Untoward Torture

What did we do to deserve this? The American people did nothing wrong. Maybe some are guilty of watching too much TV. Me. But. Why are we being subjected to this extended torture? Days upon days of blathering bluster. Repetitive regurgitations of mindless muddle.

The Senate Impeachment Trial. Managers. For 3 days. After a marathon yesterday. After hearing them for days in the House. Cannot abide Schiff or Nadler for another minute. As poor Lizzie, Bernie & Amy are kept from the campaign trail. Lucky Joe. Luckier Trump.

Thanks to Book Club for a much needed diversion. The Purple Hibiscus good or bad will be a godsend.

Here We Go Again!

Everything old is new again. Bill’s former foes and friends. Ken Starr. Alan Dershowitz. Doddering Senators who were there during the Lewinsky case. America’s erstwhile beloved Mayor Rooody.

Senate Impeachment Trial begins today. Trump is fiddling in Davos while Rome burns. As Mayor Mike stays out of fray to mount a race. Oy vey. The Boys Club never seems to go away.

Media Multi-Tasking

Started Messiah series. So far intriguing. Also The Outsider. Jason Bateman. Different. Then. Sunday Marathon.

Mahomes never quits. Spunky finish to send Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Over in Santa Clara. Jimmy G didn’t have to work hard. Mostert and blockers dominated to easily take Niners to the NFC win.

Next. Ray Donovan finale. Characters stay true to themselves. Well-written and acted. Sláinte on a gritty season. Then. Capped off the evening fast-forwarding through the SAG Awards. Highlights. Schitts’ Eugene & Dan Levy. Peter Dinklage. Jennifer Anniston. Wow.

Oh. And. NYTimes endorsed Amy & Lizzie. Sorry Joe & Bernie.

Meanwhile. Scanning great photos from St. Vigilio Dolomiti Italia.

mAd Ski Ben.

Women’s March 2020

Different perspectives. As always. What are they marching about in 2020? Better to be working for Mayor Mike. Or. Somebody who can win. This year snow and bitter wind kept them all away. Only saw an empty CPW with the exception of a bunch of cold cops.

Nancy Pelosi was a little too thrilled about impeaching Trump on Bill Maher’s show. Gloating never a good look. Even if her suit was. Maybe it’s because she’ll soon be Prez if she can get rid of Pence, too.

Beware the Polls

Have we learned nothing from 2016? When all the polls said Hillary would win by a landslide? Now the media is extolling Biden’s lead in the National Polls. Danger. Danger.

How are these polls derived? What’s the demographic make-up? Sample size? How do you reach them? Land-lines? Average age 75. Cell phones? Caller ID prohibits most people from even answering.

Here are some polls. Trump has 68 million followers on Twitter. Biden has 4 million. Trump packs huge sports arenas. Biden can barely fill a high school gym. Déjà vu all over again.

Go Mike!

Mike’s Long Game

As Dems rearranged deck chairs on the Titanic, Mayor Mike was out and about playing the long game. He’s had more air time with his non-stop ads than all of the rest combined. Except maybe Steyer.

Mike is dissecting the Country to target consequential counties making the case that Trump needs to go. Whether you vote for Mike or not. And. That the Democrat Party needs an overhaul. If anything can steer the barge into a 180 degree turn, it’s Bloomberg’s juggernaut.

Betting is on Mike.

Take De Bait

Last Dem Debate before Iowa Caucuses.

Will Lizzie Warren bait Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. That’ll be her Ber Den. As they go after each other Mayor Pete can parry from his deck chair. Amy may be lured into the fray with too much tension on the line. Steyer will haul in plastic bottles and scream about climate change. Yang rushes in to clang the bell as AI bots take over the ship.

Wolf sporadically yells over the horn. This is Breaking News!!!!!