From the web site of the Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi:
How the Benghazi Committee Targeted Hillary Clinton

The Committee was given an unlimited, taxpayer-funded budget, and it has now spent more than $4.6 million in one of the longest and least productive investigations in congressional history—focused on Clinton.

The Committee is being used by Republican fundraisers to attack Secretary Clinton.

The Committee’s attacks were described by the conservative PAC America Rising as a taxpayer-funded political activity:  “This has all occurred without a single cent of paid advertising taking place.”

Gowdy’s name, image, and position has been used to solicit political donations by  Stop Hillary PAC, which describes itself as “created for one reason only—to ensure Hillary Clinton never becomes President of the United States”.

Gowdy appeared at a GOP political event in June where local Rep. Chuck Fleischmann explained:  “Whether you are Hillary Clinton or any other lefty out there, you better beware because Trey Gowdy is out there and he is going to get you.”

Gowdy reportedly does not plan to release his findings until “just months before the 2016 presidential election.”

Gowdy’s approach has been criticized even by conservative commentators:  “Whatever the findings are in this investigation—it will forever be plagued by allegations of unfairness, and politics if this investigation is dragged into 2016.  That would not be fair to the American people.”
Before the New York Times broke its story on March 2 about Hillary’s Clinton’s emails, Gowdy had sent to Committee Members an investigative plan that set out monthly hearings  with all the different agencies involved in preparing for and responding to the attacks in Benghazi, including the State Department, the Defense Department, and the Intelligence Community.

After the New York Times’ email story broke on March 2, however, Gowdy completely abandoned this plan and began focusing almost exclusively on Hillary Clinton.  

Since then, Gowdy has not held any of the hearings on his schedule, and his upcoming hearing with Hillary Clinton is the only hearing now scheduled.

Gowdy abandoned the hearing he had planned for April with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Leon Panetta.

The Committee has never held even one public hearing with anyone from the Department of Defense.  

Gowdy also abandoned plans he had made in February to start conducting interviews of the following top defense and intelligence leaders in April:  former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former CIA Director David Petraeus, General Martin Dempsey, and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen.

He never invited any of these defense or intelligence leaders for interviews.  

Gowdy then announced that he planned to start conducting the following interviews in June:  former Defense Secretary Panetta, General Martin Dempsey, and General Carter Ham.

Those interviews were also abandoned.

So basically this Committee is just a hit squad against Hillary Clinton while she is running for President.

Posted by: maboulette | October 7, 2015


It is not how Hillary Clinton planned to enter the first debate of the primary – battered, bruised and still trying to explain to voters the reason for her candidacy six months after she launched.
Clinton heads into Tuesday the 13th debate trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire and holding onto just a small margin in Iowa. She’s fighting a prevalent copy of an infected insider who cannot be trustworthy. And most of the goodwill she socked away as secretary of state has been ruined by her choice to use her own personal email server during her tenure, drowning out almost all of the policy issues she had hoped to discuss.
There is, however, a silver lining, some Democratic strategists said – it means the easiest candidate for Clinton to trounce now on the debate stage is her own torn image. Her debate strategy is now expected to be two-pronged, according to campaign officials and people with knowledge of the debate planning: She will try to embrace some of Sanders’ ideals while terminating his solutions, and at the same time try for a third time to introduce herself to the American public and explain her basis for running.

Posted by: maboulette | September 14, 2015


A catastrophe looms on the horizon. Planet X, a huge planetary body, or star, is headed our way. Described as a great “Red Star,” the path of this approaching, heavenly object puts it on a potential, head-to-head collision course with our planet, Earth.
If you haven’t heard of this ancient tenth planet of our solar system—believe me, you will very soon. Doomsayers are predicting the planet’s elliptical orbit will bring it near the earth by this spring or next summer.
One book recently published predicts Planet X will smash into, or blindside, the Earth soon, within the next few months, causing untold chaos, with the Earth literally tilting on its axis. The resulting turmoil will cause horrific hurricanes and tornadoes, floods, and volcanic blowouts, and leave other planetary disasters in its wake.

Many self-styled-astronomers and recurrent doomsayers point to Zechariah Sitchin’s works in which the British scientist/author alleges that a planet named “Nibiru,” which travels an orbit from the other side of Pluto to Earth on a 3,600 year cycle, causing manifold disasters each time it makes a pass. They say this is now the time for Nibiru to return.

Some cite other names for Planet X, including “Wormwood.” This is prophetic since the Holy Bible does, in fact, prophesy catastrophic earth changes to occur due to a star by this name:

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp…And the name of the star is called Wormwood…and many men died…
(Revelation 8:10-11)

While the more dramatic accounts forecast Planet X’s arrival later this year, some maintain the shattering specter will occur between now and 2078. Others claim it could be thousands or even millions of years before the tenth planet orbits near Earth once again.

Surprisingly, a number of professional astronomers at the world’s major observatories share the view that there is a tenth planet out in space. Scientific reports state that the gravitational pull of this tenth planet, a planet not now observable by most telescopes, is already disturbing the heavens and causing what the astronomers call “perturbation.”

Ominously, Freemasonry and the occult world have long awaited the arrival of Planet X. The occultists, in their Secret Doctrine, teach that the ancients once worshipped gods and deities, mighty men of renown, who came to Earth from the heavens, from a planet star called Sirius.

The Egyptians knew this star, Sirius, as Dogon, the “Dog Star” and worshipped it under its guise as Anubis, the jackal-headed god. From its name were also derived the names of the chief deities of the Egyptian religion and culture, Osiris (Lord of the underworld) and Isis (the star goddess).

Amazingly, the Holy Bible, in Genesis 6, describes an early time in the days of Noah when these star gods—in reality, Satan and the fallen angels, the Nephilim—committed the abomination of mating with the daughters of men, producing hideous hybrid. These supernatural offspring the Bible calls “giants.” It was because of the unimaginable wickedness and sin of these hybrid man/beast “giants” that God decided to cause the flood to overflow Earth and destroy all. Only Noah, whose blood and DNA were unpolluted, and his family survived the great flood.

Yet, for whatever reason, God permitted a small number of the Nephilim to appear again years after the Noahic flood, and in Deuteronomy these monstrous, half-human creatures are called the Anakim, or Rephaim (literally—the “Congregation of the Dead!”)
What’s more, the Scriptures prophesy the return of these satanic mighty men, these evil “giants,” in the last days. Yet, not as gods, but as devils! In Matthew 24:37-39, Jesus warned that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be when Christ comes once again. Moreover, the return out of the abyss of these “stars” fallen from heaven shall be accompanied by incredible, mind-boggling signs in the heavens. As for Earth, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that mountains shall fall down and the planet will “reel to and fro like a drunkard.”
Worse, even as one tragedy after another exacts its bloody toll on humanity, the Bible tells of the powerful beings who shall be unleashed from the bottomless pit and come abroad to torment men and women.

Described with frightening impact in Revelation 9, these entities have a Star, or “King,” over them, “which is the angel of the bottomless pit.” Indeed, Satan himself shall be their leader of these “fallen ones.”
Now, as we near that ominous, prophesied Last Day signaling our Lord’s coming, false religions such as Mormonism and Scientology, and Illuministic secret societies such as Freemasonry, the O.T.O., The Priory of Sion, and the Order of the Solar Temple, loudly and cheerfully are proclaiming the return of their star gods, to accompany the approach of the Sirian-related, star planet Nibiru, more better known as Planet X.

As for all of this being true or not – I cannot tell whether it is. Each person will have to research and see what their mind and heart tells them. I do know that we are having weather problems that the weather trends are once in a lifetime events.  I also know that the Vatican owns a major observatory somewhere in North America which seems a strange property for the Vatican to own.
My tag for my blog is to tell about anything that is strange and grabs my attention and this certainly has.


Posted by: maboulette | September 13, 2015


Information:  Times, Mother Jones,

Trump brings to his “candidacy” an extensive backlog of business ventures, some of which are deeply troubling.

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Oddly, Trump’s nightmares only seems to be hurting him financially. Politically, he’s doing great: Against all common sense, he’s now leading in national polls. The numbers have held and he will have the number 1 spot on stage in the 2nd Republican primary debate, which means that this debate will treat us to even more crazy remarks than we have heard on the news and in podcast during this break.

When Trump announced he was entering the Republican primary for the 2016 presidential nomination the business magnate told a crowd at one of his shining towers on New York City’s 5th Avenue, “I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again”.

Trump brings to his candidacy a far-reaching backlog of business schemes, many of which are troubling. In August, 2013, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was filing a lawsuit against Trump for the doubtful promises of his higher education effort, Trump University. Schneiderman’s lawsuit supposed that the school’s real estate program, which was not only unlicensed as an actual university, was complicit in “persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct” to its students, who were often loaded with debt from seminars that were not only brimming with the promised insider secrets from “Donald Trump’s handpicked instructors: most of whom turned out to have occurred from real estate-derived bankruptcy, or have little background in real estate at all.

Schneiderman stated that more than 5,000 people paid around $40 million to Trump U, one quarter was channeled directly into Trump’s pockets, going against claims that Trump U was founded “solely for philanthropic purposes“––Trump is believed to have netted around $5 million in profit, according to the suit. Many of the allegations read like a “pyramid scheme pamphlet”, such as the multiple claims that Trump himself would make appearances (“‘he is going to be in town’ or ‘often drops by’ and ‘might show up’ or had just left,” the suit reads), and student evaluations were essential for getting a certificate that “‘pleaded for a favorable rating so that ‘Mr. Trump would invite [them] back to do other retreats.” On top of Schneiderman’s case, a class-action lawsuit in California was filed against the university, which now lists itself as the Trump  Entrepreneur Initiative.

Trump himself pushed back hard against these contentions, calling Schneiderman a publicity seeking “lightweight” with “gross incompetence,” and filed ethics complaints against him, according to reports at the time.

What the Trump University scandal says about Trump the candidate isn’t necessarily obvious or clear––many candidates often have blighted pasts. But it should also be considered instructive when it comes to how Trump might look at some of the most important issues for young voters––particularly student debt. In that realm, anyone with a mind to run a de facto for-profit college would be a tough sell for debt-saddled millennials.

You can also look to a recent answer to a question on mounting education costs Trump gave in April at Simpson College in Iowa. When asked his thoughts on making higher education affordable, Trump launched into a verbose discussion about how jobs were being sucked by Mexico and China ––”Mexico is the new China”––and that students loaded down with high levels of debt are emerging into a jobless market. We need a strong leader, he said, to bring back those jobs in order for college students to pay off their loans, all but sidestepping the prohibitive tuitions many consider the root cause. Job availability for recent graduates is certainly a factor for students worried about paying off student debts, but Trump’s approach, characteristically, seems out of touch when he launched his presidential campaign. Under normal circumstances, this would have just been laughed at and quickly swept under the rug. But that didn’t happen, because Trump referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “murderers” during his announcement speech.

The fallout was swift as Univision decided not to air the Spanish-language telecast of Trump’s Miss USA pageant. Then, NBC Universal, which co-owns the pageant, decided to cut Trump out of The Apprentice. Macy’s followed suit, announcing it would pull all Trump merchandise from its stores. Then, the mattress company Serta announced it wouldn’t be renewing its contract for the Trump Home collection next year.

Trump got into the distance learning game in 2005 as a way to further cash in on his then-recent reality TV success. According to a federal complaint, Trump University was marketed as “the next best thing to being Trump’s Apprentice” and improbably equated it to the University of Pennsylvania’s famous Wharton Business School.


Posted by: maboulette | September 9, 2015


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POLITICO’s Ben Schreckinger reports:

On Wednesday, DONALD TRUMP came to Washington. It was not his first visit. Trump pretends to be the political outsider, but he has been a Washington insider longer than almost any of the people running against him.

Since the 1980s, TRUMP has poured money on both parties. He’s employed D.C. lobbyists and used belligerent tactics to influence politicians and further his business interests. He’s become comfortable enough with Washington to buy an adjacent golf course and develop a hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House, in union with the federal government.

