Thursday, April 30, 2015

HILLARITY: Top 10 Times Hillary Lied About the Clinton Foundation During Her Confirmation Hearings

With a tip o' the cap to James:

#1: Clinton: "...the Office of Government Ethics and the career ethics officials at the State Department have looked at the rules and concluded there is not an inherent conflict of interest in any of my husband’s work at all. However, the foundation and the president-elect decided to go beyond what the law and the ethics rules call for to address even the appearance of conflict and that is why they signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines the voluntary steps that the foundation is taking to address potential concerns that might come up down the road.” (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing, 1/13/09)

#2: Clinton: “The memorandum of understanding is, as you know, public and the president-elect and the foundation and I have all worked to be very transparent. My team has stayed in close touch with the committee and we’ve addressed the committee’s questions on these issues in a broad range of written answers which are part of the so-called QFRs, the questions for the record.” (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing, 1/13/09)

#3: Clinton: "...when it was all submitted to the Office of Government Ethics, they said there was no inherent conflict. My husband doesn’t take a salary. He has no financial interests in any of this. I don’t take a salary. I have no financial interests. So out of that abundance of caution and a desire to avoid even the appearance, the president-elect’s transition team began working with the foundation to try to craft an agreement that would avoid the appearance of a conflict but would also ensure that the foundation can continue its work.” (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing, 1/13/09)

#4: Clinton: “So the work of the foundation, the confidence that it has created with donors who know that it has an extremely low percentage that goes to any overhead. It has a very transparent way that it uses the money...” (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing, 1/13/09)

Long Hot Summer Coming

Lee relays the following 'from a proven reliable source in a position to know this as true':


CBS Baltimore: "Sheriff: ‘I Was Sick To My Stomach’ After Being Told To Stand Down"

But what shocked [Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis] the most, he said, was when city police told him not to confront and accost the rioters...

“I was sick to my stomach like everybody else. … This was urban warfare, no question about it. They were coming in absolutely beaten down. The [city officers] got out of their vehicles, thanked us profusely for being there, apologized to us for having to be there. They said we could have handled this, we were very capable of handling this, but we were told to stand down, repeatedly told to stand down,” he said. “I had never heard that order come from anyone — we went right out to our posts as soon as we got there, so I never heard the mayor say that. But repeatedly these guys, and there were many high-ranking officials from the Baltimore City Police Department … and these guys told me they were essentially neutered from the start. They were spayed from the start. They were told to stand down, you will not take any action, let them destroy property. I couldn’t believe it, I’m a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. … I had never heard anything like this before in my life and these guys obviously aren’t gonna speak out and the more I thought about this, … I had to say a few things. I apologize if I’ve upset people, but I believe in saying it like it is.”

What we know so far:

- Valerie Jarrett is the coordinator of "demonstrations" in cities nationwide. She is "on the phone" with mayors, radicals and activists. NYC is the next big one and has already started.

- Every incident of a black person getting shot by police or roughed up resisting arrest is being examined by a Democrat team to see how useful it could be. Media allies will be told which to go after and what messaged to include.

- They will occur in Democrat-run cities and the police will be hamstrung (stand down, fall back, don't look aggressive, etc....) to maximize vivid scenes of violence and destruction and make authorities look powerless.

- This is an IW [information warfare] campaign that will go on all summer and escalate in cities around the country. The overarching memes will be economic injustice, judicial prejudice, income inequality, white racism and police brutality. They are throwing the police and firefighter unions under the bus on this.

- The goal? Set up another Dem messianic candidate and blame Republicans for the violence. Party before country for Democrats, always.

- Despite the Democrats owning this (cities dominated by Democrats for many decades... like Baltimore) they are convinced they can turn it around and their constituency is dumb enough to buy. They are probably right.

- Louisville and Baltimore were the test events. Baltimore went well. Sharpton is on his way to cement it in, then on to NYC.

- Thug is the new "N" word.

- Pointing all this our too loudly may get you a Breitbart event. Yes, it has gotten that bad.

Long hot summer coming.

