Tag: America’s decline

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.

Speaking Of Geniuses

I’ve mentioned before the coterie of standard bearers that I find useful to check in with from time to time (Rush, Ann, Charles), not so much to get marching orders (how convenient for the left) but as a sounding board/backstop, to reinforce opinions already reached (when they go off the deep end, they really go canonball), or to discover an angle I had not thought of. And probably the guy preeminent on that list is Mark Levin. I wrote a post several months ago disagreeing with Levin and his illogical (at least to me) rants attacking Christie. The other day I heard a radio snippet whereby he wanted those peeing Marines decorated, can’t even remotely go there. But pound for pound, he sees the forest for the trees better then most. Here is something from yesterday:

Yes, he is there to hawk his book, how Bain Capital of him, greedy bastard.

He hits a number of themes, all worthy of discussion, but I’m going to include a few here. He asks where this fundamental position exists whereby the stated goal is to level the playing field, to transition America to reduce income inequality, I know. Margaret Thatcher knew, a shared misery is more preferable then a tide rising ALL boats. But it is more insipid then that. We got a glimpse of this Noblesse oblige attitude with Hillary and her attempt to bullrush universal healthcare during her husband’s term, when she admitted that government sometimes needs to save it’s citizens from themselves, to make hard choices because they know better then the people what is good for them. This Marie Antoinette attitude of let them eat cake, the self anointed position the democrats have adopted whereby they are charged with championing the down trodden, the dis enfranchised, the discriminated, and the indigent, it gets them votes. Eating the rich is one way to appear benevolent and noble.

Neil asked Mark how today, and the challenges in front of us today, are different from say that of the Great Depression or the turn of the century. For one, we are in a $15 trillion dollar hole. The size and scope of the federal government (and its ravenous appetite), the expectations by those takers (not the providers), those that do not pay taxes and do not contribute to society but are a drain, they have grown both in numbers and their expectations of what is owed them, and also because today more than ever, world markets are inextricably linked, where we all hear and are affected by that lone tree falling in the forest, European bankruptcies (and our’s close behind) affect other nation’s economies.

TARP was also mentioned, with the usual finger pointing. Although the notion of Too Big To Fail hopefully has been buried once and for all, I am willing to give the original signatories a derision pass, given the circumstances at the time, as long as everyone adopts the position that ,”tried that once because we didn’t know better, now we do so never again”.

An orange juice can over Ron Paul, I need a minute to let that idea whaff over me. BTW, did anyone catch Paul’s incredible about face over killing OBL in last night’s debate? He is a slippery sucker. But his zero tax bracket idea was interesting (all candidates had to go on the record with their highest tax bracket, Paul’s was zero) crazy, but interesting.

I get the urgency that something must be done soon to stay the course and right the ship, and the elections this year could go a long way in that needed first step, but I just don’t see any quick painless fixes, for ourselves, the Europeans, or the world markets in general.