October 24, 2020

"If you are black and hold elected office in America, coming to Atlanta is like coming back to the womb."

Said Kamala Harris, yesterday in Atlanta. Transcript.  
[Donald Trump] had the gall... to suggest that he keeps a ledger, and you’re on one side of his ledger if you don’t wear a mask, you’re on another side of his ledger if you wear a mask. And now look where we are. Now look where we are.… 
Even before he was running for office when he questioned the legitimacy of the birthplace of the first black president of the United States, has been so weirdly obsessed with trying to get rid of whatever Barack Obama created. Think about that. We don’t need presidents who have weird obsessions. What is that about?... 

We don’t need presidents who have weird obsessions — that's a striking line, but a devious insinuation. What is that about? The Atlantans — who make black politicians feel like they're in a womb — are expected to complete the thought: It's about Donald Trump being a racist.

We are looking at families that are getting up at the crack of dawn, to drive to sit in their car in a food line for hours. Praying that they can get to the end of the line before the food runs out. One in five mothers in America is describing her children under the age of 12 as being hungry. We’re in the midst of a hunger crisis in America.... 

There is support for that factual assertion here.  Back to the transcript:

[Donald Trump] measures how well the economy is doing based on the stock market. Who measures how well the economy is doing based on how rich people are doing. Who as one of his first orders of business, passed a tax bill benefiting the top 1% and the biggest corporations of America. I will tell you, Joe Biden and I will make it one of our highest priorities to get rid of that tax bill, and do what we know needs to be done to invest that money in working families....

 [Donald Trump] refuses and will never say, “Black lives matter.” And then have the gall to stand on that debate stage at the last debate in front of 70 million Americans, and would not condemn white supremacists.

She means the first debate, and of course, he did condemn white supremacists when asked, though he's been criticized for failing to say it strongly enough. 

And people have asked me, they say, “Well, Senator Harris… ” By the way senator is not on my birth certificate. It’s Kamala. 

Harris's predecessor in that Senate seat, Barbara Boxer, famously rankled when she was not addressed as Senator Boxer. Presumably, Boxer realized afterward that her prickly haughtiness looked ridiculous, and clearly Kamala believes she needs to present herself as warm and folksy. It can seem phony, but it's a standard approach for male politicians, so don't give the female politician any less tolerance. But that's just a quick aside as she cues up the familiar Trump-is-a-racist litany:

And they say, “Well, do you think… Are you saying? Do you think he’s a racist?” Yes, yes. Because you see, it’s not like it’s some random one off. We’ve seen that pattern going back to him questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama, going back to Charlottesville. When people were peacefully protesting racial injustice in America, a woman was killed. And on the other side, you had a bunch of neo-Nazis wearing swastikas, carrying Tiki torches, slurring, throwing out anti-Semitic and racist slurs, and Donald Trump said, “Well, there are fine people on both sides.” A president of the United States who referred to Mexicans as rapists and criminals. A president of the United States who made as one of his first policy initiatives, a ban on Muslims entering our country. And then stood on that stage and would not condemn known white supremacist, and then double down and said, “Well, they should stand back and stand by.” This is not reflective of who we believe we are as a nation. We need a president who acknowledges systemic racism, who acknowledges the history of America, and uses that bully pulpit and that microphone, in a way that speaks truth with an intention to address the inequities and bring our country together. And that is Joe Biden. 



101 comments:

Leon said...

"has been so weirdly obsessed with trying to get rid of whatever Barack Obama created."

Good to know she thinks that is a weird obsession and would never want to get rid of anything Trump created if she were to getting to office. Yeah right!

Robert Roy said...

For me at least the Charlottesville slur is disqualifying. Under other circumstances, while I wouldn't vote for Biden I might be willing to sit this election out. But repeatedly twisting this out of context and cutting out parts of the quote is unconscionable.

Doug said...

How Biden and the dems trapped themselves into nominating this mediocrity to "bolster" their ticket is a mystery that may never be solved.

Amadeus 48 said...

Not interested. Dog bites woman. Kamala plays the racism card.

What did we think she would do? That's why she is there. But she's talking up the guy that put a generation of young black men in jail. She won't talk about that.



