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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sharyl Attkisson: Mowing Astroturf (Video)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


 

Published on Feb 6, 2015

In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere. For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red. Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.” In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story. Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Trump Cruises to Victory in Indiana, Taking All 57 Delegates; Cruz Bows Out; On CNN, even Communist Van Jones Praises Trump Victory Speech...

By Nicholas Stix

... while embittered, alleged conservative Republican S.E. Cupp is inconsolable.

More to come…

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Pictures of a Loser and a Winner (Poster)



Breaking News: Black D.C. Bus Hijacker Graduates to Murder, as One of His Vics is Pronounced Dead

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The current, updated version is a mess, as it is unedited. Thus, the old and new versions coexist within the same post, which has the same URL as the piece I previously re-posted.

Main changes: The killer has been changed from “three juveniles” to one man; the status of the man he hit has been updated to “pronounced dead at the hospital”; a description of the incident of the murder has been added; we now know that passengers had been on the bus; there is now a more detailed yet unconfirmed description of the weapon the killer used in his attack on the bus driver; and the suspect’s demeanor is described during his arrest.

• The perp committed assault with a deadly weapon against the driver;
• Aggravated carjacking, a federal offense that can get one the death penalty;
• Several counts of reckless driving (the crashes);
• An undetermined number of counts of vehicular assault (in case he wounded anyone in the crashes); and
• One count of murder, in the course of a carjacking, a death penalty-eligible, federal offense.

The perp should get the death penalty, but he won’t, i.e., there will be no justice for his victim. Indeed, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has already laid the groundwork for playing the crazy card: “The suspect was distraught and violent when he was taken into custody, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.” Hence, he’ll either get sentenced to a minimal sentence, considering all the mayhem he wreaked, or get a few years in a psycho ward. In any event, the nameless (why is that?), faceless, raceless black man will be back out in no time, to wreak yet more havoc.
 

Man Hijacks DC Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Police Say
The bus then struck a person, who is now in critical condition
By Pat Collins and Erica Jones
NBC Washington

Three juveniles stabbed a Metrobus driver with a screwdriver, hijacked the bus and struck a person who is now in critical condition, D.C. police said. (Published 59 minutes ago)

A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then drove into a gas station parking lot and struck a pedestrian, who later died.

Police say the suspect got on the bus in the 3800 block of Jay Street in Northeast D.C. at about 10:30 a.m. When the bus arrived at its next stop, the suspect got up and attacked the driver with a weapon, which some described as a tool such as needle-nosed pliers or a screwdriver.

The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to recover.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the passengers on the bus also ran off the bus when they saw the attack happening.

The suspect then drove the bus a short distance, causing several crashes along the way. Lanier said the hijacker then drove the bus into the parking lot of a gas station at the corner of Minnesota and Nannie Helens Burroughs avenues, where the bus went over the curb and struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, who police say was a man, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The suspect was distraught and violent when he was taken into custody, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

"It's a bizarre incident," Lanier said. "The whole incident occurred in less than three minutes."

Lanier would not identify the weapon that was used, but said that police have it in their possession.

Police initially indicated that juveniles were involved in the hijacking, but later stated it was just one man.
 

[At the NBC Washington Web page, a black supremacist left a comment, to which I responded.]

Tee Isijola Jay ·
Atlanta, Georgia

“Jail, jail, jail - is that your solution? These kids take pride in going to jail because it has no meaning anymore. And you don't get solutions to issues if you generalize people by race. Rather than people coming together to solve these issues, everyone gets racially defensive and nothing is done. The obsession some of you have about race is primarilly the reason these criminals find comfort in what they do. No one blames john doe, they blame john doe's race.”

You’re obviously against any punishment for racist, black terrorists. Why is it that black supremacists like you always demand “solutions,” at the same time that you rule all solutions out of bounds, just as you claim not to be race-obsessed? You think you’re fooling whites, but you’re not fooling anyone.

The Question, 2016



Breaking News: Three Black Thugs Stabbed D.C. Metrobus Driver This Morning, Hijacked His Bus, Caused Numerous Accidents, and Hit Someone, Who is Clinging to Life

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to Diana West for this article.
 

