Are Democrats Trying to Dump “Crooked Hillary?”

2016 May 26
by bc3b

The polls and the news have not been kind to Hillary Clinton lately. Polls show that Donald Trump is either tied or leading Hillary . The State Department Inspector General’s report released earlier this week was highly critical of Hillary and close members of her former State Department team for disregarding established rules and using a personal email server.

The liberal media has always been fans of the Clintons. Many veteran “journalists” were looking forward to a second Clinton presidency. They did a great job of covering up Benghazi, the email scandal and other Hillary foibles, They were sure that Bill Clinton would be Hillary’s greatest weapon but Donald Trump destroyed that hope by attacking the Clintons by highlighting the former President’s many affairs.

Perhaps the left has finally come to the conclusion that Hillary Clinton has too much going against her to win – her record at the State Department, personal appearance, personality, unpopularity with men, etc. She is 68 years old and looks every day ofit. She isn’t quick on her feet. They just may be trying to force her out before the 2016 general election campaign begins. And, they probably aren’t that comfortable with “Crazy Bernie.”

Perhaps the first sign the Democrats may be trying to force Hillary out is a highly critical editorial in the Washington Post, an unofficial propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and paper that has assigned 20 reporters full-time to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.

The Democratic Party is known for using its friends in the media to do its dirty work. Just as the Democratic Party used George Stephanopoulos to launch the “war on women” attack, it may have realized that Trump can beat Hillary like a rented mule and is using the liberal media to force her to step down as quickly as possible.

HILLARY CLINTON’S use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has been justifiably criticized as an error of judgment. What the new report from the State Department inspector general makes clear is that it also was not a casual oversight. Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.

The 83-page report declares that “beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2011,” the department revised its Foreign Affairs Manual and “issued various memoranda specifically discussing the obligation to use Department systems in most circumstances and identifying the risks of not doing so.” Ms. Clinton didn’t.

During her tenure, State Department employees were told that they were expected to use approved, secure methods to transmit information that was sensitive but unclassified, or SBU. If they needed to transmit SBU information outside the department’s network, they were told to ask information specialists for help. The report said there is no evidence that Ms. Clinton ever asked, “despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information that was marked as SBU.” On June 28, 2011, a cable was sent to all diplomatic and consular posts over her signature warning that personal email accounts could be compromised and officials should “avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts.” At the time, Ms. Clinton was doing exactly that.

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The department’s email technology was archaic. Other staffers also used personal email, as did Secretary Colin Powell (2001-2005), without preserving the records. But there is no excuse for the way Ms. Clinton breezed through all the warnings and notifications. While not illegal behavior, it was disturbingly unmindful of the rules. In the middle of the presidential campaign, we urge the FBI to finish its own investigation soon, so all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.

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If they didn’t want Hillary out, why would the Washington Post Editorial Board be calling for the FBI to complete its investigation soon?

Hat tip: Washington Post

Donald Trump has made “Crooked Hillary” a target rich environment.

Try Rioting (or Being Illegal) in Mexico

2016 May 25
by bc3b

Last night in Albuquerque there was a mixture of non-Hispanic leftists and probably more Latinos based on the abundance of Mexican flags and scarcity of US flags. Some of the rioters were undoubtedly illegal aliens who “came out of the shadows” for the night to create mayhem.

They were protesting Donald Trump’s immigration policies – curtailing illegal immigration, enforcing the nation’s immigration laws and building a wall on the border to slow illegal immigration.

While the rioters believe Trump’s immigration policies are bigoted and draconian, they are actually quite humane compared to Mexico’s immigration laws.

Mexico already has constructed a wall of its southern border to present illegal immigrants from poorer Central American countries.

Mexico does a great job or managing immigration, know who is in the country – citizens and foreigners and policing their activities.

The country also has strict immigration laws which are. Its laws are rigorously enforced. Mexico also has requirements regarding immigrants/visitors, ensuring they are:

  • in the country legally
  • have the means to sustain themselves economically
  • not destined to be a burden on society
  • of economic and social benefit to society
  • of good character and have no criminal records and
  • contributors to the general well-being of the nation

The law also ensures that:

  • immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor
  • foreign visitors do not violate their visa status
  • foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics
  • foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported
  • foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported
  • those who aid in illegal immigration will be imprisoned

Mexico doesn’t want immigrants who are single mothers with four children and are looking for government assistance or uneducated unskilled peasants. There is no Section 8 housing allowance. Hospital emergency rooms aren’t forced to treat indigent immigrants. There are no Earned Income Credits for children of immigrants in foreign countries.

Actually, Mexico takes a common sense view of immigration … one that the United States or any country that wants to preserve its heritage and culture and advance as a nation should adopt.

The problem with Mexico is its sheer hypocrisy. While it has some of the world’s strictest immigration laws, it works to export its underclass to the United States, tells these people they will always be citizens of Mexico first (even if they become US citizens) and screams discrimination and racism when the US attempts to enforce its immigration laws.

Last night’s rioters should try rioting (or being illegal) with US flags in Mexico.

May 24 Primary Open Thread

2016 May 24
by bc3b

    

  

Since we only have a primary in one state, a couple Sea-Gals showed up to keep the beauty queens company.

Training Young Refugees to Build and Fly Drones … What Could Go Wrong?

2016 May 24
by bc3b

The Department of Labor is spending $2-million on a program to teach teenage refugees (primarily Muslim boys because that seems to be all that comes to the United States) to build drones as part of a summer education program. The thought is to give them experience and an interest in the fast-growing drone industry. Utica, NY was targeted for this program because 1 in 6 Uticans is a refugee.

This is wrong on so many fronts. Teaching young Muslim males to build drones and encouraging them to become interested in the drone industry – I’m not even going to go there. But, you can bet that if 1 in 6 people in Utica is a refugee, the area has potential for radical Islam,

Why spend $2 million on summer jobs for teenage refugees instead on US citizens? There are plenty of US citizens who would be interested in a program like this and unemployment among black teens is at record levels.

Once again, as it usually does, the federal government is putting the interest of foreigners above the good of US citizens.

The Department of Labor has awarded Utica, New York, $2 million to teach young refugees how to build drones as part of a summer jobs program.

About 400 teenage refugee students living in the city will get part-time summer jobs through the program, as well as tutoring in English and Math. Those who demonstrate academic competence will then take part in a year-long drone building challenge during the school year, as the work and tutoring continues.

The 14- and 15-year-old refugee students will learn how to design a drone and then construct their own model using the lab of the local Mohawk Valley Community College, which has an award-winning drone studies program.

“It was just a population we chose to target,” Alice Savino, executive director of the area Workforce Development Board that applied for the grant, told The Daily Caller News Foundation, speaking to the decision to direct the funds specifically to refugees. “These kids are here, and they need help.”

The drone component of the program is designed to prime some of the refugees for potential work in the drone industry, she said, because of a local market created by businesses that are testing drones at a nearby U.S. Air Force base near the city.

“The prime focus will be refugee youth in the city,” the grant application abstract reads. “About 1 in 6 Uticans is a refugee from another nation. State data shows this group has the highest dropout rate, lowest college-ready rate in the city.”

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Hat tip: Daily Caller

What better way to prepare little Mohammad for a career in ISIS than by teaching him to build and fly drones … not that any refugees in the US would ever join ISIS?

Stronger Together: Hillary Retooling Again

2016 May 23
by bc3b

Now trailing Donald Trump in the Real Clear Politics poll average, Hillary Clinton has decided it’s time for desperate measures like retooling her campaign theme to Stronger Together.

The goal apparently is to come up with a “feel good” approach to distance herself from that mean old xenophobic bigot Donald Trump.

But, are we really “stronger together” with tens of millions of illegal immigrants sucking up welfare dollars or tens of thousands of Muslim refugees who are permitted to enter the country virtually unvetted who may be terrorist sympathizers carrying diseases that have barely existed in the US for the past 50 years and who are immediately eligible for full welfare benefits?

Hillary had been using the slogan “I’m with Her” until she discovered no one was.

Hillary Clinton famously handed the Russians a red “reset” button when she took the helm as secretary of state. Now, she’s hitting that same button on her campaign message – unveiling a new slogan as she struggles to simultaneously heal divisions in the party and take on a surging Donald Trump.

That slogan? “Stronger Together.”

The Democratic presidential front-runner repeatedly used that phrase in a weekend interview, when asked to explain her campaign’s “big idea.”

“Look, we are stronger together. We are stronger together in facing our internal challenges and our external ones. We are stronger together if we work to improve the economy,” Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

She repeated the phrase five times, while also acknowledging that “slogans come and go and all the rest of it.”

For Clinton, several have come and gone.

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Hat tip: Fox News

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Does Target Have a Death Wish?

2016 May 23
by bc3b

First it was the data breech that exposed millions to credit card fraud. Next it was the transgendered restroom and changing room policy that alienated millions of its customers. Now Target is suing a hero who may have saved a teenage girls life when she was attacked in a Target store.

Despite his heroic effort to fight off a knife-wielding attacker from a then-16-year-old girl, Target is suing a man who stopped a stabbing in one of their Pittsburgh-area stores.

Michael Turner, 50, was at the big box chain’s location in East Liberty when he confronted attacker Leon Walls, 44, and wrestled him away from his victim Allison Meadows.

Walls had rushed into the Target and was pursued by a group of men including Turner before he grabbed the teenage girl as a hostage and stabbed her twice before the dramatic intervention.

Turner is now speaking out after (Target) blamed him and the other men for the attack.

The attacker was found guilty last month of charges including attempted homicide for the March 2013 incident, though was also found mentally ill.

Video surveillance of the event showed Meadows’s mother looking on in horror as her daughter was taken near the store’s checkout line.

A group of bystanders including Turner and his friends were able to rush at Walls and take him down, preventing any more harm to the teen.

Police arrived and used pepper spray to take the stabbing suspect into custody.

However, Target says Turner and his friends caused ‘unreasonable risk of harm to others’ when they pursued and ultimately helped capture the attacker.

The company claims in its suit that the pursuit of Walls led to Meadows’s stabbing, according to WTAE.

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A lawyer for Meadows, who was visiting the Pittsburgh area from Tennessee and recovered after time in a local hospital, also took issue with the suit and said that her family was thankful that Turner was in the store.

‘We have sued Target, because they failed to keep Allison safe. Suing Michael Turner is just Target’s way of trying to blame someone else for what happened under their own roof,’ Meadows’s lawyer said.

‘The family certainly doesn’t blame Mr. Turner, and they are thankful he was there that day.’

Meadows, now 18, is now heading to college in Tennessee and will play softball this fall.

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Hat tip: Daily Mail (UK)

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