Lion of the Blogosphere

Happy New Year, and disappointment with my blog commenters

I am very disappointed in certain blog commenters. I thought it was cool that Serena Williams is marrying a nerdy white guy, and I wish them the best of luck with their marriage, but there were a lot of uncalled for mean-spirited comments about Serena Williams who has done nothing wrong here and in fact has done a lot right. She deserves praise for her smart choice in a mate, and not your petty insults.

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January 1, 2017 at EST am

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  1. I am riffing off Steve Sailer here, but women’s sports used to be conducted by graceful, feminine looking women, but they are now outcompeted by extremely-muscled women who look and act like men. What is the point of watching women’s sports if they look and play like men, but worse?

    I don’t have any ill will towards Serena, but I don’t see any virtue in letting roided-out looking people pushing normal people out of sports. Same thing has happened in gymnastics, which is now full of weird looking freaks bred to it.

    jjbees

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • I support strict testing for anabolic steroids, however we don’t know that Serena Williams has taken them. She is muscular yes, but black women are more muscular than white women, and Serena strikes me as what’s possible for a black woman in the top 5% of muscle-building potential who works out.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • If you’re okay acknowledging the superiority of whites when it comes to intellectual endeavors, by the same token you ought to acknowledge the superiority of blacks, statistically speaking, when it comes to athletics. Much of your commentariat is supremacist, not empirical.
        Separately, as an Indian, I understand your animosity toward mediocre H1-B Indians (as a pretty high IQ Indian I feel likewise). I wish you showed an open mind toward elite Indian CS talent, which IMO is pretty strong – the ACM doctoral dissertation award is a testament to that, as is the Indian representation in the elite CS conferences (FOCS/STOC).

        Ramakandra

        January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • I know of one or two Indians who transcend the stereotype of mediocre Indian H-1Bs.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • Quite an unfortunate coincidence her heading to her ‘panic room’ when the testing authorities did an unannounced drop by. Very normal unsuspicious behavior. I do it all the time when the UPS guy comes by. Doesn’t everyone?

        Curle

        January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • First, most people here don’t claim whites are superior at intellectual endeavors. We claim exactly what the evidence and experience has shown. East Asians have the highest average IQ and 3rd world populations have the lowest average with whites being in the middle, And, second, few people deny that blacks of west african descent are, on average, superior athletes to asians, caucasians or even other africans.

        As for indian programmers, the US is a sovereign country. And Americans have every right to oppose an open borders immigration policy that’s dumped 80 million foreign workers on the economy driving down wages. And that’s true regardless of whether those immigrants are mediocre or elite. You support it because it’s in your personal interest. But I’m fed up with people from other countries thinking they have a divine right to immigrate. They don’t. And I say that as an American living overseas. I completely support the sovereignty of the country where I currently reside including their right to deport me. I consider it a privilege not a right.

        destructure

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Indians and Chinese are regularly, if that’s the word, capable of becoming STEM professors at excellent institutions, and are not recipients of AA either, as far as I know. So obviously there are those of exceptional intelligence among those races.

        Looking at the results of the 2016 Math Olympiad, USA is first(*), the Chinese second, followed by the Koreans. India placed 34th in 2016, which is after Russia (7th), Hungary (14th) and Germany (19th) but before Sweden (37th) and educational darling Finland (71st).

        (*) Team leader: Po-Shen Loh

        http://www.imo-official.org/results.aspx

        Glengarry

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Rama, you’re late to the party. Thirty years ago whites talked explicitly about black physical superiority for sports, but blacks and leftists threw a fit and agitated us out of it. The idea, from the black point of view, was that said superiority would inevitably be seen as having a flip side, mental inferiority. The big political brouhaha of 1987 (aside from Iranamok), was the NBC “white paper” on black physical superiority, narrated by Tom Brokaw.. The Stanford track coach, black, promised that he wood find “the great white sprinter.” Of course he never did.

        321LI

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • There are still plenty of attractive white women playing tennis. It’s just that Serena is usually better than them. But Billie Jean King wasn’t exactly feminine either. It seems that at the very, very top of women’s athleticism you get plenty of lesbians and other masculine women. But just below that there are plenty of attractive women. Of course this varies by sport. Tennis players are generally hotter than softball players.

