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Malibu, America's Least Welcoming Town, Declares Itself a Sanctuary City

From the Los Angeles Times:

Malibu becomes a sanctuary city — in solidarity with its gardeners, cooks and others in the U.S. illegally

Benjamin Oreskes

The discussion inside Malibu City Hall over whether to become a sanctuary city last week bore the usual hallmarks of the heated national debate over illegal immigration.

… The idea was inspired by one of the town’s many famous residents: actor Martin Sheen. In December, he grabbed the lectern during a City Council meeting and — as if conjuring his inner President Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” — urged the city to become a sanctuary city.

Like many sanctuary city resolutions, Malibu’s is largely symbolic. Backers said the move, which passed on a 3-2 council vote, is a chance for Malibu’s privileged to stand up for the city’s vulnerable population.

The city’s “population” that doesn’t actually live in the city, to be precise. The city of Malibu possesses 21 miles of oceanfront, but the population has never been allowed to reach 13,000.Screenshot 2017-03-25 21.25.40

Malibu has been world famous for about 60 years, but practically nobody lives there because the voters who currently live there like it that way. That’s because they are environmentally conscious and thus don’t want tacky commoners from Encino moving in. In contrast, you aren’t in favor of Open Borders for your country because you are a racist xenophobe, you hater, you.

Downtown Malibu consists of the city hall and a big vacant lot that Rob Reiner and Barbra Streisand won a referendum over in 2014 to keep somebody from opening a Whole Foods in it because people who live in Malibu have interns who can drive to the Calabasas Whole Foods for them. At the bottom of the screen is the Pacific Ocean and just above it is the Perenchio Golf Course. Jerry Perenchio isn’t Hispanic, but he used to own Univision, so he is still your moral superior.

Malibu is about 92% white and one of L.A. County’s wealthiest cities.

Everyone agrees the city has workers who are not authorized to be in the United States, and they tend to serve the food at upscale eateries, clean the beachside mansions, look after children and keep the landscaping looking lush. …

Only about 6% of Malibu is Latino, according to the 2010 census. …

Screenshot 2017-03-25 21.35.22But residents say a good chunk of the service workforce is Latino. … “Heck … we would be paralyzed and no one’s houses would be cleaned,” the former surf shop owner said.

On the other hand, the good people of Malibu aren’t going to let their illegal alien servant class make their unsightly homes in Malibu. Dealing with them and their families when they aren’t working is your job, you nativist hater you.

Juan Escobar 32, makes sure the Malibu Country Mart, a collection of upscale boutiques, stays in tip-top shape. … He commutes to Malibu from Compton.

It’s only 40.2 miles each way from Compton to Malibu. That’s 2 hours and 16 minutes by public transportation.

 
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  1. Any place in southern California that is 90%+ white is damn near defacto racist. It’s the only way you could maintain that ratio.

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  2. I think the brown areas in the photo are an ideal site for a wildlife sanctuary.

    The nice thing about this plan is it doesn’t need municipal approval or a lot of money. Just stuff a quorum of retired feral cats from defunct circuses into a laundry van, dump them there, and be off.

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  3. I don’t know how that headline slipped past the editors with the word “illegal” in it. According to Nancy Pelosi they are “undocumented citizens”.

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  4. The resistance needs to set up a refugee camp there then.

    With all that space, they ought to be able to house two to three hundred thousand illegals in tents, no problem.

    Musk can build the tunneling hyperloop underground railroad leading to this sanctuary.

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    • Replies: @wren
    Good news!

    The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is about exactly the same size as Malibu, and they have demonstrated that they can house 500,000!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaab
    , @Buffalo Joe
    wren, Sacramento is a sanctuary city and is actually building a tent city for their homeless. They could probably just add some more tarps and house the illegals too.
  5. Malibu is a very long bus ride with some transfers and much waiting around for many of the workers. That is part of the time tax paid by non-driving service people in Malibu (and elsewhere in SoCal). At least part of the ride to Malibu has a nice view along the ocean.

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  6. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/26/mom-jailed-for-enrolling-kids-in-wrong-school-district/

    Here on the outskirts of the Imperial Capital, a 14-year old girl was raped in her high school by two illegal alien boys, 17 and 18. It happened in Rockville in Montgomery County Maryland, which is a sanctuary county. The local officials here are adamant that their policies are not to blame, and Democratic lawmakers in the state legislature are doubling down on the sanctuary policy. By law, the schools have to accept these undocumented immigrants at their word that they are teenagers and live in the school district. Meanwhile, American citizens are put in jail for sending their kids to another school district that’s not as crappy as the one where they live. Welcome to our glorious modern world.

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    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles

    By law, the schools have to accept these undocumented immigrants at their word that they are teenagers
     
    I'm surprised the "boys" didn't also say they are girls. No good-thinkers could argue against it and it makes the sexual assaulting so much easier.

    To loop back to the main topic. One only hopes that when the bitter fruit of effortless altruism finally does ripen for the good people of Malibu, it only involves thoughtlessly hateful slugs like Rob Reiner and not any innocents like this 14 year old girl.
  7. If this town is so great, why is it named after a late-model Chevelle?

    For that matter, why is Santa Monica named for a woman who spent twenty years praying her son back into the church? Doesn’t seem to fit the residents.

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  8. @Steve Johnson
    Stay out of Malibu Lebowski! Stay out of Malibu deadbeat!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yggQ3HbO0Wg

    Thanks.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Huh. My first thought upon reading the title of this blogpost was "stay outta Malibu, Lebowski!!"

    Then I saw the youtube clip and thought that was your first thought, too. Then I got to comment #9.

    I thought you were a Cohen Bros aficionado?

    Consider yourself on notice, bruh.
  9. Forget a Whole Foods: some troll should propose building affordable housing for Juan and other Malibu workers on that empty lot. Let Rob Reiner campaign against that.

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  10. Malibu, California

    Hole – Malibu

    Phantom Planet – California

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Every few years since high school I manage to finally forget it, and now thanks to you, Melissa Auf def Maur's stunning European beauty has triggered me yet again....

    I propose this more apropos song, though:

    https://youtu.be/SKyHTQezk4w

  11. The wealthy elites have to virtue signal like crazy, in case the peasants decide they had enough and decide to attack the feudal noblemen.

    It happened in Russia (pre-1917). Some were killed, places burnt down.

    So, they have to make sure the peasants don’t notice that Malibu won’t have them. And how rich they are.

    Trump is evil for being rich. Therein lies a warning.

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  12. @wren
    The resistance needs to set up a refugee camp there then.

    With all that space, they ought to be able to house two to three hundred thousand illegals in tents, no problem.

    Musk can build the tunneling hyperloop underground railroad leading to this sanctuary.

    Good news!

    The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is about exactly the same size as Malibu, and they have demonstrated that they can house 500,000!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaab

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    Ship them now!

    All these Camping Saints righteously deserve to be permanently resettled to the Holly Sanctuary city of Malibusalem.

    And then, the fine young Dadaabian Dadaists from Kenya will be finally able to treat Malibu's objects like a women.
  13. OT: SJWs have taken over an upcoming March for Science, that is supposed to be a protest against funding cuts.

    But now it’s about diversity. Says Vox: The March for Science is forcing science to reckon with its diversity problem

    http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/3/24/15028396/march-for-science-diversity

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    • Replies: @Robert Hume
    Scientists in particular are bedeviled by diversity because they realize Darwin was right.
    , @Joe Schmoe

    Once in the halls of academia, or working in the private sector, minorities still face inequalities. In 2016, the National Science Foundation reported a substantial pay gap between non-Asian minorities and white STEM workers at every level of educational attainment:
     
    Hilarious. Asians, who are a true minority at around 5% don't count as "minorities" like blacks and latinos who are actually so large that combined they rival whites as a plurality. It's more and more like South Africa.

