Trump Wins NY – What did you expect?

Donald-TrumpDonald Trump won the New York state primary with around sixty percent of the vote.  Pundits were debating whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) would get some of those delegates.  Turns out, as most people expected, Cruz didn’t have a chance in a place where New York values among Republicans are more moderate than conservative.  Besides, Trump should have won his territory and convincingly.  After all, he’s paid quite a few people there a lot of money.

For the Trumpkin pundits, this will be touted as a “yuuuuge” victory.  And it should be considering he will most likely end up with practically all of the state’s 99 delegates.  Of course, these same pundits will now state that Cruz can’t win and that his only chance is to steal delegates and force a contested Convention.

Let me see if I understand this:  Cruz’s ground game has been far ahead of Trump’s, learning the rules and executing a very smart plan.  Trump, for his part, has been trying to brute force his way to the nomination and complains loudly to cover for his lack of due diligence.  Trump needed a sweep far more than Cruz needed to win any delegates in New York.

Trump underestimated Cruz’s ground game because he came into the process with ignorance.  How does that bode for a businessman President if he can’t figure out how the rules are supposed to work to make good deals?  Trumpkin’s of course just answer with, “Don’t vote for Lyin’ Ted Cruz!  Vote Trump and Make America Great Again!”

About the Minimum Wage argument..

McDonalds-KioskMcDonald’s has recently announced a new store concept where traditional cashiers are being replaced by kiosks, not only to improve service, but to reduce labor costs.

Andy Pudzer, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s, Jr. franchises says, “With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs,” Pudzer said. “This is the problem with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage. Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?”

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Tech and the Fourth Amendment – Gov’t should be limited.

technologyThe Department of Justice was in the process of using the courts to force Apple to assist in deactivating the security features on the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the shooter in the San Bernardino massacre back in December 2015, when it had discovered a way to access the data without Apple’s help.   What the DOJ wanted was to force Apple to make software to deactivate the “self destruct” mechanism that erases the phone once the number of unsuccessful attempts to enter the security code has been reached. Continue reading

Baltimore Riots and the “Glaring Problem”

baltimore_riotsI have been reading and watching the violence and rioting going on in Baltimore for a while. It is truly astonishing listening to the residents of the city, the pundits, and the elected officials and none of them seem to understand the basic principles of problem solving.

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Gwenyth Paltrow’s $29 a week for food misrepresentation

livinglieFrom CNN:

The amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits a person can get is based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Thrifty Food Plan. The plan estimates how much it costs to buy food, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

In this case, Paltrow will be spending just under $30 for groceries.

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