Mon, 25 January 2021
Ahhh! That’s what a weekend is supposed to be about: Nothing. Some breaking news — The First Dogs arrived at the White House, signalling a long-awaited pivot and change of tone, but it wasn’t the day Joe Biden finally became president. (That was last Wednesday). The media discovered Doug Emhoff’s last name, but will prefer to call him “The Second Gentleman” from now on. (“Second Banana” is inappropriate and right out.)
What will David Waldman and Greg Dworkin find to talk about?
It turns out, with Donald Trump sort of gone, there are still plenty of self-serving lying jerkwads in the ranks, ready to step up. Looneys, too. Democrats had a plan in case democracy fell, but seditionists are still in the Capitol, just presently hiding in sleeper cells. Well, not exactly sleeping, as state Republican parties vie for Qanon love. Arizona and Fox News root out the rational in their midst.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy hopes to “strike a balance” between the self-serving and insane members of his caucus, blaming society for the existence of Republicans. He should know that his self-serving faction will always win in the end… unless they are in the way of other self-serving, of course.
Josh Hawley muzzled by cancel culture, with a brand new book deal, power saluted traitors for years, is also a self-serving liar from way back. “Ethics” are against Josh Hawley’s ethical standards. Madison Cawthorn , who got where he is today through self-serving lies, dabbled in truth this weekend, but you can tell it didn’t agree with him.
Marco Rubio complains that if he is continued to be allowed to filibuster, the Senate will never be able to function.
The Supreme Court has decided that Donald Trump might have “stolen”, but he did get away fair and square. Rudy Giuliani, however, might have to cough up that $1.3 billion it owes Dominion Voting Systems. Alex Jones owes everyone every cent he has. Jeffrey Clark helps out in one little coup and now he is a much bigger deal than he ever hoped to be.
Japan won't achieve herd immunity before the Olympics. We’re still heading for half a million deaths. Vaccines alone will not end the pandemic in the US. Hoping to lie out of COVID-19 death is still a popular remedy in Trump country.
Oh noes! EOs! President Joe Biden will issue a daily executive order because he can, and he should. Chuck Schumer helps out where he can. Don’t worry, Donald Trump’s not president, so Pat Leahy can take care of him. And yet, Democrats worry, because that’s what they do.