by Alexandra Bruce
Monday was another crazy day. Debbie Dingell was appointed as Speaker of the House Pro tempore, because Nancy Pelosi failed to show up for work to vote on her own resolution to invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump, which was voted down by the Republicans. The vote will be tried again Tuesday, followed by a separate vote on Wednesday to impeach him.
This followed Pelosi’s string of incoherent and inflammatory statements over the past few days. On Friday, she requested reassurances from Joint Chiefs Chair, Gen Mark Milley that an “unstable” Trump would be prevented from launching a nuclear weapon. On Saturday, during an online meeting with constituents in San Francisco, she claimed the Trump supporters who breached the Capitol on Wednesday had chosen their “whiteness over democracy.” On Sunday, during her appearance on 60 Minutes, she told Leslie Stahl that Trump needed to “pay a price” for inciting an insurrection.
Then, Facebook announced that it would be removing all posts containing the “Stop the Steal” hashtag, for the “safety” of their users.
In addition to all of the social media companies who have banned Trump since last Wednesday, he was de-platformed by his mass email service (which happened to me twice in 2019) and he was de-banked by both Stripe, the online payment processor and by Deutsche Bank, his primary lender for the past two decades.
Then, the PGA of America Board of Directors voted to terminate their agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, NJ according to an announcement from PGA of America President Jim Richerson
“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand, it would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs, and sustain the longevity of our mission.” Richerson added sadistically, “It was a decision made to ensure that PGA of America and the PGA Professionals can continue to lead and grow our great game for decades to come.”
Then, for several hours, the State Department website indicated that the Trump Presidency had ended on January 11th. The “disgruntled” employee who altered the website is now looking at 10 years in prison for defacing Federal Property.
Then, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf resigned. In a letter to the department, Wolf said he was resigning due to the “ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as acting secretary”, which he said was diverting attention and resources away from the department during the “critical time of a transition of power”.
Then, Trump declared a state of emergency in the District of Columbia until the 24th of January.
Throughout our lives, Americans have been told to be paranoid of the Russians or al Qaeda. We were convinced to spend trillions of dollars for the greatest military on Earth. We are now on the brink of being taken over by simple PsyOps and blackmail from our largest trading partner. Worst of all, 50% of the populace think it’s great!
In shades of things to come, people on Joe Biden’s NASA transition team urged that the United States start what could be the biggest transfer of technology ever to China. The giveaway could result in the Chinese military dominating space and along with it, world affairs. “Trying to exclude them, I think, is a failing strategy,” said Pam Melroy, a former astronaut and potential next administrator of NASA, referring to the Chinese. “It is very important that we engage.”