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Monday, May 13, 2019

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See Democrat Contenders' Laughable, Massive Giveaways by Erik Rush.  Excerpt:
...Among the mind-bogglingly unaffordable proposals being floated are reparations for blacks for slavery. On April 8, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced a bill that would study the concept of reparations for descendants of slaves. Booker said that the bill is “a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy and implicit racial bias in our country.”

The persistence of racism, white supremacy and implicit racial bias in America is an utter fiction (unless one takes into account the uncomfy bed progressives have made for blacks), but blacks and rank-and-file liberals have been convinced that these are endemic to our nation.


...T]here are definitely enough propagandized blacks and foolish whites among us to make this a reality given the right (or wrong) combination of a Democratic president and Democrat-controlled Congress.
Read Mr. Rush's entire essay HERE. He discusses much more than race.


  1. Dems are locked in a pander spiral they may not be able to pull out of.

    1. SF,
      I hope so! I want to see them spiral into an abyss.

    2. Unfortunately, the vortex will probably suck down GOOPers offering free goodies. GOOPers love trying to out-Democrat the Democrats, although it never works...

  2. I can't wait for the "at least he snot Hillary" policy debates.

    1. TC,
      I doubt that such "events" will happen.

    2. I can't wait to see how many GOOPers jump in on the Pander Parade.

    3. It'd be just damn awful to suggest deficit spending on anything but arming the Taliban.

    4. Fiscal Conservatism is dead in DC, has been for decades.

    5. True dat... and the current America hating Commie stooge in the Oval Office isn't going to resurrect fiscal conservatism.

      Get Vince McMahon on the horn. We're going to Pandermania, brother!

  3. Of course it is.
    It's just Booker trolling the suckers so he can get a led up in he South Carolina primary.

    Pure kabuki.

  4. This is the "pander without actually advocating anything" ploy. Booker will be widely reported as "advocating reparations for those affected by slavery," when the only thing he actually is advocating is that such reparations be studied. Not made, or paid out, but that they be studied.

    The money used for studying reparations does nothing for "those affected by slavery," but greatly enriches the think tanks doing the studying.

    1. Jayhawk,
      Excellent and perceptive comment! Thank you.

      And I hope that you will visit and comment again.

    2. "With the over 100 Billion Dollars in Tariffs that we take in, we will buy agricultural products from our Great Farmers, in larger amounts than China ever did, and ship it to poor & starving countries in the form of humanitarian assistance." - from Comrade Trump's prolefeed

    3. I saw that too and thought, "Finally, an honest politician!"

    4. You missed Rod Serling reporting about Trump discussing the Mueller Report with the leader of the country that interfered in our elections

    5. That clown still believes the Chinese government pays the tariff, doesn't he?

    6. Point is, for the studiously ignorant, politicians of all stripes pay off constituents from the federal treasury. El Donaldo just came out and plainly stated it.

    7. That $600 in Facebook ads really put Trump over the top...

    8. Who knows. Every intelligence agency in and aligned with the United States says the Russians interfered with the 2016 elections. But a guy that thinks vacuum dehydrated steaks in a cardboard box are amazing says otherwise.


    9. TC,
      [E]very intelligence agency?

      I dunno how much I trust intelligence agencies. Something akin to how I don't trust every cop.

      Just sayin'.

    10. Tariffs are taxes, Farmer and were the primary source of tax revenue right up to Smoot-Hawley.
      They are regressive also which tRumpistas love.

    11. How many votes did the Rooskies change?

      I'd say the Rooskies were pretty even handed. A cadre of facebook troll sowing chaos throughout the land, supposedly to help Donald Trump... Balanced off by getting our obese, brain-dead alphabet agencies to swallow whole a dossier full of disinformation.

      I don't know if the CIA and FBI are criminals, or simply criminally incompetent. Either way, they ended up Putin's fools and tools.

      Well played, Vlad. Well played.

    12. Awful lots of flak over this here socialist target lol.

      Poor dumb Trumpistas.

    13. Y'all have been such good sports so I'll just do one more before I letcha get back to supporting the guy that's go make deals with the Establishment to drain the swamp (lulz)

      What do you suppose the intelligence agencies you don't trust will find when they investigate the investigators?

      Is this thing on?

    14. Trump was right about China two decades ago; he’s right about China now. For everyone who claims that the tariffs will destroy the US economy, try to explain how the US economy has experienced faster growth and higher earnings since the tariffs were imposed. Reality check. US Imports from China equates to 2.7% of total global imports. US exports to China is 0.9% of total exports. Ninety-six percent of all US trade is NOT with China. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Office of the US Trade Representative.

      The US economy is not going to implode because of Trump’s trade war with the Chinese. Quite the opposite, in fact. Stock market dips? Not a problem. You can get investors to sell their stocks by doing little more than grinding your teeth ... a bunch of wimps, if you ask me. It is far past the time when an American president should stand up to Chinese trade dishonesty.

