Hurricane party time

A hurricane party according to wiki: is a social event held by people in the coastal United States who live in hurricane alley between Maine and Texas and is common in the Southeast. The event is held during a hurricane. However the guests are typically allowed to stay with the host for 3–5 days (weather permitting) and guests, in return, bring hurricane supplies such as radios, first aid supplies, food, etc.

Stay safe, folks.

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Three Dimensional Chess

Guess what’s happening here? Democrats might wonder why Tim Kaine did not press Mike Pence for his homophobic, anti-woman, right-wing record and rhetoric. Then, consider that Pence repeatedly dodged opportunities to defend Trump. Perhaps Team Clinton went easy on Pence because they know he means to undermine Trump and run himself in 2020. Forget this campaign. It’s over. Time to plan for reelection. When your opponent thinks two steps ahead, think three steps ahead.

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Veep Night

kainepenceHere is our thread for the vice presidential debate, 9-10:30pm ET. Sure, it’s easy to write off running mates, but remember, there’s no other presidential decision a presidential candidate makes than choosing the person in line to become president. In my opinion, there’s no better test than evaluating that choice.

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Never attribute to evil when stupidity will suffice

By WhskyJack, a Trail Mix Contributor

At last somebody is looking at the whole of the Clinton email scandal. While it isn’t pretty it looks way more realistic than all the accusations and rumors. (Politico: What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server)

You have a tech shy SOS working with the antiquated tech of the State Department where workarounds have long been the rule. It occurred to me that for the State Department, communication is as essential as weapons are to the military. One would think they would keep their communication devices up to date.  Yet the State Department’s communication systems seem to be the equivalent of the military moving a patriot missile battery around with a team of mules.

This is a good read:

The interviews—taken together and reconstructed for this article into the first-ever comprehensive narrative of how her email server scandal unfolded—draw a picture of the controversy quite different from what either side has made it out to be. Together, the documents, technically known as Form 302s, depict less a sinister and carefully calculated effort to avoid transparency than a busy and uninterested executive who shows little comfort with even the basics of technology, working with a small, harried inner circle of aides inside a bureaucracy where the IT and classification systems haven’t caught up with how business is conducted in the digital age. Reading the FBI’s interviews, Clinton’s team hardly seems organized enough to mount any sort of sinister cover-up. There’s scant oversight of the way Clinton communicated, and little thought given to how her files might be preserved for posterity—MacBook laptops with outdated archives are FedExed across the country, cutting-edge iPads are discarded quickly and BlackBerry devices are rejected for being “too heavy” as staff scrambled to cater to Clinton’s whims.

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