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NEWSPEAK: The Secret Style Guide of Vintage Media

By Michelle Obama's Mirror

The ultimate handbook of Newspeak provides helpful guidelines to steer us through these troubling times:

Employing the concept of doublethink, the Party gives ironic names to its branches as a way to euphemize what they actually are:

The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty. – George Orwell 1984

The 2015 version:


Secrets of success in Minitrue Media:

1. Don’t check facts.

secrets of success

2. Load the deck.

The Most Amazing Economic Chart of All Time

By James Pethokoukis

I have referred to the above chart as “The most important economic chart in Western civilization.” How did that amazing growth trajectory happen? As Deirdre McCloskey suggests, the West became a business-admiring civilization and that changed everything. We started respecting and rewarding innovators — and the creative destruction they unleash. But as James Bessen explains in Harvard Business Review, it took awhile for workers to benefit:

Larwyn's Linx: None Dare Call It Treason: Obama’s Nuclear Iran Deal and the Corker Bill

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None Dare Call It Treason: Obama’s Iran Deal and the Corker Bill: George Rasley
Everything going as planned in Baltimore: just ask Alinsky: Shannon Grady
President Jarrett in 'Regular Contact' With Baltimore Mayor: Daniel Halper

The dirty little secret no one wants to admit about Baltimore: Allen West
Baltimore Mayor Rawlings Thanks ISIS Advocates For their Support: Treehouse
Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘trying to injure himself’: WaPo

Two Approaches to Immigration: Weapons Man
Ignoring Personal Responsibility Is a Riot: Ben Shapiro
Obama’s E-Mail: Lessons Learned: David Kleidermacher

Likely Felon Hillary Clinton: Let's Open Up All the Prisons: Ace
Jeb Bush Endorses Puerto Rican Statehood in Spanish Speech: Breitbart
Democrat-Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president': Fox


Obama vs. Reagan on Econonic Growth: GWP
Despair seen in Baltimore is rife in other cities: John Kass
Negative interest rates set stage for biggest mass default ever: Jeremy Warner

Scandal Central

Shady Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations: JWF
Clinton Foundation spent more on office supplies than on charity gifts in 2013: Ben Bullard
181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department: Vox

Hillary Send Susan Rice Her Daughter Chelsea Out to Lie for Her: Ace
6,500 Lois Lerner emails recovered from backup tapes: Jazz Shaw
The Further Democratization of Stingray: Bruce Schneier

Climate & Energy

California’s class-based water woes.: Moe Lane
An ironic drought in California: Victor Davis Hanson
Senators vote to block EPA’s use of ‘secret science’: Timothy Cama


Chuck Todd: ‘It Boggles The Mind’ That Clinton Foundation Continues to Take Foreign Money: WFB
The author of a book hammering Hillary Clinton says he now has full-time security: Colin Campbell
David Simon rips Martin O'Malley on Baltimore record: Adam B. Lerner

“Stripped Away of Opportunity?” What Hopelessness is Not: MagNote
Video proof: Hillary Clinton has manufactured more accents than Hyundai: Doug Powers
Budweiser's 'no' must go: social media: Bill McColl

Alex Wagner: "Half Black" Obama Doubling Down On Use of the Word "Thug": Ace
Now 14 Known Slaveholding Ancestors of Ben Affleck Throughout the South: Breitbart
Ted Cruz accuses Obama of inflaming racial tensions: Guardian


Iran nuclear deal: Obama's desperation is showing. And it's dangerous: Sen. Marco Rubio
Terrorism in Africa: The Imminent Threat to the United States: Thomas Joscelyn, LWJ
ISIS Hijacks #BaltimoreRiots Hashtag, Discuss Race Issues, Urge Attacks On Police: MEMRI

Good Grief – John Podesta Lobbied The State Dept. On Behalf of Uranium One: Treehouse
Al Jazeera America Faces $15MM Anti-Semitism & Sexism Lawsuit: Bradford Thomas
Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki: Telegraph

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Digitizing DIY: Lowe’s to Offer 3D Printing Services at Orchard Supply Hardware: Jason Dorrier
Air Force finally reveals mysterious space plane’s experimental engines: Ryan Whitwam
New spectroscopic images of Mercury are a rainbow of colour: Michelle Starr


We Have A Wonderful Announcement…: NoisyRm
Another historic Obama first: lowest attendance for MLB game ever: Baltimore Sun
Looting: Give Me Liberty

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QOTD: "Part of the reason so many people feel compelled to defend the indefensible is that Hillary is essentially the only game in town for Democrats, a choice that the party has made for itself.  And America's "gliding queen" isn't in any rush to address any of these serious allegations -- or anything else for that matter:  Since announcing her presidential campaign 17 days ago, she has answered a total of seven questions from the media.  And most of her "answers" were either facile deflections or substance-free cliches.  Why subject yourself to real questions when you can stage phony "listening sessions" with hand-selected supporters stripped of their cellphones, and pander on Twitter." --Guy Benson

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CONFIRMED: Obama “Siding with Iran” in Yemen Conflict

By The Tower

The Obama administration is “siding with Iran” while operating “over the heads of the Saudis” in its deliberations over the future of Yemen, Tony Badran, a research fellow for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies, wrote Friday in an analysis published on the Lebanese website NOW News.

Badran noted that a number of administration officials, while publicly claiming to support the Saudis, have actually “tilted much more toward Iran.” Last week, for example, one administration official said that Saudi Arabia should stick to defending its border.


