Category Archives: Hillary Clinton

More ‘Drain the Swamp’ of the State Department

One of Donald John Trump’s campaign promises was “Drain the Swamp”.

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The State Department is notorious for being a bastion of liberal bureaucrats even in Republican administrations. It is also a corrupt bureaucracy.

Recall that in the 3+ years (2009-2013) when Hillary Clinton headed the department as U.S. Secretary of State, she used the State Department as a personal “pay-for-play” fiefdom, while she took foreign policy orders from George Soros. See:

Recall also how uncooperative the State Department was in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s illicit private email server. See:

Then there is the State Department’s “7th Floor Group” that an FBI document identified as America’s “shadow government”. (See “FBI confirms U.S. has a shadow government“)

So if any federal bureaucracy’s swamp needed draining, the State Department is top of the list.

Even before Rex Tillerson was confirmed as Secretary of State, the draining of the State Department swamp already had begun with the resignation of four senior staffers. One of them is none other than a member of the 7th Floor GroupPatrick F. Kennedy (no relation to the Kennedy clan), long-time Undersecretary for Management who had been with the State Department since 1973.

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Happily, the draining of the swamp is continuing under new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

CBS News reports that on February 16, 2017, while Rex Tillerson was on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, much of the 7th Floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told their services were no longer needed. These staffers are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the regional expertise is centered.

Daniel Halper of the New York Post observed the obvious — that the firing of the 7th Floor Group is “a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.”

amb-kristie-kenneyOne of those who were laid off is Ambassador Kristie Kenney, the Counselor of the State Department and a career foreign service officer who had served as an ambassador under Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton. Kenney was one of the last remaining senior officials. Her staff was told that Secretary Tillerson does not intend to fill the counselor’s position anytime soon.

The Trump administration has sent clear signals that many key foreign policy portfolios will be controlled directly by the White House, rather than through the professional diplomats. As an example, not a single State Department official was included in the White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner – who has  no regional expertise or diplomatic experience –  had a greater role in the meeting than the Secretary of State Tillerson.

tom-countrymanTom Countryman, Former Assistant Secetary for Non-Proliferation who was let go earlier this month, griped: “It is irresponsible to let qualified, nonpartisan, experienced people go before you have any idea of their replacement. You can’t do foreign policy by sitting in the White House, just out of your back pocket.” Countryman worries that the White House intends to not rely on the State Department for foreign policy and that no one will be left in the department to challenge the edicts drawn up in the Oval Office.

State Department spokesman R.C. Hammond, a new hire at the State Department who previously worked for Newt Gingrich, did not respond to the specific question of what motivated the layoffs but provided the following statement: “As part of the transition from one administration to the next we continue to build out our team. The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats. We are appreciative to any American who dedicates their talents to public service.‎”

~Eowyn

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Ryan Murphy Reveals ‘American Horror Story’ Will Tackle 2016 Presidential Election

How original.

From Hollywood Reporter: Ryan Murphy is pulling inspiration straight from the 2016 presidential election for the next season of American Horror Story (AHS).

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the prolific producer revealed that season seven of the FX anthology series will tackle the Nov. 8 election that saw Donald Trump defeat former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The next season “is going to be about the election that we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people,” Murphy told Cohen while promoting his new FX anthology series, Feud.

When pressed for details from Cohen, particularly whether there will be a character based on President Trump, Murphy responded with a coy “Maybe.”

AHS was renewed for two more seasons in January. Series mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have already been confirmed to return. Season seven, Murphy also revealed Wednesday, begins shooting in June.

AHS wouldn’t be the only series to address the most recent presidential election. The upcoming Good Wife spinoff, premiering Sunday, opens with Christine Baranski’s character watching President Trump’s inauguration. Black-ish discussed the surprising results of the election in a recent episode. South Park has also covered the election frequently.

As for series specifically depicting the president, Scandal famously featured a similar presidential candidate last season in Gregg Henry’s character. Meanwhile, Gary Cole played a businessman-turned-politician loosely inspired by Trump in a twice-delayed episode of Law & Order: SVU that has yet to air.

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Hillary Clinton’s changing appearance: Special lighting and body double

I have posted before on the puzzling changing appearances of Hillary Clinton. See:

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Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now have an answer.

On Feb. 26, 2015, John Podesta received a forwarded email from asowers@shangrila.us, of a long email chain from Patrick Woodroffe (of lighting designers Woodroffe Bassett Design) to Huma Abedin and others on procuring two lighting directors to provide Hillary Clinton with special, i.e., flattering lighting for all her campaign appearances.

