Another reason to worry if Trump wins the election

After a 2020 election win we can likely expect Trump and his bigot weasel Stephen Miller to pull out another page from the autocratic playbook. Namely, the page that says: If you don’t like the beliefs or activities of some of your people, criminalize them.

China’s treatment of muslims is a gross example of this principle in action. This article sums up the China situation and is well worth reading: Newly Released Database Shows How China Criminalized Muslim Faith

No way to pick a candidate

A thought about the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses: a process based on trying to accumulate “state delegate equivalents” seems fundamentally flawed to me. Vote. Have a real election, use a runoff if needed. But Iowa looks foolish and feels bogus.

Florida is…

When you see a news story that starts with the phrase “Florida man” you can be sure that it will be about something weird and/or illegal – or just plain stupid – happening in the Sunshine State. However, men aren’t the only screw-ups and idiots in Florida. I present here for your edification, three examples out of the many, many available.

28) The place where this awful parenting transpired (be sure to read about what they found in the bus): Woman in Florida charged with leaving three kids in bus overnight to smoke pot on boat

29) The place where you can find this version of domestic bliss: Florida woman charged with using Christmas tree to attack boyfriend

30) The place where this happened (’nuff said): A Florida woman called 911 to report a dead woman on her driveway. Police say she killed her

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