Sometimes I question my sanity. Occasionally it replies. -Unknown
Welcome to Caught My Eye! We’ve just about made it through January – Good job!
If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! Caught My Eye (CME) is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!
Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Impeachment Trial
- Poll Results: Chiefs or 49ers
- The United States of Chiefs Fans
- One More Thing
Today while watching the senators question the House managers and the President’s defense team, I thought that maybe they should have made a rule that only allowed each senator two questions.
The whole question thing became ridiculous after about two hours into the 16 hours that they were given.
It was painful to watch. It was so painful that I wondered if sticking an ice pick into my ear would have been more painful. I stopped short of testing that theory.
Many folks are reporting that since Republican U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has come out against calling witnesses, this trial is about over. The New York Times reported this, also:
Senator Susan Collins, another key Republican vote, announced tonight that she would vote to support hearing from witnesses, joining Senator Mitt Romney. Even if Senator Lisa Murkowski, another moderate, were to form a trio with them, Democrats wouldn’t have the votes they need: A 50-50 tie in an impeachment trial means a motion fails. Chief Justice John Roberts could decide to break that tie — while impeachment rules are vague, there is some precedent — but it’s unlikely he would do it.
On Friday they will again clock in at 1:00 p.m. ET. It appears they will debate witnesses for four hours total, then vote on it.
Some reports say they may go deep into the night and vote on the two articles of impeachment. Others think that might not happen until Saturday or Monday.
Basically, it appears that what I’ve said all along will hold true: Trump will not be convicted in the senate.
The biggest question after this impeachment debacle is over is how long, if ever, will it take to put Humpty Dumpty (USA) back together again.
POLL RESULTS: CHIEFS OR 49ERS?
On Saturday I asked readers who they thought would win the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs, or the San Francisco 49ers.
Here are the results:
- KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – 55%
- SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – 45%
Thanks to all who participated! Go Chiefs!
THE UNITED STATES OF CHIEFS FANS:
The Browns (my family) of Great Falls, Montana, are featured in the video and mentioned in the story as top Chiefs fans in Montana by the Kansas City Star!
Check out the article HERE. We are featured in the video around the 1:05 mark.
ONE MORE THING: