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    Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, was called
    into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President.�

    "It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support you as Commander-in-Chief,"� McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his resignation.� Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation, the President made a cheap parting shot.� "I bet when I die you'll be happy to #$%$ on my grave."�

    The General saluted and said, "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the Army I'd never stand in line again."�

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 20, 2016 11:12 AM Flag

    DOJ releases redacted Orlando gunman's 911 calls


    The Orlando gunman identified himself as an Islamic soldier and pledged allegiance multiple times to a redacted person in transcripts released Monday morning of phone calls made during the June 12 slaughter.

    Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more inside gay nightclub Pulse. He was later killed in a shootout with police.

    “Praise be to go God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings,” Omar Mateen told a 911 dispatcher during a 50-second phone call in the midst of the massacre.


    Sure. The Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, was a Muslim, from a devout family, who happened to marry Muslim women and attend his mosque regularly… but that doesn’t mean that the mass killing he recently carried out was Islamic terrorism. Sure, he told people on social media that he was doing it for Islam. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he committed the terrible act. He called the police and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). But NONE of that means that this was a Muslim terrorist attack on Orlando and America.

    At least it doesn’t mean these things if you’re a member of the insane Obama administration. How do I know this? Because the Obama administration just told us so.

    On Sunday, the Obama team sent Attorney General Loretta Lynch out to make the rounds spinning the story and telling America that the attack was a “Hate Crime” not “Islamic terrorism.”

    Then on NBC’s Meet the Press, Lynch went further by informing Americans that the FBI would release a partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s conversation with negotiators, but that they would be redacting any talk of Islam. Why? Why not. The Obama administration has long been suspected of aiding and abetting the Islamist threat against America, and with just a few months left on duty… they now seem prepared to continue their anti-American activity in the open.

    “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of alleigance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told Chuck Todd. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

    This perspective on the attack is simply ridiculous. Mateen may not have been as openly or aggressively pro-terrorist in his life, but the FBI had investigated him a couple of times for his connections to Middle East terrorists, and yes, he even appeared on a terrorist watch list for a while because of his ties to Islamists. Beyond that, RCP gives a few more examples proving Mateen’s terrorist ideology.


    According to Joseph Farah at WND, “Obama just preemptively pardoned Hillary,” when he inserted himself into the federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s crimes. Farah points out what Obama said to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about Hillary Clinton

    She did not jeopardize America’s national security secrets;

    Politics will not influence the outcome of the massive FBI investigation and his Justice Department’s decision about possible prosecution;

    She was “careless” in terms of managing her emails;

    The scandal needs to be put in “perspective” because Hillary “served her country” and
    did an outstanding job;

    “She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.”

    According to Hillary, however, there is no way she will be indicted or led away in handcuffs over the matter.

    Yet, even Obama administration mouthpiece MSNBC was stunned by Obama’s remarks:

    “Can you guys believe what you just heard?” asked, Joe Scarborough.

    His co-host, Mika Brzenzinkski, answered, “He said he wasn’t going to talk to the attorney general about the pending investigation, but he just did, as he did back in October when he said, ‘No national security issues here. Nothing to see, move along.'”

    “And he just did it again!” Scarborough added. “And then in the same interview said, ‘I’m not talking to my attorney general about it.’ Talk about a rigged process.”

    Scarborough then pointed out that Obama has been “more aggressive with reporters about classified secrets being leaked than any president.”

    “Are the president’s standards much lower when it comes to America’s national security than his own State Department?” he asked.

    “It’s as if he’s like the Clinton campaign communications director in trying to exonerate her before the investigation is completed,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin added.

    As for his co-host, she responded that if Obama was going to campaign for Hillary, he “may as well endorse her.”

    Farah explains:

    “Anyone objectively looking at the evidence publicly available against Hillary Clinton understands the seriousness of the case. It wasn’t just a matter of ‘carelessness’ on her part. It was a matter of knowingly violating all of the laws and regulations guiding national security secrets. Others have gone to prison for similar offenses regardless of whether they were matters of “carelessness” or not. Top officials like the secretary of state are supposed to set a higher standard for guarding secrets. They are not supposed to be ‘careless.’

    “And what does it say about someone aspiring to be president that she was ‘careless’ in dealing with national security matters? Is that a vote of confidence?” adds Farah. “Is that a ringing endorsement?

    “In effect, Obama just preemptively pardoned Hillary. Add that to a long list of impeachable offenses he has committed over the last seven years.”

