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April 05, 2016

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daddy


Is Duke's Grayson Allen Ted Cruz's illigitimate son?

lyle

See, NK, we're already up to 2%! :-/

Old Lurker

Since the Electoral College is mentioned above, I go back to that SCOTUS ruling yesterday about who counts and who does not count in setting Congressional Districts. As the ripples expand, it is interesting that by including Illegal Aliens and overstayed visa residents in the census, states with more of those get more Representatives, and that number plus the two senators equals the number of Electoral Votes each state gets when electing a President.

UN intended consequence?

Don't think so.

Just sayin.

Captain Hate

How much of the cost to deport illegal immigrants is a sunk cost of expecting existing federal employees to do their job instead of otherwise pushing papers and eating doughnuts?

jimmyk

instead of reducing our Corporate Tax Rates as an incentive to keep them from fleeing, to create new Tax Laws that prevent American Companies from fleeing the country.

The logical extension will be to prevent individuals from fleeing the country.

Note that reducing those tax rates would likely increase revenue, but the priority is to show who's boss here, and ostensibly to punish the wealthy, even if everyone is hurt in the process.

henry

slaves only counted for 3/5 of a person... #blacklivesmatterless

jimmyk

otherwise pushing papers and eating doughnuts?

Don't forget watching porn.

James D

The logical extension will be to prevent individuals from fleeing the country.

And didn't the Congress recently pass a bill that allows passports to be seized from people who have tax debts over a certain amount?

NK

Burn in Hell Mr. Moseley; I was 6 yo when this happened. July 1964, the Worlds Fair was on 3 miles away and Shea Stadium was newly opened, the yanks would play in the WS again in October. But this was the day everyone realized NYC was no longer a working man's city with civilized values. Her neighbors ignored Kitty and allowed her to be tortured and murdered right under their windows. "I didn't want to get involved" was the new culture. It only got worse and cratered in the Summer of Sam '77. Koch kept it from dying 77-89 Rudy saved the City 1994-2001. Bloomie made it far more efficient. Now the vandals run the City gov't: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/winston-moseley-81-killer-of-kitty-genovese-dies-in-prison/ar-BBrlLYg?form=PRHPTP&ocid=iehp

henry

Next thing you know, they'll build a border wall to keep us in.

James D

Note that reducing those tax rates would likely increase revenue, but the priority is to show who's boss here, and ostensibly to punish the wealthy, even if everyone is hurt in the process.

Obama explicitly said this back in 2008. In discussing the Capital Gains tax, he said that he was in favor of raising the rates, EVEN IF HE KNEW IT WOULD BRING IN LESS REVENUE.

That's one thing he didn't lie about, I suppose. Too bad not enough people were paying attention to his actual words.

Thomas Collins

What's this glasater? You need to run? You don't put the rest of your life on hold for your favorite 5/19er? :-))

It's a deal, GUS.

My concern is that a lot of the crossovers, having gone from blue to red in the primaries, will cross back to blue in November, TK.

Buckeye, let's hope some entrepreneur doesn't sell T-shirts emblazoned with prints of the contestants' hands! The Carnival in Cleveland will be circusey enough!

clarice

How could anyone have the phone records--all that stuff is under Ct seal.

Old Lurker

Worse than that, James. It permits the IRS to yank passports on its say-so. And since under other laws, the IRS is "presumed right" on tax disputes until a court rules otherwise, Lois Lerner can pull passports from any group she likes.

It is sort like the Passport equivalent of Asset Seizures by cops that stand until well after the citizen obtains a court order ordering the return of said assets.

Oh. Did I mention that the government has free lawyers and you have to pay for yours?

Thomas Collins

Whoever is in those records better hope the court security system is better than the security system of that Panamanian law firm, clarice.

Of course, for some high flying businessmen who aren't planning on running for political office but who trade on a "best villas, best champagne, best escorts to call for the party" reputation, NOT being on the madam's speed dial may be a career crusher.

Truthbetold

Trump campaign in disarray

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/donald-trump-campaign-staff-disarray-221557

Miss Marple 2

Didn't someone have those records before the court blocked them from being released? I think one of the guys on that was the former head of Eli Lilly, Randall Tobias, which is why I remember it. At the time he had some sort of appointment to the Bush Administration, I think.

I think they released 5 or so names and then said "there was no one else of interest." Suspicion at the time was that there were dem politicians on and they were withholding it for political reasons (ABC News, I believe).

