Kevin McCarthy, House Speaker-For-Now, saying he stands behind George Santos because he’s just a liar, but might change his mind if Santos is proven a criminal:
“No. You know why I’m standing by him? Because his constituents voted for him. I do not have the power simply because if I disagree with somebody or what they have said that I remove them from elected office. If for some way when we go through Ethics that he has broken the law, then we will remove him, but it’s not my role. I believe in the rule of law. A person’s innocent until proven guilty.”
I was stunned that McCarthy wasn’t struck by lightning when he said he believes in the rule of law and innocent until proven guilty since he’s the same guy who never wanted to investigate Thing 45’s role on January 6.
His role in history has been written and it’s lying and complicit and traitorous and his own party is slowly turning against him; read on …
Victoria Spartz, Indiana GOP Representative, says she’ll oppose Speaker Kevin McCarthy's efforts to keep a handful of Democrats off key House committees:
“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again. Speaker McCarthy needs to stop 'bread and circuses' in Congress and start governing for a change. Two wrongs do not make a right. Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Representatives Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process. Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the Minority without proper due process again.”
Spartz's statement is in response to McCarthy's intention to remove Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and keep Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell off the House Intelligence Committee.
Given the GOP’s slim majority, every vote is important and now Nancy Mace, South Carolina’s GOP Representative, has said she would also vote against booting Democrats like Omar from committees.
Trouble is, Kevin is a butthurt bitch and seeks revenge.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, blasting GOP Governor Ron DeSantis for banning public schools from teaching AP African American history:
“It is incomprehensible to see that this is what this ban–or this block, to be more specific–that DeSantis has put forward. If you think about the study of Black Americans, that is what he wants to block and, again, these types of actions aren’t new, especially from what we’re seeing from Florida, sadly. Florida currently bans teachers from talking about who they are and who they love. As we’ve talked about many times here in this briefing room, they have banned more books in schools and libraries than almost every other state in the country. And let’s not forget, they didn’t block AP European History. They didn’t block our music history. They didn’t block our art history. But the state chooses to block a course that is meant for high-achieving high school students to learn about the history of arts and culture. And it is, you know, it is incomprehensible again, and I will just leave it there. Leave it there to make your own to make your own determination. of why this occurred and why this happened. Again, it is not our place to direct or to be involved in any local school curriculum. But this is concerning.”
I recently watched a documentary on the suspicious death of high school student Kendrick Johnson in 2013. One of the side stories was of Mary Tuner, who was lynched in Georgia in 1918 for the crime of speaking out about her husband being lynched the day before. After the white mob strung Mary Turner up by her feet, doused her with gasoline and oil then set on fire, her unborn child was cut from her abdomen and stomped to death. Her body was then repeatedly shot. No one was ever convicted of her lynching.
That’s American history; I hate it, but I need to know it so I can try to make sure it doesn’t happens again. That story doesn’t make me hate myself, or white people, it makes me hate the white people that did that to Mary Turner.
If Ron DeSantis doesn’t want that story told in American History classes he best be prepared for it to happen again.
Sir Ian McKellen, Tony and Golden Globe-winning out gay actor, on why the word “love” has special significance to him:
“If you ever arrive in Manchester and if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a taxi, you get in the back of one and the taxi driver—usually a man, but not always—says ‘Where you going love?’ Oh, and I feel I’m home; where grown men call strangers ‘love.’ I think if we all did that, it would be a rather better place, wouldn’t it? [And if] people have got problems with gender, and pronouns, and so on, Love covers everything really. Just call everyone love. I mean ‘comrade’ would do, or ‘brother,’ or ‘son,’ or whatever; ‘Man,’ yeah, ‘mate.’ Yeah, these are all good words. But… But ‘love’… If that’s the start of our relationship, I don’t think we can go far wrong, can we?”
Love. Love, it’s really just that simple.
Thumbs up to Sir Ian McKellen's quotation!ReplyDelete
I do like Sir Ian's take on things.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you're aware that I consider DeSatan to be a total asshole, but that asshole won in a landslide so I'm stuck with him. Florida teachers also can't display books in their classrooms unless they've been approved, which probably won't happen. Many teachers have always had classroom libraries for their students. Not now. Maybe not ever again.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend, Love.ReplyDelete
Sir Ian is great! Butt hurt Kev is terrified he's going to lose any of those 27% of Americans who are enraptured with his House. They did, after all, vote for Trump.ReplyDelete
The Mary Turner story goes beyond the most horrific nightmare I thought I was capable of imagining. I'm never going to get it out of my mind now. Utterly, utterly sickening. Yet it absolutely does cry out to be widely known.ReplyDelete
And what they don't say, or I've never heardReplyDelete
it, is that you choose to take AP - Advanced
Placement - classes. You are allowed to take
a test which gives you college credits. No one
HAS to take them.
Death Santis is a dick, auditioning to be the worst possible candidate for 2024. And there are still two years to go.ReplyDelete
Karine and Victoria, coming from two different wings are correct. Who knew?
Sir Ian: love!
Love Sir Ian's quote and also enjoy Brit shows where they use that term.ReplyDelete
So white xtians, who claim to love unborn foetuses, not only killed an unborn foetus but also its mother because they were black. No wonder Sanctimonious doesn't want people to read about it. I wonder what he'd do if Mary Tuner had been Latino? Perhaps her story would be read to children every morning after prayers?ReplyDelete
Kevin McCarthy has got to be the one of the top five dumbest men on the planet. He isn't going to last. The fire wagon is already surrounding him....just waiting to light the fire.ReplyDelete
best image of McCarthy yet, sweetpea! I am ready to grab my popcorn to watch the "sensible" part of the GOP turn on him. Sir Ian has always and will always be one of my favorites. Being in London and being called "Luv" always made me smile. xoxoReplyDelete
Oh, the story of Mary is horrifying. What men, especially white men will do in the name of their religion is sometimes beyond belief. I imagine none of them considered the story of Mary in the Bible (while non-delusional I have read the book).ReplyDelete
I turned to you tonight, Bob, to remind myself of your wisdom and inspirational pieces. Of course, you never disappoint. In a night when I reluctantly observe the ugliness of human drama through video footage of a police encounter in Memphis, Tennessee earlier in January with a young man named Tyrie Nichols whose tragic murder was on full display for all the world to see, I turn to you for a sense of sanity.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your posts. They are a lifeline to the way life should and should not be.
If someone had made a fictional movie years ago about current American politics, it would have been written off as absurdist. Where are we going, love?ReplyDelete