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Wha Happened?! Trump Comes to the Chivalrous Defense of Pelosi: ‘For Them to Call Her a Racist is a Disgrace’

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For those of you who have — in the words of the Rolling Stones — “sympathy for the devil,” here’s a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Lafee-Bridal-Luxury-Overwear-Outwear/dp/B078C6KQ9G/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=fur+coat&qid=1562969849&s=gateway&sr=8-16

That’s so you can purchase Satan a fur coat — though I’m not sure Prime delivers to hell.

And yes, it’s a man’s garment. If there’s one thing we know about the Master of Evil, it’s that he’s most certainly male.

The reason for your benevolence? Hell has frozen over — Donald Trump has come to the defense of Nancy Pelosi.

I guess the eccentric billionaire is far more gracious than he’s been given credit for.

In his defense, though, he was using it to lambaste Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Speaking to reporters Friday, The Donald slammed AOC and crew due to shots fired toward the House Majority Leader in their feud which purportedly began with Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley refusing to endorse the $4.6 billion Pelosi-supported border bill (see more here).

It should also be noted, however, that — generally — fights don’t start with something such as the above. I assume there was contention brewing before the vote.

Here’s Trump:

“I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her. And you know what? I don’t think that Nancy can let that go on.”

I believe he’s right.

Nancy seems made of steel. And despite the negative press over the ordeal, she made clear Thursday: “Regrets is something I don’t do” (here).

The President grazed something with which I agree: Alexandria isn’t very respectful toward others in Congress, including those much, much older and more experienced than she.

I’ve said it before — it’s as if someone is whispering into her ear: “Pssst. You just magically know everything, despite the fact that you know nothing. Embrace the magic. Tell everyone how everything is. Save the world with the stuff you (don’t in any way, shape, or form) know.”

Nancy ain’t much for it.

And Alexandria is really testing her.

From The Washington Post:

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday.
“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Trump continued:

“[Alexandria] should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect. She should not be doing what she’s doing.”

And Pelosi may be a lot of things; but, if you ask the Leader of the Free World, a racist isn’t one:

“And I’ll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do: She is not a racist, okay? She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”

So there ya go — it’s snowing in hell. The head Republican defended the head Democrat. In Washington. In America.

But I was just kiddin’ about sending Lucifer a coat over Trump’s comments. It was, of course, a ruse. As we all know — because we’ve been told for over three years — Donald Trump is the devil.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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A 5-Months-Pregnant Alabama Mother Is Shot In The Stomach & Her Baby Dies. The Murder Charges Are Politically Stunning

Man Gets Interrogated By Police For Liking A ‘Transphobic’ Limerick On Twitter – It’s Recorded As A ‘Hate Incident’

Teenager Tells His Teacher There Are Only 2 Genders. The School Suspends Him For Not Being ‘Inclusive’ (VIDEO)

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The American Psychological Association Creates a Task Force to Promote Polyamorous Relationships

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psychology: (noun) the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.

 

It’s been 84 years since Frances Langford sang the seminal “I’m in the Mood for Love.” On a cultural level, she surely had no idea what that notion might one day mean.

And what it means these days, in some cases — to put it bluntly — is a perpetual sexual threesome.

Or foursome.

Fivesome?

That’s a lot to manage.

But that stalwart of sexual management — the American Psychological Association — is tryin’ to put you in the mood.

According to LifeSite News, the APA has put together a task force to study the benefits of “consensual non-monogamy.”

The goal? As per the group’s website, it’s to eradicate the world’s negative view toward gettin’ it on with a bunch of people as part of one’s romantic commitments.

And as is the case with so many societal revolutions at present moment, the move’s being made in the name of that most victorious (and psychological?) of words — inclusivity:

The Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy promotes awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships. These include but are not limited to: people who practice polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.

RELATIONSHIP ANARCHY.

Sounds like a delight.

Psychologists based at — brace yourself…this one’s gonna be hard to believe — California universities — are out to get rid of that Olde World malady that has no place in contemporary nekkid endeavors: stigma.

What’s the responsibility of a psychological association? Why, it is, of course, advocacy:

Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people’s life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all. This task force seeks to address the needs of people who practice consensual non-monogamy, including their intersecting marginalized identities.

