Not ONLY does Huma (an impeccable source, mind you) assert Hillary is “OFTEN CONFUSED” (?!?!?!?), but that she TAKES NAPS.
I don’t know which alarms me more. I remember that nap-taking was an issue when Reagan ran. Should we not also question Herself, then?
I wonder if she asked Huma if she had a blue dress…
Via HotAir, Neil Cavuto calmly, politely introduces a sincere young lady to Math, and, well, it’s painful
I do strongly disagree with whoever it was posted this on Youtube, though. He doesn’t “embarrass” her; he just shows her that her fantasy world is just that.
Campus stabber’s manifesto included ‘praise for Allah,’ plan for beheading
A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.
Unlike Confederate flags and Sarah Palin, which have EVERYTHING to do with EVERYTHING.
When you suck so bad that even your own Lefty media is going after you, perhaps you need to reassess your modus operandi.
Or at least check your ‘tude at the door?
The WaPo has a GOP’s Greatest Hits List from last night that pretty hilarious ~ or painful, depending on what side you’re on.
The Los Angeles Times (!) eviscerates Governor Moonbeam’s bullet train fantasy
The monumental task of building California’s bullet train will require punching 36 miles of tunnels through the geologically complex mountains north of Los Angeles.
Crews will have to cross the tectonic boundary that separates the North American and Pacific plates, boring through a jumble of fractured rock formations and a maze of earthquake faults, some of which are not mapped.
It will be the most ambitious tunneling project in the nation’s history.
State officials say the tunnels will be finished by 2022 — along with 300 miles of track, dozens of bridges or viaducts, high-voltage electrical systems, a maintenance plant and as many as six stations. Doing so will meet a commitment to begin carrying passengers between Burbank and Merced in the first phase of the $68-billion high-speed rail link between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
However, a Times analysis of project documents, as well as interviews with scientists, engineers and construction experts, indicates that the deadline and budget targets will almost certainly be missed — and that the state has underestimated the challenges ahead, particularly completing the tunneling on time.
“It doesn’t strike me as realistic,” said James Monsees, one of the world’s top tunneling experts and an author of the federal manual on highway tunneling. “Faults are notorious for causing trouble.”
The California High-Speed Rail Authority hasn’t yet chosen an exact route through the mountains. It also is behind schedule on land acquisition, financing and permit approvals, among other crucial tasks, and is facing multiple lawsuits. The first construction began in Fresno in July, 21/2 years behind the target the rail authority had set in early 2012.
A confidential 2013 report by the state’s main project management contractor, New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff, estimated that the cost of building the first phase from Burbank to Merced had risen 31% to $40 billion. And it projected that the cost of the entire project would rise at least 5%.
Parsons Brinckerhoff briefed state officials on the estimate in October 2013, according to the document obtained by The Times. But the state used a lower cost estimate when it issued its 2014 business plan four months later.
Read the whole thing, please. It is pretty damn, er, damning.
I especially liked this part, which really sums up so much that is wrong with our government these days from on all levels, from local up to federal:
The rail authority still has not identified sources for about $53 billion to complete the entire Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line.
State officials are moving ahead without firm financial commitments, contending that private investors will eventually help finance the system. This month, three dozen companies solicited by the state said they are not ready to invest.
They don’t have the money, they don’t have a realistic plan to get the money, but they are going to go ahead and put you into crushing debt anyway because, well, they can.
Let’s hope that this article ignites a rebellion against this ridiculous project, and others like it from top to bottom.
Thou Shalt Not Think On Thine Own
Every night, France’s chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day.
Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for his nightly forecasts on France 2, has been taken off air after a more controversial announcement – criticising the world’s top climate change experts.
Mr Verdier claims in the book Climat Investigation (Climate Investigation) that leading climatologists and political leaders have “taken the world hostage” with misleading data.
In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: “Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able to tell you, because it’s neither the time nor the place to do so.”
He added: “We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change – a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear.”
His outspoken views led France 2 to take him off the air starting this Monday. “I received a letter telling me not to come. I’m in shock,” he told RTL radio. “This is a direct extension of what I say in my book, namely that any contrary views must be eliminated.”
It is all about control.
…as she gnashed her teeth in anguish at the unfairness of it all.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 23, 2015
Fellow who shot and killed that poor Kentucky State trooper was a Ferguson protestor.
— Jan Crawford (@JanCBS) September 11, 2015
I’m sure it’s tied into the Iran Deal they want so desperately to go through. No sense in reminding people what Islamic terrorists are capable of when we’re getting ready to fund them.
…it helps when your minions track the Jews for you, because, as everyone knows, ONLY JEWS think the Iran deal is an ASS LOAD of bad idea.
— Political Math (@politicalmath) September 10, 2015
‘Cause it AIN’T just Bibi…
Take that, Bibi. https://t.co/V9Gn9vP6xN
— gwen ifill (@gwenifill) September 2, 2015
Thanks to her feckless, pandering hero, we’re ALL gonna take it…in the shorts.
And this weekend has been a hoot, sitting back, eating popcorn and watching the circus.
In all honesty, I do have a horse in the race I’m already working for, but, that aside, I canNOT imagine a better evening for almost ALL of the GOP candidates, from the breakout girl on the undercard, to the stage full of fellas at the main event. With one notable exception, they were well spoken, informed, intelligent, empathetic, committed, personable, FUNNY and determined. Not to mention, the VERY PICTURE of diversity.
