University’s mock election predicts Bernie Sanders will be next president

For some years now, Western Illinois University (WIU) has conducted mock presidential elections. Using that simulation, the university claims to have accurately predicted the outcomes of the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections.

According to a press release from the university, from October 20 to November 2, 2015, WIU conducted the largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the U.S., involving thousands of its students, who took part in simulations of the Iowa Caucuses, other state primaries, the Democratic and Republican parties’ nominating conventions, and the Electoral College vote.

WIU mock presidential election

Through those simulations, the participating students determined primary winners and the winning presidential ticket.

And the result?

According to WIU’s third Mock Presidential Election (MPE), the Democratic ticket of Bernie Sanders (president) and Martin O’Malley (vice president) won.

Bernie Sanders is a declared Socialist who only changed his party ID to Democrat in order to run for the 2016 presidency.

Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Democratic Party’s Sanders/O’Malley won more than 400 Electoral College votes and 741 popular votes.
  • Republican Party’s Jeb Bush (president)/Marco Rubio (vice president) got 114 electoral votes and 577 popular votes.
  • Libertarian Party’s Lex Green (president)/Rand Paul (VP) won 159 popular votes.
  • Green Party’s Jill Stein(president)/Peter Schwartzman (VP) got 50 popular votes. See www.wiumpe.com for more information.)

The university’s Centennial Honors College Director Richard Hardy said that “students from every college at Western [Illinois University] and virtually every school and department on campus participated by helping to organize the MPE and attending the sessions.”

The Mock Presidential Election simulation process had been developed by Hardy and John Hemingway, associate professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, when they were senior teaching assistants for American Government classes at the University of Iowa in the mid-1970s. In 2006, Hardy and Hemingway reconnected at WIU and began organizing the campus-wide Mock Presidential Election events.

For more information, see www.wiumpe.com, or contact Hardy at (309) 298-2228 or RJ-Hardy@wiu.edu.

If WIU’s simulation is correct, I can tell you why:

  1. Millions of registered Republicans did not vote because GOP elites finagled to have Jeb Bush, who has been at the bottom of every opinion poll, be the party’s nominee.
  2. Even more millions of Americans did not vote because they couldn’t vote for Donald Trump. Flawed as he is, Trump is the only candidate who is articulating the frustrations and aspirations of many.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Meet “Hijarbie” – the Barbie that is covered up!

Last week I told you about the new “lesbian” Barbie, modeled after homosexual and Clinton supporter Abby Wambach.

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Now a Nigerian woman has made what she is dubbing “Hijarbie.”

hijarbie

Haneefah Adam, 24, wanted to create a doll that dressed the way she did. Complete with a tiny hijab on her plastic head, the miniature fashionista could not be further away from the blonde doll that has brandished the bedrooms of millions of youngsters for almost 60 years.

Express UK reports that Adam said, “It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the UK. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”

You can see her creations here on Instagram.

I’m sure Barbie/Mattel will not have a problem with this Hijarbie, because “diversity is crucial.” As reader PatriotUSA pointed out on my other blog post, “When are they going to make a SOUTHERN Barbie wrapped in the Confederate flag in white and black?????”

Gee, ya think Barbie/Matttel would approve of this doll? My guess IS A BIG FAT NO.

pro gun barbie

h/t FOTM reader GiGi!

DCG

Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency’

Subhuman piece of you-know-what.

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An Iraqi migrant brutally raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool cubicle, resulting in the boy being hospitalized for his injuries.

The Daily Mail reports that a lifeguard immediately called an ambulance after the boy went to him in floods of tears. The perp didn’t even take off – he was entertaining himself by repeatedly jumping off the three-metre diving board.

Police arrested him on the spot at the pool in Vienna, and during an interrogation, he told them that it was a ‘sexual emergency’ as he had not had sex in four months.

The Iraqi, who had been working as a taxi driver in Vienna, told police he knew it was ‘a mistake’ and did not mean to ‘scar the boy’, reports Kronen Zeitung. But the migrant, who had entered the country through the Balkans on September 5, official records show, said he could not help himself as he had an ‘excess sexual energy’. He told police that he knew such an act was ‘forbidden in any country of the world’, and he was not ‘always sick’, as he has a wife and a daughter in Iraq.

And this is how far the political madness has taken over: At first, Austrian did not release details of the rape, which happened on December 2 at The Resienbad pool, to protect the victim. Reports emerged on Facebook and police said they must be sensitive about cases involving migrants, who have ‘been through a lot’, but that there would be zero-tolerance.

are you serious

Austrian media have also been following another case of a 13-year-old girl who is allegedly repeatedly being raped by her 26-year-old husband, who she married in Syria. However, the teenager has not spoken against her husband, who is claiming that he has the right to have sex with her after their marriage was consummated, under Islamic law.

h/t Weasel Zippers

DCG

Ezekiel and the fate of all terrorists

Achmed, the Dead Terrorist

Achmed, the Dead Terrorist

“Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of all her slain, all who have fallen by the sword. Their graves are in the depths of the pit and her army lies around her grave. All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.”
– Ezekiel 32:22-23

Chapter 32 of Ezekiel is a clear statement of what will happen to all terrorists. It lists the names of regions that are currently producing most of the terrorists that are troubling the world today. Iran, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq are in the list, the Palestinians, too.

Next time you see another ISIS dog and pony show on your TV, remember what you read in Ezekiel chapter 32.

“All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.”

Sunday Devotional: ‘Follow Me’

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,
of the gospel I preached to you,
which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
Through it you are also being saved,
if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,
unless you believed in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried;
that he was raised on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
After that, Christ appeared to more
than five hundred brothers at once,
most of whom are still living,
though some have fallen asleep.
After that he appeared to James,
then to all the apostles.
Last of all, as to one born abnormally,
he appeared to me.
For I am the least of the apostles,
not fit to be called an apostle,
because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and his grace to me has not been ineffective.
Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them;
not I, however, but the grace of God that is with me.
Therefore, whether it be I or they,
so we preach and so you believed.

harden not your hearts

Concerning what St. Paul said in the passage above from 1 Corinthians 15, “in accordance with the Scriptures,” please see “The Old Testament foretold the Coming of Christ”.

May the joy and peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…

No. 1: Jeb Bush, Republican

No. 2: Hillary Clinton, Democrat

No. 3: Ted Cruz, Republican

No. 4: Marco Rubio, Republican

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Wall Street or the securities and investment industry dominates the campaign contribution money race, having given $102 million to the 2016 presidential candidates and their super PACs.

top 5 industry donors for 2016 presidential candidates

Here’s another clearer graph (source: ZeroHedge):

Wall Street donations to 2016 presidential candidates

Still think there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Still think Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are for the “little guy”?

Donald Trump has received the least amount of money from Wall Street and, therefore, is the least beholden to Goldman Sachs, et al.

See also:

On January 12, 2016, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act — a bill that would have given Congress the authority to audit the Federal Reserve — fell 7 votes shy of clearing the 60-vote threshold needed to advance out of the chamber. The vote was 53-44.

The 44 senators who voted “No” are all Democrats.

Spearheaded by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the bill, if passed, would have expanded oversight over the central bank and, for the first time, empowered the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve.

This was how the 2016 presidential candidates who are senators voted (source: The Daily Signal):

  • Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted “Yes”.
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) initially said he would vote “Yes,” but ended up not voting.

See also:

~Eowyn

Having solved all other problems, the Seattle City Council wants to take on “livable schedules” for workers

Just what Seattle employers need: More government intrusion into their operations. You’d think the council would have more pressing issues to address.

government solve all problems

Seattle recently passed paid sick-time standards and a higher minimum wage (eventually it will go up to $15/hour). The Seattle Times reports that now the Seattle City Council might next consider legislation requiring more consistent and livable schedules for employees.

Two council members took part Thursday in a “Secure Scheduling Online Town Hall” held by Working Washington. From Working Washington’s web site:

Working Washington unites working people to fight for a fair economy where everyone can support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy. We work in coalition with unions, faith groups, and grassroots organizations to hold corporations & politicians accountable to community needs. We are building a powerful workers’ movement that can not only dramatically improve wages and working conditions, but can also change the local and national conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

The participating councilmembers were Lisa Herbold and Lorena González. They listened to workers speak about scheduling problems and said they would pursue legislation.

lisa herbold

Herbold chairs the council committee primed to take on the issue and said she believes the city has the legal authority to regulate worker scheduling. Herbold said she was a mother working in the restaurant industry during college. “I routinely had to make a choice between school and work,” she said, promising the panelists she would help write scheduling legislation “that meets your needs.”

Lorena González

Lorena González

González, who once worked in a fast-food restaurant, said, “This is about giving workers predictability. I worked three jobs to pay for college … I grew up as a migrant farmworker. I understand what it means to have a lack of predictability.

Employees from Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza participated in the online town hall meeting. They called scheduling by the companies “inconsistent,” “inconsiderate,” “unpredictable” and “disrespectful.” The people stated they have enjoyed working in the service industry but find the lifestyle unsustainable.

crybaby

A woman who works at a Starbucks said her weekly schedule can fluctuate wildly. “I’m supposed to be working 27 to 30 hours a week. That’s what I asked for. Two weeks ago, I worked 38. This week I’m working 22. Next week I’m working 15, and my only option is to go around to my co-workers to other stores in my district and beg to take a shift to cover that gap in my paycheck.”

Seems to me she has another option: Look for a job elsewhere. Shouldn’t be too hard to do since the economy is so great!

Read the whole story here.

I have a job and cook, clean, shop, blog, and live with a working military schedule (talk about unpredictable!) in my home. Somehow we manage to deal with that and make it sustainable. We are raising a nation of wussies!

Pajama Boy

DCG