Mr. Bookworm complains that when work walks in the door, I drop everything — which is true. The thing with writ petitions or other big filings is that you either do them 100% or you don’t tell the client you’ll help out. This particular filing one was such an overwhelming one that the rest of my life froze. One of the things that froze was my Watcher’s Council winners update for July 8. If you haven’t read these, they’re not time limited; they are as good today as they were last week:
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.
“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.” – John Harrington
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. “ – Proverbs, 16:18
“What difference does it make now, at this point” – Hillary Clinton
This week, we had a three way tie in the Council category. My piece, When Justice Just Is Not dealt with the recent circus in Washington, the acrobatics of our FBI director in rewriting existing law and the how and why of what happened. Bookworm Room’s fascinating piece dealt with the inside details behind the scenes on the anniversary of one of Israel’s periodic miracles, The 40th anniversary of the raid on Entebbe . Stately McDaniel Manor’s Hillary Clinton: You’ll Be Able To See It From There examines in splendid form Mrs. Clinton recent history of corruption, deception and dare I say it, soullessness.
Since it’s my job to break ties around here, I get an extra vote to pick the winner. A tough choice indeed, lemme tell you!
After mulling it over, I had to go with Mike McDaniel’s piece, simply because he encapsulated so well in a concise, well written package exactly what we face if this corrupt snake gets her hands on the presidency.I have no patience with anyone who facilitates that in any way, and that includes a great many people I used to have respect for.
So without further ado, here’s a slice:
During his white-suited standup days, Steve Martin did a bit about buying a $300 dollar pair of socks. It was funny–absurd really–because who in their right mind would pay that much for a pair of socks? Martin played it masterfully, acting like a dim-witted, self-important twit. Who would really do something like that? Hillary Clinton would; Hillary Clinton who campaigned in a $12,000 dollar jacket. Hillary Clinton, the women who was so poor when she left the White House she had to steal the furnishings. Hillary Clinton, the woman that is just like us and is going to fight, fight, fight for us, the middle class!
In composing this brief article about Hillary Clinton, I immediately realized I could easily write ten thousand words and not come close to touching on hermajor scandals, lies and violations of the law, to say nothing of her innumerable minor outrages. Never in my living memory has any political party put forward a more dishonest, dishonorable, corrupt and criminal candidate for national office. I’ll have much more to say in the near future, but for now…
With the release of the Benghazi report we know Hillary lied about the attack. She lied to the public even as she was telling her daughter and Egyptian authorities the truth: it was a planned terrorist attack. When the caskets of our honored dead returned to America, Clinton, over the bodies of the dead, lied to the survivors, and later called them liars for daring to tell the truth about her lies.
But we learned a number of new and equally dishonorable things, things that alone should convince any rational American that Hillary Clinton should never again be allowed to hold any position of authority or responsibility in our government. I’ll mention only one.
We now know the night of the Benghazi attack, she presided over a teleconference of several hours. Apparently by that time, President Obama and the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had given the authorization for mobilizing our military rescue forces. Remember, please, gentle readers, that Clinton ignored hundreds of actual requests–pleas, really–from Ambassador Chris Stevens and others for enhanced security assets in Benghazi.
Our military assets weren’t sent. A Marine FAST team in Rota, Spain was forced to sit and wait. At one point, Clinton and her dithering nitwits were trying to decide whether the Marines would be sent unarmed. The Secretary of State of the United States of America, the woman who claimed Americans wanted her answering that 3:00 AM phone call, was actually intending to send Marines on a rescue mission, into a failed state–a state she caused to be a failed state— a war zone where we knew hostiles were trying to kill Americans, unarmed. No less than four times, the Marines had to change in and out of civilian clothing and uniforms because Clinton couldn’t decide what they should wear as she worried about offending the virtually non-existent Libyan government, a government she destroyed.
Ultimately, it was an ad-hoc convoy of former Libyan military that rescued our remaining personnel and allowed them to evacuate, but not before Hillary Clinton’s carelessness, inattention and dithering caused the loss of four American lives.
