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Announcement to federal workers: You get today off from work for racial reckoning reasons.

Honest. I’m not making this up to try to get you fired. Congress and Biden just gave you Friday off for some obscure event in Texas history. It’s all part of the Great Letharginization that began in March 2020.

So go back to sleep.

 
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  1. Steve, you sound like you’re on the piss! Good for you, mate!

    The thing about drink is it comes on slow with a two speed brain where one part of you is mellow and the other is working over time. In good drinkers these two combine, I hope it works for you!

    What are you drinking? Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy’s alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world – and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).

    Here’s one for you recent to me. Just how good was Mick Taylor?

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Pat Hannagan

    No,no,no, here are your choices ,any malt liquor (40 oz. bottle) ,Hennessey ,or any cheap fortified wine (if you really want to get stupid,and why not ,it's JUNETEENTH!).

    , @AndrewR
    @Pat Hannagan

    PBR for me. Thank God for 30 packs.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @ben tillman
    @Pat Hannagan


    Just how good was Mick Taylor?
     
    I saw him at Lupo's back in '87. It was a good show.
  2. I start work at 4:30 today.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Mike Tre

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    Unless it's wartime, is this really needed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mike Tre, @Eric Novak

  3. Some Federale workers have been putting in full days during Covid. My educated guess is that in this era they have been “working” minimally via zoom. Doing 10 hours work per week. Just enough to maintain their particular Federale agency while backlogs pile up. I understand that in the private sector, you work remotely, then you are monitored to see that you zoom in a more or less full workday. What Gov’t agency on any level would allow this? Very few. I am talking Gov’t agencies on all levels. State, county, cities y Los Federales.

    A you tuber has been mentioned here who walks and bicycles around DC these days. Daytime, no one is in the streets. A Federale ghost town. (I looked at his videos) The mass of Fed workers in DC are working remotely.

    So now these mostly useless eaters get another lazy bones day off. Another way for the Dems to ensure their votes. Now 13% of our population has two Federal holidays devoted to them. I don’t think much of the private sector will be taking off Juneteenth. Though they may be forced to allow their black slackers to take it off for a paid holiday. The biracial ones too. How about the octoroons? How about if you are an Eskimo, Aleutian Islander or Pacific Islander? Will they be able to finesse a paid day off in honor of our encroaching 360 degrees of awesome Negritude run America?

    What percentage of Gov’t workers look at their 25 year calendar up on the wall 10 times daily? Ticking off each day until their retirement is fully vested.

    • Troll: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Clyde


    I understand that in the private sector, you work remotely, then you are monitored to see that you zoom in a more or less full workday.
     
    I work in the private sector and at my company we're informally monitored by our managers via Slack and Skype messaging software. A bright green dot is displayed next to our names and avatars and shown to everyone else's messaging systems on their computers. If you're not active on your computer for more than 5 minutes, the light goes off and how long you're away after that is timed, displayed, and logged. There's no way to change this light and active setting as its set by the company's IT admin.

    Fortunately, I have a workaround. I take a paperweight and put it on the spacebar, keeping it continuously depressed. This keeps my computer "active" and thus keeps the bright green dot on and my status as active. I keep the speakers on high for audio alerts for messages and emails from important supervisors and managers to wake me up from naps, etc.

    I've been regularly taking 3 to 4 hour naps during the workday while working remote for Covid over the past year. Also reading, working out, running errands, watching movies, surfing the internet, etc. All while keeping the work laptop by me with that paperweight on the spacebar.

    And I've done the same amount of work as I did before in the office. It just takes an hour or two to get done. But in the office you have to always look busy and you stretch out work over time.
    , @ben tillman
    @Clyde


    So now these mostly useless eaters get another lazy bones day off. Another way for the Dems to ensure their votes. Now 13% of our population has two Federal holidays devoted to them. I don’t think much of the private sector will be taking off Juneteenth.
     
    Bank of America's Texas branches were open today, if that means anything.
  4. It was announced just one day in advance. In my State, the State and county employees got the same holidays and cancelled scheduled activities, appointments and inspections with less than 24 hour notice. This is really banana republic level of governance.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @HyperDupont

    In my area, Fridays are de facto federal holidays every week. It is well known that you don't call or expect any action on a Friday.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber, @Anon

    , @PaceLaw
    @HyperDupont

    Yeah, I agree with your take. I am a state employee in Maryland and I just found out about the “holiday” on Thursday afternoon. On the one hand, I am happy about a paid day-off from work, but on the other, I can see that this is a very slipshod and shady way of going about enacting “holidays” for the masses. How much will this actually cost state and federal budgets??? Regardless of the answer, I would imagine many progressives would say that it is worth it to keep blacks pacified and mollified. As if to say: “hey, at least they aren’t rioting, right?” Lol!!!

  5. We have this backwards. The Federal workforce should have only twelve working days, one per month.

  6. When will Federal employees get 1/3 of the year off, like some medieval peasants and townspeople did? While having the benefits and status of the Clergy?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Redneck farmer

    Many of those clergy had a good bit more than 1/3. Likewise these Federal workers. For some values of work.

    , @Chris Mallory
    @Redneck farmer

    The average Federal employee gets 11 federal holidays (counting June 18), 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. Add in 104 weekend days and the average Federal employee has 148 non working days per year. That is 40% of the year. So they have the peasants beat.

    Replies: @TheJester, @RadicalCenter

    , @Truth
    @Redneck farmer

    They already do. you haven't heard of weekends?

  7. Next there will be a condition for getting the day off. No lounging around like a welfare recipient using the social safety net as a hammock. They will be required to be out marching with their fists in the air and chanting how much they hate White people.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Hannah Katz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEwANs8DQJY

  8. Federal workers won’t work today? How is that different from any other day?

    • LOL: ScarletNumber
  9. @Mike Tre
    I start work at 4:30 today.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    Unless it’s wartime, is this really needed.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato



    I start work at 4:30 today.
     
    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

     

    He didn't say AM or PM, or how long his shift is. Or even which time zone he is in.You assume a lot.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    , @Mike Tre
    @El Dato

    In the morning I meant.

    , @Eric Novak
    @El Dato

    Humans not from the Northern Hemisphere may not be night creatures, but Europeans and possibly E. Asians are.

  10. I like that. One can merge it with “Fridays for Climate”, at least this year.

    Attention Steve! The link in the proclamation needs fixing!

  11. Isn’t the federal government the biggest employer of blacks anywhere? A paid day off for blacks with taxpayer-funded affirmative action jobs is basically a form of reparations.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Dr. X


    Isn’t the federal government the biggest employer of blacks anywhere? A paid day off for blacks with taxpayer-funded affirmative action jobs is basically a form of reparations.
     
    Its not just the Feds. It all depends on the particular state and county. But blacks will often hog these jobs via AA, way beyond their 13% of the USA population. And beyond their percentages in these particular states and counties

    Every day is a Kwanza day when you are be a black AA "working" for the USofA. Most especially in the greater DC region. You would be shocked how blacks magically gravitate to certain Federal agencies, achieve domination, then only hire their own. Atlanta too where these clowns dominate the CDC which is located there. No one will say, but this is why our CDC is an abomination. These dumbass staffers of color ruined early Covid response. They effed up to a fairly well, the first distribution of Covid test kits and more.
    When you want something vital to be executed. Never call on blacks to do this. They can fake it well enough to carry on incompetently during an average work load. But never during crunch time.
  12. I am wondering why, in a pro-vaxx blog, the start date of letharginization (?) is set to March 2020. Not that I disagree.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  13. @Redneck farmer
    When will Federal employees get 1/3 of the year off, like some medieval peasants and townspeople did? While having the benefits and status of the Clergy?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Chris Mallory, @Truth

    Many of those clergy had a good bit more than 1/3. Likewise these Federal workers. For some values of work.

  14. And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat.

    • Agree: bomag, Spud Boy, JMcG, res
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123, JimDandy
    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Desiderius

    "And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat."

    Anti-white animus is a powerful motivator.

  15. Federal “workers” now get 44 fking paid days off per year. Nice “work” if you can get it.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Sick of Orcs

    "Federal workers"

    "Straight-talking politician"

    "Jumbo shrimp"

    "Military intelligence"

    Etc..etc...

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Sick of Orcs

    Huh? Where are you getting that number from? Let’s see, after 15 years, a Fed gets 26 days of vacation per year. Plus 12 paid holidays, including today, equals 38.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    , @dvorak
    @Sick of Orcs


    Two of [Michele] Bachmann’s five children were born while she worked for the I.R.S., and all six former colleagues said that the primary fact they remembered about Bachmann was that she spent a good portion of her time on maternity leave — the I.R.S. had a fairly generous policy — and that caused resentment.
     
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/08/15/leap-of-faith-ryan-lizza
    , @BenKenobi
    @Sick of Orcs

    When I was in the (Canadian) army I used to joke that “work only gets done in the first hour after lunch on Wednesdays.”

    If it was peacetime in Canada and lunch was less than 90 minutes I got personally offended.

  16. Here in the south, we only get 3/5ths of a day off.

    • LOL: Abe, Kylie
  17. Yesterday the Federal Courts sent out a notice that Juneteenth was to be observed today, and that the United States Courthouse is closed, at about 4:00 p.m., and before the news announced that Biden had signed the Juneteenth bill into law.

    Some Americans get concierge Government service . . .

  18. @HyperDupont
    It was announced just one day in advance. In my State, the State and county employees got the same holidays and cancelled scheduled activities, appointments and inspections with less than 24 hour notice. This is really banana republic level of governance.

    Replies: @bomag, @PaceLaw

    In my area, Fridays are de facto federal holidays every week. It is well known that you don’t call or expect any action on a Friday.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @bomag

    A lot of federal employees have an official arrangement where every Friday is a halfday and ends at noon. Or they have it where every other Friday is off.

    , @ScarletNumber
    @bomag

    Yes, but it's just by coincidence that Juneteenth is on a Friday this year. The next two years it will be a Monday.

    , @Anon
    @bomag

    When I worked in Federal government, Friday was known as "Federal Friday"; everyone pretty much disappeared at 12:00 noon.

  19. And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat.

    And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a Yersinia pestis carrying rat.

    FIFY

    • Replies: @reactionry
    @James Speaks

    "And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a Yersinia pestis carrying rat."

    IIRC, David Brooks recently expressed the hope that "adoption* of Juneteenth as a federal holiday would lead to the unimpeded entry of Blacks into our body politic" in his column "Bantu Buboes in Paradise."

    Some Woke Whites get pounced on by blacks like Toxoplasmosis Gondii-infected* rats get munched on by cats.

    * Also see Whites who adopt orphans from war-ravaged countries on account of the infectious stare of Toxoplasmosis Dondii.

  20. OT Steve but you were looking for data on the race of victims of the aftermath of celebration of the first St. George’s day. It’s only a partial year for one big City with a Soros-installed DA, but here you go:

    Also, crooks are carrying firearms illegally more frequently. I wonder why they might feel free to do so? I suppose we’ll never know:

  21. O/T thread idea …

    NASA goes woke: Agency launches a new mission for ‘Equity’ in gushing video and draws mockery that its new frontier is ‘critical space theory’

    NASA has launched a new mission to boldly go where it has never gone before: the outer reaches of wokeness.

    The U.S. space agency on Thursday announced its new ‘Mission Equity’ initiative in a gushing promo video timed to coincide with a new push under President Joe Biden’s executive order.

    ‘At NASA, we’re on a mission of equity, launching opportunity… To use science, data and technology to advance equity. To shatter boundaries, and breakdown barriers across America,’ voiceovers in the video intone.

    source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9699663/NASA-goes-woke-Agency-launches-new-mission-Equity-gushing-video.html

    Here’s the NASA video

    I guess they had to put it out there yesterday so they could enjoy the Juneteenth holiday.

    Oddly enough, they have a White male astronaut named Wiseman.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @The Alarmist

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth". I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    Replies: @anon, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Anon, @Abolish_public_education

  22. Dorsey jumped the gun, it had only passed senate when he tweeted but he got heavily ‘Umm ackschully’d’ by his own new narrative police system.

    Overall, it will be interesting to see if Juneteenth with it’s attendant tradition of BBQs and block parties becomes a focal date for mass shootings like what we saw last year.

    • Agree: Triteleia Laxa
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Altai

    It's going to be hard to distinguish any uptick today and tomorrow from the background noise of increased violence. For example, last night in Philly there were 11 shot and 3 killed, which nowadays is just par for the course.

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/dirt-bike-rider-shoots-and-kills-man-in-philadelphia-police-say/2852209/

    For the most part, these shootings are black on black and take place in the 'hood so that they don't register on white people except as items in the local news. Once in a while the brothers will decide to get real while they are downtown and hit a passing white person, but this is fairly rare.

    I was in Manhattan this week and took the temperature of the streets and things appeared pretty calm (although I was not out at 2AM when things often get funky). It's still yuppie/tourist heaven. Then again my benchmark is the late '80s when I lived in NY - in between then and now, thing got much better and now somewhat worse but still a lot better than that period. I saw a fair # of homeless on the streets and in the subway but they are usually (but not always) merely annoying rather than dangerous - just picking thru trash cans for food and begging and so on. The smell of cannabis is everywhere but cannabis tends to make people more mellow rather than more violent.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @Marty T
    @Altai

    It's a summer weekend so the violence was already baked in.

  23. How odd that we are asked to celebrate a holiday invented by illiterate people who didn’t understand how a calendar worked. Next up: all workers get holidays on days ending in Y.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
    @Dan Smith

    Annually celebrates their ignorance.

    They be missing the opportunity to celebrate from Midnight June 14th through till Midnight June 20th. Every "teenth" day in June.

  24. It’s a trap. Wypipo, do not let any watermelon, fried chicken or malt liquor touch your lips today. They will find out and come for you.

  25. YES! Finally white Americans have a second holiday to celebrate their successful war to free the slaves and defeat the slave holding politicians of the Democratic Party. I sure hope they start teaching that in school.

  26. Many such cases. Trump was a big fig leaf, but he wasn’t big enough.

  27. It is peculiar that the date selected was related to an “obscure event in Texas history” and not the date of the Emancipation Proclamation or the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. I guess the word “Juneteenth” was just too cute to pass up.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @B36


    or the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment
     
    I’ve been trying to make Dessem Bussix a thing.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/juneteenth-2/#comment-4727907
  28. What does it take to get an honest days work out of these not fit for purpose Federales? And I do not mean just the affirmative action hires. More accurately, all minorities will get hired, especially if they know someone. The more dumb and useless the better. While white men will get Anti-Affirmative Action, rejection for their job applications. White gays are OK, just fly that Stonewall rainbow flag high!

    First and foremost eliminate Federales porn surfing and on line card games. Block all these websites and monitor (gasp!) their computers getting on these blocked sites via a temporary VPN installed for the day via their own flash drive.

  29. Wife went in and will get double time pay.

  30. I think Mr. Sailer is extremely worked up by this holiday, because it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War. This is his small contribution to the image of the Beacon on the Hill, an imaginary country that was always better than the other countries, even in 1619, when it was not a country.

    Mr. Sailer has this tendency of claiming stuff he doesn’t like happened very far in the past, and so shouldn’t count. It is therefore surprising that the main character in his wet dreams is Thatcher. She never lost her charms, even when physically rotten. Jokes aside, in his mind, the superiority of Whites is proven by Isaac Newton, while the superiority-squared he sees in Jews originates with some customs they had in the Middle Ages.

    Depending on his mood, sometimes history matters, and sometimes it is the best evidence for negating even today’s patterns. Historicist “who whom”.

    • Replies: @Charlotte
    @Dacian Julien Soros

    “ it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War”

    The Civil War ended on May 13, 1865, and Juneteenth celebrates a military proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865. Slavery was formally abolished on December 6, 1865, with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, though I don’t know whether there were many-or any-blacks still practically enslaved by that time. Those in the Confederate states had already been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Several Union border states had slavery, but my impression is that the peculiar institution was breaking down throughout the war, with slaves heading for free states in large numbers and some owners freeing or abandoning their slaves.

    Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros, @syonredux

  31. Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn’t they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming – that’s a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington’s Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    Now we need a holiday for black women -- Maya Angelou is the obvious choice but I like the sound of Ruby Dee Day

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    , @Paul Rise
    @Jack D

    If I recall, Karl Rove was running around in the late 90s making hay out of the good sign-ups Houston GOP had at local Juneteenth events.

    In Texas, it does have a long history among freedman and blacks through the 20th century.

    But, its just a state holiday without much national meaning. The real day is Dec 6 when 13th amendment was ratified, freeing slaves in Delaware.

    I wonder why no one is talking about this?

    Delaware ratified 13th amendment in 1901.

    , @Lurker
    @Jack D

    Malcolm X is pretty much unpersoned these days. Presumably as a separatist he represents altogether the wrong sort of blackness.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Marty T
    @Jack D

    Ron Johnson suggested getting rid of Columbus Day last year but Tucker roasted him for it and that was shelved. And Johnson deserved it - suggesting to remove a day for a group that votes significantly Republican (Italian Americans) in favor of a day for a group that votes 90 percent Dem was really stupid.

    The solution is to vote out these spineless Republicans - all but 14 House members need to be primaried out of office. And cut the federal workforce anyway. Republicans need to represent the interests of their voters or they need to be out of office.

    , @Old and Grumpy
    @Jack D

    GOP fell out of love with fiscal conservatism. The war on foreign terror, now domestic, is object of their unfettered devotion. It fills PACs and slush funds with money. Noble ideas like fiscal conservatism does not.

    , @rebel yell
    @Jack D

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington's Birthday?

    Christmas has of course already been re-named as "Holiday" and Easter as "Spring Break".

    Labor Day appears to be the only holiday that is safe, at least until the Left finally announces that all work is white supremacy and labor is evil.

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    , @res
    @Jack D


    Later we can get rid of Washington’s Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.
     
    I thought we already did that except with MLK.

    Regarding George Washington's birthday (emphasis mine).
    https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/facts/the-truth-about-presidents-day


    On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the “Uniform Monday Holiday Act”. This law was to provide uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays. The act was also created to provide federal employees with more three-day weekends. Under this new law, Washington’s birthday would be celebrated on the third Monday of February, partially losing the value and identity of the importance of his birthday. Washington’s birthday has not been celebrated on the actual day of his birth since the law took effect in 1971.
     
