Poll Results of Politics on Nextdoor

This morning’s email had the result of the poll described previously on this site as to whether the Nextdoor Neighbors Central Gardens should allow political talk on it.

The outcome: 66% No – 24% Yes – 10% Indifferent

Included was this message:

As a result, any political posts going forward will be deleted immediately. If you see a political post in the main feed please flag it, the Leads don’t read every single post and are not on the site 24/7. We will remove it as soon as possible. Political posts, as always, are still welcome in the groups section…and there is already a group called Lively Debates for you to use or start a new group….so long as its not on the main feed you are good to go.

Is Issue Black and White?

At the Zblog, an unnamed writer has had enough of the constant racism business. What he said is not politically correct, but it does express a lot of feelings Americans have. It is worth the short read.

On my way home last night, I saw a couple of young black women on a corner, holding signs that had “Black Lives Matter” on them with some other writing. I think one of them had something about Charlotte, but I don’t know for sure. They were hoping to get the attention of drivers, but it seemed like no one was paying any attention. As traffic slowed, I did not see any heads turning their way, but in the city, drivers look straight ahead out of habit. That way the bums and panhandlers are not encouraged to molest you.

I caught the light so I was sitting at their intersection with a chance to observe for a few minutes. They stepped into the street and starting taunting the white drivers by holding their signs up against their windows and chanting something. When young black women get worked up, their voices reach a pitch close to a dog whistle. It’s just high pitched echolalic babbling, that is intended to annoy, rather than convey information. I had my windows up so I could make out nothing. My guess is it was just some gibberish they saw on-line or on TV.

Before they got to me, the light changed and they had to retreat back to the curb, which was a surprise. In the ghetto, you run into this behavior a lot. Black females will wait for the light to change and then saunter into the cross walk, giving drivers the business, making them wait as they stroll across the street. It is just one of the many hassles that comes with dealing with people in the ghetto. At some level, they know the rest of us would just as soon ignore the ghetto entirely, so they spend their energy making that impossible.

Sitting there watching their antics, I felt a bit of rage welling up. All this effort to be a public nuisance, to make demands on me, and yet they put little to no effort into managing their lives. Even if they have a claim, harassing drivers on their way home is not going to win them any friends. They have to know it, which means they are not there on the street corner with good intentions. They are there explicitly to be a public nuisance. They just like hassling white people, purely out of racial animus.

More and more, that’s the sort of thing that creeps into my mind when I see blacks acting up. I have a great deal of sympathy for black people, particularly underclass blacks. Despite what you see on TV, most black people in the ghetto are decent people. They just lack the cognitive tools and opportunity. They are my fellow citizens and I want the best for them. I just don’t know what can be done to change their lot in life. The Civil Rights Movement was over 50 years ago, but here we are with young black girls full of hatred for the honkies.

I got home and decided to see what the news channels had to say about the riots in Charlotte. On a Fox show, some old white guy was trying to explain to Juan Williams that the reason blacks get shot by cops is that blacks commit an outlandish amount of crime. He tried to explain how 3% of the population, committing 40% of the crime, is going to have a disproportionate amount of police interaction. Juan Williams is innumerate, so he could not grasp the math. He just kept insisting the cops like shooting black people.

There was something about the irritated look on the face of Juan Williams that bugged me. The old honky was trying to respectfully explain the mathematical reality of crime in America. Blacks are 13% of the population, but they account for more than half of all crime. Most of that crime is against black people. This is public information that is easy to verify. Yet, Juan had a look on his face like the old honky had just farted. You could tell that he was thinking, “How dare this guy say such things?”

Instead of getting angry, I flipped over to the sports channel and, of course, they were celebrating the asinine and insulting protests by black athletes. These pampered babies owe everything they have to white America, yet they have the gall to claim they are victims. They are living lives few humans have had the privilege to live and it is not enough. That’s what’s so damned galling about these protests. They are a reminder that it is never enough. There’s no way to pay off the debt, assuming there is one. It never ends.

That is, of course, something white people used to know. When I was a kid, the old people would often says, “We’ll never hear the end of slavery. We’ll be paying for that forever.” The point was that there’s no point in trying. All of us have done something to someone for which that person will not forgive us. No man keeps going over to his ex-wife asking for forgiveness. You just accept the fact that there is no making it right and you get on with your life. That’s the reality of race relations. There’s no fixing it so there’s no point in trying.

