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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
MEETS EVERY TUESDAY
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1000 Sebring Square
Update: August 15, 2016
I am going to lay out the whole meeting schedule starting with July 26th through August 23rd, This will most likely be your last chance to meet your candidates for many of the offices in Highlands County and the U.S Senate. We are going to have a debate format for this period, the Candidates will be given 5 minutes to introduce themselves, tell us why they are running for this particular office, and what their goals are if they get elected. We will then have a question and answer session where each candidate will have 1 minute to answer the question for a specific office. At the end of the question and answer session each candidate will have 5 minutes to to wrap up and make their final statement. Everyone will be held to strict time schedules as noted above, anyone who goes over will be politely interrupted.
Please bring your questions for these evenings and present them to (tentatively) Lester Lob who will narrate the question session.
CANDIDATE LINE UP
August 16, 2016
Ron Handley – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 3
Madge Stewart – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 3
Ronald McMahon – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 5
August 23, 2016
Anton “Tony” Khoury – Candidate U.S Senate Florida (incumbent Marco Rubio)
I am asking those who come early, please pitch in, give Bob Gilmore a helping hand setting up for the evening. John Larsen will be gone from August 1st through August 22,
Myself and Karen will be gone from July 29th through August 30th
If you are going to be absent for the election, be sure to get your absentee ballots completed.
SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER
FUTURE EVENTS/GUEST SPEAKERS)
Nov. 15, 2016 – KrisAnn Hall – Constitutional Lawyer, Author, Speaker.
THE PUBLIC IS MORE THAN WELCOME TO
ATTEND ANY OF OUR
MEETINGS WE ARE CONSERVATIVE AND NON-PARTISAN
No Dues or Fee’s Just donations if you choose.
WE ASK THAT ALL GUEST SPEAKERS BE TREATED PROPERLY
There are NO EXCUSES for NO RESPECT
THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTIONS IN OUR LIFETIME, EITHER WE TURN THE NATION AROUND FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN, OR WE CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH OF SOCIALISM, MAYHEM, A DIVIDED NATION, COP KILLINGS, OPEN BORDERS, NOT NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND MUSLIM REFUGEES WHO ARE UNVETTED BY THE THOUSANDS BRINGING WITH THEM ISIS JIHADIST KILLERS TO SET UP AND CARRY OUT THEIR TERROR ON AMERICAN SOIL.
YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE OFFERING AMERICA, DO THEY EVEN WANT THAT CHOICE?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS, WHICH WILL IT BE FREEDOM OR SLAVERY?
Obama: Louisiana flooding ‘not a photo op issue’
By Jesse Byrnes – 08/23/16 02:29 PM EDT
President Obama argued Tuesday that his visit to the site of intense flooding in Louisiana wasn’t about a “photo op,” urging the public to offer help for the relief effort going forward. “The prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken by the loss of life,” Obama said, after touring flood damage in Baton Rouge. “People’s lives have been upended by this flood.
“You’re not alone on this, even after the TV cameras leave. The whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get people back in their homes and lives are rebuilt,” Obama continued. “Sometimes once the flood waters pass, people’s attention spans pass. This is not a one-off; this is not a photo op issue. This is how to make sure that [months from now], people still are getting the help they need,” Obama said. “I need all Americans to stay focused on this.”
The White House defended the president ahead of his trip Tuesday, dismissing any comparisons between his delayed visit to the area and then-President George W. Bush’s response — which was criticized as slow — to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Some had urged Obama to cut short his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to make an appearance last week. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, traveled to the area on Friday, and Trump tweeted Tuesday that Obama’s trip was “too little, too late.”
“I don’t worry too much about politics,” Obama said Tuesday, responding to the criticism of the timing of his visit. He also noted that last week he declared a federal disaster, dispatched Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to the area and received updates from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials THEHILL – Read On>>>>>
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus predicted on Tuesday thatDonald Trump could catch Hillary Clinton in the polls by Labor Day. “I think what you are seeing on the campaign is a continuation of a good couple of weeks that Donald Trump has had,” he told reporters on a conference call, noting the Republican presidential nominee’s “prepared, mature comments on the campaign trail.”
“It’s going to be important for us and for Donald Trump to continue down this measured path that he’s on and if he does that, I think he’s going to be tied or ahead at or just after Labor Day.” Trump has been on a downward trend at the polls — he led Clinton, the Democratic nominee, in the RealClearPolitics national polling average briefly at the end of July but now sits 6 points down.
Priebus gave high marks to the Trump campaign’s direction, just less than a week after the billionaire brought in Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as campaign CEO and elevated pollster Kellyanne Conway to the campaign manager position. The RNC chairman said that the campaign and the party have been working together very well over the past few weeks.
