House Judiciary Committee To Move Forward With Formal Impeachment Proceedings
Democratic Candidate Tulsi Gabbard said Sunday that impeachment would ‘tear our country apart’
9/9/19, 6:28pm EDT
The house judiciary committee is set to vote on formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump this Wednesday, after months of teasing following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in July which galvanized Democrats to declare to a judge their understanding that the Special Counsel’s investigation recommended further queries. A positive vote will “formalize procedures for a growing impeachment inquiry, clarifying its investigative authorities and granting President Trump new due process, a draft resolution shows,” according to the New York Times, and according to CNN “is expected to follow the precedent set in 1974 over the committee's procedures during then-President Richard Nixon's impeachment proceedings," in that a formal vote regarding impeachment is likely on the horizon.
Today, Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek told USA Today that "Air Force leadership directed Air Mobility Command to review all guidance pertaining to selection of airports and lodging accommodations during international travels," referring to recent allegations of the Air Force using the Glasgow Prestwick Airport as a layover stop so that Trump’s nearby Turnberry Resort could get some revenue (about $11 million, according to USA Today). “The airport,” USA Today also notes, “which the Democrats note is integral to the resort's financial success, has also struggled financially in recent years and is in the midst of being sold, according to the BBC.”
Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating, specifically, why the C-17 military transport plane made a stop there in early Spring, Politico reported on Friday, as part of a more general investigation surrounding Trump’s Turnberry Resort. From the pentagon: they have not heard back.
Trump responded presidentially #TheMostPresidential:
Polls show that the majority of Americans do not support impeachment. The Mueller report cost taxpayers over $31 million over three and a half years, and did not definitively find evidence of Russian collusion, nor obstruction of justice, though it did go to extensive lengths to attempt to imply that without actually saying it. Why wouldn’t the report just say whether Trump obstructed justice or not (for an original crime the report found he did not do)? If the answer was “if the Democrats are going to beat Trump in 2020, they need all the help they can get,” welcome to primary season, 2019.
Much has been made of the current ‘culture war’ sweeping through the country. Democrats and most liberals would say that this ‘culture war’ started with the election of Donald Trump in November of 2016–a way to fight on their own terms as the country ‘went backwards’ following such monstrous, unfair, defeat (unfair!)–but anyone on the right or in the middle would say otherwise: this goes farther than that. Trump is a manifestation of a swath of the country that’s been growing ever since liberals realized how beneficial it is to say that propaganda only comes in one form, one which we can see and can smell and can touch, well: only if one is ‘on the right side of history’ of course.
Because I know how the future will judge the past; I am from the future (hypocrisy of that thinking: liberals will always be the first to say ‘you just don’y the future, dude’ until it comes time to apply that thinking back to their own ways (I AM NOT A CONSERVATIVE– ‘omg, you’re clearly a conservative, you don’t align with the exact same things I think and tell people they must think or else be COMPLETE FUCKING IDIOTS BECAUSE I’M A GENIUS WHO KNOWS ALL PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE’=case in point and the closest exemplified reason for the thumbnail picture of this article (presumptuous misunderstandings are what will cause any modern civil war))).
For three years, the Russia probe was talked about nearly every five minutes on MSNBC and CNN (CNN is centrist, I’ve been reliably informed). Adam Schiff said that he had secret information that Trump was indeed involved with Russia in steering the election his way. He has yet to come up with anything. Many people my age (under 35) have had to watch as our parents degrade with existential horror their perceptions of the country, once so brilliant and intelligent when their generation stuck it to the man at the hippie protests of the 60s and with the amazing economy they left us post 2008. They can’t believe that ‘people’ would actually vote for such a terrible cookie monster as Donald Trump, not because they’re not ‘human’, but because they’re stupid. They don’t understand what it’s like care so deeply, to know, firsthand, how horrible someone must be to vote for someone as horrible as Donald Trump. ‘I could never talk to someone who voted for that man,’ they say, rehashing almost verbatim what their godlords on CNN and MSNBC ‘think’.
I define ‘thinking’ as being something a consciousness must do in order to ‘know’ that it ‘exists’. If all you exist for is making money, or making money for your network, you’re not ‘thinking’, you’re surviving.
It is not fun, and maybe it’s just because they’re ‘getting older’, as they say. Or maybe it’s because I’m sick of being told how horrible I am for being a lazy, entitled millennial (if you did not grow up with nu-metal and Eminem on the radio all the time, post-9/11 and The End of History, you have no room to talk). Either way, all this back-and-forth ‘you’re a piece of shit for no more reason than, well, you’ is not helpful to me, nor my parents. It’s hard enough explaining the internet. ‘The Chromecast is on the wrong input’ is not the right answer to ‘is the wi-fi on’–
We’re all trying to get the TV to work; I’m being entitled if I’m getting pissed that my 60-year-old dad who fought in Vietnam (this is hyperbolic; point remains) can’t work the wi-fi.
Insisting it’s the input is the lazy option.
Given that deep division in the country only touched upon with the angst over generational differences and the classic 'I’m too smart to be pretentious’ mantra, any further comparisons to ‘past, present, or future’ are void in the face of the reality: this is just too different a situation than any past situation to write off simply with saying ‘fuck the other side’.
Which is exactly what Democrats have been getting at ever since 2016.
And this impeachment debacle is only the most recent, though as-yet most blatantly pretentious and ignorant, incarnation of that goal (of saying ‘fuck you’ and getting everything they want as a result of just that). There is a real conversation, and critique, regarding these corruption issues, and even some of the Russia stuff, but so long as Democrats and ‘liberals’ think that saying ‘fuck you’ is the only option, we will continue down this path, and that conversation will not be had (instead: we’re talking about this and Trump’s tweets). Rhetoric is an inevitable part of speaking publicly, they go hand-in-hand, but the weights of honesty and intelligence are only measured by those self-aware enough to recognize that fact, which is not a ‘conservative’ argument, nor one which renders ‘emotion’ irrelevant, only dissected–
Which is ‘intelligence’. ‘Honesty’ is the self-awareness (this is in the context of public speaking, or rhetoric; emotion can only be dissected amongst groups as being assumed ‘factual’, generally (emotions are the subjective of the factual objective), as self-awareness can only be seen, publicly, specific (from person-to-person), or as a specific type of emotion (that being honesty)).
The tropes of civil war are set in the minds of those who think they ‘know’ the other side without doing any research outside of the classic #TheMostClassic ‘FUCK you’.
It’s a hard thing to do (but it can be fun), and we’ll see what happens as this disillusion becomes more apparent moving forward, if the wokescolds can’t look in the mirror like, once (sorry, it’s been a Monday).
Until then, I’ll see you in the meme war.