On Things

On The Russians didn’t hack the election.

On The Russians are not our friends.

The loss was pretty heavily a Democrat own goal. They’d intimidated more Trump voters than they expected into silence. So they did not know how many extra fake ballots to prepare. If they had known, they had the big city machines to produce those in a number of swing states.

Either that, or they ran Hillary Clinton against someone who managed to appear slightly less unpalatable.

Compare RedState and Duffelblog.

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Post Election Commentary

From four years ago.

Marcus

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This is CNN

I think CNN should rename itself to “TNN.”  Not after its founder Ted Turner…  no, not for that.  It needs to re-brand the network after its arch nemesis, Donald Trump and start calling itself the “Trump News Network.”  Not that they like Trump or anything, no…  just the opposite.  They loathe the man on a visceral, animal level.  But they are completely and totally obsessed with the man.  They cannot break their gaze even for a minute from him.

So CNN will inundate us with Trump coverage for the next four years…  bet on it.  Very little else of any substance will come from that media outlet—that much I’d be willing to bet on.

So let’s start a petition and have them re-name the network.  It seems only fitting since that will be the principle subject matter presented for the next four to eight years.  Seems only fitting.

Your thoughts?

Marcus

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Questions of Purpose

1. It is not implausible that the media is doing these things at the behest of Clinton or someone else. We remember the Bush years, and the outcry of madness that seems in hindsight orchestrated. It is perhaps not a good thing that the media is pissing away credibility now, so that it couldn’t be used later in case of legitimate evidence of Trump presidential foolishness, incompetence, or evil.
2. The mass violence is almost certainly being funded and stage managed. The reason is unclear, but it should be noted that Trump may not be as able to see through this, or be as cold blooded as someone clear of urban areas.
3. The Russians almost certainly had a reason to intervene in our election.

Clear certain answers to these questions might be usable. It is tempting to say that the goal is undermining the institutions of our Republic, but that is reflexive. Dunno.

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The Left Has a Case of the Vapours

It’s nice to see that the collective freak-out of the left is carrying on without any reduction in intensity.  My advice to them would be to dial it down a notch or two.  This is a marathon not a sprint.  They are going to burn themselves out!

Hold on a second, I need to put my coffee down while I laugh hysterically.

Now where was I?

Nope, not done yet…  just a sec.

Seriously though, the media needs to put on their grown-up pants and quit stirring the pot.  They know exactly what messaging is and they are actively engaged in propagandizing.  Things are on the verge of getting ugly.  They need to knock it off before people start getting hurt.  I’ve seen the videos of people beating the shit out of each other and getting run over because of this election, and that’s not what I’m talking about.  I mean people really getting hurt.  We’re almost there and there’s no reason for it.  No sane reason anyway.

There are people on the left calling for and condoning violence right now and they have no idea what they are asking for.  They are ignorant children and those in the media need to start cooling off the rhetoric.  They have the power to do it, and they need to start before things go bad.

Time to start acting responsible for a change.  Are you listening Fourth Estate?

Marcus

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Death of the Republican Party

It seems it was not so long ago that I kept hearing how the Republican Party was in its death throes while Democrats were high-fiving, fist bumping and going to bath houses together.  Now it looks like the proverbial shoe is on the other foot.  So in an effort to save the party Harry Reid is endorsing Keith Ellison as DNC Chairman.  Because Ellison is from the Midwest or something (heavens only knows the logic).

Anyway, good luck Dems with connecting to Red State America.  I think your party elite are about as out of touch with the pulse of America as one could possibly imagine.  But you just keep on keepin’ on.

Marcus

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Polling

So it’s no secret that all the major news outlets blew it in terms of their polling numbers.  They all declared Clinton the winner with scant chance of Trump breaking 200 electoral votes.  We now know that the polls were wrong.  Dead wrong.

So during the same timeframe we kept seeing polls that indicated Obama was enjoying a 52% approval rating—some of the highest approval ratings ever seen for a president at the end of his second term.  So can we now assume that those numbers are complete and utter bullshit as well?

Hmmm….  something to ponder I should think.

Marcus

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Violence on the Left

Sadly there are thousands of people on the left that are not only taking to protesting the election of Trump, but are being violent about it.  The hypocrites who talk about ending hate and embracing inclusiveness are the very people spewing venom and marginalizing certain groups of people.  The left has always been intolerant, they just lie to everyone and even themselves.  Of course their biggest sin is believing their own rhetoric—or perhaps that’s a clear sign of their inherent ignorance.  Be that as it may, they hate anyone that thinks differently than them and they are raging at the world right now.

I stated before that I didn’t mind them protesting so long as it was done peacefully.  It is their right, and like I said before it is a release valve that helps keep the Republic stable.   But unfortunately we have the fringe elements in there committing acts of violence.  It’s probably the same agitators it always is—the anarchists, the communists and the socialists.  Smashing things and screaming about the evils of capitalism.  They are just opportunists embedding themselves in a larger liberal temper tantrum.  That being said, it would behoove those liberals who want to be taken seriously to police their own ranks and get the violent agitators under control—or distance themselves from them.  Nobody is going to take you seriously if you are out burning cars and busting the windows out of local shops and small businesses.  Nothing can hurt your cause more.

