It’s Friday. Are you wearing Green?

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

From The Prayer of St. Patrick

“Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.”

On this day in history, Golda Meir (1898-1978), became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.

I visited Israel on two separate occasions some forty years ago. I would love to visit again.

I’m getting to do some traveling this year. You know I’ll tell you about it when it’s time.

In the meantime, I have a list of projects. You have a list of projects.

I won’t get through my entire list over the weekend, but I’ll make progress,

And, on Monday, we’ll welcome Spring.

In the meantime, Happy St. Patrick’s Day


I’m not Irish. At least, so far, I’ve not traced any of the lines back to Ireland. But I’ll find something green to wear. Although most of my holiday attire leans toward the red.

I won’t be celebrating tonight. Not even a green beer.

Go and celebrate as you see fit. Do so responsibly.

But, before you do…


Biden 2020 campaign had ‘surreptitious involvement’ in Russian disinfo hoax surrounding Post’s Hunter laptop story: FEC complaint
New York Post
Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign had “surreptitious involvement” in organizing a letter written by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely claimed the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.

DeSantis Is Right About Ukraine
Kurt Schlichter in Townhall
Americans are not pacifists, but they are sick of failure, and that’s what Ukraine is looking to become. Most Americans feel that Ukraine is corrupt, which it totally is – I saw it personally.

J.K. Rowling Puts the Kibosh on Transgender Ideology With Language That Is Going to Set Off a Firestorm
In the midst of that, many on the right have finally woken up to say enough is enough, and in that fight, they’ve found an unlikely ally. Enter J.K. Rowling, the famed author of the Harry Potter series, who, despite her generally leftward leanings, has become a leading voice against transgender ideology.


American singer, pianist, and television host, Nat King Cole, was born on this day in 1919 (died 1965). I don’t know if Nat ?King Cole ever sang “Danny Boy” but here is he is with Unforgettable.


And before you go, no really, this time…here’s the best of all time version of Danny Boy.


What Do You Need to Know?

All lives have triumphs and tragedies, laughter and tears, and mine has been no different.

Thelma Catherine Ryan “Pat” Nixon, First Lady of the United States from January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974, was born on this day in 1912 (died 1993)

Today is National Freedom of Information Day, recognized annually during Sunshine Week. It is also the birthday of our fourth U.S. President James Madison (1751-1836).

I deal with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) stuff in my day job. I am not allowed to say “do y’all really need that?”

And that’s all I’m saying about that.

I’ve had great success being a total idiot.

American actor and comedian, Jerry Lewis, was born on this day in 1926 (died 2017)

Look no further than Washington and you’ll be reminded that Lewis wasn’t the only one to have success as an idiot.

And that’s a bipartisan statement.

I lived and worked in the DC area for almost eight years. I commuted to Capitol Hill every day.

I know whereof I speak.

Being a young conservative in DC in the latter years of the Reagan Administration was a pretty special thing.

That doesn’t mean there weren’t total idiots in town.

Your partisan assessment may vary.

No seriously, I don’t really think there are more idiots in DC today. I just think social media makes them more accessible.

The last thing I will say is, you get what you vote for.

Maybe all the idiots aren’t in DC after all.

I’m sorry, did I type that outloud?


Speculation mounts over ID of ‘new’ Biden family member who got cut of $3M wire
New York Post
It’s Washington’s newest guessing game: Who is the unnamed Biden family member who got proceeds from a $3 million wire to Hunter Biden associate John “Rob” Walker weeks after Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017?

Leadership: Biden Calls On Banks To Stop Collapsing
The Babylon Bee
“Hey there, banks! Yeah, you! Stop it! I mean it! Not a joke!” said the President to a smiley face written on his thumb in Sharpie he mistook for one of his nieces. “You’ve collapsed long enough! I say, no more! That’s enough, banks! Cut it out right now, or so help me I’ll count to ten!”

Chip Roy: ‘It’s Time for Ron DeSantis to Be President’
National Review
“The next President of the United States must be a vibrant and energetic leader with the faith, vision and courage to chart a new course,” Roy said in a statement. “America needs a leader who will truly defend her and empower the people against the destructive force of unrestrained government and corporate excess, profligate spending, and woke cultural indoctrination. That leader is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.”



American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jerry Jeff Walker, was born on this day in 1942 (died 2020).


Michael R. Fletcher on Amazon