Every Sunday, I plan on sharing a recap of some of the things going on in Washington, D.C. With inflation (cost me $20 for a burger, fries, and a large drink at Five Guys this weekend – didn’t even get it delivered), the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the January 6th Committee, and the other distractions flooding the airwaves (The Batman, Euphoria season finale, etc.), it’s important to start holding our American bureaucrats accountable for their actions.
Here’s what you may have missed this week:
Women’s Health Protection Act Fails
On the cusp on Women’s History Month, the U.S. Senate took its first-ever vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act. Given the name of the act, you can imagine how it faired among United States bureaucrats. The point of the bill was aimed at codifying the right to an abortion. Codifying? What that means is that Democrats wanted to vote on something they knew would fail to say they supported the cause (when Roe v. Wade is ultimately overturned before the year ends). A symbolic vote that accomplished nothing. Besides symbolic votes, false promises, and keeping lawyers employed with investigation after investigation, what do Democrats really do once elected to office?
Republicans were the ones who stopped the bill from advancing. The final vote count was 46-48, with all present Democrats (except Corporate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia) voting in favor of opening debate on the legislation. No Republicans took the bait, and the bill failed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present American democracy.
(Side note: All “present” Democrats? Why weren’t all Democrats present for a vote on a women’s right to choose? Seems like a super important thing to miss. I wish I had a job where attendance wasn’t mandatory.)
Now, here’s why this vote sucks. With birth rates being at their absolute lowest in the history of our country something tells me Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Not on merit. Or for reason. But because corporate interest needs more workers and consumers to pay for their bullshit products. Democrats will blame Republicans for attempting to control women. Republicans will say Democrats are killing babies. An impossible argument to win. That’s my deep state take.
Truth is, I don’t know if abortion is murder, but not allowing a woman a choice is immoral. This thought is brought to you by a guy who earned a 38 out of 100 during a semester of biology in high school. Science isn’t my strong suit. But forcing someone to conform to your beliefs is a form of control, no matter how you spin it.
State of Our Disunion Address
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union Address. I’m not sure how an 80-year-old white man fumbling over words on a teleprompter shows strength, but what do I know?
Joe Biden’s speech wasn’t special. He said some good things. He confused some things. He used the horror in Ukraine as a talking point. And he made sure to cover a lot of American issues without providing any real tangible solutions. Biden can say a lot of great things, he has his entire multi-decade career. It’s been Biden’s delivery on his promises that have been the issue. Especially the lack of follow-through. How about that student loan debt relief that earned you thousands of votes? President Biden must have forgot about that. He didn’t mention it in his State of the Union Address.
I have a feeling it was a lie to get himself elected.
Also, why does that old hag, Nancy Pelosi, get excited over soldiers breathing in toxic smoke?
I think it’s because Nancy made some investments in Lockheed and Martin. Bombs means more money in the pockets of the most corrupt Speaker of the House in the history of American politics.
The Cost of War Politics
Everything going on in Ukraine is horrible. There are some beautiful moments being born from the trauma, but 99.9% of everything involving the Russian invasion of Ukraine is horrifying. From the news coverage, to politicians, to people bitching about prices while innocent people are being bombed in their homes.
I don’t want World War III to begin. Nuclear warfare seems world ending. But I can’t seem to shake this feeling that we’re not doing enough to stop the war.
I won’t go into anymore detail on the attack of Ukraine by Russia, (as the media constantly bombards us to gain our viewership), but if you want to read more you can here.
The Emmett Till Antilynching Act FINALLY Passes
Don’t worry, Democrats.
Republicans have been pretty horrific this past week as well. (Including denying women the right to choose in a symbolic vote.)
The New York Times reported early this week: Passage of the anti-lynching bill, named in honor of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black teenager brutally tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955, came after more than a century of failed attempts.
First, it hasn’t been a century since 1955, New York Times.
Second, it took over sixty years to pass a “hanging black people is bad” bill. I wonder if that has to do with all those old white folks who make up our laws.
The bill passed this week, but it wasn’t unanimous. Three Republicans voted against making lynching a federally hate crime with a heavy sentence. That’s right, three old white men decided that hanging a black man wasn’t a federal hate crime. They were the only three people in Congress to vote against the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The vote was 422-3.
The three Republicans voting against this legislation?
Andrew Clyde, born in Canada to American parents, voted to decertify the 2020 election.
He also voted against the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. With him being elected to Congress in 2021, only time will show how much of a dipshit Clyde is.
Thomas Massie attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci on January 30, 2022, by featuring a quote by neo-Nazi Kevin Alfred Strom, who was convicted on child pornography charges in 2008. (I don’t know what to make of Fauci, but I know Nazis are bad.) In May 2013, Massie voted against the Stolen Valor Act of 2013, which passed 390–3. In December 2013, Massie was the only congressman to vote against the Undetectable Firearms Act. I understand that these votes are from almost a decade ago, but his record shows his love of voting against everything and anything since he was elected to Congress in 2012.
Chip Roy was the Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz before becoming a Congressman.
That speaks enough about this man without me having to dig too deep into his political career, in which he was elected to Congress in 2019. But he did also vote against the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. And is the company with Massie and Clyde against making lynching a federal crime.
Some people like to disagree for the sake of arguing. These types of people should not be elected to office. Given the history of country, these three clowns should be banned from ever holding public office.
(I could go on and on about these horrible representatives of our country, but that would take thousands of words. Hit their Wikipedia pages and look for yourself at the terribleness of these “representatives.”)
Republicans Share Top-Secret Photos Putting Ukrainian President’s Life in Danger
Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Steve Daines of Montana on Saturday were criticized for sharing images of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on social media after being asked not to do so during a meeting in the interest of the leader’s safety, reports Business Insider.
Who cares about the security risk? What’s the point of helping a foreign nation under attack if you can’t brag about it on Twitter?
Ukrainian officials asked the American bureaucrats joining the call to not to share photos from the call, as it would be a threat to Zelenskyy and his location. These two dimwit Republican Senators shared photos potentially compromising a leader under siege during a war. Are Rubio and Daines morons? Do they understand “No means No”? Do they not care? Are they double agents for Russia?
I don’t know, but what they did was irresponsible, stupid, and may cost Zelenskyy or the people around him their lives.
That’s all I got for you this week.