Monday, October 31, 2016

If Only I Knew Ye, Herman Melville

We’ve reached the Herman Melville stage of the Clinton saga.  The whale has been harpooned.  Now, wounded and enraged, she threatens to drag the boat and everyone else into the sea.  High drama.  The scene is riveting.  And made for the stage.  David Mamet, where are you? 

Popcorn, anyone?

The NYPD and investigators from a different division of the FBI (i.e., not the same agents who were put under a gag order about Clinton’s emails) cracked into the Weiner’s laptop expecting to find kiddie porn.  Instead, they hit the motherload of emails relating to Huma and Hillary.  You may rest assured they looked at many of those 650,000 emails with a curious eye.  Quite the treasure trove. This occurred weeks ago.  Thousands of those emails apparently originated from the email server.  Is that what Giuliani referenced last week when he mentioned an incoming bombshell?  Who knows?

Expect the leaks to continue.  The wounded whale now thrashes wildly in the water.  Other harpoons soon will be thrown.  The beast is vulnerable.  Yet the battle is fierce.  Usurpers are wise never to wound the queen.

I hope one day we will learn the outcome of this epic battle.  I’d love to know the content of those emails, provided they legitimately belong in the public domain.  Hillary has some ‘spainin to do.  I also want to understand James Comey.  He looks like a nice guy.  And ever the articulate attorney.  Might he prove to be the upstanding stalwart of justice that both parties praised him for being?  His story is yet to be told.  Rumor is he feels used and abused.  Hah!  Join the club with the rest of America.  Has he chosen not to go gently into that good night, despite the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune?

One thing for sure is that the FBI will be busy over the next few weeks.

I’m not a voyeur of other people’s personal problems.  Schadenfreud notwithstanding, private emails should remain private, no matter how scintillating.  I do have a problem, however, with public servants such as the Clintons and Obamas who will tell you they are nothing if not transparent, yet not allow public information to be public.  You may rest assured that Obama doesn’t want this latest revelation going anywhere near public disclosure.  He’s in the thick of this.  Don’t doubt it.  Trump is his worst nightmare.  And Clinton’s nightmare, too.  Actually, Trump is not so much the threat as the apotheosis of it.  The American people are the real threat.  They are disgusted.  They have serious questions.  And they vote.  This time, massively.  Their monster vote is but days away.

Hear the crickets?  The Republicans have remained silent.  I don’t blame them.  You can’t write a more destructive script than what the Clintonites have written for themselves.  Why interfere?  For once, corporate media agrees.  The Clintons have drawn enough rope to hang themselves.  Best to stand aside and let justice – or fate -- take its course.

The next week will be historic.

Butter for your popcorn?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Latest Clinton Train Wreck -- It's Deja Vu All Over Again

The latest . . .

. . . New Wikileaks indicating Clinton insiders knew her emails were hacked.

. . . New Wikileaks indicating pay-to-play incest between Teneo and Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, to the personal financial benefit of Bill and Hillary's coffers.

. . . New information about confidential emails shared between Hillary and Huma Abedin on Huma's personal Yahoo server.

. . . FBI suddenly announces to Congress that it is re-opening its investigation into Hillary's email issues.


The timing of all this makes me skeptical.

Can we trust James Comey that the FBI is merely informing Congress that more investigation is needed, based on recently discovered emails shared with Huma Abedin?

Or is the lid about to blow on the scam run by Bill and Hillary Inc. and their acolytes within the system? Does the Justice Department / FBI need to re-open the investigation so they have "grounds" to immunize other players in the scam, so as to protect Bill and Hillary and Barack?

Or is there new evidence so conclusive that even the Clinton abettors cannot protect her any longer?

Can you believe we even ask these questions?

No question is too cynical these days, no angle too improbable.  These people think we're stupid, says Trump. Washington and the corporate media fire back that Trump is a crude and malicious threat to world security.  Why do they say this?  They say it because, like Dracula, they hate mirrors.  He makes them look at themselves.  And they don't like it because there's nothing of substance to see in the mirror. That's how the game is played in Washington.

The corporate media are in a bind.  No longer can they spin this election in Hillary's favor based on phony polling data. Their meta-narrative has failed.  Nobody but the kool-aid drinkers believe that Trump supporters are rednecks and deplorables.  Notice how media polling results have changed this past week?  From an insurmountable +12 lead by Clinton on Monday . . . to a mere +4 lead by Clinton two days later . . . to a tight race in the swing states one day later?

The media would have you think that today's voters are stupid and fickle and unable to make up their minds.  Yes, apparently the deplorables cannot decide who to vote for from one day to the next. That's how corporate media spins the story.  God forbid they should say that Trump has a chance to win. That doesn't fit the meta-narrative.  They (the deplorables) are stupid, and we (the narrators) are wise and informed.  Yeah, that's the ticket!

As we get closer to the election, and as early voting results come in, the media lies no longer hold up. Corporate media discovers they have a credibility problem and, more importantly, a portentious bottom line financial problem.  If they miss the mark too widely in their "objective" reporting, they forfeit the last bit of credibility they have to report on any major news story.

To lose credibility is to lose viewers and advertising dollars and, in the end, the influence they have enjoyed for decades.  They are terrified by the possibility of a pro-Trump monster vote on Nov. 8.  And of their own loss of prestige.  Humiliation looms in front of them.

They realize -- only too late -- that Trump has played them like the preening, ideological and self-serving fools they are.  He trumped their vanity and turned it against them.  He "owned" his own life history and turned that ownership into credibility.  He tapped into common sense -- a key requisite for business success -- and found himself riding a "yuge" tidal wave of American sentiment.

And what is that sentiment?  Simply this:  Obama, Clinton, and most of the Uniparty that goes by the name of "Democrat" or "Republican" do not care one whit about you.  They don't even care about the real issues in America.  What they care about most is getting re-elected.  It's lucrative work if you can find it.  If they can lie, they will.  They know their sins will be forgotten when the next news cycle rolls around.  Just ask Obama.  You can keep your medical plan.  You can keep your doctor.  The cost curve will bend down and save you about $2,500 a year in medical expenses.  Naturally, he didn't mean you specifically.  Or anyone you know.  But, hey, the news cycle is now about Hillary. Nobody is thinking about Obama these days.  His popularity is up in the polls. That's how it works in Washington.

Speaking of habitual liars, listen to Hillary tell you that "I did not send or receive any emails marked classified."  Remember that line?  She assumes you don't.  It worked for Obama, so why shouldn't it work for her?  Right?  The Obamas and Clintons don't care about you.  Lies and weasel words are their stock-in-trade.  They care about themselves.  They care about their comfort and their futures, no more and no less.  If you believe otherwise, you may well qualify as a patriotic believer in the American dream, but you are woefully naive or willfully blind.

Poor Bill Clinton.  He's about to go the way of Bill Cosby and Woody Allen.  Too old to play the saxophone for girls once fascinated -- or abused -- by his instrument.  His wit has blunted.  His step is slower, his face ashen and resigned to the cumulative burden of his life philosophy.  His influence has been usurped by Obama's popularity in all the old haunts once frequented by Bill and Hillary.  But those days are coming to an end.  I suspect Bill will age quickly as new lawsuits begin. The abused women won't get him, but the Clinton Foundation will.  I imagine he and Hillary won't see the end of litigation before they die. Hopefully they lose all access to their ill-gotten gains.

Okay, so where was I?  Ah, yes, Hillary . . . train wreck . . . deja vu.

Think Groundhog Day, a story that won't quit repeating itself.

Then on November 8 comes the monster vote.

Or, as I prefer to call it, a reset button.

Andrew Jackson will smile.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

He calls himself "The Kid."

Baby Newt

The nose knows.  Hillary for prison.

I've stayed silent for over two years, but I just can't resist.

Trump near or at +8 in Florida come election day.  These are internal polls that you aren't supposed to know about.  But I do.  So does the Clinton camp.  And the media.  They want to discourage you from voting.  It's all they have left.

Pennsylvania and Ohio will follow suit.  North Carolina, too.  Just watch.

Media polling is a joke.  It humors me, though, so I keep up with it, both on the scene and behind the scenes.  "Paid shills" is all I can say.  Clinton corruption and control run that deep.

Come November 8 -- or before -- vote like it matters.  Then again, I didn't need to tell you that, did I?

Cold anger.  It bears no grudges . . . or resentments.  Results are all that matter.