Thursday, June 14, 2018

Trump and the Columbo Close

I bet most people missed it, but our President got the Kim Jung Un to agree to help find and return the remains of our Korean War dead. He did this by adding on the request as their meeting was breaking up and Kim agreed without thinking. This is a well known negotiating technique known as the Columbo Close. It was made famous in the TV show of the same name when Peter Falk would turn as he walked away and say, "Just one more thing..." which invariably caught the criminal by surprise. Trump used it to perfection to add on the return of our war dead. This is one reason why a businessman can out perform a politician.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Head Count

KSA executed 5 last month. Four were murderers and one was an armed robber. Another unusual thing was that one of the murderers was shot instead of being beheaded. The year to date count is now up to 51.