Monday, May 25, 2015

Top 5 Cover-ups Orchestrated by Clinton Consigliere Cheryl Mills

Writing at The New York Post, Paul Sperry offers an excellent suggestion to the House Select Committee on Benghazi: "call... Cheryl D. Mills to testify — under oath, and under the klieg lights."

Hillary Clinton had named Mills responsible for "identifying and preserving all emails that could potentially be federal records."

The job of damage control has fallen to Mills through a parade of scandals. Her lack of cooperation is legendary. In fact, she’s been officially accused of both perjury and obstruction of justice.

Sworn affidavits, depositions and court rulings, as well as congressional reports and testimony, paint a picture of, to put it charitably, a brazenly dishonest cover-up specialist...

• As White House deputy counsel, Mills ordered Commerce Department officials to “withhold” from investigators emails and other documents detailing then-President Bill Clinton’s and first lady Hillary Clinton’s allegedly illegal selling of seats on foreign trade junkets for campaign cash, according to sworn statements by Commerce’s former FOIA chief. “Ms. Mills, in her position as deputy counsel to the president, advised Commerce officials to withhold certain documents,” testified Sonya Stewart Gilliam in a July 2000 sworn affidavit taken by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group in Washington. “The Commerce Department’s collaboration with White House Deputy Counsel Mills on these matters was, in my experience, highly irregular and at variance with normal procedures.

AN AMTRAK EXPERIENCE: May 22-23, 2015

Relayed by Lee Cary from a friend

The date should tell you something! I rode Amtrak from Dallas to Hope yesterday. Got here this morning.

The posted departure time was 3:40 p.m. I got to Union Station early, so as not to miss my train. Isn’t that the way it works at the airport? I should have known better. About 3:15, I got a text saying that the train was delayed. The revised departure time was now 7:51 p.m. If you’re good at math, that’s four hours and eleven minutes late.

It could have been worse. The westbound train, #21, headed to Fort Worth and on to Los Angeles, was scheduled to go out at 11:50 a.m. It left Union Station at 7:00 p.m.

Once we got on board, I was pleased to see the nice wide spacing and the comfortable reclining seats. For coach class, I couldn’t complain.

The ride was pleasant, but slow. I had ridden the DART light rail earlier from Plano into Big D. By comparison, the DART is a bullet train. We crept along for what seemed to be forever at 30 mph, tops. Once we got into the countryside, things picked up only slightly.

Larwyn's Linx: Democrats Want Obama To Relocate 60,000 Muslims From ISIS Central Into US

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Nation

Democrats Want Obama To Import 60,000 Muslims From ISIS Central: Sooper
7 Stages of the Progressive Agenda: Cube
The 15 Benghazi emails you need to read: Lauren French, Politico

Illegals Angry at Hillary’s Secret Service For Asking Their Legal Status: Sooper
Beware of the candidate without accomplishments: John Ruberry
Hillary Prepares Second Big Campaign Event Since First Flopped: Sara Noble

Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working: Doyle McManus, LAT
President Hillary Kardashian: Derek Hunter
What Hillary hasn't been able to cover-up on Benghazi: Thomas Lifson

Leftists Work For the Total State: Henry Dampier
The Libertarian Moment is Everywhere Around Us: Nick Gillespie
14 members of Waco PD involved in bloodbath?: Conservative Headlines

Economy

Bank Of England Accidentally E-mails Top-Secret Brexit Plan To Newspaper: ZH
Behind Science Fraud: Steven Hayward
Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions: Alan Fram

Scandal Central

Emails reveal Hillary cared so much about Benghazi she slept through intel briefing 4 days later: Scoop
Stephanopoulos joined Bill Clinton on Pedo Island: iOTWreport
Gun-Toting Valdosta Flag Defiler Wants to Kill All White Crackkkas – Still on the Loose: Sara Noble

Climate & Energy

The Sound Of Settled Science: SDA
EPA poised to issue landmark water regulations: Timothy Cama, The Hill
Lake Mead Water Level Mysteriously Plunges After Nevada Quake: ZH

Media

100 Million Dead Under Communism – Next to Zero Hollywood Films: Betty Butter
Liberals Disgrace Memorial Day: Kurt Schlichter
The heart-wrenching pictures and stories of veterans from one cemetery on Memorial Weekend: John Brodigan

CNN's King: Within 24 Hours After Saying She Was Dead Broke, Hillary Made $700K: Breitbart
WSJ reporter to Hillary Clinton: 'Can I ride in your lap to the White House?': Examiner
PRESCIENT: Camille Paglia on feminism from 1995: Instapundit

