The Foundation is on Solid Ground

…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.

QUIT WORRYING YOUR PRETTY HEADS ABOUT HILLARY’S HEALTH

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.

They’re Holding her Upright on the Curb

…like the corpse in Weekend at Bernie’s.

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?

Duly noted.

Hillary Seems to Have Had an “Incident”

…during the ceremony at Ground Zero this morning.

CNBC is reporting she fainted…

Update: the campaign is saying she “felt overheated.” #AllBetter

#NeverForget

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PentagonFlag911

And four more names were added on September 11, 2012…

BenghaziNeverForget

Has It Only Been 15 Years?

Still seems like yesterday.

I still break into tears like it was yesterday.

A Couple HEART FELT Messages From Mrs. Clinton

…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.

Because #civility.

HillaryPresForAll

Greatest Picture Ever

Oh sure, Leonardo painted some nice stuff, and that Michelangelo fellow as well I suppose.

But seriously, can they hold a candle to this?

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Hanging near the top of a dark, stone staircase in Rosenborg Castle one sees this painting by an unknown artist.

It is pure magic.

It is pure joy.

It makes me laugh like a nut.

I Do Miss Our Boy

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sigh

He wasn’t much of a vegetable eater

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but cow…

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nom-nom

Number Nine, Number Nine…

Ok, I do NOT like how this thing slows down and starts drifting west over the weekend

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When Bingley Indulges His Oyster Addiction and GORGES

…he’s saving the planet.

You never knew he was so conscientiously Gaia-friendly, did you?

How a Billion Oysters Are Set to Change New York’s Harbor
The Billion Oyster Project is restoring the harbor, once oyster at a time

New Yorkers eat up to half a million oysters in local restaurants every week. However, what most people probably don’t know is that after they’ve shucked and guzzled, those empty oyster shells go on to help the city.

Not only did oysters used to be the native keystone species of New York Harbor, but they also act as water filterers, provide habitat for other marine species and attenuate wave energy. Enter the Billion Oyster Project (BOP), the ever-expanding operation that is spearheading the race to reinstate oysters and reefs to the city’s harbor.

Formally established in 2014, BOP is a non-profit ecosystem restoration and education project that endeavors to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2030. By securing would-be discarded oyster shells from top regional restaurants, curing and preparing them for reuse to grow new oysters—up to 20 per saved shell—to build habitat, the aim is to improve the quality of both the Harbor and the city.

Your Government Has a Message for You

Translates to “Shut UP, peasants! Now back to the fields.

The Waco Kid, Dr. Frahnk-en-shteen, Willy Wonka

…and so many more have left the building today.



Thank you, Gene.

Roast Venison

It’s what’s for dinner

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.

Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen told the AP it’s not uncommon for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes, “but we have not heard about such numbers before.”

He said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.

Santa was unavailable for comment.

One Of My Favorite Songs Of All Time

and a loving tribute to his dad

Today at Work

Sweet MOTHER of GOD, SAVE us from 20-something feminist SJWs! In the store this afternoon, after looking up at Olympics on telly [insert disgusted voice]:

WHY do they have the WOMEN in BATHING SUITS to RIDE BIKES in a race?!” [steam steam steam]

THS lifts quizzical eyebrow a la Ebola.

It’s the triathlon [unspoken: YOU EFFING TWIT]. They swim a third of it.

Oh.

Interest now engaged elsewhere that outrage unwarranted.

We’re doomed.

THAT Clarifies Things!

In State Department/Obama Speak, this is what qualifies as “NOT A RANSOM

Just so we’re clear on this.

Presidential Empathy Update

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…

ObamaYukking

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!

27 Years Of Joy I Haven’t Deserved

Remember When David Duke SAID Something Nice About Trump & ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE

…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?

Happy Burfday Crusader!!!!!

Actually, if you took a picture of him right now he’d look exactly the same, the bastard.

Minus the onesie, I hope.

ths update: I’ll add a “GREATEST HITS” medley. WUBS you, little bruzzer.
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“Wooden Pallets Packed With Euros”

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!

Temperament Unsuited

Time for Your BARF Emoticon!

A Very Good Article On The State Of Our Union

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.

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