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That is an extravagantly large private jet, as leased jets go.

For comparison:

Only the biggest and best is (just barely) good enough for Hillary.
Bill Gates OWNS a Dassault Falcon. See that's why Hillary feels she and Bill aren't really rich - because they have to RENT a private jet, and the very wealthy they aspire to hang with OWN their private jets.

Bill pushes his heart/health scheduling 20 fundraisers in 1 month.

The main story is the same old, same old Clinton fundraiser - in secret luxury location. $500 minimum donation for admission to the event, and $2700 to get a photo w/him. The semi-secret schedule is Pittsburgh at 12 noon; Bethlehem at 4:30 p.m. and Scranton later in the evening. Interestingly, the announced Pittsburgh co-host, Penguins CEO Morehouse is having heart valve repair/bypass surgery tomorrow, so is highly unlikely to be hosting anything 2 days later. And coincidentally, Bill Clinton has been hospitalized twice with heart disease, including a quadruple by-pass surgery.

According to the report, Bill Clinton is scheduled for 20 fundraisers across the country in the month of December. TWENTY.

Three of these fund raisers are scheduled for the same day in Pennsylvania.
Clinton will appear at a 4:30 p.m. Hillary for America event in Bethlehem, where tickets begin at $500 per person. For $2,700, attendees can have their photo taken with the Democratic ex-president.

An event listing on Hillary Clinton's campaign website said the address would be provided to those purchasing tickets.

The Clinton campaign declined to offer additional details on the Bethlehem event or other fundraisers scheduled that day in Pittsburgh and Scranton.


Would any cardio doctor approve this schedule for a 69 year old patient with his health history? Would anyone who cared about the man? If he were my Dad or spouse, I'd say, WTF are you trying to do? Kill yourself?

But there is the money factor. When HRC visited the elite Fox Chapel suburb for her Conversations with Hillary fundraiser, photos were also $2700 each. Her handlers were adept at lining donors up, moving them next to HRC for a photo, and herding them out to make room for the next in line. Average time - 10 seconds. There were no conversations with her in the photo line. Let's say things slow down a bit with Bill - to 15 seconds per photo op. That's 4 photos per minute, times 60 minutes, which equals a rate of 240 photos in an hour. That translates to an hourly rate of $ 548,000. That's even more lucrative than HRC's 30 minute speeches for $200,000/$275,000.

"A Conversation with President Bill Clinton,” costing supporters at least $500 per plate, is set to start at noon (Thursday, Dec. 10). The invitation refers to “a momentous event in support of Hillary Clinton” but shrouds the venue in mystery, saying only donors will be given the location.

A Democratic source confirmed the site as the luxury Lexus Club in the Uptown hockey and concert venue. The invitation lists Penguins CEO David Morehouse, who once worked for Clinton, as a co-host. However, the team announced Monday that Morehouse is scheduled to undergo heart valve repair and bypass surgery on Tuesday.

Contributors who pledge $2,700 to the fundraiser — the maximum allowable individual donation for a primary election — can get their photo taken with Bill Clinton, according to the invitation circulated by email and posted to the campaign website.

The former president will headline at least 20 fundraisers for his wife's campaign across the country this month.


Clinton crew never learns:It's not the crime, it's the coverup.

Rahm was right about one thing - if he had not suppressed that tape until after his election last fall, he'd have been out on his ass from Chicagoland. He'd have never gotten ANY of Chicago's black vote. He, being an egotistical narcissist, had great expectations of running for national office following his time in Chicago. Now there is a second murder tape about to be released re the Chicago police, and Rahm's ambitions are dead in the water. Politically speaking, he is Dead Man Walking.

From today's Chicago Tribune:

"The danger for the mayor is that his support in Chicago is about a quarter-inch deep. He's like some weed in a crack in the sidewalk. There are no roots to hold this man. Because after playing African-American politicians and ministers for fools with that Laquan McDonald video, I don't see how the national stage can be open to him. The national media once kissed his hand as if he were a pasha. No more.

Yes, another new police shooting video is expected to be released of another victim, and now Hillary, has called for federal investigations of Rahm's police department. Even Bernie Sanders, appealing to that same African-American unrest, is demanding a federal probe.
Hillary and Bernie understand arithmetic. African-American politicians supported Rahm. And he kept that McDonald video under wraps until after his re-election. Without black votes, there can be no Democratic Party.

Rahm is a different creature. He craves conflict. But after what he's done, he can't ask African-Americans to support him again. Emanuel still has his hands on the levers of power, but these days, with that other video coming out and the Chicago Teachers Union moving toward a strike, the mayor of Chicago is not the Great and Powerful Rahm.

Whether it was his penchant for secrecy and plots and arrogance, Chicago has finally seen what's behind the curtain. And it isn't some terrible strongman or boss with a big voice. It's just a little guy on borrowed time.


Massive repressed anger against her father and husband.

According to snippets from both HRC's and WJC's books, her father was psychologically and physically abusive. Even one of HRC's strongest supporters discussed this in DU's Hillary Clinton group. http://www.democraticunderground.com/110713163
The brusque son of an English immigrant and a coal miner’s daughter in Scranton, Pa., Mr. Rodham, for most of his life, harbored prejudices against blacks, Catholics and anyone else not like him. He hurled biting sarcasm at his wife and only daughter and spanked, at times excessively, his three children to keep them in line, according to interviews with friends and a review of documents, Mrs. Clinton’s writings and former President Bill Clinton’s memoir."
http://t.co/LxfS5ft51H via NYTimes

Well, she was a kid and was stuck with her family. But come adulthood, she chose her partner.

The first time one's spouse cheats, it's a shame-on-the-cheater situation. One can choose to forgive and to try to save the marriage. But the second time? 3rd? 4th? and so on. Even when the adulterer is so reckless that the affairs get international publicity? It then becomes shame on the person who enables the serial adulterer by not only staying in the marriage, but by blaming the adulterer's partners. And not just blaming the women, but setting up & directing the Bimbo Eruption Squad to intimidate, threaten and otherwise shut them up.

Trading self respect for power & political positioning is not what one might call a "free trade" deal. There is a heavy psychological price to be paid for choosing to stay with a spouse who repeatedly and publicly betrays and humiliates you. That anger gets projected onto others in quite out-of-proportion ways. Witness HRC's admitted need for revenge, and the Clintons' enemies list. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/hillary-clinton-hit-list-102067

It's a tragedy - the 2 men in her life whom she should have been able to trust to protect and cherish her, failed to do so. I feel sorry for her, but not enough to vote for her.

Count your garden by the flowers . . .

Count your garden by the flowers
never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by golden hours
don't remember clouds at all.
Count the night by stars, not shadows.
Count your years by smiles, not tears.
And with joy on every birthday,
Count your life by friends not years.

Many happy returns of the day!

PA Senate candidate Sestak called for EPA oversight of Marcellus drilling.

Sestak did this in October of 2013, following a blowout 100 miles east of Pittsburgh, which sent a plume of contaminated drilling water & natural gas 75 feet into the air & flowing into the ground for 16 hours before being capped. A failed blowout preventer triggered BP's environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

I post this to illustrate that he is not in the pocket of Big Fracking.

Sestak - the Democratic nominee for Senate - compared the incident, which has initially been linked to a failed blowout preventer, to the circumstances that led to the BP oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sestak wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to ask that the Marcellus Shale development be monitored by the EPA to ensure that drilling does not harm Pennsylvania's water resources.

"This accident highlights the significant dangers of these drilling operations, which are expanding in Pennsylvania at an unprecedented rate and scale," Sestak wrote, noting that American Rivers has declared the Upper Delaware River the most endangered in the country due to Marcellus Shale development. "Proper regulations are not in place to manage them and protect the public." He said Pennsylvania must have proper investigation and testing of groundwater and air contamination and the EPA has the technical expertise to do so.

As a House member, Sestak co-sponsored the FRAC Act, a companion to a Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Casey, that would repeal the "Halliburton Loophole," a Bush-era deal that allows drillers to avoid compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Sestak_calls_for_EPA_oversight_of_Marcellus_gas_drilling.html#g0rEfW7tm3QUGK72.99

McGinty top Dem. recipient of Marcellus Shale $$$ for last 2 reported years.


A handy dandy guide to the money drilling interests have lavished on PA legislators. When your sales tax goes up because our gutless, supine legislature won't pass a severance tax, here's where the blame lies.
Recipients | Marcellus Money
Recipient Name/Recipient/TypeParty/Grand Total
Granted that Republicans - especially Corbett- received lots of cash, take a look at the many Dems who also accepted $$$ from Marcellus Shale.

Of all the Democratic recipients for the two most recently reported years - 2013 and 2014, guess who is at the tippy-tippy-top of the list?

None other than current PA Senate candidate, Katie McGinty. She took in a tidy $72,600!

And yet she's running as a champion of the environment. She clearly is Marcellus Shale's favorite in the Dem. primary!

Park Ridge/elitist/white Chicago suburb!Not"the south"

Wow, Janey! You win the internets' daily award for exaggeration!!!!!!!! Also for being geographically challenged! As in suburban Chicago is not the south.

ONE time, HRC took ONE classmate to a Sunday service at her family's own Methodist church in the snooty, country-club level Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. I looked up HRC's home address at that time on Zillow - homes there described as in a country-club type of neighborhood.

Oh my God!!!! The horrors!!!! The dangers!!!!! The threats of violence!!!!!! I mean rich white Methodists!!!!! Who knows what they might have done????

(Actually, my grandparents were Methodists - and they took me to their Methodist church when I visited - albeit their church was in a poor coal-mining community, not a wealthy suburb). I used to BEG them - please, grammy - not a Methodist Church! Can you at least get me body armor?

HRC probably only took her black classmate once because the black classmate found the services remarkably boring!

And yet Hillary survived - it was prequel to BOSNIA!

And you have the chutzpah to describe this single incident at her own family's church as "desegregating churches in the south as a teen".

Janey, Janey, Janey - get a grip!

Not to mention "fired" as one of her 4 most frequent identifying terms.

I immediately thought of the ignominious circumstances under which she departed her job as an investigator for the Watergate committee, re her removing/hiding files relevant to and establishing precedent for Nixon's right to legal representation.

If anyone has any other explanation for the presence of the word "fired" as 1 of the 4 most frequent descriptive terms, along with "unethical", "behavior", and "lies", please share that explanation.

She was targeted re this incident in 2008, and it's still out there, in those clouds the Hill supporters are studiously ignoring, and positioned to be thrown at her if she is the candidate.

scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation by stealing Judiciary Committee files on the only precedent case that could have stonewalled their plot and drafting a legal brief that, according to Mr. Ziefman, "was so fraudulent and ridiculous Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge."

Wonder if I can still quote Shakespeare?

I mean he's male and I'm female, so any admiration I claim to have for him is suspect, right?

Plus he's dead and I'm (still) alive - so there's that.

But maybe I can quote the female characters from his "Histories, Tragedies and Comedies"? I do have Yale's excellently foot noted publication of the Complete Works. Except what if the female character is not white? Cleopatra? And I am not currently in a mixed race relationship or marriage. So dare I even be reading or thinking about, let alone commenting on Anthony & Cleopatra? Othello and Desdemona?

Oh, it's just so confusing. I must needs repair to my fainting couch. Where are my pearls? I must have my pearls!

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