      Jack

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Doing well in sport requires physical prowess, which conventionally is considered masculine (with a certain biological basis for the conventional thinking). But despite that, there are some beautiful top female tennis players like Maria Sharapova.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  2. What did you expect? It’s the Alt Right. That’s who read your blog now. They are obsessed with race and hate racial intermingling, let alone racial intermarriage. I’m hard pressed to believe it took you this long to figure out what cretins these folks are.

    Le Social Critique

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • I didn’t read all the comments but I didn’t see anyone criticizing their hook-up. They merely called him a nerd and said she looks like a man. Both of which are true. But if you’re looking for people who oppose it on racial grounds then you’d better check out the black blogs. Some of the black men are pretty upset about it. But I notice you still pushed the “whitey be raciss” narrative even though that wasn’t the case.

      destructure

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  3. I’m disappointed in you calling Ohanian a nerd. He’s a pretty well-rounded, out-going guy.

    Dave Pinsen

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  4. I’m a strong proponent of alt-right principles but I do agree with your sentiment about Serena Williams, there is absolutely no need to criticize her whatsoever other than sheer spite. On a separate note what are your views on Milo Yiannopoulos and his book deal with Simon and Schuster?

    roli

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • The online newspapers often have articles stating how beautiful Serena is. It is pretty normal to comment back that she is ugly and/or has an unattractive body. You get the same comments about actresses like Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie when they are described as super-beautiful.

      CamelCaseRob

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  5. You will feel bad too if your Golden Goddess Maria Sharapova has to take a banned substance to keep up.
    Without the 2 sisters, Maria might have a chance.

    I suspect the bitterness might have something to do with this.

    Neal

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  6. I noticed that when i speak of HBD – mostly reporting others findings when i agree with it – people loves the conclusion , whatever the thinking, when its downgrading for black people. It s reassuring to see people like you or pumpkin person, that try to be objective . I never understood the revulsion against black, or homos, but i know leftist people who are profoundly that way . So my bet is that is not your blogs positions per se who creates those feelings which are there , and you should be unapologetic in speaking your mind, while sometimes remonding people you re not a hater . Happy new year from Lisboa .

    Bruno from Paris

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • You’re probably not revolted by homos because you don’t know enough about them and how they actually behave. But why not sign up on Grindr and see for yourself.

      Glengarry

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Indeed. That’s a totally straight thing to do; go undercover on Grindr and sext with all the horny men, to help remind yourself how revolted you are by it.

        snorlaxwp

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Hahaha, quite so; in case that’s a glory hole too far, there are plenty of articles about their habits too. But those are easier to deny.

        Glengarry

        January 2, 2017 at EST am

  7. Her body is a turn-off to me but from the interviews I’ve seen with her she seems feminine and nice.

    The most interesting thing about Serena and Venus dating white men is that their father used to be a big hater of white people. How does he feel about this? Are the two girls rebelling against a hated father?

    RBrandywine

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  8. Women avoid nerds like a plague and [women] would not classify the relationship as a “wise” decision. So, her actions have naturally risen questions and speculations.
    The best we can do is to wish them well.

    krakonos

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • Ohanian is a rich guy who co-founded one of the best-known social media companies. I think women understand that very well. Most of the people annoyed by this seem to be male.

      Richard

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  9. Serena Williams has always taken a lot of hate because of her militancy and arrogance. I think she’s entitled to acting like a asshole because she’s one of the most talented athletes in the world, who’s put in incredible work to perfecting her craft. No one had a problem with John McEnroe back in the day (well some people did, but they like him now).

    GondwanaMan

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  10. Well what do you expect? Have you seen your commenters here – or for that matter on HBD-esque blogs in general?

    JayMan

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • Why not weigh in more often when you see something with which you strongly disagree? You are well respected in the HBD sphere and your opinion carries weight. The strength of these blogs is the commentariat interaction. If you think some opinion here reflects a crude stereotype not otherwise grounded in evidence why not say so? If your complaint is that it is impolite to discuss real, imagined or speculative differences grounded in race, why not say that as well?

      Curle

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • Have you seen your commenters here – or for that matter on HBD-esque blogs in general?

