The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.
AGENT: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.
RANCHER: Well, there's my hired hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $60 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Jack Daniels every night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.
AGENT: That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one.
RANCHER: That would be me.
RANCHER: That would be me.
Let's look at a few facts confronting voters.
Hillary voted for the Iraq War and yesterday, Democrats booed the former Defense Secretary who talked about ISIS, because they oppose going to war even, apparently, in defense of this nation. Are Democrats displaying they have no will to fight Islamic Terrorism?
Hillary was in favor of killing bin Laden and Qaddafi.
These same Democrats want to increase spending on more entitlements like paid college education and Hillary was in favor of our trade policies. These same voters seem to ignore the fact that her behavior, vis a vis the handling of sensitive e mails, is not significant and they still love Obama.
The facts are that the economy is enjoying a pitifully low recovery, the head of the FBI laid out an indicting case but could not bring himself to make the necessary recommendation and, since they are opposed to Trump's ideas on illegal immigration, one would think Democrats do not care about protecting our borders.
The Democrat Party is very pro justice yet Obama and Hillary have been quick to accuse police before the facts and yesterday all 6 police were set free because the Baltimore prosecutor brought a racially motivated case against them without any basis in facts.
Hillary favored The Iran Deal and an overwhelming majority of Americans believe we are decidedly heading in the wrong direction and, specific to Hillary, she is not trusted and has enriched herself while in office with questionable contributions to their foundation.(See 1 below.)
Obviously Democrats who vote for Hillary must ignore and/or overlook Hillary's reputation and past actions that seemingly conflict with their own supposed beliefs and principles.
On the Republican side we have Trump, whose campaign behavior has turned off many of the Party's establishment and they have walked away from their own party's nominee. Trump has no political experience beyond that necessary for a successful businessman dealing with various city halls and unions.
Trump has made boorish comments against a female FOX personality, has said churlish things he is blamed for that are offensive to voters he needs to win over and has defied all orthodox campaign methods yet, remains a strong challenger.
Every time Donald opens his mouth he says something the Democrats jump on and cite, as evidence, Trump does not have the temperament necessary for the presidency. Trump is totally politically incorrect yet, the consequences are the reverse of what you would think. His popularity remains high. Why? I suspect the media and press are seen as the biased protectors of all things Trump voters oppose, ie. their being branded as embracing the 3 G's, political correctness, cuddling various voting sectors with tax payer money, disregard of the threat from Islamist Terrorists, support of open borders etc.
Trump adherents are angry and feel their country has been taken away from them by elitist politicians who promise, failed to deliver and also enriched themselves. They also are disgusted with their political representative's inability to successfully challenge Obama's disregard of the Constitution and allowing laws and legislation to be passed they cannot abide.
Obviously the argument that Hillary is experienced lacks appeal because integrity still seems to be more important. Loving Hillary remains a hard sell.
Democrats accuse Trump of gaining his foreign policy experience by watching television. In truth, if Trump does, he could not be less informed than those who claim to be our experts. Obama lost the entire Middle East and millions are now refugees, Hillary lost Libya and four Americans and our State Department has been clueless regrading most every event involving ISIS, Turkey, Syria etc..
Both candidates are not beloved and seriously flawed. It all boils down to an election which candidate is more capable of reaching the anger and disgust of the most voters and yet, Trump could still lose, even if he wins most votes, because Democrats are favored by the electoral college, have more money, have better organizational skills and have a proven record of stealing elections.
Favoring Trump, the election of Hillary is another 4 years of Obama in a pant suit.
“The real test of a society is its devotion to principles; by this test, most societies have failed miserably. . . . most people are willing to overlook their principles when fear, anger, hate, or self-interest begin pounding in their breasts.”
— Sydney J. Harris, 1917-1986, American journalist, author, drama critic, educator, and syndicated columnist for the Chicago Daily News and, later, theChicago Sun-Times.
Vote for the Supreme Court! Choosing not to vote for the "lesser of two evils," is a vote for the greater of those evils.
By Mark Alexander
Did "Aw Shucks Bill"clear and re-position Hillary? (See 2, 2a and 2b below.)
