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3/9/2015

Meanwhile, Back in Bubbaland

Filed under: General — JVW @ 3:33 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Our embattled front-runner’s husband really isn’t one for self-awareness is he?

Bill Clinton gives a warm welcome to Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

Might as well let loose with the double entendres in the comments section.

– JVW

UPDATE BY PATTERICO:

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57 Responses to “Meanwhile, Back in Bubbaland”

  1. I hope he brought enough cigars!

    [rimshot]

    JVW (05e1e2)

  2. Just think how much more “flexibility” he’ll have after the election if Hillary is busy being POTUS.

    elissa (bd542b)

  3. Here’s a thought. Suppose we had real newspapers.

    f1guyus (9cbd15)

  4. hey now!

    for all we know, some of them might bat from the same side of the plate as Shrillery… he could just be setting up the rendezvous.

    😎

    redc1c4 (2b3c9e)

  5. Suppose we had real newspapers.

    we’d still need a public that could read for content and think critically.

    the last 30 years of public education has made that unattainable.

    redc1c4 (2b3c9e)

  6. You can’t shame the shameless.

    And the only area in which there’s an indisputable first-place tie between the Clintons and Obama is in shamelessness.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  7. R.I.P. Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons

    Icy (b003af)

  8. Clinton gave them a warm wel-WHAT?

    Icy (b003af)

  9. It’s stranger than fiction, no one could make this stuff up.

    ropelight (a7b761)

  10. Beats the heck out of a boring day in Selma.

    Kevin M (56aae1)

  11. Too bad it wasn’t Eliot Spitzer.
    [“There’s a riot goin’ on, up in Client #9!]

    Icy (b003af)

  12. “If you don’t mind, I’d like to probe into your situation back in Russia.”

    – Bill Clinton, to the members of Pussy Riot

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  13. Arab oil money sponsoring Putin opponents.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. “You know, I’ve been told I play a pretty mean sax. Could y’all use a new member?”

    – Bill Clinton, to Pussy Riot

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. “I got the riot, if y’all got the pussy.”

    – Bill Clinton to any female within earshot…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. “I’d call Heaven and tell ’em some angels are missin’, but I’m kinda hopin’ y’all are sluts!”

    – Bill Clinton, in his cups, to Pussy Riot

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. not sure about “Pussy Riot”, but the Clinton’s are equal opportunity whores

    #Unexpectedly!

    redc1c4 (269d8e)

  18. Clinton Globular Initiative

    Icy (b003af)

  19. I just saw on a search engine link that I couldn’t backtrack to, some spox hole claiming that every time Monica Lewinsky was mentioned Hillary Clinton’s numbers went up.

    The sad part is that the opposition bought that load of horse manure.
    If Hil’s number went up everytime Monica was mentioned, Hillary would have put her on staff.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  20. After what the Shrub did to the GOP brand, we were going to get a Democrat president in 2008. No doubt about it, say what you want about McCain*. God must not hate America as much as some fear, because he inflicted us with Obama instead of Hillary.

    *Seriously, say what you want about McCain.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. omg with all the massageyness

    i’m gonna make a sammich

    happyfeet (831175)

  22. Hillary 2016! Because cankles!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  23. UPDATE BY PATTERICO:

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    Patterico (9c670f)

  24. Might as well let loose with the double entendres

    I don’t get it. On what could we possibly base double entendres?

    malclave (4f3ec1)

  25. Bill’s catting around?

    nk (dbc370)

  26. Hillary’s sole qualification?

    nk (dbc370)

  27. re #24: what I really remember about that conference was how well Clinton performed.
    it reminded me of why so many people would just ignore everything and support his political carreer.
    somewhat ironically, my late Mother who was a to the bone Democrat did not support him. She was actually the first person i heard refer to him as “slick”.

    seeRpea (b6bbec)

  28. “C’mon, ladies… I got a Lada… all y’all have to do is jump on and I’ll take y’all fer a ride”

    – Bill Clinton

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  29. “Y’all still havin’ to deal with food shortages back home? Come up to my suite after the conference and you can eat all the meat you can handle.”

