Someone has, ummmm, “issues”
The son of a bitch is DEAD.
— Javier Rodriguez (@WEBNtvRodriguez) November 26, 2016
— A Strong USA ?? (@AStrongUSA) November 26, 2016
Jimmy Carter and Justin Trudeau…you’re shocked, right?
Canadian PM pissed off that limp legacy Jimmy Carter got his dictator ass-kissing in memoriam out before he could get a crayon sharpened… https://t.co/3Zx69EDnkV
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) November 26, 2016
And media people are bemoaning our President-elect’s “lack” of diplomacy in HIS Fidel’s demise tweet, where I think it’s perfectly succinct and appropriate for the moment:
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
SWEET! Let’s pray vile brother Raul takes a sudden sharp turn towards the Cuba Libre, shall we?
…when children who got trophies JUST FOR BEING ON A TEAM grow up.
They turn into a transitioning White House staff America can be proud of.
Or they’re in the street with #StompyFeet because #Election #Sadz
…then today’s the day.
DAMN, it’s gonna be a long night…I HOPE. 😀
or “lack there of” actually.
I hate this election, I really really do.
As has been obvious I haven’t been posting much at all just because I am so disgusted and dispirited by everything attached to and associated with it, and I know I’m not alone in this feeling. Here in Deep Blue New Jersey as I drive around I see hundreds of signs advocating various candidates for various local offices…but interestingly none for the Presidential candidates; and by “none” I do mean none. Thinking back on years past when the yards were festooned with “Gore” and “Obama” and “Bush” signs it is shocking to drive around and see no Trump or Hillary signs; and the lack of Hillary signs is especially so here in New Jersey (and frankly should be very troubling for her and her Party).
There is ONE sign in my town with her name on it, and it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement:
I’m writing in my Bride’s name on my ballot.
This is just beyond stupid
Save the Children Report on Girls Ranks U.S. 32nd Out of 144 Countries
by EMMA MARGOLIN
The United States has finished behind countries including Algeria and Kazakhstan in a new ranking of the best and worst countries in which to be a girl.
The report compiled by Save the Children suggested Sweden was the best place for young females to live. Niger finished at the bottom. The U.S. was rated 32nd on the 144-country list.
Not all rich countries are doing as well as they could for their girls, according to the non-governmental organization. It singled out the U.S. in particular.
“There are things where we do not shine on the U.S. side,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. One major example she pointed to was female representation in national government.
I cordially invite Emma and her cohorts to move to Algeria and Kazakhstan and enjoy the glorious life for women there.
…since the last one turned out so well
Five years after MF Global’s collapse after big, levered bets on European bonds blew up leaving a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer funds, WSJ reports former New Jersey Gov. and Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine is nearing a deal to pay $5 million to end a U.S. regulator’s lawsuit.
Ending what The Wall Street Journal calls a long and messy chapter in a four-decade career which touched the pinnacles of Wall Street and politics…
Mr. Corzine reached the tentative settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in June, submitting to a ban from trading client money in commodities and others assets regulated by the commission, the people said. A final deal has been on hold as the commission negotiates a resolution to its case against another former executive at MF Global, the people said. The terms may still shift ahead of a final deal, several people said.
And the Dems are all set to select another Goldman alum for our next Gov.
Until you get it RIGHT, he means. Nigel Farage has a message for those guys:
If you want to stop the establishment from backsliding on Brexit, vote UKIP. pic.twitter.com/lcssChqwxS
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 15, 2016
…as far as certain DONORS are concerned.
Now go away.
Exclusive: Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors
AG who could force transparency chooses not to
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has the power to force the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative to publicly disclose the names of foreign governments and the millions they donate each year to the charities but he’s not doing it, a Scripps News investigation has found.
Schneiderman’s failure to require compliance with New York law and written instructions from his own office keeps the public in the dark about whether the foreign governments that gave money to the Clinton charities also had special access to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state, experts in private foundation law say. New York state has long required more transparency from non-profits operating within its borders than many other regulators.
A Scripps Washington Bureau review of tax returns and regulatory filings found that year after year the Clinton charities have ignored New York law and related instructions. However, the office of Attorney General Schneiderman, a Democrat whom Hillary Clinton named to her campaign’s “leadership council” in New York, did not respond to Scripps’ questions about the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which has never publicly disclosed in New York filings the identity of its foreign government contributors or the amounts they give each year. Scripps also discovered CHAI did not report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign government donations to the state.
However, Schneiderman’s office said it considers the Clinton Foundation, which is a separate charity, “in step” with state rules.
The Associated Press was kind enough to remind us this morning that she’s not “SICK“.
She’s a HERO
Clinton has history of ignoring health _ and paying a price
The White House was submerged in scandal. Democrats faced tough midterm elections. And Hillary Clinton, far more popular than her embattled husband, had become a one-woman campaign machine.
But the nonstop travel in 1998 took a toll. Clinton developed a blood clot behind her right knee, prompting the White House doctor to recommend hospitalization and a week of bedrest.
Determined to stay on the campaign trail, Clinton settled on an alternative: A nurse would travel with her to administer the medicine needed to monitor her health. She kept her condition a secret from nearly everyone but her Secret Service detail, alerted only because an injury could have been life-threatening.
“Very few people knew about it at the time,” recalled Dr. Connie Mariano in her autobiography. “Her staff thought she had pulled a muscle exercising.”
I’m not going to be able to catch a wink of sleep tonight, with the guilt washing over me in repetitive waves.
YOU should be sleepless as well. BASTARDS.
…like the corpse in Weekend at Bernie’s.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
UPDATE: CNN is thoughtfully passing on the Clinton campaign spin with their headline:
Hillary Clinton not feeling well, leaves 9/11 event early
“NOT FEELING WELL“?
So that’s what we’re now calling a FACEPLANT INTO YOUR LIMO, is it?
…during the ceremony at Ground Zero this morning.
Hillary had "medical episode". Her "knees buckled". The mainstream media told you she was in "perfect health". pic.twitter.com/nksPIj66w4
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 11, 2016
CNBC is reporting she fainted…
JUST IN: Hillary Clinton became ill, may have fainted during 9/11 memorial that she was attending in lower Manhattan, sources tell @NBCNews
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 11, 2016
Update: the campaign is saying she “felt overheated.” #AllBetter
MORE: Campaign says Hillary Clinton "felt overheated" during 9/11 ceremony in Manhattan, is now feeling better. pic.twitter.com/fXwdVoZNde
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 11, 2016
…who just used the inclusive phrase “basket of deplorables” to describe Trump supporters.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.“
Remember when it wasn’t ENOUGH that President Bush cut a vacation short and flew over Katrina ravaged New Orleans on his way back to the White House? How he should have BEEN there?
Good times, good times.
And it seemed like nobody was cutting short jack in Martha’s Vineyard.
Not for cities under water, not for cities on fire…
UNTIL what amounts to a CRISIS forced his hand (from the club shaft):
OBAMA INTERRUPTING VACATION TO CAMPAIGN FOR CLINTON
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Golf, afternoons at the beach and … political campaigning?
President Barack Obama is interrupting what so far has been a leisurely vacation to help raise money for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama has said there’s never been anyone more qualified than Clinton, who was his rival in the 2008 presidential contest and his first-term secretary of state, to be president.
Good to know SOMEBODY can count on him!
…until Trump firmly (re: to liberal/pundit/mob media satisfaction) “disavowed” Duke’s despicableness? REMEMBER?
Ah, good times, good times.
I’m waiting on the Democrats, media and ESPECIALLY LGBT howls of outrage about the picture of this smiling fellow, SITTING DIRECTLY BEHIND HILLARY CLINTON last night at her rally.
Seats behind the party nominee at rallies are reserved for special folks, you know?
— WPTV (@WPTV) August 9, 2016
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 9, 2016
Maybe THAT’S Obama’s secret plan to destroy the Mullahs right there!
U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.
Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.
Everybody KNOWS Euros aren’t worth shit!
And by “good” I of course mean sad
Haunting this year’s presidential contest is the sense that the U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and no longer represents them. And this uneasy feeling is not misplaced. It reflects the real state of affairs.
We have lost the government we learned about in civics class, with its democratic election of representatives to do the voters’ will in framing laws, which the president vows to execute faithfully, unless the Supreme Court rules them unconstitutional. That small government of limited powers that the Founders designed, hedged with checks and balances, hasn’t operated for a century. All its parts still have their old names and appear to be carrying out their old functions. But in fact, a new kind of government has grown up inside the old structure, like those parasites hatched in another organism that grow by eating up their host from within, until the adult creature bursts out of the host’s carcass. This transformation is not an evolution but a usurpation.
What has now largely displaced the Founders’ government is what’s called the Administrative State—a transformation premeditated by its main architect, Woodrow Wilson. The thin-skinned, self-righteous college-professor president, who thought himself enlightened far beyond the citizenry, dismissed the Declaration of Independence’s inalienable rights as so much outmoded “nonsense,” and he rejected the Founders’ clunky constitutional machinery as obsolete. (See “It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ Republic Any More,” Summer 2014.) What a modern country needed, he said, was a “living constitution” that would keep pace with the fast-changing times by continual, Darwinian adaptation, as he called it, effected by federal courts acting as a permanent constitutional convention.
read the whole thing and have a depressing weekend.
(via the sidebar at Ace’s)
And ALL THIS happened before NOON on JUST THE FIRST DAY
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) July 25, 2016
— Corey Lazar (@CoreyLazarWINK) July 25, 2016
— SFist (@SFist) July 25, 2016
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) July 25, 2016
tfw when u realize u have created a monster u can no longer control pic.twitter.com/XnpX8k9oV2
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 25, 2016
Honestly if I had written that and someone stole it I would never call them out; I’d be too embarrassed to be associated with such banal pablum.