Dear Donald Debate Bits

On the nightly news they were saying that The Donald was looking for debate guidance from online. Unfortunately they didn’t say from where or how ( probably a tweet? ). Their web site didn’t have anything on the top level about it, and I’m up to cook dinner soon so don’t have time to search. That means I’m just going to put my little bit of advice here.

The Only Advice I’d Give

Everything else is elaboration on just one point:

An election is about electing the national Dad (or Mom). Right now you are seen in many circles as the “grumpy unstable Dad” who’s a bit mean. Nobody likes a spanking… Hillary is coming across as the whining yelling angry Mom. Nobody likes a yelling angry Mom. So your main job in the debate is just to come across as the Dad I see when you are talking with your own kids.

Kind, understanding, proud of them, and generally a guy I’d like to have a beer with.

Talk to us like you talk to them.

Hillary will be trying everything she can to get you into attack mode. You want to let here get ever more shrill and ever more frustrated and become more of the Yelling Mom. For that, humor and embarrassment work better than attack. Remember Mr. Reagan’s “Now there you go again…” with a sly smile and his “I’ll not let my opponents youth and inexperience be an issue” when asked about age. Basically, be seen as having some fun with the debate, not working hard at it, and certainly not being Angry Dad With A Belt.

Yes, folks want a strong Dad. One who can take care of the neighborhood bully for them and rescue them when they get the car stuck in the sand… but they want that Dad to not overtly chastise them in front of their friends for being out at the river in that sand when they were supposed to be somewhere else. Show them you are that Dad. Strong, firm, and understanding…

When someone asks your Dad “What’s the Magna Carta?” and he doesn’t know, they don’t want some lame half attempt at making something up. They want him to be comfortable in his own skin and know his limitations. To say “We had that in 8th grade history, but I don’t remember it any more. Is it relevant? If so, I review it.” Simple statement of fact, not flustered by not-knowing, happy to admit the same human limitations we all have. It makes Dad human, and thus accessible. Then the “I’ll learn it if / when I need it” is reasonable to most of use as we’ve all forgotten what it was too and don’t see how it is relevant to us right now either.

So don’t be afraid to say “That sounds like a policy wonk issue. I’d hire a Policy Wonk to work it.” The crowd will love it.,.

So that’s my advice. All of it.

Thanks, Dad!

I’ll be rooting for you…

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75 Responses to Dear Donald Debate Bits

  1. H.R. says:

    My wife found this today regarding the debate prep. Quite the amusing political cartoon.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/cartoons/2016/09/beeler0921.html

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    Hillary only has preconfigured liberal talking points to mouth. Donald can think on his feet and build his argument on the fly. The debate is supposed to be standing, Can Hillary even remain standing unsupported for that length of time? The only question should be, How hard will the moderators work to help her look good and Trump look bad? Liberals do not play fair, they play to win. Winning is the only thing. Fair play is for losers and conservatives…pg

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    @H.R.

    I love that… er this

  4. philjourdan says:

    Trump has been in entertainment for years. The person that people see on his show is not the real Trump. He knows how to do theater. After the MSM trashed Lauer for not being an anal butt plug for Hillary, I expect the “moderators” to be doing a lot of gotcha questions. Your advice to him is very relevant as that is the way to dismiss those questions without appearing arrogant or ignorant.

  5. H.R. says:

    @pg – “Can Hillary remain standing… [?]”

    I liked the voter panel in the cartoon. It looked to me that the prep is for a drinking game during the debate. Every time Hillary lies (or does a face plant), you down a shot. Every time Trump says “y-u-u-g-e,” you down a shot. All the bottles at the ready are due to expectations that the voters will be very busy downing shots.

    @E.M. Thought that one would tickle your funny-bone.

    @phil – I think the main tactic against Trump will be to get him mad because his natural reaction is to hit back when hit. I’ve noticed that he has been coached to avoid that as the campaign has progressed, and it seems to me there are fewer reports of him lashing out with some response that is less-than-clever.

    I think some of his coaching may be to list his known hot buttons, where he can expect to be baited with insults, and then prep him on clever responses that turn the baiting back on Hillary.

    By the same token, he needs to get Hillary into her yelling-screeching harridan mode, which just ain’t pretty. In Hillary’s favor, she may just be too low energy to screech anymore.

  6. gallopingcamel says:

    Great advice………………….nay, brilliant advice!

  7. Gail Combs says:

    H.R. says: “….By the same token, he needs to get Hillary into her yelling-screeching harridan mode, which just ain’t pretty. In Hillary’s favor, she may just be too low energy to screech anymore.”

    Not by the most current evidence.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/22/hillary-clinton-just-made-it-weird-bizarre-labor-union-teleconference-message/comment-page-1/#comments

    I am going by comments, I didn’t beat Hubby to his computer this morning to see the video.

  8. H.R. says:

    @Gail – thanks for the vid link.

    HA! There’s life in the ol’ girl yet! But will there be any after the first 30-minutes of a debate?

    Trump will have to get her to start screeching early on, but then I’d have to down two shots; one for the screeching lies and then one for the resulting face plant ;o)

  9. Gail Combs says:

    What is interesting is her complaint “Why am I not 50 points ahead of Trump”

    Given the accurate polls the DNC has that could very well mean that it is TRUMP that has the a 50 point lead. 10% ‘other’ 20% Hilderbeast and 70% Trump. Since it is about 1/3 independent, 1/3 repub and 1/3 democrat and ~ 50% of the democrats were Bernie Kids, that is not at all out in left field.

    After all WHY pick 50% lead? Why not 5% or 10% given the public polls?

    The pick of 50% either means that is Trump’s lead OR the Elite made a really bad miscalculation and thought no overt push back against the PC SJ warriors screaming, meant there WAS no silent resentment building. Or both. Given the Globalists are out of the closet and ‘The New World Order’ is now found to not be some crazy tinfoil hat theory, ‘the 70% for globalism’ assumption by the elite is also a valid miscalculation.

  10. Larry Ledwick says:

    Let’s take that premise just a bit farther. Right now even in polls which significantly over sample democrats they can’t give her a strong lead. The lead in battle grounds states has been steadily shrinking of late, all pointing to voters rejecting her.

    Now suppose you are a democratic party hack, and you have looked at the internal polls, and know there is going to be a massive repudiation of HRC at the election.

    What do you do? Do you continue to throw good money after bad just for the show, or do you start changing your attack in the last few weeks of the campaign to position the Democrats who survive the culling for a strong opposition position in a Trump political world?

    I suspect that you will see funds shifted to congressional candidates who still have a good chance of winning and the message will shift to de-legitimize the Trump victory. We are already seeing some of that with the Russian hacking issues.

    Also with a deeply embarrassed Democratic party and a seriously chastised (establishment) Republican leadership following a Trump victory how will things change?

    Will the Establishment Republicans finally grow a spine and start helping to roll back some of the damage or will they create a loose coalition with the Democrats to protect the globalist gains already made.

    I fear the latter, so it will take another one or two election cycles to flush those folks out of congress.

  11. philjourdan says:

    Will the Establishment Republicans finally grow a spine and start helping to roll back some of the damage or will they create a loose coalition with the Democrats to protect the globalist gains already made.

    I fear the latter, so it will take another one or two election cycles to flush those folks out of congress.

    I have been saying that all along. That is why when the subject of what I SUPPORT about Trump, the answer is never his promises. It is the fact that what he will accomplish is a bloody nose to the establishment of both parties.

  12. Gail Combs says:

    Phil, just the fact that Trump has gotten this far and has this much support is a YUGE bloody nose to the Uniparty.

