Somebody lit the fuse

Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and other tyrannies have used such tactics to great effect. When mobs attack anti-government demonstrators, for example, the police either disappear or stand by watching. …

You’re the horse

That’s the Democrat 2020 campaign theme. The Democrats’ 2020 theme is that you are terrible and the party’s slogan will be “Americans suck, vote for us.” The precise candidate who will employ it is not important because they all embrace the notion that punishing the essential moral failure of you and me and every other …

Meeting advice for my wife.

No large meetings unless they’re of value to the entire audience. Keep them short. Don’t have frequent meetings unless the matter is truly urgent. Resolve it; stop meeting. If you are not adding value to a meeting, walk out or drop off the call. Don’t use acronyms and nonsense words for objects, software, or processes. …