He also said that he expects Trump to clear up his stance on immigration soon. Reports from a weekend meeting with a Hispanic advisory group suggested the Republican nominee could soften his stance on deporting all 11 million undocumented immigrants. His campaign has pushed back against that assertion but postponed an immigration-themed speech originally scheduled for this week.
“I would suspect he’s going to clear up any of these questions very shortly,” Priebus said.
“I’m looking forward to those remarks, I know he is working on them and I think he is going to do what he said he’s going to do — he’s going to be fair, be tough, and be humane. Those are some pretty good principles for us to look to when dealing with this subject.”
REMEMBER NOVEMBER 8 – YOUR CHOICE IN THE BALLOT BOX WILL DEFINITELY DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE, WILL IT BE MORE OF THE SAME? OR WILL YOU VOTE FOR A CHANGE IN THE DIRECTION THAT AMERICA IS HEADING? HILLARY IS NOT THAT CHANGE, IT IS THE 3RD TERM OF BARACK OBAMA AND POSSIBLY WORSE!
TWO PATIENTS LIMP INTO TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS’ OFFICES WITH THE SAME COMPLAINT:
BOTH HAVE TROUBLE WALKING AND MAY REQUIRE HIP SURGERY…
IS EXAMINED WITHIN THE HOUR, IS X-RAYED THE SAME DAY, AND HAS A TIME BOOKED FOR SURGERY THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
SEES HIS FAMILY DOCTOR AFTER WAITING 3 WEEKS FOR AN APPOINTMENT, THEN WAITS 8 WEEKS TO SEE A SPECIALIST, THEN GETS AN X-RAY, WHICH ISN’T REVIEWED FOR ANOTHER WEEK, AND FINALLY HAS HIS SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR 6 MONTHS FROM THEN, PENDING THE REVIEW BOARD’S DECISION ON HIS AGE AND REMAINING VALUE TO SOCIETY.
WHY THE DIFFERENT TREATMENT FOR THE TWO PATIENTS?
PATIENT 1. IS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER TAKEN TO A VET.
PATIENT 2. IS A SENIOR CITIZEN ON OBAMACARE.
IN NOVEMBER, IF THERE IS NO CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT…WE’LL ALL HAVE TO FIND A GOOD VET.REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!!
By 8/23/16 10:28 AM
An Army training presentation lists the woman who could be the next commander in chief as an insider threat, underneath the sailor who carried out the Navy Yard shooting.
A photo posted to the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday shows an unclassified Army training slide on insider threats and handling classified information. An Army spokesman has since confirmed that the image is authentic.
On the slide are six photos, including one of Hillary Clinton, who sent classified information using her personal server.
The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia; Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter; and Chelsea Manning, who gave classified information to WikiLeaks.
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Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman, confirmed that the photo showed a real training slide that was developed 18 months ago and used locally to teach best practices for handling classified information and maintaining operational security. The training slide has since been removed, he said.
“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective. This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit’s leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army,” Campbell said.
Aug. 23, 2016
Only two weeks until Congress returns from summer recess and 11 weeks until the presidential election. Here is your weekly insight: Heritage just launched a special project on how to repair the damage and rebuild America post-Obama. Even liberals are admitting that Obamacare is “looking wobbly.” And find out exactly how much raising the minimum wage to $15 would affect your state. Take notes, we have the best conservative policy recommendations right here.
The most damaging president in our lifetime.
We’ve got a lot of work to do once President Obama leaves office. Our national debt has quadrupled, Social Security and Medicare have growing annual deficits, fewer Americans are working, incomes are down, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Heritage knows where we must start to fix the damage after the Obama years. Learn more about this new project here.
A new government-run health care solution? No thanks.
After health care giant Aetna pulled out of Obamacare state health exchanges last week, even Slate magazine is admitting “Obamacare is starting to look at little wobbly.” New liberal prescriptions for keeping Obamacare afloat still result in a health care system where providers and patients are beholden to government regulators. Ed Haislmaier, Heritage senior research fellow in health policy studies, says the government can’t do a better job, and is “just disguising the cost by shifting it on to taxpayers.” Watch his interview here. The better approach: Pursue patient-centered, market-based health care reforms. Read more solutions here.
How many jobs will your state lose?
A new report from Heritage finds that proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour would lead to job losses in nearly all states. Texas, California, and Florida would see the highest number of job losses in 2021, with Texas and California losing more than 900,000 jobs and Florida losing more than 700,000. Find out how your state would fare here.
According to the 2016 Education Next poll released Tuesday, among those who take a stand on the issue, 50 percent of the general public supports Common Core, with 50 percent opposed.
Interestingly, when the standards are described without using the term “Common Core,” roughly two-thirds of the public support the standards. While support for “Common Core” dropped by almost 10 percentage points from 2015 to 2016, support for the standards actually rose slightly when it was described without “Common Core.” About 39 percent of Republicans support “Common Core,” compared to 61 percent who support the standards as described without using the words “Common Core.” About 60 percent of Democrats support “Common Core,” compared to 70 percent who support the standards as described without saying “Common Core.” Although fewer Republicans than Democrats support Common Core, Democratic support dropped by 10 percentage points in the past year, while Republican support dropped by 4 points.
