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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Too stupid to maintain a car

And yet conservatives and civic nationalists expect non-Europeans to be able to maintain European civilization when they can't even keep their cars in working order:
Minneapolis police officers will no longer ticket motorists for broken headlights or turn signals, instead handing out vouchers to pay for vehicle repairs under a new department policy unveiled Wednesday.

The changes come roughly a year after a pitched debate at City Hall over a possible moratorium on certain traffic stops, with some council members seeing the move as a way to ease the racial disparities in rates of traffic stops. Others worried that it would only harm residents in poorer neighborhoods, where gun violence is prevalent. That debate came weeks after a community forum where residents aired their frustrations with what they saw as years of harassment and discrimination at the hands of police.

At the time, police Chief Medaria Arradondo said he would study the issue, and in the months since has been meeting with senior staffers, crime analysts and community leaders to hear their advice on what to do to revamp the policy without endangering public safety.

Under the new policy, instead of writing a ticket, officers will now have the option of issuing drivers a voucher from the Lights On! program — financed by the nonprofit group MicroGrants, which partners with local organizations to promote economic self-sufficiency among lower income residents, according to its website. The vouchers can be redeemed at participating auto shops to cover the costs of services such as replacing a bulb from a rear taillight. Exceptions include cases in which equipment violations result in a crash or “harm to another,” according to the new guidelines.
If, at this point, you still believe in equality, of any sort, you're a) an idiot and b) are not intelligent enough to be reading this blog. The fact that European civilization requires Europeans to maintain it is not merely a truth, it is a freaking tautology.

A white individual is no more capable of maintaining Chinese or Venusian society than a black individual is capable of maintaining American society. And yet, most Americans have been conditioned to believe that their historically unique society can be sustained and maintained by literally anyone with a pulse.

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118 Comments:

Blogger Long Live The West February 11, 2020 11:06 AM  

Wait wait wait... I was told we'd still have taco trucks even if the indoor plumbing stopped!

This is too far!

Blogger Stilicho February 11, 2020 11:06 AM  

"Economic self-sufficiency"

There's a laugh. Hard to tell if they are trying to redifine the term or are too stupid to understand it. Probably a bit of both.

Those racist cops should be forced to repair those. Vehicles themselves instead of handing out vouchers. Don't they know that white privilege breaks tailights?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 11:08 AM  

... police Chief Medaria Arradondo
I see one part of the problem.

This Medaria dude isn't even pretending to be American.

Blogger Oswald February 11, 2020 11:15 AM  

That is one of the stupidest solutions to a problem I have ever seen. Isn't Minnesota overrun with foreigners? Isn't Ilhan Omar representing part of Minnesota in Congress? Driving is a privilege not a right. That is what they keep tell us.

Blogger Laconic February 11, 2020 11:15 AM  

They want to make it a sanctuary civilization :/

Blogger cecilhenry February 11, 2020 11:21 AM  


I don't want a bunch of third worlders in America for exactly the same reason that the third world wants to be here.

All third worlders demand is an America that is like the countries they come from, except for the wages.


Those who talk about "Hispanic culture" glory in the Mexican attitude.

But real Mexicans keep desperately trying to get OUT of Mexico and into the United States.


The United States has that Northern European attitude that won't put up with what Mexicans take for granted.

Third worlders will accept a level of dirt and poverty in their homelands that no American would stand for a minute. Big businessmen think that's wonderful. It means labor is cheaper.

The same thing goes for government.

The third world minority vote demands very little. They are not spoiled like Americans are. The third world voter is happy to accept promises instead of results. They don't ask that anything actually WORK.

That's why its the third world--they are there, and NOT here.

So if all those people come to America, what kind of magic will keep America so different from the countries they came from?

A country full of third worlders becomes the third world. But conservatives will never think of that.

Blogger Rabid Ratel February 11, 2020 11:23 AM  

>> And yet, most Americans have been conditioned to believe that their historically unique society can be sustained and maintained by literally anyone with a pulse.
<<

See South Africa fro the inevitable result.

Blogger carnaby February 11, 2020 11:29 AM  

It's not so bad, they are able to maintain their guns, which is something.

Blogger Brett baker February 11, 2020 11:30 AM  

Well, what White person would want to maintain Chinese civilization?
More seriously, look at all the idiots who thrive because of the hard work of their ancestors, and want to get rid of everything they depend on because environment or feelz.

Blogger cecilhenry February 11, 2020 11:33 AM  

Let's summarize:


Whitey now pays to fix my car....

I hope he doesn't notice for awhile.



Diversity™ is a weapon of violence and parasitism against Whites.

Access to White people is NOT a human right.



Blogger Solemn Sentinel February 11, 2020 11:39 AM  

As a technician for a certain construction equipment dealer, I can attest to this. 95% of our techs are European decent and most others dont stay very long.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 11:40 AM  

Good God, changing a headlight doesn't even require any tools, and more and more over the last 30 years, neither does changing a tail-light.

This is nothing more than subsidizing "I don't have a replacement bulb because I spent all my money on [intoxicant]."

Blogger Barbarossa February 11, 2020 11:40 AM  

I had the...ahem...privilege of being assigned as a military advisor to an Afghan civil order police battalion (function similar in intent to the Spanish Guardia Civil). I lived on an Afghan base, trying to train them on essential skills like truck driving, marksmanship, vehicle maintenance, etc.

Stories of inability to maintain equipment are too numerous. But allow me to share this. The larger brigade had an EOD unit, and they were surprisingly good because what they lacked in technical skill, they made up for in just sheer courage. Anyhow, the HMMWVs they rolled in had a very simple ECM suite with an antenna that sort looked like an egg-beater. They kept "losing" the antennae, which was odd since they were durable and bolted on pretty securely. One day we're patrolling around, and we see a cargo truck with one of the antenna stuck on top of the roof. A few days later, we see another on a taxi. Turns out the EOD guys were selling the antenna to friends to protect them from IEDs. Pure cargo cult behavior. Someone was expecting semi-literate Afghans to understand the relationship between the signal generator and the antenna and not jump to the conclusion that the antenna itself possessed the necessary juju to shield one from attack.

Prediction: this voucher program will spawn a rash of "broken" headlights where our vibrant friends will roll around with a disconnected headlight. They will then take said voucher, buy headlight, return headlight and pocket cash.

Blogger kurt9 February 11, 2020 11:45 AM  

Having lived in various countries, I came to the conclusion that the performance of effective maintenance is a defining characteristic of civilization.

Blogger cs123 February 11, 2020 11:48 AM  

When you need to jack up a car, remove a tire and well liner to even access a bulb to change it, it might be a bit more than just a lack of an ability to maintain a vehicle. Vehicles haven't been engineered with where maintenance is expected to be performed by the average owner for a couple of decades.

Blogger Todd Bruno February 11, 2020 11:49 AM  

A white individual is no more capable of maintaining Chinese or Venusian society than a black individual is capable of maintaining American society

Ah, I see what you did there. Define American Culture as district from "white" or European Culture.

Anonymous Anonymous February 11, 2020 11:51 AM  

Being educated about how cars work, and having the money to do so, isn't an indicator of racial or genetic equality. It's just about spending the time and money to educate people. The immigrant or 1st generation people having these problems are lacking 100 years of accumulated automotive knowledge and history.

The linked article has a pretty impressive ratio of false information for so little original commentary:

Only white people are expected to pay for their broken headlights or turn signals.
Made up, of course.

Blacks and other non-Asian minorities in Minneapolis will now get a voucher to pay (the taxpayer will foot the bill) for their broken headlights or turn signals
Made up. The article states the funds come from a non-profit, not tax payers.

so as to better community relations and refrain from getting a ticket.
Actually because having functioning safe cars is the goal. The police are there for public safety, not to generate tickets and fines.

What’s to stop whites in Minneapolis from failing to go to a mechanic, as they usually would, when they have a broken headlights or turn signals?
Nothing.

Shouldn’t they get a voucher too, considering the reason individual whites collectively receive so few tickets for the infraction of broken headlights or turn signals is because they get them fixed?
Yes, they could get a voucher. The reason that mostly it will be African immigrants is that 8 in 10 Somali descended people in Minnesota are living in poverty. While only 1 in 6 non-blacks are.

Blogger Johnny February 11, 2020 11:52 AM  

Maybe Islam is the answer. Or the Arab mentality. Ruthlessly exploitive. We pretend to care even when we don't, and that produces these peculiar outcomes.

Over the centuries the Arabs imported massive numbers of blacks, brought in as slaves. And except for some mixed breed tribal people, no left over population of blacks in Arabia. And relative to the massive number of blacks brought in, almost no genetic race mixing. Part of it was price. Blacks were cheaper to buy then to maintain, and so they simply worked them to death. And as for now, when Qaddafi went down, every black person in Libya had to flee. He brought them in to help control the local population.

Blogger urthshu February 11, 2020 11:58 AM  

Fifty years ago: /billyclub to tail light/ "Son, get out of the car"

Blogger Elijah February 11, 2020 11:59 AM  

there is a similar informal policy in some cities in which the police wont ticket or condemn a sketchy vehicle if the driver can show he has a job. this is to encourage the vibrants that actually are trying and are employed to keep trying. sad and pathetic.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 12:04 PM  

"Driving is a privilege not a right. That is what they keep tell us."

Driving (a way of earning money by using the people's roads) is a privilege, not a right.

Travelling from place to place, going about your personal affairs (including to and from your place of work), using your own, fully-paid-for means of transportation, *IS* a right, as long as you do so in a safe manner and obey the traffic laws. This has been the opinion of the Supreme Court for over 100 years.

Blogger Dos Voltz February 11, 2020 12:07 PM  

Yes, Good God, thank you! Maintenance goes for housing too...I've lived in older, diverse neighborhoods where gentrification was on the rise. You could easily pick out the homes owned by vibrants. The tell-tale signs were everywhere. Instead of spending money on a gallon of paint and a couple windows (to replace the ones missing and boarded up) they'd rather buy a couple Rottweilers and put em on heavy chains in their back yard. Lots of $$$ for dog food apparently, but zero budget to maintain the home.

Lucky if they'd mow the grass once or twice a summer. And the old broken living room couch looks so nice on the porch.

Ya know, we Euros even invented OUTDOOR furniture that doesn't attract nesting vermin. This technology cannot be grasped by vibrants as fundamental and basic.

Of course, the true evil folks in the press were always the whites who came in to spruce things up, never the people who leave empty malt liquor cans on the sidewalk.

I live in the burbs now. It's quiet, peaceful, and homes well maintained.

Anybody see this clip of stoner Joe Rogan and whoremonger Bill Maher discussing their idyllic childhoods? They just can't quite overcome their cog dissonance to admit the plain truth. A real head-scratcher, that one.

https://twitter.com/TBirdRex1/status/1223133745471021056

Blogger Steb February 11, 2020 12:11 PM  

Buy a cheap car, drive tlit around until you get some vouchers. Exchange them for cash at your buddies garage without getting the work done. And repeat.

Blogger Unknownsailor February 11, 2020 12:15 PM  

Ever wonder why Saudi Arabia has to pay white contractors to maintain all their fancy military hardware? Because there are few and far between people inside their own military who are a) smart enough to do so and b) want to do so.

1400 years of inbreeding does not happen without consequence.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 12:15 PM  

kurt9, you've got that right.

