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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Clintons Are Paying Legal Bills For Aide Who Registered Private Email Address
[Daily Caller] The Clintons have paid "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to cover the legal bills for a Bill Clinton aide who sits at the center of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

That’s according to Washington Times opinion editor Monica Crowley who reports in a new column that a knowledgeable source tells her that the Clintons are covering legal expenses for Justin Cooper, a longtime aide to the former president.

Such an arrangement would raise questions over whether the Clintons are paying Cooper’s bills in order to ensure that they have some oversight of his interactions with federal investigators. It would also raise questions about whether the Clintons are paying other aides’ legal costs.

Cooper registered clintonemail.com in his own name on Jan. 13, 2009. That email domain is the same one Hillary Clinton exclusively used to send work-related emails as secretary of state. Emails sent on that account were stored on a server that the Clintons kept at their personal residence in New York.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hey, no problem. Bill and I have used them for years, great legal team. Just don't say anything they've not approved and we'll pick up the freight.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 9:07 Comments || Top||

#2  "Mr. Cooper, Justin, just a reminder that you speak out of school against your own interests"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/29/2016 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Isn't it a standard practice in organized crime circles?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/29/2016 12:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, just good business. You want your guys to stay your guys.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/29/2016 13:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Must be one of those Charities which the Clinton Foundation is funding...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/29/2016 14:42 Comments || Top||

#6  CF: I'd check the books. If they did charge it as a 'charitable act', that's a crime right there...
Posted by: Steve White || 04/29/2016 17:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Now you know that laws simply don't apply to the Clintons.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/29/2016 18:17 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Judge tosses Seattle ordinance requiring garbage-can searches for food waste
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A state judge threw out a portion of a Seattle ordinance requiring garbage collectors to snoop through residents’ trash in search of food waste, calling the provision unconstitutional.

King County Superior Court Judge Beth M. Andrus issued an injunction against the garbage inspections but not Seattle’s residential food-waste ban, which forbids throwing away food scraps and compostable paper.

"This ruling does not prohibit the city from banning food waste and compostable paper in SPU-provided garbage cans," the 14-page decision said, referring to the Seattle Public Utilities. "It merely renders invalid the provisions of the ordinance and rule that authorize a warrantless search of residents’ garbage cans when there is no applicable exception to the warrant requirement, such as the existence of prohibited items in plain view."

Under the 2015 ordinance, garbage collectors were required to determine by "visual inspection" whether more than 10 percent of a trash can’s contents were made up of recyclable items or food waste. Violators are subject to having their garbage cans tagged and fines of $1 per can for curbside collections or $50 per collection for multi-family units.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A few more years of socialist governance and no bin sorting ordinance will be necessary.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Coleman's Hill has no garbage can problems.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 14:30 Comments || Top||

#3  With minimum wage at $15/Hour I think the unemployed workers will more than take care of the 'leftover food in the trash' problem.

Has anybody seen the King County building or 'Muscatel Meadows' (park outside Country Courthouse) lately. Its like a tent city!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/29/2016 18:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Hmmmm. I see a dense forest of legal challenges to the expertise of garbage collectors to determine the 10% figure. Can one imagine the thought processes of that moroon who WROTE that law?????
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/29/2016 18:42 Comments || Top||

#5  That law is right along the lines of the signs posted on the I-5 in Washington state.

"Litter and it'll hurt."

So totalitarian. I cringe whenever I drive by one when I'm visiting the state.
Posted by: Pholutch Glinert1074 || 04/29/2016 20:03 Comments || Top||

#6  http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Litter.jpg
Posted by: Pholutch Glinert1074 || 04/29/2016 20:06 Comments || Top||


Sen. Hatch demands secret memo that’s aided Obama executive actions
[WASHINGTONTIMES] President Obama’s unilateral pen-and-phone approach to governing has been aided by a decades-old secret memo that allows him to avoid economic scrutiny of some of the most intrusive rules and regulations his administration has issued, a top senator said Thursday.

Now Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee, has demanded Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew release the 1983 memorandum of understanding and defend the Reagan-era policy that has let Mr. Obama pursue changes on everything from corporate taxes to Obamacare without first giving a full heads-up to Congress.

“This non-public MOU between the Treasury and White House further cloaks the regulatory process in secrecy and decreases regulatory transparency at a time when the Executive Branch is attempting to achieve a great deal of policy through regulatory measures generally and tax regulations specifically,” Mr. Hatch wrote to Mr. Lew.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm surprised Champ would stoop to using something from the Gipper.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/29/2016 14:05 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Trump’s major foreign policy speech alarms American allies
[Dhaka Tribune] Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner’s repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world.
I can see how Mr. Trump's rhetoric might lend the impression that the free ride might be coming to an end...
While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a US presidential candidate, Germany’s foreign minister veered from that protocol to express concern at Trump’s wording.

