Spirit Cooking, Knifing Sanders, Insider Trading…Days Of Our Liars Part 4

Spirit Cooking, Knifing Sanders, Insider Trading…Days Of Our Liars Part 4

PART 3 HERE

And Just When We Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Stranger…Enter The Spirit Cooking.

For those who are living under rocks or are not on social media at all, WARNING. THE LINK ABOVE IS VERY DISTURBING–BUT SHOULD BE WATCHED. Trust me, unless you see this, you really won’t believe it.

marina Abramovic calls herself a “performance artist”. Her online screen names usually end in 666. In the past, her “art” has consisted of carving a pentagram on her belly, being photographed with a group of children arranged like child soldiers, wrapping children up like mummies and dousing them with pig blood, doing horrific things to animal corpses…You really can’t make this stuff up.

She also practices what she calls spirit cooking, and by her own admission in a Reddit AMA, it’s “art” in public, “ritual” in private. Not surprisingly, she has received money from the National Endowment for the Arts for her work. She also has famous fans, like none other than the Podesta Brothers (Tony donated money to her), Lady Gaga, seen here enjoying an appetizer at a spirit dinner, and Jay Z, seen here getting some focus before performing at a Hillary Clinton event. One has to wonder whether he was fortifying himself before hanging out with Hillary. Beyonce is in this circle as well.

Now back to the spirit cooking. Remember that app you saw Lady Gaga enjoying? Well, for those who missed the “recipe” to one spirit dinner dish in the video or didn’t watch it, typical ingredients at a spirit dinner include various types of blood, urine, semen, breast milk…

Yes, Folks–Celebrities And Politicians Are Demented.

So why does America care? Well, John Podesta, Hillary’s main man, has attended these dinners apparently. His brother Tony most definitely has. And Hillary has given this person money, and calls her by her first name.

Now, it’s one thing to have misogynistic, woman debasing rappers spewing out the F Bomb and singing hateful songs about P***Y at your campaign events. That’s classless, especially when you consistently attack your opponent for demeaning women.

It’s a different level of hypocrisy when you’re a sitting president and you allow people like Jay Z to rap obscene lyrics littered with the F Bomb and the P Bomb and B*TCH in the White house–after saying a candidate’s language shook you to your core–but what else would we expect from the current administration?

But for someone planning to be president to hang out with, give money to, and possibly even participate in so-called “dinners” that feature bodily fluids and worse…WELL..I’m thinking this is really, really, bad. And to have a trusted right hand man who not only attends these dinners, but also has photos of his teenagers naked as the artwork in his home shows not only criminally poor judgement, but also seriously skewed values. Values inconsistent with what the vast majority of Americans IN EITHER PARTY would find acceptable in a president. ***NOTE, THIS LINK MAY DISAPPEAR. WHEN WASHINGTON POST DECIDED TO TRY AND DERAIL THIS STORY, THEY ARCHIVED IT ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS. THOSE HAVE SINCE DISAPPEARED.

The fact that the Washington Post actively decided to hide ONE OF THEIR OWN ARTICLES ABOUT PODESTA’S WEIRD TASTE IN ART SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. And while we’re on this subject–isn’t taking nude photos of your kids and hanging them on the wall potentially extremely illegal, aside from the whole poor taste thing, and the whole REALLY BAD PARENTING IDEAS THING????

You can find another video about Spirit cooking HERE. I suggest you watch it, and imagine this woman and all her friends being wined and DINED IN THE WHITE HOUSE….

BUT….BUT…ART! RUSSIANS! REDNECKS!

On To Extinguishing The Bern (plant)

So lets just run away. Run far, far away from the leftist loon occult crowd, and focus on Bernie Sanders, the sweet, doddering victim of Team Hillary…or maybe not.

Those of us who are not millennials knew that Bernie had a near zero chance of getting the nod for the White House, but our young voters didn’t know that. They flocked to Bernie, and the love fest ensued, and we watched as they became an army of engaged, interested people. I, for one, welcomed it.

Bernie’s Inevitable Demise…

But we also knew just how corrupt our political system is, and that Bernie would be going down in flames sooner or later. And, he did. And turned around and endorsed Hillary. Frankly, until he did that, I respected him for running a good clean fight and trying. But when he did that, he lost a considerable amount of my respect.

