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Is this a good reason for President Biden to offer e.g. Sen. Collins a cabinet spot?

She would be replaced in the Senate by a Democratic governor with a Democrat, and I think she might actually accept.

Obviously that could have the potential to alter the Senate in our favor. Is there a second R senator from D. gov. state in case we need both seats after Georgia? Or a better choice than *gag* Collins?

Am I nuts? I have no clue where she would fit. Too bad we don't have a Dept. of Hypocrisy or Concern.

On Edit: Maine was just the first example that occurred to me. My essential point is that isn't giving up a cabinet post (or 2) in exchange for control of the Senate absolutely worth it. Anyway, I'm sure Moscow Mitch would promise to sic Puttie Poots on anyone who accepted, so likely a moot point. Sigh...
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:57 PM (42 replies)

Bucks not taking court for Game 5 vs. Magic

Source: ESPN

The Milwaukee Bucks have yet to come out to the court for Game 5 on Wednesday with the Orlando Magic and there's been some discussion within the Bucks about a boycott.

NBA officials have gone into the Milwaukee locker room, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.

Tipoff for the game in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, was set for 4 p.m. ET. The Magic were seen taking shots pregame, while the Bucks' half of the court was empty. The Magic left the court with 3:56 left until the scheduled tip.

Top NBA executives were outside of the Milwaukee locker room, but haven't gone inside, a source told ESPN.

Read more: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29747523/bucks-not-taking-court-game-5-vs-magic



Sources say the team has decided to boycott the game to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Aug 26, 2020, 03:24 PM (4 replies)

Please feel free to share these pictures of Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Please free to post your own





Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Aug 25, 2020, 01:06 PM (13 replies)

Breaking: Park Service unveils plan to add Trump to Mt. Rushmore!!



Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:37 PM (46 replies)

George Floyd death: Liverpool footballers 'take a knee'

Liverpool football players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday, in a gesture of solidarity as protests swept the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody.

Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption "Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter".

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/george-floyd-death-liverpool-footballers-knee-200601182131537.html

Good must prevail over fascism.
Posted by malchickiwick | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:00 PM (4 replies)

I am shocked and appalled at this breitbart-worthy piece in my small local community newspaper.

I've lived here in Boulder City, NV, for about three years. It's a smallish town, originally built to house Hoover Dam workers, and we don't have casinos, so it doesn't feel like the rest of Vegas, but rather is insulated from the rest of the valley. Because of that, it lacks the diversity of the rest of the state as well, and I have found it to be on the red side; even today, after 95,000-plus deaths, one can still see the MAGA flags flying here and there around town.

That said, I have met many, many wonderful Democrats here in BC, whether just around town, at the gym, or whilst canvassing the town for Rep. Lee back in 2018. I've had some great conversations with people. And the D. caucus, which seems like a lifetime ago, was pretty well-attended here in town. (Full disclosure, I caucused for Warren.)

Anyway, the local rag, the BC Review, is pretty much a run of the mill small-town paper. It covers local events, sports, zoning issues, and lots of fluff. Like most other small-town papers I have read, it is also in dire need of a good copy editor. But mostly mom and apple pie and 4th of July parades -- that sort of paper. So it was a SHOCK to read the dangerous and deceitful diatribe that appeared in this week's paper. I will post a link to it below. I don't think I should post excerpts here, and hope it doesn't violate TOS to post the link. Of course, I am doing so only to raise awareness and solicit advice from you all -- every word of the piece is a wretched and malicious lie penned by a quisling former cop. BTW: It is the most-read piece in the paper this morning.

I guess my conundrum is this: How best to hold the paper accountable for publishing such a screed and putting the people of my community in danger?

Sure, I will write the obligatory LTE, putting my name out there, and I'm sure I will take some harassment for that from the occasional MAGA troll.

But what I'd really like to see is for the excoriation of the paper to go viral. Unfortunately, I eschew social media -- when FB debuted I predicted to my kids that it would lead to the fall of civilization as we know it, and said the same thing about Twitter a couple of years later. So on principle, I have always stayed off both platforms. So I guess that makes it kind of hypocritical that now I am hoping some social media whiz can help me flame my local newspaper. So, yes I realize it is hypocritical of me ... but anyone who wants to shame the publishers of the trash in the link, THANK YOU!!

https://bouldercityreview.com/opinion/virus-was-scam-to-get-political-control-60912/



Posted by malchickiwick | Sat May 23, 2020, 11:36 AM (22 replies)

Called my 80-year-old mom to wish Happy Mother's Day; ended up yelling & calling her a MAGA cultist.

She gets all of her news from foKKKs, and blames Obama for what is happening, and refuses to listen to reason.

I feel bad for losing my temper with her on MD. I told her she is NOT a republican, she belongs to the Cult of Trump.

At least we ended pleasantly. I told her I'd send her the Mueller report, and she said she'd read it, although I think she was just saying that to placate me.
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun May 10, 2020, 05:07 PM (30 replies)

If I were privileged enough to be part of the WH press pool, here is the question I would pose:

"You have self-identified as a 'germophobe,' acknowledging a psychiatric disorder; do you think that disorder had any impact on your disastrous response to the pandemic? (Follow) And as a so-called 'germophobe' how do you respond to the reality that 100 years from now the history books will refer to this event as the Trumpvirus?"
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:00 PM (2 replies)

The mayor of Las Vegas is a kook. Just sayin'

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman again implored the governor to allow businesses to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying today the shutdown is “killing” the economy.

Goodman, who earlier compared the virus to the common flu, also questioned whether there was data to support the shutdown and downplayed the number of virus-related deaths.

Goodman expressed condolences over the 130 coronavirus deaths in Nevada, but she emphasized the patients died from complications attributed “in part” to COVID-19. The number of deaths should not warrant such drastic measures, she said.

“Those whom we’ve lost represent less than a half of 1% of our population, which has caused us to shut down our entire state and everything that makes Nevada unique,” Goodman said.

Thanks LV Sun: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/apr/15/mayor-goodman-virus-deaths-dont-warrant-economic-s/
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:19 PM (14 replies)

Tired of freaking out over coronavirus? The economy? Your health? Climate change?

Here's something else entirely over which you can freak out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_appointed_by_Donald_Trump

Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Mar 28, 2020, 01:36 PM (0 replies)
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