Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Wells Fargo "embargo".

 The Wells Fargo "embargo".

The California Attorney General's Office has launched a criminal investigation into  (1)>>Wells Fargo (WFC.N) over allegations it opened millions of unauthorized customer accounts and credit cards, according to a seizure warrant seen by Reuters. Wells Fargo was one of the companies that had a bad week in the stock market this  . Now it appears that pending a  on going investigation , uncertainty .he scope of the scandal is shocking.Attorney General Kamala Harris authorized a seizure warrant against the bank that seeks customer records and other documents, saying there is probable cause to believe the bank committed felonies.The probe marks the latest setback for the bank in a growing scandal that led to the abrupt.   So let me explain to the average person what Wells Fargo "employees" were doing (1.2)>> { with out knowledge of the Banks CEO's ?}  On Thursday, federal regulators said Wells Fargo (WFC) employees secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts -- without their customers knowing it -- since 2011.The phony accounts earned the bank unwarranted fees and allowed (1.3 >>Wells Fargo employees to boost their sales figures and make more money.The way it worked was that employees moved funds from customers' existing accounts into newly-created ones without their knowledge or consent, regulators say. The CFPB described this practice as "widespread." Customers were being charged for insufficient funds or overdraft fees -- because there wasn't enough money in their original accounts. Wall Street can't agree on whether the worst is
Elizabeth Warren called out Fargo CEO John Stumpf 
behind Wells Fargo as KBW downgraded the stock, while BMO upgraded the shares Monday morning.Adding to the troubles, last week, long-time CEO John Stumpf suddenly retired, bowing down to mounting pressure over the scandal. Wells Fargo put chief operating officer Tim Sloan in charge.On Friday, the bank released third-quarter earnings that fell short of expectations and remained unsure about the potential long-term financial implications from the debacle.  (2)>>Senator Elizabeth Warren told Wells Fargo's board of directors on Thursday that John Stumpf's resignation is not enough to assure "proper accountability" at the bank, and raises questions about Stumpf's departing compensation and whether the bank's new chief executive was involved in the fake accounts scandal. In a letter Thursday to Wells Fargo chairman Steven Sanger, the Massachusetts senator said it’s not clear if the bank’s board of directors had properly addressed whether new CEO Tim Sloan “knew about or played any role in the scandal.” Amid fallout from the scandal, Wells announced last month Stumpf’s forfeiture of all of his unvested stock awards, worth a combined $41 million, and that he will not receive any bonuses for 2016. The  misbehavior among executives at Wall Street's largest institutions. To criticize bankers is to describe large-scale wrongdoing, mass-produced outrage which leads to widespread misery. It can't be done without routinely deploying words like "perjury," "forgery," "fraud," "deceit," "corruption," and "rapaciousness." Seem to resumed the  "norm" after President Obama bailed out the Banking institution after the  the financial crash in September of 2008. Last year some of the major banks were under scrutiny by the  (3)>>State Department Four of the world’s biggest banks pleaded guilty to felony charges last year in 2015 , agreeing to pay roughly $5.6 billion in fines for fixing the price of currencies on the foreign exchange market. Justice Department officials made much of the fact that, unlike previous sweetheart deals with Wall Street, this one required the banks’ parent companies to enter a guilty plea.One of the institutions involved in this deal was Citigroup.All four banks of these banks are repeat offenders with long records of serial fraud, as even this outdated graphic shows.  Due to the bailouts of Presidents Bush and Obama, we now have a lot fewer banks for which to choose. Moreover, Big banks are now much larger. They are monopolizing the the institution  . Banks are again defrauding . Taxpayer gave trillions in bailouts and the government instituted thousands of new pages in regulations to stop the cheating in the financial industry in the wake of the ‘Great Recession.’ But did it  fix anything?

