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“Kasich or Cruz? Cruz or Kasich?”

ABC News reports on a breakthrough in the GOP diversity drive:

“Thousands of Puerto Rico Inmates Vote in Republican Primary”

Thousands of inmates lined up in prisons across Puerto Rico on Friday to cast early ballots in the U.S. territory’s Republican primary, some saying they hoped the elections can help lift the island out of an economic crisis.

At least 6,500 of the island’s 11,500 prisoners are registered to vote, and government officials said this year’s turnout was strong. Even prisoners not registered are allowed to participate in the open primaries, which are held two days ahead of the vote for the general population.

Unfortunately, exit poll data won’t be available for five-to-ten.

Everybody knows we need to make America more like Latin America: just ask any Republican operative poolside at the Coral Gables Biltmore.


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  1. oh my

    >Hillary Clinton: Another Enemy of Israel<

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  2. El Chapo entered US twice while on the run after prison break, daughter claims

    Mean while the powers that be are keeping us safe from anyone named Syed Adam Ahmed.

    Canadian six-year-old still on no-fly list despite government’s promise to help

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  3. The caption under the photo is the icing on the cake.

    Meanwhile, here’s something that Trump needs to be hitting hard:

    Trade tensions between India and the United States intensified on Friday as New Delhi filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over steep fee increases for U.S. non-immigrant temporary work visas.

    The WTO said in a statement that India has disputed the doubling of the fees for H-1B and L-1 work visas and limits on their numbers. The visas are typically used by thousands of Indian nationals hired by information technology services firms operating in the United States. . . .

    In its filing, India said the new U.S. visa measures seemed inconsistent with the WTO commitments the United States had made, because the moves treat Indian IT workers in the United States less favorably than their American counterparts.

    Global trade rules need to be renegotiated on this point of governments needing to treat foreign workers as the equal of their own. Is that really what American citizens want from their society or does society exist to serve the interests of global capital? No other candidate, Democrat or Republican, will touch this. It’s his for the taking.

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    Why doesn’t the USA just give Puerto Rico its independence? This article is just one more reason for it. I have never seen what the benefit is to keeping an impoverished, Spanish-speaking island hundreds of miles from America. The USA has also gotten stuck absorbing millions of P.R’s excess population. America didn’t even manage to switch it over to English. If it ever becomes a state it could be the Trojan horse for bilingualism in the USA. As a Canadian, I can tell you that is the last thing in the world you want to have.

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  5. Hey as long as education or income don’t have an effect, I don’t see why commiting crimes should. You either believe there are abilitites you want voters to have and that their life is an reflection of, or you don’t.

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  6. I have a suspicion that these fellas aren’t gonna like Trump. Just sayin’.

    Here I thought felons couldn’t vote. Not to mention that only registered Republicans are supposed to vote in Republican primaries.

    Don’t these guys have something better to do? Prison wine? Fit a smartphone up their rear? Shank some hijo de puta?

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  7. Since the US became a welfare state, the independence movement has faded into a minority opinion. Back when separatists were shooting up Congress and trying to assassinate Truman there weren’t many goodies to be skimmed off from Uncle Sam. Now, Puerto Rico would need to be forcibly cut loose because an independence referendum would never pass. Nobody wants to be booted off the gravy train or lose on-demand access to the US mainland.

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  8. It’s totally absurd that Puerto Rico is allowed to play a role in the Republican (and Democratic) presidential nominating process since Puerto Ricans play no role in Presidential elections. PR gets 23 delegates. Since Trump is unlikely to get any delegates from PR, it is ironic that PR may play a role in denying Trump the nomination. If you were to subtract the 23 PR delegates from the total, Trump would only have to get 1225 delegates, rather than 1237, to secure the nomination. It will be interesting to see how many delegates Trump gets by the time of the Convention. BTW there are other territories which don’t vote in Presidential elections yet get delegates to choose the party nominees. They should also be denied participation in the nomination process.

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  9. OT, but Saturday is St Piran’s Day.

    Enjoy a Cornish pasty and a peninsular anthem:

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  10. Nobody wants to be booted off the gravy train or lose on-demand access to the US mainland.

    “On demand” is an ironic and loaded phrase. Puerto Rico was the abortion capital for well-to-do American girls in the 1960s. The difference wasn’t in the laws, but in the level of enforcement.

