Swamp Creatures

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It’s good that Comey is history.

This is a man who, to give one small example,  saw nothing questionable in Clinton aide Huma Abedin sending classified emails to a disgraced former member of Congress so he could make hard copies of them and send them back to her.

Huma Abedin, head of the US chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood Ladies Auxiliary, is herself without adequate security clearance to handle some of the classified emails she forwarded to Carlos Danger, aka Anthony Wiener, her husband. And surely he has no security clearance.

Weiner copied those emails, and then sent them back to his wife to give to her boss, the Secretary of State, and later, the Democrat nominee for the Presidency of the United States.

The then-head of the FBI James Comey saw nothing amiss in this set-up since Huma didn’t act like she was doing anything wrong –she did not, for example,  wear a trenchcoat and a fake mustache when forwarding the emails, so it was impossible for Comey to “prove intent.” And after all, how else could Hillary Clinton possibly manage to obtain paper copies of her classified emails? Huh? Huh?

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Now we find that Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the FBI since Comey’s ouster, is the husband of Dr. Jill McCabe, who received nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from a PAC controlled by the wife of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close friend and political ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Jill McCabe made an unsuccessful bid for State Senator with help from McAuliffe, who was Clinton’s campaign manager in her unsuccessful 2008 presidential run. He also, as Governor of Virginia, pardoned up to 60,000 felons in his state in time for them to vote this past November.

Andrew McCabe was put in charge of the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails, but only after his wife had lost her bid for office, which is supposed to make it all okay.

In January 2017, Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, announced he would be looking into whether McCabe should have been recused from the Hillary Clinton email case.

So now we have an acting Director of the FBI with family connections to the ClintonSwamp, who was, laughably enough, in charge of the so-called investigation into Clinton emails.

No wonder McCabe had such a smarmy attitude as he contradicted the administration’s characterization of Comey as having lost the support of the Bureau’s employees. He spoke of the “dedicated men and women of the FBI” continuing the job of investigating alleged Russian interference in the election. I’m sure there are such employees of the FBI.

But what partisan political hack McCabe means is that the partisan Democrat functionaries who infest the agency are committed to finding some malfeasance, any malfeasance, on the part of President Trump to thoroughly discredit him, no matter how long it takes, or how much of the resources of the Bureau it requires, by any means necessary.

Gurgle, gurgle, gulp.

Barry Green Saves the Planet

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Barack Obama made a climate speech in Milan on Tuesday.

He traveled in a private jet. Then he and his entourage entered the city in a 14-car convoy.  And a helicopter.

Three hundred security and law enforcement officers danced attendance.

The former president and his wife spent the two-day trip at the 44-bed retreat Borgo Finocchieto at a cost of $20,000 per night.

That’s some footprint, bwana. And to think Al Gore caught hell over his Escalade.

Barack Obama is making the most of his two-day trip to Italy by reportedly staying at a sprawling $20,000-a-night hilltop villa in Tuscany and a five-star hotel in Milan.

The former US president met former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday and will speak about climate change at a sold-out conference on Tuesday. 

He arrived in Italy’s business capital by private jet with his entourage and reportedly took over two floors of the Park Hyatt hotel – where presidential suite rooms cost almost $10,000 a night.

Obama’s speech was on “the intersection between climate change and food security, two issues that have long been an Obama focus,” alleged USNews.  The event was sponsored by Seeds & Chips, which lists as its “institutional partners” The World Food Program (a UN organization), UNIDO (the UN Industrial Development Organization), The European Commission, The European Parliament, and the European Committee of the Regions, among others.

So much of the hot-air fest was paid for by the taxpayers of the world. Mr. Obama’s fee is not being divulged but it has been estimated to be as high as $3.2 million.  Hey, food security doesn’t come cheap –at least talking about it doesn’t.