By Sara Noble

Our president has emboldened the Iranians so much that they feel comfortable telling Americans sanctions will be lifted in July while at the same time informing U.S. Senator Tom Cotton he will basically have nothing to say about it.

President Obama is allowing Iran to become a superpower in the region. He has abandoned our allies and has embraced Iran for a terrible deal. While Mr. Obama won’t sit down or try to work with the Republican Congress, he will sit down with Iran and give them more power than he gives Congress.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted Sen. Tom Cotton in a speech today. He said there will be a relief of sanctions in July, “whether Sen. Cotton likes it or not.

Zarif is the head of the negotiations and he obviously believes all sanctions will be lifted immediately in accordance with his agreement.

Anyone who thinks Mr. Obama isn’t trying to establish a one-party system, needs to look at how he treats Congress and consider his other policies such as open borders.

The congress is letting Americans down at every turn. Sen. Ron Johnson put in an amendment to the Corker bill which would require a final Iran deal to be submitted to the Senate as a treaty.

The Senate voted 57-39 to reject the measure. They have every intention of approving the Iran deal no matter how bad it is. It is obviously a treaty.

In case you didn’t see these tweets, we are literally in bed with the enemy.

THE CLINTONS: Suffering from the World's Worst Clinically Diagnosed Case of Financial Anorexia

Erick Erickson has a great turn of phrase to describe the Clintons. He says they have "financial anorexia", i.e., no matter how many hundreds of millions of dollars they accumulate, they look in the mirror and see the same middle class Americans they once were.

Which explains the crushing, ever-expanding hydraulic of scandals in which the Clinton Crime Family finds itself engulfed. The latest revelation: they concealed     failed to disclose     forgot to report more than 1,100 foreign donations.

Bloomberg (the news service, not the crackpot ex-mayor) - ...The reason this is a politically explosive revelation is because the Clinton Foundation promised to disclose its donors as a condition of Hillary Clinton becoming secretary of state. Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the Clinton Foundation signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the Obama White House agreeing to reveal its contributors every year. The agreement stipulates that the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative” (as the charity was then known) is part of the Clinton Foundation and must follow “the same protocols.”

It hasn’t…

...The reason this is a politically explosive revelation is because the Clinton Foundation promised to disclose its donors as a condition of Hillary Clinton becoming secretary of state. Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the Clinton Foundation signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the Obama White House agreeing to reveal its contributors every year. The agreement stipulates that the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative” (as the charity was then known) is part of the Clinton Foundation and must follow “the same protocols.”

Oh, and that's not all: at least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that "donated" to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department while Hillary ran the joint.

Even the Clinton Scandal Manual (deflect, blame the accuser, ignore the charges, etc.) may not be enough this time.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

NICE JOB, GOV. KASICH: Ohio Obamacare expansion costs $3 billion in first 15 months

By Jason Hart

Americans’ tax burden is already $3 billion heavier because of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.

By putting more able-bodied, working-age childless adults on Medicaid than Kasich projected, Obamacare expansion is reducing incentives to work and threatening traditional Medicaid recipients’ access to care faster and at greater cost than anticipated.

After Kasich expanded Medicaid unilaterally, a state panel approved $2.56 billion in Obamacare spending for the expansion’s first 18 months. The money was meant to last until July, but it ran out in February.

Kasich’s Obamacare expansion cost $323 million in March — 84 percent greater than estimates revised just six months earlier.

Using monthly figures released by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Republican governor’s Obamacare expansion cost slightly more than $3 billion from January 2014 through March 2015.

Kasich’s Obamacare expansion is on track to cost more than $4 billion by the end of June.

With federal taxpayers on the hook for all benefit costs and Ohio facing a growing state share in 2017, Obamacare expansion may soon consume 10 percent of Ohio’s budget.

Larwyn's Linx: Smoking gun report alleges Clintons personally profited from Hillary’s tenure at State

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Report alleges Clintons personally profited from Hillary’s tenure at State: Noah Rothman
Events Change Things: Erick Erickson
President Obama Speaks on Baltimore, Blames... Republicans?: Emily Zanotti

Here’s Why Iran’s Seizure of a Cargo Ship Is So Odd, and Disturbing: DefenseOne
The One Key Lesson Baltimore Cops Didn’t Learn from the L.A. Riots: Jack Dunphy
Baltimore Gangs Direct Looters Towards Chinese- And Arab-Owned Stores: DC

Debunking Obama’s Bilious Baltimore Babble: Michelle Malkin
Black Twitter Responds to Obama’s ‘Thug’ Speech on Baltimore: Sooper
We Used to Shoot Looters: Jared Taylor

