Friday, March 06, 2015
He’s the Leader of the Free World, elected by a civilized nation: militarily powerful because of, and not in spite of, it’s cultural commitment to science and art and medicine.
And even though he has grown up the victim of bigotry and hatred, the Leader of the Free World loves America, even though slurs are applied to him still today. In spite of all that, he loves everything she stands for.
And there he stood, backed by American flags and framed in American glory – on the floor of the House of Representatives; where his predecessors made the case to fight against the great evils in the world: slavery. Nazism. Japanese Imperialism. Communism.
There he stood: The Leader of the Free World; a thoughtful, serious man making a thoughtful, serious case to the World’s Greatest deliberative body. The Leader of the Free World spoke frankly of the need to confront today, as we have confronted in the past, this latest threat to freedom, and science, and medicine, and art, and the basic human rights not only of women, and homosexuals but of everyone to live their own lives as they saw fit. He spoke against the clear and present danger posed by Islamic savages, motivated by religious hatred, implacable in their desire to see the world burn – and especially about the threat posed by the stat of Iran, which is working feverishly, night and day, so see those fires burn not at hundred but rather at thousands of degrees.
The President of the United States declined to attend this speech by the Leader of the Free World, because the President of the United States has called the Leader of the Free World “chickensh**.”
NationHillary fired US Ambassador to Kenya for using personal email account: Poor Richard
Server, Serve Her: Clinton Crumbling: R.S. McCain
Hillary Clinton Still Doesn't Get It: Ron Fournier
Meet the Man Advising Mitch McConnell and John Boehner: Erick Erickson
Obama’s Ongoing Assault on the Constitution: David Limbaugh
Obama's Hand Sign Reconsidered: Jeff Lipkes
State Dept. Silence on How It Handled FOIA Requests For Hillary Email: DC
Cable Sent From Clinton's Office Forbade Personal Email for Security Reasons: Ace
Politico Publishing Hillary's Opposition Research: Ace
Al Gore On Presidential Weather Watch For Another POTUS Run: WZ
Why Marco Rubio Is Strongest Possible Nominee: Mona Charen
Email scandal won’t doom Hillary, but supporters should be uneasy: Jonah Goldberg
EconomyHere’s How Much Taxpayer Money Illegals Will Receive Via Obama’s Amnesty: DC
Survey: 72% say Washington economic policies doing nothing for the 99%: Peth
Democrats Fighting for Unions and Against the Middle Class: Leon Wolf
Scandal CentralHarry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors: Lachlan Markay
NRA: Obama wants to ban all hunting ammo: Paul Bedard
Hillary’s Brother Gets Exclusive Mining Permit from Haiti After Taxpayers Sent Country Billions: Breitbart
Climate & EnergyPeak Oil: SDA
Legendary CBS Anchorman Ponders if New Ice Age is On the Way: Ed Driscoll
Breaking: Food, Language, Global Warming, and Your Mother Are Now All Racist: Ed Driscoll
MediaLIBRE smacks HuffPo back on Latino outreach.: Moe Lane
Mark Levin: Hillary email leaks an inside Democrat job to take Hillary out: Scoop
Elizabeth Warren Dodges Questions About Clinton Emails: Surge
WorldAs Kerry Pushes Nuke Deal, Another U.S. Diplomat Questions Iran's Commitment: CNS
Mapping the emergence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan: LWJ
Islam is Fear, Part I (2011): GoV
Execution Of 11 Year-Old By Muslims: iOTWreport
Anti-Semitism in Germany is forcing Jewish students to flee public schools: Victor Skinner
Russia, China 'Furiously' Buying Gold As "Global Currency Crisis – Albeit Unstated – is Underway": SHTFplan
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)Missed the spacewalks? Here’s video, photos: EarthSky
Animation recreated frame-by-frame in real life with 3D printing : Casey Chan
What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?: PopSci
CornucopiaOn the Charge of Unsubstantiated Neglect, We The People Find “Guilty”: MOTUS
Weasels on the Wing: MB
5 Awesome Trey Gowdy Haircuts: Pocket
Image: Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors
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QOTD: "If [Hillary does, as she claims, want] us to see her email, why did she create a secret account stored on a dark server registered at her home?
If she wants us to see her email, why didn't she give State all of her email rather than censored fraction of the correspondence?
