As I have noted many times in the past, this Web log is read globally – in more than one hundred countries, as a matter of fact – as well as in the United States. My domestic readers, therefore, will forgive me for explaining various thing that they already know (or in many cases, I… Continue reading Just for the Record, There’s Nothing “Impending” About America’s Civil War
Between consultations this afternoon, Gretchen left her desk in the reception area and popped into my office for a moment. “Tom,” she quietly informed me as she closed a heavy oak door behind her, “there’s this… Ebonic gentleman who’s been calling since about nine this morning asking for a consultation. He says he’s a professional… Continue reading Take a Knee? Forget That – Take a Drink!
Friday afternoon, I was visited by Dr. Pedro “Pete” Tontogrande Chupacerdo y Boludo del Alcantarilla, former Juan Perón Professor of International Peace, Tolerance and Diplomacy at the University of Buenos Aries and current Primary Counselor for Political and Economic Policy at the Embassy of Argentina here in Washington, DC. As regular readers of this Web… Continue reading Argentina’s Falkland Tempest in a Tin Pot
Yesterday morning, I had yet another appointment with Austin Houston Crockett Bowie Bonham III, a sixth-generation Texas rancher and conservative political operative who, it seems, pays me a visit nearly every time he travels to Washington. Most of our consultation concerned election strategies for Mitt Romney, on whose campaign Mr. Bonham now proudly serves. Toward… Continue reading Texas to United Nations – Don’t Mess with Lubbock!
My final consultation on Friday wasn’t in my office, it was at the Rwandan Embassy on New Hampshire Avenue. After two and a half hours discussing strategies for dealing with Congolese coltan smugglers, I had worked up a decent cocktail hour thirst, so I decided to stroll over to Lilies Bar in the Carlyle Hotel… Continue reading Teddy Bears Invade Belarus, Lukashenko Retaliates