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So George Stephanopoulis, a supposedly unbiased news host for ABC news, has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

ABC News’s chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, acknowledged Thursday that he had made donations to the Clinton Foundation in recent years without disclosing those contributions to his employer — even as he reported on the Clintons and their foundation. link>

Can you imagine being interviewed about your book about the Clinton cash machine — selling American power to the highest bidders around the world — by a man who is a major Clinton crony?

On April 26 on “This Week,” Mr. Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash,” a book highly critical of the foundation and the donations it received from foreign entities, and took issue with the book’s contention that Hillary Rodham Clinton may have committed a crime because of the links it tried to connect between donations to the foundation and her work as secretary of state.

This is obviously outrageous and lacking in any credibility for ABC News.

Double Fraud

But what I find interesting is not that Stephanopoulis has been outed for the bankrupt fake-journalist that he is, but that ABC news is choosing to leave him in his chair, to keep interviewing politicians on the left and right of the political spectrum as if he can be objective and as if viewers will afford him an ounce of credibility.

Said ABC News:

As George has said, he made charitable donations to the foundation to support a cause he cares about deeply and believed his contributions were a matter of public record. He should have taken the extra step to notify us and our viewers during the recent news reports about the foundation. He’s admitted to an honest mistake and apologized for that omission. We stand behind him.

ABC News stands behind a man who no longer has any credibility as a news host?

And so this is the true cancer gripping our nation: the quality of information for us citizens is still very good, yet we as a nation don’t hold anyone accountable anymore.

The Benghazi deaths of four Americans on September 11th, and Barack Obama’s borderline treasonous attempts to cover up his and his administration’s dereliction of duty in the Benghazi infamy, were widely known in the weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and yet mr. Obama was re-elected anyway.

Benghazi Obama

ABC News seems to know and understand this, and so they brazenly leave a fraud in place to go on perpetrating sham interviews.

What will awaken the slumber in which a majority of Americans find themselves?

Of note is the destination of choice for Chinese crooks who seek to live the good life outside of China:

The United States was identified as the leading destination by the Chinese authorities, with Canada second and New Zealand and Australia tied for third. <New York Times, link>

I have said many times that former colonies of the UK are the most free and wealthiest countries in the world, and that their forms of government are the most committed to foundations of liberty and justice for all.

We can all debate endlessly about which countries are better than others and whether one can even say such things at all (many Liberals hold up moral equivalency as a virtue).

But just look at how people around the world vote with their feet and you’ll see who has the winning argument about Western nations and the UK and its former colonies in particular.

UK and Friends

To be fair regarding this particular story, there is this to consider:

The four countries do not have extradition treaties with China, partly because of concerns about due process of law, human rights violations and excessive punishment in China.

The Chinese authorities say the reluctance of the four countries to hand over suspects has made them especially attractive havens for suspected economic fugitives.

However, I feel very comfortable making the same argument notwithstanding this extradition treaty issue.

We are still the best, period.

Tom Brady, who has lost more Superbowls than Fran Tarkenton, has been caught in a series of lies about his role in causing footballs to be deflated below regulation in a playoff game last season.

What’s interesting to me is how sports commentators are able to make the mental leap to link this scandal with Spygate, the other mega-bout of cheating committed by the Patriots in the team’s first three Superbowls, but then become mental midgets when it comes to pinning Spygate on Brady, which they don’t do.

As Dan Patrick and other suck-ups to the NFL would have you believe, Spygate tarnished Bill Bellichick, the coach, but somehow NOT Tom Brady.

Oh really?

Tom Brady was not helped by the Spygate tapes?

Tom Brady was not helped by the speaker in his helmet announcing the defensive schemes of opposing teams before each snap of the ball?

Here is Bob Costas on whether Brady’s legacy will be tarnished (the Today Show, link):

It tarnishes it a little bit. He’s still a first-ballot Hall of Famer, (and) would’ve done pretty much what he did with inflated or deflated footballs. This is not Barry Bonds using steroids.

Actually, Bob, Brady was already tarnished by Spygate beyond recognition, and Brady should not be considered a “first ballot Hall of Famer” any more than Charles Van Doren should be remembered as a “genius” who won big money on the quiz show “21” in the 1950s.

Brady, like Van Doren, knew enough ahead of time — knowledge procured through cheating — to react in smart and effective ways, and that makes him a cheater. (See Has Tom Brady Seen Quiz Show?)

Tom Brady’s rings are worthless because in the era since the Spygate tapes were discovered (and then destroyed by Roger Goodell in order to cover up the shocking level of cheating committed by the Patriots), he has lost two Superbowls and won one, though I have the following to say about the 2015 recent win:

How else were the Patriots cheating last season, and in the Superbowl?

