Thanks, Everybody!
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That didn’t take long! Your purchases at Amazon hiked me over the commission percentage barrier in just three days.

I greatly appreciate it!

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Folks, I know that tax season breaks everybody’s back (or something a bit lower down) and I deeply sympathize, especially after paying my own tax bill a few days ago.

So it’s no surprise that my Amazon ad earnings are way down this month.  And I’m not begging that you run over to Amazon and buy that fifteen thousand dollar home generator you’ve been thinking about.

What would be helpful, though, is a whole bunch of one dollar or two dollar purchases, so that the total number of my sales hits 320 or better.  That gets me up to the highest payment rate I can reasonably expect.  (The next level is over 800, and I’ve never hit that one).

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Made His Liberal Bones
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Washington Post hires ultra-liberal former union bully | The Daily Caller

But lost in the media love fest was Bump’s partisan past — a history left unspoken in either the Post’s official announcement or any of the Twitter applause. Not only does Bump’s archive at The Wire betray a palpable bias in favor of progressivism; his career as a journalist began when he headed a vicious pro-labor blog which published the names and addresses of opponents later targeted by unions.

Apparently right from the beginning this guy knew he wanted to work for WaPo – or the NYT.  And he knew that in order to do that, he’d have to make his bones by collecting some scalps from the enemy.

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Yeah, They Are Hack Propagandists, And They’ll Continue to Be
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Ride-Along News and the Drive-By Media

I ask again rhetorically: For how much longer does the childish media insist on maintaining this risible fiction that they are not Democratic propagandists?

They’ll do it forever, unless or until they are forced into bankruptcy by lack of interest in their propaganda products.  But judging by the current greed and gullibility of too many Americans, that likely won’t be any time soon.

 

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The Definition of Crazy
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53% Think Neither Political Party Represents the American People – Rasmussen Reports™

Voters continue to believe Democrats have more of a plan for the future than Republicans do, but most again say neither party represents the public.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s up six points from 47% last October and matches the previous high found in June 2012 during the last national election cycle.

And yet they keep right on voting for the parties that don’t represent them.  Hoping for a different outcome, I suppose.

 

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Sigh
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BREAKING: Cliven Bundy Responds To Charges Of Racism: ‘The Statement Was Right’ » The Right Scoop -

“That’s exactly what I said. I said I’m wondering if they’re better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I’m wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do? And so, in my mind I’m wondering, are they better off being slaves, in that sense, or better off being slaves to the United States government, in the sense of the subsidies. I’m wondering. That’s what. And the statement was right. I am wondering.”

Okay, I see where, in his ham-fisted way, he’s trying to go, but he shouldn’t have gone there.

There is a legitimate question to be asked as to whether 60 years of the welfare/affirmative action/civil rights state has improved the lot of a segment of the black population as to their condition prior to that.  And I think that it could be demonstrated that the black culture of the 1950s, even despite Jim Crow, was in better shape than what you find in the urban welfare ghettos of today.

That said, the moment you drag slavery onto one side of the equation, you lose.  Because the comparison is not only wrong, it is stupid and insulting.  And that is how everybody will take this, too.

 

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Mercy Me
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Jeb Bush announces: I’m officially thinking of running for president « Hot Air

Maybe our 2016 forecasting is all wrong. Maybe, instead of trying to figure out who the nominee will be, we should skip ahead to the part where Jeb is the nominee and a disgruntled Rand Paul is forced to decide whether it’s time to go third-party. Normally I’d call that a kamikaze mission destined to hand the White House to Hillary.

But if we end up nominating three different people from the same nuclear family in less than 25 years, maybe a kamikaze action is what’s called for.

It’s nice to see Allahpundit at least tiptoe slightly closer to my analysis of the GOP, but he’s missing something here:  Ever since Reagan, every candidate the GOP has nominated has been from the same ideological wing of the party – political clones, “twin brothers from the same family” – every one of them.   And out of that gang of “electable moderates,” the GOP has managed to win the popular vote for the Presidency exactly once.  And by a whisker even then.

If you call putting the GOP faction of the Ruling Party out of its misery a “kamikaze action,” I still would differ, though.  I’d call it an act of mercy.

 

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Either Or
Bill Quick

Vice President Rand Paul? – Bloomberg View

I’d cheerfully vote for him as the second guy on the GOP ticket behind Ted Cruz.

Or vice versa, as far as it goes.

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The Rising Tide Sinks All Boats
Bill Quick

The left’s secret club plans for 2014, 2016 – Kenneth P. Vogel – POLITICO.com

Potentially more significant, the groups’ donors also could play an important role in determining whether the post-Barack Obama Democratic Party embraces the rising tide of progressive populism or hews to a more cautious, centrist course — in other words, whether the Hillary Clinton wing or Elizabeth Warren wing will seize the reins.

Another example of Democrat meat-puppet Politico’s unbiased, accurate reporting:  There is no rising tide of progressive populism, although the gang of propaganda hacks at Politico is doing everything it can to create one.

 

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Holder Probably Doesn’t Think American Soldiers Are Courageous, Though
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive »

OF COURSE HE DOES: Eric Holder says Sotomayor’s affirmative action dissent was ‘courageous.’

Uh huh.  Let me know the next time Eric “In Contempt” Holder says that a dissent by Scalia or Thomas is “courageous.”

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Don’t Talk To Cops Or Other Strange Men
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Police Chief: Not Wanting To Talk To Police Officers Is ‘Odd’ | Techdirt

Only a cop — someone who doesn’t understand the strain caused by the imbalance of power — would consider this response “odd.”

Bullshit.  Cops understand the “strain caused by the imbalance of power.”  That “strain” is actually fear, and thuggish cops depend on it.

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Captain Kirk Likes Hillary
Bill Quick

William Shatner Endorses Hillary Clinton for President | Washington Free Beacon

William Shatner tells Jesse Ventura that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate, who can unite the political parties, because she understands how to compromise.

I’m not surprised.  I’ve talked politics with him on occasion, nothing deep, but he’s always struck me as the sort of man we would have called a liberal back in the Sixties – which is a far different breed than the toxic leftists that current “progressives” have become.

To somebody like that,  Hillary would look like a huge relief after six years of Barack Obama – and who could blame him for thinking so?

 

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Today Only At Amazon
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Third, There Are A Lot Of Really Dumb Americans Out There
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Recognition Of And Complacency Toward A Habitual Liar As President – Investors.com

Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies “some of the time” or “most of the time” on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it?

It’s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall.

Two reasons:  First, Americans assume all politicians are habitual liars, with Obama not any worse than any other politician, and in this they are more right than wrong.  Second, nobody wants to be tarred as a racist for calling President Obama a liar.

 

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Communism for the New Millennium
Bill Quick

Here’s an unlikely bestseller: A 700-page book on 21st century economics

The new book by economist Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is a runaway hit, perched at the top of Amazon.com’s bestsellers chart and temporarily sold out on the Web site.

No surprise.  Just as the Bible has undergone many new versions, so will the “bible” of Communism, Das Kapital, by Karl Marx.  This is one such revision, and the crypto (and not so crypto) Marxists in our progressive classes are snapping it up.

To be honest, though, Piketty should have gone ahead and titled it Das Kapital in the Twenty-First Century.

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Texas Pushing Back Twice As Hard
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Exclusive–Texas AG Abbott to BLM: ‘Come and Take It’

After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action.

“I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.”

I think you’re going to see more of this.  Cliven Bundy may have lit the fuse to something much bigger than he is, as with Rick Santelli and the Tea Party Movement.  (And BTW, if you want to see an example of just how progressively biased WikiPedia can be, check out the entry there on the Tea Party).

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