Are all racists white?

In ideology, guilt can be determined by race. In objective reality it cannot. A man’s race does not make him innocent. His race does not miraculously whitewash the past or reverse the facts.

I was prompted to write this post by the comment of a woman I heard on TV today. I don’t know her name. “Jane Doe” will do. “Most people think black people can’t be racist”, Jane Doe said. She was echoing – with approval – a comment by Gayle King on CBS This Morning, August 12, 2019.

Yep, according to the Left, a colored man absolutely cannot be racist. He can scream racist obscenities while hurling hard objects at whites in cars (I’ve seen this happen IRL) but his race makes him innocent of racism.

The illogic can be expressed thus: “He did do that but he did not do that. Although he did do that, only whites can be guilty of doing that and he is not white.”

The Left says no-one can be racist unless they are “privileged”. Whites are privileged. POC are not. Therefore whites are racist and POC are not. This is an immutable truth as a matter of race – and the facts be damned.

It’s like saying POC can’t murder a white because the victim is privileged. If the POC hurling hard objects at the white man kill him because they want his car, or because he’s white, or for any other reason whatsoever, it’s not murder. The killing lacks a victim because he’s white. Essentially, victimless killing does not cause loss. Death being loss of life, there ain’t been no death neither. When POC kills whitey, there ain’t been no killing at all.

When POC are racist, there ain’t been no racism at all.

The leftist mindset is that of a simpleton standing in a morgue, pointing at the corpses of murder victims and declaring, “The black one is dead but the white one is not ‘dead’ dead.”

Anti-white racism, encouraged by the leftist Establishment, is rampant right now. In the TV program I referred to earlier, Jane Doe’s comment prompted an outburst from a black man in the studio. “You can’t change them [whites]! They will always be racist! All we can do is get rid of them!”

The leftist Establishment – the whole rotten lot of it – is sick to the bone and the MSM is the cancer at the marrow. IMHO Feminism, with its hatred of the Patriarchy (the straight white male) is the carcinogen that promoted the racism.

Ideologues love absolutes, and they’ve managed to wrap racism in the most oppressive of circumscriptions, that all racists are white. If they had said “all murderers are white” we’d be laughing them out of town. “All racists are white” is equally absurd. It’s downright dumb as donkey drops. The Left is an ass.

Posted in Cill, Feminism, Lies, Politics, Trainwreck
84 comments on “ALL RACISTS ARE WHITE?
  1. Farm Boy says:

    “Racism” is what the self-designated smart and self-proclaimed virtuous people say it is


  2. Farm Boy says:

    Being called a racist is about as bad as one can get. Or at least that was the thought. Perhaps more so then than now


  3. Liz says:

    Lyrics to “Kill Whitey”
    The white man is a devil, a beast, berserk, snake
    Satan, serpent, evil, wicked, dragon, demonic
    Hell-Born, Iblis, savage, brutal, wild, fierce, untamed
    The archenemy, father of lies, prince of darkness
    Nigga let me start this by sayin’ the Crips and Bloods are soldiers I’m recruitin’, wit no dispute
    Drive by shootin’ on this white genetic mutant
    My homies think I’m crazy cause I shot a white baby, I said, I said, I said
    When I unload the muthafuckin Glock, ya body clot
    Ya homies are shot, I’m up the block before ya body drop
    A nigga dumpin’ on yo white ass
    Fuck this rap shit, nigga I’ma blast
    I dont give a fuck, if, none of yall niggas ain’t down
    I’ll beat a white boy to the muthafuckin’ ground

    Nothing to see here. Carry on.

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  4. Liz says:

    Per pharmaceuticals, this is a site where you can search payments made by drug and medical device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nice link, Liz. Not much money going to Kentucky hospitals that I can see. I guess cancer, obesity and opioid addiction aren’t pressing problems anymore.


  6. Farm Boy says:

    So what is a rigorous definition of racism?

    Oddly enough, nobody seems to want to define it

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Liz says:

    It’s helpful for looking up individual doctors, too. My father in law was given so many medications, and his physician was always trying to get him to take new drugs. Eventually he was told to try yet another that had just been approved.They looked him up and no shocker, he was getting a lot of kickbacks from the pharmaceutic people.

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  8. Ame says:

    for Liz:

    (is it racist if it’s a black cat? oh … no, that’s right … only if it’s a white cat! silly me!)

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  9. Liz says:

    If a person self identifies as non-white, can they be racist?

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Liz says:

    Is black face racist if you self identify as black?

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  11. Horsemanbombadil says:

    Kh “It’s a good read.”

    Read? Read what?

    [Read the boobs he meant]


  12. Ame says:

    my Oldest needed to take care of some business at a gov’t agency a few weeks ago. there was only one employee that we saw whose native language was English and few people waiting (in the HUGE waiting area) who were white.

    she was horribly treated. i know that it was b/c she’s a beautiful, white, young lady.


  13. Adam says:

    Sheesh, racist is old hat. All the cool lefties are using white supremacist now.

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  14. Adam says:

    During his arrest he calling the officers ‘pigs’ and ‘racist c****’.

    Disagreeing with a black man is racist. The two female officers were also most likely white supremacists.


  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    Remember chemistry classes where pieces of sodium metal were put on water and it fizzed and burned?

    Fireworks done right. Well done USA. Pity it isn’t in colour

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  16. […] Space: All Racists Are White? (2019 August […]


  17. Horsemanbombadil says:

    Found this while trying to find out who Amy Horton was. (Eww)

    The title may have hit on something.

    Men as a group are targetted, portrayed, etc etc by all of society as evil at worst, harmful as average and idiots at best. So of course they should be hated. Obviously.

    But humans need social relationships, not just belonging to a community. Women especially so. Hence the need for bonding.

    But if men are hated, that only leaves other women. A few tilt that way, many try it (hey at least I don’t hate them.). But then one is bonding with a mirror, someone the same as them. It doesn’t fill the need to bond.

    So its back to being alone with an unfilled need.

    So then they fill the bond need with people they hate, men. When the bond need is great they overcome the hate as men fill a need. Then once satiated, the hate returns and they want to distance from those they hate. Observed cycle?

    So three horrible choices. That will never be solved because the one thing you need you are taught to hate.

    Why don’t men get this?

    They do to a lesser and manageable degree. Men are different (gasp)

    1. Men do not hate women as a group. Distrust them, see them as manipulating, even hate a particular woman. But as a generality men do not hate women, as a feeling or a cause.

    2. Men are less dependent on the pair bond for social relationships. Brotherhood and mutual work on a mission largely replaces it. Otherwise groups of men in isolation for months wouldn’t function but that is exactly how explorers, whalers, railroaders, lumberjacks, military have achieved great things for hundreds of years.

    (Yes men get horny and go nuts on leave but even a modern cargo ship is at sea for months and the men don’t go nuts. Prison is an abberation, no mission to focus on)

    Great strategy. Set up a non harmonic feedback loop because you hate something you need.

    Why it is intractable, unsolveable and failure is baked in at this point.

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  18. Horsemanbombadil says:

    I love Larry. He is so practical.

    “Loggers, fisherpeople, bush pilots, farmers, refuse collectors, electrical line workers – all can be gender-integrated to help close the pay gap!…

    In the same spirit, America can draft young women into these occupations. Perhaps by lottery, using computer algorithms to select for physical suitability. Some of these women will be unhappy (during the 20th century, many draftees were unhappy). Some will be injured, or crippled, or die – collateral damage on the way to a better world.”

    Bitch you want more money, do something with skill os something we have to pay people to do cause it sucks.

    P.s. bring on a great recession. Not a collapse but enough where we have to strip out the meaningless work a la Price’s Law


  19. Horsemanbombadil says:

    More Larry. Been saying it myself for a while. Now add in 15+% of the workforce being boomers over 60 who will age out of the workforce shortly.

    And a similar demographic bulge in men 40+ who are divorced and won’t marry again.

    If divorce 35+ is meant to be a trade up in female thinking then it is a reshuffling of the population, right? You’re tradeup is either another woman’s cast off or a man who never married at 35+.

    But this experience, divorce or unmarriageable until 40, has an effect right? Some men opt out of the reshuffling? See how even 15% opting out collapses the system?


  20. Farm Boy says:

    In an effort to achieve “diversity” within its physics department, Stanford University is offering a separate physics course in order to ensure retention of “underrepresented” physics majors.


