January 17, 2020

"A sense of crisis enveloped the capital of Virginia on Thursday, with the police on heightened alert and Richmond bracing for possible violence ahead of a gun rally next week..."

"... that is expected to draw white supremacists and other anti-government extremists. Members of numerous armed militias and white power proponents vowed to converge on the city despite the state of emergency declared by Gov. Ralph Northam, who temporarily banned weapons from the grounds of the State Capitol. The potential for an armed confrontation prompted fears of a rerun of the 2017 far-right rally that left one person dead and some two dozen injured in Charlottesville, about an hour’s drive from Monday’s rally. The unease increased after the F.B.I. announced the arrest on Thursday of three armed men suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi hate group, including a former Canadian Army reservist, who had obtained weapons and discussed participating in the Richmond rally. The men were linked to the Base, a group that aims to create a white ethnostate, according to the F.B.I. For weeks, discussions about the rally have lit up Facebook pages and chat rooms frequented by militia members and white supremacists. Various extremist organizations or their adherents are calling Monday’s rally the 'boogaloo.' In the lexicon of white supremacists, that is an event that will accelerate the race war they have anticipated for decades."

From "Virginia Capital on Edge as F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Neo-Nazis Before Gun Rally/The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said" (NYT).

From a week ago, at NPR, "'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War" (audio & transcript). "Boogaloo" was originally a song and dance, then a reference to a famously bad movie ("Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo"), and then slang for "any unwanted sequel." Then it got attached to the idea of another civil war — "Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo." The NPR reporter, Hannah Allam says the word is used by "anarchists and others on the far left" as well as "right-wing militias and self-described patriot groups." We hear an audio montage of unidentified persons:
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #5: So many people are saying that the boogaloo is about to kick off in Virginia.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #6: When the boogaloo happens, these are the people that you're going to have to watch out for.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #7: Do not think for one second that there aren't people that would love to see this thing to get started, that would love to see this boogaloo start rolling. Personally, I do not want to see that. I don't want it to come to that....
Interesting that all 3 of those persons were talking about those other people over there.

Next we hear from Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League, who tells us that pop culture references are "weaponized" to spread an extremist message. Then the NPR reporter, Hannah Allam wraps it up:
ALLAM: For a subset of the far-right, the fringe of the fringe, civil war isn't enough. They're spoiling for a race war. Decades later, boogaloo is no longer about music, but about menace - a word coined by black and brown people now used by some who envision a country without them.
Here's the Urban Dictionary page for the word. There's a graph showing a big spike in May 2019:
Here's the Ringo song from 1971, "Back Off Boogaloo" — "Back off boogaloo/What do you think I'm going to do?/I got a flash right from the start/Wake up, meat head/Don't pretend that you are dead." Get it? The walrus was Paul, and "Boogaloo" was Paul. No. Wait. That's the rumor...
Several commentators have interpreted the lyrics as an attack on Paul McCartney, reflecting Starr's disdain.... Ringo Starr identified his initial inspiration for "Back Off Boogaloo" as having come from Marc Bolan... Over dinner one evening at Starr's home... Bolan had used the word "boogaloo"...  "[Bolan] was an energised guy. He used to speak: 'Back off, boogaloo ... ooh you, boogaloo.' 'Do you want some potatoes?' 'Ooh you, boogaloo!'"
ADDED: It's funny that Ringo's story has Marc Bolan saying "Ooh you, boogaloo." I'd say that reinforces the theory that the Boogaloo was Paul, because one year before that pass-the-potatoes conversation between Ringo and Marc Bolan, Paul put out a song, "Oo, You":



ALSO: There are also Antifa plans to attend that Richmond rally, and not to oppose the conservative gun-rights people, Vice reports:

Antifa Seven Hills, based in Richmond, are opposing the slew of gun bills introduced by the newly Democratic Legislature since November, because they say those types of laws are used primarily to criminalize poor people, minorities, and leftists — and to bolster law enforcement’s power.

“I think it’s been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement,” said Antifa Seven Hills spokesperson James (who asked that his name be withheld to avoid getting doxxed online). “Like taking guns away from black people, because black people were perceived as a threat to property and the sanctity of the state.”...

“This is our fight as much as anyone else’s,” James, who identifies as an anarchist, added. “It’s our state, and we are left largely out of the debate. The presence of an armed left is not discussed, it’s not understood.”...
PLUS: OED has an entry for "boogaloo." It's "U.S. slang (derogatory and offensive). Now rare" for "A black person. Cf. boogie n.2" (first seen in print in 1972, reporting on slang already in existence and not mentioning music) [BUT: There's a separate OED entry for "boogaloo," the dance, and it has a historical example from 1965.]

The OED speculates that "boogaloo" originated as a variant of "bugaboo."

The word "boogie" is also "rare" "U.S. slang (derogatory and offensive)" for a black person. On that entry, we see some famous authors:
1937 E. Hemingway To have & have Not iii. xiv. 205 I seen that big boogie there mopping it up.
1965 N. Mailer Amer. Dream (1966) viii. 245 Report of a boogie going ape in her room... The Puerto Ricans were screaming.
The OED connects "boogie" to the older word "jigaboo" (which looks even more like "boogaloo"). "Jigaboo" is another offensive American slang word for a black person. It goes back to 1909:
1909 Weston & Barnes I've got Rings on my Fingers (song) So come to your na-bob, and next Pat-rick's Day Be Mis-tress Mum-bo Jum-bo Jij-ji-boo J. O'Shea....
1935 J. T. Farrell Studs Lonigan iv. 87 Yes, but the pupils are all jiggabooes, and the parish is very poor now, I guess.
1935 D. Runyon Money from Home 6 I will take Follow You and that ziggaboo jock of his in the Gold Vase for mine against any horse and any amateur rider in the world....
1973 Washington Post 11 Mar. 6/6 ‘All that is left back there is a bunch of boos’—short for ‘jigaboos’, a derogatory term for blacks.

