Democrats and Security

First there was Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, personal and private email server on which she conducted official State Department business and which she used for handling over 2,000 classified emails—some of which also were marked classified.

Then there was the breathtakingly easy hack of Democratic National Committee email servers.

Then there was the similarly breathtakingly easy hack of Democratic National Convention Committee email servers.

Now there’s this.

[I]n 2009, Hillary Clinton’s top aide mistakenly left potentially classified papers in the front seat of the car she was traveling in.

Is the Arabian Gulf a Safe Space for Iranian Combat Ships?

The US seems to think so.  Four Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps light attack vessels last Tuesday

carried out a “high-speed intercept,” with two of the vessels coming within 300 yards of the USS Nitze.

The US reacted without verve or élan.  The best “a US Navy official” could say was that the incident was

“unsafe and unprofessional,” adding that the Iranian ships “created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation.”

And then the Nitze backed down and changed course away from the IRGC’s naval vessels.  Plainly, the decision to escalate or not was given over entirely to Iran.

On an Ohio Early Voting Ruling

The 6th Circuit has ruled on Ohio’s Golden Week of voting, which allowed an extra week of early voting together with same-day voter registration.  Ohio had withdrawn that week in 2014 legislation, leaving 29 days before November’s formal voting day for voter registration and early voting.  The appellate court, in response to Democrats’ suit and win in trial court, overturned the trial court and allowed the removal of Golden Week to stand.  As a result, Ohioans will have those 29 days, instead of 36 days, in which to register to vote and then to vote.

Clintons, Clinton Foundation, and Donations

Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is making the claim, through her campaign staff, that the Clinton Foundation will stop taking donations from foreign countries or from corporations in the event she’s elected President.

Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump and his campaign organization are pointing out a loophole in that Clinton commitment: the promised ban carefully does not include smaller Clinton-tied charities like Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), among others.

There’s another loophole in Clinton’s commitment, though.  The Clinton Foundation would be permitted to accept donations (only) from

PC Sewage Pollutes Again

This one is by Leon County’s Superintendent of Schools, Jackie Pons.  The school district owns Killearn Lakes Elementary School, and that school’s management sent home the following waiver offer—and they’re serious about it, and Pons condones this…stuff.

I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.

One parent (among many) is justifiably upset over this example of PC sewage, and he’s posted on his Facebook page his position on the matter.

Free Speech Democrat Style

Donald Trump roiled Minnesota politics for a few hours Friday night without ever showing his face in public.

Beginning with the Democrats’ Minneapolis house organ the Star Tribune, which opened their coverage of a fund raising meeting by Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump in the city over the weekend with that paragraph.

It’s not just the paper, though; Democrat protestors showed how deeply embedded in the party is disdain for actual free speech.

Later in the evening, a smaller contingent grew unruly. Some fundraiser attendees were pushed and jostled, spit on and verbally harassed as they left the convention center.

Openness and Accessibility Democrat Style

Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence talked with Fox and Friends‘ Ainsley Earhardt about Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her decision not to talk openly and freely to the press or to the American people, saying this:

Oops

Here’s General Colin Powell, ex-Secretary of State, on Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s claim that the Powell made her do it.

Her people have been trying to pin it on me.  The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.

Plainly, Clinton in channeling Jinx: Now c’mon—it’s time for you to be a standup guy.

Hmm….

The Charm of the Left

A Massachusetts citizen and Trump supporter has had his Trump yard sign repeatedly stolen by a Clinton supporter.  In the citizen’s latest effort to protect his sign, he put it several feet up a tree in his yard.  “S” stole it again and left a braggadocio note that said in part:

[I]t would appear that you thought that you were outsmarting me when you put the sign on the tree. This is clearly false, because there is no way that a trump [sic] supporter can outsmart anyone. People of your kind are in fact the most dimwitted, low level simpletons that any well-developed nation has to offer.

Foundation Work

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, plan to stop raising money for the Clinton Foundation and turn over operations to independent parties if Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is elected president, according to people familiar with the plans.

The Clintons also plan to discontinue after this year one of the foundation’s signature events, the Clinton Global Initiative….

Sure they will.  Just like they said when HRC became Secretary of State that the Clinton Foundation would only accept donations from designated favored foreign governments rather than all governments seeking favor.