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Whatever happened to Ben Carson?

Remember him? I thought for sure he’d eventually put his foot in his mouth and embarrass the administration. But the opposite has happened. He has pretty much been ignored by everybody. I guess there’s so much other stuff going on, the press isn’t interested in a guy who’s intentionally trying to be low-key.

There’s an laudatory article about him in the Washington Examiner (only click the link if you have a good ad-blocker).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

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  1. I saw an article a few days ago, saying he’s considering rolling back a Federal power grab over local zoning.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ben-carson-hud-will-reinterpret-obama-housing-discrimination-rule/article/2629178

    One of those little-reported items that may actually be a big deal.

    steve@steve.com

    July 24, 2017 at 10:17 am

  2. One thing Carson is doing is “reinterpreting” the awful Obama Affirmative Housing policy (e.g. wrecking white neighborhoods on purpose). Remains to be seen what he does, but it’s a hopeful sign.

    I’m hoping he puts the brakes on all Section 8 nonsense, but that’s probably hoping for too much. HUD is really a weapon of mass destruction and should be shut down entirely.

    peterike

    July 24, 2017 at 10:20 am

    • Here’s a nice pic for you showing the wonderful cognitive dissonance of NYC.

      NY politicos touring and speaking in front of the Jacob Riis Houses in Manhattan — Sec. 8 housing projects with a 99% NAM demographic (counting White Hispanics) and 1% East Asian (those who pose as welfare recipients).

      Awesome, and they have nice views of the city, especially the East River, where you can see Long Island City becoming the next Brooklyn Heights across the pond.

      Anyone who has inkling of these housing complexes, will tell you that they were built for NAMs in response to the housing discrimination at the nearby Stuyvesant Complexes. HBD proves once again that these housing units are crime ridden, festered with human urination and fecal matter on the flooring of the stairwells.

      JS

      July 24, 2017 at 11:11 am

      • Jacob Riis was a Danish immigrant to the U.S. who became famous in the 1880’s and 1890’s for documenting the squalid, unsafe conditions of immigrant-housing slums on the Lower East Side. His goal was to increase public support for improved living conditions.

        Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Riis

        Njguy73

        July 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      • The slums wore torn down and replaced with housing projects that, when built, there was great optimism that they would provide safe and superior housing for the poor.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 25, 2017 at 7:22 am

      • The narrative behind the Jacob Riis Houses was that poor blacks were barred from affordable housing, and the main focal point that lead to their creation was that the nearby Stuyvesant complexes did not allow black veterans to live in them. Eventually, Puerto Ricans and now Dominicans became the majority of the tenants and the lesser of the two evils in the Jacob Riis Houses, since black poverty and black crime exceeded that of Hispanics, where they were either displaced or locked up in prison.

        The real irony to the liberal dialogue, especially among many White liberals is that they fail to understand one particular thing about the role of culturally proud Hispanics who are responsible for the displacement of american blacks. One never hears about a token Hispanic or an affirmative action program for Hispanics coming from Whites, because liberalism in America is really about providing equality to blacks.

        This high-end, fried chicken joint in lower Manhattan that serves its pricey prole fare to a White majority is near the Jacob Riis Houses and is owned by Dominicans (a subset of this group is known for their self hatred and wished they were White), and is right next to a beer garden (which is exclusively a Hipster business).

        https://www.yelp.com/biz/bobwhite-counter-new-york-4

        Now when did blacks ever opened up a business that solely caters to White people?

        JS

        July 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

      • I guess there are a few, like Mikey’s Ice Cream, a black guy who serves ice cream to SWPLs.

        JS

        July 25, 2017 at 11:42 am

    • HUD is really a weapon of mass destruction and should be shut down entirely.

      That is such classic retarded conservative logic. We should have a HUD that actually serves the national interest. Use housing policy to control and isolate the underclass.

      Magnavox

      July 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

      • Restoring full freedom of association, with all of Trump’s wonderful new federal and SCOTUS judges, will have the effect of isolating the underclass.

        Andrew E.

        July 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

      • “That is such classic retarded conservative logic. We should have a HUD that actually serves the national interest.”

        Well we should, but we don’t. Housing policy has been completely weaponized, and no matter what Trump does, it will go right back to being weaponized when he leaves office. Better for him to tear it down entirely. HUD should be disbanded. There is no need for it.

        peterike

        July 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      • You have to be especially stupid to not see the limits of unfettered capitalism with regard real estate, the market with the most externalities.

        “Whats an ‘externality’?” asked the typical retarded conservative who doesn’t understand anything about the real world….

        You’re also ignoring the overwhelming worthwhileness of housing people who can’t house themselves. And ignoring the clear statutory implications of laws like the fair housing act that exist outside of any judicial interpretation.

