Sep 26 2016

Live Blogging 1st Trump-Clinton Debate

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11:10 PM Eastern – final: On-line instant polls show a huge win for Trump.  But even Fox News (Megan Kelley??) seems to think Hillary won. Guess what – those inside the Political Industrial Complex see an HRC win. Main Street USA see a Trump win.  Who is right – polls over next week will show HRC losing traction.  The DC  bubble has lost touch.  The data will prove me wrong!

NJ online

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10:45 PM Eastern:

HRC Stamina? That is the last question?

HRC – I have hours in front of Congress.

Trump: HRC had experience – all bad.

10:37 PM Eastern:

Nuclear weapons

Trump was really good on this. He did what he needed to do. He went toe-to-toe with “the most experienced candidate” and was equal if not better. He was not a low-brow buffoon.

On HRC’s side, while she lost the debate on policy and style, she can now put her health concerns to rest (as I stated before the debate).

She will lose this election because she is the status quo politician spouting poll tested sound bites.

Holt – sit down and shut up and let the candidates debate.

Clinton – we don’t want more of the same.

Trump: Let’s bring on big changes in Washington DC!

10:35 PM Eastern:

General Question: how do we stop domestic attacks,

Trump: good answer

Clinton: Something about Trump doing business. Then she blames George W. Bush (really). Proud of Law Enforcement? Didn’t she start with Law Enforcement needs training??? NATO is god, NATO is great. Muslims community is on front lines – which side????

Trump: I need to respond (sit down and shut up Lester). Again, HRC you were Sec of State and so the last few years are yours.  NATO is not perfect or paying their shares. NATO could be obsolete because they do not focus on “terror”.  NATO is (now) opening up terrorist center (9-11-2001???).  The dude is overpowering on details – where she is spouting sound bites.

Trump: You were there when ISIS was an infant, and now it is a huge threat.

Holt: You were for the war on Iraq (not really).  Then he lays out the facts. He was not for the Iraq War in 2003.  Fact check that Holt.

Clinton: NATO Article 5…  Wah, wa, wah, wa, wa (think Charlie Brown). Iran has a lid on their nuclear program????

10:22 PM Eastern:

(10 minutes behind real time) General Question: Cyber attacks.

HRC: Big concern. HRC claims Trump is supportive of attacks. She is stepping into the entire email issue again. How dumb do you have to be?  We cannot stand by and let this happen (even though you stood by and allowed this to happen).  Too easy for Trump

Trump: Endorsed by hundreds of admirals, generals and ICE.  Will take that over political “hacks”. We should be better. Was it really Russia? Who broke in?  What did we learn.  Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of. Who knows who it was, but there is no control.  Obama let control of the internet to outsiders.  Need to get tough on this. It is true across the government we are not performing

Clinton: We have a pwan to stop ISIS from using the internet (really???).  This is the person who will lead this nation?  We hope to “squeeze” ISIS in Syria?  What is “squeeze”? Who is Bahgdadi?

Trump was more coherent, she was rambling.

10:14 PM Eastern:

LJStrata notes HRC gets general questions and Trump gets a pointed question about him alone.  Media screwed up – made a martyr of the leader of “Les Deplorable”!

OK, another break. 10:06 Eastern on debate clock, 10:16 Eastern on wall clock – running 10 minutes delayed

10:10 PM Eastern:

Trump: African American community has been let down by politicians. Used to get votes. He has been in those communities (unnecessary dig for “being home”).

Holt: Brings up “Birther” issue (because the news media has to keep this alive for Clinton). Trump nails it as a Clinton campaign issue. Trump satisfied with Obama Birth Certificate. Holt keeps pushing (and shows him as a Dem shill).  Holt keeps pushing (and losing). Advantage Trump!

Clinton: She is going to dig up “racist lie” started by her campaign. He has been sued by DoJ (and lost apparently)

Ugh – make it stop!!!

Yo, Hillary – we need to get back to 2016 please??? Obama is not a man of great dignity – but of endless golf holes.

Trump: Remember your attacks on Obama – not working. Oh, By the way – he settled the suite with no admission of guilt against “real estate firms” – not just Trump

10:03 PM Eastern:

Still behind by about 10 minites

Question to Clinton – Race issues.

Clinton: Race determine how people are treated in criminal justice system (and – unsaid – who is likely to do a crime).  Criminal justice reform (what is that??). Trump has her because he as the support of the Police and ICE. This will be an easy rebuttal.

Trump: How do you heal the divide.  “Law and Order”. Look at Charlotte and other places, we need this. As predicted, he touted his support of ICE and Fraternal Order of Police. Chicago – thousands of shootings. Easy win – Advantage Trump. “Stop and Frisk” worked in NY.  Gangs if illegal Immigrants.  He is doing well tying issues together.

