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Next President of the United Fates of America
#67
http://govtslaves.info/hillary-clinton-t...president/
Quote:(Nick Meyer)  It’s become well known in the alternative media that the Monsanto Company is more than just a producer of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified seed; it runs far deeper than that.

The St. Louis-based company also wields enormous political influence, seen in the success of former executives like Michael Taylor, the current Deputy Commissioner of Foods for the FDA, and Clarence Thomas, a former Monsanto attorney turned Supreme Court Justice who has done has part to protect the company in his current position.

When it comes election time, the big “M” figures prominently in several ways, most notably thanks to political insiders like Jerry Crawford, a law and lobbying specialist whose most prominent client was Monsanto.

He’s worked on the Clinton, Gore and Kerry campaigns previously and has now he’s all set to work closely with the latest top Democratic candidate (and longtime Monsanto supporter).
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http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/jo...16348.html


Quote:Speaker John Boehner
said he was “shocked”  Rofl
by a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday morning
that said the Israelis were spying on negotiations by the U.S.
and other world powers to strike a nuclear deal with Iran.

“I read that story this morning,
and frankly, I was a bit shocked
because there’s no information revealed to me whatsoever,” Boehner,
a Republican from Ohio told reporters Tuesday morning.

He added, “I was shocked by the fact that there were reports in this press article
that information was being passed on from the Israelis to members of Congress.
I’m not aware of that at all.”


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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ma...lear-talks
Quote:The Wall Street Journal cited senior administration officials
as saying:
the Israeli espionage operation began soon after
the US opened up a secret channel of communications with Tehran in 2012,
aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff
over Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

The apparent decision by the White House
to leak the allegations
is the latest symptom of the growing gulf between Barack Obama’s administration
and Binyamin Netanyahu’s government over the Iran talks,
in which the Israeli leader suspects US officials
of being ready to make too many concessions at the expense of Israeli security.


It also raised the possibility that Israel gathered intelligence
about the US position by spying on other participants in the negotiations,
from western Europe, Russia, China or Iran.

“It is one thing for the US and Israel to spy on each other.
It is another thing for Israel to steal US secrets Smoke
and play them back to US legislators to undermine US diplomacy,”
the Wall Street Journal
quoted
a senior US official as saying.

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#71



Jeb talking shit that goes all toilet paper as Washington Post points to Rubio


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/righ...gn-policy/

Marco Rubio bests Jeb Bush on foreign policy

Quote:For now,
a State Department-mentality of excessive caution and vagueness is hurting Bush.


Quote:What Bush does not say
is that he will refuse to abide by any deal
that fails to cut off Iran’s pathway to the bomb
and which Congress has not approved.

So he is good on the analysis but fuzzy Rofl on what he would do differently.



OK, to see the Bush quotes, go to the link and read.
Below are Rubio responses on a radio show,
as highlighted by WP.


Quote:MR: Well first of all, we need to remember what’s not being covered by these negotiations,
which are just as important as their nuclear ambition,
and that’s the intercontinental ballistic missiles
that they’re developing.

And it’s very reasonable that before the end of this decade,
Iran could possess a long range rocket that could reach the United States,
the Continental U.S.
They’re rapidly, that’s not even being covered by these negotiations.
They’re not even the subject of sanctions.
And I think that alone is a reason to be imposing sanctions on Iran,
not to mention their state sponsorship of terrorism.

That being said, any agreement that allows Iran to retain enrichment capability Whip
leaves in place the infrastructure they will need
in five, ten, eight, whenever they decide to ramp up enrichment and produce a weapon,
if the only thing standing between them and a nuclear weapon becomes,
and the ability to deliver it through a long range rocket
becomes the ability to enrich at a higher level,
that’s the easiest switch to flip.

And you saw the North Koreans follow a model such as this.
So I just think the deal is premised on an agreement
on something that is totally unacceptable,
and quite frankly,
abandons almost a decade of sanctions built on the idea originally
that they would not be allowed to enrich.

And by the way, the Saudis, the Turks, the Egyptians, even the Jordanians
have made very clear that whatever Iran is allowed to do under this agreement,
they will expect the same.


So if Iran is allowed to enrich up to 5%, 20% for research,
the Saudis are going to insist on the same capability.
And you suddenly are going to have region awash with nuclear infrastructure.

HH: . . . If that deal is in fact signed by President Obama that allows them to retain enrichment, and if you run for president, and if you win, would you revoke that deal?

MR: Yes. . . . Absolutely, and I already have.
And the point, because it’s not, first of all,
it’s not an enforceable deal as we made clear in the Cotton letter.
It won’t survive this president in terms of you know,
a future president will have to decide whether to live by it or not.
It’s not enforceable Whip

It doesn’t have the force of law.
Now if he brings it to the Congress and can get it passed,
that’s a different story.

He’s indicated that he prefers to take it to the United Nations instead of the U.S. Congress.

The second point I would make is that I think it’ll be difficult
to reassemble the international sanctions if this falls apart,
but nonetheless, we should be willing to lead unilaterally.
And I think others will ultimately see it.

And the third is I anticipate the Iranians will take advantage of any loopholes they can find
in the deal, and I think they’ll flat out try to violate portions of it.

You know, Iran has other challenges ahead.
They’re going to have a succession fight fairly soon when the Supreme Leader passes
from the scene.
And it’s very possible that the new leader of Iran,
after the current leader vanishes,
could be someone even more radical, as hard as that is to imagine.
And that’s something to keep an eye on as well.




By Jeb Bush:
a lengthy summation
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/41...e-jeb-bush

Quote:Even when presented with evidence of treachery committed by the Iranians,
the Obama administration turns the other way.
Iran was caught cheating on previous agreements related to its nuclear program;
Obama officials dismissed the matter,
calling it a “mistake”
by a low-level employee.  Rofl

Such is the state of the administration’s inability to conduct basic diplomacy:
It always believes Iran’s excuses,
but never its threats.
Those threats keep coming.
Iran’s leaders condemn America and its allies routinely.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei,
did so just last Saturday:
“Death to America,” he said.
This is supposed to be a reliable partner?




from rt.com Whip
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Quote:An Iranian man holds an effigy of Uncle Sam with a rope around his neck
outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013,
during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover.



a blogger with "bible prophecy" evangelical christian background --- {for perspective}

Quote:After graduating in 1988 from Syracuse University,
he worked for Rush Limbaugh Rofl as a research assistant.
Later he worked for U.S. Presidential candidate Steve Forbes as a campaign advisor.

