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Hillary and Funny Money

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced that it will give all money donated by Norman Hsu, a major contributor, to charity after it was revealed that Hsu was a fugitive from the law.The Wall Street Journal reports that Hsu, a Hong Kong businessman, is listed as one of the top 20 Democratic fund raisers in the country and is one of Clinton's "HillRaisers" — people who fork over at least $100,000 to Clinton's campaign.

Hsu's name surfaced after a records search revealed that some of the people he asked to contribute to Democratic causes don't appear to be able to afford the donations; Like the Paw family of San Francisco family: Seven adults who live in a small home under the airport flight path, who have average jobs, yet managed $213,000 in donations. Winkle Paw, 35, is employed by one of Hsu's New York companies.

'Hill' is no stranger to funny money.

Another Hillary contributor was Abdul Rehman Jinnah, a Pakistani immigrant wanted by …

D is for Disenfranchisement ...

... And Democratic Donkey Dung

The Democratic National Committee has decreed that Florida Democrats will not have a vote in selecting a Democratic presidential nominee unless the state of Florida toes the DNC's line and changes the date of the state primary.

The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee voted that Florida’s plan is non-compliant with party rules, and gave the state 30 days to fix it. Otherwise, the state will lose 100 percent of its delegates.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson said that the issue would be "whether or not a political party's rules can supersede someone's right to vote and to have that vote count."

Members of Florida's congressional delegation sent a letter to DNC Chair Howard "Yeaaaa" Dean and threatened legal action if their voters were "disenfranchised."

The DNC rules committee was unmoved by the "disenfranchisement" argument. They also want to send a message to Michigan which is on the verge of passing a law mov…

A Perfect Storm

August 29, 2007

Two years ago today Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.
Not just New Orleans, although Mayor Ray Nagin and the residents of the Big Easy would have us believe that.

Here's what I remember from watching the news two years ago:
There was adequate warning that a hurricane was coming.
There was a mandatory evacuation order.

The Democrat Governor said the state of Louisiana was prepared.

The Democrat Mayor of New Orleans said the city was prepared.
New Orleans was the only city affected by the hurricane.
Mississippi is reported to have a tree blown down.

New Orleans has no white people.
The hurricane destroyed only black families' property.
If you're a New Orleans police officer, leave your post and loot the Wal-Mart.
When you are hungry after a hurricane, steal a big screen TV.
Only black family members got separated in the rescue efforts.
Ignore warnings to evacuate and somebody else will risk their life to come get you.
Don't thank those that c…

Pork Barrel Politics

Are you outraged by the appalling Congressional spending of your tax dollars?

No? Then you probably don't know what Congress is really doing with our money.

Last month, the House and the Senate passed emergency supplemental appropriations bills to continue funding military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing an excellent opportunity for some Congressmen to 'earmark' funds for their favorite pet projects with no regard to fiscal responsibility or national priorities like our troops.

Last month's troop funding bills were especially outrageous and included all of the following items, completely unrelated to our war efforts:

$74 million for peanut storage costs
$50 million for asbestos mitigation at the U.S. Capitol Plant
$60.4 million for salmon fisheries in the Klamath River region in California and Oregon
$100 million for citrus assistance
$16 million for security upgrades to House of Representatives office buildings
$3.5 million for guided tours of the US Capitol
$20 m…

Congressional Fool: Bob Filner:

Headline: Rep. Bob Filner Charged With Assault on Virginia Airport Worker

Mr Filner had a meltdown when his luggage did not appear on the baggage carousel fast enough.

He stormed into the United Airlines baggage office and insisted on knowing where his bag was. When told by the busy agent that he would have to wait his turn, he refused to step back and was then told to leave.

He left, taking it upon himself to enter an area authorized for airline employees only and refused to leave when asked by an airline employee.

Apparently Mr Filner was the only prima donna awaiting his luggage as there were no reports of any other passengers exhibiting such behavior.

Filner's office said in a statement late Monday, "Suffice it to say now, that the story that has appeared in the press is factually incorrect and the charges are ridiculous."

Of course. It's not his fault. Spin, spin, spin.
Security rules and regulations are only for the regular people, not the entitled few.

