Posted by: maboulette | May 31, 2016

TRUMPS BANKRUPCY OF ISSUES


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The sister of Vince Foster condemned Donald Trump Thursday for bringing up a collapsed conspiracy theory regarding her brother’s suicide, calling the GOP nominee’s remarks “beyond contempt.”

Trump in a recent interview with The Washington Post referenced to the extensively discredited theory that Foster, a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton, was actually murdered. Trump called circumstances of Foster’s 1993 death “very fishy.”

“In this interview, Trump crassly, cynically, and recklessly suggested that my brother, Vincent W. Foster Jr., may have been murdered because ‘he had intimate knowledge of what was going on’ and that Hillary Clinton may have somehow played a role in Vince’s death,” Foster’s sister, Sheila Foster Anthony, said in an op-ed that was published Thursday in the POST Thursday. 

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“How wrong. How irresponsible. How cruel,” she wrote.

Five investigations — by the FBI, the Department of Justice, Congress, the U.S. Park Police and two independent investigators — concluded that Foster took his own life after a struggle with clinical depression.

Anthony said in the op-ed that her brother called her a few days before he died and he was battling depression. She gave him the names of three psychiatrists; a list that was later found in his wallet.

“I did not see a suicide coming, yet when I was told that Vince was dead I knew that he had killed himself,” Anthony said in the op-ed. “Never for a minute have I doubted that was what happened.”

She denounced Trump for giving legitimacy to conspiracy theories about Foster’s death by calling the theories “very serious” — even if Trump claimed he was just repeating the questions of others.

“This is scurrilous enough coming from right-wing political operatives who have peddled conspiracy theories about Vince’s death for more than two decades,” Anthony wrote. “How could this be coming from the presumptive Republican nominee for president?”

Anthony said she wrote the op-ed because The Post sought her response. She said she has donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but has not had contact with anyone at the campaign about the decision to speak out.

“For Trump to raise these theories again for political advantage is wrong. I cannot let such craven behavior pass without a response,” she wrote.

Gee Donald can you get any worse – Donald it bring up stuff from 30 years ago.  Discuss something more relative – like jobs, the wall – sure tell you voters how the wall is going to get paid for.   Digging up old stories from 20 to 30 years ago show just how bankrupted of idea you are.  

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com.

Posted by: maboulette | May 30, 2016

GENERAL ELECTION STARTS OUT WITH A TRUMP LIE


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When Donald Trump told Republicans that his campaign had money, it was a lie. In meeting with Senate Republicans, Trump’s campaign privately admitted that they have no money and will not be able to run television ads until after the GOP convention in July.

The Washington Examiner reported:
“Donald Trump’s campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won’t have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months.

The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump’s senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it’s consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states.

“They know that they’re not going to have enough money to be on TV in June and probably most of July, until they actually accept the nomination and get RNC funds, so they plan to just use earned media to compete on the airwaves,” one GOP source familiar with Ma

How can the Republicans  support a man whose whole campaign is based on a lie?  You can found numerous reports of Trump stating he would fund his entire campaign.  But now he is refusing to use his own money.  So, it looks as if what Lying Donald is telling voters is totally different from what is happening behind closed doors in Trump Towers.  His using his own money to fund his campaign was just another lie.  

When Republicans nominated Trump, they believed that they were getting a billionaire who could help the party raise money while throwing his own cash into the pot for his White House bid.

There are many who believe that Trump is laying the ground to blame the RNC if he doesn’t win in November.

What the GOP is stuck with is basically a deadbeat who talks a good game but who the GOP will have to fund in the general election because he is either:

  • Unwilling to use his own money;
  • Unable to use his own money.

Either way – it is still a lie.   This also could be why he is refusing to open his tax returns for the voters to see.

Many voters are beginning to realize that Trump’s wealth might just be a myth and it is fairly obvious that Trump is using the Republican Party. Trump has no intention of giving anything back to the Republicans. Which leads to another question – if he becomes president will he support the values of the Republican Party?

This is something wrong with this entire picture and the Republicans are well advised to get to the bottom of it before Trump brings down the entire party.

It looks as if Donald Trump’s “business sense” has struck again. This time, Trump has bankrupted his presidential campaign and is expecting Republicans to pick up the tab.  This might work in the business world but not in politics – it will only drive people away.  

