As Miami mayor, Manny Diaz backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. But now he's hosting a breakfast for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Clinton rival in 2016.
"He's not running yet, but I'll tell you, if he does run, I will endorse him," Diaz told the Miami Herald. "He's an old friend, and I'm very loyal to old friends." (The commie mayor in New York won't endorse the old bag either.)
The constitutional ban on foreign cash payments to U.S. officials is known as the Emoluments Clause and originated from Article VI of the Articles of Confederation. The purpose of the clause was to prevent foreign governments from buying influence in the U.S. by paying off U.S. government officials. Here’s the text of the clause:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Yeah, if academia admits global warming is a farce, all those research grants will disappear.
MRC TV ^ | April 19, 2015 2:40pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
Just a week ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader, the despotic Ayatollah Khamenei, announced there would be no way he would allow nuclear inspections on military sites, that there would be no surprise inspections of nuclear facilities and the day Iran agrees to the final deal all the sanctions must get lifted or there is no deal.
Ever since the Iranian leader revealed his opposition to obama's interpretation of the framework deal the obama administration has indicated they may be ready to fold to the Iranian demands—perhaps the most significant of which is the report that Iran will get $30-$50 billion just for signing the final nuke deal. […]
Providing those funds will weaken the P5+1 position. The money would be a shot in the arm for the Iranian economy and, even if the sanctions are not lifted immediately, the funds will give the rogue regime the strength to resist compliance, as they would lessen the pain of the already-imposed penalty. …
Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence
Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2015 10:48 AM EDT
A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.
The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-four-year-old Jerome R. Hunt of Hayward, California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry. …
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi (HOO'-thee) rebels fighting in Yemen.
That has nothing to do with the fact that you said it. You stupidity is showing.
No, I'm trying to prevent the killing of birds and mammals. You, on the other hand, don't care about the killings and that would include 7 pound babies and millions of victims in atheist communist Russia and China.
Youtube ^ | 4/20/15
The ladies at Dennis Hof's World Famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch legal brothel in Carson City, Nevada, home state of battered Hairy Reid, are officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America.
The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-20 | Michael Bastasch
It's been five years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and released 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmentalists are highlighting the disaster by pointing to the 800,000 birds that have died because of the spill in the five years since the disaster, but activists have been eerily silent about the fact that way more birds have been killed by wind turbines — a supposedly “eco-friendly” energy source.
The liberal blog Mother Jones reports that 800,000 birds have been killed and the Pelican population in the Gulf has decreased 12 percent. While the 2010 Gulf spill was indeed a horrible disaster, the number of birds that died pales in comparison the number killed in the last five years due to wind turbines.
A 2013 study found that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats are killed every year by wind turbines — a figure 30 percent higher than the federal government estimated in 2009. These deaths have likely increased as wind power capacity increases across the country.
“I estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird fatalities/year (including 83,000 raptor fatalities) at 51,630 megawatt (MW) of installed wind-energy capacity in the United States in 2012,” writes K. Shawn Smallwood, author of the study that was published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin.
So says the National Enquirer, the same tabloid that broke the story of Monica doing Bill. This helps explain the lib loons' big push to make homosexuality seem commonplace. Can't have our candidate be a sex freak, ya know. It also helps explain why all the emails have been erased.
"There is a reason why Billionaires have so much money. They do not spend."
Buying and growing companies and jobs is not spending? Where do these billionaires put there money if they are not spending it on corporations and businesses who make these so called "under produced" products? You may have taken the lead in the most stupid post category.
The Daily Beast ^ | 04/20/2015 | Joel Kotkin
California’s drought and how it’s handled show just what kind of place the Golden State is becoming: feudal, super-affluent and with an impoverished interior. California has met the future, and it really doesn’t work. As the mounting panic surrounding the drought suggests, the Golden State, once renowned for meeting human and geographic challenges, is losing its ability to cope with crises. As a result, the great American land of opportunity is devolving into something that resembles feudalism, a society dominated by rich and poor, with little opportunity for upward mobility for the state’s middle- and working classes.
The water situation reflects this breakdown in the starkest way. Everyone who follows California knew it was inevitable we would suffer a long-term drought. Most of the state—including the Bay Area as well as greater Los Angeles—is semi-arid, and could barely support more than a tiny fraction of its current population. California’s response to aridity has always been primarily an engineering one that followed the old Roman model of siphoning water from the high country to service cities and farms.
But since the 1970s, California’s water system has become the prisoner of politics and posturing. The great aqueducts connecting the population centers with the great Sierra snowpack are all products of an earlier era—the Los Angeles aqueduct (1913), Hetch-Hetchy (1923), the Central Valley Project (1937), and the California Aqueduct (1974). The primary opposition to expansion has been the green left, which rejects water storage projects as irrelevant.
Yet at the same time greens and their allies in academia and the mainstream press are those most likely to see the current drought as part of a climate change-induced reduction in snowpack. That many scientists disagree with this assessment is almost beside the point.
Yet, they are still accepting money from foreign countries in their foundation. Many of these countries treat women like poop. What do these foreign countries expect in return. So, are the Clintons greedy, stupid or both. If both, you can say they are just normal lib loons.