Xerox Parc – Office Alto Commercial From 1972

In this short one-minute commercial, Xerox introduces its vision for the office of the future. Years ahead of its time, the 1972 Xerox Alto featured Ethernet networking, a full page display, a mouse, laser printing, e-mail, and a windows-based user interface. Although it’s high price limited sales, the Alto was a groundbreaking invention and the inspiration for the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

(via Laughing Squid)

Today in the Basket of Deplorables

Alt-Right Movement Presents Its Vision for an All-White Society With Trump Paving the Way:

Spencer’s ideas about race are intertwined with his support for Trump. Spencer explained that he likes Trump’s immigration policy, which not only calls for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants but also reduces legal immigration into the country. (Spencer’s ideal policy would also favor immigrants from Europe.) But as Spencer put it, it’s Trump’s more intangible qualities that make him a hero of the alt-right. To Spencer, Trump’s brash style suggests a white savoir, unwilling to be bullied by the politically correct crowd.

“I don’t think our support of Trump is really about policy at the end of the day,” Spencer said. “I think it’s really about Trump’s style, the fact that he doesn’t back down, the fact that he’s willing to confront his enemies…You look at that and you think, ‘This is what a leader looks like.'”

Spencer continued, “It really is about him and it’s about, in a way, projecting onto him our hopes and dreams. There’s something called ‘me magic,’ and that is a self-fulfilling prophecy…We want to make Trump; we want to imagine him in our image. And that is maybe—you can see that in a meme of Trump as a Napoleon or Trump as some figure out of the Dune novels in an arcade of the future in a robotic suit of armor fighting enemies. All of that stuff is silly, all of that stuff is ridiculous, but it actually gets at something real and that is that we want something more, we want something heroic, we want something that is not defined by liberalism or individual rights or bourgeois norms. We want something that is truly European and truly heroic.”

For this description, Spencer was greeted with much applause by his fans in the room. He elaborated that rather than a multicultural America, his ideal is a white empire. He described his “dream…ethno-state” as “a homeland for all Europeans,” which would take an “imperial form.”

Harlem Hate Pastor: Donald Trump Makes It OK To Shoot Mexicans, Shoot Muslims, Shoot Liberals:

“America, we like our guns. We want to start shooting again. And Donald gives us the opportunity to feel like we can shoot again. Americans are tired of being pushed around by Muslims and Mexicans. Everywhere you look, the Muslims, the Mexicans. I mean, my God…. Americans are tired of it… We want to start shooting again. And Donald says we can shoot again. Shoot the Mexicans. Shoot the Muslims. Shoot the liberals. Shoot everybody.” – Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin: Patriots Might Have To Shed Blood During A Hillary Clinton Presidency:

“Somebody asked me yesterday, I did an interview and they said, ‘Do you think it’s possible, if Hillary Clinton were to win the election, do you think it’s possible that we’ll be able to survive? That we would ever be able to recover as a nation?’ And while there are people who have stood on this stage and said we would not, I would beg to differ. But I will tell you this: I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots. Whose blood will be shed?

Mike Pence Refuses To Call David Duke ‘Deplorable’

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence refused on Monday to say David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is a “deplorable” supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pushed Pence, Trump’s running mate, to respond to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying on Friday that half of her rival’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables.”

“There are some supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence who ? David Duke, for example, some other white nationalists ? who would fit into that category of deplorables, right?” Blitzer asked.

First, Pence dodged.

And then there’s this rally:

The Latest Conspiracy Theory

Oh dear:

We’ve seen some truly excellent conspiracy theories in American politics, but perhaps none as contrived as the ones that have bubbled to the forefront during this election season. Maybe it is a result of the mainstreaming of the alt-right or maybe it is because the Internet allows for faster dissemination of ideas and more participation than ever before. Whatever the reason is, we are fortunate to have such top-notch entertainment, even if the electoral implications it could have are somewhat disconcerting.

Better even than the rumors that Hillary Clinton wears an earpiece or has people murdered with the flippancy of a Game of Thrones villain, today’s theory is that she has a body double. That double, in fact, was supposedly out and about in the Democratic nominee’s stead yesterday following the pneumonia-related collapse that was seen ’round the world. Per the theorists, the double allegedly walked out of Chelsea Clinton‘s apartment after the former Secretary of State went inside to recover from her faint.

Trump: I Don’t Want Moderator for Debate

From The Hill:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday called for a debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton without a moderator.

He said a debate with a moderator could be “rigged” and would be unfair.

“I think maybe we should have no moderator. Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate, because I think the system is being rigged so it’s going to be a very unfair debate,” Trump said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“I think we should have a debate with no moderator, just Hillary and I sitting there talking,” he said.

Trump cited last week’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on NBC moderated by Matt Lauer, whose performance was panned, including by The New York Times and Clinton’s campaign.

“The system is being gamed,” Trump declared Monday. “They all said I won and that Matt Lauer was easy on me. Well, he wasn’t. I thought he was very professional, I have to be honest. I think he’s been treated very unfairly. ”

“What they’re doing is they’re gaming the system so that when I go into the debate, I’m going to be treated very, very unfairly by the moderators,” Trump said.