Wednesday, May 25, 2016

State Dept: Hillary Clinton Broke Records Rules: More Drip, Drip Or Just More Yawning

Hillary Clinton Broke State Dept Rules: Color Me Shocked...Mia's Tweet
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Last week, Michael Walsh of The NY Post listed all of Hillary Clinton's speeches. He pointed out correctly that Ronald Reagan was savaged by the media and democrats for several speeches after he left office to the tune of $2M.  As of March 2015,  Hillary Clinton received a total of $21.6M for about 100 speeches since April of 2013. She made $225,000 for most of the speeches with one totaling $400 grand.  This does not include the almost $27M Bill Clinton received to date. The audiences for her speeches included, but were not limited to, Wall Street, the entertainment industry, pharmaceuticals, health care and a variety of associations and foundations. And I won't even go into the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.  As reported, those Clinton initiatives received "contributions" from dictators and some very bad global players (as reported in a new documentary entitled, "Clinton Cash.").

I bring this to your attention because these are the very same people who raise the issue of "economic inequality" as well as attacking those very same institutions that paid her handsomely.  In fact, if you consider those Americans working for minimum wage, it would take them about 15-20 years to make what Hillary made in just one speech.

And today we have breaking news that Hillary Clinton broke government records rules.  This was a an audit report from the State Department's inspector general.  The audit also reported that Clinton's server (private server which is yet another issues) was "attacked." In addition,  the audit found Clinton never sought approval for her personal account nor did her staff seek guidance form the State Department in setting up her account. She also refused to be interviewed for the audit.

Keep in mind, Clinton said on several occasions she didn't break any rules, laws or regulations regarding her private server and emails.  Then again, her first impulse is to always reach for a lie.

So the question remains. Is this another drip, drip or just another big yawner? ---Considering Hillary Clinton never suffers any consequences.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The VA Secretary Likens Wait Times At The VA To Waiting In Line For Cinderella's Castle

"If the government can't even treat its veterans properly, how can it handle healthcare for everyone." NY Post Editorial
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As I've made clear in the past, my experience with VA providers has been good. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the wait times or even getting appointments in a timely fashion.  Just this week, I had an appointment at 1:30 p.m. and didn't leave the facility until 4 p.m. And that was a good day. There have been several occasions when I didn't even see my provider until 3-5 hours after my appointment time. Also, during those times, there are at least 30 vets or more in the same waiting room. The systemic problems don't end with just wait times. At the particular VA clinic I need to attend every 2-3 months, they rarely answer the phone. On many occasions, the phone rang and rang for over 30 minutes with no one answering.  You bring this issue up to them, yet no one does a damn thing about it.

So it came as no surprise to me (and I'm sure other veterans) at the comments made by the VA Secretary  Robert McDonald today: "When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what's important? What's important is, what's your satisfaction with the experience?"

Yo Sparky!  We're not talking about some make-believe carnival rides. In addition, Disney doesn't usually neglect the needs of its customers as the VA has done all too often.  It was just last year when the Lincoln Center for Policy Research reported that "36,000 combat vets" were stuck on hold because the appointment process was broken. They also reported that over 100 VA facilities were implicated in manipulating waiting lists. To add insult to injury, few VA employees were held accountable. In fact, some were even given bonuses.

It's way beyond time for someone to do something about these continued systemic issues. But we already know that. Too many veterans have even died trying to navigate this inefficient and inadequate system of health care.  What say you Mr. Obama?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

You Can Hear Hillary Clinton Whispering To Herself: WTF Happened?

Hillary said just because I've taken hundreds of millions from Wall Street firms doesn't mean I won't go after them if they stop donating...Walter Cronkite (parody Tweet).
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Before I begin my main points, I have to share this observation.  Pundits and others are obsessing about Trump's tax returns. Yet, when it comes to Al Sharpton failing to pay his taxes---not so much.

Hillary Clinton can't be too happy today.  A new Rasmussen Poll shows Trump at 42% to Clinton's 37% in national  general election. In addition, a recent Fox News poll has Trump at 42% and Clinton at 39%.

In the event you missed it,   Bernie supporters rioted at the Nevada Democratic Convention last Saturday. Bernie's minions felt the rules of the convention were "fixed" and the process is "rigged." Supporters were so livid, they booed Sen. Barbara Boxer (she supports Clinton and she's not considered too bright anyway). 

Moreover, many democrats are scratching their heads. Not only due to Bernie's surge but also to how poor a campaign Clinton is running.  If you recall, it was Clinton who said, "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."  Why would any presidential candidate make such a mindless and foolish statement---especially knowing she would be campaigning in coal country?  Of course, we now know she's collected millions in donations from Wall Street big shots---the very class of people many democrats purport to despise? Recall Occupy Wall Street?

As The New York Post  pointed out not long ago: "Hillary Clinton stands for 'whatever happens to serve her needs at the moment---with her so-called principles sure to change the instant her needs do'"

The good news is that more Americans---even many democrats---are starting to catch on to her con.  The bad news is that she will most likely be the dem candidate for president depending on the FBI's investigation.

But we can be sure of one thing. After these weeks of bad news,  Clinton must be whispering to herself: WTF happened?

