This was originally posted four years ago today, just after the 2012 election.
Originally Posted on 8 November, 2012
Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin Puts Someone Else’s Money Where His Mouth Is
As I’ve noted before, TDPK claims to have been busy for the last month or so working on election integrity issues. He’s offering the following reward to anyone who can prove that vote hacking changed the results of any federal election.
<mockery>Methinks that it’s time for someone to throughly investigate each of the close races that resulted in the defeat of a Republican candidate, Allan West, for example.</mockery>
According to information on the last available IRS Form 990 (2010), Velvet Revolution US had to borrow $4500 from TDPK to pay its bills. Unless there has been a staggering improvement in its fortunes, either the megabuck reward is bogus or someone is willing to pony up the cash.
Just when I think I’m going to have to work at finding something new to tease Team Kimberlin about, they throw me another softball. Talk about a target rich environment.
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Those who haven’t been following The Saga since 2012 may wonder why Brett Kimberlin is referred to as “The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.” An explanation can be found here and here.
Paul Sperry reports at the NY Post that one of the servers used for Hillary’s private email system was not destroyed but was “repurposed” as a work station. However, FBI agents were not permitted to seize it. It turns out that some of the “lost” emails may be recoverable.
Also, Andrew McCarthy has a piece up at NRO dealing with an email release through Wikileaks that shows that President Obama was lying when he said that he was unaware of Hillary’s private email until he heard about it through news reports. It seems that he was sending her emails using the private address.
Ashe Schow has a report on Harry Reid’s pride in the effectiveness of his lies about Mitt Romney’s taxes during the 2012 election cycle.
“They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn’t win did he?”
She notes that even WaPo (Four Pinocchios) and Politifact (Pants of Fire) didn’t buy Reid’s lies. Read the whole thing.
Kevin D. Williamson says that Julia did.
American Thinker reports that Obama voters seem to be in the first stage of grief—denial. According to polls conducted by USA Today, fewer voters in five of six states with toss up senate races say they voted for the President that actually did.
In 2012, Obama carried three of the states surveyed by USA TODAY and Suffolk University’s Political Research Center with more than 50% of the vote. But now just 47% of likely voters in Iowa, 46% in Colorado and 48% in Michigan say they voted for him.
Of the six states, only in Kansas did the percentage who remember voting for Obama match the actual election returns, at 38%. His standing slid 5 points in North Carolina and 2 in Arkansas.
Matthew Lillefielt has a piece over at The Examiner about some of the lobbying done by law enforcement officials during the current session of the Maryland Legislature. He notes that those lobbying against loosening the state’s marijuana laws seem to be from the counties that voted for Mitt Romney, while those favoring liberalization are from … well … liberal counties that voted for Barack Obama.
Of course, correlation doesn’t prove causation, but does Lillefielt mean to say that the parts of our state where people are more likely to be clean and sober are the places that vote Republican?
NOTE—I live in one of those few red counties, but I support decriminalizing marijuana in order to make it less of a moneymaker for criminals. While I think dope should be a legal substance, I view it as a potentially destructive one similar to alcohol. I would like to know how marijuana DUI would be handled before I would be ready to change the law though.
Stacy McCain has a post up about the negative economic growth reported for the last quarter of 2012. He wonders how the Main Stream Media will spin their reporting. I’ll bet they will claim that they were drinking heavily while celebrating the election results and blame Busch.
Mr. McCain’s post is entitled Obamanomics Fails–Unexpectedly! in a riff on the Main Stream Media’s continuing disbelief that The Lightworker is unable to defy the Laws of Economics.
Folks, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Expect the “unexpected.”
UPDATE–For the past year, I’ve expected the economy to begin contracting if Barack Obama were reelected. Business that were putting off investing in expansion in hope of a Romney victory are now being joined by joined by other firms facing the costs of Obamacare and four more years of over-the-top regulation and irresponsible fiscal policy. More people are going Galt.
The next four years are going to be