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  11. Shouldn’t the Indians themselves be against this? Where’s are India’s nationalists on this one? I would have thought the Indians needed tech savvy workers for their own ambitious infrastructure targets.

    No country has ever gotten rich through remittance money. The only way to go from poor to rich is by producing useful products and developing a strong domestic infrastucture. The remittance road to prosperity story is yet another lie being peddled by the ultra-liberals.

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  12. India has people to spare.

  13. Might be embarrassing for some folks here if they vote for likely the only candidate they’ve heard of (I’m assuming they’ve gotten TV to watch for the last few years).

    And the wall he wants can’t block can’t stop them from moving to any State.

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  14. If you think like a capitalist, the absurd thing is that Americans demand better treatment than indians when the latter is willing to do the same work for less.

    To a non-nationalist migrant, the idea that you should particularly care about people that you share absolutely nothing with except that you happened to be born kind of close to them is also not a given. If you need visible ethnic breakdown to visualize it fully, think of South African whites migrating out. Co-nationals just don’t mean that much.

    The nationalists here love to say “that is what separate nations are for.” To the elite of many nations, a separate nation might be a improvement but that is not easy to do. (look at south asian chinese expats consider singapore heaven) Failing that, walled compounds or migration to places that shares more of their values is better.

    From a economics point of view, network effects counts for quite a lot and productivity is raised if you just gather enough smart people at one point. It is better to be in disadvantaged in a productive spot than be the most talented person surrounded by envious retards. National IQ have stronger correlation with income than the personal one.

    If you view your in-group as a class as opposed to a nation and care about their interests, you get different answer for the immigration question.

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  15. As well as a flight from white, there is a flight from English. Cornish nationalism is one of its stranger manifestations. The last native speaker of Cornish died in 1777 and most of the activists and language revivalists aren’t actually Cornish.

    People who are minimally Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Manx or Cornish claim the identity because it’s way cooler than being English.

    Having said that, Cornwall does feel slightly different from the rest of the UK and many of the locals have distinctive surnames. A good pasty is also the most delicious thing you will ever eat. A bad one is just revolting.

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  16. The documentary “Cartel Land” is on Netflix. Amazing film, it’s as good as drama as it is as reportage. Anyway, anyone who wonders why we need a wall, a big one, right now, should watch that movie.

  17. People who are minimally Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Manx or Cornish claim the identity because it’s way cooler than being English.

    Tom Jones’s father was born a Woodward in England, but the family moved to Wales in his childhood. Jones says his dad was adamant about being called a Welshman.

    Jones’s mother was an actual Welsh Jones, but his manager Gordon Mills (who also renamed Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan) may have taken the name from the novel.

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    Tom Jones looks more Welsh than English.

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  19. “Hey as long as education or income don’t have an effect, I don’t see why commiting crimes should. You either believe there are abilitites you want voters to have and that their life is an reflection of, or you don’t.”

    I agree with this.

    There are two basic approaches to voting. One is that voting is a job, and we want informed and conscientious voters, which I think is the approach most people take naturally without thinking much about it. In that case some people aren’t qualified to vote and you should spend time determining what the qualifications are.

    The other approach was taken by Aristotle, who argued that if the government could cause you harm, such as through taxation, conscription, or imprisonment, then you should have a say in what the government does. Incidentally, Aristotle was not considered to be as much of a small “d” democrat as most Greeks because he favored keeping the older aristocratic and monarchical elements in the government. But he wanted the democratic portion to be really democratic.

    I agree with Aristotle’s approach, and its hard from that line of reasoning to deny the franchise even to prisoners currently serving their sentence, because they are under the control of government more than most. And actually polling places in prisons and even lunatic asylums is not unheard of outside the US.

    With the “voting is a job” approach, then you can get from their to disenfrachising prisoners and even convicted felons not in prison, but there is a problem in that it doesn’t stop there. Do you take the vote away from a high IQ felon and give it to a low IQ non-felon? Or do you deny it to both? Which level of IQ/ income/ problems with the law exactly do you draw the line? Does the nature of the crime itself matter? What if the law that had been broken was pretty much bs?

    So I don’t think a criminal conviction should result in removal from the voter rolls, but I disagree with polling places in prisons or giving prisoners absentee ballots. But on paper you should be able to vote as long as you keep your citizenship.

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  20. Tom Jones looks more Welsh than English.

    He’s 50-50. So something else– facial expression?– puts him over the top.

