The gloves have come off. Donald Trump discusses Hillary Clinton during his victory speech last night after sweeping all five Republican primaries. Trump also won Indiana yesterday one week before any votes are cast in the Hoosier state..
"Frankly the only card she has is the woman card, and the beautiful thing is that women don't like her."
SUMMERS DANCES LIKE A TRAINED MONKEY
BILL PHIL AND LARRY HAVE A WALL STREET PARTY
Larry Summers, Phil Gramm and Bill Clinton celebrate at the signing of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1998, which repealed the Glass-Steagal Act of 1933. This bill led to the creation of mega-banks and financial service firms that quickly became too big to fail, and paved the way for the global financial crisis of 2008.
I set the clip to begin with Phil Gramm's comments. After him, you can skip to 14:00 when Summers introduces Clinton, unless of course you want to watch the monkey.
BANK BAILOUTS AND WALL STREET CULTURE
LEGALITY IS NOT AN OBSTACLE ON WALL STREET
In this WSJ podcast Author Michael M. Thomas, who worked at Lehman Brothers and then wrote about the financial crisis for the New York Observor, discusses his new book Fixers, ostensibly about a Wall Street consultant on a mission to rig the 2008 election by funneling millions of dollars to a charming young presidential candidate.
THE EUROPEAN DREAM IS OVER
Great little speech as Nigel bellows at fellow members of the EU Parliament. He is challenged by an elected party hack dressed in Hillary orange at the 2:20 mark which provides an extra measure of mirth. It's Nigel, he'a always good. This story today from The Gaurdian helps explain why the EU is failing:
European countries that refuse to give shelter to refugees could be forced to pay into the coffers of states that do, under plans to be unveiled by the European commission on Wednesday. The idea is part of a long-awaited proposal to reform the EU’s asylum rules, which were stretched to breaking point by the arrival of more than one million refugees and migrants last year.
Was the First Obama Election Fixed? New Book Raises Suspicions
By Pam Martens
Excellent short clip. Senator David Perdue compares Walmart revenues to the Defense Department budget and wonders why one gets audited and the other does not.
The U.S. national debt is currently just short of $19.26 trillion. We become more indebted to the tune of $12,000 every second and approximately $1.3 billion every day.
U.S. Debt Clock: http://www.usdebtclock.org/
HILLS AND RACHEL CLASH AT DEM TOWNHALL
Rachel Maddow supports Bernie Sanders. Hillary knows it, and she's been seething for awhile. This is starting to get personal. She showed her anger tonight in front of a national audience. I can think of at least one way Hillary could still lose to Bernie: but only if James Comey gets off his ass and busts hers.
KNIGHT HAS A FEW WORDS FOR HIS CRITICS
Bob Knight announced today that he is endorsing Donald Trump for president and that he will campaign with him Wednesday night a big rally in Indianapolis. Knight is still revered by most Hoosiers, so this effectively closes the deal on Cruz in Indiana, though it was never really going to be close either way.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
I have no idea where this footage came from originally. But I do know that I had never heard of it before this morning. You can very clearly see Senator Ted Cruz sneak a folded bill of uncertain denomination into the outstretched hand of someone at the rope line. It appears intentional and the man seems to be expecting the cash. It looks like a $100 handshake, and 'thank you for your vote.' And it might even be a felony in some states.
The clip was just uploaded to Youtube today, so the footage could be new. I'm still digging.
BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE
HUMVEE DROP DOES NOT GO ACCORDING TO REGULATION
The commentary you hear during the clip are the voices of soldiers working as ground support during the drop exercise, which was being conducted by the 173rd Airborne Brigade at a base in Hohenfels, Germany.
The drop plane is the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS
This gem of a story was on the wires this morning. We knew this day was coming. How did I think of the headline, you wonder? No one is that good of a writer. No one except fucking Goldman Sachs, that is. Because it's their headline. Nope, scratch that. It's actually their new corporate motto, splashed all over the front of their godforsaken brand spankin' new consumer website, set in place to siphon all of earth's dollars until the end of time.
AUSSIE SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE
Fracking in Australia leaves its freaking mark on nature. From the video author:
I was shocked by force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River was flammable. So much gas is seeping into the river that it held a huge flame.
NO ONE LIKES CHEATING TED CRUZ
This is actually pretty decent work. The artist wrote the following on his youtube page:
Cruz is a plastic patriot disguised as a pusillanimous pussyfoot. This ballad is dedicated to you, Lyin' Ted.
ANYONE. BUT. HILLARY. 2016.
This might be the best clip on the front page. Just listen for a few minutes as Hills tries to explain away her email problems. I set the video to begin playing exactly at the 2:40 mark.
This clip is extra good, which is why it has racked up 4 million views on youtube so far.
TAXPAYERS ON HOOK FOR $2.2 BILLION
CRONYSIM RULES CLEAN ENERGY
Excellent short clip from Friday on Fox Biz. SunEdison benefited to the tune of $750 million from taxpayers, mostly through its purchase of First Wind. Marc Morano discusses green skeletons, Solyndra 2, renewable illusions, and rampant crony capitalism at SunE.