Look I like Instapundit, it’s been a daily read for years but things like this drive me crazy:
“If I were one of those conservative billionaires (hello, Koch brothers! hi, Sheldon Adelson!) who are always donating tens of millions to support Republican candidates, I think I might try spending some of the money on something more useful: A sort of welcome wagon for blue state migrants to red states. Something that would explain to them why the place they’re moving to is doing better than the place they left, and suggesting that they might not want to vote for the same policies that are driving their old home states into bankruptcy.
Would it work? I don’t know…“
I do, the answer is fuck no it wouldn’t.
What had been deep rock red conservative Grand Rapids, Michigan. Home of Gerald Ford now has huge homeless camps. Why? Because they are being made welcome. Because the plague of Blue Locusts has moved in big time.
You aren’t going to move these people with a gentle admonishment to “maybe kind of, sort of, think a little bit about why you moved here in the first place.”
If you are lucky they will nod politely before demanding you take down your Gasden flag because it’s hate speech. And the next election you will discover that your little town that hasn’t had a Democrat mayor for one hundred years is suddenly a socialist utopia complete with an army of homeless, cholera and ANTIFA.
They know exactly why they moved to your neighborhood, it is fresh virgin land for them to despoil. It is resources for them to exploit. And yes, you and your taxes are that resource.
You can not change someone’s IDENTITY with a little common sense welcome kit. Identity is everything today. And why in the name of god would you want to welcome a barbarian horde into your home?!?!?
Build an Unwelcome kit. Buy a wife beater tee-shirt and trucker hat, then put some grease stains on your best jeans. Buy a banjo learn to play it and work on your terrifying hillbilly routine. Find like minded friends. Start hanging around any upscale home with a For Sale sign on it and start playing when you see a car with Blue State plates on it drive slowly by. Stare at them creepily.
We can’t legally exclude them until we have our own country, (something we need to work on BTW), but we damn well can let them know they are UNWELCOME.
Sidenote: Do NOT threaten them with homosexual rape, that will no longer have the desired effect.
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“Don’t threaten me with a good time, big boy”
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Never forget that Instapundit is in favor of gay marriage abortion. He’s a mixture of left and right. He’s strong on the 2nd amendment and might be a fiscal conservative, But he also strongly supported Trump.
He’s a Libertardian. You can’t expect much reality out of them. For example, he is always posting about how he is paid by ad revenue and by purchasing on Amazon through his site. That’s all fine and good, and I don’t begrudge a guy trying to make a buck. However, don’t then post about your lastest +$1K camera purchase or that great vacation. It is tone deaf.
Anyways, almost all of the so-called legal conservative bloggers have been next to worthless and accepted the election theft.
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Glenn Reynolds: “How much longer can those stupid billionaires continue to donate tens of millions to support Republican candidates and not get anything to show for it!? Why would they keep doing that?
How did those idiot billionaires ever amass so much money doing dumb things like this?!”
Also Glenn Reynolds: “I am only supported by ad revenue and Amazon referrals. Honest.”
As to the UNwelcome kit/behavior our host recommends: Dark Herald is 100% right. I’ve stopped waving in response to the neighbor who surprised me and put up a “re-elect Senator Doug Jones” sign amidst a sea of Trump signs the rest of us put up. My new response to this tool’s wave as I run by is a hard stare and a mental note of the address if things get unpleasant. No man…YOU find a new neighborhood to live in. About 2,000 miles to the West.
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Fuckin’ A. I stayed in a red part of Cali and there’s still Trump signs all over the place. Screw the big cities. Irretrievably corrupt. Trust me, when I move I’m not going to “bring California politics” with me.
I do not want to impose on a brief copyediting acquaintance, so I’m asking if it is copacetic to write to you via that e-mail about a project of mine. It’s to do.with young people, especially boys, who want heroes.