It’s 1968 again – a look back at the Democratic Convention

Fox news reports that the Democrats are working on more rules to control the angry mobs – er, those who are feeling the Bern. Meanwhile Philadelphia is ramping up to give lots of space to the Bernie folks convention time. The clip visits some of the old wounds back in 1968 that cost the Democrats the election. Here we go:

Philadelphia has approved four demonstration permits in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the July Democratic National Convention — including a large rally planned near the convention’s epicenter.

One of the permits is for an event consisting of four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park in support of Mr. Sanders. The city said it expects 30,000 participants, and organizers said in an interview they hope turnout will be much higher.

The park is adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will be held — raising the possibility of a large demonstration in support of Mr. Sanders just steps away from where delegates will officially select the Democratic nominee. A growing number of Democrats are concerned the conventioncould turn out to be divisive and disorderly due to activities planned by Sanders supporters.

The city has also granted permits to three smaller demonstrations at Thomas Paine Plaza, a few miles from the Wells Fargo Center. The city says it expects 2,000 to 3,000 participants at those events.

More at WSJ


Hillary Clinton Lies Again, Says She ‘Did Not Put Down Conditions’ to Support Obama in 2008

She just can’t keep herself from lying. Does she even know the truth anymore? One has to ask as she apparently can quite stridently deny the truth of the matter. She just can’t help but be willing to do most anything for money. Hillary was a bit snarky through her whole interview with Rachael Maddow. This piece is just making the blogosphere and worthy of holding her feet to the fire. Here we go:

Hillary Clinton said that Bernie Sanders should follow the example she set in 2008 when she threw her support behind then-Sen. Barack Obama without putting down “conditions,” but a look back to 2008 shows that Clinton refused to step aside until Obama promised to help her with her campaign debt. Below a partial transcript:

“Let’s look at what happened in 2008, because that’s the closest example,” Clinton said. “We got to the end in June and I did not put down conditions. I didn’t say, ‘You know what, if Senator Obama does X, Y, and Z, maybe I’ll support him.’ I said, ‘I am supporting Senator Obama, because no matter what our differences might be, they pale in comparison to the differences between us and the Republicans.’”

“That is what I think one does,” Clinton concluded. “That is certainly what I did and I hope that we will see the same this year.”

Although Clinton said she threw her support behind Obama without preconditions, a stroll down memory lane indicates she strayed from the truth.

Reports from early June 2008 show that the Obama campaign’s willingness to assist Clinton with the massive campaign debt she had amassed was a major sticking point when it came to her political surrender.

Top Clinton adviser Harold Ickes told major campaign donors that Clinton “was unlikely to pull out of the race until the issue of her massive debts was resolved,” according to a June 3, 2008, report from the Daily Telegraph, which also indicated that negotiations were in progress.

“It’s not about the vice-presidency or any other position she might get,” a source close to a donor said. “It’s about the money—in particular the Clinton family money.”

“The Obama campaign might have to reach deeply into its well-stocked coffers in order to secure the full support of Mrs. Clinton and her husband Bill in the November general election,” wrote theTelegraph’s Toby Harnden.

The Clinton campaign was more than $22 million in debt at the time, and $12 million of that was money Clinton had loaned to the campaign herself.

More at Free Beacon

Clinton Ally Feinstein can’t Name a Single Senate Accomplishment

I have news for Feinstein. While Dianne can’t come up with anything Hillary accomplished while a New York Senator, Hillary can’t come up with any of her accomplishments as Secretary of State. In the clip I dug up, take note that she takes full responsibility for the Foreign policy of the Administration, claiming Obama was “too busy” working on the economy. Here we go:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) struggled to name a single accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s nearly decade-long tenure in the Senate when prompted by reporters.

Feinstein, who endorsed Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, worked alongside the former secretary of state in Congress for eight years. When pressed to name a “signature accomplishment” from Clinton’s time as senator, Feinstein drew a blank.

“Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored,” Feinstein told The San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week.

Feinstein met with The Chronicle’s editorial board Tuesday to outline her latest California water plan and told reporters the question about her longtime ally caught her off guard. She later directed an aide to “get on Google” so she could keep a list of Clinton’s senate successes.

(During her eight years in Congress, three bills that Clinton sponsored became law. The statutes were noncontroversial and established a historic site, a post office, and highway in New York.)

More Free Beacon

At the Women of the World 2014 Summit in New York City on April 3, 2014, Hillary Clinton struggles to list concrete accomplishments during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Kasich advocates for brokered convention

I have come to learn more about the various methods of achieving delegates than I ever thought I needed to know. So much for Democracy. Open primaries? Where either party can vote for the GOP candidates? So now it is going to be full-bore to totally blow up the Convention. Here Kasich opines that we will get a real lesson on the Democratic process. I find the man almost as offensive as the Hildebeast. No need to get into that today. You betcha flipper – (Kasich, he is always waving his Rino hands.)

Romney bashes Trump on Kimmel program, four years ago sang his praises

Too bad Romney didn’t have as much energy during his campaign as he now has in his determination to bash Trump at any time or place. Whether one is a fan of Trump or not, consider what Romney had to say about Trump just four years ago. Praising the Donald up the kazoo. I give you that short clip. But this attack plan is not new for the Romney clan. I covered it earlier in a post George Romney called Goldwater candidate Suicidal for GOP, Mitt any different with Trump? Even after Goldwater won the primaries, George Romney attempted a coup at the convention.This is why voters are so cynical. Here we go:

After delivering a speech last week in which he labeled Donald Trump a “phony,” a “fraud,” and “very, very not smart,” Mitt Romney brought his #NeverTrump campaign to Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night. And Jimmy Kimmel, who was tougher on Trump than some other late-night hosts have been, was a willing partner in the effort.

“This is the first time anyone has ever come on this show to stop somebody from doing something,” Kimmel told Romney, after complimenting him on his “big hands.”

More at Daily Beast



DOJ give immunity to Clinton’s I.T. wizard, never had security clearance

The DOJ has granted Clinton’s I.T. wizard immunity. What is not reported today but seems important is the information that neither he nor the company he worked for had security clearances. They were apparently backing up her server thus not only was her server vulnerable, but the company as well. In addition, there are questions about his working for the State Department and doing work for her.

First the latest, then let’s look back

The Justice Department has granted immunity to the former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email server, a sign the FBI investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing is progressing.

A senior U.S. law enforcement official said the FBI had secured the cooperation of Bryan Pagliano who worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009.

As the FBI looks to wrap up its investigation in the coming months, agents will likely want to interview Clinton and her senior aides about the decision to use a private server, how it was set up, and whether any of the participants knew they were sending classified information in emails, current and former officials said.

In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said: “As we have said since last summer, Secretary Clinton has been cooperating with the Department of Justice’s security inquiry, including offering in August to meet with them to assist their efforts if needed.” (Chuckle time)

More at Washington Post

Hillary’s IT man worked for State Dept, Company without security clearance 

…..The DSS is an arm of the Defense Department and is the only federal agency authorized to approve private sector company access to sensitive or confidential material.

The agency reviews and approves private contractors to assure they have secure facilities and approves security clearances for employees to clear them for access to sensitive or classified materials.

About 13,000 companies have received FCL or facility-wide clearance.  But Platte River is not one of them.

“Platte River is not cleared” to have access to classified material, stated Cindy McGovern, chief public affairs officer for DSS in a telephone interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. (Second point)-


…..The people briefed on the server indicated that Pagliano continued to act as the lead specialist responsible for Clinton’s personal server even while he was employed by the Department of State. The e-mail system was not always reliable, these people said, with Pagliano summoned at various times to fix problems. Notably, the system crashed for days after New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, while Hillary Clinton was still secretary of state. It is unclear what email system the secretary used to conduct the nation’s diplomatic business with during that period.

Memo: Clinton would steer State funds to her Donor’s Haiti project

Haiti has been a honey pot of gold for the Clinton machine and their friends. Beginning with her brother and ending with one in prison. The latest dump should be headline news,

This is the latest, but not the first story that dripped out.

First Clinton Foundation donor lobbies State Dept – Gets funding 

A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to Hillary Clinton’s office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the U.S. government and Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department of State. (Take a full look, but I think you got the drift.)


Hillary Clinton’s brother gets rare Haitian gold mine permit 

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years.

The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

Now the latest:

An official at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency under the guidance of the State Department, wrote a memo on Jan. 26, 2010 to her superiors recommending funding for a construction project in Haiti.

According to the proposal, Miami businessman Claudio Osorio and his company InnoVida would build homes on the island using low-cost proprietary panels. Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC’s renewable energy director, noted in the report that InnoVida had “U.S. persons of political influence that are able to assist in advancing the company’s plans.”

“This case represents a new low in the misuse of public funds by Clinton allies,” National Legal and Policy Center chairman Ken Boehm told the Free Beacon last July. “There must be an investigation into why this Clinton donor was using a law firm recommended by Bill Clinton and one of Hillary Clinton’s top fund raisers to improperly obtain millions from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.”“For instance, former President Bill Clinton is personally in contact with the Company to organize its logistical and support needs,” wrote Tabernacki. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made available State Department resources to assist with logistical arrangements.”

Additionally, the Clinton Global Initiative had “indicated that it would be willing to contract to purchase 6,500 homes in Haiti from InnoVida within the next year.”

What was not explicitly stated in the memo, but known to OPIC officials at the time, was that Osorio had a prior relationship with the Clintons. Days earlier, the businessman had shown Tabernacki a video of Bill Clinton speaking at his home in 2007. The speech took place during a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that Osorio hosted at his Star Island mansion.

Osorio was also a Clinton Foundation donor, contributing between $10,000 and $50,000 to the organization. Additionally, he had hired Clinton’s 2008 finance director Jonathan Mantz to lobby OPIC for the loan request.

Less than 24 hours after Tabernacki’s recommendation was sent, OPIC approved a $10 million loan to InnoVida. But the homes in Haiti were never built. By the following year, InnoVida had declared bankruptcy and its owner had caught the eye of both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI.

In 2013, Osorio was sentenced to 12 years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering connected to the Haiti house-building scam. He was accused of cheating investors out of $40 million, using the money to pay for a Maserati, his Miami mansion, and a ski chalet in Colorado.

More at Free Beacon

Just for the record and a good read:

For the creepy long fingers which didn’t stop with gold mines.

The Clintons: Viceroys of Haiti – Breitbart


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