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February 17, 2019

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henry

A preview of preprinted signs for the latest "no borders" paid protests.

https://twitter.com/TheChiIIum/status/1097489984859357184

Old Lurker

I liked the comment last night about how, should Barr attempt to triangulate with Trump this week over these coup tweets, Trump should do what he did not do to Sessions the day he recused: fire his ass.

And I do not think for one second that if Barr quits in a huff that it will hurt Trump one bit, it would just confirm he was the wrong person for this POTUS in the first place.

Jack is Back!

A month of multiculturism in Germany, January 2019.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13726/multiculturalism-germany-january

Remember how just the other day, Stasi the Merkel was lecturing us on this very subject of multiculturism?

pagar

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-chris-wallace-repeatedly-nails-stephen-miller-on-national-emergency-answer-my-question/?utm_source=mostpopular

Chris Wallace is a idiot, IMO. The only true National Emergency in the USA is the border crisis,IMO.

How can one claim "April 12, 2010 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia, continued in 2018;" is a National Emergency for the USA and the infiltration of terrorists across our Southern border is not? Chris Wallace is totally unqualified to be on local news, let along on national news, IMO.

Old Lurker

Chris Wallace is a USEFUL idiot OF THE LEFT.

Better Pagar?

henry

Maybe the college kids will be too stoned to vote in 2020.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

PAYBACK for the pot referendum voters: Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose legalizing marijuana in his plan for the next state budget

https://www.tmj4.com/wisconsin-gov-tony-evers-will-propose-decriminalizing-marijuana-in-his-plan-for-the-next-state-budget

henry

the most dangerous cities in America. Chicago is #24. By comparison Milwaukee is #8. (nice convention choice by the Dems).

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/the-most-dangerous-cities-in-america/4/

Old Lurker

Legalized pot...

As the grandfather of three, and the father of a medical doctor and a PhD Neuroscientist, I wonder why any thinking adult is willing to ignore the emerging science about the long term effects of pot smoked as teenagers on, particularly, boys when they hit their 30's. Wouldn't it be wise to worry about that as much as what is becoming known about repetitive blows to the heads of youngsters? Just in case...

henry

OL, the left is all about dependency. Pot increases it.

Old Lurker

Good point, Henry. Very good point.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140702/South-Korea-customs-officials-thousands-pills-filled-powdered-human-baby-flesh.html

Well, this is horrifying.

Captain Hate

Chris Wallace is totally unqualified to be on local news, let along on national news, IMO.

He was the #1 reason I stopped watching Rupert's Sunday Newsertainment show.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-accuses-rosenstein-mccabe-of-pursuing-illegal-and-treasonous-plot-against-presidency

sbwaters

The Kimberley

Stayed there once. Quite nice.

Old Lurker

Me too, Cap'n.

Canary in the coal mine for me, years before it became obvious that Fox was, well just another fox, in the media henhouse.

Narciso79

No he is complicit, however he has shared abrain with andrea Mitchell, so embrace the word and.

MissMarple2

https://www.sebgorka.com/the-never-ending-list-of-crazy-democratic-presidential-candidates/

This is a pretty good rundown on the backgrounds of some of the more prominent. For example, I didn't know Warren had spent quite a few years as a Republican.

jimmyk

when you've lost Sharpton (how is that possible here?)

Jussie stole Rev. Al's game plan.

Neo

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a 2020 candidate for president, on Sunday endorsed the idea of President Trump's team invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office if the circumstances call for it.

"My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment," Warren said during a press conference following a campaign rally in Las Vegas. "Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. It is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States."

Would a psychosis that had you believing you were Native-American be a reason to use the 25th ?

jimmyk

oops.

Extraneus

I do not think for one second that if Barr quits in a huff that it will hurt Trump one bit

Depends on what he'd accuse Trump of on the way out.

I have high hopes for Barr, and I still think the whining tweets are counterproductive. If Barr is the right man for the job, he should be allowed to quietly strike fear into the hearts of the Obama/Hillary cabal as he slits their throats one by one.

