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Lefty Ad Update: Illegal Immigrant Actually Chased, Killed Muslim Girl

31st October 2017

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‘Oh, my undocumented immigrant! Oh, my Islamophobia! Oh, my War on Women!’

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Why Democrats Are Obsessed With Wealth Inequality

31st October 2017

Dennis Prager lays it out.

In a free society, wealth is not a pie—meaning that when a slice of pie is removed, there is less of the pie remaining. And the poorer members of society have the ability to improve their economic lot.

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Voter Fraud Is Real. This Searchable Database Proves It.

31st October 2017

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The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database just got a major upgrade.

With the addition of powerful new search functions, Heritage is giving Americans a quick and easy way to sort through 1,088 documented instances of fraud, to see how nefarious election activity has affected their own states and communities.

Anyone who uses the database will quickly see that the left’s claims that election fraud does not exist are as baseless as they are persistent.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

31st October 2017

With the indictment of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump is done  More fantasies from a rabid anti-Trumper. The Manafort indictment doesn’t mention Trump and covers a period prior to Manafort working with Trump. Keillor used to be funny but when he got into politics, well….

Sarah Huckabee Sanders can be as breezy as she likes, but there’s no way she can minimise the Mueller indictments  You can jump over that molehill as much as you want, but we continue to see it as a mountain.

Trump-Russia probe: Robert Mueller’s first move warns election conspirators, ‘Beware, I’m coming for you’  I love that whole ‘election conspirators’ notion … although I don’t suppose it includes Hillary and the DNC.

Post’s Capehart Whines White Millennials Aren’t As ‘Woke,’ Anti-Trump As Their Peers  *sigh* These kids today….

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Planned Parenthood to Black Women: Abort Your Baby If You Want to Live

31st October 2017

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Margaret Sanger would be proud.

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Oxford Islamic Scholar Accused of Sexually Assaulting Three Women

31st October 2017

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‘Oh, my Islamophobia! Oh, my sexual harassment!’ What’s a Social Justice Warrior to do?

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All Local Politics Are Stupid (in Part Because They’re National)

31st October 2017

Matt Welch scratches his head.

If we were to update that graying motto in 2017, it might read “Think National, Act Stupid”—at least judging by the New York General Election Voter Guide, which plopped into my mailbox late last week like a sack of wet cardboard. The nonpartisan pamphlet, presented as a cheerful paean to civic involvement, is instead a festival of bad policy ideas frequently untethered to the job descriptions or even jurisdictions of the offices under competition.

“We’ve got to do more to make sure working families can afford to live in New York—and that means focusing on housing costs and the quality of our public schools, and creating more good-paying jobs,” writes New York City’s incumbent, uh, comptroller. (To the surprise of no one, Democrat/Working Families candidate Scott Stringer believes that the best way to create those good-paying jobs is to adopt a $15 minimum wage, a policy that has produced opposite results elsewhere.)

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UK Weather Latest: Britain to Face Coldest Winter in Five Years, Say Meteorologists

31st October 2017

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How about that Global Warming, eh? Good thing the Science Is Settled.

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DNC Official Says She Doesn’t Want to Recruit ‘Cisgender Straight White Males’

31st October 2017

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

And yet the Democrats are shocked — shocked! — to learn that the GOP has suddenly turned into the White People’s Party.

Democrats: Proud to Be the Anti-White, Anti-Male, Anti-Heterosexual Party

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Jorge Ramos Adds Euthanasia To ‘Agenda Latina’

31st October 2017

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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has long advocated for liberal policy positions throughout his media footprint, no matter how far outside the mainstream they may be. The latest instance of these policy biases comes via the Fall 2017 issue of Compassion & Choices Magazine.

You might not have heard of Compassion & Choices or seen it on the rack at your local big-box store. This publication, after all, is solely dedicated to advocacy in support of doctor-assisted suicide. The article itself is a look back at how the organization brought Ramos into the fold and got him to run an interview on a Hispanic brain cancer patient that wanted to die.

I’m all for reducing the number of Latinos in America, but I suspect this is the wrong way to go about it.

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University of Michigan Gives Social Justice Warriors Free Room and Board to Investigate ‘Bias’

31st October 2017

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The brownshirts of the Left are on the march.

Yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Thought for the Day

31st October 2017

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It’s 2017. Why Does American Medicine Still Run on Fax Machines?

31st October 2017

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I’ve often wondered that myself. It must be the high quality of the resulting documents.

Even more odd is how real estate, banking, and stock brokers still work on fax machines. Everybody with a smartphone can scan a document to a PDF, and then e-mail it. Time to get with the program.

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Why We Need to Get Better at Critiquing Psychiatric Diagnosis

31st October 2017

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Everything I’ve ever read or seen regarding psychiatry suggests that it is even less of a ‘science’ than economics.

The most amusing part is that ‘psychiatrist’ literally means ‘soul-doctor’, and I’ve yet to meet (or hear tell of) a psychiatrist who believes in the soul.

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Why Feminists Must Understand Evolution

31st October 2017

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It is my goal to explain why the causes of male and female difference are not merely cultural or the product of patriarchal indoctrination. Separate athletic competitions and distinct medical disciplines of gynaecology and urology testify to the most obvious biological differences between men and women. But the scientific method ? a co-operative, critical, and self-correcting process which has midwifed huge technological and medical advances ? can also help us to understand more subtle differences between the sexes in interests and aspirations. And it is understanding what we really are that will make us free.

Science is SCIENCE … except when it goes against the Narrative, at which point DOWN THE MEMORY HOLE!

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

30th October 2017

The nuclear dreams of President Donald Trump

Cry, Losers, Cry

Woody Harrelson recalls dinner with Donald Trump: ‘It was brutal’

Hating the National Anthem but Loving a Flaky Republican

Jimmy Kimmel Thinks ‘The Closest Thing’ To Trump’s Election Is OJ’s Murder Acquittal  Except that Trump isn’t looking for the Real President.

Democrats Tell Party Activists To Stop Talking About Mueller Investigation  Good luck with that.

Steyer’s ‘Impeach Him’ Ad Appears Before Stirring World Series Game 5 National Anthem

Manafort Indictment Inspires Desperate Rolling Stone Hope for Quick Trump Exit

John Oliver calls out Donald Trump over plan to tackle opioid crisis  Imexplained, of course, is why it’s the job of the President to solve an ‘opiod crisis’. Maybe send the DEA?

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Church Arson, Racist Graffiti Were Cover-Up for Theft by Black Employee, Say Feds

30th October 2017

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Documents filed in Federal court Monday allege that Nathaniel D. Nelson, an employee of the majority black Concord Fortress of Hope Church in Kansas City, Mo., defaced the church with racist graffiti, including a racial slur against black people, and set fire to a chair inside a church office Sunday to conceal his initial crime of stealing money from the church to buy crack cocaine, according to The Kansas City Star. Nelson worked as a maintenance man for the church, and allegedly broke into a vending machine and the church financial office, according to KSHB-TV.

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

What do you want to steal today? Blame it on the KKK!

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The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump

30th October 2017

Andy McCarthy unpacks things.

The Paul Manafort indictment is much ado about nothing . . . except as a vehicle to squeeze Manafort, which is special counsel Robert Mueller’s objective — as we have been arguing for three months (see here, here, and here).

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Explaining the Liberal Cesspool

30th October 2017

Steve Hayward of Powerline takes a crack at it.

Why is it, Glenn Reynolds likes to ask, that liberal-run cities and institutions all seem to be hotbeds of sexism and racism? To adapt this slightly, maybe there’s a reason the left is so obsessed with sexual harassment and racism, because it is practiced so much in their communities and institutions.

These thoughts come to mind in looking over the peculiar Cosmopolitan magazine (yes, Power Line’s research staff reads Cosmo so that you don’t have to) interview with actress Amber Tamblyn, in which she makes the startling claim that the Harvey Weinstein scandal would likely never have come to light if Hillary Clinton had won the election.

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But That’s Not Who We Are … Anymore.

30th October 2017

Steve Sailer lets the daylight in on magic.

The big problem we all live with in the American K-12 educational system is that we are running out of white children. As we all know, white children are magic. Just by assigning them to classrooms we can solve the problems that the nonwhite children bring to those classrooms. But we don’t have enough white children to go around anymore to solve everybody else’s problems.

And white women are all having abortions so the situation won’t improve any time soon.

Is puzzle. Perhaps we’ll have to start importing white kids from Europe or something. Maybe we could make a deal for some Swedes or something.

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Adolf Hitler Only Joined Nazi Party After Another Far-right Group Rejected Him, Discovers Historian

30th October 2017

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Adolf Hitler only decided to join the Nazi party after being snubbed by another far-right party, a prominent historian has discovered.

