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2/1/2019

About Those Photos In Virginia Governor’s College Yearbook… (Update Added)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 3:02 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Because the media has seen fit to pounce on Americans who have been fierce in their opposition to infanticide this week, I’m going to post about the latest in a not so good week for Gov. Northam of Virginia:

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From the Virginian-Pilot:

A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.

The photo, which The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of Friday from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library, comes from the 1984 yearbook, the year Northam graduated.

On the half-page set aside for Northam, there is a headshot of him in a jacket and tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and a third of him sitting casually on the ground, leaning against a convertible.

The fourth photo on the half-page has two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black. The person with the black face is also wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Both are holding canned drinks.

It’s unclear who the people in costume are.

The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday afternoon.

Or as Allahpundit puts it:

Go figure that a guy with a Klan photo in his yearbook would have a strong stomach for killing innocents.

In fairness to him, a lot of dumb kids did offensive things back when they were [checks notes] 25 years old. In medical school.

This is his medical school yearbook.

Now we wait for the follow-up story: Is Northam the guy in the hood, or the one in blackface? And which is worse?

I can imagine the headline already. “Conservatives pounce on photo of state governor in regional attire.”

So, does Northam apologize or retire? Do the Democrats resuscitate him, or just leave him to die quietly on the table? Or does he deflect by pointing out his ongoing battle against systemic racism:

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It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. And although it’s just a yearbook, we need to remember how important yearbooks are:

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Oh. Wait. We’re now being told that what happened 30 years ago, doesn’t matter. Not sure when the rules changed, but apparently they have:

A Northam ally, Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) defended the governor.

“His whole life has been about exactly the opposite and that’s what you need to examine, not something that occurred 30 years ago,” said Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax). “While it’s in very poor taste, I would think no one in the General Assembly who would like their college conduct examined. I would hate to have to go back and examine my two years in the Army. Trust me. I was 18 years old and I was a handful, OK? His life since then has been anything but. It’s been a life of helping people, and many times for free.”

P.S. Tweets via Jerry Dunleavy

UPDATE: Gov. Northam apologizes and confirms that he is one of the individuals in costume:

“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,”

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.

“This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.

“I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

UPDATE 2: Gov. Northam also released a video late today which makes it clear that for now, he does not plan on resigning. Not yet, anyway:

UPDATE x3 BY PATTERICO: Now Northam has given an insane press conference in which he says he isn’t in the picture, didn’t authorize it to be included in the yearbook, never saw the picture before yesterday … and, um, dressed in blackface as Michael Jackson in 1984.

OK then.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

321 Responses to “About Those Photos In Virginia Governor’s College Yearbook… (Update Added)”

  1. Here we go.

    Dana (023079)

  2. This is why so many people don’t want to run for public office. By the time you hit a certain age, you have acquired any number of skeletons in your closet, and would rather no one else know about. But, if these things matter when it’s someone on the right side of the aisle, then it should matter equally when it’s someone on the left side of the aisle.

    Dana (023079)

  3. Appears Welch coal miners drive snazzy sports cars.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  4. Where was the opposition research team for the republicans before the election?
    Another time they were asleep at the wheel.

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. Or as Allahpundit puts it:
    [….]
    I can imagine the headline already. “Conservatives pounce on photo of state governor in regional attire.”

    Heh! Allah only thinks he’s joking. We’re talking about Virginia. This is an article from the sidebar of the Northham story:
    Suffolk man charged with bestiality, animal cruelty following federal conviction

    nk (dbc370)

  6. @3. Postscript; error; Welch = Welsh. Still stunned seeing Raquel in an old episode of McHale’s Navy.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. A/p should note the ‘quote’ suggests the fella w/t can of suds in the miner in question.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. Where was the opposition research team for the republicans before the election?
    Another time they were asleep at the wheel.

    Apparently Fusion GPS wasn’t available because some other campaign had already hired them.

    Dave (1bb933)

  9. Same word.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Where was the opposition research team for the republicans before the election?
    Another time they were asleep at the wheel.

    From all of the analysis after the 2017 election, the Virginia GOP is pretty much dead in the water and has been for some time now.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  11. not merely dead, which is ironic considering the blood price that McAuliffe exacted in Charlottesville, to allow the election sweep,

    narciso (d1f714)

  12. Stupid Virginia ex-felons elected a Klansman for governor.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. He’s very, very sorry.

    I’m sure that’ll clear everything up.

    Dave (1bb933)

  14. Narciso

    This is not going to go away!
    New Witness Emerges In Mueller-Linked Scooter Libby Set-Up
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/new-witness-emerges-in-mueller-linked-scooter-libby-set-up/

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  15. UPDATE: Gov. Northam apologizes and confirms he is one of the individuals in costume:

    “Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,”

    “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.

    “This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.

    “I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

    Dana (023079)

  16. Today is the first day of Black History Month, too.

    Go figure.

    Back in the day in the UK, the BBC broadcast a prime time TV variety program featuring Old South songs and stereotypes to ntertain Britons called ‘The Black And White Minstrel Show’ — remember it well. Wasn’t cancelled for good until 1978.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  17. @12. Lots of statues to traitors, too, in the ol’Confederacy.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. Re 15:

    IOW: Hey, I support taxpayer-funded infanticide which is disproportionately minorities. Let me keep my job!

    harkin (97db13)

  19. Isn’t there an age limit on wokeism?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  20. I think Northam’s apology is well done.

    Dana (023079)

  21. So what is worst?

    Being in a black-face costume or in Klan outfit?

    Gotta be the latter…right?

    In his apology statement, he doesn’t state which one… so, are we to assume that he was in the klan outfit?

    Hooo boy!

    whembly (f68468)

  22. Yeah… that’s how you apologize for things like that. It definitely sincere and I hope there’s enough grace for folks to accept it.

    whembly (f68468)

  23. “I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

    He’s going to double-down on removing Confederate monuments from public spaces. Just watch. Rather than chasten him, this will probably embolden him in a more “woke” leftist direction.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  24. 20… well done as in a superb performance, covered all the bases, hit all the right notes?

    Or well done, as in enough to hold onto his job, since he won’t resign? I guess time will tell.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  25. adrienneelrod
    @adrienneelrod
    Hello Gov. Fairfax. Must resign now. Stunning this JUST came out.
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    Stephen Miller
    @redsteeze
    Not really that stunning. #Firefighters
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    Michael Francis
    @MikeMickJee
    Gillespie’s compaign people must be KICKING themselves…
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    Lucas Carson
    @eklu65
    Yeah, kinda weird right? Wonder why it took a private blogger to break this story, and not our brave journalists…
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    LC Mike
    @MJT3066

    The KKK outfit is in keeping with the history of southern Democrats.
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    Chris Donovan
    @chrisdonovan
    The night Ralph Northam won the VA gubernatorial election, Senator Kamala Harris sent out this tweet, saying his election showed “that Virginia won’t stand for hatred and bigotry”
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    Stephen Miller
    @redsteeze
    Governor of Virginia gonna need to learn to code.

    harkin (379be7)

  26. Those are good, harkin.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  27. Where is Harvey Korman when we need him!?!?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  28. Or well done, as in enough to hold onto his job, since he won’t resign? I guess time will tell.”

    He plays for the right team so he has a shot at surviving. But the way they have begun to really eat their own now……like you said time will tell.

    If he was a conservative he’d be toast and it would be proof to the Woke Brigade Media that White America still hasn’t really changed.

    harkin (379be7)

  29. There are two and only two kinds of people who go into politics: the truly committed and the totally corrupt.

    Look at who you’re voting for.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  30. I wonder if the person in that photo had been – let’s say Ed Gillespie – if it would’ve surfaced during the campaign and not left to an unknown blogger to dig it up?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  31. 29. There is only one kind of person that lasts in politics: those who are truly committed to remaining totally corrupt.

