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Jerry Brown scolds Fresno sheriff in voice mail over Proposition 57 mailer

The "very thoughtful" Jerry Brown

The “very thoughtful” Jerry Brown

From Sacramento Bee: In his effort to pass a ballot measure to make certain nonviolent felons eligible for early release, Gov. Jerry Brown has turned to direct confrontation – scolding a California sheriff in a voice mail for what he called a “malicious” mailer opposing the measure.

“Hey Margaret, I got that mailing on Prop. 57 that you signed,” Brown said in a message received by Margaret Mims, the sheriff of Fresno County, and obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

In the voice mail, Brown objected to campaign’s distribution of a card featuring a prisoner that “you said would be released under my proposition.”

“I just want you to know that’s completely false, and that makes that mailer extremely false, and I would even say malicious,” Brown, a Democrat, told the sheriff, a Republican.

He accused Mims of employing “scare tactics that I think are unbecoming of a public official, and certainly will not build the kind of mutual respect and trust that we all need to do our jobs.”

Opponents of Brown’s measure have been distributing sportslike trading cards with photographs of prisoners convicted of heinous crimes under the headline, “Meet your new neighbor.” Though it was unclear what prisoner was featured in the card Brown received, Proposition 57 does not define what constitutes a “nonviolent” crime, and opponents of the measure have sought to highlight criminals convicted of such “nonviolent” crimes as certain kinds of rape.

The Brown administration has said it anticipates implementing regulations to carry out Proposition 57 that would disqualify from early release inmates who must register as sex offenders, though that language is not written into his measure.

Sheriff Mims

Sheriff Mims

Brown told Mims, “This guy was sentenced to 100 years, and he’s a registered sex offender, and on both accounts would not be getting out.” Referring to an upcoming meeting of sheriffs, Brown told Mims, “So, that’s all I can say. Maybe I’ll see you up at the sheriffs’ meeting. Thanks.”

Asked about the voice mail on Wednesday, Brown said, “Very thoughtful, I thought.”

Mims confirmed in a statement that she received the voicemail. “After listening to it, I took the measure of reconfirming that the inmate in the mailer is in fact eligible for release if the Governor’s initiative passes. It is troublesome that the Governor is not aware of the details of his own initiative.

Read the full text of Proposition 57 here.

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Professor says Trump is so bad, university class doesn’t have to be balanced

The good professor...

The good professor…

From Fox News: Critics have accused academia of subtly indoctrinating students with a liberal agenda for years, but the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency has brought one Pennsylvania political science professor out into the open.

Gettysburg College Prof. Kathleen Iannello announced in an Op-Ed penned for Philly.com that she will not even try to treat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP choice Trump equally because, in her mind, Trump is a “lightning rod for promoting further hate.”

“My approach for the fall semester will be boldly honest: It is a disservice to students to attempt to provide balance when I know that balance is an offense to the truth,” Iannello wrote.

In the column, titled “Balanced Presentation A Dishonest Exercise In Presidential Race,” Iannello admits that, “as a liberal, [she has] no problem extolling the virtues of Democrats.”

To prove her fairness, Iannello notes that she has assigned readings of moderate Republicans and has even offered praise for Ronald Reagan. But Trump is another story, she claimed.

“His harsh and distasteful commentary regarding religious and ethnic groups, as well as women, only serves as a lightning rod for promoting further hate,” Iannello wrote. “He displays neither a record of public service nor an understanding of the word statesmanship. In the history of our country, it is hard to recall anyone less prepared to take office.

When asked by The College Fix if her stance would be fair to students who might not share her politics, Iannello said it would. “I can assure you that all students will have a voice in my classes,” she told the site.

Officials at Gettysburg College said they believe the class will be fair, too. “It’s an important part of our mission as a liberal arts institution to ensure that ideas can be shared openly, and we have every confidence that students will be given opportunity to express their views freely in their classes,” a spokesperson told the site.

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Students who claim to have taken Iannello’s classes in the past may doubt her ability to tolerate dissenting opinions. “Professor Iannello means well and is a decent teacher, but she preaches her liberal propaganda way too much in class,” read a 2008 entry on Ratemyprofessor.com, adding, “she is not open to new ideas and is very closed-minded on her beliefs.”

Other entries described her as “intimidating if you lean right” and a person who gives “conservatives a hard time.” “If you’re a right-winger, be prepared to walk into a brick wall whenever you enter the classroom,” one review states.

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Hillary Clinton refuses to release her up-to-date detailed medical records

The MSM no longer even bother to conceal their partisanship, but openly admit they are abandoning all pretenses of journalistic objectivity to promote and protect Hillary Clinton. See:

The latest example is ABC News taking down the web-page of a KABC radio interview with television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, in which he called the symptoms displayed by Hillary “bizarre” and said he’s concerned about the “1950s level of care” Hillary is receiving because “It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid.”

The MSM are trying to dismiss questions about Hillary’s health as malicious rumors of “conspiracy theorists,” one of the MSM’s favorite terms of abuse, as if there are no real conspiracies.

But if all is well with Hillary, let’s just settle this once and for all.

Let’s see Hillary Clinton’s up-to-date, detailed medical records! A website is even offering a $1 million reward for those records.

But she is refusing to do that.

Fox News reports Aug. 20, 2016, that the only medical record of Hillary which her campaign released was a SUMMARY from her doctor, Lisa Bardack, more than a year ago, declaring that Hillary was “fit to serve” as president. (In contrast, 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain released the full 1,173 pages of his medical records.)

In the July 28, 2015 letter, Dr. Bardack, an internist in Mount Kisco, N.Y., declared Hillary as:

“a healthy 67-year-old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies. Her past medical history is notable for a deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and in 2009, an elbow fracture in 2009 and a concussion in 2012…. Mrs. Clinton’s current medications include Armour Thyroid, antihistamines, Vitamin B12 and Coumadin…. In summary, Mrs. Clinton…is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

Note the careful choice of the word “include” in the phrase “whose current medical conditions include . . . .”

Below are screenshots I took of Dr. Bardack’s July 28, 2015 “Healthcare Statement” on Hillary Rodham Clinton. (You can see the original in PDF form here.)

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Does this (see below) look to you like a woman “in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States”?

Hillary Clinton being helped up the stairs to a fundraiser in Charleston, SC, Feb. 24, 2016 — the same occasion when strange bulges on her back under her roomy green coat suggest she was wearing a defibrillator vest. The black man on her left is neurologist, Dr. Oladotun Okunola, who had been seen at her side, carrying a Diazepam auto-injector pen.

And does this hole in Hillary’s tongue look like she’s “in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States”? Seriously?
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This is the same Dr. Lisa Bardack who is rumored to have penned a one-page memo stating Hillary Clinton has a form of dementia called Subcortical Vascular Dementia, as well as worsening and more frequent black-outs, uncontrollable twitching, memory loss and complex partial brain seizures from that 2012 concussion. See below.

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Last Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, pressed about Hillary’s health, her campaign’s chief strategist Joel Benenson finally responded.

As reported by Nick Gass for Politico — the same Politico whose chief investigative reporter Ken Vogel obligingly colluded with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to protect Hillary  — Benenson said the campaign has no plans to release Hillary’s up-to-date detailed medical records. He “sees no reason to put out an update on her health” and denounced the rumors of her ill health as “ludicrous” “trumped-up allegations” that “do not even rise to a level of rebuttal.”

For her part, Hillary’s campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri blames that tired old trope — “the vast right-wing conspiracy”. Palmieri said, “Donald Trump is simply parroting lies based on fabricated documents promoted by Roger Stone and his right-wing allies”.