Indeed, if a society, in the absence of war, can't even be bothered to repair a hole in a DIRT road, then it cannot be considered civilized.

Seriously.
Tools required: A shovel to dig dirt from the side of the road, carry, and place it inside the hole.

Everything else is nice but optional:

Bucket of water to dampen the fill to get it to settle faster, wheelbarrow to carry dirt from the side of the road, Heavy machinery -- all are optional.

Blogger basementhomebrewer February 11, 2020 12:20 PM  

Prediction: this voucher program will spawn a rash of "broken" headlights where our vibrant friends will roll around with a disconnected headlight. They will then take said voucher, buy headlight, return headlight and pocket cash.

The vouchers are only redeemable at "participating auto shops" I am assuming this means a full service shop. This program is not a give away to the Somalis that can't even maintain their cars, it's a give away scheme to the shop owners which just happen to be related to key politicians, or are large donors to their campaigns.

Blogger Anthea February 11, 2020 12:25 PM  

If you can afford to pay for car insurance, inspection, registration, and to put gas in your car, then you can afford to buy a $5 bulb for your taillight.

Blogger Noah B. February 11, 2020 12:33 PM  

It's not so bad, they are able to maintain their guns, which is something.

Thankfully that's often not the case. In Waco a few weeks ago there was an armed robber sentenced to life for robbing a couple of stores. While robbing the first location and pistol whipping the clerk he lost his magazine, where the cops found his DNA the first time. When he robbed the second store he apparently forgot that he no longer had a magazine and that his pistol was unloaded, and he tried to shoot that clerk. This clerk was able to shoot and seriously injure the armed robber, who just happened to be a black career criminal.

Blogger Aeroschmidt February 11, 2020 12:35 PM  

To be fair, the retards at Chevy made it so that you have to take off the entire front end to change a head light.

Making a 30 second job into a 1 and 1/2 hour job needing specialized tools and knowledge.

Blogger Crew February 11, 2020 12:38 PM  

Perhaps they will also stop arresting murder suspects.

Blogger Keith February 11, 2020 12:44 PM  

kurt9 wrote:Having lived in various countries, I came to the conclusion that the performance of effective maintenance is a defining characteristic of civilization.
There must be something very special about Cubans. They observably seem to be step-function more capable than the other non-European peers in the region. Was Cuba get more Spanish than the other areas in Central and South America and the Caribbean?

Blogger kmadison76 February 11, 2020 12:48 PM  

Jared Taylor has spoken about this issue regarding his travels in Africa during his youth. It simply didn't occur to Africans to perform oil changes/routine maintenance to keep cars running in the future. Equality is perhaps the most hateful lie there is.

Blogger Akuma February 11, 2020 12:50 PM  

WTF! I recently changed a highbeam bulb and license plate bulbs in the gym parking lot, in the cold. I can already smell the burning flesh thats going to fill the winter air when the heaters go out. This grand solar minimum is gonna be a blast.

Blogger awildgoose February 11, 2020 12:55 PM  

@6:

Most of the folks you mention are willing to pack six, eight, ten, or even more people into a one-bedroom apartment, which is something else no American is currently willing to accept.

@13:

I was in a different part of the Third World, but I saw something very similar. Where I was, the cargo cult believed that golf ball detectors were perfectly good car bomb detectors.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/conman-james-mccormick-sold-golf-1850330

Sadly, the detectors used where I was aren't nearly as sophisticated as those shown in the Mirror article.

Blogger Akuma February 11, 2020 12:58 PM  

"Third worlders will accept a level of dirt and poverty in their homelands that no American would stand for a minute. Big businessmen think that's wonderful. It means labor is cheaper."

Reminds me of the time I spent in Bandung, Indonesia. During rushour in the middle of the city, I watched a dead dog float down a drainage ditch filled with bags of trash. The river it flowed into was even filthier.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 12:59 PM  

Barbarossa wrote:They will then take said voucher, buy headlight, return headlight and pocket cash.
The scam is obvious, so obviously they will do it.

Blogger Dos Voltz February 11, 2020 1:05 PM  

@ Anthea "If you can afford to pay for car insurance, inspection, registration, and to put gas in your car, then you can afford to buy a $5 bulb for your taillight."

Haha, they don't pay for those first three things either.

Blogger Rakshasa February 11, 2020 1:09 PM  

You think you are so much smarter than those brown guys, yet I bet you don't even know how to properly maintain a space ship.

When you inspect the ablative heat shield I bet the only thought going through your head is 'that surface looks ok to me', and then you'll certify it for another flight.

Blogger Pratisara February 11, 2020 1:12 PM  

How do you say "Moral Hazard" in Somali?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 1:16 PM  

AndyT wrote:. The immigrant or 1st generation people having these problems are lacking 100 years of accumulated automotive knowledge and history.
Don't be stupid. The immigrants and their descendants who can't maintain equipment are lacking the IQ to be educable, and their culture, which is not our culture, doesn't have concepts like maintenance and planning for the future for the same reason.

Culture is a racial construct. The Turd World races build cultures that turn nice, tidy holes into shitholes because that is the level of civilization and complexity that the Turd Worlders are comfortable with.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 1:19 PM  

Elijah wrote:... the police wont ticket or condemn a sketchy vehicle if the driver can show he has a job. this is to encourage the vibrants that actually are trying and are employed to keep trying. sad and pathetic.
This one almost makes sense, as long as we are letting the vibrants live among us. The policy of allowing vibrants to live among us is the one to change, not this one.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 1:22 PM  

Anthea wrote:If you can afford to pay for car insurance, inspection, registration, and to put gas in your car, then you can afford to buy a $5 bulb for your taillight.
What makes you think they are paying for any of that, except maybe the gas?

