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1/6/2019

Brace Yourselves for Gavin

Filed under: General — JVW @ 11:54 am



[guest post by JVW]

Just before noon Pacific Time tomorrow, Gavin Christopher Newsom will become the fortieth governor of the state of California. Having come up through the political ranks as a member the city’s board of supervisors and then mayor of San Francisco, then as the lieutenant governor of the Golden State, he finally reaches the top office in the state which he no doubt expects to launch him to national prominence and perhaps blaze a pathway to the White House.

Believe it or not, once upon a time Gavin Newsom was (relatively speaking) a breath of fresh air in the stale and putrid Bay Area political climate, and was even popular among a subset of conservative activists. I first heard of him when he made appearances on Laura Ingraham’s radio show in 2002, just before his run for the mayor’s office the following year, to promote his successful “Care Not Cash” plan which sharply decreased cash subsidies paid to San Francisco’s homeless and replaced them with vouchers that could be used for housing and food, but not tobacco or alcohol. At a time when San Francisco seemed to be overrun with aggressive panhandlers (the more things change. . . ) this proposal turned out to be quite popular among Newsom’s constituents in the wealthy Pacific Heights and Marina area of town, though it was anathema to the city’s militant compassion brigades who fought the proposal tooth and nail. Newsom would finish first in a nine-person open primary for the 2003 mayor election, then defeat the runner-up, a hardcore Green Party activist, in that fall’s run-off election by a relatively narrow 53% – 47% margin.

Newsom thus took office as a straight white male (he had been the only one among the eleven San Francisco Supervisors) who had run on what was derided by activists as an anti-homeless platform, who had advertised himself as a fiscal conservative, and who had even paid the local GOP a $500 fee to be an endorsed candidate on one of their endorsement mailers in a previous supervisor election. To say that the far left activists who wield a great deal of influence in Baghdad by the Bay viewed their new mayor with a great deal of suspicion would be an understatement. So Newsom, recently turned 36 and already plotting a rise up the political hierarchy, set about mending fences. Understanding the awesome strength of the LGB (as it was styled in those days; I don’t think they had added the “T” or the “Q” or any other letters back then) lobby, he unilaterally declared that marriage licenses would be granted to same-sex couples in San Francisco. Though his edict was ultimately invalidated by the sate’s supreme court, his move immediately put him in the good graces of the lifestyle left and his support of striking hotel workers later that fall helped him with organized labor. Newsome coasted to reelection in 2007, winning nearly three-quarters of the citywide vote.

As he was ending his first mayoral term, Newsome’s backers were promoting their man as a strong candidate to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor in 2011, just as he would be completing his second term as mayor. These plans were derailed by two simultaneous personal embarrassments to Newsome: the acknowledgment that he had conducted a extramarital affair with his campaign manager’s wife during the dissolution of his marriage to former Victoria Secret model and current former Fox News hostess Kimberly Guilfoyle, and an announcement from Newsom that he would seek treatment for alcoholism, though he now claims that he never followed through with formal rehab and has resumed occasional drinking. After announcing his candidacy for governor in April 2009, 18 months before the election, he switched his objective to the lieutenant governor’s office later that fall once it became clear that Jerry Brown had a clear path to the top job. In an election that nationally rejuvenated the Republican Party owing to frustration with Obama’s Washington, Brown rode a wave of disillusionment with Schwarzenegger to victory and dragged along Newsom (who received half a million fewer votes than Brown) to Sacramento with him.

The Lieutenant Governor of California naturally has very little to do, so in many ways it is the perfect place for an aspiring politician to develop a statewide network and position himself for a future run for the big office (viz Gray Davis). Newsom set about styling himself as a leading advocate for technology (there’s big campaign money there, after all), and as both a member of the University of California Board of Regents and a trustee of the California State University system he dabbled in higher education policy, unsurprisingly coming out in favor of lower tuition and higher taxpayer contributions to the system. As he had done a decade earlier with gay marriage, Newsom jumped on the marijuana legalization bandwagon very early and advocated early parole for those convicted of drug-related crimes. This positioning paid off nicely as Newsom easily fended off what could have been a serious challenge from former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and coasted to victory in last fall’s gubernatorial race.

So what kind of guy is California getting as governor? For all of his earnest wokeness, Gavin Newsom is practically the definition of white privilege — er, White Privilege. He is at least the fourth generation of Newsoms to have attended college, and his father was a state appeals court judge and the attorney for Getty Oil, a connection which would grease the skids for young Gavin who had no problem raising capital to open his own winery and then expand the business which made him a multi-millionaire when he eventually sold his interests to embark upon his political career. Like his fellow Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, Newsom was guided into the San Francisco political world by the notorious fixer Willie Brown, though unlike the comely Ms. Harris, Newsome presumably maintained his feet on the ground throughout the mentorship.

Gavin Newsome reaches his (pen)ultimate dream tomorrow morning, but it may turn out that he’s grasping the poisoned chalice. Everyone from his predecessor to otherwise friendly newspaper opinion pages is warning that the strong economy might be in peril, and that the Golden State faces some serious challenges in pensions, education, housing, and water, issues that Brown left to fester during the past eight years, his victory lap notwithstanding. Considering the number of big-ticket items that Newsom has pledged to explore, from universal pre-K to paid work leave to universal healthcare for all state residents, even a slight slowdown in growth, let alone a recession, will make those plans little more than pipe dreams. The great white heterosexual male hope of progressives, perhaps the last one we see for a while in the intersectionality-obsessed Golden State, has his work cut out for him.

– JVW

157 Responses to “Brace Yourselves for Gavin”

  1. And I still hold that Gavin Newsom looks like the perfect movie villain, the kind of sleazy and murderous businessman that someone like The Rock has to take down amid great carnage. Anyone know if Dwayne Johnson has some time on his hands right now?

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. As a conservative Californian, I can take comfort in the knowledge that everything was already screwed anyway.

    Puggle (90fda8)

  3. The Rock scares me as an amalgam of Barry Soetero and Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you listen to much of the Rock’s WWE oratory, it’s nearly at the same cadence and tone as the teleprompters greatest hits.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  4. despite skyscraper, he’s still employed in the fast and furious spinoff,

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. So Newsom, recently turned 36 and already plotting a rise up the political hierarchy, set about mending fences.

    You are saying he is acynic, which should be very comforting. He might not be an intelligent cynic, though.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  6. “We have a national emergency! Just read the papers!”- President Donald Trump, 1/6/19

    Fake news.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. You are saying he is a cynic, which should be very comforting.

    True, and in a monoculture like San Francisco and California, he might be able to get away with it. He could conceivably reinvent himself as a fiscal disciplinarian and try to dial-back his promises on new spending programs, but I think that would poison the well among left-wing activists and ruin any chances he has to be President some day.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  8. Can you at least wait until we are 15-20 comments in before trying to threadjack, DCSCA? Not every post here has to be about Trump.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  9. ‘…current Fox News hostess Kimberly Guilfoyle…’

    Guilfoyle ‘left’ Fox News in July, 2018. Her new gig is arm candy for Donald Trump, Jr.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  10. @8. No threadjack intended, JVW– just astonished at his confident, straight faced delivery about reading.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  11. Edit: I updated the status of Kimberly Guilfoyle vis a vis Fox News. Thanks to DCSCA for the correction.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  12. Donald Trump Jr. should reignite “shit my Dad says” and dump Guilfoyle for two great New Year resolutions.

    I overheard a woman referring to our new Governor as “Gavin Toothsome”. His smile is intended to be disarming and is one of his biggest tells.

    I don’t know if we can afford Newsome and the tax increases he’ll get from a supermajority legislature. A construction acquaintance of mine is taking a job up in Reno for an Apple construction project. Silicon Valley companies are looking at possibly relocating their self driving car technology biz to Nevada, nearby to Tesla.

    If California eats the golden goose…. which is what socialists always do, we are in for a rough ride

    steveg (a9dcab)

  13. 6, 8, 10… Disco, Paul or Dave, it was inevitable.

    A transition from Gov. Grandpa Simpson to Gov. Troy McClure. We here in California are soooo fortunate!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  14. “though unlike the comely Ms. Harris, Newsome presumably maintained his feet on the ground throughout the mentorship.”

    Don’t be too sure…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. An early challenge will be what to do about the disastrous high speed rail project. Cancelling it is the right decision, but that would piss of various unions and construction companies.

    David in Cal (0d5a1d)

  16. Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 1/6/2019 @ 1:53 pm

    Thank you for the personal attack.

