The Difference Between Us and Them
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Photo of Ohio Teen Holding Up a Fallen American Flag Goes Viral – Breitbart

A young man in Ohio has become a local hero after a picture of him lifting an American flag off the ground has got viral on social media.

Cole Dotson was apparently passing a school last Sunday when he noticed the American flag had fallen and was dragging the ground. Cole didn’t hesitate to grab the flag. He held it up and called his grandmother.

Cole’s grandmother, who actually works at the school, arrived and took a photo of her grandson still holding the flag.

The boy’s mother, Rhonda Ordway Pester, couldn’t be more proud of her son. Turns out, Cole learned to never let an American flag hit the ground from his training as a boy scout.

This was the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky that I knew as a kid growing up in the Midwest.  Boy Scouts, honor the flag, stand up tall for America.

Did my heart good to see it hasn’t entirely gone away, despite the best efforts of those who hate our country and everything about it, especially its most sacred symbols.

Maybe that’s why they call it the heartland.  Of course, many of them are sneering when they say it.

I like to think Donald Trump would have done the same thing.  And Crooked Hillary, of course, would have set that flag on fire and then squatted to pee on the ashes – cackling as she did so like a malignant hen hatching a cancerous egg.

Where Does Mike Hendrix Find These People?
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Cold Fury » Western civ has gone insane

Wanna bet, freak?

Then, of course, there is the sex.

Oh, of course. Somehow, there’salwaysthat. They spend the first part of the article telling us how it isn’t about sex. Until finally, suddenly—UNEXPECTEDLY!—it is. APsays:

When President Clinton orders public schools to install fire hydrants in all bathrooms, only then will true equality be achieved.

And just like that, nobody should be laughing any more. Because the “human-pup rights movement” is coming just as surely as this morning’s sunrise.

After nearly seventy years, much of it spent in much closer proximity to progtards than was good for me, I thought nothing could surprise me any more.

But after running into the Human Goat Movement a couple of days, and now the Human Pup Movement, I may have to rethink that.

And this lunatic is counting on Hillary Clinton, whom the #NeverTrumptards want to help defeat Donald Trump and install in the Oval Office, is the fellow lunatic this yap is counting on to push these deluded nutcases and their phony movement front and center.

Somebody fetch a muzzle, please.  There are mad dogboys running around loose.

Or we could just shoot them, the way we would any mad dog.

Somebody Needs to Call the Fumigators: There Seems to Be an Infestation of Vermin at Harvard
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At Harvard, Leftist Professors Inspire Leftist Students to “Rebel” | Power Line

I suggest that both these professors and their idiot students “rebel” by, in the first case, handing in their resignations, and in the second by withdrawing from Harvard.

Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen.  Too much virtue-signally pay-me involved.

And Iron Gravy Bowls, both present and future, of course.

This Is Hilarious: Gawker’s Nick Denton Wants to Debate Peter Thiel
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An Open Letter to Peter Thiel

I’m going to suggest an alternative approach. The best regulation for speech, in a free society, is more speech. We each claim to respect independent journalism, and liberty. We each have criticisms of the other’s methods and objectives. Now you have revealed yourself, let us have an open and public debate.

 One of the execrable Denton’s execrable digital rags “outed” Peter Thiel as a gay man – against his will – as the opening shot in this “debate.”

Thiel has responded by destroying Denton’s vicious little digital empire.

That’s all he needed to say.  That’s all he needed to do.

He doesn’t need to dignify some slimy little cockroach like Denton.  Thiel has already said his piece, and as far as I’m concerned, more power to him.

This isn’t an issue of freedom of the press.  It’s an issue of the self-anointed freedom of people like Denton to cause great damage to other folks without fear of retribution.

Denton should have known that.  He’s learning it now, in the form of $140 million worth of painful, and one hopes terminal, lessons.

Couldn’t happen to a nastier fellow.

 

Presumed Versus Presumptive
Bill Quick

I’ve already mentioned my irritation with the misuse of the word presumptive to describe Donald Trump’s current status.

Here’s more:

Presumed vs Presumptive – What’s the difference? | the-difference-between.com

Presumed is a synonym of presumptive.

As adjectives the difference between presumed andpresumptive

is that presumed is appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it while presumptive is based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief.

As a verb presumed

is (presume).

 

 

presumed

English

Verb

(head)

  • (presume)

Adjective

(en-adj)

  • appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it.

Anagrams

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presumptive

English

Adjective

(en-adj)

  • Based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief
By late May, he was already considered his party’spresumptive nominee.
  • making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps shouldn’t.
Forgive me for beingpresumptive , but aren’t you and Mark engaged?

Synonyms

* (based on presumption) likely, presumed * (making presumptions) presumptuous

Do you see it now? The essential difference is that “presumptive,” used as an adjective, emphasized the hypothetical  nature of the presumption, while presumed informs us that using that adjective to describe Trump’s chances of becoming the GOP nominee are highly likely – not mostly hypothetical.

Which is, of course, why all the TrumpHater gang are using presumptive rather than presumed.

And now that he has clinched the nomination outright, they continue to misuse the term as an adjective for Trump’s nomination status.

Because they are hate-drenched hacks who fear reality almost as much as they fear Trump himself.

I Have No Idea How The Kooks Get From This to #Elect Hillary!
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REPUBLICAN PARTY Sets Primary Turnout Record – 28 Million Votes with 5 States Left

Trump has received more than 11 million votes to date in the state elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com.

This is 42% of all Republican votes received to date. The Republican Party has set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 28 million votes to date which is 136% of the record high voter turnout in 2008.  T

hat’s four million more votes than the Democratic primary race this year. There are five states left to vote including California.

This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.

You don’t say.  Well, the obvious response is to somehow engineer Trump’s defeat by Hillary Clinton in the general election.

If you’re a ratshit crazy kook.

Does Paul Manafort Think He’s Controlling Donald Trump?
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Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort: He’s going to “soften” some more on his Muslim ban « Hot Air

Here’s an off-the-cuff prediction:  Paul Manafort is about to get his ass fired.

Yes, a Mitt Romney Fail Leading to Hillary In the White House – That’s The Ticket! (Somebody Get a Net – Fast!)
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How Mitt Romney can still take down Donald Trump

If Clinton wins with Romney taking a significant share of the vote, Trump’s sins will quickly be forgotten and she will become the focus of all conservative ire — as well as those on the right who (arguably) enabled her.

The most anti-Trump conservatives I know would consider that a price worth paying for keeping the reality TV star out of the White House. And many would harbor at least some hopes that Romney could actually win.

Thus the real question is whether Mitt Romney, coming off a massive loss to Barack Obama just four years ago, agrees on either count.

#NeverTrump is counting on him.

These people are insane.

So of course they are being featured in the “news crawl” over at Hot Flatulence, which is not quit yet kook central – NRO and RedState are still vying for that title – but it’s getting closer.

UPDATE:  Welcome, Instapundit Twitter army!
 

I see dead people!
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And they’re… voting.

Even worse: they’re voting Republican!

Save Big on Everything For the Fisherman at Amazon
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The Fishing Store at Amazon

Fishing season is year around. Just depends on where you are. My uncle built a house in Florida, mostly for the tarpon fishing in winter. Me? I was more a summer crappie kind of guy, with my other uncle. Although I always enjoyed heading north of the Sault locks looking for the mighty muskie. And I have been known to stalk the elusive trout in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver.

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It’s A Tie – For Now
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White House Watch – Rasmussen Reports™

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a near tie in Rasmussen Reports’ latest weekly White House Watch.

The national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Clinton with 40% support to Trump’s 39%. Fourteen percent (14%) like some other candidate, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last week in the debut White House Watch survey, Trump held a 42% to 37% lead, but hypothetical matchups between the two likely major party presidential candidates have been close since Rasmussen Reports first began them last October.

Neither candidate is showing any significant gain in support and appears to have yet dented the unfavorable perceptions that many voters have of them. Clinton earns 77% of the Democratic vote, while 72% of Republicans favor Trump. Each candidate draws 12% support from voters in the opposing party.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Trump leads 34% to 30%, but 37% prefer someone else or are undecided.

Rasmussen Reports will update the Clinton-Trump White House Watch matchup numbers every Thursday morning from now until Election Day in November.

I’m not sure what “close” means in this context, since most other polling dating from October showed Trump losing big to Clinton in the general election.  And that has only begun to change quite recently, when Trump has enjoyed a massive surge of support against Crooked Hillary.

Well, Rasmussen has always been a bit…erractic for my taste.  At any rate, now that Trump has pulled into a tie with Hillary, I expect to see him continue his surge, and pull away from her into a solid lead.

