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From Glamour:

Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and the Revolutionary Power of Black Women’s Rest

Rest is not a trend but a birthright.
By Melissa Kimble

July 28, 2021

… Inspired by fellow super-athlete Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the Grand Slam competitions leading up to the Olympics to protect her own mental health, Biles took a stance that shocked many and left others confused.

My impression now is that Simone Biles pulled out to protect her neck. She felt herself losing the cognitive ability to stay focused on where she was in the air while doing her dangerous routines. (This might have something to do with Ritalin being illegal in Japan. Or maybe not. It turns out Adderall is illegal in Japan, but you can get a Ritalin prescription for sleep problems, of all things.)

Gymnasts call this disorientation in space the “twisties.” It happened to Biles before in 2019.

I don’t know whether it correlates with age. It’s often compared to the yips in golf, in which pros in their 40s lose the ability to stay focused and smooth while putting, although that may be totally different for all I know.

As I’ve said, Biles would have been better off if the media’s narrative had emphasized that she’s trying to repeat as Olympic champion at a rather advanced age for a woman gymnast (e.g., Nadia Comaneci dominated at 14 but finished second in the all-around at 18, then retired; Mary Lou Retton won the all-around at 16 and retired two years later), and the postponement of the 2020 Olympics by a year has made the challenge even greater for her. So, if she’d pulled off this difficult feat, everybody would have been happy for her. But instead the press went with Greatest of All Time and Black Girl Magical Supremacy.)

But us pundits have to punditize, so everything serves our particular hobby horses. And a big one has become in recent years and especially during the pandemic about how black women are exhausted from microaggressions and all their emotional labor and thus need to nap more (e.g., Teen Vogue’sBlack Power Naps Is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep“).

Back to Glamour:

Biles’s stepping away didn’t just challenge the status quo—it obliterated it.

But for Black women, her decision resonated on a deeper level. Here we have a woman who made an intentional decision to choose her mental health over more medals, over glory, over the expectations the world had placed on her. “Black womanness sits at the intersection of society’s most marginalized identities,” says Duanecia Evans Clark, cofounder of of The Creative Summer Company. “To show up in today’s world as Black and woman requires that we are hypervigilant for ourselves and our families. After all of that vigilance, we have no choice but to demand rest of ourselves and the sisters around us.”

In a society that values productivity over humanity, and places superhuman expectations on Black women, Biles’s stepping away didn’t just challenge the status quo—it obliterated it.

Black women are programmed to believe that rest is not for us. “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders,” says Alisha Robertson, an intentional business coach. “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us.”

So as Biles and Osaka have so bravely exemplified, for Black women, “rest is revolutionary. ”

“In 2021, rest is more revolutionary for Black women than it ever has been, and for no other reason than we finally have the choice,” says Evans Clark. “Our ancestors fought for this moment. We owe rest to ourselves, but we also owe it to them for the centuries they could not.”

During a time when workplace rules and boundaries are constantly shifting as many of us navigate new realities of remote work or lives as digital nomads, Simone and Naomi are also examples of how Black women are continuing to impact the way we all push back against toxic work environments and the systems that create them.

“I worked for a very big sports media company,” says Krissy Brierre-Davis, a business operations consultant. “As a Black woman in that company, I was expected to be on all of the time. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers. While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done. I was burned out.” Ultimately, she decided to leave to save herself, her family, and her sanity. “Unfortunately, many don’t have the ability to do that, but I knew that if I didn’t, I risked losing far more than I was willing to,” she says.

There is a growing movement for the radical prioritization of rest among Black women. Community healers like The Nap Ministry and Erika Totten remind us of the importance of rest. Armed with decades worth of experiences, resources, and tools that lead people to liberation, they teach Black women about the past, the present, and the power of rest. It’s not a trend but a birthright—a revolutionary stance in itself. “When you’re resting, it’s restoring your body so that you do have enough capacity to move on toward your vision,” says Totten via her #ToLiveUnchained sessions on Facebook Live. Or as Tricia Hersey, affectionately known as the Nap Bishop of The Nap Ministry, puts it: “There is never enough rest and leisure for those with a legacy of enslavement. Claim it.”

… The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.

Melissa Kimble is a Memphis-based cultural writer and strategist, writing and building at the intersection of culture, community, and wellness.

That sounds exhausting.

An anonymous iSteve commenter points out this recent article in the extremely expensive Harvard Business Review, with his comments in italics:

Give Black Employees Time to Rest and Recover
https://hbr.org/2021/02/give-black-employees-time-to-rest-and-recover

Has Harvard Business Review been ScientificAmericaned already?

Maybe HBR has been TeenVogued?

Black employees are exhausted. Over the past year, their cognitive, emotional, and physical resources have been disproportionally depleted due to two deadly and intertwined pandemics: Covid-19 and structural racism.

Four bylines for this one: Three black professors and one black Ph.D. candidate.

Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.

Great idea, self-assigned last-minute paid holidays for black employees.

“Call in Black” is a hilariously racist phrase.

Anti-Black racism may inadvertently become internalized as imposter phenomenon — the internal experience of believing you are not capable or deserving of high achievement.

Commonly mistaken for situations in which the black employee in fact actually was hired into a job beyond his or her ability, a practice known as “affirmative action” or “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

About 1 in 13 African-Americans have a natural tendency toward mild anemia (sickle-cell trait) because they have one copy of the recessive falciparum malaria-fighting sickle cell gene that causes the terrible burden of full sickle cell anemia if you are unlucky enough to inherit two copies. But my impression is that the typical black woman op-edsters who are industriously churning out all this much in demand punditry about how exhausted they are are actually go-getters. Most likely, they tend to be affirmative action beneficiaries who have been tossed in over their heads.

 
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  1. Black women are going to give it a rest. Best news I’ve heard all week.

  2. When you have to make such a huge drama out of everything, like someone saying your hair looks nice, or any vaguely suspicious look, or even having a nap, life is going to be exhausting.

  3. black women are exhausted from microaggressions and all their emotional labor and thus need to nap more

    There is a growing movement for the radical prioritization of rest among Black women.

    And you thought the lines at the DMV were bad before …

  4. “The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.”

    The academic-paper mumbo-jumbo gobbledy-gook of Intersectionalism has mutated into the treacly language of a dipshit mainstream religion.

    • Replies: @Goddard
    @JimDandy


    [M]odern writing at its worst does not consist in picking out words for the sake of their meaning and inventing images in order to make the meaning clearer. It consists in gumming together long strips of words which have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug.
     
    — Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"
    , @Yngvar
    @JimDandy

    The power of the Moon compels them.

    , @James J O'Meara
    @JimDandy

    "While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.”

    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/reclining-buddha-in-laos-picture-id471363861

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @JimDandy

    Michael Levin (2000): “There are a few excellent black writers, but jumbles like this are all too typical of black intellectuals. What sort of disordered mind produces them? More urgently, how can whites — accustomed to language that communicates rather than wears down — deal with such minds? At the very least, whites must recognize that they face something fundamentally alien.”

    (That was in Levin’s review of Randall Robinson’s book-length, reparations screed, The Debt.)

    N.S. They’re not fundamentally alien to me, but then, neither is athlete’s foot.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2018/07/james-baldwin-segregationist-racist.html

    Replies: @JimDandy, @AceDeuce

  5. • LOL: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Charon

    Funny, but when Lee Dorsey wasn't making records with Allen Toussaint or singing live in concert, in "real life," he was an auto body man who could repair a bent fender like no one else in The Big Easy.

    When Lee said, "Lord, I'm so tired...how long can this go on?" you can be sure he was downright exhausted. Not this "emotional labor" folderol.

  6. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.

    There’s nothing more racist than expecting Africans to compete with Others.

    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.

    Worked 24/7? No time for naps?

    Feeling under-appreciated on the job never happens to wypipos, who are always praised for doing next to nothing. No justice. Just no justice.

    Well, it got so bad that I had to quit and just take the rest of my life off. That’s how bad it got.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Deckin
    @Charon

    It turns out that the Eddie Murphy SNL skit of what black people think happens to white people when they're not around wasn't a joke after all.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=eddie+murphy+undercover+white+man&&view=detail&mid=A6F643C70DF8F43C2625A6F643C70DF8F43C2625&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Deddie%2Bmurphy%2Bundercover%2Bwhite%2Bman%26qs%3DAS%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D4%26pq%3Deddie%2Bmurphy%2Bunder%26sk%3DAS3%26sc%3D8-18%26cvid%3D632C5F2AD0344B8D8B4156B3BDC23240

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Charon

    White people are expected to get things done. I guess this is so that black women can put their feet up when "they tired".

    I had a white boss who used to say things like "there are 24 hours in the day. And if that isn't enough, there's always overtime". He was joking. I think. But in any case it wasn't an aggressive act, micro or otherwise because I'm white.

    And I think Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi would be proud of me as a white person for the following insight. The reason that black women say "we tired" instead of the more correct "we are tired" is the effort saved by leaving out the verb. Because they tired.

  7. i don’t even understand what these articles are talking about now

    “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders”

    what?

    “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us”

    who?

    • Agree: Polistra, ArthurinCali
    • Replies: @Some Guy
    @klesko


    places superhuman expectations on Black women
     
    And here I thought the expectation for black women is to be single mothers living on welfare.
    , @RodW
    @klesko

    You never heard of the Black Royal Navy that worked so hard to shut down the Atlantic slave trade?

    , @Magic Dirt
    @klesko

    You have to keep in mind these pronouncements are scripted and probably come from a Crisis Communications team that works for Oprah. Generalized statements about what happened for hundreds of years and suchlike are merely designed to mess with your mind. We live in a time of informational warfare. They are sucking you in.

    Also, the whole point of the Intersectional Worldview is that black women should be prioritized. If you add Equity to the mix, what they are saying is that even a minor hassle or complaint from a black woman should be treated as a world-historical burden. The philosophy is literally to make a mountain out of a molehill for some people's benefit. They justify this by citing the experience of white women being cared for and protected. They want that treatment but since they have no menfolk who treat them that way, we all get to be their emotional boyfriends.

  8. Why can’t Simone just say that?

    Why can’t she say ‘I’m not allowed Ritalin and I cannot focus on my location in these twists…so it’s either me breaking my neck or dropping out and walking upright for the rest of my life’

    I would get that. America would get that. Everyone would get that.

    Of course, her needing Ritalin to perform these twists would in fact prove that Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug.

    Thus putting her past performances into legitimate doubt. I’m sure a lot of people could do crazy things with Drug Focus or Drug Inhibition.

    So Simone Biles has proved Japan’s rules correct…Ritalin shouldn’t be allowed because it is a performance enhancing drug.

    So Steve, without Drugs…would blacks be so dominant in sports?

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    @Thoughts

    It is delightfully ironic that Steve thinks conceding black athletic dominance is the necessary price to pay for eventual citizenist peace. when in fact overhyped black sports dominance is the exact obstacle to the tough love/ truth talk that Steve thinks blacks need. Blacks will never curtail their exuberance as long as they see themselves as the swaggering big bucks of the USA. Why would they listen to some dork like Ron or Steve when in their minds their are the peak human specimen. After all they can just dunk on Steve and then take his girl what the fuck Steve gonna do about it? Make a crisp chest pass?

    , @Russ
    @Thoughts

    Those three English soccer players who missed consecutive penalty kicks to end the UEFA 2020 Final vs Italy should hire Melissa Kimble to do PR for them.

    Replies: @Gordo

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Thoughts


    Why can’t Simone just say that?
     
    She can't say that because it would totally undermine the foundational Black supremacist narrative of Current Year America.

    Replies: @VivaLaMigra

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Thoughts

    Thoughts, as some one who made his living walking on beams you don't ever want to feel woozy or light headed or worry about 30 mile an hour wind gusts, or sleet or rain. Or the effects of two beers at lunch. Ms. Biles was spectacular, careers end, she should just let it go. And, how many people know who Naomi Osaka is?

  9. Another thought…

    Ignoring Simone Biles…I believe that Black Women are Tired.

    Think about it, men are supposed to support women while they give birth to the kiddos.

    Black women are the most likely to be single mom’s. Black society makes black women’s lives hell because they are, other than black ethnic networking, on their own on an individual level.

    White women are tired as well…liberal white women with ‘anxiety’ are screaming out ‘I want to stay at home with my kids!’

    Back to Simone…her brother shot and killed 3 black men. Now I’m sure Simone doesn’t care (Narcs don’t)…but other black women probably ARE tired of having to deal with all the cognitive dissonance in their lives. Trying to act ‘white’ and then having all these s**t skeletons in your closet is tiring.

    It’s time the Media focuses it’s laser beam on Hispanics or Somoans or something. Leave Blacks Alone!

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Thoughts

    https://www.chargrilled.us/t-shirts/prodimages/staticimages/square/m0leavebritneyalone_m_Black.jpg

  10. How soon is it before “y’all” and the word we used with no adverb becomes standard English? We patiently await y’all’s answer.

  11. Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it’s black.

    It if is delivered in magic colors, so much the batter.

    This refrain:

    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.

    That never happened in objective reality.

    • Thanks: Angharad
    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @El Dato

    "Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it’s black."
    True dat. My recent flight to Houston was about 1/3 black, with most of the women enormously obese. One of them, upon returning to her seat from the restroom, loudly regaled her acquaintances several rows behind her with a humorous story about about how her "cheeks had been stuck to the seat" and she had "blowed a hole" through the bottom of the aircraft. The blacks laughed uproariously hee-hee-hee, the whites not so much.


    On black Tiredness: a black professor at my university once quipped to the class: "As my father told me, if you can get someone else to do it, it must not be your job."
    I was about to reply "I have worked with people like that" when I realized I would be talking myself into a "D" grade, and wisely checked my blurt.

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @El Dato

    "While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done."

    Just as women are paid less than men, despite about 50 years of laws making exactly that clearly illegal, apparently some black women are forced to work 24/7. Surely there are the makings of a pretty lucrative class action suit here.

    , @James J O'Meara
    @El Dato

    "That never happened in objective reality."

    Blacksponse: "You know what um sayin'!!"

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    "Looks like taking a dump is now ... Gloriously Exhausting."

    Only after a couple of fig bars. I recommend fig bars to all iSteve commenters. They are quite tasty.

  12. We tired of y’all Shaniquas too

    • Agree: Angharad
    • LOL: Gamecock, Pat Kittle
  13. Anonymous[771] • Disclaimer says:

    These people really are quite mad.

    • Agree: The Griffins
  14. I just learned that skateboarding, surfing, and 3 on 3 basketball are now Olympic sports. The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    3 on 3 basketball is in the Olympics?

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @Anon, @Anonymous

    , @JosephB
    @Anon


    The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.
     
    I have a hard time seeing the word "gravitas" for an event that includes synchronized swimming.

    Surfing is an old sport. Had the olympics been invented by Pacific islanders, surfing probably would have been included from the start. It's traditional; it requires athleticism; the competitors don't appear ridiculous (e.g., synchronized swimming, plunge for distance). What more can be asked for?

    The 3 on 3 basketball was fun to watch. Imagine that: a format that makes women's basketball engaging. It's a half court game, and appears to allow a bit more physical play than is usual. I get if it's not your cup of tea, but I place it well above diving.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @MarkinLA

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Anon

    I watched excerpts of the 3 on 3 gold medal game. It was terrific. Really fast paced. All played under one hoop, like backyard basketball. Every guy will relate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7DjExb3tNA

  15. And this is why black people don’t have as many things as white people.

  16. Let me be the first :

    She’s married to a Negro anyway , just white trash .

    • Agree: The Griffins
  17. Black women: “We all tired.”

    “Black women, you’re all fired.”

    – Dream of every boss, everywhere..

    • Agree: The Griffins
    • LOL: Abe, L in Atl hell
  18. Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related. David Duvall famously fell offa cliff after challenging for the number one spot.

    No idea about gymnasts or the twistys. There’s all kinds of mental blocks in sports that famously show up. Rich Ankiel was a pitcher who all of a sudden couldn’t get the back to home plate. He reinvented himself as an outfielder.

    Either way, these things aren’t usually celebrated. It’s just a perverse unexplained mental downfall. These types of things rarely affect the greats, especially on the big stage.

    Assuming the above happened to Biles, what is Osakas excuse? Afraid of death by tennis ball concussion? What was Giannis and the Bucks excuse for quitting in last years playoffs? Seems like there might be a larger cultural problem Biles is mixed up in.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Marquis

    Hogan and Snead were golf greats who came down with the yips as they got older.

    As Mickelson showed this year at the PGA, some guys can keep striking the ball very well into their 50s. The general view is that it's the putting that's the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @Gamecock
    @Marquis


    Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related.
     
    The yips is most predominately manifested in putting, though, yes, it happens in other parts of the game. The solution in putting is quite simple, but more difficult in the full swing.

    You hit a ball with a stick in golf. To hit it harder, you take a back swing to build up energy with which to hit the ball. The yips is a manifestation of anxiety, in that anxiety causes you to stop your back swing, to not take enough. So, in a position of insufficient back swing, you still have to hit the ball. So your body will do all sorts of crazy ass things to create energy. It will, but you won't get the club head on the ball. You'll hit all sorts of craziness (see: shanks).

    The cure for yips in putting is to take several practice swings back to where you think you need to go to create enough energy to hit the putt as you want to. In the actual putt, just take the putter head back to that spot, and you'll have enough energy.

    IF that doesn't work, try decelerating the club head. Take way to much back swing, then decelerate into the ball. Yeah, that's bad, but you'll hit it vastly better than with the yips.

    In the full swing, you have to find a way to take a full back swing. I don't know how to do that. Proved on 18 holes this AM.
    , @Firstdown 111
    @Marquis

    "Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related."

    The "Yips" is what Sam Snead called his putting. He popularized the term, and now its main stream. It just means that your hands are too shaky to putt smoothly.

  19. Black women have come a long way from this,

    And this,

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Dave Pinsen

    Hillary Clinton's clumsy attempt to mimic Black dialect and speech rhythms goes a long way toward explaining why so many people feel a near-visceral disgust about the woman. As someone put it, she never really knew nor cared about the country she was vying to represent.

    Replies: @Bridgeport_IPA, @Charon, @Jim Don Bob

  20. I’ve never had it in regular golf, seeing as I’m neither a pro nor a player at all, but I’ve experienced the yips while playing frisbee golf. I nailed that little terrier that had gotten off his leash with a forehand, and it stopped.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Sollipsist
    @Achmed E. Newman

    He was probably confused about why any adult human would be throwing a Frisbee around unless a dog was involved. Dogs just don't understand the tradition of fine sportsmanship that stoned college students have worked so hard to establish.

  21. My buddies daughter, another black gymnast(Konnor McClain)with her sights set on 2024 on the day she pulled out attributed it to the twisties..a term I’d never heard before.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Bostonvegas

    I really doubt I ever had the cognitive skill to know what hell I'm doing while somersaulting and twirling in the air.

    Lee Trevino remarked that he always knew exactly where his hands were at all times, whether during his golf swing or tinkering in his workshop. That struck me when I read it because I never had much of a clue.

    Pro golfers tend to be tinkerers who like to work with their hands. Early golf pros like Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews made their living making golf clubs, and up into the 1970s, Palmer, Nicklaus and Trevino were alway going into their workshop to alter their putters to fit their current feel. Trevino saw the mental skills that made him good at working with his hands as also good at hitting the golf ball.

    I suspect baseball pitchers also tend to have good mental skills for thinking about their hands.

  22. These black lady Joggers need to take a nap.

  23. Revolutionary napping on the job, no less.

    I’m getting the impression blacks don’t really want to do all the social climbing they are offered these days.

  24. As a Black woman in that company, I was expected to be on all of the time. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.

    I’m shocked. Corporations demanding high performance from employees? Corporations encouraging employees to compete for bonuses, promotions, etc.?

    On a more serious note, this is not an indication of racism. This is an indication of societal progress. Black women were excluded from high power corporate jobs before. Now they have the same opportunities as whites. But, with those opportunities come the same issues and problems whites experience in the working world. Welcome to the grind! Enjoy!!

    • Replies: @TheJester
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Lost in the UNZ database is a comment that a Black professional made to one of my inputs. He said that he never knew how hard Whites worked for what they have until he got a job in a corporation.

    "You Whites make it all look so easy!"

    But notice, it's still the White man's fault. We're fooling and "dissing" Black people by making the corporate grind look so easy. There is a logic to this. The Black perception is that Whites get what they have for doing nothing ... so equity requires that they should also all get what they want for doing nothing.

    Affirmative action, "undocumented shopping", reparations anyone? Things change, but will this ever change?

    I'm so tired of all of this that I need to take a nap!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Uncle Dan
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Heat, kitchen.

  25. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember this?

    California DMV worker slept 3 hours a day at work for years, auditor’s report says
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/26/california-dmv-worker-slept-hours-day-work-years-auditors-report-says/

    I’m going out on a limb here by guessing that this employee was (1) female and (2) black. Ditto for her supervisor, who by never properly writing up (“writing is whiteness”) the woman’s job performance never triggered the clock on the process needed to fire her.

    As equity proceeds to infiltrate the government and the military, expect more DMVification.

    The Glamour article also includes a variation of “I have to work twice as hard …” Since black employees are dumber than their white colleagues, they often cannot perform up to spec. But to the extent that they do, yeah, they have to take twice as long. What the black employees are not perceptive enough to notice is that their white colleagues are attaining results in less time.

  26. And we are so tired of you!

  27. @Dave Pinsen
    Black women have come a long way from this,

    https://youtu.be/0jsuspx8HJg

    And this,

    https://youtu.be/Y-H9BOIYhgc

    Replies: @black sea

    Hillary Clinton’s clumsy attempt to mimic Black dialect and speech rhythms goes a long way toward explaining why so many people feel a near-visceral disgust about the woman. As someone put it, she never really knew nor cared about the country she was vying to represent.

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @Bridgeport_IPA
    @black sea

    I always thought this label fit her on many levels: America's ex-wife.

    , @Charon
    @black sea

    It's been years since I had to hear that woman's voice. I'd almost forgotten how nauseating she is. Not a single sincere or genuine bone in her body.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @black sea

    One of the only comforting thoughts in today's politics is that everyday about 8pm HRC opens a second bottle of Chardonnay mumbling curses to herself about what might have been. Proof that God does indeed love the USA.

    Replies: @donut

  28. @Bostonvegas
    My buddies daughter, another black gymnast(Konnor McClain)with her sights set on 2024 on the day she pulled out attributed it to the twisties..a term I'd never heard before.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I really doubt I ever had the cognitive skill to know what hell I’m doing while somersaulting and twirling in the air.

    Lee Trevino remarked that he always knew exactly where his hands were at all times, whether during his golf swing or tinkering in his workshop. That struck me when I read it because I never had much of a clue.

    Pro golfers tend to be tinkerers who like to work with their hands. Early golf pros like Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews made their living making golf clubs, and up into the 1970s, Palmer, Nicklaus and Trevino were alway going into their workshop to alter their putters to fit their current feel. Trevino saw the mental skills that made him good at working with his hands as also good at hitting the golf ball.

    I suspect baseball pitchers also tend to have good mental skills for thinking about their hands.

  29. Or as Tricia Hersey, affectionately known as the Nap Bishop of The Nap Ministry, puts it: “There is never enough rest and leisure for those with a legacy of enslavement. Claim it.”

    At least they are obliterating the stereotype of Blacks as shiftless no-accounts.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @kaganovitch

    And replacing it with a stereotype of blacks as working much harder to avoid work than they ever actually work when they're working.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  30. @Anon
    I just learned that skateboarding, surfing, and 3 on 3 basketball are now Olympic sports. The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JosephB, @ThreeCranes

    3 on 3 basketball is in the Olympics?

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    @Steve Sailer

    Iowa should never have changed from the half-court three-on-three basketball game that girls used to play. A 2021 Denise Long would have led an Iowa All-Stars team to an Olympic gold medal.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Anon
    @Steve Sailer


    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.
     
    I think you’d be good at the former Olympic sport of Town Planning. Maybe compete in two Olympic sports? You could be thinking about your town plan as you’re gliding motionless in the pool?

    Charles Downing Lay, the Man Who Won an Olympic Medal for Town Planning
    BY JAKE ROSSEN
    JULY 28, 2021

    The further back you go in Olympic history, the stranger some of the competition categories can seem. There was pistol dueling with wax bullets and athletes who were pronounced theoretically dead; alpinism, which rewarded attempts at difficult mountaineering feats, often to people who didn’t survive them; and art competitions, which attempted to make paintings an objective accomplishment.

    In the halls of these strange Olympics stands Charles Downing Lay, the man who earned a silver medal for the rather unathletic pursuit of town planning.

    It was during the art competitions that landscape architect Lay cemented his place in Olympic history. In the 1936 Games held in Berlin, Germany, Lay was one of several entrants in the Designs for Town Planning category. His 1932 plans for Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, featured ideas for yacht parking and various sites for sporting activities, as well as a 100,000-seat stadium…

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/648734/charles-downing-lay-won-olympic-medal-for-town-planning
     
    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    I was dumbfounded as well. They basically made driveway pickup basketball an Olympic level event. What's next? Wiffle ball? Wall ball?

    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/sports/3x3-basketball/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  31. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:

    From Harvard Business Review from February:

    Give Black Employees Time to Rest and Recover
    https://hbr.org/2021/02/give-black-employees-time-to-rest-and-recover

    Has Harvard Business Review been scientificamericaned already?

    Black employees are exhausted. Over the past year, their cognitive, emotional, and physical resources have been disproportionally depleted due to two deadly and intertwined pandemics: Covid-19 and structural racism.

    Four bylines for this one: Three black professors and one black Ph.D. candidate.

    Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.

    Great idea, self-assigned last-minute paid holidays for black employees.

    Anti-Black racism may inadvertently become internalized as imposter phenomenon — the internal experience of believing you are not capable or deserving of high achievement.

    Commonly mistaken for situations in which the black employee in fact actually was hired into a job beyond his or her ability, a practice known as “affirmative action” or “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Thanks, I'll add this to the post.

    , @Charon
    @Anon


    Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work
     
    Really now everyone. I fully understand the hand-wringing but it's unproductive, and if you take just a slightly different perspective the whole business is immense fun. Try it.
  32. @Marquis
    Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related. David Duvall famously fell offa cliff after challenging for the number one spot.

    No idea about gymnasts or the twistys. There’s all kinds of mental blocks in sports that famously show up. Rich Ankiel was a pitcher who all of a sudden couldn’t get the back to home plate. He reinvented himself as an outfielder.

    Either way, these things aren’t usually celebrated. It’s just a perverse unexplained mental downfall. These types of things rarely affect the greats, especially on the big stage.

    Assuming the above happened to Biles, what is Osakas excuse? Afraid of death by tennis ball concussion? What was Giannis and the Bucks excuse for quitting in last years playoffs? Seems like there might be a larger cultural problem Biles is mixed up in.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Gamecock, @Firstdown 111

    Hogan and Snead were golf greats who came down with the yips as they got older.

    As Mickelson showed this year at the PGA, some guys can keep striking the ball very well into their 50s. The general view is that it’s the putting that’s the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    The general view is that it’s the putting that’s the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.
     
    Really? Not ball striking? Distance? Accuracy? Holy cow. I wouldn't have thought that.

    I think i can still putt pretty well. Some touch lost, but ok. But the odds of hitting a good solid instead of some muscle in my arm screaming "owww" in rebellion... low. Too much time on iSteve i guess.

    Replies: @Gamecock

  33. White women’s compaints of tiredness usually cite the lack of male involvement in housework and childcare. Black women seem more realistic.

  34. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    It be gymnasty!

  35. @Anon
    I just learned that skateboarding, surfing, and 3 on 3 basketball are now Olympic sports. The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JosephB, @ThreeCranes

    The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.

    I have a hard time seeing the word “gravitas” for an event that includes synchronized swimming.

    Surfing is an old sport. Had the olympics been invented by Pacific islanders, surfing probably would have been included from the start. It’s traditional; it requires athleticism; the competitors don’t appear ridiculous (e.g., synchronized swimming, plunge for distance). What more can be asked for?

    The 3 on 3 basketball was fun to watch. Imagine that: a format that makes women’s basketball engaging. It’s a half court game, and appears to allow a bit more physical play than is usual. I get if it’s not your cup of tea, but I place it well above diving.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JosephB

    My impression is that surfing is awesome and addictive, more even than golf, perhaps comparable to mountain climbing. I've done bodysurfing and boogie-board surfing and they are pretty great. I don't have the physical ability to do board surfing, but I admire those who do, although I'm concerned that it's perhaps too great and has lured a lot of guys into a life of poverty:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/surfer_privilege_steve_sailer/

    As a spectator sport, I don't really like judged sports. And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random. It's especially a problem as a live sport, although edited highlights are pretty good.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @James Speaks

    , @Anonymous
    @JosephB

    Surfing is great, but the Olympics are supposed to (or at least were supposed to) represent classical athleticism and events in which the body is the sole or predominant component. Sports like surfing and skateboarding in which vehicles of some kind are introduced and are more like daredevil feats rather than traditional athletic contests are in a separate category.

    3 on 3 basketball is a backyard game and no way comparable to diving off 10 meter platforms and contorting your body in extreme ways. It's like doing cannonballs into a backyard pool.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Elli

    , @MarkinLA
    @JosephB

    The original games had very few judged sports. Even going back to many of the currently judged sports, the initial phases required people to go through specific procedures where it was much easier to get an objective analysis. Probably due to TV, they have turned it into the X games.

    Figure skating used to have what were called school figures (since removed) where everybody was required to do the same thing like stake backward around a circle visible under the ice. It would be easy to see how much you deviated from the correct path.

  36. Here is another article full of the kind of remarks that would usually make it very hard to get hired by a regular company again but all the women are quoted by name. It is that impenetrable bubble of wokeness protecting them from reality, I guess. These women talk the language of the educated elite. Just think what they could do if they and others like them actually would provide and support effective black leadership and try to solve the actual problems black people have.

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families’ homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn’t give them. But few black women have those kind of jobs anymore. Today’s black women can’t rest because most of them are single moms who not only do not have a father in the house for their kids, they often have no child support coming in, either. They don’t make enough at their jobs to support their families and often have multiple jobs. It is a dog’s life. Their kids suffer.

    The airy faerie talk isn’t going to change that.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @notsaying


    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families’ homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn’t give them.
     
    A nightmare scenario to be sure. Was no one ever paid for this work?
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @notsaying

    Because they are likely to have unruly kids, due to that very no-Dad thing, and multiple kids at that, I could see that lots of black single Moms who work may have a reason to be tired. That's not my fault - it's not White people's fault in any way oops, in no ways.

    That brings up my slight disagreement with your last part. Single Mom black women get PLENTY of child support. No, it's not from those baby Daddies, but it from you and me and most of the commenters here. WIC, Section 8, lowered utility bills, EEC from the IRS, etc, etc., there's that child support. It may not be direct, but you ARE supporting the black single Mom "families". Just sayin', NotSaying.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Adam Smith

    , @Uncle Dan
    @notsaying


    They don’t make enough at their jobs to support their families
     
    So why did they have children?
    , @AKindle
    @notsaying

    BooHoo! The poor single black woman who gets more in welfare for her and her chillun' that most Social Security recipients that have worked all their lives. They all belong in africa, few Whites to complain about there.

  37. OT but maybe useful when checking out the background of our new Brahmin overlords. Currently 72 groups covered including the Gonds, aboriginal Dravidians featured in Kipling’s Jungle Book story “The King’s Ankus”.

    https://peoplegroupsindia.com/

    back on topic, Guardian on “our unending forgiveness for white male athletes“. Now there seem to be a lot of allegations against Alen Hadzic, but my understanding is that you still need something to be proved (like a failed drugs test) before you can drop an athlete.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/shacarri-richardson-alen-hadzic-olympics-suspensions-fencing

  38. @JosephB
    @Anon


    The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.
     
    I have a hard time seeing the word "gravitas" for an event that includes synchronized swimming.

    Surfing is an old sport. Had the olympics been invented by Pacific islanders, surfing probably would have been included from the start. It's traditional; it requires athleticism; the competitors don't appear ridiculous (e.g., synchronized swimming, plunge for distance). What more can be asked for?

    The 3 on 3 basketball was fun to watch. Imagine that: a format that makes women's basketball engaging. It's a half court game, and appears to allow a bit more physical play than is usual. I get if it's not your cup of tea, but I place it well above diving.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @MarkinLA

    My impression is that surfing is awesome and addictive, more even than golf, perhaps comparable to mountain climbing. I’ve done bodysurfing and boogie-board surfing and they are pretty great. I don’t have the physical ability to do board surfing, but I admire those who do, although I’m concerned that it’s perhaps too great and has lured a lot of guys into a life of poverty:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/surfer_privilege_steve_sailer/

    As a spectator sport, I don’t really like judged sports. And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random. It’s especially a problem as a live sport, although edited highlights are pretty good.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Steve Sailer


    And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random.
     
    Who needs waves to surf?

    https://youtu.be/e5G0Ng3NIPo

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    The experience of surfing is rather intense, a total sensory flood.

    Replies: @Gamecock

  39. @Anon
    From Harvard Business Review from February:

    Give Black Employees Time to Rest and Recover
    https://hbr.org/2021/02/give-black-employees-time-to-rest-and-recover

    Has Harvard Business Review been scientificamericaned already?

    Black employees are exhausted. Over the past year, their cognitive, emotional, and physical resources have been disproportionally depleted due to two deadly and intertwined pandemics: Covid-19 and structural racism.
     
    Four bylines for this one: Three black professors and one black Ph.D. candidate.

    Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.
     
    Great idea, self-assigned last-minute paid holidays for black employees.

    Anti-Black racism may inadvertently become internalized as imposter phenomenon — the internal experience of believing you are not capable or deserving of high achievement.
     
    Commonly mistaken for situations in which the black employee in fact actually was hired into a job beyond his or her ability, a practice known as "affirmative action" or "diversity, equity, and inclusion."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Charon

    Thanks, I’ll add this to the post.

  40. Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    “The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar’s abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast – who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was ‘molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood’.

    ‘We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,’ the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: ‘That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.’”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @notsaying

    “‘That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.’”

    A bunch of pure malarkey and BS. Such over-the-top statements never help. So a 24-year-old has endured “more trauma” than say a 75-year-old? Yeah, sure, I can believe that. I have serious doubts about the extent of her abuse by Dr. Nasir. However, even if the young lady did suffer some sort of abuse, life goes on. Prior generations accepted that life is not always pleasant and fair, and that ugly things may occur, but that you still push on through it and get on with life.

    Ms. Biles seemed perfectly well adjusted in all of the interviews and commercials that I’ve seen leading up to the Olympics. Up until the point when she actually had to perform in a high-stakes setting. Sounds like a bunch of excuse making to invoke Dr. Nasir at this point . . .

    , @Thoughts
    @notsaying

    B.S.

    She can't perform without Ritalin

    Which means Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug

    So is she a creation of natural Talent or Big Pharma?

    How much does that matter in accomplishments?

    The Russian Hackers who exposed her Ritalin use certainly thought it mattered

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @notsaying

    Who knows? Is it possible that she became addicted to several years of his ministrations and found it harder to perform without them?

    Is Biles the last still-performing survivor of the Larry Nassar massage technique? Does this create a divide between her and her teammates?

    It is hardly possible to publicly raise such questions, so perhaps The Daily Mail is trying to hint at such things.

    I think that overall I would prefer to go back to the days when sports people who had mental health problems just kept it to themselves for the sake of their (mostly young) fans.

    These young women are destroying their own sports after they have already become wealthy themselves through those sports.

    Perhaps gymnastics for the under 18s should be banned as an Olympic sport due to the fact that it exists mainly to sell TV advertising based on prurient interest in the bodies of teenage girls.

    Perhaps participation in the Olympics under the age of 18 should be banned in all sports as a common sense mental health measure.

    Replies: @notsaying

    , @AceDeuce
    @notsaying


    ‘That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.’”
     
    Plenty of 70-something Vietnamese immigrants around who might have something to say about that...
    , @e
    @notsaying

    Does anyone find it surprising that she would expect the media to come to her defense and use the Nassar abuse as her "mental problem" excuse? She doesn't have to use it as the excuse. Saying "mental" is the dog whistle for the Gayle Kings of the media to protect her dropping out.

    Fact remains: she should have not taken a place on the team.

  41. White women in Europe have claimed not “rest”, but a “work-life balance”. This, too, came down to less working. In both cases, the collectives did want the titles, but not the obligations.
    Insofar there is indeed a reason to compare feminism and the black emancipation movement.

    On the other hand, were white women ever so obsessed about what men are expecting from them? Continually complaining about too high expectations or alternately about too low expectations? There’s something to say for that, but … in this regard we have to say thanks to the Lesbians. Lesbians have by and by taught women to take men not so seriously, but to look after themselves. We ought to have a similar black movement which would teach blacks to take white expectations not so seriously, but to look after themselves (if ever they can).

    Unfortunately that’s where the analogy fails: Women are biologically inclined to care for men’s expectations – so there will be some women who lack this biological inclination and who can stop the drama. Blacks are not biologically dependent on whites, but economically – there’s no escape from that!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Stogumber

    I kind of laugh when my European female colleagues complain that going on part-time work for work-life balance means taking a pay-cut for doing the same work... these are the “smart” gals who went to Uni to get into a good profession, but they seem to confuse professional work with work that would come at them like they were working a shift on a shop floor or at a store. Oh, and they still want the same promotion opportunities as their full-time colleagues who get all the face time.

    In some respects, WFH has screwed these women the most, because most of their colleagues essentially went part-time with no paycut.

  42. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    3 on 3 basketball is in the Olympics?

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @Anon, @Anonymous

    Iowa should never have changed from the half-court three-on-three basketball game that girls used to play. A 2021 Denise Long would have led an Iowa All-Stars team to an Olympic gold medal.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Diversity Heretic

    I thought Iowa girls used to play 6 on 6 basketball.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

  43. “Call in Black” is a hilariously racist phrase.

    Ha, ha. I knew a totally sybaritic Wall Street dude who who called in “fat” one Monday after an out of control summer weekend binge in the Hamptons. He woke up on Monday and not a single article of clothes in his messy apartment fit him. All his buddies on the trading desk had a good laugh at that one.

  44. @Thoughts
    Why can't Simone just say that?

    Why can't she say 'I'm not allowed Ritalin and I cannot focus on my location in these twists...so it's either me breaking my neck or dropping out and walking upright for the rest of my life'

    I would get that. America would get that. Everyone would get that.

    Of course, her needing Ritalin to perform these twists would in fact prove that Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug.

    Thus putting her past performances into legitimate doubt. I'm sure a lot of people could do crazy things with Drug Focus or Drug Inhibition.

    So Simone Biles has proved Japan's rules correct...Ritalin shouldn't be allowed because it is a performance enhancing drug.

    So Steve, without Drugs...would blacks be so dominant in sports?

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @Russ, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    It is delightfully ironic that Steve thinks conceding black athletic dominance is the necessary price to pay for eventual citizenist peace. when in fact overhyped black sports dominance is the exact obstacle to the tough love/ truth talk that Steve thinks blacks need. Blacks will never curtail their exuberance as long as they see themselves as the swaggering big bucks of the USA. Why would they listen to some dork like Ron or Steve when in their minds their are the peak human specimen. After all they can just dunk on Steve and then take his girl what the fuck Steve gonna do about it? Make a crisp chest pass?

  45. @black sea
    @Dave Pinsen

    Hillary Clinton's clumsy attempt to mimic Black dialect and speech rhythms goes a long way toward explaining why so many people feel a near-visceral disgust about the woman. As someone put it, she never really knew nor cared about the country she was vying to represent.

    Replies: @Bridgeport_IPA, @Charon, @Jim Don Bob

    I always thought this label fit her on many levels: America’s ex-wife.

  46. What’s actually exhausting here is the intense and pervasive megalomania of just about every black female opedster. The grandiose terms used by many of them is truly breathtaking: “We’re magic but we ain’t superhuman;” “the revolutionary(???) power of black women’s rest;” and this gem “While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world(!).” Such narcissism must be exhausting!

    Oddly enough, I believe it is woke, white (perhaps gay) men who have enabled and encouraged this power grab by black women, such as those represented here. It is an open question as to when the inevitable overreach (too much paid-time off on a weekly basis due to “mental health” concerns would definitely do it) will occur and white woke men will withdraw their support from this foolishness.

  47. solution; blood doping.

  48. @Thoughts
    Why can't Simone just say that?

    Why can't she say 'I'm not allowed Ritalin and I cannot focus on my location in these twists...so it's either me breaking my neck or dropping out and walking upright for the rest of my life'

    I would get that. America would get that. Everyone would get that.

    Of course, her needing Ritalin to perform these twists would in fact prove that Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug.

    Thus putting her past performances into legitimate doubt. I'm sure a lot of people could do crazy things with Drug Focus or Drug Inhibition.

    So Simone Biles has proved Japan's rules correct...Ritalin shouldn't be allowed because it is a performance enhancing drug.

    So Steve, without Drugs...would blacks be so dominant in sports?

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @Russ, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    Those three English soccer players who missed consecutive penalty kicks to end the UEFA 2020 Final vs Italy should hire Melissa Kimble to do PR for them.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Russ


    Those three English soccer players who missed consecutive penalty kicks to end the UEFA 2020 Final vs Italy should hire Melissa Kimble to do PR for them.
     
    The already have the entire English media and political class.
  49. OT: Say what you will about them,they sure know how to keep their billionaires in line. Imagine this happening in the USA…

    Well, with any of our “woke” billionaires anyway. They know how to play it. And they show who really rules.

    • LOL: Morton's toes
    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    @Polistra

    the Chinese have a few things right. Executing big time white collar criminals is one of them.

  50. “Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and the Revolutionary Power of Black Women’s Rest”

    Who knew that laziness was a super power? Someone get Stan Lee on the ouija board.

  51. “As a Black woman in that company, I was expected to be on all of the time. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers. While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.

    I’ll take, “Things That Never Happened,” for $500, Alex.

    The reality is that this whiner probably made Director about eighteen months after being hired and working about five hours a week.

  52. @Thoughts
    Why can't Simone just say that?

    Why can't she say 'I'm not allowed Ritalin and I cannot focus on my location in these twists...so it's either me breaking my neck or dropping out and walking upright for the rest of my life'

    I would get that. America would get that. Everyone would get that.

    Of course, her needing Ritalin to perform these twists would in fact prove that Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug.

    Thus putting her past performances into legitimate doubt. I'm sure a lot of people could do crazy things with Drug Focus or Drug Inhibition.

    So Simone Biles has proved Japan's rules correct...Ritalin shouldn't be allowed because it is a performance enhancing drug.

    So Steve, without Drugs...would blacks be so dominant in sports?

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @Russ, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    Why can’t Simone just say that?

    She can’t say that because it would totally undermine the foundational Black supremacist narrative of Current Year America.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @VivaLaMigra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Just a quick Q here: Why did you use the made-up word "foundational" instead of the accepted word form "fundamental"...? Are you trying to sound smart like those idiots on TV and cable, or are you just falling into bad habits? A small thing? I think not. Language is part of our culture; if we don't defend it, the invading hordes certainly won't!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Intelligent Dasein, @RyeFrost

  53. @notsaying
    Here is another article full of the kind of remarks that would usually make it very hard to get hired by a regular company again but all the women are quoted by name. It is that impenetrable bubble of wokeness protecting them from reality, I guess. These women talk the language of the educated elite. Just think what they could do if they and others like them actually would provide and support effective black leadership and try to solve the actual problems black people have.

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families' homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn't give them. But few black women have those kind of jobs anymore. Today's black women can't rest because most of them are single moms who not only do not have a father in the house for their kids, they often have no child support coming in, either. They don't make enough at their jobs to support their families and often have multiple jobs. It is a dog's life. Their kids suffer.

    The airy faerie talk isn't going to change that.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Achmed E. Newman, @Uncle Dan, @AKindle

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families’ homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn’t give them.

    A nightmare scenario to be sure. Was no one ever paid for this work?

  54. @notsaying
    Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    "The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar's abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast - who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was 'molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood'.

    'We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,' the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: 'That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.'"


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Thoughts, @Jonathan Mason, @AceDeuce, @e

    “‘That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.’”

    A bunch of pure malarkey and BS. Such over-the-top statements never help. So a 24-year-old has endured “more trauma” than say a 75-year-old? Yeah, sure, I can believe that. I have serious doubts about the extent of her abuse by Dr. Nasir. However, even if the young lady did suffer some sort of abuse, life goes on. Prior generations accepted that life is not always pleasant and fair, and that ugly things may occur, but that you still push on through it and get on with life.

    Ms. Biles seemed perfectly well adjusted in all of the interviews and commercials that I’ve seen leading up to the Olympics. Up until the point when she actually had to perform in a high-stakes setting. Sounds like a bunch of excuse making to invoke Dr. Nasir at this point . . .

  55. @notsaying
    Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    "The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar's abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast - who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was 'molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood'.

    'We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,' the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: 'That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.'"


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Thoughts, @Jonathan Mason, @AceDeuce, @e

    B.S.

    She can’t perform without Ritalin

    Which means Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug

    So is she a creation of natural Talent or Big Pharma?

    How much does that matter in accomplishments?

    The Russian Hackers who exposed her Ritalin use certainly thought it mattered

    • Thanks: Grahamsno(G64)
  56. @notsaying
    Here is another article full of the kind of remarks that would usually make it very hard to get hired by a regular company again but all the women are quoted by name. It is that impenetrable bubble of wokeness protecting them from reality, I guess. These women talk the language of the educated elite. Just think what they could do if they and others like them actually would provide and support effective black leadership and try to solve the actual problems black people have.

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families' homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn't give them. But few black women have those kind of jobs anymore. Today's black women can't rest because most of them are single moms who not only do not have a father in the house for their kids, they often have no child support coming in, either. They don't make enough at their jobs to support their families and often have multiple jobs. It is a dog's life. Their kids suffer.

    The airy faerie talk isn't going to change that.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Achmed E. Newman, @Uncle Dan, @AKindle

    Because they are likely to have unruly kids, due to that very no-Dad thing, and multiple kids at that, I could see that lots of black single Moms who work may have a reason to be tired. That’s not my fault – it’s not White people’s fault in any way oops, in no ways.

    That brings up my slight disagreement with your last part. Single Mom black women get PLENTY of child support. No, it’s not from those baby Daddies, but it from you and me and most of the commenters here. WIC, Section 8, lowered utility bills, EEC from the IRS, etc, etc., there’s that child support. It may not be direct, but you ARE supporting the black single Mom “families”. Just sayin’, NotSaying.

    • Agree: L in Atl hell
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    BTW, I shouldn't single out black women in regards to use of welfare. I just found out about a single Mom Chinese acquaintance we hadn't heard about in a while. She is doing very well with her totally-off-the-books food business, yet she is a recipient of all these welfare benefits. Her kids are out of the house (one 13 y/o living with the adult sister), yet gets whatever money that entails too. She doesn't pay in Jack Squat and I guess never will.

    Whether it's the irresponsible and often stupid black single moms or the crooked but smart Chinese (and other) women who could be considered the most abusive of the welfare state, I can't decide.

    , @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Good evening Mr. Newman,

    • Agree: Adam Smith

    You forgot to mention the loss of purchasing power of the reserve notes that people have saved over the years. Most of those "benefits" are paid for with debt based currency that is forever losing value. I have to monitor the currency's loss of purchasing power so I know how much more to charge my customers for the same service(s). I consider this loss of purchasing power a form of theft, just like other forms of "taxation".

  57. @Steve Sailer
    @JosephB

    My impression is that surfing is awesome and addictive, more even than golf, perhaps comparable to mountain climbing. I've done bodysurfing and boogie-board surfing and they are pretty great. I don't have the physical ability to do board surfing, but I admire those who do, although I'm concerned that it's perhaps too great and has lured a lot of guys into a life of poverty:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/surfer_privilege_steve_sailer/

    As a spectator sport, I don't really like judged sports. And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random. It's especially a problem as a live sport, although edited highlights are pretty good.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @James Speaks

    And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random.

    Who needs waves to surf?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @AnotherDad, @everybodyhatesscott

  58. @Achmed E. Newman
    @notsaying

    Because they are likely to have unruly kids, due to that very no-Dad thing, and multiple kids at that, I could see that lots of black single Moms who work may have a reason to be tired. That's not my fault - it's not White people's fault in any way oops, in no ways.

    That brings up my slight disagreement with your last part. Single Mom black women get PLENTY of child support. No, it's not from those baby Daddies, but it from you and me and most of the commenters here. WIC, Section 8, lowered utility bills, EEC from the IRS, etc, etc., there's that child support. It may not be direct, but you ARE supporting the black single Mom "families". Just sayin', NotSaying.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Adam Smith

    BTW, I shouldn’t single out black women in regards to use of welfare. I just found out about a single Mom Chinese acquaintance we hadn’t heard about in a while. She is doing very well with her totally-off-the-books food business, yet she is a recipient of all these welfare benefits. Her kids are out of the house (one 13 y/o living with the adult sister), yet gets whatever money that entails too. She doesn’t pay in Jack Squat and I guess never will.

    Whether it’s the irresponsible and often stupid black single moms or the crooked but smart Chinese (and other) women who could be considered the most abusive of the welfare state, I can’t decide.

  59. @black sea
    @Dave Pinsen

    Hillary Clinton's clumsy attempt to mimic Black dialect and speech rhythms goes a long way toward explaining why so many people feel a near-visceral disgust about the woman. As someone put it, she never really knew nor cared about the country she was vying to represent.

    Replies: @Bridgeport_IPA, @Charon, @Jim Don Bob

    It’s been years since I had to hear that woman’s voice. I’d almost forgotten how nauseating she is. Not a single sincere or genuine bone in her body.

    • Agree: donut
  60. @Anon
    From Harvard Business Review from February:

    Give Black Employees Time to Rest and Recover
    https://hbr.org/2021/02/give-black-employees-time-to-rest-and-recover

    Has Harvard Business Review been scientificamericaned already?

    Black employees are exhausted. Over the past year, their cognitive, emotional, and physical resources have been disproportionally depleted due to two deadly and intertwined pandemics: Covid-19 and structural racism.
     
    Four bylines for this one: Three black professors and one black Ph.D. candidate.

    Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.
     
    Great idea, self-assigned last-minute paid holidays for black employees.

    Anti-Black racism may inadvertently become internalized as imposter phenomenon — the internal experience of believing you are not capable or deserving of high achievement.
     
    Commonly mistaken for situations in which the black employee in fact actually was hired into a job beyond his or her ability, a practice known as "affirmative action" or "diversity, equity, and inclusion."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Charon

    Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work

    Really now everyone. I fully understand the hand-wringing but it’s unproductive, and if you take just a slightly different perspective the whole business is immense fun. Try it.

  61. While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.

    Even in the era of slavery 24/7 work was never required. Even Junior doctors don’t have to work more than 16 hours a day.

    The only job that requires 24/7 work is being a member of the British royal family, where you can be royal in your sleep. However Meghan Markle, recruited from the US for Royal work, was unable to hack it.

    Later it was understood that she believed that she would be living off her royalties and did not understand that she would be required to cut ribbons at supermarket openings. However with private jet therapy and a mental health break of a few years, it is hoped that she will recover enough to pose for occasional photographs.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • LOL: notsaying
    • Replies: @donut
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Even in the era of slavery 24/7 work was never required. Even Junior doctors don’t have to work more than 16 hours a day."

    https://www.copper.org/education/history/60centuries/raw_material/thespanish.html

    As it says in the article at least one shaft went down 1,000 ft. What it doesn't say is that in these deep shafts once the slaves went down they never came up again not even dead . The bodies were just dropped down into the sumps to rot .

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @JosephB

    My impression is that surfing is awesome and addictive, more even than golf, perhaps comparable to mountain climbing. I've done bodysurfing and boogie-board surfing and they are pretty great. I don't have the physical ability to do board surfing, but I admire those who do, although I'm concerned that it's perhaps too great and has lured a lot of guys into a life of poverty:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/surfer_privilege_steve_sailer/

    As a spectator sport, I don't really like judged sports. And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random. It's especially a problem as a live sport, although edited highlights are pretty good.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @James Speaks

    The experience of surfing is rather intense, a total sensory flood.

    • Replies: @Gamecock
    @James Speaks

    Sitting on the beach on the North Shore of Oahu and watching the surfers is a bucket list item.

  63. my impression is that the typical black woman op-edsters who are industriously churning out all this much in demand punditry about how exhausted they are are actually go-getters.

    I’d question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry. The stuff quoted here has an absolutely typical feeling of being turned out by someone who’s barely thinking about what they’re saying. The key words – “Black”, “woman”, “brave”, “marginalized”, “racism” etc. – hit the emotional tones, and the actual words in between hardly matter. No doubt it’s rather tiring to spend twenty minutes or so in the zombified frame of mind such writing needs, but at the rate per word it’s probably well-paying work.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Joe S.Walker

    This was pretty much the opinion of George Orwell of the pundits of his day.

    Orwell complained about commentators just turning out pre-cut phraseology that was largely meaningless, and his particular contribution to journalism was to make people aware of the need to cut out dead words and phrases and metaphors that have no meaning and of the need to consciously avoid cliches.

    Of all Orwell's achievements this is perhaps the most important part of his legacy.

    , @anon
    @Joe S.Walker

    I’d question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry.

    There are surely text-based AI's that could do 90% of the writing, if not more.

    Hmm.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

  64. @klesko
    i don’t even understand what these articles are talking about now

    “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders”

    what?

    “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us”

    who?

    Replies: @Some Guy, @RodW, @Magic Dirt

    places superhuman expectations on Black women

    And here I thought the expectation for black women is to be single mothers living on welfare.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  65. @notsaying
    Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    "The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar's abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast - who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was 'molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood'.

    'We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,' the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: 'That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.'"


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Thoughts, @Jonathan Mason, @AceDeuce, @e

    Who knows? Is it possible that she became addicted to several years of his ministrations and found it harder to perform without them?

    Is Biles the last still-performing survivor of the Larry Nassar massage technique? Does this create a divide between her and her teammates?

    It is hardly possible to publicly raise such questions, so perhaps The Daily Mail is trying to hint at such things.

    I think that overall I would prefer to go back to the days when sports people who had mental health problems just kept it to themselves for the sake of their (mostly young) fans.

    These young women are destroying their own sports after they have already become wealthy themselves through those sports.

    Perhaps gymnastics for the under 18s should be banned as an Olympic sport due to the fact that it exists mainly to sell TV advertising based on prurient interest in the bodies of teenage girls.

    Perhaps participation in the Olympics under the age of 18 should be banned in all sports as a common sense mental health measure.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Jonathan Mason

    I just don't know. Maybe it is all too much. I know I don't like basketball's rule changes that now allow younger guys to go pro.

  66. The most plausible explanation for Simone Biles’ Olympic withdrawal is indeed that at 24 she’s too old for top-level gymnastics. No doubt it’s a traumatic turn of life for any athlete to be past their best, and at what’s still an early age. But in today’s media it’s absolutely taboo to say that a woman of any age is too old for anything. Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have arrived at the Supreme Court in booty shorts and a crop top and would have been showered with praise.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Joe S.Walker

    Madonna has a 27-year-old boyfriend. Apparently, no one is willing to tell her that she is making herself into a laughingstock rather than some sybaritic role model. At some point, the struggle to maintain youth becomes quite sad.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk

  67. OT: The family of the boy who was thrown off a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the mall Tuesday.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/family-of-boy-thrown-from-moa-balcony-sues-mall-for-negligence

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Jack Armstrong

    I don't know the details, but don't you just love lawyers?

    A guy in our rural HOA died in a fire in 2015. Of course, the fire dept had come to his door repeatedly to get him out, but he refused to leave. His relatives, with whom he did not live, sued. Ah, where would we all be without the deep pockets to raid and the high insurance rates to pay for it all?

    , @InnerCynic
    @Jack Armstrong

    What the hell? Thats like suing the city for allowing a drunk motorist to drive and slam into you. As if they had anything to do with it!

    , @Joe Joe
    @Jack Armstrong

    WHAT THE HELL TOOK THEM SO LONG??? BEN CRUMP WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THIS INCIDENT IF THE RACES WERE REVERSED!!!

    , @duncsbaby
    @Jack Armstrong

    They should be suing Lutheran Social Services but I repeat myself.

  68. I remember when black ladies were made of sterner stuff ….

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: Carroll Price
  69. Others retain that get up and go spirit! It’s truly magical!!!

    A Minneapolis woman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for the unintentional fatal shooting of a 20-year-old St. Paul man in 2019.

    Markeia Felicity Carlvin, 21, pleaded guilty in April to accidentally shooting her friend Randy Davis, Jr., in the chest while playing with a gun at a party Aug. 19, 2019.

    Her attorney, Patricia Hughes, asked for leniency because Carlvin is seven months pregnant, but Ramsey County District Court Judge Paul Yang denied the request.

    “Ms. Carlvin committed this act; she took the life of Mr. Davis and she left the scene,” Yang said.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Jack Armstrong

    Chauvin gets 20 years for kneeling on a counterfeiter who od'd and is looking at federal charges as well but shooting while black is an easy 3 year stint. Ain't Minnesota nice?

  70. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Steve Sailer


    And surfing on TV is dependent on the quality of waves which is pretty random.
     
    Who needs waves to surf?

    https://youtu.be/e5G0Ng3NIPo

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Steve Sailer

    The French fellow has to leg pump to generate motion. The rider is the external energy input to the system. I sort of see how the hydrodynamics work.

    Zuck was riding an eFoil, which has a 8-9 hp motor built into the foil that is powered by a battery pack in the board. Control is via some kind of handheld wireless device that links to an antenna built into the board.

    https://liftfoils.com/efoil/

    , @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?
     
    Zuckerberg was towed by an underwater cable, pulled by a team of 12 black women swimming.

    That's why they're so tired.

    Replies: @anon

    , @everybodyhatesscott
    @Steve Sailer

    To gain speed. It's like pumping on a bike

  71. @Diversity Heretic
    @Steve Sailer

    Iowa should never have changed from the half-court three-on-three basketball game that girls used to play. A 2021 Denise Long would have led an Iowa All-Stars team to an Olympic gold medal.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I thought Iowa girls used to play 6 on 6 basketball.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    They did. The six-player game was basically two three-on-three matchups, one on each side of the court. Players could never cross the half court line; only the ball could.

    Forwards played only offense, guards only defense.

    If you were a guard you literally never shot the ball.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  72. I wonder if any black women have considered asking black men to help out?

    • LOL: donut, Gordo
  73. @notsaying
    Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    "The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar's abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast - who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was 'molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood'.

    'We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,' the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: 'That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.'"


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Thoughts, @Jonathan Mason, @AceDeuce, @e

    ‘That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.’”

    Plenty of 70-something Vietnamese immigrants around who might have something to say about that…

  74. @Joe S.Walker
    The most plausible explanation for Simone Biles' Olympic withdrawal is indeed that at 24 she's too old for top-level gymnastics. No doubt it's a traumatic turn of life for any athlete to be past their best, and at what's still an early age. But in today's media it's absolutely taboo to say that a woman of any age is too old for anything. Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have arrived at the Supreme Court in booty shorts and a crop top and would have been showered with praise.

    Replies: @black sea

    Madonna has a 27-year-old boyfriend. Apparently, no one is willing to tell her that she is making herself into a laughingstock rather than some sybaritic role model. At some point, the struggle to maintain youth becomes quite sad.

    • Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @black sea

    He's got to be black. Let me Google.........Indeed! He looks like a sort of black Larry from the Three Stooges.

    Replies: @joe_mama

  75. Not long ago, when I lived in Hawaii and worked at the Honolulu airport, I would watch the Japanese tourist entourages deplane and rush from location to location, snapping pictures, writing in journals and exhausting themselves enjoying their one vacation after ten solid years of work with no break. THAT looked exhausting.

    My own grandfather worked in a steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio for over forty years and took precisely twelve days of sick leave during that entire time… only when he was truly sick, mind you, and not for any of the births of his four children.

    More and more I’ve come to believe that other countries truly do find us remarkably puzzling, yet more and more worthy of contempt… and we’re increasingly earning that reprobation.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Rob Lee

    Your grandpa should have moved to Japan.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/24/asia/japan-shinzo-abe-work-health-intl-hnk/index.html
    …………………….

    ‘Do or die’ mentality brings Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to the brink

    When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took three days off for a summer vacation last week and used one of them to get a physical exam, it opened a political Pandora's Box.

    When he repeated the hospital trip a week later, the damage seemed almost irreversible.

    His ally and fellow politician Akira Amari initially came to his defense, angered that the prime minister's aides were working him too hard. Opposition lawmakers pounced to ask whether he was still fit to govern.
    ……………………….
    That a few days off in the middle of a heatwave would trigger such a domino effect highlights Japan’s obsession with gambaru, a virtually non-translatable concept that means doing one’s best and persevering through the hardest of times.

    Striding into his official residence after his latest hospital visit, Abe said: “I will return to work and try to gambaru.”

    The do-or-die mentality gambaru permeates Japanese society, where the pursuit of a goal can carry more significance than the outcome.

  76. @Joe S.Walker

    my impression is that the typical black woman op-edsters who are industriously churning out all this much in demand punditry about how exhausted they are are actually go-getters.
     
    I'd question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry. The stuff quoted here has an absolutely typical feeling of being turned out by someone who's barely thinking about what they're saying. The key words - "Black", "woman", "brave", "marginalized", "racism" etc. - hit the emotional tones, and the actual words in between hardly matter. No doubt it's rather tiring to spend twenty minutes or so in the zombified frame of mind such writing needs, but at the rate per word it's probably well-paying work.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @anon

    This was pretty much the opinion of George Orwell of the pundits of his day.

    Orwell complained about commentators just turning out pre-cut phraseology that was largely meaningless, and his particular contribution to journalism was to make people aware of the need to cut out dead words and phrases and metaphors that have no meaning and of the need to consciously avoid cliches.

    Of all Orwell’s achievements this is perhaps the most important part of his legacy.

    • Agree: J.Ross, sayless
  77. Don’t blame Simone Biles for her bandwagon.

    This article gives a good history of what can happen to gymnasts.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20210729002150/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/sports/olympics/biles-gymnastics-injuries.html

    Nor did she mention Julissa Gomez, the 15-year-old American gymnast who was paralyzed shortly before the 1988 Olympics — and died three years later — as a result of a vault that she had never been able to perform reliably, but that her coaches had told her she had to do if she wanted to be competitive. Biles did not have to mention Mukhina or Gomez. Their stories are infamous in the gymnastics world.

    • Agree: sayless
    • Replies: @sayless
    @Paperback Writer

    Agree with that.

    If she had a failure of nerve it was better to back out than risk a broken neck. Hard on the team, they won silver instead of gold, but it sounds as if it was too dangerous.

    Twenty-four is too old for gymnastics at that level. She'd have peaked physically before that age.

  78. “Call in Black” seems to have been around for a while.

    Starts with a video of someone called Evelyn 2015

    Unclear how serious she is.

    Transforms into a journalistic theme the following years where quite many black women self-identify:
    https://zora.medium.com/forget-calling-in-sick-can-we-call-in-black-please-b5d71eb9d1ac
    http://www.forharriet.com/2016/07/the-case-for-calling-in-black-why-we.html
    https://thefinancialdiet.com/why-i-decided-to-call-in-black-at-work-how-i-used-that-time-to-heal/

    Followed by so called academic papers:
    https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EDI-01-2017-0012/full/html
    “Calling in Black: a dynamic model of racially traumatic events, resourcing, and safety”

    From internet meme to Science! in 5 years. Not bad!

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Fredrik Forsberg

    I suppose the "academic " papers lays the basis for the inevitable law-suits .....that's what it's all about anyway.

  79. @kaganovitch
    Or as Tricia Hersey, affectionately known as the Nap Bishop of The Nap Ministry, puts it: “There is never enough rest and leisure for those with a legacy of enslavement. Claim it.”

    At least they are obliterating the stereotype of Blacks as shiftless no-accounts.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    And replacing it with a stereotype of blacks as working much harder to avoid work than they ever actually work when they’re working.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Gary in Gramercy

    It's like that old Sam Goldwyn (Golden age studio head) quote, "I'm sick and tired of these old cliches, get me some new cliches."

    Replies: @Known Fact

  80. @Steve Sailer
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @AnotherDad, @everybodyhatesscott

    The French fellow has to leg pump to generate motion. The rider is the external energy input to the system. I sort of see how the hydrodynamics work.

    Zuck was riding an eFoil, which has a 8-9 hp motor built into the foil that is powered by a battery pack in the board. Control is via some kind of handheld wireless device that links to an antenna built into the board.

    https://liftfoils.com/efoil/

  81. They’ll never be too tired to talk on the phone at top volume while sitting at a traffic light. You can hear the yakking thirty feet away.

  82. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    3 on 3 basketball is in the Olympics?

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @Anon, @Anonymous

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    I think you’d be good at the former Olympic sport of Town Planning. Maybe compete in two Olympic sports? You could be thinking about your town plan as you’re gliding motionless in the pool?

    Charles Downing Lay, the Man Who Won an Olympic Medal for Town Planning
    BY JAKE ROSSEN
    JULY 28, 2021

    The further back you go in Olympic history, the stranger some of the competition categories can seem. There was pistol dueling with wax bullets and athletes who were pronounced theoretically dead; alpinism, which rewarded attempts at difficult mountaineering feats, often to people who didn’t survive them; and art competitions, which attempted to make paintings an objective accomplishment.

    In the halls of these strange Olympics stands Charles Downing Lay, the man who earned a silver medal for the rather unathletic pursuit of town planning.

    It was during the art competitions that landscape architect Lay cemented his place in Olympic history. In the 1936 Games held in Berlin, Germany, Lay was one of several entrants in the Designs for Town Planning category. His 1932 plans for Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, featured ideas for yacht parking and various sites for sporting activities, as well as a 100,000-seat stadium…

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/648734/charles-downing-lay-won-olympic-medal-for-town-planning

  83. @Charon
    https://youtu.be/UVmNJzM6LB8

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Funny, but when Lee Dorsey wasn’t making records with Allen Toussaint or singing live in concert, in “real life,” he was an auto body man who could repair a bent fender like no one else in The Big Easy.

    When Lee said, “Lord, I’m so tired…how long can this go on?” you can be sure he was downright exhausted. Not this “emotional labor” folderol.

  84. @JimDandy
    "The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world."


    The academic-paper mumbo-jumbo gobbledy-gook of Intersectionalism has mutated into the treacly language of a dipshit mainstream religion.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Yngvar, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    [M]odern writing at its worst does not consist in picking out words for the sake of their meaning and inventing images in order to make the meaning clearer. It consists in gumming together long strips of words which have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug.

    — Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”

    • Thanks: donut
  85. @Steve Sailer
    @Diversity Heretic

    I thought Iowa girls used to play 6 on 6 basketball.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    They did. The six-player game was basically two three-on-three matchups, one on each side of the court. Players could never cross the half court line; only the ball could.

    Forwards played only offense, guards only defense.

    If you were a guard you literally never shot the ball.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    My cousins played back in the day.

    But in truth, it was a pretty dumb game. Just because of what you note. I had one cousin who was a pretty good guard ... but never shot the ball. Too me, just lacks the natural rhythm of basketball.

    But--as with everything else in our political life--it wasn't the job of some pompous ass lawyers and judges to decide "how it should be".

  86. “For hundreds of years, we’ve carried the weight of the world on our shoulders” says alisha robertson, an intentional business coach. LOL – more like the weight of a big a••ed water jug on your melon. And what the hell is an “intentional” business coach? It actually seems that for hundreds of years we’ve been carrying the weight of the world’s negro fatigue on OUR shoulders.

  87. Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.

    Isn’t this simply a variant on what used to be less flatteringly referred to as “Black People’s Time”? As in, it’s taking Shanequa five hours to process the DMV forms that take the white people two hours to process, cuz she be on BPT. Or that she arrives an hour late for work everyday and leaves an hour early, cuz she be on BPT. Heck, blacks would joke about it.

    “I ain’t gonna work today cuz I tired” qualifies as BPT too, but now it’s heroic and not just being a lazy good-for-nothing.

  88. There’s a Tom Wolfe or Evelyn Waugh-esque hilarity to blacks using complex ideological rationalization for demands that boil down to “more sleep, less work.”

  89. @NJ Transit Commuter

    As a Black woman in that company, I was expected to be on all of the time. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.
     
    I’m shocked. Corporations demanding high performance from employees? Corporations encouraging employees to compete for bonuses, promotions, etc.?

    On a more serious note, this is not an indication of racism. This is an indication of societal progress. Black women were excluded from high power corporate jobs before. Now they have the same opportunities as whites. But, with those opportunities come the same issues and problems whites experience in the working world. Welcome to the grind! Enjoy!!

    Replies: @TheJester, @Uncle Dan

    Lost in the UNZ database is a comment that a Black professional made to one of my inputs. He said that he never knew how hard Whites worked for what they have until he got a job in a corporation.

    “You Whites make it all look so easy!”

    But notice, it’s still the White man’s fault. We’re fooling and “dissing” Black people by making the corporate grind look so easy. There is a logic to this. The Black perception is that Whites get what they have for doing nothing … so equity requires that they should also all get what they want for doing nothing.

    Affirmative action, “undocumented shopping”, reparations anyone? Things change, but will this ever change?

    I’m so tired of all of this that I need to take a nap!

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @TheJester


    I’m so tired of all of this that I need to take a nap!
     
    It's all so tiresome:

    https://youtu.be/ZOfql4OWTng
  90. I was going to compose a rather lengthy diatribe in response to this Class A bull crap, but I’m identifying as “black” …ooops, I meant “Black!” with a Capital B!” today, so fuggit!

    • LOL: InnerCynic
  91. Great. A movement that encourages black people to be lazier than they already are. But in fairness, of the two, black women work far harder than their male counterparts. If they need a rest, it’s because their men don’t share the workload.

    When Alisha Robertson says, “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us.” she unwittingly refers to the black male.

  92. Yep, black….oops, I meant of course “Black!” women sure are superhuman. Today I saw a four hundred pounder struggling to stock the shelves of my local Dollar General. Funny, the weight of the world wasn’t on her shoulders, but a lot of it was around her ginormous arse!

    • LOL: usNthem
  93. @Gary in Gramercy
    @kaganovitch

    And replacing it with a stereotype of blacks as working much harder to avoid work than they ever actually work when they're working.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    It’s like that old Sam Goldwyn (Golden age studio head) quote, “I’m sick and tired of these old cliches, get me some new cliches.”

