BANNON!

I’ve always liked Steve Bannon. We’ve got a bit in common. We’re both mostly Irish and mostly, Catholic. Bannon went to high school with Benedictine Catholic Monks in Richmond, VA. I attended most of the Jesuit Colleges on the East Coast graduating from one of them. Bannon was elected President of the Student Body at

SURPRISE: ISRAEL WANTS MORE MONEY

It’s always something with Israel. Fight this country; bomb that country. Israel join us in battle? Never. Pester us for more money? Constantly. We made a deal with Israel five years ago. We, The USA, would give Israel $3.8 Billion a year for ten years. Israel signed on. Now, they’re coming to us and saying,

GENERAL MILLEY AND THE FINE ART OF DECONFLICTION

General Milley is going to be all right. I heard it from a couple of Four Stars. Like, for instance, Retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, who comments frequently on MSNBC and Retired Four Star General Jack Keane, who does the same at FOX. General Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under Presidents

JOE, WITH SOME HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS

Joe, got through the Tuesday, Afghanistan News Conference. His Presidency is not going up in flames on Afghanistan. He got 75,000 out of the country in August using one airport. He pulled in the perfect person, William Burns, to meet with the Taliban Leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Burns is a respected practical diplomat with a

TALIBAN RESHUFFLES GEOPOLITICAL DECK

TALIBAN. The Taliban are a movement that originated in the mid 1990s. They practice a strict fundamentalist version of Sharia Law. The Taliban have 150,000 fighters. They now control Afghanistan, a landlocked country that borders Iran, China, Pakistan and four countries ending in “stan” known as the Stans. The Taliban now get, for a brief

IRAN AND THE AMERICAN COMPULSION TO DO DUMB STUFF

The Biden Team has an early opportunity to do something stupid in Iran. It’ s an American tradition. Caused, in large part, by a school of thought that holds that there should never be any “daylight” between American policy in the Middle East and Israeli policy in the same region. Huh? What’s up with that?

RACHEL MADDOW: CONTRARY INDICATOR

Rachel Maddow, who was unwilling to mention the name of the late Sheldon Adelson during his lifetime, is excited about a non case involving a second echelon actor doing next to nothing with a slightly unimportant country that has oil, an airline and tee shirts. The guy is Tom Barrack. Nice guy, Christian, Lebanese descent,

QUOTES FOR FUN

I love quotes from the famous and infamous. They stimulate the mind and spring me loose from my default state of…who knows. There’s a great quote written in cement in front of the building in Washington housing the originals of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, “What’s Past is Prologue.” It’s from Shakespeare, modified, in

RACHEL MADDOW SHOULD RESIGN

Rachel Maddow is a “Company Girl.” The “Company” is Comcast. Its controlling shareholder and CEO is Brian Roberts. Comcast owns MSNBC and decides who, and what goes on their television stations. Mr. Roberts is Jewish. He is a frequent traveler to Israel and friend of Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Roberts does not want to see or

MADDOW: COMING UP EMPTY

On Tuesday May 11, 2021, Rachel Maddow had two challenging news stories on her plate for her 9PM Show. When she went on the Air, Israeli bombing had already killed 35 Residents of Gaza and Hamas missiles, fired from Gaza, had killed three Israelis. Additionally, the previous evening, Tucker Carlson, on FOX, trashed Anthony Fauci,