Monday, May 23, 2016

While Donald Trump and the DNC spin their wheels there is a quiet revolution taking place.

The Libertarian Party can't believe it themselves. It is time they take themselves seriously and organize.

There are several pictures of him pointing his finger at someone. It is probably simply a bad habit and he should stop doing that. It is not voter friendly.

As a sincere Libertarian he has many positions, sort of like Merrick Garland, that attracts both Democrats and Republicans.

May 23, 2016
By Brian Doherty

The website Hammer of Truth, (click here) in collaboration with the Libertarian National Committee, conducted a survey last week  of 1,563 "known registered voters" who are "current dues paying members or lapsed for less than one year" of the Libertarian Party.
The respondents were invited by the Libertarian National Committee via email. The survey claims a 3.5 percent margin of error, and found, among other things, that Gary Johnson, the 2012 candidate, has a huge current lead in presidential support, with 60.9 percent support. The only other candidate to break 10 percent was Austin Petersen at 16.7.
Before Gary Johnson gets too excited by those results, only 10 percent of the surveyed say they will be delegates at the convention in Orlando this weekend that will actually nominate the president....

Gary Johnson was a business man that ran for Governor in New Mexico and won. He held the office of Governor from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003. He has been successful as a Republican on a Libertarian platform.

Personally, he is a cross between Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter without the charity. Mr. Johnson built his own home. He lost a spouse to death and unfortunately they were divorcing after he finished office in New Mexico.

From Wiki"
Johnson was married to Dee Johnson (née Simms; 1952–2006) from 1977 to 2005. As First Lady of New Mexico, she engaged in campaigns against smoking and breast cancer and oversaw the enlargement of the Governor's Mansion. He initiated a separation in May 2005 and four months later he announced that they would divorce. Dee Johnson died unexpectedly on December 22, 2006, at the age of 54 It was established in February 2007 that her death was caused by hypertensive heart disease. Syndicated columnist John Dendahl expressed shock upon her death, as she had been "very vivacious" only two weeks previously. After her death, Johnson said, "People couldn't have gotten a better number one volunteer, because that's what she was. Whatever [the issue] was, she had a caring approach." Johnson and his late wife have two grown children a daughter, Seah (born 1979), and a son, Erik (born 1982). As of November 9, 2012, Johnson is engaged to Santa Fe real estate agent Kate Prusack, whom he began dating in 2008 after meeting on a bike ride. Johnson proposed in 2009 on the chair lift at Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico. He lives in Taos, New Mexico in a home that he built himself.

Johnson is an avid triathlete who bikes extensively....

Johnson was born on January 1, 1953, in MinotNorth Dakota, the son of Lorraine B. (née Bostow), who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Earl W. Johnson, a public school teacher.

He attended the University of New Mexico from 1971 to 1975 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science. He start his own business called Big J Enterprises, in 1976. Eventually Big J would grown into a multimillion-dollar corporation with 1000 employees. By the time he sold the company in 1999, it was one of New Mexico's leading construction companies.

He is qualified to run for President. I am sure he has his weaknesses in foreign policy, but, no more than Donald Trump. Gary Johnson is a successful business man in construction do different than Donald Trump.
Who cares what happens to the Taliban? They were driven out of Pakistan because of the will of the people. The Taliban was lead by a dead guy for two years and the USA never knew it. The USA has no intelligence about the Taliban and is releaved when a month goes by without a Green on Blue attack. 

THE USA HAS NO INTELLIGENCE ABOUT THE TALIBAN BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON TO HAVE INTELLIGENCE ABOUT THE TALIBAN. They are a group of migrating madmen that don't have a home. If the USA left Afghanistan the Taliban would eventually end their country club and go home.

There is no reason to be in Afghanistan. What does it take to convince the American people they are being stupid regarding the military deployments to the middle east? 


Excuse me?

HIM !!!!

The Taliban did not attack the USA and the USA Congress knows that!

The USA Congress just passed legislation to allow the 911 families the right to file suit of Saudi Arabia. 


Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign has been very valuable to the dialogue of this election.

My understanding of Super-Delegates is that they are autonomous. These Super-delegates are long standing party members and some are in Congress. This is the way the DNC handles their choice for the nomination for President.

