AI deep fakes aside, (I’m not qualified to advise you on detecting them), there will be a lot of disinformation out there between now and Election Day. In fact, it has already started.
Timestamp: Wednesday morning.
Tuesday night the Republicans again proved that they are simply very bad at governing and they can’t run the House of Representatives. I can’t tell you why that is so. I hate to stereotype, especially across time, but that is the only conclusion I can reach presented with the evidence.
It’s another one of those days where I have let a lot of things that I want to at least mention accumulate. Without further ado, let’s go.
Timestamp: Monday morning, Martin Luther King Day
As I pen this another possible government shutdown looms. The current House Speaker, Mike Johnson, is part of a leadership agreement on a budget (which is already months late – students try that in your school work. No don’t, I’m only being sarcastic!) The most radical of the House GOP members are floating the idea of firing Johnson, like they did Kevin McCarthy, for his agreeing to keep the government open. That agreement doesn’t look like it will get across the finish line and the most viable alternative I’ve heard kicked around is another continuing resolution (CR) with a two-pronged end date. Instead of working on getting the government funded a significant portion of the House GOP is either trying to impeach President Biden and/or a significant number of the members of his Cabinet all without cause or proof of impeachable offenses. In addition to that it appears at least two female GOP House members, (Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Nancy Mace of South Carolina), are obsessed with Hunter Biden’s genitalia. (Do you know how difficult it is to keep this PG sometimes?) Oh, and that isn’t even the primary catalyst for today’s rant.
I have to begin this piece with a word of credit and thanks to Steve Brodner who, in his opinion piece of January 2, 2024 in the Washington Post entitled, These politicians denied democracy on Jan. 6. Now they want your vote., did much of my research work. As of this writing there are 147 Republicans who voted not to certify the electoral college results of the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the back up said results and even after they were attacked by domestic terrorists earlier in the day on January 6, 2021. Several have been implicated in complicity in the planning and/or execution of the illegal events of that day. By virtue of this vote, all 147 of them are in my opinion and that of many, many others, at minimum, accessories after the fact.