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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Supply and Demand


Joel Kotkin writes about the difficulties Millennials are having buying a home.

Since 2004, homeownership rates for people under 35 have dropped by 21 percent, easily outpacing the 15 percent fall among those 35 to 44; the boomers’ rate remained largely unchanged. 
In some markets, high rents and weak millennial incomes make it all but impossible to raise a down payment (PDF). According to Zillow, for workers between 22 and 34, rent costs now claim upward of 45 percent of income in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Miami, compared to less than 30 percent of income in metropolitan areas like Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. The costs of purchasing a house are even more lopsided: In Los Angeles and the Bay Area, a monthly mortgage takes, on average, close to 40 percent of income, compared to 15 percent nationally.

Let me ask you this:  Since 1965 we've been allowing millions of immigrants to come to this country.  You think that might skew the housing market just a bit?

In many areas of the country, we have millions and millions of illegal aliens often living three or four families to a house.  You think that might skew the housing market just a bit?

Controlling immigration to this country isn't just the legal thing to do, it's the MORAL thing to do.

Changes

I was reading an article about the rise and fall of Pan-American Airlines, and the first photo they had up was this.



I know that beach.  That's Diamond Head in the back right, and that's Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu.

It looks like this today:


I've stayed there, when my father was assigned to Hawaii many moons ago.  But I look at the top photo, and then at what it is now, and I just kind of get a little sad.

There are still plenty of places in Hawaii that look like the former.  But chances are you'll never get to see them.  I know I won't.

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, Leftist Fascism edition

From Zombie, who's taken photos and videos of the UC Bezerkeley riots.

There is no limit to the extent and magnitude of the lies leftists will tell to absolve themselves of blame. 

If you need more proof of this, just look at how many Leftists utter the complete hogwash of "Socialism hasn't really been tried yet.", or when confronted with the murders, brutality and complete breakdown of the USSR, Venezuela, Cuba, and every other Socialist hellhole, "Oh, that's not real socialism!"

Friday, February 03, 2017

I'm still coughing up crud

So enjoy some tunes while I yak out a lung, scrape it off and stuff it back in.




Thursday, February 02, 2017

There IS a cure. Nobody wants to apply it.

Let me quote from this David Goldman piece:

We can't send in American soldiers to fix these countries. We can't import their problems by admitting a horde of refugees who bring with them the pathologies that ruined these countries in the first place. We have to draw a bright line between the United States of America and the failed states of the Middle East. There are lots of little things wrong with the refugee ban but one very big thing right about it: It sends the message that we will not prejudice American interests in a Quixotic effort to fix the unfixable problems of other peoples.

There is a cure:  Conversion to Christianity, specifically Catholicism.  Which requires multiple things:  The destruction of the governments which use Islam as a way to keep 50% of their population enslaved.  The destruction of the culture which allows men to rape and sodomize little boys for pleasure.  The enforcement of laws which punish the violent thugs who Islam invariably put in charge.  And the willingness for the West to utterly crush Islam into dust.

There is a cure for the Middle East, and it's the destruction of Islam.  But the multi-culti Left won't do it.  Heck, a lot of squishy "conservative" people won't do it.

Which is why we still have people being slaughtered and raped all over the West with the echoes of "Allahu Ackbar!" ringing through the air.  And that will continue, until the West starts to fight back.

The Fascist Left

Strikes again, shutting down a Milo speech at UC Berzerkeley.  Complete with burning things.

Great job, Lefties!  Way to go!  This practically guarantees a Trump victory in 2020.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Dear Russell Wilson: Fuck You

Fuck you, and fuck your political cravings.

I watch sports to get away from politics.  I watch sports because it's a past-time that SHOULD be free of the political bullshit that has come to infest daily life.

I watched a grand total of two football games this year.  That's it.  Both of them involved the Seahawks, whom I still rooted for.  But I'm done.  I really can't stomach this kind of bullshit.

Maybe the Packers haven't completely lost their shit yet.

Professional Protesters

These people are getting paid to show up and protest.



They were outside protesting with their professionally made signs right after the announcement.  So either they own a Kinkos, or all of that was pre-made and waiting to be used once the Leftist masters called up their Dogs of Whine.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Well hot damn


Country ain't dead yet.



Still sick

So why don't you enjoy some music?



Have I mentioned how much I hate bro country?  Yeah.  So I'm on a mission to find country music that I enjoy, while avoiding the bro country, mass produced, auto-tuned crappy bullshit that's infesting the airwaves today.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bring it on, you commie twatwaffle

A black pre-school (PRE-SCHOOL!!!) teacher wants you to know that she really, really hates white people and that white people have to die.



I say fuck it, bring it on.  I'm tired of this mindless, childish crap.  They want a race war?  Bring it.

Of course, the chances of any race war A) actually starting and B) continuing past one week if it does start is somewhere between 0% and 0.000005%, thereabouts.  It's hard to feed an army on EBT cards, and I know what side has the guns and the experience.

If they actually do want a race war, I wish they'd quit yammering on and get on with it already.

I hate being sick

Especially when I have to brief two Sergeants Major.

Crap.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Yes, Illegal Aliens vote, and in large numbers

And guess who helps them do it?  Take a guess!  Qui Bono?

Forward to our next local election, where the illegal alien presence and an unlawful day labor site were THE issues, I noticed that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in their purple tee shirts, and their local spinoffs were canvassing the town.  I followed them for awhile as they went to homes and neighborhoods where the illegal aliens concentrated, and watched them exit each home or apartment with a new handful of voter registrations.    
Ten years later, nobody at the Registrar's Office is checking citizenship.


This is how Democrats keep winning elections in areas that you would think would normally go Republican.  When you can load 10k illegal alien votes into a race decided by 5k votes, you win.  Outside of the black holes of common sense in urban areas, Democrats cannot win unless they cheat. If Donald Trump manages to convince the GOP to push through voter registration laws, and voter ID laws, he could guarantee that the Democrats would never, ever, EVER get back control of Congress.  


Just think about that.