Archive for the ‘Election’ Category

Put Immigrants in Democratic Districts

October 28, 2018

If President Donald Trump can’t keep the caravan from entering the country, he should try to transport the participants to congressional districts whose voters elected a Democrat to Congress. Many Democrats want to encourage immigration so we should expect voters in those districts to welcome immigrants and be willing to share local resources including jobs with immigrants.

Voters who don’t want more immigrants in their districts shouldn’t elect politicians who want to increase immigration.. Voters in higher income districts shouldn’t vote to encourage immigration unless they are willing to have new immigrants for neighbors

What Was Ford Doing at a Party with 4 Boys?

September 21, 2018

Has anyone asked  Christine Blasey Ford   why she attended a party with four boys — if there was a party?

Most of us would suspect that a girl  at a party with four boys  was the “entertainment”.  Considering the way teenage peer pressure works, it is likely she would have been drinking along with the boys, if there was a party.  If  she had been drinking, then her memory of the event would be  unreliable.  She might not remember exactly what happened or even who was at the party.

I say “if there was a party” because  of how she supposedly “remembered” the alleged attack in a therapy session.  “Remembering” alleged childhood sexual incidents in therapy sessions is a characteristic of “false memories”.

There is no good reason to delay the confirmation process for  Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh .   If Ford wanted her allegation investigated she should have come forward at the start of the process.

Is Robert Mueller Covering Up Major Russian Espionage?

September 12, 2018

Robert Mueller and his staff may be covering up the biggest act of espionage in the United States since the acquisition of atomic secrets by the Russians at the start of the Cold War.  Mueller is supposed to be investigating what the Russian hackers called “Fancy Bear” did during the 2016 election.  However, he continues to ignore an Associated Press expose indicating Fancy Bear focused on non-partisan email users including defense industry employees and those in the intelligence community.  According to the AP,   Department of Justice employees were aware of  what Fancy Bear was doing, but didn’t warn those whose emails were being hacked.  .  Fancy Bear used access to the Democrats national committee emails as a cover story to hide what may have been the real reason for the operation from the meatheads at the Department of Justice (DOJ)..

The popular myth is that Fancy Bear was accessing the Democratic Party’s emails to help Russia influence the 2016 presidential election.  Russia couldn’t have used the Democratic national committee emails to influence the presidential election because the candidates’ organizations run the presidential campaigns — not the national party organizations.    It is unlikely Russia needed hackers to get the Democratic emails.   Russia almost certainly had an agent planted in the Democratic national organization who would have used a zip drive to copy emails along with general information  about party personnel and supporters. An agent in the organization can use conversations to obtain information that is never placed in the computer.  China and Israel also probably had agents in the Democrats organization.

It may come as a surprise to some politicians and journalists, but Americans and Russians and their allies have been spying on each other and attempting to influence political opinions in each other’s countries for 70 years.

It is time to recognize that Fancy Bear was conducting a major espionage operation rather than attempting to play politics.   I don’t know if the Justice Department’s Fancy Bear  collaborators  were just stupid or  the Russians paid them for their services.   Nor, do I know if Mueller and his staff are taking money from the Russians or they’re just trying to protect “dirty” DOJ employees and possibly former President Barack Obama.     Obama’s cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel has indicated Obama told DOJ employees not to stop the Russians.

It’s time for President Donald Trump to replace Mueller and his band of incompetents with investigators who  have never worked for the Department of Justice.   Their mission should be to identify and prosecute those who collaborated with the Russian hackers and to determine if the Russians were able to use the knowledge they obtained to access classified information or infiltrate corporate or government computers.

Even if personal emails didn’t contain classified information, they could have helped identify people who could be black mailed or be willing to accept bribes.   Emails could  have identified disgruntled employees who might welcome help to get even with an “unfair” employer.   A covert agent could get acquainted with the employee and then  tell the employee how he or someone he knew got even.

How Mark Felt and Leon Jaworski Helped the Commies

June 7, 2018

I don’t believe FBI Associate Director Mark Felt  and  Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski  deliberately set out to give “aid and comfort” to America’s communist enemies, but they couldn’t have done more to help the Soviet bloc countries if they had been leaders of American communists.   Their misuse of their  positions to undermine President Richard Nixon weakened the presidency and thus the ability of the United States to compete with the Soviet Bloc.

They took advantage of a botched CIA “black bag” operation to destroy Richard Nixon in spite of the fact that the United States was leading democratic nations in a long term conflict with an alliance of communist dictatorships.   The burglary fit a pattern of CIA/FBI operations later investigated by  Frank Church’s Senate Committee.  Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin in their book Silent Coup state that someone convinced  White House Counsel John Dean he should have CIA personnel investigate a claim about an acquaintance of his by breaking into the Democratic party headuarters.

