Air Force Lieutenant, Anti-ISIS Operative, Suffers Mysterious Death

Anais A. Tobar

An Air Force lieutenant from Miami was found dead in her room in United Arab Emirates, Miami Herald reported about two weeks ago.

First Lt. Anais A. Tobar was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the American anti-ISIS initiative.

Tobar, 25, was deployed in Abu Dhabi, UAE when she was found dead.

She was born in Venezuela, then lived in Miami; Kissimmee, FL; and attended Florida State University.

Tobar was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, assigned to the 600-member 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, “which is responsible for equipment maintenance for the largest F-15E Strike Eagle fighter wing in the Air Force,” according to Air Force Times.

Tobar is survived by her mother, Ana Maria; her father, Angel; and her brother, Alejandro.

(Herald)

Marine Death Spurns Further American Forces to Battle ISIS

The Department of Defense issued a release stating Lt. Tobar died July 18 of non-combat related injuries. The cause of death and location of Tobar’s death were not specified.

Thanks to our sources:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article90589852.html?hl=1&noRedirect=1
http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2016/07/19/pentagon-identifies-airman-who-died-central-command/87299736/
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Florida Notes Local Zika Transmission

Officials in Florida yesterday reported a “high likelihood” the first stateside (local) transmission of Zika virus by mosquito (vector) have occurred.

Four locally-transmitted cases have been identified, but the Zika-positive mosquitoes themselves have not. Probably because there are 11 billion mosquitoes in Florida.

First Zika Case in America

Prior to Friday, each of the hundreds of American Zika cases were found in people who contracted the virus from mosquito bites abroad.

“At this time, the department believes that active transmission of the Zika virus is occurring in one small area in Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown,” the Florida Department of Health said.

Officials say that the four cases so far are not enough to warrant pregnant women avoiding travel to the [Miami] area.

Sort of like when the CDC of the Federal Government told nurse Amber Vinson to go ahead and board that plane for Cleveland after caring for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought the deadly Ebola virus to the States in 2014. The Cleveland apartment Vinson stayed in had to be incinerated.

According to The Hill, government officials will be going “door to door to conduct outreach in the affected area,” which doesn’t sound creepy at all.

NIH’s finest, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said yesterday that “very aggressive mosquito abatement” (VAMA?…trademark) should prevent a “sustained” Zika virus stateside.

Dr. Fauci also emphasized Congress needs to pass funding for his Zika vaccine. Bill the taxpayers.

Separately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that Zika cases are “increasing rapidly” in Puerto Rico, and that 5,582 people there now have the virus.

Obama Scolds Class For Trying to Move Ebola Funding to Zika Fund

“I urge the Obama Administration to use all the tools at its disposal to reprogram existing public health emergency funding in the short term to deal with Zika,” [Senator Marco] Rubio [(R-FL)] said in a statement Friday. “As I have said time and time again, both parties in Congress need to get it together and approve funding to combat the Zika virus.”

Mr. Rubio recently voted in favor of PROMESA, which bailed out Puerto Rico, a known Zika reservoir.

The Senate version of Zika funding (see our story above) stalled when it failed to achieve 60-vote cloture. Democratic Senators objected at the time to Republican-added provisions that would limit funding for birth control, allow pesticide spraying near water sources, and raise the Confederate flag.

[rollcall.com]

At that showdown just before the July 4 recess, Mr. Rubio stated, “We have to do something. I hope we can just revote on it and people will change their minds.”

[All emphasis and coloring is ours. Bold slant indicates direct quote from source, as always.]

Thanks to our sources:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/289764-florida-high-likelihood-of-first-zika-transmission-in-us

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/senate-democrats-call-new-zika-talks#sthash.egWrWMzl.dpuf

Florida Man Arrested for Krispy Kreme Donut Icing that Looked Like Meth

In the continuing success of the War on Drugs, police quickly collared an Orlando man for crack cocaine crystal meth possession after stopping him for a traffic violation.

However, the middle-aged, mildly overweight Dan Rushing (above) insists the substance in question was in fact glazed doughnut crumbs–the remnants of his biweekly Krispy Kreme.

“It’s a terrible feeling to go to jail when you have not done anything,” Dan Rushing, 64, of Orlando, told local ABC affiliate WFTV. “I just don’t want this to happen to somebody else.”

“Every other Wednesday, I stop at Krispy Kreme and get a doughnut there, and they found little — four little flakes of the icing,” Rushing said. “They said, ‘We found what we thought was crack cocaine in the beginning, but now we think it’s methamphetamines.'”

Mr. Rushing told ABC News that on his way back from dropping a friend at chemotherapy, a police took him to the side of the road.

“They said, ‘Would you mind if I search your car?‘ and I said, ‘I don’t have anything to hide.'”

