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Archive for December, 2017

The Income Inequality Obsession

16th December 2017

Richard Epstein looks at a modern bugaboo.

 

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MSNBC’s Steele Blames Republicans When Dems ‘Have to Raise’ Taxes

16th December 2017

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They just HAD TO, you see!

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Inside America’s Growing Bulletproof Clothing Industry

16th December 2017

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Useful in case you get caught in a Black Lives Matter rally.

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MSU Scholars Find $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Government Spending

16th December 2017

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

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Wealthy NYC Elites Prepare to Flee the City Under De Blasio’s Tax Burden

16th December 2017

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Wealthy New York City elites are preparing to flee the state because the Republican tax bill is going to make them face the full brunt of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic state leadership’s tax rates.

They may lose a certain percentage, but there are enough rich people who want to live in New York City no matter what that I doubt it will make a noticeable difference.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

16th December 2017

CNN’s Jake Tapper: Trump Supporters Using ‘Incredibly Extremist Rhetoric’ On FBI  As opposed to, say, the ‘moderate’ language CNN uses toward Trump supporters every day?

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Compares President Trump To The Romanovs  More projection.

On the Left, It Is All Hysteria, All the Time

MSNBC Guest: ‘Psychologically Deranged’ Trump Called Gillibrand A ‘Whore’  Uh, no he didn’t That’s a flat lie.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Suddenly Loves Law Enforcement When It’s Going After Trump  Gives depth to the phrase ‘affirmative action hire’.

Obama’s Ethics Czar: ‘Take The Streets’ If Trump Fires Mueller  He looks more like he needs to take the pledge.

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Podcasts

16th December 2017

Somebody asked me what podcasts I listen to, being an affluent man of leisure and all. Here’s the list:

Scott Adams on Periscope. Google ‘Scott Adams Periscope’ and follow the yellow brick road.

The ZBlog Power Hour
Ricochet Podcast
GLoP Culture
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Commentary Magazine Podcast
The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
MacBreak Weekly
This Week in Tech
Triangulation

All of these are available on iTunes, which is my go-to place for media.

I am not on Twitter or Facebook — that way madness lies.

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Thought for the Day

16th December 2017

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Trumpism Explained

16th December 2017

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Ain’t no such thing as ‘Trumpism’, and anybody who uses that word as if it were a thing is an idiot.

Our political class is wired to look behind ‘positions’ to ‘principles’, as if every person running for office, or pushing an issue through the political process, were one of Plato’s Philosopher Kings with a coherent deeply-considered philosophy that informs all of their issues, positions, and activity. Any non-superficial exposure to actual politicians, living or dead, exposes this as nonsense. Of the people you’ve heard of, maybe Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were such; no other U.S. President in the 20th (or 21st) century fit this model.

The Republican chattering class, from George Will right down to the people who write for National Review, spend about 90% of their time wringing their hands about the fact that ‘Trump isn’t a conservative!’, as if that actually had anything to do with the U.S. Presidency, American politics, or the Republican Party. The problem is that each and every one of the people parroting that phrase has a different view of what ‘a conservative’ is, and none of them agree. Nor is there any reason to think that being (or not being) ‘a conservative’ has something to do with being a Republican, much less with being an effective U.S. President.

Trump is not ‘a conservative’, in the same sense that William F. Buckley or Ronald Reagan was ‘a conservative’. Trump is like every other American: Conservative in some things, liberal in others, and God-knows-what regarding matters in between.

What Trump is, is what every other American corporate CEO is (or ought to be): A problem-solver. Trump sees that America has certain problems, problems that aren’t being fixed, and he’s decided that he wants to take a crack at fixing them. That’s all there is.

If that means doing ‘conservative’ things, then that’s what he’ll do; if it means doing non-conservative things, then he’s perfectly willing to go there. This pragmatic approach drives the American political chattering class nuts. They keep looking for some sort of consistency, and they’re not going to find it, any more than the kid given a pile of horse manure for his birthday is going to find a pony underneath it all, no matter how convinced he may be that there has to be one.

As a result, the fact that what Trump has been doing so far is ‘a conservative’ wet-dream is being abandoned by the roadside while the people who ought to be out partying about it are instead engaged in a snipe-hunt for some sort of ideological consistency to the Trump program. I am reminded of the (probably spurious) tale of Talleyrand during his tenure as Bishop of Autun — when he asked his chancellor why a certain priest had not attended a local church synod, he was told that the fellow had died. ‘Well, that would explain it,’ he is said to have responded, ‘… but I wonder what his real reason was.’ The right-wing chattering class keep looking for ‘the real reason’ behind what Trump is doing and ignoring the reasons that are in front of their faces.

Trump’s critics have the same psycological problem. The essence of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is the persistent delusion that because Trump does X he is some sort of X-ist, without giving serious consideration to the fact that in this particular situation Trump decided to do X but in a different situation might just as readily decided to do Y or Z. The ruling Washington establishment keeps running all over the map trying to cope with the fact that Trump keeps sneaking out of the little ideological boxes that everybody from the New York Times to CNN keeps trying to cram him into. They just finish crying ‘He’s a racist!’ when he invites a black family to visit the White House. They just finish crying ‘He’s a sexist!’ when he appoints a woman to a significant job like Ambassador to the UN or Press Secretary. They just finish crying ‘He hates Jews!’ while ignoring the fact that his daughter, son-in-law (whom they hate), and grandkids are Jewish. There is no sort of popular Leftists bugaboo ‘-ism’ that has been applied to Trump that doesn’t have multiple counter-examples demonstrating that that particular shoe doesn’t fit. It makes their heads explode and provides a great deal of entertainment for the people in the stands, but there’s no future in it.

So don’t go looking for the mythical Trumpism where it isn’t to be found. Whenever Trump does something, ask yourself ‘What problem is he trying to solve?’ and you’ll be better off.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

15th December 2017

Thom Hartmann: Trump’s Tweet Slamming Gillibrand is ‘Impeachable’ Offense  Uh, no, it isn’t.

Donald Trump ‘not welcome’ in London borough after council passes motion opposing US President’s visit  As if Trump were any of their business. The proliferation of buttinskys around the world is a sign of the End Times.

More than half of Americans say Donald Trump should resign over sexual harassment claims  Which he won’t, so why they’re wasting their time with these bogus polls escapes me. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again in the sure and certain belief that ‘this time is different’.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: It ‘Isn’t an Opinion’ to Say That Trump Is a ‘Bully’  No, it’s an illusion perceived by people with a political bias.

REPORT: Feminist Lawyer Promised Cash To Trump Sexual Harassment Accusers  Hey, it’s TOTALLY justified because Trump!

US becoming ‘world champion of extreme inequality’ under Donald Trump, says UN poverty envoy  Just exactly how is he doing that? They never say. It’s just trash-talk.

Another errant anti-Trump hit piece from the Washington Post

Seriously? Ellen DeGeneres Turns to Hillary Clinton to Ask: Can Trump Last Four Years?  More wishful thinking.

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BLM Activist Launches ‘Church For Black Men’ To Address ‘Black Suffering’

15th December 2017

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Presumably this is the suffering of black men rather than the suffering they inflict on others.

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Philly Votes to Regulate Bulletproof Glass in Corner Stores

15th December 2017

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The Philadelphia City Council’s Public Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill yesterday to regulate the use of bulletproof glass at food establishments. The original bill would have banned bulletproof glass outright, but that was changed following backlash from store owners, who said the glass was needed for their protection.

Democratic Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a primary sponsor of the bill, insisted these delis were the cause, not an effect, of trouble in her district.

Here’s Cindy Bass:

Cindy Bass for 8th District - 1 Minute Candidate

“We want to make sure that there isn’t this sort of indignity, in my opinion, to serving food through a Plexiglas only in certain neighborhoods,” Bass said.

The single most fundamental function of government is to preserve the peace. Most people interpret that as including protecting the life and property of law-abiding citizens.