The details about Watergate are not important.  What is important is that it was oneof many operations carried out by government agecies that included the bugging of Dr Martin Luther King .    The misuse of the incident to force Nixon out of office was a disaster for the United States that created opportunities for the Soviet Union and its allies   The Democratic Republic of Vietnam took advantage of the weakened United States  presidency to launch an invasion of South Vietnam that one or two B-52 raids could have ended.   The weakness of the United States  allowed Iranian students to take over the American embassy and the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan.

The strength of the United States depends upon the strength of its president.    Leon Jaworski’s over throw of Nixon was a disaster for the United States in domestic policy as well as in foreign policy. The country had economic troubles for a decade after the overthrow of  the Nixon administration.

The Ultimate John Kennedy Assassination Theory

May 28, 2018

For decades the debate over who killed President John F. Kennedy has involved one group who claims Lee Harvey Oswald did it and another blaming the CIA. They continue to ignore the possibility both claims are correct. The CIA is a spy organization. Some of its agents masquerade as supporters of the enemy so they can get inside enemy organizations.

Oswald could easily have been such a covert agent. If so he would have been a logical choice to kill Kennedy. The CIA might have hoped Oswald’s apparent support for Cuban President Fidel Castro would cause public opinion to demand retaliation against Castro. Oswald might have planned “to give into” expected intensive interrogation and say the Cuban government had told him to shoot Kennedy.

I don’t have any information that Oswald was or wasn’t associated with the CIA. Of course the CIA would never admit if he was with the CIA. His previous flirtations with Russia and Cuba might have been efforts to gain information for the CIA. The communists lack of interest in him could have indicated they were suspicious of his motives.

I have always been troubled by fact that someone with Oswald’s background was allowed to be where he was on that fateful day. The previous school year I had done a research paper on the Secret Service. My research indicated that the Secret Service would normally have prevented someone like Oswald from being in a building along the motorcade route.

One fact that wasn’t known to the public at the time was that one of the last actions taken by the CIA’s predecessor, the OSS, was the killing of General George Patton.

I have no interest in pursuing this theory further I’ll leave that decision up to those who are more familiar with the incident than I am.

Is the United States a Democracy or a Police State?

May 27, 2018

In a democracy elected officials control the police.. In a police state, the police can tell elected officials what to do. In a democracy elected officials can fire police leaders. In a police state police leaders cannot be fired by the officials the people have elected to supposedly run the government.

‘In a police state Gestapo like police may terrorize political figures by invading their homes in the middle of the night like Robert Mueller did to .Paul J. Manafort. In a police state KGB like police may plant spies in political organizations like the Department of Justice did to Donald Trump.

Those who talk about the rule of law sometimes forget the most important of our laws are devoted to preventing misuse of the police powers to harass and intimidate political figures. One of the most important of these protections is the requirement that those making accusations be identified so the accused can challenge the charges. The accused may know that the accuser is likely to lie. Basing an investigation of a political candidate on an anonymous source violates the spirit if not the letter of this constitutional protection.

The most important of our laws is the United States Constitution. Article 2 of the United States Constitution states: ” The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”

The Constitution does not allow sharing of power with the Attorney General, the FBI Director or any other law enforcement official. Article 2 prohibits any law enforcement official from interrogating a president or trying to indict one. Such an action would be equivalent to an attempt to overthrow the government. Allowing the sharing of power would take away the people’s power to control law enforcement,

Firing of Corrupt FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Long Overdue

March 19, 2018

2015 Hillary Clinton ally Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe helped finance the unsuccessful state senate campaign of Andrew McCabe’s wife.   After the election  FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe took over an investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of official emails  and not surprisingly decided that Clinton hadn’t done anything illegal.   McCabe also  pushed the stupid anti- Russia witch hunt which is actually helping Russia by discrediting American presidential elections

 

Is Robert Mueller Doing What President Putin Wants Done?

February 7, 2018

Is Robert Mueller Doing What President Putin Wants Done?

I’ve never given any serious consideration to the ridiculous claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin coordinated actions with Donald Trump’s organization to help Trump win the election. The scenario that proponents of this fantasy describe sounds too much like a possible plot for a Leslie Nielsen or Don Adams comedy spy movie.

Putin was with the KGB. There is no way he would have conducted such an amateurish operation if he had wanted to help Donald Trump win. He would not have had anyone who could have been identified as being associated with the Russian government contact the Trump campaign to coordinate activities.

