JANET: Sample Ballot
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – A Case for Trump.
TRUMP/Clinton: DRUDGE LINKS 10/17/16, DURDEN – Goldman-Sachs speeches; HAINS – Media execs vs. Trump; RT – Assange’s internet; McIntire – Clinton, Haiti, Africa; KIMBALL – Misdemeanors or felonies; KLEIN – Equal oppty F*er.
NATIONAL: POLLAK – Rigged election?; PHILLIPS – Campus interviews re HC accomplishments.
PA: TAMARI – McGinty vs Toomey, 7pm tonight
END NOTES: BRODY – Nine (yawn!) women; BRODY – Evincent Poll watcher?
Janet: Malvern Office for Trump
Location for the Malvern Office for Trump. Phones should be in and 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
Janet: Sample Ballot
Here is a list of districts in Chester County to see your sample ballot for Nov. 8. Please note the second page! Vote NO on this item. They are trying to increase the retirement age of judges. (Their next job?)
The Pa. Constitution already has a mandatory retirement age of 70!
On the Montgomery ballot it’s the question on the right side.
“. . . Not George Norrie tin-hat stuff, a triad of total corruption . . “
Chris Stigall, today, 6:30AM, WPHT
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Case for Trump”
“Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee.
“Donald Trump needs a unified Republican party in the homestretch if he is to have any chance left of catching Hillary Clinton — along with winning higher percentages of the college-educated and women than currently support him. But even before the latest revelations from an eleven-year-old “Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump crudely talked about women, he had long ago in the primaries gratuitously insulted his more moderate rivals and their supporters. He bragged about his lone-wolf candidacy and claimed that his polls were — and would be — always tremendous — contrary to his present deprecation of them. Is it all that surprising that some in his party and some independents, who felt offended, swear that they will not stoop to vote for him when in extremis he now needs them? Or that party stalwarts protest that they no longer wish to be associated with a malodorous albatross hung around their neck?
“That question of payback gains importance if the race in the last weeks once again narrows. Trump had by mid September recaptured many of the constituencies that once put John McCain and Mitt Romney within striking distance of Barack Obama. And because Trump has apparently brought back to the Republican cause millions of the old Reagan Democrats, various tea-partiers, and the working classes, and since Hillary Clinton is a far weaker candidate than was Barack Obama, in theory he should have had a better shot to win the popular vote than has any Republican candidate since incumbent president George W. Bush in 2004.
“What has always been missing to end the long public career of Hillary Clinton is a four- or five-percentage-point boost from a mélange of the so-called Never Trump Republicans, as well as women and suburban, college-educated independents. Winning back some of these critics could translate into a one- or two-point lead over Clinton in critical swing states. . .”
Drudge Links 10/17/16
WIKILEAKS: HILLARY HEALTH SCRAMBLE…
HER VAN HAS A BED…
MEDIA GUARDS MEDICAL SCRUTINY…
CNN declares unlawful for public to search WIKILEAKS…
Many coincidences in assaults on Trump…
Race to bottom…
POLL: 41% say election could be ‘stolen’…
40% say tension with family, friends…
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Bill Clinton ‘Equal Opportunity F*cker’…
‘I’ve Got Good Taste’…
Silicon Sultans Full-On Donald Assault…
Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Here Are Hillary Clinton’s Three Speeches to Goldman Sachs for Which She Was Paid $675,000”
“As has been widely reported, in 2013 Hillary Clinton was paid $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs. One was delivered on June 4, 2013 at the 2013 IBD CEO Annual Conference at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, a second one took place on October 24, 2013 at the Goldman Sachs Asset Management AIMS Alternative Investment Symposium, and the last one was delivered on October 29, 2013 at the Goldman Sachs builders and innovators summit.
“The speech transcripts, in their entirety, were revealed for the first time in an email from Tony Carrk, research director at Hillary for America, in an email dated January 23, 2016, and disclosed to the public for the first time ever during today’s latest Wikileak of Podesta emails. . .”
Tim Hains, RCP: “Gingrich: 20 Media Executives Are Launching a “Coup D’Etat” Against Millions of Trump Voters”
“In an interview with ‘This Week’ guest host Martha Raddatz, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich categorized Donald Trump’s ‘rigged election’ claims as a ‘coup d’etat’ against fourteen million citizens who voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primary committed by ‘20 media executives.’
“‘This is about last Friday when the networks spent 23 minutes on the Trump tape,’ he said. ‘And less than one minute — all three networks combined — less than one minute on the Hillary Clinton’s secret speeches that were being revealed on WikiLeaks.’
“‘I think it’s amazing that Trump is as close as he is right now, considering the one-sidedness of the news media barrage,’ Gingrich said.
He also said: ‘I’m old enough to remember when Richard Nixon had the election stolen in 1960 and no serious historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to suggest that we have — that you don’t have theft in Philadelphia is to deny reality.” . . .”
RT: “Assange’s internet link intentionally severed by state party – WikiLeaks”
“WikiLeaks has activated “contingency plans” after its co-founder’s internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet.
“The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world.
“Facing extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies, the Australian computer programmer has been holed up in the embassy in West London since 2012.
“He claims the extradition is actually a bid to move him to a jurisdiction from which he can then be sent to the US, which is known to be actively investigating WikiLeaks.
The unverified claims of state sabotage come as WikiLeaks continues to release damaging documents, most recently thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.
“Earlier this month, Assange claimed his organization would aim to publish documents “every week” in the run up to US Election Day on November 8.
“Clinton’s campaign has made unsubstantiated claims that WikiLeaks is working with the Russian government to help defeat the Democrat in favor of Trump.
Last week the FBI reissued a statement saying it was working to “determine the accuracy, nature and scope” of cyber intrusions, but did not name any suspected perpetrators.
“The ninth release of Podesta emails occurred on Sunday, bringing the total number of leaked files to over 12,000.
“Among the hundreds of emails released are discussions about Clinton’s appeal among black voters, her email apologies, and Chelsea Clinton being described by one of her father’s longtime aides as a ‘backstabber’. . .”
Mike McIntire, NYT: “Haiti and Africa Projects Shed Light on Clinton’s Public-Private Web”
As chief of staff and counselor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, Cheryl Mills worked ceaselessly to help a South Korean garment maker open a factory in Haiti, the centerpiece of United States government efforts to jump-start the island nation’s economy after the 2010 earthquake.
Ms. Mills took the lead on smoothing the way for the company, Sae-A Trading, which secured millions of dollars in incentives to make its Haiti investment more attractive, despite criticism of its labor record elsewhere. When she presided over the project’s unveiling in September 2010, she introduced Sae-A’s chairman, Woong-ki Kim, as the most important person at the ceremony, which included Mrs. Clinton and the Haitian prime minister.
“Mr. Kim would later become important to Ms. Mills in a far more personal way — as a financial backer of a company she started after leaving the State Department in 2013. The company, BlackIvy Group, is pursuing infrastructure projects in Tanzania and Ghana, the only African nations in the ‘Partnership for Growth,’ an Obama administration initiative that Mrs. Clinton helped initiate that promotes investment in developing countries.
“The partnership with Mr. Kim sheds light on the business activities of Ms. Mills — a longtime Clinton loyalist who is likely to play a significant role in any future Clinton White House — as well as the interlocking public and private relationships that have long characterized the Clintons’ inner circle. . .”
Roger Kimball, PJM: “Trump’s Misdemeanors vs. Hillary’s Felonies”
“Early in November 2015, when the 2016 election was still an over-populated free-for-all, I had lunch with a friend who is a member of an endangered species: the conservative, “Scoop Jackson” Democrats. They are very thin on the ground these days, and are vanishingly rare in public life. But once upon a time these patriotic, unashamedly pro-American Democrats provided a life-giving current of realism and sanity to their party. They were strong on defense, pro-labor but also pro-prosperity, and they tended to regard their Republican counterparts not as enemies but as colleagues with whom they had differences of opinion or strategy.
“As I say, such Democrats are all but extinct today, especially in the corridors of power. My well-connected friend is almost as aghast as I am at the Democrats’ lurch to the hard, identity-politics Left. He could not muster any enthusiasm for my candidate — Ted Cruz — but he was not flattering about the two Democratic contenders, either. Bernie Sanders he regarded as insane and Hillary Clinton — whom he knows well — he regarded with that visceral distaste that only close personal acquaintance can impart. . .”
