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So Mike Pence took his family to see the Broadway play “Hamilton”. There he received boos upon entering from leftist in the audience AND a dressing down from the actors when the production was over. To his credit, Mike Pence was stoic and magnanimous in the face of adversity. He calmly and politely took the abuse demonstrating he was one of the few adults in the room.

This, or course, had made the news with a lot of commentary on…

  • Was it appropriate?
  • Do the actors owe Mr. Pence an apology?
  • What was the intent of the actor in addressing Mr. Pence?

    I would like to address these.

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    Was it Appropriate?

    No, it wasn’t.

    BUT… as far as leftist protest go; it is on the lower/positive end of the scale. The casts didn’t block traffic, they didn’t instigate a riot and do millions of dollars of damage, they didn’t burn or $%#@ on the flag… By today’s standards, there’s something to be said for that.

    concept-hissy-fit-keep-calmStill, it was just another hissy-fit thrown by yet another leftist actor.

    Do the actors owe Mr. Pence an apology?

    President Elect Donald Trump has demanded an apology (via Twitter). So does Brandon Dixon (the actor who delivered the dressing-down) owe Mike Pence an apology?

    Yes, but I’d just as soon Brandon Dixon (the actor) not give one. It wouldn’t be sincere; and I’m sick and tired of all that fake crap.

    If by some miracle, Mr. Dixon sees the error of his ways, then I would encourage him to offer his apology directly (not publicly) to Mr. Pence and leave it at that.

    What was the intent of the actor in addressing Mr. Pence?

    Some have actually said the Brandon Dixon was trying to promote unity within the divided nation.

    Nobody is that stupid. Anybody who saw, heard, or read his comments (and have some semblance of intellectual honesty) would know better.

    arrogance-smirks“We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. … We truly thank you for sharing this show – this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.” — Brandon Victor Dixon (actor in Broadway play, Hamilton)

    Imagine instead, if Mr. Dixon had said…

    “We, sir, are the part of the diverse nation that is America. With the election now past, we all hope for your administration’s success in defending our planet, our children, and the inalienable rights of every American. We are grateful you came and hope this show inspires you as you work on behalf of all the people of our common country.” — Carl Rove on what Dixon should have said

    “It would have been so easy for Mr. Dixon to have made his point and helped the country heal while doing so. So easy, but apparently that was not the actor’s purpose.” — Carl Rove

    Carl Rove is right and again that’s the whole point. Unity and Healing was OBVIOUSLY not Dixon’s purpose, nor have I seen any semblance of that purpose from any leftist since the election. The only things the left is interested in is division, condescension, and hissy-fits. That was Dixon’s purpose (as it was the hecklers in the audience) and they succeeded brilliantly.

    But they also succeeded in demonstrating to millions of Americans that they were right to soundly reject Hillary Clinton, soundly reject Barack Obama, and soundly reject shallow, irreverent, leftist ideology.

  • polls-states-2016Narayana Kocherlakota of Bloomberg just wrote a piece reprimanding the public for complaining that the polls were wrong in the 2016 Presidential election. Obviously we’re idiots who don’t understand what polls are and how statistics work. We seem to “confuse (statistical) forecasts with fortune-telling”.

    Ahhh… it’s all our fault for not being as smart at Narayana Kocherlakota and other “expert” pollsters.

    After informing us of our failures of intellect, Narayana then uses a sport analogy to try and educate us about how statistics works, then he offers another on a business decision concerning advertising, and finally a real life example of how Hillary Clinton used polls to decide not to campaign in Wisconsin.

    His final point is that polls are really just a tool used by the campaigns and can’t be right 100% of the time, so we should just get over it. Move along… nothing to see here…

    The key mistake Narayana makes in his attempt to inform and educate the idiotic public is that he doesn’t address our actual complaint. One that’s been around for years on the right, and that the left is getting a taste of now that it bit them on the posterior. The obvious question is why does Narayana not address the real complaint? Does he not know or does he just choose to ignore it? Both are indefensible.

    So… in an attempt to educate Narayana… We, the public, are not pissed that the polls were wrong. We are pissed at WHY the polls were wrong. Why being that the science behind statistics and probability is constantly diluted with bias and opinion so as to produce bad results and an inferior product.

    Statistics and probability are indeed used by the campaigns. They are also presented to the public as information/news. These two sets of polls are (obviously) separate products; one used to make decisions and one used as a form of news to be presented and consumed. It is the later product that the public been consumed and reviewed to be of poor quality. Consumers have a habit of doing that with products; just check out Amazon. We have also issued our complaint as to what we think is wrong with the product only to be ignored (and from looks of it will continue to be ignored at Bloomberg).