And with the discovery of this email, I would say he lost the rest. Because even if he wasn’t controlled opposition, as in A PLANT, he was foolish enough judging by the wording of this to agree to play nice with Hillary. Which would make him either extremely naive, a fool, or an honest man–and 2 out of three of those are NOT good traits for a president.

The DNC Rigging Their Ship Of State

In 2014, they were working to shuffle state primaries around ALREADY–to give their candidate an advantage again the GOP challenger. The rigging was done by Robbie Mook, of course–her current campaign manager. Who else?

And when that didn’t help, you can read for yourself what they said HERE.

I have no doubt at all that most of the money Bernie got donated to him by young, broke hopeful voters went straight into the Hillary war chest.

Which Leaves Us With Greece, Chelsea, And Insider Trading…

Ok, folks, this is the nice, normal goings on in politics. You see, politicians are privy to all kinds of juicy information that can really be useful when you trade in stocks and other securities. But, the laws don’t allow what is called “insider trading” because it isn’t fair.

Our senators and representatives didn’t like that very much, so they passed a law allowing them to do what Martha Stewart got jailed for–use insider knowledge to make money. Now isn’t that special? Apparently Hillary thought that law was not only good for life, but also applied to dear little Chelsea.

Chelsea is married to a hedge fund guy. Now insider trading makes people in the stock market quite wealthy–but stock market trading is small potatoes compared to hedge funds. The same deal that might make you thousands on the stock exchange can make you multi-millions in hedge fund trading, where it’s all about the margin.

Hillary Apparently Doesn’t Know What The Word CLASSIFIED Means….

because she EMAILED CHELSEA CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, ON HER UNSECURE SERVER. AND CHELSEA HAS A FAKE EMAIL ADDY ON THAT SERVER. She goes by Diane Reynolds (she apparently also uses it to check into hotels).

Oh, and take a look at THIS! It was apparently a classified email Hillary got updating on Greece’s economic situation–that Chelsea illegally received as she had NO security clearance. And naturally, like a good wife, she shared it with hubby–who went on to make a fortune in Greek Bonds. You can read the details HERE.

Have YOU Had Enough Of These Oligarchs, Thieves, Perverts And Criminals Yet?

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Days Of Our Liars, Episode 3–The FBI Strikes Back!

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What A Difference A Day Makes!

In Part 2 of this series we started getting into the latest activities of the FBI–And the fireworks are getting INTENSE at this point. For those who missed the explosive entrance into the battle by the FBI Vault twitter account, here’s a really really “redacted” timeline of events:

  1. OCTOBER 2016–Hilary gets a Halloween surprise, the FBI RE-OPENED  THE EMAIL INVESTIGATION, thanks to none other than Huma’s Pervert Hubbie, Anthony WEINER.
  2. Predictably, the same leftist loons who had been praising Comey on Tuesday were burning him in effigy 2 days later….
  3. MSM, DNC and various minions all desperately trying to advance story that Comey/FBI under the thumb of “the KGB”, and “Putin”….
  4. NOVEMBER 2016–All hell broke loose.

 

In just the LAST 3 DAYS– more videos from James O’Keefe over at Project Veritas–the last showing leftist loons revealing their true feelings on black people. Given that Hillary Clinton referred to black males as “super predators”, finding out that the campaign and party members feel any Trump voter is F**Ked in the head wasn’t surprising.

The Wikileaks emails are still coming out in batches daily, and still being mined and organized by the tireless Centipedes at /r/The_Donald so the public can grab the intel and spread it more easily.

And then came the real shocker–the FBI Vault.

FBI VAULT ENTERS THE FIGHT–ON OUR SIDE.

For those not familiar with this particular FBI division, “the vault” is the part of FBI databases open to the public, where they publish all unclassified materials and FOIA materials so the people can read them. It has existed quietly for years now, and the traffic to this extremely interesting website is typically light. And their Twitter account has cyber cobwebs and virtual dust bunnies from lack of use.

Until Yesterday–when the Vault spit our a pile of files on VINCE FOSTER, The Clintons, Hillary’s last investigation and an assessment/report on her state dept. career, NIKOLA TESLA, AND FRED TRUMP.Also included were the files on Marc Rich, one of the people Billy Boy Pardoned on his last day in office in return for donations to his presidential library.