    They even refer to NAM's as non-Asian minorities! LOL
  14. Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    New Hampshire does best on the list.
    , @TheJester

    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
     
    As a generalization, the Medicaid/birth statistics seem to suggest that women who can afford health insurance are not having babies ... or they would not be on Medicaid. Therefore, the statistics suggest that career women who work for companies that offer health insurance are not having babies. Therefore, the statistics seem to suggest that there are anti-natalist factors at work among women who work for companies that offer health insurance.
    , @anonguy
    Those numbers are beyond belief.
    , @Bleuteaux
    Pretty breathtaking, really. My home state is top ten.

    Just try to wrap your head around how much the health care industry in this country requires a population of people who are either too sick or too stupid to take care of themselves.
    , @Lot
    Some of the variation in this list has to do with which states and when took the ACA's expanded Medicaid.

    As a proxy for share of low income births, you would need data from before 2010, which is linked to in the article.
  15. @Clyde
    Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

    New Hampshire does best on the list.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    If your state does not need much summer air conditioning it does better on this list. Tends to. But Surprise! Wisconsin does poorly. Yikes! Is this the Chicago effect where blacks are being shoved out? Offloaded to hinterlands.
    , @Charles Pewitt
    A prominent member of the Trump administration was in New Hampshire yesterday. A very distinguished looking man with a full winter beard told this Trump administration person to get rid of Paul Ryan.

    President Trump must turn to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for good, solid political advice and wisdom. Now would be an excellent time for President Trump to float the idea of an immigration moratorium to give Sen. Cotton's immigration reduction proposals some running room.

    New Hampshire is being inundated with REFUGEE OVERLOAD. President Trump should announce the immediate suspension of all refugee importation and the immediate repatriation of all current refugees.
  16. @Steve Sailer
    New Hampshire does best on the list.

    If your state does not need much summer air conditioning it does better on this list. Tends to. But Surprise! Wisconsin does poorly. Yikes! Is this the Chicago effect where blacks are being shoved out? Offloaded to hinterlands.

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    • Replies: @ganderson
    Been to Milwaukee lately?
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Wisconsin is #6, Minnesota #35, even though the states are near twins demographically and economically. Something else is going on here as well.

    Also, some of these subsidized births may be to married, stay-at-home moms, who'd pay dearly were they to be in the workforce but qualify for Medicaid (or other aid) if not. Smart choice, I'd say. And a rare case where welfare spending might lead to improvement.

    I strongly suspect my smart, stay-at-home wife gamed the system for our third child while her far more libertarian husband averted his nauseous glaze. But, hey, if it's a choice between they-pay-for-us or we-pay-for-them...

    In this environment, cynicism not only pays, it's necessary for survival!
  17. @wren
    Good news!

    The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is about exactly the same size as Malibu, and they have demonstrated that they can house 500,000!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaab

    Ship them now!

    All these Camping Saints righteously deserve to be permanently resettled to the Holly Sanctuary city of Malibusalem.

    And then, the fine young Dadaabian Dadaists from Kenya will be finally able to treat Malibu’s objects like a women.

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  18. “Heck … we would be paralyzed and no one’s houses would be cleaned,” the former surf shop owner said.

    Yes, cleaning one’s own home (or hiring actual citizens to clean it) is clearly too great a price to pay to leave a livable country to the next generation.

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    • Agree: Bleuteaux, Clyde
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    It really does read like an Onion article. They try to cloak their blatant desire for cheap, servile scab labor in virtue, but who buys it?

    We are approaching Peak Absurdity.
  19. How about making Malibu the only sanctuary city?

    Something along these lines:

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  20. Since “white” has become general shorthand for “non-Hispanic white”, and since Hispanic whites are generally genetically and culturally more similar to non-Hispanic goyim than Jews are, logically we should separate Jews from the huwyte category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” Malibu is.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.
  21. @ATX Hipster

    “Heck … we would be paralyzed and no one’s houses would be cleaned,” the former surf shop owner said.
     
    Yes, cleaning one's own home (or hiring actual citizens to clean it) is clearly too great a price to pay to leave a livable country to the next generation.

    It really does read like an Onion article. They try to cloak their blatant desire for cheap, servile scab labor in virtue, but who buys it?

    We are approaching Peak Absurdity.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    I keep thinking we've reached Peak Absurdity. But like climbing a mountain - when you reach the top you see another Peak looming higher in the distance.
  22. @Steve Sailer
    Thanks.

    Huh. My first thought upon reading the title of this blogpost was “stay outta Malibu, Lebowski!!”

    Then I saw the youtube clip and thought that was your first thought, too. Then I got to comment #9.

    I thought you were a Cohen Bros aficionado?

    Consider yourself on notice, bruh.

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  23. God, if there was ever a place for Sessions to seek prosecutions of employers of illegals… Trump could get the satisfaction of seeing some of his sanctimonious critics hauled away in handcuffs.

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  24. @Frau Katze
    OT: SJWs have taken over an upcoming March for Science, that is supposed to be a protest against funding cuts.

    But now it's about diversity. Says Vox: The March for Science is forcing science to reckon with its diversity problem

    http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/3/24/15028396/march-for-science-diversity

    Scientists in particular are bedeviled by diversity because they realize Darwin was right.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I sometimes wonder if some scientists realize the truth but are in the closet, maybe even actively lying.

    Their career might be over if they spoke up.
  25. @Clyde
    Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    As a generalization, the Medicaid/birth statistics seem to suggest that women who can afford health insurance are not having babies … or they would not be on Medicaid. Therefore, the statistics suggest that career women who work for companies that offer health insurance are not having babies. Therefore, the statistics seem to suggest that there are anti-natalist factors at work among women who work for companies that offer health insurance.

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  26. @Clyde
    Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

    Those numbers are beyond belief.

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    • Replies: @Flinders Petrie
    This sounds quite similar to a whiskey-fueled conversation I was having with a friend last night. Minus the slight air of legitimacy provided by the British accent. Which frankly made us sound even more ridiculous. Bourbon, mind you.
  28. Here’s a list of notable people that reside in Malibu from Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Malibu,_California
    No wonder so many seem to be detached from reality when you live in your very own cocoon. Perhaps it is time to start a petition to begin Federal refugee resettlement to Malibu, the people living there certainly have the means to support a few families.

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  29. This story reminds me of the flap in Cambridge, MA a few years ago in which all the prominent Harvard liberals banded together to exclude a small neighborhood private school that would have had a few black students.

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  30. @FKA Max
    Malibu, California

    Hole - Malibu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0CYB5V9e64

    Phantom Planet - California

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-S8CIU7VA

    Every few years since high school I manage to finally forget it, and now thanks to you, Melissa Auf def Maur’s stunning European beauty has triggered me yet again….

    I propose this more apropos song, though:

    https://youtu.be/SKyHTQezk4w

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  31. Such a perfect example of progressive piety – virtue signaling with absolutely no actual sacrifice or consequences for the good people of Malibu, who know full well they won’t have to actually welcome illegals as actual residents of the community.

    Reminds me a bit of The Road to Wigan Pier, in which Orwell repeatedly notes that the upper middle class socialists who advocate revolution on behalf of the lower class actually don’t like them very much and don’t want to give up the privileges of their station in life no matter what happens.