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    To offer proof of my point that the product (polls offered as news) are inferior when it doesn’t have to be, let me follow Narayana’s example and offer a real life illustration.

    In the waning days of the election, the Clinton campaign put all of its efforts (Hillary, Obama, Bill, etc…) in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania. These are blue states, not toss-ups. These are states that always have been safe Democratic strongholds. And the polls indicated they would remain so in this election… ALWAYS forcasting a Clinton lead from day one.

    If the Clinton campaign used these news polls as a tool to make campaign decisions, they would have marked them in the safe column and concentrated on toss-up states… but they didn’t. WHY? Because they didn’t use these news polls. They used their campaign polls. When they used unbiased and un-opinionated statistics (or pure science if you will), it told them something completely different. Their actions proved one thing… THEY KNEW the polls for public consumption were wrong.

    So if the campaign polls were managed well enough to tell Hillary she was in trouble in safe blue states, it proves that it is possible to execute the science of statistics in a manner that produces more reliable and sound results. Given that fact it is easy to conclude that the Main Stream Media (including Bloomberg) is making a conscience decision NOT to do that; not to provide a superior product.

    And for that, they have been called out… and deservedly so.

    Love this video… concerning the Buttercups currently crying, screaming, protesting, and rioting…

    Matt Maloney is the CEO of GrubHub, some kind of Internet food-ordering company. (I have at least heard of them.) On Wednesday Matt made the conscience decision to send out an email to all 1400 employees of GrubHub. By Thursday there were various boycotts being organized (Twitter, Facebook, etc) by Trump supporters and Matt was in panic mode.

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    Basically Matt Maloney was distraught about the 2016 Presidential election, explained to his employees that Trump and his supporters were miscreants, and stated in no uncertain terms that supporters of Trump had no place at GrubHub. The letter is littered with leftist dogma including safe spaces and the Hillary campaign slogan of “stronger together”. But the key message from Matt was “If you do not agree with this statement (that you will fight against everything Matt Maloney thinks Donald Trump stands for) then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”

    Unfortunately for Matt… someone leaked the letter to the public; which is hilarious. I love it when leftist’s own words and ideals go public.

    movie-star-wars-these-arent-the-droidsMaloney’s response was typical leftist.

  • Deny that what you said is what you meant.
  • Claim that what you said is “misconstrued” or “taken out of context”. You are the victim here.
  • Parse parts of what you said and offer a spin to soften your original message if not completely turn it around.

    Unfortunately, this requires that you pretend your target audience is a bunch of morons who don’t have the brain cells to actually read and understand exactly what you meant in the first place. Fortunately, this is a natural inclination for leftist. To the rest of us, it’s really insulting. But don’t take my word for it… Matt Maloney’s original email (and his spin the next day) are found below.

    Political - Fascist - SmileyThere is no question. As the CEO of a company (GrubHub) Mr. Maloney decided that approximately half the citizens of this nation do not have a place at his company when it comes to employment. This is a natural extension of a core leftist belief. If you don’t agree with them on homosexuality, you shouldn’t be allowed to work as a photographer or baker. If you don’t agree with them on abortion you shouldn’t be allowed to work as a nurse or doctor. This is the pattern with Matt taking it to the next step.

    Logically, by extension GrubHub (as led by Matt) also doesn’t need or want the business of half its potential customers. Of course Matt wants his cake and to eat it to. He wants the punish the unwashed by denying them employment, but he still wants the unwashed to patronize his business.

    There are multiple problems here.

  • Matt Maloney is a political fascist seeking to bully and silence or better yet harass employees into quitting.
  • Matt Maloney is an idiot. He quickly acted on an impulse that was all about instant gratification and stimulating feelings of smugness and moral superiority.
  • Matt Maloney is a moron. He really, really didn’t give a second’s consideration to the risks and likely costs his personal indulgence would initiate (If the letter became public.) (Side Note: Do you not think a majority of Tech CEOs feel exactly the same way a Matt. Of course they do… they’re just smart enough to keep it to themselves or at least within a very tight inner circle.)

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    What Matt Maloney didn’t do was take the time to think about consequences; think about cause and effect. And to be honest, that’s kind-of at the top of the list in the job description of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). So… Matt has basically proven he is not temperamentally nor morally fit to hold the position of CEO… for any company. Hopefully (for the sake of the company, the employees, etc…) stock holders and directors are taking notice.

    Abusing your employees, and the public trust of your customers is one thing. Doing all of that and telling me (your employees and the public) that I’m a dumb@ss is stupid on a whole new level.


    Matt Maloney’s Original Email

    SUBJECT: So… that happened… what’s next?

    I’m still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night. Clearly there are a lot of people angry and scared as the antithesis of every modern presidential candidate won and will be our next president.

    While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.

    We have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating – including all genders, races, ethnicities and sexual, cultural or ideological preferences. We are better, faster and stronger together.

    Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.

    If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team. I want to repeat what Hillary said this morning, that the new administration deserves our open minds and a chance to lead, but never stop believing that the fight for what’s right is worth it.

    Stay strong,
    Matt

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    TexasLynn’s Commentary on Matt Mahoney’s Spin and Damage Control

    Concept - Bullshit>> This year’s presidential election was undoubtedly divisive and left many of our employees feeling concerned. In response, I wrote a company-wide email that was intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance — regardless of political affiliation — during this time of transition for our country.

    I call Bullsh#t! Nobody… NOBODY… reading your original email would have thought that. Not even you when you wrote the dam thing. Your employees got the message loud and clear though. Especially the ones that made sure it was brought to the attention of the public and the stock-holders.

    >> Some of the statements in my email (please see full text below) have been misconstrued.

    Again… I call Bullsh#t! Your message was VERY clear.

    >> I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand.

    Translation… “I am now going to pretend my email said something completely different and act indignant that anyone would think otherwise… This requires that I pretend you are a complete idiot and can't read and comprehend for yourselves…”

    Granted, this was probably an impulsive decision; an angry leftist throwing a hissy-fit. But at a minimum, Matt’s intent was to shame Trump voters and intimidate them. So even if we give Matt the benefit of the doubt (concerning the resignation intentions), which I don’t… Matt’s actions and intentions were still repugnant and stupid.

    Matt’s response to getting caught? Also repugnant and stupid.

    >> To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.

    As long as they share my (Matt Maloney's) beliefs… otherwise you are to get the hell out of here… Again… you made that pretty dam clear, Matt.

    >> Grubhub welcomes and accepts employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election. We do not discriminate on the basis of someone's principles, or political or other beliefs.

    I'm sorry, your previous actions and lack of contrition are too loud for me to hear your spin right now. But keep going…

    >> I deeply respect the right of all citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice.

    Really? That's the spin here… exactly where was that in the original email, Matt?

    >> In fact, I offered extra flexibility on Tuesday and encouraged all our employees to go vote.

    So… you did what pretty well most/many employers do across the country and THAT is proof of your open-mindedness. Dude… you're flailing for a life-preserver here. Surely coming clean and a little contrition are in order by now. You, Matt, are not Bill and Hillary Clinton. Do you really think you can pull this crap off like they do? You're an amateur.

    >> There is a place for all points of view at Grubhub. We value diverse perspectives and believe those perspectives help to create a better product and a better workplace culture.

    Blah, blah, blah, diversity… blah, blah, blah, culture… You have no credibility at this point.

    >> Grubhub’s leadership team has worked for years to create a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating. We are better, faster and stronger together, and so is America.

    "stronger together"… Thanks Hillary. You're just proving the point of your detractors. All I'm hearing is a bunch of campaign slogans and motivational posters being regurgitated as company policy.

    It reminds me of when I worked in Houston (for a big corporation) and there was a hurricane headed our way. In preparing for the weather, the head honcho brought us all together and said “If any of you are concerned for your family and feel you need to get them out of the city, we encourage you to do that. Your family is our number one priority.” One guy took him seriously and left to take care of his family. The guy didn’t work there anymore a soon after that…

    >> Posted by Matt Maloney, Grubhub CEO

    To quote our British cousins… you, sir, are a fascist bullyboy; and we're sick of bastards like you. I didn't even vote for the guy (Trump) and even I know it's ^&%$ers like you that are the reason he was nominated and elected.

    In closing, Matt, screw you! Screw your fascist response to losing, and screw your company (GrubHub if anybody missed it).

  • I can’t help but give a few drive-by TexasLynn insights into the Trump 2016 Presidential victory.

    First, to reiterate, I was not a Trump supporter (as many who read my blog know). I was even less of a Hillary supporter, and slightly less for Johnson (Libertarian), and Stein (Nutso/Green).

    Trump’s election is the worst possible outcome… except for all the rest.

    (See the conclusion of where we go from here…)

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    What Trump’s Election Means:
    The following is a bullet point list of what Donald Trumps’ election means; what those who put him in office are trying to say to the world and to their leaders. There seems to be

    1. This is a repudiation of multiculturalism
    2. This is a repudiation of globalization (same as the Brexit vote)
    3. This is a repudiation of the establishment elites (GOP, Democrats, Media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, etc…)
    4. This is a repudiation of Obama and his legacy (see more below)
    5. This is a repudiation of Clinton (all things Clinton)
    6. This is a repudiation of the status quo (see change below)
    7. This is a primal scream for change… CHANGE! (Can you hear me now?!)

    What Trump’s Election Doesn’t Mean:
    Lest we read into this what we want…

    1. This is not an embrace of conservatism (Donald Trump and his policies are not conservative)
    2. This is not a repudiation of liberalism (I wish it was…)

    newspaper-trump-winsWhy He Won:
    Elections are more and more divisions of urban vs. rural mindsets. That’s bad news for us rural guys. We’re outnumbered and it’s only going to get worse. Our only hope for influence is for the urban turnout to be muted and for rural turnout to be impassioned. If urban turnout is average or better… it doesn’t matter what we do… they win. Luckily urban turnout is often muted in off-year elections and that, I think, is what happened here. Normal urban voters (particularly blacks) were not inspired by Hillary.

    Hillary Knew:
    Now this is hindsight, but I really should have seen the signs that a Trump victory was in the works. In my defense, that is hard to do with the entirety of the main stream media (MSM) (and to a lesser extent the minute conservative media); screaming “it’s a done deal”.

    There were three signs in the past few days indicating that Trump was likely to win and that Hillary (including her campaign, and the Obama administration) knew it.

    1. Hillary canceled the fireworks over New York. She would not have done that had she not known there was trouble ahead.
    2. (And this is the big one) Every big name Democrat (Obama, Hillary, Bill, Biden, etc…) were campaigning in blue states the last few days of the election. That (in hindsight) was a desperate defensive play (and the proof that they knew). It would have been like Trump having to come and campaign in Texas. If you as a Republican must defend Texas, all is lost. If you, as a Democrat have to defend Michigan or Pennsylvania… all is lost.
    3. (And this is the most consistent bellwether one) TexasLynn thought it was without a doubt going to be a Clinton victory. TexasLynn is never (or at best seldom) right about these things.🙂

    hugsBringing the Nation Together:
    Everybody is talking about how, now, the future President must try to bring the nation together. It sounds nice, and both sides of the aisle like to say and hear it. But, really… As a nation, we’re just too divided. I’m just not that interested in pretending.

    Obama and the left may have parroted the words early in 2008, but you dam sure didn’t see them doing something as stupid as acting on it. I’m OK with that. “Elections have consequences.” Say the words, but do what you got to do.

    Want to be the first to extend the olive branch? Want to hope we can have less rancor and demonization on both sides of the aisle? OK, make the offer. I just don’t see it as even in the nature of the left. So work together and actually compromise where you can… but other than that… push on.

    Left - Liberal - Rabid - Hate AmericaThe Left:
    This is one of the few times every few years that I make an effort to watch the MSM. I admit the guilty pleasure of watching them rend their garments and lash out at the uneducated, unwashed, racist, sexist, backwards, basket of deplorables… who just gave them a screwing.

    The left over the past eight years has celebrated unconstitutional dictates from the oval office with the excuse that “if Congress won’t act then the President must/should”. Do they still hold that view? If you are changing these types of views dependent upon if you’re guy holds the office, then 1) you’re an idiot and 2) you’re a hypocrite.

    Is there some glimmer of hope that the left will actually return to supporting the checks and balances between the three branches of government (if they ever did)? Sure… for four/eight years… but can we ever hope they’ll have the wisdom to see this is the way we should always govern. I admit my doubts that they can make that leap.

    Also… get ready for real leftist contortions. In just two short months, the idea that “opposition is racist” will transform into “opposition is virtuous”.

    People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsObama:
    Trump’s election pretty well cements the legacy of Obama as a failure. This didn’t have to be the case, but was a political decision made by Obama (and the left) during his tenure. Law (passed by Congress and signed by the President) is law. Executive orders and fiats, with the stroke of a pen endure (or wiped away) just as easily by the next guy. If it’s your guy/gal, you’re golden; if not, it’s the bed you made.

    If you choose to govern in this manner, you risk your legacy being wiped away (like with a cloth or something) in the same manner by the next administration. And… it should be. If you choose not to work within the framework of the Constitution, then your policy deserves the same respect (or lack thereof) you afforded the rule of law.

    Obama’s signature accomplishment, Obamacare, too should suffer a similar fate (as his executive fiats). While actually passed by Congress (into law), it was done so with no opposition input, was by design deceptive, and once in practice a disaster. It should be ripped up by the roots and thrown on the ash heap of history. That said, it will be up to Trump and the Republicans to come up with something that actually works and helps. Let’s see if they can do any better.

    So that’s Obama’s legacy. A repudiation of pretty well eight years of trudging along at best. Eight years of the world getting more and more dangerous for America and her interests. The man was a boob, and history will record him as such.

    people-clinton-bill-and-hillaryHillary and Bill:
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are co-conspirators in an organized crime ring; selling influence and worse from the State Department for many years. The Clinton Foundation was the means of access, the means of funneling, and the means of laundering the money.