      The quality of HBD discussion has in general declined drastically over the past 5 years.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • There is more to race differences than just IQ, which is important, but not the whole picture. Cf. the distribution of the MAOA gene, of which the shortest repeat allele, the MAOA-2R allele is the most extreme form; only .1% to .5% (that’s ZERO-POINT-ONE) Europeans have it, while 15.6% of Saudis have it. This is extremely interesting and explains a lot about their violent culture and hotheadedness. And as much as you all might dislike MacDonald (who does not dispute that Ashkenazis have the highest mean IQ of any ethnic group), he has a point that most non-European cultures are collectivist, and that that a l o n e is a reason not to let them immigrate, despite high IQs (TUJ made a similar argument about Asians, and Michael Hart is against Asian immigration as well in his remarkable “Restoring America”.).

      It’s a shame that the work of german anthropologist Andreas Vonderach work hasn’t been translated into English. His Anthropology of Europe is extremely well-researched, fact-based; but even more interesting I found his equally fact-based and level-headed “Völkerpsychologie”, which, loosely translated, means “Psychology of the Peoples/ethnicities”.

      By the way, unlike TUJ, who calls Rushton and Lynn and MacDonald “junk scientists”, Vonderach has a more scientific approach and does praise as well as criticize the work of those scientists just mentioned. For example, he did praise MacDonald’s work, but also critiqued that while Judaism is indeed a collectivist religion, modern Israelis are individualistic like Europeans as Geert Hofstede has shown in his research; and Vonderach also pointed out that many Jews nowadays marry outside their ethnicity. Same with Rushton: he pointed out limitations as well as benefits of Rushton’s approach. “Junk science” is simply an insult, not an argument.

      So, the English-speaking world needs people like Vonderach, since he’s even more important than Volkmar Weiss, who, like most of the HBD crowd, only accepts IQ and class differences and thinks that it’s OK to import 60 million high-IQ Chinese (or high-IQ people of all races even!) to Germany and all will be fine and dandy. A retarded viewpoint, but this happens if you think that people are just numbers, and don’t come with their own (genetic) history attached..

      Anyway, this fixation on IQ is a little tiring, and behavioral genetics is at least equally interesting and important. And of course, as a German, I am highly interested in European culture, so I absolutely disapprove of theories like Libertarianism that only seem to care for markets but not for a cultural identity. I think the fact that ancient Greek and Latin are not taught anymore is a serious degradation of quality, and leads to the production of shallow elites, as well as a shallow populace. Let alone Germany’s own magnificent history, with its own highly creative people in a range of subjects. Goethe, one of the greatest, is not really read anymore, not just by average people, which might make sense, but even so-called elites are not able to cite parts of Faust. That’s embarrassing.

      Elementarsatz

      January 2, 2017 at EST am

    • There is more to race differences than just IQ, which is important, but not the whole picture. Cf. the distribution of the MAOA gene, of which the shortest repeat allele, the MAOA-2R allele is the most extreme form; only .1% to .5% (that’s ZERO-POINT-ONE) Europeans have it, while 15.6% of Saudis have it.

      True. And I believe Saudis, on average, are less than 25% African –

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/what-percent-of-black-men-commit-crimes/

      By the way, unlike TUJ, who calls Rushton and Lynn and MacDonald “junk scientists”, Vonderach has a more scientific approach and does praise as well as criticize the work of those scientists just mentioned.

      The theories of Rushton and Lynn have deep flaws in them which is why I called some of their work junk, but I’d still rate them higher than MacDonald who apparently deliberately (and quite stupidly) falsified his own evidence. Rushton and Lynn seem less at fault for intentional deception (as MacDonald seemingly is) and more guilty of trying to hammer away at pet theories that don’t fit the evidence:

      Rushton –

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/rushtons-theory-of-rk-selection-is-wrong/

      MacDonald and examples of his apparent lying (scroll down)

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/instructions-for-comment-registration/

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 2, 2017 at EST pm

    • @Elementarsatz

      I discuss China’s creative disadvantage vis a vis Europe here* and I conclude the difference is due to genetics. Feel free to register on my site to comment on it, or any other topic:

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/has-china-been-consistently-ahead-of-european-civilization/

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  11. Happy New Year though!

    JayMan

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  12. Happy New Year, Lion! Thanks for another great year of blogging. I’ve really enjoyed your Trump posts and 2016 was heavy on the music videos, which is always a lot of fun.

    Horace Pinker

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  13. It’s the sign of the times. America is officially on the descent.

    Americans Whites are either too lazy or too greedy!

    JS

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  14. Yeah, some of this went a little wild.

    Robert

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  15. This smoke’s for you –

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  16. Well said Lion. I wish them the very best. And a hearty Happy New Year to you!

    Steve@steve.com

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

  17. And there were mean spirited comments about Armenians and Italians.

    According to some people, Antonin Scalia was too dark to be counted as white.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 1, 2017 at EST am

    • Italians are great people, and great chefs too, but the guidos I hate.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • Not to mention great entertainers too: Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, the list goes on. And what I like most is that nearly all Italian Americans — at least the ones I know personally — are highly patriotic, proud to be Americans.

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • Only a minority of Italian Americans are guidos.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 1, 2017 at EST am

      • In Staten Island, the majority are guido.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Guido or not, Italian Americans are the least liberal, least elitist, less educated than other White ethnic groups.

        Armenians, Levantines, Greeks all do better than Italians as a whole, when it comes to education.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Italian Americans are severely underrepresented as elites more than Asians and Hispanics. People think of them as very prolish.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Armenians are very similar to Jews, with very high rates of literacy, advanced degrees in the Liberal Arts, and wealth.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Guido or not, Italian Americans are the least liberal, least elitist, less educated than other White ethnic groups.

        The Scots-Irish are less liberal, elitist and educated (and whiter) than Italians. When people say “white trash,” they’re thinking of the Scots-Irish, not Italian-Americans. The Scots-Irish who remained in N. Ireland or moved to Glasgow are of course rivaled only by the denizens of the former Soviet Union for trashiness.

        snorlaxwp

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • The Scots-Irish are so prole that they don’t count as WASPs, despite literally being White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

        snorlaxwp

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • less educated than other White ethnic groups.

        Wrong. Italians are above the white average in educational attainment.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • The Scots-Irish are so prole that they don’t count as WASPs, despite literally being White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

        WASP refers to only a small proportion of all Anglo Americans, Northeastern Mainline Protestants.

        Scots Irish do not count as WASP, though good luck explaining the correct definition of WASP to the altright which wrongly equate it with all Anglo Americans.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • “The Scots-Irish are less liberal, elitist and educated (and whiter) than Italians. When people say “white trash,” they’re thinking of the Scots-Irish, not Italian-Americans. The Scots-Irish who remained in N. Ireland or moved to Glasgow are of course rivaled only by the denizens of the former Soviet Union for trashiness.”

        ————————————————————————————–

        They seem to do ok here in Canada. Maybe the smarter Scots immigrated to Canada.

        Rosenmops

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Wrong. Italians are above the white average in educational attainment.

        Compared to other White Ethnic groups, Italian Americans are underrepresented as academics, at the Ivy League institutions and any elite school in general, as philanthropists, as trendsetters, as intellectuals….they lean prole and they love their prole status while being parochial.

        The fact that Italian Americans lean significantly more towards the Republican party than the Democrat one is solid proof of their prole leanings, or their perpetual prole status — less educated Whites consistently vote Republican.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • WASP refers to only a small proportion of all Anglo Americans, Northeastern Mainline Protestants.

        Not just Northeastern. My grandfather is a WASP originally from Ohio (where most of the Gilded Age GOP Presidents you admire came from). His father was a Yalie advertising exec who occasionally wrote humorous columns for the Saturday Evening Post and shared a surname with/was a distant relation to one of the very most famous captains of industry, in case you doubt his WASP credentials.

        I’d say George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and even Jefferson Davis were all most certainly WASPs as well, despite being Southerners.

        While they are a clearly distinct subculture within the “caste,” and are even more of an endangered species than their Northern counterparts, the old Southern gentry class still fall under the umbrella of what Moldbug calls the Optimates.

        The same person could even, without controversy, be a Northern and a Southern WASP at different times (U.S. Grant) or simultaneously (W. Wilson).

        They seem to do ok here in Canada. Maybe the smarter Scots immigrated to Canada.

