Staking Out The Far Edge

The news about the Donald continues to amaze. It’s better than reading the Sunday funnies every day of the week. Yesterday the Obama Administration reminded Trump that there is only one President at a time. Unfortunately or fortunately, that President appears to be Trump, mostly because of his use of Twitter. People keep saying that they hope…

The Pre-President Practices Pre-Diplomacy

[Also see update below.] Oh, man, the Pre-President and his team weren’t satisfied with tweaking the Chinese dragon. He pulled their teeth by telling them to keep the drone, but it didn’t interfere with the White House or with the military retrieving the drone. And his Transition Team had people’s hair catching on fire over at…

The Pre-President versus the Swamp Denizens

On Sunday, the DOTUS gave his first interview since the election to Chris Wallace. I call him the “Pre-President” because he’s been acting like the President since the election. Part of the interview was conducted on the plane dubbed “Trump Force One”. He’s says it’s nicer than Air Force One. It’s a Boeing 757. Inside it…

The President of What?

The newly-elected Negotiator-In-Chief, Donald Trump, is likely to name Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon, as the Secretary of State. True to long-standing tradition, his own tradition that is, Trump tweeted this evening that he’ll release the name of the nominee … tomorrow morning. Man knows how to use Twitter to build suspense … plus…

The Big Game

The two oldest armed force academies (basically specialized universities) in the US are the US Military Academy at West Point for the Army and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis for the Navy. To go to either one you need to be recommended by a member of Congress. As a result, the students are fine young…

Watching the Donald At Work

Trump talking tonight in Louisiana, mentions Hillary in passing. Crowd starts to boo. Trump motions them to stop, saying “No, it’s ok, no, forget it.” Then to my surprise, he added with a big laugh, “That plays great … before the election.” Throws up his hands and gives his big goofy smile and says, “Now,…