Closing Thought–11Feb22

From the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ files…….

Our Congress has our share of idiots representing people and then we have Morons…..and one of the largest mental midgets is one Taylor-Greene from Georgia……

She has made many claims, outrageous claims, that it is getting hard to follow her gaffs… we have cold soup making her rhetoric…..

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest headline-making comment involves … cold tomato soup. The Republican congresswoman from Georgia on Wednesday ranted about “Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress” (see the clip here), leading many to guess that the word she was looking for was “Gestapo,” Germany’s Nazi-era secret police. She also made a reference to the jail in Washington, DC, as the “DC gulag,” a reference to Soviet-era labor camps.

Needless to say, the gazpacho jokes were rolling on Twitter, the Guardian reports. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s take: “At least she leads by example. She clearly banned all books from her house years ago.” Greene had been criticizing the subpoenas the House of Representatives’ January 6 committee has issued to those in former President Trump’s circle when she went on the rant, Insider reports. The “gulag” comment was a reference to alleged January 6 rioters being held in the DC jail. As for the “gazpacho” comment, there’s no evidence that either soup or members of the Capitol Police force are spying on lawmakers or doing any of the things Greene claimed.

She was talking specifically about an allegation from Rep. Troy Nehls, a Republican from Texas, who claimed Capitol Police entered his office without his knowledge in November and took pictures of confidential legislative products, NBC News reports. He says intelligence officers later visited him to ask about one of the items photographed. The Capitol Police chief denied the claim, saying Nehls’ door had been left open after hours and protocol was followed. “If a Member’s office is left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office, USCP officers are directed to document that and secure the office to ensure nobody can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious,” he explained. Officers later followed up with Nehls’ staff simply to determine no other action was needed, he added.

You just cannot make this stuff up.

Where do they find such idiots?

Just proves that if you have the cash you can run….even if you have no intention of governing.

So very true…..’you can’t fix stupid’!

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The Question Of Citizenship

Now here is a question for the day.

These days there will be all sorts of items in this debate….but since this is an civics post let’s look at the Founders and their chore of writing a document for all Americans.

Our politics is currently overwhelmed with identity. Rights, votes, participation, all understanding of one’s place in the country is said to be based on one’s “identity.” The one identity that people shy away from is that of the American citizen. Who precisely is this person?

The American Constitution speaks in the voice of “We the People,” but never defines who that people might be, even if they already existed in 1787, even before the establishment of a “more perfect Union.” Who are these Americans? Who, as an individual, is an American? On the one hand, this is a simple question to answer. There is a legal definition of citizenship based on birth or naturalization, and some people simply are Americans and others are not. It is a matter of paperwork.

On the other hand, it is not so easy to answer, as we can see from the history of this country. Whether someone is a citizen and how that might be defined has been the source of the most contentious controversies. For instance, Dred Scott appealed to his status as a citizen of Missouri to argue for his freedom from slavery. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, in his infamous decision, denied the possibility of citizenship to Scott and all those whose descendants were forcefully brought to this country – a denial Abraham Lincoln would ferociously challenge.

About 4 years ago I wrote a post covering the phenom of the division of American into ‘tribes’….


This country has been slowly dividing along tribal lines since 1980 and came to more pronounce with the emergence of the Tea Party in 2010 and this country has descending into chaos every since…..and nothing has occurred that would change the direction of our society….and it seems to be getting worse with each passing day…..fed by lies and disinformation

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