Bass’s ignores the fact that black neighborhoods tend to be more dangerous, especially to storekeepers, than non-black neighborhoods. Bullet-proof glass is expensive; stores wouldn’t use it if it weren’t needed.

I guess it’s too much to ask that Cindy Bass work toward making the neighborhood one in which bulletproof glass is not needed, rather than worrying about the sensitivity of our native criminal class.

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Thought for the Day: Well, Yeah

15th December 2017

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

15th December 2017

Iranian Honor Killing in Hamburg

Two Dead, Several Injured In Dutch Stabbings

Maastricht stabbing: Two people killed and several injured in knife attack in Dutch city

Somalia’s Defense Minister Calls For More US Drone Strikes

New Study: Middle Easterners 34 Times More Likely to Fake Hate Incidents

Iraq executes 38 Isis suspects on terrorism charges

Rohingya crisis: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed in one month, say Doctors Without Borders

Isis-supporting husband and wife jailed for 26 years for planning UK terror attack

Mohammed Awan: Isis suicide bomber’s brother convicted of preparing terror attack in UK

iWe: 40,000 British Girl Victims of Pakistani Grooming Gangs

An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam

Muslim Nations Unite Against Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Iran Looks to Seize Opportunity as Rivals Fall

New Jersey Imam Rages In Antisemitic Sermon

Egyptian pop singer sent to prison for two years over video that ‘incited debauchery’

Turkey’s President Erdogan tells Jerusalem summit Israel is an ‘occupying’ and ‘terror’ state

Outrage as family of failed suicide bomber complain THEY have been mistreated by law enforcement

What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Erdogan Invokes Islamic Text Sanctioning Killing Jews at Party Convention

Iranian media in tailspin over female British diplomat’s lack of headscarf

Akayed Ullah: New York bomb suspect charged with terorr offences

New Jersey Mosque Features Call for Genocide

US Teen Charged With Planning Terror Attack, Trying To Join ISIS

Ibrahim Munir, the Man Who Keeps the Muslim Brotherhood Alive

Suspected NYC Subway Bomber Hit With State Terrorism Charges  Will the Islamophobia never cease?

The Fruit of Chain Migration

Jew-Hatred in Sweden

Tomio Okamura: “Violent Acts Are an Indivisible Part of the Political Doctrine of Islam”

Family Of Alleged Port Authority Terrorist ‘Outraged’ Over Police Behavior  Of course they are.

White House: 142,000 Bangladeshis In US Under Family Visa Laws

Alleged NYC Terrorist Got To US Through Chain Migration

A Suicide Bomber Attacks the New York City Subway… and Life Goes On

BRATTON: NYC Attack ‘ISIS Inspired,’ Suspect ‘Possibly’ Bangladeshi Immigrant

Muslim leaders visit Swedish synagogue in show of support following anti-Semitic events

Indonesia’s Muslims burn Donald Trump’s image in protest at decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Three arrested for Molotov cocktail attack on synagogue in Sweden

UK police hold training exercise to prepare for chemical attack on Israeli embassy

Paris Residents Threaten Hunger Strike If Migrants Aren’t Cleared From The Streets

German Intel Agency Reports Rapid Increase In Islamic Radicals

Turkey Rejects “Moderate Islam”

Pentagon Expects To Battle Islamic Terrorists In Somalia For Two More Years

London ‘grooming gang’ exposed as police warn abuse happening across Britain

British-Pakistani researchers say 84% of grooming gang members are Asian: ‘It’s very important we talk about it’

Israeli security guard stabbed and ‘seriously wounded’ at Jerusalem bus station

The Army of Mohammed is Returning … To Malmö

Theresa May warns Isis is ‘not yet defeated’ after Iraq declares victory in war with extremist group

Chronicler of Islamic State ‘killing machine’ goes public

Jerusalem latest: Two dead in fresh Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip after ‘Day of Rage’