        The Scots, like Andrew Carnegie, and the Scots-Irish, like Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson, are two very different groups. That said, some Scots-Irish, such as the Mellon family, did assimilate to full WASP-hood.

        snorlaxwp

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • @ Rosenmops

        Montréal’s Little Italy is a mix of Northern and Southern Italians, unlike the Little Italy of Manhattan/NYC, which is exclusively Southern Italian. There’s also an Italian bookstore, and I believe there was more than one in the past. I don’t ever recall finding a bookstore in NYC’s Little Italy, just foodstuff/restaurants and shops that sell gaudy items.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • They seem to do ok here in Canada. Maybe the smarter Scots immigrated to Canada

        This is a particular point that I love, being Canadian of Scottish descent, so much so that if I had an HBD blog it would be a major theme. (All the more so since Americans think Canada is boring and would never discuss it.)

        Everyone in Canada knows that Scottish immigration comprised a very large portion of our settlers, which is why from coast to coast, even in Montreal, everything is “Mac-” street this and “Mac-” that. But in Canada, we don’t talk about the “Scotch-Irish” (a term I had never heard before I started reading HBD); we just talk about the “Scottish”.

        Moreover, in Canada, Scottish immigration is actually a reason that Canada is so *leftist*, far from the trailer-trash conception of Appalachian Scots-Irish.

        So what’s the difference? I have yet to see a quality exploration of this.

        Samson J.

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Not just Northeastern. My grandfather is a WASP originally from Ohio (where most of the Gilded Age GOP Presidents you admire came from). His father was a Yalie advertising exec who occasionally wrote humorous columns for the Saturday Evening Post and shared a surname with/was a distant relation to one of the very most famous captains of industry, in case you doubt his WASP credentials.

        True.

        I should have written WASPs are either Yankee Mainline Protestants or other whites assimilated into their culture, such as James Baker III who was Southern but dedicated his career to the very WASPy George HW Bush.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • JS,

        I like Montreal’s Little Italy, especially the Italian groceries.

        Stealth

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • And there were mean spirited comments about Armenians and Italians.

      Actually, there wasn’t. You just went psychotic because you thought my calling armenians whitish had something to do with jews. You posted 17(?) comments either attacking me personally or by implication. 🙂

      It reminds me of another meltdown I was subjected to long ago. There was a female newscaster on television and a guy said he had bumped into her at a karaoke bar. I asked what her background was and he said white.I said, “Are you sure? she looks hispanic or native americam.” He went ballistic and started ranting and raving about how he was half native american. I hadn’t said anything negative about native americans. And native americans don’t even consider themselves white. But this guy was mixed and considered himself both native american and white. So he just couldn’t handle it. The irony is that this guy was racist as hell and I’d heard him use racial slurs at least a couple of times previously.

      destructure

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • You just went psychotic because you thought my calling armenians whitish had something to do with jews. You posted 17(?) comments either attacking me personally or by implication.

        Their genetic link to Jews is the only reason the whiteness of Armenians and Italians are being debated in the first place.

        If both are related to Jews then I think both will have to be classified as every bit as white Scandinavians just to drive the point home to the altright that Jews are also white.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Unlike Armenians, Levantines, and Greeks, Jews are not Christians.

        JS

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • That Jews are not Christians is a tautology which doesn’t need to be pointed out.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • “Their genetic link to Jews is the only reason the whiteness of Armenians and Italians are being debated in the first place.”

        I don’t care why other people have debated it. It’s not why I said it. And if you’d bothered to ask like a decent human being then you might have learned that. I’m not above giving someone a whack with a hammer every now and then. But I make sure it’s a nail before I do. And you should, too.

        destructure

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • That Jews are not Christians is a tautology which doesn’t need to be pointed out.

        He is amazing.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  18. To just be grossly generalistic, African Americans proudly refuse to assimilate into the majority culture. It’s a point of honor with them. “Uncle Tom” — a black perceived as “acting white” — is the most vicious insult an African American can hurl at a fellow African American. At some point, I’m certain that African Americans will demand to be called African Anti-American. Given this unbridgeable, permanent divide, it’s wrong to bring into the world mixed-race babies who will grow up neither here nor there, a person without an identity.

    Mark Caplan

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • Sister Souljah simply called black Americans “Africans.”

      gothamette

      January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  19. Well, I don’t really have any opinions on the subject of the post itself, disappointing or otherwise. I did raise an eyebrow at your strange use of the word ‘absconding’ to mean ‘stealing’ though. I’m pretty sure it can’t be used like that. It means to run away. In Britain if you leave an open prison on leave and fail to return at the set time, it is officially called ‘absconding’ because you can’t really escape from an open prison. I can’t believe a word like that can have such a different meaning in America.

