My new book “The Maduro Diet” is ranked #1 in the amazon sales category Books > History > Americas > South America > Venezuela

My new book The Maduro Diet is ranked #1 in the amazon sales category Books > History > Americas > South America > Venezuela

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Full title: The Maduro Diet: How three-quarters of adults in Venezuela lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075W2LXT8


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September 24, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Books, Communism, Economics, Venezuela. 2 comments.

I just published this new book about the food shortages in Venezuela

I just published this new book about the food shortages in Venezuela:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075W2LXT8

September 24, 2017. Tags: , , , . Communism, Economics, Venezuela. Leave a comment.

All Lives Splatter

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/20/state-lawmaker-posts-all-lives-splatter-meme-on-facebook/

State Lawmaker Posts ‘All Lives Splatter’ Meme On Facebook

September 20, 2017


A South Dakota state lawmaker shared a meme to Facebook showing a car driving through a line of protesters with the caption “all lives splatter” Sept. 7 before deleting it Tuesday and apologizing.

Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto posted the meme, saying, “I think this is a movement we can all support #AllLivesSplatter.” She later apologized and claimed she had just been encouraging protesters to stay out of the road, after thousands of people criticized her post online and two local businesses cut ties with her, the Argus Leader reported.

“I am sorry if people took offense to it and perceived my message in any way insinuating support or condoning people being hit by cars,” DiSanto said. “I perceived it differently. I perceived it as encouraging people to stay out of the street.”

September 21, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Black lives matter, Idiots blocking traffic, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

I feel sad for anyone who thinks Hobby Lobby is racist for selling cotton decorations

MSN recently published this news story about a woman in Texas who said Hobby Lobby was racist because it sells cotton decorations.

For something such as this, the context matters a huge amount.

The article includes this picture:


In that context, I don’t see any problem.

They sell cotton balls at every supermarket and pharmacy.

They sell cotton clothing at every clothing store.

There needs to be a distinction between actual racism, and imaginary racism.

Anyone who criticizes Hobby Lobby for selling cotton has allowed herself to be brainwashed by social justice warriors who insist on seeing racism everywhere. I feel sad for her. I hope she find happier, more fulfilling things to focus her thoughts on.

Racism is real. Racism is a very real problem.

But this is not racism.

September 21, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Walter Williams: The black family is struggling, and it’s not because of slavery

https://stream.org/black-family-struggling-not-slavery/

The Black Family is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery

The black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years.

By Walter Williams

September 20, 2017

That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination, and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question.

This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.

The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure.

Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes, and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households.

But is the weak black family a legacy of slavery?

In 1960, just 22 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Fifty years later, more than 70 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families.

Here’s my question: Was the increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by the War on Poverty?

According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year 11 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. Today about 75 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers.

Is that supposed to be a delayed response to the legacy of slavery?

The bottom line is that the black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years.

At one time, almost all black families were poor, regardless of whether one or both parents were present. Today roughly 30 percent of blacks are poor.

However, two-parent black families are rarely poor. Only 8 percent of black married-couple families live in poverty. Among black families in which both the husband and wife work full time, the poverty rate is under 5 percent. Poverty in black families headed by single women is 37 percent.

The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.

September 20, 2017. Tags: , , . Economics, Racism. 3 comments.

Taxpayers billed $1,092 for an official’s two-night stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

There is no excuse for Trump forcing taxpayers to pay for anyone to stay at one of his hotels. There are plenty of other hotels, which are run by independent parties, and which charge much lower rates. Government officials who need to stay in a hotel at taxpayer expense should use those hotels, not Trump’s.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/taxpayers-billed-1092-for-an-officials-two-night-stay-at-trumps-mar-a-lago-club/2017/09/15/e3e5dfdc-97c6-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html

Taxpayers billed $1,092 for an official’s two-night stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

September 15, 2017

The bedroom suites at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, available only to members and their guests, feature hand-painted Moorish ceilings, antique Spanish-tiled mosaics and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

On a weekend in early March, during one of seven trips by Trump and his White House entourage to the posh Palm Beach property since the inauguration, the government paid the Trump-owned club to reserve at least one bedroom for two nights.

The charge, according to a newly disclosed receipt reviewed by The Washington Post, was $1,092.

The amount was based on a per-night price of $546, which, according to the bill, was Mar-a-Lago’s “rack rate,” the hotel industry term for a standard, non-discounted price.

