May 17, 2011

Best week of news ever

I know you come here to get my insights into the looming federal debt ceiling crisis, but ... I keep getting distracted. 

It was surprising when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced that they were separating after 25 years of marriage, but luckily Arnold has a back-up familia already in place. 
The LA Times, who broke the story last night, says Arnold had a relationship with a woman who worked for Arnold and Maria as a member of their household staff for 20 years. About 10 years ago they had a child, but the woman, who was also married at the time and whom the LA Times won’t name, kept working for the couple until this past January. 
[From the LA Times:]
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago with a longtime member of their household staff. ... 
In an interview Monday before Schwarzenegger issued his statement, the former staffer said another man — her then-husband — was the child’s father. ...  
She said she voluntarily left her position with the couple earlier this year after reaching a longstanding goal of working for them for two decades. “I wanted to achieve my 20 years, then I asked to retire,” she said, adding she received a severance payment and “left on good terms with them.” 
Schwarzenegger took financial responsibility for the child from the start and continued to provide support, according to a source.

Due to my awesome level of racism, I’m gonna assume this woman is Latin because it sounds like she was a maid. So if her husband was also Latin, he had to have a few questions. Like, why is our infant 4-feet tall with veins in his biceps?

Good question. I wonder why California's First Lady didn't ask it, either. (Actually, I would guess she had guessed, but like her in-law, Jackie Kennedy, Maria Shriver kept up a dignified front. That's old-fashioned classy. In the future, we'll probably see political wives going on the Maury Povich Show with their maids to find out the results of a DNA test in front of a studio audience.)

One of these days, I'll have to tell you the Maria Shriver-related story of the trick Arnold Schwarzenegger played on Sylvester Stallone one night in the mid 1980s that went on to derail Sly's career and make Arnold's.

T-Paw should leak some dirt on himself so I can remember who he is.

In other debt ceiling-related news, old iSteve philosophy phavorite Bernard Henri-Levy defends Dominique Strauss-Kahn, which, trust me, you owe it to yourself to read. Make sure to read it using an accent that's a cross between Pepe Le Pew and Daffy Duck.

43 comments:

Formerly.JP98 said...

Arnold would appear to stack up pretty well as a source of genes. Have no idea what his IQ might be, though.

Jokah Macpherson said...

"Arnold would appear to stack up pretty well as a source of genes."

I guess it depends on how high his "natural" testosterone levels are.

Chuck said...

it really is the best news week ever. matt yglesias. IMF leader. Ahhhhnold. Satoshi Kanozawa (sp?) offending everyone for saying what you, Steve, wrote about black women and testosterone several years ago. and now brother cornel west is snarking at brother obama over returned phone calls.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/the_obama_deception_why_cornel_west_went_ballistic_20110516/

Anonymous said...

So, what did Maria say to Arnold?

Hasta la vista, baby?

Dregs said...

I read the Beast piece by Bernard-Henri Levy, and I'm now convinced that it is impossible to read it in anything OTHER than a Pepi le Peu / Daffy Duck accent.

Anonymous said...

"Satoshi Kanozawa (sp?) offending everyone for saying what you, Steve, wrote about black women and testosterone several years ago."

Is that the moron who didn't know about the ACT?

anony-mouse said...

Doesn't anyone read wikipedia?

According to the 'early life' section of Arnold's entry, his father didn't think that Arnold was his real son. Hmmm

The entry states that he's 6'2" but I understand that people who have met him in person are surprised how short he is compared to what they expected.

And given his darker complexion, maybe his kid by a Latina could pass as Hispanic.

Dahlia said...

If you think you're happy with the news this week, imagine how overjoyed the New York Times must be.

Someone needs to send them some roses with a note: She's finally arrived; the one we have been waiting for.

Too bad about the perp being the most high profile socialist in the universe and all.

Not Latino said...

I can remember Arnold getting into trouble for saying that Latin women were "hot blooded". Perhaps he was letting us know back then

Anonymous said...

Talk about True Lies.

Anonymous said...

Steve, I hope you voted Tom McClintock for governor during the recall.

Camlost said...

Mestiza women are not cute. I've never seen a single cleaning lady worth a second look. They're short and squat with muffin tops, and pushing those weeny carts and strollers for miles a day (with 5 kids in tow) still doesn't seem to be having the right affect.

If Mestizo women looked like "Latin" women (Selma Hayek or Penelope Cruz) I would be in favor of mass immigration at taxpayer expense...

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4UQWY-5UKE

Wes said...

One of these days, I'll have to tell you the Maria Shriver-related story of the trick Arnold Schwarzenegger played on Sylvester Stallone one night in the mid 1980s that went on to derail Sly's career and make Arnold's.

Come on, you can't just throw that out there and leave us hanging.

Anonymous said...

OT

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhb36el0ejbdkvVPY1

Waiting for SuperHo.

helene edwards said...

Henri-Levi finds it unlikely that a maid would walk solo into the room of "one of the most closely watched figures on the planet." I don't think any American defense lawyer would make this argument. To think a Euro functionary, however highly placed, would draw the notoriety of Muhammad Ali or Mick Jagger is ludicrous. My guess is SK would get about the same amount of attention as David Brooks.

a woman said...

"The entry states that he's 6'2" but I understand that people who have met him in person are surprised how short he is compared to what they expected.

And given his darker complexion, maybe his kid by a Latina could pass as Hispanic."

I'd put Arnold at 5'10" or a tad less. I saw him from a distance of about 10 feet. He always makes sure to stand ram-rod straight which gives him the appearance of being taller.

What the heck do you mean by "his darker complexion"? Huh?

Arnold is sometimes tanned, but w/out the tan, he's no darker than light to medium in skin color.


Hmmmm. Are we talking about the same Arnold Schwarzenegger? We must be since there can't be two guys who look like that.

Personally, I've not yet met a woman that finds him attractive. That mouth and those teeth? Ugh.

Anonymous said...

That Bernard-Henri Levy link at the Daily Beast:

both the author photo, and byline, could literally be used verbatim by The Onion. No alteration necessary.

"Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of France's most famed philosophers, a journalist, and a bestselling writer. He is considered a founder of the New Philosophy movement and is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide, and international affairs. His most recent book, Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, discusses political and cultural affairs as an ongoing battle against the inhumane."

agnostic said...

I'm guessing she was from further south.

Arnold in Brazil

Anonymous said...

Wait.. why didn't the Kanazawa guy also get in hot water for saying black men are more attractive than non-black men?

I guess mentioning racial differences is okay as long as blacks are praised.

Btw, don't liberals say that mixed-race better are more attractive than single-race people? Isn't that interracist bigotry?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the bastard (child) will have a great relationship with the Kennedy clan. Especially Maria.

Too bad old Ted isn't around to toast with and slap Arnold on the back with an "atta boy, now you're a real Kennedy" ...

Or maybe they did just that ten years ago when conception occurred.

Anonymous said...

That link to Cornel West's Anguish.

David said...

>don't liberals say that mixed-race [people] are more attractive than single-race people? Isn't that interracist bigotry?<

They also say racial diversity is "our" greatest strength while saying hybrid vigor is "our" greatest strength.

Anything to get rid of whites.

AllanF said...

the trick Arnold Schwarzenegger played on Sylvester Stallone

Tango and Cash?

Anonymous said...

The entry states that he's 6'2" but I understand that people who have met him in person are surprised how short he is compared to what they expected.

6' 1" sounds about right. Here's a picture of him with former Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen who is 6' 5.5" (197 cm).

Not so Sly said...

the trick Arnold Schwarzenegger played on Sylvester Stallone

Brigitte Nielsen?

She was in Red Sonia with Arnold, so I'm guessing Arnold may have introduced her to Stallone after he stupped her.

Stallone's misinterpreted Arnold's intro and made the mistake of marrying the Amazonian hussy. I seem to recall a nasty break up that included humiliating Sly's dimunative manhood (she was probably 6" taller than him).

She squirted out kids with several men including an NFL player and was most recently a girlfriend of Flava.

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

Arnold's life child is with a white woman. It's not a "maid" as reports claim.

as said...

Personally, I've not yet met a woman that finds him attractive. That mouth and those teeth? Ugh.

I agree with this 100%. He's really weird looking.

as said...

Wait.. why didn't the Kanazawa guy also get in hot water for saying black men are more attractive than non-black men?

This is a point that is often made in the Sailer-sphere, I think by people who want to praise blacks, but it is completely false.

Non-black men are much much more attractive than black men.

I personally find very few black men attractive. I guess, they can be much more virile than men of other races, and perhaps this is what is being referred to? But handsome, and especially dreamy and beautiful? No way.

Whiskey said...