Quote:Rosenberg is the founder and President of The Joshua Fund,
a not-for-profit charity[16]
that seeks to "Bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus,
according to Genesis 12:1-3."

https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2...with-fire/

As Khamenei urges “Death to America,”
Kerry insists progress being made on nuclear deal.
The administration is playing with fire.
March 22, 2015
[Image: khamenei-closeup.jpg]

Quote:We are rapidly approaching the March 31st deadline for the Iran nuclear negotiations.


Quote:Iran’s leaders keep openly and unabashedly threatening America
and Israel with annihilation.

Yet the Obama administration and the major world powers
keep giving Iran what it wants.
Under the current deal that’s being discussion,
Iran does not have to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure.  Whip
It will still be allowed to enrich uranium. Rofl
It does not have to disclose its nuclear weaponization efforts. Whistle
It does not have to modify much less abandon its efforts to build ICBMs.  Hmm2

And it will be given assurances
that all economic sanctions will be removed from Iran in due time,
and all nuclear inspectors will be removed, as well.

Here is the latest:

“Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei
called for ‘Death to America’ on Saturday,
a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran
to seize a ‘historic opportunity’ for a nuclear deal and a better future,
and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord,”
reports the Times of Israel.

“Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran
would not capitulate to Western demands,” the Times noted.

“When the crowd started shouting Scream
‘Death to America,’
the ayatollah responded:
‘Of course yes, death to America,
because America is the original source of this pressure.'”


The Times noted that “Khamenei’s comments
contrasted with those of Iranian President Hassan Rohani,
who said ‘achieving a deal is possible’ by the March 31 target date for a preliminary accord.”


The deadline is March 31st.
If Iran doesn't concede or sign into something palatable,
then I think we are going to see a completely different Obama Damned

we shall see soon Coffee2



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#72
El Supremo change?
not likely ..
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http://www.albawabaeg.com/52368
Saudi navy rescues diplomats from Aden

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27...53858.html
Upset By Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations
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#73
Billary change ?
not likely ..
Coffee2

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-...n-anymore/
The 13 words you can’t write about Hillary Clinton anymore
Quote:Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for a very long time, which means much has been written about her -- including quite a few adjectives. But some of these adjectives are now off-limits.

That's according to the Clinton "Super Volunteers," who have promised to track the media's use of words they believe to be sexist code words. The New York Times's Amy Chozick tweeted a missive she received from the group (which we would note is almost definitely not connected to official Team Clinton) on Wednesday:
Quote:So these words are now off the table: "polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over-confident," "secretive," "will do anything to win," "represents the past," and "out of touch."

Also apparently off the table: "tone deaf" -- at least according to a new Twitter account that appears to be from the group:

Quote:The thinking here, of course, is that these kinds of words are attached to Clinton in a way that they wouldn't be attached to male candidates -- that people wouldn't call Clinton "ambitious" if she weren't a woman, that there is a double-standard for such traits.

But do the media actually use these words to describe Clinton? Well, yes, but only if you loosely define "the media" as "the conservative media" and "people who don't like Hillary Clinton."

In fact, if you Google "Hillary Clinton" and "calculating," there are 140,000 results. The first slew of results come from conservative outlets like The Daily Caller, The Blaze, Breitbart, the Daily Telegraph and also the Republican "America Rising" super PAC. One result comes from the Los Angeles Times, but it's a defense Bill Clinton lodged in 2007 against the attacks.

"Calculating" is almost completely something used to attack Clinton or describe the attacks on her. The same goes for "disingenuous," "insincere," "entitled," "secretive," "over-confident," "represents the past" and "out of touch." These are all loaded words  and not terms used casually by mainstream media journalists like Chozick to describe a politician.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/27/politi...index.html
Hillary Clinton deleted all email from personal server
Quote:CNN)—Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the House committee investigating the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, said Clinton's lawyer informed him of the news.

"Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server," Gowdy said in a statement.

Gowdy had also asked that Clinton turn over her server to the State Department inspector general for an independent review.

Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, said no.

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#74
 

Hillary media word content control  Bricks Whip 

So I went and looked for Hillary Clown images.
There are less out of those there than Putin clown images!  Rofl
aside from Mr. Jingles Meets Hillary the Clown,
this one wasn't bad

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this one is precious but I couldn't find the larger image

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#76
http://rinf.com/alt-news/featured/hillar...vely-over/
Quote:Eric Zuesse
RINF Alternative News

Hillary Clinton’s unannounced campaign for the U.S. Presidency has already failed. Her arrogance (or else stupidity) in having wiped clean the hard drive of the private server she had used for her emails while she was the U.S. Secretary of State adds insult to the injury already done to her incipient campaign by the earlier revelation that she had evaded the State Department’s record-keeping system and had used her private server for all of her State Department emails and not only for her personal emails. (The NYT had headlined March 2nd: “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules.”)

CNN, early Saturday morning, March 28th, bannered the big follow-up, “Hillary Clinton deleted all email from personal server,” and reported that, “Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state.” Ms. Clinton immediately responded to reporters’ questions by saying that nothing of importance to, or concerning, her State Department business, was on that server, and that she had recently sent to the investigator who is looking into this matter “roughly 30,000 emails” that related to State Department business. However, the public, and prosecutors, will now not be able to see the other emails (which she says were approximately 32,000), because she then had that server wiped clean. She says she had had this done because “no one wants their personal emails made public.”

In other words: the public would just have to trust her assertion that nothing related to government business was in those “personal emails.”

Private letters from Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American leaders, are published in books; but Hillary Clinton does not think that the American public should ever have access to hers. Today’s emails are like paper-and-ink letters in that bygone era; but she has, in effect, burned them. Historians won’t get to see them; neither will the public.

Even the earlier revelation had caused her ratio of unfavorable-to-favorable ratings in polls to soar.

On March 19th, Reuters headlined, “Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll,” and reported: “Support for Clinton’s candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week.”