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @kaganovitch

    Barry Malzberg has a 1970s short story where we meet the guy who writes all the new cliches and buzzwords, actually just a shlubby free-lancer typing away at home. A mysterious messenger regularly picks up his work for circulation into society, but this time regretfully informs him he's being let go.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  94. The soft bigotry of high expectations.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
  95. @Anon
    I just learned that skateboarding, surfing, and 3 on 3 basketball are now Olympic sports. The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JosephB, @ThreeCranes

    I watched excerpts of the 3 on 3 gold medal game. It was terrific. Really fast paced. All played under one hoop, like backyard basketball. Every guy will relate.

  96. To “call in Black” first you must generally “show up on time every day Black” which seems to be a problem

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
    @Possumman

    Show up on time every day Black? I dunno. Our melanated brethren have found that chronological appropriation by their employers is relative to their, the POC, "community". Their work product being a fart in the wind they still demand solid cash money for their shadow to even grace a doorstep.

  97. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Thoughts


    Why can’t Simone just say that?
     
    She can't say that because it would totally undermine the foundational Black supremacist narrative of Current Year America.

    Replies: @VivaLaMigra

    Just a quick Q here: Why did you use the made-up word “foundational” instead of the accepted word form “fundamental”…? Are you trying to sound smart like those idiots on TV and cable, or are you just falling into bad habits? A small thing? I think not. Language is part of our culture; if we don’t defend it, the invading hordes certainly won’t!

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @VivaLaMigra


    Why did you use the made-up word “foundational” instead of the accepted word form “fundamental”…?
     
    Consider it as a riff on the Wokesters who claim multiple re-foundings of America during the Civil War, post-WW2, post Civil Rights Act of 1965, and during the Floydian Insurrection.
    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @VivaLaMigra

    "Foundational" is not a made-up word. It is the adjectival form of the noun "foundation." Specifically, it is used in epistemology and philosophy of mind to refer to things that are supposed to be known a priori, i.e. foundational truths. The Wild Geese Howard used it to refer ironically to the current-year narrative which is not supposed to be questioned. This was a legitimate use of the word and everybody knew what he meant, including you.

    , @RyeFrost
    @VivaLaMigra

    All words are made up! Some just more recently than others. Which is, I guess, your point. So, think of a “recent” word you like.

  98. e says:
    @notsaying
    Over at the Daily Mail they report that the situation with Simone Biles is connected to her abuse by Larry Nassar. It makes sense to me. She is still struggling and the pressure is so intense.

    "The 24-year-old drew a line between the trauma of Nassar's abuse and her decision to pull out of both the team and individual all-around medal events for the first time when she retweeted a statement of support from a fellow gymnast - who hit out at critics of the sporting superstar, while reminding the world that Biles was 'molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood'.

    'We are talking about the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her entire childhood and teenage years,' the statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, read.

    It continued: 'That girl has endured more trauma by the age of 24 than most people will ever go through in a lifetime.'"


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9837707/Simone-Biles-thanks-fans-love-support-shock-withdrawal-Tokyo-Olympics.html

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Thoughts, @Jonathan Mason, @AceDeuce, @e

    Does anyone find it surprising that she would expect the media to come to her defense and use the Nassar abuse as her “mental problem” excuse? She doesn’t have to use it as the excuse. Saying “mental” is the dog whistle for the Gayle Kings of the media to protect her dropping out.

    Fact remains: she should have not taken a place on the team.

  99. Again, the woke are making a strong case to employers that hiring professional black women is ultimately more trouble than they are worth.

    Some of the cultural sabotage progressive commit is clearly intentional, but given the neurotic mindset that seems to permeate people with these politics, I don’t think they understand that proudly proclaiming how they need special treatment and don’t intend to work hard but want the same benefits of those that do are being internalized by the recipients of the message.

  100. Translations:

    “It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.”
    She almost discovered that in a capitalist system workers are expected to compete with their coworkers for rewards and advancement.

    “While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done. I was burned out.”
    She burned out from a bad case of AFT (African Toxic Narcissism). She was in her position partially due to AA and couldn’t produce work product of the same quality as her White counterpart even if she did in fact work more hours.

  101. @ Steve. Ritalin “Withdrawal symptoms include weakness and fatigue, dysphoria, anhedonia and loss of motivation.” Wiki

    Fits the bill nicely.

  102. IBM has an especially nauseating ad where a company gets a huge sudden order for whatever — and the white guys are all so panicked they need to call the poised and professional 30-something black woman exec at home to step in and smoothly get everything on track. So no wonder they’re always so exhausted.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Known Fact

    I don't miss TV.

    , @donut
    @Known Fact

    Is that the one where they couldn't find the keys to the cleaning gear closet ?

  103. anon[266] • Disclaimer says:

    America will get less and less competitive and competent in all areas, as it becomes more woke and culturally blackified. Meanwhile, today’s NYT reports on the Chinese sports machine with its single minded focus on the gold. In a hundred years they’ll rule the world, simply by sitting back and letting Western decadence take its course.

  104. @kaganovitch
    @Gary in Gramercy

    It's like that old Sam Goldwyn (Golden age studio head) quote, "I'm sick and tired of these old cliches, get me some new cliches."

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Barry Malzberg has a 1970s short story where we meet the guy who writes all the new cliches and buzzwords, actually just a shlubby free-lancer typing away at home. A mysterious messenger regularly picks up his work for circulation into society, but this time regretfully informs him he’s being let go.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Known Fact

    Malzberg is one of my favorites. Is that in one of the Nova collections?

    Replies: @Known Fact

  105. @Stogumber
    White women in Europe have claimed not "rest", but a "work-life balance". This, too, came down to less working. In both cases, the collectives did want the titles, but not the obligations.
    Insofar there is indeed a reason to compare feminism and the black emancipation movement.

    On the other hand, were white women ever so obsessed about what men are expecting from them? Continually complaining about too high expectations or alternately about too low expectations? There's something to say for that, but ... in this regard we have to say thanks to the Lesbians. Lesbians have by and by taught women to take men not so seriously, but to look after themselves. We ought to have a similar black movement which would teach blacks to take white expectations not so seriously, but to look after themselves (if ever they can).

    Unfortunately that's where the analogy fails: Women are biologically inclined to care for men's expectations - so there will be some women who lack this biological inclination and who can stop the drama. Blacks are not biologically dependent on whites, but economically - there's no escape from that!

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    I kind of laugh when my European female colleagues complain that going on part-time work for work-life balance means taking a pay-cut for doing the same work… these are the “smart” gals who went to Uni to get into a good profession, but they seem to confuse professional work with work that would come at them like they were working a shift on a shop floor or at a store. Oh, and they still want the same promotion opportunities as their full-time colleagues who get all the face time.

    In some respects, WFH has screwed these women the most, because most of their colleagues essentially went part-time with no paycut.

  106. I was a terrible putter in my 20’s . Now, in my 60’s, I almost can’t miss.

  107. @Jack Armstrong
    OT: The family of the boy who was thrown off a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the mall Tuesday.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/family-of-boy-thrown-from-moa-balcony-sues-mall-for-negligence

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @InnerCynic, @Joe Joe, @duncsbaby

    I don’t know the details, but don’t you just love lawyers?

    A guy in our rural HOA died in a fire in 2015. Of course, the fire dept had come to his door repeatedly to get him out, but he refused to leave. His relatives, with whom he did not live, sued. Ah, where would we all be without the deep pockets to raid and the high insurance rates to pay for it all?

  108. Employees may need to “call in Black” instead of showing up to work when racially traumatic events occur.

    You no “call in Black” you work now or out on ass!!

    – Mr. Ling, Wendy’s franchisee

  109. Do you know, I was walking behind a couple of women here at Green Lake in Seattle, and They Were Complaining. About their husbands. “It’s so exhausting,” said Karen. “Yep, yep, yep,” said Becky.

    My theory, arising out of my notion that women have a Culture of Complaint, is that this “exhaustion” thing is why women don’t really do the Forlorn Hope thing when urged to go “once more unto the breach” at the Tokyo Olympics.

    See, Women Expect to be Protected. While men know they had better protect their women, or else.

  110. Assuming of course that the story about this Biles woman is legit and not made up as an excuse not to compete, has she decided to face east, hop on an aeroplane and head back to the Yoo Ess of Aay to take care of business? Evidently not, because I just read that she will be “evaluated” in order to determine if she can do individual events next week. Since she will remain in Tokyo, she will remain her a media magnet. That’s not exactly healthy for a person in her apparent frame of mind. Why would anyone who is experiencing what appears to be anxiety/depression want to continue to remain in the very environment which appears to be causing her mental distress? She should take my suggestion and say “I’m outta here” and be done with it. Vey, this woman’s issues are starting to get tiresome already.

  111. @Polistra
    OT: Say what you will about them,they sure know how to keep their billionaires in line. Imagine this happening in the USA...

    https://i.ibb.co/1LmVfkc/Screenshot-20210729-055643-Daily-Mail-Online.jpg

    Well, with any of our "woke" billionaires anyway. They know how to play it. And they show who really rules.

    Replies: @bigdicknick

    the Chinese have a few things right. Executing big time white collar criminals is one of them.

  112. @TheJester
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Lost in the UNZ database is a comment that a Black professional made to one of my inputs. He said that he never knew how hard Whites worked for what they have until he got a job in a corporation.

    "You Whites make it all look so easy!"

    But notice, it's still the White man's fault. We're fooling and "dissing" Black people by making the corporate grind look so easy. There is a logic to this. The Black perception is that Whites get what they have for doing nothing ... so equity requires that they should also all get what they want for doing nothing.

    Affirmative action, "undocumented shopping", reparations anyone? Things change, but will this ever change?

    I'm so tired of all of this that I need to take a nap!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    I’m so tired of all of this that I need to take a nap!

    It’s all so tiresome:

  113. You can tell Kamala be tired.

    • Replies: @Joe S.Walker
    @Carroll Price

    To be fair, she's done some hard work lying on her back.

  114. Don’t forget the other Simone: Simone Manuel, the swimmer, who had over-training syndrome

  115. Sometimes women just get tired.

    “I’m tired,
    Tired of playing the game,
    Ain’t it a crying shame,
    I’m… so… tired.
    God damn it, I’m exhausted!”

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Anon7

    I promise to stop making fun of the Vice President and her sordid past as Willie Brown's "great and good friend" if she performs this song at the next White House Correspondents Association Dinner. ("I've been with thousands of men/Again and again/They promise the moon/They're always coming and going/And going and coming/And always too soon.")

  116. An underappreciated benefit of “calling in black” becoming an actually accepted practice would be the reduction of the numbers of black women in the workplace. I wonder if this isn’t the ultimate point of these articles.

  117. Too tired to birth more fatherless ferals?

    All for it.

  118. So now we know why black women are tired. Here’s why they’re fat:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/opinion/sunday/why-black-women-are-fat.html

  119. @Charon

    It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.
     
    There's nothing more racist than expecting Africans to compete with Others.

    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    Worked 24/7? No time for naps?

    Feeling under-appreciated on the job never happens to wypipos, who are always praised for doing next to nothing. No justice. Just no justice.

    Well, it got so bad that I had to quit and just take the rest of my life off. That's how bad it got.

    Replies: @Deckin, @Wade Hampton

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Deckin

    Wow. Slightly funny but mostly tedious and creepy. Probably worked better back when it could be played for laughs. Like you said, it wasn't actually a joke after all. The depths of their delusions seem to be limitless.

    Always, always aided and abetted by the (MSM) of course.

  120. @Jonathan Mason

    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    Even in the era of slavery 24/7 work was never required. Even Junior doctors don't have to work more than 16 hours a day.

    The only job that requires 24/7 work is being a member of the British royal family, where you can be royal in your sleep. However Meghan Markle, recruited from the US for Royal work, was unable to hack it.

    Later it was understood that she believed that she would be living off her royalties and did not understand that she would be required to cut ribbons at supermarket openings. However with private jet therapy and a mental health break of a few years, it is hoped that she will recover enough to pose for occasional photographs.

    Replies: @donut

    “Even in the era of slavery 24/7 work was never required. Even Junior doctors don’t have to work more than 16 hours a day.”

    https://www.copper.org/education/history/60centuries/raw_material/thespanish.html

    As it says in the article at least one shaft went down 1,000 ft. What it doesn’t say is that in these deep shafts once the slaves went down they never came up again not even dead . The bodies were just dropped down into the sumps to rot .

  121. I ain’t NO WAYS TIRED o’ hearing bout how black womens bees SICK AN’ TIRED o’ bein’ SICK AN’ TIRED!

  122. @Known Fact
    IBM has an especially nauseating ad where a company gets a huge sudden order for whatever -- and the white guys are all so panicked they need to call the poised and professional 30-something black woman exec at home to step in and smoothly get everything on track. So no wonder they're always so exhausted.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @donut

    I don’t miss TV.

  123. Since living with black people under a cemented-into-place Jewish kritarchy is like being handcuffed to a corpse in the middle of the desert – trying to get to fresh water before the buzzards pick you apart – and NO amount of charity, legislated theft or “leg-up” social programs has, can or will civilize them beyond putting pants on Cheetah ……when do the rest of us get to acknowledge how utterly exhausted we are of this intolerable situation?

  124. @El Dato
    Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it's black.

    It if is delivered in magic colors, so much the batter.

    This refrain:


    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    That never happened in objective reality.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Peter D. Bredon, @James J O'Meara, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it’s black.”
    True dat. My recent flight to Houston was about 1/3 black, with most of the women enormously obese. One of them, upon returning to her seat from the restroom, loudly regaled her acquaintances several rows behind her with a humorous story about about how her “cheeks had been stuck to the seat” and she had “blowed a hole” through the bottom of the aircraft. The blacks laughed uproariously hee-hee-hee, the whites not so much.

    On black Tiredness: a black professor at my university once quipped to the class: “As my father told me, if you can get someone else to do it, it must not be your job.”
    I was about to reply “I have worked with people like that” when I realized I would be talking myself into a “D” grade, and wisely checked my blurt.

  125. @Rob Lee
    Not long ago, when I lived in Hawaii and worked at the Honolulu airport, I would watch the Japanese tourist entourages deplane and rush from location to location, snapping pictures, writing in journals and exhausting themselves enjoying their one vacation after ten solid years of work with no break. THAT looked exhausting.

    My own grandfather worked in a steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio for over forty years and took precisely twelve days of sick leave during that entire time... only when he was truly sick, mind you, and not for any of the births of his four children.

    More and more I've come to believe that other countries truly do find us remarkably puzzling, yet more and more worthy of contempt... and we're increasingly earning that reprobation.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Your grandpa should have moved to Japan.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/24/asia/japan-shinzo-abe-work-health-intl-hnk/index.html
    …………………….

    ‘Do or die’ mentality brings Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to the brink

    When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took three days off for a summer vacation last week and used one of them to get a physical exam, it opened a political Pandora’s Box.

    When he repeated the hospital trip a week later, the damage seemed almost irreversible.

    His ally and fellow politician Akira Amari initially came to his defense, angered that the prime minister’s aides were working him too hard. Opposition lawmakers pounced to ask whether he was still fit to govern.
    ……………………….
    That a few days off in the middle of a heatwave would trigger such a domino effect highlights Japan’s obsession with gambaru, a virtually non-translatable concept that means doing one’s best and persevering through the hardest of times.

    Striding into his official residence after his latest hospital visit, Abe said: “I will return to work and try to gambaru.”

    The do-or-die mentality gambaru permeates Japanese society, where the pursuit of a goal can carry more significance than the outcome.


  126. “Pass on four, fail on five” is an Asian phrase referring to how many hours of sleep the child student is getting. Young white swimmers often arise at 5 a.m. to work-in morning swim practice before school — and then after-school practice comes later. I am sympathetic to Biles, but the “too much, no rest” problem is widespread across all races and pursuits, The solution is for parents and coaches to be honest with kids – – tell the non-elite kids that they are not gifted, and then these kids are placed on an appropriate track. As I have posted before, a million years ago, swim practice for me consisted of one hour, once a day.

  127. @Known Fact
    IBM has an especially nauseating ad where a company gets a huge sudden order for whatever -- and the white guys are all so panicked they need to call the poised and professional 30-something black woman exec at home to step in and smoothly get everything on track. So no wonder they're always so exhausted.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @donut

    Is that the one where they couldn’t find the keys to the cleaning gear closet ?

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  128. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:

    Superhuman expectations ?

    I’ll settle for not birthing and raising millions of criminal thugs every generation.

  129. @Joe S.Walker

    my impression is that the typical black woman op-edsters who are industriously churning out all this much in demand punditry about how exhausted they are are actually go-getters.
     
    I'd question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry. The stuff quoted here has an absolutely typical feeling of being turned out by someone who's barely thinking about what they're saying. The key words - "Black", "woman", "brave", "marginalized", "racism" etc. - hit the emotional tones, and the actual words in between hardly matter. No doubt it's rather tiring to spend twenty minutes or so in the zombified frame of mind such writing needs, but at the rate per word it's probably well-paying work.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @anon

    I’d question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry.

    There are surely text-based AI’s that could do 90% of the writing, if not more.

    Hmm.

    • Replies: @Joe S.Walker
    @anon

    Very likely.

    George Orwell gave that kind of punditry a name in 1984: "duckspeak" - speech issuing from the larynx (or in this case, text from the fingers) without the higher brain centre being involved at all. "Provided the opinions being quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise."

  130. @black sea
    @Joe S.Walker

    Madonna has a 27-year-old boyfriend. Apparently, no one is willing to tell her that she is making herself into a laughingstock rather than some sybaritic role model. At some point, the struggle to maintain youth becomes quite sad.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    He’s got to be black. Let me Google………Indeed! He looks like a sort of black Larry from the Three Stooges.

