Lion of the Blogosphere

Slow blogging

Maybe I’ll be able to get back to regular blogging later this week.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM

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  1. What’s really weird about the TruCons is that they think Cruz can win the election. They really believe that the overwhelming majority of Trump’s supporters are either Democrats or people who didn’t vote and that the Republican party doesn’t need them to win.

    If they were saying, “yeah we need Trump’s supporters to beat the Dems but they are so toxic that we would rather just lose to Hillary”, I would respect that. That is how I feel about *them*.

    But claiming that they don’t need us or that we are just a bunch of prole losers who wouldn’t vote anyway is DailyKos levels of delusion. Actually it is worse.

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing, in the universe more revolting than the TruCon. Not the immigrant, the liberal or the establishment hack. TruCons must be destroyed. And they will be.

    I want a Cruz nomination because I want to drink RedState tears when Cruz loses worse than McCain.

    Exterminate the TruCons!

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 25, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    • Lion, please allow OTS or TUJ to guest blog while you’re away.

      Horace Pinker

      April 25, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    • While I agree with you, there’s no need for Cruz to lose. I think Trump has both the nomination as well as the general in the bag.


      April 26, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    • Lion, please allow OTS or TUJ to guest blog while you’re away.

      I’m going to be posting a link to my upcoming blog in about two weeks – it’s much delayed but it’s difficult balancing blogging with work.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 26, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    • What’s really weird about the TruCons is that they think Cruz can win the election.

      Many have even weirder views such as that we are living in “the end of days” and Jesus is going to return soon so we need to get ready.

      Which to some like Glen Beck and Ted Cruz’ father means we need to elect Ted Cruz, the Chosen One.


      April 26, 2016 at 11:04 PM

  2. Where will people go to denounce the Cruz-Casich alliance that aims to stop the Donald?


    April 25, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    • Where will people go to denounce the Cruz-Casich alliance that aims to stop the Donald?

      Where is the Enquirer story about Cruz’s philandering? If they had dropped their oppo research on Cruz weeks ago Cruz’s campaign might already be suspended.

      Does Manafort, like Lewandowski, want to tolerate Cruz delaying the inevitable when Manafort could easily end the primary this week with a few carefully selected videos leaked to TMZ/Drudge/TNE of Cruz leaving the same restaurant with the same woman every Tuesday and Thursday?

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 25, 2016 at 9:55 PM

  3. Ok, then I will ask a question.

    Trump: Master at persuasion or just master at self-promotion?

    Average Man

    April 25, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    • Why not both?


      April 25, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    • just master at self promotion. He’s a flamboyant, alpha male, master showman. Not a genius.

      Otis the Sweaty

      April 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    • Either way, it’s working.


      April 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    • If Trump really cared about fixing the problems he sees in America, immigrants or trade deals or abortion or the way the GOP primaries operate or whatever, he wouldn’t say things like “If I lose you’ll never see me again.” He is transparently running for president to feed his own ego, and he is doing it on the cheap, not bothering to spend time or money to figure out how the GOP nomination works or to come up with plans for policies to enact once he gets elected.


      April 25, 2016 at 8:53 PM

      • He is transparently running for president to feed his own ego

        As opposed to the true motivation of every other person who has ever run for office.


        April 26, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    • le sigh….What’s the difference?


      April 26, 2016 at 10:16 PM

  4. Hahaha! Now imagine that you are a Cruz supporter and Cruz tells you to vote for Kasich in a certain state? Lol! What a loser! An idiot! Who in his right mind is gonna do it? This is the guy that kept talking that he is gonna win blah-blah-blah. What a moron! Who’s gonna vote for these two losers now? I mean, if I like Cruz, I don’t like Kasich and vice versa. They are so stupid. What a stupid party! Wow! They are finished, done for.

    Hey Maryk, will you vote for Kasich because loser Cruz tells you?


    April 25, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    • Yakov, I don’t take orders from Ted Cruz. I vote the way I think I should. Since I live in New York, I already voted. And yes, it was for Cruz, which puts me in the 18% category among Republican New Yorkers.


      April 28, 2016 at 2:03 PM

  5. If you need a guest blogger in the meantime, I’ll step in for you here.

    Dave Pinsen

    April 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM

  6. Yuuuuge. Couldn’t ask for a more perfect endorsement to shift nice Midwesterners into the straight-talking shitlord column.


    April 25, 2016 at 8:50 PM

  7. I watched the entire video “sinking of titanic in real time”. Pretty interesting. Overall the ship took a lot longer to sink than I thought, but when it reached a certain point it went down like a rock. If you have some free time to kill it’s worth giving it a look. (If nothing else, we can comment on whether “women and children only” would fly in today’s world.)

