Today the House Judicial Committee, with Jerry Nadler as chair, will start their impeachment hearings. Because only the Judicial Committee can craft articles of impeachment, it is still unclear whether or not Adam Schiff and his committee are still in action. As Schiff himself may be called to testify, it is unsure whether or not it will be necessary to send him a subpoena.
Last week we described how Trump’s word “favor” was transmogrified into “demand” by Lt. Col. Vindman. This week we are trying to ascertain who first said that Trump was seeking “dirt” on a potential political opponent. Possibly it was Schiff himself or the phantom whistleblower.
Reports indicate that Nadler was miffed when the initial impeachment proceedings were snatched from his committee and given to Schiff by Pelosi. As for Nadler, vintage TV of the Clinton impeachment shows him saying that no President should ever be impeached or put on public display.
President Trump has said that he looks forward to appearing, but his legal team might dissuade him.***
POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK. In a recent TV appearance, promoting her new book, disgraced former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice was trashing President Trump about his predilection for lying and said, “Our leadership should not lie to us”. This seems strange coming from the same Susan Rice who went on the Sunday TV shows to state that the Benghazi Raid was the result of a video made in America. When it was revealed that she had lied, she lost her shot at Secretary of State which was then given to second choice John Kerry. According to all reports at the time, Obama requested Hillary Clinton to make the TV appearances, but she was clever enough not to do so. As it turned out, Rice was second only to Obama for prevarications. Obama himself was credited for the lie of the year when he was pushing for Obamacare.***
LATEST CALIFORNIA STUDY. According to published reports on the status of California, the once Golden State is fast becoming a feudal society with the greatest income inequality in the country. With the homeless population increasing daily, the government seems to have no workable solution. Governor Newsom inviting illegal immigrants and all who want to come for free healthcare. Housing prices are double the national average and the University of Berkeley is still the headquarters for liberal outbursts. Recently, a group of leftwing students prevented attendees from entering a building to hear a conservative speaker. As a result, all these people are leaving California in droves and unfortunately for us their first stop is Nevada which has now burgeoned to 3 million in population. I can remember when Nevada’s slogan was “One square man for every square mile”.***
ONE OF A KIND. A week ago Sunday, local ad man Mark Curtis, unveiled his new book entitled, “One of a Kind” in the great room at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the campus of the University. As he wryly noted in his opening statement, “This is the best book I never wrote”. For indeed, he had 83 writers compose a related subject which tends to make the Biggest Little City a unique, one of a kind community. As a token of his appreciation to the writers and photographers, he presented them with a free copy of his tome. The book itself is a coffee table type production which features outstanding photos to go with each story. Among those in attendance several of the writers read small excerpts of their work. Chief among them was former Governor Brian Sandoval. Quite appropriately the first story in the book was penned by Joe Crowley, the late President of the University. Mark’s father was a classmate of mine in journalism at the U and I have known Mark since he was a toddler and the event was especially meaningful for me. Both my son Zach and I have a story in the book. His is on the Reno Air Races and mine is on a horseback adventure on Rattlesnake Mountain.
The event was scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and featured a networking session complete with wine and a lot of good conversation by the various writers and photographers. The book is on sale currently at most local bookstores and makes a handsome Christmas Gift.