Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Making a bad impression

Every time the so-called precedent (sic) is face-to-face with the leader of a foreign country or a dignitary like Pope Francis, the United States slides down several levels in prestige and international esteem.

Worth reading on the Russiagate catastrophe from billmoyers.com.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let's play Jeopardy

Clue: Only Republican president since 1960 who didn't deserve a prison term

Answer: Who was Gerald Ford?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MSNBC? Dead to me.

I stopped watching most of the political coverage on cable news channels nearly two years ago, but when events of particular interest occurred, such as the three debates between Hillary Clinton and Don Cornholio last year, I watched MSNBC to see what Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell were saying. They were the only two people on TV news programs I could stomach.

Now MSNBC has decided it wants to be Fox News Channel Jr. and is ending its relationship with Lawrence O'Donnell. This means it's officially over for me. I'll continue to get my political updates from Internet sources. If Rachel Maddow survives, I may have an excuse to watch her show once in awhile... maybe if Republicans ever decide to restore the system of checks and balances and start holding the so-called precedent (sic) accountable.

Added 10:05 AM Thursday 18 May: That didn't last long. Last night, as we were channel surfing, we passed MSNBC, where Lawrence O'Donnell and his guests were discussing the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating the Cornholio mob. We ended up spending more than two hours watching O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, plus Don Lemon or Brian Williams on CNN when MSNBC was taking a commercial break. Several times I thought -- If the cable news shows had been on the case like this last year, maybe we wouldn't be in this mess today.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ten Percent

The world would look a lot brighter today if ten percent of the Republicans in the current Congress were patriotic enough to stand up for America and oppose Don Cornholio. That's one out of ten Republicans in the House of Representatives (24) and Senate (5). Just one out of ten, and we could probably save the country even if the other ninety percent stayed rotten.

Maybe when working people with employer-provided health insurance discover they're liable to lose their coverage, they'll start raising hell, and a few Republicans will be forced to reconsider their loyalty to Lord Lardass.

Added 5:43 PM Monday 15 May: Is there anything Don Cornholio might do that would be bad enough to provoke a response from GOP in Congress? Apparently not.

Paul Ryan is too smug for his own good.