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Archive for April 26th, 2016

A couple of tweets about Hillary Clinton

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April 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

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Trump leading the league in donating to Democrats

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In the last 24 hours, we learned that Donald Trump gave $ 25,000 to Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic governor of Virginia.

This is the same Governor McAuliffe who just signed an executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons in Virginia.  We don’t know how these 200,000 plus will vote but President Obama defeated Governor Romney by 116,000 votes.     Would it be fair to say that the governor of Virginia just gave Mrs Clinton a bit of a head start?

Let me add that Governor McAuliffe is very close to the Clintons.   The donation goes back to 2009 when the Clintons’ good friend was running for governor of Virginia.

Here is the bottom line on Mr Trump:  The GOP frontrunner has donated to many Democrats, blasted Governor of Walker of Wisconsin for not raising taxes, has the same position on Iraq WMDs as Michael Moore and spoke against the Reagan tax cuts in the early 1990s.

And he leads the league in donating to Democrats!

It will be fun to watch the debates and see Mrs Clinton remind Mr Trump of all of those donations that he made to her friends!

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April 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

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The Pennsylvania primary and other thoughts

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April 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Chaos has Austrians voting for order

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(My new American Thinker post)

Some of us have worried about Europe being the ghost of the future, sort of like the ghost that appeared to Scrooge in Dickens’ novel. Remember the scenes about the future and how Scrooge eventually changed?

Well, the ghost of the yet-to-come has a few Austrians rethinking their future. It looks like many want change, as we saw in Austria’s elections:

Austria’s government was licking its wounds Monday after a historic debacle that saw the opposition anti-immigrant far-right triumph in a presidential ballot two years before the next scheduled general election.

According to preliminary results, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) came a clear first with 36 percent of the vote, while candidates from the two governing parties failed to even make it into a runoff on May 22.

I am not suggesting that an Austrian Barry Goldwater is about to become the next leader of Austria.   However, there is anger in the streets of Vienna and just about everywhere else. The anger is clearly setting up nationalist parties to do well in elections.

We have some good friends in Austria and exchanged information for a few months about the refugee problem. Therefore, I am not really surprised by these election results. I’ve been reading the anger between the lines in the messages.

Over and over, my friend used the word “chaos” in his messages. He told me that the refugee crisis is threatening their culture and the relative peace that Austria has enjoyed since World War II. They are not anti-immigrant or inhumane. They want order, specially the orderly integration of people who come from cultures with radically different values, i.e. women’s rights!

They also say something that we also hear over here. They say that they can’t recognize their country anymore, i.e. too many people who are not Austrians.   

Austria may be starting something over in Europe. I guess people will only take so much “chaos” before they vote for those who promise order.

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April 26, 2016 at 6:48 am

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