The Last Tinfoil Hat Tuesday Post Before Election Day


This one’s a doozy!

FBI’s Comey opposed naming Russians, citing election timing: Source

FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the United States government to name Russia as meddling in the U.S. election and ultimately ensured that the FBI’s name was not on the document that the U.S. government put out, a former bureau official tells CNBC.

The official said some government insiders are perplexed as to why Comey would have election timing concerns with the Russian disclosure but not with the Huma Abedin email discovery disclosure he made Friday.

In the end, the Department of Homeland Security and The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued the statement on Oct. 7, saying: “The U.S. intelligence community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations. … These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”

The Hillary campaign is pimping the story that Comey is covering up a Putin connection to the Trump campaign.

FBI Making Inquiry Into Ex-Trump Campaign Manager’s Foreign Ties

The FBI has been conducting a preliminary inquiry into Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s foreign business connections, law enforcement and intelligence sources told NBC News Monday.

Word of the inquiry, which has not blossomed into a full-blown criminal investigation, comes just days after FBI Director James Comey’s disclosure that his agency is examining a new batch of emails connected to an aide to Hillary Clinton.

And it comes a day after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid criticized Comey’s revelation and asserted that Comey possesses “explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.”

The FBI did not comment. Manafort told NBC News “none of it is true … There’s no investigation going on by the FBI that I’m aware of.” He said he had never had ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, or had dealings with Putin and his government. He said any suggestion of such ties was “Democratic propaganda.”

“This is all political propaganda, meant to deflect,” he said.

NBC News reported in August that Manafort was a key player in multi-million-dollar business propositions with Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs — one of them a close Putin ally with alleged ties to organized crime — which foreign policy experts said raised questions about the pro-Russian bent of the Trump candidacy.

Oh my!

Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?

he greatest miracle of the internet is that it exists—the second greatest is that it persists. Every so often we’re reminded that bad actors wield great skill and have little conscience about the harm they inflict on the world’s digital nervous system. They invent viruses, botnets, and sundry species of malware. There’s good money to be made deflecting these incursions. But a small, tightly knit community of computer scientists who pursue such work—some at cybersecurity firms, some in academia, some with close ties to three-letter federal agencies—is also spurred by a sense of shared idealism and considers itself the benevolent posse that chases off the rogues and rogue states that try to purloin sensitive data and infect the internet with their bugs. “We’re the Union of Concerned Nerds,” in the wry formulation of the Indiana University computer scientist L. Jean Camp.

In late spring, this community of malware hunters placed itself in a high state of alarm. Word arrived that Russian hackers had infiltrated the servers of the Democratic National Committee, an attack persuasively detailed by the respected cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. The computer scientists posited a logical hypothesis, which they set out to rigorously test: If the Russians were worming their way into the DNC, they might very well be attacking other entities central to the presidential campaign, including Donald Trump’s many servers. “We wanted to help defend both campaigns, because we wanted to preserve the integrity of the election,” says one of the academics, who works at a university that asked him not to speak with reporters because of the sensitive nature of his work.

Hunting for malware requires highly specialized knowledge of the intricacies of the domain name system—the protocol that allows us to type email addresses and website names to initiate communication. DNS enables our words to set in motion a chain of connections between servers, which in turn delivers the results we desire. Before a mail server can deliver a message to another mail server, it has to look up its IP address using the DNS. Computer scientists have built a set of massive DNS databases, which provide fragmentary histories of communications flows, in part to create an archive of malware: a kind of catalog of the tricks bad actors have tried to pull, which often involve masquerading as legitimate actors. These databases can give a useful, though far from comprehensive, snapshot of traffic across the internet. Some of the most trusted DNS specialists—an elite group of malware hunters, who work for private contractors—have access to nearly comprehensive logs of communication between servers. They work in close concert with internet service providers, the networks through which most of us connect to the internet, and the ones that are most vulnerable to massive attacks. To extend the traffic metaphor, these scientists have cameras posted on the internet’s stoplights and overpasses. They are entrusted with something close to a complete record of all the servers of the world connecting with one another.