  21. Why doesn’t the USA just give Puerto Rico its independence?

    It might just be worth cancelling their debts if they agree to leave.

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  22. According to Wikipedia, the parties have elected to give U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico primary voting rights. They do not have voting rights in other federal elections.

    Although the Republican Party and Democratic Party chapters in Puerto Rico have selected voting delegates to the national nominating conventions participating on U.S. Presidential Primaries or Caucuses, U.S. citizens not residing in one of the 50 States or in the District of Columbia may not vote in Federal elections.

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  23. Next they’ll give the guys in Gitmo the vote — because, you know, if the party doesn’t let them vote, the incoming Muslim hordes won’t vote Republican.

  24. I assume everyone has seen this from 2013…

  25. OT: Trump skips CPAC. Establishment conservatives, who hate Trump anyway, say this is inexcusable………………..reprehensible……………inconceivable.

  26. The GOP primary process in general is really really stupid. The Northern Marianas Islands, population 50,000, get 9 delegates, one per 5,500 people. California, population 39 million, gets 172, one per 227,000. Though the chamorros of NMI don’t actually get to vote for president, their say in the GOP primary is 41 times larger than mine.

    And the “3 delegate per house district” rule in some states means the roughly 1,000 regular GOP primary voters in a black or hispanic house districts get the same say as the 100,000 regular GOP primary voters in conservative exurban house districts.

    You can be quite sure that these rotten boroughs will not be voting for Trump and instead will likely all go to Rubio.

  27. OT: I’m not sure if anyone has posted this already but this Guardian article really is a goldmine.

    ‘Not even my wife knows’: secret Donald Trump voters speak out
    We asked Guardian readers who are voting for Trump why they support him. From firm conservatives to fed-up liberals, their answers were revealing

    One of the top rated comments was “I really don’t understand people as well as I thought I did”. Thank you Mr. Trump for breaking through the Great Wall of Smugness these mainstream people were comfortably living within. Now they have to entertain the possibility that they haven’t got us all figured out.

    It looks like one of the positive side-effects of Trump tearing the cozy neocon-cuckservative love nest to shreds is that he’s also forcing Guardian types to wonder whether things are more complicated than they thought. The Grand Vermifuge really is a tonic for our sick political body.

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  28. You haven’t been following iSteve long enough. Puerto Rico is the essential guard for the Panama Canal from the threat of the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet or the Dowager Empress’s flotilla of Chinese junks. I think Ben Carson actually commented along similar lines, but did not identify the specific threats as well as did iSteve.

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  29. Wait a minute. There’s a whole Overseas Voting Program.

    I guess that you’ll have to copy and paste for the link.

    Personally, I don’t think a person residing outside the United States, save on diplomatic or military service, should be voting in any U.S. election, but that doesn’t appear to be the law.

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  30. Interesting post. To these people, Americans have no special claim on the country built by their forebears. They’re in competition for its employment opportunities and resources with anyone on the planet who’s willing to move there. Any cost imposed on someone who emigrates there to take an American’s job is seen as an injustice. Someone should ask the Indians why they can’t build an industrial infrastructure capable of providing jobs for those H-1B applicants.

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  31. So I am sitting in our mess hall next to an Episcopal priest from Virginia and across from one of my liberal colleagues from Massachusetts, and they are talking about Trump. The priest says with a condescending tone, “I’ve never met anyone who is going to vote for the man.” I stick my hand near his face and say, “Pleased to meet you.” They stopped talking about Trump.

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  32. Someone should ask the Indians why they can’t build an industrial infrastructure capable of providing jobs for those H-1B applicants.

    If economics really worked, this would be the case. But little of the world is economical (Africa (cough)). Politics easily trumps economics.

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  33. Which shows why capitalism is as pernicious a force as communism.

  34. O/T – have you been following the xylazine craze on PR? Holy shit, I thought ketamine was bad for you.

  35. There is always some kind of limit on the franchise, even if it is age and the mojo to find a website and click on the approved icon.

    if the government could cause you harm, such as through taxation, conscription, or imprisonment, then you should have a say in what the government does.

    There is a line of thought that people are fundamentally unable to regulate themselves; they have to be guided by elite opinion lest the 5 vote to loot the 4.

  36. Has no-one else yet noticed? The prisoner in the “Cruz or Kasich? Kasich or Cruz?” photo is a [C]ruz supporter — or was when he acquired his forehead tattoo.

