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Landing the Big One

December 17th, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Politics is big business. And in the political consulting and voter analysis data there is no bigger quarry than Hillary.  Ken Vogel in Politico describes efforts by political consultants to land the great whale — Hillary Clinton — in order to capture the copious amounts of money she is certain to spend in trying to capture the presidency.

President Barack Obama’s team of 20-something data gurus gave him a major edge in 2008 and 2012 — and now they’re among the leading players in a quiet struggle for control of the Democratic data market in 2016.

The biggest prize, both symbolically and financially, is a spot on the growing team surrounding Obama’s 2008 rival: Hillary Clinton. …

The network of super PACs functioning as a sort of wink-and-nod Clinton campaign-in-waiting are at the center of the data tug of war. The hub, Ready for Hillary, is working on data initiatives that are unprecedented for a candidate-specific super PAC — let alone one planning for a presidential campaign that’s still two years off. Sources with knowledge of the initiatives describe them to POLITICO as:

1. A 50-state voter file that will merge granular historical data for every registered voter in the country with social media and email information being collected by Ready for Hillary. While the super PAC intends to deploy the new database as early as January to mobilize supporters, its real utility would come in building and executing a model of voter coalitions and messages to win a presidential campaign.

2. A direct mail program that would use Clinton’s likeness and testimonials from high-profile surrogates to raise cash and collect supporter data. It’s expected to launch sometime in the first quarter of 2014, say sources in Democratic direct mail circles.

Even today, whenever President Obama thinks of Big Data, he thinks “Big Votes”. Maybe he can’t help it. The Daily Mail reports that when the chief executive met with leaders of the tech industry yesterday to address their concerns about legal liabilities they might incur by cooperating with the NSA his thoughts turned to politics.

‘That wasn’t what we came for,’ a vice-president of a company whose CEO attended told MailOnline. ‘We really didn’t care for a PR pitch about how the administration is trying to salvage its internal health care tech nightmare.’

One executive said that meeting participants were dead-set against straying from the principal focus of the meeting – the uncomfortable and legally untenable position they are in when the National Security Agency demands access to their digital records.

The White House said in advance that the meeting would include a discussion of healthcare.gov, but the company executive said the only subject that mattered to the participants was the NSA.

‘He basically hijacked the meeting,’ the executive said. ‘We all told the White House that we were only there to talk about what the NSA was up to and how it affects us.’

It’s the Permanant Campaign, the By Any Means Necessary. It’s ask not what Obama can do for you but what you can do for Obama. In other words, it Washington DC. Jonah Goldberg complains that the president has already hijacked the insurance industry and turned it into giant vote buying machine for himself.

When will the insurers revolt? It’s a question that’s popping up more and more. …

Even an obedient dog will bite if you kick it enough. Since Obamacare’s passage, the administration has constantly moved the goalposts on the industry. For instance, when the small-business mandate proved problematic in an election year, the administration delayed it, putting its partisan political needs ahead of its own policy and the needs of the industry. …

Then, just last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that she was “urging” insurers to ignore both their contracts and the law and simply cover people on the honor system — as if they were enrolled and paid up.

She also wants doctors and hospitals to take patients, regardless of whether they are in a patients’ insurance network or even if the patient is properly insured at all. Just go ahead and extend the deadline for paying, she urged insurers; we’ll work out the paperwork later. …

When asked how he silenced opponents in the health industry during his successful effort to socialize medicine, Aneurin Bevan, creator of the British National Health Service, responded, “I stuffed their mouths with gold.”

He’s only just begun. There’s only one problem: Obama’s got gold? What Obama has plenty of is debt, the promise of gold, not quite the same thing. And there’s lots of people around thinking ‘when do I get the gold that’s promised me, when do I get some of the stash?’

Detroit is waiting for a bailout. Illinois’ Medicaid system is bankrupt and waiting for a bailout. California is hoping for a hand. “California and Illinois—which have already accumulated hundreds of billions of dollars in debt in their retiree pension and health care programs—will not be able to bailout these failed plans. These states will likely demand a federal bailout of their state pension plans, similar to the federal trust fund established to bailout failed private pension plans.” You would think that if there was any gold then these two states would have had it already.

