An Unsettling Little Phone Call on Primary Day in Florida

by Scott Creighton

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We had a little primary election down here in sunny Florida yesterday. No, there were no hanging chads and no Bush campaign staff members pretending to be part of a protest. There will be no recount and as far as I know, Al Gore isn’t going to be bringing down the gavel on 50 or so members of the Black Caucus as they try to force one.

What was interesting though was a phone call I received around 6pm yesterday, an hour before the polls closed.

In the State Senate District 19 race, Augie Ribeiro was running against 3 other dems, mostly centrist dems, which means they are bought and paid for neoliberal neocon Business Firsters. Augie on the other hand supports unions, teachers and opposes free trade agreements. That’s about as much as I know about him and I don’t even really know that much. His commercials said it, so I take him at his word.

This is how the race ended up:

State Senate – District 19 – Dem Primary
144 of 144 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Rouson, Darryl Dem 10,776 29%
Narain, Ed Dem 10,715 28%
Reed, Betty Dem 8,326 22%
Ribeiro, Augie Dem 7,870 21%

So the left-leaning Democrat in Florida didn’t win the race down here in Red State Florida. Go figure, right? What a shock that was.

I’ve been receiving a ton of robo-calls over the last two weeks. I don’t know why. Well, I guess I do. I’m a registered independent. Been so for a while. As Al Gore was hammering down the gavel on one Black Caucus member after another, I hammered down the peddle and went straight to the registrar’s office and changed my affiliation out of protest. Haven’t been back since.

Anyway, I’m sure that is why I get so many calls. In Florida we have an open primary and you can vote for who you want so independents like me are a hot commodity when it comes to campaign targeting. Everyone wants to know where the independent vote is going because I think we are a growing political party (of No Party Affiliation) and thus we are the unknown factor in these events.

A few days ago I get another call. In this one, the voice on the other end of the line says he’s Augie’s brother (or brother in law?) and wants to know if he has my support for the District 19 State Senate race.

At first I thought it was a recording so I thought I would trip it up and I asked a question: “Where does Augie stand on school privatizations?”

I figured that would trip the thing up and it would go into a loop or something but to my surprise the voice said without missing a beat, “oh he’s absolutely opposed to privatizing public schools and is supported by the teacher’s union” or something like that.

I was like “oh. you’re a real person. OK.” and he laughed. I told him, if he opposes privatization then Augie has my support and that was pretty much it. That was the entirety of the conversation.

Notice, I said he had my support, not my promise to go vote for him.

That wasn’t the unsettling phone call by the way.

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Angry Bernie Birds. Want Revolution? Forget the House Parties… VOTE TRUMP! (what?!?)

by Scott Creighton

They stole the nomination from Bernie supporters, from the real progressives in the party and there were a lot of them. So now we are faced with only one choice… the nuclear option.

People say one of my big drawbacks is that I don’t offer enough solutions to the problems I expose in my work. Ok. Fair enough. Here’s a solution:

All you Bernie supporters out there who are mad as hell and can’t take it anymore should go out and start beating the bushes in support of… Donald Trump.

WHAT!?!? Are you KIDDING?!?!

Nope. Dead serious. Vote TRUMP. Not only vote for Trump, make it painfully obvious to everyone everywhere that you are GOING to vote Trump then see what happens.

Look:

  • Trump didn’t steal your nomination, did he?
  • Trump didn’t illegally attack and invade Libya for French and UK business interests, did he?
  • Trump didn’t set up an illegal email server so he could commit more illegal acts while acting as Sec. of State and get away with it, did he?
  • Trump isn’t (as much of a) dedicated servant to the Likudniks in Israel, is he?

Personally, I don’t see the comparison. Any halfwit can run around saying Donald Trump WILL BE EVIL if elected president (like Bernie Sanders for example) but the obvious fact here is… that is a prediction, like saying the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl this year. It’s a guess.

However, we already KNOW Hillary Clinton is evil, so the “lesser of two evils” theory is tossed out the window. In the selection set, there is only ONE proven “evil”

That said… Donald Trump, as this article lays out, will NOT be the next president of the United States. He doesn’t want to be, first of all. He’s a Hillary fan. Always has been. Plus he’s a aging billionaire playboy who figures he can parlay this campaign into a cushy multi-million dollar TV payday or even his own network (run by Roger Ailes and Steve Bannon perhaps? Hmmm…)

So voting for The Donald isn’t about turning 1600 Pennsylvania Ave into Trump Towers East. It’s about forcing them to expose themselves stealing the election. It’s about legitimacy or the lack thereof. It’s about coming together in a common cause with other folks out there who are sick and tired of the business as usual of the Business Firsters.