    “When the director of the F.B.I. laid bare her gross negligence for arrogantly setting up her own email system while secretary of state and announced there would be no prosecution, you could hear the heavens thunder for justice. Not since O.J. Simpson had someone so obviously guilty by the facts, walked away.” — Kevin Dowd, Maureen Dowd’s more conservative brother

    But we have a tradition of peaceful transition of power. We do not jail our opponents after an election. We should err on the side of freeing the guilty in order to maintain that practice.

    My advice for Trump is to let the justice system (the FBI) run its course with no interference or input on his part.

    Now the Obama Justice Department has rigged the system and protected the Clintons so far. That obstruction needs to be rectified once Lynch is gone. One of the main impediments put in place is the DOJ refusal of allowing a grand jury to be seated; which gives more leverage in investigating wrong-doing.

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    FBI director Comey has been an idiot throughout this whole ordeal, BUT… if it is Trump’s gut feel that Comey has been on the up-and-up… then I would allow him (and more importantly the career FBI investigators) to continue the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

    But, to be honest, we’ve reached a point where a special prosecutor needs to pick this up and bring it to a conclusion. Trump should seek Democratic input in this process (like selecting someone as impartial as possible) as an olive branch. If they refuse, or (as is more likely) seek to demagogue and obfuscate the process then %$#@ them, and move forward making the process as honest and transparent as possible.

    So.. make sure the process is fair and let it take its course. While that works its way through the system… Shut up about it until the results are in and then live with those results (no matter what they are) and move on.

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    Now assuming there were an indictment (and/or conviction) in the future. And I understand that’s a big IF. There is already talk of a pardon. That’s the President’s call… BUT I would say that no pardon should be on the table unless there were some public admission of guilt and some display of contrition.

    All of this may be mute based on the fact that President Barack Hussein Obama still has two plus months left in office. I wouldn’t put anything past that man…

    The time left in the Clinton’s allotment of fame (well beyond the 15 minutes of mere mortals) are not going to be pleasant ones. Not for the public, not for them. Nor should they be… (the heavens want what they want). But even Clinton’s supporters, apologists, and protectors wish they would just go away now… so quickly they turn on you when you fail them…

    “The Clintons remind me of the Universal horror movies where you thought the monster was dead and then the monster would show up in a bad sequel. I’m glad now that they’re finally gone.” — Maureen Dowd, New York Times

    The Market:
    Dow futures were down 600-700 points the night of the election when it became obvious that Trump had won. By this morning, everything had stabilized. Why? Because the conjecture arose that NOW the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates.

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    This is further proof that the entire 18K stock market is built on a bubble of artificially low interest rates (the horrendous Fed policy). This basically means for almost a decade the Federal government has kept money cheap so as to make it possible to maintain huge deficits. All this on the backs of people who save and are retired (aka, the responsible). It’s is delinquent and immoral.

    It will hurt (the economy). It will hurt a lot. But this needs to be rectified… before it’s too late.

    The Polls:
    In the last Presidential cycle (Obama/Romney), I didn’t believe the polls and they ended up being right. (I found it inconceivable that we would elect such a boob for President… TWICE.) This time, I believed the polls (partly because of their accuracy last time) AND they were wrong. (I think they fell for the same bias I did last time.)

    A good half or more of the polls are less concerned with accuracy than with pushing voters in a particular (mostly left) direction. A few are actually interested in the scientific prediction of what is statistically likely to happen. Unfortunately, it is generally hard to know which is which. (Though if you see an MSM tag on one… you can pretty well easily classify and dismiss it.)

    OK, so the polls were wrong this time, and giving them the benefit of the doubt (on bias), why were they so wrong?

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    The theory I am most apt to believe is that their samples were corrupted by the distrust and disdain conservatives and Trump supporters have for the main stream media and by extension the polls.

    I’ll admit it right now. If a pollster approached me, the first thing I would want to know is who he was affiliated with… and the answer to THAT question would affect my answers to his questions. No answer to my question on affiliation equals no answer to his; and any association to the MSM will likely result in me either 1) refusing to participate or 2) lying to them. The increasing prevalence of this attitude makes it harder and harder for these guys to gather the data their models are so dependent on.

    I hope this is the reason, and I hope this problem continues.

    Conclusion:
    Again, I will follow the lead of others and start with a clean slate. I’ll do my best to maintain an open mind and allow Trump to lead and govern. I hope he turns things around, since I and a majority of this nation think we are headed in the wrong direction. As we move forward, I’ll call balls and strikes as I see ‘em… I hope that four years from now, I am a Trump convert.

