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R.I. BLM Threatens Sen. Whitehouse: Dump All-White Club or Face Constant Protests

R.I. BLM Threatens Sen. Whitehouse: Dump All-White Club or Face Constant Protests

“We’ll go to his club, we’ll go to his office, we’ll go to his home, wherever we need to go.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeY64XgJtd0

Rhode Island Black Lives Member Mark Fisher wants Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to remember that they will not forget his membership to an all-white country club.

It is not a white-only club, but Bailey’s Beach Club is an exclusive and private club with only white people. Whitehouse thinks it’s okay he’s a member since it’s a long tradition in his rich family.

Fisher said his ABC6 interview officially puts Whitehouse “on notice”:

“This is an issue that’s not going to go away and Senator Whitehouse needs to address it, he needs to take it on,” Mark Fisher, with BLM R.I., said.

Fisher with Black Lives Matter Rhode Island says he’s giving Whitehouse until next Friday to put out a statement disavowing Bailey’s Beach club, and announce his family has left the secretive club that has accusations against it of excluding minorities.

“If he thinks we’re just going to forget about it, if he thinks that it’s going to get swept under the rug; it’s not,” Fisher said.

Fisher says if he doesn’t get that statement from Senator Whitehouse by next Friday, he and other members of BLM will start protesting.

“We’ll go to his club, we’ll go to his office, we’ll go to his home,” Fisher said, “wherever we need to go.”

Whitehouse said he will not leave the club. He wants to work with bailey’s Beach Club to make it inclusive.

Fisher said it is not enough: “It doesn’t matter, you know what type of black people he brings in. This club is a proven racist club with exclusive ties to supremacy and exclusion, and that’s something that’s not going to be tolerated by me, by my associates, my affiliates or my organization.”

Whitehouse is one of the more, um, foul members of Congress. He’s also a huge conspiracy theorist.

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Nobody has ever brought forth any evidence the club in question has ever discriminated against or has a policy of excluding black people, it is in a state that is extremely close to 100% white and you aren’t owning a single lib by adopting their beliefs of white=evil.

Could we all just drop the all white bs? It is a club that exists in an almost all white state that happens to have not had black applicants. Continue to slam Sen. Whitehouse over this just adopts the leftist belief that it always has to be about race.

For all we know this is a very diverse club with Italians, Germans, Greeks, Poles, Russians, Britons, Spaniards, Chinese and Japanese people.

That said Sen. Whitehouse won’t suffer at all from this because BLM knows not to seriously hurt it’s friends.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Danny. | July 29, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Hmmm…. I say, where can I sign up for my shift in the protest. I’m all in!

    CommoChief in reply to Danny. | July 29, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Rhode Island has a pop of more than 1 million. It is roughly 75 or 80% ‘white’. It’s the second most densely populated State; people know each other.

    Are you telling me that with roughly 250K non white people to choose from that these clubs can’t find someone who would join?

    No outreach efforts? C’mon man it’s 2021 we had a black president already. Shoving the d/progressive beliefs straight up their behind when they refuse to live by the rules and policies they impose on the rest of us is not unfair or an attempt to own anyone.

    It’s simply they can lead by example for all their policies and proposals or sit down, STFU and resign from public life. Alternatively they can get their hypocrisy stuck where the sun don’t shine.

      Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | July 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Why the hell should they look for black members? Why should they reach out to anyone?

      Shoving the d/progressive beliefs straight up their behind when they refuse to live by the rules and policies they impose on the rest of us

      What the **** are you talking about? How could this club possibly have imposed any rules or policies on you? It’s a private club; it has no power to impose anything on anyone.

      Nor has anyone ever forced you to reach out and seek customers or employees of a particular color. There are no laws or regulations requiring such a thing. Companies that engage in “affirmative action” do so of their own volition. Nobody made them.

        CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | July 29, 2021 at 9:50 pm

        Political figures who choose to create and endorse particular policy ideas or make claims that America is racist, diversity is our strength, ECT should be held to the standards they endorse or wish to impose upon others in their own actions.

        Private clubs with all white membership were routinely condemned by d/progressive and their media allies when r held membership. The r offered the same tired excuses as Sen Whitehouse.

        Those excuses were not accepted then and r members were hounded about it until they resigned. Other r were made part of the story by asking these r what they ‘thought about their Sen/HoR r colleagues maintaining a membership in an all white club’.

        The d/progressives and their media allies set the tone and fully endorsed a strategy of ostracism back then. They can suck it up and take their medicine.

        Private organizations are absolutely free to maintain racially exclusive membership. That’s an important right; that of association.

        I and everyone else in the USA are free to use our freedom to speak up about this or anything else that strikes our fancy.

        Those who disagree with us, as apparently you do, are free to speak and relate your thoughts on the matter. It’s a free country.

          Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | July 29, 2021 at 11:36 pm

          Private clubs with all white membership were routinely condemned by d/progressive and their media allies when r held membership.

          Really? When? This idea that clubs whose members all happen to be white are therefore racist is very very recent. Nobody thought of it until a few years ago.

          The r offered the same tired excuses as Sen Whitehouse.

          What’s tired about his “excuse”? How is it even an excuse, which implies an offense? Are you claiming this club is actually racist?! If so, on what basis?

          Those excuses were not accepted then and r members were hounded about it until they resigned.

          Examples? Perhaps you are referring to actual racist clubs, which is an entirely different story.

          Private organizations are absolutely free to maintain racially exclusive membership. That’s an important right; that of association.

          Yes, they are, but someone who is offended by racism would not remain a member of such a club. But that’s not what’s happening here. There is no indication that this club is racist in any way, except by the new concept that “whiteness” is inherently racist. A concept that did not escape academia until very recently.

          henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 12:44 am

          Milhouse, you’ve got to be kidding me. Do you not recall very famous kerfuffles over country clubs that would not allows Jews (never mind blacks) to join, for decades? Never mind the “men only” clubs.

          For that matter, barely ten years ago, a country club in fergodsake Woke Massachusetts turned down the membership of the fershlugginer governor because he was a schwartzer.

          https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2018/09/11/in-crowd-country-clubs/

          Danny in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 4:40 am

          Milhouse already tackled the nonsense you spewed but I would just like to add in that your rant did not contain evidence the club in question discriminates at any point.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 10:28 am

          Milhouse,

          Here are two examples of membership policies at exclusive clubs which kicked off widespread media focus and controversy.

          Shoal Creek Country Club in 1990 whites only membership.

          Augusta National Country Club 2003 male only membership.

          In each case anyone who was a member or guest of a member was hounded by media. Any r politicians were asked about their positions regarding the policies. These events were widely reported. Lots of ink spilled about them.

          These examples created a chain reaction as other clubs nation wide were forced to confront hostile questions and bow to the pressure to broaden membership.

          Frankly that’s what makes the instance with Sen Whitehouse both baffling and outrageous. I believe most of us were under the impression that every exclusive club had modified their policies and conducted outreach to find members.

          For a prominent political figure to belong to or venture in as a ‘guest’ of their spouse, a club that is racially exclusive in 2021 shows an unbelievable amount of arrogance. IMO

          Finally it doesn’t matter whether the policy is de facto or de jure. The result is the issue.

          Wow. So you, @CommoChief, whom I enjoy and even admire, are actually arguing that a freaking beach club should be conducting race-based “outreach” to diversify its membership? Cue Twilight Zone music . . . .

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 11:23 am

          Fuzzy,

          Not exactly. I am proposing that this club and it’s membership be held to the same standards as at Shoal Creek and Augusta National.

