Monday, August 03, 2015

FUNNIEST CHART O' THE DAY: Breakdown of Where Bill and Hillary Clinton’s "Charitable" Donations Went

According to their tax returns, it turns out that essentially all of the Clinton family's "charitable donations" were directed back to their own "charities".

As TaxProf notes, the family’s charitable giving from 2007 onward has been a case study in moving money around. Since 2007, the Clintons “made $15 million (10.8 percent of their AGI) of charitable contributions, $14.9 million of which went to the Clinton Family Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.”

That leaves $100,000 for charitable uses that don’t directly involve the Clinton family and their globalist friends.

As a reminder, in April I created a chart illustrating where the Clinton Global Graft Initiative's various expenditures went. It's equally amusing.

Little wonder Hillary's email server "disappeared".


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WELFARE STATE SUCCESS STORY #8,091: More Kids Living In Poverty Now Than During Great Recession

By Nick Sorrentino

A picture from an Indian reservation in South Dakota. American Indians have gotten the rawest deal in America as a group, and the US government has managed their affairs to a large degree since conquering them. So what does that tell you?
This is what happens when government layers regulations on top of regulations. When it makes it very difficult to start businesses. When it encourages government dependence for electoral reasons. (It does. I hate that it does, but it does.) When government rewards companies which partner with politicians with taxpayer money and favors.This is what happens when the people running the show in Washington abandon the spirit of free enterprise, the spirit of freedom, and instead embrace the languid mediocrity of the welfare state.

No child should be hungry. But the welfare state is not the way to keep bellies full. Non-profits need to be empowered, and government and the dependence it creates must be reduced in a real way. (This must be done over time but with tangible and verifiable milestones. Corporate dependence needs to be cut tomorrow however.)

Cue this story in USA Today:

NEW BOOK BY OBAMA’S PARTNER IN PEACE: Denies Holocausts, Calls for Destruction of Israel

By The Tower

A new book by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei refers to the Holocaust as “a propaganda ploy” and promotes the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state, Iran expert Amir Taheri wrote Saturday for The New York Post.

Taheri wrote that he received a copy of the book, currently available only in Iran, from a friend living there. In the book, Khamenei writes that his plan does not involve a plan to “massacre the Jews” or engage in “classical wars” to destroy Israel. Rather, his goal is to engage Israel in a long period of “low-intensity warfare,” which would prompt most Israeli Jews to leave for the safety of other countries.

Khamenei boasts about the success of his plans to make life impossible for Israelis through terror attacks from Lebanon and Gaza. His latest scheme is to recruit “fighters” in the West Bank to set up Hezbollah-style units.

“We have intervened in anti-Israel matters, and it brought victory in the 33-day war by Hezbollah against Israel in 2006 and in the 22-day war between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip,” he boasts.

Khamenei describes Israel as “a cancerous tumor” whose elimination would mean that “the West’s hegemony and threats will be discredited” in the Middle East. In its place, he boasts, “the hegemony of Iran will be promoted.”

Khamenei’s plan would allow Jews with “genuine roots” to remain in Israel as “protected minorities.” At some point, Israel would revert to United Nations control, and a referendum of Palestinians and their descendants and any remaining Jews would be held “to create the new state of Palestine.”

Khamenei wrote that his proposal is not based on anti-Semitism, which he claimed was a European phenomenon, but on “well-established Islamic principles.” One of those principles is that any land that was once under Muslim control – which includes large chunks of Europe, China, and India – can never be ruled by non-Muslims.

John Kasich Has a $14 Billion Obamacare Problem

By Jason Hart, Ohio Watchdog

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s habit of telling voters “Ohio money” pays for his Obamacare Medicaid expansion is about to catch up to him.

To silence conservative critics, Kasich says Obamacare expansion is bringing $14 billion of Ohio money back to Ohio from the federal government.

But that’s not how the expansion works — a fact Kasich’s opponents in a crowded Republican presidential primary are certain to point out.

There is no vault of “Ohio money” set aside to pay for Kasich’s Obamacare expansion, which has already increased federal welfare spending by $4 billion.

Matt Mayer, president of free-market think tank Opportunity Ohio, expects the governor’s message to fall apart when it’s challenged by other presidential candidates.

