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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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Progressive Sweeping LXV

About 15 years into this “project” and I’m still amazed at how much political news accumulates in such a short time period. Let’s get it on.

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I Don’t Know Why, But…

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.

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Progressive Sweeping LVII

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.

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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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