“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Monday, October 10, 2016

The 800 Pound Silverback Gorilla in the Room

Donald Trump won the debate. He's a crazy candidate but Hillary Clinton is a poor one

10 OCTOBER 2016 • 5:08AM

Donald Trump won the second presidential debate, but only according to the terrible standards of this election. Bearing in mind that his candidacy was believed to be over, his own party was rejecting him, and he was widely predicted to go nuts on air – he actually did okay. The Donald came out fighting. He weathered the attacks on his character. He ran rings around Clinton several times. The bar was low – way, way low – but Trump still slithered over it.
What a night. Trump admitted that he doesn’t always talk to his vice presidential candidate and threatened to jail his opponent if he wins. And those were just throw away remarks. 
Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton: If I were in charge you'd be in jail
At the beginning of the evening, he was stiff and uncomfortable as the moderators dredged up his 2005 banterathon with Billy Bush. He had disrespected women, they said, he had boasted about sexual assault. Trump looked like he was in the dock. Occasionally he shot a glance at the audience – maybe at the women he’d invited who accused the Clintons of abusing them in one way or another. He probably didn’t intend to bring up their allegations; their presence was enough. But he lost his temper, as Trump always does, and called Bill the most sexist, abusive president in history. Millions of viewers will have found this tasteless. But it’s something conservatives have waited two decades to see: someone telling the nation’s most prominent feminist to her face that she’s a hypocrite for standing by her man.

So the evening began with Clinton in control. She made her pitch to be a healer; she ran off a checklist of people Trump has insulted (it’s amusingly long – only the left handed and the Welsh are missing). But when the debate moved on she didn’t seem to keep up. Her answers on medical reform and foreign policy were good, but there was too much smiling and listening to Donald rant with weary patience. All the while that she spoke, he prowled around the room like a caged tiger – which meant that even when Hillary was talking, one’s eyes were on him. And when the moderators took it upon themselves to start fact-checking his statements – and Trump feigned outrage – the debate turned into “An Evening with Donald Trump.”

Trump is a crazy candidate, yes. But Clinton is a really poor one. Any other Democratic nominee would’ve had the wit to put Trump down with ad libs. She couldn’t do it. You might say that she’s trying to rise above Trump – but just by being on the stage with him, which is unavoidable, she has come down to his level. Because she wouldn’t fight back, it looked like Trump had made legitimate points. Punches unguarded against her hit home. His argument could be summed up as: “You’ve known her for even longer than you’ve known me, and you like her just as little.”

Clinton’s flaws are substantive. The debate touched upon the recently leaked emails of John Podesta, her campaign chair. They included transcripts of talks to Wall Street execs that showed her saying that a politician has to have a public and private face, that she wants to abandon borders, and that she admires European-style healthcare systems. Then there was her answer to a question about Supreme Court nominations. She failed to mention the Constitution once, instead saying that she wants to rebalance the Court towards ideological liberalism. That answer alone will cause some Republicans to stick with Trump regardless of his flaws. 

Gun rights are effectively on the ballot in this election. Abortion, too.

So a good night for Trump in the sense that it wasn’t all about him. It was an awful lot about Clinton, too. But at this stage in the contest, a victory for Trump probably means that his numbers hold steady rather than rise. His problems are mighty. Dozens of Republican grandees have come out against him; he received a reprimand from his own veep. He is behind in the battleground states. He is behind nationally. After tonight, at least he can face defeat knowing that his base will love him to the end of time. He made Bill and Hillary Clinton sit in a room full of their accusers and he called them liars in front of the world. If only he could control his sniffing into the microphone, he’d make the next Judge Judy.


  1. Clinton had the audacity to say this last night,

    “I will not let anyone into our country that I think poses a risk to us… There are children suffering in this catastrophic war, largely I believe because of Russian aggression, and we need to do our part. We are by no means carrying the load that Europe and others are. ”

    Hillary is concerned about the children in the Middle East?

    Look at what Hillary's tenure at the State Department created in the Middle East. How many orphans were made from US meddling in the Middle East? How many homes and family owned businesses were wrecked by American made bombs and weapons?

    How many refugees? How many schools and how much infrastructure destroyed? Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, there must be millions of children and she is blaming the Russians.

    From the mouth of a sociopath.

