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  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • The untold good news story of America today

    06/23/2018 7:35:56 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 June 2018 | Tom Geoghegan
    Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change. A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the heart of America. But the Jolly Green Giant statue on Highway 169 in rural Minnesota wears a 48-inch (1.2m) smile for a reason. Accompanied by the slogan Dream Big, he typifies a sense of hope and renewal in the nearby city of Blue Earth that is...
  • 0bama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states, including Wisconsin

    02/10/2018 7:54:51 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    Madistan.com ^ | 2-10-18 | Juilie Carr Smyth
    Following a Democrat’s special election win in a Wisconsin Senate district that voted for President Donald Trump, a group backed by former President Barack Obama said it plans to invest millions of dollars into state-wide elections in Wisconsin and 10 other states. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this year’s election cycle is critical to affecting the congressional redistricting process. It is the first cycle whose winners will participate in drawing congressional maps for the decade starting in 2021. The committee backed Democrat Patty Schachtner in last month’s election in the 10th...
  • Why Republicans Need To Self-Deport From Washington DC (Good Idea, Bad Idea...)

    12/28/2017 4:56:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 28, 2017 | Brad Todd
    There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically. The Republican Party is sick, so sick it can’t breathe, and its lack of oxygen has given it severe muscle fatigue. There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically.The party’s national committees, think-tank brains, campaign strategists, and government functionaries all live in the fever swamps of Washington that firmly anchor the snotty southern end of the Acela Corridor. The GOP’s elected and unelected leaders...
  • Anti-Trump MSNBC Host Joy Reid Thinks Rural Americans Are 'Core Threat' To Democracy

    11/27/2017 3:32:11 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-27-2017 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks that rural Americans are “the core threat to our democracy” and pointed to a series of tweets by liberal author Jared Yates Sexton that claimed Trump supporters “do not believe in the Constitution or any founding principles unless they're advantageous” as proof of her far-left theory. “By 2040, about 70% of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states. They will have only 30 senators representing them, while the remaining 30% of Americans will have 70 senators representing them,” MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin tweeted over the weekend. Reid, who tweets so often that...
  • Daily Beast editor: Non-Cosmopolitan Rural Voters For Trump are the ‘Real Problem’

    01/29/2017 10:34:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Message from MSNBC to you hicks out in the sticks: the people who gave us Le Pen, Brexit and now, Trump represent the “real problem.” Unlike we city dwellers, you don’t “mix” and “get along together” with people from “cosmopolitan cultures.” . . . Then came the pièce de résistance—Dickey’s swipe at the great rural unwashed: “the voters who cast their ballots for Marine Le Pen, for Brexit, for Donald Trump, they’re not the people who are part of those cities, those cosmopolitan cultures where people mix and get along together. That is the real problem. That’s the divide we...
  • In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies

    01/12/2017 3:50:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | TRIP GABRIEL
    MONTICELLO, Iowa — The Table of Knowledge was delving into President-elect Donald J. Trump’s plans to upend government, and marveling at how he had forced his fellow Republicans in the House to reverse themselves on gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics. “He’s getting responses; things are happening,” Jerry Retzlaff, a retiree, said. “He got Congress to turn themselves around with one tweet.” “There’s no secret the press doesn’t like him, and neither does a lot of the leadership,” he added. “And that’s because he’s planning on making a lot of changes.” The eight men around a rectangular table, sipping coffee...
  • America is held hostage by flyover states

    12/14/2016 2:14:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/16 | DUANE TOWNSEND
    **SNIP** A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states. They’re overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, evangelical Christian and working class, well, the loudest, most ill-informed of them are. The term wasn’t commonly used in a political manner until recently with the emergence of the Tea Party and the election of Obama. **SNIP** Since the inception of the term silent majority almost 50 years ago, and all of its iterations since, this block of voters was hardly a majority and never silent. This group...
  • Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

    11/30/2016 11:55:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 3:07 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    No one listened to Tom Vilsack. As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, members of Congress, even Hillary Clinton — that Democrats need a better message for rural America. And he’s spent most of his tenure focusing on rural development, trying to revitalize areas that ultimately voted for Republican Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election. “The Democratic Party, in my opinion, has not made as much of an effort as it ought to, to speak to rural voters,” Vilsack said Tuesday in...
  • LOL: Trump has better coverage than...

