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April 4, 2016

ABC News just said Hilary's campaign is bracing for a loss in Wisconsin

They said her campaign is about to send out an email telling supporters about her nearly insurmountable lead and preparing them for a loss in Wisconsin tomorrow.

Of course, ABC also had to put up a bullshit graphic claiming that Bernie had to win 73% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination, which presumes all the superdelegates pledged to Hillary will ignore the voters and vote for her at the convention.

April 4, 2016

Hillary isn't the only candidate dumb enough to insult young voters

John Kasich has joined in.


<Still, Kasich suggested that a contested convention would not involve the chaos that party leaders fear.

"Kids will spend less time focusing on Bieber and Kardashian and more time focusing on how we elect presidents," Kasich told ABC. "It will be so cool.">

As Forrest Gump said, quoting his mother: "Stupid is as stupid does."

April 4, 2016

How is Hillary's comment about feeling sorry for young voters playing?

Not too well so far if this YouTube video of her remarks is a decent indicator. 27 thumbs up and 547 thumbs down to this point.

Young people don't like being called ignorant and lazy. Go figure.

Read through some of the comments to see what people think of Hillary and her most recent remarks.
April 3, 2016

Is the American public really going to have to choose between these two?


Trump: 24% favorable, 57% unfavorable, 19% undecided
Clinton: 31% favorable, 52% unfavorable, 16% undecided

April 3, 2016

Is there anything Bill Clinton won't do for money?

I am going through a document with some of the email correspondence between the State Department and Bill Clinton's staff regarding potential speeches and appearances by Bill while Hillary was Secretary of State.

The first one I looked into was from an organization called Luca International Group, which offered Bill Clinton $200,000 plus private jet transportation both ways to speak in San Francisco. Luca said it was an oil and gas firm. The State Department couldn't find much information on this organization and turned down the request. So Bill's "brother from another mother", George W. Bush, scooped up the invitation, spoke before the group and collected the $200K. Whoops, Luca turned out to be a Ponzi scheme that wanted the association with a former President to dupe potential investors/victims (who they promised 20-40% annual returns to) into thinking they were legitimate.


Next came emails about the speaking invitations that Bill wanted to accept from two of the most brutally repressive regimes in the world, North Korea and the Republic of Congo. The Republic of Congo offered $650,000, but Bill would need to pose for pictures with 2 dictators who would both be in attendance. Bill Clinton's own speaking agency even recommended declining that one, citing "the prevalence and intensity of sexual violence against women in eastern Congo is widely described as the worst in the world". But Bill wanted to go ahead and asked if it would be OK if the $650K went to the Clinton Foundation. The State Department said no.

When Bill's people sent a request about an invitation from North Korea, the terse email response from Hillary's aide Cheryl Mills was "Decline it." But Bill's people at the Clinton Foundation pushed back, saying the invite came from Hillary's brother (Tony Rodham) who was involved as a consultant and asking "we would be grateful for any concerns that we could share". Mills responded "If he needs more, let him know his wife knows and I am happy to call him."

Here is an ABC news video from last October on the episodes regarding the Congo and North Korea. It includes this gem of a quote from Hillary: "I thought making speeches for money was much better than getting connected with one group or company."

I am still less than 10% of the way into this document of emails!

We cannot put these grifters back in the White House.

April 3, 2016

On the party loyalty thing, did anybody watch Bernie's speech last night in WI?

He spoke at a Democratic fundraiser and Hillary spoke shortly afterwards to the same group. I thought it was instructive that each time Bernie was about to say something on getting money out of politics or other topics that should not be controversial to anybody who believes in the principles Democrats supposedly stand for, he prefaced it with "now I know a lot of you will disagree with me on this...."

I'm with Bernie, not the Democratic Party establishment.

April 2, 2016

Calling Out Chuck Todd: Hillary spent more in New Hampshire than Bernie

So Chuck, why are you lying about Bernie "buying a landslide"?


Overall money spent in New Hampshire:

Jeb Bush $36.1M
Chris Christie $18.5M
Marco Rubio $15.2M
John Kasich $12.1M
Hillary Clinton $10.8M
Bernie Sanders $8.1M
Donald Trump $3.7M
Ted Cruz $580K

I am not on Twitter, but anybody who wants to use these figures to tell Chuck he is a lying POS is welcome to do so.

April 2, 2016

This Land is Your Land: A Tribute to Bernie Sanders

A lovely version of Woody Guthrie's song including a couple of verses that are usually omitted. This is by Signal Kitchen, a group of Vermont musicians.

April 1, 2016

Bernie in Sheboygan, WI: The Clinton campaign owes an apology

Bernie said we were not lying about the Clinton campaign taking money from the fossil fuel industry. A Greenpeace analysis shows her campaign has taken $4.5 million from them. Her campaign owes us an apology.

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