  2. “I have tried my entire life to do what I can to support children and families… Donald talks a lot about the 30 years I’ve been in public service. I’m proud of that.”

  3. A sociopath can be defined as a person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one's goals.

    1. .

      Her hair looked good last night.


    2. That's good because that white/black pantsuit/coat she wore looked awful, and made her look fat too.

      The flies liked her eyebrows.

  4. Hillary talking about her concern for the children is far more loathsome, despicable and profane than any Trump trash talking about women. The real expert on violating and disrespecting women in this race is her husband.

  5. The Donald was totally right to talk about jailing his opponent, because she deserves jailing, and State, Justice and the FBI have been corrupted, and he's the only guy that might get the job done.

    I hope he wins and will consider him a successful President if he accomplishes nothing more than jailing Hillary.

    It would go a long ways to restoring something resembling the rule of law.

    1. Lock her up, lock her up, etc etc

    2. And 'Sid Vicious' Blumenthal, too.

  6. Replies
    1. And all the Bushes too.

      Trump's disgusting words came to light via a Bush family member who works for NBC.   Or did, now “suspended” from Today.   Who remembered that tape existed and where?  Bush revenge?


    2. October 10, 2016
      Oops! Hillary Forgets the Constitution
      By Patricia McCarthy


  7. Luntz: "Tonight Was So Significant That He Is Back In The Race"

    Posted By Tim Hains
    On Date October 9, 2016

    Luntz: "Tonight Was So Significant That He Is Back In The Race"

    Pollster Frank Luntz and his focus group join Megyn Kelly on Fox News Channel to discuss the second presidential debate.

    Focus group attendees described Trump's performance as "much improved," "calm and strong," "more presidential," and "more researched."

    They described Hillary Clinton's performance as "disingenuous," "not worthy of my vote," same-old," "typical," and "frustrated."

    Frank Luntz

    Focus Group: Who are you willing to vote for?

    • Hillary: 8
    • Trump: 9

    • Hillary: 4
    • Trump: 18
    7:50 PM - 9 Oct 2016 · Clayton, MO, United States


  8. I'm no fan of McConnell, but there's no comparison with Dickhead Ryan.

    McConnell simply has nothing to say about Trump, Ryan could have done the same, but being a Dickhead, he just had to stand on his little soapbox and purge his childish crap.

    Self-righteous Dickhead.

  9. "Her mind is shot" :-)

    Ginsburg found her outspokenness to be a problem over the summer, when she blasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    "I can't imagine what this place would be - I can't imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president," Ginsburg told The New York Times' Adam Liptak and went on to call him a "faker." "For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be - I don't even want to contemplate that."

    Trump responded that Ginsburg, 83, should resign because "her mind is shot."

    Ginsburg later said that she regretted her comments and promised to "be more circumspect" in the future.


    1. :)

      That's forthright Donald for ya.

      He might have added she sleeps all the time.

  10. Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s”

    I was right !

    Hillary has been a pussy grabber all her life !!


    1. "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American
      public." H. L. Mencken

  11. I have no idea who is going to win this election. Trump has the entire US Media Megopoly. the establishment and the barons of the GOP lined up against him. It is a revolution with a flawed leader.


  12. Probably, but I want no participation in electing Hillary Clinton nor do I respect a society that would elect her.

  13. Donald Trump's faltering march on the White House was dealt a savage blow on Monday, when House Speaker Paul Ryan, the GOP's most senior elected official, abandoned the candidate.


    The NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll of national sentiment released on Monday, gave Clinton double-digit leads – 46-35 in a four-way contest; and in a head-to-head with Trump, she was up 14 points. Democrats broke to a seven-point lead on which party respondents believed should control congress.


    In reporting in mainstream media and commentary on social media, what was described as Trump's "stalking" of Clinton elicited a visceral reaction – especially by women.

    1. It was interesting watching Fox news this afternoon as they used still images in the background while the talking heads talked. A lot if them had Trump looming behind her ready to pounce.