The American people disagree.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey found that 59% of voters believe all major presidential candidates should release at least their most recent medical records to the public. That figure is up from 38% of Americans in May 2014, when questions about Clinton’s health were first being raised. (Incredibly, 30% of voters don’t think presidential candidates should have to release their recent medical records; 11% are undecided.)

Dr. Jan Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), thinks that “the questions being raised are legitimate given that it impacts who leads our nation. As a physician, you cannot help but to ask questions.” She said she has received both positive and negative responses to her recent column on the AAPS’s blog which asks whether Hillary “medically unfit” to serve as president.

Fox News says Hillary’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack’s office “declined to comment.”

Hillary’s campaign blaming legitimate questions about her health on a “right-wing conspiracy” is almost funny because, as already admitted by the New York Times and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, it is the MSM who are engaged in a vast left-wing conspiracy to promote, protect, and conceal the truths about Hillary Clinton.

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H/t “Barry Soetoro Esq” for the video.

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton’s thugs threaten to shut down Breitbart and theaters showing ‘Hillary’s America’

She hasn’t [yet] been elected President, but Hillary already is stomping down on our First Amendment right to free speech.

Blake Neff reports for The Daily Caller, Aug. 18, 2016, that in a fundraising email, Hillary’s deputy communications director Christina Reynolds said that the conservative, pro-Trump Breitbart.com has no “right to exist,” and that if Hillary is if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

A day before Reynold’s email, on Wednesday, August 17, Trump had recruited Breitbart News‘ executive chairman Stephen Bannon to be the CEO of the Trump campaign.

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds is a Democratic Party apparatchik who had worked in the Obama White House (see her profile here).

Calling Breitbart News “a fringe website where there’s no opinion too ugly, too divisive, or too outright crazy to be worth breathless promotion,” Reynolds writes:

“We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.

Breitbart is something different. They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.

It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.”

Meanwhile, Hillary’s minions reportedly are threatening movie theaters to prevent them from screening Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, Hillary’s America.

A poster on Free Republic who calls himself Swordmaker claims that on the night of August 17, 2016, his friend was told by the manager of Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 movie theater in El Dorado Hills, California that they’re pulling D’Souza’s Hillary’s America because they were threatened with a lawsuit. As recounted by Swordmaker:

“Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see “Hillary’s America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” the newest documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing.

I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week there were about a dozen screens with it. I expanded my search area.

The closest theater showing the movie was in El Dorado Hills, the Regal Eldorado Hills Stadium 16 [sic], almost 60 miles away from Lodi and 70 miles from Stockton. There was another in Roseville, which was 80 miles away from Lodi. The El Dorado Hills theater listed showings for the rest of the week.

When my friend and his group got there, my friend ran into the manager of the theater and thanked him for showing the film. The manager informed him that this showing was going to be the last showing because that afternoon a group of people had come in and told him that if showed it beyond today, they were going to see that the Projectionist’s Union was going to pull his projection staff and his theater was going to be sued for whatever they could think of to sue him for. He said, I just work for the chain and their policy is if we are threatened to pull the film and be done with it. I don’t have the resources to fight, much as I want to. He further said, the grapevine among theaters is they’ve been doing it where ever “Hillary’s America” is showing, starting in the big theaters in the cities and working outward to the outlying areas. That’s why none of the theaters have it anymore! None of the theaters are willing to stand up to them because they all have union projectionists and they do not want a lawsuit they’d have to defend!

Here’s a trailer of Hillary’s America:

And here’s a free documentary, Hillary Clinton Exposed:

H/t What Really Happened

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~Eowyn

No records that top Clinton aides Mills or Abedin received ethics training

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From Daily Mail: State Department records do not show Hillary Clinton’s top aides completing their ethics training on an annual basis as legally required.

A set of documents provided to McClatchy by the Republican National Committee that were later made available online do not show Clinton, her chief of staff Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Protocol Dennis Cheng, Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan and others having taken the required course.

The State Department says it’s possible that they did take the yearly ethics trainings and blamed sloppy record keeping for the lack of documentation.