          I didn’t create this universe of hectoring, judgement and ostracism when people stray from the media approved societal compact regarding outreach and diversity, equity and inclusion.

          The d/progressive created and with media ruthlessly enforced their ideology against r. They should have their transgressions against their own ideological rules stuck up their ass at every opportunity.

          I’m mostly a small l libertarian. I hate restrictions on liberty. However, the people who do the restricting and the folks who applied the restrictions absolutely must be forced to adhere to the restrictions.

          I have taken great delight in publicly opposing stupid ideas that restrain liberty. I was usually ignored until the day came that the assclown who insisted x was the new rule violated their own rule.

          I live for those days. I definitely said ‘I told you’. I made a very public stink if anyone tried to sweep it under the rug. I raised hell and the powers were put into the position of punishing the offender or revoking the rule.

          As you might imagine the leadership did not universally favor my actions and my career was impacted. Meh it was and is worth it.

          Thanks for clarifying, @CommoChief. 🙂 I think that we are in dangerous territory, however, in demanding that completely arbitrary (i.e. based on feelz) diversity requirements be met because that’s just how things are now . . . even though we don’t like it/predicted it/railed against it. I get where you are coming from, but I am not there.

          I will cheer BLM protesting/bullying Whitehouse, and I will argue that every single white anti-racist must immediately resign their position (no matter if they are Speaker of the House or head burger flipper) in compliance with their own radical anti-white agitation. What I will not do is actually embrace–or reluctantly accept–this completely artificial and cynical racist new normal. That, to my mind, is bending a knee. And I just won’t do it.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 12:13 pm

          Fuzzy,

          I would prefer that the current reality created by d/progressive and enforced by their media allies didn’t exist.

          Unfortunately it does exist. The only way to make those people reform their totalitarian ideology is to shank them with the ideology they created.

          If the d/progressive and their media allies wish to unconditionally surrender then that’s acceptable. If then it’s war to the knife, which is what they insisted upon, figuratively of course. 🤔

          So now I am confused. You don’t think that beach clubs should be forcefully or by their own impetus diversified? But you kind of do? But . . . .

          Newsflash: The reality to which you bend a knee is propagandistic and false. You make it real, the new normal, by acquiescing. Live with that.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 12:51 pm

          Fuzzy,

          Not at all. I don’t like that our political enemies have decided to make private clubs an issue. However they decided this was an acceptable weapon to use.

          I am certainly not going to refuse to make use of a weapon my enemies endorsed. That would be foolish.

          They chose this path despite some of us warning that the path would lead to a dangerous place.

          They forced all of into walking down this path, they dragged us along. So here we are. They must be forced to accept the consequences of their choice.

          So yes, I am happy to stab them with the same weapons they insisted upon despite our warnings.

          Why would it be preferable to unilaterally disarm? That simply allows our political enemies to bash us with weapons while we sit meekly and accept it as our due.

          henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 5:09 pm

          CommoChief and several others are simply arguing to employ Alinsky’s rule: make the enemy live up to their own rules. To do this, you must almost always argue to enforce a rule you don’t personally agree with, it’s the nature of the tactic.

          however I personally feel about segregated establishments (and I believe they clearly fall under our constitutional right of association for any establishment that is not a government establishment), Sheldon Whitehouse belongs to and represents a party that claims they are illegal, and furthermore claims that intent can be legally inferred by de facto membership statistics. Therefore, I say, burn the witch.

        I ‘upvoted’ you by accident.

        Re your statment “Nor has anyone ever forced you to reach out and seek customers or employees of a particular color”: Milhouse, you’re on another planet.

          The only thing you are required to do is not discriminate you are not obligated to look for an artificial quota of how many white vs non white people you have nor should you.

          Why you have adopted the most extreme far left ideology to own a lib nobody could understand but it is stupid and will come back to haunt us. You have no proof that the senator or his club hates black people and the nature of politics means if there was any it would have come out long ago.

          henrybowman in reply to TheFineReport.com. | July 30, 2021 at 5:10 pm

          “Why you have adopted the most extreme far left ideology to own a lib nobody could understand but it is stupid”

          Alinsky didn’t think so,

        audax in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2021 at 1:06 am

        Ya! All the “black” people I know are just sooooooo eager to improve their tans…..

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2021 at 11:45 pm

        “Why the hell should they look for black members?”

        Racial justice and equity, or so I am told, by guys like Sheldon Whitehouse.

      He’s a democrat. Racist to the core. They lost their slaves and want them back. The only outreach of the club is for janitors and waitstaff.

        Danny in reply to 4fun. | July 30, 2021 at 4:35 am

        Why should they have any outreach?

        I don’t mind clubs just being whoever is interested joins whoever isn’t oh well, that is how any club should work why do you have to obsess about race are you a SJW?

      Danny in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 4:27 am

      “Are you telling me that with roughly 250K non white people to choose from that these clubs can’t find someone who would join?”

      That is not, has not been, nor will it ever be how clubs work. The way clubs work is they set what they want to do and anyone who wants to join may join, they have no obligation to seek people out because you are offended they are too white. Not how it works nor should it be.

      If I started a bird watchers group and everyone who joined was Asian do I have an obligation to beg white people to join? How about if they are all Jews?

      How about you either produce evidence this club discriminates or excludes black people or just stop adopting the leftist ideology of all things have to do with race?

      By the way according to the United States government Rhode Island is less than 6% black.

        CommoChief in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 10:41 am

        Danny,

        You asked about an obligation; As an ordinary private citizen? Nope. As a political figure? Nope.

        That said for a political or public figure to belong to a racially exclusive club in 2021 borders on intentional stupidity.

        Political and public figures are in the public eye. Everything they say and do in their lives that touch on public policy questions is fair game and has been for a very long time, at least for r.

        Here is d/progressive Sen who frequents an apparently racially exclusive club. That’s the charge and the club hasn’t made public their policy documents or membership composition to dispute this.

        For Whitehouse to expect this storm to pass because he is a d/progressive is arrogant and condescending.

        For anyone to argue that we shouldn’t use every means to bring our political enemies to heel is foolish. They made not our colleagues. They are not our friends. They are the enemy.

        If my enemy hands me a knife and turns his back he should expect to have it buried to the hilt.

          AnAdultInDiapers in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 12:41 pm

          It’s not racially exclusive though. It’s racially homogeneous.

          The difference is important. Racial segregation is wrong but a group of people that happen to share a skin colour doesn’t make them segregated. It means they happen to share a skin colour.

          If your enemy hands you a knife and turns his back his friends should shoot you the moment you try and stab him, because you’re acting unreasonably and illegally.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 1:56 pm

          AAD,

          As to homogeneity and segregation you are preaching to the choir.

          As to a political fight that my political enemies began; they chose it not me. If they didn’t want to get hit they shouldn’t start the fight.

          Attempting to act under constraints is foolish. That’s why we lose. I would much prefer not to fight at all. When I find myself in a fight not of my own making then I fight with one goal; victory. Using every tool at my disposal.

          If you refuse to fight bullying you invite more bullying. That’s all this is. Our political enemies use these tactics to bully us then want to cry foul when we use the same tactics.

          Eff that. We can’t restore our Republic until we win. We can have all the morality and ethics we want to display at that point.

          Laying down and accepting defeat is for losers.

          Danny in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 3:13 pm

          “That said for a political or public figure to belong to a racially exclusive club in 2021 borders on intentional stupidity.”