    2. It is unfortunate that they both can't lose and we could shoot a Mulligan.

    3. There are others on the ballot. They should be considered.

  14. 1. The longest campaign in Canadian history was 10 weeks

    2. In the U.K., political parties can only spend $30 million in the year before an election

    3. In Germany, political parties release just one 90-second television ad

    4. In 2013, over two-thirds of income to Norway's political parties came from the government

    5. Voter registration is automatic in Sweden

    6. In Australia, voting is compulsory

    7. In Brazil, Election Day is on the weekend

    1. You get fined in Australia if you don't vote.

    2. I've never understood that.

      What if everyone on the ballot is a Quirkian dick ?

      Pretty much as we have this year....

      Why should one be forced to vote for a political whore ?

      Is 'None of the above' or 'Nobody' on the ballot ?

  15. That said, neither the US nor Canada is a real democracy. The US is cursed with the absurd office of Commander and Chief.

  16. The Philippine president has also launched a series of tirades against the US, the European Union, and the United Nations for calling him out on alleged extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.


    So far police have carried out more than 23,500 raids and arrested 22,500 suspected drug dealers and addicts.
    Police have “visited” more than 1.6 million homes inhabited by suspected drug addicts to invite them to stop using drugs, or disengage from the drug trade in an operation known as “Oplan Tokhang”. A further 732,000 addicts and dealers have surrendered for fear of being killed, resulting in massive overcrowding in jails.

  17. Think of the absurdity of a city that has a policy where a politician elected to city council president, automatically becomes head chair of the Neurology Department in a major city hospital. The role of handing the keys to the US war machine to some untrained sociopath is exponentially worse. I'll let you choose the exponential figure.

    1. I'm starting to think we might have been better off with a Parliament.

  18. If Australian navy ships ventured within cooee of Chinese-claimed territory in the South China Sea it could spell "great trouble".


    It's hoped a recent Association of South East Asian Nations agreement to set up a hotline between governments to address maritime encounters at sea will be a significant step toward resolving the issues.

  19. Yoko can sing at Hillary's inauguration.

    New York |

    An employee of the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum was arrested this morning, for allegedly having sex with several sculptures from the…



    A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no less than 16 crew members and…


    1. And we thought Cap't Ahab had it bad.

  22. Ahead of an expected visit to Beijing next week, Mr Duterte has said he intends to “break up with America” and that the ­current US-Philippines military exercises would be the last.


    Of inevitable concern also to the country’s deeply anti-communist military would be Mr ­Duterte’s bid to end the Maoist ­insurgency through peace talks and even offers of land packages to rebel fighters. But Mr Duterte’s war on drugs, with its death toll of 3600 and rising, has dominated international headlines.

    The US, UN, EU and human rights bodies have all earned ­expletive-laden rebukes from Mr Duterte for speaking out over the killings. He has called Mr Obama a son of a whore, Ban Ki-moon a “fool” and twice said “f..k you” to the European Union.


    A 32-year old member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff announced this morning that he was joining Donald Trump’s campaign, only weeks after suffering a terrible hunting accident that cost him most of his intellectual faculties.

    Jason Perry was severely injured on August 7, when the left hemisphere of his brain was blown away by a shotgun in a severe hunting accident.

    Mr Perry admits that he found Donald Trump repulsive before the accident, but claims that his time away from the campaign allowed him to change his mind about the candidate.

    “I used to be disgusted by Donald Trump, but it all changed after the accident”, explains Mr Perry. “I used to think he was an angry, ignorant moron, but now my eyes are finally open and I clearly see Donald Trump for the genius he really is!”

    The young man says the accident turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him.

    Mr Perry’s doctor, Dr. Frederic Meyers, says that patients who suffer traumamatic brain injuries often experience changes in their behavior.

    He says the young man lost more than half of his brain, and can consider himself lucky to still be able to walk and talk.

    “The patient’s injuries are extremely severe, so it could have been a lot worst”, he told reporters. “The last time I had a patient suffering from such trauma, the man kept eating his own excrement and barking at dogs!”

    Dr. Meyers says the change in Mr Perry thought patterns and personal values could be reversible but could very well be permanent.


    1. Could be reversible but could be permanent.

      Sounds like a Dr. Quirk diagnosis.

      And then you get the bill.....

  24. Replies
    1. Can't find any other articles, but the doc is a real neuro, and there's a picture of the half-wit.


    2. worldnewsdailyreport fake




    4. If you want something really shocking go to Drudge and take a look at Hillary....keep your mouth closed tightly....

    5. Looks like some monster barfed all over her elephant dress....

    6. The gal she's with went on vacation with her husband and came back without him.

      Unlike Harry Reid, he really did fall off an exercise bike and died.

