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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Poor Hillary gets GOP'd . . . again

Hillary Clinton is once again being used as a target by the GOP just because she used a private email server with some Top Secret and ultra-Top Secret information on it. In fact, she sees the whole damn thing like she sees Benghazi: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

The former First Lady of Two-Time-Plus, told ABC that the email scandal "is very much like Benghazi . . . the Republicans are going to continue to use it, beat up on me."

And who can blame her for pointing the finger?

After all, the first Select Senate Committee on Benghazi was led by Daryl Issa, a Republican. And the second one is now being led by Trey Gowdy, another GOP-er.

The email "scandal" which only came into the light of day when Trey Gowdy requested the emails from Clinton's private Colorado bathroom-based server, is being investigated by another GOP organization, the FBI. Politico reports the story in nice detail.

But wait, that isn't right. 

FBI Director James Comey was officially nominated in 2013 by Democratic president Barack Obama to replace outgoing director Robert Mueller. So, if it's an FBI investigation led by a Democratic appointee, how is it that "Republicans are going to continue to use it, beat up on" Hillary?

Because Hillary Clinton's default position is to blame the GOP, or, at the very least, blame someone else, like she blamed the women victims of her husband's philandering. 

Some of the emails on her server are so highly classified they cannot even be shown after being redacted. 

Hillary Clinton claims she used a private server for her "convenience." I don't believe that's a viable excuse to keep her from being indicted and convicted. 

Will the Department of Justice AG Loretta Lynch actually indict Hillary Clinton if the FBI recommends it?

What do you think?



Kumbayah Kerry vs ISIS

ISIS claimed a triple bombing in Damascus, Syria that killed as many as 60 people. Just several hours after this horrific attack, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the humanitarian crisis in Syria where people, in order to survive, have to eat grass and leaves.

In spite of this, Kerry spoke of creating a "peaceful, pluralistic Syria." 

Based upon history, the chances of creating a "peaceful, pluralistic Syria" is as probable as creating gold from horse manure and splinters. To Kerry's credit, however, he did have the wherewithal to mention the deadly bomb blast at the end of his gloriously naive speech.

The Muslim jihadists detonated a car bomb at a bus stop and two suicide bombers blew themselves up when rescuers came on the scene. 

An ISSI-affiliated website reported the bombings were carried out by members of their group, now controlling huge swaths in Syria and Iraq, and they hope that soon it will be the entire world.

"The world needs to push in one direction: Stopping the oppression and suffering of the Syrian people and ending, not prolonging this war," Kerry said from the current safety of Geneva. 

The problem with Kerry's statement is the fact that the U.S. doesn't have many viable allies in this struggle. Whatever Middle East allies we once had, President Obama has shown them that they are on their own. 

The problem is, nothing is as simple as our simple leaders pretend to know. Even if we destroyed ISIS, there would be an Islamic vacuum that would be filled with another terrorist jihad group. Al Qaeda, the Taliban, al Nusra come to mind, just for starters.

The Islamic world has been fighting since it began with Mohammad, the war leading prophet whose attacks across the desert only paused for commercials and bathroom breaks. 

We, as Westerners, look at the problem of Islamic terrorism through Western eyes rather than seeing it as an ideology that calls for war in the name of jihad.

Yes, the problem is, as Donald Trump might say, "HUGE!"


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Russia hunts for killer of pilot

When American sailors are taken prisoner at gunpoint, our Secretary of State apologizes to the hostage-takers and thanks them when they release the hostages. That's the way we roll.

When a Turkish fighter jet shoots down a Russian aircraft and a Turk kills the downed pilot for bombing his people, Russia goes all out for revenge. That's the way they roll.

Russian troops stormed Rabia, a Syrian town bordering Turkey in the hunt for Alparslan Celik, the man who claimed on a video that he killed the pilot on November 24th. 

"There is no place for a person who has bombed civilian Turkmens every day," Celik said. "Reprisal is the most natural right."


And here all along I thought it was life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The Russians claim their special forces rescued the plane's navigator.

Vladimir Putin's government didn't say what they would do to Celik once they captured him, but I suspect they aren't planning on sending him to a Gitmo-like facility in Russia then let him go after a few years.

Before this action, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (not an ice skater) ordered the Turkish government to "take immediate steps to apprehend Alparslan Celik and his accomplices and bring them to justice for the murder of the Russian pilot."

If anyone is going to do any murdering, the smart money is on Putin.


Iran claims it flew a drone, took pics, of our carrier

Iran is claiming that it flew a surveillance drone over our carrier the USS Harry S. Truman and took "precise" photos as part of its ongoing attempts at further embarrassing us. Except they said it was part of an ongoing naval drill.

Iranian TV showed video of the purported event.

The U.S. Navy confirmed that an unarmed Iranian drone flew "directly over" the carrier on January 12th in international waters in the Persian Gulf, but did not say whether or not this was the same drone Iran bragged about. 

Interestingly, the drone event happened on the same day Iran took 10 of our sailors hostage at gunpoint, claiming they were "trespassing" in Iranian waters.

Following the hostage-taking, our so-called Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Iran for only holding the sailors hostage for a short time at gunpoint, but he didn't put it in those words exactly.

A video made the rounds on social media showing a bird's eye view of an aircraft carrier on the move, depicting multiple military aircraft on deck. However, there was no visible identifying marks on the ship and the Iranian claim could be a fraud.

"I am not in a position to confirm the Iranian video or if the event described in Iranian media reports is the one from January 12," Commander Kevin Stephens, a Navy Fifth Fleet spokesman said. "As previously noted, we are confident in our ability to respond appropriately as the situation dictates and will defend ourselves should that prove necessary."

Stephens said the carrier was in no danger but referring to the incident said, "It was, however, abnormal and unprofessional."

A week after the alleged drone incident, the United States released sanctions on Iran which provided them with over $100 billion to be used as they see fit. If the money is used to fund terrorism, as is the wont of Iran, there will be blood on president Obama's hands.

Back in late December, Iranian missile boats launched unguided missiles only 1,500 yards away from the carrier as it transited the Strait of Hormuz. While being "highly provocative," to quote a Navy spokesman, it was nothing compared to the hostage-taking and this latest drone debacle.

The message from Iran to its neighboring Islamic countries is clear: "We are the power to be reckoned with and the United States is weak."


Friday, January 29, 2016

Emails so secret, only our enemies likely saw them

Fox News has just learned exclusively that the intelligence community has categorized Hillary Clinton's emails as "too damaging" to national security to release under any circumstances. This was reported to them by a U.S. government official close to the review and corroborated by another source.

The fact that the government refuses to release even redacted emails flies in the face of Clinton's claim that none of them were classified when they reached her private server. These emails include "special access programs" (SAP) which are more highly classified than "Top Secret."

SAP information includes ongoing intelligence operations in the field, where agents would be compromised and in danger if the emails were hacked by an enemy government. 

But the chances of that actually happening are only about 95%.

Earlier this month, intelligence community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III wrote a letter notifying senior intelligence and foreign relations committee leaders that "several dozen emails containing classified information" were categorized "at the CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, AND TOP SECRET/SAP levels."

Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III was appointed by Barack Obama, so how politically motivated against Clinton could it be?

Of course, even the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cannot allow highly classified material to be made public, for national security purposes, of course, and the DoJ FOIA website points this out in exemption B3, where it addresses the exemption of "operational files." The kind of information that can get our people killed.

Hillary Clinton obviously lying and the mere fact that she used a private server at all should be enough to indict her. But will it actually happen? Will Loretta Lynch, Obama's hand-picked DoJ head, really do what's right?

Please feel free to comment and let me know what you believe.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Huckabee and Santorum want to stump with Trump for vets

Now that Trump has opted out of tonight's debate and will go to Drake University to put on a show for veterans to raise money, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum have decided to join the Donald. 

Why not? If they can convince veterans that it's okay to be used as political pawns, then it's certainly a good move for them to use them as such. But being a veteran myself, I think it smells funny and I don't like it. You may disagree and I respect that.

Perhaps Huckabee and Santorum know they have as much chance at actually winning the presidential nomination as Hillary Clinton has of going an entire day without lying. Therefore, being with the front-runner might make them look like viable candidates.

And I don't dislike either Huckabee or Santorum--I actually do--but it sounds too much like politics and not enough about integrity. 

Huckabee put in a call to the Trump campaign and hasn't yet heard back--perhaps Donald is trying to make him sweat. "If they say that they would be happy to have me, I'll be there."

Santorum said that "After the debate, I'm not going to be doing anything, so, I guess, if it's a charitable thing for the troops and he invites other people to come, I certainly would attend to support the troops."

Santorum is also awaiting an invite from the campaign in charge.

It's unclear if Huckabee would forgo the debate if Trump told him to show up prior to it, but that's something we cannot know if he isn't invited to stump with Trump.


Probable attack twarted at Disneyland Paris

It's a dangerous world after all, especially at the Disneyland Paris theme park hotel where a man with a Koran, two handgun and ammo was arrested.

It happened at a routing security screening checkpoint at one of the Disney hotels. The jihad gear was found in the man's luggage after undergoing an X-ray. The police were called and the Islamic jihadist was arrested. "We continue to work closely with the authorities, and the safety and security of our guests and cast members is our utmost priority, " the park's VP of Communication and Public Affairs Francois Banon said, in French.

According to French media, the man is from Paris but has gone under the radar with local police and French intelligence. A woman was arrested with him and she is the jihadist's girlfriend, a police source told the AFP.

French media reported that police seized two small-caliber handguns and a 7.65 caliber cartridge box.  The Koran was also found in the man's suitcase.

Disneyland Paris is only 18 miles east of Paris and is Europe's most visited theme park.

France has operated under a state of emergency after the Paris jihad attacks in November 2015. Those attacks left 130 dead and many injured. Disneyland Paris closed briefly afterward.

Although the state of emergency declared in France was due to expire at the end of next month, French President Francois Hollande has proposed a three-month extension. At last count, almost 400 Islamic extremists have been placed under house arrest through the state of emergency.




Vets don't want to be politicized by Trump

Paul Reckehoff who heads the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America tweeted that his group hadn't heard from the Trump campaign and didn't know which organizations would be involved with the event Trump is to attend in lieu of the GOP debate scheduled for tonight. 

He tweeted: "If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump's event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts."

The female GOP candidate, Carly Fiorina, said her campaign would donate $1.5 million to veteran's causes, if she can join a Trump-Cruz debate.

Trump has not made it clear precisely which veteran(s) group(s) would be included in tonight's event in Des Moines, and to many, it sounds as if he came up with the idea on the spur of the moment. But one thing seems clear, veterans don't want to be used as political pawns in a Trumpian showmanship ploy. Trump's campaign merely said that the "special event to benefit veterans organizations" would be held at Drake University in Des Moines.

Trump told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, "We're going to raise a lot of money for the veterans. A lot of money is going to be raised." He then made it clear that he would definitely not be attending the debate.

Some say Trump dodged the debate just like he dodged the draft in the Vietnam War era.

A recent tweet by Trump referred to Megyn Kelly, a Fox News debate moderator, as a "bimbo." In his book, The Art of the Deal, Trump has bragged about sleeping with some of the wives of the men with whom he had business deals. 

Some of these issues may come back to haunt in with the evangelical voters in Iowa.

