Resigning

We need a sane Republican Party if we are to have a real debate of ideas. Former Trump Administration Official Miles Taylor is on the mission. He, along with his cohort of sane Republicans, are making an effort to save their party. We need Miles Taylor to succeed on his...

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  • May 19, 2021

OK, Moscow Mitch may have lost a bit of his edge lately, pulling lame stunts like biting the corporate hand that feeds him and then having to hunt for a bandaid. And without question he is a son of a bitch (insert obligatory apology here to female dogs and their...

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  • April 11, 2021
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Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 2021

My dogs are pretty loyal. I give them loads of treats, ear scratches, and belly rubs, and in return they look at me adoringly while mostly refraining from pooping in or near my shoes. I could start selling holiday gift baskets stuffed with panda sausage, baby seal tears, and black...

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  • March 6, 2021

Trump losing his SAG card probably will make little difference to him, although that puts him one rung below Reagan. The falsehood of 2020 election fraud will remain for years. x “Trump receives a $90,776 pension for the acting work he performed on SAG-covered shows and an $8,724 pension for...

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  • January 19, 2021

Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

Regardless of whatever else happens in the next week, Trump’s one and only term ends at noon on January 20th. It’s in the Constitution. After that, he will be an ex-president. Because of that, some lawyers are arguing that the Senate can no longer try him, that impeachment only applies...

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  • January 14, 2021

It’s pretty much a given now that sometime between Monday and Wednesday, the House will pass and send to the Senate an article of impeachment against the Malignant Mangoturd. This fact seems to have penetrated Trump’s fantasy world, because he is already considering who should be on his defense team....

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  • January 10, 2021

Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s chief of staff, resigned this afternoon, just after the assault on the capitol. She didn’t mention the riot, but the timing says it all. She may only the first of many. Resigned: White House social secretary Rickie Niceta. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews. Thinking of...

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  • January 7, 2021

Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the...

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  • December 7, 2020

Public health officials have been warning us for months now about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, about how devastating it can be, how easy it is to spread, and, most importantly, how we can protect ourselves and everyone around us from it. In response, a grateful nation is ....

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  • June 23, 2020

The stories all yesterday and this morning have been that Barr can’t fire Berman at SDNY because he was appointed by the court. There’s been speculation whether Trump can fire him, but if so, he would have to do it personally. Five minutes ago, he did: Trump Personally Fires U.S....

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  • June 20, 2020

The cover-up continues as Trump tries to disrupt what are continuing investigations into a number of crimes that might ultimately involve IMPOTUS*.  The firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman may have been planned to happen with a confluence of Juneteenth and possible discord, only to be exposed with the shift...

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  • June 20, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: 🚨GEORGIA POLL🚨 A new poll from a GOP firm finds Georgia a true toss-up, both for President and for BOTH Senate races: Joe Biden – 47%Donald Trump – 46%#GASen David Perdue – 43%Jon Ossoff (not yet the nominee) – 41%https://t.co/uuJLnYoU3H pic.twitter.com/qFgpvzxNVf — TrumpsTaxes...

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  • May 13, 2020

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. x With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So,...

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  • May 7, 2020

Remember back in the before times when members of both parties were horrified that Trump appeared to be hectoring Jeff Sessions into resigning as attorney general? It was clear to anyone paying attention that Trump wanted Sessions — who had recused himself from the Mueller investigation — to act not...

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  • December 3, 2019

Mick Mulvaney, fact witness, copped to the quid pro quo by admitting that “we do it all the time, get over it”. This rendered null a week of Trump proclaiming “No Quid Pro Quo”.  It’s probably the best he could do for media framing considering as he’s still OMB head, he...

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  • October 17, 2019

Rick Perry remains in the cabinet, until he isn’t. Perry denies he’s resigning: ‘not today, it's not tomorrow, it's not next month'. So December? Trump’s culpability in trading arms for dirt remains. x Rick Perry says he asked Trump to talk to Ukraine “multiple times” pic.twitter.com/4OQyg0E3Qq — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 7,...

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  • October 7, 2019

Republican Bill Flores of Texas 17th Congressional district is the latest to announce he will not seek re-election in 2020. His central Texas district includes Waco and College Station as well as a small sliver of Austin. flores.house.gov/… “Following the end of my current term in January 2021, I look...

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  • September 4, 2019

It’s amazing what a verbal recap of the major conclusions of a report that’s been out for nearly six weeks can do. Seriously, did anyone read this thing? Judging by the reaction from the right-wing media especially, one would think Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday had included new allegations that...

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  • May 30, 2019

effective June 30.   I did so even without having another job, although I am exploring moving to an independent school next year as well as the possibility of employment using my skills as a writer and an editor. I am a retired/rehired teacher in the Prince George’s County Public School...

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  • May 4, 2019

GQ has a great piece out about the upcoming runoff election in Mississippi between U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R. MS) and Mike Espy (D. MS). The piece highlights her idiotic, racist dog whistling “lynch mob” remark and how that could hurt her. The piece also highlights the differences and similarities between...

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  • November 14, 2018

Every time you think it can’t get any more stupid, the moron train just keeps chugging down the tracks. With the sudden announcement of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigning from her post, there is some chatter in the media of Ivanka Trump actually replacing her. Why am I not amazed? And...

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  • October 9, 2018

So as far as I can see this is how today went, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer come out with a blockbuster report about Brett Kavanaugh. Morning shows talk about it but we have to be careful. They can’t go by hearsay or something. But maybe it is important. A...

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  • September 24, 2018

The Phoenix New Times rips Jeff Flake a new one for his weak response to a stupidly offensive Donald Trump Jr. post on Instagram… “Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, the anthropomorphized loaf of stale bread resigning after this term, made clear his disgust over an Instagram post from Donald Trump Jr. mocking Christine...

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  • September 20, 2018
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