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The latest Reason cover is strange. The president isn't an at-will employee. He isn't Congress's employee at all. The bar for impeaching and removing the president should be high.

Trump has met that bar and then some, but that's a separate issue.

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The stupid, it burns! From a USA Today article: "Road salt typically consists of sodium and chloride. While sodium is less water soluble and lodges in soil, the vast majority of chloride washes away with the rain."

"Merry Christmas": A two-word oxymoron.

When I read about Schumer's insistence on documents in the impeachment process, I'm reminded that one of the first acts that got him national attention was derailing the Waco investigation. reuters.com/article/us-usa-tru

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five unnamed people to death in a secret trial for Khashoggi's murder. I think we can all agree that doesn't improve the situation. reuters.com/article/us-saudi-k

My main project for the next week is revising my draft of The Magic Battery: making it more consistent and stronger.

Speaking of Heather Dale (and, indirectly, Snowden), I just came across her "Golgotha," which I'd somehow never heard before. POWERFUL!
youtube.com/watch?v=iimaWYh376

For the Solstice, my "Beacons in the Darkness," sung by Heather Dale with Ben Deschamps. youtube.com/watch?v=cJqTleqy4q

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RT @JoeySalads@twitter.activitypub.actor
If Trump gets impeached, I will donate my Left testicle to medical research.
You can quote me on this.
twitter.com/JoeySalads/status/

There are people who realize Trump is a power-lusting liar, and there are people who _want_ a power-lusting liar in office. Either way, there's little point in trying to persuade people about him.

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I've posted this one several times. But it is seasonal...and never goes out of season. youtube.com/watch?v=F0LgjBauf7

Palpatine didn't die, undercutting Vader's redemption. Even Carrie Fisher isn't allowed to stay dead. I think I'll skip Star Wars IX.

In case you hadn't noticed, the Fed actually wants your money to lose value over time and considers it a bad sign when it doesn't do it fast enough.
reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed

This morning I learned that I missed Bill of Rights Day, which was yesterday.

Oh, well. Happy Beethoven's Birthday!

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