Friday, September 27, 2019
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Not a grapevine, exactly. My Amazon Echo Dot to be honest. I said the magic words "Alexa, play the latest episode of NPR News Now" and out it came.
A PBS/NPR poll found American attitudes on impeachment are shifting. Americans are typically averse to the notion of impeaching a president. They strongly opposed the Republicans' attempt to impeach Bill Clinton. Not that long ago polls showed that some 60 per cent had no appetite for impeaching Donald Trump.
The PBS/NPR poll shows a big shift. It's now 49 to 46 per cent in favour of giving Trump the boot. The hook is that the poll was conducted before details of the Ukraine scandal came out. It's pretty hard to imagine this scandal doing Trump any good in the hearts and minds of the American public.
House majority leader Nancy Pelosi accuses the Justice department of attempting to cover-up a cover-up. She says that, under Barr, the Justice department has "gone rogue."
Meanwhile, the Globe's Lawrence Martin figures Trump may have finally gone too far.
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As the details of the Ukraine scandal come out, I hope they also put an end to Joe Biden's presidential aspirations. What a corrupt MFer!
As Joe Biden was Obama's VP and point man on the Ukrainian conflict with Russia, his son Hunter gets hired at $600,000 a year to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. Hunter Biden has made a living as a remora fish, profiting as a Washington lobbyist from his dad's political career. Only a year before being offered the board position, Hunter's cocaine use got him kicked out of the US Navy Reserves. Hunter obviously got the job for one reason and one reason only: his access to his dad.
The worst thing is that all of this is legal, even if it's unethical AF. The ethics rules that apply to every other government employee, and would have prevented this glaring conflict of interest, don't apply to the president or the VP. Biden's using this loophole to claim everything's on the up and up. Get out of here Joe - you're stinking up the joint and giving Trump too much ammunition.
First things first, please, Cap.
You have an Amazon Echo? Never touch the stuff!
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