One More Delicious Side-Bar Today:  A poll of Native Americans was taken regarding the name of the Washington Redskins.  The findings: 9 or 10 Native Americans have NO objection to the team's name. Similar results were found about 9 years ago.  Washington Post Poll

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Failure Is An Option----For Progressives

Hillary is hoping the Justice Dept continues to be more interested in gender-neutral restrooms than mishandled classified documents...Tweet by WH Press Secretary (parody)
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My regular readers might recall a piece I posted about two years ago summarizing the intent of the NYC Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to lobby for the release of Puerto Rican domestic terrorists (FALN). They were responsible for over 100 bombings that resulted in the death of six people and wounding about over 100. They also attacked NYPD headquarters in 1982.

So it didn't come as any surprise to me that Bernie Sanders urged Pres. Obama to offer clemency to Oscar Lopez Rivera.  Who is Oscar Rivera? He was the founder of the FALN. In fact, in 1999, then Pres. Bill Clinton offered clemency to many of the former FALN members.  Rivera turned down Clinton's offer of clemency. And it should surprise no one that NYC, under Marxist sympathizer Mayor DeBlasio, is currently facing charges of corruption. Just as disturbing,  almost 1800 weapons have been confiscated in the city's public schools in the last 10 months---an increase of 25%.  On a daily basis, we're seen progressive failures in many of the cities they mismanage. Oh! And one more issue you likely missed because many in the media failed to report on it extensively.   The Obama administration wants to do away with terms like "felons" and "criminals." Rather, they want those individuals to be designated as "justice-involved individuals."  And then there's the recent decrees from Obama to all public schools to allow all transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their "gender identity."  This directive was made with no input from the parents of public school children.

These are examples of domestic policies illustrating the toxicity of progressive ideology. We've witnessed Obama's foreign policy failures in Syria (erasing red lines only to be replaced by red lines soaked in blood) and Libya (Benghazi especially), In addition, Putin keeps flipping Obama the bird (Russian aircraft buzzing our naval vessels), Iran does the same making a joke of the Iran Deal (and we learned 2 weeks ago from one of Obama's foreign policy advisors that the Iran Deal was a deception upon the American public and the press). We learned the same about Obamacare from one of his advisors.  And even China gave Obama the finger last February by deploying new missile systems on one of its man-made islands in the South China Sea. In short, these foreign policy failures show that Mr. Obama is more concerned about his legacy than about the national security of our nation.

Yet, too many Americans fall for these scams. How else can one explain the same progressive politicians being re-elected over and over again? Even Hillary Clinton-whose legacy is more stained that Monica's blue dress-is still running for the nation's highest office.  Revisiting the late Christopher Hitchens, he reminded us that the progressive political class plays the same shell game on Americans and laughing as we all fall for it---again. (Source:  Michael Walsh).

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Political Establishment Is Adept At Double-Crossing Its Constituents

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.."...Abe Lincoln
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Abe Lincoln was very prescient. He knew well the political class was good at fooling the people some of the time and some of the people all the time.  He also knew all of the people could not be fooled all of the time (the only exception is the low information crowd who manages to be fooled almost all the time---especially by the progressive political class.  We're watching this being played out by those who currently support Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders).

Of all political races in my lifetime, this one clearly proves "you cannot fool all of the people all the time."  It's one of the reasons why Trump has done so well (I know. I know. Some will argue he fits Lincoln's adage too.  The difference, in my opinion, is about the people who are fed up with both political parties always flipping them the bird. The political establishment is adept at double-crossing its constituents).

In particular, the deceit by the political establishment runs deep.  Just last week, we found out the Obama administration deceived the American people and the media with the Iran Deal. We already know too well the deception involving Obamacare because one of its designers, Jonathan Gruber, admitted just that less than two years ago.

But now I believe we are witnessing something even more disturbing.  Republican elites who have openly admitted the would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.  Countless other Republicans said they would not vote for Trump even against Hillary Clinton. (Sources: Time, Fortune and Yahoo News).  This posture on the part of these Republicans might change in the coming months especially on what Paul Ryan decides to do (he met with Trump last week).
And while I've never been a big Trump fan during this campaign, I believe the mission of the Republican Party should be to defeat Hillary Clinton---even if that means voting for Donald Trump.

I will also ad this. If you are a Republican who decides to vote for Hillary Clinton, all you need to do is look into your rear view mirror. It's one of the reasons we've had eight years of Obama. Millions of Republican voters decided to stay at home in 2012. The outcome was four more years of an Obama administration.  If you're fine with a Hillary Clinton administration beginning next January, don't bitch and whine.  You're weeping will fall upon deaf ears.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Absurdities Are Becoming The New Normal

You might be a liberal if college students need a safe place, but NC children in a bathroom don't...Razor's Tweet
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Earlier today, I couldn't help pondering the absurdities we've been witnessing by the progressive political class in just the last eight years,  As I was thinking about this, I recalled that Michael Moore was given a seat of prominence (a YUGE seat) at the 2004 Democrat convention. He sat next to Jimmy Carter. If America didn't foresee what was coming during Obama's tenure, they should have. That seating of Moore was Obama's first message to America: My kind of "transformation" is coming.

