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My biggest fan has called me America’s greatest living political scientist. He would be 100% accurate if “that nobody knows about” was added to that statement. I’m going to be bringing out those big guns in this post.
We have the first non-positive and in fact relatively negative review of Ann Coulter’s Adios America from someone generally on the non-lamestream right, that being Fred Reed of “Fred on Everything.” Most of his review is along the lines of “Mexico isn’t as bad as she puts on.” One might be tempted to say that the only reason he’s defending Mexico is because his wife is Mexican and he lives in Mexico a good percentage of the time. If anything, that would actually bolster his credibility. But, that’s not what really interests me about his review. It’s what he writes at the end:
For example, the subtitle is “The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole.” I picture myself talking to my good left-liberal friend Diana:
Me: “Hey, Di, are you planning to make America into a third-world hellhole?”
Di: “Why, yes, Fred! I’m on the disease-importation committee.”
¡Adios America! energetically favors ending immigration to America, a good idea which will not be adopted, but her unending railing against the Left ensures that the book will be read only by people who already agree with it. How bright is that?
To be fair to Coulter, she skews the Republican establishment, RINOs, and the people we now call cuckservatives in this book, as much as she does the left.
That said, Fred Reed has a really good point here, one that he might not even know how profound it is.
Let’s bring in another weekend editorial on immigration matters, from Mark Steyn. The lulz of it is:
Trump is full of it, too. But at least he’s full of it in English rather than bullsh*t. Which is what you’re speaking when you talk about “pathways to citizenship” and “comprehensive immigration reform”. They’re Democrat evasions, and the Republican base is entitled at the very minimum to demand Republican candidates who come up with some weaselly duplicitous evasions of their own. A significant section of the GOP base is sick of dialing Republican headquarters and hearing “Press 1 for Spanish, press 2 for consultant-approved claptrap, press 3 for artful straddle, press 4 for all disavowals of last year’s positions, press 5 for endless looped replays of John McCain’s amusing primary-season-only super-butch ‘Build the danged fence!’ commercial, press 6 for live audio feed of John McCain teaching Lindsey Graham how to say ‘Danged!’, press 7 if you know the Spanish for ‘Danged!’, press 8 to hear Jeb Bush say ‘No amnesty, not on my watch, no sirree!’, press 9 to hear Jeb Bush say ‘Viva la danged amnistía!’ If you wish someone to speak to you in non-forked-tongue English, please stay on the line and wait for an operator.”
But what I think is the meat of this is at the end. Steyn analyzes the public statements of all the Presidential candidates of both parties on immigration including Donald Trump, and he finds that the strongest restrictionism is coming from none other than a Jewish leftist socialist from Vermont by way of Brooklyn and an Israeli kibbutz, that being Bernie “Feel the Bern” Sanders. Though once again, his voting record belies his rhetoric by a hundred Vermont country miles.
I’m going to mash up Fred Reed’s point and Mark Steyn’s point in order to bring out the big guns.
Why do not any serious well-funded efforts to repeal Social Security and Medicare exist? Because those who might want to spend a lot of money on such a campaign know that they would only be wasting their money. And that’s because Social Security and Medicare of some frame, form or fashion has mile wide and mile deep bipartisan multi-ideological support. Sure, there are always “privatization” plans floated from time to time, but that’s not done out of a mentality that Social Security and Medicare shouldn’t exist, it’s done out of a mentality that Social Security and Medicare Parts A, B and C represent $1.3 trillion of social spending that neither an insurance company nor Wall Street gets a cut of. It’s just a matter of insurance and Wall Street Super/PACs and allied 527s and think tanks buying politicians, bribing politicians and bastardizing ideologies in order to get a piece of the $1.3 trillion action, not that the $1.3 trillion action shouldn’t exist for the purpose it does.
As long as we’re stuck with democratic republicanism, the only way that money power can be beaten is with mile wide mile deep people power. Immigration patriotism is already a done deal, signed sealed delivered, for the non-establishment right. But, per Fred Reed’s implication, the cause isn’t really going to gather the steam it needs to overpower the donor cartel until it sweeps the non-establishment white left. If that happens, the way it will happen is if Fred Reed’s friend Diana and multitudes like her convince themselves, or others convince them, that their precious left-of-center hobby horse causes are far more hurt by mass non-white immigration than the Democrat Party is electorally helped by it. At the moment, doctrinaire white liberals think that it helps their pet causes, simply because more mystery meat immigrants means more Democrat voters and more blue team victories, that empower doctrinaire white liberals to enforce the ideology that their elect-a-new-people flock doesn’t like. Reed’s point is that books like Coulter’s aren’t helping.
