Sunday, September 25, 2016

Immunity for everyone!

NY Observer: "The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham - NSA Analyst: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton."

Friday, September 23, 2016

Good question, Huma

Politico: "Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal"
"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says. "Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email."
Well, it wasn't marked classified so of course Hillary wouldn't know if communication from the President of the United States to the Secretary of State would be classified.  Who could determine such a thing without a big red C on the page, which is probably just a paragraph identifier anyway.

Obamacare fades

Hot Air: "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska drops out of Obamacare exchange."

Obamacare reminds me of the Sorites paradox: how many exchanges have to collapse before we can declare the whole program a failure?  At this stage, it's just Medicaid with higher premiums.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My favorite things

On tonight's season finale of "Mr. Robot", there was a song playing in the background as Darlene was led through the FBI headquarters.  It was a cover of Aimee Mann's "The Moth" from her excellent album "Lost in Space."

Monday, September 19, 2016

BleachBit Bingo

This timeline on Reddit reveals how the computer tech tasked with erasing Hillary's emails went ahead and deleted emails even though there was a Congressional subpoena...and then deletes his entire Reddit history when the Internet detectives started to close in.

Extra - How about this:
It should also be noted, that the House select committee on Benghazi reached an agreement with the State Department on the 23rd to produce records.
And the next day the Server tech was asking questions about how to alter/remove header information.
I question the timing.

Follow-up hypothetical - If this Reddit "Stonetear" account can be definitively linked to Paul Combetta, who was deleting emails for a VERY VIP, doesn't this resurrect the issue of intent?  After all, cui bono?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim

The Corner: "Clinton's pointless lies."  "But she couldn’t help herself. She couldn’t level with the public — even when it would have helped. She seems to have a pathological determination to mislead."

This guy is on to something

Scott Adams of "Dilbert" fame has been writing for months that Donald Trump will win by a landslide and I dismissed him as an entertaining, contrary crackpot (Adams, not Trump).  But as reality has turned inside-out, I'm starting to believe Adams has the long vision.

The Clinton slush fund

Daily Caller: "Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants."

Trump wins again

Yesterday, Trump held a press conference where he said the following: "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy."  The media predictably revealed their bias and rushed into the fold to declare this statement false.

But, oh-ho, what's all this?  McClatchy: "2 Clinton supporters in ’08 reportedly shared Obama ‘birther’ story."
Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president.

One was a volunteer in Iowa, who was fired, Clinton’s former campaign manager said Friday. The other was Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief.

In fact, there were several people publicly pushing the theory, which was repeated extensively on conservative news outlets. There were the two Clinton supporters, but there is no evidence that Clinton herself or her campaign spread the story.
Yeah, that's what a hatchet-man like Sid "The Shiv" Blumenthal is for, to keep Hillary's hands nice and clean.  Here's a guy so toxic that the Obama White House banned him from contact with the Clinton State Department...so Hillary set up her private email server to keep up communications.  He's denied the story, so of course it's the word of a known Clinton partisan versus a veteran journalist with nothing to gain.

Extra - Also, don't forget that a Clinton campaign staffer spread the birther conspiracy in 2008 but it's OK because he/she was fired really quick.

More - There's this 2011 Politico piece:
Then, as Obama marched toward the presidency, a new suggestion emerged: That he was not eligible to serve.
That theory first emerged in the spring of 2008, as Clinton supporters circulated an anonymous email questioning Obama’s citizenship.
"First emerged."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Feelin' alright!

MassLive: "San Diego 'hid players' medical information'."
The San Diego Padres hid medical information of their players from the Major League Baseball database, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
The Padres could face discipline after team officials "instructed their organization's athletic trainers to maintain two distinct files of medical information on their players — one for industry consumption and the other for the team's internal use," Olney reported.
The different medical files were a way for the Padres to hide information about players' health from potential trade partners.
Can you believe that somebody would conceal health information for personal gain?  It's unseemly.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Protect the Queen

Hot Air: "CBS News edits out Bill Clinton’s ‘frequently’ remark about Hillary’s fainting episodes."


Monday, September 12, 2016

Hillary's M.O.: Always conceal the truth

NY Post: "Clinton team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment."  "Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her sudden collapse during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but ditched her NYPD escort and detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned."