Don’t expect much new material in this space until Monday.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* Turns out the transfer reform bill that Nixon vetoed was worse than I thought, because it got a last minute poison pill amendment that would have allowed for students who are in unaccredited schools within otherwise accredited districts. I’m glad Nixon vetoed it.
* If you’re white and anywhere close to Bell Curve City, you’d have to be the dumbass of all dumbasses to want to impersonate a cop in this day and age. Getting made and caught for your stunt isn’t your biggest danger. Because, #BlackLivesMatter.
* “Scales back deportations?” How is that even mathematically possible?
* In that which there are both kinds of Indians. Both dot and feather.
* Wait, what? I thought fences didn’t work. I thought there were always ladders a foot taller than the fence.
* I’m happy with the outcome, but I noticed something. One hint is that this is in my immigration section.
* Hey, intersectional leftists, start whacking your hammers, because I’m sure this gives you an orgasm.
* The slightly cracked rhetorical door that Scott Walker left for himself to open and run right through in order to get back to open borders when he started to pretend to be an immigration patriot for a few weeks, he just went through. Though I didn’t need to know this, because of his support for the TPP, which is de facto supporting immigration surges. In related news, look who he has brought onto this staff.
* The story about the SF camera crew getting jacked turns out to have had a hook to immigration; see below in the National section.
* It’s official: Baltimore PD admits to surrendering to the black undertow. And I don’t buy this line about “they wanted to save lives before property,” because riots usually wind up killing people.
* Indianapolis calls in the Feds to help combat its own black undertow. Speaking of Indianapolis, five shot within fifteen minutes there last night; I guess they were trying to set some sort of speed record.
* One of you asked me about this hypothetical scenario, which turned out not to be so hypothetical.
* Look, ma! Look who used to say something something not so good about gay “marriage.”
* What if they gave an election and nobody came? If it winds up being H-> versus Jeb!, we might get close to that. News is starting to bubble up to the surface about how hardly anyone on the left or in the Democrat Party is really jazzed about HRC, and of course if Jeb! wins the nomination, it will be because he defaulted into it by winning so many crucial early primary states with puny pluralities. The nadir of turnouts in Presidential elections is 49% in 1924 and 1996.
* I’m telling you so often to grab the popcorn that we’re going to have so many popcorn grabbing opportunities in the next year or so leading up to and including the DNC 2016 in Philly, I think, that all that popcorn is going to wind up consuming all the corn harvest.
* Some say this is cultural appropriation; I don’t think so. I think there’s a very easy and philosophically consistent line that can be drawn between the actual real life event and this photographic imitation.
* The recent hysteria over the cultural icons of old Dixie has also reignited the Indian team mascot nontroversy. Now, Obama’s National Park Service is playing hardball on that front with efforts to build a new stadium for the Washington R******s. Then I recall: Didn’t that unmentionable NFL team name just get a new stadium just a few years ago?
* They were there to do a report about a murder that happened very near there just a few hours before, and while they were there, they were robbed of their cameras and equipment and pistol whipped. It says this happened at Pier 14 Embarcadero. I looked that up on GM, and it looks like the last area where one would expect to be very dangerous. Google has San Francisco offices there (separate from its world HQ down in the SV), and it doesn’t look to have any “affordable housing” nearby. But, I did find a possible culprit, public transportation called BART has a stop right there. UPDATE: Turns out the murder at Pier 14 they were covering was done at the hands of that illegal alien who already had seven felony raps and was “deported” five times previously, so this story should really be in the immigration stack, but I’ll just make a note of it up there. Also, when you read these crime stories about “he was previously deported x number of times,” it doesn’t mean he was actually physically removed x number of times then snuck back into the country x number of times. No, in this case, being “deported” means getting a court order to deport, most of those orders are ignored. So, he was “deported five times” in terms of his getting five court orders to go home, never actually going home.
* If I was a parent, I’d want to know. But I can’t work up the kind of outrage over this that is editorially displayed here. I’m going to go out on a limb and surmise that the schools in Seattle mentioned here as participants have high NAM percentages.
* “…was not the boy she remembered.” Sure he wasn’t, but you have to consider the possibility that people change a lot between the ages of 11 and 49.
* Ironically, Margaret Thatcher was one of the few Tory votes in favor of what turned out to be a successful bill to legalize male homosexuality in the UK. It happened while she was a relatively young Tory back bencher.
* That’s what you get for telling the truth, one day you’ll get drafted to play on the same guy you told the truth about, and then you’ll have to walk it all back.
* Sweet dreams, you rat.
* “Napoles tells Yahoo Parenting that she and her husband Andrew have been taking Desmond to watch the Pride March since he was 6 years old.”
And look what he was going two years later. Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is older, he will not depart from these ways.
* “Aww, how cute.”
Aww, hell. Eleven-year olds should not be involved in such serious relationships. If at all.