Marines changing back and forth–four times–from civvies to uniforms. That’s insane. That’s criminal. Americans are dying, and Hillary Clinton is obsessed with appearances. Surely this is unprecedented.
No. It’s not.
Consider this from Dereliction of Duty, by Lt. Col. (USAF ret.) Robert “Buzz” Patterson (Regnery, Washington. 2003). Patterson was the Air Force officer that carried the nuclear “football” in the Clinton White House. He carried the means by which the president could launch a nuclear strike. Bill Clinton once lost the card with his nuclear launch codes and didn’t tell anyone. It was never found, but that’s another story.
“Early in the administration the ‘buzz” was that Chelsea had refused to ride to school with her military driver and that Hillary had banned military uniforms in the White House. The president eventually called the uniform ban ‘an abject lie,’ once it because apparent that this story didn’t play well politically. I can’t speak on whether Chelsea refused military drivers, but I do know the uniform issue with Mrs. Clinton was real. Soon after I arrived in the White House, my predecessor briefed me that Mrs. Clinton didn’t want the military aides in uniform. The White House Military Office argued that, for the safety of the president, it was critical that the Secret Service and staff be able immediately to identify the military aide. Common sense and security finally prevailed–at least at official functions with the president. At all other times, however, we were expected to be in business suites or civilian clothes in order to downplay the military presence at the White House.”
Patterson’s book is full of examples of Mrs. Clinton’s hatred for and abusively vile behavior toward White House military staff. It would appear her disrespect for those that serve our nation has very deep roots indeed.
And now we come to Hillary’s absolution. There was, of course, no way that the Obama Administration would allow the Democrat’s presumptive nominee to be indicted. It would be difficult to imagine any crime that could possibly have provoked an indictment. Bill Clinton’s in-your-face meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch was nothing more than a last minute sneer, a spit in the face of the collective American public.
Much more at the link.
In our non-Council category, the winner was Kurt Schlichter with You Owe Them Nothing – Not Respect, Not Loyalty, Not Obedience submitted byJoshuapundit.
In it, I think he catches the mood of a substantial part of the country right now as well as his own. And given that he’s a highly decorated combat veteran, a sensible human being and an undoubted patriot, that says something.
Here are this week’s full results. GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD was unable to vote this week, the result of some last minute travel, but she was not subject to the normal 2/3 vote penalty:
- *First place with 2 2/3 votes!–Hillary Clinton: You’ll Be Able To See It From There
- Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes –Bookworm Room – The 40th anniversary of the raid on Entebbe
- Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes – Joshuapundit–When Justice Just Is Not
- Third place with 1 vote –Puma By Design – Marxist Private School in NYC Teaches White Children That They Are Born Racist.
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes –The Glittering Eye –The Collapse of the Technocratic World Order
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes –VA Right! – #Binary. Why I’m Blocking #NeverTrump and Anti Trump ‘Friends’ on Facebook
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes –GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD –Intervention Pendulum
- First place with 2 1/3 votes! –Kurt Schlichter – You Owe Them Nothing – Not Respect, Not Loyalty, Not Obedience submitted byJoshuapundit
- Second place *t* with 1 1/3 votes –Michael Walsh/PJ Media –The Day the Rule of Law Died submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Second place *t* with 1 1/3 votes –Wolf Howling–Hillary, The FBI & A Travesty Of Justicesubmitted by Bookworm Room
- Third place with 1 vote –NRO –Washington’s Hollow Men submitted by Stately McDaniel Manor
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes –Bearing Arms –Democrats looking to gut our Bill of Rightssubmitted by The Daley Gator
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes – Brigitte Gabriel –(video)Religion of Peace: A Brief History of Islam submitted by The Watcher
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes –Glenn Reynolds/USA Today –About that Clinton-Lynch accidental meeting submitted by The Watcher (hat tip, Puma By Design)
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