The End Game Becomes More Clear: Erick Erickson
The Clintons lower the bar — again: Jonah Goldberg
All seven questions Hillary has deigned to answer during her campaign: Zach C. Cohen


What Creates Jobs: John Stossel
Koch Industries does its part for penal reform: Moe Lane
Anti-Trust Law and Lawlessness: Thomas Sowell

Scandal Central

Anarchy in Baltimore: R.S. McCain
If This Is the Best Defense of the Clinton Foundation, She’s in Trouble: Jonathan Chait
Hugging without permission now ‘sexual assault’ at U.Va.: Hans Bader


Levin: When has Obama ever spoken out about a white kid getting shot?: Scoop
And you still think your vote matters?: Personal Liberty
The Surgeon General is an idiot: RS

Baltimore: Where the Progressives Get It All Wrong: Victory Girls
‘Mom of the Year’ caught SMACKING her rioter kid explains why she did it!: Scoop
And Now for some Stories that Have Nothing to Do With Baltimore: Leon H. Wolf


Salman Rushdie: Writers Boycotting PEN Awards Over Charlie Hebdo Are "Pu**ies": Ace
Putin Gives the World His Geography Lesson: ‘All the Former USSR is Russia’: Paul Goble
Foreign money pouring into Islamic institutions in Canada to promote jihad: Robert Spencer

A Double-Standard Windfall for the Clintons: WSJ
More Clinton Foreign Money Hypocrisy: They Blasted Bob Dole for It!: RS
Africa on the Brink: Steve Sailer

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Other Shoe Drops in White House Security Breach: TNW
How Selerity published Twitter's earnings early: Mashable
Ten things you might not know about antimatter: Diana Kwon


Fifty Years of Progressive Politics and All I Got Was This Stinkin’ Riot: MOTUS
…Was it the intent of Team Hillary to make her logo look like a sexual act?: Moe Lane
Bo Knows Golf: Jackson Hits 331-Yard Drive at Charity Event: Bleacher Report

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QOTD: "In order to accept the notion that Bill Clinton was unknowingly cashing seven-figure checks from the same firms that were asking his wife for a favor, one has to suspend disbelief and abandon common sense to an absurd degree. Surely, some committed ideologues will be able to do just that, but perhaps not enough to salvage Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions." --Noah Rothman

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NO, NOT SUSPICIOUS: At least 180 Clinton Foundation donors also lobbied Hillary State Department for favors

Perhaps we can check Hillary's emails to determine whether there were criminal wrongdoings. Oh, wait.


The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures...This list of donors to the Clinton foundation who lobbied State matters because it gives a sense of just how common it was for influence-seekers to give to the Clinton Foundation, and exactly which ones did.

Bear in mind that this analysis only includes the disclosed donors.  The recently-revealed Russia/uranium deal involved undisclosed donations (part of a pattern, it turns out), in violation of a transparency agreement Hillary signed upon joining the State Department.  Team Clinton's excuse for failing to disclose the information has unraveled under cursory scrutiny. Clinton's defenders insist that nobody has offered concrete proof that this multi-million-dollar "slush fund" favor bank ever resulted in direct action by the State Department; at some point, though, enough smoke convinces people there's a fire.  And the smoke is billowing:

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, NOTHING AT ALL: Boeing and GE Refuse to Turn Over Hillary Emails

The Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay reports that industrial giant Boeing is refusing to release emails with Hillary Clinton's State Department that could implicate the candidate in (yet another) pay-for-play scandal.

Airline giant Boeing said this week that it will not release correspondence pertaining to the State Department’s work in securing a Russian contract for the company, a donor to the foundation of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

...Boeing donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. It also lobbied the State Department while Clinton helmed the agency...

...Clinton went to bat for Boeing early in her tenure at State. She pushed Russian officials to approve a multi-billion-dollar contract for Boeing planes...

Last year, the Washington Post reported how the Clinton State Department had disregarded its usual rules of engagement for Boeing:

U.S. Navy Dispatches Vessels After Obama's Iranian Negotiating Partners Seize Allied Cargo Ship

By The Tower

A ship traveling in international waters, owned by a company with significant ties to the U.S. government and flagged to the U.S.-protected Marshall Islands, was diverted under fire by Iranian naval forces to the port of Bandar Abbas.

The Hill reported more:

The Pentagon says the ship at the center of the dispute is the MV Maersk Tigris, and is flagged from the Marshall Islands, according to Reuters.

Separately, Iran’s official news agency said the ship was “stopped and seized” by Iranian warships.

The Times of Israel reported:

Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the cargo ship’s master had initially refused an Iranian order to move further into Iranian waters, but after the warning shots were fired the MV Maersk Tigris complied.

