Alive and recovering; a dilemma to contemplate

Friday, March 3, 2017

“The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.”

Donald Trump

Between 1965 and 2011, the official poverty rate was essentially flat, while the government spending per person on poverty programs rose by more than 900% after inflation.

Peter Cove

Liberalism is a philosophy of consolation for the West as it commits suicide.

James Burnham

If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war.

Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983

We are a nation of assimilated immigrants.

Immigration without assimilation is invasion.


Wednesday: My cold continues, but I feel I am improving. Still not up to much work buy I am at least paying attention to what goes on around me. President Trump spoke to a Joint Session of Congress tonight, and I have to agree with Newt Gingrich’s assessment: “The best speech of his life. For the most part the Democrats sat on their hands, or even scoffed, when he asked for cooperation in getting the country moving again; and he asked for more spending, on infrastructure and the military; which clearly upset


Friday, March 3, 2017 Morning:

At which point Wednesday evening I felt so rotten I went to bed, where I have mostly been all week. One of those colds that leaves you unable to do anything but play solitaire. I did keep up with my mail, but the answers were all short shrift, for which I apologize.

In two hours Larry and Steve will be here for a story conference, and I haven’t had breakfast; this is just to allieve any worries some may have had, I’m all right, if feeling a bit filleted. I’m recovered pretty we’ll, and I’ll go to lunch with my collaborators, and over the weekend I’ll catch up here. Thanks for all the kind good wishes.

Odd: Word has never heard of the word allieve, Looking in my dictionary I see that I spelled it correctly.


One thought:

When President Obama expelled 30 Russian diplomats and their families after he lost the election, is there anyone on the planet who is astonished that the winning candidate would not want to alleviate the situation ? I would be astonished to find that General Flynn, the National Security Advisor designate, had not been instructed to talk with the Russian ambassador with instructions to cool things down. As to whether they would discuss sanctions – like the expulsion – how could they not? How could the Russian ambassador not bring up the subject? I can even imagine his asking if he was going to be next to be sent packing.

For some reason I can only imagine, General Flynn did not report this to the Vice President elect, although Flynn had to know the call was monitored and a transcript would be delivered to Mr. Trump if not immediately, then following inauguration.

And came the inevitable leaks, facilitated by President Obama’s changing of the rules for circulation of phone tap information to all 16 known and a couple of unknown intelligence agencies; a sure formula for leaks.

And sure enough, Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General and Obama loyalist but not on the list of those supposed to receive the wiretap information, comes forward to warn President Trump that General Flynn lied, lied I tell you, to the Vice President about the content of the phone call, not reporting to him the one conversation every sane person knows thy must have had, namely the Obama sanctions against Russia.

You might contemplate this. Perhaps General Flynn had other reasons for not wanting the National Security Advisor job? Sand he was chosen to lead a leak detection operation before resigning? Or was he so stupid as to lie about something that was ridiculous, namely that there was no discussion of the one subject everyone on the planet must have known would be discussed at that time between the Russian Ambassador and the National Security Advisor designate?You may contemplate that while I recuperate.



Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.



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