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Jim Miller on Politics

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Pseudo-Random Thoughts

More Reading Just For Fun:  James Schmitz's Witches of Karres.
. . . a space opera novel by James H. Schmitz.  It deals with a young space ship captain who finds himself increasingly embroiled in wild adventures involving interdimensional alien invaders, space pirates, and magic power.
(Links omitted.)

Wikipedia describes it as space opera, as I think most would, but I think it is better thought of as an entertaining and extended fairy tale.

(In contrast, Schmitz's The Demon Breed is a space opera — and another entertaining read.)
- 3:25 PM, 18 November 2017   [link]


Worth Buying:  This weekend's Wall Street Journal for the lead editorial, "Germany’s Green Energy Meltdown", Peggy Noonan's take on the Roy Moore problem, and Jason Gay's directions for talking politics at Thanksgiving.  (I spent about 15 minutes looking for a link in the usual ways and didn't find one — even though I can see the article in the copy sitting on my desk.)
- 2:51 PM, 18 November 2017   [link]


This Week's Collection Of Political Cartoons from RealClearPolitics.

My favorites:  Mike Luckovich's children, Scott Stantis's elephant, Steve Breen's Bill Clinton, and Michael Ramirez's Colin Kaepernick.

(I disagree with a couple of those, but thought they were funny, anyway.)
- 8:39 AM, 18 November 2017   [link]


Which Man Is More Arrogant, Obama Or Trump?  Jay Nordlinger says Trump.
We on the right often criticized President Obama for his arrogance, among other things.  We often quoted something he said in 2008, when he was running:   “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters.  I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors.  And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

I thought of that when listening to President Trump — who was asked about all the vacancies at the State Department.  “Let me tell you, the one that matters is me.  I’m the only one that matters.”  (This is a cousin of “L’Etat, c’est moi.”)

Here is Trump again:   “The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me.  I’ve always been great with money.”

This puts Obama in the shade, I think.
I would say that Obama is the more arrogant because, unless you are a Trumpista, you always have the feeling that Trump doesn't necessarily believe all of what he is saying.

(If Nordlinger is new to you, you should read his entire "Impromptus", which is mostly about other matters.)
- 10:20 AM, 17 November 2017   [link]


Eisenhower Understood Flatterers:  One more story from Bob Dole's first collection.
After leaving the White House, Eisenhower was asked if there was a difference in his golf game.  "Yes," he replied.  "I lose a lot more now." (p. 126)
Similarly, I would expect that Barack Obama loses more basketball games, now that he is out of office.

(I've had so much fun with Dole's first collection that I suppose I really should pick up another, perhaps this one.)
- 9:19 AM, 17 November 2017   [link]


Since January, The Biggest Conservative Successes Have Been In The Judicial Appointments:  The man who deserves the most credit for that is . . . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
As the New York Times reported on the front page of their Sunday edition this past weekend, the Trump administration has outpaced all of its predecessors in terms of the swiftness with which it has nominated and confirmed federal judges.  So far, eight of Trump’s 18 nominees to the federal appellate courts have been pushed through, with a ninth just approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and on his way to certain confirmation by the full Senate.  And as the Times documents, Trump’s nominees are more conservative than those put forward by past Republican presidents.

As they cheer these victories and gloat over the quotes from horrified liberals in the Times feature, conservatives should recognize that they have one man to thank above all others: the same Mitch McConnell who [Steve] Bannon claims is sabotaging Trump.  How is it possible that the man who is responsible for these confirmations, the man who did as much as anyone to block Barack Obama’s liberal agenda, is considered a villain to conservatives?
Good question.

And I do have a number of answers to it.

Two — the most relevant here — are that Steve Bannon has an irrational hatred of a non-existent Republican "establishment".  And that Bannon's quest for power is not constrained by many scruples, as we can tell from some of the candidates he has backed.
- 4:11 PM, 16 November 2017   [link]


Election Betting Odds:  Maxim Lott and John Stossel have updated their site, giving us a better snapshot of what mostly British bettors think will happen in our elections.