    Dave (aefdce)

  17. Let’s not forget his ownership in the company behind the deepwater horizon.

    Narciso (040a31)

  18. @13. There are four-letter-word solutions: such as ‘vote’… or ‘move':

    Vermont is willing to pay remote workers for out-of-state employers up to $10,000 to move there. But then, there you’d really have to shovel it– snow, that is.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  19. Newsome said he’d complete the northern half of the train and scrap the southern half, didn’t he?

    Dave (aefdce)

  20. Vermont is willing to pay remote workers for out-of-state employers up to $10,000 to move there. But then, there you’d really have to shovel it– snow, that is.

    And be subjected to a state government that already tried to implement single-payer health care before realizing they couldn’t possibly afford it and that it would cause a mass exodus of productive people. I would like to think they have learned their lesson from that, but with the left it’s always “true single-payer health care has never really been tried.” And trading the state that voted in Barbara Boxer and Kamala Harris for the state that voted in Bernard Sanders and Patrick Leahey is no upgrade.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  21. Newsome said he’d complete the northern half of the train and scrap the southern half, didn’t he?

    I think he floated the idea; Newsom has been very cagey about what he would do and prefers to send up trial balloons instead of making definitive pronouncements. Imagine trying to explain to the Southern part of the state (which houses 2/3 of the population) why their tax dollars are going to pay for a train that goes from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley. About the only way to salvage that is to require the counties through which the train passes to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the trains once the project is complete during the Presidential Administration of Malia Obama.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  22. 17… “personal attacks” sure ain’t what they used to be.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  23. @21. LOL – one has to believe folks move to Vermont for the foliage, not their health.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  24. “Newsome said he’d complete the northern half of the train and scrap the southern half, didn’t he?”

    Wasting billions of good money after billions of bad is no win. Somebody should do some deep dive research and follow that crony money trail.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  25. “personal attacks” sure ain’t what they used to be.

    It’s the thought that counts.

    Dave (1bb933)

  26. Like, man, you know, maybe the fat cats don’t dig Gavin because they don’t groove the scene, man, but it’s like, you know, man, it’s like what’s important to you, you know.

    Pass that doobie, Haiku, man, and I think I got enough bread left on the EBT for a couple of bags of Doritos and a sixpack from the Seven-Eleven, for later.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. He’d be the Ted mcginley role.

    Narciso (040a31)

  28. I hope nk retains no team apparel reflective of his first decade, either way be careful and look out for the disappointed drunks (FEF) on that 7_11 run.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  29. Dont forget the gun laws aren’t terribly restrictive for being a blue state either.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  30. i heard they poop on the sidewalks there

    that must be an exhilarating feeling

    to be so free

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  31. Keep on truckin’, mg!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  32. I’m struck by the sequence of events where Newsom divorces Guilfoyle, news of his affair with his campaign manager’s wife comes out, and he immediately announces he’s going to seek help for heavy drinking. If it’s true as he now claims that he did not go into rehab and that he in fact still imbibes, would it be too cynical that he put out the “I have a problem with alcohol” claim as just an excuse to maybe try to re-cast himself as a victim of deep-seated personal demons rather than an untrustworthy snake in the grass? If so, what does that tell us about his character?

    JVW (54fd0b)

  33. So in a feminist world I would have thought that he would be disqualified from political office. I mean having an affair while married to Kimberly, what did he have – rocks for brains.

    LYNN HARGROVE (740caa)

  34. Yes that was the first flag with him,

    Narciso (14c211)

  35. Every time I look at him I think…Ron Burgundy.

    But he has FOUR CHILDREN! which he and his wife drop into almost every conversation. As in showing his FOUR CHILDREN! with him at a basketball game on the day of Officer Singh’s maddening, heartbreaking funeral.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  36. @38. Interesting on the visual take. When hearing/reading his name, game show host come to mind:
    “And now, it’s time to play… Californ-I-A! With your host, Gavin Newsom.”

