Well. Don’t we, as a nation (the United States), find ourselves in a pretty pickle? We once prided ourselves on walking a straight line, looking folks in the eye, and telling it like we saw it. Now we have become a nation which turns a blind eye, talks out of the side of the mouth, … Continue reading The American Character: Straight Shooter, or Spoilsport?
Last Saturday, I posted a note setting out a series of links which, on the face of it, appear to support my contention made months ago that, when push came to shove, the whole Trump-Russia fandango would turn out to be a longstanding and somewhat ugly saga to do with dirty money. A CNN interview … Continue reading Trump/Russia: Who Knew What, When – Or Should Have
Nothing is real until it is proven. No-one is impeached until the last vote is counted. No expose is worth a dingbat without evidence. But. I've been saying since the Trump-Russia story first broke that this was all about much more than hacking. It appears I may have been right. Um. Read on. We all … Continue reading Trump, Republicans, Russians: The Real Story?
Will the grown-up in the room please stand up? Any grown-up will do. I was taken to task last week for suggesting that political games were being played at the highest levels within and around the US government, with national security the hostage being held to fortune. And yet. Here we go again. I've read … Continue reading Trump, Comey, Nut Jobs, and National Security
A wonderful article in today’s London Guardian newspaper, discussing the concept of ‘presumption of regularity,’ as it relates to elected officials generally, and to Trump specifically. There are those who will say that this presumption is an unfair measure for a President, who won election precisely so that he would be ‘irregular.’ Not least the … Continue reading Trump, Impeachment: ‘The Presumption of Regularity’
Yesterday, I set out (at length, sigh) my thoughts about whether or not Trump is now simply using the US government to embed his own dirty dealings with Russia. I read this story about Trump supposedly revealing classified information to the Russians, and wonder if we're not all being played for fools. And whether, in … Continue reading Trump: The Counter-Coup?
Ok. Slap me silly and call me ‘Susan.’ You don’t have to buy this. But, I’m going to set it out. And then, as and when the penny loafer drops. I can say. I told you so. Er. At length. Trump and his businesses have been involved in Russia for at least thirty years. His … Continue reading Trump: The Coup d’Etat?
Short version: Congress can call anything a High Crime. If the Senate agrees, the President is out. However, both chambers are currently controlled by Republicans. Mind you. On a knife edge. As the healthcare debate is demonstrating. So, impeachment is iffy. It likely would come down to the re-election chances of Republican Senators and Congressmen … Continue reading Trump, PsyOps, ‘Maggie’s,’ Blah, Blah – The Impeachment Version (IV)
I find myself musing. There has been some suggestion that my notes on these subjects, arising from some articles this past week, have been a bit paranoid. Hmm. I’m raising an alarm. Not sure I’m paranoid, though. But, it has got me musing. This note will be a bit scattershot. But so are my thoughts. … Continue reading Trump, Brexit, Big Data, PsyOps, ‘Maggie’s Hammer’ (III)
I have been following three stories in the past week. Not just because they are spine-chilling in their own right. They are. But because they are connected. And. I dunno. Maybe I’m the only one who sees it? And maybe the lesson is. In a time of fake news, big data, the NSA and big … Continue reading Trump, Brexit, Big Data, PsyOps, ‘Maggie’s Hammer’ (II)