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Garland rule on Bannon yet?

The weekend is here. Taking this long for low hanging fruit gives us little hope for speedy decisions for subpoenaed former Trump officials.

I would not be shocked if Garland came back to the committee and told them to pursue his subpoena in civil courts.

Ehh, maybe Bannon is already sitting in front of a grand jury. We don't know what we don't know.

March 1st Iowa votes.

Yay, the Covid pandemic is over.

I mean, we are getting people vaccinated. I hear on TV that we have turned the corner that kids getting vaccinated will be a game changer. My church doesn't require masks, only 3 or 4 people wear them, not counting me. Yippie I O Ky aye mother fucker.

So I go to the Covid tracker site and find out that around 1,5000 Americans are dying every day from Covid and I say to self, this must be wrong. I see that infections and deaths have dropped a little but I think back when 1,500 people a day were dying we were shutting down businesses and writing our last will and testament. We didn't have fans in the stands at sporting events, now the stands are full again.

WTF would our death toll be if we weren't vaccinated? It appears to me that I am in the minority, I don't believe that 1,500 Americans dying every day is acceptable. (with people being vaccinated) I went to watch my 8 year old grandson 4 weeks ago. The nurse at his school called and told me that my grandson had a fever and a headache so I went and picked him up and had him tested for Covid. His parents had come home 2 days later so I went home. My grandson tested positive, his parents tested positive and they wanted me to watch him again in 10 days so I got tested. I tested negative but I took the rapid test because I needed to know the results before I travelled to my grandson's. Grandson got better in like 3 days, went through his quarantine and went back to school. I felt shitty, nothing serious, but a tickle cough and tired and worn out. Only within the past week have I started to feel normal again.

I'm sorry for ranting, but I feel this cavalier attitude that is out there is wrong. This bs about kids losing their freedom because they have to wear masks in school drives me up a wall. My grandson got Covid and his school wears masks.

Rant off sorry. Just wanted to remind people that Covid is still out there.

Build Back Better Bill

I am a 10 out of 10 blue blood progressive Democrat. With that said, I beg Democrats not to fall into this trap. The right wing narrative is going to be that president Biden's bill has been gutted. I beg Democrats not to inflate that narrative. I voted for McGovern for crying out loud but I am a realist. We got what we could get and we should push what we got and not cry about what we didn't get.

We can do better next time when we add Democratic Senate seats.

Passing these 2 bills is good news not bad news, rejoice and be glad, or don't and join the GQP narrative.

Democratic Appreciation Thread,

This is for the Build back better and infrastructure bills. A lot of credit goes out to Speaker Pelosi for not caving on voting for the infrastructure bill first. We all know what would have happened, we wouldn't have a Build Back Better bill.

I sincerely believe that both bills will get passed and several months ago I had my doubts.

So I am giving my early congratulations to Congressional Democrats. Even a 1.5 trillion dollar bill will be a BFD.

Good job Dems. I feel it in my bones that these bills are going to pass.

Trump's new social media platform,

Yeah we all laughed at Trump's roll out of (give me a break) Truth. Rachel Maddow even laughed at the incompetence of the roll out.

I am not laughing because I read an article about the tons of money that is backing this site. Fucking hedge funds are pouring tons of money into it. When 2 hedge funds got caught supporting Trump they sold their shares, sold their shares but someone else bought them. No, there is a lot of money funding Trump and they will work the bugs out and then this won't be so funny.

Garland hearing right now,

I can't sign in to C-Span 3, my cable provider doesn't qualify. Any help out there?

Garland appearing before Judiciary committee today,

So will this hearing be televised, probably on C-span? Will any networks cover it?

I can't wait for the intelligent questions from Jordan, Issa, Goehmert, and Gaetz.

Kudos to Nicolle Wallace

for spending a big segment of her show keeping the 1/5 DC Hotel war room in the spotlight. Kudos to Liz Cheney who again today lambasted Republicans for not having the guts to protect our democracy. Excellent show today, even moderate Clare McCaskill admitted that things weren't progressing quickly enough, that maybe the select committee would have to invoke inherent contempt and start arresting people if DOJ is lagging.

Disclaimer; I only watch Nicolle, Chris Hayes, and Rachel but I really doubt that anyone else spent much time talking about the 1/5 war room.

Where is our DOJ?

I have to keep after this because; face the truth, the select committee can only go so far, can only do so much and it can be stone walled, DOJ has the clout. This is what I am talking about, why wasn't this done the day after Garland was confirmed to find out the origins of a coup against our government. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Barr did it to look into the origins of the Trump/Russia investigation.

I am of the stubborn opinion that unless our DOJ acts independently into investigating the origins and money behind the coup, nothing meaningful will come of the House investigation. A person cannot stonewall to appear before a grand jury.

I'm talking about the authority our AG has right now, without referrals from the select committee. It's not like our democracy is depending on it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired.

Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal regulations that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham’s investigation has been narrowing to focus more on the conduct of FBI agents who worked on the Russia investigation, known by the code name of Crossfire Hurricane.

Fucking Barr did it just to cover for Trump. Garland can do the same to save our democracy.

I am just an internet lawyer, someone explain to me why this isn't happening now?

Dark Money Behind the Coup,

Sheldon Whitehouse was on Nicolle Wednesday saying we needed to get dark money out of politics. He said a handful of billionaires own politicians. Whitehouse was on Rachel yesterday and stated that Jeffrey Clark was not smart enough to attempt a coup without help. He then mentioned the words "grand jury" and Jeffrey Clark. He then mentioned that Clark is now working for a Libertarian group "funded by Charles Koch." Is this one of the billionaires that Whitehouse is talking about? Are we starting to see who is behind the scenes of this failed coup? How many politicians does Charles Koch own? Joe Manchin, just a question, but did you accept Koch money?

Drag this Libertarian through the coals, expose this cockroach if he is one of the people behind the curtain.

Then again, maybe I am jumping to conclusions, starved for action and accountability. Getting Jeffrey Clark in front of a grand jury is a huge step forward.

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