Another problem is that any immigration patriotism enacted by a potential right-nationalist-identitarian Presidential administration is undone by the next President that is a liberal or a cuckservative or a centrist establishmentarian. Everyone knows that you get Social Security and Medicare no matter which button you press on the voting screen, precisely for what I said above: Mile high, mile deep, bipartisan, multi-ideological. That’s the way immigration patriotism needs to be. But it’s not going to be that way until the grassroots left takes it up, and they need to take it up on their own volition based on their own concerns.
One can see that there’s enough of a potential for a viable immigration restrictionist white left political space, from things like Oregon’s Measure 88 last November, and the differential between its defeat and the Senate race in Oregon. Baraq Obama’s worst issue in the polls? Immigration, and there’s around a 10-15 point differential between his disapproval on immigration and his disapproval overall, meaning that 10-15 percent of the people like him on most things but just not on immigration, and that can only add up to some white liberals. And other examples, the point being that immigration patriotism’s polling and election results are often better than even immigration restrictionist Republicans and way better than establishment open borders Republicans.
This is why I want Bernie Sanders’s Presidential campaign to go as far as possible. I want him to be the singular accepted anti-Hillary among Democrat voters, (translation: Stay out, Biden), and I want him to do it while openly campaigning on the same kind of immigration restriction that he tempted us with in his Ezra Klein interview and simultaneously his standard liberal boilerplate. I want grass roots white liberals to think the water is safe, nice and warm, and that it’s okay to want patriotic immigration reform and that they can have it and everything else they want at the same time, and they can get immigration patriotism without having to suck it up and team up with troglodytes like yours truly.
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Mass Hispanic illegal immigration into Baltimore, Milwaukee and St. Louis are causing their murder rates to spike in 2014 over 2013.
I think you need to darken your screen, Pat McKim.
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LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* Robin Smith, nee of Channel 4, nee of the rumored SLPS-funded three figure lunches with Jerome Jones in the ’80s, for SoS? Seriously? (At the moment, it’s gossip that has crossed the credibility threshold such that I feel comfortable in peddling it, but as of yet, no corroboration.) ICYMI, Jason Kander is leaving SoS to challenge Roy Blunt for Senate, and AFAIK, he’s the only credible Democrat who has announced for Senate. Meanwhile, now that I think of it, Smith would be the first actual announced Democrat of any sort for SoS; I know on the Republican side, Jay Ashcroft has already announced. (UPDATE 7 PM: Corrob, from the TV station she’s retiring from.)
* The real reason why these heavily black school districts do these BTS fairs can be found, or more accurately, hinted around, with this short paragraph:
There’s a sense of shame for children who aren’t prepared for the first day, which may prevent them from showing up. And when children fail to go to class in the first few days, they tend not to return as much throughout the year.
Actually, first day attendance is a crucial statistic which determines districts’ funding sources from external sources, and individual schools’ first day attendance is a big factor in its district-allotted budget for the school year that just started and also what the district will do for the school in the next school year; if the school’s attendance is too low, then it’s on the chopping block for school closings. In the case of both the individual schools and the districts, therefore, there is a huge incentive to max out first day attendance.
* Another march, another rally, keep on pushing. One of these days, it just might work. Or not.
* Yes, it’s that difficult wedge between Benton Park, Soulard and Lafayette Square again.
* Wicked racial profiling tricks: “Basketball without tryouts” means basketball without blacks. To put it more accurately, it’s a way for white kids to be able to play competitive basketball without half of the ghetto showing up thinking they’re next going to be the next LeBron Jordan.
* He was the Smack Man of Warren County. I’m surprised he wasn’t on top of his game enough to accuse the Wright City cops and all the other agencies in Warren County of racial profiling.
* The expensive preschool trend comes to St. Louis. That, and a little bit of truth: By kindergarten, the teacher’s assessment of her students’ social skills will be a very good predictor of her students’ life tracks.