    Note that this year Presidents' Day (officially still Washington's birthday) was Monday, February 15th when obviously George Washington's birthday was also a Monday, February 22nd. Here is a schedule showing the dates for 2017-2029 and the pattern of February 15-21 (i.e. third Monday as in excerpt above).

    Presumably the choice of the third rather than fourth Monday of February (which would actually fall on Washington's birthday sometimes) was because Lincoln's birthday was February 12th and that places the holiday between the two birthdays.
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Presidents-Day
    https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/how-abraham-lincoln-lost-his-birthday-holiday-2

    P.S. MLK day in 2018 was his actual birthday of January 15th.

    P.P.S. Random factoid. The AP Stylebook (no) and Chicago Manual of Style (yes) disagree on whether Presidents' Day should have an apostrophe.
    https://www.prdaily.com/presidents-day-should-there-be-an-apostrophe/

    , @anon
    @Jack D

    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    You're kidding, right? Because this question cannot be serious.

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D


    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?
     
    Why are you against it?
    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    You are attributing too much sense of leadership to these people. Even dimwitted GOPe flunkies would be conscious of the bad optics of replacing Columbus Day with BLM Day. Better to punt since few believe the country will last until the next Juneteenth anyway.

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Jack D

    It’s true that any new federal spending generally should be offset by a cut in the Leviathan elsewhere. And it’s true that there are at least several hundred billion dollars in war/occupation spending we can cut without affecting the safety or quality of life of 99% of Americans. Same for domestic federal bureaucratic spending.

    A country can be productive and advanced, yet actually have a majority of people who are happy and healthy people in part because they always have a good chunk of time off to rest, exercise, and care for their families.

    As for federal holidays contributing to the deficit, their cost is utterly inconsequential next to our massive military spending or our massive domestic spending.

    In fact, the cost of 3 additional federal holidays (one for every month that doesn’t have one — March, April, August) could very, very easily be covered by closing a handful of US military bases far from our shores. And the “productivity cost” of the new holidays should be offset in exactly that way.

    Rather than deny people existing federal holidays or resist new ones to “save money”, why not let them have it and cut some other government program or agency that is useless or even destructive for the American people?

    And rather than begrudge the extra day of relaxation and family time for the tens of millions of people who will get to take it — most government, school, and bank employees — why not ensure that most of the rest of the citizenry are actually allowed to take the day off as well?

    https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/projects/the-leisure-agenda/

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Colin Wright
    @Jack D

    'Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?'

    ? You wouldn't want to be accused of being racist, would you?

  32. Keeping an eye on the Chicago over the weekend murder stats, to see if there’s any effect.

    But I see it’s not just another one of those Monday Holiday Law things.
    Even the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior doesn’t get that level of respect.

    It’s more like 4th of July or Christmas.

  33. Look it up — The federal government didn’t even move this fast on Pearl Harbor Day.

  34. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Now we need a holiday for black women — Maya Angelou is the obvious choice but I like the sound of Ruby Dee Day

    • Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @Known Fact

    What about Beyonce day?

  35. @Altai
    Dorsey jumped the gun, it had only passed senate when he tweeted but he got heavily 'Umm ackschully'd' by his own new narrative police system.

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1404939160671211520

    Overall, it will be interesting to see if Juneteenth with it's attendant tradition of BBQs and block parties becomes a focal date for mass shootings like what we saw last year.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Marty T

    It’s going to be hard to distinguish any uptick today and tomorrow from the background noise of increased violence. For example, last night in Philly there were 11 shot and 3 killed, which nowadays is just par for the course.

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/dirt-bike-rider-shoots-and-kills-man-in-philadelphia-police-say/2852209/

    For the most part, these shootings are black on black and take place in the ‘hood so that they don’t register on white people except as items in the local news. Once in a while the brothers will decide to get real while they are downtown and hit a passing white person, but this is fairly rare.

    I was in Manhattan this week and took the temperature of the streets and things appeared pretty calm (although I was not out at 2AM when things often get funky). It’s still yuppie/tourist heaven. Then again my benchmark is the late ’80s when I lived in NY – in between then and now, thing got much better and now somewhat worse but still a lot better than that period. I saw a fair # of homeless on the streets and in the subway but they are usually (but not always) merely annoying rather than dangerous – just picking thru trash cans for food and begging and so on. The smell of cannabis is everywhere but cannabis tends to make people more mellow rather than more violent.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    For the most part, these shootings are black on black and take place in the ‘hood so that they don’t register on white people except as items in the local news. Once in a while the brothers will decide to get real while they are downtown and hit a passing white person, but this is fairly rare.
     
    Well, after a while these things have a way of expanding out from the 'hood, and the 'hood itself expands outward to envelop formerly lower middle class neighborhoods.

    A PPD responding to 500+ murders per annum (and the other gunplay that doesn't end in death) means fewer police resources to preempt muggings and carjackings and so forth.
  36. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    If I recall, Karl Rove was running around in the late 90s making hay out of the good sign-ups Houston GOP had at local Juneteenth events.

    In Texas, it does have a long history among freedman and blacks through the 20th century.

    But, its just a state holiday without much national meaning. The real day is Dec 6 when 13th amendment was ratified, freeing slaves in Delaware.

    I wonder why no one is talking about this?

    Delaware ratified 13th amendment in 1901.

  37. Anonymous[636] • Disclaimer says:

    I work in a Federal office building and no one had heard of this until yesterday afternoon. People literally googling Juneteenth 5 minutes before officially being given the day off.

    • Thanks: J.Ross
  38. This calls for a repost. I suggest everyone loop this tune in the background for the entire day.

  39. The reason is that Trump once scheduled a rally on June 19th and the press made a big deal about him doing this thing on purpose to show disdain for a holiday that no one outside Texas had ever heard of

  40. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Malcolm X is pretty much unpersoned these days. Presumably as a separatist he represents altogether the wrong sort of blackness.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Lurker

    I'm not up on the latest twists and turns of who is "in" and "out" among blacks. I'm sure they could find someone - Harriet Tubman's birthday. Kendi, Coates, Davis, Douglas - there's no shortage. Veteran's Day can become Tuskegee Airmen Day.

    They can make every day a paid holiday for all workers. No need to do any work while we are celebrating the fact that Black Lives Matter. We can start by declaring the period between Juneteenth and the 4th of July the Season of Liberation, which will be celebrated annually with illuminations from burning businesses and undocumented shopping. Businesses will be kept afloat by "forgivable loans" - in other words gifts from the Federal government. The government will just issue bonds to pay for it all. The Federal Reserve will buy the bonds - this is equivalent to lifting yourself into the air by pulling on your shoelaces. This won't trigger inflation, no not at all. It's true that everything that I buy suddenly costs a lot more money but there's no inflation - nothing to see here folks, move along.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

  41. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Ron Johnson suggested getting rid of Columbus Day last year but Tucker roasted him for it and that was shelved. And Johnson deserved it – suggesting to remove a day for a group that votes significantly Republican (Italian Americans) in favor of a day for a group that votes 90 percent Dem was really stupid.

    The solution is to vote out these spineless Republicans – all but 14 House members need to be primaried out of office. And cut the federal workforce anyway. Republicans need to represent the interests of their voters or they need to be out of office.

  42. It’s a precursor to reparations…..and more racial violence against White Folks….keep pushing the envelope of racial intimidation against White Folks. The US Military is completely onboard with this.

    The passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act+post-1965 Immigration Immigration Policy massively empowered the Democratic Power…..while you White Males were screaming in the stands in NFL Stadiums…Was it worth it?..It is not out of the question that sooner than you think, White Males are forced into chattel slavery-the Democratic Party’s wet-dream and endgame for Working Class White Males…..Don’t pretend that it’s not….

  43. @Altai
    Dorsey jumped the gun, it had only passed senate when he tweeted but he got heavily 'Umm ackschully'd' by his own new narrative police system.

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1404939160671211520

    Overall, it will be interesting to see if Juneteenth with it's attendant tradition of BBQs and block parties becomes a focal date for mass shootings like what we saw last year.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Marty T

    It’s a summer weekend so the violence was already baked in.

  44. Honest. I’m not making this up to try to get you fired. Congress and Biden just gave you Friday off for some obscure event in Texas history. It’s all part of the Great Letharginization that began in March 2020.

    I say:

    Great Letharginization is a good one and it brings to my mind the Gentle Collapsing that David Byrne was singing about in the song The Overload from Talking Heads.

    A lot of people bring up Joy Division when talking about The Overload but I don’t know what that means because I don’t know much about Joy Division.

    More internet fun says that Talking Heads was trying to emulate the sound of Joy Division but they had never really heard too much Joy Division so maybe those baby boomers in Talking Heads were trying to recreate the precise feeling of attempting to duplicate something that they had no reference to directly and they were attempting to produce a sound similar to what they thought Joy Division sounded like.

    Lyrics to The Overload:

    A terrible signal
    Too weak to even recognize
    A gentle collapsing
    The removal of the insides

    I’m touched by your pleas
    I value these moments
    We’re order than we realize
    …in someone’s eyes

    A frequent returning
    And leaving unnoticed
    A condition of mercy
    A change in the weather

    A view to remember
    The center is missing
    They question how the future lies
    …in someone’s eyes
    The gentle collapsing
    Of every surface
    We travel on the quiet road
    …the overload

    The Overload by Talking Heads

    • Thanks: Desiderius
  45. @Lurker
    @Jack D

    Malcolm X is pretty much unpersoned these days. Presumably as a separatist he represents altogether the wrong sort of blackness.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I’m not up on the latest twists and turns of who is “in” and “out” among blacks. I’m sure they could find someone – Harriet Tubman’s birthday. Kendi, Coates, Davis, Douglas – there’s no shortage. Veteran’s Day can become Tuskegee Airmen Day.

    They can make every day a paid holiday for all workers. No need to do any work while we are celebrating the fact that Black Lives Matter. We can start by declaring the period between Juneteenth and the 4th of July the Season of Liberation, which will be celebrated annually with illuminations from burning businesses and undocumented shopping. Businesses will be kept afloat by “forgivable loans” – in other words gifts from the Federal government. The government will just issue bonds to pay for it all. The Federal Reserve will buy the bonds – this is equivalent to lifting yourself into the air by pulling on your shoelaces. This won’t trigger inflation, no not at all. It’s true that everything that I buy suddenly costs a lot more money but there’s no inflation – nothing to see here folks, move along.

    • Agree: Old Prude, Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Jack D

    I’ve been suggesting this for years. The only way to save America is to scrub out all the holidays celebrating WASps and Scotch-Irish and replace them with black holidays. Hopefully the Fourth of July becomes illegal and the drones start dropping on those who celebrate it in lieu of Juneteenth. Thankfully Blessed Joe is on his way to saving America.

  46. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    GOP fell out of love with fiscal conservatism. The war on foreign terror, now domestic, is object of their unfettered devotion. It fills PACs and slush funds with money. Noble ideas like fiscal conservatism does not.

  47. the most devoted adherents to materialist political philosophies think

    This is the unsupported premise.

    Descartes was wrong. Ontology precedes epistemology. Dead brains do no thinking, nor those which do not manage to get themselves born.

    If you can’t produce and protect life bitchez really not be caring what you think. And whether they run HR or have the vote or not it’s still their hand that rocks the cradle and as importantly decides whose issue makes it there.

    It’s not those with low-T and plunging sperm counts. Even if that wasn’t your doing if you’re not doing something about it whatever else you’re doing (including the sickest hypeocrisy poasting evah) is much ado about nothing.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Nowadays, black fertility is not much higher than white (although the number of blacks is still increasing due to immigration and we haven't even begun to fully tap the potential immigration from the future billions who will want to better their lives by leaving Africa).

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be "their" country. History shows us that minorities often don't get treated well so if you have the choice between remaining a majority and becoming a minority you are much better off staying in the majority. When you become a minority in your own country, the new majority will tear down the statues of your heroes and take their faces off of the money and you will find it more difficult to get a job or deal with the government bureaucrats. It has been this way for thousands of years (and that's if you are lucky - if you are unlucky, the new majority will kill your men and take your women). But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anonymous

  48. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington’s Birthday?

    Christmas has of course already been re-named as “Holiday” and Easter as “Spring Break”.

    Labor Day appears to be the only holiday that is safe, at least until the Left finally announces that all work is white supremacy and labor is evil.

    • Replies: @Carbon blob
    @rebel yell

    Columbus Day most likely

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @rebel yell

    rebel, Ok, let's have 'Unemployment Day.'

    , @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @rebel yell


    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington’s Birthday?
     
    Too late for Washington’s Birthday, already subsumed into Presidents’ Day

    A emancipation is a pretty fair thing to celebrate. The problem is that Juneteenth, while culturally significant to many, has little cultural relevance to a vast majority. Immigrants outnumber ADOS . It makes the holiday seem niche and engineered. In a world in which Christmas is secularists because it isn’t universally inclusive, what happens when Juneteenth is secularists as the summer solstice holiday, coyotes as Christmas in June.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  49. Great Letharginization

    The Overload Strategy

    White Core Americans Born After 1965 Will Topple The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire And They Will Do It By Deploying The OVERLOAD STRATEGY of Mass Debt Repudiation and Global Financial Implosion.

    The Federal Reserve Bank is a GLOBAL ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE owned and controlled by evil money-grubbing plutocrat scumbags and these Federal Reserve Bank Ruling Class Criminal Scumbags are using mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration as weapons to attack and destroy the European Christian ancestral core of the USA.

    The baby boomers would have been financially liquidated with no chance of recovery if the Federal Reserve Bank had not bailed them out after the 2007-2008 global financial implosion. Their real estate holdings — residential and commercial, their stock and bond holdings and their pensions would have been vaporized. The decade-long monetary extremism exertions of the Fed has been for the benefit of the baby boomers.

    This point must be stressed over and over again in a political campaign. There is no baby boomer with any decency or honor who would say any different. This has been a globalized phenomenon where older voters are bribed to keep their mouths shut while the young are getting ready to heave the debt repudiation monkey wrench into the gears of the globalized central bank death spiral machine.

    OVERLOAD THE GLOBALIZED CENTRAL BANKS

    REPUDIATE PRIVATE AND SOVEREIGN DEBT

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW

    WHITE CORE AMERICA RISING

    WHITE IDENTITY POLITICS NOW

    FREE ALE ON FRIDAY

  50. @Jack D
    @Altai

    It's going to be hard to distinguish any uptick today and tomorrow from the background noise of increased violence. For example, last night in Philly there were 11 shot and 3 killed, which nowadays is just par for the course.

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/dirt-bike-rider-shoots-and-kills-man-in-philadelphia-police-say/2852209/

    For the most part, these shootings are black on black and take place in the 'hood so that they don't register on white people except as items in the local news. Once in a while the brothers will decide to get real while they are downtown and hit a passing white person, but this is fairly rare.

    I was in Manhattan this week and took the temperature of the streets and things appeared pretty calm (although I was not out at 2AM when things often get funky). It's still yuppie/tourist heaven. Then again my benchmark is the late '80s when I lived in NY - in between then and now, thing got much better and now somewhat worse but still a lot better than that period. I saw a fair # of homeless on the streets and in the subway but they are usually (but not always) merely annoying rather than dangerous - just picking thru trash cans for food and begging and so on. The smell of cannabis is everywhere but cannabis tends to make people more mellow rather than more violent.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    For the most part, these shootings are black on black and take place in the ‘hood so that they don’t register on white people except as items in the local news. Once in a while the brothers will decide to get real while they are downtown and hit a passing white person, but this is fairly rare.

    Well, after a while these things have a way of expanding out from the ‘hood, and the ‘hood itself expands outward to envelop formerly lower middle class neighborhoods.

    A PPD responding to 500+ murders per annum (and the other gunplay that doesn’t end in death) means fewer police resources to preempt muggings and carjackings and so forth.

  51. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/Maarblek/status/1405608335555149826?s=20

    the most devoted adherents to materialist political philosophies think
     
    This is the unsupported premise.

    Descartes was wrong. Ontology precedes epistemology. Dead brains do no thinking, nor those which do not manage to get themselves born.

    If you can’t produce and protect life bitchez really not be caring what you think. And whether they run HR or have the vote or not it’s still their hand that rocks the cradle and as importantly decides whose issue makes it there.

    It’s not those with low-T and plunging sperm counts. Even if that wasn’t your doing if you’re not doing something about it whatever else you’re doing (including the sickest hypeocrisy poasting evah) is much ado about nothing.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Nowadays, black fertility is not much higher than white (although the number of blacks is still increasing due to immigration and we haven’t even begun to fully tap the potential immigration from the future billions who will want to better their lives by leaving Africa).

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be “their” country. History shows us that minorities often don’t get treated well so if you have the choice between remaining a majority and becoming a minority you are much better off staying in the majority. When you become a minority in your own country, the new majority will tear down the statues of your heroes and take their faces off of the money and you will find it more difficult to get a job or deal with the government bureaucrats. It has been this way for thousands of years (and that’s if you are lucky – if you are unlucky, the new majority will kill your men and take your women). But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    Our elected representatives are so hellbent on electing a new people because those who vote for them want them to, specifically a new people with a healthy t-level and sperm count. We could cut out the middle man by solving those problems ourselves and should. Indeed anything else we do until we do that is a waste of time.

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D


    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be “their” country.
     
    Why do you put “their” inside quotation marks? Is it not their country?

    But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.
     
    Is this true? Assuming it is, what is its relevance to your comment? I am not clear on how it fits in.
  52. Cheer up, people!

    I found the list of Mr. Biden’s 16 items of Critical Infrastructure for which Mr. Putin agreed to provide cyber security.

