So look at this, the current occupant of the Oval Office has actually become the number one, the historic first of something: being impeached twice. And as we enter into the next phase of the impeachment process, with McConnell refusing to bring the Senate back early to kick off the trial, what does that mean as we’re in the final days of 45’s ignominious presidency? At first blush, not much, because in under a week we will have a new President AND a Bay Area woman of color as Vice President (THANK GOD, pretty much all that’s keeping me going right now) but as Vox explains, an impeachment trial of an ex-president could help determine whether he can ever run for office again or get the $$$ from his pension and the like. So let’s get ‘er done and grab him by the wallet, shall we?
Also, not that you need to be reminded, but Speaker Pelosi is a BOSS with a sense of humor.
To the internet!
In this Washington Post piece Trump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again, BoingBoing’s Xeni Jardin gets at a very interesting (and petty AF) nugget: that Trump won't pay Rudy Giuliani's legal bills. OOF.
And while I try and refrain from indulging in schadenfreude because I think it’s bad for the soul to revel in the misfortunes of others, you gotta love to see it: Not just the House: From golf pros to the Central Park Carousel, President Donald Trump is rebuffed. I bet the PGA swiftly golf carting away from him and his companies hurts more than anything else, and I like that.
But before we take too much joy in literally anything right now, Some House Democrats have 'real concern' Republican colleagues may have aided Capitol attack so, uh, yea, that’s scary, especially as we go into an Inauguration week.
Meanwhile, Airbnb Has Canceled All Reservations In DC During Inauguration, refunding guests and paying out hosts anything they were owed for previously-booked stays. Seems like a good move.
And finally, in wonderful good news, Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Attire To Her Swearing-In Ceremony, And We’re Crying Happy Tears. I know I sure got teary-eyed when that TikTok showing her getting ready with her mother and grandmother before taking the oath came up on my For You Page. There is still good, folks.
That’s it, that’s all. Stay safe, wear your masks, be kind to yourself, ok?