Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Talent Stack


The Trump Talent Stack

by Scott Adams

As I explained in my book, there are two ways to make yourself valuable. The first way is to become the best at some specific skill, the way Tiger Woods dominated golf. But not many of us can be Tiger Woods. So that path is unavailable to 99% of the world.

I recommend a different approach. Most people can – with practice – develop a variety of skills that work well together. I call this idea the Talent Stack.

For example, I'm a famous syndicated cartoonist who doesn't have much artistic talent, and I've never taken a college-level writing class. But few people are good at both drawing and writing. When you add in my ordinary business skills, my strong work ethic, my risk tolerance, and my reasonably good sense of humor, I'm fairly unique. And in this case that uniqueness has commercial value. 

Now consider president-elect Trump. He doesn't have one talent that is best-in-the-world, but he does have one of the best talent stacks I have ever seen. Consider all the ways in which Trump is better than average, but not best-in-the-world. I'll list the obvious ones.

Public Speaking: Trump is an engaging speaker, and he knows how to entertain a crowd. But no one would say he's one of the best speakers in the world. 

Humor: Trump is funny. But he isn't Seinfeld funny. He's just funnier than most people. That's all he needs.

Intelligence: Trump is smart. He probably wouldn't beat Hillary Clinton on a standardized IQ test, but he's smarter than 90% of the world, and probably far more. That's good enough for a talent stack.

Knowledge of Politics: Compared to career politicians and political pundits, Trump looks under-informed. But he probably knows more about politics than 95% of the public. And that seems to be enough. Advisors will fill in the knowledge gap. 

Branding: Trump is a world-class marketer and brander. He probably isn't the best in the world at those things. But he's very, very good.

Hiring and Firing: One of the most important skills a president needs is the ability to hire good advisors and – equally important – fire the mistakes. Trump has plenty of experience doing both. He probably isn't the best in the world at hiring and firing, but I'll bet he's in the top 10% just from practice.

Strategy: Trump won the presidency in large part because his non-standard strategy worked great. He focused on free media, big rallies, and the key swing states. That was good enough to win. Trump probably isn't the best strategist in the world, but he's very good.

Social Media: Trump understands social media in a way that people of his generation usually don't. Trump might not be the most Internet-savvy politician of all time, but he's definitely in the top 10%. 

Persuasion: Trump might be the most persuasive person I have ever observed in the act of persuading. But keep in mind that persuasion requires a talent stack too. Trump is persuasive because he combines a bunch of minor skills into one big persuasive toolbox. For example, Trump is good at reading people, good at being provocative to attract energy, and good at sales technique. He probably isn't the best in the world at any of those minor skills, but when you add them together, along with lots of other subsidiary persuasion skills, and now the Office of the President – Trump might be the most persuasive person on Earth.

Risk management: Trump understands risk. We see it in his business dealings as he isolates different lines of business in their own corporate structures so they can fail without bringing down the rest. We also know that Trump enters businesses that have an unlimited upside potential with limited risk. And he prefers gambling with other people's money. Trump probably understands risk management better than 90% of the public. 

Trump's critics have a hard time understanding Trump's success because he lacks any best-in-the-world talents. They mock his simple speaking style, his lack of policy knowledge, his provocative Tweets and more. But as they criticize the trees they lose sight of the forest. Trump has no trees in his forest that are the best trees in the world. But his forest is one of the best forests in the world.

The takeaway here is that anyone can develop a more valuable talent stack. Just figure out which talents go well together. If in doubt, add public speaking to your stack first. Learn a second language if you can – but only a useful language. And persuasion makes you more effective at nearly everything you do. Those are just examples. You're the best judge of which skills you need. 

President-elect Trump might not be a good role model in terms of his personal life. And you might not care for his policies. But when it comes to a role model for success, you will never see better. Trump's talent stack is outstanding. 

On a related note, Kanye West is another good example of a talent stack. He isn't the best in the world at singing, dancing, writing, or any other skill you would assume is necessary for his job. But you won't see many people with Kanye's combination of talents, including his business acumen, his drive, and his knack for self-promotion. Kanye has been building his talent stack for years. And now he's adding politics. You probably think Kanye has no chance to be president because of his current mental/emotional health hospitalization. But you'd be wrong. Hillary Clinton proved that health concerns are not disqualifying.

I'm not going to predict a future Kanye West presidency. But if you think it is unlikely, you don't understand the power of talent stacks. It is possible that Kanye is doing nothing in the hospital but recovering. But I like to think he is using that time to learn Spanish. That's how Master Persuaders roll.

You can read more about talent stacks and the value of systems over goals in my book.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

No-go list of advertisers

I'll never by buying from any of these advertisers again.

The following list of companies have taken ads off of The O'Reilly Factor.

Mercedes-Benz

Mitsubishi

Hyundai

Lexus

BMW of North America

Constant Contact

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

UNTUCKit

Allstate

T. Rowe Price

GlaxoSmithKline

Sanofi

Credit Karma

Wayfair

TrueCar

Rollins, Inc

Bayer

Esurance

Society for Human Resource Management

Coldwell Banker

The Wonderful Company

H&R Block

Weather Tech

BambooHR

Jenny Craig

Ancestry

Subaru

Old Dominion Freight Line

Amica Insurance

LegalZoom

CarfFax

Invisalign

Pacific Life

VisionWorks

Stanley Steemer

Eli Lilly and Company

Allstar Products Group

Advil/Pfizer

Propane Council

Reddi Wip

GoodRX

Southern New Hampshire University

Touchnote

BeenVerified

Consumer Cellular

MilelQ

Peloton

Infiniti

Land Rover

Next Day Blinds

Pfizer

Jaguar

Voya

Mahindra

Allergan

Moberg Pharma AB

Mattress Firm

Angie's List

Laser Spine Institute

Ring



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Life comes at you fast

CNN finally admits 0bama was wiretapping Trump

'Fight Like a Girl'

If the "fight like a girl" line seems familiar, it's because Palin said it first.

