Champion Barr

I have great hope for Attorney General William P. Barr. He has staked out a position and seems to be marshaling the needed forces to hold that position. He clearly must be making them sweat, because the Resistance attacks on him are getting longer and more unhinged. The latest example is a very long hit piece that is the main feature in the New Yorker.

This latest hatchet job is by David Rohde. I do not recommend that you read it. I will supply a link in a comment.

Instead, read the take-down by Mollie. She rips it to pieces, not by defending Barr, whose defense she leaves to others. No, Mollie goes to work on turf that she owns. Her counterattack on Barrā€™s behalf is based on journalistic malpractice.

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TOTD CMAQ

Traffic signals can operate as a dumb clock. So many seconds of green in this direction, then a yellow clearance interval, then red for that direction while some number of seconds times down for green in the other direction. The engineer sets the times, and then turns it loose.

Old traffic signals in the 1950s operated that way. An electric motor turned a shaft, and on that shaft was a series of cams. Each cam was identified with a signal display. The cam was made with break-off ā€œears,ā€ so that, as the shaft turned, the cam only made contact with the lead for that display for a portion of the rotation of the shaft.... [ReadĀ More]

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Victor Davis Hanson: Why Trump Will Win Again in 2020

For a university professor emeritus, think tank fellow, writer for National Review, who is fluent in Greek and Latin, Victor Davis Hanson gets outside the bubble (What’s your score?Ā  Mine is 26.) more than most conservative pundits.Ā  In the January 2020 edition of the U.S. edition of The Spectator, he explains ā€œWhy Trump will win again in 2020ā€.

My reasons for thinking Trump was going to be elected in 2016 were entirely unscientific. One of my Hoover Institution colleagues recently reminded me of my data-free, amateurish and bothersome predictions.... [ReadĀ More]

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Trust

Remember how President Trump rocked the boat at NATO in July of 2018, and then held a summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki?Ā  And how Dems, Nevers and Talking Snake Media all went nuts when President Trump took Putin at his word, instead of repeating the blather from U.S. intelligence agency professionals ?

At the time, we said at Happy Warriors that we liked Trump’s performance, and we only wished he had been more aggressive.Ā  Ā In the Helsinki joint press conference, President Trump was challenged about did he trust the American intelligence community.Ā  Ā We said at the time that we wished he had said:... [ReadĀ More]

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I’m happier now…

I have been cleaning my basement of years, (25+), of hording, well sort of hording. In the process I rediscovered a set of three models that I had ordered and were hard to get. They were for my future HO scale railroad. The three were models or kits that when completed would be very accurate renditions of a REAL Steam Shovel. One that was powered by steam! I set these aside knowing they were valuable. When they were available the cost was in the area of $20 each, Now, I don’t know if they are available, but at last look, the company that made them no longer existed.

I went looking for where I put them, sort of wanting to drool over the kits, but I could not find them! I was heart broken, I thought they were mistakenly thrown away or fell into a trash bag and now are a tiny tiny part of landfill.... [ReadĀ More]

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I remember when…

I like to tell my kids about how loose things were when I was growing up. My sister and her husband like these little vignettes too. They are ten years younger than me, and a lot of laws/customs changed by the time they got older. Because things are so much different today (and have been for quite some time), they all get a kick out of the following.

Open containers of alcohol in the car. I remember my dad asking his wife to make him a “roadie,” which was their word for a cocktail in a plastic tumbler. They would make their roadies and drink them in the car when taking us out to dinner or going other places in the evenings. Seemed perfectly normal at the time.... [ReadĀ More]

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Boeing Starliner: Something Is Very Wrong

Boeing CST-100 Starliner

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, their vehicle intended to fly astronauts to the International Space Station from the U.S. launched on its uncrewed test flight at 11:36 UTC today, 2019-12-20.Ā  The launch by an Atlas V/Centaur appeared normally until spacecraft separation.Ā  On a normal mission, the booster places Starliner in a suborbital trajectory which guarantees that if its propulsion system fails astronauts will still return safely to Earth.Ā  After separation, this propulsion system is supposed to place the spacecraft into a parking orbit, from which it proceeds to rendezvous with the space station.... [ReadĀ More]

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College Football 2019 – Going Bowling!

The college football postseason has finally arrived! Beginning this Friday, December 20, 2019, teams from coast-to-coast and border-to-border will face off for championship glory. I wish my Texas Tech Red Raiders were playing, but they have not played in a bowl since 2017 and haven’t had the pleasure of winning one since 2013. But at least Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars are playing the Air Force Falcons in the Cheez-It Bowl. Go Cougs!

So, what teams will you all be rooting for over the holidays? Good luck to all, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and keep calm and cheer on! šŸŽ„ šŸ˜Ž šŸ“£... [ReadĀ More]

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Global Strategic Change in Sound Bite Form

The best part of the UK Election result is it is the last linchpin for a new economics of the planet. The post Nixon era of globalists buying congress and the Federal Bureaucracy to keep the money , assets, skills , intellectual property and jobs flowing out of the US is crashing down. With the incentives for relocation of the supply chains out of China (both from tariffs by the USA and Chinese blatant piracy), the rejection of NAFTA and TPP, we are forming a group of the USA, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and now the UK , with potential for Australia and Brazil to join who will implement fair trade and real win win economics. Canada will eventually come along politically out of necessity. The UK -US deal will begin the complete destruction of the EU as an economic cartel.

The implications are staggering for the chance of keeping freedom alive for a few more generations.... [ReadĀ More]

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Dawn of the Era of Reusable Rockets !!!

Us Texans not only can boast of making the U.S.A. energy independent for the first time in seven decades , we also are home to SpaceX launches in Boca Chica, and Blue Origin launches in Van Horn, Texas (Culberson County, West Texas ).

Wed. Dec. 11 at 9:00 AM CST / 15:00 UTC, a Blue Origin, New Shepard launch is scheduled, WATCH IT AT BLUEORIGIN.COM AND BE A PART OF THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA OF REUSABLE ROCKETS !!!... [ReadĀ More]

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