    Also there is a lot that can be done WITHOUT congress. There are many many laws on the books that are ignored and the entire admin is under the president.

    Trump does not NEED Congress if he wants to wipe out most of the E.O.s not just of Obummer but of many other presidents. He can sharply trim and may even be able to get rid of departments entirely. He can have those departments rip up ALL their regulations and write simple to understand and simple to implement regs. No more than twenty page or twenty five per department (or what ever)

    Most of all he will appoint Constitutional instead of progressive constitution hating Supreme court and other justices.

    And then there is the Department of Justice…..

    The biggest asset that I see is the fact that Trump is used to being the CEO of a huge corporate empire and knows how to pick really good smart loyal and honest talent. Believe me Trump already has his cabinet and department heads picked and they already have their support staff picked. Trump is going to hit the ground running. Congress isn’t going to know what hit them as they get left in the dust in the first week.
    >>>>>>>>>>>

    Side note on treaties. Many treaties are executive agreements and not Constitutional treaties, I think he can renegotiate those without any input from Congress since they never were involved in the first place. Second is ‘Fast Track Authority’ and that I think got passed. This means the president has a heck of a lot of authority to negotiate and renegotiate international agreements.

    From WIKI:

    The fast track authority for brokering trade agreements is the authority of the President of the United States to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or deny but cannot amend or filibuster. Renamed the trade promotion authority (TPA) in 2002, fast track negotiating authority is an impermanent power granted by Congress to the President. Fast track authority remained in effect from 1975 to 1994, pursuant to the Trade Act of 1974, and from 2002 to 2007 by the Trade Act of 2002. Although it technically expired in July 2007, it remained in effect for agreements that were already under negotiation until their passage in 2011. The following year, the Obama administration sought renewal of TPA authority, and in June 2015, it passed Congress and was signed into law by the President.[1] Known as the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, the legislation conferred on the Obama administration “enhanced power to negotiate major trade agreements with Asia and Europe.”[2]

    This is better on the technical details of fast track
    https://www.brookings.edu/research/fast-track-trade-promotion-authority/

  13. Gail Combs says:

    Larry,
    Simple answer:
    What do you prefer, opening a dialog with Russia or possible nuclear war?

    Nasty answer:
    I have already talked to the presidents of Mexico and of Egypt, unfortunately thanks to Hillary unfounded hysterics I can not talk directly to Putin however it is very very important that I have a good handle on Russia if I become president therefore I have an adviser who knows Russia. After all not only has Hillary met with Putin, Hillary Clinton was cheerfully selling them a huge chunk of America’s uranium stockpile, right after a Russian bank paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech. “…. the total donations from Uranium One [Russian] shareholders to the Clinton Foundation exceeded $145 million, in the run-up to Hillary Clinton’s State Department approving the Rosatom deal, which gave Russia control over about 20 percent of U.S. uranium.”

    Do you REALLY think the DemonRats and their lapdog media want to go there?

    Here is another take on Putin plus some of Putin’s speaches. (I very much dislike Roberts anti-Semitism BTW)
    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/?s=putin

  14. E.M.Smith says:

    The more I look at the actions of Russia and the reactions by TPTB of the west, the more I see rational nationalism from Putin and hystrionic globalist propaganda ranting about it…

  15. Gail Combs says:

    E.M. That is my take on Russia. I figure the elitist Propaganda outlets are gas-lighting the American people because Putin will not agree to surrender Russian sovereignty to the Globalists.

    The Russian people, No fools they are hoping for Trump and a sane US presidency.

    I saw a video on Hubby’s computer with subtitles where Russians were asked.

  16. Larry Ledwick says:

    Larry,
    Simple answer:
    What do you prefer, opening a dialog with Russia or possible nuclear war?

    Right now we have both — Russia is playing the Obama administration like a fiddle.
    Dialog is obviously preferred, but you also need to keep clear eyed awareness on the reality of the situation.
    1. Putin is a Checkist – that means he ALWAYS does what he perceives to be in Russia’s best interest and “His” best interest. The real question is what is his agenda and intent? If they are benign legitimate national self interests not a problem, but you need to be aware of the historical background of Russia. He is driven by a need to “make Russia great again” is that a great Russia as in a prosperous and healthy country or a great Russia in the Stalin mold? Is that a need to get revenge on the US and NATO or just a need to gather enough strength to be seen as an equal player on the world stage?

    As Reagan said “trust but verify”

    2. Russia is current rearming for war, and the ability to be a strategic and tactical match for the US and NATO. Not a problem if they have the restraint that Khrushchev had during the Cuban missile crisis and although willing to push the envelope to improve their position like any good chess player they understand and will respond to unacceptable risk.

    3. Russia historically since WWII has been the leading provocateur and opposing intelligence operation in the world to the Democratic west. They are very very good at manipulating western democracies and creating chaos both in governments and societies that they can manipulate to their advantage.

    Like trading with a used car salesman, you need to be cautious and careful, and aware of the range of ways they can screw the customer. Dialog is good as long as those involved are not being played and understand the greater picture and are only seeking legitimate self interests.

    Given Putin’s penchant for assassinating those he dislikes openly there is clear evidence that he has no qualms about walking in Stalin’s foot steps and might be drifting slowly in that direction.
    It would be foolish and very dangerous not to recognize that and include it in your calculus of negotiations.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/stalin-rises-again-over-putins-russia-six-decades-after-his-death-a6893826.html

    http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-military-back-9181

    Russian rearmament may be a legitimate effort to restore the military capabilities lost following the collapse of the USSR, but they could also be precursors to even more aggressive behavior if Putin feels the rest of the world will let him get away with it. He has repeatedly tested Obama and our administration and considers us to be paper tigers and fools. For a man like him, that is an invitation to aggression. If he perceives Trump as a worthy and honorable opponent and is willing to set up a legitimate spheres of influence and tolerance with us, negotiation would be good, but the negotiators need to be cautious and careful and willing to look for the shoes behind the curtain.

    To understand Russia and her penchant for manipulation of other countries governments and populations through media and provocation/disinformation you really need to read the book.

    https://www.amazon.com/Disinformation-Strategies-Undermining-Attacking-Promoting/dp/1936488604/ref=sr_1_1

    It is an eye opening look at how much the Soviets (ie Russia) influenced world affairs post WWII, they had a far bigger impact than is generally accepted. In their world and world view, strength is a good on its own account and they are willing to use that strength with very few western constraints if they think the cost will be manageable. Negotiators must be cognizant of the difference in our world views. Obviously Kerry and HRC are totally clueless on this account. The question is how much “clue” does Trump and his representative have. Given their extensive Russian connections it is worth watching to access if he is being played, is a player, or just doing business.

    Given the massive data gathering of information that the Russians have engaged in recently it is fair to ask what are they preparing for? Are they doing it because our officials are stupid enough to let them, or do they have a specific agenda that they are working toward?

    I am not anti-Russia, but I am very wary of them because I know their history, and the track record over the last decade or so as Putin has locked down power and control in Russia. The last time our government was so thoroughly penetrated by Russia was during Stalin’s era. We have never been so militarily limited as we are today in the last 70 odd years.

  17. Gail Combs says:

    Larry, I do not trust Putin but I do not think he is crazy either.

    Does Russia play the USA? Oh Yes!

    This is from a CIA operative
    BOBBY KENNEDY and the KGB

    …KGB officers, working under a variety of covers, implanted this influence payload. In what must be considered a success of the highest possible level, a KGB colonel, military intelligence officer, operating under TASS cover, assessed and developed the callow Attorney General of the U.S., whose power far exceeded his job title. As the younger brother of the young President, Bobby Kennedy was one of the President’s closest advisors, 35 years old at the 1961 inauguration.

