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NYT: Brat’s Theory of Protestant Work Ethic Has a “Surprisingly Distinguished History”

9th July 2014

Steve Sailer takes note.

One of the biggest buttresses of the current ideological regime, broadly defined, is the widespread assumption that dissenters, even tenured economics professor David Brat (victor over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor), can’t be very smart.

This appeals especially to people who don’t seem exceptionally smart themselves.

One of the funnier example of this phenomenon is the urge, which I’ve noted before, to cite Brat’s work on Max Weber’s theory of the Protestant Work Ethic as evidence that Brat isn’t smart (at least not by the high standards of Members of the House and spergy economists).

 

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‘Few women and minorities? What is this, the US Congress?’

8th July 2014

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A trio of US Democratic congresswomen have criticized top tech firms’ lack of diversity.

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You Are Triggering Me! The Neo-Liberal Rhetoric of Harm, Danger and Trauma

5th July 2014

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Debates among people who share utopian goals, in fact, are nothing new. I remember coming out in the 1970s and 1980s into a world of cultural feminism and lesbian separatism. Hardly an event would go by back then without someone feeling violated, hurt, traumatized by someone’s poorly phrased question, another person’s bad word choice or even just the hint of perfume in the room. People with various kinds of fatigue, easily activated allergies, poorly managed trauma were constantly holding up proceedings to shout in loud voices about how bad they felt because someone had said, smoked, or sprayed something near them that had fouled up their breathing room. Others made adjustments, curbed their use of deodorant, tried to avoid patriarchal language, thought before they spoke, held each other, cried, moped, and ultimately disintegrated into a messy, unappealing morass of weepy, hypo-allergic, psychosomatic, anti-sex, anti-fun, anti-porn, pro-drama, pro-processing post-political subjects.

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Kerry Warns U.S. Will Deport Undocumented Central American Children

1st July 2014

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And if you believe that one, he’ll tell you another one.

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15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics

1st July 2014

Carl M Cannon draws up a hit list.

Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.

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New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity

30th June 2014

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When Jarl Mohn takes the helm as NPR’s chief executive on Tuesday, he will call on lessons learned from public radio in Los Angeles to address what he says is one of NPR’s most pressing priorities: increasing its reach into communities of color.

Perhaps it may soon quit being a Voice of the Crust? I’d bet against it.

At the time of his appointment, NPR’s board adopted a strategic plan intended to “increase the diversity of the audience by age, ethnicity and geography,” as well as the sources it quotes and the “diversity of NPR talent;” NPR’s newsroom staff is 77 percent white, and its audience even more so, according to a report from NPR’s ombudsman.

The basic problem is that black and Hispanic people don’t have the priorities that rich white ‘progressives’ think they ought to have, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.

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States With ‘the Most Gun Violence’?

28th June 2014

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A site called ’24/7 Wall St.’ has an article with that title, but the study they cite in support merely tracks deaths due to firearms, whether murder, suicide or accident — and they admit that suicide is the most frequent. In order to track ‘gun violence’ correctly, one would have to take into account woundings, and probably even crimes involving firearms, which of course they don’t do — possibly because it would reflect badly on such blue state bastions as New York, Chicago, and Detroit.

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5 Times Dems Cried Poverty While Raking It In

24th June 2014

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The usual suspects doing what they usually do. You’d think that all these rich-hating people might have trouble looking in the mirror, but no.

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Brilliant Leftists Solve College Tuition Problem: Just Institute Price Controls, Soak Taxpayers

23rd June 2014

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Problem solved!

The group would do away with Pell Grants and those tax credits, exchanging one pile of taxpayer-funded stuff for another pile of the same taxpayer-funded stuff.

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Publishing Source: Hillary Book a ‘Bomb’

22nd June 2014

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

If she told the truth, it would fly off the shelves — but if she told the truth, she would never be elected to anything ever again. And nobody is willing to pay good money for the same old lies.

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Old School: Michelle Obama Says Students Need Cooking Skills

19th June 2014

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Not her, of course, because they have People to do that for them, but the Little People.

“We are going to be talking to Department of Education about finding a way to reinstitute the notion of survival skills,” she said. “We can’t call it Home Ec because that’s got a bad connotation. But something like that for young men and young women that allows them … the tools they need to survive nutritionally, economically, financially. No kids are getting that anymore.”

A proper Democrat solution: (a) a government agency has to be in charge, because otherwise it won’t get done, and (b) changing the name from Home Ec, ‘because that’s got a bad connotation’, to something else, will totally fool everybody.

(And the feminists say … [chirp] … [chirp] … [chirp]….)

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Dana Milbank

17th June 2014

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Dana Milbank is a columnist for the Washington Post who serially exaggerates or distorts what he writes about. It’s just what he does. This has been established so many times by so many people that it’s disappointing to see he is still given prominent perch in his paper and that people who made it past their sophomore year in high school take him seriously. My contribution to the cataloguing of his hackery is “Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage,” which shows how he just made stuff up when covering a panel of women at the Heritage Foundation.

Well, thank God he’s the only one at the Washington Post who does that … oh, wait….

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Michelle Obama: I Couldn’t Feed My Kids Right–Even with a Harvard Degree

16th June 2014

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That’s because all the affirmative action in the world can’t fix stupid.

In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received an education from Harvard and Princeton.

Well, there’s the problem, right there. If she’d gone to Yale, it wouldn’t be a problem — except that you still can’t fix stupid.

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Climate Mafia Chronicles

16th June 2014

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Instead the climatistas continue to behave like a cross between a religious cult and the mafia.  The latest outrage concerns Caleb Rossiter, a left-leaning professor of media studies at American University and a fellow with the very-left Institute for Policy Studies who wrote a terrific op-ed for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change.”*  Rossiter makes a simple point that escapes the climate policy “reality deniers” (sauce for the goose I say) that requiring expensive energy in an energy-staved world is to condemn millions of people to continue their lives of misery.

In an exclusive interview with Climate Depot, Dr. Rossiter explained: “If people ever say that fears of censorship for ‘climate change’ views are overblown, have them take a look at this: Just two days after I published a piece in the Wall Street Journal calling for Africa to be allowed the ‘all of the above’ energy strategy we have in the U.S., the Institute for Policy Studies terminated my 23-year relationship with them…because my analysis and theirs ‘diverge.’”

“I have tried to get [IPS] to discuss and explain their rejection of my analysis,’ Rossiter told Climate Depot. “When I countered a claim of ‘rapidly accelerating’ temperature change with the [UN] IPCC’s own data’, showing the nearly 20-year temperature pause — the best response I ever got was ‘Caleb, I don’t have time for this.’”

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‘The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth’

15th June 2014

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Counterintuitive though it may sound, the greater peacefulness of the world may make the attainment of higher rates of economic growth less urgent and thus less likely. This view does not claim that fighting wars improves economies, as of course the actual conflict brings death and destruction. The claim is also distinct from the Keynesian argument that preparing for war lifts government spending and puts people to work. Rather, the very possibility of war focuses the attention of governments on getting some basic decisions right — whether investing in science or simply liberalizing the economy. Such focus ends up improving a nation’s longer-run prospects.

The Voice of the Crust has spoken.

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Full Screed Ahead

11th June 2014

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WE no longer have news. We have springboards for commentary. We have cues for Tweets.

Something happens, and before the facts are even settled, the morals are deduced and the lessons drawn. The story is absorbed into agendas. Everyone has a preferred take on it, a particular use for it. And as one person after another posits its real significance, the discussion travels so far from what set it in motion that the truth — the knowable, verifiable truth — is left in the dust.

The most amusing thing about it is that the venue in which he writes, the New York Times, is one of the lead dogs in this particular pack. This is like somebody writing in Soviet Pravda that there are too many oppressive totalitarian dictatorships in the world.

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Being Happy With Sugar

8th June 2014

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Yet again, everything bad is good for you.

