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Donny Trump took time out from battling Mexican drug lords today to order Boston voters to oust Marty Walsh because Walsh objects to his racist comments about Mexicans and vows to block the serial bankruptcy filer from building a hotel in Boston (which raises the question of whether Trump was even thinking of doing that).

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What if Boston voters oust him because of his bungling of the 2024 Olympic fiasco but allow him to stick around long enough to infuriate the "circus clown made of mummified foreskins and cotton candy"* known as Trump?

*- John Oliver

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and gave him dictatorship powers over who can buy property and develop it?

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Then we'll talk.

In the meantime, if Walsh is really serious and not just giving an off-the-cuff answer to an out-of-left-field Herald question (Trumpy briefly made an appearance up here when casinos first became a Thing and talked about turning a Harbor Island into one), I'm sure he'll find out that he legally can't block Trump anymore than Menino could really block WalMart or Chick-fil-A.

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Mr. Blogman, this sight is going to shrink if only city residents are allowed to comment.

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By "sight", did you mean "site"? Hurry up and get your comments in before your AOL minutes run out.

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I haven't seen that insult lodged in almost 20 years. Impressive.

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Anyone can comment, Only Bostonians can complain. After all he is their mayor.

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Somewhere--I do not know quite where--I have a box full of Spy magazines as well as some Mirabella's and Sassy's. Complain about the hair all you want but the 80's and 90's were a great time for magazines.

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I have a boxfull in a closet, had to convince my wife not to throw them out when we moved. It was consistently hilarious.They were great years for magazines: the now defunct Movieline was unafraid to snipe at the studios, Esquire and GQ had a more literary bent, Spin was excellent, and Entertainment Weekly was required reading before it turned into the pitiful PR flack magazine it is today.

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...in my luggage, along with a Playboy, as I had been advised/warned that mainstream porn and cigarettes were more valuable currency than rubles. The Spy was for me. In JFK airport, I thought for a minute about the fact that I was about to fly into the country with whom we had an espionage laden and stressful relationship carrying a magazine called Spy, but figured that I could explain my way out of it as necessary.

I didn't need to worry as the young customs officer opened my suitcase, deftly removed the Playboy, closed the suitcase & handed it back to me, no paperwork, no problem, welcome to Moscow.

I think the Spy had Sandra Bernhardt dressed as Cleopatra on the cover (I can't believe I'm remembering this). I was in a Glasnost-era student exchange program.

One of my favorite Spy issues was dedicated to DC, and involved, in part, tailing Lee Atwater around Washington by stuffing a potato in his tailpipe and "following the smell of burnt french fries." When Walter Monheit died a few years ago, I actually felt all verklempt.

Spy and later Might were a turning point in refining American snark, bless 'em.

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A lot of men will use their etchings as an excuse to impress their guests, my bound complete collection of Spy is my enticement.

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...that is, if you're actually interested in picking anyone up under 40 :)

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"Hillary bondage photo"

Greatest. Spy Cover. Ever.

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It's so hard to care about Donald Trump.

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I dunno, I kind of like the thought of him winning the GOP primary. Mostly because I own a potted fern that has a better chance of winning the general election.

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I don't like the thought that there are millions of people out there - driving cars, raising children, operating machinery - who think that giving Donald Trump access to nuclear weapons is any kind of idea.

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“Mexico is sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists”

Certainly that isn't a racist statement. If anything, Trump can be criticized for narrowly limiting his comments to just illegal Mexicans. After all, just this week, it was a Guatemalan who allegedly sexually assaulted the 11 year-old in the Waltham DCR pool. It was a Dominican arrested today for the serial rapes on the Charles. Jose Casellas and Luis Nieves arrested in Lawrence on June 29th with $2.2 in heroin and guns had been deported twice before. State Police called it "the largest drug bust in recent memory." As for people with lots of problems, the disturbed man who climbed to the top of the Tobin Bridge, endangering the lives of our first responders, wanted a phone passed up to him so he could call home to Guatemala. Tens of thousands of similar stories across the country and growing every day.

God Bless Kathryn Steinle, Matthew Denice and the countless others gone to soon at the hands of illegals. Just remember, Donald Trump is the bad guy.

