InfoWars: Wikileaks still on for Tuesday
TRUMP/Clinton: LANGLEY – Pence stakes; BRODY – Don’s sense of the future; JOANNE – Election thoughts; HOFT – NYT Criminal act; WESTWOOD – Hillary complicit; BRODY – Evolution of elections.
NATIONAL: McCARTHY – FBI story full of holes; BARRETT – Gun show license plates; BRODY – SNL is back!
END NOTES: BIG JOURNALISM – NYT paid no taxes; INFOWARS – Baristas in the basement; BARBARA – Farm kid in the USMC.
Janet: Please call your House members NOW and tell them VOTE “NO” on the Continuing Resolution (CR) or H.R 5325. This is URGENT because the voting will take place this week. If it passes, it will give Congress and Obama all they need to stuff the Lame Duck session after the November election with pork and other BAD bills. The mischief making gives power and NO ACCOUNTABILITY to Obama and lawmakers who lost and will not return to Congress
Janet: Malvern Office for Trump –
Location for the Malvern Office for Trump. Phones should be in soon and then phone banks will begin. Right now you can get signs, handouts, and volunteer for door to door campaigning.
The address is: 270 Lancaster Ave, Suite H, Malvern PA 19355
Inquisitr: “WIKILEAKS OCTOBER SURPRISE DROPPING TUESDAY? WIKILEAKS DID NOT CANCEL TUESDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
The press conference is slated to take place on Tuesday morning
“Update: WikiLeaks reports that the Tuesday announcement will still take place as scheduled. However, instead of having Julian Assange give his announcement on the balcony of the embassy, the announcement will take place via a video conference which will air at a Berlin press conference. The press conference is slated to take place on Tuesday morning.”
“It is truly a shame that we have such a horrendous choice and I am more upset than one could imagine. Unless something unforeseen happens, I am virtually positive that Hillary will win (partly because she has a poor opponent and partly because I DO think there is a great deal of election fraud which will clinch the deal), and then I’ll probably go into seclusion and drown my sorrows for our country in bridge. Oh well.” Joanne
Monica Langley, WSJ: “Stakes Rise for Mike Pence in Vice-Presidential Debate”
“Donald Trump’s running mate is set to meet Democrat Tim Kaine
“Mike Pence is in many ways Donald Trump’s opposite—an unfailingly polite and humble establishment Republican with a full head of naturally white hair and a wife of 31 years.
“I’m kind of the B-list Republican celebrity,” the vice-presidential nominee and Indiana governor told several hundred supporters in Leetonia, Ohio, last Wednesday. “I’m not the main event.”
He also has far better ties to mainstream Republicans, who now are counting on him to get the better of his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, on the debate stage Tuesday night. The stakes for that event have risen after Mr. Trump’s uneven debate performance last week against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and after the publication of some of Mr. Trump’s tax records.
“My goal is to show that Donald, a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers, will bring the bold change sought by everyday Americans voiced in their aspirations and frustrations,” Mr. Pence said in an interview aboard his plane during a three-state swing recently. “And I’ll contrast what I did in Indiana to Sen. Kaine in Virginia.”
Though the debate will be the most visible role Mr. Pence has played in the election, he has become the Trump ambassador to mainline Republicans and other conservatives—even to some “Never Trump” donors who previously pledged to stay on the sidelines.
James Brody: DONALD’S SENSE OF THE FUTURE
Mr. Trump has been scorned for his timidity in his first face-to-face debate with Hillary. His behavior sprouted an overnight crop of experts and critics: why wasn’t he meaner?
Mr. Trump has a better “sense of the future” that his critics. That is, some of us have the ability to sit under a tree and consider alternative paths to a goal. Delayed rewards and punishments alter plans. Children with ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder) and columnists do not although (perhaps) for different reasons. The columnists need something for tomorrow’s essay and some of them are sufficiently “brilliant” to maneuver for a job with Mr. Trump.
We know that Mr. Trump is a tactician: he’s avoided paying taxes for a dozen years. (A “tax-tician”?)
Hillary may conclude that her worries are smaller until he, in the second debate, goes into full attack about her foundation, her husband’s dalliances, her server, her and Obama’s use of hacked channels for confidential information, her lies to the FBI, her tale about sniper attacks in Bosnia, the disaster she, Powers, and Rice created in Libya, her failure to answer 600 3 AM calls about Benghazi and her lies that blamed a movie for the violence, and her relationships with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood and her pledge to admit a tide of Muslim immigrants. (Will she eventually use her medical conditions to yield to Biden and assure a nest for Chelsea?)
Expect Pence to be brutal – he has only one appearance to assure us of his ability to expand Trump’s strategies in the White House.
Joanne: Thoughts on 2016 Election
“I debated responding to this for some time but feel I have to since I think that as dear friends we have to be honest with one another. Please understand that my frank comments below are not intended to upset but rather to provide you with an understanding of where I’m coming from. My guess is that even though you know I’m conservative, you believe that I couldn’t possibly be voting for Trump. “You would be wrong. I will be voting for Trump because I feel I have no acceptable choice. My feeling is that in your circle of friends there are few, if any, who hold conservative beliefs, and I’d bet that perhaps I’m probably your only good friend whose opinions differ so strongly from yours. I think you should hear the opinions of someone from the other side. It is because of this that I feel I should relay some of those opinions to you.
“I also find the Atlantic article disturbing, but not for the same reasons that you do. I predicted that the Left would play the “woman card” years ago (if Hillary were to run), just as they played the “race card” with Obama. I find this despicable and very upsetting. I don’t mean to be disrespectful…truly…I know you’re sincere, but I think it’s nonsense. Identity politics only serve to divide — not bring us together, and Obama has unfortunately done a very effective job of pulling us apart over his eight years in office. I believe that Obama (and also Hillary) are champions of identity politics, both overtly and subtly. Hillary in fact has indicated that she should win BECAUSE she’d be the first WOMAN president. I just want an effective and good president who works for ALL of the people; I don’t care about his/her gender or color. I’m sure you heard her “deplorables” remark. Now THAT was DEPLORABLE!
“I personally experienced being called a racist just because I disagreed with Obamacare which was our black president’s signature health plan. It infuriated me. I’m not saying that YOU are doing this, but this is typical of the Left…discourage dissent and play identity politics by demeaning and marginalizing those who disagree with the POLITICAL stances of their chosen ones. It works, and the mainstream media enables and encourages it. Those in the Tea Party were deemed racists just because we voiced disagreement with Obama’s POLICIES — NOT because of his color. This article shows that they are doing it again, but using the gender card instead of the race card, but as I said, it doesn’t surprise me. Do you remember the New York Times article that you sent me about the Latina woman who told her little daughter that she would have an uphill battle to be an engineer because of her heritage and gender? Again, I know you meant well by sending it and thought that I’d agree with it, but it just frustrates me that people still are thinking along these lines. The following is what I wrote and posted in the New York Times as a comment to that article:
‘As a female who earned two engineering degrees, I found my path to be relatively smooth and was encouraged, particularly by my male teachers and professors, from junior high throughout graduate school. And that was in the 50’s and 60’s! Dotson-Renta unfortunately is creating a destructive victimization mentality in her 7 year old with her unfounded presumption of discrimination in her statement – “her path is unlikely to be smooth, and the deck remains stacked against her.” I am surprised that Dotson-Renta doesn’t realize that opportunities for women in the STEM fields abound in this day and age, particularly for minorities. I wish her young daughter well and hope that her mother supports her in whatever career she chooses for herself, rather than prompts her in a specific direction to satisfy her mother’s agenda (which almost seems to be the case from the tone of this article).’
As for the 2016 election, I have to say that I am EXTREMELY upset at the choice I have to make — between a pathological liar of flawed character who definitely belongs in jail (not just for the E-mails but particularly for the quid-pro-quo of her foundation), and an arrogant narcissist who plays fast and loose with facts and whose behavior resembles that of a fourth grader far too often. It’s like being given a choice of being thrown into one of two pits — the first which I KNOW contains poisonous vipers that will kill me immediately, and the second which is an unknown. Without any qualms, I’m choosing the latter and will definitely vote for Trump, under duress, and with a clothespin on my nose because I have absolutely NO CHOICE. . .”
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: “US Tax Expert: NY Times and Clinton Crime Family Commit Criminal Act – Publish Donald Trump’s 1995 Tax Returns”
“Did the Obama IRS leak these documents too?
The corrupt Clinton supporting New York Times released an article today on Donald Trump’s taxes. The article reads:
The New York Times obtained three pages of Mr. Trump’s 1995 tax returns, for filings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, marking the first time any of his actual tax returns have been publicly revealed. They showed more than $900 million in losses that could have allowed him to avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.
This is just another illegal act by the Clintons and Clinton cronies.
First of all, if the tax returns provided to the NYT were legit, it would be illegal for someone other than Mr. Trump or his designates to provide to anyone his tax returns or those of his companies without his permission.
Whoever provided these documents to the NYT may have committed a crime unless Mr. Trump gave them the authority to release his returns.
For the NYT to publish this information is also unethical if not criminal.
The NYT reported this past week that they support Hillary for President. For the NYT to report Trump’s tax information without his consent, is both unethical and most likely criminal. . .”
Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner: “Bill Clinton accuser Kathleen Willey: Hillary was complicit in his sexual misconduct”
“Kathleen Willey — a former volunteer White House aide who accused Bill Clinton of making aggressive, unwanted advances during a private meeting in 1993 — said she holds Hillary Clinton responsible for smearing her and the many other women who have come forward with stories about their treatment at the hands of her husband.
“This no longer about Bill Clinton’s transgressions or his infidelities or girlfriends or sex … it’s not about that anymore,” Willey told theWashington Examiner. “What it’s about is the actions that his wife has taken against the women that he has raped and assaulted.”
None of the allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Bill Clinton during his decades in the public eye have ever been proven definitively. The former president has denied the accusations, admitting only to consensual relations with Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.
As Donald Trump clumsily navigated a controversy this week over 19-year-old comments he made to a former Miss Universe winner, a debate raged about whether similarly dated scandals with ties to his opponent — each of which involved the alleged mistreatment of women — were fair game on the campaign trail.
Republican strategists agreed that attacking Hillary Clinton for the exploits of her husband could easily backfire, and Democrats preemptively dismissed the tactic as unfair and potentially sexist.
But a few of Trump’s allies have begun to lay the groundwork for an assault that focuses on Hillary Clinton’s role in silencing her husband’s self-professed lovers and alleged victims. They say Hillary Clinton’s involvement in efforts to discredit and disparage women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, assault and even rape make the scandals relevant to the presidential race. . .”
James Brody: ELECTIONS
Men kill game and women offer sex in exchange for food. In common terms, they swap a piece for a piece. This transaction was captured in a photograph: a male chimp rides on top of and between the legs of a female. He gazes into her eyes. She also gazes but at a piece of meat that he holds in his left hand.
Remember that she eats not only to fill her own stomach but that of infants she will produce. Thus, the basic contract between men and women is simply that of sex for food. For life and death reasons, hunting and prostitution are, in fact, the oldest professions.
According to Matt Ridley, agriculture was the invention that allowed one human male to accumulate more wealth than the men around him and with that wealth, maintain harems. The productive very few cornered the market in hungry— and therefore, not only fertile and available but also beautiful—women. Agriculture, thus, made harems possible. It also made possible contests between hunters and between women, ancestors of today’s elections.
Spengler – and Toynbee – argued that cultures have a cycle that spans from their birth to their failure. Warriors kill and rape. Those warriors become farmers, politicians appear, rules multiply in ways that benefit not only the citizen but also the politician who wants to keep on being a politician.
Stable cultures allow the survival of feminized males: those who become not killers or athletes but teachers, lawyers, and columnists. They multiply rules, including rules that forbid rule-makers to erase earlier rules or even to take a vacation from writing rules. Rule-makers discovered that they could enrich themselves by writing special rules for the need of special subgroups at home. Campaign contributions funded the growth of political “establishments” whose members remembered with their pens. Paul Ryan descended from a harem queen.