Thomas Weber, a historian based at Aberdeen University, said if Hitler had not been rejected from the newly established German Socialist party, it is unlikely there would have been a world war or Nazi Germany’s mass murder of six million Jews.

Dr Weber, who has been researching the Nazi leader for more than ten years, unearthed an unpublished document which reveals that the German Socialist party told Hitler in 1919 that they did not want him in their party or to write for their paper.

Only a newspaper could call the German Socialist Party ‘far-right’. Truly, these people have no brains.

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Marion Barry to Get His Own Statue in Washington, DC

30th October 2017

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Having cast the clay model and shipped it off to the foundry for a casting mold, the Washington, D.C. city council is set to approve a new statue honoring…Marion Barry.

Since Muriel Bowser is the Major of D.C., the inscription really ought to read ‘Bitch set me up.’

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France Butter Shortage

30th October 2017

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News coverage of the shortage of butter on French supermarket shelves (BBC, Bloomberg, NYT) is an economics lesson in itself.

As usual, when there’s a “shortage,” some sort of government intervention in the free market is nearby: the end of “milk quotas” in the European Union in 2015. I can see someone arguing that the cause of the shortage wasn’t the quotas but the repeal of them, but that seems like a stretch.

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About That Fourth Tax Bracket

30th October 2017

Kevin Williamson has had enough.

I have a rate proposal of my own for that top bracket: zero.

I have for a long time been sympathetic to the idea of capping the total annual taxes paid by an individual, say at $1 million a year. I call it the Max Tax. There’s no good economic reason for it, I’ll be the first to admit. Barack Obama used to say that, at a certain point, you’ve made enough money. I think that, at a certain point, you’ve paid enough tax, at least for the year. The Left likes to talk about “fair share,” even though right now, as things stand, the top 20 percent of income earners pay basically all the federal income tax — their share of taxes is wildly disproportionate to their share of income. Call me old-fashioned, but I think a million bucks a year is more than one’s “fair share.” I like the idea of other tax caps, too: For example, I’d cap the lifetime property taxes on a residence at the price of the house itself. If you’ve paid off your house once, and then paid for it again through property taxes, it should be, at long last, your house. Yes, this would create some weird economic incentives, but I’m okay with some of that, and much of it could be mitigated through designing the cap rules intelligently.

If you pay a million bucks in taxes, you shouldn’t get a visit from a guy with his hand out asking for more. You should probably get a thank-you card. I don’t care if you made $1 billion this year — I don’t care if you made $1 billion this week — a million bucks is a lot of money.

I like it. It has texture, and scope.

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Does the Commerce Clause Empower Congress to Regulate Every Living Thing?

30th October 2017

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You might think so.

According to a Supreme Court brief filed today, Utah prairie dogs “produce nothing of importance except the annoyance of the surrounding population,” and “they make terrible pets.” The brief, which urges the Court to hear a constitutional challenge to a federal regulation protecting the rodents, concedes that they are “adorable little critters” but notes that “the protection of cuteness is not a congressional power” granted by the Constitution.

“The government seeks to protect an abundant, commercially irrelevant, and wholly intrastate rodent without regard for whether such regulation has any connection to economic activity, let alone commerce among the several states,” says the Cato/Reason/IRF brief. “The Utah prairie dog is not a marketable commodity. There is no illicit trade in prairie dog horns or hides for the government to suppress. They carry no firearms into school zones. Their domestic relations are none of the government’s business. Finally, they have neither purchased health insurance nor plan to do so in future.” Those are references to Supreme Court cases in which the government claimed (mostly without success) that a federal law was constitutional because the activity it regulated had a “substantial effect” on interstate commerce.

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Spokane Asks Trump’s EPA for Reprieve From Impossible Pollution Standards

30th October 2017

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Hoist by their own retard.

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Writer Calls for Every Man on Earth to Lose His Job

30th October 2017

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Ruth Graham, a contributor for the “What Women Really Think” column at Slate, thinks it’s time to ban men from the workplace.

In a recent article, Graham argues that “the experiment of having men in the workplace has failed.”

People actually get paid to write this drivel.

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Bisexual Student Threatened With Discipline After Criticizing Islam

30th October 2017

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Scorecard! Getcher scorecard here! You can’t tell the victims without a scorecard!

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China Busts Gang of North Korean Agents Supposedly Sent to Assassinate Kim Jong Un’s Nephew

30th October 2017

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I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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Thought for the Day

30th October 2017

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Is There a Civilization War Going On?

30th October 2017

Joel Kotkin reads the tea leaves.

In 1973 a cranky French intellectual, Jean Raspail, published a speculative novel, “The Camp of the Saints,” which depicted a Europe overrun by refugees from the developing world. In 2015 another cranky Frenchman, Michael Houellenbecq, wrote a bestseller, “Submission,” which predicted much the same thing, ending with the installation of an Islamist government in France.

Both novels place the blame for the collapse of the Western liberal state not on the immigrants but on cultural, political and business leaders all too reluctant to stand up for their own civilization. This is reflected in such things as declining respect for free speech, the importance of citizenship, and even the weakening of the family, an institution now rejected as bad for the environment and even less enlightened than singlehood.

Critically, the assault on traditional liberalism has come mostly not from the reactionary bestiary, but elements of the often-cossetted left. It is not rightist fascism that threatens most but its pre-condition, the systematic undermining of liberal society from within.

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Donald Trump ‘Least Popular Modern President’ at This Stage of His Term, Poll Finds

29th October 2017

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They keep taking these polls as if they mattered a damn, and then acting confused when they don’t.

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Senate Eyes Permanent Ban on Justice Department ‘Slush Fund’ for Political Friends

29th October 2017

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Legislation to codify the U.S. attorney general’s recent ban on diverting millions in legal settlements to outside groups is now in the Senate’s court, following last week’s House action.

The Justice Department practice, widely criticized as a $1 billion “slush fund” benefiting liberal advocacy groups in the last 30 months of the Obama administration alone, would be outlawed under the House bill.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., is sponsor of the Senate version of legislation to prohibit U.S. government officials from creating and enforcing settlement agreements with corporations and other entities that steer funds in the form of donations to third-party, special-interest groups.

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Communism, Memory and ‘Forgetting’

29th October 2017

Andrew Stuttaford waves the bloody shirt.

But Heer’s reference to Stalin served another purpose. In many respects the sheer monstrosity of the Soviet dictator has allowed many on the left to portray the triumph of Stalinism as a terrible wrong turning that crushed the (supposedly) bright promise of 1917. Trotsky, no mean mass murderer himself, gave the book in which he described Stalin’s Soviet Union the title The Revolution Betrayed, the encapsulation of a myth that has stuck. Trotsky may have been a liar, but he was a brilliant one.

In reality, Stalin largely took the revolution further down the path that Lenin, yet another butcher, had already set.

“Compared to Lenin, Stalin was a pussycat,” recalled Molotov, a man who knew both well.

Compared to Stalin, Hitler was an amateur.

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Christ vs Mohammed: Which One Created a Safe Space?

29th October 2017

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Canadian professor of psychology, Jordan Peterson is a new discovery for me. In some ways, he’s the new Martin Luther in the increasingly corrupt Canadian soviet, where speech is now compelled rather than free. It is a tragedy that Canada has followed the path of tyranny and distrust of its people.

Here, Professor Peterson compares the behavior of Christ and Mohammed; he also points out that Islam is a political ideology – i.e., it’s not primarily a religion at all.

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Whataboutism

29th October 2017

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Whataboutism (also known as whataboutery) is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument, which is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda. When criticisms were leveled at the Soviet Union, the Soviet response would be “What about…” followed by an event in the Western world.

The term “whataboutery” has been used in British English since the period of The Troubles conflict in Northern Ireland. Lexicographers date the first appearance of the variant whataboutism to the 1990s,[ while other historians state that during the Cold War Western officials referred to the Soviet propaganda strategy by that term. The tactic saw a resurgence in post-Soviet Russia, relating to human rights violations committed by, and criticisms of, the Russian government. The technique received new attention during Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine. Usage of the tactic extended to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.

Needless today, this is endemic on the Left.

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Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Society Frays

29th October 2017

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A Voice of the Crust points the finger.

The roots of the current American predicament go back to the 1970s, when wages of workers stopped keeping pace with their productivity. The two curves diverged: Productivity continued to rise, as wages stagnated. The “great divergence” between the fortunes of the top 1 percent and the other 99 percent is much discussed, yet its implications for long-term political disorder are underappreciated. Battles such as the recent government shutdown are only one manifestation of what is likely to be a decade-long period.

