Archive for December, 2022

December 31st, 2022 - 6:41 pm § in News Media, Politics, Republicans

What’s next for Kari Lake?

Kari Lake’s signal accomplishment in politics is losing to a Democrat in Arizona. That took work, and a reverse sort of genius, but she was up to it. Lake ran for governor on a 3-part platform: (1) Zero experience for the job, (2) insisting Trump was robbed in 2020, and (3) asserting the elect[...]

December 31st, 2022 - 5:44 pm § in Politics

What do Congress employees earn?

Being a congressional aide can be grueling, with long hours and possibly frequent travel required. And it doesn’t pay all that well. Some are employed by the House or Senate, others by committees, and many by individual members. Duties vary by position, and range from managing a member’s[...]

December 30th, 2022 - 11:48 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Do horses fart and snore in their sleep? (video)

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December 30th, 2022 - 9:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Meadows won’t be prosecuted for voting fraud

Mark Meadows, who left Congress to be Trump’s chief of staff, registered to vote at a North Carolina trailer home (photo below). He and his wife leased the place because he was thinking about running for U.S. Senate in that state. She spent maybe one night there. He never set foot on the prope[...]

December 30th, 2022 - 2:31 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Embattled congressman-elect chose the wrong mentor

The TV series “Sopranos,” about a gangster family, is fiction and hopefully didn’t inspire copycats. Donald Trump is a serial liar with a gangster mentality whose aberrant behaviors include seeking revenge against anyone who criticizes him. No one should copy him, either. But New Y[...]

December 30th, 2022 - 12:46 pm § in Health

Research confirms GOPers were sucker-punched by anti-vaxxers

It’s true! Science denial kills! It shouldn’t be hard to figure out that if you jump off a cliff, you’re going to splatter, but lots of gullible Republicans did just that during the pandemic. Flipping off reality obviously is unhealthy, but people do it. Research confirms higher de[...]

December 29th, 2022 - 8:11 pm § in Israel/Palestine

Is Israel’s Netanyahu an imperialist?

Controversial Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to power as leader of the most rightwing government in Israel’s history. Israel is governed by a multiparty parliamentary system, and Netanyahu stitched together a coalition of ultranationalist and religious parties. The Associat[...]

December 29th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Politics, Republicans

More voting fraud found!

A GOP county elections commissioner in New York will plead guilty to federal voting fraud charges, the Albany Times Union reported on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 (read story here). The FBI arrested Jason T. Schofield (photo, left), 42, in September for using “at least eight voters’ pers[...]

December 29th, 2022 - 6:27 pm § in Donald Trump

A total nut job

Back in May 2020, minutes after MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called him “a little baby,” Trump lashed back with the tweet below: There’s a backstory, of course. In fact, two of them. Let’s take them in chronological order. Backstory #1: In July 2001, Scarborough was a GOP congr[...]

December 29th, 2022 - 2:40 am § in Politics

Can George Santos serve in Congress from prison?

Yes! If newly-elected Rep. George Santos (R-NY) goes to prison — which is a possibility, see story here — he could still serve in Congress, but presumably would vote remotely, and participate in committees via Zoom. Arrangements could be made to wire his cell for videoconferences, so he [...]