Continuing the drip, drip, drip of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, Judicial Watch released 725 pages of State Department documents Monday providing more evidence of pay-to-play at the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch says, “In more than a dozen email exchanges, [top Clinton aide Huma] Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of ‘Clinton family matters.’” Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain was one of those donors — $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative won him a personal audience with Her Highness.
A campaign spokesman insisted, “Hillary Clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the Clinton Foundation.” If that isn’t Clintonesque parsing of language, we don’t know what is.
In other Clinton news, the FBI found nearly 15,000 emails beyond the 30,000 Hillary Clinton printed out for the State Department. The Bureau turned those over to State for review, but State initially said it won’t release them until — you guess it — after the election. Federal Judge James Boasberg, however, wasn’t having that. He ordered State to review the emails by Sept. 22, which could set the stage for an October surprise. Clinton has long said the 30,000 emails she deleted were wedding plans for Chelsea and yoga routines. We’ll find out.
Finally, Clinton rolled out an expanded version of a previous excuse: Her predecessor Colin Powell used private email and told her it was fine. Powell fired back that she had been “using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.” Furthermore, he used appropriate systems for classified information, and he kept his personal email for, you know, personal stuff. Clinton exclusively used personal email, including to send and receive classified information.
Corrupt Hillary Clinton–who would do anything to be able to call herself ‘president‘ even as Obama’s 3rd term– already is America’s 45th president without a single vote ever having been cast for her.
(Editor’s Note: The truth can be depressing)
Brace yourself, America. Brace yourself Free West. Coming down the pike at you is President Barack Obama for a third straight term under the guise of the ‘Pantsuit President’.
It’s as certain as tomorrow’s rising of the sun, and because his eight years in office left America on its last legs, it’s a clear and present danger to the very survival of the West.
The Republicans, who actively piled on for America’s destruction looked the other way during the past eight years, and still look the other way in the present day. Constant laments from the public about Obama’s anti-American hatred did nothing to stop him in his tracks.
But the way we elect presidents changed forever with Obama. Problem is, that change has gone right over most of our heads. While roughly 50% of Americans were reeling in shock over how a largely absentee senator could be elected president back in 2008, Obama and search engine goliath Google were working out the details on how to make digital Democrat presidency a permanent fixture in our lives.
Needless to say, the devil was in the details,
They call it making use of “new MEDIA strategies. Knowing where their Marxist One World Order intentions are leading the masses, we call it the very worst thing that could possibly happen to the Free West.
How did we get there?
It went down out of eyesight behind the scenes when Obama was able to first find, then secure his very own private Internet Channel gifted him by Google+: “Obama’s campaign learned during his presidential run that he could sidestep the traditional media filter and communicate directly with his 13 million grassroots supporters using Internet channels like YouTube.” (Google Transparency Project, )
“President Obama has participated in YouTube interviews following each of his State of the Union addresses since taking office, taking questions directly from Americans and bloggers handpicked by Google. His first address, on January 27, 2010, offers insight into how closely Google worked with the White House to support Obama’s use of new media strategies.
“YouTube’s head of news and politics, Steve Grove, conducted an exclusive 45-minute interview with the president on February 1, 2010 in which questions were submitted by Americans and chosen online. A “Behind the Scenes” YouTube video of that interview shows Obama pointing to the traditional media assembled in the Oval Office to cover the YouTube event. “You’ve got all of these old media people here,” the president joked.”
This is the same “old media people” who continue to poison the chances of Donald J. Trump ever making it to the White House by saturation character assassination; the same media who work feverishly to distract the masses from what is really going on behind the scene.
In gaining an impenetrable power, Community Organizer Barack Obama went all the way from a weekly radio show to an omnipresent digital presence that only Google can take down. More than ironic that Hillary Clinton’s hateful, hurtful words during her Congressional hearing into the Benghazi scandal could now be used to describe her outrageous lies, email scandal and pay-for-play Clinton Foundation fraud: “What difference does it make?”
What difference does it make if videos going viral display Clinton as having to be propped up because of failing health? What difference can it possibly make if she hasn’t held a press conference in 262 days, or that she is leading the polls with no commitments to presidential debates with Donald Trump?
Count on Obama and Vice President Joe Biden doing her legwork and heavy lifting. Count on Obama and Vice President Joe Biden doing her legwork and heavy lifting while she stays out of the limelight writing her inaugural address. Obama came into power with no experience, no media vetting even though promising one five days before election that he was all about fundamentally transforming America.
