Tag: Deep State

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Under the heading “You cannot make this stuff up!”, we will have to file this unbelievable, in the true sense of that word, headline: Seriously? Crooked Comey Quotes Scripture to Taunt Trump Over Mueller Witch Hunt Seems that the man who was until recently everybody’s favorite Eagle Scout, has now taken to quoting Scripture and […]

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The following video is from the recent Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert program. I hope the source of the interview is overlooked – she is extremely sought after  by talking heads on both sides of the aisle, and Stacy Herbert lets Catherine do some 90% of the talking. I chose this particular interview as it […]

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I was ruminating a post on my thoughts about a show I recently discovered, Yes (Prime) Minister when Bill mentioned it on the recent podcast. Quite simply: this show is amazing. I’m surprised I’m just now discovering it. The parodic portrayal of the ugly side of gov’t bureaucracy is brilliant and hilarious. They were making […]

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Adam J. White joins Brian Anderson to discuss the “administrative state,” often described as the fourth branch of the federal government. Under the Obama administration, bureaucratic agencies were aggressively utilized to bypass congressional hostility to the progressive agenda.

In 2014, President Obama declared his “pen and phone” strategy: if the Republican-controlled Congress was unwilling to act on his priorities, he would sign executive orders directing federal agencies to enforce new rules or ignore existing ones. Environmental regulations, immigration reform, and Internet neutrality were just a few areas where the Obama administration directed agencies to make substantial policy changes.

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Charles Hugh Smith’s blog Of Two Minds is a place I go sometimes to get a fresh look at some things. His blog was included in that original Washington Post list of alleged Russian propaganda sites when the establishment media was trying to link everyone associated with the Trump campaign as colluding with the Russians. He published […]

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Deep Stasis: The Rubber Room

 

I assume that everyone here has heard about the Rubber Room policy in the New York City schools.  This policy, is designed to deal with teachers who, frequently for reasons of criminal behavior, cannot be put in a classroom.  Union regulations prevent the schools from doing the obviously sensible thing and firing them, so they warehouse them, having them come to a room every day and just sit there, in exchange for their salary and benefits, and if they stay around long enough, their pension.  The last time I heard, there are 3,000 of them.

It occurred to me that the same type of strategy might be very effective in helping the Trump administration deal with the problem of politically motivated leaks, and other resistance to the implementation of his policies, the issue that is being called the Deep State.  I propose that Trump set up a Rubber Room for each department and agency within the federal government.