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OK,guys let's put the turkey on the table

Everything that we've written here about Ferguson missed the point. Including my "contributions"  of course. In fact them especially...A million years ago,or to be more precise,  yesterday, Erica and I had an exchange about whether  Wilson shot at Brown  while he was going away, or only after Brown turned and started back.

Somehow I'm reminded of a comment by the ceo of my company about a suggestion of mine " Who the hell cares about (what I'd just recommended).?"

There's at least one thing Ferguson,Cleveland and Staten Island

have in common.

We're looking at them in the rear view mirror.

Getting convicted for murder through the court system is a very long, carefully choreographed affair.12 citizens are chosen carefully to participate, two teams of smart people who have passed difficult bar exams make the case for and against conviction and then those jurors are sequestered and argue with one another until they reach a conclusion.

Where I disagree about Ferguson

and where I don't

I disagreed with  trashing  Florissant street. That wasn't protesting, it was rioting.

"        "          with a woman on the web today shouting that the police were killing  "our babies" Michael Brown was not a baby.But

I agree that the  police who shot the 12 year old  Tamir Rice in Cleveland were killing a baby. 

I disagree with the criticism of  Darren Wilson for telling Michael Brown to move on to the side walk

I  agree  Wilson should not have shot -and wounded- Brown when he was running away

One vote

for Obama's immigration plan. Krugmann in his  column today get's it right, as he usually does.

Surprising lack of comment here. 

That's all folks

Since the end of 2010 Obama’s only been able to do those things the Constitution permits the President to by himself.

Starting Jan 1 of next year       Obama’s only going to be able to do those things etc . etc.

You can’t lose what you haven’t got. And what Obama hasn’t got today is the same thing(s) he hadn’t got last week :a majority.

Another Halloween story?

Hmn. How do I put this.?Maybe Limbaugh ,Hannity et al are right. That at least until we have sufficiently  larger data base providing evidence to the contrary, the prudent course is to quarantine  every arrival from Ebolaland. .

Why have so many health-care professionals been infected? The easy answer is ‘because they haven’t followed the protocols’. Really? Even though they knew that they were risking their lives and possibly the lives of many others by such carelessness?

DiBlasio&Cuomo press conference soon

on Youtube. To discuss the Ebola case now at Bellvue.

It's now over. Seemed to have been well rehearsed. That's a purely descriptive comment not any sort of  assessment But that was as it should be. No benefit to anybody if they had presented poorly. We're dependent on these guys

 

. Probably was useful for Cuomo in the coming election. ​

 

Stop reading this

and instead go to the Library. Or a well stocked newsstand and get the November 6 New York Review of Books and read No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes.

A War of Choice.Not

The initial response to Obama's announcement of our attack on Isis/Isil was "oh good" . Wars are always popular on their second day of course.

But we're just beginning to get the criticism from the left  , being consistent with its opposition to all wars-fair enough-and we'll soon be hearing from John McCain, seemingly ,his   opposition to all peace.

Since ,wisely, no one asked I'll volunteer a Flavian comment.

Wrong again,me that is

As soon as I finished praising Obama for not trying to  aid the "good guys" in Syria he promised to start.

It's explained as being help to the gg to fight ISIL. Good luck!

Whatever the announced justification  let's hope we do nothing to weaken Assad in combatting ISIL. He isn't decapitating Americans-ISIL is .

Nothing in our experience with Maliki- or anyone else in the Middle East- suggests that we can micro manage the gg . The only thing we can  be sure will happen is that we will spend a lot of money and then the gg will fight someone. Of their own choosing.

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