Category: Elections

I Knew It

Sometimes it really is Col. Mustard with the candlestick in the conservatory;

I thought I fell into the rabbit hole and could not get out, now all is right with the world. Newton’s laws; girls like guys with either fat wallets or a big dick (in that order), the ice cream diet never works, and food does taste better when it’s free, all still valid.

Now, don’t you guys feel silly?

Benedict Arnold wants a do over…

She should be wearing an orange jumpsuit and making licenseplates, but even revelations like this one seem to leave a bought and paid for media unwilling and unable to do the right thing. If she were only a republican. From the article:

The State Department’s recent discovery of thousands of unsearched records from Hillary Clinton’s tenure has delayed several public records lawsuits and could keep many of the documents out of the public sphere until next fall.

The watchdog groups Citizens United and Judicial Watch, which are suing the State Department for Clinton-related records, are two plaintiffs that have been affected by the discovery. The State Department said the new documents could take months to process, a time period that extends well beyond its court-ordered deadlines.

Citizens United said the State Department has yet to explain how the electronic files were overlooked for the past two years, raising questions about whether this was a stonewalling effort. The group is seeking records related to Clinton donors Gilbert Chagoury and Rajiv Fernando.

“With this 11th hour revelation, the State Department has missed its court-ordered deadline to finish the production of documents in this case,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. “These newly discovered records could impact document production in other Citizens United FOIA lawsuits as well as cases involving other plaintiffs.”

On Jan. 14, the State Department disclosed in a Judicial Watch case that officials had recently found shared and individual electronic files in the executive secretary’s office that were not previously searched in response to the lawsuit. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit last May.

Although the court had ordered the State Department to turn over all relevant records by last October, attorneys said they would need until this spring to process the new documents.

State filed a nearly identical status report in the Citizens United lawsuit on Feb. 29, the same day as its court-ordered deadline to turn over all requested documents.

Attorneys for the department told Citizens United the discovery of unsearched records could set back the processing schedule until next fall. The State Department said it had not informed Citizens United earlier because its attorneys did not know about the new sources of records until Feb. 11—even though they had been disclosed to Judicial Watch in early January.

“Neither State’s agency counsel nor undersigned counsel for State was aware of this issue until February 11, 2016,” said the State Department in a Feb. 29 court filing.

According to court statements, the new sources of information come from the executive secretary’s office, which acted as the liaison between Secretary Clinton’s office and the rest of the State Department, the White House, and national security agencies.

One of the new sources is a series of “shared office folders,” computer folders that were used by multiple staff members. State Department public records officials said they first discovered this source in November. They said the files had previously been overlooked because they had been “retired” and removed from the executive secretary’s office last year.

Pataeus lost it all for less, has been laid low, and in order to avoid jail time, had to agree to never join the corrupt political world Obama and Hillary run. Benedict Arnold lost his life for helping out the enemy. The fucking left wants us to reward them and Hillary for doing far worse because she has a vajayjay or something. When the WaPo asked if this was the end of the west as we know it they tried to pretend the problem was Trump, but Clinton is far, far, worse than Trump on his most worst day.

If you are wondering about the answer though, the answer is “Yes”, it is the end of the west. But not as they would like you to believe just because of what comes next (if we don’t elect Hillary like they want us to). The real damage was caused in the last 8 years. Of course we will never get this admission from people that now have to pretend this isn’t true to avoid having to admit those of us that told them they had no idea how horrible and bad things could and would get with the incompetent criminal they not only put in the WH, but then gave another 4 years to after the most deceptive and abused election in my lifetime. Buyer beware. Obama made Boosh look like a fucking genius and a statesman. Hillary will end up making Obama look decent.

This is your fundamentally transformed America, and as those of us that understood what you people were foisting on us pointed out, he was not interested in making things better like you kept pretending. Hillary will make this idiot look competent and reasonable, but we can’t point out that she is a fucking shitty person and as incompetent and destructive as Obama, because we will be accused of saying so just because she is a woman. The facts be damned.