Yesterday agave was in, and today it’s out. “Natural” has little meaning for health outside of produce aisles. Eliminating sugars from a diet can’t constitute playing it safe, in that it means getting calories elsewhere—just as the advice to cut out fat in the 1980s is blamed for making people increase their consumption of sugar. Too much fat is bad, too much protein is bad, and too much starch is bad. Everything is good, and everything is bad. Even looking back, the basic tenets of the original 1980 USDA nutrition guidelines really do seem to hold up: “Eat a variety of foods; avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; eat foods with adequate starch and fiber; avoid too much sugar; avoid too much sodium.” And, of course, “Food alone cannot make you healthy.”

In Fed Up, Katie Couric refers to the 1992 food pyramid, which was all carbs at the bottom, but also to the popular practice of calorie balancing, which she says is based in misunderstanding. “What if the solutions weren’t really solutions at all? What if they were making things worse? What if our whole approach to this whole epidemic has been dead wrong?”

Rhetorical questions are the currency of extraordinary implications in documentaries. What if our whole approach to this epidemic has been part of an ongoing investigation into understanding the complex nature of human metabolism and nutrition, and it’s all building on itself, and there’s some validity to most of it?

Makes you wonder when they’ll get around to abandoning the ‘scientific consensus’ behind Global Warming.

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White (Liberal) Male Privilege

6th June 2014

The Other McCain turns over a rock.

Liberalism is simply a set of prejudices, a collection of syllogisms all of which end, “ergo, vote Democrat.” Their smug presumption of their own  moral and intellectual superiority makes liberals the most easily deceived people in the world.

Liberals fall for this kind of hoax because (a) they overestimate the value of their own intelligence, (b) they naïvely underestimate the ability of cynical manipulators to wrap themselves in the mantle of victimhood, and (c) they are themselves  utterly unscrupulous in exploiting any narrative that advances the liberal cause.

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Eminent Swedish Scientist Latest Victim of Climate McCarthyism

4th June 2014

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This is not analogous to the boy who cried wolf. The wolf turned up. This is more like the boy who cried unicorn.

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A Tailgate Under the Hanging Tree

31st May 2014

Gavin McInnes points out the news that isn’t the news because it isn’t on the News.

Last month, Ohio’s Peg and Jeffrey Schoebert were bludgeoned to death by a black teenager because they thought he’d be a terrible boyfriend. The story is very hard to find outside of local news sources but Britain noticed. I got the story through friends in Ohio who met Peggy’s sister. Apparently, the rich, white Schoeberts adopted an East Indian girl who later identified as black. She thought her upbringing was too square and wanted a “more ghetto experience” (the sister’s words), so the parents allowed her to leave private school and go to a public school in a bad area. She hooked up with Shawn Eric Ford, Jr. and soon after, found herself in a knife fight. Her parents decided that was enough ghetto experience for one lifetime and forbade her from seeing Eric. He retaliated by bashing in their skulls with a sledgehammer, and he wasn’t alone. Has anyone heard this story?

Well, you have, now, but without reading it here, would you? I think not.

What about the white couple in Knoxville, Tennessee who were raped and murdered by five black people (including a woman) back in 2007? Christopher Newsom was shot in the back of the head after being raped with an object but his girlfriend Channon Christian was violated for much longer. Then they poured bleach down her throat and left her to suffocate in the garbage. These stories don’t make the major news outlets.

Perhaps because they would reflect poorly on a fashionable minority. Or perhaps it’s because it would be a ‘dog bites man’ story — too ordinary to be news.

A happy suburban family destroyed by murder like Scott and Laci Peterson is a good story. We want to hear about Jon Benet Ramsey if you promise to leave out the gruesome details. A missing plane can pay CNN’s bills for months, and juvenile accusations of sexism and racism are even more lucrative. Here in NYC, there is about a murder a day. If the paper showed each one in all its gruesome details, it would make you want to kill yourself.

Trayvon Martin was assassinated by a racist Charles Bronson. That’s a cool action movie. To get into the part where most young blacks are killed by young blacks is depressing and that doesn’t sell papers. If it bleeds, it leads but if it bleeds too much, the paper disintegrates in your hand and you can’t read it. Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to whine about the racist odds he overcame to become a scientist. The real narrative should be the unified family that raised him and the horrible future most children of single mothers are faced with. The narrative he’s chosen is like a cool, black version of Bad News Bears. The truth is more tedious than being audited. We’d rather hear about a Mozilla executive who lost his job for opposing gay marriage. That can be debated in a bar. Hearing about gays being legally executed in Iran can go suck a bag of dicks. I don’t mind talking about fat kids being bullied, but if you change the subject to albinos being ripped apart in Tanzania because they’re believed to have magic blood, I’m outta here.

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Google’s Diversity Record Shows Women And Minorities Left Behind

29th May 2014

Read it. Don’t bother watching the video.

And the reason they’re ‘left behind’ is because that’s what happens when you can’t keep up — although, of course, you won’t hear that obvious truth from PBS.

I don’t suppose that the day will ever come that ‘progressives’ admit that companies don’t exist to supply jobs for fashionable minorities, but rather to make money by employing the best people they can find.

If Google starts imposing racial and sexual quotas, then it’s time to dump Google stock. (Full disclosure: I don’t own any.)

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Newsweek Rewind: Debunking Global Cooling

24th May 2014

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Here’s a fun fact: In 1975, some people were worried about global cooling. Not only that, there was concern that not enough was being done about it.

“Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change,” science journalist Peter Gwynne reported. Statements like that are uttered all the time these days, but for the exact opposite reason. One outlandish suggestion for the perceived crisis involved “melting the arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot.”

These quant tidbits come from a short article penned by Gwynne and printed on Page 64 of Newsweek’s April 28, 1975, issue. Titled “The Cooling World,” it argued that global temperatures were falling—and terrible consequences for food production were on the horizon. Meteorologists “are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century,” Gwynne wrote. “The resulting famines could be catastrophic.”

The story, and others like it, has been cited by people who like to challenge current climate science and global warming. In 2009, for example, George Will referenced it in an opinion piece in The Washington Post, incorrectly describing it as a cover story, and using global cooling as an example of a global disaster that didn’t happen (and implying that global warming is also on that list).

Nearly 40 years later, that brief article is in the news again. In fact, Gwynne has just written a do-over of sorts, correcting the record in an article on Inside Science addressing his 1975 story. The purpose? So that “deniers of human-caused global warming” can’t use his story “as ammunition against the consensus of today’s climate scientists.”

‘Never mind!’

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African Women and HIV: Stupidity in the New York Times

16th May 2014

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If you pretend HIV is not a predominantly gay disease in America, then you can be shocked, surprised and confused as to why women make up a higher percentage of HIV infections in Africa than in the developed world. The NY Times goes to extremes to find out why this may be the case (parasites!) without asking a simple question: what percentage of HIV infections are gays in sub-Saharan Africa? Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one, but no one wants to believe it. Answering questions, or looking at phenomena, is much tougher when the narrative must be shoehorned into every piece of analysis.

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Michelle O: Water Made Albert Einstein Smart

15th May 2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign is claiming water made Albert Einstein smart, Muhammad Ali a Heavyweight champion, and Audrey Hepburn stylish.

Of course it did. Why, just look what it did for Barack Obama. On the other hand, Winston Churchill always drank champagne. So what does that tell you?

It tells you that not since Eleanor Roosevelt have we had a ‘First Lady’ who was so much of a nagging nanny-state pain in the ass. Say what you will about Hillary, she was never this bad.

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The Biter Bit: Unionization Kills Diversity

14th May 2014

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A top editor at one of the nation’s oldest liberal magazine says unionization has destroyed diversity in the newsroom.

Richard Kim, executive editor at the Nation, told the American Prospect that union restrictions on hiring and firing have made it impossible to bring more minorities on board. Hindering his ability to fire workers means there are few vacancies that can bring fresh viewpoints to the pro-Stalin magazine.