    Raoul Duke

    April 25, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    • Are you making an analogy to Cruz, or to America?


      April 26, 2016 at 11:27 PM

  8. Hopefully you are enjoying life a little? I imagine you with a little hottie like this:


    April 26, 2016 at 1:00 AM

  9. There’s a certain irony that the craftiest most politically Machiavellian character on George R.R. Martin/HBO’s Game of Throne’s has the street name, “little finger”.


    April 26, 2016 at 11:41 AM

  10. Tampa Tribune, 04/26/16 – It’s official: Millennials have surpassed baby boomers to become America’s largest living generation

    The term “millennial” comes with many different connotations. They like socialism. They don’t eat breakfast cereal. They save more money than previous generations. They enjoy a work-life balance, and they often don’t think they’re millennials. Now, they’re the largest living generation in the United States.

    Pew Research Center broke down population estimates released earlier this month by the United States Census Bureau. For this exercise, the millennial generation included anyone who was 18 to 34 years old in 2015. Therefore, the oldest millennial was born in 1981 and the youngest in 1997.

    By that definition, there are now 75.4 million living millennials, which is a half-million more than the 74.9 million living baby boomers, who were defined as anyone who was 51 to 69 years old in 2015. The interim generation — Generation X — is projected to follow suit and surpass baby boomers by 2028, Pew also projected…

    But the number of millennials is rising partly due to an influx of young immigrants, according to Pew…The share of people age 20 to 34 who were born in a foreign country is now around 15 percent — much higher than it was in 1950 and near the peak of almost 20 percent seen in 1910 during the last great wave of immigration to the United States.”…

    As the country moves forward on issues like marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage, the shifting population could have major political implications. A Gallup poll from last October found 71 percent of them supported marijuana legalization. That same year, Pew found 70 percent were in favor of gay marriage.

    Hispanic millennials, in particular, are likely to be a rising influence in upcoming elections. This year, 44 percent of the 27.3 million eligible Hispanic voters are millennials, according to Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends. That’s about 12 million votes, which are focused heavily in California, Texas and New York. The Democrats have noticed and are creating an organization called “Battleground Texas” with the goal of engaging young voters in that state – particularly Latino voters — and turning it blue…

    E. Rekshun

    April 26, 2016 at 11:41 AM

  11. The Unz Review, 04/21/16 – Capitalism and the Minimum Wage: “I Got Mine, Screw You.”

    To understand the arguments of capitalists against the minimum wage, follow the money. In all the thickets of pious reasoning about the merits of capitalism and the market, and of freedom of contract, and of allowing this marvelous mechanism to work its magic, and of what Adam Smith said, the key is the dollar. The rest is fraud. Carefully ignored is the question that will be crucial in coming decades: What to do about an ever-increasing number of people for whom there is no work.

    There is of course much hypocrisy in the theoretical edifice. For example, businessmen arguer that the minimum wage constitutes intolerable interference by the government in the conduct of business—meanwhile sending armies of lobbyists to Washington to make the government interfere in the conduct of business. In fact capitalists have no objection to federal meddling. They just want it to be such meddling as puts more money in their pockets. Nothing more. Ever.

    In like fashion they say that they want to protect the worker’s freedom—yes, his freedom, such is the capitalist’s benevolence, the worker’s freedom–to sell his labor at a mutually agreed price. Curiously, in practice this means the employer’s freedom to push wages as close to starvation as he can get away with. This miraculous congruence of high principle with low profit is among the wonders of the universe.

    A capitalist will similarly object to zoning on grounds of protecting property rights–it’s his land, and he can do with it as he likes—but if you buy the lot next to his house and build a hog-rendering plant, he will shriek for…zoning.

    In every case, without exception, his high principles will lead to more in his pocket. He will be against a minimum wage because, he says, it prevents young blacks from entering the job market and learning its ways. You can just tell he is deeply concerned about young blacks. He probably wakes up in the middle of the night, worrying about them. He doesn’t, however, hire any. Purely incidentally, not having a minimum wage saves him…money. And if he were truly concerned about young blacks, might he not express this concern by—paying them a living wage?…

    The quest for cheap labor has perhaps caused less misery than war—itself a most profitable business, war—but it is neck and neck. Businessmen imported blacks as slaves to have cheap labor, with disastrous results continuing to this day. Businessmen encourage illegal immigration from the Latin lands so as to have cheap labor. They sent America’s factories to China to have cheap labor. And now they peer with wet lips and avid gaze at…robots…

    The intelligent, healthy, ambitious and–a major advantage–unscrupulous can usually get ahead. And so, talking with others like themselves, they ask, “If I can do it, why can’t they?” The underlying notion is that the poor are poor because they are lazy and lack ambition. Some fit the description. Lots don’t….