Larwyn's Linx: Human Smugglers Running Wild in Texas Border City

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Nation

Human Smugglers Running Wild in Texas Border City: Ildefonso Ortiz
Ohio Judge to Illegal Accused of Murder: ‘I Can’t Set a Bond High Enough’: Andrew Husband
Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho: Leo Hohmann

Kerry: 'No Knowledge' that 'Death to America' is 'Specific Plan': Clarion
Ted Cruz Responds to Obama’s Iran ‘Rhetoric’: Jennifer Van Laar
How to Stop Planned Parenthood: John Drogin

'Draft Biden' gears up for VP entering race: Ryan Lovelace
The Teflon Dame: Derek Hunter
Desperate Dems panicking over Hillary as stilettos are unsheathed: Thomas Lifson

New California Law – No Bosses: Bruce Bialosky
The Man with a Plan: Donald Trump’s 5-Part Strategy to Make America Great Again: Breitbart
Gov. Christie likely to pardon legal gun owners arrested in New Jersey: CDN

Crime and Punishment: Illinois Edition: WUIS 91.9
Push is on to get Nebraska to join the call for a convention of states: Martha Stoddard
Gun-Free NYC: 12 hurt as gunman opens fire at Brooklyn house party: Daily Mail

Scandal Central

Hillary’s Two Races: To Keep Ahead of the Investigators, and to Win the White House: John Fund
Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer has Copy of Classified Emails on Thumb Drive- Could she be Prosecuted?: Frank Camp
Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.: Paul Mirengoff

Climate & Energy

The ObamaCare of Energy Sector Regulations – Obama To Unveil EPA Carbon Tax: Treehouse
Six items to look for in the EPA power plant rule: Zack Colman
EPA diktats: Pushing back: TribLive

Media

About Those Planned Parenthood "Idiots": Kevin McCullough
Scapegoating 101: In From the Cold
Hillary! Goes Full Otter: Ace

World

Hamas's Child Abuse Camps: Khaled Abu Toameh
Islam's 'Fair-Haired Women' Problem: Raymond Ibrahim
The invasion of much of Europe seems to be getting noticed: Vlad Tepes

The Islamic State's Campaign Plan: Vijeta Uniyal
Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail: Lilia Shevtsova
Nigerian Troops Rescue 178 People, Mostly Children, Kill Large Number Of Boko Haram: WZ

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Ancient Huts Provide New Information on Magnetic Pole Reversal and the South Atlantic Anomaly: Ancient Origins
Or Maybe We Shouldn't Ban Killer Robots: Motherboard
Microsoft Getting Very Googley with Windows 10: Ace

Cornucopia

Buzz Aldrin's Travel Voucher To The Moon: Lid
Norman Lear: Patriot: Ace
Death of a Diploma Mill: University of Phoenix Going Down in Flames?: Samantha Allen

Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: FIGHT DC: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "The gross federal debt now stands at $18.15 trillion, while current-dollar GDP is lagging behind at $17.665 trillion. The federal debt is now larger than our entire economy, and based on the current trajectory, it will remain that way indefinitely. In fact, precisely because the debt has grown so large relative to the size of the economy – it is unlikely that the economy can ever grow quickly enough to overcome the debt with so much dead weight on its shoulders.

Just 30 years ago, the gross federal debt was only 40% of GDP. Think of it this way: it’s a lot easier to hike five miles in a forest in a timely fashion while carrying a 40-pound rucksack as opposed to a 100-pound one.

So the next time you hear a liberal feign moral outrage over the need to spend more money on entitlement programs and regulatory agencies, ask how that helps the “middle class” when the ensuing creation of debt permanently depresses wage growth and job opportunities." --Daniel Horowitz

Sunday, August 02, 2015

NEW COMIC STRIP: The Hilarious Hijinx of Hillary

Illustrated by our summer intern, @BiffSpackle:

Biff's entire, awesome comic collection can be viewed here. You're welcome.

OBAMA’S BIOGRAPHY: Some Assembly Required

By Lawrence Sellin

Bottom line up front: The political establishment and the media are hiding the greatest fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history to protect a hopelessly corrupt status quo.

They continue the charade while desperately trying to run out the clock on Obama because they know if the full truth about him was ever told, the American people would rise up with uncontainable anger against the permanent political class and their collaborators in the media. The vast majority of the members of our lawless one-party, political-media state would lose their jobs and many would go to prison.

