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Hillary’s Email? It Ain’t Over

No. It’s not over for Hillary and her email handling. And that’s a good thing.

In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government agencies should have done more to recover the emails.

Sooner or later, she needs to put her hand on the bible and speak under oath. The same as would happen for anyone else who mishandled national security details.

Equal justice under the law is what this country is all about. Letting one go while prosecuting others?  “That’s not who we are.”  Right Hillary?

Link: U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit

 

Trump Nukes Media

The way the media is reacting to Pres-elect Trump’s reaction of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated goal for the coming year is something that could qualify for the M.R.I.O.T.D. award. Putin said he wants to make it a chief military objective to strengthen Russia’s nuclear capabilities.

So when Trump Tweets . . .

. . . he is basically stating his peace through strength agenda and rebuilding of the military that he’s been talking about for the last year and a half.

The media doesn’t know how to deal with someone who pretty much is his own media and speaks directly to the people, by-passing them and their bias. This has the media and jumping up and down with accusing Trump of causing “a sharp shift in U.S. national security policy. President Barack Obama has made nuclear nonproliferation a centerpiece of his agenda.” There’s the award-winning statement. Most ridiculous because it was President Obama who sanctioned real nuclear proliferation. Not only that, but for the world’s biggest State sponsor of terrorism, Iran. Not to mention the nutjob in North Korea who is already threatening to lob a nuke our way.

To the media, nuclear nonproliferation doesn’t mean not spawning nuclear capabilities to other countries. To them, and Obama, it means what we should let our own capabilities rot on the vine. There’s no outrage for the handing nuclear capabilities to Iran, with Russia’s support by the way. There’s no outrage at Putin’s goal to strengthen their nuclear capabilities, including developing a way to get past defensive shields.

What Trump did was call out Putin in terms of, you really don’t want to go there. But if you do, we’ll beat you just like the last time. The last time is when President Reagan hastened the end of the Soviet Union when they couldn’t keep up with the U.S. nuclear and defense posture. It drove them to bankruptcy. Russia’s economy is not in any shape to compete with what we could do if we wanted to.  It is all predicated on nuclear powers coming to their senses, “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

The political Left simply can not deal with the notion of peace through strength. The reason to have the best is so we won’t have to use them. The strength is the deterrence. But in their world, they believe that the world would be safer if we were weaker. The media still doesn’t understand why Trump won.

Link: Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability  |  Putin: Russia’s Nukes Can Pierce Any Defense Missile Defense System

Dept of Energy Embeds

One of the things people don’t like about Washington, and the Obama administration, is the way that political operatives are embedded into every agency of the Executive Branch.  So much so that the phrase “drain the swamp,” made popular by candidate Trump, now Pres.-elect Trump, was widely accepted by voters in November.

The politicization of the Dept. of Energy is in the news now. The Dept. of Justice is another, but that’s for another time.

Lately, the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

So it’s no surprise that the Obama administration stiffed the incoming transition team’s request for names in the DoE who have been working in the area of Climate Change. Not only that, but Democrats are pushing back for them even wanting to know. The epitome of politicization of an agency. They claim it is over-reaching. I think it is important to know who is involved so the new administration can learn what it is they have to say on the subject. Regardless, it won’t take long for the new administration to find out who they are and what they know. Sooner or later, the swamp will be drained of the political embeds poised to fight against the administration.

Like Obama once said. Elections have consequences.

Links: Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans  |  DOE won’t provide names of climate change staffers to Trump team  |  Democrats call for special counsel to probe Trump team’s focus on climate scientists

It’s Official, Trump Won, Again

Final electors tally, Trump 304, Clinton 227.

Contrary to the wishes and expectations of the wacko Left and their media, Clinton had more defectors than Trump. Trump lost 2, Hillary lost 5.

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That makes Hillary a confirmed three-time loser.
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The biggest not-published news story today, and since the election Nov 8, is the voter intimidation and death threats perpetrated by the Clinton campaign and her supporters directed at the electors of the Electoral College. Not one statement by Hillary to accept the results and to stop tearing at the constitutional electoral process. You know, like she said two months ago when she was speaking about Donald Trump.

Texas Elector, A Fraud

 

 

Link: No record of ‘faithless elector’ Chris Suprun as a 9/11 first responder

It’s Far From Over

 

Now there’s an observation I can agree with.

Why shouldn’t they expect the same treatment? Creating major bills (Affordable Care Act) that the other party can’t take part in, then passing it (deeming it passed), not by a vote, but by Budget Reconciliation instead.

Liberals know that Republicans have more respect for the system of government the Founders made to even think of doing crap like that.

Obama governs as though the Constitution has a “Sick and Tired” Clause. If Congress fails to pass something he wants, rather than go with it and accept the outcome of the Legislative Branch, he does something extra-constitutional to get it done. Invoking his Sick and Tired Clause.

Democrats (and Republicans) allowed the Executive Branch to usurp their power. In fact, I recall Democrats in the House giving Obama a standing O when he told them he was going to run around them wherever he could to advance his political agenda. They were cheering the surrender of their Constitutional powers to the Executive Branch. I recall House Republicans giving Obama the funding he needed to fund his agenda, increasing debt limits, not by approving budgets, but by six years of Continuing Resolutions.

This is the way it’s supposed to work.

Article 1 of the Constitution establishes the Legislative Branch. That’s where laws are made.

Article 2 of the Constitution establishes the Executive Branch. That’s where laws are enforced.

Article 3 of the Constitution establishes the Judicial Branch. That’s where laws are interpreted when the need arises.

There is a major adjustment needed to return to a government that will fit inside the Constitution.

