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Update on the Wall

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There’s not much to say.

As I previously wrote, once Trump caved in and agreed to “temporary” refunding of the government, he would lose most of his leverage with Democrats. He probably lost support of Republicans who were totally behind massive tax cuts for the rich, but they were never behind border security with the same sort of passion.

Liberals in the MSM will be outraged for a while over Trump’s “authoritarian” and “unprecedented” use of a national “emergency,” even though there are 31 other active national “emergencies.” Like many other Trump executive orders, liberals will probably find a liberal Trump-hating judge who will issue an injunction over it. Hopefully, it will quickly get to the Supreme Court where that injunction will be reversed.

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February 16, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Immigration, Politics

High-speed rail death

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The governor of California gives up on high-speed rail.

“I have nothing but respect for Governor Brown’s and Governor Schwarzenegger’s vision. I share it,” Newsom said. “But let’s be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long.”

He said there’s “simply isn’t a path” to build high speed rail to connect the northern and southern parts of the state. But the rail line can link Central Valley cities Merced and Bakersfield, he said.

Ironic that this comes so soon after AOC’s ridiculous “Green New Deal” that will magically replace air travel with super-trains.

However, it’s worth pointing out that the United States has a serious failure of competency. A hundred years ago, rail lines got built, stuff got done. Today, we can’t do anything.

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February 12, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Biden 2020

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Despite Biden having a huge lead in the polls, everyone says he can’t possibly win the nomination. He’s too old. He’s too white. He’s too male. He’s too moderate. He has made too many “gaffes” in his career in politics. He has a plurality of support, but not a majority who will coalesce around anyone but Biden. He doesn’t have the support of the news media like Harris does.

Three and a half years ago, everyone kept saying Trump couldn’t possibly win the Republican nomination even though he was leading in the polls.

Looks to me that we have a lot of angry women, minority, and SJW candidates arguing with each other, no single one gaining any traction, and one clear leader who also would have the support of the party establishment (who would surely prefer Biden to most of the alternatives).

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Up until now, my thoughts on Biden were, “No way, do you know how old he is? Not going to happen.” But I changed my mind. A solid lead in the polls is meaningful. The average Democratic voter isn’t as crazy SJW leftist as the average journalist. This is even true for the blacks, who as I keep pointing out are actually very conservative with a small “c.” They supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, not some radical minority firebrand.

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February 12, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Maria Butina is innocent, in The New Republic

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When I first heard of the charges against Maria Butina, they sounded to me like bullshit.

Now at TNR, someone finally tells her story, with the take that the charges against her were total bullshit.

Now that a respected non-conservative media is saying that the charges against her are fake, can Trump do the right thing and pardon her?

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February 12, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Look who’s in the lead

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In a crowded field, name recognition counts for a lot! The two guys in the lead are white men who are so old that they will become octogenarians during their first term in office.

Good news for America is that Grandpa Joe is the least liberal guy that Dems could possibly nominate, and I’ve long suspected that secretly he doesn’t believe in any of the SJW crap. Once in office, he could become an old grouch who drops the SJW charade.

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February 12, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Politics, SJWism

Reminder: “superdelegates” have been de-powered

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For the first round of voting, the Democrats will use the Republican model. No superdelegates, and someone wins if they get more than 50% of the pledged-delegate vote. Superdelegates will only come into play if no candidate gets more than 50% of pledged delegates, which is something that rarely happens. (It’s a little bit more complicated than that, read the article.)

So there will be no superdelegates in 2020 to anoint a Hillary Clinton type over the will of more radical primary voters. At least not if a winner of those radical voters gets more than 50% of pledged delegates.

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February 11, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Governor Northam, not a cuck

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The governor of Virginia says that there’s no way in hell he’s going to resign because of some free speech from the 1980s, and you SJWs can take your PC bullshit and shove it back up your ass. Also, I take back my apology.

Those aren’t his exact words, but that’s what he meant. To his credit, he’s a lot less cucked than Republicans.

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February 11, 2019 at EST am

A woman says that the black lieutenant governor of Virginia raped her

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And unlike the accusations against Kavanaugh, in this case there’s a friend who says that the alleged rape victim told her about it the day after it happened.

A college friend of Ms. Watson’s, Kaneedreck Adams, said in an interview Friday that Ms. Watson told her she was raped the day after she said it happened, and named Mr. Fairfax as her assailant.

Ms. Adams said that she went to visit Ms. Watson at her apartment and that “she was upset, she was kind of crying quietly and she said that she had been raped” by Mr. Fairfax.

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February 8, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Blackfacegate gets worse!

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Even I’ve never dressed up in blackface, and I’m a “racist” according to SJW types. But for some weird reason, it was a thing for all these liberal Democrats in Virginia.

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February 6, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

Abortion at SOTU

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To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

As I’ve pointed out before, it’s bullshit that anti-abortion people believe that abortion should be left up to the states. That’s only something they say when they are talking about the Supreme Court. In fact, we see it’s exactly the opposite, anti-abortion people are outraged that one state chooses to have a more liberal abortion policy than most other states. They really don’t want to leave the issue up to the states.

Trump made a mistake putting this into his speech. Trump should try to de-escalate abortion as a political issue. As I’ve previously pointed out, the majority of adults in key swing states ae pro-choice. Also, abortion is beneficial for society Those who insist otherwise are falling for the just world fallacy. Someone has been giving him bad advice.

As I’ve written before:

Whenever I point out the benefits of abortion in reducing the birthrate of the poorest and thus most-crime-prone Americans, they go crazy and refuse to believe it. They insist on believing that every woman who has an abortion is like Juno, a young white girl from a middle-class or better family. Juno is a fictional movie! The reality is that the typical woman who has an abortion is a poor unmarried black or Hispanic woman who already has children. The last people you want to have more children. There is no better government money spent than the money spent on providing free abortions and free birth control for poor people. Every dollar spent on abortion and birth control for poor women saves at least ten dollars, if not a hundred dollars, on welfare, education, and law enforcement for the children those poor women would otherwise have had.

Pro-choice is pro-working-class white.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 6, 2019 at EST am

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