That’s where Hillary comes in. She’s going to redeem president Obama’s promises with some of her own, provided he doesn’t succeed in issuing new promises to rescue the old ones.

Still hope springs eternal.  The political consultants wrangling for Hillary’s business are sharpening their harpoons to for the big IOU whale. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Clinton Backers Fan Out, Gird for Attacks: Groups Build Grass-Roots Network and Aim to Defend State Department Tenure”. The narrative they are preparing is that Clinton must be persuaded to return to the ring to save the country.

Mrs. Clinton hasn’t yet said whether she will seek office again. But the prospect of a Clinton campaign for the White House has spawned an advance guard of advocacy groups dedicated to protecting her image and beating back attacks from her political opponents.

The Ready for Hillary super PAC is trying to lure her into the race by gathering a list of supporters and assembling the sort of grass-roots network that her main primary opponent in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama, built more effectively than she did.

A group called Correct the Record said it would rebut Republican criticism of Mrs. Clinton, so that attacks on her record don’t go unanswered in the period before she might set up a formal campaign operation.

The Washington Times says “former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco.” Thar she blows boys, thar she blows.

If the frenzied efforts of political consultants to land her business is any indicator, there will be little difficulty “luring” her back into the race. She’ll be in the water thrashing with the best of them.  Although the public is told that politicians are selfless individuals whose only dream is to raise the unfortunate from hardship a few cynics beg to differ.  Newt Gingrich on ABC opined that the whales in the ocean are really thinking about themselves.

On Sunday’s ABC This Week telecast, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich squared off with former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich, who tried to blame the increase in poverty over the last five years on the GOP. “Here’s the baloney,” Gingrich fired back. “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city. Their policies have failed, they’re not willing to admit and the fact is it’s the poor who suffer from bad government.”

Who said the poor had anything to do with it? About all they’ll have to do with the Big Data is the robocall they’ll get over their Obamaphones. Push 1 if yes, push 2 if yes. And have a nice day. As for the money, what of it? It was always about the players, about Ahab and his obsession, to survive, to be the last consultant to the last candidate for the final dollar.

The drama’s done. Why then here does any one step forth?—Because one did survive the wreck.

Buoyed up by that coffin, for almost one whole day and night, I floated on a soft and dirgelike main. The unharming sharks, they glided by as if with padlocks on their mouths; the savage sea-hawks sailed with sheathed beaks. On the second day, a sail drew near, nearer, and picked me up at last. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.


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Sex, after the first flush of youth, while still nice, we don't jump into bed with every disease ridden partner available...I hope...most of us settle into a fruitful monogamous relationship and grow up.

The 20 somethings of 2008 will be 30 somethings in 2016.
Ilegante irse a casa

.. and a hellofa TIRED of living in mom and dad's basement, under-employed, and saddled with huge college debts by the progressive-left's educational system.

At some point, he 20 somethings of 2008 are going to get pissed, particularly if they pick up a history book and realize what it was like to live in the 1980's, with jobs and opportunities growing on trees.

My example:

After serving on active duty for four+ years, I came home to a mini-recession, and attempted to translate my college degree, military leadership, and logistics experience into a civilian career. After a rough start, I was interviewing 3x a day, 5 days a week, and was working 16-18 hours a day for two months to get that first job. Eventually, I turned to a Systems Engineering development program at a top consulting company, taking a huge step back in pay (not to mention prestige). The point to take away here was not my struggles, which were relatively normal, but the fact that the interviews were even there and available, in a recession! Today's young twenty-somethings have neither the interviews NOR the corporate development programs of the Reagan days. (They have other advantages birthed by network technologies, to be sure, but they don't have the same commercial opportunities.)

Fast forward two years. I was stuck at my first company in projectable for to six year rut, but had marketable skills, plus a desire to return to my home state. I flew home, took six interviews, received four offers (and later a fifth), took one, and moved. The company counter-offered a 36% increase, but the company that hired me had offered a 57% increase which I had accepted and felt honor bound to follow-through with, which brought be back up to the salary I had when I left the Navy as a Lieutenant.

Fast forward six months. A fifth offer from my original interviews came through, which was essentially a 200% increase over my original baseline with the first company. The location change from East L.A. to San Diego, along with the money, was irresistible.

Six months later, we were moving into an 1800 sq foot new home, with one baby in hand and one more on the way. In the space of TWO YEARS, we went from newly married, flat broke, living in one-third of a run down house, working 80-90 hour weeks for just over minimum wage, to solidly middle class, a wife and (almost) two kids, moving into a new home. We were heavily mortgaged, to be sure, but our future was bright. I have a photograph somewhere, which I don't really need because the image is forever burned into my minds eye, of my young, newly immigrated and pregnant Filipina wife, sitting on the stairs of house under construction, smiling a smile of wonderment and happiness. The Lord was good to us.

That change happened in TWO YEARS time, to really, just an average guy. THAT future is what the twenty-somethings are missing. THAT future is what Obama and his Democrat socialists have stolen from today's generation.

They're going to be pissed, really, really pissed, pretty damn soon, when they understand the truth. Particularly so, when you add in the huge tax burden that Democrats have added to their future, for the rest of their lives, due to the last five year spending binge.
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CEOs of Silicon Valley aren't Libertarians. They are crony capitalists who are part of the Democratic Party Nomenklatura. The hacker culture that you speak of is not Libertarian, well neither are today's faux Libertarians, they are Social Revolutionaries who stand to the left the Progressive Party.
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"...an advance guard of advocacy groups dedicated to protecting her image and beating back attacks from her political opponents."

Ready to deploy. This writes itself and is ready for "Downfall" editing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

Hillary has paid lackeys but no one who has met her likes her. Even Obama has more social grace, and that is not saying much. Bill Clinton benefited from the sympathy some felt for him in having to put up with her.
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How many times have we read about the stock market crash of October '29 that despairing stock brokers decelerated abruptly upon encountering the pavement after learning their personal fortunes had suddenly evaporated between morning coffee and lunchtime martinis, when they leapt from a high place?

It's sounding increasingly likely that there will be great disappointment, whosoever becomes the candidate of either party. Even more acute despondency at the election outcome.

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http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2013/12/ex-bp_engineer_verdict_jury_te.html#incart_river

"A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was acquitted of a second charge.

A federal jury deliberated for more than nine hours since hearing closing arguments Monday before reaching a verdict on Kurt Mix's case. The count of obstruction of justice carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Mix will be released on his present bond, and sentencing is scheduled for March 26.

Mix hugged his friends and family members in the courtroom before leaving hurriedly, getting on an elevator and leaving the courthouse.

"I'm only going to speak through counsel," he said to Associated Press questions.

Trailing behind her brother in the courthouse lobby, Bridget Mix called the verdict "just unbelievable."

"You can't wrap your head around any of it," she said.


Proverbs 19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will not escape.

Now, it is God's turn to hold up His end of the Great Commandment.

FREE KURT MIX!
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NOAA internal "leak rate guesstimate' from the BP trial dated April 25, 2010

http://www.mdl2179trialdocs.com/releases/release201309301410001/TREX-144811.pdf

6,000 barrels per day
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http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/01/bp_email_hushed_oil_spill_rate.html

"The April 22 email from Rob Marshall, BP's subsea manager for the Gulf of Mexico, to deepwater project manager Gary Imm and corporate vice president Jonathan Sprague is an exhibit in the massive oil spill litigation slated for trial Feb. 27.

Marshall advised Imm and Sprague that an expert named Alistair Johnston had a new model for how much oil might be spewing from the wellhead a mile below the surface and 50 miles from the Mississippi River delta. Johnston's new estimate, Marshall wrote, was 82,000 barrels a day if the well has an open hole.