Blogger LAZ February 11, 2020 1:24 PM  

@ Dos Voltz: I once had the privilege of living in a rundown area like that. You could tell the section 8's by the way they move in and 6 months later the house was unlivable. They'd move out, the tax payer would fix it up, rinse and repeat.

Blogger Jose Miguel February 11, 2020 1:42 PM  

@31 Keith

Of the three large Spanish speaking Caribbean nations, Cuba was the most white Spanish, Puerto Rico the most native and Dominican republic the most African. Cuba was gorgeous and quite successful before Castro. Even as a colony it was a great place to be in the Spanish empire.

Castro drove out a lot of the pure Spanish and many castizos (mostly white) to America, so it is much less white Spanish than it was just seventy years ago. I know many Cubans where I'm at and they are as white as their American neighbors and hate socialism just as much, they're just culturally more like me and not American.

Blogger Up from the pond February 11, 2020 1:42 PM  

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Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey February 11, 2020 1:43 PM  

In Virginia the Left's gun grab is getting all the airplay and the ink, but there's a ton of things moving Richmond. None good.

One of them is the idea to do away with annual safety inspections altogether. The claim is that it's too hard and onerous for people anymore and who can afford it?

But at the same time, they are also seeking to raise the gasoline tax on us, too. So much for any concern about pocketbooks! A lot of what they have in mind is capricious and entirely based around Leftist bogeymen and hobbby horses. No logic to it. Such as their outraged hatred of vaping, but happy-happy love for marijuana. And they may be doing away with safety inspections, but not emissions. Who cares if Pedro's brakes fail and he wipes out your family? The important thing is Gaia!

Only one logical current is constant: if it's a vice, promote it. Just yesterday they voted to legalize fornication and moved forward on gambling and sports betting.

Blogger Jose Miguel February 11, 2020 1:47 PM  

This is also why exporting technology to other civilizations at the West's expense instead of letting them grow to a tech level that their society can maintain is stupid and inevitably fails.

For example, with Puerto Rico in shambles from the hurricane that took out their powergrid, the Dominican Republic got hit harder yet they are not having the same issues. Puerto Rico's infrastructure was built by Americans, the Dominican's by themselves. Puerto Rico has no chance of maintaining let alone repairing what the Americans built while the Dominicans sprang back from the hurricane almost immediately.

Blogger Joe Smith February 11, 2020 1:49 PM  

This makes me wonder what the heck they're going to do when they decide to reduce the racial disparity in arrests for murder. Hand out one-free-murder coupons or something, I suppose.

Blogger DannyDanger February 11, 2020 1:58 PM  

This reminds me of a news headline I came across yesterday where the CT police department under POC management is apparently using taxpayer dollars to institute a new policy where officers hand out syringes, crack pipes and burners upon request. Because smoking crack is a culture, not a problem.

Blogger RC February 11, 2020 2:14 PM  

AndyT,

You are a very Smart Boy, taking exception to nonessential details while missing the basic truth the story illustrates: Low IQ people cannot even maintain, let alone build, a first world civilization. If you want to keep nice things, they must go home. The end.

Blogger Terrific February 11, 2020 2:14 PM  

Once again, the prog-lefties incentive failure.

"I can't, mommy! I can't. I try but I CAAAAAN'T!"

"Well, come to mommy! Let mommy do it for you. Is mean ole' daddy forcing you to do something that makes you scared? Shame on daddy! You don't have to do it as long as mommy's here to take care of you!"

Are they stupid? Ignorant? Lacking in common sense?

Or evil?

Blogger Dole February 11, 2020 2:19 PM  

The strength of diversity strikes again.

Blogger Johnny February 11, 2020 2:23 PM  

I can't remember the name of the video, but it involved a Chinese company doing business in Africa. They had a need to use a road that had been built fifty years ago by a foreign occupier. In fifty years it had had no maintenance at all and was in bad shape.

The Chinese company was willing to accept the expense of patching the road up, and the video was about one of their people trying to get the work done while depending on the native talent. It was one thing after another. Workers that didn't work, put out maybe ten percent of ordinary effort. Constantly measuring the amount of fuel in the vehicles so it didn't get siphoned out. Trying to get gravel out of a gravel pit that would claim to have gravel when it didn't have gravel. And gravel pit workers who only worked when the gravel pit owner was around, and he wasn't around. And so it went.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 2:25 PM  

Rakshasa wrote:You think you are so much smarter than those brown guys, yet I bet you don't even know how to properly maintain a space ship.
Unlike those brown guys, I know that I don't know. Unlike those brown guys, I'm smart enough to learn things like rocket surgery or brain science.

Blogger Up from the pond February 11, 2020 2:44 PM  

"Someone was expecting semi-literate Afghans to understand the relationship between the signal generator and the antenna and not jump to the conclusion that the antenna itself possessed the necessary juju to shield one from attack."

Yes. More proof that there is a type of white person who can't grasp that other races think differently. "I understand basic mechanics and radio frequencies, so they do too."

This type never thinks to question his assumption that non-whites are merely less educated white people with a tan.

A political example of this is George W. Bush's speech as president about his pseudo-holy mission of spreading liberal democracy worldwide. According to Dubya's hive of speechwriters, every non-white has a white Republican inside of him yearning to come out and start a business and vote for the Republican Party, and this is why America must invade the world and also invite the world into America. We are all the same, and we all want the same things, Dubya asserted.

No, we are not the same. And we don't want the same things, unless that refers to consumer items like junk food, bling, and McMansions (with magic plumbing). But you will never get a Churchian to understand that, for obvious reasons. And you'll never get a sheltered white to understand it. Nor will you get Fellow Whites with tiny hats to understand it, because they are the principal pushers of this racial equality lie.

