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Justice Kennedy is retiring!

Good thing we have Trump who will appoint a conservative to replace him. After that 5-4 Trump v. Hawaii decision, I think Trump realizes how important this is.

CRUCIAL ADVICE FOR TRUMP: Get a new Justice confirmed BEFORE elections in November. Don’t risk the Democrats getting control of the Senate and then locking in an 8-member Court.

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Commenter Alex predicted this back in March! Who is this “Alex” person? What else does he know?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 27, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Posted in Law

Reminder: Jews are smarter because gentiles discriminated against us

Because Jews were discriminated against in medieval Europe, they were often driven into professions such as moneylending and banking which were looked down upon or forbidden to Christians.

Writing last month in the Journal of Biosocial Science, the researchers said, “For the most part they had jobs in which increased IQ strongly favored economic success, in contrast with other populations, who were mostly peasant farmers. They lived in circumstances in which economic success led to increased reproductive success.”

Historians suggest Jews with lucrative jobs often had four, six, or sometimes eight or nine children. Poorer families, meanwhile, tended to be smaller, possibly because they lived in overcrowded areas of town and children were more prone to disease.

As a result, the researchers say, over hundreds of years European Jews became more intelligent than their gentile countrymen.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 27, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Posted in Biology

Trinitario gang

Wikipedia article:

Article about recent gang violence in New York City:

So there are about 1.4 million Dominicans in the United States, and this gang has as many as 80,000 members in the United States alone, which means that more than 5% of Dominicans are members of this violent gang, that’s a very high percentage. President Trump is 100% right when he says that we’re letting in a lot of very bad people.

Why do we need more immigration? Fleeing gang violence in the Dominican Republican? Well now we’ve imported the same gang violence into the United States.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 27, 2018 at 9:35 AM

Posted in Crime, Immigration

Trump v. Hawaii (2018) and Ms. L v. ICE (S.D. Cal. 2018)

The majority says that Trump has the same power to deny entry to foreigners as any other president, and stuff he said while he was campaigning doesn’t change that, and that the standard of review is rational basis.

Sotomayor’s dissent goes off the rails.

The lesson here is that we should thank God that the Republicans in Congress did what Joe Biden would have done if the sides were reversed, and refused to seat Obama’s pick who would have been a fifth liberal justice, eventually leading to the Supreme Court deciding that people in foreign countries have a constitutional right to move here.

Justice Thomas’s concurring opinion was most notable, because he writes about the problem of District Court judges abusing their power in issuing sweeping universal injunctions, and the timing is impeccable because later that same day, a liberal District Court judge in San Diego ruled that Trump isn’t allowed to detain children or their parents. So in other words, the judge has ordered that we return to the catch and release policy of Obama.

It’s not over. Hopefully the other conservative judges on the court will pay attention to Thomas and stomp on these out-of-control District Court judges.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 27, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Posted in Immigration, Law

New York’s 14th Congressional Distruct

Click the link above to see the map.

There aren’t many white people in those neighborhoods. The Hispanics voted out the old white guy and replaced him with an Hispanic woman whose politics align better with “populist” politicians back in the countries they came here from. I have predicted for a long time that eventually the SWPLs controlling the Democratic party would be kicked out by the new people they let into the country, and it’s finally starting to happen.

The 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on abolishing ICE and guaranteed government jobs for everyone.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 27, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Posted in Politics

Dan Donovan routs Michael Grimm, wins the guido primary

Staten Island LOVES Donald trump, and Donald Trump endorsed Dan Donovan. That’s my explanation. Grimm was endorsed by Guy Molinari, but Guy Molinari is a sad old man whom no one pays attention to anymore.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 26, 2018 at 11:06 PM

Posted in Politics

Supremes approve travel ban 5-4!!!!

Getting lunch, will write more later.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 26, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Posted in Uncategorized

Today: the guido primary

Reminder about Grimm:

1. Spent time in prison for tax fraud.
2. Threatened to beat up a reporter.
3. Unwed single mother ex-girlfriend spent time in prison for illegal campaign contributions.
4. Favored to WIN the primary! Take that you establishment elites!

But on the other side, Donovan’s girlfriend’s son was arrested for heroin possession. That’s a lot more low class than spending time in prison for illegal campaign contributions.

Grimm is backed by Guy Molinari, the Don of Staten Island Republicans (especially since Olga Igneri died).

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Olga was a very nice woman.

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Despite his conviction for tax fraud related to the hiring of undocumented workers, Grimm argued he is in a position to criticize immigration policy because he’s “lived through it.”

He maintained it’s impossible for restaurant owners to avoid hiring undocumented workers, because the pay is so low.

“Here’s the reality any small business owner will tell you: When you have the lowest skilled jobs and you’re paying minimum wage, no one else shows up,” Grimm said. “Go to any small restaurant throughout this city and you’re gonna have undocumented workers in the kitchen. Why? Because, unfortunately, Americans don’t show up for those jobs anymore.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 26, 2018 at 9:39 AM

Posted in Politics

What if they don’t accept the results of the election?

Remember during the debate, Hillary Clinton was raising alarms about how she imagined Trump supporters wouldn’t accept the result of Trump losing election?

Well it turns out she was worrying about the wrong side. It’s people who voted for Clinton who refuse to accept the results of the election, and the most recent escalation of that refusal is that now restaurants are refusing service to Trump supporters.

As Gary Abernathy writes in the Washington Post:

Naturally, the precedent set by the Lexington restaurant means that Hillsboro restaurants and others in conservative enclaves are now ethically, if not legally, empowered to kick anyone out — especially a public figure — if they feel compelled to take a stand on principle. Of course, they’d be ridiculed as intolerant rednecks rather than celebrated for their moral fiber, but that’s the different standard we all know and accept.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 26, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Posted in Politics

Videogame addiction in the New York Times

A year ago, there was an op-ed in the NY Times written by two psychology professors saying that videogames aren’t addictive.

But last week, the NY Times reversed course. Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

Now, the World Health Organization is saying players can actually become addicted.

On Monday, “gaming disorder” will appear in a new draft of the organization’s International Classification of Diseases, the highly regarded compendium of medical conditions.

But if a man has surgery to make his reproductive body parts look female, that’s considered perfectly normal these days!

I would point out that the average American supposedly spends 30 hours or more a week watching TV, so if that time is spent playing videogames instead, I don’t see the big deal. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority of people don’t have anything profound or self-actualizing to do when they aren’t working.

On the other hand, if people think they have a problem, then they probably do, and it demonstrates the total stupidity of our psychological/psychiatric community that they can’t get any help for it.

My advice for young people in high school or college is that they shouldn’t play videogames, it’s more important to get good grades, work in a career-related internship, exercise, and do other things for self-improvement so they can have better future lives.

On the other hand, for people my age, there really isn’t anything to improve for, there is just a downward spiral into retirement and then death. If it’s OK to retire to spend your time fishing, why isn’t it OK to retire to spend your time playing World of Warcraft? Actually, I predict that in another ten years or so, hearing about people retiring to play videogames is going to become a lot more common and one day replace fishing as the ultimate time sink for retired men.

For me personally, I get addicted to stuff for a short period of time, and then it passes and I quit doing it. The only thing I’ve done constantly for a really long time is blog. I have a theory that successful people are successful because they become addicted to grinding for success the way some people might get addicted to grinding for experience points in WoW.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 25, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Posted in Nerdy stuff, Psychology

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