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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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Something To Watch Between Ballgames And Legal Maneuvers

Bored by the Trump and Trump related legal happenings? Frustrated at scoreboard watching in the final weeks of the baseball season? Well, I have a diversion you for the rest of this month. Today the House returns from one of its many holiday vacations and the federal government’s budget runs out at the end of the month. This is definitely worth keeping an eye on!

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The First Flames

The number one mission of the 118th Republican House Caucus is to make Joe Biden and the Democrats look bad. They really don’t care about what they will perceive as collateral damage. That includes the American and global economies. Harsh assessment? Yes. Brutally accurate? You bet!

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Progressive Sweeping XXII

One thing is for certain: We do not live in boring times; at least not in politics anyway!

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