Askew Views

MSNBC and Huffington Post coddle Warren & Sanders and slam Pete Buttigieg for working for McKinsey. He “finally” disclosed his client list. So. Now it’s a crime to work for a successful corporation in certain circles. And. Don’t even mention that horrible billionaire Bloomberg.

Every broadcast and cable news channel carried the never-ending boring impeachment hearings. Yet. The Senate judiciary hearing on the IG Report is only carried by Fox News.

Meanwhile. Last night Trump was on fire at his 11,000-people-packed-Pennsylvania rally. Joe Biden can barely finish a sentence and rarely gathers more than a few hundred geezers at his events.

Bottom line. We’re screwed.

Mike of the People

Mike Bloomberg billionaire. A man of the people? Actually. Yes. He could be seen riding subways, grabbing breakfast at a diner on the Upper East Side, walking around town. Talking to regular folks.

One night we were having dinner at Lure Fishbar in SoHo. Mayor Mike and Senator Chuck Schumer with their partners were in the next booth. We tried not to stare and went on with our orders. After they were finished, they walked by our table. Bro Joe said, “Hey Mike why don’t you run? He said, “For what?” Bro said, “For President.”

The two women kept on going. But. Mike & Chuck stopped to chat. Mike said he wasn’t thinking about that then. In 2010. He wanted to know where our son was going to college and such. They stayed for quite a long time. Nice and curious men.

What’s Impeachable?

With a lopsided partisan impeach pit on the horizon in 2019. Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that she knew there were no weapons of mass destruction when she was on the Intelligence Committee in 2002. Yet she didn’t push for the impeachment of W. and his Neo-Cons.

So. Going to war under false pretenses when our troops were maimed or killed every week vs. Water-Gate. Monica-Gate. Ukraine-Gate. No contest. The latter three pale by any standard.

Fix It

Ray Donovan is back. Mick takes Bunchy’s place in the slammer. For how long? Cartoon-ish. But. Still fun. Aunt Sandy is worth the watch. Meanwhile. Nancy is baiting Donny to testify before Schiffty’s Committee. Now. That could nix everything. And. What a show.

West Side Rag did a great article illustrating what restaurants & storefronts look like before and after the epidemic scourge of scaffolding. The two examples have been dealing with this blight for over six years. Killing small businesses all over the City. Hoping it will elicit local government action. We need Ray to fix this contractors’ cabal.

Im Peach Pit

In the giddy gleeful atmosphere of the media’s hype of impeachment inquiry on TV, Brian Williams made the ecstatic declaration that “Impeachment will be in the first line of Trump’s obituary”.  Yay. Colbert had an Impeachment Eve tree and celebration.

The public hearing has begun. At 10am. 11:30am. Two guys still droning on. Everyone looks like they are taking a nap. Including the Dems. Imagine what the rest of the country is feeling. Yawn. And can’t watch anything else. Already in a ditch.

Trump may have done something wrong. Yes. But. This is not going well so far. Keeping the public interested. Probably not.

Cold Reality

After a balmy Vet’s Day enjoying Central Park with holiday throngs, today it’s wintry. That’s November in New York City.

Niners v. Seahawks was a nail-biter to the end. A defense-fest. And. Jimmy isn’t Joe. Montana.

Speaking of Joe. Biden. A CNN Town Hall in between quarters. More like a love-fest infomercial. Erin Burnett lobbing soft-ball questions designed to promote sobbing over Joe’s woes as the future Consoler-in-Chief. At least he didn’t smell her hair. Highly pro-Joe Grinnell College audience questions as well. So. Wait ’til the debate.

Pre-Emption

Nikki Haley’s new book says that John Kelly & Rex Tillerson tried to get her to join the Insider White House Resistance. Hmmm. As I’ve said. She’s going to be the first woman President.

Dems will hold impeachment hearings on all broadcast channels this week. Pre-empting daytime drama sweeps. Guess who’d be more interesting? Schiffty-Schiff or Shifty Victor. Yep.

Warning. Choose to askew Catherine the Great. Insipidly stupid & gross. Helen Mirren as a horny old hag. Couldn’t do it. Meanwhile, Jack Ryan is ripped from the headlines. An action-packed diversion.