Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump talk

I notice that I have a series of posts not about Trump, causing people to make Trump and other politics comments in unrelated posts.

So please put all Trump comments here. Thank you.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. As you wish.

    Gothamette’s opinion on Milo???

    The Undiscovered Jew

    February 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    • Milo’s a publicity seeker and egotist. But his heart is in the right place. No enemies on the right! Sorry I’m not gothamette.

      The lioncub

      February 21, 2017 at 1:42 am

    • I’ll address Milo in the post in a few minutes.

      For now, this is the only thing I want to discuss:

      https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/02/15/the-fight-for-washington/

      It is crucial to understand that “Michael Walsh suggests the whole federal bureaucracy has been booby-trapped by an outgoing administration that never conceded the election but only went underground.”

      Crucial crucial crucial.

      I didn’t anticipate this but I should have. Score this as part of my continuing education in complete cynicism.

      What I did say was the Obama wasn’t staying in DC for good reason. He was staying to lead the shadow government in exile. This was open, flagrant and as the lawyers say, notorious. That was his point, no need to cover it up.

      What Walsh & others are saying is that Obama left a careful series of traps to destroy Trump.

      I will only discuss Trump in the light of this fact. This has never happened before. A President left office with the open intention of undermining the Constitution. We must shout this from the rooftops.

      gothamette

      February 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    • It is crucial to understand that “Michael Walsh suggests the whole federal bureaucracy has been booby-trapped by an outgoing administration that never conceded the election but only went underground.”

      As usual, North Korea is the first place to look for examples of good government:

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/the-response-to-civil-service-objections/

      The hard part is not spin.

      The real challenge is dismantling the Civil Service as an independent fourth branch of government, and afterwards reattaching it to the executive branch as a strictly subservient instrument of the executive.

      The most decisive strategy would be to make all Federal Government workers at-will employees of the President except for judges, the military and Federal law enforcement.

      If Republican Presidents could simply fire Liberal FedGov workers and replace them with Conservatives the Civil Service would have its political independence broken and the Progressive age well on its way to oblivion. Unlike the other three branches there are no Constitutional protections for government workers, this workforce can be molded and redesigned by Congress so long as it does not give the President power to reduce how much is spent on Federal workers without Congressional legislation (because it would run afoul of rulings against the Constitutionality of the line item veto).

      To avoid running into the Constitutional issue of the line item veto and budget cuts made unilaterally by the President, the power of the President to fire government workers should be coupled with a requirement the President replace them at the same pay level with someone of his choosing, unless a Congressional budget resolution eliminates that position.

      The problem is that firing Federal workers is made difficult by Progressive government regulations. Legally changing the Federal workforce to at-will employment will make for a fierce (but worthwhile) Congressional battle.

      Short of this, there are other ways Trump can keep the Civil Service under control.

      I mentioned North Korea earlier, I now return to that topic.

      Trump should turn the Civil Servants against themselves by incentivizing them to spy and undermine each other while they search for workers disloyal to the Trump regime much as Stalin, Mao, North Korea, and most every Communist state encouraged its own people to spy for their regimes in the search for dissenters.

      Trump can throw the FedGov Bureaucracy into a paranoid North Korean state of terror (who would object to that!) by learning from what is known in Game Theory as the Prisoner’s Dilemma.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    • Sorry I’m not gothamette.

      It would be scandalous if you were!

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      • “It would be scandalous if you were!”

        How do you know he isn’t?

        Just joking.

        “As usual, North Korea is the first place to look for examples of good government”

        Always good for a laugh, TuJ!!

        I have to read & digest all the stuff about the Civil Service you wrote.

        gothamette

        February 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

  2. How many illegals do we have in this country and how many will Trump deport? The media has thrown “11 million” for years now (notice how the number never changes), whereas a few years ago more credible sources were saying 30 million. So we probably have 40 million now. 8 years of deporting 5 million/year would solve the problem to my satisfaction. However, I don’t anticipate that happening, in fact I think that he said that his goal was to get rid of 2-3 million. Then factor in legal immigration and the children of illegals (who aren’t counted as immigrants at all) and next thing you know… Mexico.

    Spoons

    February 21, 2017 at 1:45 am

    • 40 million illegals would mean 1 out of every 9 people walking around the US is illegal. I know I probably live in a bubble, but that number seems wildly implausible.

      Peter Akuleyev

      February 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

      • “40 million illegals would mean 1 out of every 9 people walking around the US is illegal. I know I probably live in a bubble, but that number seems wildly implausible.”

        If you lived in Queens County, NY that number would appear to be way too low.

        Lewis Medlock

        February 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  3. Hmm, Trump appears to completely isolated in public discourse, a pariah. Nobody dares to speak in his support. And it is showing that a freak like Milo was pretty much the only “high profile” figure he had in his camp. Who else ? Coulter ? She is also on the fringes. Seriously, this is unprecedented. The stock market loves him though, but then again a major crash is pretty likely to occur soon. All in all, it is probably too early to judge him, but I do not see how he can stem the tide of hatred.

    Nice blog, dude

    February 21, 2017 at 3:59 am

  4. Thank You Rinkeby Dindus for proving DJT right again! #MSMLiars

    Mr Curious

    February 21, 2017 at 5:02 am

  5. The Milo story IS post worthy.

    Mike Street Station

    February 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

  6. I-pads are boring.

    Ed

    February 21, 2017 at 9:12 am

    • Not as boring as MILFs and cougars.

      Yakov

      February 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

  7. Trump is fighting on two fronts: the left (whose stall tactics and Hitler smears have been somewhat effective); and the GOPe (especially Congress, where Ryan and his douchebag henchmen are doing zero times zero to forward Trump’s agenda).