Holt tried to “fact check” on Stop & Frisk and lost the debate.  Lester, you are out of your league. Trump was able to agree with Clinton and remove any difference.  Fast thinking. Trump schooled Lester on inserting himself.

Clinton: “Donald” (where he refers to her as “Madam Secretary”). She claims he disparaged minorities. It will not work.  Because he does not run police!  We need a Pwan! Why do I feel this way? Police Training???  Mental Health is a Police Issue??? Trump, is letting her rant

Trump: He agrees, watch lists are a bad indicator for gun ownership. But we need to help them get off the list.  Clinton coined “super predator” for young black youths.  Guns away from gangs and illegals.

He checkmated her – advantage Trump

9:50 PM Eastern: Still time delayed. Senator Clinton has not forgot the art of the filibuster

9:45PM Eastern: OK, my first “Break”and time delay

2nd question to Trump on reducing taxes: Trump was fairly clear (he needs to finish his sentences). But Clinton is rattled a bit. And she agreed they have the same policy – different methods.  Old and Busted meets New Hotness. And she agrees she will be blamed for everything (as the defender of Globalism, Obama Government).

Yeah, well Duh!

Clinton: All about Trump’s plan.  Lester asked her to lay out HER plan.  “Smart Wealthy People” know better – bad move.  Trickle Down = Smart Wealthy People.

Trump: Typical politician – sounds great, doesn’t work, typical. In a “Big Fat Ugly Bubble” (Yep).  Day Obama retires to Golf (good line).  Holt – why not release taxes? Under audit (under federal scrutiny) which reminds people of the overbearing government. Will release as soon as audit completed (for 15 years). Again reminds people of over bearing government

When she releases 33,000 emails he will release taxes (against lawyers advise).

Clinton: Bait and Switch (classic politicians move). Now she makes unfounded accusations. She claims he did not pay Fed tazes (Trump – makes me smart)! Something he is hiding?  When will this get back to HRC?

Emails: Mistake?? It was a crime

Trump: More than a mistake.  Emails were done purposely. Your staff took the 5th.  Tax returns are nothing compared to income (and he is right). Fine institutions who would loan to him. Time for this country to be run by people who understand money (read free economy).

Debtor nation without the money to invest. Clinton is rich too!!

Clinton: I talked to dishwashers and architects (really, the same???). Trump turned it on her – maybe we should not pay for substandard work (don’t get me started on abysmal performance – see Healthcare.gov)

9:23 PM Eastern: When Clinton and Trump met mid-stage: Cordial, professional. No advantage

First question to Clinton was on “Achieving Prosperity” – Jobs.  Supposed 6 straight years of job growth (statistical myth). Why are you the better choice on this topic

Clinton: What kind of country.  Grand-daughter’s birthday (she is set, mine our  not). Invest in “laundry list”. Raise minimum wage, equal pay for women (not minorities). More profit sharing (only possible if companies can make profit). Awkward acknowledgement of “Donald” and challenge to be ready to President

Trump: Our jobs are fleeing the country.  China a threat.  Using America as piggy-bank. Mexico 8th wonder of the world, building new plants (for jobs leaving America). Child care and leave HRC and Trump a.Need to stop the loss of jobs to Mexico. Reduce taxes on companies to invest here. Renegotiate trade deals.

Debate:

Clinton – need to trade with the world.  Need  a tax system that favor’s work.  Ugh – “Trumped Up Trickle Down”.  HRC says she knows more about “investing”. $14 Million Trump borrowed from father turned into billions.  HRC’s dad was small business man – but she wasn’t.

Trump: Corrected the record, he turned small loan into billions.  Other countries (Mexico) have different tax structure (we are taxed on VAT for imports, they are not in exports)

sked HRC if “Secretary” was her proper title – nice move

Yeah! Trump cut off Lester.

Trump answers the how by taxing the imports.

Clinton: Running on Obama record, and tried to imply Trump opportunistic (business). She falsely claimed we are back. She is throwing out silly numbers and threats.  Inside experts claim her insider plans are better.  Climate Change??  Clinton made first mistake – trying to get her base back from Bernie! Building in “progress”?

Trump: Solar panel investment a loser (and it is).  Clinton cannot do what she wants given Obama’s 230 years of national debt in 8 years (another good use of statistics).  Give companies incentives to invest (Michigan & Ohio).  For 30 years you are just now thinking of this?

Clinton: Thinking about it  (Trump: for years 30 years,  but Bill did NAFTA).  She is losing the anti-TPP voters. Trade is only part of it.  HRC: We need Special Prosecutor (I guess they get the jobs).