Shop For “Sneakers” At Amazon
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Men’s Running Shoes

When I was a kid we called them “tennis shoes” or “sneakers,” and now they are “running shoes.” Pretty much the same stuff, though of course a lot more expensive. Anyway, here’s a bunch.

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BREAKING! AP: DONALD TRUMP CLINCHES GOP NOMINATION!
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AP says Trump has hit magic number of delegates to clinch GOP nomination

It’s official: Donald Trump has secured enough delegates to wrap up the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press.

On Thursday, the AP announced that enough unbound delegates have said they were willing to support Trump to put the real estate mogul over the threshold to win the nomination.

Trump now has 1,238 delegates, the AP reports, one above the 1,237 needed to win the Republican nod.

Golly.  Who could have predicted such a thing.  Trump picking up unbound delegates (including those supposedly permanently attached to Lyin’ Ted Cruz’s ball sack)?

Well, me:

Pay No Attention. They’re Insane. And Like Their #NeverTrump Loser, They’re Lying Their Heads Off | Daily Pundit

“Huge” haul?  I make it a total of 57 delegates.  Even if Cruz were to win every single one of them (he won’t), it would make a dime’s worth of difference to the fact that, by then, he will have been mathematically eliminated even if unbound delegates are included.  And I expect him to start shedding some of those shortly as well.  Why does Politico keep lying by omission about this?

Okay, it’s a little early for it, even on the East Coast, but go ahead and break out the champagne.  And sip a bit and contemplate the amazing, awesome thing Trump, with our help, has accomplished. And be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Nobody thought it was even remotely possible just a few months ago. Except Donald Trump. And us.

Later on today I’ll run a compendium of the various predictions of doom for Trump that have been promulgated during his campaign for the GOP nomination, which culminated in success today.  Or maybe I’ll just crowdsource it, put up a post and let you add your favorite ludicrously wrong predictions yourselves.

No more “presumptive” nominee status.  Oh, the butthurt we’ll see now.  Much pointing, mocking, and laughter coming right up.

UPDATE: Prediction – in the most deluded neighborhoods of the #NeverTrumptard dream world, the reax will be muttering about how none of this is actually offical yet.  Although all those rumored thefts of Trump second ballot delegate votes by Lyin’ Ted Cruz were “take it to the bank” stuff.  And even if they were more or less true at the time, that’s all irrelevant as of today.  Sort of like the #NeverTrumptard kooks themselves.

Never Interrupt the Democrats When They’re Busy Committing Suicide
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The Democrats’ Green/Blue Divide | City Journal

Blue-collar union leaders—already furious over the Obama administration’s scuttling of the Keystone XL pipeline and Hillary Clinton’s vow to shut down the coal industry—took another hit earlier this month, when the Democratic Party announced the formation of For Our Future PAC, a voter-turnout initiative in partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, who has long waged war against projects that the trade and construction unions hoped would create jobs. The New York Times portrayed the reaction to Steyer’s involvement in the new $50 million super PAC as a “rift between labor and environmentalists” within the Democratic Party, but that’s nothing new: trade unions and environmentalists have long been at odds. The real news was that much of the rest of the labor movement—led by public-sector unions—had agreed to work with Steyer, highlighting the ever-widening divide between blue-collar labor groups and their public-union counterparts. That split has already driven some trade unions into the arms of Republican candidates, and may account for some of the support Donald Trump gets in polls from working-class voters.

This is, of course, a recipe for suicide for the Democrat party.  As it’s leadership depends more and more on its stable of millionaires and billionaires for financing, it turns away from the very people it needs at the ballot box in order to maintain power.

What good does it do a party to have the likes of Tom Steyer give you several million bucks, if the net results is a shrinking of your voter pool?  Eventually, you end up as a very well-funded party that can’t win an election anywhere.  At which point you will probably (although we’re talking progtard here, so who knows?) cease to be well-funded, either.

The #NeverTrumptards are trying to pursue a similar strategy for the GOP, but since Trump is crushing them into enraged, irrelevant impotence now,  the prognosis for the GOP is much better than that for the Social Green Democrats and their collapsing “majority.”

