Lots of people are getting bent out of shape with the latest debacle at the Supreme Court. And they should be. But they should also recognize the limitations of fixing the “system”. There is nothing written that sets the number of Supreme Court justices. Over time in has varied. Today there are 9. Not set in stone but the Corpse in Chief will not even talk about an increase in justices. Biden is a real douche. So, what can the legislature solution. Forget the House. Even if Democrats by some miracle retain control it will be by a very narrow margin, gerrymandered districts will hold. The only hope is the Senate. Democrats have some super candidates and statewide demographics are much more favorable.
Still the System sucks. Perhaps we should attempt a rewrite?
Well, the cards are on the table. The Supreme bunch of assholes has taken away the constitutional right of women to control their own uterus. Led by the cretinous Clarence Thomas the Supremes now intend to go after legal contraception and gay marriage. Yes, the cards are on the table folks. The have revealed themselves to be nothing more than a cabal of religious fascists. They refuse to admit that the issues they are ruling on are opposed by the overwhelming number of Americans.
However, there is hope. There is an election in November and Democrats must stress the obvious. These radical extremists on the Court must be made the ISSUE in the mid-terms, Fuck gas prices and general inflation. Our democracy is at stake. Indeed, this is a reckoning in American political life. The stakes are incredibly high.
Inflation Is Awful, but the End of Democracy Is Worse
Americans on the political right have found all sorts of ways to mock and dismiss the Jan. 6 committee’s hearings. One is to point to them as proof that Democrats are terminally out of touch with pressing, important issues. Gas rose above $5 a gallon in some places and recession looms, but sure, prattle on about Trump’s tantrums in the final days of his presidency! Knock yourself out! That sentiment is rendered with an almost audible chortle of glee over the drubbing that Democrats may well endure in the midterms.
And it’s bananas. While those Republicans are probably right that inflation in the months leading up to November 2022 will have a significantly bigger impact at the polls than insurrection two years earlier, they’re dead wrong about what has greater moral weight, matters more in the long term and endangers the very future of this country as a stable democracy. Democrats aren’t engaged in some partisan indulgence — that’s why Liz Cheney, who is Republican royalty, has made temporary cause with them. And despite their painstaking staging of the hearings, they’re not merely performing political theater.
There’s no minimizing or merrily moving past the fact that a former American president who remains his party’s likeliest nominee in 2024 incited violence, threatened fellow party members, imperiled his own vice president and spread incendiary lies in an attempt to overturn the will of voters and stay in office. And it’s no piddling, negligible detail that most Republicans on the ballot this coming November probably won’t publicly condemn or contradict him. They’ve essentially told voters that they’d be fine with autocracy if the autocrat smiled on them.
That’s the most crucial issue in the midterms, and shame on lawmakers like Senator Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, who said on (where else?) Fox News on Tuesday: “I have not taken the time to watch the hearings. I feel like the best use of my time is fighting the inflationary effects.” Senator, I’m betting you can do both at once, and why not pair that good fight against ghastly prices with a broader battle to preserve the country’s very integrity?
The planets are aligned. Let the summer begin. Indeed, I think many of us are in need of a celestial reckoning. Unfortunately, not enough Americans recognize the danger developing ever so swiftly toward doing away with democracy. These far-right lunes are capable of an armed insurrection in many cities. It’s likely gonna be a long hot summer. And cheering it all on will be Donald J. Trump. This man should be under federal indictment for treason and be locked up. Trump continues to make a mockery of American justice. Should be quite a summer.
Truly folks. These are very nutty times. To be sure, the theatre of the absurd. There is a very obvious mental problem in the country that manifests itself in the delusion among many morons that the presidential election was rigged. Indeed the psychotic former president keeps repeating the BIG LIE. Truly dystopian. Then of course we must witness Joe Biden who in my view is in a stage of dementia falls off a bike he had no business being on. That’s the just the kind of intelligent insight we need in our leaders. Meanwhile the climate continues to erupt around the world. Thank goodness for weed!!!!
How very fitting that the NRA is holding its annual convention in Texas. The perfect place for a bevy of sociopaths to meet and party. And of course, they have a list of great speakers to rile up the cretins. The former president of the United States spoke in his usual psychotic manner was awarded with warm applause by the gathering of gun loving freaks. But the warmest welcome was accorded to Ted Cruz. Really folks Cruz is the epitome of an excuse for a man. He is a creature from Hell and even bears a resemblance to the devil. This is a creature that is the definition of evil and cowardice. Indeed, his continued existence makes me doubt the possibility of God. Then there is Greg Abbott who is the leader of the Texas turds. He is a villain of epic proportions. In his wheelchair he reminds me of an evil character from a Bond movie. And I have to mention those Texas cops who look so ridiculous in their fucking huge hats. So brave that they stood aside while children were being massacred. They surely have a reserved place in Hell. My only hope is that Beto will be able to flush these turds in November!!!!
Surely, we are nearing the end of days. To be sure, the killing of young innocents in Texas is another sign that the end is near. Yesterday I watched the news conference where that sociopath governor of Texas ranted about mental health being the reason 19 children and two teachers were gunned down in cold blood. There have mental health issues for humans since the beginning of time but there weren’t always automatic assault weapons that could be purchased by an 18-year-old without any checks. The problem is GUNS!!! There are more guns than people in the United States. The rest of the developed world deems us barbarians of gun violence and they are right. What kind of sick society allows people to purchase weapons of carnage without background checks??
Of course, a major part of the blame for this situation rests squarely with gun manufacturers and their allies in the Republican party that solicit and get money from these purveyors of death. Why in the name of God do individuals need high powered weapons of death? Many of the children killed in Texas couldn’t even be identified without DNA tests because they were so mutilated, We need serious gun control legislation in this country but the Republicans block every attempt. This is a sick country and getting sicker by each passing day. How many more folks will die from the carnage resulting from these weapons of destruction??
It certainly appears that the end of days are upon us. Just watch the news for 10 minutes and you get a lifetime worth of depressing happenings. The situation in Ukraine is in the realm of the surreal. Why in the name of creation are we not going in there will guns blazing to save the brave Ukrainian people? Perhaps if we had a president that was not going senile and having increasing signs of dementia this crisis would quickly come to an end. Russia is a paper tiger. You think Putin will risk war with the US? I think not. As bad as Biden is the Republicans are in a league of their own. Republicans are at the point of avoiding reality and denying they have said things that are on tape!!!! We have a narcissistic billionaire attempting to take over Twitter in an effort to hide the fact that his Tesla cars are pieces of shit. Meanwhile the neo-fascist governor of Florida is picking fights with cartoon characters. Not a good morning friends. End of days for sure.
On this Easter Sunday morning it’s hard to be optimistic about the fate of mankind. Of course, the Russia / Ukraine situation is almost surreal if not for the real suffering of thousands of poor souls. Death and destruction because a tyrant wants power? A familiar theme throughout history but this time the threat of nuclear warfare looms as a possibility. I had believed that Putin wouldn’t resort to this temptation but he is increasingly getting pushed up against a wall and I’m sure he is pissed and even more crazy. Even we avoid a nuclear disaster the US domestic situation is enough to drive me to even more drink!!!
As a former Wall Streeter I know that nothing kills political ambitions more than inflation. Prices, particularly for food, are up sharply. People vote with their pocketbooks. As it stands now Democrats will lose the House and the Senate is up for grabs. Can you really imagine the GOP crazies in the House running Congress??? Therefore on this glorious Easter Sunday morning I wish I good be hopeful, but I can’t. It’s sick out there and getting sicker!!!!
Really, things are getting out of control. Of course, living in the NYC area makes one realize how vital the subways are to the economic life of the city. That’s why I believe the guy they have targeted is the tip of the iceberg. We are living in crazy times. Is the worst yet to come. Easter weekend on tap????