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Desperate Times For Bill And Hill As Ticket Prices For Their Traveling Spectacle Go As Low As $6

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Former President Bill Clinton kisses Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as she and their daughter Chelsea Clinton greet supports during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

Heads up! Tonight is your final opportunity to spend “An Evening with Bill and Hillary Clinton.” Yes, the last stop of their speaking tour will take place on Sunday evening at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas.

Although Ticketmaster is currently offering “verified resale tickets” at prices ranging from $45.72 to $257.18, don’t be discouraged. Tickets are available on the secondary market. Prices for tonight’s performance start at $15 on StubHub.

The Daily Wire reports that tickets to Saturday night’s show in Los Angeles were priced as low as $6 on StubHub.

When the tour was announced last fall, ticket prices went as high as $1,785 for prime seating. Sadly, “organizers soon had to slash listed prices and even offer discount ducats through Groupon to boost sales.”

Initially, the Clintons had promised they would stay away from discussions about President Trump, but Hillary just couldn’t resist. On Friday evening in Seattle, she told her audience:

“I really believe that we are in a crisis, a constitutional crisis. We are in a crisis of confidence and a crisis over the rule of law and the institutions that have weathered a lot of problems over so many years. And it is something that, regardless of where you stand in the political spectrum, should give real heartburn to everybody. Because this is a test for our country.

She added that Attorney General William Barr “would rather be the president’s defense lawyer than the chief law enforcement officer of our country.”

Pssst, Bill, Hill, can you hear me? This speaking tour was not a good idea. I wouldn’t try this again if I were you.

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WOW – You’ll Won’t Believe Luke Perry’s Final Wish for Burial. He Certainly Wasn’t a Kardashian

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From all I’ve ever heard or read, actor Luke Perry was a very nice, normal, down-to-earth guy.

In fact, as it turns out, he was very earthy — but in a not-so-normal way.

At least, that is, when it comes to his environmentally-friendly burial plans.

According to an Instagram entry by Luke’s 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210’s Dylan wasn’t interred by way of a casket. Rather, he was placed in a mushroom burial suit.

On Saturday, Sophie posted the following:

“In December I went to San Francisco with two of my best friends. One of them, had never never been to California, so we went to show him the Redwoods. I took this picture while we were there, because i thought, ‘damn, those mushrooms are beautiful.’ Now, mushrooms hold an entirely new meaning for me. Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms. All i can say is that you should all look into them at coeio.com or just by googling ‘mushroom burial suit’ . My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him. He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.”

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A post shared by Sophie Perry (@lemonperry) on May 3, 2019 at 4:53am PDT

Fox News reports:

Perry, who was buried in the suit instead of a traditional casket, was laid to rest in Tennessee on March 11, E! News reported at the time.

The burial suit by Coeio — a “green burial company” — costs $1500 and help the deceased “return [their] body to the earth without harming the environment.”

The black-cloak Infinity Burial Suit — complete with a hood and face covering that looks like something used in fencing — can be see via this link.

The site claims the getup does the following:

  • Cleanses the body and soil of toxins that would otherwise seep into the environment
  • Delivers nutrients from body to surrounding plant roots efficiently
  • Restarts life around the body faster than normal

Jae Rhim Lee — company founder — explained her vision in a Ted Talk, which can be seen at the bottom of this article:

“The (Decompi)culture Society shares a vision of a cultural shift, from our current culture of death-denial and body preservation, to one of (decompi)culture — a radical acceptance of death and decomposition. Accepting death means that we are physical beings who are intimately connected to the environment, as the research on environmental toxins confirms. As the saying goes, we came from dust and we’ll return to dust. And once we understand that we’re connected to the environment, we see that the survival of our species depends on the survival of the planet. I believe this is the beginning of true environmental responsibility.”

And also:

“For every person who uses the Infinity Burial Suit, there will be many more who witness the choice to return to the earth and to use one’s body in a beneficial way.”

The company offers an informative video on its site.

It ain’t exactly the presumed final step for the average Hollywood star.

To me personally, the whole idea is just gross and a whole lot of other words I won’t take time to use here. But it does reaffirm something — Luke Perry was a long way from a Kardashian. He was an unassuming guy who didn’t consider himself better than anyone else.

And for that, I say, I’m glad you were a part of Hollywood, Luke.

What are your thoughts on the suit? I look forward to hearing from you in the Comments section.

-Alex

 

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The Daily Beast BRUTALIZES Beto O’Rourke; Consensus Among Women: ‘Beto Reminds Them Of The Worst Boyfriend They Ever Had’

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Looks like Beto O’Rourke has fallen from grace. The rising star whom an adoring media once believed would be the next Obama is flaming out. Now, the left is beginning to turn on him. The Daily Beast’s Margaret Carlson savages him in an op-ed.

She starts out by writing that “reacting to losing to Ted Cruz by running for president is like failing to land a role in a community theater production and deciding to take your talents to Broadway.”

Carlson says that he has become increasingly unpopular with women.

According to my unscientific poll asking every woman I see, Beto reminds them of the worst boyfriend they ever had: self-involved, convinced of his own charm, chronically late if he shows up at all, worth a meal or two but definitely not marriage material. When he should be home with the kids or taking out the trash, he’s jamming with his garage band or skateboarding at Whataburger. He’s “in and out of a funk” which requires long and meaningful runs to clear his head. Every thought he has is transcendent, worthy of being narrated, videotaped, and blogged. He is always out finding himself. At age 46, the man asking to run the country is currently lost.

He does seem to be a bit of a Peter Pan, doesn’t he?

Next, Carlson offers some much needed empathy for his wife.

Women feel Amy O’Rourke’s pain, even if she doesn’t. He was home for five minutes before he was off again. The kitchen where he made German pancakes for posting to his Instagram page was meticulously organized for him to swoop in as if he were taping an infomercial for a non-stick griddle. Right after his announcement, he blithely admitted his wife, who held a Nancy Reagan gaze for three minutes, would raise the children, “sometimes with my help.” He thought that was amusing.

It’s not amusing. His wife has probably raised those children alone.

Finally, Carlson attacks him on substance.

But he’s way short on how he would govern, issuing his first big policy proposal this week on climate change. It’s a clip and paste job, something borrowed, something less than purely green, with a hole big enough for his home state oil barons to build a mile-wide offshore drill on. Weighing in at $5 trillion, it gauzily promises to “meet this moment,” a line in almost every speech. It all makes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s half-baked Green New Deal look like the Manhattan Project.

He also touched on health care last week in San Francisco in a room that holds 600, when in Oakland a month prior Sen. Kamala Harris drew 20,000.

To say the least, Carlson is unimpressed with the golden boy from Texas.

But man, he was just born to run!

(Read Carlson’s whole op-ed here.)

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Court of Arbitration for Sports Decides Against Olympic Runner (and Cisgender Woman) in Landmark Case; Rules She Must Reduce Her NATURAL Testosterone Level

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Two time Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya, who is cisgender, lost her appeal of the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) regulations governing “athletes with  differences of sex development,” or DSD athletes. On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruled against the 28-year-old South African runner. The new regulations require that a female athlete’s level of testosterone must not exceed a certain level.

For Semenya, this ruling means she will be forced to take testosterone suppressants if she wishes to compete in races between 400m and a mile.

Semenya’s body naturally produces higher levels of testosterone than the IAAF has “deemed typical of cisgender women.” This condition is called hyperandrogenism. An “excess of testosterone has been found to increase muscle mass within females and cause increased strength, stamina and physical energy.”

This condition puts Semenya into the category of DSD athletes, which the IAAF has tried to address with their new regulations. The IAAF commissioned a study two years ago which concluded that “female athletes with elevated testosterone had “a competitive advantage,” claiming that high testosterone was responsible for as much as a 3% improvement in a runner’s performance.

