Because I cannot afford a new computer at the moment, I shan’t write about today’s impeachment proceedings except to say that should Jim Jordan and I ever run into each other in person, his head is likely to look like a rotten turnip once I am done bashing it! Since it is not prudent for me to write about the proceedings today, I figured a few snarky snippets or mini rants might alleviate some of the pressure in my head.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell posted the following on Twitter last evening …
“Critical legislation is currently frozen in place. Casualties of Democrats’ apparent inability to make headway on anything besides fighting with the White House.”
Seriously, Mitchie??? How many bills have been passed by the House that are sitting somewhere in your office because you refuse to even bring them to the Senate floor for a vote??? This was the most hypocritical statement I have ever heard! The House is doing its job at the moment, investigating the criminal activities of the person sitting in the Oval Office. You’ll get your chance to try, and hopefully convict him soon. Meanwhile, why not earn your fat paycheck by passing some of the legislation that has been sent to you by the House?You could start with … For The People Act to secure America’s elections, expand voting rights, and get money out of politics. It was passed by the House and sent to the Senate 250 days ago! The election is in less than 12 months, and your fat patootie is still sitting on the bill to ensure the integrity of the election. Do Your JOB, Mitchell!
Gonna need a new computer after all if I keep beating the lettering off the keys …
U.S. representative Devin Nunes from California is an idiot. There has never been any doubt. I’m seriously considering reprising my Idiot of the Week feature for people like Jim Jordan, Mitch McConnell, and Devin Nunes! The man once co-sponsored an act to discourage frivolous lawsuits, but yet he himself seems to be ‘sue-crazy’. In just the past two years, he has sued …
- A stone fruit farmer in Dinuba, and two other people, for conspiring to damage his 2018 reelection by asking that Nunes not be allowed to call himself a “farmer” on the ballot.
- The research firm Fusion GPS and a Democratic group called Campaign for Accountability for attempting to interfere with his “investigation” (quote marks are mine) into ties between President Trump and Russia when he was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
- Twitter and a couple of parody accounts, including @DevinCow, who has called Nunes “a treasonous cowpoke.” He is asking for $250 million to assuage his hurt feelings.
- McClatchy, parent company of Nunes’ hometown paper, the Fresno Bee, for writing that he had a financial interest in a winery sued by an employee who was asked to work on a charity cruise where men behaved very, very badly.
- And, most recently, Esquire magazine and the journalist Ryan Lizza, who Nunes claims have defamed him to the tune of $75 million in writing about the Nunes family dairy farm, which is not in California, but in Iowa.
Sheesh … is he trying to compete with Donald Trump for the Guinness World Record of most lawsuits?
I could actually write an entire post about Nunes, but he’s not worth that much of my time or energy, so I will confine myself to his latest antics. Now, Nunes is a conspiracy theorist … almost as much of one as Alex Jones! Back in 2018, he came up with some long-winded theory that the FBI was conspiring against Trump. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes participated in yesterday’s impeachment hearings … the ones I’m not writing about tonight.
Nunes began with an opening statement which included a misleading claim that Democrats on the committee had tried to “obtain nude pictures of Trump from Russian pranksters who pretended to be Ukrainian officials.” Then he went on to allege that the Ukraine whistleblower who reported Trump’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was “acknowledged to have a bias against President Trump” and falsely claimed that the whistleblower’s “attorney touted a ‘coup’ against the president.”
Nunes also falsely claimed that Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was to express “concerns about foreign corruption,” even though Trump did not mention “corruption” once on the call. Nunes also falsely claimed that the “officials’ alarm at the president’s actions was typically based on second-hand, third-hand and even fourth-hand rumors and innuendo,” even though multiple witnesses testified about first-hand interactions with Trump and with others.
Here’s another one whose head should be made to look like a rotten turnip!
Oh, and now that you’ve gone and mentioned Trump …
The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, arrived at the White House today for a visit with Donald. Don and Recep have a close relationship, there are ties that bind them. Back in 2015, after Trump threw his hat in the ring, he did an interview with then-Breitbart host Steve Bannon. When asked about how he would deal with Turkey if he were to become president …
“I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul. It’s called Trump Towers — two towers, instead of one. … And I’ve gotten to know Turkey very well. They’re amazing people. They’re incredible people. They have a strong leader.”
Yep, straight from the horse’s mouth … a “little conflict of interest”. But wait, it gets even better. Two of Erdoğan’s sons-in-law play a role here. One is Turkey’s Minister of Finance, and deals directly with Trump and Trump’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner (you remember, the one who lied on his security clearance forms and was, therefore, not given the highest level security clearance?). The other son-in-law is actually a Trump business partner and advisor.
After a phone conversation between Trump and Erdoğan last month, Trump pulled our troops out of Syria, leaving Erdoğan to invade the Kurdish-held lands and devastate our allies, the Kurds. And yet, Trump praised Erdoğan …
“We’ve been friends for a long time, almost from day-one. We understand each others’ country. We understand where we are coming from. They’re highly respected in their country and in the region.”
Understands??? Trump understands NOTHING! Another dictator that Trump praises and claims a kinship with, while he feeds our allies to the sharks.
Well, I thought this little rant might help me calm down, get rid of some of the angst residing within my head, but it has only made it worse. Perhaps a little snack …