In late July, one of these scientists—who asked to be referred to as Tea Leaves, a pseudonym that would protect his relationship with the networks and banks that employ him to sift their data—found what looked like malware emanating from Russia. The destination domain had Trump in its name, which of course attracted Tea Leaves’ attention. But his discovery of the data was pure happenstance—a surprising needle in a large haystack of DNS lookups on his screen. “I have an outlier here that connects to Russia in a strange way,” he wrote in his notes. He couldn’t quite figure it out at first. But what he saw was a bank in Moscow that kept irregularly pinging a server registered to the Trump Organization on Fifth Avenue.

More data was needed, so he began carefully keeping logs of the Trump server’s DNS activity. As he collected the logs, he would circulate them in periodic batches to colleagues in the cybersecurity world. Six of them began scrutinizing them for clues.

Secret servers? Who would do such a thing?

Only one problem:

Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia

For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank.

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

Hillary Clinton’s supporters, angry over what they regard as a lack of scrutiny of Mr. Trump by law enforcement officials, pushed for these investigations. In recent days they have also demanded that James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I., discuss them publicly, as he did last week when he announced that a new batch of emails possibly connected to Mrs. Clinton had been discovered.

I love the smell of desperation in the morning. It smells like . . . victory.


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165 Responses to The Last Tinfoil Hat Tuesday Post Before Election Day

  1. I think we can safely assume that this is Hillary’s last best shot. If she had anything else she would have used it.

  2. Dora says:

    Wow! Chris sounds as if he’s jumped onto the Trump Train. Good for him! 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m going to speculate Matthews has seen some “real polls”.

      • Lulu says:

        Or somebody told him about them. The tipping point was Friday and it takes a few days for the oblivious to feel the punch in the head. The DC bubble has been breached. The Dems are not showing up to vote. Bernie-bots, minorities, young people have other stuff to do than vote for Old Crooked Hillary. The pitiful “rallies” tell the story in videos. Soon the story will be “She’s so brave! She just fights on and on. She loves children. It’s for the kids!” Barf.

    • kanaughty says:

      Whoa is this his twin cause this doesn’5 sound like the tingles we’ve known for years.

      • Tweety is crazy, but nobody ever said he was stupid.

        Okay, lots of people have said he was stupid, but there must be a reason he makes so much money.

        • elliesmom says:

          I got into a fun conversation about the election at a local pub yesterday. The consensus at the bar is the ship is sinking, and some of the rats are abandoning quickly. The folks were laughing over which rats are grabbing the lifeboats, which ones will find themselves scurrying for anything they can find to grab onto after all the boats are full, and which ones will bravely go down with ship. Only to find out the Captain commandeered one of the biggest lifeboats for herself.

  3. swanspirit says:

    Don’t need tinfoil for this one, just the right connections. One of the better pieces of writing I have come across in a while.

    The class to which I refer is not rising in angry protest; they are by and large pretty satisfied, pretty contented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Virginia to see what the members of this class looks like or how they live; on the contrary, they are the ones for whom such stories are written. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-over TV mountebank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they happen to be excellent.

    They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party. They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning. They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

    • jeffhas says:

      So beautiful… So enlightening… So ignored by any mass media in the US.

      I hope these people rot with some horrible Dem cancer that only attacks those in ‘the network’. Please let there be a cruel justice for these tribal miscreants.

      • Lulu says:

        They are our “inferiors”. Convinced of their talent, ability, and connections they were born to rule as flunkies, ass-kissers, and writers of useless papers that no one reads or apparatchiks described in the Hillary emails as needing a paycheck for nebulous past services to various “causes”. They beg, wheedle, tattle, gossip, eat Podesta’s shitty risotto while licking his feet. Do-nothings, space wasters, parasites, the elite’s dumb extra kids who can’t find a slot on Wall St or in a NGO paid for by grandpa. They marry each other and produce another generation of the same.

    • taw46 says:

      That article is good. And not one I would expect from The Guardian. But I read some of the comments and that was depressing. More than a few expect that is how the world always operates and they don’t seem to be outraged about it. In fact, they say they will still vote for Hillary.