Aaron Klein, Big Govt: “EXCLUSIVE: CAUGHT ON TAPE — Bill Clinton on Being an ‘Equal Opportunity F*cker’: ‘I’ve Got Good Taste’”
“ . . . Clinton reacted to a list of five women with whom he was accused of having had sexual relations by joking, “I’ve got good taste.” In the conversation, he denied that he slept with the women on the list.
“Clinton was specifically reacting to Flowers recalling her response after she learned about the list of women. “You know what I said? I said, ‘At least he’s an equal op…opportunity f*cker!’” stated Flowers in the recording.
“In an interview airing Sunday with Breitbart News and this reporter’s weekend talk radio program, Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Flowers reacted to those two sections of the tapes, explaining she felt that Clinton was acting like a “jackass” and was being demeaning to women. . .”
Joel Pollak, Breitbart: “How the Election Is ‘Rigged’ — And How it is Not”
“. . . As a factual matter, it is impossible to know whether the election result on November 8 will be “rigged” — that is, if it will be affected by ballot-stuffing, hacking, voter fraud, and so on. Past experience suggests that fraud does have an effect — just ask former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman how he lost to Al Franken in 2008 — but given the sheer variety of jurisdictions that run a typical presidential election, the nationwide effect of voter fraud may be much harder to measure, and probably small.
“What we do know is that important parts of the election have, in fact, been ‘rigged,’ both in the literal and figurative sense. The Democratic Party primary was certainly rigged against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), both openly and secretly: openly, in the sense that the Democrats’ undemocratic superdelegate system is designed to thwart insurgent candidacies; secretly, in that the Democratic National Committee and parts of the media were colluding with Hillary Clinton, as revealed by Wikileaks.
“More broadly, the election has been ‘rigged’ because of the brazen corruption of the nation’s system of law enforcement, such that Hillary Clinton evaded prosecution for mis-handling classified information and destroying government documents — acts that would have landed anyone else in prison. What occurred behind the scenes in 2012, when the IRS silenced conservative non-profit groups, has occurred in the open in 2016: the partisan abuse of the state apparatus of law enforcement (and intelligence, if the reports of ‘Russian’ hacking are unfounded). . .”
Cabot Phillips, CampusReform: “VIDEO: Hillary voters struggle to name a single accomplishment”
She named a Manhattan post office . . .
“This week, Fox News released a poll indicating the majority of Americans view Hillary Clinton as a positive role model.
“Campus Reform wanted to see if this same sentiment rang true on college campuses, and if young voters could point to a major accomplishment that indicated Secretary Clinton makes for a good role model.
“To find out, I went to Georgetown University and first asked students who they were planning to vote for in November, followed by whether they agreed with the findings of the poll.
“After discovering the vast majority of students interviewed were Hillary Clinton supporters who agreed that she was a strong role model, I asked if they could point to a single accomplishment or experience which stood out to them.
“It soon became abundantly clear that most of them could not.”
Jonathan Tamari, Philly.com: “Challenge seen for Katie McGinty in debate with Pat Toomey”
“. . . McGinty has fought to a tie or small lead in most public polls. But in their first formal confrontation, Republicans believe the Democrat, who has never held elected office, will pale next to a sitting senator – and Democrats acknowledge she has to show the political heft to oust an incumbent.
“Toomey is on defense right now, but this debate is an opportunity for him to try to turn the tables, because he is probably a more seasoned, more skilled debater, having run for office seasoned.”
“The one-hour debate will tape Monday afternoon at Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV and air at 7 p.m. that night. A second and final debate is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Philadelphia.” (emph added, jb)
James Brody: Nine Women
Gotta be boring for Donald whether in there or on there. I’m surprised he’ holding at 9; heck, scrawny hyperactive me has had 40. The average male 10. In contrast, a bushy white haired guy with one woman and another guy at McD’s expressed his contempt for a pig like Trump. The guy, with age, has become more judgmental and perhaps estrogenized. I wonder if he would tilt to the opposite stance if the woman were absent?
James Brody: Voter Fraud?
Last issue I relayed: “A known conservative activist reported that one of the polls is loaded with “voters” who are not from the township. Poll watcher please! Suspicion is that elderly poll officers are intimidated easily . . . HELP!”
I’ve had two responses! I suggest that a former Marine, a big guy who’s also a county detective, would be the ideal solution if he showed up early with his badge and a large “police” van.