    People of IQ 130 and up tend to assume unconsciously–important word: “unconsciously”–that you can do anything just by doing it. If they wanted to learn Sanskrit, they would get a textbook and go for it. It would take time and effort but the outcome would never be in doubt. Yes, of course they understand that some people are smarter than others, but they often seem not to grasp how much smarter, or what the consequences are. A large part of the population can’t learn-much of anything. Not won’t. Can’t. Displaced auto workers cannot be retrained as IT professionals.

    Few of the very bright have have ever had to make the unhappy calculation: Forty times a low minimum wage minus bus fare to work, rent, food, medical care, and cable. They have never had to choose between a winter coat and cable, their only entertainment. They don’t really know that many people do. Out of sight, out of mind.

    Cognitive stratification has political consequences. It leads liberals to think that their client groups can go to college. It leads conservatives to think that with hard work and determination…..

    It ain’t so. An economic system that works reasonably well when there are lots of simple jobs doesn’t when there aren’t. In particular, the large number of people at IQ 90 and below will increasingly be simply unnecessary. If you are, say, a decent, honest young woman of IQ 85, you probably read poorly, learn slowly and only simple things,. Being promoted, or even hired, requires abilities that you do not have. This, plus high (and federally concealed) unemployment allows employers to pay you barely enough to stay alive. Here is the wondrous working of the market….

    When the theorists of free enterprise imagine that our dim-witted young lady should be permitted the freedom to sell her labor for what it is worth, they do not worry that her labor isn’t worth enough to feed her. Some who say this simply do not understand what her life is going to be if she is paid what her labor is worth. Others, with the lack of empathy that characterizes conservatives, don’t care….

    The question arises: What does the country do with the large and growing number of people whose labor is worth nothing? Or, perhaps more accurately, whose labor isn’t needed? We see this in the cities today. An illiterate kid in Detroit has no value at all in the market for labor. Assuming that he wants to work, a questionable assumption, what then? Endlessly expanding welfare? What about the literate, averagely intelligent kid for whom there are no jobs? If people working in McDonald’s can barely live on their wages, and strike, or the state institutes a higher minimum wage, McDonald’s will automate their jobs, is automating their jobs, and conservatives will exult—the commie bastards got what they asked for…

    E. Rekshun

    April 26, 2016 at 12:13 PM

  12. I have a friend with a twitter account who likes both Cruz and Trump because they are both anti-establishment candidates. He would be fine with either one and tweets about this. He told me that Cruz supporters are unfollowing him in droves (with some sending him mean spirited tweets) while not one Trump supporter unfollowed him or said anything negative to him. I found that both interesting and revealing. TrueCons must have less tolerance for any thoughts that deviate from their own.

    Jay Fink

    April 26, 2016 at 1:32 PM

  13. Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected.
    Trump’s response: “Well, she’s a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo.”
    “I heard Whoopi Goldberg too. That would be a great thing for our country,” Trump said, as the show flashed a graphic of celebrities who it said would leave the U.S. for Canada, including Dunham, Jon Stewart and Rosie O’Donnell, with whom the Manhattan real estate mogul has feuded for years.
    When co-host Steve Doocy pointed out O’Donnell’s name on the list, Trump remarked, “Now I have to get elected.”
    “Now I have to get elected because I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” he said. “Now it’s much more important. In fact, I’ll immediately get off this call and start campaigning right now.”


    April 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM

  14. Cuck State idiots starting to admit it’s over. Go vote for Hillary you losers. Your movement has been destroyed forever.

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 26, 2016 at 8:48 PM

  15. This is a typical sign off that people use when ending their blogs.

    Hopefully you don’t end this blog Lion. It’s pretty important


    April 26, 2016 at 10:08 PM

  16. The results are in. Awesome! Now imagine Trump telling me to vote for Cruz or Kasich as a part of some Byzantine strategy to steal the nomination? I would tell him to go to hell! This is exactly what people told these losers. And these people were proles! Totaly awesome!


    April 26, 2016 at 10:13 PM

  17. I nominate Yakov for guest blogger.


    April 26, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    • Tnx. First day in office I’m gonna ban JS for redundant comments.


      April 27, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      • I just ignore him.


        April 28, 2016 at 8:31 AM

      • First day in office I’m gonna ban JS for redundant comments.

        On the second day you’re gonna need to put an ankle bracelet on Otis to monitor him. The kid is dangerous.

        He might go completely off the deep end on Election Day.


        April 28, 2016 at 8:46 AM

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