The Real Email Scandal

Update: The typical Republican/conservative and leftwing Hillary-hater reaction to Hillary’s press conference today? Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts. Also, I destroyed tons of e-mails. Yup, that’s the reaction. But we have news for them. Hillary just played them with Clinton “rope-a-dope”.

The news we have for those that believe Hillary’s press conference was a “trainwreck” is “you’ve just been fu*ked and you don’t even know it.”

Why do we say this? Because we have seen it before. Remember Hillary’s billing records? That was the “scandal” that would destroy her. Add your favorite anti-Hillary moment here. Remember Hillary was destroyed never to be seen again in 2008? What happened?

At today’s press conference Hillary fu*ked then disemboweled her inquisitors. Remember all those questions about Hillary’s server being insecure and the pearl clutching over that? Hillary said it was built around hubby Bill’s electronic communications system safeguarded by Secret Service or what4ever. Result: security issue gone. Why was the system set up? “Convenience” she said, and it was permissible from the State Department viewpoint. “Personal emails?” Everyone understands the privacy issue and it resonates more emotionally with the American public than the evidence gathering rationales of investigators than Hillary/Bill detractors understand. Bill and Hillary know how to communicate and where the priority is when making an argument against an attack. [Hint: the political will always trump the legal.]

For every question Hillary had an answer. The search is now on to disprove everything she said. Bill only emailed twice in his life, she really had multiple devices, etc. etc. It won’t matter. The battle is over. At some point Hillary will permit some sort of inspection of the server when no one cares anymore and after her negotiation starting point expressed today of no inspection is long past useful.

Today Hillary anally abused her interrogators. Hillary also reset the landscape and put herself in the role of victim fighting off an irrational clown posse that wants to go through her daughter’s panty drawer and peek into her yoga emails, mother’s funeral emails, little girl’s wedding emails. Strategically, Hillary has them right where she wants them and the funny part is, once again they think they won.

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The earth-shattering game-changeringly stupendouseracious megalopolousaist Hilleryist emailgate scandal is still all the rage as the left will (as we predicted um, so very long ago) do what it has to do to 2008erize Hillary and the right side of the political spectrum as is usual goes overboard with escalated speculation. Hey!, we love this “scandal” because it proves us right and might just wake up Hillary to what we wrote in January 2013:

It’s easy for dullards to see Hillary, Bill, and Barack as one corrupt whole. But that is shadowbox analysis and you do not win boxing shadows. For Republicans to win, or Obama opponents to win it is imperative to see beyond the shadows and tackle the shadow making machinery and players.

What do we mean by all this? We mean that most Republicans, conservatives, and otherwise sane Obama opponents assume Hillary Clinton will be the next nominee of the Obama Dimocrat party and that Barack Obama will do everything to get Hillary the nomination because (a) he owes his reelection to Bill Clinton’s oratorical skills and Hillary Clinton’s silence; (b) some sort of deal was worked out with Bill to secure Hillary the nomination and the presidency. This is all wrong.

Barack Obama and his minions will do everything in their power to destroy Hillary Clinton and make sure she does not get the nomination in 2016 let alone the presidency.

There is no way that the crazed Obama left is going to go back to the hated paradigm of clinton-bush-clinton-bush interrupted by Obama for clinton-bush years. The crazed left minions might think they love Hillary Clinton now, but wait until their overlords decide they will oppose Hillary and the minions will fall back into the Hillary hate line.

Ol’ “Serpenthead” Carville has woken up to what we wrote so long ago. Carville now accepts that the Left will attack Hillary and not have her pillows fluffed:



This is very good. Hillary better wake up. Big Media is not about to help Hillary in any way let alone in the overwhelming way Big Media helped Obama – by ignoring scandals and attacking anyone that noted the scandals. The Big Media that never looked for and has forgotten all those missing Obama records is not going to help Hillary.

Anyone remember those Obama legislative records that would speak to Obama’s relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko? Did state legislator Obama get calls from freezing tenants trapped in Rezko’s tenements that Obama helped Rezko purchase? We never found out because Big Media ignored the Obama scandals and anyone who raised questions was a “racist”.

We’re all for openness and think present day public officials need to be forced to comply with the law. That applies to Hillary. That applies to Menendez. But the law, openness and forced transparency should apply to all fairly.

We are all for openness and all those goody-goody concepts. But goody goody concepts when applied coercively are corrosive to law. Consider that crook Senator Bob Menendez of crooked state New Jersey. Recall the indictment of the late Senator Ted Stevens in the middle of his re-election campaign in 2008. His conviction was set aside after a judge found the prosecution had withheld ‘significant’ exculpatory evidence.”:

The timing of the Menendez charges is also politically suspicious. The Senate Democrat is a leading critic of Mr. Obama’s foreign policy on Russia, Cuba and Iran. Mr. Obama recently accused critics of his Iran diplomacy of bowing to their political donors—that is, to Jewish Americans. According to the New York Times, Mr. Menendez rose at a private meeting of Democratic Senators to tell the President he was personally offended by those remarks. The negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are coming to a head this month, and it doesn’t hurt the President if a prominent critic is operating under an ethical cloud.

All of which is to say that it’s important to look closely at the evidence and charges in this case and test them before a jury. This Justice Department deserves to be treated with as much doubt as any New Jersey politician.

Is Menendez a crook? As with any politician our immediate response is “Yup! Hang the bastard from the lampposts to teach the whole lot of them that here the people rule and their days of being the ruling class lording it over all of us, exempt to the laws they write for us to obey, apply to them too.” But then we look at the timing of this indictment and we fully understand that Menendez is a crook about to be punished by bigger and more lethal crooks. So we pause. Put down the rope. Wave it at the prosecutors instead.

Will Hillary learn? Will we be listened to? Old time Hillary Hater pretend friend Gail Sheehy is whoring for Warren. Joe Biden is all ginned up to run in more ways than one. Martin O’Malley is tuning up attacks on Hillary’s licenses for illegal immigrants position. Drumbeats for Michelle Obama have begun. Will Hillary learn?

Yeah, we love this squirrel because it might wake Hillary up. But while the squirrel is center stage the real email scandal remains in the shadows backstage. Mark Levin thinks he sees the real email scandal:

“This is an Obama scandal,” Levin said of the firestorm over Clinton’s use of a private e-mail. Levin cited former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an email under the the pseudonym “Richard Windsor” and former Deputy EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe’s use of private email during his time at the EPA, and Justice Department stonewalling of public records requests.

Levin continued, “This is an Obama scandal, Hillary, yes, no question. But it is an Obama administration scandal, it is happening in department after department and agency after agency, and the entire purpose is to prevent us, the American people, from finding out what’s going on in our own government.

Levin’s flashlight is lighting up the wrong dark corners. There is a real email scandal that is being lost to the detriment of the nation.

Several years ago we wrote that it was impossible to deny that, like a thieving clerk whose “mistakes” fall in the same direction – which is to short change customers, Barack Obama always makes decisions that benefit Muslim terrorists over American security and power. Victor Hanson makes the same observation today. For us this is the real email scandal the nation confronts:

How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise

The White House portrait of a crumbling terror group is contradicted by documents seized in the bin Laden raid.

In the early-morning hours of May 2, 2011, a small team of American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the high white walls of a mysterious compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The team’s mission, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, had two primary objectives: capture or kill Osama bin Laden and gather as much intelligence as possible about the al Qaeda leader and his network. A bullet to bin Laden’s head accomplished the first; the quick work of the Sensitive Site Exploitation team accomplished the second.

It was quite a haul: 10 hard drives, nearly 100 thumb drives and a dozen cellphones. There were DVDs, audio and video tapes, data cards, reams of handwritten materials, newspapers and magazines. At a Pentagon briefing days after the raid, a senior military intelligence official described it as “the single largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever.”

The United States had gotten its hands on al Qaeda’s playbook—its recent history, its current operations, its future plans. An interagency team led by the Central Intelligence Agency got the first look at the cache. They performed a hasty scrub—a “triage”—on a small sliver of the document collection, looking for actionable intelligence. According to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the team produced more than 400 separate reports based on information in the documents.



Massive stores of intelligence captured! Proof of the value of the seized materials in 400 separate reports produced by the C.I.A.! So what happened then? What was done with the treasure trove of emails and documents captured from the dark Hell of Bin Laden’s lair?:

But it is what happened next that is truly stunning: nothing. The analysis of the materials—the “document exploitation,” in the parlance of intelligence professionals—came to an abrupt stop. According to five senior U.S. intelligence officials, the documents sat largely untouched for months—perhaps as long as a year.

Well, not exactly “nothing” was done:

The White House provided 17 handpicked documents to the Combatting Terror Center at the West Point military academy, where a team of analysts reached the conclusion the Obama administration wanted. Bin Laden, they found, had been isolated and relatively powerless, a sad and lonely man sitting atop a crumbling terror network.

It was 2012. Six months before the election. Treasure trove be damned. Obama withheld valuable national security emails, documents, analysis, in order to be reelected. A Muslim mole agent could not have done more harm to American security than Obama wreaked:

It was a reassuring portrayal. It was also wrong. And those responsible for winning the war—as opposed to an election—couldn’t afford to engage in such dangerous self-delusion.

The leadership down at Central Command wanted to know what were we learning from these documents,” says Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, according to the transcript of an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier for a coming Fox News Reporting special. “We were still facing a growing al Qaeda threat. And it was not just Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq. But we saw it growing in Yemen. We clearly saw it growing still in East Africa.” The threat “wasn’t going away,” he adds, “and we wanted to know: What can we learn from these documents?

After a pitched bureaucratic battle, a small team of analysts from the Defense Intelligence Agency and Centcom was given time-limited, read-only access to the documents. The DIA team began producing analyses reflecting what they were seeing in the documents.

At precisely the time Mr. Obama was campaigning on the imminent death of al Qaeda, those with access to the bin Laden documents were seeing, in bin Laden’s own words, that the opposite was true. Says Lt. Gen. Flynn: “By that time, they probably had grown by about—I’d say close to doubling by that time. And we knew that.”

This wasn’t what the Obama White House wanted to hear. So the administration cut off DIA access to the documents and instructed DIA officials to stop producing analyses based on them.

Like the Rezko documents, like his entire history, Obama disappeared these national security documents. National security was sacrificed to reelect Obama. The real email scandal:

Even this limited glimpse into the broader set of documents revealed the problems with the administration’s claims about al Qaeda. Bin Laden had clear control of al Qaeda and was intimately involved in day-to-day management. More important, given the dramatic growth of the terror threat in the years since, the documents showed that bin Laden had expansion plans. Lt. Gen. Flynn says bin Laden was giving direction to “members of the wider al Qaeda leadership team, if you will, that went all the way to places like West Africa where we see a problem today with Boko Haram and [al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb], all the way back into the things that were going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Bin Laden advised them on everything from specific operations in Europe to the types of crops his minions should plant in East Africa.

To date, the public has seen only two dozen of the 1.5 million documents captured in Abbottabad. “It’s a thimble-full,” says Derek Harvey, a senior intelligence official who helped lead the DIA analysis of the bin Laden collection.

You want a national security scandal? You want documents? You want to know how to stop this?:



There is a real email scandal. It’s the hidden Osama bin Laden emails. Barack Obama hid and hides bin Laden’s communications and we still have not heard Big Media demand Obama explain why the emails and documents have been hidden.

Bob Menendez, after years of questions, find himself about to be indicted. He spoke out against Iran in the same way Hillary did when she threatened to “obliterate” Iran. Menendez will be lynched, not for his corruptions, but to save Iran. Hillary will be obliterated to save Iran.

In the bin Laden email/documents treasure trove the link between Iran and Al Quaeda and ISIS is exposed. The documents will remain hidden from the American public. Iranian Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama smile – their email scanal is safe.

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133 thoughts on “The Real Email Scandal

  1. I mean this only in the nicest way:

    I hope Carville cuts off the head of MSNBC and shits down their neck.

    Great post admin.

  2. Congratulations to James.

    He made short work of that hatchet job interview.

    The country does not give a damned about ANY of those questions Andrea asked.

    They are speculative, leading, and totally irrelevant.

    They are the kind of questions Andrea never asked Obama, when she needed to.

    They do not speak for the country, or for the journalist profession.

    We do not trust them to represent us.

    They are just cheap shots.

    But James had better know where they are coming from–Obama.

  3. …also, wouldn’t it be interesting that because Hillary is being forced to turn over all her emails…if lo and behold, to find that her Benghazi emails, during the attack, are filled with questions like:

    “Where the f is O?” “what is O going to do?” “why isn’t O sending in help?” “Does anyone know where O is?” “wake him up, he needs to give the order to save our ambassador”

    you know…stuff like that…

  4. Of course, Menendez says he’ll prevail. That remains to be seen. Holder’s targeting of Menendez will serve as a warning shot to others. Admin, thank you again for always being on top of things, of knowing where where the real threats lie. Damn! To see the Dims and MSM always lining up with Barack, not giving a damn about the safety and wellbeing of America and Americans is unconscionable. It is freakin’ unfathomable.

    I don’t give a shit what Menendez has done – unless he has committed treason or something beyond what all the rest of the pols have done – if he has a damn Defense Fund, I’m donating every penny I can. He may be a snake in the grass, but he’s a snake with more concern and courage than any other Dim has expressed.

  5. S
    March 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm
    …also, wouldn’t it be interesting that because Hillary is being forced to turn over all her emails…if lo and behold, to find that her Benghazi emails, during the attack, are filled with questions like:

    “Where the f is O?” “what is O going to do?” “why isn’t O sending in help?” “Does anyone know where O is?” “wake him up, he needs to give the order to save our ambassador”

    you know…stuff like that
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    I would expect something very similar to that to be found in these emails – especially something about blaming the damned protest …
    video as reason for the attacks.

    But, the obvious concern, with the emails being given to Baracks State Dept., is how likely are emails that expose Obama to ever see the light of day. And it’s for damn sure that media won’t be demanding their release for public review – unless they think the messages can be manipulated to damage Hillary in some way.

  6. I would expect something very similar to that to be found in these emails – especially something about blaming the damned protest …
    video as reason for the attacks.

    But, the obvious concern, with the emails being given to Baracks State Dept., is how likely are emails that expose Obama to ever see the light of day. And it’s for damn sure that media won’t be demanding their release for public review – unless they think the messages can be manipulated to damage Hillary in some way.
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    Oh, the bad stuff about Obama will get out. That much you can be certain of.

    On a different note, I like this president of NBC Debra Turness who they now say is on the way out to be replaced by a little ittty bittie organ grinders monkey who will do exactly what say. What did she do? She spoke the truth. She said NBC news has been asleep for 15 years, which cause mutts like Tom Brokaw, Steve Capus and Jeff Zucker to take violent offense. Nothing hurts worse than the truth for those fucking low lifes who are a disgrace to the idea of journalism. Those three represent EVERYTHING that is wrong with big media in general and NBC in particular. Debra nailed it. And those mutts cannot handle the truth.

    Big media is unraveling.

    (Note: how the “NBC folks” can refer to themselves as “talent” is beyond my comprehension. It takes no talent to do what they do. That isn’t even a euphemism—it is a lie.

  7. Just came to the new thread reading admins glorious post and I am tickled PINK that Carville is laughing at Andrea Whateverhernameis…laughing in her face on TV at how ridiculous this whole emailGate is.

    Keep laughing Carville!!!

    These people are superNitwits.

  8. Yeah, we love this squirrel because it might wake Hillary up. But while the squirrel is center stage the real email scandal remains in the shadows backstage. Mark Levin thinks he sees the real email scandal:

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    These are the emails that Hillary needs to expose, pronto!

    All the emails she has with:

    – Obama
    – Joe the drunk
    – Nasty
    – Kicked by an ugly stick, Reid

    That will shut up the Kooks and MSM.

  9. The history of the latter half of the twentieth century was a struggle between communism and democracy—Korea, Viet Nam, Cuba, Viet Nam, etc. While that battle was being waged externally, the hard left undermined the foundation of this nation from withing. Ultimately they completed its march through the institutions—big media, the universities, etc. But their crowning achievement was placing one of their own—Obama in the oval office, where he could destroy this nation. Everything he has done, with the full support of big media, has had one single purpose: the destruction of this nation. And the American People haven’t a clue.

  10. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/Iranian-View-of-Israel/387085/

    Mohammad Khatami, the former president of Iran: “If we abide by real legal laws, we should mobilize the whole Islamic world for a sharp confrontation with the Zionist regime … if we abide by the Koran, all of us should mobilize to kill.” (2000)

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region.” (2001)

    Hassan Nasrallah, a leader of Hezbollah: “If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” (2002)

    Nasrallah: “Israel is our enemy. This is an aggressive, illegal, and illegitimate entity, which has no future in our land. Its destiny is manifested in our motto: ‘Death to Israel.’” (2005)

    Yahya Rahim Safavi, the former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps: “With God’s help the time has come for the Zionist regime’s death sentence.” (2008)

    Mohammad Hassan Rahimian, Khamenei’s representative to the Moustazafan Foundation: “We have manufactured missiles that allow us, when necessary to replace [sic] Israel in its entirety with a big holocaust.” (2010)

    Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of the Basij paramilitary force: “We recommend them [the Zionists] to pack their furniture and return to their countries. And if they insist on staying, they should know that a time while arrive when they will not even have time to pack their suitcases.” (2011)

    Khamenei: “The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor and it will be removed.” (2012)

    Ahmad Alamolhoda, a member of the Assembly of Experts: “The destruction of Israel is the idea of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is one of the pillars of the Iranian Islamic regime. We cannot claim that we have no intention of going to war with Israel.” (2013)

    Nasrallah: “The elimination of Israel is not only a Palestinian interest. It is the interest of the entire Muslim world and the entire Arab world.” (2013)

    Hojateleslam Alireza Panahian, the advisor to Office of the Supreme Leader in Universities: “The day will come when the Islamic people in the region will destroy Israel and save the world from this Zionist base.” (2013)

    Hojatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guard: “The Zionist regime will soon be destroyed, and this generation will be witness to its destruction.” (2013)

    Khamenei: “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated.” (2014)

    Hossein Salami, the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guard: “We will chase you [Israelis] house to house and will take revenge for every drop of blood of our martyrs in Palestine, and this is the beginning point of Islamic nations awakening for your defeat.” (2014)

    Salami: “Today we are aware of how the Zionist regime is slowly being erased from the world, and indeed, soon, there will be no such thing as the Zionist regime on Planet Earth.” (2014)

    Hossein Sheikholeslam, the secretary-general of the Committee for Support for the Palestinian Intifada: “The issue of Israel’s destruction is important, no matter the method. We will obviously implement the strategy of the Imam Khomeini and the Leader [Khamenei] on the issue of destroying the Zionists. The region will not be quiet so long as Israel exists in it …” (2014)

    Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guard: “The Revolutionary Guards will fight to the end of the Zionist regime … We will not rest easy until this epitome of vice is totally deleted from the region’s geopolitics.” (2015)

  11. In the bin Laden email/documents treasure trove the link between Iran and Al Quaeda and ISIS is exposed. The documents will remain hidden from the American public. Iranian Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama smile – their email scandal is safe.

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    Absolutely Admin!

  12. S
    Thank for posting this:

    (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged emails during her time as secretary of state, the White House said on Monday, confirming the president was aware that his potential successor used a private email address for government work.

    ———One off my list at 10:02

  13. S
    March 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm

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    I just had a flash of a memory after all this Benghazi stuff came down.

    The Big Dawg called in his attornys from his WhiteHouse days, and wanted them to look at one or some of Hillary’s emails. Something about wanting to find out if she was in some sort of legal danger.

    Hmmm, could they have been her private emails with Obama???

  14. Tony, Hillary is making copies of her emails that she is giving to them. They are on her server or in her computer.

  15. A perfect example of this was the Somolia operation against Muslim militant. A US helicopter got shot down in the capital city of Mogudish, a rescue crew was sent in and suddenly 99 Americans were surrounded by 1000 Muslim extremists. A combined force of Navy Seals and Army Rangers waged a fierce battle, and eventually rescued them. The New York Times described it as a defeat, moaned about the casualies, and we withdrew. Military planners now call this the Mogudigu effect—no stomach for casualities. This kind of reporting by the New York Times encouraged al Qaeda to attack the United States on 9/11. Likewise, the New York Times portrayed the pivotal Marine victory against the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam as a defeat and called for withdrawal. Likewise, the New York Times portrayed Fidel as a friend of the United States as a believer in democracy, and not a Marxist. Likewise the New York Times falsely portrayed the casualities of a fight between two South African villages as the work of the white government—as I was told by a South African Police officer who was there–they tried to get him to pose for a picture beside the bodies, and when he refused they got another policeman to do it, and the very next day that picture appeared on the front page of the newspaper with a headline blaming the government.

    The consistent theme in all of this–everything that the New York Times reports is their relentless anti American narrative. And that narrative always determines what they report and what they censor. As a result, the American people never get to hear the truth. And those are the same people who are now attacking Hillary.

  16. I am where Sir James (Carvalle) is right now. You do not owe big media responsive answers to their disingenuous questions. You should just talk over them. I might even go so far as to advocate giving them the Biden treatment, laughing at everything they say, even at the risk of being labelled the fool on the hill. By hook or by crook, big media needs to be disenfranchised. They can no longer be allowed to determine the national debate. And while the stupid fucking RINO may be enjoying their attacks on Hillary at the moment, all they need to do is reflect on past experience to realize that eventually those same disingenuous attacks will be directed at them. After giving the country over to a communist—Obama, we can no longer trust these people to do the right thing, and tell the truth.

  17. I read this post last night. Amazing how many dots it connects. Brilliant.
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    Awoke to a TV firestorm this AM. NBC Tracey Potts delivered indignant one-sided report on NYC morning show.
    Firestorm erupts over GOP letter challenging Obama’s power to approve Iran nuclear deal
    A political firestorm erupted late Monday after an open letter from Republican senators to Iran’s leaders challenged President Obama’s ability to strike a permanent nuclear deal with Tehran.
    Vice President Joe Biden strongly denounced the letter in a statement saying the missive “offends me as a matter of principle” and was “beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”
    “In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them,” Biden said in his statement.
    The letter signed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and 46 of his colleagues warned Tehran that any nuclear deal needs congressional approval in order to last beyond President Obama’s term and pointed out that without that step, all Iran would be left with is a “mere executive agreement” between President Obama and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei….
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/10/biden-blasts-gop-letter-to-iran-on-nuclear-deal-approval-saying-it-offends-me/

    Needless to say it has wiped that Sigma Alpha Epsilon ‘lynching repurposed for the Age of Obama’ … right off “the map”

  18. Another bump in Obama’s road?
    Group Protests University’s Abortion Coverage Ban/ 3/9/15.
    SCRANTON — The University of Scranton recently made changes to the health care it provides to employees and it’s causing some controversy.
    The university plans to stop coverage on all abortions.
    On Courthouse Square, only a few blocks from the University of Scranton campus, people from Planned Parenthood and a group called Concerned Clergy for Choice gathered to protest the university’s decision to eliminate abortion coverage for employees.
    … the university is self-insured …
    http://wnep.com/2015/03/09/group-protests-universitys-abortion-coverage-ban/

    Frankly, I’ve no idea if the University is within its rights. Even tho Obamacare is long ago passed, I still don’t ‘get’ it.

  19. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-war-of-obamas-making/article/2561269

    There’s a war going on between the executive and legislative branches in which Obama has shown contempt for Congress’ constitutional powers, and now, in response, Congress is showing contempt for the president’s constitutional powers. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s what Obama has wrought.

    The latest development is an open letter to Iranian leaders written by GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and signed by 46 other Senate Republicans. Released Monday morning, the letter reminds Iran that Obama is negotiating with them on his own, without the formal approval or support of Congress. Obama is not pursuing a treaty, which would have to be agreed to by the Senate, or a joint executive-congressional agreement, which would also require Congress’ approval.

    “We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei,” the Republican senators write. “The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

    Just in case there’s any confusion, the Republicans remind Iran that the next U.S. president will be inaugurated in January 2017, about 22 months from now, while at least some of the GOP senators who signed the letter will remain in office for many years to come.

    The Cotton letter comes on the heels of House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress in what amounted to an extended attack on Obama’s Iran negotiations.

    It should go without saying that the reason Republicans are doing these things is because they are deeply concerned about a possible Iran deal. But another reason they’re acting is because they can. On Iran and before that on immigration, healthcare, and other matters, Obama has pushed his executive authority beyond its proper limits, on the flimsy pretense that he is entitled to act unilaterally if Congress does not pass bills he wants. Could anyone fail to anticipate that in response Congress would stretch its own authority, too?

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest quickly condemned the Cotton letter, calling it “a partisan strategy to undermine the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy.” Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., undoubtedly speaking for others in her party, called the letter “bizarre” and “a desperate ploy to scuttle a comprehensive agreement and the chance for a peaceful resolution.”

    Remember what preceded the Republicans’ action. A number of senators, led by Republican Sen. Bob Corker, have been working on legislation to require congressional approval for any Iran deal. “The legislation is a response to the administration’s intention not to seek approval or review from Congress for the agreement with Iran, despite a long history of Congress playing a role in international agreements, which has provided added legitimacy and longevity to many of these accords,” notes one GOP aide.

    The White House response to Corker’s initiative was swift. “If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said a National Security Council spokeswoman.

    Now, the president’s supporters interpret Cotton’s letter as the latest in a long line of Republican outrages directed against Obama. “It’s safe to say that no president in modern times has had his legitimacy questioned by the opposition party as much as Barack Obama,” says the liberal writer Paul Waldman. “But as his term in office enters its final phase, Republicans are embarking on an entirely new enterprise: They have decided that as long as he holds the office of the presidency, it’s no longer necessary to respect the office itself.”

    Actually, things are much simpler than that. Time after time, Obama has told Congress to go to hell. Now Congress is telling Obama to go to hell.
    It’s an entirely predictable development.

    Of course, it is still a bad thing. It is not good to invite a foreign leader to address Congress in a campaign against the U.S. president. It is not good to undermine the president’s authority to conduct foreign policy. But it’s not a good thing to undermine Congress’ authority to make laws, either. And to threaten even more undermining in the future, as Obama has done.

    It’s too bad for Obama that he couldn’t persuade Congress to do everything he wanted. That did not give him the right to encroach on Congress’s constitutional authority.

    Now Congress is pushing back. It’s a shame it’s come to this, but that’s the way things work.

    Hardly a shame. Congressional action has long been overdue. If anything congress is to compliant. BTW, add judicial branch to the war on the executive.

  20. “It’s safe to say that no president in modern times has had his legitimacy questioned by the opposition party as much as Barack Obama,” says the liberal writer Paul Waldman. “But as his term in office enters its final phase, Republicans are embarking on an entirely new enterprise: They have decided that as long as he holds the office of the presidency, it’s no longer necessary to respect the office itself.”
    ——
    Oh . . . I get it:

    If you attack Chancellor Hitler, then you are attacking the Chancellory.

    No one has been has had his legitimacy questioned more often by the opposing party than Chancellor Hitler.

    And, of course, it is unpatriotic for you to attack the Chancellory.

    This transparent crap is the kind of crap you would expect to hear from that pervert Gerry Seib at WSJ.

    As a matter of fact, it is about the same.

    If Obama attacks the institutions of government it is okay.

    But if congress attacks Obama, then it is attacking the institutions of government and it is not okay.

    Pure unadulterated bull shit.

  21. Obama’s allies.
    ———–

    Boehner & McConnell’s Playbook Incentivized Barack Obama’s Liberal Push
    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | March 10th, 2015 at 04:30 AM | 17

    Dan Pfeiffer was one of the President’s early advisors. He has departed the White House and conducted an exit interview with New York magazine.

    On the leftward tilt of the Obama Administration, Pfeiffer actually echoes what many conservatives from Rush Limbaugh to myself have been saying. Essentially, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)67% incentivized it. Now, Pfeiffer blames the GOP obstruction, but there’s more to it than that. As Pfeiffer candidly notes

    “I’ve always believed that the fundamental, driving strategic ethos of the Republican House leadership has been, What do we do to get through the next caucus or conference without getting yelled at? We should never assume they have a long game. We used to spend a lot of time thinking that maybe Boehner is saying this to get himself some more room. And it’s like, no, that’s not actually the case. Usually he’s just saying it because he just said it or it’s the easiest thing to solve his immediate problem.”

    Republicans in Washington spend an inordinate amount of time planting stories in the press heralding themselves as strategic geniuses.

    But time and again they get outmaneuvered by both conservatives and Democrats. The GOP Leadership in Washington is playing at perhaps the the worst strategy since Tiberius Sempronius Longus attacked Hannibal in the Battle of the Trebia.

    And it is the worst strategy because it is really just tactics. McConnell and Boehner live to fight another day. So they do not stand on principle. They do not fully engage. They get trapped repeatedly in mistakes everyone else sees coming. They simply have no vision.

    In essence, as Dan Pfeiffer said, the Republican leaders “have no long game.” Instead of setting out to win, they set out to not get beaten too badly. That is not leadership. That is cowardice premised on a lack of ideas. Boehner and McConnell have no ideas, no principles, and no clue how the hell to combat Barack Obama.

    Instead, they now spend their time lining up clever ways to give congressional approval to Barack Obama’s liberal advance by plotting their retreat before Obama even makes a move.

    It is time for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)HERITAGE ACTIONSCORECARDSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican Average63%SEE FULL SCORECARD67% to be replaced. It is time to advance on offense instead of staying on defense.

  22. Pact or a Treaty??? 🙄

    The deeper constitutional issue involves the insistence by President Barack Obama that the House and Senate have no business floating sanctions bills that might upset the administration’s negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The truth is that there’s nothing remotely unusual going on. Congress has pressured presidents to change their approaches to foreign policy for as long as the country has existed. This sort of interplay among the branches is exactly what the Framers expected.

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-05/meddling-in-iran-talks-is-congress-s-job

  23. It now appears that Obama has been lying to the court about the nature and extent of his amnesty action and whether or not he has complied with the injunction to halt implementation. Therefore, Judge Hanen is holding a special hearing with Obama’s lawyers on this subject, and refusing to decide the stay until that issue is fully reviewed. This will also give pause to the Fifth Circuit. Right now the cowardly John Roberts is crapping in his drawers. A justice official who asked not to be named said this decision is being reviewed—to determine what the fuck do we do now to implement Obama’s illegal order and how much hot water are we already in?
    —————-
    Judge delays ruling on unblocking Obama immigration executive actions

    A federal judge signaled Monday that he has no plans to act soon on the Obama Administration’s request to stay an order blocking President Barack Obama’s latest round of executive actions on immigration.

    U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen said in an order issued Monday afternoon that he views as serious claims that federal government lawyers may have misled the court about the implementation of new immigration policies the president ordered in November.

    Last week, the Justice Department advised Hanen that the federal government issued new 3-year “deferred action” grants and work permits to 100,000 people between November 24 and when Hanen blocked the Obama moves on February 16.

    The group of 26 states whose lawsuit persuaded Hanen to block the Obama immigration actions recently filed a motion calling the federal disclosure “surprising” and asserting that Justice Department lawyers had assured the court that no action would be taken to implement Obama’s new policies until mid-February.

    Obama’s moves announced in November expanded eligibility for the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program and initiated a new program for illegal immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents. However, there was a third part to Obama’s new actions: he extended the “deferred action” period protecting certain immigrants from deportation from two years to three, and authorized the issuance of three-year work permits as well.

    Hanen, who sits in Brownsville, Texas, said Monday that he wants a more complete explanation of what happened.

    “Due to the seriousness of the matters discussed therein, the Court will not rule on any other pending motions until it is clear that these matters, if true, do not impact the pending matters or any rulings previously made by this Court,” Hanen wrote. He set a hearing on the matter for March 19 and ordered that Justice Department lawyers “be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters addressed in and circumstances surrounding” the notice the feds sent the judge last week.

    A Justice official who asked not to be named said Hanen’s ruling was being reviewed.

    Hanen’s decision appears to indicate that he won’t be meeting a deadline of sorts the Justice Department set last week, warning it could move to an appeals court to block Hanen’s original injunction if he didn’t act on a stay request by the close of business Monday.

    A few weeks ago, federal government lawyers set a similar timing target for Hanen, but did not move to the 5th Circuit after he failed to rule by that time.

  24. If I were on that appellate court, I will be god damned if I would touch the case before the trial judge made a determination that the record had not been tainted by lies on material issues by the government attorneys.

  25. foxyladi14
    March 10, 2015 at 10:27 am
    —–
    Imagine what would have happened if they had NOT sent the letter, and then tried to vote down the accord once it was a fait acompli. Imagine the political fall out. Imagine how long it would have taken for Mitch the Bitch to fall through his ass–like he always does. How interesting that the author of the letter was an Iraq combat vet, who knows what Iran is doing, as opposed to idiots like Sherman, Power and their detached deranged ilk. This way, the opposition will come as no surprise, and this letter will serve as a pre emptive strike. Will it queer the deal? I doubt it. This deal is exactly what the mullahs want. And it is what this nation should not want because it legitimizes a terrorist regime, and isolates Israel. As the Wall Street Journal noted today it has the potential to be the biggest diplomatic blunder of this century. As you can see from the above link, Pat Caddell concurs.

  26. Wow! The Repub contingent is growing a spine. I guess it actually was possible for Obama to push them too far. They deserve credit for attempting to reign in this out of control president.

  27. It struck me this morning that maybe–just maybe–we—or at least I–am misjudging the elites.

    It could be that we assume that when they say do things, and do dumb things, that they are serious.

    Could it possibly be that they are not serious at all, when they pretend to be running nbc or the fed?

    Could it be that they are just joking?

    Could it be that this is what they look like when they are serious?

    If so then I owe them an apology.

    If so then it all begins to make sense.

    If so then what we really have is a country run by the three stooges.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/icebucketchallenge-comes-to-msnbc-as-andrea-mitchell-gets-soaked/

  28. foxyladi14
    March 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    —————–

    The Justice Department lawyers apparently have foot-in-mouth disease.

  29. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/235073-left-turns-on-hillary

    Left turns on Hillary

    Prominent liberals are criticizing Hillary Clinton for using a personal email account on a private server to conduct work while Secretary of State.

    Lawmakers, pundits and even Saturday Night Live have skewered Clinton’s alleged secrecy and efforts at damage control.

    Clinton allies have defended the former secretary of State, but she has stayed largely silent. Last week, in a late-night tweet, she said she had asked the State Department to make her emails public.

    But questions remain over the level of the White House’s knowledge of Clinton’s use of a personal account and whether emails have been lost from the public record.

    Those concerns have many on the left sounding critical notes about the Democrats’ likely 2016 standard-bearer.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — “What I would like is for her to come forward, and say just what the situation is because she is the preeminent political figure right now,” Feinstein said Sunday, March 9 on NBC’s “Meet the Press. “She is the leading candidate whether it be Republican or Democrat to be the next president and I think that she needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is.”

    Chris Matthews — “I’m just asking, do you think it’s OK for a public servant at the level of secretary of State to carry on correspondence — official correspondence — but keep it to themselves, if they choose to,” the MSNBC “Hardball” host asked on his March 4 show. “Because that’s the option she has now, since it’s all her account.”

    David Axelrod — “And it would be good to get out there and answer these questions. Why did she use a separate email? How did she secure that email? Was there another email for which she communicated with people?” the former top Obama strategist asked on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on March 4. “By not answering these questions, they’re allowing the story to fester in ways that are unhelpful and so, you know, lack of speed kills in this case.”

    Jon Stewart — “The Daily Show” host suggested on March 4 the controversy wouldn’t change voters’ views, but also delivered a jab, saying that “future President Hillary Clinton may have to pardon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

    “Saturday Night Live” – Comedian Kate McKinnon portrayed Hillary in a sketch March 7, depicting her as obsessed with becoming president.

    “Recently it was revealed that while I was secretary of State I did not use a government email. I used a personal one, leading many to believe I was hiding scandalous or incriminating emails,” said McKinnon in the skit. “And to those people I’d like to say, ‘Nice try!’ Those emails are clean as a whistle. This is not how Hillary Clinton goes down!”

    Lawrence O’Donnell — “This email system was set up obviously to defy the Freedom of Information Act,” said the MSNBC host on “Morning Joe” on March 6.

    Mika Brzezinski — “This wasn’t honest,” said Brzezinski, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on her program March 6 about Clinton’s handling of the private emails.

    Eugene Robinson — “Hillary Clinton will have many questions to answer. I just don’t understand the how or the why of this whole thing,” said The Washington Post columnist in an online chat on March 3.

