​Is This Mueller's Main Indictment or is There More to Come?

Posted by Keeley on February 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

First a few "minor" news items:

The FBI's Miami field office was not passed on reports that other branches of the FBI had from acquaintances of Nikolas Cruz that tagged him as dangerous and perhaps planning something. That lack of information sharing within the FBI may have helped lead to the disastrous tragedy in which 17 innocent (and in certain cases incredibly brave) lives where lost.

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​Could the FBI Have Done a Better Job Identifying Nikolaus Cruz?

Posted by Keeley on February 16, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Ben Bennight is a 36-year-old Mississippi bail bondsman and YouTube vlogger. Last fall, according to an article in BuzzFeed by Brianna Sacks, he noticed a disturbing comment under one of his frequent video blogs on YouTube. It said:

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​Kim Yo-jong is Nice! - Anything to Resist Trump

Posted by Keeley on February 13, 2018 at 4:13 PM

The New York Times has been displaying a little nostalgic fondness for Stalin's Soviet Union over the past year or so. Apologetic analysis of a tyrant's murderous regime is not unknown, of course, to the DNA of America's media. So it's no surprise that the NYT has reminded its readers of what it believes is worth preserving from Stalin's legacy.

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​Nancy Pelosi's 8 Hours on the Floor & The Immigration Dance

Posted by Keeley on February 8, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Wasn't that impressive? Eight hours on the floor giving one heck of a filibuster. Nancy Pelosi should be proud. Oh. Wait. Filibusters are only allowed on the floor of the Senate, according to the Senate rules? Not in the House? So we can't actually call it a filibuster. Let's call it a filibuzz, where Nancy Pelosi invoked rosary beads, popes, and prayers all in the cause of illegals brought to America at a young age, also known as Dreamers.

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​Memos & Probes - Are We All Getting A Little Tired?

Posted by Keeley on February 6, 2018 at 6:52 PM

My father bought me a neck guard when I tried out for the senior football team in high school. The neck-guard ended up being worn by one of the older, bigger, and cooler guys on the team - he was assistant captain and middle linebacker ... I think I recall it that way. And, in fact, it was actually called a neck roll. Which is what it was. Some sort of plastic-styrofoam-like open ended donut with a fairly thick plastic sheath that you wore to protect your neck.

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​Luis Gutierrez and The Hysterical Maximalists

Posted by Keeley on February 1, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Every now and then, parts of mainstream media acknowledge that the Trump administration has managed to achieve a few things that any conservative would view as positive. James Hohmann wrote one Daily 202 (his daily newsletter that focuses on a handful of issues of that day) suggesting that Trump's tax cuts would likely be seen somewhat more positively - or less negatively if you like - as the year went by. He was besieged by Democrat activists and pundits and politicians as a consequence.

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​SOTU Just What Democrats Need - Another Kennedy

Posted by Keeley on January 31, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Not to bore you, but as a preamble to a rather blunt statement, let me say that I too have a little Irish in me from a great grandfather. So please do not think me prejudiced when I ask:

What the hell was RFK's frickin' grandson doing delivering the Democratic Party's response to Trump's State of the Union address??

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​House Intel Committee Needs to Open the Floodgates and Let the Information Drain Out

Posted by Keeley on January 26, 2018 at 3:59 PM

National security is where Freedom of Expression goes to die. And national security can be such a vague and amorphous concept at the edges that giving free reign to the executive's desire to decide on what information should be kept secret, can be a step towards a police state.

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Blame Trump For Everything - Blame Trump For Nothing​

Posted by Keeley on January 19, 2018 at 2:28 PM

In Thursday's Transom, his daily news letter, Ben Domenech added some commentary of his own. Usually he mostly curates, with a few well-phrased introductions to the links and stores he provides. In other words, the editor decided to editorialize on President Trump and his latest tweets. Here's what Domenech writes:

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I Blame Durbin - Seriously

Posted by Christine & John on January 15, 2018 at 11:37 PM

There is a good chance that Trump called some countries shtholes. We all know that he was not entirely wrong, but he was entirely rude. However, it was a small private gathering, where they were trying to work out a DACA deal. Durbin would have known well that making a public spectacle of the private rudeness would destroy chances for a DACA deal. That was probably his goal. It is more advantageous for Democrats to have the issue than the solution.

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Trump & immigrants

Posted by Christine & John on January 13, 2018 at 12:57 AM

Immigrants from the shtholes tend to be better quality because they are self selected. Consider Nigerian immigrants. They are richer, better educated and more successful than native born whites and blacks. The same goes for West Indian immigrants and Indian immigrants and their kids are the most successful of all American groups. These immigrants are proving once again that America is a land of opportunity and the race, creed or national origin is trumped by hard work and intelligence.

​Move Over Crap - Sh!t is Here to Stay

Posted by Keeley on January 12, 2018 at 6:11 PM

It used to be that you wouldn't see crap written in most newspaper or said on TV. Did you get that? I meant the word "crap", not the concept of crap, which I would suppose would be defined as something poorly researched or something you strongly disagreed with, or something that was an extreme opinion. Or perhaps some combination of all three.

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Don't drain the swamp; restore the wetland

Posted by Christine & John on January 9, 2018 at 2:52 PM

President Trump made a joke that we should bring back earmarks. I am not sure it was a joke, but it is not a bad idea. It is often not a good idea to drain a swamp, neither the literal ones (wetlands) in an ecological sense nor the metaphorical ones (government.) Eliminating earmarks is one of those things that many people think is good, a way to make politicians more open and honest. I thought that too. But in the light of experience, I found it it a bad idea.

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Black unemployment rate falls to LOWEST - EVER

Posted by Christine & John on January 6, 2018 at 12:19 AM

I guess this supposed "racist" thing about Trump isn't working out. Maybe it is just wrong.

Who's More Dangerous - Kim Jong-un or Steve Bannon?

Posted by Keeley on January 4, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Poor Kim Jong-un. He's got his own little nuclear button - actually he's the dangerous head of a family-run, criminal, communist, and totalitarian regime with an increasing capacity to perhaps deliver nuclear weapons across the Pacific Ocean. And he keeps getting hooked off the stage by events in Washington D.C.

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