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Hillary’s favorite charity…

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…is herself!   96% of Hillary and Bill’s  charitable contributions   went to the Clinton Family Foundation,  which is separate from the Clinton Foundation,  but still controlled by the Clintons.   Can we say second slush fund,  boys and girls?



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August 13, 2016 at 10:08 am

Bet you don’t know…

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…that large donors are  bailing out  on the Democratic convention.   Gallons of ink were spilled by MSM touting all the donors who declined to pony up for the Republican convention now underway in Cleveland,  but how much will the Democratic side of the coin get mentioned?   Not much,  I suspect.   Supposedly the decline is because the host committee’s request for an IRS exemption was turned down.   The fact that the Democratic candidate is such a disaster might also have a tiny bit of influence in the matter.

The  walkout at  the Netroots convention this weekend,  fueled by progressive activists,  obviously has Democrats far more worried about the Clinton candidacy than any of them are willing to admit.

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July 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

Comey protects Lynch, Obama and Clinton…

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FBI Director James Comey just issued a statement avoiding prosecution of Hillary Clinton which made no sense to me,  and I have some background in the law.   As Thomas Lifson  points out here,  how can you describe her actions as  “extremely careless”,  which is pretty much a definition of negligence,  then not find her negligent?   I had forgotten that Comey also declined to recommend indictment of Lois Lerner of the IRS a couple of years ago.

Hillary supporters will claim she has been cleared,  but she actually has not been.   She simply is not being charged with the multiple felonies of which she is guilty on the face of the public record.   Surely the FBI had a competent tech adviser who pointed out that every email Hillary sent from her unsecured server left a copy of that email on every other server it passed through on the way to the intended recipient.   No one needed to hack her server to read all of her email  —  they simply needed to perch some bots on the few routes available from Chappaqua, New York and grab the traffic as it came and went.

I wonder How David Petraeus feels about his penalties for letting his mistress see his personal schedule,  or what about the Navy guy who got tossed for taking a selfie which accidentally showed a portion of his ship’s radar screen behind him?

Now we shall see whether FBI investigators will leak damaging information from behind the scenes.   I don’t know anyone currently employed by the FBI,  but I know several who retired from there and they are infuriated,  with good cause.

As Steven Hayward reports in PowerLine,  the alternative headline might read “FBI Declares Hillary Clinton To Be Complete Liar” because Comey did  lay out some  of Hillary’s lies,  and there are plenty of them.   The cover-up  has been successful.

UPDATE:  Lachlan Markey has the  best distillation  of what Comey said. Andrew McCarthy is less concise,  more brutal.   David French asks the most awkward question:  would  you hire  Hillary?


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July 5, 2016 at 7:59 pm

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I’m buying this book…

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So should you,  because Jack Cashill’s new book,   TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy  (Regnery: July 5),   tells the story of a small group of people seeking the truth about the downing of TWA Flight 800.    These eyewitnesses,  independent researchers,  eyewitnesses,  independent researchers,  whistleblowers from within the investigation,  and family members who have turned their grief into action.    At least three of them were arrested,  several others were thrown off the TWA 800 investigation,  and every one of them was ridiculed by a corrupt and compliant media which chose to support their opposition,  including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),  the FBI,  the CIA,  and the Clinton White House.

Cashill  aptly calls  TWA 800 Bill Clinton’s Benghazi,  and gives you a taste of why that is so,  and how the CIA was allowed to take over the investigation,  as well as Hillary’s connection to it.

UPDATE:  Here is the  first excerpt.   It should send chills up your spine.

UPDATE:   A witness has come forward with one word:  cover-up.

UPDATE:   CIA  takeover  and cover-up.

UPDATE:  And the media cover-up,  led by  the New York Times.

UPDATE:  James Sanders,  who  was targeted  by the government, weighs in.

UPDATE:  Will Jim Kallstrom  redeem  himself?




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June 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

Odor of upset…

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Hillary Clinton was expecting a coronation as she sailed easily to the presidency.   Democrats were happy to have socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders run as a Democrat because they calculated he would make Queen Hillary look moderate and reasonable,  despite the fact that she is neither.  The superdelegates she has locked up are unlikely to desert her unless she is indited and they are ordered to switch their allegiance,  so she will be the Democratic nominee.

But the latest polls show that she is in danger of  losing California  to her foil,  and that is causing Democratic heads to swell dangerously,  and show noticeable signs of incipient panic amongst the troops.  One should note that most Democrats do not care that their likely nominee is under federal investigation and stands a very real chance of being indited for a few of her many crimes.   They do not care that she endangered national security because she did not want anyone to be able to find out what she was doing.   It is telling that His Oneness is attacking Donald Trump in speeches  —  it’s not because he has any fondness for his former Secretary of State,  but because her legal jeopardy has the potential to damage his shiny little legacy.

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June 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Old people yelling…

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I stole my  headline from  John Podhoretz because he summarized the debate brilliantly.   Andrew Malcolm also leads with  the volume  of the participants.

The BBC termed  it “angry”,  while the Daily Mail used  the adverb  to describe the debate.   Back on U.S. soil, the Washington Times spoke of the candidates  trading blows.

Indeed,  I watched it off and on while I was doing housework,  and it was notable only for the loudness of their voices,  how frequently Hillary and Bernie talked over and interrupted each other,  and the utter lack of policy discussion.   There were two brief exceptions:  Israel,  where Sanders showed himself to be the same reliable Israel-bashing  lefty he  has always been,  and Hillary pretended to be a  staunch defender  of the Jewish state.   The other was gun control,  where Bernie’s slight gun-favoring stance is based on economics rather than any support of the Second Amendment.

There was no substance,  no seriousness.   Just two old people yelling.




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April 15, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Public apology game…

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I could not agree more with Karol Markowicz  regarding  the pathetic  —  and veering towards dangerous  —  overuse of the calls for public apology.  I’m sick of politicians employing it to score points,  of Hollywood elites trying to gain public sympathy with it,  and a host of others trotting it out to avoid answering or asking tough questions.

If you have something for which you need to apologize,  say you’re sorry,  sincerely,  right the wrong,  then shut up about it.   Most people demanding an apology are themselves guilty of doing many things for which they should apologize.   Hillary Clinton springs to mind here.   Others,  like Barack Obama,  are guilty of apologizing without cause.   Of course,  His Oneness was apologizing to the world for America, instead of apologizing to Americans and the world for having failed utterly as a president on every front.   All irritate me equally at this point.   Grow up,  people!

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March 14, 2016 at 11:51 pm