It’s Monday, September 12th, 2016…but before we begin, the latest on the candidate Jonah Goldberg, a die-hard #NeverTrumper, describes (paraphrased) as an unseasoned plate of steamed root vegetables the chef is determined to dress up by describing in French and delivering under a giant brass dome”…and at a grossly under-estimated market rate!

As the WSJ records, her campaign at first dismissed Clinton’s collapse as nothing.  Later, her personal physician released a statement saying Mrs. Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday; then added, “While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now rehydrated and recovering nicely.”

Yeah,…

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…riiiiggghhht!!!

As noted in our Quote of the Day above, Kevin Williamson presciently predicted, Given her history of rampant, craven, deep, broad, sustained, overarching, continuous, relentless dishonesty about practically every aspect of her personal and public lives, is it really so implausible that she’d lie about her health? No. She’d lie about her health even if there were nothing to lie about, just to keep in practice.”

Thus, is it really so implausible Hillary would employ a personal physician ready, able and more than willing to support whatever deceptions the good doctor was directed to disseminate?!?  Considering the candidate’s willingness to flee the scene of a press conference…

…just to cover up another cough, we’d say the answer is a resounding “NO!!!

This entire episode, from the supposed blood clots resulting from her fall (we have it on good medical authority falls generate bleeding; falls do not create blood clots!) to the belated diagnosis of pneumonia, smells like a rotten boatload of week-old herring…no matter from what direction one savors the stench.

Think about it: Team Clinton was between a rock and a hard place.  If Hillary truly was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, informing the Press would risk reinforcing rumors of her ill-health.  Yet waiting until after Hillary’s untimely swoon beside her Suburban certainly boosts the public perception nothing she or her campaign claims can be believed.

Here’s a thought: since the only sure way to diagnose pneumonia involves a chest x-ray, would it asking too much to see Hillary’s film?!?

Meanwhile, the Clintons continue to campaign like it’s 1999…when they could literally do no wrong.  First, Bill seems to forget a significant number of “coal people” populate not only West Virginia and Kentucky, but Pennsylvania and Ohio

 

…along with the fact The Donald’s campaign slogan is simply a recycled version of a statement earlier employed by none other than…

…Der Schlickmeister himself!

At the same time, Hillary reprises her version of Barack’s “Bitter Clinger” and Romney’s “47%” play: 

Hillary Clinton Says Half of Trump Supporters Are ‘Deplorable

 

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No wonder she’s trying to…

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walk that particular comment back…albeit half-heartedly!

Given the Clintons’ insufferable egotism and chutzpah, is it really so hard to believe the polls are tightening…when everything about their conduct bolsters the belief casting a ballot for Trump means backing…

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Now, here’s The Gouge!

Leading off today’s edition, courtesy of Bill Meisen, FOX 7 in Austin reports…

Austin sex assault suspect previously deported five times

 

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“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said a man accused of serial rape in the Austin area was deported five times before his most recent arrest in August. Nicodemo Coria-Gonzales faces six charges including aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping. In one case, a victim told police he poured gasoline on her and tried to set her on fire.

ICE said Coria-Gonzales was previously convicted of criminal charges including three charges of driving while intoxicated. After each conviction he was extradited to Mexico. That never kept him from illegally crossing the border back into the United States.

Coria-Gonzalez is now considered an ICE enforcement priority…”

That such stories are more and more commonplace should be scary.  What makes this particular event noteworthy are the quotes contained from one Thomas Esparza, Jr., supposed “immigration specialist”; not illegal immigration LAWYER, but immigration SPECIALIST:

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“There’s bad, really bad people, who want to do us real harm who are coming at us from all different directions north, south, east and west.” – No, Señor Esparza; they’re coming from the SOUTH!

“If that guy came back, he came back to do us ill, but there’s not that many people who are able to come back that often and that successfully. That’s the kind of person that even immigration lawyers are going to say, ‘You know, he should be prosecuted.’” – No, Señor Esparza; such occurrences are all-too common in our country…though it’s good to know even illegal immigration lawyers have a limit as to how much mayhem you believe illegal aliens should be able to commit prior to criminal prosecution.