"I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

"The world’s security architecture has changed and it is no longer based on two pillars alone. It cannot be conducted unilaterally," he said of foreign policy in a post-Cold War world. "No American president can get round this change in the international security architecture.... ’America first’ is actually no answer to that."
Until Germany will ante up, I'm not going to concern myself with the comments of their foreign minister.
Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister and foreign minister who served as UN envoy to the Balkans in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, said he heard Trump’s speech as "abandoning both democratic allies and democratic values".

"Trump had not a word against Russian aggression in Ukraine, but plenty against past US support for democracy in Egypt," Bildt said on Twitter, referring to lines from Trump’s speech that criticised the Barack B.O. regime for withdrawing support for autocrat Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
during a 2011 uprising.

’First isolationist candidate’

Trump’s speech, uncharacteristically read out from a teleprompter, seemed aimed at showing a more serious side of a politician who has said he intends to act more "presidential" after months of speaking mainly off the cuff.

He promised "a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy" in contrast to the "reckless, rudderless and aimless" policies of Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another James Baker ...
, Trump’s likely Democratic opponent if he secures the Republican nomination.

The speech included no dramatic new policy proposals that might generate headlines, such as his past calls to bar Muslims from entering the US soil or to build a wall on the frontier with Mexico.

Where he was specific, like rejecting the terms of last year’s nuclear deal with Iran, calling for more investment in missile defence in Europe and accusing the B.O. regime of tepid support for Israel, he was firmly within the Republican mainstream.
Unexpectedly!
A major theme - that more NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
allies should spend at least 2% of their economic output on defence - is one that has also been taken up by the B.O. regime itself, including repeatedly during the president’s visit to Europe last week.

Nevertheless, Trump’s rhetoric raised alarm in allied countries that still rely on the superpower for defence, particularly the phrase "America first", used in the 1930s by isolationists that sought to keep the United States out of World War II.

Former South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Sung-han, who now teaches at the Korea University in Seoul, said Trump would be "the first isolationist to be US presidential candidate, while in the post-war era all the US presidents have been to varying degrees internationalists."
South Korea should work on cutting a deal with China that divides North Korea between them, with an understanding that China will leave the ROK alone and the ROK will ask the US to move most of its presence away.
In the Arab world, where governments and their citizens are also alarmed at the rise of non-Arab Iran, Trump’s strong rejection of the deal with Tehran is a popular position that would have been embraced if expressed by another candidate.

But Trump’s previous call to ban Muslims from the United States has made him anathema in the region. Emirati political analyst Abdulkhaleq Abdullah said no speech would be enough to salvage his reputation there: "He’s a racist and a chauvinist who will never be widely welcomed in the Arab world."
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yet, it resonates nicely.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/29/2016 1:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Doesnt matte r- th e media is starting in on Trump already. He is going to be attacked harder than any Republican ever because he has so many bombshells out there that can be used against him. The truth does nat matter to Trump, he keeps repeating lies until they sink in. And now its going to be done to him the same way.

Here's the first, probably of many.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-denies-rape-teenage-7857357

Short of indictment, we are looking at President Hillary. Thanks Trump backers.
Posted by: Hupoling Omitle3794 || 04/29/2016 2:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

A discussion of 'reality' from a German politician? Rich, very rich indeed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 2:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Allies? Iran, Egypt, Saudi, Latin America, China? O has managed to Isolated us more with his lies than anyone. The media and Republicans have hurled everything but the kitchen sink at him already. He still stands and will remain. Much smarter than most and savvy to this world of tricksters. Corruption and greed rule here now. Press on Trumpsters and let the idiots squeal in the background. The majority now has awoken.
Posted by: Dale || 04/29/2016 6:51 Comments || Top||

#5  This foreigner looked at the speech and liked it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/29/2016 7:07 Comments || Top||

#6  With the exception of building a wall I see it as more of the same bull we have endured with O.
I do think the EU, Japan, and Korea should carry their weight on defense and not spend so much money on socialist welfare programs. I doubt anything will change given the turmoil caused by the Islamic invasion of Europe. The EU will have enough internal problems to keep them busy for decades.
What will happen is the same as Bush. Some antagonist will invade a friendly country and Trump or H will respond with troops. Either will not attempt overwhelming force.
But then, there is China....
Posted by: jvalentour || 04/29/2016 8:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Criticism from Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister and foreign minister! Sweden, for God's sake! You want to see a threat to the West? You want to see the result of the "Sweden last" policy? Take the Malmo ferry.
Posted by: Skunky Ghibelline1025 || 04/29/2016 9:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, they will squeal. My country will shit itself with Indonesia on the northern border. But the US voters have every right to put their country first and they should.

