Dispelling Disinformation

I will not repeat yesterday’s complaint that the Social Security goalpost has been moved for those of us born on or after 1960. “Full retirement age” changes from 65 to 67, for us youngsters. We lose 24 months of social security payments… I won’t say that today. I said it a lot yesterday. Not today … Continue reading Dispelling Disinformation

McCarthy’s Integrity in Exchange for Votes

This is a continuation of my last post, written in the afternoon hours of 1/6. It was after midnight when the 14th attempt to elect a new Speaker of the House ended with the same result as the previous 13. Kevin McCarthy is a historic loser. A failure whose legacy will be hard to beat. … Continue reading McCarthy’s Integrity in Exchange for Votes

Speaker of the House, Take Fourteen

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the 1/6 insurrection. Members of the House gathered outside the Capitol Building to pay tribute to those who fought to defend them and to preserve our democracy. Only one Republican, Brian Fitzpatrick, bothered to attend. Kevin was busy bartering. Also today, members of the House held their 13th vote … Continue reading Speaker of the House, Take Fourteen

McCarthy, Metal Detectors, and Maga… a love story

*Updated It’s a tale as old as time, boy meets MAGA, boy angers MAGA, Trump decides McCarthy has had enough humiliation. The results shown above, from the third vote for Speaker of the House, are much like the first and second. All votes were held yesterday. The House adjourned to reconvene this afternoon. Someone needs … Continue reading McCarthy, Metal Detectors, and Maga… a love story

Mark Meadows’ Muck

The January 6 Select Committee has released a 51-page document containing damning information regarding Mark Meadows. Mr. Meadows had surrendered over nine thousand pages of documents to the commission before deciding (being threatened?) not to comply with further requests for details or to testify under oath. Meadows published a book last week which contains some … Continue reading Mark Meadows’ Muck

Democracy Survived Another Day

The only thing I know for certain is that I know nothing, (just like Jon Snow.) I was born blue. Maybe the doctor should have slapped me and not my mother. [joke] The democratic party has had me in its clutches since I took my first breath because I was raised in Chicago where everyone … Continue reading Democracy Survived Another Day