  21. Farm Boy says:

    What the hell is going on at ⁦@NBCNews⁩ ? “Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women. Women are realizing not only that they don’t need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression.”

    — Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) August 22, 2019


  22. Cill says:

    Horseman’s link at 4:24 pm

    “Barthes didn’t cover the specifics of a lot of stuff that I’m interested in, like trying to kiss a gender that is actively oppressing you.”

    Imagine what it’s like for the bloke she’s trying to kiss. Why the fuck is she kissing him when she hates men that much? She’s looking for any way to bring him down and she’ll go through the odius process of kissing to achieve just that. If he’s stupid enough to become her S.O. he’s a cuck waiting to happen, and he better pray it doesn’t get a lot worse than that. She’s not worth a pump and dump. Avoid her like the plague.

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  23. Cill says:

    … FB’s link at 4:59 pm s like a follow on.
    “Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women. Women, on the other hand, are increasingly realizing not only that they don’t need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression.”

    When it comes to heterosexuality, increasing numbers of men are independent-minded. Sex with women who have that attitude is like fucking a snake. I’d very happily do without it. And when, as she hopes, all women are like that, I bet I’m a lot better set up for independence than they are.


  24. BuenaVista says:

    I would flip Cill’s syllogism (he wrote that the culture has decided that “all racists are white.”)
    Seems to me that the accepted received wisdom is “all whites are racist.”

    Similarly, “all men are rapists”, not “all rapists are men.”

    If I sound extreme, when was the last time an edgy female got in trouble for suggesting that all men are rapists? Even the tradcons endorse that stuff, because it segues neatly into “… unless they are Christian servant-leaders” or “unless they are bound to a woman in marriage.”

    A woman I invested nine years in, who is miserable now, asked to meet with me. We haven’t had a face-to-face in a year.

    I said, “Sure, let’s have lunch and get caught up.”

    She said, “Can’t we just meet at our secret place?” The secret place is a wildlife/hunting reserve, surrounded by miles and miles of corn and bean fields — hence no humans around.

    “No. Let’s meet for lunch or a drink, you choose.” I will not meet her without witnesses, in other words. She’s smart, she caught my drift. Previously she has used me to punish her cuck husband, and I’d be amazed if he doesn’t have a GPS tracker on her truck.

    “I don’t know … let me think about that.”

    So it’s not going to happen, because the profile of a false accuser is a female who’s not getting what she wants, and there is no statute of limitations. I’m not saying that she intended to set me up. I am saying that both of us know that she could. As The Liz and The Ton know, a busted wife tends to accuse her lover of rape. And boy howdy don’t the bureaucrats enjoy defending her honor.

    Here’s the story of the L.A. Times China bureau chief, and how two women “remembered” two drunken hookups with him from years prior, in which they admit to voluntary sexual activity, but recently decided he assaulted them. So they took his career and his life.

    While he sounds like a putz, it’s astonishing how easily he was taken out. Examining the comments — and this is “Reason”, a libertarian rag — one sees the usual tradcon men saying, “Well, he should be married, like me, then this would never happen.” See? All men are rapists.

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  25. Cill says:

    Before I signed the agreement with my woman and her parents, I’d already just about turned off the open market. Most Western women are not worth the pump and dump. It’s like wrapping a snake around your dick and stropping with it.

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  26. BuenaVista says:

    Just a brief reflection on “all whites are racist” and “all men are rapists.” (Footnote: as The Deti noted, the new comeback to any male not bowing to the feminist order is “Found the incel!” i.e., if you don’t comply with the orthodoxy you are a pathetic loser with a small dick. I have experienced “Found the incel!” three times in the last week, online. “Found the incel!” is trending, social media people.)

    Let’s consider what happens here. When someone calls me a “racist” I just laugh and say, “Fuck off.” A lot of men do. The charge has been devalued to zero through overuse.

    Now they’re working on the “You’re a rapist at heart in your soul in your fiber” idea. Do they realize what happens when enough men say, “Fuck off, I hope you encounter a real rapist” someday? Well, no. They don’t realize it.

    The current socio-sexual conflict, imo, is based on men finally drawing a line. We know the women have won the legal, financial, child relationship roles. We know we don’t get to have families and legacies. Okay, that’s settled. But for some reason females are screeching “Found the incel!” and declaiming on how male hetero lifestyles are toxic. If they believed any of that stuff, they’d be happy and move on. But they don’t believe it. They STILL WANT A MAN, only one in the Gillette, self-castrating dog formulation. They’ll even self-describe as RED PILL WOMEN, to get one.