    • Replies: @joe_mama
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    He looks more like a Poor Man's Colin Kaupernik.

  131. @Fredrik Forsberg
    "Call in Black" seems to have been around for a while.

    Starts with a video of someone called Evelyn 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpVeUVcFMAU
    Unclear how serious she is.

    Transforms into a journalistic theme the following years where quite many black women self-identify:
    https://zora.medium.com/forget-calling-in-sick-can-we-call-in-black-please-b5d71eb9d1ac
    http://www.forharriet.com/2016/07/the-case-for-calling-in-black-why-we.html
    https://thefinancialdiet.com/why-i-decided-to-call-in-black-at-work-how-i-used-that-time-to-heal/

    Followed by so called academic papers:
    https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EDI-01-2017-0012/full/html
    "Calling in Black: a dynamic model of racially traumatic events, resourcing, and safety"

    From internet meme to Science! in 5 years. Not bad!

    Replies: @tyrone

    I suppose the “academic ” papers lays the basis for the inevitable law-suits …..that’s what it’s all about anyway.

  132. it’s hard doing nothing all day. they needs a break.

  133. Steve, you’re headlining posts with tweets by random nobodies?

  134. Anonymous[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    3 on 3 basketball is in the Olympics?

    I guess that means there is hope for my dream of the return of the Plunge for Distance, last held at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @Anon, @Anonymous

    I was dumbfounded as well. They basically made driveway pickup basketball an Olympic level event. What’s next? Wiffle ball? Wall ball?

    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/sports/3×3-basketball/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    They should make Wiffle Ball an Olympic sport, but with a twist. Every spectator who buys a ticket is entered into a lottery and the contestants are chosen at random from the audience.

  135. Black women are programmed to believe that rest is not for us.

    Actually, here in Los Angeles, I’ve seen quite a few restful black women.

    “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders,” says Alisha Robertson, an intentional business coach.

    But only if it could fit through Target doors on a dead run.

    The end of BLM will come when everyone, even allies, even the stoogiest media stooge, is sick of this constant chest-thumping bellyache. When grating boasts of our loud, obnoxious whiny class are too much to bear.

  136. @Russ
    @Thoughts

    Those three English soccer players who missed consecutive penalty kicks to end the UEFA 2020 Final vs Italy should hire Melissa Kimble to do PR for them.

    Replies: @Gordo

    Those three English soccer players who missed consecutive penalty kicks to end the UEFA 2020 Final vs Italy should hire Melissa Kimble to do PR for them.

    The already have the entire English media and political class.

  137. @Steve Sailer
    @Marquis

    Hogan and Snead were golf greats who came down with the yips as they got older.

    As Mickelson showed this year at the PGA, some guys can keep striking the ball very well into their 50s. The general view is that it's the putting that's the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    The general view is that it’s the putting that’s the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.

    Really? Not ball striking? Distance? Accuracy? Holy cow. I wouldn’t have thought that.

    I think i can still putt pretty well. Some touch lost, but ok. But the odds of hitting a good solid instead of some muscle in my arm screaming “owww” in rebellion… low. Too much time on iSteve i guess.

    • Replies: @Gamecock
    @AnotherDad

    Fred Couples, at 61, is still good to watch. In fact, if a Champions Tour event doesn't have him, nor Faldo, I won't watch.

  138. Anonymous[646] • Disclaimer says:
    @JosephB
    @Anon


    The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.
     
    I have a hard time seeing the word "gravitas" for an event that includes synchronized swimming.

    Surfing is an old sport. Had the olympics been invented by Pacific islanders, surfing probably would have been included from the start. It's traditional; it requires athleticism; the competitors don't appear ridiculous (e.g., synchronized swimming, plunge for distance). What more can be asked for?

    The 3 on 3 basketball was fun to watch. Imagine that: a format that makes women's basketball engaging. It's a half court game, and appears to allow a bit more physical play than is usual. I get if it's not your cup of tea, but I place it well above diving.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @MarkinLA

    Surfing is great, but the Olympics are supposed to (or at least were supposed to) represent classical athleticism and events in which the body is the sole or predominant component. Sports like surfing and skateboarding in which vehicles of some kind are introduced and are more like daredevil feats rather than traditional athletic contests are in a separate category.

    3 on 3 basketball is a backyard game and no way comparable to diving off 10 meter platforms and contorting your body in extreme ways. It’s like doing cannonballs into a backyard pool.

    • Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @Anonymous

    They need to scale back the sports,a good way of doing same being abolishing womens sports.
    Wed all be better off.
    It seems like young girls and women are either prey to horrible abusers,(the gymnasts supposedly mass raped,their growth messed up, yelled at,bullied) or are themselves disreputable,( those mean,ugly,contemptuous soccer players,ugh)!
    Best thing to do is to abolish the whole mess.

    , @Elli
    @Anonymous

    Mongolian-Australian fusion biathlon. Archery, target and return boomerang, from horseback.

    No more dressage. Which I just learned is dres-SAHJ.

  139. y’all we tired.

    There is a human quality known as character. These negro actors seem to lack it, completely. Could this be an explanation for the dearth of civilization’s niceties wherever and whenever negroes are in control?

  140. @Marquis
    Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related. David Duvall famously fell offa cliff after challenging for the number one spot.

    No idea about gymnasts or the twistys. There’s all kinds of mental blocks in sports that famously show up. Rich Ankiel was a pitcher who all of a sudden couldn’t get the back to home plate. He reinvented himself as an outfielder.

    Either way, these things aren’t usually celebrated. It’s just a perverse unexplained mental downfall. These types of things rarely affect the greats, especially on the big stage.

    Assuming the above happened to Biles, what is Osakas excuse? Afraid of death by tennis ball concussion? What was Giannis and the Bucks excuse for quitting in last years playoffs? Seems like there might be a larger cultural problem Biles is mixed up in.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Gamecock, @Firstdown 111

    Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related.

    The yips is most predominately manifested in putting, though, yes, it happens in other parts of the game. The solution in putting is quite simple, but more difficult in the full swing.

    You hit a ball with a stick in golf. To hit it harder, you take a back swing to build up energy with which to hit the ball. The yips is a manifestation of anxiety, in that anxiety causes you to stop your back swing, to not take enough. So, in a position of insufficient back swing, you still have to hit the ball. So your body will do all sorts of crazy ass things to create energy. It will, but you won’t get the club head on the ball. You’ll hit all sorts of craziness (see: shanks).

    The cure for yips in putting is to take several practice swings back to where you think you need to go to create enough energy to hit the putt as you want to. In the actual putt, just take the putter head back to that spot, and you’ll have enough energy.

    IF that doesn’t work, try decelerating the club head. Take way to much back swing, then decelerate into the ball. Yeah, that’s bad, but you’ll hit it vastly better than with the yips.

    In the full swing, you have to find a way to take a full back swing. I don’t know how to do that. Proved on 18 holes this AM.

  141. Tom Brady played the entire 2020 season with a completely torn MCL.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @prime noticer

    ...that some kina racis emblem ?

  142. @JimDandy
    "The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world."


    The academic-paper mumbo-jumbo gobbledy-gook of Intersectionalism has mutated into the treacly language of a dipshit mainstream religion.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Yngvar, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    The power of the Moon compels them.

  143. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer

    They did. The six-player game was basically two three-on-three matchups, one on each side of the court. Players could never cross the half court line; only the ball could.

    Forwards played only offense, guards only defense.

    If you were a guard you literally never shot the ball.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    My cousins played back in the day.

    But in truth, it was a pretty dumb game. Just because of what you note. I had one cousin who was a pretty good guard … but never shot the ball. Too me, just lacks the natural rhythm of basketball.

    But–as with everything else in our political life–it wasn’t the job of some pompous ass lawyers and judges to decide “how it should be”.

  144. People of Color built this country

    There is a reason you racists are losing so badly

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Tiny Duck


    People of Color built this country
     
    The tenets of progressivism:
    1. This country is a racist shithole that needs to be torn down.
    2. This country was built by "People of Color."

    To summarize, People of Color built a racist shithole that needs to be torn down. There is no rebuttal to this ingenious argument.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    , @Clyde
    @Tiny Duck


    People of Color built this country
     
    They didn't build shit but they sure picked a lot of cotton. The slaves loved it here, life was thousands of times easier than in Africa, living in mudhuts, dodging cannibals and head hunters. And no scrounging for food here. There always was corn, collards, chitlins, chickens, watermelons to eat. You worked hard but you ate good.
    , @AKindle
    @Tiny Duck

    America was nearly 90% White up until 1970 but America was somehow built by Blacks, Chinese, and God know who else you want to make up or throw into the mix?

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  145. @Steve Sailer
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @AnotherDad, @everybodyhatesscott

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    Zuckerberg was towed by an underwater cable, pulled by a team of 12 black women swimming.

    That’s why they’re so tired.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @anon
    @AnotherDad

    Zuckerberg was towed by an underwater cable, pulled by a team of 12 black women swimming.

    What's more, their figures were hidden from the camera.

  146. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:

    Neurologically, expertise boils down to an ‘over-learned’ set of skills that can be relegated mainly to subcortical brain circuits to carry out, freeing the neocortex – the seat of consciousness – to deal with any aspects of the expert task-at-hand that are at all novel. The ‘10,000 hours’ is basically the time required to render complex patterns and responses fairly automatic: sub-cortical. Precisely because the over-learned patterns are relatively automatic, once they are interrupted, whether by anxiety, an accident or injury, or similar stresses, they can be very difficult to re-establish. The neocortex is suddenly burdened with a whole lot of irrepressible new inputs it had previously relegated to more automatic levels.

    Speech impediments come from laying down faulty subcortical circuits in the first place. The yips, the twisties and so on come from once-optimal subcortical circuits that have become corrupted and re-intruded on the neocortex.

  147. @JimDandy
    "The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world."


    The academic-paper mumbo-jumbo gobbledy-gook of Intersectionalism has mutated into the treacly language of a dipshit mainstream religion.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Yngvar, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    “While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.”

    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/reclining-buddha-in-laos-picture-id471363861

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @James J O'Meara

    Oh, I think we can do a little better than that when the betterment of the world is at stake.

    https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/woman-lying-down-in-jeans-david-james.jpg

  148. @Thoughts
    Another thought...

    Ignoring Simone Biles...I believe that Black Women are Tired.

    Think about it, men are supposed to support women while they give birth to the kiddos.

    Black women are the most likely to be single mom's. Black society makes black women's lives hell because they are, other than black ethnic networking, on their own on an individual level.

    White women are tired as well...liberal white women with 'anxiety' are screaming out 'I want to stay at home with my kids!'

    Back to Simone...her brother shot and killed 3 black men. Now I'm sure Simone doesn't care (Narcs don't)...but other black women probably ARE tired of having to deal with all the cognitive dissonance in their lives. Trying to act 'white' and then having all these s**t skeletons in your closet is tiring.

    It's time the Media focuses it's laser beam on Hispanics or Somoans or something. Leave Blacks Alone!

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

  149. Anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:

    Flattering Afro-egocentrism.

    Like Neil Degrasse Tyson. He couldn’t cut it in a science program and finally got his degrees via affirmative action at Harvard. Instead of devoting himself to science, he demanded that the scientific community devote itself to him. He liked Harvard for rolling out the red carpet and catering to his fragile megalomania. Even though he didn’t do any groundbreaking work, he was groomed and slated to be Mr. Science America.

    Biles at least won her golds with real merit. Tyson did not.

    But what Tyson’s career and Biles’ latest stunt have in common is the entitlement sense that it’s should be all about ‘me’.

    And whites flatter this. Whatever blacks do must be noble because blacks are magic. Instead of blacks revolving around standards(like with everyone else), standards must revolve around blacks, i.e. ‘woke’ rule is blackness is good, therefore whatever blacks say, feel, or do must be good, and it is up to us to accommodate this fact. It’s almost as if whites regard blacks as not only powerful gods but pitiable children. Blacks are at once the strongest people and the most wounded souls.

    Yeah, give Obama the Nobel because he might do something good. And even though he didn’t do those things and expanded wars, pretend he was a great president because… he is black.

    Of course, when it comes to exhaustion, black woman are most tired because of other black women who holler at them and pull on their weaves in endless tirades and tussles.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Anonymous


    Like Neil Degrasse Tyson. He couldn’t cut it in a science program and finally got his degrees via affirmative action at Harvard.
     
    Most brilliant Unz.com statement of the month of July.
  150. @El Dato
    Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it's black.

    It if is delivered in magic colors, so much the batter.

    This refrain:


    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    That never happened in objective reality.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Peter D. Bredon, @James J O'Meara, @SunBakedSuburb

    “While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.”

    Just as women are paid less than men, despite about 50 years of laws making exactly that clearly illegal, apparently some black women are forced to work 24/7. Surely there are the makings of a pretty lucrative class action suit here.

  151. Only blacks think sitting on your fat ass is ‘activism.’

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Ghost of Bull Moose


    Only blacks think sitting on your fat ass is ‘activism.’
     
    It's asstivism! Pronounced "axtivism."
  152. @Achmed E. Newman
    I've never had it in regular golf, seeing as I'm neither a pro nor a player at all, but I've experienced the yips while playing frisbee golf. I nailed that little terrier that had gotten off his leash with a forehand, and it stopped.

    Replies: @Sollipsist

    He was probably confused about why any adult human would be throwing a Frisbee around unless a dog was involved. Dogs just don’t understand the tradition of fine sportsmanship that stoned college students have worked so hard to establish.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  153. @El Dato
    Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it's black.

    It if is delivered in magic colors, so much the batter.

    This refrain:


    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    That never happened in objective reality.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Peter D. Bredon, @James J O'Meara, @SunBakedSuburb

    “That never happened in objective reality.”

    Blacksponse: “You know what um sayin’!!”

  154. Yeah, I get how this fits in with a whole bunch of iStevisms, but to be fair: for about 20 years I’ve been seeing articles about “studies show” that taking a nap improves productivity. Case study: Thomas Edison, or Winston Churchill. Frankly, it jibes with my own experience, yet I’m sure anyone who brought this up at work would either be laughed out of the room or fired on the spot.

    If someone has had the idea of tying this to racism, and given that anything that “fights racism” is mandatory, then if it can benefit the rest of us by getting workplace naps a thing, I’m all for it.

  155. @Possumman
    To "call in Black" first you must generally "show up on time every day Black" which seems to be a problem

    Replies: @InnerCynic

    Show up on time every day Black? I dunno. Our melanated brethren have found that chronological appropriation by their employers is relative to their, the POC, “community”. Their work product being a fart in the wind they still demand solid cash money for their shadow to even grace a doorstep.

  156. @Jack Armstrong
    OT: The family of the boy who was thrown off a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the mall Tuesday.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/family-of-boy-thrown-from-moa-balcony-sues-mall-for-negligence

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @InnerCynic, @Joe Joe, @duncsbaby

    What the hell? Thats like suing the city for allowing a drunk motorist to drive and slam into you. As if they had anything to do with it!

    • Agree: donut
  157. @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?
     
    Zuckerberg was towed by an underwater cable, pulled by a team of 12 black women swimming.

    That's why they're so tired.

    Replies: @anon

    Zuckerberg was towed by an underwater cable, pulled by a team of 12 black women swimming.

    What’s more, their figures were hidden from the camera.

  158. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.

    LOL WUT?

  159. Eat’N’Park is a local blue collar chain restaurant around here. I got a flyer in the mail yesterday featuring a happy middle-aged couple – he was black and she was white. Wokeness has trickled down to blue collar advertising. It’s not gonna earn them a lot of friends around here.

    • Replies: @SOL
    @Jim Don Bob

    Wonder if an advertising agency has ever coerced a client into accepting an ad by threatening to expose them for racism if they reject it.

  160. Can you call in black while you’re driving while black?

  161. Black women frustrated AF,
    ’cause y’all white people won’t share the wealf.
    Damn-near all of my cash is
    used up on eyelashes
    and hair. (That sh*t don’t style itself!)

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • LOL: magila
    • Replies: @Djkjcgjj
    @the one they call Desanex

    Don’t skimp on Gorilla Glue!

  162. @black sea
    @Dave Pinsen

    Hillary Clinton's clumsy attempt to mimic Black dialect and speech rhythms goes a long way toward explaining why so many people feel a near-visceral disgust about the woman. As someone put it, she never really knew nor cared about the country she was vying to represent.

    Replies: @Bridgeport_IPA, @Charon, @Jim Don Bob

    One of the only comforting thoughts in today’s politics is that everyday about 8pm HRC opens a second bottle of Chardonnay mumbling curses to herself about what might have been. Proof that God does indeed love the USA.

    • Replies: @donut
    @Jim Don Bob

    She's got wet brain by now .

  163. @James Speaks
    @Steve Sailer

    The experience of surfing is rather intense, a total sensory flood.

    Replies: @Gamecock

    Sitting on the beach on the North Shore of Oahu and watching the surfers is a bucket list item.

  164. @the one they call Desanex
    Black women frustrated AF,
    ’cause y’all white people won’t share the wealf.
    Damn-near all of my cash is
    used up on eyelashes
    and hair. (That sh*t don’t style itself!)

    Replies: @Djkjcgjj

    Don’t skimp on Gorilla Glue!

  165. @Anonymous
    Flattering Afro-egocentrism.

    Like Neil Degrasse Tyson. He couldn't cut it in a science program and finally got his degrees via affirmative action at Harvard. Instead of devoting himself to science, he demanded that the scientific community devote itself to him. He liked Harvard for rolling out the red carpet and catering to his fragile megalomania. Even though he didn't do any groundbreaking work, he was groomed and slated to be Mr. Science America.

    Biles at least won her golds with real merit. Tyson did not.

    But what Tyson's career and Biles' latest stunt have in common is the entitlement sense that it's should be all about 'me'.

