More images less words for the second half of the year.
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2020 Screen shots — first six months
This year, I’m going to let my screen shots stand in as an annual review. Although I’m not sharing every single one, I’m posting a lot of them. They tell a story and one that isn’t quite so curated. There are a lot of poems included and movies I enjoyed. In other words, it’s not all gloom and doom!
Indivisible phone call — voices of reason
So who’s going to Pride?
I am! Yes, can’t wait.
It’s the 50th.
Who’s driving? Taking the T? Is it noon — 12:45?
There’s this dedication in Medford. To mark the graves of the enslaved. Going there instead.
Did you see Gillette’s trans shaving ad? So great! So great!
Did you see Kushner — disgusting. Axios? Australian interviewer. Three times saying about birtherism, “I didn’t have anything to do with that.” Wouldn’t say it was racist.
London? The baby in diapers blimp! McCain hat projected on building.
The Brits know how to protest! Feed him to the corgis.
He fell asleep during Queen’s remarks.
This long twitter thread on dementia. Quite advanced. Slurring, body twitches, wide-legged walk.Can progress rapidly. Only question is: what KIND of dementia?
Would we know the difference?
I called my rep: ‘take a stand on impeachment.’
What IS his stand on impeachment?
He says everything’s on the table. Like Pelosi.
Back and forth.
Argument against impeachment
- what might happen in 2020.
Arguments for impeachment
- political speculation has been wrong;
- his base is already fired up (and what about the Dem base, BTW);
- polls based on static view are bound to change after weeks of televised hearings (look what 9 minutes of Mueller did) (or is this Pollyanna-ish — after all he’s already an unindicted co-conspirator);
- failure by the Senate to convict will be taken as a triumph, yes, but so will the failure to impeach. At least a trial in the Senate would put every Senator who votes with trump on the record.
- It’s about the long game. If democracy collapses, it won’t matter that impeachment failed and if democracy survives, the record will damn trump-enablers eventually.
And then this:
“If you think the president has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and you move toward impeachment, that’s constitutional. If you think he’s committed impeachable offenses and you don’t hold impeachment hearings, THAT’s political.”
Why did Pelosi say, “Do you want me to send Elijah Cummings home?” WOULD the other investigations have to end?
What makes us think a ‘turbo-charged impeachment subpoena’ will fare better than a regular one, especially since the White House is now defying COURT ORDERS (Flynn disclosure ruling). Holy Christ!
He’ll start a war. That’s his fallback.
“If you think impeachment is political, then so is upholding the 14th Amendment.”
Ending on a high note? Today’s New York Times OpEd by David Brooks (gag), yeah, but his views are evolving. “The Coming GOP Apocalypse.”
“The generation gap is even more powerful when it comes to Republicans. To put it bluntly, young adults hate them.”
“The difference is ideological. According to Pew, 57 percent of millennials call themselves consistently liberal or mostly liberal. Only 12 percent call themselves consistently conservative or mostly conservative. This is the most important statistic in American politics right now.”
Well, this would’ve been more evident by now if it weren’t for gerrymandering.
What happened to our high note?
The court’s ruling on the census case soon.