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Who Knew?

Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something.

Today Hillary Clinton taught me, in her words, “It is left to Government Employees to determine what is government related and what is personal”.

I did not know that.

I expect this will also be news to Edward Snowden and Miss Manning… among others… but I digress.

So this afternoon, we were educated in how the Federal Government handles classified and government related e-mail correspondence.

They leave it to the Employee to decide.

While I must admit it is rare, if ever, I find a Government Policy to make things more efficient… I have to concede, this would be one.

Brilliant in its simplicity, this policy may be the first to genuinely streamline what would otherwise be considered crushing levels of redundant bureaucracy.

We also learned this afternoon that this policy extends to Cyber Security as well.

Again, I have to admit that much of the Cyber stuff is way over my head, like Firmware hacking such as Greyfish or various other Cyber Espionage and Cyber Warfare spyware.

But clearly… the State Department has made sure that all of their employees are capable of safeguarding their own, personally installed in their home, Servers. I can’t even imagine the hours of instruction and levels of knowledge one would have to individually possess in order to create such system. Good thing it’s Mrs. Clinton and not one of us Stupid people doing this type of complicated IT work.

So there you have it. There is nothing to see here… and besides, other people have done it so it’s okay anyway.

What?

Other Government Employees have not installed their own personal servers at their homes to handle all of their official, and some unoffical, e-mail correspondence?

Well… then… it’s a vast right-wing conspiracy just like when all those Republicans accused Bill Clinton of having sex with that one girl when he didn’t.

What?

He did? Well… everyone else was doing it too. And besides, it was just very, very, very heavy petting… which it not sex.  Nope.  Not sex.

Huh?

The whole thing was actually about sexual harassment, law Clinton himself championed, and there were over 20 women who had come forward regarding his errant sexual behavior, some even accusing him of rape? And then he lied about it under oath and lost his law license?!

Whatever!  Shut up!  Haliburton!  Bush Lied!  Dick Cheney!

I apologize, for that. My wife talks to me over my shoulder when I tap.

Finally, what we learned today is it’s nobodies business what’s on your personal, totally secure, server at your home.

The NSA learned something from Mrs. Clinton today as well…

She’s very Smart.  And Honest.  We’d be Lucky to have her as President.


The Dog Whistles of the Democrat Party

The most insidious form of Hatred is the kind that thrives just below the surface. It festers just under the skin, while those it infects look us straight in the eye and direct the accusatory finger of indictment at all but themselves. It clearly permeates the entire elitist class that panders for your vote every two years. It is sadly alive and well…

… in The Party of Slavery… the party of Bull Conner… the Party behind the hoses, the beatings and the once accepted old south morality of overt discrimination condemning fellow human beings to the back of the bus or often Far, Far, worse. The party of Tyrannical Oppression.  In the Democrat Party, where it has been hiding like a lesser Demon for over a hundred years.

It strikes me in the most horrible way that we are witnessing modern Democrats exhibiting their deep seeded Racism by Criticizing a man whose accomplishments are nothing less than amazing.  Barack Obama worked tirelessly for decades in the Illinois State Senate.  A truly amazing man who earned a Nobel Peace Prize.  The very man who has made Health Care Affordable for All!  A single, principled man who persevered the trials of arguably the most Racist Country on planet Earth now has to face those whom he trusted showing their true colors as the rancid bigots from a time best left far behind us.

I’m not just talking about Democrats such as Mark Begich in Alaska or Alison Grimes in Kentucky…

I’m not speaking about Senate Majority Leader, Democrat, Harry Reid being fascinated that a Black man can be “Clean” and “Articulate”…

Or even the betrayal of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CIA Director Leon Panetta severely criticizing the President just weeks after they have left his inner circle of trust…

I’m talking about all of those Democrats who now see a Great Man as nothing more than an object whose intrinsic value is determined only by how he might forward their selfish aims.  A Man whose Achievements, I remind you, those very politicians supported with full voice for Years.  Years!

However, Now that this man is no longer needed, he is cast out like a tool they used to only further their sick, greedy self-interests.  The Democrats in question cannot even bear to profess they once voted for this Great Man.  When his usefulness is through, they abandon him.  But hasn’t that been hundreds of years of history?  He is being treated as something… something… slightly less than Human.

