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Hey Mick Mulvaney

Get over it! You screwed up.

Kavanaugh again

None of the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh have been judged to be true. As I pointed out in a different blog, about a Cal Thomas editorial, however,

He (Cal Thomas) was arguing against re-opening the Kavanaugh background file. Why do Republicans refuse to hear under-oath testimony from anybody other than Kavanaugh and the accuser? Why isn’t Kavanaugh calling for testimony from others? Why isn’t he offering to take a lie-detector test?”

http://sixvirtues.com/blog/2018/09/30/fbi-investigations-and-politics/

Cristine Blase Ford took a lie detector test, and she passed. In other words, common sense tells us that Christine Blase Ford was telling the truth, even if “the rule of law” has not spoken.

Now we have new accusations against Kavanaugh, when he was at Yale.

Nothing will be done, but we need to put this in perspective:

Two of the six males on the Supreme Court have been credibly accused of either sexual harassment or assault. Apparently, Republicans can’t find male nominees to the Supreme Court who haven’t sexually harassed women in their thirties, or sexually assaulted them in high school and college. (BTW–Anita Hill passed a lie detector test, too. Clarence Thomas refused to take one.)

You gotta love that rule of law thing. Clarence and Bart are two more examples of its real purpose–to protect powerful, uneducated men– especially those who attended Yale law school. I love irony.

Attention NC Democrats

North Carolina House Republicans made the national news with their sneak vote to override the budget veto of Governor Cooper. Republicans in control of the House told democrats they would not hold any votes on Thursday, September 11. Therefore, democrats attended a 9/11 memorial service. The Republican leadership changed its mind, and the House voted to override the Governor’s veto because not enough democrats were there to vote.

The main question is, “When did Republican leaders change their mind?” The history of the Republican takeover of the state legislature tells us that they “changed their mind” long before September 11. NC Republicans are known for their strategies aimed at gaining political power–voter fraud, extreme gerrymandering (which they brag about), and voter suppression laws–to name a few.

Now it goes to the Senate. To complete the override Republicans need one Senate Democrat to vote with them. I plead with Democrats to take the following strategy:

  1. identify three Democratic Senators to convince Republican leadership they will vote to override the veto.
  2. Then, when the vote is taken, every one of them can say, “I thought I was going to vote to override, but I changed my mind.”

Republicans do whatever gets them what they want because their highest value is self-interest. How do you like your democracy, now?

Are we great again, yet?

Yes – the Democrats nominated a lousy candidate in 2016. Evidently, their party is so empty that they couldn’t find someone to defeat a narcissist.

But that is nothing compared to the Republicans. Evidently, they cannot find a candidate better than someone who displays all the vices of our uneducated nature — ignorance, intellectual incompetence, weak character, fear of truth, pride and selfishness.

The Democrats made a huge mistake in 2016. Short of death or illness, it is too late for Republicans to avoid the same one. Therefore, we will find out in November, 2020, if Americans once again choose to be governed by an uneducated, vicious person.

Test for Trump

The lead reads:

A group of immigrant workers fired from President Donald Trump’s golf clubs say they want to meet with him at the White House to make the case that they should not be deported.

Their request was in a letter, to which the White House responded, “we are reviewing your message.”

The article quotes Gabriel Sedano, who worked for Trump as a handyman for 14 years: “I’m hopeful that he’ll look at the letter. I believe he has a heart.”

Does Donald Trump have a heart? This should be an easy call. Who among us would deport people who worked for us for ten years or more? What about five years or more? What about three years or more?

What about less than a year? Would that make it OK? Please respond with your deportation decision.

Dear Dianne Feinstein

Dear Dianne,
The next time young people approach you about policy making, don’t lecture them about how great you are. You sound like an orange-colored Republican.

Furthermore, before arguing for the need to compromise, tell us how much money you take from oil companies.


Payback

Trump discovered that Andrew McCabe was not loyal to him, so he fired McCabe two days before his fiftieth birthday. According to various news accounts, McCabe lost early-retirement benefits that he would have been eligible for at age 50. But that is not the point, here.

The point is that you gotta love McCabe’s payback. The Threat is a tell-all book based on contemporaneous notes of conversations with the first orange-colored president. It is the perfect payback to the man who failed to see the obvious–you don’t fire a federal employee two days before he is eligible for benefits earned during more than twenty years of service. Nobody does that, except someone who cares only about himself and who is a threat to all that is good in our country.

Time to model civilization

I was watching Anna Cabrera’s show on CNN last night (2/17/2019). A Republican panelist presented his talking points, and then interrupted the next speaker. I told my wife to change the channel because Cabrera did not shut down the interrupter.

As children we all learned it is impolite to interrupt. It is time for media personalities to model and teach what it means to be civil, civilized, part of civilization. The next time somebody interrupts on television, everybody should change the channel.

Here it is in print

Trump: You want to put that on me? I’ll take it. You know what I will say? Yes – if we don’t get what we want one way or the other whether it is through you, through a military, through anything you want to call, I will shut down the government. And I am proud to shut down the government for border security because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So – I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I will not blame you for it. The last time you shut it down it did not work. I will take the mantle of shutting it down. And I am going to shut it down for border security.

Presidents change course

Dear Donald,

We were wrong. It’s the economy, Stupid. Now declare shutdown victory and go back to tweeting. We will tell listeners you created the best economy our country has ever seen, and then you can repeat that in all your appearances.

Sincerely,

Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh