There is a deep connection between barbecue and the blues. At Fat Matt’s Rib Shack in Atlanta the performance space is dominated by a mural depicting blues musicians B.B. King (Riley B. King), Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) and Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield). Blues, Bar-B-Que and beer, what more could you ask for? How about a side of two Senators.
Happy Three Kings Day! I awoke to a pleasant surprise this morning. Last night Raphael Warnock won his Georgia senatorial runoff election and Jon Ossoff looks likely to also win his election. These two Democratic victories will flip the Senate. These new wins come on the heels of last year’s Presidential election, where Georgia also went for the Democrats and elected Joe Biden. Here is a big shoutout to Stacy Abrams, the power behind the throne, who orchestrated the victory of these three kings.
After I finish writing this post, I am going to clear my “busy” schedule and devote the rest of the day to reading every article, story or tweet I can find about turmoil in the Republican Party. Can you say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? I wasn’t going to watch the circus unfolding today in Congress. I don’t even know if it will be broadcasted. Assuming that it is, I’ll tune in without the sound on, so that every time I see an angry Republican Representative or Senator gestating wildly on the TV, I can jeer back at them. They won’t hear my shouting, but then I won’t hear theirs either. That’s OK, I don’t need to hear what they are saying, because their words like themselves no longer matter to me.
After writing the above, we went for a walk. We were offline for like maybe two hours and after that I was appalled to see that open insurrection has broken out. Trump’s terrorist stormed and breached the US Capitol. The Electoral College certification was suspended and Representatives and Senators evacuated. I’ve watched enough of the wall-to-wall news coverage to see pictures of hundreds of faces, faces belonging to these thugs. They should be caught, arrested, tried and convicted and not just for trespassing. Lock Them All Up!