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Michelle Obama has felt oppressed for most of her life by the feminist assumption that became conventional wisdom in American society in the early 1970s that tall, broad-shouldered females like herself should play basketball.

Her older brother Craig Robinson, now a front-office executive with the New York Knicks of the NBA, was twice the Ivy League’s basketball player of the year. But she always indignantly rejected suggestions she should play sports too.

The passage of Title IX to promote women’s sports in 1972 when Michelle Robinson was eight was one of the banes of her girlhood because it led to numerous suggestions from well-wishers that she had the perfect physique for a power forward.

But she’s kind of a girly girl who doesn’t like sports and wants to wear high heels, and doesn’t like the change in our culture that encouraged people to mention her height and brawn in the guise of offering helpful pro-feminist You-Go-Girl suggestions.

 
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  1. Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

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    • Agree: Peter Johnson
    • LOL: Negrolphin Pool
    • Replies: @Pericles
    This is a Groundhog Day argument, we got it in Europe for some years until they choked on their lies. It turns out muslim migrants have low human capital and prefer to receive gibs to working. The problem of paying for pensions thus remains, except now enlarged.

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)
    , @Grumpy
    Paul Kagame's daughter Ange standing next to Michael Bloomberg.

    https://img00.deviantart.net/f223/i/2015/138/8/d/super_tall_woman_and_mayor_by_lowerrider-d8ttnrj.jpg

    There are some things money can't buy.
    , @Forbes
    From a broad brush perspective, the only way an "open borders immigration to pay for pension and retiree healthcare benefits" policy works is if the median immigrant earns the same income (and therefore pays taxes) at the same rate as the retiring beneficiary. As this is not the case, the proposal is more "kicking the can down the road" with the government Ponzi schemes.

    This is a bit of a simplification, but not much. The SS and Medicare unfunded liabilities, by the most generous assumptions are $75 trillion. Unfunded public employee pensions at the state level are another $3-5 trillion. The reason these plans have unfunded liabilities is (primarily) because they are improperly/inadequately funded. No amount of "new" contributors will make them sound.
    , @Bill Jones
    That the idea that the US and Europe can be turned into comfortable retirement homes staffed and paid for by pleasant and obeisant, productive and well assimilated pig ignorant violent fleeing peasants is astonishing, yet that’s what we are asked to believe.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    Regarding illegals and low end immigrants, this argument never made much sense. Most illegals and many legal low end immigrants work primarily in the cash economy and/or black market underground sectors of US society. There's little to none withholding in agricultural sector (since their workers are illegals). In other words, if people were to think it through, aside from say, Social Security, medical care certainly isn't being anywhere near funded by workers in the underground economy.

    It would be like CA politicians encouraging the porn industry and NV encouraging prostitution to triple their annual productions on the theory that CA/NV's health care/pensions for state residents, benefits, etc. would more than fund itself by this slightly unseemly underground, black market, mostly dealing in cash-based economies. Cash based employment seldom trickles up to Uncle Sam in the massive tax revenues one would need to fund Social Security,

    I mean, this is how the lottery was sold to the states: State pensions would more than pay for itself due to all that windfall profit coming from gambling. For the most part, how'd that work out for the states?
    Perhaps the US should simply just legalize any and every type of vice on the theory that it the profits they generate will more than pay for all of the debt, shortages in pensions, healthcare, etc. even though most of the vices operate in the underground economy which is mostly cash based.
    , @PaleMale
    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    Cool. Then how come our national debt only seems to increase faster the more immigrants we take in?

    Once upon a time a $440 billion budget deficit - projected for fiscal 2018 - would've been embarrassing in a recession economy. Today no one seems to give a shit that we have such a large deficit during a booming economy.

    I've seen data for a lot of countries during a lot of time periods, and it all seems to suggest that there is little to no gain to be had from flooding your country with immigrants. My first job out of college was managing blue collar employees, a lot of whom were minorities and many of whom were immigrants. Trust me when I say that if our country had to depend on only immigrants and minorities for it's labor pool we would be unquestionably screwed.
    , @Frau Katze
    Here's a variant on the immigrant who contributes little:

    Why does a Richmond [suburb of Vancouver] neighbourhood with many expensive mansions also appear to be one of the city’s poorest?

    The upscale neighbourhood of Thompson, where properties typically sell in the $1-million to $3-million range, ranks high for poverty, according to Statistics Canada figures.

    But former Richmond Mayor Greg Halsey-Brandt said the predominantly single-family Thompson neighbourhood has “the most expensive homes and the second highest level of household poverty” in Richmond because many residents under-report their global incomes to Canadian tax officials."


     

    Richmond is a suburb of Vancouver. It's now almost entirely Chinese. Who are lying about their world income.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Part+Ritzy+Richmond+neighbourhood+where+many+poor/11136169/story.html

    , @Neoconned
    I never liked the "she looks like a man" thing. I think deep down she was a well meaning person and certainly isn't as polarizing a figure as Hillary and her 14 inch toy she carrys around to emasculate Bill with....
    , @LindaF
    I'm puzzled why so few people cannot see that these Elites are arguing for the return of serfdom.

    For the serf's own good, of course.
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    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army’s version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the “it’s”.

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    • Replies: @MEH 0910

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too!
     
    Ann Coulter is a delicate flower.
    , @Trelane
    We know Alan Dershowitz is a fan of Unz foreign affairs editor Phil Giraldi:

    https://youtu.be/SWlWyqKwL40?t=124
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    Hi, Ann!
    , @Neoconned
    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter.....for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.
    , @Boethiuss

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army’s version too. A very good article.
     
    Ann Coulter is full of it.

    Politically speaking, the wall is too well fortified by the other side to be worth going after. That's what I was getting at in the comment that became the OP at the link. There's some chance we could get it, but it wouldn't be worth it considering all the other things we need to make immigration policy work anyway.

    Let's just start deporting people and wait till they pitch a wall to us.
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  3. anonguy says:

    But she’s kind of a girly girl who doesn’t like sports, and doesn’t like the change in our culture that encouraged people to mention her height and brawn in the guise of offering helpful pro-feminist suggestions.

    A footnote or citation would be nice.

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    • Replies: @Forbes
    I've never felt one iota of girly-girl vibe from Mrs. Obama. Prima donna, yes.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Michelle gladly participated in a push-up contest against Ellen Degeneres and beat her.
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  4. she’s a man, baby!

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    We keep hearing that , but if you look at her hips and how she walks, it seems to me like there is not much question that we have a high-T black female-one with muscle development that could deck a lot of our pozzed white manlets but nevertheless one who could carry and give birth to an infant. Sort of like Tina Turner.
    , @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.
    , @Alden
    Forget the shoulders. Look at the hips and thighs. They are proof she's a woman.
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  5. MBlanc46 says:

    I only wish that Michelle Obama’s life had been ruined.

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  6. CCZ says:

    OT 3, but Obama BLM related, James Comey was BLMed at Howard University.

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    • Replies: @Sunbeam
    It's DC, but does the typical Howard student even know who Comey is? What position he held?

    I'd imagine he is just another dorky white dude to them.

    The odd marriage of convenience in the Democratic Party has been remarked on many times here, but just to repeat something:

    Most black people are very, very uncomfortable in SJW meccas like SF. Or Minnesota, or Seattle. Actually people like Pelosi or Comey really chap their ass, just by existing really. Totally incompatible species in the terrarium.

    Really can't see how that coalition can exist much longer. Becomes more and more unstable as hispanic and asian numbers increase.

    Also can't imagine what happens if entitlements and the various make-work programs the government has ever take a haircut. I think that is coming.
    , @neutral
    Can't think of many things that beat this in terms of pure schadenfreude. Comey is a deep state slime ball, to be shouted down by BLM, the very people his administration was lovingly pandering to, is the best.
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  7. Pericles says:
    @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    This is a Groundhog Day argument, we got it in Europe for some years until they choked on their lies. It turns out muslim migrants have low human capital and prefer to receive gibs to working. The problem of paying for pensions thus remains, except now enlarged.

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    In Canada, they get to bring their family, including elderly parents. I hear there's an immigrant drive to let the elderly parents (who have paid zero Canadian taxes) start collecting the Old Age Pension right away.

    Of course, they get free medical care as soon they arrive.
    , @Negrolphin Pool

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)
     
    Sounds like a symptom of fulminant cost disease. Although adding a money-printing variable to such seemingly intractable equations as the above seems to be able to make them work, if only temporarily.
    , @The Alarmist
    Is $15 per hour the cost of the health care or the health insurance? The latter is getting pretty pricey these days.
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  8. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Meretricious
    she's a man, baby!

    We keep hearing that , but if you look at her hips and how she walks, it seems to me like there is not much question that we have a high-T black female-one with muscle development that could deck a lot of our pozzed white manlets but nevertheless one who could carry and give birth to an infant. Sort of like Tina Turner.

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    I met her brother at a basketball camp. He's a tall dude with the same basic type of body frame. He also has the same sort of look perpetually affixed to his face: Frowning hostility with a side order of arrogance. I suspect that the Robinson children were "weaned on a pickle."
    , @Pat Boyle
    If Michelle Obama is really man, please supply some DNA.
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  10. MEH 0910 says:
    @Anonym
    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army's version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the "it's".

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too!

    Ann Coulter is a delicate flower.

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  11. It is indeed kind of annoying when you’re a tall kid who doesn’t like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don’t understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. “Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they’re only one point apart! One point! (once again) It’s down to the last shot! (again)”

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, “futbol”). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

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    • Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist
    Knew a guy who was 6'7" and finally broke down and had a t-shirt screen printed "No, I swim"
    , @prosa123
    " A bunch of guys running around without scoring."

    Sounds like a fire at the science fiction convention.
    , @TheUmpteenthGermanOnHere
    "It is indeed kind of annoying when you’re a tall kid who doesn’t like basketball"
    I guess so, although the jury is probably still out as to whether that qualifies as a pico- or a nanoaggression.
    Anyhow, aren't those the true essence of kids' lives? Think of the years when you learned Latin (assuming you did). Annoyingly, you'd get your name treated to Latin declensions.
    Buzzus, Buzza, Buzzum.
    Mohawkus, Mohawka, mo' hokum.
    (I think I can now confidently give you a status raise to microaggression victim.)
    , @Louis Renault

    The only thing worse is soccer .....A bunch of guys running around without scoring.
     
    The perfect game for betas to watch.
    , @Triumph104
    The chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel said about the same thing.

    JTA — David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, was broadly condemned for a racist comment about basketball players at the Maccabiah Games.

    Exhorting his haredi Orthodox constituents to devote their time to learning Torah rather than watching basketball, Lau said on Tuesday, “Why do you care about whether the ‘kushim’ who get paid in Tel Aviv beat the ‘kushim’ who get paid in Greece?” Kushim is a derogatory Israeli slang term for blacks.
     
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-chief-rabbi-slammed-for-racial-slur/
    , @Ganderson
    I have made this comment before, perhaps here, but the late, great John Mariucci, godfather of Minnesota hockey once said that watching basketball is like watching old men fish. I agree with Maroosh, and Buzz.
    , @Nigerian Nationalist
    Your dislike for football betrays a Red Neck's inability to appreciate the sublime.
    , @John Derbyshire, @Pericles
    What is better in life than 0-0 at full time followed by 30 minutes of cautious, scoreless play, then a penalty shootout?
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  12. Stealth says:
    @Meretricious
    she's a man, baby!

    I didn’t like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of “her” shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I’m sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

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    I don't know about the sensible leftists. I have known a few and have found that they
    remains sensible and civil up to a point, but if you keep successfully refuting their arguments, and don't concede that they're right, they all stop being sensible and get ugly about it. Perhaps you have had better luck.
    , @AM

    I’m sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit.
     
    It's not worth beating down our own for the conversation with the 3 of them.
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    "After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. "

    Due to the Dems getting out in front of it by passing a Senate resolution recognizing that McCain was eligible to run for president... https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/sres511/text

    The resolution has Obama's name on it and makes dubious claims about there being no definition in the Constitution about "natural born citizen", but that the 1790 Congress did define it. It also vaguely admits (the resolution) that McCain was born to "Americans." BHO jr. was born to a British subject and British law recognizes him as a British citizen.
    , @Meretricious
    the illusion Barry Obama tried to project is that he's a decisive, brilliant and creative paladin. He's none of the above. Lightweight central
    , @Prof. Woland
    It will be extremely interesting to see if Obama ever releases any of his personal documents / records he had sealed and is sitting on and if he does, what the reaction will be. There is no reason for him not to do it now that he is out of office. To misquote Orwell, by eliminating his past, he was able to control his future, but once he loses control of the narrative he will lose control of his past. I can only guess what skeletons Obama has in his closet but he is definitely hiding something.

    He could release it all now or try to take it to his grave. The left has so much invested in Obama that they need to make a saint out of him. But that requires making sure his past remains in the past. By hollowing out the truth, it created a vacuum that was filled by the cherished myths. But if those myths are ever replaced, what comes rushing in behind it will be worse than the truth.
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  13. Sunbeam says:
    @CCZ
    OT 3, but Obama BLM related, James Comey was BLMed at Howard University.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a-rBQg_iNo

    It’s DC, but does the typical Howard student even know who Comey is? What position he held?

    I’d imagine he is just another dorky white dude to them.

    The odd marriage of convenience in the Democratic Party has been remarked on many times here, but just to repeat something:

    Most black people are very, very uncomfortable in SJW meccas like SF. Or Minnesota, or Seattle. Actually people like Pelosi or Comey really chap their ass, just by existing really. Totally incompatible species in the terrarium.

    Really can’t see how that coalition can exist much longer. Becomes more and more unstable as hispanic and asian numbers increase.

    Also can’t imagine what happens if entitlements and the various make-work programs the government has ever take a haircut. I think that is coming.

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    The natural place for decent Blacks is on the Dissident Right. What we really need is a White Nationalist Colored Brigade. Yes, I'm serious. The best way to solve America's race problem once and for all would be to have two cooperating, mutually recognizing, mutually respectful Black and White separatist parties working in a grand coalition. Just let them try to call us racists then. Nobody could possibly oppose such an idea without openly declaring himself a "forced integrationist," and then he would have to somehow defend the very forced integration that has been making everybody miserable for the last 50 years. It's a winning strategy.
    , @eD
    This is really off topic, which seems to be the excellent topic of why basketball sucks and only Blacks will play the game, but the throwaway comment about Nancy Pelosi as the typical SJW requires correction. I'm in an ornery mood this afternoon.

    A quick glance at her wikipedia bio reveals that Pelosi was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of a Mayor of Baltimore, who was an immigrant from southern Italy. I'm not quite as up to date on ID pol as I should be, but my understanding is that both being from Baltimore and an Italian American causes you to lose large amounts of SJW points.

    There is a serious point around here, which is that the Democratic Party is in essence a machine politics party. It was started by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren as such and has never really moved far from that. Its amazing how many politically award people on the left and the right have trouble getting this.
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  14. Grumpy says:
    @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    Paul Kagame’s daughter Ange standing next to Michael Bloomberg.

    There are some things money can’t buy.

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    She's pretty but too tall! Has she found any suitors her dad approves of?
    , @Doc
    Here...fixed that for you:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8789/17394040481_6b94360485_b.jpg
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  15. Forbes says:
    @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    From a broad brush perspective, the only way an “open borders immigration to pay for pension and retiree healthcare benefits” policy works is if the median immigrant earns the same income (and therefore pays taxes) at the same rate as the retiring beneficiary. As this is not the case, the proposal is more “kicking the can down the road” with the government Ponzi schemes.

    This is a bit of a simplification, but not much. The SS and Medicare unfunded liabilities, by the most generous assumptions are $75 trillion. Unfunded public employee pensions at the state level are another $3-5 trillion. The reason these plans have unfunded liabilities is (primarily) because they are improperly/inadequately funded. No amount of “new” contributors will make them sound.

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  16. if bruce jenner converted to islam would he have to wear a burqa?

    are there any fatwas on this question?

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    He might have to worry about a lot more than that.

    In Chechnya to be openly Lesbian is a crime of honour, ruining the whole family's reputation.

    This then calls for an honour killing.

    https://www.rferl.org/a/chechnya-lesbians-repression-suffocating-existence/28746353.html?ltflags=mailer

    Gay men don't have it any easier. Not sure where trannies fit in this scheme, but the society sounds kind of awful. It's a typical Muslim society.

    The plight of LGBT people in Chechnya triggered international condemnation following an April report by the respected Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which alleged that gay men in the region were being detained, tortured, and in some cases killed in a coordinated campaign.
     
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  17. Forbes says:
    @anonguy

    But she’s kind of a girly girl who doesn’t like sports, and doesn’t like the change in our culture that encouraged people to mention her height and brawn in the guise of offering helpful pro-feminist suggestions.
     
    A footnote or citation would be nice.

    I’ve never felt one iota of girly-girl vibe from Mrs. Obama. Prima donna, yes.

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    It was a constructed image presented by the campaign advisors. If one thinks back to early 2008, Michelle said something like "When Barack won the nomination, it was the first time I was proud of my country". It went over like a lead balloon. So they changed her fashion to be more maternal and less corporate. I believe it was quite successful, as both of them maintained a "personal approval" that was often 20 points ahead of their "job approval".

    The "birther" movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, I believe it was a key reason that convinced a higher % of black women to turnout in '12 vs '08. Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing). It was also a reason he lost by a wider than expected margin in Ohio.
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  18. Given there is Michelle Obama YouTube training video, her dislike of sports doesn’t seem all that believable. So I jump to the conclusion that Steve is satirical here, but have to note that there’s no context provided. Was she in the U.S. news cycle this week, which Non-USians like me naturally wouldn’t have noticed?

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    Agree, since Michelle forced her own daughters to play sports.

    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/us/politics/obama-girls-though-unheard-figure-prominently-in-race.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share
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  19. unit472 says:

    She also would have excelled as a domestic. She could do windows without a ladder and her long reach would make vacuuming a breeze.

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    I had an idea for a novel or extended short story: The love affair that rocked DC,Michelle O and Clarence Thomas!
    "This is so wrong!So wrong!"
    "Then tell me,why does it feel...so right!"
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  20. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    OT: iSteve, haven’t seen a mention of Mickey Kaus here in a while but this guy is really in his element (like Coulter) during this mean season of NeoTrump. Today he used the term “Ryanists” …which is a winner I’ve never seen before haha

    https://mobile.twitter.com/kausmickey/status/911344157435740160?p=v

    DOWN WITH THE RYANISTS.

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  21. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    Knew a guy who was 6’7″ and finally broke down and had a t-shirt screen printed “No, I swim”

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    Knew a guy who was 6’7″ and finally broke down and had a t-shirt screen printed “No, I swim”
     
    Tim Duncan was a competitive swimmer growing up in the US Virgin Islands, until a storm destroyed his local swim facility. He then tried another sport.
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  22. prosa123 says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    ” A bunch of guys running around without scoring.”

    Sounds like a fire at the science fiction convention.

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    Exactly.
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  23. PSR says:

    First time I can recall wondering what the heck motivated this post.

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  24. Michelle just needs to be made to feel like a woman every once in a while. Does anyone honestly believe that Barack ever hit that spot?

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  25. @Anonymous
    We keep hearing that , but if you look at her hips and how she walks, it seems to me like there is not much question that we have a high-T black female-one with muscle development that could deck a lot of our pozzed white manlets but nevertheless one who could carry and give birth to an infant. Sort of like Tina Turner.

    I met her brother at a basketball camp. He’s a tall dude with the same basic type of body frame. He also has the same sort of look perpetually affixed to his face: Frowning hostility with a side order of arrogance. I suspect that the Robinson children were “weaned on a pickle.”

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    Her niece, Leslie Robinson, is a forward for Princeton. Second team All-Ivy with a north of 48 field goal percentage last year. And remember, there are no athletic scholarships in the totally meritocratic Ivy League! She’s a student who happens to play a sport!

    Personal: Father and former Tiger, Craig Robinson, is one of only two men’s players in Princeton history to twice be named Ivy League Player of the Year … her aunt Michelle Robinson (Michelle Obama) graduated from Princeton in 1985 and was the First Lady of the United States and is the wife of former President Barack Obama … majoring in sociology.

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    Her niece, Leslie Robinson, is a forward for Princeton.
     
    And another black ivy leager with a White mother.
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  27. Cue the world’s smallest violin . . .

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    It's actually a normal sized violin. It just looks small cradled in Michelle's shoulder.
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  28. Alden says:
    @Meretricious
    she's a man, baby!

    Forget the shoulders. Look at the hips and thighs. They are proof she’s a woman.

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    I loved the fawning press preaching to us for 8 years about how this fat-assed silverback looked so gorgeous in her designer duds.

    Paging Inigo Montoya...
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  29. Dr. X says:

    The passage of Title IX to promote women’s sports in 1972 when Michelle Robinson was eight was one of the banes of her girlhood because it led to numerous suggestions from well-wishers that she had the perfect physique for a power forward.

    Where’s Jimmy the Greek when you need him? I suspect he could pontificate at length about the origins of Michelle’s athletic physique…

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  30. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    “It is indeed kind of annoying when you’re a tall kid who doesn’t like basketball”
    I guess so, although the jury is probably still out as to whether that qualifies as a pico- or a nanoaggression.
    Anyhow, aren’t those the true essence of kids’ lives? Think of the years when you learned Latin (assuming you did). Annoyingly, you’d get your name treated to Latin declensions.
    Buzzus, Buzza, Buzzum.
    Mohawkus, Mohawka, mo’ hokum.
    (I think I can now confidently give you a status raise to microaggression victim.)

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    It's more like an attoaggression. 10^-18.

    -- Buzzum Mohokum
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  31. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    The only thing worse is soccer …..A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    The perfect game for betas to watch.

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  32. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    The chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel said about the same thing.

    JTA — David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, was broadly condemned for a racist comment about basketball players at the Maccabiah Games.

    Exhorting his haredi Orthodox constituents to devote their time to learning Torah rather than watching basketball, Lau said on Tuesday, “Why do you care about whether the ‘kushim’ who get paid in Tel Aviv beat the ‘kushim’ who get paid in Greece?” Kushim is a derogatory Israeli slang term for blacks.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-chief-rabbi-slammed-for-racial-slur/

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  33. neutral says:
    @CCZ
    OT 3, but Obama BLM related, James Comey was BLMed at Howard University.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a-rBQg_iNo

    Can’t think of many things that beat this in terms of pure schadenfreude. Comey is a deep state slime ball, to be shouted down by BLM, the very people his administration was lovingly pandering to, is the best.

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  34. @prosa123
    " A bunch of guys running around without scoring."

    Sounds like a fire at the science fiction convention.

    Exactly.

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  35. The first Wookie was a girly girl?

    Put more tonic in it Steve.

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  36. @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    That the idea that the US and Europe can be turned into comfortable retirement homes staffed and paid for by pleasant and obeisant, productive and well assimilated pig ignorant violent fleeing peasants is astonishing, yet that’s what we are asked to believe.

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    What do you mean? What could go wrong?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4901790/Nanny-faces-attempted-murder-throwing-baby-crib.html
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  37. @TheUmpteenthGermanOnHere
    Given there is Michelle Obama YouTube training video, her dislike of sports doesn't seem all that believable. So I jump to the conclusion that Steve is satirical here, but have to note that there's no context provided. Was she in the U.S. news cycle this week, which Non-USians like me naturally wouldn't have noticed?

    Agree, since Michelle forced her own daughters to play sports.

    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/us/politics/obama-girls-though-unheard-figure-prominently-in-race.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share

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    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

     

    Obviously math was out of the question.
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  38. Ganderson says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    I have made this comment before, perhaps here, but the late, great John Mariucci, godfather of Minnesota hockey once said that watching basketball is like watching old men fish. I agree with Maroosh, and Buzz.

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  39. Trelane says:
    @Anonym
    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army's version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the "it's".

    We know Alan Dershowitz is a fan of Unz foreign affairs editor Phil Giraldi:

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    Dershowitz: "Treat us as individuals, don't generalize, don't create stereotypes, that's the problem with articles like [Giraldi's]."

    Dame w/ Big Rack: "Well, you are the chosen people and I love 'um. Laughs. I'm sorry for all this hate!"
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  40. @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    Regarding illegals and low end immigrants, this argument never made much sense. Most illegals and many legal low end immigrants work primarily in the cash economy and/or black market underground sectors of US society. There’s little to none withholding in agricultural sector (since their workers are illegals). In other words, if people were to think it through, aside from say, Social Security, medical care certainly isn’t being anywhere near funded by workers in the underground economy.

    It would be like CA politicians encouraging the porn industry and NV encouraging prostitution to triple their annual productions on the theory that CA/NV’s health care/pensions for state residents, benefits, etc. would more than fund itself by this slightly unseemly underground, black market, mostly dealing in cash-based economies. Cash based employment seldom trickles up to Uncle Sam in the massive tax revenues one would need to fund Social Security,

    I mean, this is how the lottery was sold to the states: State pensions would more than pay for itself due to all that windfall profit coming from gambling. For the most part, how’d that work out for the states?
    Perhaps the US should simply just legalize any and every type of vice on the theory that it the profits they generate will more than pay for all of the debt, shortages in pensions, healthcare, etc. even though most of the vices operate in the underground economy which is mostly cash based.

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    What I heard is that legal immigrants doing unskilled work tend to receive more in government benefits than they contribute in taxes. Some of the illegals contribute because they'll never receive SS or Medicare.
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  41. Alfa158 says:
    @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

    I don’t know about the sensible leftists. I have known a few and have found that they
    remains sensible and civil up to a point, but if you keep successfully refuting their arguments, and don’t concede that they’re right, they all stop being sensible and get ugly about it. Perhaps you have had better luck.

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  42. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    Your dislike for football betrays a Red Neck’s inability to appreciate the sublime.

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    • Replies: @Mikey Darmody
    I think there's a similar quip about black people and reading.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    I like baseball.

    Baseball bores a lot of people, especially soccer fans who need to constantly see a bunch of people running around. Baseball is truly sublime. Therefore, I have the ability to appreciate the sublime. It follows, then, that I am not a redneck.

    Whether I am one or not, I like your capitalized spelling of Red Neck. Rednecks deserve the respect it conveys.
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  43. Michelle’s not an attractive woman, but she did learn her lesson after her “First time in my life I am proud of my country” comment. As I recall, she kept her mouth mostly shut after that point. It could indicate that she has some shame. Thankfully, while she was in the White House, she never acted like a mad black woman (mad black women have a tendency to remove their earrings and start swinging their fists like men). The most minstrelly thing that she ever did was sing in a “humorous” rap song on Saturday Night Live. All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.

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    All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.
     
    No, that's not a bad thing, as we all wish the first lady during most of the 1990's had been more forgettable. It seems like most of the 1st ladies have some type of nanny issue to scold the Americans about. For Michelle Øb☭ma, it was "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!".
    I just don't remember the Bush 1st ladies having some crusade but there was Mrs. Johnson with the anti-littering thing, Mrs. Reagan with "JUST SAY NO!" to drugs, etc.

    With our current 1st lady, I wonder what it will be. We can only hope, knowing Melania's background, that it will be some sort of "American ladies, wear sexier lingerie!" thing. She does have the expertise.
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  44. @Nigerian Nationalist
    Your dislike for football betrays a Red Neck's inability to appreciate the sublime.

    I think there’s a similar quip about black people and reading.

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  45. AM says:
    @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

    I’m sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit.

    It’s not worth beating down our own for the conversation with the 3 of them.

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    I'm not. I'm keeping it in the family, actually. It's not like liberals waste time actually learning what non-liberals think. It might cause them to engage in forbidden activities like thinking and having doubts.

    I don't hate all of them, of course. I just say nasty things I don't mean in order to exorcise my anger demons. My aunt's branch of the family tree consists mostly of polite liberals who just sort of trail off when politics is brought up. They're good folks - just wrong about a lot of things. Antifas, though, I DO hate them.
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  46. BB753 says:
    @Grumpy
    Paul Kagame's daughter Ange standing next to Michael Bloomberg.

    https://img00.deviantart.net/f223/i/2015/138/8/d/super_tall_woman_and_mayor_by_lowerrider-d8ttnrj.jpg

    There are some things money can't buy.

