Wednesday, January 31, 2024

sunken Ford super duty dives 22 feet into frozen lake with trailer attached

By R.C.
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 08:58:05 p.m. est

sunken Ford super duty dives 22 feet into frozen lake with trailer attached

distraught family mourns father of 2 killed in 11-hour DC, prince George's co. crime spree

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 09:04:46 p.m. est

"It's the blecks," said the south african.

woman has been drugging and robbing men in downtown Austin... for years!

By A Texas Reader
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 09:20:03 p.m. est

"the woman has been linked to several incidents reported as early as jan. 2022 and as recently as december."

She should be drugged with fen-phen.

exposed: illegal human beings hidden in secret room at major airport protected by military guard

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat

exposed: illegal human beings hidden in secret room at major airport protected by military guard

Ted Nugent on the "vaccines"

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat

Ted Nugent on the "vaccines"

He is still alive.

Others have "died suddenly."

"died suddenly" - bing

Ted Nugent - "Stranglehold" (Official Audio)

Music video by Ted Nugent performing "Stranglehold."

the long odyssey hunting for two mexican murderers, who jumped the border in 1995!

By A Texas Reader
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 09:22:35 p.m. est

"investigators said both suspects fled to mexico, but Mendez was eventually arrested in 2001 and sentenced to 31 years in prison. Rios was tracked down by the Harris county sheriff's office and the fbi, leading to his august 2023 arrest in mexico. He was..."

stunning: map shows all food processing plants that have burned down, blown up or been destroyed under fake president/real gangster Joe Biden

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 10:11:54 pm est

stunning: map shows all food processing plants that have burned down, blown up or been destroyed under Biden

dog eat dog world

By R.C.
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 10:40:20 p.m. est

dog eat dog world

O'Keefe goes undercover: white house official gives tell-all on behind-the-scenes discussions surrounding fake president/real gangster Joe Biden’s mental health decline & Kamala Harris’ unpopularity within the administration (and especially, black staff!) – “what they can't say publicly”

wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 11:35:56 p.m. est

“@vp @KamalaHarris hemorrhages black staff. she can’t keep black staff. they quit on her en masse” “she will be the vice president nominee.”

The Best Years of Our Lives: The Aircraft Graveyard Scene, and the Entire Picture, for Free!

Re-posted by N.S.

Unfortunately, You have to sit through commercials, in order to see the entire picture, but it’s worth it to see the greatest movie ever made.

1 year ago

Wyler: “’It’s going to need some music.’

Friedhofer: ‘Okay.’”

1 year ago

“I will never ever understand why Dana Andrews did not get a best actor award for this film. He was not even nominated! Criminal.”


@Claudia Gibson Andrews was unlucky, sort of.

In getting one of the two main roles in the greatest picture ever made, he was plenty lucky. However, while in the source material, Andrews' role of Fred Derry (the poem opens, "Fred Derry, killer of 100 men") was the protagonist, Sam Goldwyn decided to have Freddie March play Al Stephenson, which meant Al would be the protagonist, and Goldwyn would campaign for March to get nominated for Best Actor.

Then Andrews should have been nominated and won for Best Supporting Actor. More bad luck. The Academy wanted to do something for returning veterans, so it decided to bestow a special Oscar on Harold Russell, who had brilliantly played Homer Parish. But then the Academy went overboard, and also nominated Russell for a competitive Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and who was going to stand in the way of a returning, disabled veteran?

"Glory for Me: The 268-Page Poem That Became the Movie The Best Years of Our Lives"

1 year ago

“It always seemed to me that Andrews’ character required the most suspension of disbelief. How does a guy with no higher education become a captain as a bombardier? Or how does a character with the screen presence of Andrews start out as a soda jerk and return as a soda jerk?”

​ N.S. @davidreidenberg9941 1. The War. 2. The end of The War.

Imagine many years later that, as a young man, Fred’s age, you left the country, and went on amazing adventures, and accomplished great things. And then, by the time you returned, your country had changed, and been taken over by people who counted nothing you’d done an accomplishment.

Dana Andrews’ character requires no suspension of disbelief at all.

6 years ago

“Even the name of the airplane: ‘Round Trip,’ with the question mark underneath it, adds meaning to the scene. This is a story of each man’s round trip, to war and back and facing all the uncertainties surrounding war: whether they would return at all, whether they would return as a whole person, and what type of life are they returning home to?”

5 years ago

“Dana Andrews lifted himself in and out of that forward position like he’d been doing it all his life...nice touch...”

2 years ago

guy johnson  “I wouldn’t be surprised if William Wyler himself showed him how to do it.”

5 years ago

“There is much symbolism in this scene. As you note, the graffiti on the plane, the others with their propellers removed, the dusty, neglected interior, and most of all the patterns present from the weathering of the cockpit dome, looking like bomb explosions. There are several scenes in this film that get to me: this one of course, the PTSD-induced nightmare scene that Peggy wakes Fred from, the reading of the Air Medal citation by Fred's alcoholic father, Fred telling Homer to get married after he had just gotten fired, and the final scene where he embraces Peggy and, essentially, proposes. Very, very sensitive and emotional scripting and film-making.”

5 years ago (edited)

vegetony “The airplane Round Trip was a actually a 8th Air Force plane that flew in combat during late 43 early 44 there a few bombers that competed 50 to almost 200 hunded missions with various crews there was a plane named Hells Angels it flew 25 missions before the Mephis Belle did by a week I think could be wrong if you get a chance look up the history of a B-26 called FLAK BAIT it flew 202. combat missions the nose section is in the Smithstonaion good day Bruce”

london: nine hospitalized in suspected 'acid attack' that targeted woman and her two children

By R.C.
wednesday, january 31, 2024 at 10:18:27 p.m. est

"london: nine Hospitalized in suspected 'acid attack' that targeted woman and her two children"

“There are jobs that Americans won’t do.”

“Peace Without Victory”: “How President Nixon Mastered the Most Dangerous Middle East Conflict”

Re-posted by N.S.

“Peace without victory.” Thank you so much for posting this. In four minutes, the President gave us a master class on “the Big Game.”

1 hour ago

“I love how everyone in these comments is just acting like watergate never happened lmao, literally the biggest controversy any president has EVER had but we act like it didn’t happen”

N.S.: I’m not acting as if watergate never happened. Do let us talk about watergate!

The watergate “controversy” entailed a criminal conspiracy within the offices of the washington post, led by its crypto-communist executive editor, Ben Bradlee, with its fake reporters, cia asset Bob Woodward and red diaper baby Carl Bernstein, conspiring further with fbi number 2 man, W. Mark Felt (later dubbed by Woodward and Bernstein “deep throat”), who fed them classified documents, in order to try and topple Felt’s own boss, out of Felt’s rage at being passed over for the head job, and Woodward and Bernstein to breach the secrecy of the watergate grand jury, in order to undo the 1972 election.

And so, not only was none of the real criminals involved, Bradlee, Felt, Woodward or Bernstein, imprisoned, they got glory, fraudulent Pulitzer Prizes, at least one vicarious Oscar (Bradlee), and millions of dollars (Woodward and Bernstein) out of their crimes. And who said, crime doesn’t pay?

"nyc homeless [sic] shelter population surges 53%" during newest fake illegal alien "crisis"; new york post operatives perpetuate their war on English, as its Gauleiter block almost all commenters

By N.S.

"nyc homeless shelter population surges 53% during migrant [sic] crisis: mayor's report"

"the number of homeless people in new york city's shelter system skyrocketed 53% over the past year."

If a condition was deliberately caused by executive action, all the moreso, if the executive action was criminal, then it's not a "crisis." "meanwhile, the average length of stay in shelters dropped by about 29 percent for families with children, and childless families and 10 percent for single adults compared to the same period a year ago."

Carl Campanile, Craig McCarthy, their copyeditors and proofreaders all need English lessons. The phrase, "families with children," is redundant. All families have children. A family consists of a mother, a father, and at least one child. (An unwed mother and one or more children do not a family make. Ditto for a grandmother and one or more children.) Accordingly, there is no such thing as a "childless family." Were Campanile, McCarthy, et al. thinking of what one calls, in English, "couples"?

Postscript, 5:33 p.m.: I just tried to comment, but the post's ai Gauleiter blocked me, saying "LOG IN TO COMMENT." I wonder how many readers had the same experience?

"Mother doesn't like you, but I like you": See how a little boy's words save his father's life, in King Vidor's The Crowd (1928), One of the Great Masterpieces of Pictures (Multiple Different Versions!), in spite of MGM's Meddling with the Ending

["King Vidor: The Men Who Made the Movies (1973) Richard Schickel’s TV Documentary on PBS (Video)."]

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The Crowd (1928): Full silent movie directed by King Vidor, stars James Murray, Eleanor Boardman

"1,943 views Premiered Jan 1, 2024 #oldhollywood #vintagefashion #vintagestyle The Crowd is a 1928 silent movie nominated for the very first best picture Academy Award as "Unique and Artistic Achievement" and is considered today one of the best silent films [N.S.: films, period!] in history. The Crowd was directed by King Vidor and stars James Murray, Eleanor Boardman and Bert Roach.

"IMDB plot summary: The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles, and downfalls."

"👉🎥 for more classic movie news, books and lists!"

"From wikipedia:

The Crowd was conceived by director King Vidor and filmed after the success of his previous film, the critically acclaimed box office success The Big Parade.

