Trump Gave Charlie Sheen a Fake Wedding Present

June 19, 2016

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?’”

Guardian Editor Supports Brexit!

June 18, 2016

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.

Trump TV is an AMAZING Idea!

June 17, 2016

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.

Americans Hate These Candidates

June 16, 2016

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.

Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft

June 16, 2016

85-13. Even if this bill doesn’t become law, the courts would probably require it anyway:

The recent opening up combat roles to women will also likely change the constitutional grounding for the exclusion of women from the draft. The Supreme Court ruled in 1981 that women were not subject to the same requirement as men to register for Selective Service because they did not serve on the front lines. That is obviously no longer the case.

Terrorist Murders and Tortures French Cop and Family

June 14, 2016

To celebrate Ramadan. Which brings us to the inevitable poll:

Which of these is truly Islamic?

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Political Correctness Murdered Dozens of People in Orlando

June 12, 2016

Warning signs were ignored:

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

“I quit because everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy said Sunday, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”

Gilroy said this shooting didn’t come as a surprise to him.

China Bans Interracial Marriage

June 11, 2016

“Fat Black Bitch” Demands Reparations

June 11, 2016

But only for people like her:

“I see thin femmes and women (of all races, actually) who are offered protection and care in ways fat black bitches are never granted,” she writes. “Our dehumanization is used to humanize everyone else in the entire world, but no one wants to protect, save or celebrate us.”

From each according to his ability, to each according to her need!

How We Could Stop Telemarketers

June 11, 2016

Despite being on the national Do Not Call list, I still get calls from telemarketers, as do most Americans. Many of these companies are located abroad and violate American law with impunity. But there may be a way to stop them:

Perhaps capitalism has the answer. Our time resource is both valuable and limited. Allow us to charge for it. The charge need not be excessive in order to produce the desired result. Currently, robocalling a dozen different phone numbers costs the caller in the vicinity of 1¢. Suppose we decided to value our time at the currently bandied-about proposed minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. That would allow a charge of at least 25¢ per minute per call. It stands to reason that a change in the cost to place a nuisance call from less than a tenth of a cent to 25¢ or more would discourage all but the most determined of scammers from intruding into our lives.

How could it work? Ring-ring. (Since you now have a reason to answer, almost every call will be answered by a live person if one is present.) “Hello, this is Rachel with….” Hang up. Count to three, lift the receiver and dial or punch *00 (or some other simple code established by the phone companies for this purpose) to tell the phone company to charge the caller. If Cousin Sue calls or your auto mechanic calls to tell you your car is ready for pick up, you don’t enter the *00 code.

The phone company then charges the caller the 25¢. Why should they do this? Because they get to keep 10¢ of it for doing the bookkeeping and collecting the fee. The other 15¢ gets credited to your phone bill.

Some Good News For a Change…

June 10, 2016

ISIS’ days are numbered: Two years after the ultra-hardline group proclaimed its caliphate to rule over all Muslims from swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, its many foes are advancing on a number of fronts in both countries, with the aim of closing in on its two capitals, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul...

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Poll: What do YOU think of Donald Trump and the judge?

June 10, 2016

What do YOU think of Donald Trump and the judge?

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How I Will Vote in 2016

June 9, 2016

Back in 2008, I found myself having to choose between two major-party candidates who would amnesty illegal aliens. So I voted for Libertarian candidate Bob Barr.

Well, this year, I’ll write in the name of the person I think would make the best president, Ted Cruz.

Cruz is pro-borders, anti-establishment, and conservative across the board. His integrity is impeccable, and he’s as smart as they get. To seal the deal, this year Bob Barr is a convention delegate for… Ted Cruz.

Trump’s Greatest Fear

June 9, 2016

Is being exposed as a low-rent con artist:

Why is the Trump University one so important? Because it shows Trump to be not a captain of industry but a small-time con man. He’s putting his name on a scheme to get desperate people to come to hotel conference rooms and max out their credit cards, for a few hundred dollars here and a few thousand dollars there. According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Trump’s entire profit on Trump University was $5 million, which for a guy who claims to be worth $10 billion ought to be pocket change. So why does he do it? Why would a guy who’s supposedly so rich be so desperate to grab such small sums, trying to hock steaks and vodka and water? Why start a pyramid scheme selling vitamins? Trump’s entire brand is built on the idea of his enormous wealth and success. If everyone concludes that he’s just a low-rent con artist, then the entire edifice crumbles — both the business and the candidacy.

Quote of the Day

June 8, 2016

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), explaining why he’s withdrawing his earlier support for Donald Trump:

Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.