Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Too many appointments  and a lack of local contacts  to write a daily block. There is however a great deal going on in  DC and the world.

"One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys

That is the first stanza of the latest version of the 10 Little Indians childhood rhyme whose origins go back to before 1869 when it became a minstrel show song. That version probable had the “N---“word. There have been many renditions since, some by famous authors including Agatha Christie who wrote at least five variations.

Today there is the newest version; “One little Russian, two little Russians, three little, four little Russians, five little Russians” The last known changing number of attendees at that infamous Donald Trump Jr meeting last year.

Questionable is the Donald’s public pronouncement that same week of a block buster revelation, which never took place, about Hillary in the coming week.

What has been going on is so reminiscent of the Nixon/Watergate unravelling that even the WSJ had an editorial comparing this administration’s reaction to that which led to Nixon’s abdication 44 years ago.

At that time Nixon was perhaps the greatest 20th centu

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