Unexplained: Why wages ought to increase with productivity. Wages are a function of the supply of qualified employees; productivity is a function of the use of capital technology used in the enterprise. There is no obvious connection between the two, which makes it incumbent on the writer to describe what that connection might be. Since the object of the article is to cast blame rather than educate, that ball is dropped.

How does growing economic inequality lead to political instability? Partly this correlation reflects a direct, causal connection. High inequality is corrosive of social cooperation and willingness to compromise, and waning cooperation means more discord and political infighting. Perhaps more important, economic inequality is also a symptom of deeper social changes, which have gone largely unnoticed.

High economic inequality is corrosive of social cooperation on when there are large numbers of people who believe that economic inequality is somehow illegitimate; typically these are zero-sum thinkers who feel that if X has more than Y than X somehow cheated Y out of Y’s just deserts. (Listen to the DemLegHump Media for daily examples of this kind of thinking. Bloomberg News, for a start.)

Increasing inequality leads not only to the growth of top fortunes; it also results in greater numbers of wealth-holders. The “1 percent” becomes “2 percent.” Or even more. There are many more millionaires, multimillionaires and billionaires today compared with 30 years ago, as a proportion of the population.

Sign of good times? No, according to the zero-summers: sign of massive cheating, in their view.

Rich Americans tend to be more politically active than the rest of the population. They support candidates who share their views and values; they sometimes run for office themselves. Yet the supply of political offices has stayed flat (there are still 100 senators and 435 representatives — the same numbers as in 1970). In technical terms, such a situation is known as “elite overproduction.”

(‘Know as’ to whom? In what field of study is this a ‘technical term’? I think he just made it up to sound authoritative.) Rich people are more politically active because they have been, for time out of mind, targets of the envious, who use the levers of political power (when they can) to make rich people less rich. Anybody with property is a sheep ripe for shearing in the view of, say, the Democrat party and its ‘base’. If I were rich, I’d be ‘politically active’, too, the same way I’d carry a gun. There are a mob of people out there who are only too willing to take what you have, if you have more than they do.

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Nigeria Has Become the Seventh Country to Adopt What3words for Mail Deliveries

29th October 2017

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Nigeria has become the seventh country to adopt what3words for mail deliveries, and the third in Africa. The system is already being used in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands.

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Anti-togetherness: The Virtues of Disunity

29th October 2017

Fred Reed lays out some inconvenient truth.

A Truth Not Welcome: People do not like being with those different from themselves . Sometimes, briefly, we find it interesting, as in traveling, but for extended periods, no. This distaste pervades society, often unnoticed, with consequences.

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Thought for the Day

29th October 2017

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Corporate Tax Burden Again

29th October 2017

The Grumpy Economist (love that name) points out some inconvenient truth.

I think every economist in this debate admits, if some reluctantly, that “corporations” pay no taxes. As an accounting matter, every cent corporations pay comes from higher prices, lower wages, or lower payments to shareholders. The only question is which one.  And indirect general equilibrium effects are central.  The question is not just, how do corporations respond immediately, but how do wages, prices, and capital in the whole economy adjust. “Make corporations pay their fair share” is just nonsense.

The only pool of money from which corporations can ‘pay taxes’ is the pool of money they get from their customers. Neither mangers nor shareholders reach into their own pockets to give this extra money to the government.

‘Corporate taxation’ is merely a stealthy way to get more money out of their customers. In that sense, it’s really a form of sales tax — which, as every economist knows (and every proglodyte ignores) is one of the most regressive forms of tax there is. So every proglodyte screaming ‘Tax the rich!’ when corporate tax rates are discussed are actually screaming ‘Tax the poor!’ without knowing it. (Screaming Without Knowing is what proglodytes do best.)

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Nov. 8 ‘Scream Helplessly at the Sky’ Might Just Be Major Media Event

29th October 2017

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With the anniversary of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency only a little over two weeks way on November 8, how are you planning to commemorate that momentous event? Well, for thousands of Social Justice Warriors who still can’t accept the notion of a President Trump the answer seems to be to scream helplessly at the sky. I kid you not. In fact they have named their event “Scream Helplessly at the Sky.”

Show the Trumpster you care! Your tears taste so sweet!

“Scream Helplessly at the Sky” should be way overmatched in terms of participation by “Laugh Hilariously at the Screen” when this event appears on the television news.

I’ll be there, with popcorn.