Now with his sights fixed on the only way he can hold onto that power with a third term, he’s doing it all for Hillary Clinton. In other words all of Obama’s powerful social media that twice elected him is Hillary Clinton’s now. In this, the Final Act that should be called ‘Darkness Descends on America’, voters become the bit players in general elections.
Google is forever and so is every digital Democrat that Google decides to elect.
And that is why Hillary Clinton, congenital liar that she is, having to be propped into standing position during public outings, is acting as though she has already been elected, and why she is already choosing her cabinet.
The Cheshire Cat smirk of Hillary Clinton is for real,
The tragic truth is, that corrupt Hillary Clinton—who would do anything to be able to call herself ‘president‘ even as Obama’s 3rd term—already is America’s 45h president without a single vote ever having been cast for her.
Meet Donald Trump’s new immigration stance, which is to . . . praise how tough President Obama has been on deportations. Huh? What?
“We’re going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong. The existing laws, the first thing we’re gonna do, if and when I win, is we’re gonna get rid of all of the bad ones. We’ve got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country,” he said on Fox News. “As far as everybody else, we’re going to go through the process. What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country, Bush the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I’m gonna do the same thing.”
[Host Bill] O’Reilly then mentioned detention centers, prompting Trump to quickly shoot down the idea of keeping undocumented immigrants in detention centers.
“You don’t have to put them in a detention center,” Trump said.
“I never even heard the term. I’m not gonna put them in a detention center,” he added. “We want to do it in a very humane manner.”
Great news, immigration hawks! Obama will emulate those tough policies of . . . Obama and Bush! Aren’t you thrilled? Haven’t you passionately campaigned for the status quo all these years?
And just think, we were doubting Trump’s ability to pivot!
Our Tim Alberta points out that Trump is now trying to appeal to two different groups of voters.
It’s apparent that Trump finally understands — perhaps after digesting weeks of polling that allows for no alternate conclusion — that he must expand his appeal to stand a chance of winning in November. But it’s equally apparent that Trump has no appetite for abandoning the tactics that brought him this far. The result is a schizophrenic strategy for consolidating the Republican base, one that vacillates between different sound bites for different voters on different days. Instead of a standard campaign playbook that emphasizes consistency, Trump is now adopting a scattershot approach that has something for everyone.
by JIM GERAGHTY August 22, 2016 1:51 PM
Is it normal for foreign governments to underwrite a candidate’s charity?
Do you ever feel like all of Washington’s regulatory, ethics, and law-enforcement agencies looked at Bill and Hillary Clinton and shrugged, “Eh, they’re the Clintons, they’re going to get away with it anyway”?
Last week, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, a close Clinton ally, caused a stir when he suggested that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, the Clinton Foundation — formally named the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation — would have to be disbanded.
“I know it’ll be hard for President [Bill] Clinton because he cares very deeply about what the foundation has done,” Rendell told the New York Daily News. “It’d be impossible to keep the foundation open without at least the appearance of a problem.
” The “appearance of a problem” to which Rendell refers is presumably the fact that foreign governments and foreign citizens could give unlimited amounts of money to the foundation, donations that would look like bribes to skeptical outside observers. The Clintons’ defenders quickly point out that Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea do not collect salaries from the foundation, and thus do not personally benefit from it.
Except the foundation pays for the family’s travel expenses, as disclosed in the organization’s Form 990, filed with the Internal Revenue Service. That disclosure notes that the family “may require the need to travel by charter or in first class” because of “extraordinary security and other requirements.” The Clintons get nothing from the foundation except free travel on chartered jets and first-class airline seats and hotel stays and, oh yes, control over a giant operating budget to steer to the charities and good causes that they prefer. Practically nothing!
In any case, within a few days Rendell had recanted, suggesting that a President Hillary Clinton would merely need to keep the Foundation at arm’s length during her term. RELATED: House Clinton and the Wages of Corruption “I think if the secretary becomes president, she obviously can have no further involvement with it, can’t ask for money for the foundation,” he said.
“They may decide to let partners carry on the work for the next four to eight years.” Perhaps the Clinton campaign called and griped. Or, perhaps, Rendell suddenly realized that if it is a conflict of interest for a U.S. president to have a foundation that accepts donations from foreign governments and foreign citizens, it is also a conflict of interest for a U.S. secretary of state to have a foundation that accepts donations from foreign governments and foreign citizens.
There’s no way to put new limits on the Clinton Foundation’s voracious donation system without admitting the old ones were ethically insufficient. There’s no way to put new limits on the Clinton Foundation’s voracious donation system without admitting the old ones were ethically insufficient. No doubt the sprawling Clinton Foundation, enjoying hundreds of millions of dollars in assets and spending nearly $250 million in 2013 and 2014, does some good work around the world.
Take, for example, the Full Participation project, “an initiative of the Clinton Foundation which aims to advance the full participation of girls and women around the world.” The project has worked to expand women’s access to contraception and education, increase their involvement in the workforce, and fight child marriage.
