Why is this important? Because, for the first time, a Democrat win in 2016 doesn’t seem inevitable anymore.
Why is this important? Because, for the first time, a Democrat win in 2016 doesn’t seem inevitable anymore.
Wal-Mart seems to have become a hyper-liberal company: They boycotted Indiana when that state tried to protect religious freedoms, stopped selling the AR-15 rifle (the most popular rifle in the US), and raised wages to $9 an hour to support the movement to increase the minimum wage.
Now they’re paying the price for that last piece of liberal piety:
Between raising its in-house minimum wage to $9 an hour and increasing its spending on training, Walmart took on an extra $1 billion in expenses and subsequently failed to meet its earnings expectations. As the back-to-school rush gives way to the buildup to Christmas, Walmart employees around the country are seeing their hours trimmed as the company tries to recoup some of the losses it imposed on itself. Employees say they are being sent home early from their shifts or told to take extra-long unpaid lunch breaks, and they say that individual stores have been ordered to cuts hundreds or even thousands of man-hours. That’s not what was supposed to happen.
I will not shop at Wal-Mart and subsidize the forces that are trying to destroy my country and my way of life. How about you?
August ended with more than a 5 percent loss on the S&P 500, the worst performance for the month in 17 years and down 7.5 percent from its July high. According to Jason Goepfert at SentimenTrader, after August losses of this magnitude since 1928, September sported a positive return only 4 out of 13 times, posting an average loss of 5.4 percent. When they rallied, stocks only rose above August’s close by an average of 1.4 percent. When they fell, the drop averaged 8.3 percent.
So long as Qaddafi kept order in Libya and Turkey was willing to contain most of the Middle Easterners trying to pass through, a spineless Europe could maintain the façade of immigration limits.
The Central American border surge in South Texas was our own decaffeinated, low-calorie version of what Europe is facing. And our elite is at least as weak and emasculated as Europe’s. But we are, yet again, blessed by chance — on our southern flank is Mexico, with a functioning, relatively strong state.
The only other country immediately to our south is Cuba, which holds the possibility of turning into our Libya. I don’t like the Castros any more than Qaddafi, but we might miss them when they’re gone if Cuba’s government unravels, the cartels establish a presence, and illegal aliens from around the world use the island as a jumping-off point. Which is why we’d be foolish to ever give up Guantanamo — we’re going to need somewhere to drop off the illegal aliens that’s not on U.S. soil.
He lays out a long list of poll findings that indicate just how far to the left today’s immigrants are.
Krikorian is writing at National Review, a “respectable” publication. I write for a no-name blog; so I can say it more bluntly: Importing 100 million poor, low-skilled, under-educated, non-English-speaking, Socialist Third-Worlders would permanently stamp out the American way of life.
America as we know it would not survive, any more than native-American societies survived the arrival of European immigrants.
That some journolist should ask her:
In a recent speech about racial inequality, you mentioned the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray.
How come Michael Brown was left off that list?
He wants to track all visitors to America “like FedEx packages.”
How? By implanting anyone who visits the US with an RFID tag, like people do to their pets?? Or maybe everyone will be outfitted with ankle bracelets at the airport when they land (“Welcome to America! Please lift up your pant leg.”)
And why?? Isn’t E-Verify good enough to prevent illegal aliens from getting jobs?
Christie’s “proposal” is so bad in every conceivable way – legally, technologically, politically – that the imagination boggles. Was he drunk or high when he made it?
Meanwhile, his Web site’s Issues page (ironically titled “Taking on the Tough Issues”) does not include the word immigration. In fact, the word appears to be verboten on his entire Web site. Just like on Scott Walker’s Web site.
Where do we find these “candidates”?? Whatever loony bin they escaped from needs to use their implanted RFID tags or ankle bracelets to track them down and lock them up.
Just six years ago, ABC News predicted $12/gallon milk and $9/gallon gas today, because of globull “warming.”
Enviro-Nazis are almost always wrong, and their “solutions” almost always make things worse.
Also: The ABC “news” network is still censoring the RACIST Virginia shooter’s manifesto, probably until after the 2016 election.
I started a routine sales call with a potential client (whom I reached out to with a cold email just the week before). He was head of marketing at a hot consumer startup. After the routine pleasantries, he announced that he talked to dozens of marketing companies, and they had passed on them since the internal marketing team were doing a great job growing the brand. He said he didn’t really think that we had much unique to offer and that it was pretty unlikely they would try us out, but he’d give us a few minutes of time. It’s not uncommon for sales calls to start out with a healthy degree of skepticism, but what happened next is uncommon.
I agreed with him. I told him that I read about his brand in the press and that whatever they were doing was working very well because they’d just been covered by a major news outlet. Then I asked him how in a crowded and competitive space and against huge established competitors, they were able to so well distinguish themselves. He talked for the next 40 minutes. I asked him a couple questions here and there, but he did 99 percent of the talking. He said he didn’t need to see a proposal and asked for us to send over the contract. Authorizing a contract without even seeing a proposal has never happened before. I had spoken for in total less than two minutes. How did this happen?
It starts with great questions. In a 30-minute call, the client does almost all of the talking. That’s the best type of sales call. I just guide them by asking insightful questions, and listening intently. By asking insightful questions, you can steer the conversation, identifying the clients needs and then eventually showing them how what you offer is a fit for their needs.
More importantly, though, when people feel listened to, they feel understood and validated. When they feel understood and validated, they like you. When they like you, they trust you. And when they trust you, they’re willing to do a deal.
Read the whole thing.
I almost fell out of my chair when I read this in the pro-amnesty Weekly Standard:
Despite the very real pain and costs associated with decades of federal neglect of immigration policy, both parties have treated voters’ legitimate concerns about the issue with disdain.
It’s easy to see why voters have become radicalized on the issue. Republicans have long mouthed platitudes about enforcing immigration laws, with little to no follow-through. Democrats, eager to play identity politics, argue that border controls are essentially racist.
In the meantime, for Republicans alarmed by the prospect of Trump claiming the Republican mantle in Cleveland next summer, one way to take the wind out of his sails would be to try to unite the party behind a credible immigration policy. And since the GOP controls Congress, they could start on the issue tomorrow. It need not be a radical agenda; it should simply be one that takes the issue of enforcement seriously and is backed by a credible commitment that it will be enacted. After congressional Republicans go on the offensive and Obama vetoes a few bills in areas of bipartisan agreement such as tougher border security, perhaps GOP primary voters won’t be as inclined to turn to party outsiders to see their concerns addressed.
Why can’t the House and the Senate mandate E-Verify? Find some way to do it as part of the budget process, so that it can pass with a simple majority in the Senate, and dare Obama to veto the entire budget because of E-Verify.
Black suspect shoots white cop in cold blood, Lying Liberal Media conceals suspect’s race.
“We’ve heard black lives matter — all lives matter,” a visibly angry Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. “Well, cops’ lives matter, too.”
In a word, yes.
You and I have values, ethics. We hesitate to lie, to step on others’ toes, to break promises. We feel compassion, remorse, and humility. But successful politicians – whether in what we call “politics”, or in the highest ranks of large corporations or other large organizations – do not. Such people are natural atheists; if they believed in a God, they would fear being struck down by lightning for their ruthless amorality.
I’m reminded of this because I’m reading the wonderful biography of Napoleon by Emil Ludwig. I first read it when I was twelve years old, and I re-read it every few years. Every time I read it, new insights manifest themselves.
Today, I was moved by a scene between Napoleon and his estranged brother Lucien (chapter XVIII, about 43% of the way into the book.) I don’t want to spoil the scene for you, but it’s astonishing to behold how, in the space of a few pages, Napoleon’s human mask slowly slips off, and the alien creature that inhabits Napoleon’s body reveals itself. No wonder Lucien recorded the conversation for posterity.
Political success at the highest levels requires intelligence, hard work, and luck. But it also requires cold calculation, boundless ambition, and vast self-regard. Read that scene from the book, and keep it in mind the next time a politician says anything at all.
They only released excerpts. What are they hiding? Was the shooter even more inspired by “[only] Black Lives Matter” rhetoric than we know?
What happened the last time there was an amnesty for illegal aliens:
In 1988, George H. W. Bush lost Hispanic voters by 40 points to Democrat Michael Dukakis. This election was just 2 years after Reagan and Bush had enacted the sweeping 1986 amnesty law. That law legalized millions of illegal immigrants with a promise of increased enforcement that never materialized.
If ever the Republican myth that Hispanics will vote Republican if only the party champions amnesty were to apply, it would have been that election. In the next election, Bush won 25 percent of the Hispanic vote, while Ross Perot won 14 percent.
Unassimilated Hispanics, like most unassimilated immigrants, tend to be far to the left of the American mainstream.