Vidor wanted the new film to be innovative in its story, acting, and cinematography. The film mixes striking visual styles and moving camera cinematography – as well as hidden cameras in some of the New York City scenes, and subtle use of scale models and dissolves – influenced by 1920s German cinema and F.W. Murnau in particular, with intense, intimate scenes of the family's struggle. Vidor avoided casting big-name stars in the film to attain greater authenticity; Murray had started as a studio extra, and had appeared in featured roles already, but had made his way to California riding boxcars and doing odd jobs such as shoveling coal and washing dishes. For his female lead, Vidor selected Eleanor Boardman, an MGM contract actress and also Vidor's second wife.

Vidor's great financial success at MGM in the 1920s allowed him to sell the unusual scenario to production head Irving Thalberg as an experimental film. MGM chief Louis B. Mayer reportedly disliked the film for its bleak subject matter and lack of a happy ending, and the studio held the film from release for almost a year. At the studio's insistence, seven alternate upbeat endings were filmed, according to Vidor's autobiography, and previewed in small towns. The film was finally released with two endings, one Vidor's original ending, and another with the family gathered around a Christmas tree after John has gotten a job with an advertising agency. Exhibitors could choose which version to show, but, at least according to Vidor, the happy ending was rarely shown.

French director Jean-Luc Godard, when asked in the 1960s why more films were not made about ordinary people, he responded, "The Crowd had already been made, so why remake it?" Yet, at the time of its release, just before the start of the Great Depression, audiences were already seeking escapist entertainment over the realism portrayed in The Crowd, a stark realism that filmmakers would not embrace again until after World War II. The film, however, proved to be popular enough during the months after its distribution in 1928 that it grossed twice its production costs. The arrival of sound films at the same time combined to radically change filmmaking. Due to the limitations imposed by early sound-filming techniques, The Crowd's innovations in camera movement would not be equaled for another decade.

[This 1928 American film entered the public domain on January 1, 2024 (N.S.: actually, 2023), per the Copyright Term Extension Act.]

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With Music (May be the same version as that from The Wayback Machine above)

1,434 views Jan 1, 2024 #publicdomain #1920s #silentfilm
#fullmovie #publicdomain #silentfilm #1920s
Irving Thalberg - Producer

Score contained new original music under copyright, hence it was removed to avoid copyright infringement

Synopsis: John, an ambitious but undisciplined New York City office worker, meets and marries Mary. They start a family, struggle to cope with marital stress, financial setbacks, and tragedy

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: King Vidor

Top cast: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, Daniel G. Tomlinson, Dell Henderson, Lucy Beaumont

The WEJB/NSU Theater, 1902-1981:

Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902);

The Great Train Robbery (1903);

C.B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man (1914);

D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915);

D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Through the Ages (1916);

Harry Carey and John “Jack” Ford’s Straight Shooting (1917), the First Feature-Length, “Cheyenne Harry” Western;

Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms (1918);

The Outlaw and His Wife (1918), Starring and Directed by Victor Sjöström (Seastrom);

Starring “Jack”: See the 1920 Silent Picture Classic of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde;

Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920);

Buster Keaton’s One Week (1920);

D. W. Griffith’s Way Down East (1920);

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1921);

The Kid (1921), Charlie Chaplin’s First Feature as Director;

Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou’s First Pictures Featuring the Evil Genius, Dr. Mabuse: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, Teil I (Dr. Mabuse, the Player, Part I); and

Dr. Mabuse, Teil II: Inferno
(Dr. Mabuse, Inferno, Part II, both 1922, released one month apart) with English subtitles;

James Cruze’s The Covered Wagon (1923);

John Ford’s The Iron Horse (1924);

Charlie, in The Gold Rush (1925);

Lon Chaney, in The Phantom of the Opera (1925);

King Vidor, Laurence Stallings, and Harry Behn’s The Big Parade (1925), Starring Gilbert and Adore!

Buster Keaton’s The General (1926);

John Ford’s 1926 Western, 3 Bad Men;

When a Man Loves (1927), Starring “Jack” and Dolores Costello;

Josef von Sternberg and Ben Hecht’s Underworld (1927), the First American Gangster Picture;

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (1927);

“Wild Bill” Wellman’s Restored, Classic Silent Picture, Wings (1927), One of the First Two Best Picture Oscar Winners;

F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927, One of the First Two Best Picture Oscar Winners);

Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou’s Dystopian Science Fiction Epic, Metropolis (1927), the Greatest S/F Picture Ever, Plus Its Soundtrack Suite;

Frank Borzage and Austin Strong’s Seventh Heaven (1927);

Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth and Alan Crosland’s The Jazz Singer (1927), the First-Ever Talkie, Starring Al Jolson, by Warner Brothers;

St. Louis Blues (talkie, short, 1929);

Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou’s First Talkie: M: Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931) (M: A City Searches for a Murderer);

Paul Robeson in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones (talkie, 1933);

The Man Who Knew too Much (1934): The Original Version of the Early Hitchcock Classic;

John Ford’s Judge Priest (1934), Starring Will Rogers, with Hattie McDaniel;

Kate Hepburn in the Super Chief’s Quality Street (1937);

Cary Grant and Roz Russell in Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, and Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday (1940);

Zero’s Since You Went Away (1944);

William Dieterle’s A Portrait of Jennie (1948);

Jules Dassin, Albert Malz, and Malvin Wald’s The Naked City (1948), Plus Music; and

Paul Newman, in Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981).

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

jamaica travel warning issued after 65 murders in just four weeks (that's jamaica in the caribbean, not jamaica, queens)

By N.S.

White thug who beat elderly woman so badly that she can't walk, speak, or recognize her husband of more than 50 years is sentenced (aol has blocked all comments), pix

John Hopkins, 78, and his wife Claudia Hopkins, 79, more than two years ago

By N.S.

They found a White one!

aol says, "No comments!"


Our sentences are not nearly long enough.


You are free to use as many words as you like.

yahoo is presently permitting comments.

Attacker Alexander Adams: It's not clear if Adams' sentence of eight years includes the two years he's already spent inside

"Final photo of girl, 5, killed after 'drunk driver smashes into car'"

tuesday, january 30, 2024 at 07:38:48 p.m. est

"Final photo of girl, 5, killed after 'drunk driver smashes into car'"

The daily mail gauleiter lied, and said "the comments below have not been moderated," but permitted the following comment through: Wambulance, Nashville tn, United States, 3 days ago

"citizenship status?

Ron DeSantis demands Ilhan Omar is thrown out of congress and DEPORTED

By A Texas Reader
tuesday, january 30, 2024 at 08:06:28 p.m. est

Ron DeSantis demands Ilhan Omar is thrown out of congress and DEPORTED

man killed gunman, drug runner: Celebratory Music Video

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 11:54:21 p.m. est

"the motive for the shootings has yet to be determined. the star tribune reported on monday that a search warrant affidavit tied to the investigation alleges that Trejo Estrada had been trafficking cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine and sending large am..."

This calls for some music.

Los Lobos - "La Bamba" - 11/26/1989 - Watsonville High School Football Field (Official)

never-Trumper "ny congressional candidate Mazi Pilip says she won’t back Trump if he’s convicted of a crime"

By N.S.

"republican ny congressional candidate Mazi Pilip says she won’t back Trump if he’s convicted of a crime: ‘nobody is above the law’"

“'nobody is above the law,' the republican nassau county legislator said. 'if he’s convicted of a crime, he cannot represent us.'”

Mazi Pilip, 44 or 45; she's from ethiopia, home to some of the world's most beautiful women. Back there, she's probably considered ordinary.

horrifying moment 11-year-old boy is chased down the street and shot

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 08:07:41 PM EST Subject: Horrifying moment 11-year-old boy is chased down the street and shot Horrifying moment 11-year-old boy is chased down the street and shot

illegal alien mob brutally beat new york city cops; criminal advocate Alvin Bragg then freed thugs without bail

"cops allegedly beaten by rowdy migrant [sic] mob near times square — with suspects later freed without bail: horrifying video" "shocking video captured the moment a migrant [sic] mob pounded a pair of cops near times square over the weekend -- but the busted cowardly suspects were still released back on..."

breaking video: texas governor Abbott REFUSES to denounce wef

By A Texas Reader
tuesday, january 30, 2024 at 11:16:29 p.m. est

breaking video: texas governor Abbott REFUSES to denounce wef


That is why he bussed illegal aliens all over the country, instead of stopping them at the border.

Makes it harder to deport them.

He only acted once he realized [republican texas ag Ken] Paxton was not going to be impeached successfully.

"Harvard's diversity chief hit with 40 plagiarism accusations in wake of Claudine Gay scandal"

By A Texas Reader
tuesday, january 30, 2024 at 11:23:16 p.m. est

"Harvard's diversity chief hit with 40 plagiarism accusations in wake of Claudine Gay scandal: report"

Like I said to the young, black female at a traffic light in north dallas a few years ago:

“Harvard sucks!,” I said to her through my open driver’s window.

The traffic light then turned green.

And I drove off.

She had “Harvard alum” on her license plate bracket.

N.S.: It should have said, 'affirmative action Harvard alum.'

black supremacist Byron Allen and his mystery backers make $29b offer to buy paramount global

By N.S.

"Byron Allen makes $14b offer to buy paramount global"

"the comic-turned media mogul also owns the weather channel, local tv stations, and a syndicated tv business, among other ventures."

There's No such thing as a "temporary divorce agreement"! phony aol-nbc noise headline: "prosecutor in Trump’s Georgia case reaches temporary divorce agreement and avoids testifying about Fani Willis"

By N.S.

This was apparently a new form of conspiracy to obstruct justice, in order to get Nathan Wade out of testifying out of testifying as to his relationship with Fani Willis. "prosecutor in Trump’s Georgia case reaches temporary divorce agreement and avoids testifying about Fani Willis"

affirmative action criminal Nathan Wade

Lachlan Murdoch and Keith Poole’s liberal new york post continues to wage war on its readers

“radical protesters threaten to burn homes of mourners leaving Henry Kissinger memorial service: video”

By N.S.

Whitelisted (N.S.’ username, but the post’s gauleiter know that I’m registered as N.S. They don’t know, however, that I used to freelance for them in 1998-1999 as Robert Berman)
27 January, 2024

I’m mystified by the post. Its operatives suggest with this story that the protesters were bad guys. And yet, its comments Gauleiter support the same sort of people.

Assuming they even let this comment through, who has had some of my experiences? 90% of the time, I am no longer permitted to comment. I get messages like, “LOG IN TO COMMENT,” whereupon I am never permitted to comment. On the rare occasions when I am seemingly permitted to comment, after about three comments, I start getting the Gauleiter responses “Sure about this? Your post seems to include language which may be considered inappropriate in our community. You can either revise your comment or have it reviewed by a moderator. Learn More,” and then, “Your comment was rejected.” Then all of the comments that appeared to have been permitted are also “disappeared.”

• NYPost Is Great
27 January, 2024

It appears they are designing algorithms on the fly to weed out words that could be hurtful or not for the ears of children. I think that is impossible in this time. However, in essence perhaps not such a bad attempt. They do have to insulate against legal crazy people as well. What works for me is toning it down a bit on some words.

• Cousin Charlie
27 January, 2024

Try the Wall St Journal for 99 cents a week. They block any comments based on 1001 words or phrases, esp. “rigged” or “demented president,” and so on. They hate Trump more than the DNC does. I get “your comment has been deleted” notices up to 10 days after they remain posted. Bizarre.

Monday, January 29, 2024

rapist and noi member "dr." Yusef Salaam facing calls to resign safety committee chairmanship after he "lied" about nypd traffic stop

By N.S.

"nyc councilman Yusef Salaam facing calls to resign safety committee chairmanship after he "lied" about nypd traffic stop

"city council colleagues are calling for Yusef Salaam to step down as chair of the council's influential public safety committee amid the fallout from a controversial friday night traffic stop."

woman went to bed, but found man raping her daughter when she woke up

By A Texas Reader
monday, january 29, 2024 at 03:12:01 p.m. est

"the woman then went to bed in her southwest oklahoma city home, but found Sheppard raping [?] the girl, her daughter, when she woke up. She held Sheppard at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested him.

"youth sports coach held at gunpoint by furious mom, soon arrested and charged with felonies against a minor"

He had better kill himself now.

They will most certainly kill him in prison.

By N.S.:

"police told the outlet that the 18-year-old man had communicated with his alleged victim through instagram for weeks before picking the 14-year-old up from school, taking her to a nearby park and raping her multiple times.

"he had claimed to be only 17."

It's rare that I can understand news "things" these days, without a reader's guide. It sounds like the girl thought the sex was great, until she somehow figured out that the stranger she'd just had sex with multiple times was a year older than she had thought he was. Then it was suddenly a matter of, "He raped me again and again and again!"

Based on the second part of the "thing," I'm now wondering if the first part was honest.

"The young girl told police that Sheppard had raped her several times previously."

I initially assumed--which the writer surely wanted me to--that the girl told the cops, "He forced himself on me again and again and again."

Now, it sounds more like, "We did it several times before this." Granted, it's statutory, but if he never forced himself on her, it's fundamentally dishonest to imply that he had. As for the instagram story, this is really tricky, legally. the authorities typically don't prosecute for statutory at all, if the guy is only three years older than the girl.

Is di--ing around readers a felony? If not, then it ought to be.

rape suspect Donovan Scott Sheppard

Biden bros: nyc illegal alien pickpocketing teams are the newest headache for nypd as trio busted for string of west village bar thefts

By N.S.

nyc migrant pickpocketing teams are the newest headache for nypd as trio busted for string of west village bar thefts

"teams of pickpocketing migrants [sic] have been working the big apple, including targeting bustling greenwich village bars in recent hits -- with nearly 100 asylum seekers [liar!] now on the nypd radar."

"3 black soldiers killed 'in their beds' in drone strike on US base in jordan"

By R.C.
monday, january 29, 2024 at 7:59:07 p.m. est

"3 black soldiers killed 'in their beds' in drone strike on US base in jordan"

pictured: three American soldiers killed in early-morning suicide drone strike on base in jordan

"the soldiers killed in a drone strike on a US base in jordan on saturday have been identified as as specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, specialist Breonna Moffett and sgt. William Rivers.

22-year-old woman fatally gunned down in east l.a.

By R.C.
monday, january 29, 2024 at 08:28:30 p.m. est

22-year-old woman fatally gunned down in east l.a.

ukrainians fueling increase in poland’s crime rate – rzeczpospolita newspaper

By R.C.
monday, january 29, 2024 at 08:56:51 p.m. est

ukrainians fueling increase in poland’s crime rate – rzeczpospolita newspaper

slavic refugees in a fellow slavic country causing an increase in crime?

What, are they channeling hispanics now?

massive fire engulfs feather crest farm chicken plant in texas, reportedly following large explosion (video)

By A Texas Reader
monday, january 29, 2024 at 09:47:31 p.m. est

massive fire engulfs feather crest farm chicken plant in texas, reportedly following large explosion (video)

four cops slaughtered in ambush

By N.S.

woke connecticut school district removes veterans day and Columbus day from holiday calendar

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
monday, january 29, 2024 at 10:54:02 p.m. est

woke connecticut school district removes veterans day and Columbus day from holiday calendar

Email them.

Let them know what you really think.

snake swallows shift knob and lives to tell the tale

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
sunday, january 28, 2024 at 05:44:01 p.m. est

This is nothing.

Barney Frank can "swallow" a 155 mm shell.

woke elites are erasing australia’s national identity – no wonder neo-nazis are on the rise

By R.C.
monday, january 29, 2024 at 08:57:30 p.m. est

More anti-White bigotry on the part of western elites.

the politics of sociology: it's been run by reds for 60 years, who talk like Arafat

sunday, january 28, 2024 at 10:23:01 p.m. est

the politics of sociology

Dealing with the two-faced approach

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The politics of sociology

Dealing with the two-faced approach

Jan 29


Consider the following quote:

Sociology has recently been subject to a severe critique by Alvin Gouldner (1970), who has repeated and sought to document the charge that the theoretical orientations fostered by Talcott Parsons carry conservative implications and have been dominant within the field. Such arguments now fall on fertile soil. A large number, especially among the younger and more left-wing sociologists, echo the claim that the major trends in the field sustain a conservative view of society and are basically biased against radical social change. The caucus of left-wing sociologists, the Sociology Liberation Movement, has been perhaps the most aggressive and critical among those leftist academics within various professional associations (Brown 1970; Roach 1970; Nicolaus 1969).

This was written in a 1972 paper, but it is still hard to believe someone could be this deluded about their own field of expertise. But then again, Noam Chomsky did write a book in 1988 claiming that the media are actually pro-conservatism. The 1972 paper argued, using extensive survey data, that sociology is indeed a leftist, even Marxist, academic field (The Politics of American Sociologists). It is perhaps one of the first such papers. Based on a very large survey from 1969, they produced the following results:

The scales are based on multi-item political scales and the scores were derived using factor analysis, so they are probably fairly reliable measures of these 3 dimensions (though they an orthogonal solution). Of these 16 fields, sociology was the most leftist, beating even anthropology and social work.

But fear not, the sociologist under attack (Alvin Gouldner) had a defense ready: the dominant minority of sociologists were more conservative than average, so really sociology is a force for conservatism. He had a student run a big survey hoping to confirm this. Instead of publishing the study in its completeness, though, they only released a single finding cherry-picked to confirm their view. Fortunately, the writers of the above paper were able to track down the dissertation, which revealed that the exact opposite pattern held: the more dominant members were more, not less, leftist. As the authors put it:

The 1964 survey was explicitly designed to locate the "domain assumptions" of sociologists. Yet all through The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology (1970) Gouldner continues to identify as the "domain assumptions" of sociology positions which, in 1964, he had found were not adhered to by the majority of sociologists and were particularly rejected by the most productive and most rewarded scholars.

This kind of dishonesty may remind you of how Robert Putnam (also a sociologist) withheld the results of his big survey designed to prove that diversity is our strength was good for social trust, while it showed the opposite, and then later lied in court about its findings.

Perhaps the most amusing part of the paper is that it contains a stereotype accuracy test that has gone unnoticed:

College seniors were asked what the politics of their professors were. Putting the two surveys together, we get this amazing plot:

Yes, I double checked the data. Even with a correlation of .98 (!?), there is a slight tendency of students to underestimate the leftism of their professors (the dotted line shows perfect calibration). Case in point, sociologists were thought to be 60% left or liberal, but their actual survey responses suggest the true value is 72%.

And speaking of stereotypes, how many sociologists are actually communists in some form or another (Marxist, socialist, communist, "radicals")? These old surveys don't seem to have the data to answer this. On Twitter I talked to Jesse Callahan Bryant, a "Sociolog[ist] studying the far-right", about this. He took issue with my statement that:

There are more communists in sociology than conservatives so it is a very, very one sided show. Why does the tax payer have to finance the show? It's more akin to a political think tank.

In his words:

as a sociologist myself, i can tell you that there are very few communists and also very few conservatives in sociology

In reply, I posted a 2005 survey showing there were 21 Democrat voters per Republican voters among American sociologists-anthropologists i.e., they vote slightly more than 95% left-wing:

But he wasn't convinced because:

Yep, I've seen this graph a ton of times. I just reject your loose use of the term communism, in the same way people on the left call every conservative a fascist. just holding you to your own standard of "clear language." in the USA, most dems are neolibs not communists.

He is right in a nit-picky way. It is theoretically possible that sociologists are heavily left-wing, but somehow avoid the furthest left. But I smelled blood, so I dug up another survey from around 2010 (The social and political views of American college and university professors, by Neil Gross & Solon Simmons, 2014), containing this table:

The authors add:

The table indicates that self-identified Marxists are rare in academe today. The highest proportion of Marxist academics can be found in the social sciences, and there they represent less than 18 percent of all professors (among the social science fields for which we can issue discipline-specific estimates, sociology contains the most Marxists, at 25.5 percent). In the humanities and social sciences, about one quarter of professors consider themselves radicals or activists. Consistent with our earlier claim that the number of moderates in academe appears to be growing, we find that self-described radicalism is much more common among professors who came of age in the 1960s than among younger ones, suggesting significant generational change.

Unfortunately, the full table of Marxist (in various forms) is not given by detailed field. Still, since not even all voters for the Republicans are conservatives (many are independents or libertarians), and they constitute at most 5% of sociologists, and there are 25% Marxists, the ratio of Marxists to conservatives must be at least 5 to 1. To be fair to Jesse, in his reply he then agreed that my statement was empirically substantiated.

From a broader perspective, the interesting thing about sociology being so leftist and even communist, is that they often engage in a two-faced communication approach, as neatly pointed out by Bradley Campbell (also a sociologist):

American Sociological Association, when announcing this year's theme: "The 2024 theme emphasizes sociology as a form of liberatory praxis: an effort to not only understand structural inequities, but to intervene in socio-political struggles."

American Sociological Association, when responding to [Florida under DeSantis] eliminating sociology as a core course: "The decision seems to be coming not from an informed perspective... To the contrary, sociology is the scientific study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior...."

You can't make this stuff up!

He supplies the evidence. First, their conference announcement:

Second, a quote from an article where a sociologist shrieks in the NYT after the defunding:

Why do they lie like this? It's because they know that if the public were to know just how leftist most academics are, and what they want to do, broad segments of the public would defund the fields of politics pretending to be science. Indeed, we know from surveys that people trust scientists less the more they perceive them to be politically different from themselves. These results are forthcoming in a paper I am working on with my colleagues, but they are also rather obvious. As the great awokening has made it increasingly clear to voters that academia has a large over-representation of the insane and communists, conservative voters accordingly and reasonably downgrade their trust in "the experts":

This state of affairs poses some serious questions for us all and for the communists in academia:

  1. As a society, we benefit from having relatively unrestricted science looking in all sorts of directions without an Orwellian political regime deciding what is allowed and what is not. But it seems in reality that if we have no controls on politics, it gets out of hand to the point where fields need to be entirely defunded. What to do here? Is there a way to save a classically liberal, hands off approach to science?

  2. As a communist or merely leftist academic, you want to increase your share among the faculty so that you gain more social power ("march through the institutions"), but you don't want this to be visible because that leads to the public not trusting your expertise. So you have to pretend to be objective scientists "just looking at the data", while actually promoting communism/leftism in various forms. In other words, a classic communist front. As a corollary, you will want to attack people who do surveys of your field to point out the two-faced approach.

The approach of most non-left-wing intellectuals so far has been to play the game 'fairly', that is, don't defund anything, but try to promote free speech, academic freedom and so on. This approach has entirely failed. As such, a more hard-nosed defunding approach has come to be favored by some. If the beast cannot be controlled, then it is better to kill it than to wait for the damage. I can't say that I disagree, but I find it distasteful to defund entire fields because they attract the wrong people in large numbers. Sociology is truly a fascinating field from a scientific perspective, and I am sure much more interesting research could be produced if it was full of politically diverse, smart people instead of being a kind of communist front. Certainly, some fields produce essentially nothing of value, not even in theory (gender studies, ethnic studies), are these are ripe for defunding, while others like sociology should be saved if they can be. Are political quotas really the only option remaining? Post your other ideas in the comments.


  • Surveys of sociologists from the 1950s to 2020s show that it is an extremely left-wing field even by comparison with other academic social science fields.

  • Surveys that include explicit questions about communism are hard to find, but one such survey found that 25% of sociologists identified as "Marxists", which was the highest among any field in the survey.

  • A seemingly forgotten survey of college students from the 1960s showed that their stereotypes of professors' politics was amazingly accurate, r = .98, and still tended to underestimate the degree of leftism among the professors.

  • Other data shows that the public is still largely ignorant of the extremity of leftism among professors, but that among those who are aware, are much less trusting of professors and science in general.

  • Leftist sociologists, like other academics (e.g. psychologists), play a two-faced game where they seek to dominate their fields to maximize influence, while at the same time trying to appear as mere objective scientists to the public, so they don't get defunded or lose social influence.

  • There doesn't appear to be any known political methods that is consistent with classical liberal values of free inquiry that doesn't result in an extreme political imbalance in academic fields like sociology.




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The President is to speak in las vegas

By R.C.
sunday, january 28, 2024 at 10:13:40 p.m. est

"'I represent a very big vietnamese-american community that cannot make it here,' he said. 'they don't have the time or money, so I'm here. when I come home, I report back.' for Tran, he thinks Trump is the only presidential candidate who can save America."

"Trump makes no mention of E. Jean Carroll, $83m judgment at las vegas rally"

"Trump to speak in las vegas at a 'commit to caucus' rally. Trump and a texas pastor are the only candidates on the caucus ballot, guaranteeing him nevada's 26 delegates."

ally judge orders lapd to scrub photos taken in raid on blm consigliere's home

By R.C.
sunday, january 28, 2024 at 11:20:47 p.m. est

"judge orders lapd to scrub photos taken in raid on blm attorney's home

"judge orders lapd to DESTROY photos taken in black lives matter's top attorney's la home after they raided the mansion due to swatting call of a hostage situation"

"attorney Dermot Givens claims the snaps included documents concerning blm leader Melina Abdullah who is suing lapd over their response to a reported swatting a [sic] her $1.6 million l.a. home


By Grand Rapids Anonymous
sunday, january 28, 2024 at 7:26:00 p.m. est

“Charlotte, n.c. (wbtv) - three victims have been named after a deadly shooting in south Charlotte saturday morning.

“according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department, the shooting happened on lodge south circle around 3 a.m.

“the shooting happened on lodge south circle around 3 a.m.

“detectives said this shooting appears to have stemmed from some sort of fight in the parking lot of the flats at arrowood apartments.

“police initially said two people died and two people were seriously hurt, but a third person died early sunday morning. police said sunday morning, the fourth person who was shot is in stable but critical condition.

“sunday morning, police identified the victims as Daron Markell Polk, 32, and Walter Humberto Ramos Murrilo, 26. their families have been notified of their death.

“the third person who died as a result of the shooting was Nightstarr Trevon Luper, 25. his family has been notified of his death.

“Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they are not looking for anyone else related to this shooting.

GRA: Do they mean the perp or more vics? How about that negro name—Nightstarr?


Was it a hoax, or was it real? Someone stole a statue of fake hall-of-famer Jackie Robinson; the fake media go nuts!

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
sunday, january 28, 2024 at 6:15:00 p.m. est

hilarious: media goes bonkers over Jackie Robinson statue getting chopped off at the ankles and hauled away in kansas

GRA: Everyone on msm is at “full outrage” level—similar to DEF-CON ONE. Maybe it was a tornado that did the deed.

“(cnn) police in wichita, kansas, are asking for help to locate a stolen statue of Jackie Robinson.

“league 42, a nonprofit that provides low-cost baseball registration primarily for children ages 5-14, had raised $50,000 for the statue at its field, according to cnn affiliate klby. the league was named in honor of Jackie Robinson, whose jersey number was 42.

“before Robinson became the first black player in major league history, he was signed by the kansas city monarchs of the negro leagues shortly after he was discharged by the military in 1944.

“pictures shared by the police department thursday showed the life-sized statue was cut off at the ankles and hauled away. according to police, the theft occurred shortly after midnight local time on thursday.

[Start violins here] “the statue of Robinson ‘was a symbol of hope’ in the community, wichita city council member Brandon Johnson told cnn on sunday.

“‘it means a whole lot and it’s unfortunate that someone backed in there around midnight and took it,’ Johnson said. the theft ‘breaks my heart for all of those kids and parents and coaches,’ he added.

“but the councilman said he was hopeful the statue would be found soon.

“‘our police department has been working day and night to make sure we find out who did this,’ he said.

[N.S.: The coppers are glad to “work” day and night, trying to solve the crime of the year, whereby they assume the criminal was White. Otherwise, they’d have to earn their pay checks, hunting down black and hispanic criminals. They’d better hope the criminals really were White.]

There has been a good response from the public and local businesses who provided more camera footage, Johnson said.

[End violins, start threatening Jaws music.

N.S.: But since the cops haven’t caught the bad guys, there has not been a good response from the public.]

“at a friday news conference, [White] wichita police chief Joe Sullivan said he was ‘frustrated by the actions of those individuals who had the audacity to take the statue of Jackie Robinson from a park where kids and families and our community gathered to learn the history of Jackie Robinson, an American icon, and play the game of baseball. this should upset all of us.”

“what troubles me even more is that the theft occurred just before the beginning of february, which marks the start of black history month. our city wants the statue returned,’ Sullivan added.

“the local crimestoppers organization is offering up to $2,500 for a tip leading to an arrest and an additional $5,000 for the recovery of the statue, Steve Cohlmia, president of the wichita metro crime commission said friday.”