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Whiteness needs to be a big tent

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I found the following sentence from a NY Times article about demographic change interesting:

For example, the child of a white mother and Hispanic father would be counted as Hispanic, even though research shows that many such mixed children — about 11 percent of all births, according to Richard Alba, a sociologist at the City University of New York — are not unlike white children in terms of residence, family income, schooling and eventually, marriage.

The country is more white than commonly assumed because whiteness is commonly restricted to people with two non-Hispanic white parents.

There’s a common belief (pushed by both the fakestream media and the Bush wing of the Republican party) that Republicans are doomed if they are the “white party”, but in fact Republicans can win elections for a long time if they get more people to think of themselves as “white” and thus vote for white interests over minority interests.

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June 20, 2018 at EDT am

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End tax breaks for charitable giving

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I’ve long been opposed to tax breaks for charitable giving, because I am certain that it’s being massively abused. Furthermore, philanthropy is something that rich people do for a hobby, so they shouldn’t get a tax deduction for it any more than a prole should get a tax deduction for buying dumb prole stuff like off-road vehicles or jet skis.

We should be worried about politically motivated investigations, like New York State investigating Trump, not because he’s doing anything that boatloads of other rich people aren’t doing, but because the liberals running New York State hate him and want to punish him for being president.

Why isn’t anyone investigating Clinton’s charity? Isn’t it fishy how the charity got all sorts of huge donations from the kind of people who would benefit from influencing U.S policy?

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June 15, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics, Taxes

Trump has second-highest “own party” approval rating since Truman

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https://www.axios.com/trump-rakes-in-party-approval-at-500-da-1528033342-a9a1cdf2-e25f-4af8-b282-2a011d081369.html

87%.

When we hear about Trump’s low approval ratings, it means that Democrats hate him, not his own party. Normally, some people from the other party approve of a President, but the fakestream media has been successful in its mission to divide the country so that the vast majority of Democratic voters hate him.

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June 8, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Paul Ryan the traitor

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https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/617578387/ryan-says-theres-no-evidence-the-fbi-informant-spied-on-trump-s-campaign

He got his massive tax cut for big corporations and the rich, he got Trump’s best efforts in repealing Obamacare (but his own party refused to cooperate), now he doesn’t need Trump anymore and he’s going off-message, supporting Mueller. And Ryan is never going to help Trump with immigration the way Trump helped him with his Ayn Rand legislation.

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June 7, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

The President’s power to commute and pardon

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The Constitutions says that the President “shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” All of a sudden, the liberals hate the U.S. Constitution.

This Washington Post article has some very interesting information about who in the White House favored the Alice Johnson commutation and who opposed it.

But the potential pardon of Johnson has caused consternation in the West Wing, with top advisers — including chief of staff John F. Kelly and White House counsel Donald McGahn — disturbed by the process, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Kelly has reviewed Johnson’s background and her 1996 conviction — she was sentenced to life in prison on drug possession and money laundering charges — and is not convinced she deserves a pardon, an administration official said. And McGahn has also argued against the possible pardon as an unnecessary action by the president, a second official said.

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser who helped arrange the meeting with Kardashian in the Oval Office last week, has heavily pushed for a pardon for Johnson within the West Wing, these officials said.

As I wrote yesterday, this pardon was a huge publicity win for Donald Trump. Thus Jared Kushner, who encouraged it, has the President’s best interests at heart. While those who opposed to it, which includes John Kelly, what are their motives?

On Monday, the wife of former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos went on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and for the first time said she believed Trump should pardon her husband, who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about Russia contacts during the campaign. Papadopoulos is awaiting sentencing on the felony charge.

In an interview with The Washington Post Tuesday, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos said that her husband had taken responsibility for his errors in dealing with the FBI. But she said she felt he had been used by forces who wanted to advance a narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. In fact, she said, he never conspired with Russia.

I agree, pardon George Papadopoulos ASAP.

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June 7, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Other suspicious people contacted George Papadapolous

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Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

Simona Mangiante, Papadopoulos’ wife, is now drawing attention to two other encounters that Papadopoulos has had over the past two years that she considers “highly suspicious.” One of those contacts offered to pay Papadopoulos $30,000 a month while he worked inside the Trump administration, she told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“It looks to be one among a series of attempts to entrap George,” Mangiante, a former attorney in the European Parliament, told TheDCNF. “The question today to me [is whether] these people are simply shady businessmen or are they part of a greater attempt to entrap George in illegal activity.”

There’s a lot more detail if you click the link and read the article.

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June 7, 2018 at EDT am

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Trump commutes sentence of Alice Johnson

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Another publicity win for Trump!

Trump demonstrates that he has the power to pardon or commute sentences as he wants (and including the power to pardon everyone Mueller is investigating, and the lesser power of merely shutting down the investigation), plus he shows mercy to a black woman who was given an unfairly long prison sentence, and he gets praise from Kim Kardashian who is the world’s most powerful social media influencer (or at least she’s in the top five). As hard as it may be to believe, there are people who will think more positively of Trump because they hang on Kim Kardashian’s every social media post.

Liberals most be really pissed right now at this Trump publicity win.

This story would even get better if Ms. Kardashian posted a picture of herself with President Trump on her Instagram account.

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A pissed-off liberal on videogaming site ResetEra writes: “He didn’t do this shit out of the goodness of his heart. He is sending a direct signal to people like Flynn, Cohen and Manafort that he is willing to throw around pardons.”

Another Trump-hating liberal writes: “This is perfect propaganda move really. Do a singular good thing that takes no effort and get people like Kim to praise you while ignoring everything else.”

Another writes; “It’s infuriating to see these celebrities with tens of millions of gullible, sheep followers praising Trump and making him seem like a good, compassionate person.”

Yes, this is a BIG WIN for Trump.

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June 6, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Ivanka Trump’s viral Instagram photo

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My ♥️

A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

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May 29, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

What about the other college “professor”?

That would be the mysterious Joseph Mifsud who brefriended the bozo George Papadopoulos. Joseph Mifsud has disappeared and no one knows where he is, not even his fiancée who since gave birth to his baby.

This article suggests that Mifsud was actually a U.K. intelligence asset and not a Russian asset, and he intentionally planted the story with Papadopoulos about Russia having the Clinton emails, so that the Australian guy who arranged a donation of $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, Alexander Downer, could then get it out of him and then report it to the United States government through an intermediary and thus set the stage for additional “investigation” into the Trump campaign.

Wow, what a conspiracy theory! And one that appears to have a good chance of being true!

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It looks more and more likely that there was a U.K. intelligence operation to provide probable cause to the U.S. FBI to allow them to get warrants to go fishing for stuff. Was it the U.K. deep state acting on its own, or did it come from the Prime Minister’s office? David Cameron publicly mad known his hatred of Trump and it would make sense that he would use his powers to help Clinton. Did Obama himself know about it?

It’s not conjecture, The Guardian reported that the U.K. was actively involved in spying against Trump: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

So maybe Trump was wrong that the FBI was spying on him, actually MI6 and GCHQ were spying on him.

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May 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Monday morning comments on Trump

This pro-Trump editorial at The Hill (worth reading) has some information I hadn’t realized, that the Australian diplomat who told on the low-level Trump staffer to the FBI had previously arranged a donation of $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.

The editorial suggests that it wasn’t an accidental conversation, but that the Australian diplomat was fishing for self-incriminating statements to help Clinton.

Actually, it was Clinton who was receiving dirt on the opposition from foreign powers, and not Trump.

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Also recommend yesterday’s op-ed, After year of investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication.

In early 2017, President Trump was widely ridiculed for alleging that the Obama administration placed his campaign under surveillance. The response from experts on CNN and other sites was open mockery. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper came forward to assure the media that he could categorically deny the allegation and stated, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.” The range of media analysis seemed to run from whether Trump was a clinical paranoid or a delusional demagogue.

We now know there was, indeed, surveillance ordered repeatedly on Trump campaign figures before and after the election. …

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Dictionary definition of a spy: “a person who secretly collects and reports information on the activities, movements, and plans of an enemy or competitor.”

That sounds like what the Australian diplomat and the college professor were doing to the Trump campaign, but the fakestream media insists “no spying!”

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May 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

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