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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said today that it ‘would make sense,’ though, that Clinton’s employees skipped the training ‘since Hillary was planning a criminal enterprise trading government favors for cash.’

The Republican has alleged that Clinton took advantage of her position at the State Department to institute a ‘pay for play’ scheme that rewarded major donors to her family’s charity with government favors.

Trump says he’ll introduce ethics reforms in the executive branch if he wins the White House.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, should be held accountable for her employees’ negligence. ‘The State Department’s own regulations say the responsibility for carrying out the agency’s ethics program rests with the secretary, and by all accounts, it was never a priority for Hillary Clinton,’ Priebus said.

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The GOP elections chief said, ‘The complete absence of records showing Clinton and her top aides completed annual ethics trainings required by federal law is par for the course for her tenure as secretary of state, where the rules didn’t seem to apply and pay-to-play was the name of the game. ‘Too much is at stake in this country to have our next president compromised by conflicts of interest with foreign donors and besieged by one scandal after another.’

The Clinton campaign did not provide McClatchy with a response to the allegations, and it did not immediately respond to a request from DailyMail.com. 

Several of the aides that State could not produce documents still work for Clinton on her campaign staff. Sullivan, Cheng and Abedin all have senior roles in her White House effort. Cheng and deputy assistant secretary Philippe Reines both took their new employee ethics training, McClatchy reported. The documents do not show them completing the requirement in subsequent years.

A spokeswoman for the State Department told McClatchy she could not comment on individual cases because the government is barred from sharing employee records under the Privacy Act.

The State Department official, Elizabeth Trudeau, said that she would, however, ‘caution against drawing any conclusions simply from the absence of documentation provided in response to a FOIA request.’

McClatchy says that officials indicated that State may not have kept track of the records before the training was offered online at the end of Clinton’s four-year tenure.

In one email exchange from Clinton’s final months in office that was obtained by the RNC through a Freedom of Information Act Request Abedin is informed by a State Department official that she is delinquent on the training and must take it online or through an attorney in the next two weeks.  It’s unclear from the documents State provided in response to the RNC’s federal lawsuit whether she complied.

Trump’s campaign accused Clinton of being ‘focused on personal enrichment’ instead of State Department business.  ‘The Middle East went up in flames and ISIS exploded onto the globe. Now, all the people who’ve been paying off Hillary for years are funding her campaign,’ National Policy Director Stephen Miller said.

He added, ‘Mr. Trump has proposed new ethics reforms to restore honor to our government, while Hillary Clinton is calculating how much money she can make selling the office of the Presidency for profit.’

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NYT openly advocates NYT openly advocates abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump

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A recent survey found that only 6% of Americans trust the media.

But the MSM have outdone even themselves in their coverage of the 2016 presidential election by abandoning all pretenses at being objective. See, for example:

Now, the New York Times (NYT), the premier national U.S. newspaper, not openly admits their abandonment of objective journalism in their coverage of Donald Trump, in an act of unbridled chutzpah, they actually blame Trump for it, arguing that objective coverage only benefits his campaign by providing him with free publicity.

Chutzpah (definition): A Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word ḥutspâ (חֻוצְפָּה), meaning “insolence”, “cheek” or “audacity”.

Jim RutenbergIn an August 7, 2016 article titled “Trump is Testing the Norms of Objectivity in Journalism,” Jim Rutenberg, NYT‘s mediator, writes:

If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies [Note how Rutenberg equates racism with nationalism or love of one’s nation ~Eowyn], that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?

Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career. If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.

But the question that everyone is grappling with is: Do normal standards apply? And if they don’t, what should take their place? […]

But let’s face it: Balance has been on vacation since Mr. Trump stepped onto his golden Trump Tower escalator last year to announce his candidacy. For the primaries and caucuses, the imbalance played to his advantage, captured by the killer statistic of the season: His nearly $2 billion in free media was more than six times as much as that of his closest Republican rival. […]

To justify the media’s abandonment of journalistic objectivity, Rutenberg cites MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough:

Mr. Scarborough, a frequent critic of liberal media bias, said he was concerned that Mr. Trump was becoming increasingly erratic, and asked rhetorically, “How balanced do you have to be when one side is just irrational?