With Barr finally in place, Trump's twitter bloviating doesn't achieve anything useful, imo, and may in fact provide defense attorneys with justification to claim that he unfairly tainted the jury pool. I can easily imagine a judge accepting that argument, for example in McCabe's case.

hrtshpdbox

So Kamala and Cory needed an example of lynching to help push through their anti-lynching law. And they knew this actor who could stage one for them...

https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/2/14/senate-passes-anti-lynching-bill-wake-jussie-smollett-interview

MissMarple2

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2019/02/looking-at-the-scandals-a-church-historians-perspective.html

Jack is Back!

That Mediaite story of the Miller interview with Wallace is totally misleading and BS. Miller handled himself better than Wallace did. He was fortright,factual and deliberate. Wallace was a fighting pillow.

Captain Hate

Yet McCabe said in the interview, "Rod raised the [25th Amendment] issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other Cabinet officials might support such an effort.” He added that he believed Rosenstein was "counting votes or possible votes" to remove Trump from office.

This is all transparent ass covering by McCabe. Rosenstein would have no greater insight into how many votes there would be than any of us here. Of course it never occurred to a brainless tool like Pelley to question one fucking bit of this in his fawning fellatio fest.

RG still won't admit how wrong he was by insisting that Sessions was this really great guy who was another key part of the structure DJT put in place. There's nothing wrong with admitting fallibility about what was glorified guesswork about someone; in fact refusing to adjust to subsequent events looks a lot worse.

hrtshpdbox

Barr: Mr. President, it may make things harder for me to achieve results if you're always tweeting about cases.

Trump: You're a pro, Bill, you can handle it.

Barr: Yes, Mr. President.

Extraneus

Police Want to Re-Interview Jussie Smollett as Reports Say ‘Empire’ Star Staged Attack

hrtshpdbox

Seen by Mrs. Hrt on some site somewhere:

Is lynching another job Americans won't do? Jussie had to bring in some Nigerians...

Captain Hate

I didn't believe a word of that article, JiB.

Old Lurker

Ext, problem is we do not have two more years to waste on Barr like Trump wasted on Sessions. Plus there was/is real concern among some of us about Barr's lifetime inside the beltway and deep friendships with so many of the deep state players.

So put up or get out ASAP, far as I am concerned.

henry

re MAGA hats & violence, it all goes one way:

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
7m

Man Arrested in Kentucky After Pulling Gun on a Couple Over Their MAGA Hats

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/man-arrested-in-kentucky-after-pulling-gun-on-a-couple-over-their-maga-hats/

Extraneus

UC Berkeley Prof Compares White Women Who Support Trump to Slave Owners

History professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, whose research “focuses primarily upon gender and American slavery,” told the Boston Globe’s Renée Graham “a small majority, but nevertheless an important majority of white women embraced Trump and what he stands for – embracing, ultimately, white supremacy.”

Jones-Rogers says there are “modern parallels with women who support Trump” and the roles of white women during slavery.

“What begins in the colonial period is the emergence of a racially divided social order where whiteness has a value that being a woman just does not have,” the professor said. “I see time and time again in my research that when white women are given a choice, they overwhelmingly choose to be empowered by whiteness, and to embrace white supremacy.”

Jones-Rogers’ “compelling” new book is titled “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South.”

Extraneus

New York Principal Replaced After Claiming School District Has ‘MAGA Hat-Wearing Culture’

A New York principal who went on multiple rants about culture in her school district, including one in which she said she was “fighting against an intrenched [sic]” MAGA hat-wearing culture,” was replaced.

Emily Wemmer was the principal at Sandy Creek High School before her removal.

...

“This is a VERY traditional, conservative district,” Wemmer wrote in one post, reported the Watertown Daily Times. “I have learned myself that men feel totally entitled to manhandle women whenever. Girls are also expected to be passive. If I don’t teach my girls anything else I hope that it is that they can live independently and choose if they want to be in a relationship or not. The mama bear comes out in me when I hear reports of abuse like I heard today.”