Kevin said...

She was the early frontrunner who couldn’t make it to Iowa.

She’s only here for her skin color.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Democrat Party!

(golf clap)

tim in vermont said...

We are looking at families that are getting up at the crack of dawn, to drive to sit in their car in a food line for hours. Praying that they can get to the end of the line before the food runs out.

What got her going off on the failings of socialism all of a sudden?

Ralph L said...

That little shill was me.

Kevin said...

One in five mothers in America is describing her children under the age of 12 as being hungry.

I really hate these statements from politicians. I know they were effective at one time, back when we were using common definitions and collecting the data using government statisticians.

At one time it was enlightening because we’d never quantified these issues before and certainly not on a national scale.

But today there is no legitimacy to these statements. Outside groups compile data for policy purposes and politicians pick the worst outcomes to manipulate the voters through outrage and shame.

It’s no longer information, it’s just made-up numbers for emotional manipulation.

Kevin said...

We don’t need presidents who have weird obsessions

Like sniffing little girls’ hair.

Or swimming nude when their security detail has to watch them.

Birkel said...

As a child of subcontinental Indian / Caribbean parents who married a white guy and put a bunch of blacks in prison for offenses she claims also to have indulged while listening to Tupac before his first album dropped, Kamala is going to tell black Americans about their experiences?

I call cultural appropriation!

rehajm said...

National Daily Black Likely Voter Job Approval For
@POTUS
- October 19-23, 2020

Mon 10/19 - 25%
Tue 10/20 - 24%
Wed 10/21 - 31%
Thu 10/22 - 37%
Fri 10/23 - 46%

Annie C. said...

I truly wish someone would define systemic racism and indicate how it manifests itself.

Currently the term is bandied about in word salad responses, but never seems to be defined. It just appears to be what all the cool kids are saying.

Xmas said...

I am not skeptical of the children being hungry, but I am not sure this means they are underfed.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db51.htm

Bilwick said...

The Founders can also be seen (especially by stupid people, such as Harris) to ha had this "weird obsession" with George III. History is full of such "weird obsessions."

Heartless Aztec said...

As Scott Adams has noted before - it's an entirely different movie that Sen Harris is watching.

Bob Boyd said...

Obama and his media cheerleaders constantly pointed to the stock market when claiming the President was leading an economic recovery because that's all they could point to.

TRISTRAM said...

In modern America, black and in the word is a high risk state of almost being. Just not getting aborted means you are lucky.

MD Greene said...

What the hell does Kamala Harris know about being black in America?

Dating (married) Willie Brown doesn't count.

TheThinMan said...

If the mother isn’t hungry but her little children are, maybe she should stop eating all the food in the house?

But, of course, no one’s actually going hungry in the U.S. The poorer people are the fatter they are. Like covid and global warming, it’s a fake problem for increasing government power.

TheThinMan said...

If the mother isn’t hungry but her little children are, maybe she should stop eating all the food in the house?

But, of course, no one’s actually going hungry in the U.S. The poorer people are the fatter they are. Like covid and global warming, it’s a fake problem for increasing government power.

TheThinMan said...

If the mother isn’t hungry but her little children are, maybe she should stop eating all the food in the house?

But, of course, no one’s actually going hungry in the U.S. The poorer people are the fatter they are. Like covid and global warming, it’s a fake problem for increasing government power.

TheThinMan said...

If the mother isn’t hungry but her little children are, maybe she should stop eating all the food in the house?

But, of course, no one’s actually going hungry in the U.S. The poorer people are the fatter they are. Like covid and global warming, it’s a fake problem for increasing government power.

TheThinMan said...

If the mother isn’t hungry but her little children are, maybe she should stop eating all the food in the house?

But, of course, no one’s actually going hungry in the U.S. The poorer people are the fatter they are. Like covid and global warming, it’s a fake problem for increasing government power.

tim maguire said...

This speech sounds damning, but it’s really just more of same. Democrats need almost the entirety of the minority vote—solid majorities aren’t enough to carry their coalition through”—and Donald Trump “the racist” is taking a big and growing chunk of that minority vote. Less than half, but far more than Democrats can spare. So there’s a bleeding that must be staunched now, but if this tired litany of old smears is the best they can do...her audience has heard it all before and they’ve concluded that the Dems are all talk.

