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Posted in: GOP in disarray as McCarthy fails again in bid for House speakership See in context

On the 3rd it was over for the Dems.

No storming of the Capitol Building? No Nancy Pelosi screaming about stolen elections, No nooses to be found anywhere? No Antifa?

The peaceful transfer of power---that is democracy!

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Posted in: McCarthy fails in marathon votes for speaker See in context

The vote for Speaker requires a majority of the members present, no necessarily of all members of the House.

One possibility is for some members of the Freedom Caucus deciding that doing constituency work on Wednesday is more important than voting for the Speaker.

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Posted in: U.S. funding bill targets online sites amid retail theft concerns See in context

Unfortunately, eBay should be added to the Amazon and Facebook marketplaces.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Christmas songs or carols? See in context

Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

Father Christmas by The Kinks

Run, Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry

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Posted in: Biden hosts congressional leaders to discuss his agenda See in context

Perhaps the reason for the meeting was for President Biden to lay out his agenda for the next several weeks. Perhaps raise the debt ceiling? Perhaps end filibusters in the Senate?

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Posted in: Democrats defy 'red wave' forecasts to keep Senate control; eye Georgia See in context

Should the Republicans take the House, I wonder what promises McCarthy will make with the Democrats to become Speaker of the House. Especially if he runs for Speaker against Trump.

One does not have to be an elected Representative to be elected Speaker.

America, what a country!

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Posted in: Democrats keep Senate majority as GOP push falters in Nevada See in context

Senator Rick Scott as Minority Leader in the Senate?

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Posted in: Future of American democracy loomed large in voters' minds See in context

For what it's worth, many Republicans have been riding a tiger these past few years.Think back to 2010. Alas they may not be able to get off any time soon. Tigers get hungry. (To paraphrase 54/40's Casual Viewing.)

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Posted in: A nation waits: U.S. election workers toil to count thousands of votes See in context

Perhaps Arizona did not hire enough people to count the ballots?

One of the things to remember, there are more than just one or two races on a ballot in many (all?) states. For example, there might also be voting for races for state offices, changes to the state's constitution, as well as propositions. And don't forget voting on whether to raise sales and other taxes

Then there are in-person ballots, absentee ballots, and mail-in ballots.

Counting ballots takes time.

Digital voting may speed up in-person voting either at the polls or at the county election office, but I still see a delay as a result of counting mail-in ballots and some absentee ballots.

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Posted in: Jan 6 panel subpoenas Trump for testimony on Capitol attack See in context

Should the Republicans take over the House next year, I suspect that they will be so busy tearing each other apart that they will not even have the energy left to try to impeach President Biden.

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Posted in: Migrant buses dropped off by Texas near VP Harris' residence See in context

The Southern White Citizens Councils did very much the same thing in the early 1960s. One group of Black Americans was dropped off at Hyannis, Massachusetts, the home of the Kennedys.

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Posted in: Trump search inventory reveals new details from FBI seizure See in context

Perhaps the Artist formerly known as the President sold the contents of the now empty folders.

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Posted in: Giuliani’s lawyers told he’s a target of Georgia election probe See in context

Perhaps Mr Giuliani should have heeded The Specials: A Message To You Rudy.

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Posted in: Here's how U.S. government documents are classified to keep sensitive information safe See in context

Two questions:

Who helped the former President move the boxes?

Who helped the former President know what to take?

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Posted in: Did Trump break the law? FBI search raises fresh questions See in context

The law in question is . It was passed by a Republican controlled House and Senate and signed by a Republican President.

The search may have been in response to something in Alex Jones's records or to Trump's recent golfing buddies. And was apparently assisted by someone familiar with Mar-a-Lago.

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Posted in: When does the fetus acquire a moral status of a human being? See in context

I wonder whether perjured testimony is grounds for impeachment. If so, three Justices may have created legal problems for themselves.

But then, all you have to do is to look at who nominated them.

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Posted in: Trump lunged at driver to try to join Capitol riot: aide See in context

Both Bobby Engel and Tony Ornato have been interviewed by the committee. They are apparently free to come back and add more testimony.

The sad thing is that Trump actually had a chance to reshape American politics. Remember his meeting with Schumer and Pelosi? He could have taken some from column A and some from column B and made a new party. But...

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Posted in: Jan 6 witness: Trump 'detached from reality' over election See in context

Perhaps Trump owes some people bigly for making him President and is scared?

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Posted in: Jan 6 witness: Trump 'detached from reality' over election See in context

I wonder why Trump didn't march with his supporters to the Capitol Building?

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Posted in: On both sides of U.S. abortion debate, protesters vow to fight See in context

Apparently at the end of his leaked opinion draft, Justice Alito cited Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th century jurist. Sir Hale did not believe that there was such a thing as marital rape, but he did believe in witches. Crazy.

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Posted in: Presidents from 4 countries on Russia's doorstep visit Ukraine See in context

The truth never grows old no matter how many times it's repeated.

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau tests positive for COVID; denounces anti-vaccine protesters See in context

Policies concerning the coronavirus as well as most other health issues are made by the provincial governments and not by the federal government.

The truckers and their supporters might have been better off hiring lobbyists who know to whom they should talk to to try to persuade the provincial governments to change their vaccine mandates.

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Posted in: Thousands protest COVID mandates and restrictions in Ottawa See in context

As I write this the temperature in Ottawa is -17°C, dropping to -23°C by morning. Wind chill between -30°C to -35°C. Perhaps dancing on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was their way of keeping warm.

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Posted in: The 'sore loser effect': Rejecting election results can destabilize democracy and drive terrorism See in context

Perhaps the arrest earlier this week of Russian business Vladislav Klyushin will clear this up. He and several others has been accused of hacking into the computer systems of companies such as Tesla. A connection to the 2016 hacking of Democratic emails? Not proven, yet. But...

The sad thing about the former President is that he actually had a chance to get beyond the Democratic and Republican impasse. Remember his meeting with Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi? Had he been seen as making a deal to bring both parties together, we would be talking about a different American political reality. Instead...

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Posted in: ABBA tops UK chart with first studio album since 1981 See in context

Try listening to the Trashmen's Surfin' Bird before judging Abba's Dancing Queen. Don't you know about the bird...

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Posted in: Trump wants call logs, aide's notes hidden from Jan 6 panel See in context

From 54-40's Casual Viewin'

"If you ride upon the tiger you can never get off

They get hungry"

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Posted in: As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide See in context

Space: The final tourism frontier...

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Posted in: Trump sues niece, New York Times over Pulitzer-winning tax story See in context

Perhaps the lawsuit serves as a distraction for the New York Times story about his campaign knowing that the Dominion voting machine claims were baseless.

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Posted in: Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict See in context

If General Mark Milley believed that President Trump's mental condition is putting us in peril, I think it was prudent of him to warn his Chinese counterpart.

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Posted in: Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated See in context

Burning Bush,

President Biden has tried that and more. But when the other side refuses to come to the table, refuses to compromise, and substitutes appearances on Fox for dialogue. When the other side actively undermines what the President is trying to do....

The Republicans' greatest fear is that President Biden and his administration will succeed without any Republican assistance and will transform the United States into a country that actually embraces diversity, accepts equality, and eradicates discrimination.

Best wishes,

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