    1. Day care centers

    2. Corporate data centers keeping track of racial equity

    3. University data centers keeping track of racial equity

    4. Facebook

    5. Twitter

    6. Laura Sanchez

    7. The Climate Conservation Corps

    8. Dominion (to prevent them from being hacked by ultra-right groups)

    9. The FBI Task Force investigating the Jan 6 Insurrection

    10. Passenger trains operating faster than 150 MPH (if we ever get any)

    11. Those electric car charging parking spots at Kroger

    12. The delivery service stocking Nancy Pelosi’s freezer with ice cream

    13. The files on Andrew Cuomo’s smart phone

    14. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

    15. CNN

    16. The Green Bay Packers front office in charge of recruiting replacement quarterbacks.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Inquiring Mind

    I am still amazed that he did that, and the things Biden and son have done should have prepared me.

  53. Today is officially, “Take a person of color to work today.”

  54. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Nowadays, black fertility is not much higher than white (although the number of blacks is still increasing due to immigration and we haven't even begun to fully tap the potential immigration from the future billions who will want to better their lives by leaving Africa).

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be "their" country. History shows us that minorities often don't get treated well so if you have the choice between remaining a majority and becoming a minority you are much better off staying in the majority. When you become a minority in your own country, the new majority will tear down the statues of your heroes and take their faces off of the money and you will find it more difficult to get a job or deal with the government bureaucrats. It has been this way for thousands of years (and that's if you are lucky - if you are unlucky, the new majority will kill your men and take your women). But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anonymous

    Our elected representatives are so hellbent on electing a new people because those who vote for them want them to, specifically a new people with a healthy t-level and sperm count. We could cut out the middle man by solving those problems ourselves and should. Indeed anything else we do until we do that is a waste of time.

  55. res says:
    @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Later we can get rid of Washington’s Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    I thought we already did that except with MLK.

    Regarding George Washington’s birthday (emphasis mine).
    https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/facts/the-truth-about-presidents-day

    On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the “Uniform Monday Holiday Act”. This law was to provide uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays. The act was also created to provide federal employees with more three-day weekends. Under this new law, Washington’s birthday would be celebrated on the third Monday of February, partially losing the value and identity of the importance of his birthday. Washington’s birthday has not been celebrated on the actual day of his birth since the law took effect in 1971.

    Note that this year Presidents’ Day (officially still Washington’s birthday) was Monday, February 15th when obviously George Washington’s birthday was also a Monday, February 22nd. Here is a schedule showing the dates for 2017-2029 and the pattern of February 15-21 (i.e. third Monday as in excerpt above).

    Presumably the choice of the third rather than fourth Monday of February (which would actually fall on Washington’s birthday sometimes) was because Lincoln’s birthday was February 12th and that places the holiday between the two birthdays.
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Presidents-Day
    https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/how-abraham-lincoln-lost-his-birthday-holiday-2

    P.S. MLK day in 2018 was his actual birthday of January 15th.

    P.P.S. Random factoid. The AP Stylebook (no) and Chicago Manual of Style (yes) disagree on whether Presidents’ Day should have an apostrophe.
    https://www.prdaily.com/presidents-day-should-there-be-an-apostrophe/

  56. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    You’re kidding, right? Because this question cannot be serious.

  57. This story accompanied the original announcement yesterday————

    From USA Today–

    Who are the 14 House Republicans who voted against a Juneteenth holiday? And why?

    Heretics and Unbelievers. Your votes shall be noted. We are embarking on our own Great Leap Forward, with similar goals, though perhaps not as many messy deaths.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/14-republicans-voted-against-juneteenth-005629091.html

  58. I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the “oriental massage parlor” may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don’t do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!

    Am I too cynical?

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
    @Paleo Liberal

    Slavery on the basis of condition of birth vs slavery on the basis of one's decision to commit a crime, yeah, pretty big difference there.

    As to the massage parlor thing, better to ban adultery and then enforce the law. That way when someone's husband goes down to the bordello, you can punish him for a crime involving an actual victim.

    , @nebulafox
    @Paleo Liberal

    >Am I too cynical?

    Yes and no. People want nice, tidy narratives to history, and holidays reflect that. I'm basically in a similar position in not really caring one way or the other about the holiday itself. If black people want to celebrate Juneteenth, that's their affair, and if it is a federal holiday now, good for them.

    What I'm leery of is the political context in which this is taking place. In an era where elites are openly pushing for teaching children that they are innately evil because of their race and progressive talking heads openly engage in Civil War 2.0 fantasies, then the notion that this is truly about racial healing is a no sell for me in a way it wouldn't have been 10 years ago. And it isn't. Fewer and fewer leftists are bothering to hide that.

    Replies: @tyrone, @J.Ross

    , @Tex
    @Paleo Liberal


    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment.
     
    Prison is the involuntary deprivation of liberty, thus it is a form of slavery. NOTE: that's not chattel slavery, which implies ownership, convicts are not owned by the state, they are deprived of liberty.

    Convicts do a lot of work from the old chestnuts of making license plates and rock breaking to more modern forms of light industry.

    Based on the theory of rights, as one deprives another of his rights (property, liberty, or life), so the offender may be deprived of his rights, which seems pretty logical in a minimalist, libertarian way. In the real world, YMMV.
    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Paleo Liberal

    End the slavery imposed by the income tax. Repeal #16!

    For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft).

    AFDCs, EBTs, etc. should also get the day off with pay. Their mandatory retirement age should be set at ~65. They should then receive maximum FICA and go on Medicare.

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Paleo Liberal


    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
     
    Then there's Memorial Day, the day to honor the victims of that form of state-sanctioned slavery called "The Draft".
    , @Drunkbobby
    @Paleo Liberal

    You left out the slavery mandated by family courts that sentences men to provide for women who simply weren't happy. In most states, including Texas, men who were never married can even be held liable for support of children who aren't theirs and jailed for noncompliance if the mother lists them as the father on the birth certificate.

    Replies: @Anon

  59. If I remember right George Washington’s birthday used to be a heavily advertised retail sales day. Automobile dealers especially, would splash out for entire one and two page advertisements in newspapers for his birthday. All gone of course with MLK day, which was cowardly a sop to our perpetually perturbed 13%. That just just got a more ridiculous sop with JuneFreakin’Teenth day. Which my opinion, might turn into a big day for BBQ joints as years progress. With ribs specials to promote more diabetes and obesity in the “community”.

    For me, MLK and Juneteenth are Federalized Gibbs Days to not pay any mind to.
    Arizona and New Hampshire were the last holdouts on instituting MLK Day statewide. Arizona was roundly criticized and iirc the NFL was going to take away their upcoming Super Bowl hosting if they did not cave. They had a conservative Republican governor who resisted as long as he could.

    How MLK Day Changed the Super Bowl
    The United States observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time in 1986. Although the holiday was not observed in every state, Gov. Bruce Babbitt declared it an Arizona holiday through an executive order. This made Arizona one of the first 27 states to observe the holiday to honor King.

    When Gov. Evan Mecham was elected a year later, the holiday was abolished. Mecham thought the holiday was created illegally because it was through an executive order, not a bill in the state legislature. Although the holiday officially passed in the state legislature in 1989, there was still controversy surrounding it in Arizona, and a ballot initiative was created for residents to vote on.

    In the midst of the controversy, the NFL was deciding which city would host Super Bowl XXVII. Arizona received the Cardinals football team from Missouri in 1988, so the NFL was looking at Sun Devil Stadium as a possibility.

    The NFL hesitated to award the Super Bowl to Arizona because of the issues surrounding King’s holiday. State leaders convinced the NFL owners that the issues would be resolved, and Arizona was awarded the Super Bowl with one stipulation: If anything was done to dishonor King, the committee would move the Super Bowl elsewhere.

    In 1990, opponents to the national holiday succeeded and the ballot initiative was rejected by Arizona voters. Many NFL players took notice.

    The NFL selection committee rescinded Super Bowl XXVII and awarded it to Pasadena, Calif., costing Arizona potentially $350 million in business revenue.

    Finally, in 1993, Arizona became the first state to make MLK Day an official holiday by popular vote. After the holiday was passed, the NFL awarded Arizona with Super Bowl XXX, which took place in 1996.

    —Lindsay Nadrich

  60. @Redneck farmer
    When will Federal employees get 1/3 of the year off, like some medieval peasants and townspeople did? While having the benefits and status of the Clergy?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Chris Mallory, @Truth

    The average Federal employee gets 11 federal holidays (counting June 18), 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. Add in 104 weekend days and the average Federal employee has 148 non working days per year. That is 40% of the year. So they have the peasants beat.

    • Replies: @TheJester
    @Chris Mallory

    Once upon a time I was assigned to the Pentagon. There was a civil servant at the end of the hall. The story was that no one knew what did ... but they were sure he did it well.

    Then, he retired; he just walked out the door. The rest of the story: the people assigned to clean up his mess said that he apparently did nothing the last year in the office. The office had stacks of photos from the Internet of condos in the Caribbean; it appeared he had spent his last year planning his retirement. Next to the stacked photos of condos were stacks of porn photos apparently accessed and printed on a government computer and printer. The horror of it all!

    I retired from the military. I eventually landed a job as director of marketing for a state government in "flyover" country. There was a civil servant in a cube at the end of the row. The story was that no one knew what he did ... but they were sure he did it well. Besides, his father was a "big deal" in the state's preeminent newspaper ... "Leave him alone!"

    I left the state government a year later. The guy theoretically worked for me, but I never did learn what he did.

    I since have learned about the "sinecures" at Permex in Mexico and the school system in Puerto Rico ... being paid for little or no work that, in some cases, can be inherited by family members. My suspicion is that this is also occurring and is more widespread than we realize in a broad brush of civil servants in the United States.

    But perhaps this new emphasis on "equity" instead of "equality of opportunity" will help us achieve our goal as a country ... and that is to hasten our debauchery as we race to the bottom to more quickly achieve the Third World status we so desperately crave.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Chris Mallory

    Yep it’s just federal employees and peasants … Sounds right if we ignore the millions of people who work in a college, school, or bank, the millions of people working in state, county, and local government, or the millions of people who work for larger companies. They’ll almost all have the day off, too. And good for them.

    If your objection is that people working that day should receive mandatory holiday pay, I’d agree.

    I see no problem with ensuring people one national holiday each month. Nor do I see a problem with a holiday commemorating the end of slavery (despite the odd focus on Texas slaves).

    But what we should also be seeing are new holidays honoring our European and Christian civilization: keep Columbus Day for sure, add Good Friday, and create holidays for our biggest White ethnies: German and Irish Heritage Days.

  61. @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    Slavery on the basis of condition of birth vs slavery on the basis of one’s decision to commit a crime, yeah, pretty big difference there.

    As to the massage parlor thing, better to ban adultery and then enforce the law. That way when someone’s husband goes down to the bordello, you can punish him for a crime involving an actual victim.

  62. Yesterday, Thursday, at 4:30 p.m. I called my California trash company to ask if they would be making my regular weekly Friday pickup. The question-answerer knew it would be a national holiday, but had no idea. It was as if I had asked her to answer a fiendishly complicated question. Like a lawyer, she would find out. (Or, Dr. Fauci — “stay tuned.”) She put me on hold. Five minutes later she returned with the answer (regular service.).

    • Replies: @Deckin
    @SafeNow

    My US Mail was delivered right on time on this, newest, of national holidays. No time to work it out?

  63. I’ll be the outlier here: I think a Juneteenth national holiday is a good–or at least reasonable idea.

    I’ll grant the obscurity aspect. I took an internship at Johnson Space Center after graduation. My mentor there–a senior engineer–was a 40-something black guy, good guy. (A legit version of the kind of family man blacks that used to be in commercials … before the minoritarians got bold enough to really rub white gentiles nose in it with black men and blond women in every commercial.) I was there all of a couple/three weeks and the guy told me “won’t be in Monday it’s Juneteenth”. As a midwesterner i’d never heard of it, so he explained the background. Blacks in Texas all celebrate with big barbeques with family/friends. (I guess Steve got the heck out of Houston and went home to SoCal for summer vacation–wise man.)

    But it seems that Texas blacks sort of won the marketing battle and Juneteenth has become a general black “end of slavery” bbq holiday.

    Slavery–though ubiquitous in human history since the neolithic–is a terrible practice. (Along with serfdom, colonialism, empire, war … something good to see the back of.) Blacks are part of America and are entitled to a holiday to celebrate it’s end. It’s a much more legit American holiday than Columbus day (Italians are less numerous and don’t really have much to do with the development of American history) or the stupid MLK day. Who the hell wants a Monday off in January? Wouldn’t you rather have a nice bbq holiday in June?

    I have my opinions about blacks net contribution to America. (Negative.) But unless you’ve got a plan to say cut loose SC, GA, AL, MS and pack ’em all in there or get them all to hop on planes back to Africa, this sort of thing is reasonable for building a nation. (You’ll note the modern Irish flag has an orange bar. That’s good sense. You don’t have to love everyone, you just have to be able to get along.)

    Whites should fight back to kill off all the minoritarian ant-white stuff. And go back to majoritarianism and the enforcement of civilized white norms–at least anywhere whites are–including putting black criminals in jail, expelling misbehaving blacks from school, making blacks “turn that shit down”, etc. But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense. (Send black cops out to arrest the more “exuberant” celebrators and collect the bodies.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    Straw-manning. I don't recall anyone asking for Juneteenth, or Earth Day or Festivus, to be proscribed, much less raided by Globohomo compliance centurions, which no one would want precisely because nobody not black understands what it is (by the way: this last bit is an especially not good argument for picking fed holidays).

    According to your logic it's in the public interest to close down on Dia de los muertos, the Hungry Ghosts Festival, and Nowruz (lunar calendar-- that'll be a fun one) since they are all wholesome and family friendly. I'd be surprised if Karl Rove hasn't already suggested this.

    How could this stunt possibly constitute the solution and end of anything, rather than a raise in the multi-cult poker tournament? And of course Columbus Day is a crock too and Italians didn't need more days off. Christmas wasn't even taken off, when not falling on a Sunday, before Germans infested this country.

    , @Wilkey
    @AnotherDad


    But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense.
     
    A reasonable statement, except that they already have such a holiday - Martin Luther King Day. “We” won’t be getting the new holiday off. Mostly only government workers and a few people in a handful of other industries will be so lucky. Plus, Juneteenth lands smack dab between Memorial Day and Independence Day, which makes it totally redundant.

    The law creating Monday holidays should be eliminated, or at least modified. Four years out of seven a holiday will naturally create a three day weekend, anyway. Either because it falls on Friday or Monday, or because it will be observed on one of those days in place of the Saturday or Sunday it lands on. Just move it on the other three weekdays, if you really must. Moving the day around almost every year trivializes the day you’re supposed to be honoring.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Spartan
    @AnotherDad

    It's a mistake, a very white one, to take this crap at face value and try to 'be reasonable' about it. Everything about Juneteenth, from its stupid black nonsense name to the way it came out of nowhere to become a Federal holiday with a heaping helping of "we've always been at war with Eastasia," and especially the struggle sessions my company scheduled to help celebrate it, are reminders that its purpose is the sanctification of blacks and the continued humiliation of heritage Americans. It's one more occasion to talk about "how much further we have to go."

    The Zman has written about how, for our ruling class and the left, slavery is becoming psychologically closer as it recedes chronologically. It's not a good sign and we shouldn't be looking for ways to accommodate it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @AndrewR

    , @S. Anonyia
    @AnotherDad

    I don't care that we have another federal holiday. But they shouldn't have called it "Juneteenth National day of Independence." Pretty sneaky language there, somewhat establishing a parallel national narrative/mythos. That probably won't be obvious for a few years, however. "Commemoration" or "Emancipation" would have been more appropriate terminology.

    Also pretty silly to argue Columbus isn't relevant to American history. Anyone who isn't Amerindian is here because of him, for better or worse. As for "Italians not contributing to the development of America".....hmm. Interesting we are all "Americans" if that is indeed the case. Guess that name simply materialized out of thin air.

    Semantics matter.

  64. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    Why are you against it?

  65. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Nowadays, black fertility is not much higher than white (although the number of blacks is still increasing due to immigration and we haven't even begun to fully tap the potential immigration from the future billions who will want to better their lives by leaving Africa).

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be "their" country. History shows us that minorities often don't get treated well so if you have the choice between remaining a majority and becoming a minority you are much better off staying in the majority. When you become a minority in your own country, the new majority will tear down the statues of your heroes and take their faces off of the money and you will find it more difficult to get a job or deal with the government bureaucrats. It has been this way for thousands of years (and that's if you are lucky - if you are unlucky, the new majority will kill your men and take your women). But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anonymous

    However, white people sure have done a number on themselves by turning themselves into a minority in what used to be “their” country.

    Why do you put “their” inside quotation marks? Is it not their country?

    But people act for individual reasons and not collective ones.

    Is this true? Assuming it is, what is its relevance to your comment? I am not clear on how it fits in.

  66. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    You are attributing too much sense of leadership to these people. Even dimwitted GOPe flunkies would be conscious of the bad optics of replacing Columbus Day with BLM Day. Better to punt since few believe the country will last until the next Juneteenth anyway.

  67. My wife got told she had the day off on the phone after work. Her employer follows all federal holidays.

  68. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    I'll be the outlier here: I think a Juneteenth national holiday is a good--or at least reasonable idea.

    I'll grant the obscurity aspect. I took an internship at Johnson Space Center after graduation. My mentor there--a senior engineer--was a 40-something black guy, good guy. (A legit version of the kind of family man blacks that used to be in commercials ... before the minoritarians got bold enough to really rub white gentiles nose in it with black men and blond women in every commercial.) I was there all of a couple/three weeks and the guy told me "won't be in Monday it's Juneteenth". As a midwesterner i'd never heard of it, so he explained the background. Blacks in Texas all celebrate with big barbeques with family/friends. (I guess Steve got the heck out of Houston and went home to SoCal for summer vacation--wise man.)

    But it seems that Texas blacks sort of won the marketing battle and Juneteenth has become a general black "end of slavery" bbq holiday.

    Slavery--though ubiquitous in human history since the neolithic--is a terrible practice. (Along with serfdom, colonialism, empire, war ... something good to see the back of.) Blacks are part of America and are entitled to a holiday to celebrate it's end. It's a much more legit American holiday than Columbus day (Italians are less numerous and don't really have much to do with the development of American history) or the stupid MLK day. Who the hell wants a Monday off in January? Wouldn't you rather have a nice bbq holiday in June?