Below are the pertinent quotes from Woodroffe’s email, followed by screenshots I took of those quotes. To see the email on WikiLeaks, go here.

sending to you all again with some more edits and clarification on the idea of two lighting directors. Wanted to make it clear that only ever one at any time attending and being paid!”

I think we are all agreed that the idea of HRC’s campaign having someone who is specifically looking out for the way she is lit in all her television and public appearances, is an important one.”

“We should also meet and of the clothing, hair and make up people you have in place with a view to working as a team to make a complete package.”

“I am suggesting that we have not one, but two people to be available on call. Only one of them will ever be on the on the touring team at any a time, but they will both know exactly what is required of them and they will both be known by the campaign staff.”

“Personally I don’t believe that the fact that HRC has people who take care of her hair, make-up and lighting is such a big deal, but although we will do everything in our power to avoid such a leak, we should also be clear as to how we respond if the thing is ever made public.”

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After she lost the election, there was no longer any need for special lighting/makeup/hair, which would account for why Hillary looked like a cadaver in her first post-election public appearance on November 17, 2017:

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Another explanation for why Hillary Clinton sometimes looked younger and better during the 2016 presidential campaign is the employment of a body double.

Below is a video on compelling evidence that Hillary Clinton used a body double. As Professor Jim Fetzer explains:

“The ratio of the distance between the pupils to the bottom of the upper teeth . . . appears to be constant throughout one’s life. Hillary had an eye-teeth ratio of 1/1.2, but her double–who was by far the best and even substituted for her during the debates–had an eye-teeth ratio of 1/1.06.”

See also Fetzer’s latest outstanding post on Michael Vabner being alleged Sandy Hook child victim Noah Pozner: “Sandy Hook Charade: ‘Noah Pozer’ was Michael Vabner as a Child“.

~Eowyn

Marriages, family & friendships break up because of 2016 election

Bloomberg reports that for 10 years, the American Psychological Association (APA) has been running a”Stress in America” survey, usually finding that stress is caused by three primary factors—money, work, and the economy.

Then came the 2016 presidential election.

So the APA added some election-related questions to its annual poll last August, and found that more than half of Americans (52%), both Democrats and Republicans, were anxious about the vote. Last month, just before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the APA conducted an additional poll to check on the nation’s mental health. The poll found that Americans’ stress levels in January were worse than in August: 57% of respondents said the current political climate was a very or somewhat significant source of stress. 

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A Reuters/Ipsos poll of 6,426 people across all 50 states in January-February, taken 3 months after the 2016 election, found that the rancor has not dissipated as it has in the aftermath of other recent contentious U.S. elections. The gulf between Republicans and Democrats actually widened from hardening of ideological positions, which makes political compromise more difficult and increases distrust in government. (Source: Reuters)

The contention and stress show in workplace, marriage, and friendship.

Workplace

According to a Wall Street Journal report, a new survey by BetterWorks Systems Inc. found that employees are spending a substantial chunk of their work hours reading, chatting and even clashing with their colleagues about politics, which leaves less time and attention for employees’ actual jobs. The poll of 500 full-time working adults conducted from January 31 to February 2 after President Trump’s first days in office found that:

  • 29% of workers report being less productive since the election.
  • 87% are reading social-media posts about politics during the workday.
  • More than a fifth read 20 or more posts, which adds up to an average of two hours a day spent talking or reading about politics.
  • 22% spend three or more hours each day on such activities.
  • Almost a third of those surveyed said their co-workers spend more time talking about politics than work.
  • Nearly half said they have seen a political conversation morph into an argument at the office since the November election.

Family and Friends

The January-February Reuters/Ipsos poll found that:

  • 17% said they had blocked a family member or close friend on social media because of the election, up 3 percentage points from October.
  • 39% of respondents reported arguing with family and friends over politics — a 6% increase since the height of the 2016 campaign last October.
  • 16% said they have stopped talking to a family member or friend because of the election — a phenomenon that more characterizes Democrat/Hillary voters, 22% of whom said they have stopped talking to a family member or friend.
  • Overall, 13% of respondents had gone beyond not talking to ending a relationship with a family member or close friend over the election, compared to 12% last October.