  4. Kill the messenger!

  5. Dora says:

    She’s got a way of angering me that no one else has and it’s making me sick! Now she is planning fireworks over the Hudson.

    Can this be a dirty trick? Once she and her party start celebrating her victory – even before the election is over on the west coast – does she think the country will forget that there is another candidate?

    I despise this woman!


    Hillary already planning her giant victory celebration

    Law-enforcement officials and the FDNY have been told to prepare for a barge-launched pyrotechnic display off of Manhattan’s Javits Center, where Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will join their supporters for the Nov. 8 vote count, sources said.

    The aerial detonations would last for two minutes, with the triumphal celebration permitted to start as early as 9:30 p.m. ­ a mere half-hour after the polls close in New York, sources said.

    • Lulu says:

      They obviously haven’t accepted that Hill is road kill yet.

    • votermom says:

      Probably already over-paid for the fireworks, no refunds.

      • Lulu says:

        Hillary has to keep up the pretenses while shit is exploding around her. If she doesn’t she will win maybe three states. This is brazening it out like when the groom runs off and the bride’s family still has the reception with lots of booze.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Prolly 20 Million fireworks contract to Clinton Pyrotechnics, LLC, a vendor for Clinton Foundation.

    • lateblum says:

      I so hope there is a way to shove that “barge-launched pyrotechnic display” up the asses of the various asshats who have planned this display of hubris, stupidity or sheer ignorance, and who think they can now demonstrate to us Deplorables how much better and smarter they are.

    • Ann says:

      Law-enforcement officials and the FDNY have been told to prepare for a barge-launched pyrotechnic display off of Manhattan’s Javits Center, where Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will join their supporters for the Nov. 8 vote count, sources said.

      Have been told to prepare for…

      So they don’t need permits for that either?

  6. Lulu says:

    Loretta tried to obstruct justice. Again. For the umpteenth time.
    MY TINFOIL HAT is telling me the the cheating to drag Hillary’s ass over the finish line would have to be so massive, and thus so dangerous that doing it and facing jail and a big fat mess is not worth the risk. Huma’s dumbassery is the final straw. For some reason the dopey and slow to catch on Loretta and her henchmen at the DOJ were the last to pick up on this. The WH. DNC, Clintons, agit-media, Comey, et al were willing to brazen it out until 650,000 emails hoovered up by Huma. The investigators already had their eye on her for being a mole doing this kind of shit.

    There is absolutely no reason for flunky Huma to have EVER had access to every damn thing in the State Dept, Clinton Foundation, DNC and whatever else is on that laptop. No reason. Print them out at home!?! In a shithole NYC apartment housing a kid and a perv? The State Dept doesn’t have staff or photocopiers? And why a hardcopy? No reason. None. She ran Hillary’s record management system? Why? My immediate suspensions are creeping out in other people too. And it leaped into the NYPD and FBI’s brain first. Huma was giving this to someone else (hardcopies not traceable) either for ideology or money. With or without Hillary’s consent. It doesn’t matter which. Huma is a money grubber and wants to be paid from multiple sources all the time. If the NYPD has a laptop they have their financial records too. This is about something the WH, DOJ, etc cannot brazen out and Huma is a tech illiterate dumbass won’t cut.

  7. votermom says:

    News you can’t use.
    Did you know there’s a mango named after Tim Tebow?

  8. votermom says:

  9. swanspirit says:

    For the past all hope of sanity cray cray, you have to turn to the big buffoon himself , John Cole

    Given the disclosures today about Trump and the Russian server and the bombshell that the Russians were allegedly attempting to recruit Trump for five years, what if Comey found out a while back that this was happening, but wanted to hold it close to vest so as not to endanger the investigation. Then when they found out, they desperately wanted to inform the public, but were afraid if they came forward with this info, it would play into Trump’s spiel about rigged elections. Simultaneously, Comey knows he has a lot of rogue agents who are leaking crap about the Clintons at every time, and for obvious reasons, he wants to get rid of them.

