Also, a chicken
Thank you, Joyce. The chickens are a sign of hope and caring, in a time and place where both are sadly lacking.
Thank you for the chicken information and for the analysis of what is to come and what has passed.
I understand just how galling it is to have people admit they knew they were doing something wrong. In the case I am thinking of it was a national electric code violation, but when I talked to the electrical engineer who was responsible for the design, he admitted that he knew it was wrong, but his boss wanted to "see if they could get away with it". I was the safety manager who caught it and said no, but I have never forgotten just how disgusted I felt at our architect for totally failing to up hold his license. Some things really are life and death and there are people who just don't care. We have to be vigilant in order to preserve the values we care about.
I am so happy I subscribed! You are my go-to for clear commentary on events of the day! Plus, I get a kick out of your chicken news!
One of the things that surprised me in the most recent hearing centered around the pressure on Pence was that there was no discussion at all about what Pence thought of the results of the election, the failed court cases, and all of the other info flying around about how the "massive voter fraud" message was just not true. It seems that he dug deep into whether or not he could do what Eastman was proposing...almost as if he would've done it if he thought he could. I am not among those who view Pence as some sort of hero.
Thanks for the chicken pic, Mavis is a beauty! Looking forward to your analysis and thoughts as the week unfolds. I’m sure it will be another doozy!
Thank you Joyce. I’m doing the Miss May MKAL as my knitting project for watching the hearings. After ripping back a dozen rows of lace I am re-evaluating that decision. Perhaps writing postcards to voters instead...
I haven't missed any of your terrific commentary. You make us all smarter. I knew I should join the list of paid subscribers. Planned to do it. Soon. But Mavis? That did it for me. I'm in for as long as you share politico-legal commentary. Thanks!
I’m Team Mavis all the way. Too bad airlines no longer support animals. Appreciate all the key info
I can't tell you how much I love that you opened up your column today with Mavis. Just hit the right tone for me. (Oh, and yes, of course, thank you for your wonderful analysis.) As always!
I enjoyed your measured and thoughtful comments on MSNBC just a few moments ago. Mavis will be fun to watch as she matures!
I was concerned with Trump’s attorney as he wryly smiled and said he looked forward to future republican wins. It is galling to think of all of those who didn’t come forward when crimes were being committed! Or, do they not believe crimes were committed? If we try to see them into the political arena, do you believe they welcome the chaos of a trump et al win in 2022 and 2024? They won’t be asked, but I’m wondering if asked would they serve the trumpian regime or at least support it? I watch the hearings and read everything I can in reputable publications (NYT, Post, Twitter etc.) realizing most? Republicans do not perceive what happened from November through January. I try to wrap my head around where our country is and not being able to understand how anyone could believe these untruths! I remember sitting with Bill Bradley when he was running for President. He kept telling our small group that bigotry was and would be the future huge issues in our country. He was convincing--he, I believe, foresaw what was coming. Too bad we didn’t listen!
BTW love your stories of chickens!
Joyce, I watched you today with Nicole and thought about the question: what will happen if Drumpf is charged, it goes to court and DOJ loses?
This is a huge concern!
It’s scary to think I’ll have another bout with anxiety because of him never being charged with obstruction during the impeachment trials. I literally was ready to pick up my toys and move to Italy where I’m a citizen too. But then again, what if he’s charged, goes to jail and his cult runs havoc again but kills everyone on the committee? I just hate thinking about this because I don’t want a panic attack which I almost had when he was elected! If he runs or wins, I’m leaving this country because I don’t want to be under someone who thinks he’s king.
I haven’t figured out how this works yet but I have a law school exam question for you:
Sara, a New York resident, has just found out that she is pregnant with twins. She is so excited that she has already chosen names, Ruth and Kathy. Kathy is normally developing in the uterus and Ruth is ectopic in the left Fallopian tube. Assume for this answer that medically the ectopic pregnancy can be removed and the normal twin will survive and be a normal delivery. Sara’s physician wants to treat the ectopic pregnancy now but believes it can be delayed for a month or two. Sara’s physician believes that failure to have an abortion of the ectopic pregnancy will result in Sara’s and Ruth’s death and there is no other treatment. Sara is heartbroken knowing she will lose Ruth, her ectopic baby, but has some relief knowing Kathy will survive. Sara, with the agreement of her physician, puts off treatment so she and her husband can drive to San Diego so she can see her brother in the narrow window of time his submarine will be calling in San Diego. They schedule the procedure in San Diego after she sees her brother.
Sara is in a car wreck with a drunk good old boy on I-20 in Alabama. The physicians and trauma surgeon at the UAB School of Medicine inform her that the ectopic pregnancy must be aborted to save her life due to the injuries from the car wreck. They also tell her that Kathy will probably survive and be normal but that all three will die if they do not remove Ruth. They also tell her that they cannot do the procedure in Alabama and that it is a felony to leave Alabama to get an abortion. Discuss. Also consider whether extradition to California might be a solution.
Mavis is lovely. Surely she will grow into her startling feet! I'd like to know more about the doctrine of political issues.....I figured Eastman thought the SC wouldn't take up " the issue ' because he could rely on their corruption. A "doctrine" would be more palatable, than blatant corruption but I don't really get it. Anything might be claimed as having political effects......but a tied (Gore) election didn't?
Goldsmith often seems to hedge on the accountability issue.
As I recall he excused Barr’s action with respect to the Mueller report.
It’s not that he’s an institutionalist; just a GOP institutionalist.
Is he atta-boying Barr now vs. holding accountable as an enabler?
Thank you, Joyce, for the picture of your chicken and your column.
If Merrick Garland does not prosecute Donald Trump for inciting the 1/6 insurrection, he is aiding and abetting the insurrectionist. Therefore, Merrick Garland is an insurrectionist himself! 🤬🤬🤬