Monthly Archives: December 2017

New Year’s Eve

Caviar, Sour cream, other goodies.  See you in 2018.  pl

Posted in Whatever | 15 Comments

Editorial Comment: A Tale of Two Delegators

After thinking about the stylistic mannerisms of DJT and his pal Mattis, I believe I am approaching the truth. Trump is a Management by Exception executive.  IOW he establishes broad guidance for his principal subordinates, delegates authority to them and … Continue reading

Posted in government | 21 Comments

Whither 2018?

  One of the members suggests that we give our opinions as to the coming year's major developments.  Good Idea! Not too long please.  pl

Posted in Whatever | 63 Comments

Looks Like FBI or McCain May Have Paid for the 17th Report of the Steele Dossier by Publius Tacitus

Looks like the FBI is in big trouble thanks to John McCain. They may have paid Christopher Steele, either directly or through Fusion GPS, for the 16th report of the now infamous Steele Dossier. If you have not been paying … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Politics | 37 Comments

A de facto ceasefire between the US and the SAG

 "On December 27, UK Army Major General Felix Gedney, deputy commander of strategy and support in the US-led coalition, announced during a press briefing that the coalitions will not conduct operations in the areas held by the Damascus government. “We … Continue reading

Posted in Syria | 57 Comments

Irredentist Turkey?

"Minutes ago, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during a press conference in Tunisia, labeling him a ‘terrorist.’ ” It’s impossible to work on a solution in Syria with Assad, he is a terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, Turkey | 19 Comments

Open Thread – 26 December 2017


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The Message and Music of Christmas Transcend The Law.

By Robert Willmann As I was working on a law-related item for this website about two cases set before the U.S. Supreme Court the week of 3 December 2017, and was trying to figure out how to do a formal … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Current Affairs, Fine Art | 1 Comment

The Shipwright’s Next Project – TTG

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." – Saint Francis of … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, TTG | 15 Comments

If You Are Looking for Consistency, Trump Ain’t Your Man by Publius Tacitus

Christmas came early for Donald Trump. He signed a historic tax cut, kept the Government funded and operating and, to the delight of many in his base, used UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as a mouthpiece to tell the rest of … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns | 112 Comments