Did not hear the speakers last night but understand it was more about what was not discussed, ie. ISIS, Middle East, Israel, Iran Deal, Deficit Spending, the economy, Hillary's carelessness and all the things that are on voter's minds but Democrats cannot discuss or fear touching.
Tonight, Hillary has another chance to re-position herself and voter views of her and convince them why she is the best candidate to sit in The Oval Office. She might do so starting with a big apology, she might do so by ignoring her last 25 years or she might do so by being herself. You never know with Hillary because she has so many faces. (See 3 below.)
This from a dear friend and fellow memo reader regarding Trump's possible trap: " Think about it.
If all the 30,000 plus emails were private and not involving national security,
why is the Hillary campaign and surrogates claiming a risk of national security
and espionage if Russia were to turn over the emails to the FBI.
A clever trap.......
corner/438401/trump-got- hillary-admit-her-emails-were- national-security-risk
Excerpt: ".. What the Clinton campaign did next was make a colossal error: The Clinton campaign was quick to respond. Said advisor Jake Sullivan: “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”
As Sean Davis noted, the Clinton camp just walked right into Trump’s trap, whether or not he knew he was setting one. For the past year, Hillary’s defense of her private email server has been that the whole thing was a nothing burger that put no sensitive information at risk."
The guns pulled their own triggers! (See 3a below.)
A dear friend of mine and fellow memo reader, who claims he is a centrist but constantly sends me articles from the NY Times and Washington Post and, is going to vote for Hillary because Mayor Bloomberg did not run, is critical of the fact I have not listened to the Democrat Convention. He accuses me of not wanting to learn.
The truth is, we made dates long before we knew when the Democrat Convention was going to occur However, in the interest of truth and full disclosure, most evenings I do return home early enough to hear the main speaker and will this evening.
So will I learn anything by listening? I doubt it in terms of substance. I expect Hillary will have to avoid telling the truth about her destroyed e mails. I doubt she will explain why she sides with the children of families of blacks killed by police before she knew the facts. ( strange behavior for a lawyer.)
I doubt she will explain why she aligned herself with The Iran Deal. Certainly she will not tell the truth about Benghazi and admit that our relationship with Russia is not what she envisioned when she instituted her reset button policy.
I certainly do not believe she will admit her Party stiffed Bernie. I also do not believe she will reveal why so many companies paid so much to hear her talk and why ,when Sec.of State, a deal to sell 20% or more of our uranium was accomplished with Russian interests and approved by her State Department (the same State Department which disapproved the Keystone Pipeline) and then millions were subsequently contributed to her Foundation from these same sources. (Yet, her party attacks Trump for being in bed with Putin.)
I doubt she will admit unions have ruined education opportunities for black kids nor will she tell me where her policies will differ from Obama's. I doubt she will explain her reluctance to embrace the term Islamist Terrorists. Will I hear her tell me how she is going to pay off our debt after spending more money on welfare transfers? So I ask myself what will I not learn by not listening?
I think, if I listen, I will hear a lot of platitudes and how experienced she is because she has been hanging around D.C for over 25 years. I believe I will hear about what a bad deal America will get by electing Donald Trump because he is against women, blacks and illegal Hispanics and even legal ones and I will hear about how she will heal our divide, which her president has created, and work for the "little people" who her president has done little for besides giving them more food stamps and she will disingenuously attack Wall Street but will praise Socialist Bernie as a visionary.
Finally, I do not care to listen to Hillary tell me all the things Trump will promise and cannot deliver as she makes promises she knows she cannot deliver while reminding me of all the great hope and change Obama promised and also failed to deliver.
Most importantly of all, I will have to listen to her daughter introduce her mother so soon after dinner and after listening to Trump's children so that is not a 'huge' inducement.
Frankly, the more I write the more I am reminded why I will learn very little worth listening to so I will let my wife listen while I watch an HBO movie which I hope is rated R rather than a R rated political address given robtically by Hillary "R" Clinton.
Ex Israeli Defense Minister speaks and U.S. Marines Train in Israel. (See 4 and 4a below.)
Will Clinton Decry Her Own Money Machine?
By Kimberly A. Strassel