    But they’ve overplayed their hand. The interesting guys don’t want any piece or part of them. “I want you but you’re so totally a rapist” is a poor seduction line.

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  27. Choicy says:

    Good post again Cillo. You tell it like a ratchet clicking down on the conclusion mate. As usual I’m dead on me feet. All best wishes to my mates at spawny. BV your are right mate.

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  28. BuenaVista says:

    Cill, on stropping:

    There’s that. And there’s the unpleasantness of sleeping with older women, which is what my ex- is. She is in truly amazing shape — my IQ would drop by half when she dropped her clothing — but … multiple children, a radical hysterectomy. This is why older women develop “wiles”, this is why they usually value sexual skills, why they develop a sexual imagination. Want to have a vase thrown at you? Mention, “You do realize my dick doesn’t get larger every time you have a baby.”

    The bartender I was seeing this summer has none of those issues, but the STD infection rate for millenials is horrifying. And they don’t even care!

    I do think women have backed themselves into a corner, but do not realize it. We’ll know in five years. Maybe they’ll be fine doing the turkey-baster thing with purchased sperm. I have no idea. I just know that someone who wanted to spend her life with me doesn’t want to meet if there are witnesses, in a strange restaurant 50 miles away.

    I also know that all of the interesting, accomplished young men I meet (“educated” or otherwise) are wise to the game. Spent an hour yesterday talking with a construction guy (builds McMansions) batting ideas on leadership around. I’d say he’s early 30’s. He’ll never marry unless he has a panic attack at the notion of being old and single like BV!

    Woof! Woof woof woof!!!

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  29. Cill says:

    BV gets straight to the nitty gritty of it.

    I thought of the title first and wrote it down. When I looked at it later I momentarily thought it read “All Whites are Racist?”. So it was interesting to use it as the title of the post, for that reason.

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  30. Cill says:

    Onya Choicy. Good to know you still look at the blog, albeit at the end of a hard working day. Go well you dinkum ozzie battler.

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  31. RichardP says:

    It’s simple. Always will be.

    Women suck up to powerful men – equals:
    Women suck up to men who have something they want.

    Thus, “men dominate women”.

    Don’t want to be dominated by a man, get for yourself the things that he has that you want.

    What do you mean “you can’t”?

    Well, then, stop wanting it.

    What do you mean “you can’t”?

    And so we come again to the age-old question: How, then, shall we live together?

    Truth: neither sex can get by themselves all of the things they want and need. They need the help of the other sex. How, then, do we convince the other sex to help us out?

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  32. Cill says:

    “You do realize my dick doesn’t get larger every time you have a baby.”

    Wow! By jove BV, that’s pretty brutal 😉


  33. BuenaVista says:

    Well, it may be brutal Cill. But all women know this and until recently, understood it to be important information. We discussed Candace Bushnell’s fascination with “vaginal rejuvenation” here the other day. (Bushnell is a woman my age who wants to thrill her boyfriends as though she hasn’t had 10 abortions and 247 lovers. Ooops, sorry. That was as of last week. 248.)

    There’s only about 5000 years of literature describing the wiley wiles of a mature woman. They’re in the Bible, for goodness sakes. (And rightly, rightly so.) A lofty, middle-aged courtesan is a staple of all drama, fiction and opera since there was a Western canon. But today they’re happy today to make “Found the incel!” jokes and segue from their into their “limp little dick” routines.

    Okay. It’s a laff riot. Like all things socio-sexual, however, this is a two-way street. If women wish to reduce men to their functioning, or poorly functioning, dicks (as women do today), that’s fine. Turnabout is also fine.

    I have a friend who knows more about vaginas than 99.99999999% of humanity. She’s a gyn-onc — Gynecological Oncologist. She makes a living operating on vaginas and associated plumbing. We had a thing going for a while and she made BV blush with her sexual demands and expectations, and BV is a worldly guy. This is when I realized: they’ll actually yell at you for not doing them in the ass! Also her stories*. There is NOTHING she doesn’t know about vaginas, just like there is NOTHING BV doesn’t know about illicit human network constrain/kill.

    Well. We both moved on and were in the late-night-I’m-drunk-what’s-up-with-you phase. Understand, she’s an Amazon, her ex- is 6’5″, her two children were probably 11 pounders.

    I was moaning about the worst sex I’ve ever had in my life.

    I said, “Well, one of the problems is that she doesn’t realize what four vaginal deliveries and a radical hysterectomy do … it’s like the Holland Tunnel down there.”

    “That’s offensive!”

    I pondered.

    “Well, she’s old enough to compensate.”

    This is the woman who yelled at me for not raping her butt without warning. But I’m “offensive.”

    Being a snooty intellectual, I understood. Women know what happens to their privates when they push a series of humans through their birth canal. They’re just not prepared to admit it, since they all think they’re still Taylor Swift.

    *Her mentor in residency, down in Louisiana, was a worldly man. She asked him how all these morbidly obese females had boyfriends and husbands. (Her patients are 90% YUGE, like 400 pounders.) He said, “For every pig, there’s a pig fucker.” And he’s right!

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  34. BuenaVista says:

    In regard to the middle-aged courtesan*, this aria is from my favorite opera. This female (an elegant, older courtesan) archetype is a fixture in our culture, with very good reason.

    It ends with the courtesan walking into the sea, her hope and future forfeited.

    When I was required to attend counseling, as a condition of staying married and keeping my family intact, I would leave her office, crippled for the day, but having 10 hours to go at my company where everyone depended on me being upbeat, chipper, smart, charming. Which, I suspect, I was. It’s harder than it sounds when you feel like someone has just split your head in two. And I would look at the sky, driving west on US50, between Fairfax and Dulles, wishing I could walk into the sky as she walks into the sea. I didn’t know that the shrink reported our sessions to my ex-, whereupon they appeared in her divorce petition. I should have, but it never occurred to me. Just never occurred to me. I was dumb that way. Not no more.

    *Courtesan: Professional mistress.

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  35. BuenaVista says:

    Ooops. Here’s the aria. La Rondine, Puccini.

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  36. BuenaVista says:

    Since I know you’re all hungry for more opera, here is Gheorghia (sic) performing live. She’s just incredible.

    If one thing comes out of this day, one of you will attend “La Rondine”.

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  37. BuenaVista says:

    I don’t even know how the instrumentalists keep their composure. I asked my sister once (she played for the National and the Dallas Opera) and she shrugged. “It’s a job.”

    OK, I’ll go away for a few days now. I hope someone listens to this opera.

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    “The second issue is, calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist,” Frances continued. “Trump is as destructive of person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were.”


  39. Farm Boy says:

    “I don’t know what happened here, but I don’t like the way it’s being put together,” he said. “There’s too many convenient excuses, there’s too many people — as you say — looking the other way.

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  40. Ame says:

    oh, my! that theater! Teatro La Fenice!

    i googled pics … it’s stunning!

    okay … the opera was beautiful, too 🙂

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  41. Ame says:

    Horseman – But if men are hated, that only leaves other women. A few tilt that way, many try it (hey at least I don’t hate them.). But then one is bonding with a mirror, someone the same as them. It doesn’t fill the need to bond.

    my mom left my dad, moved to the other side of the country … moved her g/f with her … some twelve or so years later, guess who’s miserable? or so i hear through the grapevine. i have no desire to talk to her and listen to her woes about her g/f and g/f’s son. so i don’t.


  42. Liz says:

    OT: Not sure if this has been posted about yet, but Prager U is taking Youtube to court on tuesday. This is a pretty important case.


  43. Liz says:

    That’s strange…I think my post went automatically to the mod q or something. I posted a video to Prager U, they have a very important court case coming up on tuesday.

    [Freed it I did]


  44. Liz says:

    Stanford University is offering a separate physics course in order to ensure retention of “underrepresented” physics majors.

    Wow. So….they’re saying they will have separate physics for “under represented” actual physics majors? I’m trying to imagine it…
    “Oh, a physics degree from Stanford? That’s great…”
    “Well, my physics degree isn’t actually in real physics, it’s unrepresented physics…I took classes like “volts for dolts” and “masses for asses…”

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    NEW FRONT IN THE WAR ON THE PRESS: TRUMP allies say they have archived embarrassing posts by hundreds of employees of @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN & others.
    The TRUMP allies plan to disseminate the posts in response to coverage they consider unfair.

    — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 25, 2019

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    Joules for fools
    Amps for tramps
    Watts for hots (they are under-represented also)

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  47. BuenaVista says:

    Like I want to get on a plane with a captain who has her ATP from Urepresented USAF, or Unrepresented Embry-Riddle.


    Cill, referencing your ‘pump and dump’ comment, I’ve actually never had one. Not even in college. I’m sexually aggressive, but what’s been interesting in my life (in this department) is the number of women who are confused if I show up the next day.


    On a happier note, some monster from Australia who’s a punter/kicker crushes a guy in the NFL.

    A few notes for the non-football literate:

    a. Punters are small guys. No one even bothers to block them.

    b. Men who return punts and kicks are fast, iron-strong, and fearless.

    c. Aussie Mitch will never have to buy a beer again in San Francisco.

    So some guy who played Australian-rules football or rugby or some shit just caused every film room in college and pro football to go berserk. I’m sorry, but there’s never been a punter in the history of the NFL who did this:

    Mitch Wishnowsky, Australian Rules football player, now starring for your San Francisco 49ers:

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  48. BuenaVista says:

    Iowa has an Australian Rules football player/punter this year. He’s 27 and has tattoos up the ying-yang. We hope for the best.


  49. BuenaVista says:

    I don’t think he’s (our Aussie hoodlum) allowed to smoke cigarettes at practice, but who knows? Our coach (the longest serving coach in college football) is only nicey-nice in press conferences. He’s likely to say, “He’s too old to tell what to do. But I draw the line on smoking on the bus.”


  50. BuenaVista says:

    Guy was an electrician in a mining camp in some 8000 mile Aussie desert or some shit. Didn’t like it. He’s decided to be a North American Football player. I don’t bet against guys like that.

    –BV OUT!

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  51. Adam says:

    I used to run one of those camps. Hard men out there.

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  52. Cheque d'Out says:

    I think that GEOTUS has had a few encouraging words in Boris’ shell-like

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  53. Cheque d'Out says:

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  54. Liz says:

    like the Holland Tunnel down there

    What if it identifies as trans-slender?

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    “I don’t know that anyone even wants to see her on the debate stage. Everyone I have talked to finds her performative and obnoxious,” said the ex-staffer who worked in Gillibrand’s Senate office.

    “She comes across as an opportunist to the public. I think that’s the biggest problem,” one ex-staffer told the Post. The former aide criticized Gillibrand’s apparent tendency to change her policy positions whenever it is politically expedient to do so“

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    Tiare Sua, a man presenting himself as a woman and who works at the Maui AIDS Foundation, told Maui News that it’s ultimately sexist to believe that men are inherently stronger than women.


  57. Liz says:

    A few weeks back Mike was flying with a divorced (recently engaged) Captain.
    He and his fiancé had hooked up randomly one night a few years back. Then they hooked up again a few months later. Whenever he was in town he might swing by and “hook up” again. They lived in different states and never actually went out on a date.
    Then one day she tells him she’s pregnant, so they got engaged.
    Anyone see anything wrong with this story?
    Mike suggested (not to him) she probably sent out five texts to different people to see who would respond.

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    Liz and the neighborhood kids

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  59. Ame says:


    A few weeks back Mike was flying with a divorced (recently engaged) Captain.
    He and his fiancé had hooked up randomly one night a few years back. Then they hooked up again a few months later. Whenever he was in town he might swing by and “hook up” again. They lived in different states and never actually went out on a date.
    Then one day she tells him she’s pregnant, so they got engaged.
    Anyone see anything wrong with this story?
    Mike suggested (not to him) she probably sent out five texts to different people to see who would respond.

    are there really still men who believe that without paternity testing?!!!


  60. Liz says:

    are there really still men who believe that without paternity testing?!!!

    Apparently. Educated too. I have to wonder why he told Mike this.
    Maybe he was saying it out loud as a way of reevaluating his decision.
    Always say your big ideas out loud…sometimes just hearing them can put things into perspective.
    Paternity tests are typically after birth not before.

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  61. Ame says:

    i’m a big believer in speaking out loud … and reading out loud. if you want to remember, speak it out loud.

    all the editing i do for my Oldest in college, i read it out loud to her – catch most everything that way.

    hope that pilot thinks through this enough to demand a paternity test.

