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In The News for Friday, June 21, 2019
Posted Jun 21 2019 7:28AM

·        Beautiful! An Oregon Republican Senator had a reply for Gov. Brown who has threatened to send State Troopers to arrest Republicans that walk out on the Democrat-controlled senate’s attempt to pass a climate change cap and trade bill. State Sen. Brian Boquist is a retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. His message was “Tell her to send bachelors and come heavily armed. I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s that simple.”

·        Well, the Hollywood Good Government League has spoken. I guess that’s it. Trump must testify. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Pound Sand!

·        Ocasio-Cortez gets head stuck in bucket, journalists rush to explain why it was actually a genius move. Absolutely fall down and roll on the floor funny!

·        This bears watching. Oilfield Service Companies are beginning to raise prices. The group has been under pressure and has a lot of room to run when the pendulum begins to swing in the right direction. Despite having never been a bottom fisher, I’m inclined to start getting my feet wet by wading in up to my ankles. I’ll walk out to deeper water when the trend begins to turn.

·        As many of you know, I keep track of what’s trending on Indigogo and Kickstarter, the two primary crowd-funding sites. I’ve bought from both and, so far, have been very pleased. One thing I bought about a year ago was a set of wireless earbuds, which are great for using when flying or when you would like to listen to or watch something on your smartphone or iPad without disturbing those near you. For those of you who are interested, there are now a lot of choices that are much more friendly to you pocketbook than Apple’s AirPods which run about $159.00. Here is one I recently ordered for a family member, Pamu, and another that recently caught my eye, Ear Fun Free.

·        As more and more comes out on the tactics used by the Mueller investigators, more and more questions are arising about its unchecked intrusions into personal liberties and its use of government power as a cudgel. When all is said and done, I don’t think Mr. Mueller’ reputation will emerge intact. This is a long post about Rod Rosenstein’s “scope memos” to Mueller. If you are interested in what happened, it is a must read. If Mr. Mueller is ever called on to testify in front of Congress, I relish watching him answer question from some of the Republicans. I suspect Nadler would be ill-advised to call Mueller in. In addition to the scurrilous fake dossier, there was apparently another known fake document used. The onion keeps getting peeled back. As I’ve said, I’m ready for a few good perp walks.

·        What now? Iran has shot down an American drone over the Strait of Hormuz in international airspace. They are close to biting off more than they can chew, I suspect. One comment from Glenn Reynolds is worth mentioning, Just remember, before fracking we had to be able to keep the Straits of Hormuz open. Now all we have to be able to do is keep them closed. And if Iran decides to close down oil shipments from the Gulf, it’s basically an oil embargo on China.”

·        Don’t mess with Alabama grannies. I’ve seen them in action. My own dear grandmother had a Stevens .20-gauge side by side that she knew how to use. I’ve seen her stick it out the bathroom window and shoot a possum trying to get into her smokehouse where she had her country hams curing.

·        As one commentator opined, “This is a win win situation.” Birth Strike: The people refusing to have kids because of climate change. The shallow end of the gene pool doesn’t need to be enlarged.

·        Google’s hostility to conservative viewpoints was on display at their annual meeting. Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James had this to say of her experience with Google, "In 1961, at age 12, I was one of two-dozen black children who integrated an all-white junior high school in Richmond. White parents jeered me outside the school, and inside, their kids stuck me with pins, shoved me in the halls and pushed me down the stairs. So when the group of Google employees resorted to calling names and making false accusations because they didn't want a conservative voice advising the company, the hostility was reminiscent of what I felt back then — that same intolerance for someone who was different from them."

·        The left is pretty quick to turn to racist slurs when minorities question their lunacy. What a revolting display of intolerance!

·        Victor Davis Hanson is a native Californian and he is aghast. America’s First Third-World State. The reactions I’m hearing from my friends in California remind me of what I was hearing ten years ago from my friend in London.

·        Apple is investigating moving up to 30% of their production out of China. Score one for the President.

·        Liberals are up in arms claiming that the President’s intent to begin mass deportations can’t be done. Au contraire says a former Immigration Court judge and other experts. Load ‘em up, head ‘em out as the song goes.

·        Leon Cooperman, another legendary investor and a billionaire, said that Bernie Sanders doesn’t “have a clue”. That’s not even up for discussion. Mr. Cooperman echoes the sentiments that a lot of us have. He is supportive of President’s Trump’s policies, while sometimes critical of the way he conducts himself and communicates. Frankly, the way he communicates has proven to be quite an effective way to bypass a hostile media. The President seems able to rattle their chain at will, and it’s fun to watch their Pavlovian response.

·        The Paris Air Show was replete with rumor that Boeing had been shut out by Airbus. Apparently not. A “secret” order from British Airways has rocked Airbus. They have ordered 200 737 Max narrowbodies and Airbus wasn’t even asked for a bid.

·        I suggested this might happen due to the Oberlin College verdict. As Ed Driscoll says, “Radical chic colleges are now chum in the water for trial lawyers.”

·        New Texas law will allow handgun owners to carry in church. Makes perfectly good sense to me. The late Buddy Blue had a song, Gun Sale At The Church.