Since this happened several years ago my memory may be skewed.

jimmyk

Her neighbors ignored Kitty and allowed her to be tortured and murdered right under their windows. "I didn't want to get involved" was the new culture.

NK, subsequent research has shown that to be, at the very least, an exaggeration, perhaps outright fabrication. I've provided links before. Don't have time to search them out now, but here's one secondary account:

Recently, Joseph De May Jr., a lawyer, historian and Kew Gardens resident, has argued that few residents of nearby buildings could have seen the attack or understood that Genovese's life was in danger — and, more important, that people did intervene, by either shouting at the attacker or calling the police.

http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2012/09/tall-tales.aspx

Miss Marple 2

By the way, what happened to the diary of Ambassador Stevens which was found in the ruins of the Benghazi outpost by someone who was poking around there. CNN had it, then after a while they said they were returning it to relatives.

Never heard another word. One would think that the committee would have subpoenaed it.

Crickets, of course.

jimmyk

Did I mention that the government has free lawyers and you have to pay for yours?

Or, to nitpick, we taxpayers pay for the government's lawyers to persecute us.

Miss Marple 2

And by the way, why wasn't that diary turned over to the FBI? And why wasn't CNN charged with withholding evidence?

Yes, I know, I keep asking these nitpicking question.

NK

jimmyk the Times obit article does a good job updating its 1964 reporting ('good job' did I just say that?) the simple truth is that it was July, most people didn't have window A/C so their windows were open. Many heard, virtually all did nothing. It was a watershed moment. White Flight from Jamaica, Springfield Gardens, Ridgewood, Flushing, Bushwick, East New York, Carnarsie, Kingsbridge, South Bronx, soon after happened all at once, and crime and arson fires followed as did the riots of '68 and 77. You saw a similar evolution in Detroit.

GUS

Miss Marple, at this point what difference does it make???

GUS

Jimmy and Old Lurker, I don't know what's bothering you 2 chaps, but Mitch and Paul are on the job. We're in good hands.

Old Lurker

True, Jimmy.

But in the reality, you know that to the government GS-? who decides to ruin the life of a citizen, the lawyers needed to do that are "free" to him.

And the rest of us have to factor in the legal costs in making every decision we make and whether that fight is worth the cost or not...regardless of the merits.

GUS

Old Lurker, why do you hate the government, is it because Obama is sort of blackish.

Miss Marple 2

GUS,

I know, I know. As the event recedes in time, these little discrepancies seem to disappear down the memory hole.

If you will remember, the odious Phillippe Reines got all upset that CNN had that diary and accused them of "passing it around the office" in a very indignant and unintentionally hilarious email.

At the time I thought this was because there might be some evidence of the ambassadors sexual preferences within the diary and they were trying to avoid a sex scandal.

The more it goes on, I wonder if there wasn't something incriminating to Hillary in it. And I still want to know why he took the darn thing to Benghazi and how it was found.

daddy

Gap Apologizes For 'Racist' Ad


Fatima La'Juan Muse ‎@TheTherapyDiva
@GapKids proving girls can do anything... unless she's Black. Then all she can do is bear the weight of White girls. #EpicFail
1:21 PM - 2 Apr 2016
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Jasmine Wow ‎@Jmo120
@GapKids Thanks for perfectly illustrating what 'passive racism' looks like in mainstream media. #DiversiryFail She is NOT your arm rest. 😑
6:51 PM - 2 Apr 2016
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@GapKids who thought it was okay to present the ONE black girl as static / armrest FIRE THEM

— tesseract (@A10110110) April 2, 2016
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Britni de la Cretaz ‎@britnidlc
.@GapKids I won't be buying my daughter clothing at your store again due to this racist & unacceptable ad. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/04/gapkids_ad_sparks_racially_charged_controversy.html
9:41 AM - 3 Apr 2016
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Carrie Cutforth ‎@CeeCut4th
.@GapKids "empowers" little girls by employing racist microgressions at black girls #notanarmrest @TheEllenShow https://twitter.com/gapkids/status/716324354670403585
8:44 AM - 3 Apr 2016


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I can't wait for some dude with a 10" %$#&^ walking into the McCarren Pool locker room this summer with a bunch of Muslim girls, and as a result their dad/brothers dissect the slongmeister dude.--

Isn't the more common and more culturally appropriate result of that the dad/brothers dissect their own daughters/sisters?

RIF

"Next thing you know, they'll build a border wall to keep us in."

You were saying.....

Scottie Nell Hughes
‏@scottienhughes
We need 2 also build a wall to keep businesses in the USA http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/04/05/ford-to-build-small-car-factory-in-mexico-adding-2800-jobs/ … @realDonaldTrump
12:29 PM - 5 Apr 2016

Theo

TK --

You wrote "Several days ago I posted for Theo a chart on how little impact the monolithic Hispanic voting bloc has on the Electoral College." I do not recall seeing that chart. But my sense is that Hispanic voters are a key swing group in places like Colorado, which is a swing state.

I will also point out, based on the exit polls that I know you love so much, that if no self identified Hispanic voter had voted in 2012, Romney would have won at least the popular vote and almost certainly the electoral college.

Self identified Latinos are about 10% of the voters in this country. Based on anecdotal information they are very much anti-Trump in this election for reasons that should seem rather obvious.

If I recall correctly, George W. Bush got about 44% of the Latino vote in 2004. McCain got about 35% in 2008 and Willard got about 27% in 2012. If the Republican nominee gets a smaller percentage in 2016, it will be difficult to win, particularly if the percentage of voters who identify as Latino goes up. This seems likely since (a) they are a growing segment of the population and (b) Trump's talk about a wall may inspire turnout in that group.

Obviously, the Republicans can still win if they can find additional votes elsewhere or if people who have voted for Obama in the past fail to show up this time.

But I think that writing off Latinos the same as Republicans write off blacks is a very unlikely path to victory.

Porchlight

NK,

In the last year or two I read an article that took a new look at the Kitty Genovese case. I'll try to find it again - I *think* it was in a conservative-leaning news source, but I could be wrong about that.

The author investigated the record and wrote that many people DID call the police to report that they saw a woman in distress. One problem is that Kitty was moving about quite a bit after her attack, so one person would see or hear something and then there was no one there when they went to investigate.

The author's conclusion was that a whole lot of neighbors were slandered to further a narrative of "nobody cared enough to help."

Old Lurker

Oh GUS, you are such a kidder.

Did they finish impeaching Koskinin yet?

GUS

We need to build bridges!! So bus load of illegals can be driven across the border heading South.

Theo

NK --

I am under the same impression as jimmyk and Porchlight. The Kitty Genovese story may have been something of an urban legend based on subsequent investigation.

GUS

Blah blah blah blah blah.

How do you propose getting these "self reporting Latino's" to vote for the GOP nominee??

Old Lurker

Our man in the WH:

"“There is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance generally is a huge problem,” he told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. “The problem is that a lot of this stuff is legal, not illegal.”

Theo

I would think that nominating someone named Rafael Cruz might help. I think defeating the candidate whose campaign is based upon an outrageous fantasy of building a wall and getting Mexico to pay for it might help. (By the way 45% of those here illegally are visa overstays.)

I assume that many Latinos, like other Americans, value the same things we value -- free enterprise, limited government, the rule of law. We can get their votes the same way we get anyone else's votes -- by talking about the things we believe in.

Blaming their relatives and people who look and talk like them for many of the nation's ills is not going to go well with them.

jimmyk

Porch, NK, here's a lengthy (of course) New Yorker piece on it. It refers to the "38 witnesses" as a "myth." The key paragraph:

The Times story was inaccurate in a number of significant ways. There were two attacks, not three. Only a handful of people saw the first clearly and only one saw the second, because it took place indoors, within the vestibule. The reason there were two attacks was that Robert Mozer, far from being a “silent witness,” yelled at Moseley when he heard Genovese’s screams and drove him away. Two people called the police. When the ambulance arrived at the scene—precisely because neighbors had called for help—Genovese, still alive, lay in the arms of a neighbor named Sophia Farrar, who had courageously left her apartment to go to the crime scene, even though she had no way of knowing that the murderer had fled.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help

James D

But I think that writing off Latinos the same as Republicans write off blacks is a very unlikely path to victory.

The geniuses and experts who run the campaigns could consider another option: NOT looking at Latinos as a monolithic voting block that cares about only one issue (not enforcing immigration law/amnesty/etc).

Maybe the geniuses could start actually earning their huge salaries by figuring out how to break up "Latinos" into smaller segments who might be responsive to conservative appeals. Or to making inroads into social media as well as more mainstream channels that are targeted to Latino interests (as the Dems regualrly do).