The goal of the task force is to generate research, create resources and advocate for the inclusion of consensual non-monogamous relationships in the following four areas:

  • Basic and applied research
  • Education and training
  • Psychological practice
  • Public interest

Yep — that’s called “psychology.”

If you can turn your attention away from the anarchy of your sexual free-for-all long enough to participate in the study, you need express agreement with a series of statements, including these:

  • I support generating research and promoting awareness of issues facing individuals engaged in consensual non-monogamy with multiple marginalized identities.
  • I support including consensual non-monogamy on healthcare provider locator websites/directories.
  • I support including consensual non-monogamy as a legally protected class (i.e., to avoid discrimination in employment, housing, etc.).

Again — this the American Psychological Association.

As I stated previously:

“[I]t’s starting to seem that — whereas there were once entertainment and sports (here) and politics (here) and religion (here) and culture and education (here) — there are now instead woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics.”

Add to that medical and philosophical institutions.

A few years ago, some people claimed the redefining of marriage would bring about not one, but many alternatives. They weren’t wrong.

And the coolness of being poly is making its way to the eyes and ears of the cool kids.

From LifeSite:

Polyamory is gaining acceptance in popular culture. For instance, Teen Vogue — which is directed at girls 13 and over — recently had an extensive article about Willow Smith, daughter of singer Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Will Smith, who has declared herself polyamorous.
Admitting to occasions of past self-harm, the 18-year-old singer said she is equally attracted to men and women and averred that she would find fulfillment in a relationship with two other people. The arrangement is known as a “throuple.”

A throuple!

The Consensual Non-Monogamy crew isn’t the only APA task force. Consider its Religion and Spirituality Task Force, officially described as such:

The Task Force on Religion and Spirituality was created to encourage a confluence between sexual minority orientations and identities and religious experiences. It further attempts to create affirmation and acceptance for LGBT individuals of faith within theologically diverse ideological traditions. Given the importance of faith and even religious tradition in the lives of many LGBT individuals, the Committee seeks to reduce theological barriers often separating sexual minorities from the sources of their beliefs.

No woke politics involved there; that’s pure “psychology” — for those who love inclusivity.

Are you in the mood for love?

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehereherehere, and here.

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AOC’s Chief of Staff Admits the Real Goal of the Green New Deal – It Wasn’t Fighting Climate Change

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You’ve heard of the Green New Deal; how about the Brown one? Because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-plane, anti-20th-century, cowfart-fighting manifesto should be locatable on San Francisco’s Poop Map (here).

And what’s the point of it? Well, despite its Green nomenclature — which would suggest it’s rooted in environmentalism — the scheme is really all about socialism. There’s a reason they were called the Brown Shirts.

#Crap

In a recent Washington Post interview, AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admitted the Nazis’ favorite economic system was the point to what Ben Shapiro called “one of the stupidest documents ever written” (here).

According to the Post, the fess-up came during a conversation between Saikat and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts:

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

Well, retrofitting all existing buildings and taking long-distance travel back to the days of The Lone Ranger would certainly have an economic effect.

It’s not an entirely new revelation; as pointed out by The Daily Wire, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom J. Donohue wrote the following in February:

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously. Take, for example, the Green New Deal – a sweeping proposal to “save our planet” that reads more like a parody of the progressive agenda. No laughing matter, however, is the proposal’s ultimate objective: to give government unprecedented power over people’s lives and our entire economy.

Other aspects of the Green New Deal seem wildly out of place for an environmental resolution. Consider the promise of massive new entitlement programs that could only be achieved through a radical redistribution of wealth. Here, the proposal shows its true colors. This is not some run-of-the-mill progressive policy – it is a Trojan Horse for socialism.

The Green New Deal aims to upend our entire economic system, wresting consumer choice from everyday Americans and putting personal decisions – from the food we eat to the cars we drive – in the hands of an unelected elite.

Right. Socialism is an economic system wherein all products and means of production are owned by the government.

In other words, in Alexandria’s ultimate paradise, all things are owned by…Alexandria.

How could anyone who understands the definition of the word, then, want her anywhere near a government building or legislation anywhere near socialism?