Trump’s ineptness to run ads in June and July is a gift with a big bow on top to Sec. Clinton and the Democrats, who will be blanketing the airwaves over those two months. This also gives the Democrats a chance to define Trump, and he can’t fight back. Supporters should expect to see Democrats strike early and often before Trump can even get his ads on the air.

 

 

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 29, 2016

TRUMP’S BODY OF LIES


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These past two weeks, essentially the first in the general election campaign, Trump has taken us back to the 1990s, the Bill Clinton presidency, to problems such as Clinton’s extramarital affairs, an unsubstantiated rape allegation and the conspiracy that Bill and Hillary Clinton had their friend Vince Foster killed.  

But Donald Trump has his own problems with women, and re-fighting the political wars from the 1990’s won’t fix them. To begin with, these scandals were endlessly litigated in the 1990’s, and the Clinton’s essentially won.

That’s in part because many voters saw impeachment as overkill. Clinton had lied under oath about an affair with an intern.  This occurred during a six-year, $50 million taxpayer-funded investigation that was supposedly only about a 1980’s failed Arkansas land deal.

This investigation took many, many turns and ended up having nothing to do with the land deal.  Hillary said at the time it was a “vast right wing conspiracy” against Bill and there is proof that this is exactly what it was.  The Republicans at that time wanted to bring down Gov. Bill Clinton because they know he would possibly run for president and win so they began looking into everything.

Add this to the fact all of his main Republican antagonists in the impeachment trial:

  • House Speaker Newt Gingrich;
  • House Speaker Bob Livingston;
  • House Speaker Dennis Hastert, (we now know);
  • Henry Hyde,

Have history of illicit sexual encounters. In fact Gingrich was having an affair while working to impeach Clinton.

Trump has no business attacking Clinton’s affairs.

Is that because Trump, too, has had extramarital affairs? Sure. Is it because he has called Bill a friend, “a terrific guy,” who did “a terrific job” as president? Perhaps! But the big problem for Trump is that he has already exonerated Clinton for any indulgences in the 1990s.

In an August 1998 interview, for example — the one where Trump called Clinton accuser Paula Jones “a loser” — Chris Matthews asked Trump if he would ever run for president. Trump said no,

“….can you imagine how controversial that’d be?  You think about [Clinton] with the women. How about me with the women?  Can you imagine….”

As late as 2008, Trump called the Lewinsky affair “something that was totally unimportant,” and argued in 2001 that Bill Clinton’s big mistake is that he didn’t invoke his Fifth Amendment right to stay silent during the questioning about Lewinsky.

Changing your opinion of a friend is very different than suddenly expressing horror at sexual activity you already called “totally unimportant.”  At The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf  points out that there are really only two explanations for Trump’s pivot.

Perhaps Donald Trump truly believes that Bill Clinton is a rapist, or at best “one of the worst abusers of women” in U.S. history. So Trump invited a man he believes to be a rapist to his wedding, where Trump had his new wife pose beside the apparent abuser and smiled as the man he believed to be a sexual predator posed with his arm encircling his new bride’s waist.

Or maybe Trump doesn’t actually believe all this BS about Bill Clinton. If this is actually how he feels, then he is cynically and falsely publicizing a rape accusation, knowing the accused may well be innocent, and spreading it only because it will help Trump win power.

A frivolous or disingenuous rape accusation would make Trump supporters enraged…. They regard false rape accusations as serious if not as unforgivable as the wrongdoing.

Neither option looks very good for Trump. And yet he soldiers on, “a walking contradiction,” as Chuck Todd said on Wednesday’s NBC Today. “He has contradicted every single attack he’s made on the Clinton’s. You can find sound to contradict it.  It doesn’t touch him.” Trump’s rationale, Todd said, is that he was a private citizen, not a politician, when he said nice things about the Clinton.s, and that being nice to powerful people is good for business.

Talking about Clinton leaves Trump looking like a lying, misogynist jerk.

When explaining why he is talking differently about Bill Clinton now, Trump is essentially saying that he used to be a private-sector liar, but now that he’s a politician, he’s a public-sector truth-teller. That’s counter intuitive, but that’s the campaign’s story and they’re sticking to it.

When CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Trump’s longtime attorney and political adviser, Michael Cohen, at what point was Trump lying about Bill Clinton, in the 1990’s or now?  Cohen replied: “He was not lying. He was protecting a friend. There’s a difference.”

What’s that difference?  Now, it’s a different game. It’s 2016.” Cuomo pressed on, asking: “Why would I trust you if you say all the things you said then were false?” Trump “was a private individual,” Cohen said. When he was bad-mouthing the women accusing Clinton of sexual misconduct, Cohen suggested, Trump “was standing up for a man who he considered to be a friend at the time.”

That’s essentially the “bros-before-hos” defense, and it’s an interesting strategy considering Trump’s dismal numbers about true telling.   Currently Trump has been lying at the rate of 92%. 

This is the most important point – a man running for the White House is campaigning and you the voter can only believe him 8% of the time and you don’t know which 8% you can believe.  This is Trump’s body of lies.

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 29, 2016

ANOTHER TRUMP DEAL GONE BAD -TRUMP UNIVERSITY


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A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in the ongoing lawsuit against the company, including ‘‘playbooks’’ that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate.

The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets.

Curiel’s order came the same day that Trump railed against the judge at an unruly San Diego rally for his handling of the case, in which students were misled and defrauded. The trial is set for November.

Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel’s Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump’s support for building a wall on the Mexican border, said Friday that Curiel ‘‘happens to be, we believe, Mexican.’’ Trump called the judge a ‘‘hater of Donald Trump’’ who had ‘‘railroaded’’ him in the case.

In his order, Curiel noted that Trump had emerged as a leading presidential candidate over the course of the civil case against Trump University and that Trump had ‘‘placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue.’’ The judge pointed to a previous case to say that courts deciding on public disclosure must weigh ‘‘whether a party benefitting from the order of confidentiality is a public entity or official; and . . . whether the case involves issues important to the public.’

Started in 2004 Trump University offered courses in entrepreneurship under the Trump brand. Trump gave his blessing, according to court documents reported previously by The Post, becoming a 93 percent owner of the new enterprise.

Two class action lawsuits being considered in San Diego have accused Trump University of using deceptive practices as it brought in millions of dollars from customers who were told they would learn Trump’s techniques to become successful in the world of real estate.

The Post intervened in April, arguing that Trump’s pursuit of the presidency made his business dealings a matter of public interest and that an inactive company had no compelling reason to maintain secrecy.

Some of the firm’s internal documents previously became public. A 2010 ‘‘playbook’’ published by Politico, for instance, directed sales people to rank students based on their liquid assets to determine who to target for buying courses.

Trump and his attorneys have said the company would return in some form after the case is resolved and that it would be damaged by the release of the marketing material.

Curiel seemed unconvinced. Trump’s ‘‘assertion that the information retains any commercial value is speculative given the lack of any support for the statement that Trump University ‘may’ resume operations,’’ the order released Friday said.

Curiel ordered that the playbooks and other records, numbering about 1,000 pages, be released by THURSDAY, JUNE 2, allowing time to redact telephone numbers and other personal information about the company.

In addition to the class action cases, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a $40 million lawsuit in 2013 alleging that Trump had defrauded more than 5,000 individuals through Trump University, which was never licensed as an educational institution.

Schneiderman alleged in the suit that Trump personally earned $5 million from the enterprise, in which sales personnel were assigned to get people to pay $1,495 for a three-day seminar in real estate techniques. In selling the courses, Trump released a marketing video that said, ‘‘We are going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific . . . and these are all people who are going to be handpicked by me.’’

One of the university’s top executives, Michael Sexton, subsequently testified in one of the class action suits that ‘‘none of the professors at the live events’’ were handpicked by Trump. Depositions released in March quote Trump acknowledging a lack of close involvement with mentors and students.

The fraud allegations were highlighted during this year’s campaign for the GOP presidential nomination by some of Trump’s competitors and by a super PAC that opposed Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 28, 2016

INSIDE TRUMP HEADQUARTERS


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Rumor has it that Trump is out of cash and that is why he wants the RNC to pay for everything until after the convention.  Now, many Republican officials worry that Mr. Trump is uninterested in transitioning into his new role, including the rigors of going up against Mrs. Clinton in a general election fight.

A constant stream of changes and scuffles are roiling Donald J. Trump’s campaign team, including the dismissal this week of his national political director.  A sense of paranoia grows among his campaign staff members, including some who have told companions they believe that their Trump Tower offices may be bugged.

And there are slip-ups among his donors, who want to give money to a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Trump, but have received signals that are conflicting from top aides about which one to support.

Two months after promises that the candidate would become “more presidential” and change to a more unifying phase of his campaign, Mr. Trump continues to act as if the primary is still underway. His team has struggled to fill top positions, such as communications director, and Mr. Trump has made clear he still sees himself as his own chief adviser.

This week, Mr. Trump fired Rick Wiley, his national political director, after Mr. Wiley clashed with campaign officials in three states. And while fights among aides are not unusual, the daily leaks of damaging information from within his campaign are prompting worry among Republican officials.

“Candidate Trump needs to better understand that he is now the titular head of the G.O.P.,” said Scott W. Reed, senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “His words and actions will have an impact on the over 6,000 G.O.P. candidates running for office — from federal races down to the courthouse.

So far, Mr. Trump has shown little liking to adjust to a political world. His penchant for setting up competition and instilling tension between his assistants has carried over from his real estate company.

To complement its lean operation, the Trump campaign has begun relying on the Republican National Committee for everything from opposition research to communications help and voter data.

 “They built, over years and years, staffs in every state — you can’t do that, or you can’t do it very well, if you’re doing it all over the next few months,” Mr. Trump told reporters on Thursday in North Dakota. “You can’t do that over a period of just a short while, because we have November coming up very rapidly. It’s going to be very soon.”

Yet officials in important battleground states have complained for weeks that the Republican committee has not delivered the promised resources for field organizations.

Mr. Trump has also been dismissive of data analytics,  suggesting in interviews that his showmanship and rallies will continue to be effective. He has suggested that he will compete in new states, despite the scant resources he has devoted to the traditional Republican map so far. And he has been adamant to aides that he intends to try to compete in New York, which no Republican has captured since Ronald Reagan, and has held discussions about hiring an additional pollster for the state.

On Tuesday, he deliberately attacked Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico — a Hispanic rising star and head of the Republican Governors Association — in her home state, saying she was “not doing the job.” And he hit Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, calling him a “choker” and mocking his gait, saying he walked “like a penguin.”

Doesn’t sound like a winning headquarters to me.

 

 

 


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I have always followed the climbers on Mount Everest every May but this year has been another deadly one.

Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, maybe 200. Most of the bodies are hidden in deep crevasses or covered by snow and ice, but some are visible to every climber who passes by, landmarks in heavy plastic climbing boots and colorful parkas that fade a little more every year. The most famous corpses get nicknames — “Green Boots,” ”Sleeping Beauty,” ”The German” — becoming warnings of what can go wrong on the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak, even as they become part mountain’s gallows humor.

No mountaineer wants to end up a nicknamed body. No grieving family wants their loved one to become a punchline. But in one of the most unforgiving places on Earth, where low oxygen, frigid temperatures and strong winds mean any effort can seem impossible, taking down the dead is no simple thing.

So when 4 people died on the upper reaches of Everest in recent days, and with a fifth missing and assumed dead, climbing teams and climbers’ families scattered around the world had to face the question should the bodies be brought down.

“For the loved ones back home and family members of those fallen and died on Mount Everest, it is worth it,” said Ben Jones, a guide from Jackson, Wyoming, who made his third successful Everest ascent this year.

But its not that simple.

“It’s extremely difficult and extremely dangerous,” said Arnold Coster, expedition leader for Seven Summit Treks, which lost two climbers this year on Everest and spent days getting them off the mountain. ” It can take 10 Sherpas more than three days to move a body from Everest’s South Col, at 8,000 meters or 26,300 feet, to Camp 2, a rocky expanse at 21,000 feet where helicopters can take over. It’s a exhausting, painful process, with the bodies, which are normally carried in sleeping bags or wrapped in tents, often much heavier due to ice.

Many climbing teams decide not to bring down their dead, sometimes lowering them into crevasses or covering them with rocks so they are not gawked at.

Coster said that Strydom’s body was just off a main climbing route, in an area where it was easily visible, and that her family wanted it brought down.  But he said he discussed the situation first with a Sherpa team, evaluating the potential dangers involved, before deciding they could safely get down the mountain with the corpse.

Coster described Strydom as a strong climber who had weakened as she neared the summit. She turned back but later collapsed and died. After being carried down the mountain, her body was flown to Kathmandu on Friday.

A recovery like that does not come cheap.

Dan Richards of Global Rescue, a Boston-based agency, said retrieving a body from Everest is a massive logistical operation that can cost from $10,000 to $40,000, depending on the difficulty and helicopter flights.

Jiban Ghimire of a prominent expedition outfitter agency based in Kathmandu, said recovery operations are generally covered by insurance companies or paid for by the families of the dead climbers. Strydom’s family and friends are trying to raise at least $30,000 to cover what it cost to get her body down from Everest and to Kathmandu, according to Australian media reports.

The climbers who died on Everest this year included Strydom, a Dutch man and two Indian men. Another Indian man is missing, with almost no chance he remains alive.   Across the years, it is Sherpas who die most often on the mountain. The pay on the mountain, in a nation with an average per capita income of just $730, has long made the risks worthwhile.

Sherpa climbing guides can earn up to $7,000, plus bonuses and tips, in the three-month climbing season. Cooks and other support personal earn about half as much.

When a Sherpa dies on Everest, relatives also working there will normally rush to recover the body.

But sometimes, they are never found.

Chhedar Sherpa, a guide who has scaled Everest seven times, lost his brother and nephew when an Everest avalanche killed 16 Sherpas in 2014. His brother’s body was recovered, but his nephew’s never been found.

Sometimes, the mountain itself brings back the dead, as shifting glaciers or melting snow reveal bodies that have been lost for years.

The body of George Mallory, the great English climber who disappeared on Everest in 1924, was not found until 1999. The corpse of a Sherpa guide, who had fallen in a crevasse in 2005, emerged near Base Camp in 2013.

Ang Tshering, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, predicted that warming temperatures will reveal many new corpses.

“In the next 10 years or so, these bodies could begin turning up,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 27, 2016

PARTISAN WITCH HUNT? LOOKS THAT WAY


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Colin Powell and top staffers for Condoleezza Rice received classified information through personal email accounts, according to a new report from State Department investigators.

But Hillary Clinton has received severe criticism — particularly from Republicans and computer security experts — for using her personal email account while serving as the nation’s top diplomat under President Barack Obama. Thursday’s revelation about the two secretaries of state under former President George W. Bush gave her supporters an opportunity to claim the Democratic presidential candidate was being singled out over the practice.

In all the cases, — as well as Clinton’s — the information was not marked “classified” at the time the emails were sent, according to State Department investigators.  This is important – NOT MARKED “CLASSIFIED” AT THE TIME THE EMAILS WERE SENT.

Powell noted that point in a statement on Thursday.

“The State Department cannot now say they were classified then because they weren’t,” Powell said. “If the Department wishes to say a dozen years later they should have been classified that is an opinion of the Department that I do not share.”

“I have reviewed the messages and I do not see what makes them classified,” Powell said.

Clinton has argued that the messages from her email have since been deemed classified by the intelligence community as part of an “inter-agency dispute” between the intelligence community and the State Department over whether the information should have been classified.

Further Information

During Bush Administration:

  • 13 Embassy attacks
  • 66 deaths
  • 3 American diplomats killed
  • 22 Embassy employees killed

Number of investigations: 0

During Reagan Administration:

  • 10 Embassy attacks
  • 318 Deaths
  • 1 US ambassador killed
  • 18 CIA officers killed
  • 254 Marines killed

Number of investigations: 1

During Current Administration:

  • 2 Embassy attacks;
  • 4 Americas deaths

Number of investigation: 13

Cost to taxpayers for partisan witch hunt 14 Million.

In other words the Republican want the White House back so bad that they have as their nominee a businessman who has multiple  problems in his business dealings as well as no government experience.  And they have spent 14 million dollars investigating problems during the current administration so that the candidate with the most experience loses the trust of the voters.

Trump is not experienced to be President – Sec. Hillary Clinton is.

 

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 26, 2016

LIAR, LIAR TRUMP – PANTS ON FIRE


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Troublesome Trump you are causing problems again – the report on Sec Clintons emails was a positive not a negative.  But Liar Donald there are many things in your past to question your judgment. 