This is a fair question because the Patriots have shown that they are willing to go to great extremes to cheat-to-win, first with Spygate, and now with Deflategate.

It is reasonable to assume they’ve deployed other tricks on their road to the winner’s circle.

Frodo Brady title slide

Deflated Brady 2

Deflated Brady 3

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Deflated Brady 9

If you’ve never read Michael Kelly’s brilliant deconstruction of Bill Clinton’s chronic lying in the face of endless scandals that imperiled not only his presidency but the office of the presidency and the rule of law itself, you can do so here [link].

Gail Trotter of the Daily Caller just published a version of the Kelly style in regards to a certain Hillary Rodham Clinton [link], and I must say it’s a tour de force. Here it is, in its entirety (the photos were added by me), and may I suggest bracing yourself for the onslaught of scandals and bad acts committed by this current presidential candidate:

In February 1998, the incomparable Michael Kelly wrote one of his most memorable columns on the scandal-ridden administration of President Bill Clinton. I have written this update to Mr. Kelly’s brilliant essay not because I think myself equal to his talents but because his remarks on the Clinton years, updated for today, are particularly apt.

Gayle TrotterI believe Hillary Clinton. I have always believed her. I believed her when she said that her own investment savvy allowed her to realize a 10,000 percent profit by turning a $1,000 investment in cattle futures into nearly $100,000 within ten short months with help from an Arkansas crony, James Blair, just as her attorney general husband was about to become governor. I believed her when she said that Blair did not arrange to have a broker fraudulently assign trades to benefit her account, even though economists calculated the odds of such a return happening as, at best, 1 in 31 trillion.

I believe Mrs. Clinton and her husband did not pressure David Hale, when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to the Clintons’ business partner in the infamous Whitewater land deal. I believed Mrs. Clinton when she reported as missing hundreds of pages of her law firm billing records and other documents in response to a grand jury subpoena seeking to investigate the Whitewater matter.

I believe there was nothing ethically suspect about the Whitewater real estate development, for which Mr. Clinton’s successor as Arkansas governor, Jim Guy Tucker, was convicted and went to jail for his role in the fraud. I believe that the Clintons had nothing to hide in the matter. I believe that their business partner, Susan McDougal, who served 18 months in prison for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions about Whitewater and later received a pardon by President Clinton on the very last day of his presidency, was motivated by nothing other than the search for truth.

I believe that it is normal for a First Lady, such as Mrs. Clinton, to become involved in summary firings of longtime White House travel office employees and their replacement with an Arkansas-based travel company with close ties to the Clintons. I believed Mrs. Clinton’s view that it was appropriate for friends of the Clintons to become involved in a matter with which they had a business stake. I believed Mrs. Clinton when she said that the report by the Government Accountability Office incorrectly indicated that she played a significant role in the travel office firings, quoting a witness who said she had urged “to get ‘our people’ into the travel office.”

I believe that the White House memo regarding the travel office was misunderstood when it said “there would be hell to pay” unless “swift and decisive action in conformity with the First Lady’s wishes.” I believe it is typical for a First Lady to take charge of White House personnel matters by firing longtime civil servants and replacing them with campaign hacks. I believe that it was difficult for Mrs. Clinton to remember details of these events in her deposition by the independent counsel reviewing the matter.

I believe it is perfectly plausible that, after nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, a White House staffer “unexpectedly discovered” Mrs. Clinton’s long-missing billing records and other documents in the Clintons’ private residence in the White House in January 1996, just days after relevant statutes of limitations had elapsed. I believe that personal animus, rather than the evidence surrounding the cattle futures profit, Whitewater and travelgate, motivated New York Times columnist William Safire, who had earlier endorsed Mr. Clinton’s candidacy, to conclude that Mrs. Clinton is a “congenital liar.”

I believe that Mrs. Clinton bears no responsibility for the gross security lapses in Benghazi, Libya that led to the murders of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in a terrorist attack while Mrs. Clinton was our nation’s top diplomat. I believe it was appropriate for Mrs. Clinton’s State Department to blame the incident on a non-existent protest supposedly fomented by an obscure YouTube video and that Mrs. Clinton rightly refused to acknowledge those attacks, on September 11, 2012, as acts of terrorism. I believe that she aptly bellowed, “What difference at this point does it make?” in response to a senator’s question whether “a simple phone call” would have “ascertained immediately that there was no protest.”

