Archive for January, 2023

play this game, somebody

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

I just saw Matt Gaetz vote for Trump for Speaker. Right at the time I was thinking that, you know, just for shits and giggles, one of the twenty Republican hold outs against McCarthy oughta vote for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Paul Gosar the obvious figure, since so much was made of him siding next to her for a discussion.

Or maybe, out of the McCarthy voters in that “nothing left to lose”, the embattled George Santos.

From what I understand, the non Congress critter as Speaker is a bit like “nothing in the rulebook says a dog can’t play basketball”. The Founders intended the Speaker to be a member of the House, even if they did not spell it out. But, I suppose, in that bouncing ball of recurrent speculation, that it was not spelled out the case is there — Air Bud did get to play multiple sports after all.

Bumper stickers in the wild

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

What, in the end, do you think of bumper stickers for six years off failed presidential candidates? I do not know when the last Kerry / Edwards sign I saw was — which, on one hand was a bad a d inferior design, but on the other hand is better than the messaging of Hillary Clinton’s attempt. The “H” was probably fine and dandy — if coming off as trying to hard to duplicate the Obama “O”. The rest here — love, really?

And this is more like it. To be sure, I guess I have to look up recent Utah elections — this was to a car with a Utah license plate — to see if there was an Igor running for something.

exciting boredom on the House floor

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

All right. The 19 trouble making Republicans who voted for a handful of candidates for Speaker in the first round, an unwilling Jim Jordan in the second round, and as I sit here and look at the House floor are not budging on the third vote. It would appear Kevin McCarthy is keeping this going, vote tally after vote tally, until somehow something gives, and there is a Q drop that the globalists do not particularly give two craps whether McCarthy or Jordan are Speaker as they are, after all, just two other globalists. Or will be made to be as such.

Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) — Biggs

Rep. Dan Bishop (N.C.) — Biggs

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) — Jordan

Rep.-elect Josh Brecheen (Okla.) — Banks

Rep. Michael Cloud (Texas) — Jordan

Rep. Eli Crane (Ariz.) — Biggs

Rep. Andrew Clyde (Ga.) — Biggs

Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.) — Biggs

Rep. Bob Good (Va.) — Biggs

Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) — Biggs

Rep. Andy Harris (Md.) — Zeldin

Rep.-elect Anna Paulina Luna (Fla.) — Jordan

Rep. Mary Miller (Ill.) — Jordan

Rep. Ralph Norman (S.C.) — Biggs

Rep.-elect Andy Ogles (Tenn.) — Jordan

Rep. Scott Perry (Pa.) — Biggs

Rep. Matt Rosendale (Mont.) — Biggs

Rep. Chip Roy (Texas) — Donalds

Rep.-elect Keith Self (Texas) — Jordan

Update Joining on the third vote — . Byron Donalds (Fla) — maybe hoping his change would lead to a stampede.