Lion of the Blogosphere

Remember when Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account was hacked?

Republicans never blamed the hacker for losing the election.

And this is what I wrote about it back in 2008:

My thoughts on email hacking: I bet that the KGB is regularly reading emails of important Americans. If some teenage hacker can get at an important person’s email, why not a big hostile foreign agency supported by billions of dollars of funding? This should be a wake up call of some sort.

I guess no one heeded the wake up call. People really ought to read my blog.

In a comment a while ago, someone said “Lion, if the Republican candidate was hacked you’d feel a lot differently.”

Well actually, it happened in 2008, and back then I quite enjoyed being able to see some of her emails. I think I’m pretty consistent in enjoying the public viewing of important people’s emails.

I will once again state my opinion that publishing these emails is more like a college prank than a grave threat to the American Way of Life.

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I believe I was right that the KGB was reading people’s emails. Do you think the KGB was reading Hillary Clinton’s emails on her unprotected server? I sure do.

But this doesn’t mean that the KGB gave the emails to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks says that the DNC emails came from an insider, and we know that Podesta’s emails were stolen with a simple phishing scam which didn’t require a sophisticated malware programmed by the KGB’s top hackers.

Julian Assange personally hates Obama and HRC, and I also believe that hackers, even hackers in foreign countries, wanted Trump to win the election because hackers are prole and proles all over the world love Trump. Even proles in Russia love Trump. That proles love Trump is something that the SWPLs working for the CIA just don’t get.

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And even if our government has rock-solid proof the release of the emails was directed by the Russian government (which it clearly doesn’t), the big hissy fit being thrown over it seems more like a last-ditch attempt to hurt Donald Trump then a reasonable response to a very minor public release of emails, especially considering that whomever hacked the emails did Americans a huge favor if they in any way helped to elect Trump (although I don’t think they helped at all because in retrospect no one paid any attention to the emails who wasn’t already a Trump fan, thanks to the MSM not reporting about them in any way that would be negative for HRC). And they also did us a favor by alerting people to take cybersecurity more seriously.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Posted in News, Politics

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  1. NeoGaf was initially super excited about Obama kicking out those Russian diplomats. They are already starting to realize that half of the US supports Russia and they are now back to being depressed.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    • There is zero evidence Russia tampered with the last election — that’s pure fake news. The Democrats and former president Barry Sotero will use any trumped-up (heh) excuse to attack Russia because President Putin refuses to celebrate sodomy. Period. It’s no more complicated than that. America’s last few years of Russiaphobia are over January 21, 2017 because we have a real man, not a metronancy pajamaboy, for President.

      hard9bf

      December 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    • Where does this lead expelling diplomats?
      What exactly does President 0 hope to accomplish?
      These aren’t ambassadors (right?), does that make it kind of a chickenshit move?
      How does this hurt Tump exactly?
      Honestly has anyone ever imagined the nonsense going on now?
      Is this just petty nonsense?
      Is the Head Mulatto this petty?
      Does the Democrat leadership just not get how ridiculous this makes them look?

      Lot’s of questions, all kinds of paranoia, L7 says Hey Violet are pansies

      2 Minute Alpha

      December 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  2. Think the KGB is reading your emails or just your blog?

    Curle

    December 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    • The KGB is not paying attention to me because I have no power.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      • Lion–So the Russians would have you believe.

        Robert

        December 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

      • Minor nitpick: it’s the FSB now. It is the same bunch of guys though.

        SFG

        December 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

  3. I can’t stand Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. All are so eager to claim on the Russia hacking bandwagon. Especially Graham and McCain.

    You would almost think they are disappointed that Trump won. I expect those guys will fight Trump the whole way through.

    As far as I can tell, the Russia hacking reveal was a big nothingburger. There little no substance to the accusations. But it is not helpful at all that the turds named above work so hard to carry Obama’s water for him.

    Dan

    December 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    • The Republican Establishment is well prepared to fight tooth and nail against working with Trump for four years. As long as these scumbags are holding office they’ll have one hand behind their backs with a knife at the ready should Trump turn his back on them. At this point they’re probably so pissed at being humiliated and defeated and shown for the controlled opposition that they are, that they’d do virtually anything to lash out at Trump.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      December 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    • McCain and Graham are professional war profiteers. They have never met an armed conflict they didn’t like, and will not hesitate to send your kid off to die if it brings the pork back to Arizona or South Carolina. I actually think it is a blessing that Obama won in 2008 or we would be at war with both Russia and Iran right now.