World

Mass Slaughter of Women, Children in Palmyra; Obama Golfs, Eats Ice Cream for Reporters: Sara Noble
Iranian-backed militias lead Iraqi counteroffensive to retake Ramadi: Bill Roggio
Emigration kills Africa, immigration is killing Europe!: Vlad Tepes

Iraqi Refugees Fleeing ISIS Stranded in 'Horrific' Conditions: Right Pundit
Remembering Haifa Bus 37 Suicide Bombing: William A. Jacobson
Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten: WaPo

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Military suit with suspended armor, computer makes debut: USA Today
Marchionne approached GM about a merger, but was rebuffed, NYT reports: Automnews
50 years later, a look at what really sank the Thresher: NavyTimes (2013)

Cornucopia

Memorial Day, 2015: Springer's Blog
One is Smarter Than the Other Won: MOTUS
The McLaren 540C Coupe Is an Awesome $165,000 Entry-Level Sports Car: Robb Report

Image: Military suit with suspended armor, computer makes debut
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QOTD: "Clinton has insisted she didn’t share classified information through her email account, but the State Department concluded that one email exchange on potential arrests after the attacks was indeed classified. The document appears to have been formally classified Friday by the State Department." --Lauren French, Politico

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Why I Love Being a Conservative"

Relayed by the invaluable Adam Baldwin:

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"Emails offer glimpse into Clinton’s personal life", but not much concern for anyone else in the wake of the Benghazi attacks

A fascinating article was published yesterday by Agency France Presse (AFP) that legacy media outlets studiously avoided relaying. And I had to go to PM News Nigeria to find it.

Only hours before Hillary Clinton was to face her biggest challenge and tragedy as US secretary of state, she asked an aide to get her a French documentary about Libya.

"Can you get us a copy of Bernard Henri-Levi's (sic) film about Libya. I think Harvey made it and it showed at Cannes last spring," the then secretary of state wrote to her trusted friend and confidant Huma Abedin at 5:50 am on September 11, 2012 [hours before the attack on Benghazi]...

...The request to Abedin was among 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday out of 30,000 that Clinton has turned over after revealing that during her 2009-2013 tenure she had used a private server and email address... they offer a small, but unprecedented insight into Clinton's personal life, her daily work at the Department and how she handled the tragedy which caused a convulsion of grief in the close-knit diplomatic community.

A "convulsion of grief in the close-knit diplomatic community"? Yes, in fact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was so grief-stricken that she slept through the presidential intel briefing convened just four days after the attack.

THANKS, OBAMA: Epidemic of MS-13 Gang Busts Reveal Disastrous Results of Executive Amnesty

By Investor's Business Daily
 

Border: Recent busts of murderous MS-13 gangsters put the lie to President Obama's sympathetic amnesty narrative of illegal immigrants as "workers who mow our lawns, make our beds (and) clean out bedpans."

Authorities Wednesday rounded up 37 MS-13 gang members in Charlotte, N.C., on racketeering conspiracy charges, along with charges of murder, attempted murder and firearms violations. All of them are illegal aliens from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Several are round-trippers — illegals who broke in once, committed crimes, got deported and broke back into the U.S. — proving that our border is porous and unsecured.

Charlotte police discovered the rat's nest of foreign gangsters after some of them started shooting up local nightclubs and bars.

Reading the indictment, much of the money these immigrant hoods raise from illegal gang activity is wired back to El Salvador to arrange for even more gangsters to come across the border.

The funds are wired back to Central America through remittances that Obama has made cheaper and easier for illegals to send through new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules on banks.

YES, REALLY: Obama Says Iran Won’t Be More Dangerous with an Extra $150 Billion Dollars

By Daniel Greenfield

The Goldberg interview with Obama reads like a conversation with an idiot. Actually make that two idiots, both of whom are also compulsive liars.

One of the highlights of their insane exchange is when Obama tries to insist that Iran won’t be more dangerous if it gets another $150 billion.

Obama: The question is, if Iran has $150 billion parked outside the country, does the IRGC automatically get $150 billion? Does that $150 billion then translate by orders of magnitude into their capacity to project power throughout the region?

So Obama brings out the math, and by math, I mean specious arguments and assorted distractions.

“And that is what we contest, because when you look at the math, first of all they’re going to have to deliver on their obligations under any agreement, which would take a certain period of time. Then there are the mechanics of unwinding the existing restraints they have on getting that money, which takes a certain amount of time.”

Which matters to Obama because he wants it to happen when he isn’t on the hook for it, but doesn’t help anything. Well it helps him avoid responsibility.