    The next best way to do this would be to first leak the nothing burger about emails neither wrote nor received, knowing full well it will be quickly refuted, then track who knows what and was involved and you could follow the leaks and find out who the disloyal and rogue agents are. Then, you could coordinate the planned leaks about Trump and the Russians for maximum damage, and no one can claim the election is rigged, because if it was ok for Clinton it is ok for Trump.

    • elliesmom says:

      So the country’s most famous ardent capitalist is a Russian operative? Recruited to run for President by the Russians to take the US down? I’d believe Obama was the Manchurian Candidate more.

    • It occurs to me that Pittsburgh and WV are not that far apart.

      A lot of people are scratching their heads about why Comey sent that letter, a letter that will live in Infamy, 10 days before the most important election of our lifetimes. The email thing is so outrageous. Just think about it. There’s no evidence that Hillary sent or received this email on her personal server. There’s no indication that the FBI found any classified material, which would be the only possible reason I can think of why they want to sift through hundreds of thousands of email.
      There’s no suggestion that Hillary did anything criminal.
      By the way, how is she supposed to pick a cabinet if each one of her choices is going to be subjected to this lunacy? How about her friends and acquaintances? Heck, she’s sent me a TON of email. Is my laptop next?
      Anyway, Harry Reid said today that Comey had investigated and found that Russia is trying to influence our election and he refused to announce that becauussse…
      He didn’t want to make an announcement on that so close to the election.
      So, why write this vague and disturbing email letter to make Clinton look bad but hold back on the Russian Connection to the Trump campaign?
      I’m sure it must be obvious by now.
      Think back about a week ago. The Hillary supporters were shaking their geritol bottles a little too noisily because the polls put Hillary up to 14 points ahead of her opponent. I had to warn off some giddy twitter friends because we don’t want to look too confident or voters will stay home.
      But more than that, it looked like the Democrats could take the Senate AND the House. I know, right? That prospect was making even me a little faint.
      You can bet that Paul Ryan and what’s his face Chaffetz were none too pleased by that. And think of the conservative FBI agents who have an interest in preserving the status quo in Congress. They think Republicans are law and order types.
      Stop laughing. I’m serious.
      The Republicans looked at the lead she had and saw their date with destiny. If she had all three branches, well, she could just pitch that incremental shit and go for the full Scandanavian reconstruction of the American economy and society.
      Imagine a country where family leave is fully paid for 6 months, where all children no matter their color or background start life sleeping in the American version of Finnish Baby Boxes. Imagine a country where all citizens have access to Medicare, where genuinely highly skilled immigrants get a green card to keep wages high and where billionaires pay taxes for really reelz.
      That must have given Republicans an existential moment.
      I’m not sure what kind of pressure they applied to get Comey to write that letter but it must have been intense.
      Whatever it was, I hope Comey and his squad of Eliot Ness wannabes (yeah, yeah, Ness was treasury. So what) have been rewriting their CVs. I’m betting that Obama is going to clean house on 11/9.
      Yeah, let’s watch the Republican melt down during the lame duck session about the rout of the FBI. Get your tiny violins.
      In other news, Democrats are flocking to the polls like gangbusters in Austin, Texas and elsewhere around the country. So, this ill conceived email bomb might be a squib.
      What will Donald do? He’s going to have to double down. It’s not over yet and I have a feeling that if psyching is out doesn’t work, they might have to break out the thuggery.
      Hold hands, stay out of dark alleys and vote together. We’re almost there.

  10. Venus says:

    People are so stupid they don’t understand that “secret” is only a problem when you are in government? SMH

    Our inferiors are running the government and the MSM. They are too dumb to know when the jig is up.

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  12. lateblum says:

    Also, before I go to my dental appt, I wanted to encourage everyone to watch FBN. They’ve been on fire this morning.

    • lateblum says:

      I’ll have to see whether my dentist and his staff still support Trump. I haven’t been there for 6 months. Perhaps some have changed their minds. My dentist is gay, 2of his staff are from other countries and are naturalized citizens. Another is a 30-something.

