Friday, July 31, 2015


It seems that the POTUS is quite concerned about his Iran deal. To the extent that he’s now relying heavily on his only identifiable skill, the loud dissemination of overheated air. 
Julian Hattem and Jordan Fabian report that, “The White House is mounting a vigorous push to convince liberals to back the Iran deal.”
In that regard Obama “warned his allies that if they don’t speak up, the same people who got the U.S. into the Iraq War could sink the Iran deal, which would lift sanctions against the country in exchange for it scaling back its nuclear program.”
From the POTUS’s comments, it appears that either he doesn’t really know how we got into the Iraq war, or hopes his liberal base doesn’t either. Because, as far as the war in Iraq was concerned, according to   
“After the first Gulf War in 1991 Iraq was obliged by the U.N. to get rid of all its biological and toxic weapons. This Security Council Resolution also demanded the restoration of Kuwait’s independence and the implementation of sanctions against Iraq. The United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) performed inspections in Iraq to make sure that the conditions of the peace agreement that followed the first Gulf War were carried out. The weapons inspectors were thrown out of Iraq in December of 1998, which lead to Operation Desert Fox, a three-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.”
And therefore, since those requesting U.S. support to force Iraq’s compliance were the vast majority of the U.N., the logical conclusion of the POTUS’s warning is that those opposing the Iran nuclear deal are the same group of nation’s that requested our help in 1991, almost all of the U.N.  
Then the POTUS continued, saying, “As big of a bully pulpit as I have, it’s not enough. I can’t carry it by myself. The facts are on our side, but the politics are going to be tough if all of you don’t get involved and get active.” After which he noted that, “Democratic lawmakers he meets with do not buy opponents’ arguments, but some are wavering under pressure that is "fierce, well-financed and relentless. I can tell when they start getting squishy.”
The truth, however, is more likely that he’s well aware that as time goes on, more lawmakers and their constituents are becoming more suspicious of the deal and it’s huge flaws. Which means he senses that opposition is not only heating up, but his deal is likely facing significant trouble that very well might overturn it. 
On another recurring subject, the mistaken Democrat push for higher minimum wages is putting far more jobs in jeopardy as businesses turn to robotics for cost savings and improved efficiency.
Conner Forrest via Drudge writes about automaton in China that will likely see similar situations here in the U.S., as follows: 
“The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan has automated production lines that use robotic arms to produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment, autonomous transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse.”
Here’s the amazing statistical results of the changes being made, “There are still people working at the factory, though. Three workers check and monitor each production line and there are other employees who monitor a computer control systems. Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there's now only 60. Luo Weiqiang, general manager of the company, told the People's Daily that the number of employees could drop even further to 20 in the future.” 
What’s even more dramatic, “The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People's Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That's a 162.5% increase. 
“The increased production rate hasn't come at the cost of quality either. In fact, quality has improved. Before the robots, the product defect rate was 25%, now it is below 5%.”
Reader, putupjob, summed the situation up perfectly by asking, “how come the unions haven't moved in demanding more sick leave, sick leave accumulation, more vacation, indefinite vacation rollover, higher wages, more holidays, shorter work hours, more workplace oversight, increased wages on an escalating scale, a massive increase in the minimum wage, maternity leave for robots, time off for broken friend robots, increased medical, dental and mental health benefits, benefits for same sex robots, like we have in the very competitive USA.”
putupjob’s comment is very amusing, except it isn’t.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife that comes from, John Solomon and S.A. Miller @The Washington Times, who write: “The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
“The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.”
An unnamed U.S. official directly familiar with the situation, confidentially said that the notification of possibly hundreds of additional emails with classified secrets came from the State Department Freedom of Information Act office to the Office of Inspector General for the Director of National Intelligence.
Furthermore, “The inspector general, the chief oversight watchdog for the entire U.S. intelligence community, subsequently sent a letter to the Republican chairmen and ranking Democrats of the Senate and House intelligence committees, the official said. And that, “We were informed by State FOIA officials that there are potentially hundreds of classified emails within the 30,000 provided for former Secretary Clinton.”
So, it appears that the same three traits that have done Bill’s wife ill in the past continue to plague her today: time, familiarity and veracity. Which leads to the question, Mayor Bloomberg, Joe Biden, and now Jerry Brown, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Another day’s arrived, and more suspicious background information has surfaced regarding the president’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Adam Kredo, reports that, “Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.
“When addressing claims this week by the administration that the deal shuts down Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure, Iranian officials scoffed and said that the Obama administration is misleading the public in order to sell the deal.
Hamid Baeidinejad, an official in the Iranian foreign ministry and one of the country’s nuclear negotiators, said the Obama administration’s comments, “were meant to placate an American domestic audience. The remarks by the western officials are ambiguous comments which are merely uttered for domestic use and therefore we should say that there is no ambiguity in this (nuclear) agreement.”
However, what Mr. Baeidinejad doesn't seem to understand is that the “deal” was never intended to protect, or even appeal to, the American public. The POTUS’s objective from the beginning has been to please Valerie Jarrett, the Kerry’s, and the Iranian government.
Which, perhaps, is why reported on July 16, that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said of the administration’s negotiators: “Rank amateurs and the most dangerous kind of arrogance. China dominated these negotiations from the beginning to the end and the White House seemed more than happy to let it happen.”
As for the rest of the news, much is dedicated to the growing list of troubles dogging the Clintons, which brings us to today’s update. reports that, “Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report.
“According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014. The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of corporate question-and-answer sessions with UBS Chief Executive Bob McCann.”
Which means that for Republican presidential candidates, the task of campaigning against Bill's wife is getting far simpler. All they have to do is sit back, keep their mouths shut, and let her own history knock her totally out of contention.  
In that regard, Zeke J. Miller @time com reports about a Quinnipiac University poll released today, showing “Across nearly every key metric, from trustworthiness to caring about voters to leadership, Clinton has seen an erosion in public approval, as likely Republican rivals have erased her leads in the poll. Clinton has a net -11 favorability rating in the poll, with 40% of the American public viewing her positively and 51% negatively, with more than 50% of independents on the negative side.
Having held a significant lead for many months, ”If the election were held today, Clinton would be tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the poll—down from significant leads in a May 28 survey—but would top the current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.”
And what’s even worse for her, “57% of Americans now viewing her as neither honest nor trustworthy.”
On the other hand, the leftist media still protects her without question, as pointed out by Rush in a short item on FB today that speaks volumes.
Rush said that, according to the press, “Tom Brady admits that he replaced his legal cell phone, and he must be guilty. And over here, Hillary Clinton destroys her illegal e-mail server, and she must be innocent.”
In the meanwhile, though, an article appearing on my alma mater’s website indirectly confirms how out of touch Bill’s wife is with the nation’s changing economy, likely reflection of her advancing age.   
Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s School of Business wrote an article in the Guardian, titled, “The Gig Economy is Coming. What Will It Mean For Work?” 
Inadvertently making today’s point, Professor Sundararajan wrote that, “Jeb Bush, took a well-publicized Uber ride to signal solidarity with the company, another, Hillary Clinton, was more cautious in her support. In a speech laying out her economic plan, she said: “This on-demand, or so-called gig, economy is creating exciting economies and unleashing innovation. But it is also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.” 
The professor then goes on to explain how the gig concept works by presenting examples, and answering his own questions, as follows: 
“Does this suggest a shift towards a textbook market economy? Granted, Uber, Airbnb, Etsy and TaskRabbit are quite different from organisations such as Apple, BP or Sainsbury’s. Because you aren’t actually renting a space from Airbnb, taking a ride in a car owned by Uber or buying a product made by Etsy. The platform simply connects you with a provider of space, a driver of a vehicle or a seller who runs a virtual shop. 
“But these platforms are by no means merely the purveyors of [Adam]Smith’s invisible hand. Rather, the hand they play in facilitating exchange is decidedly visible. Uber, not individual drivers, sets prices. Airbnb trains its hosts to be better providers of hospitality. Etsy facilitates seller community building. All of them provide user-generated feedback systems, creating a high-quality consumer experience. Much like an organization building a brand might.” 
And therefore, If Bill’s wife, or her advisors, were able to comprehend the technology, she’d understand that gig economy significantly helps overcome income inequality, one of her stated platform objectives, Because, as explained by economist Thomas Piketty, “the main driver of sustained economic inequality over the past two centuries has been the concentration of wealth-producing “capital” in the hands of a few. This seems less likely if the economy is powered by millions of micro-entrepreneurs who own their businesses, rather than a small number of giant corporations.”
So, once again we have a Democrat point of view on a subject, the economy, that they simply don’t understand, or choose to construe to their political theorizing. And it seems that, regardless of the concept at hand, the more that individuals are able to gain by becoming individually independent economically the more Democrats are against it. Which is even true of not only Bill's wife, but Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden too, if they’re reading this.
That’s it for today folks.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


What’s been proven consistently over time, is that for the current administration, fulfillment of political and personal goals have always outweighed what’s best for the nation. Including such things as refusing to protect borders adequately, blocking the opening of the Keystone pipeline and disallowing open, cross-state-line competition in the provision of health care insurance. 
However, what’s far worse is that in “selling” its questionable programs to the public, distorting the truth has become standard procedure. Such as the POTUS continually promising that under the heath care tax, those that liked their doctors could certainly keep them. Which has proved to be absolutely false after implementation of his continually backfiring moves toward socialized medicine.  
Along the same lines of the administration's misrepresentations, Pam Key reports that, “Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX).”
Therefore, after strongly promoting the “deal” as the only real alternative to preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weaponry, Kerry now not only admits he has no clue as to what’s contained in a “secret deal,” he also claims to be unaware of comments made by administration shill, Susan Rice.
The exchange between Kerry and Representative Poe is incredible, considering the magnitude of what’s at stake, as follows: 
“POE: “The secret deal — Secretary Rice said that she has seen this deal with the IAEA and she’s going to share it with Congress. So if she’s seen it, have you seen it?”
“KERRY: I don’t believe that the — Susan Rice, the national security adviser, has seen it. I think –”
“POE: “–She said she did, six days ago. She said six days ago she had seen it and reviewed and that Congress will get to see it in a classified section. My question is: Have you seen it?”
“KERRY: “No I haven’t seen it. I’ve been briefed on it. And –”
“POE: “–But you haven’t read it, you haven’t seen it.”
“KERRY: “No because it’s in the possession of the IAEA.”
“POE: “Are you going to read it?”
“KERRY: “We don’t have access to the actual agreement.”
“POE: “But Secretary Rice has access to it, but you don’t have access to it –”
“KERRY: “I don’t know about that.” 
“POE: “That’s just what she said. I’m just going on what she said!”
So, much like the health care tax legislation as explained by Nancy Pelosi, after Iran drops its first nuclear bomb, we and the rest of the world will find out exactly what was in the deal between Iran and the IAEA.
On another issue, Chris Stirewalt wrote that, “When someone talks to get votes and doesn’t understand the issue. China boon” 
Citing the Daily Caller, Mr. Stirewalt reports that, “Mrs. Clinton’s plan would be a huge boost to China and Taiwan, where over 70 percent of solar photovoltaics are made,” Daniel Kish, senior vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation…‘I’m not sure Americans are going to be comfortable with Chinese solar panels covering their houses, plugging into their electricity systems and taking their jobs as official government policy,’ [Kish said.] Thanks to government subsidies, China is the world’s largest producer of solar panels...”
However, when some research is done it will probably be found out that Chinese solar panel producers are also major contributors to the Clinton Foundation, like every other entity Bill’s wife supports. 