    SWPL2

    February 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

  8. The majority of white americans (aka real americans) support Trump.

    The biggest scandal is that the left have imported 60, 80-something million immigrants to vote democrat, so it appears that Trump is not popular- HE IS SUPER POPULAR! The left is cheating!

    Diversity is strength- for the left! They are rigging the democracy by buying votes with open borders, medical care, and IT jobs for indians so that actual americans like Lion get undercut, same thing for doctors and other professionals! Everyone in medicine and IT is asian! How did things even get like this!?

    jjbees

    February 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

    • How did things even get like this!?

      Because white Americans supported and continue to support a political ideology that rapes them up the as economically. After everything they’re still too stupid to look skeptically at the wealthy.

      Magnavox

      February 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      • I’m willing to bet that Trump’s children could give a finger about his political ideologies. Wealth only knows money and nothing else. Wealthy people are generally more liberal and wealth insulates those with money from the problems that plague the less fortunate.

        JS

        February 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    • Here are the social dynamics/stratum that one finds in America.

      1) Educated White Americans strive to become a VT parasite in finance, media and law.

      2) Less educated Whites go into higher status trades like Accounting and IT, who are competing with better educated non-Whites in these fields. Smarter ones who don’t strive for #1 embark on medicine and engineering, and they are a small minority among a sea of East Asians and Indians.

      3) Proles with an ounce of usefulness embark on dirt trades touted by Yakov.

      4) Hispanics are replacing blacks as the new slaves for #1 and competing for the same jobs with #3.

      5) These are losers on welfare.

      JS

      February 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm

  9. Lion is correct about Staten Island proles’ Trump love

    http://f24.my/2m2QRu1

    Jurajda

    February 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    • “I think gay people have a kind of Stockholm syndrome with Islam, always trying to defend it. But these people burn gay people in the streets in their countries,” he says.

      Even in Staten Island, being an outspoken Trump supporter can come at a cost.

      “I’ve lost friends, I’ve had people stop talking to me who I’ve known for years. It’s been harder to be a Trump supporter than a gay man, can you believe that?”

      Lol.

      jjbees

      February 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      • Being gay, he probably hangs with a more liberal crowd than the typical Staten Island guido.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      • Frank Bruni is a gay guido.

        Most guidos whom I’ve encounter with very radical views happened to be gay.

        Half guidos are generally more liberal than pure breed guidos.

        JS

        February 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      • In a way TUJ’s concept of outmarriage of Jews with gentiles is a form of eugenics, the same way guidos who intermarry with non-guidos produce better looking and more open minded children. Jews and Italians are more ethnocentric than let’s say the Irish. And Irish intermarrying with non-Irish produce better children, who are generally smarter and better looking than the pure breed Irish.

        JS

        February 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      • Half – breeds have higher IQ then pure bread Jews? No. So pure bread is better. Maybe for Italians and Irish it’s different, I dunno. It’s sure is better for Eskimos, but not for the Jews.

        Yakov

        February 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  10. Another great article from Dara Lind at Vox about Trump’s plan for the destruction of the immigrant community:

    http://www.vox.com/2017/2/21/14659652/memos-deportation-detention-asylum

    Basically what Trump is doing is using legal sleight of hand to define essentially all illegals as criminals since they have all driven without a license or used stolen or forged documents.

    Ending legal immigration is almost certainly going to have to wait until Trump’s 2nd term. For now we need to satisfy ourselves with destruction of the illegals, H1B reform, the muslim ban and hopefully E-verify.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

  11. I’m putting this up twice, in case the first link doesn’t make an impact:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/glenn-greenwald-the-democratic-party-has-collapsed-as-a-national-political-force/

    This is reality. Beyond the pussy hats, and the public screaming.

    gothamette

    February 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

  12. I worry that some Trump voters have been influenced by the non-stop hate fest against him. Maybe some regret their votes now? I would profile these voters at not being especially ideological, being uninformed, and being heavy consumers of mainstream media. My guess is enough Trump voters have been brainwashed to dislike him they he would have a difficult time winning those surprise rust belt states today.

    Or am I worrying for nothing? Afterall, the media was against Trump the entire election and enough voters ignored (or rebelled against) everything they were told to do and think to give Trump the electoral win.

    Jay Fink

    February 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    • You worry for nothing. Trump is delivering.

      Yakov

      February 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      • The left always makes the most noise. The lesson of this election is that many voters simply tuned out the media, gritted their teeth, and voted the way they wanted.

        The only real danger for Trump is being ineffective. If Congress doesn’t get on board soon, he could stagnate.

        Me? I’m very happy with him so far.

        SWPL2

        February 22, 2017 at 9:37 am

    • Trump 42 today in Gallup, down 3 from Inauguration Day. Unchanged from 1/27.

      At 51 in Ras, down 4 from Inauguration Day.

      50 in Reuters, up 5 from Inauguration Day.

      49 in Morning Consult, unchanged from 2 weeks ago.

      43 in SurveyMonkey, down 3 from 2 weeks ago.

      53 in PPD (as of 2/16), unchanged from Feb 1st

      Basically Trump is exactly where he was after his Inaugural bounce wore off. So far nothing is hurting him.

      Otis the Sweaty

      February 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  13. My liberal phone gave me this Bloomberg news story as a Yahoo News notification and I thought it was an interesting example of how the MSM is fake news. The article is ostensibly about how evil, racist Trump’s enforcement of immigration law is going to tank the US economy because immigrants are now afraid to buy houses. But if you read between the lines, you realize that this implicitly acknowledges that one reason housing prices are so high is mass immigration.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-22/why-trump-s-immigration-crackdown-could-sink-u-s-home-prices

    Hermes

    February 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    • Right, rising home prices are great for homeowners, but devastating for young people and renters.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm


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