    And whites flatter this. Whatever blacks do must be noble because blacks are magic. Instead of blacks revolving around standards(like with everyone else), standards must revolve around blacks, i.e. 'woke' rule is blackness is good, therefore whatever blacks say, feel, or do must be good, and it is up to us to accommodate this fact. It's almost as if whites regard blacks as not only powerful gods but pitiable children. Blacks are at once the strongest people and the most wounded souls.

    Yeah, give Obama the Nobel because he might do something good. And even though he didn't do those things and expanded wars, pretend he was a great president because... he is black.

    Of course, when it comes to exhaustion, black woman are most tired because of other black women who holler at them and pull on their weaves in endless tirades and tussles.

    Replies: @Truth

    Like Neil Degrasse Tyson. He couldn’t cut it in a science program and finally got his degrees via affirmative action at Harvard.

    Most brilliant Unz.com statement of the month of July.

  166. @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    The general view is that it’s the putting that’s the reason winning drops off sharply after 40 or 42.
     
    Really? Not ball striking? Distance? Accuracy? Holy cow. I wouldn't have thought that.

    I think i can still putt pretty well. Some touch lost, but ok. But the odds of hitting a good solid instead of some muscle in my arm screaming "owww" in rebellion... low. Too much time on iSteve i guess.

    Replies: @Gamecock

    Fred Couples, at 61, is still good to watch. In fact, if a Champions Tour event doesn’t have him, nor Faldo, I won’t watch.

  167. @Steve Sailer
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Why is he bouncing up and down? Mark Zuckerberg rides as smoothly as a charioteer?

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @AnotherDad, @everybodyhatesscott

    To gain speed. It’s like pumping on a bike

  168. @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    I was dumbfounded as well. They basically made driveway pickup basketball an Olympic level event. What's next? Wiffle ball? Wall ball?

    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/sports/3x3-basketball/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    They should make Wiffle Ball an Olympic sport, but with a twist. Every spectator who buys a ticket is entered into a lottery and the contestants are chosen at random from the audience.

    • LOL: Safenow
  169. @Anonymous
    @JosephB

    Surfing is great, but the Olympics are supposed to (or at least were supposed to) represent classical athleticism and events in which the body is the sole or predominant component. Sports like surfing and skateboarding in which vehicles of some kind are introduced and are more like daredevil feats rather than traditional athletic contests are in a separate category.

    3 on 3 basketball is a backyard game and no way comparable to diving off 10 meter platforms and contorting your body in extreme ways. It's like doing cannonballs into a backyard pool.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Elli

    They need to scale back the sports,a good way of doing same being abolishing womens sports.
    Wed all be better off.
    It seems like young girls and women are either prey to horrible abusers,(the gymnasts supposedly mass raped,their growth messed up, yelled at,bullied) or are themselves disreputable,( those mean,ugly,contemptuous soccer players,ugh)!
    Best thing to do is to abolish the whole mess.

    • Disagree: notsaying
  170. @Marquis
    Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related. David Duvall famously fell offa cliff after challenging for the number one spot.

    No idea about gymnasts or the twistys. There’s all kinds of mental blocks in sports that famously show up. Rich Ankiel was a pitcher who all of a sudden couldn’t get the back to home plate. He reinvented himself as an outfielder.

    Either way, these things aren’t usually celebrated. It’s just a perverse unexplained mental downfall. These types of things rarely affect the greats, especially on the big stage.

    Assuming the above happened to Biles, what is Osakas excuse? Afraid of death by tennis ball concussion? What was Giannis and the Bucks excuse for quitting in last years playoffs? Seems like there might be a larger cultural problem Biles is mixed up in.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Gamecock, @Firstdown 111

    “Thought the yips were when you can’t get the club on the ball properly. Not really putting related.”

    The “Yips” is what Sam Snead called his putting. He popularized the term, and now its main stream. It just means that your hands are too shaky to putt smoothly.

  171. This is why conservatives should be supporting Universal Basic Income. Consider how much productivity is lost due to the annoyance, stress, and inefficiency the perpetual victims cause everyone else. Cheaper for society as a whole to pay them not to work.

  172. @Tiny Duck
    People of Color built this country

    There is a reason you racists are losing so badly

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @Clyde, @AKindle

    People of Color built this country

    The tenets of progressivism:
    1. This country is a racist shithole that needs to be torn down.
    2. This country was built by “People of Color.”

    To summarize, People of Color built a racist shithole that needs to be torn down. There is no rebuttal to this ingenious argument.

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
    • LOL: L in Atl hell
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Veteran Aryan

    Not only that, they whine that they were excluded from every facet of American life--but yet they built it all somehow.

    They brag that they are "strong" and "powerful" and boast of all that they have "endured", yet in every situation they encounter, they have the unhinged and fragile emotions of a troubled 13 year old girl on a bad day.

    Life's little mysteries....

  173. Never heard of her and I don’t give a shit about the Olympics. Seem to dominate the posts lately.

  174. @James J O'Meara
    @JimDandy

    "While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world.”

    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/reclining-buddha-in-laos-picture-id471363861

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    Oh, I think we can do a little better than that when the betterment of the world is at stake.

  175. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Only blacks think sitting on your fat ass is 'activism.'

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    Only blacks think sitting on your fat ass is ‘activism.’

    It’s asstivism! Pronounced “axtivism.”

  176. Anonymous[419] • Disclaimer says:
    @prime noticer
    Tom Brady played the entire 2020 season with a completely torn MCL.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    …that some kina racis emblem ?

  177. Black women are tired? Finally, an explanation for this black prima ballerina’s inability to summon the energy to leap into her partner’s arms. Go to the 3:50 mark to see what her exhaustion requires the poor guy to do. Even more incredibly, the audience’s applause seems to be for her.

  178. @Jim Don Bob
    @black sea

    One of the only comforting thoughts in today's politics is that everyday about 8pm HRC opens a second bottle of Chardonnay mumbling curses to herself about what might have been. Proof that God does indeed love the USA.

    Replies: @donut

    She’s got wet brain by now .

  179. @El Dato
    Looks like taking a dump is now Revolutionary and Brave as well as Gloriously Exhausting as long as it's black.

    It if is delivered in magic colors, so much the batter.

    This refrain:


    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    That never happened in objective reality.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Peter D. Bredon, @James J O'Meara, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Looks like taking a dump is now … Gloriously Exhausting.”

    Only after a couple of fig bars. I recommend fig bars to all iSteve commenters. They are quite tasty.

  180. This actually makes sense.
    They spend more time around black women than I do and I’m tired of them.

  181. @Jack Armstrong
    OT: The family of the boy who was thrown off a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the mall Tuesday.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/family-of-boy-thrown-from-moa-balcony-sues-mall-for-negligence

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @InnerCynic, @Joe Joe, @duncsbaby

    WHAT THE HELL TOOK THEM SO LONG??? BEN CRUMP WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THIS INCIDENT IF THE RACES WERE REVERSED!!!

  182. As a suffering insomniac I often envy how quickly and easily dogs, cats and Blacks fall asleep. Yes, the average Black person can reach a deep sleep as easily as your pet kitty or puppy. You would think Blacks would have trouble sleeping, I mean think of the hardships, worries and concern they go through every single day in a nation full of “White Supremacists.” Poor oppressed Blacks just trying to put food on the table without having to resort to robbing or stealing, dealing with White racism, worrying about being pulled over and beaten by THE MAN in Blue, etc. The fact that these Blacks can sleep like a newborn or your little golden retriever puppy is remarkable and makes Blacks appear superhuman.

  183. Of course they’re tired. Been carrying a lot of rich whites on their backs.

  184. Biles got a “therapeutic waiver” for Adderall (or maybe Ritilan) back in 2016 and won five gold medals.

    Unfortunately, Japan is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY strict about their universal ban on amphetamines (which were outlawed after WWII…crazy kamikaze drug that it was):
    https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2015/03/a_bottle_of_prescribed_adderal.html

    As someone whose taken Adderall (on and off) for years, there’s totally a two week brain haze getting off them. If she’s used to memorizing her routines while on them (and she is) it’s gotta be terrifying trying to perform without them.

    • Replies: @RyeFrost
    @kimchilover

    O.K., but Biles had already competed for Team USA in these (misnumbered!) 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, in the team competition. So … drug testing was already “in play.” She didn’t avoid it by bailing.

  185. Very few people will talk about the biggest problem black women have, which is that successful black men aren’t that interested in them, unless they are very attractive. When I meet upper-middle class black guys, their wives are about evenly split between average looking white and very pretty black women. An ordinary looking, decently educated black woman might be tired from either trying to find a decent mate or taking care of the kids by herself. Given that there are probably more quality black females than males to begin with (decent job, no prison record), this is very problematic.

  186. @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @black sea

    He's got to be black. Let me Google.........Indeed! He looks like a sort of black Larry from the Three Stooges.

    Replies: @joe_mama

    He looks more like a Poor Man’s Colin Kaupernik.

  187. @Carroll Price
    You can tell Kamala be tired.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    To be fair, she’s done some hard work lying on her back.

  188. @anon
    @Joe S.Walker

    I’d question how much intellectual labour goes into the punditry.

    There are surely text-based AI's that could do 90% of the writing, if not more.

    Hmm.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    Very likely.

    George Orwell gave that kind of punditry a name in 1984: “duckspeak” – speech issuing from the larynx (or in this case, text from the fingers) without the higher brain centre being involved at all. “Provided the opinions being quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise.”

  189. @Anon7
    Sometimes women just get tired.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU

    "I'm tired,
    Tired of playing the game,
    Ain't it a crying shame,
    I'm... so... tired.
    God damn it, I'm exhausted!"

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    I promise to stop making fun of the Vice President and her sordid past as Willie Brown’s “great and good friend” if she performs this song at the next White House Correspondents Association Dinner. (“I’ve been with thousands of men/Again and again/They promise the moon/They’re always coming and going/And going and coming/And always too soon.”)

    • LOL: fish
  190. @Jonathan Mason
    @notsaying

    Who knows? Is it possible that she became addicted to several years of his ministrations and found it harder to perform without them?

    Is Biles the last still-performing survivor of the Larry Nassar massage technique? Does this create a divide between her and her teammates?

    It is hardly possible to publicly raise such questions, so perhaps The Daily Mail is trying to hint at such things.

    I think that overall I would prefer to go back to the days when sports people who had mental health problems just kept it to themselves for the sake of their (mostly young) fans.

    These young women are destroying their own sports after they have already become wealthy themselves through those sports.

    Perhaps gymnastics for the under 18s should be banned as an Olympic sport due to the fact that it exists mainly to sell TV advertising based on prurient interest in the bodies of teenage girls.

    Perhaps participation in the Olympics under the age of 18 should be banned in all sports as a common sense mental health measure.

    Replies: @notsaying

    I just don’t know. Maybe it is all too much. I know I don’t like basketball’s rule changes that now allow younger guys to go pro.

  191. @Tiny Duck
    People of Color built this country

    There is a reason you racists are losing so badly

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @Clyde, @AKindle

    People of Color built this country

    They didn’t build shit but they sure picked a lot of cotton. The slaves loved it here, life was thousands of times easier than in Africa, living in mudhuts, dodging cannibals and head hunters. And no scrounging for food here. There always was corn, collards, chitlins, chickens, watermelons to eat. You worked hard but you ate good.

  192. If Biles doesn’t feel like dying for the gold I can’t really blame her. I’d probably do the same thing (though I am not a world-class athlete). The embarrassing thing to me is this whole ‘greater than winning’ cope.

  193. @JosephB
    @Anon


    The Olympics are hurting their gravitas and prestige by continuously adding all these events.
     
    I have a hard time seeing the word "gravitas" for an event that includes synchronized swimming.

    Surfing is an old sport. Had the olympics been invented by Pacific islanders, surfing probably would have been included from the start. It's traditional; it requires athleticism; the competitors don't appear ridiculous (e.g., synchronized swimming, plunge for distance). What more can be asked for?

    The 3 on 3 basketball was fun to watch. Imagine that: a format that makes women's basketball engaging. It's a half court game, and appears to allow a bit more physical play than is usual. I get if it's not your cup of tea, but I place it well above diving.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @MarkinLA

    The original games had very few judged sports. Even going back to many of the currently judged sports, the initial phases required people to go through specific procedures where it was much easier to get an objective analysis. Probably due to TV, they have turned it into the X games.

    Figure skating used to have what were called school figures (since removed) where everybody was required to do the same thing like stake backward around a circle visible under the ice. It would be easy to see how much you deviated from the correct path.

  194. @Anonymous
    @JosephB

    Surfing is great, but the Olympics are supposed to (or at least were supposed to) represent classical athleticism and events in which the body is the sole or predominant component. Sports like surfing and skateboarding in which vehicles of some kind are introduced and are more like daredevil feats rather than traditional athletic contests are in a separate category.

    3 on 3 basketball is a backyard game and no way comparable to diving off 10 meter platforms and contorting your body in extreme ways. It's like doing cannonballs into a backyard pool.

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk, @Elli

    Mongolian-Australian fusion biathlon. Archery, target and return boomerang, from horseback.

    No more dressage. Which I just learned is dres-SAHJ.

  195. @Charon

    It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.
     
    There's nothing more racist than expecting Africans to compete with Others.

    While my white counterpart was praised for the bare minimum, I worked 24/7 and never received acknowledgement for a job well done.
     
    Worked 24/7? No time for naps?

    Feeling under-appreciated on the job never happens to wypipos, who are always praised for doing next to nothing. No justice. Just no justice.

    Well, it got so bad that I had to quit and just take the rest of my life off. That's how bad it got.

    Replies: @Deckin, @Wade Hampton

    White people are expected to get things done. I guess this is so that black women can put their feet up when “they tired”.

    I had a white boss who used to say things like “there are 24 hours in the day. And if that isn’t enough, there’s always overtime”. He was joking. I think. But in any case it wasn’t an aggressive act, micro or otherwise because I’m white.

    And I think Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi would be proud of me as a white person for the following insight. The reason that black women say “we tired” instead of the more correct “we are tired” is the effort saved by leaving out the verb. Because they tired.

    • LOL: JMcG
  196. @VivaLaMigra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Just a quick Q here: Why did you use the made-up word "foundational" instead of the accepted word form "fundamental"...? Are you trying to sound smart like those idiots on TV and cable, or are you just falling into bad habits? A small thing? I think not. Language is part of our culture; if we don't defend it, the invading hordes certainly won't!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Intelligent Dasein, @RyeFrost

    Why did you use the made-up word “foundational” instead of the accepted word form “fundamental”…?

    Consider it as a riff on the Wokesters who claim multiple re-foundings of America during the Civil War, post-WW2, post Civil Rights Act of 1965, and during the Floydian Insurrection.

  197. @Thoughts
    Why can't Simone just say that?

    Why can't she say 'I'm not allowed Ritalin and I cannot focus on my location in these twists...so it's either me breaking my neck or dropping out and walking upright for the rest of my life'

    I would get that. America would get that. Everyone would get that.

    Of course, her needing Ritalin to perform these twists would in fact prove that Ritalin is a performance enhancing drug.

    Thus putting her past performances into legitimate doubt. I'm sure a lot of people could do crazy things with Drug Focus or Drug Inhibition.

    So Simone Biles has proved Japan's rules correct...Ritalin shouldn't be allowed because it is a performance enhancing drug.

    So Steve, without Drugs...would blacks be so dominant in sports?

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew, @Russ, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    Thoughts, as some one who made his living walking on beams you don’t ever want to feel woozy or light headed or worry about 30 mile an hour wind gusts, or sleet or rain. Or the effects of two beers at lunch. Ms. Biles was spectacular, careers end, she should just let it go. And, how many people know who Naomi Osaka is?

  198. Black Women Announce: We Tired

    Many of them do in fact resemble Bibendum.

    • LOL: Trinity
  199. @VivaLaMigra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Just a quick Q here: Why did you use the made-up word "foundational" instead of the accepted word form "fundamental"...? Are you trying to sound smart like those idiots on TV and cable, or are you just falling into bad habits? A small thing? I think not. Language is part of our culture; if we don't defend it, the invading hordes certainly won't!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Intelligent Dasein, @RyeFrost

    “Foundational” is not a made-up word. It is the adjectival form of the noun “foundation.” Specifically, it is used in epistemology and philosophy of mind to refer to things that are supposed to be known a priori, i.e. foundational truths. The Wild Geese Howard used it to refer ironically to the current-year narrative which is not supposed to be questioned. This was a legitimate use of the word and everybody knew what he meant, including you.

  200. If a cry-bully complains to the media, and nobody pays attention, does she make a sound?

  201. @NJ Transit Commuter

    As a Black woman in that company, I was expected to be on all of the time. It’s almost as if I was placed in certain positions to compete with my coworkers.
     
    I’m shocked. Corporations demanding high performance from employees? Corporations encouraging employees to compete for bonuses, promotions, etc.?

    On a more serious note, this is not an indication of racism. This is an indication of societal progress. Black women were excluded from high power corporate jobs before. Now they have the same opportunities as whites. But, with those opportunities come the same issues and problems whites experience in the working world. Welcome to the grind! Enjoy!!

    Replies: @TheJester, @Uncle Dan

    Heat, kitchen.

  202. @klesko
    i don’t even understand what these articles are talking about now

    “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders”

    what?

    “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us”

    who?

    Replies: @Some Guy, @RodW, @Magic Dirt

    You never heard of the Black Royal Navy that worked so hard to shut down the Atlantic slave trade?

  203. @notsaying
    Here is another article full of the kind of remarks that would usually make it very hard to get hired by a regular company again but all the women are quoted by name. It is that impenetrable bubble of wokeness protecting them from reality, I guess. These women talk the language of the educated elite. Just think what they could do if they and others like them actually would provide and support effective black leadership and try to solve the actual problems black people have.

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families' homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn't give them. But few black women have those kind of jobs anymore. Today's black women can't rest because most of them are single moms who not only do not have a father in the house for their kids, they often have no child support coming in, either. They don't make enough at their jobs to support their families and often have multiple jobs. It is a dog's life. Their kids suffer.

    The airy faerie talk isn't going to change that.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Achmed E. Newman, @Uncle Dan, @AKindle

    They don’t make enough at their jobs to support their families

    So why did they have children?

  204. @Known Fact
    @kaganovitch

    Barry Malzberg has a 1970s short story where we meet the guy who writes all the new cliches and buzzwords, actually just a shlubby free-lancer typing away at home. A mysterious messenger regularly picks up his work for circulation into society, but this time regretfully informs him he's being let go.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Malzberg is one of my favorites. Is that in one of the Nova collections?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @kaganovitch

    It's called Letting It All Hang Out and I've got it in the must-have Best of Barry N Malzberg. Don't know if it ever was anthologized, it's just a witty little shorty. Malzberg line-for-line is my favorite writer although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    In regard to the themes here at iSteve I have often mentioned his brilliant story Opening Fire, in which a very woke and PC starship crew must include a proudly xenophobic bigot as a reality check.

    Replies: @res, @kaganovitch

  205. @JimDandy
    "The current cultural conversation around Black and women rest is also revolutionary because it ties into an even bigger discussion about what we need in order to strengthen our communities. While Black women are resting and being examples of liberation by prioritizing their well-being, they’re also ensuring the betterment of our world."


    The academic-paper mumbo-jumbo gobbledy-gook of Intersectionalism has mutated into the treacly language of a dipshit mainstream religion.

    Replies: @Goddard, @Yngvar, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    Michael Levin (2000): “There are a few excellent black writers, but jumbles like this are all too typical of black intellectuals. What sort of disordered mind produces them? More urgently, how can whites — accustomed to language that communicates rather than wears down — deal with such minds? At the very least, whites must recognize that they face something fundamentally alien.”

    (That was in Levin’s review of Randall Robinson’s book-length, reparations screed, The Debt.)

    N.S. They’re not fundamentally alien to me, but then, neither is athlete’s foot.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2018/07/james-baldwin-segregationist-racist.html

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Nicholas Stix

    Baldwin actually had some talent as a fiction writer, but his bloviating preacher bullshit about race was borderline retarded.

    This is pretty funny, though:

    Baldwin: “a thing called the Beat Generation, which phenomenon was, largely, composed of uptight, middle-class white people, imitating poverty… doing their despairing best to be funky, which we, the blacks, never dreamed of doing--we were funky, baby, like funk was going out of style.”

    , @AceDeuce
    @Nicholas Stix

    Randall Robinson. LOL. There's a winner-"activist"/BS artist and brother of "journalist"/AIDS victim Max Robinson.

    Anyone remember Randall's story in the Huff Po during Katrina? Here's his lede:


    It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.

    I am a sixty-four year old African-American. New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for.

    I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.
     

    And here's his next day retraction:

    RETRACTION: The claim in the first sentence in my post was incorrect. I had been told this was happening, but these claims have turned out to be unsubstantiated. I therefore retract them — but stand behind everything else I wrote without reservation.
     
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-orleans_b_6643
  206. @Paperback Writer
    Don't blame Simone Biles for her bandwagon.

    This article gives a good history of what can happen to gymnasts.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20210729002150/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/sports/olympics/biles-gymnastics-injuries.html

    Nor did she mention Julissa Gomez, the 15-year-old American gymnast who was paralyzed shortly before the 1988 Olympics — and died three years later — as a result of a vault that she had never been able to perform reliably, but that her coaches had told her she had to do if she wanted to be competitive. Biles did not have to mention Mukhina or Gomez. Their stories are infamous in the gymnastics world.
     

    Replies: @sayless

    Agree with that.

    If she had a failure of nerve it was better to back out than risk a broken neck. Hard on the team, they won silver instead of gold, but it sounds as if it was too dangerous.

    Twenty-four is too old for gymnastics at that level. She’d have peaked physically before that age.

  207. Chalk up another side effect of the “vaccine”.

    We just were warned about neurodegeneration by Robert Malone MD, the inventor of mRNA “vaccines” who pointed us to this study.
    h ttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33789211/

    He is directing us to this study not because this condition may well be a (long-term?) side effect of Covid, but because, since we now know that the spike protein travels widely throughout the body, including to the brain, some researchers have been arguing that the “vaccines” themselves could be be causing neurodegenerative symptoms by fostering the production and spread of the spike protein to places like the brain.

    So Biles wasn’t responsible for her otherwise unforgivable cowardice of letting down her teammates.

    Blame it on the “fauxine”

  208. @Deckin
    @Charon

    It turns out that the Eddie Murphy SNL skit of what black people think happens to white people when they're not around wasn't a joke after all.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=eddie+murphy+undercover+white+man&&view=detail&mid=A6F643C70DF8F43C2625A6F643C70DF8F43C2625&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Deddie%2Bmurphy%2Bundercover%2Bwhite%2Bman%26qs%3DAS%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D4%26pq%3Deddie%2Bmurphy%2Bunder%26sk%3DAS3%26sc%3D8-18%26cvid%3D632C5F2AD0344B8D8B4156B3BDC23240

    Replies: @Polistra

    Wow. Slightly funny but mostly tedious and creepy. Probably worked better back when it could be played for laughs. Like you said, it wasn’t actually a joke after all. The depths of their delusions seem to be limitless.

    Always, always aided and abetted by the (MSM) of course.

  209. @Jim Don Bob
    Eat'N'Park is a local blue collar chain restaurant around here. I got a flyer in the mail yesterday featuring a happy middle-aged couple - he was black and she was white. Wokeness has trickled down to blue collar advertising. It's not gonna earn them a lot of friends around here.

    Replies: @SOL

    Wonder if an advertising agency has ever coerced a client into accepting an ad by threatening to expose them for racism if they reject it.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  210. @Veteran Aryan
    @Tiny Duck


    People of Color built this country
     
    The tenets of progressivism:
    1. This country is a racist shithole that needs to be torn down.
    2. This country was built by "People of Color."

    To summarize, People of Color built a racist shithole that needs to be torn down. There is no rebuttal to this ingenious argument.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Not only that, they whine that they were excluded from every facet of American life–but yet they built it all somehow.

    They brag that they are “strong” and “powerful” and boast of all that they have “endured”, yet in every situation they encounter, they have the unhinged and fragile emotions of a troubled 13 year old girl on a bad day.

    Life’s little mysteries….

  211. @Jack Armstrong
    OT: The family of the boy who was thrown off a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the mall Tuesday.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/family-of-boy-thrown-from-moa-balcony-sues-mall-for-negligence

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @InnerCynic, @Joe Joe, @duncsbaby

    They should be suing Lutheran Social Services but I repeat myself.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  212. @Jack Armstrong
    Others retain that get up and go spirit! It’s truly magical!!!

    A Minneapolis woman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for the unintentional fatal shooting of a 20-year-old St. Paul man in 2019.

    Markeia Felicity Carlvin, 21, pleaded guilty in April to accidentally shooting her friend Randy Davis, Jr., in the chest while playing with a gun at a party Aug. 19, 2019.

    Her attorney, Patricia Hughes, asked for leniency because Carlvin is seven months pregnant, but Ramsey County District Court Judge Paul Yang denied the request.

    “Ms. Carlvin committed this act; she took the life of Mr. Davis and she left the scene,” Yang said.
     

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Chauvin gets 20 years for kneeling on a counterfeiter who od’d and is looking at federal charges as well but shooting while black is an easy 3 year stint. Ain’t Minnesota nice?

  213. if only they were too tired to brawl and breed we wouldn’t have this diddy from 2011…

    chapter jackson’s ‘it’s free ta swipe yo EBT’

    • LOL: L in Atl hell
  214. @kimchilover
    Biles got a "therapeutic waiver" for Adderall (or maybe Ritilan) back in 2016 and won five gold medals.

    Unfortunately, Japan is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY strict about their universal ban on amphetamines (which were outlawed after WWII...crazy kamikaze drug that it was):
    https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2015/03/a_bottle_of_prescribed_adderal.html

    As someone whose taken Adderall (on and off) for years, there's totally a two week brain haze getting off them. If she's used to memorizing her routines while on them (and she is) it's gotta be terrifying trying to perform without them.

    Replies: @RyeFrost

    O.K., but Biles had already competed for Team USA in these (misnumbered!) 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, in the team competition. So … drug testing was already “in play.” She didn’t avoid it by bailing.

  215. Now making excuses and withdrawing because the ghetto black girl magic (laughable) couldn’t produce at the Olympics. F Off! Nobody wanted to watch the United States of Africa team anyway.

  216. @kaganovitch
    @Known Fact

    Malzberg is one of my favorites. Is that in one of the Nova collections?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    It’s called Letting It All Hang Out and I’ve got it in the must-have Best of Barry N Malzberg. Don’t know if it ever was anthologized, it’s just a witty little shorty. Malzberg line-for-line is my favorite writer although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    In regard to the themes here at iSteve I have often mentioned his brilliant story Opening Fire, in which a very woke and PC starship crew must include a proudly xenophobic bigot as a reality check.

    • Replies: @res
    @Known Fact

    Thanks. It looks like that was the only appearance of Letting It All Hang Out.
    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?78598

    Here is the book. If you click on Opening Fire there you can see that it has appeared in two anthologies.
    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?35752

    , @kaganovitch
    @Known Fact

    although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    Agree. His longer form writing is sometimes too 'meta' for my taste.

  217. @notsaying
    Here is another article full of the kind of remarks that would usually make it very hard to get hired by a regular company again but all the women are quoted by name. It is that impenetrable bubble of wokeness protecting them from reality, I guess. These women talk the language of the educated elite. Just think what they could do if they and others like them actually would provide and support effective black leadership and try to solve the actual problems black people have.

    You can certainly say that the black women who used to have their own families at home while they worked taking care of white families' homes and kids did carry a lot on their plates and gave emotional support to whites that whites didn't give them. But few black women have those kind of jobs anymore. Today's black women can't rest because most of them are single moms who not only do not have a father in the house for their kids, they often have no child support coming in, either. They don't make enough at their jobs to support their families and often have multiple jobs. It is a dog's life. Their kids suffer.

    The airy faerie talk isn't going to change that.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Achmed E. Newman, @Uncle Dan, @AKindle

    BooHoo! The poor single black woman who gets more in welfare for her and her chillun’ that most Social Security recipients that have worked all their lives. They all belong in africa, few Whites to complain about there.

  218. @VivaLaMigra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Just a quick Q here: Why did you use the made-up word "foundational" instead of the accepted word form "fundamental"...? Are you trying to sound smart like those idiots on TV and cable, or are you just falling into bad habits? A small thing? I think not. Language is part of our culture; if we don't defend it, the invading hordes certainly won't!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Intelligent Dasein, @RyeFrost

    All words are made up! Some just more recently than others. Which is, I guess, your point. So, think of a “recent” word you like.

  219. @Tiny Duck
    People of Color built this country

    There is a reason you racists are losing so badly

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @Clyde, @AKindle

    America was nearly 90% White up until 1970 but America was somehow built by Blacks, Chinese, and God know who else you want to make up or throw into the mix?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @AKindle

    Not just that, but major Northern cities that were already among the great cities of the world by 1900 --NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Cleveland (which was the analog equivalent of Silicon Valley in the first half of the 20th Century) were all, literally around 1% White prior to WW I. Philadelphia was 3-4%. Even New Orleans was only 15% negro in the early 1900s.

    negroes couldn't have "built them" because they literally weren't there (Not to mention that they were incapable.)

  220. @Nicholas Stix
    @JimDandy

    Michael Levin (2000): “There are a few excellent black writers, but jumbles like this are all too typical of black intellectuals. What sort of disordered mind produces them? More urgently, how can whites — accustomed to language that communicates rather than wears down — deal with such minds? At the very least, whites must recognize that they face something fundamentally alien.”

    (That was in Levin’s review of Randall Robinson’s book-length, reparations screed, The Debt.)

    N.S. They’re not fundamentally alien to me, but then, neither is athlete’s foot.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2018/07/james-baldwin-segregationist-racist.html

    Replies: @JimDandy, @AceDeuce

    Baldwin actually had some talent as a fiction writer, but his bloviating preacher bullshit about race was borderline retarded.

    This is pretty funny, though:

    Baldwin: “a thing called the Beat Generation, which phenomenon was, largely, composed of uptight, middle-class white people, imitating poverty… doing their despairing best to be funky, which we, the blacks, never dreamed of doing–we were funky, baby, like funk was going out of style.”

  221. res says:
    @Known Fact
    @kaganovitch

    It's called Letting It All Hang Out and I've got it in the must-have Best of Barry N Malzberg. Don't know if it ever was anthologized, it's just a witty little shorty. Malzberg line-for-line is my favorite writer although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    In regard to the themes here at iSteve I have often mentioned his brilliant story Opening Fire, in which a very woke and PC starship crew must include a proudly xenophobic bigot as a reality check.

    Replies: @res, @kaganovitch

    Thanks. It looks like that was the only appearance of Letting It All Hang Out.
    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?78598

    Here is the book. If you click on Opening Fire there you can see that it has appeared in two anthologies.
    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?35752

    • Thanks: kaganovitch
  222. @Achmed E. Newman
    @notsaying

    Because they are likely to have unruly kids, due to that very no-Dad thing, and multiple kids at that, I could see that lots of black single Moms who work may have a reason to be tired. That's not my fault - it's not White people's fault in any way oops, in no ways.

    That brings up my slight disagreement with your last part. Single Mom black women get PLENTY of child support. No, it's not from those baby Daddies, but it from you and me and most of the commenters here. WIC, Section 8, lowered utility bills, EEC from the IRS, etc, etc., there's that child support. It may not be direct, but you ARE supporting the black single Mom "families". Just sayin', NotSaying.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Adam Smith

    Good evening Mr. Newman,

    • Agree: Adam Smith

    You forgot to mention the loss of purchasing power of the reserve notes that people have saved over the years. Most of those “benefits” are paid for with debt based currency that is forever losing value. I have to monitor the currency’s loss of purchasing power so I know how much more to charge my customers for the same service(s). I consider this loss of purchasing power a form of theft, just like other forms of “taxation”.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  223. I worked 24/7…

    No wonder y’all tired.
    That’s not healthy.

    In a society that… places superhuman expectations on Black women…

    You have no idea how low my expectations of y’all are.
    Seriously. My expectations of y’all couldn’t be any lower.

  224. @AKindle
    @Tiny Duck

    America was nearly 90% White up until 1970 but America was somehow built by Blacks, Chinese, and God know who else you want to make up or throw into the mix?

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Not just that, but major Northern cities that were already among the great cities of the world by 1900 –NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Cleveland (which was the analog equivalent of Silicon Valley in the first half of the 20th Century) were all, literally around 1% White prior to WW I. Philadelphia was 3-4%. Even New Orleans was only 15% negro in the early 1900s.

    negroes couldn’t have “built them” because they literally weren’t there (Not to mention that they were incapable.)

  225. @Nicholas Stix
    @JimDandy

    Michael Levin (2000): “There are a few excellent black writers, but jumbles like this are all too typical of black intellectuals. What sort of disordered mind produces them? More urgently, how can whites — accustomed to language that communicates rather than wears down — deal with such minds? At the very least, whites must recognize that they face something fundamentally alien.”

    (That was in Levin’s review of Randall Robinson’s book-length, reparations screed, The Debt.)

    N.S. They’re not fundamentally alien to me, but then, neither is athlete’s foot.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2018/07/james-baldwin-segregationist-racist.html

    Replies: @JimDandy, @AceDeuce

    Randall Robinson. LOL. There’s a winner-“activist”/BS artist and brother of “journalist”/AIDS victim Max Robinson.

    Anyone remember Randall’s story in the Huff Po during Katrina? Here’s his lede:

    It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.

    I am a sixty-four year old African-American. New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for.

    I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.

    And here’s his next day retraction:

    RETRACTION: The claim in the first sentence in my post was incorrect. I had been told this was happening, but these claims have turned out to be unsubstantiated. I therefore retract them — but stand behind everything else I wrote without reservation.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-orleans_b_6643

  226. @klesko
    i don’t even understand what these articles are talking about now

    “For hundreds of years we have carried the weight of the world on our shoulders”

    what?

    “We’ve fought and advocated for those who wouldn’t normally do the same for us”

    who?

    Replies: @Some Guy, @RodW, @Magic Dirt

    You have to keep in mind these pronouncements are scripted and probably come from a Crisis Communications team that works for Oprah. Generalized statements about what happened for hundreds of years and suchlike are merely designed to mess with your mind. We live in a time of informational warfare. They are sucking you in.

    Also, the whole point of the Intersectional Worldview is that black women should be prioritized. If you add Equity to the mix, what they are saying is that even a minor hassle or complaint from a black woman should be treated as a world-historical burden. The philosophy is literally to make a mountain out of a molehill for some people’s benefit. They justify this by citing the experience of white women being cared for and protected. They want that treatment but since they have no menfolk who treat them that way, we all get to be their emotional boyfriends.

  227. Let’s give them all a lifetime pension and ship them all to a low stress country like Togo or Ghana where there is no white supremacy and they can rest all the time.

  228. @Known Fact
    @kaganovitch

    It's called Letting It All Hang Out and I've got it in the must-have Best of Barry N Malzberg. Don't know if it ever was anthologized, it's just a witty little shorty. Malzberg line-for-line is my favorite writer although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    In regard to the themes here at iSteve I have often mentioned his brilliant story Opening Fire, in which a very woke and PC starship crew must include a proudly xenophobic bigot as a reality check.

    Replies: @res, @kaganovitch

    although he is best at short stories rather than epics, even his best novels are actually episodic novellas.

    Agree. His longer form writing is sometimes too ‘meta’ for my taste.

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