The response from Imm suggests that BP and the Coast Guard were already butting heads over how much oil was coming out of the busted well -- and that 82,000 barrels a day wasn't a number BP wanted anyone to hear.

"A number of people have been looking at this and we already have had difficult discussions with the USCG (Coast Guard) on the numbers," Imm wrote back to Marshall and Sprague. "Please tell Alistair not to communicate to anyone on this."

"Yes, he knows about confidentiality," Marshall responded.

BP declined to comment Friday.

As it turned out, the hole was not unobstructed. A massive stack of valves and pistons blocked some of the flow and response teams later found the crude coming out of three leaks in the pipes that emanated from the wellhead.

Months later, after much wrangling and analysis, government scientists determined the oil actually was shooting out at a rate 62,000 barrels a day on April 22.
36 weeks ago
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Sex, after the first flush of youth, while still nice, we don't jump into bed with every disease ridden partner available...I hope...most of us settle into a fruitful monogamous relationship and grow up.

The 20 somethings of 2008 will be 30 somethings in 2016.
Ilegante irse a casa

.. and a hellofa TIRED of living in mom and dad's basement, under-employed, and saddled with huge college debts by the progressive-left's educational system.

At some point, he 20 somethings of 2008 are going to get pissed, particularly if they pick up a history book and realize what it was like to live in the 1980's, with jobs and opportunities growing on trees.

My example:

After serving on active duty for four+ years, I came home to a mini-recession, and attempted to translate my college degree, military leadership, and logistics experience into a civilian career. After a rough start, I was interviewing 3x a day, 5 days a week, and was working 16-18 hours a day for two months to get that first job. Eventually, I turned to a Systems Engineering development program at a top consulting company, taking a huge step back in pay (not to mention prestige). The point to take away here was not my struggles, which were relatively normal, but the fact that the interviews were even there and available, in a recession! Today's young twenty-somethings have neither the interviews NOR the corporate development programs of the Reagan days. (They have other advantages birthed by network technologies, to be sure, but they don't have the same commercial opportunities.)

Fast forward two years. I was stuck at my first company in projectable for to six year rut, but had marketable skills, plus a desire to return to my home state. I flew home, took six interviews, received four offers (and later a fifth), took one, and moved. The company counter-offered a 36% increase, but the company that hired me had offered a 57% increase which I had accepted and felt honor bound to follow-through with, which brought be back up to the salary I had when I left the Navy as a Lieutenant.

Fast forward six months. A fifth offer from my original interviews came through, which was essentially a 200% increase over my original baseline with the first company. The location change from East L.A. to San Diego, along with the money, was irresistible.

Six months later, we were moving into an 1800 sq foot new home, with one baby in hand and one more on the way. In the space of TWO YEARS, we went from newly married, flat broke, living in one-third of a run down house, working 80-90 hour weeks for just over minimum wage, to solidly middle class, a wife and (almost) two kids, moving into a new home. We were heavily mortgaged, to be sure, but our future was bright. I have a photograph somewhere, which I don't really need because the image is forever burned into my minds eye, of my young, newly immigrated and pregnant Filipina wife, sitting on the stairs of house under construction, smiling a smile of wonderment and happiness. The Lord was good to us.

That change happened in TWO YEARS time, to really, just an average guy. THAT future is what the twenty-somethings are missing. THAT future is what Obama and his Democrat socialists have stolen from today's generation.

They're going to be pissed, really, really pissed, pretty damn soon, when they understand the truth. Particularly so, when you add in the huge tax burden that Democrats have added to their future, for the rest of their lives, due to the last five year spending binge.
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My math was off a year. I was at my first job two years. It was a total of three years from the exit of Active Duty, to my 3rd job, first house, and wife and two kids. Still, in retrospect, that was darn quick. It wouldn't have happened had I not had the courage to leave my first job, and truth be told, if I were facing theh economic environment of today, I wouldn't have made that job change. So, the US economy (a) impedes young college grads from getting their first job, (b) keeps them stagnant in their careers too long while the world advances without the, and (c) depresses their salary growth opportunities. Fewer jobs = less competition for resources, and career stagnation. Abundant jobs = greater competition for resources, greater corporate investment in career education, and rapid salary growth.

