John Ashe, a diplomat from Antigua and Barbuda who served as president of the United Nations General Assembly from September 2013 to September 2014, died, June 22, while working out at his home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
He was 61. It’s kind of an under-reported story considering his international prominence and his obvious concern for physical fitness.
Well, officials say he was working out. What other possible explanation could there be, though, for having one’s larynx crushed by a barbell, which is how he died?
Joe Biden Lurks — We are going to make a prediction that Hillary Clinton will not be the Democrat candidate on the presidential ballot this November.
This is not one of those prognostications that one should bet the farm on and take to the bank. In fact, we figure there is a 49 percent shot that the Bwicked Bwitch will be the donkey nominee. But that still means we think the odds are that she won’t so we have crawled out on our limb.
So will it be Bernie Sanders? The corporate cronyists that control the Democrat machine want a sincere socialist even less then does the American people. We think they will succeed in torpedoing him, unlike the cronyists in the RNC did with the USS Trump.
Hopefully, The Donald has a contingency for dealing with him.
By the way, did you see where Trump has now taken on Jeff Bezos of Amazon and vice versa? Bezos who keeps the Washington Post alive as a useful tool has sicced 20 of the paper’s operatives on Trump. Trump notes that Amazon benefits from tax policies that are unfair to other retailers and has been escaping anti-trust enforcement. He notes that his election would change that status.
Choosing Evil Is Not Voting — One of the annoying tropes that has occurred in the internet era is the tired claim that the “lesser of two evils is still evil.”
What is evil is to fail to fight evil. This means being unwilling to mitigate it. This means burying your talent which includes claiming that neither choice meets your pure standard hence you will not choose and escape blame.
It doesn’t work like that.
This November it appears the presidential race will be between a man with many flaws and a woman with no virtues.
Frail Bill Clinton — Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) is two months older than Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946). You wouldn’t know it to look at them. If we were really mean here we’d tweet out photos comparing their wives.
It puts to bed in a conclusive way the long-pondered question “Is Hillary how she is because Bill does what he does or does Bill do what he does because Hillary is the way she is?”
Reading it, we actually felt sorry for the old Arkansas Love Machine.
Olson’s source is Sally Miller, a former Miss Arkansas who was one of Slick Willie’s girlfriends and who knew Hillary also.
Sally says Hillary is cold, calculating and interested solely in herself. She said she had several abortions and was talked into keeping Chelsea by Bill for political reasons. She said she was a lesbian who does not like men.
One does have to admit this is a lot easier to buy than Cruz as a Latin lover.
Hillary Women Voters Failure — While the embittered stupid people who base their politics on fashion and selfish appeals to ego rather than the health of the nation (and world) remain in Hillary Clinton’s camp, there is concern by her campaign that young women are abandoning her for Bernie Sanders.
Which prompted appeals by Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright for them to get their minds’ right.
Gloria said the girls were backing Bernie to chase boys. Madeleine was far more extreme invoking religion.
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” said Madeleine.
Frankly, considering Madeleine’s failure to back Sarah Palin in 2008 when she was the only gal on the ticket and considering her non-support of Carly Fiorina she has some serious repenting to do, but never mind that.
Real Liberty Medal Honorees — In response to tonight’s presentation by prominent Republican Jeb Bush of Philadelphia’s Liberty Medal to prominent Democrat Hillary Clinton at the Constitution Center, the Independence Hall Foundation has announced that the names of those who will be getting its Defender of Liberty Medal this afternoon on Independence Mall.
They are Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Ambassador Christopher Stevens who were murdered in a planned terrorist attack in Benghazi one year ago tomorrow, Sept. 11.
Mrs. Clinton, then Secretary of State, initially blamed an an amateurish video placed on the internet for inspiring the attack, and managed to get its creator thrown in prison. She excoriated any and all who suggested it was planned terrorism despite it occurring on the anniversary of 9/11.
It became eventually became apparent that it was a premeditated attack by Islamic supremacists.
Mrs. Clinton also dissuaded security measures from being instituted in Benghazi before the attacks that likely would have prevented them. Even more damning, attempts to provide military assistance to the embattled Americans were ordered cancelled by the Obama administration.
Yet, Mrs. Clinton will be honored by the establishment and rehabilitated.
Things Learned About Benghazi– The Philadelphia Inquirer appears not to have covered yesterday’s Benghazi Whistleblower Hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the attack last Sept. 11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith along with security personal Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods former Navy SEALs who rushed to the scene when they heard of the battle.
1. Two “stand-down” orders were given while the Benghazi attacks were in progress.
2. The “protest” about a YouTube video was a complete fabrication by the Obama administration.
3. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators.
4. The diplomatic personnel on the ground acted with incredible, unheralded heroism.
5. Democrats came to rebut the eyewitnesses with talking points.
Bryan Preston of PJMedia.com further notes that it was revealed that Stevens was in Benghazi to create a permanent diplomatic post in the city at the command of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton despite her denying repeated requests from the U.S. team in Libya to upgrade security there.
Preston also reports that the Democrats on the committee — especially Elijah Cummings of Maryland and William Clay of Missouri — tried to destroy Mark Thompson, a member of the Foreign Emergency Support Team who
testified that his section had been cut out of decision making during