Somewhat OT, Beta Male Mitch (Daniels) had his wife Cheri leave him in 1993 after four daughters, to run off with her HS sweetheart. She then came back to him when Mitch Daniels aka Beta Male Mitch ... got $40 million from the Drug Company he was exec for.

Being a stupid Beta Male, he took her back. "Vote Beta Male Mitch! Not even his wife believes in him!"

He's also a big supporter of open borders, Soros Open Society, Affirmative Action, the Mexodus, and Hard Left judges (his appointee wrote the opinion that people in Indiana have no right to prevent unreasonable search and seizure -- that the Fourth Amendment is null and void and the police can search homes for no reason at all without a warrant).

Anonymous said...

So I guess this puts to rest the rumors that Arnold was impotent or sterile due to steroids.

"Arnold would appear to stack up pretty well as a source of genes. Have no idea what his IQ might be, though."

He's not dumb, that's for sure. He studied business and knew how to turn his rather limited acting abilities into some real money, then he married into money, and hung around with rich plutocrats like Warren Buffett, and finally got elected governor of California. I doubt he's a genius but he's certainly well above average in intelligence.

Dregs said...

Remember when Levy tried to play Tocqueville a few years ago?

Maybe he's grabbing this opportunity to play Zola, with Strauss-Kahn as his Dreyfus.

It really is true: first as tragedy, second as farce.

Anonymous said...

Levy defending Strauss Kahn.. amazing how those 'french' stick together,eh?

Anonymous said...

Arnold's life child is with a white woman. It's not a "maid" as reports claim.

Sorry to break to you -- she was the mestizo maid. Schwarznegger is a barbarian, so what did you expect? At least Mark Sanford was civilized enough to write love poetry to his Latin lover.

Anonymous said...

From the Cornel West article:
"As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He is just as human as I am, but that is his cultural formation. When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening. ... He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination."

James Kabala said...

"his appointee wrote the opinion that people in Indiana have no right to prevent unreasonable search and seizure -- that the Fourth Amendment is null and void and the police can search homes for no reason at all without a warrant"

Maybe I should look up the context (was race somehow involved?), but that does not seem like a traditional "hard left" opinion to me - quite the opposite. And why was a state judge ruling on the Fourth Amendment anyway? Even if we accept the incorporation theory, that would still be a matter for the federal courts. Of course, the Indiana Constitution likely has a similar provision.

Jack Aubrey said...

The pics of Arnold's housekeeper lover are here. Ugly as sin, as predicted, though with a nice pair of falsies certainly paid for with Arnie's money. Want some lipo to go with that? And maybe gift certificates to some healthier restaurants?

Hope she was prettier 14 years ago.

And the kid she's with? That is definitely Arnie's hair. No DNA test required.

Kylie said...

"This is a point that is often made in the Sailer-sphere, I think by people who want to praise blacks, but it is completely false.

Non-black men are much much more attractive than black men.

I personally find very few black men attractive. I guess, they can be much more virile than men of other races, and perhaps this is what is being referred to? But handsome, and especially dreamy and beautiful? No way."


Agreed. You said it better than I could have, thanks.

SF said...

So now we know it was the hispanic maid, and she was not exactly hot stuff. Next question: What is her immigration status?

Not so Sly said...

Re: Arnold schtupping his maid:

I understand why Maria was so pissed from experience.

No doubt, a guy like Arnold has had sexual congress with other women during the past 25yrs while married to Maria.

What really pissed off his wife was that he did it with the Hispanic maid.

I've seen this in a WASPy ex-girlfriend with SWPL pretensions. She didn't mind that I had boinked other women before except for one who she deemed too far below her class. Conversely, she wasn't so "judgemental" about the Ford model.

For a woman like Maria and my ex, the idea of the sex with other women is also a self-refection of their own worth. If a guy like Arnold is mounting the maid, what does that say about the sexual value of the woman of the house Maria.

James Kabala said...

Not So Sly: Isn't it more likely the fact that a child resulted?

Kylie said...

"At least Mark Sanford was civilized enough to write love poetry to his Latin lover."

No doubt Jenny Sanford takes great comfort in that.

Not so Sly said...

James Kabala said...
Not So Sly: Isn't it more likely the fact that a child resulted?


Yes, that is a key consideration. It makes the class insult to Maria all the more grave.

Still, many powerful politicians have had illegitimate children and the fall out has been all over the place: Strom Thurman, Jessie Jackson, and even the sainted JFK and Teddy Kennedy.