Trump refers to it as draining the swamp. And it is going to take more elections to drain it. Just changing the president is not going to be enough.

Jobs Situation, October 2016

The last jobs report before the presidential election  from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics is out today. Here is the “progress” President Obama is talking about today in Fayetteville, NC while he campaigns for Hillary Clinton.

Two things you should know about what you will hear from the mainstream media. One is that they will report an unemployment rate below 5%, 4.9%  (Table A-1) The number is only that low because they don’t count millions of people who’s unemployment benefits have run out. It’s like they don’t exist any more. The real unemployment, the U-6, is 9.5%, not 4.9%. (Table A-15)

There were 161,000 jobs created in October 2016. (Table B-1) And this number includes people who have lost their FT job and taken on a PT job. It also includes those who have a job and got a 2nd or 3rd job. Taking into account births, deaths, immigration, and retirements, a minimum of 250,000 jobs is considered break-even. So 161,000 jobs created represents an 89,000 net job loss.

At the start of the Obama administration in 2009, there were 80,380,000 people not in labor force. As of Oct ’16, this has increased to 94,609,000. Obama’s economy since taking office represents a net negative job growth. And minorities are hit worst.

Black labor participation rate (Table A-2), the number of people who can work that are working, is Oct 2015, 62%. Oct 2016, 61.8%. Fewer Blacks working this year than last year.

Black unemployment Oct 2015, 8.3%. Oct 2016 8.6%. (Table A-2) Unemployment rate for Blacks is double that for Whites at 4.3%.

The jobs being created are not the better paying jobs. Comparing Oct ’16 to LY, employed persons by occupation, the largest sector growth is in the low-paying services sector at 1.12 million. (Table A-13)

Oct ’16 compared to Oct ’15, there is a 430,000 increase in people having multiple jobs. Because they have to just to get by. (Table A-9)

October ’16 compared to LY, there were 163,000 more people NOT in the labor force. Compared to the previous month, Sept 2016, the increase  is 425,000. (Table A-1)

Employment Situation October 2016 by Ross Calloway on Scribd

This dismal economic situation should open your eyes to what you can expect if Hillary Clinton should become the next president, because she is campaigning on continuing, if not exacerbating, Obama’s path.

Link: Employment Situation October 2016  |  94,609,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Drops to 62.8%

 

Obama Busted

After FBI Director James Comey’s recitation of the many crimes, as specified in the Espionage Act,  Sec. of State Hillary Clinton committed, then declared that there would be no prosecution, many Americans were left scratching their heads for a moment. Then, it was clear that the fix was in. Now we know why.

To go ahead with charges against Hillary, the President himself would have to be brought into it because he too violated the same statute.

How do we know this? We can thank WikiLeaks for exposing the evidence. And as usual, the Obama administration is calling out Russia for trying to influence our election process. The Russians are not amused that the administration is making them their scapegoat. Another example of Obama’s recklessness in foreign relations, he’s playing Russian Roulette with the wrong people.

The mainstream media and the administration are indistinguishable today, which is why they publicize Obama’s accusations and ignore the content of the emails and the fact that many (33,000?) were from him under an alias, dating back to the beginning of his administration.

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Regardless if Russia had anything to do with it (Maybe I did it, yeah, I did it. I hacked her server and sent it to WikiLeaks, Russia, China, Iran, and N. Korea, just to be safe.), bringing about transparency from the most corrupt administration in my lifetime is not an assault on our democracy, as Hillary claims. It’s about keeping elected officials honest when dealing with policies and the American people. She, her party, and the Obama administration is the assault on democracy and our system of justice. And must be stopped November 8, 2016.

September Jobs Picture, Sad

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the September Employment Situation looks like this.

All you will hear about it from Secretary Clinton and President Obama, and their spokespeople in the media, is three blurbs . . .

  • Unemployment rate 5.0,
  • 156,000 jobs created,
  • and nn of consecutive months of job growth.

Not sure how many number of consecutive months it has been, but it doesn’t matter, because it amounts to a net job loss.

To put the numbers you hear and see from the administration into perspective, realize that a monthly job creation of 250,000 is considered to be a break-even number when retirements, deaths, and population growth (births, immigration) are factored.

For September 2016, 156,000 jobs were created. Far short of break-even. Aside from that, and even worse, 284,000 jobs were lost in September. Of the 156,000 jobs created, 30,000 of them were in the foodservice industry.

Compared to last year, 1.8 million people were not counted. Of that group, 553,000 of those were in September 2016. Any thinking person might wonder how the employment rate can be 5% (Table A) when there are more people not working? Fair question. But the media never worries about that. The way the BLS arrives at that low percent is because they don’t count the millions of people who haven’t been working so long that their unemployment benefits have run out. They didn’t die. They’re still unemployed. If they were included, the REAL unemployment rate is 9.7 %. It’s called the U-6, (Table A-15).

When you dig deeper into the statistics, you come across a “MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS” category, (Table A-16). These are people who have a second (or more) jobs because they have to and are able to, just to support themselves and their family. That number increased by 549,000 for Sept 2016 over LY. The dirty little secret about the multiple jobholders stat is, the second or third job that they get is counted as a “job created.” It’s still one person. Keep that in mind when you hear Barack or Hillary tout the number of jobs created. Makes me wince at their dishonesty when I hear them.

The Labor Participation Rate remains at 62.9%. That is the level it was under the Great Malaise administration of Jimmy Carter.

This is Obamanomics. We are living the consequences of Obamanomics. It’s more like, Trickle Up Poverty.

If you think it’s time for a different approach to job creation, one that will actually create more high-paying jobs, your choice in November can only be Donald Trump.

Link: Employment Situation Summary