Larwyn's Linx: Hillary's Real Benghazi Problem

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Nation

Hillary's Real Benghazi Problem: John Hinderaker
Hillary claim she used only one email address while at State? Another lie: GWP
The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races: Moe Lane

Senate Decepticons Advance Trade Deal Giving Obama New Powers: Treehouse
Night of the Republican Suicide: BPR
Democrats Sent Out This Tweet for Memorial Day Weekend: Michael Hausam

Cheryl Mills Had a "Come to" Jesus Meeting on Benghazi: Ace
Christie Dead Wrong About Spying: Rick Jensen
Minnesota Somali Muslim Joined ISIS, Vowed to 'Spit on America' at Border: Geller

IS claims it is ‘infinitely’ closer to nuking US: Times of Israel
Goldberg Absolutely Nails it on Hillary: DTG
Can Hillary Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democrat Turnout?: Michael Barone

Economy

No biggie: Your Obamacare premiums are going up. Way up in some cases.: Jazz Shaw
Immigration: Is This The Breaking Point?: Peter Brimelow
ACLU Wages Total Lawfare on Poor PA Town Trying to Stem Illegal Wave: Margaret H. Roberts

Scandal Central

Hillary Deliberately Caused Delay Of Email Release By Submitting Only Paper Copies: Eileen McGann
NYC Demands Sharpton’s Daughter Preserve Incriminating Hiking Pictures: WZ
Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization: Teri Robinson

Climate & Energy

EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock: Phil Kerpen
It’s The Summer Of Cli-Fi: Cove
Why It’s So Hard to Convince Warmists: WUWT

Media

Credit Where Credit Is Due: R.S. McCain
We Need to Become America Again: John Velisek
New SooperVideo! Why All Latinos Should Be Conservatives Explained in Just 2 Minutes: Sooper

Hey media: A very bad week for black lives in Baltimore (and gay rights in the Middle East): Silvio Canto, Jr.
‘Pathetic’: AP runs cover for Dems scrambling to repair ‘deceptive’ Obamacare: Twitchy
Actor Chris Pratt’s Take on Any Grievances he may cause Liberals in the Future: John S. Roberts

Hollywood's Hillaryphobia: Mark Steyn
PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor: Breitbart
Reporter to Harf: Do You All Feel Like Clinton Campaign Surrogates When Defending Her Private Emails?: WFB

World

Attention Feminists, Leftists, and anti-Zionists – You’re On the Wrong Side: iOTWreport
ISIS Prices Michelle Obama’s Worth In “Slave Market” They Promise To Bring To West: $40: WZ
Three ways China and the U.S. could go to war: Michael Auslin

Poll: 80% of Muslims Support ISIS Conquests in Syria & Iraq: GWP
Leaked Jihadist Text Book Teaches ISIS Terrorists How To Infiltrate America: Shoebat
Obama: No, Iran Won’t Be More Dangerous with $150 Billion Dollars: Daniel Greenfield

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry: WSJ
New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City: Kristin Romey, National Geographic
The Establishment Has Already Acknowledged A Lost Race of Giants - Part 1: Ancient Origins

Cornucopia

20 First Photos from the History of Photography: Michael Archambault
Hold the Popcorn: Hillary’s Best Emails Are Still In The Can: MOTUS
Elderly Politician Forgets Where She Is: Glob

Image: ISIS Prices Michelle Obama’s Worth In “Slave Market” They Promise To Bring To West: $40
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QOTD: "Senators are forced to go into a classified viewing room in order to read the full text of the [TPP Trade Agreement] document, but are not allowed to bring in key staff or take notes on what is included in the bill text. Not only this, but as you would assume for classified documents, elected officials are unable to speak to anyone without proper security clearance about the specific details of the trade negotiations without suffering potential criminal legal ramifications.

This becomes a serious issue when dealing with complicated and technical negotiations regarding the largest trade deal in American history. It also raises serious questions about the legislative process and democracy generally when the public is unable to view the content of a bill introduced in Congress, but foreign government officials and private corporations are." --Stephen Benavides

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Hear a Strange Echo: Iran Tells Israel to Give Up The Nukes, Then Obama Tells Israel Give up Nukes

By Sara Noble

The Obama administration likes to help Iran out on the nuclear issue. In the end, we will have Obama’s legacy.

On Monday, Iran demanded Israel give up their nuclear weapons, saying that failure to do so could kill the Mideast nuclear ban initiative. Coincidentally, on Thursday, the U.S. pressed Israel to get rid of their nukes because it would bring other nations into discussions on the matter.

Israel National News: US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes

Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, held talks in Israel with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free on Thursday.

