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End stage of socialism - Venezuela

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Their infrastructure is falling apart - from Reuters:

Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'
More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."

It was the first blackout to include the capital, Caracas, since March, when the government blamed the opposition and United States for a series of power outages that left millions of people without running water and telecommunications.

The blackouts exacerbated an economic crisis that has halved the size of the economy.

Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the outage on Monday was caused by an "electromagnetic attack," without providing evidence. He added that authorities were in the process of re-establishing service.

The Maduro regieme can not admit that their policies have caused this. It is always something external done to Venezuela by their enemies. Propeganda for the masses.

Go medieval - from Breitbart:

Dr. Drew: Los Angeles Faces Imminent Outbreak of Bubonic Plague
Dr. Drew Pinsky said Friday that Los Angeles faces an imminent outbreak of bubonic plague because of the growth of the homeless population and the failure of state and local authorities to deal with rodent problems.

Dr. Drew made his comments during a Periscope broadcast by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, who has become a popular political pundit with a daily live audience of thousands of people.

Dr. Drew told Adams that he had predicted the recent typhus outbreak in Los Angeles, which was carried by rats, transferred by fleas to pets, and from pets to humans.

Bubonic plague, Dr. Drew said, like typhus, is endemic to the region, and can spread to humans from rodents in a similar fashion.

Though commonly recognized as the medieval disease responsible for the Black Death in the fourteenth century, which killed one-third of the population of Europe, the last outbreak of bubonic plague in the U.S. was nearly a century ago, from 1924 to 1925 — also in Los Angeles. Only a “heroic effort” by doctors stopped it, Dr. Drew recalled, warning that conditions were perfect for another outbreak of the plague in the near future.

Los Angeles is one of the only cities in the country, Dr. Drew said, that has no rodent control plan. “And if you look at the pictures of Los Angeles, you will see that the homeless encampments are surrounded by dumps. People defecate there, they throw their trash there, and the rats just proliferate there.”

The liberals want to protect us from global warming and pollution but they can not run a city. Not one city.

A Nation of Deplorables

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Looks like Crooked Hillary's Basket of Deplorables is what the current Democratic Party is running on. Town Hall:

The Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Theme Is 'You Americans Are Terrible'
The Democrats’ 2020 theme is that you are terrible and the party’s slogan will be “Americans suck, vote for us.” The precise candidate who will employ it is not important because they all embrace the notion that punishing the essential moral failure of you and me and every other Normal American is the key goal of the Donkey Party. That goes equally for the Handsey Old Prospector, the Socialist Squaw, Crusty the Commie, Spartacus Sharpton, Starchild, the Furry, Not Ms. Willie Brown, the Unfabulous Gay Guy, and the many Unfabulous Ungay Guys.

They all agree that you are terrible because you don’t know your place, which is behind a rock pushing it endlessly uphill for the benefit of people who hate you.

Remember Animal Farm from back when you were in school and they taught it as a chilling warning about socialism instead of as a how-to manual? Remember the horse who got worked nearly to death then got sent to the glue farm?

Guess what? You’re the horse.

Heh - they have nothing. If John Fitzgerald Kennedy was running today, I would vote for him in a heartbeat. The dems really need to take a long hard look at who they are and think about where they are headed.

Like Father, like Son - Trump Jr.

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That tweet is going to leave a large bruise:

Obligatory rimshot...

From Powerline Blog:

DAVID STEINBERG: TYING UP LOOSE THREADS IN THE CURIOUS CASE
In four intensely reported investigative columns — here (August 13, 2018), here (October 23, 2018), here (October 30, 2018), and here (November 5, 2018), — David Steinberg has explored the evidence suggesting that Ilhan Omar entered into a sham marriage with her brother in 2009. This is his fifth. He titles it “Meet Leila Elmi: The Missing Link Showing Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother.” Drawing on his research, interviews, and social media evidence he makes the case that Omar has engaged in a variety of fraudulent activities and willful misrepresentations related to her marital arrangements. He writes:

On October 22, 2008, the U.S. State Department stopped accepting applications for the Priority 3/Refugee Family Reunification program — the process by which refugees can apply for asylum if one family member is already a legal U.S. resident. State halted the program because DNA testing — primarily of Somalis — had concluded that perhaps 87 percent of applicants were fraudulently claiming family relationships.

