In his wobbly defense of the financial self-enrichment shenanigans in the nexus between the U.S. State Department and the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation provided as exposed in Clinton Cash, Former Presdent Bill Clinton said “Even the guy that wrote the book apparently had to admit under questioning that, ‘We didn’t have a shred of evidence for this, we just sort of thought we would throw it out there and see if it flies.’ And it won’t fly.”
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The Clintonistas' defense in the burgeoning Clinton Foundation scandal reminds me of the man who, when tried for the murder of his parents, argued that he should be found not guilty because he was a orphan. There is, not a shred of evidence that shows Hillary's policies or actions were effected by the millions going into the Foundations's coffers or Bill's pocket, we are told. Shred is the appropriate word. In fact the gusher of money flowing into the Clinton Foundation offers the first plausible explanation for the illegal erasure thousands of her "personal" e-mails. Hillary left no trail.
Hillary is in the race. But Republicans should fear not -- her candidacy is flawed. Now that she has destroyed the evidence of her potential crimes, Hillary Clinton’s partisans tell us the e-mail issue is “nothing” and will have no impact on her future.
The New York Times reports that Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s long-time henchwoman will not be joining the Presidential campaign now presumably in the final stages of formation. Why? Perhaps Mills is, to borrow a phrase from Alfred Hitchcock, the woman who knew too much.
If Jeffrey Epstein’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Overturned, Clinton Ties To Teen Sex Ring Could Be Exposed
While Bill and Hillary Clinton may have cut off Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire convicted pedophile friend of Bill's, Epstein's chief procurer of teens for sex with Epstein and his A-list sex crime cronies, a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell, remains an intimate of the Clintons and is running a program funded by the Clinton Slush Fund a.k.a. The Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons have gotten away with a whole lot in their lifelong careers of pursuing power, wealth, and monarchical adoration from us humans. Bill Clinton’s time as Arkansas governor alone is a virtual saga of systematic political corruption and utterly-licentious, if not debased, personal conduct of which philandering and drug binging (cocaine, to be clear) are probably the most scrupulous of Bubba’s various and sundry wilding activities.
Elite deviance is a condition sociologists say exists in a society when the elite of that society no longer believe that the rules apply … to them. “It is not due primarily to psychopathological variables, but to the institutionalization of elite wrongdoing," said Professor David Simon in his landmark book now in its eighth printing, Elite Deviance.
Is this the scandal that ends Hillary's campaign? Former President Bill Clinton visited the hedonistic private island of a billionaire pedophile who police found was engaging girls as young as 12, multiple times. Now a new lawsuit may compel the former president to testify under oath about what he was doing there. The New York Post reported that Hillary is furious that Bill is mired in the scandal.
The key thing about conventional political wisdom is that it is usually wrong. This idea that the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton is "inevitable" is wide of the mark. In fact her survival to the finish line is dubious. The Clintonistas and their dupes in the establishment media may not want to open the magnum of champagne just yet.
Richard Nixon could be quite naïve.
Katie Couric aired an interview this week in which the grown daughters of President Lyndon claimed that if LBJ was alive today he would oppose the ban on gay marriage as a "civil rights issue." This is pure hokum, part of a misguided PR effort to burnish Johnson's public image. If fact, documents reveal that LBJ had his aide Bill Moyers order the FBI to investigate whether his other top aide Jack Valenti was gay, and have the FBI seek to identify gays on the staff of his 1964 Republican opponent Barry Goldwater.
Every gentleman who ever contemplates entertaining a lady at his home must have a cocktail shaker. A cool silver or aluminum cocktail shaker can be an objet d'art as well as at tool in mixing and serving today's (and yesterday's) popular cocktails. Just the fact that you own one makes you chic and urbane.
I am not the first to note the striking similarities between the Watergate scandal and the Bridgegate fiasco Governor Chris Christie is facing but as someone who knew many involved directly in Watergate and many in Christie's inner circle I can say the similarities are more telling than they appear.
A word about blue jeans, which when I was growing up were called dungarees, one of the more unfortunate marketing ideas of our time: Starting as a work garment for miners, the ubiquitous blue jeans became a staple of the counterculture starting when Brando wore them in "On the Waterfront," and remained so through the anti-war protests of the 70s. When Bill Blass and Andy Warhol were seen pairing blue jeans with a dinner jacket and black tie it was clear that jeans would remain in a man's closet.
James Tague was an eyewitness to the assassination to President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22 in 1963. Tague is the only man in addition to President Kennedy and Texas Governor John B. Connally who was wounded by gunfire in Dallas’s Dealey plaza that day, yet he cannot get a ticket to the tightly controlled “public ceremony” in the tightly locked-down Dealey Plaza. They are turning away a witness whose testimony caused the Warren Commission members to rewrite their report.
Pultizer Prize-winning author Robert Caro will speak at the New York Historical Society on November 21, 2013. His four volume biography of Lyndon Johnson has some serious historical lapses that must be addressed.
British television journalist David Frost passed away on Saturday at age 74. The pinnacle of Frost's career was a series of interviews with former President Richard Nixon in his post-presidential years. Nixon, who badly needed money to pay his legal bills, was paid $600,000 plus a percentage of the profits from the broadcast. The interviews inspired a hit Broadway play and a movie directed by Ron Howard. Frank Langella did a serviceable job as Nixon in both but could not capture Nixon's ticks and idiosyncrasies the way Anthony Hopkins did in Oliver Stone's "Nixon."
As an entertainer, Justin Timberlake has learned from the past. He can cradle a mic stand like Elvis Presley, move like Michael Jackson and swoon like Frank Sinatra.
It's the holiday season, and the well-dressed gentleman is looking for a festive Christmas-party wardrobe --- one that doesn't have to stay in the back of the closet until next December. He should consider a velvet jacket or blazer. Whether you drop $300 for a serviceable off-the-rack model or shell out $1,600 for a custom job, you should be able to get more than a few days (and late nights) out of it.