The President Does not Need to Attack His Closest Allies

Posted by Keeley on July 25, 2017 at 9:08 PM

As McCain returns to vote, we should give a thought as Jim Geraghty did, to the Democrat hostage-holding of funding for the VA. Because the House wants to try working outside the shabby box of current Veteran Affairs management practices and processes, Democrats are saying no, as if more government is the solution to the VA's woes.

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The President and Two Zombies on the Front Lawn

Posted by Keeley on July 21, 2017 at 3:07 PM

It would be uncouth to put a link to the youtube video of that baseball bat scene in The Untouchables, the Brian De Palma film where Robert De Niro has an unforgettable scene with a bat and a double-dealing associate. But one is reminded somewhat of that scene when thinking about President Trump's luncheon with GOP Senators this Wednesday.

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'Friendly' Reminder...Pun Intended!

Posted by liz on July 18, 2017 at 2:48 PM

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Expect No Closure From the Russia Probes

Posted by Keeley on July 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM

There will be no closure.

There will be even more committee hearings - with Donald Jr. quickly moving to the head of the guest list at various House and Senate Intel Committees. There may very well be charges laid at some point when the low-key and methodical Special Counsel Mueller gets around to it with his team of top notch predators. Beyond the congressional hearings, there will definitely be lots and lots of interviews with persons of interest, who will be mercilessly cross-examined by the authorities, and if they display anything like the level of intelligence and political savvy that Donald Trump Jr. has displayed over the last few days, they will be charged with some of sort of obstruction of justice, for having given contradictory evidence during what will be multiple, lengthy and merciless interrogations by the FBI.

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Your Voter Registration Info Is Being Fondled

Posted by Keeley on July 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM

When you register and vote that information becomes publicly available. Or at least it gets shared, whether you know that or not. Not who you voted for obviously, that is your private matter, guaranteed by the state. But your name and address and perhaps even your email is information that State Governments regularly offer for sale.

Oh.

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CNN Doxing Reddit Trolls and Latter Stage Decadent Progressivism

Posted by Keeley on July 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM

The venerable Fred Barnes, writing in the Weekly Standard, has suggested that Trump would have been "wise" to have followed Nixon's advice to "never shoot down." But, of course, President Trump is his own hatchet man, his own counter-puncher, as Barnes puts it. Anyone who attacks/criticizes the president gets a tweet back from the president himself.

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Never Mind Trump's Smackdown - Check Out Goofy Kicking Donald Duck

Posted by Keeley on July 3, 2017 at 11:32 PM

Never mind the recycled video of then citizen Trump engaging in a ringside smackdown, with the added goodie of a CNN Logo digitally affixed to the head of the smackee. Recycled by the president himself. But never mind that. As silly and obnoxious, and yes upsetting, to many as that video might have been, you should care more about Goofy Kicking Donald Duck.

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A Quiet, Reasonable, and Rigorous Renewal of Immigration Policy

Posted by Keeley on June 30, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Jay Michaelson at The Daily Beast fervently wishes there were no middle ground on immigration. You're either for open borders or you're a bigot, or even a nazi, in Jay's world. And so last week's SCOTUS decision to allow much of President Trump's executive order on restricting immigration from several at risk nations who are definitely Muslim majority, really annoys Jay Michaelson.

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Are Younger Democrats Sharpening Their Knives?

Posted by Keeley on June 26, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Nancy Pelosi said this recently:

When it comes to issues, we are united in our concerns ...

"We" being the Democratic Party. And then she suggests it's merely the messaging that needs to be tweaked. Not the messenger, she being the messenger that younger members of her party (and it still is her party for now) are criticizing on camera or on record now. All this since the Ossoff's defeat in the Georgia 6th special election to replace Tom Price.

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Georgia's 6th - the GOP Are Getting It Done

Posted by Keeley on June 21, 2017 at 7:17 PM

With at least 83% of precincts reporting at this time, let's count up the 5 things to watch in Karen Handel's victory over Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District in what is by now the most expensive House campaign ever.

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Bret Stephens Want to Deport Native Born Americans

Posted by Keeley on June 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Bret Stephens - having moved from the Wall Street Journal to the NYTimes recently - has a piece on you. Maybe on you, that is. Or maybe not. A column on anyone who is an American, born in America that is, and insufficiently productive or civic in Stephen's view. Well he's a little less subtle than that. Here's some of his article:

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The Shooting - Keeping the Faith Together

Posted by Keeley on June 15, 2017 at 6:24 PM

We can debate if baseball is the perfect game, and perhaps disagree or agree. But there is something perfect about an afternoon or evening game of baseball. The loose t-shirts, the smudged uniforms, the bat held casually in the evening heat. That rhythm and pacing that slows down and expands time and creates those moments so unique to baseball. They could have been any of thousands of home-league teams practicing for the big game against their rivals.

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Fear not Democrats - There's Always the Hotel

Posted by Keeley on June 13, 2017 at 6:09 PM

The Russia collusion story has been mostly a dud so far. The obstruction of justice narrative may not give the Democrats enough ammo to try and win back the House, mostly because the evidence so far suggests the President (see liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz's tweet storm that reasonably points out that the evidence is not there) has not come anywhere close to obstructing justice. They will try to use it nonetheless, although where the obstruction story is in six months, never mind a year, is an open question.

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What Comey Will Be Asked on Thursday Matters

Posted by Keeley on June 7, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Apparently Comey will not accuse President Trump of trying to obstruct justice when he appears before the Senate in what will be the most media-hyped proceedings since Anita Hill was brought before the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991 to dish the dirt and try to sabotage Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation.

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Reality Winner - the 25 Year Old NSA Subcontractor/Leaker

Posted by Keeley on June 6, 2017 at 8:10 PM

Have you heard of Reality Leigh Winner? You will. Just like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, Reality will seep into your consciousness. The 25 year old with (now rescinded we hope) Top Secret clearance who worked for an NSA subcontractor called Pluribus International Corporation. And who apparently admitted to the FBI over this past weekend that she had indeed photocopied or printed out classified material and mailed said material to an online news outlet.

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