Shockingly, Memeber of Liberal White Privilege Media Reflexively Defends Another Unit of Liberal White Privilege Media

One thing that keeps making me laugh is that many members of the liberal media claim they are not liberal -- not biased at all; completely straight shooters -- and yet all other out-and-out, self-confessed liberals rally out to defend the supposedly not-liberal media.

Outright leftwing outfits like Media Matters make it their sole mission to attack those who critique the liberal media -- that is, their sole mission is to defend the liberal media by attempting to refute all criticism.

Every once in a while one of these leftist outfits makes the Make Pretend claim that they think the media is conservative, but that's just something they have to say on occasion. Their meat and potatoes is insisting the liberal media is perfect. (But not at all liberal.)

I can tell what side you're on by who comes running to your defense every five minutes, you know.

The Guild extends similar Most Favored Nation status to all other members of the liberal guild, of course. Today, thoughtless mediocrity Dylan Byers attempted to push back against my (irrefutable) point that The New Republic is overwhelmingly white and long has been, and yet, despite its unbearable whiteness, postures as some kind of Friend of the Black Race.

Friend of the Black Race, maybe. Employer of the Black Race? Decidedly not.

I imagine that Dylan Byers feels duty bound to protect other liberal outlets (but I'm sure he'd tell you that he's not biased and neither is TNR) as a matter of course.

But I'd also imagine that this defense goes a little deeper than that:

Overwhelmingly white membership is not something the media wants to talk about, at least not when the subject is their own overwhelmingly white membership.

They love to talk about Whiteness when it's a group they disfavor, such as the Tea Party.

But they don't want to talk at all about how their very own staffs "look nothing like America."

The Netroots also wants to talk about the whiteness of the Tea Party... but never their own blazing pallor.

Obama's 2012 campaign Headquarters was plenty interested in rooting out discrimination wherever it thought it might detect it... but forgot to ask why apparently only white people were qualified to have positions there.

CNN just took Soledad O'Brien's show away from her due to its audience being "too ethnic." By which they mean black.

Has a single other media entity, apart from the online operation Fishbowl DC, followed up on this story?

As far as I have seen -- No. They have buried the story because they know they're all compromised on the same exact point.

I have a more interesting post about this entire phenomenon, but I'm not really up to it brainwise. So for now I'll just make the basic point: The media is, in fact, overwhelmingly white, and they know they're overwhelmingly white, which is why they squirm so much when the standard they insist on for everyone else are applied to themselves.

They have no good answer to it, so they do what anyone does when he's confronted with a damaging but unanswerable point: they either ignore the point entirely (as TNR is doing, and as CNN has been doing since it took Soledad O'Brien's show) or, like Dylan Byers, they attempt to demean it as not mattering.

Here's what Dylan Byers says about TNR's complete failure to diversify itself:

Should TNR diversify its offices? That's up to them.

It's up to them? Is that what affirmative action/non-discrimination law says in this country-- whether or not a company makes a special effort to hire minorities is "up to them"?

Is this a special license that only the media has? Because I'm pretty sure it is not "up to individual corporations" which are not in the media industry as to whether they make aggressive efforts to recruit minority candidates.

And then he adds:

But for the GOP, it isn't a case of should or shouldn't. It's a case of must.

This is dumb. Let me explain why: TNR is, if I can rely upon this post by Jack Shafer (a member of The Guild), itself losing lots of money.

For more than a century, rich guys who think they’re smarter than the rich guys who came before them have been buying money-losing publications under the impression that by spending more money than their deep-pocketed predecessors, they’ll turn the red ink black. This tradition, whose ranks include [all manner of White Guys] gained a new adherent about a year ago when Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder whose net worth currently bounces around in the vicinity of the half-billion mark, purchased the New Republic.

Since then, Hughes has followed the century-old script to a T, wheel-barreling a load of cash into the magazine, replacing the top editor with the former top editor, adding staff, opening a New York office, making plans to move his Washington staff to a nicer home, and ordering a makeover of both the magazine and website. This week, those redesigns debuted, with the magazine getting slicker and thicker, and the website receiving a sumptuous transformation that makes the competition look like they’re squatting on GeoCities sites.

Like the rich guys who have come before, Hughes has also set the goal of making the magazine profitable in “a couple years.” Making money is a wonderful ambition for the New Republic, which was losing about $3 million a year several years before Hughes began the current expansion, according to Martin Peretz’s ex-wife, Ann Peretz.

My problem isn't that Byers suggests that diversification would be a good avenue by which the GOP could improve its own political balance sheets.

My problem is how he immediately dismisses the idea that a media organization which is itself struggling could profit from its own diversification effort.

Apparently diversity-efforts are things Other People must do -- never people who Dylan Byers works for, or may work for at some point down the road. They have a special dispensation.

Just Because They Said So.

If TNR was making money hand over fist, one might say "Don't fix what's not broken."

But it's not. And yet Dylan Byers blithely (and thoughtlessly) rushes to their defense, saying that any effort to diversify is "up to them."

Without doing any investigation into this matter, Byers pops off to defend His Tribe.

You said something about My Tribe? Well then buddy, you and me are gonna rumble.

After Byers wrote his reflexively Defend My Tribe Against All Filthy Insinuations That We Ought to Practice What We Preach, he got a little head's up from some commenters. Here's one former intern agreeing that TNR does in fact have a major problem on the diversity front:

I would venture to say that the Republican Party cares more about diversity than the New Republic does.

The Republican Party has at least recognized that it has a problem with outreach to nonwhite voters. I haven't seen any such soul searching from a magazine that professes to be the New Yorker of Washington D.C.

It's a big deal when one of the most prominent liberal magazines in the United States has a staff that's almost entirely white.

It's a problem when a rebooted, reinvigorated, well-funded version of that magazine decides that diversity is not one of their concerns and assembles a new almost all-white masthead that looks nothing like the country or journalism industry.

TNR doesn't represent a broad cross-current of American, liberal or center-left thought. How can it when it has no prominent nonwhite contributors, editors or staff writers?

TNR has a diversity problem from top to bottom — it always has. Nothing's changed in the Chris Hughes era.

It has hired the occasion nonwhite intern or fellow. It ran some very good John McWhorter pieces a few years ago. But that's what some might call "tokenism." Those people have never been promoted to editor or staff writer. They've largely been allowed to walk right out the door. It's never had a nonwhite or female running the show.

If TNR wants to opine about the state of the Republican Party, that's their business. But the current leadership should take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask themselves if they really care about diversity in their midst. And whether the country at large or the journalism industry as a whole looks anything like the staff they've assembled.

And in 1995, the Washington Post responded to a TNR sneer.


In 1995, The New Republic ran a thirteen-thousand-word article by Ruth Shalit about alleged racial tension in the Post newsroom, which prompted an acidic letter from Graham himself. "Since she works at The New Republic," Graham's letter stated, "the last practitioner of de facto segregation since Mississippi changed, Ms. Shalit has little or no experience in working with black colleagues." (Graham noted that the magazine, founded in the early part of the century, has "never had a full-time black staffer" and quipped: "Motto: Looking for a qualified black since 1914.")

Byers dutifully quotes these, but apparently draws no particular conclusions from them; he adds nothing at the end to suggest perhaps he was a bit kneejerk -- and a bit rush-to-defend-the-white-privilege-of-My-Guild -- in claiming that affirmative action and minority outreach are "up to" corporations themselves (so long as those corporations are in the media industry).

"That's up to them"?

Extraordinary.

Extraordinary.

I should add I'd be interested in seeing Politico's own diversity efforts, and its own balance sheets, so I can gauge as to whether it should be "up to them" to pursue a more diverse employment policy, and whether they can profit from same.

But I won't be seeing anything of the sort, so my conclusions will have to remain in the plane of the conjectural.

The White Republic: I don't know when this employee list dates from, but it's fairly recent. (I recognize most of the names as having been staffers/editors at least until the last couple of years.) Update: Chris Hughes is listed as owner/EIC so it is current. I don't know if any black staffers are for some reason not on the list, but let's say there's one missing: Does this masthead "look like America"?

Look, there's no getting around it: They're all white.

And I gotta say this: No, "Jewish" does not count as "minority" for these purposes. Not in the media, guys. Give me a break. The Jews have suffered historical discrimination but not in the media, at least not for 50 years.

I don't want to say "quite the opposite" because I don't like the dark "Jews control the media" stuff but in fact Jews are very well represented (overrepresented, if we're beancounting) in the media and simply cannot be counted as "minority hires."

Posted by: Ace at 06:53 PM



Comments

1
Heh. Kinda like supporting the cop-killer in LA?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 06:57 PM (+iUsQ)

2
Practice what we preach!

Posted by: soothsayer at February 11, 2013 06:57 PM (vzLhi)

3 Netroots can go horse fuck. Our local tea party had quite a few "Uncle Toms."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (UOM48)

4 This is a long post. Compelling, and rich.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (8sCoq)

5 Perception is reality.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 07:01 PM (+iUsQ)

6 That's the legitimate news media to you! - so sayeth America's Number-Two

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:01 PM (QTHTd)

7 Diverse we much?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (9GaPd)

8 Sigh,but it's not "extraordinary".Thy lie,everything they do is based on lies,they lie to themselves.They can't even see the truth about themselves with a telescope.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (9XBK2)

9 The liberal spluge must flow!!!

Posted by: the surprisingly blue-eyed director of the liberal spluge guild at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (ORGYc)

10 You try finding qualified minority applicants on the Icelandic Swim Team, I dare ya.

Posted by: TNR at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (w+Dvf)

11 We love brown people. They make for excellent chauffeurs and gardeners.

Posted by: White Liberals at February 11, 2013 07:06 PM (vbh31)

12 It occurred to me today that given his Addison's disease and the effects of medication that JFK was actually the first enhanced-melanin president. (If we're gonna use skin color as a distinguishing feature.)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (qqZuQ)

13 >>>Sigh,but it's not "extraordinary".

I find it extraordinary he doesn't even think about the words he's writing. not a single synapse fired; not a single axon bridged to a single neuron.

Although, I suppose, no, that's not really extraordinary.

Still, I am bit baffled at just how un-self-aware people in the bubble can be.

Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (LCRYB)

14 leftist hypocrites...but I repeat myself...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (uhftQ)

15 conservatism appeals more to whites than minorities. magazine interested in the philosophical ins and outs of liberalism appeals more to SWPLs than minorities.

shrug

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (60GaT)

16 It's no wonder the South American pixel forests are disappearing.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:08 PM (boB3A)

17 "15 conservatism appeals more to whites than minorities. magazine interested in the philosophical ins and outs of liberalism appeals more to SWPLs than minorities.

shrug

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (60GaT) "

You're missing a whole bunch of points.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 07:08 PM (ZuCIK)

18 >Still, I am bit baffled at just how un-self-aware people in the bubble can be.


Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (LCRYB)

Fish don't know they're wet.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:08 PM (8sCoq)

19 Still, I am bit baffled at just how un-self-aware people in the bubble can be.





Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (LCRYB

I quit being baffled a long time ago.

Now I'm just in a constant state of being supremely pissed off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (UOM48)

20 Yeah well how many people of color are employed at the Ace of Spades headquarters huh? I thought so.

Posted by: Bosk at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (n2K+4)

21 Still, I am bit baffled at just how un-self-aware people in the bubble can be.
Posted by: ace
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Ace, I watched them go out of their way to avoid self introspection.It's pathological.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (uhftQ)

22 It's really amazing how blacks are 99% in the Democrat camp, yet Republicans don't seem to have any trouble finding smart, conservative blacks to give platforms to, while all the Democrats have on offer are flipping morons like Toure and Al Sharpton.


Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (E55AK)

23 The problem with the New Republic, is that they are rarely any good, I think the Journolist brainslugs, have something to do with it,

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (Jsiw/)

24 And it follows, fish don't know there's a thing called 'land'.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (8sCoq)

25 20
Yeah well how many people of color are employed at the Ace of Spades headquarters huh? I thought so.

Posted by: Bosk

Ace does hire the handicapped however.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 07:10 PM (w+Dvf)

26 BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM
BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM

Dylan Byers and the rest of the MFM are a bunch of hypocritical racist cocksuckers.

Posted by: DangerGirl - Assault Female doin' it LAPD style at February 11, 2013 07:10 PM (GrtrJ)

27 Still, I am bit baffled at just how un-self-aware people in the bubble can be.
Posted by: ace


Leftism isn't a philosophy on how to live one's life. It's a set of weapons to attack the Right. Period.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 07:10 PM (NTBjC)

28 At some point in time, we're going to have to leave this relationship. The other party is abusive and out of its mind.

Posted by: Aaron at February 11, 2013 07:10 PM (Tlix5)

29 24
And it follows, fish don't know there's a thing called 'land'.





Have you seen the pic of the flying squid? When those fuckers start walking on land, it's game on. Calamari. Yum.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:11 PM (UOM48)

30 Using pixy's services is considered a Charitable Work.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 11, 2013 07:11 PM (FsUAO)

31 Sharpton's not a moron. I bet he's smarter than most of us. I know he's smarter than me. He's a lot richer and more popular, for a start, and probably gets laid more too.

He learnt early on how to play the angles.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (QTHTd)

32 Have you seen the pic of the flying squid? When those fuckers start walking on land, it's game on. Calamari. Yum.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Flying squid? Forget skeet shooting. I'm going squid shooting!

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (uhftQ)

33 What the fish don't know won't hurt them.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (boB3A)

34

To their credit, the editors probably employ nannies who are at least a few shades from mocha, so it's all good.

Posted by: imp at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (UaxA0)

35 A pallid bust of pallas

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (nTgAI)

36 Ace,check out this exchange Ed Driscoll had on his blog the other day.

Yesterday, Hugh Hewitt interviewed the article’s author,
slumming New York Timesman Mark Oppenheimer, for two hours on his radio
show. The whole transcript is online, but this moment is a classic:

HH: All right, I want to dig into this, because as you know, your Sports Illustrated article is extremely controversial.

MO: So I’m told. I mean, it wasn’t controversial to me, but I imagine it seems that I upset some people.

HH: Oh, did you ever. So we’ll talk about that, but first, let me put you on the geography of ideology, if I could.

MO: Sure.

HH: Are you left wing?

MO: No, I wouldn’t say I’m left wing.

HH: You’ve got to have voted at least four times for president. Can I assume it was Gore, Kerry, Obama, Obama?

MO: You may assume that, yes.

HH: Is that correct?

MO: Yes. Now we should say, by the way, that I have left wing
friends, and they think that voting for those mainstream sort of
neo-liberal consensus candidates puts me if anything somewhat to the
right.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (9XBK2)

37 I swear, if the right came out and stated "on second thought, restricting gun rights is a good idea" the left would immediately oppose the idea and cry racism(we're trying to keep blacks unarmed and vulnerable).

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 07:13 PM (w+Dvf)

38 Eh, it's simply another example of how Thinking the Correct Thoughts means more than any action.

If you prostrate yourself to the gods of Leftist thought, you can be as racist as all get out and it doesn't matter a whit.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:13 PM (Gk3SS)

39 28
At some point in time, we're going to have to leave this relationship. The other party is abusive and out of its mind.


Posted by: Aaron at February 11, 2013 07:10 PM (Tlix5)
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Well shit, you could technically say the same about the Republicans as well.

Posted by: DangerGirl - Assault Female at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (GrtrJ)

40

I want to become a Leftist so I can engage in the overt and malicious racism that the right wing is supposed to have but is only rarely glimpsed at the fringes.

There are simply no enemies to the left for these people

Posted by: imp at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (UaxA0)

41
oh they're "aware" alright

fully aware

they think we're stupid -- they really believe that

Posted by: soothsayer at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (1WM2H)

42 HH: You’ve got to have voted at least four times for president. Can I assume it was Gore, Kerry, Obama, Obama? MO: You may assume that, yes. HH: Is that correct? MO: Yes. Now we should say, by the way, that I have left wing friends, and they think that voting for those mainstream sort of neo-liberal consensus candidates puts me if anything somewhat to the right.
Posted by: steevy
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Liberalism IS a mental illness.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (uhftQ)

43 >Flying squid? Forget skeet shooting. I'm going squid shooting!


