South Carolina Maga-ites prove why they shouldn’t be allowed to vote (According to Don’s reasoning).

The two nice ladies who think Trump is still President and there are TWO different militaries, one run by Trump (good) and one run by Biden (bad). And then there is the lady towards the end who dies not believe that there is a war in Ukraine and that the refugees Klepper met in Hungary were all actors is indicative of the videos shared by Mr. Roberts from Ukraine.

Happy Hump Day, Y’all!

Three eras coming to an end

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35568868/tom-brady-says-retiring-football-good

Sports is not a topic discussed here. However, the retirement of, arguably, the best player in the history of football is significant.

I was never a fan of Brady’s. I did respect his game. And respected it even more after he left New England and proved how good he was and the Bill Bellichek needed Tom more than Tom needed him.

The headline of my post says three eras. The other two? Ozzy Osborne is ending his touring career. And Dr. Phil is ending his TV show.

Different reactions to similar incidents.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3834307-tyre-nichols-arrest-footage-what-we-know-so-far/

The outrage over the police beating of Mr. Nichols is correct from all sides. It is a terrible incident that, hopefully, will assist in reforming policing across the country. Please note I said REFORM, not defund or abolish police forces. They are a necessary part of helping to maintain the peace in our country.

What I have noticed is that the outrage seems much louder from those on the Right who showed no such anger with the beating of George Floyd a couple of years ago. Why is that?

Is it because the five officers in Memphis were all Black?

Discuss among yourselves.

Warning Label for the 118th Congress

Gil Troy is a professor, Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University, and American presidential historian who has written nine books, including “Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents” and “The Age of Clinton: America in the Nineties.” 

An interesting take on extremists, on BOTH sides of the aisle, and how the moderates can and should lead the way.

Church Committee 2.0?

Two staff members from the Church Committee supports the idea that the Jordan-led ” Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” is anything but a self-serving tool to protect them from investigations for their roles in 2020 Election interference and the January 6th insurrection. They are pretty clear that it is 1) more akin to McCarthy’s UnAmerican Committee, and 2) ” The current congressional vendetta appears self-protective and intended to intimidate federal investigators from doing their jobs.”

Continue reading “Church Committee 2.0?”

A Look Back

While prophecies and predictions are fun to discuss, a look back at 2022 is also fun and interesting.

Charlie Sykes does a nice review of 2022. Factual and sourced (links throughout).

I know some of the posters here take issue with The Bulwark. Mostly because they are more accurate than the “sources” used and opinions shared by those who don’t like The Bulwark. Which I find a bit humorous because it is a group of old school conservatives who don’t pull punches on calling out what is considered “conservative” today.