It’s been a while since I’ve written a snarky snippets post … but then again, almost all my posts are snarky, aren’t they? But today my snark-o-meter is telling me it’s time to let a bit of it out before I implode, so here we go …
Another day, another impeachment … ho hum
On President Biden’s first full day in the White House back in 2021, Marge Greene filed impeachment charges against him. He had barely even sat down in the chair behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office when she decided he had committed impeachable offenses. Nobody else chose to play her stupid game and the charges sat in the dead impeachment file box, but were added to numerous times over the last two years. In total, impeachment charges have been filed against President Biden no less than nine times in two years, five of which were filed by Marge Greene herself. Grounds? There were none. Republicans just like the limelight. One of the things we have heard repeated ad nauseam for the past year or more was that once the Republicans had a majority in the House, they would be impeaching … pick a name! President Biden, certainly, but also Attorney General Merrick Garland, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Grounds? None.
And so it began yesterday when Representative Patrick Edward Fallon of Texas filed articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Grounds? The resolution claims Mayorkas “engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties,” complaining that he has failed to maintain control over the border. In other words, “None.”
Mr. Fallon has a bit of a history of histrionics:
- Last June he blamed mass shootings on “overuse of these dang smartphones.”
- In June 2021 he co-sponsored a bill that would ban teaching the history of racism in Washington DC public schools.
- Also in June 2021, he signed a letter which demanded that Joe Biden take a cognitive function test.
- Days after being sworn-in in January 2021, Fallon voted to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election.
Prepare yourself for a number of impeachments over the coming months, none of which will have grounds, none of which will result in anybody’s removal from office … it is just another of those distractions the Republicans love to use to keep us stressed and redirect our attention away from their own criminal activities.
Meanwhile, down in FloriDUH …
Newly seated Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson is unveiling his first legislative proposal … a proposal that would prevent businesses from tracking Floridians’ firearm and ammo purchases. Once I got past the spluttering indignation at such a proposal, I looked at his title and wondered what the Sam Hell the Agricultural Commissioner has to do with firearms regulation??? Since when do gun sales fall under the umbrella of the guy who’s supposed to oversee farming and fruit trees? Turns out that in Florida, the Department of Agriculture also includes Consumer Services, the people who issue gun licenses.
Now … I don’t know about you guys, but I think there damn well better be a database of who owns what firearms in this country! If you don’t want your name on that database, then don’t buy a gun! Seems real simple to me. Says Mr. Simpson …
“We are all blessed to live in the free state of Florida where our Second Amendment rights are valued and protected, but Democrats in Washington continue to try to chip away at these rights — and we must stay vigilant. The ‘Florida Arms and Ammo Act’ draws a line in the sand and tells multi-national progressive financial institutions, and their allies in Washington, that they cannot covertly create a backdoor firearm registry of Floridians — or else.”
Oooohhhhh … tough talk. Apparently, Simpson, and probably most of the airheads in Florida’s state government, believe that their “Second Amendment rights” are far more important than the lives of the people who pay taxes to support them. Or the children who attend schools in that state. If his proposal gains ground and actually becomes law, I suspect it will become a matter for the courts to decide. We shall see if common sense prevails or if it has left the building.
Beating a dead horse … at our expense!
House Republicans have been busy little beavers this week, it seems. Not, mind you, that they’ve been spending their time on anything useful or beneficial to We the People, but you have to give ‘em credit for finding unique ways to spend our hard-earned tax dollars!
They have commissioned a ‘special investigative panel’ to delve into the origins of Covid-19. Um … haven’t the scientists already done this research? Seems to me that the scientists have traced the origins to a Wuhan market in China, but apparently the Republicans in the House a) don’t believe in science, and b) have nothing better to do with their time and our money. They claim to believe that the coronavirus originated out of laboratory experiments in Wuhan, China, potentially backed by U.S. money … probably somehow tied to George Soros or some other philanthropist.
But wait … it isn’t only the origins of the virus, but they will also be ‘looking into’ vaccine development, school closures and other mitigation measures to examining the roughly $5 trillion in emergency federal aid approved since early 2020. Why? Are they really so stupid that they don’t believe the measures taken to protect the public safety were necessary? Are they a puppet of the conspiracy theorists who claim there was never a threat, despite the deaths of some 6.7 million people worldwide, 1.1 million in the U.S. alone? And would they have preferred to let people lose their homes and starve to death rather than spend tax money for emergency aid? Wow, what a bunch of people, eh?