Aug 25, 2015

Trump Deports Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos From Press Conference

August 25, 2015 - Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was kicked out of Donald Trump's press conference in Iowa this evening (video below). Ramos just would not shut up, and persisted on asking a long drawn out question even though Trump had called on another reporter to ask a question. Ramos was clearly out of order deliberately disruptive.

Univision anchor kicked out of Trump press conference
The moment of ejection!
The Washington Post reports this tonight:

"Two minutes into Donald Trump's news conference here Tuesday night came the question he tried to silence.

"Mr. Trump, I have a question," said Jorge Ramos, the top news anchor at Univision and one of the country's most recognizable Mexican-Americans, as he stood up in the front row of journalists.

"Excuse me," the Republican presidential front-runner told Ramos. "Sit down. You weren't called. Sit down."

Ramos, holding a piece of paper, calmly tried to ask Trump about his plan to combat illegal immigration. "I'm a reporter, an immigrant, a senior citizen," he said. "I have the right to ask a question." More at washingtonpost.com

Trump was having none of it, however, and motioned for a bodyguard to eject him. However, just a few minutes later, Ramos was allowed back into the conference and to ask questions.

"Good to have you back," Trump told Ramos, signaling to him to begin his questioning.



In fact, of course, Ramos had no "right" to ask anything until he was called on. But like the illegal immigrants who jump the border and then demand their "rights," Jorge Ramos has a strong sense of entitlement.  Ramos is more of an activist than a journalist. He makes no pretense of being objective, especially when it comes to "immigration reform." Even left-leaning mainstream media journalists regard him as over the line.

Jorge Ramos, anchor, Univision
Jorge Ramos, Univision
"His blunt advocacy on immigration and other issues has drawn criticism from some in the mainstream media," reported Politico last year, "who say he’s crossed the line from objective coverage of an issue." He is confrontational, and that led him to being ejected from Trump's news conference today.

Trump attempted to give full answers to questions from Ramos about building a wall on the US-Mexican border, birthright citizenship (anchor babies), and deportation. Ramos interrupted each time.

"El momento en que expulsan a Jorge Ramos de conferencia de prensa de Donald Trump," is the title of the video posted by Univision of the awkward ejection. And what a moment it was. I mean, come on, no matter how you feel about Trump - or any candidate - you don't act like a petulant child as Ramos did. He rudely tried to steal time from other reporters.

By the way, his daughter Paola Ramos works for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Also See:
Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reliable Biases Newsbusters
Trump ejects Univision anchor from press conference CNN

Aug 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Emailgate Becomes Nixonesque

Hillary Clinton
August 17, 2015 - The Hillary Clinton email poop gets deeper. 

Major news media are reporting today that at least 300 emails, sent through then-Sec. of State Clinton's personal server, could contain many more sensitive items than previously acknowledged.

"The State Department said in a court filing on Monday," reports the Wall Street Journal today, "that reviews from five intelligence agencies had so far identified 305 emails—or about 5% of the emails reviewed so far—for further review and consultation into whether they contain classified material. In all, the department is combing through about 30,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton."

"Emailgate" is potentially far more damaging to national security than Nixon's Watergate scandal was. It has all the elements of a coverup and web of lies that Watergate had.

Unlike Watergate, however, which involved Nixon and some political operatives, Hillary's email scandal involves the U.S. Department of State as a possible accomplice or, at the very least, an idiot bystander who allowed the crime to happen in full view and in broad daylight.

Nixon probably would have been impeached had he not resigned in 1974. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign seems to be suffering, in part, because of the distrust of her that the email scandal has created. Unlike Nixon, Hillary Clinton cannot resign and does not currently enjoy executive priviledge. Nixon was pardoned of any wrongdoing by his successor, President Gerald Ford.

Indeed, the New York Post today opined that Hillary is looking more and more Nixonian. In an op-ed today, it was noted that "Hillary Clinton’s being compared to President Richard Nixon by one of the two reporters famous for breaking the scandal that brought Nixon down. How much worse is the e-mail mess going to get?" That reporter is Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, who said this today: "You’ve got a massive amount of data. It, in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes: thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his."

Would President Obama pardon his former Secretary of State if she's formally charged? Would she benefit by a double-standard being applied to her?

And yet, Mrs. Clinton jokes about the situation, belittling those who are rightfully concerned about the seriousness of the situation, and she continues to deflect blame. The FBI agents assigned to her case are probably not laughing though, speculates The Washington Times. "Joking about your transgressions while an FBI team is examining your life and times is not smart. The investigators assigned to her case are said to be the same agents who handled the investigation of Gen. David Petraeus. They got an indictment, forcing a plea bargain, and he broke far fewer laws, and less serious laws at that, than Hillary, both as the secretary of State and as a collector of family boodle since."

But then, Petraeus was hated by Democrats before they realized they needed him, before they realized they no longer needed him. Hillary, on the other hand, has been a darling of the Democrats for decades and is still needed by the party. That is, perhaps, the most serious indictment of anything or anybody that comes out of this tangled mess.

Also See:
ABC reports it's 'highly likely' there's a complete backup of Hillary's e-mail server Cain.tv
The State Dept just found thousands of Clinton-era emails it claimed it didn't have The Week
A lot more than ‘zero': State Dept. weasels as classified email count soars past 300 Biz Pac Review
Top Secret Emails Found on Hillary's Private Email Server Chicago News Bench
Nixon and Hillary by Tricky Dick, Icky Hill
Image Credit: Tricky Dick, Icky Hill

Aug 11, 2015

TOP SECRET EMAILS FOUND ON HILLARY'S PRIVATE SERVER (UPDATE 2)


August 11, 2015 - For months, Hillary Clinton has insisted there were no classified State Department emails on her own email server. But the FBI now says at least four "classified" emails have been found on that server, and at least two are highly sensitive and classified as "Top Secret." Was she lying? Or is she simply incompetent?