    11/09/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Imgur ^ | November 9, 2016 | trollprozac
    ...Verizon
  • Reboot America: Step Back From the Brink Before It's Too Late

    07/12/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Clioman · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Obama and the progressive elite were not satisfied merely with exonerating the clearly guilty Hillary Clinton of charges that would have sent any mere mortal to the slammer. They had to shove it in our faces. The AG met with Bill Clinton. Then the FBI director laid out a devastating case, followed by an “and…nope.” Then President Faily McWorsethancarter swept her away in Air Force One – at our expense – to campaign with her and even placed her at a podium with the presidential seal while the liberal media thrilled and quivered. This is beyond mere corruption. This is...
  • Why Trump Loses

    04/17/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Kevin McCullough
    When Donald Trump looks back at the wasted time and money he put forward in producing the biggest flame-out in Presidential nominating history, he's going to easily be able to point to exactly where he lost it.I've long thought of elections as similar to prize fights or NFL football match-ups. And if that's the case Trump keeps complaining that he doesn't get acknowledged for gaining yardage, when the purpose of the game is to score points.For the third or fourth time in a row now, Trump basically abandoned his team on the ground in a state where he presumably wishes...
  • Madeline Albright: America's Flyover Country Shows There’s Room for More Refugees

    09/24/2015 10:22:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/24/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she is worried too many Americans want to “insulate” themselves from the Syrian refugee crisis and other conflicts around the world.“I have long said that Americans are the most generous people in the world. But we do have the shortest attention spans and, when it comes to global crisis today, I fear that too many people in the United States believe we can insulate ourselves from the world’s problems and leave it to the countries of the region and Europe to sort out,” Albright said at the U.S. Institute of Peace’s “Beyond...
  • Let’s break down this amazing Donald Trump picture from his Alabama rally (Amazingly condescending)

    08/25/2015 1:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)Donald Trump went to Mobile, Ala., over the weekend, and thousands of people came to hear the Republican frontrunner speak. But the most important thing thing that came out of Trump's appearance was obviously the photo above, taken by Mark Wallheiser, who should immediately be awarded a Pulitzer prize for it. Let's break down this amazing photo person by person. The woman in the pink tank top, holding a baby The look on her face has already launched an Internet phenomenon. Witness this: Thank you, whoever made this pic.twitter.com/NmUCBKAgSD — Akin Unver (@AkinUnver) August 23, 2015 Amazing. Creepy. Creepily amazing....
  • The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections

    10/28/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mark Leibovich
    Joni Ernst, the Iowa state senator and Iraq War veteran, was standing in a barn in a purple flannel shirt and an unzipped vest. Beside her, various swine burrowed in the hog lot; two small pigs spooned; there was copious squealing. When Ernst, who grew up on a farm castrating hogs, opened her mouth to speak, she drew the inevitable connection between her upbringing and her current role as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate. “When I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork,” Ernst said, smiling. Title cards reinforced her credentials. (“Joni Ernst: Mother. Soldier....
  • Leave Us Alone

    08/06/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    msm, government, biggovernment, media ^ | August 6, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    "..........Many of the reporters, pundits, and commentariat class have married or slept their way into the status quo and have no real problem with preserving it. They see that most Americans hate them and they only fret because of their superficial desire to be liked. Very view pieces of commentary out of Washington these days mention voters or constituents except to note they are pissed off. Instead, we get articles about what the Chamber of Commerce wants, what unions want, what conservative groups want, etc. What about what the voters want? Often, the press doesn’t know or understand. They misread...
  • The Most Dangerous City In America : Max, Nebraska (8min video)

    01/22/2014 12:51:25 PM PST · by virgil283 · 16 replies
    A city free of government...A city with no manager, no police, no building inspector, no streets department, ,..the people do it themselves. Nice video.
  • Duck Dynasty baffles New York

    12/05/2013 6:43:38 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/5/2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Back in August, one of Manhattan’s swankiest and most celebrity-friendly hotels (Trump International) mistook one of America’s biggest celebrities (Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson) for a wino and shooed him from their lobby. The following day, in a story on the huge popularity of TV show Duck Dynasty, one of Manhattan’s most media-obsessed publications (The New York Post) wrote that a product (Duck Commander duck calls) featured on America’s most-watched TV cable show consists of a “whistle” used by duck hunters to “roust the feathered birds out of their hiding places.” “Their hiding places.” Got that? But, a duck that’s flying...
  • NYT, NPR: Reports on Knockout Game 'Overblown,' 'No Big Deal'

    11/29/2013 8:33:33 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    Writing in Real Clear Politics, Larry Elder says the New York Times (NYT) and National Public Radio (NPR) are ignoring the black-on-white crime taking place in the "Knockout Game"—that the NYT and NPR view reports on the game as "overblown" and "no big deal." The papers claim these attacks "do not represent a trend." According to Elder: "From a distance the media can spot some lone idiot holding up an offensive sign at a tea party rally. But when it comes to black perp/white victim crime, there is a different attitude." He cites a 2006 incident in Long Beach, CA,...
  • Politics Blog: Obama explains why he hasn’t been to Fresno — and what about water issues? (VIDEO)

    06/12/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT · by thecodont · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Jun 12, 2012 at 7:15 am | Posted By: Joe Garofoli
    <p>For a while, we’ve been wondering why President Obama doesn’t do any public events while he flies through the Bay Area to swoop up campaign cash. If you think that’s tough, he has NEVER visited Fresno during his campaign nor his presidency. And Monday night, in an interview with ABC 30 in Fresno, Obama was asked, essentially, “What’s up with that?”</p>