  37. They could start by making it possible to fire people who refuse to do their jobs. That’s practically impossible under Indian law.

  38. Why doesn’t the USA just give Puerto Rico its independence? This article is just one more reason for it.

    I support Puerto Rican national independence, rest assured. I have even considered donating to the Puerto Rican Independence Party, but they only get like two percent of the vote these days, so it doesn’t seem like a very fruitful use of my money. I used to belong to a Facebook Group dedicated to Puerto Rican national independence, but for some strange reason, they kicked me out of it.

  39. Might be embarrassing for some folks here if they vote for likely the only candidate they’ve heard of (I’m assuming they’ve gotten TV to watch for the last few years).

    And the wall he wants can’t block can’t stop them from moving to any State.

    Yeah, I would expect Trump will get more than 20 percent of the vote in Puerto Rico. Hell, he might even win it (although I suspect Rubio will have that somewhat dubious honor).

  40. Your opinion is senseless except in cases where the person is able to vote in the elections of their land of residence. Otherwise you’re saying they shouldnt be able to vote anywhere simply because they do not reside in their homeland.

    Your opinion is especially outrageous given that the US, unlike all other countries, taxes income earned abroad by US citizens living abroad.

  41. An Episcopalian clergyman was engaging in “inside the box” thinking and status signalling? Now I am shocked! You say “they stopped talking about Trump” and again I’m shocked. Such people are usually so open to a lively and open debate on such matters, especially in public. To heck with them, let them go back to listening to the HAL 9000 hosts on public radio to get their view of the world. “So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth”.

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  42. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"]
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    All the Indians I work with are really unhappy about Trump.

    Some claim he is not Presidential Timber!

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  43. Over 600,000,000 of them still poop and pee on the ground, even though they know that it spreads disease. They don’t have the collective mental capacity to build an advanced civilization. Their leaders know this and therefore encourage anyone with talent to leave and colonize other countries, as would you if you were in their shoes.

    If you were an elite Brahmin would you stick around in your country building toilets (that the peasants likely won’t use) or would you abandon your country and go live with a more advanced race and civilization?

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  44. It might just be worth cancelling Puerto Rico’s debts if they agree to leave.

    How can we miss them if they won’t go away? (In honor of Dan Hicks who died last week. )

  45. Puerto Ricans would welcome independence as long as white America kept subsidizing their country and they got to keep their US citizenship.

    Who wouldn’t want an extra passport and a private homeland? For the Puerto Ricans it would be like their own personal mini-Israel just a few hundred miles offshore and a $100 plane ticket away.

    What’s not to like?

  46. As long as the US insists on taxing its citizens regardless of where they live in the world, there will have to be an overseas voting program, if only to keep up the illusion of living up to the founding principle of no taxation without representation. I’m sure more than a few abroad would trade the franchise for the privilege to be left alone.

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  47. Voting at KS caucus. There is a lot of chaos here. Computers are not working, some people where given ballots but not green sticker(apparently this is needed for ballot to count) so the cited but now they need provisional ballots since those don’t count

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  48. I would resolve the problem of the Canadian six year old by banning all moslems. Now he will not feel alone.

  49. I’ve slowly been working on a story about how a young man comes out to his liberal parents from the father’s point of view. You know, the signs had been there, vulgar web sights, changing outlook on life, even the way he spoke and his vocal intonations changed at bit.

    The boy had totally new friends of the working class persuasion. The family had not had a manual laborer in it since 1850, etc.

    The boy had never believed in Santa Claus and even as a young child has a Matrix poster on his bedroom wall featuring some shiny Red Pills

    And of course the boy is coming out of the Trump-closet to his parents. His father then declares that boy is no son of his and the mother screams hysterically that it was the most disgusting thing she could think of was what he and his new friends get up to when they all go to the polling booth to pull the lever for Trump.

    And in the end the boy is kicked out of the house and written off forever by his parents!

  50. According to Wikipedia, the parties have elected to give U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico primary voting rights.

    Well, at least that’s safer than requiring them to caucus. It’s not I0wa.