If she wants us to see her email, Clinton should turn over every word written on her dark account(s) for independent vetting. Let somebody the public trusts decide which emails are truly private and which ones belong to the public." --Ron Fournier
Thursday, March 05, 2015
The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to conduct public business, suggests that there are forces within the Democratic Party that do not want her to be its candidate for President in 2016.
For the record, I am no fan of Hillary Clinton. On September 18 of last year, I wrote a commentary titled “Go Away, Hillary” in which I asked “Other than earning her law degree, name one thing that Hillary Clinton has accomplished on her own. Her accomplishments—slim as they are—have been achieved on the coattails of either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama.”
Beyond Hillary, what I object to is the necessity to raise millions with which to secure either Party’s nomination and a billion to run for the presidency. We are electing someone who has literally bought the election courtesy of donors who have made the selection for the rest of us. There is something fundamentally undemocratic about that.
That said, I don’t think Hillary Clinton will run in 2016.
That may surprise you, but it surprises me as well. And, yes, I could be wrong, but the revelations about her patently illegal email use while Secretary of State suggests that there are forces within her Party that want to end her candidacy now rather than later. They are sending her an ominous message.
CLINTON CRIME FAMILY CHRONICLES, PART 7 BAJILLION: Hillary's brother gets exclusive gold mining permit from Haiti after State Dept. gives it billions in your money
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years.
The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.
The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by three-time New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer, according to a Thursday statement from publishing giant HarperCollins. The publisher says the book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, is the culmination of an exhaustive one-year deep dive investigation into the nexus between the Clintons’ $100+ million personal wealth, the Clinton Foundation, and the decisions Hillary made as Secretary of State that benefited foreign donors, governments, and companies.
VCS’s coveted gold mining exploitation permit was apparently such a sweetheart deal that it outraged the Haitian senate, since royalties to be paid to the Haitian government were only 2.5%, a sum mining experts say is at least half the standard rate. Moreover, the mining project in Morne Bossa came with a generous ability to renew the project for up to 25 years. Nevertheless, the fledgling company proudly touted its luck in landing the deal.
But I'm sure it's just a coincidence, like all of the other coincidences involving the Clinton family's amazing good fortune. Who needs cattle futures when you can buy a gold mine with the American taxpayer's money?
Hat tip: BadBlue News
NationObama to Adopt the Power for Taxation for Himself: Keith Koffler
Basic Cable: Mark Steyn
The Cure For The GOP Betrayal On Amnesty? It’s The Primaries, Stupid!: CHQ
The audacity of weakness: Victor Davis Hanson
Did Hillary Commit a Felony?: Shannen Coffin
Obama's War on Transparency: NB
Curiouser and curiouser….: And Still I Persist
Where Was Hillary?: FreeLight
They're Coming To Take Me Away: Bergheim Follies
Open Borders: 7 of 8 Mexican Cartels Operating in Texas: Sara Noble
Jeb Bush: The Leading Anti-Conservative Candidate: Politichicks
With Hillary Imploding, Now Traveling to Caucus State Iowa Is... Al Gore: Ace
EconomyIRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegals Who Never Paid Taxes: Gretawire
110,000 Illegal Immigrants Get California Driver’s Licenses In 7 Weeks: LI
HHS Shifts Money From Cancer To Pay For Health Insurance Exchange: Kaiser
Scandal CentralEmailgate May Be the Final Scandal to Sink Hillary Clinton: Jim Hoft
Hacker Reveals Contents from Hillary’s Private E-Mails and Shows Who She Was Talking To: IJR
Bigger Question: Did Hillary use unsecured email for Classified Info?: LI
Federal judge blasts EPA: Stop insulting me with your lies: Jeff Dunetz
Texas Gov. Abbott: White House Misled Federal Judge - Contempt of Court : Scoop
Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails: JW
Climate & EnergyEthanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off: Larry Elder
Media Ignores UN Climate Chief Who Says Global Warming is ‘My Religion’ : RWN
Wyoming Now to Indoctrinate School Kids in Global Warming: RWN
MediaHolder Admits ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Claim Was Bogus: Neil Munro
Hillary Clinton leaked e-mail story to New York Times before tweet: FAM
RNC: America Can't Trust Clinton: RightPundit
Going Bananas: A Case Study in Media-Manufactured Racism: Michelle Malkin
Krauthammer: Obama’s “Pettiness” Turned Netanyahu Speech into “the Speech of the Decade”: FreeLight
A flustered Marie Harf is grilled on Clinton’s private email: LI
Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?: NB
MSNBC: Hillary Personal Email Use at State ‘Staggering’, ‘Shocking’ and ‘Ridiculous’: WFB
Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert Mocks Mother of Benghazi Hero; Deletes Tweet: Sooper
WorldAttacker in South Korea slashes U.S. ambassador’s face: Times
Four Rival Factions Pick Over Syria’s Bones: Jonathan Spyer
Unprecedented: Nobel Peace Prize chair who oversaw Obama award demoted: RT
Israeli Politicians Across Spectrum Express Concern About Emerging Iran Nuke Deal: The Tower
Imam Who Said Ayaana Hirsi Ali Deserved Death Penalty Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Prisoners: Yahoo!
Europe must be pushed to fight the endemic scourge of anti-Semitism: Skip Grinberg & Gregg Roman
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)The Folly of Scientism : Austin L. Hughes, The New Atlantis
Goodyear’s Concept Tires Shift Shapes and Generate Electricity: Automnews
Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures: Phys.Org
CornucopiaCrossing the Rubicon: MOTUS
My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online: Gawker
Vince Vaughn uses stock photo gag to promote Unfinished Business: Cult of Mac
Image: Goodyear’s Concept Tires Shift Shapes and Generate Electricity
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QOTD: "We're now being told [by the Republican leadership]: hey, relax, this whole illegal-executive-action amnesty thing can be left to the courts - just like Obamacare.
Hmm. The impressively rubber-jointed contortions of a constitutional court are one of the differences between America and most of the rest of the west, and they are not without their entertainment value. But they seem less and less relevant as the ruling party's contempt for law grows ever more open. At the dawn of the Obama era, Americans used to be warned that, if they weren't careful, they'd wind up like Europe. But, whatever one feels about it ideologically, the Swedes come by their Big Government more or less honestly. America seems to have bypassed Continental social democracy and gone full-blown Latin-American banana republic" --Mark Steyn
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
The Federal Records Act requires the preservation of any official “record,” which is defined functionally to require preservation whenever a record relates to the performance of a federal official’s duties. There is little question that Hillary Clinton was conducting official business on her private e-mail account...
...Mrs. Clinton did something here that went well beyond occasional or incidental use of private e-mail accounts. She eschewed the use of an official account entirely, and deliberately established a private e-mail account, apparently maintained on a server in the Clintons’ New York home. As a result, her e-mails were at no time during her tenure in office subject to the Federal Records Act ...
[Despite scores] of Freedom of Information Act requests that would have implicated her e-mails[,] they were never searched, even though a reasonable search of all responsive federal records must be made in response to FOIA requests. And the records would have been relevant to congressional inquiries as well, including continuing investigations of the Benghazi attacks.
Why does that matter? Well, a federal criminal law makes it a felony when any custodian of official government records “willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same.” The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison. And interestingly, Congress felt strongly enough about the crime that it included the unusual provision that the perpetrator shall “forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
I suspect that Lanny Davis just let loose a little dinky in his trunks.
As Flyovercountry observes, "Her crime, my fellow gentle snow flakes, had little to do with email, although that was the vehicle which she used to commit her transgression. Her crime was establishing a subpoena-proof system to hide her dealings on behalf of a public which has a legal right to know what their servant is up to, even before she held the job for which said email was to be used. She committed a covert act, three days before her confirmation hearing to cover up a crime she hadn’t even committed yet, but clearly was planning on committing in the very near future. The holder of the Guinness Wold Book of Records most sleazy crook has witnessed the exploits of Hillary Clinton and declared, “Hell’s Bells, that’s some sleazy stuff!”
Hat tip: BadBlue News
Sessions: “When we go to our states, the group we have the most complaints about from our constituents—whether it’s highway people, whether it’s farmers, whether it’s energy people—is the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s an [agency of] extraordinary overreach. And you apparently are unaware of the pushback that’s occurring in the real world… So now you say that we’ve got a crisis and there are dangers out there. Let me ask you this. There was an article from Mr. [Bjorn] Lomborg… from the Copenhagen Institute. He says, along with Dr. Pielke from Colorado, that we’ve had fewer droughts in recent years. Do you dispute that?”
