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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Writer's Life 5/25 - Summer

FBI director James Comey has been criticized by the White House for mentioning the rising violence in urban areas. The administration has accused him of reading too much into troubling statistics. In an op-ed piece in today's NY Post, Heather MacDonald informs that homicides have risen nine percent in America's 63 largest cities. Economically, socially and culturally, the nation in 2016 has a feel similar to the late 60's, early 70's. Anyone nostalgic for a return of that era may get his/her wish. The police, who were blasted for being too aggressive, are now being ridiculed for not doing enough. The so-called Ferguson Effect seems real. Aging radicals must have shed sentimental tears in viewing footage or reading about the rioting last night at the Trump rally in New Mexico. Leftists who support Hillary might now be even angrier as a State Department Inspector General report said her email server violated agency rules.

Michael Goodwin devotes most of his column to the boring saga of the scandals of NYC marxist mayor, Bill deBlasio. He gives much less space to a more interesting argument. If Bill Cosby must stand trial for past alleged sex crimes, why not Bill Clinton? Of course, most of the press will delight in the plight of Cosby, who made several lengthy comments critical of popular culture, especially that of the inner city. Those same media folks have always protected the Clintons. The hypocrisy of Cosby is unacceptable to them. That of the Clintons is. It's selective outrage.

I'm reading a Japanese mystery. The author has used the following many times in the first 70 pages: "..." Google search does not recognize it. If anyone reading this blog knows what it means, please leave a comment.

"The summer wind came blowin' in..." So wrote the great Johnny Mercer. Welcome. The temperature is supposed to challenge 90 today and tomorrow. Maybe my apartment won't be so cold at night after the mini heat wave. My thanks to the kind folks who bought wares today, and to the gentleman who stopped his bike long enough to drop off a bag of books that included four Harry Potters, a Steven King and a Suzanne Collins, all in excellent condition.
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