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For anyone who's never seen it, here's what Hillary faced in 2008 from the MSM.

Watch at the end for Maya Angelou referencing "Still I Rise".

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Here's a link to the 296 pages dumped by Judicial Watch this week.

Do you see any problems? I don't see any "pay to play" evidence.

This reminds me of the WikiLeaks dump right before the convention. You have to wade through hundreds of pages, and then there's nothing really there. And all the press does is report rumors they heard from other reporters


Julian Assange to Be Questioned by Sweden Over Rape Claim, Ecuador Says

He will be questioned at the embassy in London. Why now?


Rudy Guliani just referred to Hillary as "this corrupt woman."

And he also called the Clinton Foundation a racket.

Federal regulation of amusement park rides is nonexistant. Thanks St. Ronnie!

Consumer Product Safety Commission hasn't had the power to oversee amusement parks for 35 years, after Congress stripped its authority in 1981 as part of a package of deregulatory budget cuts.

Here's the Kansas state statute concerning amusement park rides. It calls for self-inspection by a qualified inspector once a year. There is no license requirement for an inspector.


Hillary is being sued by two Benghazi families

This is a direct result of FBI director Comey's entitlement to say SOMETHING negative about a woman whose practices had not broken any laws, but who still needed to be put in her place. Comey broke with standard procedure when he took the opportunity to subjectively decide that Clinton was "extremely careless" in handling emails.

Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler wrote a take down yesterday of the fact checkers of the email story.* Today, this lawsuit is being called "the ultimate WTF lawsuit".

It's time for the media to start questioning Comey's judgement and motives in his unprecedented public vilification of Hillary Clinton based, not on objective legal standards, but on his personal dislike of the subject of his investigation.

*The media's ongoing mishandling of the email story should be called out in every venue possible. I wrote an OP concerning Bob Somersby's ongoing analysis of the fact checker's failures in being accurate and fair about the email story. The thread was almost immediately removed for "peddling right wing talking points".

I'm still upset over that removal. Bob is a Democratic, left leaning critic of the liberal media. Here's what Paul Krugman had to say about the blog he has been writing since 1998:

"A message to my fellow journalists: check out media watch sites like campaigndesk.org, mediamatters.org and dailyhowler.com. It's good to see ourselves as others see us. I've been finding The Daily Howler's concept of a media "script", a story line that shapes coverage, often in the teeth of the evidence, particularly helpful in understanding cable news."

The company that manufactures and distributes Ivanka's clothing line offers unpaid maternity leave

Ivanka's licensing agreement is with G-III, a company that offers 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, the legal minimum for employers with more than 50 workers.


The clothing line is not made in the US.


Boy killed in water slide accident was the son of a Kansas GOP state senator

The park was holding a free admission event for lawmakers and their families.




Was Hillary Clinton "extremely careless?"

From Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler writing about the Washington Post's Amy Phillip's fact check of Hillary's answers to the press on Friday concerning the emails.

"According to Phillip, Clinton "continued to suggest" in her Friday remarks that "[about 100 emails containing classified information] were not marked classified at the time and were retroactively classified" Rather plainly, this implies that some sort of dispute exists about that "suggestion."

But no such dispute has ever existed, and no such dispute exists now. More specifically, Comey has only said that three of Clinton's emails were "marked" as being classified. Even Phillip's revised report conveys a quite different impression—an impression which is much more damaging to Clinton."


"The irony here is obvious. Last Friday, Clinton was acknowledging that she had misrepresented something Comey said in early July. Even as Phillip snarked at Clinton, she herself produced a grossly misleading account of what Comey said."


Can We Trust Julian Assange and WikiLeaks?

Film maker Alex Gibney in a New York Times opinion piece:

"The release of a cache of emails from the Democratic National Committee by WikiLeaks last month has raised a great many questions — about the role of the D.N.C. in trying to influence the primary and about the alleged interference of Russian intelligence in an American election.

It also raised long-debated questions about WikiLeaks itself, about how an organization dedicated to radical transparency continues to bring secretive worlds to light. And the episode reveals some of the weaknesses of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, like their recklessness with personal data and their use of information to settle scores and drive personal agendas.

I’ve had my own run-ins with Mr. Assange. During the making of my 2013 film, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” I spent an agonizing six hours with him, when he was living in an English country house while out on bail. I was struck by how insistently he steered the conversation away from matters of principle to personal slights against him, and his plans for payback. He demanded personal “intel” on others I had interviewed, and dismissed questions about the organization by saying, “I am WikiLeaks” repeatedly. (Later, Mr. Assange and his followers attacked both me and my film.)"

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