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It's Time to Arrest Hillary Ramrod Cinton!

The greatest advantage HRC has in keeping her campaign alive, and her old ass out of jail, is the half-hour news cycle and citizens with the attention span of a puppy in a yard full of squirrels.

News programs these days are loaded with little more than teasers about what is actually happening in the world. By cranking out short segments and repeating them over and over all day, Fox, CNN, the networks, etc. give the appearance of doing their jobs. They never have to really dig or layout complex stories and do any REAL analysis of what they are reporting. The kind of analysis you will see here and now. What I am about to discuss is correct and based on facts released by the Intel IG, the State Dept. and – stupidly – by HRC, herself. There is much more out there, but the people with the connections and resources to pursue it are too lazy or morally corrupt to do so.

With just this episode – there have been other very serious offenses committed by HRC, personally – crimes have been committed that make anything Nixon did vanish in significance. But the FBI drags its feet and those in a position to inform the public are simply taking talking points and released documents and passing them along with no real effort expended.

Some of the talking heads at Fox News are fond of saying that this steady drip, drip of news will hurt Clinton. That’s preposterous. She and her friends at State are controlling the flow to keep the story at a very low boil hoping to make her nomination a fait accompli, and any effort to undo it, a political conspiracy. The FBI slow-walking the investigation makes them complicit already. Without an informed electorate to deal with, they’ll continue running interference for Clinton.

If we are to avoid having an actual criminal running for president in the general election, this story must be exploded in the press and explained from the beginning up to the present, so people can finally see what this woman has done to sully herself and her office. Hillary Clinton must be placed under arrest. There is more than enough evidence to do that. More charges can always be added later as more emails are recovered from the server she “slicked” to hide evidence. Yes, another criminal offense.

I’ll give you a “for instance” regarding the FBI’s complicity on this matter. If it were discovered that I, while working in my previous job, had a computer at home, on which I conducted sensitive government business without having it properly authorized, I’d have been immediately arrested and my house would have been torn apart until every speck of evidence was gathered by investigators. I would have been immediately charged with crimes for simply having and using the computer at home. It would be a slam dunk.

If, in the course of the investigation, it was discovered that I had classified information or Privacy Act information or just For Official Use Only (FOUO) information on that computer, the charges would simply be laid on as they came to light. This would be done by honest investigators to prevent me from tampering with evidence or taking a runner.

By failing to treat HRC like any other criminal suspect, having caught her red-handed with the goods, the FBI not only gave her the opportunity to destroy evidence, leaving to doubt if we will ever get all the information she compromised, but they have allowed the story to fester and her lies to gain steam in the public eye.

And here’s how the criminal suspect is taking advantage of the time the FBI has provided.

There is an ever-evolving set of talking points used to cover up or play down Clinton’s crimes against the citizens of these United States. Many of the older points listed in a brilliant, earlier post are still recycled and regurgitated. But unscrupulous mouth-pieces also keep an ear out for new ones they are expected to obediently parrot on behalf of BJ Bill’s wife.

Here are two from last weekend.

First, Clinton’s minions are claiming that the State Department’s withholding of the 22 new, incriminating emails was a case of “over-classification run amuck.” Really?

Well, let’s think about that.  I will allow for the fact that most Clinton supporters do very little thinking. Those that do only think of ways of lying to themselves or others in order to keep this criminal’s political hopes alive.

We are told neither the hag nor her campaign have anything to do with the emails being released. Okay, well then how would they know the content of the 22 Top Secret, unreleased emails well enough to make a judgement as to the value of their classification? She is either lying because she doesn’t know which of the thousands of classified documents she released onto the internet were being withheld by State, or the Department of State is allowing her team to review the ones being released, thereby collaborating in the (criminal?) contempt of a judge’s requirements.

Another phony line comes from Erikka Knuti of Purple Strategies.[1.Do you like how they do that? “Purple” as if to say, “We’re not blue (Democrat) or red (Republican). We’re purple, for all the people, promoting understanding and civility. Yeah, right.] Her talking point? “All of this (the server, the cell phone, the passing of classified information) was perfectly legal in 2009.”

There is only one tiny problem with that statement: It is completely untrue.

In 2009, if you wanted to work remotely with government information there was an intense procedure that had to be followed. Any device (lap top, desk top, hand-held) would be government property. An official IT person charged with the task, would have to take the device out of the box, and make it compliant with government programs. That would not be the IT guy you talked into coming to your house and working under the table, without the proper authorization.

All work done on any of these devices would be through a government network, of the proper classification ONLY. All emails would go through the same network and be held AUTOMATICALLY on government servers. While you can say a server is just another computer, it doesn’t allow for the procedures to be sidestepped. They are there to protect the employee (even the Secretary of State) and the information for the purposes of security, history and oversight. 

Ignorance of these facts, as anyone who has ever taken training, as HRC did, in the handling of sensitive information, IS NOT AN EXC– USE. Nor is, “I forgot”, or “It was done for convenience”, nor are any of the other myths the Clinton drones are pushing.

The “just for convenience” line is an example sine qua non of the blindingly arrogant way in which BJ Bill’s wife conducts her affairs. Instead of carrying two small devices – her own for private messages – and one owned and provided by the government, for official business, Clinton expects people to believe she found it convenient to wire her house to hell and gone, pay for expensive computer equipment, bring a guy home from work to do unauthorized work, pay a higher utility bill, pay two companies to back up her server (neither of which was cleared to store the information) and coach others to commit crimes by cutting and pasting classified information into unclassified documents in order to send them along to HRC.[2. We have that last tidbit, her tutoring others to break the law, in writing.] This was all more convenient than carrying two small devices.

Even if you overlook the lie about numbers of devices – she carried two and possibly three – the fact remains she expected this “convenience” lie to be believed no matter how ridiculous the facts made it look.

The evidence would indicate that this woman intentionally ignored the law, set up a private server and intentionally shielded her work as an official of these United States from oversight and historical protection. In doing so, it becomes clearer every day that she did so to the endangerment of people’s lives and the degradation of our national security.

Worst of all, she had a cadre of enablers, including the President of the United States.

A comical side note: On 3 Feb, speaking on CNN, this lying creep said that the vast right-wing conspiracy is still the problem here, going all the way back to 1993 with her and BJ Bill lying for years about his abuse of women. The present day right-wing conspirators include the slow-walking FBI and an Obama appointee.

2/5/16: Last night, the thing said if she is to be investigated, others MUST be as well. So…Powell and Rice had spillage so what if I loaded an unsecured server with thousands of classified documents. Is that the new defense?

In trying to quantify and detail her level of contempt toward the American people, language fails.

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THE REEMERGENCE OF THE AMERICAN SUCKER or GETTING HUMPED BY TRUMP

If you can believe the polls, you can assume by the end of the night Donald Trump will have carried Iowa in the first primary head count of the season. (Update: Iowa vindicated itself by NOT handing Trump a coronation.)

More curious than his meteoric rise in the run up, are the sources of support he enjoys in America’s heartland. To these eyes, his success in Iowa is one of the biggest con jobs in political history. But that’s just one man’s opinion. This is not, however, an opinion without some merit and thought.

New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state, pay attention. You are in the midst of being flimflammed yourselves. If you love freedom, the polls say you are on a disastrous path. (Update: New Hampshire is no longer the Live Free or Die state. It is now the Say Anything and I’ll Buy It state.)

Consider: Donald J. Trump is the most left-wing candidate in the Republican field. But his victory will be provided by people who vote for someone because they are Christian[1. If you read my book or my blogs, you know that I find identity politics based on race or religion to be the sleaziest and most damaging to the social fabric] or because they say they are voting for the one who will be the most conservative.

If you are an informed voter, you are laughing at Iowans already. If you’re not I’ll tell you why you should feel free to do so.

We’ll deal with the ill-informed “conservatives” first. These facts are beyond dispute. Trump is a crony capitalist. He cemented a great deal of support, sapping it directly from Cruz, with his stance on government corn. That would be the food many Iowans grow to be put into gas tanks, on the orders of the nanny state, that the rest of the country doesn’t want in their gas tanks. But evidently, a majority of Iowa’s “conservatives” want that government corn to keep on growing, to the benefit of no one except the super farms that are cleaning up on the guaranteed cash. Some say that the direct subsidy given to the farms has ended. And so it has. But when it was ended, the law to keep putting food in our gas tanks remained in place and the percentage required to be mixed with our gasoline went up to 15%. The farms growing the government corn are still swimming in our hard-earned money.

Trump is a huge fan of eminent domain for narrowly focused private enterprises. Here’s the scam. Sleazy politicians get in bed with businessmen and tell citizens that their homes are to be given to the business men so the can build a condo community, or whatever. They will be compensated in the form of a price, agreed to by the government and the sleazy businessmen. If they refuse, they’ll be moved anyway. In his own defense he has said that those who say they don’t want to leave their homes are just greedy and holding out for more money. He also says they make 5 or 10 times what their property is worth.

The former statement is just another example of Trump’s shocking inability to see that there are things more important to people than money and his stupid condo project. The latter is simply a lie. Most people facing displacement under eminent domain are rarely compensated for the market value of their property. Those who are don’t see 10 times the value of their property. In other words, Trump is lying or ignorant of the facts. Neither would be a surprise.

It is important to point out that recently Trump has insisted that without eminent domain we’d have no road, bridges, pipelines, etc. This is a lie of misdirection. The uses of eminent domain people are complaining about are of the Kelo vs New London variety. These were not instances where a utility or major corridor would result, benefittig a huge swath of a state of region. These are cases like the one I cite above. People are forced from their homes, whatever the price, so one man or company can enjoy private profit from a narrow group of customers. When challenged on this, Trump simply avoids the specifics of the question and talks about roads and utilities again. But it is still a lie. You can bet, once nominated, the press won’t give him a break on this. He will be cross-examined in every interview. He’s not prepared for that kind of grilling.

Finally, the favorite of conservatives everywhere, Trump wants, and once in office will fight for, a single-payer healthcare system. He has yet to be called on this by another candidate. And he should be. His debating skills are that of a middle school girl. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel for a candidate to pick apart his argument on health care. But first that candidate has to have the guts to  make the case. As of the caucuses, there isn’t a gonad in sight. With all due respect to Carly, I speak metaphorically. Although she has shown more “balls’ than her counterparts on several occasions.

But the real belly laugh comes from the “religious right”. The latest surge Trump has enjoyed comes out of his embarrassing performance at Liberty “University”. It turned out to be a match made in heaven (pun intended). The guy who made billions wheeling and dealing in real estate meets the guy whose family fortune comes from the soaking folks with the religious angle. Trump swooped in, cocked up a bible quote, (one may safely assume he made a generous donation to the “university”), and voila, Falwell endorses Trump.

Within days the “religious” right is all about the Donald. Perhaps it is due to Trump’s similarities to Duck Dynasty. Successful business people, “reality” TV shows, no special displays of social maturity, but they say they’re Christian. Ya know, samey-same.

While your host disapproved of Cruz announcing his candidacy at the same “university” and felt the speech smacked heavily of theocracy, I still stand in awe at how easily swayed the”religious” right seems to be. They suddenly see Trump as Mister God, Mister Morality…over Cruz? Trump is a monument to pointless greed and empty vanity, among other of the deadly sins. Do you people research anything for yourselves?

I hope the polls and my assessment are wrong about Iowa. I hope they show some sense in their collective decision-making. Of course, I have been hoping since June that Trump was real and was going to get serious with no luck there yet. A low turnout would not bode well for the Donald. There is hope, but I’m not sanguine.

For the record, Rand Paul remains the most adult figure in the non-establishment group but he needs to get a lot louder. SOON. (Update: He’s gone back to Kentucky to pursue his Senate seat. Would Carly Fiorina please stand up and get loud?)

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Another Love Letter to the Left.

Update: Watching the polls, I have to give proper respect to a growing number of Democrats who are showing real character and are no longer supporting Hillary just because they were ordered to do so by the thought police. Well done to all. I mean that sincerely.