(1)>>Wells Fargo .Wells Fargo has long portrayed itself as a "bank for Main Street," far removed from the excesses of Wall Street's wheeler-dealers. AS it appears now it was fleecing , its CEOs live right down Wall Street. see :  said Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York TimesSince the San Francisco–based company agreed to pay a $185 million fine on Sept. 8 due to illegal account openings, the stock has fallen more than 10 percent. (1.2)>> { with out knowledge of the Banks CEO's ?} The Nation   recently & eloquently stated that : “The business model of Wall Street is fraud,” Bernie Sanders proclaimed repeatedly on the stump. Wall Street’s big banks seem intent on proving his case. Most recently, Wells Fargo—whose CEO, John Stumpf, was celebrated as “banker of the year” by American Banker in 2013—has been fined $185 million for abusing its own customers. From 2011 to 2015, the company opened nearly 2 million bank accounts and more than 500,000 credit cards for customers who didn’t ask for them, engaging in fraud, identify theft, and forgery along the way. Its customers, as former Wells Fargo sales manager Beth Jacobson put it, were “all riding the stagecoach to hell.” (1.3 >>Wells Fargo employees to boost their sales figures and make more money.Our society worships wealth and consumption, and that slavish devotion has reached massive proportions. Along with that worship, our society seems to have rejected the idea that there is any dignity in the life of ordinary, law-abiding working people. In a survey conducted last year by a whistleblowers' defense law firm, nearly half of the senior bankers polled acknowledged a willingness to break the law to make money. (Presumably there were a number of others who also would, but weren't willing to admit it to a stranger.) (2)>>Senator Elizabeth Warren. The new demand on Capitol Hill for information comes as California state authorities begin a criminal identity theft investigation rooted in the Wells Fargo sales scandal, in which the bank created millions of unauthorized accounts, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.The warrant and related documents, served Oct. 5 and obtained by the Los Angeles Times through a public records request, confirm that California Attorney General Kamala Harris, in the final weeks of a run for U.S. Senate, has joined the growing list of public officials and agencies investigating the bank in connection with the accounts scandal.Documents filed along with the search warrant argue that there is probable cause to believe Wells Fargo violated two sections of the state penal code — one outlawing certain types of impersonation, the other outlawing the unauthorized use of personal information. Both violations can be charged as felonies, punishable by imprisonment for more than a year. (3)>>State Department Four of the world’s biggest banks.  Banks have continued to defraud customers  regardless of Federal Regulations . Wells Fargo employee's seemed to have practiced what J.P. Morgan Chase was doing . Many people lost their homes unjustly as a result of this mass-produced fraud. The practice was so widespread at J.P. Morgan Chase that it required the hiring of untrained college-aged temps - referred to within the organization as “Burger King kids“ - to generate all the fraudulent paperwork.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our American system has reached it's zenith ?.

" Well, I actually agree with that. I agree with everything she said". Trump can't seem to get away from 'agreeing' with Hillary . He has said that so many times already .The tone was set early when decades of tradition eroded as Trump and Clinton declined to shake each other's hand. As I am writing this . I sense that our nation has some sort of political crisis . First we don't have as voters any broader candidates for voting . (1)>>The two party system has FINALLY COLLAPSED. We have a multi-billionaire showman running for office. WE many have our FIRST woman President , who just happen  to be a first former lady & wife of a past President . No explanation.  It could be it . Our American system has { may have }reached it's  zenith ?. We have a fractured and fleeing Republican party . There is so much to write about this , but I'd like to pull some of the pork out this second debate    For Donald Trump , the week for him  was a utter disaster just leading up to the second debate a 2005  video surfaced , here he bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it " . Comparing the first debate with the second , Mr. Trump seemed a bit stressed , but his poise was less calmer  in regards to being questioned about "locker room talk " . Honestly Trump looked like a  BIG lier when he was asked about the  groping  video . Which he claims that " does not represent  who he is " . Trump's own apologetic speech can't not even  mend the conversation about him. Hillary questioned if Trump was fit to be in the Oval Office .  Its a bit embarrassing for the Republican party that their nominee has serious allegations that are more concerning than picking a bone with Hillary's emails which will not go away . There is another interesting twist , Trump seemed to have also dug up dirt on Bill Clinton , decades old .Donald Trump’s campaign sought to intimidate Hillary Clinton and embarrass her husband by seating women who have accused former president Bill Clinton of sexual abuse in the Trump family’s box at the presidential debate here Sunday night, according to four people involved in the discussions.
I feel sorry for Chelsea Clinton . Bill her father was 
unnecessarily insulted during 
the debate by Trump
in a scathing attempt to draw attention
away from his scandal .
We ALL READY KNOW what Bill Clinton did . Bill Clinton did get impeached for lying about Monica Lewinsky . BUT you don't need another lier to point the finger  .  There is lots of "hypocrisy" to go around.  "If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse," Trump said Oct. 9, 2016. "Mine are words, and his was action. { this is outrageous !}  His was what he's done to women. There's never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that's been so abusive to women. So you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women." While Trump invited four women to the debate at Washington University in St. Louis, only three of them -- Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones -- accuse Bill Clinton of sexual assault.The fourth woman, Kathy Shelton, was a victim in a rape case. Hillary Clinton defended Shelton’s attacker while working at a University of Arkansas legal aid clinic. You can read our fact-check related to that incident here.  I don't think it had any effect .  It was a bad strategy politically to point talk about Bill Clinton from a man who may have equally been abusive toward women   . This REALLY I believe  did not hurt Hillary. It really shows what desperation and what lows Trump is sinking .  I could tell form the face expression of Bill Clinton that he was upset since Trump took liberty to invite the women who accused Bill two decades ago at the debate and sit a few feet from .  Bill Clinton probably would have used a revolver if he had one .

