Saturday Night Live is Terrible: Their hatred of Trump will be their undoing

Donald Trump has a point, Saturday Night Live is terrible lately because they have taken political satire and turned into activist aggression.  I’ve watched SNL for many years and I generally have liked it even when they don’t agree with me politically.  But since the election of Trump, they seem to have lost their minds.  We always knew they were left-winged radicals at SNL and the producers at NBC were socially liberal—but what they are doing to Donald Trump is attempting to weaponize their airwaves which of course will backfire.  But just look at this terrible production during their opening on January 14th–it was horrendous.  Terrible writing, terrible execution and the satirical attempt would need to be rooted somewhat in reality—but this skit doesn’t even resemble the actual press conference Donald Trump did just a few days prior.

It’s hard to understand the minds of these liberals.  Surely they know that now that they’ve revealed their true political radicalism typical fans of the show—like myself—will watch something else.  For instance, normally my wife and I watch SNL from our bed as we close out a Saturday.  But this week, because the previous shows since the election were so terrible, I recorded it and watched it during breakfast before my wife even got up on Sunday.  After that opening act I turned it off and deleted the rest of the show in favor of spending my time on something else.  I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.  And how can SNL afford to alienate half the country and still hope to produce stars for motion pictures and kings of the comedy world?  They are blowing it with this political theater.

The radical left wingers attempted to make Ronald Regan look stupid in their comedy back in the 80s and they are trying the same thing with Donald Trump, and Alec Baldwin’s mocking of Trump on SNL completely depends on painting the newly elected president as a complete idiot.  But, Trump isn’t stupid—he made a lot of money being smarter than other people and he’s wrote a lot of bestselling books based on his accomplishments—well before he was ever in politics.  Painting Trump as a stupid fool just won’t work with Trump and if the SNL people were really so smart, they’d know that.  But obviously, they don’t, and that will prove to be their doom.

I mean they called Trump’s kids Bevis and Butthead.  What did they think was going to happen?   Don and Eric are nothing like those idiots that used to be on MTV.  That kind of mean-spirted writing is a huge turnoff as entertainment because its not even satire–its just stupid.

Rich Hoffman


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Airbus Committing to Skycars: The future is now the reality I’ve been telling you about

It was interesting to hear Tom Enders from Airbus speak about flying cars—his recent article published by Reuters shown below sounds exactly like the things I have been saying for many years—almost word for word. (CLICK HERE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF) And that is exciting.  It brings me great joy to see many of these ideas coming to fruition.  Here is what Tom Enders said:

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.

Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders. The aim would be for people to book the vehicle using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes.

“One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” Airbus CEO Tom Enders told the DLD digital tech conference in Munich, adding he hoped the Airbus could fly a demonstration vehicle for single-person transport by the end of the year.

We are in an experimentation phase, we take this development very seriously,” he said, adding that Airbus recognized such technologies would have to be clean to avoid further polluting congested cities.

He said using the skies could also reduce costs for city infrastructure planners. “With flying, you don’t need to pour billions into concrete bridges and roads,” he said.

Enders said Airbus, as the world’s largest maker of commercial helicopters, wanted to invest to make the most of new technologies such as autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, to usher in what amounts to an era of flying

As I’ve said many times, I write all these articles because you just never know who’s reading them, and I get many hundreds of hits every day even though I am blacklisted as a conservative writer on all the search engines and most of the social networks. It doesn’t matter.  Smart people find me, and they read these articles and they act on what they learn—and that is a wonderful thing.

So it is very exciting to see what was just an idea a few years ago coming to a reality and soon, within just a few years—because Airbus means business—let me tell you that—we’ll have point to point flying cars and they’ll be reliable and easy to use—and that will open up a whole new realm in complex history of personal transportation systems. Just remember where you read it first.  I’m more interested in seeing ideas born—getting paid is secondary.  Because all the money in the world doesn’t matter if our world is stuck in the past so it becomes the task of the creative mind to put the first thought in the mind of people who can actually do something about it.  Which is how things are supposed to work.

