Damn reTHUGliCONS wasted 7 million dollars on this “bi-partisan” investigation.
But then that’s almost chump change compared to the failed ‘getting rid of the ACA(Obamacare) 50-60 million dollars’ wasted by the reTHUGliCONS in the past few years.
They’re always flapping their lips about ACCOUNTABILITY while showing none of their own for what they do.
The reTHUGliCONS cut funding for security and then blamed Mrs. Clinton for there not being enough security. Just like the no-accountability bastards that they are.
snip< “The report provides conclusive evidence that the Clinton State Department granted the many requests for extra security made by the embassy, debunking the false narrative made by right-wing conspiracy theorist radio hosts, and most recently by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, who claims that “Ambassador Stevens and his staff in Libya made hundreds and hundreds of requests for security..They were desperate..They needed help…
Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused them all.”
The truth is that House Republicans cut the funding for embassy security by $128 million in fiscal year 2011 and $331 million in fiscal year 2012, placing the blame for the attack’s success on their own shoulders.
In 2011, a year before the attack, Clinton herself had warned that the embassy budget cuts were “detrimental to America’s national security” — and House Republicans ignored her warnings.
It’s clearly her fault. (sarcasm)
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Red Eye Tree Frog on a Calla Lily.
Like a cancer that has metastasized and spread, gun disease is now, beyond a cure.
Another day, another mass shooting. This time, in a center for the developmentally disabled. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-shooting-live-updates-htmlstory.html
The shooters are still at large.
In my opinion, it doesn’t matter now, whether or not Congress passes any new gun safety or regulation laws. The crazies that have been intent on getting guns have them already.
Meanwhile, the NRA, the pro-gun lobbyists and gun manufacturers are laughing all the way to the bank.
It was bad before the black guy moved into the White House but, since then, the problem has grown exponentially. Fear and propaganda sent racists and those that are mentally weak and easily manipulated, to the nearest gun show and private gun seller.
There are now millions of weapons out there, all across America, in the hands of unstable people and we have no idea where they might be, because we refused to register these firearms when they were purchased.
Now, all of our rights are being imposed upon.
Because the NRA and the gun humpers did not want the government to impose upon their rights.
What about our rights?
The rights of us that don’t want to live in fear of being gunned down while watching a movie in a theater.
Or being shot and killed while going to a doctor of our choice.
Or the right to go to a coffee shop, grocer or department store and wondering if the people that are openly carrying a gun in the next aisle or standing in the checkout lane behind you aren’t going to open fire at any minute?
Or wondering, when we send our kids to school, will that be the last time we see them, or they see us, alive?
Our right to freedom of movement and freedom from fear and terrorism are no longer.
When will the terrorism end?
Has our nation been permanently changed?
Has the sickness taken over our entire body and is there nothing we can do about it?
Is it too late?
Sadly, given the current state of affairs, and the way the violent episodes are escalating day by day…
It just might be.
Source: St. George News
ST. GEORGE – Inspired by the actions of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his stance against federal control of public lands, a rancher on the Arizona Strip has also declared the Bureau of Land Management to be an illegitimate agency and said he will no longer comply with or recognize it.
“I hereby cancel all my contracts with the BLM,” LaVoy Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona, wrote in a letter he sent to the U.S. Solicitor General following his decision to no longer acknowledge BLM or its policies. Thus far, he has chosen to discontinue paying grazing permit fees and to ignore when the BLM allows certain allotments – or pasture areas – to be used for grazing.
If he wants to do that then he should stop using public lands, for his cattle too. If he cancels the contract, he also would have to stop using public lands.
It’s as simple as that.
He could of course, continue to use his OWN land the way sees fit…
If he does continue to use public land then…
He would then be responsible for the upkeep and if a grass fire happens, he would be responsible for making sure that none of his neighbors’ property is harmed.
As for the Bundy ranch, it should be seized and sold, and the proceeds used to pay back what he owes the BLM.
“It was his time with the Bundys during last year’s standoff, Finicum said, adding he was one of the cowboys who rode with the Bundy family and their supporters down into the wash under Interstate 15 where federal agents had taken many the Nevada rancher’s cattle.
“After that incident, I had to do a lot of soul-searching,” Finicum said. “I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle – and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM.”
“A lot of soul-searching”???
It just took him this long to do the math. A person only has so many fingers and toes.
I’m sure that the BLM will deal with this “Welfare Rancher” in the same “decisive” way that they showed Bundy who is boss.
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A moment of Zen.
President Abraham Lincoln meeting with General George McClellan at Antietam. October 3, 1862 in this colorized photograph. It looks like the US Flag is being used as a table cloth.
It’s a little pic heavy, but there are black cats, a Ghost, and an Angel.
These are some of our cats that have let us live with and serve them over the years(30+) that have a sort of Halloween feel to them.
Most are of cats with glowing eyes but there are a few black cats too.
Some of the pictures are fuzzy and/or a little out of focus and about half are before digital cameras
My wife took this last Halloween and we were really surprised that it came out like it did.
This is Ghost sitting in her favorite place. She was so delicate boned and light that she never tipped the lamp over.
I’ll end with an Angel.
Out of these cats, 3 are still living. JJ, Ebony and Punkin’.
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