Previous to this big release, the last time anything had hit twitter from the vault was back in July–the vault released a bunch of files on people like Casey Kasem and Shirley Temple. Some of them were very interesting, of course, but not earthshattering. In fact, NONE of the older files on the twitter feed would be bombshells.

AND THE PROVERBIAL SHIT HIT THE FAN AT The_Donald. Why?

/r/The_Donald, Nikola Tesla, and Trump’s Time Machine

And yes, you read that right. You see, some time ago on 4chan, a theory popped up that Trump’s often startling prescience is easily explained–he’s a time traveler. As is Mike Pence.

Now before you die laughing, here’s the basic breakdown: Back in the days when Tesla had just died, Donald Trump’s Uncle John was a mathematician at MIT, who sometimes did work for the government. The FBI decided to seize all of Tesla’s papers, just in case there was anything of interest there- but nobody at the bureau understood higher math.

So–they hired Trump’s Uncle to sort the papers and determine whether there was anything dangerous to the USA in them. He did, and found nothing, and they were archived under a standard hold, so they wouldn’t be released. John Trump had also apparently received some papers directly from Tesla.

And Trump’s Father had also been lightly investigated by the FBI because he had accidentally gotten caught up in some white supremacist rally/parade or something, and cleared.

Now, all of a sudden out of the blue, the Vault’s Twitter account springs to life, and spits out:

  1. The Marc Rich Pardon files, along with the other pardons that day, as part of the Clinton files–which were NOT done in the legal manner, and which a then  deputy at DOJ shuffled through anyway–WHOSE NAME WAS ERIC HOLDER. AND MARC RICH’S ATTORNEY WAS KADZIK. Oddly enough, one of our high energy centipedes had run into the Rich name several weeks ago and got intrigued by the shady pardon and had been investigating this issue–and having trouble finding good intel.
  2. The VINCE FOSTER FILES–at a time when many of the older centipedes like myself had been telling our contemporaries they needed to remember just how mishandled that case was.
  3. The FRED TRUMP FILE–at a time when the leftist loons were trying to re-float the story Trump comes from a long line of white supremacists and radicals.
  4. THE NIKOLA TESLA FILES–including the file about the “wall of force” around the USA AND THE DEATH RAY, that certainly sounds something like what Putin has been hinting at.
  5. AND THE FINAL BOMBSHELL–THE HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO FILE FOIAS TO “FAST TRACK” THEM AND GET THEM TO THE TOP OF THE LIST. this is a new beta test program JUST OPENED–if three FOIAs on  subject are received–IT HITS THE VAULT LIST.  And the FBI nicely included handy dany tips on how to read their documents and request them.

The FBI maintains that the Vault Twitter account is basically automated, and that all of the files we had been wanting to see just coincidentally happened to be the next batch of files whose dates were up. And that they decided to release some very helpful public service announcement videos on their almost never used You Tube Channel as a “routine matter”

NOPE. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, FOLKS, YOU CAN JUST GO BACK TO COLLECTING DRYER LINT.

That’s one heck of a big pile of synchronicity. Or it’s deliberate. And given that there had also been a heads up to expect a real bombshell from the FBI on November 1st concerning a “soft coup” by the Clintons, and the first tweets had not only come out on the 1st, they had ALSO come out within minutes of the stated time of arrival–the FBI’s “official statement” is being viewed as plausible deniability.

Need Ammo To Convince Fence Sitters? Podesta 26 Is Shocking

The quest for hard intel to build a case against The Clintons continues, and /r/The_Donald is THE BEST PLACE TO GO FOR THE WIKILEAKS EMAILS. You will find a variety of helpful tools, threads discussing various finds, and a link to the website with the “top 100” that updates rapidly as new ones make the list.

Take the time to read through the subreddit, and you’ll also find numerous threads on the FBI Vault files, as well as Tax  returns from the Clinton Foundation and other data on a wide variety of subjects.

The Next article will be out late tomorrow, and there MAY be updates earlier in the day if crazier stuff happens.

Days Of Our Liars– New FBI Investigation Of Clinton Emails And More

Part 1–HERE

A Tsunami Of News, And /r/The_Donald

Well, everyone who knows me knows I was saying months and months ago now that the Trump campaign–and everyone else wanting to elect Trump, needed to be on REDDIT. Specifically in the one Subreddit with the right collection of based autists and centipedes to really get something done, provided they took time off from giving out coats :-).

HAH! SWEET VINDICATION! 

While people were trying to dig their own way through the tsunami of emails pouring out of Wikileaks on the Wikileaks website, the Nimble Navigating Centipedes at the best damned subreddit in existence unleashed their amazing mining skills, and collected all the gold in the best format possible for dissemination.

And now they are at it still–and added in mining all the data flowing out of the most improbable of sources–the FBI FOIA Vault. The FBI was kind enough to release a statement telling Americans how to fast track future FOIA requests also, so we can follow up on this latest influx of swamp mud.

The Return Of The Killer Emails–And Where Is Huma?

The last article left off with the FBI receiving devices from Anthony Weiner’s house, specifically a laptop, that had a file on it labeled (quite tellingly) LIFE INSURANCE containing emails. But not just any emails. These appeared to be emails of hillary’s, FORWARDED THROUGH HUMA ABEDIN’S YAHOO EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Keep this fact in mind, and READ THE LINK. Why? Apparently, the FBI knew WAY BACK THAT HUMA WAS SENDING  EMAILS TO YAHOO ACCOUNT.  Nice of them to allow this practice to continue, wasn’t it? At the very least, the FBI should have demanded, right then and there, that all such activities cease and opened an investigation.

In a nicely parsed, very careful “news” report, Newsweek discusses Huma’s habit of forwarding emails to her Yahoo account TO BE PRINTED AND DELIVERED TO CLINTON VIA DIPLOMATIC POUCH. Huma claims she “didn’t know” Hillary had her own server:

HUMA ABEDIN IS LYING. There are more than a few emails now in the Wikileaks dumps where she and Cheryl Mills both discuss the server.

But the more disturbing revelation here is good old HUMA apparently printing out emails for Hillary to read–because Hillary doesn’t like reading emails on devices. She claims she often didn’t even READ the emails, but she also said she printed out time sensitive ones for Hillary.

WELL–WHICH IS IT, HUMA? HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT WAS PRINT WORTHY IF YOU DIDN’T READ IT? More to the point–how do we know only the one copy was printed….

So Comey, probably in an attempt to muddy the waters and get into position to do some ass covering, sent a letter to congress saying he was re-opening the investigation–after LORETTA LYNCH TOLD HIM NOT TO. And the democrats immediately piled on, claiming he was trying to influence the election with the “unprecedented move”.

LIE NUMBER ONE. 

Does the name CASPAR WEINBERGER? Old Billy Boy managed to get him indicted and implicate Bush in his “crimes” a mere 4 DAYS before the election–and the Arkansas governor won the White House. Even Weinberger brags about how his indictment was the “October Surprise” that cost Bush the White House.

And then, a new player entered the picture from stage left–Peter Kadzik.

Who Is Peter Kadzik, And Why Should We Care?

The Daily Caller article linked there paints an interesting picture–one those of us who have been mining the Wikileaks emails already know, of course. Peter kadzik is an assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, in their legislative branch these days. But those with sharp memories might remember him as none other than John Podesta’s Lawyer during the Lewinsky Trial–the one that kept Podesta out of the slammer despite his having made false statement to a grand jury.

So it seems more than passing strange that Comey would have no issue with this man–a lawyer with long standing ties to the Clinton family and campaign, and John Podesta–heading the DOJ investigation of these new emails.

Speaking of those “tens of thousands” Of emails…

Apparently, that was a very inaccurate estimate. Try 650,000. Emails. Stored on this laptop. And no idea how many are related to Clinton and her server. This is going to take a while….

The Brief List Of Things To Watch:

  1. The New email investigation.
  2. The Podesta Emails from Wikileaks–for this, go HERE.
  3. The FBI Vault’s FOIA Dumps of Clinton investigations–a blast from the past–go HERE. I’ll be writing about this ASAP.
  4. Where is Huma?
  5. Where is Weiner?
  6. And the Go To for deep research outside The_Donald: go to The Conservative Treehouse

This is History, people. And right in the middle of this history are a huge number of people we will never know–the valiant patriots and researchers at Conservative Treehouse and /r/The_Donald, grabbing all the information available and piecing it together. The government employees and others who gave Julian Assange and Wikileaks all the intelligence to begin with. The thousands of ordinary Americans manning Twitter and Facebook making sure the REAL news–the news the media is refusing to deliver–is seen.