Clinton Benghazi What Does It Matter

I believe that Mrs. Clinton’s multimillion-dollar tax-exempt organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, is a model of legal compliance and ethical standards. I believe it is appropriate for her Foundation to have accepted eye-popping donations from foreign governments despite Mrs. Clinton’s calls for campaign finance reform and despite the fact that current law forbids campaign donations from foreign nationals. I believe that major donations to the Foundation from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates were motivated by altruism and, in the Foundation’s phrase, “the power of creative collaboration.”

I believe it was entirely appropriate for Mrs. Clinton to install a private email server in her home to conduct government business as Secretary of State. I believe that most high federal government officials have their own private email server at home for use in conducting official federal government business. I believe that Mrs. Clinton permanently deleted from her personal server only “emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations, the other things you typically find in inboxes.”

I believe that none of the deleted emails could shed light on any of the dozens of questions about her tenure as Secretary of State. I believe that most Americans incorrectly think that Mrs. Clinton purposely deleted or withheld emails relevant to her State Department work.

I believe that The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR are all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy. Especially NPR.

You have to marvel at the depths the Clintons will go in selling off the Unites States government.

Hillary’s latest mega-scandal makes Bill’s sale of the Lincoln Bedroom seem like nothing.

The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one. <New York Times, link>

Do we want a president who is willing to help our enemies while in office?

Oh wait, we already have one of those…

Obama is cranky

Borders and No Borders

Just a quick note to once again observe the insanity of the human animal: in the last six months I’ve traveled outside the country quite a bit, and each time I enter a foreign country and have my papers checked thoroughly….and each time I return to the great United States, the greatest country to ever grace the face of the earth, and have my papers checked thoroughly — “What countries did you visit; why did you travel there; are you brining in any food, insects, etc etc etc…” — I marvel that there are political leaders in our country from both political parties, and tens of millions of Americans, who believe that our border with Mexico does not matter and should not be enforced.

George W. Bush, Barack Hussein Obama, Jeb Bush, and so many more, all believe that 10 – 20 million illegal immigrants should be allowed to cross the border at will, live in the United States, earn money, repatriate that money, move freely (especially in “sanctuary cities”), get drivers’ licenses, and even collect money from various state governments (various forms of financial assistance).

This Open Border stance is, of course, entirely inconsistent with the elaborate border controls we all face when entering the United States. As I have written before, do you think you or I, as citizens, could get off a plane at LAX or JFK and re-enter the country without showing our passports and being interrogated? No way, no how, and I am glad this is the case — it is correct and sane.

Show you papers or you can't enter

Open borders are also inconsistent with every other nation on earth, even tiny island nations: you want to head to the beach for your vacation? Tell us who you are — show us your paperwork. You want to stay longer than a specified amount of time? Procure a VISA for an extended stay, and for that VISA show us paperwork including an “invitation” from a business or citizen that is the basis for your extended stay…

Etc. Etc.

UK Border control

These border controls are normal, and proper, and needed.

Customs line

And yet, otherwise rational people will stand on their heads to try and convince you that illegals should be granted citizen-status and that the border itself is some kind of offense against Mexicans (in this case).

It is quintessential nonsense.

So many of my Liberal friends and family explain away all manner of law-breaking and dishonesty by Barack Obama and politicians like him by telling me that “everybody ignores the Constitution” and “all presidents lie”, etc. etc.

I try to point out that they insult their own intelligence when they abdicate higher brain functions such as telling the difference between this and that, and I try to remind them their logic, if followed a few more steps forward, leads to a kind of anarchy in which no one is held accountable for anything because “everybody” does “everything”.

Mindless.

Anyway, a judge in Atlanta has just scored a victory for those who believe that cheating is wrong and worthy of jail time in this particular case:

All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.”

Well now, that is a rather clear statement in favor of standards, and thank god that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter had the guts to make it.

Judge Jerry Baxter upholds standards of truth and honesty in education in Georgia.

Judge Jerry Baxter upholds standards of truth and honesty in education in Georgia.

What happened in Georgia was this <Yahoo News, link>:

A state investigation found that as far back as 2005, educators from the 50,000-student Atlanta school system fed answers to students or erased and changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools with nearly 180 educators involved, and teachers who tried to report it were threatened with retaliation.

In 2013, 35 educators were indicted on charges including racketeering, making false statements and theft. Many pleaded guilty before the trial, and some testified at the monthslong trial. The jury acquitted one of the 12 former educators who went to trial and convicted the other 11 of racketeering.

And so I really am curious, in today’s America, how those who excuse, for example, Barack Obama’s lawlessness on several fronts, react to this news in Atlanta?

Do they think to themselves “That’s weird — everybody cheats, so why punish those poor people?  Aren’t they the same as the rest of us?”

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