Tuesday, October 25, 2016

VIDEO Bill O'Reilly DESTROYS Ill Prepared Jennifer Rubin

This is superb. O'Reilly takes down a loudmouth neocon.

 (ht Jay Stephenson)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Jeff Bezos on Peter Thiel's $1.25 Million Campaign Donation to Donald Trump

When it was revealed that Peter Thiel, at this late stage in the game, was donating $1.25 million to the Trump campaign, I viewed it as a shrewd, long shot move:
 It is a shrewd move by the cagey billionaire. Trump doesn't have a lot of friends right now and his odds of winning are shrinking fast but in the event Trump does win, he will remember that Thiel stepped up to the plate for him in his darkest hour.
Given the balance in Thiel's checking account, the $1.25 million is nothing relative to the payoff if Trump somehow does pulloff an upset win.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos seems to view the move the same way.

During a wide-ranging interview at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Bezos said about the Thiel donation:
Peter Thiel is a contrarian. You have to remember that contrarians are usually wrong.
On the rare occasions they are right, they usually win big.

Philippine Pivot To China: What Does It Mean?

ILLEGAL Hillary Clinton Directly Ordered That Donald Duck Mascots Follow Trump Around

Project Veritas Action has released the third video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further.

Part III of the undercover investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics.  It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change.  And, it’s all disguised as a duck.

Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations.

“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”

It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”

It was earlier this year when people wearing Donald Duck costumes started showing up at Donald Trump events all over the country. Brad Woodhouse is the president of Americans United for Change (AUFC) and he worked with Robert Creamer, Scott Foval, and DNC Rapid Response Coordinator Aaron Black to launch their “Donald Ducks” campaign.

After the first video in this series, Woodhouse fired Scott Foval, his national field director.

In the video, the operatives go on to explain their plot.

“Let me tell you something. I think she [Hillary Clinton] has the right instinct on this. This thing is resonating, but that story is not exactly what you want to hear about how presidential decision-making happened,” said Woodhouse.

However, the originator of the Donald Ducks scheme was supposed to remain secret.

Robert Creamer goes on to add, “I was actually on a plane to go to London last week -- Christina Reynolds [Deputy Communications Director for Hillary for America] calls saying, ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck -- I mean, Trump.’”

Creamer then says, “If the future president wants ducks, we will put ducks on the ground.”

Hillary Clinton and the DNC wanted the Donald Ducks agitators at Trump and Pence campaign events. The direct involvement of the campaign and the Democratic National Committee with Americans United for Change and activists wearing Donald Duck costumes smacks strongly of illegal coordinated campaign expenditures.

(via Veritas)

HOT Trump October Surprise About to Hit

The Daily Mail reports:
 Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump, married to middle son Eric, hinted on 'Fox & Friends' this morning that the Republican nominee may be holding onto an 'October surprise' to drop on Hillary Clinton.

 'Well there's still a couple days left in October,' said Lara Trump. 'We've got some stuff up our sleeve.'

The Wikileaks Podesta Emails Part 17 is Out

Barack Obama's Brother Sends a Shout Out to Ron Paul

Very cool.

Malik gets it right.

Clinton Operatives Already Plotting on How to Deal During a Clinton Administration With "Extremely Conservative Politics"

This is extremely disturbing.

Via Wikileaks, a memo, dated January 14, 2016, has been leaked that shows a top Hillary Clinton adviser has formed a secretive “Policy Advisory Group.”

I have already reported at EconomicPolicyJournal.com that the secretive group will be holding meetings to discuss the next recession:

The memo lists 8 potential topics, including the taxation of capital and another on inequality. What I found most interesting was the topic identified as: The Next Recession.
There is no further guidance in the memo as to what is to be discussed with regard to the "next recession." So we don't know if this about forecasting the timing of one, whether [top Clinton Adviser Heather] Boushey expects one in the first four years of a Clinton administration or if this is a more detailed discussion of how to react or use a recession as an opportunity to intervene even more aggressively in the economy.
But be aware, while we continue to emerge from the last recession, Clinton operatives are already plotting out the next recession.
But the most alarming item on the list of 8 discussion topics is item number 7:
"The Rise of Extremely Conservative Politics" 

There is no further elaboration in the memo as to what direction discussions by the secretive group will move but it should be noted that the group consists of very powerful, radical left operatives close to Hillary.

