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April 23, 2024

Ukraine Aid Bill Passes the Senate!!!! On the way to the President's Desk!!!

Absolutely Amazing!!! Thank God.

Edit Add In: If you are wondering where I got this, I was watching C-SPAN. They had a Cloture vote (I think it was 80 to 19? something like that), and since the bill had previously passed the Senate, what came back from the House are considered 'amendments' and the senate voted on those amendments, and thus the bill was passed.

Very surprised there are no articles about it yet.

Additional Edit: I was wrong, not actually passed yet. I apologize for jumping the gun. Schumer confused me with his victory speech thanking everyone, saying it was on the way to the president's desk, and I did read somewhere that the senate had already passed the bill and what came back from the house was considered amendments, and the senate voted for those amendments (and no need to further vote on the bill)


I WAS WRONG. I apologize.

April 21, 2024

Johnson's about-face on Ukraine. My Ex thinks Trump gave him permission

I'm not quite sure about that. Why would Trump do that? We all know he kowtows to Putin. It doesn't make sense.

But then, none of it does.

I did read an article yesterday (was posted on DU) about Trump is not going to come to the aid of Johnson if/when they try to kick him out of the Speakership. So maybe that is why Johnson suddenly is supportive for aid to Ukraine.

I also read something a few days ago (again, on DU) about an insider Republican who stated that if they went forward to Vacate Johnson, that several (3?) Republicans will resign immediately thus flipping the House to Democratic control. (Wow.....)

In the end, I'm left scratching my head in puzzlement. I still don't understand why Johnson (right after visiting Trump at Magat Large-oh) agreed to let it come to the floor. Self Preservation (relying on Democrats?) That is also too weird.

Anyone have any better ideas?

March 23, 2024

Great Conversation on C-Span (link)

This morning on Washington Journal there was a segment discussing Cannabis that I really enjoyed and found very informational. Here is a link for anyone interested:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?534427-3/beau-kilmer-cannabis-legalization

February 23, 2024

Voting Dilemma in California

I am preparing my ballot for mailing, and I am faced with a difficult question for California Senator (Diane Finestein's Seat).

Here is the dilemma: I know who I want to vote for for the full-term of the Senate (I was torn between Katie Porter and Adam Schiff - but I've made a decision on that)

The sticky part comes here, Governor Newsom appointed a temporary Senator (Laphonza Butler) until this primary election where we will elect a senator to serve until Jan 2025. I don't want to lose any house seats, and so there is my problem. Do I vote for (Porter or Schiff, or any other house member for that matter), and lose a seat?

With such a close margin in the House I just don't know what to do.

I wish that Laphonza Butler was on the ballot, because her holding the seat until 1/25 makes the most sense to me, but she is not on it.

What to do.... what to do.... Any advice?

February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's day! - Thanks for all the Hearts!

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September 29, 2023

Solution to End these Shutdown Fiascos once and for all:

Solution to End these Shutdown Fiascos once and for all:

BAN ALL FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES UNTIL ALL 12 BUDGETS ARE DONE.

Easy. We would see them all done by February.

Will they ever pass such rules? That is the problem. You know they won't. Just like they won't pass Term Limits.


One can Dream of a More Perfect Union. But that is about it, it would seem.

August 3, 2023

Just saw the synopsys of tonights "World News Tonight"

All I needed to know was in the (approx 20 second) synopsis.

How many hours (multiplied by all cable news outlets) of FREE CAMPAIGN FOOTAGE did Donald Trump receive?

I know it is historic. But other than the bald facts, what do you really need to know about it?

He showed up. He filed Not Guilty on All Charges. (we knew he would)

Did we really need to see (from 6 am on the West Coast) wall to wall coverage of that?

I didn't have the TV on all day, but just went upstairs and mom was watching David Muir on World News. I actually stopped to listen (it took 20 seconds to cover the relevant information)

I'll give a pass because of the historical relevance of the Day. But it seems that the media was hysterical.

What a crazy world we live in.

May 29, 2023

Anyone watching Succession?

I have been. At first I had a hard time with it. It was so cringe. Awkward. But over time I think that is almost the aim. I think it is genius. And tonite, if I understand, in about 30 minutes of this posting, is the Series Finale (the last episode).

What I disliked about it, was having to wait a week for the next episode. Today, HBO did a marathon of the entire season, and I have had it on. The writing is just so good. So much innuendo, sublime slams.

And the acting! Shiv is just amazing. And so is Tom. I saw them in an interview, and they are British! Amazing.

I think it is a timely ending for the show, I can't wait for the finale. I was just curious if anyone else has any thoughts on the series.

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