Dead Cats: 1492redux, 10/22/16, (23)24: James Brody


JANET: Sample Ballot

TRUMP/Clinton: InfoWars – Poll Indict her!; MARTOSKO – DJT speaks @ Gettysburg; KURTZ – Alinsky tactics; KIRBY – Clinton paid them less.

MEDIA/NATIONAL: ALI & SPETALNIK – US in S. China Sea; DILLOW – S. China Sea; JONES – Massive election fraud; ERNST – Hillary’s media buddies.

PA: SNYDER – PoliticsPA.

END NOTES: The Capitol Steps; BRODY – Our collectivist phase.


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.


“To say he’s gonna wait for the outcome of the election to decide how he wants to approach it.  Why, this may constitute the single greatest assault on freedom as we have known it, if you listen to these people.  And there’s no exception.  Every one of ’em, hundreds, thousands of reporters and media people and professional political people around the country all act and think the same way.  And it just doesn’t make sense, unless there’s something going on that we don’t know.  ‘Cause this is not rational behavior.  It’s not a rational reaction.”


“If these people had been around in the 1700s we’d have never had a revolution.  They would have never tolerated the Founding Fathers’ objections to King George.

“They would have wanted to put in jail people like James Madison and Patrick Henry because they dared speak out against the establishment.  We’d have never had the revolution if the people in the Democrat Party today had been ruling the roost in the media back then.”


“53 percent of voters surveyed say FBI should have sought criminal indictment against her

A majority of Americans would like to have seen Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton face charges over her use of a private email server that compromised national security secrets, a new poll shows.

“While 39 percent of likely voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports say the FBI made the right decision in not recommending an indictment for Clinton, an astounding 53 percent of people surveyed say “the FBI should have sought a criminal indictment against her,” according to a poll conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“These findings are basically unchanged from July when FBI Director James Comey first announced the decision not to seek an indictment,” a report from Rasmussen on Friday states.

On top of that, “Seventy percent (70%) of voters say Clinton’s mishandling of classified information is important to their vote for president, with 49% who say it’s Very Important,” Rasmussen reports.

David Martosko, UK Daily Mail: “Trump prepares for Gettysburg address unveiling ‘first 100 days’ agenda – and his aides say Hillary is just ‘waiting out the clock’

Stanley Kurtz, NRO: “Alinskyite Tactics, Robert Creamer, and Us”

Rushbo: “Well, in Stanley Kurtz’s column at National Review Online, it was either yesterday or the day before, he had this quote from Creamer in 2007, Robert Creamer who published Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win.  It’s a tactical handbook for the left that he wrote while in prison.  The guy is a convicted felon and he is at the top of the food chain of the Democrat Party planning all of these so-called organic protests.

Robert Creamer, the husband of Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, the guy, 42 personal, face-to-face visits with Obama in the Oval Office, 340-some-odd visits to White House in total.  While in jail in 2007, while in prison writes a tactical handbook for the left called Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win.  By the way, he was in jail for tax evasion and bank fraud.”

“Newly released video clips of Democratic operatives describing their own attempts to provoke violence at Trump rallies, their sub-rosa coordination with the Hillary Clinton campaign, and their active consideration of voter fraud schemes, are ugly but not surprising.

“Maybe it will emerge that these videos were deceptively edited. That possibility can’t be excluded, as the White House itself has emphasized. For now, however, the damning evidence in the videos strikes me as more convincing than the weak denials by the activists in question.
Even so, legitimate objections have been raised to the deceptive tactics used to gain access to the subjects of these videos. This puts us in the same dilemma as the Wikileaks revelations. Is it right to cover revelations that are obviously newsworthy, yet were obtained by troubling means?

