January 29, 2014
In the short story "Silver Blaze" there's the following exchange between Sherlock Holmes and a Scotland Yard detective:
Gregory : "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time."
Holmes: "That was the curious incident."
In other words, the guard dog didn't bark because he was friendly with the culprit.
On immigration, Obama's State of the Union address last night was the dog that didn't bark. He said almost nothing on it; out of nearly 7,000 words, the immigration paragraph contained fewer than 200 and was devoid of substance: "fix our broken immigration system," "fulfill their dreams," "Let's get it done. It's time." What's more, Obama didn't single out for recognition any of the illegal aliens invited by the White House and Democratic congressmen to attend. Read more...