See, Say, Pile On The Blame

We’ve now heard Trump blamed for almost everything since he took office, and even for things before he took office like Russia election meddling. To accept some part of it all would be virtually impossible for one man to accomplish. It strains any credulity.

They tried this with Bush and they never did it to Obama. But now they took it to such staggering heights that everything by default is Trump’s fault, going back 8 years.

It makes me wonder what the Left would do without their Scapegoat in Chief? This could be dismissed if it were from the fringes of the Left, but it isn’t. The blame fest has come from lamestream media. It comes from top tiers of the Democrat party and all their candidates, too. Is there a Democrat running who hasn’t blamed Trump for everything?

I am going to leave this right here, though in the hands of our enemies that is a dangerous tool for them to have access to. As if that has not occurred to the Left how it could be used? But they probably think anything bad that comes from their blame campaign can also be blamed on Trump – the more the better. They don’t care about the damage.

Surely shady people in dark places are fascinated by this playing out on a public stage, in this reactional way. And it has been very public. It encourages others, like even the Mayor of London, to chime in. He has his own low approval turmoils but that doesn’t stop him from lashing out in defiance at Trump. For what, when did Trump do anything to him?

No, that is beside the point. It seems to be open season. Get into any trouble or political problems, just blame Trump to score political points. Then use them, save them, collect and trade them with others; blame Trump has become the new currency. Even an international one. It attracts support and is used to raise money, and spent like capital.

About the only thing coming even close to this phenomena is the blame Mitch McConnell campaign. The Left is having a field day tying Mitch’s name to every problem and issue, from Russia to the latest shootings. The left cleverly (I shouldn’t call it clever) attaches cute hashtags to every event using Mitch. Fill in the blank so they can get it trending.

This creates another new phenomena in the social media age for trolls, Leftists, or hashtag architects. Their personal net-value at a given time — politically and socially — is only determined by what is trending on Twitter. These titans of social media are hashtag warriors, radicalized with whatever groups of others they are connected.

Against these blue waves of fascism stands one man, armed with his Twitter account. Instead of president, I’ll call Trump the Pope of Twitter. Not every foe of Trump is worthy of his Twitter arsenal, but when they are singled out they feel the sting of social media themselves. Their fifteen minuets of fame turns into fifteen minutes of flames.

Many of them can’t take the pressure or heat. Some of them have a hard time going back into the hole they came out of after the fact. It is the equalizer. Hashtag that.

Some of those hashtag warriors would accuse Trump of weaponizing Twitter or social media. But no, that is exactly what they’ve done. Trump is only engaging on their terms. They politicize and weaponize every platform they touch. It is the nature of radicals. It is who they are. But they cry when the social media winds are not in their favor.

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Obama and his legion of sock puppets

A sock puppet, in the context of online communications, is a fake identity created to promote someone or something through blogs, wikis, forums or social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

sock puppet photo: sock puppet sock_puppet.jpgSock puppets are often created to improve the status of some company or other entity or to promote a particular viewpoint that is expected to be helpful to that entity. Fake identities are created to circumvent site bans, increase product sales, improve or tarnish reputations, spread disinformation and stifle dissent, among other possibilities.

Sometimes people create their own sock puppets; sometimes they hire others to do so. Someone hired to create a sock puppet is referred to as a meat puppet, an Internet shill or a cyber shill. The use of a sock puppet to artificially stimulate demand for a product or service is known as sock puppet marketing.

Okay, now that we all know the general term and definition of sock puppets, we can move on. So what Obama does is call out his minions and re-broadcast his message through a legion of useful idiots, aka sock puppets. Sure they may be real people, but there is nothing real or original about what they say. There was nothing original about Obama either.

Want a great example of this just tour the twitter universe at a given time. After the chief loon utters one of his verbal commands, you see them scurrying to place his words into the dialogue wherever, and I mean wherever, they can. Don’t believe me? Just go to any popular representative or Senator’s page — mostly those on the Republican side — and see for yourself. All the talking points boiled down to useful twitter-verse lingo. It doesn’t matter what they reply to, the same talking points. Mostly off topic, makes no difference. They just spout toxic verbiage whereever they feel like taking a dump.