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Become Who You Are

29th October 2017

Audacious Epigone notices a trend.

A theme revisited frequently here is that being on the left in The Current Year means spending all your time and energy coming up with different ways to say “that is NOT okay” and then scouring society for reasons to say it.

Searchin’ for heretics and sinners is what the Left does best.

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Last Crusade: Know Your Enemy

29th October 2017

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Have you ever wondered why the modern unmarried American woman, who is the most protected, privileged and pampered female ever to be found anywhere in time and space, continually complains about an imaginary Patriarchy, about the male gaze, and about the rape culture in America, but never about any other place, such as the Middle East, where such things exist, and are dangers rather than trivial annoyances?

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No, Trump Didn’t Destroy Flake. Flake Destroyed Flake, And Now He’s Cynically Pandering.

29th October 2017

Ben Shapiro sorts through the trash.

Here is the reality: Jeff Flake was one of the most unpopular senators in the country nearly from the point of his election in 2012. In April 2013, The Atlantic ran a piece titled, “How Jeff Flake Became the Most Unpopular Senator in America.” At that point, Trump wasn’t a gleam in Steve Bannon’s eye, and Bannon wasn’t a gleam in the media’s eye. Flake began his career in the Senate as a popular hard-line Republican; he quickly shifted to the middle, embracing Gang of Eight immigration reform (many immigration reform Senators have fallen askance of the base), siding against the Obamacare defunding effort, voting repeatedly for debt ceiling increases, pushing gun control, working with President Obama to open trade with Cuba.

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Star Parker: Black Leaders Peddle ‘The Perception Of Racism’ to Get Money and Power

29th October 2017

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Star Parker, a former Democrat who previously “believed all the lies of the left,” now decries the division and race-consciousness expanding across America, even after the country elected its first black president.

While America could be more united, Parker says the “perception of racism has become big business” as America’s liberal black leaders “shake down corporations for billions of dollars,” divide America by skin color and reject Dr. Martin Luther King’s goal of making skin color irrelevant.

The “lies of the left” Parker previously believed included “the poor are poor because the wealthy are wealthy, that my problems were somebody else’s fault and that America was racist.” Her beliefs, she says, fueled a reckless lifestyle, including criminal behavior, drugs, sexual activity and welfare dependency. A life-changing Christian conversion gave her a new set of eyes, values and a commitment to wake up others to freedom that are trapped in welfare dependency.

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Suicide Cult

28th October 2017

ZMan sorts through the trash.

I have a friend who was a reverend in the Episcopal Church. He is technically still in the church, but he has decided to find another vocation. The main reason is that most of the people running the church are women, along with a high number of homosexuals. The result is the people running the church care more about social justice and their genitals than anything else. Like most of the mainline Protestants churches, the Episcopal Church has become a circus of degeneracy and general lunacy. As a result their pews are empty.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

28th October 2017

Civility? On PBS, NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman Says ‘Trump Is a Brain-Eating Disease’  He’s certainly eating the brains of the DemLegHump Media.

Study claims high school students are stressed by Trump  I suspect they’re actually stressed by all the anti-Trumpers running around and jumping up and down.

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North Korea and Munich

28th October 2017

David Friedman sorts through the trash.

The solution to the present problem of North Korea seems obvious–we should have invaded them a little more than a decade ago, just before they developed nuclear weapons. It looks like the modern version of the lesson of Munich: Britain and France should have opposed Hitler early, when he was still weak, instead of going along with the annexation of the Sudetenland. More generally, it is the argument for a foreign policy of figuring out early who are going to be your enemies and opposing them before they get strong enough to be dangerous.
That argument assumes that your nation not only will have an interventionist foreign policy, it will do it right. The U.S. has an interventionist foreign policy, as demonstrated in, among other places, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. It had one in 2006. It did not do anything serious to prevent North Korea from obtaining the ability to drop a nuclear weapon on the U.S. because the cost of invading North Korea would have been large and immediate, the cost of not doing it more than two elections away. The benefits of an interventionist foreign policy conducted by a government no more competent at it than ours is are much less than the Munich argument implies.

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George Washington’s Church Is Going to Rip Out His Memorial

28th October 2017

Read it.

The Virginia church that George Washington attended for two decades plans to tear out a memorial to the nation’s first president because the plaque could make some worshipers feel “unsafe or unwelcome.”

“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome,” the church leaders said, according to the Washington Times. “Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.”

Down the MemoryHole!

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