Look. Dude: They’re Kooks. A Bunch of Nutters. What Else Would You Expect?
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Electoral Hysteria Invites Defeat | The American Spectator

Ronald Reagan doesn’t define the GOP. I greatly respect Reagan, voted for him twice, and cherish a photo of him taken with me. I wish he were on the ballot in 2016. Alas, he is not. So we are left with the prospective nominee. Some pundits claim that Trump is a disgrace to the GOP, and that his nomination will “ruin” the Republican Party. Seriously? Greater ruination than the supplicants in the GOP congressional leadership who have acceded to a doubling of the national debt under President Obama (along with most of his unlawful executive edicts)? Greater than the administrations of Richard Nixon (creation of EPA, support of busing and affirmative action, appointment of Harry Blackmun, Watergate), Gerald Ford (appointment of John Paul Stevens), George H.W. Bush (support of Americans with Disabilities Act, appointment of David Souter, “kinder and gentler nation”), George W. Bush (support of No Child Left Behind and Medicare drug benefits, advocacy of amnesty, Iraq War, TARP bailouts)? Greater than the candidacies of Bob “Tax Collector for the Welfare State” Dole (1996); John McCain (2008), champion of campaign finance reform, global warming, and amnesty; and Mitt Romney (2012), architect of “Romneycare,” Massachusetts’ mandatory universal health care program? The Republican Party has survived many presidential candidates with qualifications and experience no greater than Trump’s: e.g., Ben Carson, Steve Forbes, Herman Cain, Alan Keyes, and Pat Robertson, none of whom provoked threats by conservatives to organize a third party challenge.

Well, the real reason for the #NeverTrumptards pathetic jihad against Trump has nothing to do with reason (at least at the obvious level) because they are kooks.  Their one rational reason for clinging so bitterly to their delusions is they see that as protecting their Iron Gravy Bowls from Trump the Terrible.

And they may be right about that part.  I’m certainly hoping so.

I’m Man Enough For Hillary. Girlfriend.
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » IT’S COME TO THIS: Of course — this being Hillary “reset” Clinton — there’s a problem: …

Dunno about you, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw this “man enough for Hillary” guy was “gay leather bar faux-biker butt-boy.”

And here in San Francisco, I’ve seen enough of the breed to know one when I see one.

The Real Reason for Affirmative Action in the Academy
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Asian-Ivy War Continues – The American Interest

This conflict will probably persist as long as affirmative action does (and with Justice Scalia’s passing, it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court will deal the body-blow to racial preferences that many admissions offices feared) because affirmative action partisans don’t have a clear or consistent answer to the Asian students’ concerns. Is affirmative action designed to give a boost to groups of people who have faced discrimination in the United States? Surely this applies to Asians as much as Hispanics. Is affirmative action designed to increase ethnic diversity? It’s unclear why Asian-Americans contribute less to the diversity project than other racial minorities. Is the apparent bias against academically qualified Asian applicants simply the result of a neutral “holistic” process that evaluates students on the basis of nebulous character traits? That is, of course, the precise justification Ivy League schools used to cap Jewish enrollment.

Let’s get real here.  At the college level, “affirmative action” is designed to mitigate and obfuscate the fact that blacks, and to a somewhat lesser extent, Hispanics, are not, as a group, as smart as whites, or, at the top of the IQ totem pole, Asians.

If a truly competitive admissions process were in effect in our nation’s academy, the student body would be almost entirely Asian and white, with a minor and occasional sprinkling of blacks and Hispanics.  But such would give the lie to the progtard dream that we are all perfectly equal, and any difference in any sort of outcomes can only be credited to some sort of ism – racism, colonialism, whatever.  

God forbid we should judge college applicants by the contents of their characters – or their native IQs.

 

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A Bit About the Movie Business: Why Do They Keep On Making These Godawful Films?
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These thoughts were triggered by the discussion about movies, profits, and Hollywood accounting practices.

It raised the question, “Why on earth would these supposedly very smart people risk a lot of money to make progtard message pictures that end up being massive, and entirely predictable, flops?”

Which means there is something else you don’t understand about Hollywood.  It is at least as impenetrable a bubble as anything the Washington Iron Gravy Bowlers have constructed for themselves on the east coast.

1.  Progtard groupthink is ubiquitous (at least publicly) and is rigidly enforced.

2.  Hollywood producers don’t know (or don’t think they know) anybody sane and intelligent who isn’t progressive (Nobody I know voted for Nixon).