“I’m torn on this question. I can’t help but recall, however, that when I used traditional and completely non-deceptive means to research a story on President Obama’s membership in a leftist third party—and his campaign’s lies about that issue in 2008—the mainstream press ignored it. So even when you get a story by traditional means, the press will spike it if it hurts a Democratic presidential candidate. That doesn’t justify deceptive investigative techniques, but it needs to be said nevertheless.
“Rather than try to adjudicate the factual underpinnings or the journalistic rights and wrongs of this story, I’m going to focus on Robert Creamer’s background. Creamer has already made news by “stepping back” from the Clinton campaign in response to the videos. So at this point, it’s fair to comment on his background.
“Creamer is a longtime Alinskyite activist and a leader in Obama’s old community organizing network. Creamer was a key figure in the work of Chicago’s community organizer training center, the Midwest Academy, to which Obama had close ties. . .”

Brendan Kirby, LifeZette: “WikiLeaks: Clinton Foundation Paid Women Less than Men”

“. . . Overall, the average salary for women and men was close. But men out-earned women. Men earned $68,164 compared to $64,118 for women, on average. The median salary also was higher for men, $55,200 compared with $50,000.

“The spreadsheet included 62 employees, 37 women and 25 men. It did not include people who received money from the foundation as contractors. The top-paid employee on the list was senior adviser Justin Cooper, who was pulling in $127,000. The lowest-paid employee was a female assistant making $18,000. . .”



“DEAR MAINSTREAM MEDIA…You f**king suck!” Paul Joseph Watson

Idrees Ali and Matt Spetalnick, Yahoo!: “U.S. warship challenges China’s claims in South China Sea”

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.

“The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said.

“The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move “illegal” and “provocative,” saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave.

“The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged “excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The latest U.S. patrol, first reported by Reuters, is expected to anger Beijing and could further escalate tensions over the South China Sea. The destroyer sailed within waters claimed by China, close to but not within the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits of the islands, the officials said. . .”

Clay Dillow, CNBC: “US on edge over new powder keg in the South China Sea.

“. . . The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the South China Sea region holds reserves of some 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. China National Offshore Oil — the state-owned energy company responsible for offshore energy exploitation — provides a much rosier estimate, predicting the region holds some 125 billion barrels of oil and 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Neither estimate is insignificant for a region woefully dependent on imported oil and natural gas. “China is the second-largest consumer of oil after the United States and critically dependent on imports to feed its energy demands. Japan and South Korea are likewise dependent on foreign oil to keep their economies humming. . .”


“Thanks to alternative media and true journalism, the American voting scam has been revealed

“There have always been questions of election fraud and vote rigging in elections, but the mainstream media would like you to think it never happens.

“Alex Jones covers the massive evidence that the 2016 election is being rigged right now and the public is waking up to that fact.

“From Al Gore to John Kerry, Democrats have fought against rigged elections for years.

“Fast forward to 2016 and they seem to have completely forgot about the multiple examples of proven voter fraud and blast Trump for suggesting the Clinton campaign may try to steal the election.

“After weeks of attacking Trump for questioning the American electoral process, new evidence has emerged via WikiLeaks’ hacked emails and Project Veritas’ undercover videos which verify the Democratic plot to hijack election 2016.”

Douglas Ernst, Washington Times: “WikiLeaks reveals Clinton camp’s work with ‘VERY friendly and malleable reporters’”

“A new thread from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s leaked emails show one of her former top aides discussing work with “very friendly” reporters in the early days of the Democrat hopeful’s secret email server scandal.

WikiLeaks documents that U.S. intelligence agencies said were stolen from Russian state actors show a March 8, 2015, email from Philippe Reines, a previous Senate and State Department aide, to Mr. Podesta. An document titled “New Ways” detailed successful efforts to mold news narratives using ‘malleable’ journalists.

“‘This might sound a little out there but I think you ought to consider this gesture to the new team given their legitimate misgivings: We put out on background to one or two VERY friendly and maleable [sic] reporters that what HRC decided to do in the end in terms of what will be a tremendous disclosure was in large part because of the new team’s strong advice and feeling that she tell it all, for better or for worse,’ Mr. Reines said.

“‘That after several initial days of not having our footing, they injected refreshing advice that HRC wholeheartedly agreed with,’ the confidante continued. ‘A sign that while the campaign team is still coming together and gelling, they already are having an impact on the way we do business, showing that even if it’s a little bumpy to start, things WILL be different this time. Good for them, good for her, bad for Cheryl & me but in the scheme of things it’s a minor indignity as compared to others coming our way. I’m happy to take one for the new team, it really is in her best interest which is all that really matters.’ . . .”


Sy Snyder, Real Clear Politics

Christina Hartman. She may just be able to pull this off. According to the third quarter fundraising totals, the PA-16 Democratic nominee is keeping pace in the money race. Louis Jacobson now sees the contest as “potentially vulnerable”. In fact, this week both the Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifted the race from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican”. It will take a great finish, and some help from the top of the ticket, but a victory for Hartman would be the upset of the year.

Justin Walsh. Nobody likes an October Surprise. Nevertheless, PoliticsPA reported that the Republican nominee in the open HD-58 race has some troubling incidents in the past. In 1995, Justin Walsh pled guilty to harassment. The next year, he was arrested on thirteen charges and eventually pled guilty to disorderly conduct. This Southwestern district is a prime target for Republicans since Trump is so popular in Appalachia. These revelations will make this one of the must-see legislative contests on Election Night.

Bill Shuster. It’s been a tough year or so for Congressman Shuster. Ever sincePolitico revealed that he’s dating a lobbyist, opponents have smelled blood in the water. Art Halvorson nearly defeated Shuster in the GOP primary, and thanks toa write-in victory in the Democratic primary, he’s getting another shot on November 8th. In order to counteract Halvorson’s personal attacks, Shuster rolled out testimonial ads featuring his daughterson and even his ex-wife. It will be intriguing to see whether Rebecca’s commercial neutralizes any personal concerns the voters in the 9th Congressional District might have.

Brian Fitzpatrick. In their most high-profile stand-off, the GOP nominee held his own against Democrat Steve Santarsiero. The reason he’s making this list, though, has to do with his fundraising prowess. Of all the candidates, Fitzpatrick brought in the most cash in the third quarter. Of course, Santarsiero came in second but you’d always rather have more resources. Fitzpatrick came into this race with one large advantage (his last name) and two huge obstacles (a talented, experienced opponent and a polarizing presidential nominee). Considering all that, he’s done quite well given the circumstances.

Eric Papenfuse. We’ll be giving the Harrisburg Mayor a down arrow every week until he lifts his ridiculous ban of PennLive. We’re up to week nineteen.”



“The Capitol Steps”

“We put the mock in democracy”

James Brody: Support your local police

Spengler (and Toynbee!) described civilizations as oscillators that ticked and tocked between individualism and collectivism. All of us now not only face but are expected to embrace the suffocating hugs of collectivists.

Example: A friend recently paid $25,000 in fees to give 4 acres of his own property to his son. In 30 years, two layers of bureaucrats discovered the fortunes to be made in evaluating land exchanges. Of course, charge the landowner for surveyors: $8K-$25K is added to the cost of any exchange of land.

At the same time, signs abound: “Support Your Local Police.”

Even the smallest risk elevates demands from many of us for a pool of rules and rule-checkers to assure good conduct from the rest of us.

These are ancient preferences: Both Democrats and Muslims are rule-governed and closely supervised.

“On 3 August 1492 Christopher Columbus left the town of Palos de la Frontera, with the first expedition that resulted in the Europeans learning of the existence of America.[59] Many Andalusians participated in the expedition that would end the Middle Ages and signal the beginning of modernity. Contacts between Spain and the Americas, including royal administration and the shipping trade of Spanish colonies for over three hundred years, came almost exclusively through Andalusia”

1492 moved an old conflict to a new arena.

Spengler would know!


About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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