Saturday’s Coffee Talk with Tiff: An afternoon Open Thread

Coffee. Photo by Jonathan Thursfield.

It’s Saturday.

It’s just a fun song.

Since it’s Saturday September 4th, 2021, Labor Day weekend, I don’t really feel like doing Labor. Also, I have errands to run today, including the not fun part of shoe shopping, no glitter heels, or thigh high boots, nope. I have to get walking shoes for my upcoming Disney Adventures…

After the not so fun part of shoe shopping, we are going to my mom’s storage to pick up some things for her. At least it’s not suppose to be 106 plus today. #winning.

Anyhoo, there has been a lot of things happening, most of them are just mind bending dumb shit stuff…

“I can tell you the end result of that incident was we did make one arrest for trespassing,” Sgt. Richard Gradillas of the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department told The Daily Beast, identifying the dad arrested as Rishi Rambaran.

Two men accompanied Rambaran on Thursday as he ambushed Principal Diane Vargo while she sat with another educator at the Mesquite Elementary School in Tucson. One of the men, Kelly Walker, livestreamed the incident on his now-deleted Instagram, explaining that Rambaran, who is also known as “Reese,” had called him and asked him to be there in case he needed backup.

The third man, who has not been identified, [the link no longer works as the Instagram post has been removed] stood in the doorway of Vargo’s office with a fistful of “law enforcement-grade” zip ties at the ready—as the trio was prepared to make a citizen’s arrest, Walker said.
“When this kind of coercion and bullying is perpetrated by school administrators, breaking the law, a citizen’s arrest is an option worth looking into,” Walker wrote on Facebook.

The Daily Beast. 09/03/2021 (updated 09/04/2021).

In an email to the Daily Beast, Walker, who’s Instagram’s post is now removed said that “No one ‘planned’ to make an arrest.”

But yeah, nobody planned to try and arrest the principal….

Speaking of dumb shit, Congressman Jim “Gym” Jordan from Ohio reportedly told an Undercurrent News reporter Lauren Windsor (I didn’t Google Undercurrent News sorry not sorry) that Twice Impeached 45 was almost ready to announce his intention to run for President in 2024…

But according the Newsweek, a Twice Impeached 45 spokesperson told them that “the former president [n]ever told Jordan he’s running. The spokesperson also said that an announcement about a 2024 run is not imminent.”

Shortly after Windsor’s story was published, a Jordan spokesperson denied the reporting.

Well, look there, Windsor brought the receipts. Shame…

Note: I’m now following Windsor, cause she brought the receipts.

Speaking of 2024’s Presidential Election, geez, we haven’t even hit the midterms people…

But, since there is always one, retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey on Friday told CNBC News that his party should not nominate Twice Impeached 45 as their presidential candidate for 2024.

Speaking to CNBC at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy on Friday, Toomey, who is not seeking reelection in 2022, suggested his party consider other presidential nominees in 2024.

“I think that the future of our party is to be a party of ideas, and not to be a party about any one individual, and I think we will learn a lot from the next set of primaries,” he said.

“I think after what happened post-2020 election, I think the president’s behavior was completely unacceptable, so I don’t think he should be the nominee to lead the party in 2024.

CNBC News. 09/03/2021.

The Hill’s story is based on the interview with CNBC News…

Anyhoo, in more dumb election news, I’ve got my recall ballot filled out and ready to mail today. I decided to go no and pick nobody “just in case,” to replace Newsom.

Apparently, all my random Saturday thoughts centered around dumb shit news…

Sorry about that, the Texas anti-abortion law still has me super livid. I’m not as pro-life as many people, but overall, I understand where that stance comes from, considering, I have a hard time killing flies and bees, and I’m allergic to bees! So, I do understand the pro-life movement in general, I do not understand this “new” pro-life movement.

The Texas law is a hollow shell of any victory for the pro-life cause, it will not change hearts and minds, in fact, I’m going on the record now saying it will harden more hearts and minds to be more pro-abortion than they were before.

But, see? There really is always a but, but for me, as a person that is engaged in law twitter, I’m mostly livid that the party of so-called law and order, wrote such a terrible horrible no good comes from this law. In fact I still struggle to call it that. Because it pits people against each other, it says that I as a CA resident can sue some chick in Texas, who I think, might possibly have intent to get an abortion. It says that I can not only sue her, I can sue the taxi cab driver, the aunt or mom that drives the person to the clinic.

I’m a big fan of law twitter, I’m a bigger fan of court documents, because in them, folks are less likely to lie outright, or they admit that they might have been misleading, and that goes for whatever sides are party to the lawsuit.

Since I’m such a big fan of law Twitter I try to watch Mike Dunford’s live Twitch streams at least once a week, live in real time. I admit the copyright law Twitch streams usually on Wednesday’s, make my non-lawyer brain hurt. Such a complicated field of lawing…

Anyhoo, this week, his live stream was from a darkened crappy hotel on Thursday not Wednesday as he was traveling for work stuff. During the hour live event he said something, that gave me pause. I’m paraphrasing his quotes here, because it’s easier than trying to directly quote him.

He says that when he and his wife had their first child, young, as they were, the only prenatal care they could afford in whatever state they lived in, (I don’t believe he says, currently he resides in Alabama), came in the form of a planned parenthood, so, of course they had many visits throughout her pregnancy to this PP. Under the Texas law, as mentioned here…

“Intent to”, so if his wife got a ride from the neighbor that neighbor under the Texas law could be sued, even though his wife’s intent was not to terminate her pregnancy, under the bullshit from Texas, it doesn’t matter if abortion was sought, just the intent and location in which the woman/girl goes.

Now, it’s true, that in today’s age, a lot of planned parenthoods, don’t provide for care beyond a few things, abortion is one of those things, but hear me out, not all areas are equal, in my county, my PP, does provide abortions, cyst removal if those cysts are on the ovaries only, and tubal ligation, they do not as of 2015-ish provide healthcare beyond those things.

I called them and asked for a list of services. Now at the time, I generalized this as all PP’s, don’t provide for more care than what I named. However, upon further investigation, the reason my county’s PP, doesn’t provide other care like yearly pelvic exams is because we have an actual true family planning clinic for low income or no income women and girls that provide for everything but abortions. This is not the case in other counties or states throughout our larger country. Who knew? I sure didn’t.

To end my random thoughts on a more positive note…

This is an open thread

Happy Saturday!


We’ve booked another Disney vacation trip for November 12th, and 13th, the 12th is when Disneyland starts their Christmas season. It runs until the 9th of January 2022. We figured out we need to make 10 trips to Disneyland to justify the price of our Magic Key’s…



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Member of the Free Press who is politically homeless and a political junkie.