But, as he said, he could shoot someone on the street and people would still vote for him. He may be right.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Naked statue cover-up

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is visiting Rome, and it appears some of the Italian cultural folks are worried that the naked statues on display may cause him undue carnal embarrassment. They have covered them up so as not to offend him.

One wonders if the male statues, for example, will cause Rouhani's eyes to wander south and if so, will this be a danger to the Iranian Shi'ite leader upon his return to his homeland. If branded a homosexual, he would possibly receive the Sharia-recommended death sentence.

Italy's Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini categorized the move to cover up the statues as "incomprehensible." He said that neither he nor Premier Matteo Renzi were told of the decision to cover them, a decision likely made by a lower-ranking official in a bid to avoid offending Rouhani's erotic sensitivities.

Rouhani claims his country had not asked for these measures but appreciated the gesture. 

The cover-up consisted of placing wooden panels to shield nude statues at Rome's Capitoline Museums, where Rouhani and Renzi held a joint press conference Monday. 

Burqas may have been a better choice, perhaps.

Some Islamic leaders are very sensitized to sexual stimuli and warn women not to go shopping for cucumbers and other phallic-shaped fruits and vegetables, or handle them in the kitchen, lest they create sexual feelings in men other than their husband.



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hillary probe actually probing

The FBI is going straight to the sources involved with the emails generated or received by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

There is a court order to produce Clinton's emails and if it isn't a snow storm forcing the delay, it's a snow job getting in the way. 

But now, instea
d of waiting for the State Department to get off its proverbial butt, the FBI is going directly to the intelligence agencies and will speak to those people who are responsible for sending the emails. This is being done to determine the classification in the emails which will tell us just how big a big liar Hillary Clinton is.

"This is not merely a difference of opinion between the State Department and the Department of Justice," one intel source told Fox News. "The bureau will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials. At the end of the day, it will be a paper case. Emails never disappear because computers never forget."

At least one email contained intelligence from human spying, known as "HSC-O" which means highly sensitive human intelligence operations.

That's the kind of stuff, if hacked by our enemies, that gets our intelligence agents tortured and killed.

One source said "The bureau does not waive its primacy in espionage cases. The security investigation is now part and parcel with the criminal [public corruption] investigation." The source also said that both tracks are being pursued "vigorously" and that there is a sense of "incredulity as to what is being discovered."

"I continue to believe the question of how [and from whom] material actually got from the classified network to Hillary Clinton's server is the key to the puzzle," said Howard Krongard, the former inspector general of the State Department.



The bigger question at the end of the day, down the road where cans are kicked, is: Is a POTUS allowed to run the country from inside a cell?





BREAKING: Active Shooter San Diego Medical Centre

Balboa Hospital--There is an active shooter at the Naval Medical Centre in San Diego. The center services Navy and Marine personnel. Some patients are active duty and some retired military, and San Diego is the major west coast port for the Navy.

Three schools in the area are also on lockdown.

Since the Bethesda Navy yard shooting, security has tightened throughout the country, and vehicles must show ID to enter the area. However, there is never total security in any military campus.

Only law enforcement are armed as it is against policy for military personnel not involved in law enforcement can carry a weapon.

People within the facility are being told told to either "run, hide, or fight," if confronted by the shooter(s).

The California Highway Patrol is at the scene.

UPDATE: At this point, there has been no physical evidence of a shooter. The report was that an "earwitness" heard the sound of what was believed to be 3 shots fired. But there has been no report of anyone being shot or any sign of an active shooter.

This entire incident may have been a false alarm.


British SAS dressed in burqas takes down top ISIS jihadi

Raqqa, Syria-- It's a lesson that shows why many people in Western countries don't want to allow Muslim women to disguise their identity with a burqa. 

About three weeks ago, eight British SAS troops (Special Air Service) dressed in burqas (those cloth coffins that completely cover Muslim women to keep Muslim men from raping them) crossed into enemy territory on a mission to kill a top ISIS scumcrumpet.

They made it into enemy territory in an ISIS signature Toyota pickup truck posing as the wives of top ISIS jihadis, and made it into the bowels of Raqqa in search of the commander's HQ. The Toyota was driven by local Syrians to allay suspicion because women aren't allowed to drive, vote or show an ankle.

Once they found the commander's house and assured his presence inside, the SAS team transmitted the coordinates to a U.S. Air Force AWAC mission-control aircraft above. The AWAC team relayed the coordinates to a U.S. Reaper drone, which quickly sent a Hellfire missile on its journey below to blow away the commander and a bunch of his snuffies, thus creating a virgin shortage in Paradise.

After the blast, nearby ISIS crap weasels ran into the streets and rounded up civilians, put them against the walls and threatened to kill anyone who helped the "spies," one witness said.

The SAS team made it back to their vehicle after the strike and the town went into lockdown. They were ordered to stop by the jihadis but ignored the order and were about to drive off when they were fired upon.

This angered the SAS burqa-clad troops and they jumped out of the Toyota, lifted their burqas and whipped out assault weapons and grenades and unleashed hate. The jihadis went into momentary shock, causing one to be killed instantly as the other two ran off.

According to the witness, "The firefight gave the SAS just enough time to break contact with the ISIS gunmen and escape."

With the addition of about 200 more U.S. special commandos arriving in Iraq last week, these kinds of operations will increase, sources say. Besides the British SAS, they have sent the Royal Navy's elite forces known as the SBS (Special Boat Service), which is similar to our Navy SEALs.

The new primary target is 32-year-old Londoner Siddhartha Dhar. He is the new Jihadi John and is at the top of the kill list. 

I think Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should be at the top, but he's a difficult target to target.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Premature detonation kills Palestinian girl

Accidents do happen, and many of them can be prevented. But it's too late telling that to the terrorist who approached an Israeli military outpost near Abu Dis, a town bordering Jerusalem. The non-tragic event occurred Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.

The attacker was holding a bomb in her hand, the report states, but it went off prematurely sending her in all directions. She was intending to kill Jews but ended up killing only herself.

She was a teenager named Raqqiyeh Abu Eid. She was pronounced dead on scene by paramedics and her remains were given to the Palestinian Authority in Hebron.

No Israeli military were hurt in the jihad attack.

Earlier Saturday, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl tried to kill a security guard as she chased him with a knife. The guard shot and killed her in self-defense. The attack took place outside the West Bank settlement of Anatot, Judea and Samaria.

How sad that such hatred for the Jews is taught in Islam. How sad to lose a child over this nonsense.


The sad life of poor poor Jihadi John

Jihadi John, an alone and misunderstood young man who at one point thought of taking his own life, instead of beheading others in sunny Syria, was a sad character.

His first name may surprise you (if you're braindead), Mohammed; his surname Emwazi is Arabic for "Scumcrumpet with Knife." 

The former ISIS executioner and now death-time member of The Smithereens, at one time wanted to kill himself, according to Mail Online

Sadly, he didn't.
"P" for Pedophile Prophet

Mo had become paranoid by MI5's investigation of him as he became more extreme. The then 22-year-old whimpered that he felt "like a dead man walking" as counter terrorism officers scrutinized him.

In an email he wrote to a journalist in 2010, he said that he planned to take as many pills as he could get to escape what he believed was his own personal persecution by the secret service. He was banned from leaving Britain at that time.

He lied that he had no interest in Islam and that he was an innocent victim of a prying police state. Of course, he was caught in the lie when it was revealed that he was Jihadi John, the ISIS executioner.

Fortunately, he was blown to pieces in Raqqa just at the point in his life when he was becoming famous.


Turkish Airlines jet threat

A Turkish jet flying from Houston to Istanbul had a security scare when a handwritten threat was found on board Turkish Airlines Flight 34 while crossing the Atlantic Ocean last night.

The plane, a Boeing 777, carrying 209 passengers and crew landed safely at Shannon Airport in Ireland. The Irish police are investigating the aircraft, which has been parked a safe distance from the terminal.

Officials haven't yet said whether the flight to Istanbul will resume, or if the passengers will be put on other flights. Maybe they should ask the pilot what he thinks. (No, that isn't being sexist--there are only male pilots from Turkey.)

The same officials have also not said whether the note was perhaps written in Arabic, but the smart money says it is and signed, "Allahu akbar!"


13 Hours--the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi: my review

I finally got to see "13 Hours--the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." You have to see this flick.

If you came from another planet, say a place called Liberalville, California, and you had no idea about what happened in Benghazi, you would not for one moment think this movie was political. But you would feel a sense of regret about the lack (or refusal, perhaps) of response by the United States government to help those who fought for their lives there.

Hillary Clinton was not mentioned, nor was her position as Secretary of State. 

Station Chief "Bob," played by David Costabile, was as detestable as his character, David Hardman in "Suits."

The movie runs for about 2 hrs 17 mins. and not a minute of it is filler;  the action is gut-wrenching.

I came away with the feeling that there had to be a stand-down order given because if that wasn't the case, there would be no reason for the delay of response. It just doesn't make sense that these brave men were not told to wait but waited nevertheless.

Did I mention that you have to see this flick?

The Queen of Jordan on Islam in the U.S.

Queen Rania appeared on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures" with Marie Barteromo and was asked about her perception of Muslims in the U.S. You can see the video here.

Since Queen Rania is the Queen of Jordan, I'm not clear as to how accurate of an opinion she can give about U.S. Muslims, but nevertheless, she spoke at length on Islam and how we should not believe our lying eyes regarding the religion of peace.

The first thing Ms. Barteromo posed was: "Give us your reaction to what has taken place with regards to ISIS and ISIS terrorizing the West and the world."

Queen Rania responded: "The two things I would like people to understand is that first of all, Islam in now way condones the actions of these extremists. Those barbaric savage acts that we've been seeing on TV; the public beheadings, the rape, the slavery, the mass murders. There's nothing in Islam that condones these kinds of actions."

Wrong.

The Koran, Islam's holiest book, a book "perfect" and eternal is chock full o' nasty stuff. "Kill them wherever you find them and drive them out from where they drove you out. Persecution is worse than slaughter" (2:191).

"When you meet the unbelievers, strike their necks" (4:34).

"Oh you who believe, fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you and let them find harshness in you" (9:123). Only to be certified by: "Mohammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another but harsh to disbelievers" (48:29).

Ant that's just the tip of the ISIS-berg in the Koran. If you also read the Hadith, the collection of obsessive-compulsive traditions, and the Sunnah, actual sayings and terrorist history of Islam's Mohammad, you will get a better understanding of just how wrong Queen Rania is about Islam.

The Queen of Jordan goes on to say that "I know that there are people who say that there are verses in the Koran that refer to violence; but I would say there are such verses in the Bible as well, and if you take something out of context and you manipulate it to serve your agenda . . . there is no holy script that condones these actions."

I would ask the queen to kindly point out anywhere in the Koran that condemns violence against non-believers, especially if they refuse to pay a tax or convert to Islam. In fact, anything in the Koran that talks about tolerance, such as "there is no compulsion in religion," has been abrogated in the Koran. That is, it has been overridden with better suras--which makes no sense to me if the Koran is supposed to be perfect. 

There should be no need to change or abrogate anything that is perfect.

Queen Rania mentioned the fact that Muslims have killed more Muslims than non-Muslims. She's correct in terms of modern times. But that's because Muslims see those other Muslims they're killing as either apostates or blasphemers. For example, the Sunnis and Shi'ites see each other as blasphemers because of the way they practice the religion of peace. That's precisely why they hate each other.