What should I look for in a good squid gun?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (8sCoq)

44 Sharpton's not a moron. I bet he's smarter than most of us. I know he's smarter than me...He learnt early on how to play the angles.
Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (QTHTd)I'd take that bet.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (boB3A)

45 Comets and meteors are threats to people of color, deviously manufactured by the right.

Posted by: White Liberals at February 11, 2013 07:16 PM (vbh31)

46 What should I look for in a good squid gun?
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (8sCoq)


*******

If you look on the butt plate it should have a squid mark.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:16 PM (qqZuQ)

47 44 He's smart in a street wise,conniving way.The man has done very well for himself with his very limited intellect.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:16 PM (9XBK2)

48 What should I look for in a good squid gun?
Posted by: Jones in CO
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Magazine capacity. Flying squid have been known to attack when wounded.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:16 PM (uhftQ)

49 What difference does it make? We need to look to the future, not waste time arguing who did or didn't hire minorities. It's not like they lied to a grand jury or anything.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 11, 2013 07:17 PM (0SXI6)

50 I would like to see the growing sport of squid shooting covered in the next gun thread

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:17 PM (8sCoq)

51 I particularly like hitting hypocritical liberals where it hurts them most. The pocketbook. That's why I charge Democrats/liberals more than Republicans when we have business transactions.

Posted by: DangerGirl - Assault Female at February 11, 2013 07:18 PM (GrtrJ)

52 What should I look for in a good squid gun?


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:14 PM (8sCoq

Ask TFG. I'm sure that will be his next "skill"...squid shootin'.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (UOM48)

53 They're just looking out for their people.

Posted by: Eric Holder, Ministry of Silly Gunwalks at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (UCKS+)

54 I have left wing friends, and they think that voting for those mainstream sort of neo-liberal consensus candidates puts me if anything somewhat to the right.

If you define "left and right" as left and right of the average voter, then, yes, he has a point that Gore was centrist and that Obama '08 was centrist (less so Obama '12).

This is known as "math".

If, however, you define "left and right" in European terms - in terms of deference to Divinely-granted authority, or not - then you will come to a different conclusion.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (QTHTd)

55 I would like to see the growing sport of squid shooting covered in the next gun thread
Posted by: Jones in CO
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Same here. I need to know what is a good squid load.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (uhftQ)

56 I wish Sarah Palin would have sued some of these losers into oblivion for slander over the Tucson debacle. Made some examples.

Posted by: Jmel at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (9tSXa)

57 Ace: "The media is, in fact, overwhelmingly white, and they know they're
overwhelmingly white, which is why they squirm so much when the standard
they insist on for everyone else are applied to themselves."


So true. Also, it's a fact so blindingly evident that it simply cannot be hidden from anyone, not like, say, their obedient adherence to "the new liberal" orthodoxy which can be explained away with rhetorical mindthoughts. Observers can be pretty easily swayed with vocabulary and feint of hand from a point of view; they cannot be so readily swayed when the black and white is staring them in the face. AND they would look foolish if they even tried to deny the physical attributes. So liberal institutions can only ignore it.

Anecdotally, NBC shouldn't be represented by the rainbowed feathers of a peacock. An ostrich with head in the sand would be more appropriate... if its own ass was full of sand.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 11, 2013 07:20 PM (eHIJJ)

58 Oh, come ON!

Posted by: Captain Renault at February 11, 2013 07:20 PM (z9HTb)

59 Liberalism washes away all feelings of guilt and shame. And the need for self-awareness.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 07:20 PM (WM+rJ)

60 Squid is a wily game animal

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:20 PM (8sCoq)

61 To their credit, the editors probably employ nannies who are at least a few shades from mocha, so it's all good.


Posted by: imp at February 11, 2013 07:12 PM (UaxA0)

Much more likely Czech, or dirty scandi - Think Elin Nordegren

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (0SXI6)

62 Gore and Kerrey PRETENDED to be centrist, but were far from it.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (uhftQ)

63 Hey Jones- in high school were you on the squid squad?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (qqZuQ)

64 Speaking of flying squid, as we should be, so help me, SciFi, if I don't get Flying Squidosaurs v. Superpythoncroc featuring Lorenzo Lamas, Deborah Gibson, Tiffany and Eric Roberts with special appearances by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, I'm going to be peeved.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (Gk3SS)

65 "So for now I'll just make the basic point: The media is, in fact,
overwhelmingly white, and they know they're overwhelmingly white, which
is why they squirm so much when the standard they insist on for everyone
else are applied to themselves."

I seem to recall that among the things the Obama crew promised their lefty base in the second term agenda were sweeping new applications of the "disparate impact" rule.

That is, if the ethnic composition of your organization, at all levels, isn't a precise mirror of the ethnic composition of America, then the EEOC will land on you like a ton of bricks, asserting "disparate impact". You don't have to have actually discriminated in hiring. You simply have to have hired in a way that suggests it might have occurred.

Fuckin' awesome. Let's force their own sorry asses to live up to precisely that rule.

It would be absolutely incredible for the GOP to simply insist on a "full disclosure" federal law which compelled every lefty outfit in America to post prominent red bordered warning notices about how they are not disparate-impact compliant. With a little thermometer bar to show how wide of the mark they are.

This same rule could be very pleasantly forced down the throats of a bunch of lefty-sympathizing businesses.

Google's executives give metric shit-tons of money to Obama and the DNC. Google is headquartered in a part of California that's now about 50% Hispanic. What percentage of Google hires are Hispanic? From what I can tell by observation, less than 5%. Compel them by federal law to rectify this.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (gqT4g)

66 At Camp David, we do squid shooting all the time.

Posted by: Preezy Umbrella Master at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (UOM48)

67 Squid is a wily game animal
Posted by: Jones in CO
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That ink burns the eyes.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:22 PM (uhftQ)

68

for con men and politicians, intelligence can be average

the keys to their success are to be absent shame and accountability

Posted by: soothsayer at February 11, 2013 07:22 PM (NNTrd)

69 >
Hey Jones- in high school were you on the squid squad?


I didn't have the speed

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:22 PM (8sCoq)

70 Dammit. Now I want to go to my fave Greek restaurant for calamari.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:23 PM (UOM48)

71 Why just yesterday, a brown person moved into the condo next to me. I mistook him for one of the wretched panhandlers that have infested my upscale neighborhood. I apologized profusely, telling him I had marched at Selma in my youth, for the cause. It's all good, now.

Posted by: White Liberal at February 11, 2013 07:23 PM (vbh31)

72 What kind of call do you use for squid?

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:23 PM (uhftQ)

73 17

the hypocrisy angle? i get it. but the guy mentioned above has a point, that electoral politics is more relevant to this issue than if an ideological magazine doesn't have a lot of minority interest in it. it'd be the same if, say, white support for Democrats dropped to 20% or something and they started losing national elections. of course news stories about this might lazily throw around racism charges, but it'd be a story.

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 07:24 PM (60GaT)

74
And I gotta say this: No, "Jewish" does not count as "minority" for these purposes.

Well not for affirmative action purposes, ace.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:24 PM (boB3A)

75 But speaking about this lefty/media self-delusion.... it's nothing new.

It's groupthink. The emperor's beautiful clothes and all that.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:24 PM (8sCoq)

76 "The Scandi Republic".

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 11, 2013 07:24 PM (SUKHu)

77 Hey Jones in CO. Are you attending the hearings tomorrow before our (CO) political betters impose restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights? NRA sent me email trying to get folks to attend the hearings but I have work and stuff.

Posted by: PaleRide at February 11, 2013 07:24 PM (dkExz)

78 Pretty fitting that SQUID is the secondary topic of a post about TNR's and Politico's troubling lack of diversity

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (0SXI6)

79 Your gonna need a bigger gun. And boat. And skillet.

Posted by: Architeuthis at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (+iUsQ)

80 >>>What kind of call do you use for squid?

They breach the surface when Mika coos.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (WM+rJ)

81 I don't like devolving into diversity discussions.

I don't give a shit if your outfit is run by purple fucking martians.

The only question is: IS YOUR PAPER/SERVICE/COMMODITY good???

DO I WANT IT???????????

Everyone deserves a fair and even shake. Sure you may want to reach out to demographic specific groups and no one will deny that connections/nepotism will always play its role.

