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Cuban lies…

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Bernie Sanders is happy to defend Cuba’s record on everything because the literacy rate is so high, and that’s a good thing, as he said.   A Communist apologist spews out  these supposed  statistics.   I trust Goodrum as much as I trust the Cuban government,  which is to say not at all.   Since these are far from the first lies Bernie Sanders has been telling his entire life in one form or another,  I trust him no further than I could toss him on an average day.

I trust my two Cuban acquaintances far more,  and they say the only way unemployment is that low is if you include the black market economy,  which is what most Cubans operate under since no one wants to have a business big enough to alert the government goons who demand a chunk of the business and its proceeds.  They join me in hoping fervently that Bernie’s adoration of communism and its incestuous cousin socialism means he’ll lose Florida.  They both hope that whoever the Democratic presidential nominee is fails in a Reaganesque landslide.

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February 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Our socialist mistress…

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Are you aware that both Bernie Sanders and AOC claim to be Democratic Socialists?  If so,  thank you for paying attention to two of the most dangerous Congressional critters in existence.   If you have been watching and listening,  you don’t agree with her that the Democratic Party  is a  center-conservative party.

Here are  some things  Bernie believes.   Note that he doesn’t appear to grasp that the government itself depends on the monies it takes by force from individuals.   It has little ability to generate income.  Where do you imagine the federal government will get the money it needs for free college education for all?   Not a small point to ponder…

What’s the difference between socialism and democratic socialism?  That depends entirely on who answers the question.   It also requires a total willingness to lie, together with a lack of common sense and little knowledge.  Sanders and AOC certainly exemplify the adherents of one of the more poisonous isms.   Both like the plan because they believe they will be in charge and will therefore be unstoppable.   Large and in charge,  I think the saying goes.  Like Antifa, they are the opposite of what they claim to be.   They operate under very similar principles.

But I am indebted to AOC for warning the public just how far left she is and that she and her colleagues have no desire to help ordinary Americans.

UPDATE:  And AOC  proved it  at a rally yesterday, because if you have power, you will control money.



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January 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm


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In response to Bernie Sanders issuing a  ‘Family Persuasion Guide’ so  his supporters  can ruin their family Christmas dinners,  the Trump campaign has issued  a set of  tips on  “How to Win an Argument with Your Liberal Relatives”.   The President is trolling Bernie and all the other Democratic candidates and being both clever and amusing in the process.

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December 24, 2019 at 11:57 pm

Cranky Bernie…

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Why is the  owner of  this restaurant surprised that Sen. Bernie Sanders was cranky and rude?   Bernie is a Democratic Socialist,  and none of them think ordinary people are worth their time and attention,  or even ordinary civility.   I am sure Mr. Konstin will vote for another Democratic candidate,  but at least he won’t be offering any encouragement to the Vermont Senator.



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August 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Bernie is strident…

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…about climate change,  calling it  a “planetary crisis.”   But like another climate hypocrite,  Al Gore,  he likes  private jets  and uses them.   His campaign claims it purchased carbon offsets which in theory allows polluters to cancel out their emissions by funding projects aimed at reducing emissions.   It’s actually one of the schemes which made Gore a rich man in addition to being a failed presidential candidate and a man who really needs to lose weight.   And if you believe this malarkey,  I have some high ground on the Florida coast I’d be willing to sell you for a fine price….



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December 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Beating the Bern…

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I’m sorry,  but there is something very amusing about two groups of Bernie Sanders  supporters attacking  one another,  each believing they were attacking Trump supporters.

Jonah Goldberg wrote an entire book on the fascism of the so-called liberal movement  (Liberal Fascism 2008),  and this is a current example of the strong stench of totalitarianism which pervades those left of center these day.   I urge you to read the book if you want to understand the Sanders supporters and the rent-a-mobs the Left is setting on Trump supporters at nearly every venue.


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June 8, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Odor of upset…

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Hillary Clinton was expecting a coronation as she sailed easily to the presidency.   Democrats were happy to have socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders run as a Democrat because they calculated he would make Queen Hillary look moderate and reasonable,  despite the fact that she is neither.  The superdelegates she has locked up are unlikely to desert her unless she is indited and they are ordered to switch their allegiance,  so she will be the Democratic nominee.

But the latest polls show that she is in danger of  losing California  to her foil,  and that is causing Democratic heads to swell dangerously,  and show noticeable signs of incipient panic amongst the troops.  One should note that most Democrats do not care that their likely nominee is under federal investigation and stands a very real chance of being indited for a few of her many crimes.   They do not care that she endangered national security because she did not want anyone to be able to find out what she was doing.   It is telling that His Oneness is attacking Donald Trump in speeches  —  it’s not because he has any fondness for his former Secretary of State,  but because her legal jeopardy has the potential to damage his shiny little legacy.

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June 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Bernie’s plan in action…

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The socialist government of Venezuela  has followed  all the policy prescriptions Bernie Sanders touts,  and the government has forcefully carried out its central planning duties.   Between that and some natural disasters,  a country which used to have a thriving middle class,  a nation which should be rich in fact,  now lacks reliable electricity, potable water, and often toilet paper as well.

This is just one more modern example of how socialism actually works.,  or rather,  how it fails.    It sounds so attractive,  making other people pay for what you yourself want,  but as Dame Margaret Thatcher so memorably said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”   The only people who thrive under socialism are those in charge.   Hugo Chavez lived very well indeed while he was president of Venezuela,  as does his successor,  Nicolas Maduro. Ordinary citizens are at the mercy of criminal gangs as well as their incompetent government,  which is in danger of being unable to print sufficient currency.

Capitalism is a stern taskmaster,  and can be a cruel mistress,  but it remains the most efficient means of allocating labor and capital.   Those who provide people with the goods and services they desire deserve to be rewarded.   Governments which interfere with those transactions should be sent packing.    Venezuelans have finally realized this and voted accordingly,  but Maduro will undoubtedly have to be ousted with force.  Pity Venezuela,  but learn from it



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April 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

Old people yelling…

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I stole my  headline from  John Podhoretz because he summarized the debate brilliantly.   Andrew Malcolm also leads with  the volume  of the participants.

The BBC termed  it “angry”,  while the Daily Mail used  the adverb  to describe the debate.   Back on U.S. soil, the Washington Times spoke of the candidates  trading blows.

Indeed,  I watched it off and on while I was doing housework,  and it was notable only for the loudness of their voices,  how frequently Hillary and Bernie talked over and interrupted each other,  and the utter lack of policy discussion.   There were two brief exceptions:  Israel,  where Sanders showed himself to be the same reliable Israel-bashing  lefty he  has always been,  and Hillary pretended to be a  staunch defender  of the Jewish state.   The other was gun control,  where Bernie’s slight gun-favoring stance is based on economics rather than any support of the Second Amendment.

There was no substance,  no seriousness.   Just two old people yelling.




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April 15, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Hillary win?

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Hillary won six of  six coin tosses  to be declared the Iowa caucus winner by  a whopping  .02%.   Has she been  this lucky  since making a killing in the cattle futures market?   Will we see the rise of  truth flippers?   The odds of this good luck are 1 in 64,  which unsurprisingly has led  to claims  of fraud and the  alienation  of Bernie’s supporters.   Even the Des Moines Register is  calling for  an audit.,  and Mark Steyn agrees that the stench  isn’t from  ethanol.

The Clinton camp was so afraid she  wouldn’t win  that she came out and gave a sort of  victory speech,  and hurriedly  moved on  to New Hampshire.   Jonah Goldberg describes that the way of counting determines who  is declared  a winner.   Is it a coincidence that the Iowa Democratic leader who refuses to release the raw vote totals has a license plate reading  “HRC 2016”?   Is it also a coincidence that in one precinct a delegate  was shifted  from Bernie to Hillary?

UPDATE:  More  strange things  in Iowa…

UPDATE:  And  still more





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February 5, 2016 at 11:57 pm