    I can’t claim to be optimistic, but I can give my hopes and prayers to the man. God speed…

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    Preface:
    First let me say that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. This is not a statement on Clinton or Trump so much as one on the state of the union. We are a nation in irreversible decline having abandoned all that is logical and good… including God, the Constitution, and the principles upon which this nation was founded (not necessarily in that order).

    In fact, the worst outcome for the country in this 2016 Presidential election would be a Clinton victory. The second worst outcome would be a Trump Victory, third and fourth followed closely by Johnson (the Libertarian) and the green idiot (WhatserName). In short, nothing good will likely come from this election.

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    Karma, She’s a Bitch:
    All that said, I must comment on the latest circumstances which has caused the investigation into Hillary emails to be reopened. For me… there is just way too much irony or karma in all of this not to.

    Case in point… It would be ironic beyond measure for Hillary to be brought down by the likes of pervert extraordinaire Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger). Hillary has had as a co-conspirator such a pervert, such a predator, for her entire sullied career. She has protected, enabled, and empowered such a miscreant in her endless conquest for money and power (not necessarily in that order). So again, I see irony that the perversion and incompetence of Huma Abedins’s resident miscreant is responsible for Hillary’s latest troubles.

    The Nature of Criminal Organizations:
    First understand this. The private server was set up by Hillary Clinton for one purpose and one purpose only. To hide criminal activity… RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) level criminal activity. Hillary, Hubby and a slew of co-conspirators systematically sold out the interests of the United States. Hillary delivered the good though her position as Secretary of State. She and Hubby amassed a personal fortune by accepting bribes disguised as speaking fees. And all of this was facilitated through the Clinton Foundation.

    Fatal Flaws of Clinton Business Model:
    One problem with criminal enterprises of this nature and scale is that you must surround yourself with fellow criminals and reprobates to carry out your schemes. Honest men and women just don’t do that kind of work. This business model offers two fatal flaws. One is the “rat” or “stool pigeon”. One guy gets caught, loses his/her nerve, cuts a deal and the whole thing unravels. So far… SO FAR… the Clintons have avoided this. The second fatal flaw is that some reprobates are smarter than others… and thus some (aka Anthony Weiner) are downright idiots.

    First, there is John Podesta. The man may be very smart (though obviously there isn’t much too him morally). Sidney fell for a phishing scheme. That where someone sends you an email pretending to be a company (Google in this case) and tricks you into giving them your password. This is equivalent to falling for the Nigerian Prince email scam; but in this case it allowed the culprits to gain access to emails instead of a bank account. I have enjoyed the Democratic strategy in addressing these (particularly DNC Chairman Donna Brazil). They remind us that it was probably the Russians who gained access to these emails and thus they can’t be trusted (or even discussed concerning their validity or content) and thus we should instead concentrate on the squirrel they just pointed out to us. And as far as the main stream media is concerned… that works for them.

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    But now… we have Anthony (Carlos Danger) Weiner…

    So What Happened:
    So what happened here? Huma either lied or forgot in her sworn testimony that she and pervert hubby had set up her gmail account on one of his computers. (Side Note: Huma testified that she had turned over all devices containing her email accounts in the original criminal probe.) We can really safely assume it was the latter (she forgot) else the poor laptop would have been “sleeping with the fishes” long ago. And one thing about setting up these type accounts on a computer, if you forget about them they just keep doing their thing, downloading, storing, downloading, storing… So while Mr. Danger is taking a snapshot of his erection (with his infant kid in the background) and sending it to young girls, what is gmail doing behind the scenes? Downloading and storying…

    So here is where the irony or karma kicks in. Hillary was scott free. With paying off the wife of the #2 guy at the FBI, the cozy Clinton relationship with Loretta Lynch, and the whole rigged system… the FBI announces “nothing to see here”. That’s it! Done deal! An exact copy of the original email server could exist somewhere and nobody would be looking for it… it would fade into oblivion with every other Clinton scandal to ever exist. The only way this beast could rise from the grave would be for some law enforcement to stumble upon such a treasure trove by accident AND be in a position to know what they found. Probability? 1 in a million…

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    But that one computer, of the millions in the world, that may have Clinton email information on it was owed by… Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger) pervert husband of Huma Abedin, top advisor of Hillary Clinton, who is neck deep in all the corruption and criminal activity. Had that computer been the property of a normal husband (who at most surfed a little porn), everything would have rolled on smoothly, everything would have remained perfectly hidden. But this computer belonged to someone apt to commit crimes in association to under-age 15-year-old girls… federal crimes… exactly the type of crimes that often catch the attention of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), and the ONE law enforcement agency most likely to recognize the emails for what they are.