She also mentioned Islamophobia, a term that is highly offensive to anyone with a brain. 

A person accused of Islamophobia implies that he or she is a racist, which implies Islam is a race. It is a tool to shut up conflicting opinions, where truth has no part of the process. Islamophobia implies the fear of Islam is irrational, which is crazy.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ex-Gitmo detainee arrested in Uruguay

Montevideo-- Thankfully it was just a case of Islamic domestic violence and not terrorism to more than one person. An Uruguayan police official reported that a former Gitmo detainee has been arrested on a domestic violence complaint.

Syrian national Omar Abdelhadi Faraj was detained on Friday for following the Koran (Sura 4:34) which divinely sanctions wife-beating. The Koran allows men to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds.

There is nothing in the Koran advising men what to do if all four of their wives simultaneously attack him.

Faraj arrived with five other detainees in Uruguay in December 2014. The following June, he married an Uruguayan woman who had converted to Islam. 

If Uruguay would only adopt Sharia law, that would save the police a lot of time and effort so they could pursue "real" crime.


Bloomberg may throw your soda cup in the ring

Michael Bloomberg, billionaire, former New York City mayor, and owner of Bloomberg News, a media outlet, is thinking  about running against another billionaire real estate developer and TV show entertainer from New York City if Trump gets the nomination. It looks like that's what's going to happen, but hey, ya never know. 

Of course, Bloomberg will also need to run against people on the left, notably a woman who may be indicted for disobeying the law regarding the Espionage Act, and who has logged more miles than any other Secretary of State while doing nothing for the country, and whose family foundation funds may have been used illegally and to buy political influence for foreign countries.

Another leftist Bloomberg will have to run against if he truly wants to become POTUS is a socialist who, as a New Hampshire senator, has done very little with his time in the Senate and who believes in the possibility of raising taxes on Americans to 90%.

The other leftist was mayor of a failed Baltimore, Maryland, then governor of the same state. He is as relevant to this election cycle as a yo-yo is to a flounder.

Like Donald Trump, Bloomberg says he will finance his campaign with his own money and has already commissioned a poll and ordered his advisers to start drafting plans, but he will likely wait to see what happens with the Iowa caucus on February 1st.

Bloomberg, a notorious flip-flopper has run as a Democrat, a Republican, and would now run as an Independent.

Ted Cruz (R-Tx) is a close second to Donald Trump, while Bernie Sanders (D-NH) is making a "shhtrong" bid for the Democratic nomination. 

Like Sanders, Bloomberg is pre- "The Howdy Doody Show," which makes them both quite old.

Changin' with time
While Bloomie's odds at actually winning the election is on par with winning the lottery without buying a ticket, he would probably screw things up for both parties in the general election. As a person who has screwed up New York City by regulating everything possible, that suits him just fine.

One would think that owning an entire media platform would disqualify a person from becoming president, but the times, they are a changin'.

Although no Independent ever was elected to POTUS, Bloomberg, a supporter of highly restrictive gun laws might sway disaffected voters on both sides of the aisle.

If, in fact, he were to get elected, it would be a blow to the Constitution and our civil liberties. 

C'mon folks, the guy put restrictions on the size of soda pop servings allowed in restaurants, and like Moochelle Obama, would even try to control the food we're allowed to eat, and then there's that little issue about the Second Amendment.


Kerry speaks with forked tongue

Who are you going to believe, 77 million Iranians who chant "Death to America" or John Kerry?

Secretary of State Kerry announced Monday that "the world is safer today" because of the Iran nuclear deal. 

On Thursday Kerry said that some U.S. funds incorporated into the agreement will make their way into the coffers of terrorist organizations.

To be clear, here is what Kerry said: "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) or of other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists. You know, to some degree, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented. But I can tell you this, right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time. I'm sure at some point some of it will."

So the world is a safer place today because of the Iran nuclear deal but the money we've released to them will likely end up in the hands of the same IRGC who took 10 of our sailors hostage, which then Kerry THANKED for releasing them. 

Money that will go to "other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists." (My italics.)

Kerry implies with the word 'labeled' that maybe they are, maybe they aren't actually real terrorists like ISIS. Maybe they're more like Hamas and Hezhollah--groups we call terrorist organizations for lack of a better term.

What bizarre leadership we have. What stupidity and suicidal irresponsibility, all for some BS legacy for a POTUS who would have none, save for Obamacare, which has never lived up to its hype.

The Iranian mullahs must be laughing to the point of incontinence.

Kerry is as useless as Secretary of State as he was as a swiftboat commander in Vietnam. But you'd never know because he put himself in for the medals.



State Department fears snow and global warming

The bad weather has forced a suspension of the war against ISIS--oh, wait--I meant the release of 29 emails of the former airborne Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

The State Department is asking for an extension of the requested January 29th date, hoping to be granted the release date of January 29, 2017, what with a presidential election and all somehow getting in the way. 

Republicans are slightly miffed, as is their wont, and will complain bitterly, just to get it on the record. In the end, nothing will be done about this nonsense, and the left will get its way. 
State Department spokeskitty

Is it any wonder that Trump is ahead in the polls?

Shysters for the department, made the delay request in federal court, the same court that in May, ordered the emails to be released monthly, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

The shysters argued: "The Clinton email team must perform its work on site . . . This storm will disrupt the Clinton email team's current plans to work a significant number of hours throughout the upcoming weekend and could affect the number of documents that can be produced on January 29, 2016," the snowflake phobic lawyers wrote.

Perhaps the solution would be to have any branch of the United States military 'work a significant number of hours throughout the upcoming weekend' because they won't use snow or global warming as an excuse--it's too feline-centric.

The lawyers are trying to push the complete email publication beyond the earliest primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

If the emails are released on February 29th instead, it would be a day before the Super Tuesday primaries.

