Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Asset Forfeiture


For John, BLUFThis could seriously impact the economy of Florida.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



I WISH I COULD CALL THAT CRAZY:  Canadian News Outlet Warns Canadians That US Law Enforcement Officers Will Pull Them Over And Seize Their Cash.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

What To Believe?


For John, BLUFCross cultural science.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



This is discouraging news:

"The science of sex:  4 harsh truths about dating and mating".

Don't tell the NFL or Sports Media.

Hat tip to the Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Ebola Statistics


For John, BLUFIt either dies out or it doesn't, and if it doesn't, there will be big problems.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From Wired Magazine we have "The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings:  Act Now or Regret It"

Earlier on Tuesday, on City Life, host George Anthes asked about why are we sending military forces to Africa to fight Ebola.  Part of the reason is that we actually have forces trained and equipped to send (and the airlift to actually get them there) and part of the reason is that others don't seem to yet understand how serious the problem is.  Then, of course, there are those [jerks] who just want a free ride.

Hat tip to the Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Mocking the Enemy


For John, BLUFIn foreign policy one should speak politely, if sometimes forcefully.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



OpEd writer Peter Lucas of The Lowell Sun is often disparaged by various citizens of Lowell for being a hack.

The Tuesday column, "Taunts come back to haunt mocker in chief", talks to how the President has used mockery as a tool for both domestic and foreign policy and how some of his comments have come back upon him.  Mr Lucas does mention Mr Saul Alinaky and his Rules for Radicals.

Mockery does not seem a good way to conduct foreign policy.

Regards  —  Cliff

Europe Slowly Breaking Into Smaller States


For John, BLUFI am guessing some negotiations will be involved.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Tomorrow the Scots vote on Independence from Great Britain.

Do you think "be careful what you wish for" could apply here?

On the other hand, a Europe of 50 smaller states within a European Union might work out, if the EU can accept some diversity of thinking and acting and weights and measures and cheese growing and potato chip manufacturing.

Regards  —  Cliff

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Not Getting It Right


For John, BLUFObama Administration has serious communications problems.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Over at the web magazine War on the Rocks Ray Evens says "Say "Benghazi" Again, I Dare You".

Yes, Ryan is worked up over this.

Regards  —  Cliff

Monday, September 15, 2014

Obama Adrift?


For John, BLUFThings may not be all good in DC.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From The Washington Post, "Post Partisan" section, we have Commenter Ed Rogers giving us "The Insiders:  Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama?" A mutiny?  That doesn't sound good, or even very American.

Is a mutiny happening around President Obama?  It appears possible that the president may not have made two of his most recent decisions with complete free will.  The announcement that he would delay his immigration initiative until after the election and his formal announcement that the United States would take military action against the Islamic State could have been coerced.

Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it.  Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked?  Maybe the president was told that, if he waved in millions of new illegal immigrants before November, there would be an open revolt against him within the party.

Similarly, a few members of this administration who have independence, stature and an adult disposition may have told the president he must act on the Islamic State or else they were out.

It is the Wash Post and not Fox News.  Unsettling.

Regards  —  Cliff