Trump has her rattled in the first segment. Checkmate on global trade (NAFTA to TPP).

Clinton: Low blow insult is unprofessional.

First round -> Trump

End Update

OK, let’s get ready to blog a debate.  This could be (and should be) the most watched debate in history. So sit back and enjoy the opportunity to “Live in Interesting Times“.

The Bill Clinton & Melania Trump handshake looked tense – inside vs outside!

Back at 9:05 PM Easter

9:03 PM Eastern: Forgot to account for the network lead ins. Will try first post at 9:10 (get some answers). During debate I may lag in time as I do need a break once and a while!

 

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Sep 26 2016

You Cannot “Fact Check” Social Theories

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The News Media is so obsessed with “framing” the race for Hillary they have forgotten to make sure the “frame” they are peddleing is not total nonsense.

For example, the big phrase this week is “Fact Checking” Trump’s answers to what are – at their root – nothing more than theories on social issues. Some famous “facts” that were really theories:

  • It was a THEORY that Obamacare will make health insurance accessible AND affordable. The left bought into the theory and still refuse to admit it was wrong. But it was all just theory (and a very broken one at that).
  • It was a THEORY that expanding home ownership to those who really could not afford the mortgage would help lift more people from the lower rungs of wealth and into the middle class.  The real estate bust of 2008 caused by this Democrat theory instead threw a lot of upper and middle class citizens (especially seniors) down the wealth latter quite a few rungs.
  • It is a THEORY that open boarders are good for the economy and global security.
  • It is a THEORY that higher taxes are good for the economy (John F Kennedy would of course disagree with this “fact”).
  • It was a THEORY there are such things as “Shovel Ready Jobs” (this one is now known to be total fantasy)

So how can someone “fact check” an issue which at its core is really a discussion on possible paths forward and which would work best? A debate of ideas, priorities and strategies?

Since when did attempting to predict the future become a fact???

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Sep 26 2016

Is HRC Up For The Job Of POTUS Or Not? Tonight May Tell!

Tonight’s highly anticipated debate should either confirm or debunk a major “theory” roiling the internet – Is Hillary Rodham Clinton physically up to being the next President of the United States?

This debate is going to be 90 minutes long with no breaks.  That alone would test just about anyone. But if the theories about HRC “freezing” are true, there is a very good chance this event may trigger the condition in some form.  Cameras will be on her arriving and departing I am sure. And of course, there will be a lot of stress and pressure to perform well.

HRC is clearly the under dog in the debate, because she represents the status quo America is so ready to reject. The political elites and their globalist agenda (to line their pockets) are definitely not on the voters’ “most loved” list.  Globalism, the news media, government, economy, security, direction of the country are all very unpopular right now.  And HRC represents them all.

Trump is the beneficiary of low expectations, mostly provided by his enemies who have claimed he is a low-brow, mean, loose cannon. If he avoids all of that, his critics get to wear a lot of egg on their face.

So the question is, will it dawn on HRC how bad it really is going (even though the audience will be rife with political elites, globalists and cronies)? Will the stress or some other event cause her to “freeze’?

I would wager that if HRC makes it through tonight without any indications of a health issue, that will all be behind her (and rightfully so).  She already is carrying the baggage of the political elites, the globalist agenda, the crooked cronyism and the status quo – Trump really does not need her to carry the additional albatross of not being healthy enough to be President.

But if the combined insight if millions of minds working in unison across the internet is actually correct ….?

This night could easily be the election. And it could easily be another boring 90 minutes in political theater.  Cannot wait to find out which one it will be!

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Sep 19 2016

Three Clear Signs Of Trump-Pence Momentum

 

It seems Les Deplorables are truly rising up in protest against the Political Elites. Three clear signs have been detected that America (64% who feel we are on the “Wrong Track”) are in no mood for a typical, flawed politician for President.

Sign Number 1 – tilt in polls to Trump:

A recent Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll of the state, however, found Clinton’s lead shrinking from 11 points to just 3 — within the poll’s margin of error.

Michigan wasn’t the only state that swung toward the Republican nominee:

  • In Ohio, Trump has a clear advantage at this point in the race. Polls there showed him up 3, 4, and 5 points this week.
  • Iowa, which has voted Democratic in six of the past seven elections, also looks firmly in the Trump camp right now. A Monmouth University survey of the state found him up 8.
  • Florida is as much of a toss-up state as they come, with a bit of a Trump bend in the past week. Two polls there gave the real-estate mogul a 4-point lead, while another showed Clinton up 2 points.
  • Colorado and Virginia, two Democratic-leaning states that leaned more and more toward Clinton in recent weeks, both saw significant recent swings toward Trump. In the former, an Emerson College survey put Trump up 4 in the state. In the latter, Trump trailed by just 3 in a University of Mary Washington poll, though a Public Policy Polling survey found Clinton up a comfortable 8 points.
  • In Nevada, a Monmouth survey found Trump up 2, a 6-point swing from August. Clinton leads by less than a point in the state’s polling average.