So–are you with us, or not? are YOU taking a few minutes a day to tweet the links, spread the word? Are YOU voting, volunteering, and supporting Trump? If not–WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR? NOBODY, AND I MEAN NOBODY, COULD BE AS BAD AS CLINTON.

If you are with us but haven’t found your way to where the battle is being waged yet, here are the two places you NEED TO BE FOR THE BEST INFORMATION:

/r/The_Donald —The Basest Collection Of Patriots Anywhere.

The Conservative Treehouse–Because Truth Has No Agenda

 

 

 

COLD ANGER – The Corporate U.S. Media Has Weaponized Against US… **FROM CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE**

“Donald Trump’s supporters are angry“, or “uneducated”, or “unenlightened”, or (Fill_In_The_Blank).  So goes the latest round of media talking points as the election draws n…

Source: COLD ANGER – The Corporate U.S. Media Has Weaponized Against US…

The GOPers’ Last Stand

Well, here we are–Donald Trump now stands alone in the field, as The Banker’s Husband and The Glutton have dropped out. So, inquiring minds want to know–what happens now?

The Basic Run Down

  1. In upcoming primaries, we can get a good idea how many people will take their vote and stay home, though examining any drop in voter turnout and also the number of “protest votes” the other non-contenders get. I rather doubt we’ll see a turnout drop, but the protest vote breakdown, if any, should be interesting.
  2. The current “rules” going to the convention have to be voted into use AT the convention, and of course the GOPers were smart enough to stack the rules committee AND the delegates. But, there are some silver linings here:  First, the GOPers agreed to a motion that any rule changes must be voted in by a 2/3rds majority. And now that the last of the GOPers have retired from the field, the delegates who have to approve rule changes proposed by the Rules committee are highly unlikely to piss off the folks at home in favor of a GOPer ringer. Second, the names of the delegates are PUBLIC RECORD in most if not all states, so we can contact them in a non-threatening way and let them know NOT playing by the rules is a bad thing. I have already sent all my delegates congratulatory emails, wishing them well in Cleveland and letting them know that I expect them to approve the rules that were in force during the primary season. I suggest everyone else do the same.
  3. The GOPers are squeaking about a third party run. What they are neglecting to mention is simple; it’s logistically, financially, and legally–improbable to impossible at this point. ALL states have rules regarding getting write in candidates on the ballot, as well as qualifying rules for third party/independent runs. And Texas’ deadline for a legal third party/independent run passes TODAY, with all the state deadlines passing before Cleveland. No Independent Run would succeed unless the candidate was on every state ballot. Which leaves using an existing party that is balloted in all fifty states–the Libertarians. Unless the GOPers can convince the 9 Libertarians on the Libertarian Ticket to step aside, AND they have all the paperwork ready and pre-verified, AND they get Texas filed and approved TODAY (and all the other states before mid June), they can’t use that existing party option either.
  4. So, the GOPers are stuck–for the moment. Does that mean they are entirely finished? NOPE. NEVER, EVER, trust a GOPer (or a Dem, for that matter, they are ONE AND THE SAME). But it limits their options to causing trouble AFTER the nomination.

Post Nomination Possibilities To Consider:

We have already seen the GOPers use Dems and Libertarians in the past as “spoilers” during elections, and I have no doubt they will do so again–likely using Libertarians that are running on the legal weed ticket and college cost reform/free college platform as well (and there are a few) to bleed off the millennials and other people who believe in weed and a free ride to college. That won’t amount to much, but it’s a start. They will also, I have no doubt, find ways to use the Dem that gets the nomination as well.

Failing that, they will look for more scandal, but if there were scandal–we’d have heard about it by now, so we’re pretty safe. Which leaves making sure that the senators and representatives elected for the next Congress are all “never Trump” types–and using the party machine and money to put pressure on any that are neutral or pro-Trump.

THAT IS THE REAL DANGER, HERE.

