Friday, November 24, 2017

How Congress Keeps Its Sexual Harassment Hush Money Secret

Tuesday night that the office of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) paid $27,000 to settle a previously undisclosed sexual harassment complaint against the lawmaker. The story is notable not just for the allegations against a powerful member of Congress, but for shedding light on the highly opaque process through which the House of Representatives handles such settlements—and keeps them concealed.
Amid the cascade of sexual harassment allegations ignited by The New York Times' exposé of Harvey Weinstein, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC earlier this month that the House had paid out millions of dollars over the last decade to settle sexual harassment claims.
Under public pressure, the Office of Compliance, which acts as the House's rough simulacrum of a human resources department, released documents showing it had paid out $17 million since 1997 to settle a variety of workplace claims, including sexual harassment.
The details of those settlements, including their nature, are confidential. Claimants are required to sign a nondisclosure agreement to begin the lengthy mediation process.
Last week Speier introduced legislation that would prohibit Congress from requiring nondisclosure agreements in such situations and would require regular reporting of settlements.

The Looming Debt Rollover Regime

The economy has been humming since the election a year ago. GDP growth has hit 3 percent in back-to-back quarters, unemployment is way down, the stock market averages are at all-time highs, wages are growing, consumer confidence is up, and sales of new homes are the highest in a decade. Maybe -- just maybe -- it’s Morning in America again.
But just when you think that Congress might be able to finally close the gap and get back to a balanced budget, along comes a string of natural disasters that lays waste to much of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and California wine country, and which will cost taxpayers billions. In addition to that, we’ve just learned that for fiscal 2017 the federal deficit was $666B. That’s not only above what had been estimated, but $228B more than the 2015 deficit (Table 1.1). By 2015, Congress had made nearly a trillion dollars of progress in reducing the deficit from its record high in fiscal 2009, but now they’re going in the wrong direction again.
Even more sobering is that FY 2018 marks 10 years since Nancy Pelosi’s first budget. It is sobering because most of the federal debt is in notes, not bonds. Notes have a maximum term of 10 years. So, the feds are now going to start rolling over the bulk of the debt incurred in the Obama era, during which time Pelosi and the Democrats ran trillion-dollar deficits.
One might think: So what, the feds are always rolling over debt. Yes, but never on this scale. One problem is that with better returns in stocks, interest rates on the U.S. securities may rise. And inasmuch as interest is an item in the federal budget, Congress may spend more than ever. Of course, they almost invariably spend more than ever, (except when Andrew Jackson was president). 

'Special Counsel' Mueller Is Guilty of Misconduct and Must Resign

What's a witch-hunter to do when there's no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary?  When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock?
Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka "The Special Prosecutor," to resign, 'cause there's no there there. 
Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins "but not crimes."  Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us.  But if all sinners went to Hell, there would be no room for the rest of us. 
The case against Bob Mueller and his squad of Democrat witch-hunters is much stronger than merely fraud against the taxpayer.  Purely politically motivated persecutions under color of law are major violations of the United States Constitution and English Common Law, from which our everyday laws are largely derived.  In civilized legal codes, persecutions of designated witches under color of law (any law they can find or make up) are strictly forbidden and should be punished by ABA disbarment, imprisonment, and perhaps confiscation of ill gotten gains.  This would include every single taxpayer penny spent on this enormous hoax.
This is the problem that faced the Vatican Office of the Inquisition in the 19th century, when Vatican cardinals began to wonder if burning Catholic heretics was still trendy.  In Massachusetts, the Puritan divines stopped ordering scarlet letters for women accused of adultery.  And with the rise of the political Enlightenment and the Constitution, scapegoating went out of fashion in civilized circles, with the exception of KKK lynchings in the South and numerous mobs aimed at victims of agitprop in Marxist and Hitlerite parts of the world. 

Items that really make us wonder what is happening

The fake media has no compunction to lie when convenient about personages they regard as sacred and beyond reproach.  This item is an unbelievable attempt to sanctify one of the most corrupt politicians in our nation's history.  Quote: "The Fake Media Campaign To Protect Hillary Clinton Ramps Up To Full Force."

These people are enemies of a free American Republic and are seeking a global progressive/socialist earth with them in charge. Quote: "Members of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive dark money liberal donor network, appear to have moved to increase security presence and alter its schedule at its fall donor summit following a Washington Free Beacon report released Friday morning based off the group's internal documents.The high-dollar progressive donors, who each vow to direct at least $200,000 in funding to approved left-wing groups of the alliance, are currently gathered at the posh La Costa Resort located in Carlsbad, Calif., for its three-day fall investment conference to plot their 2018 "resistance" and game plan."  And, "Friday's headliners include liberal billionaire George Soros, who was introduced by a video message from Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), and House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is scheduled to speak at the network's dinner. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) also delivered a video message to the group."

Crimes against whites is on the rise according to the FBI.  This is the progressive/Democrat left in action.  They seek divisiveness, chaos and destruction.

This entertainer was a guest at the Obama white house several times. His language and song lyrics are far worse than anything Trump has said. Nontheless Michelle said was "repulsed" at Trumps locker-room language caught on tape. Hardly she heard much worse from Jay-z. No problem.  He is one of them.  He has permission. Such are the ethics/religious views of a huge percentage of people of the political left.  Given their behavior and actions we can recognize their Satanist or atheist behavior towards people having differing views.  Little of it good, decent, respectful or civil.   I would far rather be an idiot as he suggests than embrace the views/beliefs he holds dear.

Misfits, criminals and rioters use to demand police wear cameras so they could prove that they were being abused.  Now they don't want them on police so they can get away what turns out to be a bunch of false claims.  Their wish backfired. 

The mainstream media and some members are becoming painfully aware of the damage their permissiveness of gross behavior by political and Hollywood icons has meted out to society.  Some are belatedly trying to join with those lamenting these sins.  My guess is it is cover and/or trying to seem contrite.  See what you think.

Sound reasoning in the face of irrational and irresponsible Democrat and Rino rhetoric. Quote: "We are, Cohen concludes, clearly at a fateful crossroads in US-Russian relations and in the history of the American presidency as an institution. The crux should be American national security in the fullest domestic and international respects, not whether we are Trump supporters or members of the “Resistance.” Reckless denunciations make the two crises worse. The only way out is nonpartisan respect for verified facts, logic, and rational civil discourse, which “Russiagate” seems to have all but vaporized, even in once-exalted places."

And the Democrats really wanted this woman to be our president.   Quote: "In an interview with Mother Jones, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that any investigation into her by the Trump administration represents a “politicization” of the U.S. justice system and is an unconstitutional “abuse of power.”    In other words she is above the law.  She cannot be investigated for criminal activity.  She says to do so is unconstitutional.  And this woman has a law degree??????

Cyber attacks on the rise. Quote: "Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief of NSA's cybersecurity operations group, said in a speech that recent cyber attacks against Ukraine's power grid, malware strikes in Saudi Arabia, the Equifax data breach, and global ransomware attacks are the latest examples of the kind of attacks that are growing more dangerous and that will increase in the future."   

The leftist mainstream media and politicians are working as hard as they can to focus attention on their made up crimes committed by Donald Trump and Roy Moore in order to avoid covering the wide spate of real news of Democrats, media, academia and Hollywood disasters being exposed every day.  This item covers just a little of what is real that they do not want you to know.  And consider this regarding Democrat Al Franken.  Will the senate seek to unseat him???  More on Al Franken.  Al Franken (D-MN) once joked about drugging and raping journalist Lesley Stahl, an article in New York magazine reported at the time.     Think about this.  Leftist icons get special treatment?  Remember Ted Kennedy?  How about John and Bob Kennedy?  And get this, the secret service says they had to routinely protect women from Vice President Biden.  Then we can never forget our former serial sexual predator president, Bill Clinton.   The left is finally turning against the man who caused so much trouble for a so many people and has never really paid the price.  And, there are so many others.  Yet if a conservative has a lapse or is charged with one, he is crucified. The righteous ones foolishly seek quick justice without the facts far too often and hide or ignore piccalillis from their side.  Consider recently revealed facts regarding  Moore.

This item takes a look at the potential fall out resulting from the massive sexual assault fracus.   And the Democrat and mainstream media's approach to using it to take down Trump.

Now consider this.  Roy Moore is under the gun right now.  Meanwhile athletes get away with crime after crime.  Our country and especially super sensitive politicians and media types need to get a grip.    Do they have a right to receive differing standards than the rest of us?  That seems hypocritical to me

If you think the mainstream media has any ethics, consider their blindness to this one of so many, many more Democrat creeps.  A goodly number of which have been shared in this and previous notes.   But, boy do they have the time and energy to go full bore after Moore.

