October 20, 2017

Afternoon walk.



Mike Sylwester said...

What a beautiful photograph!

rcocean said...

I suppose fall is the best season in the Midwest.

tim in vermont said...

One has to be impressed by the discipline with which the press is keeping the Russian payoffs to the Clintons out of the news.

Rob said...

Taking walks is all very nice, but there are daytime television shows to be watched: Megyn Kelly! Ellen! Kathy Lee and Hoda! Kelly and Ryan! Jerry Springer! Rachel Ray! Wendy Williams! Harry! Dr. Oz! Dr. Phil! Steve Harvey! Maury! The View! The Chew! The Talk! And those are just the talk shows. There are the courtroom shows, the quiz shows, the soaps, the reruns. Who's got time to walk?

tim in vermont said...

Hillary Clinton´s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent," said Steinem. "She has battled negative forces ....

Glow Stick is delusional. Never mind her relentless persecution of her husband's bimbos. Think of the refugees from her two wars of choice, Libya and Syria. The refugees from her ham handed military misadventures have destabilized the EU, for God's sake.

n.n said...

Russian, Chinese, Kosovan, et cetera payoffs to Clintons.

Several hundred million unaccountable "donations" to Obama and a trail of tears stretching from Mogadishu to Tripoli to Damascus to Kiev to Oslo.

And denying women's agency, and lives deemed unworthy, by placing conception before Choice. Progress.

tim in vermont said...

He didn't win the money race, but Donald Trump will be the next president of the U.S. In the primaries and general election, he defied conventional wisdom, besting better financed candidates by dominating the air waves for free. Trump also put to use his own cash, as well as the assets and infrastructure of his businesses, in unprecedented fashion. He donated $66 million of his own money, flew across the country in his private jet, and used his resorts to stage campaign events. At the same time, the billionaire was able to draw about $280 million from small donors giving $200 or less. Super-PACs, which can take contributions unlimited in size, were similarly skewed toward his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Ultimately, Trump won the presidency despite having raised less than any major party presidential nominee since John McCain in 2008, the last to accept federal funds to pay for his general election contest.

Clinton and her super-PACs raised a total of $1.2 billion, less than President Barack Obama raised in 2012. Her sophisticated fundraising operation included a small army of wealthy donors who wrote seven-figure checks, hundreds of bundlers who raised $100,000 or more from their own networks, and a small-dollar donor operation modeled on the one used by Obama in 2012.

Look at what the Democratic Party has become. The article didn't seem to get around to mentioning the total money that Trump raised, just that it was less than Hillary. He certainly did not have well oiled operations to squeeze checks out of people like Harvey Weinstein, that Hillary had.

tim in vermont said...

Kathleen Willy testified under oath, and threat of prison that Bill literally "grabbed her by the pussy." After groping her breasts, Clinton's defense was that she had small breasts, why would he grope them? That's your Democrats.

Narayanan said...

@timinvermont ... What's different between bundling and what D'SOUZA did for his Senate candidate friend?

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Dinesh D'Souza who was arrested and prosecuted? That D'Souza?

My God, Leftists are stupid.

FullMoon said...

From Best of the Web
Silence of the Scams

Bill Clinton probably can’t believe how little press he’s getting these days.

Russian efforts to influence the U.S. political system have fascinated the American media for much of the past year—but not this week. A sudden and likely temporary loss of appetite to explore collusion theories seems to have developed early on Tuesday.

That’s around the time that the The Hill began breaking a series of stories on Russia’s efforts to influence Obama Administration policy and advance the interests of the Russian nuclear industry. Expect the condition to persist until the next leak from special counsel Robert Mueller ’s office.

The Hill’s Tuesday’s bombshell noted:

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin ’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews...

[U.S. investigators] also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton ’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

On Wednesday, the publication added more to the story:

An American businessman who worked for years undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from telling Congress about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and influence Obama administration decisions, his lawyer tells The Hill.

On Thursday, The Hill reported:

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Narayanan said...

@Cracker ... Don't understand ... Who's leftist? Who's stupid?

Humperdink said...

"Dinesh D'Souza who was arrested and prosecuted? That D'Souza?

My God, Leftists are stupid."

Comment of the day. Truly a laugh out loud moment for me.

Michael K said...

Narayanan Subramanian Don't understand ... Who's leftist? Who's stupid?

If we could just lock up Hillary for a thousand time what D'Sousa did and was railroaded for, I would not think you are stupid.

But, of course, you don't get it.

Hagar said...

