We'll find out for (probably) sure on Monday. The filing deadline for Alabama is today (Friday, 11/8/2019). If Hillary is running she will file in Alabama today. She only needs 500 signatures,
Unless she writes off Alabama? If she does -- and also writes off Arkansas -- then she could avoid filing until Illinois (12/2/19). Writing off whole states seems like an odd way to campaign, though. So whether or not she files in Alabama should tell us something at least.
Crazy conspiracy theory: Her staffers are lying to her and telling her they are taking care of her campaign? Or maybe they are telling her she is really President?
Also: ugh. A site like ballotpedia.org gets its data from the Daily Kos? No, seriously, read the footnote.
Poll puts Hillary tied for first in Democrat primary
What did I tell you? She's running!
Or she thinks she is, anyway. Those polls don't write themselves; someone has to commission them, and that someone is either Hillary, Bloomberg, or Kerry. Bloomberg has recently said he's not after considering it (which, to be fair, doesn't rule him out). Kerry's been very, very quiet and was probably included because he tried before against Bush. But Clinton's been making the talk show rounds, (trying to) trash Trump, and going after the other primary candidates too.
UPDATE: Bloomberg is running. He's got people collecting signatures in Alabama, where the primary filing deadline is today. Apparently he changed his mind again, or decided it was better to file just in case he did later.
This batch appears to have nothing. Gates, a staffer on the Trump campaign, basically said the campaign was looking forward to WikiLeaks releasing more information about Hillary. No inside information. More notes from Bannon and Cohen, showing the campaign was interested in getting the emails, but was not working with Russians to do it.
The New York paper of wrapping fish has now openly admitted that "refugees" aren't fleeing war or violence in their home countries. They are needed, apparently, to add "cultural diversity" to white suburbs.
Being charged with felony hate crimes. I don't believe in hate crimes per se (the "hate" part is protected by the 1st Amendment) but we;re talking about attempted armed robbery and terroristic threats here. The antisemitism is just a bonus.
The author of The Stars Came Back, a Heinlein-esque young-adult work of science fiction with a heft side dose of life philosophy, has a new book Komenagen in that same universe. The title is based off of the Platean society's rite of passage into adulthood. If you like Heinleinian juveniles, this will scratch that itch.
There are lots of things that those emails could be referring to. At a minimum, they prove Obama knew about Clinton's private email address and used it, at least if they are from the time period when she was SecState. (We pretty much knew that already, but this would be proof). Another question is what were they talking about... and what if they were not from that time period?
Did Comey edit some of his memos to create an obstrution trap?
Gateway Pundit speculates. There's an interesting coincidence: four of the memos, those specifically collected by the FBI from Comey, describe conversations with only Comey and Trump participating. And there may be earlier copies delivered to the Senate that could be used for comparison.
If true, this could hang Comey. But for now, it's just interesting speculation, unless someone can get access to the original documents that supposedly exist.
Flynn's motion to compel production of Brady material
Flynn's sur-reply is now available. Third-party observers have posted a summary. The bottom line -- for which Flynn's lawyer produces copious evidence and demands more be produced by the prosecution -- is that the FBI deliberately entrapped Flynn and then pressured him to plead guilty. The easy way out is for the government -- either the court or the prosecution -- dismiss the case. Until they do, Flynn is entitled to the evidence that points towards his innocence; and we in the peanut gallery will get the benefit of that evidence and what it reveals to us about SpyGate in the process.
And this legal process bears further fruit. It even convinced a CNN commentator that there's something to SpyGate after all.
So, basically, Halper was:
1) Inviting Russians to events 2) Sitting those Russians next to Flynn 3) Reporting Flynn for being too close to Russians 4) Telling the media, probably falsely, that the Russian was an agent 5) Getting paid millions for crap work for the Obama government
One question I have not seen answered: Who was paying him for that crap work? Sure, we know it was "the government"... but who specifically? Let's follow that thread.
Remember when the Democrats were making a big deal about the alleged Trump tower in Moscow? How Trump's lawyer, Cohen, was supposedly working hard to make some kind of secret deal during the election and that was supposedly proof of Trump's connections to and collusion with Russians?
The man pursuing that deal was FBI informant Felix Sater. At this point, it's well established that the Trump tower meeting with a few Russians was a setup arranged by Fusion GPS; that the mention of Hillary's emails by Papadopulous was incepted by Western intelligence associate Mifsud; that Carter Page, the purported target of the FISA, was a prior FBI informant; that the Russian moving in NRA circles was actually being directed and targeted towards high level politicians by Chris Bryne, CEO and ... yes... FBI informant. And let's not forget the Mike Flynn charges, which were a fraud from beginning to end and twice on Sundays. There's more I'm leaving out, including Halper, who was paid $600,000 in 2015 and 2016 to pretend to write papers while doing very odd things around Trump campaign staff.
People need to go to jail for this. All the way up to the top.
Gun control activist mom kills her three children in murder-suicide
I've often noticed that gun control activists tend to have problems with self control. Whether it's Bloomberg's Illegal Mayors, or someone saying they would do horrible things themselves if they had a gun, or incidents like the above, one of the primary drivers of gun control appears to be people who don't trust themselves extrapolating that to everyone else.