Warren said the cargo ship has been boarded by Iranians, but no one has been injured and no Americans are involved.

Warren said the cargo ship issued a distress call and the US Naval Forces Central Command, based in the area, sent a US destroyer and an aircraft to the area of the incident to monitor the situation.

While the Marshall Islands is a sovereign country, the U.S. “has full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands,” according to the U.S. State Department. Maersk, the shipping line whose vessel was commandeered, is one of the largest employers of U.S. merchant mariners, and “operate[s], manage[s] and maintain[s] ships for the U.S. government ships in preposition and surge sealift capacities,” according to its website.

Patrick Megahan, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, noted that Maersk Tigris was in international waters when it was seized.

Larwyn's Linx: Sunlight Foundation executive: The Clinton Foundation is a “slush fund”

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Sunlight Foundation leader: Clinton Foundation a “slush fund”: Ed Morrissey
Uranium One, America Zip: Mark Steyn
So About the Clintons' So-Called 'Charity'...: Market Ticker

Surprise: Rand Paul Reverses Stance on Drones: Joseph Perticone
Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker's immigration position: David M. Drucker
McCain Counters Reports of JW’s Recent IRS Doc Release: JW

Join Or Die: Camp o' the Saints
Resisting Capitalism for Fun and Profit: Jim Goad
What the Flap Over a Ted Cruz Fundraiser Means: Alex Altman, Time


Rioters And Looters Belong In Jail or In The Morgue: John Hawkins
Baltimore Mayor Proud She Allowed Rioters to Loot and Attack Police: RWN
The odd tactic of giving Baltimore rioters ‘space’ to destroy property: Daniel Rivero

Here’s The Rap Sheet Of The Dude They’re Destroying Baltimore Over: Clash
'All Out War': Protesters and Police Battle in Baltimore: Caleb Howe
Baltimore Police Warn of 'Credible Threat' to 'Take-Out' Law Enforcement: Daniel Halper

‘Space’ to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness: Ian Tuttle
MD Gov. Larry Hogan Will Not Cover For Failure of Liberal Baltimore Mayor: Treehouse
Godless Mob In Baltimore Attacks Church And Burns It Down: Shoebat

#BALTIMORELOOTCREW latest trend on Twitter: FAM
Martin O'Malley's Maryland: Big government state deals with seeds sewn: ACC
Huge fires set across Baltimore as Freddie Gray rioters torch city: Daily Mail

Scandal Central

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’: Isabel Vincent
Defending Hillary Clinton is getting harder: Jennifer Rubin
Who's Afraid of the Benghazi Hearings?: Russell Berman

I Smell a Wisconsin Rat: Instapundit
The odd tactic of giving Baltimore protesters ‘space’ to destroy property: Daniel Rivero
Clinton Foundation Added to a Charity Watchlist For Misconduct: Dave Jorgenson


Our Mean-Spirited President Cuts Loose: John Hinderaker
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pens Desperate Op-Ed Begging The Jews To Stay W/Dems: Lid
WH Press Secretary Asked About Bush Remarks At Closed Door Meeting: RightPundit

Mark Levin RESPONDS to the violent protests and looting in Baltimore: Scoop
Oops: Hillary Campaign May Want To Rethink This Latest Ad: Tammy Bruce
Inaccurate sources and the Iraq invasion: Judith Miller

Justice Alito on “The Constitution: An Introduction”: Scott Johnson
Hillary Rodham Romney? Keep an Eye on O’Malley : Rothenblog
Clinton's troubles net winners and losers: Glenn Harlan Reynolds


Bush slams Obama’s nuke deal with Iran: Times of Israel
Tide Turns Against Assad in Syria: Paul Mirengoff
Terrorist Activity on Israel-Syria border as Iran Seeks to Arm Hizballah: IPT

New Video Seeks to Expose Iranian ‘Cat and Mouse Games’ With the World: Algemeiner
Iranian general accuses US of masterminding 9/11 attacks: Times of Israel
Mexico Attacks US Border Patrol Over Boat Wreck, Agents Fight Back: Breitbart

“Go, General Dempsey…In the Name of God, Go!”: Ray Starmann
A desperate socialist Venezuela pawns its gold to Citibank: ACC
The Hezbollah camps Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean: Fausta

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

7.3 Billion People, One Building: Wait But Why
Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks: Eric Jaffe
GoodCrypto Attacked: Cryptome


The Hillary Baggage No One is Talking About: Glob
Clinton Tell-All Rumored: Obama is an Alcoholic? Hillary is A Lesbian? And More!: Mr. Conservative
Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns: Ken Ritter

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland": Greg Howard
Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Grovels in Apology Before Gay Fascist Overlords: AmPower
The 2016 Acura NSX Supercar Is Entering Production: Robb Report

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QOTD: "...if you were not trying to buy influence of some sort exactly why would you donate to a so-called "charity" that only spends 5.9% of the money received on actual charitable programs?