Palestinians Advance the Peace Process by Shooting Rockets at Israel From Gaza

CAIR Lashes Out at ‘Heretical’ Muslims

IPT Exclusive: U.S.-Based Imam Prays That “Allah Destroy the Zionists”

Age Tests Show Thousands Of ‘Underaged’ Migrants In Sweden Lied About Age

Palestinian Killed In Gaza Clashes Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Palestinian Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’ Provoke Clashes With Israeli Forces

Jailhouse Jihadi: The Intriguing Case of Casey Charles Spain

Jerusalem protests latest: Two Palestinians shot dead ‘by Israeli soldiers’ in ‘Day of Rage’, say officials  No mention of what the ‘Palestinians’ were doing, because that’s not part of the Narrative.

Mohammed Abdallah: How an unemployed Manchester cannabis dealer became an Isis sniper in Syria

President Trump’s Jerusalem decision risks uniting the entire Arab world against the US  When has the ‘entire Arab world’ ever united? On anything?

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Labor Board Reverses Obama-Era Employment Standards

14th December 2017

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a former President Barack Obama-era policy Thursday, that held employers responsible for violations committed by their subcontractors.

Another nail in the coffin of Obama’s statist legacy.

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Interactive Hate Hoax Map

14th December 2017

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Can’t tell the oppressors without a score card.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

14th December 2017

A YUGE Amount Of Media Reporting Has Devolved Into Anti-Trump Fanfiction

Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama should make Donald Trump nervous  But it won’t. Very little makes Trump nervous. He makes other people nervous.

The Year of the Headless Liberal Chicken

Prepare Yourselves For Another Awards Speech Aimed At Donald Trump  Trump is living rent-free in so many celebrity heads, he ought to start his own AirB&B franchise.

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Trump Has Set a Judicial Confirmation Record in First Year

14th December 2017

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But you have to remember that Trump has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in his first year in office.

One of my beefs with the Bushes is that they didn’t do enough with judges.

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Science Proves Santa’s Reindeer Are Actually All Female

14th December 2017

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As Christmas quickly approaches and our ears fill with the sounds of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” it is impossible to ignore the festive spirit surrounding the year-end.

And one Twitter user, Cat Reynolds, has given us even more reason to celebrate.

She posted that all of Santa’s reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph – are female, an observation that immediately went viral.

According to experts, Reynolds’ tweet is likely accurate – because male reindeer shed their antlers at the end of the mating season in early December, while females sport their thinner antlers throughout the winter.

Well. There it is. Cue proglodyte calls on Santa Claus to resign in disgrace.

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The Rackets

14th December 2017

ZMan indulges in a little conspiracy theory.

Normal people wonder why the media is so corrupt and the answer lies in the financial arrangements. Cable news channels exist only because cable monopolies exist. The monopolies exist because they are sold by the government. The rich people who own these channels hire people to extol the virtues of rich people. The think tanks and foundations provide the content and experts, so the news presenters can have an easy time celebrating the rich people. It is a closed loop designed to close off alternatives.

Full disclosure: Maggie Gallagher is a friend of mine from Yale and if she’s getting $140k from a foundation she deserves every penny of it.

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Unfair & Unbalanced: CNN Voter Panel Manages to Exclude Roy Moore Supporters

14th December 2017

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On Thursday’s New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota presented a group of six Donald Trump voters to discuss, in part, the Alabama Senate special election, and the group somehow managed to exclude voters who actually supported Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Even though the Republican nominee received almost half the vote in a state where Trump won 62 percent — meaning an overwhelming percentage of Trump voters must have supported Moore — all three of the Alabama voters included on the panel voiced their opposition to him.

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Lessons of Identity

14th December 2017

ZMan unpacks the zeitgeist.

One of the remarkable things about identity politics is that the only group of humans not embracing identity politics are modern western white people. That’s not entirely accurate, as some elements of the white population embrace identity politics. It’s just not white identity politics. The groups that do embrace some form of identity politics, seem to look for groupings that are, to one degree or another, anti-white. That’s the reality of identity politics. It is not just a thing whites don’t do. It is something that only anti-whites do.