Or maybe we could stop importing massive numbers of people who, best case, will vote Democrat by a 56-44 margin (the high water mark of Bush in 2004).

jimmyk

Which is not to say that the neighbors could not have done more, just that the NYT grossly distorted it, and a generation of psych grad students glommed onto the story and generated "research" to show how uncaring we all are.

GUS

Yes Theo, picking someone with a "LATINO" name is a grand idea. You're a genius. Maybe next time we could pick someone "Asian" too.

GUS

Oh no James D. What the GOP needs to do is be more like the LIBTARDOCOMMIECRATS and avoid running on issues and logic, run on IDENTITY and VULVAS. Pander more, promise more stuff to "LATINO'S", tell illegals that they can stay, THEN GIVE THEM FREE SHIT!
!!

James D

I assume that many Latinos, like other Americans, value the same things we value -- free enterprise, limited government, the rule of law.

I don't think that's true. Most of our immigrants are coming from countries with a government/culture that absolutely does NOT value those things, and they're not used to having them, and they are much more amenable to the Democrat message of big, powerful government that will "take care of you."

That's before we even get into positions on immigration.

And it's not as though the schools their kids attend will teach them to value those things.

Theo

JamesD --

All good points.

But it was and is DONALD TRUMP who has made the whole "build a wall and make Mexico pay for it" the centerpiece of his campaign. I agree that Latinos are not necessarily one issue voters, but when you push that hard in such an in your face kind of way, I think it is hard to get much support.

I agree that there are Latino voters who will respond to the same kinds of appeal that inspires us to be conservatives. But I think in order to be heard on those appeals you have to turn down the volume on the anti-immigrant rhetoric.

It is my understanding that there was no net immigration from Mexico last year (because the economic situation here did not entice them to come). This is not an easy problem to address or solve, even if we were to decide to "stop importing" people from other countries.

But even with no additional imports, we have to deal with the reality that there are a significant numbers of people who are voting American citizens who describe themselves as "Latinos." We cannot win without taking that reality into account.

Captain Hate

Our man in the WH:

Zippy thinks that people being allowed to keep too much of the money they earn is a problem. Article V now.

Threadkiller

Blaming their relatives and people who look and talk like them for many of the nation's ills is not going to go well with them.

Wow.

NK

As one who said the young man should have stopped interceding when he called the cops in Fla. while others here said he was right to patrol the condo while carrying, looking for a possible burglar I am kind of surprised to hear absolution for 1964 Kew Gardens residents who called the cops and then went back to watching TV. I first went to the Kew Gardens RR station and the neighboring small apartment buildings in 1972ish for pony league baseball in the neighborhood. Everything around that station/parking lot is really closely laid out. Yeah, the neighbors heard plenty, they had to, why else did they call the cops. Who went outside to check? Nobody. Not one man. The urban legend must have been strong because all dads of my teammates and the local Kew team would shake their heads and say 'this is where they let kitty die.' For me, it didn't take a 1964 hero to go outside your own apartment building to check on shrieking. Media hype? sure, but subsequent events proved that this monstrous crime was a big deal.

henry

Some lawyer fun found by our Chitown Lurker. (Exams from a constitutional law professor).

GUS

I ASSUME that many Latinos........... yes, you do, Theo.

Tk. Blaming people who look and talk like them.
Sounds like AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/WHITE PRIVILEGE.

I really think what this nation needs is more DIVISION and IDENTITY POLITICS, and MORE ILLEGALS.

Theo

JamesD --

We live in a democracy. If people who are presently AMERICAN CITIZENS are more amenable to the Democratic message than the Republican message, we are going to have a hard time getting their votes.

The way to win elections is to convince a sufficient number of people that the Democratic message is not in the best interests of the country and ultimately not in the best interests of themselves.

This has never been easy and is not going to be easy. A lot of people are comfortable with a big government that takes care of them. In order to overcome that among the things that we need to do is not bombard persuadable voters with a message that is guaranteed to turn them off, particularly when the message (building a wall and having Mexico pay for it) is a cartoon fantasy to begin with.

henry

Republic Theo, while it lasts anyway.

Captain Hate

Did they finish impeaching Koskinin yet?

Every GOP incumbent congress critter should be confronted with that. The failure to address that is an insult to people who follow the law.