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  32. Malibu has a population of 13,000. There are apartment complexes in Manhattan with populations that get into the thousands, plus lots of wealthy privately owned communities in exurbs around the country, many of them retirement communities, with populations equivalent to that of Malibu.

    An apartment complex in Manhattan or a retirement community in Florida is free to proclaim itselt a “sanctuary apartment” complex, and other people are then free to give them much deserved ridicule. Its just not that important.

    My question is, why is Malibu allowed to incorporate?

    Having rich people band together and keep non-rich people out of a particular location is the American way, and on a small enough scale is probably not that harmful, and Malibu is small enough. But these places shouldn’t be allowed to call themselves “cities” and be free from the ordinances and taxes of the surrounding real cities. Malibu should be part of unincorporated LA County, part of the City of LA, or even part of wealthy Santa Monica (population of about 90,000), and more importantly subject to the laws and taxes of any of these governments.

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    • Replies: @Seth Largo
    No, no, no. We should all be allowed to be like Malibu. Locals banding together to conserve their sense of place and tradition is a good thing. That said, it would be nice if Malibu residents reconciled their leftist public rhetoric with their conservative, even aristocratic lifestyles.

    The most hypocritical of Malibu residents is Kevin Shenkman, a lawyer who has been sallying forth from his coastal paradise to force lower middle class suburbs into implementing district voting, so as to maximize Latino power over local politics.
  33. I’ve long thought Trunp should use the housing of refugees , particularly Syrian type refugees, as a weapon, just like Obama did. This seems a perfect opportunity, he should announce he’s sending 5000 on Monday, and enjoy the reaction.

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    You got it. To cater to the wishes of Malibu residents and their desire to harbor illegals, 5000 Syrians will be resettled there next week by the federal government.

    Jerry Brown wouldn't object, right?

    Steamroller those liberal hypocrites, shoehorn them right into Malibu. Stick 'em in public facilities for starters and set up tents. Find every Malibu rental, and stuff 5, 10, 20 or whatever will fit. Sink the place.
    , @Rifleman

    I’ve long thought Trunp should use the housing of refugees , particularly Syrian type refugees, as a weapon, just like Obama did.
     
    Or like what Lincoln did to Robert E. Lee's property.
  34. Please don’t tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia? I absolutely shall have a case of the vapors if I learn that Malibu does not have affordable housing!! I need to sit down and make a nice cup of tea and get my head around this.

    I also am thinking that Laguna Beach does not have Affordable Housing (using upper case b/c this is damned important). No A.H. in Laguna! What the hell kind of liberal leftist communist utopian paradise are they running out there!!??!

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Please don’t tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia?"
     
    If they were to have it, it would only be for the personal assistants of the wealthy.
    , @Joe Schmoe
    Maybe you mean "awardable housing"
    , @Old Palo Altan
    We used to summer back in the Fifties and Sixties in both Laguna Beach and Malibu. The former was infinitely preferable, and I still don't understand why anybody thought it a good idea to make Malibu anything more than a strip of beach apartments (which, in fact, it basically remains, even if the apartments are now multi-million dollar "homes").
    Laguna was something of an artist's colony and had a beach which was filled with coves and rock pools teaming with fish and eels and crabs which we used to catch with our bare hands (the eels being the most fun to handle). The housing stock was picturesque and most houses had orange and avocado groves, often frequented by the most beautiful ruby-throated hummingbirds. The restaurants were already French and high quality Italian and Mexican, and the adults would often wear evening dress for cocktail hour. Hollywood's English colony loved the place and had never heard of Malibu (which, if they went North, they drove through on their way to magical Ojai).
    Malibu in contrast had surfers, most of whom were from the Valley.
    Enough said.
  35. As long as we’re posting California themed stuff…

    And whether she killed Kurt or not, Courtney Hole was, as the immortal Howie Carr would put it, “not guilty” .

    And, have the Malibu city fathers (oops- microaggression) moved that trailer that is at 40 Cove Road? There are more weapons discharged and squealing tires at that address that all the rest of the city put together.

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  36. If this is a repeat I apologize- the comment doesn’t seem to be coming up on my I Pad!
    (or have I been banned?)

    Anyway, while we are posting tunes about California….

    And, whether she killed Kurt or not- Courtney Hole was, in the immortal words of Howie Carr “not guilty”

    And, have the Malibu city fathers (oops- microaggression) moved that junky old trailer that sits at 40 Cove road- there are more shootings and squealing tires there than in the rest of the city combined!

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  37. @AndrewR
    Since "white" has become general shorthand for "non-Hispanic white", and since Hispanic whites are generally genetically and culturally more similar to non-Hispanic goyim than Jews are, logically we should separate Jews from the huwyte category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how "white" Malibu is.

    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    According to the 2011 census, trailer park denizens are more black and hispanic per capita than anything else.
    , @Johann Ricke

    Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.
     
    No idea what trailer park demographics actually are, but the Guardian had an amusing report on the business of renting out lots to mobile home owners. The caveat? As is usual with the Guardian, it is probably, in varying amounts, leaving out relevant information and shading what data exists to fit its lefty ideological bent. The Atlantic had a diametrically opposed article on the benefits of the mobile home sector.
    , @Jack Hanson
    *Jack D's Google alerts go off*

    JUDAISM IS UNDER ATTACK.

    *tips fedora, pounds keyboard* heh, trailer parks. Take that Andrew.
    , @Johann Ricke
    Out of ~10K reported survey responses in a study conducted by an insurance company, 80% were white. If this was a representative (aka unbiased) sample, the popular stereotype is accurate.
  38. @Clyde
    If your state does not need much summer air conditioning it does better on this list. Tends to. But Surprise! Wisconsin does poorly. Yikes! Is this the Chicago effect where blacks are being shoved out? Offloaded to hinterlands.

    Been to Milwaukee lately?

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  39. Been there a few times. What I think is hilarious is how PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) runs right over their heads — plus the way they’re all crammed together, side by side, just so they can be in front of the water.

    It’s not the real world, and it’s not even the best place to be on the beach. The word stupid comes to mind.

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  40. How does one post video in the threads?

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    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    "How does one post video in the threads?"

    If you're an old simpleton like me, you get your videos from YouTube, from which you copy and paste the web address -- up at the top of your browser -- of whatever you are watching.

  41. Instead of doing stupid threats or random shootings, I don’t know why anti-immigrant activists don’t just rent a bus, fill it with Mexicans and Somalis and send them to those “sanctuary communities”.

    It worked in Israel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJQf39kZyXc

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  42. What a pity to let a big vacant lot in downtown Malibu go to waste! Instead, why not have them build there a big apartment complex for vibrant Section 8 renters to enrich Malibu with their diversity? Half of the apartments could go to guetto African-Americans or MENA rapefugees, and the rest for the Mexican servants rich residents of Malibu can’t do without. I know that’s what Martin Sheen and other Malibu liberals really have in mind. Let’s help them fulfill that dream!

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  43. @wren
    The resistance needs to set up a refugee camp there then.

    With all that space, they ought to be able to house two to three hundred thousand illegals in tents, no problem.

    Musk can build the tunneling hyperloop underground railroad leading to this sanctuary.

    wren, Sacramento is a sanctuary city and is actually building a tent city for their homeless. They could probably just add some more tarps and house the illegals too.

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    • Replies: @fitzGetty
    There is plenty of space for a tent city up near city hall and down on that long under used beach ...
  44. Those new houses which U2 want to build on a destroyed Malibu hilltop would be ideal for up to 100 illegal aliens … bring em in …

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  45. @Buffalo Joe
    wren, Sacramento is a sanctuary city and is actually building a tent city for their homeless. They could probably just add some more tarps and house the illegals too.

