Bernie Sanders and his genius staffers

Look, I’m going to vote for Sanders, but man, the Sanders campaign has some real geniuses working for them.

MSNBC reporter Steve Kornacki asks the fired data guy, Josh Uretsky

If you went into her voter files, if you searched them, if you copied information from them, it basically sounds like you are telling me you are committing, crime is a strong word here, but you are committing the misdeed to prove it’s possible to commit the misdeed.

His response?

Somebody leaves the front door open and you left a note inside the front door saying you left the door open. Then maybe you went and checked the side door, too, to make sure that door was closed.

Seriously? They just didn’t leave a note, they went inside, looked around and then took some items to prove that the front door was open and people could walk in and take stuff.

Incredible. “Your honor, I saw the door was open so I went in and looked around and took some items so I could prove that the door was left wide open and anyone could walk in and steal stuff.”

I think it is safe to say that the DNC have the deck stacked against Sanders, but the way the Sanders campaign is trying to portray themselves as victims in this is nothing short of lame. They blame the vendor for something a staffer did wrong? Sheesh.

The campaign has been handling this badly from the start. First they said it happened but it was done by some clueless low level staffer, when they knew it was Uretsky. Then they said it was brief and as it turns out they were nosing around in there for around 45 minutes. They said nothing was downloaded, then Uretsky admits they did down load stuff.

Having said all that, the DNC is playing dirty by denying the campaign access to data they bought and paid for, which is bullshit. I do think they’re in the tank for Clinton.

I don’t really think this issue is a big deal. It’s not Watergate, but the way the campaign is handling it reeks of amateur, which brings up another I think, salient issue.

Is Sanders can’t gather a politically savvy campaign staff, who will he pick for important positions if he does manage to get elected? It’s one thing to hire The Good, but if they’re idiots, that’s not good.

True delusion: Anti-GMO to put Monsanto on trial in pretend “tribunal” in The Hague

Just when you thought the anti-gmo movement couldn’t get anymore delusional, this craziness pops up.  And we’re not talking fringe here. We’re talking some of the main players like professional protester Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association  and the ever popular, international menace, Vandana Shiva.

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Jesus H. Christ in chicken basket. No, not any of the actual courts, their own tribunal that will in happen in the Dutch City called The Hague.

The Monsanto Tribunal, which will be held in The Hague from 12 to 16 October 2016, aims to assess these allegations made against Monsanto, and to evaluate the damages caused by this transnational company. The Tribunal will rely on the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” adopted at the UN in 2011. It will also assess potential criminal liability on the basis of the Rome Statue that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether a reform of international criminal law is warranted to include crimes against the environment, or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense.

 

When I was a kid I had one of thesecardash

When I was 6 years-old I used to pretend to be able to drive a car.

I nominate the Leroy Pullins’ 1960’s novelty song,  I’m a Nut as the official anthem of the anti-GMO movement