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Happy Weekend Widdershins!

There’s something happening. Something new in the air. A disturbance in the Force. Democrats are laser focused on Trump’s shenanigans with Ukraine. As a Ukrainian by birth all I can say is “You’re welcome” if this is the thing that brings down Trump.

Something feels different about this one. I hope I’m right. I hope we don’t lose this one because we don’t have many chances left.

So to help each other get through these newly exciting and mortifying times, let’s try to make each other laugh. Post a funny video. Could be a funny cat video. Funny music video. Whatever makes you laugh. Make us all laugh!

Welp, we’ve been having some very lively conversations here on TW about impeachment lately. Unless that Saudi Arabian Magic 8-Ball is wrong, it looks like we will very soon have enough votes for the full House to approve impeachment hearings. It’s pretty hard to ignore a President admitting to treason on the TeeVee, after all.

According to the WaPo, it’s all over but the shouting.

Pelosi, according to multiple senior House Democrats and congressional aides, has been gauging the mood of her caucus about whether they believe allegations that Trump pressured a Ukrainian leader to investigate a political foe is a tipping point. She was making calls as late as Monday night, and many leadership aides who once thought Trump’s impeachment was unlikely now say they think it’s almost inevitable.

But what is actually being voted on? I think the word “impeachment” is being used to discuss a multitude of processes.

For example, I do not support voting for a resolution to impeach the President at this time, because after that, it goes to the Senate. The Senate will then acquit, and then we will all be sitting with our thumbs up our asses till 2020. Moreover, people will blame the Democrats for not getting rid of him! No, that will not help anyone.

What would be more than fine with me is the way the Democrats did it with Tricky Dick. First, the whole House votes to give the Judiciary Committee the authority to begin impeachment investigations. That is what I hope the vote will be. After that, there will be more drip, drip, drip, as the hearings expose more and more of the Mango Moron’s high crimes and misdemeanors. The idea is that these hearings will bring the American people around, most of whom (as of the latest polls we have) do not support impeachment at this time.

Even as nearly two-thirds of Democratic members favor impeaching President Donald Trump or at least opening an impeachment inquiry, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows they haven’t made the sale to voters. Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided.

This strategy worked for the Democrats against Nixon, who was at 67% popularity when they started, and after a year was at 24%. The hearings are what brought him down. As slow as it is, it’s the strategy I support, because it worked before, and I believe it will work again…just in time for the 2020 elections. And that’s why Nancy Pelosi is committed to following it.

Just to make sure I’m clear, I would so love for Drumpf to be removed tomorrow. I can’t believe he’s still in office. He is a horrorshow of a creature, along with the Party that enables him. Every day he squats like a feces-throwing orangutan in the Oval Office diminishes and endangers our country. But until Republicans are ready to desert him, he’s not going to be removed from office. It’s so sh*tty, but it’s true.

This is an open thread. Here’s a blast from Randy Rainbow’s past.

Good Weekend Widdershins!

No, not falling back as in the (ugh) time change but rather offishully  *fall* or autumn which arrives on Monday, September 23rd as the autumnal equinox.  I hope however that DYB enjoyed his fallish temps last week.  Did they stay around D?

 

Now despite that scientific fact, we here in Nola are probably going to continue having our high temps in the 90s.

Nevertheless, we’ll just pretend it’s “fallish”.  And speaking of autumn or fall I found some quotes concerning the season.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

— Lauren DeStefano, Wither

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

— Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

So let’s take a look at some fall or autumn songs and I hope you add some of your own.

 

Love me some Ella.

 

 

 

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And lest we forget that because it’s Fall or “pre-Fall” it’s also time for this:

Okie doke, open thread as usual.

 

Hello Widdershins! It’s been a while since we had an actual Activist Tuesday. Given the flywheel o’crazy that is constantly churning in DC, we could use a few outlets for our frustration, tears and anger.

Here are some things you can do!

Marching:

We the People March – September 21, 2019 (this Saturday!)

Giving:

Official Donation Site for the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Volunteering:

Onward Together – pick an organization!

That’s it for now folks. Tawk amongst yerselves – this is an open thread!

 

 

 

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Happy Weekend Widdershins!

The weather is starting to slowly change (although after a few cool days we suddenly got a couple of 90 degree humid ones…) But now we are back to our regularly scheduled program of a beautiful, sunny, cool, breezy day. Comfortable enough to wear shorts and t-shirt, but cool enough to actually enjoy the city!

What is happening in your neck of the woods? What’s on your mind? What are you listening to? Post some tunes you think are kind of underrated. Something that never became a big hit, but you think is grade-A material.


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Kellyanne Conway’s new job

Take the kids to work? NO!

That moment when *your* pussy gets grabbed

You go gurl! h/t Adam Joseph

“The” Book

Nice picture of our gal

Time till the Grifter in Chief is Gone

Hopefully soonerJanuary 21st, 2021
6 months to go.

Mueller Time!

Only the *best* politicans bought by the NRA

Marching for their lives

Perfect Picture

Rudy: oh shit the pee tape IS real!

Need Reminders?

Never too early to shop for Christmas

“Look this way”

Manafort’s Jail Photo

Indeed who?

Trump spam

IOW Dumb = Happy?

Simply Put

Ironic

Dems are coming for ya