Friday, August 23, 2019

Obama's $15 Million Mansion

FBI and the Hillary Clinton Email Case

From The Hill:
Thanks to the relentless investigative work of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), we are learning that the Hillary Clinton email case may not really be settled.

A staff memo updating the two senators’ long-running probe discloses that the FBI — the version run in 2016 by the now-disgraced and fired James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — failed to pursue access to “highly classified” evidence that could have resolved important questions.

The failure to look at the evidence back in 2016 occurred even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was “necessary” to complete the investigation into Clinton’s improper transmission of classified emails — some top secret — on her unsecure private email server, the memos show.

To make matters worse, the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) has known about that decision since at least 2018, thanks to the work of the DOJ’s internal watchdog, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, who provided DOJ leaders and Congress with a classified appendix explaining what happened.

But Johnson and Grassley have been unable to get answers for a year, even from Attorney General William Barr, about whether the FBI intends to look at the critical evidence it skipped back in 2016.

The Senate staff memo succinctly lays out just how egregious the FBI’s decision was in 2016.

The inspector general’s “appendix raised a number of serious questions because, as explained on page 154 of the unclassified DOJ IG report, the FBI decided not to seek access to certain highly classified information potentially relevant to the investigation despite members of the FBI case team referring to the review as a ‘necessary’ part of the investigation,” the Senate staff wrote.

“As a result of the findings in that appendix, Senator Grassley wrote a classified letter to DOJ on October 17, 2018, which remains unanswered. On January 15, 2019, at Mr. Barr’s nomination hearing, Senator Grassley asked Mr. Barr if he would answer the letter, if confirmed, to which he attested, ‘Yes, Senator.’ On April 16, 2019, Senators Grassley, Johnson, and Graham sent a letter to Attorney General Barr reiterating the need for a written response to that letter."
This is a scandal.

The corruption in the FBI must be investigated.

Is Hillary Clinton above the law?

She must be held accountable for her wrongdoing, as well as everyone involved in attempting to protect her.

The American people need answers.

Jeff Buckley: Grace - 25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago today, Jeff Buckley released his only studio album, Grace.

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced - 52 Years Ago

Fifty-two years ago today, the Jimi Hendrix Experience released Are You Experienced in North America, which included some different tracks from the version released in the UK, May 1967.

"Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," and "The Wind Cries Mary" were not on the UK release.

Keith Moon - 73

Keith Moon was born 73 years ago today.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Electoral College a 'Scam'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clueless.

It's funny that the Democrats will be holding their convention in Milwaukee in 2020.

That wouldn't be happening if not for the Electoral College.

Citizens of Wisconsin would be irrelevant. Because of the incredible wisdom of the framers, we matter.

We would be disenfranchised if Ocasio-Cortez and like-minded Democrats/Leftists/Socialists had their way.

Democrats are bad for Wisconsin.

Ask our cows.

NYT's 1619 Project Misreads History

The New York Times, like other Leftists and Leftist operations, is obsessed with making America the ultimate bad guy.

Joshua Lawson does an excellent job analyzing the NYT's distortion of American and world history.

He writes:
It’s there in plain sight. Spelled-out in its mission statement, the New York Times’ 1619 Project seeks to “reframe” American history to mark the year 1619 as the “true founding.” By doing so, the project will “[place] the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center” of the American story.

The year 1619 was chosen for the Times’ “re-founding” to mark when the first slaves arrived in the English settlement of Jamestown. For the Times, this moment irredeemably tainted the nation. Yet viewing the centuries-old actions of men through a 21st-century lens will not solve our present social tensions. Slavery was a heart-wrenching, obstacle during America’s birth, but by no objective analysis was it the central factor of the founding as the 1619 Project claims.

...With no other way to obtain the necessary support for unity and ratification, the Founders spitefully tolerated slavery’s existence, while also placing it on a path to extinction. Once the nation secured independence, American statesman of the Founding Era slashed away at slavery as quickly as prudence and political reality would allow.

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 prohibited slavery in the territory that would become the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. In 1794, Congress barred American ships from engaging in the slave trade. Additional legislation in 1780 banned Americans from employment or investment in the international slave trade. Finally, the U.S. Congress officially banned the importation of slaves beginning on January 1, 1808, the earliest date allowed under the deal made to ratify the Constitution.

Far from the bastion of racism, hate and pro-slavery sentiment that the 1619 Project portrays, much of the United States was ahead of the world in ending the horror of slavery. Shortly after the signing of the Declaration, northern states took the lead. By 1804, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania had passed laws that immediately or gradually abolished slavery.

Lawson points out that abolition efforts around the world lagged behind the Americans.

Slavery wasn’t abolished until 1834 in the British Empire, 1848 in French colonial possessions, 1858 in Portuguese colonies, 1861 in Dutch Caribbean colonies, 1886 in Cuba, and 1888 in Brazil.

The pace of abolition was even worse in the non-Western part of the world. Barbary pirate slavers from North Africa enslaved more than a million Europeans until the end of WWI, three times the number of Africans sold to America. Slavery wasn’t abolished in China until 1910 (but was still practiced until 1949) and didn’t completely end in Korea until 1930. Qatar allowed slavery until 1952, Saudi Arabia and Yemen until 1962, and Mauritania until 1980—nearly 200 years after it was abolished by the state of Massachusetts.

Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives to end slavery.

The New York Times should portray history fairly, but that wouldn't advance the "Hate America" agenda. Instead, we get the 1619 Project.

Bill de Blasio - Technical Difficulties

Bill de Blasio fell victim to a very strange technical difficulty.

Poor connections and no sound happen. This sort of voice distortion doesn't. Very odd.

De Blasio doesn't stand a chance of winning the race for the Democrat nomination. None of this matters, but it is kind of amusing.

Brewers Win!

Go Brewers!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Jill Biden and Defeating Trump

Carolina Dorothy Trump

NYT Editor Bari Weiss Admits Omar and Tlaib

Everything President Trump touches only becomes toxic in the world of Democrats/Leftists/Never Trumpers.

Half the country is very aware of the anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

We know how messed up they are. We know they are toxic. We know Democrats/Leftists/Never Trumpers give the anti-Semites a pass because they hate President Trump.

The president is not to blame for the media's failure to cover the story truthfully and completely.

Weiss says it's Trump's fault. That, of course, is wrong. However, she does admit that Omar and Tlaib have behaved in a manner that is scandalous.

The Democrats' failure to acknowledge that and the Leftist media's failure to give the public the truth about Omar and Tlaib is an indication of how deranged they are. They are responsible for their failures.

CNN Poll: Kamala Harris Sinks

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Cedric Benson R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Palestinian Authority Bans LGBT Activities

Will the media ask Democrat anti-Semite Rashida Tlaib to comment?