But the Foundation’s commitment to women’s rights is odd, when you consider some of its biggest donors: From 2001 to 2014, Qatar gave between $1 million and $5 million, Kuwait gave between $5 million and $10 million, and Saudi Arabia gave between $10 million and $25 million. These governments are not exactly known for their equitable treatment of women.
If they wanted to promote women’s rights, changing their own laws would do far more than their millions in donations ever will. And yet, something made them decide that donating to the Clinton Foundation was most worthwhile. Why is it unreasonable to suspect that these countries thought they were ingratiating themselves with a secretary of state who stood a good chance of becoming president in the near future?
RELATED: DOJ Blocked FBI Attempts to Investigate Clinton Foundation Before her confirmation as secretary of state, Clinton agreed that the Foundation would check with the State Department’s ethics office before accepting a donation from a foreign government that had not previously given to the group. In other words, one organization controlled by Bill Clinton had to get approval from another organization controlled by Hillary Clinton. Even this minimal rule was ignored: In 2010, the Clinton Foundation forgot to check on a $500,000 donation from the Algerian government.
Loretta Lynch will do nothing that interferes with the possibility of Hillary getting into office, It is called Job Security!
Donald Trump demanded the Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton for actions related to her email scandal and “pay-to-play” State Department, the Republican nominee told attendees at an Akron, Ohio, rally Monday evening.
“The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent special prosecutor because it has proven itself to be, really, sadly, a political arm of the White House. Nobody has ever seen anything like this before,” said Trump, who took the stage nearly an hour before he was scheduled to speak. “The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately.”
“Some former prosecutors have even suggested that the coordination between the pay-for-play State Department and the Clinton Foundation constitute a clear example of RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization) enterprise,” Trump added.
The FBI will release up to 15,000 unpublished emails that were recovered by the FBI from Clinton’s private server. The State Department is in the process of assessing which ones can be released to Judicial Watch. The billionaire businessman said after the FBI’s failure to recommend charges against Clinton that an independent probe is critical. “If the Justice Department fails to do so, it will make it even clearer that a second of four primary constitutional Departments have been corrupted,” he said.
Earlier Monday, former President Bill Clinton attempted to appeal to voters by saying he would resign from the the Clinton Foundation’s board if his wife wins in November. The decree was a step up from last week’s promise from the Clinton campaign that it would no longer accept foreign donations if she won the Oval Office.
‘Clinton death list’: 33 most intriguing cases
When DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down near his affluent neighborhood in Washington, D.C., on July 10, theories exploded in the news media about Rich’s possible involvement in the WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails – some of the messages suggesting that the Democratic Party favored nominee Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders from the start.
Now reports reveal Brad Bauman, the man hired by Rich’s family to end the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the unsolved murder, is a public relations manager with the Pastorum Group and specializes in “crisis communications” for the Democratic Party.
WikiLeaks broke the news on Twitter, , tweeting: “Seth Rich’s new ‘family spokesman’ is Brad Bauman, a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.”
Pastorum Group was founded by Joseph Cohen, according to a press release posted on Twitter. It describes Cohen as “a campaign veteran who has previously worked at SEIU, the Democratic National Committee, and Obama for America.” Also, the release says Bauman is a former executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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Rich’s father, Joel Rich, has begged his son’s killer to come forward. Bauman released the following statement to the International Business Times on behalf of the Rich Family:
“The family welcomes any and all information that could lead to the identification of the individuals responsible, and certainly welcomes contributions that could lead to new avenues of investigation. That said, some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job. For the sake of finding Seth’s killer, and for the sake of giving the family the space they need at this terrible time, they are asking for the public to refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about Seth’s murder.”
As WND reported, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared to suggest in a television interview that Rich, 27, was the source of the WikiLeaks-exposed DNC emails. WikiLeaks has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer. The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a $25,000 reward. (See “Seth Rich” entry below.) WND – Read On>>>>>
Sunday, 21 Aug 2016 12:10 PM
Huma Abedin, a top aide for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign, had ties to a radical Muslim journal for 10 years on which her mother still serves as editor-in-chief, as the New York Post’s Paul Sperry wrote Sunday morning.
Abedin, Clinton’s campaign current vice chair and embroiled in the Clinton email scandal, is a “devout, Saudi-raised Muslim” and has worked for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs for 10 years through 2008, the paper reported. During the time Abedin was an editor, the journal published stories opposing women’s rights and blamed U.S. policy for the Sept. 11 attacks, as Sperry chronicled.
Giuliani: Clinton Foundation Warrants Indictment As ‘Racketeering Enterprise’
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” he would indict the Clinton Foundation as a “racketeering enterprise” if he “were back at my old job as U.S. Attorney.”
“This in an insider vs. outsider campaign,” Giuliani said Sunday of the presidential race between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. “She is the consummate corrupt Washington insider, and she is thoroughly corrupt with the Clinton Foundation.”
