Her Money Ain’t Where Her Mouth Is

Jill Stein is the wacko running for President on the Green Party ticket this year. The Daily Beast has a post analyzing her financial holdings—Big Carbon, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Defense. She doesn’t appear to practice what she preaches.

She has made purity a central pillar of her presidential candidacy, and she has held that the Green Party reigns above all others with respect to moral and ethical supremacy. In an interview with CNN last April, she said, “I have long since thrown in the towel on the Democratic and Republican parties because they are really a front group for the 1 percent, for predatory banks, fossil-fuel giants, and war profiteers.”

According to the article, she has sizable investments in mutual funds that have significant holdings in Exxon, Duke Energy, Conoco Phillips, and Toho Gas. Other funds have positions with Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. She also has directly invested in the shares of Merck (pharma), Phillip Morris (tobacco), and Raytheon (defense).

She lamely defends her investments by saying that it’s hard to find funds that align with her politics and have good returns. Well, duh!

Read the whole thing.

The Bully Party

Scott Adams has a blog post up about the bullying that is part of this year’s presidential election.

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?

Adams supports Trump for President. I don’t. (I don’t support any candidate on the ballot here in Maryland.) However, his analysis of the Democrats’ tactics hits the bullseye. I’m not sure about his prediction of the election result.

Read the whole thing.

Hillary Milhous Clinton

Those of us of a certain age can remember the big to-do over political dirty tricks during the 1972 presidential election. CREEP, Fred LaRue, Donald Segretti, Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy.

This year, it looks as if the dirty tricksters have changed parties, and even the New York Times has had to take notice of the reporting done by my former codefendant James O’Keefe, III.