How I Envision Mueller Questioning Trump

Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller (Credit: Medill DC)

There’s a lot of talk recently that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump directly about possible collusion with the Russians during the 2016 election and subsequent obstruction of justice.

When I think about this, I envision something like the courtroom scene in A Few Good Men.

I know…. You’re thinking about Jack Nicholson’s famous line, “You can’t handle the truth!” Nope, that’s not it. I see an even better correlation. Because face it — Trump and Col. Jessep (Nicholson) are a lot alike. Boastful. Arrogant. Self-righteous. Damn the rules, I’ll …

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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard, Part 2

(Read this post first.)

I have finally had enough of Blogger and its eccentricities, so I am moving to WordPress. Moreover, I have found better webhosting, so I am able to self-host my WordPress blog with a minimum of effort. Basically, once it’s set up, I just post like I would have on Blogger.

Plus, I have the freedom now to do things the way I want to, rather than the way Blogger wants me to. And… WordPress AUTOMATICALLY inserts a compact mobile menu into your blog when it’s viewed on a mobile phone. Gee… Welcome to the 21st century, …

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Pete Rose Signed My Ball (if you know what I mean…)

Baseball signed by Pete Rose: I signed Ed Perrone's ball
Pete asked me what I wanted the signature to say, so I told him….

I grew up watching Pete Rose play baseball.  He was Charlie Hustle — a nickname he  earned.

When the umpire called “Ball four,” Pete didn’t casually stroll down to first base. He  ran full-out. Because you never know when  you might get a little advantage on the  other guys.

Pete was an All Star at five different positions. No one else has ever done that. He collected  4,256 hits in his career. No one else has ever done that — and pretty much no one …

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We Only Want the Fax, Sir

Picture of fax machine. Credit: Wikimedia
Credit: Wikimedia

I found out a few weeks ago that AT&T offers a 10% discount on wireless services for AARP members. I just happen to be an AARP member, and I use AT&T, so I decided it’s time to take advantage of this.

I called the AT&T department that handles these things, and was talking to a nice, millennial-sounding customer service agent. She told me there was a form I had to fill out and fax to them in order to get the discount.

Geezer (i.e., me): Is there a way I can just email this to you?

Millennial: No, …

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If It Quacks Like Obstruction….

Photo of Donald Trump. Credit whitehouse.gov
Donald Trump (Credit: whitehouse.gov)

Let’s talk about obstruction of justice. There are apparently a lot of people who do not believe that President Donald Trump has been involved in obstruction of justice regarding the FBI investigations of his campaign and associates. They come up with various lines of reasoning to explain why Trump’s requests to former FBI Director James Comey to back off of his investigations are not criminal, or are not technically obstruction, or whatever.

So let’s examine this a little bit. Play along with me, you will enjoy it.

First, let’s look at perhaps the key incident so …

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Letter to Texas Senator Bryan Hughes re: SB6, the bathroom bill

Dear Senator Hughes,

I see that you are a co-author of SB6. However, I am writing to express my strong opposition to this type of legislation.

On the practical side: It is a waste of time and money. It is unnecessary. It will not solve any “safety” problems that it is purported to be the solution to. It is unenforceable. Its backlash, as demonstrated in other states, will cause significant harm to the Texas economy.

Those are just the practical elements. But they pale beside the principles involved.

This type of legislation is a gross invasion of individual privacy. It …

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