    I have my opinions about blacks net contribution to America. (Negative.) But unless you've got a plan to say cut loose SC, GA, AL, MS and pack 'em all in there or get them all to hop on planes back to Africa, this sort of thing is reasonable for building a nation. (You'll note the modern Irish flag has an orange bar. That's good sense. You don't have to love everyone, you just have to be able to get along.)

    Whites should fight back to kill off all the minoritarian ant-white stuff. And go back to majoritarianism and the enforcement of civilized white norms--at least anywhere whites are--including putting black criminals in jail, expelling misbehaving blacks from school, making blacks "turn that shit down", etc. But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense. (Send black cops out to arrest the more "exuberant" celebrators and collect the bodies.)

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Wilkey, @Spartan, @S. Anonyia

    Straw-manning. I don’t recall anyone asking for Juneteenth, or Earth Day or Festivus, to be proscribed, much less raided by Globohomo compliance centurions, which no one would want precisely because nobody not black understands what it is (by the way: this last bit is an especially not good argument for picking fed holidays).

    According to your logic it’s in the public interest to close down on Dia de los muertos, the Hungry Ghosts Festival, and Nowruz (lunar calendar– that’ll be a fun one) since they are all wholesome and family friendly. I’d be surprised if Karl Rove hasn’t already suggested this.

    How could this stunt possibly constitute the solution and end of anything, rather than a raise in the multi-cult poker tournament? And of course Columbus Day is a crock too and Italians didn’t need more days off. Christmas wasn’t even taken off, when not falling on a Sunday, before Germans infested this country.

  69. How many Whites had even heard of Juneteenth before last year? You might have read about it in some obscure webzine, but that’s about it. Now – Bam! – paid federal holiday. Of course, government employees are a big Democratic Party constituency.

  70. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, in honor of the new holiday, Asians are beginning to successfully defeat racist attacks by evil, mindless bigots:

    • LOL: bruce county
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Didn't anyone teach these gooks that boys are not supposed to hit girls? We are importing alien mores and practices!

    , @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    The non-White alliance that liberals imagined is really working out.

  71. OT (actually, not really) – Narrative Shift: Remember all that talk about Whites becoming a minority? Disregard that. Translation: you Whites were taking it too seriously and getting scared, so forget we said it. Go back to sleep. From regime-media mouthpiece, The Atlantic:

    The Myth of a Majority-Minority America

    The narrative that nonwhite people will soon outnumber white people is not only divisive, but also false.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/myth-majority-minority-america/619190/

  72. Maybe Juneteenth is a good idea. An interlocutor points out the text of the original proclamation:

    ‘The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.’

    So blacks are to remain quiet and to work. No being supported in idleness today.

  73. Just you wait and see. No authentic black slave woman has a Federal goof off day. The hideous Harriet Tubman will get her consecrated Federal holy day when she replaces Alexander Hamilton on the Ten Dollar bill. This is why Donald Trump was a great Prez. He canceled that BS. With Biden/Harris it is back on the front burner.

    While my bold and the beautiful new program is taking all present faces, dead President slave owners etc. off our green fiat currency. To replace them with faces of white super-models on one side. With them full figure bikini, naked or topless on the other. This will surely extend the reign of the United States Dollah as the world’s premier reserve currency. Our innovative super-model currency will become very popular to use/circulate in Africa, Chechnya, Outer Mongolia and Lapland.

  74. do most federal employees ever actually put in a full day’s work in the first place?

    maybe FBI agents when they are trying to arrest or entrap Republican voters.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  75. Did I miss something? Was there a debate about this? Was it a campaign promise? Was anyone talking about this two weeks ago? It just happened. When June began 18 days ago, we were bombarded with an entirely different message.

    The local news people in the Bay Area don’t even know what Juneteenth is (as they have made painfully obvious this week). This all happened so fast they haven’t had time to Google it.

  76. I find this latest manifestation of the negrolatry of the USA’s ruling class, whether feigned or a true symptom of psychopathology, both appalling and frightening. I have come up with several possible explanations for this latest insane buffoonery:

    (1) Our ruling class has conceived this as part of what they imagine is a clever ploy to diminish the dysfunctional impact of Negros on the country by reducing their numbers. Sops like this to the USA’s dysfunctional Negro population will fuel that dysfunction to an extent that will ultimately crash Negro population growth and reduce the overall impact of Negro dysfunction to manageable levels. (This is the kindest and least frightening explanation that I could imagine. I don’t think a policy like this would actually work as intended.)

    (2) Our ruling class is made up of cowardly poltroons who are terrified of Negro mob violence and will adopt any foolish policy which they imagine might forestall or at least diminish such violence.

    (3) This is just further virtual signalling on the part of a ruling class which has become as dysfunctional as the Negro portion of its subjects.

    (4) This is just one more instance of the ruling class’s war on Whites.

    • Replies: @Redmen
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    I'm going with a combination of (3) and (4). Half (or more) of the white population supporting the negrolatry has become dysfunctional and pathologically insane. Just look at the TDS that has afflicted so many and caused so much irrational behavior.

    There's also a growing portion of whites who want a real revolution now, along the lines of the French Revolution but explicitly based on race.

  77. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    It’s true that any new federal spending generally should be offset by a cut in the Leviathan elsewhere. And it’s true that there are at least several hundred billion dollars in war/occupation spending we can cut without affecting the safety or quality of life of 99% of Americans. Same for domestic federal bureaucratic spending.

    A country can be productive and advanced, yet actually have a majority of people who are happy and healthy people in part because they always have a good chunk of time off to rest, exercise, and care for their families.

    As for federal holidays contributing to the deficit, their cost is utterly inconsequential next to our massive military spending or our massive domestic spending.

    In fact, the cost of 3 additional federal holidays (one for every month that doesn’t have one — March, April, August) could very, very easily be covered by closing a handful of US military bases far from our shores. And the “productivity cost” of the new holidays should be offset in exactly that way.

    Rather than deny people existing federal holidays or resist new ones to “save money”, why not let them have it and cut some other government program or agency that is useless or even destructive for the American people?

    And rather than begrudge the extra day of relaxation and family time for the tens of millions of people who will get to take it — most government, school, and bank employees — why not ensure that most of the rest of the citizenry are actually allowed to take the day off as well?

    https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/projects/the-leisure-agenda/

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @RadicalCenter

    ext to our massive military spending

    The ratio of military spending to domestic product is near an 80-year low.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  78. @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    >Am I too cynical?

    Yes and no. People want nice, tidy narratives to history, and holidays reflect that. I’m basically in a similar position in not really caring one way or the other about the holiday itself. If black people want to celebrate Juneteenth, that’s their affair, and if it is a federal holiday now, good for them.

    What I’m leery of is the political context in which this is taking place. In an era where elites are openly pushing for teaching children that they are innately evil because of their race and progressive talking heads openly engage in Civil War 2.0 fantasies, then the notion that this is truly about racial healing is a no sell for me in a way it wouldn’t have been 10 years ago. And it isn’t. Fewer and fewer leftists are bothering to hide that.

    • Agree: Redmen
    • Replies: @tyrone
    @nebulafox

    "Civil War 2.0 fantasies"..........fantasy?......while we think they are destroying the military what they really doing is preparing a force to go after fellow Americans......China ,Russia not so much.

    , @J.Ross
    @nebulafox

    Think of it this way. You dent a guy's car. As part of compensation you buy his family dinner. Even if the guy never mentions the foundation of the feast, that dinner is a reminder that you dented his car.
    Now imagine that the guy is a boorish harborer of grudes and rememberer of the sins of others. He will be sure to enjoy explaining your terrible driving all through the dinner.
    Now imagine the dinner is annual.
    Now imagine you didn't dent his car, but have to pay for the dinner and wait on the table.
    If blacks want a holiday they should have one. They should not have been allowed to reopen largely fictitious scabs, especially not in a time of unpoliced violence and unprecedented Rwandan radio race agitation.

  79. What the hell is Juneteenth? I really have no idea, and I’m too lazy to google now.

    Federal workers probably do less harm staying at home than “working”, so for me it’s fine, but it was better if they weren’t paid (with our taxes).

  80. @AnotherDad
    I'll be the outlier here: I think a Juneteenth national holiday is a good--or at least reasonable idea.

    I'll grant the obscurity aspect. I took an internship at Johnson Space Center after graduation. My mentor there--a senior engineer--was a 40-something black guy, good guy. (A legit version of the kind of family man blacks that used to be in commercials ... before the minoritarians got bold enough to really rub white gentiles nose in it with black men and blond women in every commercial.) I was there all of a couple/three weeks and the guy told me "won't be in Monday it's Juneteenth". As a midwesterner i'd never heard of it, so he explained the background. Blacks in Texas all celebrate with big barbeques with family/friends. (I guess Steve got the heck out of Houston and went home to SoCal for summer vacation--wise man.)

    But it seems that Texas blacks sort of won the marketing battle and Juneteenth has become a general black "end of slavery" bbq holiday.

    Slavery--though ubiquitous in human history since the neolithic--is a terrible practice. (Along with serfdom, colonialism, empire, war ... something good to see the back of.) Blacks are part of America and are entitled to a holiday to celebrate it's end. It's a much more legit American holiday than Columbus day (Italians are less numerous and don't really have much to do with the development of American history) or the stupid MLK day. Who the hell wants a Monday off in January? Wouldn't you rather have a nice bbq holiday in June?

    I have my opinions about blacks net contribution to America. (Negative.) But unless you've got a plan to say cut loose SC, GA, AL, MS and pack 'em all in there or get them all to hop on planes back to Africa, this sort of thing is reasonable for building a nation. (You'll note the modern Irish flag has an orange bar. That's good sense. You don't have to love everyone, you just have to be able to get along.)

    Whites should fight back to kill off all the minoritarian ant-white stuff. And go back to majoritarianism and the enforcement of civilized white norms--at least anywhere whites are--including putting black criminals in jail, expelling misbehaving blacks from school, making blacks "turn that shit down", etc. But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense. (Send black cops out to arrest the more "exuberant" celebrators and collect the bodies.)

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Wilkey, @Spartan, @S. Anonyia

    But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense.

    A reasonable statement, except that they already have such a holiday – Martin Luther King Day. “We” won’t be getting the new holiday off. Mostly only government workers and a few people in a handful of other industries will be so lucky. Plus, Juneteenth lands smack dab between Memorial Day and Independence Day, which makes it totally redundant.

    The law creating Monday holidays should be eliminated, or at least modified. Four years out of seven a holiday will naturally create a three day weekend, anyway. Either because it falls on Friday or Monday, or because it will be observed on one of those days in place of the Saturday or Sunday it lands on. Just move it on the other three weekdays, if you really must. Moving the day around almost every year trivializes the day you’re supposed to be honoring.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Wilkey

    Commemorating the end of slavery is a lot more legitimate than commemorating that vile creature Martin Looter Kang Jr. Republicans should have insisted on abolishing MLK Day in order to establish Juneteenth, but the GOP is full of cucks who worship a man who never believed the "content of their character" speech that white cucks eat up to this day.

    Here's his daughter showing her character by accusing all whites of murdering her das.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1299340664409395202

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Wilkey

  81. Tex says:
    @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment.

    Prison is the involuntary deprivation of liberty, thus it is a form of slavery. NOTE: that’s not chattel slavery, which implies ownership, convicts are not owned by the state, they are deprived of liberty.

    Convicts do a lot of work from the old chestnuts of making license plates and rock breaking to more modern forms of light industry.

    Based on the theory of rights, as one deprives another of his rights (property, liberty, or life), so the offender may be deprived of his rights, which seems pretty logical in a minimalist, libertarian way. In the real world, YMMV.

  82. Negromancy: Raising Blacks from the dead to get free holidays.

    • LOL: Mike Tre
  83. @AnotherDad
    I'll be the outlier here: I think a Juneteenth national holiday is a good--or at least reasonable idea.

    I'll grant the obscurity aspect. I took an internship at Johnson Space Center after graduation. My mentor there--a senior engineer--was a 40-something black guy, good guy. (A legit version of the kind of family man blacks that used to be in commercials ... before the minoritarians got bold enough to really rub white gentiles nose in it with black men and blond women in every commercial.) I was there all of a couple/three weeks and the guy told me "won't be in Monday it's Juneteenth". As a midwesterner i'd never heard of it, so he explained the background. Blacks in Texas all celebrate with big barbeques with family/friends. (I guess Steve got the heck out of Houston and went home to SoCal for summer vacation--wise man.)

    But it seems that Texas blacks sort of won the marketing battle and Juneteenth has become a general black "end of slavery" bbq holiday.

    Slavery--though ubiquitous in human history since the neolithic--is a terrible practice. (Along with serfdom, colonialism, empire, war ... something good to see the back of.) Blacks are part of America and are entitled to a holiday to celebrate it's end. It's a much more legit American holiday than Columbus day (Italians are less numerous and don't really have much to do with the development of American history) or the stupid MLK day. Who the hell wants a Monday off in January? Wouldn't you rather have a nice bbq holiday in June?

    I have my opinions about blacks net contribution to America. (Negative.) But unless you've got a plan to say cut loose SC, GA, AL, MS and pack 'em all in there or get them all to hop on planes back to Africa, this sort of thing is reasonable for building a nation. (You'll note the modern Irish flag has an orange bar. That's good sense. You don't have to love everyone, you just have to be able to get along.)

    Whites should fight back to kill off all the minoritarian ant-white stuff. And go back to majoritarianism and the enforcement of civilized white norms--at least anywhere whites are--including putting black criminals in jail, expelling misbehaving blacks from school, making blacks "turn that shit down", etc. But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense. (Send black cops out to arrest the more "exuberant" celebrators and collect the bodies.)

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Wilkey, @Spartan, @S. Anonyia

    It’s a mistake, a very white one, to take this crap at face value and try to ‘be reasonable’ about it. Everything about Juneteenth, from its stupid black nonsense name to the way it came out of nowhere to become a Federal holiday with a heaping helping of “we’ve always been at war with Eastasia,” and especially the struggle sessions my company scheduled to help celebrate it, are reminders that its purpose is the sanctification of blacks and the continued humiliation of heritage Americans. It’s one more occasion to talk about “how much further we have to go.”

    The Zman has written about how, for our ruling class and the left, slavery is becoming psychologically closer as it recedes chronologically. It’s not a good sign and we shouldn’t be looking for ways to accommodate it.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Spartan

    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, a majority of people can be convinced of pretty much ANYTHING nowadays.

    That's the beauty of liberal democracy.

    Unrestrained money + "government".

    Sky's the limit...lol

    , @AndrewR
    @Spartan

    I would have insisted we abolish (((MLK Day))) in exchange for voting yes on this. Republicans will be endorsing moderate CRT once the Democrats come out with more open calls for genocide.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

  84. I really don’t think that our leaders understood what they voted for.

    It might be like Prohibition, in that many people were astonished when they found out they couldn’t even drink beer or wine or hard cider. Just wait until they find out what Juneteenth is really about.

  85. Israel is our greatest ally.

  86. @Inquiring Mind
    Cheer up, people!

    I found the list of Mr. Biden's 16 items of Critical Infrastructure for which Mr. Putin agreed to provide cyber security.

    1. Day care centers

    2. Corporate data centers keeping track of racial equity

    3. University data centers keeping track of racial equity

    4. Facebook

    5. Twitter

    6. Laura Sanchez

    7. The Climate Conservation Corps

    8. Dominion (to prevent them from being hacked by ultra-right groups)

    9. The FBI Task Force investigating the Jan 6 Insurrection

    10. Passenger trains operating faster than 150 MPH (if we ever get any)

    11. Those electric car charging parking spots at Kroger

    12. The delivery service stocking Nancy Pelosi's freezer with ice cream

    13. The files on Andrew Cuomo's smart phone

    14. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

    15. CNN

    16. The Green Bay Packers front office in charge of recruiting replacement quarterbacks.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I am still amazed that he did that, and the things Biden and son have done should have prepared me.

  87. @Sick of Orcs
    Federal "workers" now get 44 fking paid days off per year. Nice "work" if you can get it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @Hapalong Cassidy, @dvorak, @BenKenobi

    “Federal workers”

    “Straight-talking politician”

    “Jumbo shrimp”

    “Military intelligence”

    Etc..etc…

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  88. @Sick of Orcs
    Federal "workers" now get 44 fking paid days off per year. Nice "work" if you can get it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @Hapalong Cassidy, @dvorak, @BenKenobi

    Huh? Where are you getting that number from? Let’s see, after 15 years, a Fed gets 26 days of vacation per year. Plus 12 paid holidays, including today, equals 38.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    I found it here, but the author could be wrong.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/06/17/with-juneteenth-federal-employees-now-get-44-paid-days-off-on-average/amp/

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy

  89. @El Dato
    @Mike Tre

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    Unless it's wartime, is this really needed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mike Tre, @Eric Novak

    I start work at 4:30 today.

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    He didn’t say AM or PM, or how long his shift is. Or even which time zone he is in.You assume a lot.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Reg Cæsar

    AM - I drive a truck in construction in the Chicago area. 8 - 14 hours is normal; we work until the day's work is done or run out of hours. Today I got 10 but only because a customer cut their big order back. Before that it was shaping up to be a 14 hour Friday.

  90. @SafeNow
    Yesterday, Thursday, at 4:30 p.m. I called my California trash company to ask if they would be making my regular weekly Friday pickup. The question-answerer knew it would be a national holiday, but had no idea. It was as if I had asked her to answer a fiendishly complicated question. Like a lawyer, she would find out. (Or, Dr. Fauci — “stay tuned.”) She put me on hold. Five minutes later she returned with the answer (regular service.).

    Replies: @Deckin

    My US Mail was delivered right on time on this, newest, of national holidays. No time to work it out?

  91. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, in honor of the new holiday, Asians are beginning to successfully defeat racist attacks by evil, mindless bigots:

    https://twitter.com/DallasTexasTV/status/1405892917172981770?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405892917172981770%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fliquor-store-customer-gets-violent-asian-store-owners-beat-her-into-submission%2F

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @John Johnson

    Didn’t anyone teach these gooks that boys are not supposed to hit girls? We are importing alien mores and practices!

  92. I wish i was 50ish right now…..id be hitting that retire button…..

  93. We are constantly harangued that diversity is our strength.

    Let’s have some diversity about race-specific holidays like June 19th. I’ll accept the government officially proclaiming it to be a “Juneteenth” holiday for blacks, as long as the government also officially proclaims it as a solemn Day of Mourning for the non-black victims of black violent crime. Let each of us recognize this new holiday in one’s own preferred manner.

  94. @Hannah Katz
    Next there will be a condition for getting the day off. No lounging around like a welfare recipient using the social safety net as a hammock. They will be required to be out marching with their fists in the air and chanting how much they hate White people.

    Replies: @CCZ

  95. Forgive me if I missed it in a prior post. But have you done a word search of the NYT for “Juneteenth”? It would be interesting to see the timeline.

    I’m embarrassed to say I had never heard the word until after the George Floyd festivities of 2020. Wiki says it was the name of Ralph Ellison’s posthumous novel published in 1999. Was I living under a rock around then? I can’t tell whether all my liberal white friends who are now telling me “of course they’d heard of Juneteenth” are gaslighting me or not.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Redmen

    I can’t tell whether all my liberal white friends who are now telling me “of course they’d heard of Juneteenth” are gaslighting me or not.

    They are lying to each other and to you.

  96. @Dr. X
    Isn't the federal government the biggest employer of blacks anywhere? A paid day off for blacks with taxpayer-funded affirmative action jobs is basically a form of reparations.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Isn’t the federal government the biggest employer of blacks anywhere? A paid day off for blacks with taxpayer-funded affirmative action jobs is basically a form of reparations.

    Its not just the Feds. It all depends on the particular state and county. But blacks will often hog these jobs via AA, way beyond their 13% of the USA population. And beyond their percentages in these particular states and counties

    Every day is a Kwanza day when you are be a black AA “working” for the USofA. Most especially in the greater DC region. You would be shocked how blacks magically gravitate to certain Federal agencies, achieve domination, then only hire their own. Atlanta too where these clowns dominate the CDC which is located there. No one will say, but this is why our CDC is an abomination. These dumbass staffers of color ruined early Covid response. They effed up to a fairly well, the first distribution of Covid test kits and more.
    When you want something vital to be executed. Never call on blacks to do this. They can fake it well enough to carry on incompetently during an average work load. But never during crunch time.

  97. @Spartan
    @AnotherDad

    It's a mistake, a very white one, to take this crap at face value and try to 'be reasonable' about it. Everything about Juneteenth, from its stupid black nonsense name to the way it came out of nowhere to become a Federal holiday with a heaping helping of "we've always been at war with Eastasia," and especially the struggle sessions my company scheduled to help celebrate it, are reminders that its purpose is the sanctification of blacks and the continued humiliation of heritage Americans. It's one more occasion to talk about "how much further we have to go."

    The Zman has written about how, for our ruling class and the left, slavery is becoming psychologically closer as it recedes chronologically. It's not a good sign and we shouldn't be looking for ways to accommodate it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @AndrewR

    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, a majority of people can be convinced of pretty much ANYTHING nowadays.

    That’s the beauty of liberal democracy.

    Unrestrained money + “government”.

    Sky’s the limit…lol

  98. @El Dato
    @Mike Tre

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    Unless it's wartime, is this really needed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mike Tre, @Eric Novak

    In the morning I meant.

  99. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I find this latest manifestation of the negrolatry of the USA's ruling class, whether feigned or a true symptom of psychopathology, both appalling and frightening. I have come up with several possible explanations for this latest insane buffoonery:

    (1) Our ruling class has conceived this as part of what they imagine is a clever ploy to diminish the dysfunctional impact of Negros on the country by reducing their numbers. Sops like this to the USA's dysfunctional Negro population will fuel that dysfunction to an extent that will ultimately crash Negro population growth and reduce the overall impact of Negro dysfunction to manageable levels. (This is the kindest and least frightening explanation that I could imagine. I don't think a policy like this would actually work as intended.)

    (2) Our ruling class is made up of cowardly poltroons who are terrified of Negro mob violence and will adopt any foolish policy which they imagine might forestall or at least diminish such violence.

    (3) This is just further virtual signalling on the part of a ruling class which has become as dysfunctional as the Negro portion of its subjects.

    (4) This is just one more instance of the ruling class's war on Whites.

    Replies: @Redmen

    I’m going with a combination of (3) and (4). Half (or more) of the white population supporting the negrolatry has become dysfunctional and pathologically insane. Just look at the TDS that has afflicted so many and caused so much irrational behavior.

    There’s also a growing portion of whites who want a real revolution now, along the lines of the French Revolution but explicitly based on race.

  100. @Pat Hannagan
    Steve, you sound like you're on the piss! Good for you, mate!

    The thing about drink is it comes on slow with a two speed brain where one part of you is mellow and the other is working over time. In good drinkers these two combine, I hope it works for you!

    What are you drinking? Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy's alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world - and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).

    Here's one for you recent to me. Just how good was Mick Taylor?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLa2l1tyx0

    Replies: @tyrone, @AndrewR, @ben tillman

    No,no,no, here are your choices ,any malt liquor (40 oz. bottle) ,Hennessey ,or any cheap fortified wine (if you really want to get stupid,and why not ,it’s JUNETEENTH!).

  101. @nebulafox
    @Paleo Liberal

    >Am I too cynical?

    Yes and no. People want nice, tidy narratives to history, and holidays reflect that. I'm basically in a similar position in not really caring one way or the other about the holiday itself. If black people want to celebrate Juneteenth, that's their affair, and if it is a federal holiday now, good for them.

    What I'm leery of is the political context in which this is taking place. In an era where elites are openly pushing for teaching children that they are innately evil because of their race and progressive talking heads openly engage in Civil War 2.0 fantasies, then the notion that this is truly about racial healing is a no sell for me in a way it wouldn't have been 10 years ago. And it isn't. Fewer and fewer leftists are bothering to hide that.

    Replies: @tyrone, @J.Ross

    “Civil War 2.0 fantasies”……….fantasy?……while we think they are destroying the military what they really doing is preparing a force to go after fellow Americans……China ,Russia not so much.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  102. @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    End the slavery imposed by the income tax. Repeal #16!

    For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft).

    AFDCs, EBTs, etc. should also get the day off with pay. Their mandatory retirement age should be set at ~65. They should then receive maximum FICA and go on Medicare.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Abolish_public_education

    "For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft)."

    Did you call in and talk to Todd Stearns on his radio show? The caller twice said we need to abolish public education - and I've only seen that phrase here. Great call/rant, if that was you.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  103. @Pat Hannagan
    Steve, you sound like you're on the piss! Good for you, mate!

    The thing about drink is it comes on slow with a two speed brain where one part of you is mellow and the other is working over time. In good drinkers these two combine, I hope it works for you!

    What are you drinking? Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy's alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world - and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).

    Here's one for you recent to me. Just how good was Mick Taylor?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLa2l1tyx0

    Replies: @tyrone, @AndrewR, @ben tillman

    PBR for me. Thank God for 30 packs.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AndrewR



    Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy’s alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world – and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).
     
    PBR for me.
     
    Straight, or ironic?

    Replies: @AndrewR

  104. So that explains all the shitty midday traffic jams today. Thanks, Uncle Samantha 🖕🖕

  105. @Wilkey
    @AnotherDad


    But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense.
     
    A reasonable statement, except that they already have such a holiday - Martin Luther King Day. “We” won’t be getting the new holiday off. Mostly only government workers and a few people in a handful of other industries will be so lucky. Plus, Juneteenth lands smack dab between Memorial Day and Independence Day, which makes it totally redundant.

    The law creating Monday holidays should be eliminated, or at least modified. Four years out of seven a holiday will naturally create a three day weekend, anyway. Either because it falls on Friday or Monday, or because it will be observed on one of those days in place of the Saturday or Sunday it lands on. Just move it on the other three weekdays, if you really must. Moving the day around almost every year trivializes the day you’re supposed to be honoring.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Commemorating the end of slavery is a lot more legitimate than commemorating that vile creature Martin Looter Kang Jr. Republicans should have insisted on abolishing MLK Day in order to establish Juneteenth, but the GOP is full of cucks who worship a man who never believed the “content of their character” speech that white cucks eat up to this day.

    Here’s his daughter showing her character by accusing all whites of murdering her das.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1299340664409395202

    • Agree: Wilkey
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    A white did murder her dad, so I'm not going to hold it against her.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @AndrewR

    , @Wilkey
    @AndrewR

    Agreed, but abolishing the pointless MLK holiday, which comes in literally the worst part of winter, and just 1-2 weeks after the end of Christmas break for most students is never going to happen.

  106. @Spartan
    @AnotherDad

    It's a mistake, a very white one, to take this crap at face value and try to 'be reasonable' about it. Everything about Juneteenth, from its stupid black nonsense name to the way it came out of nowhere to become a Federal holiday with a heaping helping of "we've always been at war with Eastasia," and especially the struggle sessions my company scheduled to help celebrate it, are reminders that its purpose is the sanctification of blacks and the continued humiliation of heritage Americans. It's one more occasion to talk about "how much further we have to go."

    The Zman has written about how, for our ruling class and the left, slavery is becoming psychologically closer as it recedes chronologically. It's not a good sign and we shouldn't be looking for ways to accommodate it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @AndrewR

    I would have insisted we abolish (((MLK Day))) in exchange for voting yes on this. Republicans will be endorsing moderate CRT once the Democrats come out with more open calls for genocide.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @AndrewR

    How about legislation changing Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in DC to "We Wuz Kangs!"

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

  107. So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Muggles

    All of them

    , @Alden
    @Muggles

    Every day is holocaust commemoration day

    , @Colin Wright
    @Muggles

    'So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?'

    You just keep quiet about that, now.

    It's bad enough I have to hang out a Confederate flag tomorrow.

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Muggles


    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?
     
    Jewteenth, the day before before April 20th.
  108. @nebulafox
    @Paleo Liberal

    >Am I too cynical?

    Yes and no. People want nice, tidy narratives to history, and holidays reflect that. I'm basically in a similar position in not really caring one way or the other about the holiday itself. If black people want to celebrate Juneteenth, that's their affair, and if it is a federal holiday now, good for them.

    What I'm leery of is the political context in which this is taking place. In an era where elites are openly pushing for teaching children that they are innately evil because of their race and progressive talking heads openly engage in Civil War 2.0 fantasies, then the notion that this is truly about racial healing is a no sell for me in a way it wouldn't have been 10 years ago. And it isn't. Fewer and fewer leftists are bothering to hide that.

    Replies: @tyrone, @J.Ross

    Think of it this way. You dent a guy’s car. As part of compensation you buy his family dinner. Even if the guy never mentions the foundation of the feast, that dinner is a reminder that you dented his car.
    Now imagine that the guy is a boorish harborer of grudes and rememberer of the sins of others. He will be sure to enjoy explaining your terrible driving all through the dinner.
    Now imagine the dinner is annual.
    Now imagine you didn’t dent his car, but have to pay for the dinner and wait on the table.
    If blacks want a holiday they should have one. They should not have been allowed to reopen largely fictitious scabs, especially not in a time of unpoliced violence and unprecedented Rwandan radio race agitation.

    • Agree: West reanimator
  109. @Muggles
    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Alden, @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    All of them

  110. @Dan Smith
    How odd that we are asked to celebrate a holiday invented by illiterate people who didn’t understand how a calendar worked. Next up: all workers get holidays on days ending in Y.

    Replies: @SaneClownPosse

    Annually celebrates their ignorance.

    They be missing the opportunity to celebrate from Midnight June 14th through till Midnight June 20th. Every “teenth” day in June.

  111. Black lives matter, so they say,
    But not for me;
    Juneteenth is a holiday,
    But not for me.
    Which teenth of June’s the date—
    Thir-? Fif-? Six-? Seven-? Eight-?-—
    The date they celebrate
    Slaves going free?

  112. Another blessed holiday for the grateful negroes to make up their Historic African Sleep Deficit.

  113. @Jack D
    Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?

    And shouldn't they have taken away another Federal holiday so that the Federal deficit is not made even worse? Columbus is an obvious candidate for de-platforming - that's a no brainer (in more ways than one). Later we can get rid of Washington's Birthday and celebrate the birthday of Malcolm X instead.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Paul Rise, @Lurker, @Marty T, @Old and Grumpy, @rebel yell, @res, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @RadicalCenter, @Colin Wright

    ‘Why were the Republicans in the Senate down with this?’

    ? You wouldn’t want to be accused of being racist, would you?

  114. @rebel yell
    @Jack D

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington's Birthday?

    Christmas has of course already been re-named as "Holiday" and Easter as "Spring Break".

    Labor Day appears to be the only holiday that is safe, at least until the Left finally announces that all work is white supremacy and labor is evil.

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    Columbus Day most likely

  115. Anonymous[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde
    Some Federale workers have been putting in full days during Covid. My educated guess is that in this era they have been "working" minimally via zoom. Doing 10 hours work per week. Just enough to maintain their particular Federale agency while backlogs pile up. I understand that in the private sector, you work remotely, then you are monitored to see that you zoom in a more or less full workday. What Gov't agency on any level would allow this? Very few. I am talking Gov't agencies on all levels. State, county, cities y Los Federales.

    A you tuber has been mentioned here who walks and bicycles around DC these days. Daytime, no one is in the streets. A Federale ghost town. (I looked at his videos) The mass of Fed workers in DC are working remotely.

    So now these mostly useless eaters get another lazy bones day off. Another way for the Dems to ensure their votes. Now 13% of our population has two Federal holidays devoted to them. I don't think much of the private sector will be taking off Juneteenth. Though they may be forced to allow their black slackers to take it off for a paid holiday. The biracial ones too. How about the octoroons? How about if you are an Eskimo, Aleutian Islander or Pacific Islander? Will they be able to finesse a paid day off in honor of our encroaching 360 degrees of awesome Negritude run America?

    What percentage of Gov't workers look at their 25 year calendar up on the wall 10 times daily? Ticking off each day until their retirement is fully vested.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    I understand that in the private sector, you work remotely, then you are monitored to see that you zoom in a more or less full workday.

    I work in the private sector and at my company we’re informally monitored by our managers via Slack and Skype messaging software. A bright green dot is displayed next to our names and avatars and shown to everyone else’s messaging systems on their computers. If you’re not active on your computer for more than 5 minutes, the light goes off and how long you’re away after that is timed, displayed, and logged. There’s no way to change this light and active setting as its set by the company’s IT admin.

    Fortunately, I have a workaround. I take a paperweight and put it on the spacebar, keeping it continuously depressed. This keeps my computer “active” and thus keeps the bright green dot on and my status as active. I keep the speakers on high for audio alerts for messages and emails from important supervisors and managers to wake me up from naps, etc.

    I’ve been regularly taking 3 to 4 hour naps during the workday while working remote for Covid over the past year. Also reading, working out, running errands, watching movies, surfing the internet, etc. All while keeping the work laptop by me with that paperweight on the spacebar.

    And I’ve done the same amount of work as I did before in the office. It just takes an hour or two to get done. But in the office you have to always look busy and you stretch out work over time.

  116. Anonymous[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @bomag
    @HyperDupont

    In my area, Fridays are de facto federal holidays every week. It is well known that you don't call or expect any action on a Friday.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber, @Anon

    A lot of federal employees have an official arrangement where every Friday is a halfday and ends at noon. Or they have it where every other Friday is off.

  117. @Muggles
    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Alden, @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Every day is holocaust commemoration day

  118. @Desiderius
    And they say this government can't get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat.

    Replies: @Kylie

    “And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat.”

    Anti-white animus is a powerful motivator.

  119. anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    @Steve

    Check out https://gunmemorial.org, which shows photos of all people killed by guns, as well as links to news stories about the shooting.

    You can filter by City and State. Chicago is fairly staggering.

    https://gunmemorial.org/IL/chicago

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @anonymous

    From a cursory view of photos in a few cities, it looks like 80% of gun victims are:
    - Black men
    - White guys who act black.
    - Hispanic guys who act black.
    - White girls who, through either bad lifestyle or bad luck, had run-ins with one of the above.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @anonymous


    Check out https://gunmemorial.org, which shows photos of all people killed by guns, as well as links to news stories about the shooting.
     
    Is this part of the network of gun control organizations that were spawned by the cosmopolitan billionaires like Micheal Bloomberg and kept alive by George Soros and other moneyed foundations?

    Memorials are works of art and architecture that embody collective experience and provide a space for remembrance. Presented in conjunction with Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group, the Gun Violence Memorial Project is a tribute to the thousands of lives lost to gun violence in America.

    The National Building Museum is the Gun Violence Memorial Project’s second installation; it was first installed as part of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Memorial was conceived by MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas in partnership with gun violence prevention organizations Purpose Over Pain and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the hope is to create a permanent national memorial that honors the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence, using the current design as a prototype.

    https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/gvmp/
     

    How do you create your list of victims?

    We get the names, dates, and locations of gun deaths every day from the Gun Violence Archive. Theirs is meant to be a complete list and their methodology is described here.

    https://gunmemorial.org/about
     

    National Gun Violence Memorial is an emergency assistance in Evanston, IL, which was founded in 2020 and has an unknown amount of revenue and number of employees.

    Notice
    Form 990-N organization
    This organization files the Form 990-N (e-Postcard), which is the shortest version of the Form 990 for organizations with less than $50,000 in annual revenue. Because of limitations of the Form 990-N, we have very little information on this organization. They last filed a Form 990-N for the fiscal year ending 2020-12.
     
    https://www.causeiq.com/organizations/national-gun-violence-memorial,831861326/
     
  120. My office got the official word that we’d be off Friday at 4:43 pm CST on Thursday; probably 3/4 of the agency’s staff were finished for the day. If a coworker hadn’t mentioned it was a strong possibility, I’d have shown up for work this morning. I wonder how many did.

    It’s unseemly to proclaim a new federal holiday with less than a day’s notice. What kind of country does that? Haven’t Americans suffered enough unanticipated interruptions to government services in the past year? But not a single senator voted no. I guess we’re lucky Memorial Day wasn’t renamed George Floyd Day.

    Seriously, what’s next? Cinco de Mayo Day? Indigenous Peoples Day? Stonewall Pride Day?

  121. Poll: When was the first time you herd of Juneteenth? For me, I think it was either last year or the year before.

    I think that I am quite attentive to public affairs/concerns/debate, that I only heard about this history in the past few years tells us something about the abiding power of the liberal focus to craft and impose a meme, at will.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Daniel H

    "Juneteenth" was the name given to Ralph Ellison's unfinished mass of writings trying to follow up "Invisible Man."

  122. This guy is anti-white? That’s like saying he’s anti-Baptist. He’s anti-reality and anti-people who might endanger his status. A lot of those people are white, but the problem with us from his perspective is that we’re smarter, better informed, and good chance we’d be better at his job than he is.

    Hard to be worse.

    • Replies: @onetwothree
    @Desiderius

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter? Twitter is a viciously anti-white, anti-American company. Quit using it.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon

  123. ‘Federal Workers: You Get Today Off’

    Our post office stayed open. Of course, none of the employees are Negroes.

    Strangely enough, they work fast, too. Go figure.

  124. @Muggles
    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Alden, @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    ‘So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?’

    You just keep quiet about that, now.

    It’s bad enough I have to hang out a Confederate flag tomorrow.

  125. anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    O/T

    @Steve

    Check out https://gunmemorial.org, which shows photos of all people killed by guns, as well as links to news stories about the shooting.

    You can filter by City and State. Chicago is fairly staggering.

    https://gunmemorial.org/IL/chicago

    Replies: @anonymous, @Joe Stalin

    From a cursory view of photos in a few cities, it looks like 80% of gun victims are:
    – Black men
    – White guys who act black.
    – Hispanic guys who act black.
    – White girls who, through either bad lifestyle or bad luck, had run-ins with one of the above.

  126. @Dacian Julien Soros
    I think Mr. Sailer is extremely worked up by this holiday, because it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War. This is his small contribution to the image of the Beacon on the Hill, an imaginary country that was always better than the other countries, even in 1619, when it was not a country.

    Mr. Sailer has this tendency of claiming stuff he doesn't like happened very far in the past, and so shouldn't count. It is therefore surprising that the main character in his wet dreams is Thatcher. She never lost her charms, even when physically rotten. Jokes aside, in his mind, the superiority of Whites is proven by Isaac Newton, while the superiority-squared he sees in Jews originates with some customs they had in the Middle Ages.

    Depending on his mood, sometimes history matters, and sometimes it is the best evidence for negating even today's patterns. Historicist "who whom".

    Replies: @Charlotte

    “ it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War”

    The Civil War ended on May 13, 1865, and Juneteenth celebrates a military proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865. Slavery was formally abolished on December 6, 1865, with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, though I don’t know whether there were many-or any-blacks still practically enslaved by that time. Those in the Confederate states had already been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Several Union border states had slavery, but my impression is that the peculiar institution was breaking down throughout the war, with slaves heading for free states in large numbers and some owners freeing or abandoning their slaves.

    • Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros
    @Charlotte

    Your message would suggest December 6th would have been a more accurate date for the end of slavery in US. I guess someone is trying to rub it in.

    Nevertheless, my point about Mr. Sailer caring too much does stand.

    , @syonredux
    @Charlotte

    Amerinds got to hold on to their slaves a bit longer than White folks:


    The end of the Civil War had a different impact on each of the Five Nations on the Indian Territory. As part of a series of treaties, in 1866 the federal government required Indian nations to emancipate their slaves. Not all of the nations immediately banned the practice, and the eventual demise of slavery came slowly. Three of the five nations abolished slavery at the end of the Civil War, the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations did not. Nations that governed themselves did not have the immediate need to get rid of slavery, thus causing those two nations to be much slower to remove slavery. It was not until the following year that both nations joined a treaty to abolish slavery

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery_in_Oklahoma#Reconstruction_and_post-slavery_racism
  127. Who was the last Democrat elected Governor of California, who wasn’t a member of the Brown family, and who also wasn’t subjected to a recall election?

    ANSWER: Cuthbert Olson….in 1934!

    • Replies: @res
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Interesting point, but it was 1939 (when he took office, or arguably 1943 when he left).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_California

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki

  128. @Sick of Orcs
    Federal "workers" now get 44 fking paid days off per year. Nice "work" if you can get it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @Hapalong Cassidy, @dvorak, @BenKenobi

    Two of [Michele] Bachmann’s five children were born while she worked for the I.R.S., and all six former colleagues said that the primary fact they remembered about Bachmann was that she spent a good portion of her time on maternity leave — the I.R.S. had a fairly generous policy — and that caused resentment.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/08/15/leap-of-faith-ryan-lizza

  129. Anonymous[641] • Disclaimer says:

    A friend had business with the federal government, and called the Detroit Federal building for two days trying to schedule an appointment. For two days the phone rang, but no answer. Finally, he got in the car, and drove downtown. Every single phone had every single line blinking. No ring. Ringers were silenced. Federal government “workers” were doing their nails, doing other workers hair, talking on cell phones. No one seemed to be working. When said friend blew his top asking what the hell was going on, he was dismissed. Got the appointment he was seeking, but never an answer to the ineptness he witnessed.

  130. Should white people get Juneteenth off? If we do, what is proper white behavior? Celebrating it feels like cultural appropriation. Not celebrating it feels racist.

    Where is Titania McGrath when I need her!?! Only her guidance can solve this dilemma, but she has said nothing today. Should I take this to mean she’s celebrating? Or does it mean she is not using computer or smartphone as atonement for being white on today, of all days?

    Please help!!!

  131. @rebel yell
    @Jack D

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington's Birthday?

    Christmas has of course already been re-named as "Holiday" and Easter as "Spring Break".

    Labor Day appears to be the only holiday that is safe, at least until the Left finally announces that all work is white supremacy and labor is evil.

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    rebel, Ok, let’s have ‘Unemployment Day.’

  132. @B36
    It is peculiar that the date selected was related to an "obscure event in Texas history" and not the date of the Emancipation Proclamation or the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. I guess the word "Juneteenth" was just too cute to pass up.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    or the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment

    I’ve been trying to make Dessem Bussix a thing.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/juneteenth-2/#comment-4727907

  133. @Muggles
    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Alden, @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    So what day is the federal Holocaust Memorial holiday going to be?

    Jewteenth, the day before before April 20th.

  134. @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato



    I start work at 4:30 today.
     
    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

     

    He didn't say AM or PM, or how long his shift is. Or even which time zone he is in.You assume a lot.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    AM – I drive a truck in construction in the Chicago area. 8 – 14 hours is normal; we work until the day’s work is done or run out of hours. Today I got 10 but only because a customer cut their big order back. Before that it was shaping up to be a 14 hour Friday.

  135. What is the deal with the noses on these people?

    First Gowdy now Pence. Are they doing blow or something? That cant be right.

  136. @bomag
    @HyperDupont

    In my area, Fridays are de facto federal holidays every week. It is well known that you don't call or expect any action on a Friday.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber, @Anon

    Yes, but it’s just by coincidence that Juneteenth is on a Friday this year. The next two years it will be a Monday.

  137. Congrats Steve. You seem to have coined a new word. You are the only entry when I searched “Letharginization” on duck duck go.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Houston Texican


    Congrats Steve. You seem to have coined a new word. You are the only entry when I searched “Letharginization” on duck duck go.
     
    Would “Lethargination” not be better?
  138. @Pat Hannagan
    Steve, you sound like you're on the piss! Good for you, mate!

    The thing about drink is it comes on slow with a two speed brain where one part of you is mellow and the other is working over time. In good drinkers these two combine, I hope it works for you!

    What are you drinking? Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy's alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world - and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).

    Here's one for you recent to me. Just how good was Mick Taylor?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLa2l1tyx0

    Replies: @tyrone, @AndrewR, @ben tillman

    Just how good was Mick Taylor?

    I saw him at Lupo’s back in ’87. It was a good show.

  139. @Clyde
    Some Federale workers have been putting in full days during Covid. My educated guess is that in this era they have been "working" minimally via zoom. Doing 10 hours work per week. Just enough to maintain their particular Federale agency while backlogs pile up. I understand that in the private sector, you work remotely, then you are monitored to see that you zoom in a more or less full workday. What Gov't agency on any level would allow this? Very few. I am talking Gov't agencies on all levels. State, county, cities y Los Federales.

    A you tuber has been mentioned here who walks and bicycles around DC these days. Daytime, no one is in the streets. A Federale ghost town. (I looked at his videos) The mass of Fed workers in DC are working remotely.

    So now these mostly useless eaters get another lazy bones day off. Another way for the Dems to ensure their votes. Now 13% of our population has two Federal holidays devoted to them. I don't think much of the private sector will be taking off Juneteenth. Though they may be forced to allow their black slackers to take it off for a paid holiday. The biracial ones too. How about the octoroons? How about if you are an Eskimo, Aleutian Islander or Pacific Islander? Will they be able to finesse a paid day off in honor of our encroaching 360 degrees of awesome Negritude run America?

    What percentage of Gov't workers look at their 25 year calendar up on the wall 10 times daily? Ticking off each day until their retirement is fully vested.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    So now these mostly useless eaters get another lazy bones day off. Another way for the Dems to ensure their votes. Now 13% of our population has two Federal holidays devoted to them. I don’t think much of the private sector will be taking off Juneteenth.

    Bank of America’s Texas branches were open today, if that means anything.

  140. @RadicalCenter
    @Jack D

    It’s true that any new federal spending generally should be offset by a cut in the Leviathan elsewhere. And it’s true that there are at least several hundred billion dollars in war/occupation spending we can cut without affecting the safety or quality of life of 99% of Americans. Same for domestic federal bureaucratic spending.

    A country can be productive and advanced, yet actually have a majority of people who are happy and healthy people in part because they always have a good chunk of time off to rest, exercise, and care for their families.

    As for federal holidays contributing to the deficit, their cost is utterly inconsequential next to our massive military spending or our massive domestic spending.

    In fact, the cost of 3 additional federal holidays (one for every month that doesn’t have one — March, April, August) could very, very easily be covered by closing a handful of US military bases far from our shores. And the “productivity cost” of the new holidays should be offset in exactly that way.

    Rather than deny people existing federal holidays or resist new ones to “save money”, why not let them have it and cut some other government program or agency that is useless or even destructive for the American people?

    And rather than begrudge the extra day of relaxation and family time for the tens of millions of people who will get to take it — most government, school, and bank employees — why not ensure that most of the rest of the citizenry are actually allowed to take the day off as well?

    https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/projects/the-leisure-agenda/

    Replies: @Art Deco

    ext to our massive military spending

    The ratio of military spending to domestic product is near an 80-year low.

    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco



    next to our massive military spending
     
    The ratio of military spending to domestic product is near an 80-year low.
     
    It's still massive, you massive twit.

    Do you imagine anybody cares to read your condescending and pedantic drivel, you smug a**hole?
  141. Wokelism is white supremacy in word and deed, and a particularly ham-handed version of it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    ...using government for conservative cultural ends is just somehow worse, no matter how justified.
     
    That's called "monarchy". Republics have to use other means, such as the DAR and Scouting.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  142. Anon[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist
    O/T thread idea ...

    NASA goes woke: Agency launches a new mission for 'Equity' in gushing video and draws mockery that its new frontier is 'critical space theory'

    NASA has launched a new mission to boldly go where it has never gone before: the outer reaches of wokeness.

    The U.S. space agency on Thursday announced its new 'Mission Equity' initiative in a gushing promo video timed to coincide with a new push under President Joe Biden's executive order.

    'At NASA, we're on a mission of equity, launching opportunity... To use science, data and technology to advance equity. To shatter boundaries, and breakdown barriers across America,' voiceovers in the video intone.

    ...


     

    source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9699663/NASA-goes-woke-Agency-launches-new-mission-Equity-gushing-video.html


    Here’s the NASA video


    https://youtu.be/NJAtLrRhkfg

    I guess they had to put it out there yesterday so they could enjoy the Juneteenth holiday.

    Oddly enough, they have a White male astronaut named Wiseman.

    Replies: @Anon

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign “Observing juneteenth”. I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anon

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation.

    Congrats.

    Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids,...

    Sigh. Here's what's going along for the ride on the next Boeing capsule test flight.

    https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-flags-coins-pins


    The colorful banners from 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been packed alongside Rosie the Riveter medallions and Silver Snoopy pins on board the Starliner capsule, which is set to make a second attempt at reaching the International Space Station on Boeing's uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2).
     
    Because obeisance must be paid, no matter what.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Anon


    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign “Observing juneteenth”.
     
    One snafu: Like other black holes, Juneteenth cannot be observed directly.

    https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes

    Scientists can't directly observe black holes with telescopes that detect x-rays, light, or other forms of electromagnetic radiation. We can, however, infer the presence of black holes and study them by detecting their effect on other matter nearby. Did you know that despite being only 13% of the matter in the universe, black holes are responsible for the destruction of 56% of astronomical bodies?
     
    , @Anon
    @Anon


    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth."
     
    Is the staff of the cafeteria mostly black? Did other employees get off?
    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Anon

    You work at the outer space post office.

  143. @Redneck farmer
    When will Federal employees get 1/3 of the year off, like some medieval peasants and townspeople did? While having the benefits and status of the Clergy?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Chris Mallory, @Truth

    They already do. you haven’t heard of weekends?

  144. Anonymous[769] • Disclaimer says:
    @Houston Texican
    Congrats Steve. You seem to have coined a new word. You are the only entry when I searched “Letharginization” on duck duck go.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Congrats Steve. You seem to have coined a new word. You are the only entry when I searched “Letharginization” on duck duck go.

    Would “Lethargination” not be better?

  145. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, in honor of the new holiday, Asians are beginning to successfully defeat racist attacks by evil, mindless bigots:

    https://twitter.com/DallasTexasTV/status/1405892917172981770?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1405892917172981770%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fliquor-store-customer-gets-violent-asian-store-owners-beat-her-into-submission%2F

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @John Johnson

    The non-White alliance that liberals imagined is really working out.

  146. @Art Deco
    @RadicalCenter

    ext to our massive military spending

    The ratio of military spending to domestic product is near an 80-year low.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    next to our massive military spending

    The ratio of military spending to domestic product is near an 80-year low.

    It’s still massive, you massive twit.

    Do you imagine anybody cares to read your condescending and pedantic drivel, you smug a**hole?

  147. @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!

    Then there’s Memorial Day, the day to honor the victims of that form of state-sanctioned slavery called “The Draft”.

  148. @AnotherDad
    I'll be the outlier here: I think a Juneteenth national holiday is a good--or at least reasonable idea.

    I'll grant the obscurity aspect. I took an internship at Johnson Space Center after graduation. My mentor there--a senior engineer--was a 40-something black guy, good guy. (A legit version of the kind of family man blacks that used to be in commercials ... before the minoritarians got bold enough to really rub white gentiles nose in it with black men and blond women in every commercial.) I was there all of a couple/three weeks and the guy told me "won't be in Monday it's Juneteenth". As a midwesterner i'd never heard of it, so he explained the background. Blacks in Texas all celebrate with big barbeques with family/friends. (I guess Steve got the heck out of Houston and went home to SoCal for summer vacation--wise man.)

    But it seems that Texas blacks sort of won the marketing battle and Juneteenth has become a general black "end of slavery" bbq holiday.

    Slavery--though ubiquitous in human history since the neolithic--is a terrible practice. (Along with serfdom, colonialism, empire, war ... something good to see the back of.) Blacks are part of America and are entitled to a holiday to celebrate it's end. It's a much more legit American holiday than Columbus day (Italians are less numerous and don't really have much to do with the development of American history) or the stupid MLK day. Who the hell wants a Monday off in January? Wouldn't you rather have a nice bbq holiday in June?

    I have my opinions about blacks net contribution to America. (Negative.) But unless you've got a plan to say cut loose SC, GA, AL, MS and pack 'em all in there or get them all to hop on planes back to Africa, this sort of thing is reasonable for building a nation. (You'll note the modern Irish flag has an orange bar. That's good sense. You don't have to love everyone, you just have to be able to get along.)

    Whites should fight back to kill off all the minoritarian ant-white stuff. And go back to majoritarianism and the enforcement of civilized white norms--at least anywhere whites are--including putting black criminals in jail, expelling misbehaving blacks from school, making blacks "turn that shit down", etc. But giving blacks an official end-of-slavery holiday to celebrate something legitimately worth celebrating is good sense. (Send black cops out to arrest the more "exuberant" celebrators and collect the bodies.)

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Wilkey, @Spartan, @S. Anonyia

    I don’t care that we have another federal holiday. But they shouldn’t have called it “Juneteenth National day of Independence.” Pretty sneaky language there, somewhat establishing a parallel national narrative/mythos. That probably won’t be obvious for a few years, however. “Commemoration” or “Emancipation” would have been more appropriate terminology.

    Also pretty silly to argue Columbus isn’t relevant to American history. Anyone who isn’t Amerindian is here because of him, for better or worse. As for “Italians not contributing to the development of America”…..hmm. Interesting we are all “Americans” if that is indeed the case. Guess that name simply materialized out of thin air.

    Semantics matter.

  149. I told my young son that tomorrow (Saturday) will be a new federal holiday because yesterday Congress passed and the president signed a law saying that the nineteenth of June is a holiday called Juneteenth. He thought my joke was sort of funny, but mostly just silly.

    The end of slavery in America is something worth celebrating, even 150 years later. Calling the day to mark that accomplishment “Juneteenth” . . .

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @John Mansfield


    The end of slavery in America is something worth celebrating,
     
    Why?
  150. Does this mean that Woke-Folk will make a big show of not celebrating the 4th?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @syonredux

    Of course. Rs stepping on yet another rake. They’ll never learn.

    https://twitter.com/ScottMGreer/status/1406106531288977410?s=20

    , @Mr. Anon
    @syonredux


    Does this mean that Woke-Folk will make a big show of not celebrating the 4th?
     
