“Circle the wagons” used to be a tactic the pioneers used on the trek west to face off with marauders.
Today it is a phrase used in political speak to “protect one’s own”.
And that is exactly what Obama, his administration, and the U.S. Department of Justice led by Eric Holder have done. Flawlessly, I might add.
Lois Learner will not be facing the  Obstruction of Congress Charge levied against her by the House. Period.
I suppose to those of us that “sort of follow” the goings on in D.C. This doesn’t exactly come as any surprise, it’s just another day in the fever swamps of D.C. Another day of watching this administration and it’s army of unethical lawyers destroy any and all vestiges left of the US Constitution. Quite frankly from the outset, There was never a snow ball’s chance in hell that Holder was going to prosecute Lois Learner for her actions while working for the IRS.


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THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER IS ON THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: HILLARY CLINTON LESBIAN LOVERS NAMED IN SECRET EMAILS. “The ENQUIRER learned the list of Hillary’s lesbian lovers includes a beauty in her early 30s who has often traveled with Hillary; a popular TV and movie star; the daughter of a top government official; and a stunning model who got a career boost after allegedly sleeping with Hillary. Hillary made the huge mistake of mixing public and private messages while using her personalized email server – before risking a massive scandal by refusing to make the documents public.”

Campaign staff DROVE ‘ordinary’ Iowans to Hillary’s first campaign stop – including health care ‘lobbyist in training’ who was an Obama campaign intern and Biden chauffeur
Hillary Clinton’s astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.
Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.
Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.

Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.
The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.


Reset: Hillary Was Taking Money from Frank Guistra Even As She Was Approving a Russian Purchase of His Company
The company in question will control 50% of the uranium produced domestically in the US — obviously, the sort of deal that most US governments would reject. You don’t let Vladimir Putin buy half of your own uranium production.
But Bill and Hill were friends with Guistra, and Guistra was a very friendly friend, to the tune of $131 million in donations to the Clinton Global Initiative, in addition to arranging for foreign governments to pay the Clintons directly for speeches.
Watch the whole thing. Via @gabrielMalor.
More: Allahpundit has a useful nutshell guide to Guistra’s and the Clintons’ maneuvers to deliver half of the US’ uranium to Vladimir Putin (and then, to Iran).


Country Roads

65 of the most perfectly timed military photos

The Tallest Bridge in The World

Track laying

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Stonewall Kitchen Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mix, 18 Ounce Box

back yard pvc roller coaster with a 12 ft drop

(A lot of work paid for with a smile and “do it again.”  That’s payment in full.) me

Truck Driving Fails

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I had this back in Ft Sam Houston
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Obama’s hacked
Washington (CNN) – Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
While the White House has said the breach only affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president’s schedule. While such information is not classified, it is still highly sensitive and prized by foreign intelligence agencies, U.S. officials say.


SPYING: U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades. “The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans’ international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.” It’s lucky that the U.S. government is so ethical that we don’t have to worry about any of this information being politically abused. Love the picture of Janet Reno and her deputy, Eric Holder.

IT’S NOT CHEATING WHEN THEY DO IT: Report: DHS Adding Millions of ‘New Americans’ to Vote Democrat in 2016. “Of the 20 states with the highest green card population, 14 are holding Senate races in 2016, so millions of new voters could dramatically impact the election.” This is no accident

A top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has emerged as a potentially key figure in Rolling Stone’s false article, “A Rape on Campus.”
Catherine Lhamon, who heads the Department’s civil rights wing, was identified in a letter sent last month by University of Virginia Dean of Students Allen Groves to Steve Coll and Sheila Coronel, the two Columbia Journalism School deans who conducted a review of the Nov. 19 article, written by disgraced reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
Groves’ letter was included as a footnote to the Columbia deans’ report, which was released on Sunday and cataloged the failures and lies that led to the article’s publication.
In the letter, Groves wrote that he has suffered “personal and professional” damage as a result of Erdely’s reporting and comments Lhamon made about him which were included in the article.
As the Rolling Stone article fell apart, Lhamon’s involvement has gone virtually unmentioned. But a deeper look reveals her ties to Emily Renda, a University of Virginia employee and activist who put Erdely in touch with Jackie, the student whose claim that she was brutally gang-raped by seven members of a fraternity on Sept. 28, 2014, served as the linchpin for the 9,000-word Rolling Stone article. . . . Lhamon has been invited to the White House nearly 60 times, according to visitor’s logs. Renda has been invited six times. Both were invited to the same White House meeting on three occasions.
I wonder if anyone has put in a FOIA request for her emails, and I wonder if they’ll “disappear,” you know?

[From the comments]
It was a coordinated attack right in DC’s backyard, perfect for getting Congress all worked up. Jackie has been telling versions of the lie for two years, Renda has been sharing those lies with reporters and the White House to make it seem that UVA has a serious problem. That’s why UVA was on the short list of schools getting scrutiny. And the RS story gets released right before the holidays so everyone will be talking about it, and, conveniently, just as the White House and the media want to gin up support for more government intervention on campus. We’re to believe it was all a coincidence?

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, WE’D SEE RACISM ACROSS ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Kentucky judge criticized for telling parents they fostered racist behavior in daughter. “A Kentucky judge blamed two parents for their young girl’s ‘constant fear of black men’ after an armed robbery she witnessed, local reports said. The parents argued for a tougher sentence for the man convicted of busting into their Louisville home at gunpoint while their daughter watched ‘Spongebob Square Pants,’ according to the Courier-Journal. Judge Olu Stevens blasted Jordan and Tommy Gray’s victim impact statement at a court hearing in February and again recently in a Facebook post he later deleted. . . . Stevens contends the statement played no role in his decision to sentence the robber, 27-year-old Gregory Wallace, who pleaded guilty to the March 21, 2013, crime, to only five years’ probation.”

Hillary Clinton Was Asked About Email 2 Years Ago
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton was directly asked by congressional investigators in a December 2012 letter whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state, according to letters obtained by The New York Times.
But Mrs. Clinton did not reply to the letter. And when the State Department answered in March 2013, nearly two months after she left office, it ignored the question and provided no response.
The query was posed to Mrs. Clinton in a Dec. 13, 2012, letter from Representative Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Mr. Issa was leading an investigation into how the Obama administration handled its officials’ use of personal email.
“Have you or any senior agency official ever used a personal email account to conduct official business?” Mr. Issa wrote to Mrs. Clinton. “If so, please identify the account used.”


A crazy thought
Has it occurred to any one that the mission of the U.S.S. Roosevelt might not be to stop the Iranians, but rather to ensure that Israel does not? Administration officials have walked back the initial claim that they were going to prevent the arms from reaching the houthi terrorists. Now it is to keep shipping lanes open. Hello! its an aircraft carrier, not an ice breaker, and this is The Arabian, not the North Sea.
I know, I’m nuts. The problem is we all know who and what occupies the White House.