In another post, she said that girls “have the right to walk bare [expletive] naked down the street and not be assaulted. They need to know that.”

In a third post, she claimed that the fathers of some students and some male students themselves “will often try to intimidate me physically.

MAGA stands for “Make America Great Again” and was the campaign slogan for President Donald Trump when he was running for president. The slogan is based on bringing manufacturing jobs back to America, among other things.

Wemmer later posted a statement on the school district’s website, apologizing and saying that people misinterpreted her comments.

“I allowed my personal political beliefs to overshadow that message, which ultimately is that I care deeply for the welfare and success of Sandy Creek students,” she wrote.

She said her posts were private but someone hacked into her account and made them public.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailywire.com/news/43579/ilhan-omars-district-terrorist-recruitment-capital-ryan-saavedra

I would really like to know how and why the Somalis were all directed to that area. Common sense, given the area they came from, would have directed them to settle in the South or Southwest.

Neo

AURORA, Ill. -- An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.

Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi involving the stabbing of an ex-girlfriend. But it prompted only a letter stating his gun permit had been revoked and ordering him to turn over his firearm to police - raising questions about the state's enforcement to ensure those who lose their permits also turn over their weapons.

With all the efficiency of the DMV

pagar

Dumber than Chris Wallace?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218721869901843&set=a.1326738612505&type=3&theater

"Never said any thing dumber than Pelosi"?

Extraneus

So put up or get out ASAP, far as I am concerned.

I agree, but let's find out before kneecapping the guy.

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/02/18/its-time-for-america-to-break-up-with-liberals-n2541622

MissMarple2

Ugh. It's snowing again.

I am SO ready for spring!

clarice

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup/
VDH on the attempted coup and the court journalists.

Narciso79

Yes that groundhog needs to be interrogated.

Rocco

I just can't resist!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1097469642048716801

Old Lurker

MM "I would really like to know how and why the Somalis were all directed to that area."

I think Obama and Holder had a long term vision in mind on all those resettlements.

Jack is Back!

I am going OT here with a "lost phone" story that has devoured over 4 hours of my time both online, and on the phone.

On 1/26 Frederick, and his wrestling team headed up to Salisbury school on their bus for matches against Salisbury and Marvelwood. His iPhone died on the bus. When he back on the bus after the matches he couldn't find it. He asked me to call the Salisbury school to see if he may have left it the locker room. So, I did, and the school said no one had turned it in.

We tried to ping it but since it was out power we couldn't find it. I called AT&T to see if they had technology to locate a lost iPhone without power. No they didn't. So, I filed a claim with Asurion, and they sent me a replacement phone for $200+. 2 days after receiving the new phone, they found his lost phone on the bus he took to Salisbury. So, I call both AT&T and Asurion to report it was found, and I sent the replacement phone back.

That should be the end of the story, right? Not so fast.......

He was able to use his found phone for over 10 days until all of a sudden, out of the blue, without any warning, on February 15, Asurion initiated a "block or black list" on his phone. So, I then for 3 straight days spent over 4 hours with AT&T and Asurion to get the suspension lifted.

Finally, today, I called again, and a sweet young lady in Austin, Texas, was able to finally lift the blockage and reactivate his phone for me.

The lesson here is never lose your phone, and if you do make sure you have the time and patience to deal with a bureaucracy that replicates the TSA/IRS/Post Office.

Old Lurker

Agree with that, Ext.

MissMarple2

Youtube is Facilitating the Sexual Exploitation of Children

And it's Being Monetized (2019) https://t.co/JqilUQ0s0r

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 18, 2019

Link goes to a video by the guy who found this. I am not smart enough to know if this is bogus or not, but I felt it was newsworthy enough to post it here. The guy seems pretty legit from his attitude, but as we know there are people who are actors in waiting.

Old Lurker

JiB: "The lesson here is never lose your phone..."

Which is why mine lives in my glove compartment turned off, buried under all the books and papers in there.