Which brings us to today’s update on her.
Also according to, “A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
“The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account.”
In this case, the situation’s remindful of the Watergate scandal that ultimately forced Richard M. Nixon to resign from the office of POTUS. Occurring in 1972, 18½ minutes of tape was found missing from a White House system that recorded each and every presidential conversation taking place in the oval office. Whereas the president was unable to defend himself as to what was discussed on the missing segment of tape, it was assumed to be harmful in nature to his position, ultimately leading to his impeachment and resignation.
Taking that example in comparison to Bill’s wife email gap, one finds that a 31 day month has 44,640 minutes, meaning that a two month period is 4826 times greater than the 18 1/2 minutes applying to the Nixon administration. 
And thus, this may be the beginning of another case where early findings indicate a purposeful cover-up of potentially damaging behavior, leading to the discovery of Bill’s wife’s unfitness for office. Leading to the perpetual question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this? 
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Slow day for news so far. However, a couple of story’s contain subtle indications regarding trends likely to effect the presidential election.
Zachary Mider writes that, “Behind a garden modeled on Monet's, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full of chief executives and hedge-fund managers at an East Hampton, New York, estate Saturday morning.”
Although those types of gatherings aren’t unusual during presidential campaigns, what had significant implications about this one was that “about half the attendees were Democrats.”
Kenneth Lipper, the money manager and registered Democrat who hosted the event, remarked "This guy sells well," after Bush left. Adding that, “Virtually the only one who left without writing a check, was a buck deer that wandered past the group assembled on the wooded grounds.”
Although not mentioned in the article, but a critical point, is that the attendees are the so-called “Wall Street types” ordinarily expected to support Bill Clinton’s wife wholeheartedly. And thus, this may be another indication of her fading attraction among knowledgeable voters and fund raising supporters.      
As far as Bill’s wife herself is concerned, today’s update regards another occasion where she was caught in a typically hypocritical position. 
According to, “On Monday the Democratic presidential front-runner announced the details of her initiative to tackle climate change, calling it 'one of the most urgent threats of our time.'
“But shortly afterward, a videographer working with the conservative America Rising PAC spotted her at the private air terminal in Des Moines,” where the plane Bill’s wife boarded was a 19-seat Dassault model Falcon 900B private jet aircraft that burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour, and was made in France. 
So, just after unveiling, “her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan,” she walked up the plane's stairs while an aide held a giant black umbrella over her head to shield her from falling rain.
America Rising PAC communications director, Jeff Bechdel, told “Despite her campaign’s best efforts to rebrand her as a down-to-earth fighter for "everyday Americans, Hillary Clinton’s jet-setting ways are just further confirmation that she’s out of touch with the American people.”
And, what’s just as indicative of being out of touch is that, aside from the American people, she’s also out of touch with reality because “The environmental lobby is unanimous in its certainty that carbon emissions from human activities have caused the globe to warm in recent decades, even though raw thermometer data from around the world suggest it has been 18 years since the planet's temperature has ticked upward.”
So, today’s items seem to confirm the facts that while Bill’s wife is losing ground due to a growing preference for competitors such as Jeb Bush, her attraction’s also shrinking as a result of her own behavior. Both of which circumstances lead to the question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are either of you reading this?
That's it for today folks.

Monday, July 27, 2015

BloggeRhythms’s business channel this morning, presented a clip of the POTUS delivering one of the most hypocritical, and spurious commentary’s seen in quite some time.
At a press conference in Addis Ababa Obama said, “we're creating a culture that is not conducive to good policy or good politics,” as he called out Republican presidential candidates' "ad hominem attacks."
Saying, "we're creating a culture that is not conducive to good policy or good politics,” he claimed, "The American people deserve better. Certainly presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I'm turning over the keys. I want to make sure I'm turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems that the country faces and the world faces."
Specifically addressing Donald Trump’s recent attacks on Senator John McCain, he noted that  when the Republican party hears of these things it is shocked. “And yet that arises out of a culture where those kinds of outrageous attacks have become all too commonplace and get circulated nonstop through the internet, talk radio, news outlets."
What was truly astounding is that these haughty slights came from a Chicago street hustler who ran one of the foulest, dirtiest, mud-slinging smear assaults in Democrat history during his own campaign for POTUS. And if that isn’t enough, he still makes those same kind of speeches today, where denigration of the opposition far outweighs any substantive message.
And as far as the “problems that the country faces and the world faces," he surely knows what he’s talking about. Primarily because he's caused most of them himself.
Along the same lines, Obama said comments from Mike Huckabee  were part of a "pattern" of remarks from candidates that "would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad." 
He was referring to Huckabee’s saying, “This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” in an interview with Breitbart News radio on Saturday. And that, "He's so naive he would trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven." 
While Huckabee’s rationale is certainly valid, and even highly probable, a truly amazing response came from another Democrat. Their National Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who said Huckabee's statement was "grossly irresponsible" and called on him to apologize. 
So here we have another Jewish politician who’s apparently put party leanings above religious ties, selling her biblical homeland out for what she must believe is in her best political interest.     
On another topic, Kaiser Fung writes about further developments in robotics. In this case, regarding equipment developers who claim they can predict which candidates are better matches for jobs, and remove human biases while doing it.
The Wall Street Journal highlights some company's that use "data to predict if and when employees may quit. If we are to believe these reports, several companies have already built the proverbial artificial intelligence machines that are smarter than humans.
“For its part, the Wall Street Journal produces a number. The head of talent acquisition and development at Credit Suisse, a bank that has invested in the new HR software, estimates that “a one-point reduction in unwanted attrition rates saves the bank $75 million to $100 million a year.”
So, here we have additional proof that as politicians continue their short-sighted push for higher minimum wages, technology's being introduced rapidly that replaces human labor altogether. Which means that the harder these politicos push, the faster robotics will be acquired as cost-saving investments to replace personnel.
