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The Singer Report: HOT TAKES

Despite President Joe Biden’s near-record numbers of federal and district judge appointments, his executive branch confirmations are seriously lacking. From January 2021 to August 2021, the 117th Congress passed only 30 laws, eight of which were not substantial. As a comparison, the 116th Congress passed 43 laws from Jan. 2019 to Aug. 2019.

When compared with his legitimate predecessors, his confirmation process has been teeth-grindingly slow — Barack Obama had 134 more by the 300 day mark, while George W. Bush had confirmed an additional 50.

Speaking of people who are dreadfully slow, and by slow I mean dumb, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Flor.) known nationally as the 40-year-old politician who brought his 17-year-old girlfriend across state lines to cheat on his fiancé has inserted himself into trouble yet again. Gaetz-the-disgrace decided he needed Kyle Rittenhouse as his new congressional intern to offer support services: coffee runs, photo-copying reports and special massages — the gun-toting psychopath is still 17 for another six months, after all.

It appears Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has lost whatever remained of her mind after repeated doses of ivermectin, the horse medicine taken by conspiracy theorists and poor, deluded corpses. After looney Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) called a group of left-wing House members — including Muslim Reps. Rashida Tlaib (DMich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)— the Jihad Squad, MTG jumped (back) on the bigotry train. 

Later that week, after finding out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made Boebert apologize, Greene stomped over and told him he needed to earn her vote to become Speaker of the House. Weak herself from lack of brain cells, Greene ranted on Twitter, lampooning fellow Republican Representative Nancy Mace, and misspelling “you’re.” Sheesh. MTG needs to take a chill pill. Maybe some ketamine.

QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley was given a 41-month sentence for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Tuesday, he filed an appeal trying to void his guilty plea by changing lawyers to one of Kyle Rittenhouse’s former defenders. In a speech to the court, the painted charlatan compared himself to Gandhi, Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, the riots that killed five people and violated the basic tenets of our democracy, all for an authoritarian, despotic toddler, were not exactly peaceful, or for the common good.

What’s more, failing to find Mike Pence — who leaves dead skin cells everywhere he slithers — and leaving a chicken scratch note saying, “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming!” is about as smart as Trump. Which is to say, not. Anyway, it turned out to be a note to self. 

The insanity synonymous with Fox News anchors continues. Lara Logan, host of Fox Nation, while on a rant about the new Omicron variant, let antisemitic slander slip. Again. And again. In fact, she has through most of her career at Fox. Tuesday, she completed her routine of insulting various Mother-Teresa-level public figures by comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci with the Nazi experimental doctor Josef Mengele. Fauci responded by shrugging his shoulders and responding, “Aside from masks and de vaccine of cawhse, alcohol may help ye survive de sycophantic, uninfawhmed speeches these people love tuh perfawhm.”


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