America is under attack as is the entire Western world, and you need to Make America Great Again.

only then can you help everyone else. Hope Trump cuts the UN budget.
Posted by: anon1 || 04/29/2016 10:11 Comments || Top||

#9  So we have three groups of foreigners: (1) Those that are evil and have been having a good time under Obama. They are probably not thrilled with Trumps foreign policy speech. (2) Those that love Obama but are unhappy with his policies of neglect, they want the US to do it all and pay for it all and still be able to blame the US for intervening all the time. They are not thrilled because the free ride would end. (3) Israel.

All things said I only care about the opinions of one of the three.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 10:32 Comments || Top||

#10  I wouldn't be surprised if Trump had oppo research done on the press. How many reporters would repeat questions or be eager to ask when Donald holds out a hand for a folder with your name on it, containing pics of the reporter with drugs, hookers or whatever. Honestly, I wish the GOP had the spine to do that.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/29/2016 13:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Rj: into which of those categories would you put South Korea?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 04/29/2016 15:16 Comments || Top||

#12  I'd put them in with Israel. My post is less humorous if (3) becomes a short list.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 15:31 Comments || Top||


Obama: Republican candidates' economic stance ‘fantasy’
[AA.TR] The economic stance of Republican presidential candidates are "fantasy", President Barack Obama
Dreams of My Sainted Father...
said in an interview published Thursday.

"If you look at the platforms, the economic platforms of the current Republican candidates for president, they don’t simply defy logic and any known economic theories, they are fantasy," Obama told The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...
Magazine.

"Nobody would even, with the most rudimentary knowledge of economics, think that any of those things are plausible," Obama said as he pointed to some of the claims, including cutting taxes for top wage earners, 5 percent to 7 percent economic growth and balancing the budget.

The U.S. economy has overcome the 2008 financial crisis "better than any large economy on Earth in modern history," according to Obama, who added that there is still room for improvement.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Still better than your fantasy about being able to do foreign policy.

And the Republicans sure as fuck can't do any worse than you did.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/29/2016 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll take pub fantasy over Kenyan nightmare.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  You must be the dumbest piece of shit that has ever userped the office of the President. You are not worth the shit off of a bums shoe.
There was no logical reason for you to run or think you could Preside over this Nation, but it, like all of life is the same to you. Just a game.

You were more worthless the day you were born than when you went to that worthless madrassa, that worthless Cambridge or worthless Harvard marxist box checking whatever the fuck it is.

No Marxist will ever know anything about economics. Because there is no way to with that horse shit so embedded into your shallow and politically correct mind.

Fantasy is where you have lived and led US, Son.
And now, as the Gates crash around my Holy Land, you will watch as it descends into a third world Country like all the rest of them because marx kicks your nads into your tiny brain.

No matter how many Millions whom have been murdered for you useless "economy"

Your only economy is government because that is your Lord.

You piece of shit from hell serving Leviathan and Saul Alinsky.

Soviet Brak

Go fuck yourself and shut up

Posted by: newc || 04/29/2016 5:04 Comments || Top||

#4  He means "It's fantasy to believe that you can undo the damage we did in the last 70 years".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/29/2016 7:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Hypocrisy?

That's when people accuse religious people of being stupid and irrational for believing in Bronze-Age sky friends or flying spaghetti monsters - all the while believing themselves in something as completely unreal as a society based on a successful, sustainable collectivist/centrally planned economy.

Sorry Obama. Sorry, all of his fans. People in 1900 could be excused for thinking like that. But in 2016, if you believe in a collectivist economy, you are engaged in the most unlikely and dangerous fantasy of them all.

That stuff doesn't work.

Lesson over.
Posted by: no mo uro || 04/29/2016 8:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Fantasy is where the numbers are blungeoned until they meet you pre-conceived targets. See government economic figures, climate change, etc...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/29/2016 8:07 Comments || Top||

#7  The left has never understood trickle-down economics. Probably because LBJ spent the gains of JFK's tax cuts on Vietnam and Great Society and Reagan spent the gains of his own tax cuts on rebuilding the military. But the gains were there, and could be again.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 10:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Now, now, people. There is no need for all this ranting and raving. All you need to understand is that Baraq is full of shit.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/29/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Kenyan Keynesian sitting in a tree
B A N K R U P T C Y
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/29/2016 13:31 Comments || Top||

#10  P.S. Trump supporters were bloodied last night. Understand this, when Obama said "Trump will not be President.", it was not an opinion, it was a dictate from Americas first dictator.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 04/29/2016 16:14 Comments || Top||

#11  Democrats have had historic low turnouts in their primaries while Republicans have set records.

Historically peaceful demonstrations lead to higher democrat turnout and violent demonstrations lead to lower turnout.

I'm seeing a wave election and desperation on the part of the left as they see an end to their control coming.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 17:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Democrats (well lefties) are also the party of wacky assassins. The way things are going the Republican nomination better double-security.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 17:51 Comments || Top||



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