Finally.  Actual Russian hacking.  Not more of this Steele Dossier baloney or Facebook ads jibba-jabba.  I have one more post in me today.  Here it is.

The Russian government successfully hacked into the voter rolls in a small number of US states during the run-up to the 2016 election, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Jeanette Manfra, the Homeland Security official tasked with securing the system from hackers, told NBC News that a total of 21 states were targeted and “an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.”

The article went on to note that the Russians had previously hacked the Social Security Death Master File.  They were then able to cross reference the names of the deceased and remove the names of dead people from the voter rolls in all 21 states.  And that is why Hillary lost the election.

Amazing, if true, but what was the point of it?  Why not delete names or change information, cause some real chaos by preventing people from voting?  Perhaps we’ll never know.

*Totally unrelated Wikileaks tweet

9 comments

  1. In 2018 if you are still denying that Russia meddled in our elections, or “need more proof” or believe in your heart there was meddling but insist on carrying water buckets for a conman out of some sense of deluded faith in a partisan side I think you are probably too stupid to be engaged seriously.

    But I digress… how did that Missouri special election go? I haven’t heard much on the topic here, and I don’t want to have to keep everyone honest all the time.

    Do you believe me yet that the cuckocalypse of 2018 is real or do you insist on rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic by being deliberately thick over unimportant, off in the weeds conspiracy theories?

  2. In 2018 if you are still denying that Russia meddled in our elections, or “need more proof” or believe in your heart there was meddling but insist on carrying water buckets for a conman out of some sense of deluded faith in a partisan side I think you are probably too stupid to be engaged seriously.

    I flatly don’t trust the word of the intelligence agencies. It has nothing to do with partisanship. It comes from a lifetime of watching their dishonesty and ineptitude. I’ve seen plenty in the last week to fully justify that viewpoint.

    But I digress… how did that Missouri special election go?

    Pretty good, on balance. Missouri Republicans won four seats and still hold a supermajority in both the state House and Senate. Democrats managed to flip one seat by a mere 100 votes despite everything I keep hearing about how energized they are with Trump hatred.

    I haven’t heard much on the topic here, and I don’t want to have to keep everyone honest all the time.

    Ha! Physician, heal thyself.

    cuckocalypse

    Look we need an intervention here. That just isn’t going to catch on as a meme no matter how much you keep trying to force it. You throw some derivation of “cuckapolypse” or “uncuckening” or what-have-you on almost every other thread and it isn’t taking.

    I mean, it doesn’t even make sense. Are Republicans cuckolding people and Democrats are reaffirming their marital rights or something? It’s simply failing. Time to come up with something new when you’re trying to hijack my threads with off-topic rants and diatribes about how you don’t care about the topic under discussion.

  3. Haha this about sums it all up. This administration is the man behind the curtain.

    Schiff is making fun of Republicans for not wanting to release the full, unredacted Democrat Memo that they loaded up with intelligence information which the FBI can’t possibly agree to release? Why does that sound familiar?

    Shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who reads this blog except the one guy who doesn’t want to discuss these things under the posts they’re actually about and instead inserts them into unrelated posts as off-topic observations.

    I look forward to next week, during which I’ll probably have a post about pre-election polling or something else and you’ll start going on about the “cuckening of voter registrations at the hands of Putin” or some such noise.

  4. This is also a good time to remind you that you have posting rights to this blog and always have. If you don’t think a topic is getting due attention, write a post and publish it.

    Hijacking my threads and complaining that I’m avoiding topics when you have the ability to make your own posts is really unfair and dishonest on your part.

  5. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/07/democrats-flip-deep-red-missouri-state-house-seat-signal-problems-for-gop.html

    It’s funny you should see it that way, because your view of this special election isn’t even shared by Fox News.

    I know I can post to the front but I’m not going to clutter up the front page with duelling banjo type posts. I don’t think it’s dishonest or unfair to point out you’re avoiding topics that might be more relevant as opposed to gaslighting the front page.

    If you sincerely hold these viewpoints (and I think you do) I would be remiss as a friend not to point out that that no one else but you seems to see the emporer’s new clothes.

  6. I know I can post to the front but I’m not going to clutter up the front page with duelling banjo type posts.

    Then I will start moving your off-topic comments to relevant or open posts going forward as I would anyone else.

    I don’t think it’s dishonest or unfair to point out you’re avoiding topics that might be more relevant as opposed to gaslighting the front page.

    Then throw that shit into the open threads, which exist for that very purpose.

  7. The Russian government successfully hacked into the voter rolls in a small number of US states during the run-up to the 2016 election, it was revealed on Wednesday.

    I swear to god, that i head or read this 5 months or more ago. and it was assumed it was hackers after personal information, not a act by a states intel organs.

  8. I can’t say. I wonder if it’s that saying the Russians did it gives the states protection from liability.

    I recall when Sony got hacked. At first, there was no reason to think North Korea had anything to do with it. Then somebody wondered out loud if the North Koreans did it because of that comedy movie about Kim Jong Un that nobody remembers. So the hacker was like, “Uh, yeah! I’m North Korean”. Sony went along with it.

    There were those who suggested that Sony didn’t want it to come out if an insider did it because their shareholders would flip out. But of course if North Korea did it with its resources and capabilities, why, Sony was defenseless! They can’t be blamed when they’re targeted by a nation-state instead of a random pissed off employee.

    Blaming Russians is a lot safer than blaming states for lax security controls, as exemplified by this shithead:

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