    Gryph (5efbad)

  32. 20. Well done? Maybe… but sincere? Come on!

    Gryph (5efbad)

  33. Will Wilkinson 🌐
    @willwilkinson
    My guess is that his worldview shifted gradually, he didn’t think about this much, and if it occurred to him he winced and felt awful but thought he’d hurt his ability to make it right through political action if he brought it up.
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    Rodney Doss
    @blackjack3247
    Does this apply to all Democrats, like Obama, Hillary, Biden etc. who were once against gay marriage but evolved?
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    insipidwanker
    @insipidwanker
    That’s a pretty generous assessment. “Try to ignore it and hope nobody notices” seems far more likely.
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    Will Wilkinson 🌐
    @willwilkinson
    If that’s the case, it might have been rationalisation to avoid discomfort, and could have been totally wrong that he could do more good staying silent, but he also could have been right.
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    🇺🇸John 🇺🇸
    @DaBearsk35
    Good thread. But I do know that if the guy had an R by his name no amount of mea culpa public or private would be good enough for the media or the Dems. But seeing as he has a D by his name the media & Dems will do a collective gasp then give him a pass.
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    Fernando
    @Moragis_
    So the person that accused others, without any reason, of racism didn’t want to preserve his status/fortune/political power, but just wanted to make a world a better place. I’ve seem lemmings with less herd mentality

    __ _

    harkin (379be7)

  34. 20… well done as in a superb performance, covered all the bases, hit all the right notes?

    Or well done, as in enough to hold onto his job, since he won’t resign? I guess time will tell.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/1/2019 @ 4:26 pm

    Both.

    Dana (023079)

  35. Whoa::

    To add to the shock, a page from Northam’s yearbook at the Virginia Military Institute listed one of his nicknames as “Coonman,” a racial slur.

    Dana (023079)

  36. It’s funny the White House reporter for CBSNews felt the need to explain to the rubes that the nickname is racist…

    Dana (023079)

  37. he shouldn’t resign but he will

    americans are an astoundingly cowardly race of trash anymore

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  38. I think the apology was on target. It’s also basically what I thought Kavanaugh should have done about the drinking instead of claiming to be some kind of angel. Sometimes when you are in your teens and twenties you do stupid stuff and then you grow up and realize it was dumb and/or wrong. And really the only appropriate response to someone confronting you with it is to go, “Yeah. I was an idiot, sorry about that.”

    Nic (896fdf)

  39. 38. Apologize for drinking? Something that is perfectly legal (at least if you’re old enough)? Screw that noise, Buddy! Indiscretion with strong drink was the least of Kavanaugh’s worries! He was too busy defending himself from rank slander!

    Gryph (5efbad)

  40. Drinking does not equal being a racist.

    Dana (023079)

  41. Nor does it make someone a rapist.

    harkin (379be7)

  42. I’m not running for office, but in the interest of full disclosure, I do have a photo taken at a Halloween party in ’82 where I’m wearing an Afro fright wig, faux tiger skin caveman outfit, wooden beads, it looks like I’ve got some discoloration on my face (supposed to look like dirt, I guess), wife (damn she was hot!) is wearing her leopard skin cave woman outfit and we’re holding our 7 month old firstborn son who has a miniature Superman costume on.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  43. 20. Well done? Maybe… but sincere? Come on!

    Sincere about winning his next political race….

    Kishnevi (2717fb)

  44. the person the jack douchey twatter trash should be twitter-necklacing is the person what thought that photo was appropriate for a yearbook

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  45. Unclear on the concept, he should’ve been BamBam…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  46. 42
    On behalf of Kryptonians everywhere, I protest your son’s cultural appropriation of Krypton’s most famous citizen.

    Kishnevi (2717fb)

  47. Actually he admitted he liked a brew, that’s the worse squirrel ever, nic. Let’s get real fritz hollings first hoisted the star and bars over South Carolina he was a presidential candidate in 1984 and

    Narciso (0078db)


  48. Tom Hammer
    @MAGASoGood
    Libs (last week): Wearing a MAGA hat and smiling is a hate crime.

    Libs (today): Ralph Northam was just wearing the blackface as a joke. Relax. He has tons of black friends.

    harkin (379be7)

  49. Senior statesman, Byrd was a Klan recruiter, he was aces in their book.

    Narciso (0078db)

  50. Northam’s apology hit several right notes: it sounds sincere, straight-forward acknowledgment of what he did, how awful it was/is, and that he was indeed one of the individuals in costume. He also acknowledged the hurt it causes, that it will take time for wounds to heal and for trust in him to be re-built, as well as reminding Virginians of who he has been for 30 years. It includes a little something for everyone. It may well help him keep his job.

    But let’s not forget that first and foremost, he is a politician. And as a politician, he is going to do and say anything and everything to keep his job.

    Dana (023079)

  51. So Cavanaugh was being slandered by someone who perjured herself in a Senate hearing, oddly no prosecutor seems interested in that

    Narciso (0078db)

  52. But let’s not forget that first and foremost there is a double standard which continues to disfavor conservatives.

    If this was a Republican there would be thousands of libs mocking him for playing the ‘I have black friends’ card.

    harkin (379be7)

  53. I think the apology was on target. It’s also basically what I thought Kavanaugh should have done about the drinking instead of claiming to be some kind of angel.

    Only, as I recall (and I guess I’ll have to look it up), Kavanaugh did acknowledge that in hindsight he probably was a little too devoted to partying as a teenager. But as others here have pointed out, that’s miles away from the real allegations against him which had to do with him supposedly being a known gang-rapist.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  54. If he wasn’t a baby-killer, I’d feel sorry for him. Because it’s really picayunish. But he who rises by the libtard political correctness ….

    nk (dbc370)

  55. Meanwhile the grand negus from Colorado is suggesting impeaching Cavanaugh for perjury or something.

    Narciso (0078db)

  56. Northam’s apology hit several right notes: it sounds sincere, straight-forward acknowledgment of what he did, how awful it was/is, and that he was indeed one of the individuals in costume. He also acknowledged the hurt it causes, that it will take time for wounds to heal and for trust in him to be re-built, as well as reminding Virginians of who he has been for 30 years. It includes a little something for everyone. It may well help him keep his job.

    The one other thing that would have made Northam’s apology better in my eyes is if he also acknowledged how it has become sport now to find embarrassing things in a public figure’s past and try to use them for humiliation and even opposition in the present. He wouldn’t have to mention Brett Kavanaugh by name, but it would help if he admitted that both sides engage in this behavior and vow to give others the same benefit of the doubt that he is asking be given to himself.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  57. Seeing some on the left calling for Northam to resign.

    Move-On:

    If @RalphNortham is one of the two people pictured in the highly disturbing, horrific photo wearing either blackface or a KKK hood – or if he selected or approved of its use on his yearbook page — he should immediately resign. There are no excuses for such a racist display.

    Julian Castro:

    It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign.

    Kamala Harris:

    Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together.

    Dana (023079)

  58. kamala’s the higher standard one who slept her way into office using her genitals

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  59. @39 Admit the drinking at the beginning. You can’t mount a reasonable defense if you are clearly lying about part of it because then people believe the whole defense is a lie.

    @40 It doesn’t but the strategy in dealing with it should have been similar. The bunny hill and the black diamond are not the same, but you can attack them both with similar strategies.

    @47 Not until he was well and truly pinnned down. It would have been better damage control to address it head on right at the beginning, IMO.

    Jeebus, people, you can think someones strategy was good or bad without being a supporter or attacker of them.

    Nic (896fdf)

  60. oddly no prosecutor seems interested in that

    Narciso (0078db) — 2/1/2019 @ 5:34 pm

    Well, no reasonable prosecutor, so we’re told.