    There is plenty of space for a tent city up near city hall and down on that long under used beach …

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  46. Antifa doesn’t attack Malibu because the issue in America is race. More specifically it is the white-hating racism that defines the modern political left. In that the rich bigots of Malibu are allies of antifa. It doesn’t matter if they are rich capitalists or bigoted toward Mexicans. Thus there’s little real hypocrisy in Malibu’s actions since the program is the extermination of whiteness (and the people who carry it) , not some bullshit about diversity. To the left a neighborhood that is 98% Hispanic is a diverse neighborhood. The Malibuians are down with the real program.

    Trump should build a massive federal refuge center in Malibu. If we have to have them these people should bear the burden.

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  47. @eD
    Malibu has a population of 13,000. There are apartment complexes in Manhattan with populations that get into the thousands, plus lots of wealthy privately owned communities in exurbs around the country, many of them retirement communities, with populations equivalent to that of Malibu.

    An apartment complex in Manhattan or a retirement community in Florida is free to proclaim itselt a "sanctuary apartment" complex, and other people are then free to give them much deserved ridicule. Its just not that important.

    My question is, why is Malibu allowed to incorporate?

    Having rich people band together and keep non-rich people out of a particular location is the American way, and on a small enough scale is probably not that harmful, and Malibu is small enough. But these places shouldn't be allowed to call themselves "cities" and be free from the ordinances and taxes of the surrounding real cities. Malibu should be part of unincorporated LA County, part of the City of LA, or even part of wealthy Santa Monica (population of about 90,000), and more importantly subject to the laws and taxes of any of these governments.

    No, no, no. We should all be allowed to be like Malibu. Locals banding together to conserve their sense of place and tradition is a good thing. That said, it would be nice if Malibu residents reconciled their leftist public rhetoric with their conservative, even aristocratic lifestyles.

    The most hypocritical of Malibu residents is Kevin Shenkman, a lawyer who has been sallying forth from his coastal paradise to force lower middle class suburbs into implementing district voting, so as to maximize Latino power over local politics.

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    Shankman, you say.

    I'm shanked, shanked to find that shanking of America is going on in here!
  48. @AndrewR
    It really does read like an Onion article. They try to cloak their blatant desire for cheap, servile scab labor in virtue, but who buys it?

    We are approaching Peak Absurdity.

    I keep thinking we’ve reached Peak Absurdity. But like climbing a mountain – when you reach the top you see another Peak looming higher in the distance.

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  49. @Jack D
    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

    According to the 2011 census, trailer park denizens are more black and hispanic per capita than anything else.

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    Oh, just screw your lurking census schmensus.

    My boy Tdzak got all his valuable informatics on Palemen Trailer Park Overrepresentation from a funny movies and even funnier sitcoms that are mostly syndicated by the Malibusalem Finest.
  50. @Jack D
    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

    Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

    No idea what trailer park demographics actually are, but the Guardian had an amusing report on the business of renting out lots to mobile home owners. The caveat? As is usual with the Guardian, it is probably, in varying amounts, leaving out relevant information and shading what data exists to fit its lefty ideological bent. The Atlantic had a diametrically opposed article on the benefits of the mobile home sector.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Malibu has a trailer park. Prices for a trailer there start around 1 million and go much higher. Tony Hawk has one.
    , @Bill P
    Mobile home parks are a great business to get into for the time being. Milking poor retirees' SS/SSI benefits is getting huge. If I had the capital and no soul I'd be buying up lots left and right.
  51. @Clyde
    Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

    Pretty breathtaking, really. My home state is top ten.

    Just try to wrap your head around how much the health care industry in this country requires a population of people who are either too sick or too stupid to take care of themselves.

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  52. The landed gentry are showing solidarity with their serfs in opposition to the nasty yeoman. heroic!

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  53. @Tom-in-VA
    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/26/mom-jailed-for-enrolling-kids-in-wrong-school-district/

    Here on the outskirts of the Imperial Capital, a 14-year old girl was raped in her high school by two illegal alien boys, 17 and 18. It happened in Rockville in Montgomery County Maryland, which is a sanctuary county. The local officials here are adamant that their policies are not to blame, and Democratic lawmakers in the state legislature are doubling down on the sanctuary policy. By law, the schools have to accept these undocumented immigrants at their word that they are teenagers and live in the school district. Meanwhile, American citizens are put in jail for sending their kids to another school district that's not as crappy as the one where they live. Welcome to our glorious modern world.

    By law, the schools have to accept these undocumented immigrants at their word that they are teenagers

    I’m surprised the “boys” didn’t also say they are girls. No good-thinkers could argue against it and it makes the sexual assaulting so much easier.

    To loop back to the main topic. One only hopes that when the bitter fruit of effortless altruism finally does ripen for the good people of Malibu, it only involves thoughtlessly hateful slugs like Rob Reiner and not any innocents like this 14 year old girl.

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    • Replies: @athEIst
    I’m surprised the “boys” didn’t also say they are girls.

    They weren't smart enough but now you have given them the idea.
    But I'm giving you a +1 for "thoughtlessly hateful slug".
  54. @Jack D
    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

    *Jack D’s Google alerts go off*

    JUDAISM IS UNDER ATTACK.

    *tips fedora, pounds keyboard* heh, trailer parks. Take that Andrew.

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  55. @Jack D
    Logically we should separate people who call themselves huwyte from the white category. Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.

    Out of ~10K reported survey responses in a study conducted by an insurance company, 80% were white. If this was a representative (aka unbiased) sample, the popular stereotype is accurate.

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  56. @ganderson
    How does one post video in the threads?

    “How does one post video in the threads?”

    If you’re an old simpleton like me, you get your videos from YouTube, from which you copy and paste the web address — up at the top of your browser — of whatever you are watching.

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  57. @Buck Turgidson
    Please don't tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia? I absolutely shall have a case of the vapors if I learn that Malibu does not have affordable housing!! I need to sit down and make a nice cup of tea and get my head around this.

    I also am thinking that Laguna Beach does not have Affordable Housing (using upper case b/c this is damned important). No A.H. in Laguna! What the hell kind of liberal leftist communist utopian paradise are they running out there!!??!

    Please don’t tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia?”

    If they were to have it, it would only be for the personal assistants of the wealthy.

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  58. Juan Escobar 32, makes sure the Malibu Country Mart, a collection of upscale boutiques, stays in tip-top shape. … He commutes to Malibu from Compton.

    Think of the carbon footprint of all those maids and landscapers driving back and forth from Compton to Malibu.

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  59. @Seth Largo
    No, no, no. We should all be allowed to be like Malibu. Locals banding together to conserve their sense of place and tradition is a good thing. That said, it would be nice if Malibu residents reconciled their leftist public rhetoric with their conservative, even aristocratic lifestyles.

    The most hypocritical of Malibu residents is Kevin Shenkman, a lawyer who has been sallying forth from his coastal paradise to force lower middle class suburbs into implementing district voting, so as to maximize Latino power over local politics.

    Shankman, you say.

    I’m shanked, shanked to find that shanking of America is going on in here!

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  60. That’s great news! I’ll be heading right out there to claim sanctuary. Pehaps Mr. Sheen has a spare wing that I can take up residence in.

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  61. I hate L.A. I have never been within a thousand miles of L.A., but I still hate it. Randy Newman loves L.A. and hates short people. Malibu and L.A. County are in need of some presidential political attention.

    President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should use L.A. County and Malibu as an example to encourage other “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary jurisdictions” to get right with the law. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should begin deporting all illegal alien invaders. Malibu should be used as a staging area to concentrate and process all the illegal alien invaders in L.A. County.

    It has been said that the votes that Hillary Clinton got from Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and L.A. County were the votes that gave Hillary her popular vote advantage in the 2016 election. New York City and L.A. are notorious for being “sanctuary cities” for illegal alien invaders.

    President Trump should not allow L.A. County and the wealthy enclave of Malibu to thwart the application of U.S. immigration law. L.A. County must be targeted by the proper federal authorities in order to stem the tide of lawlessness that seems to have taken root there. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has the guts and the grim determination necessary to remove all the illegal alien invaders from L.A. County and the United States. President Trump should give the duty to enforce immigration law to Attorney General Sessions. Sessions will get the job done and the country will cheer him on.

    A particular vacant lot in downtown Malibu, noted by the author of this blog, would make an excellent spot to bring in batches of illegal alien invaders from the rest of L.A. County for processing before the summary deportation of the illegals. If the batches of illegal alien invaders were to be kept to say, 13,000 per round of mass summary deportation, then that would only slightly inconvenience the residents of Malibu. You could get the processing down to a few hours to keep the buses rolling continuously.

    Heavy lift helicopters could also be used in other parts of Malibu to replicate the 13,000 capacity of the vacant lot in downtown Malibu. It seems that deporting between 30 and 40 thousand illegal alien invaders a day through the Malibu processing center would drain L.A. County of illegal alien invaders in no time at all.

    God Bless President Trump And Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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  62. @Lurker
    According to the 2011 census, trailer park denizens are more black and hispanic per capita than anything else.

    Oh, just screw your lurking census schmensus.

    My boy Tdzak got all his valuable informatics on Palemen Trailer Park Overrepresentation from a funny movies and even funnier sitcoms that are mostly syndicated by the Malibusalem Finest.

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  63. @Robert Hume
    Scientists in particular are bedeviled by diversity because they realize Darwin was right.

    I sometimes wonder if some scientists realize the truth but are in the closet, maybe even actively lying.

    Their career might be over if they spoke up.

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  64. @Steve Sailer
    New Hampshire does best on the list.

    A prominent member of the Trump administration was in New Hampshire yesterday. A very distinguished looking man with a full winter beard told this Trump administration person to get rid of Paul Ryan.

    President Trump must turn to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for good, solid political advice and wisdom. Now would be an excellent time for President Trump to float the idea of an immigration moratorium to give Sen. Cotton’s immigration reduction proposals some running room.

    New Hampshire is being inundated with REFUGEE OVERLOAD. President Trump should announce the immediate suspension of all refugee importation and the immediate repatriation of all current refugees.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    I hear your pain and it is the same as my pain..... I feel daily.
  65. I sense a trend on the part of wealthy elites: Open borders for the masses … but walled housing compounds, gated communities, monetary-base segregation for housing and schools, strict zoning laws, private islands, and luxurious extra-territorial sanctuaries on the empty prairies and New Zealand for the wealthiest of them in the New World Order.

    However, this shallow and incessant virtue signaling on the part of the elites is becoming boring. It seems they will superficially support all of the popular PC causes, but only if the newly minted immigrants (a.k.a. servants … and that includes us) know their proper place in the social hierarchy and stay on the de facto reservations where they were assigned to live.

    But the elites can’t help themselves. It’s “who they are” you know. Among the elect, social class and wealth trump all!

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  66. @Clyde
    Sorry for early OT but iSteve related
    In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/24-states-50-babies-born-medicaid

    List of states at the source so you can see how screwed your state is. Utah, North Dakota, Massachusetts rank low

    Some of the variation in this list has to do with which states and when took the ACA’s expanded Medicaid.

    As a proxy for share of low income births, you would need data from before 2010, which is linked to in the article.

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  67. @Johann Ricke

    Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.
     
    No idea what trailer park demographics actually are, but the Guardian had an amusing report on the business of renting out lots to mobile home owners. The caveat? As is usual with the Guardian, it is probably, in varying amounts, leaving out relevant information and shading what data exists to fit its lefty ideological bent. The Atlantic had a diametrically opposed article on the benefits of the mobile home sector.

    Malibu has a trailer park. Prices for a trailer there start around 1 million and go much higher. Tony Hawk has one.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    Paradise Cove. Also home at one time to McConnaughey and a few others. Just up the access road from a seafood restaurant that was once better and more recently overrun with tourists.
  68. @Clyde
    If your state does not need much summer air conditioning it does better on this list. Tends to. But Surprise! Wisconsin does poorly. Yikes! Is this the Chicago effect where blacks are being shoved out? Offloaded to hinterlands.

    Wisconsin is #6, Minnesota #35, even though the states are near twins demographically and economically. Something else is going on here as well.

    Also, some of these subsidized births may be to married, stay-at-home moms, who’d pay dearly were they to be in the workforce but qualify for Medicaid (or other aid) if not. Smart choice, I’d say. And a rare case where welfare spending might lead to improvement.

    I strongly suspect my smart, stay-at-home wife gamed the system for our third child while her far more libertarian husband averted his nauseous glaze. But, hey, if it’s a choice between they-pay-for-us or we-pay-for-them…

    In this environment, cynicism not only pays, it’s necessary for survival!

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    "Only the paranoid survive" -- Andy Grove said this. You can add loyal, cynical wives to his saying.
    , @Clyde
    Props to your smart wife and negatives to you.
  69. @John Derbyshire

    This sounds quite similar to a whiskey-fueled conversation I was having with a friend last night. Minus the slight air of legitimacy provided by the British accent. Which frankly made us sound even more ridiculous. Bourbon, mind you.

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  70. How do you say “Malibu Proposition 13 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Section 8″ in Califas Spanish?

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  71. Someone out there in Cali organize (Organize for America?) a big group of illegal aliens and have them squat on that giant empty lot. Tell them they’ll get lots of goodies and opportunities for burglary with all those rich gringos living there. Bring in a big water truck and watch as police brutality ensues or they get a nice payoff to vamoose (a little hiSPanIC lingo).

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  72. @Paul Yarbles

    By law, the schools have to accept these undocumented immigrants at their word that they are teenagers
     
    I'm surprised the "boys" didn't also say they are girls. No good-thinkers could argue against it and it makes the sexual assaulting so much easier.

    To loop back to the main topic. One only hopes that when the bitter fruit of effortless altruism finally does ripen for the good people of Malibu, it only involves thoughtlessly hateful slugs like Rob Reiner and not any innocents like this 14 year old girl.

    I’m surprised the “boys” didn’t also say they are girls.

    They weren’t smart enough but now you have given them the idea.
    But I’m giving you a +1 for “thoughtlessly hateful slug”.

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  73. @Lot
    Malibu has a trailer park. Prices for a trailer there start around 1 million and go much higher. Tony Hawk has one.

    Paradise Cove. Also home at one time to McConnaughey and a few others. Just up the access road from a seafood restaurant that was once better and more recently overrun with tourists.

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  74. @Johann Ricke

    Once we have done that, it will be interesting to see how “white” the average trailer park is.
     
    No idea what trailer park demographics actually are, but the Guardian had an amusing report on the business of renting out lots to mobile home owners. The caveat? As is usual with the Guardian, it is probably, in varying amounts, leaving out relevant information and shading what data exists to fit its lefty ideological bent. The Atlantic had a diametrically opposed article on the benefits of the mobile home sector.

    Mobile home parks are a great business to get into for the time being. Milking poor retirees’ SS/SSI benefits is getting huge. If I had the capital and no soul I’d be buying up lots left and right.

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  75. @Farenheit
    I've long thought Trunp should use the housing of refugees , particularly Syrian type refugees, as a weapon, just like Obama did. This seems a perfect opportunity, he should announce he's sending 5000 on Monday, and enjoy the reaction.

    You got it. To cater to the wishes of Malibu residents and their desire to harbor illegals, 5000 Syrians will be resettled there next week by the federal government.

    Jerry Brown wouldn’t object, right?

    Steamroller those liberal hypocrites, shoehorn them right into Malibu. Stick ‘em in public facilities for starters and set up tents. Find every Malibu rental, and stuff 5, 10, 20 or whatever will fit. Sink the place.

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  76. Malibu has a median age of 52.

    Only 12% of the population is 18-34. Nationally, it’s about 24%.

    So contrary to the stereotype, Malibu is not a city of young surfer dudes and beach chicks. Rather, it’s a retirement community and hangout for rich Hollywood actors.

    Interestingly, there’s a huge excess of men in the 18-24 age group. For 25 and over, women are in excess. I wonder why.

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  77. @Reg Cæsar
    Wisconsin is #6, Minnesota #35, even though the states are near twins demographically and economically. Something else is going on here as well.

    Also, some of these subsidized births may be to married, stay-at-home moms, who'd pay dearly were they to be in the workforce but qualify for Medicaid (or other aid) if not. Smart choice, I'd say. And a rare case where welfare spending might lead to improvement.

    I strongly suspect my smart, stay-at-home wife gamed the system for our third child while her far more libertarian husband averted his nauseous glaze. But, hey, if it's a choice between they-pay-for-us or we-pay-for-them...

    In this environment, cynicism not only pays, it's necessary for survival!

    “Only the paranoid survive” — Andy Grove said this. You can add loyal, cynical wives to his saying.

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  78. However, this shallow and incessant virtue signaling on the part of the elites is becoming boring. It seems they will superficially support all of the popular PC causes, but only if the newly minted immigrants (a.k.a. servants … and that includes us) know their proper place in the social hierarchy and stay on the de facto reservations where they were assigned to live.

    But the elites can’t help themselves. It’s “who they are” you know. Among the elect, social class and wealth trump all!

    Yes, good stuff.

    There is much to recommend the very simple proposal that upper- and upper-middle-class Americans like immigration because they are more comfortable with foreign servants. It is harder to boss around, in an intimate, home setting, someone who is culturally close to you. We Americans have lacked a sharply hierachical class system like the Brits had, so the sense of distance created by the cultural differance eases the discomfort.

    But I noticed as I was writing the paragraph above that I used the tense ‘have lacked’ rather than just ‘lack’. I wonder if one facet of the recent barrage of contempt for the ‘deplorables’ is a nascent reconstituting of a more traditional class system in the USA. It would make life more pleasant for Our Betters if they could simply issue commands, with the natural authority of superior class, to the workmen and contractors and other deplorables with whom they must interact, rather than feel the need to engage with them in the mode of Mr Burns greeting his underlings at the annual company picnic:

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    Hmmmmm. I haven't gotten the hang of posting videos; maybe I'd do best to leave that to my betters.

    Here's the link to Mr Burns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBMQ59xmv0
    , @benjaminl
    Amazing how the addictive appeal of Cheap Docile Domestic Immigrant Labor seems to work the same way in the US, the UK and France...

    Apropos:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-migrants-of-calais/article/2001284

    Even if Paris does not need a middle class, it desperately needs a lower class. Those symbolic analysts require people to chop their sushi, mix their cocktails, dust their apartments, and push their children's strollers and their parents' wheelchairs. This means immigrants — and increasingly it means only immigrants. Because who would you rather have washing your bathtub for 12 euros an hour? A laid-off factory worker who used to get 30 euros an hour and seven weeks' vacation and who is now looking daggers at you? Or a polite woman from Mali, for whom the smell of Formula 409 is the smell of liberation? The banlieues are an integrated part of the world economy. There is now an immigrant-descended petite bourgeoisie. Naturally, as rich people monopolize the private housing stock, poor newcomers monopolize the welfare housing. Far from being a drain on rich people's taxes, these projects provide subsidized housing for their servants. Big problems will eventually come, because there is no next rung on the social ladder onto which the migrants' children can step. But this is not an acute problem just yet. For now, worrying about the banlieues is something of a red herring.



    The acute problem is the reconstitution, recomposition, displacement, and — to use a favorite word of Guilluy's — eviction of the native working and middle classes from the productive parts of the urban economy. These natives are locked out of a France that they thought belonged to them. The rich have bid up the price of urban real estate to the point where those from outside the metropolis cannot afford even to rent it. Public housing is not an option because its inhabitants are almost never French and are very often Muslim. To move into it is to become a despised minority in one's "own" country. A question of social class thus turns, poisonously, into a question of ethnic identity and ethnic exclusion.
     
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/unmaking-england/

    For instance, although the once ubiquitous legion of servants that had bolstered and helped define British elite and professional-class life began to disappear after the First World War and had all but vanished after the Second, today cheap immigrant domestic workers and a gigantic immigrant-fueled domestic-service industry mean that professional-class home life has become in essential ways more similar to what it was in 1914 than to what it was in 1994. But while the professional class enjoys the benefits mass immigration has brought to Britain, it is largely sheltered from the costs—including the rapid transformation of the character of traditional neighborhoods, the downward pressure on wages, and the fierce competition for public services and housing—that fall nearly exclusively on the English lower-middle and working class.
     
    , @Old Palo Altan
    The old rich don't boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them.
    A cousin of mine and her husband, each one worth tens of millions, and all of it four to five generations old, proudly introduced me to their middle-aged Mexican maid ("undocumented" after decades in California) and cooed over her (and cute stories about her children) as though she had been their daughter. I didn't tell them that I'd have had her on the first train south in no time.
    No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around, and I am sure that you are right about them - servants of their own race might prove to be their own cousins, and that would be embarrassing.
  79. @The Last Real Calvinist

    However, this shallow and incessant virtue signaling on the part of the elites is becoming boring. It seems they will superficially support all of the popular PC causes, but only if the newly minted immigrants (a.k.a. servants … and that includes us) know their proper place in the social hierarchy and stay on the de facto reservations where they were assigned to live.

    But the elites can’t help themselves. It’s “who they are” you know. Among the elect, social class and wealth trump all!
     

    Yes, good stuff.

    There is much to recommend the very simple proposal that upper- and upper-middle-class Americans like immigration because they are more comfortable with foreign servants. It is harder to boss around, in an intimate, home setting, someone who is culturally close to you. We Americans have lacked a sharply hierachical class system like the Brits had, so the sense of distance created by the cultural differance eases the discomfort.

    But I noticed as I was writing the paragraph above that I used the tense 'have lacked' rather than just 'lack'. I wonder if one facet of the recent barrage of contempt for the 'deplorables' is a nascent reconstituting of a more traditional class system in the USA. It would make life more pleasant for Our Betters if they could simply issue commands, with the natural authority of superior class, to the workmen and contractors and other deplorables with whom they must interact, rather than feel the need to engage with them in the mode of Mr Burns greeting his underlings at the annual company picnic:

    Hmmmmm. I haven’t gotten the hang of posting videos; maybe I’d do best to leave that to my betters.

    Here’s the link to Mr Burns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBMQ59xmv0

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    Try it earlier in a thread. Ron has limited the number of videos that preview per thread (5?) to help page loading performance.
  80. @Frau Katze
    OT: SJWs have taken over an upcoming March for Science, that is supposed to be a protest against funding cuts.