Blogger mc23 February 11, 2020 3:08 PM  

Will it cover wielding machine gun mounts in the back of your pickup?

Blogger JAU February 11, 2020 3:14 PM  

@53 You're thinking of "Empire of Dust."

Blogger Gospace February 11, 2020 3:24 PM  

Actually, eliminating annual safety inspections results in an increase in safety. If someone knows they're going to need new brake pads soon, and the inspection is in 3 months, they put off the replacement until just before the inspection. With no inspection laws in place, they replace the pads when they think they're worn out.

Seems paradoxical, that getting rid of annual safety inspections results in safer vehicles on the road, but it does. Overall. There are always some who'll let their vehicles go to crap....

Blogger VFM 3412 February 11, 2020 3:30 PM  

Course the newer cars you need to take wheels off and remove wheel well covers to even get access to the headlight assembly in question.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz February 11, 2020 3:31 PM  

Saudi Arabia?
Try India. A Hindu on an airfield? 65% of Suhoys grounded. The real professional Hindu mechanic eliminates more Indian Air Force than The Pakistan Air Force ever dreamed about.

Blogger tublecane February 11, 2020 3:32 PM  

Minneapolis is also the city that stopped enforcing public spitting ordinances on grounds of racial disparity in enforcement. Apparently they have a problem with racial disparity across the spectrum of lesser crimes, as well as violent crime.

I wonder why.

Blogger sammibandit February 11, 2020 3:33 PM  

When Alberta had an NDP government there was a program to have your lightbulbs changed by an Ontarian company. You couldn't do the job and claim later--it had to be this company who did the work. This program was designed to appeal to low income folks. One could also apply for a government clothes line. Yes, really we had government string. Higher income folks were offered rebates on windows and laundry machines. When similar programs are ran in seperate countries it looks like a globohomo protection game.

When figuring out how to change a low/high beam is as easy as Youtubing a tutorial TPTB cannot use the excuse that people don't have access. They're the ones needing access, not poor people. And they need access to one's assets even if it's depreciable like cars.

Blogger Lance E February 11, 2020 3:34 PM  

"financed by the nonprofit group MicroGrants, which partners with local organizations to promote economic self-sufficiency among lower income residents"

Any bets on who their donors are?

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz February 11, 2020 3:35 PM  

Nope, Cuba got more Russian. Sorry to say but a Russian in tayga can fix a Lexus after someone haxed off it's computer.

Blogger Karen took the Kids February 11, 2020 3:42 PM  

I've seen new Europeans on roundabouts.

Conclusion: Roundabouts are racist and must strive to make new Europeans feel more welcome by changing to straight roads on request.

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 11, 2020 3:46 PM  

@13 Prediction: this voucher program will spawn a rash of "broken" headlights where our vibrant friends will roll around with a disconnected headlight. They will then take said voucher, buy headlight, return headlight and pocket cash.

Wow. I am not nearly cynical enough to have thought of this myself, but I've heard enough about the kind of frauds perpetrated upon us by immigrants to recognize that, yeah, this is exactly where this kind of program is likely to end up.

Yay diversity!

Blogger Jose Miguel February 11, 2020 3:54 PM  

@64

Based on the numbers I've seen, only 1 Russian went to Cuba for every 20 Cubanos who left for the US alone, not counting Cuban migration to other nations when Castro rose.

Blogger Dr Caveman February 11, 2020 3:56 PM  

People who don't have the funds or the mindset to maintain their car shouldn't be on the road.

Which % of drivers with broken tail lights are also likely to have bald tires and worn out brake pads?

I'm betting most.

Blogger Iron Spartan February 11, 2020 3:57 PM  

Authorities have already all but declared that only whites are required to have insurance. Asking others for proof or fining them for not having it is racist.

Blogger Fargoth February 11, 2020 4:01 PM  

This is what happens when the right's reasoning faculies are tenderized by calvinism

Blogger bramley says "Enoch was right" February 11, 2020 4:01 PM  

"ease the rates of racial disparities in traffic stops", "officers will have the option of issuing drivers a voucher" - i predict racial disparities in the issuing of this optional voucher...

Get out of jail free cards for dumbos, the world is turning into Monopoly.

Juking the stats, sheeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiitt.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 4:22 PM  

"When you need to jack up a car, remove a tire and well liner to even access a bulb to change it, it might be a bit more than just a lack of an ability to maintain a vehicle. Vehicles haven't been engineered with where maintenance is expected to be performed by the average owner for a couple of decades."

Those vehicles don't have incandescant lamps. They have LED arrays. Typically 15 or more. LEDs rarely fail, and even if 1 does, there are 15 others.

Stop making excuses for lazy people.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 4:30 PM  

"
Yes, they could get a voucher. The reason that mostly it will be African immigrants is that 8 in 10 Somali descended people in Minnesota are living in poverty. While only 1 in 6 non-blacks are."

They've been here for over a decade. Given all of the racial preferences, and government handouts, There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for them to be "living in poverty." Especially how they've even made a racket of scamming the state and federal aid system to levels that Chicago blacks never dreamed of.

If they're still in poverty, then they need to be deported back to Somalia, where they can live in poverty where the weather is mild, and it's possible to live as hunter gatherers, rather than in freezing cold Minneapolis, where their primary activity is terrorizing university students.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl February 11, 2020 4:30 PM  

I live in a gated neighborhood of 63 houses. I guess you'd call it somewhere above middle class. In the 20 yrs I've lived here, we've had 3 black families. One couple passed away,one couple moved. Despite a pretty strict HOA, I guarantee you could pick the house belonging to that couple out by driving around the neighborhood.
It's all of the little things that just begin to add up-oil spots on the driveway, stuff outside that shouldnt be, clumps of non grass weeds, poorly mowed, dead limbs/leaves ignored, lack of upkeep or new paint, etc.
And this family makes more $$$ than a number of my neighbors and yet, their property is always the worst. Their cars are also always filthy and in need of maintenance.

Blogger awildgoose February 11, 2020 4:31 PM  

@53 & 57:

When China Met Africa also deals with Chinese attempting to build roads in Africa.

As for annual vehicle inspection, I am strongly against it. It creates more unnecessary state bureaucracy and perverse incentives for auto repair shops to find and overcharge for as many imagined faults as they possibly can.

My favorite is when the repair shop replaces your perfectly good windshield wipers for $50 or $75 because, "...they were streaky."

They don't care that you know the wiper set only costs $15 on Rock Auto, and they know that 99% of the people they do this to don't have the time or money to dispute the unneeded work. I'm not sure you could effectively dispute the situation, because your good wipers are now compromised from being tossed in their dumpster.

I would also cite this accident as evidence vehicle inspection is a waste of time and money:

https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/10/limousine_was_not_supposed_to.html

NY State supposedly has one of the tightest safety and emissions inspection regimes in the US. In reality, the fact the limo in the article above failed NY inspection did not keep that vehicle off the road. 20 people died as a result.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl February 11, 2020 4:34 PM  

It's Empire of Dust.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 4:36 PM  

"To be fair, the retards at Chevy made it so that you have to take off the entire front end to change a head light.

Making a 30 second job into a 1 and 1/2 hour job needing specialized tools and knowledge."

Such Vehicles have large arrays of LEDs, not incandescent bulbs. LEDs RARELY burn out, and if they do in such an application, it's like 1 out of 30 or 1 out of 60. NOBODY is going to notice, not the person behind the wheel, or even a cop looking for it, unless a careful inspection is performed.

Blogger Akulkis February 11, 2020 4:42 PM  

"You think you are so much smarter than those brown guys, yet I bet you don't even know how to properly maintain a space ship.

When you inspect the ablative heat shield I bet the only thought going through your head is 'that surface looks ok to me', and then you'll certify it for another flight."

Ablative heat shields, by definition, work by "burning off" to remove the heat. The ASSUMPTION is that it needs to be recoated after every use.

Don't try to play 'smart guy' with people who are smarter than you.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei February 11, 2020 4:56 PM  

@17 - Thanks for admitting that "immigrants or 1st generation people" are nothing but a burden who are at least a century behind culturally. It's a refreshing take from a equalist idiot.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 11, 2020 5:05 PM  

Obviously they're not getting enough sunlight. Perhaps a sunnier climate where they have more in common with their fellow man? Somalia, perhaps?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 11, 2020 5:07 PM  

awildgoose wrote:NY State supposedly has one of the tightest safety and emissions inspection regimes in the US. In reality, the fact the limo in the article above failed NY inspection did not keep that vehicle off the road. 20 people died as a result.
Responsible people who obey laws don't really need this kind of thing. The other kind of people cheat or bribe their way around this kind of thing. Either way, it's pointless.

Blogger Ska_Boss February 11, 2020 5:29 PM  

I keep giving the people of color (are they even a minority anymore?) I work with the benefit of the doubt, but I am continually surprised when they inadvertently reveal that they are incompetent in their fields in one way or another when they have been in their positions for well over a year or more.

Having a non-room-temperature IQ is a blessing and a curse, it allows you to see what others cannot but trying to explain things to them can be like bashing your head against a wall.

Blogger SciVo February 11, 2020 5:29 PM  

@Todd Bruno:

Ah, I see what you did there. Define American Culture as district from "white" or European Culture.

And it is. I'm half German and a quarter Finnish, but I am quite incapable of sustaining either nation's culture.

I jaywalk (looking right-left-right) and have never been in a sauna. I believe that gov't legitimacy flows from the People, and that fetishizing the Interagency is a deep affront to human dignity. And I have no particular animosity to Russia.

My race is "American".

Blogger Duke Norfolk February 11, 2020 5:30 PM  

Pratisara wrote:How do you say "Moral Hazard" in Somali?

I'm gonna bet that you can't. That there's no way they have the words to express such a concept.

Blogger Duke Norfolk February 11, 2020 5:39 PM  

Up from the pond wrote:Nor will you get Fellow Whites with tiny hats to understand it, because they are the principal pushers of this racial equality lie.

Oh, no, no, no. (((They))) know it. It's part of what they rely on to destroy our societies.

Blogger Duke Norfolk February 11, 2020 5:47 PM  

@73 "If they're still in poverty, then they need to be deported back to Somalia"

Ahem. You know where you erred here. ;-)

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 11, 2020 6:08 PM  

At the officer's discretion.
Meaning, if the driver is white, he gets a ticket.
Being a law abiding citizen at this point is a high form of cuckery.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( The Surprised Pig hadn't had any idea he tasted this good ) February 11, 2020 6:49 PM  

12. Akulkis February 11, 2020 11:40 AM
changing a headlight doesn't even require any tools, and more and more over the last 30 years, neither does changing a tail-light.



while this is normally true, it's not always so.

imagine my shock when i tried to change a headlight bulb in 6.7L F-350 ... and found out that the entire front grill assembly had to be pulled off in order to access the bulb. oh well, at least i didn't have pull the whole cab off.

it's kind of irrelevant how difficult a bulb is to change though, ANY 15 minute oil change place will be more than happy enough to do the job for you while they're installing a 50 cent filter.



17. AndyT February 11, 2020 11:51 AM
The immigrant or 1st generation people having these problems are lacking 100 years of accumulated automotive knowledge and history.


that's weird. i could have sworn there were cars and trucks and buses all over Kenya and Tanzania when i was there in the 90s.

17. AndyT February 11, 2020 11:51 AM
The article states the funds come from a non-profit, not tax payers.


who get their money from ... George Soros?


17. AndyT February 11, 2020 11:51 AM
The police are there for public safety, not to generate tickets and fines.


GUFFAW

okay, you got me.


Blogger A trite re-white February 11, 2020 7:02 PM  

It is getting so dark over there that lights are not required to work.

Blogger Goodnight February 11, 2020 7:03 PM  

Prediction: this voucher program will spawn a rash of "broken" headlights where our vibrant friends will roll around with a disconnected headlight. They will then take said voucher, buy headlight, return headlight and pocket cash.

As someone who's worked in local urban government for the last few years, I can tell you that that may be the point. Lots of these kinds of programs are specifically put together to funnel cash to some client or group. I'd be willing to bet either some local auto parts suppliers or local minority organizers (or both) had a lot of "input" on how this program will be implemented. And I'll also bet that a few years down the road there will be some scandal around a few people pulling in six figures off of this voucher program. Everybody involved knows the score. And there are dozens of such programs in every big city and state.

Blogger One Deplorable DT February 11, 2020 7:37 PM  

I think I've said this before, but...the area I grew up in has been literally trashed by immigrants. Illegal dumping is completely out of control. You can't go mountain biking or horseback riding without running into pile after pile of home and business trash in an area that used to be pristine.

Forget maintaining American civilization or even maintaining their cars. Our 'new Americans' can't find the city or county dump. These people will destroy the Sierra Nevada and Grand Canyon if they ever get the chance.

Blogger RedJack February 11, 2020 8:24 PM  

It took about 500 years for my ancestors to stop being the type of people Roman Mother's used to scare their children.

Talking with some Greek friends, they believe that all German/Finn/Danes are still barbarians.


As for corruption... Reading some Chesterton, you need to realize the idea of "no corruption" is a Protestant, English type of thing. Most cultures not only accept corruption they expect it and use it as an income stream. Government officials were paid a wage with the expectation they would use bribes to cover the gap. Connected people would be patrons to less advantaged people, and would demand services for that.

Mediterranean Europe was a bit of shock for my Midwestern ethics, and Brazil made me realize that what I viewed as "corruption" not even something to be aware of.

Both areas also made me appreciate sit down toilets and TP, though Europe was MUCH better on both.

Blogger DonReynolds February 11, 2020 8:41 PM  

Lemmie get this straight.
Under a program to "promote economic SELF SUFFICIENCY" the police are going to stop writing tickets when they find a car with burned out lights....instead, they are going to pass out vouchers to actually PAY for the repairs instead? Just where is the economic self sufficiency to have someone else pay to maintain your vehicle?

How many cars with dead headlights and tail lights are going to drive to Minneapolis for free repairs? under the guise of economic self-sufficiency?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 11, 2020 8:49 PM  

DonReynolds wrote:How many cars with dead headlights and tail lights are going to drive to Minneapolis for free repairs? under the guise of economic self-sufficiency?
This program will not be available outside the wrong parts of town, and you and I will never pass the skin tone test.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel February 11, 2020 9:29 PM  

@17

"The reason that mostly it will be African immigrants is that 8 in 10 Somali descended people in Minnesota are living in poverty. While only 1 in 6 non-blacks are. "

In other words, we have a dependent population that despite the magic dirt of Minneapolis, doesn't seem to have or be able to acquire the skills or habits necessary to become economically self-sufficient. But let's keep bringing them here, because we need more #FakeAmericans in Congress.

Two months ago, I was pulled over for a having a tail light out. The cop gave me a conditional warning. I had two options: replace the bulb myself and have a cop sign off that it was functioning or have it replaced at a service station licensed to perform the mechanical inspections required in my state. Failure to do so would cause the issuance of a citation and fine.

I didn't get any "voucher" and I don't understand how many poverty-stricken "immigrants" manage to buy cars, gas, pay for registration, insurance, parking and all the other ancillary expenses of vehicle ownership and operation but can't seem to pay twenty bucks for a tail light. I wonder how often they ignore their brakes until the calipers are digging into the rotors.

The "non-profit" in question brags that most of its grants go to "women of color" in their 30's or 40's. In other words, it discriminates and is evading the requirements in Treasury Regulation 1.5021(c)(3)(d)(ii)

(ii) An organization is not organized or operated exclusively for one or more of the purposes specified in subdivision (i) of this subparagraph unless it serves a public rather than a private interest. Thus, to meet the requirement of this subdivision, it is necessary for an organization to establish that it is not organized or operated for the benefit of private interests such as DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS, the creator or his family, shareholders of the organization, or persons controlled, directly or indirectly, by such private interests.





Blogger sammibandit February 11, 2020 9:35 PM  

@DonReynolds
It's not a lie. They're promoting self-sufficiency. It's not the end user meant to be self-sufficent, though. Properly calibrated this program will be a turn-key operation for whichever cosmopolitan clique is running the show. This is neoliberalism.

Snidley is correct about the end user. They won't complain about slush funds, city councillors having stock in auto repair, insurance setting the prices, etc.

Blogger Laconic February 11, 2020 9:41 PM  

How many minorities does it take to change a bulb?

Blogger Laconic February 11, 2020 9:42 PM  

Wait ,so will there be vouchers handed to the native peoples?

Blogger Aeroschmidt February 11, 2020 9:54 PM  

"Such Vehicles have large arrays of LEDs, not incandescent bulbs. LEDs RARELY burn out, and if they do in such an application, it's like 1 out of 30 or 1 out of 60. NOBODY is going to notice, not the person behind the wheel, or even a cop looking for it, unless a careful inspection is performed."

Telling people their own experiences didn't happen is a weird way to try to convince them.