Reuters’ projections now see Election Day coming down to a photo finish, showing a 60% chance of a Clinton win by 18 electoral votes. Nate Silver’s forecast at FiveThirtyEight also gives Clinton 60% odds as of Saturday.

Sign Number 2 – GOP Gains in New Voter registration:

Republicans added hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls since 2012 in states including Florida and Arizona, and narrowed the gap in North Carolina, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. In Iowa, Republicans prevented Democrats from surpassing them, aided by a court ruling upholding a ban on voting by ex-felons, who often register as Democrats.

Sign Number 3 – Trump Destroys Small Donation Record:

Remember when Donald Trump was having trouble fundraising?

Well, now he’s breaking records.

He’s gone from ending May with $1.2 million in cash on hand to breaking GOP records with small donations.

Trump has collected about $100 million from donors who have given less than $200, according to Politico.

No other Republican has ever amassed that much from small donations in a singe campaign, according to the report. The $5, $10 and $20 donations are typically collected by Democrats, and helped Barack Obama win the presidency twice and gave Bernie Sanders a deep run in the Democratic primary this year.

Even more surprising is that Trump has done all this in less than three months, as he didn’t start soliciting donations until June 21.

“He’s the Republican Obama in terms of online fundraising,” a source told Politico.

These indicators point to a large wave of protest voters rallying behind Trump.  Especially the record number of small donors. If the GOP is seeing a swarm of new voters rallying behind Trump (not the GOP of course) then the polls are probably not reflecting the 2016 turnout as they should. The one poll that does screen based more on intent than past voting is the one poll showing the greatest Trump lead (now +7).

I think it is time for the Dems to panic!

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Sep 19 2016

Political Elites Are The Truly “Nonredeemable Deplorables”

I think it is time America shoved a mirror into the faces of the Deplorable and Nonredeemable Political Elites.

Beginning with Juan Williams and his hate-filled screed:

She called out the haters, the bigots and the racists as a “basket of deplorables.”

So, I see a lot of deplorable behavior. But some political thought-leaders — including some Clinton supporters — prefer to excuse it as the actions of a few misguided people and not representative of most Trump supporters.

So Juan, when did Hillary and the DNC challenge the Trump Haters on the Left? I dare you to watch the whole video below.  Watch it and then realize Trump is NOT Davide Duke or Alex Jones. And if you think he is, then you and Hillary are nothing more than leaders to street thugs – and these are YOUR people!

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Sep 16 2016

Rise Of “The Deplorables”

Update: Many more Proud Deplorables here End Update

Hillary just can’t help herself. Her political instincts (and those of her campaign) are just plain stupid. Everything backfires on her, probably because she is living in a fantasy bubble called the Political Industrial Complex (PIC).

The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.

This strange and bizarre parallel universe is where all the political elites hang out – isolated from Main Street America (and the commoner world as well). The denizens of the PIC are very wealthy, very cozy with each other and one of they live in the most dense echo chamber on the planet.

Hillary is just the epitome of Political Correctness dripping from the center of the PIC.

But now Hillary has created a massive movement in the country, outside the PIC. She has created “The Deplorables!“.

It is becoming a badge of honor to be feared and attacked by the PIC. It is becoming fun to watch members of the PIC just collapse into lick-spittle rage, as the voters reject their self-anointed brilliance. For example:

Hillary, you recently labeled me — and millions of Americans like me — “deplorable.”

I am not deplorable. What I am is your worst nightmare: a woman, a mother and a voter who sees right through you.

In your remarks to an LGBT group, with liberal millionaire mouthpiece Barbra Streisand hosting your appearance, you waved your invisible scepter and banished millions of people from respectable society, just because you felt like it.

“Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it,” you said last Friday. “There are people like that, and [Trump] has lifted them up.”

Well, I’m concerned about national security, supportive of law enforcement, and a believer in traditional marriage. How does that make me “deplorable?”

There is even a great riff on how to determine if you too are “A Deplorable!” (similar to Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck, if…”)

You may be a deplorable if you just got your car inspected.

If you’re deployable, you’re definitely deplorable.

If you wake before noon, if you call Islamic terrorists Islamic terrorists, if you don’t have an Obamaphone and you don’t believe that global warming is “settled science” — can you say deplorable?