When I was a kid, my mother worked for the Democrats. My parents were FDR fans who once had the opportunity to drive his son to our hometown from the airport – big stuff for a small-town couple.

A man named Joe Burleson would come by the house a lot during election seasons. He organized the distribution of leaflets and saw to providing poll monitors (a job my mother did every election, in all weather). I’m sure Mr. Burleson did more, but I don’t recall the details. He was a nice man.

I do remember that as I got older, I started to ask him questions about politics. I asked the difference in the parties, how hard it was to get elected to an office and so on. I also remember him being different from other Democrats as I understood them to be. The party was multi-faceted in those days. Everybody from local business people to early hippies to hard-nosed blue-collar types were a part of the mix and discussion was lively.

It’s not that way anymore. The only “business” people on the left nowadays are looking to the government to protect them from competition. They don’t really give a hoot in hell about issues. They just want to purchase a politician or two. The free-spirited hippies are now the thought Nazis running the party and everyone else is expected to fall into line lest they be labeled a hater, a liar, a scab or worse. It’s a pretty lock-step affair.

And the standard-bearer is someone without scruples, who will sign on to any idea, use anyone and throw anyone under the bus in order to garner more personal power. Does she care about the “war on women”? Not on your life. But it sounds good.

I started to believe that there was nothing, and possibly no one, in Democrat politics left to respect. Then, almost out of nowhere comes Bernie Sanders. He is a brash, sometimes cranky, unapologetic Socialist. I am fairly confident that he doesn’t understand how his ideology is in itself a corrupting influence. That, in a weird way, makes him more appealing to someone like me.

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If Sanders were elected President, I (libertarian, fiscal conservative) would be disappointed, but would count myself as the loyal, if strident, opposition.

His chief opponent, HRC, is a complete contrivance of party and press. Real excitement for her candidacy exists only in the minds of Clinton doctrinaires, the press (often the same creature) and her staff. If you see her interviewed, you’d think the nation was on fire to see her elected and this illusion has been pushing the poles lately. Yet she still has a hard time filling even the smallest venues. That’s because many already think they have to hold their noses and vote for her. More on why in a minute, but that is the reason I am most bewildered by the modern lefty.

Who the hell says you must be so damned obedient? Look at Sanders again. Look at the folks who have ventured out to listen to him – by the thousands. Observe how steadfast he is to his principles. Can you say that about Hillary?

No, of course not. The fact is she hasn’t carried out a single post in government honorably or effectively. And that is not me talking. Every aspect of her political life has resulted in the need to lie, obfuscate, apologize or rationalize in order to justify her pending coronation.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a supporter following her address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York April 29, 2015. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)
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I’ll give you one example among hundreds. I have watched with amusement as this woman’s campaign trotted out the misogynist-in-chief to stump for her. I hear pundits ominously warn the right not to go after Bill for his rapes and dalliances because he is so popular, being the first black president and all.[1. An interesting take on the term, discussing the woman who coined it] But the key to this discussion is not Bill. It’s Hillary. While Bill was mindlessly slapping his meat on tables across the country from California to Arkansas and DC, Hillary took it upon herself to be the lead character assassin, directing low-life operatives to destroy the character and sometimes the lives of those Bill used or abused. [2. Details here from Hitchens, no wide-eyed conservative, he.] In the present argument, Hillary is the problem and is most deserving of scorn. This can’t be spun.

In order to get past this, real liberals, honest Democrats must pretend it never happened so they can justify falling into line with the rest of the cattle and voting for this wretched political creature.

Look, Sanders is a Socialist. When she is not street-walking for big money donors, so is Hillary. While I see such politics as utterly wrong-headed, I still can’t understand why so many on the left would still give their loyalty, much less their vote to someone so undeserving as Clinton.

I hope many on the other side of the political divide consider this soon. I hope so as fervently as I hope Donald Trump proves he is not just a fly in the ointment before Iowa. What are the chances of either, would you say?

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Duh. Yawn.

Sunday, 6 Dec 15

Well, that was a nearly pointless exercise. We got a 20 minute lecture consisting of NOTHING we didn’t know before.

