Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: Sunlight Foundation executive: The Clinton Foundation is a “slush fund”

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Nation

Sunlight Foundation leader: Clinton Foundation a “slush fund”: Ed Morrissey
Uranium One, America Zip: Mark Steyn
So About the Clintons' So-Called 'Charity'...: Market Ticker

Surprise: Rand Paul Reverses Stance on Drones: Joseph Perticone
Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker's immigration position: David M. Drucker
McCain Counters Reports of JW’s Recent IRS Doc Release: JW

Join Or Die: Camp o' the Saints
Resisting Capitalism for Fun and Profit: Jim Goad
What the Flap Over a Ted Cruz Fundraiser Means: Alex Altman, Time

Baltimore

Rioters And Looters Belong In Jail or In The Morgue: John Hawkins
Baltimore Mayor Proud She Allowed Rioters to Loot and Attack Police: RWN
The odd tactic of giving Baltimore rioters ‘space’ to destroy property: Daniel Rivero

Here’s The Rap Sheet Of The Dude They’re Destroying Baltimore Over: Clash
'All Out War': Protesters and Police Battle in Baltimore: Caleb Howe
Baltimore Police Warn of 'Credible Threat' to 'Take-Out' Law Enforcement: Daniel Halper

‘Space’ to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness: Ian Tuttle
MD Gov. Larry Hogan Will Not Cover For Failure of Liberal Baltimore Mayor: Treehouse
Godless Mob In Baltimore Attacks Church And Burns It Down: Shoebat

#BALTIMORELOOTCREW latest trend on Twitter: FAM
Martin O'Malley's Maryland: Big government state deals with seeds sewn: ACC
Huge fires set across Baltimore as Freddie Gray rioters torch city: Daily Mail

Scandal Central

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’: Isabel Vincent
Defending Hillary Clinton is getting harder: Jennifer Rubin
Who's Afraid of the Benghazi Hearings?: Russell Berman

I Smell a Wisconsin Rat: Instapundit
The odd tactic of giving Baltimore protesters ‘space’ to destroy property: Daniel Rivero
Clinton Foundation Added to a Charity Watchlist For Misconduct: Dave Jorgenson

Media

Our Mean-Spirited President Cuts Loose: John Hinderaker
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pens Desperate Op-Ed Begging The Jews To Stay W/Dems: Lid
WH Press Secretary Asked About Bush Remarks At Closed Door Meeting: RightPundit

Mark Levin RESPONDS to the violent protests and looting in Baltimore: Scoop
Oops: Hillary Campaign May Want To Rethink This Latest Ad: Tammy Bruce
Inaccurate sources and the Iraq invasion: Judith Miller

Justice Alito on “The Constitution: An Introduction”: Scott Johnson
Hillary Rodham Romney? Keep an Eye on O’Malley : Rothenblog
Clinton's troubles net winners and losers: Glenn Harlan Reynolds

World

Bush slams Obama’s nuke deal with Iran: Times of Israel
Tide Turns Against Assad in Syria: Paul Mirengoff
Terrorist Activity on Israel-Syria border as Iran Seeks to Arm Hizballah: IPT

New Video Seeks to Expose Iranian ‘Cat and Mouse Games’ With the World: Algemeiner
Iranian general accuses US of masterminding 9/11 attacks: Times of Israel
Mexico Attacks US Border Patrol Over Boat Wreck, Agents Fight Back: Breitbart

“Go, General Dempsey…In the Name of God, Go!”: Ray Starmann
A desperate socialist Venezuela pawns its gold to Citibank: ACC
The Hezbollah camps Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean: Fausta

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

7.3 Billion People, One Building: Wait But Why
Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks: Eric Jaffe
GoodCrypto Attacked: Cryptome

Cornucopia

The Hillary Baggage No One is Talking About: Glob
Clinton Tell-All Rumored: Obama is an Alcoholic? Hillary is A Lesbian? And More!: Mr. Conservative
Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns: Ken Ritter

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland": Greg Howard
Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Grovels in Apology Before Gay Fascist Overlords: AmPower
The 2016 Acura NSX Supercar Is Entering Production: Robb Report

Image: Keep truckin’: Portraits of Mexico’s morning commuters
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QOTD: "...if you were not trying to buy influence of some sort exactly why would you donate to a so-called "charity" that only spends 5.9% of the money received on actual charitable programs?

Go ahead folks, tell me what possible motivation someone who is rich might have in "giving" to such a foundation when virtually none of your money is going to go to actual relief causes such as feeding poor people and helping disaster victims." --Karl Denninger

Monday, April 27, 2015

DEAR ARKANSAS A.G. LESLIE RUTLEDGE: It's time to subpoena the Clinton Foundation's records

By Richard Henry Lee

The first Republican attorney general for the State of Arkansas in the modern era must immediately launch an investigation into the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the first step is to subpoena the foundation records.  With the revelations of possible violations of law occurring almost daily, there is probable cause to launch an investigation.

The Clintons have a long history of making incriminating documents disappear, so it is imperative that the AG act quickly to prevent any destruction of those records.

It is unlikely that the IRS or the Justice Department will investigate the Clintons and their eponymous foundation anytime soon, but the Arkansas attorney general does have the authority to look into any wrongdoing since the foundation is incorporated [PDF] in the state of Arkansas.

The newly elected AG, Leslie Rutledge, will likely be branded by the Clinton machine as a member of the vast right-wing conspiracy, since she holds membership in the National Rifle Association and the Federalist Society and bills herself as a conservative.  The media and liberal bloggers will dig up all the dirt they can find to try to discredit her.  However, the prospect of these attacks must not deter her from performing her duties as the chief law enforcement officer for the state.

Arkansas law requires that charities register with the state and also disclose their financial data, principally by attaching the IRS tax form 990.  In addition, charities must comply with Arkansas law, which one would assume covers a multitude of possible misdeeds.

The AG should obtain details of travel records.  The foundation paid $8.4 million in 2013 in travel expenses out of total expenses of $85 million.  Did the foundation pay for any personal travel unrelated to the mission of the foundation?  Salaries and benefits should also be a target, since they totaled a whopping $30 million.  Did any of those salaries pay for staffers who might be considered political operatives?  The list goes on.

The investigation should include copies of e-mails sent between the foundation employees and Bill and Hillary and other staffers to determine if there is any “shred of evidence” of wrongdoing.

The AG must move quickly, since the Clintons will stonewall all they can to delay and thwart any investigation.  Leslie Rutledge will be doing this country a great service if she decides to investigate.



Read more at AmericanThinker.com

INSIDER: Clinton Uranium Deal Looks Dirtier Than Michael Moore at an All-You-Can-Eat Fudge Bar

The American Thinker's Thomas Lifson highlights an interesting article by Michael R. Caputo, who once ran public relations for Renaissance Capital. He confirms that the Clinton-uranium "coincidence" in Russia stinks to high heaven.

Even when I worked there, Renaissance Capital had close ties to the Kremlin - the relationship made Renaissance executives into oligarchs. By 2010, the firm had become a practical arm of Vladimir Putin. Nobody of sound mind would think otherwise.

Bill Clinton took that half million dollar payment as his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, served as a key member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). This inter-agency panel must approve foreign purchase of private American companies the government deems vital to our national interest.

Shortly after Bill Clinton delivered the highest paid speech of his life, CFIUS was to consider and approve the key Russian purchase...

... [But in] 2010-2011, I ran acquisition communications for Safran Group, the French government-controlled defense contractor which bought the US biometrics company L-1. It took us almost two years to gain CFIUS approval for France, an historic ally, to purchase a biometrics firm, not even remotely a strategic asset. We were stymied at every turn by an endless stream of questions.

In contrast, the Rusatom acquisition of UraniumOne got CFIUS approval in four months - for control of 20 percent of America's strategic uranium.

These two CFIUS approvals were happening at precisely the same time. Safran couldn't buy a break and was questioned at ever turn. Somehow, Kremlin-controlled Rusatom's purchase sailed through on a cool breeze.

Any insider will tell you that, considering the vital nature of the CFIUS-UraniumOne proceedings, it is certain that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was directly involved. And Bill took $500,000 indirectly from the Kremlin at the same time.

In other words, we have an actual experiment that proves the Clintons are dirty. A control acquisition, with no national security implications whatsoever, was blocked at every turn. A deal for America's precious uranium resources -- a key to nuclear weapons construction -- was approved faster than fecal matter through a goose.

In a separate article, Lifson also notes that Hillary's serial scandals are beginning to affect fundraising.

STUNNING NEW CHART O` THE DAY: How the Clinton Foundation Spent its Money in 2013

Before Hillary left office in 2013, the Clintons appeared bound and determined to slurp up as much money into their Foundation as possible, spending as little on direct aid as one could imagine for a "charity". The New York Post reports:

The Clinton Foundation's finances are so messy that the nation's most influential charity watchdog put it on its "watch list" of problematic nonprofits last month.

The Clinton family's mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.


The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

In 2013, according to the Clinton Foundation's IRS Form 1990 filing [PDF], the organization actually spent more than twice as much on travel, conferences, conventions and meetings than on actual, eh, grants.