But OUTREACH, and outright fucking quotas/pandering, are two different things.

NEVER COMPROMISE PRINCIPLE. I don't give a shit if there are no black pilots, for example. If they can't pass the fucking standards that we apply to EVERYONE then too fucking bad. The same thing with frontline combat troops. If women don't fucking cut it, then too fucking bad.

Diversity for its own sake is perversity. That is why everyone loves sports. It's one of the last fucking things in this world that hasn't been poisoned. The best are on the field. ALL THE FUCKING EXCUSES that this commie/newspeak/brave new world are left at the fucking door.

Pure performance. No "social concerns". All we have left in that regard is our special forces and sports.

Think long and hard on that.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (tVTLU)

82 I'm expecting a squid pro quo.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:26 PM (qqZuQ)

83 They breach the surface when Mika coos.
Posted by: Fritz
***

Maybe I'll bring my tennis racket and invent a new sport.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:27 PM (uhftQ)

84 How many of the editors with kids at the White Republic send their kids to public school? I'd bet it's less than 25%. But 100% of them oppose school vouchers for inner city black kids.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 11, 2013 07:27 PM (HDgX3)

85 Do they have any Muslims on staff, or are they "racist" against them, too?

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 11, 2013 07:27 PM (SUKHu)

86 Dayum. That Graham Quote is righteous pimp-slap.

Posted by: baldilocks at February 11, 2013 07:27 PM (Su0W2)

87 here's an example of what we're talking about:

Howard Notelling ‏@BluegrassPundit

Alternate Reality: Chicago Police Super. Garry McCarthy claims, “Chicago does not have strict gun laws.” http://shar.es/Y6IjL #tcot

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:28 PM (8sCoq)

88 I followed the link. Now I'm #BlindedByTheWhite ;-)

Posted by: Y-not at February 11, 2013 07:28 PM (5H6zj)

89 "Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (tVTLU)"

I'd rather "think long and hard" on something else.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 07:28 PM (ZuCIK)

90 78 Pretty fitting that SQUID is the secondary topic of a post about TNR's and Politico's troubling lack of diversity
Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (0SXI6)


*******

The squid talk is like the parsley on a plate with a big sizzling steak. Secondary, but adds a certain indefinable something to the main dish.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:28 PM (qqZuQ)

91 The squiud is a quadruped which lives in big rivers like the Amazon. It has two ears, a heart, a forehead, and a beak for eating honey. But it is provided with fins for swimming.
Squidare larger than frogs.
Squidare dangerous, so if you see one where people are swimming, you shout:
Look out, there are squid!!

Posted by: Bosk at February 11, 2013 07:29 PM (n2K+4)

92 "TNR doesn't represent a broad cross-current of American, liberal or center-left thought. How can it when it has no prominent nonwhite contributors, editors or staff writers?"


Because apparently thought waves are influenced by skin pigmentation. That's why I hate the motherfuckers with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. These people are not educated, they aren't even capable of rational thought, let alone critical thought.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 11, 2013 07:29 PM (DvVVN)

93
If you ever have a bat in the house, the tennis racquet should be your primary weapon of choice.
Followed by the longbow.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (boB3A)

94 What kind of call do you use for squid?

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:23 PM (uhftQ)



Obviously this - http://youtu.be/Z3Z6QdeoA24

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (Gk3SS)

95 I've had liberal friends ask me what it's like being with a black woman.

Not asking me "hey what stuff do you deal with, do you talk about your differences, etc"
They have an exotic-based curiosity.
Not a legitimate curiosity.

I met my wife and continued to date her because she had big tits and an equally big brain. I enjoy the thrill of seeing the difference in skin tone during certain things, but her blackness wasn't what attracted me to her or kept me around.

The nasty secret of the liberal attitude towards race is that it boils down to a compartmentalization and a "merit badge earning system" when they open a social line to someone who isn't snowy white like themselves. It has nothing to do with seeing a common humanity and exploring the differences in experience and attitudes, it's all about the exoticism.

You can blather on and on and on about diversity all you want, but when mentally it's more of a zoo-like experience for yourself versus genuine understanding, it unintentionally spills out into all of your decisions. THAT is why they have no black hires at TNR. Because they see can't actually see past it enough to open their office without fear of revealing their true selves and outting themselves as the objectifying charlatans they are.

Posted by: CAC at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (twQE8)

96 TNR may be a bunch of metro Bull Connor lily-whites but every one of the male staffers there would serve as a pet gerbil or tea-bag landing zone for their Messiah Barack. That must count for something in ObamaLand.

Posted by: Fed Up. at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (WnjLc)

97 Circling the wagons in the MFM...but really, should we take any advice or criticism at all from those turds about 'whiteness' and 'diversity'? Or anything at all, for that matter? They suck, and have always sucked, and want us to be even worse. It's what liberals are and do.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (7xPCu)

98 Wow.
That felt great to say.

Posted by: CAC at February 11, 2013 07:31 PM (twQE8)

99 And ace,

Sweet moses smell the roses, I read that entire piece.

MUMR:

This one's just for you honkie:

MARCO RUBIO-TOM COTTON 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You heard it here first, and Bill Crystal is just parroting my fucking genius. Peace.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:31 PM (tVTLU)

100 I thought a squid was a marine cephalopod with 10 testicles.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:31 PM (qqZuQ)

101 >>Pretty fitting that SQUID is the secondary topic

Eventually, we'll end up quoting from "Scandi Squid Recipes".

Which is, of course, where Elizabeth Warren cribbed her "Indian" recipes from.

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 11, 2013 07:32 PM (SUKHu)

102 >
Hey Jones in CO. Are you attending the hearings tomorrow

sadly, no- seeing my tax guy tomorrow

besides, I can't carry my gun in the city-- truth be told, I never go into the city unless it's absolutely unavoidable

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:32 PM (8sCoq)

103 Microsoft has lots of "non-white" people working for them. I wonder how they'd fare if we did have a "disparate impact" law. They don't have 12% African American and 12% Latino FTEs. I don't know actual numbers, but there are a lot more Indian, Chinese, Russian and Middle Eastern people than AA or Latino.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (99E5V)

104 A big bath towel is handy for catching bats. Just throw the towel at or in the path of the bat and it drops him to the ground, ready wrapped for removal. It's easierthan you'd think. Just be careful of lamps, etc.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (ZshNr)

105 CAC:

That cracked me up. I've lived in the North and the South. Deep blue and deep red. And I will say that hands down the deep racism is in the lefties.

Their "attacks" on conservatives are simply a projection.

Now, if you can explain how Rasmussen fucked up the party ID so bad I would die to hear that.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (tVTLU)

106 Horde and Ace, I posted this on another thread.

Joffen is having a really tough time in the Chris Kyle thread.

Worth monitoring and giving him some help.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (UOM48)

107 "99 And ace,

Sweet moses smell the roses, I read that entire piece.

MUMR:

This one's just for you honkie:

MARCO RUBIO-TOM COTTON 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You heard it here first, and Bill Crystal is just parroting my fucking genius. Peace.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:31 PM (tVTLU) "

Thanks.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (ZuCIK)

108 If those colossal squid ever get airborne, game over.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (uhftQ)

109
Andy Levy (Red Eye) could get hired at TNR. When he says he's an Ashkenazi Jew they'll go "NAZI? That's the kind of diversity we need!"

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (mJkp9)

110

Squids live inside Easter Island statues.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (DAoux)

111 100 I thought a squid was a marine cephalopod with 10 testicles.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:31 PM (qqZuQ)

Silly-billy! Only mammals have those! Except for liberals of the humanoid persuasion, of course.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (7xPCu)

112
Yeah well how many people of color are employed at the Ace of Spades headquarters huh? I thought so.

Posted by: Bosk at February 11, 2013 07:09 PM (n2K+4)










Shit, AoSHQ is so diverse, we don't just have different races on staff, we have different SPECIES. Some are even from different PLANETS.

Although that planet looks suspiciously like Redwood National Park.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (TIIx5)

113
Posted by: Lincolntf at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (ZshNr)

Where's the sport in that?

