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Thursday, August 8. 2019
Student op-ed: How DARE men be nice to women
Shocking Video of Melting Greenland Glacier….in Summer Heat
Rex Murphy: There's no hypocrite like a rich, jet-setting anti-global-warming one. The official count of private jets wafting into Palermo for the 'great consult' stands at 114, for a maximum of 300 attending — three per jet
Renewable Energy Is a Scam
MANDATORY ETHNIC STUDIES TOO MUCH EVEN FOR THE LA TIMES
Prof calls to get rid of grades because they are 'capitalism in action'
PROPOSED CA HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM ANTI-SEMITIC AND ANTI-ISRAEL
Feminist law professors urge the feds to give accused students due process
Genetic Endowments and Wealth Inequality
MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE TAKES OUT CALIFORNIA'S BIGGEST RECYCLING BIZ
Baltimore is drowning in taxpayer dollars
Rich Libs in Posh D.C. Suburb Freak Out Over Affordable Housing Proposal
OUTRAGE OVER TRUMP ADMIN TURNING DOWN WELFARE MIGRANTS
House Democrats Are Coming For Brett Kavanaugh
The Media’s Disgusting Bloodlust - These vampires are sucking the life out of the social contract.
"Death Camps For Trump Supporters" Fliers Posted In New York
The New York Post’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Editorial Is Nonsensical
The Dayton Shooter Was A Satanist, Leftist-Socialist, And Bernie/Warren Fan, Supported Antifa
MEDIA NOT INTERESTED IN 47 PEOPLE SHOT IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND
VDH on Mueller: The Dream Team Loses to the Nobodies
Gowdy: FBI Transcripts May Well Show FBI Targeted Trump Campaign, Not Russian Interference
Dems have swarmed completely out of the political mainstream
Media And Dems Operatives Now Calling To Shut Down Fox
The Latest UN Horror Show: Christian Refugees Ignored
Lamborghinis, Burkas, Sex Party Invites And ‘Chop Chop Square’: A New York Lawyer’s 15 Years In The Middle East
Trump Slams China for Failing to Halt Fentanyl Exports to U.S.
STATE DEPARTMENT REDEFINES ANTISEMITISM: DON'T COMPARE ISRAEL TO THE NAZIS
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Re: Democrats swarming out of the mainstream
Instapundit has a frequent comment that all Democrats need to do to win is to not be crazy and they can't even manage that. Which I think is a dangerous belief because we all know there is another way to win, and that's to cheat. It's easy enough to think that the Left is so out of touch with the average American voter that they seriously believe Trump is wildly unpopular and so loathed and despised and hated that their victory is a foregone conclusion and therefore they are free to be as progressive as they want to be since they no longer have to make any effort at all to appeal to more centrist voters. This is also a convenient explanation for why the Democrats chose such a horrible candidate as Hillary Clinton last time, they treated Trump as a joke, assumed the election was in the bag and seriously underestimated how much work they needed to do to get Hillary elected.
It makes for a convenient explanation but an alternative explanation is that the Dems seriously underestimated how much cheating they were going to have to do to rig the election and they're not making that mistake again. In addition to the MSM interfering with the election as much as they can, we now will see Google and Facebook interfering as well and I fully expect to see even more urban precincts reporting 112% voter turnout with 100% Dem votes and dead people voting in alphabetical order and last-minute boxes of ballots found in trunks of poll-workers cars. It could be that the Dem candidates appear to be insane not because they don't realize how insane they appear to be to the electorate but rather because they know it just doesn't matter - this time around the winner of the Democratic primary is the de facto winner of the general nationwide just as surely as it is in Cook County and for the same reason.
This is absolutely true. The Democrats have stolen every close election for 60 years. They will steal the 2020 election and the MSM will help them and then hide the truth. Trump will lose in 2020 and one of these self proclaimed crazy Democrats will control the white house. If they even do half of what they threaten our constitution will be toilet paper.
When you have a leading "moderate" Democrat candidate who is a former Vice President trashing the Constitution as being a tool of white supremacy, you know you have a big problem.
One can only imagine the non stop outrage on the big networks, if death camps for Clinton supporters fliers had appeared. Oh, no we don’t need to imagine. They got their panties in a wad over Lock Her Up chants. Tut Tutted for weeks on end about the disgraceful behavior of the right. “Doesn’t the right understand how this sort of disgraceful behavior, leads to the coarsening of society?” The chants even started a whole movement of so called conservatives, the Never Trump gang (my iPad even capitalized and autocompleted that!).
I hope, and pray, that more and more everyday democrats, are waking up to the fact that their party has gone completely off the deep end. The death camps won’t be just for Trump supporters. Once they get rolling, history gives a pretty clear narrative of how sweeping they will be. To bad the left refuses to understand non-politically correct history.
It is not satire, it is a desired fantasy.
Hollywood blockbuster that satirizes killing of ‘deplorables’ causes outrage:
BTW, this is what the Nazis did before actually implementing their plans.
Igniting Civil War
Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and other tyrannies have used such tactics to great effect. When mobs attack anti-government demonstrators, for example, the police either disappear or stand by watching. In American cities run by Democrats and on the U.S. college and university campuses, the authorities increasingly have been standing by as radicals do the dirty work of beating up or silencing conservatives.
In societies riven by mutual hate, the people who control the police and public communications make all the difference.
. . . In 1920s Spain, the newly formed Communist Party, the socialists, anarchists, and various regional separatists spurred each other’s hostility toward the country’s Catholic, royalist population. Where the Left won local elections in May 1931, mobs of its supporters ravaged churches, raped nuns, and beat conservatives with impunity.
. . . It all starts with getting people accustomed to hating each other. And that starts at the top.
Saying hateful things about one’s opponents is a time-tested way of stoking supporters’ enthusiasm, of building support for one’s own side.
It's a compelling read.
Breaking news: A mass murder in California where a Hispanic supremacist killed 4 people and injured others using a assault knife. The left is calling for a knife ban and background checks to buy a knife. They want to end the bed bath and beyond loophole. Democrat presidential candidates are demanding gun confiscation with the police entering your home and taking your paring knives. All we want is common sense knife control. How many must die before you give up your knives. Meanwhile the National Paring Knife Association has said that when knives are outlawed only outlaws will have knives. But the Democrats point to London where knife control has been a, ah, resounding success. They insist that you have no right to own a knife or baseball bat or hammer, etc.
Using EA instead of IQ is going to be the new thing for a while. I like the idea behind it, because IQ is only part of our genetic and prenatal heritage and it would be good to see what else is there. Yet I am not impressed with their definitions and structure of what exactly they mean. It looks like it may be more of a dodge than an attempt to correct weaknesses in relying on IQ alone.