Maillard Reactionary said...

Harris is not black, but she is a liar.

Wince said...

Wasn't Senator Kamala's problem in the primaries, among others, her rejection by black voters?

Do black voters view her as representative, authentic, especially shilling for Joe Biden who she derided as a racist just months ago in a campaign that went nowhere?

Temujin said...

Whatever the year, it does not matter. Whatever the times, the reality on the ground, in the economy, it does not matter. Democrats inevitably have one message to pump at people, continuously:

Republicans are racist. They are sexist. They are homophobic, xenophobic. They want to take away your healthcare. They want to prevent you from voting. They want to make laws that only help the wealthy and....Wall Street.

I mean- any of us could run as a Democrat. This is the only attack- since 1964. Literally- since 1964 that has been the playbook in some form or another. It's really pumped up to this message that includes all of the 'ists' since the Clinton's were running, but this is it.

At some point, when you're living in Atlanta, Detroit, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Newark, LA, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington DC, New Orleans, Seattle, Portland, etc. you've got to look around you and ask yourself and ask your family and friends: Have the Democrats worked out for any of us? No- I don't just mean our political office holders and their friends, I mean- us. Have the Democrats worked out for any of us?

wild chicken said...

Even if he loses, if Trump is never brought to heel on race I will be happy.

We won't all kowtow.

mandrewa said...

Obama identified himself to other people as Kenyan for a considerable part of his life.

He was raised as a young child in a foreign country, Indonesia, and as a Muslim. (And I think your identity is formed by where you grew up, not where you are born.)

And I do think, even now, that there is some legitimate question about where actually Obama was born.

But from the beginning of this whole controversy, I thought the whole issue was a false flag, a red herring -- that was quite possibly deliberately planted -- or at least encouraged, by Team Obama because it was inevitably going to be fruitless.

There were other, better grounds to attack Obama on and it was unfortunate, or very deliberate, that things took this path.

Marshall Rose said...

If you support Trump, you ain't Black?

ga6 said...

Not Mumbai, Kingston, Ottawa, or Vancouver.?

Ms Harris be shining on us fools.

narciso said...

atlanta where the mayor who endorsed the riots, came down with the bug,

wendybar said...

She's a token. (using Democrat terminology about conservative blacks). The only reason she is there, is because she is a black woman. If she were white, he wouldn't have picked her...(Lizzy Warren!!)

daskol said...

I don't want a socialist president, let along a woman socialist president.

AllenS said...

"One in five mothers in America is describing her children under the age of 12 as being hungry." -- Harris

Well, answer this then, Kamala, why are so many women of color obese? Are they eating all of the food, and their children have to go hungry?

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Bob said...

She and Ice Floe Joe are both practicing Goebbels''s Big Lie technique, and are never called out on it by the MSM. Both "Fine People on both sides" and "Mexicans are rapists" have been debunked as lies on numerous occasions (the third lie that Ice Floe Joe likes to repeat is that President Trump advocated injecting bleach as a treatment for Covid).

RNB said...

Amazing. Almost every sentence in her speech contained a lie or at least a distortion.

Tina Trent said...

Obesity is the biggest contributor to health problems for the poor in Atlanta and elsewhere. The only hungry kids I ever saw in any community in Atlanta were hungry because dad was gone and mom was smoking up the WIC vouchers. There's a steady trade in food stamps and WIC for cash.

Yeah, we've had a steady stream of magic black female politicians in Atlanta. Police Chief Beverly Harvard, who disappeared rape cases involving underaged minority girls at the strip club frequented by powerful black politicians and rappers. Mayor Shirley Franklin: a serious crook. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: a less intelligent serious crook. Both women double-dipped and got relatives on the gravy train: Bottoms, the dumber of the two, is inches from being implicated in her predecessor's crimes. Franklin's lucky she didn't go down with Mayor Bill Campbell, another black politician who went to prison. Mayor Kaseem Reed was once slated to be Hillary Clinton's VP. Now he's facing the slammer and may take Bottoms with him. Ditto the longtime DA, a Harris pal.

Maybe Kamala Harris does belong here.

Michael said...

What kind of moron looks to potus for medical advice or As an example for Mask wearing? Are we to believe that people decided to go Willy nilly Covidville sans nmasks and sans clean hands because of the president? Insane.

And “the womb” now had nightly drag racing on our streets, shoot outs inside INSIDE Neiman Marcus, car jacking, surging murder rates, robberies in shopping center parking lots, home breaking, the lot. And a demoralized and vilified police force.

So go home Kamala.

Big Mike said...

We’re in the midst of a hunger crisis in America....

Caused by Democrats. If Althouse was honest.

Bruce Hayden said...

What Harris never asks is why any child in the country legitimately is ever hungry? We give enough money away every year in government programs that no one here legitimately should ever be hungry, starting with Food Stamps/EBT. School aged kids have the advantage over everyone else with the School Lunch program. Or would if the public school teachers would just go back to work. No one should be surprised, of course, that Harris isn’t mentioning the culpability of this major Dem constituency in child hunger.

There are a couple things going on here, helping to cause the problem. First, a lot of low income people, and esp in the Black community, live in food deserts. Crime was already making it hard to keep stores selling food, and esp the grocery stores that much of the rest of the country depends on, open in the poorer lower class neighborhoods. Then AntiFA and their BLM allies, both Marxist organizations, burned down a lot of the remaining stores selling food this last summer in these neighborhoods. The rest of us would just jump in their cars, or call an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi to drive to the nearest grocery. (We have a Whole Foods less than a mile away here, with several Kroger’s, Safeway’s, and Walmarts in a five mile radius). But they can’t afford to own a car, and rental rides don’t service these communities very well because of the crime. Of course, Dem party policies are the primary causes for most of these problems. The Targets, bodegas, etc burned out by the rioters that Harris has never really condemned, are not going to be rebuilt in the near future.

Another aspect of the problem is that a lot of the food assistance that we are already supplying isn’t turning into feed on the tables in these communities. One problem is that a lot of people trade their EBT cards for cash, at maybe 50¢ on the $1. That money is then used for other purposes, such as drugs.

No doubt, Harris won’t go within a quarter mile of addressing the real problems here, because her political party is the source of most of them. Instead, if she actually does propose solutions, it will likely be expensive, duplicative, governmental programs with little more chance of success than those already in place. No one likes to see kids starving. But the solution is not socialism, which she is essentially pushing. Venezuela is so bad that they are eating rats, since the pets and zoo animals have long been consumed. Socialism in action. That is what they want though, because that is how people like Harris get rich.

mockturtle said...

But the Braves lost out to the Dodgers, so there's that.

Kevin said...

Every single example she uses that “proves” Trump’s racism is false. The entire narrative that he is racist is false. It’s embarrassing for the United States that they are never called on their blatantly provable lies

Big Mike said...

When people were peacefully protesting racial injustice in America, a woman was killed.

The Charlottesville protests were not peaceful, though effective police work could have kept them peaceful. The BLM protests in Atlanta were violent, and an eight year old black girl was murdered by a black man who was part of those protests. Harris, of course, doesn’t care.

Fernandinande said...

Kamala Harris isn't black, if anything she Asian.

Barack Obama isn't black either, he's a mulatto.

We don’t need presidents who have weird obsessions.

Especially one who obsesses about peoples' race but can't get their race correct.

Gunner said...

Trump should have confronted Biden with the Charlottesville lie at the debates. Ignoring it just makes people think it was true.

RichAndSceptical said...

I thought she said tomb.

Browndog said...

Let's see-

Partially black, spent time growing up abroad by "privileged" parents is now the very epitome of the struggle of inner-city ghetto blacks.

Their arrival marks the beginning of your salvation.

It's 2008 all over again.

DavidUW said...

Glad she's wasting her time in Georgia.

I suppose she's really there to try to push Ossoff over Perdue for the senate, because there's no way Georgia votes for Dementjoe. and if Georgia does somehow, it won't matter because it really will be a biden landslide.

So they have Harris wasting time in Georgia and Basement Biden in Delaware. Ok

Either they really have the election in the bag or this is a mistake.

RK said...

I wish I was 1/4 African descent so I could spend all of my time talking about being black.

CWJ said...

The Brookings study to which Althouse linked does provide some factual support for KH's one in five mothers reporting hungry children. But to cite it is cherry picking.

First of all, it provides no support for the sitting in cars claim though I believe KH is implying that the car sitters and hunger-reporting mothers are one and the same.
Second, it attributes these feelings to the covid pandemic, not Trump.
Third, it is a snapshot from April of this year when legitimate fear, layoffs, quarantines, economic disruption, and uncertainty were at their peak.

No wonder mothers with young children expressed concern for their families welfare. I doubt it was restricted to self reported hunger alone.

bobby said...

So, we don't address food problems by employment - we do it by sitting in food lines for hours.

Understandable, as you only need to sit in the food lines once or twice per week, and working is almost a daily thing!

Big Mike said...

Over on Instapundit I followed a link to an article with the headline “Under Trump, black prison rate lowest in 31 years.” This is due to Trump’s First Step Act prison and criminal reform plan. Harris, famously, railroaded young black men into prison for marijuana possession and other rinky-dink charges, while — wink-wink, nudge-nudge — using recreational drugs herself.

Sam L. said...

Given what Hillary and Obama did to him, Trump has every right to shoot back. "Turn about" and all that.

Curious George said...

"School aged kids have the advantage over everyone else with the School Lunch program. Or would if the public school teachers would just go back to work"

FYI the program marches on. I live a few block from a MPS high school. Every day a long line of folks go through the school and pick up lunch for their kids. Apparently people picking up lunch for their kids are immune from Covid, unlike union school teachers.

MayBee said...

The insinuation that Trump is trying to get rid of Obama policies because Obama was black has long been a trope of the Democrats' case that Trump is racist.
Because I'm sure you all remember the Obama years, when anybody opposing Obama policies was doing it out of racism.
Forget that ditching the Iran deal, moving our embassy to Jerusalem, getting rid of regulations, and opening land for fracking - all things Obama opposed- have had very positive consequences for the US. Instead, you have to imply its racism.

Well, get ready. How is Biden going to handle the racism when he disagrees with Harris, or tries to make it seem like her opinion is less important than his?

gilbar said...

serious question
don't All of you Realize,
that OVER 300 MILLION americans; are just one missed meal, away from hunger?

It's Totally TRUE! for OVER 300 MILLION americans,
if they miss their next meal; they will be experiencing Hunger
That is Just a FACT.

hombre said...

Kamala is speaking to Democrat plantation blacks, not emancipated blacks: “Stay on the plantation.” “Collect welfare.” “Get murdered in your neighborhoods by gangbangers.” “Watch your businesses torched by Democrat Brownshirts.” Vote Democrat. We will continue to deliver misery.”

gilbar said...

i personally, haven't eaten all day! and if i don't make some pancakes and sausages soon;
i will be getting VERY HUNGRY

Lurker21 said...


It must be great to be young enough and naïve enough to take all the "caring" rhetoric seriously from Biden, Harris and company. Some new face in politics might be able to pull it off - some Jimmy Stewart in a Frank Capra movie type - but not Harris, and certainly not Biden.

I'm sure Obama wasn't born in Kenya. Barack Sr. and the Dunhams couldn't have afforded flying Sr. and pregnant Stanley Ann half-way around the world to meet Sr.'s parents and other wife. People didn't do things like that back then (and with the "other wife" aspect, I'm pretty sure they don't do that even now).

But people didn't have much verifiable information about President Obama's early years, and the idea of somebody who grew up abroad, as Harris did, becoming president is something not everyone is comfortable with. In any case, it's not like birtherism is a live issue for most Americans today.

Swede said...

"And if you don't vote for Joe Biden, you ain't really black".

Did she include that gem?

It's a keeper.

MayBee said...

When people were peacefully protesting racial injustice in America, a woman was killed.

As Big Mike points out, these protests weren't peaceful. By the time I heard about it - but before Heather was hit by the car - the protest had devolved into mayhem with shields and sticks. CNN was in the middle of it, talking about people protesting and people showing up and fighting and it was the most incomprehensible news report ever. But it was because Antifa had shown up to battle the Neo Nazis.

