It’s 2016—The Year When Christmas Day Comes Every Day

It suddenly struck me. Why am I suddenly always in a great mood—every day better than the previous day—every day being Christmas Day.

Every morning I rush down the stairs, go to the spot where we should always have our 2016 Christmas tree to see what Santa has brought me (and every other little person in the whole of the USA). Each night I rest at ease, relax with a smile, say a little prayer, “thank you Lord for your great abundance, I will not take your kindness for granted, but I do wonder why it took you so long.” I fall asleep, totally content, knowing that just like groundhog day, tomorrow will  produce more wonders—till we reach a point, where everyone will finally get the point and we can stop reliving stupid every day—for eternity.

It's 2016 and every day is Christmas Day

How do I pass on all this joy?

As I write this I have already had well over 180 days of wonder and joy. I can not go over all the wonderful stuff that has happened on each one of these days, there is just too much. So instead I have decided to do a one week diary, each day of the week I will proclaim the daily wonder—in the full knowledge that for the rest of 2016 such wonders shall not cease.

Wednesday July 6th

I ran down the steps, not even having time to put on my dressing gown. I heard a carol in the background with lyrics that made me smile;

To finally admit we are born alone
and that your only one’s got another robot to take the throne.
Heartless of the world deny the king is dead.
F**k, the king is dead.
Heartless with your burning eyes.
The king is dead.
F**k, the king is dead.

And then this was what I found under the Christmas tree:

Ailes' history of rampant sexism exposed as new allegations emergeIt was so beautifully wrapped—and as I unwrapped this blonde bombshell I could not stop humming to myself.

Hark! The blonde angels sing,
Glory to the dead-born King…

We all know how vile that Jabba the Hut creature, who liked to play with his blondes, really is. The worst person in the world—the creator of Stupidparty. Please let there be more. This is a clarion call to all Fox blonde bombshells—you can come out of the closet now. We feel your pain. Roger Ailes creates the  climate of suffocating sexism and misogyny on Fox. Leave Fox, pursue Fox and become a Journalist—because if you receive a paycheck from Roger Ailes, you lose your right to call yourself a journalist.

Barely were the words out of my mouth before God responded with another Christmas cracker…

In the wee hours since the lawsuit was announced, “at least ten” other women have contacted the Gretchen’s law firm, wanting to speak about Ailes’ treatment, according to a spokesman for the firm.

Thursday July 7th

I ran down the steps, not even having time to put on my dressing gown. I heard a Carol in the background with lyrics that made me smile;

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve no place to go
This fire can not be put out with snow

This was what I found under the Christmas tree: Darrell Issa was so upset about the Republican FBI  Director James Comey’s efforts to slander Hillary—that Comey would not actually reach the levels of actually breaking the law by prosecuting someone for purely political reasons—that Issa demanded an investigation which would only put Comey on the defensive, allowing Democrats to set the record straight about how underwhelming and unclear these supposed breaches of classified information were (all within the context that up to 90% of classified information should never have been classified in the first place).

The irony of Issa demanding another investigation of anyone other than Darrell Issa—one of the most corrupt politicians in congress, who has wasted about $100m of taxpayer money on his politically inspired witch hunts—well, it’s just too delicious to ignore.

Let’s Investigate the lack of investigation of an Investigator that loves to instigate numerous investigations wherein such investigations keep coming up empty handed—leaving the taxpayers to fork the bill for his endless charades. How much money has been so wasted?

How much money has been wasted by Issa investigations?

A Stupidparty Crook and his endless witch hunts: Salon reports:

“The only thing that makes Rep. Darrell Issa remotely qualified to chair the House Oversight Committee is his personal familiarity with the investigative process—on the receiving end. The man Republican House Speaker John Boehner

John Boehner was 53rd speaker of the house of representatives from 2011 to 2015 of United States. He is a politician and Republican party member. He completed his B.A. from Xavier University in 1977. He was born on 17th November 1949.  He served for both the house of minority and house of majority. To know more click navigate to these guys

put in charge of investigating government wrongdoing was himself indicted for stealing a car, accused of stealing at least one other car, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and twice suspected of insurance fraud—and once extensively investigated by authorities for arson, because his former business associates accused him, on the record, of burning down a building to collect the insurance payout.”

