S2E47 on Omny.FM (and links to all of his podcasts)
ivoox also carries his podcast.
- SPECIAL COMMENT: Yeah, I get it: I want my MTV (Motion To Vacate). Gaetz is running for governor. It’s a STUNT. It doesn’t matter WHICH Russian Republican runs their spitshow. What MATTERS is: Jack Smith is goddamned serious about the Gag Order. And new polling shows that the NATION is serious about disqualifying Trump under the 14th Amendment: 51 percent in favor, only 34 percent opposed.
- Judge Chutkan will convene a hearing on October 16 — two weeks from yesterday — on the Jack Smith gag order request and Smith is even more damned serious about it than I dreamed. HIS late night answer to TRUMP’S late night answer pointed out that the newest threats he made — the post about the death penalty for treason for what Trump considered treason — weren’t directed at Milley but directed at OTHER potential witnesses who might want to avoid those kinds of THREATS let alone anything else. More over, the Special Counsel’s office noted that it doesn’t REALLY matter whether Trump did or DIDN’T buy a Lugar at a white supremacist gun shop in South Carolina. A purchase would obviously be a violation of his bail and there’d be no way for Chutkan not to revoke it and not to put him behind bars until the trial starts. But the OTHER option was ALSO an abuse of the terms under which Chutkan did not end Trump’s freedom in the first place. “The defendant either purchased a gun in violation of the law and his conditions, or seeks to benefit from his supporters’ mistaken belief that he did so.” Even LYING about buying a gun is a way in which Trump has exploited the absence of a gag order to remind his cult — AND WITNESSES — that he is a man dedicated to violence and the fomenting OF violence.
And don’t forget that he once said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose a single votes.
- Also Trump inadvertently CONFESSED to January 6th, and at his fraud trial he reminded us that his only genuine emotions are about money, and losing it makes him angry and stupid. So anybody debating him needs to make him ANGRY ABOUT MONEY. Also Trump said he’d rather be electrocuted than eaten by sharks and to that I say: you’ve got a deal!
- THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Did you know Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas is being buried by a scandal over a $19,000 podium? George Santos has a Constitutional argument against the new California senator of the Constitution. Unfortunately it appears he made it up.
Keith cites a tweet that said: “There is this annoying thing Dems hate called the Constitution. Article Five, Section Three, stated every member of the Senate shall be, at the time of his election, a resident of the state from which he shall be chosen.“
Of course, Article Five is one long paragraph; it has no Sections at all. As Keith says, “Cool George, there is no section three of Article Five of the Constitution.“ Ha ha, right?
But I have not been able to find this tweet online. Do you think Keith, channelling the spirit of George Santos and lied it? (Yes, I know technically, you can only channel the dead, but with George Santos, you can never be sure about anything.)
By the way, Article One, Section Three, includes the condition: “No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen” (emphasis mine).
So George was close the truth, but the clause does not apply to Senators who have been appointed, such as the new Senator from California, Meghan Markle. (But I’m getting ahead of myself here.)
However, I did find a George Santos tweet where he introduces his husband to the world at large (and, I suspect, the GOP).
- And speaking of making it up, Fox’s Rachel Compos-Duffy [and not Compost-Doofy] is shocked Gov. Newsom didn’t appoint the woman SHE KNEW would be the next Senator (Meghan Markle … yes, the Duchess of Sussex, that one).
- IN SPORTS: The passing of Tim Wakefield and the guilt of Curt Schilling. Baseball managers Buck Showalter and Phil Nevin were fired even if the teams won’t say so. The baseball playoffs have next to no meaning for me, maybe because 45 years ago yesterday I attended — a reported — the greatest playoff game imaginable. K.O. reports from the Bucky F’ing Dent Game.
I bet his real reason is that the Kansas City Royals won’t be in the playoffs.
Seriously, the Royals now have a team member in the 30-30 club, despite having their second-worst record. Go figure. (And go Royals 2024!)
- THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: One of the managers offed as the baseball season ended was Buck Showalter, who 30 years ago provided one of my favorite sports anecdotes and later made fun of himself for it.
That’s all the damage for now. Good morning, good afternoon, good night, and good luck!
Finally, before you comment about who the new California Senator is, I know. It was a joke, and a foreshadowing of “The Worst Person In The World”.