Ugly linkage

June 8, 2016

We’re sitting in Newark Airport after a long five days, and it is definitely time for Ugly Linkage. Please remain calm.

She Who Must Be Obeyed Is Not Trump may be poised, careful in her choice of words, and completely free of animosity toward Mexican-American judges, but she has a lot of explaining to do even according to Salon:

Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Federal law designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries. In practice, that meant that Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals — and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Hillary Clinton’s State Department did a whole lot of approving.

While Clinton was secretary of state, her department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors. That figure from Clinton’s three full fiscal years in office is almost double the value of arms sales to those countries during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

Hillary’s defense: “One or two” donations “may have slipped through the cracks.” We shit you not.
All of which reminds of this beautiful Austin moment:

El Arroyo

Credit: Somebody random on Facebook.

Speaking of which, egads:

We increasingly believe that when it comes down to it, so to speak, we will #FeelTheJohnson (if you search that on Twitter, by the way, your results will be surprisingly clean and uplifting…).

As others have said, Troll Level: Grandmaster.

Also from Glenn, the “most epic correction of the decade.” No, really. It makes one wonder why we allow our tax money to go to social science research at all.

As a Cubs fan, we are not happy to see hype like this:

We also note that the ’27 Yankees really did not become the ’27 Yankees until well in to the summer of that year. (No, we are not “the baseball guy,” but we did read listen to Bill Bryson’s awesome book “One Summer: America, 1927”, which we recommend without reservation.)

That is all.

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