These data should convince anyone that people in power positions are prone to misuse that power. The Congressional Office of Compliance has released data that shows the payouts made to compensate victims of legislative branch

This person knows Judge Moore well.  Here is his assessment of the man that many Alabama voters have said they want to be their senator.  Hypocrites need to stop their antics because they do not want him seated.

After dealing with all the trash covered above this piece provides a good point that all of us need to consider before pointing fingers at anyone. 

Democrats are incredibly stupid.  A handful of Democrats are filing impeachment charges against President Trump.  They have nothing to base them on but they will foolishly do so anyway.  Meanwhile Trump is fixing the humongous messes made during Obama's eight years by Democrats and RINOs in congress and his loyal media hacks.  Many examples of Trump successes, despite an obstructive congress have been shared - which Democrats and the mainstream media foolishly ignore.  Here are thirteen states who are glad he is in office.  Here is what Obama never did.  Compare it to Obama's massive unemployment numbers.    Past items have included the fact of a good number of unethical, irresponsible and even illegal actions were committed by Obama and his administration. One such item detailed 20 potential impeachable acts.  No Democrat found any of them cause enough to raise impeachment claims. To be expected by Democrats.  For clearly racial reasons the Republicans were too chicken to do anything knowing full well what the consequences would be if they did.  So, he got a pass...but, enough has been exposed that legal actions may yet follow, and they should.    

This is a prime example of the total absence of common sense that possesses the political left/Democrats.   Quote: "Is there any real difference between lying on a voter registration form about one’s citizenship or lying on a federal firearms form about one’s mental health? Ask why Democrats are so vehemently defending one and demanding changes to the other? If one is wrong and needs to be changed, then so should the other. This is why background checks don’t always work and why there is such a need for valid photo IDs in order to register to vote and to cast a vote. Consider how many millions of Americans have died or been wounded defending the right to vote. It should be a right that is vigorously protected from any and all forms of fraud."

This comedian speaks the unvarnished truth regarding the political left.  Quote: "In this video, Owen Benjamin delivers a thoughtful and deeply personal speech on what is so wrong and dangerous about the current state of the far left. From encouraging toddlers to change their gender to demonizing white men no matter what the content of their character is, Owen highlights the various ways the left have endangered our society and put us on a path to destruction. He pulls no punches, minces no words, and in the end highlights just how desperate our situation has become."

This man is called a hero by Democrats because he apparently beat the system.  Notwithstanding the mistrial, his well established dishonesty and lack of ethics will likely go unpunished.   People like him in government is one reason why we are in the trouble we are.

And, this Democrat is a total disgrace.  His politics are dishonesty and manipulation for political gain.  He cannot be considered a real politician. His incessant lies bely his claim to this responsibility. He can be considered an unethical socialist provocateur.

Anyone who still watches CNN needs to reconsider.  Quote: "As many people know by now, CNN has been struggling with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, the symptoms of which include highly exaggerated or sometimes entirely made up hit pieces on the president. This behavior has earned them the infamous moniker of “FNN,” or “Fake News Network” from President Trump himself. CNN’s bias was even stronger than usual on Tuesday, however, when the network issued a report on President Trump’s visit to Japan, in which he poured fish food into a koi pond with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Although the president was only following Abe’s lead, the headlines and stories ran to make him look like an incompetent, childish national embarrassment."    It is their childish and unethical antics that render them unwatchable.  More evidence of CNN's total disregard for journalistic integrity.

I don't know if this is true or not.  But, it would not surprise me if it is true.  Quote: "The NY Post reports that according to The American Journal of Political Science, liberal political beliefs are in fact linked to psychoticism. Who would have thunk it? The only thing that makes this even better, is that the study was released as an update to an original erred study they released, which stated that Conservatives were psycho….boy did they eat some serious crow with this one. The correction read, “The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed,” it continued, “The descriptive analyses report that those higher in Eysenck’s psychoticism are more conservative, but they are actually more liberal; and where the original manuscript reports those higher in neuroticism and social desirability are more liberal, they are, in fact, more conservative.”
This is truly a sad commentary on the current state of decay we find our country in.  Quote: "What do we do when the whole of our civilization and social construct is built upon the graveyard of human virtue? History has shown us that all corrupt civilizations eventually erode and collapse from the inside out.  This one will be no different.  We are not animals.  We are material and spiritual beings who have been emotionally enslaved within the machinations of human weakness and ignorance.  The crown of the beast is upon our heads. We need to stop acting like animals.  This is not who we are.  Remember, and come forth to reclaim the dream of our ancestors."  