David sets the stage and then begins:

Please read the verified evidence below — and read it alongside the three years of verified evidence published by Scott Johnson, Preya Samsundar, and myself (our work is linked here). The answers to those questions about 2009 appear to give probable cause to investigate Omar for eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.

This is an incredibly well-researched post complete with links to coroborating data, screen caps of their social media and the documents in question. Omar is not who she says she is. Time to clean house

This is so true - President Trump

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From Grabien News:

TRUMP: ‘IF WE DIDN’T HAVE ALL OF THE BULLSH*T,’ WE’D BE MUCH FURTHER ALONG
TRUMP: "And the reason we have to, not only to do new things, which we will, and you know statutorily, and we had all sorts of artificial witch hunts over our head. Can you imagine if we didn’t have to go through that hoax, I don’t know that we would’ve done any better. To be honest with you, I think we’ve done more in two and a half years than any president ever. First two and a half years.

[Applause]

TRUMP: “But could you imagine what it could have been if we didn’t have the witch hunt — you said it. I won’t say it, because it’s a terrible word. So I will not say that this guy said if we didn’t have the bullh*it —”

[Applause]

TRUMP: “No, no, could you imagine if we didn’t have the time wasted, the time and everything. Can you imagine — and you know, a friend of mine said maybe you wouldn’t have done as well. Is that possible? That can happen. Maybe we would have had too much time on our hands. Who knows. But I can say, nobody in their first two and half years has done anywhere close to what we — not me — what we’ve all done."

So true - all of these baseless accusations are slowing down the government.

The Homeless problem

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Michael Ramirez understands it:

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If you provide free shit, they will come and stay until it is all gone.

Now this is just reaching

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The Democrats are trying anything to ding the Orange Man - from liberal site Daily Caller:

NBC Fails To Mention The Democrat Who Entered Mar-A-Lago Alongside Epstein In 1992
NBC pulled a video from its archives and noted that President Donald Trump was partying with alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in 1992, but failed to mention that the man seen entering the estate with Epstein is Democrat Tom McMillen.

Atomic Fungus offers this timeline of the events:

    • 1992: Trump seen "partying with" Epstein at Mar-a-Lago.
    • Somewhere between 1992 and 2008: Trump says he's a "great guy" and has known him 15 years.
    • Also somewhere between 1992 and 2008: Trump has Epstein tossed out of Mar-a-Lago for perving on an underage girl
    • 2008: Epstein arrested and given a gentle pat on the wrist. Trump ceases all association with him.
    • 2016: Trump wins election to Presidency
    • 2019: "Muh Russia!" fails and Democrats need something else, dredge up this.

Nothing there.

Out for the day but first

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The end-game of Fake News

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Produce Fake News, lose your (paying) audience. Nature abhors a vacuum so other media will fill the void.
From Townhall:

Matt Drudge's 'Future' Is Now Realized, And That Has Legacy Media Enraged
"Bringing these groups together is beyond irresponsible; it is essentially conducting a hate summit at the White House," the Southern Poverty Law Center proclaimed Monday morning regarding President Donald J. Trump's social media summit last Thursday.

Based off that line, you would think the president hosted KKK leader David Duke in the Rose Garden for a Sunday interview as if his opinions mattered. No, actually, that was CNN who did that in 2016, but President Trump did something far worse in the eyes of the Left -- he invited citizen journalists, bloggers, and humorous people who make memes to the White House. In doing so, the president sent a loud message to America that internet pioneer Matt Drudge's vision of the world has been all but finalized thanks to social media and the power of the internet. This has legacy media, and their allies like SPLC, terrified that they are losing their power over public discourse.

I have not read a newspaper or watched televised news for about a year. Too much bias.

