Worth remembering

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald In practice: Some things Donald Trump do are counterproductive at best. Donald Trump has been wronged countless […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Showtime?

It’s on : Winter may be coming but it’s already Springtime for Lawyers in Washington, D.C. The list of people lawyering up these days would probably fill this page and lap over onto the next. It’s just been announced that the John Durham investigation into the provenance of the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Star Chamber Schiff Gets Bum Rushed in the SCIF

I’m glad the Republicans finally stormed the castle today , disrupting the reindeer games of Adam Schiff and his merry band of miscreants. At no point since the putative “impeachment inquiry” began has there been any actual inquiry going on. What happens in that super secret room is narrative […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Random observations

Still not too focused on blogging, but I do have a few thoughts: We were having trouble with our television last night (dang it, Comcast), so even if I’d wanted to watch the Dems debate I wouldn’t have been able to. But there was no appetite for the topic […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Thursday night talkers

As I write this, Donald Trump is speaking at the Target Center in Minneapolis, and Dick Cheney is speaking at Eaton Chapel at my alma mater, Beloit College. I’m not particularly fond of either of these gentlemen, but their respective enemies are the sort of people who should never […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Saying what needs to be said

P. J. O’Rourke doesn’t write much any more, but he’s in fine form in this piece : To be woke is to maintain a state of mind where you are constantly and acutely alert to social injustice and permanently on the lookout for more social injustice to be alert […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Random thoughts

I don’t care that much about Ilhan Omar’s marital status per se , which has never been easy to sort out. What I do care about is it has been a marker for corruption, including the likelihood that she was a participant in, among other things, immigration fraud. And […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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