Answering your cell when you don’t recognize the number is like picking up a hitchhiker. – Unknown
Welcome to another exciting edition of Caught My Eye (CME).
CME is the once a week column that is posted 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 and get stuff off my chest!
Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Final Debate Poll
- Debate Thoughts\
- Amy Coney Barrett
- Oh, Rudy!
- One More Thing
FINAL DEBATE POLL:
Don’t forget to participate in the final presidential debate poll by clicking HERE.
The poll will remain open until Sunday evening. The results will be posted Monday.
I first want to congratulate NBC’s Kristen Welker for doing a great job of moderating the final Presidential debate. Trump and his people attacked her in the days leading up to the debate, so now they should apologize. Trump can’t stand strong females.
As for the debate, I did not see either candidate score a knockout. This means it was a loss for Trump. He needed to score some points and he did a little, but not enough to change the polls that much. A poll from CNN had Biden winning the debate 53%-39%.
One of the best issues for Biden in the debate was about the 545 children who were separated from the parents at the border under the Trump administration. Trump tried to say they were well taken care of, which made me tweet “Hey kids – we lost your mom and dad, but you have clean sheets!”
Trump looked uncaring during that part.
Trump did not do well concerning healthcare. Some folks were saying we’ll get his healthcare plan right after we get his taxes. I tweeted, “I’m thinking Trump’s healthcare plan is to let the vulnerable die.”
Read key takeaways from the debate by the Associated Press HERE and Reuters HERE.
AMY CONEY BARRETT:
Like spoiled children who did not get their way, the Democrats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee “boycotted” the vote to send Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration. The Republicans voted 12-0 to advance the nomination.
The Hill reported that every GOP senator was present for the vote, meeting the committee’s rule that 12 members of the panel must be present to report a nomination to the full Senate. But the committee also requires two members of the minority party to be present in order to conduct business. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), however, made it clear that he would move forward regardless of the committee’s rules.
It is like Graham said, “We don’t need no stinking rules.” Graham is in a tight race for reelection, so he may need to cut some corners to win. If John McCain were alive, he would probably slap Graham.
The ten Democrats on the committee did show up for a press conference outside after the vote.
It looks like Barrett will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate sometime Monday.
Having the majority in the Senate and some control of the White House has perks…
I was hoping the presidential debate moderator Kristen Welker would ask Trump and Biden, “Do you tuck your shirt in while laying down on the bed.”
In case you don’t know what I am talking about, the media is reporting that Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, fell for an embarrassing Sacha Baron Cohen prank in the soon-to-be-released movie.
NBC News reports:
The film, which is being released Friday on Amazon Prime Video, shows Giuliani reclining on a bed and then putting his hand down his pants and moving it around for what appears to be a few seconds while the actress playing Borat’s teenage daughter, Maria Bakalova, 24, who is pretending to be a television reporter, stands in front of him.
Giuliani said he was removing recording equipment and tucking in his shirt.
ONE MORE THING:
Did you know that almost 49,000,000 people have already voted in the United States, and that includes almost 290,000 in Montana? (Source)
Learn how you can vote by clicking HERE.
No surprise, the poorly educated continue to support Don Trump.
Doug – sad but true. Thanks, JmB