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We Are the 13%

Posted by V the K at 9:16 pm - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: End of Human Race

According to PPP, 13% of voters would prefer an Extinction Level Event to a Hillary or Trump presidency.

“It’s a simple reality that both of this year’s Presidential candidates are unpopular. Clinton’s favorability is 39/54, and Trump is even worse off at 35/58. This has given rise to the ‘Giant Meteor for President’ movement, and we find that the Meteor would poll at 13%- far more support than the third party candidates actually on the ballot- with Clinton at 43% and Trump at 38%. The Meteor is particularly appealing to independent voters 27% to 35% for Clinton and 31% for Trump,”

If you spend any time on Twitter, DailyKos, or the comments section of any left-leaning website, the complete annihilation of the human race starts to look pretty good.

More Gheys Choosing Self-Defense Over Dancing

Posted by V the K at 7:28 pm - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: Gun Control

Even as Democrats promoted the Narrative that the Orlando Disco Massacre had nothing to do with Mohammedanism (despite being the latest in a string of terror attacks undertaken by Mohammedans in the name of Islam) and the Narrative that guns are evil and only evil people want to own guns, and even as over 100 congressional Democrats threw a temper tantrum on the House Floor demanding that the Government be allowed to use a secret, unconstitutional list to strip Americans of their right to self-defense… Gheys have been buying guns in record numbers.

Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.

Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons.

The Pink Pistols is a national gun club for gays and lesbians. It saw its membership soar from about 1,500 members on Saturday to 3,500 on Monday.

Dozens of new chapters are springing up, including one Smith is creating in Colorado Springs. He said it’s something he feels compelled to do, even though he’s heterosexual.

“I look at it as a disenfranchised minority that needs someone who’s willing to say I’m a resource who’s here and willing to help,” he said.

In other words, they are not trusting Obama’s Department of Homeland Security, Obama’s FBI, or Obama’s vetting of Mohammedan colonists to protect them.

Wise choice.

Update:  Speaking of Islamist colonists, three of them were convicted in Minneapolis yesterday of conspiring to join ISIS and commit terrorist acts. The Democrat Media Complex has pretty much ignored the trial, but Powerline’s Scott Johnson has been reporting on it.

The evidence at trial was chilling, but in one respect the case was refreshing. It lacked the mind-numbing euphemisms imposed by the Obama administration on such matters. At trial there was no doubt about what was at issue: Islam, jihad, “martyrdom” and murder.

Darn

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 6:01 pm - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,Freedom,Great Americans,Media Bias

This quote is brilliant:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

It’s usually attributed to Thomas Jefferson. It pops up on well-meaning Internet sites which favor liberty and sound money. Recent example here.

Unfortunately, Jefferson scholars say it’s a fake.

The first part of the quotation…has not been found anywhere in Thomas Jefferson’s writings…the words “inflation” and “deflation” are not documented until after Jefferson’s lifetime.

[The second and third parts are loose paraphrases of Jefferson...] The first known occurrence in print of the spurious first part with the two other quotations is in 1948…

Chalk it up to “Things that Jefferson should and probably would say, if he could see us now.” And always Google your quotes from dead people; especially if they’re too good to be true.

Addendum: Even though the Community Conservatives article linked above used a fake Jefferson quote, it had a number of other good things to say. For just one, it is the first place where I have seen the phrase “political/financial complex” to describe the elites who (mostly) rule us today.

I myself use (and I had the experience of coining) the phrase “Big Government / Big Banking complex.” Saying “political/financial complex” conveys the same idea – in fewer words. (But the same number of syllables. Odd.)

UPDATE and shifting topic, since this is sort of a Random Thoughts post: Here’s anti-Brexit harpie Christiane Amanpour trying to play ‘gotcha’ with Daniel Hannan of the pro-Brexit campaign, for nine minutes.