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (boB3A)

114 95

or minorities may generally not care as much about liberal ideology in the abstract

again the fact that both conservatism and TNR-style liberalism appeals more to whites is really not surprising

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (60GaT)

115 I hear a dog whistle in this movie review.

And OT, if you haven't read the Esquire piece about the SEAL, do it. Now.

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at February 11, 2013 07:35 PM (96M6e)

116 S after getting bitch slapped by the Post, they retrenched. Is Augusta more diverse, did TNR write any snarky pieces on Augusta and Tiger?

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2013 07:35 PM (VHfsw)

117 Stormfront would approve.

Posted by: torabora at February 11, 2013 07:35 PM (5G+ec)

118

I hear a squid whistle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 11, 2013 07:35 PM (DAoux)

119 Ok, I'll leave you all with one of my favorite Man Show quotes (paraphrased):

To us, diversity means hiring a lot of hot black chicks to be around.


Zing.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 11, 2013 07:36 PM (tVTLU)

120 118

I hear a squid whistle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 11, 2013 07:35 PM (DAoux)

That's another name for a beer fart, right?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:36 PM (7xPCu)

121 the development of ICBSs (inter continental ballistic squids) could start a world wide squid race

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:37 PM (8sCoq)

122 You never know when there is a squid out there with your name on it.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:37 PM (uhftQ)

123 "114 95

or minorities may generally not care as much about liberal ideology in the abstract

again the fact that both conservatism and TNR-style liberalism appeals more to whites is really not surprising

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 07:34 PM (60GaT) "

I'm not going to get into it with you. At least not today.



Later, all.

God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 07:38 PM (ZuCIK)

124 >>>If those colossal squid ever get airborne, game over.

If you're not making alliances with the sperm whale, that's your fucking fault, orca.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (WM+rJ)

125 For Whom The Squid Tolls

ripping good stuff

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (8sCoq)

126 the development of ICBSs (inter continental ballistic squids) could start a world wide squid race

We would have to launch a crash program to close the squid gap.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (ZXn7h)

127 Ace: "Does this masthead 'look like America'?"

And the masthead has an image of the Mayflower on it? Damn, what a dead giveaway. Whiter than Joe Biden's dentures and just as smart.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (eHIJJ)

128 Ever seen what a 100 megaton squid warhead can do to a city. The horror...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (uhftQ)

129 "You can't fool me! I listen to public radio!"

Posted by: Squidward Quincy Tentacles at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (+iUsQ)

130 Oh, and Joffen:

We'll talk tomorrow.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (ZuCIK)

131 What about the calamari? Won't anybody think of the calamari?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (7xPCu)

132 There is something here though. It wouldn't be that hard to do their liberal duty and hire a few clean, articulate affirmative action ivy league grads onto TNR. So why don't they?

Posted by: L, elle at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (0PiQ4)

133 The deal is, people like Chris Hughes assumes other places are not "diverse" because the bosses are evil bigots, and his company is not "diverse" because they just can't find any but will hire some as soon as they do! And they're fighting for black people, so shut up!

The real nagging question: what the hell do black people see in Soledad O'Brien?

Posted by: PJ at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (ZWaLo)

134 128 Ever seen what a 100 megaton squid warhead can do to a city. The horror...
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (uhftQ)

I think the proper term is "100 megasquid" warhead.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (7xPCu)

135 122 You never know when there is a squid out there with your name on it.
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:37 PM (uhftQ)

*******

Well, if you catch one, squeeze out a little ink and write your name on the side you would. DUH.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (qqZuQ)

136 Old man Graham could bring the hate

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (qjFNd)

137 I was just thinking. If JFK was alive today would he be a republican or Donk?

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 07:40 PM (F2Vrz)

138 Always, I mean always assume a squid is loaded.

just to be sure, though, give 'em a breathalyzer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (NTBjC)

139 Is it legal to openly carry a squid in Colorado?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (7xPCu)

140 I met my wife and continued to date her because she had big tits and an equally big brain.

You know the rules here, CAC.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (TLezx)

141

the development of ICBSs (inter continental ballistic squids) could start a world wide squid race


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:37 PM (8sCoq)







It's imperative that we close the Calamari Gap!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:42 PM (TIIx5)

142 alright which one of you is this


Police Arrest Ketchup-Covered Florida Man Yelling Profanities At Tourists While Sprawled In The Middle Of The Street | http://keysnews.com/node/39182

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:42 PM (8sCoq)

143 Ever seen what a 100 megaton squid warhead can do to a city. The horror...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (uhftQ)



Why, yes, of course. I've read Watchmen.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:42 PM (Gk3SS)

144 very long post--what movie was this?

Posted by: Sterling Archer at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (Dll6b)

145 I checked. Here's Chait on vouchers: http://www.newrepublic.com/blog/jonathan-chait/education-reform-after-vouchers

He's not for 'em. But... he points to a study from voucher advocates that vouchers don't help.

So being against education vouchers doesn't make one "racist". Any more than being against Section 8 vouchers makes one "racist".

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (QTHTd)

146 139 Is it legal to openly carry a squid in Colorado?
Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (7xPCu)

*******

Yes, but it's more fun to carry it tucked into your waistband (IYKWIM)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (qqZuQ)

147 Chinge su pinche madre...que largo.

Posted by: grease monkey at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (VSWPU)

148 Good Lord,this just made my blood pressure jump 100 points.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/340268

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (9XBK2)

149
the development of ICBSs (inter continental ballistic squids) could start a world wide squid race

We would have to launch a crash program to close the squid gap.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 11, 2013 07:39 PM (ZXn7h)







Damn you.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (TIIx5)

150 alexthechick

this spider video is not for you

http://tinyurl.com/bhdqvm3

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (GVxQo)

151 142 alright which one of you is this


Police Arrest Ketchup-Covered Florida Man Yelling Profanities At Tourists While Sprawled In The Middle Of The Street | http://keysnews.com/node/39182
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:42 PM (8sCoq)

Ah, performance art...well it would be if he were naked and covered in ketchup.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (7xPCu)

152 Republicans are terrible at using liberal/emotional arguments to fight back.

Most commonly, when liberals attack Republicans as being the party of rich corporations or whatever, we always jump to intellectual rather than emotional arguments. So, we start talking about low taxes or supply-side economics or whatever, and we lose. Instead, we should jump immediately to pointing at GM, GE, etc, and follow up later with the facts and logic. Start with the liberal/emotional arguments, and we can win.

Posted by: sandy burger at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (jg1FQ)

153 I was just thinking. If JFK was alive today would he be a republican or Donk?
Posted by: wattyler1381
***

Squid

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (uhftQ)

154 So morons- which is your favorite- Squid Trek or Squid Wars? Discuss.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:44 PM (qqZuQ)

155 Welcome to the Ace of Squids Headquarters!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:45 PM (qqZuQ)

156 Just remember, kids: Never point a squid at anything you don't intend to destroy.

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at February 11, 2013 07:45 PM (96M6e)

157 Yes, but it's more fun to carry it tucked into your waistband (IYKWIM)
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
***

Until it inks all over you.
And that little beak is pretty sharp...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:46 PM (uhftQ)

158 "Microsoft has lots of 'non-white' people working for them. I wonder how they'd fare if we did have a 'disparate impact' law."

Let's find out!

Microsoft is another tech company that has given huge amounts of money to Democrats. Let us give them in return a horse-pill sized dose of the agenda which Democrats claim to support.

African Americans are 13% of the population. Microsoft better right away get 13% black representation at all levels, from initial hires to the C-suite, not a percentage point less, or else get hit with the million pound shithammer of federal "disparate impact" rules.

What? AfAms don't study in tech fields in proportion to their numbers? It's very hard to find black software engineers? This rule would be a huge hardship to the company and would impair its prospects competitively?

Two word response, the first of which is "Tough," and the second of which is, "shit". Comply or else. Comply immediately, or else.

Microsoft funded the liberal agenda? Let them enjoy its fullest poisonous fruits. Likewise for every other big business or organization we can find that isn't living up to the liberals' own stated standards.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2013 07:46 PM (gqT4g)

159 Hey, I'm available if some media outlet wants to add some 'flavor' to their newsroom. I'll work for cheap....hell, just give me a sammwich!

