Lots of kids and dogs. Our new fenced in backyard is all set and the dogs enjoy it as if, well, they were dogs enjoying a large fenced in yard. Our house overlooks the ninth hole of a swanky golf club and the dogs think it great sport to bark like, uh, like dogs at the golfers trying to concentrate on their game. Had lots of workers at the house installing this, fixing that, but things are starting to look pretty good. Another of my cars arrived from California and I need to go get it registered in North Carolina and get rid of those Caliban license plates.
The news? Well, pretty much more of the same. I remain banned from Twitter so I am unable to hurl invective at celebrities deserving it so I must restrict myself to yelling at the TV set or screaming at the Sirius radio in my car. That said, Trump seems to remain on his winning streak. In my view, he has masterfully trolled and outflanked the progs on guns, and I think our Second Amendment is in pretty good in shape. The prog narrative is simply not gaining traction.
Tariffs on imports? Not my favorite way of tackling trade imbalances, but judging from the over-the-top reactions we are hearing from some of our trading "partners," it seems Trump has hit the nail on the head or, at least, a nerve. I think we will see some progress that will avoid a "trade war." Just like we saw NATO countries cough up some extra Euros for NATO after Trump's last "outrage," we will see movement on trade. He also, by the way, has just out-flanked the Dems by making himself the protector of union labor.
I see that the New York Times has discovered Sweden, sort of.
I just read an odd piece in the NYT on hand grenade and gang violence in Sweden, notably in Malmo. Read it; it is a weird piece of progressive writing by which the authors are trying to discuss the rise in violent crime in Sweden while playing down the role of massive immigration, mentioning it almost in passing and as something the Swedish right will exploit in the next elections. Almost without meaning to, the authors touch upon the source of the violence and the Swedish police's failure to handle it,
Last year, Peter Springare, 61, a veteran police officer in Orebro, published a furious Facebook post saying violent crimes he was investigating were committed by immigrants from “Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden.” It was shared more than 20,000 times; Mr. Springare has since been investigated twice by state prosecutors, once for inciting racial hatred, though neither resulted in charges.Was Springare right or wrong? Is investigating Springare the best use of police resources? You won't find out reading the NYT. It seems, I guess, that one day Swedes just woke up and became really violent, because Trump just could not be right when he commented on the sources of violence in Sweden.
OK, not much else to say right now.
Let's see how the President drives the progs crazy in the coming week.