So I thought of other absurdities.  The following is my short list but not by any means a full accounting. That would take a book the size of The Bible.

  • On the Democrat ticket for president, we have both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. ABSURD considering they would further plunge America into progressive hell.
  • A Rachel Doelzal, a white woman, tried to convince others she was black. ABSURD!
  • The state of North Carolina is catching hell (now from Obama's DOJ) for informing their citizens men and women should be using separate bathroom facilities based on the gender they were born with. ABSURD to think men---who still have a full package---should be using a female public toilet facility.
  • A U.S. Senator wins her seat in the Senate by proclaiming she's a native American. And many voters bought that ABSURD claim.
  • Political African-Americans should be held in high esteem---unless, of course, they happen to be conservative Blacks...ABSURD!
  • Progressives on college campuses support tolerance and diversity....unless the students happen to be conservative. Or, even more disturbing, unless they support Israel. ABSURD!
  • Police shooting of Blacks is an epidemic. Even the left-wing Washington Post found white cops shooting unarmed black men accounted for less than 4% of total police shootings.  And in 75% of those shootings, police were either under attack or protecting civilians.  Cop killing is an epidemic---ABSURD!
  • Progressives want Americans to believe Socialism is now acceptable. They want us to Feel the Bern.  What we do know about Socialism is that its subjects always feel the pain. Socialism!  ABSURD!
  • When progressives attack black conservatives, it's always about policies. But when white conservatives attack black politicians---it's racism. ABSURD!
  • Progressives like Hillary Clinton attack Republicans for waging a war on women. That's conspicuously ABSURD considering it was Clinton who started waging the war on women.
  • Progressives like Hillary Clinton want women making the same wage as men.  Unless, of course, it's women who worked for her and made less than their male counterparts. How ABSURD is her claim?
  • The presstitutes in the media hail the notion for economic equality. How ABSURD is that coming from a profession where senior executives and their top anchors make millions just for reading off a teleprompter.
  • Many in the media want the public to believe they are actually objective, honest and ethical. ABSURD!
  • Progressives always proclaim "right to choose."---unless it's the right to own a firearm, the right to send your child to a charter school, the right to have your child rather than abort your child or the right to own a business and sell your product to whomever you choose.  ABSURD!
  • It's acceptable to be a bold-faced liar like Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton ("I did not have sex with that woman Monica Lewinski) or President Obama with just his Iran Deal to name one. But have a conservative be caught in a lie?  Mon Dieu!! ABSURD!
  • A progressive political class and media who try to convince us that "gun free zones" are actually safe places.  ABSURD!
  • The political class that tries to convince us that the millions of pages of government regulations are for the "greater good."  ABSURD!
  • A political class that tries to convince us that Reid, Pelosi, Boehner and other political miscreants are actually looking out for the American people.  ABSURD!
  • Most of the progressive gun control advocates from D.C. to Hollywood live in gated communities and have personal armed body guards.  Yet, they want us to be unarmed. ABSURD!
  • A political and elite class that tries to convince us that we can COEXIST with Islamists. ABSURD!
  • It's still George W.Bush's fault. ABSURD!
  • Smoking tons of weed is good for us. Smoking one cigarette or cigar is bad. ABSURD!
  • Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?  ABSURD!
  • "We can't have people who just violate the law and then just walk away from  it." H. Reid the same guy who supports illegal immigration. ABSURD!
As you can clearly see, the absurdities are endless.  Or, as Josh Earnst, a parody Twitter account wrote recently: "Looks like POTUS won't be able to work on our plan for ISIS today. He's busy launching an attack on real terrorists, North Carolinians."






Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Iran Deal Was More Than A Clusterf#ck---It Was Deception

Iran Claims It Launched Monkey Into Space...The Onion
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Last July, I declared the Obama administration's Iran Deal was its his biggest clusterf#ck yet. At the time, we knew Iran was directly involved in global terrorism (it still is),  We knew they supported Hamas against Israel (they still do).  In short, the Iran evil empire continues its war against Western civilization.

But we didn't know this: The Obama administration lied to the American people. Lying is nothing new to progressives.  However, as John Podhoretz reported, editor of Commentary Magazine, the Obama administration used "deceit" to sell the Iran Deal.  But what's even more surprising, the deception was reported by the New York Times---not the National Review or The Daily Caller or even Brietbart---all conservative publications. No, the revelation came from a left-wing news source.

This is what we do know thus far:
  • The Obama administration sold the American people, Congress and the press, a false narrative.
  • The press (the dupes in this entire episode) were simply repeating talking points given to them by the Obama administration.  In this case, the mastermind of the deception was Ben Rhodes, the Obama administration's adviser for strategic communications.
  • According to The Times piece, Obama misled the public.
  • In fact, Rhodes actually admitted the media did not properly report on the deal as well as how the administration fed this deception to reporters. Rhodes said: "Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns...They literally know nothing."  In other words, he's admitting how easy it is to con the media.
At the end of my July piece, I asked: Would you believe these pricks? (I know. Rough language but appropriate in this case). Well, the answer is now clear:  We can't.