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Under the Burqa

That’s the headline at Drudge, under a picture of Tashfeen Malik, Farook’s wife.

It’s pretty hilarious that the only picture they can find of her, she’s wearing full hardcore Islamic clothing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Posted in News

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  1. From a comment I posted at Sailer’s:

    One fascinating question about this that no one has brought up:

    What if the woman had been taken alive? She was apparently an extreme Muslim who went full niqab. Would the Obama administration have forced her to show her face in a trial? Or would they have said letting her cover herself the whole time was part of what makes us American?


    December 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm

  2. Lion, Katherine Rampell, the object of your affection, has been on a crusade of stupid hit pieces against Trump. There isn’t even research or proper analysis; just snark.


    December 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

    • The elite HATES Trump because he is prole.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

      • Prole? He’s a billionaire, who grew up in wealth, spends his time in Manhattan, hobnobbing with famous politicians and beautiful people, and on world class golf courses which he owns.

        He is more like an aristocrat who has the privilege to say whatever he wants, and by doing so is able to represent proles.

        I think of Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth II) who says all sorts of ‘shocking’ politically incorrect things and nobody can do anything about it because he is an aristocrat.


        December 5, 2015 at 10:56 am

      • He has a beyond-upper-class net worth, but he talks prole.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

      • Not that many years ago it was considered a compliment to say that a wealthy individual had “the common touch.”

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        December 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

      • He has a beyond-upper-class net worth, but he talks prole.

        True but he’s very mixed.

        The reality TV stuff, Atlantic City casinos, his talk = very prole.

        His golf courses and hotels are some of the world’s finest. Nothing prole about them.

        His children aren’t prole. Which is what matters most.


        December 5, 2015 at 11:48 am

      • “His children aren’t prole. Which is what matters most.”

        I agree that this is extremely key. It’s why I hated Sarah Palin so much.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      • Exactly. I always thought it kind of funny a rich guy from New York City can channel poor people in the South so effectively.


        December 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      • Dan makes an astute observation. In the book CLASS, Paul Fussell says the lowest social class and the highest have many of the same characteristics. Neither suffers from class anxiety, so they can say and do as they please.

        This is evident in the British royals, as when Prince Harry went to a party dressed in a Nazi costume replete with Sw*stikas. When Prince Philip met a Nigerian leader wearing a traditional African robe, he said, “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

        Mark Caplan

        December 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      • If you persist in calling Trump “prole”, you have sucked all meaning out of the world. Trump is in a class I would term, “Top In-Sight”.

        Dave Pinsen

        December 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      • Money is what allows him to speak without restraint.

        Being prole is about taste. Trump has garish taste. Therefore, he is prole.


        December 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      • I would classify most media elites as the liberal upper middle class, who are deathly afraid of appearing prole and losing status. Trump is above that. He is an aristocrat in the conservative Upper Class tradition. This further illustrates the special relationship between Upper Class conservatives and High Prole whites. It is an owner/builder relationship or even officer/enlisted man hierarchy of mutual respect. They fight the same war and they fight for glory.


        December 5, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      • @ Dan –

        Prince Philip is higher than an aristocrat – he’s royal (born and wed). In the Holy Roman Empire and successor states, many sovereign princely families wouldn’t allow heirs who married non-royals to pass dynastic status on to their children. Members of non-sovereign aristocratic famliies weren’t acceptable. Only recently has that changed, and not all of those former ruling families are on board.


        December 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      • Money is what allows him to speak without restraint.

        He refuses to spend any of his money and is totally constrained by the need to say things that cause the media to freak out and give him coverage. You’re just as much controlled by the media if you do everything in order to please them as if you do everything to piss them off.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        December 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      • Trump has the taste of a nouveau riche despite having been riche his whole life.


        December 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      • “He refuses to spend any of his money and is totally constrained by the need to say things that cause the media to freak out and give him coverage. You’re just as much controlled by the media if you do everything in order to please them as if you do everything to piss them off.”

        That seems like rationalization on overdrive. The media happily destroys one public figure after another for things they say. He said he figured he’d have spent 30 million by this point. He is very surprised to have spent so little.