In the CBS News poll, taken March 21-24, Hillary’s Favorable rating was 26%, Not Favorable was 37%; this had last been polled by CBS on September 12-16 of 2008: 51% Favorable, 35% Unfavorable. Her Favorable is down from 51% to 26%, almost half, since then. The latest Gallup poll on that question was March 2-4 (this year): 50% Favorable, 39% Unfavorable. Assuming comparability of the Gallup and the CBS polls, her figures went from 50% Favorable and 39% Unfavorable just as the first news of this email scandal broke, down to 26% Favorable and 37% Unfavorable just before the latest revelation — the revelation that she had wiped her server clean — and it’s likely to go even lower now, after that second blow.

Wall Street has banked on Hillary’s becoming President. Her husband gave them what they wanted (the end of the Glass-Steagall Act); and during the past year she has been collecting millions of dollars in ‘speaking fees’ for meeting with them in private.

According to all accounts of the collections by her nascent campaign organization, money has been flowing into it by the millions.

And Wall Street is already panicking at the news-reports of her email scandal.

On Friday March 27th, Britain’s Guardian headlined, “Elizabeth Warren: Banks Could Halt Donations in Protest at Senator’s Plans,” and reported that, “Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party’s tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.”

On 19 April 2014, the Guardian had headlined “Wall Street deregulation pushed by Clinton advisers, documents reveal” and reported that, “Throughout the documents, which are among 7,000 pages released by the Clinton library on Friday, there is little discussion of internal opposition to repealing Glass-Steagall,” which was the FDR law, passed in response to the 1929 economic crash, that (up till 2000) blocked banks from ever again gambling with depositors’ money and from their leaving the Federal Government holding the bag (bank “bailouts”) when such bank-gambles produce losses, as occurred again in 2008. Senator Warren wants to reinstate those protections for depositors and taxpayers, and the megabanks are terrified against that possibility.

Naturally, then, on 21 May 2014, Mother Jones bannered, “Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Circuit Payday: $5 Million (and Counting),” and listed some of the companies that were forking over $200,000 apiece to have private sessions with her (’speaking fees’) while she was “considering” to gear up for a Presidential campaign: Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the National Association of Realtors, etc. Her donors’ list is rich; and it’s all ‘private,’ perhaps just like the emails that she destroyed.

The only Democrats who will be voting for Hillary Clinton are the ones who are satisfied for Wall Street to own Main Street.

And Republicans will vote against her because she’s not nominally “Republican.”

End of story. End of Presidential chance. (But, likely, not end of Presidential campaign. More likely, just the start for other Democrats to enter the race.)
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#78
Trying to improve her image at this point is......er.......pointless.
Powdering her face with what is apparently confectioners sugar doesn't make her look one bit sweeter.
So, the words Autumn and Fall are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world!

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"It has been already, in the ages before us. Ecc 1: 9-10
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#79
(03-29-2015, 12:08 PM)Fsbirdhouse link Wrote:Trying to improve her image at this point is......er.......pointless.
Powdering her face with what is apparently confectioners sugar doesn't make her look one bit sweeter.


more like a salty dog

she appears unfazed,
and just sitting it all out until the attention span of the generic American
yields to the network soap operas or the next Disaster du Jour ...
well that is what she is counting on -- short memory and attention span of the voter,
and it might just work.


I am taking the easy way out of this election for now. Reefer
Instead of scrutinizing the morass of morons and misfits,
I am using the generic American profile Whip
by choosing who looks the best overall in TV and media images. Cow

Who is the prettiest or most appealing candidate
from the perspective of visual appeal?

Well that would be Rand Paul and his wife, but he has competition.

... Wife? ... the First Lady!

Hmm2

Now there is an interesting subject to peruse.

Who would be the First Lady?

First Lady William Clinton with Boring Yeltsin Rofl
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first Lady William Clinton with Michelle Obama
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Actually Rubio is in the running for best looking presidential couple Hmm2
... might be a tie with RP
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http://www.businessinsider.com/check-out...012-6?op=1
Quote:One high school teacher offered him a C-minus if he skipped class,
and threatened to give him an F if he did show up.
Rubio graduated from high school with a 2.1 grade point average.

Quote:Rubio is a huge Miami Dolphins fan —
his sister and his wife Jeanette were even Dolphins cheerleaders.
[Image: rubio-is-a-huge-miami-dolphins-fan--his-...eaders.jpg]

Quote:Marco Rubio’s wife quit her cheerleading career when she and Marco were married.
Jeanette Rubio is currently a stay at home mom
to their four children and leads a weekly Bible study group.




Ted Cruz with First Lady Heidi Cruz and that goofy baby in the lower right
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heidi ho and goldman sachs Rofl

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/41...oel-gehrke
Quote:Her Goldman Sachs ties make her a “not-so-secret weapon” in terms of fundraising

Quote:She impressed a lot of other people, too,
going on from the campaign to hold multiple posts in the Bush 43 administration Whip
culminating in her post at the National Security Council.


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/te...16381.html
[img]http://Ted Cruz is sounding off against Wall Street and financial institutions,
including Goldman Sachs Whip
where his wife, Heidi, works as a managing director in Houston.[/img]




First Lady Mrs. Jabba the Hut, Mary Pat Foster

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Rofl


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First Lady Columba Bush
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http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/columba-bush-...didnt-know
Quote:This weekend, The New York Times and The Washington Post
both ran profiles on the spotlight-shy wife of a man
who could bring the Bush family name Yak
back into the White House
for a third time in 2016.

Quote:She’s got an elaborate jewelry collection.
Mrs. Bush really, really likes jewelry and spent lavishly on it
during her husband’s political career.
In 1999, she was detained and fined by customs officials  Rofl
for lying about how much she’d spent during a Paris shopping trip;
she’d actually spent $19,000 and ended up paying more than $4000 in fines.

Quote:She loves her telenovelas.
Both profiles hint to Columba’s love of Mexican soaps. Rofl
The Post quotes a line from a 1989 Miami Herald article:
“She would trade 20 society galas for one juicy Spanish soap opera Whip
savored in the comfort of her South Dade County home,”
while the Times cites a friend saying the same.

voters in Texas, the entire ho-down Reefer
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first lady Anita Thigpen Perry
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http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/...-comments/

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/182...nita-perry
Quote:and a master's degree in nursing
from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Texas Tech University's School of Nursing was renamed in her honor in 2008.

