The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


I grew up in a hard-scrabble mill town in Southern CT—a place that sadly, had its best years behind it. It was a wonderful place to grow up, even though there was crime and poverty and a rough feel to the place. You learned to become street smart very fast. You learned to recognize a street hustle before you were taken in by it, that you can't make nice with people who want to do you harm, and that some people have no compunction about taking what others have earned through hard work. Valuable lessons, all.

Sure there were a few nice neighborhoods where "rich people" lived, but in my neighborhood it wasn't unusual to see gangs of teenagers doing what gangs of teenagers do—only without the weaponry that today's gangs bring to bear.

And that is a roundabout way of getting to choreography. I can recall going to see the release of the movie "West Side Story" with my friends. When West Side Story's rival gangs broke into a choreographed dance number, I remember laughing out loud. I was too unsophisticated to recognize that a musical wasn't supposed to reflect real life, tough guys dancing in unison on city streets just looked silly to me.

I kinda get the same feeling today while watching the supposed congressional 'tough guy' Democrats dancing their way into an impeachment circus. It's all choreographed to such an extent that you just have to laugh out loud. We find the mysterious deep state and Democrat-connected whistleblower tap dancing behind an opaque curtain, unavailable for hard questions about his motivations and his connections. We listen to coordinated leaks from the "secret" testimony of disgruntled anti-Trump deep staters who tell us that they disapproved of Trump's handling of a phone call. We can't avoid the fake news and wailing of the trained hamsters in the main stream media as they work hard to amplify the Democrats' attempt to damage Trump before the 2020 election. We listen to inveterate liars like Adam Schiff and his new mini-me, Eric Swalwell, tell us repeatedly that the 'rule of law' must prevail as they consistently disregard it. It's a dance, and a very bad one at that.

Conservative commentator Cal Thomas writes:
A media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from office, a series of at first private testimonies by people who appear to have similar motives and connections to Democrats and/or anti-Trump forces, and now a new book by “Anonymous,” which claims the president has a bad attitude and is difficult to work with.

Where to start?

“Anonymous” is a self-admitted coward. He, or she, apparently still works within the administration. A true patriot would resign and go public so their accusations could be tested. Writing a book like this while still on the public payroll is more than cowardly; it is also an attempt to disregard, disrespect and dishonor the people who voted for Donald Trump.

Next comes the testimony starting Wednesday of carefully selected “witnesses” before Rep. Adam Schiff’s “intelligence” committee (now there’s a play on words).

These testimonies are designed to advance the left’s narrative about Ukraine, but only the narrative that fits their agenda and not the one featuring a real quid pro quo involving Joe Biden and his overpaid son, who held a directorship with a Ukraine energy company while his father was vice president and involved in U.S. policy on Ukraine. At the time, the elder Biden urged Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, with the threat of withholding U.S. aid.
It's all choreographed for maximum effect—the timing, the visuals, the dance moves. There's only one problem. For tens of millions of Americans who live in a reality-based world, this choreography looks about as fake as the one in the street scene in West Side Story.