Therefore, since the solution to higher wages is, and always has been, well-educated, highly skilled employees, perhaps politicians will finally wake up and face the fact that incompetent teachers, unions, tenure and failing schools are the problem, not minimum wage rates.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife and some very bad news for both she and her husband.   
According to,, “Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.”
“The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president.”
Ms Willey announced the launch Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 where she called, Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen.”
Thus, here’s another case where those who know this couple best rarely, if ever, have anything good to say about either individual. Except for those in their employ. Which means that the negativity found in all the story’s suggests significant truth to suspicions of misconduct, foul play and malfeasance. Leading to the ongoing question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


One of the most accurate analyses of the president’s nuke deal with Iran came from long-time comedian, Jackie Mason, in an interview to air Sunday night on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on New York's AM 970.
As reported, Jackie joked, “Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice that you can walk in and inspect them… So we are protected in this city from bad tuna fish.  We’re not protected from a bomb but we’re protected from a bad quality of tuna fish."
Jackie went on, "This secretary of state, Kerry, negotiated with them for a year-and-a-half and accomplished nothing. He ought to give us back for all the trips he made. He cost us millions of dollars in airplane fares and he came back with nothing except a bad foot."
Then Jackie summed up the deal this way: "First Obama said we can inspect them any time, any place, whenever we please. Now it turns out ‘whenever we please’ except when they don’t allow it.  If they don’t want it it’s up to them. So then we have to wait 28 days [sic] to inspect, as if to say for the 28 days we can trust them completely, because they’ll do nothing. They’ll just hold the bomb in front of us waiting for us to come so they can show it to us. That’s how stupid this negotiation is to us."
Although coming from a comedian, the summation is entirely accurate. And unfortunately, the joke is entirely on the free world, particularly the U.S.  
The next item comes from Olaf Ekberg, who writes about “an untouched flyer advertising a “Young Americans for Hillary”event for students, indicating there isn’t much energy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign among the youth in New Hampshire.”
The article includes a photo of a flyer posted on Twitter Friday for the party in Manchester, New Hampshire today, where no one has yet to take a free invitation to the event.
In addition to the apparent lack of interest shown by the target audience, the comments following the article are not only consistently negative toward Bill Clintons wife, but illustrate significant awareness among young individuals regarding her significantly flawed career. 
Here’s a link to the short article:
Which brings us to today’s regular update on Bill’s wife.
While Michael Goodwin is certainly no fan of either Clinton, his column today via Drudge, indicates that he’s seemingly written off her presidential campaign altogether, as follows:
“The news that two inspectors general from the Obama administration want the Justice Department to investigate her handling of classified material is a potential game changer. For many Democrats, it will serve as final proof she is ­fatally flawed.”
Mr. Goodwin suspects that “somebody very high in the food chain leaked the memos requesting the probe,” and that person is likely Valerie Jarrett. Whom, he writes, is not only known to “despise Clinton,” but “ would not do this against the president’s wishes."
Mr. Goodwin then goes into significant detail to support his premise of her political demise by proposing that, “Any honest prosecutor looking at her e-mails would also look for evidence she traded government favors for contributions to the Clinton Foundation or paid speeches.
“She and Bill Clinton were paid $25 million for speeches in just 16 months, and some of that cash came from donors and companies with business before her. Similarly, big donors to the foundation also sought help from her as secretary.
“There is also serious suspicion about some payments made by foreign governments and foreign companies. Ericsson, the Swedish conglomerate, paid Bill Clinton $750,000 for a speech as it was lobbying to avoid America’s penalties for doing business with Iran, according to The Washington Times.”
Suggesting that, “One place to look for information on any conflicts of interest, or worse, would be the 30,000 e-mails Clinton said she withheld on the grounds they were “personal,” Mr. Goodwin opines that her “career marked by persistent dishonesty might be nearing the finish line long before she planned.”
And then, he hits the mark squarely by concluding that, “The arc of her life demonstrates that the greatest threat was never someone on her enemies list. It was always the woman in the mirror.”
Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


While the president and cohort Kerry increase efforts to sell the Iran nuclear deal to anyone who’ll listen, Iranian leaders continue to disparage the United States. reports that, “Iran hit out Friday against US Secretary of State John Kerry, accusing him of threatening military action against Tehran if it fails to respect a historic nuclear deal sealed on July 14."
"Unfortunately the US Secretary of State once again talked about the rotten rope of 'the ability of the US for using military force'," said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a statement.”
Zarif also said the "uselessness of such empty threats against the nation of Iran and the resistance of the nation of Iran, should be consigned "to the last century."
Zarif was referring to US officials, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, signaling that military force remains on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. However, Zarif claimed that “Kerry and other American officials have repeatedly admitted that these threats have no effect on the will of the people of Iran and that it will change the situation to their disadvantage.”
Thus, Iran obviously feels, as do many in the United States, that Iran will continue doing as it pleases without worry about retaliation that they are quite certain will never take place. Especially from an administration that has never delivered on any threat it’s ever made anywhere, anytime, to anyone.
While the Iranian situation involves foreign policy, it also indicates what happens when people acquiring responsibility aren’t qualified for the positions they’ve attained. Because, as a practical matter, regardless of the tasks involved, successful first-hand experience is critical to job performance. And without that experience, how in the world can anyone, regardless of intellectual prowess, evaluate what needs to be done with certainty. Or worse, determine whether what others tell them is true and correct?
Whereas effective similar experience is critical in leadership, and the current administration proves that its absence is disastrous to the U.S., that should serve as an example of what’s needed from the next POTUS. And what’s blatantly obvious, is that the next president should at the very least have been successful in a job as similar as possible to the one being sought.
With similar success as the criteria, here’s some data regarding the current candidates for POTUS.  
