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Mike Huckabee in the National Review Corner

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At the National Review Corner, Henry Olsen says that Ted Cruz has no chance against Mike Huckabee, because a conservative dark horse candidate needs to win Iowa to rise to prominence, and Huckabee has a lock on Iowa which he won previously in 2008 when he had less name recognition and less money. And Huckabee has a commanding lead over other candidates in the latest Iowa poll.

I was the first person to predict that Mike Huckabee would win the 2016 Republican nomination. The National Review pundits are catching up to me.

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There’s one person who might beat Huckabee in Iowa if he decides to run: Mitt Romney.

Nixon lost the presidential election in 1960, but tried again a few years later and won, so it’s not crazy at all. Only in the most recent decades have people suddenly decided that once you win your party nomination and then lose, this means you can never run again.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 19, 2014 at 8:06 am

Posted in Politics

United Kingdom still united

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I’m disappointed. I was hoping that the Scots would vote to secede because it would have been a very interesting social, political and economic experiment.

I think the lesson here is that people fear change. And the British MSM was opposed to independence, and you should never doubt the propaganda power of the MSM.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

Posted in International

Bocca Cucina Italiana vs Chef Boyardee

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I bought some cheese ravioli for $9.50 plus tax at Bocca Cucina Italiana, one of many takeout lunch places in midtown with many different food stations, including a pasta station. It may not be a real Italian restaurant (despite the pretentious name), but it’s still pretty good. I will miss places like this if I ever leave Manhattan.

Unlike the wimpy tomato broth in which the Chef Boyardee ravioli floated, this ravioli was covered with a marinara sauce that had real tomato chunks, as well as chunks of onions. The ravioli was al dente, and not soft and mushy like the Chef Boyardee ravioli. And so far, there is no funky aftertaste.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Parents moving to be near their kids’ boarding school

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Leaving Home, but Not the Folks:

In towns like Lakeville, Washington Depot and Sharon, Conn.; Millbrook, N.Y.; Deerfield and North Andover, Mass.; and Newport and Middletown, R.I., some families are buying or renting houses and apartments to be close to their children, who are living in dorms.

It’s a practice nearly unheard-of in decades past, although it is the case that Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s mother followed him to college at West Point, renting a suite at a hotel overlooking the school. While Pinky MacArthur exhibited a 19th-century version of helicopter-parent behavior — nudging her son to study, writing a chief of staff to encourage him to promote her boy — these parents’ choices, they say, reflect a confluence of factors: a new emphasis on family life and new realities regarding work flexibility and longevity.

I think this is an example of the modern trend of high-investment parenting. In the past, boarding school was a way for the rich to enjoy themselves and not have to devote time to taking care of their children the way poor people had to. But apparently, those attitudes are changing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

Posted in Wealth

Commander Adama’s wife is very young

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

The hypocrisy of some HBD blog readers

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If a NAM appears unintelligent, it’s because of genes.

If Sarah Palin appears unintelligent, it’s because of a liberal media conspiracy.

If NAMs get into a fistfight, it’s bad behavior, they should go to jail.

If the Palin family gets into a fistfight, it’s white people righteously defending their honor, we should vote for them.

If a teenage NAM has a baby out of wedlock, it’s a big social problem.

If a teenage Palin daughter has a baby out of wedlock, she is respected for her “courage” and we should vote for her mother.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Chef Boyardee mini ravioli

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This is surprisingly tasty for prole food. It only costs $2.87 and comes in a microwaveable container that you can eat from and then throw into the garbage: super-convenient.

Because the ravioli are swimming in an abundant tomato broth (with a pleasant hint of onion and beef flavor), this is a delicacy best eaten with a spoon.

I bet that proles who live in the suburbs can go to Costco and buy a big carton of these for half the price that I paid at CVS.


This stuff has a funky aftertaste that repeats for hours. I’m afraid I have to take back my positive review.


Regarding the issue of whether this canned food is full of “chemicals,” CamelCaseRob writes:

I’m afraid this is all in your head. People eat “chemical” food and grow up big and strong and healthy and live long lives.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Posted in Proles


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