The new IAAF regulations are scheduled to go into effect on May 8th. CNN reports:

Under the IAAF’s policy, all DSD athletes, who are usually born with testes, would have to reduce their blood testosterone levels to below five nmol/L for a continuous period of at least six months, and maintain those levels continuously for the rest of their athletic career, if they want to compete internationally at middle-distance events.

NBC News’ Chase Strangio wrote that “many people reacting to the decision have mischaracterized Semenya’s identity, calling her transgender (she is not) or male (she is not). She is a non-transgender woman who produces more testosterone than some percentage of other non-transgender women.”

Semenya’s dilemna is certainly a difficult one. Semenya is not a transgender. Nor has she taken strength enhancing drugs. Yet her naturally elevated levels of testosterone give her an advantage over most of her peers. But is that necessarily unfair? I wouldn’t be surprised if many other top female athletes had the same condition. Consider the strength of tennis champions  Serena Williams or Billie Jean King.

Why is Tom Brady one of the football players in the NFL? And LeBron James the best basketball player? Why was Babe Ruth able to hit so many home runs? No one ever suggested they had an unfair advantage.

Between the increasing number of transgenders interesting in competing in women’s sports and the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs among athletes, these are complicated times indeed for athletic commissions. But forcing a young woman to take hormone suppressants to diminish her strength and therefore, level the playing field, doesn’t feel right to me.

I’ll bet this wasn’t an easy decision for the CAS to make. Their spokesman looked apologetic as he stepped outside to make his announcement.

A CAS statement said the panel was unable to establish that the DSD regulations were “invalid.” It also said that although the policy was discriminatory to athletes with DSD, they believe that “such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the Restricted Events.”

Semenya has the right to appeal the CAS decision to the Swiss Federal Tribunal within 30 days.

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Mint Juleps and Beyond: Cocktail Choices for The Kentucky Derby

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The Run For The Roses is best appreciated with proper potable preparations

In the midst of a jammed weekend with Cinco De Mayo, and today being Star Wars Day as well, we’ll expand on the revelry with the 145th Kentucky Derby. Most of Saturday will be filled with undercard races, with the main event going off just after 6:00 EST.

This year is looking to be tough to call with one of the most competitive fields, and bad weather making track conditions a major factor. Eight horses currently stand with 15-1, or better odds, and a lot of talent sits at the top. Adding to the mystery is the original favorite — Omaha Beach — is scratched, opening up the field

Hall Of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has three horses in the lineup, including new favorite Game Winner. His other two are Improbable, and Roadster, and each of them could trip the wire. Their odds are 9-2, 5-1, and 6-1 respectively, with Game winner starting wider in the 16th post, while Improbable goes off from the fifth position. I am also watching Maximum Security, winner of the Florida Derby leaving from the middle in the 7th post position.

Now, onward to the important stuff. Yes, Mint Juleps rule the day here. They are THE perfect marriage of Louisville products — horses, and bourbon. So if you have a crowd over and most want to indulge, some prep work will save you time and you can still catch the race. First bit of advice: make up some simple syrup ahead of time.

  • Simple Syrup: 2 Parts sugar to 1 Part water, measured to how much is needed. Boil the water, add sugar until fully dissolved, turn down heat to low for 10 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool, pour into dispenser of choice.

Next, have your drink station ready to go with glassware, barware, and ingredients at the ready. Also, crush a large batch of ice ahead of time. Just a bit of planning and you can rush these out with ease.

              MINT JULEP

   (in rocks glass, or metal mug)

  • Splash bourbon, add 2-3 mint leaves. Muddle
  • Fill with crushed ice
  • 2oz Bourbon (or more to taste) Bulleit, or better preferred
  • Teaspoon simple syrup

Shake briefly, garnish with sprig of mint

 

If you have a crowd desiring some drink variations then there are a number of other bourbon-based cocktails that fit the bill nicely. Knowing your crowd, and preparing of course is key here.