I doubt that Putin would have wanted a strong willed leader like Trump running the United State. However, Putin might have had Russians contact members of Trump’s organization in the hopes stupid Americans would misinterpret the actions as involving Russian assistance to Trump and then possibly try to oust Trump.

Putin is likely aware of how much the assault on President Richard Nixon benefited the old Soviet Union. The removal of Nixon weakened the United States and created opportunities for the Soviet Union and its allies. North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam and the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Iraniian students overthrew the U.S. backed Shah of Iran and invaded the American embassy The Soviet Union then was able to develop a relationship with the former U. S. ally.

If what Putin would likely call the “American secret police” overthrows Trump, Putin could claim the action means the United States presidential elections are a farce He would say if Americans don’t vote or someone the secret police approve of the secret police will remove him.”

President Trump Should Fire Incompetent Mueller

December 6, 2017

Robert Mueller is supposed to be investigating Russian hackers who were spying on political emails during last year’s election, but reporters with the Associated Press are doing a better job than he is.

The AP reported last week that the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear was spying on more than just political emails and  FBI .leaders knew it.  The FBI failed to warn the vast majority of hackers’ targets that the Russians were reading their emails.   The FBI allowed the Russians to spy on the emails of   “the former head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Air Force. An ex-director at the National Security Council. A former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.”  Targets included a manager working on the stealth fighter program.

Meanwhile Mueller was getting Michael Flynn to admit he lied to the FBI about a legitimate meeting with the Russian ambassador that occurred after the election.   Having aides of the President-elect meet with foreign diplomats can prepare their government for any change in policy and help the incoming president avoid actions that might adversely affect relations between the countries.

The situation reminds me of an old Warner Brothers cartoon about a family of buzzards.  The mother sends her children out to bring back some fresh meat.   One brings back a horse.   Another brings a cow.  The younger one is shown flying along holding a bee in its talons and proudly singing: “‘I’m bringing home a baby bumble bee.   Won’t my mommy be so proud of me.”  Last week the AP brought back a whale and Robert Mueller brought back a baby bumble bee,

Mueller has spent millions on what would be called a dry hole in Texas oil country.   The  Associated Press has brought in a gusher.   The AP has discovered what may be the greatest act of espionage involving federal employees since the theft of atomic bomb secrets in the forties.

President Donald Trump should either replace Mueller’s team with people who have never worked for the Justice Department or drop the investigation

Do Roy Moore’s Accusers Have False Memories?

November 29, 2017

The human brain is an unreliable memory device.  It can forget events that happened and remember events that didn’t.

I don’t know  if the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by Ray Moore 40 years ago are true or not.   I do know that it is unlikely he would remember such casual affairs so many years in the past.  Many men would forget such affairs in weeks, if not days.   A young woman might consider an older man’s attention significant,  but to the older man the young woman is just another warm body who might be used and forgotten.

It is possible Moore doesn’t remember the incidents because they didn’t occur except in the brains of his accusers.  False memory can play a role in allegations of sexual abuse of young people.  Women and men sometimes falsely imagine they have had a  sexual relationship with someone that didn’t actually occur.   Talk show host David Letterman once had  a problem with a woman who thought she was his wife.   A  woman who was convinced she was married to singer Michael Jackson even challenged his will in court.

False memories in women can begin as sexual fantasies with “rape fantasies“.    Men sometimes misinterpret the concept as an indication that women want to be raped.    Such fantasies might be more accurately described as “action adventure” fantasies.    Males may fantasize about athletic achievements  or perhaps imagine themselves as someone like James Bond or Marshall  Matt Dillon.   Females seem less inclined to fantasize about being involved in sports or fighting evil doers which leaves contact with men as the potential subject of physical fantasies.

The accounts given by Moore’s accusers Leigh Corfman  .   and Beverly Young Nelson fit a pattern which could indicate they are fantasies.    The plots of each involve a dangerous encounter with an older man in which each accuser escapes without being raped.  Each is a damsel in distress who in effect rescues herself.

Memories can be affected by drug and alcohol abuse.    Leigh Corfman’s  use of drugs and   alcohol might have affected her memory of events from her youth to the extent that she might be  confusing
an old fantasy with an actual event.

Television  can also affect memories of past events.  Watching a program multiple times can lead to stronger memories of  an event depicted on the program regardless o whether the event is real or fictional.  Seeing a fictional event that is similar to an actual event or a fantasy event could result in the brain combining the events.  As I read Nelson account of what she believed happened to her I saw two brief images. One video segment  was a woman who seemed to be struggling.   The other was of a car leaving an area in a hurry.