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  37. Totally DC😀

    Sure hope we are winners.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  38. OT: bleepin’ ingrate And yet crickets when he played a Hitler jungen and a preppy pyscopath.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  39. And Bruce Wayne might be the older version of Patrick Bateman,

    Narciso (27009f)

  40. california is the future. arizona is becoming california (look at 2018 election results) texas next. chucky schumer I was for the wall because the labor unions told me to be for it. then 2004 came along and bush got 44% of hispanic vote. now chucky and the labor unions see the voting benefits of being against the wall.

    lany (46d65f)

  41. California is becoming Venezuela as in after the 2000 storm that killed an estimated 50,000 people. What happens after the great quake,

    Narciso (c43145)

  42. after the great quake Los Angeles will find it has a very substantive waste disposal issue

    this is kinda what they think the future is and if you know anything about rail in California you know it’s a huge union piggy boondoggle

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  43. i don’t think i need to see bradley cooper’s face again my whole life

    we’ve checked that box i feel

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  44. I think not knowing what a Bradley Cooper is or not knowing what its face looks like is even better. But out of curiosity, is it the off-road version of the Mini?

    nk (dbc370)

  45. sort of like a smarmy new-puppy mini with an impish grin

    meaning just the one grin

    over and over and over

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  46. Oh! I wondered because, you know, the other Bradley is an armored personnel carrier.

    nk (dbc370)

  47. why do celebrity womens waste all those wonderful dresses on a ghetto-trash event like the golden globes

    it’s so sad

    those were made for special occasions

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  48. It is the same continuum of petit bourgeois shallow sensibilities which elects California’s governors.

    nk (dbc370)

  49. I can tolerate the Globes compared to other award shows because they seat the invitees wedding reception style and they are not shy about inbibing and getting hammered.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  50. Colonel way up at post #14 –

    Thank god for Wikipedia- I was going to flippantly proclaim the Bumblebee Man as the next next governor of California after Troy McClure, but I read that he was actually a classically trained Brit actor and thus a better comprable that Robert Francis Oirish guy and a next governor of Texas (unfortunately for them, especially if Dan Patrick insists on a David Vitter-like run).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  51. If it’s true as he now claims that he did not go into rehab and that he in fact still imbibes, would it be too cynical that he put out the “I have a problem with alcohol” claim as just an excuse

    OTOH, if he actually had a problem with booze, he still has one and very few problem drinkers improve their control of alcohol over time.

    Given that he’s not constantly having to deal with the fallout from drunken sprees, I’m gonna go with “just an excuse.” Time will tell.

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  52. It’s the thought that counts.

    — O’Brien, Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  53. “Brace Yourselves For Gavin”…

    Aye, Cap’n… bend over, grab yer ankles, furrow yer brow and steel that backbone.

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  54. They dont even pay for the check:

    https://spectator.org/the-most-successful-coverup/

    Narciso (a5f523)

  55. Here’s a simpler test, was Newsom actively opposed to any of betamax brown’s policies, no then you’re seriously screwed.

    Narciso (a5f523)

  56. Aye, Cap’n… bend over, grab yer ankles, furrow yer brow and steel that backbone….

    And think of California.

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  57. but the seed pods have migrated to Arizona, likely Utah and new mexico, next,

    narciso (d1f714)

  58. before realizing they couldn’t possibly afford it and that it would cause a mass exodus of productive people“

    Productive people don’t always vote as they’re told, one of the reasons they are being shoved out of CA.

    Long-term fiscal consequences be da**ed.

    The elites and their servants is the model.

    harkin (b2849d)

  59. 60… ha!

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  60. so the dirty sleazy TSA union piggies are calling in sick just to be obnoxious?

    i guess it’s another thing we can thank weak-ass murderer George W. Bush for

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  61. so the dirty sleazy TSA union piggies are calling in sick just to be obnoxious?

    president trump is starving their children to death because he cares about them so much

    Dave (1bb933)

  62. there’s mac and cheese in the cupboard

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  63. 65… that’s a leftwing, Schumer/Pelosi talking point. Are you on board with what seem to be your political allies?

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  64. there’s mac and cheese in the cupboard

    you must be one of those establishment elites that Tucker Carlson warned us about

    Dave (1bb933)

  65. look these loser people whose sad lot in life it is to work for the federal government, if they don’t realize they need to have a little pot of money set aside in case of a government shutdown then they’re just stupid

    there’s no way around it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  66. look these loser people whose sad lot in life it is to work for the federal government, if they don’t realize they need to have a little pot of money set aside in case of a government shutdown then they’re just stupid

    i bet a lot of them donated it to the gofundme for the wall

    and now they have to feed their children the puppy they got for christmas

    it’s so sad

    Dave (1bb933)

  67. or vice versa

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  68. *cries*

    Dave (1bb933)

  69. I don’t know who to feel sorrier for–California, or those of us who live in Illinois.

    Rochf (877dba)

  70. If these govt. employees didn’t prepare for a shut down – hire a new agent.

    mg (8cbc69)

  71. Where will teh TSA agents find new crotches to pat down?

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  72. Contact the local FBI, Col.

    mg (8cbc69)

  73. 65:

    “president trump is starving their children to death because he cares about them so much”

    But…the lucrative jobs in the private sector they forfeited for government employment….

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (5e0a82)

  74. @79. Recipe for disaster: Walrus Gumbo with Matzah Balls.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  75. these are our new friends right:

    https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/01/07/ill-throw-the-greeks-into-the-sea-says-erdogan-during-a-public-speech/?amp

    now seeing that Greece is one of the only country that pays their fair share to NATO, that may be a mistake,

    narciso (d1f714)

  76. Dave, are you a smug, self-righteous a-hole in real life, or do you merely portray one on the Internet?

    Oocha Magoocha (7654f5)

  77. Queue teh Dramatics… https://youtu.be/PgG6SU8L-dI

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  78. dave splits atoms with his mind, it’s easier said then done,

    narciso (d1f714)

  79. I don’t know who to feel sorrier for–California, or those of us who live in Illinois.

    That’s easy. Pretend both places were red states. Where would you live? Sunshine nearly every day, or a place where it snows.

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  80. Where will teh TSA agents find new crotches to pat down?

    They’re going to quit and open up a private crotch-patting service.

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  81. Why does Pelosi care more about illegal immigration than she does about government employees? Do the illegals really provide all that many votes?

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  82. The sad thing is that Trump probably doesn’t know just how nasty a wedge this shutdown is among Democrats. He should just go golfing and wait for them to come crawling, but he’s actually making them offers. Go figure.

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  83. offers they aren’t willing to accept,

    narciso (d1f714)

  84. Re 82, that’s always been a Greek problem, they beat up on gypsies, Jews and sub-saharan blacks, but break out the kneepads for the Turks.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  85. Negotiating is what Trump does best. He’s so good at it, that he keeps on doing it after everybody else thinks the deal has been signed and sealed.

    nk (dbc370)

  86. Why negotiate when you hold the high hand? It should go something like:

    Day 1: I want $5 billion for the wall
    Day 2: I want $5.1 billion for the wall.
    Day 3: …..

    Kevin M (cb624b)

  87. And that BS about the TSA was just #FakeNews from the #FakeNewsMedia to scare housewives that their kids might not be able to go back to their colleges after their winter breaks. If some were taking fake sick days it was just to use them up before the end of the year or some other reason like that. They know that they’ll be paid eventually, that they’re not working for free.

    nk (dbc370)

  88. A transition from Gov. Grandpa Simpson to Gov. Troy McClure. We here in California are soooo fortunate!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 1/6/2019 @ 1:53 pm

    You say Troy McClure, but I think this instead.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DZDOI0cq6GZM&ved=2ahUKEwjijNmF-9zfAhXlYN8KHe4mAwYQyCkwAHoECA4QBA&usg=AOvVaw2PbNFP7cNKv2R52QAfgdM6

    NJRob (197e1d)

  89. Trying again:

    https://youtu.be/ZDOI0cq6GZM

    NJRob (197e1d)

  90. Dave, are you a smug, self-righteous a-hole in real life, or do you merely portray one on the Internet?

    You hurt my feelings!

    Dave (90e8e3)

  91. #hookedonhurtfeelings

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  92. 97… that’ll work, Rob!

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  93. Why negotiate when you hold the high hand?

    Because Trump is an idiot who can never keep his mouth shut.

    Moreover, when it comes to illegal immigration, he is between the rock of his rich jerkoff big money donors such as Sheldon Adelson who gots to has their cheap Mexican labor, and the hard place of his redneck jerkoff rally attendees who don’t want America “browned”. He has to fool the one while it looks like he’s fooling the other. Guess which one will be fooled?

    nk (dbc370)

  94. But tucker doesn’t know what hes talking about, right?

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  95. There are a great many good-hearted people who believe our immigration laws should be enforced and that the impact of illegal immigration hurts those Americans who can least afford it.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  96. the classy people what bring is the chrissy metz diabetes deathwatch hour every week aren’t sure if the president is worthy of their airtime

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  97. ugh bring *us* i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  98. We don’t need a multi-billion dollar monument to Donald Trump’s stupidity to enforce our immigration laws.

