Patterico's Pontifications


Idiot: “Nazi Who Originated Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles Analogy Was Hanged at Nuremberg”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:56 pm

I hate this person (Naomi LaChance at the Intercept) for forcing me to defend a Trump.

DONALD TRUMP JR.’S tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles has deep roots. The concept dates back at least to 1938 and a children’s book called Der Giftpilz, or The Toadstool, in which a mother explains to her son that it only takes one Jew to destroy an entire people.

The book’s author, Julius Streicher, also published a newspaper that Adolf Hitler loved to read, Der Stürmer. The newspaper published anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-communist, and anti-capitalist propaganda. In 1933, soon after Hitler took power, Streicher used his newspaper to call for the extermination of the Jews.

German Propaganda Archive Hitler said: “One must never forget the services rendered by the Stürmer … Now that Jews are known for what they are, nobody any longer thinks that Streicher libelled them.”

Streicher was hanged at Nuremburg in 1946 for crimes against humanity.

Oh Good Lord. Naomi LaChance, grow up.

This was Donny Jr’s tweet:

Whether you agree with his point or not (I do), nobody can possibly deny that this is a reasonable analogy. With polls showing 13% of Syrian refugees are ISIS sympathizers, a policy of letting in thousands of Syrian refugees is very likely to let in some terrorists.

Claiming that anyone who makes the point “a small minority can be dangerous” is JUST FOLLOWING THE NAZI PLAYBOOK ABOUT JEWS!!!!11!!!!!!1! is typical leftist idiocy.

It is, in fact, the type of idiocy that helps Trump get elected. So be proud, Naomi LaChance. You’re doing your part.

Trump Paid Private Debts with Charity Money from His Foundation

Filed under: General,Stark Choice — Patterico @ 6:20 pm

It sounds criminal, not to mention utterly dishonest and slimy:

Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents.

Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” — which prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses.

In one case, from 2007, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club faced $120,000 in unpaid fines from the town of Palm Beach, Fla., resulting from a dispute over the height of a flagpole.

In a settlement, Palm Beach agreed to waive those fines — if Trump’s club made a $100,000 donation to a specific charity for veterans. Instead, Trump sent a check from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a charity funded almost entirely by other people’s money, according to tax records.

We Americans don’t have to vote for someone who uses a supposed charity for their own personal gain. We always have the choice instead to vote for . . . oh, right. Never mind.

Reddit Users Discover Potential New Evidence of Hillary Email Coverup

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:35 am

I don’t have time to fully explain this but Allahpundit has all the relevant details. Suffice it to say that a group research effort along the lines of what happened during Rathergate has uncovered some fairly compelling evidence that Hillary’s IT guy sought advice from Reddit users on how to scrub her email address from chains of emails.
Thank God we have the FBI around, as we can be confident they will fully investigate this new lead and take it wherever it goes. Yes, I’m joking of course.

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