    Matador@gmail.com (39e0cd)

  61. Dana (023079) — 2/1/2019 @ 5:43 pm

    t probably helps that they would have no problem with his replacement if he did resign
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Fairfax

    The business about the flyer is, in this current context, interesting.

    Kishnevi (2717fb)

  62. Hard to believe this happened 50 years ago this week… https://vimeo.com/308466479

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  63. Bongino just claimed that he had this pic in October 2018 but couldn’t verify it. Now if a C-lister can get it, where, indeed was the VA GOP?

    Matador@gmail.com (39e0cd)

  64. Well, no reasonable prosecutor, so we’re told

    In fact yes. It would probably be impossible to prove she perjured herself procul dubio rationabiliter

    Kishnevi (2717fb)

  65. How about the death threats, where does that fall into the strategy calculus, the ostracism by a whole host of parties.

    Narciso (0078db)

  66. Probably, but worse cases have been won, no?

    Matador (39e0cd)

  67. no you don’t understand

    twitter-necklacing one of their own now an then (and encouraging wingers to participate) – that’s how they validate jack douchey’s twatter nazi reich

    and if you’re keeping score it’s something like 5,267 to 14

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  68. The lt governor is a black man. Northam is DOA.

    NJRob (5f2a1b)

  69. oopers now *and* then i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  70. nice

    he seems to be fighting back

    that speaks well of him

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  71. I’d take the 2.9 year term if I were Fairfax…(unless he is Mark Warners heir apparent) if your a Dem optimist,this is the first office going red after after a Dem presidential victory, of course VA and NJ might be so far gone that rule doesn’t hold. Next up, dont hold back on the grease with JB’s Springfield burger and Gillum/Abrams is squared off.

    urbanleftbehind (4d3585)

  72. I would maintain that the rules didn’t change, the people involved did.

    tmm (3d89bc)

  73. Coonman: Cartman; dark times…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pqU_1Ipp4

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  74. Well had he shown any trace of mercy to the innocents his bill would have murdered.

    Ot, after 12 years, Murtha and Durbin slander of haditha proved just that.

    Narciso (0078db)

  75. It’s very revealing that the left will call for Northam’s resignation for something he did 30 years ago but are cool with his supportv of infanticide. Sadly unsurprising.

    Dana (023079)

  76. They worship at molochs altar Dana like the thugee pit in the volcano of temple of doom.

    Narciso (0078db)

  77. 75. Gotta draw the line somewhere, dontcha know?

    Gryph (5efbad)

  78. But this diligence of the GOP not only to faLl on their sword but throw the knife ar themselves is extraordinary.

    Narciso (0078db)

  79. The fiendishly opportunistic Kamala Harris pounces:

    https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1091495852865134592

    JVW (54fd0b)

  80. that’s jordan peterson on climate change

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  81. And Kristin Gillibrand piles on:

    https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand/status/1091529491032072192

    I doubt that her candidacy is going to gain traction. But if it does, she’s going to love all the political operatives combing through her high school and college years to find material to attack her with. And she will deserve it.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  82. As dr. House would so oh snap, well 55 weeks is a little past the threshold for termination

    Narciso (0078db)

  83. Progressive groups MoveOn, DailyKos and DFA all say Northam should resign.

    Dana (023079)

  84. Isn’t the VA Democrat caucus supposed to be making a statement right about now? I haven’t seen anything yet, and I don’t really want to screw around with the Washington Post.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  85. They are very verklempt,,

    Narciso (0078db)

  86. Northam released a video tonight. “I am committed to continuing the fight through the remainder of my term.” He doesn’t plan on resigning. Yet, anyway.

    Dana (023079)

  87. I remember from the British “House of Cards” the Bad Prime Minister telling the King, “No, you won’t because you don’t have a constituency”. If Northam thinks has a constituency, he’ll fight back.

    nk (dbc370)

  88. thinks *he* has

    nk (dbc370)

  89. It was a much better production, than the one on the states. Ian Richardson was much subtler than spacey

    Narciso (0078db)

  90. Virginia House Democrats say they are with the Legislative Black Caucus:

    We are still processing what we have seen about the Governor but unequivocally say that what has been revealed is disgusting, reprehensible, and offensive. We feel complete betrayal. The legacy of slavery, racism, and Jim Crow has been an albatross around the necks of African Americans for over 400 years.

    These pictures rip the scabs of an excruciatingly painful history and are a piercing reminder of this nation’s sins. Those who would excuse the pictures are just as culpable.

    Dana (023079)

  91. Well, there you have it: Northam-Gosnell is toast.

    Isn’t it amazing? Had the whole abortion thing not happened this week there would probably be some of us on the right who are tired of the social justice bullying and might lift a finger on the governor’s behalf, but since he acted like such a jerk in fighting for infanticide, we’re all fine with letting him be cut loose.

    And it’s good that the Old Dominion State is going to get a more hard-left governor. Let the so-called “moderate” wing of the party understand that eventually the hyena eats you. Maybe this can be what rallies the moribund GOP out there.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  92. We are still processing what we have seen about the Governor but unequivocally say that what has been revealed is disgusting, reprehensible, and offensive. We feel complete betrayal.

    I’m curious: what exactly is the “betrayal”? Did Northam-Gosnell assure them before he was nominated that there was nothing incriminating in his history? Did they directly ask him, “are there any racist things you have done in your younger years that could come back to haunt you”? Unless this is the case, it’s hard to see what rises to the level of “betrayal.”

    JVW (54fd0b)

  93. The proof of the pudding is the vote didnt go through, they might even blame him for being too clear in his description, you must be as abstract as possible.

    Narciso (0078db)

  94. Elizabeth Warren calling on him to resign. Dems are pouncing!

    Dana (023079)

  95. Its not about morality, it’s about effectiveness, the yardstick that alinski set forth.

    Narciso (0078db)

  96. I agree with nk above: if Northam was such an avid supporter of baby killing, I would feel sorry for him.

    Dana (023079)

  97. 98. You mean if he wasn’t. Little typo there, Dana. I don’t think I’d feel sorry for any Democrat getting eaten by their own. As always, YMMV.

    Gryph (5efbad)

  98. I’ve got the suspicion that if he had spoken against the bill or threatened to veto it, the baby killers would have sprung this on him.

    nk (dbc370)

  99. Oops: I agree with nk above: if Northam *wasn’t* such an avid supporter of baby killing, I would feel sorry for him.

    Dana (023079)

  100. He was no good for them, it’s a little like Shelley’s heart a typical prog president is facing impeachment but his allies find a new champion. A member of the maniates tribe who is successor to kunstler. By the way the latters ex wife was one of credico’s and assanges attys

    Narciso (0078db)

  101. 35 years plus an apology should mean something. Rationality has left the building.

    JRH (fe281f)

  102. Oh gosh those nooses were set up last summer ot was it the spring before that.

    Narciso (0078db)

  103. Hoo boy:

    In 2013, as Terry McAuliffe’s running mate, Ralph Northam refused to shake hands with his black Republican opponent

    (video at link)

    Dana (023079)

  104. I haven’t checked the NY Times coverage on this yet. What do you think the crux will be:

    1. Republicans pounce
    2. Another white male has a problem with race
    3. The South’s historic race problem
    4. A new crop of Democrats has no tolerance for racial slights

    Or another wild card? I’ll check in a couple of minutes.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  105. They play it straight up, the journolist hasn’t had a meeting of the minds yet.