As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush managed a budget in 2006  of approximately $73.9 billion, in a state with a population of 18.37 million people at the time. 
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker’s budget is $73 billion, while the population’s 5.758 million.
Chris Christie’s 2014 New Jersey budget was $53.1 billion in 2014, with 8.938 million people in the state.
Former Governor Perry’s Texas now total’s $94.6 billion in budget with a population of 26.96 million, while Ohio’s John Kasich two-year budget of $71.2 billion serves 11.59 million inhabitants.
Even Carly Fiorina had employee rolls averaging 120,600 during her tenure as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO.
Therefore, for those not having served or been tested in circumstances similar to the position they’re running for, no matter how eloquent they may be, how in the world can they
possibly know a thing about what the job really entails?
The answer is they can’t. Which means all they can really deliver is hot air, and plenty of it.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.   
According to, “Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money has been siphoned through charities linked to Hillary Clinton, it emerged last night.
“British politicians – including Gordon Brown – stand accused of diverting huge amounts of cash through the organisations after falling under the spell of the US presidential candidate and her husband Bill. 
“At least £50 million of taxpayer-funded foreign aid money has gone to Clinton charities, which are at the centre of allegations in the US that foreign governments used donations to buy influence. 
The UK is one of the biggest donors, handing over more than £20 million last year alone to the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Since 2011, a total of £48.9 million has gone into the coffers of this charity alone. 
Thus far, there are 282 comments following the article, most of them like this one from dlethe, who wrote: “The ironic thing is Hillary Clinton WON'T win, and all that influence would have been for nothing. Federal reports reveal her charity has kept 90% of donations for themselves, spent on "overhead". 
Which illustrates that, if this sample means anything, most of the folks in Britain have the Clinton’s figured out too. And leads to the ongoing question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Two key items today. While both are current top news story’s, they’re also the same old, same old about a couple of tiring old retreads who’ve always had problems when faced with the truth.
William Douglas reports, about the Senate review of the Iranian nuclear deal, writing that “Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who prides himself on being an honest broker, didn’t hide his disdain for the deal, telling [John] Kerry that “Not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe you’ve been fleeced.”
In response at the time, “Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., the committee’s ranking Democrat, urged senators to leave their emotions out of the debate over the nuclear agreement, something that Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, initially endorsed.
“This should be done in a non-emotional way,” Risch concurred. “But that doesn’t mean we gotta leave common sense out of this, with all due respect.”
Risch then added in a far more polite manner, much the very same conclusion, saying that “anyone who believes this is a good deal really joins the ranks of the most naïve people on the face of the Earth. With all due respect, you guys have been bamboozled, and the American people are going to pay for it.”
However, while the elements of the deal itself appear to be the result of the administration’s naiveté and incompetence regarding negotiation, history indicates that there is likely something quite different in play today. Especially since Kerry himself has changed his position from only two years ago.   
Andrew Kugle via Drudge wrote yesterday that Kerry said to Senators that, “Let’s understand what was really on the table here. We set out to dismantle their ability to be able to build a nuclear weapon, and we’ve achieved that. Nobody has ever talked about actually dismantling their entire program, because when that was being talked about, that’s when they went from 163 centrifuges to 19,000.”
Nonetheless, while telling Senators that “Nobody has ever talked about actually dismantling their entire program," in 2013, while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Kerry said the purpose of the sanctions against the rogue regime was to “help Iran dismantle its nuclear program.
“I don’t think any of us thought we were just imposing these sanctions for the sake of imposing them,” Kerry said then, and added, “We did because we knew that it would hopefully help Iran dismantle its nuclear program. That was the whole point of the regime.”
Thus, Kerry has proven once again, by his very own doing, that as has been the case throughout his political career, when the facts don’t go his way, he simply parts company with his own recorded history. 
Which brings us to todays’ update on another consistent fabricator, Bill’s Clinton's wife reports that, “The inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence community have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information by using a personal email account while secretary of state.
“According to The New York Times, an initial joint memorandum dated June 29 and sent to State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy said that a review of Clinton's email archive contained "hundreds of potentially classified emails."
Therefore, although she’s repeatedly denied sending or receiving any classified information on her personal account, “the inspectors general wrote in a second memorandum last week that at least one of Clinton's emails that had been made public by the State Department contained sensitive information.” 
In that regard, “A Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News that they have "received a criminal referral." 
So, with almost a year and a half to go before the next presidential election, in addition to continual slippage in key polls, story’s concerning voter distrust and suspicions of disingenuousness continue to mount. And, now, criminal charges may be forthcoming. Which leads to the ongoing question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


According to  “Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Times Square Wednesday evening in protest over the recent landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Jessica Schneider reported, some 10 thousand are rallying in solidarity with signs and voices raised against the nuclear deal.
At the same time, “In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry led back-to-back, closed-door briefings, trying to sway lawmakers to approve the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program."
Kerry said, “We are convinced that the agreement that we have arrived at with world powers is an agreement that will prevent Iran from the potential of securing a nuclear weapon. It will make the region, our friends and allies safer, it will make the world safer.“
Then he added, “And we are convinced that the absence of any viable alternative absolutely underscores that fact.”
However, what Kerry’s blatant misrepresentation omitted was that the major reason Iran agreed to negotiation in the first place was that the sanctions paced on that nation were obviously working. So much so, they’d appear to agree to practically anything to get them released. Which means that their removal at this point is an absolutely colossal mistake.
Next, Dan Springer writes about another misjudgment by short-sighted, self-serving politicians. In this case, regarding minimum wage hikes, as follows:
Mr. Springer explains that, “Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan.”
However, it appears that there is far more than only one “hitch.”
On one hand, “Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child care and rent.
In that regard, “Jason Rantz, host of the Jason Rantz show on 97.3 KIRO-FM pointed out, “If they cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn’t actually help get them out of poverty, all you’ve done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people.” 
And then, in another significant backfire to the wage increase that should have been obvious to lawmakers beforehand, “Some restaurants have tacked on a 15 percent surcharge to cover the higher wages. And some managers are no longer encouraging customers to tip, leading to a redistribution of income. Workers in the back of the kitchen, such as dishwashers and cooks, are getting paid more, but servers who rely on tips are seeing a pay cut.”
But these results are only the beginning of future woes, whereas the automation presently being created to replace higher cost laborers will result in countless numbers of low-level personnel losing their jobs altogether to technology.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
An article by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy containing Bill Clinton’s plan for 2016 includes some history regarding he and his wife.
Bill recalls that, “I asked her to marry me three times before she said yes, and the first time I said, ‘I want you to marry me but you shouldn’t do it.’” At the time, “He told her she was most talented pol of their generation, the most natural leader, with the best command of the issues, and rather than marry him, she should go to Chicago or New York and get into politics.
To which she responded: “Oh my God … I’ll never run for office. I’m too aggressive, and nobody will ever vote for me.”
At that point, Bill pauses, shakes his head, and says “True story.”
The reason Bill’s story was worth mention is that it may contain the only genuinely true and correct self-assessment his wife ever offered.
Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


It’s truly amazing that after six years in the most important office in the world, the POTUS still hasn’t grown into the job at all. He’s handling the horrendous mistakes he’s made himself as if he were still campaigning, continuing blaming others for his own errors and misjudgments, while mud-slinging at opponents in every venue still available.
Charlie Spiering reports that, “During an interview on the Daily Show, President Obama insisted that the IRS scandal isn’t real. He blames Republicans for not providing enough money to the federal agency to allow it to do its job.
Obama explained that accusations that they were specifically targeting conservative organizations was false and that IRS employees were simply implementing laws passed by Congress “poorly and stupidly.”
Therefore, what the president's purposefully ignoring is evidence clearly showing deliberate IRS attempts to cover the targeting of opponents by destroying as many as 24,000 emails involving former official, Lois Lerner. And also omitting that Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Russell George, and his deputy, Timothy Camus, told the House Oversight Committee in June that their investigation was able to recover more than 1,000 emails the IRS did not turn over to Congress, according to the written testimony.
What was also conveniently left out by the POTUS was the cost to the IRS of implementing, promoting and administering his health care tax.
At the same time, according to today, “The Obama administration has failed to make public separate side deals that have been struck for the ‘inspection’ of one of the most important nuclear sites—the Parchin military complex,” said Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) in a statement Tuesday. “Not only does this violate the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, it is asking Congress to agree to a deal that it cannot review.”
Thus, as always, politics has overridden sound foreign policy judgment in a way that is far more typical of one who is campaigning for office than would be expected from one not only already holding the job, but also responsible for the safety and wellbeing of his nation and its people.
But, if the first two items today weren’t enough proof of the POTUS remaining in the campaign mode of 2008, another short-sighted capitulation to his base was evidenced in a column by Jennifer Griffin and Lucas Tomlinson, as follows:
“Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, weeks away from retirement after 39 years in uniform, spent more time in Iraq than any other U.S. Army general -- more than four years, the last two as top commander. He is widely viewed as a key architect of the Iraq surge.”
With his impeccable and greatly impressive personal history providing the authenticity of his opinion, the general said, “It's frustrating to watch it. I go back to the work we did in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and we got it to a place that was really good. Violence was low, the economy was growing, politics looked like it was heading in the right direction.”
Also sadly disappointing was the general’s going on to say that, “the fall of large parts of Iraq was not inevitable," reiterating concerns about the pace of the U.S. troop withdrawal there.
And far worse, “If we had stayed a little more engaged, I think maybe it might have been prevented,” he said. “I've always believed the United States played the role of honest broker between all the groups and when we pulled ourselves out, we lost that role.”
So, here we have another case where, aside from the lives, strategic gains and billions of dollars wasted by senseless withdrawal from Iraq, we’re in a worse position now against an enemy that likely wouldn’t even exist had presidential responsibility outweighed street-corner politics.  
Which brings us to today’s updates on Bill Clinton’s wife. 
To begin, reports that, “A stunning new poll shows trouble brewing for Hillary Clinton in key swing states, with the Democratic presidential front-runner trailing potential Republican rivals in every match-up tested.
“The Quinnipiac University poll put Clinton head-to-head against Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in three states: Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. 
While she “was either clearly trailing or, as Quinnipiac phrased it, "on the wrong side of a too-close-to-call" race, a majority of voters in all three states also said they found Clinton not honest and trustworthy. 
She trailed Rubio by 8 points in Colorado, 38-46 percent, and Walker by 9 points, 38-47 percent. In Iowa she was behind Bush by 6 points, 36-42 percent; and Rubio by 8 points, 36-44 percent. 
However, Bill’s wife “wasn’t the only one taking a hit in the latest poll. Though Donald Trump has narrowly led the GOP presidential field in some recent polls, the Quinnipiac survey showed voters, by roughly 2-1, had a negative view of the billionaire real estate magnate." Meaning, his "growth potential" is lower than that of his GOP rivals.” 
What may be causing some of Bill's wife's current problems is that voters are gradually waking up to the fabrications employed as the basis for her campaign. Such as her attacks against big business, which her performance repudiates. 
Len Thomas and Lisa Lerer report on that, “Hillary Rodham Clinton's economic agenda targets companies that focus on short-term profits and high-speed trading instead of investing in workers. The Democratic presidential candidate's finance operation is going after their executives for another purpose — donations.
“A day after proposing higher capital gains taxes on short-term investors, Clinton raised at least $450,000 Tuesday night at the Chicago home of Raj Fernando, a longtime donor. His firm, Chopper Trading, specializes in high-frequency transactions and was recently purchased by Chicago-based competitor DRW.”
