For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear
Hillary is first and foremost a lawyer and knows very well the high cost of committing perjury before Congress. She wants so badly to avoid accountability for this mess that she is throwing away her chance to be president by throwing the "weak and fragile woman" card. This should embolden the house investigators to know that she is hiding something really big and the pursuit will be worth their efforts.
Wonder who else will take the fall for the incompetent higher ups? Rice, if she had any brains, should have figured out she was disposable when SHE was sent out to the tv programs and clinton remained in seclusion. As for being disqualified for running for potus because of illness....clinton has done nothing to warrant being a senator OR a secretary of state...other than being married to bill and being placated by putting her in these positions. Illness will not disqualify her in a liberal´s mind. Only death will disqualify her. And she will probably live a long, unhappy life.
I find it interesting that this woman has been involved in situations with two men that are considered Impeachable offenses. BJ barely escaped impeachment and removal from office for blatant perjury, while Zero will skate by without anybody even mentioning impeachment, despite his actions (and inactions) costing American lives.
And some people think she would be a presidential contender? Republicans are unfairly held to a higher standard, while Democrats just la-de-da along in political life and get the world´s hugest pass.
Face it, Republicans are weak. Benghazi should be the downfall of the Obama administration. No one will be held accountable for the deaths of these four Americans. Neither will Obama be held responsible for the state of our economy. Our leadership is weak and more than willing to go along to get along. Man up, Republicans! Hold this corrupt administration accountable for its deed. Get tough. Do not let Mrs. Clinton off the hook even if she is having a case of the vapors. And this woman wants to be President? Really??
Let´s not underestimate the threat that stomach-flu- related concussions pose to our society. It´s just bad timing that Hillary can´t come to school today and give her book report. Maybe next week? Let´s hope the concussion hasn´t damaged the memory, though there´s always the possibility of that sad side effect.
It´s all a scam IMO. Her boss doesn´t want her to testify, so she won´t. No virus, no faint, no concussion. It´s a typical liberal fraud. If she´d had a concussion you KNOW she would have been hospitalized.
sooooo, what emergency room did she go to...name the hospital please...no biggie press conference to tell Amerika how she is doing...and what her recovery time will be.,no doctors name that made the diagnosis... and people wonder why some just dont believe this garbage....
A consussion at her age is not a good thing. Heck, NFL´rs are force to sit out games but at least they get a check up and maybe a trip to the hospital. If she hit herself in the head, there is the danger of bleeding under the skull, so she should have gone for Xrays. Did she?
And finally, let´s say she really has a concussion. Then subpoena her back in Feb, April, June, Dec of 2013. This investigation shall never be closed until she testifies. And if she does not, we need to hang this albatross around her neck come 2016.
"But she isn´t feeling well, and wants to stay home this week, so you should just forget the whole thing; goodness knows she´d like to forget it. (By the way, is this not the kind of fragility in the face of duty that ought to disqualify her as a presidential candidate?"
This is a very good article. A definite MUST read! It should be posted on every blog, site, billboard, bus, shared with family and friends. We need to send it to our Senators and Representatives.
Gertie Grinder, Preezy Down Low and Eric the Red all belong in jail for the Fast and Furious debacle, let alone this one. And I´m wondering how many taxpayer $$´s went to buy these weapons to give away, not that anyone seems to care.
Y´know it occurs to me that I don´t know any old drunks anymore. They all died- in their fifties. If she´s foolish enough at her age to risk an alcohol problem - she is too much of a fool to be SOS, let alone run for president. As a previous poster pointed out, she hasn´t been qualified for any gov´t position she has held - I understand that she just barely passed the bar & had to take it more than once. I´ve never seen brilliance in her, just intimidation tactics against anyone who doesn´t kiss her big butt, sing her praises & hand her what she wants - all by virtue of who she is married to. I think I´ll start using her" tummy ache/bumped my soft head" excuse when my lib relatives start in over the holidays.
We´ll never get the truth from this administration. Benghazi has to be filled with spies and bad actors who would sell information. We could find out the truth in two days with a little Libyan vacation.
Not surprising - wondering when something was going to show up so she couldn´t testify. One can´t hold this president to the same standards as a republican because then you are called a racist. This is so sad because he should be held to the same standards as any president. I think he´s the only one who points out the color of his skin. To most Americans it doesn´t matter the color of skin.
Hillary sickens me. She always has. The supposed feminist got where she was because of who she was married to. Period. She becomes Senator in NY because why? She´s Hillary? She´s a girl? Because New Yorkers are nuts? As a New Yorker I can say they are. Then with absolutely no experience is named Secretary of State by a clown with even less experience. What a woeful job she has done over these past 4 years. And now, she is inevitable for the presidency? She watched as her staff was slaughtered. She is now trying to save her sorry ample posterior on the graves of her staff. If a little flu virus will keep her from testifying in a few days, how can she ever perform as president? Although the standards for presidential performance have been seriously diminished. As president, she will need to be up to the task, flu and all of running the country. But, she was never qualified for any of the jobs she was given and now behaving as a "girly girl" is oh, too sick to appear in Congress.
Can you imagine if this was Condi Rice and she was going to run for president? The press would be all over her. The press sickens me as much as Hillary does. PULEEZE.
