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Political Theatre

Paul Ryan’s chief of staff and GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Passed around the bogus Steele dossier after the 2016 election.

1:34 pm on January 15, 2019

Why aren’t Gillette razor blades the best that blades can be

For more than a few months at the beginning of each product cycle?, by Steve Sailer – The Unz Review.

12:28 pm on January 15, 2019

Lèse-Majesté

By Steve Sailer – The Unz Review.

12:27 pm on January 15, 2019

San Francisco in One Photo.

Fully Robotic Coffeeshop next to Jobless Homeless.

11:56 am on January 15, 2019

Florida pro-lifers introduce bill banning abortions

On babies with heartbeats. Gov. says he’ll sign.

11:56 am on January 15, 2019

Anglo-Saxons Preceded Vikings

In England by 400 years. (Thanks, Jeff Deist)

11:55 am on January 15, 2019

Gillette’s Toxic Feminism

Writes Brian Dunaway:

Procter & Gamble’s femsplaining reaches new heights of condescension, but this text from the WSJ article really confused me: “The ad puts a new spin on the brand’s 30-year tagline, ‘The Best A Man Can Get,’ challenging men to take positive actions, such as stopping other men, and the next generation, from harassing women.”

Why is this necessary? Aren’t we told every minute of every day – especially in the advertising media – that women are stronger and smarter than men? And wouldn’t “stopping other men … from harassing women” be characterized as being a gentleman, or even, God forbid, chivalrous? I thought we were supposed to detest this behavior now?

Did I miss a meeting?

11:54 am on January 15, 2019

Never mind killer robot

Here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019.

11:53 am on January 15, 2019

Most of the White House food staff had been furloughed due to the partial government shutdown

So Trump decided he would feed the Clemson Tigers a meal of “great American food,” which included McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and Domino’s.

11:52 am on January 15, 2019

36 Dems

Could run for prez.

4:15 pm on January 14, 2019

Perfect Answer to Ocasio-Cortez

From Trump.

4:14 pm on January 14, 2019

Gillette Attacks Men and Masculinity

Boycott it!

3:33 pm on January 14, 2019

Arab Christians clash with police in Israel

Over vicious anti-Christian sculpture.

3:25 pm on January 14, 2019

Ivanka, Jared Stormed Out of Dick Cheney Biopic.

Another reason to see it.

2:35 pm on January 14, 2019

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Progressives

To the Test.

12:36 pm on January 14, 2019

White American Births Below Replacement Level

In Every State.

12:35 pm on January 14, 2019

The shutdown’s real lesson:

Government has taken hostage too much of the economy.

12:35 pm on January 14, 2019

Non-Essential Workers

Writes Greg Privette:

Hi Lew,

I read the post on the Political Theatre:

“Sorry, I Don’t’ Feel Sorry For Furloughed Feds”.

I think in this day and age where many theoretically still middle class workers are struggling to get by amongst stagnate wages and ever increasing costs the government may come to regret the use of the term “non-essential workers”. It brings to mind several things over the years that have bothered me with respect to supposed hardship being experienced by government workers.

During the Air Traffic Controllers strike I was traveling on business. The local news in whatever city I was in were doing a human interest story on a local controller. The idea was to drum up sympathy for the claims of how underpaid they were by interviewing him at home with his family. The news crew, clueless as they are, made the mistake of running video as they came to his house. He was married with 2 or 3 kids, lived in a very nice house in a very nice subdivision, and had two nice cars and a nice boat in his garage and driveway. I remember at the time thinking I hoped to be that underpaid someday.

Another was a local news article after the hoax referred to as “the sequester” supposedly kicked in. Some of the defense contractors laid off employees. The article interviewed a guy who I believe was some type of computer programmer for Lockheed/Martin here in the Atlanta area. He wanted everyone to know there was a human side to the cruel cuts. He said he was earning 130K/year at Lockheed and people needed to realize he couldn’t just go out and make that much anywhere else! I’m sure this gave him no indication he might just be overpaid at taxpayer expense. I am also sure he wouldn’t consider himself a government employee.

The other two come from the last “financial collapse” of 2008-2009 and were at state level.

Georgia, being one of the more fiscally sound states only had to make modest cuts. One thing they did was to require all state employees to take two mandatory unpaid days off each year. Very cruel of course. Many state agencies decided to just close for two Fridays throughout the year. I read an article in the paper cautioning the citizenry that we wouldn’t be able to obtain our normal “services” from these agencies on whatever the upcoming Friday was. I wish I had kept a copy of the article so I could list the names of the agencies. It was virtually impossible for me to imagine anyone being affected if they had simply been shut down permanently. Anyone other than the bureaucrats they employ at least.

Lastly, during that same budget “emergency” the state started closing all the interstate rest parks and welcome centers at 7:00 every evening. This couldn’t possibly have saved much money but it goes a long way toward punishing everyday taxpayers. During that same period, where they couldn’t afford to keep rest parks open, I was driving somewhere and they were out mowing the medians and road sides on the highways!!

12:19 pm on January 14, 2019

Investigator: ‘Nearly a Dozen Young Men’ Have Come Forward on ‘Serial Predator’ Ed Buck

Dem Leader Instructed Party Members To Stay Silent.

12:18 pm on January 14, 2019

Far-Left 9th Circuit Rules Against Little Sisters of the Poor

Mandates They Pay for Contraceptives in Spite of Supreme Court Win.

12:16 pm on January 14, 2019

Planned Parenthood Instructing Pimp

Writes Luis P. Almeida:

Lew,

I didn’t think I could be surprised by depravity anymore. I was wrong. Here’s a video of a Planned Parenthood employee instructing a pimp on how to get abortions for 14 year old prostitutes.

1:48 am on January 14, 2019

Congress Should Follow Trump’s Lead

More voters now think.

2:25 pm on January 13, 2019

Asylum seeker attacks pregnant woman

Unborn baby dies.

2:24 pm on January 13, 2019

Cal’s Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax

On Drinking Water in First Budget.

11:46 am on January 13, 2019

A question…

By Steve Sailer – The Unz Review.

11:43 am on January 13, 2019

The Horror of ‘Friends’

The sitcom’s characters are straight, white people.

4:27 pm on January 12, 2019

No Whites Allowed

To apply for doctor openings in South Africa.

12:33 pm on January 12, 2019

Comrade-Mayor de Blasio Says New York’s Wealth Is ‘In The Wrong Hands’

And Should Be Redistributed.

11:54 am on January 12, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

She is the most antiwar Dem.

11:10 am on January 12, 2019

Magnetic Poles Are Moving Rapidly as Never Before

Precursor to a Pole Shift?

11:10 am on January 12, 2019