It details the Kremlin’s plan to foment discord and division in America.

(Mission accomplished, by the way. Thanks a lot, Kremlin.)

(And thanks, Obama, because most of this happened BEFORE Trump was elected, and all of it started then. And while I’m thanking the guilty parties, thanks a lot Zuckerberg. You too, Twitter guys.)

Important reading for every thinking American.

“The Conspiracy has a strategic goal, which continues to this day, to sow division and discord in the U.S. political system, including by creating social and political polarization, undermining faith in democratic institutions, and influencing U.S. elections, including the upcoming 2018 midterm election. The Conspiracy has sought to conduct what it called internally ‘information warfare against the United States of America’ through fictitious U.S. personas on social media platforms and other Internet-based media.

Members of the Conspiracy, posing as U.S. persons, operated fictitious social media personas, pages, and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences and to address divisive U.S. political and social issues or advocate for the election or electoral defeat of particular candidates. These personas, groups and pages falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists when, in fact, they were controlled by members of the Conspiracy”

In my opinion, Twitter and Facebook bear a great deal of responsibility for these actions. They have the technology to identify bots and foreigners posting as Americans, but those fake accounts persist to this day. As Ricky Ricardo might say, they have a lot o’ ‘splainin’ to do. Again in my opinion, I personally, working with one dedicated and highly skillful techie, could do a better job of eliminating pernicious fake accounts from Facebook than their massive staff has done. I haven’t really taken a hard look at Twitter, and that may be more complicated than Facebook, but I think I could have Facebook cleaned up in a month.

In an opinion piece for the right-wing Daily Caller, Stone published an exchange he had with Steve Bannon, then the chief executive of the Trump campaign.


Last week he said he never discussed WikiLeaks with anybody from the Trump campaign. “There are no such communications,” Stone said, “and if Bannon says there are, he would be dissembling.”

That was his position until the communications were actually produced. Now he has a new position.

Roger Stone is to innocence as Lea Seydoux is to wearing clothing. It’s almost impossible to find an example of either.

I don’t know if you could name a bigger bullshitter or a bigger loudmouth braggart than Donald Trump, but if you absolutely needed a candidate, Stone would be your go-to guy.

The Giants legend has passed away at 80

He hit more than 500 homers and led the NL three times. In 1965 he and Willie Mays teamed up to hit 91 homers.


One commenter made an interesting point – Willie frequently had more walks than strikeouts, including four consecutive years. In fact, in his MVP year he drew so many walks that he led the NL in on-base percentage (not to mention in slugging average as well). In his prime, from 1965 to 1971, ages 27 to 33, his on-base percentage was a sparkling .404 for that seven-year period. He led the league in OPS three consecutive times during that period.

Here’s a measure of how much respect pitchers had for Willie: before Barry Bonds came along, Willie held the major league record for intentional walks in a season.