February 6, 2020

Huge fallout from across the political spectrum following President Trump’s State of the Union speech. Primarily thanks to Speaker of the House “San Fran Nan” Pelosi, who created an image for the ages, ripping up the President’s speech before millions of television (and internet, where it has, of course, gone beyond viral) viewers. Look, even if you’re on the so-called “other” side of the aisle, it wasn’t a good look. Fortunately, Mitch McConnell’s Senate has, in effect, done the same to the House’s impeachment charges. You see, two can play that game:

Impeachment must be viewed in the context of the Democrats’ effort to destroy Donald Trump that began prior to his inauguration. For more than three years, their get-Trump campaign has dominated the news. Mostly, it was the Russia hoax. The Democrats originally intended to use that as the basis for impeachment. When the Mueller report negated that plan, they switched–literally overnight–to the much weaker Ukraine theory. No matter. It was impeachment or bust, if only to continue filling up the nightly news with purported Trump “scandals.”

Now the smoke will begin to clear, and I don’t think the Democrats will like the landscape that comes into focus. Their Iowa caucuses were a laughingstock. They made fools of themselves (Nancy Pelosi, especially) during Trump’s State of the Union speech. And, most seriously, they don’t have a presidential candidate. Joe Biden is in freefall, and the party’s elders, such as they are, concede that Bernie Sanders would be a disaster. Will they turn to “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg? Will Michael Bloomberg be their savior? Or will Hillary Clinton or John Kerry come out of retirement? I think they are grasping at straws.

A few other random thoughts:

Meg Myers’ “Numb” is such a great tune. Great bass line, spooky guitar. I can’t get it out of my head. Trolling around YouTube it’s hard to find a song of hers I don’t like. I think she’s a very unique, talented, and underrated artist. With great shoulders.

Enough whining about the Red Sox trading Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, if it indeed ends up happening. First of all, David Price was a bad apple who should never have been traded for. That being said, it’s hard to see the Sox winning their World Series championship in 2018 without his iconic performances, so I guess that helped get the job done. But he was never a good fit in Boston, and following that incident involving Hall of Famer and all-around good guy Dennis Eckersley, I’m thinking the upper echelon knew he was at best a distraction, at worst a bad apple in the clubhouse. You won’t see me crying over his loss, for sure.

As for Betts, look, the guy was committed to going free agent, so what were the Sox supposed to do? I guess they could have waited for the July 31 trading deadline, but given Betts’ status and insistence on becoming a free agent, the Sox were always going to get taken to the cleaners no matter what they’d be hoping to get in trade. My feeling is, if Betts truly wanted to stay in Boston, he would have made it easier for them; given baseball salaries of late, the money was always going to be there in one form or another. I despise greed, and the guy was going to be making a ridiculous amount of dough-re-mi no matter what, so good riddance.

…methinks Mr. Betts is about to find out there is no such thing as the grass being greener on the other side (which it never is).

Disappointed in my senator Kyrsten Sinema for voting for the President’s impeachment on both counts. She’s always been her own person – she showed that at last night’s State of the Union speech, refusing to dress in “suffragette white” along with the coven of Democratic women who seem to think people really care about that kind of thing (they don’t). But I have to think that sleazebag lizard Mitt Romney‘s (I still can’t believe I voted for that weasel) vote to impeach purely (regardless of what he says) on personal grounds gave Sinema and West Virginia senator Joe Manchin sufficient cover to stick with their own caucus. After all, she’s a liberal and – dare I say it – a maverick, so you’re going to have to take the good with the bad. I still like her.

…mark my words, this is just the beginning of Romney’s ostracizing. As far as GOP politics is concerned, he’s toast.

Here’s another Meg Myers tune I really like. She’s, er, intense.

..and this one is very 90’s grunge. Love the Fender equipment!

Bernie? Mayor Pete? One can only hope either of these two win the Democrat nomination. They’ll get slaughtered at the ballot box in November. Of course, I think the same could be said about anyone the Dems nominate. There’s just too much economic good news to make American want to take a chance with a bunch of incompetents who can’t even run a rural state’s primary.

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