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On the roster: A fitting finale for the house of Clinton – Time-Out: Secret love Motown – New ethics cloud for Trump transition – Trump’s Billion-dollar-men – Srsly bro?
A FITTING FINALE FOR THE HOUSE OF CLINTON
Looked at one way, Hillary Clinton is something of a tragicomic figure.
You destroyed presidential political career, is unlucky, even in comparison to the history of the worst candidates. Somewhere, Hubert Humphrey is feeling a little better. What would you need to know about Clinton, as this was its final distinction as a candidate, the elector, the most faithless presidential.
Well, you told us that you would have the history…
What takes us from tragedy to farce on this, though, is that Clinton is unhappy that historical footnote was introduced in an attempt to hurt Donald Trump.
A handful of Democrats, the idea of the mirrors 37 Trump electors were to be married, and throw the competition for the house of deputies. At the end of Trump’s two lost while Clinton has lost five.
It was amazing that Clinton’s spokesman, Brian Fallon, had the chutzpah to scold, the faithless Clinton-voters with reference to their behavior as “a kind of coup.”
One of the supporters of the electoral Commission of revolt was Fallon’s old boss, the former Clinton campaign Chairman, John “The Phisherman” Podesta. Podesta had argued that voters should be given, classified national security briefing on the extent of Russia’s efforts to influence the campaign, an obvious effort to prejudice against voting for Trump.
To have, a spokesman for Royal coups complaints about improper according to the gambit failed is a little too rich. After all, Clinton, yourself, and your top speakers had the strengthening of the message, the Russian participation, seemingly every hour for the last two weeks.
In the end it was not only the shot backfires on Clinton, but depriving them of the chance to restore luster to your name. Many prominent Democrats spoke out against the Electoral College shenanigans, urging the Democrats to support the system, even if you do not support its result.
Clinton went on the chance, an advocate for the Republican virtues and defender of democratic ideals in favor of the hope perhaps, you steal could be a term in the White house.
It’s kind of like the Clinton campaign jump on the Wisconsin and Michigan reported only actually vote for Trump in Wisconsin, and then accidentally widespread irregularities in the predominantly Democratic districts in Detroit, to expose.
An elector, who remained, ahem, loyalty was her husband, Bill Clinton, the fulminated to reporters in front of the Capitol in Albany, about the injustice of the whole campaign.
The former President to have lost a few steps since his heyday, but his gift for a three-bank shot soundbite was still intact.
In one paragraph, he managed to falsely claim that his wife “confirmed to the end” about their ill-treatment of state secrets by former Secretary of state Colin Powell and then still manage to pin the blame on “the Russians” and “the FBI-thing.”
“You did everything else and still said 2.8 million votes,” the former President, and one can imagine that the bony finger when he’s directly in the face of the assembled press corps.
But she was not justified. And you don’t win, “2.8 million votes.” They lost by 77.
All of the excuse making. All of the focus on the perceived slights. All Of The Hubris. All of the claim. All right there in a Clintonian paragraph.
Whatever the story of the eventual judgment on the very eventful life of the 67th Secretary of state, 42nd presidential candidate of the Democratic party and the 42nd first lady, running a part of your history will always be, to a amazing loss in their second presidential candidate, she refused, the responsibility for their own failings.
Even if it might be bad for the Democrats, not to the bottom, the hard truths of their 2016 swan dive, there is more to the game than the reconstruction of a political party.
The Republicans like to laugh at Americans are concerned about the dramatic changes at the beginning of the Trump era. You should, as the song says, “put a little love in [your] heart.”
It’s fun to laugh, anxious people. It makes a feeling of superiority, especially in the victory, but the number and extent of questions about the stability of our system, even if exaggerated, reflect a country unsure of itself and its future. After decades of a sustainable cross-party attack on the institutions that America runs keep, a lot of people to have the hope abandoned that the system could work.
On Monday, Clinton is an important test failed. To is you had said that, for the benefit of the integrity of the electoral process and urged the voters, to the voters themselves wish to complain of instead, your donors about Russia’s mischief in her, we might have a little more social capital in what could be a very turbulent time.
THE RULE BOOK: LIVING OFF THE LAND
“We can calculate, therefore, that a rich and fertile country, of an area equal to the inhabited extent of the United States, will soon become a national stock.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 38
TIME-OUT: SECRET LOVE IN MOTOWN
New York: “Motown was based in Detroit, and the Motown-the metaphors of the industry: the record company was a machine, a factory, Assembly-line songs, part for part. But the heart of the company was human, and much of the art it generates, can be traced to the efforts of the two brothers, Brian and Eddie Holland, and their friend Lamont Dozier. With all due respect, Smokey Robinson, the Motown Sound, as we know it was Holland-Dozier-Holland, Eddie Holland to go to to ask women for the secrets of their relationships, inner thoughts, hidden hopes, deepest fears. “I always thought that the females were the most interesting topics,’ he once said. This goes somehow in the direction of explain why, even though H-D-H wrote for almost every classic male Motown act, their most memorable work, came up with the Supremes, and by the peculiar instrument that is Diana Ross‘s voice.”