The former governor of Alaska used the line during a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2011.

Sarah Palin Calls Out Elizabeth Warren for Stealing Her 'Fight Like a Girl' Line

It looks like a "fight" may be brewing between Sarah Palin and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

On Tuesday, Warren tweeted "fight like a girl" to her followers. She later used the same phrase in an NPR interview while promoting her new book.

"I don't know. Coming from liberals who urge women to claim victimization, 'Fight like a girl' just doesn't sound the same as when legit fighters for equality say it, mean it, live it, and will never give it up," Palin said to Breitbart News.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/19/sarah-palin-calls-out-elizabeth-warren-stealing-her-fight-girl-quote

Friday, April 07, 2017

Master Chess Moves

This is how 4D chess works:

- Deep State false flags Syria gas attack. President Trump responds with a "headfake response."

- Trump warned Putin. Putin warned Assad. Humane, precision strike. None or minimal casualties. Strength of the United States military flexed. Terrorists put on notice.

- Red lin in the sand was crossed. Trump upstages Obama, and shows that war crimes like chemical weapon attacks against children will be met with the force of tomahawk cruise missiles.

- Fake Russia narrative destroyed forever. Wiretap and Susan Rice investigation moves forward as Nunes is replaced with Trey Gowdy.

- trump supporters prove that #NoMoreWars is more important than blind loyalty.

- Massive power play to China as Trump eats dinner with President Xi. North Korea put on notice.

- All eyes on Trump as he tells the public, "No child of God shall suffer such horror."

- Democrats forced to support the president.

- Gorsuch confirmed.


Sunday, April 02, 2017

Da Da Da

Russia Posts April Fools' Voicemail: 'Press 2 For Services of Russian Hackers, Press 3 For Election Interference' (AUDIO)

 

Russia Posts April Fools' Voicemail: 'Press 2 For Services of Russian Hackers, Press 3 For Election Interference' (AUDIO)

Saturday, April 01, 2017

FOX: Trump Surveilled Before Nomination, Agencies with Info Blocked Nunes for Weeks

Wow, Trump was right, he was surveilled by Obama.

FOX: Trump Surveilled Before Nomination, Agencies with Info Blocked Nunes for Weeks

by MICHELLE MOONS

A Friday breaking Fox News report on surveillance of President Trump's team that began before he became the Republican presidential nominee claimed a very senior intelligence official was responsible—as well as for the unmasking of the names of private U.S. citizens.
The report cited sources which also indicated that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) knew of the existence of the information in January, but one or more intelligence agencies blocked him, and there were only two locations where he could view the information that he called "very troubling."

On Thursday, the New York Times began reporting what they claimed were the identities of two White House officials who were the sources of the information disclosed to Nunes.

Nunes met with sources on White House grounds on the day before he announced to reporters striking news that he had seen new and disturbing information indicating intelligence officials under the Obama administration "unmasked" the names of Trump team members who were incidentally surveilled.

The Friday Fox News report cited "a number of sources" with claims that not only were the two White House officials not the sources of the information shared with Nunes, but that Nunes knew of the information in January, and that the agencies where the information came from had blocked Nunes from gaining access to it. Further, the report cited officials within the agencies who said they were frustrated with the spreading of names for political purposes.

"Our sources, who have direct knowledge of what took place, were upset because those two individuals, they say, had nothing to do with the outing of this information," Fox reported.

"We've learned that the surveillance that led to the unmasking of what started way before President Trump was even the GOP nominee," reported Adam Housley. "The person who did the unmasking, I'm told, is very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world and is not in the FBI."

"This led to other surveillance which led to multiple names being unmasked. Again these are private citizens in the United States," said Housley. "This had nothing to do with Russia, I'm told, or foreign intelligence of any kind."

The two named in Thursday's reports as the sources of the information in those stories were not Nunes sources. "It was a navigation situation and the reason why they had to navigate, I'm told, is that Nunes learned about this unmasking and who this was, taking place back in January."

"It took, obviously, a number of weeks to try to figure out a way for him to see this intelligence, because the agencies were stonewalling, we're told, to allow him and others to see it," said Housley. "This is all coming from folks that are in these agencies and frustrated with the politics that is taking place in these agencies.

"We're told that the main issue here is not only the unmasking of the names, but the spreading of names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security and everything to do with hurting and embarrassing Trump and his team," reported Housley.

"Fox also learned that an individual with direct knowledge that after Nunes had been approached by his source, the agencies basically would not allow him in at all," said Housley.

Nunes and the White House have faced heated questions from the press about Nunes's viewing of the information on White House grounds; however, the Fox report added that there were only two places where Nunes could have viewed the information. One was at the agencies where the information came from, which the reporting notes would have put the source at risk, and the other location was on the 18-acre White House grounds. Housley noted that the Old Executive Office Building is on White House grounds. He also specified where information after hours and where highly sensitive information may be accessed.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/01/fox-trump-surveilled-before-nomination-agencies-info-blocked-nunes-weeks/

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Who let the Farkas out, who who?

I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.

Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.

So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more.  We have very good intelligence on Russia; so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to [Democrat politicians].

But wait, it didn't just stop there. It gets worse – or better, depending on your position.

With the help of MSNBC, simultaneous to her admission of first-hand specific knowledge of the administration spying on Mr. Trump, Ms. Evelyn Farkas outs herself as the key source for a New York Times report which discussed President Obama officials leaking classified information to media.

Considerable irony jumps to the forefront when you recognize, the New York Times tried to protect Evelyn Farkas as the source of their reporting by stating:

"More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute the intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing classified information, nearly all of which remains secret." (link)

D'oh.

Whoopsie.

Looks like Devin Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee has a new person to bring in for testimony.   A positive development because at this rate the media leakers will out themselves without much need for investigation.

I wonder what the criminal penalties are for having access to intelligence and sharing it with Democrat politicians ["The Hill People"].

