I tried but I could not avoid watching the train wreck in Washington, aka the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump.
It used to be the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, but some Congressperson last month thought it super important to have his full middle name on the impeachment documents. Nuff said about petty silly political antics.
After a few hours watching the first day, I decided I did not have to watch much more. I also reaffirmed that nothing that was going to be said during this trial was ever going to change anyone?s mind, opinion or in the case of the Senators — their vote.
So, it is pretty much a waste of time except for those Democrat house managers/Congresspeople collecting soundbites for their reelection ads.
I did however learn something new, and that is during an impeachment hearing the Senators had to be present all day every day and could not speak out on the floor or even with each other, nor could they have access to cell phones or Twitter. This is clearly proof that the founders created our government Under God.
And most interesting was that the Senators could not have food or drink during the trial except for water or milk.
It used to be just water but some time in the last century they added milk to the approved menu. They thought was it was a good treatment for ulcers back then. There is a lesson in there somewhere.
I can’t help but wonder why some Senator would not propose a rule change (even a temporary one) to allow coffee, tea, bourbon , yogurt or trail mix as an approved item during these 12-hour sessions that are destined to go beyond midnight for another 2 or 3 weeks.
You would think that regardless of a Senator’s love for or hatred against Donald John Trump, there would be 51 votes that could keep the Senators a few steps up from simple hydration. My old friend Johnny Isakson could have gotten this done.
So, after turning off the TV and listening to my sensible (although strange to some relatives) music selection — Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel, Sinatra, CCR, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and Dropkick Murphys — I started to wonder about 15 or 20 years in the future when the Libertarians (replacing the useless Republicans) in Congress decide to impeach Democrat President Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Handler or the artist formerly known as Justin Bieber or whomever the Millennial voters decided to elect.
Of course it will be easier to impeach then because of the actions of today’s non-leaders — I’m looking at you, Nancy Pelosi.
I started to wonder about how Gen-X and Millennial Senators would be able to deal with the water- and milk-only rule and whether or not they and the rest of us would have brain implants that would enable us to tweet and communicate without external electronic devices, but then I fell asleep.
Awaking to Ella and Mel doing a scat song duet followed by CCR’s “Round the Bend,” I decided none of this stuff really matters.
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