Such a description would go a long way towards explaining why Obama, who never lets facts or logic get in the way of his political agenda, is undeterred by any legal constraints and why the Republican leadership is so submissive and cooperative. There may be subtle policy differences among them, but one thing is palpably clear to the political-media establishment - if he goes down, they all go down.

There is, in fact, no credible evidence that Obama was actually born anywhere.

The official version is that Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at Kapiʻolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother was Stanley Ann Dunham, born in Wichita, Kansas, and his father, Barack Obama, Sr., from Kenya.

Neither Kapiʻolani nor Queens Medical Center, both in Honolulu, Hawaii have ever confirmed from their hospital records that Obama was born in either hospital.

It is worth noting that Hawaiian law allows the state to issue a certificate of live birth even if the child is born outside of Hawaii, provided that the parents have been legal residents for at least one year immediately preceding the birth. Many of those have been published in Hawaiian newspapers as local births.

At times during his life, Obama designated his birthplace as Kenya, and Joel Gilbert has presented a convincing account that his real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA member and propagandist.

Who knows? Obama's life is a biographical jigsaw puzzle of poorly-fitting and missing pieces.

Display this one weird bumper sticker and watch liberal heads explode!

Spotted at Sobieski's feed:


Absolutely perfect.

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Larwyn's Linx: The president versus Kerry

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Nation

The president versus Kerry: Richard Baehr
Obama's other Iran coverup: The Iran-al-Qaeda connection to 9/11: Matzav
Will the Drip, Drip, Drip Wear Away the Iran Deal?: AmInt

Rise Of Trump: GOP Base ‘Absolutely Hates’ GOP Leadership: Brian Carey
Trump Goes After Huma Weiner: EIB
Garland, TX terrorist bought gun in 2010 via Fast and Furious: Richard A. Serrano

Jeb Bush Praises Obama, Touts Common Core at Urban League: Jim Hoft
Surprise: Jeb Bush Starts Showing His Cult Of Climastrology Membership: Cove
Jeb! Explains Why He Should Never, Ever Be President: Instapundit

Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: Instapundit
Donald Trump third in STL Tea Party poll; Ted Cruz on top: Gregg Palermo
Cruz Super PAC gets $10 million donation from single donor: Julie Bykowicz

Economy

Obama's TPP Trade Deal Hits the Wall: Curtis Ellis
Tech industry's persistent claim of worker shortage may be phony: Mike Hiltzik
Donald Trump Empire Sought Visas For At Least 1,100 Foreign Workers: Reuters

Scandal Central

What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the TN shooting will enrage you: Allen West
Judge who blocked Planned Parenthood videos RAISED $230,000 for OBAMA: Scoop
Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.: Paul Mirengoff

Climate & Energy

Obama To Unveil New Energy Cost Skyrocketing “Climate Change” Regulations: RWN
Obama Wants Soviet-Style 5-Year Plan on Infrastructure: CNS
A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US: Anthony Watts

Media

Ghetto Pride Day: The Z Man
Stranger in a Strange Land: Jim Quinn
Quote of the Day - RACIST! Edition: The Smallest Minority

Mark Levin: The Republican Party Won Its Majority on a Lie: Julia Hahn
Cry Baby Dana Milbank: ‘Ted Cruz Bullied Republicans for Years’: Michael van der Galien
Immigrants object to growing use of ankle monitors after detention: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, LA Times

World

Heading Toward An EMP Catastrophe: Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Police Warn of No-Go Zones in Germany: Soeren Kern
French riot police disperse migrants trying to storm Channel Tunnel: Fox

The Islamic State’s Christian and Yizidi Sex Slaves: Nina Shea
Islamists Sending Personal Threats to Servicemen & Families: Clarion
Emails: Hillary Clinton Sought Advice on How To Navigate American-Israeli Relations: Tess Owen

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US Marines Say F-35 is Ready for War: Marcus Weisgerber
New twist in telco giants' fight to destroy the FCC's net neutrality: Kieren McCarthy
United Airlines Hacked by Chinese: P.H. Madore

