Friday, September 23, 2016

Chaffets: FBI Handed Out Immunity Like Candy

Representative Jason Chaffets (R-UT 3rd), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed exasperation at trying to bring justice to the Clinton Email case. The news that Hillary Clinton's 25 year aide-de-camp Cheryl Mills allowed access to her computers only if federal investigators gave her immunity.  Chaffets quipped that immunity was being handed out like candy. 

House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffets chary about number of FBI immunity grants on Clinton Email case

Bryan Pagliano, the IT "expert" who Hillary turned to in order to dispose of her unwanted State Department emails, was granted immunity but refused to testify before Congress despite being subpoenaed. Immunity deals were also proffered to Clinton aide Heather Samuelson and then State Department Information Resource Management Director John Bethel.

Although it is little solace from those suffering from too many sweets, Uncle Sam ought to remember that too many candies rots the teeth, like the respect for the rule of law. 

Israeli P.M. Netanyahu: "UN has become a moral farce"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls United Nations a moral farce

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, he neither minced words in mealy mouthed diplomatic-speak nor pandered in progressive platitudes.  

Netanyahu called out the numerous ironic admonishments from the United Nations.  Nevertheless, Netanyahu expressed optimism that the General Assembly will change because Israel is on the right side regarding Iran and ISIS and eventually this understanding will trickle down to Turtle Bay. 

Shirley MacLaine on Laughing at Oneself

Shirley MacLaine on Laughing at Oneself

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Don King on Donald Trump

Don King on Donald Trump

In his continued outreach to Black voters, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-NY) visited a predominantly Black church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  Trump was introduced by boxing entrepreneur and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Don King.

Don King's positioning as warm up for Trump at a Church was about as egregious as another Celebrity Apprentice alum, Mike Tyson.  King made some controversial soundbites in his introduction.

King certainly generated some attention to Trump's trip to the New Spirit Revival Center but it is uncertain if a star studded event will have a discernible effect on Election 2016. Trump is only polling at 3% among African American voters.  But the Obama electorate garnered heavy support from that constituency.  Mrs. Clinton has to hope that much of that historic support for the first Black President transfers to votes for the first woman President in key swing states like Ohio and Florida.

Bono on America and Donald Trump

Bono on America and Donald Trump

Bono, the front man of the rock super band U-2, was interviewed by Charlie Rose and offered polemic perspectives on America and Donald Trump.

Bono was in New York to speak before the Clinton Global Initiative, sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, and to hobnob with dignitaries at the United Nations General Assembly.

Howard Fineman on Naked Id of Politics

Howard Fineman on Donald Trump and the Naked Id of Politics

Better to be the Naked Id of politics than to have "nekkid" statues erected in public squares in five American cities as what happened in August  with pieces sculpted by Joshua "Ginger" Monroe.

They may not have been up long but they certainly made an impression.