    Narciso (0078db)

  106. I mean if we’re resigning for past sins Harris shouldn’t have a job.

    JRH (fe281f)

  107. Wow, you’re right Narciso. The hard lefties on staff must have the day off. In fact, right now on the homepage are three stories that reflect pretty badly on the party:

    Virginia Governor Admits He Was in Racist Photo as Calls for His Resignation Grow

    House’s Muslim Women Absorb Blows Over Israel

    Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test

    Lucky for progressives this is all in the late Friday news dump.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  108. Yes it will time for pouncing later, they had to know but it was worth gambling they could turn hospitals into sacrificial altars

    Narciso (0078db)

  109. Let me play NYT Opinion Editor and just assign my topics to for the Sunday paper:

    1. Republicans pounce — Thomas Friedman
    2. Another white male has a problem with race — Paul Krugman
    3. The South’s historic race problem — Charles Blow
    4. A new crop of Democrats has no tolerance for racial slights — Nicholas Kristoff

    That ought to take care of it.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  110. JVW, same old tricks:

    CNN chyron tonight labels DEMOCRAT Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican.

    Dana (023079)

  111. The post took no. 3 tack,

    Narciso (0078db)

  112. Terry Macaulife is tweeting for him to step down. He’s done. Such a spineless lot. And somehow that it’s all being done on twitter makes it worse.

    JRH (fe281f)

  113. Yes the slithering godfather of Virginia politics global crossing bandit clean energy scamster as crooked as the creature from the amazing spiderman.

    Narciso (0078db)

  114. Lacking spines is the least of it, JRH.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  115. They take them from the infants like the predators they are.

    Narciso (0078db)

  116. None of the news articles identified his political party. That is all you need to know.

    AZ Bob (885937)

  117. @120. Yessum, dat Ben Vereen.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  118. Barack Obama’s brother said that Barack also worried that he, Barack, was “not black enough”. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  119. @123. It is an interesting article-‘a long time ago; in a galaxy far, far, away…’ from a time just a few years before Northam felt free to corked up–or is it Shinola…

    ‘On January 19, 1981, a number of prominent entertainers gathered at the Capital Centre, just outside of Washington, D.C., for the All Star Inaugural Gala, saluting the country’s new President, Ronald Reagan. Among them was the Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen, who, a few years before, had been nominated for an Emmy for his performance in the enormously popular miniseries “Roots.” For his contribution to the gala, Vereen staged an homage to the legendary black vaudevillian Bert Williams, one of the most popular entertainers of the early twentieth century. The tribute, which he performed with Ronald and Nancy Reagan seated regally near the stage, consisted of two parts. First, Vereen sang the popular show tune “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee.” He did so dressed as Williams, wearing coat and tails, and, as Williams would have—as was required of African-American theatrical performers of Williams’s era—wearing blackface, too.’

    The piece goes on. ABC edited the full performace and Vereen’s career took a hit because of it.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  120. Col., I heard Sheriff Clarke had the same question when he signed in at the reception desk at CPAC and the NRA onvention during his six months of fame.

    urbanleftbehind (b1214b)

  121. At the UW in Seattle, our frat personally learned about the history of blackface. My frat brother, a 6’6″ lanky Latvian guy, blackened his face and hands, then wore a stocking cap and long-sleeve shirt for Halloween. We thought it was funny because nobody recognized Ivar as Ivar, people just thought he was some black dude. It was kind of an amazing transformation. The next year we were in a talent show and he dressed up again as some black dude playing a sax, and he wasn’t allowed to by the organizers, and they explained why, so we learned. We were undergrads in 1981 and we knew about this. Northam has no excuse as a med student in the mid-1980s, or that he would chose to stand next to a KKK guy for a photo.

    Paul Montagu (27e440)

  122. It comes full circle: Kathy Tran has now called for Northam’s resignation.

    1. Kathy Tran (D) proposes bill to allow full-term abortions
    2. Video goes viral, outrage ensues
    3. Ralph Northam (D) defends Tran, goes further, endorses infanticide
    4. Northam doubles down after outrage
    5. Northam KKK/blackface photo emerges
    6. Tran calls for Northam to resign

    Dana (023079)

  123. No bad deed goes unpunished, it’s about efficacy not morality or even truth.

    Narciso (85e525)

  124. Schadenfreude. It’s what’s for dinner.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  125. Quilted northam, is about done.

    Narciso (85e525)

  126. The Ben Vereen story is awesome, in a way that I would imagine escapes the average reader of The New Yorker. Vereen is asked to entertain at the Reagan inauguration, agrees, hatches a plot to embarrass the GOP audience with a performance that features him doing an old Vaudeville routine in the first half and then criticizing it in the context of racial grievances in the second half. The television people screw him over and only televise the first half, and thereafter Vereen has to answer to angry professional race men (and women) why he did the part that was televised. Golly, it’s almost as if back in those days TV didn’t think it existed in order to give some second-rate actor a platform in which to harangue the world with his solipsistic view on topical matters.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  127. It comes full circle: Kathy Tran has now called for Northam’s resignation.

    If I were drinking tonight, I would pour some out in remembrance of Ralph Northam-Gosnell’s epic week.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  128. democrat party about to flush gov. north am down the memory hole. not good news for congressional racist steve king! watch your year book conservatives!

    lany (a12ac6)

  129. This governor is gone in the next 12-20 hours, Toast. Democrats have a long history of wearing sheets and killing babies. Really today, if not this whole week, starting with uproar over the clown up here in NY that we have: The pathetic miserable g bloodthirsty moron Gov. Andrew KKKuomo. The Lord’s work is being done BY THE PEOPLE. At work I had a supervisor who let out some pro-Dem comments this week and a bunch of us, uncoordinated, verbally pounced on the guy. I didn’t realize there were so many anti-Dems where i worked i.e. in the federal government in NYS. We gave him hell and just yesterday he used a word that is offensive to gays and I just shook my head and called him out on it that he was over the line. These people judge everyone and think they walk on water, but they are some of the most hateful people i have ever met.

    BTW Big League Politics broke this story first. Hours ahead of any MSM site and even the new orgs in VA.

    PS after a year of so much fake news about yearbooks in Alabama and SCOTUS it is cosmic karma and the mystical wheel of life & justice that crushes the Dems. The next 24 months will be a grand ol time to test the moral & political fiber of our country.

    Where Eagles Dare (8f562c)

  130. Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/1/2019 @ 5:27 pm

    I have been wracking my brain trying to remember if I used blackface during my (award-winning!) performance as Idi Amin (er, I mean, “Field Marshal Dr. Idi Amin Dada, President for Life of Uganda, Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Servant, and Spokesman of the Third World”, as I styled myself) at Model UN during high school.

    I pulled out all the stops, with bodyguards, an army surplus military uniform, and I even rolled a semi-realistic looking practice hand grenade across the table at the guy playing the delegate from Israel during one of the committee meetings. I don’t *think* I blackened my face, but I’m not 100% sure…

    :)

    Dave (1bb933)

  131. Hours ahead of any MSM site and even the new orgs in VA.

    The first VA news org to report it sent a reporter to the school to examine an original copy of the yearbook and confirm that the photo was genuine. That would have taken a little time…

    Dave (1bb933)

  132. Steve Guest
    @SteveGuest
    CNN chyron tonight labels DEMOCRAT Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican“

    __ _

    So pure
    __ _

    harkin (a28485)

  133. Kudos to President Trump for getting together with President Bolsonaro and leverging Panda to buy 5 metric tons of soybeans per day. Trump and Bolsonaro own the soybean market and will use it to benefit each country.
    Cheers Mr. President.

    mg (8cbc69)

  134. Republicans need to run better prepared candidates than Ed Gillespie. He is called a racist by the govna, and has no counterpunch….
    Loser.

    mg (8cbc69)

  135. gillespie was just more de-nutted bushfilth

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  136. but Mr. Northam needs to stand strong and tall like the sturdy oak in the hurricane

    the twitter trash they don’t just want you out of office they want your whole life destroyed

    that’s Jack Douchey’s dream and vision of how this works

    so at the very least the governor needs to cling as long as he can cause this may be his last paycheck in this life

    after you get twitter-necklaced you’re cast out

    your social credit is depleted citizen

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  137. would it surprise you to realize the incompetent corrupt trash-lick US military’s kept a cloud over Ronny Jackson’s head all this time

    President Trump has re-nominated White House doctor Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to be promoted to 2-star admiral amid the Pentagon’s ongoing investigation into Jackson regarding alleged misconduct.