Go ahead folks, tell me what possible motivation someone who is rich might have in "giving" to such a foundation when virtually none of your money is going to go to actual relief causes such as feeding poor people and helping disaster victims." --Karl Denninger

Monday, April 27, 2015

DEAR ARKANSAS A.G. LESLIE RUTLEDGE: It's time to subpoena the Clinton Foundation's records

By Richard Henry Lee

The first Republican attorney general for the State of Arkansas in the modern era must immediately launch an investigation into the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the first step is to subpoena the foundation records.  With the revelations of possible violations of law occurring almost daily, there is probable cause to launch an investigation.

The Clintons have a long history of making incriminating documents disappear, so it is imperative that the AG act quickly to prevent any destruction of those records.

It is unlikely that the IRS or the Justice Department will investigate the Clintons and their eponymous foundation anytime soon, but the Arkansas attorney general does have the authority to look into any wrongdoing since the foundation is incorporated [PDF] in the state of Arkansas.

The newly elected AG, Leslie Rutledge, will likely be branded by the Clinton machine as a member of the vast right-wing conspiracy, since she holds membership in the National Rifle Association and the Federalist Society and bills herself as a conservative.  The media and liberal bloggers will dig up all the dirt they can find to try to discredit her.  However, the prospect of these attacks must not deter her from performing her duties as the chief law enforcement officer for the state.

Arkansas law requires that charities register with the state and also disclose their financial data, principally by attaching the IRS tax form 990.  In addition, charities must comply with Arkansas law, which one would assume covers a multitude of possible misdeeds.

The AG should obtain details of travel records.  The foundation paid $8.4 million in 2013 in travel expenses out of total expenses of $85 million.  Did the foundation pay for any personal travel unrelated to the mission of the foundation?  Salaries and benefits should also be a target, since they totaled a whopping $30 million.  Did any of those salaries pay for staffers who might be considered political operatives?  The list goes on.

The investigation should include copies of e-mails sent between the foundation employees and Bill and Hillary and other staffers to determine if there is any “shred of evidence” of wrongdoing.

The AG must move quickly, since the Clintons will stonewall all they can to delay and thwart any investigation.  Leslie Rutledge will be doing this country a great service if she decides to investigate.


INSIDER: Clinton Uranium Deal Looks Dirtier Than Michael Moore at an All-You-Can-Eat Fudge Bar

The American Thinker's Thomas Lifson highlights an interesting article by Michael R. Caputo, who once ran public relations for Renaissance Capital. He confirms that the Clinton-uranium "coincidence" in Russia stinks to high heaven.

Even when I worked there, Renaissance Capital had close ties to the Kremlin - the relationship made Renaissance executives into oligarchs. By 2010, the firm had become a practical arm of Vladimir Putin. Nobody of sound mind would think otherwise.

Bill Clinton took that half million dollar payment as his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, served as a key member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). This inter-agency panel must approve foreign purchase of private American companies the government deems vital to our national interest.

Shortly after Bill Clinton delivered the highest paid speech of his life, CFIUS was to consider and approve the key Russian purchase...

... [But in] 2010-2011, I ran acquisition communications for Safran Group, the French government-controlled defense contractor which bought the US biometrics company L-1. It took us almost two years to gain CFIUS approval for France, an historic ally, to purchase a biometrics firm, not even remotely a strategic asset. We were stymied at every turn by an endless stream of questions.

In contrast, the Rusatom acquisition of UraniumOne got CFIUS approval in four months - for control of 20 percent of America's strategic uranium.

These two CFIUS approvals were happening at precisely the same time. Safran couldn't buy a break and was questioned at ever turn. Somehow, Kremlin-controlled Rusatom's purchase sailed through on a cool breeze.

Any insider will tell you that, considering the vital nature of the CFIUS-UraniumOne proceedings, it is certain that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was directly involved. And Bill took $500,000 indirectly from the Kremlin at the same time.

In other words, we have an actual experiment that proves the Clintons are dirty. A control acquisition, with no national security implications whatsoever, was blocked at every turn. A deal for America's precious uranium resources -- a key to nuclear weapons construction -- was approved faster than fecal matter through a goose.

In a separate article, Lifson also notes that Hillary's serial scandals are beginning to affect fundraising.

STUNNING NEW CHART O` THE DAY: How the Clinton Foundation Spent its Money in 2013

Before Hillary left office in 2013, the Clintons appeared bound and determined to slurp up as much money into their Foundation as possible, spending as little on direct aid as one could imagine for a "charity". The New York Post reports:

The Clinton Foundation's finances are so messy that the nation's most influential charity watchdog put it on its "watch list" of problematic nonprofits last month.