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One could mention that immigrants - documented or otherwise - statistically commit less crimes than "Americans".
One could point out the painfully frequent All-American mass shooting.
One could bring up white collar crime overwhelmingly commuted by "Americans".
One could even try to delve into socio-economic reasons for migration, poverty, crime.
But simple minds need something to fear, and it's oh too easy to fear what you think you don't know.
Be very afraid of the brown man out to rape your daughter, inject you mother with heroin and steal your car!

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You may want to familiarize yourself with the immigration process that doesn't involve paying coyotes, crossing rivers, fences etc.. That is, the legitimate one. The one where people apply and pay fees far lower than illegal methods besides being safer. Applicants are evaluated so that the criminals are not admitted. This process betters your statistics showing that legal immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than average Americans or average illegal immigrants who are not evaluated.
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How can statistics on illegal immigrants committing crimes in the US be accurate when local law enforcement (apparent misnomer) won't check or acknowledge if someone is here illegally and report it? So, you end up with very inaccurate data, automatically favoring your claim.

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but there's a first time for everything.

undocumented immigrants have all the more incentive to stay off the radar, particularly when officers are like our dear fish up there.

and you don't know anything about the migration process, documented or otherwise, so simmer down. let's go to el salvador and walk back up through guatemala and southern mexico (like many of them actually do) and you see if keep calling them criminals.

you're a jokkke.
but we've known that for a while.

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Illegal aliens (or as the US Supreme Court refers to them, unlawful aliens) exist. You can call them whatever you want. (1)

If I was an illegal, I'd keep a damn low profile, but that's just me. Not all of them have my shining, likeable personality.
I can list a bunch of links indicating some startling crime statistics, but all that will happen here (because the MSM isn't doing it) is I'll be called a racist KKK teabagger by the thoughtful libs.

So, here's the FBI current 'murderers wanted' page. Scroll right, have fun.
https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders

Oh, (1) is NY times, a dubious source...http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/26/us/scotus-immigrationlaw-a...

Racist, Breitbart/KKK/Teabagger list of links:

Just kidding: CS Monitor...
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/0303/No-Supreme-Court-review-f...

www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-182b5e1.pdf

http://www.illegalimmigrationstatistics.org/illegal-immigration-causes-f...

http://www.constitutionparty.com/illegal-alien-crime-and-violence-by-the...

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/01/illegal-immigrant-gangs-commit...

Oh, our head of DHS had no clue who Kate Steinle was:

"Later during his testimony, Johnson was again asked about Steinle and her family, which has been heavily critical of sanctuary cities since her murder. “Has the administration reached out to the Steinle family, to your knowledge?” Ohio U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot asked.
“To who?” a perplexed Johnson asked.
“To the family of the woman who brutally murdered by this individual who had committed seven different felonies in four different states and my understanding had been deported, kept coming back, has the administration reached out to that family?” Chabot said.
“I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that question sir,” Johnson responded."

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/15/surprise-homeland-security-chief-do...

It's a serious problem and sugarcoating/denying it won't help.

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No more darkly dressed pedestrians roaming the streets of Suburbia whilst not carrying plastic shopping bags?

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One could mention that immigrants - documented or otherwise - statistically commit less crimes than "Americans".

Illegally entering the country gives undocumented immigrants a 100 percent criminal rate. Labeling illegal immigrants as merely undocumented does not erase the fact that they are all criminals.

I am sure leftists can alleviate their hyperventilating by resting assured that if we only count the mattress tag pullers and jaywalkers, then we are all criminals. The only thing is that I cannot get thrown out of the country for pulling a tag off a mattress. I belong here. When the penalty for the crime is getting kicked out of the country, then you do not belong in this country.

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Jaywalking is a crime too. Better throw jaywalkers in with the other "illegals" then, huh?

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They are criminals. When you're ready to pay $10 per head of lettuce, then we can discuss making sure every last one of them is no longer in the country.

http://www.fairus.org/publications/illegal-immigration-and-agribusiness

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Don't forget about the collapse of the restaurant industry, and the massive hit social security would take!

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The list is pretty long.

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I used to grab the farm bus to make cash picking various crops on a day to day basis when I was a teen.

Now all that work is done by migrant laborers and not trailer trash.

THEY TOOK MY JOB. Actually, they can have it. Picking produce is tough work.

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Please understand that Fish is pretty fact-resistant when it comes to parroting the extremist talking points.

Markkk has been expanding his hobbyhorse inventory of late as well, as he seems to have worn more than a few out.

Keep it in mind when you see their comments, and enjoy the show.

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Been lurking for years.

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everyone knows it's the messenger, not the message, right? What I call a selectively chosen FACT, you call a talking point. Just another day in the Orwellian Athens of America.

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Were you also foolish enough to agree with trump when he took out a full page ad to call for the execution of a group of innocent minorities? Or the many other times he was proven wrong?

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....you are showing us, in your post, what a racist really looks like.

*slow clap*

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For an alternate sense of Meso American people, enjoy the following in today's installment of Learning To Like The 'Other'.

Guatemala: https://youtu.be/mpyIZYQdG2A

Dominican Republic: https://youtu.be/lcPHaV3p6S4

Mexico. https://youtu.be/WcjGY6RNhBg ( a huapango, no less)

And a bonus of Lydia Mendoza .singing about Fish before he was born.

https://youtu.be/IpejsYhqN7M

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His hatred and fear of the Great Invasion of the Southern Hordes is based on science and logic, not racism! How dare you?

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It's a damned shame that UserScripts is no longer a thing, or else you could install the plugin I once wrote, which puts every comment Fish writes into a speech bubble coming out of a giant cartoon rooster. I find it adds the appropriate level of gravitas to his insightful commentary.

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There's the mirrror of the old UserScripts site of course. But I would say that Greasy Fork is making a good case for being the best/biggest user script site out there, and in many ways much superior to the old userscripts site.

There's also monkeyguts et al, but I don't know as much about them.

(fwiw, I'd love to see that cartoon rooster script!)

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Forget about the people for a moment.

Mexico isn't sending people here, they're coming here on their own. It's not like the government has an official "ship out the bad elements" program.

For all the blame that DHS/ICE deserves over the border defense, Mexico could certainly afford to step up its efforts as well, both on preventing people from crossing in from southern nations and to keep people from leaving. It's a two-way street, guys.

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Mexico is involved in a huge drug war the likes of which the US has never known. It isn't clear who's winning. It's extremely violent with both the drug lords and government abiding to few rules. Thousands of innocent people are killed. Things have gotten better as of late but it's still pretty bad.

The country is poor. Not bottom rung 3rd world poor but most citizen's standard of living is far, far below what is the average in the US.

So to say that instead of policing their own drug war (most of the drugs go to the US) or investing in things to improve their standard of living they should spend money to prevent people from leaving is just idiotic. If the US won't prevent it's citizens from leaving the country why should Mexico?

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Everything that comes out this guys mouth is total factless, pulled-outta-his-ass garbage. The fact that he's one of the top GOP contenders really does scare me. Not to mention, a person that constantly refers to themself in the third person is extremely sketchy in my book. Sure Marty may kinda suck as a mayor but he sure as hell is allowed to voice his opinion, and Trump's trying to get him kicked out of office for it? I can only imagine what he'd do if he got elected. He'd probly "fire" every left leaning politician in congress. Secretly though, I think he's really a double agent working for the Democrats by sabotaging the GOP's image and making them all look like the fools they truly are. By the way, this guy had to pay people to attend his announcement to run for president, I'm sure he'd do a hell of a job.

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Then this is an obligatory classic:

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:applauds:

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Babysteps for them embracing the fact that they are tabloid trash and not real journalists. I wonder how their "blogger union" is going.

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they're claiming the video of the lady selling embryo parts is a vast right wing conspiracy. Where DO you go these days for a good infant femur?

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This moron accidentally tweeted out a picture of himself and some nazis on an American flag today. I feel like his entire life is an elaborate piece of performance art.

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Well maybe it wasn't an accident, former California GOP Governor Schwarzenegger was a nazi fan and he was a two termer. He also groped several women. Perhaps Trump did the polling and found that the 'birther' demo would go for this.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/arnold-admits-expressed-...

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He claims to have been threatened via twitter by a drug lord. So far, only Infowars, NYPost, and the Daily Mail have "covered" this story direct from the Trump Pogrom, never once requesting any authentication that it was an actual tweet from an actual drug lord.

Interesting that no reputable news organization is touching it so far - other than MSNBC, which appropriately framed it as unverified conjecture.

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Ha, you believe there's a reputable new source. Your losing some credibility with that one.