Is Darrell Issa a Crook? Clearly this question must be asked. It must be asked because of the role the Stupidparty decided to hand to him. You really would hope that an individual in charge of investigating the president should have a great deal of ethical credibility. So before listening to anything this man has to say, should you not evaluate the Darrell Issa’s veracity?

How Darrell Issa has blown up to around $100,000,000 of taxpayer money on invented scandals:

Darrell Issa granted a budget of $25,678,100 to pursue of fake scandals .

This figure does not account for the $14 million spent by the IRS answering voluminous and often duplicative subpoenas, the “millions” spent by the Department of Defense responding to inquiries about the attack in Benghazi, the budget of the Oversight Committee’s minority staff, nor the massive expenditure of resources by the dozens of other federal agencies that have come under the scrutiny of the Oversight Committee. By its conclusion Darrell Issa’s chairmanship could cost the U.S. Treasury well into the nine figures. From that astounding allocation of resources, Issa has unveiled no major corruption or gotten to the bottom of no significant scandal. By mistaking bureaucratic incompetence for scandal, ineptitude for criminality, and general stupidity on the part of low- and mid-level government employees for political conspiracy, Issa all but guarantees that only the most fervent partisans will trust any information that emerges from his committee. In that way he is perhaps the best Oversight chairman a Democratic administration could hope for—one whose investigations can simply be disregarded as partisan witch hunts and whose influence waned with each misstep…

Friday July 8th

I ran down the steps, not even having time to put on my dressing gown. I heard a Carol in the background with lyrics that made me smile;

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(do you hear what I hear)
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(do hear what I hear)
A song, a song

It had barely been a day since long time loyal GOP stalwart, FBI director James Comey had tried to hand Hillary’s Clinton’s head to the pitchfork mob—for evidently being “extremely reckless” in sending a few classified emails. Notwithstanding the fact that no one has come close to showing what supposedly classified information may have been “recklessly” shared by the one person who would have a better grasp than anyone else about what material would actually be sensitive (like the actual person in charge of diplomacy, as opposed to some grunt simply calling everything classified just to cover their ass). Up to 90% of supposed classified material need not be deemed classified, so who better to make the call than the Secretary of State. It is after all her job on the line, she has to do all the talking, the ultimate decision making, be responsible for every American life.

Yet she can not communicate?

Imprisoned, paralyzed with endless layers of foggy bureaucratic rules, made by bureaucrats terrified of being hauled up by politician lawyers who have a political agenda massively superseding any genuine interest or expertise in national security.  Worse and within this context, the Secretary of State is  expected to retroactively save lives (Libya). Perhaps Ambassador Stevens was in danger, but was that was too classified to discuss, just in case the Chinese got there first?  This is all too complex for Stupidparty, Trump and his Trumpeteers.

FBI director testifies over Clinton email probe

So having been handed Hillary’s head—what does Stupidparty do? They scream at their own man for not prosecuting a case in which it is clear that no laws have been broken. This forces their own man to defend his decision and allow the Democrats to start to actually correct the record. First off, we can now deal with the absurd notion that Hillary’s actions were worse than General Petraeus’.

“Amazingly, amazingly, some Republicans who were praising you just days ago for your independence, for your integrity, and your honesty, instantly turned against you, because your recommendation conflicted with the predetermined outcome they wanted…”

“I give House Republicans credit,” Cummings said. “They are not shy about what they are doing. They have turned political investigations into an art form. If our concerns here today are with the proper treatment of classified information, then we should start with a review of our previous hearing on General David Petraeus, who pled guilty last year to intentionally and knowingly compromising highly classified information. The problem is, Mr. Director, we never had that hearing. This committee ignored that breach of national security because it did not match the political goals of House Republicans.”

Ouch.

By having this meeting they force Comey to confirm that Hillary was absolutely not guilty of gross negligence (something that could not  be said about Petraeus):

Comey specifically hit back against an argument put forward by some conservatives, including Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, that Clinton committed “gross negligence.”

Comey said that since the statute making gross negligence a crime was passed in 1917, it has only been used by the Department of Justice once in a case of espionage. He said that at the time of the statute’s passage, there were concerns that the statute would “violate the American tradition of requiring that before you lock somebody up, you prove they knew they were doing something wrong.”

Since Trump and his Trumpeteers keep defending Petraeus (a one time likely candidate  to run for President as a Republican) a quick summary of the facts are in order:

Petraeus’ case made him more legally vulnerable than Clinton. Petraeus knew that he was exposing confidential information and then lied to FBI investigators about it. Petraeus shared eight notebooks, called “black books,” with Broadwell that contained his own handwritten notes on classified matters.

But there is more:

FBI Director James B. Comey told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was likely created for convenience, not to conceal any communication or information from public record or Congress.

James Comey gets to destroy a bunch of conspiracy charges concerning the Bill Clinton /Loretta Lynch meeting and other nonsense put out by Donald Trump:

Comey on timing of decision not to prosecute Clinton: “The timing was entirely my own. Nobody knew I was going to do it, including the press…”

But it just keeps getting better, because Americans have such a simplistically confused notion about classified documents—and an education about this subject can only help Hillary. So this was probably not how people imagined classified documents are marked:

One can assume how classified documents are marked—or have someone explain it clearly

So as Laura Clawson a writer for The Daily Kos points out:

Why did Republicans think that going after an experienced prosecutor who they’d publicly said they respect as a man of great integrity was going to go well for them? Comey originally went out of his way, against usual protocol, to give them something to work with in attacking Clinton, and instead of thanking him, Republicans are attacking him and repeatedly inviting him to explain why it would be wrong to prosecute Clinton. It seems they just can’t keep themselves from overplaying their hand when it comes to Hillary Clinton.

Friday July 11th

I ran down the steps, not even having time to put on my dressing gown. I heard a Carol in the background with lyrics that made me smile;

Onward then, ye people
Join our happy throng
Blend with ours your voices
In our triumph song

For we refuse to enable
Something clearly wrong
We still have our choices
We will not join a fascist throng

Here are some of the people who would normally be expected to attend the GOP convention, but are trying to excuse themselves this year, using ever more desperate excuses.