Is ignorance the new driving force of American democracy?

Either way, the cat’s out of the bag, and from the horse’s mouth. Or, at least, the horse’s chief of staff:

Socialism is the goal of the Green New Deal, and — in case you haven’t read it on a bathroom wall — Socialism Suxx.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Tucker Carlson: There’s a Greater Admissions Scandal at America’s Universities, and It Involves Prominent Democrats

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You’ve most likely heard of the bribery/university enrollment controversy involving some of Hollywood’s recognizable faces (here and here). But earlier this week, FNC’s Tucker Carlson observed that the greater admissions scandal involves prominent Democrats.

Against a backdrop of Chris Cuomo working out, Tucker asked how the CNN star — who “can barely speak English” — got into Yale.

“There are nights when Cuomo emits entire paragraphs that mean nothing at all. Just pure gibberish. Like pig latin or dogs barking.”

Who’s Chris? He’s the dude who put down prayer and the prayerful (here). Additionally, he’s the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed allowance for the murder of infants just seconds before birth (here) and claimed that America “was never great” (here).

The Fox host pondered:

“Is Chris Cuomo a secret genius? Does he have some amazing talent that’s invisible on TV? Maybe he speaks flawless Urdu? Or has a deep grounding in particle physics? Or can calculate pi to the final digit?. Actually, no — Chris Cuomo can’t do any of that. It turns out that he has an even more impressive qualification: His father was the governor of New York. If you want to get into a top American college, it’s best to have a parent who’s a well-known Democratic politician. That’s the most effective credential of all.”



Tucker’s list of the politically privileged whose offspring all got into exclusive schools included the following:

Bill and Hillary Clinton
Bill de Blasio (“the incompetent mayor of New York City”)
Sen. Michael Bennet
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Bob Menendez
Sen. Chuck Schumer
Barack Obama

Subsequently, Tucker fingered the “sham” of earned access among the Democratic elite:

“How does this happen? Because our meritocracy is a sham. It’s fake. They tell you that only the most accomplished students get into these schools. They’re lying. Their friends’ kids get first dibs. Fellow members of their social circle. Kids whose families can help them down the road. The children of sympathetic politicians are an obvious priority for admissions officers. These are the same politicians who funnel many billions in tax dollars to colleges and universities every year. Letting a senator’s kid into Harvard is smart business. The quid quo pro is obvious. It’s a form of unregulated lobbying.”

Interesting point. It reminds me of a response I heard when the Tinseltown admissions story first broke — “Why didn’t they just do like all the other rich and famous parents: make a donation and bribe the school that way?”

With the more conventional method, as noted by the cable king, no one ends up in the slammer:

Remember the varsity blues scandal in California, where a group of socially-anxious soccer moms tried to game college admissions? This is far more corrupt, except nobody’s going to prison for it.”

Tucker sure knows how to get across a message.

Watch him go in the video above.

-ALEX

 

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Early Look at 2020 Senate Races, Part 1: The Northeast

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This is the first of four articles in a series looking at the 2020 Senate races by geographical region, starting with the Northeast which, for analysis purposes, this writer has included West Virginia.  There are seven Senate races in this area with five of those seats held by Democrats.  The races will be presented in alphabetical order by state with the incumbent’s (if they are running or if still undecided) approval rating in parentheses (courtesy of Morning Consult) along with their disapproval rating.  For example, if 42% approve and 28% disapprove, it will appear as (42/28).

DELAWARE

Democratic incumbent Chris Coons (52/29) seems destined for another term in the Senate.  Thus far, there are no primary opponents and no Republicans have declared their candidacy.  Delaware holds a late primary, so there is still plenty of time to recruit a GOP challenger.  The problem is that the Republican bench in Delaware is very thin.  Although this writer believes someone will emerge, it will likely be in a losing effort.  The key to Delaware is picking up enough votes in the central part of the state.  The vote turns conservative as one moves further south through the small state.  Even still, the population center is in the north near Wilmington which is staunch Democratic territory.  Prediction: Democrat hold.