FACT CHECKING THE FACTS ! Going beyond the innuendo , there are a lot of fact checking minutes . ON both Trump and Hillary . I heard few things out of Trump's mouth in regards to Syria , and Russia that I am going to elaborate on . There was one suspicious , yet quite nonfactual statement from Hillary that "Muslims have been in America since George Washington" . Let's start with Hillary's accusation : 
"  But, you know, let’s talk about what’s really going on here, Martha, because our intelligence community just came out and said in the last few days that the Kremlin, meaning Putin and the Russian government, are directing the attacks, the hacking on American accounts to influence our election. And WikiLeaks is part of that, as are other sites where the Russians hack information, we don’t even know if it’s accurate information, and then they put it out " .
This is a vary bold statement coming from one of the architects of the new cold war with Russia , with all my dislikes and likes about Hillary { I blame President Obama and his failed foreign policy that our nation is at odds again with Russia , but on a dangerous threshold } The statement to blame the Russians for the hacks is part of a smear Russia casmpign  Without facts or evidence that Russia is trying to swing the election to Donald Trump is being promoted by Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media and the entire Democratic Party- Republican  establishment. They also allege that Wikileaks is a tool of Russia, and are now up in arms about Donald Trump supposedly quoting what they call “Russian propaganda”. It's vary ludicrous . In one my past blogs I discussed that the "leaks" to Hillary's e-mails most likely { MY SPECULATION} were leaked by the State Department , perhaps one in the Republican Skull & Bones chamber . It makes no sense that the Russians would want to sway our elections . I do understand that why in a comical  way that Putin would want Trump . Here is what Trump says , here I agree with him : 

" But as far as other elements of what she was saying, I don’t know Putin. I think it would be great if we got along with Russia because we could fight ISIS together, as an example. But I don’t know Putin.
But I notice, anytime anything wrong happens, they like to say the Russians are — she doesn’t know if it’s the Russians doing the hacking. Maybe there is no hacking. But they always blame Russia. And the reason they blame Russia because they think they’re trying to tarnish me with Russia. I know nothing about Russia. I know — I know about Russia, but I know nothing about the inner workings of Russia. I don’t deal there. I have no businesses there. I have no loans from Russia". 
If Trump wants peace with Russia I am for it . Of many of the insane things that he has said over the last few months , here I agree with Trump . Why can't we get along with Russia ? Our American government right now is doing shitty things undercover . Like conducting war games with NATO close to the Russian boarder, { blaming Russia for the bombing in Aleppo Syria , which by the way the Syria mess is one mess created by the Obama administration  }  this aggravates me , setting up a missile defense system deep in Europe near again by Russia , while our American ambassador to the UN lied to the member states that it was being set up to "detour Iran's Nuclear threat ..." . We are being fed a spoon full of lies by our nations leaders that we are close to war , no American media network wont blow the lid off it . Why? (3)>> Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, called for peace and a de-escalation in tensions between the US and Russia. What is the future for dialog between the two countries under current circumstances? Gorbachev here too is alarmed by the escalating tensions . In the second debate I did not hear much on de-escalation from Hillary Clinton .  I guess no body cares ."Muslims have been in America since George Washington"  OK, I did hear it . Here is where you have to some fact checking for real. Muslim's were  in  America since 1776 ? Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows with a questionable claim during Sunday’s fiery presidential debate by stating Islam was always part of American history – even since the Revolutionary War. After recycling the Khizir Khan controversy, the Democrat nominee claimed “we’ve had
Gorbah Hamid asked Hillary and Trump about
Islamophobia .
Muslims in America since George Washington.” 
Several conservatives found humor in this seemingly overlooked part of colonial American history? Don't know,  so I had to research . It appears that if their were any Muslims in America during the revolutionary war one was  Peter Salem was a notable African American who participated in the Revolutionary War. He played a particularly important role in the crucial Battle of Bunker Hill, in which he fatally shot British Marine Major John Pitcairn. Although there is no direct documentation of Salem's religious views, some scholars believe that he may have been Muslim. Question arises here , that most of the first American Muslims may have  been African American slaves , (4)>>but there had to be vary few of them. to note , remembering how much our Government has gone to the apology  mode since Obama took office , the events of September 11th , that "phobia" .  I don't know if President Obama was talking about recent history ? 
