“Democratic panic about Russian disinformation neglects to mention that it was the White House that refused to stop it”
Old And In The Way
The Washington Pos reported this week that Kremlin-backed websites pushed “fake news” regularly portraying Hillary and the Democrats in a negative light. There’s really nothing new here for anybody who’s followed Russian propaganda for any length of time. Kremlin agitprop aimed at the West—properly termed disinformation—contains an amalgam of fact and fiction, plus lots of gray information somewhere in between which can be difficult and time-consuming to refute.
Yet again, President Obama’s unwillingness to confront Putin and his regime about anything—Syria, Ukraine, deploying nuclear missiles next to Poland—only encouraged the honey badger in the Kremlin to grow more adventurous and aggressive. By refusing to debunk noxious Russian lies, Obama encouraged Putin to tell more of them—including about Hillary Clinton. This culminated in the Russian intelligence operation which employed Wikileaks as a front to disseminate Democratic emails which had been intercepted by Moscow—as I told you months ago, and which the National Security Agency has recently admitted.”
Since 80 percent of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the study, noncitizen participation could have “been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes [in North Carolina in 2008], and Congressional elections” such as the 2008 race in Minnesota in which Al Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate, giving “Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote” to pass Obamacare. The Old Dominion/George Mason study was sharply attacked by progressive critics, but the mounting evidence makes clear this is a real problem.”
Donald Trump’s top aide, Kellyanne Conway, on Monday slammed an MSNBC report that said the president-elect was “furious” over comments she made Sunday about Mitt Romney.
Conway called the reporting “sexist” and said she could have any job she wants, according to MSNBC.
Top aides to Trump said they were “baffled” over Conway’s comments about Romney, MSNBC reported earlier Monday. A source said her comments escalate concerns that Conway is “pushing her own agenda” instead of driving Trump’s message.
Incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and incoming chief strategist Stephen Bannon are reportedly becoming frustrated that Conway is not becoming a team player.
Conway on Sunday blasted Romney, a possible pick for secretary of State, for comments he made about Trump during the presidential campaign. She also questioned if Romney would be loyal.
“I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of State position,” Conway said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
So what is going on here? If Trump is really considering Romney for SecState, why is Conway taking shots at the idea? Is she actually going rouge? If she is, that is a pretty good indicator Team Trump is in disarray.
Is she out there hacking on Romney at the behest of DJT? If so, what is the point of announcing that Romney is in the running and then publicly denouncing it?
If you have been wondering why the Stein/Clinton much delayed demand for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is happening now, Richard Baehr on American Thinker in his piece The Democrats’ real strategy in launching recounts seems to have the answer.
The recounts, if done by hand, which can be demanded, may take longer than the last day for completing the official counts in a state and directing Electoral College voters. If all 3 states miss the deadline, Trump is at 260, Hillary at 232. No one hits 270.
Then this goes to Congress, where the House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and Senate selects Pence.
If this goes to the US House and Senate, and the result is the same as result from the Electoral College without the recounts, why do it? The answer is to make Trump seem even more illegitimate, that he did not win the popular vote (he lost by over 2.1 million), he did not win the Electoral College (did not reach 270), and was elected by being inserted into the presidency by members of his own party in Congress. The Democrats’ real strategy in launching recounts
And then, of course the media will come in with a crescendo of coverage decrying Trump as an illegitimate President that will make what they did to GW Bush for eight years seems as a summer’s breeze to a tornado. And the goal of that barrage of anti-Trump coverage would be to, at “best”, force Trump from office, or so poison his Presidency that he would be largely unable to accomplish anything on his agenda, and “hopefully” make him a one term utterly ineffective President. I hope they fail.
Pat Condell again hits it out of the park with his latest video A Word To The Criminal Migrant:
This video is for all you third world criminals who are flooding into Europe illegally, by pretending to be refugees. You can watch it on the smart phones you all seem to have with you. It’s just to let you know that everybody knows you are mostly able bodied fighting age men, thousands of whom are pretending to be children, because you don’t have a shred of honor, dignity or shame between you. A Word to the Criminal Migrant.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement on the death of Fidel Castro.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.” Trudeau Castro Eulogy
Many leaders and commentators reacted with outrage at such delusional deliberately deceptive misguided leftist pap.