MAINE

Like or hate her, Susan Collins (52/39) is the GOP’s best chance at this point to keep this seat in Republican hands.  Collins has not announced her intentions for 2020 yet.  There are some rumors that she will retire from the Senate in anticipation of a gubernatorial run in 2022.  Two Republicans are not waiting- police officer Derek Lavasseur and perennial candidate Max Linn.  On the Democratic side, they believe they have found their prime candidate in state house speaker Sara Gideon who will, at this point, face two lesser known Democrats in the primary.  However, the potential entry of Zack Ringlestein or Congresswoman Chellie Pingree could upset that apple cart.

Should Collins run for reelection, it will be interesting to see how her vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation plays into the equation.  Remember that Collins faced some threats in Maine and at her home in DC which seems to have garnered her some sympathy.  And, of course, there is that elephant in the room- Trump.  Surprisingly, he currently holds a 41% approval rating in Maine which is rather good for a Northeastern state, all things considered.  Prediction:  GOP hold with Collins in a close race.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ed Markey (51/29) is the Democratic incumbent and first won a special election in 2013 to replace John Kerry who became Secretary of State.  He then won the seat outright in 2014 taking 62% of the vote.  He currently faces two primary opponents.  Thus far, two Republicans have declared their candidacy and it isn’t looking good.  First, there is scientist Shiva Ayyadurai whose family left India when he was seven.  This is a Republican candidate who seems to have grabbed the hand lotion and tissues as he read AOC’s Green New Deal and pledged $100 million towards it.  Second, there is Tiffany Williams, a black LGBTQ activist who is news director for an organization called “Crime Tracker.”  With the right set of circumstances and the right candidate, voters will vote Republican.  Remember Scott Brown?  They also have a Republican governor with high approval ratings.  The GOP is not going to get a fire breathing conservative elected in Massachusetts.  In a state where Trump has a 31% approval rating, the chances of any GOP victory here are zilch.  Prediction: Democrat hold.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Perennially, besides perhaps Wisconsin or Iowa, this is one of the toughest states to prognosticate.  Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (52/31) sports some great approval numbers well above the threshold for reelection (things start to get dicey below 45%).  Thus far, the only Republican who has declared their candidacy is retired Brig. General Daniel Bolduc.  Unlike their neighbor, Massachusetts, there are potential names that could enter the mix if they so choose.  Among them are former Senator Kelly Ayotte, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and William O’Brien, former speaker of the state house.  O’Brien has expressed the most interest.  Trump has a 39% approval rating in the state which could be a potential drag on any Republican candidate, especially given Shaheen’s high approval rating.  One person who would have given her a real run for the money would be current Governor Chris Sununu who enjoys high approval ratings.  However, he has opted for another run for Governor (New Hampshire, like Vermont, holds gubernatorial elections every two years).  Prediction:  Democrat hold in a closer than predicted race.

NEW JERSEY

March 20, 2020 is a big date in the Garden State.  That is the filing deadline for major party candidates and incumbent Democratic senator and presidential wannabe Corey Booker (47/33) is up for reelection.  He cannot appear on the primary ballot for two offices, so his fate as a senator rests on the success of his presidential campaign.  Booker is not really gaining traction on the presidential campaign trail with his thunder being stolen by others, mainly Kamala Harris.  By March 20, it is likely that Booker will fail to win any primaries on the presidential front (unless something seriously changes), he will drop out and run for reelection to the Senate.  Regardless, one Democrat is not waiting- Lisa McCormick, a fire breathing self-described “progressive activist” in the Elizabeth Warren mold.

For the GOP, three candidates have declared their candidacy- Tricia Flanagan, a pro-life, pro-gun conservative, Natalie Rivera (little information), and businessman Hirsch Singh, who seems more concerned with people mispronouncing or misspelling his name at this point.  The point is, at this juncture, none of these candidates have name recognition in the state.  None of them really have political experience (not necessarily a bad thing).  Most importantly, none of them have a chance against Booker.

What should concern Booker is that 33% disapproval rating among New Jersey residents.  The northern part of the state- mainly the NYC suburbs- is the population center of the state and the key to electoral victory.  A Republican does not have to win this area outright to prevail, but they have to have a better-than-history showing to prevail.  The fact is that Booker somewhat struggled the last time out against a relative unknown.  One person who could have seriously challenged Booker was Tom Kean, Jr., the son of a popular former Governor, but he has opted for a House run in 2020.