      B.T.D.T.

      December 29, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      • Who controls those guys, CIA? It’s kind of darkly humorous how they’re always so dependably eager for war.

        curri

        December 30, 2016 at 5:03 am

      • War means more funding for the CIA. As Spotted Toad (who Lion ought to link) said, in that sense the CIA and FSB/KGB are on the same side.

        SFG

        December 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

  4. Lion, your girl is looking amazing on msnbc tonight.

    Simba of the Blogosphere

    December 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    • We’ve all forgotten about Cathy Rampell for ages, because we’re Stoics.

      One great thing about her — she’s a honest elitist when it comes to the less fortunate. She looks down on them and she means it, when she said that living in Manhattan is quite affordable, because the amenities are too darn good for dirt cheap.

      But she also laments the fact that America hasn’t become a Brazil when it comes to universal race mixing, and she partly blames Trump for impeding its process further. More reasons to not take childlike, American women seriously.

      JS

      December 29, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      • Right, her father bought her a two-bedroom condo.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      • Rampell actually had the balls two days ago to link approvingly to a column she wrote three weeks before the election that derided people for not trusting the experts:

        “Faced with poll data showing that the Republican nominee is losing ground, for example, Trump and his supporters claim that the surveys are skewed, that the reported results are just pro-Hillary Clinton propaganda, that rally crowd size is a much better predictor of an Election Day victory, la la la I can’t hear you.”

        A few paragraphs down she also attacked a blogger for, we now know, correctly disputing the accuracy of a Fox News poll that showed Clinton with a 7 point lead.

        Richard

        December 30, 2016 at 11:47 am

      • Again, why would you want to take her seriously? No one on this blog does.

        JS

        December 30, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  5. It’s become pretty obvious that the Left simply can’t accept the fact that Trump ran a smarter campaign and was more appealing to the American people. i.e. he won fair and square despite unrelenting hostility from the media and even from his own party. And it wasn’t just his superior charisma, it’s also the fact that most Americans pretty much agree with Trump on a lot of the issues, especially third-world immigration.

    So the Left needs to cling to these stories of hacking to reduce the cognitive dissonance. The alternative is to consider the possibility that this is an example of democracy actually working.

    fortaleza84

    December 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    • Except Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.

      Deal with it!

      December 29, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      • That would be a problem if the “popular vote” actually meant something. It doesn’t. You lost. Whining about how Trump “lost” something that he didn’t try to compete in just makes you look foolish. Trust me.

        gda

        December 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      • Was it a campaign for the popular vote?

        If you play a college football game using college rules and lose but complain that if you’d been using NFL rules you would have won, does that mean you really won? Or is it possible that strategists and campaigners plan to the game they are playing? And that Trump would have planned, and perhaps won, if he’d been playing the popular vote game?

        Curle

        December 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      • Deal with It – Which means absolutely nothing. There have been several World Series where the losing team scored more runs. Almost no sports fans could name those teams. Because that is not what the competition was about.

        howitzer daniel

        December 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      • Trump won fair and square according to the rules, the issue is that the rules are inherently undemocratic. What the left gets wrong is that the antidemocratic nature of the electoral college is a *good* thing because it lessens the power of immigrants, minorities and gentry liberals at the expense of real Americans.

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 30, 2016 at 12:56 am

  6. My local fakestream media affiliate just panted over former president Bathhouse Barry Sotero ordering a few dozen Russian agents to vacate America in 72 hours. Would be sweet if President Trump announced the Russians may stay, as there is no evidence Russia “tampered” with the last election, which is more fake news repeated endlessly by the FSM. I’d love to watch the FSM snowflakes have another meltdown. Or the day of President Trump’s inauguration, he can invite those Russians back to America and reimburse their travel costs. Suck it, Barry!

    hard9bf

    December 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  7. Can we have a link to the Palin revelations? I missed that.

    Marty

    December 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  8. Once you realize the CIA is the inept US branch of the KGB you realize how retarded this all is. If the CIA has read it, the KGB has.

    Robert

    December 30, 2016 at 3:25 am

    • While I do agree the FSB (the KGB’s successor) is really good (and probably sees this as payback for Yeltsin), the CIA held its own in the Cold War years.