Giuliani has been stumping for presidential nominee Trump against Mrs. Clinton this summer and points to the actions of her foundation to be far more serious than merely unethical. “They took money from money launderers, criminals, dictators, people who abuse women as a matter of government policy,” Giuliani said. “She did favors for the very people who gave money to the Clinton Foundation. . . . In my day that was considered bribery.”
Giuliani also urged “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream to consider the reports of Mrs. Clinton’s health issues. Doctors have questioned Clinton’s physical fitness for the White House and Dr. Drew this week said Mrs. Clinton’s healthcare is just as questionable as her health.
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Clinton campaign warns of complacency
As she heads toward the fall with a solid lead in the polls, Hillary Clinton and her team are warning donors and Democrats not to be complacent in the final stretch of the campaign. While the post-convention weeks in August have been a high point for Clinton and a disastrous period for her Republican challenger Donald Trump, there is still time for the political climate to change before Election Day.
Clinton aides and allies note the “Brexit” vote in the United Kingdom, in which the UK voted to remove itself from the European Union, as an example of how electoral surprises can happen. Trump himself predicted this week that he would be “Mr. Brexit” this fall. Trump has tried to turn things around this week with a campaign shake up, bringing in a new CEO and campaign manager who are seeking to reshape the narrative of the campaign and force Team Clinton to go on defense.
On Thursday, Trump also offered a conciliatory speech in which he expressed regret for remarks that caused “personal pain.” Seeing Trump’s pivot, the Clinton campaign is urging their supporters and fundraisers to step up and not take their lead for granted.
“At this point complacency is the number one thing the campaign is watching for,” said one former Clinton aide. In a fundraising email to supporters on Friday, campaign manager Robby Mook pleaded for help in the wake of the Trump campaign shakeup, and the GOP nominee’s first general election ad buy.
The Trump campaign’s attacks “are going to get more and more frequent,” Mook warned before asking for $100 contributions. The ask is important coming in a context where polls have shown Clinton with a national lead over Trump, as well as significant leads in such battleground states as Virginia and Colorado.
Clinton’s campaign does not want donors to stop giving money, and to instead throw all of their support to other Democratic candidates in the Senate and House.
In another sign that the Clinton campaign is ready for a pitched fight this fall, the Clinton Foundation announced on Thursday that it would not take foreign or corporate donations should Hillary Clinton win in November. The campaign also sought to go on the offensive with the announcement that former President Bill Clinton would resign from the foundation’s board should his wife be elected president.
“They’re trying to salt the mine,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said of the campaign’s strategy to get out in front of potential attacks in the lead up to the general election. “They’re anticipating real attacks and laying the ground work now.”
Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons acknowledged a nervousness about complacency behind the scenes.
“People have been talking about it offline for sure,” he said. “It’s nice to have a good lead, you want good numbers but you want supporters to be just a little nervous that it could all go sideways.” The former Clinton aide offered a blunter assessment.
“Fundamentally so many Democrats as well as Independents and Republicans who support HRC, think there’s no way Trump can win but it’s one of those things that’s easy to say,” the aide said. “But it’s not over until November.” Trump’s campaign and congressional Republicans are aiming to remind voters about everything they dislike about Clinton with a paid media blitz aimed at minimizing the stream of ongoing defectors.
House Republicans are keying in on an investigation into whether Clinton committed perjury in her testimony to the House Benghazi Committee. Even if that effort doesn’t lead to charges, it could help seed doubts about Clinton’s honesty and trustworthiness, which polls suggest is a vulnerability.
Clinton’s campaign has long seen turnout as being a key to the election, and Simmons said Democrats must do everything they can to drive people to the polls. “They’ll have to make sure they’re energizing the surge voters who only vote in presidential elections and inspire those people to come out,” he said.
As part of that effort, Clinton and her allies will continue in their aim to make the race a referendum on Trump. “From a messaging point of view, they have to not let up on Trump,” Bannon said. “This is a referendum on a Donald Trump presidency so they need to keep the pressure on Trump.”
Bannon and other people in Clinton’s orbit are expressing confidence about where the race stands, but are wary of surprises — in October or September.
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RUSH: Last night the Fox News Channel, the TV program The Five, they were discussing Black Lives Matter. By the way, that’s another… You wouldn’t believe the Black Lives Matter news. One of the stories about Black Lives Matter is that they have just… Here we go. Two things. First off, from the Daily Caller: “A federal judge in Washington state declared ‘Black Lives Matter’ during a hearing Monday.” A federal judge! This judge was appointed by George W. Bush. His name is James Robart.
“US district judge James Robart is presiding over the implementation of a 2012 consent decree requiring Seattle to adopt various [federal] police reforms.” Seattle is one of the 30 cities where the Department of Justice is taking over the police department via these consent decrees. These communities have to sign these consent decrees or they forever lose federal funding of any kind for the police department. And what the Obama DOJ is doing, is taking over these police departments under the premise that they’re all racist, that they are not treating black citizens fairly.
