Sunday, February 21, 2016

Free Stuff Part One – A Lesson We All Should Have Learned

This post is dedicated to all the voters who actually believe Bernie and Hillary are going to give you all that “free stuff” if you help get them elected.  Your greedy, low-information, selfish desires epitomize everything that is wrong with this country right now.  Oh, I’m sorry, did that offend you?  Was that a micro-aggression?  Good, because your entitlement ideology offends me.

For starters, the most basic truth of all is: nothing is ever “for free.”  Somebody is always going to have to pay, which liberals and socialists are fine with as long as they think they aren’t the ones paying.  The most recent and most obvious example of the ignorant liberal voters thinking yet again they would get something for free is ObamaCare!  Obama and his administration officials repeatedly lied over and over again to the American people.   I’m sure you recall the broken promises that ObamaCare would “lower the average family’s insurance premiums by $2,500 a year” as well as the reassurance that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” If you need a reminder, you can watch it here or here now.

Why did democrats lie to you?  They knew if they told the truth no one would vote for it.  In fact Jonathan Gruber, the architect of ObamaCare, stated the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.  The “stupidity” that he was referring to was specifically aimed at describing liberal voters who put Democrats in office, since they passed this law down a party line vote.  If you don’t believe me, that’s fine.  You can take him at his own word since he said it on multiple occasions to different audiences, all caught on video.

Since the passing of ObamaCare, how have the folks who helped get it passed reacted since it’s begun to be implemented?  Well, let’s take a look at proud Obama voters like Cindy Vinson of San Jose, California and Tom Waschura of Portola Valley, California who helped elect and re-elect President Obama.  Their insurance policies were replaced with pricier plans that were changed to conform to the new requirements of ObamaCare.  Not only did neither see a reduction of their premiums by $2,500, but Vinson’s plan increased by $1,800 a year for her individual policy, and Waschura’s increased by nearly $10,000 a year for his family of four.  When asked about this increase, he said, “Of course, I want people to have health care.  I just didn't realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally."

Typical.   He was fine with Obamacare when he believed others would be stuck with the bill, but he’s shocked by the reality of his own healthcare costs going up.

And of course we shouldn’t forget Peggy Joseph who was so excited for Obama to become the President.  If you recall, Peggy believed that her vote for Obama meant she would no longer have to worry about expenses, such as putting gas in her car or her mortgage.  Like a typical liberal, she believed Obama and the Democrat policies of giving out free stuff would take care of everything she needed.  Where is she now after two terms of Obama economic and social policies?  Documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert tracked down Ms. Joseph in 2014 to see how all the “Hope and Change” worked out for her.  Sadly, it would appear the promises have not lived up to the reality for poor Peggy; she now says “we needed a change, a change for the better, not for the worst.  He had a very big voice, just like the Wizard of Oz…What I learned was to never trust the Wizard.”  Ouch.  It would great if all liberals could learn the lesson that nothing in life is free.

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - a derivative of a Thomas Jefferson quote

"You must obey this now for a Law, that he that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled) for the labors of thirty or forty honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain an hundred and fifty idle loiterers." - Captain John Smith

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton E-Mail Lies and Misdirection

I haven't blogged in years; I've sat on the sidelines, silent, in horror of the country that we've become.  I'm thoroughly disgusted by the Obama Administration and what they have done to this country, I don't even know where to start.  But I can't stay silent any longer.  Patriot Girl is back! 

There have been so many massive scandals that the liberal media has ignored.  If these scandals had been committed by a conservative, the media would have had a field day with 24/7 coverage.  Then there is this election cycle.  Look at the Democrat hopefuls--Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders! Are you freaking kidding!?  These are best candidates the Dems can put out there to compete for the honor of leading this nation? What a disgrace!

Another Friday passed and we have yet another document dump of a new batch of Hillary e-mails released.  The whole private server and e-mail situation is something the liberal media continues to downplay, and sadly Americans are too uninformed, self-absorbed, ignorant, or busy watching the Kardashians to understand the depth of this crime. Yes, crime...in fact a felony.

Without hesitation, I can assure you that if John Q. Citizen was a cleared federal employee and set up a private server to pass classified data to his friends who were not cleared for that information, and to skirt the FOIA rules, he would be in jail right now.   FBI vans full of agents would show up at John's house, they would pack up every electronic device, take every scrap of paper and file folder, put John in cuffs, and lock him away.  John would lose his job and be disgraced in his field of work, and he would lose his freedom.  I can guarantee John wouldn't be running for President...and Hillary shouldn't be either. 

Hillary and the shameful State Department's excuses that the e-mails weren't classified at the time they were sent does not pass the common sense test. Handling classified information in any form of media, such as paper or electronic formats, requires several different types of identifying markings throughout the document.  Omitting header and footer classification markings on any page--or portion markings for paragraphs or any other line of the document containing classified information--does not mean it's not "classified."  The information is still sensitive even if you don't mark it properly or at all. 

When Hillary and the State Department says the information wasn't classified at the time the e-mails were sent, they are playing word games and they are lying.  The information was always classified, they just didn't mark it as such, which does not mean it "wasn't classified," but it does mean they broke the law. 

Hillary's home server is an unclassified home-based system, no different than your home computer or handheld device. Classified information is created, handled, and maintained on completely separate network domains, meaning they don't touch your regular internet.  For classified information to end up on the regular internet where Hillary's server operated, one of several things had to occur.  Someone either printed and scanned classified information into the nonsecure network for transmission or they hand typed the classified information into a non-secure domain computer or device for transmission by e-mail or text message.  The only other way this information crossed network domains is if someone copied classified information to a CD, DVD, or thumb drive and transferred the media between networks.  This practice is only performed by very limited group of certified data screeners who are authorized to perform the task so that proper data sanitization can be performed to prevent information leaks and documented accountability is maintained.  At Hillary's direction, the American people have been denied that accountability.

Hillary utterly mishandled classified materials and she should never be entrusted with our Nation's secrets ever again. Hillary didn't just accidentally mishandle this information, she did it deliberately with foresight and intent.  Even an inadvertent disclosure of classified material is punishable; but no one inadvertently mishandles classified materials nearly 2000 times by accident.  She instructed subordinates to remove these markings and transmit classified information to her nonsecure e-mail, leaving little doubt that she was unaware of the classified nature of the information and the illegal act was done at her direction.  Further compounding the illegality of her actions, she also purposely shared this classified information with unauthorized recipients, such as a long-time Clinton political insider, Sidney Blumenthal.  Blumenthal is a person the White House denied Hillary's personal request for his job appointment at the State Department.  The whole reason she set up the private server was so she could avoid any legal and ethical oversight, and to conceal conflicts of interest stemming from her commingling Clinton Foundation activities on the same system.  She believes she is above the law, laws don't apply to her, and she believes she can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. 

This is not a woman who should be President.  This is a felon who should be in prison.

If she is not indicted, prosecuted, and jailed I will lose considerable faith in our justice system.  For a person to so blatantly and unabashedly break the law, harm our national security interests, and yet still believes she is untouchable is frankly un-American.  This is the type of ruling class our Founding Fathers tried to prevent.