Republicans Continue to Legislate Disenfranchisement

A week after Georgia passed their election reform bill, SB 202, a bill that makes it harder to vote and gives Republican state legislatures the power to toss out election results at their pleasure, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian wrote the following in a memo to employees: “I need to make it crystal clear that … Continue reading Republicans Continue to Legislate Disenfranchisement

Biden, Day Fifty-Nine

President Joe Biden’s goal when he took office was to have 100,000,000 vaccinations administered in his first 100 days in office. Today is day 59 and the vaccine count is at 122,000,000— so he lied. (That was a joke.) I don’t think I’m alone in applauding his efforts to date. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/ Among the 122 million … Continue reading Biden, Day Fifty-Nine

Welcome Attorney General Merrick Garland

Today was Merrick Garland’s first day. During his confirmation hearings, he clarified that his priority will be to address the Capitol riot on January 6. Insurrectionists are about to go through some things. What happened on January 6, at the Capitol Building was an organized attempted coup, one in which congressional insiders were involved. https://twitter.com/meidastouch/status/1366930037723656192?s=21Continue reading Welcome Attorney General Merrick Garland

A Shrewder Schumer

Chuck Schumer is no Nancy Pelosi; that was my sentiment a week ago. Friday he earned my respect. The Senate voted Thursday on a motion to extend their debate on the Covid relief bill to 20 hours. The results of the vote, to keep working, went along Party lines and Vice President Kamala Harris was … Continue reading A Shrewder Schumer

Caesar Salad, The Filibuster, and Senator Ron Johnson

Let's start with some basic history, (yawn.) The filibuster dates back to Ancient Rome. Some guy in a metal skirt named Phil The toga-clad politician who created the filibuster was the young Senator Cato, and his foray into time-wasting began in 60 BCE. Cato's method of forestalling votes on proposals he disagreed with was to … Continue reading Caesar Salad, The Filibuster, and Senator Ron Johnson

“The Lack of Actionable Intelligence”

A parliamentary inquiry into the "lack of actionable intelligence" shared before the attack on the Capitol building on January 6th began on Tuesday. The term “parliamentary inquiry” in layman’s terms is the Senate requesting formal clarification of a procedural situation. The term “lack of actionable intelligence,” could apply anything about that former guy’s entire existence. … Continue reading “The Lack of Actionable Intelligence”