    Dana Milbank — “It is a needless, self-inflicted wound, and it stems from the same flaws that have caused Clinton trouble in the past — terminal caution and its cousin, obsessive secrecy,” the Post columnist wrote on March 6.

    Bill Press — “This email situation is the latest scandal for the Clintons, but I can tell you this…… It won’t be the last,” the radio host and columnist for The Hill tweeted on March 6.

    Juan Williams — “Well, I must say first of all, Hillary Clinton seems to me to be very entitled and privileged and she broke the rules,” said Williams, a columnist for The Hill, on “Fox News Sunday” March 8. “So, I don’t think there are any questions. As to whether or not she broke the law, that’s not clear.”

    David Corn — “I was told by a Clinton advocate working for her that everything was preserved by the State Department. It turns out it wasn’t, they lied — stuff that went to people outside the State Department were not preserved,” the journalist for Mother Jones told Chris Matthews on MSNBC on March 8.

    Robert Gibbs — “I think this is another one of those things the Clinton campaign, such as it is, is going to have to explain,” the former Obama press secretary said March 3 on NBC’s “Today.”

    Hilary Rosen ­— “What you don’t have is a proactive message about the direction she’s going to take the country,” the Democratic strategist and Clinton supporter told the Wall Street Journal March 5 about Hillary’s difficulties responding without a campaign in place.

    Zephyr Teachout — The former New York gubernatorial candidate on March 5 called for Clinton to hold a press conference. “I don’t think a tweet is a press conference. I think, honestly, all elected and appointed and executive branch officials make mistakes. I’m not going to slam her on this if it’s a genuine mistake, but I think we have the right to know more about it,” she said.

  30. Rosen’s comments are the only one that is accurate and isn’t backstabbing.
    Quite frankly, I agree.

  31. unless Hillary falls on her knees…she is going to be damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t…

    nothing is going to satisfy ‘the beast’

    this is meant to make her smaller…

  32. What’s then next Hillary scandal to pop up?

    There really doesn’t need to have any truth to it nor does it need to have any real meaning.

    I guess on days that Barry isn’t on vacation or off to the golf course, he has time to think up Chicago kind of dirt on Hillary.

    He is just waiting for something to tarnish her popularity and so he feeds the head of the GOP snake and the MSM with whatever his basement boyz come up with.

    As long as he keeps Hillary on defense, he can use it as cover for all the real damage his magic pen is creating.

  33. Shadowfax…you nailed it…

    this is about always keeping Hillary on the defense

    ie…she just spoke at the UN…no one heard one word she said…everyone is waiting for her to fall on her sword…

    it is about marginalizing her…and shrinking her power

  34. S
    March 10, 2015 at 2:12 pm
    unless Hillary falls on her knees…she is going to be damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t…

    nothing is going to satisfy ‘the beast’

    this is meant to make her smaller…
    _________________

    It’s like 2008 never ends.

  35. freespirit
    March 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Wow! The Repub contingent is growing a spine. I guess it actually was possible for Obama to push them too far. They deserve credit for attempting to reign in this out of control president.

    ——
    One attempt does not a strong spine make.

    Don’t count your chickens yet Free. 😉

  36. I would not blame Hillary one bit if she told them all to go screw themselves and walk away from the whole thing and let them stew in their own hate and sink like stones in 2016.

  37. Now watch how the Kooks and rethugs will start a comspiracy on her private email messages…

    Hillary Clinton addressed her use of a private email system during her four years at the State Department during a news conference today in New York City, ending her days long silence on the issue.

    Clinton explained that she used a personal email address so that she didn’t have to carry around two phones or two devices.

    ‘I saw it as a matter of convenience, it was allowed, others had done it,’ she said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

    Clinton insisted that she had turned over all of her work-related emails to the State Department – which constituted about half of her inbox – and suggested that she deleted messages that were strictly personal in nature so that they did not become public.

    She later made it sound as her personal communications remain on a private server that she shares with husband Bill, however, and told reporters that she would not give the government access to her personal property.

    ‘I have no doubt that we’ve done exactly what we should have done,’ she said of her actions.

    The Obama administration official further contended that once the State Department releases her communications, it will become obvious to the public that they now have ‘unprecedented’ access to the communications of a top-ranking U.S. official.Hillary Clinton addressed her use of a private email system during her four years at the State Department during a news conference today in New York City, ending her days long silence on the issue.

    Clinton explained that she used a personal email address so that she didn’t have to carry around two phones or two devices.

    ‘I saw it as a matter of convenience, it was allowed, others had done it,’ she said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

    Clinton insisted that she had turned over all of her work-related emails to the State Department – which constituted about half of her inbox – and suggested that she deleted messages that were strictly personal in nature so that they did not become public.

    She later made it sound as her personal communications remain on a private server that she shares with husband Bill, however, and told reporters that she would not give the government access to her personal property.

    ‘I have no doubt that we’ve done exactly what we should have done,’ she said of her actions.

    The Obama administration official further contended that once the State Department releases her communications, it will become obvious to the public that they now have ‘unprecedented’ access to the communications of a top-ranking U.S. official.

    Looking back, it would have simply been better,’ she said, to have used a State Department email, ‘but at the time this just didn’t seem like an issue.’

    Repeating the State Department’s previous claims, Clinton said the ‘vast majority’ of her government emails went to colleagues ‘so they have already been captured.’

    And when the State came calling, asking for a full record of her correspondence, Clinton said, ‘I responded right away, and provided all my emails’ that could ‘possibly be work-related.’

    In completing that process, Clinton said she found that she had sent and received more than 60,000 emails as secretary of state, half of which were work-related, and half of which were personal.

    ‘At the end, I chose not to keep my private, personal emails, emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements’ or other mundane activities like Yoga appointments, she told reporters.

    ‘I had no reason to save them, but that was my decision.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2988099/Hillary-Clinton-finally-address-email-controversy-today-reports-say-DAYS-silence.html

  38. Everyone deletes emails……especially personal ones.

    I mean, if i kept every bit of shit in my inbox then i would be there forever……

    They want to batter her but i bet you if you check any of these senators, congressmen, and others, they all do the same, every damn last one of them.

  39. I agree, Moon. As much as I would love to see her president, it would serve the Dims right if she pulled the hell out, and let them see just how far One Drop or Joe would do in the GE.

  40. Or Meechelle, whose experience consists of kicking sick people out of their hospital beds and making school kids eat crappy lunches. They might as well run Oil Can Harry.

  41. what galls me is…just like Bill was Prez…they want to pry into their private life…they want her…and Bill’s server so they can look into everything in their life…and pick up where they left off years ago…no one else has been subjected to this strong arming treatment

    those were the days when naively Bill and Hill allowed a special prosecutor…

    not this time…a big fat NO

    who else would be asked to do this? absolutely not…

    lately I have heard people in the House and Senate say they do not even use email…why? McCain doesn’t use it, Lindsey Graham does not use it…so how do they communicate on govt matters…where are their records?
    …and also, Congress is allowed to use private accounts let’s go look at all their private and gov email accounts…

    so let’s have everyone running for President that is in govt provide all their emails, personal and on all servers

    …Hillary needs to keep her dignity…the hell with them and their fishing expeditions…this reminds me of the time that she as First Lady was subjected to special prosecutors and endless humiliating investigations…

    she needs to draw her line and stick to it…period…let everyone else…the pundits and news cycles spin their wheels with this story…

    i think regular people are already sick of hearing about it when there is so much else going on

    She better have nerves of steel because all the “gotcha” snakes are coming out with fangs…

  42. for the legal or tech minds here…

    I have another question…the pushback now is people saying that she still should have a third party look at the server…

    first of all…with the NSA spying on everyone, they have probably already looked at it…

    but, my question is, Hillary said this is the same server that was set up for Bill…so how does having a third party (and who picks who that third party is and guarantee their privacy will be protected?)

    how does having a third party look at the server not violate Bill’s right to privacy??

    How can the Congress subpoena the server when it is, in effect, the server set up for Bill…and then Hillary shared it? What are Bill’s right to privacy here?

  43. S
    March 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    …if Hillary drops out, the Dims can kiss alot…and I mean alot…of votes goodby…

    ——-

    I’m with you S, if Hillary drops out, I will never vote for a Dem again. NEVER!!!!! I would rather vote for the wackadoodle two headed dentist or anyone else.

  44. Jeeze, I feel like Hillary is being stoned to death again, and we still have 2 more years of this shit, and things will get worse.

  45. S

    I have another question…the pushback now is people saying that she still should have a third party look at the server…

    —–
    Look at the server for what reason? To encrypt your emails? Too late, the encryption codes are already broken by the NSA.

    If they had a way to look at the private emails on her server, unless the server is something like Google gmail, etc…then the NSA would already have all of her emails.

    Emails are a two way street. If there were ‘bad’ emails out there that were criminal, the person at the other end would already have the email conversation.

    This is a fishing expedition…a distraction and a hope to intimidate and knock her out of running.

  46. How can the Congress subpoena the server
    ——–

    My hope is that to subpoena a citizen’s server there would have to be proof of criminal action.

    Congress doesn’t have the coconuts to stop amnesty for illegals…just try and get the Clinton’s personal emails and all Hell will break loose. That would mean every American citizen has no right to privacy.

  47. did Hillary breath in the last few hours?

    Did she blink her eyes? if so, how many times?

    political pundits will agree it is time to put her under observation…

    just in case…she blinked more than the average person

    …btw…again…most of the govt officials have two accounts, private and personal…if they want to see hers, let’s look at all of them…

    Hillary hang tuff on this one…

    why must she always be the one to be singled out for every breath she takes…

  48. See the squirrel for what it really is……Nothing of any interest is kept and no-one sends email that carries importance, its all done with secure messaging that gets deleted upon received.

    Its funny, its like that mission impossible thing…this message will self destruct in 5 seconds……thats exactly how they operate…….

    The republicans are a laugh as you see here, none of them use anything that can trace all their dirty deeds back to them.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/lindsey-graham-email-senate-115923.html#ixzz3TzDfYwyR

  49. Newsweek lays it out…Hillary did nothing wrong…..

    http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-emailgate-312784

    “Agencies that allow employees to send and receive official electronic mail messages using a system not operated by the agency must ensure that federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency recordkeeping system.”

    Catch the problem? The regulation itself, through its opening words, “specifically designates that employees of certain agencies are allowed to use non-federal email systems.” And one of those agencies just happened to be…drumroll please.… The State Department. In other words, not only was the use of a personal email account not a violation of the rules, it was specifically allowed by the rules.

    That’s why, after many, many paragraphs of huffing and puffing about how terrible it is that Clinton used a personal email account, the Times article goes on to mention that Secretary of State Colin Powell did the same thing. And, just a tidbit—so did every other Secretary of State up until the current one, John Kerry. Why? Because the rules changed in 2014, after Clinton left office, and now it’s required to use a federal system. If Kerry used a personal account, he would be violating a regulation. Clinton did not.

    ………………..

    There you go.

  50. Sometimes, you have to step back and let the circus pass by. Now is one of those times. This is an astroturfed controversy. I refuse to get emotionally involved in it. The very people who covered up for Obama are demanding answers to a non existent controversy. I cannot take them seriously. With the world falling apart they have conjured up this issue, hoping that we will not realize the world is falling apart, thanks to traitors like them. I think these people would be much happier in Cuba. They can take the liar in chief with them.

    I was watching another clip on the SEALS. It tells a very accurate story and they even mention the delay in getting the shoot to kill order for the three Somolian Pirates, and we know the inside story on that one—Obama froze up. But then they go on and talk about the killing of Bin Laden, and I nearly puked. They showed Obama, not on the golf course, where he usually is, when there is a crisis, unless he has gone to bed as he did with Benghazi. They showed him in the Oval office in the very black and white poses that Kennedy assumed during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In other words, the Obama portrait was 100% staged—and, like him, phony as a three dollar bill—or I should say phony as the American flag symbol he now wears on his lapel, but refused to do during the campaign. We know the inside story on this one two. Again, he froze. He and that subhuman Jarrett were trying to decide what if it failed—couldn’t they just leave him alone and do it. If it worked out he could give them the medal of honor in the Rose Garden. If it failed he could say I was not aware of it, I read about it in the newspaper the same time you did, and I will have Holder look into it to see whether there is a wiff of racial discrimination behind this failure–was it not in fact another example of trying to make him look bad because he is black. So with this four flusher at this point, there are very few surprises–except as noted earlier that the man big media hailed as the smartest president indeed the smartest man ever to set foot in the Oval office, has only a 124 IQ. But he is black so we will overlook that.

  51. moononpluto
    March 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm
    Newsweek lays it out…Hillary did nothing wrong…..
    ———
    They had to tie down Michael Ishikoff before the issued that conclusion. Put a pencil in his mouth and hope he does not bite off his tongue. He has a 20 year vendetta against the Clintons and used to work for Newsweek.

  52. Wbboei, I agree with your comments about letting this circus go by however it does bother me that it is always Hillary…and then Bill who are forced to go under the microscope while everyone else dances away…

    god only knows how much Hill and Bill “know” about everyone else…

    **************

    Shadow…I was watching Wolf Blitzer and he made a comment about ‘does this end it?’ and the former repub congressman Mike Rogers said that he thought the Congress would now subpeona Hill’s server and she would be forced to turn it over

    I agree with you…how could they get away with that? and who will be entrusted to protect any info and private info they would see

    and again what about Bill’s privacy if it is orginally his server

  53. foxyladi14
    March 10, 2015 at 11:37 am
    Iran did Not like the letter. 🙂

    http://politi.co/1BsABl1
    ——
    Obviously they did not.

    The moment Obama signed the security of this nation and Israel away and declared I have a letter here from Mr. Hitler and we now have peace in our time, they were poised to say it is a done deal.

    When Congress failed to ratify, they intended to call it a re-nedge.

    The civics lesson given them in the letter makes clear that Obama is not the final arbiter, but is instead an agent with limited authority, and now the choice is theirs—do they go back into a shell, or do they go back to the table with a legitimate negotiator who will not give the store away. Therefore, just because they could hoodwink Obama does not mean they will be able to get away with it.

    It is reasonable to assume that they are having some variation of that debate right now. They will decide to stay the course because it is so one sided and so favorable to them. They have a long term plan here, whereas Obama (and his fellow Republicans) do not. But you can rest assured Bibi does. The bad guys have made too much progress at the bargaining table with an incompetent administration to go back to square one. That much is obvious. Their challenge will be to keep the concessions they have won. But either way this agreement with Obama buys them two more years, to rope a dope that stupid ass, and to build the bomb.

    A real Frank Capra ending for the treasonous big media beloved messiah, who believes himself to be brilliant and everyone else to be stupid. So far, he has been wrong on the first part, but right on the second part.

  54. S

    Shadow…I was watching Wolf Blitzer and he made a comment about ‘does this end it?’ and the former repub congressman Mike Rogers said that he thought the Congress would now subpeona Hill’s server and she would be forced to turn it over

    ——-
    Most of the reporters that make comments like this have no idea of what they are talking about, especially when it comes to technology.

  55. wbboei
    March 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Sometimes, you have to step back and let the circus pass by. Now is one of those times. This is an astroturfed controversy. I refuse to get emotionally involved in it. The very people who covered up for Obama are demanding answers to a non existent controversy. I cannot take them seriously. With the world falling apart they have conjured up this issue, hoping that we will not realize the world is falling apart, thanks to traitors like them.

    ——–
    I agree, I just go nuts when I see Hillary has to go before the cameras at the UN to explain this squirrel.

  56. Update: The typical Republican/conservative and leftwing Hillary-hater reaction to Hillary’s press conference today? Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts. Also, I destroyed tons of e-mails. Yup, that’s the reaction. But we have news for them. Hillary just played them with Clinton “rope-a-dope”.

    The news we have for those that believe Hillary’s press conference was a “trainwreck” is “you’ve just been fu*ked and you don’t even know it.”

    Why do we say this? Because we have seen it before. Remember Hillary’s billing records? That was the “scandal” that would destroy her. Add your favorite anti-Hillary moment here. Remember Hillary was destroyed never to be seen again in 2008? What happened?

    At today’s press conference Hillary fu*ked then disemboweled her inquisitors. Remember all those questions about Hillary’s server being insecure and the pearl clutching over that? Hillary said it was built around hubby Bill’s electronic communications system safeguarded by Secret Service or what4ever. Result: security issue gone. Why was the system set up? “Convenience” she said, and it was permissible from the State Department viewpoint. “Personal emails?” Everyone understands the privacy issue and it resonates more emotionally with the American public than the evidence gathering rationales of investigators than Hillary/Bill detractors understand. Bill and Hillary know how to communicate and where the priority is when making an argument against an attack. [Hint: the political will always trump the legal.]

    For every question Hillary had an answer. The search is now on to disprove everything she said. Bill only emailed twice in his life, she really had multiple devices, etc. etc. It won’t matter. The battle is over. At some point Hillary will permit some sort of inspection of the server when no one cares anymore and after her negotiation starting point expressed today of no inspection is long past useful.

    Today Hillary anally abused her interrogators. Hillary also reset the landscape and put herself in the role of victim fighting off an irrational clown posse that wants to go through her daughter’s panty drawer and peek into her yoga emails, mother’s funeral emails, little girl’s wedding emails. Strategically, Hillary has them right where she wants them and the funny part is, once again they think they won.

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  57. Oh, BTW the Market took a nosedive today. The only explanation being given is that it is in anticipation of the Fed raising interest rates three months from now.

    Indicators have been a little unstable since last October when they did the last pump up for the elections. With markets this inflated, you have to make sure that people JUST DON’T PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Megan Kelly is a major Clinton hater. She is spewing on her program tonight so I had to turn her nasty scowls, lip curls and trying her hateful best to find any way to discredit and slime Hillary. She has on Judge Andrew Napolitano who replied when Kelly asked what could be done about Hillary that it will take a special prosecutor under a Rep president in 2017 to prosecute or go after her and of course they both want that. Brit Hume who loves and worships him some Bush is on, Joe Trippi and someone else I can’t remember.

    Megan Kelly is turning out to be one of the most partisan, Clinton hating people on FOX. She says she is charmless and on and on about her personally. Hume says this is the real Hillary and the one he knows. Hume is sliming the Clintons as well. Kelly is, indeed, a real B*tch. Can we assume if there is a Rep president in 2017 dear Megan will pursue them with the same vigor?

    Trippi says this is not a legal football. He says that the news conference probably would make no different. If you support her you will continue if you don’t it won’t make a difference. Megan is NOT happy with Trippi and keeps pushing him to slime Hillary like Hume did.

  59. Today Hillary anally abused her interrogators. Hillary also reset the landscape and put herself in the role of victim fighting off an irrational clown posse that wants to go through her daughter’s panty drawer and peek into her yoga emails, mother’s funeral emails, little girl’s wedding emails. Strategically, Hillary has them right where she wants them and the funny part is, once again they think they won.

    ——–
    Absolutely, Admin!!

  60. Yes, Megan Kelly surely thinks she has won. Oh, Mercy, the last one Kelly will have on is Rand Paul who is going to speak to a matter of trust with the Clintons.

  61. Just as Carville said, after this, there will be something else. Hell, even if she did not run, media wouldn’t stop this shit. You have to wonder what kind of toll this is taking on Bill and his heart. Hell, I’m so mad, I’m about to have a stroke.

  62. Today Hillary anally abused her interrogators. Hillary also reset the landscape and put herself in the role of victim fighting off an irrational clown posse that wants to go through her daughter’s panty drawer and peek into her yoga emails, mother’s funeral emails, little girl’s wedding emails. Strategically, Hillary has them right where she wants them and the funny part is, once again they think they won.

    _____________

    I’m holding on tho this Admin. At some point, it would seem that the detractors would get tired of crying “wolf” – only to find nothing. They obviously don’t care about the validity of an accusation – just how much media time they can generate. At some point, it has to start backfiring.

  63. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-press-conference-115958.html

    Go to Hell

    Hillary Clinton had something to say to the media about her email. It wasn’t too subtle.

    By JOHN F. HARRIS

    March 10,

    Hillary Clinton was likable enough, answering questions calmly though with a weary smile. She even offered a feint toward humility, allowing that, “looking back,” perhaps there was a “smarter” way for her to have handled her correspondence as secretary of state besides bypassing official government email entirely.

    Beneath the politesse, however, was an unmistakable message in her 21-minute news conference in New York on Tuesday, easily distilled into three short words: Go to hell.

    No, Clinton said, she did not violate the law or rules when, for reasons of “convenience,” she used a private email account in her years as the nation’s top diplomat.

    No, she said, this matter does not need to be turned over to some outsider who can examine the Clinton family’s private email server and independently assess her assertion that she has already given to the State Department any correspondence that might conceivably be of public interest.

    And no, she clearly believes, even if she did not explicitly say, she’s not going to pretend that this latest uproar is on the level, that the reporters and politicians second-guessing her judgments and clamoring for more answers have anything but self-interested motives in fanning the controversy.

    How essentially combative was Clinton? The main piece of news to emerge from the session was her confusingly worded disclosure that she has already deleted the emails that she believes are no one’s business but her own.

    Go to hell is not typically a sentiment expressed by politicians on the brink of a presidential campaign. But in Hillary Clinton’s case, it reflects a sincerely held belief that has been nearly a quarter-century in the making. Even Clinton opponents would have to acknowledge that she has some very good reasons for thinking the way she does.

    The same sort of drama, with news conferences and investigations and the uncomfortable blurring of public and private, has played out during literally dozens of episodes over the years—on such seemingly disparate matters as the Clinton marriage, a West Wing suicide, their White House travel office, their efforts to reform health care, their campaign fundraising. The common theme is the tension between privacy, which Hillary Clinton prizes, and a conviction among journalists and others in the political class that those in high public office (or aspiring to it), like the Clintons, should be prepared to surrender nearly all of it.

    Unspoken publicly in this latest controversy, but clearly understood among veterans of Hillary Clinton’s circle, is her belief that the pious clamor for more disclosure and more revelation is fundamentally insincere. The media-political complex is not seeking a window into matters of public interest; it is looking for a weapon, one that will be brandished to produce still more stories or start still more investigations.

    What’s more, it is an article of faith among Clinton confidants that demands for public disclosure tend to get used more against Democrats, and more against the Clintons specifically, than against Republicans. The subtext: Do you think Dick Cheney worried that the editorial pages were mad that he held secret meetings with energy CEOs or tried to keep wide swaths of White House decision-making about terrorism secret from both the media and Congress?

    It was against this context that Hillary Clinton on Tuesday sought both to project nondefensiveness—Sure, I’m happy to answer some questions—and draw some unmistakable lines—I don’t give a damn if you don’t like my answers.

    She was simply unresponsive when it came to the question of how and whether it will affect her plans to run for president in 2016, plans that are well advanced and in fact may now be moved forward as a result of the email controversy. Then again, that, too, may not entirely be a surprise: People with long memories will recall that Clinton presidential campaigns have a way of launching amid awkward questions about the past.

    In September 1991, just weeks before Bill Clinton formally announced his first presidential campaign, political advisers like Mickey Kantor, Frank Greer and Stan Greenberg worked up the nerve to tell the Clintons they would simply have to address a matter slightly more delicate than today’s somewhat wonkish dispute over custody of State Department emails: Rumors that Bill Clinton’s extramarital wanderings could sink his campaign the same way fellow Democrat Gary Hart’s had four years before.

    John F. Harris is editor-in-chief of Politico and author of The Survivor:

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    give em’ hell, hillary… and tough love

  64. page 2 from above

    The result was an appearance by the couple at a Washington institution known as the Sperling Breakfast, attended by political reporters from the major newspapers. “We have been together for almost 20 years and we are committed to each other,” Bill Clinton said, while gazing affectionately at his wife. “It has not been perfect or free from problems, but we are committed to each other and that ought to be enough.”

    Alas, it was not enough, as uproars over adultery months later rocked the campaign, and years later rocked the presidency.

    Watching her performance on Tuesday, all these years later, it was hard not to remember that moment and to wonder if beneath her crisply rehearsed answers—don’t sound defensive; don’t give any ground—Hillary Clinton was asking herself, “Does the questioning of my motives ever end? Am I really ready to do this again?”

    By all evidence, of course, the answers are no, the questions won’t end, and yes, she is ready to wage a presidential campaign all over again, with an announcement now reportedly coming within weeks.

    Bill Clinton himself likes to say that “all presidential campaigns are about the future.” He survived his own controversies in part because of his personal ebullience and native optimism. But it is hard to believe that the desultory, backward-looking, here-we-go-again mood created by this email controversy is what the doctor would order at this moment in Hillary Clinton’s career, when someone who has spent the past generation as the most famous woman in the world must project fresh energy and a forward-facing vision.

