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Monday, November 7, 2016

Madame Secretary Versus Secretariat.

A very good friend of mine wrote that she was a nervous wreck going into the election and inquired if I felt the same. Everyone gets antsy at post time and frantic when the starting gate opens, some looking for a validation of their judgments and others hoping for a miracle. With less than 24 hour before the starting gun fires I can write that I'm extremely confident that Donald J. Trump will become the next President of the United States. I feel this for no other reason than the American electorate is occasionally imbued with a state of cussed orneriness. It savors the biblical prophecies that promise that the last shall be first and the first shall be last; the humble shall be exalted and the exalted shall be humbled. Humbling the exalted has always been a dear sentiment in the hearts of Americans. Michael Moore called it the FU vote in speech he has since regretted making. Notice he has his audience dancing on his hand but for some reason is now wishing he had kept his mouth shut.



Moving from the inspirational to the practical,the polls, no matter how skewed their samples definitely show Trump closing fast, breathtakingly fast! Two weeks ago Hillary was competitive in Texas; today she is fighting for blue Michigan. Ohio is all but ignored by the media as Trumps victory there is all but certain. The latest IBD/TIPP poll, the most accurate poll last cycle, has Trump leading by 2 points; 43% to 41%. The LA Times USC poll gives him a 5 point edge; 48 to 43%. Certainly there are more polls showing Hillary with lead but polling simply is not what it used to be. There are problems collecting random data as voters have moved from land lines to cell service. There is a proliferation of polling concerns that do not have the expertise to to conduct a poll and lastly there is biased polling the purpose being to drive the vote rather than to sample opinion. The ABC/Washington Post poll probably combines ineptitude with its bias. At one time it had Trump down by 13 only to have him up by 1 a week later. Public opinion just does not fluctuate like that. Currently it has Hillary up 4. Usually Democrats are over sampled often by 8 or 10 percentage points. Another cute trick is to over sample women or millennials, two groups that favor Hillary.
A demographic that gets little attention these days is the black vote. There were a few biased polls early on that showed Trump getting a mere 1%. There is some grousing on air about the black turnout being low in Florida and North Carolina but that is quickly brushed aside. There was one Rasmussen sample that showed Trump with 23% of the black vote. If that single datum is accurate it's lights out, game over, checkmate, Trump. Anything more than 13% and it's, tell you ma, tell your pa, I'm going to send you back to Arkansas. Gone is North Caroline, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Michigan.
We have been admonished to accept rigged and incompetent polling and to eschew so called anecdotal evidence and there may be some merit to that caution but when tens of thousands of Trump loyalist stand in half mile long lines for hours to see and hear the nominee while Hillary struggles to draw hundreds something is going on. The Trump rally in Leesburg, Virginia last night is one for the books. The event was originally scheduled for 9:30 pm, however due to overruns and delays Trump arrived around midnight. Yet they stayed.
When have we seen anything like the Trump phenomena?
We saw it 2010. Despite negative polling numbers when the day was over there were 63 new Republicans elected to congress. It waned in 2012 but 2014 saw another wave. We saw the failure of pollster and pundits in the Brexit vote just this year. I'm confident that Trump will prevail but something inside me senses a rout. Pollster Pat Caddell, who was on the wrong side of Reagan's 40 state victory, also sees a similarity to the 1980.
The greatest sporting event of my lifetime was the 1973 Belmont Stakes won by the legendary Secretariat. It was reported that the smart asses in the stands, read Matt Lewis, Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin could not see the victory even as Secretariat and Sham entered the third turn. Ron Turcotte, the jockey, according to the elite sporting experts, had failed to rate his mount, and Secretariat would die in the stretch. Penny Tweedy's super horse won by 31 lengths while setting a record that stands today. I post that epic race for your inspiration and my amusement. WE WILL WIN!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Is it all going down today?