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Media Lap up Barkley’s Criticism of Moore without Reporting His Own Sordid Background

14th December 2017

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Left-stream media are so willing to use anyone to bash Republicans that it doesn’t matter a wit to them if their source has an arrest record and a disturbing past. Charles Barkley, a former NBA player and current TNT basketball commentator, bashed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and the conservatives in his home state of Alabama, but media lapped up his disdain for the Right without questioning his criminal past.

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Thought for the Day

14th December 2017

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Laser-Boron Fusion Now ‘Leading Contender’ for Energy

14th December 2017

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Dramatic advances in powerful, high-intensity lasers are making it viable for scientists to pursue what was once thought impossible: creating fusion energy based on hydrogen-boron reactions. And an Australian physicist is in the lead, armed with a patented design and working with international collaborators on the remaining scientific challenges.

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Aborted Baby Parts Sellers Are Shut Down; the View’s Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Hardest Hit

13th December 2017

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In November 2015, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar at The View rudely shut down then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, insisting that she was lying when she stated that Planned Parenthood had admitted to harvesting baby parts from aborted fetuses.

On Friday, in a development which is predictably failing to get the media visibility it deserves, Orange County’s district attorney announced a $7.8 million settlement with two California companies accused of “selling fetal-derived cells and tissues” obtained from fetal body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. When will ABC demand that Whoopi and Joy apologize to Fiorina — and to the nation?

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Republican Tax Deal Opens Up Protected Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

13th December 2017

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The ‘wildlife refuge’ in question is ANWR, which covers 19 million acres, of which only 1.5 million (about 8%) is being made available for drilling. The pictures I’ve seen of ANWR show the most desolate area of nothing I’ve ever seen; it’s not as if it’s crawling with endangered species.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

13th December 2017

Roy Moore loses to Doug Jones in humiliating Senate result for Donald Trump  Uh, ‘humiliating’? How? Moore lost by a razor-thin margin after serving as a Crustian piñata since his primary win. Trump’s only involvement was to endorse Moore because he was — wait for it — the Republican candidate. If anyone was humiliated it was the Washington establishment, who almost got their asses handed to them. If Trump had not been President, they would have won it walking away.

Trump ‘isn’t fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library’, says USA Today in searing editorial  Don’t hold it in, tell us how you really feel.

Roy Moore’s defeat is the biggest sign of hope for Americans wanting to stop Trump  Grasping at straws.

Trump poll: ‘Idiot’ most common word used by voters to describe US President  And yet he keeps winning. How about that.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza: Is Trump ‘Unaware Of How Words Mean Things?’  Is Chris Cillizza unaware that Trump is living rent-free in his head?

Past Three Months Of Trump Coverage 91 Percent Negative  It sure seems like more.

Anderson Cooper says his tweets calling Trump a ‘pathetic loser’ were posted by hacker What makes it effective is that everybody is prepared to believe it.

Meryl Streep: ‘I Don’t Want To Be’ A Political Leader Under Trump  Good thing that that’s not likely to happen.

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Chicago’s New Motto Is ‘a City Trump Will Never Sleep in’, Says Mayor

13th December 2017

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Of course not. He doesn’t want to get shot.

Personally, I can’t think of anything in my life that would be improved by going anywhere near Chicago.

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Presidential Approval Polls

13th December 2017

Scott Adams thinks they’re no longer useful.

The DemLegHump Media take great comfort in any poll anywhere that says Trump has a low approval rating. For an ordinary politician, this would be significant. For Trump, it’s not, because the available evidence indicates that Trump doesn’t give a shit about polls. The whole point of ‘approval polls’ is to put pressure on elected officials between elections, and if the elected official in question is pressure-proof (as Trump has demonstrated himself to be), then it’s really just a waste of money.

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Ideas for Improving Life in High Crime Areas

13th December 2017

Scott Adams has another outside-the-box idea.

