Russian Hacking: Chilling and Infuriating at the Same Time

December 14, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

Yesterday the New York Times published an explosive story detailing the boldness of two Russian hacking groups infiltration of government and political party computer systems and the stupidity of those, especially at the DNC, that allowed both groups access to EVERYTHING for over a year.  The “IT Guy” was a part timer, who ignored multiple attempts by the FBI to warn the DNC that they were compromised, and especially makes the FBI look inept because no one from the agency went to actually visit higher ups to report that they knew the DNC was hacked and who was doing it.

Most disturbing was the complicity of the media when it was clear what was going on when the daily email dumps began, and how the Republicans, trying to win the election by hook or crook (emphasis on crook) refused to cooperate with the Dems and the Obama administration to go public with what they knew.  Infuriating is the fact that the hackers got in like they do to unsuspecting people every day, with a fake Google or other provider email saying “click here to change your password”.  You would think that government and party staff would know better, but apparently not.

The result is that the Russians actually helped Cheeto Jesus get elected.  The continuous noise of the email and document dumps, the uncritical and breathless reporting by the media added to the stupidity of DWS and other DNC leadership all came together in the conflagration we are seeing today.

All of this could have been prevented, but we are now in a post democracy era where party trumps country (no pun intended).

Russia’s Newest Friend

December 10, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

Russia has a new friend, and no, it’s not Cheeto Jesus.  He’s been a friend for a really long time.  The new friend?  Mitch McConnell.  The Washington Post is reporting today that the Obama administration, after being briefed by the CIA that Russia was mcconnell-turtleclearly trying to intervene in the presidential election, attempted to form a bipartisan coalition to go after their hackers.  Obama wanted a bipartisan effort to avoid looking like he was playing politics during the campaign.

In mid-September, intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders in a secure room in the Capitol.  The Democrats present unanimously supported a bipartisan effort to go public with an accusation against Russia for (more…)

Experts are Urging Clinton to Challenge Results in Swing States

November 23, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

Computer security experts at the University of Michigan have found compelling evidence that election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania have been altered or hacked, and have urged the campaign to challenge the election results in those states.  In Wisconsin counties alone, where electronic voting machines were used versus paper ballots, Hillary underperformed by 7%.  That 7% would swing Wisconsin to Hillary’s column. That unusual pattern caught computer experts’ attention, which indicates hacking of results.  The experts have had a conference call with John Pedestal, but nothing has come out of the campaign yet.  Apparently the White House doesn’t want Hillary to challenge, feating upheaval that they don’t want.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Kakistocracy – From the Greek

November 18, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

Oxford Dictionary Definition: Kakistocracy –

NOUN

  • 1[mass noun] Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state:

    ‘the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy’
    ‘every government that has existed since the ancient Greeks has been a prime example of kakistocracy’
    1. 1.1[count noun] A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens:
      ‘the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy’
      ‘the man in the street must share part of the blame for allowing such a kakistocracy to entrench itself’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek kakistos worst + -cracy.

 

The United States is entering a period of kakistocracy; that is, government run by those least suitable or competent.  It is the perfect definition of the slow motion train wreck we are witnessing since the idiotic election of Cheeto Jesus to the presidency.

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The Undoing of Hillary in the Midwest – “Arrogance”

November 17, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Hillary

Many of us have yet to recover from the shock that Cheeto Jesus, the singularly worst candidate to ever run for President, beat a clearly more qualified Hillary Clinton last week.  (Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get she got more votes, but that fact, along with $3.65, will get you a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks).  I did my first post mortem using my own observations, but stories are now leaking out from the inside about clear failures on the part of Hillary World to recognized clear signs that her margin in the midwest was fading fast in the last weeks of the campaign.  Sam Stein published a piece yesterday about that very thing, where state operatives used the (more…)

2016 Election Post Mortem

November 14, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Hillary, Trump

WARNING (No really. It’s a warning.):  IF YOU ARE A LOYAL HILLARY SUPPORTER AND BELIEVED THAT SHE ONLY LOST THE ELECTION DUE TO NO FAULT OF HER CAMPAIGN OR HER OWN CONDUCT, AND WAS SOLEY A VICTIM OF MISOGYNY AND PREJUDICE AGAINST HER, PLEASE PASS OVER THIS POST.  TRUST ME. DON’T READ IT.  REALLY.  YOU WON’T LIKE IT. 

Since about 1 am on Wednesday morning I’ve been imbibing a remarkable volume of adult beverages and raging at anyone who’ll listen, including Juanita Jean, about the injustice of it all.  She has told me to get it off my chest, so here we go, like it or not. I’m wandering into a political minefield here, because I have things to say about Hillary, her campaign, and why I believe she lost the 2016 electoral vote to the worst candidate for the presidency in US history. And if you believe I’m a misogynist, you can stick that right where the sun don’t shine.  It ain’t so; I calls ’em as I sees ’em, and chromosome differences don’t count. All comments making that accusation will be deleted, no arguments. My advice in advance about this piece: Don’t like it?  Don’t read it.

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