    The military career of Bobby Kennedy, a dilettante who thrived under the patronage of his millionaire bootlegger father, may best illustrate the special dispensations he received, throughout his short life.

    Bouncing between boarding schools during WW2, just before he turned 18, apparently to avoid the draft, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. He was immediately accepted into the Navy’s special training program for college-aged officer candidates, sort of an early ROTC. He, of course, was accepted at Harvard’s version of the program. He did nearly two years in the program, bouncing from Harvard to Bates, and back to Harvard, until the Navy commissioned a ship named after young Bobby’s brother, the U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., surely on the command of Daddy Kennedy, the Democrat power broker.

    In February, Kennedy used his father’s Progressive patronage power to obtain a discharge from the officer candidate program, to serve as an apprentice seaman on the USS Kennedy. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that the peripatetic Bobby Kennedy’s 119 day tour as a seaman on his daddy’s ship had nothing in common with a typical seaman’s sea duty. Arriving on February 1, he left the ship on May 30, and was discharged, honorably from the Navy.

    Supported by the Kennedy family’s house newspaper in Boston, he flitted about the world, pretending to be a reporter for a few trips, until he finished law school.

    He was immediately ensconced as a lawyer in the Department of Justice in Washington DC, for three months, before his daddy got him a job as a prosecutor in Brooklyn. He only lasted at that job for four months, resigning to “manage” his brother’s Senate campaign. After the successful campaign, daddy again pulled strings, and young Bobby landed a job with, ironically, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations.

    His tenure with McCarthy was more than seven months, a long time for this daddy’s boy on the move. He left the Senate job to work for, no surprise, daddy Kennedy, supposedly working on government reorganization.

    It took his father seven months to get young Bobby his next gig, as chief counsel for the Democrat minority in the Senate. Eleven months later, bouncing Bobby became majority counsel, when the
    Democrats won back the Senate from the Republicans. Bobby, not quite 30 years old, with no real world experience, settled into the warm comfort of the sinecure arranged by his daddy, in the shadow of his big brother, the anointed Democrat savior, and waited for the 1960 elections, which daddy Kennedy planned as a coming-out for his favorite surviving son.

    Bobby again “managed” a John Kennedy campaign, this time a successful one for President, in 1960, and was rewarded by his daddy and big brother, with the plum appointment to be the Attorney General of the United States.

    On his first day in the highest law enforcement office in the country, Bobby Kennedy was barely 35 years old. Outside his blatantly political job as a Democrat counsel in the Senate, he had held a handful of positions, usually for a few months at the most. It appears that virtually all of the “jobs” he held were arranged by his family political connections—119 days on the ship named for Daddy Kennedy’s favorite son, four months as a prosecutor in Brooklyn, seven months as a counsel in the Senate, seven months working for his daddy, until he joined his brother in the Senate, for nearly seven years.

    From the point of view of a Russian case officer, working against this shallow, callow, punk daddy’s boy, elevated to a position of nearly absolute power in his brother’s administration, would be child’s play.

    The KGB likely began probing multiple avenues of approach to the callow kiddie crowd in the White House, soon after their ascendance in January 1961. Maybe they already had established contacts with Bobby Kennedy, during his international travels, through Europe, the Middle East, India, Vietnam and Japan, as a student, pretending to be a journalist. Students on the make, traveling through these areas would have come to the attention of the KGB in each of the countries he visited. Especially a student who was the son of the corrupt Democrat ambassador to London. The KGB approach that clicked with the naïve Attorney General was the approach of a military intelligence colonel operating under cover as head of the Washington bureau of the TASS news agency. It may be useful to read ahead to the next chapter for the testimony of Ismael Ege, about the KBG’s use of TASS for operational cover.

    …..In a classic piece of operational tradecraft, the KGB case officer, Georgi Bolshakov, represented himself to his target, Bobby Kennedy, as a “back-channel” conduit to the Kremlin. This is a common operational ruse, useful to convince otherwise wary targets that the information they share will go straight to the highest levels.

    This ruse is also useful against targets in influential positions, for example a kid Attorney General, the most trusted advisor to his brother, the President of the U.S. Against these targets, the ruse is expanded to include a ruse within a ruse—that the target is also receiving confidential details in an “information exchange.” After accepting a “personal relationship” with the Bolshakov, Bobby Kennedy opened up to the espionage professional’s developmental operation. Kennedy invited the KGB officer to his home, and met with him dozens of times. For a developmental operation, this is a rather accelerated schedule. It seems that the KGB was ready to err on the side of aggression, due to the need to implant influence messages with the young administration. In stark contrast to the dilettante know-it-all Bobby Kennedy, Bolshakov was an expert at his profession. He had joined the Soviet intelligence system in 1943, served throughout WW2 and followed that with a three year graduate level training program in intelligence operations. He developed excellent English language skills prior to his posting to Washington.

    The superbly successful development of the Attorney General by a man who was clearly Soviet intelligence would seem shocking by today’s counter-intelligence standards. At the time, evidently the Kennedys could do no wrong. Even today historians writing of this espionage operation give Bobby Kennedy an unwarranted benefit of the doubt.

    Andrew, discussing Bobby Kennedy’s use as an influence agent, says that Bobby seemed to be, “forgetting that he was dealing with an experienced intelligence professional who had been instructed to cultivate him,” And that “the president’s brother became convinced that ‘an authentic friendship grew’ between him and [the KGB officer].”

    There is absolutely no reason to give Kennedy the benefit of any doubt. He was simply an arrogant, ignorant, spoiled rich man’s son playing at international affairs. He was playing against talented, experienced, well-trained professionals. He was no match, and was out-witted, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered. The relationship seems to have terminated when the Russians manipulated the out-witted Kennedys during the Cuban missile crisis. The KGB case officer, after influencing the Kennedy administration’s view for several months, provided a disinformation payload to young Bobby, who swallowed it, hook, line and sinker.

    In a conversation recorded in the Oval Office, between the President and his little brother, the two neophytes, playing at power politics seem to come to the realization that they’ve been played for fools.

    Bobby tells his brother that he’d had lunch with his KGB handler that day.

    President: “What did he say?”

    Bobby: “He said this is, this is a defensive base for the Russians. It’s got nothing to do with the Cubans.”

    President: “…They’re lying…This horror about embarrassing me in the election…. But they didn’t tell you there were missiles there.”

    Bobby: “No. Remember, I told you that.”

    A member of the President’s cabinet, later the same day joked about the potential consequences of a war that might ensue over the Soviet missiles in Cuba. Speaking to the Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, an unidentified meeting attendee said, “Suppose we make Bobby mayor of Havana.” The KGB’s influence operations officers, in the field, were far superior to the Soviets’ decision makers, analysis, or ability to capitalize on the nearly unbelievable operations run by the field officers.

    Recruiting, or at least co-opting, the Attorney General of the United States, by the KGB, is the operational equivalent of a grand slam home run, Triple Crown, Three-peat, MVP, World Cup, and a Super Bowl championship, all rolled into one.

    The leadership of a banana republic, or an African former colony, where a young colonel as the President, after a coup, installs his even younger brother in his cabinet, might be seen as susceptible to a cabinet member being targeted and played by an ops officer. Such a country would be a ripe target for a case officer’s plucking. But to consider the leadership of a super-power to be susceptible to such a blatant influence operation is shocking and nearly incredible.