    Anyway, happy new blah blah blah, etc. Gawd bless us every one.

    prolier than thou

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • Believe it.

      JohnnySixpack

      January 2, 2017 at EST am

  20. 1. There is a blog called “tennis has a steroid problem” which makes a pretty convincing case that a lot of top tennis players, including Williams, have used performance enhancing drugs. Steve Sailer also had some thoughts on the subject.

    2. I did not comment in the previous thread, but I think a lot of people find it off-putting when they see a masculine person prancing around in a skirt or a dress. I don’t know what Williams is like in normal life, but on the tennis court she gives off a masculine vibe.

    3. I agree with the poster who observed that the appeal of womens’ sports is to see graceful, feminine, fit women in skimpy outfits. For strength and aggression, men are far more interesting to watch.

    fortaleza84

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • I don’t doubt that top tennis players are using performance enhancing drugs even if they pass drug tests. I think it’s common knowledge that cyclists and sprinters pretty much all do. It’s really a battle to find performance enhancing drugs that the tests won’t catch. Lance Armstrong denied it and beat the tests for years before finally owning up to it.

      destructure

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • Women’s ice skating and other competitions with subjective scoring might have more of a long-term future then, because people can win based on gracefulness and athletic sexiness. It’s a design flaw to make on-field success require different talents than what the customer base actually wants to see in competition.

      Richard

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • The takeover of women’s ice skating by “objective” scoring, and therefore competitors selected for “women’s rugby” rather than “prima ballerina” body types, was probably set back a few years or decades by the Harding/Kerrigan kerfuffle.

        snorlaxwp

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  21. I don’t care who Serena marries because she’s unattractive. She also has an arrogant, annoying personality. She demands to be called one of the greatest athletes ever, no female qualifier, when she’d get crushed by any man ranked in the top 200. She also pushes the “black lives matter” BS. There’s very little to like about her.

    Jack

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

    • She demands to be called one of the greatest athletes ever, no female qualifier, when she’d get crushed by any man ranked in the top 200.

      I don’t necessarily see an issue with this. The most popular boxers of recent years were Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, who are both manlets who would be killed if they went into the ring with even a journeyman heavyweight.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that, IMO. I think professional basketball might recover some popularity among non-blacks if it introduced height classes.

      snorlaxwp

      January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • Mickey Walker managed to beat top 10 ranked contenders when he was an over the hill middleweight. I think Floyd or Manny could maybe beat the 300th heavyweight in the world or something.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 1, 2017 at EST pm

      • In the 1930’s, when the quality of the competitors was a lot lower, and the sport was mobbed up to a far, far greater degree than today (and even today boxing is very mobbed-up).

        Pacquiao is 5’5″ and has competed no higher than welterweight (147 lbs) and Mayweather is a generous 5’7″ and has competed no higher than light middleweight (154) on 3 occasions. Heavyweights are over 6′ tall and weigh over 200 lbs; the Klitschko brothers are like 6’6″ and 6’7″ and both weigh over 240.

        I don’t know a lot about boxing but from what limited intuition I have about fighting, I say the only question, unless vs amateur competition, is whether they’d die in the ring or merely be KO’d.

        Anyway, if your estimate (they’d beat the #300 heavyweight) is correct, that would actually make my analogy near-perfect: Serena is to male tennis players as Mayweather & Pacquiao are to heavyweight boxers.

        snorlaxwp

        January 2, 2017 at EST am

    • Serena would lose to all the top men’s college tennis players. And there are even a fair amount of boys high school players who could beat her.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 3, 2017 at EST pm

  22. Lion, you mentioned this guy is not roided and has no tattoos and that makes him a nerd. There is something horrifying about that. This means nearly all men 30+ years ago would be considered nerds today. My question is what percentage of young men today would you guess take steroids? The drug surveys that are out there are useless, everything is under reported.

    I tried doing some research on this and came across a steroid users forum. Surprisingly it was an anti-tattoo discussion. Amazing to think there are enough roided guys without tattoos to even have a discussion like that. Anyway, they were saying it is the must look to date girls these days (roids n tattoos). What a sick and declining culture we have.

