sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Amid all the Madness

Yes, things are nuts politically. 

We now know that the Clinton Foundation used charitable funds to pay for Chelsea's $3 million wedding that the Obamas were not invited to. I have speculated that the First Family were likely to steal the silverware - and Wikileaks suggests that might have been the case. Michelle has been known to walk off with silver forks and spoons jingling in her purse.

Is that an appropriate use of charitable funds? It is if charity begins at home. The IRS regs will be set aside if Hillary is elected. That's true of most laws these days -- but only if you write a large enough check - or deliver the cash in a large trash bag. The Clintons aren't picky.

FBI Director Comey sold out (again) and one can only hope that he got more money from this sell out than he did for the last one. I swear, the FBI doesn't stay bought for very long.

->  Breaking news (tomorrow on this blog) regarding a rumor of Comey's replacement should Clinton win the election on Tuesday.

The Clinton maid story has been more like dog bites man than the other way around. It's not getting a lot of traction with anyone outside of bloggers or the NY Post. The question better put is who DIDN'T have access to the classified information at the Clinton residence. The Chinese and the Russians clearly had access to the server (likely so did the Israelis who like to keep tabs on things).

Human Interest Segment

This one goes out to Murphy's Law down in New Orleans.

Another Hillary Fumble

The New York Post broke the story of Clinton's maid handling top secret material. I didn't believe it at first, but that was just a gut reaction. When you think about it, what's not to believe? It's consistent behavior.
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material. 
In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used. 
Clinton entrusted far more than the care of her DC residence, known as Whitehaven, to Santos. She expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets, further opening the Democratic presidential nominee to criticism that she played fast and loose with national security.
She must be driven by pure hubris. What else would cause Hillary (former Senator) to play so fast and loose with classified material. And she calls Donald Trump dangerous - right Hillary. 

I haven't heard whether Hillary has reconciled with her (possibly former) lover, Huma Weiner, wife of disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, or not. It may depend on the outcome of the FBI investigation - and whether or not Hillary wins the election. 

Speculation that husband Slick Willy would have a heart attack following Hillary's inauguration and Huma Weiner would become Huma Weiner Clinton (the first partner), may need to be placed on hold. A loss in two days, may save Bill's life. Of course, he'll need to go into exile in Qatar, but he will do so very much alive. The question of Huma's departure from the US to join her life partner and boss in her Middle Eastern homeland is still a hanging chad.

The editorial staff at Virtual Mirage called the Hillary Clinton Headquarters in Ventura, California to get a reaction from the workers there. "Sue", delegated to handle the press, told our (rabid) inquisitor:

SUE: "Rumors like the one about the maid handling classified material are unfounded. Have you heard the maid tell her side of the story (on MSNBC)?" 

VM: No, why is that?

SUE: "Because they are only rumors and beneath my dignity to comment on. We are confident that in two days Hillary Clinton will be elected as the first woman president of the United States, and that's all I have to say on the matter."

VM: Thanks, Sue. Are you willing to speculate about Clinton's impeachment hearings should she win -- for the record?


Hillary Clinton is many things - petty, nasty, vindictive, imperious, personally unclean, repellant, cunning, and ambitious. Those characteristics appeal to the Democrat Party. She is also very very reckless and sloppy in her work. Those characteristics don't bode well for a national leader.

Sunday Sermonette (rant)

I didn't grow up rich, but for me, there was always a pathway through life, and when I bumped into an obstacle, I crawled over it sometimes. Other times I walked around it. As with many of you, I went into the military. That was before it was social justice/tranny friendly and you could swear and spit if needed. Combat didn't frighten me because I was bullet proof - and as it turns out, I was. But there were others who were not. 

But I digress. The point is that there was always something out there to try, and there was opportunity. Speaking of young people, I don't see much of that today. Good jobs are very hard to find and the notion of changing jobs because you have an itch to try something else isn't something that you'd want to do. Most folks are clinging by their fingernails, hoping that the other shoe won't drop.

Social Justice in lending during the Bush Years and endless, worthless, Middle East wars along with vast hand-outs to buy votes have beggared the nation. We have a larger national debt under Obama than under every single president that came before him - combined.  Everyone I speak to talks of business being off 20% or 30% with no way to make up the loss. Retail is tenuous at best. Costco seems to be doing well but even they have seen serious dips because of the economy. Add to that, a burning desire among the progs to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr and there is an even bigger problem.

Do I hear an amen? This is a sermonette, after all...

Today, on a daily basis, Americans needs to turn to WikiLeaks to learn what the fourth estate is covering up. Imagine that twenty or thirty years ago? There is more truth on the pages of the foreign press than in the American press.

Russia lectures America on the sanctity of human life in the face of an America that is poised to adopt elective abortion up to the moment of birth. Social justice doesn't apply to the most vulnerable among us and the progs are fine with that.

Minorities on college campuses are DEMANDING segregation with equal fervor to their demands for desegregation only a generation ago. They are unable to decide what they want. Brown vs The Board of Education, Topeka, KS remains in effect. But maybe it's time to go back to "separate but equal"? Or is it racist to even discuss it?

Despite massive corruption with evidence that puts the issue far beyond the question of reasonable doubt, Hillary Clinton may be the next president. Election fraud is significant, and there is no requirement that anyone be identified in order to vote. There is no way to insure any election in America is free or fair -- and we look down at third world countries. The ascendence of Hillary feels very much like a tin pot potentate in a third world country.

There are signs along our Southern Border, posted by USGOV, advising citizens that the area has been ceded to drug gangs - and they are to proceed at their own risk. It's a situation that would have been intolerable a decade ago, but it's become how the nation works (or doesn't work) now. Candidate Clinton and SECSTATE Kerry want a border-free America. One can only imagine how much more territory would be in the same status in that situation. The upside is that arms smuggling into the US from Mexico (a place with draconian firearms control laws) would increase the number of military style small arms, land mines, hand grenades and rocket launchers in private inventories. The addition of RPG's to the community inventory would make inviting targets of those up-armored SWAT vehicles and bank vaults.

The country has been mismanaged, often with intent, and our best interests are not seen to. The military has been betrayed. Post 9/11, the CIA was tasked to take down terror networks, then Congress flip/flopped and wanted to see those very people punished for doing what Congress told them to do. The FBI has been racked with political scandal and corruption at the highest levels, and trust in this nations institutions has never been lower since the beginning of the War of Northern Aggression/Civil War. Constituted government has become an adversary to many Americans rather than an enabler and honest broker regulating with common sense and an even hand.

The pathway that people are looking for is a rocky one. Things never remain the same, ever. However the change is disturbing.  California and four other states are looking to make marijuana legal. Prop 64 has widespread support. A lot of people smoke it now. This would legitimize it and would give those lay-abouts who use it now even greater incentive to lay-about, cash their government welfare check, and stay high. I'm not going to argue the merits of drug laws here, but statistics show that the public is not better off with more legal drugs. The cartels, businessmen who are keenly aware of the market, saw this coming and shifted production from c. sativa to opiates. America is awash with heroin as a result. The law of unintended consequences strikes again.

For me the decision to "go Galt" is a natural one, and one that a person who is unafraid of living in the mountains finds appealing. Grinding loneliness can be tempered with an antenna and bandwidth... But I fear for my nation, my countrymen, and my family, who find it more difficult to bunker up than I do.

As to my grandchildren, all I can hope is that I can leave something worthwhile behind.