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  62. Ame says:

    Top hacker shows us how it’s done | Pablos Holman | TEDxMidwest


  63. Cill says:

    BV I share your passion for Puccini.
    Here’s another performance, superb in a different way. Dvořák this time:

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  64. Ame says:

    United Airlines Flight 232 Captain Al Haynes dies

    SEATTLE, Washington (KTIV) – Captain Al Haynes, who has been considered a hero for his abilities during the United Airlines Flight 232 crash, died on Sunday.

    Gary Brown, Woodbury County Emergency Manager, confirmed to KTIV that Haynes died in a Seattle hospital Sunday.

    In July 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 crashed at Sioux City’s Sioux Gateway Airport.

    It was a rare case of complete loss of control due to tail fan failure, and destruction of all hydraulic lines. Thanks to Captain Al Haynes, and his crew, Sioux Gateway Airport had a full 30 minutes to prepare for the crash landing.

    One hundred and twelve lives were lost in the crash. However, within 40 minutes, all 184 survivors had been found, triaged, and transported to local hospitals.

    Funeral services for Haynes have not yet been confirmed.


  65. BuenaVista says:

    IIRC, United attempted to re-create Haynes landing in the sim, and couldn’t.

    The radio transcript/recording of the Haynes cockpit is stunnng.

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  66. BuenaVista says:

    I’m sure many of you have studied the Tufte oeuvre, his first major book being “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”. I bought all of Tufte for my senior staff, back when, and his evisceration of MS Powerpoint, in a short pamphlet, warmed my soul (I loathe .ppt and its corruption of thought and language).

    But 100 years before Tufte, black intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois produced these:

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  67. BuenaVista says:

    Cill: It’s interesting that the initial glissando on the harp is present also in La Rondine. I haven’t … checked … to see who was first. But somebody borrowed from somebody.

    Dvorak was in NYC and homesick for Bohemia and instead traveled to my homestate and spent the summer in Spillville, Iowa, where he composed Sym. #9, “From the New World.”

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  68. BuenaVista says:

    This is the famous chart Tufte did of Napoleon’s disastrous Russia invasion. You can also buy it as a print to be framed and ;mounted. Tufte is an academic but his books are fine coffee table discussion pieces.

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  69. thedeti says:


    I recall hearing about United 232. No one had ever landed a commercial plane in that condition before. There were no procedures in place for it so no one had ever been trained for it. That was supposed to be a completely unrecoverable situation. That that crew saved 60% of the lives on board is nothing short of miraculous.

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  70. Ame says:

    whoa – Captain Al Haynes was a passenger on that flight and came to the cockpit when the plane was in trouble:

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  71. thedeti says:


    Haynes was the assigned captain and pilot on that flight. There was another United officer named Dennis Finch on the flight as a passenger, who was also a captain and a certified DC 10 flight instructor. Haynes called Finch to the cockpit for assistance. Source: Wikipedia

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  72. Ame says:

    oh, thanks for correcting me, Deti – i got that all mixed up.


  73. BuenaVista says:

    Deti’s right. They put a commuting pilot (from the back) in the jump seat. It may well have kept him alive. I think the fatality rate in the back was about 40%.

    At the time I was trying to raise money to buy my first real company. I had an investor from Denver nibbling, but his wife and daughter died in the landing. It was my first experience, I think, engaging someone who’d experienced that kind of sudden and inexplicable catastrophe. I think I handled it okay but you never know.

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  74. Ame says:

    whoa, BV. that’s … i cannot imagine.

    i don’t remember much of that tragedy, but i’m sure it’s b/c my husband sheltered me from it.

    when that delta crash happened in dallas, we were engaged, and i had just had a major skin graft in my mouth. because of the meds, i stayed at his apartment so i could be watched – it was summer, and my roomies were out-of-town. he came back from work or class, can’t remember, and i was a hysterical wreck from having been watching the news coverage of that all day. from then on he banned me from watching stuff like that, which was a gift. he continued to protect me from things i could not emotionally handle.

    when i remember things like that it deeply saddens me how it all ended. as my girls and i often say … when he was good, none could surpass him. but when he was bad, he won on that front, too 😦


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