"It's clear that the State Department's delay is all about ensuring any further damaging developments in Hillary Clinton's email scandal are revealed only after the votes are counted in the early nominating states," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said on Friday when the request was made. 

Priebus complained further: "The American people should be outraged at the Obama administration's gamesmanship to protect someone who recklessly exposed classified information on more than 1,300 occasions, including highly sensitive Top Secret intelligence."

Mark Toner a State Department mouthpiece said that State can't meet its court-mandated goal of Jan. 29th because there are 9,400 remaining pages that "contain a large amount of material that require interagency review." He added, "The remaining emails are also the most complex to process."

The agency will make public as many as possible by next week, according to Toner, and mentally flipped the bird to Priebus, who complained.




Another American taken hostage in N.Korea

Kim Jung Un and his band of loyal sycophants have arrested Otto Warmbier an American university student and is holding him over an undisclosed incident that allegedly occurred at his hotel before he was to board a flight to Beijing.

Warmbier is a University of Virginia student who, according to North Korea, committed a "hostile act" orchestrated by the United States.

CEO of Young Pioneer Tours, Gareth Johnson, confirmed with the AP that Warmbier had been staying at Pyongyang's Yanggako International Hotel and was alone when the alleged incident occurred. The company said in a statement that he was detained at Pyongyang Airport on January 2nd, but no explanation about the hotel incident was provided. 

Perhaps he tried to make off with a Gideon Bible, but I doubt it.

The incident comes just after president Obama agreed to release over $100 billion to another terrorist state, Iran, for the release of four Americans held hostage, and after several more Americans were kidnapped Baghdad on January 17th.

Now that Obama has changed the policy of not paying ransom, the "sky's the limit" for kidnappings because there's gold in them thar folks.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

So secret, only her hairdresser knows, and maybe Russia

Hillary Clinton believes the American people are stupid. Insofar as the people who still love her and would vote for her are concerned, she's correct--they either don't care what she has done, don't want to believe it, or are totally ignorant.

It is now known that some of Hillary's emails on her Colorado-based bathroom server are so secret that the senior lawmakers who oversee the State Department do not have a security clearance high enough to be allowed to view them. In order to see them, these lawmakers would need to fulfill additional security requirements, such as signing non disclosure agreements.

(Wouldn't it be nice if all refugees/asylum seekers also had to fulfill additional security measures?)

The emails in question, "special access programs" (SAP) were discussed by me here and are a level beyond "top secret" because of the incredible sensitivity of the information they contain. 

For example, the documents might contain actual names of CIA field operators and the like. It could get them killed in the hands of our enemies. 

Even the senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are not authorized access to these emails, but the Colorado company could have read them if nobody was watching, and so could hackers like Russia, China, North Korea and just about every Islamic country on the globe.

Hillary Clinton can try to misdirect us by saying she never sent or received any emails "marked classified," but CLASSIFIED EMAILS AREN'T MARKED CLASSIFIED--THEY ARE CLASSIFIED BASED ON THEIR CONTENT!


Now Clinton claims all of this is politically motivated. Even if it was, she still used a private server and still sent and received high-level classified material. And she even went so far as to coach another official on how to get around the problem of using a private email that has classified information on it.

If it's political, so what? It's still a crime and she clearly committed the crime on some level just by using the private server. 

But if anyone believes that this is all Clinton is guilty of, they might be a blazing liberal. You know the type: a person who can watch a partial birth abortion on YouTube and feel sorry for the mother who had to put up with the unwanted pregnancy perpetrated on her by her jobless boyfriend.


Taliban kills 20 at Pakistan university

At least 20 people were slaughtered by the Taliban at Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday morning . The school is located in Charsadda, about 21 miles from Peshawar.

According to Afghanistan Provincial governor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi the attacks were now over and the troops have left the campus.

Taliban scumcrumpet and Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor told AFP that his suicide lunatics carried out the attack. He is the same piece of human excrement who masterminded the December 2014 attack that killed 144 children and about a dozen adults.

However, the main scumcrumpet of the Pakistani Taliban, Mohammad (of course) Khurasani, said the attack was "un-Islamic" and insisted his pieces of human excrement were not behind the carnage. 

It appears that local Taliban commanders are operating on their own as the Taliban has become fractured and unshowered. But the fact that the terrorist group is fractured doesn't really seem to matter all that much to their victims--a beheading by any other group is still a beheading.

The spokesman for the Taliban said they "consider the students in non-military institutions the future of our jihad movement" and thus would not kill potential killers. He insisted Fazlullah had nothing to do with the cowardly murders, although he didn't see killing soft targets as cowardly.

So knowing that Faslullah didn't carry out the attack because, in the long run, it would hurt their recruiting efforts, isn't that a perfect opportunity to say, um, blame the Jews?

Khurasani said those who perpetrated the attacks should be tried in a Sharia court, a court where it is likely, when convicted, they would have body parts removed and fed to the camels; parts that ordinarily gave them pleasure.

The Muslim terrorists used AK-47s, scaled the campus walls in the thick winter fog, and opened fire on teachers and students just as classes began.

Pakistani TV aired images of well-armed security personnel entering the compound as female students (who, as women have no right to be educated according to the insecure men of Islam) ran for their lives.

A Pakistani army spokesman said that 18 students and 2 teachers were killed. One teacher had a handgun but wasn't able to fire it in time and was shot and killed by jihadists.

One student told TV reporters, "We saw three terrorists shouting "Allah is great!" which is "Allahu akbar!" and actually means 'Allah is greater." In other words, "my god is greater than yours."

And therein lies the problem with Islam.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Obama's executive order overruled

Scot Free
The king and his court has been overruled by a federal judge today. Try as he might to use his executive privilege to keep Operation Fast and Furious documents out of the hands of Congress, Obama will not get his way.