The State Department confirmed Countryman’s visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter.

This is while our allies and other terrorist nations including ISIS are seeking nuclear weapons.

Fars News Agency: Iran leads calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons

Iran on Monday led calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as a major conference got underway on advancing prospects for a nuclear-free world.

The Disarmament Conference in New York has come and gone (ended May 22), while Western diplomats claim proposals could torpedo the process and push Israel to walk away!

Failure to reach an agreement on the issue could kill the Mideast nuclear ban initiative. The developing nations say the UN should convene another conference on a regional ban of nuclear weapons. They also demand Israel immediately join the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty).

It is clear that Obama and Iran seek the same goal: not a nuclear-free Middle East, but an Israel-free Middle East.

 
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
 

BOLTON: Released Emails Prove Hillary Culpable in Terror Killings of Americans in Benghazi

It's still startling when a few courageous individuals dare to speak truth to power. Ambassador John Bolton is one such :

I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli and Benghazi was very precarious. The country’s government had fallen apart—that the threat from terrorist attacks was high and that our people were very concerned about it.

Now you’ll recall in her limited public appearances to date that she has said, you know, I don’t get involved in that security stuff, you know, I have people that do that. Well I have to say when I heard that I was stunned. I’ve worked for six different secretaries of state, everyone of them coming from very different backgrounds, every one of them cared about the safety of the Americans who worked for them in the State Department. And not one of them would have missed the danger that our diplomats in Libya faced. And this was called to her attention repeatedly and she didn’t do anything about it. So When we ask the question, who is responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, there is a very clear answer. It was Hillary Clinton.

She said she didn’t know the security situation in Libya , these documents alone, these are the first documents, it’s only going to get worse after this, after the other documents come out, but these documents alone, we know she was advised repeatedly about how dangerous it was.

Of course, anyone could have arrived at the same conclusion years ago if he or she had read "DAMNING: The Complete Benghazi Timeline Spreadsheet", which was first published in 2013.
 
 

CONTROLLING THE LANGUAGE: How Progressives Stifle Dissent

By Richard Larsen

Ever since the junior senator from Illinois announced his candidacy for the presidency eight years ago, those who have criticized his politics and his ideology have been pummeled with a charge of “racism.” It’s been the perfunctory, knee-jerk response – devoid of intellectual integrity or factual relevance – to avoid the substantive issues, while attempting to simultaneously stifle dissent and silence critics. And it’s clear from early indications with regard to the 2016 presidential race, that the same modus operandi will be employed against those critical of Hillary Clinton. Only this time it will be gender based – the charge of sexism.

During the Obama tenure, the charge of “racist” has been unavoidable to any who were critical of the president. Whether it was criticism of Obamacare, lack of transparency, fiscal profligacy, inscrutable foreign policy, class-envy fomentation, and anti-capitalist policies, it didn’t matter. Regardless of the logic, data, facts, or strength of argument, if you opposed the administration policies and initiatives, you were a racist. At least according to the sycophants, who were either oblivious to logic, data, or facts, and had an empty logical quiver from which to fire back with anything except blanks.

And what’s pathetic, from a free speech, open discourse, and cogent political discourse perspective, is that it worked. The millions of Americans who flocked to Tea Party rallies, Glenn Beck confabs, and other conservative functions, were successfully labeled “racists” because of their opposition to the liberal, destructive policies of the administration. It didn’t matter what color, race, creed, or socio-economic status they hailed from, they were all racists.

For some reason, the fact that the policies propounded and foisted on the nation the past six years are not race-based seems lost on the vapid purveyors of the “racist” tactic. Big government, massive debt, onerous regulations, expansive government control, and the concomitant loss of personal liberty are naturally opposed not because they might be advanced by someone of a certain color, ethnic background, or native language. They’re opposed because they’re antithetical to the founding principles of our republic! It matters not who is foisting the destructive policies and ideology on the nation; it matters that they’re distinctly anti-American. Conservative Ben Carson’s current lead in the crowded GOP primary race underscores that fact.

NEW EMAILS CONFIRM: Hillary Lied to Congress; Fully Aware of Terror Risks in Benghazi Months Before Attack

By Sharyl Attkisson

Newly reported emails indicate Hillary Clinton was personally made aware of security dangers in the months leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. That’s according to the House Benghazi Committee, which has obtained 300 long-sought emails from the State Department among tens of thousands under subpoena.

The Benghazi Committee says there are a number of emails in which State Department personnel specifically passed along security issues to Clinton in 2011 and 2012 before the attacks. An August 2012 email to then-Secretary of State Clinton from one of her top aides, Jake Sullivan, referred to “some warning signs” regarding the deteriorating security situation.