Posted by: Jayson Blair at February 11, 2013 07:47 PM (ZM9OS)

160 Fuego.

Posted by: Bob, Henchman at Large at February 11, 2013 07:47 PM (1efte)

161 If diversity is so fucking precious to liberals and a source of our strength, what about the places in the world that are homogenously populated like Japan, China, Africa, etc., who are, ironically, the same minorities (here, anyway) that they profess to treasure. Shouldn't those places be inherently eeeeeevil for their lack of 'diversity?'

Posted by: zsasz at February 11, 2013 07:47 PM (MMC8r)

162 146 139 Is it legal to openly carry a squid in Colorado?
Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (7xPCu)

*******

Yes, but it's more fun to carry it tucked into your waistband (IYKWIM)
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (qqZuQ)


Is concealed squid carry for self defense, or just some freaky perv cephalopod fetish? Let's ask our viewers!

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:47 PM (7xPCu)

163
But for the GOP, it isn't a case of should or shouldn't. It's a case of must.

And here's yet another place the GOP needs to push back against the Dylan Byerses of the world. And I'm not talking a simple "well, perhaps there's some merit in that." No, I mean a full-on offense - "Fuck you, Byers. The Democrats fought a war for slavery. The Democrats lynchedblack men for daring to vote. The Democrats fought tooth and nail against the Civil Rights Act. The Democrats kept a KKK Grand Kleagle in the Senate for over twenty years. So fuck you and your 'the GOP' needs to reach out to blacks.' YOU need to take your party's racism and shove it!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 07:48 PM (TLezx)

164 We're all Squidbillies now!

Posted by: Cicero Squid at February 11, 2013 07:49 PM (+iUsQ)

165 Psssst, Hey wanna pet my squid.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 07:49 PM (F2Vrz)

166
I am truly saddened that I am not as good as the people at TNR.

As much as I have worked on myself, taken classes and courses on self-improvement, read books and assorted lterature, it is obvious I can't come even a little bit close to these astonishingly amazing people.

It's been a problem my whole life, I know...I just fuckin can't match up to white liberals. It's always so far away I want to vomit.

Now I'm depressed. Dammit.

Posted by: Rev Dr. E Buzz Peers Morgon at February 11, 2013 07:49 PM (HQml1)

167 Even metro newspapers are overwhelmingly white. Well, there is the Token Black Columnist on staff. He or she only writes about race.

There might be a sports guy too.

He mostly writes about race as well.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 11, 2013 07:50 PM (xSegX)

168 Squid Wars. The light saber battles are epic!

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:50 PM (uhftQ)

169 Heed the naturale eius debent rostro.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 07:50 PM (WM+rJ)

170 Is concealed squid carry for self defense, or just some freaky perv cephalopod fetish? Let's ask our viewers!
Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:47 PM (7xPCu)

*******

Purely shellfish.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (qqZuQ)

171 One very disturbing thing that has come about with the new neighbor is that we discovered that our cat, Marie Antoinette, does not care for people of color. Sigh. We were positively mortified by the discovery. Fortunately, our neghbor Cecilia Marmaduke has informed us of the Manhattan School for Pet Reeducation. We're on it like white on rice, first thing in the morning.

Posted by: White Liberals at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (vbh31)

172 You know the rules here, CAC.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 07:41 PM (TLezx)
Brains aren't photogenic.

Posted by: CAC at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (twQE8)

173 Is concealed squid carry for self defense, or just some freaky perv cephalopod fetish? Let's ask our viewers!
Posted by: model_1066
***

Yes to both.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (uhftQ)

174 Imagine those deep sea GIANT FLYING SQUIDS. Holy fuck.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (UOM48)

175 Somebody should ask Peter King what's the percentage of blacks working at SI.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (9XBK2)

176 Oh lordy- it's like the ONT came early and squid-stomped all over Ace's thread. Sorry Ace.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (qqZuQ)

177 Flying squids would be called brown shoes or zoomies, right?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (6IKyK)

178 Pretty much every company I've worked for in NYC has had a mostly black mail room, a half-black secretarial pool and a couple of black professionals who are so aware of their tokenness that they sulk around the office and socialize as little as possible. I'm thinking that The New Republic is similarly set up, aside from not actually having a few token professionals.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (E55AK)

179 174 We would need flight enabled Sperm Whales as a counter.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (9XBK2)

180 All children should be armed with squids to protect themselves against predatory child molluscas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (673KB)

181 Dylan Byers??

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (pmsMR)

182 Flying squids would be called brown shoes or zoomies, right?
Posted by: CSMBigBird
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Lunch

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:52 PM (uhftQ)

183 Useless white pieces of shit need jobs, too, ace.

Posted by: BS Inc. at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (9b5Ps)

184
Over 170 comments on squid, and not one reference to tentacle pron.

You fuckers are slackin'.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (TIIx5)

185 Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the Squid Room!

Posted by: President Merkin Muffley at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (ORGYc)

186 We would need flight enabled Sperm Whales as a counter.
Posted by: steevy
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Aww jeez. I get cranky when BIRDS poop on my car...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (uhftQ)

187 173 Is concealed squid carry for self defense, or just some freaky perv cephalopod fetish? Let's ask our viewers!
Posted by: model_1066
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Yes to both.
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (uhftQ)


Wouldn't there be embarrassing ink stains occasionally?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (7xPCu)

188 Here's the big problem with The New Republic: There's no reason to read it.

If you want real liberalism, then you'll read The Nation or Mother Jones or a blog.

If you want a liberal slant with something that appears to be news, then you can go 100 places, but you'll get more smug out of reading NYT or listening to NPR.

I've found that libs love to tell you they read NYT or listen to NPR.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (xSegX)

189 Someone knowthe story behind this...

“I love you Los Angeles, I love each and every one of you. And don’t let the stupid fucking media tell you otherwise.”

Justin Timberlake, at the Hollywood Palladium last night

Posted by: Jayson Blair at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (3qKP/)

190 pssst...


Squid! Stygian! The best!

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (8sCoq)

191 Ha Ha. He said sperm.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (F2Vrz)

192 Over 170 comments on squid, and not one reference to tentacle pron.You fuckers are slackin'.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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Cut me some tentacle, I'm at work.
Afterwards I'll be off to buy some high capacity assault squids.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (uhftQ)

193 All children should be armed with squids to protect themselves against predatory child molluscas

You heard those stories about Squidward too, huh?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (TLezx)

194 Ace: Sublime.

Posted by: exliberal at February 11, 2013 07:54 PM (leIQP)

195 184
Over 170 comments on squid, and not one reference to tentacle pron.

You fuckers are slackin'.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:53 PM (TIIx5)

just because we have standards, it doesn't mean they are high standards.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (7xPCu)

196 >Wouldn't there be embarrassing ink stains occasionally?


not if you're wearing your Tactical Squid Pants

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (8sCoq)

197 Wouldn't there be embarrassing ink stains occasionally?
Posted by: model_1066
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Black pants, socks and shoes. Problem solved.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (uhftQ)

198 "Mongo just prawn in game of life."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (qqZuQ)

199 And if I were to read Ace's entire post, he'd mock me with FAIL!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (UOM48)

200 197 Wouldn't there be embarrassing ink stains occasionally?
Posted by: model_1066
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Black pants, socks and shoes. Problem solved.
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (uhftQ)

Then I'd look like some artsy emo douche, or a ninja.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (7xPCu)

201 Imagine those deep sea GIANT FLYING SQUIDS. Holy fuck.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:51 PM (UOM4



Imagine them in a fly off with the GIANT LEAPING GREAT WHITES.


