Democrats have put forth articles of impeachment for President Trump and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not as opposed to this as he was the first go-round but he also said that he will not likely put impeachment up for a vote until the President is out of office.
So they’re willing to consider impeaching him but not until he’s already left office.
Does this mean the economic stimulus we were hoping for is being pushed down the priority list? Prolly. The Senate is not set to reconvene until January 19, although there are two meetings set for this week.
The House of Representatives, however, is ready to vote for impeachment for a 2nd time, which would make President Trump the only President to have been impeached twice. That vote could happen as early as today.
So would it be worth it? Some politicians calculate that it is because a successful impeachment from both chambers would mean that Trump could not run for a 2nd term, would not get a government pension, and would not get Secret Service protection for the remainder of his life. Already, he has begun to lose privileges he enjoyed in office such as a Facebook and Twitter account. Twitter booted his account permanently on Friday. He Tweeted from the @POTUS account and Twitter removed those too. Parler, the conservative alternative was subsequently removed from the Apple and Google app stores and from Amazon Web Service cloud hosting, which wiped out the site altogether. The company has to search for a new data host to revive itself, which they say could take up to a week.
The President released a video on Sunday condemning the violence on the Capitol and ensuring a successful Presidential transition.
PJPMorgan and Citigroup are pausing donations to both Republicans and Democrats while other companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Marriott International will pause donations to the Republicans who objected to President-elect Biden’s confirmation such as Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley.
Politicians pretend that they answer to their constituents but really they answer to their donors. Now we’ll get to see how loud they speak when the dollars dry up.
Speaking of dried up dollars, the PGA of America golf association has ended its association with President Trump and his golf clubs, vowing now to hold any tournaments at Trump-associated courses from now on. The 2022 Championship was scheduled to be held at the President’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey but not any more.
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Want some cyborg eyes in your contact lenses? You can have it! Scientists at Harvard, George Washington University, and the University of Surrey have discovered a way to put ultra-thin sensors in contact lenses.
And what do they do? They receive information from sensors that can detect corneal diseases as well as monitor glucose levels from tear fluid.
This is just a concept for now but it came out of the Covid pandemic when researchers say that they were motivated to find additional biometrics for health monitoring. These smart lenses fall just short of the mutant Cyclops, who can shoot force-based beams from his eyes. We guess they’re still working on that one.
$972,000. That is how much the Swiss watch Deep Space Resonance cost. The manufacturer is only making two per year.
$450,000. That is how much singer Nicki Minaj will pay Tracy Chapman in a settlement over the song “Sorry,” where Chapman had filed a suit claiming that Minaj had co-opted her lyrics and melody.
10,000. That is how many users Gab.com says that it is gaining per hour after Twitter ousted the President. Ironically enough, they announced this on Twitter.
451,500. That is how many tons of masks are disposed of per month now that we are all wearing them all day every day in almost every country. This is 129 billion face masks and 65 billion cloves, used and disposed of – enough to cover three times the size of Singapore.
Blair said that national security in Canada has been tracking activity of the Proud Boys for some time but last week’s violence on the U.S. Capitol has put some heat on this intelligence.
“They are white supremacists, anti-Semitics, Islamophobic, misogynist groups.
They’re all hateful, they’re all dangerous,” Blair said. “We’re working very diligently to ensure that where the evidence is available, where we have the intelligence, that we’ll deal appropriately with those organizations.”
If this happens, it would add Proud Boys to a list along with kindred spirits Boko Haram, Al Qaida, and the Taliban.
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