We shouldn’t celebrate Koch dying
And the Lord knows I’m really trying
But the world is much worse
For him wasting his purse
On things like his climate denying.
Man. Conspiracy theories are really fucking the country up. Of course there are a lot of crimes and cover ups. But there’s so much happening out in the open. Obviously Epstein got a light sentence and he shouldn’t have been able to kill himself. The administration of justice is tilted to the rich and powerful is the conspiracy. But it’s a system, not a cabal, doing it.
The other day, I was in West Seattle after work. Rather than take the bus Downtown like a reasonable person, I decided to walk. I used to take my bike that way pretty frequently, but it has been a while.
Anyway, I walked down East Marginal Way and there were no cars. I assumed that traffic was cut off due to all the construction, but it didn’t look like it. And there were plenty of bikes. It was eerie and wonderful at the same time. I would recommend more places inexplicably devoid of cars.
Congrats to Representative, soon to be Speaker, Jinkins. A good liberal will make an excellent speaker. I am excited to see what her Speakership brings. It has been a long time, probably too long, since the Las Speaker election. Also, definitely read the article if for nothing else, the sine die joke.
I am writing because I hope that you will join Senator Murray and all of the House Democrats from Washington in support of an impeachment investigation. While I realize that the House is the body that impeaches the President, support from the Senate is important. The President has committed many high crimes in the open and, as seen in the Mueller report, behind closed doors. Congress has an obligation to hold him responsible to the extent possible.
I support impeachment. The President has committed many high crimes. From welcoming election interference to obstruction of justice to emoluments violations to putting children in cages, you barely scratch the surface of his many and varied crimes. All that said, I find much of the commentary in favor of impeachment to make some logical leaps. It’s like:
But the Senate isn’t going to remove him. It needs 2/3 of the Senate, so almost 20 Republicans if all Democrats support removal. I don’t think they would even have a trial (McConnell’s super power is not doing things), but smarter people than me say he would have to. And the Trump administration would certainly obstruct an impeachment investigation as much as any other oversight.
This isn’t a reason not to impeach him: If anything it’s more of a reason. The House of Representatives should be on the record that what he did was impeachable. I just hope we know what comes next.
This Mueller testimony is really something:
Democrat: [Reads from the report] Is this accurate?
Democrat: Is that bad?
Mueller: I refer you to the report.
Republican: How come a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton wasn’t central to your report?
Republican: I don’t see anything in this report about what a bitch she is.
Mueller: That’s outside the scope of my testimony.
Hello. Let’s stop calling racist people, racist chants, racist tweets, and other things “racially charged” or “racial”? Can we stop pretending groping or unwanted kissing, especially but not exclusively in the workplace, is just “incidents”? Euphemisms help us get through conversations that we don’t really want to have. But for journalists and for HR people, these conversations need to be clear.