It would make a great movie!
You have this horrible guy in office – he’s getting rid of all the rules the previous guy(s) put into place – things like:
- Allowing Dept. Heads to impose fines for things that are legal, but the agency doesn’t like
- Rules that limit Due Process for Men (hey, they deserve it!)
- Rules that ignore the law, and permit payment to abortion providers, because they swear – Pinky Swear! – that NONE of the money will be used for abortions (90% of services for pregnant women)
- Repeated prosecutions/harassment of political groups backing your enemies, including IRS abuses
You know the kind of actions – things that unfairly restore the balance of power between citizens and their government.
OK, so we meet in secret, and come up with a plan that says Hearsay Evidence will be Okey-Dokey to be used against that Horrible Person.
Yeah, I know that hearsay evidence is NEVER used in court – you have to have been present at a crime to allow you to testify about it. There are laws about it.
No biggy. We’ll just have the agency that is opposing that Horrible Person (HP, for short) make a NEW rule, that says hearsay evidence is perfectly acceptable.
And – this is the twist that no movie is without – just by the Sheerest Coincidence, there is a person, who absolutely HATES HP (as do all GOOD people), and he just HAPPENS to be told by an unidentified person that HP has engaged in improper conduct.
What was that conduct, you say?
Um, well, you remember those stories about HP’s slurs against the former #2 to our Very Beloved and Honored Leader (VBHL)? How he used his position to bully governments into dropping investigations against his Nimrod Son (NS)?
Well, it’s kinda like that – but subtle, very subtle.
Huh? You’ve read that part of the script and it sounds like a regular conversation, not an attempt at intimidation.
Well, you have to imagine De Niro or Nicholson uttering those words. It works in context.
I’m going to have to insist on an unlimited budget. My film, A Political Coup, is gonna use up all that the studio did on that last turkey, Stop That Justice!, and then some. I mean, you can’t do this on the cheap.
What’s that you say? You’re going to pass on the project?
Heh, heh. Did I mention that I have evidence – real evidence, not this schlock – on all of you? I’m gonna, how do you say it, Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse.
You don’t want to experience an Arkanicide, do you? And your little dog, too?
I saw the book was out, and wanted to read it. But the price – even after discount, was out of my budget (see below – even for the Kindle edition, it’s $18.99).
There’s something cool I installed, however, It shows up in the right side of the graphic above (larger cropping below). It’s called Library Extension, and you can get it on the Chrome Store.
It checks libraries that you have a card with, and lets you know if you can check out or put a hold on a book. It’s an alternative to buying books that are pricey (in the case of Hanson’s book, likely worth it, but not in my budget).
I’m still in the 1st chapter, and enjoying it hugely (YUUUGELY!). VDH, as he is often called, is scholarly, without being tedious or ponderous in his prose. It’s a true gift, to write for the Common Man/Woman.
Globalization had flattened the hinterland as jobs and commerce were outsourced to lower-cost Asia and Latin America. And yet the disequilibrium had never been fully leveraged by politicians (unless by politicians in negative fashion by Barack Obama in his infamous “clingers” put-down of rural Pennsylvanians in 2008),
I’ll keep posting excerpts as I read it over the next few weeks.
I’m referring to the Alice In Wonderland story, in which she is following up a strange story, only to find that she has entered a world where NOTHING makes sense, somewhat familiar personas act in bizarre ways, and she begins to doubt her own sanity.
Yeah. That’s how the plethora of revelations is looking to me.
Starting with this one, in which the Oh-So Childlike and TOTALLY Believable Christine Blasey Ford is found to have been in collusion with some VERY shady characters.
Those people accusing Trump and allies of using Russian trolls against Democrats? Posing as ‘experts’ on Russian trolling, which they claimed was aimed at getting Trump elected?
They were using bots, posing as Russian trolls, to defeat Republican Roy Moore in AL.
Do you use LinkedIn? You might want to cancel your account.
Day after day, the STANDARD media is releasing ‘news’ that, after the truth can no longer damage Democratic candidates, is shown to be wholly false.
Day after day, buried in the back pages, media finally admit that their stories were:
- Concocted by Democratic operatives, if not their masters
- Created, pushed, and promoted by the Titans of Silicon Valley
- Slanderous/Libelous – but, not pursued, as the cost is far beyond that of the average person
And only a few people pushing back:
- Volunteers – bloggers, video channels, podcasts
- Mouth-to-mouth communication – passed quietly, with necessary caution, for fear of public harassment and loss of income
- A vulgar Orange-haired President, surrounded by enemies, both foreign and domestic
- And An Army of Davids, as Breitbart put it
…it’s very likely that nothing will be done to bring the culprits to justice.
You can probably get the video online of Dr. Oz’s show today. The link is of the preview. He’s made a model of Epstein’s cell setup, and is asking questions about the scenario of Tim Gallagher, a medical examiner. He is going to, in a few minutes, look at the information available about the autopsy, and make some conclusions about what happened.
He did point out that most autopsies are longer than the two lines that were released; often many pages of findings. So, it appears that he may be somewhat skeptical about the official investigation.
However, I doubt that he will find that it was murder. Oz did repeat a stat I’d heard, that only about 1% of suicides have a broken hyoid bone. Gallagher calls it doubtful that it could have been broken by suicide.
He is cautious, saying that he (Gallagher) has no EVIDENCE of murder, but he hesitates to call it suicide. Oz points out that Assisted Suicide might be a possibility.
For network TV about a controversial topic, that might reflect badly on the Elite, this is not bad.
I found this article on The Intercept, on the tangled relationship between money raised for the parent political organization, and House committee assignments. It puts the chairs of each committee into a fresh perspective. Apparently, for the “money” committees – those that have the potential to use for raising money from corporate interests – ya’ gotta pay to play.
On those so-called money committees, like Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, even freshman members are asked to pay higher dues. That’s because those committees have jurisdiction over effectively every major industry, giving members a leg-up in demanding checks from corporations who need — or oppose — legislation before the panel. It is also valuable for industries to have committee members write letters to agencies they oversee.
The Intercept was started up as an independent news organization, by Ebay founder:
EBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar provided the funding to launch The Intercept and continues to support it through First Look Media Works, a nonprofit organization.
If the linked article is any indication, the outlet is worth checking out. Warning: most of the stories on the site lean Left – the above article may have been planted as a strategy for the Young Turks to oust the Old Guard. But – aside from the entertainment value – such looks “under the hood” can be a valuable way to find out stuff that is usually hidden from the public.