Juveniles Stab Bus Driver, Hijack Metrobus: Police
The bus then struck a person, who is now in critical condition
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
NBC Washington

Three juveniles stabbed a Metrobus driver with a screwdriver [?] and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a person, who is now in critical condition.

[The news reader on the accompanying video at the Web site said “knife,” not “screwdriver.”]

It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in [sic] now stopped at a gas station along Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington.

Police say the bus was driven a short distance, causing several accidents along the way. The person who was struck was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the bus is expected to survive his injury [wound].

One of the juveniles is now in custody, according to police. Police have not said whether any additional arrests have been made.

It's not clear whether any passengers were on the bus at the time.

The Basis for Many Political Debates isn’t “Left” vs. “Right,” but Reality vs. Fantasy

By Nicholas Stix

At Ex-Army Libertarian Nationalist.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Black-on-White Murder in Dallas

By A Texas Reader

Another white male murdered by a negro.

Black Man Pleads Guilty to Liquor Store Arson During 2015 Black Supremacist Baltimore Riots

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

WBAL Radio 1090 AM - Darius Stewart faces five years in federal prison for the fire that injured two.

N.S.: Only five years for arson? Not to mention that he wounded two victims. That should have been at least two counts of attempted murder. He should have gotten at least 20 years.

Don’t Wait for the Press Conference—Learn About the White Grand Rapids Murder Victim at WEJB/NSU!

 

War crime victim Jeanne Huntoon
 

Gofundme page set up by victim Jeanne Huntoon’s mother, Debbie Huntoon, to help defray funeral expenses. The page has raised $2,660 of $10k, since yesterday.
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous

More details. Gofundme pages set up in Muskegon by relatives, have identified the murdered white woman as Jeanne Huntoon, 34, of Muskegon, Michigan. She has a Facebook site with lots of pictures. Further details at 3:30 p.m.


 

Mother and daughter
 

Posted May 2nd, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Go Fund Me photo of Huntoon and her mother.

34 year old woman IDed as GRCC Parking Deck murder victim

Grand Rapids Police will hold a news conference at 3:30 to talk about the weekend murder of Jeanne Huntoon of Muskegon.

An eyewitness saw a black man in his mid 20's dragging her body out of the GRCC parking deck on Bostwick early Saturday morning....

A Go Fund Me page posted by Huntoon's mother says the victim was 34.

A suspect was arrested late Saturday neal Mel Trotter Ministries. Police say they believe they also found the murder weapon.

 

Mother and daughter
 

MUSKEGON, MI MEMORIALS
$2,660 of $10k
Raised by 46 people in 1 day

Created May 1, 2016

Justice for Jeanne

Debbie Huntoon

Hello all.

My name is Debbie Huntoon and Saturday police came to my work and delivered the most heartbreaking news a mother could ever hear. The victim of the homicide investigation going on in Grand Rapids, Michigan is my daughter.

Jeanne was a 34-year-old young woman who had goals set with plans to reach them. She was the most caring and loving person who was adamant about doing onto others how you want others to do onto you. She constantly was giving to others in need, even if it meant giving something she cherished. She always had a smile on her face and sunshine in her pockets, handing it out to those who needed it. She had so much faith in the Lord knowing he was guiding her in the right direction. She is the last person who deserved this.

I am reaching out to gather money, as I was a single mother who just obtained a full-time job trying to make ends meet right now. She was my only daughter and this is a mother's worst nightmare. I would love more than anything to be able to put together a celebration of life for her. Any money raised will be going towards putting her to rest properly and any expenses that come along with the burial process. Anything will be more than appreciated. I have no funds set aside for this tragedy, as no one can prepare for this kind of nightmare.

Prayers and positive thoughts are also welcomed, as the investigators are working around the clock to bring justice for Jeanne.