        The reason he is succeeding is that much of the public hates America’s immigration policy and much of the public hates how they are constantly demonized for their ordinary views that were mainstream for almost all of recorded history.

        He’s not trying to step in it just for the hell of it… that would be easy; he could just drop a few n-bombs and demonize gays. To say he is seeking to be attacked is absurd. Even if he says something reasonable, the media twists it into something shocking.

        A wall?! Romney promised that. Bush built sections of it.


        December 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

    • She’s kinda cute. A JAP/guidette combo. I’d buy her a mid-price chardonnay after temple.


      December 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    • Rampell has been pretty terrible in general ever since she got married (and lost interest in Lion, apparently). She mindlessly regurgitates Democratic Party talking points whenever her hindbrain perceives Democratic status (and thereby her own) is threatened, even if that means contradicting herself within the span of a week or two.

      Nov. 19: “But on both financial measures, today’s young are not doing as well as their forebears. The share of young people who are employed in any job — let alone a “stable” one — has fallen over the past two decades. Today’s generation of young bachelors and bachelorettes is also mired in debt, particularly student loan debt, which has been shown to discourage marriage. One study looking at older cohorts of Americans estimated that borrowing an additional $10,000 for education decreased the probability of marriage by 7 percentage points…. No wonder, then, that domestic bliss has increasingly become the domain of the wealthy and well educated. Which perhaps will only further raise expectations about who deserves to get married, and under what conditions.”

      Nov. 26 (an anti-Trump article): “In the outrage factories that are social media, cable news and the rest of the campaign trail, Americans hear again and again that we are put upon by China and Mexico, even though we enjoy higher standards of living than citizens of either country. We’re also losing out to the “illegals” stealing our jobs and our benefits — even though undocumented workers are usually taking jobs that Americans don’t want, and they don’t qualify for public benefit programs such as Medicaid and food stamps… There are two main reasons why such loserly narratives have proliferated: Audiences want to hear them, and leaders want to deliver them. Being told we’re losing out can be oddly reassuring, especially if we’re told it’s an unfair fight. Being a victim to some nefarious other “side” grants moral righteousness, perhaps even moral impunity. It also absolves us of responsibility for our own inadequacies…. Tell everyone to buck up, that their country is already great, that their economy is already improving, that their political mission is already succeeding, and you’ve ceded the premise you need to argue that you and you alone can turn things around. To the leader of the losers go the spoils of election season.”

      Shorter Rampell: don’t you debt-saddled, workslave kids know you deserve to be unmarried losers?


      December 5, 2015 at 11:27 am

    • Remember, Catherine Rampell dated cocky young Trump Jr types on Wall Street before settling in with her soft hero.

      When hot women really don’t like a man, they ignore him; they don’t contrive a public drama that casts him as the antagonist in their play.

      Trump reminds her of the alphas who would have given her an adventurous life instead of her being reduced to instigating emotional subplots to keep from being bored by Professor Sweetbeta who surprises her with tickets to the play. She doesn’t want tickets to the play; she looks in the mirror and fancies herself the STAR of the play.


      December 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  3. If there were ever a face that needed to be under the burqa… what a beast!


    December 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  4. Maybe prole is genetic. Like David Copperfield, you’re upper class from birth. And independent of race. Obama, upper class; Carson, with his prole aesthetics (together with Jesus in a painting), prole.


    December 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  5. Speaking of net worth…what do you consider to be an upper class net worth?


    December 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm

  6. Have no idea about the validity of this claim, but saw this in a comment over on

    “For example, much of what is distinctive about the New England dialect (for example, the silent “h” common in Harvard circles) was invented on a grassroots basis for the express purpose of sounding wrong to people who spoke an upper class British accent at the time as a means of establishing a distinct community identity that wanted to poke it in the eye of their former overlords.”

    Is Trump’s silent “h” a Harvard thing?


    December 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    • Sounds like nonsense. Dropping h’s is a common enough feature of British dialects that in some cases it has created confusion about spelling: like hostler, ostler.


      December 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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