    She’s pretty but too tall! Has she found any suitors her dad approves of?

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  47. There must be many things Michelle could have done better than basketball. Being a girl just wasn’t one of them.

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  48. PaleMale says:
    @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    Cool. Then how come our national debt only seems to increase faster the more immigrants we take in?

    Once upon a time a $440 billion budget deficit – projected for fiscal 2018 – would’ve been embarrassing in a recession economy. Today no one seems to give a shit that we have such a large deficit during a booming economy.

    I’ve seen data for a lot of countries during a lot of time periods, and it all seems to suggest that there is little to no gain to be had from flooding your country with immigrants. My first job out of college was managing blue collar employees, a lot of whom were minorities and many of whom were immigrants. Trust me when I say that if our country had to depend on only immigrants and minorities for it’s labor pool we would be unquestionably screwed.

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  49. Stealth says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    Regarding illegals and low end immigrants, this argument never made much sense. Most illegals and many legal low end immigrants work primarily in the cash economy and/or black market underground sectors of US society. There's little to none withholding in agricultural sector (since their workers are illegals). In other words, if people were to think it through, aside from say, Social Security, medical care certainly isn't being anywhere near funded by workers in the underground economy.

    It would be like CA politicians encouraging the porn industry and NV encouraging prostitution to triple their annual productions on the theory that CA/NV's health care/pensions for state residents, benefits, etc. would more than fund itself by this slightly unseemly underground, black market, mostly dealing in cash-based economies. Cash based employment seldom trickles up to Uncle Sam in the massive tax revenues one would need to fund Social Security,

    I mean, this is how the lottery was sold to the states: State pensions would more than pay for itself due to all that windfall profit coming from gambling. For the most part, how'd that work out for the states?
    Perhaps the US should simply just legalize any and every type of vice on the theory that it the profits they generate will more than pay for all of the debt, shortages in pensions, healthcare, etc. even though most of the vices operate in the underground economy which is mostly cash based.

    What I heard is that legal immigrants doing unskilled work tend to receive more in government benefits than they contribute in taxes. Some of the illegals contribute because they’ll never receive SS or Medicare.

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    And further, it simply doesn't add up that IF illegals were contributing so much to the government in the way of helping to fund benefits, pensions, tons of government revenues, etc. then why not simply hire native born Americans? As skilled workers, Americans could do the job at least two times better. Some poster a few posts back made the case that up til about 1950's, as a whole, Mexicans weren't particularly known for being better workers than Americans in any field. What's really changed since then that now these employers can't possibly survive on hiring native born American workers? Assuming of course that they actually went beyond half-assed efforts at trying to hire them in the first place?

    The jobs that most illegals work are low skilled and mostly cash-based (and under the table in many cases). If employers really cared about helping the US fund its pensions, benefits, etc. then they'd simply hire US citizens. What's the appeal of hiring illegals? The answer's fairly obvious, and it's not to help out the US with its financial problems.
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  50. njguy73 says:
    @The Only Catholic Unionist
    Knew a guy who was 6'7" and finally broke down and had a t-shirt screen printed "No, I swim"

    Knew a guy who was 6’7″ and finally broke down and had a t-shirt screen printed “No, I swim”

    Tim Duncan was a competitive swimmer growing up in the US Virgin Islands, until a storm destroyed his local swim facility. He then tried another sport.

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  51. @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

    “After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. ”

    Due to the Dems getting out in front of it by passing a Senate resolution recognizing that McCain was eligible to run for president… https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/sres511/text

    The resolution has Obama’s name on it and makes dubious claims about there being no definition in the Constitution about “natural born citizen”, but that the 1790 Congress did define it. It also vaguely admits (the resolution) that McCain was born to “Americans.” BHO jr. was born to a British subject and British law recognizes him as a British citizen.

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    BHO's legal father was a British citizen. But he was born in the United States and his Mother was an American born in the United States.

    Even if both parents were foreigners, BHO would be a natural born anchor baby according to the 14 th amendment.

    From looking at pictures and knowing the communist background of Anne Dunham and her parents I'm inclined to think Frank Marshall Davis was the natural father and that butt ugly African benefited from a green card marriage.

    For several decades in the mid 20th century commie girls like Anne Dunham were raised to marry black men to produce a mulatto revolutionary force.
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  52. Stealth says:
    @AM

    I’m sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit.
     
    It's not worth beating down our own for the conversation with the 3 of them.

    I’m not. I’m keeping it in the family, actually. It’s not like liberals waste time actually learning what non-liberals think. It might cause them to engage in forbidden activities like thinking and having doubts.

    I don’t hate all of them, of course. I just say nasty things I don’t mean in order to exorcise my anger demons. My aunt’s branch of the family tree consists mostly of polite liberals who just sort of trail off when politics is brought up. They’re good folks – just wrong about a lot of things. Antifas, though, I DO hate them.

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  53. @Sunbeam
    It's DC, but does the typical Howard student even know who Comey is? What position he held?

    I'd imagine he is just another dorky white dude to them.

    The odd marriage of convenience in the Democratic Party has been remarked on many times here, but just to repeat something:

    Most black people are very, very uncomfortable in SJW meccas like SF. Or Minnesota, or Seattle. Actually people like Pelosi or Comey really chap their ass, just by existing really. Totally incompatible species in the terrarium.

    Really can't see how that coalition can exist much longer. Becomes more and more unstable as hispanic and asian numbers increase.

    Also can't imagine what happens if entitlements and the various make-work programs the government has ever take a haircut. I think that is coming.

    The natural place for decent Blacks is on the Dissident Right. What we really need is a White Nationalist Colored Brigade. Yes, I’m serious. The best way to solve America’s race problem once and for all would be to have two cooperating, mutually recognizing, mutually respectful Black and White separatist parties working in a grand coalition. Just let them try to call us racists then. Nobody could possibly oppose such an idea without openly declaring himself a “forced integrationist,” and then he would have to somehow defend the very forced integration that has been making everybody miserable for the last 50 years. It’s a winning strategy.

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    I agree, but it's hard to find a true black nationalist--blacks realize, even intuitively, that they are much better off in a society organized by whitey, however much they may resent him. Black nationalists tend to want a separate country but one receiving indefinite subsidies from its white neighbors. In my opinion, that's a superior solution to what we have now (your point on the failure of a 50-year forced integration failure is spot-on), but I think it'll take a sea change in public attitudes before we can even begin to discuss it openly.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    I disagree. Every single mainstream conservative group, from fiscal, social values, to libertarians and The Tea Party has consciously tried recruiting blacks within their ranks. All to no avail. They simply aren't buying whatever whitey's selling. And now that they've had one of their own as president, why would they ever think they "need" white authority any more? That's starting to happen among the blacks in Democratic leadership positions. They already have some power and authority in a major political party, there's no reason to believe that any sizable percentage of blacks would junk that in return for....for....what exactly? Nationalism to blacks means "whitey stole it all from us and we want our share to make things right." It's really hard to reason with that sort of collective mindset. As a whole, collectively BLM more accurately speaks for blacks than any nationalism dissident movement ever could.
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  54. Doc says: • Website
    @Grumpy
    Paul Kagame's daughter Ange standing next to Michael Bloomberg.

    https://img00.deviantart.net/f223/i/2015/138/8/d/super_tall_woman_and_mayor_by_lowerrider-d8ttnrj.jpg

    There are some things money can't buy.

    Here…fixed that for you:

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    I like the Kagame family, but putting all your eggs in the basket of one nuclear family to keep the country from blowing up doesn't have a very good track record. Kagame's son went to West Point, so I'm guessing dad intends the Rwandan presidency to be a family business.
    , @Grumpy
    Thanks, Doc. If it seems too good to be true...
    , @Laugh Track

    Here…fixed that for you:

     

    I'd like to see the bottom third of the photo. I'm guessing she's standing on a box.
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  55. eah says:

    OT

    Title BLM is ruining the Univ of Missouri:

    Mizzou Enrollment Tumbles To Lowest Since 2008

    Amid ongoing fallout from the negative media attention and student (and faculty) protests that rocked campus in 2015, the University of Missouri recently welcomed its smallest student body since 2008…This year’s freshman class is the smallest since 2008, with enrollment down about 33% from its peak in 2015.

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    The higher-ed system is quickly becoming a tulip bubble. The defunding of leftist-dominated humanities should be a top priority for the right.
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  56. @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

    the illusion Barry Obama tried to project is that he’s a decisive, brilliant and creative paladin. He’s none of the above. Lightweight central

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  57. e says:

    For a “girly girl” MO seems to have worked pretty hard in the gym on her trapezius and deltoid muscles.

    That said, it isn’t easy for large women to be looked upon as feminine. I’ll give her this: she does have a very pleasing, feminine voice.

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  58. abcde says:

    Well, here:

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    Yes, hell yes, and ...OMG no, make it stop
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    I've always loved how business clothes accentuate the differences between male and female. Broad-shouldered, strong-looking suits make the men look even more masculine than they are, while tailored waists, stilettos and nylonned legs, legs, legs shout female! on the women.

    It's funny because the office is supposed to be a serious place of work, and yet the costumes exaggerate sex.

    It is no wonder professional offices are hotbeds of hookups, affairs and flings -- and the birthplaces of many marriages too.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    Those two Europeans are hot hot hot and Ms. O is not not not.

    However, this image is apparently a photoshop job. According to Snopes, Michelle was not in the same continent as these two when the photo was taken.
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  59. @anonguy

    But she’s kind of a girly girl who doesn’t like sports, and doesn’t like the change in our culture that encouraged people to mention her height and brawn in the guise of offering helpful pro-feminist suggestions.
     
    A footnote or citation would be nice.

    Michelle gladly participated in a push-up contest against Ellen Degeneres and beat her.

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  60. Trelane says:
    @abcde
    Well, here:
    https://i1.wp.com/i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/sittingandbting/firstladies.jpg

    Yes, hell yes, and …OMG no, make it stop

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  61. Maj. Kong says:
    @Forbes
    I've never felt one iota of girly-girl vibe from Mrs. Obama. Prima donna, yes.

    It was a constructed image presented by the campaign advisors. If one thinks back to early 2008, Michelle said something like “When Barack won the nomination, it was the first time I was proud of my country”. It went over like a lead balloon. So they changed her fashion to be more maternal and less corporate. I believe it was quite successful, as both of them maintained a “personal approval” that was often 20 points ahead of their “job approval”.

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, I believe it was a key reason that convinced a higher % of black women to turnout in ’12 vs ’08. Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing). It was also a reason he lost by a wider than expected margin in Ohio.

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    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right,
     
    I think it tarnished Obama and helped Trump get into office.
    , @Pericles

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, ... Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing).

     

    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.
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  62. @Nigerian Nationalist
    Your dislike for football betrays a Red Neck's inability to appreciate the sublime.

    I like baseball.

    Baseball bores a lot of people, especially soccer fans who need to constantly see a bunch of people running around. Baseball is truly sublime. Therefore, I have the ability to appreciate the sublime. It follows, then, that I am not a redneck.

    Whether I am one or not, I like your capitalized spelling of Red Neck. Rednecks deserve the respect it conveys.

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  63. Pat Boyle says:
    @Anonymous
    We keep hearing that , but if you look at her hips and how she walks, it seems to me like there is not much question that we have a high-T black female-one with muscle development that could deck a lot of our pozzed white manlets but nevertheless one who could carry and give birth to an infant. Sort of like Tina Turner.

    If Michelle Obama is really man, please supply some DNA.

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    In what format, Pat?

    (I only have enough samples for the 2 ladies on the left, especially the one in reddish-purple on the left.)
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  64. Maj. Kong says:
    @eah
    OT

    Title BLM is ruining the Univ of Missouri:

    Mizzou Enrollment Tumbles To Lowest Since 2008

    Amid ongoing fallout from the negative media attention and student (and faculty) protests that rocked campus in 2015, the University of Missouri recently welcomed its smallest student body since 2008...This year's freshman class is the smallest since 2008, with enrollment down about 33% from its peak in 2015.

    The higher-ed system is quickly becoming a tulip bubble. The defunding of leftist-dominated humanities should be a top priority for the right.

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  65. @Mikey Darmody
    Michelle's not an attractive woman, but she did learn her lesson after her "First time in my life I am proud of my country" comment. As I recall, she kept her mouth mostly shut after that point. It could indicate that she has some shame. Thankfully, while she was in the White House, she never acted like a mad black woman (mad black women have a tendency to remove their earrings and start swinging their fists like men). The most minstrelly thing that she ever did was sing in a "humorous" rap song on Saturday Night Live. All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn't such a bad thing.

    All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.

    No, that’s not a bad thing, as we all wish the first lady during most of the 1990′s had been more forgettable. It seems like most of the 1st ladies have some type of nanny issue to scold the Americans about. For Michelle Øb☭ma, it was “EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!”.
    I just don’t remember the Bush 1st ladies having some crusade but there was Mrs. Johnson with the anti-littering thing, Mrs. Reagan with “JUST SAY NO!” to drugs, etc.

    With our current 1st lady, I wonder what it will be. We can only hope, knowing Melania’s background, that it will be some sort of “American ladies, wear sexier lingerie!” thing. She does have the expertise.

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    I think Laura Bush's thing was literacy. I really don't remember the elder Mrs. Bush's thing though.

    Melania ought to be focused on health/fitness, but in a more "get off your ass and exercise self-restraint" way than "eat your veggies" way.

    In an a fair world with an honest press corps, Melania would be a star on the level of Princess Diana. Even with an unfriendly press, she'd probably be doing better without Plagiarism-gate. Whoever was responsible for those incidents (I'm now wondering if it was Javanka) ought to be hung from the top of Trump Tower.
    , @Pericles
    Perhaps we were lucky Mrs Obama limited herself to vegetables rather than endorsing physical fitness, such as running, scaling fences, etc.
    , @Alden
    Jackie Kennedy's First Lady thing was
    " look at me, look at me"
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  66. @Doc
    Here...fixed that for you:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8789/17394040481_6b94360485_b.jpg

    I like the Kagame family, but putting all your eggs in the basket of one nuclear family to keep the country from blowing up doesn’t have a very good track record. Kagame’s son went to West Point, so I’m guessing dad intends the Rwandan presidency to be a family business.