187 comments:

Jersey Fled said...

This is the dumbest thing I have ever read.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Now do any protest where Anti-Fa appeared and beat up old women attending a mainstream political event.

"A mostly peaceful protest. . ."

Enemy of the people.


stevew said...

Boogaloo boogeyman!

These extremists are called this because of their views and rhetoric. They, if there is even a decently defined set of individuals to which they refers, are not known for committing acts of violence, that would be the other extremists known as AntiFa. These "far right extremists" are showing up at the rally to support gun rights. Call me crazy but they will do tremendous damage to their cause if they act violently, especially with guns. The governor is doing everything in his power to create a confrontation. We know how that sort of thing usually works out; he'll get what he's planning for.

Iman said...

Get yourself together now and give me something tasty
You know if it’s the NYT it’s truly just ink wasted

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

The presence of an armed left is not discussed,

My point exactly.

Iman said...

And it ain’t boogaloo if it ain’t down Broadway

Wilbur said...

Can there be anything more endlessly fascinating than divining the meaning of Beatles lyrics?

Iman said...

...dat funky, funky Broadway

Paco Wové said...

What Bill said.

The presence of an armed left is not discussed, it’s not understood.

More like it's suppressed.

Wilbur said...

I do appreciate the Fascinating Johnny C. reference.

Tommy Duncan said...

The left likes to stir up trouble at conservative protests because they know the media will use the "fog of war" to misrepresent reality. Regardless of what happens the media will depict it as right wing violence.

Beasts of England said...

Why are The Beatles always trying to start race wars?

Wilbur said...

Oops, make that Fantastic Johnny C. The ol' memory ain't what it was ...

Paco Wové said...

The "crisis", such as it is, is entirely the Governor's doing.

Lucid-Ideas said...

There's been a lot of 'chatter' about false-flagging surrounding the protest. We'll see. I've no doubt both sides will attempt to blame the other while the MSM staunchly backs up their foot soldiers, antifa.

Mary Beth said...

The audio montage reads like it could have been a recording of people standing around the NPR water cooler. It's just speculation about what other people are going to do/want to do.

Expat(ish) said...

I am really shocked that @AnnAlthouse didn’t bring Kent State into this.

I guess the Beatles sucked up all the bugaboo OxyContin.

-XC

Fernandinande said...

Pepe the Frog says "OK-sign, Boogaloomers!"

The MSM has tight panties, easily uproared.

Annie C. said...

Every time I have had a black dog, I have always sung the song "Black Dog Boogaloo" to them.

I am definitely a racist for changing the lyrics to reference blacks.

Iman said...

And Rahm Emanuel couldn’t be reached for comment about wasting a crisis?

rhhardin said...

Hearne's Law. If there's a stink in the news about something, it's because some politician or charity wants that stink in the news.

rehajm said...

Where’s the Hawaiian judge when you need him?

Annie C. said...

Oh and this is the current recipient of the Black Dog Boogaloo moniker.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/185453976@N03/?

Iman said...

He was fantastic, Wilbur, wasn’t he?

whitney said...

The idiots going to this rally are just feeding the Beast and creating fodder for the media.

RichAndSceptical said...

Will Northam show up dressed as a Klansman?

rhhardin said...

A free country has to actually provoke the rebellion that they want to suppress. It depends on a press business model that targets morons, though.

rhhardin said...

The news is the claim that somebody discovered a white supremacist.

Anonymous said...

Remember the elderly neighbor you had who was always worked up about whatever imaginary dangers the media were peddling that week? The one everybody else in the neighborhood looked out for because she was so susceptible to being scared out of substantial chunks of her modest income by the SPLC and PBS funding drives and aluminum-siding salesmen?

That's who reading articles like this always reminds me of.

Amadeus 48 said...

Boo!

Boo-hoo, poor litle you.

pacwest said...

Brothers in arms. It's not hard to imagine a disaster in the making.

Mark said...

I would just as soon read the nonsense comments of You Know Who, as well as the annoying comments of those who respond to and encourage him, as I would read this over-hyped BS from the NYT.

Kevin said...

Press to-do list:

1. Wake up
2. Sell fear
3. Repeat

Ann Althouse said...

"Can there be anything more endlessly fascinating than divining the meaning of Beatles lyrics?"

Clearly, I saw the opening to go to my happy place.

Temujin said...

Boy, if I didn't know better I'd think there were some government people involved in the set up of this entire thing. Right down to the press reports and pr machine drumming up the beat to attract more protesting minds.

But that would never happen.

Fast & Furious

Ann Althouse said...

"Why are The Beatles always trying to start race wars?"

Yeah, speaking of weaponizing pop culture. I considered throwing Manson into the mix of this post, but I saw Ringo, calling me to a better place. Ringo and Marc eating potatoes and Paul crooning about Linda.

Kevin said...

Let me summarize today's news:

Trump must be removed because of what he MIGHT do as President.

This rally must be cancelled because of who MIGHT show up.

Bernie must be kneecapped because he MIGHT get the nomination.

Browndog said...

The idiots not going to this rally are just feeding the beast of left-wing suppression and fodder for the "nobody supports this" narrative by the media.

Anonymous said...

Except the scam Northam et al are trying to run on the public, aided and abetted by the media, is a hell of a lot more dangerous than the scams being perped against those timorous old ladies, mentioned in my previous comment.

Kevin said...

Mr. Bennett: Well, Kelly, now that you've left your life in the theater, maybe you'd like to reconsider my offer of four years at Princeton.

Kelly: I haven't quit, Dad. I'm just takin' a break. I told you a million times: dance is my life.

-- Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

danoso said...

Has the far right come up with a slang term for gaslighting yet?

Automatic_Wing said...

Reichstag Fire: The Electric Boogaloo.

What, too soon?

Iman said...

Ringo... had the pleasure of seeing and hearing him and one of his all-star bands a few years ago... Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie, dude that sang “Broken Wings” and a few others... a great experience. My wife was soooo happy she got to see one of the Beatles live!

Birches said...

I call bs on this fear mongering. These guys wanting revolution are going into a protest with some of the most well trained and law abiding citizens around. Those Nazis would be dead in 8 seconds or less as the Texas church shooting shows.

Eleanor said...

The gun owners and the non-gun owners who support them in VA should just all start paying their taxes to West Virginia instead. Make it a silent, non-violent revolution.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Birches said...

I call bs on this fear mongering.

I wouldn't say "mongering". It's real fear. I suspect the VA DemocRATS don't trust VSP since such organizations tend to be made up of locals and not their out of state transplant base.

Also, VA has a mask law so Antifa will probably be shutdown pretty quickly.

J Oliver said...

All I thought of was Bette Miller’s version of Boogaloo Down Broadway and now she won’t stop singing.

Ralph L said...

If Richmond were 2 hours away instead of 3, I'd almost be tempted to do some sightseeing.

J Oliver said...

Midler not Miller for heaven’s sake

Michael The Magnificent said...

Has the NYT reported on Bernie's comrade spilling the beans about rounding up all of us right wingers to ship off to gulags for re-education? Because that would definitely kick off the mother of all boogaloos, jigaboos, and Kathmandus.

Iman said...

Automatic Slim knows where ya been

gilbar said...

Why are The Beatles always trying to start race wars?
ALL the way back to them culturally appropriating Chuck Berry's Music !!!

Beatles are RACIST FASCISTS! SMITE THEM! SMITE THEM ON THEIR HEADS!! WITH BIKE LOCKS!

rehajm said...

Bracing for possible gun violence

How they doing that? Sand bags? Safe rooms? Juice boxes?

Fernandinande said...

The word "boogie" is also "rare" "U.S. slang (derogatory and offensive)" for a black person.

The OED get that from twitter?

Let's analyze the racially offensive song "Boogie Chillen", written by a white supremacist using the racially coded name John (a prostitute's customer) Lee (Confederate general) Hooker (the aforementioned prostitute).

Well, my mama 'low me just to stay out all night long
[boogie mothers are careless of their children's welfare]

Oh, Lord
[boogies are superstitious]

Well, my mama 'low me just to stay out all night long
I didn't care she 'low, I would boogie anyhow
[boogie children have oppositional defiant personality disorder]

rehajm said...

Morning Krofft Trip: The Bugaloos, The Bugaloos, we're in the air and everywhere!

traditionalguy said...

This sounds a lot like another Kwanza to me. It is the next CIA invented holiday meant to be celebrated by " Gunmen" every year by shooting AR-15s in the air.

Mr. Forward said...

Full employment puts a damper on street riots.

Iman said...

Jungle Face Jake and Purple Pie Pete too

Guildofcannonballs said...

Trust no prosecutors ever. Follow the lessons American blacks have learned and taught: the defendants might be guilty as hell, but the State prosecuting them is still worse in every way. Vigilante the bad guys if need be, like should have been done from the start. Don't outsource justice to people like J. Hoover, Comey, or Holder so that they get to determine the outcome. Nullify any jury you are on.

I do like the idea of patriots peacefully arrested by the tens of thousands as a show of Barney "I'm Rambo Motherfucker" Fife's weakness compared to the American people.

No Justice, no peace.

gilbar said...

neo-Nazi hate group, including a former Canadian Army reservist,
who had obtained weapons and discussed participating in the Richmond rally.


Nothing, and I MEAN NOTHING! Screams Neo-Nazi! louder than a CANADIAN, DISCUSSING participating!

I'm not, normally, in favor of suspending ALL CIVIL RITES...
But, we're talking CANADIANS!!! Canadians DISCUSSING stuff!!!
If that's not a cause for martial law.... What The HELL Is?

rehajm said...

OT (sort of): Housing starts up 16.9% vs. down .4% est. Best number since 2006. We're gonna need more propaganda. More agitprop, STAT!

Leland said...

After failing to start a war with Syria, failing to start a war with Turkey, more recently falling to start WWIII with Iran, newspapers to turn to Virginia to instigate a civil war.

Cato said...

I predict that any violent incident will be caused by Antifa and will be blamed by the press on law abiding gun owners. Who will take that bet?

Johnathan Birks said...