The kids today are just being screwed, and that damage will throw their career growth off an entire decade. EVEN IF kids that graduated in 2006-2013 saw the return of a "normal" economy, they are years behind. They have to compete against new graduates and folks like myself, who should be thinking about retirement but will probably work an extra decade longer.

As I said in my opening statement, by the time these kids reach age 30, they're going to be seriously pissed at what the current governing generation has saddled them with and robbed them of.
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Thank you for the eloquent story. I will try to share that with my students. I don't like to Make people angry. But if they are suffering, it seems right to direct their attention correctly to the actual source of their torment.
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Dear OldSalt,

"That change happened in TWO YEARS time, to really, just an average guy. THAT future is what the twenty-somethings are missing. THAT future is what Obama and his Democrat socialists have stolen from today's generation."

Thank you for this. I have to say, if it were merely the Obamabots drinking the koolaid about this wonderful economic recovery, we wouldn't be half as bad in the shape we're in. What's more naseauting is to see REPUBLICANS especially at places like the Naval War College with theiry cushy GS salaries insist the whole Millennial generation with the exception of a few super geniuses who smiled for the CBS cameras at the NSA is spoiled and entitled and should 'Get off their lawn'. Um, what? You are the people who shill for the people who've guaran-damn-teed we aren't even close to seeing the kind of job market that existed in the 80s, much less the 90s or even early 2000s.

But don't worry -- the Naval War College #TeamNSA guys will get their comeuppance, when the NSA's illegal gun registry gets exposed or when their NSA talking points get aired in front of the whole world.

As for Herman Cain -- he already got his too.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/conservative-to-unemployed-people-blame-yourselves/
36 weeks ago
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Well southern california is not the place to go for someone just starting out.

But a 20 something can sure make six figures today with not much more going for him than a steady pulse and a willingness to work in parts of Texas and other oil patch states.
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When I was on active duty in Los Angeles in the early 1980's I received two unsolicited job "offers", one from an insurance company with which I did not even have a policy, the other from a "headhunter" working for an unspecified principle that had a job with me in mind. The insurance company contacted me because they had a policy of hiring military officers whenever possible. I don't know who the other outfit was, but I had got their attention for some reason; maybe it was revenge, for all I know.

Note that the US military is downsizing and there will be captains and majors with real experience looking for jobs. How will the generic 20-somethings stack up against those ex-military in the job market? Not too well, I think.

A recent study involving 20 economists showed that "only" 40% thought that Obamacare would have a negative impact on hiring but none of them thought it would have the positive effect the Admin claims.

Bottom line: The 20-something job market is about to get even worse.
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The Democrats have a problem. After Obama and Hillary, who is their next likely and/or credible candidate? Is there a Democrat governor with a record of success and leadership out there? I saw a headline today that noted that California Governor Jerry Brown's supporters are pushing him forward, at age 75 and with tons of political "failure" baggage.

For 20 years, anything useful or good that has happened in government has happened at the state and local level, primarily in "RED" states lead by GOP Major's, County Supervisors, and Governors. That has developed a deep bench for the GOP, and Gov Christie is not even in the "deep" part of that bench.

The Democrats have nothing like it. The reason Obama handily beat Hillary was in part, he was the only young, good looking and properly "ethnic" candidate the Democrats had put forward in years. It wasn't just the country that was ready for "hope and change. The Democrat party was STARVING for it. Obama won because Hillary was, and remains significant only because she's the former First Lady of a popular Democrat President. While she's pushed all the right buttons, i.e. former Senator and Secretary of State, she's ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING of note, unless one counts the Benghazi scandal.

Sadly, the only weaker candidates running in 2008 and 2012 than Hillary were a pair of RINO's, but even they had a far more significant record of life accomplishment than she. I think McCain and Romney lacked the skills to lead and were wrong on core issues important to their own constitutes. The way to win public office is not to divide and conquer within your own party, yet that was the course they both set. Silly. Sad.