Rich Hoffman


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Right-to-Work Protests in West Chester, Ohio: The bad economics of dealing with people like Ed Conway

I watched with a quite a lot of disdain the West Chester Trustee meeting on January 10th 2017 seen below where union dissidents poured into the chamber to flood the citizen comments portions with outside opinion in an effort to prevent West Chester from becoming the first right-to-work township in Ohio.  As the meeting went on, especially at the 1 hour 19 minute mark, Lee Wong had coordinated the events in the room to invoke union radicalization through a poor understanding of both economics and the trends of democratic thinking–and chaos flourished.  Labor radicals with the worldly understanding of a cockroach paraded themselves to the podium and yelled from the back of the room as Lee defied Mark Welch’s intentions to close the meeting because it was out-of-control.  Each speaker in favor of the union position had already by that time showed exactly why West Chester needs to lead the charge for right-to-work in Ohio—because all of them failed to understand the nature of business creation and were reserved to look around their surroundings and proclaim that West Chester was good—so why change it.  The height of their ignorance was fervently displayed ironically during a zoning change portion of the meeting when Chris Wunnenberg was speaking and the union slugs didn’t even understand that the proposal was a managed zoning change to inspire industrial construction—that such a proposal was not yet on the table.  That of course contributes to the vast ignorance of the many speakers in favor of the unionized status quo—they don’t understand the mind of business and why providing economic freedom not only in the form of taxation, but in reduced complications against the managements of those proposed companies is important to the continued growth of West Chester in a positive direction.

Unions do not create jobs and unions certainly didn’t build West Chester as some idiot screamed from the back of the room.   Business and financial opportunity built West Chester and its neighbor to the north Liberty Township.  Unions are like tar pits, they just sit there and depending on their location, sometimes something good comes across them and gets stuck in their presence only to suffer a gradual and slow death for which they never escape.  Companies do not want to share their management of operations with people like that Ed Conway from the video who claims he’s been in West Chester since 1988.  Unions give people like Ed a seat at the table with the typically smart people who run companies—who go out on a limb with their risks to pour money into a business plan and to execute that plan for the potential of profit which workers then enjoy in the form of wages.  Without that first step, and risk of the business owner and its managers, Ed wouldn’t have a job.

But no president or manager of any business operation wants some person like Ed joining the management of employee business because it greatly limits the amount of productive output that a company or business entity can generate per person.  So for all the talk of how wages are driven up in unions and how that money is poured back into a region and that such a relationship is mutually beneficial for everyone—they don’t understand the mind of a typical businessman.  They see a business owner driving a BMW or a Mercedes and they think they are rich and are entitled to some of their wealth through some communist upbringing they learned in their public schools—and they would be wrong.  Business owners hoping not to get snared in these unionized tar pits locate in places so that they can avoid dealing with people like Ed.

I’m sure Ed Conway is a nice guy, he’s probably great to have a beer with at Buffalo Wings and Rings during a Monday Night Football game.  There is nothing wrong with not being intellectually curious so long as people make it up with being a hard worker.  I certainly don’t expect everyone in the world to read and always push themselves to be smarter from one week to the next for their entire lives—and if they want to use their union wages to feed their faces and become a gradual health risk—that’s their business—but don’t assume that they are capable of being a co-manager of a business operation. Businesses put up with unionized labor only if they can justify the effort in their profit margins.  If the margins can’t justify the pain in the ass in dealing with people like Ed—and there are millions of Ed Conways out there—then they close shop and either retire or they move to someplace friendlier to business actions.  For the proof, just drive through downtown Middletown sometime and you’ll see what people like Ed have done to their economic growth of a once proud town.  Hamilton went through the same destructive process—unionized radicals drove Fisher Body out of the Hamilton/Fairfield area as well as International Paper—and many other places of business because unions and management just don’t go together as coequal parts unless the profit margins are so explosively good that ownership can justify the pain in the ass in dealing with the unions.

