Bob Ferguson is filing another lawsuit against another one of the Trump administration’s horrible policies. As the 9th Circuit gets more and more conservative, the side of the angels is going to be less likely to prevail. Still, the conditions of care for children in detention are abhorrent. I can’t believe we could make them worse.
Elizabeth Warren was in town yesterday. It was a packed and quite the barn burner. I especially liked the section where she talked about how the government works fine for the people at the top, but that it could work for the rest of us. Very different from the GOP message that government is inherently a mess. Also, I was one of the last people to take a picture with her, and it was several hours after she spoke.
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.
I am still neutral for the Presidential primary. I have eliminated plenty of people, but there’s still a top tier. Elizabeth Warren is definitely in that tier. So I’m excited that she has a town hall in Seattle.
Matt Shea is a paranoid weirdo. The district is pretty solidly Republican, so I don’t know why they don’t kick him out of the party. Or primary him. I am glad for the conservatives and Republicans who call his bullshit. I am just dismayed by how few there are.
Matt Shea is trash. Obviously. But these new revelations about him have, I regret to inform you, broken my brain. Team Rugged. Team. Rugged. Team…Rugged.
It’s kind of amazing how much weird gross stuff there is on Phil Fortunato. Is there a store of gross anecdotes on a bunch of legislators, and we would hear about it if any of them ran for higher office? Was this news before, but I just missed it?
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.
Amazing protest of ICE yesterday. It seems like every day there’s a new horror. Baby cages. Mass deportations on the first day of school. It would be great to have human decency at the border.
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.
Hey everyone. Please don’t murder anyone. Don’t be a white supremacist. Don’t spread white supremacist garbage online or in person. This country needs to confront a lot of horrible things including racism and easy access to guns. But in the meantime don’t kill anyone.
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.
Good. The state House will finally investigate Matt Shea. It was a long time coming. We knew about the chat logs months ago. We knew about the genocide fantasy even earlier. That asshole really has to go.
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.