Friday, March 27, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Gets Confirmed: Do the Math -- Huffington Post Out to Lunch (Again)

Huffington Post (Jennifer Bendery) just reported on March 26, 2015 that only four Republicans plan to vote for Loretta Lynch, leaving a fifty-fifty vote, saying she needs another Republican to be confirmed, wondering where the 51st vote could possibly come from. Why wonder? The Vice President of the United States is President of the Senate and votes to break all ties. It's in the Constitution. Article I, section. 3, clause 4. Reporters, please study constitutional law. Now. Enough clueless lugubrious gooberishness from national news media. Good night.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stanley Johnson, R.I.P.

I fondly remember Johnson Gage Company CEO Mr. Stanley Johnson as a man of courage. He empowered ethical professional engineers, including one of my clients, to speak out against retaliation and low-quality fasteners at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station of Southern California Edison Company. The transcript of his unrebutted expert testimony on gaging in San Diego (before U.S. Department of Labor District Chief Administrative Law Judge Robert D. Kapan of Camden, N.J.) indicates he picked up a fastener and it "rang" because it was dimensionally-nonconforming. Some 60-70% of the fasteners at San Onofre were dimensionally nonconforming -- hundreds of thousands of them located close to an earthquake fault line. Although NRC was insouciant, Mr. Johnson helped us win justice for my professional engineer client against Southern California Edison Company. Mr. Johnson was a truly wonderful man who was angry at injustice and coverups by the U.S. nuclear powerplant industry. He enjoyed life and he freely gave of his time to help us conquer what General George S. Patton, Jr. might have called "the wickedness and oppression" of the "enemies" of workplace free speech rights in the nuclear industry. By the way, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has finally closed. Salud, Mr. Johnson!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Granville P. Ambidexter For President?

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON's secretive e-mail suppression and deletion scheme makes me want someone to run for President as a Democrat who is not a narcissist, not a corporate shill and not a disaster-in-waiting.
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schweizer, or even Granville P. Ambidexter?
Who is Granville P. Ambidexter?
 A made-up name of a possible dark horse, in the mouth of a journalist character the late New York Times Associate Editor Tom Wicker's great political novel, "Facing the Lions."
 America needs HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON to be coronated without vigorous primaries as the Democratic nominee for aPresident like a moose needs a hatrack.
 What do you reckon?