Wednesday, May 18, 2016
We will revolt... as soon as we figure out who “we” are.
Either/Or: Which is worse, that the Republican elite have lost control of their party, or that the Democrats haven't.
TSA Precheck: Whoever would have imagined that a program where citizens could pay for better treatment from “their” government would backfire? Who decided that forcing folks to wait three hours to get abused would encourage them to pay the government for the privilege of being searched?
Ooops: The CIA reports that their IG's office has “mistakenly” and “inadvertently” destroyed its copy of the Senate torture report at the same time the Justice Department was assuring a federal judge that copies were being preserved... somewhere. The Agency claims there's another copy somewhere at Langley, they think. But then, these are the same guys who destroyed hours of videotapes of the waterboarding torture of two “detainees”.
Friends: The US Senate has passed a bill that will permit September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages. Think they know something we don't?
Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me: Congress insists that 42,525 TSA employees is sufficient, and, perhaps it is, but the TSA is between 4,000 and 6,000 screeners short. But don't worry, they're going to hire an extra 768 by June 15 – but they're losing 100 a week, so pack light and get there three hours early. Better yet, take the bus.
Recycling: In a preview – or warning – of things to come, the Clinton campaign has assembled a “massive brain trust” made up of most of the policy wonks responsible for the mess we're in, both domestically and in our foreign adventures.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:15 AM