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. So the Muslim question jumped in again when the candidates were questioned on by  (4.2)>> GORBAH HAMED
Well Gorbah Hamid Muslim American of Palestinian descent, she  did not look like a Muslim to me . I did not see any head covering of a TRADITIONAL Muslim woman .  She said :

Hi. There are 3.3 million Muslims in the United States, and I’m one of them. You’ve mentioned working with Muslim nations, but with Islamophobia on the rise, how will you help people like me deal with the consequences of being labeled as a threat to the country after the election is over?
 But Clinton’s pronouncement was designed to put Donald Trump on the defensive because of his earlier proposed shutdown of Muslim immigration. Paying tribute to American Muslims, Clinton mourned, “We just lost a particular well-known one with Muhammad Ali.” She accused Trump of being “short-sighted” and “dangerous,” even putting American security at risk.

The Special Prosecutor 
The best part of the debate
"special prosecutor "
Besides the innuendo / smear that Trump & Hillary have been targeting each other , during the debate Trump said that "Hillary would be in jail " if he were President . It's a Presidential debate "first", but what he actually vowed to do was appoint a “special prosecutor” to look into Mrs. Clinton’s “situation” — by which he was obviously referring to the e-mail scandal. Yes, the already overblown e-mail nonsense , but I am sorry to say, as I have said before . Its over and done . To investigate Clinton for mishandling classified information, destroying government files, and obstruction of justice — regarding Benghazi - Mrs. Clinton was a scapegoat for Mr. Obama - Obama failed Benghazi , he was the Commander in Chief , he should have sent protection , but we can go over subject that soo many times , why this has anything to do with Hillary is beyond any logical explanations ? , how many angles you look at it she got blamed what the President failed to do .The Obama administration strangely  investigated Mrs. Clinton, at least ostensibly, for over a year {after year } .  FBI investigators have already worked over Clinton’s server. That’s one of the FBI’s great investigative specialties, and they are very good at it. (5)>>REMEMBER they found NOTHING so FAR {Wikileaks } releasing what look like a bunch of "gossipy" e-mails that are not worth any attempt for espionage,  seem to be a focus of endless criminal investigation by the Republicans who can't seem to focus on anything else .
The Healthcare SCARE !
Bill Clinton did throw President Obama a "curve ball" when he somewhat admitted that Obamacare, quote, “the craziest thing in the world,” saying that small-business owners are getting killed as premiums double, coverage is cut in half. Was he mistaken or was the mistake simply telling the truth? REALLY COOPER asked the ultimate Taboo that shows that Obamacare is not making Healthcare affordable . It just means that it either has to be repealed  as Trump wants to do , or as Hillary wants to "fix it" . I  PERSONNALY think that a single payer system would have been better , but the obvious "cry" of the pundits is that if our nation did that we'd be on a path to Marxism . Obama knew that he would eaten alive if he did  a "Canada style" healthcare system that in any spectrum would have put all the insurance companies out of business . So the Obama healthcare  system  law had to be formatted to suit the already greedy system  { in place system} by introducing penalties for non compliant , forcing people to buy health insurance  . Yes, 20 million people did get cover'd . The Insurance moguls fatted their coffer with spiking rates.   Trump's own healthcare plan is just as scary as Obama care , he saidYou’re going to have plans that are so good, because we’re going to have so much competition in the insurance industry. Once we break out — once we break out the lines and allow the competition to come..."  I heard that I knew I would be running for cover . Trump's plan has to be explained a lot better . Unless you want Trump or Hillary-care . It's a scare .
The Last great Question in the second Debate .
Here was the best part of the  second debate that was the best , it it was the last . Both Hillary and Trump regardless of their mud slinging , finger pointing anger toward each other , there was one saving grace . 
RADDATZ: We’ve sneaked in one more question, and it comes from Karl Becker.QUESTION: Good evening. My question to both of you is, regardless of the current rhetoric, would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?(APPLAUSE)

 Karl Becker, a town-hall participant, had the opportunity to ask the final question in St. Louis after a nearly two-hour heated exchange between the pair of presidential candidates. “Regardless of the current rhetoric,” he asked, “would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?” It was fitting end to a crazy debate . Trump and Clinton traded many  insults throughout the debate, which began on an already contentious note when they did not shake hands at the start. They did finish the event with a handshake.
Third debate on Wednesday .

