Can’t you just imagine a computer based therapy session for Jeff Sessions ending this way?
It’s been lovely chatting with you today but your session has ended.
But wait, wait, I have one more thing I need to say.
Sorry, but your session has terminated Mr. Sessions. For another session, please put your credit card number in.
But you never answered my question about whether or not I should feel guilty about taking children away from their parents?
Who was surprised that Jeff Sessions got the pink slip the day after the midterms? Frankly, the restraint The Don showed by not canning him before the midterms was impressive. Rumor has it that every day for months he would wake up and ask Hannity:
“Can I do it today?”
“No Mr. President, just hang in there. You have shown great patience, some of the greatest patience ever.”
“So I am the greatest at patience?”
“Make sure you tell the country on your show tonight!”
“Good as done, Mr. President.”
Too bad Las Vegas wasn’t giving odds, taking bets on when it would happen, as I would have won a lot of money.
Stranger things have happened in Nevada. In the midterms, Dennis Hof, aka, “America’s Pimp,” “P.T. Barnum of Booty” and the “Trump of Pahrump,” was elected to the Nevada State Assembly (Nye County) a few weeks after he was found dead in a brothel he owned! In fact, rumor has it that Hof used The Don’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, where he decried his free reign on women’s pussies as part of his ad campaign.
After the brow beating Sessions took from The Don for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, he is going to need a lot more therapy sessions to process the abuse. But somehow I don’t think Sessions is the type for therapy. What he will probably do to heal is start a Senate campaign in Georgia to defeat Doug Jones, who seat comes up for reelection in 2020. Given that Jones only beat child molester Roy Moore by a slim margin, prospects are good for The Don’s immigration henchman. Is child abuse a prerequisite for running for Senate in Alabama?
The Don replaced Sessions with a man who is already on record invalidating Mueller’s investigation, despite the fact that Mueller hasn’t issued his findings. Perplexing for the most powerful lawman in the land to come to a conclusion about an investigation before the facts have been reported, don’t you think? Unless of course, the man that The Don insisted he never met, but of course met numerous times, is there to be the henchman of the investigation. (https://www.nbcnews.com/…/matthew-whitaker-has-tangled-history-mueller-probe-n9...)
In addition, Mat Whitaker, The Don’s new man of justice, served on the advisory board of a Florida company that a federal judge shut down last year and fined nearly $26 million after the government accused it of scamming customers.
The company, World Patent Marketing, “bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars” by promising inventors lucrative patent agreements, according to a complaint filed in Florida by the Federal Trade Commission. Its activities are being investigated by the F.B.I, which by the way, report to Whitaker. Conflict of interest?
So what we have in Mr. Whitaker is a scam artist who is disinterested in the truth. Sound like someone else you know? According to conservative legal scholars-one being Kelly Anne Conway’s husband (man, they must have great sex or maybe a passion for the great romantic poet, John Keats for them to be in the same house together!), Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and he is an illegitimate Attorney General. Sounds like a president you know? Two peas in a pod!
But let’s go back to the midterms.
We have Steve King, the avowed White Supremacist, known for his unabashed support of white supremacy winning re-election in Iowa.* One thing is for sure, as Jew, I won’t be planning any vacations to Sioux city or Ames, Iowa. I advise blacks, Latinos and all other non-whites to take a pass, no matter what kind of deals Travelocity is offering. Imagine getting a promo that says: “Go to America’s heartland for an adventure of a life time. Go where White Supremacy lives!”
And how about the two Republican Congressman, Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins, who are facing indictments for unsavory shenanigans getting reelected. Can you vote on bills that come before the House from prison? Do your constituents have to lodge their complaints through a glass window through a phone?
Just about right now, I need to go on line and have a therapy session.
Ok, my session terminated I’m back. My avatar said that I should not be so negative, that I should be hopeful.
I must say I found the avatar patronizing.
Despite the fact that the Democratic Senate candidates received 44 million votes overall to the republican candidates 32 million, the Republican gained seats. It’s not fair! It’s not fair! It’s not fair! Yes, I m stamping my feet and having a temper tantrum. Time for another session? Be right back.
My avatar said I should look for the positive and not focus on the negative. Find the silver linings. Actually, when I think about it there were many silver linings and reasons for hope.
The Democrats as of the writing of this piece are poised to win more than 40 seats. Finally there will be a way of holding The Don accountable! The group of Democrats elected will represent the most diversified ever. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a new wave of diversity that will lead our country in to a future where all people, not just white males have voice in our democracy. So here’s to diversity and the American dream.
Ayanna Pressley: Massachusetts’ first black woman in Congress
Jahana Hayes: Connecticut’s first black woman in Congress
Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids: America’s first Native American women in Congress
Veronica Escobar/Sylvia Garcia: Texas’ first Latinas in Congress
Rashida Tlaib/Ilhan Omar: America’s first Muslim women in Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: America’s youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Sharice Davids, a lesbian Native American elected to Congress in Kansas.
Also, a shout out to Beto, Stacy Abrams and Andrew Gillum who may have lost (though a recount in Florida and perhaps Georgia may yet bring victory) for showing us how with more grass organizing a left leaning candidate can win in states The Don carried in 2016.
I think I’ll trash the avatar and just repeat their names when despair descends.
*A few of Steve King’s greatest hits:
“One of the great things about America is we’ve been unified by a common language. That common language, of course, is English. Our language is getting subdivided by some forces of the federal government. It is time to speak with a common voice. The argument that diversity is our strength has really never been backed up by logic. It’s unity is where our strength is. Our Founding Fathers understood that. Modern-day multiculturalists are defying that.”
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” King said. “Those people would be legalized with the same [DREAM] act.”