Friday, April 7, 2017
A new article by Kimberly Strassel on James Comey has been posted, and I made the effort to steal it from the WSJ.
It concerns the recent non-hoopla over the subversion of justice that I have been making comments about. Kimberly Strassel has better sources and is a better writer than I am. I suggest you read the column available at the upper right.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
As regards Topic #2 Marked* in Sunday's post, Susan Rice has been revealed as one of the Obama-controlled (the control has not been proven yet) miscreants in this sordid episode of Democrat skulduggery.
The rules, which she followed in her lawyerly way, were made for honest people. The reason for all our myriad laws is to catch dishonest people who need specific rules to keep them in line.
Susan Rice is an Obama acolyte who has proven once again that dishonest people cannot be kept in line with rules.
I wonder: When are we going to find an honest disciple of Obama?
Sunday, April 2, 2017
It is incredible (meaning 'unbelievable' as in the definition of the latin root word) how the news cycle is centered on certain topics even though the premises and facts being used are phony and transparently so. The most incredible part of all of this is the fact that Republicans, who in general are sensible people, continue to fall for this nonsense.
And what is the topic of this post? The Democrat usurpation of the conversation.
I, too, have fallen into the trap.
Topic #1– This is the older of the two topics. Senator McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, echoed my position, which I wrote last night, in his appearance on Fox News this morming.
Democrat followers believe – with no proof – that they have uncovered a deeply held secret of Trumpian politics, whereby the new president has sold out his country to the Russians for some unexplained capitalist benefit. To do this, the Trump compadres have given up all sorts of goodies, blah blah blah.
The gist of this story has been going on since Reagan was president.
The goal of all this is to change the subject, to divert attention away from things that Trump can achieve, and try to make him spend his finite resources – time and energy – on nonsense. This is the Dem playbook and the news strategy of keeping the churn pounding nonsense for the daily/weekly cycle.
Of late the spurious demands for special prosecutors and investigations have gained some traction.
It works beautifully.
Trump's enemies play the press like a drum; Republican lime-ight seekers like John McCain grab their air time like they always have, so they, too, can be a part of 'wats hapnin.'
They can keep a straight face, too. That is a core talent of being a Republican senator.
*Topic #2 – Rep. Devin Nunes has stirred the pot of CIA (et. al.) surveillance that Trump brought to national attention several weeks ago. At that time, the allegation was raised that Obama had sicced the troops on Trump during the campaign. Of the two salient topics, this is the one that may lead to serious wrongdoing. But probably not. Judging from the way that the media has handled this whole topic, it will either lead to serious Democrat misdoings, or to very little.
Because of the fact that the wrongdoers are Democrats, I suspect that not much will come of it. Republicans are making noises about special prosecutors, legislative inquiries, and other actions, none of which will come to fruit.
The real lesson of Watergate, which I remember well, is the fact that Democrats got away Scot-free, while Richard Nixon bore the whole blame.
If the current brouhaha continues, Democrats will find some way, with the assistance of the press, to pin the entire blame on Republicans. It matters not what Democrats have done. It matters not that Democrats were responsible for the misdoings.
Complicity of the press has been used, and will continue to be, as the get-out-of-jail-free card that Democrats pull every time they need to.
On the other hand –
1. Hillary with that stupid button with 'Reset' emblazoned upon it, presenting it to the Russian president.
2. Obama stage whispering to Putin that he would have much more freedom to do circuitous dealings after the US election.
3. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."
Democrats have always thought we were stupid.
I guess that 50% percent of us are, because Hillary got that many votes.
I started this week's column on something entirely different, but I found myself using the word 'nexus.' I was unsure of all its meanings after using for lo these many years.
To wit (Yahoo search):
1.a means of connection; tie; link.
2.a connected series or group.
3.the core or center, as of a matter or situation.
4.Cell Biology. a specialized area of the cell membrane involved in inter-cellular communication and adhesion.
Let us leave out item number four for the time being, and look at the other three.
I had always thought that definition number three was the primary one, and the other two were not principal parts of the core definition.
A Yahoo search turned up the following uses: a Google computer, a US customs service program for expediting legal entry into the United States, Skyrim Nexus search for web developer employees to join their three-man team, and others.
I have always used Nexus to mean the center as in where things meet.
Just a thought about word usage.