Then there’s Hillary and Bernie as front runners. Fires you right up, doesn’t it?
What a GREAT start to the Silly Season. I can’t WAIT.
…for a New York Times correction on this teensy point of contention.
“…the full video was in fact posted at the same time as the edited version. It is not the case that the full video was released “after Planned Parenthood complained of selective, misleading editing.”
— Neal Dewing (@Neal_Dewing) August 6, 2015
…you’d NEVER guess one of them to be the delightful Ted Rall, would you?
Ted Rall, Los Angeles Times cartoonist, dropped after blog post appears to stretch the truth
A left-wing cartoonist’s recent depiction of a 14-year-old encounter with the LAPD has gotten him canned as a freelance contributor to the LA Times after the paper said it had “serious questions” about the accuracy of the encounter.
Ted Rall, whose illustrator’s pen has targeted the intellect of U.S. troops in Iraq and the widows of terror attack victims, was dropped by the Times after a May 11 blog post in which he said he was “roughed” up by police for jaywalking in 2001.
“An audiotape of the encounter recorded by the police officer does not back up Rall’s assertions; it gives no indication that there was physical violence of any sort by the policeman or that Rall’s license was thrown into the sewer or that he was handcuffed,”
the Times wrote on Thursday in the space above where Rall’s blog post was originally published. “Nor is there any evidence on the recording of a crowd of shouting onlookers.”
Rall “stands by his blog post,” according to the Times.
Rall defends himself in a nearly 2,500-word post on anewdomain.net, including why, when his encounter with the LAPD was over, he asked the officer for dining recommendations.
“Listening to the tape now, I can’t imagine what I was thinking,” Rall writes.
“The only explanation I can fathom is that I had classic Stockholm Syndrome. I was stunned at the time. Not that I’m comparing myself with a rape victim — far from it — but now I better understand why sometimes a raped woman will question pressing charges or call a date-rapist at home hours after he left her. I was blathering nonsense, I guess.”
No, you are “blathering nonsense” NOW, Teddy.
…reality check last night before, of course, bringing in Mark Kelly.
…JUDY WOODRUFF: And yet we saw — and in fact what we saw in the last week, killings that didn’t get the kind of publicity that the shootings in Chattanooga, this one in Louisiana, there were family — families involved.
MEGHAN HOYER: Exactly. Yes.
There were five mass killings this week. That doesn’t include the shooting in the theater last night. Again, the majority of those were family killings, a family found dead in Modesto, a woman and her children, a family in Oklahoma where two teenagers have been arrested and the rest of their family has — was stabbed.
JUDY WOODRUFF: And, again, these are the kinds of things that often don’t get the kind of attention.
MEGHAN HOYER: Right, they might get the regional attention, but they don’t get the national buzz.
JUDY WOODRUFF: What about the guns that are used? What did you learn about whether they are gotten legally or not?
MEGHAN HOYER: Well, in terms of mass killings, about three-quarters of them are committed with guns. That means the other quarter of them are not gun-related at all.
Of the gun killings, what we have seen are that most guns are handguns. They are not these high-capacity assault rifles or high-capacity assault weapons that we hear so much about. We looked a little bit at legal vs. non-legal acquisition. In a majority of cases, they’re acquired legally.
And even in cases where they’re not, what experts say is that these are people who tend to be very determined. And where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Even if they have been banned from getting guns, if they have a prior record, generally, they find a way to find a weapon.
All the bluster, the referendum, all for, er, well, nothing
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras surrendered to European demands for immediate action to qualify for up to 86 billion euros ($95 billion) of aid Greece needs to stay in the euro.
After a six-month offensive against German-inspired austerity succeeded only in deepening his country’s economic mess and antagonizing his European counterparts, there was no face-saving compromise on offer for Tsipras at a rancorous summit that ran for more than 17 hours.
What was the point of all the
drachma drama if he was just going to kick the can down the road anyway?
I mean, does anyone really think that the Greek economy will suddenly start producing surpluses?
All he’s managed to do with this emotional Mediterranean chest pounding, whipping up the populace with all his “humiliation” talk, is reserve himself a spot on a lamp post it seems to me.
In the end he collapsed like a wet gyro.
…Charleston is having none of it.
— YBR (@YoungBLKRepub) June 22, 2015
God bless them, every one.
…which stands for “NOT OBSERVED.” That would be the box next Stephanopoulos’ name for “neutral/unbiased interview/moderator.”
George Stephanopoulos discloses $50,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned.
In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded by former president Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s records show. Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book “Clinton Cash,” which alleges that donations to the Foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State.
In a statement to the On Media blog on Thursday, Stephanopoulos apologized and said that he should have disclosed the donations to ABC News and its viewers.
Now, about those Presidential debates…
ths updates: What Stephanopoulas MEANT to say was
“I gave the Clintons SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. My bad. SO I’ll be a sport and not moderate the GOP Primary debate, mm’kay?”
And he apparently ripped the author of Clinton Cash a new one his show 3 weeks ago withOUT divulging how he’d contributed to the “cash” himself.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 4, 2015