    Dave (90e8e3)

  99. Venezuela Occasional-Cortex is sensational!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  100. There are a great many good-hearted people who believe our immigration laws should be enforced and that the impact of illegal immigration hurts those Americans who can least afford it.

    And we (yes, we, I’m one of them) are the ones Trump doesn’t give a sh!t about because we’ll always be there for him or for any other President who wants to protect our borders and, moreover, some of us never even voted for him in the first place and likely won’t again in 2020 either.

    nk (dbc370)

  101. the wall costs less than a third of dirty buttboy obama’s medium-speed train boondoggle in california

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  102. Yet it seems you can find a learned member of the bar, a judge or a democratic operative, which is quite nearly the same thing, to stand in the breach and let the law stay dirmant

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  103. 106… shorter version: laws!?!? we don’t need no stinking immigration laws!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  104. @109. It’s curtains for America, Mr. Feet!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  105. it’s a lovely wall, well-designed and sturdy

    it has slats for so the butterflies can dance their way across the countryside

    it represents safety and resolve, and America is pretty excited about it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  106. 106 is full of the same, feigned support for border security that you hear from most of the Democrats who want to hold onto viable careers.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  107. @106. Doesn’t Trump embrace General Patton as one of his action heroes?!

    “Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man. If mountain ranges and oceans can be overcome, then anything built by man can be overcome.” – Gen. Patton [George C. Scott] ‘Patton’ 1970

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  108. @113. Steeled resolve is a concrete idea, eh, Mr. Feet?!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  109. the illegal immigrants bring nothing but rape and tuberculosis

    when they run into the steel concrete fence wall slats, they’ll bonk their heads!

    and then what happens?

    that’s right they’ll turn around and wander aimlessly into the wilderness

    this is a win win where we win and they lose

    how can anybody be against this?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  110. Sometimes they are actual terrorists like Todd bensman has documented just like the first world trade center bombers who took advantage of the amnesty.

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  111. George Patton so f’kin’ smart, how come he’s so f’kin’ dead?
    — Charlie Partana (Jack Nicholson), Prizzi’s Honor, 1985

    We’re not talking Maginot Line. We’re talking about making it harder for a bunch of ragtags to stroll in and out, and also to screen candidates for our Olympic track and field team (you know, the ones that can run and jump, the Rio Grande screens the ones that can swim).

    nk (dbc370)

  112. The caravan had folks from as far back as Bangladesh they have identified Pakistani iraniand in that camp in Panama, this isn’t merely about Mexicans or even central anericans.

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  113. Oh and Michael skakel gets away with murder again.

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  114. “We don’t need a multi-billion dollar monument to Donald Trump’s stupidity to enforce our immigration laws.”
    Dave (90e8e3) — 1/7/2019 @ 5:27 pm

    Thanks to the legislative monument to Bush’s stupidity, yeah we kinda do.
    (Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, a.k.a. the MS-13 Welcome Wagon Act)

    Munroe (f6fb40)

  115. Talcum X in the news today!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  116. A guy I met not too long ago was a Cuban who had gotten permission to travel to Venezuela, but instead of going back to Cuba he kept both his feet dry all the way to a U.S. border station where he was admitted as a refugee.

    nk (dbc370)

  117. Well if you don’t your i’s and cross your ts you can find a way out in 6-11 years, sometimes through third countries.

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  118. Ah yes talcum x, betos brother from another mother mother

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  119. Illegal immigration has been declining for over a decade.

    The wall is a gimmick – a shiny object to grab the attention of the simple-minded.

    Dave (1bb933)

  120. The attending physician is making his rounds at an El Paso hospital emergency room. He asks the intern: “What do we have, doctor?”
    The intern says: “An illegal who was brought in by the Border Patrol, doctor.”
    “Migrant”, the attending corrects him.
    “Yes, sir”, says the intern. He continues: “It seems he tried to climb over the fence and impaled himself on one of the spikes. Right into his a**hole.”
    “Rectum”, says the attending.
    “Wrecked ‘im?”, says the intern. “It dam’ near killed ‘im!”

    nk (dbc370)

  121. Talc just couldn’t keep the passing gig up, so he went fists up militant,though his part of Kentuckianao is rife with mixtures e.g. the former Cassius Clay.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  122. Narciso, at #94, idiot Chilean doc, he’s crapping away Chile’s status as 2nd or 3rd most tolerable kind of Latinonto the U.S. general populace.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  123. First Bradley Cooper and now Talcum X? You guys are so … superficial! I had to google bofa them, and I do not feel the least bit enriched by my newly-acquired knowledge.