The Clinton family's mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.

The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

In 2013, according to the Clinton Foundation's IRS Form 1990 filing [PDF], the organization actually spent more than twice as much on travel, conferences, conventions and meetings than on actual, eh, grants.

Even the grants that were made were dubious "investments". One such grant was nearly half a million dollars to a San Francisco-based group called "Architecture for Humanity". Earlier this year the group announced it was closing its doors.

The average compensation for the top Clinton Foundation executives we know of was roughly a quarter of a million dollars a year. In fact, as Karl Denninger explains:

You might be interested in knowing that the "charity" had 35 employees with reportable compensation (that is, over $100,000) and their top five combined had $2.6 million in direct (that is, cash) compensation and another $278,000 in benefits for approximately $3 million -- or 1/3rd of all spending on "charitable causes". On a grossed-up basis the charity spent $21.8 million on salaries and wages or approaching three times what it spent on "charity."

In 2013 The Clinton Foundation employed 400 people, which means it doled out only $22,000 per employee.

In other words, it was -- as the Sunlight Foundation describes it -- "a slush fund", not a charity.

Related: CHART O' THE DAY: How the Clinton Global Initiative Used its Funds During Hillary's Tenure at State

READY FOR RINO RAND? Mitch McConnell-backing Rand Paul's Top 12 Embarrassing Flip-Flops [UPDATED]

Do we really need a candidate who is so flippant (or so poorly advised) that he is forced to reverse field on a regular basis? And, more importantly, what do his constant backflips say about his principles?

Oh. And don't even get me started on his support for Mitch McConnell over a true conservative (Matt Bevin) in Kentucky.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Vaccinations
While a measles outbreak was spurring new calls for vaccinations, Paul said in a Feb. 2 TV interview: “I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.” ... Pediatric groups called the remarks irresponsible, saying the benefits of child vaccines greatly outweigh the risk.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Aid to Israel
Campaigning for a Nebraska Republican in August, Paul sparred with reporters who asked about his earlier calls to end foreign aid to all countries, including Israel... in 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would end all foreign aid, including that for Israel. He defended the position in an ABC News interview at the time.

Rand Paul Backtracks On National Sales Tax Plan
Kentucky's Republican nominee for Senate, Rand Paul, is running away from his past support for abolishing the federal income tax in favor of a national sales tax... As the [Lexington] Herald-Leader wrote, Paul was on shaky ground when he said he has "never said anything like" support for the fair tax.

Rand Paul backtracks on comments about Cheney and Halliburton

Larwyn's Linx: The Fall of the House of Clinton

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The Fall of the House of Clinton: Victor Davis Hanson
Hillary’s Day of Wrath: Jon Gabriel
Sick: 100% of Democrat Senators Vote to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth: Cassy Fiano

Obama's American Spring Explodes in Baltimore: NoisyRoom
The Baltimore protests — are they really about the police?: Power Line
My latest encounter with Nazi-like Muslim thugs: Pamela Geller

Christian Persecution in America: Will You Help The Christians?: Erick Erickson
Money in Politics: Derek Hunter
Supreme Court Justices Warned To Leave Marriage Alone : Bob Unruh

Cruz & Walker vs. Bush & Rubio on Amnesty and Immigration: CHQ
Cruz: There Is 'No Room For Christians In Today's Democrat Party': Mark Hanrahan
Sen. Ted Cruz • 2015 Iowa Faith & Freedom Summit: NoisyRoom


Let’s You and Him fight: Elizabeth Warren v. Barack Obama: Moe Lane
Jew Hatred on Campus: David Horowitz
State sweep of gas stations finds illegal skimmers, most in South Florida: Sun-Sentinel

Scandal Central

Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients: Jerome R. Corsi
The IRS vs. the Church: Daniel John Sobieski
The Benghazi Timeline Updated: Where was the President for over Twelve Hours?: War of Words


For the Clinton Defense: Power Line
ABC & This Week With George Stephanopoulos owe their viewers an Apology: DTG
Washington Post gossip columnist ignored National Anthem: RS

If Only President Obama Weren’t Black: Erick Erickson
Will "Proven Losers" Cost Democrats Senate Races in '16?: David Byler
Hillary Clinton Wants To Overrule Christ: Norman Hooben


George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy: Josh Rogin
Is Assad On His Way Out?: Walter Russell Mead
“Reclaim Australia” movement spreads Down Under: LI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

GoFundMe Will Raise $$$ for Murderers, Not Christian Bakeries: Daniel Greenfield
Tiny robots climb walls carrying more than 100 times their weight: Aviva Rutkin
DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption: TechDirt


FLOTUS Frock Evolution: a Correspondents’ Dinner Retrospective: MOTUS
Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane!: AV Club
Raw Video: Dramatic moment Nepal avalanche hit as desperate climbers on Mount Everest: Common Cents

Image: Washington Post gossip columnist ignored National Anthem
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QOTD: "It sure looks as if Hillary ran the State Department simply as an arm of the Clinton Foundation for the purpose of scooping up millions to line her greasy pockets." --DrewInWisconsin

Sunday, April 26, 2015

CRUZ: There is no room for Christians in today's Democrat Party

The title of Jonah Goldberg's recent bestseller -- Liberal Fascism -- has become part of the modern political parlance.

