Two GOP senators — Susan Collins (Maine) and Thom Tillis (NC) will be voting against Donald Trump’s phony national emergency declaration (https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/25/politics/tillis-to-vote-against-national-emergency/index.html).
Tomorrow, the House will vote it down, and then it goes to Mitch McConnell’s Senate, which must vote yes or no within 18 days. It’ll be an uphill battle for McConnell, who knows full well that this “national emergency” is nothing but a political stunt. If it passes the Senate, Trump, at the urging of Stephen Miller, his chief xenophobic staffer, will veto it, and then it would have to be overriden by a two-third vote of each chamber.
Your solitary reporter’s Congresswoman, Diana DeGette, the Dean of the Colorado delegation, will vote against the national emergency. DeGette faces a serious primary challenge for the third time in a row, but she will prevail, as she knows Congress inside and out.
Trump operates on the basis of revenge. That’s why associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Cognress for us, knows very well that Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, a Tea Partier who used to represent South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, will be sure to find a primary challenger to take out Tillis when he is up for re-election next year.
Yesterday was the Oscars, and, as usual, over-the top expensive gowns were worn by the women — especially Lady Gaga, who wore a hideous strapless black Alexander McQueen gown. She tied her supremely ugly but very pricey outfit together with a Tiffany & Company yellow diamond necklace which weighed over 128 carats.
Lady Gaga — known by her fans as “Mother Monster” — has a net worth of a paltry $275 million. Her idea of good taste consists of sporting outfits made from plastic bubbles, Kermit the Frog dolls, and raw meat (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8001267/Lady-Gagas-meat-dress-divides-opinion.html).
Associate solitary reporter Susie Shoreland, our cheif fashion correspondent, went backstage after Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang their hot duet.
“Your Ladyship,” Shoreland began, “what’s it like to be flaunting all that useless crap around, when thousands of people are starving in Venezuela, desperate migrants are still drowning in the Mediterranean, and there's an Ebola epidemic in the Congo?”
Gaga called the police, who took Shoreland to the Hollywood Community Police Statioin, which serves Hollywood, Loz Felize, Mount Olympus, and Little Armenia. Shoreland is Armenian American, so she felt right at home there, where she spent the night before flying to Denver, where she operates the Sunshine and Shoreline Travel Agency.