When my sister-in-law Katje gets a bug in her ear concerning a certain subject, she’s pretty much implacable. So when she called me on Wednesday to make arrangements for dinner at my place in Great Falls, Virginia Saturday night, and insisted on doing all the necessary shopping and making everything herself so my brother Rob… Continue reading Secret Service Seeks Sarcasm Sensitive Software
Tag: Homeland Security
Police Chief Mark Kessler – Unsafe At Any Caliber
The City Zen restaurant is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on Maryland Avenue here in Washington. This means, of course, that the hotel guests come there to dine, and so it was that last night, as Cerise and I were enjoying our desserts of raspberry pavolova and tarte tatin, respectively, prior to departing for an… Continue reading Police Chief Mark Kessler – Unsafe At Any Caliber
The Internet Gets Pwned by NSA
Syria had everyone who is anyone in Washington – and their assistants – which includes me and Gretchen, of course, inside working today. That’s a real shame because the weather was absolutely gorgeous outdoors and all I could do was look through the picture window at it as the sun shined down through a seventy-five… Continue reading The Internet Gets Pwned by NSA
Edward Snowden – Raskolnikov, Robin Hood or Rat?
Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Margaret Scheisshower, Senior Deputy Assistant for Policy to President Barack Obama, paid me a visit. She demonstrated her forthright nature by striding into my office and selecting the chair positioned directly in front of my desk. “Mr. Collins,” she opened in a well modulated contralto with a slight Chicago accent, “the Administration… Continue reading Edward Snowden – Raskolnikov, Robin Hood or Rat?
Bachmann vs. Abedin… vs. McCain… vs. Reality
As the nation recovered from the worst example of motion picture criticism ever in Colorado on Friday morning, it was another working Saturday for Gretchen and myself. Around two in the afternoon, I held a consultation with Roy Cone, an aide to Representative Michele Bachmann. “What can I do for the congresswoman today?” I asked… Continue reading Bachmann vs. Abedin… vs. McCain… vs. Reality