          You are running into the problem you refuse to acknowledge the club is not racially exclusive. No evidence has ever been produced that it is and the fact that there are so many Democrats in Rhode Island who would absolutely love Sheldon Whitehouse’ senate seat and would pay through the nose for proof his club is racially exclusive makes that highly unlikely. If it was a racially exclusive club there would be evidence brought out by one of the thousands of Rhode Island Democrats who want to be a senator and have the money to pay for it.

          It isn’t racially exclusive it exists in a state with a black population around 5% (according to the United States government) and by coincidence black people aren’t interested in the club.

          The reason the storm will pass and why it should pass is I don’t want to live in a world where Ibram X Kendi’s standards and belief system is how we operate and the extreme nature of what your advocating (“any club that doesn’t have x percent of black people is racist no further evidence than results needed”) is first more extreme than even Joe Biden is right now, and second is disgusting.

          I am against CRT period and this is absolutely a hill I will die on.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 30, 2021 at 4:01 pm

          Danny,

          I didn’t make the allegations. I am reacting to the allegations. I am not under any burden to prove or disprove jack squat.

          In fact, under the universe that the d/progressive constructed, the person or club has the obligation to prove their innocence. This is the hard reality of politics, rules of procedure, evidentiary burdens and presumption of innocence don’t apply here.

          You say you don’t want to live in the universe of racial politics created by the d/progressive and enforced by their media allies. Fair enough. Me neither, but I am willing to fight back, are you?

          Your way has been tried and since we still live in this construct has not delivered us out of it. The passivity and refusal to fight with weapons used against us by our political enemies may be noble but it hasn’t worked.

          You are allowing your own sense of morality to be used as a restraint that impedes your ability to successfully fight back.

          By all means do what your conscience dictates but kindly move aside and allow me and others to do the same. My conscience is clear.

          Cowering under our beds, hoping this goes away, the usual limp wrist rino response, will not deliver victory. The only thing bullies understand, and our political enemies are bullies, is a forceful response. A response that is willing to utilize the bare knuckle, street brawling tactics they employ.

          If you can make all this stop with hugs and kisses why haven’t you done so before? Either lead, follow or get out of the way while the rest of get busy trying to actually win.

          Danny in reply to CommoChief. | July 31, 2021 at 1:49 am

          You are pushing the idea that his club is racist purely because by coincidence the people who joined it are white so yes you do have to prove it.

          If your going to make claim of “because this group is a group of white people this group is racist and excludes blacks” as you are doing in this thread YES you have to prove it.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 31, 2021 at 11:14 am

          Danny,

          Ok you say I must prove it. Now try making me do that. I refuse. I don’t have to and I reject your premise. You couldn’t make me even if you were willing to get your hands dirty in the attempt. You ain’t willing to fight dirty enough to defeat a d/progressive so why would you think you could defeat me?

          Further the construct of the racial universe surrounding private clubs was created more than 30 years ago. Why haven’t you and your virtuous cohort defeated the d/progressive and rolled back this issue?

          You weren’t motivated enough to defeat our political enemies in the past 30+ years on this issue yet you have energy to lecture those of us willing to stop pearl clutching and begin fighting to win?

          Ok you fix it. You sing hosannas and achieve victory. Get it done. Come back with your shield or upon it.

          Something tells me you won’t even try. Just like you didn’t try to stop the d/progressive using the club issue as weapon 30 years ago and counting.

          Please be sure to outline your plan and post follow up progress reports. Move out Soldier!

        henrybowman in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 5:12 pm

        “By the way according to the United States government Rhode Island is less than 6% black.”

        Frankly, the headline’s punchline hits in just the first two words. The very phrase “RI BLM” is a kneeslapper right there.

          kneeman in reply to henrybowman. | July 30, 2021 at 11:42 pm

          Karma would be for his wife to divorce him and gets to keep the shares in the private club that he signed over to her during the previous kerfluffle a few years ago so he could say he was no longer a member. Make it so.

        henrybowman in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 5:32 pm

        How this club works, as it turns out, is that people have to be RICH.
        Bailey’s membership comprises the Astors, and the Vanderbilts, and people like that.
        They’re not going to do outreach to welders and bus drivers regardless of color.
        They’re slumming just accepting Whitehouse.
        (Sorry, Whitehouse’s wife — he claims the membership is all hers.)
        Now Oprah… that would be an interesting application.

          Danny in reply to henrybowman. | July 31, 2021 at 1:46 am

          Discrimination based on wealth isn’t the same as discrimination based on race. Attack him as a snob if his club is economically exclusive, don’t advance CRT principles by adopting.

          Danny in reply to henrybowman. | July 31, 2021 at 1:53 am

          Attacking him as a snob has the added bonus of being backed by a lot more than his club memberships to, and you don’t have to sell out your principles to do it.

          I back attacking libs, I just am against selling out our values to (like being against CRT) to do it.

        Arminius in reply to Danny. | July 31, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        “That is not, has not been, nor will it ever be how clubs work. The way clubs work is they set what they want to do and anyone who wants to join may join, they have no obligation to seek people out because you are offended they are too white. Not how it works nor should it be.”

        Yes, well the leftist doctrine of affirmative consent is not how sex works, nor has been how sex works. But will be if the leftist American bar association gets its way,, at least for heterosexual sex since the left is at war with “heteronormativity” (the idea that heterosexuality is normal is homophobic and transphobic). What is affirmative consent? “No means no” is out the window. It isn’t enough that the woman didn’t tell the man no (and keep in mind this applies within marriage as well because there is such a thing as marital rape). It means only an affirmative yes means yes. And a man (it’s always the man in a heterosexual relationship that has to meet this high bar to avoid a rape conviction) must get affirmative, verbal permission (no body language allowed) from the woman, not just general permission to have sex, but at each stage in the “process.”

        Yes, the left wants to turn heterosexual sex into a legal process.

        So sex in there world would go like this:

        He: May I kiss you?
        She: Yes
        He: May I take your blouse off?
        She: Yes
        He: May I take your bra off?
        She: Yes
        He: May I remove your (insert specific item of clothing here)
        She: Yes
        He: May we have/May I perform (insert specific sexual act here)
        Yes:

        Think I’m nuts? Think I’m lying?

        https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/08/14/american-bar-association-tables-new-definition-consent-criminal-sex-assault-cases

        “Lawyers’ Group Disagrees on College Model of ‘Affirmative Consent’
        The American Bar Association wanted to change the definition of consent in criminal sexual assault cases that closely mirrors the definition used by college and universities — but criticism from due process advocates blocked the move.

        Many colleges and universities across the country have promoted the concept of “affirmative consent” on their campuses for several years now. These institutions openly encourage their students to receive a clearly articulated “yes” response, in words or actions, before proceeding with sexual activity.

        The American Bar Association, the influential group representing the legal profession, this week was due to vote on a resolution that would urge state governments and court systems to adopt the same definition of consent in criminal sexual assault cases.

        And here’s the really cheerful part:

        “Mark Schickman, chairman of the ABA’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, believed that passing the resolution would be easy. He had already agreed to postpone a vote on it earlier this year in order to hear the concerns of other ABA members. He had secured co-sponsorship of the resolution from the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, made up of criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, academics and others invested in criminal justice issues. The resolution drew praise from advocacy organizations for sexual assault survivors.”

        They tried this out in the petri dish of the American higher education system with drunken teenage hookups and since that “guilty until proven innocent” standard worked so well according to “advocacy organizations for sexual assault survivors” it’s time to bring it to society at large.