And speaking of causes, I’d really love to hear just one of them articulate exactly what they hope to accomplish with all this marching and yelling.  Throwing a tantrum is not a policy nor is it any form of strategic messaging.  It is quite simply—pathetic.  But it is their right.

All the stories about “cry ins” and grief counseling at the universities makes me roll my eyes as well.  Give me a break.  Crying is for children you mouth-breathers.  Though exceptions for adults are made for the deaths of close friends and relatives—other than that crying is for kids.  I recommend growing up if you want anyone to take you seriously.

Marcus

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The Media on Election Night

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More Schadenfreude

What you see here is the Obama team getting ready to receive the Trump transitional team.  They don’t seem to be terribly happy.

I really love the one weeping uncontrollably.

Marcus

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More Post Election Schadenfreude

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Post Election Reaction

I am so very glad that this election is over.  I have been sick of watching this thing unfold for so very, very long now.  Having it end is merciful and peaceful.

Well, not for about half the country I guess.  They are having a collective freak-out right now, but as a wise man once said…  better them than me.

I am not going to sit here and type about reconciliation and healing.  Though I do hope that happens.  But I remember how the liberals went from demonizing us after the last couple of elections and then smugly turning to us after their victories to tell how it was time to “come together” and move on.  I wanted to spit every time I saw that, so I will pay them the compliment of not insulting them in that manner and let them cope with this in their own way.

They are taking to the streets right now carrying signs and screaming and raging.  Let them do it I say.  So long as it isn’t violent.  The 1st Amendment is a right and a great release valve and something that will preserve the Republic.  I won’t criticize them for protesting if that’s what they want to do.

None of us know what’s in store for us in the next four years, I think that is fair to say.  I know more than a few Republicans that voted for Clinton rationalizing that “the devil you know” is better than Trump.  I guess we’ll see.

I do know this, Facebook sure is much more subdued today than it has been these last few weeks.  I suppose that’s a good sign.

Marcus

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Trump is President Elect

I couldn’t help feeling a deep sense of schadenfreude watching the liberals literally crying when Hillary lost.  I don’t know what the future has in store for us now, but for the first time in a long time I am hopeful.

Perhaps things will turn out okay.

Marcus

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I was wrong

My forecast for President this cycle completely in error.

Trump appears to have won. Decision Desk has him over. Not going to do my own calculations for mathematical certainty, as trying to get numbers on my own is a pain, and in the past, Decision Desk has stopped updating vote totals when they call a state.

decisiondeskhq dot com

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Election Day Approaches

We should do a drinking game for election day.  Any ideas for the rules?

Or else are we just going to get blind-ass drunk regardless?

Discuss.

Marcus

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Busloads of Voters… The Democrat Way

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Exactly How Racist Are White Liberals?

Well, here’s an example.

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Both Russian Patsies

Got bored, and checked twitter again, because I haven’t yet committed to closing my eyes until after the election.

This guy’s essay on the Clinton ties to Russian intelligence is worth a read. I’m not sure he is legit, I came across him on twitter during the primaries.

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1,700 US Troops Deploying to Iraq

Another deployment to Iraq for US servicemembers, without anyone in the mainstream media paying any attention to it.  Much ballyhoo was made by the Obama administration when we pulled out in 2011…  but not much has been said after ISIS filled the vacuum and we were forced to start sending people back in 2014.

Read about it here.

This and we just lost two Special Forces soldiers fighting up in Kunduz in Afghanistan.  We’ve been at war for fifteen years straight now and nobody even pays attention to it anymore.  We live in interesting times.

I wonder if either of the presidential candidates have a plan for dealing with this?

Marcus

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Down the Memory Hole

Anybody remember this?

Sandy Berger the former Clinton Administration National Security Advisor, said he made a “mistake” and was just “sloppy” when an FBI investigation revealed that he had stolen Top Secret memos and documents from the National Archives relating to the events surrounding al-Qaida attacks on America during the 1990s and in the year 2000. Archive security notified the FBI when they discovered documents missing, and saw Berger stuffing papers into his pants, socks, and a leather briefcase.

Upon investigation, Berger admitted that he had “made a mistake,” and took them. Unfortunately, Berger says he “lost” some of the documents, but that he returned some of them after his the FBI searched his home. Amazingly, he even returned some documents that the Archive hadn’t yet noted were missing! He apologized and said he had just been “sloppy.” This, from the former “National Security” advisor to the previous President of the United States, and security advisor to the current Democratic candidate for president.

A “mistake” is not a crime in most instances. Theft of Top Secret documents is a Federal crime that is supposed to carry extremely serious consequences. Being “sloppy” isn’t a crime. Clinton’s affairs might be described as “sloppy.” Lying under oath about them IS a crime worthy of impeachment, depending apparently upon one’s definition of the word “is.” Mr. Burger would have us believe that he was simply unaware of the procedures surrounding the security of Top Secret documents. He says he should have known that stuffing them in his pants and walking out might be a breach of security. For his “mistake” Mr. Berger has resigned as John Kerry’s advisor on national security affairs.


You can read the whole thing here.

I think I have identified a pattern.

Marcus

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