Corrupt Hillary – At it Again

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the State Department recently released a scathing report of Hillary Clinton’s handling of official emails while Secretary of State. I did not expect it. This Inspector General seems to have some integrity.

In typical Clinton fashion Hillary sent out one of her goons to attack and discredit the Inspector General’s office. Her spokesperson, Brian Fallon said on CNN that “there were hints of an anti-Clinton bias inside that office.” How the Inspector General, a Democrat appointee is part of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” I will leave it to team Hillary to explain.

Hillary’s most recent response to all the negative publicity has been to say that she merely handled her emails the same way her predecessors at State, Colin Powell and Condi Rice did. This is a bold-faced lie. Neither Powell, nor Rice routed any of their official emails through a private server set up for that purpose at their place of residence. This lie shows Hillary’s contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Well known Democrat pundit and former pollster for the Clintons, Doug Schoen just published a piece in the Wall Street Journal saying Hillary may lose her party’s nomination for President due to all of her problems. I would rather he say what needs to be said, especially by Democrats: Hillary should not be the Democrat nominee.

But maybe I should be careful what I wish for. Maybe it’s a good thing if corrupt Hillary is Donald Trump’s competition for the White House. She just might lose.

Disclosure: I have a bumper sticker that says “Fred Bastiat for President.”


P. S. I also have another bumper sticker – it shows a picture of Hillary alongside a quote from Aesop, the famous ancient author of fables. He said:

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”

I hope this election proves that their are exceptions to Aesop’s observation.

Note: Inspector Generals are appointed for the purpose of having independent oversight to root out waste, fraud and the abuse of taxpayers by federal agencies. The fact that President Obama took 1,989 days to nominate an IG to the State Department is proof for sure: uncovering and preventing waste, fraud and abuse in government is not one of President Obama’s priorities. In my view this shows his contempt for hard working Americans who pay their taxes and fund the government.






Rock Journalism and U. VA Rape Allegations

I have to hand it to Wall Street Journal contributor Brett Stevens. He’s got good instincts. Several days ago he wrote an op-ed piece critical of Rolling Stone magazine’s story on the University of Virginia rape allegations by a girl named “Jackie.” Mr. Stevens called attention to his suspicion that the magazine’s investigation seemed highly flawed.


Then on December 5th Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana issued a note to its readers saying in part,

“In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced….We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.”

ten-commandments false witness

Rock icon Frank Zappa* (OB. 1993) once remarked,

“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”

Those who view Rolling Stone as a reliable news and information source should keep Zappa’s observation in mind.

Rape is a horrible crime and those who commit it should be severely punished. Being wrongly accused of rape is also horrible. That can wreck lives too. I am sure new facts about this alleged rape at U. VA will come to light as time goes on and other facts surrounding U. VA’s alleged culture of sexual abuse. If there is a problem there it must be fixed.


*Electric guitarist and music producer Frank Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. In 2004, he was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”



Don’t forget to read the two Thanksgiving pieces that run in today’s (Wed. Nov. 21st) Wall Street Journal. You’ll find The Desolate Wilderness and And the Fair Land on the WSJ’s Opinion page where they have been published every year since 1961. Share these moving pieces with your family and friends and particularly the young ones. If you don’t get the WSJ it’s worth buying this issue or you can subscribe to the digital version here. Have a great holiday everyone.

A note about the above image of the Pilgrims. It is from a Currier & Ives lithograph, copyright 1876. I presume its production was inspired by the country’s centennial celebration. The caption reads: “The Mayflower left Delft haven in Holland Sept. 6th 1620, and after a boisterous passage of sixty three days, anchored within Cape Cod. In her cabin the first Republican government in America was solemnly inaugurated. That vessel thus became truly the “Cradle of Liberty” rocked on the free waves of the ocean.”