Impeachment? Mitch McConnell Could Ignore It

    US Constitution, Article One

    6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

    Current Senate Rules, on impeachment, from 1986:

    THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS IN NYC, PART IV

    Part III is here.

    First, ICYMI in the news feed, hack Dem mayor doing the Boss Tweed thing:

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    Blood on your hands? Call Jared!

    Kushner Crisis Management, that is.

    Remember the generalized outrage when it was bruited about that Jared Kushner (he of the purchased Ivy admittance) advised MBS Mohammed Bone Saw Bin Saud) that in the end, the furor over the Kashoggi atrocity would prove to be merely a speed bump?

    Beyond outrage, there was derision--"Jared? PR advice? Y'gotta be kidding!"

    Ha, ha, ha. The joke's on us

    Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder

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    How to reap a whirlwind

    1 Warm the Arctic so that

     

    2. The temperature gradient lessens and

     

    3. The wall enclosing supercold arctic air collapses and

     

    4. The supercold air escapes south where it hits

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    5. Extra warm extra moist gulf stream air and

     

    6. Voila, tournedos. tornadoes  (H/T Moat...)

     

    (Also, historic midwest flooding.)

     

    As to the latter, we can only hope that the bloated corpse of the flooded out Trumpista serves as a flotation device saving innocent children.

     

    President Trump, Just Do It !

    President Trump -JUST DO IT ! You!  YES YOU!

    Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law...

    President, people say you're crazy. they laugh at you on late night TV. Good. It's OK.

    Someone needed to invoke Godwin's Law on this Congressional Hearing

    not to mention that Victim Olympics cards were being played to max. Mho, Nadler would only make a fair, not great, moderator on a blog:

    Conspiracy Theories are Fun and Magical

    Great title for a long term thread, so I am stealing it with this first example:

    Secrets of the GOP revealed in this thread

    The olden days

    Fun thread:

    On American social cohesion

    Most of us feel like it is breaking down, but this point I just ran across made me think again:

    If your goal is to change culture--

    This is a good little example of how you go about effecting changing culture:

    Increasing visibility of non-conforming gender communities in stock photos @ CJR.org, March 26.

    When "family values" conservatives complain about the influence of "Hollywood liberals" and "the liberal media", this is what they mean. And they are not wrong that it can help usher along culture change. Far more than many protests or the like, which can produce counter-productive blowback.

    Blitzkrieg! Trump Unleashes Attack on Obamacaregrad

    After being distracted and insufficiently appreciated for his unprecedented electoral victory, and his relentless assault on the rule of law, on regulations, on judges, institutions, our allies, facts, the press, a balanced budget, the Fed, Montenegro, his former cabinet secretaries, the environment, Puerto Rico.... Trump has the scent of the blood of the enemy in his nostrils.

    Pay rates for free-lance journalism

    It occurred to me again recently that people don’t know how little we make. My last NYTBR review paid 300 dollars. I had a cover piece in 2014 that paid 600. I read the books i review carefully & often read other works by that same author to understand their whole trajectory.

    — porochista khakpour (@PKhakpour) March 24, 2019

    Trump Appts GOP Partisan Hack to Fed

    Stephen Moore, a total Republican political hack. His economic publishing history below.

    2004, pre-election pro Bush campaign swill:

    Bullish On Bush: How George Bush's Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger (Madison Books, 2004) ISBN 1-56833-261-0

    The next one, from 2014, came out only  in audio, the printing of it apparently cancelled.... as it was, by 2014,  so clear Moore was selling bs.  Obama had saved the economy after "Bush's Ownership Society" which Moore loved so much, had led to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

    Brexit reaching some kinda breaking point

     

    historians have an instinct for those times of cumulative “ event acceleration” where matters sprint past the ability of politicians to contain their consequences - 1642, 1789-93; and, um 1914...Guess what...

    — Simon Schama (@simon_schama) March 21, 2019

     

    Glenn Greenwald Bashing Thread. Just because.

    Senators Gillibrand and Gardner on a nanny state bender

    Trump Gov't FAA Shutdown Delayed 737 Max 8 Fix

    The Ethiopian plane crash on 3/10/2019, Sunday killed all 157 people on board a recently introduced Boeing 737 Max aircraft . WaPo

    Below, On how the Trump government shutdown delayed safety and software improvements that Boeing planned to introduce for the 737 Max 8 aircraft.

    Gaming the log

    One of the myriad ways to become a "Hit of The Day" on Dagblog, among other things:

    On 'splainin'

    Just do the right thing

    And we could actually win. For a change.

    No. We should not try to influence our representatives to impeach Trump. 

    1. We must win in 2020 Unless we really can´t avoid it, (see below)  we shouldn´t  do anything that prevents (1)

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    35 people can destroy a nation (when 34 are Senators...)

     

    "That would surely be an impeachable offense" is perhaps the most frequently repeated phrase from the mouths of guests on Chris Hayes' show.

     

    Most recently, it came from Jamie Raskin, congressman and, more specifically, member of the Judiciary Committee, from which an Impeachment Resolution  would have to issue.

     

    "That", in this particular iteration, was a hypothetical advertisement on E-Bay offering pardons for cash.

     

    ¨Was it something I said?¨

     

    a plaintive Richard Pryor asked  from   the cover of my 1980ś vinyl  with

    RP  tied to the stake. And in  the standard repertoire: prayers for redemption,

    piles of kindling ,approaching fire lighters

    And  Pryor´s explanation:  true  ,visit at  any court house sentencing day  and , yup,  it´s Justice Just Us. .......................................................................................

    Except  on the occasions when the judge reduces the penalty by 75%.

      Then it 's not Just US. Not us at all.

     

    People are Strange, Angry, Indifferent, Jaded, Delusional

    From NYT article today, Border Patrol Facilities Put Detainees With Medical Conditions at Risk:

    .....Representative Raul Ruiz, a Democrat from California who is also a physician, helped secure funding for additional measures to improve migrant health after visiting border facilities where he said he saw children coughing and sneezing and infants without diapers, all packed tightly into cells with little in the way of food, soap and other basics....

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