It’s a bit tragic. Hannan is clearly telling the truth and making good points. But Amanpour’s thinking is so cliched, so stuck, so “canalized” on her You Are All Racists narrative, that she can hardly let him talk, and ends up interviewing herself. She must have felt that she was scoring points on Hannan; others of us shake our heads at her foolishness and incompetence.

Journalist Is Shocked … SHOCKED… to Learn that Democrats Used Him as a Propaganda Tool

Posted by V the K at 10:09 am - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: Media Bias

A Media Operative who covered the Democrats’ Gun Control Tantrum on the floor of the House of Representatives now says he feels like a ‘Stooge’ for letting the Democrats use him to promote their agenda, and now he feels dirty about it.

USA Today’s Washington correspondent Paul Singer is calling himself a “stooge” for covering the House Democrats’ anti-gun sit-in last week, saying the moment that representatives cheered the press for its coverage of the “stunt” was one of the most embarrassing moments of his journalism career.

The lawmakers then turned to the galleries and thanked the visitors for their support, and everybody cheered some more. That was another no-no — lawmakers are prohibited from acknowledging the galleries from the floor,” Mr. Singer wrote.

“And then, my moment of shame,” he continued. “Someone on the floor called out thanks to the press, saying our reporting had spread the word and fueled their protest. The 100-or-so Members of Congress on the floor and the several hundred partisans in the gallery cheered for us. My colleagues and I were mortified.”

Mr. Singer said he didn’t want any credit for “helping Democrats perpetrate what Republicans correctly labeled a ‘stunt.’”

It’s just now sinking into this “professional journalist” that the Democrat Party is just using him? Maybe the twenty-dollar bill Democrat politicians leave on his dresser after an ‘interview’ should have clued him in a long time ago.

Contra the Twink-Who-Just-Wants-to-Dance

Posted by V the K at 7:47 am - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: Gun Control

Concealed Carry permit holder stops would be multiple-murderer outside a nightclub in South Carolina.

A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning

These kind of stories never get nearly the mass media coverage of those where the mass murderer manages to rack up a double-digit body count before the Police arrive at the Gun Free Victim Zone.

Meanwhile, back in an urban Democrat-run Gun Free Zone

The 43 Types of Commenters

Posted by V the K at 7:29 am - June 30, 2016.
Filed under: Blogging

Some of these seem familiar. Takes for example, #24: The Party Line.

The Party Line comment is one in which the poster simply repeats something they’ve learned – often verbatim – from another source. This can be a religious leader, a political teacher, a professor on a topic, a book, etc. The key to the Party Line comment is a lack of original thought and often even comprehension of the subject. Rather than a personal analysis, the Party Line merely repeats talking points on the topic.

And, then there’s #11: “Talking Points

The Talking Points comment is one in which a series of memes or pre packaged statements are regurgitated onto a message board or comment section. Often this is done without further comment and is sometimes even simply cut and pasted from another source.

The Left Cares About the Feelings of Mohammedans More Than the Lives of Gheys

Posted by V the K at 7:37 pm - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Gay Victimization

Feel free to waive that marriage license at the next Mohammedan who tries to kill you, the left is done with gays and moving on to court Muslims now.

Over the weekend, The New York Times found the real victims of the Orlando massacre to be young Muslims of high school age, whose Ramadan festivities were spoiled by the carnage and who were thrust into the uncomfortable position of having, once again, to defend their faith against the accusation that it was a basis for violence.

Given a choice between protecting the lives of gays and defending the sensibilities of Muslims, evidently defending the sensibilities of Muslims takes precedence. Instead of describing the haunting anxiety and fear that now scar the gay community, theNYT arouses our sympathies for young Muslims whose Ramadan observance was so rudely interrupted by gays.

I would say to the Gay Left that it’s a bummer the left doesn’t love you any more, but the truth is they never did. You were just a cheap bloc of reliable Democrat voters who could be bought off with tales of Republican Christian bogeyman and a ten minute photo op at Pride Parade.

Brexit: Marine Le Pen vs. the Clueless Elites

Two contrasting items today, in the Establishment press.

In Foreign Policy magazine, James Traub says “It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses”. Yes, that is the title of his article.

It’s a trashy piece, packed with elitist cliches and the occasional jaw-dropper (for example, when he refers to Washington’s infamous “K Street” lobbyists with approval). Yet it’s a tortured attempt to begin to face reality:

The issue, at bottom, is globalization. Brexit, Trump, the National Front, and so on show that political elites have misjudged the depth of the anger at global forces…

Actually no, Mr. Traub. Globalization, in itself, is not the problem. -Dictatorial- globalization wherein the political elites wrongly seek to enslave people, is the problem. But kudos to you, for beginning to tell the said elites that maybe there could be some sort of systemic problem.

A good contrast: In The New York Times, Marine Le Pen says “After Brexit, the People’s Spring Is Inevitable”.

British voters understood that… only one question, at once simple and fundamental, was being asked: Do we want an undemocratic authority ruling our lives, or would we rather regain control over our destiny?
[...]
More and more, the destiny of the European Union resembles the destiny of the Soviet Union, which died from its own contradictions.

There’s much more. As the saying goes, “Read the whole thing.”

UPDATE: Over at The Guardian, it’s even worse than the James Traub piece above. David Van Reybrouck’s article is titled “Why Elections Are Bad For Democracy” (yes, for real).

Starting from a blind premise that Brexit is obviously awful, he says “Voting is the problem” and suggests, in all seriousness, that citizen referenda should be replaced by focus groups (called “sortition” to make it sound nice and historical) which will be guided by the elite’s approved experts. (Via ZH.)

Twink Eschews Personal Responsibility, Would Rather Dance

Posted by V the K at 12:43 pm - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Gay Culture

In other words: “I refuse to take responsibility for my own safety and will instead trust the FBI (who vetted Omar Sateen), Homeland Security (who vetted Tashfeen Malik and the the Tsaernov brothers) and local law enforcement (who let Omar Mateen’s killing spree go on for three hours) to protect me.”

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If that’s his attitude, fine, because no one is going to make you carry a gun. We’re not like the left; we don’t force people to do things they find objectionable. As long as he doesn’t want the Government to infringe *my human rights* with regard to self-protection, he can do whatever he wants.

Although someone with a gun is much more likely to protect him than his smug leftist multicultural pieties.

Elsewhere, yet another gay dude fakes a hate crime because he’s an attention whore and because leftists are suckers for bias confirmation to raise awareness of how rotten it is to be a gay person.  This happens so often I didn’t feel like it warranted its own post; besides I didn’t want to flood the zone now that Jeff’s back.

Reminder on the mechanics of commenting

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 11:15 am - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Blogging

As the GP comment form says, “Your first comment is held for moderation”. It means that when the system thinks you might be new, it doesn’t publish your comment until a person (administrator) has come and looked it over. And sometimes, it can take a few hours (or days) to get around to it. The point is, it’s nothing against you. After your first one is approved, it should get easier for you to comment.

Play Misty for Me

Posted by V the K at 8:58 am - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Gay Politics

Democrats have nominated transgenderoids to run in heavily Republican congressional districts in Colorado and Utah: Both of them are named ‘Misty.’

Misty K. Snow will run against tea party favorite Sen. Mike Lee in Utah this November, while Misty Plowright will challenge Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado.

Both solidly represent Democrat Party values.

“[Misty Plowright] has been in a committed long-term relationship with her wife Lisa for 9 years. Colorado did not have marriage equality when Misty and Lisa first got together. They had moved to Seattle in 2007 and were able to obtain a domestic partnership in 2010 before moving back to Colorado. Legislation changes converted their domestic partnership to legal marriage in 2014. They have both been in a loving, long-term, committed relationship with their mutual partner, Sebastian, for the last 2 years. All 3 partners support each other emotionally, physically and financially. “

Also socialism, unlimited abortion, Global Warming, free sh-t, and gun control.

Gay Man Threatens to Murder Republican Senators

Posted by V the K at 8:01 am - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

Dan Savage must be so proud.

A Virginia man who works as an Uber driver tweeted threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators, according to testimony at a hearing Monday in a Virginia court.

Kyler Schmitz has been ordered held in jail.

In at least one of the tweets, sent in the days immediately after the Orlando nightclub shooting, Schmitz allegedly threatened to shoot Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). The message was directed at Blunt’s official Twitter handle.

In other Twitter posts, Schmitz is accused of threatening groups of members of Congress by writing, “I can’t wait to shoot you in the face one by one.”

Meanwhile, overseas, the international airport in Istanbul was attacked by [REDACTED] who carried out a brutal [REDACTED] attack using assault rifles while shouting [REDACTED REDACTED], resulting in the [REDACTED] of 41 [REDACTED].

Virtue-Signalling Post-Brexit

Posted by V the K at 7:38 am - June 29, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

Greg Gutfeld on why the left has gone nanners over Britain’s peaceful, democratic realignment and doesn’t give a damn about really horrible things that are happening in other countries.

I don’t know whether it’s hilarious or sad that Lindsay Lohan, James Corden and others are expressing outrage over Brexit, as Venezuela descends into an abysmal amalgam of Soylent Green and Lord of the Flies. Bold-faced names are expressing elitist outrage over a vote, while people down south are assaulting each other over toilet paper. Venezuela represents real-time suffering, not the hypothetical hysterias put forth over Brexit. The actual policies of a government – one lauded by Sean Penn and Oliver Stone – are creating a living hell, against the wishes of the suffering people. And yet, the stars in our celebrity skies prefer to wring their soft, precious mitts over Brexit.

Here’s why: Venezuela’s demise is caused by an ideology romanticized by the same people fretting over Brexit: socialism.

(SNIP)

Because a starlet once lived in London, this compels her to express an oh-so-brave stance against Brexit (even though a week ago she might have thought Brexit was a laxative). Yet, has she said anything about Venezuela, or Syria, or Afghanistan, or the Taliban? I must have missed it.

My point: it’s no longer a comparison between one starving child and many, it’s a choice between exercising one’s moral superiority in a risk-free environment (let’s go on Twitter and call pro-Brexit people racist or dumb) – and calling out real horror (islamists chucking gays off bridges and buildings).


Read the whole thing
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Europe will be speaking German

…at some point, I predict. For now, they’re simply abandoning English.

The more that countries leave the EU (except Germany), the larger Germany looms in it.


Different subject (via Instapundit and Betsy Newmark): It seems that al Qaeda has gone politically-correct, or rather, what the Left would consider racially-correct:
Lone wolf jihadists should target white Americans so no one mistakes their terror attacks for hate crimes unrelated to the cause of radical Islam, Al Qaeda writes in the latest edition of its online magazine.

Sadly, we must consider what this portends for future tragic massacres by ISIS / al Qaeda of the U.S. gay community.

  • Will they again target gays? (from their Islamist gay-hatred and/or the tendency of ‘visible’ gays to be white)
  • Or grant us a sort of ‘exemption’? (so that the meaning of their next attack can’t be obscured, as the Gay Left obscured the Islamist nature of Omar Mateen’s attack)

Discuss.

‘HouseHunters,’ Human Nature, and Politics

Posted by V the K at 7:45 am - June 28, 2016.
Filed under: Pop Culture

‘House Hunters’ is a fake reality TV show on HGTV where couples pretend to shop for houses, awkwardly act out scenes where they pretend to choose a house, and then at the end of the episode stand on a balcony drinking wine/have guests over for a staged dinner party. It’s like the ‘CSI’ of HGTV, with like 12 or 15 different minor variations. ‘HouseHunters International’ ‘HouseHunters Renovation,’ ‘HouseHunters Sharia’ (that would be a good one, yes?).