“Five times deported and he’s still here? What did he do the first time to get himself deported? And why didn’t he learn after the second or the third or the fourth time? But already five times?! And he’s still back?! He’s a determined son of a gun, but at some point the dance is over and so, unfortunately, the dance is going to be over for him and he’s going to be in jail.” – “Learn“…”learn“; tell us you’re not serious, Señor!

“Every time you commit that offense the range of punishment gets higher and higher, but that’s not enough to deter some people who really want to be here no matter what. And so if the punishment doesn’t deter them, I don’t know what will.” – Then you’re not really giving the issue serious consideration, Señor Esparza, as two 100% effective solutions immediately come to mind:

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“Hasta la vista, Nicodemo!”

…and a wall:

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A big, BIG wall!

The latter certainly has worked for the Israelis!  We don’t know which is scarier: Esparza pretending to be serious…or FOX 7 in Austin quoting him as an expert?!?

In another illegal immigrant-related item from Drudge:

Leprosy Hits California: Primary school kids ‘struck down with Biblical flesh-rotting skin disease

 

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“…Parents have now refused to send their children to Indian Hills Elementary in Jurupa Valley after notes were sent home warning parents that two students “might” be sick with leprosy.

The school, about an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, sent out the warning on Friday, CBS Los Angeles has reported. Jurupa Valley Unified Superintendent Elliott Duchon said the school’s classrooms had been decontaminated in response to the threat.

He said the two students, who had been warned of the potential diagnosis by a doctor, had alerted the school’s nursing staff. Mr Duchon said: “For parents, they need to make a decision for their children but we’re not recommending any precautions. “There is not a risk at this time.”

The students believed to have been infected have also been pulled out of class for the time being. It is unclear whether the infected students are related to each other or whether they had recently been overseas…”

Sorry, we may be wrong, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and predict the two infected students are either illegal immigrants allowed to stay in the U.S. or resettled “refugees”.  The lack of detail available in the article just screams cover-up! 

Consider the following: leprosy, while sometimes contagious, is relatively rare, with 80% of its approximately 230,000 annually-occurring cases confined to India, Brazil and Indonesia.  Poverty is the one common indicator for contraction of the disease.

Though some 200 cases are reported annually in the United States, leprosy can be transmitted to humans by armadillos.  Which means the kids in Riverside County, CA have either been interacting with armadillos, or…?!?

And if you’ve loved the last 7-1/2 years of open-border obscenities, as Judicial Watch and Jeff Foutch informs us, you’ll positively DIE…perhaps quite literally…as a result of what’s likely in store over the next six months:

Droves of African Migrants in Mexico Awaiting U.S. Asylum Under Secret Pact

 

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Since we’re on the subject of the surprises awaiting law-abiding, taxpaying Americans in last six months of The Dear Misleader’s dictatorship, writing at NRO, Arthur Herman describes what we can expect on the foreign policy front:

20 Weeks of Living Dangerously — Obama’s Weakness Will Tempt Foreign Leaders

Russia, China, and Iran are poised to pounce while they can.

 

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We’re sure all hell not!

“President Obama has just returned from a disastrous G-20 summit — humiliated by his Chinese hosts, stared down by Russian president Vladimir Putin, traduced by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte — and yesterday Iranian patrol boats were once again playing deadly games of chicken with U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Expect more of the same in the next 20 weeks: That’s how long Obama will still be in office. During that time Russia, China, and Iran (Let’s not forget the NoKo’s) will be watching the clock and will be tempted to make their most aggressive moves yet, knowing that his successor, whoever it is, is bound to be more forceful in protecting U.S. interests than Obama has been.

Indeed, virtually any president, including Jimmy Carter, would have been more assertive these past seven years. Obama, however, has been single-mindedly relinquishing or even undermining our position around the globe, as well as the position of our allies, including Israel and Great Britain. (ALMOST as if he’s been playing for the other side!?!) (Who else handed over secret data regarding Britain’s nuclear arsenal to the Russians?) At the same time, he’s given Russia, China, and Iran almost as much leeway as they could possibly want to advance their own agendas.

