Election? Not What
I Would Call It

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From Green Eagle:

Let me bring your attention to this piece in the Washington Post, outlining the massive effect that lying propaganda, channeled through Russia, and willingly circulated by both the Trump campaign, and (far more dangerously) the mainstream press in our country, and abetted by openly subversive behavior by the head of the FBI, were responsible for Donald Trump’s victory. Please take a moment to read it.

Republicans, after Obama’s election, have refused to recognize him as their President, despite the fact that there was not a single reason to say that, except that he was black and they were racists. Now, however, it is being portrayed as a sin to fail to capitulate and accept Trump as our leader, despite the clear fact that he would have never have been elected without his collaboration with the spy service and propaganda apparatus of a hostile, dictator-led foreign country; i.e. his treason.

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Spreading Objectivism for a Free Society

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

In a Facebook posting, Thomas M Miovas Jr wrote “A brief note to the young Objectivists“:

A brief note to the young Objectivists out there, many who tend to be very enthusiastic about spreading Objectivism for a few short years (less than ten), and then they grow wary of not getting many converts or not enough philosophical conversations, then they wane and go back to a more normal just posting what they want to post on FB and elsewhere.

While I acknowledge it can be easy to “get burned out” with tepid replies to a rational philosophical stance, it would actually be bad for your self-esteem to stop posting rational philosophical posts because rationality is man’s motivator.

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Don’t Cry for Camerino

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From Wisconsin conservative James Wigderson:

If you watched Little People, Big World this week, you saw the tear-jerker moment when Camerino Sanchez-Gonzalez had to tell his employer/friend Matt Roloff that, despite being in the United States for years on a work visa, Gonzalez was being deported to Mexico. Throughout the episode, no reason is given except the capriciousness of the visa process and the unfairness of our immigration system.

Of course, it did occur to me that someone with a job and here legally on a work visa isn’t just suddenly deported without cause. Surely there must be some reason for Sanchez-Gonzalez’s impending separation from his family. It turns out a search of documents in the Oregon court system might hold the answer that the TLC network didn’t want publicly said.

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A Minor Story

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From Green Eagle:

It is a very minor, negligible story in the news today, that the President Elect of the United States agreed to pay $25 million dollars to “settle” fraud charges against himself, thereby admitting their truth, since no one can be stupid enough to come to any other conclusion in this case.

Hillary having done something with her e-mails, which eluded millions of dollars of Republican “investigations” designed to find anything wrong that she did, on the other hand, was subjected to literally thousands of stories in the mainstream press about this utterly bogus issue.

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Instead of Affordable Housing Quotas, Reign in Zoning

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From Libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

New Jersey’s so-called “affordable housing policies” require each municipality in the state to provide its “fair share” of low and moderate income housing. This could be accomplished is a number of ways, but usually involved zoning for low and moderate income housing that requires builders to incorporate some percentage of such housing (usually subsidized) in their development plans.

But it can also allow municipalities to finance affordable housing in other communities in lieu of allowing building it in their towns. That practice, known as “Regional Contribution Agreements,” were subsequently outlawed. But with a recent court ruling increasing affordable housing requirements for towns, many mayors are seeking a reinstatement of Regional Contribution Agreements.

Some object.

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Operation American Freedom

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From Dave Dubya’s Freedom Rants:

It happened 16 years ago when the Republicans stole the presidency from Al Gore.

And it’s happening again, but likely with even worse consequences. Once more the majority of Americans have been cheated. When the majority loses, America loses.

Imagine the reaction by the Trumpists if the situation were reversed. Most of them probably believe THEY are the majority, and that Obama is a foreign Muslim, or any other of their innumerable lunacies. Many of Trump’s fringe threatened armed resistance over the “rigged election”.

It would have been very ugly if Hillary won. We all know that.

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Alt-Right? Who?
Never Heard of Them

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From Wisconsin conservative James Wigderson:

Look, it’s one thing to support Trump, and even those of us who were “Never Trump” hope for the best. But people calling themselves conservatives can’t ignore the evidence in front of their faces about the Alt-Right, especially when a racist is posting right in the comments.

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Meanwhile, the Real President-Elect Wins by a Landslide

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

If the results were reversed and Hillary had won the Electoral College with a minority of the popular vote, there would be genuine riots in the streets and the media would be screaming for her to concede to the vulgar talking yam.

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Normalizing Racism

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From PZ Myers:

A guy named Richard Spencer organized a conference this past weekend for his organization, the inocuously named National Policy Institute. This is how NPI describes themselves.

NPI is an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world. It was founded in 2005 by William Regnery and Samuel T. Francis, in conjunction with Louis R. Andrews.

Can we knock off the bullshit? All this is is the rebranding of white supremacy movements and the whitewashing of unabashed racism. None of this is about protecting the “heritage, identity, and future” of white people; we white people are doing just fine and can luxuriate in our privileged status. I don’t have to get off my butt to defend my good fortune, I can sit back and take it for granted.

This is about putting down other human beings who would like — and deserve — to share equally in all of the rights and privileges we already have. It’s about denying to others what we regard as our due.

They’re succeeding.

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