Can you Negotiate Something you have No Authority to Deliver on?

Once upon a time there was a New, Clean and Articulate Manager of the Worlds Largest Company.

The Owners of the Company, prior to his employment, had officially severed ties to another company because of their sordid business practices.  It was established that until the offending company corrected their horrible attempts to destroy The Owners’ Company, and their associates, all payments would be halted on monies owed to them.

For some reason yet unknown The New, Clean and Articulate Manager decided he would negotiate with the offending company. Part of his proposal was to begin paying those debts which were suspended until their behavior changed.

The New, Clean and Articulate, Manager did not ask the Owner for Permission to do this, nor did the New, Clean and Articulate Manager let The Owners know about the resumption of payments until after the fact…

Because of this, The New, Clean and Articulate, Manager had to launder The Owners’ money by turning it into other currencies then covertly transport that untraceable cash to the offending company in the dead of night, making sure The Owners would not find out.

Unfortunately, even after what the courts typically consider criminal activity by the New, Clean and Articulate, Manager of facilitating payments using laundered cash, the offending company’s behavior did not change.

In fact, that company’s behavior worsened.

Now the Owner finds out… from watching news reports of the other company cheering the payment as a victory by telling their employees it is proof they were never doing anything wrong in the first place and that they are going to use the money to do more of it, better than before.

What do you do with the New, Clean and Articulate, Manager?


A Great July Jobs Report!

The Administration announced what might be one of the best jobs reports in it’s almost 8-year history today.

It reported over 225,000 jobs created.

This is Super Great Awesome Amazing news!*

Let me ask you…

Why do we trust anything this Administration reports anymore?
It is true that I don’t trust anything ANY Administration reports, but at this point this one has demonstrated a complete disdain for the truth… and your intelligence.

Shall we take a stroll down memory lane?

It was Video.
Jonathan Gruber.
American Citizens and their Love of Guns is responsible for Mexican Drug Cartels getting Weapons.
The IRS does not target Political Enemies of the Left.
Our relationship with Israel has never been better.
We stand with the Iranian Freedom Movement.
We stand with Ukraine.
We don’t pay ransom for hostages.
I don’t have a private server, okay I do but it’s secure, okay it’s not but nothing secret was on it, okay there was but nothing important, okay there was some important stuff but I turned over everything to the state department for their review, okay I didn’t but AT THIS POINT WHAT DOES IT REALLY MATTER!?
Secretary Clinton was the Greatest Secretary if State this country has ever had.
If you like your Doctor, You can keep your doctor.
It will save every family $2500 a year.
It was the banks fault the economy almost melted down.
This is a robust recovery.
The Border is secure.
The guidelines for identifying terrorists does not specifically include veterans.

We will not tolerate use of Chemical Weapons AKA Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East.

There’s much more but my fingers are tapped out.

Oh… wait… and the above “*”.

*All numbers are subject to revision… and they are always revised down… when nobody is paying attention and the previous, erroneous, number has already been disseminated.

So, Why do we Trust?


My response to Mr. Khizr Khan…

Mr. Khan,

I hope this letter finds you well.

I agree with you that everyone world over should read, and more importantly make an effort to understand, the U.S. Constitution. Having studied it myself, I agree with your plea and suggest we begin with every U.S. Lawyer.

I would add that particular attention should be paid to the first ten amendments otherwise known as The Bill of Rights… A Bill of Inalienable Rights… The Rights possessed by U.S. Citizens which cannot be taken away, ever, without destroying the Founding Document you waved in your hand.

It was indeed the correct venue to make such a plea, I can think of none better.

I Commend your Son’s service in protecting that very Document which your preferred Ideology see’s as limiting all of the things you want to do for/to us.

I’m incredibly sorry your son lost his life in a his principled endeavor.

I am grateful there exist people like your son who do those things the rest of us are either unwilling, unable, or have done so already, and daily, in the defense of the Greatest Experiment in Self Governance the World has Ever Known.

He was clearly a great man… and your personal loss cannot be fully understood by either candidate for president.  Neither of them have experienced such pain.

If your Son’s sacrifice is not to be in vain, Genuinely Understanding American Exceptionalism and Enlightenment Governing Theory is desperately needed by your audience. But as you made clear, it starts with reading the Document, and only then can anyone begin to comprehend your son’s sacrifice for our Freedom.

You have chosen a difficult quest…

I promote your efforts.

-Mike at makeaneffort


Slut-Shaming Trump…

Melania-Trump

Fine… it’s time to deal with this.

On the heels of yet more shots of Melania Trump resurfacing (they weren’t exactly hidden), combined with the fact this issue has come up in a recent comment as something ‘mean’ a Ted Cruz PAC did to The Donald in Utah, it is clear there needs to be some Drunken Monkey perspective.

So here it is:

First the Basics…

  1.  All Men Love Beautiful Women.  (The Heterosexual ones may not admit this to their significant other, but it’s true.  And, the only thing better for Heterosexual Males than a Beautiful Woman is more than one Beautiful Woman.  It’s why VHS won out in the 80’s.  But that’s another story.)
  2. All Beautiful Women love Beautiful Women.  (There is the Heterosexual Female Proximity Variable (HFPV) which must be factored into this rule, but the White House, Mar-A-Lago and Trump Tower are far enough away from most Beautiful Women who Love Beautiful Women as to not pose a threat to those Beautiful Women’s immediate fiefdom.)
  3. All Non-Heterosexual Humans Love Beautiful Women… but not necessarily for the same reasons.

With the above rules in mind, the only people who find Smoking Hot Melania Photos offensive (genuinely offensive… ie. they’re offended deep, deep, down while being honest with themselves and not simply ‘being careful’ around those who provide them things they want like sex and food) do not belong to any of the three mentioned groups.

Those few remaining Individuals not belonging to a group mentioned above made their minds up to vote for Hillary… in the 90’s.

I know…  I know…

Theoretically there is a group of individuals who profess that such behavior offends their religious beliefs.

A couple of things on that.

If Smoking Hot pics of Melania offend your religious beliefs, than I personally cannot imagine the world of perpetual offense you must reside in by subjecting yourself to politics in any form.  In the Hierarchy of Offending how does Stunningly Beautiful Pictures of a woman who could be First Lady of the United States (And Admired by three aforementioned very large groups around the World) rank against Up-Arming Mexican Drug Cartels at Taxpayer Expense, Destroying the Greatest Healthcare System on the Planet or Leaving an American Ambassador to Die in Libya while He and his Associates were Desperately Pleading for Help?  I could go on for a few thousand words, but I think you get the point.

Also, the above rules cross religious lines… maybe not vocally, but we’re talking behavior here.

In the end, as it was in Utah, these pictures will do nothing but give The Donald a further bump in the polls…  with a collective but probably very quiet thought of “Damn Dude, Nice Job!” because we like sex and food.

(It’s worth noting the person in charge of the Utah PAC “Make America Awesome” did not belong to the three above outlined groups which is why the Melania Billboard Idea made it out of the conference room.)

Melania 2016!

(Seriously, Where is my Bumper Sticker?)


[VIDEO] Dinesh D’Souza Unveils Hillary Clinton Video Ahead of DNC Speech

What’s to add?

pundit from another planet

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The clip coincides with the launch of a new website where D’Souza answers critics who claim his movie distorts facts. ‘Detractors and several film reviewers have been challenging many of its claims’. Example claim: ‘Democrats had backed slavery and the Ku Klux Klan decades ago’.  This is in dispute, really? (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

5 percent of critics gave ‘Hillary’s America’ a positive review, compared to a favorable review from 82 percentof the audience.

“‘Evita’s foundation funneled money given to the poor into her own bank accounts,’ D’Souza says in the clip. ‘Certainly, the Clintons wouldn’t steal from the poorest of the poor?’”

Hollywood Reporter: Hours before Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic nomination for president, Dinesh D’Souza has releasedscene from his documentary film Hillary’s America that compares the former secretary of state to Eva Peron, the Argentine politician famously accused of money laundering in…

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What Spies Do…

(She got away with it.  She is above the law.  She expects to run the country.)

(Update: The Question is finally being asked…)

(Update 082015:  This post was from March…  Why does it take six months (Now 20 months) to address the Large Points?)

There is a large point being missed with regard to the latest revelation of a U.S. Secretary of State creating, and using exclusively, an outside conduit of communication to their reports, and associates, within the Department of State.

Transparency.

When committing Espionage a Spy must find a way to communicate information without appearing to do so. This is not difficult to understand.

Hollywood might have you believe Spies find interesting little pieces of information and covertly send that information to the interested party of choice. But that’s the movies.  And, small amounts of information have lesser value than Huge Amounts of Information.  Seems self-evident.

If you want to be “The Most Transparent Administration, and State Department, in History!”, one way to achieve that is to give full access to…

(Well, when We The People hear that phrase repeated ad nauseam, we think the Administration is speaking to Us. It’s entirely possible the Administration was speaking to someone completely different. If that is the case, it would clear up the confusion We The People have when it comes to the supposed ‘Transparency’ of this current Administration.  It also begs the question ‘Who Else may have created their own “home-made” ISP upon which to communicate?’)

… other countries.

What better way to do the above than to create an entirely separate network that can easily be tapped into?

In other words, Creating a Method of Communication outside of Federally Protected Channels may extend well beyond the desire to avoid the Damned Prying Eyes of the ‘Stupid’ American Public’s FIOA requests.

It would certainly make it convenient for a Foreign Power to access and monitor all communications within that channel… without the Damned Prying Eyes of those tasked with protecting the Secrets and Security of the United States.

While those who created such a network would obviously deny such intent…

That question must be explored.

When it Looks like Espionage, Walks like Espionage and Talks like Espionage… it might just be Espionage.

Maybe the NSA can take a break from Spying on Us and re-task some folks to find out Who else was attached to Eric Hoteham’s ISP.   Any thoughts Mr. Pagliano or are you sticking with taking the fifth?

(Originally Posted 030415)


The DNC might want to put some Valtrex in the Gift Basket…

It doesn’t look like The Bern is going to go away.

But that’s what you get when you cheat.


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