General Election Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Vote. Vote. Vote.
(Actually vote once and only once, but VOTE!)
Wisconsin Residents: Information at MyVote Wisconsin.
A calendar check tells me that while I’ve been off not blogging, I have completed another trip around the sun! And although an annual holiday is a good time to reflect, review, and renew personally, here are some updates on previous posts as we, the US of A continue to struggle a more perfect union:
Brett Kavanaugh. From 7th-grade civics classes, I understood that selecting a Supreme Court Justice was a really.big.deal. Appointments are for a lifetime or the remainder thereof.
And then McConnell blocked any hearing at all for nominee Merrick Garland for 264 days or so and again, I was reminded that selection of a Supreme Court Justice is a really.big.deal.
And then Gorsuch was confirmed in record time and I learned that Mitch McConnell is a racist, treasonous, hypocritical lyin’-SOB
and if karma is a bi*ch, a chunk of the rotunda would fall on him literally symbolizing his contribution to the death of our democracy but I digress …
So the update is that after watching this political circus s*its*ow for a few decades, selection of a Supreme Court Justice is not as big a deal as I thought it was, or that Mitch thought it was during the Obama Administration. Mitch has matured past those archaic mores that Supreme Court justice picks are a really.big.deal. He has embraced public life as the racist, treasonous, hypocritical lyin’-SOB he’s kept hidden under his white suit in plain sight but I digress …
It’s a race. The final race starting gun sounded this morning with confirmation hearings. Call your Senators – (202) 224-3121. Script:
- Hi, my name is your name and I’m a constituent of Senator name calling from City, State.
- I’m calling regarding President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh whose records have been withheld for review and whose stated ideology is out of step with the vast majority of Americans.
- I urge Senator name to oppose the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. He has a troubling record on guns, he would put reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, the environment, and health care for millions of Americans at risk.
Or say what you want. Script lines were lifted and modified from multiple sites.
Where is Jeff Sessions?
Well, he’s still Attornery General.
Oh, a spontaneous word-mash! ‘Attorney’ plus ‘ornery’ gives us ‘attornery’.
After predicting that the penalty for Jefferson bull*hit-Beauregard-no-regard Sessions, III White Lying under oath would be that he would still be Attorney General in a month, I will state that I was so wrong! It has been 550 days and we’re still counting. I wonder what the odds were in Vegas?
Well, I’m sure as the target for Prescedense Orangangutang’s Tweets, Jeff Sessh is an attornery.
But he’s in
good company: Don McGahn and Stefan Passatino are leaving or have left too! They can form a veritable firm of Trump attornerys.
Louis C.K. and do we even know what the C.K. stands for? Well, Louis C.K. decided his times up now, he’s been bad but now he’s exited the penalty box to resume his
day night job “without apparently grappling with what he done.[sic]” The commentary at the end of this article “Standup Comedians Explain Why Louis C.K.’s Return Was So Infuriating” is everything.
Louis C.K.? Wrong. How about Louis I.C.K.? Just another OWG back to his OWG schtick.
Maybe keep it in your pants this time Louis.
Colin Kaepernick! After celebrating Colin Kaepernick’s standing up by way of kneeling down to protest systemic racism by putting the anthem run-up to his livelihood on the line, I wondered how much we would hear from or about him in the future. But GO NIKE! Yesterday, Nike announced they had kept Kaepernick under contract and that he is the face of their 30-year ‘Just Do It’ campaign!
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.“
Colin Kaepernick, or Nike …
In contrast to C.K., I., C.K., II interrupted his career. The NFL put him in a permanent timeout-side-the-stadium penalty box. And Nike? sure, they’ll make millions but it’s a bigger world outside the stadium and Colin Kaepernick will continue to Just Do It — play, protest, be heard.
Make a difference for those left out of stadium seating.
Celebrate! The GOAT.
Serena Williams. Gonna end this on a positive note, I celebrated that Serena Williams is in the army supporting Fearless Girl come-to-life here. And when Serena was restricted from wearing a catsuit to play tennis, she sported a tutu. (And I’m not sure I can rock bumper Nikes with a tutu, but I’ll try. Frood, you have been warned.)
And here is a celebratory thread link to a Serena history lesson with pictures and video of why she is the GOAT. Enjoy!
(Twitter thread by @khalilmsaadiq, 2018 Aug 31, ThreadReaderApp unroll.)
Acronym GOAT: Greatest of All Time
Have a terrific day, why not?