 

             KENTUCKY MULE

The copper cups are not required, but of course use ‘em if you got ‘em

(in mule mug, filled with crushed ice)

  • 1.5oz Bourbon
  • Juice from ½ lime (do NOT use Roses lime juice)
  • Fill with ginger beer

Garnish with sprig of mint

 

             THE BOURBON LIFT

This is frothy and disappears rather quickly

(in a shaker with ice)

  • 1.5oz Bourbon
  • 1oz Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 oz coffee liquor
  • 1/2oz Almond Orgeat (if unavailable, Amaretto an acceptable replacement)

Shake well for 15 seconds, strain into Collins glass. Fill with club soda (Slowly pour club soda from a few inches. This will “lift” a foamy head)

 

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            BOURBON SMASH

This is a more potable variation of a Julep

(in shaker with light ice)

  • Muddle 2 mint leaves, and a full wheel of orange pulp (save rind)
  • 2oz Bourbon
  • Teaspoon simple syrup

(shake ingredients well, double strain over ice. Splash lime soda. Garnish with orange peel, sprig of mint)

 

           JOCKEY CLUB

If you have old school drinkers, go with this thoroughbred-acceptable Manhattan variant

(in shaker with ice)

  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 1/2oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Splash Maraschino Liquor

(shake well, strain over maraschino cherry in a chilled martini glass)

Be sure to modulate the crowd for the post time, as it could be easy to get too full of revelry before the fastest two minutes in sports.

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Hunter Biden’s Chinese Investment Fund Has Large Stake in Face++; Company Sells Mobile Phone App Which Allows Government To Spy on the Country’s Muslims

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Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures are becoming a problem for his father’s nascent presidential campaign. In addition to Joe Biden’s having to deal with his son’s shady business dealings in Ukraine, it was just reported that Hunter Biden’s Chinese Investment Fund, Bohai Harvest, has purchased a large stake in Face++ Cognitive Services. The company specializes in facial recognition technology. The company manufactures “a mobile phone app built by the Chinese government to introduce a mass surveillance state and spy on its citizens.”

The app is used by the Chinese government “to spy on Muslims in China’s western province of Xinjiang, where an estimated 1 million Muslims are held in “re-education” camps.” This technology “provides authorities access to data that shows personal information such as their religious activity, blood type and usage of utilities.”

Human Rights Watch recently released a disturbing report about how the government uses the app. The group wrote:

Since late 2016, the Chinese government has subjected the 13 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang to mass arbitrary detention, forced political indoctrination, restrictions on movement, and religious oppression. Credible estimates indicate that under this heightened repression, up to one million people are being held in “political education” camps. The government’s “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” has turned Xinjiang into one of China’s major centers for using innovative technologies for social control.

According to a review of Chinese business filings by The Intercept, due to the way Bohai Harvest is structured (it networks with a number of other funds), Hunter Biden enjoys “close proximity to influential Chinese government and business figures which has made him an influential businessman in China.

It was reported several days ago by Dick Morris in The Western Journal that Hunter Biden accompanied his father on a December 2013 official visit to China. Shortly after their return, the Bank of China invested $1.5 billion in Hunter’s hedge fund, Rosemont Seneca Partners.

There is no question that Hunter Biden has benefitted financially from his father’s vice presidency.

Perhaps that might explain Biden’s reluctance to criticize China.

At a rally this week, Joe Biden downplayed the threat China poses to the U.S. either economically or militarily. He said, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man! The fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the East — I mean in the West. They can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

Trump called Biden’s comments naive. “For somebody to be so naive, and say China’s not a problem – if Biden actually said that, that’s a very dumb statement.”

Well, then again, Biden is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Leaked Transcript of Loretta Lynch’s Testimony On Pre-Exoneration Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton Shows He Was ‘Strangely Eager’ to Speak to Her

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Real Clear Investigation’s Eric Felten obtained a copy of the still unreleased transcript of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Congressional testimony about her infamous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton.

On the evening of Monday, June 27, 2016, between 7 and 8 pm, Clinton made his way onto Lynch’s private plane which had recently landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Four days later, on Friday, July 1st, Hillary Clinton was interviewed by FBI agents for 3 1/2 hours about her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

The following Tuesday, July 5th, then-FBI Director James Comey held a press conference during which he recounted Hillary Clinton’s many violations of the law, before making the stunning announcement that he was clearing the former first lady of wrongdoing.

Testifying under oath in a closed-door hearing on December 19, 2018 before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Lynch answered questions about her encounter with Clinton.

Felten describes it as “both perplexing and preposterous, a story that defies innocent explanation.”

The day after their meeting, a reporter questioned Lynch about what she and Bill Clinton had discussed the previous evening. She replied, “Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren… It was primarily social, there was no discussion of any matter pending for the [Justice] department or any matter pending for any other body.”

According to Felten, the reality was quite different than the answer she gave to the press. He reported:

The meeting she described to lawmakers was a forced and awkward encounter in which Bill Clinton was strangely eager to meet with her, so eager that he made it up the stairs and onto her plane without being invited. And once aboard, he simply could not be persuaded to leave, chatting and chatting and chatting, strangely oblivious to Lynch’s repeated hints he had overstayed his welcome.

Although spokespeople for the Attorney General tried to characterize it as a “chance” meeting, “it was anything but.”

Lynch had just touched down in Phoenix ahead of a meeting scheduled for the next day at a local police station.

During her testimony, Lynch “explained there was a standard protocol for getting everyone off the plane. They would always deplane in a series, “security detail first, my staff [next], and then I would leave and go immediately to the car. Security exited, then the staff, all as per normal.”

She told lawmakers that, as she and her husband “walked to the door, the head of my security detail came to me and said: ‘Ma’am, I’ve been informed that former President Clinton is also at the airfield and would like to say hello.’” Seconds later,  “former President Clinton was standing in the doorway of the plane.”

Felten reported:

He proceeded to work the room (or perhaps we should say the fuselage). After a cursory hello to Lynch and her husband, Clinton greeted her “security detail officer, shook his hand, and then stepped toward the back of the plane” where there “were two members of the flight crew.” Clinton lavished them with attention. According to the former AG’s congressional interview, Clinton “said hello to them, shook their hand, spent about five minutes talking with both of those two individuals.”

Finally, he approached Lynch and her husband. She said, “I sort of reintroduced him to my husband. Clinton spoke with him for several minutes, asked about our trip, asked about our flight…I congratulated him on their new grandchild. And we were standing up, and he turned and said, thank you very much, and started talking about that. Asked my husband if we had children. They began talking about children and kids.”

She said that lasted for “maybe eight or nine minutes, a little under 10 minutes” and added “it was the only real conversation I’ve ever had with him.”

Investigators asked Lynch what else they had spoken about. “Well, he asked what brought me to Phoenix. He asked how my travels were, and I mentioned looking forward to seeing the police department. He also asked had I been traveling a lot. I mentioned that I had just gotten back from China but had cut that trip short to come back and go down to Florida because of the Pulse Nightclub shooting…And that was probably the extent, the largest part of my conversation with him.”

Lynch said she tried several times to make a gracious exit. “And at one point, I said: Well, you know, thank you very much. It’s lovely seeing you. We have to move on…He made a comment about where he was headed to next and started talking about his next location. He finished that anecdote. I don’t recall what it was about.”

She tried again to end the conversation. “And I, again, said: Well, you know, thank you very much. It’s been nice seeing you. You know, we have to move on. But he continued chatting. He continued talking.”

Judiciary Committee majority staffer Zach Somers asked her, “Was he doing anything campaign-related that was part of that discussion?”

She responded, “He didn’t share that with me. He said he had been playing golf.”

The temperature in Phoenix had reached a mid-day high of 110 degrees that day.

Felten spoke to Christopher Sign, the reporter who broke the story. Sign said, “To this day I have never found a single person who claims or corroborates any story that Bill Clinton played golf on this particular trip. I feel strongly the former president did not play golf on this visit.”

