Dishonest, and Insulting

Not only is Clinton dishonest, now she’s actively insulting Americans.

She’s sorry she confused us with her personal email while she was sitting in the SecState chair because we’re just too grindingly stupid to understand her explanations.

Oh, and Clinton did all her Senate business via her personal email, too, she told Andrea Mitchell in the same interview (Mitchell blithely ignored that little tidbit).

Oh, again: she says she takes responsibility for using her personal email server. But having done nothing with that responsibility, her “taking” of it is just cynically empty rhetoric.

An Excerpt

…from a VA Office of the Inspector General report.

We substantiated the second allegation that pending ES [Enrollment System] records included entries for individuals reported to be deceased. As of September 2014, more than 307,000 pending ES records, or about 35 percent of all pending records, were for individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration. However, due to data limitations, we could not determine specifically how many pending ES records represent veterans who applied for health care benefits. These conditions occurred because the enrollment program did not effectively define, collect, and manage enrollment data. In addition, VHA lacked adequate procedures to identify date of death information and implement necessary updates to the individual’s status. Unless VHA officials establish effective procedures to identify deceased individuals and accurately update their status, ES will continue to provide unreliable information on the status of applications for veterans seeking enrollment in the VA health care system.

Where Are They?

Recall the murder of a nine-year-old little girl in her mother’s bedroom that was ignored by a certain Leftist movement in favor of their making a cynical political statement.

A suburban St Louis man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother’s bed doing her homework when shots were fired into her home.

St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch charged De’Eris Brown, 21, of O’Fallon, Missouri, with second-degree murder in the Aug 18 killing of Jamyla Bolden. Brown also faces three counts of armed criminal action and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by shooting at a building.

PC Foolishnesses

The Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA has proposed removing the term “midget” from its raisin standards in response to a petition from the Little People of America.

The AMS wants to eliminate five references to the term “midget” in the United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins, opting to replace the term with the word “small” instead.

Because some folks might get their precious feeling hurted. Never mind that the LPA admits

[T]he use of the word midget by the USDA when classifying certain food products is benign…

Some Black Lives Matter More than Others

Particularly when there’s no political point to be made from the others.

A crowd gathered Wednesday evening to protest the shooting of an armed suspect by Missouri cops, but no mention was made of the 9-year-old girl who had been shot dead by an unknown assailant just seven miles away the night before.

Racist identity politics matter more than actual lives to protest “movements.”

Another Clinton Lie

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Wednesday that emails on the private server she used when she was secretary of state contained material that is now classified, the clearest explanation thus far of an issue that has roiled her bid for the presidency.

At the same time, the campaign sought to play down the disclosure by saying the material had been retroactively classified out of an abundance of caution by US intelligence agencies.

“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs Clinton’s campaign.

Justice and the Obama Administration

Richard Fernandez, in his Belmont Club piece, cited Ross Douthat of the New York Times:

Ross Douthat, writing in ruefully writes “I simply do not believe that the Obama Justice Department is going to indict the former secretary of state and Democratic front-runner for mishandling classified information, even if the offenses involved would have sunk a lesser figure’s career or landed her in jail.” The observation is almost tantamount to arguing that the rule of law no longer exists; that the political class can literally do whatever it wants. What is worse, he argues the electorate has accepted it, a point he makes in the succeeding paragraph.

Obama, Iran, and Justice

Over two decades U.S. federal courts have found the Iranian government liable for orchestrating or supporting the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers U.S. Air Force facility in Saudi Arabia, and multiple shootings and suicide bombings in Israel, among other attacks. Judges have awarded some $45 billion in damages to hundreds of plaintiffs such as Embassy bombing survivor Anne Dammarell and the widow and orphaned children of Hamas bombing victim Ira Weinstein.

Jeb Bush Misunderstands

In a post-debate interview on CNN, Presidential candidate Donald Trump (Businessman) had this to say about the allegedly tough questioning regarding his remarks about women that he had to face from one of the debate moderators, Megyn Kelly:

She gets out, and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her [pause] wherever.

Among the responses to this…statement…was this from Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush (R):

A Proper Rejection

The New Hampshire Executive Council has refused to allow the expenditure of $640 thousand on the State’s Planned Parenthood facilities. Councilor David Wheeler (R) said,

You can’t divorce what’s going on nationally from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and we need a real investigation[.]

If the State legislature intends to do the right thing, it will follow the Executive Council’s example and reallocate those $640k to other women’s health centers. If the legislature chooses not to, it’ll be supporting the arrogance of Jennifer Frizzell, Vice President for Public Policy at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England: