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Video: let's talk about that planned border wall

08 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

I stumbed across this YouTuber a couple months back, and the more of his videos I watch the more I like him.

On Trump's latest antics re: the border wall and declaring a state of emergency


The urban-rural divide

08 November 2018 - 09:01 PM

One thing that this week's election underscores is the urban-rural divide in the country. For example, two of the D pickups (as the vote totals stand right now) are urbanish districts centered on Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City. Yes, they're more or less urban, but...Utah and Oklahoma? So really urban vs. rural seems a much more significant differentiation than regional.

538's take (see the table broken down by party and categorization, which goes from 100% D in urban districts to 85% R in rural ones): https://fivethirtyei...e-to-democrats/

The obvious questions are 1) what is causing this? 2) can anything produce a more unified consensus?

Stormy Daniels' book about Trump

18 September 2018 - 07:53 PM

I should really wait until Friday...




1. Trump had a plan with "crooked Hillary" back in the day. About what, who knows.
2. President Toadstool has a rather nice ring to it.

Sinkhole appears on the White House lawn

22 May 2018 - 07:39 PM


Either a novel way to drain the swamp, or Beelzebuddy is calling our POTUS home.


Most underwater homeowners keep paying their mortgages

21 April 2018 - 04:48 PM

In spite of the financial analysis that the financial crisis was exacerbated by "strategic defaults", that doesn't seem to be what actually happened. Maybe a case of projection by the financial community that everyone behaves like they would?

Most people in this survey by the New York Fed who have underwater houses kept paying their mortgages because they like their house and want to stay in it, figure the price will recover eventually, don't want to have to move, want to avoid a black mark on their credit score, feel it's irresponsible to walk away, etc.

It also appears that many people who did walk away really had no possibility of staying due to job loss, etc.

Not at all the behavior the RW assumes...