And I’m not exaggerating an ounce here on this. That is precisely what this is. In Baltimore they’re doing it; in Ferguson, Missouri, they have done it. Seattle is in the process of being converted now to federal authority. “The city’s police department was accused by the federal government of engaging in various practices, such as excessive force, that fell disproportionately on non-white residents and therefore violated their civil rights.” That’s the charge coming from the DOJ. And in order to “reform,” they must sign a consent decree.
Meaning they must consent to everything that the federal government is alleging. If they don’t, they get no more federal money, no more assistance of any kind for the police department. And there are other penalties as well. “The consent decree was reached so the city could avoid fighting a costly lawsuit against the feds,” ’cause you can’t win one against them because they can print the money necessary to keep a lawsuit going forever. So you can add Seattle — liberal, liberal Seattle! You can add that to the list of police departments put under the boot of the Obama DOJ.
Anyway, during the hearing the Bush-appointed federal judge, in siding with the federal government, pointed out that Black Lives Matter. Here’s the second Black Lives Matter story from the Washington Times: “Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute…” The Ford Foundation is the latest gigantic donor.
“The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the [Black Lives Matter]. That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, as well as grant-making from the Center for American Progress.”
So here you have… What do you think Black Lives Matter is? Black Lives Matter, by the way, is simply the rebirth of Occupy Wall Street under racial auspices. It is a manufactured left-wing agitator group made to look like an organic, neighborhood, community-organized group. It is bought and paid for. It has a mission, which is to agitate and attack. I mean, Black Lives Matter. They mount… Well, you know what they do. But look at the people getting behind them.
Look at all the leftist causes getting behind them. I mean, this is… Black Lives Matter is in charge of helping to spread the lie of “hands up, don’t shoot,” for example. I mean, I’m hard-pressed to come up with just how egregious this is. I’m trying to think of an analogy of a… (sigh) I can’t. It just can’t. But it is unseemly, folks. This is the Democrat Party and leftists funding the continued terrorizing of American cities. I don’t know how else to put it.
BRUSH: In other kind of oddball news, this is out of Baltimore from the US Daily Caller. “Sources say that a Baltimore police lieutenant has been suspended after sending an email that referred to protestors of the Black Lives Matter movement as ‘thugs.’ Lt. Victor Gearhart, a police union leader, sent the email out to the entire force, reports Baltimore CBS Local.
“In the email, Gearhart warns the police force to expect more ‘bad behavior’ from protestors. He also writes that the protesting might distract them from ‘killing each other.’ ‘By now you have seen that the THUGS from Black Lives Matter and other similar groups have attempted to disrupt the State FOP Convention being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.”
So he’s be suspended for writing that. Baltimore police lieutenant suspended after calling Black Lives Matter protestors thugs. Well, let’s resume the audio sound bites. We’re gonna go back to last night on The Five on the Fox News Channel. They were discussing Black Lives Matter and me. Co-Host Juan Williams starts it all off playing a clip from this program.
WILLIAMS: Let me ask Dana to respond to Rush Limbaugh. Here’s Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Black Lives Matter plans to shut down Graceland this week. Elvis Presley’s home. This is Graceland week, apparently. In Memphis people show up, and the Coalition of Concerned Citizens — I think Black Lives Matter is almost approaching unionized gang status now. … They’re rabble-rousers. And they’re gonna go into an event that’s always peaceful and try to cause trouble.
WILLIAMS: Well, Dana, Black Lives Matter is not in Milwaukee, but Rush seems to think this is like a contagion.
RUSH: See how this works? So they’ve got their little show here and they play a clip from me, and then they go to Dana. Dana Perino, I think she occupies the schoolteacher seat, you know, you’ve got the roundtable on that show, and you’ve got the kids, and she reminds me of the teacher in that setting, the schoolmarm, if you will. She’s the one that’s casting the glances, either approving or disparaging as each of the kids make their comments on that show. It’s not an insult. It’s just an observation. Anyway, Juan Williams, after playing that clip then goes to Dana Perino and asks for her to react to it.
PERINO: I don’t think that that’s unreasonable necessarily, especially because of social media. This problem is not going to be solved on talk radio or on cable news, but that really diving deep into these communities is what can solve it. No value system can be in place if the focus is always on survival. So that’s like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I think it actually gets down to that basic level because we can talk about it on cable news, but we’re actually not doing anything to help solve it.
RUSH: Well, now, that’s fascinating to me, because she could say that about anything they talk about. She could say that about the presidential race. She could say that about — well, pick a subject. Pick a subject and she could say, “Well, you know, it isn’t gonna be solved here on The Five. I mean, we can talk about it all day long, it isn’t gonna be solved here on our show. It isn’t gonna be solved on the Fox News Channel. It isn’t gonna be solved on cable news. It isn’t gonna be solved on talk radio.”