Even so, I’m increasingly pissed off by what I’m seeing and I resent the people behind it. Guys like Juan Williams should be on TV demanding the cops round up every last Charlotte rioter and pack them off to Africa. The rich black guys on TV talking sportsball should be mortified that their co-ethnics are embarrassing their race with these antics. If the roles were reversed and it was whites making asses of themselves, you can be sure the honkies on TV would be furious and embarrassed, demanding a halt to it.

That’s not how it works and that’s what is getting tiresome. Those two black girls get the idea in their heads to make a nuisance of themselves in the street and I’m supposed to feel guilty about it. Frankly, Glenn Reynolds was right. Let’s have a few motorists drive over these people and then we can talk about feeling guilty. Let’s have the cops unleash the dogs and water cannon on these rioters and then talk to me about feeling guilty. I’ll be happy to feel guilty as long as the streets are clear.

I’ve simply had enough. I’m all blacked out. I’m tired of the blame shifting and excuse making. I’m tired of seeing people, who know better, lying to me on TV. Those rich sportsball talkers ain’t living in my neighborhood. They are as far away from the Black Lives Matter types as possible. They live in gated communities with the honkies. Their honky cohorts on TV are not even driving through my neighborhood. They are despicable hypocrites, who deliberately say things on television that make our lives worse.

Black America does not have a race problem. It ain’t honkies robbing, looting and killing in the ghetto. They don’t have a cop problem. The cops shoot fewer black offenders than white offenders. They don’t have a gun problem either. Black America has a black guy problem. They have far too many black guys robbing, looting and killing, almost always doing so at the expense of blacks. They won’t let me fix that problem, so stop demanding I feel bad about it. I’m done. I’m all blacked out.

Nextdoor Weighs Politics

I’ve written before about a Hillary advocate offering signs for her candidate on Nextdoor Neighbors Central Gardens. It started a debate about whether that site should go political.

I’ll say from the start that I do not think that is the purpose of the site. But, like everything else liberals touch, they have to go there. Progressive politics has invaded TV, movies, sports, schools, the courts – everything. Something in there nature, perhaps the lack of religious beliefs and faith, makes them want to preach and propagandize. On the right, we have a much more laissez-faire attitude, and eschew pushing our philosophies on others.

Someone who shall remain nameless on Nextdoor initiated a poll on whether people thought it appropriate to talk politics on the site. He wrote: “So by the law of the land, Nextdoor recommends against political discussions. In past election cycles I have received criticism for deleting these discussion….but of course I also receive complaints for NOT deleting them. So this is a community site and since ever thread has a Mute feature, I think its only fair to let the users make the choice. Political Discussions? Yes? or No?

“Much like the real elections, if you don’t vote, please don’t complain about the outcome. Oh and your vote is anonymous to everyone, including me.
Political Discussions




He then went on to explain, “there are no rules that Nextdoor requires us to follow. They basically provide the site, along with suggestions as to how to run it and that’s it. The only rule they really enforce is personal attacks, vulgar comments, threats, stalking, racial posts, over posting, and probably a few others I am not thinking of. That being said we can choose to follow their guidance or not…ergo the poll. That being said political posts are referred to in several public places and in many more places available only to Leads.”

Currently the no’s are winning by a wide margin. It has been interesting to read responses over the past few days. Here’s a sampling.

“The mere offering of political signs by our neighbor was hardly ‘campaigning’ but rather a brief and finite and polite expression of opinion through the offering of a simple lawn decoration. If our neighbor had been acting as a hired political campaign professional AND was persistent in advocating for a candidate or cause then the activity might be considered ‘campaigning’. That would be annoying and I can see that Nextdoor would not want to promote that type of activity (anymore than it would want to promote other crass promotion).”

Another: “I thought it was created for exactly these kind of things. To learn about your neighbors and all that entails? To find animals,borrow sugar, find out your neighbors passions, political views, etc? Maybe I missed the memo.”
Then, “Here is why. Plenty of other places to express your political viewpoints so why run people off of a page that works well for getting the business of the neighborhood done.”