The Window Is Closing

A couple weeks ago after tennis we were all chatting up the election and one of my very liberal friends brought up Michael Bloomberg in the context of ,”I can’t vote for Hillary, don’t trust her, but Bloomberg would be OK as a third party alternative”. It got me thinking about the possibility. Yeah, another NY liberal in the mix, hardly an alternative to the current fair, until you look a bit closer. What separates Bloomberg from the other 2 morally challenged conmen? Bloomberg has actually accomplished things on his own. Not like Trump, who’s daddy gave him a few million then said go play, not like Hillary who has gotten everything handed to her riding on her husband’s coattails, Bloomberg is a true American success story. He has built companies in numerous fields and he actually ran a municipality , New York City, not exactly Wasilla Alaska.

Scratch that one off the books;

Mike Bloomberg is unlikely to run for president as an independent if Hillary Clinton looms as the Democratic Party nominee, sources said Tuesday.

The former mayor has been considering jumping into the race, but “the likelier path is if Bernie Sanders was the Democratic nominee,” a Bloomberg insider said.

“[Bloomberg] doesn’t want to take votes from her and make Donald Trump president”.

Too bad, but I wonder which candidate would be hurt more. This also assumes that voters must choose either Trump or Hillary, but they always leave out the third option, just staying home on election day.

Bloomberg is not a conservative, but really, that option is long gone. Right now I would settle for someone with a little integrity, someone that is not a liar, someone that understands the American dream of success, earned it on his own, someone that is not an ideologue and can work well with others, someone who gets American Exceptionalism and would work to restoring it’s fertile fields so others can partake of that success.

Flirting With Disaster

I’ll say one thing about this election cycle, nothing is as it is or as it should be, up is down, circles are squares, the literal anchors, the bollards and cleats we use for grounding are missing and no compass today points to the north star. The comforts of falling back on opinions of trusted (in the past) pundits, those that validated that little voice in your head and gave you clarity, they are now spouting utter nonsense. Time after time, I read opinion pieces by folks who had never let me down in the past, now they are all speaking Mandarin, telling me that every instinct I had for conservative thought has now been placed on it’s head, I just don’t get it.

It drives me absolutely nuts that valued sources, many used in the past to calibrate my own right-thinking, have abandoned every conservative principal known to man and drank the kool Aid of Trump. I can’t say it hasn’t been amusing, but disconcerting to the nth degree, like that old movie Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, who is real and who is a pod taking on that new identity.

And because my political world has become unmoored I will link to the unthinkable;

Maher is still a cockmonkey (some realities still exist today) but General Hayden is right out of the Petreaus mold, an honorable patriot who walks the walk. Water boarding will not be brought back, and nobodies family will be targeted. Trump blusters, says stupid non practical and highly illegal things almost daily, this “torture” rant was one of them. But note the clear distinction between candidate Trump and President Trump, I would place the actions Trump wants done to those actually feasible at less than 10%.

And don’t think for a minute that The Donald gives 2 shits about civil liberties;

“One of the things I’m going to do if I win… I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We’re going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected,” he said. “We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”

Write a press item critical of Trump and you will get hauled into court to divine your “purpose” for the article, analogous to Hate Crime legislation where thoughts can be criminal.

I know, it’s all rhetorical since the closest Trump will ever get to the WH is when Hillary invites him over next year to bring his check book.

Those that still trumpet America’s greatness must ponder this unsavory fact; in a few short months the people will choose the next president………..from 2 of the most disgusting, dishonest, unlikable, bereft and devoid of any honor, courage, or character befitting the most powerful person in the world. Not that it would alter our course over the cliff, but I am rooting for a brokered convention, just for the theater of it.

If only they had applied this level of scrutiny to..

Maybe, the presidential aspirations of the unqualified Obama candidate, their positive analysis of that terrible monster referred to as Obamacare, or the criminal activities of Mrs. Clinton and company as they did to their attempt to undermine that moron Sanders’ idiotic and ludicrous claims, we wouldn’t be here as a country today.

Seriously, these leftists are shameless. The NYT has abandoned all objectivity to shill for their boss Hillary, and the fact that not just Hillary, but the neanderthals that comprise the voter base for the democratic party, believe most of the same shit as crazy Sanders, seems to escape them. Of course it will also escape the idiots that keep pretending the problem with socialism is that we have not put the right people in charge yet or gone far enough down the road to emulating the socialist greats such as USSR, Cuba, North Korea, or Venezuela. Bernie’s promise of a free-for-all ar not viable, but those from Shillary or other criminals in the democratic party will work!

We are being sold out by our media to crooks and villains, and the sad thing is too many people are just cool with it as long as they get to believe that they somehow are picking people that will stick it to those they are jealous and envious of. How sad.

Trumpasm

Must be nice to get this excited about any politician;

Well, hell, let’s just lower the voting age to 10 and get it done. Must be the fabulous hair.

Call Me Mr. Frumpy

I know, another Trump post, I can’t help myself, he brings out the worse in me.

No doubt everyone has heard that Trump is skipping tomorrow night’s presidential debate because he is not up to tangling with a woman. He did not like Megyn Kelly in the last Fox sponsored debate asking him about his past comments denigrating women. Instead of answering the question like an adult he went on a jihad, both at the debate and later in the media, attacking Kelly, trying to get her suspended and fired. Not one to ever ever take the high road, he has continued slamming both Kelly and Foxnews as not being fair to him, even though Trump has more air time on Foxnews than all other candidates combined.

Here is my dilemma. In the last 40 years I have never sat out a presidential election. There has always been a candidate who was closer (sometimes marginally) to my political ideology then his opponent so it made sense for me to go to the polls and do my part. Dole, both Bush’s, Mccain and Romney, none gave me everything I wanted but all gave me a bit more than the other guy. And before yesterday I felt that I could hold my nose, admit that Trump was not even close to conservative, was arrogant/petulant/prone to allowing emotion over reason/not sufficiently versed in the mechanics of government, but could still pull the lever on him given the alternative. But given this last bit caviling, I am prepared to sit this one out.

I know the argument, staying home is a vote for Hillary, that is not motivating me. What is the real difference between Trump and Hillary anyway? Give me some actual policy differences. Yeah, yeah, it’s all about immigration. but here is the deal, all of Trump’s bold immigration moves require the approval of Congress and they are not going to stand idly by and allow Trump to deport 12 million illegals already here or ban ALL Muslims from entering the country, ain’t gonna happen.

So what else does he have? His “hire smart people” went right out the window for me with Katrina Pierson.

What I wanted from Trump was just a little humility, something that showed me he had the maturity and level headedness to be president. He could have deflected the Kelly thing so easily and turned it to his favor. Same thing with the National Review article, a better man could have addressed this, could have won them over. He needs them to win the election, he needs folks like me, he needs all those GOP voters that stayed home and did not support Romney, he needs the independents, but he is just too arrogant to unify or to be a conciliator.

Yeah, it’s early and he may yet become something that he is now not. But I doubt it.

Out Comes The Long Knives

This week has not been good for Donald Trump. Yeah, I know he still leads in the polls, still commands large audiences at his rallies and still controls the narrative, so far. On Thursday the National Review came out with their “Conservatives Against Trump” issue, 22 of their leading authors, a veritable who’s who of the nation’s top conservative political thinkers, all came out with one voice in calling out Trump as not conservative, not qualified to lead the nation, and not the guy many on the right think he is. You can read it here. All are short, concise and laser like in exposing the man behind the curtain (you can skip Glenn Beck, he is certifiable, but the rest are all interesting reads).

Then yesterday a Super Pac came out with this;

Straight from the horses mouth.

The last few days my head has been spinning. The usual right leaning sites I frequent have been populated by Trump supporters, folks who will defend him no matter what based mostly on the fact that he is not a politician and stands for the big eff you to the establishment. The NR piece was met with ,”We are not supposed to eat our own”, “That was then, Trump has evolved”, “He is not part of the establishment, he will shake things up?”, and my favorite ,”Those NR types are part of the problem, they are the establishment”, even though they are not funded by K St., provide conservative commentary, and have endorsed no other candidates.

Now this video comes out, and if anything it has “hardened Pharaoh’s heart”, it has increased their stridency and made them dig in their heels deeper. Loyalty is a wonderful thing, but loyalty should be questioned if what you are loyal to is not what you thought it was.