        Which is why I mentioned marital rape. How do you, the man in this relationship, prove you didn’t rape your wife if she claims she didn’t say yes at some point. Because she’s angry at you. Perhaps you should have two attorneys present in the bedroom as witnesses. Perhaps all sex should take place in special cells at the police station outfitted with audio equipment and a Correctional Emergency Response Team on stand-by (you know, the teams you’ve seen on shows like “Lockup: Raw” that force there way into prison cells to subdue disobedient and defiant prisoners). Maybe you should video it yourself, although I’m sure if you do that without “affirmative consent” (Honey, may I make a sex tape?) will simply be an additional criminal charge.

        Only a few troglodyte “Due Process Advocates” at the ABA stood in the way. Apparently it’s a minority view among members of the ABA that concepts such as due process and innocent until proven guilty aren’t archaic relics of a bygone era that belong in the trash heap of history. And Mark Shickman who was promoting this madness thought passing this resolution adopting affirmative consent would be easy. After all, he listened to the knuckle dragging Neanderthals, agreed to delay the vote a year, and then he expected them to take a big hearty bite out of the same s***sandwich that was on offer the year earlier.

        You’re living in a dream world if you think the enemies of due process and innocent until proven guilty are ever going to stop.

        And you’re living in a dream world if you think they’re going to stop here. If they can invade your bedroom like this, what makes your private association sacred? The Constitution? Bwahahaha!!

        In case you don’t notice that contains the principles of due process and innocent until proven guilty; the whole document belongs in the trash can of history.

        I suppose you’ve never heard of disparate impact? It’s a pure numbers game and was actual DoJ policy under Obama. Say 20% of your students at your school are black, but 50% of the students who are disciplined are black. Under the doctrine of disparate impact that is prima facie evidence of racism. You either have to discipline the white, hispanic, and Asian kids for minor infractions like being 2 minutes late for class or stop discipling the black students for felonies like punching teachers or you, my friends, are violating your black students’ civil rights.

        Too many black murderers on death row? Same thing. Racism.

        Actually as a judicial standard we’ve had the doctrine of disparate impact for years. Judges simply look at how many black, latino, and other “protected” categories of applicants took a police or firefighter test, and how many passed. Not enough means disparate impact. No matter how facially neutral the test may appear it’s still racist and the municipality must adjust the test

        https://legaldictionary.net/disparate-impact/

        “What is Disparate Impact
        Disparate impact concerns policies and procedures – in employment, housing, education, and other issues – which are not necessarily meant to be discriminatory, but which end up ultimately having an “adverse effect” on a particular class of people, based on such traits as their race, color, or religion. For example, disparate impact can be applied to employment requirements concerning height, weight, and education, as well as written tests or even interviews.

        In order for an individual to challenge a policy on the grounds of disparate impact, he must be able to prove that the practice has had a significantly adverse effect on a protected group. This proof is usually provided by statistical comparisons which, of course, can be challenged by the business or housing owner, or other organization (referred to as the “defendant”).

        The defendant may show that the practice was necessarily related to the job, and that it is consistent with the needs of the business. However, the plaintiff may still win the case if he can prove that the company did not pursue alternate practices that could have satisfied the company’s needs, without having a disparate impact on the group in question.”

        Guess what? There are always alternate practices. And leftist activist judges (raise your hand if you think such a being doesn’t exist) will entertain all of them until the municipality simply gives up and drops the standard entirely.

        https://nypost.com/2015/12/27/unfireable-female-firefighter-returns-to-the-fdny/#:~:text=Wendy%20Tapia%20Paul%20Martinka%20A%20woman%20who%20six,member.%20%E2%80%9CThe%20department%20does%C2%ADn%E2%80%99t%20want%20another%20black%20eye.%E2%80%9D

        “Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

        A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance — and this time, critics say, the fix is in.

        “She’ll graduate, no question,” said an FDNY member. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.”

        Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test.

        After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she couldn’t do it. She quit — never having worked a tour of duty.

        Now Tapia, 34, is getting yet another chance to join The Bravest. She’s among a group of emergency medical technicians promoted to probationary firefighters and set to start the 18-week training academy Monday.

        Tapia’s return comes as the FDNY has quietly eased its standards to ­admit more women.

        After paying $98 million to settle a federal lawsuit charging bias against ­minority applicants, the city is loath to face a gender-discrimination suit, sources say. Female firefighters number only 49 in the 10,500-member force.

        At the end of her last Fire Academy stint in 2013, Tapia blamed her failure to pass the running test on a foot injury.

        United Women Firefighters, a group of active and retired FDNY women, persuaded then-Commissioner Salvatore Cass­ano to let Tapia graduate — and pass the test later.

        She was assigned to ­Engine No. 316 in East Elm­hurst, Queens, but never worked a shift.”

        Standards are racisty and misogynist, you know, and reed of white, male supremacy.

        Oh, and Fuzzy (I love you to death) you only imagine your club has no black members because they don’t choose to join. I suppose you’ve never heard of unconscious bias.

        https://diversity.ucsf.edu/resources/unconscious-bias

        If women who never applied for a job at a seafood restaurant* because they heard that restaurant only hires men as servers can file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC and win then surely minority women you’ve never heard of can claim they never tried to join your gardening club because they heard your club discriminates against non-whites. And you’re guilty as charged because the new standard is guilty until proven innocent, and to be accused is to be guilty.

        The bottom line is I don’t believe you Danny, or you Fuzzy, have any idea what the left has planned for you. Or what you’re up against.

        *The fact that the restaurant never had such a policy and could prove it had hired women as servers in the past meant nothing to the apparatchiki adjudicating the complaint. I would provide a link but this comment is link heavy enough.

    lhw in reply to Danny. | July 29, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    The KKK did not have many black applicants either.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to lhw. | July 29, 2021 at 8:39 pm

      Well, probably they let more in than Sheldon Whitehouse’s club. Kick this racist senator to the curb!

      Danny in reply to lhw. | July 30, 2021 at 4:29 am

      Ok genius provide proof they discriminate or exclude black people or stop this god damned comparison to the KKK which is like saying “Oh no Jews they must be Nazis” knock off the adopting SJW values.

      Prove they discriminate

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 9:23 am

        OK genius – the point is THEY do not need proof to accuse their political opposition of heinous acts and intent. Their rules. Not ours. But you must hold them to THEIR standards. It does not matter if he or his club is actually racist. They are institutionally racist, you see, no matter what they do, as long as it’s convenient to lob the accusation, it cannot by definition be denied because he is white, and he must give into the demands of the accusers for atonement. That’s how it works now. THEIR rules. Make them live by them.

          You adopting their standards normalizes those standards as the moral and ethical framework of this country. We should be trying to kick Ibram X Kendi’s ideas out of the mainstream not adopting them.

          Adopt the lefts values as your own and you make those values further embedded into society and harder to take out of it.

          Watch the freedomtoons parody of Republicans; and ask yourself how am I different from the comedic idiot Republican being parodied in it.

          By the way your not owning this senator by adopting the most leftist ideology he wants the country to move left including Republicans.

          CommoChief in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | July 31, 2021 at 11:23 am

          Danny,

          Virtue has zero utility here. In WWI the Germans protested the use of tanks as ‘unchristian’. Nobody, even them, took that seriously. The Germans developed their own.

          In fact the Germans continued developing tanks and in WWII had far better tanks than the allies.

          What you would have us do is refuse to utilize tanks at all because they don’t meet your standards of virtue or morality. That’s a prescription for an endless series of defeat.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Danny. | July 29, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    “BLM knows not to seriously hurt it’s friends”

    You are making an assumption that BLM is smart enough not to bite, that is an incorrect assumption.

    They are really dumb shits, and they are drunk with power.

    It sounds like Whitehouse deserves this, maybe it will make Dems reconsider the nature of BLM?

    Didn’t this say it was BLM? So why are you dumping on people here that see Whitehouse as a pompous hypocrite who is not safe from being eaten by his own?

    Fascinating discussion here! I am of two minds about this. On the one hand, I am absolutely LOVING BLM coming for Whitehouse not just because it’s funny as hell but also because it was entirely predictable (in fact, I predicted this turn on these very pages not so long ago). I love to see the left eating its own, and while this will be stomped out because BLM is still not powerful enough to go it alone (i.e. without the support of the national Democrats, of whom Whitehouse is definitely a member–now THAT is a racist club to be sure), it’s a good sign that this is happening so quickly.

    Ultimately, BLM will turn on their lily white regressive masters and the whole thing will come crumbling down. National Democrats are cynically using these groups (and all their off-shoots) for political purposes and to grab power and control over the American people, but these people they have created are true believers. Turning on the white leftist elite was always going to happen. And yeah, I do enjoy watching it.

    On the other hand, however, I’m a bit confused by some of this discussion.

    There’s nothing at all wrong with “owning the libs,” Danny; in fact, it’s really quite a pleasant turn of events . . . one that regressives press as a tactic to fight the right by dismissing any criticism as a cynical “own the libs” ploy rather than rooted in very real ideological differences, so why are *you* using their language? No one here talks about “owning the libs,” just you, and it’s a leftist talking point. Are you an SJW?

    That said, some of the comments here do seem to suggest that their composers actually buy into this racist anti-racist BS. I’m all for using Alinsky against the left, holding them to their own standards in this case, but that is very different from actually claiming this club is racist without any evidence beyond their membership not including black people.

    My gardening group does not have any black members at all, not because they aren’t welcome. We love all gardeners and welcome them all with open arms, but to date, have no black members. Shrug. Who knows why black gardeners haven’t joined (it’s open to the public, not even a “private” club like Whitehouse’s)? But by the logic advanced by some in this thread, this makes my gardening group “racist,” which is ridiculous on its face. Just as ridiculous as claiming without evidence that this beach club is racist.

    My initial response on reading this thread was that everyone was just being ironic and hysterically funny. That RAAAACIST club is a RAAACIST pit of RAAACISTY RAAACISM. Hee! But Danny does kind of have a point that it seems in some cases that some people really do think that Whitehouse’s club is racist simply because there are no black members. That is AOC level crazy. So I’m going back to believing such comments are just satire and good old-fashioned humor rather than evidence of a right-leaning buy-in to the anti-American CRT-based neo-Marxist belief that everything is about race all the time always in all ways.

      Dathurtz in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 30, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      We keep trying to box London Prize Fight rules. They keep bringing a baseball bat and we keep leaving ours at home. When one of them takes a bat to another of them, I’m not gonna cry foyl.

      I love owning the libs I just don’t think this is an example of it, I think trying to make this stick means you have to try to force the absurd standard which I think we agree shouldn’t be applied to anything.

      I like the idea of Sheldon Whitehouse being protested by the group he loves, I will believe the BLM self hype about what it will do when it happens not when it is threatened because political groups make threats to their own side to drive them further left or right all the time.

      Ironically he is a member of a very racist club, one that tries to artificially keep Asians out of institutions and think White=Evil it just isn’t a beach club it is the National Democrats 🙂 and that is the club we should be focusing our fire on.

      In Rhode Island news there was a recent story here on backlash against CRT in Rhode Island which I think genuinely owns the libs, while this story I think owns ourselves.

      I hope your right about just being ironic/sarcastic I would much rather see I was being an idiot than think that our movement is starting to morph and adopt the most absurd of the lefts ideas. I fully agree on your gardening club by the way 🙂

        Again, Danny, you are the only one talking about “owning the libs.” This is truly your own fetish; no one here is saying this (or, if memory serves, ever has on any topic).

        You do get that this “owning the libs” thing was a light-hearted Twitter hashtag that the left then weaponized against any rightie who dared push back? Your use of a term that is not even used by actual conservatives or by those on the right (outside a Twitter hashtag) is puzzling. Why would you adopt their language to attack those of us on your own side? And do so in such a dismissive manner?

        It almost seems like you are saying that LI publishing this story or that Mary herself is trying to “own the libs.” You know that is crazy, right? This is a legitimate story (that I LOVE love love), and Mary is not a petty person or a stupid person or a spiteful person. All of which you appear to be implying both in your initial comment to this thread and in this one.

        I do kind of think you overreacted here, but I also think that there is some indication that some on the right are actually starting to see everything through race goggles . . . just as the radical Marxist left intends. That concerns me a great deal because it is antithetical to making America great again.

        Instead of fighting amongst ourselves, we should be figuring out what is happening and what comes next. While we are tilting at windmills (you great big “own the libs” loser! No, you’re a paid Marxist hack! Blah blah blah! Look, squirrel! ), the radical anti-American commie left is winning on every front.

        And also, thanks for your comment about my gardening club. 🙂 We would love to have one or many black members, but the fact is that blacks make up like 13% of the total U.S. population . . . and don’t seem to like gardening all that much. Shrug.

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 30, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      “Ultimately, BLM will turn on their lily white regressive masters and the whole thing will come crumbling down.”

      I dunno. You don’t piss off the guy who delivers your paychecks. All BLM’s conventional donations are funneled through ActBlue, meaning the DNC can twist off the spigot any time they need to.

      I, too, used to help run a “RAAAAAACIST” club, in Virginia, a state with no shortage of black folks. Problem was, it was a model rocket club. We openly and perennially solicited memberships. We would take anybody. But modeling apparently is a “white thing” — our sister model aircrafting clubs in the region were all much bigger than we, but no blacker. We’d travel to the national rocketry competition every August; it was typical from 1970-2000 to see either zero or one white (person/family) at the entire national event.

      And yes, we had deranged leftists complaining to us that we were a “segregated” organization. Invariably white leftists, which made it frustrating not to be able to respond with, “Here — fly a f*g rocket, sign this paper, write me a check, and welcome to the club.”

        LOL, Henry! Great comment. But you do know that the very fact that you like model rockets and that I like gardening makes us white supremacist racist Nazis who oppress “black and brown” stick figures (after all, they are black and / or brown, that’s it. The end. Nothing else. Unless they happen to also be poly-gendered non-binary blah-d-blahs). Having an interest or hobby is RAAAACIST. So shut up. 😛

      “My gardening group does not have any black members at all…”

      And if Whitehouse was a member I would instantly recognize your gardening group as racist. But you don’t so your group is not.

      See the difference?

henrybowman | July 29, 2021 at 7:18 pm

“It doesn’t matter, you know what type of black people he brings in. This club is a proven racist club with exclusive ties to supremacy and exclusion..”

Five will get you ten that Bailey can’t afford the initiation fee.

    Danny in reply to henrybowman. | July 30, 2021 at 4:31 am

    It is not proven racist unless you have adopted the Ibram X Kendi idea that the only way to explain anything is racism.

    AnAdultInDiapers in reply to henrybowman. | July 30, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Bailey might earn more if he had the wit to know when he’s contradicting himself.

    A club that accepts well connected privileged black people and rejects ordinary poor black people isn’t racist. It also rejects ordinary poor people of every other skin colour.

