A New York grand jury voted to indict the former president, while his Florida rival is traveling the country hunting for campaign cash, and Rep. Lauren Boebert appears fixated on public urination.The chyron to the Colbert video I featured in Colbert and Meyers return from a week off to take closer looks at the rally in Waco and waiting for an indictment read "Arrest is yet to come." That's even more true now than it was at the beginning of the week, although it really will be a negotiated surrender, not an actual arrest; as much as my readers and I would like to see The Former Guy take a perp walk, it's not going to happen unless he changes his mind and refuses to surrender. Even that might not be enough, as Ron DeSantis has said he would not assist in any extradition. Speaking of DeSantis, Stephen's impression of Goofy's reaction to Disney subverting DeSantis's replacement for the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Disney World's own government was exactly the same as mine: "You got played!" Yes, he did.
Seth Meyers had more to say about the last topic of Colbert's monologue in Boebert Humiliated Over "Public Urination" Fixation; Trump Wants to Bomb Mexico: A Closer Look.
Seth takes a closer look at Republican congresswomen Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest bizarre fixations and Donald Trump asking aides to draw up "battle plans" to attack Mexico if he's re-elected president."And I do mean moron" was exactly the right transition for this sketch. Returning to Stephen's joke about Einstein, not only the definition of insanity misattributed to him, "doing the same thing and expecting a different result," but also another questionable quote attributed to him, "Two things are infinite, as far as we know – the universe and human stupidity." The universe is immense, but it's not really infinite. On the other hand, Boebert is displaying an extension of human stupidity. She didn't do her research because she had committed to the narrative and didn't want to be confused by the facts. Also, this whole affair serves as another good argument for D.C. statehood.
Tonight's episode was taped prior to the news that Donald Trump was indicted by a New York Grand Jury.
Returning to the original topic, Jimmy Kimmel's monologue last night opened with Donald Trump INDICTED by Manhattan Grand Jury.
That's as close to a perp walk as we're going to see. Also, "jail to the chief" is a great line, but it's going to be a while. I expect he'll be sentenced to house arrest in Trump Tower with the Secret Service as his guards, at least for this set of crimes. He might get a more severe punishment if he's indicted and convicted for crimes in Georgia and Washington, D.C. As for the other Republican politician being lampooned, I'm repeating what I wrote most recently in Randy Rainbow sings 'Life's a (bleep)ing Fantasy for Santos' on Flashback Friday: "My prediction that, as long as George Santos remains in the news, he will be an inspiration for comedy continues to come true."The day that many of us thought would never come has finally arrived as Donald Trump was indicted by the Manhattan Grand Jury for his role in the Stormy Daniels hush money case, Trump “truthed” a statement lashing out, now that he has been indicted he has no choice but to turn himself in for processing, Donald Trump Jr. jumped in with a special edition of his podcast to lament and fight back against the long arm of the law, Ivanka has vowed to stay out of all of this, when the news came in Fox was busy whining about Trans athletes in college sports, we got more insight into what went down at Fox News after the election, George Santos answered a bunch of questions on Fox News and he also has a great new product available.Colbert's audience gave the announcement a standing ovation. Kimmel's gave their standing ovation at the beginning of the monologue, but were just as loud and enthusiastic at Kimmel announcing the news while remaining seated. Two hours plus being composed of Angelenos instead of New Yorkers might have made the difference.
No post of mine about TFG's criminal behavior would be complete without a mention of January 6th, so I'm returning to Stephen's monologue related to that, Pence Ordered to Testify | School Bans Dolly Parton’s “Rainbowland” | Gwyneth’s Rectal Ozone Therapy.
Forcing former VP Pence to testify about the Jan 6th insurrection is good for the country, unlike banning kids from singing Dolly Parton songs or copying Gwyneth Paltrow by getting ozone gas blown up where the sun doesn't shine.I'll wait to see what effect Vice President Pence's testimony has on the investigation. In the meantime, follow over the jump for the top posts about the January 6th insurrection and the investigation into it.