  51. OT: This seems like a pretty big deal to me. National Review has published an article by John Fund that urges Republican delegates to commit a misdemeanor in order to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination:

    “If Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns prior to the GOP convention, the delegates pledged to him on the first ballot should abstain from giving him their votes. Other than their vote not counting, there are no realistic consequences for any delegate doing so on the first ballot. A few states make breaking the first-ballot pledge rule a misdemeanor, but no one is ever prosecuted. In theory, state leaders could exact political retribution but such discipline is rarely exercised.”

    National Review’s editor, Rich Lowry, presumably approved this for publication.

    I realize things are getting crazy on the donor side, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around this: National Review just knowingly advocated the commission of a crime in order to subvert the democratic process. It couldn’t be real … but it is! It really happened. That’s a big deal, isn’t it? Over its history NR has fired writers and editors for much less.

    Because it’s an iSteve world, Fund’s author bio at National Review is hilarious:

    “In 2004, he wrote Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy. He has written two books with Hans von Spakovsky: Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk and Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

  52. Voting at KS caucus. There is a lot of chaos here. Computers are not working…

    You have computers in Kansas? Minnesota uses slips of paper, at least in my district.

    Just watch. If the Kansas caucuses melt down, they’ll find some way to blame it on Kris Kobach. (It is under the purview of the Secretary of State, isn’t it?)

    But a major reason the primaries and caucuses this year are packed is that the people in charge aren’t listening to the Kris Kobachs!

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  53. No U.S. state that I know of lets a non-resident of that state vote in their elections just because that person pays taxes in that state. But I agree that the U.S. is an outlier in its non-resident taxation policy.

  54. The people that a Presidential candidate antagonizes says a lot about him. I developed a dislike of Indians, or at least Sihks, after that wreteched South Carolina governor took down the Confederate Battle Ensign, something that someone with no background in the South, or in the U.S., for that matter, had no right to do.

    If they don’t like President Trump, they are free to leave.

  55. I failed to mention, Irish Episcopalian priest. I am trying to turn some of my colleagues onto Trump, at least the ones who will hear my POV, as well as some of our senior (12th grde) cadets who will be voting. I tell people not to watch the debates, either. Trump is at his best and most clear in his rallies and in one-to-one interviews. I never watched the Apprentice until I began seeing Trump in interviews back in the Bush / Obama 1 years. I respected that he was critical of the Iraq wars, said we should have been getting oil $$ in return, his perspective on “free” trade, and more recently, of course, his views on immigration. So, I’ve been on his bandwagon for some time.

  56. The caucus system needs to be abolished. It’s anachronistic and only rewards whoever has the most paid stooges.

  57. Yeah they have computers to register but they give you a paper ballot and green sticker. there was a bandwidth issue. It took ten minutes for the volunteer to enter my information. People are still able to vote until 2 Central time. but the lines are really long due to turn out and technical issues.

    Apparently the volunteers were not told about needing to give out the green stickers for the ballots unti after some started to vote. Those ballots will be invalid. Some voted & left. Some noticed and got provisional ballots.

    I got there at the perfect time. I got the green sticker but avoided the line!

  58. My brother has lived abroad for more than 40 years, makes his money in a foreign country, and still has to pay US taxes. This is a real hot-button issue for him, not only because of the money but because of the hassle. He told me the number of expatriates renouncing their citizenship has gone up dramatically in recent years.

  59. State law varies on whether fellas are allowed to vote after they have served their sentence, but I have never heard of anyone being allowed to vote from inside a prison.

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    America. Both LOL and sigh.

    A land where Jews force all politicians to pledge to AIPAC but then complain of Trump’s authoritarian style.

    A land where a clown like Beck accuses Trump of not being serious.

  61. Cool article. Probably could have been written by the Trump campaign, they found him a yoga teacher, left-wing SF resident, gay Muslim, and Miami Cuban all voting for Trump.

    At first I thought it was odd they had two UK immigrants profiled, then I remembered it was UK paper. I expected at the end to see an anonymous Derb profile:

    The Retired Journalist and Computer Programmer, Long Island, NY, 70 years old

  62. Some New England states let individuals vote while incarcerated. By default they can, so they probably never got around to prohibiting them.

  63. Asian_dude says:
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    Funny thing about the groups you’re going to bat for is that none of them think the way you’re recommending for whites, none of their countries are run the way you’re recommending, etc.

    Reciprocity: the “cognitive elite’s” Kryptonite.

    What’s it like knowing that basic fairness would smash your whole schtick to pieces?

  64. Speaking of banana republics, state caucuses are run by party volunteers, so they are vulnerable to mistakes. Are they also vulnerable to fraud?