  1. Mark Kirk (R.-Ill.) “Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.”
  2. H.W. Bush Sr. Too old to come
  3. G.W.Bush Jr    Too busy srubbing bush’ in his non ranch suburban home
  4. Jeb Bush, 2016 Republican presidential candidate  “Trump is not the future of the Republican Party”
  5. Mitt Romney, If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.
  6. Sarah Palin sulking over not being VP – Alaska is a long way from ClevelandPicture
  7. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) “Shelby lying low as GOP convention draws near”
  8.  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)  will be traveling her state by bush plane.
  9. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) he is planning to trek the Grand Canyon
  10. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) he has to mow his lawn
  11. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) he will be in Florida campaigning and meeting with voters
  12. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)  will be conducting town hall-style meetings in Idaho
  13. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) will be on a “listening tour” in his state.
  14. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) will be campaigning,
  15. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) will use the time to hone his “fly fishing.”
  16. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will be campaigning
  17. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Under the circumstances we have, I’m going to be campaigning in the state
  18. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) says he has attended four conventions
  19. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)  will not be going for personal and family reasons.
  20. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)  just want to reconnect with constituents
  21. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former presidential candidate just want to reconnect with constituents
  22. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) essentially called Trump a racist and said he’s open to embracing the Libertarian Party
  23. Sen:Still Deciding: Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), “other things going on and I’ve got to weigh where I can do the most good.”  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)* Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)   Sen. John Thune (R-SD)*
  24. Ohio Governor John Kasich If I’m going to show up at the convention, and I’m not going to be saying all these great things about the host…
  25. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md.)  I hate the whole thing.
  26. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R-Mass.)  Anybody who is using the Orlando shooting as a tool in a political fight isn’t “thinking straight,
  27. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Trump supporters aren’t all racists.
  28. Former NJ Governor Tom Kean Sr. Trump was a loose cannon who should “listen to people and stop tweeting at 11 o’clock at night.”
  29. New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Like my Democratic opponent, I will support my party’s nominee in the fall,”
  30. Utah Rep. Mia Love, I have not been supportive of Mr. Trump, and I’m not really excited to go back to a convention that’s centered around him
  31. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told reporters he had “a longstanding appointment downtown.”
  32. Mark Salter, former aide and speechwriter for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “The GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it’s on the level. I’m with her.”
  33. David Ross Meyers, former White House staffer under George W. Bush’s former communications adviser for the Senate Republican Leadership
  34. Eliot Cohen, counselor of the Department of State during President George W. Bush’s administration
  35. Max Boot, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio, Council on Foreign Relations fellow “I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than I would vote for Donald Trump,” Boot told theNew York Times on March 2. “There is no way in hell I would vote for him. I would far more readily support Hillary Clinton, or Bloomberg if he ran.”
  36. Ben Howe, contributing editor to the conservative website RedState—She’s not flipping crazy like Trump is
  37. Jamie Weinstein, senior editor, Daily Caller: there is little threat another Clinton presidency would end the American system as we know it. You can’t be so sure with Trump.
  38. Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution The neoconservative foreign policy commentator called Trump the GOP’s “Frankenstein monster” who is “strong enough to destroy its maker” “The Republicans’ creation will be.”
  39. Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues.
  40. Rep.Scott Rigell R-Va I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous presidency.   Just this past Sunday, Trump’s poor judgment was on display.  He failed not once, not twice, but three times to denounce the KKK and its onetime leader, the infamous racist, David Duke.  Looking a bit confused when asked about the KKK and Duke, Trump pleaded ignorance.  What void must exist in the heart of a person who when asked about the KKK has to struggle for even a moment as to what his position is?
  41. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) “I will not support Mr. Trump. That is not a political decision, that is a moral decision”
  42. Patrick Ruffini, Republican strategist and early #NeverTrump adopter
  43. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
  44. Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ)
  45. Tim Miller, former spokesman for Jeb Bush, adviser to Our Principles, an anti-Trump super PAC
  46. Peter Wehner, GOP strategist
  47. Liz Mair, GOP strategist
  48. Rick Wilson, Republican operative “I will never vote for Donald Trump, not even if it means he forms a third party and runs as the narcissist sociopath he truly is.”
  49. Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.)
  50. Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-M.N.), Congressional Leadership Fund chairman
  51. Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) “He loves torture!” Paul said.Picture
  52. Stuart Stevens, top strategist, Romney 2012
  53. Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney communications director
  54. Ken Mehlman, former Republican National Committee chairman
  55. Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
  56. Erick Erickson, conservative commentator, former editor of RedState, founder of The Resurgent
  57. Steve Deace, conservative commentator and radio talk show host
  58. Mark Levin, conservative radio host
  59. Brian Bartlett, GOP communications strategist
  60. Jay Caruso, contributing editor at RedState
  61. Linda Chavez, conservative columnist
  62. Mindy Finn, GOP media strategist and president of Empowered Women “For me, it’s secondary to his menacing character. So I wouldn’t support Trump if you paid me his net worth. I refuse to carry his flag. I challenge you to do the same.”
  63. Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet “If the keys are handed to a would-be strongman, I have no choice but to step out of the car and walk my own way,” he wrote. “If that makes me a bad Republican, so be it. I seek to be a good American.”
  64. Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard “Casual dishonesty is a feature of his campaign.”
  65. Glenn Beck, host of The Glenn Beck Program and founder of TheBlaze
  66. Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state
  67. Ruth Guerra the RNC’s national director of Hispanic media, serving as a top surrogate for the party as it looked to make inroads with Latino voters and making frequent TV appearances in English and Spanish to try to lead outreach.
  68. Katrina Jorgensen the communications chair for the Young Republican National Federation. “I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.”
  69. Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome Again super PAC
  70. George Will, Washington Post columnist and Fox News commentator
  71. Bruce Carroll, creator of GayPatriot.org Carroll said on Twitter, “I will oppose ALL candidates of any political affiliation who align.”
  72. Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center
  73. Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president
  74. Rory Cooper, GOP strategist, managing director of Purple Strategies, senior advisor to the Never Trump PAC
    Daniel Vajdich,  senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, national security policy adviser to the Ted Cruz campaign
  75. Bob Dold (R-Illinois) “Donald Trump’s hateful words towards wide swaths of our country, from women to Latinos to veterans and Muslims, disqualify him from ever serving as president of the United States
  76. Michael Graham, conservative radio host
  77. Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.)
  78. Connor Walsh, former digital director for Eric Cantor, founder of Build Digital
  79. Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review
  80. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
  81. Alan Goldsmith, former staffer, House Foreign Affairs Committee   Picture
  82. Stephen Gutowski, Free Beacon staff writer 
  83. Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist
  84. Doug Heye, former communications director for the Republican National Committee*
  85. Brad Thor, conservative author
  86. Charlie Sykes, radio show host
  87. Erik Soderstrom,conservative blogger
  88. David French, National Review writer
  89. Jennifer Rubin, conservative opinion columnist for the Washington Post
  90. Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist
  91. Former Gov. Tom Ridge (R-PA)
  92. Iowa state Sen. David Johnson “I will not stand silent if the party of Lincoln and the end of slavery buckles under the racial bias of a bigot.”
  93.  Chase, Ford, JPMorgan Chase, Motorola, Walgreens and Wells Fargo For the first time in years,such  corporate sponsors have declined to participate
  94. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)
  95. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)
  96. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.)
  97. Nine of Arizona’s 58 Republican delegates originally slated to go to the GOP convention in Cleveland next month are skipping the event
  98. Ivanka Trump’s Rabbi will be a no show after all …
  99. Tim Tebow also nixed Trump’s invitation yesterday…
  100. Tom Brady- that Quarterback Guy who loves Stupidparty
  101. I will not be attending.