Question #1:

Who, specifically, are these "Hill People" you speak of Mrs. Farkas?

Watch again.  Longer version – key moment at 04:50 [prompted] Just hit play:


Combine all of these data-points and you discover that Evelyn Farkas was essentially part of a disinformation campaign with Obama insiders spreading a fake DNC constructed story using false information.    However, in addition to pushing the false Trump Russian conspiracy narrative, Farkas has knowledge of the outcome of the original pushing of the narrative leading to actual surveillance of the Trump team.

This bolsters the information already presented by Devin Nunes that an entirely separate network of surveillance, unrelated to the Russian conspiracy story, was directly targeting the candidacy of Trump and the post-election surveillance of the President Elect Trump-transition team.


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/28/oh-my-president-obamas-own-defense-deputy-admits-obama-white-house-spied-on-candidatepresident-elect-trump/



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Because of the sensitivity of the matter" ~ James Comey avoids Congress, blocks Q/A on Obama


It Took a Freshman GOP Congresswoman To Pull The Mask From FBI Director Comey…

FBI Director James Comey unmasked as a Deep State Black Hat Operative.

Representative Elise M. Stefanik is a young, freshman republican congresswoman from the Albany New York area.  And using a probative questioning timeline, she single-handily pulled the mask from FBI Director James Comey, yet no-one seemed to notice.

Obviously Ms. Stefanik has not been in the swamp long enough to lose her common sense.

In the segment of the questioning below Rep. Stefanik begins by asking director Comey what are the typical protocols, broad standards and procedures for notifying the Director of National Intelligence, the White House and senior congressional leadership (aka the intelligence Gang of Eight), when the FBI has opened a counter-intelligence investigation.

The parseltongue response from Comey is a generalized reply (with uncomfortable body language) that notification of counter-intel investigations are discussed with the White House, and other pertinent officials, on a calendar basis, ie. "quarterly".

With the statement that such counter-intel notifications happen "generally quarterly", and against the backdrop that Comey stated in July of 2016 a counter-intel investigation began, Stefanik asks:

…"when did you notify the White House, the DNI and congressional leadership"?

BOOM!  Watch an extremely uncomfortable Director James Comey outright LIE… by claiming there was no active DNI -which is entirely false- James Clapper was Obama's DNI.

.

Watch it again.

Watch that first 3:00 minutes again.  Ending with:

…"Because of the sensitivity of the matter"  ~ James Comey

Director Comey intentionally obfuscates knowledge of the question from Rep Stefanik; using parseltongue verbiage to get himself away from the sunlit timeline.

The counter-intel investigation, by his own admission, began in July 2016.  Congress was not notified until March 2017.  That's an eight month period – Obviously obfuscating the quarterly claim moments earlier.

The uncomfortable aspect to this line of inquiry is Comey's transparent knowledge of the politicized Office of the DNI James Clapper by President Obama.  Clapper was used rather extensively by the Obama Administration as an intelligence shield, a firewall or useful idiot, on several occasions.

Anyone who followed the Obama White House intel policy outcomes will have a lengthy frame of reference for DNI Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan as the two primary political operatives.   Brennan admitted investigating, and spying on, the Senate Intelligence Committee as they held oversight responsibility for the CIA itself.

The first and second questions from Stefanik were clear.  Comey's understanding of the questions was clear.  However, Comey directly evaded truthful response to the second question.   When you watch the video, you can see Comey quickly connecting the dots on where this inquiry was going.

There is only one reasonable explanation for FBI Director James Comey to be launching a counter-intel investigation in July 2016, notifying the White House and Clapper, and keeping it under wraps from congress.    Comey was a participant in the intelligence gathering for political purposes – wittingly, or unwittingly.

As a direct consequence of this mid-thought-stream Comey obfuscation, it is now clear -at least to me- that Director Comey was using his office as a facilitating conduit for the political purposes of the Obama White House.

Unfortunately, a slightly nervous Stefanik, never forced Comey to go back to the non-answered question and respond by saying:

No, Mr. Comey, there WAS a DNI in place in 2016, please answer the question of when did you notify him (Clapper) and the White House?

….. then it would get a little ugly:

Why did you notify Clapper and the White House but delay congressional notification?

With all the banter about these hearings, and against this slight moment of clarity of purpose, it bears repeating:

There is only ONE KNOWN Factual and CRIMINAL activity currently identified: the unmasking and leaking of Mike Flynn's name to the media.

FBI Director Comey states his organization is "investigating".  Fair enough, however – not a single congresscritter asked HIM if he is the source of the unmasking or leaks.

♦ How can a congressional committee conduct an investigation if they don't know if the primary witness, the lead investigator, is the source of the leaks?

♦ Wouldn't the very first step, the actual basis of the foundation for the investigation itself, be to ensure the person conducting the investigation did not participate in the illegality of the conduct being investigated?

Think.

Avoid the shiny things.

Why wouldn't congress ask this simple question?

Admiral Mike Rogers answers that approximately 10-20 people within his NSA organization had the potential to unmask and/or leak to the media.  Fair enough.

♦ Wouldn't the first question as follow-up be to ask Admiral Mike Rogers if he is one of those numbered possibilities?

♦ Wouldn't the second follow-up question, in an authentic inquiry, be to ask Mike Rogers: if he is one of the possibilities with access to that information, then was he actually the person who unmasked or leaked?

If Mike Rogers and James Comey admit they are in charge of two of the possible source organizations for leak activity (expressly known illegal behavior)… then what affirmative confidence has either person expressed to congress to ensure the inquiring body that they personally were not the originating source?

And why didn't congress ask them?

Think.

There is NO PEA in this shell game of distraction.

Why didn't congress ask them?

Occam's Razor – Because the question(s), the brutally obvious question(s), then lead to the follow-up:  If the only criminal activity is the sourcing of the leak, and the two people giving testimony are potential suspects in that criminal activity, then: A)  How can we trust their testimony, and B) Why are we even having this hearing"? (with two people who are suspects in an ongoing investigation)…

The answers reveal the current intention of the intelligence committee is not to actually investigate, but rather to give the outward illusion of investigation.