    It’s more than an endorsement– it’s one criminal scratching another criminal’s back. And Americans have Obama’s word, whatever that is worth, that Hillary will not be treated any differently by the Department of InJustice than anyone else.

  • Reply to

    Unemployment Rate FALLS To 4.7% YAAAAY!!!!!

    by budman_77_2000 Jun 3, 2016 12:36 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 3, 2016 1:39 PM Flag

    U.S. job creation weak

    U.S. unemployment fell to 4.7%, the lowest rate since 2007. But job creation was very weak.
    The U.S. economy only added 38,000 jobs in May, according to the Labor Department. It was the worst monthly job gain since 2010.

    It's also well below April's meager job gains of 123,000. Job creation in the last two months has been markedly below the average of 200,000 jobs created per month over the past couple years.

    The drop in unemployment came as more disheartened Americans stopped looking for jobs and dropped out of the labor force in May.
    'It's a pretty gloomy report, hard to find a silver lining in this one," says Curt Long, chief economist at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

    Why were job gains so low: About 36,000 Verizon employees didn't report to their jobs to participate a strike for 6 weeks. That brought down the numbers. Another key factor -- the U.S. economy is considered to be at or near "full employment" and it's expected that hiring will slow down to a certain degree.

    Why did unemployment rate drop: Not for good reasons. More Americans stopped looking for work and fell out of the workforce. That means they aren't counted in the labor force and that brings down the jobless rate. In recent months, more Americans had been coming back into the job market. Now the trend appears to be hitting a plateau.

  • Reply to

    Ken Starr the Rape Enabler

    by al.gore26 Jun 1, 2016 3:06 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 Jun 1, 2016 6:16 PM Flag

    1) One BJ between consenting adults: waste $70 million of taxpayer money
    2) Multiple counts of rape by the school 's football players: Zero time or effort spent investigating.


    The 1st found President of the United States committed perjury and obstruction of justice, for which he was impeached.

    The 2nd involves crimes committed by students at a public, for which adminitrators were fired for negligence of duty.

    Apples and oranges

  • The State Department, in a stunning admission, acknowledged Wednesday that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal.

    “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment.

    The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked by Fox News’ James Rosen about an earlier claim that no direct, secret talks were underway between the U.S. and Iran – when, in fact, they were.

    Psaki at the time seemed to admit the discrepancy, saying: “There are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that.”

    However, Fox News later discovered the Psaki exchange was missing from the department’s official website and its YouTube channel. Eight minutes from the briefing, including the comments on the Iran deal, were edited out and replaced with a white-flash effect.

    Officials initially suggested a "glitch" occurred.

    But on Wednesday, current State Department spokesman Kirby said someone had censored the video intentionally. He said he couldn't find out who was responsible, but described such action as unacceptable.

    While saying there were “no rules [or] regulations in place that prohibited” this at the time, Kirby said: "Deliberately removing a portion of the video was not and is not in keeping with the State Department's commitment to transparency and public accountability.”

    Kirby said he learned that on the same day of the 2013 briefing, a video editor received a call from a State Department public affairs official who made "a specific request ... to excise that portion of the briefing."
    Kirby says he has since ordered the original video restored on all platforms and asked the State Department's legal adviser to examine the matter. He said no further investigation will be made, primarily because no rules were in place against such actions.

    Kirby said he has ordered new rules created to prevent a recurrence.

    In a statement issued late Wednesday aftrnoon, Psaki, now White House Communications Director, said, "I had no knowledge of nor would I have approved of any form of editing or cutting my briefing transcript on any subject while at the State Department."

    The Psaki footage took on new significance last month on the heels of a New York Times Magazine profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, who boasted of creating an “echo chamber” to sell the Iran deal.

    Rhodes later claimed they did not mislead the public and “confirmed publicly” there were “discreet channels of communication established with Iran in 2012.”

    Yet in a February 2013 briefing, then-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland claimed there were no secret, direct talks with Iran at the time. It was Psaki’s explanation of that briefing, months later in December, that was later scrubbed from the footage archives.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 26, 2016 4:54 PM Flag

    Clinton campaign's email defense takes hits from all sides after IG report

    Hillary Clinton’s myriad statements explaining her exclusive use of personal email for official business while secretary of state are coming under heavy fire from all sides in the wake of a damaging inspector general report – and her campaign’s insistence the report proves her practices were nothing unusual is being met with similar criticism.

    Top Republicans from presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump to House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed Clinton over the report, accusing her of breaking agency rules to “serve her own interests” and putting security at “risk” in the process. But aside from shows of support from Democratic allies on Capitol Hill, other prominent voices in Washington were similarly unsparing toward the Democratic presidential front-runner.

    The headline on The Washington Post’s editorial Thursday blared, “Clinton’s Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules.”

    The board wrote that the State Department inspector general audit makes clear her email use “was not a casual oversight,” and Clinton “ignored” repeated warnings to use official communications.

    In March 2015, Clinton described her email set-up as a “matter of convenience,” and insisted, “It was allowed.”

    But the report, which was formally released Thursday, said investigators found no evidence Clinton “requested or obtained guidance or approval” to conduct official business on her personal email account or server despite having an “obligation” to discuss this. The report said had she notified the appropriate offices, they would not have approved her “exclusive reliance” on a personal account.

    The audit said employees also were instructed to use “approved, secure methods” to send information known as “sensitive but unclassified” – yet emails on Clinton’s account “regularly contained information marked as SBU.”

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 26, 2016 10:12 AM Flag

    Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

    Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers.

    The unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP).  

    That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.

    “To date, there are two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 25, 2016 11:46 AM Flag


    Buns Intended to coverup none-transparency....and that's what you want as a president, who doesn't even plan to be in charge of economic policy!!!!


    The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.”

    The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure federal record laws are followed.

    The report says she should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.

    The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system had passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel.

  • Reply to

    The last words of Ronald Reagan‏

    by happygambler34 May 24, 2016 10:44 AM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 24, 2016 4:43 PM Flag

    And BJ laughed aat 1993 WTC terrorist attack he thought was transformer explosion....only technical failure prevented both towers from falling killing more than 30,000.

    And Bj laughed at USS Cole Islamic jihad attack, killing and injuring numerous U.S. sailors.

    And BJ laughed at African embassy bombings killing 224 folks and injuring 100's more (including US personal.

    And BJ laughed at the Sudan turning down an offer from the Sudanese government to arrest and hand over Osama bin Laden.


  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 May 24, 2016 10:44 AM Flag

    I don't know whether or not you watched the memorial service for Ronald Reagan, but if you did, you probably noticed that Bill and Hillary were both dozing off.

    President Ronald Reagan, who never missed a chance for a good one-liner, raised his head out of his casket and said...... 

    "I see the Clintons are finally
    Sleeping together…

  • Hillary Clinton has never been asked whether she verbally intimidated alleged rape survivor Juanita Broaddrick. Nor has Clinton been asked whether she spearheaded the so-called "nuts and sluts" strategy to silence and intimidate women who alleged affairs with or sexual abuse by Bill Clinton.
    The books "Hell to Pay" by Barbara Olson and "No One Left to Lie To" by Christopher Hitchens depict Hillary Clinton as the puppet master behind the hiring of lawyers and private detectives to dig up dirt on her husband's accusers. Bolstering the credibility of Hitchens' book is a foreword written by respected historian Douglas Brinkley, a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and other networks.
    Is this true?
    Attorney Larry Klayman, who worked in the U.S. Justice Department, runs Freedom Watch, a government watchdog group. He founded Judicial Watch, also a watchdog group, which was, at one time, known as Bill Clinton's "nemesis." But Judicial Watch also filed lawsuits against President George W. Bush's administration for its alleged improprieties.
    Klayman has represented nearly all of Bill Clinton's best-known accusers, including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers and Dolly Kyle Browning.
    George Stephanopoulos was part of that. James Carville was part of it. And the purpose of the war room -- and Stephanopoulos ... of course ... doesn't want to discuss this -- was to destroy any woman that would challenge Bill Clinton, because she knew, undoubtedly, that if her husband didn't make it to the White House, that someday she wouldn't make it to the White House, either. ... She wanted to protect her own interests, and to do that she had to destroy the women who she knew were going to come forward and reveal the alleged sexual harassment and rape, and the intimidation that was about ready to be leveled against these women to keep them quiet."
    Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?"
    Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women."

