Shooting at Ducks in a Barrel?

In the Mueller Report, released by the Attorney General today (April 18, 2019), Appendix C, in Vol. 1, shows the written questions posed by the Special Prosecutor in November 2018 for the President to answer under oath. Question ii B (from p. C-5 of Vol. 1) elicits an interesting answer (from p. C-18 of Vol. 1). Question and Answer are shown below. Continue reading

Bono Prayer Breakfast

Thursday night, after finding a re-run on this week’s Boondocks tape, I flipped channels over to C-SPAN just in time for a re-play of that morning’s National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. And just as I was about to shut THAT off, Bono comes on. Right there, with the Prez and First Lady on his right and Senators Pryor, Coleman, and Obama on his left, and an audience full of politicians and world leaders, Bono says, “Please join me in praying that I don

It’s a wonder that we still know how to breathe

A friend invited me to attend a presentation at the University of Washington last night (February 20) by an “unembedded American journaist in Iraq,” Dahr Jamail, who talked, showed photos and videos, and made his case that the on-going “seige” of Falluja is a war crime comparable to the bombing of Dresden. Some of this is probably not news to you, but I’ll summarize his perspective, and you can visit his website if you want more of his reporting.

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Raucus WA Caucus

Up until 48-hours before it was to start, I was determined to stay away from the 2004 Washington Democratic Presidential Precinct Caucus. I’ve come to regard the whole 2-party system as tweedle-dee hoo-ha, so I’ve been steering clear of it. I have a good record of voting (frequently for the losing side) whenever there’s an election, but these party functions are a lot of bunk. Earlier this week, it started to weigh on me that it just wasn’t right to let this opportunity go by. Politics is an art of misrepresentation, so I decided I could pretend to be a big D democrat for a few hours without regret. If things get too easy for politicians, they get lazy, so I decided it was my duty to express some support for (and I mean this with nothing but deep respect) the best idealist in the pack, the Quixote from Ohio, Dennis Kucinich.

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