To date the Daily Caller is the only outlet that even tried to get the real story of Charlottesville, which can ultimately be laid at the feet of Terry McAuliffe. He literally forced the alt-righters and antifa into armed conflict and sat back for the inevitable bloodshed, knowing which side the MSM would take.
Don't be surprised if Gov. Coonman directs a sequel.

John henry said...

Proper spelling is Bougalieu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY-x_OzdKeI

They were a thrash and scream band famous around Albany in 66-67. Hung out in Aunt Fanny's Garage.

John Henry

Shouting Thomas said...

Clickbait hysteria on both sides.

Fernandinande said...

Even more worser than boogaloos: Ding-A-Lings

Amadeus 48 said...

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

That seems pretty clear. The XIVth Amendment clarified that these rights also applied against the state governments, thereby by constraining their police powers, or so they tell me.

But where in the Constitution does it talk about Boogaloo? And what about Paul and Ringo? Where are they in the Constitution? Let alone Studs Lonigan, Norman Mailer, etc.

And what about Cory Booker referring to Rosario Dawson as his "Boo"? Whoa, Dude! Or, as Snoop Dogg might put it, "Whoa, Dawg! She yo' ho? Fo' shizzle, mah nizzle."

Back off!

Iman said...

If’n you wanna good laugh at the early-70s expense, pull up some TRex live YouTube... Marc Bolan was mos def a trip...

Guildofcannonballs said...

I bet VA is open to some raping away from the protest. Boyd Crowder had to start his own misdirection fires or bombings to get the cops away from his target, now they are advertising where they will be which means criminals can deduce where they won't be.

Maybe someone can shoot some pimps and steal their whores and drugs without fear of police ruining the fun?

narciso said...

Fbi inspired ron karenga, who in turn inspired the crips, its like the back storu to the ms 13, one lone salvadoran nco being the organizer, it serves the narrative of the left.

Michael K said...

I predict that any violent incident will be caused by Antifa and will be blamed by the press on law abiding gun owners. Who will take that bet?

Of course. This is Northam trying to create another Charlottesville. That got the left all excited and nobody wrote about the ANTIFA that started it. I still wonder who was setting that collision up. Who parked a van blocking the street. I don't think I've ever found out who did that. CTH had a long analysis of that incident but I've never seen the identity of the van owner/driver.

Michael K said...

Terry McAuliffe. He literally forced the alt-righters and antifa into armed conflict and sat back for the inevitable bloodshed

I think the Charlottesville Mayor had a lot to do with it, plus the city council.

Rusty said...

Vice assumes that all gun owners are conservative.
I see yer problem right there.
If Antifa shows up there will be violence. It's what they do. It's what they are paid for. The black shirt wing of the democrat party.
To paraphrase another Althouse wit," The democrats don't want to hurt you. They want Antifa to hurt you.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So....in the fevered minds of the left, anyone who stands up for the Second Amendment and the right to own arms....are not all White Supremacists and racists.

Got it.

Actually, a secession from the States that are controlled by the leftists is beginning to seem like a better and better idea as time goes on. Not the United States. We still love it. We just hate the radical socialist busybodies on the left who are in control.

State of Jefferson. Please God. Let it be.

Browndog said...

Blogger Michael K said...

I think the Charlottesville Mayor had a lot to do with it, plus the city council.


Nope. McCauliff declared a state of emergency and the local authorities gave way to the state police.

Birkel said...

Two perfectly constitutional things:
1. Talking about stuff, and
2. Buying guns.

Put those two things together and there's a criminal conspiracy?
Without some third thing a jury should reject the charges.

stevew said...

Is Insane Clown Posse expected to be there? Perhaps perform for the crowd?

Kalli Davis said...

Dionysius of Syracuse used a similar narrative to justify his subsequent tyranny. These leftists are completely unoriginal.

daskol said...

No no no, I don't smoke it no more
I'm tired of waking up on the floor
No Thank You please
It only makes me sneeze
And then it makes it hard to find the door

Fernandinande said...

One of those guys arrested by the FBI was just running a private sanctuary city:

"Officials said Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, and William Bilbrough IV, 19, both of Maryland, were charged with transporting an alien and conspiring to harbor an alien."

"Alien" = the Canadian guy?

Birkel said...

We have our first Dionysius of Syracuse reference.
These comments are now closed for being terribly useful and informative.
Also, educational.

KJE said...

Governor Nothrem’s declaration of a state of emergency is nothing more than the Governor of Virginia using the color of law to suppress the exercise of free speech and public demonstration.

It shouldn’t even be hard to recognize that.

Birkel said...

I guess they took additional steps, if the FBI allegations can be proven.
Harboring a Canadian is definitely worth a felony, LMAO!

Shouting Thomas said...

Come on, Althouse, blog on the Aaron Hernandez series on Netflix.

Got all the stuff you like... football (even an ex-Badger), homosexuality, bisexuality, tearful confessions of coming out!

Quite good. I binge watched it last night.

Browndog said...

NBC News

Jan. 17, 2020, 4:30 AM EST

HEADLINE:

Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident.

gilbar said...

here's how they rock, in Minnesota!
Minnesota 'Teacher of the Year' kneels during anthem at college football championship

WHY was she there? SHE was being, "HONORED", by the Government.
WHAT was she protesting?
I just decided that it felt like the right thing to do, to have a very respectful protest," Holstine told The Hill on Wednesday.

Holstine said she was motivated to kneel during the anthem for communities that are supposedly oppressed under the Trump administration.