As to losing my other phones, that is hard to do since I just follow the cords.

jimmyk

I've lost my phone in my apartment twice in the last few days. Had to use "Find my iPhone" and have it make the phone beep so I could locate it. Creeping senescence?

Jack is Back!

MM,

Same reason, the little town in Florida to the west of us, has a huge population of Portuguese-American's re-settled from Rhode Island. It started with one guy, from their circle, who was a real estate investor. Started buying property here, building affordable homes, publicizing the area, the weather,etc. They started coming down in singles, then in 10's, and eventually in the thousands.

He has the biggest home on one of the canals, a huge rec facility that he uses for parties. He also built their community club which is almost right next door to his place.

So, it wouldn't surprise me that some Somali war-lord was resettled in Minneapolis, and his followers followed.

Buckeye

I would really like to know how and why the Somalis were all directed to that area. Common sense, given the area they came from, would have directed them to settle in the South or Southwest.

They weren't all directed to that area. Columbus Somali population second only to Minneapolis.

To their credit, they are much more pleasant than the Arab Muslim population in Columbus.

D

Clarice:
How cool is it to be able to watch your granddaughter in real time at a volleyball game in Hawaii?
Agree wholeheartedly with Pagar and JamesD:
Get that Wall built and screw all the other distractions.
Lots of whining about the media and expressions of “I hate the media”
Doesn’t move the needle or change anything.
Evers and his goofy agenda is the result of not enough push to re-elect Walker.
We cannot let DRMs win state races at any level.
Virginia is another example of this.
Without prosecution and arrest of Brennan( he gets to be on a panel with Nikki and Condi even though he is s known Communist traitor.
Comey and McCabe get book deals and cushy interviews on CBS to further their propaganda and muddy up the truth about their coup and illegal spying on the Trump campaign and his presidency.
We must charge and arrest these people before their promoted victimhood takes hold.
We can’t lose Independents believing the garbage they are pedaling.
Attention TomR:
President Trump has officially thrown Rosenstein under the bus today in his tweet today!
Comments?

Buckeye

As to losing my other phones, that is hard to do since I just follow the cords.

OL wins the "bah humbug" award for the day.

Next he'll be de-commissioning the cell tower on The Ledge:)

Jack is Back!

MM,

Looks like it was a purposeful resettlement led by US agencies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Somalis_in_Minneapolis%E2%80%93Saint_Paul

D

Buckeye:
I agree.
A teacher I met at a counselor meeting asked”Why do they always lie about everything?”

hrtshpdbox

I don't think it would be surprising at all for Trump to take the stance that Rod was blind but now can see.

Jack is Back!

Buckeye,

You know the glove compartment in a Bentley can carry a lot of books, manuals, and phones.

Narciso79

So schiffless bought the smollett.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/ocasio-cortez-delivers-inaugural-address-right-to-migrate-not-negotiable/?__twitter_impression=true

I am very grateful this gal is too young to run for president. I have no doubt she would do so if she could.

She is going to be sought out for an endorsement by every dem candidate unless she is caught up in a scandal before next year.

Jane

"So, it wouldn't surprise me that some Somali war-lord was resettled in Minneapolis, and his followers followed."

Not according to an article I read last week. It was a purposeful decision by Obama, to relocate them together , supposedly for them to unite and do precisely what they are doing. Can't remember where I read it.

Old Lurker

Hey! "OL wins the "bah humbug" award for the day"

I thought you guys retired that award in my honor!

MissMarple2

Jack,

Thanks for finding that link to Wikipedia on the Somalis. I should have thought to do that myself, but since I slept late I am still drinking coffee and trying to get moving.

Thanks again!

pagar

"We cannot let DRMs win state races at any level."

Agree completely except that we can't let them win anything. Even if it is just dogcatcher, they then continue to spread their hate all the way up the line.

henry

Another reason Trump may be keeping RR around (linked for quote source):

It's not too often that Sun Tzu, the brilliant Chinese military strategist and Al Pacino of “The Godfather” give the same wise business advice: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. In other words, follow not only what your business partners are doing, but what your competitors are involved in as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aileron/2012/12/27/keeping-your-enemies-closer/#5cda4e105727

Buckeye

A teacher I met at a counselor meeting asked”Why do they always lie about everything?”