(1)>>The two party system has FINALLY COLLAPSED. As November inches closer, America’s two-party duopoly continues to implode. Disillusioned Democrats are making a mass exodus from their party while prominent Republicans vow to support Clinton over Trump, and once clear-cut lines in American politics are disintegrating as Americans seek other, actually “less evil” options. The myth of the "less of the two evils" is a hoax . I think that the American Democrats and Republicans are "one party" two names , they are part of some Masonic - Skull & Bones system , perhaps a "secret society " . By now the election process has already been decided . (2)>> We ALL READY KNOW what Bill  Clinton did. Monica Lewinsky was obviously the "only" victim of a extra marital  affair .That can be verified ,  We know because of DNA evidence . What I mean ONLY , not to take anything out context since there are sensitive people . You have to have sold proof that an abusive situation did happen . Having an "extra-martial affair" in Bill's case is not like rape , but it has been weighed on the same as committing adultery as in Bill Clinton's case . In  case of the other women  , Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones -- were part of a tabloid sensation that seemed to have brought out other victims in a similar line with  Bill Cosby . I suspect Paula Jones did have a affair with Bill .If it was harassment ?Trump and his supporters have said Hillary Clinton enabled her husband and victimized his accusers. At a rally in Oregon, Trump called Hillary Clinton, " an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler".Left unmentioned is a tape recording that Gennifer Flowers made of Bill Clinton on the phone specifically coaching her how to lie about their affair to the press...Pretty damning evidence their 12 year affair was no lie, eh, Ms. Clinton? Hillary did support her husband after he was caught , at what length she knew is probably no better than what  Jacqueline Lee "JackieKennedy knew of JFK and his "other" relationships . Trump is no cleaner in his laundry  either since he married 4 times , perhaps committed adultry .  (3)>>Mikhail Gorbachev Addressing participants in the international conference marking the 1986 US-Soviet Summit, the former Soviet premier expressed his concern about the current state of US-Russian relations, which he blamed on a “collapse of mutual trust.” He cautioned against the use of force, in particular nuclear force, saying that military methods had not helped to resolve conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria or the former Yugoslavia. Instead, he called for a resumption of dialogue between Russia and the United States, which he says has been lacking over the past two years.(4)>>but there had to be vary few of them.  America and Muslim's have really a shaky history , it's never been vary mutual in terms of "friendliness" The first United States military land action overseas, executed by the U.S. Marines and Navy, was the Battle of Derne, Tripoli, in 1805. It formed part of an effort to destroy all of the Barbary pirates, to free the American slaves in captivity, and to put an end to piracy acts between these warring tribes on the part of the Barbary states, which were themselves member states of the Ottoman Empire. The opening line of the "Marine's Hymn" refers to this action: "From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..."Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli's ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.(4.2)>> GORBAH HAMED. "about Islamophobia, and that’s a shame " Trump said . While Muslims face a "image problem" in the Western world. Their the only ones who can change it .  Muslims have committed the worst atrocities of the 21st Century , most of all Many Muslims have died by Muslim hands . Its a shame .  (5)>>REMEMBER they found NOTHING so FAR . Back in 2015 , The State Department this week announced that it would be releasing 7,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the batch of 30,000 turned over by the former secretary of state earlier this year. State Department officials first discovered that Clinton had been using a private email server to conduct government business back in March while investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, prompting Clinton and her team to preemptively turn over a swath of pages for review. Similar to the department's previous Clinton email releases, the latest round included few new details which might prove useful going forward, but enough of mundane comedy to keep the public entertained.The press and social media had a field day, tweeting jokes and snide comments about the non-revelation. "The upside of this Hillary Clinton email scandal?  Wasted Tax payer Money .Lol!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Kaine & Pence Round- a-bout . VP debate and other new NEWS!

Kaine was too swift .