Threadkiller

A lot of people are comfortable with a big government that takes care of them.

And the solution to make them vote for Cruz is ?

daddy

--I can't wait for some dude with a 10" %$#&^ walking into the McCarren Pool locker room this summer with a bunch of Muslim girls,

Iggy,

I'm waiting for Dave or TC or Rocco to take their wives into the Boston University restrooms so that the gals can use the Muslim footbaths. University Installs Foot Baths For Muslims

In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual: bathing before prayer...

Across the country a number of universities, including the University of Michigan in Dearborn and George Washington University in Washington D.C., have installed foot baths.

So have two airports, the Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. In each case the move came with some degree of resistance.

Miss M,

Have you got dirty feet from digging in your garden? If so, you're in luck:)

GUS

Yes THEO, the GOP needs to change it's message, to pander to Hispanics.

James D

We live in a democracy. If people who are presently AMERICAN CITIZENS are more amenable to the Democratic message than the Republican message, we are going to have a hard time getting their votes.

Yes, we are. I guess we're talking past each other here, because I think that bringing in a lot more people who are amenable to that message is a Bad Thing, and you're saying we can't say that because it further turns off the ones who are here already, and there really isn't any middle ground to it.

Truthbetold

TK

The solution is the constitution. Something you never hear Trump talk about.

NK

henry-- I read that exam. I had 2 reactions-- Obummer was already a homo/race obsessed commie prat in '96. And second, why is the exam scheduled for 0900-300pm (6 hrs) for a 3 hr exam?

Buckeye

So have two airports, the Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. In each case the move came with some degree of resistance.

I am going to check them out next time I'm at either airport.

Is there a prohibition on taking a whiz in a foot bath??

someone

"If Cruz is so concerned, he should see whether Kasich will take the Veephood to join with Cruz against Trumpster."

Cruz will have enough of his supporters as bound-to-Trump-on-first-ballot delegates that he'll win easily on the second ballot. Without Kasich.

henry

Note from our Chitown Lurker:

Theo clearly uses Charles Thomas, Phil Ponce and Carol Marin as his reliable news sources. ( you can quote me on that one.)

NK

daddy-- you want to be a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging footbaths in Indy. You use that airport, isn't that airport authority 'establishing' Islam as an official religion in violation of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment as applied to State authority through the 14th?

GUS

Koskinen cannot be impeached, he is as irreplacable as Jack Lew or Lil Timmy Geithner.
Nice man, and REALLY REALLY HONEST. A true public servant.
This is EXACTLY why I've never called myself a Republican. Because if I did, I'd stink as much as Boehner, McConnell, Ryan et al. Worthless spineless, ball-less wonders. But not to worry, if they HURRY and promise AMNESTY or promise not to ENFORCE our BORDERS nor immigration laws, maybe the GOP can be part of the DEMOTARD PARTY and VOILA!!!!!! UNIPARTY ACHIEVED.

GUS

James, he's either a troll or an idiot.

jimmyk

I am kind of surprised to hear absolution for 1964 Kew Gardens residents who called the cops and then went back to watching TV.

I am kind of surprised to see the term "absolution" given my rather clear qualification at 2:41. Why is it so hard to understand that the NYT could have grossly exaggerated the story yet the neighbors are not completely absolved?

Old Lurker

That's not an either-or situation, GUS.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Not going to happen, James D. And focusing on deporting 100% of illegals will simply distract from beefing up border security.--

Should we not prosecute kidnappers and rapists so we can concentrate our resources on murders only?

If securing the border is good because it keeps illegals out then why doesn't deporting illegals here because of an insecure border complement rather than distract from a secure border?

The large majority of illegals would go away on their own if E-Verify was mandatory and violations of it were enforced on employers and the border was secure.
If Trump started grabbing the dough they send home to pay for a wall you'd see about 99% of them self deport.

Miss Marple

daddy,

Not had a chance to dig yet, and that footpath thing out at the airport isn't widely known. I do not see why it is necessary.

Theo,

Since most of the immigrants currently crossing the border are NOT Mexican, and since there is a well known dislike of Mexicans vs. Cubans, and since immigrants ( legal and illegal) are not wanting more competition from new illegals who aren't even their countrymen, I fail to see how putting Cruz on the ballot would be helpful as far as your garbled theory goes.

Now I am going back to not responding to you.

GUS

Bingo Old Lurker.

Theo

JamesD --

I think that we can restrict citizenship to people who learn our language and history, who pay their taxes and obey our laws and have demonstrated these things over a sufficient period of time. I think that that message is going to be a lot less offensive to existing citizens who have the right to vote at present than the nonsense about building a wall.

I think the ultimate goal is to have Latinos identify as Americans rather than as Latinos, the same way many of us our proud of our Irish or German or whatever ancestry but consider ourselves Americans. I do not think that you foster that kind of thinking by demonstrating, as Trump plainly does, a barely concealed animosity towards Latinos.

How do you suppose a law abiding American citizen of Mexican heritage is likely to feel about Trump's rants? I would imagine that they would fear that they too are a target of suspicion and exclusion.

daddy

But I think that writing off Latinos the same as Republicans write off blacks is a very unlikely path to victory.

That's too tough a question for us simple folks. I think to answer a question that difficult we need to go to the experts, so I suggest we come up with the going rate for Mike Murphy, Jeb Bush's Campaign Manager, and get his expert opinion. Anybody out there got a spare Million or so?

"Another big loser tonight: Mike Murphy," tweeted conservative commentator Erick Erickson.
One Bush bundler told CNN's Dana Bash that when it came to Murphy, "strong knives are out."
"He made minimum of $14 million," the bundler said, requesting anonymity to speak freely about campaign strategy.
The details of Murphy's compensation package at Right to Rise are not publicly known. Murphy responded to the $14-million figure by calling it, "Absolute bulls---."

GUS

So some LIBTARD outfit tells us it will cost 10 TRILLLLION MILLION BILLLION DOLLEROS to send back the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS most of whom are "latinos".

Surely they are correct and our laws mean nothing.

James D

NK @ 2:58

Absolutely.

How anyone who's not already a flat-out capital C Communist could have fallen for Zero's act considering his own words and the bits of his paper trail we were allowed to see at the time, is beyond me.

Reading that exam should have told anyone with an IQ above room temperature exactly what sort of person Zero was, and what kind of President he would become.

GUS

Gosh looks like the troll has been outed!

NK

I agree the 1964 NYT exaggerated, and the 1964 residents of Kew Gardens should have done more. Not surprised however, to see New Yorker try to whitewash the event 50 years later, given how urban politics has changed so much during that time.

James D

Theo @ 3:08

Come and get me when we get back to a policy where:

the ultimate goal is to have Latinos identify as Americans rather than as Latinos, the same way many of us our proud of our Irish or German or whatever ancestry but consider ourselves Americans.<.i>

Because that hasn't been the policy of our government or our leaders (in either party, mostly) for about 50 years or so.

Which is one of the (many) reasons Latinos do vote so strongly Democratic.

James D

Fixed?

lyle

Someone mentioned it earlier but I'll reaffirm: WSJ is all in for Kasich aka The Only Candidate Who Can Win©. A "moderate" dontchaknow, who can "reach across the aisle" and "not scare off the independents."

I wish their editorial page will just come out and endorse Hilligula and get it over with and quit pretending there will be an indictment. I expect Maverick to do so any day now.

Old Lurker

So true, Iggy.

"The large majority of illegals would go away on their own if E-Verify was mandatory and violations of it were enforced on employers and the border was secure."

And to make it even tougher, make it a condition of a company's insurance (W'Comp and Liability) that employees not properly cleared by E-Verify would not be covered by the company's policies. That right there would open management to all sorts of shareholder liability if they took short cuts.

Poof.

Appalled

The large majority of illegals would go away on their own if E-Verify was mandatory and violations of it were enforced on employers and the border was secure.

Query -- Do the various Trump enterprises use E-verify, or have any plans to do so? Does Trump require his contractors to use it, or have any plans to do so?

This isn't a rhetorical question -- I am not aware of it ever being posed. (So it's not Trump's fault if he hasn't answered it.)

Truthbetold

Trump is selling a version of "Hope and Change" and the suckers are eating it up.

lyle

I think that we can restrict citizenship to people who learn our language and history, who pay their taxes and obey our laws

Who's this "we," amigo? An entire political party criminal enterprise and half of the other one is hell-bent on bringing in unlimited number of "immigrants" with no [redacted] concern whether they pay taxes or learn a [redacted] thing about this country. Not only that, this cohort wants to GIVE them all the free shit they want: SS, medical care, and welfare.