Even the grants that were made were dubious "investments". One such grant was nearly half a million dollars to a San Francisco-based group called "Architecture for Humanity". Earlier this year the group announced it was closing its doors.


The average compensation for the top Clinton Foundation executives we know of was roughly a quarter of a million dollars a year. In fact, as Karl Denninger explains:

You might be interested in knowing that the "charity" had 35 employees with reportable compensation (that is, over $100,000) and their top five combined had $2.6 million in direct (that is, cash) compensation and another $278,000 in benefits for approximately $3 million -- or 1/3rd of all spending on "charitable causes". On a grossed-up basis the charity spent $21.8 million on salaries and wages or approaching three times what it spent on "charity."

In 2013 The Clinton Foundation employed 400 people, which means it doled out only $22,000 per employee.

In other words, it was -- as the Sunlight Foundation describes it -- "a slush fund", not a charity.


Related: CHART O' THE DAY: How the Clinton Global Initiative Used its Funds During Hillary's Tenure at State

READY FOR RINO RAND? Mitch McConnell-backing Rand Paul's Top 12 Embarrassing Flip-Flops [UPDATED]

Do we really need a candidate who is so flippant (or so poorly advised) that he is forced to reverse field on a regular basis? And, more importantly, what do his constant backflips say about his principles?

Oh. And don't even get me started on his support for Mitch McConnell over a true conservative (Matt Bevin) in Kentucky.


Rand Paul Backtracks on Vaccinations
While a measles outbreak was spurring new calls for vaccinations, Paul said in a Feb. 2 TV interview: “I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.” ... Pediatric groups called the remarks irresponsible, saying the benefits of child vaccines greatly outweigh the risk.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Aid to Israel
Campaigning for a Nebraska Republican in August, Paul sparred with reporters who asked about his earlier calls to end foreign aid to all countries, including Israel... in 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would end all foreign aid, including that for Israel. He defended the position in an ABC News interview at the time.

Rand Paul Backtracks On National Sales Tax Plan
Kentucky's Republican nominee for Senate, Rand Paul, is running away from his past support for abolishing the federal income tax in favor of a national sales tax... As the [Lexington] Herald-Leader wrote, Paul was on shaky ground when he said he has "never said anything like" support for the fair tax.

Rand Paul backtracks on comments about Cheney and Halliburton

Larwyn's Linx: The Fall of the House of Clinton

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Nation

The Fall of the House of Clinton: Victor Davis Hanson
Hillary’s Day of Wrath: Jon Gabriel
Sick: 100% of Democrat Senators Vote to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth: Cassy Fiano

Obama's American Spring Explodes in Baltimore: NoisyRoom
The Baltimore protests — are they really about the police?: Power Line
My latest encounter with Nazi-like Muslim thugs: Pamela Geller

Christian Persecution in America: Will You Help The Christians?: Erick Erickson
Money in Politics: Derek Hunter
Supreme Court Justices Warned To Leave Marriage Alone : Bob Unruh

Cruz & Walker vs. Bush & Rubio on Amnesty and Immigration: CHQ
Cruz: There Is 'No Room For Christians In Today's Democrat Party': Mark Hanrahan
Sen. Ted Cruz • 2015 Iowa Faith & Freedom Summit: NoisyRoom

Economy

Let’s You and Him fight: Elizabeth Warren v. Barack Obama: Moe Lane
Jew Hatred on Campus: David Horowitz
State sweep of gas stations finds illegal skimmers, most in South Florida: Sun-Sentinel

Scandal Central

Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients: Jerome R. Corsi
The IRS vs. the Church: Daniel John Sobieski
The Benghazi Timeline Updated: Where was the President for over Twelve Hours?: War of Words

Media

For the Clinton Defense: Power Line
ABC & This Week With George Stephanopoulos owe their viewers an Apology: DTG
Washington Post gossip columnist ignored National Anthem: RS

If Only President Obama Weren’t Black: Erick Erickson
Will "Proven Losers" Cost Democrats Senate Races in '16?: David Byler
Hillary Clinton Wants To Overrule Christ: Norman Hooben

World

George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy: Josh Rogin
Is Assad On His Way Out?: Walter Russell Mead
“Reclaim Australia” movement spreads Down Under: LI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

GoFundMe Will Raise $$$ for Murderers, Not Christian Bakeries: Daniel Greenfield
Tiny robots climb walls carrying more than 100 times their weight: Aviva Rutkin
DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption: TechDirt

Cornucopia

FLOTUS Frock Evolution: a Correspondents’ Dinner Retrospective: MOTUS
Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane!: AV Club
Raw Video: Dramatic moment Nepal avalanche hit as desperate climbers on Mount Everest: Common Cents

Image: Washington Post gossip columnist ignored National Anthem
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QOTD: "It sure looks as if Hillary ran the State Department simply as an arm of the Clinton Foundation for the purpose of scooping up millions to line her greasy pockets." --DrewInWisconsin

Sunday, April 26, 2015

CRUZ: There is no room for Christians in today's Democrat Party

The title of Jonah Goldberg's recent bestseller -- Liberal Fascism -- has become part of the modern political parlance.