It is not illegal. They can be debated as to any level of corruption. Is there an exchange of money or favor? I will assume all the Super-delegates are ethical people. 

They have been involved in far more intense and lengthy party dynamics than any other delegate to the convention. I would estimate they are well tuned to their party's platform and where momentum is for their electorate. That is important. Bringing people to the polls is vital to the heart of any party.

Given is the fact they have experience with candidates, past candidates and anticipated up and coming candidates. They are allowed to use their own judgement. My estimation is there are Super-delegates dedicated to the election of Hillary Clinton. They didn't know Senator Sanders was going to be involved with the Democratic Party process. 

It is a good guess, as per the picture in the upper left corner, there are now Super-delegates standing with Bernie Sanders.

The DNC and Super-delegates should be grateful for Senator Sander's interest in this election. He has been a very valuable part of the country's dialogue. I think the Democratic Party would be in the doldrums of he was not involved.

There is a solution to the issue of Super-delegates and it lies with them to have a conversation with both the Clinton campaign and the Sanders' campaign. The Super-delegates themselves can mitigate any tensions and potential negative impact on November's election. These conversations probably should have been an on going process from the first primary or caucus. Senator Bernie Sanders is just as interested in maintaining positive momentum in November as the Clinton campaign has been.

I think it is important the Sanders' campaign invite conversations with the Super-delegates. They will no doubt find interest by these delegates. All these negative dynamics can be confronted and worked out before the convention. There should be good will at the national convention and I think the responsibility for good will and harmony belongs to Super-delegates that sincerely care about the party and it's success in November.

I do believe Hillary Clinton is correct in stating Bernie Sanders has not received negative ads or profound criticism or real vetting. If Bernie Sanders has a chance to be the nominee he needs to have a good idea of where the negative impacts will come to his campaign that would remove his luster today.

I appreciate the fact Bernie Sanders is going to be campaigning through to November to bring about the best interest for the country. I think he and his spouse are great people.

I have stated before the high approval rating that belonged to Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State was chronically impacted by FOX News negative programming. Bernie Sanders hasn't experienced the chronic and insidious attacks by FOX. "Where is his Benghazi and email soft spots?"

FOX is a propagandist network along with talk radio. There is no playing fair by FOX. I am sure for all the years Bernie Sanders has been in politics he has been attacked for his views, but, succeeded in receiving the majority vote anyway. He and his campaign needs to be ready. Even campaigning for Hillary into November may invite some very nasty dialogue about the Sanders campaign and their candidate.

Being a mature campaign means being prepared for attacks and the impact they will bring. I am sure there are many veterans in the Bernie Sanders camp, especially after these primaries. It is amazing what they are achieving. But, they have not been the focus of wrath by FOX, yet.

More corruption from the GOP.

May 21, 2016
By Mary Troyan

Washington – The special House committee (click here) investigating the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi will issue its report before the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions in July, the panel’s chairman told MSNBC on Friday.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said he originally wanted to finish in 2015 but that the committee did not receive all of the documents and witnesses in time.
“I can’t stop an investigation because an executive branch agency won’t give me documents,” Gowdy said in an interview with Meet the Press Daily from the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville.
Gowdy said the panel still has not received all of the information it requested but that the report will be released “in the next month” before both nominating conventions....

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle state this costly process is about tainting the reputation of Hillary Clinton. Democrats have been excluded from some of the reports and are completely excluded from writing the report.

Ethics need to come to bear and bring Congressional members of the committee involved with corruption to the forefront.

This has been the most egregious use of taxpayer funds.

These hearings are so corrupt there is a research center exists to point to it.

The Benghazi Research Center (click here)

...Trey Gowdy and his Select Committee on Benghazi (click here) have received increased scrutiny after the not-so-shocking admissions by Republican Reps. McCarthy and Hanna of its blatantly political motivations.

It’s often forgotten that Gowdy’s committee is the 8th
congressional investigation into the tragedy that took the lives of 4 brave Americans....

...$22 Million: Minimum total cost to the taxpayers of congressional investigations into Benghazi....


There is something very wrong. This needs to be appealed. The police did not value life.

