Friday, July 8, 2016

The Dallas Story Captured in One Word

Here is Friday's front page of the Dallas Morning News. It captures the sick and sad news of chaos in Dallas and describes how five police officers were murdered Thursday night:

And that's exactly what it was ---- AN AMBUSH.

The world is in chaos and so are we as a society.

Law and order have broken down and disorder rules in many of our largest cities and urban neighborhoods today ---- including many of our nation's governing, political and academic institutions.

Let's each and all resolve to hang in there --- and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that America is a much better society than what happened this week in Dallas, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and elsewhere.

We the People are in charge.

That's my take.

Thanks. Bob.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hillary's Clear Political Path to the Presidency Includes False Promises of 'Free Stuff' for the Young ... It's Indeed a Rigged but Winning Strategy

Hillary's response to the report of her lying about emails was a simple and nonresponsive one --- free college and loan forgiveness for indebted students. And she probably will get another hall pass from voting Americans for doing so. In fact, she'll probably get more votes.

Here's why Hillary will get enough votes from enough of We the People to replace Barack as the nation's Liar-In-Chief.

Bernie Sanders beat Hillary by a whole lot with younger voters in the Democratic primaries.

On the other hand, Hillary really stomped Bernie with black voters.

The teachers union endorsed Hillary at the outset. Their support means Hillary won't endorse any loss of dues paying public school teachers since parents and their kids won't be allowed free choice as where to attend schools.

Thus, more public school students will equate to more union dues paid by greater numbers of well paid and often unqualified tenured public school teachers. This is turn will contribute to higher taxes paid by these same students as adults when they have to pay for the future salaries and unfunded pensions of their current teachers and school administrators.

And when college is 'free,' that means more 'students' will be enrolled, whether able or willing to do the work or not. That in turn means more government funding for the additional students, which in turn means higher pay and pension benefits for college teachers and administrators. It's the 'butts in the seat' road to more money for colleges, pure and simple.

Now let's explore the vote getting strategy which will undoubtedly ensure a Hillary victory over Donald in November.

Hillary now advocates 'free' college and the forgiveness of student loan obligations for the young and heavily indebted Bernie supporters. Offering 'free' stuff is a definite vote getter, even though the newly converted young Hillary voters and their 'smart' college student counterparts will undoubtedly get the shaft down the road --- but only after Hillary has left office, of course.

Hillary is now all-in for 'free stuff.'  Translated that means she is buying the support of teachers unions and (unlike the elite education for her kids, other Democratic politicians and the Obama children as well) opposes providing all Americans with free choice with respect to which schools their kids will attend. That translates into higher pay for public sector workers since more students means more money coming from government, aka taxpayers. And that in turn means more pay and pension benefits for teachers as well as more dues for Hillary supporting union leaders.

And on top of that, the parents whose kids who attend poorly performing urban schools are going to vote massively for Hillary anyway. And when these same kids grow up unable to compete effectively in the globally competitive job market, their taxes will be increased to pay for all the guaranteed and unfunded pension benefits provided to the dues paying teachers and their union leaders.

Clinton tuition plans suggests more Sanders policies may be absorbed says this about the prospects for more vote getting 'freebies' likely to be promised by Hillary:

"Hillary Clinton took a page from Bernie Sanders’ campaign playbook on Wednesday by embracing free tuition for some American college students. And if Sanders has his way, it won’t be the last time she echoes her primary-season rival.

On Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee proposed offering tuition-free college to students from certain families, as well as a three-month moratorium on student loan payments to all federal loan borrowers. In a statement, Clinton said her plan would make sure families “can send a child or loved one to college tuition-free” and give student debt holders “immediate relief.”

Read: Hillary Clinton embraces some of Bernie Sanders’ ‘free college’ ideas.

Sanders hailed Clinton’s move, which came about three weeks before the Democratic convention. But Sanders, who has still not endorsed Clinton’s candidacy for president, is unlikely to stop trying to push Clinton to the left. In addition to tuition-free college, he has suggested Clinton would need to support a $15 federal minimum wage and health care for all to win his endorsement. . . .

On Wednesday, at least, Sanders was singing Clinton’s praises, saying her tuition plan could “revolutionize” higher education. During the campaign, Sanders proposed allowing all students to attend a four-year college tuition-free. Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said in a statement that Clinton’s proposals “should be welcome news for Bernie Sanders supporters.”

Among those supporters: young people, and lots of them. The Washington Post reported last month that Sanders won more votes among those under 30 than Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump combined. The Post cited a Tufts University report showing more than two million young people cast ballots for Sanders in the 21 states that voted by June 1. For Clinton and Trump combined, the number was fewer than 1.6 million."

Summing Up

The unfunded election promises will continue to mount and the nation's already excessive indebtedness will continue to grow.

The overwhelming majority of Clinton supporting nonwhite parents will continue to send their kids to lousy inner city K-12 public schools where poorly performing teachers will continue to receive rich salaries and guaranteed full pensions upon their retirement at age 50 or earlier.

And when today's 'free' college students later become adult taxpayers, they too will be forced to pay for the current unaffordable salary and pension promises being made today to their teachers and administrators.

Yes, the teachers, their unions and other public employees will campaign vigorously to elect Hillary and get their hard fought for payback upon her election.

See how simple it is. Hillary and the public sector employees, along with their unions, will be the winners and our kids' futures, as well as those of the rest of We the People, will be the losers.

Donald's right about at least one thing. The game is rigged.

That's my take.

Thanks. Bob.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Obama In His Own Words ... Admits to We the People That He's a Liar ... But To Barack, Bill and Hillary, It's Just Part of Being Presidential

Some may wonder about my assertion that in addition to Queen Hillary, President Obama is a liar as well. (See my prior post.)

Here are five reasons why that's the case:

(1) Obama says that Hillary is the most qualified candidate ever to run for the office of presidency;.

(2) He's the sitting President and has successfully run for that office twice;

(3) Hillary served in Obama's administration as Secretary of State and prior to that was First Lady when her husband Bill was in office;

(4) During his presidency, Bill lied repeatedly about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky (such as the meaning of the word 'is' and 'I didn't have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.') and perhaps many other things. Hillary then lied about Bill's relationship with  Monica, Paula Jones and several other women. Obama was and is aware of all this; and

(5) Obama believes that Hillary, who he says is the most qualified candidate ever to run for the presidency (assuming he's not lying when he says this), is more qualified to be President than he and Bill were when campaigning for the highest elected office in America. (We'll leave out of the comparison people like George Washington, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.)

Accordingly, Obama believes Hillary is either a bigger or lesser liar that either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama.

If Obama believes that he is the bigger liar and for that reason Hillary is more qualified to be the President, then that says a lot about him.

On the other hand, if Obama believes she is a bigger liar than he is, then that also says a lot about his view of presidential qualifications.

And if Obama believes that Hillary isn't a liar, then that says the most of all.


My take is that according to Obama, Hillary and Bill, lying is just part of the job duties of the presidency.

And that's why I've long believed and said repeatedly that politics sucks as it is practiced in today's America.

Yet We the People continue to listen to the lies and proceed to elect the liars.

What's that say about us?

Thanks. Bob.

President Barack Obama and President-In-Waiting Hillary Clinton, aka the Liars-In-Chief

Former American journalist and broadcasting great Edmund R. Murrow once said, "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."

With that in mind, He Said/She Said: Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey on Her Email Practices has these eye opening thought provokers for those Americans willing to open their eyes and see the easily seeable:

"Here’s a comparison of statements Hillary Clinton or her campaign have made about her email practices while secretary of state and statements made by FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday:
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CLINTON: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” (Hillary Clinton, press conference, 3/10/15)

COMEY: “110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning [government] agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. … Separate from those, about 2,000 additional emails were up-classified to make them confidential. Those emails had not been classified at the time that they were sent or received… [Some] chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending emails about [top-secret-level] matters and receiving emails from others about the same matters.”
CLINTON:I take classified information seriously.” (Hillary Clinton, CNN interview, 2/1/2016)

COMEY: “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of the classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
CLINTON: “Nothing I sent was marked classified or that I received was marked classified.” (Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Town Hall on Fox News, 3/7/2016)

COMEY: “It’s also important to say something about the marking of classified information. Only a very small number of the emails here containing classified information bore markings that indicated the presence of classified information. But even if information is not marked classified in an email, participants who know, or should know, that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.”
CLINTON: “I have directed that all my emails on in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done” (Hillary Clinton, sworn statement filed in U.S. District Court, 08/10/15)

COMNEY:The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related emails that were not among the group of 30,000 emails returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014.”
CLINTON: Asked if she “wiped” the server, “What, like with a cloth or something? Well, no. I don’t know how it works digitally at all.” (Hillary Clinton, press conference, 8/18/2015)

COMEY: Clinton’s lawyers “cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.”
CLINTON: “The Secretary’s office was located in a secure area. Classified information was viewed in hard copy by Clinton while in the office. While on travel, the State Department had rigorous protocols for her and traveling staff to receive and transmit information of all types,” (, “The Facts About Hillary Clinton’s Emails”)

COMEY: “She also used her personal email extensively while outside of the United States, including sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal email account.”"

Summing Up

President Obama said today that there has never been a more qualified person, male or female, running for the U.S. presidency than Hillary Clinton.

He may even mean what he said, although he most likely doesn't believe his own words, since he is a politician.

But whether he means it or not, either way it's a really telling admission by him.

In other words, he's either lying or he's being serious about Hillary's presidential qualifications.

As for Hillary, she's just lying --- again and as always.

And then there's Donald.

Politics sucks. It really does.

Thanks. Bob.