Same reason the muzzies working behind the counter are short change artists. Cultural.

I stopped at a McDonald's couple weeks ago in the fringes of one of the muzzie 'hoods. Bought a coffee that was $1.79. Handed the muzzie "manager" $2.00 and received no change.

When I called him out on it, he gave me a look like he'd be happy to kill me over $.21.

Where are the Knights Templar when you need them?

Old Lurker

Jack, I do admit, but not to her, that my wife is much much more in touch with my daughters and grandchildren than I am because of Texting and Face Timing on their iDevices.

And to the younguns, it is just a fact of life. Last night my wife was facetiming with YL and one of the two year old twins bopped into the room where YL was, glanced at the screen of her phone and said, literally, "Oh! Hi Gran Gram..." the bopped back on her merry way.

James D.

To their credit, they are much more pleasant than the Arab Muslim population in Columbus.

Considering the MN Somalis gave us Rep Omar and Officer Noor, that’s kind of horrifying.

pagar

"President Trump has officially thrown Rosenstein under the bus today in his tweet today!"

Outstanding! Best news of the day.

May God bless and protect President Trump!

Rocco

Buckeye, my oldest roomed with your new coach's kid brother at Saint A's in Manchester.

https://scarletandgame.com/2019/02/08/ohio-state-football-ryan-days-first-month-progress-report/

clarice

http://www.michellesmirror.com/2019/02/save-whales-or-whatever.html#.XGrQnS3Mwvp
MOVE ON HAS NOT.

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/warren-use-25th-amendment-trump/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter

Has President Trump pretended to be a Native American? No?

Then Warren should keep her mouth shut.

clarice

SMOLLETT CERTAINLY IS CONNECTED:https://canadafreepress.com/article/jussie-smolletts-sisters-worked-for-barack-obama

pagar

From JiB's link.
"In August 2018, Ilhan Omar won the Democratic primary for Minnesota's 5th congressional district. In November 2018, she got elected to the US House of Representatives, becoming the first refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress."

IMO, there is no way a Muslim can take the Oath of Office of a US lawmaker and mean it. Why are we allowing it?

Extraneus

Circling the wagons.

Left-wing journalist 'couldn't find' one 'reputable' media outlet that reported initial Smollett 'MAGA' claims. Oh, really?

Vox Media's Liz Plank on Sunday told CNN's Brian Stelter that no "reputable" media outlets reported initial claims by TMZ that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's alleged attackers yelled "MAGA country" — a reference to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

"I remember reading about this story and looking for a real, reputable media outlet reporting on that, and I could not find one, right?" she told Stelter. "The people who were repeating that quote were not news outlets, were not media outlets. It was repeated by ... people who maybe had good intentions on wanting to spread the story and had empathy for what they thought was, you know, a real story. But we can't confuse celebrity tweets with the media and the press."

Fisking ensues at the link.

D

JamesD
These women are so extreme that I truly believe in 2020 they will be deep-sized.
Minnesota needs to wake up and get with the program.
Henry I don’t believe Milwaukee is worse than Chicago.
Am I wrong?

Buckeye

OL, just the difference in one generation is huge.

I have to admit that even as a Computer Science major, Jr. is far more tech savvy than I am.

Course if it ever comes down to writing machine code for a PDP-11, I'll clean his clock:)

henry

maryrose, per the stats shown you are wrong.

MissMarple2

Carmel is the rich suburb on the north side of Indianapolis. This assessment is pretty much true:


Caroline Hoy
‏ @AhoyCaroline
22h22 hours ago

Carmel Parenting:
Step 1: Pay for everything, remove all obstacles. Don’t even have kids work summer jobs when they have literally nothing else to do.
Step 2: Continue for +20yrs.
Step 3: Wring hands at child’s unchecked anxiety and inability to cope.

