Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weasel Of The Week!!

Noisy Room Yes, it’s time to present this week’s Statuette of Shame, The Golden Weasel!!
"Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner… the envelope please…
Harris County, Texas DA Devon Anderson!
"Nice Deb: I nominate the Houston Grand Jury for indicting the messengers instead of the actual offenders, in the Planned Parenthood investigation.
A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe.
Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced the surprising indictments Monday after a two-month investigation.
"Shocking, but maybe not too surprising considering Harris County’s reputation for political shenanigans. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was also indicted by a Harris County grand jury, it so happens."
"Fausta’s Blog: The Venezuelan prison guards who stripped-searched and molested the wife, and the mother, of political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez."

"The Independent Sentinel: I have to say Adam H Johnson who writes for the gutter crawling rag, Alternet, is one of the worst weasels I’ve come across.

The Daley Gator : My Nominee is Katrina Pierson, Trump Campaign spokesperson. I knew that when presidential nominee shyster Donald Trump hired campaign spokes-shyster Katrina Pierson that she would be trouble for him.

"Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels…ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!"

American silliness Jan 31, 2016

'They' is Destroying the English Language  . . . "What happened here, however, was something different. This new usage is politically-correct jargon that is being forced on the public. Singular they now refers to those sexually-confused individuals who do not wish to be called he or she. It has been determined that “they” can now refer to a “known person as a non-binary identifier.” Predictably newspapers like the Washington Post have already included this usage in their style books. In so doing, they (plural) have declared grammatical war upon the language." . . .

33 More Barbie Body-Type Suggestions   . . . "I’ve noticed that real women’s bodies are all different and unique! Can you believe that? Like snowflakes! Here are just 33 different types of Barbies that Mattel could add to more accurately represent women:" . . .Full article here.

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

The Oscars: Having an Opinion Is Now Racist  . . . "Black activists think that forcing someone to give you a trophy is the same thing as winning it.  They pester and protest because they know that we'll listen.  We've given in to some unreasonable demands and found dozens more following them." . . .

This Oregon Woman Was Just Fired From Her Job For Being Pro-Life  "After Harmony Daws, of Oregon, was nominated president of a pro-life group, her boss decided to fire her from her job at a cleaning business because of her work as an activist." . . .

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Anti-Israel movement hijacks MLK Day again in Nancy Pelosi country.   "Co-opting the American civil rights movement in the interest of anti-Israel activism."

"Some Stanford students turned a Black Lives Matter march into an anti-Israel event by unfurling a huge Palestinian Flag on the bridge span at its highest point.  Hundreds of motorists were trapped, and they caused accidents. One of the key activists involved was Kristian Davis Bailey, a leader of attempt to demonize Israel by tying Zionism to problems of non-whites in the U.S. through the theory of “intersectionality.' ” . . .

The ugly PC race to be the ‘victimiest’ victim
I'm victimer than you guys!
"Actress Julie Delpy should have known she was doomed to defeat in her artless attempt to displace African-Americans as bigger victims of discrimination in Hollywood. Given the highly publicized outrage about the upcoming Oscars’ lack of non-white nominees, Delpy’s comments that “sometimes I wish I were African American” and “nothing worse than being a woman in this business” were ill-considered at best."

The Obamas: ‘We’ve Been Racially Mistreated’  "President Barack and wife Michelle Obama told People magazine in an interview to be released Friday that they personally identify with everyday experiences of racial bias in America."
Michelle Obama – Angry Black Woman  "Michelle Obama continues to play the victim, encouraging other Blacks to be victims instead of taking personal responsibility for their actions.   Again Really?   Michelle came from a Middle Class Black family in Chicago.  She attended an Ivy League school to become an attorney.  Michelle was paid several hundred thousand dollars a year to work part time for a hospital system in Chicago, to buy influence, while her husband was a Senator. " . . .

Links to commentaries

Petraeus Prosecuted -- Why not Hillary?  . . . "The cases are almost identical, but Petraeus admitted his crime, apologized for it and paid a fine. Now the man who is arguably the most significant American general since World War II, who achieved a victory in Iraq that President Obama threw away, is going to be publicly humiliated and his reputation permanently tarnished. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, whistles past her own graveyard, escaping punishment thus far for exposing our most classified secrets to foreign enemies on an unsecured server in her private residence. As Fox News’ Catherine Herridge noted in her blockbuster report:" . . .