How come we don´t hear anything about Bill rushing to her side and giving her comfort? He surely is concerned about her health. One would think he would be interviewed about how she is doing and what the prognosis is for a complete recovery from the concussion. Why the silence from the MSM on Bill? hmm, hmm? Didn´t she stand by him in his darkest days?
I´ve never spared Shrillary any quarter, but I´m going to cut her some slack on this one. There is a nasty virus going round the DC area. I´ve got right now, my son had it over the weekend. If she has it too I know she has no desire to prep for a hearing, much less attend. But that doesn´t excuse completely bailing on the hearing. The right thing to do would be reschedule, but then expecting a lib to do the right thing is expecting too much.
If Hillary really cared about US, she would say that she would willingly testify to the best of her knowledge and be honest.
This is all we are asking for - honesty!
Is that too much to ask for?
Seems the liberal media is not concerned whether or not she testifies or even if it is important!
America suffers from those who are too politcally correct than be just plain honest and caring about this land we love.
Our forefathers would be totally ashamed of the politicians of today - not wanting to be responsible for their own actions, carng more for themselves than the country they are paid to defend and represent!
News to Hillary - God will ask and He will get an answer. Sadly, He might reply - Depart from me for I never knew you! That is the end for those who decide to evade the truth to save their mortal hides!
Funny how the corrupt MSM kept telling us how Hillary "fell on her sword" for pResident Obama when she said she would take "responsibility" for Benghazi. It seems she had a phony fall on her head instead and is now in constant hiding from the committee where she claimed she would give testimony on Benghazi. What a wortheless sack of potatoes this phony liar Hillary turned out to be. Disgusting.
Bilary´s life is an unending series of lies, big ones involving crimes, fraud, murder, theft, impeachment, betrayal of sovereignty, it goes on and on. Now she has to re-coverup one of the grand murder lies of the century with the guy she´s supposedly working for. She´s not lying for Willie or herself, she´s lying for a raging, vindictive, troubled person who can easily throw her under the bus. Her life is on the line. She´s seen too many guys go down in flames. The heat is on!
The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward. One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator at Fox news, has said the closing of U.S. embassies in 21 countries is a sign of weakness on the part of the U.S. and suggests capitulation to al-Qaeda. He may be partly right, but chances are that the closing of the embassies auger something far more ominous. The shutdowns may be a sign of an increased conflagration in the Middle East and Northern Africa. We may be looking at the onset of World War III.
The fight is on. A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape. Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, who had immediately preceded him on the show. In response to Rove’s strategy (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles
In a perverse bit of post-trial agitprop, ABC News somehow recruited the one woman of color on George Zimmerman´s "all white" jury and twisted her words to reflect the presumed editorial position of ABC News. In this clip from an exclusive Robin Roberts interview which has played just about everywhere including CBS News, Roberts says to the juror, "Some people have said, point blank, ´George Zimmerman got away with murder.´ How do you respond to those people who say that?" In the edited video ABC floated about, "Maddy" answers unhesitatingly, "George Zimmerman got away with murder.
It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God.
Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
1.The Sound of Wet Grass: Black Racists´ War on Black Women The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has come to trial this week and the best thing that´s been said about it is from Thomas Maguire: "I´m proud to say I live in a country where the show trials look more like an SNL [Saturday Night Live] skit." You probably won´t know that if your source of information about the trial is the mainstream media and if your lifestyle doesn´t permit you to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the trial.
It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
This is what happens when the President of the United States is dragged into making foreign and defense policy decisions, instead of determining American interests and then making policy to suit. And it is what happens when the president fails to make a clear case for those policies not only to the American public, but also to his own cabinet. It had been understood that senior members of the Obama administration wanted to provide arms to Syrian rebel forces in opposition to the Assad regime.
Michelle Obama has been capitalizing on her status as a descendant of slaves. Her latest junket to Ireland shows she is definitely enjoying the 21st-century benefits of the transatlantic slave trade her radical friends in Chicago refer to as "genocide" by white Americans. According to the First Couple´s pals, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Rahm Emanuel, and Dr. Conrad W. Worrill of Northeastern University, white Americans should monetarily compensate black Americans for past slavery.
The latest polls show that President Obama´s approval ratings are in free fall like a hot air balloon with the fire extinguished; his approval rating has declined eight percentage points over the past month. CNN reporter Chris Cuomo described the decline as "dropping like a stone." Lara Brown of U.S. News and World Report, declared, "The Obama presidency becomes more Grant than Lincoln every day." Even his standing as a "leader" has shown a six-percentage-point drop among those who think he is a decisive and strong leader. Worse, CNN reports that half of the public no longer trust the president
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
An odd dark vertical line that was observed in the sky over Florida earlier this week has left meteorologists puzzled. The shadowy apparition was spotted and photographed by Mike Weight at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin, Florida, Wednesday. Weight was walking on the beach at around 12.30pm. The day was bright and sunny, but there were thunderheads forming to the east. ‘I was looking North when I observed what looked like a ray of dark light coming down from a small cloud to the surface of the Gulf about a half-mile away,’ the 73-year-old man wrote in an email
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;