Saturday, January 30, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Saudi Arabia Future Investment Initiative press statement --
Others scheduled to participate include ... Lord Grimstone of Boscobel; Minister for Investment at the UK Department for International Trade; ... and Anthony Scaramucci, Founder & Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
From the truly bizarre White House 1776 report, where it sounds like reactionary American conservativism meets rant overheard at Irish bar in Washington DC --
British monarchs not only disputed one another’s claims to the throne but imposed their preferred religious doctrines on the whole nation. Gruesome tortures and political imprisonments were common. The Puritans proclaimed a “commonwealth” which executed the Anglican king. The executed king’s son proceeded to supplant the “commonwealth,” but because his brother was suspected of being Catholic, Protestants expelled him in the so-called "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 that installed the Protestant monarch of the Netherlands and his wife as England’s king and queen.
Monday, January 11, 2021
There was an article briefly posted on the White House website which purported to blame state-level Covid-19 related business restrictions for the bad payroll numbers in December. The article has disappeared (here's the busted link). Blaming states for their attempted mitigation of uncontrolled spread of a virus whose impact was constantly minimized by the President is ... interesting.
UPDATE: It's reposted, but the headline message has been changed. The headline does not blame the states ("December job losses driven by state-enforced shutdowns"), it is now attributed to industries.
Friday, January 08, 2021
There is attention of the "that's unexpected!" variety on the Wall Street Journal editorial calling for Donald Trump to go, preferably via resignation. The problem is, the editorial is rubbish. It's not worth line by line analysis. But it starts:The lodestar of these columns is the U.S. Constitution.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Monday, January 04, 2021
Just one of the astounding exchanges in the Trump Georgia election phone call (transcript via Wall Street Journal) --
MR. RAFFENSPERGER: Well, Mr. President, the problem that you have with social media, they can – people can say anything.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, no, this isn’t social. This is Trump media. It’s not social media. It’s really not. It’s not social media. I don’t care about social. I couldn’t care less. Social media is big tech. Big tech is on your side, you know? I don’t even know why you have a side, because you should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican.