Friday, May 06, 2016

I anybody else watching GOT and making this connection?

When the High Sparrow was first introduced last season I did not make anything of it, but now when I watch him onscreen I keep imagining his lines delivered in Sanders' voice.

And as the High Sparrow becomes ever more drunk with power and outwardly arrogant that his cause it just, the comparison just becomes unshakeable for me.

Apparently I am not alone in that.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Is there any better way to end the day than with President Obama and the First Lady dancing with storm troopers?

What is it, only about eight more months that we have this wonderful man leading our country?

That is just not long enough.

I am still waiting for Obama to decide it is time to take off the gloves and go after Donald Trump.

I think Elizabeth Warren does a pretty good job, but NOBODY kneecaps Trump and drops him to the floor quite like POTUS.

Both George Bush's refuse to weigh in on 2016 presidential race.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

The Bush family is keeping quiet on the 2016 presidential election. 

Neither of the former presidents – George H.W. Bush or his son George W. Bush – will endorse a candidate for presidency – including Donald Trump – PEOPLE confirms. 

"President Bush has no plans to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign," Bush Jr.'s personal aide Freddy Ford told PEOPLE about the younger of the two. 

Meanwhile, Bush Sr. will also steer clear of the ongoing race for the White House. 

The article goes on to explain that George W. has endorsed candidates in the last five elections since he left office, but not this time around. It is also reported that they will both skip the convention.

Gee, I wonder why?

In other news John McCain has said outright that Donald Trump hurts his chances at reelection:

Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. 

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.” 

I cannot say that I have an ounce of sympathy for the Bushes, The helped to create this beast and now they are afraid to get near it, nor for John McCain since he was the one who opened the door to a candidate like Trump with his introduction of Sarah Palin onto the national stage.

Watching them step away from the GOP presidential candidate whose supporters their policy decisions and anti-Washington rhetoric helped to inflame is more than a little

Terrifying to be sure, but also a little satisfying. 

Romanian hacker claims to have hacked into Hillary Clinton's e-mail server, but did he?

So the internet is abuzz with news about his "Guccifer" fellow who now claims that he used Sydney Blumenthal's e-mail account, after guessing his password, to hack into Clinton's account as well.

There are a couple of red flags that his story might be pure BS, but Fox News is fairly convinced:  

EXCLUSIVE: The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. 

 "For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker "Guccifer," told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held. 

Guccifer’s potential role in the Clinton email investigation was first reported by Fox News last month. The hacker subsequently claimed he was able to access the server – and provided extensive details about how he did it and what he found – over the course of a half-hour jailhouse interview and a series of recorded phone calls with Fox News.

Fox News leaves a little wiggle room in case this guy, Marcel Lehel Lazar, turns out to be yanking their chain, but you can sense their excitement in the almost breathless way they are reporting this. Also making damn sure that everybody knows that THEY had the story first.

Except of course they didn't.

NBC had already interviewed this individual, who is serving a four year sentence for his crimes which include hacking into the Bush family e-mail accounts, before he was extradited.

Here is how NBC reported the story today: 

When pressed by NBC News, Lazar, 44, could provide no documentation to back up his claims, nor did he ever release anything online supporting his allegations, as he had frequently done with past hacks. The FBI's review of the Clinton server logs showed no sign of hacking, according to a source familiar with the case. 

Brian Fallon, national press secretary for Clinton's presidential campaign, said Guccifer's claims were baseless. 

"There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell," said Fallon. "In addition to the fact that he offers no proof to support his claims, his descriptions of Secretary Clinton's server are inaccurate. It is unfathomable that he would have gained access to her emails and not leaked them the way he did to his other victims. 

"We have received no indication from any government agency to support these claims, nor are they reflected in the range of charges that Guccifer already faces and that prompted his extradition in the first place," Fallon added. "And it has been reported that security logs from Secretary Clinton's email server do not show any evidence of foreign hacking."

Apparently this Lazar fellow also claimed that there was nothing interesting in the e-mails, but then in other reports that he saved data, which obviously he never used.

So right now the Right Wing blogs, and of course Bernie supporters, are losing their minds over this and claiming that it proves Clinton is doomed.

However the first thing to remember is that there is still no evidence that this even happened. Secondly, if it did, that the State Department e-mail system was ALSO hacked. And thirdly that it is incredibly unlikely that this will have any effect whatsoever on Hillary's campaign in the real world.

Hillary Clinton's new anti-Trump ads simply use the words of other Republicans, and of course his own words, against him.


There is also this one that was just released.

I think using statement from Republicans about Trump is brilliant.

However I also know for a fact that Trump plans to do the same thing using Berni Sanders statement against Hillary in HIS ads. Which is just another reason for Bernie to shut the fuck up at this point.

And so it begins.

Anybody who does not see through this obvious obfuscation needs to have their eyes checked.

This actually works on two fronts.

First Trump gets the opportunity to screw with the Democratic race a little by suggesting that it is rigged in Hillary's favor, and perhaps hoping that will help Sanders win the nomination.

And secondly when he loses in November he simply says "See, I told you it was rigged."

I swear this guy is almost as transparent as the "hair" on top of this scalp.

Nevada Assemblywoman defends right to point her firearm at law enforcement officials if they point their gun at her. WTF?

Courtesy of Think Progress:  

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R), who is currently seeking her party’s nomination for an open U.S. House seat, said last week that she believes the right to self defense includes the right to aim your gun anyone who aims a gun at you, even if they are a law enforcement officer. 

“I would never ever point my firearm at anyone, including an officer of the law, unless they pointed their firearm at me,” Fiore explained. But, the assemblywoman continued, “once you point your firearm at me, I’m sorry, then it becomes self-defense. Whether you’re a stranger, a bad guy, or an officer, and you point your gun at me and you’re gonna shoot me and I have to decide whether it’s my life or your life, I choose my life.”

You know I don't think this idiot understands how law enforcement works.

Actually believe it or not Fiore was the person who tried to convince Cliven Bundy and his band of inbred misfits to avoid getting into a firefight with the FBI.

However now it appears that she is all done with being rational and is instead channeling her inner Annie Oakley.

Gee another unhinged politician living in Nevada, how completely unsurprising. 

This was the cover of the Daily News the day after Trump won Indiana and essentially clinched the nomination.

After this win there was no end to the articles coming out declaring doom for the Republican party and indeed the country itself.

Think Progress is convinced that he will doom the economy.

Salon thinks he will doom the Republican party. (In fact after Indiana conservatives came out in droves to say that they were done with the GOP.)

However Slate isn't worried about either of those because they simply don't believe he will ever be President.

Of course not everybody is in panic

Some just sit and wait.

"Don't worry my children our time is coming."

Of course the remedy to this could not be more clear. #ImWithHer.