Even as he angrily rails against corruption in American politics, his long history with Washington and lobbying does raise questions about his promises to transform the system of “influence-peddling” that he has joined in for decades. “I don’t fault him for having to work within the system that he’s dealt,” said former Republican Rep. Chris Shays, who met with Trump a decade ago over the businessman’s efforts to expand gambling in Connecticut. “I’d fault him for implying that somehow he’s different, because there’s nothing different about him.”

Veteran Republican lobbyist Charlie Black, whose old firm Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly represent Trump for more than a decade, called Trump’s anti-Washington, anti-lobbyist rhetoric “ironic.” “I like the guy, but he’s never been allergic to lobbyists before this year,” Black said. He is the same as any politician in Washington. In other words, Trump doesn’t tell the truth either.

Read more at POLITICO

Posted by: maboulette | September 6, 2015



Cheney is out to scare people again as he shares his feeling on the Iran agreement. He stated that the only winner in this agreement is Iran “in terms of having a path ultimately to develop nuclear weapons, in terms of receiving over $100 billion sanctions being lifted, the embargo on ballistic missiles being lifted, and the embargo on conventional arms being lifted. They get everything in this deal and the Israelis and Saudis and the Jordanians, the Egyptians, the Emirates, all of our friends and allies in that part of the world are appalled with what happened,” he said, “ but they also feel directly threatened by a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Sorry but Cheney probably hasn’t even read the document because he is not talking about the agreement that is on the internet and he is just out to scare Americans which he is so good at. There are plenty of areas that the United States and its allies can verify. The money that will have sanctions lifted on its money to feed and help the people in Iran to be able to feed, clothed, offer healthcare and other things that Iran has been unable to provide for their people under the embargo.

It is interesting to note that the Iranian people are more westernized than any of the other countries in the Middle East. They follow the trends in the United States in regard to clothes and almost everything that is like the US. Many of the Iranian people want to visit the United States. The women only cover their head in the Islamic tradition while dressing in jeans or other trends from the west. Women are able to travel without a man as well as drive a car. Almost all of the younger generation get better educations at colleges and universities unlike those in other Middle East country that follow Islamic laws. This all helps the US and its allies to continue to negotiate more and better agreements.

The International Atomic Energy Agency will verify that the guidelines to this agreement are being followed and will report to the United Nations. There is transparency and verification on any nuclear facilities used to produce power.

Cheney is still in the era where America just did what they wanted to in order to make countries do what we wanted. We took oil if we needed it and left many in the Middle East with dictatorships that did what the US wanted not what their people needed.   We didn’t like the head of Iran that was elected by the people in that country and replaced him by the Shah, and when the Shah was not liked by the Iranian people the people with the help of the United States toppled him.

This is not the way the United States should be seen in the world. We need to let countries decide their own destinies without any interference from the west. We have interfered in the Middle East too much already and it came back to bite us.

Breaking news is that Colin Powell on one of the Sunday morning talk shows stated  that if Republican’s were honest;  they are very jealous of the agreement that Obama made.

Posted by: maboulette | September 6, 2015


Originally posted on As My World Turns:


In the new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some moves that are very momentous, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the capacity to forgive sins.

 The Pope said in a Sept. 1 letter addressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichela, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, charged with organizing the jubilee, “One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life.”

In society today, “a widespread and insensitive mentality” has become a hindrance to the welcoming of new life, with many who do not fully know the deep harm done by the “tragedy of abortion,” he wrote.  But, the pope also noted that there are some women who, despite thinking abortion is wrong, feel that they had no other choice.

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Posted by: maboulette | September 6, 2015


Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told POLITICO he will oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, a decision that won’t kill the agreement but hurts the Obama administration’s efforts to keep a resolution against the deal from reaching a vote.

Cardin’s decision has been one of the most anticipated among lawmakers, not only because of his committee ranking, but because he is Jewish and helped author a bill that gave Congress review power over the agreement.

The Maryland Democrat told POLITICO that he thought long and hard, ultimately deciding that the agreement would strengthen Iran in the long run while allowing it to keep too much nuclear capacity.

“It allows Iran to have too much of [a uranium] enrichment program that takes them too close to a nuclear program under a legal path that, with the enhanced resources, will make re-imposing sanctions less likely to be effective,” he said.

President Barack Obama has already secured the 34 Senate votes he needs to ensure that a resolution to kill the Iran deal would withstand a veto. He’s now been looking for the 41 votes needed to allow for a filibuster that would keep the vote from happening.

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Posted by: maboulette | September 3, 2015



This post originally appeared on The Cut

What if the big secret contained in Hillary Clinton’s emails is that she’s not the monster her critics have portrayed her as for decades?

It’s possible of course that Clinton’s email-server drama will be her undoing, the final proof of her reputation as secretive, self-serving, and duplicitous, a permanent dent in the public’s estimation of her from which she will not be able to recover…………….But the other possibility is that the slow reveal of Clinton’s State Department correspondence might well do what generations of Clinton press teams have been unable to do: effectively chip away at long-held perceptions of Hillary as inscrutable, unrelatedly, and unlikable.

……….. As the “tranches” of Clinton’s State emails begin to accumulate, thanks in part to Clinton’s careless, unwise decision to conduct her State correspondence over a private server ……….. The revelations have been uniformly anticlimactic. The exchanges, most reports agree, are quotidian, mundane. “The banality of some of the e-mails is striking given her stature as one of the world’s most prominent figures,” wrote Peter Baker in July.

Of course, no number of dull emails will ever fully reverse the convictions of her critics that she must have destroyed the really damning stuff…………….it might begin to overwhelm the imagined villainy and result in more than just the fizzled hopes of haters. Because relatability is not a neutral outcome when it comes to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The “Hillary: She’s Just Like Us” vibe is, in this case, anything but banal……….

……….”One nagging question… hovers above Hillary Clinton,” wrote Mike Barnacle in August in the Daily Beast. “It’s been there for nearly three decades. It’s always there, won’t go away and seems as if it’s never really fully answered and it is this: Who is she? Really, who is she?

Times journalist Mark Leibovich ……………. wrote of her public profile, “too rich, too famous, too calculated” to ever read as comprehensible to voters. “Whether or not it’s her fault,” Leibovich suggested, “it is her problem.”

Three months later, one of the first email dumps turned up an exchange between Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin, as they struggled to set up a fax machine.

“Can you hang up the fax line, they will call again and try fax” is the subject line from Abedin to Clinton.

“I thought it was supposed to be off hook to work?”

“Yes but hang up one more time. So they can reestablish the line.”

“I did.”

“Just pick up phone and hang it up. And leave it hung up.”

“I’ve done it twice now.”

This sense of recognition ………. hurdle for years. …….in a context intended to make her seem more malevolent and closed-off and entitled-to-special-treatment than ever before …….. maybe that narrative will win. But if it doesn’t, and she emerges relatively unscathed, she will be left with acres of examples that challenge the perceptions of her as cold, conniving, humorless, and unsympathetic. And we will be left with a Portrait of the Candidate as a human being.

But barring the possibility that more serious breaches are turned up, these emails may do the work a thousand soft magazine profiles never could have: letting us in on the fact that after all these years, we do know Hillary Clinton. And she’s not half bad.





Posted by: maboulette | September 2, 2015



In the new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some moves that are very momentous, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the capacity to forgive sins.

 The Pope said in a Sept. 1 letter addressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichela, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, charged with organizing the jubilee, “One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life.”

In society today, “a widespread and insensitive mentality” has become a hindrance to the welcoming of new life, with many who do not fully know the deep harm done by the “tragedy of abortion,” he wrote.  But, the pope also noted that there are some women who, despite thinking abortion is wrong, feel that they had no other choice.

“I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision,” he said.

Any woman who has an abortion automatically incurs a “latae sententias” excommunication, along with any who assisted her in the process.   Due to this excommunication, the sin of abortion normally can be absolved by a bishop or some priests appointed to that bishop.  For some occasions like Lent or Advent, some bishops extend this faculty to all priests within their diocese.  In the United States, the ability to absolve abortion has already been delegated to all priests.

But Pope Francis is taking this to a universal level.  He said that God’s forgiveness cannot be deprived of any person who has sincerely repented, especially when the person comes to the Sacrament of Confession in order to be genuinely reconciled with the Father.

Due to this, Francis stated, he has allowed all priests for the year of Jubilee of Mercy “to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it”.

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