Non Tweets Under the Fedora Feb 1st: Ocasio-Cortez Spilling the Beans, Dave Weigel, A Million Candidates, An Out of Date Scam & Gibson Outduels Johnson

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Non Tweets Under the Fedora Feb 1st: Ocasio-Cortez Spilling the Beans, Dave Weigel, A Million Candidates, An Out of Date Scam & Gibson Outduels Johnson

There have been a lot of com­par­isons between Alexan­dra Oca­sio Cortez and Don­ald Trump but as I read about the plans to pri­mary Cortez from the left it seems that her real crime as far as Democ­rats are con­cerned is really mean­ing what she says, sort of like Trump. Don’t get me wrong the Deep State left is all for the social­ism she is push­ing but not at the expense of their power and she is too will­ing to let the rubes know she actu­ally means it.


This is no likely going to be a pop­u­lar opin­ion among read­ers but I like Dave Weigel. He’s always been friendly to me, has always had time for an inter­view when I’ve asked for one and unlike oth­ers in the Wash­ing­ton Press corps tend to actu­ally show up to places and report. If he thinks Trump sup­port­ers are being played as rubes it doesn’t bother me and I’m cer­tainly not going to throw him under the bus for it, maybe that comes from years of liv­ing with my con­ser­vatism on my sleeve in a deep blue state, but that’s the way it is.


Am I the only per­son on the right who thinks that a big­ger Demo­c­rat clown car in 2020 is more likely to hurt rather than help Don­ald Trump? I fig­ure the more oppo­nents a Demo­c­rat pri­mary win­ner has to over­come the more they will be pre­pared for attacks and the bet­ter they will be able to defend their posi­tions when fac­ing the Don­ald. Of course Trump will have the advan­tage of incum­bency and a strong econ­omy but any­one think­ing that the left is doom­ing itself by a mil­lion can­di­dates is delud­ing themselves.

Inci­dently I don’t think for one moment that the Pres­i­dent isn’t aware of this.


I got a spam/​blackmail email a few days ago from an “anony­mous hacker” (believe it or not that was the actual sender line) claim­ing that they had used my web cam to film me watch­ing porn and demand­ing I send $80 in bit­coin to an address or they’d send the video to all my contacts.

This is actu­ally an old scam and per­haps as I hate scam­mers and black­mail­ers in a future post I’ll dis­play the email and go over the clues which should tell any per­son get­ting it that it’s all BS but what really struck me was that with the cul­ture so degraded, porn so main­streamed and Judeo-​Christians val­ues under attack every­where in the west that in 2019 the idea that view­ing porn and a video thereof would be a suc­cess­ful moti­va­tor for a scam­mer to try black­mail is almost quaint. The “Hacker” is at least a gen­er­a­tion too late as in today’s “look at me” cul­ture a poten­tial tar­get might spread such a video in the hopes of it going viral and get­ting online fame.


1967 St, Louis 5 1924 Wash­ing­ton 1

Backup catcher Dave Rick­ets went 24 with a homer off Wal­ter John­son and Bob Gib­son struck out seven as the 1967 St. Louis Cards defeated the 1924 Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors 51 in a bat­tle of com­plete games.

St. Louis Stuck first as Dave Rick­ets start­ing due to the injury to Tim McCarver dou­bled to open the 2nd and Mike Shan­non beat out a bunt to put run­ners on 13 and Julian Javier sin­gled and Dal Maxwell sin­gled to drive in a pair. When Javier was thrown out try­ing for 3rd by Cen­ter­fielder Wid Matthews and Wal­ter John­son (01) retired the next two it looked like the bleed­ing was over, but after a Curt Flood sin­gle in the 3rd Roger Maris deposited a John­son fast­ball into the right field stands to make it 40 Cards.

That would turn out to be enough as Bob Gib­son (10) one bat­ter later Roger Maris deposited a Wal­ter John­son (01) fast­ball and Bob Gib­son kept Wash­ing­ton largely off the bases until the 7th when with one out Bluege and John­son sin­gled and Sam Rice walked to load the bases Bucky Har­ris hit a sin­gle to left but John­son didn’t have the speed to chal­lenge Brock leav­ing the bases loaded and Gib­son coaxed a dou­ble play ball out of Wid Matthews. Catcher Rick­ets solo shot in the top of the 8th put the excla­ma­tion on the win as Gib­son put out a pair of fires in the 8th and 9th to solid­ify the win.

Javier who drove in the 1st run is bat­ting over .400 in the series. Dave rick­ets has gone 48 replac­ing McCarver thus far. It will be Zach­ery vs Carl­ton in the finale tomorrow.

There have been a lot of comparisons between Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and Donald Trump but as I read about the plans to primary Cortez from the left it seems that her real crime as far as Democrats are concerned is really meaning what she says, sort of like Trump. Don’t get me wrong the Deep State left is all for the socialism she is pushing but not at the expense of their power and she is too willing to let the rubes know she actually means it.


This is no likely going to be a popular opinion among readers but I like Dave Weigel. He’s always been friendly to me, has always had time for an interview when I’ve asked for one and unlike others in the Washington Press corps tend to actually show up to places and report. If he thinks Trump supporters are being played as rubes it doesn’t bother me and I’m certainly not going to throw him under the bus for it, maybe that comes from years of living with my conservatism on my sleeve in a deep blue state, but that’s the way it is.


Am I the only person on the right who thinks that a bigger Democrat clown car in 2020 is more likely to hurt rather than help Donald Trump? I figure the more opponents a Democrat primary winner has to overcome the more they will be prepared for attacks and the better they will be able to defend their positions when facing the Donald. Of course Trump will have the advantage of incumbency and a strong economy but anyone thinking that the left is dooming itself by a million candidates is deluding themselves.

Incidently I don’t think for one moment that the President isn’t aware of this.


I got a spam/blackmail email a few days ago from an “anonymous hacker” (believe it or not that was the actual sender line) claiming that they had used my web cam to film me watching porn and demanding I send $80 in bitcoin to an address or they’d send the video to all my contacts.

This is actually an old scam and perhaps as I hate scammers and blackmailers in a future post I’ll display the email and go over the clues which should tell any person getting it that it’s all BS but what really struck me was that with the culture so degraded, porn so mainstreamed and Judeo-Christians values under attack everywhere in the west that in 2019 the idea that viewing porn and a video thereof would be a successful motivator for a scammer to try blackmail is almost quaint. The “Hacker” is at least a generation too late as in today’s “look at me” culture a potential target might spread such a video in the hopes of it going viral and getting online fame.


1967 St, Louis 5 1924 Washington 1

Backup catcher Dave Rickets went 2-4 with a homer off Walter Johnson and Bob Gibson struck out seven as the 1967 St. Louis Cards defeated the 1924 Washington Senators 5-1 in a battle of complete games.

St. Louis Stuck first as Dave Rickets starting due to the injury to Tim McCarver doubled to open the 2nd and Mike Shannon beat out a bunt to put runners on 1-3 and Julian Javier singled and Dal Maxwell singled to drive in a pair. When Javier was thrown out trying for 3rd by Centerfielder Wid Matthews and Walter Johnson (0-1) retired the next two it looked like the bleeding was over, but after a Curt Flood single in the 3rd Roger Maris deposited a Johnson fastball into the right field stands to make it 4-0 Cards.

That would turn out to be enough as Bob Gibson (1-0) one batter later Roger Maris deposited a Walter Johnson (0-1) fastball and Bob Gibson kept Washington largely off the bases until the 7th when with one out Bluege and Johnson singled and Sam Rice walked to load the bases Bucky Harris hit a single to left but Johnson didn’t have the speed to challenge Brock leaving the bases loaded and Gibson coaxed a double play ball out of Wid Matthews. Catcher Rickets solo shot in the top of the 8th put the exclamation on the win as Gibson put out a pair of fires in the 8th and 9th to solidify the win.

Javier who drove in the 1st run is batting over .400 in the series. Dave rickets has gone 4-8 replacing McCarver thus far. It will be Zachery vs Carlton in the finale tomorrow.