In Danville, Illinois, a cargo cult centering on Dick Van Dyke has surfaced. It is a sign of economic desperation in Illinois. Elsewhere, Russia and Wikileaks seem to be pressuring a reluctant U.S. Justice Department to proceed with indictments of Hillary Clinton. She had been benefiting from vote fraud in the Democrat Party primary elections, but it could be that indictments will make crafty schemes come to naught.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Van Dyke Cargo Cult”, published to YouTube on July 2, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 13 minutes and 52 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Local news had been reporting alleged sightings of actor Dick Van Dyke in Danville, Illinois. A sort of cargo cult has emerged there, centered upon votive offerings to magical Van Dyke. Natives believe that Van Dyke has some sort of power to bestow hope in a State which has none.
It is believed the Danville Van Dyke is in fact an impersonator, similar to the cases of Elvis Presley impersonators which have befuddled gullible citizens.
Illinois now has entered its second fiscal year without having passed a budget. A temporary stopgap budget was rushed through on Thursday evening, June 30, 2016. This band-aid will fund such things as schools and road repairs until December 2016. By then the November elections will be over, people will be distracted by the Christmas season, and then yet more taxes will be snuck into being.
The additional taxes will be needed because Illinois essentially has no money to pay for unfunded pension liabilities, schools, and other items.
So Illinoisans for now are skating in blissful ignorance over thin ice. However the main purpose, that politicians be safely re-elected, is well-served by the temporary stopgap budget.
In other news, a meeting inside a private airplane in Phoenix, Arizona, is resulting in at least an appearance of impropriety for Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Judges are well known to carefully avoid even the appearance of impropriety. For example, if a judge in a case knows the sister-in-law of a plaintiff, he or she will likely recuse themselves. So what does it mean when the nation’s Attorney General meets privately on an airplane with Bill Clinton, husband of Hillary Clinton, now under criminal investigation by the FBI? There is at least an appearance of impropriety, something which any decent judge would avoid at all costs. 
It was all comfy-cozy within the Democrat Party. “I’ll scratch your back, and you scratch mine,” said the Clintons to the U.S. Justice Department. But outside forces, Russia and Wikileaks, have intervened in the comfortable arrangement, according to a video by “Sane Progressive.” Russia and Wikileaks both have copies of the Hillary Clinton e-mails, and have threatened to publish their contents. This makes it awkward for the comfortable arrangement, and may mean indictments against Hillary et al. will go forward. 
Besides leverage from Russia and Wikileaks possibly forcing honesty upon the U.S. Justice (“Just-Us”) Department, from left field continue to come widespread credible allegations of vote fraud in the Democrat Party primary elections. For some reason, the so-called “right wing” web sites, such as Infowars, are not reporting this. My take on this news blackout is that right-wing web sites prefer what they perceive as a weak candidate, Hillary Clinton, to be Donald Trump’s opponent, rather than have a candidate with formidable support from the Democrat base, Bernie Sanders, as the nominee.
The New York Times however did issue a small report on the vote fraud allegations. In “Exit Polls, and Why the Primary Was Not Stolen From Bernie Sanders”, Nate Cohn calls the allegations conspiracy theories.  His viewpoint was vehemently countered by Lee Camp on Redacted Tonight. Nate Cohn has inadvertently blundered, suggested Lee Camp, by putting “forward the idea that there’s no way AT ALL to tell whether US elections are legit. If the exit polls mean nothing, which is what [Nate Cohn] wants us to believe, then there is literally no way to detect fraud.” 
——- Sources ——-
 “Clintons make Gambino crime family look like junior league – Lionel”, by RT America. YouTube, June 30, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4GUAaeOjI
 “Loretta Lynch To Let FBI Determine Indictment; FBI MUST Report on Clinton Before DNC”, by Sane Progressive. YouTube, July 1, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdaTsCNu0iY
 “Exit Polls, and Why the Primary Was Not Stolen From Bernie Sanders”, by Nate Cohn. The New York Times, June 27, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/j48keg2
 “NY Times Reporter Says There’s NO WAY To Tell Whether Election Is Legit”, by Redacted Tonight. YouTube, June 30, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buhNgC2ufLI