Friday, November 04, 2016

Latino Vote Rising

A good trend:
...early voting trends that show Latino early voting is up 100 percent in Florida, 60 percent in North Carolina and up 25 percent in Colorado and Nevada."

If a (GOP) Congress Was Your Co-Worker

When the GOP is in Charge of Anything

Guilty as fuck:
Two former officials linked to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office were found guilty on all charges Friday in connection with the closure of lanes in 2013 on the George Washington Bridge in an act of alleged political retribution, the fallout for which has come to be known as Bridgegate.

Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Christie, and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, both faced seven counts of various charges including conspiracy, fraud, and civil rights deprivation.

Melania Knauss (now Trump) Once Played the First Woman U.S. President


Ol' Blue Eyes

Thursday Dancehall

Campaign In A Nutshell

Via Ian Dawe:
Trump admitting sexual assault. Clinton emails. Trump charity fraud. Clinton emails. Trump calls for nuclear proliferation. Clinton emails. Trump calls for national stop and frisk. Clinton emails. Trump violates trade embargo with Cuba. Clinton emails. Trump sued over Trump U fraud. Clinton emails. Trump bribes DA. Clinton emails. Trump doesn't pay taxes for 20 years. Clinton emails. Trump employs campaign manager involved in illegal corruption with Russia. Clinton emails. Trump calls for ban of an entire religion from entering US. Clinton emails. Trump lied about support for Iraq War over and over in debate. Clinton emails. Trump in court for rape of a minor. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of Russia's Crimea occupation. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of situation in Syria. Clinton emails. Trump penalized for racist housing discrimination. Clinton emails. Trump files for bankrupcy 6 times. Clinton emails. Trump goes 0-3 in debates by showing scant knowledge of world politics. Clinton emails. Trump slams people for being POWs. Clinton emails. Trump calls Mexicans rapists. Clinton emails. Trump questions judge's integrity because of parent's heritage. Clinton emails. Trump deletes emails involved in casino scandal. Clinton emails. Trump commits insurance fraud after florida hurricane. Clinton emails. Trump has dozens of assault victims and witnesses come forward with allegations of abuse. Clinton emails. Trump attacks former Ms America for being overweight. Clinton emails. Trump tweets about sex tapes at 3am. Clinton emails. Trump calls for US citizens to be sent to Gitmo. Clinton emails. Trump calls for more extreme forms of torture to be used. Clinton emails. Trump asks why cant we use our nukes if we have them. Clinton emails. Trump calls for offensive bombing attack on sovereign nations because someone gave the middle finger. Clinton emails. Trump calls to kill women and children of suspected terrorists. Clinton emails. Trump says women should be punished for having abortions. Clinton emails. Trump makes fun of disabled people. Clinton emails. Trump calls for end of freedom of the press. Clinton emails. Trump calls global warming a chinese hoax. Clinton emails. Trump praises Putin and Kim Jong Un's strong leadership. Clinton emails. Trump openly admits to not paying his employees during debate. Clinton emails. Trump calls Obama an illegitimate noncitizen hundreds of times over 7 years. Clinton emails. Trump uses campaign donations to enrich his own businesses. Clinton emails. Trump says Ted Cruz's father involved in JFK assassination unironically citing National Enquirer. Clinton emails. Trump says laziness is an inherent trait in black people. Clinton emails. (borrowed from a friend. Cut, paste and share)

More Plagiarization

This time, Wife #3 Melania Trump plagiarized Wife #2, Marla Maples. Why not make an original speech? It's just embarrassing.

Organizing Bookshelves

The last two days, I've been doing something I haven't done for a long time: completely reorganize my bookshelves. I'm finding books I forgot I had. I'm finding duplicates too: two copies each of Paul Horgan's 'Great River', Douglas Preston's 'Cities of Gold', and Ferenc Szasz's 'The Day The Sun Rose Twice'. Plus, I apparently can't pass by a biography of Nikola Tesla in the bookstore without buying it.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Time To Chop Off Heads At The FBI

FBI, thy name is bullshit:
Holy crap. The field agents got started on this because they read 'Clinton Cash', the latest in a 25-year stream of books insisting that the Clintons are our era's Borgia family. Then they got even more interested because some guy—literally just some guy—was recorded blathering about the foundation.