In the world we are living in today, price breaks are part of every discussion and companies can no longer jack up their pricing to absorb the loss in market value per employee that unions cost in reduced revenue generating potential.  Let me be more specific.  I was on a conference call just two days ago prior to this writing and I was speaking to a unionized facility in Minnesota.  They are late on the delivery of something I need and an idiot on the other side of the line casually told me to expect delivery sometime in February.  Well, that was the wrong thing to say.  I reminded the person that February wasn’t a date—it’s a month—so I had to ask again what day in that month I would expect their already late delivery.  They just didn’t get what I was saying until it was too late.  They had already lost a future customer because I’ll never deal with such incompetence again once they have established a track record of failure.  And the fault is in their poor understanding of the nature of productive work.  They assumed that the work was some gift from the gods of production for which we are all benefactors and that they’d milk the job out until they saw fit to ship.  But without my efforts, they’d have nothing to do.  That work didn’t come from some god—it came from my efforts and without me, nothing happens.  They are just a tar pit sitting there waiting for someone to get stuck in their mess—and that is how a typical union functions.  They have no connection to productive output in a competitive marketplace.  So they are too expensive to deal with and unreliable in delivery of their contractual obligations—most of the time—because they often have management at a disadvantage and unwilling to engage them.  Similar to Mark Welch being stuck at the end of the meeting not able to get out until Lee Wong—who obviously was coordinating the chaos as a closet Democrat of the same mind as Lakota’s Sharon Mays and former school board president Joan Powell—unions play those mob rule democracy games all the time and managements of companies usually just endure the pain hoping the profit continues.  You can see that on Mark’s face as he had to sit and listen to a bunch of idiots yak because Lee Wong was fanning the flames of discontent to appease his liberal sensibilities.  No business owner wants to be in the situation Mark was in, so they avoid investing in areas where people like Ed’s unions try to co-manage a company—because they surely don’t want some guy like me calling them asking why they are late on delivery.  What is that business owner going to say—“Ed Conway refuses to work on Sunday because the union contract says he has veto power over my management team?”  But when a pricing squeeze is placed on them from outside forces—usually market driven–rather than deal with the union-they just move to some oversea option.

So when it’s wondered why right-to-work is important to West Chester, Ohio, and every state in America just watch this video.  The zoning change that Chris is proposing depends on a friendly business environment to attract actual investment—otherwise he’s working for a developer with nothing to develop.  People who might work at that facility are in limbo until some business decides to move to that location at the corner of 747 and Union Central Blvd—and they won’t do that if they are worried about dealing with intellectual handicapped people like Ed Conway.  They’ll just take their operation to northern Kentucky where they are a right-to-work state.  So if West Chester wants to compete for those businesses, and they do to keep feeding all the great service industry businesses that have invested in West Chester, they have to compete with Michigan, Indiana, and now Kentucky all with right-to-work incentives.  Ohio is late to the party because John Kasich became a liberal like Ed Conway, Joan Powell and Sharon Mays and they want the union dues to keep feeding the bank accounts of the Democratic Party.  But that’s no reason to stick with a tar pit in West Chester when it has a direct impact on whether or not a new business locates in the region.

Let me tell you dear reader what drives up wages—it’s not unions.  If a company has over 20 applicants per job needed—which is where things are now—then wages will be low because a business owner would be insane to cut into their margins just out of the good of their hearts.  Having good margins means they can compete better in the world marketplace when price breaks drive opportunity.  So get that through your heads right now.  If you really want increased wages then American business or even West Chester average wages need three or four jobs competing for the same applicant.  That’s how wages increase and the only way you get there is by making it easy for a company to locate to your region and taking away the fear that some tar pit like Ed Conway will be in the board room negotiating employee pay, holiday schedules and work day limitations.  And that is why West Chester benefits greatly by being the first township in Ohio to become right-to-work.  The unions and their supporters are just tar pits waiting for some fool to get stuck in the Democratic ideology so they can slowly feed off their carcass.  And unfortunately for them, most people running companies these days are aware of that toil, and they aren’t willing to even play the game.  The bottom line is they don’t want to deal with people like Ed Conway because in the world of business, there are many more concerns and they don’t need the extra headache.

Rich Hoffman


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Picking Winners and Losers: Why Donald Trump is different than the political class

With Donald Trump’s capitalist antics infusing great optimism and wealth into America’s economy—particularly with the recent Tweet in favor of L.L. Bean—there are great concerns that the new administration is picking winners and losers. And those concerns are ridiculous.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with a president feeling optimistic about companies and if an endorsement by Trump gives a company millions in further revenue, that is a good and healthy thing.  For way too long our economy has been restricted by a lack of enthusiasm from the political class and even being victimized by radical anti-capitalist Democrats looking for a shakedown from those who are successful.  When America was conceived, such stupidity was impossible to calculate, so our Constitution didn’t address the role that a president might play in the role of public relations on a national level.  So pandering politicians have made it a practice to sell access to the Executive Branch from lobbyists—where donors give money to a White House dinner so that they can gain the ability to shake hands with the president and get their picture taken with them—and if they gave enough money—they might even gain their ear.

Politics has been a dirty business from the very beginning because the trend from the days of finding money to pay for an army to stand against Britain in 1776 has been to pay for access to the higher levels of office to leverage success against failure. And the system has been ridiculous—and corrupt the entire time.  The whole thing climaxed with Barack Obama who was the final straw in political theater leading to a capitalist loving Donald Trump to take over politics and change it forever.

Everyone knew from the beginning that Donald Trump was an optimistic person by nature, and he loves making money. Americans who voted for him wanted a cheerleader for capitalism who would infuse his natural optimism into the United States economy.  And that’s what we’ve found in Trump before he was sworn in as President of the United States. He is an optimistic person who has brought Ford, Chrysler, Carrier and many others back in the American dialogue and he isn’t afraid of speaking of his opinion in their favor.  And the impact has carried the Dow Jones to the doorstep of 20,000 and the flow of money back into America in ways that wasn’t even conceivable before.

When I first started this blog site—about 7 years ago now—many smart people I knew thought it appropriate to tell me that the American economy had changed forever and that I needed to get on board with those changes. Their contention was that the American economy was to become a service economy as the manufacturing jobs were gone forever.  This surprised me because I assumed these people were smart—and I would contend that there was no way for America to survive as a service economy.  So we’d argue, and in some cases wouldn’t speak to each other any more in a friendly way—even to this very day.

Meanwhile, I stuck to my manufacturing roots because I always knew that it was in making things that was the backbone of the red white and blue strips on the American Flag, so I never accepted the preaching that has gone on for the last twenty to thirty years advocating a move in America from manufacturing to a service based economy. I raised my kids against what they learned in public school and during my long levy fights in southern Ohio I went against the grain of the progressive trends—that manufacturing was out in America and all the future jobs would be some variation of the “Geek Squad” at Best Buy.

Guess, what—I turned out to be 100% correct, and that is a tremendous advantage to me personally, so I’m more than a little enjoying all this fall-out of Trump’s presidency and the return of manufacturing to America as a part of the expectation of what an economy in the United States should look like. And the great healer to all the sickness we’ve been experiencing as a nation has not been more rules from the political class—or the selling of influence on Capitol Hill by politicians to donors, it’s been the sheer optimism of one man—Donald Trump who for the first time in American politics has not shied away from the concept of making money and offered himself a cheerleader for American capitalism.  And we’re just getting started.

I understand Donald Trump and often offer my own experiences to explain him. Like him, I tend to become very expressive about things I care about—which is why I write so much.  If I didn’t have a means of writing what I think—I would probably do something like he has just to get the energy out.  When I see a movie, I like—I tell the world to go see it.  The same with a restaurant, or some place on earth that impresses me.  I’m not ashamed to have a childlike optimism about things—and Trump shares that trait with me.  When he loves something—he lets everyone know it.  But such traits are not illegal, they are aspects of charisma and leadership.  A person who naturally gains the affections of others exhibit traits that are similar—and optimism is one of them.

Part of Trump’s projected success as a president is that as a natural leader—things will just work better from the Executive Branch. In the past—people with less leadership charisma garnered success in other ways—by selling access to the office and using that access as leverage to control others.  But with Trump—he has something others don’t have themselves—optimism which exhumes from him naturally without effort.  So when he likes something, like L.L. Bean, or Carrier air conditioners because they listened to him—he lets the world know it.  And that will naturally increase enthusiasm for the products of Trump’s liking because half the country likes the president and is likely to purchase products he endorses—just as an athlete might sell shoes or drinks.  Only what makes Trump different is that his enthusiasm isn’t purchased, its sincere and to the Washington D.C. culture, they really don’t like that trend because they can’t compete with it.

The anger of the mainstream at Trump and their proposal that he is picking winners and losers as president is rooted in their lack of ability to compete with Trump. They are people who whore themselves out in exchange for something—just like a common prostitute.  But Trump is doing what he does out of authenticity—his genuine enjoyment of the world around him and that is a big difference.  The office of president was never designed for someone like Donald Trump—it was made for lessor people easily seduced by the temptations of power.  It wasn’t made for people who had more personal wealth than most everyone in Washington D.C. put together who still had the natural optimism toward life that a 7-year-old child has.  And that natural optimism has a place in America because it alone can fix much that has been broken, both by stupidity, and by accident.