    I don't celebrate the Fourth. That'd be like celebrating the birthday of a corpse. The nation that was founded on July 4th, 1776 is long since dead.
  151. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1405963865351811073?s=20

    Wokelism is white supremacy in word and deed, and a particularly ham-handed version of it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    using government for conservative cultural ends is just somehow worse, no matter how justified.

    That’s called “monarchy”. Republics have to use other means, such as the DAR and Scouting.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    Scouting? Are you serious? Their corpse is being eaten alive by lawyers after Gates opened the pedo floodgates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/us/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-legal-fees.amp.html

    I’m down with Monarchy too. Anything is better than this.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  152. anon[296] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    @The Alarmist

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth". I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    Replies: @anon, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Anon, @Abolish_public_education

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation.

    Congrats.

    Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids,…

    Sigh. Here’s what’s going along for the ride on the next Boeing capsule test flight.

    https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-flags-coins-pins

    The colorful banners from 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been packed alongside Rosie the Riveter medallions and Silver Snoopy pins on board the Starliner capsule, which is set to make a second attempt at reaching the International Space Station on Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2).

    Because obeisance must be paid, no matter what.

  153. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    While awaiting major media reviews of Facing Reality, we have these:

    Charles Murray on the Richochet podcast, an 80-minute conversation with James Lileks and company:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/facing-reality-with-charles-murray/

    Arnold Kling, who goes off on a Jewish tangent:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/facing-reality-with-charles-murray/

    Rod Dreher’s in the midst of reading it, but he excerpts a long passage at the end of this piece:

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/daniel-elder-scapegoat-charles-murray-facing-reality/

    A blogger’s review:

    http://www.libertystorch.info/2021/06/17/a-profile-in-courage/

    And here on Unz from Ilana Mercer:

    https://www.unz.com/imercer/murrays-empirical-wisdom-confirms-into-the-cannibals-pots-analytical-truths/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon

    IN the 80-minute conversation with James Lileks and company one thing stood out for me. Murray said he's glad he's 78 because he's never been more pessimistic in his whole life. A very "black pill' depressing revelation from him.

  154. @HyperDupont
    It was announced just one day in advance. In my State, the State and county employees got the same holidays and cancelled scheduled activities, appointments and inspections with less than 24 hour notice. This is really banana republic level of governance.

    Replies: @bomag, @PaceLaw

    Yeah, I agree with your take. I am a state employee in Maryland and I just found out about the “holiday” on Thursday afternoon. On the one hand, I am happy about a paid day-off from work, but on the other, I can see that this is a very slipshod and shady way of going about enacting “holidays” for the masses. How much will this actually cost state and federal budgets??? Regardless of the answer, I would imagine many progressives would say that it is worth it to keep blacks pacified and mollified. As if to say: “hey, at least they aren’t rioting, right?” Lol!!!

  155. @syonredux
    Does this mean that Woke-Folk will make a big show of not celebrating the 4th?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Mr. Anon

    Of course. Rs stepping on yet another rake. They’ll never learn.

  156. @El Dato
    @Mike Tre

    Why.

    Humans are not night creatures.

    Unless it's wartime, is this really needed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mike Tre, @Eric Novak

    Humans not from the Northern Hemisphere may not be night creatures, but Europeans and possibly E. Asians are.

  157. @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    ...using government for conservative cultural ends is just somehow worse, no matter how justified.
     
    That's called "monarchy". Republics have to use other means, such as the DAR and Scouting.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Scouting? Are you serious? Their corpse is being eaten alive by lawyers after Gates opened the pedo floodgates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/us/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-legal-fees.amp.html

    I’m down with Monarchy too. Anything is better than this.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    Scouting? Are you serious?
     
    In the past. Same with the DAR. They're all shadows of their former selves.

    But the first such organization to go off the deep end was the UDC, who wanted to erect a monument to some grossly overweight black bitch in 1923-- on the National Mall. Where children could see it!

  158. @Sick of Orcs
    Federal "workers" now get 44 fking paid days off per year. Nice "work" if you can get it.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @Hapalong Cassidy, @dvorak, @BenKenobi

    When I was in the (Canadian) army I used to joke that “work only gets done in the first hour after lunch on Wednesdays.”

    If it was peacetime in Canada and lunch was less than 90 minutes I got personally offended.

  159. @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    Scouting? Are you serious? Their corpse is being eaten alive by lawyers after Gates opened the pedo floodgates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/us/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-legal-fees.amp.html

    I’m down with Monarchy too. Anything is better than this.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Scouting? Are you serious?

    In the past. Same with the DAR. They’re all shadows of their former selves.

    But the first such organization to go off the deep end was the UDC, who wanted to erect a monument to some grossly overweight black bitch in 1923– on the National Mall. Where children could see it!

  160. @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    Now we need a holiday for black women -- Maya Angelou is the obvious choice but I like the sound of Ruby Dee Day

    Replies: @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    What about Beyonce day?

  161. Now that the copyright on The Great Gatsby has expired, we can finally start getting the Woke fanfic that we deserve! For example, what if Jordan Baker was actually an LGBTQ Vietnamese?

  162. @James Speaks

    And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a pouncing cat.
     
    And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a Yersinia pestis carrying rat.

    FIFY

    Replies: @reactionry

    “And they say this government can’t get anything done. When it wants to it can move like a Yersinia pestis carrying rat.”

    IIRC, David Brooks recently expressed the hope that “adoption* of Juneteenth as a federal holiday would lead to the unimpeded entry of Blacks into our body politic” in his column “Bantu Buboes in Paradise.”

    Some Woke Whites get pounced on by blacks like Toxoplasmosis Gondii-infected* rats get munched on by cats.

    * Also see Whites who adopt orphans from war-ravaged countries on account of the infectious stare of Toxoplasmosis Dondii.

  163. @Anon
    @The Alarmist

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth". I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    Replies: @anon, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Anon, @Abolish_public_education

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign “Observing juneteenth”.

    One snafu: Like other black holes, Juneteenth cannot be observed directly.

    https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes

    Scientists can’t directly observe black holes with telescopes that detect x-rays, light, or other forms of electromagnetic radiation. We can, however, infer the presence of black holes and study them by detecting their effect on other matter nearby. Did you know that despite being only 13% of the matter in the universe, black holes are responsible for the destruction of 56% of astronomical bodies?

  164. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Once a month or so I check out the “Research and Studies” column at “The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.” There is usually something there worth my time. Today:

    African Americans Not Making Progress Into the Top Ranks of Academic Surgery Positions

    https://www.jbhe.com/2021/06/african-americans-not-making-progress-into-the-tops-ranks-of-academic-surgery-positions/

    A new study … finds that among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black representation has remained flat over the past six years.

    … in surgery departments across the U.S. between 2013 and 2019 … the percentage of full professors and department chairs identifying as Black continued to hover in the single digits.

    … only one Black woman ascended to the role of department chair, up from zero prior to 2015 …

    Over the six-year study period, the share of surgery department chairs and full professorships held by White doctors decreased by 4 to 5 percentage points, but it was Asian faculty who filled the void, rising by 4 percentage points over the same timeframe. Male Black chairs actually lost ground during the study period….

    The full study, “Diversification of Academic Surgery, Its Leadership, and the Importance of Intersectionality,” was published on the website of JAMA Surgery.

    https://www.jbhe.com/2021/06/african-americans-not-making-progress-into-the-tops-ranks-of-academic-surgery-positions/

    Presumably, to get an high academic surgery position you would have had a successful career doing surgery. How many ace surgeons are black? I mean, be real.

    Charles Murray’s new book has circumstantial evidence that black physicians in general are underqualified, including much higher discipline, investigation, and complaint rates. But Murray pointed out how hard it is to get hold of such data. It kind of slips out here and there, then the holes are plugged.

  165. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Not sure why so many are objecting to this.
    1) My understanding is that Juneteenth as a celebration has arisen organically over decades or more. That’s good! It’s not some top down crap pushed by woke academics, even if they try to latch on. Anything that turns black Americans towards engagement with ACTUAL HISTORY is good.
    2) It is grounded in the role that the nation as a WHOLE (obviously mostly white Americans then but not entirely) played in ending slavery. That’s good! Slavery was wrong! (I’m a quasi-historicist but you gotta choose your battles…) And AMERICANS (who were mostly white) played the key role in ENDING IT not just in the USA but worldwide.
    Maybe the wokesters missed these points, but that’s good too… it just reiterates the fact that they are total MORONS.
    In a sensible country, Juneteenth would replace MLK day (great speech but the sanctimony…) as a holiday that is the de facto black version of St. Patrick’s Day. Blacks need to be just another American ethnic group.

    • Agree: Dr. DoomNGloom
  166. @Anon
    @The Alarmist

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth". I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    Replies: @anon, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Anon, @Abolish_public_education

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign “Observing juneteenth.”

    Is the staff of the cafeteria mostly black? Did other employees get off?

  167. @Daniel H
    Poll: When was the first time you herd of Juneteenth? For me, I think it was either last year or the year before.

    I think that I am quite attentive to public affairs/concerns/debate, that I only heard about this history in the past few years tells us something about the abiding power of the liberal focus to craft and impose a meme, at will.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    “Juneteenth” was the name given to Ralph Ellison’s unfinished mass of writings trying to follow up “Invisible Man.”

  168. @AndrewR
    @Wilkey

    Commemorating the end of slavery is a lot more legitimate than commemorating that vile creature Martin Looter Kang Jr. Republicans should have insisted on abolishing MLK Day in order to establish Juneteenth, but the GOP is full of cucks who worship a man who never believed the "content of their character" speech that white cucks eat up to this day.

    Here's his daughter showing her character by accusing all whites of murdering her das.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1299340664409395202

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Wilkey

    A white did murder her dad, so I’m not going to hold it against her.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Steve Sailer

    Ironically, one of King’s sons was suckered into befriending Ray and believing Ray’s claim that he didn’t do it.

    But if it’s fair to blame all whites for King’s murder why isn’t it fair to blame all blacks every time one of theirs murders a whites person?

    , @AndrewR
    @Steve Sailer

    This is why we keep losing. Jfc

  169. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Mansfield
    I told my young son that tomorrow (Saturday) will be a new federal holiday because yesterday Congress passed and the president signed a law saying that the nineteenth of June is a holiday called Juneteenth. He thought my joke was sort of funny, but mostly just silly.

    The end of slavery in America is something worth celebrating, even 150 years later. Calling the day to mark that accomplishment "Juneteenth" . . .

    Replies: @anonymous

    The end of slavery in America is something worth celebrating,

    Why?

  170. @rebel yell
    @Jack D

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington's Birthday?

    Christmas has of course already been re-named as "Holiday" and Easter as "Spring Break".

    Labor Day appears to be the only holiday that is safe, at least until the Left finally announces that all work is white supremacy and labor is evil.

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington’s Birthday?

    Too late for Washington’s Birthday, already subsumed into Presidents’ Day

    A emancipation is a pretty fair thing to celebrate. The problem is that Juneteenth, while culturally significant to many, has little cultural relevance to a vast majority. Immigrants outnumber ADOS . It makes the holiday seem niche and engineered. In a world in which Christmas is secularists because it isn’t universally inclusive, what happens when Juneteenth is secularists as the summer solstice holiday, coyotes as Christmas in June.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Dr. DoomNGloom


    Too late for Washington’s Birthday, already subsumed into Presidents’ Day
     
    Not in the US Code.
  171. @Jack D
    @Lurker

    I'm not up on the latest twists and turns of who is "in" and "out" among blacks. I'm sure they could find someone - Harriet Tubman's birthday. Kendi, Coates, Davis, Douglas - there's no shortage. Veteran's Day can become Tuskegee Airmen Day.

    They can make every day a paid holiday for all workers. No need to do any work while we are celebrating the fact that Black Lives Matter. We can start by declaring the period between Juneteenth and the 4th of July the Season of Liberation, which will be celebrated annually with illuminations from burning businesses and undocumented shopping. Businesses will be kept afloat by "forgivable loans" - in other words gifts from the Federal government. The government will just issue bonds to pay for it all. The Federal Reserve will buy the bonds - this is equivalent to lifting yourself into the air by pulling on your shoelaces. This won't trigger inflation, no not at all. It's true that everything that I buy suddenly costs a lot more money but there's no inflation - nothing to see here folks, move along.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    I’ve been suggesting this for years. The only way to save America is to scrub out all the holidays celebrating WASps and Scotch-Irish and replace them with black holidays. Hopefully the Fourth of July becomes illegal and the drones start dropping on those who celebrate it in lieu of Juneteenth. Thankfully Blessed Joe is on his way to saving America.

  172. @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    A white did murder her dad, so I'm not going to hold it against her.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @AndrewR

    Ironically, one of King’s sons was suckered into befriending Ray and believing Ray’s claim that he didn’t do it.

    But if it’s fair to blame all whites for King’s murder why isn’t it fair to blame all blacks every time one of theirs murders a whites person?

  173. @AndrewR
    @Wilkey

    Commemorating the end of slavery is a lot more legitimate than commemorating that vile creature Martin Looter Kang Jr. Republicans should have insisted on abolishing MLK Day in order to establish Juneteenth, but the GOP is full of cucks who worship a man who never believed the "content of their character" speech that white cucks eat up to this day.

    Here's his daughter showing her character by accusing all whites of murdering her das.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1299340664409395202

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Wilkey

    Agreed, but abolishing the pointless MLK holiday, which comes in literally the worst part of winter, and just 1-2 weeks after the end of Christmas break for most students is never going to happen.

  174. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1405976669362479110?s=20

    This guy is anti-white? That's like saying he's anti-Baptist. He's anti-reality and anti-people who might endanger his status. A lot of those people are white, but the problem with us from his perspective is that we're smarter, better informed, and good chance we'd be better at his job than he is.

    Hard to be worse.

    Replies: @onetwothree

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter? Twitter is a viciously anti-white, anti-American company. Quit using it.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @onetwothree

    No.

    Those lunch counters weren’t exactly pro-black, nor was the West pro-settler.

    You go where you have to.

    , @anon
    @onetwothree

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter?

    He apparently wants and even needs the attention, for some reason or other.

  175. It’s not a religion, it’s two different polities in the same body.

    We vote for a national government but that government itself conceives of it’s duty as (mis)governing the globe and so promotes symbols designed for that purpose and denigrates others it sees as impeding it.

  176. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Sick of Orcs

    Huh? Where are you getting that number from? Let’s see, after 15 years, a Fed gets 26 days of vacation per year. Plus 12 paid holidays, including today, equals 38.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Sick of Orcs

    Talk about a misleading article. The author includes 13 sick days in that number, thereby assuming that your average Fed is going to (perhaps fraudulently) all 13 of them very year. In reality, a Fed starting out gets 13 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, and 11 holidays. Definitely a little more than what the private sector gets, but not to the misleading and sensational extent posited by this article.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @RadicalCenter

  177. See also:

    Caldwell 2 Consititutions theory as Empire v Republic, Global v National/Local

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    I have been saying for years that "civil rights" were made up to eliminate Constitutional rights.

  178. @Desiderius
    See also:

    https://twitter.com/17cShyteposter/status/1406131189480452097?s=20

    Caldwell 2 Consititutions theory as Empire v Republic, Global v National/Local

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I have been saying for years that “civil rights” were made up to eliminate Constitutional rights.

  179. @Abolish_public_education
    @Paleo Liberal

    End the slavery imposed by the income tax. Repeal #16!

    For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft).

    AFDCs, EBTs, etc. should also get the day off with pay. Their mandatory retirement age should be set at ~65. They should then receive maximum FICA and go on Medicare.

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    “For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft).”

    Did you call in and talk to Todd Stearns on his radio show? The caller twice said we need to abolish public education – and I’ve only seen that phrase here. Great call/rant, if that was you.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Sorry, t'was not me. I never even heard of the show.

    Many years ago, while I was driving and listening to a national radio show, that hour's topic happened to be the problems with the school system. It was a guest host (a holiday). I got on the air. (As a rule, I don't listen to talk radio, nor do I have any interest in trying to get through.)

    I gave my 40 second spiel.

    The host muted me, responded with the political conservative's favorite sort of "don't throw out the baby with the bath water" warning, then went to commercial. Off-air, he brusquely told me that I was a kook. [Click]

  180. @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    A white did murder her dad, so I'm not going to hold it against her.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @AndrewR

    This is why we keep losing. Jfc

  181. @anonymous
    O/T

    @Steve

    Check out https://gunmemorial.org, which shows photos of all people killed by guns, as well as links to news stories about the shooting.

    You can filter by City and State. Chicago is fairly staggering.

    https://gunmemorial.org/IL/chicago

    Replies: @anonymous, @Joe Stalin

    Check out https://gunmemorial.org, which shows photos of all people killed by guns, as well as links to news stories about the shooting.

    Is this part of the network of gun control organizations that were spawned by the cosmopolitan billionaires like Micheal Bloomberg and kept alive by George Soros and other moneyed foundations?

    Memorials are works of art and architecture that embody collective experience and provide a space for remembrance. Presented in conjunction with Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group, the Gun Violence Memorial Project is a tribute to the thousands of lives lost to gun violence in America.

    The National Building Museum is the Gun Violence Memorial Project’s second installation; it was first installed as part of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Memorial was conceived by MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas in partnership with gun violence prevention organizations Purpose Over Pain and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the hope is to create a permanent national memorial that honors the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence, using the current design as a prototype.

    https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/gvmp/

    How do you create your list of victims?

    We get the names, dates, and locations of gun deaths every day from the Gun Violence Archive. Theirs is meant to be a complete list and their methodology is described here.

    https://gunmemorial.org/about

    National Gun Violence Memorial is an emergency assistance in Evanston, IL, which was founded in 2020 and has an unknown amount of revenue and number of employees.

    Notice
    Form 990-N organization
    This organization files the Form 990-N (e-Postcard), which is the shortest version of the Form 990 for organizations with less than $50,000 in annual revenue. Because of limitations of the Form 990-N, we have very little information on this organization. They last filed a Form 990-N for the fiscal year ending 2020-12.

    https://www.causeiq.com/organizations/national-gun-violence-memorial,831861326/

  182. @syonredux
    Does this mean that Woke-Folk will make a big show of not celebrating the 4th?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Mr. Anon

    Does this mean that Woke-Folk will make a big show of not celebrating the 4th?

    I don’t celebrate the Fourth. That’d be like celebrating the birthday of a corpse. The nation that was founded on July 4th, 1776 is long since dead.

  183. @Chris Mallory
    @Redneck farmer

    The average Federal employee gets 11 federal holidays (counting June 18), 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. Add in 104 weekend days and the average Federal employee has 148 non working days per year. That is 40% of the year. So they have the peasants beat.

    Replies: @TheJester, @RadicalCenter

    Once upon a time I was assigned to the Pentagon. There was a civil servant at the end of the hall. The story was that no one knew what did … but they were sure he did it well.

    Then, he retired; he just walked out the door. The rest of the story: the people assigned to clean up his mess said that he apparently did nothing the last year in the office. The office had stacks of photos from the Internet of condos in the Caribbean; it appeared he had spent his last year planning his retirement. Next to the stacked photos of condos were stacks of porn photos apparently accessed and printed on a government computer and printer. The horror of it all!

    I retired from the military. I eventually landed a job as director of marketing for a state government in “flyover” country. There was a civil servant in a cube at the end of the row. The story was that no one knew what he did … but they were sure he did it well. Besides, his father was a “big deal” in the state’s preeminent newspaper … “Leave him alone!”

    I left the state government a year later. The guy theoretically worked for me, but I never did learn what he did.

    I since have learned about the “sinecures” at Permex in Mexico and the school system in Puerto Rico … being paid for little or no work that, in some cases, can be inherited by family members. My suspicion is that this is also occurring and is more widespread than we realize in a broad brush of civil servants in the United States.

    But perhaps this new emphasis on “equity” instead of “equality of opportunity” will help us achieve our goal as a country … and that is to hasten our debauchery as we race to the bottom to more quickly achieve the Third World status we so desperately crave.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @TheJester

    I never meant to imply that most government employees did actual work on their "working days".

  184. @Anon
    @The Alarmist

    I work at JPL, a NASA installation. Apparently the cafeteria had been open at breakfast this morning, but when I came for my 11 AM coffee break it was closed with a sign "Observing juneteenth". I guess the woke leadership jumped when someone said jump. in the intervening hours. Such pathetic, manipulatable people.
    In past summers, they already had been big on bringing in HBCU types for summer jobs. Last summer and this (so far anyway) were skipped due to Covid. Now, with NASA wokeness on steroids, I cringe to see what it will look like next summer, probably will look like a mall from inner city Baltimore.

    Replies: @anon, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Anon, @Abolish_public_education

    You work at the outer space post office.

  185. blacks get a second holiday when the Hispanics have none. This ain’t right.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Gamecock

    Agreed. We should add federal holidays for three of our biggest racial/ethnic groups, all of whom outnumber African-“americans”: German Heritage Day, Mexican Heritage Day, and Irish Heritage Day.

  186. @AndrewR
    @Spartan

    I would have insisted we abolish (((MLK Day))) in exchange for voting yes on this. Republicans will be endorsing moderate CRT once the Democrats come out with more open calls for genocide.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    How about legislation changing Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in DC to “We Wuz Kangs!”

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @Neil Templeton

    Or maybe "Drive by Drive."

  187. @Neil Templeton
    @AndrewR

    How about legislation changing Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in DC to "We Wuz Kangs!"

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    Or maybe “Drive by Drive.”

  188. We have MLK Day in January, and now Juneteenth in June. We need a Negro holiday for each month. There are 10 more to go. We’ll get to Racial Justice eventually.

    So grateful to have a place where I can vent.

  189. @TheJester
    @Chris Mallory

    Once upon a time I was assigned to the Pentagon. There was a civil servant at the end of the hall. The story was that no one knew what did ... but they were sure he did it well.

    Then, he retired; he just walked out the door. The rest of the story: the people assigned to clean up his mess said that he apparently did nothing the last year in the office. The office had stacks of photos from the Internet of condos in the Caribbean; it appeared he had spent his last year planning his retirement. Next to the stacked photos of condos were stacks of porn photos apparently accessed and printed on a government computer and printer. The horror of it all!

    I retired from the military. I eventually landed a job as director of marketing for a state government in "flyover" country. There was a civil servant in a cube at the end of the row. The story was that no one knew what he did ... but they were sure he did it well. Besides, his father was a "big deal" in the state's preeminent newspaper ... "Leave him alone!"

    I left the state government a year later. The guy theoretically worked for me, but I never did learn what he did.

    I since have learned about the "sinecures" at Permex in Mexico and the school system in Puerto Rico ... being paid for little or no work that, in some cases, can be inherited by family members. My suspicion is that this is also occurring and is more widespread than we realize in a broad brush of civil servants in the United States.

    But perhaps this new emphasis on "equity" instead of "equality of opportunity" will help us achieve our goal as a country ... and that is to hasten our debauchery as we race to the bottom to more quickly achieve the Third World status we so desperately crave.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory

    I never meant to imply that most government employees did actual work on their “working days”.

  190. @onetwothree
    @Desiderius

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter? Twitter is a viciously anti-white, anti-American company. Quit using it.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon

    No.

    Those lunch counters weren’t exactly pro-black, nor was the West pro-settler.

    You go where you have to.

  191. It was really stupid for the RINOs in Congress to vote for “Juneteeth” as a black holiday for a number of reasons:

    (1) It officially incorporates “ebonics” and illiteracy as part of our national heritage.

    (2) It supports the “Critical Race Theory” supposition that the history of the United States did not really start until the enslavement of BLACKS ended when the last, isolated population of illiterate slaves were informed they were FREE … which in reality did not actually occur until later with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

    Notice: It is all about “Blacks, Blacks, Blacks”. Whites and white lives are worth nothing!

    Oh well, anything to support the narrative: NARRATIVE! NARRATIVE! NARRATIVE!

    Who is driving this narrative?

  192. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Abolish_public_education

    "For that matter, abolish compulsory school attendance (i.e. the draft)."

    Did you call in and talk to Todd Stearns on his radio show? The caller twice said we need to abolish public education - and I've only seen that phrase here. Great call/rant, if that was you.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Sorry, t’was not me. I never even heard of the show.

    Many years ago, while I was driving and listening to a national radio show, that hour’s topic happened to be the problems with the school system. It was a guest host (a holiday). I got on the air. (As a rule, I don’t listen to talk radio, nor do I have any interest in trying to get through.)

    I gave my 40 second spiel.

    The host muted me, responded with the political conservative’s favorite sort of “don’t throw out the baby with the bath water” warning, then went to commercial. Off-air, he brusquely told me that I was a kook. [Click]

    • Thanks: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  193. @Charlotte
    @Dacian Julien Soros

    “ it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War”

    The Civil War ended on May 13, 1865, and Juneteenth celebrates a military proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865. Slavery was formally abolished on December 6, 1865, with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, though I don’t know whether there were many-or any-blacks still practically enslaved by that time. Those in the Confederate states had already been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Several Union border states had slavery, but my impression is that the peculiar institution was breaking down throughout the war, with slaves heading for free states in large numbers and some owners freeing or abandoning their slaves.

    Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros, @syonredux

    Your message would suggest December 6th would have been a more accurate date for the end of slavery in US. I guess someone is trying to rub it in.

    Nevertheless, my point about Mr. Sailer caring too much does stand.

  194. @Paleo Liberal
    I do not mind a holiday celebrating the end of institutional hereditary slavery. Better than at least one other holiday, but I should keep my mouth shut about which holiday(s) I would get rid of in its place.

    Slavery did NOT end with the 13th Amendment. There is plenty of slavery in the US. Human trafficking, etc. The lady in the "oriental massage parlor" may be a slave or indentured servant, and may not be willingly performing her trade. Tomato workers are often kept in slavery.

    I think one of the biggest reasons why I oppose our system of illegal immigration is because it sometimes, too often, leads to slavery.

    Ah, but did the 13th Amendment get rid of legal slavery? Nope.
    Slavery is still legal in this country. Look at the 13th Amendment carefully. It allows for slavery as a form of punishment. The old chain gang, where convict laborers were literally worked to death, for example. But we don't do that anymore right? Well, what about private prisons, and prison farms, etc.

    But we now have a holiday to mark the end of legal, institutionalized, hereditary race-based slavery!
    Two cheers for us!


    Am I too cynical?

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @nebulafox, @Tex, @Abolish_public_education, @Mr. Anon, @Drunkbobby

    You left out the slavery mandated by family courts that sentences men to provide for women who simply weren’t happy. In most states, including Texas, men who were never married can even be held liable for support of children who aren’t theirs and jailed for noncompliance if the mother lists them as the father on the birth certificate.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Drunkbobby

    Can you give me some proof of this? Looking it up and the evidence I've seen seems to contradict what you're saying.

  195. I must admit I was baffled, but quite pleased really that in future we will be celebrating June 19th, the anniversary of the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Biden gets a twofer for this; Trump would never have pissed off the Israeli’s like this and Biden shows once and for all that he’s not beholden to the Marxists.

    Well done Mumbly!

  196. @Redmen
    Forgive me if I missed it in a prior post. But have you done a word search of the NYT for "Juneteenth"? It would be interesting to see the timeline.


    I'm embarrassed to say I had never heard the word until after the George Floyd festivities of 2020. Wiki says it was the name of Ralph Ellison's posthumous novel published in 1999. Was I living under a rock around then? I can't tell whether all my liberal white friends who are now telling me "of course they'd heard of Juneteenth" are gaslighting me or not.

    Replies: @anon

    I can’t tell whether all my liberal white friends who are now telling me “of course they’d heard of Juneteenth” are gaslighting me or not.

    They are lying to each other and to you.

  197. @onetwothree
    @Desiderius

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter? Twitter is a viciously anti-white, anti-American company. Quit using it.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon

    What is it with you and posting trash you found on twitter?

    He apparently wants and even needs the attention, for some reason or other.

  198. @Charlotte
    @Dacian Julien Soros

    “ it documents the perpetuation of de jure slavery in the US some time after the end of the Civil War”

    The Civil War ended on May 13, 1865, and Juneteenth celebrates a military proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865. Slavery was formally abolished on December 6, 1865, with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, though I don’t know whether there were many-or any-blacks still practically enslaved by that time. Those in the Confederate states had already been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Several Union border states had slavery, but my impression is that the peculiar institution was breaking down throughout the war, with slaves heading for free states in large numbers and some owners freeing or abandoning their slaves.

    Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros, @syonredux

    Amerinds got to hold on to their slaves a bit longer than White folks:

    The end of the Civil War had a different impact on each of the Five Nations on the Indian Territory. As part of a series of treaties, in 1866 the federal government required Indian nations to emancipate their slaves. Not all of the nations immediately banned the practice, and the eventual demise of slavery came slowly. Three of the five nations abolished slavery at the end of the Civil War, the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations did not. Nations that governed themselves did not have the immediate need to get rid of slavery, thus causing those two nations to be much slower to remove slavery. It was not until the following year that both nations joined a treaty to abolish slavery

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery_in_Oklahoma#Reconstruction_and_post-slavery_racism

  199. @AndrewR
    @Pat Hannagan

    PBR for me. Thank God for 30 packs.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy’s alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world – and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).

    PBR for me.

    Straight, or ironic?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Reg Cæsar

    Why would I lie? Lol

  200. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @rebel yell


    What will be the first major holiday to be canceled or re-purposed?

    4th of July?
    Thanksgiving?
    Washington’s Birthday?
     
    Too late for Washington’s Birthday, already subsumed into Presidents’ Day

    A emancipation is a pretty fair thing to celebrate. The problem is that Juneteenth, while culturally significant to many, has little cultural relevance to a vast majority. Immigrants outnumber ADOS . It makes the holiday seem niche and engineered. In a world in which Christmas is secularists because it isn’t universally inclusive, what happens when Juneteenth is secularists as the summer solstice holiday, coyotes as Christmas in June.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Too late for Washington’s Birthday, already subsumed into Presidents’ Day

    Not in the US Code.

  201. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    OT

    While awaiting major media reviews of Facing Reality, we have these:

    Charles Murray on the Richochet podcast, an 80-minute conversation with James Lileks and company:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/facing-reality-with-charles-murray/

    Arnold Kling, who goes off on a Jewish tangent:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/facing-reality-with-charles-murray/

    Rod Dreher's in the midst of reading it, but he excerpts a long passage at the end of this piece:

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/daniel-elder-scapegoat-charles-murray-facing-reality/

    A blogger's review:

    http://www.libertystorch.info/2021/06/17/a-profile-in-courage/

    And here on Unz from Ilana Mercer:

    https://www.unz.com/imercer/murrays-empirical-wisdom-confirms-into-the-cannibals-pots-analytical-truths/

    Replies: @Anonymous

    IN the 80-minute conversation with James Lileks and company one thing stood out for me. Murray said he’s glad he’s 78 because he’s never been more pessimistic in his whole life. A very “black pill’ depressing revelation from him.

  202. @Reg Cæsar
    @AndrewR



    Today I tried a six of 4 Pines Amber Ale on special at Dan Murphy’s alongwith a Bulldog Dry London Gin for these fantastic negronis my mrs has introduced me to, and I gotta stop myself from drinking her $90 Four Pillars (best gin in the world – and wow, I gotta agree, smooth as)).
     
    PBR for me.
     
    Straight, or ironic?

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Why would I lie? Lol

  203. @Sick of Orcs
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    I found it here, but the author could be wrong.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/06/17/with-juneteenth-federal-employees-now-get-44-paid-days-off-on-average/amp/

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy

    Talk about a misleading article. The author includes 13 sick days in that number, thereby assuming that your average Fed is going to (perhaps fraudulently) all 13 of them very year. In reality, a Fed starting out gets 13 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, and 11 holidays. Definitely a little more than what the private sector gets, but not to the misleading and sensational extent posited by this article.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    The average federal worker's output isn't much much more on "work" days than when s/he calls out "sick" or there's another anti-White holiday.

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Agreed, and why begrudge federal employees or anyone else benefitting from such paid leave and holidays? Our goal should be to give it to more of the citizenry, not take it from those who have it.

    Having said that, there should be far fewer employees in the federal bureaucracy, both Pentagon and welfare state. A universal basic income can replace most federal welfare-state agencies and programs.

  204. @Servant of Gla'aki
    Who was the last Democrat elected Governor of California, who wasn't a member of the Brown family, and who also wasn't subjected to a recall election?

    ANSWER: Cuthbert Olson....in 1934!

    Replies: @res

    Interesting point, but it was 1939 (when he took office, or arguably 1943 when he left).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_California

    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
    @res


    Interesting point, but it was 1939 (when he took office, or arguably 1943 when he left).
     
    Of course you're entirely correct.

    1934 was the big race between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

    Olson got elected in '38, as you say.
  205. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Sick of Orcs

    Talk about a misleading article. The author includes 13 sick days in that number, thereby assuming that your average Fed is going to (perhaps fraudulently) all 13 of them very year. In reality, a Fed starting out gets 13 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, and 11 holidays. Definitely a little more than what the private sector gets, but not to the misleading and sensational extent posited by this article.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @RadicalCenter

    The average federal worker’s output isn’t much much more on “work” days than when s/he calls out “sick” or there’s another anti-White holiday.

  206. @Drunkbobby
    @Paleo Liberal

    You left out the slavery mandated by family courts that sentences men to provide for women who simply weren't happy. In most states, including Texas, men who were never married can even be held liable for support of children who aren't theirs and jailed for noncompliance if the mother lists them as the father on the birth certificate.

    Replies: @Anon

    Can you give me some proof of this? Looking it up and the evidence I’ve seen seems to contradict what you’re saying.

  207. @bomag
    @HyperDupont

    In my area, Fridays are de facto federal holidays every week. It is well known that you don't call or expect any action on a Friday.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber, @Anon

    When I worked in Federal government, Friday was known as “Federal Friday”; everyone pretty much disappeared at 12:00 noon.

  208. @Chris Mallory
    @Redneck farmer

    The average Federal employee gets 11 federal holidays (counting June 18), 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. Add in 104 weekend days and the average Federal employee has 148 non working days per year. That is 40% of the year. So they have the peasants beat.

    Replies: @TheJester, @RadicalCenter

    Yep it’s just federal employees and peasants … Sounds right if we ignore the millions of people who work in a college, school, or bank, the millions of people working in state, county, and local government, or the millions of people who work for larger companies. They’ll almost all have the day off, too. And good for them.

    If your objection is that people working that day should receive mandatory holiday pay, I’d agree.

    I see no problem with ensuring people one national holiday each month. Nor do I see a problem with a holiday commemorating the end of slavery (despite the odd focus on Texas slaves).

    But what we should also be seeing are new holidays honoring our European and Christian civilization: keep Columbus Day for sure, add Good Friday, and create holidays for our biggest White ethnies: German and Irish Heritage Days.

  209. @res
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Interesting point, but it was 1939 (when he took office, or arguably 1943 when he left).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_California

    Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki

    Interesting point, but it was 1939 (when he took office, or arguably 1943 when he left).

    Of course you’re entirely correct.

    1934 was the big race between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

    Olson got elected in ’38, as you say.

  210. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Sick of Orcs

    Talk about a misleading article. The author includes 13 sick days in that number, thereby assuming that your average Fed is going to (perhaps fraudulently) all 13 of them very year. In reality, a Fed starting out gets 13 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, and 11 holidays. Definitely a little more than what the private sector gets, but not to the misleading and sensational extent posited by this article.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @RadicalCenter

    Agreed, and why begrudge federal employees or anyone else benefitting from such paid leave and holidays? Our goal should be to give it to more of the citizenry, not take it from those who have it.

    Having said that, there should be far fewer employees in the federal bureaucracy, both Pentagon and welfare state. A universal basic income can replace most federal welfare-state agencies and programs.

  211. @Gamecock
    blacks get a second holiday when the Hispanics have none. This ain't right.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    Agreed. We should add federal holidays for three of our biggest racial/ethnic groups, all of whom outnumber African-“americans”: German Heritage Day, Mexican Heritage Day, and Irish Heritage Day.

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