May 23, 2016
By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams (click here)re Circuit Judge Barry Williams (click here) on Monday acquitted Officer Edward Nero of all counts for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
The judgment, following a five-day bench trial, is the first in the closely-watched case. Nero, 30, faced four misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office.
Prosecutors had argued that Nero committed an assault by detaining Gray without justification, while the reckless endangerment charge related to Nero's role in putting Gray into an arrest wagon without buckling a seat belt. In closing arguments Thursday, Williams had skeptically questioned prosecutors about their theory of assault, which legal experts said was unprecedented....

Freddie Gray was arrested and hand cuffed with his hands behind his back. There was no way he could have put a seat belt on himself. His safety was in the hands of the officers. They are guilty of murder. They allowed it to happen.

...Gray, 25, suffered severe spinal cord injuries while in the back of a Baltimore police van, prosecutors say....

The police culture is not on trail. Gross negligence in the handling of Freddie Gray after he was arrested is what is on trail. The Judge is not able to see the truth. They are playing with parsing words in the law to decide if the law applies. The law obviously applies.

No police training is needed to understand a person is compromised by handcuffs applied by the police. What is the IQ of the police officer? At least one of the six officer should have intervened in safeguarding Freddie Gray.

The judge has exhibited a very poor ability to discern important facts from judicial misdirection of PROCEDURE. There is a lot wrong.

The officers didn't do their jobs. Obviously.


1 3/16 miles (1.91 km) - 1:53 - Secretariat (1973)

Exaggerator robbed Nyquist of his Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes. (click here)

It was a rough day at Pimlico beyond the rain and muddy track.

May 21, 2016
By ESPN staff

In a tragic start to Preakness day, (click here) two horses died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Homeboykris had rallied to win the day's first race by a half-length on a rainy Saturday. After having his picture taken in the winner's circle, he collapsed and died on his walk back to the barn. Track officials believe the 9-year-old gelding suffered cardiovascular collapse....
Of 235 Thoroughbred racehorses examined with a flexible fiberoptic endoscope within 2 hours of racing to determine the frequency of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), 103 (43.8%) had various degrees of hemorrhage in the tracheal lumen. Two of these horses (0.8%) subsequently had blood flow from the nostrils. Blood seemed to originate from the lung. Statistical analysis of frequency data for 191 horses which finished in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places did not show any relationship between EIPH and horse's age, sex, or finishing position. However, a trend toward an increased frequency of EIPH with age was shown, by a greater proportion of horses 5 years and older having EIPH. This trend is thought to reflect the chronicity of the pulmonary lesions and an inability of the lung to repair damaged regions while training and racing continued. The efficacy of furosemidefor the treatment of EIPH was questioned, since 30 of 56 furosemide-treated horses which were examined had evidence of pulmonary hemorrhage. Nineteen (8%) horses had visible functional abnormalities of the upper respiratory tract.
October 4, 2012
By Eric Larson

...In 2005, Tobin said, Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, (click here) a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia, described an EIPH scoring system that is currently used:
  • Grade 0: No blood detected in the pharynx, larynx, trachea, or mainstem bronchi.
  • Grade 1: One or more flecks of blood, or two or fewer short (less than one quarter the length of the trachea) and narrow (less than 10% of the tracheal surface area) streams of blood in the trachea or mainstem bronchi present.
  • Grade 2: One long stream of blood (more than one-half the length of the trachea) or more than two short streams of blood occupying less than one-third of the tracheal circumference.
  • Grade 3: Multiple, distinct streams of blood, covering more than one-third of the tracheal circumference, with no blood pooling at the thoracic inlet.
  • Grade 4: Multiple, coalescing streams of blood covering more than 90% of the tracheal surface with blood pooling at the thoracic inlet.
"If you want to quantify the amount (or severity) of bleeding, you can do it visually," Tobin confirmed....

"Good Night, Moon"

Full Moon

15.9 days old

98.5 percent lit

Mars Opposition

May 22, 2016
By Illinois Patch

Stay up late (click here) Sunday night to gaze at Mars as the planet gets closer to Earth than it has in the last decade....


Orbital ATK Outpost May Orbit the Moon by 2020 (click here)