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

"There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," the Texas Republican said in his speech before a Christian conservative audience in Waukee, Iowa.... For his part, Cruz alluded to business that faced pushback for declining to cater to same-sex weddings.

...As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear oral arguments on whether to overturn same-sex marriage bans in states, Cruz introduced legislation last week that would protect bans in place ... "We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage," he said.

The religion of today's progressives is government. Big government. Unlimited government.

There is no room for people of faith in today's Democrat Party.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Will Hillary Get the Petraeus Treatment?

By Investor's Business Daily

Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home?

This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus.

Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy government investigation, to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.

Petraeus had kept in his home a set of eight "Black Books" containing his notes and observations about his experiences, as well as classified information including conversations he had with the president, diplomats, and national security officers. Petraeus provided Broadwell access to these documents but, as far as we know, the information went no further.

So why has no criminal investigation been launched into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account linked to a home-based Internet service, presumably vulnerable to foreign hackers, used to send emails also possibly containing classified information to people who shouldn't have access to it?

Larwyn's Linx: Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

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Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti: Glob
Clinton relatives, donors got rich off taxpayer-funded Haiti contracts: Breitbart
Hillary's Hypocritical Attack on Hedge Fund Managers and Taxes: Warren Beatty

Mass Rioting in Baltimore; Looting and Vandalism Rampant: GWP
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Thanks ISIS Advocates for Support: Treehouse
Massive Demonstration By Christians In L.A. Marching Against Antichrist: Shoebat

Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?: LI
The Internet Outrage Mob: Debra Heine
Who Will Stand?: Robert P. George

Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead: CHQ
The Clintons and American National Security: Michael Curtis
HEH: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech: DC


A Conservative College Rising: David Ticzon
How To Save Illinois: P&F
Red ink could kill Covered California: OCR

Scandal Central

Clinton Greed: Linda Chavez
Judge Orders Bakers to Pay $135,000 For Refusing to Make Gay Couple's Cake: TR
Persecuted Christian-Owned Bakery Raises $109K--Until Gay Terrorists Shut Down Funding: Sooper

Climate & Energy

I am a climate skeptic who believes in global warming: Richard J. Petschauer
Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures: Telegraph
Court upholds EPA’s truck efficiency rules: Timothy Cama


Jarrett: Because Of Holder, “Arc Of Moral Universe Has Been Bent A Little Closer To Justice”: WZ
Chuck Todd: Clinton Scandals Are 'Circumstantial,' Usually Fade Away: Tim Graham
CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad: Caleb Howe

Media Blackout? Local NAACP President Charged With Selling Cocaine: John Brodigan
President Obama's Top 10 jokes: Politico
8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner: NPR


Times that try congressmen's souls: Clifford D. May
Hostage’s Family Paid $250K to Al Qaeda, WH Didn’t Tell Them He Was Aleady Dead: WZ
Earn College Credit for Bashing Jews!: Susan L.M. Goldberg

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced: Archaelogy
Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018: Jean-Louis Santini
Ghost Gunner is Shipping: WeaponsMan


Chick-fil-A’s Microaggression Threatens to Melt Campus Snowflakes: MOTUS
These Are the Jokes That Caused Actors To Walk Off Adam Sandler's Set: Gawker
Obama Thanks Holder For His Service: Springer's Blog

Image: Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Office Over ‘Billions Stolen’ by Clinton Foundation
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QOTD: "Digicel [helped] helped create a system to transfer money via cell phones. In the six months running up to September 2012, it took in more than $50 million in revenue in Haiti.

Digicel is run by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien. He set up lucrative speeches for Bill Clinton and donated millions of dollars of his own money to the Clintons' foundation.

There was also a plan to raise money by exploiting Haiti's rich mineral wealth.

One company that got a rare gold permit was VCS mining. It didn't actually have much mining experience, but it would soon have Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, on its board.

"Tony Rodham has no background in Haiti and he has no background in mining," said Schweizer. "Why on earth is he on the board and in this position to profit from VCS's mining gold exploitation permit in the first place?"" --Fox News