[Image: anita-perry-getty.jpg?itok=eSllYQ3R]

Quote:One of her top priorities,
increasing immunization rates for children,
contributed to Perry's biggest headache so far in the campaign
when he had to explain his support for mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations
to the crowd at a Tea Party debate that wants the government out of their lives.

Perry quickly contained the damage,
calling his 2007 decision to require the vaccination through executive order a "mistake."



First Lady Kelley Ashby Paul

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http://news.yahoo.com/book-tour-puts-ran...ction.html
Quote:"She's a tremendous asset," said John McCarthy,
a former Kentucky GOP chairman who has closely followed Rand Paul's rise.
"She's a very confident person, very comfortable, and she complements him well."

Quote:Reserved but politically savvy,
Kelley Paul worked for a Republican consulting firm Bricks
whose clients included another potential presidential candidate,
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz,  Rofl
before resigning more than a year ago.

Quote:Her 20-minute speech focusing on her Irish immigrant grandmother
moved her audiences throughout Kentucky to tears
.

Quote:"I guess I am as prepared as you can be,"
she said in an interview with The Associated Press.
"I'll try to maintain my sense of humor and optimism and just be brave."

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Who will be the First Lady?

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Quote:First Lady Mrs. Jabba the Hut,
never did care for Jabba
big and moody.
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#81
http://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/283565-c...n=Politics

Quote:In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fired back at claims that he lacks sufficient experience to be Commander-in-Chief.

Bash attempted to draw comparisons between Cruz and 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama, but the Texas Republican was having none of it, saying:


“In [Barack Obama’s] time in the Senate he had basically been a backbencher; he had not been leading on any issues of any significance. In my time in the Senate you can accuse me of being a lot of things but a backbencher is not one of them.”

Cruz continued to point out the stark contrasts between himself and then-candidate Obama:


“‘Unlike Barack Obama, I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate,’ adding, ‘I spent five-and-a-half years as the solicitor general of Texas.

I supervised and led every appeal for the state of Texas in a 4,000-person agency with over 700 lawyers. Over the course of five-and-a-half years, over and over again Texas led the nation defending conservative principles and winning.'”

Cruz announced his candidacy last week, making him the first, high-profile Republican to officially jump into the 2016 race.
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#82
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBOTj0SUwHk
O'Malley: Clinton Is No Longer The "Best Choice" For Our Country
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#83
http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-cli...en/5439320
Quote:Hillary Clinton’s unannounced campaign for the U.S. Presidency has already failed. Her arrogance (or else stupidity) in having wiped clean the hard drive of the private server she had used for her emails while she was the U.S. Secretary of State adds insult to the injury already done to her incipient campaign by the earlier revelation that she had evaded the State Department’s record-keeping system and had used her private server for all of her State Department emails and not only for her personal emails. (The NYT had headlined March 2nd: “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules.”)

CNN, early Saturday morning, March 28th, bannered the big follow-up, “Hillary Clinton deleted all email from personal server,” and reported that, “Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state.” Ms. Clinton immediately responded to reporters’ questions by saying that nothing of importance to, or concerning, her State Department business, was on that server, and that she had recently sent to the investigator who is looking into this matter “roughly 30,000 emails” that related to State Department business. However, the public, and prosecutors, will now not be able to see the other emails (which she says were approximately 32,000), because she then had that server wiped clean. She says she had had this done because “no one wants their personal emails made public.”

In other words: the public would just have to trust her assertion that nothing related to government business was in those “personal emails.”

Private letters from Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American leaders, are published in books; but Hillary Clinton does not think that the American public should ever have access to hers. Today’s emails are like paper-and-ink letters in that bygone era; but she has, in effect, burned them. Historians won’t get to see them; neither will the public.

Even the earlier revelation had caused her ratio of unfavorable-to-favorable ratings in polls to soar.

On March 19th, Reuters headlined, “Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll,” and reported: “Support for Clinton’s candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week.”

In the CBS News poll, taken March 21-24, Hillary’s Favorable rating was 26%, Not Favorable was 37%; this had last been polled by CBS on September 12-16 of 2008: 51% Favorable, 35% Unfavorable. Her Favorable is down from 51% to 26%, almost half, since then. The latest Gallup poll on that question was March 2-4 (this year): 50% Favorable, 39% Unfavorable. Assuming comparability of the Gallup and the CBS polls, her figures went from 50% Favorable and 39% Unfavorable just as the first news of this email scandal broke, down to 26% Favorable and 37% Unfavorable just before the latest revelation — the revelation that she had wiped her server clean — and it’s likely to go even lower now, after that second blow.

Wall Street has banked on Hillary’s becoming President. Her husband gave them what they wanted (the end of the Glass-Steagall Act); and during the past year she has been collecting millions of dollars in ‘speaking fees’ for meeting with them in private.

According to all accounts of the collections by her nascent campaign organization, money has been flowing into it by the millions.

And Wall Street is already panicking at the news-reports of her email scandal.

On Friday March 27th, Britain’s Guardian headlined, “Elizabeth Warren: Banks Could Halt Donations in Protest at Senator’s Plans,” and reported that, “Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party’s tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.”

On 19 April 2014, the Guardian had headlined “Wall Street deregulation pushed by Clinton advisers, documents reveal” and reported that, “Throughout the documents, which are among 7,000 pages released by the Clinton library on Friday, there is little discussion of internal opposition to repealing Glass-Steagall,” which was the FDR law, passed in response to the 1929 economic crash, that (up till 2000) blocked banks from ever again gambling with depositors’ money and from their leaving the Federal Government holding the bag (bank “bailouts”) when such bank-gambles produce losses, as occurred again in 2008. Senator Warren wants to reinstate those protections for depositors and taxpayers, and the megabanks are terrified against that possibility.

Naturally, then, on 21 May 2014, Mother Jones bannered, “Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Circuit Payday: $5 Million (and Counting),” and listed some of the companies that were forking over $200,000 apiece to have private sessions with her (’speaking fees’) while she was “considering” to gear up for a Presidential campaign: Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the National Association of Realtors, etc. Her donors’ list is rich; and it’s all ‘private,’ perhaps just like the emails that she destroyed.

The only Democrats who will be voting for Hillary Clinton are the ones who are satisfied for Wall Street to own Main Street.

And Republicans will vote against her because she’s not nominally “Republican.”