“Wow! Like asking who wants a sign isn’t a political comment. Guess it’s OK as long as you are a Hillary supporter. And if someone complained about and now 2/3rds of the neighbors voted against it you still don’t get it?”

“Because I enjoy Nextdoor for the purpose that its intended for and if its publicly posted I see it. Insisting on wanting to hand out Hillary signs on a site not intended for that and then giving the high level reasons why I shouldn’t mind it is why people are lining up to vote for someone that would have a chance in hell in any other election. People are tired of getting stuff shoved on them.”

At times it got heated among several people. The liberals took a scolding tone, while conservatives echoed the belief that it was an excuse to shove things off on us.

One said, “So now, if I get this correct, once the (Nextdoor) poll closes, one may not give away even a campaign button, or coaster, or even speak of politics unless it is hidden behind closed doors (Groups). In fact, this very poll and discussion will not be allowed. I must say, I flat out disagree – period. This tastes like censorship and I spent time in countries where this happened, countries that were very oppressive – led by people like Mubarak, Gaddafi, Ho Chi Minh and their ilk, I also fought in a war against countries that did this. Nope, I respectfully disagree, cannot abide by it, and suspect I will end up being booted off the site.”

I suspect that this person would not consider it censorship if Republican opinions dominated in Midtown. I suspect then it would be responding to a hate crime rather than freedom of speech. Liberals love to say opinions don’t bother them in the least as long as they are their opinions.

Notice any Trump signs in Midtown? I rest my case. Friends who have put some up have found them removed overnight or thrown aside. Others fear destruction of property or at the last a tongue lashing if they put one up. So much for tolerance.

There are plenty of other venues besides Nextdoor to talk politics. The CA is only too happy to publish progressive letters as are some of the other publications around town. Go there and leave neighbors alone.

Hillary Off Trail; What Gives?

For a candidate to miss two days on the campaign trail only with only 50 days to go raises questions. Yet Hillary Clinton has laid low. It’s suspicious, particularly with the recent health incidences. Listening to Channel 5 news last night, the anchor said she was meeting with her staff for debate prep. Did he know that? No.

He also couched it in a way that suggested the good student was at home studying, while the other was out enjoying himself with his friends. The anchor made a point to call Clinton the millionaire and define Trump as a billionaire. A little class warfare thrown in with the moralizing for good measure.

Stupid tricks like that are driving many of us away from television news and to the internet for an honest assessment.

But I digress.

More devious plans may be afoot. The conservativetreehouse blog suggests Hillary was meeting with her advisors and media types to plan a final plan to destroy Trump with racism charges. She appears to be losing enough of the black vote to spoil her election chances. Some polls put Trump’s black support as high as 19%; others think it could be higher.

Think of two events that happened yesterday. First, the media jumped all over Trump’s son about the tweet he made with a picture of Skittles. Note, not M&Ms, which have brown ones; I’m sure he recognized the danger there. Trump Jr. compared a bowl of Skittles to non vetting of immigrants/refugees. Would you eat one if you knew three of them were poisoned.

To me, that’s a rational and non racist comment, but the media went into hysterics. Staged hysterics, I bet.

Then, the riots last night in Charlotte where blacks went to the streets, angry about the shooting of a black man by a police officer.

Coincidence? Conservativetreehouse writes:

Hillary Clinton is in a complete state of electoral collapse. Her polling is far worse than what the media is capable of propping up.

Once the professional left cross a particular desperation threshold, what follows becomes predictable; this will be similar to Brexit’s “Operation Fear” only with a traditional American-left-wing twist, the use of race to drive the needed division.

Before laying out substance for this tripwire prediction, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to grasp the scope of what they are going to attempt to pull off. Every race-baiting historical reference will pale in comparison to what America is about to witness…

Consider the trial of Officer Michael Slager (Walter Scott shooting) was intentionally pushed into October 2016 more than a year ago. [You might also remember Hillary Clinton meeting with Walter Scott’s family – coordinated by the media consultant Ryan Julison] The pre-election timing was transparently obvious a year ago.

Exploitation of the Walter Scott shooting is just one reference point; the goal to resurrect the ‘Obama birther controversy’ was yet another. The coordinated efforts with Pastor Timmons in Flint Michigan was yet another…. the list is long.

♦ Which leads to President Obama stating that he will consider it a personal affront, if black people do not vote for Hillary Clinton:

♦ Hillary Clinton was on Chicago radio with Steve Harvey stirring up the pot yesterday. The reason she wanted this venue was to reach a specific black audience. This ensured her ability to bring up the Terence Crutcher shooting.

What we are about to see is a well scripted, well coordinated, well planned, multi-directional attack on the American electorate by the Democrat machine in order to drive down Trump support and drive up Clinton support.

However, this will not be a traditional play. This will be far more severe than the traditional use of race by the Democrats. This one is for all the marbles.

If Clinton loses this election to Donald Trump, her opponent will unite American and push back decades of cumulative effort toward the cause of globalism and liberal ideology. In addition to the compete rebuke of Obama’s legacy, there is a very real possibility that Trump will lay naked all of the corruption and graft in Washington DC and Wall Street.

There are trillions of dollars at stake.

With that much on the line, and knowing the fatal flaws from the global Brexit vote, the left-wing of the political spectrum is going to go full nuclear.

Ted Turner will lead the way via CNN presenting some obscure incidents as breaking news. The corporate media will join in a united effort and the internal media elite, who do not suffer the consequences of the ideology they promote, will work in concert with the UniParty agenda.

Politics is down stream from pop culture and that’s why Hollywood liberals love to take the lead in creating the necessary narrative. Cue Bono on the heels of The Emmys…

Then America has a presidential debate – with a very specific debate moderator, Lester Holt, who is not accidentally just the right blend of race and ideology to help frame the racial division…

…It’s just what they do. Only this time, BIGGER.

I fear he’s right. The next month and a half will be one to strap yourself in as it becomes a wild ride.

Book Reviews Deplorable

Blogger Don Surber took a look at the reviews for Hillary and Tim Kaine’s book, Stronger Together, on Amazon.

How do you like Kaine’s Nazi salute? Did no one notice that?

Anyway, Surber found these hilarious reviews:

From chjhorses:

Pre-ordered an autographed copy but had to return it after this week’s announcement as I was worried it was contaminated with pneumonia bacteria. I didn’t want to end up exposed to the illness like her grandkids in Chelsea’s apartment she was playing with on 9/11 after she collapsed, or the little girl she was hugging in the street afterwards. Thought about ordering the Kindle version but I thought it might open my device up to being hacked by communist countries. I wasn’t too surprised to see Tim Kaine on the front cover giving the traditional National Socialist salute, I felt it fitting. Strongly recommended for those who believe the USA isn’t anything special and should be more like the peaceful utopias of North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.

From Elaine:

I bought this thinking it would be a how-to book. I wanted “How to set up your own Foundation for fun and profit.” Also, would like to have seen a chapter on “Ten easy steps to setting up your own secure server in a bathroom.”

From Daniel B.:

I was going to read this book…..I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn’t even see to read. Then I had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard’s eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out and fell down again, waking up only to find out I had been diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days earlier. Somehow I managed to power through it all, but it’s a good thing I was able to make a small fortune on this random small trade in the commodities market (cattle futures or some such thing) and then, miracle of all miracles, a few banks offered me a few million to just talk to their employees for a few minutes – and all that really helped out because I swear I was dead broke and couldn’t figure out how I was gonna come up with the 6 bucks to pay for this book, let alone pay the $1,500 for my health insurance this month. I still want to read it, but, honestly, what difference at this point does it make? I hear it sucks anyway.

From Urban Legend:

I have to start by saying I am a registered independent voter, and more importantly, a life-long independent thinker. I have voted for more D’s than R’s in my life, as well as several third-party candidates. This is the lamest, weakest, most politically-absurd book ever written, as far as I know. Save your money for food for your family just in case she is elected.

From Amy Sterling Casil:

This book begins well. The first sentence says, “America is great because America is good.” It goes downhill from there. My experience has been that people want to know the inside truth about their role models. I read page after page looking for tips on how to ask for big payments from rich foreign money launderers, military dictators or junk food manufacturers. It was just a bunch of malarkey even more boring than a 6th grade Common Core history book. I wanted to find out how to delete hundreds of thousands of voter registrations and emails, but no such luck. This book talks about hoe every vote counts. As long as it’s for Hillary Clinton.