Clinton has long denied being in the loop about mounting dangers in Benghazi and her agency’s rejection of security requests from U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attacks. Though Clinton was sent multiple cables about security prior to the assaults, she explained that she got far too many to read.

“They are all addressed to me,” Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January 2013. “They do not all come to me. They are reported through the bureaucracy.”

The newly reported emails differ from the cables in that they were sent directly to Clinton’s personal email server and, in some cases, were from one of her top aides.

NEWS OF THE FUTURE: Third Edition

Springer writes: "Obama tells the Coast Guard that not believing the global climate scam is a "dereliction of duty". So I guess now he can not only tell us what to say, he can tell us what we're allowed to think. Hey Obama... guess what I'm thinking."
 
 
Read more at Springer's Blog.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Scenes From the Decadent Period of the Dying American Republic

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Nation

Scenes From the Decadent Period of the Dying American Republic: Ace
White House: Go Ask The FBI About Hillary’s Classified Emails: Chuck Ross
Baltimore Policing Now Resembles Counter-Insurgency: James Kirkpatrick

State Dept. Makes Curious Redaction in Hillary Email: Stephen F. Hayes
At DC Synagogue President Obama Delivered Nothing But Empty Words: Lid
Post Riot Baltimore Shootings Skyrocket 70%; Murder Rate Up 42%: Treehouse

Drudge Unleashes on Secret Trade Bill Giving Obama More Power: Sara Noble
Obama & McConnell work together to pass Fast Track TPA bill: Jenny North
Senate adjourns with no clear path forward on Patriot Act: Julian Hattem, The Hill

Economy

Democrats Seek Pell Grants for Inmates at Expense of Law Abiding: Steven Ahle
U.S. Gives $7 Billion in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”: Judicial Watch
Illinois University Presidents Live in Fantasy World of Lavish Perks: David Ticzon

Scandal Central

New Hillary Emails Confirm She Received Classified Info on Private Email : Blaze
Hillary Was Pushing For Tax Breaks To Benefit Clinton Library Donors: Lid
Clinton Foundation Had $26M In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose: Doug Mataconis

New Emails Show Hillary Was Warned About Benghazi Attack Year Before 9/11/12: Lid
Video: Obama and the Child Molester: Declan Finn
In Secret Email Account Hillary Didn't Even Get Chris Stevens’ Name Right: RWN

Media

A Memorial Weekend Review for Election 2016: Roger L. Simon
Louie Gohmert and other Texas congressmen to endorse Ted Cruz’s 2016 bid: RawStory
Ted Cruz Obliterates Pro-Gay Questioner: Cheryl Chumley

World

The Migratory Invasion of Europe: David Solway
Iranian negotiations become liberals’ nightmare: Jennifer Rubin
Jihadi bride: “I rejoiced when we had our first sex slave”: Robert Spencer

Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS Exposed by Raymond Ibrahim: Robert Spencer
Islamic State asserts responsibility for Shiite mosque blast in Saudi Arabia: WaPo
UN envoy ‘sickened’ by rampant IS sexual violence: Times of Israel

Hotovely Tells Foreign Ministry to Quote Torah to the World: Arutz Sheva
Masked Mexican Explains Why All Latinos Should Be Conservative in Just 2 Minutes: Scoop
42 cartel members dead in THREE HOUR bloody siege against federal troops : Daliy Mail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Anonabox Review: A Beginners’ Insight: Christopher Seward
Bizarre Nasty Star is Being Devoured by its Companion: Maddie Stone
Nasdaq Signals Confidence in Bitcoin, Not Just the Blockchain: Sarah Todd

Cornucopia

How Hillary’s book is displayed at this D.C. bookstore is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight: Twitchy
Turkey's Erdogan Confirmed To Be A Part Of A Strange Homosexual Cult?: Walid Shoebat
Cancer claims life of teen 19 days after Sen'Derrick Marks escorts her to prom: Mark Inabinett

Image: Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working
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QOTD: "During a press briefing on Friday, White House press secretary Joshua Earnest said that reporters should ask the FBI about what led the agency to retroactively classify some of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The State Department released 296 pages of Clinton’s emails related to Libya and Benghazi on Friday. The Associated Press reported shortly after the release that some of the emails had been classified only recently. Clinton and the State Department have maintained that she did not send or receive classified documents on her private email account.

Asked about the classified documents, Earnest twice referred reporters to the FBI, which made the determination to classify some of Clinton’s records." --Chuck Ross