I wonder how much of this is going on nationally.
“Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray Busted Manipulating Poll Data, then Lying About It…”
Today, Monmouth via Patrick Murray presents a presidential poll of Ohio voters. The actual raw data (pdf available here – see pg, 6 and 7) showed Donald Trump with a lead in the result; however, Murray changed the data through weighting to show Hillary Clinton with a lead.
Monmouth just announced that Clinton leads Trump 43-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick actually laid out what he did on pages 6 and 7 of the PDF.
He sampled 402 voters. In the unweighted sample, the split was 33.3R/29.3D/35.6I. With that split, Trump leads Clinton 41-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick re-weighted it to a 29R/33D/37I split. Nothing else was re-weighted.”
Read it all at Conservative Treehouse
It never ceases to amaze me how many supply and demand skeptics exist. You would think by now that the common sense logic of S&D would be universally accepted. That is obviously not the case.
If you increase the cost of something without a commensurate increase in demand, the quantity demanded of that thing will fall. Not only is this common sense, it has been proven literally millions of times.
Yet proponents of increased minimum wage continue to delude themselves that prices can be raised without proportionate decreases in quatity demanded.
I guess they believe the following is just bad luck.
New BLS data for restaurant employment in July for both the District of Columbia (city only, see dark line above, data here) and the surrounding suburbs in Virginia and Maryland (full DC MSA data here, the light blue line shows the MSA minus the city of DC) are displayed above and tell the story pretty clearly. Since the DC minimum wage increased in July 2015 to $10.50 an hour, restaurant employment in the city has increased less than 1% (and by 500 jobs), while restaurant jobs in the surrounding suburbs increased 4.2% (and by 7,300 jobs). An even more dramatic effect has taken place since the start of this year – DC restaurant jobs fell by 1,400 jobs (and by 2.7%) in the first six months of 2016 between January and July – that’s the largest loss of District food jobs during a 6-month period in 15 years.
… “Bernie Sanders Refuses to Make Campaign Finance Information Public”
It’s money from the little people.
Monday, socialist icon Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that now that he’s no longer running for president, there’s no need for him to reveal his campaign financial information. “It doesn’t make any sense,” he said. Completing such a filing, he continued, would be a “waste of time.” He was supposed to file his current financial information on May 15, but was granted an extension.”
More at Moonbattery
Trump may be able to gun down an innocent on 5th Avenue and not lose his supporters but if he doesn’t build his beautiful wall, all bets are off.
Per The Blaze, a Trump supporter named “Nate” called into Beck’s radio show on Wednesday and threatened to “go after” Donald Trump “personally” if he gets elected president and breaks his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Oh, he’s in so much trouble,” the caller said of Trump if he broke his wall promise. “You don’t even understand the backlash of us, the ones who are so frustrated and angry and tired of all the political stuff. We’re going to come after him personally. You know what I mean? We’re going to get him.”
Beck looked alarmed by these words and asked the caller if he meant he’d push for impeaching Trump if he didn’t deliver on the wall. The caller said yes, but also left open the possibility that violence might be necessary.
This is quite a pickle for Donald. Don knows he is never going to build a wall. Trump knows it, you know it and I know it. The problem for Trump is that millions of people just like Nate don’t know it. If Trump manages to fall ass-backwards into the White House, he is going to have some explaining to do.
Read it all.
Her plan not only eliminates hundreds of thousands of jobs, it further drives up the cost of energy.
The “keep it in the ground” fossil fuel strategy described by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a “done deal” would kill more than 380,000 jobs and deliver a $70 billion annual hit to the economy, according to a report released Wednesday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy found that banning fossil fuel production on public lands and offshore waters would result in a loss of $70 billion in annual gross domestic product as well as $11.3 billion in royalties, along with massive direct and indirect job losses.
Hardest hit would be Western states such as Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, along with states with shoreline on the Gulf Coast.
“American voters deserve to understand the real-world impacts of the proposals that candidates and their allies make,” Karen Harbert, institute president and CEO, said in a statement.
