Jizz Watches the 70s. I Lived Them
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Yeah, yeah… you fight like a girl « Hot Air

Another historical example showed up recently in the context of a different CNN show I’ve been watching… The 70s. In one episode they talked about the era as a turning point in the rise of feminism. For an example, they talked extensively about the “game changing” moment when Billy Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs. But when feminists take that glorious stroll down memory lane, there are a few facts which they seem to forget or conveniently overlook. King was 29 at the time and fresh off her victory at Wimbledon. She was in the best shape of her life and was either the number one or number two women’s player in the world, depending on if you asked Margaret Court. Bobby Riggs was also a Wimbledon champion. In fact, he’d won the tournament in 1939. The guy was in his mid fifties, panting and huffing, and he still managed to take ten games from her over the course of three sets. Is there anyone who honestly thinks she could have taken more than a game or two from Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors or any of the other men seeded at Wimbledon that year?

I remember that circus well.  He started out by crushing Margaret Court – so nobody needed to ask her whether she was number one or not.  And it is now generally accepted that Riggs threw the match to King in order to pay off his gambling debts – he’d been an enormous favorite going in, so if that was the case, some gamblers likely got very rich out of the deal.

Then there is the other semi-famous fiasco, the Jimmy Connors/Martina Navratilova (she was at the absolute top of her game, the game of the greatest female tennis player who ever lived – depending on whether you ask the Williams girls about it) match of 1992, in which the rules were loaded in Navratilova’s favor (Connors was well past his prime by then, but still playing professionally).  Connors crushed her.

As for the likes of Billie Jean King playing Jimmy Connors in 1973 and “taking a game or two,” phooey.  She’d have been lucky to return a serve or two.   Any “match” would have gone 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 for Connors.

These sorts of things enrage progtards and SJWs who love to pretend that all men are equal means all are equally capable.  This is an obvious lie, and yet another reason so much of progtardian theology is delusional.  It has nothing to do with reality.

Of course, there is a lot of that going around these days, and not all of it among progtards.

First Time I’ve Agreed With Jimmy Carter in Ages
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Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

Well, he should know.

Of course, what he’s really pissed about is that the Democrats no longer have a near monopoly on the Boodle Train, now that the GOP billionaires get to play, too.

Vote GOP Because…SCOTUS!
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE JUDGE WHO BLOCKED RELEASE OF ABORTION STING VIDEO: “Judge William H. Orr…

A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE JUDGE WHO BLOCKED RELEASE OF ABORTION STING VIDEO: “Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.”

Remember, when you elect a President, you’re also electing a whole lot of other people.

Yeah, like Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts, David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, and John Paul Stevens, all GOP  appointees (Two of them appointed by Reagan!!!).  So be sure and vote for Jeb, you suicidal morons.

The Explosive Hillary Clinton
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Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton Fed ‘Meet the Press’ Questions In Advance – Breitbart

The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance.

A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…”

 

The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”, or some such nonsense.

Democrats are never asked questions like this — never asked, “Why do you support aborting a baby far enough along to live outside the womb?”

In fact, as we can now see, Democrats are given the questions in advance of the test.

Because otherwise they could never pass.  Hillary Clinton, for instance, is not smart enough to think on her feet.  Her only “qualification” for the Presidency is that she married BJ Clinton decades ago – and she knows it.  The primary reason she never appears in anything but the most scripted of venues is that she can’t handle any sort of pressure without blowing her stack.  We’ve seen it before – “At this point, what the (hell) does it matter?”  Or the way she lashes out at importunate reporters or less-than-worshipful citizens.

These are the marks of a person who knows she is a sham, and as a consequence, has no self-confidence in public whatsoever.  She believes that her right to rule is based on the nature of her ideology, but she can’t say that – and beyond that justification, she has no other.

It shows.  And at some point down the road, it will do great damage to her candidacy.