    – Bill Clinton

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  30. Billy Jeff thought it was going to be a pussy raffle and he bought about 2,000 tickets. Figured he had to score if he bought that many.

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)

  31. Might as well let loose with the double entendres

    “Y’all interested in tryin’ double entendres?”

    Hal Dall (a8e459)

  32. If Hil’s number went up everytime Monica was mentioned, Hillary would have put her on staff.

    papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/9/2015 @ 5:26 pm

    Come on! That’s comic gold right there.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  33. Wasn’t Monica working on Bill’s staff?

    Hal Dall (a8e459)

  34. But Hillary is supposed to be the Rod ham.

    nk (dbc370)

  35. re #21: say what I want about McCain? even after the past 6 years, if I had to vote for either one I’d vote for the present PotUS.
    and I was a huge fan of Palin before almost anyone outside of Alaska knew of her.

    Back OT: if a poll is being taken , my vote is for #34. took me a few seconds to get where it was going.

    seeRpea (b6bbec)

  36. I think Hillary’s riot involves lots of batteries. And air miles

    steveg (794291)

  37. Bill Clinton gives a warm welcome to Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

    Oh, that’s just downright…. Hillaryous 😀

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  38. I think this whole episode left a stain on their body of work

    steveg (794291)

  39. Who needs SNL when Bubba is out and about?
    They do have a bad habit of beclowning themselves, don’t they?

    askeptic (efcf22)

  40. I don’t think it’s a big deal that the Clinton Foundation receives donations from abroad.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  41. That’s no way to talk about Prince Bandar’s wife, carlitos.

    It does matter when 95% of the broad’s donation are spent on “overhead” i.e. the Clintons’ lifestyle. That’s just plain laundering of bribe money.

    nk (dbc370)

  42. nk (dbc370) — 3/10/2015 @ 9:23 am

    It does matter when 95% of the broad’s donation are spent on “overhead” i.e. the Clintons’ lifestyle. That’s just plain laundering of bribe money.

    I think it’s 85%. But some of the remaining 15% is influence peddling too – contracts

    Also the overhead includes salaries for people close to the Clintons.

    Sammy Finkelman (a551ff)

  43. Prince Bandar has now lost all of his official positions in Saudi Arabia – his National Security Council was even disbanded.

    Sammy Finkelman (a551ff)

  44. 28. seeRpea (b6bbec) — 3/9/2015 @ 6:20 pm

    first person i heard refer to him as “slick”.

    That was a nickname he acquired in Arkansas.

    By the way, I used to sometimes refer to him as S&Lick Willie.

    Sammy Finkelman (a551ff)

  45. I looked at their IRS Form 990 and it said nothing remotely like “95% of spending on overhead,” so maybe you could enlighten me then.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  46. Bill’s ready to party. His ex just shot herself in the ass big-time and set him free at last!

    mojo (a3d457)

  47. Like the 990 that’s on Page 22 of this pdf? http://www.clintonfoundation.org/files/clinton_foundation_report_public_9-10-13.pdf App $51.5 million in contributions received, with payouts of $18.4 million in salaries, $32 million in “other expenses”, and $8.01 million in grants? Even if it’s only 85% that sticks to the Foundation’s fingers, my main point is correct. The Clintons have a foundation for laundering bribes that they, their family, and their lackeys use to live on. They pay out a miserable pittance to “charity” to keep up their front. (Even if you count such things as the expense of bringing over the Russian lesbians as “charity”.)

    nk (dbc370)

  48. I’d love it if our intrepid media would track down a few of the generous donors to the Clinton Foundation to interview and to determine what particular parts of the charity’s work most appealed to these contributors and made them want to be a part of the global initiative. You know, a nice little international human interest story.

    elissa (f32ba2)