    The fact is, though, that the Bobby Kennedy operation happened, and has been known for some time. Exact details remain sketchy due to most KGB documentation, as discussed earlier, being under the control of the KGB, while the Kennedy side of the story is controlled by the PC hagiographers who seem to believe that the Kennedys truly were the America’s Camelot. Exposure of truths that tarnish the haloes of the Kennedy brothers is not encouraged by the PC keepers of the legend.

    The fact is, though, that the Bobby Kennedy operation happened, and has been known for some time. Exact details remain sketchy due to most KGB documentation, as discussed earlier, being under the control of the KGB, while the Kennedy side of the story is controlled by the PC hagiographers who seem to believe that the Kennedys truly were the America’s Camelot. Exposure of truths that tarnish the haloes of the Kennedy brothers is not encouraged by the PC keepers of the legend.

    However, the relationship between Bobby and Bolshakov is known. Bolshakov’s true status is known. We know what KGB officers do. We know how they operate. We know their operational goals. We know what Bolshakov told Bobby. We know the story that Bobby believed—he had a “back channel” to the Kremlin to avoid diplomatic sclerosis. We know that Bobby eventually realized he’d been used. And we know that none of the American players ever admitted the whole truth.

    Bobby told the Russian ambassador that if it became publicly known that he had accepted a deal with the Russians to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey in exchange for the Russians removing their missiles from Cuba it “could cause irreparable harm to my political career in the future.”

    FROM Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

  18. Gail Combs says:

    Clizbe’s take on Putin and Russia:

    McCarthy & Putin

    … First, McCarthy’s basic investigational premise, that the U.S. was the target of a concerted infiltration strategy, for collection and influence, by communists, both foreign and domestic, was fundamentally correct. He may have misinterpreted some evidence, and may have been a bit more forceful in his accusations against some targets than was warranted. McCarthy may not have fully understood the methods and targets of the communists, but that’s understandable—he wasn’t a counter-intelligence specialist.

    But then again, almost no contemporary of McCarthy’s in America, outside a handful of KGB defectors who had been directly involved in the operations, understood the Soviets, the KGB, the American communists, and the massive anti-American collection and influence operations.

    And the fact is that, although McCarthy did uncover communist infiltrations of the U.S. government and other organizations, he also very likely missed huge numbers of communists, intelligence collectors, influence agents, and other Willing Accomplices of those who sought to harm America.

    As for this work, or others which examine communist espionage operations against the U.S., being called “conspiracy theories,” one can only chuckle, and quote Bart Simpson “No duh!” Again, the critics are onto the truth, and probably don’t even know it.

    America, in the throes of the Global War on Terror, was enmeshed in foreign wars, taking on al-Qaeda
    and the Axis of Evil.

    The brazen employment of American global military power seemed to Putin like a slap in Russia’s face. America’s obliteration of the Afghanistan government and its “shock and awe” obliteration of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq must have made Putin long for the good old days of Russian global might. Regardless of Putin’s inner thoughts, we now know that he ordered a concerted KGB operation against the U.S. Even as a ring of more than ten KGB officers and agents was uncovered and rolled up in 2010, we must realize that, just as in the 1920s, this is surely just the tip of a Russian espionage iceberg.

    From the make-up of the agents and officers arrested, it appears that Active Measures, and specifically covert influence operations, are as important to the Russians as ever. It appears that the Russians may understand the effects of the KGB’s ancient covert influence ops, and are, even today, in 2011, piling on, inserting more “America sucks” influence payloads into the culture.

    Russia is actively operating the full scope of Active Measures. Their overt propaganda unit cranks out anti-American messages into the heartland of the U.S. via the Putin government-owned station Russia Today (RT). It is broadcast via satellite across the U.S., by local digital broadcast throughout the Washington DC and New York City metro areas, and also on some American Public Broadcasting System digital subchannels. RT also offers full Spanish language broadcasts, focusing mostly on news, for Latin America. Watching a day of RT is like taking a time machine trip back to the 1960s, or for that matter, like watching the PC-Progressive stalwart MSNBC.

    Regular programs include several American commentators. One young lady is the “talent” for “The Alonya Show.” In perfect idiomatic English, Alonya rails against America, broadcasting from RT’s studios in Washington DC.

    Recent Alonya shows have included PC-Progressive takes on Big Oil, the persecution of Julian Assange, the Koch brothers’ class warfare, Wisconsin governor Scott’s struggles against public unions, a Mother Jones reporter’s exploration of the travails of female reporters, the Center for American Progress’s analysis of the Egyptian coup.

    So That’s Where Air America Went!

    Another of RT’s America-based programs is “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann,” a sneering, bespectacled version of Keith Olbermann. Hartmann rants about American conspiracies against peace-loving minorities everywhere. A little due diligence on this PC-Progressive gabber revealed that he was a refugee from the failed PC-Progressive talk radio network Air America. Recent Big Picture shows included the Wisconsin union battle from the point of view of the Campaign for America’s Future and ThinkProgress.org. Thom took on the U.S. Army’s use of psychological operations on Congressmen in another program. Thom takes Obama’s side in the budget battle against “draconian cuts the GOP is proposing.” Thom sponsored a young PC- Progressive journalist’s visit to the conservative CPAC, and discussed Big Oil’s subsidies in another. Between Ms. Alonya and Mr. Hartmann, their shows play 4 hours between 6pm and midnight on the east coast.

    RT Spanish, broadcast in the US, is much more strident in its anti-American tone. Evidently the Spanish language programmers are less bound to an attempt to appear unbiased. The Spanish language programs seem to have come from 1960s Cuba. Constant documentaries on American war crimes in Vietnam, and Soviet war heroes from the Great Patriotic War are interspersed with news broadcasts about American atrocities in Afghanistan and Nicaraguan social justice advances.

    The striking thing about the RT broadcasts is their almost exact duplication of the KGB’s covert influence and propaganda payloads from the 1920s right through the fall of the USSR. Alonya and Hartmann join a long line of PC-Progressive Willing Accomplices, ready to denigrate and demean their country. Surely they are not getting rich from their work at RT, but it’s clear from watching them that they are getting a good dose of PC-Progressive elitist hauteur

    —10 KGB agents were arrested in 2010 —
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/31/nation/la-na-russian-spies-20111101

  19. R. de Haan says:

    As for all the remarks about Russia, Stockman puts everything in perspective with his remarks about Russia’s GDP and it’s defence budged.
    I know it’s the view of a pacifist but he certainly knows his numbers.

    As for Hillary, the latest Reddit fall out has put the focus again on her e-mail fraud.
    I watch all the developments from an outsiders view and as I see it her candacy has reached a terminal stage.

  20. E.M.Smith says:

    @R.de Haan:

    It will be totally terminal if she has a melt down on stage from too few meds, or a twig out from too many…

  21. gallopingcamel says:

    The Cruz endorsement today is huge but not because Cruz was Trump’s main rival.

    Cruz compares Clinton to Trump on six major issues in such brilliant fashion that most of the remaining GOP anti-Trump folks will follow his lead.
    “This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election,” Cruz wrote on the social media platform. After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.”

    “First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word,” he said, referring to a Republican loyalty pledge he signed during the GOP primaries.

    His second reason: “Even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable,” he said. Cruz said six policy issues informed his decision, including where Clinton would fall on the Supreme Court, health care, energy, immigration, national security, and internet freedom. Cruz cited Trump’s recently released “very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees” as a commitment that “matters” and “provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.”

    “Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way,” Cruz wrote. “And if you don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.”