The story and news video can be found at the link below:
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/grand-rapids-central/grpd-investigating-possible-homicide-near-grcc-parking-ramp/161313103
 

Grand Rapids Anonymous: The suspect has been identified as Marcus Bivens. Previous arrests include assaulting a police officer last year, and breaking and entering and automobile theft in 2014. He escalated the crimes, just like a typical black thug. WOODTV.com has more.
 

Previously, on this case, at WEJB/NSU:

“Another Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan”;

“Police Make Arrest in Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Update)”;

“Information Flow on Black-and-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan is Now Going Backwards!”; and

“Grand Rapids News: Press Conference to be Held Today, on the Black Murder of a Nameless, Faceless, Raceless, White Woman.”

 

 

Grand Rapids News: Press Conference to be Held Today, on the Black Murder of a Nameless, Faceless, Raceless, White Woman

By Grand Rapids Anonymous

Press conference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today. It was confirmed that one person is in custody for this murder. No ID has yet been given for the vic. Hopefully, this will be confirmed at the presser.
 

Previously, on this case, at WEJB/NSU:

“Another Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan”; and

“Police Make Arrest in Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Update)”;

“Information Flow on Black-and-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan is Now Going Backwards!”



If Trump Gets Elected President (Poster)



Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sunday Multicultural Wrap-Up

By Nicholas Stix

Could it be anywhere but Countenance? Don’t be ridic!.

Because John Wayne Loved America, Racist California Legislators Rejected John Wayne Day

 

 

And of course, the reason Wayne was so beloved, was because he was the embodiment of America, a nation built by white men, for white men!

(It didn't help him with the reconquistas that all three of his wives were Hispanic, two of whom were Mexican!)

At VDARE.

Information Flow on Black-and-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan is Now Going Backwards!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Grand Rapids Anonymous (10:03 a.m. today)

That Grand Rapids is long gone. There are large areas of ghetto now. What used to be homeowned areas is now section 8. Where there used to be banks and businesses is now boarded up buildings. Where there used to be safe streets and friendly neighborhoods, now has prostitution and blacks congregating for illegal transactions. My area is like a small oasis, but the black wave is closing in. Block by block, year by year.
 

10:05 a.m. update:

No update yet. Police not saying much except, "We will give more info on the arrested person after checking with the prosecutor’s office." That's it.
 

GRPD investigating homicide at GRCC parking ramp
Police have not yet released information about how victim died
24 Hour News 8 web staff
Published: April 30, 2016, 4:20 a.m. Updated: May 1, 2016, 6:38 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating a homicide at a parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College early Saturday.

Officers were called to the GRCC parking ramp in the 100 block of Bostwick Avenue NE north of Lyon Street around 2:47 a.m. According to authorities, a witness contacted police saying a man was seen dragging what appeared to be a body between the main building and the parking ramp.

When officers arrived, they found the body of a woman near shrubs and bushes on the campus. What appear to be drag marks could still be seen in that area Saturday afternoon.

[Previously, on this case, at WEJB/NSU:

“Another Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan”; and

“Police Make Arrest in Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Update).”]
 

GRPD investigating homicide at GRCC parking ramp
Police have not yet released information about how victim died
24 Hour News 8 web staff Published: April 30, 2016, 4:20 a.m. Updated: May 1, 2016, 6:38 p.m.




What appear to be drag marks outside the GRCC parking garage where the body was discovered.

Police have not yet said how the woman died, nor have they released any other information about the circumstances of the homicide. Her name was not released Saturday, but police said she was between the ages of 30 and 40.

A K-9 unit was brought to the scene but was not able to track down the suspect, who was described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 30. He was described by a witness as 6 feet tall. He either had short hair or was bald. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

GRCC said it sent out a notification to all staff and students regarding the incident. That alert says it “does not appear (the) individual is connected to GRCC” and asked anyone with information to call GRPD.

Campus Police Chief Rebecca Whitman said there are surveillance cameras in the parking structure, but not on every level. She said that in this case, it would not have mattered even if there were more cameras because no part of the crime occurred inside the structure.

There is a camera near the entrance to the parking ramp. It was unclear if the images it recorded provided GRPD with any information that may lead to an arrest.