Additionally and far more telling about her true agenda, “In her first campaign finance report, people who listed occupations in banking, finance, investment, money management, private equity or venture capital contributed more than $1.6 million to Clinton's campaign, according to a review by The Associated Press. The vast majority of those checks were for the maximum legal amount of $2,700.”
Therefore, as frequently mentioned here, with almost a year and a half left to go in the long presidential campaign, bad news and negativity continue to mount regarding Bill’s wife. Which still leaves the door wide open for high-profile Democrats to enter the contest. Leading to the daily question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are you reading this?
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


As consistently typical of the administration, truths regarding an Iranian nuclear “deal” that is far worse than what’s been told to the public has begun to seep out. 
An article by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri of Reuters via accessed by Drudge, states that, “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme was "very troubling."
In an interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, Kerry said, “I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it in the interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television at face value, that that's his policy.” 
"But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it's very disturbing, it's very troubling." 
However, since this deal was pursued in the same way as the health care tax was, where political posturing far outweighed the good of the nation’s citizens, the huge flaws should come as no surprise. Especially to those who bought the presidential promise that if they liked their doctor, they could certainly keep him or her. 
As far as the details of the deal are concerned, Bill Gertz quotes comments from Olli Heinonen, a 27-year veteran of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) until 2009.
Mr. Heinonen said, “Iran has not changed its nuclear course. It’s keeping all the options open” for building nuclear arms, adding that Iran has signed an IAEA additional protocol permitting short-notice inspections but is delaying ratification for eight years.
“Large facilities such as Iran’s Natanz, where large numbers of centrifuges are kept, will be easier to monitor. But small, clandestine sites can be dismantled in 24 days.
“Much of this equipment is very easy to move. So you can take it out over the night … and then there is this dispute settlement time which is 24 days—you will use that to sanitize the place, make new floors, new tiles on the wall, paint the ceiling and take out the ventilation.”
Most importantly, evidence of this type of activity on Iran’s part has already been seen, whereas, “A case in point involved two suspect Iranian nuclear facilities in 2003.
“IAEA inspectors sought to visit Kalaye Electric Company and the Lashkar Abad laser uranium enrichment plant, both covert facilities in Tehran. In the case of Kalaye, the Iranians delayed access for two weeks and during that time completely renovated and scrubbed the site to remove all traces of uranium enrichment.”
However, as previously noted, when political goals and temporary appearance are the only objectives, simple things like documented proof of performance contradicting what’s been sold to the public, really don’t matter much in the balance. 
On a similar subject, where political gain also outweighs facts and gathered data, Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News via Drudge reports that, “The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by around a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013. 
“Researchers say the growth continued in 2014 and more than compensated for losses recorded in the three previous years.”
And then, the article goes on to illustrate that, regardless of what the climate actually does temperature-wise, global-warming theorists continue to maintain their now very questionable position. Whereas although, “The scientists involved believe changes in summer temperatures have greater impacts on ice than thought. [T]hey say 2013 was a one-off and that climate change will continue to shrink the ice in the decades ahead.”
Which is pretty much what global-warming alarmists have been trying to sell to the public for the past eighteen years. Despite not only having no  temperature climb whatsoever, but now seeing the complete reverse.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
Tierney McAfee writes about Bill’s wife responses during a Facebook Q&A session, the first of her 2016 campaign.
After delivering canned answers to a few issues key to her platform, such as voting rights and income inequality, another “important” issue came up, as follows:
“Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is one of the most powerful women in politics, but her appearance – from her haircuts to her affinity for pantsuits – has always been a hot topic. So much so that at this year's White House Correspondents' dinner, comedian Cecily Strong asked the media to promise "not to talk about Hillary's appearance" this election season.”
So, here we have someone running for the highest elected office in the world, discussing hairstyles and attire in the same regard as major issues affecting the nation and its populace. Which makes one realize that if a Republican candidate did the same thing, the press would disqualify them as unfit for the position of POTUS, and accuse them of avoiding discussion of key problems facing the nation.
However, the press also knows that Bill’s wife is most vulnerable when voicing her opinion on those same key issues, due to wavering and inconsistency. And therefore, they know that her best chance at election is “appearing” to be a viable candidate, which they hope will keep her exposure as unqualified for the office to a minimum. Although it leads to the question: Mayor Bloomberg and Joe Biden, are either of you reading this? 
That’s it for today folks.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Got a late start today, after watching the weather delayed final round of the British Open, which was one of the best competitions in recent years. And, as far as the climate’s concerned, after five frigid, windy, rainy days along their coast, it looks like the folks in Scotland didn’t get the memo telling them that the globe is warming. Most attendees were shivering their tails off.
As far as other news is concerned, in its continuing strategy of avoiding obstruction to its quite questionable nuclear “deal” with Iran, the administration sent the package to the U.N. for a vote.
While reports that “The White House says the Security Council's actions won't take effect for another 90 days, congressional lawmakers had urged President Obama to halt Monday's vote -- and allow Congress to vote first.” 
Republican Senator, John Barrasso, of Wyoming called the action, an "end-run around Congress," which it almost certainly was. However, what took place in the U.N. itself not only illustrated clearly how weak and unenforceable the so-called deal is, but underlined Iran’s continuing intention to remain in conflict with the United States.  
The U.N. Security Council naturally endorsed the deal unanimously, yet shortly afterward a war of words erupted when the Iranian ambassador “lashed out at the U.S. in retaliation for U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power bringing up Tehran's human rights record.”
During the session, Power had raised concerns about Iran's support for terror proxies, reiterating a U.S. demand that Iran release all unjustly held American prisoners. 
Iran's ambassador, Gholamali Khoshroo, fired back, blaming the U.S. for instability in the region. Then after calling Power's criticism "ironic," he said, "The country that invaded two countries in our region and created favorable grounds for the growth of terrorism and extremism is not well placed to raise such accusations against my country," calling past U.S. actions in the region "feckless" and "reckless." 