    The Reaction:
    People say Hillary has only herself to blame since all she had to do was turn over the emails when they were subpoenaed. This statement is naive, moronic, or both because it assumes that Hillary simply deleted emails related to yoga, weddings and baby showers. The reason why Hillary deleted the emails was because they proved collusion, pay to play, and organized crime on a Rico scale. No… if Hillary had released those emails she would not be the nominee and would likely be in prison right now. Instead she put her faith in a rigged, intertwined, convoluted system to cover it all up… which pretty well worked.

    Many on the left are screaming that the FBI and James Comey in particular sought to affect the election with the announcement which is “unprecedented”. The claim is bull#$@%. The Democrats made no such claim in 1992 when special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh indicted former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger a week before the election (between H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton). Granted, that indictment was political and quickly thrown out on its merits right after the election.

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    Some say James Comey is righting a wrong that he regrets; the wrong being not indicting an obviously guilty perp in the first place. Some say that Weiner gave him a second chance to quell a revolt in the rank-and-file FBI investigators (for not indicting). It’s hard to say… Personally, I think Comey’s problem isn’t a lack of character, as much as a lack of balls (an epidemic in GOP circles). He (like Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts who upheld Obamacare) didn’t want to be the one responsible for creating a political $#@!storm, so he just went with the status quo. But now Karma forced his hand…

    On this Comey probably found himself in a really bad spot. He’s got his rank-and-file pissed at him already, they discover tens of thousands of these emails, and he knows an anonymous tip is hours away. The purpose of his actions (the announcement) was to do damage control. The information was going to get out there… he decided he had to do it on his terms.

    concept-laugh-at-others-misfortune-simpsons-ralphConclusion:
    I can’t help but cheer when I see Hillary Clinton’s life turned into the hell it ought to be. I can’t help but hope that something will derail her ambition and justice actually be served. And yes, this is in spite of the likely outcome of the election if Hillary does lose. In this day and age, Karma has has her hands full. So, one dirt-bag at a time. She (Karma) can deal with him (Trump) next.🙂

    Thanks to Dave H for bringing my attention to Scott Adams’ posting concerning his endorsement of Trump. (see Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump) It was interesting reading. I’m a big fan of his work, “Dilbert”, being a technology professional and someone who has worked in large, soulless, bureaucratic corporations (Enron, Electronic Data Systems, Merrill Lynch). Judging from the evidence of his work, Mr. Adams has a knack for insight, cynicism, and humor. (Kind of like me, huh… :))

    The introduction is telling concerning the mindset of California and the left. Though, admittedly, I view California as do many Texans… “the land of fruits and nuts” and thus by association leftist. If you’re conservative (or even hold one or two conservative ideas) you keep them to yourself in that environment. The ramifications to your person and business and life are scary. I would go so far as to say there is a fitting word for this type of vitriolic reaction to opposition… “fascist”. And to give credit where it’s due, Mr. Adams is brave to risk those consequences. Yes, an opposite reaction can be expressed by conservatives towards liberals; but I honestly think it’s not as pronounced or hateful.

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    But I digress…

    Let’s look at Adams’ arguments for switching his endorsement to Trump…

    1. What We Don’t Know
    Mr. Adams’ first point seems to be that we collectively don’t know enough about big world issues to make decisions or form justifiable opinions… and that we should concentrate on the things we do know something about.

    “I don’t know enough to make a decision. Neither do you, but you probably think you do” — Scott Adams

    I’m a little skeptical concerning this line of thought. I don’t know a lot about nuclear tipped missiles; but I DO know I want policies that keep Islamic nut-jobs away of them. This may sound like something that goes without saying, but in this day-and-age it’s obviously not.

    You don’t have to have an in depth knowledge of an issues to form an informed, common sense opinion. It’s not rocket science to see where socialism, globalism, and progressivism lead. It just takes a little common sense and historical perspective. So we can use the adequate God-given tools we have without having to learn and digest ALL the intricate details an expert on a subject does.

    With all this in mind… Mr. Adams basis his decision (to jump from Hillary to Trump) on things he knows which he lists as the estate taxes, Hillary’s health, Trumps being a leader, and Trump being a persuader.

    2a. Confiscation of Property
    This (the Estate Tax) seems to have been the turning point issue for Mr. Adams. He’s rich (and deservedly so) and the government (overall) takes half what he makes. The feds under Hillary will take another 50% of what remains when he dies for a total of 75% It confiscatory and it is as Adams puts it “robbery by government”. To quote a previous President, I feel his pain (figuratively and intellectually… not literally… I’m just a poor boy).