Their best and brightest

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Glad they got these mokes rounded up and behind bars. From the Los Angeles Times:

An ultra-violent MS-13 gang entered the U.S., then stalked L.A. with blades and bats
One by one, the victims were lured to remote locations: an abandoned building in downtown Los Angeles, an empty rooftop in Hollywood, a quiet park in the San Fernando Valley.

Each was accused of a transgression against the notorious MS-13 street gang. Each would meet their end in a manner federal investigators described as “medieval.”

And their presence in this country:

Nineteen of the 22 defendants charged in the indictment had entered the country illegally in the last four years, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles. Several of the victims described in the indictment were also new arrivals to the U.S. from Central America, officials said.

Seal the border now. No more excuses. How much are the cartels paying Chuck and Nancy?

Wilson was basically the guy who let progressivism get started in the Democrat party. The majority of the ills today have their ancestry with his time in office. Here he is on the treatment of Blacks - from the National Postal Museum:

The History and Experience of African Americans in America’s Postal Service
During Woodrow Wilson’s 1912 presidential campaign, he promised African Americans advancement. He stated, “Should I become President of the United States, [Negroes] [sic] may count upon me for absolute fair dealing and for everything by which I could assist in advancing the interests of their race in the United States.” Believing in his promise, many African Americans broke their affiliation with the Republican Party and voted for Wilson. He did not, however, fulfill the promises he made during the campaign to the African American community during his presidency. Less than a month after his March 4, 1913 inauguration, President Wilson’s Administration took the first steps towards segregating the federal service.

The question of federal segregation was first discussed in high administration circles at a closed cabinet meeting on April 11, 1913. At the Cabinet meeting Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson argued for segregating the Railway Mail Service. He was disturbed by whites and African Americans working in the Railway Mail Service train cars. The workers shared glasses, towels, and washrooms. He said segregation was in the best interest of the African American employees and in the best interest of the Railway Mail Service. Burleson’s ultimate goal was not only to make the railway lines “lily white” but to segregate all government departments. President Wilson replied to Burleson by saying that he had made “no promises in particular to Negroes [sic], except to do them justice.” He argued that he “wished the matter adjusted in a way to make the least friction”. While President Wilson expressed no direct objections to Burleson’s segregation plans, support came primarily from other cabinet members.

Shortly after the April 11 cabinet meeting, cabinet members Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo and Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson segregated employees in their departments with no objection from President Wilson. Segregation was quickly implemented at the Post Office Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. Many African American employees were downgraded and even fired. Employees who were downgraded were transferred to the dead letter office, where they did not interact with the public. The few African Americans who remained at the main post offices were put to work behind screens, out of customers’ sight.

Much more at the site and full citations for all of the claims. It is about racism - just not what they tell you. The idea that President Trump is a racist is pure psychological projection on the part of the Democrats. They have nothing on him so they resort to flinging poo with the hope that some of it will stick.

Heh - 100% spot on

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Saw this over at Kim DuToit's - a daily read for me:

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These mokes are nothing but a bunch of clueless socialist useful idiots.

Of course - Kamala Harris

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From USA Today:

Kamala Harris took money from law firm that represented Epstein on same day she blasted it
Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm’s work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual abuse “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.”

Yet the same day, Harris’ husband headlined a Chicago fundraiser for her presidential campaign that was hosted by six partners of that firm – Kirkland and Ellis, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

Heh - the Democratic roster for the 2020 Presidential Elections is nothing but a circus clown car.

Pedo Epstein in the news

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Interesting development - from The Daily Beast:

Jeffrey Epstein Had ‘Piles of Cash,’ Diamonds, Saudi Passport in Safe
FBI agents found “piles of cash,” dozens of diamonds and an expired foreign passport in Jeffrey Epstein’s when they raided his Manhattan mansion last week, prosecutors revealed Monday.

The passport was issued in the 1980s and gave a residence of Saudi Arabia, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said. It was not issued under Epstein’s name but did have what appeared to be a photo of him.

The safe’s contents were disclosed during a bail hearing at which prosecutors—and accusers—argued that Epstein is a flight risk and should be kept locked up until his sex-trafficking trial.

Flight risk indeed - keep him under lock and key until the whole thing comes to light. A lot harder for the Clintons to put out a hit on him. (Or anyone else.)

So that explains it

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It was Arkancide:

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China needs us a lot lot more than we need them. From Russia Today:

China threatens to sever ties with any US firm linked to selling weapons to Taiwan
The Chinese foreign ministry has warned that American firms would be banned from doing business in China if they are involved in any arms deals with Taiwan.

“In order to safeguard national interests, China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan,”foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday. “The Chinese government and Chinese companies will not cooperate and do business with these US firms,” he added.

Answering reporters’ questions, Geng said the details about such companies and the timeline of any penalties against them will not be disclosed at present.

Beijing warned Washington last week “not to play with fire” and to cancel a planned $2.2 billion arms deal with Taiwan, accusing the US of interfering in China’s domestic affairs.

And a bit of background:

The planned arms sale would violate Beijing’s ‘One China’ principle, which views Taiwan as an integral part of China.

Relations between Beijing and Taipei have deteriorated since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a member of the island’s pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, took office in May 2016. China suspects her of seeking formal independence with support from Washington.

We have all seen the ineffectvie "Free Tibet" bumperstickers in liberal cities. In reality, if we sent in our military and liberated Tibet, all the progressives would run around with their hair on fire. Narrative versus reality again.

Now China is getting more insistent about Taiwan being a part of their worker's paradise and Taiwan is having nothing to do with it. China needs the revenues that the Taiwanese companies are getting. Given the choice between Chinese and Taiwanese machine tools and parts, the Taiwanese are profoundly better for not that much more money.

AOC gets Trumped

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2:02 of perfection:

The 9th is historically a bastion of leftist thought. So much so that the US Supreme Court between 2010 and 2015 reversed around 79 percent of its case decisions. They made two decisions that are absolutly spot on. From Don Surber:

First9th Circuit sides with Trump on sanctuary cities
Many parts of Los Angeles are lined with the homeless living in tents. Instead of tending the needs of American citizens, the Democrats who run the city welcome illegal aliens. Now the politicians will pay for that decision.

The Hill reported, "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.

"The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody.

And Second9th Circuit sides with Trump over Planned Parenthood
The 9th Circuit Court ruled that taxpayers may abort funding for Planned Parenthood.

Our money, our choice.

Reuters reported, "A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected emergency bids to temporarily set aside its recent decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce a 'gag rule' that could strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of federal funding for family planning.

"By a 7-4 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its June 20 decision lifting injunctions blocking enforcement of the rule, which makes clinics ineligible for Title X family planning funds if they provide abortion referrals."

Great news. There are already charitible organizations that can provide money for these two social problems. We the tqaxpayers should not have to be on the hook for them. If anyone out there feels differently? Write a check to them. You have been paying for these services already through your IRS taxes. 

An upcoming suicide

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For more information (as well as a large list of examples) check out the website for Arkancide.

The perils of a cashless society

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So easy to just put everything on plastic. Unfortunately, with corporations like Google and Facebook, government surveillance is just a heartbeat away. The citizens of Hong Kong are trying to get out from underneath the Red Chinese government oppression. There are large demonstrations going on. This from c w swanson:

Hong Kong Protests Show Dangers of a Cashless Society - Lesson: never allow any government to do away with cash.
Allowing cash to die would be a grave mistake. A cashless society is a surveillance societyThe recent round of protests in Hong Kong highlights exactly what we have to lose.

In Hong Kong, most people use a contactless smart card called an "Octopus card" to pay for everything from transit, to parking, and even retail purchases. It's pretty handy: Just wave your tentacular card over the sensor and make your way to the platform.

But no one used their Octopus card to get around Hong Kong during the protests. The risk was that a government could view the central database of Octopus transactions to unmask these democratic ne'er-do-wells. Traveling downtown during the height of the protests? You could get put on a list, even if you just happened to be in the area.

So the savvy subversives turned to cash instead. Normally, the lines for the single-ticket machines that accept cash are populated only by a few confused tourists, while locals whiz through the turnstiles with their fintech wizardry.