One does not need a Dog Whistle… as this betrayal can have only one Evil Root… only one Sad Motivation.

One does not need signs above the water fountain.

One does not need Code Words…

…to see the soft Hatred Harbored in these Liberal Hearts.

No.

It is without question because…

Barack Obama is Black.

And these Democrats are saying it loudly and clearly.

Or rather… refusing to say it at all.

 


Bias? What Bias?

There is no such thing as Media Bias.
There is no such thing as Media Bias.
There is no such thing as Media Bias.

Reporter: Editor Buried Story on Hillary Defending Child Rapist Because ‘It Might Have an Impact’

Liberals… DO NOT READ THE ARTICLE FOUND AT THE ABOVE LINK… just continue rocking back and forth repeating…

There is no such thing as Media Bias.
There is no such thing as Media Bias.
There is no such thing as Media Bias.

We have more Kool Aid for you.


Why is Benghazi Different?

What is it about Benghazi that elevates it above all other scandals perpetuated by the current Administration?

Nancy Pelosi is desperately attempting to cast the upcoming Benghazi hearing as “partisan and unfair”.

Yep.

Washington is designed to be partisan… and that’s good.

Nothing is Fair… and that’s reality.

But the question remains, what’s different about the Murder of a Diplomat and 4 security personnel that move’s Benghazi ahead of Up-Arming Mexican Drug Cartels with taxpayer money or using the IRS as a Weapon to destroy those with whom you disagree?

The answer is simple, yet unspoken.

The Administration, in its efforts to make sure President Obama would be re-elected, left a State Department employee and 4 Intelligence Service Employees to Die.

In other words, The Administration and Liberal Party Loyalists have pissed off the entire Foreign Service Community.

The Foreign Service Community is not Party specific. In fact, it is my experience that a majority of those who serve overtly, and covertly, in that community consider themselves “liberal” in the non-classic way.

Thus, Benghazi is significant and ultimately immune from the inane demagoguery of Progressives like Pelosi because the idea the Government, under any Administration, would leave men behind undermines the very foundation of what keeps our brave intelligence community serving our interests.

It’s one thing for an agent to voluntarily take an assignment knowing they could be “on their own”… it’s something vastly different to be abandoned in the field.

Benghazi illustrates the Cavalier attitude Liberals have when it comes to Individual lives versus the “Big Picture” of their Socialist goals.  It is a disease demonstrated by Marxists throughout history.  The Ends Justify the Means.  And the End is Democratic Socialism.

The Re-election of a Progressive President outweighed the lives of our Foreign Intelligence Service.

The lies fabricated to cover up the fact that the Men and Women in Benghazi had been under repeated, and organized, attack prior to the September 11th assault only demonstrated the lengths Democratic Socialists will go to secure and retain power.  Truth and Life will not get in their way.  Ever.

The power to tell others what to do will always attract the worst among us.

That fact is what molded our system of Government as it is outlined in the Constitution of the United States.

That fact is what drives The Democratic Party to Demean, Dismantle and Destroy the Constitution of the United States.

That fact led to the deaths of our personnel in Benghazi.

“We” left them to Die.

“We” knew it from the moment it happened.

“We” watched Leftists Politicians cover it up.

And, Our Clandestine Services are Understandably Angry.

Neither Pelosi, Reid, Hillary or Lame Duck Presidents will be allowed to distract from the fact we stood by and watched men die.  The makers and keepers of secrets, who risk their lives everyday in doing so, will not allow it.  Someone will pay.

That’s why Benghazi is Different.


The Next Golda Meir?

From Eleanor Roosevelt to Golda?

Why does Mrs. Clinton always channel her inner Someone Else?  Because She must.

Aside from being a Devout Socialist, Hillary shares nothing with the other two… as much as she would like to think she does.

Hillary has no concept of the hardships both of the Other Women endured.  She has not had to face the trials, tribulations and overall difficulties the others experienced provided by their relationships and geopolitical periods in history.

Could it be that she is convincing herself she has… and is?

It seems to me Hillary has measured herself and found herself wanting.

She appears to realize what She “is” is simply not enough.  (Or may be it depends on what the meaning of “is” is…)

This would explain the references to Eleanor, the appearance of Golda and the Carny persona when in front of a crowd.