Liar, Liar, Birds on Fire

Did you know there are only 133 individuals left of the Mexican Grey Wolf species? That’s because Donald Trump is building a wall on our southern border. Never mind that a total population of 133 individuals probably doesn’t provide enough genetic diversity to sustain the species. Or that the Mexican grey wolf has been on the verge of extinction for decades. If it goes extinct, it will be the fault, not of the Mexicans and Southwestern Americans who have been persecuting the species since before it had a name, but of President Trump and his promised wall.

So distraught is the Environmental Industry over the President’s wall that Arizona member of Congress Raul Grijalva, and local environmental group the Center for Biological Diversity have filed suit demanding that the Trump Administration complete an Environmental Impact Study before the wall is built.

Environment huckster Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet network assured MSNBC’s Craig Melvin that the wall will be a disaster for wolves, jaguars, tortoises, bats and birds.

Better be careful about those 100 migratory bird species. Between the death by fire of the environmental disaster called mirror arrays, and the slice-and-dice obstacle courses which are wind turbines, the migratory bird population can’t take much more.

Nothing says “environmentally responsible” like super-heating the air and killing birds in a most horrible way. Maybe the wall will actually help the migratory bird population: they can stay south of the wall to escape the environmentalists.

Mirror array “solar farms” like the “Crescent Dunes solar energy project” outside of Tonopah, Nevada (pictured today on Bing‘s homepage)  scorch birds and set them on fire in mid-flight. The Wall Street Journal reported that this danger was known before the project was built.

According to Nature World News

It’s no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you’d likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.

And yet, that’s exactly what happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”

“According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of Land Management (NBLM) in Reno, as reported by Re Wire, a third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of Jan. 14, redirecting concentrated solar energy to a point 1,200 feet above the ground.”

“Unfortunately, about two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started noticing “streamers” – trails of smoke and steam caused by birds flying directly into the field of solar radiation. What moisture was on them instantly vaporized, and some instantly burst into flames – at least, until they began to frantically flap away. An estimated 130 birds were injured or killed during the test.”

“Officials behind the project have refuted that claim, saying that most of the streamers are floating trash or wayward insects, but federal wildlife officials have begun calling these ‘eco-friendly’ power towers “mega traps” for wildlife.

The same Center for Biological Diversity  that is suing the Trump administration has estimated that this single mirror array project incinerates 28,000 birds annually.

Add this death toll to the estimated 573,000 birds killed by wind turbines in 2012 and even an environmentalist might become concerned.

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Spring Cleaning

The Gateway Pundit is reporting that House Republicans are planning to ask the Attorney General to file criminal charges against Lois Lerner.

Lerner was the head of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, and as such pursued a policy of delaying and denying tax-exempt status to politically conservative groups. The illegal targeting included demanding the identities of donors, and years-long delays that kept conservative groups from effectively participating in the 2012 presidential campaign. The illegal denials and delays likely influenced the  election, and helped to ensure the re-election of Barack Obama.

Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam (R) told Stewart Varney on Varney & Co. (Fox Business network) that

Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspector General of the Treasury Department.

Yesterday,  Lerner’s attorney requested that her upcoming deposition in a civil suit be “permanently sealed” due to death threats and harassment that she has received. We agree that it would be tragic should anything happen to Lerner before she is able to go to prison where she belongs. But shielding information from public scrutiny would likely be used by Lerner to impede the criminal investigation.

The class action lawsuit against Lerner and Holly Paz, also complicit in the scandal, includes hundreds of the groups that were targeted. These conservative and Tea Party groups were seeking tax-exempt status from the IRS but instead experienced long delays for their applications to be approved or had them denied altogether.

Lerner’s victims include conservative political groups, pro-life groups, pro-Israel organizations, vote integrity organizations, and government agency watchdog groups.

 

Ann Coulter: Lassie, Come Home

War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all station stops. They get to make macho pronouncements on a topic where every utterance is seen as august. On the other hand, Trump’s Syrian misadventure is immoral, violates every promise he ran on and could sink his presidency. Left to his own devices, uncontaminated by Washington group-think, Trump gets it right.

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