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Trump 76% in Washington primary

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Sure, the other candidates suspended their campaigns, but Cruz, Kasich and Carson were all still on the ballot so people could have come out to vote for them if the people hate Trump as much as the liberal mainstream media likes to imagine that they do.

Meanwhile, there are violent anti-Trump protests in New Mexico. No doubt, the MSM will consider this proof that Trump is the next Hitler. But when Bernie’s supporters protest against Hillary, and we can see that coming, you can be sure that Hillary won’t be blamed for anything.

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I see many Mexican flags being waved at the violent anti-Trump protests.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 24, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Posted in Politics

Belinda Carlisle – Mad About You

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Belinda Carlisle (when she was in her late twenties) is way more beautiful than Stacy’s mom. I am envious of the guy she is mad about.

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May 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

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Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

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Perhaps my favorite one-hit wonder from the 1980s.

Jenny only appears briefly in the video, but she’s way prettier than Stacy’s mom. I have no idea what the kid in the other video sees in Stacy’s mom. Although presumably Stacy’s mom’s phone number isn’t written on a bathroom wall with the annotation “for a good time call.”

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May 24, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Music videos

Bernie Sanders, self-hating Jew, appoints anti-Semite

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Bernie Sanders appointed James Zogby, an Israel-hating anti-Semitic terrorist-supporting Arab, to the committee to write the Democratic Party platform.

In the past week there have been numerous articles about the anti-Semitism of Trump supporters (thus proving that Trump is the next Hitler), but I am sure those same pundits will be mum about Bernie Sanders putting an anti-Semite (but an anti-Semite who speaks with a proper SWPL-class vocabulary) into a position of real power.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 24, 2016 at 11:42 am

Posted in Politics

Silicon Valley hates Trump, supports Hillary

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At least that’s what a Los Angeles Times article says.

Silicon Valley wants the status quo of unlimited immigration and unlimited outsourcing to China to continue.

[Branko Cerny, a founder of a start-up that helps busy people organize their lives] said he had been invited to “a number focus groups hosted by high-net-worth individuals in Silicon Valley” who are strategizing against Trump, though he acknowledged that the voters drawn to Trump are not especially open to hearing counter-arguments from ultra-wealthy Silicon Valley elites.

“There is a lot of talk about how can we do more harm than good if we get involved,” he said. “A lot of really smart people are out of ideas for how to prevent that.”

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May 24, 2016 at 9:04 am

Posted in Politics

Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

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I never heard of the group or the song before today, but YouTube recommended it for me, and YouTube was right, I enjoyed it very much.

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Stacy is pretty hot for a girl of her age, I don’t know why the kid in the video is lusting after some woman old enough to be his mother instead of Stacy.

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May 23, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Posted in Music videos

Good news for Trump in Virginia!

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The latest Virginia poll shows Trump tied with Clinton.

Obama beat Romney by nearly 4 points in Virginia (51.16% – 47.28%), so polls are continuing to break in Trump’s direction.

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May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

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Trump ahead 0.2% points in RealClearPolitics polling average!

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RealClearPolitics polling average based on the last five polls shows Trump leading Clinton by 0.2%.

Back in Febrauary I wrote:

The polls today still reflect the spin of the MSM that Trump is a bozo racist who has no chance of even winning the nomination of his own party, let alone the White House. But after Trump wins the Republican nomination in a much more decisive fashion than either Romney or McCain before him, and the Republican establishment starts publicly stating their support for him, he will gather to himself much social proof which he currently lacks, and this will push him several percentage points ahead of Hillary in the polls.

I was somewhat wrong about Trump winning very decisively, because I didn’t foresee that the GOPe would decide that they wanted to lose with Cruz rather than win with Trump. But now that Trump is the presumptive nominee, what I predicted about social proof is coming true and now Trump leads in the polls against Hillary.

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May 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

Posted in Politics

The NY Times editorial board moves in the correct direction on college, but…

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So the NY Times editorial board finally notices that there are too many college graduates and not enough jobs.

[T]he economy does not produce enough jobs that require college degrees. Private-sector white-collar jobs can increasingly be moved offshore and automated, while public-sector jobs that require degrees, notably teaching, have been decimated by deep layoffs and feeble hiring. Business investment and consumer spending have suffered in the busts of recent decades, and government spending has not picked up the slack, leading to chronic shortfalls in demand for goods, services and employees. One sign of the downshift is that much of the recent job growth has been in lower-paying occupations. Worse, there is little evidence of a turnaround. In the past five years, postings for jobs that do not require a college degree have steadily outpaced postings for those that do.

Unfortunately, the Editorial Board is clueless about the most obvious way to increase outcomes for college graduates. We need less immigration. Immigrants are streaming into the country and they are taking jobs that could have been done by American college graduates.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

Posted in Labor Markets

Humans soon to become useless

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Article at The Guardian:

Modern political and economic structures were built on humans being useful to the state: most notably as workers and soldiers, Harari argues. With those roles taken on by machines, our political and economic systems will simply stop attaching much value to humans, he argues.

Perhaps that Harari guy has been reading my blog? In 2011 I wrote:

What will happen when we are able to produce robots that can do even more jobs currently done by humans?

The prevailing wisdom is that people will move on to higher level work, like robot engineering and programming or creating art and literature. But that ignores the truth of HBD. Most people aren’t smart enough to do any of these things. And as far as robot engineering goes, I suspect that smart Chinese engineers will do this for a lot less money than smart Americans.

The standard libertarian response is “don’t worry, the free market will take care of everything,” but believing that the free market can take care of everything is almost like believing that God will take care of everything. Libertarians already vastly overestimate the efficiency as well as the actual freeness of the market, and we are moving into uncharted territories here.

I think that with the libertarian model, as the majority of humans become useless, we will, quite ironically, be afflicted with mass poverty even though we have moved into an era in which vast amounts of goods can be produced with hardly any labor. What incentive will there be to give the poor people even a fraction of this bounty if their labor contributions are worthless compared to more efficient robots?

As usual, other people get credit for being forward thinkers when I was thinking about this stuff five years ago.

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May 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Robots

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