Or if while watching the second Monday night NFL game you were less irritated by the streaker than you were by all the fawning coverage of Colin Kaepernick on the pre-game show.

You may be a deplorable if you resent training your H1-B replacement.

Or the fact that the Earned Income Tax Credit is NOT earned.

Nothing says deplorable like the National Rifle Association.

Hillary wanted to brand Trump Voters as subhuman (well, at least below the standards of the PIC). But by giving them a name, she gave them a rallying point, a joint cause.

Honestly, how could she have helped Trump even more? Given her political skills I am sure we will find out soon enough.

Image from The Conservative Treehouse

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Sep 15 2016

A Very Different Looking HRC On 9-11-16

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Here is my conundrum.  On the left is HRC around  9 AM on the morning of 9-11, before she departs feeling ill.  On the right is HRC around 1 PM outside Chelsea’s apartment.  The difference in her look is striking (click to enlarge).

HRC changes 9-11

I am not sure what to make of this.  In one way, the pictures confirm the Clinton Campaign meme that HRC was very dehydrated on the morning of 9-11, 2016. You can see how HRC looks like her skin is sagging and more wrinkles are apparent in the morning.  By noon her face is filled out and the wrinkles are very muted.

My mother has had bouts of dehydration that put her in the hospital (she is over 90) and I have seen similar changes in her appearance. But they don’t usually show up in under 4 hours (estimated time between the pictures). Of course, my mother is much older.

And before anyone asks, no I do not buy into the “body double” theory.

But I will point out that in the Doctor’s note for HRC the doctor was quite clear that she did not “examine” HRC until she was home, much later in the day.  This does not rule out her being “with” HRC earlier in the day (given the Clinton penchant with selecting words to divert details). So the comments in the letter make sense in one way (Hat Tip Powerline):

On Sunday, September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial event, she became overheated and dehydrated and as a result felt dizzy. I examined her immediately upon her return home; she was re-hydrating and recovering nicely.

So, it would seem HRC may have been given an IV-boost at Chelsea’s.  But again, why not mention that? I do not believe drinking fluids can make that big of a difference in 4 hours.  I am not a doctor – but I do have a BS in Biology and I am pretty sure basic fluid intake does not work that well, that fast.

So if she was given an IV to boost her, why not just say so??

Update: Of course I missed one obvious answer – the Democrat pliant news media could had “photo-shopped” a few years off before they released the second picture

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Sep 13 2016

Is Hillary Sicker Than She Will Let On?

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Major Update: Another conflicting detail: Hillary recovered at Chelsea’s without medical assistance????

When Hillary Clinton got whisked away from the 9/11 memorial service Sunday and diverted from the ER, most assumed that her personal physician or another private doctor checked her out there. Not so, said Robby Mook yesterday in this interview with Jake Tapper, but Tapper had to drag it out of him.

TAPPER: Was the doctor at Chelsea Clinton’s apartment?

MOOK: No, she saw the doctor in Chappaqua.

This sequence of events raises even more questions about the decision to divert away from a hospital. That’s dangerous enough for a pneumonia patient who has collapsed, but that decision meant that Hillary didn’t get any professional medical attention for hours. In the meantime, the campaign made the announcement of “dehydration” as though it was a medical diagnosis — which appears to be a lie. Who made that call, and what evidence did they have to support it?

OK, then how did Hillary get over pneumonia, dehydration and overheating so quickly and so well? End update

This past weekend’s ‘medical event’ with Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is raising some serious questions about her health. I for one have not fully bought into the “pneumonia” story line. There are some concerning data points popping up.  Let’s begin with those fabulous blue glasses Clinton was sporting yesterday. Those look very similar to glasses provided to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

And people may not recall, but inside those State Department email dumps from Wikileaks we learned that in 2011 State Department employees were investigating Parkinson’s Disease and remedies for Hillary:

We know now that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton dispatched her executive staff in the State Dept. to help conduct research on Provigil, a controlled drug often prescribed for patients suffering from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Provigil is often used to help such patients stay awake and curb extended bouts of sleep. The drug is also used to treat narcolepsy.

In a series of emails spanning from August to Oct. 2011, Clinton asks and receives information from her trusted inner circle on the drug Provigil, including the side effects of the pick-me-upper drug favored by long-haul truckers to stay awake for long periods of time.