Finally, Rutenberg justifies why journalists must abandon objectivity and fairness when it comes to Trump because they are simply saving Americans from what Rutenberg knows will be a horrible Trump presidency:

It would also be an abdication of political journalism’s most solemn duty: to ferret out what the candidates will be like in the most powerful office in the world.

It may not always seem fair to Mr. Trump or his supporters. But journalism shouldn’t measure itself against any one campaign’s definition of fairness. It is journalism’s job to be true to the readers and viewers, and true to the facts, in a way that will stand up to history’s judgment. To do anything less would be untenable.

In other words, it’s Donald Trump’s fault: He’s crazy, and so journalists shouldn’t be fair in their reporting because their more important job is to prevent someone crazy like him to become President.

Rutenberg is simply saying what my erstwhile socialist friend Stephanie once said, in a fit of frustration after losing an argument: “I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

Rutenberg’s version of Stephanie is:

“We journalists have made up our minds about Trump! There’ll be no objective reporting from us ’cause we don’t want to confuse you with facts!”

H/t FOTM reader edscam

~Eowyn

How we know the Trump vs. Hillary polls are wrong

The polls keep saying Hillary Clinton is out-polling Donald Trump.

But we know of at least one case in which a major poll was rigged to show Hillary winning.

Breitbart reports, July 30, 2016, that on the heels of a Breitbart News report that shows a 17-point swing towards Trump and away from Hillary, Reuters news service “back-rigged” its polling data to show Hillary in a better light.

As political polling pioneer Pat Caddell explained, Reuters dropped the “Neither” option from their presidential campaign tracking polls and then went back and reconfigured previously released polls to present different results with a reinterpretation of the “Neither” responses in those polls.

Note: Thomas Reuters, owner of the Reuters News Service, is among the top-tier donors ($1-5 million) to the Clinton Foundation. See “News media are big donors to Hillary’s corrupt Clinton Foundation“.

Caddell said Reuters “decided to go back and revise their numbers in a formula that removes voters or allocates them,” and called what Reuters did an unprecedented act of professional malpractice that “comes as close as I have ever seen to cooking the results. I suppose you can get away with it in polling because there are no laws. But, if this was accounting, they would put them in jail.”

Our eyes also don’t lie.

Here’s photographic evidence that the polls are wrong.

Below are pics from Trump rallies (source: Weebly):

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And here’s a huge and really enthusiastic mob at a Hillary rally:
Hillary Clinton rallyBut don’t just take the photographic evidence. Here are some headlines that you don’t see reported by New York Times, Washington Post, or the alphabet TV networks:

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit:

“Trump has more than ten times the number of people at his campaign events than Hillary has at hers since August 1st.  More than 100,000 people have shown up for Trump events since the beginning of August (with many more turned away due to the events reaching capacity).  Hillary on the other hand hasn’t even had one tenth of that….”

Intriguingly, despite a majority of opinion polls showing the 2016 presidential election going to Hillary Clinton, a smartphone app developer says his data say Donald Trump will be the victor.

As reported by USA Today, August 13, 2016, Ric Militi, co-founder of San Diego-based Crazy Raccoons and maker of the Zip question and answer phone app that was launched this February, poses questions and polls responses based on an average of 100,000 daily users. Some 64% told Zip they would vote for Trump, compared to 36% for Clinton. In contrast, the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll has Clinton leading Trump, 42% to 36%.

How can Zip’s results be so different? Militi explains:

“We’re not a poll. We’re a conversation, and 100% anonymous. People feel comfortable answering questions without fear of being bullied or being called a racist. People can express themselves safely, and you get a pure answer.”

H/t GiGi & josephbc69

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~Eowyn