October 31, 2016

Oh, what a tangled web...

Her Girl Friday:: Huma Abedin,  (this is what Amal Clooney will look like after she ends the hunger strike) who is Hillary Clinton's closest confidante, is now lawyering up and lying low.

Friday night had GSL's beloved Cubs playing in a World Series game at Wrigley Field for the first time in 71 years and I wound up not watching the game or even wanting to.  GSL, like the rest of the political world, was rocked by the revelation that the FBI Criminal Investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails was back on.

After hunkering down in The Den's Situation Room monitoring developments, GSL offers the following astute analysis based on how things stand now.

Here is Huma's classy husband who is under criminal investigation for allegedly sending pics like this (many with 4yo son) to underage girls.

The Clinton camp scorched earth defense is the only card they can play. Hillary gets to play victim which is always her go-to move.  The FBI Director James Comey (appointed by Obama) who as recently as last week received high praise from running mate along with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, et al....is now depicted as driven by partisan motives with the always convenient S & M (sexist/misogynist) subtext to stoke outrage among true believers.

FBI: the additional 650,000 emails were found on Huma Abedin's perv hubby Anthony Weiner's laptop (apparently shared with Huma) who resigned in disgrace from Congress due to an earlier sexting scandal. The New York FBI office subpoenaed and seized Weiner's electronic devices (relating to his indictment over sexting a 15yo girl) and stumbled on this mother lode.  What is noteworthy is they started looking at the laptop several weeks ago and only officially notified FBI Director Comey last Thursday, the day before he sent that letter to Congressional leaders of both parties notifying them that recent discoveries regarding HRC's email case merited further investigation.  They then sought a warrant allowing them to search the laptop specifically for HRC correspondence.  I'm sure once those local FBI agents stumbled onto all those HRC emails, they took a peek and already know there are explosive revelations coming and intimated thru colleagues so that Director Comey had a sense he was on solid ground before sending that game changer letter. Senators Reid and Boxer have made scathing comments against Director Comey, a man they had enormous respect for a week ago.  What tells crafty old pro GSL, that Comey is holding a good hand is how White House Spokesman Josh Earnest just issued a surprisingly strong statement backing Comey which tells me that Obama moles at Justice/FBI have passed along that Comey has a strong hand and Hillary is holding Aces & Eights.

Huma: hard to predict how this will shake out for Huma. Is the laptop with the motherlode really hubby Wiener's and she never used it? If so, how did thousands of emails to HRC's private server get  there.  Maybe Weiner surreptitiously downloaded all those emails to his laptop as an 'insurance policy' to have a hole card should he ever need pardon, lucrative opportunities, or launch a political comeback.

Only recently, on this post, I praised Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile as one of the most honest people in public life. WikiLeaks now proves that false. While working as commentator for CNN, she secretly shared debate questions ahead of time to Hillary's campaign team. CNN was quick to cut all ties to DB. If this was any week but this week, Bernie supporters would demand her immediate resignation from DNC Chairmanship which now will come no later than next week. A stunning fall from grace.

Unfortunately, Diogenes lantern couldn't shine on an honest man or woman in today's Washington.

October 06, 2016

A Full Deck

GSL opened for business 52 years ago today. I only vaguely recall this shoot but can assure you that no hair product was involved. Yes, I know; that suit looks like I slept in it.

Picking up Mum at Midway in a couple hours. Tonight over cake and ice cream, we'll celebrate her life's work.

If October is not the very best month of the year, I don't know what is. Only May could even make an argument. From now til Christmas Eve is my fave time of year.

Hoping your Oktoberfest is off to a good start.

October 03, 2016

October Surprises

Julian Assange, Founder of WikiLeaks
There are reports Hillary Clinton wanted a drone strike to take out Mr. Assange
HRC will be taking shelter from incoming tomorrow.
Tomorrow should be interesting as Julian Assange releases documents that are promised to be damaging to Hillary Clinton just over a month prior to election day.  Much speculation has been made to the hacker's identity with the Clinton camp and Obama Administration expressing outrage the Russians (who they allege to be the perps) would try to influence an American Presidential Election.
Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was mudered in Washington. Shot in the back twice and nothing was stolen. No witnesses, no suspects, no leads. Julian Assange put a $20,000 reward for tips leading to his assailants successful prosecution. Was Seth Rich the leaker of the DNC emails confirming top brass worked against Bernie Sanders or is this a clever Assange smokescreen?

Perhaps Obama forgets he went out of his way to support the Remainers in the UK's EU referendum along with a threat they would be punished and pushed to the "back of the queue" if they Brexited.  Obama & Clinton also may think we didn't notice the Obama State Department appropriating $465,000 in TaxPayer funds supporting efforts to oust Israel Prime Minister 'Bibi' Netanyahu.

Here is Obama lecturing and threatening the Brits not to dare disobey him and leave the EU. The Brits answered with a resounding STFU.

The Den will be providing a Trump Survival Guide for those needing comfort to endure our next President. The Hitler comparisons are ridiculous. Have you ever read Mein Kampf? I have. Hitler put all his cards on the table well in advance.
Trump has a nearly 50 year track record of mostly successfully doing business with people all over the world.  Actual psychopaths show their true colors early on as Hitler did.

I always found Bill Clinton's actual treatment of women far worse than Trump's ungentlemanly comments. Clinton is one of those men I despise who use their power and influence to prey upon vulnerable women. The rape allegation by Juanita Broaddrick is taken very seriously by Obama's favorite online newsource, Vox, since she had a highly credible contemporaneous immediate aftermath witness.  Here is Vox's account with lengthy NBC interview here. And no this isn't just about Bill, Hillary was always complicit in silencing, intimidating, and harassing the women or in Monica Lewinsky's case, trotting White House staff out to trash a young woman to the press as a "delusional stalker".

GSL wonders if Trump supporter Kid Rock has lost any fans?