Today is the day in this craziest of all political years. The Georgia run-off elections for 2 Senate seats.
The Democrats need to win both to control the Senate. Which will put the Democratic Party in control of all branches of government.
It is the only way things will get done in the next 2-4 years.
On the other hand, the Republicans need to win only one of the seats in order to stay in control of the Senate. Such will mean divided government as has been off and on for many years recently. Little will be accomplished. U.S. Senate members are no longer statesmen. They are politicians.
Amazing isn’t it. The destiny of our nation, each of us and our families is in the hands of Georgia.
I have neither an opinion nor magic ball to predict the winner. I hope the people of Georgia do right by God and country.
An interesting Opinion piece in the New York Times 1/4/21 by Neal K. Katyal and Sam Koppelman. Titled: Why Congress Should Impeach Trump Again.
The impeachment suggestion does not turn me on. Why waste the time and money. Trump is yesterday’s news come 1/20. It was a few lines of verbiage re counting votes that caught my attention.
In Trump’s one hour telephone call the other day with Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger, Trump said, “I just want to find 11,780 votes…..”
The authors of the Opinion piece comment would be simple and understandable to all but Trump: “In a democracy, you don’t find votes. You count them.”
I suspect wednesday will be a time of bedlam in Washington, D.C. The day that has become known famously as “June 6.” The day the Senate accepts the certifications of vote results cast in each state for President.
The ballots have been counted and recounted many times. Court cases totaled 61 with Trump losing 60. Yet Trump still believes he was cheated and should continue as President following January 20.
He has lied and twisted arms. His efforts have reached the point where almost 50 percent of the nation believe him. House and Senate persons, also. Though I believe more for political reasons than protecting the ballot. The politicians hypocrites one and all.
Trump has rabble roused his rabble rousing followers to be in DC wednesday. He claims he will be there.
The streets of Washington may end up tainted with blood.
One of the groups attending is Proud Boys. Nationalistic authoritarians. Nazi dogma motivated. Men rule theorists. Women prohibited from joining Proud Boys.
Roughly 3 weeks ago, 4 stabbings occurred at a Washington protest. Proud Boys are believed to have done the stabbing.
They will be at Trump’s 1/6 rally carrying guns. As they always do.
The group’s leader is 36 year old Henry “Enrique” Tarrio. Lives n Miami. He was arrested by Washington police when he arrived in DC sunday.
During the rally last month, Tarrio personally removed from a Black church a Black Lives Matter banner. He then burned it in the street. Photos and video of the occurrence available. Also Tarrio admits he burned the flag and is willing to plead to some minimal charge, pay for the cost of the banner, and pay a fine.
When he was arrested, he was found in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines and high capacity feeding devices. Felonies.
Tarrio says, “Come and get me if you feel like what I did was wrong. We’ll let the people decide.” Proud Boys supporters say, “Burn DC to the ground.”
Congress has a new Annie Oakley as a member. Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert. Thirty six.
A Second Amendment supporter. A gun carrying woman. A Glock pistol.
Boebert is a Pistol packin’ Mama to the core. Recall the chorus of Pistol Packin’ Mama. The pistol packing lady was admonished to “lay that pistol down.”
She arrived in DC telling everyone that she “will carry my firearm in DC and in Congress.”
Washington has rough handgun controls and open carry is illegal. Firearms are generally prohibited on the grounds of the Capitol itself, with one exception. Members of Congress may hang on their office walls ceremonial weapons for display purposes.
Boebert received a public rebuke from DC’s Chief of Police. He said, She will be “subject to the same penalties as anyone else caught on a DC street carrying firearms unlawfully.”
Thus far Boebert has not carried her Glock or any firearm in Congress or the streets of Washington.
The Sunday Post is a weekly newspaper published in Dundee, Scotland. It published an interesting piece about Trump.
The article indicated Trump might be flying to Scotland on a military Boeing 757 on 1/19. The plane would fly into Prestwick Airport which is near Turnberry, Trump’s flagship Scottish golf resort.
The article further suggested Trump would be so doing to avoid being in Washington for Biden’s inauguration on 1/20.
Conjecture was also made as to Turnberry being Trump’s new home.
Yesterday was the first trading day of the New Year. The DOW did not do well. Dropped 383 points. Reasons therefore twofold. One the continued uncertainty of the pandemic. The other concern regarding the 2021 economy.
Tuesday again! Means Tuesday talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time tonight. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou. Join me. It has been a wild week!
Enjoy your day!