End of story. End of Presidential chance. (But, likely, not end of Presidential campaign. More likely, just the start for other Democrats to enter the race.)

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity
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#84

Jeb Bush getting ready to play hard ball with mega millions in donations.


http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/se...un/2223648

Secret, unlimited donations could boost a Jeb Bush run

Quote:Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has given his tacit endorsement
to a new group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret,
part of a bold effort by his advisers
to create a robust external political operation
before he declares his expected White House bid.

Quote:An individual donor can give no more than $5,400 to a presidential campaign.
Individuals and corporations can give unlimited sums to a super PAC,
and their names are publicly reported.
But with the new Right to Rise group,
both individuals and corporations can give as much as they want  Rofl
while also remaining anonymous Anon

Quote:The creation of a tax-exempt organization closely tied to Bush's political operation
suggests voters may not have a complete picture  Hmm2
of who will be funding efforts to elect him president.

"We generally will know who the millionaires are chipping into the super PAC,"
said Craig Holman,
government affairs lobbyist for the group Public Citizen,
which advocates for greater disclosure of political financing.
"But this is going to be an avenue for dark money." Whistle

Quote:The group's role as a policy hub raises questions
about who will be guiding Bush's policies —
an in-house team or an outside operation.



http://patch.com/california/pacificpalis...-air-today

Jeb Bush to Appear at $50,000 a Plate Fundraiser in Bel Air Today

Quote:Bush will attend a reception and dinner
at the Bel Air home of Robert Tuttle Whip
an ambassador to the Court of St. James in the George W. Bush administration,
with a minimum requested donation
of $25,000 per couple  Rofl
to the Right to Rise Super PAC,
The Washington Post reported.

Attendees who wish to attend the reception and dinner
are asked to give $100,000 per couple, :nono:
according to The Post.




a very interesting perspective,
big trouble in NH

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion...test_among
Battenfeld: Jeb Bush faces tough test among conservatives

Quote:The winner of the all-important GOP primary in New Hampshire
has to cross ideological lines
and tap into a deep well of dissatisfaction with the Obama administration Whip
a challenging test
that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is failing,  Rofl
a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows.


Quote:The Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald poll
shows that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
are better positioned now to draw from both moderates and conservatives.


Quote:Nearly half of self-described conservatives have a negative view of Bush,
helping push his overall unfavorable rating to an uncomfortably high 37 percent ...
.... doing much better among moderates,
with 67 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of him.

Quote:Walker, known for standing up to unions and winning a recall vote,
is viewed positively by 58 percent of conservatives,
while just 23 percent have an unfavorable impression.
Walker scores a 44-30 percent favorable rating among Granite State moderates.

Paul also is cutting across ideological lines,
earning favorable grades from 68 percent of conservatives
and 51 percent of moderates,
according to the poll.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also scores well among moderates and conservatives,
though he is getting just 4 percent support
in the poll of 429 Republican primary voters.


Quote:Bush’s unpopularity among bedrock Republican conservatives —
who make up about 40 percent of the Granite State primary vote —
could spell big trouble for his push to score a crucial win
in a crowded field in the first-in-the-nation primary state.



Hmm2

I always called GW ... the Bushtard.
Looking at Jeb is almost as painful sometimes
when the news photographers catch him
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z339...BUSH-2.jpg
asleep at the wheel of first impressions.

We most definitely need a new face in the presidential horse race.
... white mentally challenged lawn jockeys ...

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Hillary needs a VP
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index...ncart_2box
Quote:The state won't pay for former first lady Cylvia Hayes' court battle to keep her emails secret.

The state Justice Department has rejected Hayes' request for state funds to pay her lawyer in an ongoing court fight to block release of her emails under Oregon's public records law.

"Our office cannot and will not authorize the expenditure of public funds under these circumstances," wrote Steven Wolf, the department's chief counsel, in a letter Thursday.

Document: State response to Hayes' request for funds.

Hayes has sued The Oregonian/OregonLive to block the disclosure of state-related emails that Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has ordered released.

Rosenblum in February found that former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee's emails related to state business are public records because Hayes was a public official -- an adviser who essentially functioned as a state employee.
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Quote:Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the new frontrunner  Horsepoop


Scott Walker will never be president.
He will always be a shit head,
but he will never be president.

The bored to death public is already in amnesia concerning the Clinton email scandal.

note, the info below on Hillary is from Fox Whip
and they gave her positive outlook

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/...-judgment/

Quote:Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the new frontrunner  Rofl
for the GOP presidential nomination,
while former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton Scream
easily maintains her lead among Democrats.

And despite the personal email scandal Whip
Clinton’s personal favorable number is still higher than the rest of the pack Whistle 
according to the latest Fox News poll.


Quote:In spite of the uproar about the personal emails,
Clinton’s favorability rating hasn’t moved much.
Some 47 percent of voters view her positively today.
That’s down from 51 percent last year (June 2014)
and a high of 63 percent in August 2012.


Quote:Walker tops the field for the Republican nomination with 15 percent
among self-identified GOP primary/caucus voters.
He’s followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
who receives 12 percent

Quote:Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earns nine percent support
and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gets eight percent.

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#87
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index...ncart_2box

Quote:After Friday afternoon's release of 94,000 emails between Cylvia Hayes and former Gov. John Kitzhaber's staffers, reporters pored over the documents dating back to the beginning of his third term in 2011.

Now it's your turn.
Quote:link on Gov. Kate Brown's state site.

If you decide to wade in, share with the community what you find to be the most interesting, the most revelatory, the most troubling documents. Copy the email and post it as a comment on this thread and send it to the watchdog team at The Oregonian/OregonLive via email to tips@oregonian.com.

So far, the emails have provided more insight into Kitzhaber's knowledge of Hayes' deep involvement within his administration and across state government since early in his third term. Some of the communications contradict how the governor has characterized his work to keep Hayes' government and business roles distinct. They also belie Hayes' argument that she was not a public official.

We're particularly interested in exchanges showing Kitzhaber's involvement, including emails sent to him, covering the following potential situations:
•Discussing questionable legal and ethical matters.
•Helping with Hayes' contracts or clients
•Compelling state officials to bend laws or override his office's ethical guidelines to help business associates or donors
•Deliberating efforts to conceal information from the public or from state or federal investigators
•Using his position for financial advantage, such as income, loans or taxes

We're also interested in any evidence of Hayes' inappropriate use of the former governor's office for her benefit or the benefit of her clients.