You are not fit to be President of the United States until you release all your past tax returns – the longer you wait the more voters are certain you are hiding something.  Plus you will be the only candidate who has not opened their tax reports in 40 years.  Sec Clinton has release 30 years.

Also since you are sooo rich – don’t you have a conflict of interest?  You could encourage laws or Executive Orders that would help your companies??  And how could a caring human say they wanted the housing bubble to bust because they could make more money.  Make money on the backs of those who have had bad luck and lost their homes and jobs – OMG how uncaring a man can you be!!??

You also immediate upon hearing that Egypt Airline was missing blamed it on Muslim terrorists without any other information.  That is really bad judgment for anyone running for President – so I will watch and when the possible problem comes out, I will have someone brief you before you go out and open you big fat lying mouth.  Liar, Liar Pants on Fire! You are nothing but a clown.

By the way, you have no policies on anything – other candidates have policies on major problems on their website with policy paper all spread out so anyone can go and research the candidate.  But, OMG, you have none so I guess you are just going to “wing it”.  That’s good judgment.

Here are a few more instances of good judgment or just opening your mouth and letting the words just fall out.

 PANTS ON FIRE

There is no video of thousands of people in Jersey City cheering the Twin Towers coming down.  Weeks later, you continue to stand by your claim but have not been able to point to evidence to back it up. Public safety officials on the ground in New Jersey say it never happened.

CRIMINALS TO CROSS THE BORDER    

There’s no evidence to show the Mexican government encourages criminals to cross the border. Most illegal immigration comes from people seeking work. Recent estimates show illegal immigration from Mexico dropped off dramatically during the recession and has remained low.

WHO KILLS WHO

“Whites killed by whites — 16%. Whites killed by blacks — 81%,” is a fact that you just made up and you shared on Twitter.  Most people are killed by someone they know, and someone of the same race. The correct number for whites killed by whites was 82 percent in 2014, while the number of whites killed by blacks was 15 percent.

 Oh, you just got the number of delegates to make you the Republican candidate – don’t let you go to your head.  The general election hasn’t even begun and you will screw up.

Hey Donald if you are such a good business man, how come all you bookings at the Trump hotels are dropping.

Trump Soho New York -74%
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas -71%
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto -47%
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago -31%
The Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City) -17%

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 19, 2016

OBAMA TO NAME GAY BAR A NATIONAL MONUMENT


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to designate the Stonewall Inn in New York the first national monument dedicated to gay rights.

That’s according to two individuals familiar with the Obama administration’s plans. The individuals weren’t authorized to discuss the plans publicly and requested anonymity.

The tavern in Greenwich Village was the site of a 1969 uprising widely viewed as the start of the gay rights movement. Proposals being considered would cover a small park on the street where the bar is located and the surrounding area.

The Interior Department says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the head of the National Park Service will travel to New York for a public meeting on the proposals Monday.

The Washington Post first reported the meeting. The White House declined to comment.

 

Posted by: maboulette | May 17, 2016

13 HOURS in BENGHAZI


 

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a Hollywood made movie about the incident that happened in 2012.   Supposedly Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya causing the death of  U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith  who both worked under the State Department.  This has been blamed on Sec. Clinton for years and is one reason many people believe Sec. Clinton is not able to be trusted or should not be elected as our next president.

First, my question is about the timing of the release of this new movie.  Was it deliberately set to occur in the same week when Sec. Clinton more than likely will go over the needed number of committed delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president?

My opinion is that it was.  Now this probably would have been the end of my article today. 

But chairman Rep.Trey Gowdy, the South Caroline Republican who is the chair of the select committee investigating the Benghazi attack came forward this week revealing that the GOP’s own chief investigator acknowledged that nothing “could have been done differently to affect the outcome in Benghazi.”

…. In an interview on Fox News yesterday, Gowdy responded to this newly released information by acknowledging, “Whether or not they could have gotten there in time, I don’t think there is any issue with respect to that – they couldn’t.” 

So this erases one problem that Republicans have been using against Hillary to show that she cannot be trusted and should not be elected president.   It will be interesting to see if the other “trust issues” can be cleared up before out November election.

If you are a Hillary supporter, please get this information out to others.

 

 

 

 

 

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