There are some issues, namely; the 2nd Amendment, partial birth abortion, eminent domain, prohibitive/onerous taxation, federal land management , that are beyond evolving, are immutable on the face, and can’t be compromised by any lover of liberty.

Given Trump’s high unfavorability rating and the fact many Republican voters will not support Trump and stay home (low GOP voter turnout doomed Romney) I have to conclude that Trump can not win in November. Sure, he can win the nomination, and since we don’t know who he will be running against (still waiting for the criminal indictment for Hillary) it could be close. But I’m betting it won’t be. I know we have some Trump supporters here, where am I going wrong?

Trump is a lot like Obama, both narcissistic to the point of nausea, and both haven’t a clue on how the government works.

Momma Grizzly, Why Are You Still In Iowa?

Trump got 2 endorsements the other day, both meh if you ask me. The Governor of Iowa slammed Ted Cruz because Ted was against Iowans wetting their beak in the form of ethanol subsidies. Then the big one (OK, not so big), Sarah Palin likes Trump “Going Rogue”. Curious endorsement I thought considering Palin, an original Tea Partyer, is at the forefront of conservative principals and whatever you might think of Trump, he is no conservative. From Planned Parenthood, abortion in general, eminent domain, guns, taxes, Trump is outside the conservative circle, looking in.

The last post we had about Palin a few years back (not sure who authored it) I voiced my admiration for Palin, her resilience in face of the adversity, and her character at how she viewed government, the role of government and the role of the citizen to check and limit that government at every turn. I also wished Palin would get out of public life (obviously not my call) make a boat load of cash in speaking gigs and endorsements, and ride into the sunset financially secure. she did not take my advice. She launched her own TV station, pay per view of course. I figured if folks were willing to pay for hearing her views, good on her for cashing in. But the station did not last long. Foxnews dumped her, much speculation as to why. Not going away quietly and thinking her endorsement would hold sway with some, She has now backed Trump.

But Palin’s private life is a bit of a mess. Daughter Bristol just looks at a man and she gets knocked up, despite her abstinence platform. And now her son Track got arrested for smacking his girlfriend around and playing with an AR-15 while snockered.

Today Palin went proactive, describing Track as a PTSD sufferer, yeah, she went there;

Some have accused Palin of blaming Obama for her son’s PTSD, I did not read it that way. This was a Trump rally and of course you have to go after the president, every rally involves going after the president. And even if Obama did respect the military (hahahahahahaha) his opinion has no bearing on the injuries sustained by soldiers in a combat zone, assuming that this diagnosis has any merit (Trac better get his ass to a medical professional immediately).

All this this begs the question, why is Sarah still in Iowa and not on a plane back home to be with her kid? Trump got his endorsement. Some of the more skeptical have opined that the deal maker brokered an endorsement from the Tea Party darling in exchange for a cabinet seat (Interior, Energy, take your pick). Family values and family loyalty is big with us knuckle dragging religion/gun clinging conservatives, I would expect her to be home with her family, not campaigning in Iowa.

I told you so….

Back in the old days of the antichrist Boosh, the left loved to tell us how evil his administration was for all sorts of things, but especially the cloak and dagger shit that the left always projects on their enemies. Of course, those of us that know the left better and realize that projection happens because the left is assuming others do whatever they do, are not surprised to find out, that in the age of Obama, the abuse of power is always directed at your allies and political enemies:

President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs.

Hah! Is this yet another Obama broken promise? As Glenn H. Reynolds so avidly points out: Obama’s promises all come with expiration dates and usually reflect exactly the opposite of what he plans to do. You pick the promise, and you will find that it was a boldfaced lie or only was kept unitl it became inconvenient for this administration to do so. Here is some juice shit that follows:

But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.

How much do we want to bet that Iran – the bad guy in this stupid deal that is assured to cause us so much more pain in the future – never had anything compared to the level of scrutiny that this administration put on what they labeled a political enemy. And let us not forget, as the left constantly reminds us through word and deed, that the real enemy according to them never is the people that want to kill Americans or Jews and destroy the west in the process, but the political enemies of the left. And Nethanyahu sure as hell is a “grade A” enemy in the eyes if this pro-Islamic fundamentalism administration. With information like this coming out, what more proof do you need that to these scumbags it never really is about the interests of the American people, but always that of the political left? After all, it isn’t like Iran has read anything but acquiescence from this idiotic deal either.

