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Name: Judy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Western PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Millersville, Maryland
Member since: Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:42 AM
Number of posts: 392

About Me

I'm retired, ex-medical secretary, ex-medical transcriptionist. A grandmother. Lifelong Democrat.

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Watching rebroadcast of Rachel's show about today's parallels to McCarthy

What she isn't saying is that during the early 50s the Washington press corps had a reputation as hanging around drinking while trying to get a story to file before deadlines. And supposedly whether it was McCarthy or someone pushing his buttons he drank with the reporters and knew their deadlines so he knew exactly when to make the announcements that would grab the headlines because he did it right before deadline filing. The point is the reporters all knew McCarthy was a piece of crap and his "facts" were also complete crap but they were lazy and they had an easy story to file with their papers back home. Who cared if it was true? And McCarthy made headline after headline and careers and lives were ruined because reporters were unwilling to say the junior senator from Wisconsin was lying.

I just can't help but ruminate all these many years later the press was completely carried away by hysteria over a supposed "scandal" over a bunch of emails and even the supposedly "paper of record" got caught up in "exclusives" on that score. Not to mention Benghazi. I'm not saying they could have ignored the frenzy, but even the so called "great" papers jumped for the easy headline and story.

To help get the infrastructure passed.

What they should do with the "bipartisan" Republicans on this committee is make them list the 2 most important projects in their state or district. They should then sign that list. If they can't get enough of their Republican colleagues over the line to get the bill passed, these should be released to the media in their home states or districts as not negotiating in good faith - that they missed out on the jobs and repairs this dealing deprived them of. If they can't peel enough of their colleagues away from Mitch McConnell they don't deserve any credit for anything that gets done.

Business helped create this voting mess in Republican states.

I'm talking about you, ALEC. They're trying to be on the right side of history now that they realize the money power of ordinary people of all shades and ethnicity. But they have been paying Republican and conservative Dems for many years pushing the ALEC agenda with state and national legislators to be "business friendly." How many of these businesses still belong to ALEC? How many taking their money elsewhere? How many of them are overtly telling the politicians they have donated to for years through ALEC they will get no more of their money? I don't have an updated list of ALEC members, but let's just say I'm a bit skeptical of their commitment to fairness since there is nothing fair about ALEC's tentacles in government. They call themselves nonpartisan but the results of their meddling show otherwise.

The disgusting hypocrisy of the retiring GOP senators.

There is going to be almost a record number of retiring senators in coming 2-4 years, but most will still vote not guilty. They won't vote that way because they believe he is innocent. They will retire very financially comfortable, they have probably amassed quite a bit of money semi-legally. But the truth is even though they know know a not guilty verdict might harm our republic, they don't want to be ostracized by people who also don't particularly love Trump. They can retire and enjoy their grandchildren and live a good life, but they want to still be on the Republican gravy train - corporate boards, think tanks, the respect that is given an elder statesman. They want to feel relevant. In years to come they may be in history books as complicit scum politicians, but they want to feel important in their remaining years. They want to have all the perks and respect of the scum of the earth.

Thank you to whoever sent me hearts.

It's been years since I celebrated Valentine's day at all and it was so sweet to receive them.

I know the secret defense strategy.

They're going to bore everyone to death. The only laugh we get is defense drinking water.

I should have started a drinking game, but too late now.

Should have had a drink every time I heard the defense say egregious. Other repetitive words I could have added, too, such as respectfully (when they don't mean it). Wew.

All he's proving is Trump has been doing impeachable things.

He was doing rotten things ever since he was elected. Just because we've succeeded 2 times in no way proves Trump is innocent. Boy, does he have boring lawyers.

Pretty sure Trumpo isn't watching this right now.

His attention span isn't long enough when his name isn't brought up in every other sentence. I'm totally bored myself, but it's because Castor isn't making a lot of sense and is very hard to follow.

Baltimore Sun's Zurawik on "The Equalizer" reboot following tonight's Super Bowl.

I don't know how to link the whole article, but David Zurawik starts out he doesn't get excited about network reboots of previously successful series, but when he watched Queen Latifah in this one he liked what he saw. Not up to Denzel Washington's (swoon) movie version of the series but Queen Latifah makes it work. Interesting, also, when he described his reaction to watching the coverage of Officer Brian Sicknick's services at the capital.

His final paragraph: "I hope the producers and writers will take the time to make McCall a more complex character in subsequent episodes. But I am satisfied with what I have seen in the pilot. I'll take a moral character anywhere I can find her on television these days."
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