The congress critters rely on the GOPer machine to steer them into power positions, and to finance them and launder Super PAC and corporate money. So it is essential that we occupy the precinct level of the GOP as rapidly as possible, while they are vulnerable. To that end, I will be posting a primer shortly on how to infiltrate the political party of your choice, and how political parties in general work. There is NO EXCUSE FOR NOT PROCEEDING ANY MORE, PEOPLE. TRUMP WILL NEED US, AND THE GOP, BEHIND HIM IN WASHINGTON DC. And taking that party back is the first priority. This man has moved heaven and Earth, lost business, had his family threatened, and has been running himself ragged FOR US. IT’S TIME WE PAID HIM BACK.

AZGOP Convention: Part 3

Link to Part 2

 The Infamous At Large Delegate Ballot

So, after lunch and getting re-credentialed, networking was a major part of the hurry up and wait process. The re-credentialing had been very confused, and took considerably longer than it should have as my own district and several others somehow got “lost” in the shuffle. We ended up waiting by a ballot storage room for them to credential us and give us our paper ballot, plus an innocent looking sealed whit business envelope. When held up to the light, this contained a small slip of paper.

Then it came; the big announcement about the wonderful electronic voting site, along with an instructional video. We were asked to pass in our paper ballots. Interestingly enough, those ballots had been given ut blank to begin with, whereas the FIRST paper ballots had been provided to each district group with the names from the district on them.

We were told we could choose one of four options–the “Trump” slate, the “Cruz” slate, the “Kasich Slate”, or the “unity” slate (this conventions buzzword of choice). We could, alternatively, choose to select our delegates manually from the entire list, up to 56 choices. I immediately decided to choose mine manually, and advised my fellow delegates to do the same. This choice turned out to be the wisest, as many of the delegates had slated for more than one candidate, some slating for all four choices.

The Electronic Process

It took about 20 minutes for the IT team to get the site itself to work on everyone’s smart phones and tablets, while the rest of us (several hundred) lined up by the one room that had about 20 laptops and tablets set up for us to use, with volunteers to talk us through the process. I went for the choose my own as stated, and I ended up choosing the full 56, all people I had personally approached and spoken to before the convention via email and phone, so I knew they were “safe”. I also voted for myself, for fun :-). Others voted for me also (arranged before the convention) but not enough to break the party’s slates, sadly.

I then went back to networking and waiting for the results, after also voting in the run off for our female chair for Cleveland. By 5:30, we hadn’t heard anything significant, and I was well beyond my endurance level, even though I went to the convention wearing my TENS unit, and with my medication, hoping to be able to last well beyond the voting phase and hear the results in person.

So my other half and I had to leave around 5:30 p.m.. He was loaded down with business cards, email addys, phone numbers for me, and I had my own pile of the same to work with in the coming weeks. So I unfortunately missed the big blowup by Jan Brewer and others concerning the vote.

What I Noticed and Heard About The At Large Election Ballot

As mentioned above, I noted that while some delegates were only labeled with 1 candidate or “unity”, more than 10% were labeled with 2 or more choices–so voters who blindly chose the “Trump”, “Cruz”, Kasich”, or Unity” slate didn’t end up with dedicated candidates in many cases. Also, some of the higher recognition names were NOT labeled for a specific candidate. As such, though I could get no confirmation the system was set up this way, there is a good probability that unlabeled candidates didn’t appear on specific slates.

I also noted when going through the final delegate list of primary and alternate for Cleveland that higher profile, more well known Trump delegates did NOT get primary slots–they got alternate slots or NONE. I CAN verify that about 2/3rds or so of the primary and the same of the alternate list are know (to me) Trump supporters–but many were also listed on the “Unity slate”.

The more interesting data is in the “alternate list”. Nobody can convince me that popular, well known people like Jim De Wit, Jan Brewer, Gabby Saucedo-Mercer, the Westermans and the Corbins didn’t get enough votes to make the primary selection. Unless, of course, for whatever reason they weren’t listed on the “Trump slate” in the system, as most people took the advice of the ground team and voted “the slate”. I do know having seen it with my own eyes that on my screen, I marked only delegates I had personally ascertained were Trump supporters, or who were known to me through local politics and listed themselves as ONLY on the Trump Slate.

