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The New Johnson

I’m back from my “hiatus” and with that back to my version of live blogging. The biggest political story, (although some may dispute me on my choice), revolves around the election of Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House. As I began to formulate my thoughts on approaching this article an old comedy routine came to mind. Arguably it was made most popular in a 1978 Natural Light beer commercial in which comedian Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. offered several alternatives by which he could be addressed culminating in a slap stick/burlesque quality punchline “…but you doesn’t have to call me Johnson.”

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The Endorsement Of Joe Biden

It may seem early but if you read the following you will see that endorsing Joe Biden for reelection was an inevitability. And a well justified one at that! Let me begin with the practicality and then move on to the justification.

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House Of Fodder

Monday evening was its first session of somewhat regular business but the 118th House of Representatives has already proven to be the House of Fodder (for articles) for political and comedic writers.
The first thing they did was pass a rules package. That is normally done at the opening session but since it lasted five days and concluded in the wee hours of the morning it was put off.

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Progressive Sweeping XX

Well, I’m almost back to my version of live blogging. (This is being written in the afternoon of New Year’s Day.) What better time than the present to catch up on what transpired while I was “away”? (I never left the states of North Carolina and Virginia.)

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My Green Socks

Timeline: Lunchtime on Friday. Again, measured by “ink” the biggest political story of the week just ended (by the time this is published) was the Trump legal soap opera. The timestamp is necessary because the situation is dynamic. At a distant point in time, I know I had a pair of green socks. If I were foolish enough to buy Donald Trump’s malarkey, I might have a place to look for them. Continue reading My Green Socks