Note: an open race, should Booker stay in the presidential sweepstakes, would totally alter this analysis.  It would be interesting to see a McCormick versus Flanagan matchup.  Prediction: Booker or no Booker, Democrat hold.

RHODE ISLAND

Democrat Jack Reed (49/27) is up for reelection and running.  He is the more quiet of Rhode Island’s Senators with Sheldon Whitehouse being the grandstander.  Holding one of the latest primaries in the country, there is certainly time for the GOP to find a potential candidate.  Even if they do, this is a state that has gone so far Left there is no reason for optimism here.  The saving grace is that because they have gone so far Left, they have lost population and are expected to lose one of their two House seats after the 2020 Census.  That should count as a GOP victory in Rhode Island in 2020.  Prediction:  Democrat hold.

WEST VIRGINIA

The final entry in this article is West Virginia, one of the strongest pro-Trump states in the country (58% presidential approval).  Republican incumbent Shelley Moore-Capito (48/30) is running for another term.  Paula Jean Swearengin, who challenged Joe Manchin in 2018 running from the far Left, is the only declared Democratic candidate.  Unless someone more moderate enters the race, this should be a GOP victory of landslide proportions.  Richard Ojeda, who ran and lost in the 3rd District midterms, and former West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin are two possibilities.

West Virginia has turned into one of the most reliable GOP states in the country.  They will, however, on occasion select a Democrat.  Current Governor Jim Justice was elected as a Democrat, then changed party affiliations.  Robert Byrd was a long serving Democratic Senator as was David Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, the other Senator, is a Democrat.  So, although Moore-Capito has the leg up here given the propensities in West Virginia and her incumbent status, nothing is a sure thing.  Prediction: GOP hold.

Tomorrow: The Midwest

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw Points Out An Inconvenient Truth About Identity Politics To Nancy Pelosi

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This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of being a racist and was herself accused of being a racist by AOC.

Pelosi portrayed the President as a racist over his efforts to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Pelosi said, “This is about keeping — you know, ‘Make America’- his hat? Make America White Again. They want to make sure that people — –certain people are counted. It’s really disgraceful and it’s not what our Founders had in mind.”

The next day, AOC accused her of being a racist. She said, “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

What does it mean to label an opponent a racist. It used to describe an individual who believes those of a different race to be inferior.

It’s evolved into a tool frequently used by the left to end, and win, a debate by the claim of higher moral ground. It’s become a knee-jerk reaction among Democrats.

The problem is, through overuse (and abuse), it has lost both its meaning and its power.

I saw an amusing gif about “playing the race card.” It said, “Your race card has been declined. Do you have another form of argument?”

This is what you reap when you play identity politics.

One trait I especially admire about Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is his ability to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff in political situations. Here’s the message the outspoken, and wise, Congressman sent to Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.

“Madam Speaker, welcome to the true nature of identity politics – where you’re accused of being racist for no reason at all, and where intellectually lazy insults are used against you as a way to replace substantive debate of your argument or idea.”

Enough said.

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LA Police Chief: In an Effort to Fight the City’s Homeless Crisis, Warrants for Homeless People Will Be Canceled

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A city worker uses a power washer to clean the sidewalk by a tent city along Division Street Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. Homeless people have until the end of Friday to vacate a rambling tent city along a busy San Francisco street declared a health hazard by city officials earlier this week. The mayor’s office says about 40 tents remain, down from a high of 140 tents this winter. The tents have lined both sides of a street under a freeway overpass for months, drawing complaints from residents and businesses. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

 

 

At present time, tons and tons of people are sleeping on LA’s sidewalks and defecating in public.

What’s the solution?

In part, it’s to give them a break concerning warrants for their arrest.

So thinks LA Police Chief Michel Moore, who Wednesday told The Associated Press it’s part of the cure for a major malady of the humanitarian kind:

“This is a humanitarian crisis of our generation. This matches any other calamity that this city or this region or this country has seen. It is, I believe, a social emergency.”

He’s not wrong about it being an emergency; but it’s a problem the city itself created: Allowance is encouragement.

