Thursday, September 29, 2016

Silly Celebrities Get Naked For Hillary

I'm sure she's thrilled: Katy Perry Votes Naked In Latest Video To Turn Out The Vote For Hillary

OK, that was pretty disappointing. Now, nude pictures of Katy are rare enough to be a sort of big deal, but Madonna? Not to be outskanked by Katy, Madonna Gets Naked, Joins Katy Perry in Supporting Hillary Clinton.
Im voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She’s the Best we got!. Nude Voting series # 1

— Madonna (@Madonna) September 28, 2016

Nude pictures of Madonna, on the other hand are nearly a dime a dozen.

There's not much novelty value to a nude shot of Madonna; she'll apparently drop trou for almost any excuse, if it involves self promotion Warning, NSFW links! Also, pretty ugly.

Curiously, she seems to have withdrawn the picture. It can't be shame.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Maryland Moron Arrested Topless in Rehobth Beach

Topless Md. Woman Resisted Arrest In Rehoboth Beach
The Rehoboth Beach Police Department says 37-year-old Jennie Lee D. Martin, of Chevy Chase, Maryland was walking around with no shirt in the area of of Wilmington Avenue and First Street.

Police say they tracked the woman near the boardwalk, but she declined to put her shirt back on at the officer’s request.

Witnesses tell police that they observed the woman along with several other families as they attempted to hide their children’s views of Martin.

When one observer requested Martin to put on her shirt she allegedly responded with profanity and spit on the man, police say.
I'm sure she was just peacefully protesting for her right to show her nipples, like any man at the beach might. Free the nipple!  It's legal in New York!
When officers attempted to take Martin into custody she refused to allow officer to place her in handcuffs. Officers were forced to restrain Martin and forcefully place her into handcuffs.

Further investigation revealed the odor of alcohol on her breath. Martin’s purse was also searched and officers located marijuana consistent with personal use and a broken pipe inside.
Alcohol and weed were involved? I'm shocked, shocked.

She should come visit us in Long Beach. We need the excitement.

How Clean is Too Clean?

in the Anacostia River? Seriously? We're not close enough we need to worry about it yet: How clean is clean enough on the Anacostia?
That's the question raised recently over the effort to rid the Anacostia River of the mountains of trash littering its banks and waters.

The Natural Resources Defense Council argues in a lawsuit filed last week that the trash "pollution diet" on which the Anacostia has been for the last six years is destined to fail.

That’s because the plan that directs trash removal efforts for the three Washington, D.C. area jurisdictions in the river's watershed does not set a specific limit on the amount of trash it can handle while maintaining water quality, the environmental nonprofit said in a suit filed Sept. 19.

Rather, the total maximum daily load (TMDL) approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 only states how much trash must be removed or prevented from entering the heavily urbanized Potomac River tributary each year.

“It doesn’t set a maximum load, so it’s missing the ‘M’ and the ‘L’ in TMDL,” said Becky Hammer, staff attorney with the NRDC’s water program. “The reason a maximum limit is established is so plans like this can have a fixed target for measuring progress. If you don’t have that, you’re left with a paper exercise that lacks real world accountability.”

When it was established, the plan used a baseline estimate of the amount of trash that was entering the river around 2010 — about 1.2 million pounds, or 600 tons. It required the three jurisdictions that drain into the Anacostia -- the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties -- to remove their share of that trash tally each year. That would, at least in theory, result in a nearly trash-free river.

But the NRDC’s suit argues that the overall estimate of trash entering the river was based on limited surveys, making the figure both inaccurate and quickly outdated as the region’s population grows. A one-time baseline does not account for above-average trash years, Hammer said, when removing a few hundred tons of trash would still leave plenty floating downriver.

Food wrappers, plastic bottles and foam containers floating down the river or collecting on its shores can be hazardous to fish and wildlife and​ impair public recreation in the waters
A classic photo I took of the Anacostia, up at the railroad bridge, where they station a floating barrier to catch the trash that floats up and down the river with the tide. There are parts of the river that would be downright scenic, if it weren't for all the floating trash and trash washed up on the banks. And almost all of it comes from the streets of Washington D.C. Most of it could be solved by getting effective screening on the many outlets from the storm water system of D.C. It would also help ir D.C residents didn't consider the streets to the the trash can of convenience.