But on protest days, the queues teemed with young activists clutching old school paper notes. As one protester told Quartz: "We're afraid of having our data tracked."

Using cash to purchase single tickets meant that governments couldn't connect activists' activities with their Octopus accounts. It was instant anonymity. Sure, it was less convenient. And one-off physical tickets cost a little more than the Octopus equivalent. But the trade-off of avoiding persecution and jail time was well worth it.

Or, you do something the government doesn't like and the shut down your access to digital money, leaving you absolutely broke.  Or, you get into a tax dispute with the IRS, and they simply take the money they think you owe, and then challenge you to litigate the issue with them.

A cashless society is a tyrant's dream.

These are very wise words. I always like to keep cash on hand for a reserve. Find a killer deal at an auction or yard sale? Cash. Grid goes down for a few days? Cash. Need to buy something questionable? Cash. The OG of financial transactions. Glad to see the people of Hong Kong taking these precautions.

The slap on the wrist that he got earlier - from American Thinker:

The question that must be asked: Was Epstein running 'honey traps' and blackmailing the power elite?
It strikes me as quite unlikely that Jeffrey Epstein's motive for allegedly inviting powerful figures from the U.S. and Europe aboard the Lolita Express on a trip to Orgy Island was mere fellowship — as if they were playing a round of golf together.  My dominant hypothesis is that he was video-recording highly illegal and morally reprehensible rapes for use as blackmail material.  It might have been insurance against serious prosecution for his indulging in his own perversion, which would explain why his punishment the first time he was prosecuted was laughably light.

And the liberals are pointing to a 2002 quote from President Trump where he said:

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” - Donald Trump, 2002

Do not forget that when Epstein acted on his urges at Mar-a-lago, Donald Trump found out and banned him

Court Documents: Trump Banned Epstein From Mar-A-Lago For Alleged Assault On Underage Girl
Bradley Edwards, a lawyer who represented Jefferey Epstein’s victims, stated in court documents that Trump had barred Epstein from his Mar-A-Lago estate “because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club.”

Neither Trump nor Mar-A-Lago have confirmed that Epstein had been banned from the club.

During the 2016 election, Trump alleged Bill Clinton might have a strong connection to Epstein, Clinton is reported to have traveled on Epstein’s plane dozens of times. Referring to Clinton, Trump stated, “Nice guy — uh, got a lot of problems coming up, in my opinion, with the famous island, with Jeffrey Epstein. A lot of problems.”

This will be fun to watch as it plays out...

...are the wheels of the bus running over Bill Clinton. He is just another old white dude. Past his prime so let's throw him under. From Townhall:

BREAKING: Bill Clinton Denies Knowing Anything About His Pedophile Friend Jeffery Epstein But Flight Logs Show Otherwise
Former President Bill Clinton, who is longtime friends with pedophile Jeffery Epstein, has released a statement about the billionaire's arrest over the weekend and charges related to child sex abuse and trafficking.

"President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffery Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation," Clinton's spokesperson said. "Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secretary Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time, made one brief visit to Epstein's New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He's not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida."

According to extensive reporting and flight logs, Clinton took at least 26 trips to Epstein's private island where much of the abuse occurred. He ditched his Secret Service detail to do so.

As Bill and Hillary retire from public life to spend more time with their family...

Not elected yet but a shoe-in at the polls. From The Washington Post:

‘Moronic & clueless’: Boris Johnson sparks outrage, saying everyone in Britain should speak English first
English is far from the only language spoken in Britain.

In fact, significant time and resources have been put toward preserving indigenous minority languages across Britain, including Welsh, Gaelic, Scots and Irish. And, of course, many other languages are spoken — among them Polish, Punjabi, Arabic and French.

It’s understandable how Boris Johnson, a front-runner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, ruffled some feathers Friday when he said, “There are too often parts of our country … where English is not spoken by some people as their first language.”

And the key line of his quote:

The most important priority for immigrants should be “to be and to feel British,” he said, “and to learn English.”

The usual suspects ignored this most-important point and went on a rant:

The comments sparked outrage across Britain, where they were seen as echoing populist talking points targeting immigrants and disrespecting centuries-old languages indigenous to the region.

Scottish lawmaker Angus MacNeil tweeted, “Boris is just moronic & clueless.”

“Same arrogance of centuries past that did down native Celtic languages for the Germanic import,” he wrote, referring to the English language’s West Germanic roots. “Multilingualism please Boris and drop the cultural imperialism.”

Again, this was never about supressing the celtic languages, it was that people coming in from other lands need to learn the language and culture. Right now, they are getting free shit from the English government (paid for by the English citizen's taxes) and they are not being asked to do anything. Of course they want to come.

The Left opposes Science

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Great examination from journalist John Stossel:

Obama put into place a lot of rules that simply do not make sense. They sound good to the average low-information voter but they do not do good. From The Daily Caller:

Here’s The Next Obama-Era Reg Trump’s Energy Department Is Preparing To Nix
The Department of Energy announced Tuesday a rule-making process that could ding an Obama-era environmental regulation slowing down dishwashers.

DOE decided to grant a petition to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to allow a dishwasher product class with a cycle time for the normal cycle of less than one hour. Former President Barack Obama enacted a rule in 2016 making the average dishwasher cycle more than two hours — Americans enjoyed a cycle time of one hour decades ago.

The Obama-era rule was part of the DOE’s plan at the time to impose 23 different energy efficiency regulations for household appliances by 2018. Obama issued more energy standards for household appliances than any previous administration, all in the name of fighting global warming.

Great news - this is something that the Daily Caller already wrote about in June 10th, 2016:

Obama’s Energy Efficiency Regs Are Making Appliances Way Worse
The Obama administration’s seemingly never-ending wave of energy efficiency regulations for everyday household appliances don’t seem to be working very well, according to congressional testimony.

Energy Department regulators have or plan to impose 23 different energy efficiency regulations for household appliances by 2018, and already the home appliance industry and policy experts find these rules just make appliances cost more and perform worse.

“DOE has never looked back to see what the energy savings actually were or if consumers actually ever benefited from spending more money,” Stephen Yurek, the president of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, told Congress Friday.

“Although energy efficiency standards are often billed as having substantial environmental benefits, these benefits are relatively small and typically are not sufficient to outweigh the costs to consumers of the standards,” echoed Sophie Miller, a senior policy analyst at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.

The problem is that the people who make these regulations are not elected. They are hired and there is no accountability for their actions. As long as they toe the narrative, they get a pass.

60 years of socialism - Cuba

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Babalu Blog is written by an ex-pat Cuban national who fled to the United States. Here he shows a photo of food transportation in Cuba:

Photo of the Day: How food is transported in socialist Cuba
Food is not easy to come by in socialist Cuba. After sixty years of socialist tyranny, the economy is in shambles and food along with the most basic items is rationed. But on those rare occasions when the communist Castro dictatorship is able to delivery food to the people, it is not always in the most sanitary way.

The photo below shows how ground beef is being delivered to the town of Manzanillo by the socialist state. Sacks of ground beef transported on a dirty truck, unrefrigerated and bursting open in the hot July sun.

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Tell me again how socialism is the only proper form of government.

Who is funding this? From The American Mirror:

REPORT: 35,000 MORE Africans on way to US via South America
A report from the Center for Immigration Studies indicates another 35,000 African migrants are on their way to the United States.

According to CIS’s Todd Bensman:

Like the proverbial “bulge in the belly of the snake,” unusually high numbers of non-Latino migrants, obviously not from Central America, are now reportedly passing from Colombia through Panama on their way to the U.S. southern border. Their numbers range to the tens of thousands, whose vanguards we have already seen at the U.S. Southwest Border in recent months: Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Congolese, Haitians, Cubans, and some from the Middle East.

Word of their successful entries into the United States this year clearly reached home countries because now a swell numbering as many as 35,000 is on an infamous migrant passage through which migrants have long funneled from South America to North America: the Darien Gap.

Much more at the site.

All that has to happen is for a few "immigrants" with early-stage asymptomatic ebola come through, spend time in the detention center and then get flown to a sanctuary city. The surge of ebola cases will be sudden and catastrophic. Very glad to be living on an island with a very strong prepper mentality.

Roger Ailes founded the FOX News Network. Showtime did a hit-piece on him and the ratings are as to be expected.
From The Washington Times:

Showtime's much-hyped expose on Roger Ailes tanks in the ratings
The unexpected passing of Fox News founder Roger Ailes in 2017 brought out a variety of hostile headlines from news organizations. The press attacked him even in death.

“Roger Ailes is dead, his scourge will live for decades,” The Washington Post wrote at the time.

“Roger Ailes‘ life work was making paranoid creeps look like virtuous men,” Slate noted.

Such negative portrayals appear to be continuing in a new Showtime biography series, “The Loudest Voice,” about the late media kingpin and former adviser to then-President Richard M. Nixon. Not many viewers, however, were interested in such fare.

According to Nielsen Media Research, the series premiered on Sunday before a total of 299,000 viewers. In the much-coveted 18- to 34-year-old and 18-49 demographic, the series only averaged 8,000 and 26,000 viewers, respectively.

Heh - people want actual facts and accomplishments. They are getting tired of 24/7 narrative. Glad to see.

Get woke / Go broke - Nike shoes

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Heh - actions have consequences. From the Phoenix, Arizona ABC affiliate:

Governor Ducey to withdraw AZ Nike plant incentives amid Betsy Ross-Colin Kaepernick controversy
In a series of tweets early Tuesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that he has ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars to encourage Nike to add a manufacturing plant in the Valley.

Ducey's decision stems from a Wall Street Journal report that said former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice activist Colin Kaepernick convinced Nike to pull its sneakers featuring an early American flag commonly known as the Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick reportedly found the shoe to be offensive.

The Governor's statement is wonderful - totally spot on:

"Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike," Ducey tweeted early Tuesday morning regarding its decision to nix the Betsy Ross sneakers. "Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.

"Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it.

"Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours. I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here. Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.

"And finally, it shouldn’t take a controversy over a shoe for our kids to know who Betsy Ross is. A founding mother. Her story should be taught in all American schools. In the meantime, it’s worth googling her."

I just love his line: "Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours" You made your bed, now lie in it.

Marketing liberalism

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The liberal mindset does not have any real facts or figures to back it up so they resort to telling stories - promoting it through a narrative. Sports reporter Jason Whitlock tells it like it is:

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Tip of the hat to Don Surber who follows up with a bunch of examples.

Sweet schadenfreude - journalism

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Not unexpected news from Bloomberg:

U.S. journalism job cuts haven’t been this bad since the recession
The news business is on pace for its worst job losses in a decade as about 3,000 people have been laid off or been offered buyouts in the first five months of this year.

The cuts have been widespread. Newspapers owned by Gannett and McClatchy, digital media companies like BuzzFeed and Vice Media, and the cable news channel CNN have all shed employees.

The level of attrition is the highest since 2009, when the industry saw 7,914 job cuts in the first five months of that year in the wake of the financial crisis, according to data compiled by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an outplacement and executive coaching firm.

When you keep spewing out the same Fake News, people are going to get tired of it and get their news from other sources. The advertising revenue is going to plummet. You may be virtue signalling and promoting the narrative of your elite masters in D.C. but it is not being accepted by us normals.

I really love this quote:

With the U.S. unemployment rate the lowest since 1969, the journalism job market is one of the rare weak spots, said Andrew Challenger, the firm’s vice president.

“In most industries, employers can’t find enough people to fill the jobs they have open,” he said. “In news, it has been the opposite story. And it seems to have been accelerating.”

Can't see the forest for the trees? Talk about living inside a bubble. Much more at the site - stories about people being laid off. Savor whilst sipping a nice chilled glass of liberal tears.

Time to move - shithole cities

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Chicago as a case in point. Democratic rule for almost ninety years and that particular Republican was just as bad - William Hale Thompson. From WirePoints:

“Wealthy” Chicago households on the hook for up to $2 million in debt each under progressive approach to pension crisis
Chicagoans are buried under so much pension debt it’s impossible to see how their city can avoid a fiscal collapse without major, structural reforms. The futility of paying down those debts becomes obvious when you try to figure out just who’s going to pay for it all.

