Sally Yates Does Trump A Big Solid

This world just gets more amazing. This afternoon when I heard that the head of the US Department of Justice, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, had refused to defend the Immigration Executive Order (EO) in court, my first thought was, if she didn’t exist, Trump would certainly want to invent her. She’s done him perhaps the…

Massive Voter Fraud? Seems Doubtful.

Y’all likely remember during the campaign that the Donald was talking about the three million fraudulent votes that he said were cast by people in the country illegally. Seemed very unlikely to me, the number seemed way too large, but hey, these days who knows? Once he became President, of course, Trump knew it would look terrible…

AltUSNatParkService

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan and frequent user of our National Park System. I’m also a dedicated and lifelong conservationist, concerned with our natural environment that is the basis of all life. So please don’t take the following as being opposed to true environmentalism. I’m not. I’m opposed to political…

Snakebit

Nicknames are funny. I don’t know if Betsy DeVos has one. You don’t get to choose them. They may not be flattering. The Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has a couple of nicknames—”Lieawatha”, and “Fauxcahontas”. These stem from her using false claims of Cherokee Indian ancestry to gain entrance into college. So I already knew that…

The Investigation That Wouldn’t Die

Well, while I and many folks were watching the NFL playoffs, and other folks with obviously finer sensibilities were watching the Golden Globular people roundly congratulating themselves for how truly noble and wonderful they are, the FBI quietly released another three hundred Clinton emails … and I suspect that these are the ones that may sink her. Why are these…

Nothing But The Truth?

I’ve been reading the unclassified report on the DNC hacking. Given my previous posts on the subject, first here and then here, I was interested in what they said about the disclosure of the information. Here are their claims (emphasis mine): Public Disclosure of Russian-Collected Data. We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer…

Trust Me, I’m The DNI

Today I heard our one-time California Representative, Democrat Jane Harmon, reassure people that all is well in the world of US intelligence. She said that after the two big intelligence failures, the US intelligence services had been totally reorganized. I wondered, which two big failures? She listed them as missing 9/11 despite lots of indications,…