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That would be baseball–the all American sport. Tonight there was a game between our Nationals and the Detroit Tigers. Max Scherzer, the ex Tiger pitcher, pitches for the Nats while Jordan Zimmermann, the ex Nats pitcher, pitches for the Tigers. These are a couple of the best major league pitchers battling each other. Tonight something wonderful happened. 119 pitches with 96 pitches for strikes in 9 innings. 20 strikeouts. This has been only done by Clements (twice), Wood and Johnson in the history of baseball. Most people say things like “I was at ……when this happened”. I can say I watched history being made. 5 times by 4 pitchers. Way to go Max! Go Nats!

Well, in this case the city.

According to The New York Post, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to make the value of a Section 8 voucher depend on the housing prices in the specific neighborhood in which it is used, rather than on the housing prices in the metropolitan area in which it is used. The idea is to spread the poor into the middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods, the safer neighborhoods, rather than having them all in “the ‘hood.”

As the article points out, HUD tried this is Dallas and Dubuque with dismal results. The criminals just took the crime with them to the suburbs:

A 2011 study sponsored by HUD found that adults using more generous Section 8 vouchers did not get better jobs or get off welfare. In fact, more went on food stamps. And their children did not do better in their new schools.

Worse, crime simply followed them to their safer neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents.

“Males … were arrested more often than those in the control group, primarily for property crimes,” the study found.

Dubuque, Iowa, for example, received an influx of voucher holders from projects in Chicago — and it’s had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque’s crime wave directly to Section 8 housing.

No surprise. You can take the hoodlum out of the ‘hood, but you cannot take the ‘hood out of the hoodlum.

Where there is more to steal, the hoodlums are more likely to steal. Where there are fewer hoodlums likely to steal, the cops have an easier time rounding up “the usual suspects.”

They did not become smarter or better educated just by moving to the ‘burbs. Even if they had, they would still be competing against better-qualified people for the jobs in the area. So they are less likely to get jobs than if they were in the inner cities, and more likely to turn to crime, being in a target-rich environment.

Once again, another prog policy is shown to be destructive to Blacks, so the progs want more of it, to do more harm to Blacks, to keep them dependent on the government handouts.


Is Donald Trump the perfect candidate? No. But he is the best option we will have in November. If either Sec. Clinton or Sen. Sanders wins in November, they would appoint progs to the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg is 83, and will probably retire within the next few years. Justice Kennedy is 79, and Justice Breyer is 77. The next president may have the opportunity to appoint four Supremes.

We cannot allow a President Clinton or a President Sanders to make those appointments.

After learning that his father was associating with Lee Harvey Oswald, Ted Cruz finally came to the realization that Don “the pied piper” Trump and his hoard of lemmings will never see, learn or understand what the truth is. I guess it could be worse and we could end up with John McCain……well, we pretty much did.

You Trump supporters got what you wanted, whatever that may be. Trump was a great beginning in which he shook up the establishment and got them scared. This was the perfect storm to get a true conservative nominated for and, for the most part, win an election for the GOP and rebuild America. That didn’t happen for a bunch of reasons: a GOP that hates conservatives, too many candidates in the field for too long, political lies, ugliness and shenanigans, emotional response over rational response and so on. I was told that I am too cerebral about this. Maybe but what is going on here is obvious. A corrupt and self serving GOP will sink this candidate to retain their power and standing. If this candidate is elected, he will not fulfill about 85% of what he said he will do. Trump is a money man and he will deal so that corporate America and HIS BUSINESS win. The rest of us…..not so much. Very little in fact. And because he is such a weak candidate, against 2 Dem weak, corrupt, unAmerican candidates, he could very well lose.

So what will us Americans end up with? I don’t see a bright future. More government, more filth and tolerance in society, less freedom, less money and less hope. I believe it is time for a true Conservative party since the GOP is totally lost (Scout can keep it). Maybe someday this country can be reclaimed from the trash. Maybe not. We sure have shaken up the GOP but to what end we shall soon see. Trump, Sanders and Clinton all have ugly pasts and presents for that matter. This isn’t about sour grapes because I believe in what’s best for YOU in spite of how you see things. Hope I am wrong but if I am not, I will never come back and say “I told you so”. I’m sure you will have that deer-in-the-headlights look while asking yourself “what happened” and I’m sure you’ll figure it out on your own. I only hope that if Trump wins that he nominates Cruz to the SCOTUS. That would be a consolation prize we can all live with. That is, if he can get approved by Congress. Sure has been a lot of hate in this government and this political process. ACTivist out!