  25. The deal for a second pipeline to carry Russian natural gas to Turkey under the Black Sea was signed on Oct. 10 in Istanbul.


    One day perhaps someone will remember the pipeline built in 1969 between Israel’s Mediterranean port of Ashkelon and the Red Sea port of Eylat. That pipeline was built by two equal shareholders: Israel and - guess who - Iran.

  26. .

    Exclusive: As Saudis bombed Yemen, U.S. worried about legal blowback

    The Obama administration went ahead with a $1.3 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year despite warnings from some officials that the United States could be implicated in war crimes for supporting a Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians, according to government documents and the accounts of current and former officials.

    State Department officials also were privately skeptical of the Saudi military's ability to target Houthi militants without killing civilians and destroying "critical infrastructure" needed for Yemen to recover, according to the emails and other records obtained by Reuters and interviews with nearly a dozen officials with knowledge of those discussions.

    U.S. government lawyers ultimately did not reach a conclusion on whether U.S. support for the campaign would make the United States a "co-belligerent" in the war under international law, four current and former officials said. That finding would have obligated Washington to investigate allegations of war crimes in Yemen and would have raised a legal risk that U.S. military personnel could be subject to prosecution, at least in theory.

    For instance, one of the emails made a specific reference to a 2013 ruling from the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor that significantly widened the international legal definition of aiding and abetting such crimes.

    The ruling found that "practical assistance, encouragement or moral support" is sufficient to determine liability for war crimes. Prosecutors do not have to prove a defendant participated in a specific crime, the U.N.-backed court found.

    Ironically, the U.S. government already had submitted the Taylor ruling to a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to bolster its case that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other al Qaeda detainees were complicit in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks...

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave

    When first we practise to deceive!

    If any one has the answer please let me know why the US feels obligated to provide baksheesh to every friggin shithole state in the ME (Sunni, Gulf State, Israel, whatever) because we signed a deal with Iran that advances US interests.


    1. Good question, except the part about the Iran deal advancing US interests.

      Houthi rebels in Yemen fire missiles at US warship

      October 10, 2016 Updated: October 10, 2016 11:18 PM

      Two missiles fired from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen missed a US warship which was patrolling the Red Sea, the US navy said on Monday.

      The suspected attack on the USS Mason came a week after a UAE civilian vessel was attacked by the rebels and has raised concerns about a growing risk to ships in one of the world’s most important waterways.

      Also on Monday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed Houthis said it had intercepted two missiles.


  27. Clinton Campaign Email Outlines Effort “To Produce an Unaware and Compliant Citizenry”

    Hillary insiders panicked over Trump's celebrity appeal

    Paul Joseph Watson - October 10, 2016 1727 Comments

    A Clinton campaign email released as part of the Wikileaks data dump earlier today talks about the need to maintain political power by producing “an unaware and compliant citizenry”.
    The email was sent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta by former Clinton administration official Bill Ivey on March 13, 2016.

    Ivey was appointed Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during Bill Clinton’s second term. According to his bio, Ivey “is a trustee of the Center for American Progress (a Clinton campaign front), and was a Team Leader in the Barack Obama presidential transition.”

    In the email, Ivey outlines the panic amongst some Democrats that Donald Trump’s “celebrity politics” persona cannot be matched by Hillary, who is “not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold.”

    “Money isn’t all that important if you can conflate entertainment with the electoral process. Trump masters TV, TV so-called news picks up and repeats and repeats to death this opinionated blowhard and his hairbrained ideas, free-floating discontent attaches to a seeming strongman and we’re off and running,” complains Ivey.

    Ivey wonders how Clinton can combat Trump’s larger than life appeal, worrying that simply ‘defaulting to policy’ won’t work.

    “And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry,” he writes.


    They had galopin2 pussy whipped from the git-go.

    1. "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public"

      H.L. Mencken

  28. There's a guy from my home town, a realtor, who somehow flipped around passports or visas with about four other countries and got accepted to go into Iran, according to my lawyer.

    Nobody is really worried about this asshole, everybody is worried the USA might end up paying ransom to get his sorry ass back here.

  29. Former U.S. Navy HSV-2 Swift wrecked in Yemen missile attack


    The HSV-2 Swift, formerly an original proof-of-concept ship for the U.S. Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel program, was gutted by explosion and fire when Houthi rebels attacked the ship off Yemen Oct. 1.

    Operated by the United Arab Emirates, the 321’x88’x11’ Swift was transiting the Bab Al Mandeb strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden when it was struck at night. Gutted by the attack but still floating, the vessel was moved to Eritrea for salvage.

    Photos released by the Emirates News Agency showed the riddled, burned catamaran with a massive hole in its starboard bow. A Houthi rebel group allied with Iran claimed its fighters targeted the vessel with a C-802 anti-ship missile, a weapon of Chinese design.


    1. Just Iran making nice to its new friend, the USA.

    2. Advancing our interests.

      Did you watch the video?

      That missile woulda finished off our ship and crew too.

    3. I have now. Got distracted looking at the pic of The Donald making the chair while 'stalking' Hillary at the same time.

      Missile certainly took the ship out.

      All according to our agreement with Iran....Iran gets a free path to nuclear weapons eventually and in the meantime can attack us and our 'allies' at will.

      The Donald doesn't think much of the agreement but has said he wouldn't tear it up, last I heard.

      If Quirk were stationed in the gulf to monitor compliance all these attacks and sinkings would be advancing US interests.

      Problem solved.

    4. allahu akbar


  30. And The Donald wasn't 'stalking' Hillary on stage at the debate.

    She had crossed over to his side of the platform.

    As a Lady just said on Fox, at one point he seemed more interested 'in humping a chair', with the photo to prove it. He does indeed seem near the point of climax.

    1. But the stalking story is all over our worthless 'press'.

    2. What's up with his Mic? (again)

      You didn't hear him sniffle on apprentice, did you?

    3. I think it's planned sabotage.

      No one likes a sniffler/grunter.

    4. Winston Churchill snored like a freight train though, and people loved him.

    5. I drank with Churchill, and Trump's no Churchill.

  31. Here's another take on the meaning of the fly on Hillary's eyebrow - I had interpreted it as a message from the god's - this is somewhat similar - (wonderful rendition of Hillary's fly covered face included) -

    No Flies on Hillary
    The fly knows what the media doesn’t.

    October 11, 2016 Daniel Greenfield

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

    “Let me just start out by saying that so much of what he just said is not right,” Hillary began. 
    And then while 63 million people watched, a member of Musca domestica, or the common housefly, landed and perched near her eye.

    Trump had just wrapped up a thorough takedown of the Clintons and their abuse of women. “There’s never been anybody in the history politics in this nation that’s been so abusive to women,” he said. The camera cut to a stone-faced Bill Clinton sitting unmoving in the VIP box.

    “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously. Four of them here tonight. One of the women, who is a wonderful woman, at 12 years old, was raped at 12. Her client she represented got him off, and she’s seen laughing on two separate occasions, laughing at the girl who was raped. Kathy Shelton, that young woman is here with us tonight,” he said.

    Kathy Shelton had been beaten and raped into a coma by Hillary’s client. On tape, Hillary could be heard laughing as she recalled how she had gotten her rapist off while accusing Kathy of making it all up.

    “I think she should be ashamed of herself,” Trump concluded. The audience applauded. ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Hillary’s venomous proxy among the debate moderators, sourly told the audience to shut up.
    With her patented false chuckle, Hillary launched into her rebuttal as the fly perched on her.

    The media, which can take a story about Hillary laughing about the rape of a 12-year-old girl (Vox: She did it for the Constitution) or leaving Americans to die at the hands of her Muslim terrorists in Benghazi and then lying about (The New York Times: It was a spontaneous protest) jumped into action.
    CBS dug deep into its vault of stupid and declared that the fly was really a Native American totem “delivering a unique message” to help her “steady her emotions” after Trump’s attack. The “Tiffany Network” based this on a source which claims to have “life-long abilities” connecting with people, through “telepathy, energy awareness, clairvoyance and clairsentience”.
    “Was it nature’s way of delivering a message to the Democratic nominee?” CBS asked.

    In the bleary eyes of the press, even the fly landing on Hillary was the universe’s way of helping her against Trump. One might even say that the fly was an honorary member of the mainstream media trying to convey messages of reassurances from the media’s posh dungheap. 

