It was a long night, but we’re here and we’re glad you could join us! Today, Jim and Greg unpack disappointing election results as Democrats win control of the Virginia legislature and Kentucky GOP Gov. Matt Bevin appears headed to defeat. But they perk up as they see conservative policy ideas like protecting taxpayers, rejecting sanctuary city status, and tapping the brakes on affirmative action winning in moderate to liberal parts of the country. And they have zero use for a Kamala Harris proposal that would keep create a 10-hour school day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) so it lines up with the work schedule of parents.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Jon’s thread on the Harris proposal:

    https://ricochet.com/694001/kamala-harris-proposes-10-hour-school-day/

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    • November 6, 2019, at 11:53 AM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    Maybe it’s considered bad form or something, but I can’t avoid figuring in my head that if Honey saves “over a billion dollars” for “over ten million members,” that averages out to just $100 each. And if some members save a lot more, “averages” means a lot of other members save a lot less.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 4:52 PM PST
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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    An example of one of your points was in Fairfax County Virginia. In 2016, Trump got only 31% of the vote. There was also a meals tax referendum on the ballot to raise taxes on meals from 6% to 10%. This failed with 54% voting it down.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 3:54 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it’s considered bad form or something, but I can’t avoid figuring in my head that if Honey saves “over a billion dollars” for “over ten million members,” that averages out to just $100 each. And if some members save a lot more, “averages” means a lot of other members save a lot less.

    N.B.: That’s a hundred (-ish: depends on the size of the “overs”) dollars in, I think, less than a year, you plutocrat! This is a pretty new service.

    The idea is that it saves you the time you would otherwise have to spend looking up coupon codes, finding out they’re expired, etc.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 7:26 AM PST
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    Kamala Harris’s proposal, like Joe Biden’s bizarre rant about record players a couple of months ago, may be a tacit recognition that the public schools are failing minority kids, a subject they can’t talk about openly.

    These are not indecent people, nor are they totally ill-informed. I think they are troubled by the fact that the ironclad law of the Democratic Party is to protect government jobs at all costs, and above all other considerations. The more incompetent you are, the worse you do your job, the more ferociously the Democratic Party must defend your continued employment.

    Harris may believe that minority kids will benefit by being kept away from their (incompetent) parents and (evil) neighborhoods as much as possible. Of course, she can’t talk openly about that, either!

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    • November 7, 2019, at 8:02 AM PST
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  6. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Maybe it’s considered bad form or something, but I can’t avoid figuring in my head that if Honey saves “over a billion dollars” for “over ten million members,” that averages out to just $100 each. And if some members save a lot more, “averages” means a lot of other members save a lot less.

    N.B.: That’s a hundred (-ish: depends on the size of the “overs”) dollars in, I think, less than a year, you plutocrat! This is a pretty new service.

    The idea is that it saves you the time you would otherwise have to spend looking up coupon codes, finding out they’re expired, etc.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_(company)

    Apparently Honey has existed since 2012, and has had about 1 million members since 2014.

    There was also no mention in the ad copy read in the show, that the $1 billion in savings is just in the past year, or just since they started advertising on Three Martini Lunch, or anything else. So that figure could go all the way back to the 2012 founding.

    It’s worth noting too that “automatic shopping” stuff still depends a lot on people finding those discounts to start with, and feeding them into the Honey database or however it work. Walmart had a price-matcher thing too where it was supposed to automatically match the lowest sale price in your area, but it missed a lot.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 3:34 PM PST
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  7. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Kamala Harris’s proposal, like Joe Biden’s bizarre rant about record players a couple of months ago, may be a tacit recognition that the public schools are failing minority kids, a subject they can’t talk about openly.

    These are not indecent people, nor are they totally ill-informed. I think they are troubled by the fact that the ironclad law of the Democratic Party is to protect government jobs at all costs, and above all other considerations. The more incompetent you are, the worse you do your job, the more ferociously the Democratic Party must defend your continued employment.

    Harris may believe that minority kids will benefit by being kept away from their (incompetent) parents and (evil) neighborhoods as much as possible. Of course, she can’t talk openly about that, either!

    And instead keep the minority kids in the custody of the incompetent teachers and administrators whose employment the Democrat party also fights “ferociously” to defend?

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    • November 7, 2019, at 3:35 PM PST
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Kamala Harris’s proposal, like Joe Biden’s bizarre rant about record players a couple of months ago, may be a tacit recognition that the public schools are failing minority kids, a subject they can’t talk about openly.

    These are not indecent people, nor are they totally ill-informed. I think they are troubled by the fact that the ironclad law of the Democratic Party is to protect government jobs at all costs, and above all other considerations. The more incompetent you are, the worse you do your job, the more ferociously the Democratic Party must defend your continued employment.

    Harris may believe that minority kids will benefit by being kept away from their (incompetent) parents and (evil) neighborhoods as much as possible. Of course, she can’t talk openly about that, either!

    And instead keep the minority kids in the custody of the incompetent teachers and administrators whose employment the Democrat party also fights “ferociously” to defend?

    Worse than that. Like lower class size schemes, it will require hiring more, even less competent, teachers and school personnel.

    On the other hand, Harris may be calculating that the fewer hours inner-city kids are out of school, the fewer hours they have for robbing, raping and killing, or being robbed, raped or killed.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 5:38 PM PST
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  9. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Kamala Harris’s proposal, like Joe Biden’s bizarre rant about record players a couple of months ago, may be a tacit recognition that the public schools are failing minority kids, a subject they can’t talk about openly.

    These are not indecent people, nor are they totally ill-informed. I think they are troubled by the fact that the ironclad law of the Democratic Party is to protect government jobs at all costs, and above all other considerations. The more incompetent you are, the worse you do your job, the more ferociously the Democratic Party must defend your continued employment.

    Harris may believe that minority kids will benefit by being kept away from their (incompetent) parents and (evil) neighborhoods as much as possible. Of course, she can’t talk openly about that, either!

    And instead keep the minority kids in the custody of the incompetent teachers and administrators whose employment the Democrat party also fights “ferociously” to defend?

    Worse than that. Like lower class size schemes, it will require hiring more, even less competent, teachers and school personnel.

    On the other hand, Harris may be calculating that the fewer hours inner-city kids are out of school, the fewer hours they have for robbing, raping and killing, or being robbed, raped or killed.

    Except for the sitting ducks also in the schools: teachers, administrators, other students… It’s a target-rich environment. And the Democrats make sure they’re defenseless.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:04 PM PST
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  10. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Kamala Harris’s proposal, like Joe Biden’s bizarre rant about record players a couple of months ago, may be a tacit recognition that the public schools are failing minority kids, a subject they can’t talk about openly.

    These are not indecent people, nor are they totally ill-informed. I think they are troubled by the fact that the ironclad law of the Democratic Party is to protect government jobs at all costs, and above all other considerations. The more incompetent you are, the worse you do your job, the more ferociously the Democratic Party must defend your continued employment.

    Harris may believe that minority kids will benefit by being kept away from their (incompetent) parents and (evil) neighborhoods as much as possible. Of course, she can’t talk openly about that, either!

    And instead keep the minority kids in the custody of the incompetent teachers and administrators whose employment the Democrat party also fights “ferociously” to defend?

    Worse than that. Like lower class size schemes, it will require hiring more, even less competent, teachers and school personnel.

    On the other hand, Harris may be calculating that the fewer hours inner-city kids are out of school, the fewer hours they have for robbing, raping and killing, or being robbed, raped or killed.

    Except for the sitting ducks also in the schools: teachers, administrators, other students… It’s a target-rich environment. And the Democrats make sure they’re defenseless.

    As they overwhelmingly support the Democrats, it sounds like a marriage made in heaven. Or possibly the other place.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:32 PM PST
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  11. Arahant Member

    Except for the other students. They are merely inmates incarcerated for the crime of youth.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:40 PM PST
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  12. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Except for the other students. They are merely inmates incarcerated for the crime of youth.

    Future Democratic voters, if they survive.

    Or even if they don’t …

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:43 PM PST
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