    The White House sent a letter to the Senate on Jan 15 offering Jackson’s promotion for consideration, The Washington Post reported Sat.

    The letter came amid an ongoing investigation opened by the Pentagon’s top watchdog, the Defense Department’s (DOD) Inspector General’s Office, into allegations that surfaced after Trump nominated Jackson to become secretary of Veterans Affairs.

    no wonder the scumsuck military keeps missing their recruiting goals

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  138. Not to kick a racist baby-killer when he’s down, but Eugenicists Are Racists. From Hitler to Margaret Sanger Margaret Sanger to Hitler, it’s a package deal.

    nk (dbc370)

  139. but that doesn’t mean lifeydoodles aren’t a tad racist too

    they definitely spend a lot more time and energy labeling black women “baby-killers” than they do on preventing unwanted black lady pregnancies and such

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  140. We’re not allowed to chain them up anymore.

    nk (dbc370)

  141. Btw the Zinke charges were claptrap. But you know narrative.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  142. Happy, that reminds me if/when the courts are vrymchthsclose to overturning Roe v. Wade there’s going to be subsets of the not-Democratic coalition that are going to get cold feet because #moreblackpeople

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  143. you’re not wrong Mr. urban

    it’s always messy when you foreground vapid virtue signaling at the expense of first principles like freedom and limited government

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  144. They can complain when they catch up with the car:
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/the-week-in-pictures-polar-vortex-edition.php

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  145. Limited government? If a government will not protect babies, then it should not exist at all.

    nk (dbc370)

  146. “The sriracha must flow” is not a sufficient rationale.

    nk (dbc370)

  147. Sen chief Gallagher was railroaded for much less, mostly some punks that thought he was too tough.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  148. i been on a sriracha kick this week for sure

    i wish amazon or netflix would do something with dune or even hbo

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  149. the Sasse law does nothing to protect babies it just makes damn sure they get killed dead in the womb

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  150. It’s sad something has to be done, I dont think the phoenicians made such an official push.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  151. He does seem to have an aminus about black candidate not only his rival in 2013, but his own running mate, but it doesn’t seem to matter, dems are bullet proof when it comes to seizing power.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  152. Conscientious Republicans like ridge let gosnell slaughter away with cool abandon, as mcaleer notes it’s actually what legal which is the real scandal.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  153. Mcaleer is the fellow who debunked skydragon fantasies as well as brought gosnell to the screen

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  154. So in point of fact, will there be any more than a possum opposition, like the bulwark counsels to reverse any of this, rhetorical.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  155. The sandmann strafing was the ion cannon to clear the decks.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  156. And on that subject, sauces …. You’ve all known me for what, ten or twelve years, and you never told me that mole pobleno is made with chocolate! And you know I like chocolate. You know it!

    nk (dbc370)

  157. IMPEACH !!!!!!!

    joepeh (fc6d93)

  158. So keep him there, I changed my mine he is sangers best protege he didnt acknowledge his running mate and the press didnt care. Much less his rival in 2013, who was a devout Christian, and hence an unperson.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  159. All you need to do is read about “partial birth abortion” for maybe five minutes, to understand why they do it. Because birth is safer for the woman than abortion. A lot safer. So they induce birth and stick a forceps in the baby’s brain as soon at it reaches the vaginal opening. That would be the equivalent of sticking a crowbar in our brains. But what I want you to understand is not the horror, but that birth is safer than abortion.

    nk (dbc370)

  160. yes yes i don’t have a go-to place for mole here yet – topo does it a lot but that’s kind of an ordeal and just reminds me how NG and I used to get the most amazing HUGE plate of chicken mole for like 8.99 at our little place on ventura blvd

    mole’s too fatty for what i do these days :(

    but i’ve used the jarred stuff before and you can use that as a base and dress it up however you want so get one of those and google a recipe too so you can add whatever twist seems to be appealing and make it your own – you kinda want a grapefruit spoon to dig it out but once you heat it it’s super-easy to work with

    i miss LA tremendously sometimes but i’ll miss chicago even more when i leave

    btw the Iranians have a mole dish too

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  161. Is that from the gosnell transcript, I begin to understand Lenny Bruce’s point about obscenity.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  162. birth is safer than abortion

    yes but Sasse’s bill does nothing but spur R&D efforts to address this

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  163. It was not only Gosnell, they all do it like that. All partial birth abortion practitioners. Gosnell was convicted on three counts of infanticide because he did not use the forceps and the baby was delivered alive and killed outside the birth canal.

    nk (dbc370)

  164. Like dieter with the monkey the hot takes got cold:

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c54f9e4e4b00187b5510ff0?2vq

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  165. I note that, to the extent that the Liberal Propaganda Machine (the Media, if anyone is confused) noticed this story at all, they are dismissing it as youthful folly, having nothing to do with the man’s present politics.

    I have two observations;

    1) Live by the decades-post-facto gotcha, die by the decades-post-facto-gotcha. If you get to dredge up unsupported allegations of decades-old misbehavior, wee certainly get to ask for an accounting of decades old behavior that is DOCUMENTED. Don’t like that? Blow me.

    2) The man is a Democrat in a Southern State. The Democrat Party was the Party of at least two incarnations of the Klan, the Party of Jim Crow, and the party that enthusiastically embraced eugenics…until a certain Austrian put the stink on it. And the Democrats are the party that vigorously defends the policy of ‘Abortion on Demand’…which disproportionately terminates the pregnancies of brown women. So, just maybe, there is a legitimate connection. And if the Democrats don’t want to talk about it…I’m far from sure I care. I’m in favor of legal abortion, but abortion up to and possibly after birth is too goddamned far. It may not be morally wrong (I have doubts that a newborn is a person) but it is politically a mistake, and the people pushing it are idiots and zealots. And investigating their background, including what idiocy or zealotry they may have committed in their youth, is not out of bounds.

    C. S. P. Schofield (f7316d)

  166. could we not intersperse discussions of food with graphic descriptions of infanticide?

    just saying :)

    Dave (1bb933)

  167. No pithy comeback Dave? Now after apologizing quilted northam says itz not him,

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  168. I aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach.” — Upton Sinclair

    “First fill their stomachs, then teach them virtue.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

    nk (dbc370)

  169. So what if it wasn’t him? He put it in his yearbook profile.

    nk (dbc370)

  170. but this is not impeachable so he should hang in there and just do his job cause of he was elected to do a job not bibble-babble about yearbooks what were printed from before cell phones were even invented

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  171. Exactly his job was to butcher babies and raise taxes, he flopped the first one but give him a little time.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  172. yes yes and remember most of his voters are federal worker trash – they love dead babies and they get a nice little thrill from light-to-moderate racism – these are like mother’s milk to them

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  173. Politics isn’t about truth anymore, even after we saw the yearbook had been altered, there was still push for a hanging so the fellow who put Richard Jewell in the dock and let Eric Rudolph escape so he could kill more people could have the seat

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  174. Now Northam says he isn’t sure it was even him in that photo.

    Sure seems like something that one would remember…

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  175. Is he thinking he’d never be caught wearing plaid pants? Or is he taller than the KKKlown pictured appears to be?

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  176. Yes there’s no good time for plaid,

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  177. Update #3 he now says it’s not him in the photo. Bro, pick a position.

