NBC News anchor Brian Williams is being beaten about the cranium and shoulders quite a bit in the last few days. He deserves every last lump and then some. He is apparently taking a few days away. Perhaps he hopes that, when he returns, people will have forgotten all about the fact that he is a despicable liar who cannot be trusted to tell the straight story about anything. Juan Williams, formerly of NPR and hardly a solid Republican, believes this will be the end of either Williams, if he is fired, or NBC News if he is not. He had a point. NBC knew that Brian Williams’ account of his experience in Iraq was a fabrication, and had even warned him to knock off perpetuating the lie. But, of course, he persisted. And now he is due all the scorn that comes his way. Reporting on Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Williams’ accounts of the horrors in his area of the French Quarter are also likely hogwash. His dramatic description of a body floating by face down, and other lurid stories (contracting dysentery) never happened. How do we know? The area around his hotel never flooded, and nobody responsible for mass medical care can recall ANYONE having a reported case of dysentery (a sentinel disease) throughout Katrina. NBC knew these facts, as well, and issued no retraction.
Williams and Jeffrey Lord (American Spectator), guests on Hannity (which I don’t normally listen to, but was waiting at a highway exit and had little else to do) on Friday, also thought that the increased focus on those who are found to be lying about their “combat experiences” will turn back toward presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. At issue again is Hillary’s tall tale about landing “under sniper fire” in Bosnia, and the ceremony that was supposedly canceled because of the extreme danger.
Below is an image of Hillary covering the fire-swept ground on her way to the protection of a bunker.
Here is a still image from the dramatic combat footage of the same incident.
For all the contempt for the US Military expressed by the far-left, they sure seem to want to paint themselves into the tales of combat against our enemies. The RNC should play a continuous loop of Sheryl Attkisson’s CBS report about Hillary’s fabrications between now and 2016. (Yes, that Sheryl Attkisson. The one who wanted the truth about Benghazi which cost her job forthwith.) Hillary claims she was sleep-deprived, incidentally, and that was the reason she lied through her teeth. Let’s hope when the next “three in the morning” call comes she is not as sleep-deprived then, and whoever is on the other end of the line will have better luck than Ambassador Stevens. And that the results of that call will be reported a tad more honestly than was Benghazi, by people more honest than Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton.
But don’t bet on it.
Oh, and in my haste, I forgot the most important thing. H/T to Delta Bravo.
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From the Daily Mail:
Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had ‘regular’ orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times
I am sure we will be told that Bill knew nothing of this activity, and was horrified when he found out. Just like when Bath House Barry suddenly discovered Revven’ Jeremiah Wright was a hateful race-baiting anti-Semite after twenty years of listening to his “sermons”.
Flight logs pinpoint Clinton’s trips on Epstein’s jet between the years 2002 and 2005, while he was working on his philanthropic post-presidential career and while his wife Hillary was a Senator for their adopted state of New York.
‘I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here kind fo thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor,’ one unidentified woman said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach Circuit Court.
The woman went on to say how orgies were a regular occurrence and she recalled two young girls from New York who were always seen around the five-house compound but their personal backstories were never revealed.
At least one woman on the compound was there unwillingly, as the suit identifies a woman as Jane Doe 102.
She ‘was forced to live as one of Epstein’s underage sex slaves for years and was forced to have sex with… politicians, businessmen, royalty, academicians, etc,’ the lawsuit says according to The Enquirer.
Epstein’s sexual exploits have been documented since 2005, when a woman in Palm Beach contacted police saying that her 14-year-old daughter had been paid $300 to massage him and then have sex.
I would wager that Hillary will claim it is all a vast right-wing conspiracy. And here I was thinking the War on Women was all about Georgetown not paying for Sandra Fluke’s birth control…
Sad news that Donna Douglas, the buxom blonde co-star who played Elly May in the 60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, passed away yesterday at 82. She was most famous for her role in Hillbillies, but also appeared in a number of other series, most notably The Twilight Zone (“The Eye of the Beholder”, one of my favorites) and Adam 12. She also co-starred with Elvis in Frankie and Johnny in 1966.
To men of a certain age, our childhood television women included Elly May Clampett, Wrangler Jane from F Troop (the lovely Melody Patterson), and Get Smart’s super-sexy and funny Agent 99, Barbara Feldon. *Sigh*. Another marker of the passage of time.
So long Elly May. Never has a pair of jeans tied with a rope for a belt looked so good. Now you can have your critters in the cee-ment pond all the time.
H/T to DB
I am a fan of the New England Patriots, and as such I seem to be required to hate all things Manning. Not a chance. Not only is Peyton Manning one hell of a quarterback (his brother is no slouch, either), but I loved his old man, Archie in the long-ago days when he QB’d the Saints.
One of the things I like best about the Manning clan is their collective senses of humor. They have had some great commercials (the one in the museum when the old man gives them the look for misbehaving being among my favorites) and Peyton certainly was a hit hosting Saturday Night Live. But I think my favorite commercial they ever did is this one:
Makes you wanna go out and get football on your phone. Yo. Fo’ shizzle.
Alte kamerad LTCOL P, Marine artilleryman extraordinaire, has a great piece about a great piece. He points out some pretty sobering stats from the continuing effort to make ground combat a co-ed sport.
In the 155 mm Artillery Lift and Carry, a test simulating ordnance stowing, volunteers had to pick up a 95 lb. artillery round and carry it 50 meters in under 2 minutes. Noted the report, “Less than 1% of men, compared to 28.2% of women, could not complete the 155 mm artillery round lift and carry in the allotted time.” If trainees had to “shoulder the round and/or carry multiple rounds, the 28.2% failure rate would increase.”
As LTCOL P points out, such a test is in no way, shape, or form anywhere near realistic. The HE M107 projectile is 95 pounds, a tad heavier with lifting eyebolt. I would posit that making the test the moving of ten or twenty of those projectiles over, say, 100 meters, BEGINS to get to what kind of heavy manual labor is involved in being a field artilleryman. I would doubt severely that any female tested could get anywhere close to passing that particular test. And that is simply a beginning test. Try it after several days of 3 hours’ sleep in the snow or in yesterday’s rainwater, or in the 115 degree heat, after displacing twice in four hours and digging in spades each time.
You can be guaranteed the feminists and their spineless apologists in uniform will continue to find ways to obfuscate and slant results such as these and continue to scream for she-warriors who are the physical equivalent of men, when they are not being helpless victims, of course. Our present and future enemies must be awfully impressed.
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