According to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Bill Clinton was in Phoenix to “attend several campaign fundraisers.”

Lynch again told Clinton that they had to move on. “Clinton said he was moving on someplace as well. And I don’t recall if he was going to West Virginia, but somehow he ended up talking about West Virginia. And he had sort of an anecdote about West Virginia coal mining that was sort of a historical issue. It wasn’t something that I was familiar with.”

“And we were talking about, again, moving on. And at one point a staffer of mine came on the plane to get me. And at that point the president was — Mr. Clinton was then talking about Brexit. He was saying that either he had been reading an article about Brexit, and he made a reference — he quoted something that had been in The Times — The New York Times, I should say — about Brexit when my staffer was stepping on to the plane.”

Lynch was asked if she had ever thought to herself, “Maybe I shouldn’t have this conversation”?

She answered, “As we — as his conversation continued, I just felt that the conversation was continuing for too long. And I thought that not only did we need to move on, he didn’t seem to have any particular purpose in talking to me, you know, there was nothing specific he seemed to want to say. And after you exchange pleasantries, really people typically go on about their days, or about their evenings in this case…The conversation went on too long…As we were leaving I felt that it was — it certainly was going to raise a potential issue in the appearance of how the case was being handled.”

Felten’s take:

How much of an issue? James Comey was FBI director at the time of the tarmac meeting. Much later — just two days before Lynch’s closed door testimony on Capitol Hill — Comey gave his own private congressional interview. He claimed to have been so troubled by the Lynch/Clinton get-together that he considered calling for a special counsel to investigate. But, he decided a special counsel wasn’t necessary. Which left him in the position to usurp from Lynch, with his July 5, 2016 press conference, the decision of whether or not to prosecute Hillary.

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Lynch was not lying to Congress. If so, it seems to have dawned on her rather late that Clinton had compromised her, had put her in a jam. What if that’s exactly what he set out to do? It would explain the ex-president’s otherwise inexplicable behavior — how one of the great glad-handers of all time leapt onto a plane in order to bore everyone to death. He was anything but clueless; he was demonstrating to the attorney general that he could cause her real trouble, and could do so with cheerful impunity. He didn’t have to make heavy-handed threats or otherwise put himself at risk of an obstruction of justice charge. No, all he had to do was darken the airplane doorway and prattle on with seeming obliviousness about grandkids, travel plans, coal mining, golf, and Brexit.

In the wake of that bravura performance, Lynch had to convene working groups to determine whether she needed to recuse herself from the Hillary probe. She would untimately decide against recusal, but said she would accept the decision of career staff and the FBI on whether to prosecute.

What a mess. And what a splendidly innocent way of causing mayhem and conveying menace. Give Bill Clinton his due — the man is no amateur.

This theory has a lot of merit. The entire visit last approximately 20 minutes. He spoke to Lynch and her husband for under ten minutes. It would likely take longer than that to transition from small talk to “please go easy on Hillary,” especially with someone he had never had a proper conversation with.

In addition, Lynch’s husband was present which made him a potential witness. If he had been speaking to Lynch alone, anything he said could be later denied.

It’s also possible that Clinton had intended to speak to Lynch about Hillary’s case, but his plan was foiled once he learned she was accompanied by her husband.

Clinton is a smart man. He is also a devious, calculating man. Would he risk his reputation or his wife’s presidential campaign by asking the Attorney General to clear Hillary? Probably not.

Would he manipulate a situation and try to put an influential person into a difficult situation if it served his purposes? Sure, he would. Bill Clinton has spent a lifetime perfecting his skills. He is the master of the game.

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BREAKING: Plane Skids Off Runway in Jacksonville into Water; All on Board Rescued

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It was a terrifying situation with a thankfully happy ending in Jacksonville, Florida tonight, when a Boeing 737 skidded off a runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville into the St. John’s River. All 136 passengers and 7 crew members on board have been safely rescued with no fatalities.