        Magnavox

        July 24, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      • You’re both right. HUD could be that in a sane world, but since we do not live in a sane world, it’s a weapon of mass destruction.

        Greg Pandatshang

        July 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      • “You have to be especially stupid to not see the limits of unfettered capitalism with regard real estate, the market with the most externalities.”

        Eliminating HUD doesn’t equate to “unfettered capitalism.” Housing should be controlled, as it still mostly is, at a local level, with zoning and such. The problem is that HUD and the Fed Gov shove rules down the throats of local agencies who are forced to comply with them.

        What the Feds should control are things like the ability of foreign nationals to buy property in America. That should not be allowed at all. Zero. That would be proper Federal jurisdiction. Forcing a white suburb to accept a mini-ghetto should NOT be among the powers of the Federal government.

        “You’re also ignoring the overwhelming worthwhileness of housing people who can’t house themselves. And ignoring the clear statutory implications of laws like the fair housing act that exist outside of any judicial interpretation.”

        Housing people who can’t house themselves is a fine idea, and again, ought to be handled locally. It’s none of the Federal Governments business. The Fair Housing Act is absurd and should be repealed. Of course it never will be.

        peterike

        July 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      • The only insane thing is all the gullible conservatives who think that fighting for the wealthy and large corporations is any kind of a substitute for fighting for their own actual interests.

        Magnavox

        July 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      • Still, many social climbers with status signaling interests would think HUD is a bad idea, let alone conservatives.

        I was reading up on a person who was offered a poor doors apartment at a Condo in Tribeca and she turned it down, because she felt she would be stigmatized/dehumanized by entering a separate entrance of the building.

        JS

        July 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      • The underclass will sift themselves into ghettos if the natural order is allowed to proceed as it should. Once that process is finished then and only then can a discussion be held on what to do about housing.

        Andrew E.

        July 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      • We already have ghettos. They’re incredibly irrationally distributed and administered. They occupy housing stock of incredible historical and aesthetic value in would be prime locations. They are not sufficiently isolated from much more valuable adjacent real estate and their residents easily wreck havoc there. They’re in a constant state of destructive flux as non underclass people take back that real estate and push the underclass to new areas. And they’re allowed to grow and shift because even in the absence of subsidies people have no control over who their neighbors will be, so whole neighborhoods can be destroyed. People in those ghettos are also allowed to live in squalid, sub first world conditions that are a disgrace to the country and would be considered intolerable in almost every other developed country. Etc, etc, etc.

        None of these things can be fixed by going back to circa 1960 housing regulations or any of your retarded libertardian fantasy solutions.

        Magnavox

        July 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      • nah, blacks are far more spread out now than they would be without welfare and section8. Ferguson wouldn’t exist without federal housing. Roll them back, blacks will consolidate on their own.

        The only thing that can meaningfully raise blacks’ standard of living is repudiating the sexual revolution.

        Andrew E.

        July 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      • What difference does it make that HUD is a local agency vs a federal one? Local dollars to house the NAM underclass, becomes a local issue, and since it diverts local revenue from other projects, it becomes another problem.

        JS

        July 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      • What difference does it make that HUD is a local agency vs a federal one? Local dollars to house the NAM underclass, becomes a local issue, and since it diverts local revenue from other projects, it becomes another problem.

        It’s part of the libertarian delusion that local smaller government is always better.

        nah, blacks are far more spread out now than they would be without welfare and section8. Ferguson wouldn’t exist without federal housing. Roll them back, blacks will consolidate on their own.

        It’s better in some ways and worse in some ways than it would be without those programs. It’s worse in every way than it would be if we handled these issues in a rational and intelligent way.

        The only thing that can meaningfully raise blacks’ standard of living is repudiating the sexual revolution.

        They need strict government paternalism. The single best thing to raise the average quality of life of blacks is to put every welfare recipient on birth control. That’s moving forward with the sexual revolution not living in some fantasy version of the past.

        Magnavox

        July 24, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      • That’s moving forward with the sexual revolution not living in some fantasy version of the past.

        Not going backwards, but returning to eternal truths.

        Andrew E.

        July 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      • The single best thing to raise the average quality of life of blacks is to put every welfare recipient on birth control. That’s moving forward with the sexual revolution not living in some fantasy version of the past.

        Agreed.

        MEH 0910

        July 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      • “The only insane thing is all the gullible conservatives who think that fighting for the wealthy and large corporations is any kind of a substitute for fighting for their own actual interests.”

        Conservatives aren’t fighting for the wealthy and large corporations. And , in case you haven’t noticed, Dems are the anti-white party. How is that in my interests?

        destructure

        July 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      • “We already have ghettos. They’re incredibly irrationally distributed and administered. They occupy housing stock of incredible historical and aesthetic value in would be prime locations. They are not sufficiently isolated from much more valuable adjacent real estate and their residents easily wreck havoc there.”

