I've previously commented on the recount issue, here's Bill whittle's incisive take on it.
An addendum via BillWhittleChannel: **The reference to "Leon Ponetta" near the end of this video refers to JON PODESTA. The person responsible for sacking the former quality control position has been sacked. Updating ASAP and I regret the error.
December 2, 2016
November 29, 2016
I don't consider myself part of the Alt-Right, although they do have a number of laudable political positions. What they are NOT, are White Supremacists, White Nationalists or Racist Bigots. Any movement can contain idiots, but the bigotry that truly pervades comes from those who label them as any of the above.
What Alt-right really represents or means is conservatives who are fed up with being marginalized and are fighting back. The messed up response from the progressive left? Lay it on harder:
But activists have warned that the phrase “alt-right” is simply a sanitized rebranding of “white nationalism” and conflating the two has dangerous implications.That’s why a New-York based advertising professional, who is using the pseudonym George Zola, created a Google Chrome extension called “Stop Normalizing The Alt Right,” which automatically replaces all mentions of the “alt-right” with the phrase “white supremacy.”
That is bigoted, simplistic and other-idea-phobic. It's the work of an ass hat. I apologize for my vulgarity, to everyone except someone who is using that synonym. He, or she, deserves it for being so juvenile.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein is trying to initiate a recount in 3 states that Donald Trump won. Not in any states that Hillary Clinton won, only Trump state wins in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The selectivity is even more odd since Hillary Clinton has suddenly joined the challenge after publicly admonishing Trump before the election for not agreeing to abide by the results.
Stein seems like she's angling for funding for her party as the Kickstarter campaign or whatever is asterisked to state that any funds not used for a recount will go to the Green Party. Given that she's already missed the deadline for Pennsylvania, that Wisconsin and Michigan alone won't change the election results even in the unlikely event they flipped - she could be angling just to raise funds. That's pretty cynical and manipulative of her, but hey it's politics and anyone thinking the Green Party is squeaky clean would end up with the government they deserve - a crooked one.
What's more interesting is the Democrats and Clinton looking to join in on the recount. Three theories have been advanced (1) they're actually trying to steal the election (2) they're planting the seeds to delegitimize a Trump presidency because he lost the electoral college and didn't make 270 votes by certification day and had to be appointed by the Republicans thanks to a few states being tangled up in legal proceedings ("selected not elected" like Bush) or (3) they're trying to hide their own ballot tampering efforts and don't want it coming out.
All three are possible, the first two would be unsuccessful ultimately. The third one is the most intriguing consideration. But I don't know that participation would amount to successfully hiding their own nefarious activities. And of course if they are successful we'll never know that it was their intention. The Democrats' end-game here is not clear but to steal 70,000 votes in PA is impossible. Michigan and Wisconsin would leave the electoral college at 280-252 in Trump's favor. With Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote by 1.7 million votes Democrats might claim Trump has no mandate whatsoever. That might be their real goal; setting themselves up for the 2018 midterm elections where they will already be playing defense.
November 28, 2016
A number things have happened this past Thanksgiving weekend that are worth mentioning, even though I don't have a lot of free time lately. The first one worth commenting on is that Fidel Castro has died.
He was a tyrant. He was a dictator. He was a brutal thug in the vein of Saddam Hussein. He kept his people under his thumb.
You wouldn't know it from the bland eulogies from the left and in particular aggrandizing from ultra liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose father was a pal of the thug Fidel:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
But the man was a criminal. Justin Trudeau knows no shame nor reality. I am salivating for his extradition from the Prime Minister's office
Cuba is better off without him, even though his brother has been running things for years already....In the wake of his overthrow of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista in 1959, supporters of the old government were sent before summary courts and at least 582 were shot by firing squads over two years.Estimates of executions under Castro’s 50-year rule run into the thousands, with monitors warning of unfair trials, arbitrary imprisonment and extrajudicial executions.Castro responded by insisting that “revolutionary justice is not based on legal precepts, but on moral conviction”.As the one-party system came into force, independent newspapers were closed and homosexuals, priests and others viewed as a threat were herded into labour camps for “re-education”.Censorship and repression spread, with fans of American rock ‘n’ roll among those targeted. Freedom of expression, religion, association, assembly, movement and the press were denied.