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

“God Bless CPAC?”

Ted Cruz not only escaped Texas during a catastrophic event but he flitted off to Florida to perform an offensive stand-up comedy routine, joking “Orlando’s nice, not as nice as Cancun.” https://youtu.be/C4ImxKXSxR4 The venue was CPAC, or Conservative Political Action Conference, and the stage in the Orlando Hyatt Hotel conference room, from which Cruz and … Continue reading “God Bless CPAC?”

CPAC Weekend — Oh Joy

CPAC weekend has arrived, oh joy. What is CPAC? I sit at a cafe under an umbrella, my elbow rests on a small mosaic table that holds a cup of thick Turkish coffee, and a pack of filterless European cigarettes. Closing my eyes, head in hand, I bask in the warmth of the sun, inhaling … Continue reading CPAC Weekend — Oh Joy

The Problem With Joe Manchin

This from Wikipedia: “Joseph Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state … Continue reading The Problem With Joe Manchin

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

“Members Present”

On Thursday, day three of Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial, two violations occurred that should, but won't, change the trial's trajectory. “No person shall be convicted [of impeachment] without the concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present” Article 1 § 3 US Constitution Fifteen to seventeen Senate seats on the GOP side were vacant for … Continue reading “Members Present”