In the aftermath, but in a move we've seen repeated over and over, the left protesters were swarming cars and one of them got hit by a car. How many times did we see that this summer? But we don't hear Biden/Harris talk about those people. We just hear about this one, as if its the ONE time protests got violent. Why don't the other people killed in protests matter?

William said...

Back to the womb. It doesn't behoove a pro-choice candidate to get too rapturous about wombs. The womb's a fine and private place, but not one that Democrats do there embrace....There's a neat trick to appealing to Black resentments without triggering white hostility. I don't think Kamala has quite mastered the trick. Obama was pretty deft at it. I don't think either Kamala or Obama ever endured any particularly harsh form of discrimination, but Obama, a gifted method actor, was far more convincing in the role of MLK's worthy heir.

Michael K said...

Harris is probably on the ticket to keep the Silicon Valley money rolling in. Yes, she is a POC but she did not do well in Democrat primaries. Her behavior in the Kavanaugh hearings was probably her real self. Talk about a Karen as President !

JK Brown said...

The "rapists and criminals" crossing the border was about the coyotes, and if our lawful entry laws are working, criminals that would be refused entry. What happens when you mix vulnerable women, children and even men with criminals, regular or smugglers? And going to the police is not an option. Some of the vulnerable are going to get raped.

Now we see why so many on the Left didn't comprehend the "rapists and criminals" statement. Even though Apple dictionary lists someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the US as the second definition for coyote.

Joe Smith said...

If you're a black politician in Atlanta there is no expectation of excellence. You only have to run against other blacks, and maybe only then be forced to find solutions to problems.

If it's a white opponent it's just the race card in play.

When she first came to prominence in politics I had seen her picture but had no idea she was black until I read it in the paper one day.

I've been playing a little golf this summer and am a couple of shades darker than her.

walter said...

"We don’t need presidents who have weird obsessions."
Says one trick Kamala.
(Ok..maybe two)

Lurker21 said...

Somebody call Daniel Dale. Kamala needs fact checking ASAP.

And on the other side, you had a bunch of neo-Nazis wearing swastikas, carrying Tiki torches, slurring, throwing out anti-Semitic and racist slurs

I get it. Nazis had torchlight rallies. But why "Tiki torches"? Is there some hidden reference to Disneyland or Trader Vic's that I should know about?

BarrySanders20 said...

I was that little fetus.

Is she saying that Atlanta is dangerous, because a womb is a dangerous place for a black Pre-born person.

Of course, she’s not black so maybe she feels safe.

DeepRunner said...

I used to live in Georgia. Atlanta is a great city. Parts of it are sludge, like any other city. But there's lots to like about Atlanta and the surrounding area. I'm just not sure that telling Blacks that coming to the capital of a former penal colony is like returning to the womb.

John henry said...

Even before he was running for office when he questioned the legitimacy of the birthplace of the first black president of the United States

That is a really bizarre sentence. Trump questioned the "legitimacy" of Hawaii? Or perhaps the "legitimacy" of Kenya which Obama at one point claimed as his birthplace.

I think I know what she meant. But the sentence structure makes me wonder.

And people who live in glass houses should never throw stones. Harris was born in the USA. No question about that or her "natural born" citizenship. At least in my mind.

But, through her father, she was also born a citizen of Jamaica under current and then Jamaican citizenship law.

Has she ever renounced it?

Do we really want a dual citizen as veep, potentially prez? Will she recuse herself from anything having to do with Jamaica if elected?

Where's Mick when we need him?

John Henry

AndyN said...

Bruce Hayden said...
There are a couple things going on here, helping to cause the problem. First, a lot of low income people, and esp in the Black community, live in food deserts.
Amazon will accept EBT payments to deliver food in Georgia, plus 38 other states and the District of Columbia.

Another aspect of the problem is that a lot of the food assistance that we are already supplying isn’t turning into feed on the tables in these communities. One problem is that a lot of people trade their EBT cards for cash, at maybe 50¢ on the $1. That money is then used for other purposes, such as drugs.
Surprisingly, people who live in "food deserts" find somewhere to spend the entire balance of their EBT card on laundry detergent and other non-perishable goods that can be sold for cash at roadside stands. This isn't "another aspect of the problem", this is the problem.

