Air Force brat. My dad was shepherd to a bunch of B-52's; the GI's called that place "20 Minutes From Armageddon;" because a missile launched in East Germany would pop over our heads twenty minutes later. That put me in some of the best schools anywhere. I wrote in the Press Office of a powerful, charismatic Midwestern Governor. I dabble in graphic arts. My 50+ entertainment sites get a few million visits, and I have stopped counting the fans, likes, and shares, per year. I've rambled the world, hitched around the continent (counter-clockwise). Climbed a couple of teeners, been to a couple of thousand rock, blues, and jazz concerts. I was at a free concert on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA with about 350,000 freaks and hippies; and other festivals. I won a writing contest when I was six. It was a Poe-like horror story taken from an account of a mining disaster. I had already been reading Edgar Allan Poe (which may explain a lot). I could read before I could talk. I implemented some of the first client/server, TCP-IP networks (the Internet) at many of the world's largest corporations. I know a half-dozen programming languages, and have implemented and administered many network operating systems. Right now I build ebikes, and lithium batteries from scratch. I was taught that race and ethnicity don't set us apart. I think that the best thing that could happen in this country would be if a woman were to be elected President of the United States. I admire President Obama more than any man in history, save one.
Why do Republicans appear to be playing an all-in, "Doomsday" game. Is there no tomorrow, Mitch?
No one ever believed that these dishonorable Senate Republicans would allow a fair trial. And they were right.
Thist is the choice that Republican Senators make: not whether or not to end Drumpf's criminal career. But whether or not to be loyal to their country or slaves to organized crime.
The United States Supreme Court doesn't just: "call balls and strikes." it defends the Constitution. And it is tasked to provide a framework of settled law. If they do not, then who else could?
If the United States Supreme Court were to have only one responsibility, I would have it be to protect the vote and the voter. But, the sad truth is that a highly organized effort to make sure that no vote is ever fair has plagued us almost from the founding of the country.
Trump has hijacked the ultimate moneymaking machine that has ever existed, and he would have as well the ultimate extortion machine.