Some days every bit of ‘news’ I read raises my hackles. Especially these days when one actor slapping another at the Academy Awards is the major news story of the day … never mind that the Russians are bombing the hell out of Ukraine, people are fleeing and people are dying. Never mind that we have a major divide in this nation that isn’t going to resolve itself any time soon and that is likely to lead to major chaos during the mid-term elections in November. Never mind that schools are depriving children of an education and states are depriving women of their right to healthcare. Never mind that the majority of states are engaging in unique ways to take away our right to vote, while Congress sits on their patooties whistling Dixie! No … let’s just worry about a couple of actors acting like juveniles! Grrrrrrrrrrr. So, you get the idea … today is a day for snarky snippets! But, in the interest of preserving your sanity, I confined myself to only two snippets this morning!
Send her back to Georgia!!!
There are lots … and I DO mean lots … or people in Congress who I think demean the entire legislative branch of government, from Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Matt Gaetz and on down the line. But the worst of the worst seems to be that blonde bimbo, Margie Greene, aka Marjorie Taylor Greene. I refuse to waste the time and energy to type her full name every time! The latest?
After the press decided to have a field day with President Biden’s final thoughts at his speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, March 26th, broadly and erroneously hinting that the president was calling for a potential regime change in Russia from without, Ms. Greene said the following …
“The most needed regime change right now is the one in the United States for ruining our country.”
Greene asserts that President Biden is “ruining our country,” and that removing him is thus more urgent than responding to Putin’s attacks on Ukraine, but then, she’s also made it clear that she’s sick of hearing about Ukraine at all and thinks that “real Americans” don’t care about Ukraine and are focused only on inflation and gas prices. Well, nobody ever accused her of having a brain, did they? I beg the good people of Georgia to please, please do not send Ms. Greene back to Congress in November! Keep her in Georgia!!!
Lock him up!!! (And throw away the key!)
Are we finally about to see some meaningful action over the January 6th attempt to overthrow the government by Trump & associates? Well … maybe. Federal Judge David O. Carter of the Central District of California ruled yesterday that former President Donald J. Trump and a lawyer, John Eastman, who had advised him on how to overturn the 2020 election “most likely” had committed felonies, including obstructing the work of Congress and conspiring to defraud the United States.
It’s the “most likely” part that I don’t like … there is no “most likely” … it is a fact known by anyone who can read and think! Said the Judge …
“The illegality of the plan was obvious. Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the vice president to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election.”
Trump has not been charged with any crime yet, and the judge’s ruling has no immediate, practical legal effect on him. But it essentially ratified the committee’s argument that Mr. Trump’s efforts to block Congress from certifying President Biden’s Electoral College victory and could well rise to the level of a criminal conspiracy. Could??? Damn well better!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the House committee investigating the events of and leading up to January 6th voted 9-0 on Monday night to recommend criminal contempt of Congress charges against two allies of Trump — Peter Navarro, a former White House adviser, and Dan Scavino Jr., a former deputy chief of staff — for their participation in efforts to overturn the 2020 election and their subsequent refusal to comply with the panel’s subpoenas. The matter now moves to the Rules Committee, then the full House. If it passes there, the Justice Department will decide whether to charge the men. A contempt of Congress charge carries a penalty of up to a year in jail. One year??? That’s the maximum they might get for plotting to overthrow the government and hand the nation over to a lunatic dictator??? 🤦