Jeff Jensen

16 07 2017

Clayton; Downtown

OCGE wants to give him a work transfer from Clayton to Downtown.

I don’t know that much about him, even though his name has come up from time to time in the gossip and networking circles I run in.

Just between you, me and the gatepost, I tried to use my admittedly tenuous connections to the OCGE to suggest someone for St. Louis’s U.S. Attorney — A certain IP laywer whom I will not name here, but is very well respected among our town’s legal set, and he actually had a pretty good media career around here on and off in the last quarter century.  Turns out my advice either got lost in the mail or was ignored.

As for Jeff Jensen, notice he is an accountant by trade, and that he was once with the FBI.  A majority percentage of the FBI’s work involves forensic accounting.





Fake News Bike Ride

5 07 2017

A meme that made its way around our sector back in February, while we’re supposed to be outraged about these kinds of things.  Click to enlarge.





Trump’s Luck

5 07 2017

Atlanta

Just when some people start to feel some sympathy for CNN, they go and chuck it all out the window.

Thereby proving why our OCGE was right to tweet the wrestling meme originally found on Reddit.

 





Look Squirrel

2 07 2017

Washington, D.C.

And while they’re outraged over this, they won’t have time to be outraged over whatever good things for us he can get done in the meantime.





Potemkin Lawsuit

30 06 2017

Austin

DC:

A group of 10 Republican state attorneys general and one governor are threatening to sue the Trump administration if it does not rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama executive action that granted amnesty to more than one million undocumented immigrants.

“We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday.

Not at face value.

The Democrats and the left have made an art of this Potemkin lawfare.  A Democrat White House will on the sly facilitate a lawsuit against itself on a given matter, begging behind the scenes for various liberal and niche interest groups, NGOs, LDFs and local and state governments to sue them.  Then they’ll shop the thing to a sympathetic liberal-Democrat Federal judge. The Democrat Party’s AG/DOJ/SG will mysteriously “bungle” their case, wink wink.  That way, the policy change that all parties involve really want will happen under the “serious” imprimatur of a court order, rather than the result of the exercise of plenary political power, thereby dampening outrage and opposition.

This is how we ended up with the repudiation of the PACE exam for Federal civil service hiring and replacing it with an affirmative action friendly system.  In its final weeks, before Reagan came in, the Carter Administration pulled this trick.  The Pigford Settlement (the fake black “farmers”) also happened the same way, that started in the Clinton Administration.  The Obama Administration did the same with DOMA.

All that I think is happening here is that Trump and Sessions are taking up the same trick.  I think through back channels, they’re begging people to sue them over DACA, and got ten Republican state AGs and one Republican Governor to sign up. Remember, if this thing makes it to SCOTUS, will be a SCOTUS that now has Neil Gorsuch, and, presumably, by the time it gets it, maybe one or two more Trump appointees.

The difference is that the Democrats and the left, as pioneers of this tactic, will certainly know someone else running it when they see it, and therefore, not restrain their outrage machine.





Twilights of Rage

16 06 2017

Miami

OCGE reversed some of Obama’s last moment Cuba policy changeups, and insinuates that none of them will go back in that direction until, among other things, Havana hands over Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur.

ICYMI, here’s a long but excellent book review that’s probably as worthy as the book itself, that puts, among other people, the lovely and gracious Miss Chesimard, into context.  We think it’s never been worse, but the 1970s make our times look Halcyon.





“Pittsburgh, Not Paris”

1 06 2017

Washington, D.C.

Even though civic nationalism is underpowered and long-term ineffective, we just heard an encapsulation of why even it is preferable to ideological-based governance.

It’s because our OCGE must have used the word “our” some 87 million times.  The implication is that countries have concrete interests, economic and otherwise, that are sometimes more important than and sometimes need to take precedence over the ideological proclivities of the people inside of them.