    Commenter Reg Caesar was worried about fraud after he attended his Minnesota GOP caucus on Super Tuesday.

    Someone thinks he has found something fishy with the way that the Minnesota GOP published caucus results, although Ron Unz would understand all this much better than I do.

    So here you can see results for 11% of the vote in,34% of the vote in, 70% in, and 88% in. Some playing around with URL parameters also got me 53% and 92%. In the event that the MN GOP doesn’t get around to actually scrubbing incriminating evidence from their servers (come on, even Hillary managed to do this), the evidence is also available on their site, at addresses like (Archive to prove URL validity, just in case.) WordPress, guys, seriously? You’re running an election on WordPress, do you have any idea how insecure that is. Almost as insecure as leaving falsified records indexable by a search engine — oh, wait, you did that, too.

    Now, some of you may be asking me why the hell I’m making a big deal out of election results posted on a party’s website. After all, that’s basically the point of Super Tuesday, and it was my question, too. Until I noticed that the WordPress URL contained the string “/2016/02/”. That means that these files, including the 92% turnout one, were all uploaded in February.

    Super Tuesday is on the first day of March.

  65. I am in a state of complete depression. It looks like Cruz id going to win Maine and Kansas. Suddenly the future looks bleak. I wonder why the polls were so wrong

  66. PR was where middle class girls went to “have it done”. Well to do girls always had their regular doctors do it or one recommended by them if they found it distasteful or their religion objected.

  67. How big of a setback is Kansas and Maine? I am going to bed and cry into my pillow. I might not know the US, but I have been around enough to know that with Cruz our slow suicide will continue. Trump has enough bombast to change things.

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    Why ‘Alt Right’ and not ‘Indie Right’ or ‘Indright’? Isn’t the main goal of ‘Alt Right’ to declare independence from Political Hollywood or Pollywood?

  69. If they were forced to stay in their country they’d figure out how to depopulate the peasantry if they wanted not to smell of shit all the time.

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    ‘People who are minimally Scottish, Welsh, Manx or Cornish claim the identity because it’s way cooler than being English.’

    Of course white English-speaking people are the only group to whom it is considered socially acceptable to be discriminatory against. That discrimination can be anything from mildly annoying, like those dumb tv commercials that show a smart, savvy black guy and a white doofus, to far more serious matters. White ethnics get a pass, or at least some kind of a reprieve.

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    Thanks for the tip. Always good to blame it on the “evil” Germans.

    Still if P.R. ever does become a state and this propels bilingualism into a national project in the USA, it will be a disaster like America can’t even begin to imagine. Americans are quite naïve about how political an issue language can be or how destructive those consequences are.

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    How big of a setback is Kansas and Maine? I am going to bed and cry into my pillow. I might not know the US, but I have been around enough to know that with Cruz our slow suicide will continue. Trump has enough bombast to change things.

    Globalists win in the end. Stupid blue-collar GOP voters can be manipulated to think Cruz will act in their interests. Maybe if they’re in the investor class. It is either a Trump or Hillary. It is 24/7 attacks on Trump. Cruz can not win in the battleground states. Our first woman President is more and more a reality.

  73. You’ve got to wonder how much that hideous caste system stultifies growth.
    It sure stultifies people at the wrong end of that system.

  74. Don’t cry, unless you’re a woman.

    It’s disappointing to me, too.

  75. You can do a lot of stuff in a Latin American prison that you can’t do in an American prison.

    Mel Gibson’s movie “Get the Gringo” is pretty informative: the traditional rule was that the prisoners can’t leave but anybody else in town could bribe their way in — e.g., prostitutes, families, cable TV hook-up guys, carnival ride operators, or gangsters needing a place to hole up from the law. Latin American prisons tend to be vibrant!

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    States set the qualifications for their voters. Some of them allow felons to vote. Why? Can’t help you there.

  77. Average IQ in Puerto Rico is pretty low, about 90 tops.

    Average IQ of an inmate in PR is probably no higher than 80, probably lower.

    So people who are effectively retarded and who are in fact “not retarded” only in a pro forma sense, are being allowed to cast votes that affect a foreign superpower country’s presidential race because Spain lost a “war” to a small regiment of U.S. marines 100 years ago?

    And why is this desirable, let alone even allowed?

    Another question posed but not ever really to be answered.

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The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?