The plane was apparently attempting to land when it skidded and ended up in the water. Fortunately for those on the plane, the water was shallow and the plane was never submerged.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit responded to the scene, along with Jacksonville Fire Department, and assisted with the rescue. The JSO official twitter account posted the good news that “[e]very person is alive and accounted for.” There were two minor injuries reported.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry confirmed the successful rescue of all on board and asked for prayers while first responders did their work. Curry also noted that teams were working to contain any potentially spilled jet fuel.

The plane was a charter flight that departed from the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba earlier tonight. The accident occurred around 9:40 pm ET.

Local CNN affiliate WJXT reported the following information from flight tracking service Flight Aware about the plane’s travels today:

  • Departed Naval Station Norfolk around 5:30 a.m. and landed at NAS Jacksonville around 7:20 a.m.
  • Departed NAS Jacksonville around 3 p.m. and landed in Guantanamo Bay around 5:30 p.m.
  • The departed Guantanamo bay around 7:30 p.m. and was attempting to land at NAS Jacksonville around 9:30 p.m.

This is a breaking news story and still developing.

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Americans to Democrats: Accept Mueller’s Findings and Move On

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The recently released Harvard/Harris poll has some bad news for Democrats, chief among them that they seem tired of the circus surrounding the Mueller investigation.

According to The Hill, the poll shows that a majority of Americans feel that the Democrats need to accept what Mueller found in his investigation into President Donald Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections, or that he was guilty of obstruction of justice.

Moreover, over half of Americans believe that political bias played a role in the investigation in the first place:

Sixty-four percent of voters said Democrats should accept Mueller’s findings and move on without launching any new Russia probes, though 61 percent said they support a special counsel being appointed to investigate the origins of the FBI’s probe into the Trump campaign. Fifty-five percent said they believe bias played a role in the FBI launching its investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The poll also detailed that two-thirds of Americans aren’t in favor of impeachment proceedings against Trump, further driving the point home that the Democrats are not going to oust Trump through criminal charges.

As Sister Toldja highlighted earlier, the tables may soon be turning as calls for investigations into the origins of the Mueller investigation are gaining steam, including a recent one from Vice-President Mike Pence.

Both Sens. Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham have blocked resolutions for the Mueller investigation to be made public until communications between the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign are also made available. Democrats have so far refused to allow that to happen.

Attorney General William Barr recently said that he does believe the 2016 Trump campaign was spied on and vowed to conduct a thorough review of all available information.

“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” Barr said during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “A lot of this has already been investigated and a substantial portion that’s being investigated is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the department.”

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OOF! Polls Show Voters Aren’t With Democrats On Impeachment Proceedings

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Everything is coming up Trump right now, and a new Harvard/Harris poll is throwing a few more reasons onto the pile of reasons Democrats should feel like they’re on the losing end of things.

According to The Hill, two-thirds of Americans are opposed to the idea of carrying out impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Democrats seem almost split, while a minuscule amount of Republicans would like to see impeachment proceedings push forward. Independents in favor of impeachment are a minority as well:

The latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey found that 65 percent of respondents oppose impeachment proceedings. A majority of Democrats polled, 56 percent, support impeachment, however, only 32 percent of independents and 14 percent of Republicans are in favor.

“It seems that impeachment is over as a real threat to the Trump presidency, though the base of the Democratic Party remains energized on the issue,” noted Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director Mark Penn. “Overall though, the voters want Democrats to get back to issues over investigations and they may pay a price for not listening to them.”

The poll also indicated that when it came to the Mueller investigations, most believe it’s time for the nation to move on from the idea that Trump colluded with anyone according to The Hill:

A majority of respondents, 58 percent, said it’s time to turn the page on the Russia investigations, including 60 percent of independents, although two-thirds of Democrats want to see further investigations.

With no reason to impeach Trump, it would seem voters are done with the Democrats throwing around the concept of kicking Trump out of office through legal proceedings.

If Democrats are smart, they will take these cues and drop the idea that Trump is a criminal. However, it would appear that many are still having a hard time letting go.

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