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Proles to the rescue

Recreational vehicles — airboats, Jet Skis, motorized fishing boats — have rushed to the aid of people trapped in their homes, steered by welders, roofers, mechanics and fishermen wearing shorts, headlamps and ponchos. The working class, in large part, is being saved by the working class.

If you want to be rescued from a flood, it’s a lot better to have prole Texans for neighbors than lesbian college professors from San Francisco.

I am pretty sure that the volunteer rescuers are primarily Trump voters.

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Before the storm made landfall I made the following prediction:

I predict that the mainstream media will use Hurricane Harvey as an excuse to lecture us about “climate change.”

That prediction turned out to be 100% true.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 30, 2017 at EST am

Posted in Proles

Another journalist reading my blog?

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.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 6, 2017 at EST am

Posted in New York City, Proles

Oysters, SWPL or prole?

This important question came up in the comments.

I have to admit that I’m confused. Oysters are rarely consumed, unlike sushi which is ubiquitous.

The most famous “raw bar” is the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. Oysters, being expensive, and found in restaurants in Manhattan, they would seem to be an upper-class thing.

But on the the other hand, there are also raw bars in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, a town which is the epitome of prole.

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A food that you can only buy in Seaside Heights and isn’t available anywhere in Manhattan is the zeppole. Now that’s a delicious prole food! A while back, place called Led Zeppole opened in Manhattan and tried to ironically sell zeppoles to hipsters, but unfortunately it went out of business.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 21, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos, Proles

Proles love Trump, even prole Saudi Arabians

From the NY Times:

There was neither beer, nor tattoos nor women at the biker rally in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Friday night. But among the hundreds of men riding on roaring Harley Davidsons and sporting leather vests, there was overwhelming excitement about the incoming visitor: President Trump.

“We want to welcome Trump,” said Mohammed Alrasheed, 35, who had outfitted his motorcycle with a large green Saudi flag next to the Stars and Stripes of America and wore a helmet decorated with quarters, dimes and nickels.

That’s why I continue to believe that the foreign hackers who broke into John Podesta’s email did it because they are prole, and proles love Trump, and not because the Russian government was paying them.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 20, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in International, Proles

Blue collar men’s room

Today I had the pleasure of using the men’s room in a warehouse that’s not open to the general public. In the men’s room there was a big pin-up poster of a young woman wearing only lingerie.

I found it amusing that blue collar men who work in warehouses are allowed to look at that when they use the bathroom, while men who work in white-collar offices in Manhattan have to pretend that they are eunuchs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 10, 2017 at EST pm

How I discovered the reason for ketchup

Until recently, I thought ketchup was useless except as something to dip French fries into. But when faced with a rather unpleasant turkey meatloaf, I remembered that Donald Trump likes to put ketchup on his food, so I thought I would give it a try. And amazingly, the ketchup turned the unpleasant turkey meatloaf into something enjoyable!

Thus did I discover the reason for ketchup. As a condiment that overpowers the flavors of food, it will absolutely ruin high quality Manhattan food. (And that even applies to Manhattan-quality hamburgers, you don’t want to ruin them with ketchup.) But when faced with crappy prole food, which is what the majority of America eats, ketchup works wonders.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 18, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Proles

The benefit of being prole

The brouhaha over President Trump eating his steak well done with ketchup reminds me once again of an important benefit of being prole, which is that you can eat whatever you want anyway you want to.

If I went to a steak restaurant, I would have to order the steak medium rare, even if that’s not the way I wanted to eat it.

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Possibly, the reason why President Trump likes well done steaks is related to his fear of germs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 6, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Proles

How can proles afford to take their kids to Disney World?

One day admission for a family of four: $484. And that doesn’t include parking. Or food. Or whatever else you have to pay extra for.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 12, 2017 at EST am

Posted in Proles

Santa Monica vs. Coney Island

Santa Monica, the most famous beach in Los Angeles County, is also one of the most desirable places to live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Coney Island, the most famous beach in New York City, is prole. No one rich or famous would be caught dead living there.

Why did these two beach areas have such different outcomes? That’s the question to answer this Christmas.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 25, 2016 at EST am

Posted in Proles, Wealth

Matthew Yglesias Vox article about Trump and Kushner

Matthew Yglesias hates Trump, but nevertheless there’s some interesting stuff here.

As comedian John Mulaney put it, “Donald Trump is like what a hobo imagines a rich man to be.” Actual social and economic elites in the contemporary United States regard ostentatious displays of wealth as vulgar and low-class. What you’re supposed to do is be subtly snobbish about various things — from locally sourced produce at the lower end to unique experiential vacations at the high end — not just slap gold on everything.

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When Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dreams of life as a rich man, he says he’ll have “one long staircase just going up / and one even longer going down / and one more leading nowhere just for show.” Like most working-class people, in other words, he would like to have more money, but he doesn’t especially want to become a cosmopolitan urbanite with hipster tastes. He wants to be Donald Trump.

I’ve been telling you for a long time that the real reason the elites hate Trump is because he’s LOW CLASS. Finally, someone admits it, using those exact words. At the same time, this is why the proles connect with him and love him. The proles don’t understand Romney’s slightly-embarrassed approach to being rich. What seemed very proper to me struck the proles as being sinister.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 21, 2016 at EST pm

Posted in Politics, Proles

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