This is what Hillary Clinton has faced ever since 1992. It started in Arkansas, where this kind of character assassination is basically just political sport, and then got exported to Washington, DC, when Bill Clinton ran for the presidency. There's nothing in Schweizer's book except yet another Clinton Derangement Syndrome victim insisting that if two things happened at the same time, somehow the Clintons were responsible for it and he's got the proof right here!

And now it turns out the FBI is full of middle-aged white guys who apparently read the book, listen to lots of Rush Limbaugh, and just know that if they look a little harder they'll find the one Jenga brick that causes the whole Clinton edifice to finally collapse. Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Manchurian Candidate

Start: DNS lookup history start date.

RFC from Alfa-Bank: Alfa-Bank rep provided with 2 ips, hostname, count.

Errors: 4:11 a.m. UTC: DNS lookup errors

Errors: 1:12 a.m. UTC: DNS lookup errors

Taken down: 9:53 a.m. EST USA time: deleted from Trump authoritative name server zone.

People have been spying on Trump's computers, and detected numerous communications between Russia and their favorite Manchurian Puppet Candidate in the USA.

Rebel Peas in a Pod

I like to drop names, so I was reviewing once again my relationship to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis is the uncle of the wife of the first cousin four times removed of myself. So, I'm related to some of the Davis descendants, through the Bradford clan, but not to Jefferson Davis directly. Otherwise, Jefferson Davis and I are close; rebel peas in a pod.

The Joker Thinks It's Funny

Unusual October Rainfall in October

The wettest month in Sacramento is typically January (normal January rainfall is 4.18 inches). This October, we exceeded that wettest month (4.41 inches - normal October rainfall is 1.00 inches). 441% of normal!

At Sacramento Executive Airport, 4.76 inches of rain fell in October, more than any other October since they started recording there in 1941, except the 7.51 inches that fell in October, 1962.

Not enough rain fell last night to win third place at the official monitoring site for Sacramento. (The measurement location has moved several times since they started recording in 1849; these days, it's near Sac State).

2016 is officially the fourth wettest October on record. The Top 5 years are: 1962 (6.85"), 1889 (6.02"), 1899 (4.46"), 2016 (4.41"), 1876 (3.45").

A storm should pass through next weekend, but apart from that, early November looks like it will be mostly dry.

The Biggest Difference Between Northern and Southern California

Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat 2016

It's beginning to rain, so I might not get many Trick or Treaters. I've had one group of three, and they were about 20 years old, but beggars can't be choosers about beggars.

Rebel Peas in a Pod

I like to drop names, so I was reviewing once again my relationship to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis is the uncle of the wife of the first cousin four times removed of myself. So, I'm related to some of his descendants, but not to him directly. Otherwise, we are close; rebel peas in a pod.

Welcome to the Sixties

RIP, Jack T. Chick

At the 2015 SWPACA meeting in Albuquerque, I met a fellow who was writing his Religious Studies Ph.D. dissertation on Jack T. Chick. Some people have all the luck!:
Chick’s tracts had a disturbing power to make you see the world through his eyes, a squirrelly and sweaty vantage point where everything is a demonic conspiracy to rob you of your soul. Chick started off as a garden variety magazine cartoonist in the Virgil Partch mold, but stretched that genial idiom to encompass nightmarish Boschian imagery.

Donald Is So Easy To Manipulate

Interesting story. Paul Manafort tricked Donald Trump into choosing Mike Pence over Chris Christie by lying and telling Trump the plane was broken:
It worked. The dumb ploy actually worked. Donald Trump picked his vice president because his own campaign manager sabotaged his flight plans to give Pence a night to make his case.

This election is amazing.

Marc Does Dancehall