If you're under 50 you really need to read this
If you're under 50 you really need to read this. If you’re over 50,
you lived through it, so share it with those under 50. Amazing to me how
much I had forgotten!
When Bill Clinton was president, he
allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even
after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a
democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers
about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female
attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood
– both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she
chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst
mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David
Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting
in dozens of deaths of women and children.
Husband Bill allowed
Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights
Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to
the discovery of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be
withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, husband
Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former
law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for
the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department.
Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably)
committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
votes will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award
unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the
White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them
reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them
their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one
employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous
crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of
any crime in less than two hours.
Still not convinced of her
ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend,
Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security.
When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900
FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs
by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even
knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the
Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White
House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven
Next, when women started coming forward with
allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was
put in charge of the #$%$ eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her
more notable decisions in the debacle were:
She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.
She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.
After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's
investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and
later admitting his affairs.
Hillary’s devious game plan resulted
in Bill losing his license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a
grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of
Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and
obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I
do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of
56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary
was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture,
china, and artwork that she had stolen.
What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year of this type of low-life mess?
Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails
while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of
the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next.
But to her loyal fans (supporters) - I guess in her own words “what difference does it make?”
A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that led to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.
From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours. This triples the criteria for “bomb” cyclogenesis, which meteorologists use to describe a rapidly intensifying mid-latitude storm. A “bomb” cyclone is defined as dropping one millibar per hour for 24 hours.
NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center said the storm’s minimum pressure dropped to 928 millibars around 1 a.m. Eastern time, which likely places it in the top five strongest storms on record in this region.
[Rivers are rising to record levels in the Midwest, flooding is ‘major to historic’]
“According to the center’s records, the all-time strongest storm in this area occurred on Dec. 15, 1986, and that had a minimum central pressure of 900 millibars,” Mashable’s Andrew Freedman reported on Tuesday. “The second-strongest storm occurred in January 1993, with a pressure of 916 millibars.”
As this storm churns north, it’s forcing warm air into the Arctic Circle. Over the North Sea, sustained winds from the south are blasting at 70 mph, and gusting to well above 100 mph, drawing heat from south to north.
[The best — worst? — TV weather bloopers of 2015]
Although there are no permanent weather stations at the North Pole (or really anywhere in the Arctic Ocean), we can use weather forecast models, which ingest data from satellites and surrounding surface observations, to estimate conditions at Earth’s most northern location.
at least a brief moment, surpassed the 32-degree threshold at exactly 90 degrees North, according to data from the GFS forecast model.
Data from the International Arctic Buoy Programme confirms that temperatures very close to the North Pole surpassed the melting point on Wednesday. A buoy (WMO ID Buoy 6400476) at a latitude of 87.45 degrees North hit a high temperature of 0.7 degrees Celsius — or 33 degrees Fahrenheit.
wrote the Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow on Monday. A temperature around the freezing mark signifies a departure from normal of over 50 degrees, and close to typical mid-summer temperatures in this region.
In other words, the area around the North Pole was about as warm as Chicago on Wednesday, and quite a few degrees warmer than much of the Midwest.
[Fallstreak holes punch through clouds like swiss cheese over the Southeast]
Meanwhile in habitable areas around the North Atlantic, winds are howling and waves are rocking the coastline. In Britain, a week of excessive rainfall has pushed rivers and streams well beyond their banks, stranding vehicles and buckling bridges.
In a blog post on Monday, the U.K. Met office said that December has been a record-breaking month for rainfall in parts of the United Kingdom. A Christmas weekend storm brought up to 8 inches of addition rainfall on saturated soil. The Met Office listed just a small portion of the December records that were set this weekend, in some cases blowing away the previous December records by 10 inches.