And now, as asserted by Victor Hansen Davis, California is the country’s first Third World state.

Nicely done.

Like a delicious hotcake, in some sectors — notably San Francisco — the Golden State has become golden brown. Just fancy a look at the city’s Poop Map (here). Breakfast, anyone?

Is Michel further feeding the problem by forgiving warrants? What does that accomplish?

As for stats, take a ganders, as reported by the AP:

Homelessness rose 16% in LA over the past year , to more than 36,000 people, according to a June report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Across LA County, the count increased 12%, to nearly 59,000 people.

California’s homeless crisis came under fire this month after President Donald Trump threatened to intervene and “get that whole thing cleaned up.”

“They can’t be looking at scenes like you see in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responded that he would welcome federal involvement to solve the issue.

Garcetti’s an interesting player in the plot of people plopping on public property: There’s currently a petition for a recall to send him’ packin’ (see here).

The leader of that brigade recently sent an S.O.S. message to Trump (here).

Indeed, as voiced to Tucker Carlson, Los Angeles activist Alexandra Datig doesn’t think much of Eric:

“I think we are living in third world conditions that are a threat to public health here in Los Angeles, and we have a mayor who is completely ignorant of that and he is an abysmal failure. … We have this position in the city of Los Angeles where our leaders seem to think that it’s okay to leave people on the street to die, just whistling past the graveyard. We have had over 3600 people dying on the streets of Los Angeles in the past five years.”

Police Chief Michel’s plan — which has been in the works since he assumed his post last year — is to eliminate all bench warrants for offenses such as drinking in public, blocking a sidewalk, and failure to appear in court.

So…permissiveness exacerbated the problem, and now permissiveness will help fix it, it seems.

Whatever the case, Michel needs to wipe clean the docket:

“We have hundreds of thousands of bench warrants that haven’t been served in years. We need to clear the docket.”

And anyway, he prefers “outreach”:

“Where’s our outreach workers, where’s our mental health workers?. I would love to see outreach workers wearing a vest. I would love for the public to be able to drive up and down the street and see outreach workers readily identifiable conducting outreach and engagement to people experiencing homelessness.”

Apparently, if you’ve committed public drunkenness, you’re in trouble. But if you’ve done so and then taken a slam by the curb, the government’s willing to forgive and forget.

And that’s called California.

-ALEX

 

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Joe Biden Puts On His Cool Clothes and Wokes Up: ‘I Respect No Borders.’ Can Ya Dig It?

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2020 presidential hope-to-be Joe Biden is letting the world know he’s just as cool as the cool kids, Daddy-O — and he ain’t into borders.

During a foreign policy speech Thursday, the former vice president said that, as Leader of the Free World, he’d be a Harlem Globetrotter.

Oh, wait — delete the “Harlem” part. Maybe he’ll add that when he campaigns in Chicago.

Joe vowed to “extend our presence around the globe.”

Is that really what we need?

Either way, borders aren’t nearly groovy. He’s hip, man.



In addition to slickin’ his hair with Vitalis and courtin’ coolness, Biden was, it seems, trying to paint himself as a world’s worth of different than Donald Trump. He noted that working with other nations doesn’t make America “suckers. Hence, he’ll “reimagine” our relationships with foreign entities.

I thought the Dems insist Trump is working with the Russians?

The erstwhile Obama official landed a direct hit on the White House:

“Working cooperatively with other nations to share our values and goals doesn’t make America, as it seems to imply in this administration, suckers.”

What does it do, Joe?

“It makes us more secure. Enables us to be more successful. We amplify our own strengths, extend our presence around the globe, magnify our impact while sharing the burden of leadership with our partners.”

We “share” the burden of leadership with other countries? I thought we’re autonomous.

Joe reached in his pocket and pulled out one of the most trite mechanisms in politics — the ol’ “this era demands it, like other eras didn’t”:

“No country, even one as powerful as ours, can go alone in the challenge of the 21st century.”

He messed up — when you make that statement in politics, it should always include “can’t afford” — as in, “We can’t afford to go alone…” Get with the program, Joseph.

