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Don’t confuse McDougal with Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who accepted money through Cohen’s office to put the lid on her alleged affair with Trump in 2006, around the time that Trump’s third wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. Daniels is blond. Sure, McDougal describes a similar affair with Trump that overlapped with Daniels’, as well as Melania’s postpartum adjustment to new motherhood and of course Barron’s early infancy. But McDougal is a brunette.

We were warned

This is The Briefing that the Clinton campaign put out before the election in 2016:

I saw this at the time and I had read a lot of different sources to back it up. So, it didn’t seem far fetched or conspiratorial. They were pretty measured in their presentation, citing only the facts they knew and asking questions about things they didn’t know. Maybe they should have gone all crazy hyperbolic like the Republicans were doing. That might have gotten more attention. Probably Maggie Haberman would have written about how the unlikeable Hillary was desperately trying to deflect attention away from her emails or something like that.

I took this seriously but what if you aren’t a political junky?

It’s probably worse than we think. The handler for Mariia Butina laid out the scenario in 2015 assuming pretty confidently that Republicans would win in 2016.

My tin foil antenna were twitching after August 2016 when both Trump and the media tried to pin Hillary down on what she would do if’s she lost Pennsylvania. That was unlikely at the time, so why PA specifically? It made me think that Trump knew that PA was going to go his way so for it to go Hillary’s way would mean she was going to steal it from him. Like hacking the hackers.

More and more, I’m beginning to think that Hillary actually won the election and that vote totals were changed. It would explain the 3 million vote discrepancy. I can see how 2000 happened with Gore. The vote difference was minute. But 3 million more votes for Clinton and she still lost? Let’s just say I am a skeptic. It feels like PA should have gone her way. I’m just waiting for the evidence.

I think it’s out there. It will surface one way or another.

It’s not too late to turn against Trump, oh you lurkers out there. You can call your senator or congressman and express your discomfort. This is the best time to do it. In a few weeks, all the avenues to make your views known might be disabled to you and America as we know it will be no more.

I only wish I were crazy hyperbolic.


And another thing:

Politico posted today about how 68% of Republicans still support and believe Trump after this week’s disasters. Wow, that sounds like a lot, especially to Americans who are as bad at math as I am. Fortunately, this is one problem I can solve.

Approximately 25% of the country’s voters are registered as Republicans. If 68% of them are still supporting Trump, that’s:

.68 x .25 = .17

Or 17% of Americans support Trump.


Nixon resigned when he got to about 25%

The Republicans should have forced him out by now instead of doubling down because these numbers suggest that they’re definitely going to lose complete stranglehold of Congress in November.

Unless they allow the election to be hacked in their favor. That might explain why fixing the system keeps getting voted down by Republicans in the House. They don’t want to fix it because it’s not broken for them.

But think about it. If they retain Congress in November, that means our country will be governed by a tiny minority.

Amnesty, Trump voters, means that we accept you back. But it comes with responsibilities.


Speaking of responsibility, PA Governor Tom Wolf is already on the election issue:

I don’t know how much it would cost and I am skeptical as to whether the Republicans who have a lock on the PA legislature will go along with it but I would like to see the state convert to mail in paper ballots. PA’s voting machines do not currently have a paper trail, making them a tempting target to the Russians in 2016.