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Powell Joins The Club


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I saw an interview this week where a pundit was asked to comment on the content of former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell having his emailed hacked. He refused because he didn’t think it was appropriate to reward those who violated his privacy. I really respect that. I refuse to look at any starlet’s nude pics that were hacked from her privacy. I find it as disgusting as peeping through someone’s window. Really. But I will jump on these emails. It’s news.

Pretty soon everyone of any significance will limit their communication to carrier pigeon though I suspect Julian Assange would start shooting them down. I’m not that worried about it happening to me because I’m just a pipsqueak in the grand scheme of things, though there have been recent attempts to get into some of my social media and this very website. Will the attempts stop? Nyet!

The contents of Powell’s emails show two things: He’s not wild about either candidate and he’s really bitchy. I can respect that as I’m bitchy too.

Powell has always been universally respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. He served under Reagan and Clinton and was George W. Bush’s Secretary of State during his first term. Although he’s a Republican he endorsed Obama twice. About the only thing to tarnish the General’s legacy was his selling the Iraq war to the U.N. It’s still hard to dis the General. He’s probably the only man alive who could have been president but refused to apply for the job. That makes me want the guy to have the job.

Powell expressed disdain for both candidates. Regarding Clinton he refers to her as a friend but “everything she touches she screws up with hubris.” If you’re a Donald Trump supporter “hubris” means excessive pride or self-confidence. He described her as having “a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational.” Would he have described a male politician that way? He also wrote he’d “rather not have to vote for her.” He really wasn’t happy being dragged into the email controversy which is kinda ironic since he’s been hacked. Dude, nobody uses AOL anymore.

He has an even lower opinion of Trump. He wrote Trump “just looks stupid trying to appeal to blacks and Latinos” and thinks of him as an “international pariah.” Part of his disdain for Trump comes from his latching onto the birther movement which Powell refers to as a racist movement, which it is.

Not being happy to choose between Clinton and Trump puts Powell in a very large club. I’m not super happy with it either but I feel it’s the responsible thing to prevent the destruction of my country so I am voting for Clinton. We could all vote for Gary Johnso….HAHAHA. I couldn’t even finish the sentence. I won’t try with Jill Stein.

It gets even nastier as he mentions his former colleague Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz with “the Cheneys are idiots and spent force peddling a book that ain’t going nowhere.” Hopefully he’s smart enough to turn down future hunting invites from Dick (who, by the way, served as vice president for eight years after having five freaking heart attacks, though he seems to be doing fine now after receiving a transplant donated by a Sith lord).

Powell also used a term I’m not comfortable posting here even though this is a big boy blog. A few of my clients who are much more respectable than this outlet carry these columns. Powell used the term in an accusation that Bill Clinton is still messing around on his wife. The term soon became a trending hashtag on twitter, which I will use with this blog. Sorry, mom.

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OJ’s Knife


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Breaking news! They found a knife that was found years ago on O.J. Simpson’s former Brentwood property. The knife may or may not be connected to the murder of O.J’s former wife and her friend Ron Goldman. The case has never been closed but O.J. can’t be tried again. Double jeopardy.

I was thinking how Republicans like to blame Hillary for everything, and the FBI furthering their investigation into her email server this week. They offered immunity to the geek who installed the server in her home. While the FBI is at it maybe they should have him take a crack at that iPhone.

I drew this pretty quickly. I need some sleep.

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Those Damn Emails


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Full disclosure: I used to work for Blockbuster and I used to screw with people by telling them they didn’t rewind their DVD.

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Hillary’s Apology


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I don’t like the direction Republicans want to take us. I think that’s been made pretty clear by now. That doesn’t mean I love every Democrat. I’m not excited about any of the Democratic Party candidates. I don’t think Hillary Clinton is an honest person.

She’s not honest and she comes with a bit of sleaze. And yet, she’s a better candidate than any of the Republicans. It’s quality over quantity in this race.

Though I’m not in love with Hillary, I do respect that she has survived everything the GOP has thrown at her. Remember Newt Gingrich? He tried to destroy her when she was First Lady. He’s gone. She’s still here. She’s had over 20 years of Republicans heaping crap on her. She has survived fake scandal after fake scandal one after another.

Benghazi has turned into nothing after multiple Republican hearings and investigations. Hell, Republicans spent over $40 million of our money investigating her husband for a bad land transaction and all they got was a lie about oral sex, proving the investigation wasn’t for truth, but to destroy a presidency.

Concerning the email issue, I don’t think Hillary Clinton owes an apology. If she didn’t break the law then why should she apologize? Because it’s a distraction? I would rather George W. Bush and Karl Rove apologize first for all the White House emails they destroyed before Hillary has to apologize.

The email issue makes people think she’s not honest. I knew she wasn’t honest before that. So did you. But it’s not going to make anyone not vote for her. Anyone who says otherwise wasn’t going to vote for her anyway.

The biggest question for those after Hillary’s emails is this: What do you think are in the emails? You don’t hear that. They want the emails even though they don’t have a clue what’s in them. They don’t want the emails. They want the topic to keep breathing.

I’m more concerned about Hillary not taking a position on important issues, or taking a dangerous position on important issues. I am more troubled that she’s polling for her positions. I have problems she won’t take questions from the press. I’m not concerned about her email.

If the GOP found out she rented The Notebook back in 2004 and didn’t return it to Blockbuster they’d demand the receipt and would want to know if she forced Bill to watch it.

What is Ken Starr doing nowadays?