Monday July 11th  (12 Drummers Drumming…)

I ran down the steps, not even having time to put on my dressing gown. I heard a Carol in the background with lyrics that made me smile;

And all the world rejoiced because the truth came out at last
A truth had been promised now it had come to pass
And the joyful news that Stupipdarty lied again and again spread quickly far and wide
Once upon a Christmas every day is Christmas  as Stupidparty is fried

James Comey must be getting really pissed at the idiocy of his party as his charges disintegrate, it just keeps getting better (or worse for James Comey as his hapless efforts to appease his party rapidly disintegrate):

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For final clarification on this issue and where Comey admits he was not aware of the fact that these were not actually classified:

 

Tuesday July 12th  (11 Pipers Piping…)

Planned parent is a vital women’s healthcare provider that saves lives, reduces poverty and reduces abortions- yes it does!!! To appose planned parent is to be pro death, it really is that simple. A year ago, video fakers tried to swift-boat Planned Parenthood. Instead, they helped strengthen it:

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Wednesday July 13th  (10 Lords a Leaping…)

Self defined Stupidparty intellectual power house and someone desperate to be Trump’s VP—Newt Gingrich decides that this would be a great time to open his mouth.”We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with western civilization.”

Thursday July 14th  (9 Ladies Dancing…)

Trump Picks the definition of Stupid as his running mate.

Friday July 15th (8 Maids a Milking…)

Donald Trump is famous for decisively firing people. But according to multiple reports on Friday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee tried and failed to fire his own running mate ― all before he’d even formally announced who he was. CNN’s Dana Bash and NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell both reported that Trump got cold feet Thursday night over his apparent veep choice, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. According to Bash, Trump was “so unsure” about his offer to Pence that “around midnight last night, he asked aides if he could get out of it.” O’Donnell tweeted that the real estate mogul was on the phone late into the evening on Thursday, “asking if he could change course on VP pick.”  It is not like the negative feeling is not mutual -no it is much worse than that – The National Review’s Tim Alberta reported in April that longtime friends of Pence’s said the governor “loathes” Trump. Alberta stood by that reporting on Friday.