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another slow news day that needs retroactive continuity, so Matt Gaetz is not a witch

Some civil disobedience acts are better than others, like storming a SCIF, because to Gaetz, some kayfabe stunts are more legal than others during an impeachment inquiry. On the bright side, at least Gaetz didn’t melt or burst into flames.

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Kondrat'yev, 35, in August pleaded guilty to assaulting a U.S. Congress member. She faces up to a year in prison, a $100,000 fine or five years of probation.

She admitted to throwing a cup of red liquid at Gaetz while he was leaving a Pensacola restaurant following his “Open Gaetz” event on June 1.

Kondrat’yev was part of a group of protesters outside the event, and she reportedly held a sign that read “Gaetz wipe the blood off your hands, A+ rating NRA, save our kids vote Gaetz out 2020,” referring to the congressman's rating by the National Rifle Association, Roll Call reported at the time.

If Kondrat’yev had used glitter, would there be a need to rewrite the narrative.

There’s a concept in pop culture called “retconning,” short for retroactive continuity. The idea is that people working on continuations of existing stories — such as the people making a new “Star Wars” film, for example — might want to go in a new direction that breaks from the established narrative. To solve the dilemma, they might, say, include a scene showing an established character from a past film suddenly revealing a new family member. Change what’s known and head in a new direction.

On Tuesday evening, with public impeachment hearings looming, President Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani attempted to retcon the Ukraine story. In an essay published by the Wall Street Journal, Giuliani attempted to fit an exculpatory narrative into what’s known about how Trump tried to pressure Ukraine into announcing new investigations that would benefit him politically.

Giuliani offered a unique description of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“In particular, Messrs. Zelensky and Trump discussed Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” Giuliani writes. “A Ukrainian court ruled in December last year that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Ukrainian lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko illegally interfered in the 2016 election by releasing documents related to Paul Manafort.” Giuliani goes on to riff on a 2017 Politico article that has become to the Ukraine scandal what Carter Page was to the Russia probe.

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Retconning(sic) resembles revisionist history, because the news needs pizzazz.

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Trumpism has become the vehicle for logical fallacy.

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But seriously, there’s just enough steak but not enough sizzle for a meatless Friday that will feature another witness to the crimes of Amigos and Shreks.

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GOP wants moar cowbell in the impeachment inquiry, thus the demand for more witnesses like the whistleblower

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