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The pyramid strategy

I had a wonderful week of Christmas vacation, mainly with my grandson.

One thing we did was do a Lego project; 1,000 pieces, 6 bags of pieces, to create some kind of Lord of the Rings castle. My main job was just to find the right little pieces, I put nothing together. I just realized that we were using the pyramid strategy, I didn't think about that until I got home. We went through 3 bags when I demanded a union break. We made it through 5 bags when we had no choice but to stop for dinner. After dinner we all watched a movie and when it was over, grandson wanted to finish that 6th bag. We knocked off bag #6 before bedtime, it was a glorious structure with a clock in the tower that could be cranked by a set of gears.

I had a fantastic week. No politics, No DU, and I am back with a new perspective on the pyramid strategy that is being used by Garland/Smith, it is time to finish that 6th bag, it is time to bring the pyramid strategy to fruition or the fine job that was done on the first 5 bags will be meaningless.

It Is Getting Nasty Out

Here in central Pa. IT's the wind, and the temps are now starting to drop. It's basically a constant white out.

The only birds trying to feed are sparrows who are ground feeders. I tried to toss some bird seed on my deck but the wind and snow are quickly covering it up. There are 8 or 10 sparrows that are braving the weather and eating.

On the front of the house a squirrel was digging in the snow under a feeder, but the wind was whipping him and he didn't stay around long.

The 3 outdoor cats are snuggled up in the garage in their heated houses.

Pa. isn't getting it as bad as some other states, but it is really nasty out. The wind is the problem. Pine branches blew off into my neighbor's yard. He will not be happy, he is a fanatic about his yard.

Later on I will fire up my 30,000 BTU gas heater in the basement, it throws a lot of heat just with the pilot light on.

Stay safe DUers, stay warm.

A woodpecker showed up so I put out a new suet cake for him/her. Oh, a big pileated woodpecker showed up for the suet. Now the cardinals showed up.

3 Gray squirrels just took over the bird feeder.

Our indoor cat is having a blast sitting in front of the French doors to the deck watching everything.

What If Jack Smith Was AG?

What if Jack Smith had been confirmed as AG instead of Merrick Garland? Yeah, yeah, I know it's just a pipe dream, just wishful thinking.

I guarantee that Smith would never have gotten 20 confirmation votes from Republicans.

I wonder where we would be today with; investigations, indictments, convictions?

23 months and counting, the Iowa caucus is Jan. 22nd, 2024.

Sorry, I'm just frustrated, I will work it off in a bit when I go out and shovel some snow.

Maybe the IRS Needs TO Be Audited?

I understand the IRS has been gutted but with that said;

Remember this, Trump appointed Charles Rettig as IRS commissioner, the most extreme audits were done to Trump's "enemies" Comey and McCabe, remember? People raised holy hell about the audits so Rettig had the IRS IG look into the Comey/McCabe audits and the IG of course, found no wrong doing.

Rettig has retired, thank goodness, and Treasury Secretary Yellen has appointed Doug O'Donnell as acting IRS commissioner. I have no idea if O'Donnell is an honest man but Rettig wrote a letter praising him, which gives me pause.

The IRS OIG is vacant. Why? The Deputy Inspector General is Richard Delmar.

I mean Democrats control the Senate, why can't they get good people confirmed to IRS positions? Is this a Manchin/Sinema problem, or worse?

Mark Meadows A Cooperating Witness?

Glenn Kirschner thinks that DOJ may want information on Trump from Meadows as a cooperating witness. I say fuck no. Investigate Meadows as a Target not a witness. Meadows to me, is a Trump crony who would flip. Scare the living shit out of him, enough with this being nice to people who covered for Trump. If DOJ has the evidence to indict Meadows then it should indict him. Facing jail time is much more of an incentive to talk than giving him immunity, besides, the bastard needs to go to jail along with Trump.

Subpoena him as a target, that will get his attention. If DOJ has no case against Meadows then it has no choice but to coddle the bastard.

Fuck Jerome Powell

I am not an economist but I had Econ 101. How many million Americans does Powell have to put out of work to stop raising interest rates?

Oh, I see Elizabeth Warren agrees with me.

Whatever happened to the invisible hand of the market?

I mean, looking at my spending habits, I never looked at the price of food when I went shopping, I don't want bargains on my food or my health care. I still buy organic but now I cut back on items that are ridiculously expensive. I imagine there are millions more people like me, Powell can leave it up to me and millions of my friends to help with the supply side. I refuse to buy a container of cut up watermelon for $22.00. It wasn't that long ago that I bought a big watermelon from the Amish for 5 bucks.

Rant off.

Mark Meadows Could Be Arrested Today

No, not for his role in stealing classified documents, not for his role in trying to overturn the Georgia election, not for his role in trying to overthrow our government, for voter fraud.

Meadows was registered to vote in 3 states, simultaneously. He voted based on his residency being some ratty trailer in the woods.

Does anyone truly believe that Mark Meadows will be arrested?


DOJ Acts With Lightning Speed

DOJ can act with lightning speed when someone steals rich peoples' money, just like ENRON.

Sam Bankman-Fried the CEO of FTX was arrested in the Bahamas.

I knew all along that DOJ had it in them to move quickly.

He gave money to both Democrats and Republicans. I would be interested to see that breakdown. I'm guessing that a lot of money is going to have to be returned.

U.S.A. Wins World Cup

A big CONGRATS to our World Cup Men's team who wrestled tough the entire weekend and finished off Iran in a great dual, winning 6 of the 10 bouts. The Olympic committee cut back 2 weights for the Olympic wrestling, they need to reinstate those 2 weights.

The U.S.A. has progressed tremendously in freestyle wrestling.

Wrestling, the best sport in the world, freestyle wrestling, not a fan of Greco.

Trump Demands DOJ Return All His Documents

On Friday, Trump made a post on his Truth Social platform calling the "taking of documents" by FBI agents "ILLEGAL."

"Under the Presidential Records Act and the very well established Clinton Socks Case, the raid of Mar-a-Lago by the FBI, and the taking of documents and many other items, was ILLEGAL," Trump said. "Everything should be returned, at once!"

I think this doubling down was a yuuge mistake. A district judge is deciding whether to hold Trump in contempt. This should make his decision easier, and the fine larger.
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