If they were not merely giving an illusion….  Congress would be pointing out that FBI Director James Comey has a direct and specific conflict of interest that is so glaringly obvious it's unfathomable no-one see it.

Director Comey, and to a lesser extent Rogers, would have been in direct contact with the prior administration individuals, and entities acting on their behalf, who were politicizing the information being gathered and lying about (ie. leaking to the media) the content therein.

"Because of the sensitivity of the matter"  ~ James Comey

Didn't Comey further claim in this hearing that lying about the content of (or even the existence of) a counter-intelligence investigation was not itself a criminal act?    Hello?

That said, James Comey has an expressed interest in claiming an ongoing investigation exists (even if it doesn't) just to ensure the prior administration contact and behavior was shielded behind the wall of "an ongoing investigation".  Comey says: "Because of the sensitivity of the matter"..  Where "the matter" is the politicized and entirely false information from the White House.

FBI Director James Comey has singularity of knowledge and has cleverly placed himself in a position where there is no "oversight" of his claims.

…"Because of the sensitivity of the matter"  ~ James Comey

See how that works?

At one point in his political life Comey may have been a White Hat, but there's no doubt his behavior is exactly what a black hat operative would be doing to shield his connection to the black hat activity of the prior administration.

Summary:  Hillary Clinton political operatives manufactured the illusion of a computer connection between Russian entities (financial banks) and the Trump campaign/organization.  Those manufactured points of evidence were then passed along to White House entities who used the political intel community (Clapper to Comey) to open an investigation of nothingness – to nowhere.  The mere existence of that investigation was then used as the originating point for a series of media intel leaks (the narrative) intended to cloud and damage the Trump campaign/organization. FBI Director James Comey, as head of one of the investigative agencies, became part of that political apparatus.  Now, usefulness exhausted and with the media engaged, it's CYA time all around for the originating entities.

"Because of the sensitivity of the matter"  ~ James Comey



Friday, March 17, 2017

More fake news - the handshake

Oh no, there was no handshake. I believe the media totally! #FakeNews @realDonaldTrump #Merkel

There you have it

Friendly handshake amongst allies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dilbert and Trump

Like the Tie!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Young Girl: our next president

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZro-uEJ48

She's great. I'd vote for her. On Another Note: I've heard of a Mikraphone, but what the heck is a Mika?

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Crybaby Dummycrats

Right after the speech, the raced out fast,
apparently many of them had to get to their KKK meetings... At least they didn't bring the hoods inside.




Pence: No one will “fall through the cracks” in ObamaCare repeal

Miki, the replacement will be very similar to ACA, except they will
add the options that the Republicans wanted to amend in the first
place, and the Democrats wouldn't allow because their donors said no.
Two of those options are Cross-State competition (BIG TIME COST
REDUCTIONS!), and Job-Job portability.

If those were originally part of ACA, then it's quite likely Hillary
would now be president. SO thank you to Pelosi for refusing :)



Pence: No one will "fall through the cracks" in ObamaCare repeal
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/01/pence-no-one-will-fall-through-the-cracks-in-obamacare-repeal/

Last night, Vice President Mike Pence fulfilled his office's
traditional role when the president speaks to Congress: remain in the
background and lead the applause. This morning, Pence has taken the
lead among the administration's surrogates, hitting the morning news
shows to boost Donald Trump's well-received presidential address. The
most contentious issue raised last night was ObamaCare, and Pence
tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos on the set of Good Morning America
that Trump takes the transition very seriously. The top principle,
Pence says, will be to ensure that no one "falls through the cracks":

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Vice President Mike Pence today said "no one is going to fall through
the cracks" in President Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare
amid fears that those who have health coverage now will lose it.

"What the president wants the Congress to do is to create a framework
for people to be able to afford coverage," Pence said on ABC News'
"Good Morning America." "I think the president has made it clear, no
one is going to fall through the cracks in this."

How does one define falling through the cracks? Does it mean not being
able to afford less-expensive plans in the future, or does it mean any
interruption in the status quo? Stephanopoulos tried three times to
define it as the latter, asking Pence repeatedly whether Trump's plan
would "guarantee that no one loses coverage?"

Recall that ObamaCare itself didn't meet that standard. Despite dozens
of promises from Barack Obama himself that "if you like your plan, you
can keep your plan," millions of Americans had their plans canceled in
October 2013 for being non-ACA compliant. Over the course of
succeeding enrollment periods, many more continued to lose their
existing plans as insurers bailed out of marketplaces and consolidated
their offerings. Stephanopoulos' question applies every year to the
current system, even if the media isn't quite as interested in
covering the answer to it.

However, the media will get very interested in each and every case of
canceled coverage when Republicans repeal and replace ObamaCare, and
Republicans know it. That's why a large number of them want a
replacement plan ready to approve either at the same time as repeal or
very quickly afterward. They understand the political risks involved —
and so does Pence and Trump himself, who warned Congress last night to
ensure a "stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the
healthcare exchanges." Fair or not, the Trump administration
understands that they will get judged harshly on any failure in that
process.

To say that this has made some Republicans on Capitol Hill a little
risk adverse is an understatement. Unfortunately, there's no easy way
to unwind ObamaCare unilaterally. The best policy is a rapid repeal to
take effect at the end of the current insurance cycle, and then
challenge Democrats to work on a replacement. As long as ObamaCare and
its top-down control of health insurance markets is still in
existence, they will fight tooth and nail to keep it. Only after
getting rid of it entirely first will there be an opening for another
approach.

Republicans — including Trump — ran on this promise for the last
several years. They may take some heat in the transition, but it's
nothing compared to what will happen if they don't show some courage
and deliver on this promise. Not only will it be a massive betrayal of
voters who have elected them largely on this issue, it will make it
look like the Democrats had the right answer all along, regardless of
how disastrous it has proven to be. Republicans may be between a rock
and a hard place, but they put themselves there — and they'd better
take action to resolve it, the more quickly the better.

CBS: Viewers strongly approve of Trump's speech to Congress

Viewers strongly approve of Trump's speech to Congress

By Anthony Salvanto, Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and
Kabir Khanna

Viewers nationwide strongly approved of President Trump's speech
Tuesday night, with many Democrats joining Republicans in calling it
"presidential" and positive in tone. Republicans and Independents
found it "unifying," though Democrats were slower to come around on
that measure.

The President gained support for his policy plans among viewers:
Interviewed before and after the address, they came away from it more
positive on his ideas for the economy, immigration, terrorism, crime
and Obamacare.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-poll-viewers-strongly-approve-president-trump-speech-call-it-unifying-presidential/

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Neil Gorsuch

At age 49, Neil Gorsuch is the youngest Supreme Court nominee since Clarence Thomas (then just 43).

Kinda makes you feel old, but I don't mind!

The Other 'Ban' That Was Quietly Announced Last Week

Cash
...
But they're totally missing the point. Cash isn't about privacy.

It's one of the only remaining options in a financial system that has gone totally crazy.

Especially in Europe, where interest rates are negative and many banks are on the verge of collapse, cash is a protective shelter in a storm of chaos.

Think about it: every time you make a deposit at your bank, that savings no longer belongs to you. It's now the bank's money. It's their asset, not yours.

You become an unsecured creditor of the bank with nothing more than a claim on their balance sheet, beholden to all the stupidity and shenanigans that they have a history of perpetrating.

Banks never miss an opportunity to prove to the rest of the world that they do not deserve the trust that we place in them.

And for now, anyone who wishes to divorce themselves from these consequences can simply withdraw a portion of their savings and hold cash.

Cash means there is no middleman standing between you and your savings.

Banning it, for any reason, destroys this option and subjects every consumer to the whims of a financial system that is stacked against us.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/other-ban-was-quietly-announced-last-week

SOTU Bill Clinton talking about immigration in the 1995 State of the Union

Persuasion Filter

A must read, from the creator of Dilbert, and a psychologist by training.
He's explaining the 'moves' by our president, by observing from both sides,
and tries to reason the strategy used in his 'deal'.

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156532225711/the-persuasion-filter-and-immigration

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

10 reasons...

Foxconn is part of Apple, and makes iPhones and iPads

Art Of The Repeal !

Art Of The Repeal !

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trump on day one: makes good on promises!

The Six Stages Of Democrat Grief Are Complete

The Six Stages Of Democrat Grief Are Complete

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Carpet Salesman Speaks: "We 'Deplorables' Aren't So Bad, Once You Get To Know Us"

Authored by Lou Weiss - a Pittsburg carpet salesman - via The Wall Street Journal,

If you've lost your bearings in Trump's America, your conservative friend can help you find them.

Since the shocking presidential election result, many people have approached me with quizzical expressions, some with tears in their eyes. I live among the adorables, but I think like a deplorable. To them I am that most exotic creature—a conservative Republican—and they really seem to want to understand the mind-set of those who voted for Donald Trump (or, like me, weren't heartbroken when he won). Some have felt the need to hug me as if to embrace that half of America from which they feel estranged.

I realize that as the excuses pile up for Hillary Clinton's loss this curiosity might be fleeting, so I try my best to teach my curious grasshoppers. And since we conservatives are the biggest givers, I want to share with other adorable readers what may motivate the actions of a deplorable. Even though we may not have met, I'm happy to be that token guy you can call "my conservative friend Lou."

You might begin by considering the effect of your nomenclature. Calling people racists, homophobes, bigots and other such labels doesn't endear the name caller to the recipient. Try descriptors like traditional and hardworking. Better. It's amazing, I know, but people don't like being reduced to a negative cultural stereotype.

Now we are ready for a field trip. Rather than going on that "fact finding" trip to Cuba or Venezuela, how about a trip to Iowa or Nebraska? Too remote? Might I suggest Pittsburgh, my beloved hometown, where a five-minute drive in any direction from city limits puts you in Trump country? You can take a day trip out and return to your comfy high-rise hotel bed by evening. We even have hipster redoubts populated with Brooklyn expats. The beards, the flannel shirts and the abundance of heritage pork dishes will make you feel like you are in Appalachia even before you leave the city.

Try to find some subjects that you might discuss should you ever meet a Trump voter. Familiarize yourself with Big 12 football. You have a buddy who went to Wisconsin and a couple of friends from Michigan, so knowing the Big Ten is no big deal, but knowing that Oklahoma State is the home of the Cowboys will earn you major points. When you travel, attend a church service at least one denomination to the right of your regular church. Maybe watch or rewatch "American Sniper" rather than your usual mumblecore or IFC fare. Also don't expect people you meet to commiserate over "Hamilton" ticket prices or know what cisgender means.

You may not know this, but deplorables are all around you—they might even be working in your own home. Deplorables know how to fix things. See that guy over there working on your leaky faucet? Ask him about his politics. The nurse in your doctor's office? Ask her, too. Many of the people who make your life so exquisite probably disagree with you, so unless you are handy with a double-box wrench, don't be too quick to label them Neanderthals. They know your liberal politics by the material posted on your fridge but are way too tolerant to confront you on the topic. They are also too polite to walk out on you. Car trouble? Don't even go there.