Whew! That Was a Gully-Washer

A little after we got up this morning, it started to rain slightly. Then the thunder started, and it got serious. So far, we have 2.24 inches, 2 of which fell in about 1 hour.:

So much for the grass seed we recently spread on the bare spots in the lawn. If it wasn't sprouted by now, I'm afraid it's down in the woods behind the house.

Graph from the AcuRite weather station I recently put on the back deck:

Post-Post Debate Debates Over

The day after the day after the debate Instapundit finds: TRUMP WINS MOST IMMEDIATE POLLS:
“The newspaper collected screen shots of 19 ‘snap’ polls conducted immediately after the debate, and in 17 of them, most respondents said Trump won the debate, often by a wide margin. It isn’t just Drudge and Breitbart; Trump also got more votes than Clinton in instant polls at Time, Slate, Variety and other liberal outlets. I can’t explain it, other than to say that perhaps it tells us more about how people view Hillary Clinton than about how Donald Trump actually performed.”
Althouse cite Scott Adams:  "Clinton won on points.... Clinton won the debate last night. And while she was doing it, Trump won the election.". On points, in the Breitbart post-debate poll, Clinton won 48/43. From celebrity row, A broken clock? Michael Moore Says Trump ‘Won’ The Debate and Mika Despondent Over Debate: Hillary ‘Amazing’ But Trump Will Win More Voters. The Washington Examiner posits Three ways Hillary Clinton won the debate — and why it might not matter. The men (and women) in the bar view: How Trump won over a bar full of undecideds and Democrats. The Fix is in at the Washington Post: Why Trump is close: He’s winning voters who see little difference between him and Clinton, and the Examiner: Did Donald Trump deconstruct Hillary Clinton with marginal voters?

On the other hand fromTuesday morning links at Maggie's Farm: Mirengoff: Thoughts on an unpleasant evening, 'Bizarre' Donald Trump seemed 'dreadfully unprepared', He winged it, had no plan. Thinks he is better than he is. Trump’s debate incompetence a slap in the face to his supporters, Dick Morris on Trump at Debate: 'He's Coasting', and Commenter here: "I expected more from him. I believe average citizens did too."

The "moderation" was still at issue: AND THE ROLE OF CANDY CROWLEY WAS PLAYED BY… Lester Holt
“not only made himself part of the game on Monday night, he ran up to the scrimmage line, then sacked the quarterback three times,” Kyle Smith writes.

Related: Debate Wrap-Up: Media Bashing of Lauer Has Desired Effect as Lester Holt Lets His Bias Fly.

Or as Heat Street asks, Lester Holt: The Third Debater?
Alicia Machado
Across the pond the Brits at the Mirror are asking: 'Was Lester Holt auditioning for Hillary's press secretary?' NBC moderator is criticized for Clinton bias by failing to ask about her emails or Benghazi. Ashe Schow at the Washington Examiner, always alert to false claims of sexual inequality asks Where are the fact checkers for Clinton's pay gap claims? Ashe also notes that Clinton appears to only care about the rights of some young men, black urban criminals, rather than white college students. Tom McGuire at Just one Minute is Checking The Fact Checkers on the issues of urban violence. Trump claimed violence in cities is up, Clinton claims they are down. The facts support Donald. At the debate Hillary mentioned Alicia Machado, the 1996 Venezuelan Miss Universe/Piggy, who Clinton cited as an example of Trump's misogyny. You can see "truth" behind the charges at my Rule 5 post on Ms. Machado. She did pork up a bit after winning. But the Mirror catches the fact that she was involved in a murder, and threatening a judge in Venezuela in 1998. Why do democrats always support the criminals?