Hillary Cackles In Response To Reporter’s Question If She Will Release Info On Speeches For Goldman Sachs

"It’s a tell. Every time she cackles, you know she’s trying to cover things up."

All Hail Diversity! Olympic Transgender Athletes Can Compete As The Gender They Identify As…  "Transgender athletes will no longer be required to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to participate in the Olympics, according to documents obtained by Outsports on Thursday."

Country’s Biggest Whiners Go To War Over How Much Their Lives Allegedly Suck "The nation’s biggest whiners, white liberal feminists and black racial grievance mongers, have officially gone to war over whose lives suck the most … in regard to thriving in Hollywood."
Rubio Crushes Clinton In Minnesota  "The Minnesota Poll on the 2016 presidential race is out, and its results will be shocking to some. On the Republican side, opinion is split: Marco Rubio leads with 23% and Ted Cruz is second with 21%. But in a general election matchup, Rubio wallops Clinton by nine points, 49-40." . . .

Critics Assail Italy for Hiding Nude Statues During Rouhani Visit

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok
Embedded image permalinkThe Guardian  "For most tourists, it would be the ultimate irritation: visiting one of Italy’s most famous museums, only to find famous exhibits hidden by wooden boxes. But this week, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, apparently enjoyed his time at the Capitoline Museum, despite the fact that many of the artworks were covered up before his trip. Conscientious Italian officials had taken the precaution of concealing nude statues for the first visit in a decade by an Iranian politician – albeit a moderate one – in a bid to be culturally sensitive."
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Krauthammer: The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP

The 2016 presidential race has turned into an epic contest between the ethno-nationalist populism of Donald Trump and traditional conservatism, though in two varieties: the scorched-earth fundamentalist version of Ted Cruz, and a reformist version represented by Marco Rubio . . .
 Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

Charles Krauthammer  "It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its intellectual demise. Indeed, the prospect of socialist Bernie Sanders, whatever his current momentum, winning the Democratic nomination remains far-fetched.

"The Dems would be risking a November electoral disaster of historic dimensions. Yet there is no denying how far Mr. Sanders has pulled his party to the left — and how hard the establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, has been racing to catch up.
"The Republicans, on the other hand, are dealing with a full-scale riot. The temptation they face is trading in a century of conservatism for Trumpism." . . .

Trailblazing Connecticut course is blueprint for future Holocaust education

The Times of Israel

A concentration camp prisoner attending a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2014. (AFP/JANEK SKARZYNSKI)
A concentration camp prisoner attending a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2014. 
". . . Of concern is how to make the Holocaust, which occurred more than 70 years ago, relevant to today’s students, particularly in places where there are few Jewish students or where perhaps students aren’t aware of their grandparents or great-grandparents’ stories.

"Since 2013, laws mandating the inclusion of the Holocaust in curricula have been on the books in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the US, individual states decide on curriculum content. To date Holocaust education is mandatory in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

America 2016: We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore

"Polls show deep discontent with the direction of the country"
McClatchyDC   "Craig Ziemke has voted for Democrats all his life, including twice for President Barack Obama. Not this year.
“"The whole country is going to hell,” the 66-year-old retired factory worker said, standing against the bleachers at a high school gymnasium while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to arrive. Ziemke’s fury is deep: Roads and bridges in the U.S. are falling apart, jobs are scarce and the U.S. border is wide open, he says.
“ 'We’re letting all these people into the country. No one even knows who the hell they are,” he said. “We don’t need any more Arabs. The United States, anymore, is just a dumping ground for everyone.”
"Ziemke plans to caucus for a Republican on Monday – [I was with this guy up till this next part. TD] and likely for Trump, “the only one with brains,” he said." . . .
If Obama’s 2008 campaign in Iowa and beyond defined the election as one of “hope and change,” this year may well be described as the politics of rage." . . . Via Drudge
This deep anger is fed by power lurching back and forth between Republicans and Democrats over the past decade, raising hopes among Americans who favor one side, then dashing them . . . 

Read more here:


Friday, January 29, 2016

Tim Allen: "The Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again."

Hot Air  " The man who made “more power!” a household grunt wants decidedly less power given to the federal government — and offers up a colorful metaphor about one family’s quest to grasp it for life. Tim Allen, star of the long-running sitcom Home Improvement and the new Last Man Standing, talked to the Hollywood Reporter about his conservative political orientation and its emergence in the show. Despite having a “liberal” writing staff, Allen pushes to express his own point of view, albeit somewhat more moderated than in real life:
Do you have more comedic leeway now than you did on Home Improvement?
Definitely. But you know what? I’ve earned it. I don’t say that lightly. I’ve been on a successful show and learned from the best. But I find Last Man Standing actually rougher thanHome Improvement. We’re getting away with a lot of stuff. I’m really shocked. This is a meaner, sharper comedy than I’m used to. There’s a lot of times our very liberal writing staff will come up with stuff that even my character would say, “I don’t know if I can say that.”
"When asked why Last Man Standing has taken slaps at Hillary Clinton but none at Donald Trump, Allen expresses skepticism about Trump’s staying power, which might make the jokes stale. The Clintons will never fade away, Allen argues memorably:" . . .

Introducing the website you never knew you needed: Trumplings.

Buzzfeed  "The concept is simple. You click the button and a dumpling that looks like Donald Trump appears, uttering one of his famous catchphrases."
These Donald Trump "Trumplings" Will Make America Great Again

On the Trumpless GOP debates

No Surprise: Fox Debate Ratings Destroy Pathetic CNN Trump Event   "CNN is actually trying to spin this in Trump’s favor, which is just sad." . . .  
. . . "Trump was boasting he’d win the ratings battle. There’s no way to save face with his disastrous stunt. Needless to say, other media are also desperately trying to spin Trump’s bombing.

Trump is likely to declare victory for the lower Fox ratings on Thursday night, though the debate still won more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined as they showed Trump’s rally.

Four Big Takeaways From Last Night’s GOP Debate  To summarize:
More on all these at the link.
¡Ay, caramba! Rubio's 'Gang of 8' vs. Cruz 'lies'   "Megyn Kelly launches immigration smackdown on GOP debaters."

From left: Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz share a light moment after Thursday night’s debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
After the debate
Candidates discuss anything but Trump   "The final debate before the Iowa caucuses gives GOP presidential hopefuls a breather from the theatrical front-runner"

ROUGH NIGHT! Des Moines Register RIPS Ted Cruz on debate performance  "The state paper endorsed Rubio a few days ago so take that into consideration as you read the stinging rebuke of Cruz's performance last night . .  . 

Rush Limbaugh: Heartland Viewers Say Fox News ‘Not Considered The Conservative Network That It Used to Be’

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Enough, Donald!  "I have finally had enough of Donald Trump.  I have supported his presidential campaign for months based on his immigration policies.  However, his continued baiting, childish, crude, cruel, narcissistic behavior has caused me to question his fitness for command.
I am seeking a presidential candidate who will enact most of Trump's policies while being a full-fledged adult." . . .

The GOP debate minus Trump: who’s happy and who’s sad today?
"Last night’s GOP debate with Trump absent allowed for much more airtime for candidates, with varying outcomes for them. Rather than try to declare winners and losers, I am going to focus on who might be happy and who sad today, as they look back. Of course, this is only a guess."

"The happy club
"Happiest of all is Megyn Kelly, who was the object of all the talk about Trump not attending, and whose questioning was tough. She is now one of the most prominent TV news figures in the United States.
 "Two other happy campers must be Ron Paul and Chris Christie. Both men got ample time to make their trademark pitches, and both delivered their points well. More ...
"The unhappy club
"Marco Rubio had a tough night. Megyn Kelly took after him on immigration, his serious vulnerability with the base. " . . .
"Cruz shot himself in the foot early in the debate by complaining and got booed." . . .

"The Right Scoop put together a clip showing her debate questioning, and then her post-debate interview with Cruz, where she makes up with Cruz.  Go to 7:30 for that part of segment. The post-debate interview begins at 4:20" . . .