Discovery Channel would implode from joy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (Gk3SS)

202 I'm suddenly in the mood for calamari.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (E55AK)

203 Typical. No love for cuttlefish, cephalopods of color.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (WM+rJ)

204 "Mongo just prawn in game of life."
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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(Throws assault squid at Seamus)

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (uhftQ)

205 Or Scungili.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 11, 2013 07:57 PM (E55AK)

206
So this movie review was for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, right?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:57 PM (TIIx5)

207 Ace, have you already forgotten my advice to you?

NEVER take seriously anyone named Dylan or Justin

You just don't

Posted by: Ace's Consigliere at February 11, 2013 07:57 PM (mCvL4)

208 So this movie review was for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, right?
They were all white in that too.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (ORGYc)

209 model_1066

Hey, check it out, black pants, socks and shoes. Careful, he's packin' squid.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (uhftQ)

210 Tactical Squid Pants
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 07:55 PM (8sCoq)


********

TSP's are on sale this weekend at Cabela's

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (qqZuQ)

211 My favorite parts of deep fried squid are the tentacles.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM48)

212 Flying Humboldt squid are predators.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (6IKyK)

213

Squid: Nature's Fleshlight

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (TIIx5)

214 Also, what's a "memeber"? Someone who likes memes?

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (96M6e)

215 You guys can keep your squids...I'm arming with a barracuda! Sounds much sexier and much more lethal!

Posted by: Jayson Blair at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (3qKP/)

216 damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids

Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (LCRYB)

217 Imagine them in a fly off with the GIANT LEAPING GREAT WHITES.


Discovery Channel would implode from joy.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 07:56 PM (Gk3SS)

Picturing the video, with Strauss' Blue Danube as the sound track.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (673KB)

218 When the deep sea giant squid understand that they are more intelligent than Obama voters, we're doomed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:00 PM (UOM48)

219 Token NYT reject sock off!

Posted by: Icedog at February 11, 2013 08:00 PM (ZolUS)

220 AOSHQ: Like peas in a cephalopod.

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at February 11, 2013 08:00 PM (96M6e)

221 very long post--what movie was this?


The Color Purple, I think.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (F3s39)

222 Squid for pets are better than dogs, don't need the peanut butter.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (6IKyK)

223 I'm going to be carrying some extra sea sponges in my car for first aid in case of squid attack.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (7xPCu)

224 damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids
Posted by: ace
***

The dancing ones are kind of nice, but the flying ones have that special something.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (uhftQ)

225 211 My favorite parts of deep fried squid are the tentacles.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM4

**********

Up here we call those Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (qqZuQ)

226 Its the modus operandi of the lib. In the face of a press that would make Goebles spontaneously ejaculate, they have to say the complete opposite. Same for the occasional - Ubinga of Kenya is to the right of Reagan nonsense. They eat that shit right up.

Posted by: Whatev at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (A7Wh1)

227 Late night threads are fine examples of ADD.......Oh, look at the Kitteh.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 08:03 PM (F2Vrz)

228 225
211 My favorite parts of deep fried squid are the tentacles.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM4



**********



Up here we call those Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (qqZuQ)


I thought those were bull's balls?

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 08:03 PM (X6akg)

229 >Flying Humboldt squid are predators.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (6IKyK)

They're the honey badgers of marine invertebrates

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 08:03 PM (8sCoq)

230 226 Its the modus operandi of the lib. In the face of a press that would make Goebles spontaneously ejaculate, they have to say the complete opposite. Same for the occasional - Ubinga of Kenya is to the right of Reagan nonsense. They eat that shit right up.
Posted by: Whatev at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (A7Wh1)


Yeah, they sure do eat some sort of shit...lap it up with relish and lick the plate. I think that shit is mostly stale, leftover pickled "hey, look at me!! I'm so virtuous!!"

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (7xPCu)

231 Squid. It's what's for dinner. With a nice Pinot Grigio and spicy dipping sauce.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (UOM48)

232 216 damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids
Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (LCRYB)

*********

Tilikum the assaultorca started it, as a simple food fight, and things just, you know, kinda got out of hand.

I'll go back to pretending to be smart now.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (qqZuQ)

233 I may be back later. I'm off to buy some high capacity, semi auto assault squids.
With any luck I won't run into a faster squid slinger.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (uhftQ)

234
damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids

Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 07:59 PM (LCRYB)








IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (TIIx5)

235 But TNR does have gay-boy gastropod whelps on staff, don't they?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R2zvE615dM

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2013 08:05 PM (ORGYc)

236 damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids

Posted by: ace



ace, do you want me to shoot the flying squids with a longbow?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 11, 2013 08:05 PM (Gk3SS)

237 what happens when the squid become self-aware?

(teed up...)

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 08:05 PM (8sCoq)

238 Squidward Testicles.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 08:05 PM (F2Vrz)

239 Sadly, Pravda is now to the right of our MSM. If communism is now considered "right wing" we're going to have to invent some new terms.....

Posted by: Icedog at February 11, 2013 08:06 PM (ZM9OS)

240 237
what happens when the squid become self-aware?

(teed up...)




One of them becomes Preezy?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:06 PM (UOM48)

241 "HEAT" on Encore HD right now

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 08:06 PM (8sCoq)

242 My God,it's full of squid.
(obligatory)

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 08:06 PM (9XBK2)

243 Calamari around here is called bait.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 11, 2013 08:06 PM (6IKyK)

244 Imagine our poor SEALs up against giant Humbolt squids. Under this administration.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:07 PM (UOM48)

245 211 My favorite parts of deep fried squid are the tentacles. Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM4 ********** Up here we call those Rocky Mountain Oysters. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:01 PM (qqZuQ) I thought those were bull's balls?
Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 08:03 PM (X6akg)


****************

Oh. Tentacles! I must have misread that.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:07 PM (qqZuQ)

246 >>>what happens when the squid become self-aware?

It authors a periodical that puts TNR out of business.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 08:08 PM (WM+rJ)

247 With any luck I won't run into a faster squid slinger.
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (uhftQ)

*********

You mean like Billy the Squid?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 08:09 PM (qqZuQ)

248 This thread can only be attributable to bipod error, Ace.

Posted by: S.Q.U.I.D. 9000 at February 11, 2013 08:09 PM (ORGYc)

249 246 >>>what happens when the squid become self-aware?

It authors a periodical that puts TNR out of business.
Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 08:08 PM (WM+rJ)


I thought we gave them jobs as telephone operators or something, like on cartoons.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 08:09 PM (7xPCu)

250 I've created a squid monster....

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 08:10 PM (8sCoq)

251

>>>what happens when the squid become self-aware?

It authors a periodical that puts TNR out of business.


Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 08:08 PM (WM+rJ)








That's what TNR gets for picking a fight with someone who uses ink by the barrel......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 08:10 PM (TIIx5)

252 248 This thread can only be attributable to bipod error, Ace.
Posted by: S.Q.U.I.D. 9000 at February 11, 2013 08:09 PM (ORGYc)

No, we're just letting off some steam while the Valu-Rite is being absorbed.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 08:10 PM (7xPCu)

253 >>>That's what TNR gets for picking a fight with someone who uses ink by the barrel......

Full circle, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 08:11 PM (WM+rJ)

254 nood squid-free thread up

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:12 PM (UOM48)

255 Look, Ace, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think
you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill or have some Nicorette, and think things over.

Posted by: S.Q.U.I.D. 9000 at February 11, 2013 08:12 PM (ORGYc)

256 Brings a tear to my dinner plate-sized giant squid eye.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 08:12 PM (7xPCu)

257
nood squid-free thread up


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 08:12 PM (UOM4






Not for long, I'm sure.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2013 08:14 PM (TIIx5)

258 damn you ignorant monsters with your singleminded focus on flying squids

You're right, Ace. We should be worrying about their land assault capabilities as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 08:15 PM (TLezx)

259
Hi horde. Just drove down from my mountain redoubt to the big city of Denver where I have biz and music to make this week. In the best AOS tradition, I will comment without reading the comments above...

Blinded by the whites!!

Wrapped up like a douche in the middle of the night!

Blinded by those whites!!!

Posted by: Meremortal at February 11, 2013 08:16 PM (jTKU5)

260 Rosesquid

Posted by: dying fat guy at February 11, 2013 08:27 PM (H+y+M)

261 That's up to them?
What does it matter?

Posted by: Big Mo at February 11, 2013 08:30 PM (uqvkA)

262 When I was a kid in "da Bronx"I was staying at my grandmas apartment when a bat flew in the bedroom window. My uncles had a laugh riot screaming and ducking and snapping rolled up wet towels at it until it flew back out the window. I'm wondering if the same technique might bring down a flying squid.

Posted by: Guido at February 11, 2013 08:32 PM (XLuH2)

263 MFM delenda est.

Because constant lying and double standards.