    Which will voters see: the aggrieved candidate reminding us of the aggrieved 2008 loser and the aggrieved first lady before that? Or the obsessive media and those conspiring Republicans, trapped and stale in their Clinton obsessions of the past?

    Shortly before Clinton’s news conference aired on Tuesday, the political commentator David Gergen was on the air saying she would be well served by turning over the private email server to independent authorities at the State Department—that this would show transparency and allow her to shift the focus to the more worthy substance of her coming campaign.

    Most viewers probably did not know that this was an echo of a now ancient argument. In passionate terms, in late 1993 and early 1994, Hillary Clinton had argued with Gergen, then a Bill Clinton White House adviser, and other political aides like George Stephanopoulos that it would be folly to agree to voluntary records disclosure and appointment of an independent prosecutor to look into questions about their private investments in Arkansas.

    She lost the argument. The next several years saw Whitewater metastasize into Lewinsky, as investigators who found nothing illegal in the Clintons’ land dealings trained their investigative sights on fellatio (or at least false testimony related thereto). While opponents failed in driving Bill Clinton from office, they succeeded in sapping vast time and energy from his presidency. And, despite the jeers her comment has recently provoked now that they are jet-setting multimillionaires, the Clintons did indeed leave the White House “dead broke” (if only temporarily) from millions of dollars in legal bills.

    In 1994, amid questions about Whitewater, Hillary Clinton held what became famous as the “pink press conference” (so-named because of the color of her St. John sweater). The idea was to strike a nondefensive stance, acknowledge some mistakes not of propriety but of process and say that she had learned her lesson about the need to be more transparent. While she always believed in a zone of privacy, Clinton told the reporters back then, she recognized that in the modern political culture, “I’ve been rezoned.”

    If there was one thing we were reminded of in Tuesday’s news conference, it is that, 21 years later, the zoning wars are still going strong.

  65. my two cents…

    if I were Hillary I would take a couple of weeks off and go to a private, secluded spa with a clean, natural beach…and take saunas, drink tea, sip a litte wine, take some yoga and stretch classes, maybe do some light jogging and swimming and relax and read some good escapism books and take some naps…

    then have a massage and a facial and light seafood lunch

    (that old trick of cukes to relax the eyes, etc)

    some nice piano playing while dining on a healthy dinner

    maybe a few good movies…and lots of fresh fruit and salads loaded with enzymes

    take some time just for herself and her health…relax, renew

    and come back in good spirits, refreshed and ready…with her own voice and her own plans for the future…

  66. freespirit
    March 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Just as Carville said, after this, there will be something else. Hell, even if she did not run, media wouldn’t stop this shit. You have to wonder what kind of toll this is taking on Bill and his heart. Hell, I’m so mad, I’m about to have a stroke.

    —-

    Free, take it easy girl. Just like Hillary, we have to prepare for one ugly fight for this woman to become President. Heck, some simpler version of this will happen with any woman that has a possibility of becoming the first woman President of this country. This is the highest level of job any woman would apply for in most countries.

    If Hillary isn’t tough enough, who is of our gender?

    Think of how bad things will get after she tosses her hat in the ring. The sharks of all breeds will go into a frenzy.

    If she doesn’t run, they will all make fun of her until the start attacking someone else.

    Anger is okay, just no strokes.

  67. He doesn’t miss a trick. Netanyahu feints with a smart ploy to keep the election on security issues and to get his vote out:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/netanyahu-says-sees-worldwide-effort-topple-him-114542253–business.html

    Netanyahu says sees ‘real danger’ of losing re-election bid

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he saw “a real danger” he might lose next week’s closely contested election and asserted that there was a worldwide effort to ensure such an outcome.

    In what Israeli media called an unannounced visit to a rally north of Tel Aviv, Netanyahu entreated supporters to make sure he defeats rival Isaac Herzog of the left-of-center Zionist Union party by casting ballots in the March 17 vote.

    “It’s far from being certain, there’s a real danger,” the said the right-wing premier, who has been in office since 2009.

    In footage of the event obtained by Reuters Television, Netanyahu said Herzog would seek to renew peace talks with Palestinians and negotiate about “dividing Jerusalem, giving back territory”. He was alluding to his rival’s promises to seek to revive negotiations that collapsed in April.

    Israeli Army Radio earlier aired what it said were comments Netanyahu made on Monday to party activists in which he said “it is a very tight race. Nothing is guaranteed because there is a huge, worldwide effort to topple the Likud government”.

    The radio interpreted his remarks as referring to foreign funding for advocacy groups campaigning for a change in government in Israel.

    Likud and the center-left Zionist Union are running neck-and-neck in opinion polls ahead of the March 17 ballot, with Netanyahu widely seen by political commentators as having a better chance of forming a governing coalition after the vote.

    As election day approaches, “Netanyahu is feeling the pressure … he is shooting in all directions”, Herzog told Israel Radio.

  68. S
    March 10, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-press-conference-115958.html
    ————
    I am very happy she is stiff arming big media.

    These people have no honor.

    The LAST thing they care about is the welfare of the nation.

    They are looking for gotchas.

    Whatever made them think they could lie for Obama

    And then turn around and pretend to be journalists.

    Jim Carvalle showed us the way to handle them.

    Never respond to their question.

    Because there is no good faith basis for anything they do.

    There is only the narrative, which aims to line their pockets and destroy the middle class.

  69. Southern Born
    March 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm
    Megan Kelly is a major Clinton hater.
    ——–
    You win.

    I am getting sick of her too.

    Notice she never criticizes Obama.

  70. At today’s press conference Hillary fu*ked then disemboweled her inquisitors. Remember all those questions about Hillary’s server being insecure and the pearl clutching over that? Hillary said it was built around hubby Bill’s electronic communications system safeguarded by Secret Service or what4ever. Result: security issue gone. Why was the system set up? “Convenience” she said, and it was permissible from the State Department viewpoint. “Personal emails?” Everyone understands the privacy issue and it resonates more emotionally with the American public than the evidence gathering rationales of investigators than Hillary/Bill detractors understand. Bill and Hillary know how to communicate and where the priority is when making an argument against an attack. [Hint: the political will always trump the legal.]

    For every question Hillary had an answer.
    ———-
    Bravo.

    When big media is unable to find anything, they will turn around and say that the Clintons invented this controversy to pre empt RINO and big media arguments later in the campaign.

    Big media would rather dwell on this bullshit, than confront their own complicity in the biggest diplomatic blunder of the century.

    Fucking Gerry Seib–the WSJ’s squinty eyed bot.

    Oh my god Hillary . . . .

    Oh my god that GOP letter to Iran . . .

    If that fucker has a heart attack, don’t look to me to perform heroic measures.

    Most likely he will die from swallowing an olive pit from a martini at an Obama fundraiser.

    Hint: he aint exactly objective.

    You would think Murdock would give that sorry son of a bitch the boot.

  71. Hey, you guys, Uppity Woman posted that she’s having a big surgery on Thursday. I bet she’d appreciate lots of good wishes before then!

    uppitywoman08.wordpress.com

    PS I know she really has a lot of respect for the admin here…..

  72. I hope the fact that these are all trumped up charges makes a difference. The thing is, most people seem to watch Fox, even non Republicans. That’s cool to think about when I’m snarling about O, but it bugs me now that Hillary is stepping back on the stage. There’s still a huge group out there that believes all the prior anti-Hillary stuff – I still see people on blogs saying that she killed Vince Foster.

    It’s like these ridiculous people who still cling to their belief that Trayvon Martin and Brown (and now this latest one in WI) were saints assassinated by bad cops – facts be d*mned. Black lives matter (except not the 95% that are killed by other blacks).

    So – somehow the truth has to get out to even the Fox viewers, for the ones who would support Hillary if they weren’t so misled.

  73. Megan Kelly is a major Clinton hater.

    Southernborn – it’s such a shame. She has such a good mind, she’s a good interviewer, and she has a likeable side, as well. When she started her evening show, she said she was nonpartisan. But here and there it started to show that she leans right, and yes, now she’s showing full-blown CDS.

    As far as Hannity, I know he doesn’t want Hillary to win, but he’ll love it if she does, because he loves bashing her. The one thing I’ll love if she doesn’t run is seeing him in the corner babbling nonsensically, because I think he will feel terribly lost without her lol

  74. Wishing the best for uppity’s speedy recovery.

    Megan is pretty, I give her that, but as I was watching the last of Foxnews in 2012, she was one of the people that already spoke poorly of Hillary, along with Hannity, Bill O and I just couldn’t listen to them any longer.

    There are few people besides Greta and Hillary supporters on Fox that give Hillary a fair treatment.

    I don’t need Fox to point out Obama’s failures any more, everyone but the Kooks know how bad he is.

  75. Megan is pretty,
    ——-
    Perhaps. But she is no Andrea Mitchell.

    http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/__NEW/2014-08-19T16-54-19.1Z–1280×720.nbcnews-video-reststate-640.jpg

    I was favorably impressed with Kelly intially.

    But what I have seen more recently causes me to change my opinion.

    There has been a sea change —to where she frequently takes the opposing side of an issue, and goes too far.

    Examples? White privilege, the GOP letter to Iran, and other criticisms of Obama.

    The people I like on that network are Judge Neopolitano, Steve Hayes, Greta Van Sustern, and Brett Baier.

    When Andrea finishes with the ducking stool, I recommend Geraldo, Juan and Bill-O—a trifecta.

  76. Shadow,

    Mika Brezinski at MSNBC gives Megan a good run for her money when it comes to HDS

    can imagine the smug indignance Mika will project in the am…filled with piercing looks to her panel …she likes to push the envelope with insults towards Hillary and now she has two faced Joe S chiming in with “this is how it was when Bill was Pres; they have their own way of doing things; they feel entitled and above everyone else; they think they are above the law, bla, bla, bla”

    btw I watched Megan’s show when it replayed…I can’t help but think these people are going to go overboard again and overplay their hand…Rand is pushing for a special investigator…they are ready to burn Hillary at the stake…they sound so hyped up and hysterical…
    *****************

    just thinking way back when many of us were apprehensive that Hillary join O’s admin and were fearful it was a mistake…

    the irony, not only did she join his admin…but then She and Bill stumped for him and pulled him over the winners line twice

    you just know O is loving this and seeing Hillary on the defensive

    …and today it did bother me when she started out with a defense of the O admin vs the GOP’s letter…why say that then…it feels like she is still under the thumb of the O admin…like they are pulling or yanking her strings…

    if these are the odds Hillary has…on one hand forced to submit to O’s legacy and/or the daily barrage and attacks from the right…and the left…

    then I say Hillary should just go rogue and call it how she sees it and as she said, trust the people…that would really be refreshing…she can’t even be sure she can trust the O people who have already infiltrated her inner space…

    I am just hoping we do not get a watered down Hillary who keeps boosting O and his party line…that concerns me…

  77. admin: “Consider that crook Senator Bob Menendez of crooked state New Jersey.”

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that sentence, admin, especially the phrase “crooked state New Jersey.”

    New Jersey is my home state. I was born and bred there, spending 21 of my first 25 years there. My brother still lives there, I know a lot of people and family who live there, and I love them all. I have a legal right, but also a moral duty, to vote for the Senators from New Jersey. I voted for Menendez and for Booker, and I’m glad a majority of my co-citizens did too.

    But New Jersey has long been struggling with the crookedness that is rife there, starting a long time ago; but this crookedness goes on still, and in high places, as witnessed by that motherfucker Corpus Christie. It can indeed be called a “crooked state” — almost as crooked as Chicago, from whence hails our dear fürher. How apt that a member of White House Chicago team should pull a stunt like that on an innocent Senator from New Jersey! — even if only innocent until proven guilty.

    In light of which, anyone insulted by my “joke” about the crackpots in Texas who voted for Ted Cruz should think again. Indeed, most Texans are not crackpots; in fact, I believe there are very few crackpots there. But there must have been enough crackpots in Texas to elect a crackpot: The strong silent types must have stayed home that election day.

    In any event, if the local price tag for a dozen crackpot votes goes up to 12 or 13 cents, Ted Cruz may have a problem getting elected next time around. He can’t do a fundraiser, because no rich person of sound mind would give him the time of day, no less two or three cents; and crackpots are usually not rich enough to give away their money anyway.

