Okay, now we know who will be at fault if (when, Great Pumpkin, when!) Trump loses his bid to keep treating the country as his personal toilet for four more years. Who will have caused Der Maximum Fuehrer to lose? The Supreme Court. Yes indeedy. The same Court that McConnell upended centuries of law and […]
Republicans made fun of the fact that President Obama had taught constitutional law. Of course they did. If there is one thing Republicans uniformly hate it is an “expert” on anything. It is harder to bulldoze people with bullshit when there are experts around. I don’t expect Republicans to elect people qualified to teach constitutional law classes, that is not necessary. But I do expect a United States president to have a working familiarity with the principles in the constitution, and not this bullshit: Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO meetings tomorrow. Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job! Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed. Can we go to Supreme Court to stop? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019 I don’t know, Trump. Check the report that you read on your way over! I would think that IF you could go to the Supreme Court “to stop,” it would be in your fucking report! By the way, he’s joking around, right? He knows that every American understands he won’t read a report that is one hundred and … how many pages? … Who cares! As soon as you got past “One,” the report was “TLDR,” as far as Trump was concerned. He knows that we know he didn’t read the report. He doesn’t “read,” period. If he did “read,” he might know the basic mechanics of impeachment, or might not be getting impeached to begin with! This is our sad state of affairs. “Our” president faces impeachment, the most consequential procedure that can be brought against a president, only the third in all of history. Yet we know that our “president” cannot be bothered to even read about how it all works. Indeed, he probably cannot sit through a thirty-minute talk on the matter, having it explained to him. Thus it is, that our current sitting U.S. president knows less about the mechanics of impeachment than your average high school senior government student. And we just accept it! As if this were normal! We have been that gaslighted by this guy. It is not normal. It is not normal that our president is internationally renowned for lying. It is not normal that our president had to pay off porn stars to get elected. It is not normal that our president kept his open business conflicts upon taking office. It is not normal that our president blackmails Republicans and fires people investigating him. It is not normal that our president seeks to weaken NATO to benefit Russia. It is NOT normal! I refuse to act as though it were. I am in a frustrated mood today. I have read more and more about Republicans now coming out fully on the “Ukraine helped Hillary” platform. Senator Richard Burr, the “good one” that ran a bi-partisan Intelligence Community just started talking about how the Ukraine government supported Hillary.* *In a normal world, you could respond: “Well, that is because Ukraine had been our ally, and an enemy of Russia. Perhaps it is enlightening that our ally didn’t support the man who is corrupted by Russia?” But we’re not in a normal world. If Burr is asking such questions, it means that the entire Republican party is […]
Saint Nicholas Claus 0000 North Pole, Greenland, c/o Denmark August 21, 2019 Dear Santa, I realize it is unusual, you know, to receive a letter concerning my Christmas present this year, given that it is only August and, well, that I am a 48 year old man who normally waits until December, but if you hear me out, perhaps you will stroke your beard with a little mischief in the eye? Right, I will just get to it. As perhaps you know, things have been a little crazy down south here, more than just my family, this year. Yeah, I know. But, I am sure that during your well-deserved vacation time, where you enjoy near unlimited bandwidth, you surely have perused the New York Times, the Washington Post, and, of course, this column, the one I referenced last year with “If you read, please eat the cookies.” So, of course, sir (Saint?), you’re well aware that a coal-deserving madman and his senatorial-conspiratorial little elves now control all your little boys and girls in the United States. Yes, yes, I hear you again, the people that voted for him do deserve the bast … that guy. He is their coal, I get it, don’t get upset. I am not writing on behalf of the mind-numbing, greedy parents, just the kids, and this parent. You see, I need a favor – yes, I will just say it, a present – and I need it sometime within the next two or three Christmases. I know this stuff needs to be planned well ahead of time. I respect that, it’s not like you’re magic … or … we’ll come back around to that. Well, I’ll just lay it out. I need a new Supreme Court. Hold on! Hey, hold on. Let’s practice some patience with each other … yes, I take that back. I will be patient while you gather your breath. You see, if I don’t get a new Supreme Court, that means my country won’t get a new Supreme Court, and I think you need to hear why this would be a good present. Santa, this Supreme Court is so totally political that even a Democratic Senator wrote a brief, calling them what they are. I defer to Sen. Whitehouse, who joins this letter in amicus curi, and as reported in the WaPo: “The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it,” writes Whitehouse, who is listed as the attorney of record on the friend-of-the-court brief. “Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.’ ” The phrase is from a poll question with which a majority of Americans agreed. See? Not only does the SCOTUS contain a working majority of coal-deserving political animals, but you would poll well with other Americans’ wish list. Indeed, if you read closely, you will find that the American public – unlike me – is arrogant enough to demand your generosity, should the Court not heal itself. We’re both being honest here, healing itself ain’t happening. Speaking of kids and parents, perhaps you have heard that this same court threatens to take away the few gun restrictions we have, as well as the healthcare upon which so many depend? You see, this gift would […]
Mitch McConnell determined he would not allow President Obama to fill Anthony Scalia’s seat. I have entertained what Obama could’ve done, had he been able to see the future. I suspect that he regrets not giving the Senate a deadline on a vote, for “advise and consent.” He nominated Garland in Spring, he could have […]
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