Results Analysis

  1. I do NOT believe the website was “rigged” in the conventional sense. I read everything VERY carefully as I went through it. As a matter of fact, I deliberately played stupid and wiped out my results 3 times so I had the maximum opportunity to double and triple check the listings.
  2. There was one man yelling fraud in the room where we were voting at the time. His contention of fraud was based on the fact that some of his Trump Slate people were slated for other candidates as well. As we have ZERO information that is reliable on how the slating process worked for the at large ballot, other than the fact all the candidates had someone present to accept/.reject the slate, we have no way of knowing whether the multiple slating was due to choice/consensus on the part of the CANDIDATES’ reps at slating, or the party being sneaky. Had I been a Rep, I would have busted my tail making sure that ALL of my people were multi-slated, specifically so all my people would land in the primary delegate pool.
  3. Allowing your people to be multi-slated is the optimal strategy in this instance as most of the delegates, being new to the entire convention process, played it safe and voted their slate. As such, if a hard core Trump supporter were also listed for Cruz, Kasich and Unity, no matter which slate a delegate chooses, that person gets a vote. The lesson is simple: NEVER SLATE YOURSELF FOR ONLY ONE GUY, ESPECIALLY IF THAT PERSON IS VOTING FOR AN UNPOPULAR CHOICE.
  4. I find it highly improbable, statistically, that most of the well known names only made alternate. A good number of them in ANY OTHER YEAR would have been going to the national, based on their years of service, effort, and financial support of the party (all of which earn you extra points, BTW). So I tend to believe people like Jim DeWit when he says something stinks. But I don’t feel the stench comes from the website–I believe it came from the slating process itself.

The 64,000.00 Questions:

  1. Why did our candidate’s rep at slating NOT slate for all choices, to make sure we couldn’t be overlooked?
  2. Why did Graham NOT explain that just because someone is slated for more than one team DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE?
  3. Why were only about 20 laptops/tablets available for well over 500 people who don’t have smart phones or who couldn’t log on at first with their own device?
  4. Why did our ground team NOT make every effort to put us in touch with one another before the convention? I did my legwork myself–but not everyone understands how very important it is NOT TO WAIT AROUND FOR THE GROUND TEAM FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
  5. Who was on the Star Chamber slating team for the first congressional district slating, and why were so many established party members kept in the dark (not to mention the rest of us).
  6. And why, most importantly, were we–the voting delegates–not allowed to stump, introduce ourselves, or otherwise let people know formally who we were and why we should be the choice? I and my other 3,3’s only met ONE of our slated choices for our district in the caucus room, and it was made quite clear to us by sundry parties involved we were expected to blindly vote our slate and not worry about it…..

Inquiring minds want to know…..Because we know that something DID go on.

In Case You Have Missed The Point, Here—

Our responsibility doesn’t begin and end in the voting booth. If we want our candidate, when elected, TO BE ABLE TO GET ANYTHING DONE IN DC, WE NEED TO GET CONTROL OF THIS POLITICAL CIRCUS BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE.

I DON’T CARE WHO TRIES TO TELL ME TO JUST VOTE A SLATE AND NOT WORRY. IT IS MY JOB AS A VOTER TO DO MY DUE DILIGENCE, ASK QUESTIONS, AND BE INVOLVED. 

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. AND RIGHT NOW, WE NEED ALL THE POWER WE CAN GET.

AZGOP Convention Continued: Part 2

Link To Part 1

As mentioned in part one, the slating process turned out to be problematic. It’s not unusual for slates–lists of recommended delegates–to be revised multiple times before the first vote. However, this slating apparently was out of the ordinary. Knowing something of how parties and conventions operate, I had deliberately made sure to grab seats for myself and several others from my district in the area where those with suits and fancy name tags typically sit, and was rewarded with some interesting information.

Quite a few of the old time middle level GOP operatives were rather “annoyed”. It was one thing for the AZGOP to cancel any notion of tabling delegates for slating “from the floor” (a time honored custom allowing “the little guys” a chance to play). It was another thing to prohibit delegates from “stumping” for votes at all–another staple of the delegate process, so the voters have a clue who they are voting for.

A Secret Star Chamber….

A “star chamber”, for those not familiar with the term, is an inner group of key players who meet to work out who gets certain perks or positions in the party, or who gets slated as the reps (open or secret) for the party. In THIS case, according a no less than 12 different mid level operatives, the “star chamber” was comprised of an anonymous group of power players that were chosen by some arcane process, by persons unknown. I could find none who would admit to being included. Quite literally NO ONE I SPOKE TO KNEW HOW THOSE SLATES HAD BEEN FINALLY CHOSEN. 

It should also be noted that a lot of names you would have expected to see on those slates,the mid level and upper level GOPers–were NOT on them. According to those I spoke to, the infighting in the local party right now is far more widespread, and serious, than the “outward” squabbling we have been seeing on the news. if you’re unsure why so many people want to go to Cleveland, read some of my earlier posts on why people fight for national delegate slots–it has nothing to do with voting or civic duty.

I did note that several of those slated for 3,3 on the final tally were also slated for Cruz,and one of the people on that slate hadn’t even been asked to be slated for either Trump or Cruz. As a matter of fact, he didn’t know he was slated until he saw his name. He was in a state of total jaw drop.

The mid level operatives I spoke with made it very clear that there is a serious level of infighting this election cycle within our state party. I also heard directly from more than one of them that they have been left out of the loop this cycle, and they are not happy campers.

Some Interesting Revelations:

The “Star Chamber” slating irritated quite a few people who had been excluded from any knowledge of who was being slated, and by whom. This represents a fairly radical departure from the norm, and when coupled with the absence of any opportunity to stump, or even meet the slated delegates and the ground teams insistence we vote our slate so we wouldn’t get “confused” is quite interesting, to say the least.

When you add in the large number of people reporting being uninformed (that would have been expected to be “in” on the game), one has to wonder exactly WHO chose the final slates in the first vote, and how/why….

Additionally, I had the chance to meet with the county chairs from over half of our counties in AZ–and the precinct situation here is far more dire than even I had suspected. At any given time, the party expects about 30% of those valuable precinct seats to be empty–they COUNT on it, as the precinct position is the power position. So while in one sense it’s desirable to have those seats manned with active volunteers to get out the vote and get the voters engaged, on the OTHER hand, you want to be sure those seats hold people who are in favor of preserving the GOPer power base, and the status quo. BECAUSE IT IS THE PRECINCT SEAT HOLDERS THAT VOTE IN THE PARTY SYSTEM. They are the people who, after the next general election, will be re-drawing our districts and voting on the state party rules and bylaws for the next cycle. And voting in the party leadership.

But from what I gathered in talking to the county chairs, and the precinct chairs,vacancies are at an all time high–with more than 1/2 the seats empty.

In other words, people of AZ–if we want to get this party working for us again, there is no better time to get to your local GOPer meeting, say the right words, and GET A PRECINCT SEAT.

Networking In GOPerLand….

I had my other half in the “guest section”, connecting with other guests and also engaging the various volunteers for candidates of all types and passing out my cards to my blog. His designated position was between a “balanced voice of reason” and a “concern troll”. I gave him very careful instruction on what buzzwords to use, and what NOT to get into discussions about, and went about my business–which was seeking out dissatisfied voters, angry voters, and inside party members whop want to get the system operating properly again.

As such, MY designated position was one of “the party is in trouble. If we want to bring back conservative, constitutional principles and insure we don’t have out of control candidates again, we need to get voters back into the party system, and engaged”. I was very careful to use language that is commonly used by inside operatives (not MY fault if they decided I was “for” their candidate of choice, of course). My purpose was quite simple–get a strong feel for what is going on in as many counties as possible, in what ways the heads of those counties felt they were weak, and to get a deeper picture of the precinct level feeling in the party.

As such, I was very happy to note that not only are there more than enough empty precinct seats to allow a reform movement to succeed, a higher percentage of precinct chairs and county level chairs were dissatisfied with the situation than I had estimated would be the case. Not surprisingly, the more rural/remote counties had the highest vacancies and the highest dissatisfaction level–rural areas typically do. Party members in counties other than my own are more than willing to network with me, and are also more than willing to be active members and contributors in the website I’m building.

In the next post, I’ll cover the infamous “second ballot/at large delegate” vote electronically.