It's even worse than it appears..
Listen to today's Countdown podcast. I was cheering out loud during the first segment. When you read this post, you'll see why. I tried listening to the NYT Daily podcast today, but it made me hate them all over again, starting with saying how great a week it has been for Trump. You can say that, imho, but you have to say right after that, that it was a terrible week for the rest of us. Because any good news for Trump is awful news for everyone else. And I do mean everyone, including the people who plan to vote for him again. #
Chief Justice John Roberts: “I will decide every case based on the record, according to the rule of law, without fear or favor, to the best of my ability, and I will remember that it's my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat.”#
They edited the Constitution the way board members of tech companies design software products, with no idea how it works.#
My favorite soft drink these days is Coke Cherry Zero. It's got a really nice taste. Went to the store today, they only had one 12-pack, but they also had a 12-pack of Coke Spiced Zero. I decided to give it a try. I had a can at lunch and it's weird but okay I guess, but the belches are strongly flavored and that's realllly weird. It took me a while to figure out where this belch-breath was coming from. It tastes like I took some very strong medicine. The weirdest soft drink I've ever had. But it kind of grows on you. I'll try another one and let you know how it goes. #
I post stuff to Facebook that could get inundated with hateful comments. I have a pretty good idea upfront which ones those are. I go ahead and post them. At the first sign of flameage I turn comments off, with a simple explanation. "I turned off comments here. I didn't want to have a discussion about this, it's just an observation." I think this is totally legit and more people should do it. Really frees you up to say what you see. #
BTW, this is what the new podcast feed looks like viewed in feeder. #
  • This is the first of two podcasts for today. #
  • It started out being one podcast, but I hit the wrong button after 14 minutes and ended up with two audio files instead of one.#
  • I don't like editing, so you get two for the price of one. :-)#
  • It's a rambler, starts out with me talking about Elie Mystal on abortion and slavery. #
  • The second podcast explains how we're in a war, and it's about time we recognized it as such. #
  • We need the Democrats to do what we elected them to do, save the freaking United States, which by the way after yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court, doesn't really exist any longer. We go into that in the second episode. #
  • It's not enough to win the election. We have to get the Supreme Court back to a semblance of what it was. They're behaving in a way that's inconsistent with the continued existence of the country they're supposed to be part of the government of. #
  • But we can have a laugh along the way. The world hasn't completely fallen apart, yet. 😄 #
  • 14 minutes.#
  • This is the second of two podcasts for a two-podcast Tuesday, today.#
  • Very likely there will be another tomorrow. #
  • So much going on! 😄#
  • 25 minutes.#
  • This is a lightly edited version of a post on Threads. #
  • I understand why the Dems don't want to be the first to use the new rule passed by the Supreme Court, but I think they should consider this plan:#
    • Arrest the members of the Supreme Court who just voted for the new rule about presidential immunity.#
    • Nominate six replacements, sorry no Repubs this time.#
    • The Senate ratifies them.#
    • Once they're installed, they hold an emergency session to restore Roe v Wade, and to undo all the other crazy BS they did and then revoke the new rule, and re-assert the rule of law that especially applies to the president.#
    • And I don't know what they do with the ones they arrested but frankly I don't care. Leave them in jail until they figure it out.#
    • And it's about time Trump was arrested and held without bail, so he can't do any more damage to the US while awaiting trial. #
  • Patrick LaForge, a longtime friend who works at the NYT: "I think the distinction here is that the president can't be prosecuted for violations of law but they would still be acts unsupported by law that a court could block or an agency could refuse to carry out. But they sure have created a mess."#
  • My response: Maybe starting to do it is enough to get the courts to undo the mess asap.#

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