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  67. @abcde
    Well, here:
    https://i1.wp.com/i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/sittingandbting/firstladies.jpg

    I’ve always loved how business clothes accentuate the differences between male and female. Broad-shouldered, strong-looking suits make the men look even more masculine than they are, while tailored waists, stilettos and nylonned legs, legs, legs shout female! on the women.

    It’s funny because the office is supposed to be a serious place of work, and yet the costumes exaggerate sex.

    It is no wonder professional offices are hotbeds of hookups, affairs and flings — and the birthplaces of many marriages too.

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    Well, the pantsuit is there to make a woman look like a somewhat more feminized version of a man. I.e., not good, but "professional".

    There's a reason men wear suits (including tuxes) in lots of social contexts, even more if you include sportcoats/blazers, but women only wear pantsuits to the office.
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  68. @Intelligent Dasein
    The natural place for decent Blacks is on the Dissident Right. What we really need is a White Nationalist Colored Brigade. Yes, I'm serious. The best way to solve America's race problem once and for all would be to have two cooperating, mutually recognizing, mutually respectful Black and White separatist parties working in a grand coalition. Just let them try to call us racists then. Nobody could possibly oppose such an idea without openly declaring himself a "forced integrationist," and then he would have to somehow defend the very forced integration that has been making everybody miserable for the last 50 years. It's a winning strategy.

    I agree, but it’s hard to find a true black nationalist–blacks realize, even intuitively, that they are much better off in a society organized by whitey, however much they may resent him. Black nationalists tend to want a separate country but one receiving indefinite subsidies from its white neighbors. In my opinion, that’s a superior solution to what we have now (your point on the failure of a 50-year forced integration failure is spot-on), but I think it’ll take a sea change in public attitudes before we can even begin to discuss it openly.

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    A bit OT here.....
    Check out what happened in Domincan republic...and Haiti.
    They went through a sort of racial struggle there.
    Solution:
    Haiti 90%+ black
    DR...10% black
    The difference between the two countries is like...night and day...
    Perfect for Steve to write some insightful commentary on,
    Perhaps regarding the future of our own identity politics struggle in the USA.....
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  69. @Pericles
    This is a Groundhog Day argument, we got it in Europe for some years until they choked on their lies. It turns out muslim migrants have low human capital and prefer to receive gibs to working. The problem of paying for pensions thus remains, except now enlarged.

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)

    In Canada, they get to bring their family, including elderly parents. I hear there’s an immigrant drive to let the elderly parents (who have paid zero Canadian taxes) start collecting the Old Age Pension right away.

    Of course, they get free medical care as soon they arrive.

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  70. @Pericles
    This is a Groundhog Day argument, we got it in Europe for some years until they choked on their lies. It turns out muslim migrants have low human capital and prefer to receive gibs to working. The problem of paying for pensions thus remains, except now enlarged.

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)

    Sounds like a symptom of fulminant cost disease. Although adding a money-printing variable to such seemingly intractable equations as the above seems to be able to make them work, if only temporarily.

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  71. @Anonym
    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army's version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the "it's".

    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    Hi, Ann!

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    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    I really don't know. You'd have to have the discipline to not jump in and comment yourself. (I don't.) She gets paid by the word and there is no money in internet commenting. I've donated several novels worth of text to Unz so far, but hey, it's a way of influencing the world if you are pissed off at the state of it.

    Then again, I can't imagine reading iSteve and not read the comments. I get as much value from them as Steve's writing, not to say every comment is on that level but it is high. So maybe she does, but I doubt she comments.
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  72. Frau Katze says: • Website
    @jorge videla (BGI volunteer)
    if bruce jenner converted to islam would he have to wear a burqa?

    are there any fatwas on this question?

    He might have to worry about a lot more than that.

    In Chechnya to be openly Lesbian is a crime of honour, ruining the whole family’s reputation.

    This then calls for an honour killing.

    https://www.rferl.org/a/chechnya-lesbians-repression-suffocating-existence/28746353.html?ltflags=mailer

    Gay men don’t have it any easier. Not sure where trannies fit in this scheme, but the society sounds kind of awful. It’s a typical Muslim society.

    The plight of LGBT people in Chechnya triggered international condemnation following an April report by the respected Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which alleged that gay men in the region were being detained, tortured, and in some cases killed in a coordinated campaign.

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  73. @TheUmpteenthGermanOnHere
    "It is indeed kind of annoying when you’re a tall kid who doesn’t like basketball"
    I guess so, although the jury is probably still out as to whether that qualifies as a pico- or a nanoaggression.
    Anyhow, aren't those the true essence of kids' lives? Think of the years when you learned Latin (assuming you did). Annoyingly, you'd get your name treated to Latin declensions.
    Buzzus, Buzza, Buzzum.
    Mohawkus, Mohawka, mo' hokum.
    (I think I can now confidently give you a status raise to microaggression victim.)

    It’s more like an attoaggression. 10^-18.

    – Buzzum Mohokum

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  74. guest says:

    Michelle eventually got to be a girl when she was elected our third co-president, and in one of the more absurd aspects of the Obama administration the MSM pretended she was the new Jackie. Like a fashion model, or something.

    I don’t deny that they probably outfitted her in stuff that sold. That’s a marketing no-brainer. Which you can’t so much do with Republican wives, even when they actually are models like the current first lady. And nobody would buy it with people like Hillary. Not because she’s not a media darling, and not because she’s unfashionable. That obviously doesn’t matter. Rather, because she’s Hillary.

    They could do it with other progressive darlings like Michelle because…I don’t know. Because she’s popular enough and people are too afraid to contradict the image of her as anything but a Great Ape in nice clothes?

    She was literally a fashion plate, but her fab-u-lous image was hilariously manufactured.

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  75. @Jim Don Bob
    Cue the world's smallest violin . . .

    It’s actually a normal sized violin. It just looks small cradled in Michelle’s shoulder.

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  76. Grumpy says:
    @Doc
    Here...fixed that for you:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8789/17394040481_6b94360485_b.jpg

    Thanks, Doc. If it seems too good to be true…

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  77. @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    Here’s a variant on the immigrant who contributes little:

    Why does a Richmond [suburb of Vancouver] neighbourhood with many expensive mansions also appear to be one of the city’s poorest?

    The upscale neighbourhood of Thompson, where properties typically sell in the $1-million to $3-million range, ranks high for poverty, according to Statistics Canada figures.

    But former Richmond Mayor Greg Halsey-Brandt said the predominantly single-family Thompson neighbourhood has “the most expensive homes and the second highest level of household poverty” in Richmond because many residents under-report their global incomes to Canadian tax officials.”

    Richmond is a suburb of Vancouver. It’s now almost entirely Chinese. Who are lying about their world income.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Part+Ritzy+Richmond+neighbourhood+where+many+poor/11136169/story.html

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  78. @Stealth
    What I heard is that legal immigrants doing unskilled work tend to receive more in government benefits than they contribute in taxes. Some of the illegals contribute because they'll never receive SS or Medicare.

    And further, it simply doesn’t add up that IF illegals were contributing so much to the government in the way of helping to fund benefits, pensions, tons of government revenues, etc. then why not simply hire native born Americans? As skilled workers, Americans could do the job at least two times better. Some poster a few posts back made the case that up til about 1950′s, as a whole, Mexicans weren’t particularly known for being better workers than Americans in any field. What’s really changed since then that now these employers can’t possibly survive on hiring native born American workers? Assuming of course that they actually went beyond half-assed efforts at trying to hire them in the first place?

    The jobs that most illegals work are low skilled and mostly cash-based (and under the table in many cases). If employers really cared about helping the US fund its pensions, benefits, etc. then they’d simply hire US citizens. What’s the appeal of hiring illegals? The answer’s fairly obvious, and it’s not to help out the US with its financial problems.

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  79. @Intelligent Dasein
    The natural place for decent Blacks is on the Dissident Right. What we really need is a White Nationalist Colored Brigade. Yes, I'm serious. The best way to solve America's race problem once and for all would be to have two cooperating, mutually recognizing, mutually respectful Black and White separatist parties working in a grand coalition. Just let them try to call us racists then. Nobody could possibly oppose such an idea without openly declaring himself a "forced integrationist," and then he would have to somehow defend the very forced integration that has been making everybody miserable for the last 50 years. It's a winning strategy.

    I disagree. Every single mainstream conservative group, from fiscal, social values, to libertarians and The Tea Party has consciously tried recruiting blacks within their ranks. All to no avail. They simply aren’t buying whatever whitey’s selling. And now that they’ve had one of their own as president, why would they ever think they “need” white authority any more? That’s starting to happen among the blacks in Democratic leadership positions. They already have some power and authority in a major political party, there’s no reason to believe that any sizable percentage of blacks would junk that in return for….for….what exactly? Nationalism to blacks means “whitey stole it all from us and we want our share to make things right.” It’s really hard to reason with that sort of collective mindset. As a whole, collectively BLM more accurately speaks for blacks than any nationalism dissident movement ever could.

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  80. @Doc
    Here...fixed that for you:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8789/17394040481_6b94360485_b.jpg

    Here…fixed that for you:

    I’d like to see the bottom third of the photo. I’m guessing she’s standing on a box.

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    I think so. She says she's 6'4" or 6'5".

    That's really, really tall for a woman, but this group are noticeably taller than the world average.

    There was another photo of her standing with the Obamas and she appeared to be a few inches taller than Michelle.
    , @Doc
    Probably just heels. Bloomberg is five seven - on a good day. Shes' probably somewhere around 6' 3" - 6' 4'; tall, but certainly not freakish.
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  81. @Stealth
    I didn't like Obama at all, but I really hated all of the untrue stuff people said about him and his family. According to acquaintances of mine, Obama is a gay Muslim born in Kenya, but also somehow the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Oh, and his wife is a transvestite named Michael. You can tell old Mike is a tranny by the width of "her" shoulders. Their girls were said to be adoptees.

    I'm sure there are sensible left-wingers (what few of them there are) who would be more willing to give the deplorables a chance if not for this sort of bullshit, which is waaayyyy more common than we like to admit. Sadly, the right is still a hell of a lot classier. After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. The entire left, from top to bottom, has behaved in a most undignified manner toward Donald Trump. The left is evil. I hate them.

    It will be extremely interesting to see if Obama ever releases any of his personal documents / records he had sealed and is sitting on and if he does, what the reaction will be. There is no reason for him not to do it now that he is out of office. To misquote Orwell, by eliminating his past, he was able to control his future, but once he loses control of the narrative he will lose control of his past. I can only guess what skeletons Obama has in his closet but he is definitely hiding something.

    He could release it all now or try to take it to his grave. The left has so much invested in Obama that they need to make a saint out of him. But that requires making sure his past remains in the past. By hollowing out the truth, it created a vacuum that was filled by the cherished myths. But if those myths are ever replaced, what comes rushing in behind it will be worse than the truth.

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    just read Jack Cashill's articles on Obama's poor writing skills; his IQ can easily be deduced from his sloppy thinking. We can assume he is about as intelligent as Eric Holder or Sonia Sotomayor. Most liberals I know have changed their mind about his so-called brilliance, admitting they have buyer's remorse
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  82. @Prof. Woland
    It will be extremely interesting to see if Obama ever releases any of his personal documents / records he had sealed and is sitting on and if he does, what the reaction will be. There is no reason for him not to do it now that he is out of office. To misquote Orwell, by eliminating his past, he was able to control his future, but once he loses control of the narrative he will lose control of his past. I can only guess what skeletons Obama has in his closet but he is definitely hiding something.

    He could release it all now or try to take it to his grave. The left has so much invested in Obama that they need to make a saint out of him. But that requires making sure his past remains in the past. By hollowing out the truth, it created a vacuum that was filled by the cherished myths. But if those myths are ever replaced, what comes rushing in behind it will be worse than the truth.

    just read Jack Cashill’s articles on Obama’s poor writing skills; his IQ can easily be deduced from his sloppy thinking. We can assume he is about as intelligent as Eric Holder or Sonia Sotomayor. Most liberals I know have changed their mind about his so-called brilliance, admitting they have buyer’s remorse

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  83. @abcde
    Well, here:
    https://i1.wp.com/i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/sittingandbting/firstladies.jpg

    Those two Europeans are hot hot hot and Ms. O is not not not.

    However, this image is apparently a photoshop job. According to Snopes, Michelle was not in the same continent as these two when the photo was taken.

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  84. @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

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    The Simpsons covered it too.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I have a distain for soccer football, also John, and I just read your post from 2000 about it. It is about the scoring partially too, but here's my problem with it as someone who has played a few times:

    In soccer there's a ball flying around, and you're neither allowed to CATCH IT nor THROW IT! To me, that's just asinine. Why should I put myself in a position for the ball to hit me on the top of the head? If it's coming at me, I'm gonna' catch it, but then ya always get in a big thing with the "referees" about it. It's natural to throw a ball too, as it's much easier to aim, and it's why, from way way back in our looter-gatherer days, we developed fingers on our hands, not on our feet (and that's no slight to the pinky toe, but just sayin').

    I'll give soccer credit that it's a game of serious cardio-vascular exercise, so for the players that's a big benefit, as compared to, say, baseball, where you may run every 15 minutes once, or maybe not until "Baseball players run for the Rabies Cure" every year or so. But then, why not play ultimate frisbee? I really like how that disk flies, and it's also a game for the cardio-system.

    As to your Olde English saying, shouldn't it be "Football is a game for gentlemen watched by hooligans"? In a new American saying (as of today) we say "Ultimate is a game for hipsters, played by potheads.".

    Oh, as to the dreams of having our comments read by Miss Coulter, she wrote a column bad-mouthing soccer about 2-3 years back also. I did not take any of my comment here from her, but it was one of those serendipidy things that I find with her writing. She has been so spot on on EVERYTHING I've read by her since her coming out ... from necoconnity about 5-10 year's back (slow process for some).
    , @ganderson
    Not a big Jim Rome fan, but he used to call soccer "the sport of the future...and always will be!"
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  85. @Achmed E. Newman

    All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.
     
    No, that's not a bad thing, as we all wish the first lady during most of the 1990's had been more forgettable. It seems like most of the 1st ladies have some type of nanny issue to scold the Americans about. For Michelle Øb☭ma, it was "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!".
    I just don't remember the Bush 1st ladies having some crusade but there was Mrs. Johnson with the anti-littering thing, Mrs. Reagan with "JUST SAY NO!" to drugs, etc.

    With our current 1st lady, I wonder what it will be. We can only hope, knowing Melania's background, that it will be some sort of "American ladies, wear sexier lingerie!" thing. She does have the expertise.

    I think Laura Bush’s thing was literacy. I really don’t remember the elder Mrs. Bush’s thing though.

    Melania ought to be focused on health/fitness, but in a more “get off your ass and exercise self-restraint” way than “eat your veggies” way.

    In an a fair world with an honest press corps, Melania would be a star on the level of Princess Diana. Even with an unfriendly press, she’d probably be doing better without Plagiarism-gate. Whoever was responsible for those incidents (I’m now wondering if it was Javanka) ought to be hung from the top of Trump Tower.

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    I had forgotten about Laura Bush's thing. You can't argue against literacy. The elder Mrs. Bush really looked like an elder, and as a matronly woman and taking into account who that president was, I could picture her big 1st lady thing being baking cookies and sending them to all our "assests" around the globe. Gotta support the assets!
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  86. Anonym says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    Hi, Ann!

    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    I really don’t know. You’d have to have the discipline to not jump in and comment yourself. (I don’t.) She gets paid by the word and there is no money in internet commenting. I’ve donated several novels worth of text to Unz so far, but hey, it’s a way of influencing the world if you are pissed off at the state of it.

    Then again, I can’t imagine reading iSteve and not read the comments. I get as much value from them as Steve’s writing, not to say every comment is on that level but it is high. So maybe she does, but I doubt she comments.

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    She gets paid by the word and there is no money in internet commenting.
     
    What??? My dreams have been dashed !! ----
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  87. Neoconned says:
    @Anonym
    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army's version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the "it's".

    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.

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    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.
     
    Yeah, now she gets buyer's remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Look, if we so overwhelmed culturally and politically by our adversaries, having a wall won't help. (Trump is already in the middle of selling out over DACA, which is a much bigger deal. In terms of practical effect I'd rather have no wall and hold the line on DACA than the other way around.) And if are not, we can do more important things first and then do the wall when the political cost isn't nearly as high.

    It's also useful to note that Trump approval rating is going up, such as it is. In a way that puts us in substantial bind. We desperately need it, but it was gained at the cost of selling out DACA. Frankly I don't think we're completely sunk on immigration yet but if we do win it will be a close run thing at best.
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  88. Neoconned says:
    @Lucifer’s Barrister
    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    I never liked the “she looks like a man” thing. I think deep down she was a well meaning person and certainly isn’t as polarizing a figure as Hillary and her 14 inch toy she carrys around to emasculate Bill with….

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  89. @Pericles
    This is a Groundhog Day argument, we got it in Europe for some years until they choked on their lies. It turns out muslim migrants have low human capital and prefer to receive gibs to working. The problem of paying for pensions thus remains, except now enlarged.

    As I recall, for the US one Peter Schaeffer showed, by dividing total annual health care cost by total annual number of hours worked, that you need to make $15/hour just to pay for your health care. (Kids and wife excluded.)

    Is $15 per hour the cost of the health care or the health insurance? The latter is getting pretty pricey these days.

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    I think it was the national cost of health care as found in the official statistics.

    Obamacare is basically a way to shift the costs of the underclass onto those more responsible and healthy, isn't it?
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    The Simpsons covered it too.

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  91. Boethiuss says:
    @Anonym
    OT:

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army's version too. A very good article.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/ann-coulter-dont-call-great-tweet-china/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/what-the-wall-is-really-about/#comment-2009552

    Yeah, I missed the apostrophe on the "it's".

    I suspect Coulter not only reads iSteve but the comments too! She makes the same point about the Seabees but naturally brings in the Army’s version too. A very good article.

    Ann Coulter is full of it.

    Politically speaking, the wall is too well fortified by the other side to be worth going after. That’s what I was getting at in the comment that became the OP at the link. There’s some chance we could get it, but it wouldn’t be worth it considering all the other things we need to make immigration policy work anyway.

    Let’s just start deporting people and wait till they pitch a wall to us.

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  92. Art Deco says:

    I think your self-confidence in assessing the inner life of people you’ve never met, people you’ve never conversed with, and people who’ve hardly written a word for publication is misplaced.

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  93. Boethiuss says:
    @Neoconned
    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter.....for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.

    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.

    Yeah, now she gets buyer’s remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Look, if we so overwhelmed culturally and politically by our adversaries, having a wall won’t help. (Trump is already in the middle of selling out over DACA, which is a much bigger deal. In terms of practical effect I’d rather have no wall and hold the line on DACA than the other way around.) And if are not, we can do more important things first and then do the wall when the political cost isn’t nearly as high.

    It’s also useful to note that Trump approval rating is going up, such as it is. In a way that puts us in substantial bind. We desperately need it, but it was gained at the cost of selling out DACA. Frankly I don’t think we’re completely sunk on immigration yet but if we do win it will be a close run thing at best.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-daca-jake-tapper-shift-immigration/index.html

    While we're at it, let's also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.
    , @Anonym
    Yeah, now she gets buyer’s remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it's now about whether he gets a second term.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    I don't think you get it. The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important. Similarly, Trump is not important, but the fact of electing him was important. The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.

    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior. Anyone who denies Trump now has to make a case for a better candidate. Rubio? Really? Let's hear about it...
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  94. Boethiuss says:
    @Boethiuss

    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.
     
    Yeah, now she gets buyer's remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Look, if we so overwhelmed culturally and politically by our adversaries, having a wall won't help. (Trump is already in the middle of selling out over DACA, which is a much bigger deal. In terms of practical effect I'd rather have no wall and hold the line on DACA than the other way around.) And if are not, we can do more important things first and then do the wall when the political cost isn't nearly as high.

    It's also useful to note that Trump approval rating is going up, such as it is. In a way that puts us in substantial bind. We desperately need it, but it was gained at the cost of selling out DACA. Frankly I don't think we're completely sunk on immigration yet but if we do win it will be a close run thing at best.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-daca-jake-tapper-shift-immigration/index.html

    While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

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    Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.
     
    No reason to believe that.

    Rubio would have joined the GOPe and Democrats and signed up on Amnesty with Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez grinning in the background.
    , @Peterike
    "While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept."

    Lol!!!
    , @AM

    While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.
     
    What is the attraction of #NeverTrump to twinkly boys in boots anyway? You would have wanted Trudeau, too if he was an option.
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  95. Anonym says:
    @Boethiuss

    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.
     
    Yeah, now she gets buyer's remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Look, if we so overwhelmed culturally and politically by our adversaries, having a wall won't help. (Trump is already in the middle of selling out over DACA, which is a much bigger deal. In terms of practical effect I'd rather have no wall and hold the line on DACA than the other way around.) And if are not, we can do more important things first and then do the wall when the political cost isn't nearly as high.

    It's also useful to note that Trump approval rating is going up, such as it is. In a way that puts us in substantial bind. We desperately need it, but it was gained at the cost of selling out DACA. Frankly I don't think we're completely sunk on immigration yet but if we do win it will be a close run thing at best.

    Yeah, now she gets buyer’s remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it’s now about whether he gets a second term.

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    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it’s now about whether he gets a second term.
     
    God this is so stupid. Like three weeks ago, there was a betting market set by some British bookie or betting house I think, that implied that Trump's probability of finishing is first term is less than 50%.

    And if somehow he does get a second term, what do we expect to be different or better then.
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  96. My biggest objection to Michelle Obama wasn’t the “pride in the U.S. when Barack won,” statement, but her comment that every day she had to “wake up in a [White] House built by slaves.” Good heavens, woman, you’re the FLOTUS; can’t you think of anything else? Really, she’s just another grievance-mongering angry Negress with a chip on her shoulder.

    She did keep her weight down and made herself as attractive as she could within her physical limitations. I’ll give her that.

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  97. @Pat Boyle
    If Michelle Obama is really man, please supply some DNA.

    In what format, Pat?

    (I only have enough samples for the 2 ladies on the left, especially the one in reddish-purple on the left.)

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  98. David says:
    @Trelane
    We know Alan Dershowitz is a fan of Unz foreign affairs editor Phil Giraldi:

    https://youtu.be/SWlWyqKwL40?t=124

    Dershowitz: “Treat us as individuals, don’t generalize, don’t create stereotypes, that’s the problem with articles like [Giraldi's].”

    Dame w/ Big Rack: “Well, you are the chosen people and I love ‘um. Laughs. I’m sorry for all this hate!”

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  99. @Diversity Heretic
    I agree, but it's hard to find a true black nationalist--blacks realize, even intuitively, that they are much better off in a society organized by whitey, however much they may resent him. Black nationalists tend to want a separate country but one receiving indefinite subsidies from its white neighbors. In my opinion, that's a superior solution to what we have now (your point on the failure of a 50-year forced integration failure is spot-on), but I think it'll take a sea change in public attitudes before we can even begin to discuss it openly.

    A bit OT here…..
    Check out what happened in Domincan republic…and Haiti.
    They went through a sort of racial struggle there.
    Solution:
    Haiti 90%+ black
    DR…10% black
    The difference between the two countries is like…night and day…
    Perfect for Steve to write some insightful commentary on,
    Perhaps regarding the future of our own identity politics struggle in the USA…..

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    Jared Diamond has written a lot on Haiti vs. D.R.
    , @Art Deco
    The Dominican Republic's predominantly black and mulatto. The white population is modest. The political class appears to be white / light-mulatto.

    The place is a great deal more affluent than Haiti and hasn't the last 50 years had anywhere near Haiti's political dysfunction. Terrible street crime, though.
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  100. @John Derbyshire

    I have a distain for soccer football, also John, and I just read your post from 2000 about it. It is about the scoring partially too, but here’s my problem with it as someone who has played a few times:

    In soccer there’s a ball flying around, and you’re neither allowed to CATCH IT nor THROW IT! To me, that’s just asinine. Why should I put myself in a position for the ball to hit me on the top of the head? If it’s coming at me, I’m gonna’ catch it, but then ya always get in a big thing with the “referees” about it. It’s natural to throw a ball too, as it’s much easier to aim, and it’s why, from way way back in our looter-gatherer days, we developed fingers on our hands, not on our feet (and that’s no slight to the pinky toe, but just sayin’).

    I’ll give soccer credit that it’s a game of serious cardio-vascular exercise, so for the players that’s a big benefit, as compared to, say, baseball, where you may run every 15 minutes once, or maybe not until “Baseball players run for the Rabies Cure” every year or so. But then, why not play ultimate frisbee? I really like how that disk flies, and it’s also a game for the cardio-system.

    As to your Olde English saying, shouldn’t it be “Football is a game for gentlemen watched by hooligans”? In a new American saying (as of today) we say “Ultimate is a game for hipsters, played by potheads.”.

    Oh, as to the dreams of having our comments read by Miss Coulter, she wrote a column bad-mouthing soccer about 2-3 years back also. I did not take any of my comment here from her, but it was one of those serendipidy things that I find with her writing. She has been so spot on on EVERYTHING I’ve read by her since her coming out … from necoconnity about 5-10 year’s back (slow process for some).

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    My objection to soccer is not that it's low scoring- I'm a hockey fan, an it's pretty low scoring, too. It's that goals rarely result from advancing the ball and making a play, but from PKs and corners.
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  101. @Chrisnonymous
    I think Laura Bush's thing was literacy. I really don't remember the elder Mrs. Bush's thing though.

    Melania ought to be focused on health/fitness, but in a more "get off your ass and exercise self-restraint" way than "eat your veggies" way.

    In an a fair world with an honest press corps, Melania would be a star on the level of Princess Diana. Even with an unfriendly press, she'd probably be doing better without Plagiarism-gate. Whoever was responsible for those incidents (I'm now wondering if it was Javanka) ought to be hung from the top of Trump Tower.

    I had forgotten about Laura Bush’s thing. You can’t argue against literacy. The elder Mrs. Bush really looked like an elder, and as a matronly woman and taking into account who that president was, I could picture her big 1st lady thing being baking cookies and sending them to all our “assests” around the globe. Gotta support the assets!

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  102. @Laugh Track

    Here…fixed that for you:

     

    I'd like to see the bottom third of the photo. I'm guessing she's standing on a box.

    I think so. She says she’s 6’4″ or 6’5″.

    That’s really, really tall for a woman, but this group are noticeably taller than the world average.

    There was another photo of her standing with the Obamas and she appeared to be a few inches taller than Michelle.

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  103. bomag says:
    @Maj. Kong
    It was a constructed image presented by the campaign advisors. If one thinks back to early 2008, Michelle said something like "When Barack won the nomination, it was the first time I was proud of my country". It went over like a lead balloon. So they changed her fashion to be more maternal and less corporate. I believe it was quite successful, as both of them maintained a "personal approval" that was often 20 points ahead of their "job approval".

    The "birther" movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, I believe it was a key reason that convinced a higher % of black women to turnout in '12 vs '08. Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing). It was also a reason he lost by a wider than expected margin in Ohio.

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right,

    I think it tarnished Obama and helped Trump get into office.

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    Trump forced Obama to release the birth certificate, which was the only time that a Republican ever inflicted a political defeat on Obama. The issue largely dropped off the radar after that, but it also helped defeat Ted Cruz in the primaries.
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  104. Rifleman says:
    @anon
    Her niece, Leslie Robinson, is a forward for Princeton. Second team All-Ivy with a north of 48 field goal percentage last year. And remember, there are no athletic scholarships in the totally meritocratic Ivy League! She's a student who happens to play a sport!

    Personal: Father and former Tiger, Craig Robinson, is one of only two men’s players in Princeton history to twice be named Ivy League Player of the Year … her aunt Michelle Robinson (Michelle Obama) graduated from Princeton in 1985 and was the First Lady of the United States and is the wife of former President Barack Obama ... majoring in sociology.
     

    Her niece, Leslie Robinson, is a forward for Princeton.

    And another black ivy leager with a White mother.

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  105. @unit472
    She also would have excelled as a domestic. She could do windows without a ladder and her long reach would make vacuuming a breeze.

    I had an idea for a novel or extended short story: The love affair that rocked DC,Michelle O and Clarence Thomas!
    “This is so wrong!So wrong!”
    “Then tell me,why does it feel…so right!”

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  106. Rifleman says:

    The passage of Title IX to promote women’s sports in 1972 when Michelle Robinson was eight…

    You think Michele’s life was ruined at age 8?

    So going to Princeton, Harvard Law, getting married to a Harvard law graduate, having 2 daughters, becoming first lady of the US, becoming a multimillionaire who socializes with the world’s elite and becoming one of America’s most popular public figures is nothing but a 45 year road of ruin?

    Who is trolling now?

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  107. Rifleman says:
    @Boethiuss
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-daca-jake-tapper-shift-immigration/index.html

    While we're at it, let's also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

    Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

    No reason to believe that.

    Rubio would have joined the GOPe and Democrats and signed up on Amnesty with Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez grinning in the background.

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    Rubio would have joined the GOPe and Democrats and signed up on Amnesty with Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez grinning in the background.
     
    No no no, that's not going to fly. This is where you have to turn your brain on for a minute instead of kneejerking something stupid.

    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn't, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D's have a working majority in Congress. No, that's a promise he has to keep.

    Let's remember that at the time, DACA was widely perceived to be an example of Obama cheating/cutting corners around Congress, and this interpretation was largely reinforced by the judgments of the courts.

    That's been largely forgotten now that Trump is President. Now that Trump is President, everybody in America who's not commenting on iSteve automatically gives themselves an extra 10 IQ points for opposing whatever Trump wants. That makes things much more difficult for us. The reality is, Trump has significantly moved the Overton Window in our favor for the duration of his candidacy and Presidency. But within the Overton Window, we are much weaker.
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  108. Doc says:
    @Laugh Track

    Here…fixed that for you:

     

    I'd like to see the bottom third of the photo. I'm guessing she's standing on a box.

    Probably just heels. Bloomberg is five seven – on a good day. Shes’ probably somewhere around 6′ 3″ – 6′ 4′; tall, but certainly not freakish.

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  109. Wency says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    I've always loved how business clothes accentuate the differences between male and female. Broad-shouldered, strong-looking suits make the men look even more masculine than they are, while tailored waists, stilettos and nylonned legs, legs, legs shout female! on the women.

    It's funny because the office is supposed to be a serious place of work, and yet the costumes exaggerate sex.

    It is no wonder professional offices are hotbeds of hookups, affairs and flings -- and the birthplaces of many marriages too.

    Well, the pantsuit is there to make a woman look like a somewhat more feminized version of a man. I.e., not good, but “professional”.

    There’s a reason men wear suits (including tuxes) in lots of social contexts, even more if you include sportcoats/blazers, but women only wear pantsuits to the office.

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    They can simply wear dresses or skirts to the office and still keep the professional look, you know. Of course the pantsuit can hide certain unpleasant aspects that mother nature has bestowed on women of all ages.

    First lady Melania should never be caught wearing a pantsuit. Doesn't need it, and she looks just fine in a skirt.
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  110. @Boethiuss

    I really like her immigration points but other than that REALLY not a fan of Miss Coulter…..for a variety of reasons. But on occasions she has good points.
     
    Yeah, now she gets buyer's remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Look, if we so overwhelmed culturally and politically by our adversaries, having a wall won't help. (Trump is already in the middle of selling out over DACA, which is a much bigger deal. In terms of practical effect I'd rather have no wall and hold the line on DACA than the other way around.) And if are not, we can do more important things first and then do the wall when the political cost isn't nearly as high.

    It's also useful to note that Trump approval rating is going up, such as it is. In a way that puts us in substantial bind. We desperately need it, but it was gained at the cost of selling out DACA. Frankly I don't think we're completely sunk on immigration yet but if we do win it will be a close run thing at best.

    I don’t think you get it. The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important. Similarly, Trump is not important, but the fact of electing him was important. The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.

    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior. Anyone who denies Trump now has to make a case for a better candidate. Rubio? Really? Let’s hear about it…

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    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior.
     
    Given her less than savvy reactions to his actual administration, I think she saw him as savior. She's deeply invested in the US and her books paint rather gruesome if true picture of what's going on.

    I think she saw Trump piloting the airplane of the US out of it's downward trajectory, I saw him as piloting us to something significantly less brutal than a complete crash landing. Trump is not in position to change the course of the US, but he might guide it to a place where we've got a chance to recover and rebuild.

    , @Boethiuss

    I don’t think you get it.
     
    Oh, I think I do.

    The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important.
     
    So why don't we fight over the wall in a situation where we'll win? If you're one of those partisans for the Confederacy, this is a time to act like Longstreet, not Lee. The opponents are well dug in against us, and we have other fish to fry.

    The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.
     
    What wall? We don't have a wall to trade, they do, that's the point. Given the deals Trump is likely to make to protect his image and his enjoyment in his job, we'll very likely be much the worse off.
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  111. Pericles says:
    @Triumph104
    Agree, since Michelle forced her own daughters to play sports.

    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/us/politics/obama-girls-though-unheard-figure-prominently-in-race.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share

    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

    Obviously math was out of the question.

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    Obviously math was out of the question.

    They've been attending Sidwell Friends, a swank private academy in Washington. Such schools do not offer special ed courses or vocational courses, nor are they British-type schools where you specialize. She'd have been studying 2d year algebra, geometry, pre-calculus or calculus in her last years there.
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  112. Pericles says:
    @Maj. Kong
    It was a constructed image presented by the campaign advisors. If one thinks back to early 2008, Michelle said something like "When Barack won the nomination, it was the first time I was proud of my country". It went over like a lead balloon. So they changed her fashion to be more maternal and less corporate. I believe it was quite successful, as both of them maintained a "personal approval" that was often 20 points ahead of their "job approval".

    The "birther" movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, I believe it was a key reason that convinced a higher % of black women to turnout in '12 vs '08. Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing). It was also a reason he lost by a wider than expected margin in Ohio.

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, … Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing).

    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.

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    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.
     
    Mitt didn't lose Florida for that reason. Mitt Romney lost Florida because he was the white, Mormon, GOP version of Barack Obama's Presidency. What a dork and to think I voted for the guy.
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  113. ganderson says:
    @John Derbyshire

    Not a big Jim Rome fan, but he used to call soccer “the sport of the future…and always will be!”

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  114. eD says:
    @Sunbeam
    It's DC, but does the typical Howard student even know who Comey is? What position he held?

    I'd imagine he is just another dorky white dude to them.

    The odd marriage of convenience in the Democratic Party has been remarked on many times here, but just to repeat something:

    Most black people are very, very uncomfortable in SJW meccas like SF. Or Minnesota, or Seattle. Actually people like Pelosi or Comey really chap their ass, just by existing really. Totally incompatible species in the terrarium.

    Really can't see how that coalition can exist much longer. Becomes more and more unstable as hispanic and asian numbers increase.

    Also can't imagine what happens if entitlements and the various make-work programs the government has ever take a haircut. I think that is coming.

    This is really off topic, which seems to be the excellent topic of why basketball sucks and only Blacks will play the game, but the throwaway comment about Nancy Pelosi as the typical SJW requires correction. I’m in an ornery mood this afternoon.

    A quick glance at her wikipedia bio reveals that Pelosi was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of a Mayor of Baltimore, who was an immigrant from southern Italy. I’m not quite as up to date on ID pol as I should be, but my understanding is that both being from Baltimore and an Italian American causes you to lose large amounts of SJW points.

    There is a serious point around here, which is that the Democratic Party is in essence a machine politics party. It was started by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren as such and has never really moved far from that. Its amazing how many politically award people on the left and the right have trouble getting this.

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    For the last 50 years and 15 years before she became a congress critter Pelosi has been the major fundraiser for the California democrats. She is also part of the extremely tight San Francisco WillieBrown, Jerry Brown Feinstein Boxer Kanela Harris, group that rules the California democrats and their 55 electoral votes.

    Except for Willie Brown and Harris they are all rich Whites but their championing gays and Hispanics since the late 1960s makes them heroes of the democrats.

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  115. Pericles says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.
     
    No, that's not a bad thing, as we all wish the first lady during most of the 1990's had been more forgettable. It seems like most of the 1st ladies have some type of nanny issue to scold the Americans about. For Michelle Øb☭ma, it was "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!".
    I just don't remember the Bush 1st ladies having some crusade but there was Mrs. Johnson with the anti-littering thing, Mrs. Reagan with "JUST SAY NO!" to drugs, etc.

    With our current 1st lady, I wonder what it will be. We can only hope, knowing Melania's background, that it will be some sort of "American ladies, wear sexier lingerie!" thing. She does have the expertise.

    Perhaps we were lucky Mrs Obama limited herself to vegetables rather than endorsing physical fitness, such as running, scaling fences, etc.

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    Yeah, most of them are AGAINST something, as it's a nanny-state thing (enshrined in the Constitution under Article -IV, section (a) under "Presidential Significant Other - Duties and Responsibiltiies). Mrs. Øb☭ma was more about DON'T eat this junk rather than DO eat vegetables, but, yes, we were lucky.

    Instead of having endorsed some physical fitness, where she might have shown up her husband by throwing a ball without looking faggy, she could have been AGAINST something physical, say cow tipping. I could see that as a worthy cause, as you really gotta watch it. It was said somewhere on the internet that before becoming 1st lady, Michelle Øb☭ma had had a bad experience with cow tipping. Quickly, a couple of farm hands set her straight back on her feet, but this is why she wanted to move upstate in Illinois, apparently, according to the internet. ;-}

    "Movin' on up.....
    to to north side.
    we finally got our piece of the cow pie -- eye -- eye!"
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  116. OT: The 2017 SAT scores for Michigan are available by race. I picked Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School, one of the best in the state. Enrollment is approximately 15% Asian, 15% black, 5% Hispanic, and 60% white with over 1600 students.

    Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (decimals dropped)
    All Students — 594 reading, 605 math – 1200/1600 combined
    Asian- 642 reading, 714 math – 1356
    Black- 490 reading, 468 math -958
    Economically disadvantaged,- 478 reading, 472 math- 951
    English Language Learner- 471 reading, 551 math- 1022
    Hispanic- 507 reading, 494 math- 1002
    White- 619 reading, 625 math- 1244

    http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/look_up_2017_sat_scores_for_mi.html

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  117. Pericles says:
    @The Alarmist
    Is $15 per hour the cost of the health care or the health insurance? The latter is getting pretty pricey these days.

    I think it was the national cost of health care as found in the official statistics.

    Obamacare is basically a way to shift the costs of the underclass onto those more responsible and healthy, isn’t it?

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    "The underclass" qualified and continue to qualify for Medicaid. The people Obamacare was notionally supposed to assist were people who fell ill with something when they were between plans, people working for small employers without coverage, impecunious self-employed people, and miscellany. That would have consisted of people above the 30th percentile in household income (and people below the 30th percentile who unaccountably did not sign up for Medicaid).
    , @The Alarmist
    That's part of it. What it really is is a means of reducing the middle class to penury by making them fund the poor and unhealthy, while also enriching a few groups of crony oligarchs along the way.

    The irony is that if the Dems were serious about making healthcare available to the indigent or those who could not attain coverage in the market, they would have ramped up the public health corps and its network of community clinics, most of which charge on a sliding scale based on affordability. The problem with that is that this would in many peoples' eyes a second-tier healthcare channel, and that would immediately be deemed "unfair." It would also pit drug makers, equipment manufacturers, and medical specialists (cardiologists, oncologists, etc.) directly against the government for their fees, and that would be a no-win for them in the face of explicitly budgeted and therefore limited resources. Which, by the way, is why single-payer will ulimately fail.

    So instead of going the simpler, achievable, and more affordable route and risking the wrath of a rather large voting bloc, it was politically easier to lump the entire nation into one giant, fungible morass that would allow the oligarchs to pick the pockets of consumers directly rather than fighting it out with the single-payer, pretending all along that while imperfect, it is still a market-oriented approach with a few tweaks to make it fairer.
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  118. Pericles says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    It is indeed kind of annoying when you're a tall kid who doesn't like basketball and people keep telling you that you should sign up for basketball.

    Basketball sucks.

    Watching it is awful too. I don't understand people who can watch basketball. Especially the professional games. "Oh my God, those pituitary cases from the hood have run around dribbling for an hour, and now they're only one point apart! One point! (once again) It's down to the last shot! (again)"

    The only thing worse is soccer (oh, excuse me, "futbol"). For the opposite reasons. A bunch of guys running around without scoring.

    What is better in life than 0-0 at full time followed by 30 minutes of cautious, scoreless play, then a penalty shootout?

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  119. Peterike says:
    @Boethiuss
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-daca-jake-tapper-shift-immigration/index.html

    While we're at it, let's also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

    “While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.”

    Lol!!!

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    @Peterike
    "While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept."

    Lol!!!

    I think if you have any bridges or swampland waterfront property to sell you have found a good customer.

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  121. Art Deco says:
    @Pericles
    I think it was the national cost of health care as found in the official statistics.

    Obamacare is basically a way to shift the costs of the underclass onto those more responsible and healthy, isn't it?

    “The underclass” qualified and continue to qualify for Medicaid. The people Obamacare was notionally supposed to assist were people who fell ill with something when they were between plans, people working for small employers without coverage, impecunious self-employed people, and miscellany. That would have consisted of people above the 30th percentile in household income (and people below the 30th percentile who unaccountably did not sign up for Medicaid).

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  122. @Fred Flintsteen
    A bit OT here.....
    Check out what happened in Domincan republic...and Haiti.
    They went through a sort of racial struggle there.
    Solution:
    Haiti 90%+ black
    DR...10% black
    The difference between the two countries is like...night and day...
    Perfect for Steve to write some insightful commentary on,
    Perhaps regarding the future of our own identity politics struggle in the USA.....

    Jared Diamond has written a lot on Haiti vs. D.R.