I am talking about the stupid subject of sock puppets only because of their narrative. They are obnoxious. They don’t have to know or understand what they are saying, and chances are they don’t want to. Remember how “Mic Check” was used in OWS dialogue. (if one can call that dialogue) They just offer a mouthpiece to project Obama’s sound-bite agenda. It’s simple. He’s the ventriloquist, they are the puppets. But they can also email and call reps, per orders, or whatever happens to be on Obama’s menu.

There is little difference from one to another. Reply to any of them and they block you and call you a troll. They have their too-cute-by-half hashtags and contacts on Twitter. They are there so you cannot ignore them. Of course, it’s right up Obama’s alley with all those fictional followers he and the First Twit have. These are just self activating bots.

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President Hashtag and First-Lady Twitter

Congressman Mike Rogers told Face the Nation that “you can’t base your policy on what’s trending on Twitter”. Talk about a succinct soundbite.

Time and again this is what the White House does. Though in many cases it drums up the social media on a particular topic, then plays off the stir it creates.

Before Speaker Boehner acted on a Select Committee, there were calls for him to do just that. However, when you looked at his twitter feed, it was littered with liberals saying he needs to “act on UI”, the most important issue at the present — unemployment insurance extension. It was offset by an equal number of calls to raise “minimum wage now”.

Mark Steyn has an excellent column talking about Michelle Obama’s appeal to terrorists to let the girls go, again via the hashtag. Stein posits #Bring Back Our Balls, which says more on foreign policy in Hashtag form than anything the White House demonstrated.

The first actually morphs into the other two: (know which one is real?)

Remember, it was even NYT’ David Brooks, who said Obama has a manhood problem.

“And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued. “Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough.”

“From Yalta to health care,” Mr. Brooks interjected, receiving laughs. [ha ha]

In the Ukraine and Russia debacle, you had the State Dep. say Russia, i.e. Putin, is not honoring the hashtag. So “hashtag” has become an pseudo-icon, euphemism for policy. A place where having millions of followers, and composites, in social media somehow translates to political power.

A similar strategy in Egypt during the Arab Spring movement, wherein the US using social media thought it could influence politics and policy. The Egypt thing worked rather well.

Social media is the pseudo-replacement for diplomacy and getting tough policy. Or as Steyn so eloquently puts it: #BringBackOurBalls

“It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

But then what isn’t? The blogger Daniel Payne wrote this week that “modern liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of talking, not doing”. He was musing on a press release for some or other “Day of Action” that is, as usual, a day of inaction:

Diverse grassroots groups are organizing and participating in events such as walks, rallies and concerts and calling on government to reduce climate pollution, transition off fossil fuels and commit to a clean energy future.

It’s that easy! You go to a concert and someone “calls on government” to do something, and the world gets fixed.

Is it any wonder why they need skilled fiction writers and talking-point editors in this regime? Maybe in Africa or the Middle East they are just having a hard time reading our #Hashtags ? Just saying.

Never mind how dumb or stupid it looks and sounds. Progressives never cared about that, which goes to the next point. The prior post shows MoveOn.UG has its panties in a bunch drawing their own red lines. Do not label Boko Haram a terrorist organization, they say. No, if you don’t think kidnapping over 250 girls and the unlimited violence and killing qualifies as terrorism, not to mention their aspirations, then you sir might qualify as a liberal progressive.

As my friend Just Gene says, ‘it’s so easy to be a Democrat: they don’t have to worry about hypocrisy and can repeal reality whenever they chose.’ What does truth mean to them anyway? There is no accountability if you are a liberal. Something is whatever you want it to be. Or hashtag #Eatyourheartout , I’m a Democrat, able to solve foreign crises with #hashtag#.

I almost long for the days of Baghdad Bob, when everyone chuckled and agreed it was propaganda. Today we have Jay Carney still at the podium. Yet no hook comes from the wings to yank him off stage. On the contrary, Obama just hired better writers.

Photos: Twitter and TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam May 10 https://twitter.com/TwitchyTeam/status/465211281239048192
#BringBackOurBalls: Mark Steyn nails ‘this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence’ http://bit.ly/1iBTeWW
2- https://twitter.com/TEXASSHEBANDIT/status/465588634310045697

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Tech Bubble: live or memorex

SHADES OF ’99: New Data Show The Tech Boom Is Looking More And More Like A Bubble

Jim Edwards | Business Insider
Jan. 20, 2014

With 2013 behind us, we’ve got another year of data on investment in the tech sector.

