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Taco Bell review

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There weren’t enough ordering kiosks, I had to wait in line.

The menu is very confusing. I just ordered four crunchy tacos because I didn’t know what else to get, and I think the crunchy taco is their signature dish that they are most well known for.

Order took about two minutes to prepare. Ideally, it could have been faster, but they looked pretty busy.

They have packets of four different “hot” sauces. The sauce labeled “hot” wasn’t very hot at all. The “fire” sauce was a little bit more like hot sauce.

Value? At $6.06 including tax, the meal was half the price of a typical Manhattan take-out lunch. So the value is there. (But for four more dollars I could have bought a more filling chicken burrito with better ingredients from Dos Toros.)

Quality of the tacos? Pretty crappy compared to Los Tacos No. 1. And the tacos leave an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth. It is sad that once upon a time, I ate these Taco Bell tacos without knowing any better.

Conclusion? I don’t see myself going back so long as I can afford better.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 9, 2019 at EST pm

Posted in Proles

Elites hate the white working class

with 73 comments

MikeCA writes in a comment:

Oh come on, stop trolling. Elites do not hate working class people.

Here are some comments posted to that NY Times article that would prove MikeCA wrong:

Why save those hotbeds of ignorance, jingoism and bigotry? Not on my dime, thanks.

I really don’t get what it is to about small town America that’s worth saving. They are breeding grounds for some of the most virulent hatred and prejudice there is.

Wait, these are the same people that go to their klan meetings and Trump rallies brimming with fear and bitter anger. The same people that see their childrens’ future in coal mines

White rural America is failing due to innate ignorant enduring mythical stupid bigoted white supremacist Darwinian natural selection meritocracy. White rural Americans are losers in a diverse evolving egalitarian plural secular democratic fair just moral objective world. Other than being white they mostly had and have no real merit for doing anything great and meaningful.

Small town America is the work of evil and the sooner these places turns to dust the better.

I agree with ‘Let It Die’. There isn’t anything of much value to save.

Seriously? These communities do nothing but mock, ridicule, deride and vote against the very areas of the country they are now demanding bail them out from their well earned situations. These communities routinely demand accountability and self-responsibility from every other area of the country, particularly urban city regions. I can’t generate an ounce of sympathy.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 23, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Proles, Uncategorized

The proles love Trump because he’s like them

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A New York Times reader wrote in a comment:

I’m from Appalachia, where getting into the working class was an aspiration. … They support Trump and the reason is simple: He acts just like they would if they had money.

(Edited out the bulk of the comment which talks about how much his small town sucked and how much he hated it, and I’m sure he has a legitimate right to that opinion, even though it’s framed from a left-wing perspective.)

This is exactly what I’ve been saying about Trump for three years, but I have never seen any so-called journalists in any news media understand this. And it also explains why the elites hate Trump, because he acts like the kind of people they hate.

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As far as the original point of the article, about whether or not small-town America can be saved, I like the suggestion of another NY Times commenter:

Tech companies claim H1-B visas are critical to their success. So make the visas geographically dependent. If 43,500 visas are to be given out, grant 100 to each Congressional District rather than giving them all to the firms in Silicon Valley or New York. Give tech a reason to set up facilities in places other than the usual.

And I would suggest some more basic ideas:

(1) Tax breaks for telecommuting (or tax penalties for companies that don’t allow employees to telecommute).

(2) Government assistance the help people move out of crappy small-towns to some place with more jobs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 23, 2018 at EST am

Posted in News, Proles

Who’s stupid enough to fall off a cruise ship?

If all the reasons for not going on a cruise, this one has to be the least of them and the most stupid: risk of falling overboard.

As an experienced rider of the Staten Island Ferry, as well as frequent hanger-outer on the balconies of apartment buildings, I don’t see how a cruise ship is any different. What a waste of an article.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 18, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Proles

Living life on the wild side

Yesterday, I ate a romaine lettuce salad at an Asian restaurant on Staten Island.

My prole Jewish mother (who has been convinced by the mainstream media to hate Trump) was complaining the entire time that they didn’t throw out their romaine lettuce.

If this is the last thing I ever post, that means I died from eating the lettuce.

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Since the latest romaine lettuce scare, one person in the United States has died from eating lettuce, while during the same period of time (let’s say 5 days), approximately 472 people died in car accidents (calculated by taking fatalities in 2016, divided by 365, then multiplied by 5).

So driving a car is hundreds of times more dangerous than eating romaine lettuce. (Yet another opportunity to point out that we can’t get safer self-driving cars soon enough.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 25, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Proles

Some other good shopping deals

I already mentioned that you can get an iPad this weekend for $249.

Walmart: The boardgame Settlers of Catan for $26. Normally sells for $40-something at Amazon.

Anywhere this camera is sold (including BH Photo and Amazon): The Panasonic GX85 camera with two lenses for $499 (half price!).

Macy’s: A Dyson canister vacuum for $199 (normally $500!!)

Any other good deals, please add in the comments.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 23, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Proles

When scientists get matching tattoos

There’s something wrong with this picture.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 16, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Proles, Science

Thousand Oaks gunman posted pro-gun-control message on social media

A Facebook post published to his account around the time of the attack said, “I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening…,” a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.

I’m sure the same sort of people who think that a pizza restaurant in a SWPL part of DC was secretly trafficking in child sex slaves will say it’s a “deep state conspiracy.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 10, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime, Proles

The new McDonald’s experience

I walked in, and there was this section of eight huge self-service kiosks with touchscreens.

I was able to choose exactly what I wanted, and then pay for it with a credit card. I got a receipt with my order number on it printed real big so even someone with bad vision could easily see it. This was a massive improvement over the old method where I had to wait in a line and then give my order to a surly unhelpful cash register person.

Shortly afterwards, my order was called.

And it was only $2.18 for two hamburgers. Anything I might have cooked at home would have been a lot more expensive. How can they stay in business with prices so low?

The first hamburger was delicious in its own right, but I decided to experiment on the second hamburger by adding hot sauce to it. Yum! Spicy!

The only downside is that McDonald’s gives you the order in a bag with their logo stamped on it all huge. Nothing screams “PROLE!” more than a McDonad’s bag. So the secret to McDonad’s takeout is to bring your own bag with you. An npr totebag would be perfect for this purpose. No one would suspect that within the most SWPL of bags there was actually the most prole culinary treat.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 9, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Business, Proles

Republicans’ Pennsylvania problem

Pennsylvania with its large prole white population (as well as other demographically similar Rustbelt states) was the key to Trump winning the election in 2016.

But the prole whites in Pennsylvania did not turn out for Republicans yesterday. (I am not sure, yet, if they just stayed home, or if they voted for Democrats.)

The prole whites in Pennsylvania are not motivated by the traditional Republican messages of banning abortion, lowering taxes for the top 1%, and union busting. Prole whites in Pennsylvania are not as religious as the prole whites in the Midwest or the South, and they have a long tradition of being sympathetic to the Franklin D. Roosevelt type of liberalism.

I believe that Trump’s focus on immigration, and merely being the guy that elites hate the same way that they hate all prole whites, is what carried the state for him.

But obviously, no one in the Republican Party knows how to tap into non-religious prole white populism. And this is even true for Trump, who did it by accident rather than because he’s an expert at understanding our nation’s demographics and social divisions.

Waiting for the comments where people angrily explain to me that my analysis is wrong.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 7, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics, Proles

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