    It can be supremacist without being racist: It treats wealth as superior to poverty. It can be exclusionist without being racist: It excludes poor people.

    Five will get you ten that Bailey actually realises this but is trying to create racial division anyway.

He will ostentatiously resign but his wife will remain a member and he will retain full privileges.

Kind of like John Kerry’s multiple SUVs that were “owned by my family”

    Milhouse in reply to NYBruin. | July 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    So? What’s wrong with that? Why should his wife resign, even if he chooses to? What have you got against his wife?

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | July 29, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Because they are hypocrites and must be held to THEIR standards because they delight in destroying other people while believing and living none of it

        When has Whitehouse held anyone to this ridiculous standard, that was only invented the day before yesterday? And when has his wife ever done anything you object to? What do you even know about his wife?

          We know quite a bit about his wife. And we have the photos to prove it.

          Danny in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2021 at 4:33 am

          Thank you

          mailman in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2021 at 8:19 am

          Not quit sure who you are so prepared to die on this hill, other than because your a fucking arsehole. This IS about holding DEMOCRATS to the EXACT same standard they demand of Conservatives. But your pea brain cannot work that out.

          I really couldn’t give a rats flying fuck about Whitehouse but by god he absolutely should be held to the same standards the racist fucks on the left hold everyone else to.

          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2021 at 2:46 pm

          When he maintained his political affiliation with the members of the d/progressive party who do so.

          Guilt by association is a favorite tactic of the d/progressives. Why wouldn’t we use their tactics against them?

          In a perfect world we would have political figures who put the Nation and every Citizen ahead of petty partisan things. We don’t live in that reality.

          Politicians are, at best, amoral. Political adversaries seek victory over their political enemies.

          Attempting to import morality and ethics into politics is like attempting to impose chastity in a brothel; ineffective at best.

          If you don’t want to fight on these terms ok that’s fine. Could you kindly move out of the way so the rest of can? Maybe then spend at least this much energy attacking our common political enemies instead of allies?

      I have something against his wife. The b—ch owes me 20 dollars. When’s she gonna pay??

      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

      It’s like G. Gordon Liddy’s statement about what happened to his guns when he was convicted of a felony and couldn’t own them anymore: “I don’t own any guns. My wife, though, owns a hell of a lot of guns, and some of them are on my side of the bed.”

        Danny in reply to henrybowman. | July 30, 2021 at 4:32 am

        You still haven’t nor has anyone else proven his club is racist in any way you have proven you are dumb enough to adopt Ibram X Kendi’s arguments.

        Are you supporting Jenner over Elder by the way?

          henrybowman in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 6:06 pm

          I don’t have to PROVE anything.
          Democrats claim that just the club’s membership alone “proves” it’s racist.
          That’s their standard.
          Whitehouse isn’t just a Democrat, he’s a PARTY LEADER.
          He should live up to his party’s standards or resign.

Dolce Far Niente | July 29, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Rather than attempt to address the fundamental problems in the black “community” such as fatherlessness which leads to poverty, illiteracy and eventual incarceration, BLM “activists” will work furiously at proving somebody’s club membership is the big issue.

Which of course will perpetuate the need for BLM activists, since American blacks will continue to believe their failures in life are somebody else fault, forever.

With a name like “Whitehouse” he belongs to a whites only club and his family has been associated with whites only stuff for generations and he pretends he supports BLM, antifa, equity, affirmative action, reparations, etc. I’ll bet he’s not the only democrat who’s pretending.

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, sic em BLM, make that racist pay.

Pass the buttered 🍿🍿🍿, what a joy watching the hypocrites on the left eat themselves!
Poor Sheldon, he may have to live with lying d*ck ‘Vietnam’ Blumenthal

I would not raise a hand in his defense if “they” were about to behead him.

BLM is SO stupid but they are criminally stupid and they are a subsidized criminal syndicate.

It would be handy if “they” were to visit Fauxcahonta’s multimillion dollar mansion, in Cambridge, as well.

It reminds me of the old Proverb:
“Verily, they shall become so righteous that they shall eat their own, and it shall be hilarious to watch.”

I can’t think of a more worthy BLM target than Whitehouse!

Whitehouse can relax. BLM/Antifa are the American Communists’ Brownshirt army. It is Fisher’s responsibility to obey Whitehouse, and not the other way around.

Imagine what would have happened if in the 1930s some lowly Brownshirt had challenged Schicklgruber or one of the Nazi satraps like Fisher did to Whitehouse. Anyone doubt that the impertinent whippersnapper would have been, er, made to see the error of his ways?

    One brownshirt (SA) did challenge Hitler. His name was Ernst Rohm. Look up 1934’s Night of the Long Knives. It did not end well for Rohm and his associates. Bu you’re assuming they will listen to the politicians. The politicians suck up to BLM to gain political support. The bend with the wind. Ask Nancy Pelosi how it’s working out with the squad on her side.

      Rohm was a very powerful Nazi, someone who potentially had the popularity and the manpower to successfully topple Schicklgruber. By contrast Fisher is a pipsqueak and a nobody.

      If Fisher is lucky the media will ignore him. If he becomes too big a pest the full weight of the law will come down on him – with the approval of BLM.

Whitehouse can go to Hell as far as I’m concerned. I have no interest in defending him. I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire. If he were to walk under a bus I’d cheer. But it so happens that he’s in the right on this one. It’s like when Boxer got mugged; it couldn’t happen to a nicer person (well, OK, it could), but the mugging was still wrong.

The fact is that there is no reason to suppose the club is racist in any way at all, and there’s no reason in the world why Whitehouse shouldn’t be a member, if they’re willing to lower their standards enough to admit him.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | July 29, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    “Whitehouse can go to Hell as far as I’m concerned. I have no interest in defending him. I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire.”

    And yet, my dear friend, you do. Hold yourself and your friends to your standards. Hold them to theirs. Do not give them a free pass. Let him eat the turd sandwich he made. He would make you eat it while he delights on a gourmet Turkey club.

    Do not give him a pass.

      Again, please provide an example of him ever endorsing this idea, that if a club’s members happen to all be of one color, that’s racist and it’s wrong to belong to it. I have never heard of him doing that. He’s a lowlife and has taken many wrong positions, but that doesn’t prove he’s taken any specific wrong position.

    Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | July 29, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    No, Whitehouse is not right on this. I just looked into R.I. law. There is no such thing as a private beach in R.I. The public has the right to access all beaches in the state. In fact, private property owners in R.I. can be forced to provide public access from public roads and other public property to those beaches via public access easements even across their private property. Yet look what Whitehouse’s beach club looks like.

    https://seenewportri.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/28349181555_a554b15934_b.jpg

    Sure looks like Whitehouse believes in fences for me but not for the when he and his leftist cronies call conservatives racists for wanting to build a border wall. Bailey’s Beach Club is more fortified than private ranch property in South Texas,

    Moreover, the whole impetus for seizing that stretch of beach and fortifying was elitism, pure and simple.

    https://seenewportri.com/newport/baileys-beach/

    “…founded in the 1890s after new trolley lines gave mill workers from Fall River ready access to Easton’s beaches, a wide expanse closer to downtown Newport that the well-to-do had claimed as their own (note: current R.I. law stipulates that no one can claim any stretch of law as their own). Not wishing to associate with people who took their lunches in buckets, high society relocated several miles to Sprouting Rock, smaller and often seaweedy but safely beyond the reach of trolleys.”