It’s very healthy indeed — perhaps too healthy.

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We noted recently that tech investment appears to be approaching a peak, possibly a bubble. Now, with the new data in, the debate is not whether the tech sector has hit a peak. It has hit a peak. Some financial metrics in the tech sector — deal volume in particular — have actually exceeded those seen in 1999 and 2000, as we show below.

Rather, the debate now is whether this peak is part of a long, ongoing boom fueled by game-changing companies with real revenues and real customers — Facebook and Twitter being the most obvious — or whether the rollercoaster has reached the top of its track and is headed for a gut-wrenching fall.

Here’s the evidence.
The Nasdaq has hit 4,000 again. Last time it did that, it was 1999.

On it’s own, it’s just a coincidence. But remember that these stocks are responding to an environment in which interest rates are at zero. Stocks are the sensible alternative when there is no money to be earned via interest on savings. The moment the Fed raises rates, investors will be able to get a risk-free return greater than zero from cash savings … and a bunch of money will exit stocks. Falling stock prices will have a domino effect across the tech sector, as newly poor investors think twice about backing venture funds and new startups.

More: Businessinsider.com/tech-bubble-new-evidence-2014

Related: http://www.businessinsider.com/evidence-that-tech-sector-is-in-a-bubble-2013-11

Chicago teen charged on threat

Teen Charged With Felony After Threatening ‘Mass Homicide’ If Zimmerman Acquitted

The Huffington Post – By Hunter Stuart

A teenager in a Chicago suburb was charged with a felony after threatening to commit “mass homicide” should George Zimmerman be acquitted of murder charges in the Trayvon Martin case, according to multiple reports.

The threat, which was made on the 15-year-old’s Twitter account on Friday (before a verdict had been reached), read, “If Zimmerman leaves free imma shoot everybody in Zion causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman.” The tweet appears to have been deleted.

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Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/mass-homicide-zimmerman_n_3599238.html

Obamaholics drink up as bar tab grows

Lamestream media makes no bones they are supporting and campaigning for “The One” whenever they have the opportunity. While they talk as if Obama is pulling way out front the truth is biting them in the rear.

ABC poll has Romney gaining women support, but you wouldn’t know it listening to Mad Dog Media.

All Romney’s gains have come among women – up by 13 percentage points in personal popularity from last month, while Obama’s lost 7 points among women. (Views among men have been more stable.)

Consumer confidence index just dropped 4 points this month, but you wouldn’t know it. (it was expect to gain a couple points) Obama’s campaign uses fuzzy math about spending, but you wouldn’t know it. Obama pays lip service to the troops for Memorial day after hijacking the credit for getting bin Laden. But you wouldn’t know it listening to his media darlings. You probably will hear about a phony scheme to “steal this election”, that covert plan Republicans have using voter ID. But you will not hear about the voter fraud in 08 election.

Mad Dog Media has all kinds of labels for Obama. He’s the first ___,you fill in the blank. All this seems more like their need to define him and keep him relevant. Like last week he was the Twittering President. He tried to stir up some attention by saying he would answer some questions on Twitter. Another great first for “historic” Obama.

 That platform seems odd for a guy that bloviates as much as Obama. When answering questions typically he drags them out so he only can answer about two. Twitter has their 140 character limit. Still he did until he got them on small business. His only real answer before running off was to tell people to get behind his “to-do list” for congress.

Last year he had the same answers about the debt-ceiling debacle. His message then, same as now, was to “nag your representatives”. Then, it caused a negative reaction he didn’t expect when he lost 40,000 Twitter followers in a day. Another earth-shattering precedent for Obama. I guess there was something about the circumstances and a lobbyer-in-chief that people didn’t like. Now he returns to the seen of the damage to take “questions”.

While people can “ask” him any question they want, but the only real answer he gives is “nag your reps” about his to-do list, while he’s off to campaign.

Ref: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-rebounds-among-women-while-obamas-favorability-slips/