Math is Hard


For the past couple of days, the Interwebz have been echoing with pointage, laughery, and mockification of how Elizabeth Warren’s DNA testing undermined her claim of American Indian ancestry. When the math was done correctly, it turns out that she’s “whiter than Ivory Soap” as one meme put it.

All that laughter aside, John Hinderacker has pointed out how Warren’s continued claim of Indian ancestry in the face of contradictory evidence can benefit society. He writes at PowerLine

Here’s the point: Warren’s defense of her claim to being Native American is good for America. Because if Warren is an Indian, then so are most of the rest of us. And most of us are also African-American or Hispanic. If everyone is an Indian, then no one is an Indian. This logic is fatal to the whole corrupt affirmative action enterprise.

Why does the edifice of racial categorization and discrimination persist in spite of its obvious irrationality and unfairness? Because many billions of dollars turn on it. And, perhaps equally important, it provides endless opportunities for virtue signaling. After all, if the Democrats didn’t have race, what would they have? That question is, no doubt, frightening to them.

So let’s all appreciate Elizabeth Warren’s contribution to the demolition of America’s corrupt affirmative action regime. It is long past time that we stopped classifying each other by race and bestowing benefits on that basis. Warren’s message is liberating: we are pretty much all Indians, or Hispanics, or African-Americans now. So let’s move on.

It’s interesting how facts keep tripping up the claims made by the alleged “Party of Science.”

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin would string together some of the sillies lies to try to fill out the false narratives in his LOLsuits. The TKPOTD from three years ago today dealt with one of the whoppers in this RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has me confused with another William Hoge. He put this in a recent filing in his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.ECF 67-p8He must have me confused with my late father, who was a Special Agent in the U. S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II. He was involved in investigative work in the U. S. during the first part of the war, and he commanded a Counter Intelligence Team attached to the 66th Infantry Division in Europe. (Military Intelligence was not a separate branch back then. My father was commissioned in the Infantry, and he was the only infantry officer to accept the surrender of a German submarine, but that’s another story.) After the war, his CIC team was involved in rounding up Nazis. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve until the late ’60s and transferred to Military Intelligence when it became a separate branch.

I was commissioned in the Signal Corps, and while I worked closely with SIGINT guys from time to time, I was never a part of Military Intelligence. I’ve had various security clearances as a soldier or as an engineer working on government programs, but I’ve never been a spook.

TDPK is either very confused or hallucinating or lying. Or perhaps all three.

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Upon reflection, this was certainly an example of a time to embrace the power of AND.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


As the 40th anniversary of the Speedway Bombings draws near, WRTV has posted a retrospective of their coverage of the bombings and Brett Kimberlin’s trials. (H/T: Aaron Walker)

Kimberlin was eventually charged in the bombings and went to trial in 1981. He was convicted by a jury of 12 and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Read the whole thing.

Video Credit: WRTV

More video at the WRTV link above.