Category Archives: politics

What the Help Says About America and Obama

The movie “the Help” has of this writing (Friday, Aug 26, 2011) made approximately $82 million at the box office, against a production budget of only $25 million and a publicity budget quite likely of $30 million. The movie is … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be a Taxi Driver Summer

One of the seminal films of the 20th Century was Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.” A story of a troubled man (a Vietnam Vet) quite literally driven insane by the insane city around him. The current unrest of a “Long Hot … Continue reading

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When Will the Middle Class Opt-Out of Education (and Public Life)?

Hippies made a film in 1970 called Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came, a naïve but interesting idea, nevertheless. But what if people had a way … of opting out of all sorts of things they find awful? … Continue reading

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Obama Calls Workers Slugs: Is Obama the New Nixon?

Via CBS and Mark Knoller, Obama called Federal Workers “slugs” and lamented he did not have a cool phone. “I always thought I was gonna have like really cool phones and stuff,” he said during a Q&A session with contributors … Continue reading

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Educated White Women REALLY Hate Sarah Palin, Part 5,231

The LAT has a column by Meghan Daum entitled “Why Sarah Palin Doesn’t Get What She Deserves.” Basically asking “Who Will Rid Me of this Meddlesome Priest?” Women really hate, hate, HATE, HATE Sarah Palin. Daum even tells us why. … Continue reading

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Unaffordable Family Formation

Regular readers of Steve Sailer know his “affordable family formation” theory very well. Which amounts to Whites having kids when they can afford them. When land is cheap, suburbs all around, and the cost of living is relatively low. But … Continue reading

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Will K-12 H1-Bs Peel Off Obama’s Support?

As noted here, Obama still has some core White support: College Educated White women. Who alone benefit from Affirmative Action (non-College White women have the highest disapproval rates for all Whites). And are a good cultural fit for Obama as … Continue reading

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