Israel has been in the news off and on since its inception in 1947. The latest brouhaha comes from the UN, where a particularly onerous resolution was passed, without the United States vetoing it. ?So what all is happening. Perhaps a brief review of Israel’s history might be appropriate. Israel … Continue reading
This was funny. That is all. Merry Christmas and Thank You Ball.
I am sure somewhere on the interwebhinterland there is no shortage of neocenterrightwarmongering outrage at Mr. Putin’s letter to Mr. Trump that His Excellency (Putin’s words, not mine and the funniest thing I’ve read this month) released this morning. There is a lot enamel gnashing, ash slathering, garment tearing, and … Continue reading
Did anybody else get this? Mail from National Review begging for money to upgrade their website. They sent a tasteful and self-deprecating goofy e-mail, but I can’t shake the feeling that this is not how grown-ups run things. Sigh.
Lots has been mentioned here about what Trump can or cannot do. Part of the discussion has been, at least tangentially, about the central bank (the Fed) and its role in the country finances. Perhaps that and the title might be interesting topics to discuss some. I would hesitate to … Continue reading
Brent alluded to it as a possibility in an earlier post, but now suddenly it’s there and in our face. The Chinese blatantly took one of our vessels. The fact it was unmanned is irrelevant – it’s our ship. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/chinese-warship-underwater-drone-stolen/index.html So what should our response be? What will Obummer do? … Continue reading
Perhaps it’s a fringe effort. perhaps it doesn’t really represent mainstream democrats. Call me paranoid. But I see a steady and concerted effort to somehow overthrow the results of the last election. One approach has been the so-called Jefferson group calling upon the Electoral College delegates to change their vote. … Continue reading
http://www.duffelblog.com/2016/12/army-become-land-marines/ A little laugh to begin the weekend. (Had to go back and figure out how to make it a link.)
This morning Donald Trump made it official. Mr. Rex Tillerson is his nominee for Secretary of State. I do not know the gentleman personally, but do know his corporate pilot at Exxon and the few times he discussed Mr. Tillerson it reflects well on our next Secretary of State. There will … Continue reading
We just held a singular election. The winner was by no means obvious, at least to the great cognoscenti, who inform us of our opinions, our interests, and what is “right”. So, we were told, it is OK to vote for a liar, corrupt politician, and obfuscator but it was … Continue reading