        Translation: You want to ship the blacks out so you can have a nice apartment downtown without having to smell them.

        Why do you want to live downtown anyway? To be closer to the gay bars?

        destructure

        July 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      • destructure: Your interests are to fight for a party that is both pro white and pro middle class, which doesn’t currently exist.

        Where’s JS to chime in on how prole it is that the only appeal of an urban lifestyle that you can think of is gay sex?

        Magnavox

        July 24, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      • There you go telling me what my “interests” are again. What is ii with you socialists and your incessant “you’re voting against your own interests!” crap? No. I’m not voting against my interests. The government doesn’t do for me but to me. The only thing the government can do for me is crawl off my back. And Dems are determined not to do that.

        I’ll tell you what y interests are — national security, smaller efficient government, favorable balance of trade and reversing immigration. That’s why I ♡ Trump.

        Young people want to live downtown because there are cheap apartments where they can party and hit the clubs. By 30, most have gotten married and saved enough for a house with better conditions for a family. If you’re over 30 and still living downtown then you’re probably single and got sugar in the tank. So tell me, sugar britches, where do you plan on putting all those people from the projects? In working class neighborhoods? So you and your fellow knob gobblers can live downtown? And you want to tell people what they’re interests are? Sounds like you’re more concerned about your own interests.

        destructure

        July 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

      • That’s why you’re an idiot. You’d be an idiot to buy into those slogans when Reagan first pulled them out of his ass thirty years ago and you’re a giant idiot for not seeing what a mess they made in that time.

        As for where you put the projects you put them away from all the people that don’t want to be near them. There’s no lack of space in this country.And they’re able to do that in countries with far less space. I like the suburbs and I like the city and I like rural areas. I have nothing against the suburbs. I support a steep tax on single and childless high earners which would kill off a lot of urban life and activity.

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  3. Don’t you remember the controversy where Carson described slaves as immigrants (coded as immigrant = good, E. Lazarus-style) and everyone freaked out about how he is an evil, evil man, plus stupid? Even after somebody dug up a speech where Obama made the exact same analogy … it’s just different, really really different, okay?

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  4. Carson does have a penchant for saying zany things, but he hasn’t made the news much (besides the lame blacks=immigrants controversy) because Trump himself/Kellyanne Conway/WH comms staff say even zanier (or at least higher-profile) things. He’s also a man of few words (unlike most blacks) so even if a lot of the things he does say are zany, the rate that he produces newsworthy gaffes isn’t necessarily that high. Also he seems like a genuinely very kind-hearted person, so if the media/Democrats attacked him too aggressively it might look nasty and backfire.

    snorlaxwp

    July 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  5. The real question about the underclass isn’t how to house them; it’s how to prevent them from reproducing ESPECIALLY on the taxpayer’s dime who then is subsidizing his own destruction and extinction.

    But like another poster, said all SWPL govt has been weaponized and this is not a sane world.

    fakeemail

    July 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    • There’s no question on how you would do it. The question is how to make it politically feasible. Eugenics is complete political poison.

      Magnavox

      July 24, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    • And how you house them is important. You sort out the ones who don’t know how to behave and you keep them away from mainstream society and keep an eye on them. You don’t metastasize them throughout society.

      Magnavox

      July 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm

  6. Lion, can you explain why no one has leaked the data that DoED has about Princeton’s admissions?

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/24/princeton-is-scrambling-to-block-release-of-admission-records.html

    Is it because there are not pro-trump staffers other than DeVos, that have access to this information? Would be a huge blow to the current cathedral if the unvarnished admissions records were put out there for analysis.

    Simba of the Blogosphere

    July 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    • Trump is pro affirmative action. That was the first yuge dissapointment from him because that issue goes perfectly with an anti immigration stance, since support of both breaks down along elite vs non elite lines versus traditional right/left ones.

      Magnavox

      July 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      • Affirmative action is much more of a traditional right-wing issue than immigration is. E.g., I remember Colin Powell was being discussed as a Republican candidate back around maybe the ’96 election. His support for affirmative action was considered a no-go in Republican primaries.

        The Republican donor class is more or less neutral on affirmative action, while it actively supports immigration. And it’s generally recognized even in Blue Silicon Valley that if AA goes too far, it could be tremendously destructive.

        Wency

        July 25, 2017 at 9:23 am

      • Did Republicans ever seriously even want to get rid of affirmative action in government hiring?

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    • Trump is also pro ivy league credentialism in a big big way.

      Magnavox

      July 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

  7. Good for Ben Carson.

    GondwanaMan

    July 25, 2017 at 7:09 am


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