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Leftists Turn Against Nancy

Nancy Pelosi is paying a price for statesmanship. Remember when this blog wrote about liberals saving us from Antifa? But one group can save us from the Antifa caliphate. An unlikely group. A group you’d never believe could be the heroes of this terrifying story. Who’s this group? Who will save America? Who will preserve Western Civilization? Christendom? Judaism? Not the Right. Not the Center. Not the Great “Undecided” Voter. Read more →

Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Mitch and Paul

You can almost see it in your mind if you try. The cartons of Chinese takeout. The torn blisters of soy sauce. Nancy Pelosi, former swimsuit model, laughing at The Donald’s off-color jokes. About Mitch McConnell. Or Paul Ryan. While Chuck fills color of his own, about deals he helped The Donald put together back in New York. Stuff that didn’t make it into The Art of the Deal or The Art of the Comeback. Read more →

False Flag or Not

The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. [Wikipedia] Think of a time when you acted on false information. You knew it might be false, but you acted as if it was true. Why did you do that? Read more →

Trump’s Next Move: Infrastructure

I’ve changed my mind on priority. Instead of going to tax reform next, President Trump should work on that big-league infrastructure bill. Now. Fast. President Trump needs a big win because power is in perception. He also needs to put Democrats in a bind. Plus, he needs to prove he can pass big legislation without all GOP factions on board. The solution is infrastructure. During the campaign, Trump spoke of a massive building project to rejuvenate our roads, modernize our airports, and more. Read more →

Without Power, Principles Are Platitudes

Without power, principles are platitudes. Consider this a favor to the Freedom Caucusers. Those folks can’t see past the end of their own principles. Knowing the Freedom Caucus people pretty well, I know they’re very happy with Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. I know they’d be very miserable if Gorsuch were rejected and Trump had to nominate someone who could win a few Democrat votes. It’s all about power. Read more →

Donald Trump’s Crazy Ivan

Cold War submarine lore. I can’t go into all of it here, but I can tell you about one bit of that lore: the Crazy Ivan. Modern submarines have incredible passive sonar arrays. They can hear everything in the ocean for hundreds of miles around. Everything. Everything except something directly behind them. Behind a submarine is a big propeller or “screw.” It turns. It pushes water abaft. The noise and the motion combine to prevent sound waves from reaching the sensors. Read more →

I know it was you, Fredo

Fredo Corleone: I’m your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over! Michael Corleone: That’s the way Pop wanted it. Fredo Corleone: It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect! —The Godfather: Part II I’m sure John Brunner never saw himself as Fredo Corleone. A Burning Question Did you ever ask yourself why John Brunner would release a surreptitious recording of a phone call with an opponent? Read more →

I was an immigrant

Maybe I’m remembering this wrong. Maybe not. I met my best high school friends at the lunch table. Scott Oppelt, John Clancy, Christian Saller, Tom Newport, and … and dude with curly blond hair who was in Scott Oppelt’s band. John. John Martin. I met them early in my junior year. We had just one thing in common: we were all transferees. We were not native DuBourgers. We transferred. We were traitors to our former schools. Read more →