3.  All their news of the world comes from the NYT, LAT, and WaPo.  All their entertainment comes from the liberal nets.  All their visual news comes from CNN, MSNBC, and PBS.  All their listening comes from NPR.  

4.  They live in Hollywood.  Or someplace even more foreign, exotic, and wired into the socialist/progtard ethos –  Europe is popular.  Former European colonies, especially on islands, are also popular.  Insular US ski resorts or remote ranching colonies where everybody is Just Like Them are also popular.  They’ve rarely been to places like Buttfuck, Kansas, or Munchpie, Indiana, unless they were born there and “escaped” from them as soon as they could.  They know nothing about people who live in such places now, nor do they wish to.

5.  They’ve never watched FOX, listened to Rush, read NRO (sad), or visited what we think of as Real America unless on location, where great amounts of cocaine are purchased (on the movie budget, under paperclips or somesuch) to deaden the pain and block any untoward inputs.

6.  They exist in walled and gated communities of the mind, and every signal they receive tells them that such is the nature of reality in America and the world today.  Progressive socialism is triumphant, right wing fascists, especially the bitter clinging, gap-toothed, cousin-humping, gun-lusting segment of them are a small, shrinking, and financially irrelevant market.  (Do those people even go to movies?  Can they afford to buy a ticket?)

So why on earth, when they sit down to make marketing decisions about the sort of movies they want to make (and understand that just about every decision made about movie-making is, at bottom, a marketing decision) wouldn’t they want to aim their films at what they think is the biggest market available?  The progressive-socialist rulers of the world, by popular acclaim?

I’d do the same.  But first, I might actually take a shot at figuring out that if the signals I’m getting from beyond the walls and gates are actually from some real world, and not just a pleasing fantasy.

Before I get the ultimate signal as my shiny new progtard propaganda film crashes and burns because nobody wanted to watch it at all.

Everything Obama Touches Turns to Shit
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Physician Burnout Up 10% Over Past 3 Years – MPR

According to a new study, burnout among physicians in the U.S. is 10% higher than it was three years ago. Findings from the study are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

So, the docs started crashing and burning about three years ago, eh?  What a mystery!  If only we could point to some event, something that happened about that time that might have caused this massive burnout.

Oh, wait.  This might be a clue:

ObamaCare 2013

Although the bulk of the law’s provisions in the law don’t go into place until 2014, 2013 will be one of the most important years in ObamaCare’s history. There is a lot on the table and a lot at stake. ObamaCare’s 2013 will be the year we get our first good look at how Medicaid Expansion and the ObamaCare Insurance Marketplaces will work (two health care reform’s biggest programs.)

Apparently the docs didn’t much like their “first good look” at Obamacare.

Criticism is an -ism
SteveF

Remember how any criticism of Fuckface Obama’s policies or words was treated as ipso facto racism? Because, you know, it’s simply unpossible to dislike the policies themselves.

Well, here we go again:

‘Ghostbusters’: How Sony Plans to Out-Slime the Online Haters

But the umbrage taken has been even more pronounced than for the average reboot, and many believe it’s because Ghostbusters marks the first major film to get a female-centric redo … But in recent days, there was an even stronger backlash aimed at the anti-Ghostbusters movement, with fans and Feig questioning if foes are simply sexist.

Yep, it’s gotta be sexism from anti-women haters. Because a movie coming out with a gimick like replacing all the male leads with women wasn’t playing the sexism card from the beginning.

Say…

There’s no good reason not to take a movie beloved of women and remaking it. Redo Emma with an all-male cast and a happily-ever-after ending with two men. Redo Notting Hill with the male lead telling the female lead to piss off after she starts trying to change him, and then show the main male character doing quite well, actually, hanging out with his friends and keeping girlfriends only as long as they keep the bitch dial down to 1. (I can’t be more specific without research. I really dislike girlie movies. Try to contain your surprise.)

Anyway, I see no reason at all not to piss all over beloved cultural icons in order to score social virtue points. No money except money, that is — The Ghostbusters remake ran $150M. Seems kind of high to me, but what do I know? I’m just some kind of sexist, and probably a racist as well.

Holster Your Gun At the Amazon Holster Store
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Save on Firearms Holsters at Amazon

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Save Big On Outdoor Clothing and Equipment
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Big Saving on All Outdoor Clothing and Equipment – It’s summer. You’ve got no excuse. Get off your ass and go outside and play.

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Melting…She’s Melting…The Wicked Witch Is Melting…
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Does Hillary Clinton Have A Gender Gap Problem? – Rasmussen Reports™

A lot of men don’t like Hillary Clinton. Or at least that’s what our polling seems to suggest.

While much has been written and said about Donald Trump’s gender gap with women, our new White House Watch survey last week found that Clinton trailed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by 22 points among male voters. By comparison, Clinton had an 11-point advantage among women.

Though her advantage is shrinking fast.

Back in April, polls were showing Crooked Hillary with an average advantage among women over Trump of 19%, with one poll giving her an advantage of 27%.

Wait till you see what that divide looks like in October.

Guess What? Bunch Of Commies Were Behind the Anti-Trump Riots in Albuquerque
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Guess Who? – The Albuquerque Trump Protests Were 100% Organized Political Astroturf… | The Last Refuge

However, what the article doesn’t mention is that the protesting groups were 100% organized political astroturf.   Notice the sign above, and see the caption “PSL“? “PSL” stands for “Party for Socialism and Liberation“. 

Here’s a copy of their organizing flyer prior to last night’s protest rally:

All Democrat “street protests,” from these commies, to “OnlyBlackCriminalLivesMater, to #VaginaVigilantes Who Hate Trump, to deluded collegiate useful tool morons, to every flavor of “Hispanic Protesters” to Occupy are astroturf, pure and simple.

The Democrats haven’t been able to field a genuine, spontaneous, grass-roots movement protest for decades.

Kooks Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers
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Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: What Are We to Do? | National Review

In the case of #NeverTrumptard kooks, I recommend immediate and painless suicide.

Yes, I’m willing to concede you the painless part.

For now.

Who Could Possibly Have Predicted this Black Swan Event?
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Reports: Paul Ryan Will Endorse Donald Trump | PJ Media

House Speaker Paul Ryan will endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump in coming days, according to two reports. Late Tuesday night, Bloomberg News reported that Ryan has taken moves to end his standoff with Trump. On Wednesday morning, Trump campaign sources told ABC News that Ryan will be endorsing The Donald. Later, however, Ryan’s staff circulated a memo denying the allegations.

Of course they did.  Still, this is just an utter and complete shocker, isn’t it?

Watch the kooks at NRO now drum Ryan out of their circle jerk of lunatics over there.

NYC Offers Many New Protections for the Mentally Ill
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NYC Protects 31 Gender Identities | The Daily Caller

Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities.

Are goats on this list somewhere?

Hey, nemo, are you going to take advantage of this and make some new “choices?”

Remember Michael Savage’s old meme about liberalism being a mental disease?  Well, here you go.

About That Moneyback Guarantee…There Isn’t One – Caveat Emptor, And All That
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DePaul University, We Want Our Money Back – Breitbart

Breitbart News is demanding its money back from DePaul University after being forced to pay security fees for guards who failed to secure Milo Yiannopoulos’ safety during his talk at the university. The event was shut down after activists stormed the stage and issued threats of violence.

Black Lives Matters protesters, who grabbed the microphone out the interviewer’s hands and threatened to physically assault Yiannopoulos, were left free to ruin the event after security refused to intervene.

Somehow, I doubt they’re going to get that refund.

Which will make an interesting, if somewhat minor, talking point for Milo and Breitbart.

Crowd Boos Anti-American Hispanic Hack
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‘Get off the stage!’ Crowd yells at commencement speaker after she uses Spanish, mentions Trump – The Washington Post

Denise De La Cruz, a graduating senior who wrote about it for the OC Weekly described it this way:

Salinas’ speech was well-received until it became a little too Latino-centric for some and blatantly anti-Trump. The Univision broadcaster began specifically congratulating Latino journalism graduates for what seemed like a large chunk of her speech. She then began speaking in Spanish … This left non-journalism grads and non-Latinos/non-Spanish speakers feeling excluded. Parents in the audience and even students in the ceremony bgan demanding Salinas switch to a more inclusive tone by shouting phrases such as, “What about us?!”

Tensions worsened as Salinas began offering advice to journalism students to use the tools of media to rebut political figures such as Donald Trump. That’s when folks began yelling things to Salinas such as, “Get off the stage!” and “Trash!”