The receipt, which was obtained in recent days by the transparency advocacy group Property of the People and verified by The Post, offers one of the first concrete signs that Trump’s use of Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House” has resulted in taxpayer funds flowing directly into the coffers of his private business.

September 15, 2017. Tags: , , . Donald Trump, Government waste. 1 comment.

Attention UC Berkeley administrators! Please explain which part(s) of Ben Shapiro’s speech would require people to receive counseling.

Below is Ben Shapiro’s recent speech at UC Berkeley. The speech makes up the first 28 minutes of the video, and I watched all of it. (The rest of the video is a Q&A, which I did not watch.)

UC Berkeley is offering counseling for anyone who was traumatized by Shapiro’s speech.

I didn’t detect anything in the speech that would require anyone to receive counseling. But that’s just me.

To the administrators in charge of running UC Berkeley: please point out which part(s) of the speech would require someone to receive counseling. Please point out the starting and stopping time(s), so I can rewatch the part(s) in question. Also, please explain why this (these) part(s) would require someone to receive counseling. Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP_9cRUzqMw

 

September 15, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors. 1 comment.

I’d like to thank social justice warriors for drawing my attention to Ben Shapiro’s excellent speech at UC Berkeley

Although I’ve watched plenty of brief clips of Ben Shapiro at YouTube in the past, I’d never before watched an entire speech of his.

However, after social justice warriors tried to prevent him from speaking at UC Berkeley, I decided to watch the entire thing.

And here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP_9cRUzqMw

The speech itself makes up only the first 28 minutes of the video. I watched the entire 28 minutes. And I loved it. (The rest of the video is a Q&A, which I did not watch.)

So thanks to all the people who drew my attention to the speech by trying to ban it.

In the speech, Shapiro repeatedly condemns white supremacy. He criticizes the alt-right for being against western civilization. And he cites statistics which prove that having a baby out of wedlock, not racism, is the biggest cause of poverty.

UC Berkeley is offering counseling for anyone who was traumatized by Shapiro’s speech.

 

September 15, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Video shows protestors in the street shouting “No justice, no peace!” for a dead, black Chicago teenager, because security video showed her walking, by herself, into a hotel’s walk-in freezer before she died

In the video below, protestors in the street are shouting “No justice, no peace!” for Kenneka Jenkins, a dead, black Chicago teenager, because security video showed her walking, by herself, into a hotel’s walk-in freezer before she died.

I’m not sure exactly who the protestors are protesting against.

But hey, justice is important, and I hope whoever is responsible for this will get prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law allows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQf2YqAH9q4

September 15, 2017. Tags: , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors. 4 comments.

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz “likes” hardcore pornography video on Twitter

As long as they’re all consenting adults, I’ve got no objection to Ted Cruz watching pornography.

That being said, Cruz might want to consider switching political parties.

The New York Daily News just reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz likes porn video on Twitter

September 12, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz has been busy on Twitter.

The Republican lawmaker from Texas was among more than 400 accounts that liked a two-minute-long porno from @SexuallPosts on the social media site.

Lewd footage of the actors — two women and a man — briefly appeared on Cruz’s feed of liked tweets for no particular reason early Tuesday. It vanished from his page just before 1:30 a.m.

It’s unclear when the married father of two personally liked the tweet or if a staffer using his account did the deed.

Although Twitter prohibits pornography from its platform, that did not stop the failed presidential candidate’s personal account from liking the video.

 

September 12, 2017. Tags: , . Politics. 4 comments.

Poll: Did Michelle Obama set back feminism when she told a job interviewer that her husband was running for U.S. Senate?

I recently came across this Michelle Obama quote from Parade magazine:

I took my last job [before my husband entered the White House] because of my boss’s reaction to my family situation. I didn’t have a babysitter, so I took Sasha right in there with me in her crib and her rocker. I was still nursing, so I was wearing my nursing shirt. I told my boss, “This is what I have: two small kids. My husband is running for the U.S. Senate. I will not work part time. I need flexibility. I need a good salary. I need to be able to afford babysitting. And if you can do all that, and you’re willing to be flexible with me because I will get the job done, I can work hard on a flexible schedule.” I was very clear. And he said yes to everything.

Did Michelle Obama set back feminism when she told a job interviewer that her husband was running for U.S. Senate?