    Jay Fink

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  23. I think it was missed in the discussion that the biggest evidence that he’s a nerd is that *this* is what he’s marrying. I have hardly ever observed a white man date a black chick unless he was quite odd in some way.

    Samson J.

    January 1, 2017 at EST pm

  24. Happy new year, mates! Lion, personal happy new year to you! Incidently, you are very disappointing too, sometimes that is. You think that Jews are not a nation, you think that the Biblical figures didn’t exist, you sold all your stocks and you are afraid of cows. Very disappointing, but besides that you have an interesting blog. Now, I’m bussy working so I can’t comment to much, but I gotta give you a piece of my mind with a common sense approach.

    Look, personal life of other people isn’t my business as long as it doesn’t involve a Jew marring out, but that’s not the point here. The real problem is that smart mulattos, like Obama, usually are anti-white and don’t identify with what this country is supposed to stand for. Nobody got married yet, so I would say wait and see maybe nothing bad is gonna happen. Sure Serena made a good choice, but that’s not the issue here.

    Gotta run on the roof, there is a problem, can’t talk about cows now.

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at EST am

  25. Jewish people have common and unique language, common land, common and unique religion, common history, historical testimony from numerous independent sources identifying them as a unique people. This makes them more then any nation on face of the earth. Jews are a nation that others can only aspire to come close too in the sense of what it takes to be a nation.

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  26. Jewish people are a quintessential nation. Remember in the last elections there were rallies of Somalies on Somali language in support of Hillary. How did these people ever become citizens? They don’t speak the language, know nothing about the Constitution, don’t identify with it or with the American way of life? Could these Somalies have become Jews so easily? No way! The have to go through conversion, which involves the study and acceptance of our Written and Oral Law culminating in circumcision. What other nation has such comprehensive requirements? None!

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  27. And last but not least, the Jewish people share common genes. All communities have Cohanim and Leviim. They may look different, but the genes don’t lie. This is so simple that it usually takes a freakazoid nazi or a freakazoid self-hating Jew to deny this simple reality.

    You’d mentioned Ethiopians in your argument, but that is disingenious because they are neither genetically nor religiously like us. They aren’t a part of this discussion.

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  28. Serena and Alex are exceptional people, and they are well-suited to each other. Alt-righters are mostly stupid losers who can’t admit this. An interracial union of a naive white woman and a black baby daddy is a recipe for a disaster. Stats prove that 90% of white women who get impregnated by black men will raise the kid alone and in poverty.

    Alex and Serena are two outliers. Very accomplished, high net worth – a great match. I wish them well. I’m sure they’ll be very happy. Money is a wonderful happy-maker.

    It’s the same spiteful bitterness that leads them to call Mark Zuckerberg “Mark Cuckerberg.” As if he cares what some nobody on the internet thinks about him.

    gothamette

    January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  29. Lion, Happy New Year to you and your commenters! This is a blog I try to read every day, especially the comments sections, Yakov is my personal favorite mostly because he seems like an intelligent person who works for a living.

    Who cares who marrys who, personally I think that Serina Williams is fairly unattractive, facially but has a great body. How many of you saw her picture in the Sports Illustrated swim suit issue a few years ago, way better than most of the stick girl supermodels.

    I realize that none of you care what an old guy like me thinks, but I think most of you are too insolated from the real world and think that America ends in New Jersey.

    ken storkson

    January 2, 2017 at EST pm

  30. Again, I wish Serena all happiness with her intended BUT….

    I don’t like the way she is always calling herself the GOAT, and the press goes along with her. She is not the GOAT, she happened to play tennis at a time when most of her competition wasn’t great. They tended to cave in to her. Whenever she encountered an opponent who made her move around the court, she’d choke and lose, like that Italian gal a few years ago.

    A commenter in the NYTimes pointed this out and was accused of racism. His exact words were “move the big lady around” and he was duly called a racist.

    If she had had to face Steffi Graf at her peak, or pre-stabbing Monica Seles, her Grand Slam titles would have been considerably less. I do think she would have overpowered Martina Navratilova, but I’m not so sure about crafty shotmakers such as Chris Evert or Billie Jean King. The latter two had ironclad court sense and indomitable wills to win. If the Italian lady knew enough to jerk big Serena around the court, Evert and BJK would have done so infinitely better.

    gothamette

    January 3, 2017 at EST am


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