The college was not open when the incident happened. Whitman said the campus police are on staff when the college is open for business. After that, Grand Rapids police take over patrol. Anyone on campus after closing time is trespassing.
She said the only connection the college has to the crime is that the body was discovered there.
PERSON TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN HEARTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

Grand Rapids police respond to the area of Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids' Heartside neighborhood. They say they are there in connection to the investigation into a homicide at a GRCC parking ramp. (April 30, 2016)
Grand Rapids police outside Mel Trotter Ministries.

Saturday afternoon, police responded to the area of Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood. Police said they were there in connection to the homicide investigation, though they did not say exactly what brought them there.
Later Saturday evening, one person was taken into custody outside Mel Trotter and a weapon was confiscated. Police would not specify whether that was connected to the homicide.

GRPD said its investigation continues and that it would release information about an arrest following approval by the prosecutor’s office.

Saturday’s homicide is not the first killing at the parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College. In 1991, Muriel Stoepker who was homeless and suffered from mental illness was found brutally beaten, raped and shot death near the parking ramp.

–24 Hour News 8’s Joe LaFurgey and Barton Deiters contributed to this report.
 

From the Grand Rapids file:

“To be White in Grand Rapids, MI: From All-American City to Diversitopia (Updated and Expanded!)”;

“Drowning is in Our Future”;

“Racism in Grand Rapids! Police Enforce Racist City Ordinances Against Noise and Having an Open Fire, and then Enforce Racist State Laws Forbidding Refusing to Follow Police Orders and Rioting! (Colin Flaherty Video)”;

“More Racism in Grand Rapids, Michigan: White Woman Murdered; Suspect is a Black Male (Cops Cover Up Suspect’s Name, but WEJB/NSU Reader Names Him!)”;

“Breaking News: Grand Rapids Murder Suspect Jermaine Cooper in Custody in Detroit, After Four Weeks on the Lam; He Didn’t Go Easy.”

Grand Rapids Anonymous wrote some other excellent essays as comments, but that was before he identified where he lived, and I was thus unable to locate them. When I do, I’ll add them to the Grand Rapids file.

How John Kasich Won Ohio

By Nicholas Stix

At Face to Face.

The Myth of Big Data, or: How Donald Trump’s Gut Has Proven Smarter than Ted Cruz’ Brain, and More Trustworthy than Armies of Consultants and Pollsters

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

You know how they (who? TV show lawyers, that’s who) say that a trial lawyer should never ask a witness a question, whose answer he doesn’t know? Well, I actually asked the nation’s leading political analyst for permission to reprint this article, because I was pretty sure he’d grant it. And I was right. Thanks, Countenance Blogmeister!

Ninety-nine times out of 100, I don’t ask, I just do my thing.

When I was getting my magazine, A Different Drummer, in gear circa 1990, I discovered that a lot of the ads in free Manhattan weeklies were free ads. A guy with a window company told me he didn’t buy ads. I countered, “Then how come I see your ad in the Manhattan Spirit?” “Because they gave it to me for free.”

My b.s. detector did not go off.

Then I called some business owner, and asked her if she’d like a free ad, and she turned me down. I thought to myself, “You @#$%&!” From then on, I just ran free ads for people, without asking their permission.

Why? Because people won’t buy ads, unless they already see ads. It’s like looking for work. I once walked into a hotel dining room in the Catskills looking for work busing tables. Guy asks me if I have any experience. I homnestly answer in the negative. Guy says, “Sorry.”

At the next hotel dining room, I get asked the same question. What do you think I answered?

I also don’t ask permission, because I don’t like getting rejected. Because I’m married, I deal with a lot of rejection in life. I also have a finicky kid, which means having to eat a lot of his food. And then, I get plenty of rejections when I call people up to comment for stories. I don’t want to deal with rejection in other sectors of my life. And now, without further ado…
 

Falling Out of the Intelligent Design

By Countenance
30.04.2016

Manhattan

Rich Danker, who ran a pro-Cruz 527, spills the beans.

There’s a lot here, so scuba gear.

It’s easy to forget, but when Ted Cruz announced his presidential candidacy 13 months ago at Liberty University, he was far from top-tier status. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker were in front, with Ben Carson showing well as the outsider candidate. Many polls did not bother to include Donald Trump, and those that did had him in the low single digits. Cruz was in the high single digits – in the middle of the pack of an unusually long list of conservatives competing to be the nominee.

I wrote here myself after Trump announced that I thought at the time that his effect on the race that it would start a demolition derby in that candidates who were considered top tier at the time would crash and burn way earlier than expected, and candidates in lower tiers would last longer than they thought, and that the ultimate nominee, while not being Trump himself, would be a surprise, considering the conventional wisdom pre-Trump.  The only thing wrong about my analysis is the part about the ultimate nominee.

It should also be noted that Cruz was the first to announce his campaign formally, in March of last year.  At that time, nobody but nobody but nobody was thinking that Trump would run, he did not announce until June 16, and only after a very short period of media speculation about a candidacy.  Trump was not in any polling at the time of Cruz’s announcement.
But I believe this very political shrewdness is also what undermined his quest for the GOP nomination. Cruz’s obsession with being the conservative in the race barred the door to the broader Republican primary electorate that, while just as conservative as Cruz, does not base its vote on an ideological scorecard, or even fidelity to the conservative movement.
This hearkens to

David French’s famous NRO piece back in January, that most “conservatives” aren’t that ideological, they just want someone to bare fangs against the kook left, and in fact, too much conservative ideological purity, especially on the wrong issues, will defeat that purpose.
Cruz’s operation was oriented around microtargeting various types of voters using big data. This involved reaching individual voters with unique messages designed to appeal to their researched opinions. It was executed using everything from Facebook ads to canvassing via phone banking and door knocking through a large network of volunteers.

Trump’s operation essentially consisted of the candidate doing news interviews, flying around to speak at rallies, and issuing direct public statements on channels like Twitter. Only shortly before the actual voting did he deploy paid advertising and use volunteers. Unlike Cruz, he appears to have done no polling or other type of opinion research. Rather than microtargeting, Trump aimed for mass appeal among the GOP electorate.
Thereby proving once again that big data isn’t that important.  Big data and microtargeting got the credit for Obama eeking out re-election in 2012, and I bought into that bullshit at first myself.  Then the next summer came, the Census Bureau report on who turned out to vote and who didn’t, and it showed that all the precious constituencies that were targets of Obama campaign big data microtargeting turned out less in 2012 than they did in 2008, that insofar as turnout, it was the middle aged and elderly black women that turned out in even bigger numbers in 2012 than they did in 2008, that saved his bacon.  They’re not the kind of people you reach with Facebook ads.
If you had described these two approaches to any professional in politics before the campaign started, they would have predicted Trump to fail spectacularly. This is what most prognosticators like Nate Silver on the left and Karl Rove on the right did. They would have thought it insane that his approach – never mind his persona – would actually serve to make him the frontrunner. Trump threw out virtually every teaching in the rulebook of how to run for president.
And is in the process proving the irrelevance of a lot of industries and a lot of mindsets.  That sound you hear is of a lot of polysci, PR and marketing textbooks being torn up in advance of having to be rewritten. It also explains why certain people in certain industries are so desperate to ruin Trump, because his victory ends their industries and therefore their jobs.
Political professionals have gotten so much power in presidential campaigns that they have diluted the candidates of a message and put up barriers to getting votes. They convince the candidates to run from most media interviews for fear of a gaffe (making them ultimately more gaffe-prone since they get rusty), stick to a boring, limited stump speech to give their talking points more resonance (even though saying something in a new way is more potent), and slice and dice the voters so that virtually everything the candidate says is geared toward an interest group rather than the electorate per se.

Why? Being stage-managed gives more power to the consultants. It makes the candidates more dependent on staff and vendors to navigate them through the torture chamber those people make the election into. The consultants become the smart people and the candidate is a commodity. This attitude is shared by the political media, whose access to the candidates is dependent on sharing a worldview about campaigns with those consultants.