From reader submissions, we'll pick the five best to be rewarded with a Watchdog cap from the investigative team of The Oregonian/OregonLive.

-- Laura Gunderson and Nick Budnick

503-221-8378; lgunderson@oregonian.com

503-294-5083; nbudnick@oregonian.com

@LGunderson @nickbudnick
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Hmm2

Just before I left this morning,
I saw Rand Paul take the stage and announce his candidacy.

I started to listen and my attention lasted all of 30 seconds,
and I was gone.

No doubt that I would have done this with any candidate Whip
giving their introductory candidacy speech.

None the less RP was too staged and credit card plastic in his delivery.

But here is an interesting development.

Rand Paul says Hi
I will show you the money Guitar


http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/07/pf/taxes...-flat-tax/
Rand Paul wants to cut taxes. Like no one else before.

And he wants to do it by way of a "flat tax."

Quote:"As President,
I would promote a Fair and Flat Tax plan, known as the 'EZ Tax.' Rofl


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Quote:My tax plan would be the largest tax cut in American history Applause
reforming individual, business, and worker taxes,


Quote:He also wants to simplify the tax code Whip
eliminate the estate and gift taxes Whip
and wipe out investment taxes too Whip


Single, flat tax rate: 17%

Businesses would be subject to the same 17% rate.

Capital gains, dividends and interest would be tax free.

Low- and middle-income workers would get an exemption from the Social Security tax.

Estate and gift tax: Eliminated.

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): Eliminated.


  Band
        Coffee2
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#89
I kinda like the flat tax idea.
Just don't care for Rand.

Still liking Marco. None are perfect, but leaning in his direction.
So, the words Autumn and Fall are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world!

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"It has been already, in the ages before us. Ecc 1: 9-10
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#90
when I see all these bulbous squawking heads I just wanna  Yak
On a satellite I ride. Nothing down below can hide.
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#91
Paul to harsh with Reporters/Today Show
Hmm2
"what difference does it make"
HMmm
Rofl
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#92
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOpbj8ajZs
Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters Full
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FSB says
Quote:I kinda like the flat tax idea.
Just don't care for Rand.

Still liking Marco. None are perfect, but leaning in his direction.


showdown at the hoedown in Flo-ida


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/us/pol....html?_r=0

2016 Ambitions Drool Turn Marco Rubio,
Jeb Bush Protégé, Into Rival Devil


Quote:As Marco Rubio debated whether to run for the United States Senate in 2010,
he made a pledge steeped in loyalty and deference:  Rofl
He would never challenge his political mentor, Jeb Bush,
if the former Florida governor wanted the job himself.


Quote:Mr. Rubio’s plan to enter the presidential campaign here on Monday,
upstaging Mr. Bush
in his own backyard Whip
signals a decisive, Shakespearean turn in a 15-year relationship



Quote:The head-on collision of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Rubio’s presidential aspirations,
once viewed as an outlandish prospect in this state,
is now consuming their hometown
with talk of unchecked ambition and political backstabbing Applause


Quote:“It’s hard for us to emotionally accept,” Cry
said Al Cardenas, a longtime Republican Party leader.

“Nobody thought it would come to this,”  Scream
said Dominic M. Calabro, president of Florida TaxWatch, an advocacy group.

“I’m not going to lie,” Nonono
said Ana Navarro, a strategist and fund-raiser.
“It gives me a lump in my throat.”


Quote:Norman Braman,
a major donor to his campaigns,
portrayed Mr. Bush as a tired vestige of the past.

“I don’t believe in dynasties,” he said,
adding that it was time for the Bush family
to “get out of the way”  Rofl
and make room for the fresher-faced Mr. Rubio.  Smoke
“This is not the time to go backward.”


and so ... who will be Bush's VP choice?
... will these two kiss and make up?

Think about it,
whoever is predicted as Rubio's VP pick by the media,
is highly overshadowed Whistle
by anybody that Bush may pick.


Then it comes down to Hillary.
Who would be her ... VP?

... is it possible  Rofl could Billy Boy be a VP?

A Ted Cruz choice for VP is actually funny.
A Scott Walker choice for VP is kinda scary.
A Rick Perry choice for VP is stupiddissimo in a wheel chair.
A Chris Christie choice for VP is a non event.

A Rand Paul choice for VP remains interesting. Hmm2


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#94
http://www.online-literature.com/twain/1320/
Quote:On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying

Observe, I do not mean to suggest that the _custom_ of lying has
suffered any decay or interruption--no, for the Lie, as a Virtue, A Principle,
is eternal; the Lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the
fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend, is immortal, and
cannot perish from the earth while this club remains. My complaint simply
concerns the decay of the _art_ of lying. No high-minded man, no man of right
feeling, can contemplate the lumbering and slovenly lying of the present day
without grieving to see a noble art so prostituted. In this veteran presence I
naturally enter upon this theme with diffidence; it is like an old maid trying
to teach nursery matters to the mothers in Israel. It would not become to me
to criticise you, gentlemen--who are nearly all my elders--and my superiors,
in this thing--if I should here and there _seem_ to do it, I trust it will in
most cases be more in a spirit of admiration than fault-finding; indeed if
this finest of the fine arts had everywhere received the attention, the
encouragement, and conscientious practice and development which this club has
devoted to it, I should not need to utter this lament, or shred a single tear.
I do not say this to flatter: I say it in a spirit of just and appreciative
recognition. [It had been my intention, at this point, to mention names and
to give illustrative specimens, but indications observable about me admonished
me to beware of the particulars and confine myself to generalities.]

No fact is more firmly established than that lying is a necessity of our
circumstances--the deduction that it is then a Virtue goes without saying.
No virtue can reach its highest usefulness without careful and diligent
cultivation--therefore, it goes without saying that this one ought to be
taught in the public schools--even in the newspapers. What chance has the
ignorant uncultivated liar against the educated expert? What chance have I
against Mr. Per--against a lawyer? _Judicious_ lying is what the world needs.
I sometimes think it were even better and safer not to lie at all than to lie
injudiciously. An awkward, unscientific lie is often as ineffectual as the
truth.