The creator of the group is Heather Boushey, Executive Director & Chief Economist, of the | Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She has already been named the chief economist of Hillary's transition team. Tyler Cowen has already done a profile on her, see: Hillary Clinton's Top Economist is an Interventionist on Steroids.

The memo identifies John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign, as a member.

It is not likely the group will be taking under consideration how leaders of "extremely conservative politics" should be given some sort of minority view position from which to oppose the radical left. Indeed, if there is one thing we know about the radical left is that they are vicious and active in launching efforts to shutdown opposition views.

That a radical left group so very close to Hillary has seen it necessary to put "The Rise of Extremely Conservative Politics" as an agenda item on a short adgenda list should be chilling.

Make no mistake about it, Hillary is going to make a full out attack on her opponents a top priority. Schooled in Saul Alinsky take no prisoners tactics, the attack from a Clinton administration is going to be unrelenting and vicious.


The Financial Times: Putin Aide Signals Thaw in Russia’s Ties with Next US president

Russia is ready to turn a new page with the next US president, one of Vladimir Putin’s longest-serving aides has said, signalling some hope that Washington and Moscow can resume a more pragmatic relationship despite the recent spike in tensions between the two powers.

“We are always ready for Realpolitik,” Sergei Ivanov, a member of Putin’s security council, told the Financial Times. In his first interview to international media since stepping down as presidential chief of staff in August, Ivanov said the Russian leadership had been “insulted” by anti-Russian rhetoric during the US election, but counted on American pragmatism to prevail.

“We are prepared for that. We just have to wait until the end of the election campaign. We have to wait a couple more weeks, we just have to be patient.”


WSJ Takes on Clinton Campaign Chairman and His Connections to a Russian Firm (That it appears he tried to hide using his daughter)

The Wall Street Journal is doing some heavy background research on a holding company that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta appears to have formed so that he could give shares he owned in a Putin-linked firm, Joule Unlimited, to his daughter.

Transferring the Joule shares to the holding company owned by his daughter would have given him cover to claim that he did not own the shares. Indeed, he declared on his federal financial disclosure form, that he was required for him to fill out in early 2014 to serve as a counselor to President Obama, that he divested of the shares.

The Journal appears to be suggesting that the transfer appears to be a sham transaction to hide Podesta's true continued ownership of the shares:
A former White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, Mr. Podesta at the time was running the Center for American Progress, which supported the Obama administration’s “Russian reset.” Mr. Podesta personally lauded the effort to “build a more constructive relationship” with Russia at a 2009 event hosted by his think tank.

Mr. Podesta certainly seems to have made the effort to build a business relationship. About eight months after Mr. Podesta joined Joule in 2011, an investment fund backed by the Russian government, Rusnano, announced plans to invest about $35 million in the company. Several months later, Joule announced that Rusnano Chairman Anatoly Chubais was joining its board of directors. Around the same time, Mr. Podesta joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

It’s not illegal to invest alongside a Kremlin-backed investment vehicle tasked with developing and acquiring valuable technology to benefit Russia. Nor, as far as we know, is it illegal to do so while simultaneously serving as an outside adviser to the U.S. secretary of state.

But Mr. Podesta may have been concerned about the attention this association might draw when he went back into government in early 2014 to serve as a counselor to President Obama. That’s when Mr. Podesta declared on his federal financial disclosure form that he had divested himself of his Joule holdings.

This is where the story gets a little more complicated. The emails published on WikiLeaks show that around the time he was returning to the White House, Mr. Podesta wrote to Joule requesting the transfer of his shares to an entity called Leonidio Holdings, LLC, which had been created just weeks earlier.

Leonidio shares an address with Mr. Podesta’s daughter Megan Rouse, a financial planner who lives in California. When reached by telephone on Tuesday, Ms. Rouse told us that she did not have time to discuss the issue, thanked us for the call, and then hung up.

On Wednesday a Clinton campaign spokesman told us that Mr. Podesta cut his ties with Joule when he returned to the White House in 2014, “transferred the entirety of his holdings to his adult children” and “recused himself from all matters pertaining to Joule for the duration of his time at the White House.”

But WikiLeaks also shows Mr. Podesta receiving a bill for legal expenses related to Leonidio’s incorporation in Delaware. We wonder how often people pay the bills to create corporations in which they have no interest.

Mr. Podesta left the White House around February of 2015. He later received a bill from the law firm Steptoe and Johnson for legal work related to Joule performed in April of 2015. This also was published on WikiLeaks, and it says a Steptoe attorney spent half an hour working on “Joule request for consent to appointment of Mr. Akhanov.” Dmitry Akhanov, who runs Rusnano’s U.S. office, is now listed as a member of Joule’s board of directors. It would be highly unusual for a company to seek approval on a board appointment from someone who no longer has any ties to the business. Did Mr. Podesta resume his formal relationship with Joule and the Russian government’s investment fund right after leaving the White House and just before joining the Clinton campaign?

Mr. Schweizer says he detects in all this a clever attempt to dodge government disclosure rules: “America’s disclosure laws are designed to allow citizens to see what conflicts of interests our senior government officials might have. That is especially the case when they or their families are financially linked to adversarial foreign governments.”

The Clinton campaign did not make Mr. Podesta available for an interview. Perhaps he figures that with Mrs. Clinton leading in the polls he can avoid the topic through Election Day and then declare it all old news. Meantime, voters can be forgiven for discounting his protests about the Kremlin and Donald Trump.
This, btw, indicates that Podesta is something of an idiot. Why would you set up a shell company and then use your daughter's address for said shell company?


Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Greatest NYT Correction of All Time?

WikiLeaks Editorial Board Issues Statement on the Status of Julian Assange

From Wikileaks:

Well played, Wikileaks.

Now you can dump the heavy stuff and the U.S. can not blame the Ecuadorean government.


Wikileaks Podesta Emails Part 16 is Out

INCREDIBLE Andrew Breitbart Explains Cultural Marxism

This is astoundingly excellent from Andrew Breitbart.


What You Need to Know Now About the Lunatic Left to Prepare for a Hillary Clinton Administration

By Thomas DiLorenzo
Back in the 1980s, some conservatives began distinguishing between old-school, New Deal welfare statists like a Ted Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey or a Lyndon Johnson and the “Lunatic Left,” the hardcore Marxist Left that had emerged from the universities in the 1960s.  The former group “only” wanted to tax and regulate capitalism; the latter group wanted to destroy it and replace it with as much totalitarian government control and domination that they could get away with in American society.  They wanted the Sovietization of America, in other words.  Indeed, many of them traveled to the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other socialist hellholes and returned to write books and articles about what a great utopia they had witnessed, as documented in the book Political Pilgrims by Paul Hollander.  Unlike the old New Deal Cold Warriors, they were anything but anti-communist.
James Bennett and I wrote a 560-page book, published in 1985, entitled Destroying Democracy: How Government Funds Partisan Politics that discusses many of these characters, including one Robert Creamer, who has been all over the news recently for being videotaped bragging about how he orchestrates election fraud for the Democratic Party (See “Project Veritas”).  The book was about the illegal use of tax dollars to subsidize mostly (but not exclusively) left-wing political pressure groups.  The government gives them tax dollars under some noble-sounding guise like fighting poverty, helping the elderly, etc.; they use the tax dollars to lobby and agitate for bigger government, more regulation, and higher taxes instead; when they succeed the government then shares the loot with them and the cycle repeats itself.  And it is all illegal.