Main points:  The bettors think the Republicans will lose the House in 2018, the Republicans will retain the Senate in 2018, and Donald Trump is unlikely to win re-election in 2020.  Oh, and as I write, there is a 51.1 percent chance that Trump will leave the presidency early.

I'm not sure which side of any of those bets I would take, right now.

(Fans of the National Football League may want to click on the tab to see Superbowl odds.)
- 2:07 PM, 16 November 2017   [link]


Enjoyed Some Chocolate Recently?  Thank some flies.

Specifically, chocolate midges.
Every bite of chocolate we eat starts off as seeds in pods that grow on Theobroma cacao, a tree whose name translates to “cacao, food of the gods.”  Cacao is a small tropical tree that grows in the shade of larger trees in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia.  The trees’ flowers grow directly from the trunks and lower branches, and, when pollinated, produce the prized seed pods.  The flowers are small, white, convoluted, face downwards, and require tiny pollinators.

Enter chocolate midges—very small flies with long, complicated names: Ceratopogonidae, various species of Forcipomyia and Euprojoannisia.  No bigger than the size of pinheads, midges seem to be the only creatures that can work their way into the intricate flowers to pollinate.  They are most active in their pollination duties at dusk and dawn, in sync with the cacao flowers, which fully open right before sunrise.  Without the midges, there would be no chocolate!
I'm thankful for the work of the chocolate midges — and, were they able to think about such things, they would probably be thankful to the human farmers who have spread their tree over much of the tropical world.
- 10:14 AM, 16 November 2017   [link]


Venezuela's Chavista Regime Is Unlikely To Match Mugabe's Inflation Record:  But they are making an impressive effort.
The black market rate blew past 60,000 today.  It’s now up over ten million percent since Chavez became president in February 1999.  That’s a one with seven zeros and a % sign: 10,000,000%.  The black market rate is up by a factor of 10x since May 18th this year.   All the while, the government’s putting the pedal to the metal with the monetary accelerator, fueling an unprecedented expansion in the supply of bolivares.

The government will try to engineer a consumption boom for municipal elections scheduled for December 10th.  That plus the usual year-end Christmas bonuses will likely make November record breaking for money printing and push monthly inflation past the traditional 50% threshold for hyperinflation.  As the economy tanks and the government funds more and more of its spending with monopoly money from the BCV, base money will grow faster and faster and faster, locking in hyperinflation.
That's 60,000 bolivares to 1 US dollar.

Note that Frank Muci believes the regime is accelerating money printing for short-term political gains.

Perhaps the regime should start thinking about printing some 100 trillion bolivar notes.
- 7:14 AM, 16 November 2017   [link]


This Anti-Trump Cartoon Doesn't Really Work:  Except for that mirror, which made me laugh out loud.
- 6:13 AM, 16 November 2017   [link]


Two Notable Robert Mugabe Achievements:  He set an inflation record that is unlikely to be broken.
Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe was a period of currency instability that began in the late 1990s shortly after the confiscation of private farms from landowners, towards the end of Zimbabwean involvement in the Second Congo War.  During the height of inflation from 2008 to 2009, it was difficult to measure Zimbabwe's hyperinflation because the government of Zimbabwe stopped filing official inflation statistics.  However, Zimbabwe's peak month of inflation is estimated at 79.6 billion percent in mid-November 2008.[1]
(Links omitted.)

In 2015, the Chinese gave him their equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Americans who were impressed by the reception the Chinese dictatorship gave Donald Trump should note that Trump has not been given that prize, so he is trailing Robert Mugabe in the Chinese government's esteem.

(Fun fact:  At the inflation peak in Zimbabwe, the government issued a 100 trillion dollar note.  If I saw one for sale, cheap, I would probably pick it up as a souvenir.)
- 1:11 PM, 15 November 2017   [link]


The End Of Power For Robert Mugabe?  It appears that a gentle coup finally ended his years of misrule.
Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says.

Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader's office said.

Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and said they were targeting "criminals".

The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say.
The BBC doesn't usually welcome coups — but they welcomed this one.

(Robert Mugabe)
- 10:09 AM, 15 November 2017   [link]


Directors Can Demand A Lot from actors.