Crime is the base problem for a number of poor urban areas. Wherever you have high crime, you have trouble attracting employers. And without employment options, you end up with poverty, a low tax base to support schools, hopelessness, drug dealing, and the rest. So I thought I would share some ideas for reducing urban crime. The first idea comes from Black Lives Matters out of New York. I can’t judge this sort of idea from my suburban home in California, but I share it with you because it belongs in the conversation. There is a small experiment going on in part of Harlem that has drastically reduced violent gun crime. Police say the big difference is the number of illegal guns they took out of the neighborhoods in question, but they also credit a group called Street Corner Resources with “. . . a mix of adult education courses, connections to legal and housing help and free job placement programs that would result in positions that could pay $40 to $50 a day more than selling drugs.”

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The Truth About Racial Profiling Is That Everyone Does It, Especially Leftists

13th December 2017

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My black brother who lives in Baltimore said something that has stuck with me. He said, “I am tired of having to show people (whites) that I am not like them (black thugs).” His comment was made to convince me that NFL players have valid reasons for protesting our country.

I told my brother it is not white America’s fault that blacks commit more crimes than any other race except whites. Blacks are only 13% of the population.

White Americans did not burden my brother with constantly having to show he is not a thug, blacks did. Like our dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus, my brother is highly respected in his community; awarded for his service as commissioner of his county’s youth football league. However, my brother does dress urban style — the causal attire typical of inner city blacks. No, he does not wear his pants below his butt.

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Infamous Racist Trump Invites Black Family to White House

13th December 2017

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The president sought to bolster his base with a speech from the White House Wednesday afternoon. In the speech, Trump touted the merits of the tax plan, bringing forward families who would benefit from it.  Trump brought forward pastor Leon and wife Marie Benjamin along with their children as an example of a family who will get a larger tax refund under the plan. The president invited the pastor to speak, and what he said next was amazing.  

“To God be the glory!” Benjamin said loudly into the microphone.

How politically incorrect.

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Palestinian Authority Says US ‘Unfit’ for Any Role in Peace Talks

13th December 2017

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What peace talks? Every time somebody organizes ‘peace talks’ the Muslim side wrecks it.

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Another Kind of Bubble

13th December 2017

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The most valued skill in this town is the ability to navigate the structure and processes of federal legislation, litigation, regulation, grant-making, and enforcement. These are legitimate skills with a market value for persons and groups with interests to be protected or advanced. Don’t knock it. Lobbyists protect you from most of the steady stream of cosmic stupidity that flows from the Good Idea Elves on Capitol Hill and within the agencies.

The problem is that these insider skills do not easily translate into useful tools for dealing with problems, issues, and realities outside of the federal processes. And people who are really good at these intra-Washington processes are often promoted to positions where the dominant tasks and issues are literally outside the box where their expertise and experience resides.

The reason lobbyists get rich is because they are much in demand. The reason they are much in demand is because the government can royally screw you over and will if you don’t defend yourself against it. Microsoft found this out in the 1990s and their Washington presence went from a few simple sales offices to a huge lobbying force as a result.

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Trump Administration to Open Oil & Gas Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

13th December 2017

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Apparently, after his ‘humiliating’ defeat in Alabama (where he wasn’t on the ticket), Trump has decided to put another nail in the coffin of the Obama Legacy.

That sure looks like winning to me.

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Warren Demands McConnell Seat Jones Immediately

13th December 2017

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Ever notice that Democrats think that they run things, even when they don’t?

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Thought for the Day

13th December 2017

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Jones Wins: Al Franken Hardest Hit

13th December 2017

Steven Hayward totes it up.

I might as well get into the “hot take” game. Democrats and their media echo chamber will openly celebrate Doug Jones’s narrow win in Alabama, but inside I’ll bet they are actually disappointed. There is little chance they can hold this seat in 2020 (unless Republicans nominate Roy Moore again). Meanwhile, Jones deprives them of their favorite talking point that Republicans are all drooling knuckle-dragging morons. Worse, it means Al Franken will likely have to go through with his resignation after all. I’d bet money that a polygraph examination would reveal that Franken was secretly hoping for a Moore victory. It was his only chance of hanging on.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

12th December 2017

CNN Doubles Down On Trump Diet Advice  Damn, I’m glad they don’t have anything more important to do.

New York bomber blamed Donald Trump for terrorism before attack: ‘Trump, you failed to protect your nation’

Vanity Fair: ‘Will Donald Trump Take Facebook and Twitter Down With Him?’  Uh, no.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hate Trump so much they might reunite  Who says Trump never accomplished anything?

59 female Democrats call for Trump to be investigated over sexual harassment allegations  A fairly obvious political ploy that might work on anybody but Trump.

Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Think’ Trump ‘Should Have Ever Been President’  Yeah, that’s news.

Trump Wins Defamation Court Case Over His Twitter Account

Donald Trump Is Slut-Shaming Everyone, According To Liz Warren  Everybody but Elizabeth Warren, obviously.

WashPost’s Marcus Admits ‘Democratic Tilt’ to Mueller Investigative Team  Oh, ya think?

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Women Prefer Stronger-Looking Men, Study Finds

12th December 2017

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What a shock.

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Night Bus With Beds for Late Night Revelers Could Soon Take You Home

12th December 2017

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We have the technology.

I’d want to see this thing go under an overpass safely first.

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A Homeless Camp Sparked Fire That Ravaged LA’s Wealthiest Zip Code

12th December 2017

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Another blow against wealth inequality. Democrats ought to be jubilant. Bernie Sanders ought to be ecstatic.

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This Human-Sized Penguin Isn’t Vven the Largest Ancient Penguin We Know About

12th December 2017

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The largest was, of course, Sister Mary Elephant.

They would, however, make a great Disney movie.

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Nanoparticles Could Detect Tiny Tumours Months Earlier Than an MRI Scan, Study Finds

12th December 2017

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We have the technology … Real Soon Now.

(Sorry, but Tiny Tumors sounds like a kid’s book written by a feminist.)

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Man Beaten to Near Death by Left-Wing Extremists for Wearing Flag Suspenders

12th December 2017

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How come the anti-fascist crowd keeps acting like, well, fascists?

The German term for ‘anti-semitism’ is judenhasse, jew-hatred. There ought to be a corresponding term for America-hatred.

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Colleges Recruit ‘Therapy Llamas’ To Comfort Stressed Students

12th December 2017

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Plus you can shave them and use the hair to knit socks. Win-win!

And you won’t EVER have to worry about coyotes on campus, unless they’re smuggling illegal immigrants to take advantage of special in-state tuition rates. Such a deal!

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Florida Bill Would Make it a Crime to be the Victim of Auto Theft

12th December 2017

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Florida state Rep. Wengay Newton (D–St. Petersburg) is so tough on auto theft that he wants to punish the crime’s victims as well.

Newton has introduced a bill that would make it a criminal offense to have your car stolen if you leave it unlocked with the keys inside. His legislation would make this a second-degree misdemeanor; violators would face fines of up to $500 and jail time of up to 60 days.

Democrats — they never cease to amaze.

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Liberal Media Attack Bullied Child’s Mother As a ‘Racist Money-Grabber’

12th December 2017

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The left has found itself stuck between a rock and a hard place. Bullying is bad, on the one hand, but on the other hand, isn’t it important to stick to the narrative of racism?

When a video of middle school student Keaton Jones addressing his bullies went viral, everyone was sympathetic. It wasn’t until two photos of Keaton’s mother holding a confederate flag was discovered that celebrities and journalists started to turn their backs to little Keaton’s plight. After all, racism is one of the few mortal sins left in the liberal media.

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“Why did climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 this weekend?”

12th December 2017

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This weekend, 25,000 Earth, Sun, and planetary scientists from across the US and abroad flew to New Orleans for the annual American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. These scientists study the impact global warming is having on Earth. Unfortunately, their air travel to and from the meeting will contribute to that warming by emitting around 30,000 tonnes of CO2.

Hey, some pigs are more equal than others.

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