Blogger rumpole5 February 11, 2020 10:25 PM  

The USA isn't a European civilization. For better or worse, Blacks have been a significant part of our overall culture for centuries. Their language, thought patterns, and behavior have shaped us and we are, as a result, noticeably different from what we would have been if they had been left in Africa. Blacks, are just part of the Ethnic load that the more productive, more European segment of the population has to carry in the USA.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey February 11, 2020 11:46 PM  

furor kek tonicus ( Iowa caucus results and Epstein, two things that got Clinton help to hang themselves ) wrote:imagine my shock when i tried to change a headlight bulb in 6.7L F-350 ... and found out that the entire front grill assembly had to be pulled off in order to access the bulb. oh well, at least i didn't have pull the whole cab off.



I have a Toyota like that. Much to my shock as well. If you follow the steps in the manual, you have to remove the front bumper. Step One: put it on the vehicle lift.

(I learned to do it without taking the bumper off, from videos on the Internet. But it's a giant pain in the butt because you have reach in and do it by awkward feel).

Blogger Rakshasa February 12, 2020 12:00 AM  

@78 - Akulkis
> "Ablative heat shields, by definition, work by "burning off" to remove the heat. The ASSUMPTION is that it needs to be recoated after every use."

> "Don't try to play 'smart guy' with people who are smarter than you."

The dragon capsule has a nominally ablative heat shield that can be used for up to 10 reentries from LEO or once for high velocity reentry from e.g. the moon.

Don't try to play 'smart guy' with people who... you know the rest.

Blogger JamesB.BKK February 12, 2020 3:26 AM  

Now if we can just get Microgrants to pay cops to voucher the ladies to check their oil once in a while we'd be making headway.

Blogger Rickaby007 February 12, 2020 4:09 AM  

>Being educated about how cars work, and having the money to do so, isn't an indicator of racial or genetic equality.

Replacing a basic component on a car requires no more "education" than knowing how to cook a basic meal -- it's a basic part of being a functional adult. An epidemic problem like this is indicative of very low average IQ (general area). Something is majorly wrong (intelligence) if that many people aren't doing essential maintenance (very affordable). Please stop ducking the painfully obvious truth.

Blogger JamesB.BKK February 12, 2020 4:19 AM  

Those people need to get better at evading cops when they know they're out of compliance and if unsuccessful paying a $250 lawyer to cop em a plea in traffic court. Or buy a bicycle. Price of playing it that way. Otherwise get a job, get to work on time every workday, and shut up. Light maintenance then becomes not a challenge. Microgrants and donors are leading these people down the prickly path, again.

Blogger JamesB.BKK February 12, 2020 4:43 AM  

Alfonzo Ruiz's Blinkers Beams n Bulbs or some such is maybe expecting an uptick in business? Wonder if he paid up front or is on the "pay-go."

Blogger JamesB.BKK February 12, 2020 5:22 AM  

We used to call that "woofagas" as in, "Gimme two dolla woofagas." That was a time before pump jockeys or rather petroleum transfer engineers were eliminated from our culture by so-called minimum wage laws. Pump jockies' minimum wage became zero in most parts.

Blogger LAZ February 12, 2020 8:54 AM  

I dont think it's just IQ because all the Mexicans around here manage to keep their stuff running. Inspection is another story, I've watched the inspector inspect 3 vehicles of Spanish speaking people to my 1 more than once.

Blogger Paul M February 12, 2020 10:04 AM  

Dos Voltz wrote:they'd rather buy a couple Rottweilers and put em on heavy chains in their back yard. Lots of $$$ for dog food apparently, but zero budget to maintain the home.

Reminds me of some loosely connected in-laws of mine that thankfully are no longer in-laws. Always broke. Five shit machines in the back garden, which was unusable because it was ankle-deep in dogshit. And the reason for that, of course, was the cheap dry dogfood, full of indigestible (to dogs) filler.

Meanwhile out in Central Australia the aboriginal children have eye disease, because the flies get into the dogshit and then go looking for moisture on people's eyeballs. It's just impossible to avoid them - nothing is as persistent as an Australian bush fly looking for moisture.

Blogger Boaty Bear February 12, 2020 11:25 AM  

None.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 12, 2020 12:11 PM  

The Pitchfork Rebel wrote:... I don't understand how many poverty-stricken "immigrants" manage to buy cars, gas, pay for registration, insurance, parking and all the other ancillary expenses of vehicle ownership and operation ...
What makes you think they're paying for any of that? Insurance? Registration? Dat be rayciss!

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel February 12, 2020 1:22 PM  

@111

What makes you think that I think they're paying for any of that? I thought I was rather obviously being cynical and sarcastic.

Blogger Storm Rhode February 12, 2020 3:08 PM  

Rickaby, have you replaced a headlight bulb recently? Sometimes you have to take the front bumper almost off and move some things around to wiggle the headlight assembly free to get to the bulb that needs changed. Many European people don't even know how to change a tire. I don't know if its single mothers or lazy dads or both, but fixing cars is becoming a lost art for many younger people.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 12, 2020 3:11 PM  

Cynical and sarcastic doesn't translate well to print, so I make these mistakes. We really need a sarcasm font.

Blogger MrNiceguy February 12, 2020 4:15 PM  

I'm sure he played a viral role in NAASA during the days of the Old Negro Space Program

Blogger Tim Gilley February 12, 2020 9:05 PM  

Honda Odyssey van is the same to change the headlight or bulb.

Blogger Taylor? February 12, 2020 9:40 PM  

Lived in Brazil for 2 years as a missionary, and I saw people walk out of their front door and throw bags of trash into the canal across the street. When it then proceeded to rain, the streets would flood a good 6 to 12 inches due to all the crap.

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