“Shooting a Possible”


Target shooters refer to putting all 10 shots into the Ten-Ring of the bullseye as “shooting a Possible,” i.e,, achieving the best score one can.

There were 27 house seats that the “experts” rated as toss ups in the recent election. Republican won every one of them—not 10 out of 10, 27 out of 27. There was no blue wave, except in a handful of urban areas where logistical failures related to stocks of preprinted votes caused delays in ballot counting.

The Week Ahead


These days, I’m only cleared for local rumor, so I’m not sure about the reliability of the various hints, leaks, and innuendos swirling around the legal challenges to the questionable vote counts in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona. However, I’m probably safe in predicting that while all those case won’t be settled this week, we will see actual hard news about them that will be interesting.

BTW, when the Biden family began working with Chinese investors, did anyone inform them of the Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times!”?

Nevada, Murphy’s Law, and Unintended Consequences


It looks as if Nevada may become the 15th state to give away its right under Article !!, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution to determine how its electors would vote for President. NPR is reporting the likelihood of the Nevada joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as if it were a good thing.

The Compact would become active if states with at least 270 electoral votes join. If that happens, the participating states would give their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Gentle Reader, suppose enough states join. Now, suppose Donald Trump wins a majority of the popular vote.

Would that be a good thing?