There is one prediction I will make. If they pin the purchase of a weapon to the no fly list, watch how easy it will become to get on that list. You could be, for example, a writer who accurately describes BJ Bill’s wife as the most corrupt and self-serving First Lady and Secretary of State in American history and suddenly find yourself on that list.

Other than trying to tart up his failures to look like successes, BO said nothing of substance tonight.

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Everybody Take a Valium and Breath Slowly.

Once upon a time…

…a political party had a growing field of people who wanted to be President. It was, as these things usually are, a rather boring affair for everyone who wasn’t a political wonk.

Then one day, a man popped up who hadn’t had any real political experience and started to make waves. He was different, many said. And for that reason alone, huge numbers of people rushed to his side. They didn’t care that he never said anything of substance. All they cared about was that just by being there, he made a splash. There were times when he would say things that were outright stupid. His followers didn’t care. If you said anything bad about this new wonder on Facebook you were accused of being part of the establishment. Sometimes worse things would be said. But his followers asked for nothing other than that he be different. They didn’t ask for substance. They got angry when someone challenged their non-establisment guy. They cheered him without a single clue as to what he intended to do.  They went wild with his every word.  They need to take a Valium.

How will this story end boys and girls?

Actually, it may very well be a rerun. I am not talking about Trump here. Although the parallels are undeniable (empty rhetoric; adoring, credulous fans). I was talking about a community organizer, government grant scammer and absentee Senator, Barack Obama.

Check the old speeches. He offered only the thinnest of information if any at all. The only specifics he gave was a promise to wreck our economy, which he did. But we knew nothing of this guy.

But oh, he was so cool! And he was black! (as if that were some kind of achievement and not an accident of birth) And he turned out to be the front man for the most authoritarian cabal in American history. “We can’t wait for congress…” and all that. His administration is destructive and nakedly dishonest. His loyalties and certainly the loyalties of his handlers are not with this country. It could have been avoided, but too many Americans wanted to be lied to. They wanted to be swept away. Too many wanted to feel like they were a part of the story so badly, we ended up with a closet Muslim in the White House who systematically sold us and our allies down the river.

So, with that lesson still so fresh you can smell it, along comes “the Donald”.  Until now, his only claim to fame was a nose for good real estate and panchant for saying incredibly stupid things. He also had a “reality” TV show.

For the truly slow, reality TV isn’t real. It’s just like professional wrestling.

But, say his cult followers, he’s against illegal immigration!

Uh-huh. So? What does he intend to do about it? He has not said.

He wants to make America great! Uh, yeah, junior, the only politician who didn’t make that a cornerstone of his rhetoric was Obama. It’s his only honest quality. What else do you have?

He’s going to rebuild the military!

Right. So is Lindsay Graham.

I’ll tell you what else he is for: using taxes as a political and social tool. He said so quite loudly this week. Did any of the cult followers even notice? That makes him exactly the same as the system he rails against.

He engages in immature cat fights. Is that suddenly an admirable quality? When asked about positions held by Walker and Cruz, he said that he couldn’t say anything bad about them – “they’re nice to me?” WTF?! When asked about Bush’s policies, he says Bush is boring and falling in the polls. I agree, but again, WTF?! What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Understand, all of this is coming from a guy who VERY MUCH hopes that Trump is for real. But SO FAR, his ability to lead is as evident as Obama’s college transcripts. So far! Buying and selling properties is not an automatic qualifier for elected office. I admit, it’s infinitely more than Obama ever did, but it is not enough.

Lets, as a party and as voters in general, do ourselves a favor this election year. Let’s not turn a man into a cult figure and not require he step up to the plate and prove himself. Before we eliminate the possibility that he is a shill for the Clintons, let’s see how the next few months play out. Let’s at least make him and the rest of the bunch come out with more than just empty exclamations. Let’s ask more on illegal immigration than just “deport them”. More the economy than “China is ripping us.”

If we take the lazy, reality TV route to the election this year, we may end up worse off than we are already. Make the sonofabitch pay for your vote with reason and logic. Make all of them pay that price.

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