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The streets are full of dog pee

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Just an observation, not saying whether that’s good or bad.

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July 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

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Another journalist reading my blog?

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David Marcus, senior contributor to The Federalist, writes in the NY Times about WFAN talk radio being pro-Trump:

New York’s conservatism is not that of Rush Limbaugh — it is Francesian. It’s guys who drive trucks and install air-conditioners saying, “Why can’t I have my say?” On WFAN they do have their say, often in eloquent and impassioned tones.

The air-conditioner installer sounds like Yakov. And from time to time, I’ve mentioned my blue-collar grandfather who was a truck driver.

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July 6, 2017 at 8:06 am

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New York 1911

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https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3858

This was filmed in 1911, and just shows various live scenes around New York City.

This is what I learned:

1. Ferries are a popular mode of transportation.
2. Lots of men smoking pipes.
3. No one in 1911 would leave home without wearing a hat.
4. For men, a jacket, white shirt, and tie is a nearly universal outfit. Plus a hat.
5. Women don’t wear pants, only skirts or dresses. Plus a hat.
6. Vehicular traffic is a mix of horse-drawn carriages, motorcars, and trolleys. But no one riding any bicycles.
7. There are no traffic lights, no stop signs, no crosswalks, no lane markings. The streets look like scary chaos.
8. There are elevated trains where today none exist. (well, I already knew that, but it was still cool to see them.)

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June 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm

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Attention liberals: your doorman voted for Trump

There are probably a lot of liberal elite types living in Manhattan who think they don’t know anyone who voted for Trump, but that’s because they haven’t bothered to know anything about their doormen and the other blue collar whites they encounter every day.

People who read my blog know that the prole whites in New York City love Donald Trump.

Town and Country Magazine interviewed a doorman who voted for Trump:

I wouldn’t imagine that many of the people in the building you work at are Trump supporters. Do any of them know you voted for him?

That’s why I don’t want my name used. I wasn’t going into work with my “Make America Great Again” hat. Though there’s a few guys—a few of the tenants, and almost all of the workers—who support Trump.

Note that he said that “almost all” of the workers in the building voted for Trump.

And if the guy driving your taxi or limo is white, then like your doorman and building maintenance workers, he probably voted for Trump. From the Hollywood Reporter:

Don’t confuse limousine liberals with limousine drivers.

It can be hard to find a Trump supporter in liberal New York, but one cabbie fawned over his “businessman” prowess, and a chauffeur passing by the Trump International expressed unapologetic fervor for the GOP candidate. After saying he’d vote for Trump, the driver screamed, “Make America great again!” before gunning his limo up Central Park West.

My advice for Trump is to stop it with the tax cuts for the rich and getting rid of government support for healthcare, and start doing stuff for the blue collar whites who supported you.

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June 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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16 Handles review

A self-serve frozen yogurt place where you pay by the ounce. There are several of these in Manhattan and there’s even one in Williamsburg so it must be at least semi-hip.

I chose the pistachio flavored frozen yogurt. It was bland, icy, non-smooth and non-creamy. I could barely detect any nutty pistachio flavor. The pistachio ice cream they serve at cheap Chinese restaurants is vastly superior.

However, they also have a toppings bar. I added strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips. The fruit was fresh and high quality. The toppings disguised the fact that base itself is pretty bad.

My modest-sized cup cost $5. For Manhattan, not an extreme price.

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May 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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Hawaiian sushi

Just had a Hawaiian sushi salad, technically called Poké. Very delicious. Supposedly very trendy right now. You proles in flyover country are missing out on some great stuff.

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However, I do feel that eating raw fish too often is asking for trouble.

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May 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Bobos, New York City

A guide to museums in New York City

Many of the museums in New York City are ridiculously crowded. New York is a big tourist destination, and the tourists want to see all of the famous museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), or the American Museum of Natural History. If you are looking for a quieter museum, check out the New York Historical Society or the Brooklyn Museum. And the Cloisters, although not undiscovered, are more out of the way and thus less crowded than the main Met.

Other than MoMA ($25) or the Whitney ($22), most museums that have a required admission charge less than the cost of a movie ticket, so visiting museums is very affordable. I highly recommended visiting MoMa on Friday evenings from 4 to 8 when the admission is free.

A big secret for visiting the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (including the Cloisters) and the Brooklyn Museum is that they charge suggested donations. I only give a dollar; theoretically you could give a penny or even demand free admission, but that just feels wrong. When I was younger, I used to think that this behavior was really cheap, but now that I’m older and wiser, my feelings about this are (1) serves them right for charging a suggested donation; (2) the person who takes the money doesn’t give a crap about how cheap I am, and if anything I bet that he or she thinks that those paying full price are stupid; and (3) my tax dollars are used to support these institutions, so I’ve already paid my fair share.

Strangely, if you take the time to observe who pays full price and who pays a dollar (or even less), you’ll see a trend in which prole looking people and non-Asian minorities pay full price, while people who look upper-middle-class white (SWPL) and who can presumably better afford the full price will donate a tiny amount. I attribute this to the SWPLs being more in the know. It’s not like there’s a big sign explaining the policy. It’s there in fine print, but for someone who has never done it before, it just seems too good to be true. (Indians, of course, will never pay the full price. They make a big hobby out of getting stuff on the cheap, and no Indian has ever been embarrassed about being cheap.)

What kind of people do you find in Museums? There are basically four categories: (1) SWPLs; (2) tourists (who are as often proles from the Midwest as they are sophisticated Europeans); (3) Indians (for whom the penny-per-person admission is cheap entertainment); (4) at the AMNH on a weekday morning/afternoon there will be a lot of schoolchildren on class trips, and the schoolchildren, unlike the other museum visitors, more closely reflect the racial and economic diversity of the New York metropolitan area.

John Derbyshire once wrote an essay about keeping yourself safe by avoiding places where black people go. Well, you never have to worry about being a victim of violent crime while in a museum. You never see any ghetto-looking people in a museum. This is even true of African-American themed museums located in black neighborhoods. You may get mugged in the parking lot, but once inside most of the people are SWPLs, with a handful of non-ghetto upper-middle-class-looking blacks.

Why should you go to museums? Besides being safe from violence, you get to see objects that can’t be fully appreciated by looking at pictures of them online. And the architecture of the buildings themselves is often pretty impressive.

The downside of museums is that they have been subject to two modern trends. One is the increasing emphasis on audio-visual presentations. As I wrote above, the upside of museums is that you can see objects that can’t be appreciated on a computer monitor. But what’s the point of an audio-visual presentation with a bunch of photos, TV screens, etc.? It’s just reproducing something that could just as easily be presented on a website, or as a documentary on the History Channel. No thanks.

The second bad trend in museums is the increasing political correctness of them. The old exhibits at the AMNH are real dead animals which were shot in Africa, and then preserved and stuffed. But the new exhibits are all models, and they mix in messages about preserving the environment and global warming. It makes me want to puke. My recommendation for visiting the AMNH is to skip the newer galleries and just look at the old-school galleries.

At art museums, nearly all of the art worth looking at was created before World War I. Curators look at any post-WWI art that actually looks skillfully executed as being “kitsch” and not worthy of display. So if you visit a museum specializing in post-WWI art, such as MoMA or the Whitney, you have been warned.

If there’s a photography exhibit, then the secret meaning of the photos will generally be to mock proles. Either that, or they will be photos that gay men find interesting. Which is not to say that gay men don’t have good taste; in fact they have much better taste than feminists and leftist SWPLs.

*Note: this post is a slight edit of a post from six years ago.

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January 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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Almost like the New York Times is listening to me

Only hours after writing about Trump’s support on the south shore of Staten Island and how all the mainstream media had to do was ride the ferry there, suddenly there appears a NY Times article about Trump’s support on Staten Island, although it focuses on the women of Staten Island who love Trump.

In Tottenville, a prosperous area on the southern tip of Staten Island, nearly every white woman I approached on Wednesday was eager to tell me how thrilled she was about his victory.

However, there were no articles like this BEFORE the election.

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November 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

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Exit polls and special neighborhoods

The last post, and a comment I received, made me think once again about the validity of exit polls.

For example, we have the prole Jews voting very heavily for Donald Trump, but they are concentrated in a small number of neighborhoods. Were there any exit polls taken in those neighborhoods? I for one have never been approached by an exit polster, so the whole enterprise is quite a mystery to me.

If the exit polsters were missing from those prole Jewish neighborhoods, then what the exit polls say about the Jewish vote would be completely wrong and would significantly underestimate Jewish support for Trump.

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November 10, 2016 at 9:19 am

Posted in New York City, Politics

New York City election results interactive map

Thanks to “JA” for the link to this great New York City election results interactive map.

As you see, Trump dominated the voting in the guido parts of New York City (Staten Island, Howard Beach, Mill Basin, Middle Village, that peninsula with Breezy Point) and in the prole Jewish parts of the city (Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Boro Park, Hasidic Williamsburg, Kew Gardens). The rest of the city is solid blue.

I have to confess, I’ve never been to Whitestone, don’t know who lives there. Probably a combination of somewhat well-off (but not Manhattan-rich) but still prole ethnic whites and Jews.

Anyway, I’m sick and tired of hearing how all Jews are liberals. As you see, the prole Jews love Donald Trump.

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November 10, 2016 at 7:59 am

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