If we have to put up flyers on telephone poles to get the word out, we must. Nobody ever heard of that local band anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 11, 2013 08:33 PM (bxiXv)

264
2013: A Blog Odyssey

"My God, it's full of squids"

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 11, 2013 08:39 PM (mJkp9)

265 Don't call it a sub-continent!

Posted by: Nemo at February 11, 2013 09:10 PM (R2ShP)

266 Good work, Ace. Keep sockin' it to 'em.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 11, 2013 09:13 PM (oshol)

267 I'm late to the game,
but I was thinking about the general state of people ( in the past, busybodies, today, liberals ) that have problems of their own, but always want to go and fix others' problems.

They are just procrastinating because they can't face their problem. The worse it is, the worse they dig into others.

Posted by: dantealiegri at February 11, 2013 09:48 PM (274MD)

268 Worse yet - the overwhelmingly white media spends all of its time protecting the Democratic Party's utter neglect of its overwhelmingly black constituency. Or something like that. Something comparing it to the horrible condition of our nation's cities, which are all run by Democrats.

Posted by: JohnW at February 11, 2013 10:00 PM (0vtx1)

269
A pretty good article until the end when Ace put on his Hitler 'stash and hinted Jews aren't white.

Posted by: Banjo at February 11, 2013 10:42 PM (BzdDN)

270 What Difference Does It Make?

Posted by: A white liberal guy at February 11, 2013 11:14 PM (oKH8p)

271 "And I gotta say this: No, "Jewish" does not count as "minority" for these purposes. Not in the media, guys. Give me a break. The Jews have suffered historical discrimination but not in the media, at least not for 50 years."
-
Right.

But whites are guilty and do deserve to be booted in favor of real minorities?

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 12:21 AM (8F4Bx)

272 Ace, do you get what it implies for the future of whites when there is 90% non-white mass immigration (and I mean MASS) continually, and there is forced integration for the whites (which you pushed hard here and in a recent post), while the non-whites are in practice totally free to play us-vs-them ethnic games?

The implication is that there will ultimately be no white people left, and the trip downhill will be very nasty.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 12:26 AM (8F4Bx)

273 I know you are explicitly not pro-white, and you don't care at all if they go the way of the passenger pigeon.

But are you perfectly comfortable with that that implies for the political causes you are in favor of?

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 12:30 AM (8F4Bx)

274 Through affirmative action, quotas and set-asides, "disparate impact" and immigration rules that are radically contrary to their interests, whites are being discriminated against right now, not "historically".

If you have typical markers of working class whiteness, such as (in America) JROTC or agricultural anything on your resume, your chances of being accepted into elite higher education go down.

Whites are losing out systematically, formally and informally in ways that would be a scandal if this was being done to another racial group, like Asians, who are doing better than whites.

I think in the 21st century, when whites are being kicked all around the part, demeaned in the mass media, discriminated against in education, jobs and law, and systematically being dispossessed and diminished in numbers and as a share of the population in the countries that their ancestors built for them, it is not right to be anti-white.

In the 21st century, in you're calling for more whites to be fired and replaced with non-whites, you are siding with the bullies.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 12:53 AM (oUeqW)

275 Don't attack liberals for not being consistent and zealous enough in their enforcement of liberal anti-white rules, and appoint yourself as the new, more gung-ho, more consistent anti-white agitator.

Seriously Ace, don't go down this road.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 12:59 AM (oUeqW)

276 Well then.

Posted by: CAC at February 12, 2013 02:32 AM (6Gto6)

277 a) He has no sense of humor.
b) He doesn't understand we have to make them adhere to their own standards.
c) He works for TNR.

Which is it?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2013 02:37 AM (Iyg03)

278 #277
All three.

Posted by: CAC at February 12, 2013 02:49 AM (6Gto6)

279 He's a deep-cover concern troll on a double-secret mission from the front office of TNR.

YOUR MISSION, should you decide to accept it: Your team will parachute into Ace of Spades HQ and see if you can get a discussion going about what you will present as "the positive aspects of racism." Your tools will be a) paranoia, b) conspiracy theories, and c) righteous indignation. You will dangle your theories like bait and wait for someone to bite. Our best minds have determined it won't take long, since all those rednecks are just alike. Then you will engage them and draw them out until they reveal their true racist feelings. Later, one of our writers will screencap the discussion and use it to get some goddamned payback on that sonofabitch Ace. Remember to use your "I'm tired of taking it from the man" reverse-oppression disguise. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds . . .

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2013 03:13 AM (Iyg03)

280 Early in the war on terror, writers from NRO including Jonah Goldberg started criticizing anti-war leftists for being against war on jihadists because the jihadists were against all the things the leftists claimed to be for, such as feminism.

That's a weak position, when you're criticizing someone for not living up to a position that you don't really hold anyway.

Jonah for one resolved that problem by gradually moving toward feminism, till he explicitly stated that he is a feminist.

And there went the issues on which family values conservatives were in fundamental conflict with feminism. He sold out a basic part of conservatism for a rhetorical point.

What did the rhetorical point accomplish? Nothing. What did Jonah get for his sellout? Nothing.

This is paradigmatic for how conservatives become liberals. They start by accepting liberal language and liberal frames, and they progress to supporting liberal positions while getting nothing real in return.

Eventually they wind up as people who can't be counted on regarding any topic, and who are only good for verbal tap-dancing and are really boring.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 03:36 AM (2kMhw)

281 Fake-conservative politicians just want to be the ones to run the big government that liberals build.

Fake conservative pundits just want to be higher in the moral pecking order that liberals build.

It's legitimate to point out that liberals are big hypocrites. Ann Coulter does that all the time, without sliding into endorsing liberal values.

But it's an easy slide to putting yourself above liberals morally by calling for more enforcement of their rules.

This can be on race, it can be on family values and gender politics, it can be on political correctness and what you are allowed to say, it can be on all sorts of things.

If you don't think anyone should be fired for saying X, but liberals are pretty good at getting conservatives fired for saying X, and they are getting away with casually saying X themselves (where X can be nearly anything, such as trash talk against women, which liberals direct against Michelle Malkin all the time), should you them start calling for liberals to get fired for breaking "the rules"?

I think that's at best a tactical win (though probably you won't win anything at all) and definitely a strategic loss, because you are endorsing rules devised by liberals to ensure liberals always win.

I didn't think Ace was making that mistake when he did his first post like this recently. But this is the second one.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 03:59 AM (2kMhw)

282 Most right wing talking shops could be inconvenienced by strict enough anti-racist (read anti-white) hiring requirements.

Yes there are some great Black pundits. Thomas Sowell jumps to mind. There aren't enough of them to go around, for the same reason that the Republican Party gets 90% of its votes from whites.

Do you want to be the moral enforcer of a rule that says, you can't promote opinion X unless there are enough non-whites in your team?

Posted by: Chromoly Man at February 12, 2013 04:09 AM (2kMhw)

283 Chromoly is quite "concerned", rd. So option #4.

Posted by: CAC at February 12, 2013 09:42 AM (6Gto6)

284 I'm leaving this now. I miss all the good-natured squiding around.

Posted by: herbork at February 12, 2013 09:46 AM (t1s5e)

285 "TNR doesn't represent a broad cross-current of American, liberal or center-left thought. How can it when it has no prominent nonwhite contributors, editors or staff writers?"

This is a stupid argument no matter where it comes from. White people can figure out the mechanics of an EVA in space,an environment we had no knowledge about whatsoever,but apparently we're too dumb to figure out what life is like for another human being on this planet who has a different skin color.

That argument comes from a place of racism against white people,I believe.

It's a shame a black man can't get a job writing about something he cares about and his only approved subject of discourse is his own blackness.

I'm astounded that more black people can't figure this out? Wouldn't you like to live in a world where nobody gives you crap for wanting to write about basketball,just because you happen to be black? Democrats aren't even trying to get you there. They want you to only be able to say "Hi. I'm black." and then get the hell out of their sight. Isn't that obvious to you? They wouldn't even elect a pure-blooded black man. They worship Barack Obama,sure,but from where I'm sitting it looks like they prefer his white half to his black half.

Embracing black issues and making them the focus isn't promoting black people, it's embracing black PEOPLE that promotes both black people and black issues.

Posted by: libzRdumm at February 13, 2013 04:37 PM (rtcNx)






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They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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