The TSA Guys Junk-Groped the Wrong Morrissey at SFO
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Morrissey accuses male San Francisco airport officer of sexually assaulting him | Daily Mail Online

The usual gang of bigoted fucktards will go apeshit over the “San Francisco fag” aspects of this story, and ignore the real problem:  Yet another statist agency that believes it is fully entitled to treat private citizens in any way it pleases – and if said citizens protest, well, “that’s just their opinion.”

And their opinion doesn’t count.  Not when it comes to the petty ruling class that sucks like leaches from the anus of the true Ruling Class.

Pelosi Equals Boxer Equals Feinstein Equals San Francisco
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What Causes Income Inequality? by Francis Menton, City Journal July 31, 2015

Last year, Bloomberg Rankings published a national study on income inequality, using U.S. Census Bureau income data to rank each of the 435 congressional districts by economists’ standard measure of inequality, the Gini coefficient. The study found high levels of income inequality in areas of the country known for their political progressivism. Topping the inequality list was New York’s tenth congressional district, which covers the West Side of Manhattan and Wall Street—including City Hall. Of the top 25 spots, 23 went to Democratic districts—and not just any Democratic districts. The five congressional districts covering some part of Manhattan earned the first, sixth, ninth, 13th, and 20th positions. Congressional districts in solidly liberal Chicago, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Berkeley placed in the Top 25. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district ranked 14th on the list, while Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Miami Beach district placed 23rd. All of those congressional districts have long been associated with progressive politics; most have long since adopted at least some of de Blasio’s policy prescriptions, including extensive public and affordable-housing programs, generous welfare programs, relatively high and progressive state and local income taxes, and higher minimum wages.

Could it be that progressive policies intended to reduce income inequality actually cause it to increase? Quite likely, yes.

Duh.  I’ve been living in the midst of such colossal failures for decades here in Pelosi/Boxer/Feinstein San Francisco.

We’ve got it all when it comes to progressive policies, from rent control, to mandated affordable housing, to massive Section 8 subsidies, to mandated minimum wages, to city-mandated employer supplied health insurance,. to every other item on the progressive wet-dream policy check list.

And we have some of the worst “income inequality” in the country.  Here’s why.  Directly across the street from me, in my ghetto neighborhood, they are building a huge new condo development.  About 20 percent of the units are required to be “affordable.”  In San Francisco, that currently means a studio for about half a million dollars.  A corner, non-affordable two story two-bed townhouse with a pano bay view just sold for one million dollars.  Okay, that’s cheap for SF, but we live in a ghetto.  None of my Section 8 neighbors will be buying anything here any time soon.

Especially since most of them are low-skilled and poorly educated, which means that nobody is going to pay the inflated cost of hiring them – so they will remain permanently unemployed, and get poorer while the rich keep right on getting richer.

It’s insanity, but insanity is what our Ruling Class has been peddling for decades now.  I don’t see it stopping until it eventually collapses of its own accord, bringing everything down with it.

Shocking News! The GOP Base Hates The Gentry GOP
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Steyn: Trump’s Rise Shows GOP Base ‘Absolutely Hates’ Leadership – Breitbart

Columnist and author of “The Undocumented,” Mark Steyn said Donald Trump’s rise in the polls shows “the voter base of the Republican Party absolutely hates the Republican Party leadership and establishment” on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

Steyn stated, “Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says this is temporary insanity on the part of whatever it is, 20-something percent of the Republican base. I think it was Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, and expecting a different result, and the base supported the Republican Party establishment, delivered them a huge victory in 2010 in the House, and a huge victory in the House and Senate in 2014, and got nothing to show for it. And they’re tired of stiffed by the Republican Party establishment. And I think Trump’s rise in the poll, reflects actually nothing more sophisticated than the fact that the voter base of the Republican Party absolutely hates the Republican Party leadership and establishment.”

Yeah….
Everybody but the Gentry GOP has noticed.  We’ll probably have to keep on clubbing them in the face with a Trump for the next year or so, until the notion finally sinks in.

UPDATE:  Welcome, Instapundit readers!