It’s not picking winners and losers to support what someone thinks is good—it would be dishonest and a disservice to capitalism to say otherwise. Especially when the advocate isn’t being paid and has no interest in ever being paid for his opinions.  What we have in Donald Trump is literally something we’ve never had in the history of the world, and it is good to see for those who don’t make it a habit to whore themselves out in exchange purely for money—which is what the entire established culture in Washington D.C.—has always been about.  So they don’t know what to do—and for all of us, that is a great position to be in.

Rich Hoffman


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Lacy Clay’s Despicable Taste in Art: It’s not about race–it’s about personal values

Let me finally solve the mystery of the painting which won a contest in Democratic Representative from Missouri Lacy Clay’s district—which features angry black people inciting violence against police showing them as pigs—literally.  It has no place in the American system of debate—it isn’t representative of the American experience, and it’s just disgraceful.  So it should not be put up in any fashion on Capitol Hill.  It isn’t a work of free speech—it’s the work of hatred.  It is irresponsible for Lacy Clay to encourage the 18-year-old artist who made the painting because such a thing does nothing to heal the problems that we have in America regarding urban culture and suburban culture.  They don’t like each other for obvious reasons—and those reasons aren’t black and white skin colors—it is in that they share completely different values and philosophies—and nothing will be fixed in that realm until lawmakers understand that.

A controversial painting on Capitol Hill depicting a police officer as a pig was becoming the very definition of a political football Tuesday as Democratic and Republican lawmakers repeatedly passed it back and forth in a growing tit-for-tat.

Democratic lawmakers tried – twice – to put the painting back on display after a GOP colleague took it down Friday amid outrage from law enforcement groups.

But every time they did, it was taken down again. Most recently, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., took it down late Tuesday afternoon and brought it to the office of Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay, from whose Missouri district the picture came. Clay once again hung it up, saying he was “an expert at hanging artwork.” 

Rohrabacher called the painting an “insult to all police.”

It’s unclear whether House leadership or some other office will step in to resolve the dispute.

The personal values of the stereotypical urban dweller are deplorable—they are all too happy to live in tight quarters, are disrespectful to others, they dress terribly, speak horribly and don’t set their sights very high doing no justice to those around them by way of creating a competitive driver toward better self-fulfillment.  When a person who does work on dressing nicely, is respectful to others, and sets high goals for themselves encounters people of the opposite no matter what color their skin is or their gender—they won’t like them.  They won’t desire to eat with them.  They won’t want to park their cars in the presence of such loose characters.  And they won’t choose to give their money to people who they really don’t like. They won’t shop in their stores.  The suburbanite won’t seek to relish in the arts of the urban dweller because the two have nothing in common except their eating habits and desires to procreate.

Radical left leaning activists have for too long ignored the obvious problem—it’s not race that divides our nation—it’s the values of the low reaching not being compatible with the values of people who have value.  If an urban dweller is fine playing on broken glass in an alley, they won’t have much in common with the suburban kid who plays in a nice back yard with parental supervision who brings cold drinks to the children and a towel to wipe away the sweat.  America has to make a decision, does it want to be a great country that dreams great things—or do we want to play down to the most animalist ambitions of the human race—to mate, to steal from others, and to get through life doing only what is absolutely required?

There is a reason some of the great wonders of the world architecturally, and artistically feature excesses of ambition—it is because in the human race—to do more than is required is considered a noble endeavor.  When a person tries to do more—there is a quiet rebellion going on against lackluster effort.  It is the human proclamation to say—I am above the average—whether that work is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Great Wall of China, or a clean car neatly washed for a Saturday night on the town—putting forth the extra effort to be shinier than the other cars.  I can say from experience which I have a great deal of in dealing with both factions—the two groups just don’t go together.  Take a nicely polished Ferrari and park it at a meter three blocks north on Race Street in Cincinnati, Ohio and you will come because from the Aronoff to find it vandalized.  Park that same car in the parking lot of Target in West Chester and it will be as you found it even if left alone for six hours a night.  For all the vandals know, the driver of the Ferrari could be a black man or woman—but they don’t care.  They hate the car because it screams to others that it is above the average of other cars, and the urban dwellers around that car will seek to knock it from its perch—because they don’t want to look up at it.  They want to destroy it and bring it down to their low ambitions.  It is there that the core of racism today percolates.  It’s not about skin color, it’s about values.

Knowing that, the painting hung on Capitol Hill by Lacy Clay has no place in American culture because to display it and accept it is to yield to the values of the very average limits of urban ambition.  It’s not skin color that people are afraid of—it is the behavior of people who would rather destroy those working to be more than average.  Those who do try to be more than average aren’t going to chose to associate with those who think a conversation should be something like, “man, I lik to tap that shi.”  They would more appropriately say, “Would you like to go on a date, see a movie—then let’s see what happens.”  And the assumption of such an experience would be to go to a nice restaurant, see a nice movie, then end up in a clean bed.  What both parties have in common is the desire to procreate, but the differences are phenomenal and not even compatible. Their methods are just too different to have anything in common and a nation cannot build itself around two distinctly different approaches to the same objective.  That artistic painting which means so much to Lacy Clay does not belong in a country where people strive to make a few million dollars during their lifetimes to support their families with a few trips to Disney World sometime along the way before death finds them leaving it all to their family and friends.

The problem as suggested by that Capitol Hill painting against police isn’t whether there is discrimination of law enforcement against the black community, it is the cultural boundary which exists between urban dwellers against suburban occupants.  The law is a mechanism of the suburbanite—the educated, value filled people who want more than just an average life.  But that protector of private property—the cop—does not have much to do in a community of people who don’t care if their neighborhood is damaged with vandalism or drug dealers work every corner along their street.  So all they can do is attempt to uphold the values of the suburbanites who actually pay their salaries—because after all—he who has the gold rules—which is a human trait—not one of race.  People who refuse to participate in an open capitalist society will always have less gold and will be beaten by the very ambitious.  The lazy will always resent the hard-working.  And it will always be the people with gold who pay the cops—and the cops essentially exist to protect the rights and property of everyone.  But for the slug that sleeps on sidewalks, sells drugs, and has children with nine different women without a job to pay for any of them, those people will never like cops—so there is no way to reconcile with them.  America can only have one type of philosophy and if it really wants to be a great nation—it can’t celebrate art like the painting Lacy Clay supports.  Because it’s not about race—it’s all about value and a nation can’t have it both ways and maintain its sanity.  America has to choose.

Yes, Jeff Sessions Will Have to Prosecute Hillary Clinton: The crime is in the cover-up, and “forum shopping”

Of course when Senator Sessions is sworn in as the Attorney General for the Trump administration he’ll have to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her crimes committed ahead of her run for president of the United States.  After all, that’s why the Clinton supporters are trying to pick a fight with Russia hoping to put Trump and his team on their heels on day one—because they know they committed crimes.  The FBI released the emails which contain the smoking gun during the NFL playoffs and the Golden Globe awards.  Those emails were always there and the FBI knew what was in them leaving Director Comey in a quagmire of indecision.  Hillary’s people often blame Comey as well as the Russians, and Wikileaks even though John Podesta was so stupid in the handling of his own email account that he made the entire DNC vulnerable to cyber attack.  For them it is easier to blame the world for being too vicious for their little leftist sensibilities.  Yet Hillary Clinton always intended to commit crimes with her email server privatized while she held an important federal position because she was selling access to the White House through the Clinton Foundation.  And all those idiots committed crimes to create the cover—and they got caught and the FBI being so politicized and corrupt had no choice but to dump the documents just before Trump’s cabinet picks began their confirmation hearings—hoping that a new administration might pick up the evidence and do the right thing.

The emails included in the documents are from the months prior to the formal opening of the Clinton email probe, which occurred on July 10, 2015. The exchanges show disagreements between the FBI and State Department over whether some of Clinton’s personal emails should be classified.

In one April 27, 2015 email, an FBI official wrote to other officials that they were “about to get drug into an issue on classification” of Clinton’s emails. The official, whose name is redacted, said that the State Department was “forum shopping,” or seeking a favorable opinion on the classification issue by asking different officials to rate emails as unclassified.

Other email traffic sheds light on a controversy involving State Department under secretary for management Patrick Kennedy and a request he made in 2015 that the FBI reduce its classification of a Clinton email related to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi.