It was also …

President Pinocchio

"Clinton's an unusually good liar. Unusually good. Do you realize that?" -- Bob Kerrey [D-Neb.], Senator and Chairman of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Esquire, 1996Some of Clinton's bigger and better ones:

"I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people." - January 26, 1998

The president lied to everyone about the affair. He repeatedly invoked claims of executive and attorney-client privilege, arranged joint-defense agreements, attacked his accusers for exposing the facts. All with one goal in mind: to keep himself from ever having to confess the affair, let alone apologize to the nation for it. -- USA Today editorial 9/10/98
"I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with pe…

America Divided: Sanctuary Cities

The War Between the States was fought from 1861-1865, engaging 2,213,363 troops (Union + Confederate = all American) and accounted for more casualties than all other U.S. wars combined. The war produced about 970,000 casualties with about 373,458 deaths in Battle.

The Civil War was fought because President Abraham Lincoln was determined to preserve the Union of the United States.

The United States is a Republic governed by the vote of its citizens, NOT by self-serving city-states catering to non-citizens.

Today some American cities have chosen to shrug off the blood sacrifice of our forefathers and defy federal law by becoming Sanctuary cities.

Welcome to New America, where law enforcement looks the other way, where businesses pay the lowest possible wages, where the media is tolerant in their reporting and where the American taxpayer foots the bill for it all. Where the message is that our nation's laws do not have to be obeyed and contempt for the law is encouraged. Whe…

Redeploy John Murtha

"John Murtha, a Marine who traded in his proud Eagle Globe and Anchor Marine Corps symbol for the jackass symbol of the defeatist Democrat party." -- Phil Brennan
"Once a Marine, Always a Marine"....
Maybe not always.
U.S. Marines who are no longer active in the Corps and who have served honorably are referred to as Former Marines.

Two men who deserve the title EX-Marine are Lee Harvey Oswald and U.S. Congressman John Murtha.

AKA 'The Beltway Bandit', Murtha, 74, is known for his fondness for the pork barrel spending of taxpayers' money, for ABSCAM, for being a Congressional bully, and for single-handedly condemning and convicting U.S. Marines, declaring them guilty of an alleged massacre of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, November 2005.

He guaranteed that an investigation would determine “our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”

His words were widely broadcast over al-Jazeera.

Rep. Murtha made the…

Hillary's 'Rapport' with the Military

Those who serve our country in uniform share the qualities of honor, discipline,
and courage ...
qualities of which the Clintons know nothing.

In a recent speech at a fund-raising dinner Bill Clinton said his wife... "has strong support among military voters and that she is up to the task of rebuilding the nation's military after years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan."And we know we can believe everything the draft-dodging ex-President says. NOT.

Clinton says his wife's seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee has helped her to build rapport among military leaders.

One of Hillary's first steps as a Senator was wangling a seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, no small feat for a Junior Senator.
Her usurpation of Mary Landrieu's seat is another topic.

The Hill-Billy Clintons have long been known for their disdain (HIS word was loathing) for the military.

HE was the first draft-dodger to be elected as Commander-in-Chief.

The Clintons wanted to banish military…

Deja Vu

The Vietnam War was the first war we watched up close and personal every night on television.
We were winning the war, until Walter Cronkite, "the mosttrusted man in America", declared that the Vietnam War was unwinnable.

Exhibit #1: February 27, 1968....
"Who won and who lost in the great Tet offensive against the cities?

I'm not sure ...
"Mired in a Stalemate"

This is Walter Cronkite. Good night." American public opinion changed.

The North Vietnamese realized that they didn't have to win militarily, they only had to outlast the will of the American people, who were already sick of seeing husbands and sons, fathers and brothers coming home in body bags.

So, we declared a truce, pulled out our troops, and cut off funding to the South Vietnamese; the North Vietnamese restrengthened, the South Vietnamese government fell, and thousands of South Vietnamese were sent to 're-education camps' or killed outright.

Since then, even our former enemies…

Fool me once ....

"Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice shame on me."
-- Chinese proverb

It's early yet, but I am already plenty worried about the Hillbilly Clintons returning to the White House.

And make no mistake, although they pretty much live apart now, if SHE gets elected HE will be there, too.

Advising. Helping. Mentoring.

Another Clinton Co-presidency.

Do we really want to go through that again?

Let's review:

While touted for it's roaring economy (inherited from the Reagan years), HIS eight years as Crybaby, err, Commander in Chief left the U.S. military depleted and demoralized, the U.S. intelligence community in chaos, a foreign policy ticking time bomb (al-Qaeda, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, China), and a legacy of scandals and dirty politics stretching all the way back to Arkansas.

Let's not forget the thankfully failed fiasco of Hillarycare, which SHE has threatened to revive, albeit in a new and improved (and probably scarier) version.

SHE has already fooled th…