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

Senate Blocks Commission as a Favor to Mitch

Six GOP Senators Put Country First Voting YES:CassidyCollinsMurkowskiPortmanRomneySasseEleven Senators Did Not Bother to Vote:Blackburn (R-TN)Blunt (R-MO)Braun (R-IN)Burr (R-NC)Inhofe (R-OK)Murray (D-WA)Risch (R-ID)Rounds (R-SD)Shelby (R-AL)Sinema (D-AZ)Toomey (R-PA) Remember the eleven Senators who were not willing to attach their names to a vote. Remember too the 35 Republicans who voted to block the commission- they won. How many … Continue reading Senate Blocks Commission as a Favor to Mitch

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

Senate Indictment Doesn’t Stick to Teflon Don— Again

Before I start my rant about the Saturday vote to acquit Donald Trump, I believe the defense team’s creative method of distraction on Friday merits mention. The following people were randomly brought into the defense team's argument: Madonna, Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro, ANTIFA, and of course Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton. Très bizarre. Democrats … Continue reading Senate Indictment Doesn’t Stick to Teflon Don— Again

Consequences First, Then Unity

Overlook flex cuffs, bombs, and gallows The cornered leaders plea It's time for unity and healing There’s nothing here to see https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1348293638648782851?s=21 A map of tunnels in the basement, Directions from the vice, Meanwhile, the mob is plotting To return “next time not so nice” https://twitter.com/jcrongeyer/status/1348271530346733571?s=21 Erik Prince’s blackwater army Push past the maga pawn … Continue reading Consequences First, Then Unity

Joe Biden Will Be President on January 20

Yesterday we went from feelings of euphoria after hearing confirmation of the unlikely double win in the Senate that gives Democrats control of Congress, to a feeling of satisfaction after hearing that Joe Biden nominated Merrick Garland to be the next Attorney General of the United States. That is quite a trade up from Bill … Continue reading Joe Biden Will Be President on January 20