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).

Would Somebody Please Embroidery This Quote On A Little Couch Pillow For Me?

December 12, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Here ya go

“There is not just smoke here. There is a blazing 10-alarm fire, the sirens are wailing, the Russians provided the lighter fluid, and Trump is standing half-burnt and holding a match.

Glenn Carle, retired CIA officer and interrogator.

And you can quote me on that.

 

Tillerson? Not So Fast.

December 12, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Insiders at Politico are reporting this morning that the Tillerson nomination is already in serious trouble mainly due to his ties with Vladimir Putin as we discussed this weekend.  Marco Rubio is apparently begging the Cheeto transition team for another body, and bipartisan resistance to the nomination is rising.  It seems that all this attention on CJ’s ties (and other members of the inner circle’s) ties to the Russian despot is finally starting to get traction.  McCain has even issued a statement questioning the wisdom of this nomination.

I know, I know, let’s not get our hopes up.