Another problem is the timeline of events on Sunday.  Clinton arrives at the 9-11 event in the morning and is not there for very long.  Between 9:23 and 9:30 she abruptly leaves the event, escorted by someone who is assessing her vitals while walking:

It is at just after this we have the video of her “collapse”, where she is leaning against a post and unable to move her legs and walk.  Now having a doctor on hand after being diagnosed with pneumonia may not be odd, but the fact the Secret Service agents were so well orchestrated with her collapse, like it had been rehearsed or at least tried before, is a bit of an oddity. At least Gary Byrnes, former Secret Service agent in the Clinton White House, notes:

It is very revealing that, whatever is wrong with her, she is being treated by her own private medical specialists in secret and, judging by the ballet-like reaction by her detail, they have dealt with this before.

Emphasis mine. Is there a rapid response plan for these incidents (even though her diagnosis was just on Friday, less than two days prior)?

Well let’s look at the next sequence of events.  From 9:30 to to 11:00 AM there is nothing from the campaign, but at 11 the campaign claimed:

“During the ceremony, she [Hillary] felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” said spokesman Nick Merrill.

This announcement contained a gem of information for the press.  Hillary was at Chelsea’s – so everyone should get over there quickly. At 12:50 the media is stationed outside Chelsea’s building, and so the next “act” was ready to begin.

Hillary departs the building looking very well, claiming it was a beautiful day in New York (not what someone would say from just overheating). And then a little girl is allowed through the barriers for one of those too-cute photo-ops. But Hillary has contagious pneumonia (according to the others sick with it in the campaign).  So why go to where her grandchildren are? Why the photo-op with the little girl (and apparently a baby on Saturday)?

I am going to wager at this point in time Team Clinton did not realize there was video tape of her collapsing  near her van.  By ditching her press pool at the 9-11 event, Team Clinton may have assumed their cover was still good.  They had avoided any hospital – against what would be the proper procedure for an unknown medical event. So I wager that at 11 AM they felt they could keep with the cover story.

So out walks Hillary all happy and healthy. Except, she is supposed to have pneumonia and had just collapsed from overheating and dehydration.  Even if she had been given an IV at Chelsea’s (doubtful), you don’t just bounce back from heat exhaustion AND pneumonia in 3 hours. And why the staged photo op? She looks TOO GOOD – in my humble opinion

The fact is the pneumonia ruse was not communicated until 5 PM – 4 hours after her miracle recovery at Chelsea’s. Well after the video went viral

Sadly, there is are medical incidents someone can recover from fairly quickly: Tardive Dyskinesia event is one example:

This neurological disorder, by definition, most frequently occurs as the result of long-term (usually at least 3 months duration) or high-dose use of antipsychotic drugs.

In some cases, an individual’s legs can be so affected that walking becomes difficult or impossible

Respiratory irregularity, such as grunting and difficulty breathing, is another symptom associated with tardive dyskinesia, although studies have shown that the prevalence rate is relatively low

Similar symptoms also come from Parkinson’s:

(4) Unpredictable OFF Episodes

These OFF episodes occur without warning when the patient is in the ON state and at unexpected times. The goal of levodopa therapy is to maintain a constant blood level of levodopa that is expected to result in a constant supply of levodopa to the brain and, therefore, a constant level of dopamine and dopaminergic stimulation. However, the brain does not utilize dopamine at a constant rate. Changes in activity level or changes in mood such as agitation or anxiety result in an increased use of dopamine. The brain then depletes the reserves of dopamine, and more time is required to rebuild that dopamine deficit. As a result, a patient in the ON state can unexpectedly and suddenly turn OFF when their normal PD medications are typically effective.

OFF episodes can have a tremendous negative impact on patients’ daily lives. The potential for unexpected loss of motor function or the unpredictable onset of benefit of one’s PD medications can result in patients’ avoidance of certain social settings and hinder performance of simple daily tasks such as eating, bathing and dressing. Further, a patient’s varying consumption of dopamine from variable “daily stresses” as well as the loss of dopaminergic cells, exacerbates the frequency, duration and severity of OFF episodes.

Does Hillary suffer from one of these? No clue – not a doctor. But I think the fact she bounced back so quickly and put on a great act at Chelsea’s three hours after being unable to walk would indicate this is not pneumonia plus dehydration plus overheating (overheating seems a big stretch given the temps that morning). So the question is, if not those then what?

And no, I think the campaign’s credibility is pretty much shot on any and all excuses they provide which do not stand up to simple logic and common sense. Hillary’s responses to the Benghazi and Email issues torched that. Not to mention the fact we heard a string of conflicting and changing reasons all day long. This indicates we are not done yet hearing more “clarifications”. Like Hillary regularly gets so dehydrated she faints:

Bill Clinton’s attempt on Monday at downplaying his wife’s recent fainting spell may have backfired.

During an interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose, the former president said that Hillary Clinton has “on more than one occasion” had a fainting episode after becoming “severely dehydrated.”

So this HAS happened before – guess that is why the secret service were so well choreographed.

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Sep 09 2016

News Media Is Wearing Titanium Blinders This Election Cycle

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This is a “populist” election cycle.

Coming on the heels of Brexit and in tandem with many other anti-globalist-cronyism movements, it is a societal reaction that has been building for years (since Bush 2, and definitely since the Tea Party before it was co-opted by the Political Elite). When the elite bend and break the rules to line their pockets, and the masses end up being severely financially impacted in return, then there is going to be a visceral response to those hoarding the nation’s riches and opportunities.

What is amazing is the depth of ignorance (or compliance) in the news media. Take Jonathan Chait at the New York Times, who has been in near constant apocalyptic fit since the “debate” on national security.

His conniption hit a new level with a brilliantly self-projecting article entitled:

Hillary Clinton Is a Flawed But Normal Politician. Why Can’t America See That?

My only quibble with Chait is I would title it:

Hillary Clinton Is a Flawed But Typical Politician. Why Can’t America See That?

My only response is to inform Chait of the blatantly obvious:  Of course we see Clinton as a typical and flawed politician!!

So were the establisment GOP contenders in the primary.  So are all the power brokers in the Political Industrial Complex (PIC). So is the pliant, PIC-suckling news media.

Why do you think Clinton is sinking in the polls during an election cycle where the vast majority of voters on Main Street USA see the country heading in the wrong direction? Does this translate to “more of the same please?”!!

Why would a swath of voters who sees their slice of the American Dream being trampled want more of the same policies from the “globalist” Political Elite sitting behind their gated communities in their posh mansions?

Of course we see her that way. She is simply not what the country wants – nor deserves.

The PIC should realize that when their best argument is “the worst of us is better than anyone from outside the PIC” – they have hit rock bottom.  And it is sooooo obvious!

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Aug 25 2016

Brexit In America: Clinton vs. Trump

This election cycle is so amazing one cannot help but think it has been scripted by some invisible, all-powerful, hand. I mean, how could we have two completely opposite candidates, perfectly reflecting the forces at play in this day and age? It truly is a clash between The Elites and The Masses!

Main Street vs Wall & K Street.

The Political Industrial Complex (PIC – a.k.a., The Elites or Political Class) is all up  arms over the outsider barging in on their big con. The PIC is beside itself trying to stop Donald Trump from gaining the Presidency, where he will be able to clean out the People’s House and the bureaucratic cesspool that has shackled Main Street with political correctness, propaganda, impossibly expensive health care, ridiculous taxes and a national debt that will take generations to pay off.

The PIC has run amok long enough – illustrated perfectly by the defect ridden democrat candidate: Hillary Clinton. I mean, how could you frame America’s choices this cycle any better than this!

Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation.”

On Monday of this week, ABC’s Liz Kreutzer reminded people of that statement, as a new batch of emails reveal that there was a connection, and it was cash.

The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”

This is what has Main Street so fed up with Wall & K street (big business, big government). The Clinton foundation is a cash cow for  Clinton, Inc. So while our taxes go up, our debt sky rockets and our health care becomes too expensive to afford, Clan Clinton has made 100’s of millions of dollars selling access (and obviously doing favors, because no one spends that kind of money without results).

The PIC is circling the wagons with its news media arm shrilly screaming anything and everything about Trump as if they could fool Main Street with their worn out propaganda. I seriously doubt it will work. The Internet has broken the information monopoly that allowed the PIC in the not too distant past to control what people knew and thought.

Now we have cracks in the PIC’s media spin, through which we can see the ugly truth about our modern democracy:

Massachusetts has a long history of using the power of incumbency to cripple political opponents. In fact, it’s a leading state for such partisan gamesmanship. Dating back to 1812, when Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed into law a redistricting plan for state Senate districts that favored his Democratic-Republican Party, the era of Massachusetts rule rigging began. It has continued, unabated, ever since.

Given the insider dealing and venality that epitomized the 2016 presidential primary process, I’d hoped that politicians would think twice before abusing the power of the state for political purposes. Galvin quickly diminished any such prospect of moderation in the sketchy behavior of elected officials. He hid his actions behind the thin veil of fiscal responsibility. He claimed to be troubled by the additional $56,000 he was going to have to spend printing ballots to accommodate Independent voters. He conveniently ignored the fact that thousands of these UIP members have been paying taxes for decades to support a primary process that excludes them.

In my home state of Kansas, where my 2014 candidacy threatened to take a U.S. Senate seat from the Republicans, they responded predictably. Instead of becoming more responsive to voters, our state’s highly partisan secretary of state, Kris Kobach, introduced legislation that would bring back one of the great excesses of machine politics: straight party-line voting – which is designed to discourage voters from considering an Independent candidacy altogether. Kobach’s rationale, like Galvin’s, was laughable. He described it as a “convenience” for voters.

The article goes on to note these acts by the PIC are an affront to the large swath of the electorate who really choose who will win elections:

In a recent Gallup poll, 60 percent of Americans said they do not feel well-represented by the Democrats and Republicans and believe a third major party is needed. Fully 42 percent of Americans now describe themselves as politically independent.

That means the two main parties are each smaller in size than the independents (68% divided by 2 equals 34%), which is why independents pick which side will win. If the PIC attacks this group – guess what the response will look like?

I recently had a discussion with someone from Washington State who is pretty much my opposite policy-wise. She is a deep blue democrat voter, whereas I am a deep purple independent who is more small-government Tea Party than conservative-GOP. She was lamenting the fact that her state has caucuses, which is one method to blunt Main Street voters from having a say. It was interesting that we quickly and strongly agreed on one thing above all else: open primaries. We both knew that if the voters had the only say in who are leaders would be, all sides could abide that decision easily. It is when PIC intervenes that things get ugly.

Open primaries make the political parties accountable to the voters. Open primaries make it harder for the PIC to control who gets into office, and reduces the leverage of big donors. Open primaries reflect the will of the states and the nation – not the vested interests (read bank accounts) of the PIC.

That is why you when you hear someone oppose open primaries, it is a clear sign they are from the Political Industrial Complex and not from Main Street. For example:

Without doubt, one of the most troublesome aspects of the current system is its gross inefficiency. Whereas generations ago selecting a nominee took relatively little time and money, today’s process has resulted in a near-permanent campaign. Because would-be nominees have to win primaries and open caucuses in several states, they must put together vast campaign apparatuses that spread across the nation, beginning years in advance and raising tens of millions of dollars.

The length of the campaign alone keeps many potential candidates on the sidelines. In particular, those in positions of leadership at various levels of our government cannot easily put aside their duties and shift into full-time campaign mode for such an extended period.

It is amazing how this kind of thinking can be considered legitimate.  Note how independent voters are evil in the mind of the PIC, and only government leaders need apply. Not surprising, their answer is to control access to the ballot:

During the week of Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), the Republican Party would hold a Republican Nomination Convention that would borrow from the process by which the Constitution was ratified. Delegates to the convention would be selected by rank-and-file Republicans in their local communities, and those chosen delegates would meet, deliberate, and ultimately nominate five people who, if willing, would each be named as one of the party’s officially sanctioned finalists for its presidential nomination. Those five would subsequently debate one another a half-dozen times.

Brexit became a political force because the European Union was not accountable to the voters. The EU members are also selected by members of the European PIC – not citizens of the EU. Without direct accountability to all citizens (a.k.a. – voters) there is no democracy – just a variant of communism:

During the Russian Civil War (1918–1922), the Bolsheviks nationalized all productive property and imposed a policy named war communism, which put factories and railroads under strict government control, collected and rationed food, and introduced some bourgeois management of industry. After three years of war and the 1921 Kronstadt rebellion, Lenin declared the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1921, which was to give a “limited place for a limited time to capitalism.” The NEP lasted until 1928, when Joseph Stalin achieved party leadership, and the introduction of the Five Year Plans spelled the end of it. Following the Russian Civil War, the Bolsheviks, in 1922, formed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), or Soviet Union, from the former Russian Empire.

Following Lenin’s democratic centralism, the Leninist parties were organized on a hierarchical basis, with active cells of members as the broad base; they were made up only of elite cadres approved by higher members of the party as being reliable and completely subject to party discipline.

Emphasis mine. Note how communism begins with government control of major industries.  The current con job about Global Warming is the cover-excuse for a government grab of the energy sector.  Obamacare is an attempt to grab the healthcare sector.  And Wall Street already controls the banking sector. See a trend yet?

This is then followed by imposing a rigid hierarchy of “leaders” at all levels of politics – so no opposing views can gain traction. Party discipline uber alles!

Our nation is in the grip of such poisonous thinking. The DNC with its “Super Delegates” already has a way to control who will be their candidate.  In an irony to beat all ironies, the DNC’s Super Delegates were able to stop Bernie Sanders – a socialist/communist – from being their candidate! But the control is still there – just by another name.

The reason Trump is still rising (and I believe will win handily) is he clearly represents the original image of America: a self made success story based on capitalism and the free market.

His opponent is the epitome of the Political Industrial Complex – a cancer that has eaten away America’s free market foundation and core strength. A person who wants to impose government on the individual.

How could the choice be any starker, any clearer?

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