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

"There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," the Texas Republican said in his speech before a Christian conservative audience in Waukee, Iowa.... For his part, Cruz alluded to business that faced pushback for declining to cater to same-sex weddings.

...As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear oral arguments on whether to overturn same-sex marriage bans in states, Cruz introduced legislation last week that would protect bans in place ... "We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage," he said.


The religion of today's progressives is government. Big government. Unlimited government.

There is no room for people of faith in today's Democrat Party.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Will Hillary Get the Petraeus Treatment?

By Investor's Business Daily

Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home?

This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus.

Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy government investigation, to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.

Petraeus had kept in his home a set of eight "Black Books" containing his notes and observations about his experiences, as well as classified information including conversations he had with the president, diplomats, and national security officers. Petraeus provided Broadwell access to these documents but, as far as we know, the information went no further.

So why has no criminal investigation been launched into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account linked to a home-based Internet service, presumably vulnerable to foreign hackers, used to send emails also possibly containing classified information to people who shouldn't have access to it?

Larwyn's Linx: Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

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Nation

Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti: Glob
Clinton relatives, donors got rich off taxpayer-funded Haiti contracts: Breitbart
Hillary's Hypocritical Attack on Hedge Fund Managers and Taxes: Warren Beatty

Mass Rioting in Baltimore; Looting and Vandalism Rampant: GWP
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Thanks ISIS Advocates for Support: Treehouse
Massive Demonstration By Christians In L.A. Marching Against Antichrist: Shoebat

Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?: LI
The Internet Outrage Mob: Debra Heine
Who Will Stand?: Robert P. George

Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead: CHQ
The Clintons and American National Security: Michael Curtis
HEH: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech: DC

Economy

A Conservative College Rising: David Ticzon
How To Save Illinois: P&F
Red ink could kill Covered California: OCR

Scandal Central

Clinton Greed: Linda Chavez
Judge Orders Bakers to Pay $135,000 For Refusing to Make Gay Couple's Cake: TR
Persecuted Christian-Owned Bakery Raises $109K--Until Gay Terrorists Shut Down Funding: Sooper

Climate & Energy

I am a climate skeptic who believes in global warming: Richard J. Petschauer
Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures: Telegraph
Court upholds EPA’s truck efficiency rules: Timothy Cama

Media

Jarrett: Because Of Holder, “Arc Of Moral Universe Has Been Bent A Little Closer To Justice”: WZ
Chuck Todd: Clinton Scandals Are 'Circumstantial,' Usually Fade Away: Tim Graham
CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad: Caleb Howe

Media Blackout? Local NAACP President Charged With Selling Cocaine: John Brodigan
President Obama's Top 10 jokes: Politico
8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner: NPR

World

Times that try congressmen's souls: Clifford D. May
Hostage’s Family Paid $250K to Al Qaeda, WH Didn’t Tell Them He Was Aleady Dead: WZ
Earn College Credit for Bashing Jews!: Susan L.M. Goldberg

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced: Archaelogy
Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018: Jean-Louis Santini
Ghost Gunner is Shipping: WeaponsMan

Cornucopia

Chick-fil-A’s Microaggression Threatens to Melt Campus Snowflakes: MOTUS
These Are the Jokes That Caused Actors To Walk Off Adam Sandler's Set: Gawker
Obama Thanks Holder For His Service: Springer's Blog

Image: Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Office Over ‘Billions Stolen’ by Clinton Foundation
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QOTD: "Digicel [helped] helped create a system to transfer money via cell phones. In the six months running up to September 2012, it took in more than $50 million in revenue in Haiti.

Digicel is run by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien. He set up lucrative speeches for Bill Clinton and donated millions of dollars of his own money to the Clintons' foundation.

There was also a plan to raise money by exploiting Haiti's rich mineral wealth.

One company that got a rare gold permit was VCS mining. It didn't actually have much mining experience, but it would soon have Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, on its board.

"Tony Rodham has no background in Haiti and he has no background in mining," said Schweizer. "Why on earth is he on the board and in this position to profit from VCS's mining gold exploitation permit in the first place?"" --Fox News