Socialists are so very thoughtful, understanding and generous.  If you believe that...  Quote: "WOW! Socialist students at Kent State University in Ohio can’t put their political views aside for even a moment to work on a canned food drive with Conservative students. That is absolutely pathetic! I guess socialists really do enjoy watching people go without food!"

This is a sample of feminist bias and absolute hypocrisy.  Certain behavior by a leftist is okay but if someone on the right does the same thing it is wrong.

This is what decency and respect for others looks like.  This is a far cry from the antics of radical leftists.  Quote: "Creating space for Jack to live out his convictions shows what a pluralistic society should look like. It would demonstrate what it means to have the freedom to disagree yet to be tolerant amidst those disagreements," wrote Kristen K. Waggoner, general counsel and senior vice president of U.S. legal advocacy at ADF."  Waggoner continued: "That is why so many supporters of same-sex marriage filed briefs supporting Jack before the Supreme Court. It's also why Jack has had so many customers tell him that even though they disagree with him on marriage, they support his right to live out who he is.   They understand that if we want freedom for ourselves, we must extend it to others."
It should be clear by now that these are bad people.  That's all I am going to say.
George Burns

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Joe Biden Apparently Made a Locker Room Promise to Make Sure Anita Hill’s Testimony was ‘Very Quick’

Joe Biden made a promise in the Senate men’s gym to keep Anita Hill‘s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very quick,” according to former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder.
That promise was apparently made to then-Senator John Danforth of Missouri, a Republican. Danforth was Clarence Thomas‘ chief sponsor during Thomas’ 1991 Senate confirmation hearings.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post on November 16, Hill and five of her biggest congressional boosters–all former or current female Democratic politicians–sat down to reflect on the strenuous ordeal that Hill went through during those hearings.
Without fail, each of the six women heavily criticized the process–both explicitly and implicitly laying a great deal of the blame at Biden’s feet as he was the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman at the time.
Biden’s status among the center-left–and women’s rights advocates in particularhas deteriorated in recent years as his role in the character assassination of Anita Hill has been revisited. 

The Russia Scandal Just Got Much Worse … For Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama

Corruption: Shortly after the Uranium One story broke, various news reports claimed that it was much ado about nothing. But a review of a huge cache of newly available documents shows that, if anything, it was worse than previously thought.
The Hill broke the bombshell story last month, which summed up goes like this: While the Obama administration was approving the controversial 2010 sale of Uranium One to a state-owned Russian energy giant — which gave it control of one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies — the FBI was actively investigating that company for extensive criminal activity designed to expand Russia's footprint in the U.S. uranium business.
This raised questions about who in the Obama administration was aware of the FBI's evidence — which included bribery, extortion and racketeering — before greenlighting the sale. Officials involved denied knowing anything about the investigation at the time.
Now a cache of documents 5,000 pages long, which were reviewed by The Hill, sheds new and more troubling light on this story.

Liberal Millionaires Group Seeks to ‘Fundamentally Reset’ America’s Ideology and Economy

A group of deep-pocketed progressive millionaires seeks to "fundamentally reset" America's ideology and economy and "expose the dogma of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional family values," according to a brochure obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at a secretive progressive dark money donor conference.
The group, called Patriotic Millionaires, is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that consists of wealthy liberals with an income of at least $1 million. The organization initially formed in 2010 to "demand an end to Bush tax cuts for millionaires" and has launched a recent campaign against the Republican tax cut plan.
Patriotic Millionaires's newest organizational overview, which is not the same brochure that is currently available on its website, was obtained by the Free Beacon at the Democracy Alliance's fall investment conference held last week at the swanky La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. Each Democracy Alliance member vows to steer hundreds of thousands in funding to approved left-wing organizations the group supports.
The group is led by Morris Pearl, a former managing director at BlackRock, one of the world's largest investment firms, and identifies its core values as pushing for "equal political representation," a "livable minimum wage," and a "fair tax system" that rejects free enterprise, limited government, and traditional family values.