Nigel Farage’s speeches in the European Parliament laid the groundwork for Brexit. Here he is in 2010, asking the new “President” of the European Union who exactly he is:
Given all the political doom and gloom lately, I’d assumed Brexit would lose. Like I underestimated Donald Trump, I underestimated Brexit. But this time, I’m thrilled to be wrong! Brexit is great in all sorts of ways:
1. There’ll be chaos initially, but the UK will be fine. Fear-mongering will have less effect in future referenda.
2. Boris Johnson will be prime minister!! He may look like Trump and have some of the same policies, but, unlike Trump, Johnson is literate enough to have won an unusual limerick contest. The thought of Boris as prime minister sends a thrill down my pant leg.
3. The British revolt against large-scale immigration will be noted by other Euro nations. Euro politicians will be slightly more inclined to control immigration.
4. As with Trump, Brexit was carried over the finish line by surprising support from working-class voters, this time in the north of England. These voters could swing similar referenda all over Europe.
5. Scotland will finally leave the UK, freeing the English to tack starboard. When Scotland leaves, the Labour Party in the UK will be much like the Republican party in California – resigned to irrelevancy.
6. Brexit gives a fresh wind to pro-borders people all over the world. Our cause isn’t quixotic! We can win!
By deferring action on Obama’s de facto amnesty, and sending the case back to the lower courts. But how long will this reprieve last? At some point, the case will be back in the Supreme Court, with a majority-making justice appointed by the next president.
Is how Dilbert creator Scott Adams titles a column that claims to use “persuasion techniques” to make people like me change their minds. Unfortunately, Adams fails to answer my primary objection, which I will phrase here in “persuasive” question form:
If Trump can threaten judges and businessmen now, when he hasn’t even been nominated, just how much overreach would we endure during the eighth year of a Trump presidency? Would I be audited by the IRS for writing this blog post? Would I have to deal with other government agencies, like Jeff Bezos would? If a federal judge and a billionaire are subject to Trump’s whims, what exactly would prevent Trump’s minions from arresting me for writing this blog? And what would stop the next Democrat president from continuing those abuses, with Trump as precedent?
To quote Donald Trump on the First Amendment:
Amazon is controlling so much of what they’re doing, and what they’ve done is he bought this paper for practically nothing, and he’s using that as a tool for political power, against me and against other people. And I’ll tell you what, we can’t let him get away with it.
Three Syrian refugees reportedly raped a little girl at knifepoint in Idaho before urinating on her body, an incident that prompted furious residents to accuse Twin Falls city council members of covering up the assault.
The perpetrators were three Syrian youths aged 8, 10 and 13, with the oldest boy directing the assault.
The little girl was playing outside Fawnbrook apartment buildings when the boys put a knife to her throat and forced her inside a laundry unit. She was then stripped naked, raped and urinated on. The 13-year-old reportedly told the younger boys to urinate on her because they were incapable of ejaculating.
All covered up by our legal system and the Lying Liberal Media because the perpetrators were “children.”
The city council meeting is a “fun” watch:
The two “winners” don’t get along. Recalls Sheen:
“I am reminded of a time about five years ago. I was at a dinner with my ex-wife Brooke [Mueller] and her family and this and that, and about halfway through I noticed Donald staring at my watch. And so he started saying, ‘Listen… I’m sorry that I can’t make your wedding,’ and I was [thinking], I didn’t invite you. So he says, ‘But I want to give you an early wedding gift as a gesture from me and Melania.’ And she doesn’t say a word. She’s very sweet and very pretty, but just kind of sits there, ya know?” recalled Sheen.
“[Trump] says, ‘These are platinum diamond Harry Winston,’ and he pulls off his cuff links and he gives them to me,” he continued. “And so I’m like, ‘Oh gosh, Mr. Trump, you really shouldn’t do this,’ and he goes, ‘No, no, it’s the least I can do.’”
[Six months later …]
“So [the appraiser] says, ‘In their finest moment, these are cheap pewter and bad zirconias.’ And they’re stamped ‘Trump.’ And I just thought, ‘What does this really say about the man? That he said this is a great wedding gift, and it’s just a bag of dogshit?’”
Very surprising, given The Guardian’s status as the de facto organ of leftist establishmentarians. But he has an explanation:
I know a painter/decorator who has not been able to raise his wages for 15 years. There’s always someone else, he says, willing to work for less. A driver who arrived from Turkey 18 years ago, who says the bus companies used to pay more than £12 an hour, but can now pay £10 or less because they have so many takers (and yes, the irony is noted). A care-home cleaner in a rundown seaside town who reckons her hopes of ever getting more than the minimum wage are zero. Each blames an influx of workers from the EU. Each of them are voting out. Tell them the EU protects workers’ rights and they just laugh.
Back in February, I posited that globalization is now the driver of domestic politics all over the world. This is yet another data point in favor of that hypothesis.
Rumors are that Donald Trump plans to start his own TV network after the election. Whether he wins or loses, the TV network would be a very good thing because:
1. It would free Fox News from being the token conservative network, and give the Lying Liberal Media another competitor/watchdog.
2. It would shift the Overton Window, especially on immigration, since Fox News caters mainly to establishment conservatives.
3. It would make for fantastic watching! No matter Trump’s faults as a presidential candidate, he is a gifted reality TV star.
55 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton, a seemingly insurmountable obstacle for her, until you see that Donald Trump has a 70 percent (!) unfavorable rating. There’ll be a lot of nose-holding in November.