Arguing over Trump has become a bitter reality for many Americans. Some personal anecdotes:

  • Sue Koren, 57, a Clinton supporter in Dayton, Ohio, said she can barely speak to her two Trump-backing sons and has unfriended “maybe about 50” people on Facebook who support Trump. She said, “Life is not what it was before the election. It’s my anger, my frustration, my disbelief. They think our current president is a hero and I think he’s a nut.”
  • George Ingmire, 48, a radio documentary producer in New Orleans, said he broke off a close relationship with an uncle who had helped him through his father’s suicide because of his uncle’s fervent support for Trump. Ingmire said, “We had some back and forth and it just got really deep, really ugly. I don’t see this ever being fixed.”
  • LeShanda Loatman, 35, a black Republican real estate agent from Delaware who voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, has severed ties on social media with former co-workers and old friends over their support for Trump and their criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Rob Brunello, 25, a truck driver of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, said he’s faced a backlash from friends and family for backing Trump. Brunello said, “It’s been pretty rough for me. People couldn’t believe Trump could beat Hillary. They are having a hard time adjusting to it.”
  • William Lomey, 64, a retired cop in Philadelphia, no longer speaks with a gay friend he grew up with after they clashed on Facebook over the election. Lomey said, “Once people found out I had voted for Trump the stuff started flying. I questioned him on a few things, he didn’t like it, he blew up and left me a nasty message and we haven’t talked since.”

Marriage

Political and partisan divisions even broke up marriages.

Gayle McCormick, 73, a retired California prison guard who’s a self-described “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” separated from her husband of 22 years when he casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a “deal breaker.”  McCormick felt “betrayed” by her husband’s support for Trump: “It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump. I felt like I had been fooling myself. It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger.”

Eventually, McCormick’s husband changed his mind about Trump and wrote in former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich in November. By then, McCormick had decided to strike out on her own. While the couple plans to vacation together and will not get divorced because “we’re too old for that,” McCormick recently settled in her own place in Bellingham, Washington because “It really came down to the fact I needed to not be in a position where I had to argue my point of view 24/7. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing that.”

Some good news

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also found that:

  • Many people reported their relationships have not suffered because of the election. About 40% had not argued with a family member or friend over the race.
  • The election also enabled a significant number to forge new bonds: 21% said they became friends with someone they did not know because of the election.

How about you? Take our poll!

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton loyalist invokes Pizzagate in tweet on Mike Flynn’s resignation

Philippe Reines, 47, is a Hillary Clinton loyalist:

  • From 2002–2009, he was Senior Advisor & Press Secretary for then Senator Hillary Clinton.
  • In 2009, Reines followed Hillary to the State Department as her senior advisor.
  • Reines was quickly promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications in 2010.
  • In the 2016 presidential election, he stood in for Donald Trump in Hillary’s debate preparations.

Reines is currently a “political consultant” and the managing director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC, a Washington, DC-based strategic advisory firm that claims to specialize in matters of international policy, foreign affairs, national defense, cyber, intelligence, and homeland security.

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Yesterday, General Mike Flynn resigned from being President Trump’s national security adviser and apologized for telling then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence an untruth — that Flynn had not discussed the issue of sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

Rejoicing at the news of Flynn’s resignation, Philippe Reines sent out this curious tweet, addressed to Flynn and his son:

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Less than 1½ hours after Reines sent that tweet, Hillary Clinton chimed in to support her former aide:

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Those who are familiar with the Alternative Media immediately know that Philippe Reines’ tweet is a reference to Pizzagate:

  • The word “Comets” in the tweet refers to Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, rumored to be a hub of D.C. pedophiles and child sex trafficking.
  • The words “pizza obsession” are an allusion to tweets sent by Mike Flynn and his son on Pizzagate.

On November 3, 2016, Mike Flynn sent out a tweet with a link to an article on True Pundit that the New York Police Department had found in the laptop former Congressman Anthony Weiner had shared with his wife Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, emails and other content that implicate Hillary, her subordinates (such as John Podesta, the chair of her 2016 presidential campaign), and elected officials in serious crimes that include child exploitation and sex crimes with minors. Here’s Flynn’s tweet:

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3 days later on November 6, Mike Flynn Jr. tweeted this:

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The Flynns’ tweets led to an uproar in the MSM, with Washington Post, the BBC, and others all closing ranks in denouncing Flynn and his son, and Pizzagate as “baseless conspiracy theory” and “fake news” although to this day, no law enforcement or any MSM journalist has actually investigated Pizzagate, which leads of course to this question:

How do they know Pizzagate is “fake news” if no one had investigated it?

Two days after Mike Flynn Jr.’s Pizzagate tweet, he was forced to leave President-Elect Trump’s transition team.

All of which brings us back to Philippe Reines’ and Hillary Clinton’s goading tweets about Mike Flynn’s resignation. If Pizzagate indeed is “fake news” and an entirely “baseless conspiracy theory,” why are Reines and Hillary so obsessed with it?

To quote William Shakespeare, they “doth protest too much”.