  I have no inside knowledge. Just reposting what is on Twitter today.
  There are rumors of a major DC pedophilia ring to be revealed, including pictures, video and email.
  If you're like me, you haven't been able to function quite fully for a few days.
  Well, here it goes.
  If you're not on Twitter, you need to be. Most of Hoosierman and my comments are reflected on Twitter rather than this blog these days.
  Start here. Note a Wikileaks informant has already been murdered to get this information out to the American people.
  And Dear God.... and here.
Wikileaks
An Anonymous account
Hector Morenco
Patriot for Trump

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Huma And The Hidden Risks of Cyber Sex

While speculation is running wild and logic has given way to lunacy on the part of the press and the #Never Trump minions I feel I can afford to indulge in some of my own wild speculation.
John Hinderaker at Powerline blog did an insightful calculation:
Time out. Weiner’s laptop contains 650,000 emails? If he sent or received 200 emails a day, 365 days a year–a considerable number!–it would take 3,250 days, or just about nine years, to accumulate 650,000 on the laptop’s hard drive. It is not clear–to me, anyway–what would cause such a large number of emails to reside on the laptop, absent some sort of bulk downloads.
Hinderaker makes the point that people in the Abedin-Weiner income strata do not share the same laptop. I'll give him that. Even the ultra plebeian Hoosierman domicile can boast of 7 WIFI devices, two PC's, two phones, two Kindles and a Samsung tablet. In general we do not use one another's devices simply because the settings are customized to our personal preferences.
Hillary served as Secretary of State from the beginning of the Obama administration in early 2009 until February of 2013 or roughly 4 years. So 650,000 / (365 x 4) equals 445 emails per day, still a prodigious number for clintonemail.com and more than the ever changing number that was supposedly turned over to the State Department sans the 33,000 personal missives germane to weddings and yoga.
One problem that no one in the media has addressed is how Hillary and her cronies kept up with correspondence when it arrived through both clintonmail.com and the State Department's secure server. Surely there were times when the team wanted to compare opinion and data from legitimate diplomatic sources to the rantings of the prolific Sydney Blumenthal. I have no idea of how many emails pass through State's secure server and that number is probably classified but were at least some of the State Department secure emails auto synced to the Chappaqua server? That would take some smarts and a security clearance but Bryan Pagliano had both. Also it's possible that Dame Hillary could access State's email server from home and she may have had a legitimate email account if for no other reason than appearance. Try this. Set up a Richard Windsor account and State's FOIA compliance detail can find no emails to Hillary on any given subject.
So when it came time to shut down the Chappaqua server were there no emails worth keeping? Well yes, So load them on a thumb drive and move them to the last place the feds would ever look. Hide them on the laptop of the unsuspecting Weiner perv in a folder labeled Life Insurance just down from the folder labeled Dick Pics. Who would ever look there?
 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bombshell to come?

  Readers might want to check out this poster's research regarding what's to come out about HRC in the next few weeks. 
  He seems to be reputable; I have no idea what's a hoax and what's not these days but THIS sounds absolutely credible and needs to get out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Megyn Kelly: you are revolting

  All over today we see Meeeeegunnnn Kelly's interview with Newt in which she suggests Trump is a "sexual predator."
  I think we know what's happening here. I believe Kelly is fishing for a contract with another network (not that Fox has been fair and balanced on their other shows because they haven't.)
  Obviously Kelly is alienating her audience; her show is tanking because people are fed up with this same attitude: we know better than you because we are superior intellectually, monetarily and politically.
  I used to like her; the leather spaghetti straps was the last straw but this kind of thing is abominable. 
  Fed up.
 

Is Clinton's audience green screened in?

  I have to say this sure looks like a pretty poor green screen attempt. Note the black edge around her and the flatness of the audience behind her.
  The people watching just behind and under her look real, though why they would be recording her behind and her side with their cell phones is a mystery.
  Clinton even claims there's a full overflow room (something she did when she visited Toledo's 900 capacity venue).
  Eh, not so much. The cell phone cameras look pretty staged to make this poor attempt look real.
  Take a look and decide for yourself. The audio sounds phony too, like fake cheering added to the background.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stand your ground

  If you could bear to listen to Jokin' Joe Biden aka Plugs speak at the Toledo Public Library (another YUGE venue) today, you'd hear repeated references to "man" and "guys" and pretty much the whole Trump agenda, particularly job creation.
  The Main Library at Toledo was closed today, in anticipation of Plugs's speech. It doesn't appear there's capacity for more than 300 people maximum for this event.
  Biden said something about Trump winning the presidency so he could legitimately grope women.
  Um.
  Seriously?
  It becomes obvious at this point that the Democrats have found their bimbos so as to inoculate the Clinton machine from the abuses they have committed against women.
  Gosh, the guy's a blinking disaster.
  Anyway, it looks like Carville and Tucker Carlson will be in town arguing on Wednesday at the Stranahan, while Trump will be returning to Toledo on Thursday at the Seagate.
  Everyone who attends these Trump events is uplifted by the community spirit. 
  Look, mateys, things look dark right now.
  This is part of the psy ops campaign the Democrats are waging.
  For my Christian friends---Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord, you'll make all that's wrong and make it right.
  Stand your ground where hope can be found.
 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Why didn't Wallace ask CLINTON if she'll accept election outcomes?

  This past week has really been a hoot. 
  Most of my friends (and I myself, I must admit) were nervous that Trump would say something stupid at the debate. He did not. Yet the next day the clucking started about his not upholding the democratic process by not agreeing with Chris Wallace's stupid question about respecting the outcome.
  Wallace set up Trump on that one; did anyone hear Clinton answer that question?
  No.
  All we heard was Wallace trying to nail Trump and Clinton and the media using it later for sound bites.
  Wallace was the best of all the politicians, er, debate moderators, but he stank too, all in all.
  Meanwhile, Fox continues to alienate voters, not to mention promote hostility toward anyone Trump inclined.
  Additionally it's fairly obvious, if you're looking at all, that the Trump bimbo eruptions (including the latest by a porn actress) are manufactured to "Cain" Trump to inoculate the Clintons from their abuse of women, physically, legally and emotionally.
  So naturally whatever Trump did has to be worse than what Hillary and Bill did. They'll keep going, I'm sure.
  What's so galling is hearing Hillary Clinton claim that Trump has no respect for women, unlike the Clintons, who've treated women so respectfully.
  Trump's speech today was encouraging; if he keeps that up, we'll have a better chance of winning.
  That said, I'm still recovering from the trauma of watching the Al Smith dinner where even the priests were sweating and rolling their eyes.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fox loses, former viewers win

  I don't know about my reader/s, but I quit watching FNC on a regular basis a while ago.
  I quit reading RedState, Weekly Standard, NRO Corner, The Blaze and listening to Glenn Beck, who has totally gone off the rails.
  I could listen to The Five every now and then but that's over.
  WTH is wrong with these people since Ailes got booted?
  I despise the voice of Shepherd Smith so much that if I turn the tv on to watch Cavuto at 4, I immediately mute it so I don't have to listen to a single word he says.
  I got so tired of Megyn Kelly after her debate performance that one day when I turned it on, she was wearing a leather dress with spaghetti straps, her glossed and lined lips professionally pursed, I decided that I just couldn't do it anymore.
  And for her to suggest sexual harassment by Ailes and that Trump objectifies women after that Vanity Fair photo spread.
  I mean, this? Seriously? Ain't chu afraid of fallin' off that chair? And I bet you can't trump around the newsroom in those big chunky shoes, eh?



















 
Please don't even bring up anybody's sexuality, Meeeeegun, after this.
And this she considered appropriate for covering the RNC Convention:

  And Dana Perino?
  I used to really like her because she seemed kind and balanced.
  Now her Bush allegiances are so obviously out of the closet. 
  I can't watch her anymore; yesterday I read a post that she is furious about the Trump accusers and can't stand it anymore because Republicans need to start listening to these women, no matter how stupid and obvious they may be.
  So it seems somewhat rich that the execrable Rachel Maddow has surpassed Kelly's show
  My guess is it's not simply a matter of more viewers for MSNBC.
  It's a matter of Fox losing viewers who are completely fed up with the bias of the media.
  So just join the rest of the media, Fox.
  Don't hold anything back about who you want to win this election.
  It's pretty obvious Murdoch's globalist sons are trying to persuade voters.
  From DC Whispers:
Once again, Kelly’s numbers decline from the O-Reilly lead-in, and then those numbers go back up for the Sean Hannity show. None of the other cable news networks show this kind audience loss.
Word is, Fox News is bleeding advertising dollars now, with most of that loss focused on Megyn Kelly.
  Rumors are out there that MEEEGUNNN is in a negotiating year, hates O'Reilly and Hannity and wants somebody to leave the network or she'll walk.
  Ha. Ha. Too bad. So sad about those ratings. Nananeebooboo.