Also: No more boycotts. Have you ever tried Chick-fil-A? Delicious! When I go to the hospital I don't ask whether my room is on a wing donated by George Soros or David Koch. I once had a liberal customer who so abhorred my views on Israel that he passed on the excellent value that I was offering on a wool Berber broadloom carpet. He went elsewhere for a hideous synthetic knockoff.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-14/pittsburgh-carpet-salesman-speaks-we-deplorables-arent-so-bad-once-you-get-know-us

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Debt to GDP for new presidents

Of course they THINK they can read the future, but they said this of W. Bush as well


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Der Alten kunst gar lang versteckt, hab ich hier wieder aufgedeckt. Das sie nun lacht in neuer Pracht, Und mir und andern Freude macht.

http://beautyofclassicalmusic.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 06, 2017

Russia 'hacks'

Putin confirms Russia will respond to expulsion of diplomats by changing the password on all White House accounts.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Behold the Clinton Archipelago

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Time's Man of the Year

2016 - Trump!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Climate Change

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Democrats, Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics

Well written...

Democrats, Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics

A party obsessed with race won't have much luck reaching out to non-elite whites.

Trump's sally during the first Republican primary debate that "this country doesn't have time" for "total political correctness" sent a signal that the reigning presumptions about oppression were finally vulnerable. The message resonated. Democrats will have to do much more than invoke traditional Democratic class warfare to convince non-elite white voters that the party does not see them as one of America's biggest problems.


Monday, November 21, 2016

The glowing dye that could enable liquid-based batteries for powering homes and cars

Researchers at the University at Buffalo say BODIPY – short for boron-dipyrromethene – hides two "unusual" chemical properties that make it a potential candidate for stockpiling energy in a redox flow battery: storing electrons and participating in electron transfer. This discovery is potentially significant because next-gen batteries need to do these two things very well in order to store and deliver energy at grid scale. BODIPY, which is also used as a sensor to identify proteins, is "very good" at performing these functions, say the researchers led by Dr. Timothy Cook and first author Anjula M. Kosswattaarachchi.

http://newatlas.com/bodipy-dye-redox-flow-batteries/46526/

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Paul Joseph Watson Blasts The MSM: "You're The Experts Of Fake News"

Paul Joseph Watson Blasts The MSM: "You're The Experts Of Fake News"

http://tinyurl.com/msmfakenews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyS3Ghevf2I

Paul Joseph Watson is eviscerating the mainstream media for spreading an obviously biased list of "fake news" sources compiled by a left-wing assistant professor in an obvious attempt to undermine conservative news outlets. 

We wrote about the list a couple days ago as many were actually a target of Melissa "Mish" Zimdars' fake news wrath.  To our complete "shock", the list of fake news sources created by the self-described "feminist, activist" who is an avid supporter of numerous "neutral" political groups, like Occupy Wall Street, included several conservative news outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars but somehow missed leftist sites like The Huffington Post which was exposed by WikiLeaks to have been overtly colluding with the Hillary Clinton campaign.

As always, here are a couple of our favorite lines though the full clip is a must see.

Oh, and when they say "fake news," that includes any reporting or opinion that contradicts their leftist narrative.

Who gave the mainstream media the right to be judge, jury and executioner of what constitutes "fake news"?  All you do is put out fake news.  You're the aficionado of fake news.  You put out the fake news that Hillary Clinton was 98% likely to win the presidency.  You printed out and shipped copies of Newsweek celebrating "Madam President."  You put out fake, rigged polls that were proven spectacularly wrong.  You create fake narratives like Trump being responsible for violence at his own rallies when it was DNC-funded agitators all along.  You're the fucking experts of fake news. 

 As WikiLeaks exposed, you're a public relations front for the Democratic Party.  You lost the argument.  You trashed your own credibility.  And now you're trying to resurrect it by claiming that everyone that beat you is "fake news".  Give me a break.

As a reminded, here is the full list of news outlets deemed "fake" by the snowflake of infinite wisdom, Melissa Zimdars: ...

Conveniently for the mainstream media, she ignored the following list of people who WikiLeaks exposed as having actually colluded with Hillary Clinton's campaign over the course of two years.










Thursday, November 17, 2016

Apple

A day

0bama's in Berlin with Merkel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

An immigrant is taking my job

Look behind the media

Sums up the 2016 election

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sanctimonious Pontification – #BestElectionEver – Video With Great Ending…

Sanctimonious Pontification – #BestElectionEver – Video With Great Ending…

There's been a lot of these great videos, but this one has the best ending.  Sanctimonious Pontification thy name is…

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqEddipbpkw




https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/trump-oval-office.jpg?w=640&h=486

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LOL

LOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLLOLLOLOLOLOLLOL


Kasich at White House

How come Kasich seems to get all the hot babes?
And why is he at the White House?
But mostly, how does he get all the hot chicks?

Charlie Spiering @charliespiering 2m2 minutes ago
John Kasich here at the White House talking to media

Trump supporters brutally beating a black Hillary supporter


Trump supporters were caught on tape brutally beating a black Hillary voter, this would be a national news story.

https://t.co/r9qAGjSIYK


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Meanwhile, As The World Watched The Election... This Happened

India outlaws their largest denomination Rupies. Cashless society...

Plus:

Anyone trying to understand why Hillary lost might take note of the deceit of sending Podesta out to tell her supporters its not over. Then a few minutes later she calls Trump to concede. Even at the bitter end she lied to her own supporters.

Watch "Mr. Rooney's Phone Call (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/gm5fVx8vbu0

Dems in Philly tried to drag her old bones over to the polling places, but even that wasn't enough to overcome the Trump Train movement

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Vote!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

Nah, there's no corruption with the Dummycrats.. None at all.


EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

McAuliffe sought to allow all of Virginia's estimated 200,000 felons to vote, but state courts said each individual felon's circumstances must be weighed. To get around that, McAuliffe used a mechanical autopen to rapidly sign thousands of letters, as if he had personally reviewed them, even as his office was saying the total was 13,000.

Now, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned that McAuliffe — who managed Clinton's unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign — churned out five times as many letters before the registration deadline than publicly claimed.

Virginia's recent political history has seen multiple races that were decided by tiny margins. The 2014 U.S. Senate race, for example, was decided by only 17,000 votes, while the attorney general's race came down to a mere 165 votes.