Yeah, I Think the Lion-Killing Dentist Is Unspeakable
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Cecil the Lion’s Killer, Dr. Walter Palmer, Contacts Authorities – NBC News

I share Oscar Wilde’s sentiments about fox hunting in regards to this:  “The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.”
 
Works for lions, too.
 
I think the notion of “trophy hunting” is obscene.  Hunt to put food on the table.  Hunt to manage wildlife populations.  Hunt to protect you and yours from predators.  And I’m okay with plinking birds, bunnies, squirrels and other such very numerous small game.  But this kind of crap?
 
I’ll find somebody else to weep over than this trophy hunting dentist. Somebody I think is more deserving.
 

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Never too early (or late) to get ready to hit the links again.

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Imagine: Woman Who Has Sucked Money From the Rich All Her Life Regrets Having to Continue to Do So
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Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for ’16 super PACs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country’s wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.

“We’re going to have to do what we can in this election to make sure that we’re not swamped by money on the other side,” the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Thursday.

But when asked how she feels about encouraging large contributions to a group supporting her candidacy, she replied: “Do I wish that we didn’t have to be doing this? Yeah, I do.”

What’s most hilarious about this is not that AP reports it, but that it reports it without so much as a hint of a smile.

As if this limp squib of hackery were actual news reporting or something.

So…do you feel sorry for poor little Hillary yet?

Instapundit: It Needs to Be Said
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By all means, continue to visit and read Glenn’s site, for some of the wittiest and yet most penetrating commentary around, primarily from a low-keyed libertarian point of view.

But do yourself a favor and skip the comment sections, which have become a favored habitat of a bunch of howler monkeys who think the highest form of argument is to press the “Report This” button on any comment with which they disagree, or any commenter they happen not to like.  Or maybe, like Pavlov’s dogs, repeatedly pressing the button gives them a jolt of pleasure, and sends a tingle down their thigh.

When they press the Report button, the comment is hidden from open view.  You end up with threads in which half, or more, of the comments are hidden.

They do this, of course, because they are too stupid to mount defenses against those with whom they disagree, so playing that game is an admission of intellectual failure.  Worst of all, though, the mere existence of such an idiotic button more or less guarantees the eventual creation of an echo chamber congenial only to those who like to press that button.

It’s not worth the bother.  So read Glenn.  But avoid the howler monkeys flinging feces and Report buttons in his comment threads.

UPDATE:  No, I doubt very much that Glenn has anything to do with it.  It’s undoubtedly a function of PJMedia, which hosts his site.  All the comments over there have the same button.

Take Half Off Luggage at Amazon
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The Stupid Is Strong With This One
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » DEMOCRATS BEGIN TRYING TO DRAFT UNCLE JOE: With Hillary Clinton’s candidacy appearing ever weaker, D…

Biden’s rather long history of plagiarism–in law school, and as a public servant–is a telltale sign that he lacks the intellectual chops to serve as President.

Meh.  EPF demonstrates once again why I rarely bother with reading her posts all the way through.   She thinks that Biden’s “long history of plagiarism” will disqualify him from the Democrat party?  The same party that still lionizes admitted perjurer, rapist, sexual predator, and corrupt crook BJ Clinton?

Just Bought Trump’s 2011 Bestseller: Time To Get Tough
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TIME TO GET TOUGH: Trump’s Blockbuster Policy Manifesto |

In short, the RINO caucus’ knock on Trump is that his solutions are unserious, unmeasured, quixotic.

Yet if the chattering class fears Trump’s recent surge in the polls, they will go into panic-filled paroxysms when they read Trump’s smart and serious bestseller, Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again

Among Trump’s many bestselling, anecdote-filled books, Time to Get Tough (originally published in 2011) stands out as his most penetrating, serious, and detailed enunciation of his political philosophy and policy views. Trump says it’s the “best book I’ve ever written” and is “better than The Art of the Deal.” Trump added, “It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked on a book. And it’s the most thought I’ve ever put into a book.”