Clinton investigation notes released by the FBI in October showed that an FBI official said during an interview as part of the email probe that Kennedy asked him and others at the FBI to relax classifications on some emails. 

(RELATED: State Dept. Official Wanted Clinton Email Reclassified Because It ‘Caused Problems’)

The new FBI release contains a May 21, 2015 email in which Michael Steinbach, the FBI’s assistant director of the counterterrorism division, detailed a conversation he had with Kennedy about the classification issue.

Steinbach said that the FBI had determined that one of Clinton’s emails should be classified using b(1) and b(7) redactions, used to protect information in the interest of national defense and to prevent the disclosure of a confidential source, respectively. Kennedy asked Steinbach to classify the email using only the b(1) category.
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So what we have here are criminals in the federal government covering for their many mistakes even seeking to invoke World War III to accomplish their continued freedom.  But to do the job of Attorney General correctly Jeff Sessions will have to prosecute Hillary Clinton—and it won’t be his fault, Donald Trump’s fault, Wikileaks, Russia, or anybody else—the fault is in the DNC and their pick of a criminal for their nominee to run for president.  And those are the facts—and why the FBI shamefully released the documents long after the election was over in the vacuum of power between administrations—because they knew there was no political will to do the right thing because Democrats controlled the strings of power.  Now things have changed and the FBI like everyone else is hoping that justice will see the light of day.  So really, Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have no choice.  Hillary Clinton will have to go to jail—and it will be her fault and those who enabled her.  The evidence is…..abundant!

Guide to the Donald J. Trump Inauguration: The reality behind one of the greatest events in history

If you listen to the political left, you’d think that the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States was going to be a cartoon combination of Yosemite Sam and Froghorn Leghorn pasted over an old skit of Benny Hill.  However, the reality is quite the opposite, the Trump Inauguration looks to be one of America’s greatest and the talent will be stylish, and the balls taking place after the swearing-in, and the parade are top notch—and expensive.  I have noticed though that it took a little looking around to get information and I’m in the loop—so I’m sure that many of you out there are wondering how you can be a part of this historic event. For many on the Trump website linked below are some really wonderful items that people can get to remember the occasion.  Also below is the inauguration schedule including the various balls so that you can make your plans.  The balls range in price from about $150 dollars a plate to $10,000.  All of them look to be an event of a lifetime and worth the money.  So use this as your guide dear reader to the Trump Inauguration—and—have a good time! trump-inauguration

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump features a long list of official and semi-official events and celebrations.

There will be plenty of protests and counter-rallies as well, with a list of some available here.

Here’s the schedule for events that will usher Trump to the White House:

Wreath-laying ceremony, Jan. 19

Arlington National Cemetery

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lay a wreath at the cemetery in honor of the nation’s veterans. Details have not been publicly announced.

“Make America Great Again!” welcome celebration, Jan. 19

Ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Memorial

This event will feature “a diverse group of performers” in a concert followed by comments from Trump and Pence. Tickets are required for special viewing areas. Further details have not been publicly announced.

Inaugural Gala, Jan. 19

The country performers Big & Rich plus Cowboy Troy will headline an Inauguration Gala presented by the Great America Alliance, a superPAC that supported Donald Trump’s campaign. Celebrity cameos announced so far include former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, actor and conservative commentator Jon Voight, “conservative star Sheriff David Clarke” and Dr. Dorothy Woods. It’s not clear if Trump or Pence will be present.

Inauguration ceremonies, Jan. 20

Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, U.S. Capitol Building

Trump and Pence will be sworn in on the west front of the Capitol . Their families and members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, diplomatic corps and other invited guests will be seated on the ceremony platform. Amid tight security and frigid weather, the best seat is likely going to be your couch. The event will be televised and streamed live online, including here on

Security will be tight, with all viewing areas near the event requiring tickets – 250,000 of them – and a security screening beginning when gates open at 6 a.m. Here’s what inauguration ticket-holders are prohibited from bringing: aerosols, alcohol, firearms, ammunition, animals (except service animals), backpacks, roller bags, suitcases, bags larger than 12″x14″x5″, balloons, balls, banners, signs, placards, bicycles, non-ADA chairs, coolers, drones, explosives of any kind, glass, thermal and metal containers, knives or other sharp objects of any length including pocketknives, laser lights and laser pointers, mace or pepper spray, noisemakers like drums or bullhorns, packages, poles and selfie-sticks, spray containers, strollers, structures, supports for signs or placards, toy guns, tripods, umbrellas, weapons of any kind and “any other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners.”

People who arrive without tickets – an estimated 500,000 are expected – will be able to view the event from the National Mall behind the ticketed areas.

Music begins at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Performers scheduled so far are America’s Got Talent winner and platinum-selling singer Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Radio City Rockettes (who also performed at George W. Bush‘s inauguration ceremonies) and the Missouri State University Chorale.

Opening remarks begin at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Religious leaders who will give readings, benedictions and invocations include New York Archbishop Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center, Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Rev. Franklin Grahamof the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.

Inaugural Parade, Jan. 20

Begins at the conclusion of the inauguration

Trump and Pence will make their way from the Capitol to the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue as part of a parade that includes high school and college bands; police posse, motorcycle and cavalry units; veterans and active members of the military; and the Boy Scouts of America, among others.

Inaugural Balls

Three official inaugural balls are planned featuring appearances by Trump, including one being dubbed the Big Apple Ball in Washington but with New York-themes dominating under Trump’s personal direction, according to TMZ. Details are still developing.

Here’s a list of other, unofficial balls:

Deploraball, 7 p.m. Jan. 20 A $250 per plate event that takes eponymous pride in Trump nemesis Hillary Clinton‘s claim that half of his supporters are “deplorables” is no joke, though there’s a lot of snark and sarcasm inherent in this event and its promotion. The reception begins at 7 p.m. at the Bolger Center in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, with a silent auction to benefit veterans and event host Gays for Trump, followed by dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. This event has publicly illuminated growing fractures among Trump’s most fervent supporters among the so-called “alt-right” who helped create the ball via a social media group known as MAGA-3X. Organizers who hoped for an inclusive “big-tent” event have butted heads with event co-founder Tim Treadstone, who has posted homophobic and anti-semitic remarks via @BakedAlaska on Twitter. Milo Yiannopoulos, a Briton who works as an editor for Breitbart News known for acerbic commentary on and off Twitter where he was recently banned, reportedly is scheduled as a guest of honor.

Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala, Jan. 17: Showcasing citizen diplomats in peace across world peace efforts. $150-$250

Bluegrass Ball:, Jan. 18: Sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Washington with a focus on promoting Kentucky bourbons$300-$350

Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball, Jan. 19: Sponsored by the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C. $275

Deplorables Inaugural Ball, Jan. 19: “The Deplorables Nation is invited to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at the largest party of the Presidential Inaugural Season.” General Admission, $500; VIP, $1,000; VIP Table of 10, $10,000.

All American Inaugural Ball, Jan. 19: A {link:tribute to everyday: “” target=”_blank” American heroes. $150-350

Garden State Inaugural Gala, Jan. 19: Sponsored by the New Jersey State Society, it features a Bruce Springsteen tribute band called the B-Street Band.

2017 Inaugural Heartland Ball, Jan. 19: Highlights the sights, sounds, and cuisine of Illinois. $275

South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball, Jan. 19: South Carolina State Societyhosts an event at the Smithsonian as part of its mission to link South Carolinians to the nation’s capital.

The Vettys Inaugural Ball and Awards, Jan. 20: The Hay-Adams, 800 16th St NW, Washington, DC. The event is hosted by the Coalition to Salute American Heroes, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans with Paralyzed Veterans of America as a non-partisan celebration$350-$1,250

Inauguration Day at the Newseum, Jan. 20: An all-inclusive “Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newseum, located on the inaugural parade route on historic Pennsylvania Avenue. $350-$500

Native Nations Inaugural Ball, Jan. 20: This event launches a campaign to build the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Presidential Inaugural Ball, Jan. 20: National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum hosts “a non-political political event!”offering a step back in history with an orchestra, vintage paper moon photo sets and more. $150-$450

Salute to Heroes/Veterans Inaugural Ball, Jan. 20: American Legion and Veterans Inaugural Committee host a tribute to America’s Medal of Honor recipients and Trump. Drew Carey emcees with performances by Rascal Flatts’ vocalist Gary LeVox, and songwriters Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley. $300

Washingtonian Inaugural Ball, Jan. 20: The Washingtonian hosts a nonpartisan dinner and ball$275-$350

Rich Hoffman


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