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NEW ETHICS CLOUD FOR TRUMP TRANSITION
The hill: “Donald Trump‘s two older sons are allegedly behind a non-profit, you sold access to the President-elect during the inauguration at the weekend, the Center for Public Integrity reported Monday. The day of the opening of the Foundation provides access to trump in exchange for million-dollar donations to the ‘conservation’ charities, the report said. Donors to the ‘opening day of 2017’ event can get a ‘private reception and photo shoot for up to 16 guests, with President Donald J. Trump,’ a ‘multi-day hunting and/or fishing trip for up to 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and the team, ” and tickets to other inauguration events. According to the Center for Public Integrity, the Foundation was in Dec. 14.”
WaPo: “President-elect, Donald Trump , is preparing the creation of an infrastructure task force’, which will help the implementation of the ambitious government spending program, he intends, after taking office, according to several people briefed on his plans. Important members of the Trump team — including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Stephen K. Bannon, a senior Advisor Stephen Miller and Gary Cohn, the Trump tapped to head the National Economic Council — are all involved in the discussions, according to a person familiar with the initiative. The task force, the head of ” non-Cabinet level,’ said this Person, but would play a critical role in the coordination between the Federal government, the länder and the municipalities as well as private investors, such as the new administration is the injection of hundreds of billions of dollars in projects across the country.”
AUDIBLE: OH, YEAH? SEZ YOU!
“He doesn’t know much. One thing, the [trombone] don’t know how to angry, white men who vote for him.” – Former President Bill Clinton talks with his local newspaper in the Hudson Valley of New York.
“[Bill Clinton] ‘not a lot’ … especially how to get to the people even with an unlimited budget, to votes in the swing states (and more). They focused on the wrong countries” – Donald Trump‘s tweets in response.
Trump ate with Mexican Telecom billionaire and NYT heavyweight Carlos Slim – the weekend – Fox News
Poll: majority of Americans are either pessimistic or uncertain Trump presidency – WSJ
Trump education pick was a big donor to some of the senators in your hearing – Politico
Gingrich proposes Trump pardon advisors who break the rules – Politico
Obama announces record-breaking wave of pardons, commutations – Fox News
Obama used Cold war “red phone” to warn Russia before messing with US-election – NBC News
Michelle Obama says she wants to be a good example, welcome the trumps in the White house – CBS News
Where GOP senators spent big in 2016? Google – National Journal
Portman campaign director Corry Bliss – to-head two big in-house PACs – Columbus Dispatch
Senior Corey Gardner, R-Colo., set to introduce the bill next year to create a cybersecurity Committee – The hill
FROM THE STANDS
“‘…but every American should be concerned about our enemies’ gatekeeper-to-play information available to American voters. Very true. Then again, if a Hacker to find the information for the “public interest”, when our own media is uninterested (or worse, for you), what can be done?” – Mark Hoffman, Des Moines
[Ed. Note: Not to be a stickler, Mr. Hoffmann, but we want to be disinterested in our press, that is, without a rooting interest for each group. We often have a problem with an uninterested press, however, especially when it’s important topics. But the intrusion into the private E-Mail accounts is not something we want reporters to start taking an interest in. There is a difference between digging for a story and steal. The line between legal and illegal, even if the journalistic ethics is not clear. Let me counter and say, I think we live in something of a Golden age for journalism. No, seriously!!! There is so much good work done by so many journalists right now, it is amazing. Unfortunately, much of it is displaced by a sensational clickbait and partisan polemists as a sheet maker, and news women. But, like Agent Mulder told us: “The truth is out there.” The challenge for us as citizens and for me as a journalist is to find. While many people find that Twitter can I find in the first place there is a room for vomiting bile in the internet, it is the largest news aggregator that I have ever known. Just by the journalists whose work I respect, I can a low-cost investment of my time to see a wide range of the big work done today.]
“As the nation seems to be without the California vote in the election would have been won by Mr. Trump, I wonder what the view from the other States in CalExit?” – Jeff Jones, Fillmore, California.
[Ed. Note: And if he went to all those times, Babe Ruth would have had a better hit rate. It is believed that persons residing in California or New York would feel the same way they do to you, if there is a Texit or Florexit. The cause of the Union is that it is indivisible, hopefully, with liberty and justice for all.]
“Chris, I’ve never responded to anything ever posted here. But, and I read and enjoy your tome each day, the post [Monday] was above and beyond brilliant, in both its prose and its content. The brilliance exemplified therein prompted this response. Thank you for your efforts to continue, and I thank you for the education you provide.” – Mike Myers, Osprey, Florida.
[Ed. Note: Sometimes, if I go for a high-altitude art flight, I end up with something more than travel sickness. Sometimes, it works. I’m glad that you, although Monday is one of those times. Many thanks for your very kind words.]
“‘Sewing chaos” I don’t think so. Chaos knit perhaps crochet chaos is more likely, but sewing chaos, never again! Macrame anyone? Keep up the Great work! All the best.” – Guy Goodwin, Lecanto, Florida.
[Ed. Note: Mr. Goodwin, I think, we can say, we were grasping at threads as the deadline approached! Thank you for the friendly rebuke, and readership.]
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WJW: “The father of two 14-year-old students in Middleburg Heights, [Ohio] Junior High School, says that he was angry, as she showed him a photo she snapped her algebra lesson from earlier this month. It reads: “Tony can send 5 texts and 3 act in 19 minutes He could also send 3 texts and 1 nude in 9 minutes. How long would it take to send him a text, and a nude?’ … Superintendent Michael Sheppard , says the math teacher, Daniel Rapp, was issued a written reprimand. “He is a good teacher, and only in this case, used the inappropriate word,” said Sheppard.”
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