That's right! She was protesting... The administration of the goverment


bonus: If you look at the pic on the link, she's shaved her head (like they did to collaborators?) No mention of WHEN she shaved it (is it a fashion statement?)

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Shouting Thomas said...

We're all really bored.

Please, God, give us a revolution. Give us a civil war.

This peace, quiet and prosperity is driving me mad.

Bob Boyd said...

Here's a statement for prospective attendees from VCDL, who have been holding this annual Lobby Day event for years. Compare the tone and content to the posted NYT article.

This piece, by a scheduled event speaker, is also edifying with regard to the mindset of those planning to lobby their representatives regarding gun laws on January 20th.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, there are days when you come across as a gullible twit. This is one of them.

If you could, for a moment, remember that the New York Times of today is not the newspaper of the days of your youth, that would be a good start. It is willing to report any rumor, no matter how baseless and wild-eyed as long as it sells papers and screen clicks.

Yesterday three gun control measures came up for a vote in the State Senate. Two passed on 21-19 party line votes. one would allow localities to declare events “gun free” and the other makes it illegal to purchase more than handgun in a 30 day stretch. The third attracted two Republican state senators and passed 23-17. It requires background checks for all firearms transfers, including lending out your rifle or shotgun to a hunting buddy (which friends who hunt tell me happens all the time). It’s not clear how anyone plans to enforce that one.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

When do the leftwing goons show up to destroy our history and take down all the statues?

gilbar said...
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Leland said...

This peace, quiet and prosperity is driving me mad.

The DJIA is within striking distance of 30,000 and the media can't let that happen. They demand we hear their doom predictions, while most of us tuned out long ago.

Ambrose said...

When I hear "Boogaloo" I think of the old I Love Lucy shows.

Bay Area Guy said...

In 1978, they used to play a song at Jr high school dances, "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by a band called A Taste of Honey. Perhaps, it was a one-hit wonder:

If you're thinkin' you're too cool to boogie
Boy oh boy, have I got news for you
Everybody here tonight must boogie
Let me tell ya, you are no exception to the rule

Get on up on the floor
'Cause we're gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more (no more boogie)
Boogie no more
You can't boogie no more (no more boogie)
Boogie no more, listen to the music

There's no time to waste, let's get this show on the road
Listen to the music and let your body flow
The sooner we begin, the longer we've got to groove
Listen to the music and let your body move

Now get on up on the floor
'Cause we're gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more (no more boogie)
Boogie no more
You can't boogie no more (no more boogie)
Boogie no more, listen to my bass here

Get down, boogie oogie oogie
Get down, boogie oogie oogie
Get down, boogie oogie oogie

narciso said...

Allam was a freiend of the terrorists in iraq for mcclatchy

Todd said...

"A sense of crisis enveloped the capital of Virginia on Thursday, with the police on heightened alert and Richmond bracing for possible violence ahead of a gun rally next week..."

Yes, I am sure everyone was "literally shaking"! All the scary "gun nuts" that want the streets to run red and have showdowns a dawn in the middle of I95.

Just like those evil Nazi Tea Party folks who had the audacity to leave their protest venues cleaner than when they got there.

Todd said...

According to the media/Democrats/AntiFa, anyone NOT wearing a pussy-hat is a "white supremacists and other anti-government extremists". For daring to be left alone and not turned into a criminal due to the whims of a few elected officials that are trying to drag the state farther from the Constitution.

Wince said...

There are also Antifa plans to attend that Richmond rally, and not to oppose the conservative gun-rights people, Vice reports:

Antifa Seven Hills, based in Richmond, are opposing the slew of gun bills introduced by the newly Democratic Legislature since November, because they say those types of laws are used primarily to criminalize poor people, minorities, and leftists — and to bolster law enforcement’s power. “I think it’s been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement,” said Antifa Seven Hills spokesperson James... “Like taking guns away from black people, because black people were perceived as a threat to property and the sanctity of the state.”...



Here's a preview of the rally?

chuck said...

There goes the media, spreading and amplifying Northam's hate speech. Disgusting.

Bob Boyd said...

Oh fiddlysticks.

Thanks gilbar.

Try this.

Seamus said...

I was in the greatest show on earth,
For what it was worth.
Now I'm only thirty-two
And all I want to do, is boogaloo!

Gahrie said...
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Gahrie said...

I think everyone should turn up to the rally in blackface.

Amadeus 48 said...



You seen this shizzle?

https://twitter.com/BearUKnow/status/1217699011915866112

Is that Avenatti in the front row? (heh)

By the way, how can a cable "news" network that in 2018 put Avenatti on as a commenter 121 times (CNN) and 108 times (MSNBC) have any credibility on any topic? In the absence of abject apologies, massive firings and retractions, those operations should be out of business based purely on their incompetence.

Julie Swetnik demands justice! (Wait...what?)

Bob Boyd said...

If you go to link I posted above and navigate around VCDL's website a little bit, you will see they are about as radical and extremist as a bowling league bake sale.

GingerBeer said...

Boogaloo is the new Helter Skelter.

Ann Althouse said...

"If’n you wanna good laugh at the early-70s expense, pull up some TRex live YouTube... Marc Bolan was mos def a trip..."

He goes into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... it was just announced a few weeks ago. I should do a post on that. I am a big Marc Bolan fan from back when his band was called Tyrannosaurus Rex.

As a college kid in 1969, I would make anyone I could get to put up with it listen to the album "Unicorn."

Anyone else here a fan of "Unicorn"?

Here's the whole album. Just imagine yourself captive in 18-year-old Althouse's dorm room!

Fernandinande said...

It requires background checks for all firearms transfers, including lending out your rifle or shotgun to a hunting buddy (which friends who hunt tell me happens all the time). It’s not clear how anyone plans to enforce that one.

"American hunter who killed Scottish sheep reported to police"; although the Brit news tries to imply she was "reported" for hunting and/or posting pictures of dead animals, she was reported for supposedly borrowing a gun from a professional guide without filling out forms first.

Ann Althouse said...

The toad road licked my wheels like a sabre
Winds of the marsh lightly blew
Stone jars stacked with stars on her shoulders
Hunters of pity she slew...


Are you listening?!!!

Big Mike said...

To those of you trying to determine the etymology of “boogaloo,” back in 1969 my black drill sergeants would tell us trainees to “boogaloo along,” meaning to run or double-time to our next destination.

Annie C. said...

I swear Althouse, if you were a practicing wiccan with questionable hygiene you would have been my first college roommate. Unicorn played over and over until my ears bled.

Ambrose said...

@ann althouse - "Ride a White Swan" - one of my fist favorite songs on the radio

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Here's the whole album. Just imagine yourself captive in 18-year-old Althouse's dorm room!

That went in a direction you probably don't want to know about!

Michael K said...


I think the Charlottesville Mayor had a lot to do with it, plus the city council.

Nope. McCauliff declared a state of emergency and the local authorities gave way to the state police.


OK Maybe you are a resident and know more. My understand ing was that the Mayor stopped local cops from separating the two groups.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"Is Insane Clown Posse expected to be there?"

Antifa has confirmed that they will attend.

Amadeus 48 said...

Yeah, Althouse. Being a captive in your dorm room in 1969 listening to Unicorn is a place I didn't want to go.

A teenage dream.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Katy_Perry_-_Teenage_Dream_%28album%29.png

It could be heaven.

Browndog said...

OK Maybe you are a resident and know more. My understand ing was that the Mayor stopped local cops from separating the two groups.

I followed it closely. A number of independents (news) were streaming live from the streets and park via Periscope.

Night Owl said...

You can always tell what the left is up to by what they accuse the right of. They say the "far-right fringe" want a race-war. In reality, the race-mongers in the leftist media have been trying to manufacture one every since Obama was elected. They're alarmed by the prospect that racism--their favorite weapon to use against the right-- is waning in this country.

Maybe the Antifa goons will be able to stir up some violence at this rally, that the shitheads in the media can hyperventilate about for months and years. But these sick bastards will never get the race war they dream of. They're too late. There aren't enough Americans interested in one.

mockturtle said...

ALSO: There are also Antifa plans to attend that Richmond rally, and not to oppose the conservative gun-rights people

No, of course not...

rcocean said...

Typical NYT and PBS. Antifa are the good guys. NO enemies to the left. The REAL enemy is always the six guys in Mom's Basement who support Hitler.

Jiggaboo was slang for blacks. Not sure if it was "derogatory". Boogie music is, of course, black jazz music. Not derogatory. I wonder what the connection is to "the jigs up". OK, looked it up. Jigs up is based on old slang that "The Jig" = trick or practical joke. I'm wondering if Jiggaboo is simply derived vaudeville use of black face.

rcocean said...

When Antifa attacks the Gun supporters we will be informed that "violence broke out".

rcocean said...

LIke in San Jose CA, where Trump supporters were attacked and "Violence broke out"

rcocean said...

Interesting how UNinterested the DNC-media is in Antifa. Who are their leaders, who is funding them, how are they so well organized and able to show up in thousands - at a drop of the hat - anywhere in the USA? Why aren't they a criminal conspiracy since they going across state lines to beat people up? Questions that only I care about.

Laslo Spatula said...

Boogaloo is no Malarkey.

I am Laslo.

mockturtle said...

Let me get this straight. Those who want to uphold our Constitutional rights are 'anti-government' and yet the government is sworn to uphold the Constitution. So how does that work?

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Fernandinande said...

Are you listening?!!!

For a few seconds.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that button on your shirt?

I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play my bongos in the dirt
Yes, I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play my bongos in the dirt

Bob Smith said...

OT. The baseball major league Alou brothers used to introduce Baltimore first baseman Boog Powell as the third Alou brother Boog Alou.

Browndog said...

. But these sick bastards will never get the race war they dream of. They're too late. There aren't enough Americans interested in one.

There aren't enough black Americans interested in one. Only white liberals.

Mark O said...

When the governor is a racist, these things happen.

Howard said...

Calling All Cucks.

Come to the beginning of the great civil war starting in Richmond Virginia. Show up to bash libtard heads as you defend President Donald "Pope Innocent" Trump against the attempted Democrat coup.

Howard said...

Okay now you people break out the Vietnam era bumper sticker. your college deferments don't work anymore what are you going to use your retirement deferment obesity deferment or senility deferment

what if they gave a war and nobody came

rhhardin said...

The march would be improved by pussy hats and tampon fairness speeches.

Unknown said...

None of the meetings across the state to become 2nd amendment sanctuary locales have had any violence at all. The were all heavily attended but there were no threats of violence. And gun owners have been going to lobby day at the Capitol every year for a decade or more. Never any violence. Never any threats. It is NOT the gun owners in Virginia that are a threat to the community.

ceowens said...

Howard,

I had that poster in my hooch 12 miles south of the DMZ in 1968. Haven't thought about it in years.

Gospace said...

First time I heard the term "boogaloo" in re the next civil war was just before Christmas. Lo and behold, in talking with my ROTC son, that's term cadets use when discussing the possibility, so it's pretty mainstream. Boogaloo got it's meaning from science/speculative fiction books. I first read the term on a writer's blog.

There's a lot of serious gaming going on as to when the last straw gets added to the came;'s back and the cold civil war, going on now, becomes a hot civil war. The sham impeachment of Trump is part of the Cold Civil War. "Cold Civil War" obviously comes from The Cold War between the USSR and USA that we won without it ever going hot.

Todd said...

mockturtle said...

ALSO: There are also Antifa plans to attend that Richmond rally, and not to oppose the conservative gun-rights people

No, of course not...

1/17/20, 9:06 AM


It would be an interesting study. If Antifa does in fact NOT cause their usual troubles (highly unlikely) would it be because (a) they actually do "not oppose" the conservative gun-rights folks or (b) they are not allowed to keep their faces covered and so no anonymity to hide behind?

wendybar said...

Howard said...
Calling All Cucks.

Come to the beginning of the great civil war starting in Richmond Virginia. Show up to bash libtard heads as you defend President Donald "Pope Innocent" Trump against the attempted Democrat coup.
1/17/20, 9:22 AM

We aren't the crazy left wing extremists known as Antifa that your Media praises so highly. You must live in an alternate reality!!

Bob Boyd said...

Peace and prosperity are the enemies of the Democrat Party these days.

Narr said...

No mention of Eddie Kendricks?

Go downtown, gonna mess around,
Ooo-ooo-ooo-boogie down.

Somebody should look up Deacons for Defense. It's a complete myth that the civil rights movement won out because it was always nonviolent. Things began to change more rapidly when African-Americans started shooting back.

Narr
I'm boogying out of contact for a few days. Ya'll have fun.

Howard said...

Hi Wendy bar thank you for your comments. I directed that remark to the handful deplorables whom regularly post here and talk about the coming civil war against the libtards and they encourage each other to buy more guns and ammunition. I most certainly am not implying that you or your friends would participate in a civil war. I'm sorry if you took offense

Bob Boyd said...

Coexist is no longer the fashion on the left.

Maillard Reactionary said...

Annie C. @7:00 AM: That's a scary one you got there, Annie ;-)

Maillard Reactionary said...

Bay Area Guy: "... "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by a band called A Taste of Honey. Perhaps, it was a one-hit wonder..."

I don't know about that. I wake up singing "Boogie Oogie Oogie" every day.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Let's boogie down US-101..

Seeing Red said...

Governor Minstral is now with the gun-grabbing greats:

Southern Democrats after The Civil War -we know how that ended;

Fidel Castro -we know how that ended;

And Hitler: We know how that ended.

Seeing Red said...

And New Zealand - ending still being determined (not) especially since it joined China’s Silk Road policy.

Seeing Red said...

BTW, that is also what kings do. There’s a reason the Second Amendment protects the First.



Greg the class traitor said...

The potential for an armed confrontation prompted fears of a rerun of the 2017 far-right rally that left one person dead and some two dozen injured in Charlottesville


Well, then, I guess this time the cops will have to stop the leftists from violently suppressing the normal people

Then no one in the good guy side will have to strike back

#ProTip: When one side is trying to keep the other side from being able to speak, the people crushing teh free speech are the "bad guys"

Greg the class traitor said...

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...
Also, VA has a mask law so Antifa will probably be shutdown pretty quickly.


You are assuming, for some reason, that the VA State Police will be enforcing the law against the tools of the political masters.

This is a very silly assumption on your part. If the cops were willing to do that, the violence in Charlottesville would not have happened

Iman said...

“if you like country with a boogie beat he's the man to meet
if you like the sound of shufflin' feet he can't be beat
if you wanna feel real nice, just ask the rock and roll doctor's advice”

mockturtle said...

You are assuming, for some reason, that the VA State Police will be enforcing the law against the tools of the political masters.

There are some gullible souls about who see all LEOs as protectors and defenders of the people but most of us know better. They are protectors and defenders of the PTB. And each other.

Big Mike said...

Howard is hoping for violence so he can pee his pants and giggle.

Howard said...

I think I'll be disappointed BM. I have no faith that you people will follow through with your threats of violence. If antifa start anything your white supremacist friends will runaway and hide behind the cops

Iman said...

It takes a keen intellect to ignore or willfully disregard several incidents of far-Left violence and criminality.

Good job, Howeeee...

Seeing Red said...

There’s a reason most of VA’s counties are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries.

If Governor minstrel doesn’t like being around icky guns then he should actually stay in the governors mansion and not come out because most of the people that he’s governing Live in those icky counties.

He’s going Hitler Bunker Mentality.

Lucid-Ideas said...

https://gun.deals/product/davidson-electric-boogaloo-ar-15-pistol-upper-receiver-105-556-nato-4150-cmv-1-7t-barrel-10-

Some companies are already starting to sell "Electric Boogaloo" parts!

I am ROLLING!!!

narciso said...

and the lieutenant governor is a presumed racists, I guess they are trying to exact another 'blood price' like did in Charlottesville, like I say I call them black bloc which is closest to neutral, Antifa and resistance, just puffs up their egos

n.n said...