It blows my mind that people in Los Angeles will pay north of a half million dollars for an old rundown bungalow. We bought a big historic church for less than a quarter million. When we were house-hunting (which we actually weren’t, the church was just an opportunity that popped up), we had just a few practical ideas; affordability, suitability, convenience to work, quality neighborhood.

The people on HouseHunters are either insane or coached to be insane because that’s good TV. There was one gay couple who demanded that the house had to have a grand staircase so that in case they adopted a child they could one day pose the child for prom pictures in front of the damn staircase. There was a woman in Boston who wouldn’t look at a house more than ten years old because she was convinced it would have ghosts. At the end of the show, she walked around the house performing a cleansing ritual that involved burning incense and chanting against the spirits that might dwell in the house. (What do you wanna bet she thinks southern Christians are weirdoes?)

The husbands on these shows are like nebbish Republicans. Their main concern is staying within budget, and they have a pretty short list of practical wants. Their princess wives are like Democrats; they have to have a particular style, they have to have crown molding, they have to have stainless steel kitchen appliances, they have to have granite countertops, they have to have a formal dining room, and damn the expense, they’re going to get it. Nine times out of ten, the husbands cave to the wives and go way over budget so that the wife can get her gawdam crown molding. “The important thing is she’s happy,” they say at the end of the show behind the kind of forced smiles you see on Congressional Republicans and other hostages. And then the wife always says something like, “I didn’t get everything I wanted, but we can always upgrade,” and then she cackles like Nancy Pelosi.

When nations, companies or movements throw vengeful tantrums

Every grownup knows what a temper tantrum looks like. The kid didn’t get his way. It’s time to make the grownups pay – by causing obstacles, by screeching about anything and everything, by hitting, and so forth. The kid might still not win on the immediate issue X. But who knows, the grownups might just try to mollify him on another issue Y. It’s part revenge, part blackmail. We can expect a lot of tantrums now over Brexit.

Brexit doesn’t change much, “in the now”. First, it hasn’t even happened. (It will be weeks or months before Britain invokes Article 50.) Second, if and when it happens, it need not affect the existing terms of European trade, finance or hardly anything other than British border control. All that it will take to keep the existing trade going is a few new pieces of paper with a few new signatures.

No, Brexit is more of a matter for the future. Assuming it happens, it will mean that the UK’s -future course- is to avoid a full-on political merger with the rest of Europe; avoid the destruction of its borders and sovereignty; etc.

And, to the various socialist cronies of Europe, that’s unforgivable. And for years, vast problems (unrelated to Brexit) have been piling up for them. And for years, they’ve tried to not admit the full extent of their problems. Problems which they have caused and/or failed to deal with.

Guess what? Now that they didn’t get their way on Brexit, they’re going to blame everything on Brexit. Even though Brexit is mostly unrelated.

It’s as if termites have eaten away at your home for years. Your home is ready to crash. You have failed to deal with it. Now your partner insists that you stay home on Saturday night and don’t go to that casino. Guess what? Your plan is to light a little fire to help your termite-eaten home crash faster; and when the cops arrive, you’ll blame your partner for everything. Now that’s a tantrum.

It’s already begun. Earlier we had the credit downgrades on the UK. It’s pure payback, of course. Nothing fundamental has changed about the UK’s finances. The ratings companies became political, some years ago. Governments can and will torture the ratings companies; therefore, they do the bidding of governments. The downgrades then add to market turmoil. In other words: Kid throws tantrum.

Another example is, crashing Italian banks that demand massive new bailouts. European banks’ finances have been rotten for years. Their stocks were inevitably going to crash at some point, when the world admitted the reality. But guess what? Brexit! So give us new bailouts!

It’s the new Climate Change, or maybe the new Salted Caramel. Everything this year is going to be Brexit. Decaying art? Brexit! Venezuelan collapse? Brexit! Fukushima radiation levels? Brexit! Solar flares? Brexit! U.S. recession? Personal negativity? Brexit!

Why not? The world – or at least, the media-socialist-crony world – hates UK Independence (and border control) that much. Everyone will agree to join the fun and not be honest about the longstanding, real causes of a great many problems.