 

September 10, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Polls. 1 comment.

UC Berkeley will be offering counseling to students and faculty who get traumatized by Ben Shapiro’s upcoming speech

UC Berkeley will be offering counseling to students and faculty who get traumatized by Ben Shapiro’s upcoming speech.

I’m not making that up.

This is the webpage where UC Berkeley mentions the counseling:

http://news.berkeley.edu/campus-update-on-ben-shapiro-event/

And this is the internet archive of that webpage, in case the original ever gets taken down:

https://web.archive.org/web/20170910054148/http://news.berkeley.edu/campus-update-on-ben-shapiro-event/

It says:

Ben Shapiro visit: Campus details logistics and resources

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

In advance of talk show host Ben Shapiro’s appearance next Thursday, Sept. 14, at UC Berkeley…

Support and counseling services for students, staff and faculty

We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged:

Student support services

Employee (faculty and staff) support services

In case you’re wondering what all the hoopla is about, here is a recent speech that Shapiro gave at UC Santa Barbara. Skip to 8:22 for the beginning of his speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cPirip5a3A

I don’t know if that speech is typical of what Shapiro talks about, but it was the first one that showed up when I did this search at YouTube, where many of his other speeches can be viewed:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ben+shapiro+speech

 

September 10, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Political correctness, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Media bias: once again, a news article about a financially struggling single mother trying to raise her children makes absolutely no mention of their father

The Guardian recently published this article about a single mother who is having financial troubles as she tries to raise her two children on the salary that she gets from working at a fast food restaurant.

As is always the case with articles like this, the article makes absolutely no mention of the children’s father. (I have written about this media irresponsibility before – see here and here.)

In this particular case, the article refers to the woman as “a single mother of two.”

It doesn’t say that she is “divorced,” or that she is “widowed.”

The article makes absolutely zero mention of the children’s father.

The article does quote the woman as saying:

“At the top of America, when it comes to Trump and them, their goal is to keep us down. Between these billion-dollar companies and Trump, it’s a power trip.”

So now it’s Trump’s fault that this woman is a single mother of two.

I’d like to see the results of the DNA test for that.

If Trump is in fact the father of her children, then yes, it is Trump’s fault that she is having so much financial trouble.

Otherwise, Trump has no fault whatsoever in her situation.

The article also talks about how the woman is part of the movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

But in the real world, even liberals themselves do not want to pay fast food workers $15 an hour.

In December 2013, I made this blog post, which is titled “I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour.”

More than three years later, I followed it up with this blog post, which is titled, “Hypocrite liberals have rejected my challenge for them to buy a McDonald’s franchise and pay the workers $15 an hour.”

I also made this other blog post, which is titled, “In the real world, no liberal has ever bought a McDonald’s franchise and paid the workers $15 an hour.”

So even liberals themselves are not willing to pay McDonald’s workers $15 an hour.

Here is some information that liberals never talk about:

Let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this article, which refers to this PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)

Finally, here is a seven minute video with information that liberals never talk about. In my opinion, every middle school and high school in the U.S. should show this to all of their students, repeatedly, every year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4SVUlNfMY

 

 

August 23, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Media bias. 1 comment.

Missouri Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/18/i-hope-trump-is-assassinated-a-missouri-lawmakers-facebook-comment-leads-to-calls-for-her-resignation/?utm_term=.8e0f8ae61c7e

“I hope Trump is assassinated!”

– Missouri Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

August 21, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump, Gun control, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Tina Fey on protesting after Charlottesville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvpXZxXWZU

August 18, 2017. Tags: , , , . Racism. Leave a comment.

I hope the Washington Post will either confirm or debunk these statements by the Southern Poverty Law Center about Jason Kessler, the organizer of the alt-right rally in Charlottesville

Jason Kessler is the organizer of the alt-right rally that recently took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Southern Poverty Law Center wrote of Kessler:

Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.

At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.

Regardless of Kessler’s past politics, the rightward shift in his views was first put on display in November, 2016 when his tirade against Wes Bellamy began.

If this had been posted by some right wing conspiracy blog, I would dismiss it as being fake news.

But this was published by a highly reputable left wing source.

I hope the Washington Post will investigate this to either debunk it or confirm it.

If it is true, then Kessler is a left wing nut job masquerading as a right wing nut job.

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Racism. Leave a comment.

YouTube trying to shut down black conservative channel – Diamond and Silk

This is Diamond and Silk’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCug1cL7vmUvYooOjXyHjsxQ/videos

And this is Mark Dice talking about how YouTube is trying to prevent them from earning a living from their videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAeiWm1v02M

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Rachel Maddow just made this awesome commentary on racism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmZNirYH5eU

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , . Racism. Leave a comment.

Archie Bunker often talked like a racist. But when the situation really mattered, he behaved the exact opposite.

On the TV show “All in the Family,” Archie Bunker often talked like a racist. But when the situation really mattered, he behaved the exact opposite.

Archie Bunker Threatens KKK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56XfXXhgus

All In The Family – Archie is Branded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7p3hwWymM

Archie Bunker Defends His Maid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Wc45Tq6No

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Racism, Television. Leave a comment.

Some Venezuelans have not had a full meal in days

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hungry-venezuelans-turn-colombia-plate-food-49206924

Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food

Associated Press

CUCUTA, Colombia — Aug 14, 2017

Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia’s border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice — the first full meal some have eaten in days.

An estimated 25,000 Venezuelans make the trek across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge into Colombia each day. Many come for a few hours to work or trade goods on the black market, looking for household supplies they cannot find back home.

But increasingly, they are coming to eat in one of a half-dozen facilities offering struggling Venezuelans a free plate of food.

“I never thought I’d say this,” said Erick Oropeza, 29, a former worker with Venezuela’s Ministry of Education who recently began crossing the bridge each day. “But I’m more grateful for what Colombia has offered me in this short time than what I ever received from Venezuela my entire life.”

As Venezuela’s economy verges on collapse and its political upheaval worsens, cities like Cucuta along Colombia’s porous, 1,370-mile (2,200-kilometer) border with Venezuela have become firsthand witnesses to the neighboring South American nation’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

According to one recent survey, about 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds (8.7 kilograms) last year.

The Colombian government has crafted contingency plans in the event of a sudden, mass exodus, but already church groups and nonprofit organizations are stepping in, moved by images of mothers carrying starving babies and skinny men trying to make a few bucks on Cucuta’s streets to bring back home.

Paulina Toledo, 47, a Colombian hairstylist who recently helped feed lunch to 900 Venezuelans, said seeing how hungry they were “hurt my soul.”

“Those of us here on the border are seeing their pain,” she said.

People living on either side of the Colombia-Venezuela border have long had a foot in both countries: A Colombian who lives in Cucuta might cross to visit relatives in San Cristobal; a Venezuelan might make the reverse trip to work or go to school.

In the years when Venezuela’s oil industry was booming and Colombia entangled in a half-century armed conflict, an estimated 4 million Colombians migrated to Venezuela. Many started coming back as Venezuela’s economy began to implode and after President Nicolas Maduro closed the border in 2015 and expelled 20,000 Colombians overnight.

Oropeza said he earned about $70 a month working at the Ministry of Education and selling hamburgers on the side — twice Venezuela’s minimum wage but still not enough to feed a family of four. Once a month his family receives a bundle of food provided by the government, but it only lasts a week.

“So the other three weeks, like most Venezuelans, we have to make magic happen,” he said on a recent afternoon.

Desperate for money to feed his family, he left his job and traveled to the Venezuelan border town of San Antonio. He wakes up at 4 a.m. each morning to be among the first crossing the bridge into Cucuta, where he earns money selling soft drinks on the street.

He goes straight to the “Casa de Paso,” a church-run shelter that has served 60,000 meals to Venezuelans since opening two months ago. On an average day, 2,000 Venezuelans line up for meals, getting a ticket to reserve their spot and then waiting four hours for a meal served at outdoor plastic tables.

Workers stir gigantic metal pots filled with chicken and rice set on the bare dirt floor. Volunteers hand out boxes of juice to tired-looking children. Adults sit quietly, savoring their bowl of food as chickens waddle between them.

“Every day I have to remind myself why I am here,” said Oropeza, dressed in a faded striped collared shirt. “I try to repeat it to myself so that I won’t, you know, so those moments of weakness don’t affect you so much.”

When he’s not helping out or waiting in line at the shelter kitchen, Oropeza sells malted soft drinks for about 50 cents each. He’s been able to bring money back to his family and has earned enough to buy a cellphone, which he’d lacked for two years.

Jose David Canas, a priest, said his church will continue to serve food “as long as God allows.”

“Until they close the border,” he said. “Until everything is eaten or until the province tells us that they no longer have lunches to give out. And then it’s the end.”

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Venezuela. Leave a comment.

R.I.P. Heather Heyer

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/13/us/heather-heyer-charlottesville-victim.html

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Called ‘a Strong Woman’

August 13, 2017




Heather D. Heyer was killed on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., after a car crashed into demonstrators protesting a white supremacy rally. Credit Heather Heyer, via Facebook, via Reuters

Heather D. Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd that was protesting a rally of white nationalists, was a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised and was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices, her supervisor said.

“Heather was a very strong woman,” said Alfred A. Wilson, manager of the bankruptcy division at the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, where Ms. Heyer worked as a paralegal. He said she stood up against “any type of discrimination. That’s just how she’s always been.”

Mr. Wilson said in an interview on Sunday that he found her at her computer crying many times.

“Heather being Heather has seen something on Facebook or read something in the news and realized someone has been mistreated and gets upset,” he said.

A couple of years ago, she was dating someone who became agitated after learning that Mr. Wilson was black and that they were friends.

“She just didn’t like the way he was judging me as a minority male that’s doing well for myself,” Mr. Wilson said, adding that Ms. Heyer stopped seeing the man after that.

Mr. Wilson hired Ms. Heyer at the recommendation of a friend. She had a high school diploma but did not have a background in law. She was working as a bartender and waitress, but he said she had an eye for detail and was “a people person.”

“If you can get people to open up to you, that’s what I need,” he told her. “I’ll teach you everything about the law you need to know.”

Her only flaw, he said with a laugh was that she liked to sleep late. “I had to change my office work hours just to meet her schedule,” he said.

She worked to improve herself by taking classes and studying.

“If she’s going to do something, she made sure she understood it,” he said. She was so devoted that during her first two years on the job she didn’t take any vacations, he said.

“To have someone like Heather believe in you, that’s one of the best things that could happen to you as a person,” Mr. Wilson said.

She lived alone with her Chihuahua, Violet, who was named after her favorite color.

Ms. Heyer and other paralegals at the firm attended the protest in Charlottesville, where she lived. They were walking together when a car crashed into the crowd.

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of a crash that resulted in a death, the police said.

Charlottesville, in a statement about Ms. Heyer, said: “This senseless act of violence rips a hole in our collective hearts. While it will never make up for the loss of a member of our community, we will pursue charges against the driver of the vehicle that caused her death and are confident justice will prevail.”

August 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Racism, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Here are pictures of the 400-square-foot bathroom that cost New York City taxpayers $2 million

http://nypost.com/2017/07/06/councilman-cant-believe-city-spent-2m-on-this-tiny-park-bathroom/

Councilman can’t believe city spent $2M on this tiny park bathroom

July 6, 2017







A Brooklyn councilman is accusing the city of flushing $2 million down the toilet while building a public restroom at a local park.

Democrat David Greenfield told WCBS-TV on Wednesday that it took him 7½ years to get City Hall to repair the formerly run-down Gravesend Park on 18th Avenue.

But the newly refurbished park became a pyrrhic victory for Greenfield when he learned it cost $2 million to build the new, 400-square-foot bathroom facility.

“I’m frustrated that we are essentially wasting taxpayer money,” Greenfield said. “You can build a complete house in six months for $1 million.”

He pointed blame directly at Mayor Bill de Blasio, explaining, “The buck stops with the administration and at the end of the day, if the administration really made this their priority, they could figure out a way to cut the red tape.”

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis also piled on the administration, saying the project was plagued by “mismanagement.

“You get a feeling in this administration that taxpayer money grows on trees,” she said.

August 12, 2017. Tags: , , . Government waste. 1 comment.

Hypocrite liberals require audience members to show “racist” photo ID to see “Hamilton”

Liberals are always saying that it’s “racist” whenever Republicans want to require voters to show photo ID.

However, as I show below, there are plenty of examples where liberals themselves require “racist” photo ID.
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August 11, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 1 comment.

I just added items #1,343 through #1,366 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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August 9, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Video: Hypocrites support affirmative action for college admissions but oppose it for basketball team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWYwYMNnU5c

August 4, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Political correctness, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

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