The State Dept. email scandal keeps on keepin' on. Of course, the State Dept misses court's deadline on Clinton docs. The judge needs to to what he'd do if lawyers for a private firm missed deadlines repeatedly; put someone in jail for contempt. I'm reminded of the story of the Caribbean dictator who ordered three men to carry his grand piano up a flight of stairs. When they said it was too heavy, he shot one, and then the remaining two found the means to move the piano. Too good to check. This Ain't Hell found A Few More “Private” Email Facts that Came to Light. The one that seemed most novel to me was:
One of Clintoon’s longtime aides reputedly possessed a thumbdrive containing an archive of Clintoon’s emails, which she said was “something she happened to have laying around the house.” When the FBI requested she produce it, she was “unable to find it” – purportedly after searching “several times”. 
That sounds like something Cheryl Mills would come up with; she once had "burglers" steal some inconvenient documents from her house. Speaking of Cheryl, noted conservative legal expert Jonathon Turley (I jest, I jest) sees Clinton confidant's immunity deal looms over debate. The Wall Street Journal questions The Secrets of Cheryl Mills - If there was no evidence of criminal activity, why all the immunity?
Andrew McCarthy, a former U.S. attorney, puts it this way: “It’s like telling a bank robbery suspect, ‘If you turn over that bag, I’ll give you immunity as to the contents’—which means if the money you robbed is in there, I can’t use it against you.”
The Wall Street Journal also has More questions about the FBI’s special handling of the email case, especially James Comey’s Clinton Immunity.
Why the courtesy? “If the FBI wanted any other Americans’ laptops, they would just go get them—they wouldn’t get an immunity deal,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Politico. He’s right. The FBI merely had to seek a subpoena or search warrant. By offering immunity, the FBI exempted the laptops and their emails as potential evidence in a criminal case.
Afraid to upset the next boss? Speaking of which a  Former NSA analyst says the FBI may reopen investigation if Clinton loses. Of course, suck up to the new boss. However, the FBI claims time crunch necessitated immunity deal for Clinton aide Cheryl Mills. I though Comey said he was going to do it right, and not fast, regardless of the pending election. How long does it take to get a warrant and grab a computer? Sarah Westwood at the Washington examiner has Five unanswered questions for Comey on Clinton email case "1) Why did Cheryl Mills need an immunity agreement to cooperate with the FBI? 2) Did the FBI know about the suspicious Reddit posts? 3) Why did two of Clinton's lawyers receive immunity deals?, 4) Was anyone at the White House questioned about their knowledge of the server? and 5) Why was John Bentel protected?" A good start.

Would you be shocked to learn Hillary never took mandatory security training on classified material? She's much too important for such mundane affairs as protecting the country rather than herself.

Also news, Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Forwarded Classified & Top Secret Emails to Yahoo & Webmail linked to Anthony Weiner, so she could get it to a printer!
Abedin said, according to FBI documents, she would then access those email accounts via webmail from an unclassified computer system at the State Dept. and print the documents, many of which were classified and top secret, from the largely unprotected webmail portals.

Clinton did not have a computer in her office on Mahogany Row at the State Dept. so she was not able to read timely intelligence unless it was printed out for her, Abedin said. Abedin also said Clinton could not operate the secure State Dept. fax machine installed in her Chappaqua, NY home without assistance.
While I'm ragging on Huma, it's worth noting her background again. Abedin's Dad might be shocked at his daughter's conduct: Daddy’s Issues, Archive video exposes Weiner in-law
Abedin said that Arab states must police the upholding of Sharia, or Islamic law, and explained why the majority of Muslims view Israel and the Western world in primarily “hostile” terms.

The video provides a window into the Abedin family’s ideology, which has been marred by accusations it is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Enjoy some blue on blue action? Lesbian Trump supporter slams gay Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook
“And it’s really flooring the hell out of me that he’s supporting a woman that took money from these countries, from these countries that would take him and his friends or his lover or his partner and throw them off a building and kill them,” she said.
Clintons go where the money leads them.

FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials - sources, but there's just no way that Hillary's openly "secret" basement/bathroom server was ever hacked, right?

NRA Hits Hillary in New Ad to Run in Five Swing States

Links from Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 09.27.16"Post-Debate MusingHoward Dean Hangs Tough (And Mostly Alone) On Charge That Trump Was On Coke During DebateDebate Mashup – I Told Ya!The “Refugee” AgendaAnimal’s Daily Debate Recap NewsAnother Debate “Win” Or Two Like That For Hillary And She’s FinishedWhat Trump Won Last NightMedia Research Center Slams Last Night’s Debate “Moderator”Checking The Fact-CheckersClinton Reportedly Received Questions A Week Before The DebateTrump Wins Most Immediate PollsNear As I Can Tell…A Few More “Private” E-Mail Facts Come To Light, and the mostly sensible Megan McArdle: Maybe Crime’s Not Rising, But If Voters Think It Is…

Are You Tough Enough?

Love those 80s dancers.