And consultants are often the paid stooges of plutocrats, he might have added. Consultants want to be hired and paid, so they want candidates who are able to raise money. This is why they direct their candidates to raise lots of money from big donors by having them cede to the wishes of big donors. While money is not a problem for Trump, he’s also not in much of a mood to spend it just for the hell of it. His campaign has spent shockingly little, and yet, he’s on the vestibule of the party nomination.
It’s giving Trump too much credit to say that he meant to expose the stupidity of professionalized politics, but that’s what he ended up doing. And he got lucky in the sense that his final primary opponent – although in just about every other way the type voters were looking for in 2016 – was somebody who leaned on that professionalism.
My read on this is that it’s half by design and half by accident.  Hence the title of this post.
Campaign strategy aside, many conservatives are perplexed that Ted Cruz could lose to Donald Trump when Cruz is undoubtedly the closest ideological approximation to Ronald Reagan since he left the scene. He’s the perfect conservative, many said, so how could he lose in a conservative primary?
Because Cruz and Co. operated as if the politics of the season were nothing more than a conservative purity contest.  And that of course is a derivative of what is currently my blog’s subtitle/tagline:  I don’t care who casts the votes or who counts the votes. I care about who interprets the results.  Just as the Republican establishment has, in its own self-interest, and the interest of major party donors, interpreted 2012 as a function of the party and its 2012 nominee not being open borders enough, lamestream conservative ideological cultists interpreted the results of 2012 as a matter of Romney not being a pure enough lamestream conservative, and assumed that the missing white voters were lamestream conservative ideological cultists who did a purity test on Romney and didn’t like the results. (That is actually one of the essences of a cult — Giving it credit for everything that goes right, and citing the lack of it for everything that goes wrong.)  Both contentions have been proven false over and over again, but nobody is paying attention to good solid reason.  So this is why Jeb! and Marco Rubio did what they did, because their campaigns were products of the “not open borders enough” bullshit interpretation, and this is why Ted Cruz did what he did, because his campaign was a product of the “not a pure enough conservative” bullshit interpretation.
I think this analysis misunderstands how Reagan framed himself as a candidate. He was not running to be winner of the CPAC straw poll or get the most conservative endorsements. He made it clear he was running to revive the U.S. economy and defeat the Soviet Union. Those were objectives that made it easy for any voter to support him. A majority ended up getting behind him because his ideas achieved those objectives, not because they dazzled on an ideological scorecard. Like Cruz, Reagan in 1980 had to get by better-funded establishment Republicans. But he didn’t try to shrink the nominating contest into a conservative beauty pageant.
It’s not even that difficult.  Lamestream conservative purity made a lot more sense in 1980, because lamestream conservatism was established to solve 1980’s problems.  Problem is, the problems of 1980 that lamestream conservatives set out to solve, they solved them, and they’re no longer problems.  Yet and still, today’s lamestream conservatives haven’t realized that.
I believe Cruz’s ideas on reviving the economy and destroying ISIS could have won over voters, but they got diluted by his quest to be seen as the most conservative candidate in the field – a contest that’s a sideshow to most Republican voters. Picking a president is about the candidate’s vision of where to take America. “Make America Great Again” may be facile but it meets this objective. Cruz did not have a campaign theme like this of his own, never mind a slogan for it.
Cruz did have a campaign slogan of his own.  The problem is, it was either ambiguous or disturbing, depending how you interpreted it.  One could either read “Trusted” or “TrusTED” from the way the letters were colored.  And that speaks to the first problem, the ambiguity.  The other problem is that if one interprets it as “Trust Ted,” that leaves a lot of people with the impression that Ted has done a lot of things in the past to make him untrustworthy, and he’s trying to live that down with his slogan.  When someone tells you in the imperative sense to trust them, you usually think that they can’t be trusted, and you fear in the back of your mind that if you do trust them, they’re going to let you down. “Trust me” is often the final sales pitch of the scam artist.
But Reagan made his conservatism seem utterly relevant to the world he was campaigning in.
I just explained that.
Donald Trump loses to Ted Cruz on a conservative scorecard, but he did a better job on selling his conservative positions as the cures to today’s public evils.
Better put:  Ted Cruz wants to solve 1980’s already solved problems, Donald Trump wants to solve 2016’s problems that have become apparent in the wake of 1980’s problems being solved.

For Over 50 Years, Politicians Pickpocketed White Taxpayers to the Tune of Billions of Dollars, and Gave the Plunder to Baltimore’s Black Supremacists, but All They Have to Show for Their “Investment” are Piles of Bricks; the Answer, of Course, is to Rob Whitey of Still More Billions

 

Billion-dollar Baltimore bricks
 

Black-Ruled Baltimore Is Falling Down–Literally
By Eugene Gant
April 27, 2016
VDARE

NPR featured a report yesterday about houses collapsing in Baltimore. That’s right. Houses in downtown majority black Baltimore are literally collapsing, such is their state of disrepair. Indeed, 17,000 houses in Charm City are “boarded up and uninhabitable....”

[Read the whole thing at VDARE.]

 

Why Does the White Working Class Like Trump?

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance—where else?

Police Make Arrest in Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Update)

By Reader-Researcher Grand Rapids Anonymous (12:18 a.m.)

A little more information: Police say they've arrested someone at a Mel Trotter Mission in connection to the murder of a woman this morning.

A gun was recovered, though no cause of death has been released. The mission is not far away from the crime scene in downtown Grand Rapids.

More tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

If Police Refuse to Do Their Jobs, and Crush Anti-Trump Riots, People are Going to Get Murdered

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Report from the Bloody Costa Mesa Anti-Trump Riot

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Another Black-on-White Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan

By Reader-Researcher Grand Rapids Anonymous (7:14 p.m.)

From Grand Rapids, a town where it seems black crime never sleeps, a particularly disturbing one occurred this morning, when witnesses at the downtown-based Grand Rapids Community College saw a black male dragging the body of a white woman between the buildings of the school. People walking at that hour saw the horrible sight, and called police. This was not too far from the police station, but when police arrived, they only found the white woman’s body and not the probable killer. Fifteen hours later, the woman has not been publicly identified, except to say she was a white [!] woman between the ages of 30 and 40. Police are calling it a murder, and are looking for who did it, but lately police have stopped giving much information on crimes involving blacks.

Two days ago, a 27-year-old black shot his fat black girlfriend in the neck, went to a business he used to work at, rounded up the employees, sexually assaulted one woman, and stole a car. He wound up on my side of town, but police never gave a name to the suspect—though the TV station did—by talking to relatives.

This used to be a good town. Not anymore.

Update, at 7:28 p.m.
Let me clarify. I heard this woman was white on a TV station. Have not seen that in print. Will keep you posted.

Reader-Researcher Jerry PDX to GR Anonymous (11:08 p.m.):

Your local "news"paper must have the same policy ours does, mention of race is not permitted for either victims or suspects, unless the perp is white, then it's OK to loudly announce "white." Only time it's supposed to be OK to mention race is if a suspect represents an immediate danger to the public, only problem is that the only criminals that ever seem to be deemed that dangerous are always white – never black. Local TV stations will sometimes mention the race of a suspect and sometimes not, depending on how politically correct they’re feeling, I guess.
 

From the Grand Rapids file:

“To be White in Grand Rapids, MI: From All-American City to Diversitopia (Updated and Expanded!)”;

“Drowning is in Our Future”;

“Racism in Grand Rapids! Police Enforce Racist City Ordinances Against Noise and Having an Open Fire, and then Enforce Racist State Laws Forbidding Refusing to Follow Police Orders and Rioting! (Colin Flaherty Video)”;

“More Racism in Grand Rapids, Michigan: White Woman Murdered; Suspect is a Black Male (Cops Cover Up Suspect’s Name, but WEJB/NSU Reader Names Him!)”;

“Breaking News: Grand Rapids Murder Suspect Jermaine Cooper in Custody in Detroit, After Four Weeks on the Lam; He Didn’t Go Easy.”

