Just Kicking the New Year Right Off!

January 01, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

(Right after I posted this I noticed that El Jefe wrote about the same thing. Great minds, y’all.)

Donald Trump is just a wealth of information about cybersecurity.  First off, expect his other son to be put in charge of it. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old. He can do anything with a computer.”

Asked about the Russians hacking us, Trump calmly explained it all.

And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else.”

“I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation,” Trump responded when asked why he doubts intelligence reports of Russian hacking, according to a pool reporter.

When asked what Trump knows that other people don’t know, Trump responded, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”

Or maybe Thursday, or …. hey, maybe it’s just like the secret stuff Trump said his investigators in Hawaii found about Obama’s birth certificate.  We’re still holding our breath for that one.

And then there’s his solution to cybersecurity:

“You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”

And there’s no way in hell that any courier, who makes maybe $20 an hour, can be corrupted.  You know, especially those riding bicycles.  Those are galvanized bicycles with rocket fuel engines, by gawd, and no damn Russian could steal that bicycle right from under a 400 pound guy that Trump knows.

To be extra secure, and if you really want to outfox the Russians, you can write your message like one of those origami fortune tellers we used to make a camp. The Russians could never figure that out!  Hell, it took Thelma all day to make one and she’s at least as smart as a Russian.



And think about it:  Twitter by Courier should be fun.  Slow, maybe, but fun. You just write something out a piece of paper and pass it around … to everybody. Or, you could use a courier, it’s up to you.


“And I Know a Lot About Hacking” – Yeah. Hacking America.

January 01, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

We’re entering Reality TeeVee World.  Now every national security or economic issue is going to be teased for days, just like Celebrity Apprentice.  Last night, Cheeto Jesus promised reporters a “revelation” on “Tuesday or Wednesday” about the hacking by the Russians of our elections.  This arrogant ass (sorry Momma) has decided he knows more than 17 intelligence agencies, using the false accusation that they got the WMD wrong in Iraq.  The fact is that the intelligence agencies didn’t get WMD wrong.  Cheney and his cronies cooked the intelligence to get the answer they wanted.  But we all know that.

“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” CJ said.  When asked how he knows more than US intelligence agencies, he said, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.” So, national security issues are teased like crappy television shows.  CJ’s nonsensical declarations last night harken back to the whole birther mess in 2011 and 2012.  Remember when he said, “I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding …”?  What they found was nada, zero, nothing.  So, the guy who made a career out of peddling BS as jewelry is now saying he knows more than 17 intelligence agencies.

One last thing that I left out – The stupidest thing he said?  Look at this:

“I don’t care what they say, no computer is safe,” he added. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”

“Send it by courier”?  This clown is so out of touch that he thinks the average American can afford a courier.  Jesus.  No, really.  Jesus.

This should be entertaining, if not infuriating.


“We Ought to Get On With Our Lives”

December 29, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Cornered by the press this morning, Cheeto Jesus engaged in word salad about the Russian hacking during the election, but the most shocking thing is that when asked about Lindsey Graham calling for strong sanctions against Russia, he said, “We should get on with our lives.”  WHAT? “…get on with our lives”?  If anyone needed convincing that he is nothing but a puppet for Russia, this should change your mind.  Whether the election was affected or not, Russian hackers, at the direction of Vladimir Putin, TRIED to affect the result of the election.  And CJ just says to “get on with our lives”?  That’s just like GWB calling for Americans to go shopping after 9/11.  Jesus.  I really mean Jesus.  Here’s more stupid things he blathered:

“I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”  We have speed. We have a lot of other things but I’m not sure you have the kind of security that you need. But I have not spoken with the senators and I certainly will be over a period of time.”

Have you noticed that whenever CJ doesn’t have the slightest clue what he’s talking about he always says, “…nobody knows what’s going on.”?  Apparently he doesn’t “know what’s going on”, but we can be sure that intelligence and military officers certainly do.  So do all Americans who are normal. He just doesn’t like the answer that will piss off his patron.

He’s already out of control and not even in office yet.  I dread the next 4 years.



The 400 Lb. Russian

December 15, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Russian Hacking

I’m not a big fan of Lindsey Graham, but sometimes he delivers great lines.  Yesterday in an interview with Wolf Blitzer, he delivered one:

“If it was a 400 lb. guy, it was a 400 lb. Russian guy.”


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…)