UPDATE – it continues: The European Central Bank’s leader, Mario Draghi, predicts low economic growth and currency devaluations from Brexit. Let’s be clear.

  • Europe was already going to be stuck in years of low growth.
  • Currency devaluation is what Draghi has already been wanting and attempting, for years.

But guess what? The new scapegoat, Brexit!

Something happy

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 3:33 pm - June 27, 2016.
Filed under: Random Thoughts

Don’t worry. “Cute animal” vids will NOT become an annoying, regular feature of GP.

But I’d never seen this one. And, with all that’s going on in the world (not to mention some of the bizarro weirdness in certain comments), it’s good to switch gears occasionally. Enjoy!

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Brexit: passed by the working classes?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 9:31 am - June 27, 2016.
Filed under: Freedom,Liberal Hypocrisy,Politics abroad

It seems so.

As Britain voted to leave the European Union last week, the leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage said, “The election was won in my view in the Midlands and the North and it was the old Labour vote that came to us…” This morning, Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid puts some numbers on it:

In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class – professional/managers etc) voted remain, 49% of C1s (lower middle class – supervisory/clerical or junior management/administrative), 36% of C2s (skilled working class) and 36% of DEs (Ds – semi & unskilled manual workers; Es – casual/lowest grade worker or state pensioner).

By implication, the ones who didn’t vote for Remain, voted for Leave. In other words, over 60% of rank-and-file British workers voted for the Leave campaign. (Note: ZH provides no link to the original. If you have a link to the original, please post it in the comments.)

We could take this interesting tidbit, if it’s true, in any number of directions.

  • Among workers, is this a rise of protectionism? Or is it a rise of appropriate national pride and common sense?
  • Is the recent day or two of market turmoil really just the ruling classes throwing a temper tantrum?
  • What should be made of all these leftists saying that Brexit passed because of old people, conservatives and racists? Are left-wingers name-calling their own base? The Party apparatchiks are mad at their base? Is the spat temporary, or something deeper?

UPDATE: Can there be any doubt that the EU hates democratic accountability? (Being accountable to the People it presumes to govern) One of its various Presidents, Martin Schultz, has now said:

“The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate”.

I saw that coming.

They misspelled “Muslim.”

Posted by V the K at 3:33 pm - June 26, 2016.
Filed under: Gay Culture

Marchers at NYC’s gay pride parade. I guess no one has broken the news to them that Omar Mateen was a Democrat.

Addendum: Hillary Clinton showed up long enough for a photo-op and then dipset.

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#BlackLivesMatter Pulls Out of Gay Pride Parade

Because Black people who love thugs and hate cops are such a critical element of the gay community, organizers of the San Francisco Gay Pride (Seriously, do we still need these hopelessly dated anachronisms?) invited the cop-hating, thug-loving group #BlackLivesMatter to not only participate in their pride parade but to serve as Grand Marshals.

In light of recent events, the organizers went on to add more security to the event in case another Muslim Democrat Terrorist decided to use a large gathering of gay people for target practice. (Killing gays being totes OK in Mohammedanism.) This made the #BlackLivesMatter activists angry… angrier… and so they quit because they claim … I am not making this up… that the police were going to shoot them or something.

The groups said in a statement that law enforcement creates unsafe conditions in queer communities of color. In particular, they cited what they described as the San Francisco Police Department’s “recent track record of racist scandal and killings of people of color.”

“As queer people of color, we are disproportionately targeted by both vigilante and police violence. We know first hand that increasing the police presence at Pride does not increase safety for all people.”

The withdrawal, announced at a press conference Friday, was joined by St. James Infirmary, a group that provides medical and social services to sex workers, and TGI Justice Project, an advocacy group for transsexual, intersex and gender nonconformist people in jails and prisons.

The organizers of the Gay Pride Fest were really looking forward to experiencing a large black presence. It must have been painful when those black guys pulled out.