But I’ll give him a pass. Albeit stale as a 10-day old doughnut, such a claim in the Washingtonsphere always posseses 2 virtues:

  • No one can argue that the past is exactly like the present, even if they don’t know what the #$%?! he’s getting at.
  • No one can really argue what the future doesn’t hold, because it hasn’t happened yet.

What does Joe think about borders?

I sense a stab at wokeness in an attempt to compete with his much younger Dem competitors in the race for the Oval Office. They want no borders (here, here, and here)? Okay, take a little bit of this! Ki-yah!

“I respect no borders and cannot be contained by any walls.”

Boom!!!! D*mn right!!

But is that what he was thinking when he voted in favor of 2006’s Fence Act (here)?

Here comes his imagination:

“As president, I will do more than just restore the historic partnerships. I’ll lead an effort to reimagine them, to better meet the challenges we’re grappling with today in the next 20 or 30 years, to keep NATO military capability sharp, while also expanding our capacity to take on non-traditional threats like weaponized corruption, cyber theft, new challenges in space and on the high seas.”

The high seas!

Big words. And, if I may say so — his boss pirate reference notwithstanding — generic.

I think Joe’s gonna have to do better.. Sure, he stands against cyber theft; but AOC puts on a cape (here) and swoops down to keep cows from farting (here and here).

And while she’s looking for a cork, Julian Castro’s giving free abortions to all of America’s pregnant men (here).

Long way to go, Joe. Long way to go.

-ALEX

 

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Action Star Promises His Upcoming Movie Will ‘Constantly’ Address Toxic Masculinity

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What do you do if you’re a hulking giant dude in a big Hollywood movie? You kick a** and take names.

Oh, wait — that’s was the 80’s.

These days you address toxic masculinity, you buncha misogynists.

That’s what actor Dave Bautista — of Guardians of the Galaxy — intends to do.

Teaming with Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, Dave’s bringing Stuber to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporterreports:

The film, with Bautista as a rogue cop and Nanjiani as a straightlaced Uber driver, is meant to be a modern action movie, taking on toxic masculinity and calling out some classic action-hero tropes.

Move over, muscled-up Arnold. We’ve found your antidote.

Kumail told THR the definition of masculinity has for too long been narrow. And that’s hurt us all:

“I feel like we’re in a time where we can talk about masculinity and how it’s always been very traditionally defined in a narrow way and how that’s led to problems for everyone — for women and for men. I felt like it would be interesting to try to talk about that stuff in a traditionally very masculine genre. A buddy cop action comedy is such a dude movie, so we thought it would be interesting to talk about dude issues that also affect the whole world, in a traditionally male genre.”

So also, move over pure entertainment; now there’s something messagier.

Dave confirmed the toxicity of manness will be “constantly” addressed in the flick:

“Throughout the film, we’re constantly talking about it. Sometimes you don’t realize it because we’re making you laugh or disguising it with action, but we really do have the discussion throughout the film.”

The traditional recipe for a hit movie’s compelling male character is a guy who every guy wants to be and every girl wants to be with.

Does this sound like a bullseye?

Here’s girl Betty Gilpin, the movie’s love interest, touting a woke win:

“[The film] trojan-horses a woke narrative in it. … It still checks all of the boxes of a classic action movie, but it has this secret thread of men talking about their aggression and anger that are no longer helpful or are standing in their way. I think that’s such an important missing piece that we have right now of men joining the dialogue, and I think Kumail Nanjiani as a person has really stepped up vocally to talk about what men need to change and talk about. And honestly, it’s very sexy.”

Well there ya go.

Get ready to swoon, ladies.

One thing the movie undoubtedly possesses in the plus column is Dave himself — he’s a really good actor, and he’s absolutely hilarious in the Guardians series.

Will there be enough dudes who wanna pay $20 (LA price) to be told their dudeness is making the world worse? We’ll see.

In the meantime, if you really wanna tox it up, I recommend the following:

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Terminator
  • First Blood
  • True Lies
  • From Russia with Love
  • Anything with an angry Lindsey Graham in it

Got any more? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Senate Republicans Should Chuck Ham-Handed Price Control Proposal

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A new proposal under discussion by the Senate Finance Committee is a perfect example of the folly of trying to centrally design the economy — in this case by a ham-handed attempt at price controls.

