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If Donald Trump Becomes President…

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May 18, 2016
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Then the president will have said of a female reporter:

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

If Donald Trump Becomes President…

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May 17, 2016
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Then the president will have opposed vaccinating your children.

Chart of the Day

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May 16, 2016
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Support for leaving the EU surged in Britain after Obama endorsed the EU.
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If Donald Trump Becomes President…

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May 16, 2016
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If Donald Trump Becomes President…

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May 15, 2016
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The president will have pretended to be his own publicist.

Tweet of the Day

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May 14, 2016
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WaPo reporter James Hohmann, yesterday:

Trump’s line went silent, then dead, this afternoon when WaPo asked: “Did you ever employ someone named John Miller as a spokesperson?”

If Donald Trump Becomes President…

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May 14, 2016
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Unfit

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May 10, 2016
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The Goldwater Theory is Quite Plausible

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May 7, 2016
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Because of demographic change:

The fundamental problem for the Republicans is that they’re already at a structural disadvantage in the Electoral College. The last six presidential elections have resulted in four very comfortable Democratic victories, a virtual tie resolved by the Supreme Court, and a narrow win by a wartime Republican incumbent in a decent economy—and George W. Bush was still less than 200,000 votes in Ohio away from a loss. The higher turnouts of presidential elections work against the GOP, and changing demographics are only making the problem worse. Barring economic catastrophe, a poor candidate for the Republicans is like handing an anvil to a mountain climber; they can’t really afford even a modest negative impact.

How the Lying Liberal Media Lies to You

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May 5, 2016
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This sob story about the death penalty conceals the race of the victim and perpetrator, because it was a black-on-white crime (if it was a white-on-black crime, rest assured the races would have been mentioned.) But, just as importantly, the “news” story never tells you what Timothy Lee Hurst did to deserve the death penalty in the first place. So I’ll tell you:

[Victim Cynthia] Harrison’s body was bound and gagged with black electrical tape. The body had over sixty incised slash and stab wounds, all of which were consistent with having been made by a box cutter, which was found by the back door of the restaurant.

Lee Smith, a friend of Hurst, testified that Hurst had stopped by his house on the evening before the murder and told Smith that he [Hurst] planned to rob the Popeye’s restaurant where he worked.

At 8:30 a.m. on May 2nd, Hurst returned to Smith’s house, carrying a clear plastic container with money in it and a bank bag. The amount of money taken by Hurst was later determined to be $1751.54 of the store’s proceeds and $375 in small bills and change, all taken from the restaurant’s safe.

Hurst told Smith that he had killed “the manager” and put her in the freezer. Smith washed Hurst’s pants, which had blood spots on them, and he also helped Hurst dispose of Harrison’s wallet and Hurst’s shoes and socks.

Hurst, Smith, and Hurst’s brother then went to a Wal-Mart store and bought a pair of shoes for Hurst. The three then went to a pawn shop, where Hurst bought three rings for $300.

Hurst deserves to die.

Four Theories of Donald Trump

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May 4, 2016
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  1. The Reagan Theory
  2. Trump will Make America Great Again.

  3. The Schwarzenegger Theory
  4. Much like Arnold Schwarzenegger in California and Jesse Ventura in Minnesota, Trump is an unusual candidate whose sheer charisma will cut across ideological lines and win him a landslide victory. But he will prove to have no principles other than self-aggrandizement.

  5. The Goldwater Theory
  6. Hillary Clinton will run an LBJ-Goldwater-style “Daisy” commercial, and crush Trump by 20 points, because Trump has alienated too many voters.

  7. The Buffoon Theory
  8. During the campaign, Trump will make some outrageous statements about vaccines, Putin, or women, be exposed as a fraud in one or more of his “businesses,” and be annihilated in the general election. Everyone will wonder how he ever won the Republican nomination. There will be calls to make the presidential primaries less democratic.

I hope for 1, but suspect 4 is the most likely outcome. Trump supporters expect 1 or 2.

Video of the Day

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May 4, 2016
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Comedian Larry Wilmore caught a lot of flak for taking no prisoners at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. But anyone who’s seen Wilmore’s nightly show on Comedy Central would not have been surprised. Wilmore hosts the show against the backdrop of a world with the South Pole at the top (why not?) Despite having been abandoned by Stephen Colbert’s RACIST audience, Wilmore is usually brilliant, wickedly funny, and very open-minded, which results in setups like the clip below.

It’s a strange state of affairs indeed when people yell “Black Lives Matter,” even as Wilmore, Trevor Noah, and Beyonce – have you seen Lemonade? It’s crazy and brilliant – are perhaps the most talented entertainers today.

What to Do About Trump

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May 4, 2016
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I helped stopped the Bush amnesties in 2006 and 2007, and the Obama amnesty in 2013. I believe that illegal immigration is the most important issue affecting the United States; If 100 million poor, low-skilled, under-educated, non-English-speaking, socialist Third-Worlders were to become US citizens, America as we know it would be over.

For that reason, I would support a mangy yellow dog for the presidency if the dog would end the flood of illegal aliens, and I would oppose any candidate who would amnesty those aliens. In 2008, I voted third-party because both major-party candidates supported amnesty.

My bottom line on Trump is this: If he can convince me that he won’t “let the good ones back in” after deporting them, I will vote for him, donate to him, and enthusiastically support him. If not, I will vote for someone other than Trump and Clinton.

Currently, I believe Trump will promptly invite back virtually everyone he “deports.” So I cannot vote for him.

The Tech Bubble is Over

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May 3, 2016
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According to the ping-pong-table indicator:

Until late 2014, Twitter was regularly ordering tables from Billiard Wholesale, a store in San Jose, Calif. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

The store’s owner, Simon Ng, figured it either ran out of space “or they’re having company problems.”

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“Last year, the first quarter was hot” for tables, says Mr. Ng, who thinks sales track the tech economy. Now “there’s a general slowdown.”

In the first quarter of 2016, his table sales to companies fell 50% from the prior quarter. In that period, U.S. startup funding dropped 25%, says Dow Jones VentureSource, which tracks venture financing.

We Predict, They Comply

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May 3, 2016
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Polipundit, February 25th:

I’ve shorted Twitter on principle. I might take any profits I make from that and hang them on the wall as a trophy. Good riddance.

CNN, today

Shares of Twitter fell 2% Tuesday and hit a new all-time low of $13.90.

Twitter is down 40% this year. It is nearly 50% below its IPO price of $26 and more than 80% lower than the peak of $74.73 it hit way back in December 2013 — one month after it went public. (Those were the days!)

In contrast to Twitter, Facebook, whose founder is much more leftist, isn’t censoring conservatives. Yet.