Neo

"When you look at what happens in New York City and New York state, we're losing people like crazy," she [GOP strategist Susan Del Percio] added. "We are going to lose our influence in Washington during the next redistricting because we'll lose one to two congressional seats. Now we're telling business don't come here."

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/430159-Morning-Joe-panelist-rips-ocasio-cortezs-amazon-response

D

Should be deep/ sixed.
By the way , for blog amnesiacs:
President Bush was the-elected with over 50 percent of the vote, something Clinton could not do, and he did it without tweeting.
Currently I give the adminisyration’s communications shop between a C- and a Dplus.
They really need to get the good news out there.
Also, The paid leave act needs more publicity as does the effective capture of illegals and the success of defeating ISIS.
Tweet about Kerry violating the Logan Act every day.
Mention that the review is on earnestly for ILLEGAL activity at the Clinton Foundation.
Go On Offense.
Stop cowering in a corner.
Arrest some people for crimes sake!

sbwaters

Ext, Liz Plank speaketh the truth. no "reputable" media reported the MAGA claim.

sbwaters

writing machine code for a PDP-11

Me, too.

Buckeye

MM, the suburb we lived in as the kids grew up is much like Carmel.

My neighbors thought it very strange Jr. worked bagging groceries and Buckeyette worked scooping ice cream while in high school.

Wasn't about the money, was about learning not to be a snowflake.

hrtshpdbox

Pagar, I knew a family of nine Muslims who sought political asylum to the United States because of oppression in Pakistan; there are (according to them) 53 sects of Islam in Pakistan, and this family's sect apparently suffers all sorts of harassment from the biggest groups (Shia, whatever). They escaped Pakistan and lived in Sri Lanka for two years waiting for asylum. Now, they live here in Pennsylvania; I've met four members of the family, each one of whom is either employed or going to school. The four I've met are extremely intelligent and hard-working, they don't hate America (they love it), and they don't hate Jews - it seems that it's only people from India that they look sideways at. I wouldn't have any problem with one of them in government. I don't think it's her religion that is Omar's problem.

D

Henry:
How did this happen?
15 years ago I don’t think it was true.
I am sorry to hear it.
s/b re-elected in previous post.

D

No one should be allowed to run for political office of any kind unless they have lived here for 25 years and they can’t marry their brother to gain asylum.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/02/18/like-omg-aocs-video-comparing-border-wall-to-berlin-wall-claiming-shes-being-spied-on-is-off-the-charts-nutty-watch/

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

I lived in the southside "wannabe Carmel" area before I moved.

My son started out mowing lawns and graduated to lifeguarding and then working at a small retail chain. Daughter started out babysitting and then went to lifeguarding, then a retail store.

One of the reasons I encouraged this was for them to learn the value of money. Both enjoyed having their own money. It also taught them promptness and responsibility, as well as working with the public.

I think parents make a big mistake in not encouraging part-time jobs, at least in the summers.

Extraneus

no "reputable" media reported the MAGA claim.

Good point.

MissMarple2

"A liberal's paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment free comprehensive healthcare free education free food free housing free clothing free utilities and only law enforcement has guns Believe it or not such a place already exists Its called prison."

-------Sheriff Joe Arpaio

MissMarple2


Elizabeth Warren
‏Verified account @ewarren

Back when I was a kid, a minimum-wage job could support a family of three. Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty. Our movement is about making real, fundamental change to fix this.

===============================

She is just a little bit younger than I am. When I was a junior in high school I worked for Woolworth's at the shopping center on our side of town. I distinctly remember I started at $1.20 an hour and got a raise to $1.30 after 6 months.

There is no way in hell that type of wage, even full-time at 40 hours per week, would have supported a family of 3. That would have been $62 per week, before taxes were deducted.

She is just spouting BS in the hopes that most of her voters are either young or stupid.

pagar

hrtshpdbox, IMO, there are people who come here of that religion that could take the oath of Office and mean it. I'm glad you have met some. I just don't think she is one of them.

MissMarple2

Here's where she got that statistic:

https://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/politifact-majority-of-minimum-wage-earners-in-1968-could-support-family/2171338

Extraneus

Paul Craig Roberts Explores A 'Disunited America'

Prior to the Democrats becoming the anti-American political party of Identity Politics, whites, blacks, and Puerto Ricans could laugh at themselves and at one another. Dean Martin turned a roast, in which good humored fun is poked at a prominent person, into mass entertainment. That blacks were equal opportunity targets was testimony to the success of black entertainers and athletes. In the humorless world of today, these roasts would be considered “hurtful,” “offensive,” and “hate crimes.”

Americans had to be trained to this new mentality. It was done in order to break us apart as a people, and it has succeeded. Recently, in response to overwrought reactions to youthful blackface experiences of current Virginia Democratic politicians, I posted a Dean Martin roast of Sammy Davis Jr. and asked if Davis was a self-hating black for permitting himself to be ridiculed on stage before a large audience.

The younger generation has been programmed to see Sammy Davis’ roast as a ‘step-and-fetch-it” black being ridiculed for white entertainment. That many of those roasting Sammy Davis were themselves black and Sammy Davis was a very successful multi-millionaire entertainer does not affect the modern perception of the event. I wonder if they see Ronald Reagan as a self-hating white:

Muhammad Ali, a justifiably proud American, was pleased to be an honored roastee and gave as good as he received. Everyone knew it was all in fun. No one in his right mind would really insult the heavyweight champion of the world while standing next to him.

The race and gender hatreds instilled by identity Politics have not only produced a humorless country but also a disunited country. Unity has been destroyed by the Democratic Party’s Identity Politics, and the absence of unity precludes any restoration of American greatness by President Trump.

Identity Politics gives us not only fake news but also fake history. Histories have been made up in order to instill a victim consciousness in women and blacks, the better to teach gender and racial hatreds. The hopes of the civil rights movement for an integrated and unified country are being defeated. Once unity is shattered, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put unity back together again. American society is headed for a split as serious as the Shiite and Sunni.

Videos at the link.

peter

That Warren quote raised my eyebrows as well. When I was in high school, minimum wage in New York was $1.50 an hour and then went up to $1.65. That was $3,432 a year if you didn't take vacation. That was not enough to support a family in New York in 1970. The average income for a family was closer to three times that.

The Infamous Ignatz

DNC Chair Perez: 'Absolutely' You Can Be a Democratic Socialist and Capitalist.
IngSoc lives; Ministry of Truth can't be far behind.

Tom R

Anyone else besides me think Trump’s tweet that Rocco linked at 10:00 was 100% kabuki?

Like everyone here Trump knows McCabe is a known liar. Why then if Trump knows McCabe is a liar would he believe McCabe’s account of Rosenstein’s alleged membership in the coup attempt? Besides, Trump has known about McCabe’s accusations against McCabe for a couple of months now and he didn’t fire Rosenstein.

Sorry Rocco but this is classic misdirection/deception IMO.

BTW today is first day of high school baseball so I likely will be out of the loop for most of the day.

Happy Presidents Day to everyone.

Porchlight

Somali resettlement started thirty years ago or more. It was already happening in Minneapolis (in much tinier numbers) when I arrived on campus as a freshman in the fall of 1987.

MN was chosen because of its generous welfare benefits for immigrants. The Lutheran church got the Somali concession. On it went, again not in huge numbers, until Obama ramped it up bigtime.

Porchlight

The Catholics have the Somali concession in Maine. Not sure about Columbus.

MissMarple2

This probably was posted this morning while I was sleeping in, but if not, here's Victor Davis Hanson outlining what we have been through so far:

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup/#.XGrHljsLtuM.twitter

Jack is Back!

You beat me to it, peter.

Making $1.65/hour in greater NYC area is a lot different than making $1.65 in Indianapolis, or New Orleans, or Omaha due to cost of living. EPI needs to balance out those difference since Warren's fact is misleading.

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