But the diet police became the drug police pretty quickly.

I kept telling them that’s from a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut,” he told ABC News. He said the police officer insisted that it was drugs and that it had tested positive as a controlled substance with a field kit.

“I said, ‘I don’t know what to tell you about your test, but I don’t even know what methamphetamines are,'” Rushing said.

Mr. Rushing was reportedly jailed for 11 hours, which included a strip search and missing his Q6H spinal medication.

He said that he has retained an attorney and will be filing a lawsuit against the police department. “The sad thing is I’m finding out a lot of people have gone through this all over the country. A lot of these tests are giving false positives,” he said.

Orlando Police Department said in an incident report Rushing (PUN ALERT) was doing 42 mph in a 30 mph. He also did not stop before entering a roadway (?).

The police officer, an 11-year veteran of law enforcement, wrote in the report that she observed “rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were,” and that she believed the substance to be “some sort of narcotic.”

Methamphetamine is a stimulant, not a narcotic.

The officer ran two field tests, both of which were positive for amphetamine.

“Rushing was placed under arrest and charged with possession of amphetamine with a weapon.”

[incident report]

Rushing was relieved of his .38 revolver, because although he had a permit, the alleged controlled substance made possession of a firearm illegal under Florida law.

Sgt. Wanda Miglio of the Orlando Police Department told ABC News  that Florida Department of Law Enforcement did further testing on the drugs/doughnut glaze, with negative results.

She emphasized that the arrest was lawful, “meaning that, based on the officer’s experience and the field drug test that came up positive, probable cause existed to make a lawful arrest.”

Miglio added that the “the substance was not, in fact, found to be Krispy Kreme flakes. FDLE testing just determined it wasn’t a controlled substance.”

[all emphasis ours]

Thanks to our source:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/orlando-man-arrested-police-mistake-man-says-doughnut-223344390–abc-news-topstories.html

Disney Fires, Re-Hires as Alligator Fallout Transpires

Disney cast member sign

Shannon Sullivan, a Magic Kingdom restaurant worker through the Disney College Program, got on the Twitters when she saw the above sign in the break room, according to Orlando Sentinel.

If a Guest asks if we have gators in the water around Tom Sawyer’s Island (or any other bodies of water), the correct and appropriate response is, “Not that we know of, but if we see one, we will call Pest Management to have them removed.’ Please do not say that we have seen them before.”

I was very offended by it and I was pretty vocal about it,” Sullivan, apparently more concerned about her own feelings than job security. Or tourist safety.

The sign was removed, and Disney apparently told the Sentinel it was not authorized. Sullivan was axed from her internship.

Florida Man–Wait For It–

When the Sentinel asked about Ms. Sullivan’s removal, Magic Kingdom VP Dan Cockerell offered her the job back until its original late July ending.

Disney said it does not know who posted the sign and that no one else is being disciplined over the incident. Cast members were trying to do the right thing, the company said.

Sullivan said she knew sharing a picture of the sign on social media might get her in trouble. But she was bothered by the idea of misleading visitors. “At this point it became my morals and my integrity and what I believe in,” she said. “I thought if I lose my job because of that, it’s worth it to me.”

Thanks to our source:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-gator-employee-twitter-fired-20160715-story.html

spedicini@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-5240

Hillary Speaks, Bill Sleeps

Hillary Clinton accepted a “historic” major political party presidential nomination last night, as the first woman to complete that distinction.

Shirley Chisholm.jpg

Sorry, Shirley Chisholm

Unfortunately, Clinton’s husband, former president Bill Clinton, has apparently heard enough speeches from Hillary. He fell asleep on national TV:

Thanks to our source at Town Hall:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/07/29/bill-clintonfell-asleep-during-hillarys-convention-speech-n2199815

Obama Defense Secretary Speaks at DNC; Bernie Supporters Chant “No More War”

This post has been updated with context and Mr. Trump’s final remarks from 7/27/16.

Obama’s second of four Defense Secretaries, Leon Panetta, introduced his former boss’s preferred successor at the DNC in Philadelphia earlier this week:

“She is smart. She is principled. She is tough and she is ready. Hillary Clinton is the single most experienced and prepared person who has ever run for President of the United States.”

[emphasis ours]

Hillary Email Updates

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160727211105-leon-panetta-dnc-convention-july-27-2016-small-169.jpg

Mr. Panetta also stated, “Donald Trump asks our troops to commit war crimes.”

U.S. Bombs Hospital–UPDATE

It was unclear which candidate Mr. Panetta was onstage to endorse, as he (and many other high-ticket speakers) continued to refer just as frequently to Mr. Trump as to Mrs. Clinton. Considering the following, it might have been Hillary:

[T]he lights were dimmed over the sections of Sanders supporters, an apparent effort to silence them. 
 
But the protesters were undeterred and lit up cell phone flashlights in protest.

 

The Trump campaign released a statement, according to ABC News:

“It is alarming that Leon Panetta would, through his silence, excuse Hillary Clinton’s enablement [sic] of foreign espionage with her illegal email scheme and her corrupt decision to then destroy those emails and dissemble her ‘private’ server to hide her crimes from the public and authorities. He better than most should know how many lives she put at risk.”

We remind our readers that Mr. Trump Wednesday told a national news audience from a Miami fundraiser:

“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do.

“They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.

“Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by the press.”

Thanks to our sources:

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289553-panetta-interrupted-by-no-more-war-chants

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/leon-panetta-interrupted-war-chants-blasts-trump-democratic/story?id=40942892

Obama Speaks to DNC Wednesday

Obama to DNC on Hillary: “There has never been anyone more qualified to serve as President, except myself when I beat her in 2008.”

Obama Addresses the DNC:  "There Has Never Been Anyone More Qualified to Serve as President"

According to the Twitters, Mr. Obama also stated:

“If you’re serious about our democracy, you can’t afford to stay home. If you have to work on Election Day, you also can’t afford to stay home! The economy and all.”

 

Read more at our source:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/justinholcomb/2016/07/27/obama-addresses-the-dnc-n2198991?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Hillary Quilts; Associates Don’t Quit

Hillary to Cast Quilting Metaphor at DNC Convention

Hillary Clinton will relate to “working class Americans” at her coronation speech before the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia, masculine master of the campaign Robby Mook (yes that is his actual name) told The Hill.

“Hillary is going to stitch together each of these themes and talk about how this election is really a moment of reckoning for voters,” Mr. Mook said in a statement presumably meant to reference the 68-year-old grandmother’s background in crochet and quilting. “Are we going to succumb to some very powerful forces that are tearing at our social fabric, that are dividing us economically and socially? Or are we going to come together to solve these problems?”

Clinton will return to the theme of her 1996 book about how it “takes a village” to build a strong society.

Like Africa. Or something. The values have endured over the past 20 years, obviously.

The 2016 spin on that theme is how “we are stronger together,” Mook said.

This could refer to either a quilt or toilet paper that is “two-ply” or greater.

The Hill also referenced Hillary’s skills in needlepoint: She’ll frame herself as a natural leader with the “steadiness” (steady hand?) Americans can count on and frame Trump as erratic and reckless.

Of note,

Mr. Mook ran Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign after Terry [“Terry Terry Quite Contrary?”] failed to get Hillary into the White House in 2008. Washington Free Beacon reported in May that Mr. McAuliffe’s dealings were under federal investigation.

McAuliffe said that Mook was tasked with uniting all the people “in Clinton world” for the presidential bid.

“In Clinton world there are a lot of friends, a lot of people who want to help, and what [Mook] is able to do is direct all of their energy in a positive way,” McAuliffe told Time.

The company of Chinese billionaire Wang Wenliang apparently started giving to the Clinton Foundation while Mr. McAuliffe was running for governor on his record of…DNC fundraising. A staunch social conservative in Ken Cuccinelli (R), as well as Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulling in 146,000 votes (6.5%) delivered the governor’s mansion to McAuliffe in November 2013.

Now there’s nothing wrong with foreign billionaires keeping Clinton cash projects afloat. Look at the money she takes from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates while claiming to stand for “women’s rights.” But apparently, the federal investigation into her good buddy McAuliffe might come back to bite Hillary in the padded ass, given their mutual bankroller, Mr. Wang:

Wang’s donation to the McAuliffe campaign came three weeks before they showed up together for the fundraiser at Clinton’s house. Less than a month later, Wang’s company gave its first $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. It contributed a total of $2 million to the foundation, according to Time.

The Clinton campaign has not responded to multiple inquiries about whether Mook has been contacted by the FBI or whether he plans to comment on the investigation into his previous campaign work.

The Clinton campaign also did not respond to Time. McAuliffe says he hasn’t been in touch with the Clinton campaign.

Much of Mook’s core team on the McAuliffe campaign is now working for the Clinton campaign. Many of the operatives currently employed by the Clinton campaign used positions on McAuliffe’s PAC and in the state party as seat warmers to bridge the gap between the two campaigns, according to the Washington Post.

McAuliffe’s niece, Marisa McAuliffe, was one of the first staffers to be paid by Clinton’s campaign, receiving payments from the campaign before it was officially launched.

McAuliffe is being represented by the Clinton campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias.

It wouldn’t be the Clintons without a little FBI action. NBC reported in May:

Source: NYU

[Wang] also has ties to another governor who lived in the governor’s mansion – years ago, former Gov. Bob McDonnell made a deal with Wang Wenliang’s company to export soybeans from Virginia.