    But… OK… His coming around and concern remind me of the movie Die Hard. (Hang in here with me.) John McClane calls 911 and explains terrorists have taken over the Nakatomi building. They think it’s a prank call, then send a donut eating cop to check it out. It’s obvious he’s being fooled and is about to drive off. So… McClane drops a dead terrorist body on the hood of the car from several stories up and all hell breaks loose. To which McClain exclaims… “Welcome to the party pal!”

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    My point? Hillary Clinton, nay… the entire Democratic party has had at it’s core this type of robbery and income distribution for decades… DECADES!!! The rates may go up and down (thanks to Republicans) but the core idea of robbery has ALWAYS been there. So why now? Why figure this out now and allow it to sway you and not ten, twenty, or thirty years ago? And why apply it to Hillary and not the entire left, the entire Democratic Party?

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    In the same section Adams complains that Hillary’s web site seeks to mislead people on exactly what she intends to do; and that the confiscatory policy applies to a much broader range of incomes. Missing details, misleading inferences; you get the picture.

    “So don’t fall for the claim that Clinton has plenty of policy details on her website. She does, but it is organized to mislead, not to inform. That’s far worse than having no details.” — Scott Adams

    OK… I’m back to the movie Die Hard. (Hang in here with me.) John McClane calls 911… No wait… Morpheus is offering Neo two pills, one blue (in his left hand) and one red (in his right hand)…🙂

    Same thing. This crap has been a core practice of Hillary Clinton, nay… the entire Democratic party (and the entire left, including the minions in the main stream media) for decades… DECADES!!! So… Why now?

    3. Party or Wake
    Adams says Trump supporters are happy, and Clinton supporters are not. While Adams says this is not his biggest reason… I don’t know why it’s a reason at all.

    Dang… I’m being more critical than I thought I would be… Sorry Mr. Adams.

    4. Clinton’s Health
    Adams is concerned with Hillary’s health. It’s a valid concern and I agree that Hillary is in bad shape (mentally and physically). But the key problem isn’t the megalomaniac in power but the party in power with which she shares an overall leftist philosophy. If she croaks, Cain will pull a Lyndon B. Johnson and continue to screw things up for generations to come.

    Adams is also concerned with Bill Clinton’s health too and worries that a dying husband would distract President Hillary. LMAO… Adams need not worry; she wouldn’t give sick Bill a second thought.🙂 The only focus would be on creating the appearance of a concerned wife to milk sympathy from the public. (Never let a crisis go to wasted after all.) Behind the scenes, I really believe she would dance on his grave.

    5. Pacing and Leading
    Adams says Trump is really just using a persuasion technique when he takes extreme positions. He’ll govern differently. Adams uses Trumps softening on issues, such as deportation, as evidence of this. Even Trump has announced everything to be a starting position in negotiations (deals if you will) that he is ready and prepared to engage in.

    I’ve heard this argument before, and admit it’s possible. But if it is, Trump is just too good at pretending in order to inflate the initial negotiating position… I can’t tell; so maybe it’s me as Adams believes to be the case.

    My gut feel still says he’s an immature, shallow, person… and that those characteristics would be key to his leadership.

    6. Persuasion
    Adams says the real job of the President is in selling and persuading. I can see that. It’s definitely an important part of the job and a key part of leadership.

    “They need to listen to experts and then help sell the best expert solutions to the public.” — Scott Adams

    I agree surrounding yourself with good people and listening to their advice is key to being a good President. I think that is a lot of what Reagan (the Great Communicator) did. But this is by definition a humility play. Does Trump really have that in him? He says he’ll do it…

    On a side note… this is one of the main reasons Obama has been such a horrible President. Obama is arrogant and thinks he knows better than all the experts around him (a common leftist fault).

    “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it. It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.” — Barack Obama

    It’s a terrible thing to be an incompetent idiot. It’s even worse to be one, not know it, and be arrogant about the knowledge and ability you don’t have but think you do. I definitely think Hillary falls into the same mold; maybe not to the extent of Obama, but it’s there.

    Conclusion:
    I’m not sold. I just can’t get over the gut feel I have concerning the core values that make up Trump. No these values are not as bad as the black-hearted, evil core values of Hillary Clinton… but neither deserve my vote. And I’m through voting for the lesser of two evils. In defense of Trump, I’d feel the same way if Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or John Kasich were the nominee.

    I appreciate Mr. Adams sharing his thoughts; especially in an environment where that will elicit dung throwing (maybe literally) by his “friends” and “neighbors” in California. Hopefully he has reached a point where he can insulate himself and not give-a-#$@%.

    I wish him luck. Life’s not as easy when you swallow the red pill… or when you’re welcomed to the party just as you’re starting to enjoy your donuts. I’ve been there… I’ve been there for years…