What’s going on in Oregon?

This is a must read: Full Story on What’s Going on In Oregon.

Take your blood pressure medication first.

What’s being done to the Hammonds demonstrates what happens when property rights are disregarded.

It’s worth pointing out that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would both approve of this at-gun-point expropriation.

The Other Club noted the foundational nature of property rights just the other day: Property, morality and religion.

Mrs. Bill doesn’t regret

On Sunday, December 6, Hillary Clinton appeared on ABC’s This Week. The host, donor of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and former Communications Director for the Clinton White House – went way off the reservation and asked Mrs. Bill a Benghazi question worthy of Congressman Trey Gowdy.

George Stephanopoulos asked her about claims by four relatives of three of the victims killed in the Islamic Jihadist attacks in Benghazi, Libya* on September 11th, 2012.

Mrs. Bill met these relatives after she spoke at Andrews Air Force base on September 14, 2012. The occasion was a ceremony conducted over the remains of four Americans, one our Ambassador, killed in the Benghazi attacks. She stood over their coffins and called the deaths the result of an obscure video. A claim which her own emails have since proven she knew to be false the day of the attacks.

Stephanopoulos asked, “Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?” Clinton replied. “No.”

I’ll spare you the rest of her rambling prevarication. It’s at the link.

While it’s amazing Stephanopoulos asked anything of substance, he neglected to ask a follow-up, “At Andrews Air Force base, you spoke with the families only a few minutes after blaming the video – while you were standing over the coffins of four dead Americans. Why don’t these multiple witnesses ‘deserve to be believed’ you would say that to them?”

He didn’t ask any follow-ups, because the original question was intended to inoculate her against her own perfidy.

*You may recall Libya was converted from a quiescent suppurating cesspit, whose thuggish dictator had surrendered his nuclear program in the face of American threat, to a hellhole exporter of Islamic Jihad on the insistence of Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton. For Hillary, lying about this was about even more than Obama’s re-election. It was about her presidential ambitions.

Note for Charlie Rose

That Hillary lied about Benghazi is true, despite Charlie Rose’s ignorance: DEBUNKING THE MEDIA LIES ABOUT HILLARY’S BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE

Charlie Rose doesn’t, as Marco Rubio pointed out to him, get it.

Hillary’s “great week” last week fundamentally depends on support from low information journalists like Charlie Rose and lying debate moderators like John Harwood. Democrat operatives with bylines, as Glenn Reynolds would say.

EVERYBODY knew instantly that the American Ambassador was killed during a premeditated Islamist terrorist attack. Not a “spontaneous protest” caused by an anti-Muslim video.

Still, Mrs. Bill stood over the coffins of the dead and repeated the lie.

Protecting the flank

Bernie is not a Democratic Presidential candidate. His role is protecting Mrs. Bill‘s left flank.

The Clintons couldn’t have invented a better way to suck the oxygen away from, for example, an Elizabeth Warren.

Bernie is triangulation raised to the next level. An old, white, crazy-uncle-in-the-attic – who isn’t even a Democrat – from a electoral vote poor State who floats all the socialist utopian canards: He makes Hillary look presidential by comparison. He lets her selectively navigate the memes that poll well with the economically ignorant.

You can’t yet run left of Bernie in this country and win, but he defends a vast space to Hillary’s left. They’ll have to get through him to get to her.

Bernie proved he knows his place last night when, on behalf of all Americans, he apologized to Mrs. Bill for inquiries into her obfuscation of corrupt co-ordination between the Department of State and the Clinton Foundation, and for her flippant disregard for basic national security considerations: “For convenience.” She accepted the apology. He accepted a reported $1.4 million in donations for his helpfulness.

You have to scroll down slightly for this clip (the first of two), to get the full-frontal cackling, bobble-head experience (watch Mrs. Bill, just listen to Bernie).

None dare call it reason

I’ve been in IT for 47 years. I’ve been responsible for protecting computer networks as CIO. I’ve been extensively involved on both sides of penetration testing and auditing of computer networks. I’ve performed forensic analysis of suspected breaches of computer security.

Any CEO who asked me to do what Hillary Clinton asked her “IT staff” to do would have found my resignation on their desk in less than 60 seconds. Any client would have been fired in less time than that.

Since it’s the Associated Press telling us one of their favored politicians invited hackers, ranging from kiddie scripters to foreign intelligence agencies, to freely peruse the clintonemail.com server: I tend to believe it is true that Hillary Clinton ran a jawdroppingly inept IT operation when she decided to keep her email secret from the Department of which she was head.

She did succeed in keeping her personal email a secret from the Department of State for a long time, which is why they eventually had to ask her to cough up Official Business emails, but it’s mindbogglingly doubtful she kept it secret from anyone else.

She said, at one point, that our government knew she had her own server because they got email addressed from the clintonemail server. Unexplained is how the invitation to invade the server known to be used for official business by SecState was kept from hackers employed by Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping or Ali Khamenei. Or, for that matter, the thugs who killed four Americans in Benghazi. Or, for that matter, President Obama, who found out from the newspapers.

Even if no foreign government, or terrorist cell, read Department of State email during Mrs. Bill’s tenure, can we afford to assume that to be true? As it stands, we have to assume everything was leaked. That’s worse than if we knew what was leaked: And we don’t know because she deleted 30,000 or so emails on her own recognizance, quite a number of which contradict her claim that she knew what was classified and never sent anything that was. The timing of classification doesn’t even matter.

The guy who set the server up for her is taking the 5th Amendment. Mrs. Bill left all her email in the care of a third party administrator who did not possess the necessary security clearance. She left a copy with her lawyer, another uncleared recipient. She ignored directives from her own department outlawing the use of remote access software as she used it.

And she did this, she claims (or did, at one point), for “convenience.”

Her rash and unconscionable sense of privilege, her toying with classified information at the highest levels of our government, her continual flat out lies about it… All make her unfit for the office she seeks.

Someone should ask her in tonight’s debate, “If you are elected President, do you promise not to use a home brew server for official business?”

‘No, no!’ said the Queen. ‘Sentence first – verdict afterwards.’

With Representative Jared Polis (D – Boulder, CO) and soon to be former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton (D – Carpetbag, AR) channeling Iracebeth of Crims, I am reminded not just of Lewis Carroll, but also Joseph Heller and Franz Kafka.

The trial of the Knave in Alice in Wonderland, Clevinger’s Court Martial in Catch-22 and Joeseph K.’s year imprisoned in The Trial have much in common with the kangaroo court system Jared and Hillary want to establish.

Carroll:

“If there’s no meaning in it,” said the King, “that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn’t try to find any.”

Heller:

Clevinger was guilty, of course, or he would not have been accused, and since the only way to prove it was to find him guilty, it was their patriotic duty to do so.

Kafka:

“[I]t is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance.”

Polis:

I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, [it] seems better to get rid of all 10 people. We’re not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we’re talking about their transfer to another university.

Yep. They’re at liberty to apply to the University of Accused Rapists.

Hillary:

To every survivor of sexual assault… You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.

The ‘right’ of the accuser to be believed eliminates the rights of the guilty and innocent alike. Who has the “right to be believed?” Well, in Hillary’s case, we know who doesn’t: Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Monica Lewinsky.

There. Fixed that for you, Daily Beast

This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary

Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the front-runner in a presidential race.

What they really meant: “Something remarkable is happening in American Democrat politics. For the first time in our history, an honest socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the main stream socialist-as-usual front-runner in a presidential race.”