Moscow Mitch must recuse himself

So must Lickspittle Lindsey Graham

According to Senate rules, the senators hearing the Trump impeachment trial must take this oath:

I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of [President Trump], now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.

Moscow Mitch has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in anything resembling justice, bragging about predetermining the outcome.

Now, Lickspittle Lindsey says this: “I have made up my mind,” Graham said Saturday at a conference in Qatar. “I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.”

These two senators cannot participate in the trial as they have already promised to abrogate their responsibilities and void their oath.

And, just thinking aloud here, how does it help Trump if he is not removed from office when members of the Senate so blatantly admit that the fix is in?

Republicans are marching to the beat of the Putin drum

It is bad enough that the denizens of the White House and their sycophants in Congress are ever more fervently repeating the conspiracy theories cooked up by the Russians. Now, Moscow Mitch has abdicated any responsibility for even trying to have the appearance of a fair Senate impeachment trial. Instead, he has publicly stated that he will allow the White House to control the trial. Trump and McConnell are clearly disloyal to the U.S., and completely in the thrall of Putin. This is sickening and will only get worse as they become increasingly emboldened.

Russia sees a way to defeat the U.S. by coopting our government and never having to fire a shot. Say thanks to the treasonous Republicans for handing our fate and future to Vladimir Putin.

Let Moscow Mitch tell you himself:

Moscow Mitch admits Senate trial a sham, lets Trump’s lawyers run the show and guarantees acquittal

Florida is…

25) The place where this complete and total jerk lives: ‘We should hang’ Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter

26) The place where this happened: Florida man accused of secretly recording boys in their homes, offering one of them money for sex

27) The place where this happened: Florida Man Abandoned Son on the Side of the Road Because He Thought the Child Was Gay, Police Say

Music of the day

Sometimes, when you mix two things together, you wind up with something greater than the sum of the parts. Here is a great musical example of this process. Start with a short, sweet song written by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Now combine it with Love Spirals Downwards’ Suzanne Perry’s lush vocals and Ryan Lum’s guitar, and you get a version of the song that either gives me chills or brings tears to my eyes – or sometimes both.

Oh, and how about some free music?

As I was preparing this post, completely coincidentally, Projekt Records has released the album this song is taken from as a name-your-price (including free) digital release on Bandcamp. The album, of these reminders, is 2-CD tribute to early Black Tape For A blue Girl music. You should definitely get it, and yes you should definitely pay at least something for it. We need to support the artists. I do.