    JRH (fe281f)

  178. Dementia? Even more reason to step down, but it could be said that T. Kennedy and Yon Makain did their most useful work for the Ds with ever reducing gray matter.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  179. maybe this will be a turning point where people stop letting dirty fascist twitter-trash hound them out of office

    i’m rooting for ralph

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  180. Yeah, what the heck, VA has that one term only thing, I just wonder if Dr. Tran has her roots in the North not the South if you know what I mean.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  181. But notice how the baby-killers have got people talking about racist yearbooks and not about baby-killing? So they’ve kind of won this skirmish, with Northam as an acceptable loss.

    nk (dbc370)

  182. Yes that’s why I think he should stick around, tran was born in ho chi Minh (saigon) btw.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  183. I just wonder if Dr. Tran has her roots in the North not the South

    If she’s Boat People, her roots are in China. That’s where they kill baby girls for not being boys. Seriously. The Boat People were “ethnic Chinese” driven out by the Communist Vietnamese-Vietnamese.

    nk (dbc370)

  184. Northam is still refusing to resign, and is now questioning whether he is in either of the costumes. It seems very unlikely one would forget doing something like that. And speculation about whether he selected the pictures for his page or not, were answered in the Washington Post:

    Joan Naidorf, whose husband’s yearbook page is opposite Northam’s in the yearbook, said she was surprised the photos are only now coming out, given Northam’s stature in Virginia politics.

    “We’ve often wondered over the last 10 years or so why someone didn’t dig this up sooner,” said Naidorf, a nonpracticing emergency room physician who lives in Alexandria.

    She said when she first saw the photo, shortly after the yearbook was published, “I thought: ‘That’s awful.’ I assumed it was something at a drunken frat party.”

    She said she didn’t know when or where the photos were taken. Her husband, Tobin, wasn’t available Friday. He met Northam a few times when they worked medical rotations together but weren’t friends, Joan Naidorf said.

    Eastern Virginia Medical School allowed students to pick their own photos for their yearbook page, Naidorf said. Her husband chose their engagement photo and other personal pictures. Another student chose a picture of men in blackface and dressed as women in what appears to be a variety-show routine.

    Dana (023079)

  185. Remember how pointing out year zero was de classed in the race against the #metoo cisneros.

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  186. So he was hacked like Anthony Weiner, umcay.

    Narciso (caa0eb)


  187. John Ekdahl
    @JohnEkdahl
    If Northam has any chance of winning back Democrats, he’s going to have to propose expanding post-birth abortion up to 5-year-olds.

    harkin (a28485)

  188. I hear that Northam’s favorite movie is “Partial Birth of a Nation”

    Chuck Bartowski (a2c25f)

  189. Good one, Chuck.

    nk (dbc370)

  190. Question, do phone records suffice in lieu of actual phones?

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  191. He deserves a good post-departin’ depression…

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  192. The sufficiency is up to trier of fact who weighs the evidence. They are admissible, with or without the phones.

    nk (dbc370)

  193. That’s why you folks got everything squared away:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RaferWeigel

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  194. Since he’s willing to divulge phone records but not the phone itself,i bet u money that Smollett’s cellphone was used in a pegging.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  195. What’s a pegging?

    nk (dbc370)

  196. Never mind. As a matter of fact: Shut up!

    nk (dbc370)

  197. Tmi no I’m not going to urban dictionary it’s like drinking the vodka in leviathan

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  198. Phone records won’t show his Grindr history and he doesn’t know whether it can be recovered even if he uninstalls the app, is the right answer.

    nk (dbc370)

  199. smollett’s a lying wackadoodle nutjob

    why do people do these made-up attacks on themselves?

    there’s enough real attacks in the whirl that’s for sure

    but if you’re not willing to give up your phone to make it where these evil racist maga rednecks don’t hurt anybody else in chicago then you’re part of the problem

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  200. The show is trash, it’s too bad Henson thought it was a step up from person of interest

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  201. Narciso

    What did Clarice Feldman tell you about this?
    New Witness Emerges In Mueller-Linked Scooter Libby Set-Up
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/new-witness-emerges-in-mueller-linked-scooter-libby-set-up/

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  202. Five Years Twelve Years David Bowie

    Pushing through the Safeway store, not any mothers sighing
    News had just come over, we had twelve years left to cry in
    Cortez blinked and told us, earth was really dying
    Manson Lamps blazed a fiery glow, and I hoped she might be lying

    I heard damn iPhones, Mickey Mouse, favorite melodies
    I saw Gump, Trump, Kamala-toe on TV
    My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
    I forgot to remember I’d put everything in there

    And all the Democrat people, and all Republican people
    And all the fever-swamp people, and all the no-party people
    I never thought I’d need so many people
    I think I’ll live in an ice-cream parlor, drinking milk shakes cold and long
    Vanilla or chocolate, I don’t really care… and I don’t think my weight gain
    Is a subject for this song

    And l’m old, in pain and put in for my pension
    This is it, no more dough and I’m feeling some tension
    My life, my wife, the way that she talks
    I kiss her, she’s beautiful, when she does that walk

    We’ve got twelve years, dat AOC says
    We’ve got twelve years, but she can’t be Prez
    We’ve got twelve years, my knees hurt a lot
    We’ve got twelve years, that’s all we’ve got

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  203. Speaking of mooks avenatti will not be facing domestic violence charges

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  204. 203… lol…

    Colonel Haiku (6b7575)

  205. Narciso, who is this Eye Doctor persona (sic) who is cyber-stalking you on every thread?

    nk (dbc370)

  206. Hes a guy named Marty watters from your neck oc the woods he has one good idea and thirty not so good, sibel Edmonds is a high strung Turkish puzzle palace analyst a little ob the John nash spectrum

    Narciso (caa0eb)

  207. Narciso

    Clarice Feldman backed Sibel Edmonds story that Marc Grossman outed Valerie Plame!

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  208. Progressives undestabd the objective is the thing, the individual is secondary had trotsky taken over he would have purged stalins crew, it doesn’t matter who killed col mustard as long as his dead. Conservative really think the opposite. Whose system endures.

    narciso (d1f714)

  209. Too many clues. A couple of cabbies, of the type who put out their prayer rugs facing Mecca on Wacker Drive five times a day, could very well be outside on Hotel Row at 2:00 am in a Chicago January and might be inclined to rough up some lone gay guy at the slightest provocation. They might even be wearing ski masks. But the MAGA stuff, the rope, and the “chemical substance”, are too much. He should have left those out.

    nk (dbc370)

  210. Narciso

    Do you think that Grossman being the person who really outed Plame to the Turks is significant?

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  211. They understand stopping g a law or a rule is the important thing, not the mechanics of the thing.

    If it was of quradawis flock, the story would be gone.

    narciso (d1f714)

  212. we’re in a sick twatterfied era now where being a victim is such a compelling status symbol you’re willing to tell all kinds of outrageous lies and become known as that victim guy for the rest of your life

    it’s very similar to the whole tattoo fad

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  213. Planes name was as much a secret as the crying game.

    narciso (d1f714)

  214. That’s a dodge, Narciso

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  215. Narciso

    They forgot to gag Clarice Feldman!

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  216. @195 AAA+

    JRH (fe281f)

  217. so it has taken the DNC, the HRC campaign, certain anti Trump members of the RNC, the FBI, NSA, CIA and certain anti-Trump members of the government intel communities of at least 3 countries i.e. The UK, Russia, and OZ AND YET still no evidence of a crime by POTUS or candidate DJTrump YET here we have photo graphic evidence and audio-visual evidence of a liberal Democratic socialist Gov Northam appearing in either blackface or a KKK robe as well as being having accepted to be called racist slur as a “nickname” AS WELL AS supporting infanticide AND YET….AND YET… HE STILL SEES NO REASON TO RESIGN. This coming from the party who sees no reason to protect USA citizens from the crimes of illegal aliens, wants to allow unlimited illegal immigration and for those illegals to be granted the same funds and rights as USA citizens, AND wants abortion i.e. the ending of a human life up until birth and even after birth IN SOME CASES.

