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They ain’t woke…

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Maxine Waters,  the frighteningly ignorant Congresswoman from California  —  oh, wait — that’s California’s 43rd Congressional district.   She routinely makes an ass of herself on the floor of the House.  It’s confusing,  because she  is one  of at least five California representatives who does not live in the district she represents,  which has the second highest percentage of African-American residents in the state.  Where she actually resides is only 6% back residents.

I cannot fathom why she keeps getting re-elected by people who actually live in Inglewood, which is where the district is.   I also wonder how she can afford a 6,000-square foot,  multi-million dollar mansion after having spent the last 40 years working in government?  Her excuse is that her home used to be in District 43.

When she isn’t demanding Pres. Trump’s impeachment at the top of her lungs,  she is urging people to stay “woke”  and claiming how much millennials listen to her.  It may be that the shiny has worn off the relationship, as this well-publicized campaign event  shows only  a handful of attendees of any age.

 

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Written by timeforthorns

June 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Data-mining…

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Media is behaving as if Trump is the only one who benefited from it and it’s just awful.  But when His  Oneness did  it,  media hailed him as a genius.  Facebook may have been surprised that the Obama team was able to such up and employ so much information,  but made no effort to interfere because they were  Obama fans.  But when Facebook realized Cambridge Analytics was doing the same thing to benefit Trump,  it suddenly got religion.

Rest assured that had Cambridge been working for Hillary or Bernie,  Facebook would have chosen to remain agnostic.   But the data was being used to assist Trump,  and that was unacceptable, and thus  a scandal.   You may well ask what the scandal is  — there  is not  one, really, nor is there any sort of  existential crisis.   If you understand this,  you understand the staggering hypocrisy of the media giants.  They get to change the rules,  or simply ignore them,  as it suits them.  I use a friend’s Facebook account so I can keep track of all the cute baby pictures and such amongst my family and friends,  but Facebook knows nothing about me.  In fact,  I barely exist on social media platforms,  which suits me fine,  considering the frequency  and severity of their data breaches.

 

 

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March 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm

It would appear…

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…that the Democrats’ supposed unity is a sham.   A crowded House primary in the Houston area has revealed the  continuing war   in the party between progressives who backed Bernie Sanders and members of the establishment who spent so much blood and treasure trying to protect Hillary and ensure her ascension to the Oval Office.

The Blue Wave so confidently predicted by so many pundits for the mid-term elections may not materialize if this battle isn’t resolved.   I frankly don’t see an end in sight because the original cause has not gone away.  Why would it?  Part of the Democratic Party knows the DNC cheated like mad, and that Hillary doesn’t give a hoot about them.  The other part thinks the world would be fine if only Bernie Sanders’ socialist wet dreams were realized,  and like the good goons they are,  they are only too happy to blow things up — literally and figuratively  —  to get their way.

Yeah,   I am enjoying watching them claw each others’ eyes out….

 

 

 

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March 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm

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Nonconforming poll…

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…is a big downer for Democrats,  many of whom I can safely predict will go from loving polls to Suddenly claiming  this one  is biased,  poorly done,  ridiculous,  etc.   Remember the poll was taken before trump’s generally well-received State of the Union address.

The few donkeys retaining a touch of maturity will claim the Monmouth poll is an outlier created by statistical “noise.”    They will never admit that after a year of hysterical anti-trump and Anti-GOP  barrages,  not to mention denigrating Trump voters,  all assisted by big media,  they may be very nearly back to square one.   That would mean the advantage they believed they had,  one so large as to all but assure them of taking over the House and Senate,  has vanished.

I would add that the more intelligent amongst them would also have to ponder that the stupid, brain-damaged,  and demented old man in the Oval Office has outsmarted them all again.

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February 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

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Retention or not?

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Democrats and the media  —  but I repeat myself,  don’t I? —  are drooling all over themselves at the prospect of Democrats taking back the House of Representatives,  and perhaps the Senate as well.   I don’t know nearly as much about it all as Guy Short does,  but being a Southerner,  I can tell you that the election of Democrat Doug Jones as Senator from Alabama does not presdage a blue wave in a very red state.  Now that he has been seated,  Sen. Jones is about to have to vote instead of just talking.  If he votes as the mild moderate he ran as,  he’ll survive, but he’ll get zero support from the Democratic Party.  If he votes like the liberal he pretends not to be,  the voters will toss him out on his ear.   His major support came from black women,  by a considerable margin,  and even they may have a hard time supporting a member of the party which wants to take away the extra dollars in their paychecks.

I agree  with Short  that the Republican advantage in money provides real advantages for the 2018 candidates,  and I certainly can’t argue with his other conclusions.   It makes for interesting reading.

 

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January 13, 2018 at 3:57 pm

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California waking?

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Despite Gov. Moonbeam’s best efforts to stop it,  there is an  effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman,  one of the key players who allowed the tax  increase to pass without a single Republican vote.   Does this mean Californians are finally beginning to wake up,  or will they continue to re-elect the same politicians who have dedicated themselves to crushing personal freedoms and raising taxes for decades?

 

 

 

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January 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm

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Election results…

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I grasp why Democrats are claiming that their  election wins  in  Virginia and New Jersey are stupendous,  but really,  how amazing is it that Democrats would win in states which did not go for Trump in the last presidential election?  Ed Gillespie made  some mistakes  in his campaign,    but he is scarcely the boogeyman some have tried to make him out to be.

Trump’s coattails are very short,  but that is what I would expect from a man who has such a large personality.   Whether the election results actually qualify as  a backlash  is a subject for debate from my point of view.   I do agree that the results were a wake-up call.  Voters are reminding the Republican swamp denizens that they  expect results,  not more rhetoric  and whining and crawling under their desks.

UPDATE:  George Neumayr  sees things  pretty much from my side of the fence.

 

 

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November 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

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