It’s easy to see why. Backed up with nearly 250 endnotes, citing everything from Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports to Sherman Antitrust Act amendments to the Theory of Moral Sentiments, Trump’s book clearly lays out serious policy solutions to vexing U.S. problems. Welfare reform, cyberwarfare, energy, illegal immigration and crime, taxes, healthcare, national defense—you name it, Trump offers his plans, often including specific bills and amendments. Best of all, Trump does it all in his refreshingly blunt and authentic voice—the very voice now resonating with a citizenry fed up with the Political Class and its conceits.

Indeed, vestiges of the GOP Establishment, like Karl Rove aide Peter Wehner, have slyly chosen to aim the bulk of their barbs against Trump at his bumpersticker-style catchphrases or decades-old statements, not the factual policy discussions he offers in Time to Get Tough.

Detailed, innovative, and smart, Time to Get Tough rivals all other GOP presidential candidates’ books in both specificity and serious policy proposals. It’s a book to be read by conservatives and feared by Trump’s detractors.

That’s a pretty good review from Brietbart.  So I thought I’d read it.  Maybe there’s more to Trump than meets the eye.

I’ll report back.

The Truth Slithers From the Lips of America’s Top Socialist-Democrat
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She can’t explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist because there isn’t one.

Iron Fist
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Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can’t Violate The First Amendment – Forbes

One of America’s worst problems today is that people in official positions (university presidents, police officers, and others) think they are above the law and never accountable when they act illegally.

Well, in all fairness, what the hell use is it to be part of the Ruling Class if you can’t rule?

Especially when the class motto is, “We write the laws that you have to obey.”

Deals on Jewelry For All the Ladies In Your Life
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No, sorry, that new snowblower you were planning on getting her just isn’t going to cut it. Really. Trust me on this one.

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Could Be Worse: Prince Charles Could Actually Matter
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Prince Charles branded a ‘serial hypocrite’ after flying less than 70 miles to attend polo match – Home News – UK – The Independent

The Prince of Wales has been branded a “serial hypocrite” after it emerged that the heir to the throne– who prides himself on his green credentials – used a helicopter to fly less than 70 miles in order to attend a polo match.

Prince Charles has frequently spoken of the need to address climate change and has urged members of the public to cut their carbon footprint. In 2012 he declared “mankind must go green or die”, and earlier this year he encouraged Britons to mark Earth Hour by switching off lights to save energy and reflecting on “this extraordinary planet that sustains us all”.

The Prince of Wales is an inbred idiot.  It would never occur to him that a royal personage such as himself should, or ought to, be bound by the same rules he demands all others obey.

 

Democide: Suicide by Democracy
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David Cameron’s Muslim Muddle by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal July 30, 2015

The price of power, it seems, is being obliged to say what you know not to be true and not to say what you know to be true. Such is the lesson of Cameron’s speech, by no means the worst of its genre.

Well, who demands that price of power?  The idiot voters, that’s who.

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Jebster: Bye, Bye, Base, Hello, MInority Outreach
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Jeb Bush: Minority Outreach ‘Integral Part of My Campaign’ – Breitbart

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters.

Yeah, well, it’s not going to do him much good, because most of the objects of his outreach won’t be voting in the GOP primaries.  In the meantime, all his reaching out will shove the majority of GOP voters out of his reach.

He may be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general – and I’m perfectly happy to see him run with that strategy.   Because he’s not going to win the general without first winning the primary process.

Shop the Incandescent Light Bulb Store At Amazon
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The Incandescent Light Bulb Store

Apparently that incandescent light bulb “ban” isn’t really that much of a ban. Amazon carries all sizes of incandescent bulbs. Surprisingly, on a bulb for bulb basis, most of them are cheaper than the compact fluorescent bulbs, and certainly less expensive than the new LED bulbs.