* So surprising, because he has the countenance of shame.
* He may not actually be, but I bet he reminded him of someone who could be.
BTW, what’s with this arresting him and charging him? Haven’t they gotten the message from his pseudo-father and owner of that house that it’s almost like slavery to be throwing black men in prison?
* There was just a brief blurb about this in the local eyeball news, with no real details except for the ones that would make it a dead giveaway if you are part of the universe of those who can see. So I went to the NYP’s version of this, and thankfully, they provide pictures to prove my wicked racial profiling trick is still clicking on all cylinders. The first one in the stretcher in the first pic looks like he’s wearing a Kansas City Royals hat; though I doubt there are many Kansas City Royals fans in Brooklyn. Hint: Royal Blue, as in Crips.
* They’re still riding that “stolen pills” hobby horse? Even if that mattered to Baltimore’s violent May, and it really didn’t, they would be all used up by now, and not matter at all to Baltimore’s even more violent July.
* They’re going to change the name of this place before we get the idea to go there and play Cowboys & Negroes.
* I want to think that it was white leftist kooks who did this, because the graffiti is too neat. But how many white leftist kooks are there in southern Mississippi?
* Yoots vs World War T, popcorn time.
* Deafening silence today from the “too many guns” crowd. Remember, though, he tried to off Pam Gellar, and as far as that goes, he and many in the “too many guns” crowd are of common cause.
* Beijing gets ’22 Winters, meaning it will be the first city to host both summer and winter games. Of course, since Beijing’s competition was a city in a country that everyone has to look up in order to spell correctly, a country whose biggest star is a fictional character whose real world existence is from London, this was a foregone conclusion. Also, it will mean three straight Olympics in East Asia: 2018 Winters (Peyongchang, South Korea), 2020 Summers (Tokyo), and now 2022 Winters (Beijing).
* From Denmark: Unbelievable.
* It’s easy: It’s just a matter of peaking too soon.
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D.C. Education Board revisits flexible routes to high school graduation
The D.C. State Board of Education is launching a task force in late August to develop recommendations for awarding high school credit with increased flexibility.
The proposal would move the District away from a system based solely on the age-old “Carnegie unit,” which grants credit according to seat time, in favor of a system that rewards how much a student knows or can do.
And then, this that and the third, yadda yadda.
I know what you’re thinking.
There goes that bigot again, saying that they’re trying to make it as easy as possible for dumb blacks to get high school diplomas, so that the DCPS can stop getting hounded for low graduation rates. ZOMG!
Yes, my wicked racial profiling trick Geiger counter is making a lot of noise in that direction. But it’s also suggesting that I should look in another direction.
Think: Gentrification of Washington, D.C.
The DCPS could very well be doing this partially for the benefit of whites. To give them a third educational option, other than mortgaging the future of your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren to send them to Sidwell Enemies, and other then having them risk it in DCPS blackboard jungles. I can easily see how creating alternate paths to accumulating credits by way of alternate routes of demonstrating competence would far more help the teenage sons and daughters of Deputy Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Whatever at the Any Given Federal Executive Cabinet Department, people that make good money but not Sidwell Enemies tuition money. Furthermore, if word gets out that you don’t actually have to attend DCPS blackboard jungles to graduate from one, it will ease the minds of a lot of white people of not the highest household income who are considering living in D.C. proper but hesitated because of the schools.
Let me prove my point with a quote from the article:
The proposal, developed by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, would have offered students multiple ways to earn credit starting this coming school year, including passing a state-approved test or participating in a “course equivalent,” such as an internship, community-service project, portfolio or performance that can be tied to the academic standards.
Okay, be honest with me. Does this sound like the kind of thing that N’Deshawntavious and Boolakaydria would benefit from, or the kind of thing that the teenage son or daughter of the Deputy Assistant Deputy Undersecretary would benefit from? N’Deshawntavious and Boolakaydria don’t seem to be the ambitious types who would assemble portfolios or go on internships or organize community service projects in lieu of their not being able to pass the Piltdown Man curricula in black DCPS high schools. Meanwhile, the teenage son or daughter of the Deputy Assistant Deputy Undersecretary is likely a social climber, thinking Ivy League, wants the college application rhinestone.
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