Category Archives: Government

Stock Market Impeachment Indicator

The stock market hit record highs. Trump's bragging. And Democrats are impeaching. Just like Republicans when the market jumped on Clinton's watch.
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The stock market hit record highs. Trump’s bragging. And Democrats are impeaching.

Just like Republicans when the market jumped on Clinton’s watch.

Pelosi Impeachment Procession

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House Speaker Pelosi dispatched a procession to the Senate to deliver a 1,426 word leather-bound document containing articles of impeachment. The Speaker and her acolytes hope to frogmarch President Trump out of the White House.

But, as The Washington Post reports:

For all the pageantry, both Johnson and Clinton’s impeachments ended in acquittal. Trump’s probably will too…

Standard Christmas Gift Return Cartoon

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This is the time of the year cartoonists like to head over to the gift return department. Just draw a dissatisfied customer returning some unwanted political gift and presto, it’s back to the holiday schnapps.

My offering this year concerns Nancy Pelosi’s gifts of Christmas present and Christmas past.

The House impeached President Trump just in time for Christmas 2019. Ten years ago The Senate rushed Obamacare through on Christmas Eve. Speaker Pelosi said they had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. But they’re still not sure.

In 2012The Supreme Court upheld The Affordable Care Act by calling the individual mandate to buy insurance a tax. But in 2017 Congress reduced the mandate to zero. So last month an appeals court ruled that if there’s no revenue there’s no tax, and killed the mandate. Then the court sent the case back to a judge in Texas who says with no mandate there can be no Obamacare. Got that?

Cheers!

Due Process Parody

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We’re told the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing isn’t a legal proceeding. But it’s a political one and the rules of due process don’t seem to apply.

Due Process

With that in mind, here are a few of Chairman Schiff’s rules for the hearing:

No Trump lawyers or White House counsel are permitted.

Trump may not confront his accuser (the whistleblower). And the whistle blower won’t testify. That’s because Schiff says his testimony would be redundant and unnecessary .

Unlike Trump, apparently Hunter Biden is above the law and any investigation of him would be considered a sham. So Hunter won’t be testifying either.

And, finally, outing the whistleblower is strictly forbidden and will be be considered an ethics violation.

 

Not Just First Woman of Color Anymore

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Before she was the first woman of color at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was a school teacher. But then she got pregnant and the principal “showed her the door.”  At least that’s how she tells it. But that’s not what happened. She quit. Her contract was extended that spring but Elizabeth decided to go another way. And the board accepted her resignation with regret.

Much More Than First Woman of Color

She went back to school, earned a law degree, became a bankruptcy expert, helped found the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and went on to regulate big banks.