Why do our presidential candidates hate us?
Yesterday we reported that Donald Trump said that he would enforce existing immigration laws in the same manner of Obama and Bush. This was a departure from his previous plan to deploy a “deportation force”.
Since that discussion, he has taken further step saying that he is open to softening existing immigration law.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Tuesday he is open to “softening” laws dealing with illegal immigrants in a “Hannity” town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
His remarks were the latest sign he is considering softening a position he has taken since the onset of his campaign.
Hannity asked Trump if he would change current parts of the law to accommodate law-abiding citizens or longtime residents who have raised children in the U.S.
“There could certainly be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump answered. “We want people — we have some great people in this country.”
Since Trump’s immigration policy is now to the left of that of Marco Rubio and the Gang of Eight, is there any change we can get Rubio back? I ask because, you know, he could actually beat Clinton.
All the polls are wrong and he is actually winning.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the UK’s Channel 4 that Donald Trump is actually winning the election, but every poll is wrong because Trump voters are undercover.
Conway denied on the Channel 4 special “President Trump: Can He Really Win?” that Trump was losing and denounced the polls that showed him down to Hillary Clinton as “cherry-picked polling numbers that are put out there by media outlets that are also bent on his destruction.”
“Trump Slams Clinton Foundation As “Most Corrupt Enterprise In Political History” After Latest Donor Revelations”
Mao Tse Hillary
Yesterday Ben Shapiro noted that more than half of her meetings at the State Department were with Clinton Foundation donors. From Zero Hedge there is this Trump Quote:
It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history,” Trump said in a statement, reiterating a claim he made earlier in the week. “We’ve now learned that a majority of the non-government people she met with as secretary of state gave money to the corrupt Clinton Foundation. … It was wrong then, and it is wrong now — and the foundation must be shut down immediately.”
Over at Vox Populi they make the observation that Hillary is running as the American Angela Merkel. That sounds about right.
Related: “Clinton asks Romney’s allies for cash to stop Trump”,
“Hillary Clinton’s team is on the market for more millionaires. This time, Mitt Romney’s millionaires.”
After all, it’s still money. It all spends the same, doesn’t it?
More at Politico
Do you know your state capitals? How about the official nicknames of the states? This is a closed book quiz. No internet. See how well you do! And of course, keep your eyes on your own work!
Top grade will achieve the rare Super Good Job Sticker Awards!
“Rich White Lady Scapegoats Black Veteran”
More at the New York Post
It must be a slow news day.
“Colonel Sanders’ nephew discloses KFC’s secret ‘11 herbs and spices’ to reporter”
A handwritten list of 11 herbs and spices discovered in a scrapbook owned by Colonel Sanders’ second wife may be the top-secret “original recipe” that his Kentucky chicken franchise has kept under lock and key for the last several decades, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
Freelance reporter Jay Jones said he saw the recipe during a recent meeting in Corbin, Kentucky, with Joe Ledington, a 67-year-old retired teacher who worked as a kid for his uncle, Kentucky Fried Chicken founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders.”
More revelation from the Washington Times
Over at Slate they don’t approve of listing your first seven jobs because, you know, white privilege or some such crap.
Here are my first seven jobs…
1) Private pool supervisor
2) US Army paratrooper
3) landscaping worker
4) maintenance man
5) liquor store cashier
6) marketing intern
7) market research analyst
(I would like to point out that during jobs 4, 5 and 6 I was also in college on Uncle Sugar’s GI Bill.)
What are your first seven jobs?
“Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion In QE Will Be Needed To Offset An “Economic Shock””
In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”
More at Zero Hedge
“Gary Johnson Backs CO2 ‘Fee’ To Fight Global Warming”
DailyCaller: Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he’s no skeptic of man-made global warming and endorsed a “fee” on carbon dioxide emissions.
It’s all part of his “free market” approach to global warming, Johnson told the Juneau Empire in an article published Sunday.
“I do believe that climate change is occurring,” Johnson said. “I do believe that it is man-caused” and “that there can be and is a free-market approach to climate change.”
Johnson’s “free market” approach to global warming includes “a fee — not a tax, he said — placed on carbon” to make those who emit the greenhouse gas pay the supposed cost of their actions, according to the Juneau Empire.”
More at iOTW
So sayeth Donald Trump. He is going to use the same laws and “do the same thing.”
“We’re going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong. The existing laws, the first thing we’re gonna do, if and when I win, is we’re gonna get rid of all of the bad ones. We’ve got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country,” he said on Fox News. “As far as everybody else, we’re going to go through the process. What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country, Bush the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I’m gonna do the same thing.”
O’Reilly then mentioned detention centers, prompting Trump to quickly shoot down the idea of keeping undocumented immigrants in detention centers.
“You don’t have to put them in a detention center,” Trump said.
“I never even heard the term. I’m not gonna put them in a detention center,” he added. “We want to do it in a very humane manner.”
Finally, someone in Washington who is tough on illegal immigration: Barack Obama.
There you have it one-issue-voters. Trump is going to do the same thing Bush and Obama did.
The European Union is rife with protectionism and economic stagnation. Brexit will allow Britain to boost the UK economy for decades to come. If Britain embraces unrestricted free trade, it will flourish even as the European Union continues to decline.
The increasing demand for British goods and services from Commonwealth nations has the potential to boost the UK economy for years to come. Last month we saw Air Asia make the largest single order of Airbus A321 neo-aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show – again demonstrating the huge potential of Asian markets for UK companies.
Modern technological developments have made trading with the other side of the world easier than ever before. The huge size of these potential markets should have British exporters licking their proverbial lips.
One plan for Dr Fox’s new department to consider might be establishment a Commonwealth free trade area. This should include a free trade zone with common labour and environmental standards, and measures to protect data and the intellectual property of large companies, in a similar vein to the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Unlike the EU’s single market, which is based upon protectionist principles designed to prop up uncompetitive companies, this Commonwealth free trade area would encourage greater competition amongst its members. This would in turn drive innovation, and with it, productivity leading to further economic growth.
A vote to Remain inside the European Union would have been a vote for stagnation and decline. The Great British Public’s vote to Leave is based on optimism and growth for our future. After all, the EU is in decline as an economic force.
Now, if only the United States can likewise avoid the protectionist quagmire and resulting economic decline being promised by both presidential candidates.
Here is another example of how much they care.
How much longer can our economy support such like-minded concepts?
Allah has been arrested.
We cannot expect this to go without a response.
I prefer the term ‘UnPresidented’.
Let’s see if we can guess the political leaning of the attacker, shall we?
Police have shot and wounded the woman – who reportedly attacked two people on a bus before going into the street. She refused to stand down so police opened fire, according to local media. The woman reportedly stabbed on person in the stomach, and one in the back before fleeing to a nearby gallery, RTL reports the injuries sustained by the victims have been described as “non life-threatening.”
The press secretary of the mayor Armand De Decker confirms the two injured. Police are investigating the motive for the attack. Police sources have revealed that the woman was Asian and had a history of mental illness. Investigators do not currently believe that this was a terrorist incident, according to RT.
Brussels has been at the centre of a wave of shocking attacks this summer.
The attacker is “Asian” which is current Euro-girl code for anyone east of Istanbul. She has a history of “mental illness” which is currently Euro-girl code for “Muslim”. Police are still “investigating the motive” which is Euro-girl code for “find anything other than Islam to blame it on”. Just to reinforce their position, they don’t think it was terrorism related.
I’d put the odds at around 85% that the attacker, while “not motivated” by Islam, is a practitioner of the divine art of perpetual outrage.
If she’s elected, the author of this powerpoint is getting fired. Her sycophants will cast a vote for her, anyway.
A leaked Army operational security brief appears to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats.
Admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” told The Daily Caller News Foundation this is the second time they’ve received a picture of this particular slide in the last six months. They posted the slide to their page Sunday.
Admins said the picture came from a servicemember stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri