The Wednesday Read

Sometimes I wish I were a nicer person but then I laugh and continue my day. –Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Hearings
  • Fifth Democratic Debate
  • Don’t Forget to Vote


If you lean to the left, I think the following line from an NBC News analysis article explains Tuesday’s impeachment hearings:

Four witnesses delivered testimony that was deeply damaging to Trump’s remaining defenses against allegations that he was personally involved in an arms-for-investigations deal.

If you lean to the right, Fox News makes you feel good:

Republicans sounded a celebratory note as House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry wrapped up another day of public hearings Tuesday evening, saying the day’s witnesses had served only to highlight fundamental problems in the case against President Trump.

As for the middle of the road reporting, Reuters says:

Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”

In more from the middle, the Associated Press reported:

Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies.

The first two witnesses of the day, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, were actually on the Trump/Ukraine call.

I guess the “nobody testifying with first-hand knowledge” argument by the Republicans went down the shitter on Tuesday.

The thing that bothers me is that Col. Vindman was attacked by some Republicans on the committee and by Trump Junior who, like his father, is a chickenshit. They don’t respect the military and only use military people to promote themselves.

As I have said several times, at the end of all this, the Democrats who have the majority in the House will vote to impeach President Trump. It will be along party lines. The Senate, which is controlled by the Republicans, will not convict Trump. The big question is will these hearings do enough damage to keep Trump from getting a second term.


Are you ready for another debate? Me neither!

There will be 10 candidates on stage for the fifth Democratic debate tonight (Wednesday, November 20).

According to several sources, the debate will be co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post. It will be held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios and the moderators are Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker, and Ashley Parker.

Time Magazine reports that the debate will broadcast on MSNBC and stream on and People can also watch it on NBC News and The Washington Post’s phone apps, or listen on SiriusXM Channel 118 and TuneIn.

The candidates who qualified for this debate are Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

Let’s get ready to…debate!

By the way, the sixth debate is December 19.


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