That Sick Feeling in Your Gut is the Gauntlet Being Thrown

I admit it, I optimistically thought that the FBI would have no choice but to recommend that Clinton be charged, at least, with ‘gross negligence’ in her handling of classified information (18 U.S.C Section 793-F). I based that optimism on the State Dept. emails that have been publicly released. For me, this email thread is a smoking gun where Clinton personally instructs a staff member to remove classification headings and send the information via an unsecured channel.

On the one hand, a lot of details are publicly known and with Clinton running for president her efforts to avoid FOIA exposure became very high profile. On the other hand, she was Secretary of State at the time. I think this is what Director Comey was referring to when he said: “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” In other words, it is hard to believe a senior government official would be so willfully criminal, Not to mention that if Clinton got into trouble wouldn’t that also have to apply to Obama? After all, surely he sent Clinton emails during her time as Secretary of State.

Yes such misconduct is shocking but not as shocking as completely letting her slide. In the same announcement in which Director Comey lets Clinton off, he basically says she is guilty as hell: “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.

I’m not so naive as to believe that justice is actually blind. Clearly if you are poor and get entangled in the justice system, you and your public defender are most likely screwed. Should you have some financial resources and find yourself under legal scrutiny, even if you win, you are still screwed due to the high cost of legal defense. However, if you are rich and or powerful not only do you not have much to worry about (unless you’re also very stupid) the legal system is yours to utilize as a weapon when needed; Director Comey admits this point as well: “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.

The last line in the sand is – keeping Clinton from be elected POTUS. Disturbingly some 40% to 50% of the country seem willing to vote for her; or so we are lead to believe. Yes it is appalling that she has a real chance of being elected President. However, now is not the time to just roll over and let it happen. Sure, anyone who goes against the pro-Clinton narrative will receive the full wrath of Clinton’s supporters but people have stood up to worst.

It takes real stones to give Hitler the finger:

 

Defying Clinton’s SJWs is nothing compared to staring down the Chinese army armed only with your groceries:

 

It is now clear, this election cycle it will take more than just casting your vote against Clinton. Everyone one needs to speak out to anyone who will listen, give money to the idiot Republicans if you can and resist her election at every opportunity. I for one, want to be able to tell my grand kids –  I defied Hillary as best I could. With any luck, hopefully my grand kids will respond with “Hillary who?”.

The full text of the FBI announcement

 

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What’s the Difference?

For as long as I remember, my father always said: “there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties”. If you pay attention to each party’s actions and not their rhetoric, only the party fanboys could disagree with that sentiment.

This graphic sums up the current state of affairs pretty well:

Hat tip to commenter RancherJack on Instapundit

4-part Series Exploring the Life and Work of Robert Heinlein

Heinlein is hands down my favorite author.  This little series of blog posts, by Sarah Hoyt, looks to be interesting (she has only posted the first part, so far).

Got to love this quote gif:

I’m looking forward to following along with this short series of posts….

Source: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/02/22/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-robert-a-heinlein-part-1-his-maculate-origin/?singlepage=true

Part 2: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/03/01/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-robert-a-heinlein-part-2-his-preposterous-heritage/?singlepage=true

Part 3: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/03/08/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-robert-a-heinlein-part-3-his-eccentric-education/?singlepage=true

Part 4: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/03/15/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-robert-a-heinlein-part-4-his-happy-destiny/?singlepage=true

The Day We Fight Back – 2/11/2014

One draw back of having your blog hosted at WordPress.com is that you can’t run any plug-ins (security-wise that makes perfect sense). I was hoping to show my support for the fight against the NSA but I am unable to run their plug-in. Apparently, I’m not the only WordPress blogger feeling the same way.

The SOPA and PIPA protests were successful because we all took part, as a community. As Aaron Swartz put it, everybody “made themselves the hero of their own story.” We can set a date, but we need all of you, the users of the Internet, to make it a movement.

If you agree with the cause and have a Tumblr or other blog check out https://thedaywefightback.org/.

Fun Blog Stat

Yesterday this blog received a reader from the twelfth different country, so far (other than the US). Reaching a dozen different countries with no real publicity, other than WordPress and Google search, kind of blows my mind.

Thanks Internet and thanks interested readers. Maybe one day soon I’ll receive a comment that isn’t spam. Looking forward to it.

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Blog Header Images

My current plan is to change the header image from time to time. I intend to use images with a Creative Commons license. When using an image with a Creative Commons license you are supposed to give credit to the artist by providing a link back to the source of the image (flickr’s description).

At this point in my WordPress learning curve, I have been unable to figure out how to assign a source link to the header image. So I’m using this post to provide the source credits.

The first image I’ve used (which provides a nice “holiday theme”) is from: Elsie esq.

Update 12/26: The header image is credited to: Mike Mccaffrey.

Update 2/7: The header image is credited to: fdecomite [btw – it looks like this photographer has a ton of photos that should of interest to 3d printed art fans; check it out]

Update 3/6: The header image is credited to: Matt Lawrence

Update 5/1: The header image is credited to: Mooganic

Update 10/15: The header image is credited to: Chrisseee

Update 12/27: The header image is credited to: Mooganic

Update 1/31: The header image is credited to: Ian.Kobylanski

Update 7/8: The header image is credited to: Mooganic