Friday, July 29, 2016

You're not going to believe this: more problems with emails

Fox News: "FBI investigating apparent cyberattack on Clinton campaign."
The FBI is investigating an apparent cyberattack on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Fox News confirmed Friday.

The breach appears to be part of a series of cyberattacks targeting Democratic organizations, including the the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
But remember: this does not mean that Hillary's bathroom server was hacked, even though it had less security than a Gmail account.  /sarc

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Let's double it again

Hit and Run: "Neither Clinton Nor Trump Would Reduce the National Debt."

Does anybody care about the national debt?  Obama doubled the burden on future generations and virtually nobody outside of the Peterson Foundation voices a complaint.  I guess it's easier to rob from babies than to balance the budget.

Related - The CBO says we're going broke.  But those guys are nerds.  "If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tweet of the day

Who can we blame today? Oh, the Russians

Hit and Run: "Is the DNC Hack "Worse Than Watergate"? Only if You're a Democrat or a Gatekeeper Journalist - Russia is the most likely culprit. But does that mean we should elect Hillary Clinton?"  Nope.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pay up, suckers

Power Line: "Fuse lit on the pension time bomb, and the next tax revolt?"

Not with a bang but a whimper

The Corner: "Bernie Sanders' 2016 story comes to an end"
Bernie Sanders fans have every reason to be disappointed and angry. We now know, thanks to WikiLeaks, that not only did the Democratic National Committee staff strongly prefer Hillary Clinton, but they sat around thinking up new ways to hit Sanders, including contemplating making him elaborate on his religious beliefs. They scheduled the minimal number of early debates and put them in the most inconvenient timeslots. In a party without super delegates, the entire narrative throughout the primary would be different.
Not only did Sanders suffer from DNC shenanigans, it turns out the Clinton campaign was siphoning campaign money that was supposed to be split with state campaigns.  Bernie and his followers have every right to rage against a system rigged against him, but he folded like a card table.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Let's get this party started!

Gallup: "Clinton's Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades."  "As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton's image is at its lowest point in the 24 years of her national career, with 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably."  Great start!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hillary is a congenital liar

Politico: "Why Can’t Hillary Stop Fudging the Truth? - Email-gate is only the latest instance in a 25-year habit of dissembling."
Consider just one brief, recent revelatory exchange with Charlie Rose, in which Rose noted (correctly) that FBI Director James Comey had called her “careless,” and Clinton replied with a flurry of non-responsive words: “Well, I would hope that you like many others would also look at what he said when he testified before Congress, because when he did, he clarified much of what he had said in his press conference.”

“But he said it was sloppy,” Rose persisted.

“No,” Clinton insisted, “he did not.”

Yes, he did, too. Asked to explain what he had intended by the world careless, Comey explained that it was a commonsense term, meant to convey “real sloppiness.”
In Hillary's mind, I'm sure, because he didn't use the actual word "sloppy" he didn't say "sloppy."

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Destroy Bernie

Red State: "Busted: 19,252 Emails From DNC Leaked By Wikileaks, And Oh MAN Are They Great!"

The big reveal is that the DNC did all they could to kneecap Bernie Sanders, that atheist.

Extra - So you won't be coming to Knoxville?

Another true believer

"The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause." - Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

Daily Mail: "Munich maniac was mentally ill loner obsessed with shooting sprees".  He called himself "German" but then there's this detail:
But just a week after another teenager attacker launched an ISIS-inspired axe attack on a German train, witnesses in McDonald's described hearing the attacker shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - or 'God is Great' - a cry used by Islamist terrorists during previous attacks. And ISIS supporters took to social media in the hours after yesterday's atrocity to celebrate the killings.
And just like that, you're famous.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This speech is not bad

I wasn't going to watch Donald Trump tonight but this advance copy (leaked?) of his acceptance speech is pretty good.  Obama seems to be a target just as much as Hillary.  It's a law and order speech that's going to resonate with a lot of Americans.

Update - Not so great on delivery, though.  Shouting.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Left hates free speech, a continuing series

Breitbart: "Breitbart confronts 'The Daily Show' at Milo's 'Gays for Trump' party."
The episode is merely the latest example of the American Left’s newest fetish for destroying free speech.
The video is pretty remarkable: a bunch of "Daily Show" shavers tried to convince a Breitbart editor that he could not film them on a public street.  They got millennium-pissy, then lied, then packed up their equipment and fled the scene, all because they didn't want somebody fact-checking their slice-and-dice editing.