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some reputable old ones.

Let's face it: Infowars sets a very low bar for veracity. NYPost parroting Infowars is even lower.

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LOL. Surely you jest.

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You think Infowars is reputable?

(passes the tinfoil)

MSNBC is far more reputable than that. At the very least, they pointed out that the whole thing is entirely as told by a Trump campaigner, and what was and was not credible about the story.

Go ahead and lube up your copy of the NY Post - easier to swallow it hook, line and sinker that way.

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if it wasn't for Maddow, that channel would have no reason to exist. Also, having Al Sharpton on their channel basically negates any and all complaints about Fox.

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But they weren't nazi, someone just said they were so Twitter went nuts.

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They were World War II re-enactors dressed up as Nazis.

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Occidentlism?

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There are not many Mexican immigrants in this area. The majority of Hispanic immigration to this area since the 90s, whom maybe some confuse as Mexican, are Central American, especially Salvadoran. BTW you can easily tell by accents. Historically, most Hispanic immigrants to this area and the northeast in general are from the Caribbean, especially Dominicans, and of course Puerto Ricans, who are not immigrants, they are American. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Central Americans are different people. People from the Caribbean are not the same as people from Central America, they are culturally different, different food, different music, generally look different, and speak Spanish differently (Puerto Ricans, for example, speak VERY fast, while for example Salvadorans speak Spanish at the same pace most Americans speak English. Mexicans have their own unique accents, including the stereotypical very slow drawl like Speedy Gonzales, which is a Mexican version of a rural 'hillbilly' accent.)

Actual illegal Mexican immigration to the U.S.,of Mexicans from Mexico, has slowed to a crawl, for years now. Vast majority crossing illegal across the Mexico/U.S. border ARE NOT MEXICAN, they are mostly Central American, and even people from other parts of the world. And interestingly, Mexico and other Latin American countries have VERY STRICT immigration laws. Mexico is NOTORIOUS for treating Central Americans, crossing through their country to get to the U.S., like shit.

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If there are so many Central Americans desperate to leave their countries, let them be illegal in Mexico, which is a shorter trip for them! Or, perhaps Mexico doesn't have sanctuary cities and welfare benefits to welcome them like foolish Americans.

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Or, more accurately, a land of wave after wave of immigrants who immediately tried to slam the door behind them when they got in. Good thing there weren't immigration laws whenever your people got here, eh, Markk?

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so did follow the legal immigration process at the time. Another first came to Portsmouth, NH in 1632, so yeah, probably no immigration laws yet then.

Some Spaniards found their way to Mexico, at least leaving behind a language. Canada is a country of immigrants with very welcoming policies. My limited understanding is that illegal immigration isn't the widespread problem the US has, though some Canadians are less than pleased with all the legal immigrants and the benefits they suck up.

I should acknowledge how illegal immigration is a global problem, from the DR kicking out Haitians to Europe's problem with a flotilla of Africans flooding their shores. Gypsy pickpockets are few in number compared to the hoards now flowing into Italy and Greece, really testing socialist policies.

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Some as early as 1620, some were several thousand years earlier than that!

Get off my lawn!

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Mayflower Society or GTFO

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I once enjoyed informing my Pilgrim descendant in-laws of my family's connection to Jacques Cartier in late 1500's Quebec. My understanding is that we hooked up with some indigenous "First Nations" people during that time as well. Fat lot of good it ever did me.

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On the frontier, you marry who you find. More frontiers, more mixing it up.

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Like Liz Warren? Did your gran tell you of your indigenous heritage?

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But my ancestors come from a number of different tribes, and I was not culturally raised in any of them. My cousins do, but their grandfather was enrolled in the Federated Tribes of the Umatilla and their mother spent her summers on the reservation.

Warren represented what she knew at the time, and, as I have pointed out before, Harvard only asks those questions AFTER someone is hired.

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we don't need the gigantic level of immigration, especially poorly educated, unskilled or even semi-skilled, and who collectively put a massive drain on civic resources, that we had in the mid-late 19th century. As for the visas for skilled workers, that is to keep labor costs down, same as the huge wave after wave I mentioned above create a tight labor market for semi and unskilled workers.

And when a political party, no matter who they are, think the only way they can win elections is through never ending, poorly regulated immigration, that's beyond being a sad comment on them. Likewise, if a politician or political party looks the other way because it keeps labor costs down, that is beyond contemptible.

Finally, the U.S. takes in more immigrants on a yearly basis vs any other country on Earth, throwing in the EU for good measure. And our neighbors to the north, Canada, a similar 'immigrant' nation as the U.S., stopped allowing birth-right citizenship years ago. The U.S. almost stands alone in giving automatic citizenship to any baby born on U.S. soil, while the rest of the world shakes it's head and laughs.

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Amirite?

Oh, if you ever collect social security, THANK AN IMMIGRANT! They have made up for the dearth of children born to baby boomers when it comes to keeping our economy from collapsing from the aging of a massive generation.

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Did I say or imply anything whatsoever about 'white babies', or are you putting words in my mouth? Your post is troll-like.

As for our alleged baby shortage and future, alleged demographic problem:

Since the 60s and 70s the 'progressive' mantra has been have fewer babies, better still don't have kids at all! They're bad for the environment! Our population growth is too large! Now...in 2015, 'progressives' are saying our population growth is too low, and we can't sustain social security and our welfare state. Answer: we need massive, unchecked, apparently never ending immigration. You can imagine why many are confused, scratching their heads.

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Is the headline about Walsh or Trump? It's so hard to tell pompous blowhards apart.

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Hey this is our damn city. If we wanna tell the mayah to screw, we'll do it when we wanna do it. That's how it works here.

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to vote out Marty Walsh than his thoughts on the GOP's latest cartoon character presidential hopeful. Trump is just happy to be getting his name into anyone's ear that will listen, for any reason, love or hate. It's the Howard Stern approach to popularity.

Walsh is done next election. If not Bostonians are idiots and will get what they deserve.

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Trump is that guy who give that 45 year old white guy from the burbs a boner much like Scotty Brown and Mitt.

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Since when are racist stereotypes acceptable?

/check your privledge

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outrage.

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people who claim to hate old/racist/suburban people tend to evolve into them eventually?

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the suburbs.

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Not really.

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The only people I know who actually, unironically support Trump are my (literally brain-damaged) uncle and his friends - all rabid, uncomprehending Tea Party supporters.

P.S. Never forget this gem, that Donald Trump actually said, regarding Ivanka Trump appearing in Playboy magazine:

“It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what’s inside the magazine. I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

Trump is trash! Pass it on!

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Here's my theory on Donald Trump: I think that the Clintons asked him to enter the Republican primary as a mole, making a fool out of himself by conducting himself in an outrageous manner all the while making all of the other Republican nominees look even worse than they already are by refusing to denounce him as he skyrockets in the polls amongst the tea party set which would then guarantee a Clinton victory in the general election, as payback for Bill Clinton appointing Trump's sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry to a federal judgeship back in 1999. The problem here is that if Bernie Sanders ends up beating Hillary in the primary all bets are of and we might actually be stuck with President Trump.

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Do you really think that Trump is more appealing than Bernie?

REALLY?

The electorate is not made up of 65-year old men with low education levels. In fact, new voters are going to be the game changer in this one (and Trump is not their man)

The only reason Trump is getting so much GOP attention in early voting states is the huge exodus from the party is concentrating the crazy.

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Personally, I like Bernie Sanders & plan on voting for him in the primary, but if it ends up being Sanders v Trump in the general election I wouldn't be surprised if Trump wins. I think Sanders has a better shot against Jeb Bush, Walker, or any of the other 15+ people currently in the running for the Republican nomination. Like it or not, Trump is saying what a lot of the tea party crowd wants to hear and he'll probably use his own $$$ to fund his candidacy. Have you been to the South or the Midwest lately? A lot of baby-boomers & what's left of the WW2 generation are eating up what "The Donald" is cooking.

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That might win him Kansas.

They aren't a crowd in most states, and they are dying of old age/complications of poor health in droves.

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Sure, it seems like that from up here in liberal New England, but that Tea Party rhetoric gets a lot of traction between Newark and Sacramento. If anything, it's shocking how opinions and positions that would formerly have existed on the far right wing have been normalized within the Republican party. Hell, if they ran on their records today, Dick Nixon and Ronald Reagan might be too liberal to get the Democratic nomination.

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Trump is the loudest, by far. Once the field thins a bit, and people start paying more attention to the substance of candidates' arguments instead of the volume, Trump will go back to engaging in Twitter wars with The Daily Show.