Long term, however, I don't see any viable candidates on the Democrat bench. That Obama, a life-long political activist of no accomplishments was the best of the Democrats, tells much. Now, he's saddled the "next Democrat" with a near impossible legacy to overcome. In fair and free elections, the Democrats have no chance in 2014 and 2016.
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New York's Cuomo comes to mind.

As for "For 20 years, anything useful or good that has happened in government has happened at the state and local level, primarily in "RED" states lead by GOP Major's, County Supervisors, and Governors." that's true but irrelevant for those who voted for Obama, as his election proves that what counts for those voters is politically correct intentions NOT mere competence. Those voters have swallowed the left's kool-aid that claims that any and all problems are the result of the right's obstructionism in trying to maintain an inherently racist and unjust system.

What many on the right fail to grasp is that elected democrats don't care that they haven't a valid factual leg to stand on, all they care about is winning elections and advancing their agenda and, they are willing to lie, cheat, steal and use any means necessary to win and advance their agenda. So 'preaching to the choir' means nothing to them, only winning at any cost.
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Oh. You did mention fair and free elections. Oh, well.
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He did. Funny isn't it?
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Back to the data dudes supporting Dems.

One of the biggest failings of the criminal class (i.e. thieves etc.) is that having planned a successful grab, they assume they are more brilliant than others and REPEAT THEMSELVES. Cop shows call this an MO. Once there is a pattern there is an ability to anticipate.

Are Dems the only people who have access to data? Right here at BC we seem to have a large number of data dudes who are less than liberal, by a lot, and well over 20.

Sex, after the first flush of youth, while still nice, we don't jump into bed with every disease ridden partner available...I hope...most of us settle into a fruitful monogamous relationship and grow up.

The 20 somethings of 2008 will be 30 somethings in 2016.

And you know what happens when your over 30.
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The other failure point for criminals is they (the 'Good' professional ones) spent mountains of time and effort planning every detail and every nuance of the caper. But never spend one second planning for what happens next. Like next week. Or next month. That's where the cops catch them, doing something stupid after the fact. It's as if once they have the Booty they have no idea what to do with it. Sorta reminds me of a certain Presidential campaign.
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"Call me Ishmael and hand me the gaffe."

Gonna need a spear to land these two "great whites"-http://www.politicaldog101.com/2011/02/21/bill-and-hillary-clinton-dancing-on-the-beach/
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I was scrolling down to see if anybody else on the thread had the same initial thought that I did. I should have known that the BC crowd would have the waterfront covered quickly.
36 weeks ago
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Not a spear, a HARPOON.

An RGM-84 ought to be enough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpoon_(missile)
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I don't know if Hillary can save the country, but I'm not very worried that she will succeed. ;-)
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The CEOs have disgraced themselves by voluntarily meeting with this buffoon. As Silicon Valley CEOs, they should have been true to their libertarian hacker culture and told Commandante Zero to abolish most of the government.
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CEOs of Silicon Valley aren't Libertarians. They are crony capitalists who are part of the Democratic Party Nomenklatura. The hacker culture that you speak of is not Libertarian, well neither are today's faux Libertarians, they are Social Revolutionaries who stand to the left the Progressive Party.
36 weeks ago
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Anarcho-Syndicalists

The worst of both worlds.
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or fascist technocrats with a nasty case of god complex.
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Someone needs to ask Hillary why her State Dept was unable to provide either the requested additional security forces or an old C-47 aircraft for the Bengahzi office but was able to pay $600K to increase the agency's "Likes" on Facebook.

If they had simply ensured that the C-47 was in the "Puff" configuration they could have handled both those requirements in one swell foop.
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"...an advance guard of advocacy groups dedicated to protecting her image and beating back attacks from her political opponents."

Ready to deploy. This writes itself and is ready for "Downfall" editing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

Hillary has paid lackeys but no one who has met her likes her. Even Obama has more social grace, and that is not saying much. Bill Clinton benefited from the sympathy some felt for him in having to put up with her.
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