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Cuomo says America was never that great

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Of course this is what liberals and SJWs believe, America was an evil country that discriminated against transvestites, but until now major politicians have been smart enough never to say stuff like that.

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August 15, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Whatever happened to Ben Carson, 2018 edition

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More than a year has passed since I wrote the following:

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.

Still no change.

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Actually, reported today in the Wall Street Journal (but not anywhere else because the rest of the MSM chooses to ignore Carson),

The Obama administration took steps to encourage the development of low-income housing in high-income neighborhoods. In an interview, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said he plans instead to focus on restrictive zoning codes. Stringent codes have limited home construction, thus driving up prices and making it more difficult for low-income families to afford homes, Mr. Carson said.

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The secretary pointed to Los Angeles as an example of how zoning rules stymie housing development. He said a large majority of the city’s parcels of land are eligible only for single-family home development, not larger projects that could house more people and help moderate price growth. “Of course you’re going to have skyrocketing prices that no one can afford,” he said.

This is the smartest housing policy I’ve ever heard! So I apologize for being so wrong about Carson, best Secretary of HUD in my lifetime. (Andrew Cuomo was the worst Secretary of HUD in my lifetime, Jack Kemp the most massively overrated by conservatives, and Mitt Romney’s dad the most traitorous.)

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Also, Clarence Thomas is the best Supreme Court Justice. How can we find more of these smart common-sense conservative blacks and put them in government positions?

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August 13, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

The left abandoning democracy

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Hermes writes in a comment:

I’ve noticed that the left has begun using “democracy” simply to denote the kind of society they favor. They’ll call some liberal principle or action “democratic” if it was enacted by an elite, unelected few, while calling the will of a majority of the people “anti-democratic” or “a threat to democracy” if it results in some non-liberal principle or action.

The kind of government the left wants can be properly called an aristocracy, rule by the elites.

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August 8, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Election in Ohio

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The Republican won. But barely, in a district that Trump won by 11 points.

It seems that the election was a referendum on Trump rather than a normal pre-Trump election of a Republican running against a Democratic. Prole whites and rural whites support Trump, while college-educated whites who traditionally voted Republican have moved even more into the Democratic Party than in the 2016 presidential election.

Even though the Trump tax cuts were very good for the rich, there was zero benefit at the voting booths from the tax cuts. The wealthier Republicans switched over to the Democratic Party.

I think that there’s a CNN effect. Republicans switching over to Democrats are the types of Republicans who watch CNN, and the 24/7 bashing of Trump for two straight years has had an effect. I think there has been denial among Trump supporters that CNN’s biased reporting is swaying some people against Trump.

Meanwhile, prole whites are not reliable voters. They just didn’t turn out.

It should be pointed out that the anti-Trump traitor Republican governor Kasich never supported Balderson because Balderson refused to denounce Trump, until he finally gave Balderson a half-hearted endorsement less than two weeks ago.

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August 8, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Diane Feinstein’s tweet

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All that Trump wanted was the same consideration that Feinstein got. When the FBI thought that a guy on Trump’s staff was being recruited by Russians, instead of telling Trump so that Trump could fire him, they instead launched this massive witch hunt with the goal of impeaching Trump, and which has resulted in a bunch of people being prosecuted for bogus crimes (and in the case of Manafort having the book thrown at him for what would have probably just been a tax penalty from the IRS had Manafort never been involved with Trump).

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August 6, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics


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August 1, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Outrageously biased statement by Sulzberger

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A. G. Sulzberger, publisher of the NY Times, says that he told Trump: “I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”

Once again, here’s a case of the left imagining Trump supporters doing what the people on their own side are actually doing. Nearly all of the political violence in this country is being committed by the left against Trump supporters and people they label the “alt-right” or “white supremacists” or whatever label they think give them the right to commit violence. And the media spends lots of time talking about imagined violence from Trump supporters while ignoring the actual violence taking place.

No one takes Trump seriously, his supporters understand he’s not to be taken literally, but on the other side of the aisle liberals like Maxine Waters are riling up the Trump haters who do take violence seriously. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Language like that is going to lead to more violence than anything that Trump tweeted.

Furthermore, on a worldwide basis, the most common perpetrators of violence against journalists are Islamic terrorists and organized crime, exactly the people Trump wants to keep out of the country but the media goes crazy that Trump is trying to keep them out of the country.

Journalists have very safe jobs as long as they don’t leave the United States. The people dying at work are the blue-collar workers. Especially dangerous occupations are logging, fishing, roofing, and garbage collection.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 31, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in News, Politics

NY Times election map!

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Link to map

The NY Times has a really cool 2016 election map.

For starters, you can identify the Jewish parts of New York City by the red:

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 26, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

What the Democrats taught me in the 1990s

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You don’t abandon your guy just because he lied about sex.

(I tried to explain to my Democratic friend that Clinton didn’t just lie about sex, he committed perjury by lying about sex while under oath, but he didn’t care, and neither did any other Democrats.)

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July 25, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Why Democrats suddenly hate Putin

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Michael Ledeen writes in PJ Media:

Why are the Democrats and the spooks suddenly so ferociously anti-Putin? What can account for such an enormous sea change?

It’s a hard question to answer, because we do not know if it is based on new intelligence, or if it is primarily motivated by politics. So far as we know, there is considerable information tying Democrats to the Russians, and relatively less showing Russian links to Republicans, including the Trump crowd. We can document substantial Russian and Russia-linked involvement with the Clinton Foundation, some of it directly linked to U.S. policy decisions such as the one giving Russia effective control over the U.S. company Uranium One. We know that Bill Clinton received a huge payday for a speech in Moscow, orders of magnitude greater than what General Flynn was paid. Yet there is virtually unanimous Democratic condemnation of Trump’s failure to denounce Russian “meddling” in our politics, claiming it was in support for Trump.

It seems to me that the Democrats are accusing Trump of doing what they actually did.

“Hard question to answer,” ha ha. Easiest question to answer, liberals are outraged that Trump is President, and their hatred for Trump extends to hatred for anyone who they think helped him become President, and they think that Putin helped him become President (because they have convinced themselves that if there had been a honest election [honest meaning only the fakestream media is allowed to tell people what to think], then Trump couldn’t possibly have won).

The Russia conspiracy is the left’s birtherism. Obama-haters on the right were convinced that Obama couldn’t possibly be a legitimate president, and if only they could prove that Obama was born in Kenya (which they actually believed) then Obama could be impeached or something like that.

The most important difference between birtherism and the Russia conspiracy is that birtherism was mocked by the fakestream media, while the fakestream media is giving a big loudspeaker to proponents of the Russia conspiracy.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

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