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drray23's Journal
drray23's Journal
July 21, 2021

McCarthy is so bad at this.

He's got to be one of the worst minority leaders we ever had in congress. He is completely unable to control his caucus , can not hold a candle to Nancy Pelosi and fails at every step. He ends up whining and not doing anything.
He probably thought Nancy Pelosi would not veto his picks and now he is up the creek without a paddle. He could have had a bipartisan committee with veto powers on subpoenas when first proposed. Instead he is in a situation were we might end up with just democrats+ Cheney.
Of course not many people can hold a candle to Nancy Pelosi but McCarthy has to be one of the most incompetent ones.

July 17, 2021

How vaccines work..

This is how a vaccine works and it is genius.

July 16, 2021

I think Abbott will fail

in his quest to get those drastic voter suppression laws to pass. Democrats are in DC for the next 30 days. I do not think Abbott can easily keep calling 30 days legislative sessions back to back until he gets what he wants.
First off, this is also affecting the Republicans lawmakers. They likely have jobs ( being a state rep in Texas is not a full time job and they get about 7000 per year) and won't want to go along indefinitely with that.

Secondly, it is supposed to be used for emergency sessions . What Abbott wants to do is not emergency. There might be a legal challenge to his continuous calling of special sessions if he keeps at it.

Thirdly, the longer the Texas dems stay in DC, the more pressure they apply and keep it in the news. Eventually they will convince even Manchin to go along with a voting rights bill.

July 14, 2021

rep Clyburn seem pretty optimistic about converging on civil rights legislation

And getting Manchin and others to do a filibuster carve out for it. I am glad to hear that. I trust him implicitly and he has once again set in motion what might be the needed push to get it done.
ironically, Abbott may have helped by escalating the situation in Texas to the point that Texas dems had to leave the state. they are now in DC giving interviews, talking to legislators and adding even more pressure.
The president is also using his bully pulpit delivering a forceful speech on voting rights.
I really think all of this is going to yield results. So now is the time to support and get behind our democratic reps instead of berating them being impatient. I know it’s frustrating but we are witnessing history in motion.

July 13, 2021

lol. don Jr and the blond son..

that's how Rachel describe the Trump spawns. Eric does not even rate a mention by name.

July 13, 2021

Texas state democrats just fled the state

to deny quorum to the Republicans and stop the passage of the voter suppression bills.
Just announced on MSNBC.

July 2, 2021

Wealthy people can be so tone deaf.

So Ari is interviewing Wolfgang Puck. Puck just is reopening his restaurants post pandemic and complaining he can't find enough waiters and chefs for one of his high end restaurant in Beverly Hills ( Spago).

He said he can't open for lunch because those chefs went to work for private people after he laid them off at the start of the pandemic.

He says they are now making more money and working less to which Ari Melber replies Spago is very expensive ( probably hinting Puck could pay them more), Puck laughs it off.

You would think a businessman would know the answer is pay your staff a competitive salary .

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