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Deep State Mantra: Use An Existing Crisis... Or Create One

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom) via SHTFplan.com, Rahm Emmanuel was/is (in)famous for his alleged attribution of the quote “Never allow a good crisis to go to waste.” Nevertheless, in the manner that Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” is...Show More Summary

Trump’s speech: Notes & quotes

(Scott Johnson) President Trump’s State of the Union pageant last night made a powerful impact on me. The White House has posted the text of the speech here. If a speech can help President Trump, this one should help for the moment. The speech ran for an hour and 20 minutes, but it can be read quickly. Show More Summary

In search of lost texts

(Scott Johnson) Last night the Washington Examiner’s Byron York column posted his column “Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe.” Byron quotes from the letter sent on Saturday by Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to FBI Director Christopher Wray. Show More Summary

As You’ve Grown Older, Have You Become More Willing to Consider a Person “Good?”

“As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.” --Samuel Johnson, quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson As you've grown older, and had more experience of the world, do you think you […]

UPDATE 1-Golf-Rose wins in Shanghai as Johnson has record collapse

4 months agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

Johnson joins Garcia, Norman in throwing away six-stroke lead (Adds details, quotes)

Investigate this (2)

(Scott Johnson) Jennifer Kerns calls for an investigation into the placement of the Trump Dossier into the hands of the Obama administration — the hands of John Brennan in particular. Kerns doesn’t quote the Gershwin brothers song, but she’s got the refrain. Show More Summary

SICK! Hoax Facebook Post Smearing Gold Star Widow Myeshia Johnson Goes Viral

A hoax Facebook post falsely quoting Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson attacking Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) has sadly gone viral. Myeshia Johnson’s husband Sgt. La David Johnson was killed with three other soldiers in an attack in Niger on October 4. Show More Summary

‘I did not say what she said!’ Pouty Trump lashes out when asked for proof of Wilson fabricating quotes

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump continued to insist that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) “totally fabricated” her account of his Tuesday phone call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of the late Army Sgt. David Johnson — but he declined to offer evidence to prove his claims when asked by...

UPDATE 1-Golf-Thomas and Leishman share third round lead at Boston

6 months agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

Casey, Spieth, Johnson and Rahm in the mix (Adds quotes, details)

Waiting for Al Franken, or someone like him (2)

(Scott Johnson) I have been friends with the nonconservative attorney I quoted yesterday in “Waiting for Al Franken” since our senior year in high school. His name is Michael Frost. Mike attended Harvard College and University of Virginia Law School. Show More Summary

Waiting for Franken, or someone like him

(Scott Johnson) Earlier this week I quoted Minnesota Senator Al Franken on his obstruction of the Senate consideration of the nomination of Justice David Stras to the Eighth Circuit: “I think we’re going to have a decision very soon.” That is a somewhat cryptic statement. Show More Summary

Off the GRID

(Scott Johnson) You may have read about a guy described as a Dartmouth professor who spoke up to endorse violence by the likes of Antifa. The guy is Mark Bray. The Free Beacon quoted Bray telling Chuck Todd last week: “I think that a...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end, they lose at the other. - Samuel Johnson

WaPo's Dana Milbank has a urine-filled column about Bannon and Trump.

Dana Milbank reached all the way back to potty-mouthed Lyndon Johnson for a quote: "it’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in." (LBJ was talking about J. Edgar Hoover.)Now, I know from having read Robert A. Show More Summary

Hysteria over Hyphens.

The Economist‘s Johnson column (on language) has a good roundup of the vexed issue of hyphens, which starts with the classic quote “If you take hyphens seriously, you will surely go mad.” I got the link from this post by Lucy Ferriss, who is quite wrong about spelled-out numbers followed by a reference to a […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“The leaks right now are really bad… I’ve never seen it this bad. There should be a concerted effort to identify and go after leakers.” — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, quoted by The Hill.

For the Record

Projection mapping: In the July 25 Business section, an article about projection mapping prominently featured a quote that was incorrectly attributed to Kate Johnson. The pull-out quote should have been attributed to Lightform Chief Executive Brett Jones, as it was in the body of the article....

Thoughts on the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll is not coming out with the declaration: I’M A MAN! She is quoting Mr. AG. She writes: Mr. AG and I take a multi-vitamin every day. Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, Centrum makes more or less-identical...Show More Summary

Did the Lions successfully bluff Calvin Johnson?

Of all the intriguing things said to the Italian press by former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, this quote intrigues me the most: “They told me they would not release my contract, so I would have to come back to them.” In other words, if Johnson hadn’t retired the Lions would have honored Johnson’s contract in…

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I see what leadership is trying to do. They’re trying to jam this thing through.” — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), in an interview with Hugh Hewitt, asking for more time to deliberate on the GOP health care bill.

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