Things I Know

I was appalled that President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the November election.  I was heartened that Senate leader Mitch McConnell in response said there absolutely would be a peaceful transition.  I hope Trump didn’t mean it and just said to stir things up.  He does that a lot.

Four-and-a-half years ago, (more than eight months before the election) what the Republican-controlled US Senate did to President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland was wrong.  If the Senate pushes through a Supreme-Court nomination from President Trump six weeks before the 2020 election, that will return to giving a sitting president the right to nominate Supreme Court Judges.  So, it’ll be the right thing to do.  Since they promised to apply the same standard to future nominations that they did to Judge Garland, It will also be the wrong thing to do and the height of hypocrisy.

Someone said on Twitter that Judge Garland must be spinning in his grave.  Uh, no.  Judge Garland is very much alive.

I read that a man died recently from eating too much licorice.  I didn’t know there was such a thing.  A compound in the licorice reduced the potassium in his blood so much that his heart stopped.  I have too much potassium in my blood.  So, if I don’t overdo it, does I guess I could take black jellybeans instead of Lokelma.  Only trouble, I also have diabetes, so I guess the jellybeans are out.New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has decreed that trick or treaters will be allowed to go door to door next month during this pandemic.  They will, of course, be required to wear masks over their masks though

Author: Tom

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