Pence's big problem
The VP debate was the only debate between Kaine and Pence . While the debate was meager to compare the Hillary vs Trump .  (1)>>However the VP debate had some surprises thanks to Mike Pence who tried  not to play the devils advocate for Trump. Some news sources say that Pence threw Trump under the bus, the CNN report "Again and again, he refused to defend Donald Trump," Kaine told CNN "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota Thursday. "I think the folks watching it definitely understood that Gov. Pence wouldn't defend his running mate."Kaine came across as rude and un-presidential for some , He appeared angry and interrupted Pence often in the debate with a laundry list he seemed to be reading from. It felt like he wasn't following the debate questions, but was just trying to inject all his talking points. Pence was measured and sounded like he could assume the role of Commander in Chief.Mr. Kaine was far more aggressive from the start, answering a question about his own qualifications with lengthy praise for Hillary Clinton and a declaration that “the thought of Donald Trump as commander in chief scares us to death.” Mr. Kaine, trained as a litigator, frequently used this tactic of turning questions about himself and Mrs. Clinton into opportunities to extol his running mate and assail Mr. Trump.“I can’t imagine how Governor Pence can defend the insult-driven, me-first style of Donald Trump,” Mr. Kaine said after noting that Mr. Trump had once described Mexicans as “rapists” and questioned President Obama’s citizenship. I think these attacks by Kaine may have stuck  behind Pence's own mind underneath , may have embarrassed him . His {Pence} first own thoughts may have been . "yea he said that .........."  It may have been hard again for Pence to defend Trump , just as much as (2)>>Rudy
Giuliani called Donald Trump  {defending } a "genius"  last Sunday, in the wake of a New York Times report indicating he may have legally avoiding paying taxes for nearly two decades. The hypocrisy is amazing , with a real lack of "damage control". Defending what Trump actually said over the years becomes vary difficult as { more dirt surfaces as I am writing } recently a recording has come to the attention to the media via CNN Donald Trump bragged about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grope women in previously unaired footage from 2005 that surfaced on Friday. It makes me wonder just as much as Bill Clinton's escapades may have been forgivable , Trump's might be just as scathing . The Media will not forgive Trump. That's  is the "irony" , Mrs. Clinton responded " This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president," Clinton tweeted later . After nearly a day of ignoring reporters’ queries on Donald Trump’s lewd 2005 tape where he discusses attempts to have sex with women, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is out with a statement condemning Trump’s comments.  “As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday,” Pence said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”After Trump’s late-night Facebook video statement apologizing for the 2005 comments, Pence said he was “grateful” that the real estate mogul “has expressed remorse and apologized {rather late of coarse , but he should apologize to  the women }rather   to the American people.“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump told The Washington Post in a phone call from his home in Trump Tower in New York. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.”“People are calling and saying, ‘Don’t even think about doing anything else but running,” Trump said when asked about Republican defections. “You have to see what’s going on. The real story is that people have no idea about the support. I don’t know how that’s going to boil down, but people have no idea about the support.
Quo Vadis Mike Pence?
There is obvious talk about Mike Pence "actually" running for President in 2020 . The GOP right now is in a frenzy about Trump . Notwithstanding how much distance he can get away  from Trump .  "Vote for Donald Trump, and get Mike Pence elected " is probably a good party slogan right now , if that don't play into political conspiracies .I believe Trump if he { in a theory , but unlikely now } "won" in November, he is likely would be  puppet { lacking any political experience other wise he }  of the right wing regime . The political right has used "star power" to get votes before . Like Arnold Schwarzenegger did for California  himself as "puppet" of former Gov . Pete Wilson .  The alternative for Pence running should Trump drop out of the race is unlikely as of now  Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence indicated Saturday that they would fight their election campaign to its conclusion next month, Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to "never" drop out of the presidential race as a growing chorus of Republicans urged him to do exactly. A new poll says one out of three Trump backers now wish that the Indiana governor was at the top of the GOP ticket instead of in the second spot. According to the Politico/Morning Consult poll, 32 percent of Trump supporters say they would rather have Pence as president, while only 9 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters who would rather have Kaine. The post-debate survey of almost 2,000 registered voters was taken Oct. 5 6.

(1)>>However the VP debate had some surprises. About 37.2 million people tuned in to the nine television channels that carried the debate live, according to Nielsen.An unknown number of others streamed the debate on the web in ways that aren't counted by Nielsen. The VP debate is always about defending your running mate, One is that Kaine came off overly aggressive and seemed too eager to get in his memorized talking points. { it reminds me the guts Joe Biden had  in 2012  In a vice-presidential debate against Paul Ryan in October 2012, Ryan offered “a bunch of malarkey” about Libya, according to Biden’s view. And amid a salvo of vice-presidential finger-guns and air kisses, “a bunch of malarkey”} Biden stooped for Obama on Libya which later became fair game on Hillary Clinton }  The other is that Pence happily and calmly defended a version of his running mate that doesn’t exist. In Pence’s telling, Trump would be tough on Putin, would never support prosecuting women for having abortions, uses his family charity solely for charitable purposes, etc. And when called on these discrepancies, Pence simply said that Trump isn’t a polished candidate so sometimes says things he doesn’t mean. (2)>>Rudy Giuliani called Donald Trump . Following a New York Times investigation revealing that Donald Trump may have claimed a nearly billion dollar loss in 1995 to avoid paying taxes, Rudy Giuliani proclaims Trump is an “absolute genius.”The former New York City mayor appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to commend Trump for “taking advantage” of the laws. The large loss, the Times reported, could have allowed Trump to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years. On “Fox News Sunday,” Christie made the point twice that Trump would change the law to fix the kind of situation highlighted by the New York Times.“There’s no one who’s shown more genius in their way to maneuver about the tax code as he rightfully used the laws to do that,” Christie said. “And he’s already promised in his tax plan to change many of these special interest loopholes and get rid of them so you don’t have this kind of situation.”Later in the show, Christie said, “And the genius that Donald Trump has been, to make sure he follows the law, which is exactly what he’s done, and politically he has said that he’s going to change these laws and that there’s no one who’s better suited to change these laws than someone like him who’s been subjected to audit by the IRS year after year after year.”

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Debate "aftermath".

The debate was really more wild
than I expected . Yes, Hillary
won the first debate .
The aftermath of the debate , I had  to weigh in,   So here is my "review'.  .The debate was over before it started. I was hoping for as in my last post that Trump would get a "hard line " with Hillary . It looked like he squeaked like a mouse , while Hillary took center stage with calmness & professionalism , that in my last post I was expecting an exasperated Mrs. Clinton . I guess that maybe Mr. Trump the previous night had a few drinks , because he was caught way off  guard than his, usual rhetoric fizzed   . First Mrs. Clinton won that first debate . There is no objection to this  Trump looked like lost nerve .Trump being on the defensive and circling back to his weaknesses doesn't do him any favors.  Yea the word "lost" is also vary imprinted & disappointing . Hillary on the other hand was all smiles , she also had a rather pissed off look as every time Trump spoke , she would glance at him , by her "eyes"  you can tell she probably could not stand some of his obnoxious remarks . One of them that got Trump in a predicament was (1.1)>>the "birther" issue . Trump blew it when he "admitted" it just prior to the debate that President Obama was born in the USA Hawaii . So it took him "years" just to say it . Politically it was a bad idea . It WAS A BAD IDEA from the START . Mr. Trump got involved in the birther movement just about the time Obama was elected . Mr. Trump fed the birther movement , helped fuel the failed Tea Party , and on national TV in several  interviews .First, in 2012, Trump said he'd donate $5 million for that proof.he offered to give huge donations to charity in exchange for hard evidence that proved President Obama had been born in the U.S. The deadline of that original offer was Oct. 31, 2012. At the time, Obama had already released his "long-form" birth certificate, showing he had been born in Hawaii. But Trump wanted more. Two years later, Trump described his 2012 offer in a speech at the National Press Club. Trump said that, at the last minute, he had actually upped it to a whopping $50 million. "Now then, what wasn’t reported by the press is, sometime just prior to the expiration date of that offer, I raised the offer to $50 million. $50 million! For charity,' Trump said in 2014. "Pick your charity, for $50 million, and let me see your records! And I never heard from him." Meanwhile you could not take your eye of the facial expressions of
Hillary showed the best face expressions
while Trump blasted away .
both of them 
As soon as they shook hands to start the debate, Clinton pivoted away from Trump to give herself “some of the attention,”Trump, however, tried to show he was the top gun by patting her on the back after the handshake.“After he shakes her hand, he taps her on the back and that says, ‘hey, I am the powerful one, I am in control. I decide when this handshake ends.’”Trump's facial expressions sure let his feelings be known when Clinton was speaking.“His eyes are squinted a bit, which is not typical for him. He is listening. His lip purse shows uncertainty and disagreement,” Mrs. Clinton looked alive , while Trump looked tight . 
Hillary was doing her best to not laugh out loud after Trump accused her of lacking "stamina" . That part of the debate was my favorite part . He said , “She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina. I said she doesn’t have the stamina. I don’t believe she does have the stamina,” Trump said, when moderator Lester Holt asked him about a past comment that Clinton lacked a presidential “look.” “You have to be able to negotiate our trade deals …I don’t believe that Hillary has the stamina.” I am assuming that
" I have nothing
to hide ..."
Trump had really bad talking points when he said this , Hillary looked healthy , she gave Trump a little tip on stamina .