Governor Blackface... Two-face doth project too much.

The [anti]fascists, the diversitists (e.g. racists, sexists), socialists, and other leftists will need to up their game in order to force another catastrophic anthropogenic climate change.

Conservative, constitutional... civil rights.

narciso said...

yes it's not hard to be cynical when they call out the 'eloi claxons' one last time,

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Boogie down to cultural appropriation..

Known Unknown said...

Just imagine yourself captive in 18-year-old Althouse's dorm room!

Sure thing, Woody Allen.

Unknown said...

Good luck patriots. Don’t take any crap off of anyone.

rehajm said...

As reported on the interwebs:

Joe Biden released his gun control plan:

If you’re paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse? NONE! ‘Cause ice cream doesn’t have bones!

narciso said...

about allam,


https://cancelthebee.blogspot.com/search/label/Hannah%20Allam

hstad said...

Well AA, you don't disappoint. Still fascinated by that discredited rag the NY Times. But you did touch one issue in my memory bank - you sound just like Nancy Pelosi - "...it's not about the proof - it's about the allegations..." impeachment meme.

hstad said...

Well AA, you don't disappoint. Still fascinated by that discredited rag the NY Times. But you did touch one issue in my memory bank - you sound just like Nancy Pelosi - "...it's not about the proof - it's about the allegations..." impeachment meme.

Leora said...

I feel I'm being gas lighted. The boogaloo was something that James Brown did back in the 60's with echoes of what the dance shows like Soul Train and Hullabaloo were doing. I thought it had older roots in the much older "boogie" as popularized by such diverse folks as Cab Calloway and The Andrews Sisters. Clearly our host and i were listening to different stations. I don't even remember hearing T-Rex. "Let's boogie" as synonym for "Let's fight" was back there in those motorcycle movies that I saw at the drive in.

Leora said...

You can see boogaloo as a funk dance in Wikipedia.

Yancey Ward said...

The danger isn't what the Democrats in Virginia think it is- there isn't going to be an armed battle in the streets in this protest unless it is started by the Left. They pass these laws and attempt to enforce them, the danger for the Democratic politicians is going to be up front and personal. How good is the security for a state legislator is the question they should be taking seriously, but aren't.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Tripe face boogie
Coonman boogaloo

"Just imagine yourself captive in 18-year-old Althouse's dorm room!"
Meade squirms...

Todd said...

Yancey Ward said...

How good is the security for a state legislator is the question they should be taking seriously, but aren't.

1/17/20, 1:18 PM


And that is HOW you know they are all full of shift. If they were REALLY worried about a conservative with a gun going off the deep end and shooting up the place over this, they sure as hell would NOT be talking about it and putting their names on it because they would be in fear of their lives.

Same when reporters write about what a fascist country this is. If it were as fascist as they think, they would DARE NOT say anything for fear of being disappeared in the night.

Projection from end to end. They KNOW they can't be trusted with guns because they are too irrational and too emotional and so they think no one else can be trusted ether DESPITE all evidence to the contrary.

YoungHegelian said...

I question the timing of the FBI's bust of The Base trio. I also have learned to never trust the media's characterization of the politics of any fringe group, be it left, right, or center. To accurately characterize a group's ideology requires far too much knowledge of the ideologies in question, knowledge that few reporters have. The place to start is how does the group self-categorize, and go from there. Groups often lie, but it's still a better place to start.

If The Base get busted for immigration law violations, I hope that the FBI comes & arrests all the state & local government officials involved in the Sanctuary movement. I'd love to see our local guys hauled away, even if I doubt that any of our local guys own a machine gun, like one of the The Base guys is accused of.

mockturtle said...

Leora @ 1:12: My memory, as well.

narciso said...

two American nco's discharged and one Canadian, what they couldn't actually buy weapons scrounged for parts instead,

mockturtle said...

As narciso would say, this is interesting: Antifa to protest proposed VA gun laws, calls them 'racist'.

Greg the class traitor said...

For those tracking form home, The Governor and AG are "blackface" / KKK robes racists

The Assistant Governor is a rapist.

I suppose that now that the Speaker of the VA house of Delegates is a Democrat, they could clear out all the criminals. But that would require the Democrats to have principles

narciso said...

well Weimar era guncontrol measures did spectacularly backfire, only the atomized citizenry were at risk,

Paco Wové said...

"How good is the security for a state legislator"

You'd think a Virginian would know something about the tree of liberty's natural manure and sic semper tyrannis.

Rusty said...

Blogger Unknown said...
"Here's the whole album. Just imagine yourself captive in 18-year-old Althouse's dorm room!

That went in a direction you probably don't want to know about!"

Yup.

Howard. Violence is what you guys do. Classic liberals respond. They don't start.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

fwiw

Senator Amanda Chase? thinks it's a set-up?

https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/030/017/724/original/a3b9107a0c848698.png?1579288850

Browndog said...

Virginia Capitol Protest Against Gun Control:

-Caged in protest area.
-Single entrance.
-State of Emergency declared ahead of time, with gun ban.
-VSP ready to violate your rights.

This is what we call the Charlottesville playbook, folks.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!

mockturtle said...

My SIL sent a photo he shot of bulletproof guard stations being loaded on rail cars in WA on their way to VA. A lot of folks are going to be disappointed if there isn't violence at the event.

Kirk Parker said...

Narr,

Here are The Deacons.