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I never though I'd live to see the day where someone in Congress is more RW than Helen Chenoweth

While there have been many who were more racist in Congress than Chenoweth (Steve King in the House, Jesse Helps in the Senate). never had there been anyone as bat-shit crazy and right-wing as her (in my 47 years at least). This was someone that was the poster child for militias (she actually hung out with them!), and who railed against "black helicopters" and the "evil government."

Well she can rest easy though, because Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene both have her beat, and it's not even that close. My only question is who is crazier?

At least our craziest from that time period (Cynthia McKinney) has not and probably never will be surpassed, and we weeded her out of the Party. Their side however is insane all they are over the place. I fully expect them both to be overtaken with someone crazier by 2024.

Illinois GOP Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for her remarks praising Hitler at pro-Trump rally

Source: Chicago Sun Times

WASHINGTON — Freshman Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., apologized on Friday after gaining national attention for praising Hitler during a pro-Trump rally, sparking calls from Illinois colleagues in Congress to resign and condemnation from others.

In a statement, Miller said, “Earlier this week, I spoke to a group of mothers about the importance of faith and guarding our youth from destructive influences. I sincerely apologize for any harm my words caused and regret using a reference to one of the most evil dictators in history to illustrate the dangers that outside influences can have on our youth.

“This dark history should never be repeated and parents should be proactive to instill what is good, true, right, and noble into their children’s hearts and minds. While some are trying to intentionally twist my words to mean something antithetical to my beliefs, let me be clear: I’m passionately pro-Israel and I will always be a strong advocate and ally of the Jewish community. I’ve been in discussion with Jewish leaders across the country and am grateful to them for their kindness and forthrightness.”

Illinois Democrats Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Jan Schakowsky called on Miller, in office less than a week, to resign in the wake of her comments. National outlets did stories about Miller’s remarks, launching the congressional career of the outspoken conservative defender of President Donald Trump in controversy.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/8/22220744/illinois-republican-mary-miller-apologizes-remark-praising-hitler-trump-rally

Wrong number entered?

Watching Rachel now. Ossoff was wining for a good 60 seconds!

I take out taxes on my unemployment benefits, so will I get a tax refund or owe money?

I live in NYC and have been on unemployment since late March. Over here at least, it gives you an option to take out taxes on your unemployment deposites. I checked the option to take out taxes. So instead of the enhanced $600 this Spring and Summer, I got $525 a week. Instead of the enhanced $300, I get $262. For my state unemployment, it's the same option, taxes are taken out.

I live alone, am single with no kids, and under 50. From January 1st until around March 20th, I was employed, but made only about $250 a week. No dependents either. So in my case, will I be getting a refund, owe money, or will it be a push?

So who's gonna win today's GA Senate races, and by how much? Predictions?

I'm sure we won't know who wins until later in the week, but who do you think actually wins? Which race will be closer?

I predict that Kelly Loeffler loses by one point to Raphael Warnock. Her negative ratings are higher than David Perdue, and I believe he wins his race against Jon Ossoff, by about 2 points or less.

Hope I'm wrong, but I see a split ticket. GA still leans Red. I know they voted for Biden, but I just don't see them going for a Democratic Hat Trick.

Have Mitch and Chuck Schumer already been re-elected as Senate leaders?

I haven't heard anything about Senate leadership voting, only House leadership voting the other day.

Rita Hart explains her challenge to overturn the 2nd District elections results, as seen on the Stee

Article from yesterday...

Republican Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be sworn in Sunday as Iowa's newest Representative in Congress from the 2nd Congressional District.

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, says it's a provisional seating for now, until the House decides what to do about Democrat Rita Hart's challenge of the Miller-Meeks win.

The Miller-Meeks margin of victory was just 6-votes, making it the closest Congressional race in the country this year. The Iowa Board of Canvass unanimously certified Miller-Meeks as the winner, in a 5-0 vote,

Hart has filed what is known as a 'Notice of Contest' with the U.S. House Administrative Committee. She is trying to overturn the results, claiming there are several legal ballots which were not counted in the 2nd District election.

Hart says there are at least 22 ballots which should count, and that those ballots would give the victory to her, instead of Miller-Meeks.

https://kwwl.com/2021/01/03/rita-hart-explains-her-challenge-to-overturn-the-2nd-district-elections-results-as-seen-on-the-steele-report/

QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Refuses to Wear Mask at Congressional Swearing-In

Source: Daily Beast

Georgia’s new QAnon-supporting Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene caused a ruckus on Sunday at the swearing-in of the new Congress when she refused to wear a mask despite requests from House floor staff, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman. “2 new Republicans — including .@mtgreenee—are being told by House floor staff that they have to put their masks on. as of now, they seem to be telling the floor staff that they will not put it on. Taylor Greene is leaving the floor with the other R, who were trying to ID,” Sherman tweeted. He noted that Trump ally Louie Gohmert (R-TX)—who has pushed to overturn the presidential election result—was also standing maskless on the House floor. After Greene’s refusal to mask up, Republican and Democratic floor staff got into “a screaming match on the floor. So this Congress is going great already,” Sherman tweeted.

The ceremony takes place amid a drastic uptick in COVID-19 cases across the country. Several House members have been in quarantine due to COVID exposure and were participating in the swearing-in and the vote for Speaker from “secure” plexiglass enclosures, according to Capitol Hill doctor Brian Monahan.

Greene later lashed out on Twitter, directing her ire at Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who announced on Dec. 28 that she’d tested positive for COVID. Moore told a reporter on Sunday that she had quarantined for 2 weeks (raising questions about the date of her diagnosis) and that her doctor advised her it was safe to attend the swearing-in. Nevertheless, Moore was not using a plexiglass enclosure to vote, reportedly angering Republicans. Greene complained, “@SpeakerPelosi changed the COVID rules because she is desperate to cling to the gavel. No one can attack me about masks, when Pelosi is sending Democrats to the floor with positive COVID tests to vote for her for Speaker.”

Meanwhile, one new member of Congress never made it to the ceremony: Luke Letlow, a 41-year-old Republican, died from the virus just before the new year.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/qanon-congresswoman-marjorie-taylor-greene-refuses-to-wear-mask-at-congressional-swearing-in

Trump Tweet just now ($2,000 relief and more)

He couldn't just stop at "ENOUGH!"

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343998076084748288

Trump, Michelle Obama top Gallup's 2020 most admired lists

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and former first lady Michelle Obama are the most admired man and woman of 2020, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday.

It's the first time Trump has topped the list alone, ending a 12-year run by his predecessor, Barack Obama, with whom he tied for most admired in 2019. For Michelle Obama, it's her third straight year as the most admired woman in America.

For Trump, the title reflects in part his enduring popularity among Republicans, even after a tumultuous year in which he was impeached, widely criticized for his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial tensions, and lost reelection. Gallup noted that few Republicans named anyone else besides the President -- who holds a 39% overall approval rating -- while Democrats split their votes.

Barack Obama came in second among men at 15%. President-elect Joe Biden came in third with 6% of and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, came in fourth with 3%. Pope Francis, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Bill Gates were also among the most admired men on the list.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-michelle-obama-most-admired-2020-trnd/index.html
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