“In a demand letter sent to CNN on Wednesday, an attorney working for the president outlined his intention to sue CNN for its willful misrepresentation of itself. For years, CNN has told viewers, advertisers, and sources that it is an unbiased, straight news outfit. That’s a lie, and the president’s lawyers believe it actually violates the federal Lanham Act’s prohibitions on false and misleading advertising.”
That is from Daily Caller. Here is more from the Washington Examiner:... [Read More]
“What would you do if you woke up with Superman’s powers?”
I saw this question on facebook in my City of Heroes chat group. It is sort of a fun exercise, but the more I think about it, the more I am sure I would, in short order, be seen as one of the world’s greatest monsters. Lord Acton call your office.... [Read More]
In its first Saturday session in 37 years, the British parliament is debating and voting on the Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson. At this writing (13:20 UTC), debate is concluding on a “poison pill” amendment which would rule out the “no deal” option which many pro-Brexit supporters believe essential in subsequent dealings with the European Union. After this is resolved, the main deal will come onto the agenda.
In 2003, then Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, warned against the imminent invasion of Iraq led by the United States. In his warning, he stated that an invasion aimed at removing the regime of Saddam Hussein would only serve to destabilize the entire Middle East. Clearly, after 15 years of turmoil in the Middle East, what al-Faisal meant by “destabilize” was that Iran would no longer have the counter-weight of Saddam Hussein preventing it from creating a Shi’ite Crescent. This projection of power in the Middle East has stretched from Tehran all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and across the Persian Gulf into Yemen. As a result of this Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states sought for ways to counter Iran’s expansion of influence in the region.
Part of the plan for countering this expansion called for the Gulf States to encourage confrontation with Iranian-allied entities in the Middle East. The opportunity to take out a major component of the Shi’ite Crescent came in 2011 when, as part of what was deemed the Arab Spring, public unrest in Syria began. Initially mimicking what was seen first in Tunisia and then later in Egypt, the unrest in Syria was a call by the people for more political autonomy within the country. Soon the protests were coopted by jihadists who spotted an opportunity to topple a secular regime and install an Islamist one in its wake. That is when the killing picked up pace. It is also when the Gulf states and many in the national security elite of the United States saw a chance to act.... [Read More]
In my expert experience, about 15% of Buchanan’s articles express a notable viewpoint or a pithy observation. His latest is of the latter type. Essentially, world leaders must be careful what they wish for, and our Congress is full of crapweasels.
Our trip just prior to Yosemite was to one of our network of parks near Mt. Rainier. It’s called Maplegrove for a good reason; our site was very isolated, and about 40′ from the bank of the Cowlitz River. We made a couple of long day trips to the National Park in perfect weather.
I watched this interview and I have new found respect for Megyn Kelly. She was able to walk away from things for a year. That is a hard thing for some people to do. For they feel the need to put themselves out there. Often times they have to get even and put out a book to tell their side. Fortunately she seems to not bear a grudge and has enjoyed life with her family. “Spending more time with family” is the lie given for multiple departures but in her case this I think is the truth. If you get a chance watch the interview she had some interesting things to say about NBC and Trump.
While at Yosemite, I looked for opportunities to take advantage of unique lighting rather than simply add to the huge catalog of great photos of Half Dome, et al. Of course, memorializing the trip was important for us. What no photo reveals are the sheer scope and humbling scale of this park. Ya gotta be there. Ten days well spent for us, with many day trips including the Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, upper Toulumne Valley & Hetch Hetchy. The road to Hetch Hetchy gets so narrow in places that I had to fold the mirrors on my F-350 to squeeze through; yikes! Our campsite was literally on the bank of the South Fork of the Toulumne River at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort, located about 5 miles from the western park gate on CA 120. Big fun.
In a move to show how unbiased they are CNN has changed their name to the Democratic News Network.
A person on deep background boldly stated anonymously , “We are tired of living in the closet. We want to express our love.” This comes as a shock to Don Lemon who had no idea the network was in favor of Democrats. Anderson Cooper on the other hand had on his “I (heart) Biden” button to mark the occasion.