A Few More Snippets …

I tried watching Kayleigh McEnany’s press briefing a few minutes ago, but all I could do was shake my head and laugh … she is as a puppet on a string … whatever is asked, she will find a way to praise Trump.  I wonder if her conscience pricks her at night, or if she truly believes the lies she spews?  In addition, since all the reporters were masked and there was no closed captioning, I wasn’t able to understand any of the questions, so I gave up on it … I’ll read the transcript later.  Anyway, there is more to talk about today …

Breaking News!

Mitch McConnell Congratulates Biden for Being the President-elect!

It should not be “Breaking News” that the Senate Majority leader congratulates the President-elect on winning the election more than a month after the fact.  It’s what I call ‘common courtesy’, part of our government leaders treating each other with respect.  But, the very first “Breaking News” alerts on my phone were just that … all three of them, from The Guardian, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.  Said McConnell …

“Yesterday, electors met in all 50 states. So, as of this morning, our country officially has a President-elect and a Vice President-elect. Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result. But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th. The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.”

McConnell’s move is more than a month too late, and came only after the Electoral College voted to confirm the will of the people.  Apparently ol’ Mitchie finally woke to the inevitable and realized that he’s going to have to work with the Biden/Harris team for at least the next four years.

Trump, on the other hand, is still continuing to live in his little fantasy world …

“Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud.  There has never been anything like this in our country!”

Twitter responsibly labeled his tweet with “This claim on election fraud is disputed”.

Remember, folks … WE are paying him to sit around and think up this nonsense!

Say WHAT???

Trump is now scraping the bottom of the barrel for lawyers, as all those who have decent reputations have distanced themselves from his frivolous lawsuits.  One of those who still clings to Trump in hopes of … I have no idea what his hopes are … is Lucian Lincoln “Lin” Wood.  Now, ol’ Lin has been busy of late, filing lawsuits with no evidence to back them up, but yesterday he went a couple of steps too far in my book.

Lin posted on Twitter …

“Better to be safe than sorry. Make sure you have PLENTY of water, food, flashlights & batteries, candles, radio, 2nd Amendment supplies, & a plan to meet with leaders of your communities. Remember we only have 1 President at a time. Our leader is @realDonaldTrump, not Biden.”

“2nd Amendment supplies”???  Guns and ammo?  What … is he planning a war?  But he wasn’t done.  Speaking of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, he said they should be jailed!

“President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man. He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially “Republicans.”  He gave @BrianKempGA & @GaSecofState every chance to get it right. They refused. They will soon be going to jail.”

Never before have I seen a president surround himself with such pond scum as Lawyer Wood … and others.  The only thing Kemp and Raffensperger did was their job … they upheld the law … so no, they aren’t going to jail, but I have a feeling Mr. Wood may soon lose his license to practice law, as well he should!

And if you think U.S. politics are screwed up …

The headline in The Guardian reads …

Paris city hall fined for putting too many women in senior roles

Paris city authorities have been fined for employing too many women in senior positions, a decision mocked as absurd by the mayor, Anne Hidalgo, on Tuesday.

The fine of €90,000 (£81,000) was demanded by France’s public service ministry on the grounds that Paris city hall had broken national rules on gender parity in its 2018 staffing.

“I am happy to announce that we have been fined,” Hidalgo, a member of the Socialist party, told a city council meeting, adding that she had been filled with joy when she learned of the penalty.

Hidalgo said she was faulted because 11 women and only five men were named to management positions in city hall in 2018, meaning that 69% of the appointments went to women.

One thing is for sure … there’s no danger of that happening here in the U.S. any time soon!

8 thoughts on “A Few More Snippets …

  1. Hi Jill, there’s one more issue you should be made aware of – Electors in 7 States Cast Dueling Votes for Trump.
    The MSM, social media chose not to report this fact for fear of potential rioting.

    Republican electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico cast alternative slates of votes for President Donald Trump on Dec. 14, as the certified Democrat electors in the same states cast votes for former Vice President Joe Biden.While there’s precedent for dueling sets of electors casting votes in a presidential election, the number of states involved in the action sent the 2020 election into uncharted territory. Democrats successfully executed the same gambit in Hawaii in 1960 by casting an alternative set of votes for John F. Kennedy after the state’s governor certified the electors for Richard Nixon.Congress ultimately counted the Kennedy electors even though he wasn’t declared the winner in the election until 11 days after Nixon’s electors were certified. President Donald Trump and allied third parties are pursuing legal challenges to the election in all of the states involved, including a lawsuit filed in New Mexico on the same day as the Electoral College vote.

    “Sending more than one slate of electors is not unheard of,” said Meshawn Maddock, Michigan Republican at-large national elector, in an emailed release. “It’s our duty to the people of Michigan and to the U.S. Constitution to send another slate of electors if the election is in controversy or dispute—and clearly it is.”

    The Republicans in other states explained their rationale in similar terms, underlining that casting their votes would preserve Trump’s legal claim for the election as the president pursues legal challenges to the outcome.


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      • That’s very good to hear! Then this must be another stall tactic employed by Trump supporting state reps to muddy the waters until Jan 6th when the EC votes are officially certified by Congress. Let’s hope everything remains calm & non-eventful til then.


        • Not sure if this scenario will come to pass, but this is what Trump is counting on…. not sure if this is even procedurally correct:

          “The dueling sets will likely trigger a contested electoral vote count in Congress. Each slate of electors can be challenged with the approval of one member of the House and one senator. Both chambers of Congress would then retire to debate and vote on the slate.

          Depending on the outcome of the Senate runoffs in Georgia, Trump would require near-unanimous support in the Senate to block the approval of Biden’s electors.”

          Interesting times we’re living in!


  2. Sounds like ‘Lin’ Wood’ needs arresting along with the whole Trump clan. He is certainly inviting insurrection against a legal Government and Trump and his lot have promoted violence. Lord only knows how your country ever came to this pass but it needs stopping in its tracks before Trump follows Flynn’s advice and tries o usurp control of the Country under emergency powers.

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    • I fully agree! My jaw did drop when I read his tweets! If I tweeted such a thing, the men in dark suits and dark glasses would be pounding on my door at dawn the next morning! I don’t know how we came to this pass either, but I think it was numerous stones along the way … unfettered capitalism, unabridged personal freedoms, worship of money, guns in the hands of people who ought not to have them, and ignorance. Sigh. All I know now is that if we stay on the path we’re on, this nation cannot stand united, and We the People will pay the price while the corrupt politicians will reap the rewards. As re Flynn … there was a reason Trump pardoned him when he did … Sigh.

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  3. Jill, PBS Newshour talked with some immigrant US citizens. They see what the outgoing president (let’s him OP) is saying equating him to a third world autocrat. They also noted the world is watching OP’s actions and fear what it does to our democracy.

    This is why OP remains the greatest threat to our democracy, and he does not care. Yet, take some amusement in knowing McConnell’s announcement is just eating at OP’s craw, especially the advice to not make any more issue with the election. Keith

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    • Aye, and I have also compared him to a third-world autocrat more than a few times. He is a wanna-be king without the intellect or compassion to be so.

      Op (small ‘p’, for I’ve never used the title in conjunction with his name) is indeed the greatest threat to our democracy, but more … he is the greatest threat to the world, the planet. His denial of climate change and refusal to adhere to regulations intended to cut down on CO2 emissions is unconscionable and endangers every person on the planet. Yes, I did chuckle a bit at not only McConnell’s announcement, but also that his buddy Vladimir has accepted the election results and acknowledges Joe Biden as the next president! Trump must have sputtered and choked on his morning coffee!


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