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The Global Religious Community Is Appalled by Nation States
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Cardinal Dolan Attacks Donald Trump as ‘Nativist’

Ever so “cleverly,” Dolan makes clear that in his opinion Trump is the revival of nativism, “an organized, white, Protestant antagonism towards the Catholic immigrant,” which for Dolan is just a more recent incarnation of the KKK and other racist organizations–an absurd claim–and perhaps one of the most ignorant statements and mean-spirited remarks I have ever seen a bishop state publicly.

Dolan:  Catholics should not have to respect borders because:  Mother Church is their nation.

Osama bin Laden:  Muslims should not have to respect borders because: the Muslim Caliphate is their nation.

Tell you what, both of you:  Take your divine rights and shove there where the sun don’t shine.

He’s Not a Child
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Murder arrest of 15 yr old boy reignites debate over adult sentencing rules « Hot Air

If convicted on the worst of the charges, Gonzalez could face life in prison without parole. But technically a fifteen year old boy is still a child. We’re faced yet again with the question of what to do with kids who commit crimes traditionally associated with adults. In some cases (and it varies state by state) juvenile offenders may wind up doing time in a special facility for youths and wind up back on the streets in a comparatively short period of time. They may be in some sort of reeducation program to attempt to straighten them out. But does that even work?

Alexander the Great was leading conquering armies at that age.  Hang him.

At Amazon: The Digital Dime Store
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Remember, you can buy and give digital gifts like music and books on the same day, even on Christmas day itself!

Here are several links that feature the equivalent of the Amazon Digital Dime Store (for you geezers old enough to remember what a dime store was….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

These change constantly, so keep clicking the links:  You’ll always find something new.

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Sane People Should Look Twice at Big-L Libertarians
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Libertarians Should Look Twice at Planned Parenthood Defunding Efforts – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Yet GOP efforts to cut back on PPFA funding will likely provide little comfort to libertarians, either. Some Republicans have been proposing that the funding not be cut but simply transferred to nonprofit “crisis pregnancy centers,” which provide things like pregnancy tests, counseling, and baby clothes to pregnant women but do not offer abortions (or any sort of medical care).

Further complicating things is the fact that much of Planned Parenthood’s funding comes in the form of Medicaid reimbursement. To stop Planned Parenthood from getting that money, Congress would have to bar Medicaid patients from visiting there for generally covered services such as contraception, sterilization, and HPV vaccines. Ostensibly, Medicaid patients would go elsewhere for these services, saving nothing overall while imposing an arbitrary restraint on patient choice.

And these are the same Libertarians who howl like monkeys at me for suggesting that the government may (and in fact should) require citizens offering public accommodations for profit to offer them to all citizens, yet they are busily pushing the notion that eliminating government-funded “services” is a “restraint on patient choice.”

Cut’em anyway, and let the market decide about the purported “restraint on patient choice.”  Oh, wait.  That might not get you where you want to go?  Well, screw the market, then.  Am I right?

UPDATE:  Welcome, Instapundit readers!

 

Hey, Tim Mak, Don’t Look For a Trump Party Invite Any Time Soon
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Donald Trump Actually Thanks MSNBC Hosts After Seeing How They Handled ‘Pathetic Reporter’ Behind Story on His Ex-Wife | Video | TheBlaze.com

Co-host Joe Scarborough, who recently went through a divorce himself, argued that divorces are generally “ugly” and questioned the reporter on why digging up old dirt on Trump is relevant to the 2016 race.

Mak defended his reporting, saying it reveals parts of “Donald Trump’s personality” and the kinds of people he associates himself with.

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, visibly annoyed, replied, “You guys all let me know when you’re actually going to uncover something new.”

Something about Trump that the boobs in the hintertlands don’t sufficiently appreciate:  In NYC, Trump is right at the apex of the New Money Society.  He’s privately and personally generous to friends, his parties and dinner tables groan with people you’ve never heard of, and who aren’t necessarily welcome at the tables of the Old Society (although that is rapidly crumbling away, given that Armenian billionaires are buying up all their old homes and stomping grounds, relegating them to lives of quiet obscurity in distant ocean-side watering holes), but nonetheless, people who play huge roles in media, in banking, in politics, in entertainment, and in business. 

You know when you bitch about how the only thing politicians are really concerned with is their continued access to the cocktail and dinner parties of the rich and powerful?

Well, the Donald is one of the primary party-givers in that world.  If you are regularly invited to Trump fandangos in NYC, it means you’ve arrived in the Big Apple.

In other words, Trump has hidden resources a guy like Tim Mak, who probably never gets invited anywhere important, would not understand.  Or be prepared for.

Scarborough then generously ended the interview before things got ugly.

“He walked right into a buzzsaw,” he added.

I’ll say.

The Horse Race
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Trump Is Well Ahead As First Debate Looms – Rasmussen Reports™

Going into the first Republican debate of the primary season next week, it looks like Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are guaranteed seats.

They’re the three leaders in Rasmussen Reports’ first national survey of Likely Republican Voters. After that, it gets a lot murkier. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Rasmussen Reports spokesman Leon Sculti is available for media comment on these poll results. Call 732-776-9777×205 or send e-mail to leon.sculti@rasmussenreports.com to schedule now.

Trump, the GOP presidential hopeful who has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, is well ahead with 26% support among Republicans. Walker, the Wisconsin governor best known for standing up to labor unions in his state, runs second with 14% support. Bush, a former Florida governor and the third member of his family to seek the presidency, is the first choice of 10%.

Among the 13 remaining major Republican candidates, their levels of support are: Texas Senator Ted Cruz (7%); former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (7%); Florida Senator Marco Rubio (5%); retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (5%); Ohio Governor John Kasich (5%) and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (3%).

Four candidates earn two percent (2%) support each – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.  Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former New York Governor George Pataki each pick up one percent (1%) of the Republican vote.

Fox News which is conducting the first debate next Thursday, August 6, is limiting the A-stage to the 10 candidates with the best poll numbers, so by our count that’s Trump, Walker, Bush, Cruz, Huckabee, Rubio, Carson, Kasich, Paul and one of the four two-percenters.

Likely primary voters are the ones you want to be measuring for a horserace – well, a clownshow – like this.  I note that for all the hooting about Fiorina, she’s still only getting about 1% of the vote.   But I presume the Fox honchos will still give her a slot in the big show, if only for entertainment value.  Of course, that might work to keep her in the little show, because everybody else there looks not only hopeless, but dull as dishwater.

I’m pleased to see that at least three of the top four are people I could at least consider voting for – and I’d be perfectly happy to see the GOP field reduced to Trump, Walker, Bush, and Cruz going forward after the first debate.

At this early stage of the game, however, name recognition is key, and the headlines Trump has been making in recent weeks have undoubtedly helped push him to the top of the heap.

Because no Republican has ever heard the name Bush before.

 

 

 

Lawsuit, Here We Cum!
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Stars of adult film reveal industry secrets in controversial Reddit thread

There’s a bit of info, nothing too surprising. But here’s the money shot. Er, money quote:

The producer also explained that, unlike many other professions, the gender pay gap operates in reverse in the porn industry with women earning more than their male counterparts.

One post read: ‘Women make WAY more then men, but their acts are itemised. Back in 2003, a girl could make $2,500 (£1,600) a scene depending on what she did. Men only made around $500 (£320).’

Free market and supply-demand be damned, if that’s not prima facie evidence of illegal discrimination, I don’t know what is.

Has-Been Hag Harasses Hunter
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Mia Farrow Tweets Lion Dentist’s Address, Faces Backlash

[Paraphrasing the article:] Worthless has-been goat-ass Mia Farrow, in a futile attempt to regain relevance, sent out the address of the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion over in Zimbabwe. However, the stupid slut sent out his business address rather than his home address, which is about useless on account of he’s temporarily shuttered the business because of death threats.

Saaaaay… you don’t suppose the stupid slut could be charged as an accessory to the assholes making the death threats, do you? Or maybe conspiracy? Not under the Ofuckface administration, which has already determined that the (white) dentist is guilty and will be sent to Zimbabwe to face a kangaroo court for something which appears not to be a crime, but in a nation which operated under the rule of law.