Which is why Gov. McAwful issued an executive order allowing ex-cons to vote. He knows that ex-cons will vote for demonrats because ex-cons have a history of making bad decisions.

That Gov. McAwful has not fulfilled his constitutional obligations in this matter does not matter to progs — laws and constitutions never matter to progs. That’s why criminals are progs.

Let’s look at thelaw as it pertains to the normal way voting rights are restored:

§ 53.1-231.2. Restoration of the civil right to be eligible to register to vote to certain persons.
Bills amending this Section
This section shall apply to any person who is not a qualified voter because of a felony conviction, who seeks to have his right to register to vote restored and become eligible to register to vote, and who meets the conditions and requirements set out in this section.

Any person, other than a person (i) convicted of a violent felony as defined in § 19.2-297.1 or in subsection C of § 17.1-805 and any crime ancillary thereto, (ii) convicted of a felony pursuant to §§ 18.2-248, 18.2-248.01, 18.2-248.1, 18.2-255, 18.2-255.2 or § 18.2-258.02, or (iii) convicted of a felony pursuant to § 24.2-1016, may petition the circuit court of the county or city in which he was convicted of a felony, or the circuit court of the county or city in which he presently resides, for restoration of his civil right to be eligible to register to vote through the process set out in this section. On such petition, the court may approve the petition for restoration to the person of his right if the court is satisfied from the evidence presented that the petitioner has completed, five or more years previously, service of any sentence and any modification of sentence including probation, parole, and suspension of sentence; that the petitioner has demonstrated civic responsibility through community or comparable service; and that the petitioner has been free from criminal convictions, excluding traffic infractions, for the same period.

If the court approves the petition, it shall so state in an order, provide a copy of the order to the petitioner, and transmit its order to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The order shall state that the petitioner’s right to be eligible to register to vote may be restored by the date that is 90 days after the date of the order, subject to the approval or denial of restoration of that right by the Governor. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall transmit the order to the Governor who may grant or deny the petition for restoration of the right to be eligible to register to vote approved by the court order. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall send, within 90 days of the date of the order, to the petitioner at the address stated on the court’s order, a certificate of restoration of that right or notice that the Governor has denied the restoration of that right. The Governor’s denial of a petition for the restoration of voting rights shall be a final decision and the petitioner shall have no right of appeal. The Secretary shall notify the court and the State Board of Elections in each case of the restoration of the right or denial of restoration by the Governor.

On receipt of the certificate of restoration of the right to register to vote from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the petitioner, who is otherwise a qualified voter, shall become eligible to register to vote.

This is the normal process, which the governor is circumventing.

The governor is relying on Article V, Section 12, of the Virginia Constitution:

Article V. Executive
Section 12. Executive clemency
The Governor shall have power to remit fines and penalties under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law; to grant reprieves and pardons after conviction except when the prosecution has been carried on by the House of Delegates; to remove political disabilities consequent upon conviction for offenses committed prior or subsequent to the adoption of this Constitution; and to commute capital punishment.

He shall communicate to the General Assembly, at each regular session, particulars of every case of fine or penalty remitted, of reprieve or pardon granted, and of punishment commuted, with his reasons for remitting, granting, or commuting the same.

I look forward to hearing the governor explain the particulars of each of those 200,000 cases.

Sure, this happened in Canada but they are kinda like Americans too. (No offense made to Canadians) It happened in grade school But hey, they are only kids. Why should we be afraid, right Obama?

Trump is a smart guy. He tells us so everyday. He surrounds himself with smart people to run his campaign. Cruz learned the rules and played the game by them in Colorado. Trump got caught with his pants down and cries foul. Mostly he just cries. The process isn’t rigged as of yet but Trump doesn’t know what the rules are so he just blames and cries. But Trump is very smart and so are the people around him. Do you really think it will be ANY DIFFERENT if he is President? It won’t be fair then either, I guess. What a sniveling little baby this guy is. But he is smart.