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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time to Move On


For John, BLUFFor, for the next three weeks we will be living in two worlds.  One is where the Democrats have a Blue Tsunami and the other is where they don't.  This nightmare, except for the recriminations, should end when we wake up on 7 November.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Fox News, by Reporter Andrew O'Reilly, 17 October 2018.

Here is the lede:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following November’s midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Of course she does.  She embarrassed herself during the Hearings and now she wants a "Do Over", hoping for a better outcome.

I am blaming this, in part, on California's "Jungle Primary".  While, in theory, this system should produce more "moderate" candidates, in reality the mileage may differ.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Greenhouse Gases


For John, BLUFCrying Wolfe doesn't help as much as freeing people to innovate.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From The Daily Caller, by Energy Editor Michael Bastasch, 17 October 2018.

Here are two key paragraphs:

A recent report from the Climate Action Network Europe found that emissions cuts among most European Union members were “nowhere close enough” to meet the goals of the Paris accord. Trump pledged to withdraw from the Paris accord at the earliest possibility, in 2020.

On the flip side, the U.S. led the world in emissions cuts for the ninth time this century, according to the oil giant BP’s annual energy statistics. BP reported that European Union “emissions were also up (1.5%) with just Spain accounting for 44% of the increase.

Given that this success is based on, to some degree, investment, some credit could go to the previous Administration, as well as some to the current Administration.

The My Fair Lady question is, "Why can't the rest of the world be more like us?"

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Can One Correct a Wrong?


For John, BLUFFile under life isn't fair.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Here is an historic quote from the Washington Post ombudsman, regarding a previous case of the Media getting it wrong:

“When you were accused, it was news but it wasn’t true.  Now you’re cleared — that’s true, but it isn’t news.”

From PJ Media, by Mr John Zmirak, 17 October 2018.

A Go Fund Me appeal for Mr Mark Judge, swept up in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination imbroglio.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Special Counsel Mueller to Report Out Soon.


For John, BLUFIs this 100% politics, and if so, how will that side of the problem be dealt with.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Bloomberg, by Reporters Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell and Shannon Pettypiece, 17 October 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

(Bloomberg) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

Not before the election, which is good.  No matter the outcome, it would be seen as election meddling beyond anything the Russians might have done.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

Register to Vote—Today


For John, BLUFParticipation gains respect.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




If you don't vote don't complain to me about the outcome.

Regards  —  Cliff

Monday, October 15, 2018

Who is Worthy?


For John, BLUFThe past is, for some, a risk strewn territory.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




"Overthrow" in an Electorial manner.

From The New Hampshire Union Leader, by Reporter Paul Feely, 14 October 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

Fresh off his first appearance of the season as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” actor Alec Baldwin headlined the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner Sunday night at the Manchester Downtown Hotel.

“The way we implement change in America is through elections,” Baldwin said. “In that orderly way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump. Not in a violent, awful way, but it must be overthrown nonetheless. Let’s make America great again, by making Donald Trump a casino operator again.”

I thought the name Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner sounded a little odd,  It turns out "Presentism" is narrowing the name choices.  Some former Democratic Party Presidents are no longer acceptable in polite company.  From the article:
Sunday’s event was previously known as the “Jefferson-Jackson Dinner” before being switched in 2016 to the “Kennedy-Clinton Dinner.”  The national controversy over sexual harassment fueled by the “#MeToo” movement earlier this year prompted the name change.
I worry about the Dems if they don't see their "Blue Wave" come 6 November.

On the other hand, I worry about our Nation if they do.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Be Regards  —  Cliff

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Democrats Overplay Their Hand?


For John, BLUFIs the tribalism of the Democratic Party showing some internal cracks?  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Posted on 13 October 2018, at the anonymous New Neo[Con] Blog.

Here is the lede plus two:

The Democrats thought Brett Kavanaugh was a safe target.  Accusing a white prepster named “Brett” would be a great way to achieve several goals: stopping him from changing the balance of SCOTUS in favor of conservatives, and showing solidarity with women and with #MeToo.  Who on earth would identify with Kavanaugh except other white preppy guys on the right, and they weren’t going to vote for Democrats anyway, so no great loss.

Well, it turns out that some women are concerned about the men in their lives, too.  False accusations can ruin nearly anyone (women included, although I’m not sure how many women consider that aspect).

However, another obvious group that might look at the Kavanaugh hearings and become concerned about what was happening to him is black men.  If that sounds counter-intuitive to some people, it certainly doesn’t sound counter-intuitive to me.  It occurred to me, while watching the proceedings, that black men might not take too kindly to this little exercise in Believing Women No Matter What.

Sometimes people act in their individual self-interest, rather than just on race or gender.

If you would like a different presentation of the same viewpoint, go to National Review.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff