Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

VW 670 hp

Vroom [via haiku]:

0-60 in 2.2 seconds: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

N.O. staff want one soze we can take our message to the world that much faster – maybe we could crowdfund it.… More here ...

Wednesday

1. At a loss how to present this one, as I don’t want to just steal it from Futility Closet, and yet it is interesting:

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/04/21/exercise/

2. Rhodesia:

Simply put, African countries could not handle the gift of independence. In addition, the very notion of races being different was deemed unacceptable in the West. A man labeled a racist could not count on a good public career, etc. Of course, this applied only to whites – tribal warfare and genocides in nascent African countries were politely ignored.

3. More insanity:

Penn State’s 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

4. Lastly for now, genesis of the little crims:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/23/boy-12-steals-credit-card-and-goes-on-bali-holiday-after-fight-with-mother

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]… More here ...

Judicial Watch

The way it comes through to us, it seems it’s Trump and only Trump v the Deep State and its media and have you noticed over here, by the way, that the Mirror has taken over the Express? Another conservative voice down. That leaves Breitbart as the lone conservative voice in the [almost] MSM.

Anyway, there is a voice in the US other than the Donald – it’s called Judicial Watch and their contributions have been welcomed by the investigative type of conservative:

Doesn’t matter what the issue, this is just an example:

Judicial Watch Sues for Obama State Dept. Records of Its Facilitation of Russian Amb. Kislyak’s Attendance at 2016 Republican Convention

Judicial Watch announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking all records regarding the Obama State Department facilitation of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s attendance at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) (Judicial Watch v.

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Partisan statues

Had Winston Churchill only represented half of society – men – and constantly bellyached about how much he hated women, if he had not represented the whole of the nation, then I would not support a statue to him in Parliament Square.

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Who is the definitive [fill in your own]?

This slot is for now for some show or film and any issues surrounding it, coming back to classical [which has moved to Sundays] in the autumn. First cab off the rank now is Jeeves and Wooster:

… and I’d be interested to know whom you thought were the definitive:

1. Holmes
2. Watson
3. Poirot
4. Marple
5. Any others I’ve missed out.… More here ...

The obstruction knows no bounds

The Hill:

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said early Monday that Democrats must decide if they love the United States more than they hate President Trump as they mull CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department.

“Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president,” Sanders told “Fox & Friends.”

“And they have to decide that they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games. And we’re very hopeful that they will.”

Sanders’s comments come as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to take up Pompeo’s nomination in a Monday vote.

DJT also tweeted on the obstructionism.… More here ...