It’s about firing the first shot of our real revolution and making them fire back, not just sitting around watching Bernie videos sipping lattes with our petty bourgeoisie neighbors wondering about which dog catcher nominees are “progressive” enough to get our support (while we vote for the neocon Hillary Clinton)

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As Trump Surges in Polls, “Russian Election Hacking” Story Serves as Pretext to Cover Massive Election Fraud in November

by Scott Creighton

As Donald Trump starts surging again in the national polls, suddenly and without any real evidence to support the claims, the press is parroting an FBI report that the Russians are hacking our election systems and essentially wiping voters off the registration lists.

“I’m less concerned about the attackers getting access to and downloading the information. I’m more concerned about the information being altered, modified or deleted. That’s where the real potential is for any sort of meddling in the election,” said Brian Kalkin, vice president of operations for the Center for ­Internet Security,“…

James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, has told Congress that ma­nipu­la­tion or deletion of data is the next big cyberthreat — “the next push on the envelope.” Washington Post

For those of you who don’t recall, Hillary Clinton stole the Democratic Party nomination via a number of illegal election rigging techniques, one of which was by purging hundreds of thousands of voters from the registration lists who were likely to vote for Bernie Sanders.

In California, the DNC purge of likely Sanders voters resulted in hundreds of thousands of his supporters having to fill out a provisional ballot, which of course, wasn’t counted… resulting in Hillary’s “victory” in a state where her rallies drew 500 people while his, 50,000.

Oddly enough:

“Until now, countries such as Russia and China have shown little interest in voting systems in the United States. But experts said that if a foreign government gained the ability to tamper with voter data — for instance by deleting registration recordssuch a hack could cast doubt on the legitimacy of U.S. elections...

For example, if a voter’s name were deleted and did not show up on the precinct list, the individual could still cast a provisional ballot, Hicks said. Once the voter’s status was confirmed, the ballot would be counted.” Washington Post

Some estimate up to a million provisional ballots were illegally shredded before they were counted by the DNC just after the California primary.

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Scary (not really): Hillary Clinton’s “Nanna Nanna Boo Boo” Speech Demonizes Folks for “Thinking Outside the Norm”

by Scott Creighton

Well OK then.

Hillary Clinton’s team has apparently decided to counter all the horrible news that came out about her this past week regarding her “pay to play” policy at the State Department by pointing a finger at Donald Trump and proclaiming “nanna nanna boo boo, you’re racist doo doo”

That’s literally all they have. That’s it. That’s what they got. “Don’t pay attention to our Republican-leaning neocon-backed warmongering “Democratic Party” candidate’s VAST record of MAJOR criminal activity because… Trump knows some racists”

That’s it. That’s the campaign strategy, apparently scripted by the dim-witted middle school kids running her campaign.

This is nothing new, really. Whenever another Clinton family crime is rudely mentioned during this campaign, suddenly The Donald magically becomes even more racist than he was the day before and it’s always by some form of 6 degrees of separation:

“The Donald is supported by David Duke… ergo The Donald wants to shank all black people”

“There was a 6-pointed star on a Tweet The Donald reTweeted… ergo The Donald cooks Jews in his oven in Trump Tower”

The newest version of this trend was rolled out yesterday in the wake of all those revelations by the AP about Hillary Clinton setting up meets with donors to the Clinton Globalist Slush Fund Foundation and it deals with what they are now calling the “alt right” which apparently translates to “black, Latino and Jewish baby raping monsters”

On a side note, the only racist “baby raping monsters” I know of that have anything to do with this “election” were hired by Hillary Clinton to destabilize Libya and Syria by killing people of other faiths and… well… and raping babies. Talk about 6 degrees of separation. That’s like one degree. Or half a degree. At best it’s two degrees as our freedom fighters below seem to suggest.

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That said, the “alt right” attack spewing from the Clintonistas today like Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe, is quite stunning in it’s audacity.

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One of coup plot leaders was Clinton donor: Report

from Hurriyet Daily

One of the suspected leaders of the July 15 failed coup attempt, for whom an arrest warrant has been issued, was at the center of a group of suspicious 2014 contributions to a super political action committee (PAC) supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to an analysis by USA TODAY.