    TOP DEFINITION
    Talcum X
    Nickname given to NY Daily News writer and social justice activist Shaun King, primarily due to the fact that he will go at great lengths to prove that he is not completely white. When asked about his parents listed on his birth certificate (who are both biologically white, as well as his brother Jason King), he basically had the audacity to say that he was the byproduct of an affair his mother had and that the father listed on the birth certificate is not his biological father. He practically called his own mother a w[]e simply to defend his biracial status, and it seems unlikely that he will be taking a DNA test anytime soon to settle this charade, thus the Internet has granted him this fitting alias.

    nk (dbc370)

  124. I remember when he was a geeky reporter on alias, opposite Jennifer garner
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1082374672623124480

    Narciso (2f15eb)

  125. crimaleins committing murder in the U.S. has increased ten fold in the last decade. Heroin being run across the border has been increased by millions of kilos in the last decade. The prison population has been overrun with these illegal cretins for the last decade. May you never loose a family member due to the useless failure of a republican controlled house and senate.

    mg (8cbc69)

  126. It just goes to show you, Haiku, that there’s a little bit of good in everyone, even Gavin Newsom.

    nk (dbc370)

  127. Right the only outfits that dont lick never grewsome’s…boot.

    Narciso (6d9a1a)

  128. @133 “crimaleins committing murder in the U.S. has increased ten fold in the last decade”

    Any stats or studies to provide evidence for that?

    JRH (fe281f)

  129. Wow, I learned today at the inauguration that Gavin has FOUR CHILDREN!

    One of them just happened to walk up to Daddy on stage just as he was riffing on families and home. What a coincidence.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/far-left-california-governor-gavin-newsom-vows-sanctuary-to-all-who-seek-it-in-inauguration-speech-video/

    Patricia (3363ec)

  130. What could possibly go wrong, ask justin Trudeau

    Narciso (6d9a1a)

  131. Any stats or studies to provide evidence for that?

    You must be new here.

    Dave (1bb933)

  132. ICE should take him at his word and bus all the illegals to the governor’s mansion at Sacramento.

    nk (dbc370)

  133. leave your doors unlocked leave your cash on the counter leave your keys in your car, take my country and burn the mother —— to the ground.

    mg (8cbc69)

  134. A friend who owns a gun range has a human target with holes in the appropriate spots hanging next to his front door.
    Defense starts at home.

    mg (8cbc69)

  135. why pay rbg if she can’t show up for work?

    mg (8cbc69)

  136. what does she even spend her money on

    here head’s in her soup after two glasses of wine

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  137. maybe she collects beanie babies

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  138. She should retire, so she can enjoy the rest of her days:

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/07/carlsons-invisible-political-hand-riles-conservative-critics/

    Narciso (faab45)

  139. I see that Dave has been reading the mainstream media.

    Ingot9455 (0cc587)

  140. all the moonbats hate ruth bader ginsburg for not retiring while obama was mr. president

    the way they hated kennedy for retiring while trump was mr. president

    but she’s going to fool them

    she’s going to stay on the court until there’s another democrat mr. president

    that’ll show them

    nk (dbc370)

  141. 148… he’s their yugest fan.

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  142. Education heal thyself! https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11711

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  143. It seems whoever funds national review (it used to be Smith Richardson and Olin fnd) pays for charming unicorn stories,

    Narciso (591339)

  144. Newsom will prove to be a premier Unicorn Rider.

    Colonel Haiku (3116bd)

  145. Why Fake News Media is a tautology and why you should not trust them even when they claim to be on your side.

    https://www.foxnews.com/science/holy-grail-found-rare-penny-might-be-worth-1-7m-after-it-was-found-in-boys-lunch-money

    The “boy” found it in 1947 and now that he has passed away his heirs are putting it up for auction, after the whole world knowing the whole time that he had it.

    nk (dbc370)

  146. …in all 3 ways, Colonel.

    urbanleftbehind (2d4cdd)

  147. If the CA economy tanks, it would be entirely appropriate for it to take Noisesome into the crapper with it.

    askeptic (728656)

  148. There are so many things happened these days.

    yahoo mail login (0c0d9f)


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