    But now it's about diversity. Says Vox: The March for Science is forcing science to reckon with its diversity problem

    http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/3/24/15028396/march-for-science-diversity

    Once in the halls of academia, or working in the private sector, minorities still face inequalities. In 2016, the National Science Foundation reported a substantial pay gap between non-Asian minorities and white STEM workers at every level of educational attainment:

    Hilarious. Asians, who are a true minority at around 5% don’t count as “minorities” like blacks and latinos who are actually so large that combined they rival whites as a plurality. It’s more and more like South Africa.

    They even refer to NAM’s as non-Asian minorities! LOL

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  81. @Buck Turgidson
    Please don't tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia? I absolutely shall have a case of the vapors if I learn that Malibu does not have affordable housing!! I need to sit down and make a nice cup of tea and get my head around this.

    I also am thinking that Laguna Beach does not have Affordable Housing (using upper case b/c this is damned important). No A.H. in Laguna! What the hell kind of liberal leftist communist utopian paradise are they running out there!!??!

    Maybe you mean “awardable housing”

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  82. @Farenheit
    I've long thought Trunp should use the housing of refugees , particularly Syrian type refugees, as a weapon, just like Obama did. This seems a perfect opportunity, he should announce he's sending 5000 on Monday, and enjoy the reaction.

    I’ve long thought Trunp should use the housing of refugees , particularly Syrian type refugees, as a weapon, just like Obama did.

    Or like what Lincoln did to Robert E. Lee’s property.

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  83. So If I could print up a Matricula Consular ID in the name of Juan Gonzalez, maybe I could cut across their front yards to get to a good surfing break.

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  84. @The Last Real Calvinist

    However, this shallow and incessant virtue signaling on the part of the elites is becoming boring. It seems they will superficially support all of the popular PC causes, but only if the newly minted immigrants (a.k.a. servants … and that includes us) know their proper place in the social hierarchy and stay on the de facto reservations where they were assigned to live.

    But the elites can’t help themselves. It’s “who they are” you know. Among the elect, social class and wealth trump all!
     

    Yes, good stuff.

    There is much to recommend the very simple proposal that upper- and upper-middle-class Americans like immigration because they are more comfortable with foreign servants. It is harder to boss around, in an intimate, home setting, someone who is culturally close to you. We Americans have lacked a sharply hierachical class system like the Brits had, so the sense of distance created by the cultural differance eases the discomfort.

    But I noticed as I was writing the paragraph above that I used the tense 'have lacked' rather than just 'lack'. I wonder if one facet of the recent barrage of contempt for the 'deplorables' is a nascent reconstituting of a more traditional class system in the USA. It would make life more pleasant for Our Betters if they could simply issue commands, with the natural authority of superior class, to the workmen and contractors and other deplorables with whom they must interact, rather than feel the need to engage with them in the mode of Mr Burns greeting his underlings at the annual company picnic:

    Amazing how the addictive appeal of Cheap Docile Domestic Immigrant Labor seems to work the same way in the US, the UK and France…

    Apropos:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-migrants-of-calais/article/2001284

    Even if Paris does not need a middle class, it desperately needs a lower class. Those symbolic analysts require people to chop their sushi, mix their cocktails, dust their apartments, and push their children’s strollers and their parents’ wheelchairs. This means immigrants — and increasingly it means only immigrants. Because who would you rather have washing your bathtub for 12 euros an hour? A laid-off factory worker who used to get 30 euros an hour and seven weeks’ vacation and who is now looking daggers at you? Or a polite woman from Mali, for whom the smell of Formula 409 is the smell of liberation? The banlieues are an integrated part of the world economy. There is now an immigrant-descended petite bourgeoisie. Naturally, as rich people monopolize the private housing stock, poor newcomers monopolize the welfare housing. Far from being a drain on rich people’s taxes, these projects provide subsidized housing for their servants. Big problems will eventually come, because there is no next rung on the social ladder onto which the migrants’ children can step. But this is not an acute problem just yet. For now, worrying about the banlieues is something of a red herring.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/unmaking-england/

    For instance, although the once ubiquitous legion of servants that had bolstered and helped define British elite and professional-class life began to disappear after the First World War and had all but vanished after the Second, today cheap immigrant domestic workers and a gigantic immigrant-fueled domestic-service industry mean that professional-class home life has become in essential ways more similar to what it was in 1914 than to what it was in 1994. But while the professional class enjoys the benefits mass immigration has brought to Britain, it is largely sheltered from the costs—including the rapid transformation of the character of traditional neighborhoods, the downward pressure on wages, and the fierce competition for public services and housing—that fall nearly exclusively on the English lower-middle and working class.

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  85. Today I learned that Malibu is practically the only part of the CA coast without Amtrak, because of Widow Rindge’s determination to keep outsiders off her Rancho. Which went so far as to entail building a railway, to keep out another railway.

    The NIMBY goes back a long way. I think Bolinas in the North is similar.

    http://www.malibucomplete.com/mc_history_rindge.php
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rindge_Co._v._County_of_Los_Angeles

    Upon hearing of the Southern Pacific’s plans, Mr. Rindge decided to build a private railroad through his ranch to keep the bigger railroad company out of his domain. A little-known law prevented duplication of an existing railroad line.

    More proof that the Brahmins are everywhere.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_H._Rindge

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  86. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Hmmmmm. I haven't gotten the hang of posting videos; maybe I'd do best to leave that to my betters.

    Here's the link to Mr Burns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBMQ59xmv0

    Try it earlier in a thread. Ron has limited the number of videos that preview per thread (5?) to help page loading performance.

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  87. @Polynikes
    Any place in southern California that is 90%+ white is damn near defacto racist. It's the only way you could maintain that ratio.

    No, just rich. Or is that racist too these days?

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  88. @Buck Turgidson
    Please don't tell me that Malibu does not have Affordable Housing!?! That would be extremely unprogressive and unstylish of them. Is this not mandatory for every liberal leftist communist utopia? I absolutely shall have a case of the vapors if I learn that Malibu does not have affordable housing!! I need to sit down and make a nice cup of tea and get my head around this.

    I also am thinking that Laguna Beach does not have Affordable Housing (using upper case b/c this is damned important). No A.H. in Laguna! What the hell kind of liberal leftist communist utopian paradise are they running out there!!??!

    We used to summer back in the Fifties and Sixties in both Laguna Beach and Malibu. The former was infinitely preferable, and I still don’t understand why anybody thought it a good idea to make Malibu anything more than a strip of beach apartments (which, in fact, it basically remains, even if the apartments are now multi-million dollar “homes”).
    Laguna was something of an artist’s colony and had a beach which was filled with coves and rock pools teaming with fish and eels and crabs which we used to catch with our bare hands (the eels being the most fun to handle). The housing stock was picturesque and most houses had orange and avocado groves, often frequented by the most beautiful ruby-throated hummingbirds. The restaurants were already French and high quality Italian and Mexican, and the adults would often wear evening dress for cocktail hour. Hollywood’s English colony loved the place and had never heard of Malibu (which, if they went North, they drove through on their way to magical Ojai).
    Malibu in contrast had surfers, most of whom were from the Valley.
    Enough said.

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  89. @Buzz Mohawk
    Been there a few times. What I think is hilarious is how PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) runs right over their heads -- plus the way they're all crammed together, side by side, just so they can be in front of the water.

    It's not the real world, and it's not even the best place to be on the beach. The word stupid comes to mind.

    Bullseye, Mr Mohawk, bullseye.

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  90. @The Last Real Calvinist

    However, this shallow and incessant virtue signaling on the part of the elites is becoming boring. It seems they will superficially support all of the popular PC causes, but only if the newly minted immigrants (a.k.a. servants … and that includes us) know their proper place in the social hierarchy and stay on the de facto reservations where they were assigned to live.

    But the elites can’t help themselves. It’s “who they are” you know. Among the elect, social class and wealth trump all!
     

    Yes, good stuff.

    There is much to recommend the very simple proposal that upper- and upper-middle-class Americans like immigration because they are more comfortable with foreign servants. It is harder to boss around, in an intimate, home setting, someone who is culturally close to you. We Americans have lacked a sharply hierachical class system like the Brits had, so the sense of distance created by the cultural differance eases the discomfort.

    But I noticed as I was writing the paragraph above that I used the tense 'have lacked' rather than just 'lack'. I wonder if one facet of the recent barrage of contempt for the 'deplorables' is a nascent reconstituting of a more traditional class system in the USA. It would make life more pleasant for Our Betters if they could simply issue commands, with the natural authority of superior class, to the workmen and contractors and other deplorables with whom they must interact, rather than feel the need to engage with them in the mode of Mr Burns greeting his underlings at the annual company picnic:

    The old rich don’t boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them.
    A cousin of mine and her husband, each one worth tens of millions, and all of it four to five generations old, proudly introduced me to their middle-aged Mexican maid (“undocumented” after decades in California) and cooed over her (and cute stories about her children) as though she had been their daughter. I didn’t tell them that I’d have had her on the first train south in no time.
    No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around, and I am sure that you are right about them – servants of their own race might prove to be their own cousins, and that would be embarrassing.

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    The old rich don’t boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them. . . . No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around.

     

    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we've debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other. Your comments seem to indicate such a scenario was indeed plausible.

    BTW, I've not sure I've thanked you for that tip on the Dutch immigration articles. I did indeed pick them up, and they were fascinating; there was quite a bit I did not previously know.
  91. https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/846422327503962112

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Says So-Called “Sanctuary Cities” Which Harbor Illegal Aliens Must Comply With U.S. Immigration Law

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  92. This is actually a pretty sensible policy. What are they going to do, threaten to deport their gardeners, housekeepers, and nannies? It’s not like they’re going to pay whatever the market clearing rate is for Americans to do that work. Since lots with a rundown shack and no view of the ocean go for $2MM, it’s not like illegals are going to be able to afford to live there.

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  93. Could you imagine the legendary Higgins Boats from WWII assaulting the Malibu beach loaded with illegals. Ok one can dream.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mW_0YwE84

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  94. @res
    Try it earlier in a thread. Ron has limited the number of videos that preview per thread (5?) to help page loading performance.

    Thanks; didn’t know this.

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  95. @Old Palo Altan
    The old rich don't boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them.
    A cousin of mine and her husband, each one worth tens of millions, and all of it four to five generations old, proudly introduced me to their middle-aged Mexican maid ("undocumented" after decades in California) and cooed over her (and cute stories about her children) as though she had been their daughter. I didn't tell them that I'd have had her on the first train south in no time.
    No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around, and I am sure that you are right about them - servants of their own race might prove to be their own cousins, and that would be embarrassing.

    The old rich don’t boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them. . . . No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around.

    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we’ve debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other. Your comments seem to indicate such a scenario was indeed plausible.

    BTW, I’ve not sure I’ve thanked you for that tip on the Dutch immigration articles. I did indeed pick them up, and they were fascinating; there was quite a bit I did not previously know.

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    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we’ve debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other.

     

    For a contrary view, check out The Quincunx, a subversive recreation of Dickens by Charles Palliser, published in 1986 I think, and compulsively readable.
    , @Old Palo Altan
    Delighted to have been of some help.
    One final anecdote (and please remember that, as John Derbysire has pointed out, the plural of "anecdote" is "data") about old families and their servants (not in my experience a word they ever actually use):
    My mother's first cousin was the daughter of an English titled aristocrat. There are three or four books about him, so I will not mention his name. This daughter never married and lived her entire life in the spacious and deliciously 1930s house her father had bought her for her 21st birthday. When I visited her there in the early eighties she had living with her an Irish woman some ten or fifteen years older than herself. This turned out to be her childhood nanny, who lived on there until she died, as did her sister who moved in some years later and survived into her nineties. By that time it ws the employer of old who was doing the serving. But it was utterly natural and filled, not merely wth dutiful love, but with laughter and good fun until the end.
    Now that's noblesse oblige.
  96. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The old rich don’t boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them. . . . No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around.

     

    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we've debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other. Your comments seem to indicate such a scenario was indeed plausible.

    BTW, I've not sure I've thanked you for that tip on the Dutch immigration articles. I did indeed pick them up, and they were fascinating; there was quite a bit I did not previously know.

    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we’ve debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other.

    For a contrary view, check out The Quincunx, a subversive recreation of Dickens by Charles Palliser, published in 1986 I think, and compulsively readable.

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  97. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The old rich don’t boss their servants around, and are in fact almost painfully polite and kindly in their dealings with them. . . . No, it is rather the nouveau riche who boss their servants around.

     

    Mrs Calvinist and Daughter Calvinist are big Downton Abbey fans (and I like it myself). One question we've debated is how likely it was that a family such as the Crawleys and their household staff would have such a high degree of mutual respect and even affection for each other. Your comments seem to indicate such a scenario was indeed plausible.

    BTW, I've not sure I've thanked you for that tip on the Dutch immigration articles. I did indeed pick them up, and they were fascinating; there was quite a bit I did not previously know.

    Delighted to have been of some help.
    One final anecdote (and please remember that, as John Derbysire has pointed out, the plural of “anecdote” is “data”) about old families and their servants (not in my experience a word they ever actually use):
    My mother’s first cousin was the daughter of an English titled aristocrat. There are three or four books about him, so I will not mention his name. This daughter never married and lived her entire life in the spacious and deliciously 1930s house her father had bought her for her 21st birthday. When I visited her there in the early eighties she had living with her an Irish woman some ten or fifteen years older than herself. This turned out to be her childhood nanny, who lived on there until she died, as did her sister who moved in some years later and survived into her nineties. By that time it ws the employer of old who was doing the serving. But it was utterly natural and filled, not merely wth dutiful love, but with laughter and good fun until the end.
    Now that’s noblesse oblige.

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  98. @Charles Pewitt
    A prominent member of the Trump administration was in New Hampshire yesterday. A very distinguished looking man with a full winter beard told this Trump administration person to get rid of Paul Ryan.

    President Trump must turn to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for good, solid political advice and wisdom. Now would be an excellent time for President Trump to float the idea of an immigration moratorium to give Sen. Cotton's immigration reduction proposals some running room.

    New Hampshire is being inundated with REFUGEE OVERLOAD. President Trump should announce the immediate suspension of all refugee importation and the immediate repatriation of all current refugees.

    I hear your pain and it is the same as my pain….. I feel daily.

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  99. @Reg Cæsar
    Wisconsin is #6, Minnesota #35, even though the states are near twins demographically and economically. Something else is going on here as well.

    Also, some of these subsidized births may be to married, stay-at-home moms, who'd pay dearly were they to be in the workforce but qualify for Medicaid (or other aid) if not. Smart choice, I'd say. And a rare case where welfare spending might lead to improvement.

    I strongly suspect my smart, stay-at-home wife gamed the system for our third child while her far more libertarian husband averted his nauseous glaze. But, hey, if it's a choice between they-pay-for-us or we-pay-for-them...

    In this environment, cynicism not only pays, it's necessary for survival!

    Props to your smart wife and negatives to you.

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