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
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
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?
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
Yesterday, December 23, day two of pardonpalooza, saw 26 more full pardons and three individual sentences that were fully or partially commuted. That followed Tuesday's warm-up exercise when Trump issued 15 pardons and five commutations. Three notable pardons on day two were Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner, and Roger Stone. Seeing Paul Manafort pardoned was particularly … Continue reading Grumpy Grampa’s Revenge Hell- Day II
As per his plan to burn down the country on his way out of office, the toddler-in-chief has issued pardons to more of his undeserving felonious friends. He has pardoned the four Blackwater contractors who were convicted after killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, in what has been dubbed the Nisour Square Massacre. Blackwater is … Continue reading Grumpy Grampa’s Revenge: Pardons and More