Why in the world is the FBI "investigating" the incident in Niger?
That would seem to have been a straight-forward military operation with nothing "criminal" needing FBI expertise to resolve.

Bad Lieutenant said...

I think this is Blue on Blue. When somebody says something that you don't understand, don't tell him he's crazy, ask him what does he mean.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

One has to be impressed by the discipline with which the press is keeping the Russian payoffs to the Clintons out of the news.

worth a repeat.

Bad Lieutenant said...

As is the question itself, at pressors. President Trump could either lead or end his questioning with a question on the case to the audience of reporters.

Tank said...

Will there be nominations for concern troll of the year?

Bix Cvvv said...

"People don't notice whether it is winter or summer when they're happy" Anton Chekhov

Birches said...

Two more outs till I can go to bed. Running 13 miles tomorrow.

Mr. Majestyk said...

It comforts me having Gen. Kelly in the White House.

Bad Lieutenant said...

It comforts me that President Trump has men like General Kelly in the White House with him.

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rehajm said...

Yet more evidence that tax rates do matter to wage earners.

Saint Croix said...

For pro-lifers who are interested in fighting Planned Parenthood.

You can boycott the corporations that fund and pay for abortions. I've never done a boycott before. It's a very serious commitment, one that will personally cost you time and effort. And make your life less enjoyable. No Ben and Jerry's. No Starbucks. No Exxon. No Microsoft. A lot of these companies provide goods and services I use and enjoy. On the other hand, they use my money to fund infanticide and the killing of innocent people, right here in the USA.

Anyway, for people who are interested, here is the boycott list.

American Cancer Society
American Express
Bank of America
Bath & Body Works
Ben & Jerry’s
Deutsche Bank
Fannie Mae
Johnson & Johnson
La Senza
Levi Strauss
Liberty Mutual
March of Dimes
Morgan Stanley
Susan G. Komen
United Way
Wells Fargo

Saint Croix said...

Above list is out of date. Many corporations have responded to the boycott and are not contributing to Planned Parenthood. Others are now doing so. I just got an e-mail from LDI, the pro-life outfit who is organizing the boycott. Here is their corporate list as of right now.

Adobe Systems Inc.

Advance Publications Inc.

Alphabet Inc.

Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Arthur Murray International Inc.

Bayer AG

Bertelsmann AG

Bikram Yoga College of India Inc.

BMO Financial Group Inc.

Chanel S.A.

Chevron Corporation

Cigna Corporation

Clif Bar & Company Inc.

The Cooper Companies Inc.

The Clorox Company

Groupe Danone SA

Deutsche Bank AG

Diane von Fürstenberg Inc.

eBay Inc.

The Estēe Lauder Companies Inc.

Expedia Inc.

Gannett Company Inc.

Gilead Sciences Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

The Hearst Corporation

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Intuit Inc.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Company

Laureate Education Inc.

Levi Strauss & Company

Malin+Goetz Inc.

Marriott International Corporation

Merck & Company Inc.

Meredith Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

NACCO Industries Inc.

National Amusements Inc.

The New York Times Company Inc.

Nike Inc.

Oracle Corporation

OraSure Technologies Inc.

Patagonia Works Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Safilo Group S.p.A.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of America Inc.

Southwest Airlines Company

Starbucks Corporation

Symantec Corporation

Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank Group

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

The Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo & Company

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Zions Bancorporation

mockturtle said...

Thank you, Saint Croix. Why don't you delete the out of date list?

Saint Croix said...

Why don't you delete the out of date list?

Well, two different sources. The first post has a link that takes you to the Daily Signal, which is a great website. The reporter has run the story and (hopefully) verified her facts. The only downside is the date of the article (2015). The source they cite for the information is 2nd Vote.

The second post is to LDI. I got that link from Abby Johnson (the former Planned Parenthood exec who's now a pro-lifer). Johnson has written two pro-life books. (The newest one is here. She seems to think they're a credible source. I feel like they're a little sketchy as they want to charge for the information. And (supposedly) the list of companies to boycott keeps changing. Need a new list! Update the list! Give us your credit card!

I'm looking now at the 2nd Vote website, which is pretty damn good if you're a Republican looking to boycott a corporation.

For instance, here is March of Dimes

Ben and Jerry's


They're not charging anything for the information. Also they're very specific as to why the company has the grade they do and what they did to earn the grade.

Saint Croix said...

Let me try March of Dimes again

And Komen.

Here is Apple

Saint Croix said...

And Chick-Fil-A