12 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-21-16

  1. This is low, even for the Clintons.


    “Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative.

    The congressional report focused on Clinton’s decade-long relationship with a controversial Indian drug manufacturer called Ranbaxy, which CHAI used as one of its main distributors of HIV/AIDS drugs to Third World countries.”

    And just how “charitable” is the Clinton Foundation with it’s millions in donations received?

    Not very.


    “Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”

    The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.

    That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

    Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the remaining almost $851K was marked as “professional fundraising expenses.”

    Despite taking in an additional $30 million in 2014, the Clinton Foundation spent 40 percent less on charitable grants in 2014 than in 2013. Even as it slashed charitable spending, the foundation increased the amount spent on salaries, employee benefits and compensation by $5 million in 2014. The foundation also spent $5 million more “other expenses” in 2014.”

    Unless you happen to be a Clinton, or Clinton friend, it’s not very charitable. If you’re in the inner circle, then it’s like one big slush fund. It’s time for Congress to investigate this fraud.


  2. Is David Brock of Media Matters (a true Clinton flunkie) laundering money thru Clinton’s many super-PACs? Sure looks like it.


    “This is serious.
    David Brock operates over a dozen pro-Clinton organizations from his office in Washington DC. Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between his organizations.
    Brock’s unregistered Professional Solicitor, the Bonner Group, receives a 12.5% cut every time money is moved.

    There’s a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits. Professional Solicitors are required to disclose their active solicitation contracts. Brock wants his unregistered solicitor, the Bonner Group, to keep their client list hidden for a very specific reason.

    David Brock is laundering money
    David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.”

    “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

    We’ve spent months trying to find some sort of loophole to justify this activity. But there aren’t any loopholes. David Brock has something to hide. Just last week, The Daily Caller reported the following:

    “Brock’s former long-time live-in boyfriend William Grey (whom Brock has thanked in several of his books) threatened to go to the IRS with damaging information about how Brock was running his Media Matters empire. What did Brock do? He paid Grey $850,000 to keep quiet. Brock reportedly had to sell his home in Rehoboth, Delaware to come up with the money. This certainly seems to indicate that Brock was terrified about what the authorities would uncover.”

    Adding to this, Fox News reported the following: “Grey accused Brock of “financial malfeasance” and threatened to undermine Brock’s fundraising efforts.

    “Next step is I contact all your donors and the IRS,” Grey wrote in an email dated May 19, 2010. “This is going to stink for you if you do not resolve this now.””

    We believe that the information presented in this article is what has Brock so terrified. We feel confident in saying, with close to absolute certainty, that David Brock is laundering money through his Media Matters conglomerate.”


  3. And yes, that’s the same David Brock who works/meets with Obama on a regular basis. So I doubt the DoJ will be very interested in investigating further. Looks like Bill and Loretta need another chance meeting at an airport.


  4. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nate-silver-trump-surges-from-3-to-48-chance-of-winning-in-1-month/article/2602386

    Nate Silver: Trump surges from 3% to 48% chance of winning


    The latest vote projection from elections guru Nate Silver has Republican Donald Trump just six electoral votes short of winning and one point away from equaling Hillary Clinton’s popular vote.

    The newest Five Thirty Eight survey Trump at 264 and Clinton at 272, two more than needed. It’s the closest in recent weeks. …


  5. Donna,

    Perhaps this has something to do with that. Ricky will point out the peeing Trump supporter as further evidence that they’re all insane, but keep in mind, he’s a recent Democrat convert, so obviously he will need some work. 🙂


    “On a recent Saturday, standing in her driveway, Halle Minchin Skook could not fathom why her neighbor was pissing on Youngstown’s Democratic tradition and voting for Donald Trump this election cycle.

    “He literally pees out his window,” Skook said, gesturing toward the house next door on Como Street, occupied by a Trump backer.

    The 26-year-old special education teacher at Struthers Middle School didn’t even want to mow the strip of grass between her home and that of her neighbor.

    “The stench of urine on the grass is awful,” her mother piped in.

    Standing in the driveway outside her hunter green wood paneled childhood home where she still lived, Skook was scornful of the following that Trump has developed in Struthers, a traditionally Democratic stronghold in the heart of working class Mahoning County, along the eastern flank of Ohio.

    “I don’t understand how any educated person who watches all of the political things on TV can vote for him,” Skook complained. “He’s getting nuclear launch codes if he gets elected. He would just blow up somewhere. I just don’t see him being a good leader.” In case it wasn’t already clear, Skook is voting for Hillary Clinton.

    But here on Como Street in Struthers, where CBS News spent a recent weekend knocking on every door on the block, Skook was in the minority. All around her, the community was ditching their Democratic roots and flocking to Trump.

    Paul Sracic, who has lived in the area for years and is chair of the department of politics and international relations at Youngstown University, described Trump’s “blue-collar billionaire” identity as the perfect cocktail to attract onetime Democrats here.

    “They know he’s not really a Republican, and that Mitt Romney hates him, so that helps,” Psaric said of the voters in his community. “So instead it’s like, ‘I’m not becoming a country club Republican, I’m a part of Trump’s party.’”


  6. I hate to admit that the contrarian in me is considering voting for Trump simply because so many of the old guard and liberal elites and media are doing everything in their power to keep him out of the White House. It makes me wonder why they have banded together against him. Politics sure does make strange bed fellows.

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  7. Hillary will win the White House. It’s “her turn” and all H3(( will break out if she doesn’t. It has been ordained to be so.
    I truly am convinced that 99% of American could vote for Trump but the electoral college has already been paid. She will be your next president.


  8. All I know is that the next 50 days will be very loud and chaotic and intense

    They’re predicting a record audience for Monday’s televised first debate


  9. Nate Silver Retweeted David Rothschild

    Never seen otherwise-smart people in so much denial about something as they are about Trump’s chances. Same mistake as primaries, Brexit.


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