Grand Rapids Anonymous wrote some other excellent essays as comments, but that was before he identified where he lived, and I was thus unable to locate them. When I do, I’ll add them to the Grand Rapids file.

“To Me, He Didn’t Do No Wrong; He Just Shot a Cop”: More and More Blacks Support, and Even Aid and Abet Blacks Who Shoot White Cops (Colin Flaherty Video)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

 
Black Sister Wants to Kill More White Cops in Long Island

 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Are Even White CEOs Now Pulling Hate Crime Hoaxes?!

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance.

Are Black Mothers Deliberately Getting Their Sons Killed by the Police, in Order to Win the “Ghetto Lottery”?

Excerpted by Nicholas Stix

Buying a Ghetto Lottery Ticket
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FIRST. This is starting to feel suspect. Meaning these black mothers are looking to get paid. Even if it means to have their kids killed. A new black whore hustle? We all know they don’t LOVE them. Put a toy gun in their hands, push them out the door, peek thru the curtain and wait. Harsh statement? Don’t put it pass these parasites. You already have them getting pregnant for child support, welfare benefits and housing. Not out of love and wanting to start a family. Just the lowest form of another hustle in the MILLIONS.

[Read the whole thing at Countenance.]


Hillary Clinton is the Candidate from the KKK!

 

 

By Nicholas Stix

Alt Right vs. Reverend Wright–TIME’s Guilt-by-Association Smear of Trump is Why Americans Hate the MSM
By Alexander Hart
April 28, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
VDARE

The Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed one of the presumptive nominees for President. No, it’s not David Duke endorsing Trump. Duke has not been involved in whatever is left of the Klan for over 35 years, not that he’s gotten any credit for it. Rather Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights has endorsed Hillary Clinton and claimed his organization has funneled $20,000 in anonymous donations to her campaign....

[Read the whole thing at VDARE.]

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Just Gave a Meaningless Endorsement to Ted Cruz in His State’s Primary

By Nicholas Stix

Mike Pence is yet another phony GOP “conservative.” Back In 2006, he claimed to have come up with a “compromise” on immigration that was just a disguised mass amnesty of illegal aliens. Ted Cruz has acted similarly, talking tough on illegal immigration, but being soft on legal immigration.

I’ll give Pence this, however: He said a lot of nice things about Donald Trump, and promised to work his “heart out,” to help elect whoever wins the nomination.

When Pence started to criticize the John Doe who calls himself “Barack Hussein Obama,” saying how much nicer it would be “to have someone working for us, rather than against us,” CNN immediately cut him off.

CNN host Ashleigh Banfield just called Pence’s endorsement “colossal news,” but that’s because she’s desperately trying to keep viewers interested, and in order to try and hurt Donald Trump.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Wages of Cheap Labor Immigration

By cranky_1970

The wages of cheap labor immigration are death: nationally, economically, culturally, and racially.

While Twitter Censors Pro-White Posters, It has No Problem with Murderous Twit by Laugh-Free, Affirmative Action “Comedian” (Poster)



Explaining the Real Politics Behind Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), and Why White Political Eunuchs, aka “Conservatives,” aka Republicans, Fail to Grasp or Oppose It

Excerpted by Nicholas Stix

I’ve concluded that Republicans speak in terms of universalist abstractions, not because they believe in them, but because they’re too cowardly to call a spade a spade. It’s like a self-mounted chastity belt, which renders them politically and intellectually impotent, while still leaving them prone to catching all sorts of diseases. (You can still contract AIDS, while being chaste.)

The racist Left has no principles or facts, just murderous hatred, and lust for totalitarian power. Larry Auster failed to face that.
Wanna know why lamestream conservatives mostly lose?

Because they analyze the left’s tribal identity politics in terms of universalist abstractions, mainly because they take the left’s universalist pretenses at face value, and conclude that since the left’s tribal identity based effort du jour does not meet whatever universalist abstraction is supposedly the matter at hand, that just saying that and writing that will carry the day and make the left back down.

Read the whole thing at America’s greatest political analyst—Countenance, natch!