The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.

White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. “We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ ” a senior U.S. official said. “We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it.’ ”

Yeah, the bad guy according to the WH was that evil Netanyahu guy because he had the temerity to refuse to go along with an absolutely insane and stupid deal that clearly allows Iran to build nuclear weapons and continue to pursue the agenda of genocide against the Jews and the Great Satan, and not the Iranian madmen or the fucking idiots in the WH that conjured up this terrible deal. And am I alone in getting a whiff of the old Clintoneseque lawyerese? “We didn’t tell them to do it, but didn’t tell them not to do it and then share it with us either”, wink wink. Par for the course. From the whole sicking the IRS on political enemies scandal that they have been trying so hard, to squash to the now all but forgotten gun running scam into Mexico run by the DEA that they hoped would allow the massacre that would follow to be used to piss on the second amendment, to the plethora of insane foreign policy debacles that make the Carter years look awesome in contrast (the Arab Spring, Benghazi, Syria, ISIS, Turkey, the Russians, China, Iran, and so fucking on and on). this administration has been about profit for the left’s political machine at the expense of not just the American people, but the world at large. And they don’t even worry much that this agenda shines through, because after all, with the DOJ owned and doing their bidding and Congress neutered, who is going to really stand against them and their criminal and down right evil agenda?

Stepped-up NSA eavesdropping revealed to the White House how Mr. Netanyahu and his advisers had leaked details of the U.S.-Iran negotiations—learned through Israeli spying operations—to undermine the talks; coordinated talking points with Jewish-American groups against the deal; and asked undecided lawmakers what it would take to win their votes, according to current and former officials familiar with the intercepts.

Before former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed much of the agency’s spying operations in 2013, there was little worry in the administration about the monitoring of friendly heads of state because it was such a closely held secret. After the revelations and a White House review, Mr. Obama announced in a January 2014 speech he would curb such eavesdropping.

Anyone still doubt that Snowden is a fucking hero even if you disagree with how he did what he did? And ask yourself who paid for this absolutely egregious abuse of power. Has anyone in this administration been held accountable? Shit, Nixon wants to retract his resignation. After all, he got run out of town for what amounts to a joke compared to the laundry list of criminal activity engaged in and gotten away with by this administration. A complicit and cowed media goes a long way. Now if they had only managed to get their lie about Benghazi being about out of control social media to stick so they could control the internet as well, they would really be rocking the Kasbah.

In closed-door debate, the Obama administration weighed which allied leaders belonged on a so-called protected list, shielding them from NSA snooping. French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders made the list, but the administration permitted the NSA to target the leaders’ top advisers, current and former U.S. officials said. Other allies were excluded from the protected list, including Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of NATO ally Turkey, which allowed the NSA to spy on their communications at the discretion of top officials.

I think the WSJ is not being accurate here, because I remember how part of the Snowden release showed massive spying by the NSA on the Europeans, and especially the French and Germans, targeting the leadership specifically (google it, it is out there). I am betting the only people not eavesdropped on are the Iranians, Russians, and the Chinese, probably because all the assets where too busy looking at the political enemies of the administration and those radical right wing fanatics that won’t just let team Obama do their thing. Now for the doozy in the story:

Privately, Mr. Obama maintained the monitoring of Mr. Netanyahu on the grounds that it served a “compelling national security purpose,” according to current and former U.S. officials. Mr. Obama mentioned the exception in his speech but kept secret the leaders it would apply to.

Are we talking about that monitoring that they never really told the NSA to do, or not to do, here? Yeah, I thought so. It is quite obvious to me that Netanyahu was a threat to the security of the Obama Administration and its plans to fundamentally change America as promised, too. Of course I doubt that many people in America, including so many Jews that are bought and owned by the democratic party, realize what this revelation shows this administration really is about. Can you imagine Boosh or another republican doing something like this and getting away with it? Think hard on that people. That’s the litmus test really, and the proof that we are all being had by these crooks. Let’s put Hillary in the WH so this party can go on. On steroids.