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Haha mbd
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Mo wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 06:02
The fact that this frightening and authoritarian impulse ridden story was the cover story of National Review, is more horrifying than Donald Trump in the White House.

Google is sitting on cash and selling to the Chinese. Break them up!
The governor of California is cozy with one of the largest industries in his state. Attack him!
Colleges are liberal. Take away their tax exemptions and redistribute the money to organizations I like!
As Zach Goldberg has demonstrated using data from the American National Election Studies, Trump voters’ anti-immigration attitudes were informed by demands for assimilation and fears of immigration’s impact on labor markets, and do not correlate strongly with feelings of a besieged “white identity.”


Did Zach Goldberg bother to look out the window or did he just massage the data in his rectum until shitting out this notion?
Rebalance our priorities toward work and away from education. Any long-term vision of America enhancing itself as a destination for high-end manufacturing must include a rebalancing of priorities and resources away from the most prestigious educational institutions that hoard them and toward the technical schools and other institutions that can re-skill the American worker. The economic elites who turn out for Democrats benefit partly from the now-antiquated system of American meritocracy, imposing greater costs on the economic mobility of America’s strivers. Republicans should disrupt this system.
"Meritocracy is bad." Is he channeling Bernie Saunders?
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I mean. Would that have been out of place in NR anytime post Reagan?
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What’s stupid about the benefit manufacturing over creative class jobs is that countries like China would take that trade in a second. Who the fuck does MBD think makes the most money from Apple’s ‘Designed in California’ built in China by Foxconn products? The commodity parts manufacturers and assemblers? Any moron with a half functioning brain would take the current deal over ‘Designed in Shanghai’ assembles in Appleton, WI.
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Warren wrote:I mean. Would that have been out of place in NR anytime post Reagan?
Out of place in NR, in place in The American Conservative.
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That was a deeply stupid article. I mean he really dug in and wallowed in it.

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Mo wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 17:23
Warren wrote:I mean. Would that have been out of place in NR anytime post Reagan?
Out of place in NR, in place in The American Conservative.
If you say so. But certainly not since Buckley died.
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Douthat wants David Brooks deep inside him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opin ... wasps.html
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Maybe Ross is just worried that one of "them" is going to usurp his kids' legacy admission to Harvard.
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The desire to have WASP-like people running things again explains why Kerry won in 2004 and Romney won in 2012.
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Why We Miss the WASPs: Their more meritocratic, diverse and secular successors rule us neither as wisely nor as well.
"Meritocratic?" "Diverse?" Well, at least the "secular" part applies to Donald Trump.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
21 Nov 2018, 21:04
"rivaled only by" reads to me as "of approximately equal value". And even if they do value Easter over Christmas, papists are not representative of Xtians generally.
Given that every candidate for Messiah in ancient Judea had a birthday, but only one had a rebirthday, I gotta think Easter is significantly more important. And Lutheran Confirmation taught me as much.
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Shem wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 19:08
Hugh Akston wrote:
21 Nov 2018, 21:04
"rivaled only by" reads to me as "of approximately equal value". And even if they do value Easter over Christmas, papists are not representative of Xtians generally.
Given that every candidate for Messiah in ancient Judea had a birthday, but only one had a rebirthday, I gotta think Easter is significantly more important. And Lutheran Confirmation taught me as much.
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My favorite joke about a Soviet leader is that a guy stood up in Red Square and shouted "Kruschev is an idiot!" He was given a twenty year sentence: Five for illegal protests and fifteen for revealing state secrets.
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Rich Lowry: Democrats are dumb because they poo-pooed voter fraud. And see, Republicans committed voter* fraud, so it's real. Never mind that none of the solutions that are offered up would do anything to prevent this from happening and that there was already a law against exactly what was done here.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/ ... -election/

* It's actually election fraud, not voter fraud.
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thoreau wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 19:30
My favorite joke about a Soviet leader is that a guy stood up in Red Square and shouted "Kruschev is an idiot!" He was given a twenty year sentence: Five for illegal protests and fifteen for revealing state secrets.
So these three guys in the gulag are talking, and one of them says, "I stole from my factory, and they sentenced me to ten years."
Another one says, "I distributed banned literature, and they sentenced me to ten years."
The third one says, "I did nothing at all, and they sentenced me to ten years!"
And the other two say, "Liar! For nothing, you get fifteen years!"
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FFS, this guy thinks the problem with subway crime in the 80s and 90s was turnstile jumpers rather than pickpockets, muggers and violent criminals.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/13/a-farebea ... ork-needs/
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The WSJ opinion page is slowly turning into the Federalist for people with a 7th grade reading level. How the fight against “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-jihad- ... yURL_share
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I like it when people take a factoid and turn it into a rallying cry.

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Kevin Williamson has gone off the rails since he got fired by the Atlantic. A little while ago, he said he loved the laws of Switzerland and thought it was the best governed country in the world. Now he compares Warren’s wealth tax* to the liquidation of kulaks. He says one should abscond to Singapore or Zurich to escape such oppression. Interestingly, one of the few countries in the world with a wealth tax is ... Switzerland.


* which has a number of issues
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Mo wrote:
25 Jan 2019, 17:52
Kevin Williamson has gone off the rails since he got fired by the Atlantic. A little while ago, he said he loved the laws of Switzerland and thought it was the best governed country in the world. Now he compares Warren’s wealth tax* to the liquidation of kulaks.
Warren would've been far less scary and more sensible had she instead called for, say, a change in current laws that would result in something like one-quarter of all American women being hanged for murder. ANYTHING's better than increased tax rates on exceedingly wealthy people.
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If someone in Mother Jones said that the conservative case for X is that they don’t like poor or brown people, they would get creamed and it would fail the ideological Turing test. Yet, that’s what NR did. PR should be a state or independent, anything else is a sham.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/ ... e-against/
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I love how they start out with "Democrats favor illegal immigration" as if that's the entirety of the position and the goal of all the proposed policies. NR is just a page full of hacks.
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And it ignores that Puerto Ricans are already American citizens!
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