From Ron NYC:

I got a copy of this book from someone in my office. First, I don’t know why Kaine is giving the Nazi salute on the cover. I couldn’t get past the first third off the book before realizing that she is actually charging people to read her ideas and Trump gives specific policy information on his website for free. Even though I didn’t pay for the book, I want my money back.

From USC90:

The chapter where Hillbilly talks about her battle with Parkinson’s Disease was difficult to read. Difficult because it was missing from the book.

From the Ghost:

If three words could sum up this work of unbridled fiction it would be “Basket of Deplorable.”

Quite frankly, I have never read more self-entitled dribble. I ended up passing out and had to be dragged into my bed, ended up losing a shoe.

Do not recommend.

From Julianne L. Wiley:

There was more backbone in my order of fish oil softgels.

I see the price is now $0.01 plus postage, new, from some of Amazon’s sellers. Postage is still steep, though, when you consider I’d be using the book for mulch between my Fall fava bean rows.

When Hillary and Whatsizname are ready to pay me to take the rest of the press run off their hands, I’ll order 30 cubic meters.

Back the dump trucks right up to my back fence. Thank you very mulch.

From seaoh:

This could be the first “book” in history to have more reviews on amazon the actual sales bwwwwaaaahAAHA lol

Midtowners Smarting After MLGW Bill

About six months ago I and other neighbors were notified by MLGW that smart meters would be installed in our area. They gave instructions for opting out, which I immediately took. Otherwise, no response was an OK to let them install these monstrosities.

For along time many of us have seen the smart meter as a way to raise your bill and control your behavior. They want you to use energy aside from peak times and they want you to make it keep the thermostat high in summer and low in winter. This puts a big burden on people who are at home during the day, particularly handicapped people, children and people out of work.

Yet because they put “smart” in front of meter, many people were fooled and lulled into thinking this was an advance.

Many of us knew better.

Then last week someone posted the heading MLGW robbery at the Nextdoor site. She complained that her daughter’s utility bill for a less than 700 sq. foot apartment equalled that of her 1700 sq. foot house. The daughter’s bill was $220 a month. After complaining to MLGW she was told that if you have a smart meter you are penalized 4% of your bill through TVA if your thermostat is not 78 or higher.

The woman, who lives on my street, decided she’d have her smart meter removed.

Another complained that MLGW installed a smart meter on her mother’s house after she died without requesting permission and the utility bills have more than doubled with no lights and no air. She claims they charged $157 installation fee, too.

Then one wrote: “Mine have doubled in my house as well and I am also told that it is because I keep my thermostat under 78. This is no joke. I have spent HOURS at the main office and they say that the smart meter knows.” She was also told “to use fans in summer and space heaters in winter…..this tells me that energy is not billed equally. Fans and heaters use electricity….so of this is correct then the smart heaters are some how able to read what is coming from central heat and air (electric) and charge accordingly and also penalize you for that.”
Someone else commented,”I’m looking into mine tomorrow! I knew something was screwy. I have a studio and keep my thermostat at 78 (I don’t mind the warmth) and my bill has still been over $100. Tomfoolery!”

Then, “I worked with women who make less than $30K yearly, living in low rent housing. One such woman’s MLGS bills have been over $700. This is outrageous…even after getting the landlord to look at electrical issues, she’s still the one responsible for the bills.”

Others disagreed and doubted the meter could tell the temperature of your house: “Sorry if someone has already addressed this. I don’t have time to read all the comments. I called MLGW and this is what I was told: When they first started the project to install the smart meters they were going to charge for them. But they decided not to. It was not clear if maybe they charged some of the first ones to receive them or not. If you feel you were charged for the unit, call them and contest. Charging 6% increase per degree under 78 degrees is not new, nor is it due to the smart meters. This has always been the cost structure. They can tell by the consumption. Again, has nothing to do with the new meters.”

Really? Then why the higher bills?
Someone else countered, “true, for every bill than was ‘lower’ you still have many bills than are much more higher than bills under the olde analog meters. Again, smart meters do not persay, warrant lower bills. MLGW customer service is one of the worst nation wide for energy companies. BIG MONEY GRAB.”

