William Hennessy

  • Antibiotic-Resistent Bacterium: Obamacare

    Reading Time: 2 minutesOverexposure to antibiotics and antibacterial soaps and lotions makes bacteria stronger. They adapt. That same thing happened to Obamacare over the years. It’s now untouchable. Obamacare survived the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. So it was born in a toxic environment. Then, Obamacare survived two Supreme Court rulings, each time by a single vote […]

  • 7 Questions for the Freedom Caucus

    Reading Time: 4 minutesYesterday, I placed blame for the healthcare debacle at Speaker Ryan’s feet. I also wrote that I expected the Republican establishment to blame the tea party. To blame us for aborting the Trump presidency in his first 100 days. Today, I’m going to beat the establishment to that punch a little. Because the Freedom Caucus […]

  • Paul Ryan’s Battle of Kasserine Pass

    Reading Time: 2 minutesGeneral George S. Patton arrived in North Africa with a single mission: lead the Allied forces to victory over the Hun. But Patton’s assignment was also in response to a miserable and deadly failure of leadership. The failed leadership of General Lloyd Fredendall. Fredendall was a Francophobe and an Anglophobe ill-suited to wage coalition warfare; […]

  • Neediness

    Reading Time: 2 minutesPresident Trump is teaching the world a huge lesson. That valuable lesson goes something like this: Don’t be needy. Jim Camp is a world-famous negotiation coach. Jim has led some enormous negotiations: labor disputes, huge multi-national buys, and mergers. This is is what Jim says about neediness in his book Start With No: It is absolutely […]

  • Obamacare Repeal Vote Results (Prediction)

    Reading Time: 1 minutesToday, President Trump changed the game. He changed the Prisoner’s Dilemma (coordination) into a game of Chicken (competition). Lifer Republicans have no experience with games of chicken. They were raised on coordination games. By changing the game to Chicken, Donald Trump greatly increased the chances that phony Paul Ryan’s healthcare will PASS. Here’s why briefly. […]

  • Healthcare Strategy: Ignore Government Diet Advice

    Reading Time: 2 minutesYesterday, I established an end: great health care that ordinary people can afford. You remember I talked about John Braddock’s explanation of strategy: choose the end and work backward. Then forword. And Braddock’s first step after choosing an end: what comes immediately before. That’s where we are today. A few weeks back, I wrote several […]

  • Healthcare Strategy Beats Hyperventilating

    Reading Time: 6 minutesPaul Ryan unveiled a health care bill two weeks ago. Ryan’s favorite lobbyists wrote it. They wrote it in secret. They dumped it on the House GOP caucus. A lot of my friends on the right went hermatile. “Shoved down our throats!” “Obamacare two-point-oh!” “Obamacare Lite!” “Tyranny!” “Entitlements!” “Worse than Obamacare!” The most frequently used […]

  • You Can’t Unsee This

    Reading Time: 1 minutesIf you see some idiot in a kilt today, it might be me. You know my story. Aon scéal? (Gaelic for “Any story?”)  

  • Reagan Gives Trump’s Budget TWO THUMBS UP!

    Reading Time: 2 minutesPresident Donald Trump delivered his budget and a message for Congress. Since I’m lazy, I’ll quote Time magazine. First, the President’s message to Congress: “I urge the members of Congress to remember that last November the American people’s message was loud and clear. The mandate for change, expressed by the American people, was not my […]

  • Trump, The Jobs President

    Reading Time: 1 minutesYou can actual FEEL America getting GREAT again! ADP payroll report shows President Trump made a big down payment on his promise to be the greatest jobs president ever.  The economy added nearly 300,000 new jobs last month. Economists expected a rise of 190,000. It was the biggest jump in jobs in 6 years. The […]

  • Many Times Trump’s Crazy Statements Turned Out to Be Right

    Reading Time: 4 minutesAlmost every time Donald Trump says something crazy, something so outlandish and wrong, he later turns out to be right. I know his critics can’t read my blog. (Literally, they can’t. They have a psychological problem that prevents their brains from processing information that’s inconsistent with their beliefs.) But for those of you who want […]

  • Donald Trump’s Crazy Ivan

    Reading Time: 3 minutesCold War submarine lore. I can’t go into all of it here, but I can tell you about one bit of that lore: the Crazy Ivan. Modern submarines have incredible passive sonar arrays. They can hear everything in the ocean for hundreds of miles around. Everything. Everything except something directly behind them. Behind a submarine […]

  • John McCain’s Most Evil Sin

    Reading Time: 2 minutesJohn McCain may have done some heroic things, but he is a hero no more. Imagine how you’d feel. A knock on your door. Through the deadlights around your front door, you see a car with government stencils on the side. When you get close enough, you look out and see a man in uniform. […]

  • When Democrats Loved ’em Some Ruskies

    Reading Time: 1 minutesIn 2012, Barack Obama got caught telling Russian Prime Minister Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” after the election. Later in 2012, during a debate, Obama accused GOP candidate Mitt Romney of stoking Cold War fears against our new friends in Moscow.  Obama said, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back […]

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