Hillary Clinton said no sensitive information was contained in any of the emails she sent during her tenure as Secretary of State. "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email," she said at a news conference on March 10, 2015 at the United Nations. "I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material."

But, apparently, H. Clinton was not aware of how materials passing through her server were classified. If so, that indicates gross ignorance or callous disregard for protocol and security. Or, perhaps, she's just stupid.

TOP SECRET EMAILS FOUND ON HILLARY'S PRIVATE SERVER:

On the evening of August 11, reports National Journal, "Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released a memo from McCullough that adds new detail to the previous finding by the intelligence IG and the State Department IG that at least four of Clinton's emails contained classified information."

Barring a comet knocking the moon out of its orbit
, this story should dominate the news tomorrow.

At least two of Clinton's emails contained information that was classified up to "top secret," says National Journal, "while two others are under review at the State Department for a determination on their classification, the memo states."

"A top Hillary Clinton aide that was ignoring a court order to not destroy emails related to the ongoing investigation of Clinton and her use of personal email has been halted by an emergency order," reports The Epoch Times

"A federal court order from July 31 required the State Department to request that Clinton and her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, produce all government records in their possession and describe their use of Clinton’s email server to conduct government business."

"Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills are showing contempt for a federal court order. And now we know that Cheryl Mills may very well destroy federal records as soon as Monday, August 10," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement on August 7.

"We just alerted Judge Sullivan to this potential destruction of records by Cheryl Mills, who serves as Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer and was her top aide at the State Department. Why is Mrs. Clinton refusing to confirm, under penalty of perjury, to disclose facts about her email system and to confirm she isn’t withholding federal records?"

Also See:
Federal Judge Issues Emergency Order Blocking Cheryl Mills From Deleting Emails Daily Caller
'Top Secret' emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides McClatchy Washington Bureau‎
Huma Abedin’s job arrangement under Hillary investigated by State Dept. IG Washington Time
Scott Walker defends his criticism of Clinton secret email system Journal Sentinel

Jul 31, 2015

Chicago's Death Spiral Economics (Video)

"Get out!"
July 31, 2015 - Chicago is drowning in massive, fatal debt. It is doomed, to be blunt, with no chance of recovery. "Since 1927," says our video guide Stefan Molyneux, Chicago has "gone Left, and they have had Democrats rule the city for almost 90 years." Like the Democrat/Socialist-dominated state legislature in Springfield, the Chicago City Council just doesn't have the collective brains or will to pull out of the long-running cyclical orgy of spend and redistribute.  

Detroit vs Chicago: "The difference between the two cities," Molyneux points out, "is that Chicago’s debt and unfunded liabilities are more than three times higher than Detroit’s were when the city declared bankruptcy in 2013."

In this new video (below), Molyneux presents the case for declaring Chicago to be in a death spiral. It is 37 minutes of evidence, presented with occasional insertions of snark and dark humor.

"Under a near crippling amount of debt and unfunded liabilities, Chicago lawmakers recently moved towards pension reform - but were denied by the courts who deemed the reforms to be in violation of the Illinois constitution.

"On May 12nd, 2015, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Chicago’s credit rating once again, which means that in less than two years Chicago’s credit rating has dropped seven notches under the rating agency. Moody’s also announced major downgrades for the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Park District debt - reducing the bonds to junk levels.

"On July, 28th, 2015, Fitch Ratings followed by downgrading the Chicago Board of Education’s credit rating and also noted a negative outlook for the CPS which means that further downgrades are likely in the future.

"Chicago joins Detroit in the illusive group of major cities with junk bond ratings from major institutions, which carries with it incredibly serous financial repercussions and increases the costs of borrowing.

Do you live in Chicago? Time to think about moving. Before it's too late.

Also see: http://www.fdrurl.com/end-of-chicago. Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com

Jul 28, 2015

SORRY, LIBERALS, THE TRUMP RAPE STORY IS BULLCRAP...

July 28, 2015 - Trump’s ex-wife Ivana dismissed accusations that The Donald raped her. There is no "there" there.

Ivana Trump
Image via Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images
"During a deposition given by me in connection with my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me. [O]n one occasion during 1989, Mr. Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense." More at The Inquisitor.

In the case of Herman Cain, there was actually a "there" there. Cain was accused of extramarital affairs in 2011. But the recent accusations against Trump were that, in essence, he had sex with his own wife. The Left tried to make her look like a victim of rape, but she quickly came forward to clarify that this was not true.

Jul 6, 2015

Why It's So Cold In Starbucks: Employee ADMITS They Don't Like You

July 6, 2015 - Going to Starbucks? Take a sweater, it's cold in there. For several years now I have wondered why every Starbucks seems to be too cold. I mean, cruelly cold, far colder than they need to be for the comfort of their customers.

Image via Mike Elgan on Google+
It's not just me who feels this way. Most of my fellow Starbucks customers agree that the air conditioning is almost always arctic in its severity. But nobody can agree on just why. Some folks have long theorized that Starbucks keeps their stores bitingly frigid to discourage us from lingering. I always thought that was a bad theory. Turns out I was wrong, as revealed to me yesterday by a Starbucks employee.

I've asked many a Starbucks barista and manager why they can't turn the A/C to a comfortable temperature. The reasons given are always ridiculous. They'll say that their thermostat is controlled by Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle. Some have added that corporate HQ only gives them a leeway of five degrees on their thermostat. Others have said, amazingly, that the temperature is set to keep the employees comfortable because it "gets so hot behind the counter," implying that they care more about their own comfort, and the customers be damned.

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