Dude, unionization is one of the prime vehicles of keeping ‘minorities’ unemployed. Try reading a little history rather than just breathing your own exhaust.

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Angry White Men — a.k.a. Journalists

13th May 2014

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A poll released last week reported that 7 percent of American journalists say they are Republicans. The survey also found that the news force is aging, having a median age of 47. And 62 percent of journalists are men. A mere 8.5 percent of full-timers are minorities. Less than 1 in 4 are “very satisfied” with their job. In short, the profession that dubbed the Republican Party a refuge for “angry white men” is teeming with angry white men.

The irony here is wasted on the ink-stained-wretch community.

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As Government Officials Continue to Shed Trustworthiness, Journalists Continue Placing More Trust in Government Officials

13th May 2014

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Hey, that’s what being a Voice of the Crust is all about.

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;America’s Long and Gruesome History of Botched Executions’ Doesn’t Worry Me a Bit

13th May 2014

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Two weeks ago, things went horribly wrong with the execution of Clayton D. Lockett, a 38-year old Oklahoma man convicted of shooting a young woman and burying her alive.

Is he dead? Yes? Then it went absolutely right. The only way to improve it would be to shoot him and bury him alive, as he did to his victim, but of course the murder-deniers wouldn’t stand for that.

After executioners initiated what was meant to be a lethal injection, Lockett began writhing and tried to rise from the table; he died of an apparent heart attack 43 minutes after the procedure began. But we should not be surprised.

Actually, we should be surprised, because murderers are almost always treated better than their victims in these degenerate modern times.

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Why Are So Many White Men Trying to Save the Planet Without the Rest of Us?

10th May 2014

Suzanne Goldenberg, a Voice of the Crust for the British Guardian, asks a question to which only a feminist ‘progressive’ would care about the answer.

Climate change affects minorities and women, the elderly and the poor. But the leadership of the environmental movement is pale and male. That doesn’t look like progress.

But it certainly looks ‘progressive’. Indeed, it might be the best characterization of the ‘progressive’ movement I’ve heard in years.

Unfortunately, the non-pale and non-male don’t have a great track record when it comes to leadership.

Now take a look at the top executives at eight of the top 10 groups devoted to fighting that fight:

Sierra Club? White male.

Nature Conservancy? White male.

League of Conservation Voters? White male.

World Wildlife Fund? White male.

Environmental Defense Fund? White male.

Friends of the Earth? White male.

National Audubon Society? White male.

Nature Conservancy? White male.

The very top of “Big Green” is as white and male as a Tea Party meet-up. It doesn’t look like change. It doesn’t even look like America. So is it any wonder environmental groups are having trouble connecting with the public on climate change? Corporate and conservative funding of climate denial is one thing, but it’s beyond past time for the leaders of this movement to look at how their choice in leadership is affecting their strategy and messaging.

‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.’

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Milton Friedman on the Robin Hood Myth

6th May 2014

Read it. And watch the video.

Most people aren’t aware that Robin Hood didn’t ‘rob from the rich and give to the poor’, he robbed from government officials the tax money that they had squeezed from common people and returned it to them.

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Explaining Inequality Over $16 Cocktails

4th May 2014

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It’s easy to mock VOX DOT COM. (Trust me, I know.) But, for some strange reason, they’ve decided to make it even easier. To wit: Matthew Yglesias recently discussed the evils of the accumulation of wealth with anti-income-inequality auteur Thomas Piketty … at the bar of the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Personally, I think the $200 two-ounce pour of Pappy Van Winkle is the perfect bourbon to sip on whilst discussing the evils of inequality.

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Wisconsin Dem Candidate Backs Off on KKK Hood Stunt

3rd May 2014

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Perhaps somebody pointed out to him that the KKK was all Democrats.

A Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial hopeful backed off his plan to distribute Ku Klux Klan-style hoods at the Republican state convention Friday, acknowledging that it was a ploy to draw media attention to his campaign.

