One-Sided Budget Negotiation’s

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post. As has become or invariably has been the pattern, Democrats give in to the minority Republicans. Scratched from President Biden’s budget package is a tuition-free community college. Instead, they are considering offering scholarships.Negotiations have resulted in reducing the child tax credit to a 1-year extension. Home health care … Continue reading One-Sided Budget Negotiation’s

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

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

Can We Do Impartial Justice and Convict Him—This Time?

Representative Adam Schiff's closing argument at the end of Trump's first impeachment trial was awe-inspiring. Unfortunately wasn't enough to break the partisan gridlock that has crippled our government for a decade. Donald Trump should have been removed from office a year ago. So many lives have been lost because of the cowards in the Senate … Continue reading Can We Do Impartial Justice and Convict Him—This Time?

Article of Impeachment Delivered

Happy Monday! That is an example of an oxymoron. On this "happy Monday," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has delivered the article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection by Donald Trump to Senate Majority leader Moscow Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer. That is happy news. https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12221 The Senate will begin its trial, deliberating whether or … Continue reading Article of Impeachment Delivered