Wednesday, May 25, 2016

State Dept Audit Finds Hillary at Fault Over Emails

Surprise! A State Department audit found Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state at fault for their use of private email. A copy of the report was obtained by the Associated Press this morning. The Ap cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to communications.

These started before Clinton's appointment as secretary of state, but her failures were singled out as more serious. The review came after revelations Clinton exclusively used a private email account and server while in office. Clinton was also criticized for her lack of cooperation with the investigation.

The 78-page report says the department and its secretaries were "slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership."

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reacted on America's Newsroom, highlighting the fact that the audit also criticizes Clinton for failing to turn over her emails promptly. It also specifically accuses her of violating department policy by not giving over emails when she left office

Sessions called that "totally unacceptable" and contrary to Clinton's claims that she has been fully cooperating, adding "This is the kind of troubling event that casts credibility doubts over Hillary Clinton.

The News As I See It: Hillary Clinton’s new campaign slogan is "Stronger Together." Which replaces her old slogan, "Goddammit, It’s My Turn!"

It's reported that Donald Trump may have actually done business with the mob ... even has ties to an ex-convict named Joey No Socks. When asked about his relationship with Trump, Joey No Socks said, "That's between me and Danny Three Wives."

There was a brief security scare when some party balloons drifted over the White House fence. The White House staff were pretty worried, especially when they saw Obama tying those balloons to a lawn chair.

Last Saturday was the 141st running of the Preakness and it was won by a horse named Exaggerator. Apparently, he won just by promising to make horse racing great again.

This Date In History: 1787; The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government. 1925; John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

1935; American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour. 1965; Muhammad Ali knocked Sonny Liston out cold in the first round, after 1 minute and 56 seconds, for the world heavyweight title. 1968; The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.

1969; Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released. 1979; The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.

Picture Of The Day: Although the democrats and the corrupt Obama administration will undoubtedly find a way to let Hillary off the hook (witness IRS head Lois Lerner and Attorney General Eric Holder), the visual warms my heart.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) When I was eight-years-old, I saw a picture of myself in one of those strollers for twins. I asked Dad why there were two seats in the stroller. He said I used to have a brother, but he didn't obey.  2) Alcohol is not the answer, it just helps you forget the question. 3) I got excited thinking my girlfriend was touching herself under the covers but she was actually just opening a KitKat bar that she didn't wanna share. 4) The one thing that White and Black people know, but Spanish people don't, is that a chicken is food, not a roommate or a 5 am alarm clock. 5) I had amnesia once - maybe twice.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Gemini - May 25th: The weather looks good for a fine day assuming that you always keep an umbrella with you. Don't laugh, it worked for Mary Poppins. If you're going to happy hour, stay away from the bean dip.

Birthdays: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist 1803, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, Inventor 1889, Gene Tunney, boxer 1897, Robert Ludlum, novelist 1927, Beverly Sills, singer 1929, Frank Oz, puppeteer 1944, Jamaica Kincaid, writer 1949.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An older man, somewhat new to the gym, happened to notice a beautiful young woman working out. Not in the best physical condition, he asked the trainer, "I want to impress that beautiful girl over there. Which machine would you advise me to use?" The trainer replied, "Use the ATM machine outside the gym!"

Thousands of illegal immigrants continue to rally across the country, demanding a path to citizenship. Don't they understand that we already have a path to citizenship? It's called the San Diego Freeway.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Davey staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church's foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

Davey asked the priest, "Father Donovan, what is this? Father Donovan replied, "Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service."

They stood together quietly, staring at the memorial plaque. Little Davey softly asked, "Which service? The 9:00 or the 10:30?"

Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?" The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land mines."

A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along when, all of a sudden, a cat attacks them. The mother mouse goes, "Bark!" and the cat runs away. The mother mouse to her baby, "See how important it is for you to learn a foreign language?"

That's it for today, my little dixie cups. Remember, people who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones that dropped it. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.

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More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !

1 comment:

jack69 said...

Enjoyed the entry today. Yep, there may be a problem with 'them' e-mails, but NOTHING will be done of course. But when she gets in office I am sure she will use the e-mail she is supposed to, but then she won't worry about none of that mess then. Besides, I think the president can pardon themselves.