Cornucopia

Black Holes and Other Mathematical “Zeros”: MOTUS
Ronda Rousey destroyed Bethe Correia in 34 seconds: Avery Stone
Wrestling Icon 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies of Cardiac Arrest: David Nield

Image: A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: REIGNITE LIBERTY: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "[Boehner] is essentially delivering for Barack Obama everything Barack Obama wants. Just because you’re dressed up as a Republican doesn’t make it so… By his actions, he has demonstrated that he is not a conservative. He spends his time with [Rep. Kevin] McCarthy (R-CA) and [Rep. Steve] Scalise (R-LA) conspiring against the Tea Party and the more conservative elements of his caucus…

...I can’t think of one significant advance in the cause of liberty or limited government under John Boehner. When he and [Sen. Mitch] McConnell (R-KY)—who’s equally bad— surrendered the power of the purse right out of the box… they just delivered Obama everything he wanted. So these men have helped Obama oversee the biggest explosion of government both in spending and in power ever...

...The Republican Party is a disaster. It has lost its way, I don’t think it even knows what its way is. We have a couple of self-serving powerful politicians at the top—in the House, in the Senate, and in the RNC [Republican National Committee] and various other places that empower themselves, they like exercising power. And they fear conservatives more than the Democratic Party… They hate conservatives, they hate constitutionalists, they hate the Tea Party. They don’t care for the Democrats, but they’ll work with them…

...They have no strategic vision whatsoever—and, of course, they have no tactical vision at all either—and they keep saying, ‘Vote Republican, Vote Republican.’ But they are doing more to dispirit Republicans and conservatives than Barack Obama, because people go to the polls, they give them the House, then they give them the Senate, and they get nothing. They also seem to think that bipartisanship is the reason they’re in Washington. No, the reason they’re in Washington is to advance the cause of liberty and prosperity and constitutionalism. Why would you want to participate in a bipartisan government when the President of United States is openly usurping the rule of law and openly attack the private sector and individual sovereignty?… Why wouldn’t you do everything you can to throw a wrench in his agenda?" --Mark Levin

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Obama Hiding Text of Iran Nuclear Deals And Unclassified Documents From the American People and... Congress

By The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Crucial aspects of the Iran nuclear deal remain hidden from the public, and in some instances, from the American government, Bloomberg reports.

In a closed-door session with House members Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry revealed that two side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were reached. Kerry said he neither read nor possesses the secret agreements.

According to U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the House Intelligence Committee who attended the closed-door session, Congress also is in the dark on these agreements.

"Kerry told me directly that he has not read the secret side deals. He told us the State Department does not have possession of these documents," Pompeo told Bloomberg View columnists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake.

Furthermore, other secret agreements kept from the public were presented to Congress on Monday – part of 18 documents the White House were required to disclose – including secret letters of understanding between the U.S., France, Germany , and the United Kingdom that outline some of the ambiguous aspects of the nuclear deal.

Seventeen of these documents are unclassified, yet they are stored in ultra-secure facilities intended for top-secret information, the Daily Beast reports. These extraordinary precautions indicate that the Obama administration is seeking to keep unclassified documents from reaching the public.

*CRUNCH* THIS POPCORN IS GETTING GOOD! Federal Judge Slaps Hillary and Huma With Full Disclosure Demands

By Judicial Watch

(31 July 2015, Washington DC) – Today U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary Clinton’s email server to conduct government business. The court issued the ruling late today after holding a status hearing in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). The lawsuit reopened last month because of revelations about Hillary Clinton’s email records.

The text of Judge Sullivan’s minute order, which was issued at 5:46 pm:

As agreed by the parties at the July 31, 2015 status hearing, the Government shall produce a copy of the letters sent by the State Department to Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Ms. Huma Abedin and Ms. Cheryl Mills regarding the collection of government records in their possession. These communications shall be posted on the docket forthwith. The Government has also agreed to share with Plaintiff’s counsel the responses sent by Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. These communications shall also be posted on the docket forthwith. In addition, as related to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests in this case, the Government is HEREBY ORDERED to:

Larwyn's Linx: Iran Needs to Get Nuclear Weapons So We Can See if They’ll Use Them

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Nation

Iran Needs to Get Nukes So We Can See if They’ll Use Them: Sara Noble
Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law and Do It Anyway: RWN
Clinton in Free Fall: Dick Morris

Hillary sidekick, Muslim Brotherhood-tied Huma Abedin investigated for fraud: Shoebat
Planned Parenthood Got Millions After Lobbying Hillary State Dept.: Bill McMorris
StemExpress Trying To Block Knowledge They Get ‘Fully Intact Fetuses’: Russ Hepler

Thank God Mr. Ted Cruz is in Washington.: Thy Black Man
Ted Cruz super PACs rake in $38 million: Katie Gueck
Rand Paul: Those Who Support Trump Are Insane: Matt Wilstein

The Donald's Madhouse Candidacy Will Implode, Right?: Mike Littwin
Cruz Replies to Romney: There’s a Reason He Got ‘Clobbered’ in '12: Josh Feldman
President Huckabee might deploy troops, FBI to stop abortions: Leada Gore

Economy

Obama's Economic, Jobs, Deficit Performance Is Worst On Record: Timothy H. Lee
The Interest Rate Trap: The Z Man
No Congressional GOP Leaders Will Support Reducing Immigration: Julia Hahn

Scandal Central

Federal Judge Orders State Dept. to Turn Over All Hillary Records: JW
Obama heavily redacts latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails: Times
Trump attacks Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked right-hand woman, Huma Abedin: BNI

Hillary Clinton’s Emails, Round Three — Live Dive: WSJ
Email Release PROVES Questions Were LEAKED to Hillary Before ‘Meet The Press’ Interview!: Sooper
Judge, former Obama bundler and ‘huge Democrat donor,’ blocks Planned Parenthood videos: Twitchy

Media

Clearly, the Donald Works for Hillary: Joe Queenan
Now it's Edward Snowden the comic book: Daily Mail
Hillary Clinton’s doctor wrote her a note saying she can be president: Twitchy

Rise up and awaken the sleeping generation: David Bossie
In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman: John Hawkins
Black Woman Saved by Florida's Stand Your Ground Law: David Ovalle

Academic: Constitution Is ‘Confederate Symbol,’ Censor It: Blake Neff
Huckabee’s ‘oven’ remark taken out of context: Jonah Goldberg
Text reveals Subway’s Jared paid 16-year-old for sex: report: Post

World

French Official Reportedly Stated That Killing Iran Deal Would Lead To Better Deal: RWN
FRANCE: Calais up in flames as illegal alien Muslim invaders fight to get to UK: BNI
UK: Muslims threaten to slaughter soldiers’ wives and families: Robert Spencer

Pensions and Medicare after an Economic Collapse: Ferfal
Venezuela Supermarket Looting Leaves One Dead, Dozens Detained: IBTimes
Venezuela's hospitals on life support: Channel 4

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count): Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza (2010)
Since when did the Islamic State (ISIS) seize control of Facebook?: BNI
Mt. Gox head arrested over loss of 650,000 bitcoins: Jon Brodkin

Cornucopia

Get your Hillary lawn signs for 2016!: iOTWreport
The Dog Days of August Are Upon Us: MOTUS
Dr. Distracto: Springer's Blog

Image: FRANCE: Calais up in flames as illegal alien Muslim invaders fight to get to UK
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: TIME TO LOWER THE BOOM: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "We are going on seven years since the Fed lowered rates to what people thought was the floor of the possible...

...That’s not the half of it. Corporate and sovereign debt is now fully structured around near zero rates. Most of this debt is rolled over when it matures so a rising interest rate environment means suddenly rising interest payments. That’s what happened to Greece. Rates jumped and the operating deficit increased. That was met with more borrowing, which drove rates higher. Eventually, they could no longer borrow at rates they could pay...

...Rates will return to their natural level eventually. The question is whether it will be an orderly recession that comes with raising rates or whether it will be a chaotic depression as central banks lose control of monetary policy. Those are not great choices and they are political choices. The Fed is a political institution, which is why they keep delaying the pain. In politics, tomorrow is the best time to take the pain and tomorrow never comes...

...The Romans never figured out how to make an orderly retreat from empire. They exhausted themselves financially and culturally trying to keep the empire together, eventually leading to collapse. America is not about to be invaded by Visigoths. Collapse is unlikely, but a very painful and disruptive reordering is on the horizon. The question is how painful and orderly." --The Z Man