See also:

UPDATE (Feb. 15, 2017):

From this tweet of Philippe Reines lusting after Dallas actor Patrick Duffy, Reines is most likely a sodomist:

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~Eowyn

Meryl Streep’s snake tongue

Before you read the rest of this post, please take this poll:

Human beings don’t flick their tongues out. Snakes do, like this garter snake:

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I can honestly say I’ve never flicked my tongue out when I speak, not even to lick my lips, and I’ve done countless public speaking — as a professor lecturing in class, presenting papers at conferences, and as a lector at Mass. Nor have I ever seen anyone flick their tongue out when speaking.

The first time I noticed a public person doing what snakes do was Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House communications director from April through November 2009. While delivering a speech at a high school graduation, Dunn disconcertingly and repeatedly flicked out her tongue in lightning speed, just like a snake. Here’s a screenshot I took:

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The next time I noticed a public person doing the snake-tongue thing was then secretary of state John Kerry speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on September 3, 2013, on Obama’s proposed war against Syria. Here’s a screenshot I took:

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You can see the videos of Dunn and Kerry by going to “Why does John Kerry flick his tongue like a snake?

On January 8, 2017 at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Meryl Streep, 67, who endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, used the occasion of her award acceptance speech to trash then President-Elect Donald Trump.

During her speech of nearly 6 minutes, Streep repeatedly flicked out her tongue, which you can see for yourself in the video below, at the 0:18, 2:56, 3:15, 3:50 and 4:49 marks. (I recommend that you slow down the video by clicking the wheel icon in the bottom right of the video. I also muted the sound because I don’t want to subject myself to Streep’s voice.)

Here are screenshots I took from the video:

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After staring at her thin-lipped mouth to catch her tongue-flicking, I’ve now developed an intense revulsion to Meryl Streep’s mouth. Yuck.

She is altogether a deeply unattractive woman. Notice how preternaturally thick her neck is. There’s a reason why she wore the deep-V neckline gown.

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Reportedly, Streep moved many of the Hollyweirdos in the audience to tears. One actress actually stuck her tongue out (4:05 mark):

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From their facial expressions, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn did not find Streep moving, LOL (5:10 mark):

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During her trial in 2013 for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, convicted killer Jodi Arias repeatedly stuck her tongue out. Alexander died from 27 to 29 stab wounds, slit throat, and a gunshot to his head.

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UPDATE (Feb. 15, 2017):

FOTM reader Lana pointed me to a very disturbing video from which I made a GIF of the late “Charismatic” Evangelical pastor Kenneth Hagin flicking his tongue. Hagin is said to be the mentor of pastor Kenneth Copeland. Here’s the GIF:

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For the full video, go here.

~Eowyn

United Airlines pilot frightened passengers to tears with her anti-Trump meltdown

A United Airlines pilot took the Trump Derangement Syndrome to a whole new level on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The pilot, who showed up late to UA flight 455 set to depart for San Francisco from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, boarded the plane in street clothes instead of her United pilot uniform. Standing at the front of the cabin, she told the passengers on the intercom:

“Sorry I’m late. The reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce. Look, I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they’re both assholes…. I’ll stop and we’ll fly the airplane. Don’t worry, I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man. Okay?”

At this point, a passenger seated in front of her says something inaudible. The pilot laughs and says:

“Okay, if you don’t feel safe, get off the airplane, but otherwise we can go. Okay. This is all set up! Okay, come on up.”

A male passenger in a blue short-sleeves shirt gets up, removes his bag from the overhead compartment, and begins to leave. To another passenger in front of her, the pilot says:

“Alright. So I purposely offended you. Did I offend you? Okay, did I purposely offend you? I did! The answer’s yes.”

The pilot then instructs the flight attendants to check on doors to ready for take-off.

A passenger took this video:

According to The Sun, “The whole episode left some passengers weeping.

The tall guy in the blue shirt who deplaned is Randy Reiss.

In a series of tweets (@undeadsinatra), Reiss said that nearly half the passengers followed his lead and deplaned. He said “That was scary as f*ck”, that the pilot “was crying. She apologized. I wished her well & said I hope she gets the help she needs,” and “I kid u not, her parting words: ‘We should be on show together. We should write a book.’ OMG.”.

Reiss posted a picture of police talking to the pilot after she was removed from the plane.

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United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart confirmed that the pilot was removed and the crew was replaced before the plane continued on to San Francisco. He said: “We hold our employees to the highest standards and we removed that pilot from that flight. We brought in a new crew and they operated that flight. We removed her from the flight, (and) we’re going to discuss this matter with her. We were looking out for our customers to get them to where they needed to be.”

The flight departed Austin, Texas, approximately two hours late and passengers were given snacks and a meal voucher to compensate for the delay.

That pilot should be charged with committing an act of terrorism.

Sources: Sun; The Blaze, Austin-American Statesman

~Eowyn