      SFG

      December 30, 2016 at 8:27 am

  9. In 2012, Obama mocked Mitt Romney for saying that Russia was a threat. Remember his tag line – “The 1980’s are calling and they want their foreign policy back”? Yuk, yuk.

    And there was this, from John Hindraker:

    This is what I don’t understand: in October 2014, the Russian government hacked into both the White House’s and the State Department’s computer systems. For an unknown period of time, weeks if not months, the Russians were reading White House and State Department emails–a far more significant security breach than the accounts of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and John Podesta. The Obama administration never did discover that its communications had been compromised, but an ally (I suspect it was Israel) alerted the administration to the Russian intrusion. The White House’s computer system was down for weeks while experts tried to deal with the Russian hack and improve security.

    What was President Obama’s reaction to this hack, which could reasonably be seen as an act of war? There was none, apparently. The administration downplayed the significance of the intrusion. The Russian government had been reading White House and State Department emails? No big deal! The liberal press followed suit. The newspapers that are now hysterical about the alleged Russian hacking of Wasserman Schultz’s email account dutifully kept quiet about what happened in the White House and the State Department. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Democratic Party newspapers like the Washington Post and the New York Times remained silent because the midterm election was just a few weeks away, and the story reflected badly on the Obama administration.

    ….

    So I guess it just, well, depends…. But of this we can be sure – everything in Hillary’s unsecured email server is now in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran and probably lots of other places.

    Black Death

    December 30, 2016 at 9:38 am

    • There are a lot of cogent observations being made off the MSM grid like the one you cite, but the problem is that no one is hearing them. It’s amazing how the public conversation has become narrowly focused on how the Russians “hacked the election” (with no proof, or even evidence, ever cited) while the information that was so potent once it was revealed is never described. I’ve been listening to NPR talk about this for weeks and if I relied solely on them I’d have no knowledge that the DNC leaks revealed corruption within the Democratic Party so embarrassing that it forced the resignation of the DNC chairman (the post is still vacant, half a year later) and got the DNC’s acting chairman fired from CNN for unethical behavior.

      If the media really cared about fair and open democracy they’d be calling Democrats to the carpet to explain how they’re going to reform their behavior so that the corruption exposed this year never happens again. Instead Democratic officials like Adam Schiff have been going on air brazenly saying that one of their goals of pointing the finger at Russia is to “inoculate” the American public against future exposures of party wrongdoing.

      Well, I expect this. This is mostly political theater to buttress Democratic power and the media are nearly all Democrats, plus there are several useful idiot Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain who hate Trump and did everything they could short of endorsement to help Hillary Clinton win.

      What I didn’t expect was that Donald Trump’s responses would be so poor. There’s a heavy-duty campaign to paint his election as a corrupt theft of democracy and he’s largely just shrugged. Unrebutted charges generally get believed in this country. The other day Trump was asked about it and said something about life and computers that was total gibberish. There are facts and questions that Trump has got to start getting out there, because nobody else has the power or will to do so.

      Richard

      December 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

      • Correct. The corrupt Lügenpresse concentrate on the alleged hacking rather than the results. The evidence that the Russians had anything to do with it is so far nonexistent, yet the beat goes on. Well, just for funsies, let’s assume that the Russians really did it. So what? Shouldn’t we be grateful to them for revealing the truth about these matters? The emails show the devastating corruption and bias of Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC and the tight relationship between them and the media. If the Russians were casting false ballots or tampering with vote counts, I would be concerned. But this is all just horse flop. The Democrats and their media flunkies would have us believe that this somehow invalidates the results of the election. My reaction is just the opposite. It makes me even happier that I voted for Trump, and it confirms my belief that the denizens of media-land are mostly a bunch of liars, hypocrites and prostitutes.

        Black Death

        December 30, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      • The folk who voted Trump in November and those who will in future be open to Trump and will vote him and his descendants (in the political sense) back into office with increased majorities do not believe the hokum that the Obama admin, the MSM, and the never-Trumps, are trying to sell – that is, that the Russians “stole” the election for Trump, or that at the least their interference “sullied” the Trump victory.

        They know that’s just loser talk. What’s to prove by wallowing with the pigs?

        Give Trump (and Bannon) some credit here. They know what they’re doing.

        gda

        December 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm


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