Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Clinton’

Hope Springs Eternal

February 1, 2016


Hillary and Convenience

January 21, 2016

I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for
my work and for my personal emails instead of two,” a self-assured Clinton told more than 200 reporters crowded into a U.N. corridor.

Was she correct?  Was this really allowed by the State Department?

Here’s what the State Departments guidance for storing and safeguarding classified material says.

“Do not store classified material at a facility outside the chancery, consulate, etc., merely for convenience. To store classified material, a post must demonstrate to
the regional security officer (RSO) a legitimate need to have material at a given location and provide a justification for the level of classified material to be stored.”

(CT:DS-241; 10-16-2015) (Office of Origin: DS/SI/IS)

Granted, this guidance is referring to State Department consulates and posts, but would logically also apply to the Secretary of State storing classified material at a facility outside  the State Department’s security controls.

Look Out, Behind You!

May 21, 2008

Who is that wild-eyed terrorist behind her?

Diane Feinstein Sticks With a Loser

May 9, 2008

In still another stunning demonstration of her impeccable ability to pick out the most despicable individuals to support, our very own Senior Senator Diane Feinstein has chosen to stick with the presumptive loser, Hillary Clinton.

Remember her keen insight into Attorney General Michael Mukasey?

Feinstein said Mukasey is “not Alberto Gonzales,” referring to the former attorney general who resigned in September in the wake of the firings of U.S. attorneys and other scandals that rocked the Justice Department. “Rather, he has forged an independent life path as a practitioner of the law and a federal judge,” she said.

He’s worked out well, hasn’t he?

Remember Judge Southwick?

Thanks a lot Senator.

Quote for the Day

May 8, 2008

“She is the Japanese soldier in the Pacific island that hasn’t been told the war is over,” said Democratic pollster John Anzalone. “Occasionally she picks off a few islanders and considers it a victory. Well, yesterday she found out the war was over.”

List of 10 Verified Hillary Clinton Lies

April 6, 2008

You have to wonder exactly how many prevarications it will take for people to become aware that Hillary Clinton might have a something of a tiny little character flaw – like being a pathological liar – that will reflect negatively on her fitness to be president and commander-in-chief.

Presented for your enjoyment is a list of 10 of Hillary Clinton’s recent and past lies.

Note that this list doesn’t include any of the misrepresentations relating to any of the many scandals she was involved in when while in the White House.

1. Hillary Clinton lied as a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee

Dan Calabrese reveals in his column that former general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Zeifman, indicated that he fired the 27 year old Hillary Rodham from the House Judiciary Committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation due to her lying and unethical conduct. Zeifman said that during the Watergate investigation Hillary lied in a legal brief, them removed evidence from public access that would document her conduct. (Source)

2. Hillary Clinton lied about flying into Bosina under sniper fire

“I remember landing under sniper fire,” she said in Washington on Monday. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

News footage of the event however showed her claims to have been wide of the mark, and reporters who accompanied her stated that there was no sniper fire. Her account was ridiculed by ABC News as “like a scene from Saving Private Ryan”. (Source)

3. Hillary Clinton Misrepresented her Record opposing the Iraq War

In Eugene, Ore., Saturday, April 5, 2008, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., attempted to change the measure by which anyone might assess who criticized the Iraq war first, her or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., by saying those keeping records should start in January 2005, when Obama joined the Senate. (A measure that conveniently avoids her October 2002 vote to authorize use of force against Iraq at a time that Obama was speaking out against the war.) She claimed that using that measure, she criticized the war in Iraq before Obama did.

But Clinton’s claim was false. (Source)

4. Hillary Clinton Misrepresented her Role in the Irish Peace Accord

The historian Tim Pat Coogan told The Chicago Tribune: “It was a nice thing to see her there, with the women’s groups. It helped, I suppose. But it was ancillary to the main thing. It was part of the stage effects, the optics.” Former SDLP man Brian Feeney said pithily: “The road to peace was carefully documented, and she wasn’t on it.” (Source)

5. Hillary Clinton Misrepresented the extent to which her daughter was in danger on 9/11

Clinton said Chelsea had gone on “what she thought was going to be a great jog. She was going to go down to Battery Park, she was going to go around the towers. She went to get a cup of coffee and, and, that’s when the plane hit.”

Responding to a question about whether her daughter heard the “rumble,” Clinton said, “She did hear it.”

Weeks later, Chelsea Clinton told a magazine that she was in an apartment 12 blocks away when the first plane hit. A UPI article said she was outdoors closer to the site when “she heard the rumble of the second tower collapsing.” (Source)

6. Hillary Clinton Claimed she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary

During a stop in Nepal while on a south Asian goodwill tour in April 1995, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton engaged in a brief (and reportedly coincidental) meeting with Sir Edmund Hillary (who, along with Tenzing Norgay, became the first person to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, in 1953) and told reporters she had been named after the famed mountain climber. The notion that Ms. Clinton’s given name was inspired by the man who conquered Everest was almost certainly a bit of fiction invented for political expediency (as many critics have noted, Edmund Hillary didn’t become world-famous until six years after Hillary Rodham was born). (Source)

7. Hillary Clinton Lied about supporting NAFTA

On November 1, 1996, United Press International reported that on a trip to Brownsville, Texas, Clinton “touted the president’s support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it would reap widespread benefits in the region.”

The Associated Press followed up the next day noting that Hillary Clinton touted the fact that “the president would continue to support economic growth in South Texas through initiatives such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.”