The proposal, from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and under consideration by Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), would change the Medicare Part D prescription drug rebate to penalize drugs whose prices rise faster than the rate of inflation.

It’s ironic the proposal targets Part D, one of the few islands of economic sanity to be found in the health care sector, which, beset by rampant government intervention, suffers from a wide variety of perverse unintended consequences.

Part D is one of the few government health care programs to successfully foster price-based productivity increases. In most parts of the economy, over time, prices go down and quality goes up, due to increases in productivity. The underlying mechanism driving this is competition.

One sign of how successful Part D has been in wielding competition is that in its first decade of existence, it cost over 40% less than what the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would, a historical and underappreciated achievement.

Tacking on feel-good, one-off pricing rules like Wyden’s “faster than inflation” penalty could easily disrupt the market-based dynamics that enabled Part D to flourish in the first place.

It’s just silly to think that something as complex, distributed and organic as a worldwide market for pharmaceutical drugs could be controlled by something as ramshackle as a “faster than inflation” rule.

Consider the variety of pricing mechanisms that exist in well-functioning markets. In retail, there are coupons, package deals, membership plans and other discounts. In the stock market, there is the “continuous auction,” providing ongoing price discovery that can react to new information in a matter of seconds.

Amazon’s server rental business offers clients a tremendous range of pricing options, split by eighteen datacenter regions, dozens of server types, and several tiers of availability.

There is a whole world of financing, from store-offered, no interest payment plans to credit cards to mortgages. Stores employ all manor of psychological pricing tricks, such as charging 99 cents instead of $1. One of the more incredible such tricks, which would be hard to believe without the well-established research backing it up, is that prices that contain fewer syllables (when read out loud) are more attractive than those with more syllables. For instance, $28.16 (five syllables) is better than $27.82 (seven syllables).

The incredible diversity in pricing practices stems from the decentralized nature of the market. You could never ask a single committee, or even a large organization, to come up with this level of creativity and variety on its own. It’s only from the organic interaction between millions of businesses and billions of customers, each expertly seeking their own interests, that it can ever arise.

You might compare Wyden’s “faster than inflation” proposal to the fences in Jurassic Park — “life finds a way,” as Dr. Ian Malcolm tells us, foreshadowing the inability of the park to contain the beasts contained within. Except, at least the 40-foot electric fences were a good faith effort. Wyden’s proposal is more like if they attempted to keep the T-Rex at bay with only the thin walls of the bathroom hut the hate-able lawyer ran and hid inside, shortly before becoming a dinosaur’s dinner.

In other word’s this “faster than inflation” rule is a laughable, pitiful attempt at something that isn’t even achievable by the most expert, determined effort — something like, say, the Soviet Union, which tried, and failed, to put price controls into practice at super power scale.

But that’s not to say it can’t do harm. At the very least, it will increase the cost of participating in the market, both in terms of compliance costs, and in the changed incentives and their inevitable unintended consequences. For example, a company that requires more revenue to survive might raise the prices slightly on all its products, instead of steeply on just one. How this all plays out is impossible to predict. What can be said for certain is the market’s “logic” would now be less about providing the most value for customers at the lowest price, and now more about the political ramifications of pricing decisions.

More specifically, as it relates to the Part D drug market in particular, the rule could crowd out existing rebates negotiated by the plans buying the drugs. Many plans have already secured “price protection rebates” which kick in if prices increase more rapidly than some agreed-upon threshold. In other words, the market has already invented, in a much more sophisticated and dynamic way, the “faster than inflation” rule on its own.

The worst case scenario is more dire. Generally speaking, fostering well-functioning markets in the health care sphere is exceedingly difficult, given the immense government intervention at every level. Part D’s success in doing so is nearly unique. Additional rules that make supply and demand less important to how the market functions could result in it ceasing to function as a market entirely. It certainly would not be the first time the government accidentally killed a market.

Wyden’s proposal exemplifies the folly of centrally-designed price controls. It will harm one of the only well-functioning parts of the federal government’s health care policy. For those reasons, Chairman Grassley and Committee Republicans should cast it in the dustbin of bad socialist ideas.

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