The total amount of city, county and state retirement debt Chicagoans are on the hook for is $150 billion, based on Moody’s most recent pension data. Split that evenly across the city’s one million-plus households and you arrive at nearly $145,000 per household.

That’s an outrageous amount, but it would be a clean solution if each and every Chicago household could simply absorb $145,000 in government retirement debt. The problem is, most can’t.

I would be packing my bags if I lived there. Time to get out and move to a more rationally governed place.

A little bit of fact checking

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From Of Arms & The Law:

Downright embarrassing....
In Florida, US Rep. Darren Soto is stumping for gun control, speaking alongside a state legislative candidate, Elizabeth McCarthy, who describes herself as a doctor who on the night of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting"'removed 77 bullets from 32 people," McCarthy said as she showed to the public bullets extracted from bodies.

It turns out she isn't a doctor, and her RN certification expired ten years ago. Oh, and her claimed education doesn't check out either, nor does her claimed sports career.

Why do these people lie so much - they are promoting a narrative instead of facts. Low information voters?

The second link outlines the long list of lies that McCarthy has claimed. Of course, Rep. Soto is a Democrat.

The Boeing 737 Max

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Just wonderful - from Bloomberg:

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.

And, because they probably canned ALL of their software engineers, they were unable to do a decent code review. Saving those pennies - way to go Boeing.

To jog your memory - 1964

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The Civil Rights Act was passed over the objections of Democrats and signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson:

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Leadership in action

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I wonder how many of her constituents called her offices asking that she get off her grandstand and start doing something about the illegal immigration problem. From Tyler at Zero Hedge:

Pelosi Folds: Confirms House Will "Reluctantly" Pass Trump's Emergency Border Bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that the Democaratic controlled House will bend the knee, and has agreed to pass the Senate's $4.6 billion immigration bill to deliver aid to the southern border.

In a Thursday letter, Pelosi said that while the House is "gravely disappointed" in the Senate for passing their own immigration legislation, "the children come first."

"Therefore, we will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities. In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill," the letter continues.

This is not about "the children" and it was never about "the children". It was about consolidating your power, continuing the narrative: "orange man bad" and doing everything in your power to crash the system a la Cloward-Piven.

Sitting here smiling and sipping a chilled glass of liberal tears. Pure sweet schadenfreude...

So true - quote of the day

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"There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people."
--Adam Smith

Just took another hit - from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:

Paternity suit in state lists Joe Biden’s son, 49
An Arkansas woman is suing the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, alleging that he is the father of her baby.

Thus far, she’s been unable to serve him with the papers, her attorney said.

Lunden Alexis Roberts filed a petition for paternity and child support against Robert Hunter Biden in Independence County on May 28, days after Hunter Biden reportedly married another woman in California.

The two-page suit states that Roberts and Hunter Biden “were in a relationship” and that “Baby Doe” was born in August 2018 “as a result of that relationship.”

And this is not the first for Hunter - from MSN:

Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, recently married a Los Angeles woman named Melissa Cohen, the bride’s mother confirms.

News reports on Wednesday revealed the surprising nuptials of 49-year-old Hunter, whose love life has previously been the subject of tabloid-worthy drama: In 2017 he divorced his wife of more than 20 years, Kathleen Biden, after a messy split in which she accused him of blowing money on drugs and strip clubs. Soon after, the Biden family acknowledged he was dating Hallie Biden, the widow of his late brother, Beau.

And CNN reported on August 25th, 2015:

Hunter Biden denies link to Ashley Madison
The son of Vice President Joe Biden denied Tuesday that he had an account on Ashley Madison, despite an email address discovered on the hacked cheating website that matches one he used.

The lawyer and business executive said in a statement that he did not create the account that appears on the site.

Ashley Madison is a dating site for adulterers - their server was breached in July 2015. This is on top of Joe Biden's sending business from China to Hunter's own company - pay to play writ large. Just like Crooked Hillary.

Understanding socialism

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