Clintons doing what they do best: eliminating the competition

  Admittedly, this has to be one of the nastiest political campaigns that we have ever seen.
  I have to say, though, that this is what the Democrats/MSM always do to Republican candidates, who never ever fight back so it's refreshing to see some aggression on the part of the R rather than just the D.
  See, the theory is this, IMHO. Smear wise, you go as low as you have to go to bury your candidate; the depth depends on how low your candidate already is.
  So we look at the Clinton cabal and how corrupt they are, not to mention the lasciviousness of WJC. This is pretty low.
  So, naturally, what do we do?
  We try to make Trump worse than the Clintons in the sexual intimidation category.
  (One wasn't upset with Trump's "groping hands" as long as  stayed above the waist. Ooookay. Others asked for money and influence for their businesses, as recently as a month ago. Suddenly they all come forward after Cooper purposely pushes Trump at the debate, all at once. NYT immediately runs a video with several cameras focused on the "victim," dramatic lighting and only missing the dramatic music. Coordinated? Hahaha!)
   So, well, that's all falling apart, with others coming forward to denounce the motivations of some of the women.
  But now the obviously wankered Trump accusations are being mocked across the web.
  My favorite is this:
Dave Grigger, a grave digger from Lazbuddie, Texas has made the shocking claim that Hillary Clinton forced herself on him during an airplane flight from Austin to Lubbock, Texas in 1979.
Grigger told the Lazbuddie Herald, ‘Yeah man… I was just sitting there cleaning my fingernails … drinking a Coors Light … and then, BOOM! She was on me like stink on a monkey. Tryin’ to kiss me, licking her lips, and singin’ ol’ Marvin Gaye’s song, Sexual Healing! And She smelt like sardines and Caress bath soap. I’ll never forget that smell!’
Grigger went on to say he was, ‘traumaticized for life’ but he hasn’t said anything until now because ‘he doesn’t want Hillary becoming President and what not.’
There are no witnesses to Mr. Grigger’s story but he earnestly told the Lazbuddie Herald that, ‘He’s swears to baby Jesus it’s true.’
  As you can see from this picture, Mr. Grigger is not in his prime anymore (to quote Eleanor Holmes Norton) and obviously a tramp (to quote Joy Behar) and therefore we obviously must believe him.
   Now we know that Democrats who are licking their chops to get this nightmare back into the White House and assume they are going to get away with, well, murder once she's in there. 
  He's complaining about the Hillary sardine body odor but we must ask this question.
  Why, why did she not smell and taste like the hot sauce she carries with her everywhere?
  Why
  Trust no one!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hillary's Faux Catholics

The astounding news that the Democratic Party had taken upon itself to undermine traditional Catholic doctrine is the most damning revelation produced by Wikileaks. It not only calls into question the qualifications for Hillary Clinton to seek the presidency but casts doubt on the assumption that the Democratic Party is fit to function in a free society. Are personal beliefs and convictions passe in contemporary American life? If the establishment of religion is role forbidden to government is it not also forbidden to those who would govern? John Podesta,  Jennifer Palmieri et al seem to believe totalitarianism is the logical next step down the road to globalism where only Islam will be unfettered it its quest for the hearts and minds of believers.
When did the Democratic Party get into the religion business? In 2005. According to Catholics United's Wikipedia page it was founded in order to provide Catholics such as then Senator John Kerry (and Senator Tim Kaine) a work around to advocate for abortion rights while remaining in good standing in the eyes of traditional Catholics.




Catholics United was founded in 2005 by Catholic social justice activists Chris Korzen and James Salt. It grew out of a 2004 effort called the Catholic Voting Project, which opposed Republican efforts to convince Catholic voters it was immoral to vote for U.S. Presidential candidate John Kerry because of his support for abortion rights

Not unexpectedly Catholics United, like most Democratic front groups, seeks salvation in gay and lesbian rights and clean energy. In electoral politics it has a perfect 0-4 record. In 2010 it dropped $500,000 on the reelection campaigns of Catholic Democratic Congressmen John Boccieri, Kathy Dahlkemper, Steve Driehaus, and Tom Perriello. All 4 had ridden the Obama wave into office in 2008 and were promptly dispatched in 2010 by the Tea Party wave. Also not unexpectedly it is headquartered in Washington DC. If one has a strong stomach one may like them on Facebook.
In a rather unflattering post the Catholic News Agency reported, "The education fund of Catholics United, a Democrat-leaning group that has clashed with the bishops on several prominent issues, received a grant worth almost its entire 2011 budget to recruit Catholic clergy in key swing states to support the Environmental Protection Agency.
The San Francisco-based Energy Foundation gave a $116,000 grant to the Catholics United Education Fund in November 2011 “to recruit and engage Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota” in support of the EPA’s “regulatory authority.”'

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) is a non-partisan, Roman Catholic, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, which aims to promote "the fullness of the Catholic social tradition in the public square"

That's according to its sparse Wikipedia entry. This Washington based tax scofflaw shares the same birth year of 2005 as Catholics United and was founded by Tom Perriello, the aforementioned one term Congressman from Virginia who has served as the Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes and the Congo-Kinshasa since 2015. It is currently headed Christopher Hale, a 20 something amateur theologian with good hair and sound teeth.
According to the Catholic Advocate both groups sought to soothe concerns about the abortion friendly language in Obamacare. By posing as legitimate representatives of the Catholic Church they gave cover to Catholic congressman wishing to vote for Obamacare. Catholics in Alliance also promoted “faith outreach” efforts, including “messaging work” for the pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius and the development of “faith-based messaging resources.”
Follow the money.

Despite their inability to engage in extensive lobbying, Catholics in Alliance has been extremely successful in attracting large donors. Never a friend to the Catholic Church, George Soros, one of the earliest donors, contributed $50,000 to Catholics in Alliance in 2005 and another $100,000 in 2006 through his Open Society Institute. Likewise, Smith Bagley, a major Democratic donor and fundraiser, whose wife, Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, is Chairman of the Board of Catholics in Alliance, came close to matching Soros with grants from his family’s Arca Foundation. With a long history of supporting progressive organizations like ACORN, the Gamaliel Foundation, People for the American Way, and Planned Parenthood, Arca contributed $50,000 to Catholics in Alliance in 2007 and another $75,000 in 2008.

Rich isn't it? Planned Parenthood supports the Catholic Alliance.
Imagine what else Hillary and her confederates have in mind for American Catholicism. Not since Henry VIII have we seen this much government intrusion into religion.

Why the same day, Dems/MSM? Cooper laid the groundwork, obviously

  Well, we knew this was coming soon. You knew it when Anderson Cooper acted like a prosecutor with Trump, asking over and over, "Have you ever..."
  The tactic is quite similar to the Stephanopolous tactic used on Romney, as I recalled, in which a "news" person repeatedly asks loaded questions in preparation for a Democrat dump on Romney.
  Trump should have brushed it off but, oh, well, we knew this would be coming anyway.
  You'll recall the "news" media/Dems used the woman tactic on Herman Cain.
  It's really remarkable that all the women who've been saying for years that Bill Clinton/Hillary as enabler are a poisonous duo are being called "tramps" and "middle aged looking" women who are "not looking their best."
  Now we have 4 or 5, eventually as many as it takes to ruin Trump, women/tramps/not looking their best claiming Trump was grabby and they're so hurt that the same day they've all decided to come forward to complain about Trump.
  So where's the planning here? Why would you so transparently break the stories of 5 women on the same day, other than simply politics?
  Undoubtedly there are more "tramps" waiting in the wings for their moments in the sun of Hollywood/D.C. approval.
  So why wait to spring a political October surprise? Why not when he first decided to run?
  Sorry. Doesn't cut it.
  Cooper prepared us for this. They ALL knew there was more because it's all a plan to inoculate Hillary and her thugs from the reality of her character and behavior.
  She's a crook.
  It's just too bad that more people will be chanting "CNN sucks" in future days.
  And it's too bad that a paper like the once respectable but now broke NY Times is going bankrupt for their Mexican billionaire owner for this one thrilling moment.
  You and your kind truly are irredeemable.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Republican cowards run from Trump