In her memoir, Clinton wrote, “Senator Dole was genuinely interested in health care reform but wanted to run for president in 1996. He couldn’t hand incumbent Bill Clinton any more legislative victories, particularly after Bill’s successes on the budget, the Brady bill and NAFTA.”

Yes, we are all expected to just forget that, so that Hillary Clinton’s campaign can manufacture supposed “outrage” that anyone would say she supported NAFTA – all at a time her chief strategist, Mark Penn, simultaneously heads a firm that is right now pushing to expand NAFTA into South America.

Penn was recently fired by both Columbia and the Clinton campaign. (Source)

8. Hillary Clinton Lied about her role in the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Her campaign Web site boasts that her record includes “helping to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act.”

But the bill was pushed in Congress for years and passed twice, only to be vetoed by former President George H.W. Bush. Congress passed it a third time as Bill Clinton took office. He signed it into law on Feb. 5, 1993, barely two weeks after he became president.

Hillary Clinton’s own White House schedules, recently released, make no mention of any meetings on the bill. (Source)

9. Hillary Clinton Lied about her trip to Africa

Speaking in Pennsylvania two weeks ago, Clinton introduced former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson. “He and I did travel together to Africa and, sort of, paved the way for the president’s trip the following year, which was historic,” Clinton said.

But Wilson didn’t accompany Clinton on her March 1997 trip to Africa. Wilson did accompany both Clintons on the president’s 1998 Africa visit.

“She made a mistake on that,” Wilson said. “She misspoke on that. I worked closely with her and her staff on the president’s trip, which she went on.”

The Clinton administration official who accompanied Clinton on her 1997 trip was Susan Rice, who’s now a senior foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign. (Source)

10. Hillary Clinton Lied about the “uninsured” woman who died after childbirth

Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured…

Linda M. Weiss, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign had never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story, which Mrs. Clinton had first heard from a Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy in late February 2008.

A Clinton spokesman, Mo Elleithee, said candidates would frequently retell stories relayed to them, vetting them when possible. “In this case, we did try but were not able to fully vet it,” Mr. Elleithee said. “If the hospital claims it did not happen that way, we respect that. (Source)

April 7, 2008, Clinton partly vindicated.

Clinton erred in telling audiences that the Ohio woman lacked insurance when seeking help for her troubled pregnancy. But according to Casto’s account, Bachtel’s medical tragedy began with circumstances very close to the essence of Clinton’s now-abandoned account: the lack of insurance created a $100 barrier to needed medical attention close to home. (Source)

Tomorrow is another day with a good chance of another lie.

Hillary in Tuzula – The Truth

March 26, 2008

Barack Obama and The DLC

March 6, 2008

Do you know where your Obama is on the political spectrum?

Here’s a short piece that might help you understand where he’s coming from.

You should also know that Hillary Clinton is deeply involved with the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).

You should further know that the DLC is not a progressive group.

In fact, the DLC has been called, “Republican Trojan Horse in the bowels of the Democratic machinery”.

The DLC supports privatization of Social Security and Medicare.

The DLC is pro-big business. They like to turn government provided services over to private corporations. They like to get rid of labor unions and send jobs overseas.

Under the name, “The Third Way,” Hillary Clinton will carry on with some of the same nonsense we have endured with her husband and the Bush regime.

Hillary Clinton is no progressive or populist.

At one time, the DLC apparently placed Obama’s name on their rolls without his consent. He has had his name removed from the DLC.

Just thought you should know.

Compare Clinton & Obama’s Votes on Conservation Issues

February 22, 2008

From the League of Conservation Voters comes a comparison of the voting record of Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama.

Clinton’s voting record

Obama’s voting record

Hillary and the Mob

February 14, 2008

How come nobody ever talks about Hillary and her mob connections?

She has Harold Ickes as a key adviser. He has long been associated with a law firm that represents mobbed up labor unions.

In 1977 Ickes joined the Mineola, New York law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, taking charge of its labor practice. Among the crooked unions Ickes represented for the firm were Local 100 of HERE — the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union — which was jointly controlled by the Colombo and Gambino crime families; the New York City District Council of Carpenters, then controlled by the Genovese crime family; and Teamsters Local 851, which ran the air freight rackets at JFK airport for the Lucchese crime family.

Insiders have long noted Ickes’ special loyalty toward Hillary Clinton. The Boston Globe called him “a special favorite of the president’s wife.” In the Clinton White House, Ickes quickly gravitated to Hillary’s end of the operation. He served initially as “health care czar,” charged with rescuing the First Lady’s floundering Health Security Act. Mrs. Clinton later placed Ickes in charge of a special unit within the White House Counsel’s office, dedicated to suppressing Clinton scandals. It operated, in effect, as a Counsel’s office within the Counsel’s office. In his book The Seduction of Hillary Rodham, David Brock refers to Ickes’ special unit as the “Shadow Counsel’s Office.” Its operatives included Mark Fabiani, Chris Lehane and Jane Sherburne. Ickes reported directly to Hillary Clinton on all matters related to the work of this special unit.

And then there was the late Arthur Coia.

Arthur Coia, president of the Laborers’ International Union (LIUNA), was described by organized crime investigators in the Justice Department as being a mob puppet. Coia was a frequent guest at the White House, traveled with President Clinton on Air Force One several times, and they exchanged gifts. The Justice Department in 1995 had drafted a racketeering lawsuit against him, but after Hillary Clinton spoke to a LIUNA convention, a decision was made to allow the union to hire its own lawyer to root out corruption. Coia stayed in his position and continued to raise huge sums for the Democrats. He was chairman of a 1996 fund-raising event that produced more than $12 million for the party.

Just thought you should know.