She desperately wants to rub off even a bit of the stature of these Icons for her own use.  But that’s never how it works.  You earn stature… you don’t steal it.  She’s not the first to try.

Years of Observation have demonstrated, The Clintons have never been good at being themselves… because being themselves requires a level of honesty absent of the couple.

Directly stated, Hillary is an Empty Pantsuit in comparison to the other Women.

The only question We have left to ask is:

Are We Ready for More of the Same?

 

 


Too Rich…

…not to POST!

This is a MUST READ given the latest Salvo launched at the Eeeviiil  Koch Brothers.

Divorce Beltway Style

Column: The Democratic breakup that exposes Washington’s rotten core

Tony and Heather Podesta
Tony, Heather Podesta / AP

BY: Matthew Continetti
April 11, 2014 5:00 am

“I see lobbying,” Tony Podesta has said, “as getting information in the hands of people who are making decisions so they can make more informed decisions.” Last week the information Tony Podesta was giving was the divorce complaint he had filed in D.C. Court against his wife Heather. The hands receiving that information belonged to a gossip columnist for the Washington Post, who made the “informed decision” to report on it. Later in the day Heather, who is also a lobbyist, informed the Post the text of her counter-suit. It published a follow-up.

The documents, which you can read below, did not become available to the rest of us until yesterday. They tell stories not only of a May-December romance gone sour, but of how obscene wealth can be amassed through rent-seeking and influence-peddling in Washington D.C., and of the hoary means by which the princelings of the capital and their consorts maintain and grow that wealth. They tell stories not only of an ugly divorce, but of the power of lobbying, of how one family maneuvered to the center of the nation’s dominant political party, of the transactional relationships, gargantuan self-regard, and empty posturing that insulates, asbestos-like, the D.C. bubble.

That the broken couple now uses the tools of their trade—the phone-call to a friend, the selective leaking of documents, the hiring of attorneys, the launch of a public-relations campaign—against one another is more than ironic. It is fitting. Tony and Heather Podesta reached the pinnacle of wealth and influence in Barack Obama’s Washington. Now they, like he, are in eclipse.

The stories begin in the fall of 2001. She was in her early thirties, working at a trade association, and on the rebound. Her second marriage had just ended. A friend, Dorothy Robyn, a Democratic policy wonk, suggested she meet Tony Podesta. Tony was decades older than she, and had been married once before, but he was young at heart. He took her to the opera for their first date. On the way, the story goes, they stopped by one of his homes to pick up a car. She noticed his art collection. “I don’t know why it is,” Tony said, “but I have artworks where the women have no heads.” The next day she sent him a note. It was signed, “Woman with a head.”

The woman with a head was Heather Miller, and soon she and Tony were in love. They moved in together. When they married, in April of 2003, Tony was 59, and Heather was 33. Nancy Pelosi witnessed their vows, as did Patrick Leahy, and Ed Markey, and Bill Richardson, and countless other Democratic bigwigs. According to the Post, which has chronicled the ups and downs of the Podestas’ relationships and careers, the noted D.C. chefs and restaurateurs Roberto Donna and Kaz Okuchi “personally cooked for the guests.” This was no ordinary wedding.

And Tony Podesta was no ordinary man. A longtime Democratic aide, a counselor to Teddy Kennedy, Tony had been one of the capital’s most powerful lobbyists for some time. As his lawyers would later put it, “‘Podesta’ was a widely recognized and well-respected name in the lobbying industry at the time of the marriage.” The lobbying firm he had established in 1987 was powerfully connected. His younger brother, John, was President Clinton’s chief of staff. Tony Podesta owned art and wine and real estate in Italy, in Australia, in northern Virginia, and in D.C. He was a major Democratic donor, a force to be reckoned with, and a cut-up, a character who wore loud neckties and red Prada shoes. “The Pope wears Prada,” he is known to say, “and so do I.”

Heather changed her name—something she had not done in her previous marriages—to Heather Miller Podesta. She emulated her spouse, developing, in the words of the Post, “a penchant for flamboyantly patterned dresses.” She joined the company, began lobbying. She picked up Tony’s art habit, and together they amassed a collection of more than 1,300 pieces. She set to work, renovating their six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathroom home in Northwest D.C. off of Massachusetts Avenue, overlooking the Rock Creek Parkway.

She wanted, her lawyers would say later, “to create a uniquely beautiful architectural space for the dual purposes of having a wonderful home in which to live and promote their shared interests, both professional and personal.” The renovation took three years and cost millions of dollars. The “marital residence,” where they promoted their shared interests in holding parties and fundraisers for Democratic politicians, and housed immense wine and art collections, is estimated to be worth some $5.6 million. Concerned about income inequality? The Podestas are the One Percent.

They would visit their apartment in Venice, Italy, up to a dozen times a year, hosting Janet Napolitano, entertaining passersby such as Reps. Shelley Berkley and Eliot Engel, “even,” the Post once breathlessly intoned, “Teddy Kennedy.” They’d open their homes to tours, so people could enjoy the art, could witness the spectacle of their wealth. One story they liked to tell took place in 2004, when the guests at their northern Virginia home, near Lake Barcroft, walked into a bedroom festooned with the works of Katy Grannan, “a photographer known for documentary-style pictures of naked teenagers in their parents’ suburban homes.” The guests were shocked. But oh, how Tony and Heather laughed.

In 2007 Podesta Matoon became the Podesta Group. Heather formed Heather Podesta + Partners, establishing two prongs of the Podesta family empire. The third prong was the Center for American Progress, founded in 2003 by John Podesta, who would oversee President Obama’s transition team in 2009, and join the Obama administration as a senior adviser in 2014. The Podestas had become the most important non-elected family in the Democratic Party.

In 2009, with the inauguration of Obama and the dawn of unified Democratic control of Washington, business boomed. Revenues at Tony’s firm close to doubled, and revenues at Heather’s firm increased by 50 percent. The money has continued to roll in. The Podesta Group had some $13 million in lobbying income in 2013, sporting clients such as Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, U.S. Airways, Walmart, and the National Biodiesel Board. Heather Podesta + Partners made some $4 million, lobbying on behalf of health companies, the American Beverage Association, Brookfield Power, DeVry University, and others. A portion of that money was recycled, contributing to Democratic campaigns, opening up avenues of influence: Tony gave some $45,500 in 2013, all to Democrats; Heather some $95,798 to Democrats, Democratic committees, and liberal groups.

As government expands, extending its reach to every aspect of business, every sector of the economy, private citizens and corporations require sherpas to lead them through the mountains of regulations and tax provisions, to discover exemptions and special favors and other forms of relief or favoritism to improve the bottom line. And who better to act as sherpas than the relatives of the Democrats who impose the regulations and tax provisions in the first place, who better than the lively proprietors of a family business operating in the luxurious and morally uncomplicated world of the caste of limousine liberals who dominate politics, culture, news, and finance.

Corporations give to Democratic politicians, avoiding the scrutiny of liberal attack dogs in the media and nonprofit sectors, and enjoying the ego boost that comes with being on the “right side of history.” Then those corporations hire the Podestas to get them out of the Rube Goldberg traps the Democrats have enacted into law. John’s innovation was to establish a corporate-funded think tank where the burdensome policies would be concocted, and whose staff would go on to man the regulatory agencies that put their wool-headed ideas into practice. And to whom do the corporations turn when they find themselves on the receiving end of all this uplift, all this do-goodery, all this progress, hope, and change? Why, to the man in the red Prada loafers, and to his flamboyantly patterned wife.

It was in 2009 that the Washington Post dubbed Heather Podesta the “It Girl in a new generation of young, highly connected, built-for-the-Obama-era lobbyists.” The appellation was bestowed in a lengthy and fawning “Style” profile, which acted as a sort of advertisement for her lobbying firm. Heather Podesta lamented in the piece that the onrush of business, the peals from health insurance and green energy companies looking for special treatment under the new Democratic dispensation, had interfered with her and her husband’s international travel. Whereas they used to visit Venice up to a dozen times annually, Podesta said, “Now we only maybe get there six times a year.” The poor dears.

The next year, Washington gadfly Tammy Haddad reported on Heather’s fortieth birthday for Politico. “Attending a Tony Podesta party is a pretty good way to start a new year,” Haddad wrote, “but a party to celebrate his wife Heather’s 40th birthday at their new showcase home is a great way to start a new decade.” It was downhill from there. Like Elvis, with whom she shares a birthday, Heather Podesta, Haddad said, had “become a rock star in the Washington power scene as a top lobbyist.” There were red-velvet cupcakes. An Elvis impersonator gyrated for guests. Democratic Congressman John Larson and “Terry Lierman, chief of staff to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, took a tour of the provocative and sometimes whimsical artwork with Jane Oates, John O’Leary, Conrad Cafritz, and Hilary Rosen.” Also there was Jonathan Silver, “the Energy Department’s new money man,” who gave the American taxpayer Solyndra, and who coordinated strategy with John Podesta’s Center for American Progress.

Those winsome days have passed, however. The couple separated a month before Obama’s reelection. Their marriage’s denouement, as related in their divorce filings, is like a retelling of The War of the Roses. He says that in March 2013, months after they had separated, she asked for money to “purchase a multi-million dollar residence for herself,” and he agreed to pay half of the down payment. What he did not know at the time was that she was seeing another man. She says he’s prevented her from accessing the database that keeps track of the art collection. He says she changed the locks on the Venetian flat. She says he’s trying to get rid of the art before the court divides it between them. He says she forced the “cancelation of a scheduled exhibition at the Australian embassy.” She wants the Kalorama house, half the art, and “an equitable division of the parties’ other marital property, including the value of each party’s lobbying firm, retirement accounts, securities, business assets, tangible personal property, including jewelry, wine collection, and all other marital property.” He just wants to be rid of her.

If Heather Podesta has a flaw in the eyes of Washington it is that she is entirely too honest about the mechanics of lobbying. When she launched her independent company in 2007 it was with the slogan, “We know people.” Dianne Feinstein once canceled a fundraiser organized by the Podestas, the Post reported years ago, after she got wind that the invitation read as follows: “The prix fixe includes the Select Committee on Intelligence for the first course followed by your choice of Appropriations, Judiciary, or Rules Committees.”

Heather Podesta’s court filing is just as direct. “As a married couple who both lobbied,” it reads, “they strategically cultivated their public image, and worked to build the ‘Heather and Tony Podesta’ brand for the success of their shared enterprise.” Now that shared enterprise is no more, the Heather and Tony Podesta brand is damaged, and all the years of strategic cultivation is in danger of coming undone. This “married couple who both lobbied” is sundered, revealing a political culture of pettiness and greed, and reminding us that there are few things as revolting, intellectually, morally, and ethically, as the “Washington power scene.”

Link to Full Article AND Actual Divorce Filing…. Here.


“Republicans Suck Slightly Less Than Democrats”

Oddly Enough I agree with Politico’s VandeHei.

Which is why the TEA Party exists.

The win in Florida amounted to retaining a House of Representatives seat for Republicans.  This is not just bad news for Democrats… it’s bad news for the Establishment Republicans as well.  It’s worth noting that the Libertarian Candidate, Will Overby, garnered over 6% of the vote with an investment of $31K.  (For those of you still supporting Obama Care, that’s not very much money to spend when running for office.)  It’s also worth noting that the Republican in this race, David Jolly, was not what most of us would consider… well… worth voting for.

So there you go.

There is panic being felt in Leftist circles Nationwide.  Their Perfect Progressive candidate lost.  And, let’s take a look at That for a moment.

Their Candidate was Alex Sink.

She’s a Smart Stupid Person.  She’s articulate.  She’s well-known.  She’s attractive… and She’s a Girl.

Uh oh.

Sound like anyone we know?  (Ok… not so much the attractive part.  But arguably articulate when not screaming through her nose or doing Amos and Andy impressions.)

That fact, which is NOT being talked about, is the real issue here.

Alex Sink is a Clone of Hillary Clinton…

And She Lost.


Fabricating a War on Women?

In the latest salvo a story has been introduced to the narrative that implies someone cares about Hillary’s age

While this story should be moved past with no notice, it seems to me to be another building block in the “She’s a Girl! And You’re Sexist!” Theme Hillary will have to run on.  Considering her poor record as Secretary of State and Senator of a State she never before lived in, what else does she have?

We mentioned last week the “Breaking News” regarding Tom Sizemore’s claim of Bill Clinton’s infidelity.

While Everything coming out of Sizemore smells of poppies, the claim was like shouting “The Sun’s coming up!  The Sun’s coming up!”.  The fact such a claim was not unbelievable allowed the story to find legs in certain entertainment circles read and watched by the very 18-34 Single Mothers Hillary needs to show up in 2016.  Because this constituency finds their information on various Entertainment Websites like the Wonder Wall and Radar Online, in addition to Top 40 radio stations, TMZ, VH1 and assorted Late Night Comedy Shows it stands to reason this is where these stories will repeatedly appear.

Having watched the Clintons with interest for years, it remains my opinion the Bill Clinton affair story was the kick-off of what will be a continuous dribble of propaganda attempting to perpetuate a War on Women narrative with the implication Hillary is its most Visible Victim.

So back to Hillary’s age…

Why is it important?

It’s important because of what it is Not.

It’s Not a discussion of Hillary’s Progressive Ideological Foundation.

It’s Not a discussion regarding her only disagreement with Saul Alinsky was his belief that the Socialist Revolution couldn’t be fomented from the inside.

It’s Not a discussion about her associations with the SDS.

It’s Not a discussion about her belief in Socialized Medicine whether it’s incarnation is Obama Care or Hillary Care as she promoted it in the 90’s.

It’s Not a discussion regarding Hillary securing a Senate Seat in a State she had never lived only because she polled well there.

It’s Not a discussion of her role in fabricating a story about a video and how it led to the Death of Ambassador Chris Stephens and those who tried to help him.

It’s Not a discussion of why we, the U.S., left the above men to die without any assistance being sent their direction.

It’s Not a discussion of what the standing of the United States world-wide was like prior to her being Secretary of State and what it is like now.

What it IS?

It IS the advance team preparing the field for the repeated application of the Gender Card… since there’s no Race Card to play this time.  It IS an attempt to get those women who consider themselves Victims to identify with her.  It IS an attempt to persuade women, and plaid footy pajama wearing men, to see her as something she is not while chanting “Isn’t it time for a Female President?”.  (Not just any Female of course… just Hillary.)

It IS Symbolism over Substance.

And why not?  It seems to pass for Reason in the modern mind.

We’ll see how it goes.  Seriously… we’ll see it in the media.  Unless you’re a Misogynist.  Then you’re just denying your woman hating ways… Jerk.


I’ve had this all wrong…

I had convinced myself that the Leftist Media launched against Christie because he’s mean to them and they’d only been waiting for the opportunity to present itself. I also thought the Leftist Political Klass has been quietly disappointed that Christie is being roasted too early as he has yet to be made the Republican Nominee by Liberals crossing over in East Coast Open Primaries and voting for him the same way McCain was foisted upon us.

Whoops.

I have changed my mind.

It is clear to me that the fear of Christie is real and shared by a majority on the Left. I believe the Socialists really think Christie could beat Hillary. And the Left is worried.

Let me put it this way, in case any of you missed it, Hillary is a girl.  And that fact, although she has yet to produce a birth certificate, is going to be unspoken Issue #1 on her Campaign Platform.

Along the same lines, Chris Christie is Fat.  I know… it’s hard to tell, but he is.  And that fact will be unspoken issue #1 on his Campaign Barge.

Now, when your playing a game of victim cards whose do you think is higher?

The Girl Card?

Or,

The Fat Card?

In other words,  Do you think more people will identify with the victim status of being a Girl?  Or, do you think more people, wait… American’s, will identify with the Fat Guy?  Look at it this way, Girls make up 52% of the global population (a number of whom currently do not vote in U.S. Elections) and only a very small percentage of those feel like being a Girl makes them a victim of society.  While Fat American’s make up 88% of the population and every single one of them believe they are victimized on a daily basis by the other 12%.

Ask yourself this… if your greatest achievement is to have been born female, would you want to run against the Fat Guy?

Yeah, me neither.

I only wish being a Drunk made me a Victim.  I could be El Rey del Mundo!


Disgusting

Democrats refuse to hear testimony from parents of those Slain in Benghazi.

Not only did they refuse… they got up and walked out.

I guess a child’s life is not worth being compassionate enough to politely listen to their parents.

May be it’s because the children of those parents were serving their country…