    1. A quote from a less New Age source that went viral on social media however came from the Talmud; “The evil spirit is like a fly that lies at the door of the human heart.” Rav, the Talmudic scholar, used Ecclesiastes 10:1 as his source, "Dead flies make the ointment of the perfumer fetid and putrid".
      King Solomon went on to write, "Dead flies make the ointment of the perfumer fetid and putrid; so doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor. A wise man's understanding is at his right hand; but a fool's understanding at his left.” Underneath Hillary’s favorite perfume (“Angel” by Thierry Mugle) is the smell of putrefaction that attracts flies. Her understanding is that of the left and the left is an evil foolishness.

      The 15th century Spanish Jewish scholar, Rabbi Arama, wrote in the Akeidas Yitzchak, that, “He who prefers the rewards that originate from the left side is foolish” because they provide only “transient values”. Transient values are mortal. Unlike wisdom and honor, they perish swiftly. 

      The folly of the Clintons has outweighed any wisdom and honor they might have had. They have gained enormous wealth and prestige, yet even their own supporters despise their rottenness. 
      The only creature attracted to them is the fly.

      The fly is a carrion symbol. It is drawn to dead and dying things. Even in the Native American legends that CBS desperately tried to invoke to turn the fly into a positive symbol it is the creature that brought death into the world. Putrefaction is what the Clintons brought to America. The fly is their perfect symbol. They are greedy creatures of rot, surrounded by filth and wallowing in their own vileness.

      Hillary Clinton has presided over massive theft, corruption and the complete collapse of our foreign policy. From her modest days of turning $1,000 in cattle futures back in Arkansas into $100,000 with a little help from some key influential friends, she moved up to delivering six figure speeches to anyone willing to invest in Clinton futures in Washington D.C.
      The Clintons raked in $153 million in speaking fees alone. Is there anyone who has sat through a Hillary speech this election season and thought that it was worth 50 cents, let alone the $280,000 paid by Germany’s Deutsche Bank, the $335,000 paid by the Biotechnology Industry Organization or the $325,000 paid by the National Automobile Dealers Association? 

      Those weren’t speaking fees. They were illegal campaign contributions.

    2. And then there’s the Clinton Foundation, a gargantuan organization where the revenues run to $149 million a year, and whose real mission was to function as a slush fund for the Clinton campaign. As a charity, the Clinton Foundation was incredibly useless. It spent a small percentage of its loot on anything resembling charity. Much of the money went to employing key Clinton people like Huma Abedin.
      Even when the Clinton Foundation tried to perform its good deed for the year, it cut corners on charity to keep up its core mission of getting Hillary into the White House. It shipped AIDS medicines that had been banned in the United States to the Third World. Haitians protested outside Hillary’s office over the millions that had been raised for Haiti, but got funneled to Hillary pals like Warren Buffett instead.

      As Secretary of State, she presided over the complete collapse of national power and influence. When she took office, America was taken seriously around the world. When she left office, we were a joke.
      Russia and China had succeeded in smacking around our allies and expanding their territory. They escalated their hacking campaigns into cyberwarfare attacks that stole our most vital secrets. Islamic terrorists took control of much of the Middle East. They murdered one of our ambassadors and attacked our embassies and missions. And the Clintons kept on getting richer from their dirty deals.
      While the People’s Republic of China pushed aggressively into the South China Sea and launched cyberwarfare attacks against us, Bill Clinton took home $200,000 from its organs, including the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry. The Ministry is believed to have played a role in PRC hacking attacks.

      Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Clintons and their shell Foundation had pocketed $145 million from them. Bill Clinton was paid $500K for a speech by a bank linked to the FSB, the secret organization formerly known as the KGB. It was quite a Moscow comeback for Bill from his original trip there that had also been conducted under the auspices of individuals and groups linked to the KGB.
      The Clintons are attracted to corruption the way that flies are drawn to offal. The media can spot no flies on Hillary. Its fact checkers excuse every scandal. They even invent a positive spin for a fly landing on her. The ordinary fly visiting Hillary may hold no special meaning. But flies are notoriously attracted to rotting things. And no political figures in this country are as rotten to the core as the Clintons.
      The media may not be able to scent the rot of the Clintons, but a humble housefly can.