And then Twitter got a hold of ole Justin. And the mockery began. Some examples:
Today, we remember Darth Vader. A trustworthy friend, caring mentor, and loving father. May the force be with him.
Ted Bundy was a controversial man, but he will be remembered for his charisma and great love of women
Shadow of a Doubt @Shadow_ofaDoubt
We noticed it at the time. Everyone he deigned to campaign for lost their seat.
Yep. She lost, too.
“How Barack Obama wrecked the Democratic Party”
The collapse of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama occurred in three stages, each corresponding to a national response to Obama’s policy and political overreach.
In Stage One, the Democrats were decimated in the House of Representatives (and the carnage at the state level began). From Inauguration Day in 2009 until July 2010, the Obama White House oversaw the passage of 1) the stimulus package, the most expensive piece of legislation in American history; 2) the second half of the TARP-TALF financial-bailout bill; 3) the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reforms; and 4) the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Not since 1933 had there been a more aggressive legislative and regulatory agenda, and Obama’s determined march not only featured $2.7 trillion in new spending but the wholesale revision of the nation’s health-care system.
It was too much, too fast, too soon, and there was a national uprising against it that came to be known as the “Tea Party.” What resulted was a midterm in 2010 that cost the Democrats 63 House seats, the largest such defeat in 72 years.
Stage Two was the decimation of the Democratic Senate majority. In 2014, Democrats watched incumbent after incumbent swept away in a Republican wave eerily similar to the House wave four years earlier. In 2010, Democrats had held on to control of the Senate with candidates who received 29 million votes in aggregate even as the House was going Republican. In 2014, Democrats received 8.2 million fewer votes—a decline of 23 percent from 2010.
Stage Three only began on Election Night, and its contours are yet to be determined: the decimation of the Obama legacy itself.
One might say that it began, oddly enough, with Obama’s 2012 victory. He got his second term, yes, but for the first time in presidential history, received fewer votes in getting reelected than he had in his first run.”
The bureaucrats are in control. They have become the fourth and strongest branch of government in the United States – and they are unaccountable.
“The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress”
Before Grimand, Congress had already begun giving administrative agencies power to formulate specific rules to implement Congress’ general policy objectives. But in Grimand, the Supreme Court gave such administrative rulings the full force of law, with delegation mushrooming since.
The result has been ever-growing power for federal bureaucrats, enacted through reams of rules, imposing massively large costs on Americans. But bureaucrats need not clearly spell out their policies and their consequences to the public, much less submit themselves for voter approval. And whenever a scandal reveals some regulatory abuse or failure, politicians hide from their responsibility by blaming the bureaucrats they delegated the power to and then failed to effectively oversee.”
“Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol”
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go here for a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]
The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.”
I hope that everyone has been enjoying their Thanksgiving Weekend. It has truly been an enjoyable and deeply meaningful time for me. A thankful heart is a heart that is prepared to receive the blessings that come with the Advent Season and Christmas.
We are in a season of celebration. Enjoy these days to their fullest.
At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church, if we are able to be up and running today. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.
I got to know a really nutty CIA Field Officer, a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War who fought at the Bay of Pigs, as well as some of the Cubans of the 2506 Brigade who fought with him, during my time in Federal Prison. I met some really interesting folks while I was locked up. That’s just one of the many reasons why I wouldn’t trade that time for anything in the world.
There’s a lot of partying going on in Florida today, throughout our Cities with a Cuban population as well as inside our Prisons here, most of which have a Cuban inmate population. Everyone is hopeful that today will mark the beginning of a new way of life for the Cuban people. It will take much more than the Death of a Dictator to accomplish it though.
There are about 200 sites on the list. The Real Revo is not one of them – yet.