McAuliffe is a close friend of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton, even personally guaranteeing a loan for the purchase of their Chappaqua, New York, mansion in 1999. He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee where he was a prodigious fund raiser.The Virginia chief executive claimed to have "no idea" how felons would vote and said he had never thought about it. Clinton's staff emailed him after the 200,000-voters move to call it a "great announcement" and set up a call about it.

McAuliffe also did a major favor for the wife of a senior FBI executive who was running for a Virginia legislative seat at the same time the bureau was investigating Clinton's use of private email addresses and a home-brew server to conduct the official diplomatic business of the U.S.

Virginia officials expressed surprise that McAuliffe had signed so many more letters than previously reported. Registrars and state legislators told TheDCNF they had no idea, and even officers of the state Board of Elections were kept in the dark.

Registrars could look up a felon's status one name at a time in a Secretary of the Commonwealth database, if they had his or her Social Security number, but the system didn't display the total number of those restored.

Lashawnda S. Singleton, spokesman for Virginia's Secretary of the Commonwealth, did not respond to TheDCNF's request for the data.

After TheDCNF asked Clara Belle Wheeler, vice-chairman of the Virginia Board of Elections and a Republican, she was told by Edgardo Cortes, Commissioner of the Department of Elections, that the total was somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000.

"Cortes stated that the names were available to the general registrars thru the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. He stated that the number was between 50 and 60,000 names. He was unable to be more precise," Wheeler told TheDCNF.

"He assured me that the entire 216,000 felons were not sent voter registration cards. He stated that only those who had completed voter registration forms which were submitted to the general registrars either in paper forms or via the on-line citizen portal were registered to vote. He did not know the number of felons whose rights had been restored who have registered to vote," she said.

Those who received McAuliffe's letter also got voter registration forms with pre-paid return postage. No others in Virginia received such a service.

When TheDCNF pointed out that 60,000 could tip an election, Wheeler said "I am acutely and chronically aware of that." She also noted that McAuliffe has explicitly asked felons to vote for Clinton.

Wheeler said the last-minute, highly unorthodox flood of individual restorations had to be processed by registrars who were already overwhelmed by failing computer systems.

She also said that, while McAuliffe claimed to only be restoring voting rights of felons who had completed their sentences, his use of the autopen might not satisfy the court's specific vetting requirement.

"I think the General Assembly caucus that brought suit made it abundantly clear that you must look at each person and evaluate each individual person's record: have they served their time, have they paid their restoration if it was due, have they finished their probation, are they citizens, have they not been arrested for some other crime," Wheeler said.

"The code of Virginia requires that each person is treated as an individual rather than as a bulk because each individual has a different set of circumstances and those should be evaluated," she said.



Thursday, November 03, 2016

May 11th prediction for World Series


Here's an interesting tweet from Pollster Nate Silver back on May 11th:
(Nate's more of a leftist, and this was supposed to be sarcasm)



Reminder: Cubs will win the World Series and, in exchange, President Trump will be elected 8 days later.









Too Stupid To Rule.

Too Stupid To Rule. Hillariously Stupid!
http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=8880

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Google is using my phone against me to help Dummycrats

Google is using my phone against me in order to get Hildabeast elected.

Not nice!

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Among the latest set of Podesta releases, was the following email sent on April 15, 2014 by Google's Eric Schmidt titled "Notes for a 2016 Democratic Campaign" in which the Google/Alphabet Chairman tells Cheryl Mills that "I have put together my thoughts on the campaign ideas and I have scheduled some meetings in the next few weeks for veterans of the campaign to tell me how to make these ideas better.  This is simply a draft but do let me know if this is a helpful process for you all."

While there are numerous curious nuances in the plan, presented below in its entirety, the one section that caught our - and Wikileaks' attention - is the following which implicitly suggests Google planned the creation of a voter tracking database, using smart phones:

Key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them.  In 2016 smart phones will be used to identify, meet, and update profiles on the voter.  A dynamic volunteer can easily speak with a voter and, with their email or other digital handle, get the voter videos and other answers to areas they care about ("the benefits of ACA to you" etc.)

As a reminder, two days ago it was revealed that just days prior to the April 15, 2014 email, Schmidt had sent another email in which he expressed his eagerness to "fund" the campaign efforts and wants to be a "head outside advisor." In the email from John Podesta to Robby Mook we learned that:

I met with Eric Schmidt tonight. As David reported, he's ready to fund, advise recruit talent, etc. He was more deferential on structure than I expected. Wasn't pushing to run through one of his existing firms. Clearly wants to be head outside advisor, but didn't seem like he wanted to push others out. Clearly wants to get going. He's still in DC tomorrow and would like to meet with you if you are in DC in the afternoon. I think it's worth doing. You around? If you are, and want to meet with him, maybe the four of us can get on t

Another email from February 2015 suggested that the Google Chairman remained active in its collaboration with the Clinton campaign: John Podesta wrote that Eric Schmidt met with HR "about the business he proposes to do with the campaign. He says he's met with HRC" and adds that "FYI. They are donating the Google plane for the Africa trip"



Notes for a 2016 Democratic Campaign
Eric Schmidt
April 2014

DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT

Here are some comments and observations based on what we saw in the 2012 campaign.  If we get started soon, we will be in a very strong position to execute well for 2016.

1. Size, Structure and Timing

Lets assume a total budget of about $1.5Billion, with more than 5000 paid employees and million(s) of volunteers.  The entire startup ceases operation four days after November 8, 2016.  The structure includes a Chairman or Chairwoman who is the external face of the campaign and a President who is the executive in charge of objectives, measurements, systems and building and managing the organization.

Every day matters as our end date does not change.  An official campaign right after midterm elections and a preparatory team assembled now is best.


2. Location

The campaign headquarters will have about a thousand people, mostly young and hardworking and enthusiastic.  Its important to have a very large hiring pool (such as Chicago or NYC) from which to choose enthusiastic, smart and low paid permanent employees.  DC is a poor choice as its full of distractions and interruptions.  Moving the location from DC elsewhere guarantees visitors have taken the time to travel and to help.