  13. cynic says:

    I drove to the next town over yesterday. I saw many signs for the local elections. I saw two Hillary 4 Prison signs, no Hillary/Pence ones. Saw 3 rather large Trump/Pence signs.

    One added note, I didn’t see a single sign for the Senate candidates Kirk or Duckworth. Come to think of it, I don’t think I saw a sign in our town for either one!

    • lateblum says:

      In our town’s online newsletter, there is a report that a Trump lawn sign was burned last night. It was probably the only one in town. I’ve seen only 3 Kirk signs and as usual, there is an overload of Duckworth signs as well as Schakowsky signs near me. But then, Schakowsky lives in the ‘hood.
      However, I drove into northern suburbs over the weekend. I saw myriad of Rep signs….. except for Trump. I think people don’t want others to know who they support for POTUS if it isn’t HRC.

    • I would not put a Trump sign in front of my house or a Trump sticker on my car. Shit is just too crazy these days.

      Maybe if I was 20 years younger . . .

    • Ann says:

      Driving about my purple NYS suburb today and yesterday…

      Up to 3 Hillary signs, but the original one (it was only this one Hillary sign in the whole area for 3 months) is now gone. LOL
      2 Gary Johnson signs!!
      A hundred bazillion Trump signs. Seriously, they are everywhere.
      Nada on Jill Stein

  14. mothy67 says:

    I am hungover thinking about the democratic playbook. I am floored by the travesty of a campaign. Can they actually be that bad? Looking at this season as a gay man the whole thing feels rather gay. Trump is an over the top character with a heart of gold. Hillary is cold. Media is gay. Cooper/Maddow/ Shepherd David Muir is soon to follow. Peter Thiel took center stage at RNC and then there is the inimitable Milo. He is visiting colleges on a Dangerous F a g got tour supporting the Republican nominee. Imagine all that a few years ago. I had rough go decades ago had I been normalI’d have had a normal life. I was a freak always outside. You look in. I have been given yuuge opportunities. Moved to NYC alone no job a few hundred. AIDS was death then. I had open heart so rather cautious about touch. Early nineties was bad. Seemed like a new death every day. I think in some ways the cruel disease forced people to acknowledge lovedvones for who they were. Prior years people looked the other way. Then it became stand by you or death.
    Thing for me is I loved being non main stream. I had fun. NY, London, Paris. Today everbody knows someone gay. It’s a different world. Hillary chose Mook and has the queer news triumvirate backing her. So dull. Donald has Milo and Theil.

  15. DandyTIger says:

    For some reason progressives seem to be really upset today. LOL

    • Anthony says:

      Hey – check your email re this coming Sunday 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      At a blog where a lot of us enjoyed the discussion in 2008, the blog hostess had to remind her guests who are mostly lawyers not to libel Trump. She scrubbed a lot of anti-Trump comments because she didn’t want to be held accountable. I admit it made me laugh.

  16. Anthony says:

    Seen over lower Manhattan last night…

  17. Lulu says:

    One of the biggest Obama fluffers of all time, A. B. Stoddard, formerly of The Hill, is announcing/signalling for the WH it is ok to abandon Hillary. “James Comey now tops Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange as the Hillary-harmer-in-chief, but the truth is Hillary Clinton’s once strong lead in the presidential race started shrinking before the Friday afternoon massacre, as the former secretary of state’s jaw-dropping misdeeds had caught up with her via Assange’s stinging WikiLeaks email dumps. No matter how unorthodox the conduct of FBI Director Comey, should Clinton lose to Donald Trump on Nov. 8, it’s her own fault. ”
    There is going to be a traffic jam as the Obama crooks try to get out of town before Jan 20 2017.

  18. Can you smell the flop sweat?

  19. helenk3 says:

    and they do not even have to go through the airport security lines

    • elliesmom says:

      The problem is the law states “with willful intent”. The FBI said she was just careless and stupid. That was the crux of why Comey didn’t recommend charging her.

      • lyn says:

        • Ann says:

          Welllllll if that doesn’t scream “willful intent”, I don’t know what does.

