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Timothy-
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on: February 4, 2019, 16:47
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Hot Air had an article on an ex-socialist who initially cheered Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution, but eventually (after closely observing the country during the 2013 presidential election) came out against it. He felt that the left should admit its error rather than doubling down on it. In return, his fellow leftists -- even long-time friends -- rejected him viciously for his apostasy. Perhaps because of this, he finally began to see what was inherently wrong with socialism (i.e., central planning of the whole economy). He even finally admitted that capitalism, despite its flaws, has done far more good for humanity than all the utopian dreams of socialism ever have.

It's bad enough that socialists actually fall for the utopian goal. It's even worse that they continue to support it afte what has happened in Venezuela under Maduro. But it's far worse that they would not only reject the truth even when it's shown to them, but denounce those (even good friends) who expose it. Truly disgusting. The link is:

A former socialist embraced capitalism after seeing what socialism did to Venezuela

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on: February 4, 2019, 17:50
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But it's far worse that they would not only reject the truth even when it's shown to them, but denounce those (even good friends) who expose it. Truly disgusting.

Nothing new here. This is what leftists always do. That is why there is something going on which has nothing to do with the betterment of mankind. Leftists are either mentally ill, ignoramuses who do not and have never paid attention to reality or scoundrels spouting platitudes who take advantage of those ignoramuses.

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on: February 4, 2019, 18:15
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This is why I differentiate between the Inner Party (who know what they're doing and simply want power) and the Outer Party (who actually believe the goals). In William Graham Sumner's famous elucidation of the forgotten man, the Outer Party represent A (who sees something wrong and wants to do something about) and the Inner Party is B (with whom A discusses what C -- the forgotten man -- should do about it).

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on: February 5, 2019, 07:42
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An interesting tidbit today is that the woman accusing Lieutenant Governor Fairfax of Virginia of sexual abuse (which turns out to be another pure he said/she said situation) has hired a law firm to represent her. They certainly have experience in the field, having last year worked for . . . false accuser Ford. I've seen this in 2 places so far, at Hot Air and in Jim Geraghty's "Morning Joe".

ADDENDUM: Hot Air had another article on this going into more detail, in particular pointing out that Fairfax's accuser overall has a much stronger case (or a less weak one, anyway) than false accuser Ford ever did. She actually has specifics, and Fairfax admits to being with her -- but he says it was consensual.

Woman who accused Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault hires firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford

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on: February 6, 2019, 09:21
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Today, the Virginia Democratic Party seems to be in free fall. We all know about Northam's problems, which have led to calls by both parties for him to resign. (No one can force him to do it, though, so I don't expect it.) Patrick, the lieutenant governor, has been accused of sexual abuse back in 2004 -- and the accusation is more credible than that of false accuser Ford, though that doesn't say very much. It turns out Patrick's defense, such as saying "Fuck that bitch" about her, isn't helping him.

And now the Attorney General, Mark Herring, has been ensnared. He admits to having down blackface (or actually brownface) at a party with a friend (they went as rappers they listened to) back in 1980 at the age of 19. In today's climate, that may be unacceptable, especially since Herring previously called on Northam to resign. Doctor (well, actually lawyer, but they think they can run the healthcare system, so it's close enough for government work), heal thyself.

If by some chance all 3 resigned, the next governor would apparently be the leader of one of the state's legislative houses. Both are Republicans. That would be really amusing. But at least this mess should hurt the Demagogues in the legislative elections in November.

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on: February 6, 2019, 11:06
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It turns out Patrick's defense, such as saying "Fuck that bitch" about her, isn't helping him.

That is what is knows as the “FTB Defense.” A modified version of it may have been used at the O.J. Simpson trial. I don’t remember. I was sane enough not to be glued to the TV set like so many other pathetic people. Clearly O.J. didn’t do it. And he’s been searching nearly every golf course in the country to find the true killer. Bless him.

The irony is that you can support killing babies. But putting shoe polish on your face is grounds for dismissal.

I repeat my much earlier remonstration: No person of good will can vote for a Democrat. It is the party of evil.

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on: February 6, 2019, 17:41
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Vanessa Tyson, Patrick's accuser, had previously hired the law firm that represented false accuser Ford to represent her in this case. So now Patrick has hired . . . the firm that represented Justice Kavanaugh. Allahpundit at Hot Air thought he saw Rod Serling in the mirror. I seem to recall that the nursing home's Christmas gift last year included a package of microwave popcorn. I really need to see if there's some way I can get it popped and then eat it.

Incidentally, it shouldn't be surprising that female leftists such as NOW are choosing to support Tyson. We should be cautious for the same reasons. But there should be a serious inquiry, just as their was last year. This is the link:

No way: Fairfax being represented in sex assault matter by … Brett Kavanaugh’s lawyers

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on: February 14, 2019, 09:15
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She Guevara plans a 15-city Green Nightmare tour. So far there's no word on how she plans to get from city to city without being mocked as a hypocrite. Even bicycle tires and shoes are manufactured (and shoe leather comes from cows). They could try horses and leave their route full of horse apples that they wouldn't bother to clean up, but then horses (like cows) are ruminants and so presumably suffer from flatulence. (They're <i>traife</i> because they don't have split hooves. Leviticus only permits eating cloven-footed ruminants among the beasts. Pigs are cloven-footed but not ruminants.) The link is:

Ocasio-Cortez: Get ready for our 15-city Magical Green New Deal Mystery Tour

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on: February 14, 2019, 10:06
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Is AOC braying or neighing in that picture?

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on: February 14, 2019, 10:44
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Braying. As a female Demagogue, she's a jenny, not a mare.

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