(I don't know about you, but I'd like to see that scene.)
- 9:40 AM, 15 November 2017   [link]


Almost Obligatory Fall Picture:  I am rather fond of these partial pictures, which, to my eye, look almost like abstract paintings.

Fall colors 2017, 1

Incidentally, I could have taken that yesterday morning, because there was an hour or two of sunshine before the storm came in.
- 6:05 PM, 14 November 2017   [link]


Xi's Worrisome Phrase:  The Communist dictator of China, Xi Jinping, recently declared that his objective was "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics".

Some of us will wonder whether by that he means a kind of "national socialism".

And will remember that the two movements have often been described as feuding half-brothers, closer together in ideology than either is to their enemies in the West.

(Originally, the phrase was used by Deng Xiaoping to describe his market-oriented reforms in China, but there are many people (besides me) who doubt that Xi means the same thing by the phrase.)
- 3:15 PM, 14 November 2017   [link]


This "Prickly City" Comic Strip made me smile.

(I look at the strip regularly, but for its political commentary, not its humor.)
- 1:33 PM, 14 November 2017   [link]


Troubling:  This BBC story, "Raqqa's Dirty Secret".

A truce allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters to escape.
- 10:44 AM, 14 November 2017   [link]


Between Windstorms:  Yesterday, a big windstorm hit this area, as predicted.

One dead, at least five seriously injured, and tens of thousands lost power during the storm.

Today, a second storm is supposed to hit, though it is not predicted to be as strong.  (Although there have already been many lightning strikes on the coast, something that didn't happen yesterday.)

I'm hoping it will hold off long enough so I can go out for lunch, without getting soaked.

(The local public TV and radio stations did little to inform the public about the storm yesterday; somewhat to my surprise, neither did one of our main TV stations, King 5.)
- 10:16 AM, 14 November 2017   [link]


These 2017 CO2 Emission Projections Are . . . Interesting:  From the BBC, I learned that a group of scientists already had made estimates for 2017 of changes in carbon dioxide emissions.
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached..
. . .
The most important element in causing this rise has been China, which is responsible for around 28% of the global total.  Emissions there went up 3.5% in 2017, mainly because of increased coal use, driven in the main by a growing economy.
. . .
US emissions have continued to decline but the fall has been less than expected.  Higher prices saw a drop in the use of natural gas for electricity - with renewables and hydro-power picking up the slack.
. . .
Europe also saw a smaller decline than expected, falling by 0.2% compared with 2.2% over the last 10 years.
If you are as suspicious as I am, you will wonder why there are numbers for China and Europe in that article, but not the United States.

Possibly that's because the projections show the United States doing better than Europe, reducing emissions in 2017 by .4 percent.

I wouldn't get too excited by that number, or any of the other numbers in the projections, but it is . . . interesting.

(If you are wondering just how accurate those projections will be, take a look at the Anthony Watts post.  He includes the error ranges — as the BBC should have done.)
- 8:05 AM, 14 November 2017
Update:  Credit where due:  When I went out for lunch — and, no, I didn't get rained on — I picked up a copy of the New York Times, which contained an article by Brad Plumer, accompanied by two graphs by Nadja Popovich, one of them showing the emission estimates — with the error ranges.

The combination was fairer, more informative, and more accurate than the BBC article.
- 2:28 PM, 13 November 14, 2017     [link]


This New Yorker Cartoon made me smile.

(Some readers may need this hint.)
- 6:56 AM, 14 November 2017   [link]


Trump Just Gave Us a neat example of apophasis.
In a response to North Korea calling Trump’s speech in South Korea “reckless remarks by an old lunatic,” Trump tweeted from Hanoi on Sunday morning: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’”
It can be a surprisingly effective rhetorical trick.  (And I'll admit that I may have used it once or twice myself.)
- 3:53 PM, 13 November 2017   [link]


The Ed Murray-Roy Moore Parallels:  This post will not please the supporters of either man, but I have been struck by the similarities between the two scandals.

Both men have been accused, by multiple accusers, of sex crimes against minors.   (So far the accusations I have seen against Murray are more serious.)

The accusations describe acts that happened decades ago, making them difficult to prove — or disprove.

The accusations came while both men were in election campaigns, and appear to have been intended to defeat them.

Both men have denied the accusations, repeatedly.

Both men are seen as symbols by minorities that feel persecuted, gays for Murray and evangelicals for Moore.

Given those similarities, I find myself in the odd position of coming to the same tentative conclusion about Moore that I did about Murray, after he dropped out of the mayoral race.
If he is innocent — and I still think that possible, though unlikely — this is terribly unfair to him.

If he is guilty, then his accusers are getting a little justice, but far too late.
And I would be pleased if Moore followed Murray's example, though I think that unlikely.

(Of course, there is a difference in the way our "mainstream" journalists have covered the two stories.

Ed Murray and Roy Moore)
- 2:37 PM, 13 November 2017   [link]


The Attacks On Our Diplomats In Cuba Are Still Mysterious:  But our intelligence officials have a new — or perhaps I should say old — theory to explore.
Two intelligence officials tell POLITICO they’re confident that the attacks were conducted with an “energy directed” or "acoustic" device, possibly similar to one used by Soviet intelligence in Havana more than four decades ago, but remain unsure of its exact nature.

That has officials combing classified files and even contacting retired intelligence officers for clues to a mystery that has triggered a diplomatic crisis less than three years after President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Havana.
If you read the whole article, you'll know as much as I do, which is almost nothing.

I can remind readers that, back in the old days of the Soviet Union, and now in Putin's Russia, harassment of our diplomats was, and is, routine.
- 7:54 AM, 13 November 2017   [link]


Corrections can be awkward.
- 7:36 AM, 13 November 2017   [link]


Grim, But Worth Reading:  Graham Allison's Politico article, "Will Trump and Xi ‘Solve’ North Korea?"
The centerpiece of President Donald Trump’s conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday will doubtless be North Korea.  Before their first meeting in April, Trump’s message to Xi was unmistakable:  You solve this problem, or I will, and you won’t like the way I do it.  Then, just after he served Xi and his wife chocolate cake at Mar-a-Lago, Trump excused himself and went to an adjacent room to announce that the U.S. was launching 59 cruise missiles against Syria.  Message:  I’m serious.

Trump has repeatedly complained that his predecessors left him a mess in North Korea, with an emboldened regime in Pyongyang that threatens to soon have a credible capability to hit the United States with a nuclear weapon.  “It should have never been given to me,” he told an interviewer in October.  “This should have been solved long before I came to office, when it would have been easier to solve.  But it was given to me and I get it solved.  I solve problems.”

But will Trump really “solve” North Korea?  The answer is most certainly no.  Indeed, I am so confident in answering no that I am prepared to bet $100 of my money—against $1 of anyone who wants to wager—that when Trump leaves office, a nuclear-armed North Korea will remain a major challenge for his successor.
Would I take that bet?  No, because I believe Allison's analysis is broadly correct.

Unfortunately.

Trump may be beginning to understand that the North Korean problem is not solvable by any American president.  That would explain why he and Xi didn't issue a joint statement describing new actions to rein in Kim's regime.

(Graham T. Allison)
- 3:52 PM, 12 November 2017   [link]


Another Good Joke from Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump did not answer a direct question about whether he believed Mr. Putin’s denials, but his account of the conversation indicated he was far more inclined to accept the Russian president’s assertions than those of his own intelligence agencies, which have concluded that Mr. Putin directed an elaborate effort to interfere in the vote.  The C.I.A., the National Security Agency, the F.B.I. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence all determined that Russia meddled in the election.

“Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Putin.  “I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country.”
(Emphasis added.)

After all, if you can't trust a former KGB agent to tell you the truth, who can you trust?

(Some may think Trump was serious, but I think my explanation — that Trump was joking — is kinder.)
- 3:17 PM, 12 November 2017   [link]


Here's A New Twist on an old philosophical problem.
- 2:48 PM, 12 November 2017   [link]


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October 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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January 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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April 2012, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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July 2012, Part 1, Part 2 Part 3, and Part 4
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September 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3and Part 4
December 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4

January 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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July 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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September 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4

January 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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January 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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December 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4

January 2016, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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October 2016, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2016, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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January 2017, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
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