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Bernie Sanders is the new Ron Paul. Kids love him because "student loan forgiveness!!!" "jobs for my gender studies degree!!!" and "socialism now!" and "make the white people apologize for slavery!!!"nonsense. He's very hashtagable

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I'm fine with him or Hilary. The important thing is denying the executive to the GOP for another 8 years as it'll probably finish them.

Progressives and tea baggers are like heads and tails of a coin although teabags are usually more skillful at getting their goons elected.

Progressives are usually too self absorbed to bother to persuade people who aren't like minded of the merits of their outlooks. The usual attitude is that the unwashed suck for failing to recognize progressive dazzle.

The GOP clown car is already swerving wildly and now they'll have to waste energy throttling hair pie.

Here's a typically astute piece fresh from the 538 oven from Nate, himself, regarding the matter.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-bernie-sanders-surge-is-about-be...

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That piece is more astute than the previous dreck he published on the subject, which did not incorporate any new information on voter enrollment amongst a large generation, many of whom will be eligible to vote for the first time. All the same, he's still basically pulling 2008 out of his pocket to predict 2016, and he really should know better!

Nate is falling back on "conventional wisdom", and that is a far cry from the elegant bayesian modeling and interpretation that he is known for. This piece is certainly more interesting and better analyzed than the previous one where his regulars took him to task on the sloppiness, but he's mainstream now and lapsing into the familiar is to be expected.

Let's hope he continues to improve with more information, and look for the unexpected as he did when he became famous.

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A part of your argument is like typical Gen X hipster complaints. "That band was much better before it went mainstream.."

And the rest is like a fit of pique because you weren't told what you wanted to hear. Enrollment will matter if ground operations get people out. Otherwise, it's a fad gadget.

If progressives didn't have such a sucky track record at prevailing in anything, they'd have more credibility. Warren won as much for the qualities of her personality as for the value of her argument. It makes her kind of unique, because progressives are usually utter eye glaze inducing stiffs when they are not being graceless finger wagging scolds.

Purity politics really are pretty toxic to a more congenial basis for relations. This is especially galling when the pure abet losses. The vicious right wing pure are highly motivated and have now laced congress with their dim bullshit. They have an easier job appealing to innate selfishness, but it probably helps that they engage and persuade.

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Gen Xers are too old to be hipsters dude.

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You're kidding, right? Otherwise the word's been around for at least 60 years. I've at least seen it in some beat era literature. Besides, pretentiousness is a timeless personality characteristic.

And s/he's right about Silver calling 2012's election just about as accurately as 2008.

With both you and Swirly on 95% of things, but sometimes you gotta call them like they are.

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OMFG MILLENIALS!!!!11!!111!!!! GIT OFF MAH LAHHNNNN!

Which is about 50% of your comments.

You clearly don't pay attention to much outside what the boys at the KofC rant about, do ya?

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Agreed I'm sorry we should just sue banks for not giving loans to at risk individuals. what could possibly go wrong

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You're talking about Trump, with his bankruptcy record, right?

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Another troll? How about substituting unmarried, single women, with low education levels? Or is that 'mean spirited'? Or how about 'dreamers' with low education levels, or is that too mean spirited and 'racist'? Actually, I think I just described the Democratic Party's targeted demographics. Yes, I agree, that was a mean spirited thing for me to say, but I'm trying to make a point about hypocrisy.

I get the impression some people will readily give a pass to some people in life, and willing attribute 'racism' and 'sexism' (patriarchy), etc. But if some 'deprived' individual is a man, or worse a 'privileged' white man, he has nobody to blame but himslf if he's '65 and un-educated', or homeless, or fill-in-the-blank undesirable situation. I always get this nagging feeling some posting on here, who claim such superior empathy and morality, aren't really totally sincere, unbiased, have rhat proverbial chip on their shoulder (Full Disclosure: I have a bit of one myself....but unlike many, I'll admit to it, and try my best to supress it and choose rational thought over emotion).

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...is proof that can have everything handed to you, have every opportunity available, and still turn out to be a complete loser.

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in the same way that the Confederate battle flag is useful. Voicing your support for either lets us know you're a bigoted simpleton straightaway, so you can be safely be given a wide berth and then ignored.

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