And that’s all the campaign to label Republicans as racist-sexist-bigot-homophobes ever is, a ploy to draw media attention — which it does — which is why they keep doing it.

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Washington Post Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn Failed President Is Unpopular

30th April 2014

The Other McCain is on the case.

Why, they must be raaaaaaacists….

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Charter Schools Require No Apology

29th April 2014

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Calling an idea “divisive” can be a way for a reporter and an editor to signal that they don’t like it. So is the practice, seen in the Times article, of announcing that the subject of an article has “no apologies.” The article reports, for example, that “Walton’s Mr. Sternberg, who started his career in Teach for America and founded the Bronx Lab School, a public school in New York City, does not apologize for Walton’s commitment to charter schools and vouchers.”

What an odd formulation. Why would he apologize? Why should he be expected to apologize? He’s helping to make schools better. He has nothing to apologize for. If anyone should apologize here, it is the Times, for suggesting that an apology is in order.

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Do As We Say, Not As We Do

28th April 2014

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Of course, there’s nothing inherently bad about living in a single-family neighborhood, or an L.A. County suburb, or the Inland Empire — the archetypal center of five-bedroom homes with four-car garages. But smart growth is at its heart a movement that is asking Americans — including Los Angeles residents — to change their behavior, by giving up cars, backyards and single-family homes.

Smart growth argues that riding transit, walking to stores and — perhaps most subversive — living more closely together can be a good thing.

So how can you sell people on a product that you won’t buy yourself? Even worse, how can you convincingly sell a product that you think only the poor, people with no other options, should buy?

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Barack Obama, the Adolescent President

24th April 2014

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Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67?percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep.?Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”

Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan talking like that. It is unimaginable that those grown-ups would resort to japes that fourth-graders would not consider sufficiently clever for use on a playground.

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Electric vs. Hybrid: Which Drivers Are Younger, Richer?

23rd April 2014

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Another Inside the Crust investigation by one of its most reliable Voices.

Public Service Announcement: You don’t need to put an Obama sticker on your Prius. We get it.

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Stowaway Teen Reportedly Spent Hours Undetected at California Airport

23rd April 2014

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Oh noes! Somebody spent HOURS at an AIRPORT and WASN’T DETECTED. Call Homeland Security!

God save us from a dystopian future where people go UNDETECTED!

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Stay Classy MSNBC

22nd April 2014

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for the 5 to 6 million Americans whose health insurance policies were cancelled because of Obamacare.

“Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!” Harris-Perry said Sunday.

Channeling Hillary Clinton….

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Urban Planners Live in a Fantasy World

22nd April 2014

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A few recent articles reveal just how out-of-touch with reality planning advocates are today. In the New York Times, architect Vishaan Chakrabarti claims that “millions of Americans [are] gravitating toward cities,” so we need to subsidize them with “subways, great schools, innovative work spaces, affordable housing and high-speed rail.”

Thousands? Maybe. Millions? Hardly. Relying on actual data, rather than wishful thinking, demographer Wendell Cox shows that, between 2000 and 2010, only about 206,000 people moved to within two miles of city centers in the nation’s 60-plus metropolitan areas of one million or more people. But the area just a little further out–two to seven miles from downtowns–lost 272,000 people, for a net change of minus 66,000. That doesn’t sound like millions are “gravitating” to the cities.

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PETA Uses Kids to Attack Michelle Obama Easter Egg Roll

21st April 2014

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Hey, turn about is fair play.

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Testosterone-Deficient Gamma Male Whines About the ‘Friend Zone’

20th April 2014

The Other McCain is not impressed.

OK, here’s your first big clue: Tognotti’s complaint is not that he gets zero action, but rather that he can’t get any action from girls he actually finds attractive. His problem, therefore, is that he imagines himself entitled to be with good-looking women, rather than being forced to make do with the ordinary-looking women who are actually interested in him.

