Saturday, July 22, 2017


For John, BLUFI am thinking the role of Julian Assange is being mischaracterized by some as a puppet, but that no one has the guts to offer him immunity to testify.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From Reuters, by Reporters Julia Edwards Ainsley and John Walcott, Saturday, 22 July 2017.

Here are two aphorisms to keep in mind during this period of Post-election campaigning:

From Lavrentiy Beria (NKVD Chief):

Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.
From Ralph Waldo Emerson (about Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes writing about Plato, but still, sound advice):
When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
I have a friend who wrote about the mission of the Special Prosecutor:  "Confirm 98% of America who believes Putin has something on Trump whether political or financial or blackmail or nefarious dealings."  But, this isn't Watergate.  I am thinking out across the fruited plain are millions who will think this is a lynching.  The legal standard Mr Mueller faces is one thing.  The political is another.  What satisfies Democrats may not satisfy Republicans and Middle America Independents.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report for the news article.

Regards  —  Cliff

Friday, July 21, 2017

"Let he who is without sin…"


For John, BLUFThe critics of President Trump need to make sure they don't fall off the curb while leaning forward, lest they get mud on their own shoes.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




While taking a swipe at the Trump Administration, Opinionator Jonathan Turley, writing in USA Today, today, calls into question the ethics of a number of those questioning the President, or resisting him.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

The Troll Not Trolling


For John, BLUFOur Tax Dollars at work, or not.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



This is via Breitbart.

Here is Law Professor Ann Althouse's closing comment on this blog post:

On whether they are silencing Milo, they are silencing themselves.  That gives free rein to all who want to say NPR was flummoxed by the troll who wouldn't troll on cue but spoke rationally about the value of a troll.
From the Comments:
traditionalguy said...
Milo is a rare interview because he is very entertaining.  PBS is stuck between a truth rock and a narrative hard place.
How embarrassing for National Public Radio.

Hat tip to the Althouse blog.

Regards  —  Cliff

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Counsel Expands Probe


For John, BLUFThe InstaPundit Today quoted Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria, head of Stalin’s secret police, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime".  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From Bloomberg News and by Reporters Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen, Thursday, 20 July 2017.

I am thinking Mr Robert Mueller, rather than being seen as an honest broker, may turn out to be viewed as very partisan and thus discrediting the "Special Counsel" concept for some time into the future.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

We Have a tate Budget, But…


For John, BLUFI did send our State Senator (Eileen Donoghue) the Link, but have not heard back from her.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is from the George Mason University Mercatus Center and Researchers Eileen Norcross, Director for the State and Local Policy Project, and Olivia Gonzalez, Research Associate, SLPP.  The date of their Research Paper is 11 July 2017.

The bottom five are:

46.  Maryland
47.  Kentucky
48.  Massachusetts
49.  Illinois
50.  New Jersey

Even making Puerto Rico a State wouldn't boost us out of the bottom five.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Where our youngest son graduated from college.
  Where our Other Senator lives.
  Where our daughter lives.
  But, for sure they would be Number 51, at the bottom of the list if they were a state.  My preference is we cut them loose—make them independent over five years—and then allow them to become a state if they have a referendum where at least 70% of the people vote and 75% of those voters vote to join the US as a State.

The Media Doesn't Yet Get It


For John, BLUFI think it is hard for some to believe that there are folks out there who would send along a five-year-old suicide bomber to achieve their goal.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Why Did NPR Lie About the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas?


From PJ Media and Writer Patrick Poole, on 19 July 2017.

I think Reporter Jane Arraf was just confused.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where is Healthcare Going?


For John, BLUFThe Congressional Democrats plan to go to full socialized medicine, and then let it all slide down hill.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




An Investors Business Daily OpEd from back in May.

Followed by this one, yesterday, 18 July 2017.


So, if there is going to be all this Democratic Party winning in November of 2018, will there be an articulation of a plan before that, or will it be another Nancy Pelosi "We have to pass it so you can read it" kind of thing?

Remember, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff