The week reaches its end and it’s time to look back at one of the most momentous weeks any American younger than 60 has ever witnessed. HINT: you wouldn’t know it was momentous to hear from the MAGATS . . . or maybe you would. When the “Ah suppawts th’ trupes” party openly slimes the sort of officials whom they once lauded (or simply run away from them with a curt “That’s it,” you know they know it’s bad. Even Nitwit Nero himself showed the lacy edges of his Freudian slip when he declared Friday, “I do want, always, corruption. I say that to anybody.” Yeah, I’ll bet he does. He said it. The Goddess of Irony made him say it. I’m preparing to sacrifice a rubber chicken to her as soon as I finish here.
And hey: we’re all gonna read Federalist 10 over the weekend and have a rousing discussion about it next week. It’s worth the miniscule portion of your life it will take to read it to have the understanding of how we got from 1787 to 2019, from the Enlightenment to . . . whatever this is.
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From the Impeachment Hearings to the Democratic Candidate Pageant, thorns as far as the eye can see (and the hide can feel). The words we use matter. Another rough night for Grampa Joe. An even rougher day for the MAGATS on the House Intelligence Committee. That bunch could screw up a one-car parade . . . and then blame Adam Schiff for it.
Those “support the troops” Republicans aren’t as good at it as they used to be. As they desperately sought help for Nitwit Nero’s bribery problem, MAGATS like Deven Nunes, GymShorts Jordan, John RATcliffe, and their pet pettyfogger, Stephen Castor, decided the best way to do it was to slime all over a decorated Army officer. Spoiler Alert: it didn’t end well. Also: Ohio pushes for The Jesus Defense to students’ wrong answers on tests. Good news! California Governor Gavin Newsome steps up and announces a moratorium on new fracking leases and permits. It’s a start. He must think more of Californians than WV’s politicians think of West Virginians.
I can’t be away from the mic for even a couple of days without the MAGATS running hog-wild. Speaking of hogs, did you catch Elise Stepanik’s performance piece during Marie Yovanovich’s testimony? A certain orange-colored presidenty-thing seems to have the hots for her. Does Melanoma know? Also: we engage in rank, wild speculation as to what sent Julius Geezer to the hospital on Saturday. And Grampa Joe shows why he isn’t the guy to lead America into the third decade of the 21st century. “Gateway drug?” Really, Grampa Joe? Oh, well! You know how it is with almost-octogenarians: sot in their ways.
Merry Impeachmus, Day One! WARNING: more than the usual cascade of F-bombs in this episode. It was cathartic. On the other hand, GymShorts Jordan (R-LookTheOtherWay) had a very bad day. He was laughed at, politely called a liar, mocked, and taken to school by Ambassador Taylor. RATcliffe didn’t fare any better. Nunes was a numbnuts. Meanwhile Nitwit Nero stewed in his own juices and rage re-tweeted. All-in-all, a pretty good day!
Medicare For All: why it’s an absolute necessity. We can have it, or we can watch the health insurance scam collapse and take millions of precious human lives with it. A real world example of what’s really available in the “Marketplace.”
The dimes are dropping like rain on Nitwit Nero. Desperate for attention, he ruins NYC’s hundred-year-old Veteran’s Day observances, having already jinxed the Alabama Crimson Tide over the weekend. So much losing! Changing the language we use about Impeachment. Also: A Tale of Three Boobs (as in idiots). Hey! I found a Biden supporter! Best of wishes going forward to President Jimmy Carter as he undergoes surgery and, even while unconscious, is orders of magnitude more intelligent that the current squatter in the Oval Office.
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When you’ve been doing progressive talk for more than a decade and a half, getting a telemarketing pitch to subscribe to Sirius XM can be downright amusing. Nitwit Nero emphasizes the “Nitwit” part by threatening to sue the whistleblower (and his lawyer) for “treason.” Jeffuhsun Davis Beauregard Sessions the Turd wets himself begging Chlamydia Claudius to like him again. How embarrassing! Julius Geezer prays they don’t boo him tomorrow in Alabama. And: let’s refer to Bloomberg as “AOB”: “Another Old Billionaire.”
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The bad days just keep coming for Nitwit Nero. Today, he got fully and finally busted for his family charity scam. How do we know? Because he bleated his victimhood on Twitter. His spawn even had to go to don’t-commit-fraud school over it. Mike Pence has reportedly thought about what it would be like to be Jeebuss’ very own Preznit. How do we know? Because he didn’t deny it when he was asked. Meanwhile, a shred of Republican pseudo-decency may yet remain in Kentuckystan.
The Deacons had to get back to work after two weeks off, and they’re footsore and jet-propelled. E-Dub Jackson prophesies that Virginia will become California with a Democrat take-over. Matt Bevins and the Kentuckystan GOP plot a coup to overturn the gubernatorial election in which voters threw Bevins out of office. Mike Pence-ilneck Geek arm-twists USAID to give money to Christian groups. DHHS wants to keep Teh Gay from adopting. MAGATs getting nervous about losing al Qaeda (“al Qaeda” is nothing more than Arabic for “the base”). A warning to Tide fans. A MAGAT sees the light.
Ouch! The thorns, they fester. Nitwit Nero has another bad day. Native Americans get dissed by Orange Man with forked tongue. Gordo Sondland gets a recollection refresher. Precious Lindsey refuses to do his job. Who knew Senators could actually go on strike? A black cat in the Meadowlands. No Krispy Kremes for Minnesota. Rand Paul doesn’t consatooshun too gude.
A lot went into making the Constitution. The personality conflicts, alone, required kid gloves. Then there were the issues of what “self-government” should be, how it should work. In this episode, Dr Bill discusses these wrinkles and roadblocks, from how to get John Hancock aboard, to disinterested delegates, to yes, impeachment. You won’t get this kind of history in many (if any) other places.
Yeeeee-ouuuch! It’s a bush that’s far more thorns than leaves or flowers. Dems pass Impeachment procedure resolution that GOP’s been begging for. Ergo, GOP decries transparent resolution. Behold Louie “Asparagus” Gohmert. Rep. Katie Hill bids farewell, puts a shot across Trump’s bow on the way out. Another oil spill on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Busy week for the two-legged monsters of the Religion Industry! Homophobes! Xenophobes! Priests worried about the prayshus leetle fetuseseseses (not so much the prayshus little born children)! Daubenmire ponders buttplugs! Fallopian fascists in Missouri! Graham crackers on the march!
Trump loses another case. So much losing! Of course, it will go up on appeal, and, as usual, the SCOTUS does not inspire constitutional confidence. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ funeral was an inspirational celebration of his life . . . and Hillary put a shot direct amidships on Don & Melanoma and the crowd loved her for it. Also: it’s not about the cats: an epic discursion by the Extraordinary-Ordinary Roundtable group!