    On Friday, Trump also released an expanded list of possible Supreme Court candidates he would nominate to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. In a move widely seen as an attempt to appeal to the pro-Cruz faction of the Republican party, Trump even included Utah Sen. Mike Lee — Cruz’s closest ally in the Senate — as a potential nominee.

    There may be a few die hard anti Trumpers who will vote for Hillary but they need to switch their registration to “Democrat”.

  22. Gail Combs says:

    More is coming out on the North Carolina Riots.

    Highlights the MSM will never bother to tell you:

    Night of the 22nd

    ….Fortunately for Charlotte, the National Guard is out in force. However, the operational arm of the NOI (Nation of Islam) is also working diligently to direct the crowd by leading the protestors. Someone with a striking similarity to Malik Shabazz was just spotted at the top of the Charlotte courthouse steps.

    Shabazz appearance in North Carolina doesn’t come as a surprise, he was highly visible after the Walter Scott shooting. Shabazz was also a key agitator in Baltimore (Freddy Gray). DHS and the MCAC Hub monitored Shabazz as a domestic terrorist….
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/22/charlotte-businesses-close-early-national-guard-on-streets-violence-anticipated-at-sundown/

    Now add in what Keith Scott’s mother said:

    …Mr Scott’s mother, Vernita Scott Walker, told South Carolina broadcaster WCSC he was probably reading the Koran.
    She said he read the Islamic holy book every day, often while waiting for his son to get off the bus.
    “That’s what he was reading because he loved to read that book,” said Ms Scott Walker.”
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37456727

    They just moved to the area:

    A makeshift memorial for Scott is growing in the neighborhood where he was shot, CNN affiliate WBTV-TV reported. Scott moved there with his wife and seven children over the summer to stay with relatives
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/22/us/keith-lamont-scott/

    And the fact his daughters should be charged with inciting a riot.

    An hour of his daughters video showing exactly how and why the protest/riot started. She kept saying you don’t know who you messin with…my family run deep. She Threatens cops. Calls them racist names (even though the cop was black) Demands the name of the officer who fired on Scott and Talked about googling addresses.

    While the wife is videoing the shooting she is shouting at the Police….”Anybody helping him?…Anybody call for an ambulance….?

    ….While she is HOLDING a PHONE & taping he husband getting shot….She wants to know if ANYBODY called for an ambulance….. To her it is MORE IMPORTANT to get VIDEO EVIDENCE than it is to SAVE HER HUSBAND’S LIFE!

    What is interesting is her continued comment of “Don’t you do it” to her Husband. Is she telling him not to get out and shoot at the cops??? …..AGAIN

    The cops were there to execute an arrest warrant on someone else.
    Scott was a KNOWN violent criminal with a mile long rap sheet and a history of shooting at cops.
    What the heck was he doing sitting in the parking lot with a gun he was NOT ALLOWED TO OWN due to a felony conviction???
    Why didn’t he just hide the gun and sit there minding his own?
    “The wicked flee when no man pursueth?”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/22/report-charlottes-keith-scott-had-history-of-violence-including-arrest-for-shooting-at-police/

    He served seven years as a felon, released in 2011, and that is probably where he was recruited to Islam.

    Information thanks to the commenters at:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/23/wife-of-keith-scott-releases-video-showing-gun-on-ground-after-charlotte-shooting-dna-and-fingerprints-belong-to-scott/comment-page-2/#comments
    …..

    The problem with recruiting political Islam to the Progressive Cause is they are not very bright and are filled with rage. That makes them VERY VERY hard to control especially when their response is escalated attacks on police, shootings of innocent people, bombings, naked hatred for America and Americans and totally irrational demands. With the internet covering this up is getting harder and harder. If the UN, Google, Facebook and Twitter tries Censorship that will drive even more of the under thirty five crowd into the Trump camp.

    Obama and Hillary supporting the hand off to the UN was not the brightest move.

  23. Gail Combs says:

    The WIKI on Malik Shabazz is illuminating…

    Malik Zulu Shabazz (born Paris Lewis in 1966) is an American attorney and former National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party. As of 2013, he is the current National President of Black Lawyers for Justice, which he co-founded…. He is an occasional guest on television talk shows.

    Shabazz says his father, James Lewis, was a Muslim who was killed when Shabazz was a child. Shabazz was raised by his mother, whom he describes as a successful businesswoman. His grandfather, who introduced him to the Nation of Islam, was also a strong influence….

    Shabazz first came to widespread public attention in 1994, when Unity Nation, a student group he founded at Howard University, invited Khalid Abdul Muhammad, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, to speak.[9][10] Introducing the speaker, Shabazz engaged in a call and response with the audience:

    “Who is it that caught and killed Nat Turner?”
    “The Jews!”
    “Who is it that controls the Federal Reserve?”
    “The Jews!”
    “Who is it that has our entertainers… and our athletes in a vise grip?”
    “The Jews!”

    A year later, Shabazz told an interviewer that everything he said was true, with the possible exception of the assertion concerning Nat Turner……

    In May 2007, Shabazz was invited by Black Youth Taking Action (BYTA)[13] to speak at a rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Canada, and to give a lecture to students at Ryerson University.[14] Shabazz arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport as planned, but he was prevented from entering Canada by Canada border officials because of past rhetoric that violates Canadian hate laws.[15] Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty expressed concern about Shabazz.[16] The press reported that Shabazz was denied entry to Canada because of a minor criminal record.[17] Shabazz flew back to Buffalo, New York, and attempted to cross the border by car, but he was spotted by border agents and prevented from entering Canada.

    More on the guy and his obama connection from Andrew Breitbart

    …Andrew Breitbart at Big Government this morning released newly obtained photos of Obama speaking and marching with the New Black Panthers back in 2007:

    New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

    The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

    In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

    The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors.

    http://therightscoop.com/shock-photos-candidate-obama-marched-with-new-black-panther-party-in-2007/

    (Photos at site)

  24. Glenn999 says:

    Does anyone know how the debate will be televised or broadcast through the internet?
    Thanks

  25. Larry Ledwick says:

    This is what I found just now, may be others. I usually wait until about an hour before the event then do a google search for a live feed and see what comes up.
    http://rsbn.tv/watch-first-presidential-debate-live-stream-donald-trump-vs-hillary-clinton/

  26. Larry Ledwick says:

    Apparently Huma Abadin would routinely forward emails from her DoS email account to her Yahoo account to make it easier to print them out. I really have trouble getting my head around this are they really this clueless about security? Of course working in IT I have seen users do some really stupid stuff but this is an example of so stupid it is hard to comprehend or an intentional leak path. It would be fascinating to view the logs for her yahoo email to see if someone other than her logged in and checked email on that account.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtHvFzPXYAA5-a4.jpg:large

  27. E.M.Smith says:

    @Larry:

    Would be an easy way for a mole (Islamic, Soros, Or?…) to communicate copies out…

    @Glen999:

    One of the major news channels is advertizing they will carry it, maybe more than one. Usually CSPAN carries it without the talking heads. I have a medium memory of FOX and minor on CNN (remembering commercials I was trying to filter out, so dodgy quality…)

    I suspect avoiding it will be the hard part…

  28. Gail Combs says:

    Glenn999
    Try the ConservativeTreeHouse.com
    That is where I watched the debates and rallies.

    The TreeHouse usually posts more than one live feed usually Right Side Broadcasting and OANN — One American News Network.

    Here is an example:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/22/donald-trump-rally-chester-township-pennsylvania-700pm-edt-live-stream/

    This has a third feed from
    UNSTUMPABLE BROADCASTING

    If I remember correctly Trump may have donated $$ for Right Side Broadcasting to buy their own equipment so they can show his large crowds. The MSM refuses to.

  29. Gail Combs says:

    OH, and there are no ads which is nice. I sure hope Right Side is there with their OWN equipment. It would be nice to actually have an INDEPENDENT news media covering the event esp if Hillary does something spectacular. Seems the MSM already managed to lose a lot of ‘footage’ of an event with Trump at a mainly Black rally. Footage that according to ground reports showed Trump to an advantage.

  30. Gail Combs says:

    DRAT! it is pooled feed and not Right Side Broadcasting feed.

    Monday, September 26, 2016: LIVE from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, it’s the first Presidential debate of 2016 between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Watch the debate LIVE stream here beginning at 9:00 PM ET.

    NOTE: The video below will be updated with a live player hours before the debate. This will not be an RSBN feed. This is a pool feed made available to the media.
    http://rsbn.tv/watch-first-presidential-debate-live-stream-donald-trump-vs-hillary-clinton/

    So there you go. A place to watch WITHOUT ADS.

  31. E.M.Smith says:

    Pool feed also means CSPAN on cable and satellite without ads and likely 4-walled on MSM afflicted with talking heads and commercials…

  32. Larry Ledwick says:

    The conservative blacks are finally feeling good with speaking out. Interesting video compilation.

    http://www.chicksontheright.com/black-americans-destroy-the-lefts-narrative-in-awesome-video-compilation/

  33. Glenn999 says:

    Thanks for the info. My only option is the internet. rsbn.tv looks good!

  34. Larry Ledwick says:

    Just a side note, I happened to end up looking at Trump related campaign videos and found these out there.
    These have an energy that I don’t see with Clinton related messaging. Specifically the Lizardsnake video is the kind of presentation you need to break into the consciousness of the younger cohorts like Millennials. Some of these have some really good visual hooks too that tell far more than simple words and activate a visual connection to a message.

    In fact if you go looking for Hillary Clinton videos the majority of them are negative about her, and that that support her are all negative about trump,pander to women etc. not anything to get her base out or energize them or sell her qualifications.

    Deplorables Unite

    not going to take it any more (unofficial)

    Lazersnake lyric video

    Trump Campaign song (Don Anthoney)

  35. gallopingcamel says:

    Larry Ledwick says, 24 September 2016 at 7:57 pm
    “Apparently Huma Abadin would routinely forward emails from her DoS email account to her Yahoo account to make it easier to print them out. I really have trouble getting my head around this are they really this clueless about security?”

    The short answer is YES.

    On September 11, 2012 Cheryl Mills advised Hillary Clinton that two bodies had been recovered and within hours Hillary Clinton cited an anti-Islamic video as the cause of the attack.
    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/

    Wikileaks has an excellent search engine. I sorted the emails by date and homed in on September 11, 2012. While Hillary was publishing her false narrative that Susan Rice offered to the public Hillary was receiving detailed and accurate intelligence such as this:

    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:16PM
    U.S. Department of State SUBJECT TO AGREEMENT ON SENSITIVE INFORMATION & REDACTIONS. NO FOIA WAIVER. Doc No. C057395654841 Date: 05/13/2015 . PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL SUBJECT: Libya (37) SOURCE: Sources with direct access to the Libyan National Transitional Council, as well as the highest levels of European Governments, and Western Intelligence and security services.

    THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM AN EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SOURCE AND SHOULD BE HANDLED WITH CARE. 1.
    On September 12, 2012 Libyan President Mohammed Yussef el Magariaf told senior advisors that the death of the U.S. Ambassador at the hands of Islamist militia forces represents a threat to the future of the newly elected General National Congress (GNC) Government. According to a sensitive source, el Magariaf believes that the primary goal of this and other attacks on Western facilities is to demonstrate that the GNC cannot protect its non-Islamic friends. Libyan security officials believe that the attack was carried out by forces of the Islamist militia group calling itself the Ansar al Sharia brigade; working out of camps in the Eastern suburbs of Benghazi. These officials added that their sources indicate that this group is led by former members of the old Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), some of whom are loyal to Islamist General Abdelhaldm Belhaj. The same officials were quick to point out that they have no evidence that Belhaj had any direct involvement in this attack. They also have no direct information as to whether this assault has anything to do with the death of Libyan born al Qarda leader Abu Yahya al- Libi, but they are pursuing this theme.

    These officials do believe that the attackers having prepared to launch their assault took advantage of the cover provided by the demonstrations in Benghazi protesting an internet production seen as disrespectful to the prophet Mohammed. According to this source, the immediate events were set in motion by a statement made by a Muslim Cleric in Egypt saying that the intemet film was going to be shown across the United States on September 11 in an effort to insult Muslims on the anniversary of the attacks on the New York World Trade Center in 2001.

    This statement inspired increasingly hostile demonstrations at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and at diplomatic facilities in Libya. In Benghazi, reporting from security sources states, approximately twenty one (21) Ansar al Sharia fighters left their base in East Benghazi just after sundown infiltrated the crowd of about 2,000 demonstrators at the U.S. Consulate. These forces, operating under cover of darkness, opened fire on the consulate, eventually setting it on fire with rocket propelled grenades.

    These fighters then withdrew to their camp. El Magariaf ordered security officials to identify and arrest the attackers, adding that he had been in touch with Egyptian President Mohmmed Morsi, and the two agreed that their intelligence and security personnel will cooperate in this matter. (Note: Some of the Libyan officials believe that the entire demonstration was organized as cover for the attack, however; they point out that there is no evidence of such a complex operation at this time. 3. (Source Comment: In the opinion of this individual, Libyan security officers also informed el Magariaf that the attacks had been planned for approximately one month, based on casing information obtained during an early demonstration at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The attackers were, in the opinion of these individuals, looking for an opportunity to approach the consulate under cover in a crowd. These officials add that government security officers admitted to el Magariaf that they do not have the physical capacity to locate, attack, and destroy the Ansar al-Sharia brigade, among others. They describe these forces as well-trained, hardened killers; many of whom have spent time in Afghanistan and Yemen.

    These fighters are located in camps in Eastern Libya; and Libyan officials doubt they can penetrate these camps because the militia’s are better armed than the forces of the new National Army. 4. In the opinion of a separate source El Magariaf continues to believe that the attacks were planned and carried out in a political atmosphere where a portion of the Libyan population is focused on past cooperation between Western intelligence and security services, and the regime of former dictator Muammar al Qadclafi.

    According to this source, el Magariaf realizes that the death of the U.S. Ambassador dictates that he must find tangible solutions to the problems tied to disarming the militias, dealing Salafist violence against the followers of Sufi beliefs, and efforts to discredit his government through linking him to Western intelligence services. El Magariaf instructed his security officials to cooperate with their U.S. counterparts. He also warned all of his advisors to be prepared for U.S. retaliation against the suspected perpetrators of this attack, and the angry public reaction that is sure to follow. 5. (Source comment: A separate, particularly sensitive source added that in private conversation el Magariaf stated that if his government cannot protect a senior diplomatic official, foreign businesses will not be willing to risk opening up new operations in Libya. According to this sensitive source, el Magariaf believes that a number of the Islamist militias are now being influenced al Qarcla and other radical groups; working out of camps in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of the country.

    These groups are receiving aid and weapons from supporters in Sudan. In the end, el Magariaf added that while he does not expect U.S. officials to focus on this point, he believes the attacks against the interests and citizens of the U.S. and other Western states are aimed first at overthrowing his government, and replacing it with a strict Islamic Republic dominated by Salafist leaders. Magariaf also warned that tribal militias loyal to the Qaddafi family continue to present an equally dangerous threat to the new Goverment.) CONFIDENTIAL: This message is confidential, privileged, and is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (18 USC 2510). This message and any attachments is intended for the sole use of the addresses(s) and any discussion, copying and/or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender, and immediately delete from your computer system. Thank you. UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2015-04841 Doc No. C05739565 STATE DEPT. – PRODUCED TO HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMM.