Much more commentary on the debates here:

Donald vs. Trump; Stephen Colbert highlights Trump's flip-flops.

Patriot Post  
“ 'I’d like to thank Donald Trump for being just as divided as this country is.” —Stephen Colbert"

Muslim Explains How To Fake Being a Syrian Refuge

"Here's what I think is going on: The refugees are acting as they are, not because they see themselves as charity cases, but because they see themselves as conquerors. 
"They know perfectly well that one doesn't defecate in a pool in which people (especially children) are swimming. They're doing it because they are performing the literal equivalent of the expression "I don't give a s**t about you." 
"They know you're not supposed to rape women . . . that is, unless those women are the products of conquest, in which case raping them is one of Mohamed's commandments. " . . .

Fiery Fiorina goes after Clintons

Carly unloads on both Hillary, Bill

"She's escaped prosecution more times than El Chapo," Fiorina said. "Perhaps Sean Penn should interview her. The woman should be prosecuted."
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

WND  "Carly Fiorina once again found herself in the undercard debate for GOP presidential candidates but she made the most of her limited opportunity with a fiery attack on Hillary Clinton.
"After being accused of making a personal attack by Fox News moderator Martha MacCallum, Fiorina had a ready response.
" 'It wasn't a personal attack," said Fiorina. "I was pointing out the fact that Hillary Clinton will do anything to gain and hang on to power – anything. Listen, if my husband had done [what] Bill Clinton did I would have left him long ago."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Andrew C. McCarthy  "Is Donald Trump the sharia of American politics? I’m having trouble finding much daylight between Islamic law’s repressive blasphemy standards and the mogul’s thin-skinned sense of privilege. 

"None of us wants to be insulted or smeared. But sharia forbids not only ridicule or slander against Islam; it bans any examination that casts Islam in an unflattering light. Worse, truth is not a defense: Even if one’s questions are based on undeniable past actions or verbatim quotes from scripture, tough questioning is considered blasphemous. Retribution, moreover, is often completely out of proportion to the scale of the perceived “offense.” 

"How is Trump different?" . . .
To Trump the mildest criticisms are “vicious” attacks.
 Read more.

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

The Revolution That Will Either Destroy America... or the Left

Daniel Greenfield  "Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the same candidate. They’re both leftist radicals with degrees in political science who held back some of their more radical ideas to pursue political office. In the two years that they served together in the Senate, they voted the same way 93 percent of the time.

"They’re also political opportunists. Bernie Sanders, no less than Hillary, reinvented his political views, including his allegiance to Socialism, numerous times over the years. Sanders moderated his positions on everything from gun control to Israel when it helped his political career. He’s now modifying plenty of positions all over again in order to appeal to new and different voters.

"Bernie Sanders is no more authentic than Hillary Clinton and she is no less radical than he is.

"Both her attempts to appear mainstream and his efforts to seem radical are political poses that they deploy to bring in money and support from major blocs within the Democratic Party. Underneath the theater, Hillary Clinton is a longtime Alinsky fan while Bernie Sanders stumbles trying to update his views with the current obsessions of the radical left on everything from immigration to gun control to race.

"The real struggle isn’t over beliefs, but over tactics." . . .


NYC To Stop Enforcing Public Urination Laws Because They’re Racist…

Weasel Zippers


"New York values?
"Via Daily Caller:
New York City’s city council is set to dilute a host of criminal laws including laws against public urination and excessive noise because council members believe too many members of minorities are getting arrested.
The New York Police Department already relaxed its enforcement of many quality-of-life laws after years of enforcing exactly such laws led to record lows of crime in the once-much-grittier city, reports The New York Times,
This relaxation strategy wasn’t enough for city lawmakers.
“We know that the system has been really rigged against communities of color in particular,” council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, told the Times. “So the question has always been, what can we do in this job to minimize unnecessary interaction with the criminal justice system, so that these young people can really fulfill their potential?”

Putting The Court Before The Hearse


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. . . "There are really two entirely distinct issues on the table (not that "the table" is anyplace you'd want to be inside a Planned Parenthood): what the videomakers and clinicians actually did, and how those actions arejudged by the law

"The videomakers lied and forged fake identification to get their hidden cameras into Planned Parenthood, and this is against the law. And they surely knew it was against the law and took the risk anyway because sometimes that's what has to be done when authorities won't act. How many civil rights marchers, black and white, were legally arrested when trying to end segregation? Breaking the law doesn't necessarily make your cause wrong.

"The videos (both edited and unedited) clearly and repeatedly showed Planned Parenthood officials and clinicians playing semantic games and using creative bookkeeping to make their sales of fetal tissue (and gross violations of ethical medical practice) have the appearance of legality. But obeying the letter of the law while circumventing its meaning doesn't necessarily make your cause right." . . .

Austrian Schoolchildren Told To Memorize Words To Christian Hymn, School Replaces Word “God” With “Allah”…

Weasel Zippers


"Via Breitbart:"
Austrian authorities are investigating after children were sent home from a kindergarten with homework to learn the words to a Christian hymn, which had the word ‘God’ replaced with ‘Allah’.
The Austrian parent of one child at the Muslim majority school in Oberösterreich complained after he found the handout given to his daughter with the words and musical notation for the popular German children’s hymn ‘Gottes liebe ist so wunderbar’ (God’s love is so wonderful) had been edited and photocopied with new lyrics.
The school claimed they made the change to ‘Allah’s liebe ist so wunderbar’ to satisfy the majority of 10 year old pupils in the class, who are Muslim,reports Kronen Zeitung. While ‘Allah’ translates literally as God from Arabic, the angry father protested that schools simply cannot go about re-writing Christian hymns.
The Austrian schools inspectorate has called the teacher of the class and the principal in for discussions over the incident.

Apparently pro-gun buyers and sellers are not who Democrats think. Think "good guys with a gun"

Clinton and Sanders told the same debate lie. Watch it get debunked.   "In their sham debates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been telling the same old lies about guns. They tell us Americans can buy automatic weapons. They tell us you can buy semi-automated weapons without a background check, via the “gun show loophole.”
"It turns out the whole thing was a big, fat lie, and now we have proof.
"Steven Crowder turned his hidden camera on gun dealers this time, as he tried to get them to break federal gun laws by selling him an automatic weapon, or by selling him a semi-automatic weapon without any papers.
"Spoilers: Clinton and Sanders are liars."

(VIDEO) See For Yourself How A Good Guy With A Gun Saves the Day  "The gun control enthusiasts and generic left wing gun grabbers always claim, against all contrary evidence, that there is no proof that concealed carry actually saves lives. Check out this video from a hold-up in Columbia, South Carolina.
"The setup. It is about 7 pm at a popular barber shop and beauty salon in Columbia, South Carolina. Two armed men enter the business and take it over. This is a particularly dangerous type of robbery as the robbers have everyone in the business under their control and there is minimal danger of being seen. These are the types of robberies that often result in patrons being shepherded into a backroom and executed." . . .

Billy Bookman, a worker at the shop, was one of the two CWP holders who pulled out a gun. (Source: WIS)
Billy Bookman, a worker at the shop, was one of the two CWP holders
who pulled out a gun. (Source: WIS)
Second angle of barbershop shooting released as CWP holder speaks on incident
. . . "This new angle shows more of the aftermath of the shootout. After one of the men opened fire, you can clearly see a small child being yanked out of the barber chair by one of the people inside the shop.
"The child hits the ground and is covered up by the person. After the bullets stopped, the child gets up and walks into the arms of a woman a few feet away. 
"Billy Bookman, a worker at the shop, was one of the two CWP holders who pulled out a gun. He said he'd been in a similar situation like this one before almost two years ago. However, he was unable to respond back then because he was told to lie on the floor by two armed robbers.
"Bookman says this time, though, he's glad he had his CWP and reacted the way he did.
" 'I never knew what would have happened if I didn't have it," Bookman said. "Because the guy was just running around here, demanding money and yelling and stuff like that, so I don't know what would have happened if I didn't have it." 
"Bookman says owning a CWP for him is all about protecting others and protecting himself. He also believes others, like fellow business owners, should at least look into it.

" 'Somebody might could save my life one day," Bookman said. "So I think more people should have it.' " . . .

More vetting of Hillary


Clinton Quietly Building Her Own National Security Council
. . . "But sources close to the campaign told me that Clinton, Sullivan and campaign chairman John Podesta are in regular contact with former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Other former top officials include Michelle Flournoy, who was undersecretary of defense for policy; Kurt Campbell, who was assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific; and Nicholas Burns, who was undersecretary of state for political affairs. One source close to the campaign described the interactions as “studiously informal but regular.' ” . . .
At least she has enough brains to disagree with Sanders' wish to "move as aggressively as we can to normalize relations with Iran."

We are witnessing the end of the House of Clinton  
"1. There is the stench of political death around Hillary, Bill, Chelsea and the entire House of Clinton.
"2. You could feel it when Republican front-runner Donald Trump hit back — hard — over the "penchant for sexism" charge by basically calling Hillary Clinton an enabler in the former president's sexual shenanigans.
"3. When have we ever seen the Clintons back off? But they did." . . .

Susan Sarandon backs Bernie; "What has Hillary done?"
". . . "She also dinged Clinton over the checks she's taken from financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and said Sanders is 'untainted' 

"And she said Clinton is a johnny-come-lately on issues like gay marriage: 'There's a number of issues where she has come around but she very clearly equivocated or was not there in the beginning' "

See more on the Democratic primaries

Clinton, seen here today in Des Moines, Iowa, is a former secretary of state and has more experience in the foreign policy realm than Sanders. 'But what is experience without judgement,' Sarandon said tonight. 'She's had a job but what has she done that we're bragging about. How has she led?'
"Clinton, seen here today in Des Moines, Iowa, is a former secretary of state and has more experience in the foreign policy realm than Sanders. 'But what is experience without judgement,' Sarandon said tonight. 'She's had a job but what has she done that we're bragging about. How has she led?'"

Hillary Decides What’s Top Secret, What’s Not  . . . "An apologia for Clinton’s actions on Media Matters citing various anonymous “government officials” basically attempts to explain why the SAP classified material was not really classified at all, and so nothing to get excited about." . . . 

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Hillary's email scandal now potentially a matter of high treason
. . . "Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court martialed on charges of possessing such information outside a secure facility. He says Clinton’s actions in the e-mail scandal clearly satisfy all five requirements necessary to sustain charges of mishandling classified material, and constitute a breach perhaps even more glaring than the one for which General David Petraeus was convicted." . . .

Clinton: The Money to Help Americans Pay Their Bills 'Should Come From Those Who Have It'  . . . "In addition to closing tax "loopholes," Clinton endorsed the "Buffett rule," which says anyone who makes $1 million should have to pay a 30 percent effective tax rate.

" 'And then I want to go further, Clinton said. "I want to impose what I call a fair share surcharge on incomes of $5 million or more. Now, there aren't very many of those, but there's a lot of money there because I want to use that money to make college affordable."
. . .

FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation not letting up  . . . "Former FBI officials said the length of the probe is not unusual and speculated that a decision on whether to file charges against Clinton or her top aides could come later this year, during the heat of the general election campaign.
“ 'I don’t know that there’s any magical cutoff date,” said Ron Hosko, the FBI’s former assistant director of the criminal investigative division and a 30-year veteran of the bureau.
"For Democrats, the extended investigation has become a source of some anxiety, with Republicans gleefully raising the prospect of the Democratic presidential front-runner being indicted." . . .
Via Lucianne

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Hillary Clinton's Nightmare  "Hillary Clinton's nightmare is not the sudden resurgence of Bernie Sanders. It is the fidelity to the rule of law of the FBI.
"The recent revelations of the receipt by Clinton of a Special Access Program email, as well as cut and pasted summaries of state secrets on her server and on her BlackBerry nearly guarantee that the FBI will recommend that the Department of Justice convene a grand jury and seek her indictment for espionage. Here is the backstory." 

"It seems that every week, more information comes to light about Clinton's grave legal woes. Her worries are in two broad categories: One is her well-documented failure to safeguard state secrets and the other is her probable use of her position as secretary of state to advance financially her husband's charitable foundation. The FBI is currently and aggressively investigating both. What I will describe below is in the state secrets category. It is apparently not new to the FBI, but it is new to the public." . . .Keep reading