Thoughts on the administration

Published Apr 14, 2017 at 4:00pm

Here’s your chance: To make suggestions how the government should be reorganized more efficiently and effectively, post your recommendations at https://www.whitehouse.gov/reorganizing-the-executive-branch.

Consequences: The left believes a corporation should not have the freedom of speech rights enjoyed by a person. Using their logic, unions should not be able to lobby voters or legislators. For that matter, the government—the state— ought not be treated as a person either and should have strictly limited advocacy rights.

Hundreds of appointments await: The New York Post reports that the hangers-on at the State Department refused to fulfill a Senate request to provide information whether foreign aid is promoting a progressive agenda around the world.

While some positions will be left vacant on purpose, it is time for Congress to get to work on the rest.

Not a good idea: The way post-modern political thought operates, their obligation to the past is to cover it up, the better to mold the future according to what they believe. That shows total disrespect for the rest of us who prefer to be treated as individuals.

No excuses: To deal with post-modern political thought that leftists employ, learn to read, to write, and to reason. No excuses.

No respect: According to CollegeFix.com, Clemson University employee training says asking people to show up on time is not inclusive. “It disrespects other people’s cultures to ask them to follow American conventions of appointments starting when they are literally scheduled to start.” So American conventions get no respect, but everyone else’s do.

Dream on: A college should be a serious place to learn how to learn, where individuals can mature and not grow into grass that only blows in the wind.

Hmm: The Obama administration claimed Assad’s poison gas had been removed. Not so. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said of the attack on Syria, there were measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas, so that that would not be ignited and cause a hazard to civilians or anyone else.

It came from somewhere: The Washington Times reports that Syria has a ridiculously large stock of Sarin gas — the kind the Russians claimed to have removed. It could be a legacy of the truckloads of material leaving Saddam Hussein’s Iraq before we invaded. It could be the store of WMD leftist claim never existed.

Behind the filibuster: Pagar blogs, “This tyranny of the minority must end. The only reason they oppose [Neil] Gorsuch is that he might actually follow the Constitution.”

Outrage: Theodore Dalrymple opines, “Outrage is a substitute for religion: It convinces us that our existence has some kind of meaning or significance beyond itself, that is to say beyond the paltry flux of day-to-day existence, especially when that existence is a securely comfortable one. Therefore we go looking for things to be outraged about as anteaters look for ants. Of all emotions, outrage is not only one of the most pleasurable but also one of the most reliable.” [h/t Glenn Reynolds]

What happened: Porch blogs that since the White House staff are consumers, not producers, of intelligence, if unmasking needed to happen, it happened at the agency level, not the White House (political) level. That means Obama politicized the NSC, expanded distribution to make it easier to leak.

Government at work: Gus blogs that the Obama administration was so used to having power over us through the IRS the EPA, and the EDUCATION systems that they have bullied where they could.

What matters: OL blogs, if Trump can recast the courts along constitutional grounds, deregulate the economy, seriously prune the tax code, shrink government and drain the swamp, “then I will get out my hammer and chisel and start on Mount Rushmore. Thing is; he could do all those things.”

One sided ignorance: John Stuart Mill once noted that if you know only your own side of an argument, you don’t even know that.

It’s true: Winston Churchill said, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”