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Cuthbert Allgood

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What's your favorite single issue of a comic?

Doesn't have to be a stand alone, but not looking for best arch, or best run, or anything. Just what single issue sticks with you.

Mine would be Watchman #4: Watchmaker. Blew me away the first time I read it, and in subsequent reads still has a huge impact.

A very close second would be Fraction's Hawkeye #11. Pizza Dog is such a good character and what Fraction did without words was incredible.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Feb 15, 2023, 04:14 PM (4 replies)

The SOTU was great--we need to give a lot of credit to Vinay Reddy

The speech writers did a great job of knowing how to put quarters in the Republicans to set them up. Biden gave the speech well, but the unsung heroes need love, too.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Feb 8, 2023, 08:28 PM (2 replies)

Doesn't this further splitting of the R votes give the D's a chance to get Jeffries in?

If they do they math right, the last 6 or so Dems could not vote and Jeffries would have the majority.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Jan 4, 2023, 01:51 PM (22 replies)

Some non-Republican pardon discussion--Biden needs to pardon Leonard Peltier

so that he doesn't die in prison. Or at least clemency.

It is embarrassing that he is still in prison while Amnesty International is working to get him released. I thought for sure Clinton would pardon him. And then I was positive Obama would. Biden needs to do the right thing.

I taught some of his family and I think of him often, but all these assholes looking for pardons made me think about it again last night.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:45 AM (7 replies)

AOC does a fantastic job of pointing blame on corporations

We need more of this from our representatives. Let's stop pretending it is anything else.

https://twitter.com/RepAOC/status/1511838499829387267
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Thu Apr 7, 2022, 12:44 PM (7 replies)

New Headline: Biden, Senate Democrats Can Replace Justice Stephen Breyer on Party Lines

Editorís Note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Republicans could use Senate rules to block a Biden Supreme Court nomination. It was based on the authorís incorrect analysis of a May 13, 2021, Congressional Research Service report. The Senate will require a majority of votes to approve Justice Stephen Breyerís replacement, not 60 votes.

Article Link:

But the nuclear option can go into motion only if the Judiciary Committee reports the nomination to the floor, a procedural move that says whether a majority on the committee recommends the full Senate consider the pick. Well, in a little-noticed backroom deal that took more than a month to hammer out, McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to a power-sharing plan in February that splits committee membership, staffs and budgets in half. (A full nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Research Service regarding the current process for nominees is here.)

Why does this matter? If all 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee oppose Bidenís pick and all 11 Democrats back her, the nomination goes inert. (A pretty safe bet in a committee where at least half of the Republican members have White House ambitions of their own.) The nomination doesnít die, but it does get parked until a lawmakeróhistorically, the Leader of the partyóbrings it to the floor for four hours of debate.

A majority of the Senateó51 votes, typicallyócan then put debate about the issue on the calendar for the next day. But thatís the last easy part. When the potential pick comes to the floor again, itís not as a nomination. At that point, itís a motion to discharge, a cloture motion that requires 60 votes. In other words, 10 Republicans would have to resurrect the nomination of someone already blocked in the Judiciary Committee.


Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Jan 26, 2022, 03:08 PM (66 replies)

John Lennon was killed 41 years ago today

I know we just came off of Pearl Harbor which is a major historical event, but the killing of John Lennon left a huge impression on me. I am about as old as you can be and still be Gen X. I was a freshman in high school when Lennon was killed. We had choir rehearsal that night. I remember most of us being devastated. I was 4 when the Beatles broke up, so I don't have that moment in my memory, but they were still a big part of my musical youth. And I loved Lennon. I had just bought Double Fantasy (vinyl, of course) and had listened to it so many times already when Lennon was killed. I also am one of the few that liked the Yoko Ono songs.

So. Anyway. Today brings a lot of memories of grief back to my mind. And a fondness for a musical genius taken too soon.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:46 AM (16 replies)

AOC says she is 'inclined to say yes' as to whether Justice Breyer should retire

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "inclined to say yes" as to whether Justice Stephen Breyer should retire from the Supreme Court in the coming weeks so President Joe Biden can nominate a liberal jurist to replace him.

"You know, it's something I think about, but I would probably lean towards yes," Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday when asked if Breyer should retire at the end of this Supreme Court term. "I would give more thought to it, but I'm inclined to say yes."

Ocasio-Cortez joins at least one other House Democrat who has publicly signaled that they want Breyer to retire so that Biden, with the help of a slim Democratic majority in the Senate, can replace the 82-year-old liberal justice with a younger member.

Breyer has previously declined to talk about his retirement prospects. In a speech earlier this year, he warned against proposals to expand the size of the Supreme Court from its current nine members.


Full article on CNN
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 02:16 PM (26 replies)

Season 2 Finale of Mandalorian--Spoiler Free Post

Holy balls. Buckle in. They just need to give Favreau the keys to Star Wars, because this series just keeps getting better and better.

Not ashamed to admit I teared up at the end of the episode.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:32 AM (8 replies)
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