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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Thomas Friedman, "How Clinton Could Knock Trump Out": How a Pathological Liar Could Lay to Rest the Crown Prince of Narcissists

"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."

- Robert Goodloe Harper, 1798

"Thank you, Vladimir, may I have another?"

- President Barack Obama, 2016

In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "How Clinton Could Knock Trump Out," Thomas Friedman tells us:

"There are a lot of center-right, business Republicans today feeling orphaned by Trump. They can’t vote for him — but a lot of them still claim they can’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary, either. Clinton should be reaching out to them with a real pro-growth, start-up, deregulation, entrepreneurship agenda and give them a positive reason to vote for her."

A scintillating thought were it not for the fact that Hillary already went on record as saying:

"And don't let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you, that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

Go back to sleep, Tom.

In other news, we have The Washington Post telling us today in an editorial entitled "Stop trusting Putin on Syria":

"Time and again, the secretary has declared that Russia must deliver or suffer consequences, such as a U.S. 'Plan B' for Syria. Each time, Moscow has disregarded the jawboning — and Mr. Kerry has responded not with consequences but with new appeals for cooperation and more U.S. concessions. On Monday, he said, 'We will see in the course of the next hours, few days, whether or not that dynamic' with Russia 'can be changed.' But then, he spoke nearly the same words six months ago."

Meanwhile, in a Wall Street Journal article entitled "U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed " by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, we learn:

"The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said."

According to the article, US officials are claiming this wasn't a ransom payment. Yeah, right.


  1. According to the WH,the 400 mil is part of a 1970's arms deal,totaling 1.7 billion? Really? I call BS.It's an action that fits with Obama's personality and deals off of the table.
    Is this factored into Obama's 20 trillion debt legacy?

  2. in interesting news NOT in the NYT, seems the Clintons DO know how to create some jobs:

    Clinton Cronies Get Their Tentacles on NYC’s Top Cop, Bill Bratton

    "A shady firm with deep ties to Bill and Hil made lifelong cop Bill Bratton an offer so good, he left the leadership of the country’s largest police force. What’s next?"

    Seems Clint Eastwood just formed the Anti-Pussy Party:

    "ESQ: What do you think of Hillary?

    CE: What about her? I mean, it's a tough voice to listen to for four years. It could be a tough one. If she's just gonna follow what we've been doing, then I wouldn't be for her.

    ESQ: But if the choice is between her and Trump, what do you do?

    CE: That's a tough one, isn't it? I'd have to go for Trump … you know, 'cause she's declared that she's gonna follow in Obama's footsteps. There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She's made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician. I'm sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.

    "I'd say get to work and start being more understanding of everybody. But get in there and get it done. Kick ass and take names." —Clint Eastwood


    ESQ: Politically, you're the Anti-Pussy party?

    SE: That's right. No candy-asses.

    CE: Yeah, I'm anti–the pussy generation. Not to be confused with pussy.

    SE: All of us are pro-pussy.