If you were a committed Hillary supporter from the start and were in Manhattan last night, at the Javitz Center, you stood for nine emotional hours waiting for Hillary. Five hundred and seventy six days and nine hours later, when it was clear she lost, and you needed her presence . . . Read the rest here.
Frank Calzon asks, Have the Cubans Broken into Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail?
“. . . on October 14, the White House announced a new policy directive on Cuba: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will support broader United States government efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, with Intelligence Community elements working to find opportunities for engagement on areas of common interest through which we could exchange information on mutual threats with Cuban counterparts.”
That demands an answer from the president or Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, to the questions: Is Cuba one of the five nations given a “99 percent chance”? And did Cuba access Clinton’s e-mails? (Rhodes has been leading the continuing secret negotiations with Cuba’s Colonel Alejandro Castro Espín, son of Cuba’s president, Raul Castro, regarding the continuing rapprochement between the two nations.)
To answer Calzon’s question, $5 says not just yes, but hell, yes.
Or, as Capt. Louis put it,
Mary O’Grady posits an interesting scenario,
The Cost of Obama’s Cuba Policy. Exiles who oppose normalization could give Trump Florida’s 29 electoral votes.
Cuban-Americans who initially supported Mr. Obama’s outreach are increasingly disillusioned with an administration strategy that helps the Castros but leaves out the Cuban people. This could affect turnout among left-of-center voters who care about human rights.
The Obama policy also seems to be energizing greater numbers of conservative and independent Cuban-Americans to rally behind the Republican candidate. A New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll released on Oct. 30 had the New York real-estate developer leading Mrs. Clinton 52% to 42% among Cuban-Americans. Some read this as a result of recent Trump efforts in south Florida to make himself a champion of Cuban exiles. But it is more likely a rise in the protest vote.
Carlos Eire posted the full article.
I have observed the following here in Miami, a city unlike any other in the nation:
1. No Hillary bumper stickers, lawn signs, or buttons. Not one to be seen.
2. Several Trump lawn signs, bumper stickers, t-shirts (including the guy where I voted), red hats, and a few trucks with banners.
3. Dismal turnout for Hillary or Kaine rallies, thousands for Trump.
4. Spanish-language pro-Hillary door-to-door canvassing that is outright deceitful.
5. Hillary’s campaign approach for the Hispanics: Pandering, pure and simple. Issues such as the economy or national security are rarely, if ever, mentioned.
In spite, or even perhaps because, of #4 and #5, the enthusiasm is with Trump.
Spanish-language television is diehard pro Hillary Clinton, incessantly, referring to her in obeisance as “Mrs. Hillary”, while Donald Trump is called “Trump” at best, usually in hostile terms.
As far as the Puerto Ricans siding with Hillary, I’ve yet to find any whi would admit to it. Instead, several Puerto Rican women are appalled that Hillary showed up with gangster moll Alicia Machado. Likewise with Venezuelans who are U.S. citizens.
Speaking of which, Obama’s answer to Gina Rodríguez’s question didn’t get him any points with anyone who has legally undergone the process to become a U.S. citizen. It was the talk at last night’s dinner.
Regarding Hillary’s famous get out the vote efforts, her campaign did not return the calls of one steadfast supporter.
We’ll find out soon enough how it all works out.
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.
The Clintons only were better at it than most; This election’s real issue is,
How do you stop that kind of corruption?
Jude Sheerin of BBC News asks, What really happened with the Clintons in Haiti?, and posts this graphic (click on image),
Mr Clinton’s own office at the UN found 9% of the foreign aid cash went to the Haitian government and 0.6% to local organisations.
The bulk of it went to UN agencies, international aid groups, private contractors and donor countries’ own civilian and military agencies.
