This election (and specifically Wikileaks) has ripped away the facade of the political machine. The media, the DNC, the White House and the Department of Justice, the guys on the GOP side. It’s all terribly ugly and undermines, at least to some extent, the very legitimacy of the system. We need transparency and we need it now.
Ah yes, Mr. Corzine. We haven’t seen much of you these days. Of course we didn’t summer in the Hamptons this year.
$5 million is slightly more than a speed bump for Mr. Corzine. But just barely.
Here’s a little refresher on what happened at MF Global.
Five years after MF Global’s collapse after big, levered bets on European bonds blew up leaving a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer funds,
This is a nice little tool and if you are inclined to start a political firestorm on your Facebook feed look no farther. Just make an outlandish prediction and watch the trolls troll.
This is not surprising. It highlights yet again the extent to which the #oldmedia is in many respects just a mouthpiece. For the record the video in the attached article from Mediaite has been removed and I can not find it elsewhere at this moment. (I’ll post if it shows up later in the day.)
I have a soft spot in my heart for Triumph. Always have.
And don’t worry Dems Triumph is definitely in your camp in the end.
This is one of the reasons why we asked our readers whether they felt the 1st Amendment was under attack. Breitbart doesn’t have a right to exist? What kind of bs is that?
As the attached article points out this is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook. Thing is the Clinton camp picking a fight with a seasoned scrapper in Breitbart. Bannon and company are unlikely to be as gentile as the Kochs.
I am currently editing a collection of past essays and last night I was editing the “neocon” chapter. I noticed that we argued multiple times in 2014-2015 that with the rise of Rand Paul the neocons, the pro-war crowd in the GOP and with them the weapons manufacturers, might defect to Hillary Clinton.
But as it turned out it wasn’t Rand who sent the big government GOP war advocates to Hillary, it was Trump.
Defense contractors are accustomed to getting what they want.
Somewhere along the way the “official” media sources got the official line. – Focus on an assertion by John Podesta Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, who has his own ties to the Russians, that the Russians are behind exposing that the Democratic National Committee was working on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the primary process and against Bernie Sanders.
No one in the government to our knowledge has confirmed this assertion. But even still, where the leak came from is not the issue.
Oh, youth and optimism. You will soon feel the power of the SUPER DELEGATES. Ha ha ha!
And these are the registered lobbyists. I am sure plenty aren’t registered. Bernie never really had a chance.
The video below is reflective of a theme which has run through this week, “The Revolution Won’t Be Televised.”
The official version of the Dem convention on the mainstream media outlets and the version we see actually coming from the people on the ground at the convention are very different.
Another great report from a citizen journalist.
This was from the previous night.
ACC is a completely non-partisan organization.
Apparently some in the FBI are not very happy with the way the Clinton case was handled. And some agents had to sign unorthodox nondisclosure agreements.
I think there are a lot of people out there who would like to, and likely will mount a “Hillary defense.”
As we have said in the past a key part of a cronyist system is a tiered system of “justice.” There are rules for the Great Washington Court, there are rules for their underlings (whose work may impact their masters), and there are rules for the rest of us. This a massive oversimplification of course.
This is what a former federal prosecutor has to say on FBI Director Comey’s statement on the Clinton email situation from earlier today.
Some people are acting like it’s some big coup that the Bushes (who were basically humiliated in the primaries) are attacking Trump. Folks, of course they are attacking Trump. They got spanked. Lindsey Graham is attacking Trump. Mitt Romney is attacking Trump. The Bushite neocons are on the record as saying they may defect to Hillary because Trump isn’t sufficiently hawkish for them. And you will notice that these washed up Republicans aren’t running out and endorsing the small government candidate,