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    Hey, what happened to my ex-1st-lady cow-tipping joke? It came from right up in here, man.
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  123. Art Deco says:
    @Pericles

    Malia and Sasha had to take up two sports: one they chose and one selected by their mother. “I want them to understand what it feels like to do something you don’t like and to improve,” the first lady has said.

     

    Obviously math was out of the question.

    Obviously math was out of the question.

    They’ve been attending Sidwell Friends, a swank private academy in Washington. Such schools do not offer special ed courses or vocational courses, nor are they British-type schools where you specialize. She’d have been studying 2d year algebra, geometry, pre-calculus or calculus in her last years there.

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    They don't have to go to Sidwell Friends to learn those math classes. Nearly every single public high school in US offers classes in geometry, alg. 1 & 2, pre-calculus/calculus. In some states, one actually has to have 3 yrs of math in order to graduate.
    His point was probably more along the lines that you won't be seeing either of Obama's kids winning a Fields Medal one day, much less either of them majoring in a STEM discipline in college.
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  124. Art Deco says:
    @Fred Flintsteen
    A bit OT here.....
    Check out what happened in Domincan republic...and Haiti.
    They went through a sort of racial struggle there.
    Solution:
    Haiti 90%+ black
    DR...10% black
    The difference between the two countries is like...night and day...
    Perfect for Steve to write some insightful commentary on,
    Perhaps regarding the future of our own identity politics struggle in the USA.....

    The Dominican Republic’s predominantly black and mulatto. The white population is modest. The political class appears to be white / light-mulatto.

    The place is a great deal more affluent than Haiti and hasn’t the last 50 years had anywhere near Haiti’s political dysfunction. Terrible street crime, though.

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  125. @Wency
    Well, the pantsuit is there to make a woman look like a somewhat more feminized version of a man. I.e., not good, but "professional".

    There's a reason men wear suits (including tuxes) in lots of social contexts, even more if you include sportcoats/blazers, but women only wear pantsuits to the office.

    They can simply wear dresses or skirts to the office and still keep the professional look, you know. Of course the pantsuit can hide certain unpleasant aspects that mother nature has bestowed on women of all ages.

    First lady Melania should never be caught wearing a pantsuit. Doesn’t need it, and she looks just fine in a skirt.

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  126. @Art Deco
    Obviously math was out of the question.

    They've been attending Sidwell Friends, a swank private academy in Washington. Such schools do not offer special ed courses or vocational courses, nor are they British-type schools where you specialize. She'd have been studying 2d year algebra, geometry, pre-calculus or calculus in her last years there.

    They don’t have to go to Sidwell Friends to learn those math classes. Nearly every single public high school in US offers classes in geometry, alg. 1 & 2, pre-calculus/calculus. In some states, one actually has to have 3 yrs of math in order to graduate.
    His point was probably more along the lines that you won’t be seeing either of Obama’s kids winning a Fields Medal one day, much less either of them majoring in a STEM discipline in college.

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    "His point was probably more along the lines that you won’t be seeing either of Obama’s kids winning a Fields Medal one day, much less either of them majoring in a STEM discipline in college."

    Malia will be majoring in film (talented students major in film at the grad school level; as undergrads they'll study literature, which is much more difficult than film). Assuming she has a 100 IQ, I predict that she will use her father's Hollywood contacts to form a production company to produce various SJW documentaries aimed at various antiwhite causes including BLM. Since she most likely will prove to be about as talented as her mother, we can presume that she will not perform any of the difficult tasks involved in film making.

    I also predict that Harvard's reputation will continue to decline as the school is fast becoming linked with the affirmative action aristocracy.

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  127. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    They don't have to go to Sidwell Friends to learn those math classes. Nearly every single public high school in US offers classes in geometry, alg. 1 & 2, pre-calculus/calculus. In some states, one actually has to have 3 yrs of math in order to graduate.
    His point was probably more along the lines that you won't be seeing either of Obama's kids winning a Fields Medal one day, much less either of them majoring in a STEM discipline in college.

    “His point was probably more along the lines that you won’t be seeing either of Obama’s kids winning a Fields Medal one day, much less either of them majoring in a STEM discipline in college.”

    Malia will be majoring in film (talented students major in film at the grad school level; as undergrads they’ll study literature, which is much more difficult than film). Assuming she has a 100 IQ, I predict that she will use her father’s Hollywood contacts to form a production company to produce various SJW documentaries aimed at various antiwhite causes including BLM. Since she most likely will prove to be about as talented as her mother, we can presume that she will not perform any of the difficult tasks involved in film making.

    I also predict that Harvard’s reputation will continue to decline as the school is fast becoming linked with the affirmative action aristocracy.

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  128. @Pericles
    Perhaps we were lucky Mrs Obama limited herself to vegetables rather than endorsing physical fitness, such as running, scaling fences, etc.

    Yeah, most of them are AGAINST something, as it’s a nanny-state thing (enshrined in the Constitution under Article -IV, section (a) under “Presidential Significant Other – Duties and Responsibiltiies). Mrs. Øb☭ma was more about DON’T eat this junk rather than DO eat vegetables, but, yes, we were lucky.

    Instead of having endorsed some physical fitness, where she might have shown up her husband by throwing a ball without looking faggy, she could have been AGAINST something physical, say cow tipping. I could see that as a worthy cause, as you really gotta watch it. It was said somewhere on the internet that before becoming 1st lady, Michelle Øb☭ma had had a bad experience with cow tipping. Quickly, a couple of farm hands set her straight back on her feet, but this is why she wanted to move upstate in Illinois, apparently, according to the internet. ;-}

    “Movin’ on up…..
    to to north side.
    we finally got our piece of the cow pie — eye — eye!”

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  129. Ganderson says:
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    I have a distain for soccer football, also John, and I just read your post from 2000 about it. It is about the scoring partially too, but here's my problem with it as someone who has played a few times:

    In soccer there's a ball flying around, and you're neither allowed to CATCH IT nor THROW IT! To me, that's just asinine. Why should I put myself in a position for the ball to hit me on the top of the head? If it's coming at me, I'm gonna' catch it, but then ya always get in a big thing with the "referees" about it. It's natural to throw a ball too, as it's much easier to aim, and it's why, from way way back in our looter-gatherer days, we developed fingers on our hands, not on our feet (and that's no slight to the pinky toe, but just sayin').

    I'll give soccer credit that it's a game of serious cardio-vascular exercise, so for the players that's a big benefit, as compared to, say, baseball, where you may run every 15 minutes once, or maybe not until "Baseball players run for the Rabies Cure" every year or so. But then, why not play ultimate frisbee? I really like how that disk flies, and it's also a game for the cardio-system.

    As to your Olde English saying, shouldn't it be "Football is a game for gentlemen watched by hooligans"? In a new American saying (as of today) we say "Ultimate is a game for hipsters, played by potheads.".

    Oh, as to the dreams of having our comments read by Miss Coulter, she wrote a column bad-mouthing soccer about 2-3 years back also. I did not take any of my comment here from her, but it was one of those serendipidy things that I find with her writing. She has been so spot on on EVERYTHING I've read by her since her coming out ... from necoconnity about 5-10 year's back (slow process for some).

    My objection to soccer is not that it’s low scoring- I’m a hockey fan, an it’s pretty low scoring, too. It’s that goals rarely result from advancing the ball and making a play, but from PKs and corners.

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    The difference in the offsides rule in each contributes to this.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    There are simple rule changes to counteract that problem.
    1. Shorten the field's distance by 30-40%. The NHL's ice perimeter isn't as long nor as wide as professional soccer (at the World Cup level, Premier League, etc).
    2. Widen the length of the nets. In other words, make the goalies have more ground to cover in defending their nets. The NHL goalies have a much shorter net to defend.

    Also bear in mind for the most part, NHLers aren't playing a full 60 minutes much less 40 or 50 minutes per game whereas in soccer oftentimes the starting players play a full 90 minutes (not a whole lot of substitutions compared to NHL, NBA, or NFL). Let's see an NHLer play nonstop on the ice for a full 20 minutes per period.
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  130. @Pericles
    I think it was the national cost of health care as found in the official statistics.

    Obamacare is basically a way to shift the costs of the underclass onto those more responsible and healthy, isn't it?

    That’s part of it. What it really is is a means of reducing the middle class to penury by making them fund the poor and unhealthy, while also enriching a few groups of crony oligarchs along the way.

    The irony is that if the Dems were serious about making healthcare available to the indigent or those who could not attain coverage in the market, they would have ramped up the public health corps and its network of community clinics, most of which charge on a sliding scale based on affordability. The problem with that is that this would in many peoples’ eyes a second-tier healthcare channel, and that would immediately be deemed “unfair.” It would also pit drug makers, equipment manufacturers, and medical specialists (cardiologists, oncologists, etc.) directly against the government for their fees, and that would be a no-win for them in the face of explicitly budgeted and therefore limited resources. Which, by the way, is why single-payer will ulimately fail.

    So instead of going the simpler, achievable, and more affordable route and risking the wrath of a rather large voting bloc, it was politically easier to lump the entire nation into one giant, fungible morass that would allow the oligarchs to pick the pockets of consumers directly rather than fighting it out with the single-payer, pretending all along that while imperfect, it is still a market-oriented approach with a few tweaks to make it fairer.

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  131. AM says:
    @Anonym
    You think Coulter really reads the comments? Seriously?

    I really don't know. You'd have to have the discipline to not jump in and comment yourself. (I don't.) She gets paid by the word and there is no money in internet commenting. I've donated several novels worth of text to Unz so far, but hey, it's a way of influencing the world if you are pissed off at the state of it.

    Then again, I can't imagine reading iSteve and not read the comments. I get as much value from them as Steve's writing, not to say every comment is on that level but it is high. So maybe she does, but I doubt she comments.

    She gets paid by the word and there is no money in internet commenting.

    What??? My dreams have been dashed !! —-

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  132. AM says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    I don't think you get it. The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important. Similarly, Trump is not important, but the fact of electing him was important. The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.

    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior. Anyone who denies Trump now has to make a case for a better candidate. Rubio? Really? Let's hear about it...

    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior.

    Given her less than savvy reactions to his actual administration, I think she saw him as savior. She’s deeply invested in the US and her books paint rather gruesome if true picture of what’s going on.

    I think she saw Trump piloting the airplane of the US out of it’s downward trajectory, I saw him as piloting us to something significantly less brutal than a complete crash landing. Trump is not in position to change the course of the US, but he might guide it to a place where we’ve got a chance to recover and rebuild.

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  133. AM says:
    @Boethiuss
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-daca-jake-tapper-shift-immigration/index.html

    While we're at it, let's also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

    While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.

    What is the attraction of #NeverTrump to twinkly boys in boots anyway? You would have wanted Trudeau, too if he was an option.

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    What is the attraction of #NeverTrump to twinkly boys in boots anyway? You would have wanted Trudeau, too if he was an option.
     
    Well, this isn't directly a question for me. I wasn't NeverTrump (voted for him over Hillary) and Cruz was my candidate in the primaries.

    In fact, it isn't even really about the alternatives so much as the weakness of Trump the President as opposed to Trump the candidate. Because of the lay of the land, people who voted for Hillary were obligated to support her and empower her and agree with her in ways that didn't apply to Trump. Lots of people voted for Trump just to shake things up or to oppose Hillary.
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  134. AM says:
    @Pericles

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right, ... Romney almost certainly lost Florida because of it (and the Trayvon Martin killing).

     

    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.

    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.

    Mitt didn’t lose Florida for that reason. Mitt Romney lost Florida because he was the white, Mormon, GOP version of Barack Obama’s Presidency. What a dork and to think I voted for the guy.

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    I voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary--sorta liked him. I liked Mitt Romney a lot less after he got the Republican nomination and dropped his border-control stance. I despised Mitt Romney after he came out against Trump and did his best to destroy his candidacy and now presidency. He's a miserable human being.
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  135. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Ganderson
    My objection to soccer is not that it's low scoring- I'm a hockey fan, an it's pretty low scoring, too. It's that goals rarely result from advancing the ball and making a play, but from PKs and corners.

    The difference in the offsides rule in each contributes to this.

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  136. Boethiuss says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    I don't think you get it. The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important. Similarly, Trump is not important, but the fact of electing him was important. The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.

    Coulter was not wrong on Trump. She saw him correctly as a tool, not a savior. Anyone who denies Trump now has to make a case for a better candidate. Rubio? Really? Let's hear about it...

    I don’t think you get it.

    Oh, I think I do.

    The wall is not that important, but winning the fight on over the wall is important.

    So why don’t we fight over the wall in a situation where we’ll win? If you’re one of those partisans for the Confederacy, this is a time to act like Longstreet, not Lee. The opponents are well dug in against us, and we have other fish to fry.

    The wall should be traded in if we can better ways of reducing the brown menace in return, but otherwise, the wall is an important symbol.

    What wall? We don’t have a wall to trade, they do, that’s the point. Given the deals Trump is likely to make to protect his image and his enjoyment in his job, we’ll very likely be much the worse off.

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  137. Boethiuss says:
    @Rifleman

    Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.
     
    No reason to believe that.

    Rubio would have joined the GOPe and Democrats and signed up on Amnesty with Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez grinning in the background.

    Rubio would have joined the GOPe and Democrats and signed up on Amnesty with Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez grinning in the background.

    No no no, that’s not going to fly. This is where you have to turn your brain on for a minute instead of kneejerking something stupid.

    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn’t, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D’s have a working majority in Congress. No, that’s a promise he has to keep.

    Let’s remember that at the time, DACA was widely perceived to be an example of Obama cheating/cutting corners around Congress, and this interpretation was largely reinforced by the judgments of the courts.

    That’s been largely forgotten now that Trump is President. Now that Trump is President, everybody in America who’s not commenting on iSteve automatically gives themselves an extra 10 IQ points for opposing whatever Trump wants. That makes things much more difficult for us. The reality is, Trump has significantly moved the Overton Window in our favor for the duration of his candidacy and Presidency. But within the Overton Window, we are much weaker.

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  138. Boethiuss says:
    @Anonym
    Yeah, now she gets buyer’s remorse for Trump, fat lot of good that does us.

    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it's now about whether he gets a second term.

    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it’s now about whether he gets a second term.

    God this is so stupid. Like three weeks ago, there was a betting market set by some British bookie or betting house I think, that implied that Trump’s probability of finishing is first term is less than 50%.

    And if somehow he does get a second term, what do we expect to be different or better then.

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    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn’t, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D’s have a working majority in Congress. No, that’s a promise he has to keep.
     
    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.
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  139. Alden says:
    @It's All Ball Bearings
    "After all, Republican politicians never took that stuff seriously. They certainly never called for an investigation to make sure Obama was eligible to become president. "

    Due to the Dems getting out in front of it by passing a Senate resolution recognizing that McCain was eligible to run for president... https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/sres511/text

    The resolution has Obama's name on it and makes dubious claims about there being no definition in the Constitution about "natural born citizen", but that the 1790 Congress did define it. It also vaguely admits (the resolution) that McCain was born to "Americans." BHO jr. was born to a British subject and British law recognizes him as a British citizen.

    BHO’s legal father was a British citizen. But he was born in the United States and his Mother was an American born in the United States.

    Even if both parents were foreigners, BHO would be a natural born anchor baby according to the 14 th amendment.

    From looking at pictures and knowing the communist background of Anne Dunham and her parents I’m inclined to think Frank Marshall Davis was the natural father and that butt ugly African benefited from a green card marriage.

    For several decades in the mid 20th century commie girls like Anne Dunham were raised to marry black men to produce a mulatto revolutionary force.

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    Has Barack Obama ever held a British passport? Is that how he traveled to Pakistan?
    Frankly, I'm not convinced his father was Barack senior, but who knows who the real father was? Maybe Stanley Dunham herself never knew, being naturally promiscuous, and because her CIA father was sort of pimping Stanley Ann out to several African students at the same time, for intelligence purposes.
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  140. Alden says:
    @eD
    This is really off topic, which seems to be the excellent topic of why basketball sucks and only Blacks will play the game, but the throwaway comment about Nancy Pelosi as the typical SJW requires correction. I'm in an ornery mood this afternoon.

    A quick glance at her wikipedia bio reveals that Pelosi was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of a Mayor of Baltimore, who was an immigrant from southern Italy. I'm not quite as up to date on ID pol as I should be, but my understanding is that both being from Baltimore and an Italian American causes you to lose large amounts of SJW points.

    There is a serious point around here, which is that the Democratic Party is in essence a machine politics party. It was started by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren as such and has never really moved far from that. Its amazing how many politically award people on the left and the right have trouble getting this.

    For the last 50 years and 15 years before she became a congress critter Pelosi has been the major fundraiser for the California democrats. She is also part of the extremely tight San Francisco WillieBrown, Jerry Brown Feinstein Boxer Kanela Harris, group that rules the California democrats and their 55 electoral votes.

    Except for Willie Brown and Harris they are all rich Whites but their championing gays and Hispanics since the late 1960s makes them heroes of the democrats.

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  141. Alden says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    All in all, a rather forgettable first lady, which isn’t such a bad thing.
     
    No, that's not a bad thing, as we all wish the first lady during most of the 1990's had been more forgettable. It seems like most of the 1st ladies have some type of nanny issue to scold the Americans about. For Michelle Øb☭ma, it was "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!".
    I just don't remember the Bush 1st ladies having some crusade but there was Mrs. Johnson with the anti-littering thing, Mrs. Reagan with "JUST SAY NO!" to drugs, etc.

    With our current 1st lady, I wonder what it will be. We can only hope, knowing Melania's background, that it will be some sort of "American ladies, wear sexier lingerie!" thing. She does have the expertise.

    Jackie Kennedy’s First Lady thing was
    ” look at me, look at me”

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  142. @Ganderson
    My objection to soccer is not that it's low scoring- I'm a hockey fan, an it's pretty low scoring, too. It's that goals rarely result from advancing the ball and making a play, but from PKs and corners.

    There are simple rule changes to counteract that problem.
    1. Shorten the field’s distance by 30-40%. The NHL’s ice perimeter isn’t as long nor as wide as professional soccer (at the World Cup level, Premier League, etc).
    2. Widen the length of the nets. In other words, make the goalies have more ground to cover in defending their nets. The NHL goalies have a much shorter net to defend.

    Also bear in mind for the most part, NHLers aren’t playing a full 60 minutes much less 40 or 50 minutes per game whereas in soccer oftentimes the starting players play a full 90 minutes (not a whole lot of substitutions compared to NHL, NBA, or NFL). Let’s see an NHLer play nonstop on the ice for a full 20 minutes per period.

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  143. Maj. Kong says:
    @bomag

    The “birther” movement (and the above) was a tremendous own-goal for the right,
     
    I think it tarnished Obama and helped Trump get into office.

    Trump forced Obama to release the birth certificate, which was the only time that a Republican ever inflicted a political defeat on Obama. The issue largely dropped off the radar after that, but it also helped defeat Ted Cruz in the primaries.

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    The whole narrative surrounding Mr. Dunham's fake birth certificate will continue to smolder, with varying intensity, for decades, like a coal mine fire.

    There is so much more - Ann Dunham's non-existent marriage to Mr. Obama, and all the other fake/withheld documentation, foreign student stuff etc.
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  144. @AM

    Lol, in that case, no wonder Mitt hates Trump.
     
    Mitt didn't lose Florida for that reason. Mitt Romney lost Florida because he was the white, Mormon, GOP version of Barack Obama's Presidency. What a dork and to think I voted for the guy.

    I voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary–sorta liked him. I liked Mitt Romney a lot less after he got the Republican nomination and dropped his border-control stance. I despised Mitt Romney after he came out against Trump and did his best to destroy his candidacy and now presidency. He’s a miserable human being.

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  145. Rifleman says:
    @Boethiuss

    Which other candidate did they run who promised a wall? Realistically it’s now about whether he gets a second term.
     
    God this is so stupid. Like three weeks ago, there was a betting market set by some British bookie or betting house I think, that implied that Trump's probability of finishing is first term is less than 50%.

    And if somehow he does get a second term, what do we expect to be different or better then.

    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn’t, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D’s have a working majority in Congress. No, that’s a promise he has to keep.

    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.

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    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.
     
    Why? As Steve has pointed out before, Rubio was never a pro-immigration ideologue, like Ryan, Jeb or Luis Gutierrez. The Gang of 8 was just thought to be the "smart" position at the time.

    But when the Gang of 8 went down, that ceased to be the smart position.

    And as I mentioned before, DACA was an unfortunate example of polarization of politics when Obama did it. But now it's about hard working young people here in America through no fault of their own against a fat orange blowhard. That doesn't work when we have the handsome new Florida-Cuban President with the cheerleader wife.
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    I agree. I can't tell either if he's an idiot or just kidding. It does seem as though he's doing the leg pulling so perhaps that's the safe position to take.

    And it's the smart position to take (that's he's kidding). Of course that could change tomorrow and then the smart position would be that he is in fact a total idiot.

    "Men, Chickilinni may look like an idiot, sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot"--Groucho Marx

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  146. LindaF says: • Website
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    Off Topic:

    NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s high pulpit of global finance and globalist doctrine finds another reason to open our borders and let the third world invade our country:

    “In other words, immigrants are paying for the retirements, the health care and the welfare benefits of the native-born”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-22/immigrants-are-a-fiscal-boon-not-a-burden

    First, they got Americans up to their eyeballs in debt, raided traditional pensions plans, and cut the interest we earn on our savings to zero.

    Now, they tell us that Americans are too broke to retire and that the only solution is to “reverse mortgage” our nation.

    Having raided the economy the globalists inform us now that our country no longer belongs to our children. Instead we must now hand over our country to the third world. According to Bloomberg’s Noah Smith, stiffing our children and squandering their inheritance is not a national disgrace but a wonderful fiscal blessing.

    We just need to be enlightened by these Wall Street’s experts and learn to see how immigration provides us with a fiscal free lunch. At no cost to anyone, immigration is a pure win-win, like winning the demographic lottery. Free money, retirement for all, like magic, a free lunch we can all enjoy without risk of indigestion.

    Then, once America is as fiscally blessed as Brazil, India and high population growth Africa, we will be again the envy of the world. If only the Japanese could see that the solution to all their problems is as simple as turning Japan into East Asia’s Haiti.

    Where would America be without the Bloombergs and the Noah Smith’s fiscal acumen and global financial wisdom? There can never be too many mouths to feed, because those immigrants’ mouths are actually bringing us a fiscal free lunch feast. Enjoy!

    I’m puzzled why so few people cannot see that these Elites are arguing for the return of serfdom.

    For the serf’s own good, of course.

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  147. @Steve Sailer
    Jared Diamond has written a lot on Haiti vs. D.R.

    Hey, what happened to my ex-1st-lady cow-tipping joke? It came from right up in here, man.

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  148. Michelle Obama is a wimp. Everybody knows one. Think of the guy with the speed or strength to be a starter. They refuse to because sports requires a commitment of time and energy. Also you might get hurt. Worse, you might be defeated. Wimps only go out for a sport in they know they can dominate. Michelle looks like that type of character.
    This is always been my proof that she is not a man. A male would wanted to play in woman’s sports and dominate.

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  149. Boethiuss says:
    @Rifleman

    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn’t, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D’s have a working majority in Congress. No, that’s a promise he has to keep.
     
    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.

    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.

    Why? As Steve has pointed out before, Rubio was never a pro-immigration ideologue, like Ryan, Jeb or Luis Gutierrez. The Gang of 8 was just thought to be the “smart” position at the time.

    But when the Gang of 8 went down, that ceased to be the smart position.

    And as I mentioned before, DACA was an unfortunate example of polarization of politics when Obama did it. But now it’s about hard working young people here in America through no fault of their own against a fat orange blowhard. That doesn’t work when we have the handsome new Florida-Cuban President with the cheerleader wife.

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  150. BB753 says:
    @Alden
    BHO's legal father was a British citizen. But he was born in the United States and his Mother was an American born in the United States.

    Even if both parents were foreigners, BHO would be a natural born anchor baby according to the 14 th amendment.

    From looking at pictures and knowing the communist background of Anne Dunham and her parents I'm inclined to think Frank Marshall Davis was the natural father and that butt ugly African benefited from a green card marriage.

    For several decades in the mid 20th century commie girls like Anne Dunham were raised to marry black men to produce a mulatto revolutionary force.

    Has Barack Obama ever held a British passport? Is that how he traveled to Pakistan?
    Frankly, I’m not convinced his father was Barack senior, but who knows who the real father was? Maybe Stanley Dunham herself never knew, being naturally promiscuous, and because her CIA father was sort of pimping Stanley Ann out to several African students at the same time, for intelligence purposes.

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  151. @Rifleman

    Rubio has already promised to undo DACA. If he doesn’t, Sen Jeff Sessions, Reps Lamar Smith, Steve King etc., will instantly flip on him and the D’s have a working majority in Congress. No, that’s a promise he has to keep.
     
    What in the world. Hard to tell online if you are an idiot or just kidding.

    I agree. I can’t tell either if he’s an idiot or just kidding. It does seem as though he’s doing the leg pulling so perhaps that’s the safe position to take.

    And it’s the smart position to take (that’s he’s kidding). Of course that could change tomorrow and then the smart position would be that he is in fact a total idiot.

    “Men, Chickilinni may look like an idiot, sound like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot”–Groucho Marx

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  152. Eagle Eye says:
    @Maj. Kong
    Trump forced Obama to release the birth certificate, which was the only time that a Republican ever inflicted a political defeat on Obama. The issue largely dropped off the radar after that, but it also helped defeat Ted Cruz in the primaries.

    The whole narrative surrounding Mr. Dunham’s fake birth certificate will continue to smolder, with varying intensity, for decades, like a coal mine fire.

    There is so much more – Ann Dunham’s non-existent marriage to Mr. Obama, and all the other fake/withheld documentation, foreign student stuff etc.

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    Ms. Dunham, don't cha mean? Very creepy "family." Interesting intersection w/ Frank Marshall Davis. Communist links to Chicago. Don't have time now to fully comment, but I've been following this story since the 2008 Presidential Election. I grew up knowing a lot of people like this. Very sexual liberals. Think BHO's grandparents were part of this sort of activity.
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  153. Brutusale says:
    @Alden
    Forget the shoulders. Look at the hips and thighs. They are proof she's a woman.

    I loved the fawning press preaching to us for 8 years about how this fat-assed silverback looked so gorgeous in her designer duds.

    Paging Inigo Montoya…

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  154. Brutusale says:
    @Bill Jones
    That the idea that the US and Europe can be turned into comfortable retirement homes staffed and paid for by pleasant and obeisant, productive and well assimilated pig ignorant violent fleeing peasants is astonishing, yet that’s what we are asked to believe.
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  155. Dr. Dre says:
    @Eagle Eye
    The whole narrative surrounding Mr. Dunham's fake birth certificate will continue to smolder, with varying intensity, for decades, like a coal mine fire.

    There is so much more - Ann Dunham's non-existent marriage to Mr. Obama, and all the other fake/withheld documentation, foreign student stuff etc.

    Ms. Dunham, don’t cha mean? Very creepy “family.” Interesting intersection w/ Frank Marshall Davis. Communist links to Chicago. Don’t have time now to fully comment, but I’ve been following this story since the 2008 Presidential Election. I grew up knowing a lot of people like this. Very sexual liberals. Think BHO’s grandparents were part of this sort of activity.

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  156. Boethiuss says:
    @AM

    While we’re at it, let’s also recall that candidate Senator Rubio promised to get rid of DACA on day one of the hypothetical Rubio Administration, a promise that very likely would have been kept.
     
    What is the attraction of #NeverTrump to twinkly boys in boots anyway? You would have wanted Trudeau, too if he was an option.

    What is the attraction of #NeverTrump to twinkly boys in boots anyway? You would have wanted Trudeau, too if he was an option.

    Well, this isn’t directly a question for me. I wasn’t NeverTrump (voted for him over Hillary) and Cruz was my candidate in the primaries.

    In fact, it isn’t even really about the alternatives so much as the weakness of Trump the President as opposed to Trump the candidate. Because of the lay of the land, people who voted for Hillary were obligated to support her and empower her and agree with her in ways that didn’t apply to Trump. Lots of people voted for Trump just to shake things up or to oppose Hillary.

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