    This is clearly an example of leftist privilege. I’ve seen it before in Kali. If you’re on the board of the Kali Coastal Commission you can develop your beachfront property as you see fit and deny public access to public beaches via trails, walkways, etc. across your property.

    If you’re not part of the in crowd, the CCC will dictate how they will dictate how you may develop your property, deny your ability to fence off your property (you know, like the fence protecting Whitehouse’s illegal private beach), and require you to allow the public to trample all over your private property willy nilly.

    In other words, like the Dems are currently treating landlords with their eviction moratoriums. The Dems, and the CCC routinely takes private property and turns it into public property. I know a few people who bought beach front property with the hope of building their retirement homes on it. But the CCC imposed rules on them that rendered them useless. And therefore unsaleable. Nobody will buy property if it can’t be used.

    Whitehouse could convert that beach into a more “inclusive” beach by simply allowing public access across any private property Bailey’s Beach owns on the landward side of the fence. It’s just that the elitists don’t want to associate with certain people. Just like they didn’t want to associate with “those people” back in the 1890s.

    In the meantime someone needs to inform R.I. BLM that the law states they have access to that beach at least to the high tide mark. Sometimes beyond the high tide mark; they law on that isn’t clear. They should rent some boats and really make Whitehouse and his racist cronies uncomfortable..

    Just the sight of that “racist” fence puts me on #BLM’s side. I’d love to see Whitehouse’s private club even try to sic the law on the BLM beach-crashers for trespassing.

      henrybowman in reply to Arminius. | July 30, 2021 at 6:15 pm

      But they would sure try.

      Bailey’s staff sicced the cops on three high-school students operating a hot dog stand at the entrance to the public “Rejects Beach” adjacent to them, which has no food facilities.

      “Rejects Beach.” I’m sure the history behind that name is enlightening!

        Arminius in reply to henrybowman. | July 30, 2021 at 9:58 pm

        It’s the northeast end of Sprouting Rock Beach. That part is open to the public. But the public isn’t allowed on the rest of Sprouting Rock, or Bailey’s, Beach. The Sprouting Rock Beach Association – known colloquially as Bailey’s Beach Club – claims the rest of the beach is private. Which is illegal.

        I’m not from R.I., but my dad was from Providence. I still have cousins there. And I spent a bit of time in Newport because that’s where the Naval War College is located. So I’ve got a passing familiarity with the issue. As I understand it Rejects Beach or Reject’s Beach or Rejects’ Beach (I’ve seen it all different ways) is called that because the people who go there aren’t good enough for the Bailey’s Beach Club.

        I linked to your article, Mr. Bowman. I found this very interesting:

        “’On Friday, it was Bailey’s Beach who was calling and complaining. A gentleman came out and identified himself as Chris Gleason — I believe that was his name — and I could not believe the things he was saying. He said people at Rejects are ruining Bailey’s for the members — he says Bailey’s owns all of this land,’ said Farley’s father Michael.”

        According to R.I. state law, they don’t. All beaches are public at least up to the high tide mark. This, to clarify my position, is my real issue. I don’t care about how white the membership of Whitehouse’s private beach club may be. If it’s on private property they can do what they want. But I’ve come across various sources that refer to Bailey’s Beach Club as a private club and beach. The latter part, once more for emphasis, is illegal.

        This reminds me of a dustup in San Francisco back in the 1980s. The Olympic Athletic and Social Club is even older than the Bailey’s Beach Club. Among it’s other facilities it owns 3 golf courses south of San Francisco; Lake, Ocean, and the Cliffs. At the time it was closed to women and women were doing everything to pressure the Olympic club to open its membership to women, such as pressuring the PGA not to hold tournaments on the Olympic Club’s courses. That didn’t work. Finally the city determined that one hole on one of the courses was actually on city land, while two holes on another course were also on city land. Therefore the city sued the Olympic Club for violating the city’s non-discrimination laws. They charged the Olympic Club with discriminating against women and minorities.

        We’re only talking about 3 holes. The club was exclusive; exclusively wealthy. They had enough money to buy land so the courses would be entirely on private property. But they chose to give in to the city’s demands and allow women.

        Apparently they didn’t discriminate against minority men; the city was just blowing smoke and dropped that charge as soon as they knuckled under on the women membership part.

        I don’t care about the club’s membership. But if the club is appropriating public land that s*** needs to stop.

the only dark thing sheldon likes is the dark money propping up his campaign coffers

    I still think this guy could star in a remake of “Airplane!”.

    Danny in reply to buck61. | July 30, 2021 at 4:44 am

    Do you have any proof he hates black people or is this more rhetoric?

      buck61 in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 11:18 am

      This Club has been an issue with Whitehouse going back as far as 2006 and he never followed through on his commitment from then, some 15 years have passed and the issue still lingers.
      From a previous LI story
      GoLocalProv.com News Editor Kate Nagle finally caught up with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to ask him about his family’s membership in the exclusive and all-white Bailey’s Beach Club.

      In 2006, when Whitehouse ran for the United States Senate, he reportedly promised to quit his memberships in Bailey’s, as well as the all-male, all-white Bellevue Avenue Reading Room.

      However, eleven years later, a GoLocal investigation has uncovered that Whitehouse has consolidated his ownership with his wife in Bailey’s, one of America’s oldest and most exclusive beach clubs.
      https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/08/ri-senate-race-could-be-the-big-surprise-of-2018/

        Danny in reply to buck61. | July 30, 2021 at 4:20 pm

        There is nothing in that article about race being a basis of exclusion from that club however.

        With all the lines of attack we have on that man why would you want to pick one where he is 100% in the right and would dictate labelling most people as racist (which in turn means you need all of that Democrat Diversity BS) and mean giving up our opposition to CRT?

          henrybowman in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 6:22 pm

          For the very same reason that I would attack Democratic CA state senator and gun-control crusader Leland Yee for trafficking in illegal automatic weapons smuggled in from Russia-Russia-Russia.

          And it’s definitely not because I think that automatic weapons should be illegal, but because it was the policy of his party and himself that they be.

      Arminius in reply to Danny. | July 30, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      Having grown up in the San Franciso Bay Area I can tell you that Kelly Osbourne expressed the standard liberal view of Latinos on this clip from The View.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qukPLN1kFws

      “Kelly Osbourne ask Donald Trump who would clean your toilets if Latinos leave. ouch.”

      You have to be effin’ rich to live in the affluent sections of the East Bay. Places like Berkeley, home of UC Berkeley. The professors are over 94% leftist, and while they talk about things like “White Privilege” it never crosses their minds that if they actually believed that BS they would give up their six figure sinecures and let some BIPOC person have them in their places.

      But they will never do that. During the first decade of the 21st century I recall watching them go to their coffee shops in their Porsches and Benzes with their “I’m afraid of George Bush.” And talk about how Bush was “literally Hitler.” Every Republican President is always literally Hitler.

      I’m pointing this out because we’re not talking about smart people here. People who live in actual dictatorships don’t drive $100k German cars, no. one. And they don’t insult the dictator. Basically, by putting those bumper stickers on their cars they were demonstrating that they were not in fact afraid of GWB. And that they knew he wasn’t Hitler.

      And when they thought of HIspanics they, not Republicans, not Donald Trump, simply assume like Kelly Osbourne that all Latinos are illegal aliens. And all Latinos were like the only Latinos they knew. Their domestics and landscapers. And when I say they, I don’t mean college professors anymore, but everyone in their social orbit.

      I can’t count the times I’ve heard leftists express the same casual racism as Kelly Osbourne. She is this self-unaware because everyone in her social orbit talk the same way.

      When it comes to blacks, and what leftists think are black issues, the top three that pop into their heads these days are more welfare benefits, affirmative action, and teaching critical race theory. Because, duh! All blacks are on welfare. No black person can achieve anything on their own. That’s why leftists hate Clarence Thomas; he thinks he achieved his accomplishments on his own. When if he was authentically black he’d be a leftist beholden to the left who gifted him with his accomplishments.

      But leftists don’t even believe their own woke words. They know their behavior doesn’t matter. All they need to do to convince their inferiors that they’re on their side is say the right things. Give them more government cheese. Then retreat to exclusive clubs and cocktail parties.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ_45S2hFLs&t=19s

      “Joe Biden: Poor kids are just as smart as White kids”

      Gee, I guess all black and brown kids are poor. But, but, they’re just as smart as white kids. All of whom are from affluent families.

      https://nypost.com/2012/09/03/bill-clinton-made-insensitive-race-jab-about-obama-in-2008/

      “Only days before he will nominate Barack Obama for re-election, a new report claims that in 2008, former President Bill Clinton said of him: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

      Clinton allegedly made the racially insensitive remark to Sen. Ted Kennedy as he tried to convince the liberal lion to endorse his wife, Hillary, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, according to The New Yorker.

      Kennedy endorsed Obama.

      The author of the article, Ryan Lizza, said he he heard about the comment from legendary NBC newsman Tim Russert, who died in 2008.

      The reported comment was similar to one attributed to Clinton in a 2010 book.

      “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Clinton is quoted as saying in “Game Change,” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin…”

      I can’t find the official WH photo of a luncheon Kamala Harris hosted. I believe it was to celebrate Juneteenth. All the guests are white women. All the servants are black.

      It never occurred to Kamala Harris or anyone at the WH that the pic said something about them. And what it said wasn’t good. Even top black democrats only want to associate with blacks only as long as it takes to get to the top. Barack Obama? He may brag about being from the southside of Chicago (he isn’t; he’s from Hawaii where he went to the most exclusive prep school on Oahu) and being a community organizer. But as soon as he became President he vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard. And that’s where he just bought a $15M estate.

      Who do you think lives there? The only black and brown people are, once again, domestics and landscapers.

      Maxine Waters may represent Compton. But her multi-million dollar mansion ain’t in Compton.

      Whitehouse’s actions speak volumes. He may not have let the mask slip and committed a Bidenism, but he doesn’t need to in order to demonstrate what he thinks.

        Danny in reply to Arminius. | August 1, 2021 at 2:23 am

        You certainly produced evidence Kelly Osbourne is bigoted towards Latinos.

        The Joe Biden clip you produced was just Joe Biden attempting to stir up racial resentments (something he has actually succeeded at) so while it shows he is bigoted it isn’t the way you think (he has had the DOJ attack Asians seeking to end anti-Asian discrimination showing he knows race doesn’t equate to poverty). The statement was geared towards poor minorities who yes very often do think all whites are rich and was way for him to tell them whites are responsible for your problems.

        The NYPost should be commended for sourcing transparency. Unfortunately they got it from a source who wasn’t there who had to have learned the information during a brutal primary campaign when people from Ted Kennedy’s office wanted to destroy Bill Clinton. Again love the transparency it is what you expect from a real newspaper; but the transparency does give good reason to think the Clinton comment never happened.

        Kamala Harris of course doesn’t take June Nineteenth seriously it isn’t a real holiday, it isn’t a historically important date and the purpose of making it a holiday for federal workers was according to Obama to encourage further racial resentment. Her not taking it seriously and just seeing the people she would have seen anyway is if anything a point in her favor.

        I 100% agree with most of what you had to say there; Trump wasn’t a dictator of any kind the left wields all the power in this country making their lies all the more egregious.

        The problem is you have nowhere produced proof that Sheldon Whitehouse hates black people.

      CommoChief in reply to Danny. | July 31, 2021 at 11:36 am

      Proof? He is a d/progressive. That’s the proof.

I live near Wheldon Shitehouse, You can go door-to-door in our neighborhood and not find a single person who voted for him. It’s the people who are threatening him who put him into office. He hasn’t changed or suddenly joined this beach club. They just vote for whichever candidate has a (D) after his name. And whether he resigns from the beach club or not, they’ll re-elect him.

    DSHornet in reply to elliesmom. | July 30, 2021 at 9:26 am

    So they didn’t have a problem with his personal business when they wanted to elect him? In other words, they were for him until they were against him. This whole situation gets more amusing by the day.
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      henrybowman in reply to DSHornet. | July 30, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      “They jus’ voted for him because he D.”
      They didn’t have to know anything about him other than the fact that “he D.”
      Even if they didn’t like him, they were sure “that R guy worse.”
      I’ve lived with uninformed, low-information voters firsthand.
      Even when such a voter “votes on the issues,” all that means is that he votes for the promises the candidate himself writes on his postcard, or spews on TV.
      “America needs a blah blah blah.” “My opponent wants to blah blah blah.”
      The nerve of that other guy! I like this guy! Plus he has a D, so I trust him!
      Promise the rubes ambiguous “hope” and nebulous “change,” and hear the little bell go ding-ding-ding.

Only if and when the Black Caucus disbands.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 30, 2021 at 8:44 am

I don’t know if the Congressional Black Caucus currently allows whites to join or not. But I do know that it was formed exclusively for blacks, and for most of its existence only blacks were allowed to be members.

If the CBC still explicitly excludes whites, will BLM demand they allow whites to join? If not, why not?

texansamurai | July 30, 2021 at 9:02 am

believe whitehouse to be an idiot–no question–however, he is an american citizen and believe blm is clearly in the wrong–none of their business which private club he happens to have membership–irrelevant–his choice, not theirs–they want to play their racist game with all the “protests”, harrassment, provocations, violence until they get what they want?–screw them one and all

    henrybowman in reply to texansamurai. | July 30, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    But this is a chance to screw Whitehouse, BLM, and the D party, all at the same time.
    As Democrats like Rahm Emanuel and Alinsky instruct, we just can’t let a “crisis” like this go to waste.
    Which, by the way, is exactly what we criticize the GOPe for doing.

Remember the democrats (Jackson and Van Buren) abandoned ‘all men are created equal” in the 1828 presidential race. The Democrat party is the oldest white supremist organization in the US. They still support slavery (human trafficking) today, see southern border and sanctuary cities.

We should not tolerate the threats from racist BLM. The idea that BLM will dictate to the country is offensive. BLM can shove it.

    henrybowman in reply to rebar. | August 1, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    But when they’re beating up on a Democrat, nothing says we can’t look the other way and saunter by. Maybe even accidentally drop our pocket knife on the way by the scuffle.

‘twould take a heart of stone not to laugh at Whitehouse’s dilemma…..”

First time I’ve ever supported BLM. Whitehouse is bad even for a Dem.

    henrybowman in reply to FOAF. | July 30, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    RI politicians have always been junior league. The Chaffee dynasty — Rhode Island’s unique brand of “Republican” governors and US senators — have the dubious distinction of perennially filing federal bills to outright ban the ownership, sale, and manufacture of all handguns, and to confiscate all those in private hands. Wow, who needs Democrats? But wait — RI has Democrats!

To paraphase Groucho Marx: I would not want to be a member of any club that would have a weirdo like Sheldon Whitehouse as a member.

Whitehouse? Even his surname is racist!

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