America, for example, began with a few pages in her Declaration and a few more in her Constitution. But bureaucrats attended not only to making rules but also to assuring their next job with those same rules. (Lincoln was one pivot in this process: New York threatened to leave the Union and Lincoln with an empty treasury if he did not force the South to pay tariffs. A bloody war accompanied Lincoln’s making one half the nation follow rules not about slavery but about paying money to Washington.)
An evolutionary contest occurs between wealthy voters: identifying and funding useful political allies. Hillary and her foundation become inevitable and acceptable: she competes, as did that female chimp, for food and sets our taste not only for her but also her offspring.
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “The FBI’s Defense of How the Clinton Interview Was Conducted Is Full of Holes”
“The Bureau was clearly hamstrung by the Obama administration’s goal of avoiding prosecution. In a nutshell, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department permitted Hillary Clinton’s aide Cheryl Mills — the subject of a criminal investigation, who had been given immunity from prosecution despite strong evidence that she had lied to investigators — to participate as a lawyer for Clinton, the principal subject of the same criminal investigation. This unheard-of accommodation was made in violation not only of rudimentary investigative protocols and attorney-ethics rules, but also of the federal criminal law.
“Yet, the FBI and the Justice Department, the nation’s chief enforcers of the federal criminal law, tell us they were powerless to object.
In his testimony this week before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI director James Comey inveighed against critics who have slimed the Bureau as “weasels” over its handling of the Clinton e-mails investigation. I am not one of those people. After a quarter-century in the trenches with the Bureau as a prosecutor, I am one of those hopeless romantics who love the FBI and harbor real affection for the director himself.
“I genuinely hate this case. I don’t mind disagreeing with the Bureau, a not infrequent occurrence in my former career. But I am hardwired to presume the FBI’s integrity. Thus, no matter how much irregularities in the Clinton investigation have rankled me, I’ve chalked them up to the Bureau’s being hamstrung. There was no chance on God’s green earth that President Obama and his Justice Department were ever going to permit an indictment of Hillary Clinton. . .”
Devlin Barrett, WSJ: “Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny”
“Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots
“Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity.
Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in Del Mar, not far from the Mexican border.
Agents then compared that information to cars that crossed the border, hoping to find gun smugglers, according to the documents and interviews with law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the operation.
“The investigative tactic concerns privacy and guns-rights advocates, who call it an invasion of privacy. The law-enforcement officials say it is an important and legal tool for pursuing dangerous, hard-to-track illegal activity.
There is no indication the gun-show surveillance led to any arrests or investigative leads, but the officials didn’t rule out that such surveillance may have happened elsewhere. The agency has no written policy on its use of license-plate readers and could engage in similar surveillance in the future, they said. . .”
James Brody: SNL
According to Chris Stigall, our once favorite used Alec Baldwin to lampoon Donald but also stuck it to TheHillary. Could be a good/great season and a nice change.
Big Journalism:” The New York Times Paid No Taxes in 2014”
InfoWars: “CLINTON DESCRIBES SANDERS SUPPORTERS AS ‘BASEMENT-DWELLERS’ & ‘BARISTAS’ IN LEAKED RECORDING”
“Clinton called for an ‘understanding’ of the motives of Sanders’ younger backers, while describing them in terms that fluctuate between patronizing and unflattering.
“‘Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future,’ said Clinton, who obtained the support of about 2,800 delegates, compared to approximately 1,900 for Sanders, when the results were tallied in July.
“‘If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing.’”
Also – Breitbart: “Clinton Campaign Cancels Joint Events With Bernie Sanders”
“Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are having a campaign-trail split following the leak of a recording in which Clinton disparaged Sanders’ younger supporters.”
Thx Barbara!: A Farm Kid Joins the Marines
“Dear Ma and Pa,
“I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all the places
get filled up.
“I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting used to sleeping late now. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth
your bunk and shine some stuff. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.
“Men got to shave but it is not that bad, because there’s warm water here. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much.
“We go on ‘forced marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says is necessary to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘forced march’ is about as
far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in big trucks.
“Sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.
“This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting awards for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and
it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.
“Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting
with them boys back home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6″ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8″ and near 300 pounds dry.
“Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
“Your loving daughter,