Those darn Russian hackers. We need to increase our security. Or increase our employee’s awareness of security issues such as phishing. One link click opened up the email account of a Hillary election employee.
The email was a fake warning from hackers that appeared to be from Google, telling Podesta to change his password through a link they provided. The “phishing” scam is a popular one that depends on the gullibility of the victim.
Or a typo:
“This is a legitimate email,” Charles Delavan, a Clinton campaign aide, replied to another of Mr. Podesta’s aides, who had noticed the alert. “John needs to change his password immediately.”
Having read the message, Podesta must have thought it was OK to click the link and reset his password — exactly the opposite of what Delavan intended.
Mr. Delavan, in an interview, said that his bad advice was a result of a typo: He knew this was a phishing attack, as the campaign was getting dozens of them. He said he had meant to type that it was an “illegitimate” email, an error that he said has plagued him ever since.
And that’s how more than 60,000 emails of Hillary’s top aides fell into the hands of allegedly Russian state-sponsored hackers.
to explain something to someone, typically a man to woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing
Likely the first, and very likely the last, time that the word “mansplaining” will be used here, but it’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw this video. Here you go: Van Jones telling a woman that she, as a woman, should have voted for Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is a woman.
Believe in our nation’s founding principles, believe in our rights, believe in God, and we will ultimately prevail. No matter who is president and no matter how far down the path to Socialism or Fascism our nation goes, each of us must still stand for Liberty. As long as we stand up for our principles and our rights — for each other — we will continue to win.
Each of us must still feed our families, must still defend freedom, must still be honorable.
What is happening in this election is normal. If you think it’s abnormal, you aren’t looking back far enough into history. Civilizations go through this. Societies aren’t a straight line of growth. There are down waves for every up wave.
During my early twenties I struggled in many ways. I left Catholism because I read my Bible and discovered too much that didn't line up with Catholic teaching. I found my way into Calvinism, and now laughingly call that my "cage-stage Calvinism" period. I pulled away from politics, not because of my own feelings or opinions but because politics left a bad taste in my mouth. In high school I debated to win, but— despite being a cage-stage Calvinist— politics felt like there was no point aside from winning. So I dove headstrong into theology. Debating theology had a point. Jesus. Politics didn't.
And then I got married at 25. Marriage started to change my views on politics and religion. Instead of aligning closer to Libertarianism, I started to align closer to Conservatism. The importance of our society's future started to matter to me. At 27, I found out that I was going to be a father and my political views on marriage, adoption, abortion, and much more started to solidify and I stood up as a Republican, the closest political party I could identify with. Fiscal conservative and social conservative. That was the Republican party.
Even then I realized that most Republicans weren't fully conservative, but instead more center-right. The Tea Party was trying to revive the Constitutional stance that the Conservative movement was founded on. Maybe I was closer to them.
And then last year as every Republican threw their hats into the arena as candidates for POTUS, I got to take my pick. There were a few good ones, but only one was strong enough: Ted Cruz. I have stood by Cruz since the early days of this election cycle. Even today, I stand by Cruz.
But apparently the Republican Party wants something different. They want the worst stereotype of American conservatism. White nationalist, xenophobic, nearly Fascist Donald Trump. A man that has been a Democrat until 2 years ago. A man that has been everything the definition of "establishment" entails. A man that has a well documented relationship with the Clintons and has publically backed many Democrat congressmen and congresswomen and many Democrat presidents. A man that cannot articulate a view on abortion and thinks that women should serve time for having one. A man that considers himself the best information on foreign policy. This dolt, this jackass, this absolute bumbling fool that cannot tell an ass from an elephant or a men's room from a women's room is what the Republican Party wants for their next President.
So you can have him. I won't be voting for him. My family won't be voting for him.