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It Couldn’t Happen Here. Could It?

Notice: In the interest of accuracy, on more than one occasion I use a word that may violate my PG rating.

Like most Americans I awoke Friday to the news that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was dead. He supposedly died while taking a walk at the Russian prison where he was an inmate. I grew up in a cold climate, admittedly not Siberia, but a pleasant stroll outside in February was not my idea of fun.

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Another Bad Punt And More To Come

Unlike many of my readers I didn’t spend much time watching football this season, but I do have a fan’s understanding of the game. (Unlike most football fans I am willing to admit the limitations of my knowledge of the game.) For the most part a punt is the admission that your offense sputtered. In the NFL you accomplish a punt without the aid of the other team. The House Republicans haven’t even reached that level of competency.

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What’s Going On In Your House

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.

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An Email And A Problem

Timestamp: Early Sunday morning

On Friday morning I received an email from freshman Democratic Representative Jeff Jackson. (While I live in his state I don’t live in his district. I’m sure part of the reason he emailed me is because he wants my endorsement and vote in his upcoming run for North Carolina Attorney General. In time he will most likely be pleased on both counts. You see the North Carolina Republicans redistricted him out of his seat in Congress. Funny how that happens. No, it isn’t!) The title of the email was “Seven days until shutdown“. The timestamp is necessary but in reality, nothing of substance has transpired between that email and this writing. I’m betting not much else of substance will between now and publishing.

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Perhaps Only Temporarily, But Putin Won

Timestamp: Sunday very early afternoon.

Among other reasons, you may see timestamps on a lot of my articles over the next few weeks because I’m rather busy in my personal life and am writing even further ahead of publishing than I normally do.

At the eleventh-hour Congress passed and President Biden signed a 45-day continuing resolution (CR) keeping the lights on in the federal government. A lot of people are claiming victory and celebrating like they actually achieved something. Because of my background, I like sports analogies. This is like someone stepping into the batter’s box, not hitting a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth, with the score tied, to win a championship. This is just the basics. Kind of like unlocking the store’s door at whatever opening time is in the morning.

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