    With a few days Hillary was telling her daughter Chelsea and the Egyptian government what we now know to be true. If you doubt me search the Hillary emails on Wikileaks. All you need to know is that Chelsea Clinton’s alias is Diane Reynolds.

  36. gallopingcamel says:

    Please note that the information in my post above mentions an “AN EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SOURCE” which means that person’s life may have been endangered as a result of Hillary’s “Sloppiness”.

  37. gallopingcamel says:

    I plan to attend Trump’s rally in Melbourne on Tuesday. I will arrive a couple of hours early in order to survey the attendees. Here is the email that I sent to lone buddy. Please feel free to tell me how to improve my survey:
    “The Trump supporters at the rally in Tampa last month looked a lot younger than the folks I have seen at GOP events over the last 20 years. IMHO this is of immense significance as the GOP has been trying to expand its appeal to younger voters with little or no success until Trump showed up. I would like to estimate the age of the crowd at the Melbourne airport on Tuesday. It might be interesting to add some additional questions such as:

    1. Gender…….M or F?
    2. Party………..Rep, Dem, Ind or other?
    3. Ethnicity…..Caucasian, Hispanic, Black etc.
    4. Voting……..Clinton, Trump, Johnson or Stein?
    5. Religion……Dare we go there?

    If people don’t want to respond on some questions we should enter NR (No Response).

    We should ask people to give their contact information (phone/email) only if they want to receive the results of the survey.

    I have left a spare column on the form in case you want to add a question.

    The two of us could collect at least 100 responses in a couple of hours while waiting for the Donald to appear (at 7 p.m.). However we may be able to enlist some helpers and thereby increase the sample size. I will provide clip boards, pencils and forms.

    I have copied this to some friends in North Carolina. Comments would be appreciated.

    At the Tampa rally there were at least 40 “Media” staffers but they failed to interview anyone in the crowd (~5,000). They sat glumly in their enclosure hoping that something would happen that they could spin to discredit Trump. They were careful not to show the size or composition of the crowd (at least 50% female with plenty of Hispanics and young people) or the enthusiasm.

  38. Gail Combs says:

    In the “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” category;

    To upset Trump Hillary is having Mark Cuban sit front row center. This is Trump’s response.

    And Gennifer Flowers reply.

    Hillary’s reaction

    (From 9/19/2016 Hillary Clinton has Volunteer Event in Ohio and Not a Single Person Shows Up Why isn’t that MSM headlines??? )

    And the voters response

    This will send the millenials off to find out who the heck is Jennifer Flowers.

  39. Gail Combs says:

    I was wondering about Pepe the frog.
    Here is the back story.
    Seems the Hilary camp got hoaxed again.

    In answer to a question about Pepe, wolfmoon1776 says:
    September 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    “Bless you.

    Pepe was a wildly successful prank, played by two young guys on a Clinton-loving journalist who did no fact-checking, but instead quoted almost verbatim from their wild story of how Pepe was an internet meme (true) subverted into a white supremacist symbol (false). She then ran an article in the high-brow MSM, that was used to feed a narrative from a top official in the Clinton machine. Then the guys came clean.

    These guys basically convinced the Clinton machine that Hello Kitty had been turned into a Nazi symbol. So the Trump forces elevated Pepe to rub it in.

    Here is my favorite summary of the affair.”

    Daily Caller: Here’s How Two Twitter Pranksters Convinced The World That Pepe The Frog Meme Is Just A Front For White Nationalism

    And if you don’t think the under 35 crowd isn’t laughing their heads off at this, you have no sense of the ridiculous.

    Those two guys did more damage to the democrats with one prank than the GOP has done in two decades. Politicians can not recover from being made to look like fools.

    Sick Hillary Clinton declares war on cartoon frog Pepe

    Did PEPE THE FROG just TROLL the Presidential Election?!?

    One thing is for sure, while this group may not vote Trump, they most certainly will not vote Hillary.

  40. Gail Combs says:

    A bit of back history.
    David Duke who has run for office as both a democrat and a republican, did endorse Trump. He has not been associated with the KKK for years but he is an anti-jew (Trump’s daughter is orthodox) anti-communist white supremacist. He is also a politician and former member of the house of rep in Louisiana.

    Trump had no idea who the heck he was.

    The media pulled a nasty trick on Trump. They asked him to disavow Duke BUT turned the volume down so while the audience heard the question Trump did not. So Trump said nothing. This was then blown up to mean Trump DID NOT DISAVOW DUKE, which he did repeatedly ad nauseum once he heard the question. But the MSM is not about to let their ambush go.

    Trump is not Racist at all: Remembering When Trump Forced Palm Beach to Accept Blacks and Jews (The club was not a golf course but had blanket memberships in courses for club members hence the problem.)

    OH, and while ‘Black Lives Matter’ shoots cops, bashes people in the head with bats (polar bear hunting) and burns cities, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is going to DO SOMETHING about it! FINALLY, they are set to classify “White Lives Matter” as a hate group according to the Huffington Post.

    We are really living in a BIZARRO world.

  41. Larry Ledwick says:

    Probably not going to see this on the nightly news either. Anti-trump protesters are graduating to organized ambush behavior of Trump supporters,

  42. E.M.Smith says:

    @Gail:

    Glenn999 gave a tnx up thread here:

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/dear-donald-debate-bits/#comment-72148

    but it was stuck in spam for no reason I can see…

  43. Gail Combs says:

    E.M. Thanks,
    Glen, glad to help. Just pass the info along. — Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and all that.

    We really need some alternate media and these guys are trying. IIRC I think Trump got fed-up with the MSM refusing to show his crowds and donated the video equipment to Rightside Broadcasting. I do know the last rally I saw a couple days ago, they kept panning the YUGE crowds and the enthusiasm.

  44. H.R. says:

    The only advice I’d give to Trump for tonight’s debate (yAy!) is to step on the B-12 IV line that is sure to be connected to Hillary. Not all of those snaky little ‘wires’ will be electrical ;o)
    .
    .
    Oh… I’m fairly certain now that the tall water glass is thickened water. I’m not so certain about what’s in a short water glass. When I started trying to find out (B-12 thread), I was surprised to find out that Hillary drinks a lot. But the reporters of yore and the so-called journalists of today had/have a reputation for hard drinking. So after the cameras go off and all the pols and MSM get together for drinks and the off-the-record-anonymous-source-next-day-narrative-planning and DC gossip begins, Hillary could pound down all the happy juice she wants and no-one would think it odd or abnormal, let alone newsworthy.

  45. philjourdan says:

    @Larry Ledwick

    Re:

    Apparently Huma Abadin would routinely forward emails from her DoS email account to her Yahoo account to make it easier to print them out. I really have trouble getting my head around this are they really this clueless about security?

    More importantly, is the GOVERNMENT that clueless about security? Their IT can easily prevent forwarding of emails to specified domains, or even limit forwarding to selected domains!

  46. philjourdan says:

    @Glenn999 – Just read your question about where to catch the debates streaming. And then a message popped into my inbox!

    http://www.howtogeek.com/273565/everywhere-you-can-watch-or-stream-the-2016-presidential-debates/

    I think someone is trying to tell us something! LOL

  47. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, That saves me one posting… my after coffee plan had been a short post just listing places, now I can “move along”… ;-)

    I didn’t see this in their list (that is longer than mine…). Folks with a couple of bucks can get much of cable TV over their internet connection.

    https://www.sling.com/

    For $20 you get the 25 common stations and some sports. For $25/mo you get more news, in 40 stations. They have a 7 day Free Trial, so folks could “trial” it for the debate…

    My plan for the next year is to find a good internet tv solution then in 1.5 years deep six AT&T as by then, their takeover of DirectTV will have broken it (and their 2 year suprise lock in will expire…).

    Any service quality reports appreciated…

  48. philjourdan says:

    Interesting to take a weekend off and then catch up on comments. I noted the Cascade shooter was originally thought to be Hispanic, but now we know he is Turkish – Islam. Which is another nail in the coffin of Hilary as she is tied to Obama. While not Syrian, every time a Muslim shoots up anyplace, more people wonder about all those refugees. It does not matter if they are a refugee or not (how the brain works in the average person). The Lofo voter only sees Muslims streaming in, and mass shootings going up.

  49. E.M.Smith says:

    @Phil:

    Notice that many of the shooters are children of “good immigrants”….

    As a HiFo voter, my conclusion is NO vetting will work. The ideology corrupts in the next generation. It is a fundamental culture clash and the only things I have seen work is when one ideology crushes the other, or each to their own space. Mixing sodium and water never ends quietly…

  50. Larry Ledwick says:

    Hmmm yet another reason to vote for DJT
    Stefan Molyneux ‏@StefanMolyneux 20 minutes ago

    25 Percent Of Federal Employees Said They’d Consider Quitting If Donald Trump Elected President
    http://abcnewsgo.co/2016/09/25-percent-of-federal-employees-said-theyd-consider-quitting-if-donald-trump-elected-president/

  51. p.g.sharrow says:

    25 Percent Of Federal Employees Said They’d Consider Quitting If Donald Trump Elected President

    Now that is the kind of unemployment I could vote for! Don’t let the Door hit you.

    We don’t need them…pg

  52. Just 25%? More than that will be likely turfed if Trump gets elected. At least, if he follows through on what he’s been saying.

    Maybe he can reassign them to help build the wall…shovel-ready.

  53. philjourdan says:

    If we can bid it up to 50%, I think we will have the makings of a landslide!

  54. Gail Combs says:

    I think that 25% considering quitting are the deadwood do nothings, affrimative action in over their heads and the grifters. They want to grab their pensions and run before being fired for CAUSE and chance losing that pension.

  55. Gail Combs says:

    Interesting article on firing Federal Employee Union types:
    http://www.fedsmith.com/2007/05/21/avoid-getting-fired-practical-advice-likelytobetanked/

    As I recall the government has to grant permission to allow a lawsuit…..

  56. Larry Ledwick says:

    The progressives are freaking out that Trump apparently took huge losses and paid no taxes because of the deductions. Well surprise Breitbart just hit back.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/10/02/new-york-times-paid-no-taxes-2014/

  57. Larry Ledwick says:

    Drudge is reporting that wikileaks just cancelled their planned data dump on Tuesday due to “security concerns”. Teaser – fact – gaming the media to get coverage??

  58. Gail Combs says:

    Wiki hates The Hilderbeast and the MSM so is playing them for all they are worth.

    What they are doing is getting people to dig up dirt on Hitlery AND stirring up anticipation. I am glad they are holding back since you do not want to release too soon. Maybe two weeks before the election for two reasons. People have a short attention span and it would be hard for the DNC to switch candidates at that point.

  59. Larry Ledwick says:

    That is my take on it as well Gail. Like holding a dog biscuit just out of the dogs reach and teasing him with it, then when you finally drop the dog biscuit, he will wolf it down whole with out a moments thought.

  60. Larry Ledwick says:

    Latest meme on face book picture or a road kill deer with the caption:
    What did this deer know about Hillary Clinton?

  61. Jeff says:

    Herb Caen of the SF Chronicle used to have a feature called Namephreaks, where someone’s name was oddly appropriate for their profession, actions or whatever. @Larry, in the inquisitr article you linked above, Hillary talks about “droning” Julian Assange. A leaked email related to that spoke of “State Department Director of Policy Planning Ann-Marie Slaughter”. Could explain a lot of what they do, or perhaps why she was hired (Arkancide?)…

    [Reminds me of Who’s On First, where they’re talking about Enos Slaughter…].

  62. E.M.Smith says:

    @Jeff:

    Euwwww! ;-)

    @Larry & Gail:

    I’m expecting a ‘double tap’. As early voting is already started in some places, drop a pretty good load now, then in 2 weeks, when they are trying to get that finally buried under snow… the second slightly stronger batch…

    That’s the way I’d do it, anyway. Keep the sharks swimming with added batches of chum… Maybe even imply a third batch is coming the day before the polls open. Have it be large, but mostly the stuff with little real content, but be sure at least a couple of ‘Easter eggs’ are in it…

    So Plop! news cycle and 2 weeks of folks dredging out stuff that’s pretty strong, then BLAM!! and two more weeks with wicked strong bits, then CRUNCH! a huge pile and someone touts one of the Easter eggs that’s juicy but maybe not so important legally and the news carries “10,000 MORE docs dropped and the first thing found was {juicy Easter Egg}” Maybe something like cursing at Bernie and calling him and his voters names, or lining up the DNC to block him…

    It would be nearly impossible to stop the emotional water torture…

  63. Larry Ledwick says:

    Looks like HRC is dropping campaign efforts in Colorado. Meanwhile Trump will have two campaign events here tomorrow. One down in Pueblo and later in the early evening one in Loveland which is about 35-40 miles north of me.

    That implies that she figures Colorado is going to go for Trump and wasted effort for her at this point.
    Also likely a lot of third party for libertarian Johnson from the college age crowd, which normally reliably votes strongly democratic.

  64. H.R. says:

    @Larry
    “That implies that she figures Colorado is going to go for Trump and wasted effort for her at this point.”

    OR… she is satisfied that the fix is in for her.

  65. E.M.Smith says:

    OR that the electoral college math says if she block in N.C and Pennsylvania Trump can’t win ( or similar gaming… the Democrats love those gaming the system thingd…. makes them feel smug…)

  66. Larry Ledwick says:

    Interesting comment on the current political landscape by Gary Hart (yes old “Monkey Business” himself)

    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/10/gary-hart-politics

  67. Larry Ledwick says:

    More interesting info on the FBI and its behavior toward co-workers of HRC

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-03/fbi-allowed-2-hillary-aides-destroy-their-laptops-newly-exposed-side-agreements

    In fairness physical destruction of the devices is one of the acceptable ways of resolving compromise of classified info on unclassified equipment, and if properly done the most effective means to make sure it is not further compromised, but that use of that method also implies that these laptops had lots of very sensitive information on them and could not be sterilized in other non-destructive ways.
    It also opens the door to charges that this solution blocks any future efforts to investigate other issues which might have had evidence on those devices.

  68. Larry Ledwick says:

    With due consideration of the source:
    Hillary intentionally killed a peace deal in Libya for her own personal reasons because she wanted Gaddafi dead.

    http://www.infowars.com/exclusive-hillary-killed-libya-peace-deal-over-personal-vendetta-claims-whistleblower/

  69. Larry Ledwick says:

    New York Times confirms that HRC treated Bill’s rape victims like crap.
    Are they throwing her under the bus, putting something juicy out there to shield her from something else (cough pending wikileaks dump cough)?

    http://www.chicksontheright.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-hillary-clinton-treated-women-like-crap/

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