  49. 45. Like the 990 that’s on Page 22 of this pdf? http://www.clintonfoundation.org/files/clinton_foundation_report_public_9-10-13.pdf App $51.5 million in contributions received, with payouts of $18.4 million in salaries, $32 million in “other expenses”, and $8.01 million in grants? Even if it’s only 85% that sticks to the Foundation’s fingers, my main point is correct. The Clintons have a foundation for laundering bribes that they, their family, and their lackeys use to live on. They pay out a miserable pittance to “charity” to keep up their front. (Even if you count such things as the expense of bringing over the Russian lesbians as “charity”.)
    nk (dbc370) — 3/10/2015 @ 3:09 pm

    Further on that point:

    http://www.thediplomad.com/2015/03/the-clintons-same-old-tricks.html

    Almost three years ago, I wrote that Hillary Clinton,

    has taken the opportunities that fell into her lap, e.g., her playboy husband became Governor of Arkansas and then President, and ably used them to advantage, e.g., a Senate seat, almost the Presidency, and now SecState. As the First Lady of Arkansas, she played the role required of her: she laundered bribes for her husband. That is what Whitewater was about. That was her role at the Rose Law Firm: she would collect and launder the payoffs. She “made” a fortune in cattle futures, right? OK, when will you pay me for that bridge? (Note: The GOP was too stupid to explain the Whitewater affair, and accepted the media line that it was “too complicated” for the public to understand. My Foreign Service friends and I who had spent years in places where that was the role of the First Lady figured it out instantly.)

    It, therefore, came as no surprise to see Whitewater on steroids happen, again. This time, however, we see Bill Clinton acting as the bag man…

    Although the purpose of this Potemkin charity wasn’t merely to finance the Clinton’s luxurious jet-setting lifestyle. It was also to keep the core of the Clintoon political machine on retainer between campaigns.

    Steve57 (b8061a)

  50. I can imagine the Sauds hearing “Pussy Riot” and nodding wisely: “It is indeed difficult to keep peace in the harem.”

    nk (dbc370)

  51. nk, you really shouldn’t link that report, other than as an example of your inability to read financials.

    I’m no defender of the Clintons, but the foundation does good work, and your lack of understanding of their disclosures doesn’t undo that.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  52. New Clinton Foundation Chief Blocked Conservative Women From Forming Group As University President

    The outgoing University of Miami president tapped to head the Clinton Foundation once tried to block a conservative group founded by four female students from organizing on campus.

    Donna Shalala, who also served as former President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, was recently hand-picked to take over as CEO of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to global health and to improving health and wellness for women and girls.

    Good works?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  53. re #49: okay carlitos , i’m game.
    1st, and seriously, what “good work” does the Clinton Foundation do that would not have ben done without using existing Democratic/Progressive/Liberal charitable foundations?
    ie: what justifies the costs of administrating yet another foundation?

    2nd: what percentage of donations is going to the actual charitable cause?

    3rd: how do the salaries and expenses compare to other foundations of similar size in grant giving?

    seeRpea (b6bbec)

  54. carlitos, when I see contributions roughly equal to salaries and “other expenses” I will take your serious explanation of those figures seriously. Your “you don’t know how to read, nk” not so seriously.

    nk (dbc370)

  55. 1st, and seriously, what “good work” does the Clinton Foundation do that would not have ben done without using existing Democratic/Progressive/Liberal charitable foundations?
    ie: what justifies the costs of administrating yet another foundation?

    You’re moving the goalposts. I didn’t say that the good works wouldn’t happen without other foundations. The work in Haiti, maybe though; that was a personal topic for Bill.

    I don’t have time to go through this, but all of the info is in the 990. They are also operating from endowments, so it’s not just spending vs. income. And almost all of the “salary” is going to operations, not to executives.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  56. F*ck me!
    I LOVE that pic!
    Clinton stepping up to the podium all, “Hey, it’s me!” and Obama thinking, “F*ck me, it’s him.”

    een (7c1ab2)


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