Ali on Rush

I was a new engineer at a consulting firm in a Midwestern city. I joined them in 1991. I became good friends with an engineer named Ali, an immigrant from Turkey and a damn good engineer.

Ali had a curious habit. He would pack his lunch from home. At lunchtime, he would go sit in his car and listen to the radio. One of the guys mentioned it. It was a mystery in the office. Ali was not listening to music. They wondered if he was listening to a Turkish broadcast, but nobody had wanted to probe about what Ali was listening to.... [Read More]

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Caper

A caper?   A caper is a crime.   In particular, a caper is a crime story that is so interesting that they made a movie or TV show about it.   “Caper” in common parlance over the past four decades or so is only used to describe a crime that is somehow flamboyant.

So, here is a headline from Politico.   It is currently featured at the default page on Google News:

“Giuliani and associate give conflicting accounts on origins of Ukrainian caper”

Continue reading “Caper”

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Mollie on the Warpath

Mollie described in detail the slimy attacks on Brett Kavanaugh during his Confirmation hearings.  She wrote the book, along with coauthor Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network.  She predicted that more slimy attacks should be expected.

Mollie learned of the upcoming book release of a book about Justice Kavanaugh, by two New York Times reporters.   She anticipated more slime to be ginned up by the Talking Snake Media.   She started monitoring their pre-launch media appearances.   (She probably had to fight a little urge to jealousy, too, since they got the sort of media appearances that were never available to her and Ms. Severino.)... [Read More]

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