The abundance of liberal progressives in Memphis does not surprise me. They will always back things like smart meters. But I was surprised at how many people had exactly the experience many of us suspected would happen. I would say more than half were unhappy with the smart meters.

The Polls They Don’t Show You

The other day I had an older friend come up to me and whisper, “What do you think about the presidential election?” I told her I thought Trump would win. She whispered “I think so, too, even though they try to tell us he won’t.”

They do, don’t they?

Morning, noon and night we hear about Trump being the underdog; that the polls have tightened; that Hillary still leads; that Trump’s chances, according to guru Nate Silver (who was dramatically off in the primaries) gives Trump a 35% chance of winning.

Frankly, I don’t believe polls anymore. Most of the tight races they obsess about end up being 51-49 or 52-48. Remember Brexit?

Then my own eyes tell me that the crowds at Trump rallies are enormous. Not a one Hillary has held comes anywhere close. I don’t believe these people wait in line 4, 6 or 8 hours in the heat/cold just for curiosity about Trump.

Then there is the “monster vote” discussed on theconservativetreehouse.com. If you don’t read it daily, you are missing important analysis and information not readily available in the news.

The blogger has talked about the monster vote for almost a year. What is it? He/she feels there is an untapped voter base of people who haven’t voted who will come out for Trump.
“There are two important ratios to remember 65/35 and 55/45,” he writes. “Throughout the past year those who have followed political opinion will note the consistent and reoccurring appearance of these two sets of statistical ratios.

“First, a variant of the ratio “65/35” shows up in random series of obscure polling questions done by alternative or social media.”

One of them was featured by the Washington Examiner. It was eye opening.

A recent presidential poll done on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” found that viewers of the show strongly prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

Viewers of “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen, were encouraged to text in their presidential choice. The results of the survey found that 65 percent respondents favored Donald Trump and only 35 percent favored Hillary Clinton. The results of the poll shocked Cohen and his program’s guests, Heather Dubrow of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and Rob Corddry of the HBO series “Ballers.” Cohen was also told by his producers that this poll received more responses than any other poll ever done on “Watch What Happens Live.”

What makes the results of this poll even more surprising is that the demographics of Bravo viewers are far different than the average stereotype of Donald Trump supporters. Most of the viewers of Bravo, which is known for its “Real Housewives” series and other reality TV shows, are women and homosexuals. It’s likely that the old, white men in the crowd at Donald Trump’s rallies wearing “Make America Great Again” hats aren’t sitting at home watching “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

While many people will write this poll off because it’s coming from a place like Bravo, the results of this poll shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, just like other polls, these were the responses of voters. In fact, it should be a concern for Hillary Clinton that an audience likely filled with women and gays prefer Donald Trump over her by a wide margin.

I confess I do watch some Bravo shows and I am familiar with Andy Cohen. Sometimes these silly shows are the only alternative to the propaganda put out on networks. I highly recommend that Pope Francis tune in, too. He boasts that he doesn’t watch TV. He needs to. He needs to see what moral bankruptcy Western Civilization is in.

Anyhow, Cohen is a flaming liberal. He makes cutting remarks about Republicans and Trump all the time. He must have been gobsmacked to see this result.

Conservative Treehouse continues:

It should also be noted “65/35” shows up again in the NBC poll daddy result from the Commander-in-Chief forum.

The second ratio “55/45” – is a consistent ratio which shows up on within media comparative opinions which are more traditionally driven. Viewership of the Convention speeches (32.2M Trump -vs- 27.8M Clinton), is one 55/45 example. Non-adjusted battleground polling (raw data not modified) is another example of 55/45 showing up.

It’s an odd dynamic to find two consistent ratios “65/35” and “55/45” showing up repeatedly and predictably depending on the collection source. Non-traditional, or social media, matrices delivering “65/35”; and traditional matrices delivering “55/45”.

Within those two ratios there’s a pattern of consistency beyond random data. In essence, they appear too frequently to be just arbitrary coincidence.

With confidence in mainstream media at just 32%, there is no reason to believe the information they put out.

November 8 will tell it all.