Saturday, August 20, 2016

Work Harder Or Dole? Bernard Lewis Turns 100. Obama's Military - Will They Be Able To Fight Their Way Out Of A Paper Bag?


There are actually four boxes that help keep us free:
The soap box,
The ballot box,
The jury box,          
And the cartridge box.
Steal for a long time then quit in order to give the appearance of being clean.

We have tolerated the Clinton's for over 35 years.  We have looked the other way, we have allowed them to get off the hook and, more recently, we allowed them to escape jail. Their failed indictment and their being allowed to rise above the law is actually an indictment against our evolving contemporary values, is a reflection of public indifference and, if continued, will simply become one more reason for our Republic's decline.

Corruption has crept into virtually every facet of our lives and institutions.  We are far more likely to rot from within than succumb to external forces though the former could eventually lead to the other as China expands, Russia challenges and Iran and N Korea extend and perfect their nuclear capabilities.

Trump is the only candidate who has been willing to touch the third rail.  He has done so in ways that have cost him mightily because  of his personality and style of speaking but he is due credit for sensing and articulating our deteriorating domestic circumstances, ie. addiction to drugs and alcoholism, opiod abuse, gang membership, family breakdown, mental illness, brittle communities, distrustful citizens, a corroded culture, growing racial divide, mountains of deficits spawned by unrestrained spending in the mistaken belief every unsolved problem is because of lack of funding, collapsing education and curriculum's driven by a PC culture among many others. 

Hillary offers more tunnel vision and the embrace of old and failed attempts. Very little she says has a ring of sincerity because we have heard it all before and she adjusts according to the audience. Her record of achievements is barer than Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.

The current president seems to have decided he will coast and leave his predecessor with a mountain of problems and unpaid bills which, like pigeons, will come home to roost and will, again like pigeons, leave deposits on the Oval Office Desk beyond any future president's ability to wipe clean.

Some of these problem he inherited and made worse, most he created because of his misguided beliefs, lack of sound judgement and narcissistic personality.

America is in a mess, the king is naked and all Obama seems capable of is gnawing at his own tail between his legs.

Though Trump remains an unknown quantity he still is preferable to his opponent.

Trump has not failed as Hillary has in terms of government service.  Trump has not used an elected office to enrich himself as Hillary has.  Trump has not lied to Americans for over 30 plus years as The Clinton's have and Trump, at least, has proven Capitalism works and Hillary never built anything that employed anyone. (If memory serves me correctly according to Obama only government creates.)

As Trump corrects course and allows himself the luxury of being consistent, on message, more adult like perhaps he can resuscitate both himself and his candidacy.

Eight years of Obama has been a chilling experience and the prospect of Hillary's election is even more depressing.
(See 1 below.)

   In  Florida , an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days.  He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days.  The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days. 

   The case was brought before a judge.  After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"
   The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying,
"Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case?  The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others.
  The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..."
   The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant." 
   The lawyer said," Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists." 
   The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool’s Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.'  Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore,
April 1st is his day.

Court is adjourned..."
A man Obama should have listened to just turned 100. Bernard Lewis could have helped Obama but when you are the smartest person in the room, when you have convinced yourself you know more than anyone else and when you enjoy playing with your brains who needs to listen to the likes of Lewis?  (See 2 below.)
Trump has posed a rational question to black voters! In essence he told them when you have been consistently raped and lied to by Democrats why not try something else like voting for me?

The problem could be black voters might not be smart enough to understand what Trump said and/or perhaps they have become so accustomed to what the Democrats have done to them they are no longer capable of believing there is another way out of their morass.  Or worse, perhaps they find rape and dole preferable to jobs and a better future.

When you have been abused, lied to and taken advantage of for so long, your spirit can be crushed and you become distrustful of any challenge that speaks of betterment. (See 3 below.)
This video is only for Jews, those liberal Jews who distrust Trump and cannot unwean themselves off the liberal Kool Aid they have been slurping up for decades.
Welcome to Obama's military.  Hope they respond better than the sailors who were taken in by Iran recently: html

Now the Clinton's Tell Us

The family foundation has done its job. Now they can pretend to honor ethical limits.

Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative America, a part of The Clinton Foundation, in Denver on June 10, 2015.ENLARGE
Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative America, a part of The Clinton Foundation, in Denver on June 10, 2015. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
After years of claiming that the Clinton Foundation poses no ethical conflicts for Bill and Hillary or the U.S. government, Bill Clinton now admits the truth—sort of. If his wife becomes President, he says the Super PAC masquerading as a charity won’t accept foreign or corporate contributions. Bill will also resign from the foundation board, and Chelsea will stop raising money for it.
Now they tell us.
If such fund-raising poses a problem when she’s President, why didn’t it when she was Secretary of State or while she is running for President? The answer is that it did and does, and they know it, but the foundation was too important to their political futures to give it up until the dynastic couple were headed back to the Oval Office. Now that Hillary is running ahead of Donald Trump, Bill can graciously accept new restrictions on their pay-to-play politics.
Bill must be having a good laugh over this one. The foundation served for years as a conduit for corporate and foreign cash to burnish the Clinton image, pay for their travel expenses for speeches and foreign trips, and employ their coterie in between campaigns or government gigs. Donors could give as much as they wanted because the foundation is a “charity.”
President Obama may have banished Sidney Blumenthal from the State Department, but Bill could stash his conspiratorial pal at the foundation, keeping him on the family payroll while Sid flooded Hillary with foreign-policy advice. Her private email server was supposed to hide their email traffic—until that gambit was exposed last year. But FBI Director James Comey let Hillary off the hook on the emails, and he declined to investigate the foundation, so it looks like they’re home free.
By now the corporate and foreign cash has already been delivered, in anticipation that Hillary Clinton could become the next President. So now it’s the better part of political prudence to claim the ethical high ground.
If you choose to believe or have a short memory. Readers may recall that the foundation promised the White House when Mrs. Clinton became Secretary of State that the foundation would restrict foreign donations and get approval from the State Department.
It turned out the foundation violated that pledge, specifically when accepting $500,000 from Algeria. The foundation also agreed to disclose donor names but failed to do so for more than 1,000 foreign donors until the failure was exposed by press reports.
You also have to suspend disbelief that the foundation won’t live on as a Clinton political vehicle. Even if Bill and Chelsea take eight years off, the Clinton entourage appears to be taking no such vow. That would let friends and retainers continue to solicit donors and keep the joint running until the First Couple can return in 2025.
As an ethical matter, is a donation solicited by long-time Clinton body woman Cheryl Mills different than one solicited by Bill? Even in a smaller, more restricted form under these new donation limits, the foundation will continue to operate as a campaign-in-waiting for a future Senator Chelsea Clinton.
If the Clinton's were serious about their new ethical virtue, they wouldn’t merely limit donations. They’d shut the foundation down. The inherent conflict of interest in keeping it running has even some Democrats, such as former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell,calling for exactly that. Mr. Rendell is old enough to recall the 1990s and that if there’s an ethical temptation anywhere, the Clinton's will find it and compromise Hillary’s Presidency.
Far from offering some new clean ethical slate, this latest foundation gambit ought to be a warning about a third Clinton term. Protected by Democrats and a press corps desperate to beat Donald Trump, the Clinton's really do think they can get away with anything.
2) A Middle East Studies Legend Turns 100

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