For answers, you may want to read How the Clintons Worked the Angles in Haiti,
More Clinton Shenanigans in Haiti. Emails show the State Department and the Clinton Foundation collaborated on policy
Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows
In interviews with The Washington Post, both [Tony] Rodham and the chief executive of Delaware-based VCS Mining said they were introduced at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative — an offshoot of the Clinton Foundation that critics have long alleged invites a blurring of its charitable mission with the business interests of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their corporate donors.
Commenter Luis asks,
Why does Jude Sheeran/BBC not tell us more about exactly what that $5.4 billion/89% did for the Haitians? What exactly did the “UN agencies, international aid groups, private contractors and donor countries own civilian and military agencies” do with that tidy sum of money?
AND, how much did the Clintons actually rake in? Only $9.04 billion?
AND, the chart shows where the $6.04 billion donated by “bilateral and multilateral” donors–whatever those designations mean–went, but it does not tell us where the $3 billion from “individuals and companies” went.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 3, 2016
Linked to by summer patriot, winter soldier. Thank you!
Freddie and Lawrence, Hillary and Bill,
Under Lawrence’s tutoring, Martin’s character Freddie learns how to become smoothly urbane and elegant, so he’ll be more suited for the sophisticated scams,
So it was with the Clintons. They transformed themselves from two rather unattractive characters into people who tie up traffic after getting $1,200 haircuts ($600 for cut, $600 for color) paid by the proceeds of their influence peddling.
Read about the Dirty rotten scoundrels.
The Vatican and Argentina’s bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country’s “dirty war” and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused church members of complicity with the military dictatorship. The 3,000 files being released, though, are a fraction of the documentation believed to be in the possession of the Argentine church.
A joint statement Tuesday by the Vatican and the Argentine bishops’ conference said the process of digitizing the archives had been completed and that procedures to access the information would be forthcoming. No date was set, and the opening for now is restricted to victims, detainees, their relatives and the religious superiors of victims who were priests or nuns.
Gold Rush in Bolivia sparks conflict between miners and the community. Community members and miners are clashing north of Bolivia’s La Paz. Meanwhile, Bolivian Amazon rivers are being affected by the excessive dumping of mercury.
Even as President Michel Temer struggles to assure investors that Brazil is politically stable, this month’s municipal elections show restless voters fed up with Brazil’s ruling class and willing to gamble on unconventional newcomers
What could possibly go wrong? Congress: Cuba to Share Critical U.S. Intel With Iranian Spies. Intel sharing with Cuba endangers America, lawmakers warn
He said that the action-oriented outcome document, known as the New Urban Agenda, enshrined now in the ‘Quito Declaration on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All,’ should be seen as an extension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed by 193 Member States of the UN in September 2015.
Following a report in the Washington Post that the foundation raked in millions from foreign governments while Clinton was at the State Department, Clinton’s team discussed over email how to address questions about the Algeria donation from other outlets.
Government has announced plans to augment the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in western Jamaica in an effort to have speedier and more effective response to any violent upsurge in that section of the island
COPA Launches New Low Cost Carrier to Colombia and More (H/T JC)
Panama’s Copa Holdings has unveiled a new low-cost carrier, Wingo, as it aims to turn its loss-making Colombian operations around.
Bogota-based Wingo will operate its first flight on 1 December, and will take over all of Copa Colombia’s routes except its flights to and from Panama City.
Possible new home for Gitmo ex-detainee unhappy in Uruguay, but Lord knows where,
The group did not say which country made the offer and it was unclear if Dhiab has travel documents. Uruguayan officials did not respond to requests for comment on Saturday.
We know that
a trove of emails described by the F.B.I. director as pertinent to the now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton.
. . .
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the tens of thousands.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 28, 2016
By all appearances, the FBI appears to have him on sexting a minor, which may qualify sexual misconduct. If the girl involved was not yet fifteen years old at the time Weiner did the sexting, things may look dismal indeed.
So my question is, did Weiner and his attorneys offer that computer as a bargaining chip?
Especially if the computer contained emails destroyed after they were subpoenaed?
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.