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.

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"

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


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…


Thursday, November 10, 2016



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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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

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


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

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


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!

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!

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


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.