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Elizabeth Warren Repeats Her False Claims of Native American Ancestry in New Book

18th April 2014

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In 2012 Breitbart News exhaustively documented the facts surrounding Senator Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry and demonstrated that no credible evidence exists to support those claims. But lack of genealogical evidence has never stopped Senator Warren from boldly asserting as fact something which is flatly not true.

Hey, it worked before.

When you’re the Crust
You’re the Crust all the way,
From your first funded trust
To your Fed job payday….

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As Drones Take Flight Over Europe, Regulators Rush to Catch Up

14th April 2014

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Europe, which has trailed the U.S. and Israel in the development of unmanned military aircraft, is now beginning an effort to avoid falling behind on commercial drones, too. The European Union plans to spell out rules to govern a market it suggests could reach around 15 billion euros ($20.7 billion) per year.

Note the assumption that ‘avoid falling behind’ means ‘increased regulation’. And this is the Wall Street Journal, which is presumably less pro-government than other Voices of the Crust. But that’s ‘journalism’ for you….

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Balancing Act: The Democrats’ Ideology Versus Reality

13th April 2014

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The Carneys are Democrats, so it goes without saying that they are well-read. (“I always have a pile. I hate to be without books,” Shipman says.) So they are photographed in front of a wall of books. … Only, funny thing: those are actually the same books, photoshopped to create duplicates and make it look as though there are more books than are really present. If you look carefully you will see multiple copies of a number of books. It is really a terrible photoshop job; the funniest thing is that they duplicated the boy’s finger, too. You can see the finger floating in front of a book on the right side of the photo, in the second shelf from the top.

As a man, you don’t know how easy you have it until you read feminist tracts.

 

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Have You Enlisted Yet?

12th April 2014

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has two framed Soviet propaganda posters in his home, as revealed by the latest edition of Washingtonian magazine.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

Just think of the reaction if a Republican White House staffer had two framed Nazi posters from WWII on his wall.

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UCSB Student Calls Campus Prolife Protestors ‘Domestic Terrorists’

9th April 2014

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A UCSB student interviewed by Austin Yack of The College Fix brings new meaning to the term low information voter.

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Condescending Climate Changers

8th April 2014

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That our colleges and universities have become forums to promote political ideology is a well known fact. A few days ago, the New York Times wrote uncritically about courses on global warming being taught at the University of Oregon. The course is entitled, “The Cultures of Climate Change.” Its goal is not to marshal evidence for climate change as a human-caused crisis, or to measure its effects – the reality and severity of it are taken as given – but how to think about it, prepare for it and respond to it.” Instead of using scientific texts, the class will use films, fiction, poetry and photography. Obviously, the purpose is indoctrination, not instruction.

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National Journal: “Tech Pipeline Is Alarmingly White”

31st March 2014

Steve Sailer tries to help Voices of the Crust get their act together.

 Obviously, an even more disproportionate number of Asians took the computer science AP test, but we don’t have a conceptual category for whites and Asians combined.

Is there some well-known dessert that combines vanilla and lemon flavors? It would sure help the quality of discourse on education and demographics and discrimination if journalists had a food-based ethnic slur that lumps together whites + Asians.

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The Shame Sham

30th March 2014

Jim Goad finds that his Bullshit Detector has gone off.

Like all societies before it, our society considers nothing more shameful than to be shameless. Thus, the Internet—which binds our society together like cheese binds a colon—is crammed with so much public shaming, it should be ashamed of itself.

Sticking your fist into the electronic beehive, you will be bitten by a thousand types of public shaming: age-shaming v. youth-shaming, slut-shaming v. virgin-shaming, fat-shaming v. skinny-shaming, and poor-shaming v. wealth-shaming. You will find liberals shaming liberals in the ongoing intersectionality wars, resulting in gay-on-gay shaming and black-on-black shaming.

Ain’t that a shame? Yes, it is. It’s a shame indeed, but don’t expect the public shamers to feel ashamed of their public shaming. Have they no shame? No, not for themselves. Like all moralists, they exist only to shame others.

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