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  1. weightless

    President Biden

    I so love how unimportant this is
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    President Biden

    Any takers for 6/8 or 6/4?
  3. The post is an allusion to a scene in Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction. I'm not a Tarantino fan and I'm not going to defend his writing but there is some assumed context you may be missing.
  4. Not that I really know but I'm pretty sure that isn't relevant. Until the POTUS is removed he can pardon and those pardons are probably durable. The exception is that the POTUS may not pardon impeachments either of himself or other people who may have been impeached. The motivation for the exception is: https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=2444&context=wmlr While we're on it Article II has grants POTUS other power including: "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States" And right now the army POTUS commands is mobilized where he lives. It'll be "interesting" to see how the dice fall if he tries to make something of that.
  5. IMO, until there's a conviction and penalty impeachment does not diminish any of the powers of the POTUS. I think -- suspect, intuit, guess, bloviate, etc -- that at no time can the POTUS pardon an impeachment or grant a reprieve from the penalties of a conviction in the Senate (his or anyone else's). It's a separation of powers thing. Or not. I wouldn't bet large sums of money on it but that's my take.
  6. I think that just means that POTUS can't pardon impeachments. It doesn't mean that a POTUS can't pardon people after the POTUS has been impeached but not convicted. Both Clinton and Trump have done that.
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    S-P matrix of 18650s. Spot welded connections. The whole mess is embedded in urethane. Of course, the cells can be rearranged into different battery configurations but it's a project.
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    Fire Extinguisher Guy Arrested

    It's a song they sing from time to time. It hasn't ever been a rule to live by for the Newt Gingrich wing of the GOP. Their singular goal is and always has been permanent control of the country. Small government, lowering the national deficits / debt, law and order, counting votes, behaving in accordance with a moral code, etc are merely principles of convenience for them. Just another part of the con.
  9. Pretty sure that T could, at least in theory, pardon them for DC crimes.
  10. weightless

    The Ground is Shifting Rapidly Under Trump's Feet.

    Gosh. That'd be SO unfair.
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    The Ground is Shifting Rapidly Under Trump's Feet.

    FIFY I wonder if he was counting on a pardon and how that's going for him.
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    The Ground is Shifting Rapidly Under Trump's Feet.

    I had to look it up. The last time the presiding officer of the Senate overruled the Parliamentarian was in 1975. I'm not sure if Roberts or Schumer would be presiding but I suspect it would be hard for S to limit debate and I'm not sure R would want to. Or not. Way above my pay grade. I suppose we'll find out soon enough.
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    The Ground is Shifting Rapidly Under Trump's Feet.

    At which point it comes at enormous cost to the new administration. Impeachment is the highest priority in the Senate calendar. Covid relief, cabinet confirmations, etc, will all have to wait. There aren't that many legislative days before the mid-terms. A significant portion of them will be lost and right now there aren't the votes in the Senate to convict. Unless evidence that changes minds in the Republican base comes out I don't see the upside for the D's to holding the trial beyond the moral imperative of going on record.
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    Why Are The Republicans Trying To Excuse A Traitor?

    It even went out on the Twitter in real time. Here it is on Twitter via CNN. This speech repression thing is a brute. https://twitter.com/i/status/1349502301334073349
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    Nat guard Prepping.. ZZZZZZZ LOL

    POTUS thinks so. He gave a carefully crafted speech disavowing all forms of violence. Notably he didn't acknowledge Biden or say that Biden would take over on the 20th. TL;DR: T thinks there will be violence and doesn't want to be associated with it. He still holds out hope that he will be hold onto office. He's very sad that his Twitter was turned off.