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April 4, 2022

Senate committee to vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination


By Mike Hayes, Tierney Sneed, Ji Min Lee Maureen Chowdhury and Melissa Macaya, CNN

Updated 11:40 a.m. ET, April 4, 2022

How Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation vote is expected to unfold this week
From CNN's Ted Barrett and Ali Zaslav

The 22 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are delivering speeches now about their positions on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination before voting.

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said committee members would have 10 minutes for their statements.

An 11-11 tie is expected in the panel today since no Republican members of the committee appear poised to vote for her. To advance the deadlocked nomination to the floor, the Senate will need to vote on a motion to discharge her from committee, which they are expected to do also on Monday.

Four hours of debate are allotted for this motion. Senators have been advised that a vote to discharge won’t take place before 5:30 p.m. ET, but depending on how long the committee action takes, it could be later.

What happens next: On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to file a procedural motion to break a Republican filibuster of Jackson.

Wednesday will be the required intervening day on that motion when floor speeches on her nomination are likely.
April 3, 2022

Slowly in, the MAGATS crawl...

Slowly in, the MAGATS crawl
Fetid COVID fills the hall.
Tiki torches cast a pall
o'er swastikas on the wall.
Builders of the giant stage
thought not of the tyrant's age.
On the ramp to that altar,
Dotard's feet drag and falter.
Up the ramp the sicko pants,
'Huzzah!' cry the sycophants.
MAGATS are a motley crew,
morals rare and brain cells few.
Bikers under helmet pickles
stumble from their motorcycles.
Trucker jerkles drive in circles,
no direction and no purpose.
Meth crazed groupies harbor hope,
here today they might get groped.
At the mic, the traitor scowls,
then begins to flap his jowls.
Beady pink eyes cast baleful glare
upon the huddled asses there.
Endless blather, no decorum,
soon enough, he starts to bore 'em.
But MAGATS, they are not fickle,
Evil words their fancies tickle.

-Alfred, Lord Tennis Shoes

March 23, 2022

Manafort is the key to the whole Putin/Trump/Ukraine plot.

That's why his passport is revoked.

2004: Manafort installs Putin puppet Yanukovych in Ukraine.
2004: Yanukovych is driven out of Ukraine by the people.
2010: Manafort installs Putin puppet Yanukovych in Ukraine.
2014: Yanukovych is driven out of Ukraine by the people.
2015: Manafort, Trump Tower Tenant, offers to work for Trump's campaign for FREE.
2016: Manafort and Trump secretly hack the RNC Platform to remove support for Ukraine.
2016: Manafort and Putin install Putin Puppet Trump in the US.
2017-2020: Trump spends four years trying to destroy NATO, Ukraine's chief ally.
2019: Putin gets Trump to blackmail Ukraine and withhold military aid.
2020: Trump pardons Manafort for financial crimes.
2020: Trump is driven from power by the people.

March 23, 2022

Watching NASA spacewalk live; Mattias Maurer had to attach his helmet with duct tape and zip ties.

It started coming off after they exited the station.

February 25, 2022

Ukraine is the single, exact reason that Putin installed Trump.

It's no coincidence that Trump selected Ukraine as the target of his cockamamie blackmail/"investigation" scheme.

He was acting on direct orders from Putin. The goal had nothing to do with the fake investigation (though Trump might possibly have believed that). It was all about leaving Ukraine defenseless.

February 11, 2022

More accurate word for "populism" : "assholism"

We would also need forms of the word for different contexts:

Addressing the leader of the movement: "Your Assholiness"
Referring to said leader: "His Assholiness"
Addressing one of the followers: "Hey Asshole!"

Referring to some of the traits that make up the movement: "Assholistic"

Behaviors of the members of the movement: "Assholery"

Insinuating somebody is on the fringe of the movement: "Assholian"

Members of the media, addicted to supporting the movement: "Assoholics"

February 11, 2022

"Trucker Tantrum"

John Berman's (CNN) label for the attack on Ottawa and various other cities around the world.

I think it's a good label.

January 7, 2022

Chief Injustice Robberts is a halfwit.

Or maybe he just thinks we are.

In arguments today over the workplace mandates:

Robberts: "The Executive Branch shouldn't act on this occupational safety and health hazard. Congress should authorize it."

Solicitor General Prelogar: "Ummmm... they did. They passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)."

Robberts: "But that law doesn't count anymore; it was passed over 50 years ago. Besides, it doesn't mention COVID-19 by name."

Prelogar: "Ummm... OSHA covers a broad range of hazardous agents introduced into the workplace"

A couple of pro tips for Robberts:

(1) You need a remedial course in Constitutional Law. The Constitution doesn't say that laws automatically expire after 50 years (even if signed by a flaming liberal like Nixon). I know just the professor who can help you out.

(2) Here's how OSHA defines hazardous agents:

"Any biological agent and other disease-causing agent which after release into the environment and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation, or assimilation into any person...will or may reasonably be anticipated to cause death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutation, physiological malfunctions...or physiological deformations in such persons or their offspring.

As implied by the plain language of this definition, the phrase "other disease-causing agents" refers to any substance not otherwise covered under subparagraphs (A)-(D) of the definition, which causes death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, etc."


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