McDonnell has been convicted of public corruption, stemming from gifts given to him during his time in office, and is awaiting a ruling from the Supreme Court on his case. Now the FBI is looking into similar accusations against the Commonwealth’s current governor.

McDonnell and his wife were both sentenced to prison time and remained out on bail, according to Wikipedia. The Supreme Court overturned Mr. McDonnell’s conviction for accepting $165,000 in “bribery.” Couldn’t prove anything. (Sounds like Hillary!)

Bob was the first Virginia governor convicted of a felony. Will Terry join him??

 

Thanks to our sources:

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289617-clinton-to-cast-election-as-moment-of-reckoning

http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-campaign-manager-silent-mcauliffe-fbi-investigation/

http://www.nbc12.com/story/32045886/who-is-wang-the-billionaire-behind-the-mcauliffe-fbi-investigation

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/27/supreme-court-overturns-bribery-conviction-former-va-gov-mcdonnell.html

Clinton Emails, Trump and Russia

Bill Clinton sent only two emails in his entire presidency. Al Gore had barely finished inventing the internet, which would not have been possible without the Federal Government, as Barack Obama reminded us in his 2012 “you didn’t build that” speech:

This also reinforced the unshakable truth that only the Federal Government is capable of building roads.

Not to be outdone, Nancy Pelosi recently told a crowd of supporters the Federal Government invented the “smartphone” as well:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the federal government "invented" the iPhone on Thursday, June 9, 2016. (CSPAN)

“In this smartphone, almost everything came from federal investments in research. […] They say Steve Jobs did a good idea [sic] designing it and putting it together. Federal research invented it.” –House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 6/9/16

Too bad the Feds misplaced the 4-digit passcode they used to lock the iPhone they themselves invented:

Uncle Sam’s Unsatisfying Anal

But former Secretary of State (and former cuckolded First Lady) Hillary Clinton sent thousands of emails. With multiple unsecured devices for “convenience,” Mrs. Clinton heretofore was able to delete her State Department business “personal” emails, successfully flouting federal records and FOIA laws alike.

Until the man Bernie Sanders sold his withered soul to defeat (over the angry admissions of his own supporters at the DNC the other day) dared Russia, on national television, to share anything they had from hacking Hillary.

[Speaking of FBI Director James Comey (see above link), the 6′ 8″ Federal monster revealed at his July 5 presser clearing Hillary, our likely next steward of 5,000 nuclear missile codes, of any wrongdoing despite “carelessness” and “criminal negligence,” that “hostile actors” repeatedly penetrated the super-secure email server locked in her basement through which all sensitive State Department data (only some of which was, indeed, marked “classified” at the time, contrary to every statement Hillary has concocted) was routed.]

GOP nominee Donald Trump told a Miami fundraiser (and anyone else who cared to listen, because Mr. Trump doesn’t employ white noise machines at his fundraisers…though that would be conveniently White Supremacist of him to his political adversaries) that if the Russians (who hacked the DNC emails that finally sunk Debbie Wasserman Schultz earlier this week by our good friend WikiLeaks) had the Hillary emails, they should hit “publish.”

Blast From the Past

 

The Hill reports on both sides of the very public (unlike Hillary’s State Department dealings, which under law were supposed to be) disagreement:

“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do.

They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.

Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by the press.”–Donald Trump

*

The Clinton campaign slammed Trump’s remarks, calling them “a bridge too far.”

[Sarah Palin’s “bridge to nowhere?” She can see Russia from her backyard…]

“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent,” Clinton senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.  

(Clinton speaks through surrogate statements. She does not dare give unscripted press conferences like The Donald.)

Sullivan on Wednesday said the candidate has been briefed by intelligence officials on the DNC hack and was “alarmed” to hear of Russia’s likely involvement.

“She has been told, as now the world has been told, that the weight of opinion on this, the growing consensus from the experts and intelligence officials, is that Russia was in fact behind the DNC leak.

[…]

“She, like I think any Republican, Democrat or Independent who cares about America’s national security is alarmed by the prospect or proposition that Russia is interfering with the American election. She does not view this as a political issue. She views this as a national security issue and she believes it is obviously something new to see them interfering in an American election.”

The Secretary, who apparently could not address the controversy with her own statement, did not address whether her own secrecy and extra-legal emailing–deleted? or just waiting for Trump to tell the Russians to publish?–was at all to blame for this pickle.

Thanks to our sources:

[all coloring and underlining ours]

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/9/nancy-pelosi-federal-government-not-steve-jobs-inv/

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289420-trump-i-hope-russia-is-able-to-get-clintons-emails

http://freebeacon.com/issues/fbi-hostile-actors-likely-hacked-clinton-email-secrets/