The key is a large population of talented people who are dying to work for you.  Any outer borough of NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston are all good examples of a large, blue state city to base in.

Employees will relocate to participate in the campaign, and will find low cost temporary housing or live with campaign supporters on a donated basis.  This worked well in Chicago and can work elsewhere.

The computers will be in the cloud and most likely on Amazon Web services (AWS).  All the campaign needs are portable computers, tablets and smart phones along with credit card readers.


3. The pieces of a Campaign

a) The Field

Its important to have strong field leadership, with autonomy and empowerment.  Operations talent needs to build the offices, set up the systems, hire the people, and administer what is about 5000 people.  Initial modeling will show heavy hiring in the key battleground states.  There is plenty of time to set these functions up and build the human systems.  The field is about organizing people, voter contact, and get out the vote programs.

For organizing tools, build a simple way to link people and activities as a workflow and let the field manage the system, all cloud based.  Build a simple organizing tool with a functioning back-end.  Avoid deep integration as the benefits are not worth it.  Build on the cloud.  Organizing is really about sharing and linking people, and this tool would measure and track all of it.

There are many other crucial early investments needed in the field: determining the precise list of battleground states, doing early polling to confirm initial biases, and maintaining and extending voter protection programs at the state level.

b) The Voter

Key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them.  In 2016 smart phones will be used to identify, meet, and update profiles on the voter.  A dynamic volunteer can easily speak with a voter and, with their email or other digital handle, get the voter videos and other answers to areas they care about ("the benefits of ACA to you" etc.)

The scenario includes a volunteer on a walk list, encountering a potential voter, updating the records real time and deepening contact with the voter and the information we have to offer.

c) Digital

A large group of campaign employees will use digital marketing methods to connect to voters, to offer information, to use social networks to spread good news, and to raise money.  Partners like Blue State Digital will do much of the fund raising.  A key point is to convert BSD and other partners to pure cloud service offerings to handle the expected crush and load.

d) Media (paid), (earned) and (social), and polling

New tools should be developed to measure reach and impact of paid, earned and social media.  The impact of press coverage should be measurable in reach and impact, and TV effectiveness measured by attention and other surveys. 

Build tools that measure the rate and spread of stories and rumors, and model how it works and who has the biggest impact.  Tools can tell us about the origin of stories and the impact of any venue, person or theme.  Connect polling into this in some way. 

Find a way to do polling online and not on phones.

e) Analytics and data science and modeling, polling and resource optimization tools

For each voter, a score is computed ranking probability of the right vote.  Analytics can model demographics, social factors and many other attributes of the needed voters.  Modeling will tell us what who we need to turn out and why, and studies of effectiveness will let us know what approaches work well.    Machine intelligence across the data should identify the most important factors for turnout, and preference.

It should be possible to link the voter records in Van with upcoming databases from companies like Comcast and others for media measurement purposes.

The analytics tools can be built in house or partnered with a set of vendors.

f) Core engineering, voter database and contact with voters online

The database of voters (NGP Van) is a fine starting point for voter records and is maintained by the vendor (and needs to be converted to the cloud).  The code developed for 2012 (Narwahl etc.) is unlikely to be used, and replaced by a model where the vendor data is kept in the Van database and intermediate databases are arranged with additional information for a voter.

Quite a bit of software is to be developed to match digital identities with the actual voter file with high confidence.  The key unit of the campaign is a "voter", and each and every record is viewable and updatable by volunteers in search of more accurate information.

In the case where we can't identify the specific human, we can still have a partial digital voter id, for a person or "probable-person" with attributes that we can identify and use to target.  As they respond we can eventually match to a registered voter in the main file.  This digital key is eventually matched to a real person.

The Rules

Its important that all the player in the campaign work at cost and there be no special interests in the financing structure.  This means that all vendors work at cost and there is a separate auditing function to ensure no one is profiting unfairly from the campaign.  All investments and conflicts of interest would have to be publicly disclosed.  The rules of the audit should include caps on individual salaries and no investor profits from the campaign function.  (For example, this rule would apply to me.)

The KEY things

a) early build of an integrated development team and recognition that this is an entire system that has to be managed as such
b) decisions to exclusively use cloud solutions for scalability, and choice of vendors and any software from 2012 that will be reused.
c) the role of the smart phone in the hands of a volunteer.  The smart phone manages the process, updates the database, informs the citizen, and allows fundraising and recruitment of volunteers (on android and iphone).
d) early and continued focus of qualifying fundraising dollars to build the field, and build all the tools.  Outside money will be plentiful and perfect for TV use.  A smart media mix tool tells all we need to know about media placement, TV versus other media and digital media.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-01/wikileaks-reveals-googles-strategic-plan-help-democrats-win-election

Monday, October 31, 2016

My Halloween Costume

Found... 33,000 missing emails

Clueless

If the majority of Americans weren't so willingly ignorant and CLUELESS, Bill and Hillary would both be wearing jailhouse bracelets

Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollars

BIG TIME CROOK HILLARY!

It'll be interesting either way.
If she wins she'll be impeached.

Or if she loses then Trump wins!

Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollars
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-31/hacked-podesta-email-reveals-clinton-foundation-coercing-saudi-billionaire-millions-


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Watch "13 Yr. Old Faith Graham Delivers Epic Takedown of Hillary Clinton at Trump Phoenix Rally" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Rh7LRZpZpd0

FBI: We're opening a new Weiner Probe

Joe Biden learns it was Weiner who'll take down Hillary.
"Oh God."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Disenfranchised Clown

Great idea for Halloween parties: wear a sign: "Disenfranchised Clown". It's easy, and it's anti-PC with clown outfits banned by the PC.

Seen in Wilkinsburg, PA

But mostly signs that simply say 'VOTE'. Community organization  or consensus?