Judge Jackson
According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson made the ruling and public disclosures from the Department of Justice (DoJ) which, at times seems like an oxymoron term, will be made. 

The king and his court are appealing the ruling but hopefully, like the man who had the wrong leg amputated then the correct one removed and tried to sue and lost, Obama too will not have a leg to stand on.

Jackson's written response: "The Department itself has already publicly revealed the sum and substance of the very material it is now seeking to withhold. Since any harm that would flow from the disclosures sought here would be merely incremental, the records must be produced."

In 2012 the House voted to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding part of the records, and even 17 Democrats supported that.

Perhaps there's hope for the country.

But the question is: what is Obama trying to hide?


What about Bob? Doesn't he count too?

Former FBI agent Robert Levinson had gone missing in Iran on March 9, 2007 while on an unauthorized mission for the CIA and the United States of America. 

Bob Levinson was not one of the hostages Iran has released because they claim they don't know his whereabouts. And if you believe Iran is telling the truth, then I believe you are probably happy with the nuclear deal we reached with the terrorist nation.

Levinson's family doesn't believe Iran either. Why should they? It's obvious the Iranian government took him and either killed him or locked him away somewhere. Sadly, I believe the former hypothesis over the latter.

But the most disgusting part of this story is the fact that the Obama government never got in touch with the Levinson family until they called them.

"We had to learn it from the TV ourselves, and that's very disappointing and heartbreaking," Christine Levinson, Bob's wife, said. She told ABC news that she felt "extremely betrayed" by the White House and had attempted (unsuccessfully) to have a "face-to-face" meeting with administration officials.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Lisa Monaco called the Levinsons to apologize and lied that the Obama administration meant to inform her before the news broke, but it was all Iran's fault for prematurely leaking the news.

The Levinsons are quite happy for the other families. They know the anguish the others went through as they did. But Dan Levinson, Bob's son, told the Associated Press that "once again, he's been left behind."

In discussing the situation, Obama claimed that the U.S. would continue working to find Bob Levinson.
Kerry plays "Follow the Leader"

Reporters asked John Kerry whether Levinson was still alive, the Vietnamese Communist Museum celebrant said, "We have no idea."

And that categorizes the entire Obama administration: they have no idea.

If Robert Levinson was not a Jew, perhaps, just perhaps, things might be different.

I'm so glad the others were freed, but the reason they've been freed now is not due to Obama's negotiating prowess, it's because of his lack of negotiating prowess. These men had languished in Evan Prison far too long. 

This administration is run by incompetent, apologetic weaklings.



Hillary's rich, white privilege may get "SAP-ed"

In an exclusive report by FoxNews.com, the emails on Hillary Clinton's Colorado bathroom-based private server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs. This information comes from an unclassified letter by a highly ranked inspector general to senior lawmakers.

The January 14th letter from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III enumerated the findings of a comprehensive review by intelligence agencies in which "several dozen" additional classified emails, including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP) were identified. 

The SAP classification goes well beyond "top secret," which have already been labeled as such on at least two of her emails, and it makes one wonder, how much more evidence of blatant mishandling of highly classified material will it take before she's indicted. 

"There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material," a former senior law enforcement source with decades of investigating SAP procedures told Fox News. "It is the most sensitive of the sensitive."

The IG letter states, in part: "To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels. According to the declarant, these documents contain informatin derived from classified IC element sources."

Only "the president, the Secretaries of State, Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence, or the principal deputy of each" can authorize special access programs, states Executive Order 13526. 

Clearly, if Hillary Rodham Clinton was a poor, black person, instead of a rich, white woman, she'd be in an orange jumpsuit by now.



Monday, January 18, 2016

Syriac Christian women make Syrian men look Obama-esque

While young, strong, able-bodied Syrian men flee their country, refusing to defend it from ISIS, the all-female Syriac Christians Brigade, a fully volunteer unit, just graduated its second class this month. 

These women will not be moved without a fight.

They are known as the "Female Protection Forces of the Land Between the Two Rivers." This refers to the historically Syriac-inhabited land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They are mothers, wives and professionals. They are Christians who pray in Aramaic, the language of Jesus.

The first group of women graduated from a training camp in Al-Qahtaniyeh in December. The Brigade is mainly concerned with protecting Christian areas, and are patterned after fighters of the female Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

The first group have already seen combat primarily in the battle to retake Al-Hol, a northeastern town. ISIS held it for over two years. ISIS doesn't like fighting women in combat because if a woman kills them, they can't enter Paradise--they're even sexist pigs when it comes to war.

One woman named Babylonia, said, "I'm a practicing Christian and thinking about my children makes me stronger and more determined in my fight against Daesh (ISIS)." Her husband, also a soldier, encouraged her to leave the kids and fight for their future. Her husband added that she must also fight "against the idea that the Syriac woman is good for nothing except housekeeping and make-up."

ISIS wives, on the other hand, recruit other women to blow themselves up for the new caliphate in order to enter Paradise. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, an undercover group of activists informed FoxNews.com that ISIS now has an all-female volunteer suicide bombing squad.The wives tell the women that their family will get money for their suicide mission and give them some of the cash before they go all to pieces.

Practice is limited to simulation, of course.


Too little, too late, Kerry

Now our so-called Secretary of State is "infuriated" with Iran for their video footage of our American sailors on their knees with their hands raised in surrender after they captured two Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf.
"Where does it itch?"

Kerry claims he didn't know about the video when he spoke last week. Nobody told him. 

He forgot to plug in the TV because the rest of the world knew about it. 

He didn't see it in the funny papers.

How freaking sheltered is this administration pretending to be? How stupid does Kerry and Obama think the American people are--at least those of us on the right.

"I was furious about it, and I immediately contacted my counterpart. And we indicated our disgust," Kerry told Fox News Monday.

To cover his generous butt, he said that "it was clear" the video didn't come from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and probably came from the Iranian military.

Well gee, that's why we have military intelligence, you boob.

"It was very, very unfortunate, inappropriate. And as a former sailor, and member of the military, I was infuriated by it and I expressed that very directly to my counterpart."

Iran, be warned. You pissed off John Kerry and Barack Hussein Obama. Now they're mad. And when they're mad, they get angry and say angry things. And if you're not careful, they may warn you about what they're not going to really do.

If you had a pair, Mr. Obama, you would snap back sanctions like you keep pretending you might. That would show how "infuriated" you traitors really are.

Sen. John McCain (RINO-Ariz.) accused the Obama administration of "pretending as if nothing out of the ordinary has occurred."

Thank you, Senator McCain, and thank you for supporting all of Obama's Iran deal with the other 7 RINOs.

Is it any wonder why Trump and Cruz are leading the pack?


Ohio "man" with long criminal record executes cop

Danville, Ohio-- I wonder how the BLM folks are going to spin this, or if they're even going to mention it at all--a Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell was executed by a loser named Herschel Ray Jones III.

Jones III (pronounced "Jones the Turd") has a long criminal history and according to his ex-girlfriend, had planned to target cops. He was arrested Monday and taken into custody at 1:30 A.M. after he tried to run from officers and was caught.

Officer Cottrell was killed just prior to midnight and his body was found behind the Danville Municipal Building, Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer said. His cruiser and service weapon were missing, but the cruiser was later found about a half mile from his body.

Jones III is 32 and has multiple convictions starting in 2001 for breaking and entering, burglary, receiving stolen goods and carrying a concealed weapon.

In 2011, he pled not guilty by reason of insanity but changed his plea to guilty and served almost four years for the conviction of receiving stolen property and possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Unfortunately, due to the Obama administration's leniency on gun laws and felons in general, his sentence was a trifle and he was let out on the streets again in April.

An alert came at around 11:20 P.M. from Jones' ex-girlfriend who told a police dispatcher that Jones had weapons and was looking to kill an officer. 

The authorities attempted to contact Officer Cottrell, but there was no response from him. That prompted a search of the village where they found his body.

Herschel Ray Jones III did not obtain his weapons from gun shows or through other legal channels--he's a freaking criminal--he isn't permitted to own a firearm. He obtained the weapons illegally. And he cowardly assassinated an unsuspecting cop.

Jones isn't a man; he is trash.

What happened to Officer Cottrell would not have happened if gun laws and other violent offender laws were actually adhered to. The problem isn't the guns; the problem is the enforcement of the laws.

I sincerely hope that BLM can come to agree that ALM.



Don McLean of "American Pie" fame arrested

Don McLean, singer, songwriter and incredibly conceited performer was arrested in Camden, Maine early this morning for domestic violence assault--a misdemeanor here, a husband's religious duty elsewhere. 

McLean, not quite fitting the definition of hero, was arrested (Monday at 2:00 A.M.) without putting up any resistance, according to Camden's Chief Randy Gagne. The singer was transported to Knox County Jail in Rockland, Maine.

He posted $10,000 bail and was released. His court date was set for February 22nd, George Washington's birthday.

McLean, who is 70, only performs occasionally, doing the Maine Lobster Festival gig over the summer and possibly a few burger joints along the coast. Nobody knows.

But the once famous singer sold his hand written lyrics to "American Pie" at Christie's auction house for $1.2 million, so it's hard feeling sorry for him and easier feeling sorry for Patrisha, his wife, possibly born to dyslexic parents.

The not-so loving couple have two children.

In 2013, McLean was stopped by police for speeding through a Maine school zone. His shyster lawyer, who was not at the scene, argued that the school zone warning lights requiring a 15 mph limit weren't flashing but police said they were. 

The entertainer was fined $400 and was told to chill.

I once had the occasion to see Don McLean perform at some New York State fair (not the State Fair in Syracuse, but a smaller one). I was impressed over how condescending he was to the young people who simply wanted to get his autograph, or just to say hello. He reminded me of Jerry Lewis who once exhibited the same behavior at a local movie theater when I was a kid.

Maybe conceit is the price one pays for fame. I don't know, but I'd like to give it a try.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

IOM head: "don't call migrants a threat"

Easy for him to say
The politically correct head of the International Organization for Migration, William Lacy Swing, told the Associated Press that Europeans need to stop labeling possible Islamic terrorists as a "security threat" just because a bunch of them got a little rowdy in Cologne, raping and assaulting women, getting drunk on the streets, and robbing people. 

And don't let the Paris attacks make you label these poor people either, they contend--they have enough to worry about with all the Islamophobia going around, Swing implied.

Swing swung over to Berlin today as Angela Merkel faces increasing pressure over her uber-liberal policy of allowing mostly young, able-bodied men, an open-door to Germany, its welfare assistance, and the freedom to eventually announce publicly how much Germany sucks.

Some of the refugees will end up being active terrorists, some will wait until Europe is dominated by the religion of peace. Some will comply with German culture and will be called "apostates" by the Muslims who will eventually feel their oats.

Last year, German allowed 1.1 million asylum seekers (predominantly Muslim) into the country. Most of the remainder of the EU are reluctant to do the same. These people are known as "intelligent."

Swing, however, told the AP that Merkel and Germans [who are blind to what's happening] deserve "a lot of praise and credit" for their [naive] approach "and I think one should not let the terrible incident that happened in Cologne mar what is a very good approach to the issue," he said [because he doesn't live there nor had a daughter or sister raped or assaulted there].

It's always easier on the armchair quarterbacks to call the game.