So anyway, turn-about is fair play. Mia Farrow appears to live in Bridewater, Ct, on Henry Sanford Rd. As always, this information is suspect, so don’t go fire bombing the house just on general principles. However, I did do a bit of digging which used resources beyond a simple Google search, and got the same location, so there’s a chance it’s correct. Still, um, don’t fire bomb, um… yah.

Multi-Serving Emergency Food Supply Packages – For One, Or the Whole Family
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Multi-Serving Emergency Food Supply Kits

All-in-one emergency food for a week, a month, or a year. Saves having to think about what you want to store. Get it all at once, and in one shipment. These kits last for at least twenty years, by the way. Buy once, stop worrying.

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Let’s Start By Checking the Effects of Disparate Impact in the Neighborhoods Where Congressmen Live….
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR HOUSING MOVES FORWARD: Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart reports on Affirma…

The Supreme Court has long recognized an important distinction between de jure (by law) versus de facto (by fact) racial segregation, with the former being forbidden by the Equal Protection Clause and the latter being, well, just the result of private conduct and human nature/preferences, and thus beyond the reach of the Fourteenth Amendment (which limits only “state”–government–action). Congress, however, has increasingly endorsed, via statutes–including the Fair Housing Act–that the notion that mere statistical differences in racial representation in private activities such as housing, mortgages, and employment, can constitute “racial discrimination” due to a theory called “disparate impact.

Get it?

People are far too eager to turn the Supreme Court into just another creature of the mob, as was done with the Senate – and yet it seems to me that by far the largest percentage of our problems are ginned up by Congress, not the court, at the behest of the mob.

In this case, SCOTUS has been protecting us from the racists’ authoritarian blank check and wet dream of “disparate impact,” which is really nothing more than an attempt to legitimize equality of outcomes, and so rewrite the Declaration of Independence to read “Life, Liberty, and a State Guarantee of Happiness.”

Maybe The Guys Have Finally Figured Out How Bad the Potential Deal Is
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The Great Teen Sex Decline? by Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal July 29, 2015

Here are the facts. Sexual activity among 15- to 19-year-olds peaked by the early 1990s. The CDC’s 1988 survey reported 51 percent of females and 60 percent of males between the ages of 15 and 19 had experienced sexual intercourse at least once. That number fell by the beginning of the new century. By 2002, 47 percent of female teens and 46 percent of male teens reported being sexually experienced. As of 2006, the percentage among females fell another 2 percentage points. That’s where it remained until 2013, the date covered in last week’s report. Boys’ sexual activity, the report concedes, saw only “an insignificant change” since 2002. In other words, the “significant” drop in teen sex cited by an apparently publicity-hungry CDC occurred in the 1990s. Since 2002, early sexual activity among girls has declined only slightly, and since 2006, it hasn’t declined at all among girls or boys.

Unless I’m reading this wrong, it looks to me as if boys dropped their screwing rates from 60% to 45%, a percentage drop of 25%, while girls have only dialed it back by about 8%.  What could possibly account for such a disparity, I wonder?

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Hot Gas: “Obey and Enforce the Law” – What a Non-Starter!
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Trump: Deport illegals, but expedite the return of “the good ones” for legal status « Hot Air

Trump’s position will still find favor with most of those who have flocked to his banner on this issue, but it presents two all-but-impossible scenarios. First, deporting 11 million people might be theoretically possible but is completely impractical. It would take an enormous amount of resources for years just to identify those who needed to be deported, let alone the necessary police and court actions to accomplish the deportation, unless Trump and the GOP plan to re-use Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” argument from 2012, which went over oh so well.

That’s because Mittens Romneycare was a gutless pussy who pussied out when the DNC media attacked him over it.

It makes perfect sense, though:  US law makes it illegal to employ illegal aliens.  We could also make it illegal for them to receive any public benefits.  If the reasons they come here in the first place are jobs and/or for the public money, absent that, why wouldn’t most of them leave?

