Between the Democratic primary polls, the stock market and the Coronoavirus, we're being inundated with all kinds of numbers. So the theme of this weekend's music thread is taking a break from worrying about numbers and instead...
Trump has smashed through on all the established norms 44 other presidents followed. He’s told Congress, a co-equal branch, to go pound sand. With Attorney General William Barr — his Roy Cohn — whispering the sweet melody of “unitary executive” in his ears, Trump is doing his best imitation of The Hulk, as goes about smashing and shredding all things Constitutional.
With this decision, Roberts is not just nullifying the rule of law, by creating a broad and variable class of people who are not subject to it. He is altering the Constitution itself, by creating a new concept in the Law, that if a person is a member of a group that might conceivably be of interest to national security (every country in the world), then law does not apply.
Our electoral system in this country is shot full of holes. It is unstable, unreliable, and fragile. It is extremely vulnerable. It is unconstitutional because it is unfair.
In Montana, Republicans are characterizing better schools and hospitals as "socialist" and a Republican chairman in Montana has just enunciated that anyone who votes for a candidate that he deems to be Socialist should the murdered. He claims that the Constitution says so.
Revolution isn't a war. It is an agreement. Revolution can never come from above, from "governments." War almost always does. Revolution is the only option when government fails to represent the basic morality of a majority, or consensus, of the people. When it fails to be accountable, and responsible.
Why is Bloomberg saying now that revealing his tremendously complicated taxes would reveal his, "secret sauce," the secret to how he made his fortune, when he has always said that it was an open secret?
The theme for this weekend’s music thread is the body, songs about bodies and any of the things they do (nudge-nudge), running, jumping, walking and any part of the body such as hands, arms, legs, you get the idea.
This Valentine’s weekend's music thread is about love, hearts, candy and lovely thoughts. It's a weekend for the best of emotions and a recharge of what's best in us (we'll need it going strong through election day in November).
If, as one of the excellent jobs of writing in today's news posits, Criminal William Barr is the "hitman," then Oathbreaker John Roberts must be the "wheelman," who drove the getaway car.