    15. Weeze gone feed the starvin' shitholes of the world with money and food that don't belong to the gubmint! Yeeeeehaw git the rifles!

    16. Gee, that was downright hilarious.

    17. Ah well you know. We have to investigate the investigators so this nothing that happened to Trump never happens again.

    18. One of the striking differences between intelligent people and Trump voters is that intelligent people are introspective.

    19. Self-awareness alert!

    20. And in a blink of an eye it was gone, like a Brian Kolfage scam charity webpage.

    21. Poor TC... Still butthurt, extra crispy.

    22. Poor Silverfiddle. Easier to be cucked than explain how binary chemical artillery shells work. Yay Chair Force!

    23. Wipe away the tears, President Trump will be gone in 6 years.

    24. No tears. I get it. At least those pesky Democrats were blocked from implementing socialism before Trump could. Yay Team!

    25. Reel in that bottom lip and cheer up. If you Democrats pick the right candidate, you just might send President Trump packing.

  5. Duck,
    That's part of it, but not all of it. Cory Booker is "a hater." Period. Full stop.


    DORIS DAY passed away yesterday at age 97.

    Hers was a life well spent, and should be a great inspiration to all. She achieved great and lasting success as a singer, dancer, and surprisingly good actress after overcoming many obstacles, much heartbreak and many disappointmnts along the way.

    She gave us untold hours of pleasant diversion and genuine pleasure in a lengthy career.

    In latter years she devoted herself to providing care, shelter and affection to the animals, bless her heart.

    I may not have been her biggest fan way back when, but my appreciation for her talent and unique brand of wholesome feminine charm grew over several decades, and I shall always remember her with smiling affection and gratitude.

  7. _
    Beneath Wholesome Image, Doris Day Was An Actress of Considerable Depth

    by Lindsey Bahr (edited and heavily redacted by FT)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name “Doris Day,” cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention.

    The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97, was a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe but seemed to exist in a lost and parallel world of sexless sex comedies and the carefree ways of “Que Sera, Sera.” She helped embody the aura of manufactured innocence in the 1950s, a product even she didn’t believe in.

    “I’m tired of being thought of as Miss Goody Twoshoes .... I’m not the All-American Virgin Queen, and I’d like to deal with the true, honest story of who I really am,” she said in 1976, when her tell-all memoir “Doris Day: Her Own Story” chronicled her money troubles and failed marriages.

    There was more to her, and to her career, than not sleeping with her leading men. She gave acclaimed performances in “Love Me or Leave Me,” the story of songstress Ruth Etting, and in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Longing ballads such as “Blame My Absent Minded Heart” led critic Gary Giddins to call her “the coolest and sexiest female singer of slow-ballads in movie history.”

    But millions loved her for her wholesome, blond goo looks and for her string of frothy, stylish comedies, beginning with her Oscar-nominated role in “Pillow Talk” in 1959. . . . “The Thrill of It All” with James Garner followed . . .

    Her on-screen chastity was a gag for comedians prompting Osar Levant to quip, “Doris Day? Oh yeah, I knew her before she became a virgin.” . . . Her audiences, however, preferred to take her at face value. The nation’s theater owners voted her the top moneymaking star in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.

    . . .

    In truth Doris Day was one of the greatest born movie stars ever to grace the screen. Beloved by co-stars and directors for her natural gifts, honesty and charisma. Director Michael Curtiz advised her against taking acting lessons. James Garner told Vanity Fair that she was the “Fred Astaire of comedy.”

    “Whether it was Rock Hudson or Rod Taylor or me or whoever,” Garner said, “We all looked good because we were dancing with Clara Bixby,” using one of the actress’ affectionate nicknames .dremt up by her colleagues.

    Her last film the 1968 comedy “With Six You Get Eggroll,” a was also the time her third husband, Martin Melcher, who was as widely disliked as she was lloved, died, . . .

    Melcher, whom she married in 1951, left her deeply in debt. He acted as her manager and often received producing credits on her movies, much to the irritation of her co-stars who saw him as a no-talent hustler.

    Largely ecause of Melcher the $20 million she had earned had vanished and she owed around $450,000, mostly for taxes. In 1974, Day won a $22.8 million judgment against her lawyer and business manager for mishandling of her assets.

    After that she turned her attentions wholly to the welfare of animals, which would occupy her for the rest of her life. . . .

    Although Day was absent from the screen for decades, she was never forgotten. In 2004 she was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which she said she accepted with grtitude, but didn’t claim in person because she “didn’t fly.” That unwillingness to travel also prevented her from getting a Kennedy Center Honor sand other awards.

    Even so, she still had enough of a following that a 2011 collection of previously unreleased songs, “My Heart” hit the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The same year, she received a lifetime achievement honor from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Friends and supporters lobbied for years to get her an honorary Oscar. . . .

    She lived in Monterey, California, devoting much of her time to the Doris Day Animal Foundation . . .

    [NOTE: The late Associated Press writer Bob Thomas contributed biographical material to this report.]


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