Operation Chaotic Bugout

At 3:37 AM Saturday, Cerise and I were asleep in the master bedroom of my home in Great Falls, Virginia when my land line rang. She naturally suggested that I let it roll over to voice mail, but Caller ID showed a satellite phone with a number I did not recognize. Based on my previous… Continue reading Operation Chaotic Bugout

Moronic Middle-aged Cyber Ninja Turkeys

There are about three weeks in the summer and three weeks in the fall where the weather in Washington DC is comparable to the best anywhere. The rest of the year is dicey, to say the least – the difference, for example, between Hell and Washington DC in the summer is primarily that Hell has… Continue reading Moronic Middle-aged Cyber Ninja Turkeys

Members of the 117th Congress Witness Trump Victory in a Parallel Universe

As I pointed out in a recent previous Web log post, the 2020 national election campaign was just another release in the ongoing US Civil War that has been festering here since 1790. As he promised, President Trump immediately claimed victory the night of November 3, then, just as predictably, threw a tantrum that would… Continue reading Members of the 117th Congress Witness Trump Victory in a Parallel Universe

To Explain Ukraine is Mainly a Big Pain

The biggest single problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw It was another working Saturday which found me at the Round Robin Bar after my final consultation ended at seven thirty in the evening. There, I saw Farquhar, a DC staffer for the Biden campaign and McLoon,… Continue reading To Explain Ukraine is Mainly a Big Pain

Democrats Leave Mary Landrieu Twisting Slowly in the Wind

Starting early Friday morning and continuing well after lunch, a certain Millicent Gesaesshower de Bouvier Jones called the office and bugged Gretchen for a telephone consultation about every fifteen minutes. Finally, Gretchen managed to fit her in between a Taiwanese economist and a Bulgarian cultural envoy. Jones: Hello, hello? Is this Tom Collins? Tom: Yes,… Continue reading Democrats Leave Mary Landrieu Twisting Slowly in the Wind