          • elliesmom says:

            It all screams willful intent, but you can’t use that law to keep Hillary out of office unless she’s convicted. She can’t be convicted until she’s charged. I believe it’s why Comey specifically said there was no willful intent.

            I think Comey finally decided to put what he had out there and let the people decide. If we elect Hillary, the country deserves her.

          • lyn says:

            “If we elect Hillary, the country deserves her.”
            Yep. If people are too dumb to see her corruption, then so be it.

  20. votermom says:

  21. votermom says:

    Starving here, and cold. I am actually wearing fingerless gloves right now and a hooded scarf.
    In my house as I type.

    Thermostat says 67 and I don’t want to change it because a) it’s the new one and I haven’t ever touched it that being hubby’s job and b) I think I’m cold because my iron is low.
    *must drink blood*

    • taw46 says:

      There will be plenty of blood to drink next Tuesday. One way or the other 😉.

    • John Denney says:

      I heard Paul Harvey tell this story on the radio years ago.

      An extreme cold front had moved into Scandinavia, so an immigrant son in the States called his Mother back in the old country to check up on her. The conversation went something like this, (translated to American dialog with Farhenheit temperatures:)

      “Mom, you ok?”
      “Oh, I’m fine.”
      “What’s the temperature there now?”
      “Well, let me check . . .”
      shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, . . .
      shuffle, shuffle, shuffle . . .
      “It’s 30 below zero.”
      “Is that all? I heard on the news it was 60 below!”
      “Oh. You mean outside.”

  22. taw46 says:

  23. foxyladi14 says:


  24. helenk3 says:

    state dept “just found” 323 hillary e-mails some classified.

    damn they must have fallen behind the boxes in the closet and the cleaning lady just found them

    • taw46 says:

      Another reason for Trump to win, so we can try and stop this insanity forced upon us everyday. An attack on women, really? So because she is a female, we should overlook her corruption? We just had 8 years of this with Obama, no thanks, I don’t want a repeat.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        In a nutshell. Oz had the same problem with first female PM. You couldn’t say a word against anything she did, because the only possibly reason to criticise was an ism or a phobia or whatever. If this is what it means for diversity in leadership, I hope it never happens.

    • John Denney says:

      Trump has been accused of attacking women, cripples, immigrants, Mexicans, . . .

      My take is that he recognizes no protected class, calling out ugliness, corruption, anti-Americanism, and fecklessness where ever he sees it.

  25. Dora says:

    Who did they say was linked to the Russians? Trump? I don’t think so.


    WikiLeaks: Tax Form Reveals John Podesta Continued Ties to Russian Energy Company After Claiming He Divested

  26. John Denney says:

    “ping” is in common usage on Microsoft Windows, Apple computers, and unix systems to see if a site is available.

    When I suspect I’m having a network problem, I’ll “ping” to see whether or not I get a response.

    To use it, open a command line window and type “ping site”, where site is either the name of the site or the dotted decimal IP address.

    On windows, the text looks like this:

    Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=53
    Reply from bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=53
    Reply from bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=53
    Reply from bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=53
    Ping statistics for
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 17ms, Maximum = 26ms, Average = 19ms
      • John Denney says:

        If you get no replies, then either the site is down, has the ping server turned off, or your own connection to the internet has a problem.

        It could also be that the DNS server is down. It’s what turns, e.g., “” into the dotted decimal address, “”. If pinging crayfisher fails, but pinging works, there’s a DNS server problem, which happened recently.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’m getting it fine now. But it might have been down for a while. Not sure.

  27. taw46 says:

    Regarding that Chris Matthews clip posted earlier, here it is in context. He says he doesn’t want Trump to win. But he sure knows why people are voting for him.

  28. Dora says:

  29. taw46 says:

  30. Ann says:

    So people on twitter are saying this is why:

  31. Mt.Laurel says:

    Daily Mail has a nice summation of the various bits and pieces:

    How FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton’s inner circle and their families

  32. helenk3 says:

    Russian national indicted for allegedly extorting $400,000 from former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer – @michaelhayes
    See original on

    love to know what this is about

  33. blowme0bama says:

    What do y’all make of this? The guy has worked in the state department basically since a deputy SOS under Kissinger.