GUS

Can't we talk about something more uplifting like North Carolina's BIGOTED law that requires those with a TWIG and BERRIES NOT to whip it out in the LADIES room????

Threadkiller

I do know Obama failed E-Verify.

Porchlight

Thanks, jimmyk. I'm pretty sure the New Yorker article isn't the one I read, but I can't find it. It may have been this NY Post article:
http://nypost.com/2014/02/16/book-reveals-real-story-behind-the-kitty-genovese-murder/

Basically, the entire "bystander effect" in psychology was drafted from this one incident. But there really isn't a bystander effect, or at least not as demonstrated in this case.

Thanks, NYT.

jimmyk

Not surprised however, to see New Yorker try to whitewash the event 50 years later

I'm going to drop this, as I don't think it's of general interest here, but I'm guessing you didn't read the NYer article, since they do not "whitewash" anything, and given the NYer politics if anything I would have expected them to whitewash the NYT's yellow journalism.

Thomas Collins

I should stop following the Red Sox season right now. Sox are ahead, Price is pitching well, and the kids are producing (with Betts hitting a two run homer, and Bradley and Shaw currently with astronomical averages and OBPs.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=360405105

Threadkiller

From what I understood, any restrictions on the people who look like the people who are part of a legal Hispanic monolithic voting bloc will cost us the election.

Or, is it your contention that if a Hispanic conservative suggests the restrictions, the legal Hispanic monolithic voting bloc will fill Jindal's big tent to the max?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Someone mentioned it earlier but I'll reaffirm: WSJ is all in for Kasich aka The Only Candidate Who Can Win©.--

Think of all the money and commotion, not to mention Michelle Fields' forearm and delicate psyche, that could be saved if instead of this antiquated primary system the GOP just floated a few names in, say, February and calculated their average RCP score in head to head match ups against likely Dems and then pick the nominee from that.
Or maybe do the polling in early December of the year before to avoid the inconvenience of self governance stepping all over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day and Rose Bowl parades, not to mention the Super Bowl.

The main benefit of course would be the GOP would never lose another election.

pagar a bacon, country ham and sausage supporter

"The inquisitors are threatening legal action and huge fines against anyone who declines to believe in: the absolute BS the Democrats put out.

http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/04/16-democrat-ags-begin-inquisition-against-climate-change-disbelievers/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonu6TIeu%2FhmjTEU5z16u0qWa6%2Fhokz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMTcRmM7HYDBceEJhqyQJxPr3NLtQN191pRhLiDA%3D%3D

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/4/vehicular-homicide-not-enough-detain-illegal-immig/

GUS

Oh no LYLE, Obama has xyz's AND pdq'd more "migrants" than any President in history.
The (redacted)(redacted)(redacted) madre, intercoursing bullplop, is so thick only a reeeetard of 75 iq level would believe Obama and the Left.

THEY WANT THEM HERE. PERIOD.
The GOP "donors" do too.

henry

TK, this does not sound good:

BREAKING NEWS: Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles could bring blackouts to Southern California - AP

Threadkiller

Kasich has no chance, he was more for Clinton's assault weapon ban than Trump. (According to a Bill Clinton thank you letter floating around the net.)

The Really Big Shew!

Heh, c; @ 3:29 one 4 the column.

GUS

Henry, this calls for MORE REGULATION and MORE SOLAR PANELS!!!

SOLYNDRA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE SOLYNDRA!!!!

henry

MOAR bicycles! eat tofu! mandatory Teslas!

Natural born Republicans, most not mature, yet.

Well, Iggy's wuz the 1. Three is apt, too. Still digesting TK's 3:29

Those 'other' Americans, those romantically linked by tongues, and practically and theoretically co-religious with us, did not come here to work on the plantation.

Porchlight

NK, jimmyk - I would also recommend the NY Post article I linked. The NYT didn't exaggerate; it lied.

There were not anywhere near "38 witnesses." There were only two eyewitnesses, one a low-life who didn't want to bother calling the police, and one an alcoholic friend of Kitty's who didn't do so at first because he was afraid of the attacker coming after him. By the time he called it was too late (and another neighbor had tried to come to Kitty's rescue, but was also too late). Read the article.

Sun Edison and Abengoa(sp)

GUS: TWO OTHER SOLAR GODZILLAS CRASH TO EARTH.

Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego, or something like that, inapt.

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