On Tuesday, De La Cruz said she has gotten a mixed reaction to what she wrote, with some who were in the audience saying they didn’t feel any tension or hostility from the crowd, and others who appreciated her writing about a very awkward moment.

She made it an “awkward moment” by using a podium she should never have been given to trash an actual American, Donald Trump, under the mantle of her purported journalistic “objectivity.”

I’m coming around more and more to SteveF’s methods of dealing with this sort of thing.

Allahputz: Still Spinning the Kookery As Fast As He Can
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Video: Trump dumps on GOP Gov. Susana Martinez during New Mexico rally for some reason « Hot Air

Is there any conceivable strategic value to doing this? Martinez hasn’t endorsed him, has criticized him for what he’s said about immigration, and made a point of skipping his rally last night. She doesn’t like him, so naturally he doesn’t like her. But that doesn’t answer my question. What’s the strategic value of attacking a Republican governor, at an event held in her own state, when job one for Trump right now is unifying the party?

In your world of kooks and delusions, Allahputz, party unification is Trump’s job one, preferably by submitting to a GOPe wishlist of how he should be, rather than how he actually is.  In the real world, Trump’s job one is kicking the shit out of Crooked Hillary, and along the way, completing the utter destruction of #NeverTrumptards like you and your lunatic ilk.  And that would include the immolation of any influence RINO governors like Martinez might still have.

Kook Watch
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Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump Could Cause Four-Way Race | National Review

Could Bernie Sanders put Mitt Romney in the White House? I haven’t gotten my 2012 and 2016 wires crossed; I have a theory that’s slightly more realistic than a Donald Trump presidency seemed a year ago.

Sigh.  Could pigs fly out your ass, Jonah?

Probably not.  Your head is blocking that passage.

Say, Don’t the #NeverTrumptards Keep Calling Trump a White Male Democrat?
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » MEGAN MCARDLE: The Danger Of President Trump Isn’t Dictatorship: There are two stages to becomin…

So the question is not just whether Trump wants to be a dictator, but what the other branches of government will do if he tries to actually become one. I don’t just mean Congress and the courts; I mean “will the bureaucrats of the civil service follow his orders, and will the people with guns agree to go out and arrest his enemies?”

There’s clearly a portion of the electorate that thrills to the more authoritarian and violent parts of his message, and presumably some of those folks are in the military and the civil service. But I’m still fairly confident that the FBI is not, say, going to start tapping journalists’ phones to find out if they’re making fun of President Trump’s comb-over, or disappearing the ones who do.

This is why, as I’ve said, if you favor liberty then the President should be a white, male Republican. Because then the Deep State will keep him in check.

The key to the hypocrisy here is that one word “Republican.” Because FDR was both white and male, and nobody kept him in  check – even as he busily created the Deep State.

Today’s Deals At Amazon
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Trail of Tears – and Lies
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » 

IN THE MAIL: From Naomi Schaefer Riley, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.

What is this? Fauxcohontas’ life story?

Is The Bloom Off This Particular Rose?
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The Mark Cuban Factor | Scott Adams Blog

As a citizen, I’d like to see both Trump and Clinton agree to let Cuban come up with an immigration plan that isn’t racist and isn’t stupid. So far, we’ve only seen those too options. Cuban could sort that out. Let’s see what he can do.

I’ll help too. (I can be persuasive.)

Apparently not about immigration, though.

BTW, here’s somebody who isn’t totally infatuated with Scott Adams:

You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Be Scott Adams, But It Helps – Taki’s Magazine

Kathy Shaidle just matched “Scott Adams” and “Crazy” in a headline.

She must have read his book.

It’s got a lot of words and pages in it, you know.

The End of Left and Right – And Good Riddance!
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The End of Left and Right | The Z Blog

Left and Right are dead. It’s globalist versus localist and everyone is going to have to pick sides, even the libertarians for a change. The #nevertrump loons are picking sides, even if they don’t fully understand it. They are the toadies and rumpswabs that are in the baggage train of every ruling elite. They are the folks who rush into the street to greet the invaders. They don’t understand any of this, but they are men who believe in nothing but self-preservation so it really doesn’t matter. Everyone else will pick sides, based on their perceived self-interest.

Well, in fairness, I would note that the NeverTrump kooks are picking a side based on what they perceive as their own self-interest.  After all, they do have their Iron Gravy Bowls to protect, if not America or Americans – among which they can no longer really be numbered.