Happy Presidents Day

Happy Presidents Day, everyone!

Now for me personally, I really don’t agree with having a holiday celebrating the fact that we have had presidents. I would rather have a day celebrating some specific person from our history, but whatever.

Over the last four years Presidents Day has been extra hard to stomach, given that the guy sitting in the office was a fascist, racist, cheeto whose very existence soiled the position in which he “served”. Now that the scumbag is gone though we can enjoy the day again.

Happy day that celebrates 45 out of 46 US presidents, and thanks again to President Biden for literally being alive.

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Impeachment

Now that trump is ancient history I have been able to take my eyes away from the White House without fear of it resulting in atomic annihilation. Words cannot express how good that feels. The adults are back in charge.

Mostly.

I haven’t watched the Impeachment proceedings, but every so often I check on the news (or, worse, twitter) and I read something about how insane the Republican party has become. Moscow Mitch says they should vote their conscience. What if they have no conscience?

Is the impeachment constitutional? Yes. Obviously. He was still president when he was impeached. Is inciting a deadly attack on the US Capitol impeachable? Duh. There you go. Constitutional scholar, QED.

I am more interested in Georgia opening an investigation into his election tampering. The punishment for that should have some teeth. We’ll see.

Until then, just keep repeating to yourself that the grownups are back in charge.

The grownups are back in charge.

The grownups are back in charge.

The Last Full Day

I wanted to take tomorrow off so that I could glue myself to the television and gleefully watch the Inauguration. I’m actually in a place at work where I need to take vacation time or I’ll lose it, so Wednesday the 20th seemed perfect. Unfortunately, I have FIVE meetings booked on the 20th. There are things going on at home today too, so I took today off instead. I’m actually doing the opposite of what I would have done tomorrow. I’m trying to stay away from the news, mostly.

Today is trump’s last full day as president. The twice impeached, terrorist, baby cager who has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans via Covid-19 is about to leave office. One part of me is thrilled beyond measure. Most of me is scared shitless. After the events of January 6th when his cult graduated from whack jobs to terrorists, I have been terrified of what comes next. We’re down to the last 24 hours or so and if something is going to happen, it’s going to happen soon.

On the plus side, we’re a day away from having actual adult non-narcissists who are capable of simple human empathy in charge of the Covid-19 response and the vaccination plans. Assuming the coup d’état is behind us (pretty please?) then the longest, most nightmarish four year stretch of my personally experienced American history is almost over.

An Agonizing Wait

The wait is killing me slowly. Like, the five day wait for the end of the twice impeached one termer’s first and only term is just too much to handle. The end is so close, yet so far away. So desperately far away. Cheeto can do so much damage in five days.

Biden gave a speech about Covid-19 plans today and it reminded me of what it used to be like when we had a president who was presidential and not a vindictive, petty, buffoon, toddler man. Remember? Remember what it was like to have a real human being as president and not a spray tanned cheeto with a blob of steel wool stapled to his head?

Five days. January 16, 17, 18, 19, and then the day it happens, January 20th. It’s going to feel so good to have a grown up in charge again.

Twice

Barak Obama is better than Donald Trump in every measurable way except one. He was a better President, he is a better person, he has a Nobel Prize, he’s probably better at golf and every other sport, he’s never been divorced, he’s never paid to fuck a porn star (that we know of). There are so many things at which Barak Obama is superior to Donald Trump.

The one exception? Getting impeached. Donald Trump has been impeached while Barak Obama, in double the amount of time, was never impeached.

Now, as of this afternoon, Donald Trump has once again shown how much better he is at getting impeached than Barak Obama by getting impeached an unprecedented second time. Only three US Presidents have ever been impeached, Johnson, Clinton, and Trump. Nixon was about to be impeached but he resigned in order to avoid the shame (and the criminal charges, thanks to Gerald Ford). Trump has now been impeached twice. The first president in US history to be impeached twice.

Word is that speaker Pelosi will be sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate right away. The Senate will then do the same thing they did last time and make a mockery out of the process which by extension makes a mockery out of the checks and balances setup by the Constitution. The Senate is currently on recess until the 19th, which is the last full day of the twice impeached trump’s one and only term. He could call for the Senate to reconvene early, but why would he want to do that? It’s not like the twice impeached trump launched a violent assault on the Capitol or anything, right?

Congratulations to the twice impeached fascist in chief who has once again proven that he is infinitely better at getting impeached than his presidential predecessor, Barak Obama, ever was.

In case you missed the point here, donald trump has been impeached. Again. Unlike last time, 10 republican representatives crossed the aisle to vote in favor. Last time the only republican to vote in favor was senator Romney. This time we will need 17 senators (I think) to vote in favor and that’s a tall order. It looks like the trial won’t happen until after trump leaves office though. At that point the Democrats will have the majority in the Senate but that alone won’t be enough.

The only question left is, how much damage can the fascist in chief do in the final seven days of his term?

I Can’t Take It

I’ve had the House debate on impeachment running for about 15 minutes and I am so mad I can’t believe it. I literally just heard a republican say that when the nazi fascist incited the riot he didn’t mean it. The rioters weren’t supposed to take him seriously.

Republican after republican saying he didn’t do anything wrong when he kicked off an armed attack on the Capitol building which killed five people. I honestly cannot take it anymore. The apologists are utterly infuriating. It’s unforgivable. The collaborators need to be removed from Congress.

Happy Impeachment Day

I still want to come up with a word to use for a second impeachment. Repeach is my first attempt and it’s the best I’ve come up with so far (I searched for it on twitter and as with all creative things I attempt it was not original) but I’m really not feeling it. I also thought to treat it as a movie title and called it Impeachment II: The Repeachening. That’s better, but it’s… kinda… long.

The plan as we know it is to hold the vote to impeach the fascist terrorist cheeto today. I don’t know when. I don’t know how much debate there will be. I’m sure there will be some, but the evidence in this case is so obvious how much debate will they need? I mean, every one of them was there when it happened, and the instigation happened on television. How much more discussion do you need?

I read last night that the first draft of the articles of impeachment was actually written by three Congressmen as they were hiding in someone’s office during the attack. Removing that scum bag from office would be a tiny bit of poetic justice in this case.

Let’s have the vote right now. Remove him and throw his terrorist ass in jail. Done and done.

Still Waiting

I haven’t heard anything from the House of Representatives today. The expectation was they were going to be debating something about the 25th Amendment. Can the Congress force Pence’s cowardly hand? I don’t know. They can vote on whether or not to impeach the terrorist in chief, but it sounded like they were waiting until tomorrow for that.

Why are they waiting? Every minute cheeto remains in power is one minute closer to a catastrophe. Remove the fascist terrorist now. Get him out of there. Stop putzing around and DO SOMETHING. He orchestrated an armed assault on the US Capitol building. He needs to be in jail and he needs to be there six fucking days ago.

It’s so freakin’ frustrating. It’s like the entire Congress wasn’t paying attention when the mob stormed their chambers. What the ever loving fuck?

I can’t even distract myself with hockey yet. The NHL opens up tomorrow and the Bruins open up on Thursday. I thought we would have a new, temporary president by then, but nope. Terrorists are only punished when they pray to the wrong version of god. That’s the precedent the US Federal government is setting right now. Nice job, folks. Let the evil run free. Good work.

On the up side, I coded a custom utility today. I usually let my staff handle tasks like that, but it’s been so long since I’ve done it I felt the need to make sure I still know how. I do. At least until it gets to peer review and the reviewer skewers it. That’s gonna happen. Until then, good boy, robbie.

Now REMOVE THE GOD DAMNED TERRORIST. Pretty please.