  Let's get this straight.
  There's no excusing what Trump said; there's also no excusing what he has done in his past.
  The problem with people like Mark Kirk pursing their lips and condemning Trump's behavior that we ALL KNOW everyone's got things in their past; if you're a politician, however, you've worked hard to hide what you've done.
  Meanwhile the woman who had a 12 year old affair with Bill Clinton claims Hillary has, well, if you've read the Drudge Report today you know what Flowers said about her sexual escapades.
  So let's not try to excuse this.
  But let's understand that personal selfishness doesn't usually get people killed, or steal money from Haitian people, or break the law by destroying government information, not to mention completely open borders.
  So Mark Kirk, Jason Chaffetz, please understand. You've had decades of shielding your private behavior from the public.
  Y'all (this includes Democrats) were so excited to get invited to Trump events before he decided to run for president and to surround yourselves with glamor and wealth.
  But now that he's running for POTUS, y'all are acting like you're so much better than he is and in fact he has cooties.
  This is BS.
  One thing you can count on is that Republicans will run in the face of conflict  and leave the wounded on the side of the road.
  Is there more on Trump? Undoubtedly.
  The fact we never expected an angel factors into this. People who are so freaked out about this were never going to vote for Trump anyway.
  Does this affect my support?
  Of course not. 
  Buck up, dummies. It all comes down to this.
  HIllary hates America. You are deplorable. Irredeemable.
  Donald Trump loves America. And HE has the most to lose in this race.
  She only has a long held dream of complete power slip away from her.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The UNWATCHABLE Five at FNC

  My numerous fans--ok, 3 people--have asked me what I thought of the Kaine-Pence debate.
  I thought exactly the same thing all YOU thought.
  It was disgusting. Appalling. Obnoxious. We were YELLING at the television through most of the 90 minutes.
  The moderator was ridiculous. Her voice grated; it had some kind of unctuous buttery "I'm so smart" quality that made me want to throw the remote at the tv just to experience the satisfaction of hearing the crash crackle pop.
  Truthfully, Clinton had much more to lose in the VP debate than Trump because her health is in question, not just in a "Did you know she's almost 70?" way but in a "Will she die on the floor right in front of our eyes?" sort of way.
 Pence was intelligent, warm and reassuring, while Kaine was....well, you know what if you watched it. Unwatchable.
  Why did we hang around to see the end?
  Another thing I might add is this.
  I consider Fox's The Five almost as unwatchable as Shep Smith these days.
  One of the most offensive persons is Dana Perino, whom I used to enjoy. She seems like a W. Bush surrogate these days, barely able to conceal her contempt for not only Trump, but those who champion him. 
  Perino said on The Five the other day that she sympathized with Quijano. There was something about how she was a good mother, nice person, blah blah blah.
  See, I don't KNOW Quijano, nor do I want to know her. I do not sympathize with her.
  She is another bigot in the press mocking anyone who doesn't agree with her, as far as I'm concerned.
  I am not part of her circle, nor do I know her personally.
  The problem is that these people--Republicans and Democrats alike--are all part of one big sickening oligarchy who, regardless of party, want to stay in power and perpetuate their free health care, their free parking spaces, their limousines and their free whatever.
  I'm sick of Greg Gutfeld and Dana Perino not to mention Brit Hume.
  I'm sick of them.
  I'm sick of their mockery of people like me, of Trump and their silent obeisance to the Clinton cartel.
  So that's what I thought of the VP debate. 
  Pence and Trump represent upheaval, just as Hoosierman said in his latest post.
  This is not really about Trump. It's about a movement.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oops! Obama got it right

I get a certain queasiness when I find myself agreeing with Obama but upon reflection I've decided to give the ISIS founder his due.