A company created by Adil Öksüz, who is believed to have ties to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, made a $5,000 donation to the Ready for Hillary PAC…

“A company called Harmony Enterprises gave $5,000 to the PAC on June 27, 2014, campaign finance records show. Öksüz registered Harmony in New Jersey in 2010, according to state corporate records. It is the only campaign donation the company had ever made,”…

“The company website suggests it is a paper manufacturing business, but the address listed on the corporate records is a used-car lot on a highway in Lodi, N.J…

The donation was reportedly one of a half-dozen donations made to Ready PAC that same day totaling more than $62,000 from Turkish Americans in and around Lodi…

Most of the donors reportedly have clear ties to the Gülen movement.

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Hillary Stuffs Entire U.S. Ruling Class Into Her Big, Nasty Tent

by Glen Ford, BAR

Hillary Clinton is celebrating in the bloated expanse of the “Big Tent” Democratic Party she and Bill have dreamed of building since their days in the backwaters of Arkansas. Slick Willie and his wife have succeeded in assembling under one party roof nearly the whole of the U.S. ruling class and their hordes of attendants and goons. The scam that undergirded the duopoly system that has served the Lords of Capital so well for so long, has come undone. Thanks to a white nationalist billionaire who was too spoiled to play by the corporate rules, the two parties of the ruling class have become one.

It’s a funky place to be – especially for the traditional Black, brown and labor “base” of the party, now squished into a remote and malodorous corner of the tent, near the latrine, clutching the pages of a party platform that was never meant to bind anyone. These Democratic stalwarts appear intoxicated, high on the idea that they are part of a united front against the “fascist” Donald Trump and his imaginary storm troopers. The brass sound of martial music is heard, far off in the catered center of the tent. The generals have arrived, barking strategies to make Syria safe for “our” jihadists, re-bomb Libya, re-re-re-bomb Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia, and teach Russia and China the full meaning of geopolitical strangulation. Hillary’s cackle rings out above the bombast. She is pleased with her uniformed recruits.

Wall Street is also in the house, too big to jail and definitely too fat for this tent. Michael Bloomberg, the 7th richest man in the country; Warren Buffet, who could buy and sell Bloomberg; and lesser plutocrats Meg Whitman and Mark Cuban, are part of Clinton’s “bipartisan cadre of billionaires.” Billionaires are, by nature, bipartisan, since they have no loyalties to country or party – only to their class. They are in Hillary’s Big Tent to trash one of their own, Trump, who has betrayed his class by raging against the free flow of money and jobs across borders, a heresy of the first order that is at the heart of Capital’s flight from the GOP, this year. Clinton claims she opposes the Trans Pacific Partnership corporate trade deal, but only the fools squeezed into the corner near the latrine feel compelled believe her. The Democratic Party platform they clutch so tightly says the opposite.

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Irony or Pathos? 50 War-mongers, Liars and Terrorists from Bush Admin Say Trump is “too Reckless” to be President (so vote Killary)

by Scott Creighton

the Face of Stability according to the liars, war-mongers and terrorists of the Bush/Cheney administration

“Decision 2016!” has morphed from a Freakshow into Theater of the Absurd. White is black, up is down and Hillary Clinton is the “stable” candidate according to the war-mongers and zealots who brought us 9/11, Iraq and the Endless War of Terror.

The folks who made up some of the worst aspects of the previous administration in the White House, folks that brought us things like the USA Patriot Act, the anthrax attack, the abuse of the phony “Color Coded Terrorism Threat Level” alerts, Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, torture, extraordinary rendition, WMD lies galore, the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq and the Endless War (of) Terrorism…. Dov Zakheim, Philip Zelikow, Robert Zoellick, Tom Ridge, John Negroponte, Michael Hayden and Michael Chertoff (and 40 or so others)… have all signed a letter saying they don’t believe Donald Trump is fit to be president of the United States because he’s to “reckless” to occupy the Oval Office. Thus they are effectively endorsing Hillary Clinton by default as she is the only realistic alternative in our phony two party system.

We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us. But Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this critical election. We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history50 Bush administration terrorists, war-mongers and habitual liars

Their argument is fraught with obvious contradictions which I blush to point out to my knowledgeable readership. But for the purposes of the historical record, I feel I must.

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