  34. taw46 says:

  35. DeniseVB says:

    Dh recovering from very successful hip replacement, just got home from the hosp. since 6:30am, about an hour ago. First thing I did, pour a lovely Williamsburg white wine, then hit TCH while it’s going right to my head. Groan, why is Fox covering an entire Hillary speech, MUTE !

    First of all, the Russia thing will fail, over half our country *likes* Putin more than Obama. Ok, fine, Putin might “off” the SJW’s, but sometimes I think, is that a bad thing? So annoying they are.

    Seems like the Dems want to “off” Milo and the Trumpkins ?

    I heard Kasich is bragging about writing in McCain on his early voting ballot. WTF? The NeverTrump aholes are getting on my last nerve.

    • dm says:

      Glad to hear the hip replacement went well. The Kasich thing bugs me too…he has this constant constipated look on his face…I wish he would just fall in the shitter already and not get up.

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL….I was a slave to the CNN news in the waiting room today, it’s all they covered. That and Trump is secret Russian spy or something.

        • elliesmom says:

          Elliesdad has had several doctors’ appts in the last couple of weeks. Lots of CNN and a couple of feet of knitting. No one talked to each other much, but there was a lot of groaning, and it wasn’t coming from the sick folks. Tell General Denise we hope he heals quickly. It’s hard to chase you around the coffee table until his hip heals.

    • taw46 says:

      Hope he is OK and feeling better soon. You probably need some rest!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      You deserve a second glass of that lovely wine. Hoping hubby is able to enjoy some soon as well.

      Deplorables may or may not like Putin but most admire his love of and pride in his country and his brassiness. SHWs cannot understand those qualities as they process everything through a very warped and foggy point of view. The prefer those pajama boys and mattress girls.

    • lateblum says:

      Happy to hear the surgery went well. Sounds like you found a good way to manage the HRC speech. I just found out today that my dentist left the Trump Train to vote HRC. Didn’t ask anyone else in his office as there were too many people (patients) to talk politics. They were all on the Train last spring.
      Take it easy and pamper yourself while you can. When does he come home from the hospital?

    • votermom says:

      That’s great that the surgery went well!

    • lyn says:

      Hope his recovery goes well.

    • helenk3 says:

      glad his surgery went well. now that he is home stock up on the wine, a lot of books if he likes to read.
      this may sound funny, but years ago I made baskets for the guys in my family. I put every thing in them that they would like to watch sports except the booze. , popcorn, pretzels , bags of snacks and I added a tape of sports bloopers. Now it would be a DVD. they seemed to like them. maybe this would make him feel better and give you some peace and quiet when needed just an idea

  36. helenk3 says:

    since I am electronically challenged and do not fully understand this, is this an OH SHIT, moment for Hillary? Yes, No, or Maybe

  37. foxyladi14 says:

  38. mothy67 says:

    Got a letter from Tim Kaine introducing himself. Four times he wrote Catholic. Mentions faith several times. How can they not see how repulsive he is? Such a slob.

  39. helenk3 says:

    yeah she was emailing about yoga

  40. lyn says:

    Tay + Little Big Town = Better Man

  41. Ann says:

    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents detailing repeated efforts to hack into the unsecure email system used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November 2010. The hacks are detailed in email exchanges between State Department IT official Brian Pagliano and Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper. The emails show the system was hacked 10 times in two days from November 27 to 29.

    The documents also reveal that Pagliano warned Cooper that because of an outside service vendor relied upon by the Clinton system, “we’d be susceptible to such an attack.” Cooper subsequently informed the U.S. Secret Service of the attempted hacks, providing agents with each of the ten reports and summaries Pagliano had provided him.

    • taw46 says:

      And the USSS knew, back in 2010. But FBI said this summer no evidence of anyone hacking (although they did say it probably happened). smh.

  42. helenk3 says:

    looks like a lot of dems have unfollowed clinton on twitter. backtrack, mooch, warren and others.

    looks like the titanic just hit the iceberg

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