I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Inspector General Horowitz released his report into the FBI's handling of the investigation against President Trump and more specifically the applications for the FISA court warrants. Once again, another bureaucrat disappoints in their conclusions and recommendations. It proves that the swamp’s tentacles are pervasive throughout every Department of the federal government.
Horowitz chronicles 17 errors or mistakes in the process to justify beginning an investigation into the Trump campaign, as well as continuing the investigation after Trump became president. First of all to call these mistakes is a gross misrepresentation of what actually occurred. These were deliberate omissions or misrepresentations of material facts. It is incumbent upon any investigator , especially when applying for a warrant, to be truthful, open, and complete. Horowitz and his team documented that the upper echelon of the FBI, you know their names, omitted information that could have caused a FISA court judge to deny the warrant request.
What has changed? It seems these days we live in a different world from when I grew up in the 60s and 70s. I don’t want to say it was a ‘simpler time’ because it wasn’t. We had our issues that every generation has had including the current generation. But today there is a difference.
We are told that there are more ‘mass’ shootings these days because of the availability of guns. But when I grew up almost every American male carried a pocketknife and gun racks, complete with guns in the racks were a common sight almost everywhere we went, including schools. Yet, there were not a lot of stabbings or shootings.
My daughters will tell you that one of my ‘favorite’ things to say is, “words have meanings.” I usually say it in the context of them trying to communicate something but not being able to find the right words to describe what they are trying to communicate. It can range from, ‘the thing you’re looking for is the drawer.” OK, which of the 42 drawers we have in the house is that thing in? You get the idea. My daughters are very bright but fall into the trap of thinking people know what they are thinking when they say something. We all do that.
I am only going to say one thing about the impeachment hearings being conducted by the kangaroo court that is masquerading as the House of Representatives: I hope that their standard of evidence is never used to convict you in a trial.
Now time for some uplifting news. Brendan Matthews is a professional golfer. He is not a person you will see on a broadcast of the Masters or the British Open or even the Reno Tahoe Open. He is one of the many golfers trying to make it to the PGA Tour by playing in any tournament he can anywhere in the world. Often these are tournaments in remote out of the way places that might have a 1st place prize of $1000. It is a tough life but when you have a dream you do what it takes.
Once again there is so much going on in the world that it’s hard to pick one topic on which to focus for this week’s column. Either that or I’m just not feeling verbose. Whatever the reason, it’s time for a random thoughts and observations column. And away we go! (some of you may recognize that catch phrase from way back in the day).
Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself.
Venice Italy is suffering from a flood. I guess it is hurting tourism and putting some of the historic homes in danger once again but why it would be a top story for somebody like CBS News in the United States, I’m not sure. Not really, I know exactly why. The CBS Reporter said the water is currently 74 inches above normal level in Venice and most experts believe it is due to climate change. Now, climate change is a fairly recent phenomenon if you listen to those ‘experts’ and their friends in the media. In 1967, the flood level reached 76 inches. That was before the man caused climate change phenomenon began. And that is not even the record high which was well before that. So I guess if we are to draw a conclusion, man caused climate change is actually reducing the severity of floods in Venice.
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