    Now we know why a Satan worshippers want to become mainstream: They have a particular party that aligns with their morality & world view.

    Where Eagles Dare (8f562c)

  218. Time to play that sure fire, ‘Access Hollywood Trump Card’–

    What yearbook? Never bought one; it’s not ‘me’… but recall ‘just like it was yesterday’ doing blackface w/a little shoe polish in San Antonio for a Michael Jackson Halloween costume… was ‘commonplace’ in that era…

    Oh yes, kids; the 80’s- those wild and woolly Reagan days. Amos ‘n’ Andy times! Remember those black and white minstrel shows touring across America? A lawn jockey at the end of every driveway, too! Ah, the warm bosom of the ol’Confederacy…

    It’s our fault. Not his.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  219. KKK tells north am to “hang” in there! Democrats say its post natal abortion time ralph!

    lany (ff4aca)

  220. Is Northam the guy in the hood, or the one in blackface? And which is worse?

    Reminds me of Trading Places:

    ”How could the man I love… be a heroin dealer?”
    ”It wasn’t heroin. It was angel dust, PCP…”

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  221. Democrat party get the rope we will lynch him!

    lany (ff4aca)

  222. 186… are you saying she’s a sapper, ulb???

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  223. 225… speak for yourself, wokeist!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  224. disco’s eight track, just gets jammed up, coronello,

    narciso (d1f714)

  225. Northam is old Old Dominion. He grew up on a farm his (great?)-great-great-grandfather worked with slaves. Which he owned. Until Abraham Lincoln freed them. His father and grandfather were judges. He was post-segregation and post-voting rights, but they were not. Very sad. Such is life.

    nk (dbc370)

  226. K-K-K-K K, K (turn and face teh strain)
    K-K-K-K K, K
    Don’t wanna be dat black-faced man

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  227. Time may change him
    But babes don’t get time

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  228. I just picture Arnold saying ‘it that’s me, who the hell am I’

    narciso (d1f714)

  229. If what I heard on the radio just a while ago is correct, Gov now says neither person in the photo is he and yet he also just admitted wearing blackface at a dance contest.around the same time. lol

    I wouldn’t hold any of this against him and think scouring people’s past to find something that could destroy their lives is despicable and completely disproportionate to the offense.

    That being said, apparently this nitwit loves to accuse Republicans/conservatives of racism for merely disagreeing with liberal groupthink so he’s getting some of what he dishes out.

    harkin (a28485)

  230. well if nothing is going to change for the better:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/02/supreme-court-louisiana-abortion/

    narciso (d1f714)

  231. well that’s unsurprising, they are the ones who blew up the police academy last month,

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/02/eln-interview-colombian-marxist-guerrillas-will-fight-us-troops/

    narciso (d1f714)

  232. Lassard!!!!!

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  233. actually that would be Mahoney! if you had a copy of the home game. this is his finally answer?

    narciso (d1f714)

  234. That’s the Tidewater virginian of the coast v. the Jacksonian Virginia of the mountains.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  235. @231. Personal attacks: verboten.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  236. we don’t have the power, we can only watch:

    http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/01/northams-career-shouldnt-destroyed-awful-photo-blackface/

    as stated before, that’s nowhere the most offensive thing he’s done,

    narciso (d1f714)

  237. @233. Bingo. Yes, he does project a slightly genteel persona. His sheets were likely not just laundered, but properly starched and pressed as well.

    “Do I get a vote, too?” Joe ‘Charcoal’ Spencer [Canada Lee] ‘Lifeboat’ 1944

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  238. 246… it’s not “our fault”, it’s not my fault, if you want to go with it being your fault, okay by me.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  239. @250. You missed his presser.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  240. it was like face off, and he was Nicholas cage, at least make the story interesting,

    narciso (d1f714)

  241. The Dems tolerated Byrd who not only wore Klan robes and used the N-word on TV, he was the guy making speeches to guys wearing hoods and using the N-word a lot.

    So we should make it clear that we’ll understand if they let this slide, too.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  242. From what I hear, that picture was put on his page without permission, he wasn’t involved in the page at all, he’s never SEEN that picture before and he was holding it for a friend anyway.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  243. Memo to Northam-

    RE: Presser

    ‘Mr. Bojangles; dance.’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  244. @55. Blackface it: from what he said, he admitted he Shinola-ed up in the 80’s, not the 50’s, to be Michael Jackson and remembers it “just like it was yesterday.” Ain’t that a corker?! So it’s not a problem w/him.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  245. He’d walk a million miles, for one of your smiles…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  246. Old Franken photo of faux hooter honk forced him out; this dude is burnt toast.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  247. Now he wants to do face recognition because he doesn’t know if it’s him or not–I guess I think that anyone who took a picture either in blackface or in a KKK hood and put it in their yearbook would remember that.

    Rochf (877dba)

  248. he admitted he Shinola-ed up in the 80’s, not the 50’s, to be Michael Jackson

    He probably knows there are pictures.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  249. anyone who took a picture either in blackface or in a KKK hood and put it in their yearbook would remember that.

    Medical school is, if anything, all about memory. It’s not something you can get through falling-down drunk.

    But I’m surprised he hasn’t tried the rehab card yet.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  250. it’s out already i think Mr. M

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  251. @261. Likely video, too– but on Beta.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  252. UPDATE x3 BY PATTERICO: Now Northam has given an insane press conference in which he says he isn’t in the picture, didn’t authorize it to be included in the yearbook, never saw the picture before yesterday … and, um, dressed in blackface as Michael Jackson in 1984.

    OK then.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  253. Governor Cartman is a standard leftist. Racist, bigoted, hateful and projects all his faults into others.

    South Park had him pegged. Not that kind of pegged.

    NJRob (ffeb36)

  254. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_performed_in_blackface

    Too long to post but here’s a few samples; it’s one helluva list:

    Moe, Larry, Curly; Sinatra, Dino, Olivier, Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Liz Taylor, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, dead Dana Plato, Ray ‘Scarecrow’ Bolger, Frank ‘Wizard of Oz’ Morgan, Desi Arnaz, Janet Leigh, Gene Autry, Kate [God Bless America] Smith, Will Rogers, Betty Grable, Grace [Jefferson Airplane] Slick, Carroll O’Connor, Alec Guinness, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel [from Man Show times] Shirley Temple, The Marx Bros., Dan Aykroyd, Gene Wilder… Hedy [not Hedley] Lamarr, George [later GOP Senator from CA] Murphy, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Fred [SNL] Armisen, Danny Thomas, Larry [blacklisted] Parks, Jolson, Cantor, Benny, Burns, Berle, Skelton, Hope, Crosby, Laurel & Hardy, Billy Crystal at the 84th Academy Awards, Jimmy Stewart… and John Wayne.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  255. ur missing ariana grande

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  256. What seems to be missing from this whole discussion is any opprobrium leveled at Northam’s medical school/university – you know, the ones who looked at his white supremacist photo and thought “huhuh yup, into the yearbook with you.”

    It says almost as much about the culture of that state in 1984 as it does about Northam in 1984.

    Leviticus (581336)

  257. @269. So is SNL’s Pete Davidson, Mr. Feet.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  258. @270. Some of the TeeVee talking heads brought that up- the 30-something crowd; questioned why it wasn’t red-white-and-blue-flagged by an editor and such at the time. But as you note, Ol’Virginia was still old Virginia wayyyyyy back in the stars-and-bars days of 1984.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  259. with kate Beckinsale, just a strange time of it,

    narciso (d1f714)

  260. Florida Man self immolates / anonymous White House staffers laughs arse off:
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/tsa-officer-jumps-death-orlando-airport-194942534.html

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  261. “Our hearts are with the TSA family during this very difficult time,” the department tweeted.

    ffs

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  262. Is EVMS the med school equivalent of John Marshall Law School? And at the time he was probably relieved that he didnt experience a hostile military takeover and rescue at the other school that accepted him.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  263. “It says almost as much about the culture of that state in 1984 as it does about Northam in 1984.“

    Says a lot about the culture of a Virginia institute of education back then. The thumbs-up given abortion sans conditions/ restrictions by Tran, State Democrats and the Governor says even more about current Democrats and the state of their party.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  264. But come on, come on down Sweet Virginia
    Come on, honey child, beggin’ you
    Come on, come on down, you got it in ya
    Got to scrape the schiff right off your shoes

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  265. i was hoping sarahw would come by

    she knows a lot about virginia

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  266. I’m told Northam – when asked at the news conference if he could still moonwalk – started looking around himself as if he was gauging whether he had enough space to demo. His wife told him inappropriate time/place, lol.

    Schiff fer brains…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  267. Oh, Lord have mercy, Northam did, lol. “Inappropriate circumstances” is what the wife said: http://www.fbherald.com/news/national/hear-wife-s-response-when-northam-is-asked-about-moonwalk/video_b72cee20-c8a3-5e9f-b13b-eba72b068fe1.html

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  268. @274. Actually, the more interesting element of your post is that tweet showing another page of the yearbook w/a blackfaced med student referred to as ‘Diana Ross’– it supports Leviticus’ comment @270 regarding the ‘accepted culture’ at EVMS in ’84.

    No doubt some web ferret is already trying to track that fella down.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  269. @281. Patterico posted the whole presser @266, Colonel.

    It’s a pip; SNL shouldn’t even try parody it.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  270. “Inappropriate circumstances” is what the wife said

    no Mr. Colonel

    she said “in appropriate circumstances”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  271. Leviticus does have a point and harkin’s post helps it; if the whole yearbook is examined and several more of these ‘racist’ images appear, the editors may simply have peppered in random images for ‘white space fill’ [no pun intended] which speaks more to the general campus culture in ’84. Editors do that. The stuff could very well appear on pages unrelated to the individual the page appears on.

    But then, there’s that blackface Michael Jackson thingy…

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  272. wikipedia says the yearbook was a student-run thing

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  273. @287. Student editors; limited budgets– nothing worse than empty ‘white space’ when you’re paying the printing costs on a limited run ‘yearbook’ and looking to sales to cover expenses, Mr. Feet.

    ‘But then, there’s that blackface Michael Jackson thingy…’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  274. can someone please show me one photo of a MAGA-hat-wearing-Trump-supporter wearing their hat in either black face or in KKK garb & holding a beer?

    if no one can’t, then just the image of Gov. KKKman of Virginia should trigger a whoooooooolotta liberals….just saying…

    Where Eagles Dare (8f562c)

  275. SNL writers, producers and actors are all cowards. they will stay far away from roasting this POS Democrat governor. Their full title should be: “SNL the official comedy show of the KKK and Planned Parenthood, baby and race killers”

    Where Eagles Dare (8f562c)

  276. When they bring their wives, you know they’re playing for sympathy: “Can’t you see that I have enough troubles at home?”

    nk (dbc370)

  277. @290. Apparently you’ve never caught Fred Armisen’s skewering of Democrats like David Patterson, ex-NJ governor [and legally blind]; Alex Moffat’s spot on ‘Chuck Schumer’… or Danny Aykroyd’s ‘Jimmy Carter.’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  278. Wait! Wasn’t SNL’s Obama, and before him Colin Powell, a white guy in blackface?

    nk (dbc370)

  279. Pam Northam is kind of milfy.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  280. yep agree about Ms. Northam. ol’ shoeshine puss married up, looks-wise. add Ted Danson to the blackface list.

    JRH (fe281f)

  281. Absolutely Fred Armisen did wear makeup to make his skin darker to play Obama.

    JRH (fe281f)

  282. @295. See #268 and peruse the full wikilist; Danson is on it.

    So is Benny Hill, Jimmy Durante and many more.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  283. She was entitled to free cosmetic surgery as his dependent when he was in the Army. The U.S. military is the biggest provider of cosmetic surgery (including breast enhancement) in the country.

    nk (dbc370)

  284. @296. That’s why he made the ‘blackface list’ too.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  285. The list of ‘whiteface’ performers could be a little more ominous; Godfrey Cambridge aside, consider… clowns.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  286. Here’s one that didn’t make that list: Joni Mitchell. She’s pretty convincing, too (on the right).

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56858337cbced60d3b293aef/t/5768a0dd2e69cfaa57b2b0b9/1466474777206/

    JRH (fe281f)

  287. 281… that was about 35 minutes too long, had a busy day…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  288. So it’s not you, just like it wasnt you justifying infanticide got it.

    Narciso (e2887f)

  289. Unadorned or slightly rouged-up Fred Armisen could play Mick Mulvaney.

    urbanleftbehind (250c5f)

  290. “17 Years Ago… Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl was beheaded by Islamic terrorists for the twin crimes of being Jewish and being an American. The next time a journalist whines about being the target of a mean tweet (#LearnToCode) tell them to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. If you think Jim Acosta is some kind of “brave hero” then there’s just no hope for you.”

    —- Charles Glasser

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  291. Btw he was going over to effendi Mubarak’s compound, the same group as Islamberg in upstate New York

    Narciso (e2887f)

  292. — What’s another movie Governor Ralph Northam likes?
    — “Boys In The Hoods”.

    nk (dbc370)

  293. @304. Kate McKinnon has her male parts locked up.

    “Why can’t a woman, be more like a man…” – Henry Higgins [Rex Harrison] ‘My Fair Lady’ 1964

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  294. That’s about as manly as that show gets. They should call it SNLGBT.

    nk (dbc370)

  295. Sean Spicier
    @sean_spicier
    Why would you need to be in blackface to look like Michael Jackson?

    __ _

    harkin (0e0056)

  296. And Jackson jacket was plain, not his slacks.

    Narciso (e2887f)

  297. This MF’s gotta go. Like, already.

    TR (2c5752)

  298. I’m told Northam – when asked at the news conference if he could still moonwalk – started looking around himself as if he was gauging whether he had enough space to demo. His wife told him inappropriate time/place, lol.

    She said: “in appropriate circumstances.”

    Patterico (115b1f)

  299. Northam will have no problem getting hired by Planned Butcherhood.

    mg (8cbc69)

  300. Wanna get ahead in life?
    sleep with Willie Brown!

    mg (8cbc69)

  301. She said: “in appropriate circumstances.”

    All in the timing… he did look like he was either looking for an escape hatch or determining if he had enough room to bust a move, lol.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  302. A lot to add

    The Case of the 
    Missing Crime
    https://www.weeklystandard.com/clarice-feldman/the-case-of-the-br-missing-crime

    Eye Doctor (984b6e)

  303. I listened to it again, she said “inappropriate circumstances”, which he repeated. The key is allowing for that souhern drawl to round third base and head for home, y’all.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  304. America’s foremost moral authority has weighed in!

    Dave (1bb933)

  305. 4

    Where was the opposition research team for the republicans before the election?
    Another time they were asleep at the wheel.

    I don’t think this came form any republiczans.

    This came from Democrats. They shoot their wounded. Anyone caught up in character-related controversy, whose isn’t too close to the Clintons gets rushed off the stage.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)


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