Sessions: “What about hurricanes. Have we had more or less hurricanes in the last decade?” …
McCarthy: “In terms of landing those hurricanes on land, I cannot answer that question. It’s a very complicated issue.”
Sessions: “It’s not complicated on how many have landed. We’ve had a dramatic reduction in the number. We’ve gone a decade without a hurricane [Category] 3 or above… Would you acknowledge that over the last 18 years, that the increase in temperature has been very little, and that it is well below, matter of fact 90 percent below most of the environmental models that showed how fast temperature would increase?” …
McCarthy: “I do not know what the models actually are predicting that you are referring to…”
Sessions: “This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency—who should know more than anybody else in the world, who is imposing hundreds of billions of dollars in cost to prevent this climate temperature increase—doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong.”
Hat tip: Stephen.
Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News
Most Transparent Administration Ever Suffers Curious Epidemic of Disappearing Email Systems, Crashed Hard Drives and Lost Backup Tapes
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Good times, good times.
• Disappearing email systems:
A week before becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system that gave her a high level of control over communications, including the ability to erase messages completely, according to security experts who have examined Internet records.
NationBoehner Surrender On DHS Marks Beginning Of The End Of His Speakership: HayRide
Replace John Boehner as House Speaker: RS
Republicans That are Unfit for Office in the House of Representatives: Jen Kuznicki
Bibi’s Speech—The Real Fallout: Roger L. Simon
Nancy Pelosi Throws Temper Tantrum: Joel Gehrke
White House sort of admits that this Hillary email thing has legs: Moe Lane
Cave: Hot Air
DHS funding bill passes on Democrat votes: RS
The Constitution has Failed: Leon Wolf
The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy: Ben Shapiro
Prime time for Scott Walker, whether he’s ready or not: Jonah Goldberg
Another Cuomo Fail: Murders, Shootings Up in NYC: Rusty Weiss
EconomyStakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle: Patrick Thibodeau
Illinois Pension Plans 39% Funded – Taxpayers On the Hook: UnionWatch
Right-to-Work Sweeps Midwest, Heads for Passage in Wisconsin: Mish
Scandal CentralObama Announces His Plans to Nationalize Local and State Law Enforcement: Steven Ahle
Trey Gowdy Says He’s Going After Hillary Clinton’s Personal Emails on Benghazi : Blaze
Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Draws Scrutiny: TSG
IRS Defends Allowing Illegal Aliens To Get Retroactive Tax Breaks Under Obama Amnesty: WZ
"Huge" just turned into "super huge": Ace
Petraeus Gave 'Black Books' Full of Spy Secrets to Mistress: Max
MediaHouse Dems Declare Victory: “Boehner Backed Down! We Did It!”: WZ
Mark Levin Hammers Feinstein Over Recent Comments Lobbed Against Benjamin Netanyahu: IJR
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He’s a “White Policeman from Ferguson”: GWP
GOP's Failure Theater: Ace
Gee, Lanny Davis seems a little on edge about this Hillary Clinton email thing: Doug Powers
CPAC’s Best & Worst Dressed 2015 Edition: Olastyle Hawatmeh
WorldFirst They Came for the Jews: Ben Shapiro
Obama, the godfather of prefabricated revolutions in the Arab World, one of the worst presidents: Hooben
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable': Reuters
Obama's Failure: Stephen F. Hayes
Bibi Changes the Debate: Dick Morris
Saudi Arabia Gives Top Award to Prominent Hate Preacher: Clarion
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)How CoreLogic splits data and IT: ITnews
How big are the biggest monster stars?: EarthSky
New POS Malware Uses Mailslots to Avoid Detection: ThreatPost
Cornucopia'79 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Muslim Purchase of Presidency: Pat Dollard
Me and My Shadow: MOTUS
Cheap Home Security Plan: Feral Irishman
Image: Bibi’s Speech—The Real Fallout
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QOTD: "...if we’re successful negotiating, then in fact this will be the best deal possible to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Nothing else comes close. Sanctions won’t do it. Even military action would not be as successful as the deal that we have put forward." --Barack Obama, father of Syria's "Red Line" and the "Jay Vee Team" (ISIS)