Into Africa

by baldilocks The New Colonialism's tentacles are well in place. As part of the trillion-dollar international development strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese companies have been instrumental in providing artificial intelligence and facial recognition systems to African governments. In 18 out of the 65 countries assessed by Freedom house, Chinese companies including CloudWalk, Hikvision, and … Continue reading Into Africa

Trump Refuses to Yield

by baldilocks Whatever one thinks of President Trump, he doesn't seem dismayed or chagrined about the flipping of the House to the Democrats or about the dubious and ongoing efforts by Democrat Party in Florida, Georgia and Arizona to change the outcomes of political races lost by Democrat candidates. He keeps on doing what he … Continue reading Trump Refuses to Yield

Three More Days

by baldilocks The great Walter E. Williams reminds us of how our system of government works -- or, at least, how it's supposed to work. Democrats are hoping the coming election will give them a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans and much of our nation dread that prospect. My question is: What would … Continue reading Three More Days

DHS Makes a Blogger Watchlist

by baldilocks A Feces List, if you will. While the FBI and the various tentacles of the Intelligence Community fall under hard scrutiny for their actions during the 2016 presidential election, another security agency reaches out to get a piece of that sweet Big Brother action. Again. Pay attention to the reminder of how the … Continue reading DHS Makes a Blogger Watchlist

Border Wall Mind Games

by baldilocks From the Associated Press: Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long … Continue reading Border Wall Mind Games

Oh, Shut Up, George!

The left and their #NeverTrump enablers are all giddy over former President George W. Bush's speechifying in which he attacks President Trump (without having the courage to use the man's name) and the people who support Trump's agenda of placing the well being of the United States and American citizens over the interests of our … Continue reading Oh, Shut Up, George!

Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

by baldilocks Gaddafi and Hussein are dead. It’s said that North Korea's Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to give up his nukes because of what happened to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. After the US invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deposition and execution of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi gave up his country’s nukes, only to be abandoned … Continue reading Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

@POTUS Trumps the Haterz

There is a whole lot of hullabaloo over the way in which My President chooses to defend himself against the lying media/#NeverTrump coalition of nasties who unceasingly try to dog pile on The Donald. President Trump uses Twitter as his main tool to bypass the hostile press so he can speak directly to America, and … Continue reading @POTUS Trumps the Haterz

Has the FBI Received the Coconut Treatment?

by baldilocks Remember this? Omar Mir Seddique, also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer who killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. He had been interviewed by the FBI three times and was on their radar … Continue reading Has the FBI Received the Coconut Treatment?

Who are Our Real Enemies?

by baldilocks Was Bush right? It depends, of course, on what the topic is. Zero Hedge points to Statista and YouGov polls containing the following information: Americans have consistently identified ISIS as the biggest threat to their nation across multiple polls. Traditional foes, such as the countries making up George W. Bush's infamous "Axis Of Evil", have … Continue reading Who are Our Real Enemies?

Presidential Persona

by baldilocks I’m reading Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself at the Federalist and, while I’m not quite finished reading it yet, it brought up a few thoughts I’d been having about the president’s persona in the action-packed eight days since the Inauguration. Our previous two presidents, George W. Bush … Continue reading Presidential Persona

Bushed (updated)

by baldilocks Barring something (sort of) unforeseen, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. That one of them will be the Leader of the Free World in January is merely the tail end of an ideological splintering that has been going on since the end of Ronald Reagan’s … Continue reading Bushed (updated)

CA Primary Day Blather

by baldilocks Right, duty, whatever one wants to call it, I voted today in the California Primary Election. No Party Preference, crossover ballot—Republican. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I figured that readers would want to know. I first registered as a Republican immediately after the 2000 General Election in which I voted for … Continue reading CA Primary Day Blather

Winning Hollow

by baldilocks 17 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 2 And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, … Continue reading Winning Hollow

Jeb Bush on Iraq The Not Ready for Prime Time Player

I saw a tweet from David Axelrod that made me laugh .@JebBush runs great risk if he insists that, based on what we know TODAY, he would have followed his brother's path in Iraq. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 12, 2015 and not just because it prompted this excellent counter .@davidaxelrod Only one person in … Continue reading Jeb Bush on Iraq The Not Ready for Prime Time Player