Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Why 'Crooked Hillary' is likely to stick

Because she IS crooked.
There's also the matter of Hillary's speaking fees. In just the two years between leaving the Obama administration and launching her bid for the presidency, she made nearly $22 million from speeches. Right after her service to Obama, Hillary Clinton began giving one to two speeches a month at around $225,000 or more per speech. Who wanted to hear Hillary speak? Lots of financial services companies, including Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Fidelity Investments. Goldman Sachs even hired her to speak in South Carolina in June of 2013, and then again in New York and Arizona that October. Her clients included major investors in government projects, like TD Bank, which had major investments in the Keystone Pipeline.

But what does the public find more shameful? Is it the businessman who looks after his own interests, using government to smooth his real-estate business and casino interests? Or the government official, who prostitutes the public offices she uses, not only for personal gain, but sometimes in ways that work to legitimize human-rights abusers in Africa, or enrich shady Middle Eastern business concerns, or give Russian companies greater access to weapons material? We're going to find out.
With zero help from the 'Justice' Department.

Isn't it just friggin' amazing how many federal agencies can't find records when asked?

Yeah, we can trust NPR for unbiased news.  They say so.
Let’s just state the obvious here. NPR took money ($700,000 over a period of several years) from a group that the White House has identified as part of the Iran deal echo-chamber. NPR says that money didn’t influence coverage, and yet one of the outspoken critics of the deal had his interview canceled and, a month later, had his 2nd approach to the network rebuffed. It has all the appearance of bias. For that matter, NPR’s decision to host Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione on two occasions to offer positive (and partisan) political spin for the deal looks a lot like pay-for-play.
And lied about cancelling the critic, don't forget that.

Oh yeah, this is just great!  Unless you live around them.
Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure.
So are there males and females out there?  Are they breeding?  If they are, big trouble ahead.

But maths is hard!  And this sounds so good!
We will act boldly to move our energy system away from fossil fuels, toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal because we have a moral responsibility to leave our kids a planet that is healthy and habitable. 

And don't get the idea that Bernie is alone in these fantasies.  In the same March speech where she said "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," Hillary also added that her energy policy would "bring economic opportunity—using clean, renewable energy as the key—into coal country."     

Can anybody around here do basic arithmetic?  These ideas can't possibly add up unless the government subsidies necessary to induce the development of wind and solar power are treated as completely costless free money.  Government as the infinite source of costless free money -- actually that's the essence of progressivism, so I don't know why I should have expected anything else from these guys.

In Clinton's case, who knows if she actually believes this crap or is just buying votes?  In Sanders case,


mark leigh said...

Try to tell people that the money just isn't there and you get a blank look. So many people think government money is magical and appears out of nowhere, which is where the money will come from with predictable economic results. Berniacs don't want to know.

Firehand said...

Couple of years back someone found a thread on some leftist site in which was a lecture that "We can't run out of money, paper and ink are cheap!" The idea that some VALUE had to be represented by that paper seemed to be entirely foreign. To the idiot that wrote it, and all the ones cheering her on.

Windy Wilson said...

Bernie is a cargo-cultist. Every time he says 'Millionaires and Billionaires' can pay for everything without limit, he's sitting in a bamboo shack on stilts, in a loincloth with a bone in his nose and coconut shells over his ears making airplane noises so John Frum will come with the cargo he wants.
What makes him more dangerous is there are Soooooooo many Berniacs who worship at his feet and can make the same sounds.