And these are the people that Obama and Kerry gave the store away to in order to maintain peace in the neighborhood for ten years into the future. However, it looks like the relationship will “blow up,” (pun intended)  a whole lot sooner that that.
On another matter, a friend on Facebook posted a story about the late Robin Williams. Written by Perry Marshall an entrepreneur and author, who discusses celebrity’s “riders,” which are the requests made by those agreeing to personal appearances.  
Mr. Marshall explains: “For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do).” 
And here’s the paragraph that caught my eye, predominantly because it’s so typical of the holier-that-thou activists who in reality are phonier than three dollar bills. Mr. Marshall writes that riders contain demands, such as where “a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.” While no names were mentioned, Tom Steyer came to mind in a heartbeat.
And now, on the other extreme, Mr. Marshall writes that, “When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. 
“I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. 
“I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions.”
So, here we have an individual, Robin Williams, who’s truly appreciative of his gifts, to the extent he believed that everyone deserves a chance to achieve for themselves. Which is the exact opposite of many high-profile types, particularly an inordinate number of them in politics, bringing us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
S.V. Date writes that, “The annual Netroots Nation conference has attracted thousands of liberal activists, the core of the Democratic Party's base, to the 100-degree-plus desert heat. It attracted its latest hero, Elizabeth Warren. It has attracted two Democratic presidential candidates. But someone it could not attract was Hillary Clinton, the person most likely to need its attendees' help at the top of next November's ballot.”
While the reason for not appearing was a “schedule conflict,” it was interesting to note that, “Her last appearance at a Netroots conference was in 2007. She was booed, in part over her vote supporting the Iraq war. Her problems with progressives that year created room for fellow Sen. Barack Obama to overcome her enormous advantages and win the nomination in 2008.”
Therefore it could very well be that the conference has put Bill’s wife between a rock and a hard place. Because, it seems that the attendees don’t like her very much at all, which is likely what's keeping her away from them. But, as history’s proven, that leaves the door open for other contenders, even an unknown who went on to eight years as POTUS. 
Which leads to the obvious question: Mayor Bloomberg, Joe Biden and even presently unknown other Democrats, are you reading this?
That's it for today folks.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Donald Trump’s taken full advantage of significant name recognition. Primarily as host of a reality game show. Additionally, he’s leveraged inherited wealth into real estate ventures of questionable worth, perhaps as much as several billion dollars depending on whose evaluation is used as a measure.
As many citizens currently realize, he’s now devised a presidential campaign primarily based on selecting several hot button issues having significant interest to voters, then sniping at other candidates from the sidelines though having no identifiable service in public office himself. In effect, he’s taken the same approach as outsiders Ralph Nader and Ross Perot, nitpicking issues and other competitors. While neither proved able to garner much success, both were far more dignified and professional in their political quests.
As far as Trump’s concerned, he’s received little mention here, because his commentary’s not worth the exercise, while his campaign’s more like a sideshow than a valid run for the office. However, he’s now reached a low in mudslinging that even Richard Nixon might think nasty and politically unwarranted. 
According to, at the Family Leadership Summit Saturday in Ames, Iowa, Trump attacked Senator John McCain saying, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
That slur on McCain, caused some research which shows that on April 28, 2011 as per “Despite Donald Trump’s claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country, The Smoking Gun has learned.”
On the other hand, Wikipedia contains information from October 26, 1967, that Senator McCain was ”flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg ejecting from the aircraft, and nearly drowned when he parachuted into Trúc Bạch Lake. Some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. McCain was then transported to Hanoi's main Hỏa Lò Prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton".
Additionally, Wikipedia states that, “In mid-1968, John S. McCain Jr. four-star United States Navy admiral (Senator McCain's father) was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater, and the North Vietnamese offered McCain early release because they wanted to appear merciful for propaganda purposes, and also to show other POWs that elite prisoners were willing to be treated preferentially. McCain turned down the offer; he would only accept repatriation if every man taken in before him was released as well. Such early release was prohibited by the POW's interpretation of the military Code of Conduct: To prevent the enemy from using prisoners for propaganda, officers were to agree to be released in the order in which they were captured."
Therefore, whatever one’s feelings about Senator McCain or his politics, when his country called he stepped up like the man he is and not only served with honor, risked his life many times while doing so. To the extent that he chose remaining in one of the world’s worst hell-holes, the “Hanoi Hilton” rather than capitulating to an enemy for their propaganda purposes.
What’s most depressing about the preceding scenario is that, aside from a back-seat driver like Trump disparaging an American hero, there seem to be many illiterate, uninformed, similarly spoiled parasites willing to listen to and support self-promoting blowhards who’ve done nothing to earn the positions they seek.
Which means that the next time the U.S. is attacked, Trump supporters wouldn’t mind if the entire armed forces sought deferments or instead, called in sick.    
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
John Wagner, writes that “Bernie Sanders drew more than 11,000 people to a rally Saturday night in downtown Phoenix -- the largest crowd to date for a presidential candidate whose audiences have been swelling in recent months.
“The Vermont senator, who has emerged as the leading alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, got a rock-star-like reception from supporters who streamed into a cavernous lower-level room of the city's convention center.

“Aides to the self-described democratic socialist had originally booked a Phoenix theater that could accommodate fewer than half the number of people who turned out. The crowd estimate of more than 11,000 people was provided by staff at the convention center, where Sanders also appeared Saturday at a convention of progressive activists.”

While the article speaks for itself, the most important thing to note is that there is still almost a year and a half left to go until November 2016. Leaving plenty of time for Democrats to throw their support behind another presidential contender, such as Mayor Bloomberg or Joe Biden.

So, the question remains: Are they reading this?

That's it for today folks.