So it’s interesting that in this instance she chooses to point out that the problem is not gonna be solved on their roundtable. She doesn’t disagree with me, by the way. “I don’t think that’s unreasonable,” meaning my comments. She doesn’t disagree, but then she says we’re not gonna solve this problem on talk radio, which is true, I mean, nobody’s laboring under any disillusion on that, I don’t think.
Anyway, the answer to this is political. The answer to this is ideological. You know what this is almost like? You know how the Regime will not identify terrorists. They won’t even use the word terrorism, and the Regime clearly will not ever use the words “militant Islamic terrorism” or anything related to it. By the same token, I think a bunch of people on our side of the aisle are in the process of being intimidated to the point that they will not correctly identify these leftist protest groups as being something other than protest groups.
These are not protests. When five cops are shot, 11 cops are targeted, when action like that, Milwaukee or take your favorite example, these are not protests. These are riots. These are planned, strategic, timed riots. And they’re usually tied to not a specific event, but to a cause. But if we’re not gonna be honest about what this is, if we’re not gonna be honest — we were not honest about Occupy Wall Street.
The Tea Party, I can’t tell you how it shook people up. The Tea Party is amazing. The Tea Party was truly one of the only organic developments in politics in recent history. The Tea Party had no leader. It didn’t have a single voice that was motivating it, mobilizing it, inspiring it. All of that was done by Barack Obama. And primarily two things: Obamacare and amnesty. And maybe throw in spending.
Those three things caused people who had never before been politically active, other than voting, to come out of their homes and start joining protest marches, attending town halls, harassing and interrogating — I don’t mean harassing, but participating in town halls, demanding answers from elected officials. They were predominantly Republican and conservative. It had never happened before and it scared everybody. It scared Washington, it scared Washington establishment types, of both parties. It scared them to death, precisely because there wasn’t a leader they could demonize to destroy it. It was the essence, it was the epitome of grassroots.
So they created Occupy Wall Street. They literally manufactured Occupy Wall Street with donor money and tried to make it look organic. They tried to make Occupy Wall Street appear to be something that rose up in opposition to the Tea Party. No such thing happened. Not organically. They created it. They manufactured it. They funded it. They chose the leaders. They planned the strategy. They orchestrated much of what Occupy Wall Street did.
It was not a protest movement. It was an agitation squad of the left, progressive movement, the Democrat Party, and its purpose was to take out the Tea Party. Its purpose was to give the media a show. Its purpose was to steer the media to the direction of Occupy Wall Street so they could focus on it as larger than the Tea Party and organic. It was a mechanism created whereby the Tea Party could be denigrated, marginalized, or what have you. But the Tea Party was genuine. Occupy Wall Street wasn’t.
Occupy Wall Street flittered away after it had served its purpose. They simply pulled up stakes. They stopped the funding, and it went away. The Tea Party never did coalesce around a single leader. What happened to the Tea Party was also sad to see. What happened to the Tea Party was a bunch of groups sprang up attempting to represent themselves as Tea Party, and they started seeking donations to spread the Tea Party gospel, to do the Tea Party work — and, as such, people were excited by the Tea Party. They donated to these groups.
Where are the groups now?
I mean, you don’t even hear about them, and you don’t hear about the Tea Party much. And so Black Lives Matter is simply the child, if you will, of Occupy Wall Street. The left started this group, defined however you wish. But it wasn’t organic, and it wasn’t made up of average citizens who had never been involved in politics before. These were rent-a-mobs that were bought and paid for, and they were given marching orders. Black Lives Matter sprung into gear, primarily with George Soros money.
George Soros’ objective is to agitate and vibrate the United States into a crumbling state of disrepair. Black Lives Matter is one of the many organizations he funds to do this. Now they’ve just collected a $100 million donation from the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy, proving that they are part of the left-wing, “the progressive movement agitation squad,” for lack of a better term. But if we’re not gonna be honest about this…
You know, Dana Perino said, “Well, we’re not gonna solve this on talk radio.” Nobody ever said we were. But we’re not gonna solve it, either, if we don’t properly identify it, and if people continue to get away with misrepresenting what Black Lives Matter is. Black Lives Matter is not organic. It didn’t spring up because people are mad over what happened in Ferguson or in Baltimore. This was created. As I say, it’s the child of Occupy Wall Street. It serves a purpose. It’s made to look like it’s organic.
The Democrats, working with the media, have the ability to characterize anything any way they want it. It is political. Black Lives Matter is political, and it is ideological, and it is part of liberalism. It is exactly the kind of thing you get with liberalism, and it isn’t new. The SDS, Students for Democrat Society, the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, you name it. No matter how those groups started, they were all embraced by the Democrat Party — or liberalism, or what have you.