I think a large number of Americans could get behind something like that, if presented forcefully and honestly.  Which is certainly not the way any Hot Gasser will ever present it.

 

Illegal Aliens Get (Inadvertent) 15 Minutes of Fame
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Illegals Storm Beach During Fashion Shoot | VDARE – premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform

Via Powerline Blog, and thanks to Paul Nachman for the tip, comes this video of illegal aliens, who could be from Cuba, or could be from anywhere in South or Central America, storming Miami Beach. From the Broward New Times:

About 6 a.m. on July 10, Ekaterina Juskowski was shooting a video of her friend, a model, near 36th Street in the heart of Miami Beach.

She noticed that a blue-green boat in the background — she thought it was a scuba boat — was coming closer to shore and thought, “They are ruining my video.”

I think your video is much improved, and much more important than the parade of prancing beach bimbos you originally planned.

I’ve Already Got All the Rubio Scandal I Need
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The next Rubio “scandal” breaks: he was on the West Miami city commission « Hot Air

For a guy who is currently languishing well down in the second tier of candidates for the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio certainly punches well above his weight class in terms of negative media attention.

The scandal where he told bald-faced lies to his constituency about his opposition to scamnesty in order to get elected, then immediately turned around betrayed them by leading the Gentry GOP effort to impose scamnesty and open borders on America was enough for me. 

Rubio is a treacherous liar who cannot be trusted.  That’s enough to ensure that he will never receive my vote for President – even if he’s running against Bernie Sanders.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients for Seniors
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Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients for Seniors

I take a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.  I can’t prove it, but I think they do me a lot of good.  At least I seem to be in considerably better shape than most guys my age – 68.

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Social Justices
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Breaking: Los Angeles Superior Court Bars Pro-Life Group From Releasing New Videos About… – Linkis.com

Via Sacramento Bee

A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.

The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.

I don’t see how this can stand. Has SCOTUS permitted prior restraint of this sort when I wasn’t looking?

Frankly, if I were CMP, I’d go right ahead and publish anyway.  Unconstitutional judicial rulings aren’t enforceable, as far as I know.

Although they might want to make sure they are physically out of California when they do it.

Prior restraint | First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition

Perhaps no First Amendment right is more secure than the news media’s right to publish information free from government censorship. While public officials frequently wish they could prevent newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations from publishing sensitive or embarrassing information, their ability to censor the media is extremely limited. These limits on prior restraint (as such censorship is also known) have been firmly in place for more than 70 years.

In 1931, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal brought by the publisher of a small Minneapolis newspaper that had published several articles alleging that law enforcement officials were turning a blind eye toward local organized crime. The county attorney sought to prohibit further publication of the newspaper, citing a state statute that outlawed “malicious, scandalous and defamatory” periodicals. In Near v. State of Minnesota, the Court held that the statute constituted an unlawful prior restraint. Under the First Amendment, the Court said, publication of information, no matter how scandalous, can be prevented only in “exceptional cases,” such as to protect the recruiting or transporting of troops in a time of war or to prevent the distribution of obscenity.

Day Late, Billions of Brain Cells Short
Bill Quick

Change: American Jews Now Oppose Iran Deal, 45% to 40% – Breitbart

A plurality of American Jews now say they oppose the Iran nuclear deal, 45% to 40%–and a majority oppose the deal after they learn more about what is in it, according to a new poll.

Where’s my World’s Smallest Violin?  I might feel a bit of compassion for your willful, blind, suicidal stupidity, had not anybody with even two IQ points to rub together been able to figure out what a disaster this deal was months before it went down.

I mean, the Israeli Prime Minister himself tried as hard as he could to clue you morons in, but no…you were too enamored with the Black Man in the White House (and on the White Horse) to pull your fingers out of your ears and your heads out of your asses and listen.

So, once again, you dumbasses are late to the party.  Why is it the only thing many of you seem to be able to catch on time is trains?