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So what is Hillary wearing?

You know how to tell when Hillary is lying?

Her lips are moving

Years ago I arrived at West End Park in their parking lot in New Orleans

Pre-Katrina, West End was a place where seafood restaurants lined the lakefront at one spot. As I emerged from my car, I could hear a woman screaming to the top of her lungs. A crowd of people had gathered by her car, so I didn't investigate it. The next day I found out that a couple parked their car in the lot and a man with a gun walked up to them and shot the man in the car in the head.

Months later, I was driving along Lakeshore Drive, not far from the restaurants. I thought I heard a woman screaming in one of the cars parked along the road as I drove by. Anybody familiar with Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans knows it follows the lakeshore and is somewhat secluded as a tall levee separates the road from upscale houses in the neighborhood beyond it. A row of parking spaces line the entire road. I had my windows up so I rolled them down and turned around to head back to where I thought I heard the woman. This time I drove more slowly and when I got to the spot, I clearly heard a woman screaming, "Help me! They're raping me!" Her voice brought me back to that parking lot a few months earlier. It was the same desperation in her voice.

Back in those days, we had no cell phones, but I knew there was a pay phone about a mile down the road next to a grocery store, so I sped away and called 911. I told the 911 woman what I heard and since there were no landmarks to tell her where this was happening, I volunteered to rendezvous with the police at the intersection of a street that intersected Lakeshore Drive not far from the scene. I explained to the 911 dispatcher that I would be waiting for the police in a silver 240Z. I drove to the designated intersection, thinking a police car would show up in silence without blaring lights, and I would direct him to the spot. Boy, was I wrong!

Before long, I could hear multiple sirens and saw the sky lit up like a Christmas tree a half mile down the road. There must have been 12 or 14 police cars gathering to meet before they came screaming toward me. It seemed to take forever for them to assemble.

The dispatcher had gotten the information totally screwed up. The police were told there was a rape taking place in a silver 240Z at the spot I told the 911 dispatcher I'd be at.

I was young and stupid in those days. I kept thinking all the sirens and lights were going to tip off the rapist(s), so I didn't wait to say anything, I stuck out my hand to wave for the police to follow me (which they told me later they thought I was shooting them the bird) and I sped off, taking the turn onto Lakeshore Drive with screeching tires. We must have resembled something out of an old Keystone Cops movie with police cars trailing me in hot pursuit.

To my amazement, the car was still there. I swung into a parking place several spaces away, thinking I did not want the rapists to identify me. As I stopped, at least 10 police cars surrounded me. I opened my door and as I was about to step out of the car, one police officer shouted to me, "Show me your hands!!"

All I could think was, My hands? Why do they want to see my hands? Then I realized they all had their guns pointed at ME. I shouted to them that I was the one that called them and pointed to the car I heard the screams come from. They checked out the car. They said no woman was in the car, which was no surprise to me. They had plenty of time to take someone over the levee and hide her. The men or boys in the car told the police they were playing a joke.

My point is, what if just one of those policemen had shot me? What if I had died? We can all guess what the newspapers would have said the next morning. My family would have had to explain to everybody that their son and brother was killed by the police while in the act of raping someone. I'm sure the police would have come up with an explanation of why there was no woman in the car.

Did that cure me of being a hero? Nope. But then that is another story.

It still makes no sense to me why they used their lights and sirens to approach me at the intersection.

OK here it is

Who do you want to vote for?

Les Miles has been fired at LSU

Analysis: Real stimulus spending is at least $2.5 trillion since 2008

Left-leaning economists often argue that the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was too small and that more stimulus is needed to get the economy going again. The real amount of fiscal stimulus pumped into the economy, however, may be much higher.
Tom Firey of the libertarian Cato Institute estimates that the U.S. has dumped at least $2.5 trillion of fiscal stimulus into the economy since 2008.

“If you sum it all up, we’ve pumped an awful lot of fiscal stimulus into the economy since this recession started. Far more than anyone wants to acknowledge,” Firey told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.
“I’ve been watching the debate over stimulus measure since ARRA, since early 2009 … and it seems like each time a measure was passed, it was like nothing had preceded it and nothing would come after it,” he continued. “And so I started tracking them.”

Firey tracked fifteen pieces of legislation that were passed since 2008, including the 2009 stimulus bill, unemployment insurance extensions and the payroll tax cuts.
Some of the bills tracked by Firey were measures explicitly aimed at stimulating the economy, like the 2009 stimulus bill, by borrowing money to spend now, while paying it back down the road.
Other bills, like the bills extending unemployment insurance, were not explicitly intended to be stimulus measures, but Firey argues that they were in effect stimulus measures because they borrowed and spent money now, rather than redirecting money the government already has.
“Some of this legislation can have multiple intentions,” Firey said. “For me, it was important to show this was also a form of fiscal stimulus, and was also intended to be a part of fiscal stimulus.”

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and former President Bill Clinton have both argued that the 2009 stimulus package was too small.
“Given reasonable projections of the economy’s path in January 2009, the proposed stimulus just wasn’t big enough,” Krugman wrote.
“I think the stimulus did as well as it could have done — there just wasn’t enough of it,” Clinton told reporters in June of last year.
To this, Firey asks, if $819 billion wasn’t enough, how much is needed?
“My question then becomes, is there ever a point where it is adequate? Is it even possible?” he asked. “How much is enough?”

Art Laffer, economist and former economics adviser to President Ronald Reagan, also puts the true amount of stimulus spending much higher than $819 billion — at more than $4 trillion.
“Federal government spending as a share of GDP rose to a high of 27.3% in 2009 from 21.4% in late 2007,” Laffer wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “This increase is virtually all stimulus spending, including add-ons to the agricultural and housing bills in 2007, the $600 per capita tax rebate in 2008, the TARP and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts, “cash for clunkers,” additional mortgage relief subsidies and, of course, President Obama’s $860 billion stimulus plan that promised to deliver unemployment rates below 6% by now.”
“Stimulus spending over the past five years totaled more than $4 trillion,” he concluded.

OK, how many forum members knew Obama has been collecting personal data for a secret race database?

Has Obama gotten on TV and appealed for a call to peace in Charlotte yet?

What would you think if the mayor of a city where riots were taking place gave the police

the authority "to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand ... and ... to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."

Why hasn't this guy been arrested yet for inciting a riot?

Black Lives Matter ringleader DeRay Mckesson describes rioting as "a cry for justice." He told Yale students that "looting for me isn't violent, it's an expression of anger," and that "The act of looting is political. Another way to dissolve consent. Pressing you to no longer keep me out of this space, by destroying it."

Easy for him to say. I wonder what he would say if the victims of his violence ransacked his house in "an expression of anger" since "The act of looting is political?"

After all, according to DeRay, "looting isn't violent."
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