Quoted and Misquoted

I really don’t like being misquoted. In discussing my scientific work, someone will inevitably pop up to say something like “But you claimed that XYZ was absolutely true”, when in fact I actually said something like “XYZ might possibly be valid in some limited specific circumstances”. The distortions, the misunderstandings, the misquotations are astounding. And…

Asking The Wrong Question

I’ve been watching John Brennan, outgoing CIA head and known liar who used the CIA to spy on Senators (see Appendix). He’s been getting interviewed about recent political events. Unfortunately, they didn’t ask him the right question. Here’s the story so far. Trump met recently with the very top three intelligence officials, who are the DNI…

Two Sentence Whiplash

Here’s the backstory. Congressman John Lewis, a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives from Georgia, said that Donald Trump was not our legitimate president. He said that this was because in his view Trump was elected by the Russians. To date, he is the only Congressperson making that most unpleasant accusation that Trump is not our…

The Long Game

I’ve been amazed by the amount that the Donald has accomplished before becoming President. He’s been picking off the low-hanging fruit as far as companies who might keep or move jobs here. Not good policy to do individual deals, but then he can’t set policy yet, he’s not President. And the deals have established that he…

Tweeting The Way Forward

The Democratic Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, said today that “America cannot afford a Twitter President”. I cracked up. Man, is he in for a disappointment. The Donald has learned how to use Twitter to advance his goals and objectives. He’d be a fool to give it up, and while he is indeed many things,…

Diplomacy in the Time of Tweets

I gotta say, I love the new diplomacy by tweet. People keep saying the Donald should put down his Tweeter when he becomes President. I say it’ll never happen, and I’m happy to see it continue. I wrote before about how I appreciated our new Negotiator-In-Chief’s use of a single tweet to render the Chinese drone theft meaningless…

Obama Gives The Wailing Wall To The Muslims

My heart wails. President Obama has lost the plot entirely. Despite earnest and passionate pleas from Democratic and Republican Senators, Representatives, and other politicians and noted Americans in all fields; despite attempts by Donald Trump to sway Obama from his foolish warmongering path; despite almost fifty years of US policy on the matter; despite the steadfast examples…