Now let us see what the philosophers say. Note that venerable proverb:
Children and fools _always_ speak the truth. The deduction is plain--adults
and wise persons _never_speak it. Parkman, the historian, says, "The principle
of truth may itself be carried into an absurdity." In another place in the same
chapters he says, "The saying is old that truth should not be spoken at all
times; and those whom a sick conscience worries into habitual violation of
the maxim are imbeciles and nuisances." It is strong language, but true. None
of us could _live_ with an habitual truth-teller; but thank goodness none of
us has to. An habitual truth-teller is simply an impossible creature; he does
not exist; he never has existed. Of course there are people who _think_ they
never lie, but it is not so--and this ignorance is one of the very things that
shame our so-called civilization. Everybody lies--every day; every hour;
awake; asleep; in his dreams; in his joy; in his mourning; if he keeps his
tongue still, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his attitude, will convey
deception--and purposely. Even in sermons--but that is a platitude.

In a far country where I once lived the ladies used to go around paying
calls, under the humane and kindly pretence of wanting to see each other;
and when they returned home, they would cry out with a glad voice, saying,
"We made sixteen calls and found fourteen of them out"--not meaning that
they found out anything important against the fourteen--no, that was only
a colloquial phrase to signify that they were not at home--and their manner
of saying it expressed their lively satisfaction in that fact. Now their
pretence of wanting to see the fourteen--and the other two whom they had been
less lucky with--was that commonest and mildest form of lying which is
sufficiently described as a deflection from the truth. Is it justifiable?
Most certainly. It is beautiful, it is noble; for its object is, _not_ to reap
profit, but to convey a pleasure to the sixteen. The iron-souled truth-monger
would plainly manifest, or even utter the fact that he didn't want to see
those people--and he would be an ass, and inflict totally unnecessary pain.
And next, those ladies in that far country--but never mind, they had a thousand
pleasant ways of lying, that grew out of gentle impulses, and were a credit
to their intelligence and an honor to their hearts. Let the particulars go.

The men in that far country were liars, every one. Their mere howdy-do was a
lie, because _they_ didn't care how you did, except they were undertakers. To
the ordinary inquirer you lied in return; for you made no conscientious
diagnostic of your case, but answered at random, and usually missed it
considerably. You lied to the undertaker, and said your health was failing--a
wholly commendable lie, since it cost you nothing and pleased the other man.
If a stranger called and interrupted you, you said with your hearty tongue,
"I'm glad to see you," and said with your heartier soul, "I wish you were with
the cannibals and it was dinner-time." When he went, you said regretfully,
"_Must_ you go?" and followed it with a "Call again;" but you did no harm, for
you did not deceive anybody nor inflict any hurt, whereas the truth would have
made you both unhappy.

I think that all this courteous lying is a sweet and loving art, and should
be cultivated. The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful
edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of graceful and gilded forms of
charitable and unselfish lying.

What I bemoan is the growing prevalence of the brutal truth. Let us do what
we can to eradicate it. An injurious truth has no merit over an injurious lie.
Neither should ever be uttered. The man who speaks an injurious truth lest
his soul be not saved if he do otherwise, should reflect that that sort of a
soul is not strictly worth saving. The man who tells a lie to help a poor
devil out of trouble, is one of whom the angels doubtless say, "Lo, here is
an heroic soul who casts his own welfare in jeopardy to succor his neighbor's;
let us exalt this magnanimous liar."

An injurious lie is an uncommendable thing; and so, also, and in the same
degree, is an injurious truth--a fact that is recognized by the law of libel.

Among other common lies, we have the _silent_ lie--the deception which one
conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth. Many obstinate
truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they _speak_ no
lie, they lie not at all. In that far country where I once lived, there was
a lovely spirit, a lady whose impulses were always high and pure, and whose
character answered to them. One day I was there at dinner, and remarked, in
a general way, that we are all liars. She was amazed, and said, "Not _all_?"
It was before "Pinafore's" time. so I did not make the response which would
naturally follow in our day, but frankly said, "Yes, _all_--we are all liars.
There are no exceptions." She looked almost offended, "Why, do you include
_me_?" "Certainly," I said. "I think you even rank as an expert." She said
"Sh-'sh! the children!" So the subject was changed in deference to the
children's presence, and we went on talking about other things. But as soon
as the young people were out of the way, the lady came warmly back to the
matter and said, "I have made a rule of my life to never tell a lie; and I
have never departed from it in a single instance." I said, "I don't mean the
least harm or disrespect, but really you have been lying like smoke ever
since I've been sitting here. It has caused me a good deal of pain, because
I'm not used to it." She required of me an instance--just a single instance.
So I said--

"Well, here is the unfilled duplicate of the blank, which the Oakland
hospital people sent to you by the hand of the sick-nurse when she came here
to nurse your little nephew through his dangerous illness. This blank asks
all manners of questions as to the conduct of that sick-nurse: 'Did she ever
sleep on her watch? Did she ever forget to give the medicine?' and so forth
and so on. You are warned to be very careful and explicit in your answers, for
the welfare of the service requires that the nurses be promptly fined or
otherwise punished for derelictions. You told me you were perfectly delighted
with this nurse--that she had a thousand perfections and only one fault: you
found you never could depend on her wrapping Johnny up half sufficiently while
he waited in a chilly chair for her to rearrange the warm bed.
You filled up the duplicate of this paper, and sent it back to the hospital
by the hand of the nurse. How did you answer this question--'Was the nurse
at any time guilty of a negligence which was likely to result in the patient's
taking cold?' Come--everything is decided by a bet here in California: ten
dollars to ten cents you lied when you answered that question." She said, "I
didn't; _I left it blank!_" "Just so--you have told a _silent_ lie; you have
left it to be inferred that you had no fault to find in that matter." She said,
"Oh, was that a lie? And _how_ could I mention her one single fault, and she
is so good?--It would have been cruel." I said, "One ought always to lie, when
one can do good by it; your impulse was right, but your judgment was crude;
this comes of unintelligent practice. Now observe the results of this inexpert
deflection of yours. You know Mr. Jones's Willie is lying very low with
scarlet-fever; well, your recommendation was so enthusiastic that that girl
is there nursing him, and the worn-out family have all been trustingly sound
asleep for the last fourteen hours, leaving their darling with full confidence
in those fatal hands, because you, like young George Washington, have a reputa--
However, if you are not going to have anything to do, I will come around
to-morrow and we'll attend the funeral together, for, of course, you'll
naturally feel a peculiar interest in Willie's case--as personal a one, in
fact, as the undertaker."

But that was not all lost. Before I was half-way through she was in a carriage
and making thirty miles an hour toward the Jones mansion to save what was left
of Willie and tell all she knew about the deadly nurse. All of which was
unnecessary, as Willie wasn't sick; I had been lying myself. But that same day,
all the same, she sent a line to the hospital which filled up the neglected
blank, and stated the _facts,_ too, in the squarest possible manner.

Now, you see, this lady's fault was _not_ in lying, but in lying
injudiciously. She should have told the truth, _there,_ and made it up to the
nurse with a fraudulent compliment further along in the paper. She could have
said, "In one respect this sick-nurse is perfection--when she is on the watch,
she never snores." Almost any little pleasant lie would have taken the sting
out of that troublesome but necessary expression of the truth.

Lying is universal--we _all_ do it. Therefore, the wise thing is for us
diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with
a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our
own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully,
maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily;
to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously,
with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling. Then shall we
be rid of the rank and pestilent truth that is rotting the land; then shall
we be great and good and beautiful, and worthy dwellers in a world where even
benign Nature habitually lies, except when she promises execrable weather.
Then--But am I but a new and feeble student in this gracious art; I cannot
instruct _this_ club.

Joking aside, I think there is much need of wise examination into what sorts
of lies are best and wholesomest to be indulged, seeing we _must_ all lie and
we _do_ all lie, and what sorts it may be best to avoid--and this is a thing
which I feel I can confidently put into the hands of this experienced Club--a
ripe body, who may be termed, in this regard, and without undue flattery, Old
Masters.
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#95
Wook's post by Twain
Quote:On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying


Quote:Joking aside,
I think there is much need of wise examination into what sorts of lies
are best and wholesomest to be indulged,
seeing we _must_ all lie and we _do_ all lie,
and what sorts it may be best to avoid--
and this is a thing which I feel I can confidently put into the hands
of this experienced Club--a ripe body,
who may be termed, in this regard, and without undue flattery,
Old Masters.



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Quote:Clinton has been quietly hiring staff for months,
including top Obama and Clinton aide John Podesta
and former Obama Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri,
and she reportedly just signed a lease for campaign headquarters in Brooklyn last week



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http://www.livescience.com/50469-marijua...zures.html
Hillary Clinton announced that she will be a great friend of the middle class should she be elected president. But how can her support for central economic planning at home and military interventionism overseas help anyone but the well-connected elites?

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Hmm2

"Marco! Marco! Marco!"

that is what all the noise was in the background as Rubio took the stage this morning
and announced his candidacy.


He took the stage,
started to speak .... and I lasted all of 30 seconds before I turned off the TV,
and said enough is enough.


The 30 second judgement period.
That is all they get from me.
As soon as they all start to:
yak yak Yak
they get 30 seconds of my time,
and if nothing but ... yak ... comes out of their pie hole,
then pie hole gets TV black screened.


So a quick look at Rubio from PBS is interesting:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/marc...10-issues/

The budget:  Balance it. Prioritize defense.
Quote:.... has long advocated freezing spending for everything but defense at 2008 levels. 

This year, the Florida senator proposed raising defense spending.
He voted for the Senate Republican plan,
which balances the budget and cuts $4.3 trillion in spending,
including funds from Medicare and other programs.


Climate change:  It is real. It is not caused by man.

Quote:Rubio supported a Senate measure stating that 
“climate change is real and not a hoax.”
On a separate vote,
he opposed a measure stating that human activity
contributes to changing temperatures.
That reflects a consistent stance from Rubio that mankind is not having the effect
on the climate that scientists portray.


Obamacare:  Repeal it. Replace it with tax credits and fewer regulations.

The Internet:  Oppose net neutrality.

Immigration: Work toward reform, piece by piece.
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/ma...14003.html


Social issues: Ban abortion after 20 weeks.
Marriage is between a man and a woman, but the Supreme Court will decide the law.


Taxes: Cut corporate taxes to 25 percent. Rofl
Simplify individual brackets. Add $2,500 child tax credit.


Cuba: Block the Obama administration’s “normalization”
Quote:In March,
Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry,
urging the administration to keep Cuba on its list of state sponsors of terror. Bricks


Iran: Toughen sanctions. Scrap proposed nuclear deal.


Islamic State: Increase the president’s power to combat.

Quote:Rubio wants to increase the president’s power to attack the Islamic State group Whip
and has strongly opposed  Naughty
the Obama administration’s war powers request,
which would set a three-year time limit
and rule out
“enduring offensive ground combat operations.”


In addition, Rubio told Fox News
he would like a permanent U.S. presence in Iraq to counteract Islamic State



New Republic trashing Rubio:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/12151...-candidate
Marco Rubio Is the Most Disingenuous Republican Running for President
He's not a reformer. He's a fraud.


Quote:If Rubio were both serious and talented enough
to move his party away from its most inhibiting orthodoxy,
in defiance of those donors,
his candidacy would represent a watershed.
His appeal to constituencies outside of the GOP base would be both sincere and persuasive.

But Rubio is not that politician.
He is no likelier to succeed at persuading Republican supply-siders
to reimagine their fiscal priorities
than he was at persuading nativists to support a citizenship guarantee
for unauthorized immigrants.

In fact, nobody understands the obstacles facing Marco Rubio
better than Marco Rubio.

But rather than abandon his reformist pretensions,
or advance them knowing he will ultimately lose,
Rubio has chosen to claim the mantle of reform  Rofl
and surrender to the right simultaneously—
to make promises
to nontraditional voters he knows he can’t keep.  Whistle

My colleague Danny Vinik proposes that Rubio
wants to
"improve the lives of poor Americans"
but he must "tailor [his] solutions to gain substantial support in the GOP,
and those compromises
would cause more harm to the poor."
I think this makes Rubio the most disingenuous candidate in the field.


Quote:Either Rubio is promising to run up bigger deficits than any president in history,
or he’s swindling someone.

Upper income tax cuts, middle class tax credits,
anti-poverty spending—
at least one of these will have to give.
The experience of watching his tax plan evolve
tells us a great deal about which one won’t.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielmitche...form-plan/

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