Tina Trent said...

Throughout the school shutdowns, every single public school in America that served federal reduced-income lunches continued making them and either had pick-up areas or delivered them directly to children's homes. Parents and random other people were invited to participate. No child, legal or illegal, goes hungry in America unless the parent is absent and/or stealing the food stamps to sell for lottery tickets, booze, nails and hair extensions. I can't count the times I've had someone knock on my door and try to sell me food stamps or WIC, which is supposed to have more safeguards. I did keep a box of noodle ramens and mac and cheese to give to the 14 children of the crack addict down the street for whenever she disappeared to have another baby or turn tricks.

That's reality.

Joe Smith said...

"I used to live in Georgia. Atlanta is a great city."

But the traffic...Oy!

I've lived in an area with maybe the worst traffic in the country (according to 'experts'), at least when everyone was working.

But Atlanta? Wow...

Whoever designed their highways should be shot.

The best part is, $1M buys you a helluva house.

But I would gain 50 pounds in six months from all the fried food (not that it wouldn't be worth it : )

Mike Sylwester said...

The most important consideration is that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will restore morality, normalcy and civility to out country's politics.

mockturtle said...

It's Totally TRUE! for OVER 300 MILLION americans,
if they miss their next meal; they will be experiencing Hunger
That is Just a FACT.


Yes, and I go to bed hungry every night! It's true! I dine early and never snack. So I'm always hungry at bedtime.

Retail Lawyer said...

Isn't a rule that a race grievance huckster should marry someone of the huckster's race? Kamala married a Jewish white man, which should be disqualifying. At least among the more spiritual Blacks, like the Reverends Wright, Sharpton, Jackson. And that Farakan guy, too.

DEEBEE said...

Black politicians had better watch their ass. Given their presence in the womb and her support of late term abortions.

Leora said...

The one example I've seen of systemic racism was pointed out by David Bowie complaining that entertainment companies wouldn't promote black entertainers to white people. This was a few weeks before Michael Jackson videos first appeared on MTV in the 80's so I think that one is over.

John henry said...

Jamaica constitution Chapter 2 section 3C


3C. Citizenship by descent

Every person born outside Jamaica shall become a citizen of Jamaica-

a. on the sixth day of August, 1962, in the case of a person born before that
date; or

b. on the date of his birth, in the case of a person born on or after the sixth day
of August, 1962, if, at that date, his father or mother is a citizen of Jamaica by birth, descent orregistration by virtue of marriage to a citizen of Jamaica.


Emphasis added.

https://constitutions.unwomen.org/en/countries/americas/jamaica

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Sorry, Kamala, when the economy is doing well, so is the stock market. The stock market tracks the real economy. The blue governors have screwed over their states by locking down their businesses and people. There is no such thing as a non-essential business. All businesses are essential. Having a governor (I'm looking at you, Gretchen Whitmer), order that Walmart can sell canned corn but not corn seeds just proves that she's a looney tyrant. People are hungry because the governors have prevented them from working so they can feed their families.

Many democrats can't see the forest for the trees. All they can focus on is the risk from the China virus. They can't see the damage down to everyone by shutdown economy.

n.n said...

A Planned return to the womb and anthropogenic selection. This is reminiscent of Democrats gaming "no child left behind" and disenfranchising their constituents. Harris is Pro-Choice.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

The MSM are part of the Goebbels' big lie conspiracy. If all you watch and read is the MSM, then you're world view is going to be Democrats are saints and Republicans are damned.

n.n said...

I was that little fetus.

Fetal-American. Black, brown, white, albino... we are all conceived and end our natural evolution with a pale shade of diversity.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Part of the Charlottesville lie is attributing to Trump the "replace us" chant. Just ask any Dem about Trump's racism and anti-semetism. The Dems believe what the fascist MSM tells them.

n.n said...

the damage down to everyone by shutdown economy

Once you go Pro-Choice... collateral damage.

This Is STUNNING: Mandates (incl Masks) CAUSE Deaths

Xenophilia, Planned Parent, social contagion, improper sanitation, poor hygienic habits, stigmatized early treatments, cargo cult (e.g. intuitive) science together drove the excess deaths and collateral damage.

n.n said...

Color bias is intrinsic. Color prejudice is progressive.

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

Assimilation. Integration. Diversity of individuals. Minority of one. Principles matter. Make America Great Again.

wholelottasplainin' said...

"We are looking at families that are getting up at the crack of dawn, to drive to sit in their car in a food line for hours. Praying that they can get to the end of the line before the food runs out."
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So...those hungry families can afford to own a car and buy gas for it, but don't have money for food? And sit in their car among a long line of cars, either idling or starting the engine again and again to move forward in the queue?

Where's the evidence?

I call bullshit---straight up.


Thistlerose said...

The unemployment rate is under 8%. If the mothers can't work to earn money to feed their children there is no reason that the fathers can't go out and find a job. You don't need to make 65000 a year to provide basic needs for your children. With the government support we provide most any job will do. Chipping in as little as 75 dollars a week per child can make sure they don't go hungry.

Bruce Hayden said...

“Amazon will accept EBT payments to deliver food in Georgia, plus 38 other states and the District of Columbia.”

Assuming that Amazon delivers there. There are very likely places where they won’t.

“Surprisingly, people who live in "food deserts" find somewhere to spend the entire balance of their EBT card on laundry detergent and other non-perishable goods that can be sold for cash at roadside stands. This isn't "another aspect of the problem", this is the problem.”

Simpler than that - at least here in AZ, EBT cards are regularly exchanged for cash or even drugs. Or at least were five years ago. I know people who were regularly offered cards at that 50¢ on a $1 rate of exchange.

Narayanan said...

Kevin said...
Or swimming nude when their security detail has to watch them.
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security detail has to watch "OUT" >>> they are supposed to be looking around and not at their principal - unless they are also supposed to be lifeguards? or hold his robe or whatever when he get out?

Bunkypotatohead said...

Back to the womb, for a nice late term abortion.

gilbar said...

Lurker21 said...
I get it. Nazis had torchlight rallies. But why "Tiki torches"?

duh! to go with their Hawaiian shirts !!!

gilbar said...

This Is STUNNING: Mandates (incl Masks) CAUSE Deaths

TimiFnV? care to comment? or do you just want to want to ignore this, and pretend?

khematite said...

"Praying that they can get to the end of the line before the food runs out."

Only someone who hasn't stood in a line in a very long time thinks that people are praying to get to the end of a line. The devout hope of actual line-standers is to get to the front of the line and then be able look back and feel sympathy for the person who's at the end of it.

John henry said...


Blogger gilbar said...

This Is STUNNING: Mandates (incl Masks) CAUSE Deaths


Not stunning to me, Gilbar. I, and others, have been saying this for 6 months or more.

In any event, we only have about 15 more days until KungFlu is over.

And by the end of November we'll be going Kung Flu, what the heck is that? I seem to remeber hearing something about it a few months ago but cant remember what exactly.

This will be true even if somehow Harris and Biden manage to win.

John Henry

Doug said...

Althouse, I confess to being stumped at your capricious censoring of my posts.

Have I offended the sisterhood by pointing out the obvious, that Harris is a dullard who slept her way to the top?

ken in tx said...

Someone above wanted a definition of systemic racism. It's when a system has a disparate negative outcome for the approved victim class, even though there is no actual discrimination involved. The disparate outcome alone proves that the system is racist, i.e. the SAT is a racist system. If the disparate outcome happens to Whites or Asians, that's not racist, that's merely justice, i.e. the NBA is not racist.

mikee said...

Doug, oddly enough, my mother in law, suffering from dementia, now calls me Doug.
This has nothing to do with your contretemps with Althouse.
I just think my MIL is really enjoying her dementia, so far.

DeepRunner said...

I used to live in Georgia. Atlanta is a great city. Parts of it are sludge, like any other city. But there's lots to like about Atlanta and the surrounding area. I'm just not sure that telling Blacks that coming to the capital of a former penal colony is like returning to the womb.