15 thoughts on “Snow Globe

  1. Endgame says:

    “President Donald Trump repeated his threat to veto the U.S. defense spending bill that last week won enough bipartisan support in Congress to easily overturn his opposition.
    It was unclear what Trump meant by China being the beneficiary of the legislation. The president didn’t elaborate on the Twitter post, which landed minutes before he arrived at his Virginia golf club.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-13/trump-says-will-veto-defense-spending-bill-approved-by-congress


    • Update says:

      The House is preparing to return for a rare session between Christmas and New Year’s to override President Trump’s threatened veto of a must-pass defense bill if necessary.
      If Trump follows through on his threat to the veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the House would vote Dec. 28 on overriding him. https://thehill.com/policy/defense/531192-house-plans-dec-28-vote-to-override-trumps-possible-defense-bill-veto
      Trump has until Wednesday to veto the NDAA, which he has repeatedly threatened to do because it does not include a repeal of an unrelated tech law, also known as Section 230, among other reasons.
      The bill passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.

      • p/s says:

        President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the sweeping defense bill that both chambers of Congress recently passed by veto-proof majorities, setting up a possible veto override vote that could pit members of his own party against him.
        The House is expected to act Monday, when all eyes be watching to see how many Republicans stick with their previous support for the bill. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has suggested many Republicans won’t vote to override Trump’s veto, despite having voted for the bill itself, so it’s unclear if the override attempt will be successful or if the veto will be sustained. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/politics/trump-ndaa-veto/index.html

  2. 37 more days says:

    “Oh no! What is going on? This is not good news, even for “Indians”. Cancel culture at work!” Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 8:39 PM · Dec 13, 2020 [in response to the Cleveland Indians baseball team dropping its controversial name]

    Meanwhile: “US reaches record daily toll of 3,309 coronavirus deaths (Dec. 12, 2020) – roughly two dead Americans per minute or one every 30 seconds. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-reaches-record-daily-toll-of-3-309-coronavirus-deaths-01607807599

  3. Hiroo Onoda says:

    “Some White House advisers fear Trump’s final days” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/politics/trump-white-house-sidney-powell/index.html
    “The Trump White House has entered its final stage: complete meltdown” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/21/trump-administration-last-days-white-house
    “Trump Floats Coup Plan That’s So Wild Even Rudy Giuliani Is Terrified” https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/trump-coup-sidney-powell-martial-law-michael-flynn-meltdown.html
    Trump viewed as ‘one of the country’s worst presidents’, Fox News poll indicates https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/fox-news-poll-trump-worst-president-b1777255.html

  4. Holy Moly says:

    “Televangelist Pat Robertson acknowledged on Monday’s 700 Club that President-elect Joe Biden won, predicted “we’ll be seeing a President Kamala Harris not too long after the inauguration of President Biden,” and said it’s time for President Trump to concede and retire from politics. Robertson, a leading voice of the religious right since the 1980s, has generally — though not always — backed Trump, along with most other prominent evangelical Christian leaders.” https://news.yahoo.com/televangelist-pat-robertson-says-biden-073219218.html
    After conceding that Biden will take office and predicting he will either die or resign before too long, Robertson said “it would be a mistake” for Trump to run again in 2024. “My money would be on Nikki Haley,” he added. “I think she’d make a tremendous candidate for the Republican Party.” Robertson then offered a sober assessment of Trump.
    “You know, with all his talent and the ability to be able to raise money and grow large crowds, the president still lives in an alternate reality,” Robertson said. “He really does. People say, ‘Well, he lies about this, that, and the other.’ But no, he isn’t lying; to him, that’s the truth.” He said Trump has “done a marvelous job for the economy, but at the same time he is very erratic, and he’s fired people and he’s fought people and he’s insulted people and he keeps going down the line.”

  5. Dumpster fire says:

    “Donald Trump’s presidency is blazing into history in a way that epitomizes his corrupt excess, with pardons for cronies and war crimes, assaults on democracy, fresh Covid-19 denial and impunity for Russia.
    And in a trademark bombshell that blindsided aides, Trump on Tuesday also issued a sudden pre-Christmas demand for changes to a desperately needed $900 billion pandemic relief bill that risked shattering a fragile bipartisan compromise he had made no effort to shape. His move could send global markets into free fall and prolong the deprivation of millions of Americans who are going hungry or have lost their jobs.
    The antics of the outgoing President in recent hours further weighed down the yet-to-begin presidency of his successor, Joe Biden, who already faced the most challenging debut of any US leader since Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/politics/donald-trump-pardons-stimulus/index.html

  6. "Burn, baby! Burn!" says:

    “President Trump’s last-minute move to reject a sweeping coronavirus relief package is escalating confusion and panic among Republicans while setting the stage for an uncomfortable confrontation Thursday that could lead GOP lawmakers to object to their own president’s demand for larger stimulus checks for Americans.
    The chaos is unfolding against the backdrop of another threatened government shutdown, with funding set to lapse starting Tuesday unless a spending bill to keep federal operations running is signed into law along with the virus aid bill. While the president hasn’t explicitly threatened a veto, his defiance of a deal negotiated by his own administration could spark a standoff that could conceivably last until Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20.” (Washington Post 12/23/20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-last-minute-tantrum-throws-pandemic-relief-effort-into-chaos/2020/12/23/afb8626a-4534-11eb-a277-49a6d1f9dff1_story.html

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