An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda”
We have used a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting, in order to initially identify (“red-flag”) the following as Russian propaganda outlets. We then confirmed our initial assessment by applying whatever criteria we did not originally employ during the red-flag process, and we reevaluate our findings as needed.
Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide “useful idiots” of the Russian intelligence services, and are worthy of further scrutiny.”
Vancouver, B.C., Canada is seeing it. The CBC did this piece on the difficulties there.
Permissiveness is a hallmark of libertarian doctrine. Here we see the results. Once permissive drug acceptance is instituted what does society do? Do we write these drug users off as volunteer Darwinists?
I am heartened that the video shows a group of volunteers working to help the overdosed drug users but are they doing them any favors?
I’ve returned to my hometown of Vancouver for a few days and am shocked and bewildered by what I’m seeing. There are marijuana shops all over the city now, many spouting the drug as some sort of miracle medical potion. Many storefronts along Granville Mall are boarded up. Then this report appeared on CBC’s The National last night:
For years the “brilliant minds” at Insite promised us that their way would solve the drug problem in the city. They sought to destroy anyone who suggested that abstinence based treatment programs were the answer.”
With a name like Cuomo you know he’s a radical leftist. But the others agree with him. He says the media must go into nonstop fact-checking and opposition mode against the Trump administration.
Losing is a bitch. This guy is throwing a tantrum.
You would think his bosses would be tired of the slide in viewership and have a talk with him.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: I like that you described his campaign as a happening. I see it all proof of a very simple notion, the media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact checking and opposition because otherwise you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day. That’s just the fact.”
He had a plan. He and the family were going to rent a big house in Washington DC from which he could raise hell with the GOP and keep his form of Muslim Progressivism alive in the government. They even rented the DC house. As befits his image of himself it’s an 8,200 square foot mansion.
But he just got ‘Shellacked’ again. Because he campaigned for her the Democrat Presidential candidate lost. The Democratic National Committee lost one, and then another, of its Chairwomen. Now it’s rudderless and they are talking about doubling down on the things that made them losers.
The telling thing about this is that the Obamas have decided to retire three thousand miles away in California, even if they have to continue to pay rent on the mansion in DC.
“THE OBAMAS ARE MOVING TO CALIFORNIA”
The Obamas are reportedly moving to California. Despite renting this family home in Washington DC from January, they are said to have purchased a new house in Rancho Mirage, a city located just outside Palm Springs in California, according to The New York Post.”
It is a truism that the best defense is a good offense. Remember the post about the leftists app to help poor progs in the bosom of conservative families if they ran into difficulties ruining enlightening Thanksgiving Day by spreading discussing leftist crap racial justice talking points at the dinner table. New Hotline Helps Lefties Discuss Racial Justice at Thanksgiving Dinner. Well, no longer must we conservatives just sit there and take it at family holiday meals. No Siree. We are going on the offensive with a powerful secret weapon … curmudgeon humor! Be That Obnoxious Conservative Uncle At Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a magical time when families gather together in a traditional celebration featuring gratitude, joyous fellowship, and the cruel mockery of insufferable millennial relatives. We are also seeing the rise of a new Thanksgiving tradition: tiresome, geek-scribbled columns about how to talk to your obnoxious conservative uncle at the dinner table that pop up every year on essential millennial websites like Vox, Salon, and Perpetual Barista.
But how about some guidance for those of us who eagerly embrace our inner obnoxious conservative uncle? Well, here are some helpful hints for when that smug tool spawned by your sister and her twitchy second husband opens up his piehole for something other than inserting pie.
Read the piece – it is a hoot! And if you don’t at least get a chuckle, then yo laff button be broke. And when you’re done, tuck it away someplace safe. ‘Cause progs never pass on a chance to misuse the piehole, and Christmas Dinner is right around the corner.
It was tough finding an appropriate movie for tonight. Everything I searched for wasn’t available. I found this one by accident. As Thanksgiving Weekends rolls forward I found a movie about an event for which we can all be thankful.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”