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 23, 2016 3:10 PM Flag was a flatout rape as Davide Shippers Chicago democrat machine politician) condluded during his prosecution of BJ Clinton's impeacjment investigation, and docmented in his book "Sellout"

    Rumors circulated about Broaddrick's allegations for many years, but she refused to speak to the media and, as "Jane Doe #5,"[1] filed an affidavit with Paula Jones' lawyers stating that the rumors were unfounded.[2] (See Road to public disclosure.) In an interview with Dateline NBC, that aired on February 24, 1999, Broaddrick claimed she had indeed been raped by Clinton.[3]

    Broaddrick first met Clinton when he made a visit to her nursing home during his 1978 gubernatorial campaign. Broaddrick wanted to volunteer for the campaign, and says Clinton invited her to stop by the campaign office in Little Rock.[4] She contacted the office a few weeks later while in the area for a nursing home conference. Clinton said he would not be in the campaign office that day and suggested they meet at her hotel’s coffee shop instead. Upon his arrival, however, he allegedly requested that they instead have coffee in her room to avoid a crowd of reporters in the lobby. Broaddrick agreed.[3]

    Broaddrick says the two spoke briefly in her room, with Clinton describing plans to renovate a prison visible from her window if he became governor. Then, according to Broaddrick, Clinton suddenly kissed her.[3] Broaddrick says she pushed Clinton away and told him she was married and not interested, but he persisted. As recounted in the NBC interview:[3]

    Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.”

    When asked if there was any way Clinton could have thought it was consensual, Broaddrick said “No, not with what I told him and with how I tried to push him away. It was not consensual.”[3]

    Broaddrick shared the hotel room with her friend and employee Norma Rodgers. Rodgers attended a conference seminar that morning, and says she returned to their room to find Broaddrick on the bed “in a state of shock,” her pantyhose torn in the crotch and her lip swollen as though she had been hit.[4] Rogers says Broaddrick told her Clinton had "forced himself on her."[4] Rogers helped Broaddrick ice her lip, and then the women left Little Rock. Rogers said that Broaddrick was very upset on the way home and blamed herself for letting Clinton in the room.

  • Reacting to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell claiming on Thursday that her 1999 rape accusation against Bill Clinton was “discredited,” Juanita Broaddrick blasted the reporter: “Andrea is obviously mad at me for exposing her rudeness and bias when she called me this year. I think being a lapdog for Hillary Clinton discredits Andrea Mitchell and NBC as journalists!”

    In a World Net Daily interview on Wednesday, Broaddrick described a recent phone call in which Mitchell “told Juanita condescendingly, ‘We’re not going to air anything with you because you have nothing new to add.’”

    Broaddrick called out the network for contradicting its own reporting:

    Nothing has changed from the detailed investigation NBC did into my story in 1999 before airing myDateline interview with Lisa Myers....And if NBC now thinks my experience has been ‘discredited,’ why would Andrea Mitchell call me to ask me for any new information about my encounter with Hillary after the assault?And why wouldn’t Andrea Mitchell have written her own news story explaining exactly how I’ve been discredited? Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea.

    On Thursday’s evening newscasts, ABC and CBS followed Mitchell’s lead in claiming Broaddrick’s allegation was“decades-old and discredited.”   


  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 4:10 PM Flag

    Donald Trump was never asked

    Don't be shy.....ask him....


  • President Obama’s former defense secretary Robert Gates accused the White House on Thursday of “semantic backflips” for refusing to use the word “combat” to describe U.S. troops’ fight against the Islamic State, in the wake of another casualty.

    "I think that is incredibly unfortunate not to speak openly about what is going on," Gates said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

    He continued, "American troops are in action. They are being killed, they are in combat and these semantic backflips to avoid using the term ‘combat’ is a disservice to those who are out there putting their lives on the line."

    Gates speculated that the reason for avoiding the term is political, as it fits the narrative that combat operations in Iraq have ended. He said current Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledges the troops are in combat, and it’s “unfortunate” the White House can’t do the same.

    Carter indeed confirmed earlier this month the military had suffered a “combat death” after Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, a Navy SEAL, was killed near Irbil, Iraq by ISIS fire.

    He was the third American servicemember to die in combat in Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS.

    But asked May 3 about the casualty and whether it’s an indication U.S. forces are getting closer to combat, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest drew a distinction.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 2:35 PM Flag

    Elder: "The most serious allegation, of course, is the one by Juanita Broaddrick. She claims that when Bill Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, he raped her, and two weeks later, at some campaign function, Hillary came up to her and verbally intimidated her, saying things to her, according to Broaddrick, that made it clear: Keep your mouth shut, or else."

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 2:14 PM Flag

    Ronald Reagan was never asked

    Gee, do you suppose Nancy has a chance oF be elected POTUS!!!!!!

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