    Ted Cruz might go national and run for president, though, instead of Representative from Texas. But then, I think he’s going to run into a lot of trouble getting votes in a crooked state like New Jersey: Anyone who takes a mafioso type for a crackpot had better be wearing a bulletproof vest and cast iron jockstrap.

  78. Megan is pretty,

    wbboei March 11, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Perhaps. But she is no Andrea Mitchell.

    Exactly. And I have the same impression as you, of the other TV personalities you mention, though all I have heard from them is what is reported here at H44 — I have no TV and never will. Swore off in 1972.

    I thought you had dropped TV too, in 2009 — isn’t that what you said? From what you say now, it looks like you’re back on the needle… What’s up with that?

  79. (going up the thread backwards):

    Shadowfax March 11, 2015 at 1:30 am

    There are few people besides Greta and Hillary supporters on Fox that give Hillary a fair treatment.

    Yes, but Greta and James Carville & Co. are already something, and very important for the “objective” image of Fox.

    My overall impression (as someone who does no more than watch the clips presented at H44) is that Fox leans strongly conservative and thus Republican, but that the conservatism they champion includes a conservative presentation of the news, by which I mean “objectivity” — presenting both sides, so that:

    Even if the overall impression is that each contributor has a prejudice for one side of an issue, the whole presentation comes across as “bipartisan”.

    What I would like to see is debates between Krauthammer and Carville. They both have great insight and historic knowledge, and would probably agree on many issues even though they address the issues from opposite sides of the fence.

  80. (still moving upward on the thread):

    lorac March 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

    As far as Hannity, I know he doesn’t want Hillary to win, but he’ll love it if she does, because he loves bashing her. The one thing I’ll love if she doesn’t run is seeing him in the corner babbling nonsensically, because I think he will feel terribly lost without her.

    It’s funny to see it that way; but I think you’re right, because I have the same general impression of Hannity. His bite is worse than his bark: He’s a sheep in wolf’s clothing.

    I think if Hillary had got the Dem nomination in 2008, we would have seen McCain/HRC debates in the same light: McCain would fight for his life, of course; but he would lose all the battles and gave a big hug to Hillary after every debate. Then, when he lost the presidency, he could say that running for president was the honor of his lifetime (which he did say, in fact) and really mean it, give Hillary a hug like one of the guys, and come out in full support of the victorious Hillary.

    Because McCain is a lion in lion’s clothing: If HRC wins this time, McCain will do the honors as he would have done in 2008.

    But Hannity? Hannity’s not in the arena. He’s a scion of the chattering class; a sheep in wolf’s clothing. As you say, I think he would start babbling nonsensically.

  81. Another thing about Hannity: Apparently, he doesn’t like talking about diddly. He has to have some person to gripe about, or alternatovely someone he admires. That’s his bread and butter — issues are one thing, but things like integrity matter to him, because I think he’s basically honest with himself.

    The thing he has against the Clintons generally, and HRC in particular, is that they’re in league with each other, and each of them individually is the most powerful politician in the US (in the world, actually). Both of them together are thus two 800-pound gorillas roaming at will around a room dimensioned to house about 535 mice and rats.

    So, being on the side of the underdog mice and rats as a matter of principle, he tries his damnedest to reduce the mass and sheer impetus of these giant creatures and accuses them of stepping on the toes of his mice, or crushing a rat. To make matters worse, the 800-pound gorillas think his chatter is just harmless vibrations in the air — they don’t give a fuck.

    So, as long as HRC remains in the room, he has his work cut out for him. If she leaves the room for any reason, what’s he going to do? Talk about the relative integrity and intelligence of mice and rats?

  82. S March 11, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I can’t help but think these people are going to go overboard again and overplay their hand…Rand is pushing for a special investigator…they are ready to burn Hillary at the stake…they sound so hyped up and hysterical…

    Yes, yes, S, it’s all playing out as I said it would in 2012: Hillary took responsibility for something that was not her responsibility, but only happened while it was on her watch.

    The whole ensuing to-do over Benghazi is intended to put the entire onus of losing an ambassador and his bodyguard onto Hillary’s back. If they can find some way to insinuate that she actually wanted it to happen, you can be sure they’ll put that in the Special Committee report.

    This is why they’re so “hyped up and hysterical”, as you say: They can’t find what they want. They want the help of a special investigator to find an email or testimony that will indicate that HRC had something to do with the Benghazi incident.

    All their frenzy will lead to nothing because they will find no such evidence in the emails or anywhere else, and that’s simply because there is nothing to be found.

    Rand Paul still thinks he can make a damaging issue out of this Benghazi stuff and defeat HRC at the polls.

    But will the American people go for it? I don’t think so, because most Americans have forgotten about Benghazi, where it is located or what happened there, and won’t even be concerned with whatever insinuations the Republicans can write into their report.

    Forgetting about Benghazi when there are so many other issues of importance to address now — things we can do something about, whereas we can’t do anything about what happened in Benghazi, is a sign of wisdom to my mind. After decrying the stupidity of the American electorate for electing a sociopath to the presidency twice, I think we can depend on the wisdom of the American voter, next time, as concerns Benghazi (which happened before the last election!).

  83. wbboei March 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Neil Cavuto is very good too.

    So are Pat Caddel and Doug Shoen.

    Yes, I was trying to remember Caddel’s name to put in a debate with Krauthammer. I could only think of Carville. Cavuto and Schoen are good too.

  84. S:

    Everybody knows about Truman’s famous plaque, “The buck stops here.” It means the President is responsible for everything and therefore has last say on every decision.

    After Benghazi, it was not the President but the Secretary of State who said “The buck stops here” — at Foggy Bottom, not the White House. The President at the time was content to leave it that way: Let everyone think it was Hillary’s fault, not mine.

    Objectively speaking, the incident was no more the President’s fault than it was Hillary’s: Hillary had no way of preventing the incident or even being aware of the danger, and the President even less than his Secretary of State. It wouldn’t have cost the President a farthing of political viability to take responsibility and clear his Secretary of any responsibility; but he didn’t because he was a fucking chickenshit sociopath in the middle of campaigning for his own office again. We know he doesn’t have an ounce of magnanimity or even good political sense. His re-election was too important to him; he thought Benghazi would stop him; he demurred.

    So that is one more thing that the Republicans hold against HRC concerning Benghazi: She actually had an (illegal) effect on the outcome of a political campaign, by falling on her sword, so to speak (the expression was used by her friends at the time), to protect the President from having to explain Benghazi on the campaign trail.

    And that is the reason why so many Republicans repeat the “What difference, at this point, does it make?” — even shortening it to “What difference… does it make?” to make it seem she didn’t care about the fallen heroes at Benghazi.

    Because “at this point” meant January 21, 2013, which was four months after Benghazi, while the Republicans were grilling her about the supposed cover-up, not the incident itself. Indeed, the cover-up made no difference any more, on January 21, 2013. However, the cover-up did make a difference at the time — that is, during the President’s re-election campaign — because the Republicans saw it (rightly, I think) as making a crucial difference in the campaign.

    So, the Republicans are now saying: Either you had a responsibility in the incident, which is reprehensible, or you didn’t and should have left the President to explain himself. Since you didn’t allow the President to take the blame, you were protecting him during a campaign and thereby in violation of the law.

    On the other hand, there is simply no way of blaming HRC for taking responsibility. She had a right to do so, and did. The only way they can nail her is to insinuate that she didn’t exercise that responsibility conscientiously. And they will never be able to find any evidence to that effect either.

    So, this whole story is one of sound and fury and the results will signify nothing for the Republicans .

  85. wbboei March 11, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Fucking Gerry Seib — Most likely he will die from swallowing an olive pit from a martini at an Obama fundraiser.

    LMAO !!

    I never went to an Obama fundraiser because I thought they served latte… if it’s martinis, I’ll have to give it a try.

    I’m not afraid of olive pits either. Maybe one of them will fill the cavities left open when my fillings pop out after laughing at your posts?

  86. admin March 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Netanyahu says sees ‘real danger’ of losing re-election bid

    It’s Bibi’s version of “Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy.”

  87. Thanks to my time here, the CSPAN rerun of HRC’s presser came across to me as exactly GoToHell!!! Nonetheless, am delighted to see admin’s update confirmation and expansion of the topic.
    —————–
    This is a bit interesting. Indicative of the “no split” split in ObamaLand.

    Dems offer support for Menendez
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/235222-dems-offer-support-for-menendez

    Menendez is facing possible corruption charges from the Department of Justice but says he has no intention of resigning as the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations panel.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said any decision regarding Menendez’s post would be up to Reid.

  88. Shadowfax March 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    … some simpler version of this will happen with any woman that has a possibility of becoming the first woman President of this country.

    I was going to object to this statement and say no, it’s especially because it’s Hillary; or it’s because she’s a Clinton; or because she’s so powerfully poised to win the campaign (i.e., the one to beat);

    but then I saw the words “first” woman president, and realized that you were right: The women on the tickets — just as VP! — in 1984 and 2008 were subjected to the same shit. Maybe different kinds of shit, shit for different reasons, but shit all the same.

    However, reminds me when Einstein said he “didn’t know with what weapons the Third World War would be fought, but the Fourth World War would be fought with clubs and stones.” Of course, his Third World War hasn’t happened… yet.

    But in feminist politics, we’ve had our First and Second World Wars too, in 1984 and 2008. The Third World War will come in 2016; and my firm conviction is that no matter what shit her opponents throw at her, HRC will win that war all by herself, with her own weapons, or perhaps with another woman VP at her side.

    Then every four years will come a Fourth and successive wars; but the people fighting with clubs and shit will be the men.

    Millennium of the Woman beginning 2016!

  89. wbboei March 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Sometimes, you have to step back and let the circus pass by. Now is one of those times.

    You’re talking about the email “scandal”, of course, and I can only agree (as Shadowfax does).

    But this email scandal was prompted by a query from the Benghazi Special Committee, so it stems from the Benghazi controversy.

    I contend that Benghazi is also an astro-turfed controversy, as it is only a source of bullshit the Republicans are trying to throw HRC’s way. They’re beating a dead cow, trying to get as much bullshit as they can out of it — they don’t even know the difference between a cow and a bull !!

  90. …as predicted, MSNBC, Morning Joe crowd, particularly Mika and Joe going crazy all morning over Hillary (6 am segment repeats at 8 am)…usual panel to reinforce what they are saying, they invited Ed Rendell and barely let him get a word in…

    If anyone holds any doubts about Joe S being a supporter of Hillary, get those thoughts out of your head…he is now the demolisher…essentially calling her a liar in every few sentences out of his mouth…he is full throttle as if he is reliving his youthful days in the House with Newt’s gang to get Bill…and Hill…the good ole’ days…

    oh, and for good measure, their guest on tomorrow’s show is…Martin O’Malley (wink,wink)

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    a few things:

    all these people who are going on and on about Hillary’s server:

    they all refuse to accept the FACT that if Hillary sent an email to anyone in the gov it has already been captured on the gov server as she is required to do…so they – the govt – already have those emails

    and besides that all govt employes are allowed to delete personal info at their own descretion and they all do it…

    next, in regards to a subpoena to get her server, as I heard Trey Gowdy (& Greta) say that is not as easy as just asking and then getting it from Hillary and that he does not have subpoena power to go after her private server…that is where the courts would be able to stand in…and also the Justice Dept so that could either be denied or get dragged out for a long time

    they are all stammering that no one wants to see her personal emails, Ron Fournier saying ‘no, no one cares about her yoga, etc’ ‘her server is our server’…the unexpected voice telling the truth…wait…Al Hunt…”of course they want to see her personal emails to find things to embarrass her…”

    the other voice trying to calm the hysteria regarding facts…again, wait for it…Mark Halpern…the panel having none of it…shouting over his reasoning and provision of the facts…(another media outlet that wants Hillary burned at the stake)

    (for a chuckle)

    and when after all the bluster and attacks on Hillary and Bill and a review of how corrupt they are for two segments of the show…when Joe S sets Al Hunt up to rate how important this issue in on a scale of 1 to 10 with Mika and Joe waiting breathlessly for an 11…Al says ‘about a 3’

  91. S March 10, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Go to Hell

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday sought both to project nondefensiveness—Sure, I’m happy to answer some questions—and draw some unmistakable lines—I don’t give a damn if you don’t like my answers.

    HRC has become so cool…

    (1) She’s ready to answer not all questions, but only some — in other words, she’s the one who decides what the questions are, not the interviewer…

    (2) Then, for the answer: Take it or Leave it, buster.

    In other words, she conducts her own interview and gets only the result she wants, with no negative sound bites possible.

    Christ, is that cool! So that’s what the new “good cop” attitude toward the press will be!!

    I’ve never seen a politician anywhere on earth who can handle the press like that!

    With that attitude, she could even take an interview from Glenn Beck ! Hannity would be a pushover ! Too bad Krauthammer doesn’t do interviews, he’s always the interviewee, the pundit offering his own answers….

    I guess Phillip Reines is a good communications director after all. It must be him who trained Hillary how to say “Fuck you” without actually using Rahm Emanuel’s dictionary.

  92. another thing…re: the letter the GOP sent to Iran

    forget the protocol side…instead of the O admin siding with Iran…if the admin really is trying to a good deal, why can’t the O admin use the GOP letter to strengthen their arguement

    in other words, the old ‘good cop, bad cop’ strategy in negotiation…if Iran really wants a deal, they should be the one making concessions, not O appeasing Iran’s position and attacking the Congress

    this all just reinforces N point that the O admin is too desperate for any deal…as in….please, please make a deal with us…you, the number one sponsor of terrorist activity in the world…we are trying to get you the best deal but our Congress is making it difficult…

  93. I contend that Benghazi is also an astro-turfed controversy,
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    I would not have believed that before.

    Now, I wonder.

    My main interest in that fiasco was showing that Obama was ultimately responsible.

    The only thing he can be accused of is failing to give the order that would have saved four American lives, and getting a good nights rest before a grueling day of fundraising.

    Big media is just fine with that.

    At this point, Hillary’s strongest selling point is that she is not a RINO and is not going to let big media destroy the country.

    And for me those are strong selling points.

  94. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said any decision regarding Menendez’s post would be up to Reid.
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    Mitch the bitch stands tall.

    Like he always does.

    When in doubt pass the buck.

    When not in doubt pass the buck.

    But always speecify.

    He is the living embodiment of the cartoon character Fog Horn Leg Horn.

    All mouth and gut wind.

    When the time comes to lead, he will do nothing more than scratch himself.

    Between the RINO and big media, I am getting mighty tired of being lied to constantly.

    That Bob Corker is a snivelling little bitch.

    Now he is whining about that letter sent out by the 47 congressmen to Iran.

    He whines it undermines the bill he put forward for congressional sanctions.

    You know, the one Obama will veto.

    He has got no long term strategy except to collect huge donations from big insurance, big pharma and wall street.

    For a junior senator he is getting rich from them, therefore he behaves like a typical RINO—no testicular fortitude.

  95. Joe S is a fucking punk. He was part of that class of ’94–the one the stars shown on according to one Republican Phil—-congressman who was caught making whoopie with a staffer. This was the Gingrich revolution which swept from office scores of old bulls of the post world war II era, like Danny Rosentenkowski only to develop problems of their own. Joe has gone from being a reliable outsider to a disingenuous insider with the same kind of “conservative credentials”—as that numbnuzt from NYT David whatever his name is—a Trojan horse.

  96. Yes. Phil Crane. He taught me a lesson. A good one. When I was throwing fundraisers in Sun Valley in the late 90s he came out to play golf at the Charity event they all came out to play, attended fundraisers, and was very personable. Later, I saw him in Washington DC, said hello, and he acted like he never knew me. Which was fine with me. I did not need anything from him. But the lesson it taught me is that with the exception of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, these jamokes are as different as Doctor Jeckle and Mr. Hyde depending on geography. When they are in district, they are approachable. When they are in Washington they are not. And there is a good reason for that. When they ar in Washington, they are in the business of serving donors, not constituents.

  97. love the dailymail.uk…they always give the backstory with lots of photos….

    Gonzotx…this might give you a little encouragement

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2987224/Judge-orders-hearing-allegations-immigration-lawsuit.html

    Judge orders Obama administration to explain itself after DOJ admitted it already acted on new plan to mainstream illegal immigrants

    Obama administration told Judge Andrew Hanen that it hadn’t moved past implementing Obama’s 2012 ‘DACA’ immigration plan

    But now the government admits it began implementing Obama’s newest executive actions, giving illegal immigrants 3-year deportation reprieves

    March 19 hearing will sort it out, but the president’s November 2014 plan remains on hold

    Hanen ordered a standstill on Feb. 18 in a case where 26 states sued to block 5 million people in the US illegally from getting Social Security nymbers, work permits and green cards

    snip

  98. One of the things Hillary must do—to separate herself from Obama, and to reassure the American People who are not against her from the start that responsible government is possible despite all the scandals which prove that the opposite is true is to promise them that whatever the federal government has been caught doing, and more broadly whatever it has done during these past eight years but not been caught which deprives the American People of life, liberty and property will NOT be tolerated in her administration.

    Likewise, culturally, she must make it clear that she will not be party to the efforts by Obama and her party to divide the American People on the basis of race, and to destroy the traditions which define us as a nation. This may sound gratuitous, but the concern is heartfelt and the guilt by association which the RINO will attempt to assign to her cuts deep and must therefore be pre empted.
    For now, as Mike Walsh reports below, the federal government is widely perceived as “the enemy of the American People.” (Note: is used to be true that this sentiment only applied to the IRS, whereas today it applies across the board.
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    Boy, are things going to get ugly over the next two years as the Demagogue-in-Chief starts to panic. From the White House web site:

    File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement.

    On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

    At a time when the United States government is attempting to reach a potential nuclear agreement with the Iranian government, 47 Senators saw fit to instead issue a condescending letter to the Iranian government stating that any agreement brokered by our President would not be upheld once the president leaves office.

    This is a clear violation of federal law. In attempting to undermine our own nation, these 47 senators have committed treason.

    Of course, Senators have immunity under the Speech and Debate clause, so this is mere Barry-provoked chest-thumping. Still, it ought to focus your mind: the federal government is now the enemy of the good people of the United States.

    Read more: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/03/11/creepy-obama-cult-calls-for-charges-against-sitting-senators/#ixzz3U5eOMvsS

  99. S
    March 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    …as predicted, MSNBC,

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    How the heck can you stand to watch MSNBC S?

    I consider you one of our Big Pink moles. Pretty much consider 99% of what they say is either a lie or the truth twisted into the opposite meaning. This is the Kook station.

  100. Shadowfax

    March 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

    S
    March 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    …as predicted, MSNBC,

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    How the heck can you stand to watch MSNBC S?

    I consider you one of our Big Pink moles. Pretty much consider 99% of what they say is either a lie or the truth twisted into the opposite meaning. This is the Kook station.
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    I don’t watch it Shadow, but in the am when I am getting ready for work I will skip channels looking for morning headlines and alternate between c-span/washington journal and the other channels…and invariably msnbc will be saying something outrageous and over the top…i can only take it in small doses…

    I knew they would be particularly outraged this am because of hillary’s presser yesterday and they did not disappoint…hysterical comes to mind…

    it is always good to know what all sides are saying so we know what we are up against…and what ‘their’ talking points are

    and you are absolutely correct when you say: they have no filters or objectivity

    Shadow says:

    I consider you one of our Big Pink moles. Pretty much consider 99% of what they say is either a lie or the truth twisted into the opposite meaning. This is the Kook station.

    *************************

    btw, should I take being a Big Pink mole as a compliment??

  101. http://nypost.com/2015/03/10/obamacares-new-tax-time-nightmare/

    ObamaCare’s new tax-time nightmare

    By Michelle Malkin

    Tax season is stressful enough. But if you’re like countless miserable Americans trapped in the ObamaCare 1095-A abyss, it’s hell on stilts on a Segway teetering over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

    The screw-ups, incompetence and bureaucratic blame avoidance over the health-insurance-exchange tax forms make the Web site fiasco look like a flawless product launch.

    How do I know? My family got ensnared in the 1095-A paperwork pit. It’s a government roach motel: Taxpayers check in, but can never check out.

    In 2013, our Anthem Blue Cross plan got canceled because of “changes from health-care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA).”

    Millions like us in the individual market for health insurance — including self-employed people, small-business owners, writers and artists — suffered the same fate.

    My husband contacted Colorado’s exchange, “Connect for Health Colorado,” to see what our options were. We later settled on purchasing a new, non-ObamaCare plan from a different private insurer, Rocky Mountain Health.

    The provider network is much narrower than the plan we had before the feds intervened.

    Our kids’ dental care is no longer covered, and we’ve had our insurance turned down at an urgent-care clinic — something that had never happened before. Better off? Bullcrap. But wait, it gets worse.

    Somewhere along the way, Connect for Health Colorado dragooned us into an ObamaCare plan without our knowledge or consent.

    Last month, we received an IRS 1095-A form, which indicated that we’d paid ObamaCare premiums every month in 2014.

    It took hours on the phone and Internet to get an explanation on how this happened. Here was the government’s response, word for incomprehensible word:

    ‘‘We apologize for the delay in responding to your e-mail. After checking your account we are showing you might have had coverage from October 2014 to June 2014. Please call the number below to speak with a Customer Service Representative if this information is incorrect.”

    ‘‘Might” have had coverage? From “October 2014 to June 2014”?

    We were finally able to un-enroll in the ObamaCare plan.

    Then, after being bounced around by the exchange to various voicemail dead ends, with hours of migraine-inducing on-hold music, we were told there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the 1095-A form — which shows payment of premiums we didn’t pay to a plan we never enrolled in and didn’t want in the first place.

    This is just one little horror story. In California, at least 800,000 taxpayers got screwed-up 1095-As.

    As a result, some 50,000 people filed the wrong form. Another 750,000 were told they’ll get corrected forms this month. Hah! Good luck with that.

    The costs in time, money and anxiety to hardworking families dealing with this paperwork perdition are enormous.

    Unknown numbers of people are still waiting for their forms as April 15 looms. More face the added expense and aggravation of filing amended returns through no fault of their own.

    Most of the media have been insulated from these problems because they get their insurance through their employers.

    But one other journalist smacked head first into reality. Laura Krantz, a former NPR staffer, is now a Scripps Fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Earlier this month, she found out that Connect for Health Colorado had mysteriously canceled her health and dental insurance.

    After four days in phone hell, she learned she had lost her insurance coverage and her tax credit — and had to redo all of her paperwork.

    She still believes the ultimate solution is “single payer.” But another liberal who entered 1095-A hell has seen the light.

  102. btw, should I take being a Big Pink mole as a compliment??


    Of course! You have the stomach to watch and let us know what these nitwits are saying.

  103. shadow…also part of the reason I posted what is going on there was to show how bad the media is hitting hillary from the left…and the right…Mika is a bad…or worse than Meghan

    that really is my point…she is almost all on her own as far as the left and right media go…and essentially has the voters to rely on…

  104. btw, should I take being a Big Pink mole as a compliment??

    _______

    Yep, S. You are good at gathering intel. You, hold’em, foxy and others go to sites and sources that would make me so angry I would have a stroke and a heart attack simultaneously. Like Shadow, I’m glad you guys can take it. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.

  105. S: How the heck can you stand to watch MSNBC?

    S March 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t watch it, Shadow, but in the am when I am getting ready for work, I will skip channels…

    OK, that explains everything. If I had a TV, I’d probably do the same thing.

    Since I don’t have a TV, though, I do my own scouting for headlines by talking with people in cafés and with my restaurant guests; some choice radio programs; reading or even buying a newspaper once in a while; and reading Big Pink.

    But I have enough time on my hands to do all those things, and most people don’t. The whole life cycle balance changes when you blow away your TV. That is: The main reason I have time on my hands is precisely because I don’t spend any time watching the fucking TV.

    It’s a virtuous circle that my soulmate has engaged in too. When she first knew me, she was an avid watcher of TV and even tried to force me to watch. She dropped out of Big Brother’s mind control circuit in 2009, though. By now, she has calmed down, has lots of time on her hands; and we are getting along better and better with each other.

    Example: While she was hooked on TV, she was a stark raving Obot and made fun of my unwavering support for Hillary Clinton. Now, without the TV for the last 6 years, she has slowly come around to my view of Obola: buys me books about and by HRC; and even bought a book for herself (translated into French) about the Clintons.

    But as I said, if I had a TV, I would probably do just like you, and maybe moononpluto does it too, with the 5000 channels he receives: Just flip through all the channels and pick out as much bullshit as I can take to get me through the day.

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