On January 20, however, that window of opportunity will start to close…”

The late, great Fred Thompson perhaps said it best:

In a related item…

Earthquake Hits Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site

Shallow depth, precise timing of quake suggests it was man-made

 

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“YO, BO!!!”

As our good friend and long-time contributor Bill Meisen relates, in light of what’s just been forced down America’s collective throat as relates to Iran, does this

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“Good afternoon. I am pleased that the United States and North Korea yesterday reached agreement on the text of a framework document on North Korea’s nuclear program. This agreement will help to achieve a longstanding and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula.”

…remind anyone else of more recent Dimocratic ineptitude?!? 

Which brings us back to the domestic front back and The Dear Misleader’s adopted home town, as Heather Mac Donald observes in the WSJ:

The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

In 2016 nearly 3,000 people have been shot in the city, an average of one victim every two hours.

 

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‘The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officer’s son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his family’s porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City since July 1993. The August victims who survived included 10-year-old Tavon Tanner, shot while playing in front of his house (the bullet ripped through Tavon’s pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen); an 8-year-old girl shot in the arm while crossing the street; and two 6-year-old girls.

On Sept. 6, a 71-year-old man was accosted by a teen on a bike while watering his lawn. The robber demanded the man’s wallet and when he refused shot him in the abdomen, then grabbed his wallet before pedaling away.

By Sept. 8, nearly 3,000 people had been shot in Chicago in 2016, an average of one shooting victim every two hours. Five hundred and sixteen people had been murdered. Gun homicides and non-fatal shootings were up 47% over the same period of 2015, which had seen a significant rise in crime over 2014.

“There is no way out of this shooting spree,” Mr. Angelo said. His despair is understandable, because Chicago is the country’s most-glaring example of what I have called the “Ferguson effect.” Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers…”

Soooo,…this is Whitey’s fault…

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…how?!?  As previously promised, until the NFL acts to curtail this uninformed idiocy, we’ve watched our last professional football game; and we would encourage each of you to act accordingly.

Oh,…and any line law enforcement officer who votes Dimocratic is either stupid or has a death wish…along with anyone who continues to support the NFL.

And in the Environmental Moment, another amazing success story for unfettered Capitalism:

Another Gusher in Cowboyistan

Apache’s ‘Alpine High’ oil field shows the power of unplanned markets.

 

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“Soooo…if I do everything possible to decrease U.S. domestic oil production, you’ll have more cash with which to fund Islamic terror; sounds like a plan!”

Governments draft white papers and formulate plans on future energy production. U.S. frackers produce energy. And a new discovery in West Texas might do more to improve the environment than a year’s worth of climate conferences.

In an area near the Davis Mountains that many experts concluded wasn’t worth fracking, Apache Corp. has found the equivalent of an estimated two billion barrels of oil, and possibly more.

We say “equivalent” because the field contains vast quantities of natural gas and oil. The Journal reports that some early wells are so prolific they can break even at a gas price of 10 cents per million British thermal units, compared to a recent $2.80. This suggests fat margins for Apache, but also continuing pressure on energy users to switch from coal to cleaner-burning gas. Even without the Obama-Clinton policy of throwing coal miners out of work, the market has been moving the U.S. to a new energy mix. Notice it’s not happening because politicians showered taxpayer funds on alternative energy sources, but because a company risked its own money and ignored conventional wisdom.

“This is a giant onion that is going to take us years to unveil and peel back,” Apache Chief Executive John Christmann IV says. “The industry dogma about this area, all the fundamental premises that most people had about it, were just wrong.” There’s a message here about the benefits of decentralized authority and the freedom to try ideas that seem crazy to others.

Not to mention government bureaucrats and regulators staying the hell out of the way!

On The Lighter Side

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Finally, we’ll call it a wrap with the Whooda Thunk It?!? segment, courtesy of the politically-correct but history-deficient administrators in Eugene, OR:

University of Oregon to remove name of ex-KKK leader’s name from dorm

 

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Whooda thunk former Progressive icon Robert “Exalted Cyclops” Byrd had a Duck dormitory named after him?!?  Which of course begs the question…

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Nothing to see here, folks…move along!

We’ll be out of town next week attending to some personal business, so forgive us if we miss an edition or two.  Until next time…

Magoo