Saturday, June 17, 2017

Retreat: Blossom


  1. Is Trump mentally fit to be president? Let's consult the U.S. Army's field manual on leadership [Click]


    And on a far brighter note, what kind of bush or tree is that with the red flower?

  2. Summer is here--high temperature predicted to be 108 deg. F Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Hikers are being warned not to go hiking in the mountains because of the danger of both the heavy snowpack and the freshet. Fools are falling into raging ice-cold creeks while attempting to cross them and while hiking alongside them. The high road into Yosemite from the east is still closed by snow--it is hoped but not assured that it will be open by July Fourth.


  3. The NYPD, the FBI, and the CIA have engaged for years in serious competition to determine which organization is the most deft apprehender of criminals. The president, wanting to resolve the question once and for all, releases a rabbit into a forest and challenges each organization to utilize its best methods to bring the rabbit in to him.

    The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They place hidden microphones on all of the trees and motion detectors behind each rock. After three months of extensive investigations, they conclude that rabbits do not exist.

    The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads, they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies---the rabbit had it coming.

    The NYPD goes in. A mere two hours later they come out leading a badly beaten bear by the ear. The bear is yelling, "Okay, okay, I'm a rabbit. I'm a rabbit."

  4. Interests of Trump and His Staff Diverge [Click] “More White House staffers are likely to hire lawyers and splinter off as the president’s response to the investigation grows increasingly aggressive.”

    As memory serves me, in The Art of War Sun Tzu says that the victorious general first attacks the opponent's internal alliances. Trump's goose is as good as cooked.

    Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails [Click] As governor, Pence conducted state business through private AOL account,