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Yet, curiously, the same people do not think that athletic ability can be poured into anyone through enough training. That's because the left has made it acceptable to say athletic ability is genetic, but you can't say IQ is. Ergo, superior athletic ability cannot be trained, but superior IQ can. Never mind the obvious unreality of the proposition, and the racism it creates in pro sports, racism that the left would deem unacceptable if different racial groups were the beneficiaries of it.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Your Children, Their Politics at davidthompson
Of course, "failing schools" just means some schools don't have enough "resources", it's not an admission that some schools are crap Interesting how it's always framed as teacher incompetence and a lack of money. Some student populations are crap too. That's not something that can be publicly admitted though.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Your Children, Their Politics at davidthompson
Prop 209 has been functionally dead in CA for a while now. Progressives have used the courts to attack it from the moment it passed, Prop 16 is just the final burial.
rather more to do with courtesy and treating other people as if they were real, just as real as you, and no more deserving of delays, frustration, or gratuitous disrespect If only my doctors got this message. I am routinely forced to wait 30-45 minutes later than the scheduled time for my doctor to deign to make their appearance.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2020 on They Sell Failure at davidthompson
I think they backed off the driver because they realized he was of a royal caste. If he wasn't his impertinence would have been punished by a beatdown.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2020 on Provoke, Whine, Rinse, Repeat at davidthompson
But my heart still sinks at the spectre of teaching my sons to ask a White man for permission to do — well, anything What will those sons do should they end up working for a white supervisor?
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2020 on No Black Lights Were Available at davidthompson
Mathologer for the win.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
How does this not violate YouTube's Terms of Service?
Toggle Commented May 4, 2020 on A Bold Use Of Talc at davidthompson
Oberlin moved to transfer the case out of… their home county, because they didn’t think they could get a fair trial That's odd. You would think that if there is any place Oberlin could get a jury sympathetic to itself it would be its home county. If that isn't so then Oberlin has generated a lot of bad will among the general population.
If one does have expensive medication stolen, who would pay to replace it? Neither the medical insurer nor the shipping pharmacy, presumably. Homeowner's or renter's insurance?
I've posted before about the problem with “social justice”: that, in holding people to account for things others have done, it is, in fact, the opposite of justice. That's now official government policy in Germany. The right is being blamed by high officials for anti-Semitism and violence, when it's obvious to all honest observers that it's first the Muslims, then the left, that's doing those things.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2019 on You Can See How Much They Care at davidthompson
What are "racist and sorting-based mechanisms"? This looks suspiciously like English, but clearly isn't.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2019 on Elsewhere (294) at davidthompson
"My existence trumps your experience" I wonder where that bit of projection is coming from.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2019 on Not Quite Getting Over It at davidthompson
Why did England keep rationing so long after the war? That seems whacked. In any case, how are diabetics supposed to fare under this regime? Meat is both tasty and zero carb, while eating a lot of beans, rice, and such seem the opposite of what the doctor ordered.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2019 on One Tenth Of A Sausage at davidthompson
Isn't blocking somebody from walking down the street while holding a rifle felony kidnapping?
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2018 on Bad Souls And Bedlamites at davidthompson
Bleach causes chemical burns. Pouring bleach onto someone's crotch is surely sexual assault? These guys are lucky none of that splashed into their eyes.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2018 on She Seems Nice at davidthompson
Perhaps I'm crazy but I see a parallel here in the attitudes of many of the few remaining modern-day dhimmis (like the Copts in Egypt). They are often called "Islamochristian" because they've spent so long under the yoke of Islam that self-interest is almost unthinkable. They've internalized the notion of Muslims as the superior, the deserving, to whom everything is owed. Creating a population of same-thinking whites is I think the ultimate goal of "anti-racist identity".
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2018 on Milking Those Intersectional Teats at davidthompson
If your cause requires bullying to get the message across perhaps it, and your defense of it, isn't as righteous as you think it is.
"SJWs, how am I racist?" If you have to ask we can't explain it to you.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2018 on The New Rules at davidthompson
Abba is part of the "violent logic of whiteness"?
Toggle Commented May 14, 2018 on Laurie Has A Sister at davidthompson
I've noticed that actresses complaining about the pay gap appear blissfully ignorant about how much younger they are (5-10 years seems to be a good estimate) than their male co-stars. I don't know about you but to me it would be a privilege to start earning at 19 instead of 29. I don't think I've ever seen an "introducing" credit for an actor, like the one Cameron Diaz got for The Mask. Many of these actresses are also models, which can be a highly paid profession, one mostly barred to men, so it would be interesting to compare total income (modeling + acting) between the complaining actresses and similarly aged actors.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2018 on Elsewhere (266) at davidthompson
"Am I safe in assuming that the corrections to both sexes were mostly designed and administered by women?" One would assume so, which means that in the long run "corrective" teaching will only be given to boys, not girls, just like it is in every other feminist-run first world country. "The islamic sharia culture that Sweden is busily importing and imposing on itself will prove to be saner and less destructive of children than what the native 'elitist' culture is devolving into" It would argue not. At least the Swedes don't raise 10 year olds thirsting for blood. See any number of PLO children in propaganda videos. Plus things like teenage rape gangs, the Quran's admonition to beat your wife if she disobeys or displeases you, etc, etc. Nobody does spiritual and moral destruction like Islam.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2018 on Your Children, Their Politics at davidthompson
Google and Facebook are at the vanguard of this, but given Tim Cook's public statements I can't help but think Apple isn't far behind.
I use Fastmail for my email service. It's a paid service, but no SJW leanings that I can tell, and it's an Aussie company.
At least the author has a choice. An actual diabetic doesn't.