“I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party,” the president told New York Magazine.
 He is absolutely right. Palin came out of the North in 2008 like a Viking warrior and for the first time in recent memory became a politician that people actually wanted to hear. Like Trump she could pack a venue while she gave life to a lackluster McCain campaign. Hundreds of thousands turned out to hear an Alaskan housewife vouch for the credibility of an American war hero. It was Sarah people came to see. A rally just outside of St.Loui's drew 17,000. At St Petersburg the estimates ranged from 25,000 to 60,000. In 2010 she drew 10,000 to Searchlight, NV, a town too small to appear on most maps but the birthplace of Harry Reid who would be hard pressed to draw a tenth of that. Her message to Harry Reid? "You're fired."
In 2010 Palin became a rock star in the fledgling Tea Party movement. She was instrumental in the rout that saw the Democrats lose 63 House seats 6 Senate seats and over 700 state legislator seats. In 2011 while on the "One Nation" Bus Tour Palin received an invitation to join Donald and Melania Trump at Trump Tower.
Judging from life style and backgrounds it's hard to imagine Palin and Trump in the same universe but they share many of the same values and differ on many more. The common trait both have is the ability to project authenticity. Both when they are right and when they are wrong the voters know they are getting the real deal. The dissatisfaction voters felt in 2008 with the banks and later the auto make bailouts has not abated. Knowing that one's fate and the fate of millions of other Americans is determined by political connections has produced deep cynicism and distrust of the political class. Trust in the old order went South with the jobs.
Sarah started the fire and trump will keep it blazing.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Did Trump leak his own tax returns?

  Mike Cernovich at Danger and Play asks the question: Why did Trump leak his tax returns?
  This is a provocative question, provocatively answered. I have to say his logic makes sense. 
  And, I have to say, you don't see any of those bleeding heart Buffetts offering to pay extra. It's the tax code, y'all, all 75,000 pages of it.
Why did Trump leak the returns rather than release them?
Trump can talk about his comeback story and America’s comeback story while still bashing the hoaxng media for publishing “illegally obtained” or “possibly forged” documents.
  Dilbert's creator Scott Adams says it was either the "smartest or the luckiest thing that has happened to him in the last year."
  Really, this is hilarious.
  As Cernovich says, he played the media again.
  That wily coyote.
  Or should I say Road Runner, in for the long haul?

Thanks, Hollywood actors, for nothing

  If you can stand what's happening in the news, you may have seen that crappy actors' video instructing us to vote for Hillary.
  You know, the video from actors who routinely chastise us for driving too much just before they step into their private jets to fly to Paris for an elegant night in Cannes, or at least what's left of Cannes since the recent "refugee" invasion.
  This is funny and indicative (along with Pepe the frog) of the humor of the right wing, which seems to be finding its chops in recent years. Maybe it's Trump's influence. I dunno.
H/T Conservative Treehouse

HIllary to campaign in blue Toledo

  So Hillary Clinton is going to be in Toledo tomorrow, just announced.
  I find this strange.
  First Chelsea was here speaking to a room of about 150 people.
  Then Bill was here speaking at a high school with screaming women. Didn't catch how many showed up for that.
  Then the Clinton campaign and media say they've given up on Ohio because we don't matter any more--too old and white.
  Now today we are told she will appear at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, 415 Emerald Ave, a place, frankly, I've never heard of, not that I cross the river that often.
  So since the announcements are saying that "tickets are limited" I found room capacity online, even though it looks like it's a train station and room capacity seems a bit weird.
  Apparently there's a wedding venue there and a "grand lobby" (room?) that seats maximum 650 people. The parking lot has a capacity for 107 vehicles.
  You can see what the venue looks like here.
  Trump just appeared at the Stranahan which had, I understand, a capacity crowd of 2500+. In July, he appeared at the Huntington Center which has an 8000+ capacity, which he filled.
  So her campaign is not aiming very high for numbers and I thought they gave up on solid blue hard core Democrat Toledo anyway?
  Curiouser and curiouser.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gary Johnson-it's not just about Aleppo

  In case you were thinking about voting for the "libertarian" who also happens to be quite progressive, you really need to watch this video.
  As much as the press harps on Trump for not being presidential enough, this video should help you make up your mind about voting for Gary Johnson.

It Takes A Village Idiot

Normally I would not post a video this long as I think viewer interest wanes after a few minutes but I enjoyed all 22 minutes. It's funny.