Clinton responded that she had traveled to 112 countries as secretary of state, and negotiated trade deals and other agreements. If Trump did that, she said, “He can talk to me about stamina.” There
 was a particularly hilarious moment because Trump spent many moments in the debate trying to interrupt Clinton or saying things like "No" or "Nope" while she was speaking, making it clear that he was struggling to keep his composure during the debate. He somehow kept his facial expressions relatively subdued, but he couldn't manage to fight facts with facts. Instead, he often fought facts with "Well, that isn't true!" when (1.2)>>Clinton said that he supported the war in Iraq, or "I'll release my tax returns when you release your emails," even though the two have nothing to do with each other and the former is required of presidential candidates.During the September 26 presidential debate, moderator Lester Holt insisted that it was a proven fact that Donald Trump supported George W. Bush’s war in Iraq before Trump was against it. Holt insisted that GOP nominee Donald Trump “had supported the war in Iraq before the invasion.” This is the most confusing part of
She has a lot to smile about.
If Trump keeps this up.
Trump's flip flopping over the decade . Yes he is right that invading Iraq was a mistake , but regardless what he said then and now he should have articulated it better . Honestly I think Trump is a product of "right wing brainwashing" 
yet he seems so  indoctrinated in the propaganda , its not the same Trump of 20 years ago , that sounded like a liberal  , but Trump has now been made a puppet , and a good one. If he just a puppet then he is just a stand in to wrench the Republican party for Hillary . Hillary Clinton was deemed the winner of Monday night's debate by 62% of voters who tuned in to watch, while just 27% said they thought Donald Trump had the better night, according to a CNN/ORC Poll of voters who watched the debate. Keep in mind this is the first round , Hillary won this one , but Trump has a few more chances. Clinton helped her cause on that front in the debate, in part thanks to Trump injuring his own.
 (1.1)>>the "birther" issue . The Birther Issue was originally  stared in Kenya by the Kenyan government rather than Hillary or Trump  .  So we need some  dirt digging here . Trump played the piper with this issue for years , so now he declared ; “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Trump said, which is untrue. “I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.” From the start of March 2008, rumors that Obama was born in Kenya before being flown to Hawaii were spread on conservative websites, with the suggestion that this would disqualify Obama from the presidency. In April of that year, anonymous e-mails from supporters of Hillary Clinton repeated the same rumor, While President Barack Hussein Obama made a big show of proving that he was born in the United States, Kenyan tourism officials are making a big show of Obama’s birthplace—the village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, just outside the Kenyan city of Kisuma. ??? yes you read it "Obama's Birth Place" When questioned by American reporters, Kenyan officials say with a wink that “of course” Obama was also really born in the U.S.—a legal requirement for any U.S. president—but Obama’s numerous cousins, half-brother, aunts, uncles, and grandparents disagree.When tourists make a pilgrimage to Obama’s home hamlet, where the U.S.’s first half-black president is adored as a saint, they meet Obama’s relatives, like his step-grandmother Mama Sarah and worship at the grave of Obama’s father, an alcoholic who drank himself to death.Whether Obama having been born outside the U.S. would have invalidated his U.S. citizenship at birth is debated. Political commentator Andrew Malcolm, of the Los Angeles Times, wrote that Obama would still be eligible for the presidency, regardless of where he was born, because his mother was an American citizen, saying that Obama's mother "could have been on Mars when wee Barry emerged and he'd still be American." see this URL  ( ) The infamous “Grandmother Tape” has long been debunked, but it won’t go away. Sarah Obama (step-grandmother, not aunt) never said Obama was born in Kenya, that she held him, or that he was born in Mombasa, and she never signed any affidavits sworn or otherwise. She said repeatedly that he was born in Hawaii, in the United States. You can listen for yourself. (Audio opens in new window.) The birther controversy ends with this silly note from Obama's Kenyan  half brother , back in July this year he brought a obvious twist to the birther story . Obama's brother Malik had this to say : “This Trump guy is a really cool guy and I like him because he speaks from his heart and he is so down to earth,” Malik Obama told AFP by phone from the western Kenyan village of Kogelo, from where the pair’s father’s family comes from.“Trump is so much concerned about security and he wants to make America great,” added Obama, who has both Kenyan and US citizenship and says he has voted in US elections since the 1980s.“The guy speaks from his heart and you can see he is very honest in what he says. He speaks what he thinks. It is not like someone is prompting him,” added  Malik Obama. ( see complete reference ; ) (1.2)>>Clinton said that he supported the war . Moderator Lester Holt called out Donald Trump on the Iraq War in what became one of the first debate’s most devastating moments for Trump. Tens of millions of Americans watched Trump squirm as he tried to explain how he was against the war, when he’d publicly said he was for it.So naturally, Fox News decided to do damage control after the debate, publishing an article that claimed “history backs The Donald” on opposing the Iraq War. As proof, the network pulled up a January 2003 interview with Fox host Neil Cavuto, which Trump had mentioned as proof of his opposition during the debate. (see CNN interview )