point of order – A claim made by a senator from the floor that a rule of the Senate is being violated. If the chair sustains the point of order, the action in violation of the rule is not permitted.
Glossary of the United States Senate
We heard that a lot for a bit, with the total replay that is cable news. Democrats repeatedly called for points of order during the Strzok hearings, challenging the procedure, usually on the heels of seemed personal attacks or other unfounded allegations of “Deep State” or other fanciful intrusions.
Frankly, the Republican claim that the FBI is part of a “deep state” should be considered in the light in which it’s been offered; a ludicrous attempt to immunize a president from political and criminal harm; a president they’re not even sure of how deep his involvement in Russian election meddling goes. Continue reading
Let’s be clear; by “America” I mean, white America, unfortunately. Continue reading
It would probably be too dire of me to ask if everybody knew what the truth was. So, I’ll take a different tact.
We all know or knew of a person, either we went to school with someone, worked on the job with someone or was in the military, especially in the military with someone like that, who at the end of the day was really full of shit. We accept them for what and who they are; we acknowledge that they lie but because they may be part of our circle, we tolerate them; even at times enjoying their company. But always, we recognize that what they’re selling is a bunch of fake. We derisively yet jokingly say, “That mother%*cker can’t be relied on” or words to that effect. They’re not necessarily friends but yet sometimes more than acquaintances. Continue reading
Everyone’s commenting on the development of Different and even I have to admit that he appears to be growing into his job. The change in confidence began when he made the announcement to the Press about the termination of embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; the impromptu conference as he was boarding MAR1. He looked “presidential” answering questions, not seemingly from an earlier written and arranged script and doing so without flying ad lib as we’ve seen him do previously and recently. Yet his timely, positional acclimation shouldn’t calm our fears. Let me tell you why.
That’s because no one seems to understand the depths of how low Different is willing to go. And that’s because no one takes him for his word. We’ve come to accept his lies as hyperbolic affirmations, choosing to err on the side of comedy rather than tragedy. On the other hand, we should believe, understand and take literally everything that Different says; every bleeping thing. Continue reading
When you look at what’s going on in the Trump White House, at times it reads like a spy thriller, including foreign locales, exotic women with names to match and an intricate story that, in the end as many espionage plots go, will wind up being about larceny, albeit on a global scale with the theft of security and ideals as much as money. Except the central character of the Trump White House saga, with its bare-bones staff (still, how many positions to be filled?) is nothing like the serious and capable protagonists of a Clancy or Ludlum piece. With his quirky and semi-comedic mismanagement style, it’s more a plot-device worthy of Matt Helms or Remo Williams, at least I’d thought originally. Then along came Scott Pruitt and I got smart. Continue reading