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That's actually good. Killing your babies is a writing not so much piece of advice but inevitability. I think it refers mostly to scriptwriters who have a bit that's funny that they just love but

Trump and his dipshit fuckwads are solely responsible for the riot. The damage caused by the riot and the response to the riot can be debated. Trump and everyone of his little minions should be in jai

A reminder for those who are not interested in finding the truth - "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the

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42 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

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I keep hoping that Merrick Garland is working methodically behind the scenes, and is going to come down like a ton of bricks on some deserving miscreants. But when?

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5 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

I keep hoping that Merrick Garland is working methodically behind the scenes, and is going to come down like a ton of bricks on some deserving miscreants. But when?

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It's going to have to be soon, before they run out the clock. If he doesn't come down hard on these people he should be charged with accessory to a crime.

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30 minutes ago, Ishmael said:
38 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

I keep hoping that Merrick Garland is working methodically behind the scenes, and is going to come down like a ton of bricks on some deserving miscreants. But when?

- DSK

It's going to have to be soon, before they run out the clock. If he doesn't come down hard on these people he should be charged with accessory to a crime.

There clearly are plenty of laws that have been broken, with evidence in the public realm, but nothing happens. The ultimate proof and encouragement that laws, oaths, subpoenas and the like are there to be ignored and broken, or can be circumvented and delayed by legalese when it suits. Especially by the top 1%.

The battle is already lost when one “tribe” does what it wants, the other “tribe” complains, but can’t motivate or organise itself sufficiently to deal with it effectively, and public servants can’t/won’t do their job to uphold the very rules and laws they swore under oath to uphold and administer.

How many democracies survive in those corrupt circumstances?

 

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11 minutes ago, Sidecar said:

There clearly are plenty of laws that have been broken, with evidence in the public realm, but nothing happens. The ultimate proof and encouragement that laws, oaths, subpoenas and the like are there to be ignored and broken, or can be circumvented and delayed by legalese when it suits. Especially by the top 1%.

The battle is already lost when one “tribe” does what it wants, the other “tribe” complains, but can’t motivate or organise itself sufficiently to deal with it effectively, and public servants can’t/won’t do their job to uphold the very rules and laws they swore under oath to uphold and administer.

How many democracies survive in those corrupt circumstances?

 

Well well, aren't you just a little ray of fucking sunshine.

 

1 minute ago, Ishmael said:

I really can't believe that it has been 9 months since this happened and there is still no pressure on the obvious perps. What happened to America?

A massive media push by the 0.1% who own almost everything, and feel that it's not enough. It's not enough that the rich win, the poor must lose. And suffer.

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50 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Well well, aren't you just a little ray of fucking sunshine.

 

A massive media push by the 0.1% who own almost everything, and feel that it's not enough. It's not enough that the rich win, the poor must lose. And suffer.

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In which case, don’t waste your time, energy and frustration on me…..

Oz is headed down the same path, inspired by USA’s glorious example.

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9 hours ago, Sidecar said:

In which case, don’t waste your time, energy and frustration on me…..

Oz is headed down the same path, inspired by USA’s glorious example.

Ah, sorry, that was a crude expression of agreement.Should I have called you a cunt, instead? Our two countries are seperated by a language barrier.

And I apologize for being part of a bad example, it really is the furthest thing from my intentions.

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Jeffery Clark just got subpoenaed.  This odious little toad actions wereapparently (unbelievably) not criminal but one can hope he gets taken apart by the committee and that his documents are instrumental in further outing the traitors of Jan 6th.  

How this guy has not been disbarred is beyond me.

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1 hour ago, Fakenews said:

Jeffery Clark just got subpoenaed.  This odious little toad actions wereapparently (unbelievably) not criminal but one can hope he gets taken apart by the committee and that his documents are instrumental in further outing the traitors of Jan 6th.  

How this guy has not been disbarred is beyond me.

Lin Wood and Sidney Powell haven't been disbarred yet, and that was pretty egregious. I suspect that a lawyer would have to eat someone's face in court for disbarment.

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He really has a bad memory for people and seems he only pays lawyers when they win

Trump said in a statement that he had never asked the four lawyers who turned him down, including Burck, for help. "I don't even know who they are, they are just looking to get publicity," the ex-President said. "I am using lawyers who have been with us from the beginning."
"I do pay my lawyers when they do a good job," Trump added
 
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20 minutes ago, Bill E Goat said:

He really has a bad memory for people and seems he only pays lawyers when they win

Trump said in a statement that he had never asked the four lawyers who turned him down, including Burck, for help. "I don't even know who they are, they are just looking to get publicity," the ex-President said. "I am using lawyers who have been with us from the beginning."
"I do pay my lawyers when they do a good job," Trump added
 

Their chances of getting paid on that basis are pretty slim. Maybe he can pimp out Ivanka as a bonus.

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32 minutes ago, Mike G said:

 

 

Bingo

As it recedes into the past and the double false narrative... Election Fraud!! and "they were peaceful tourists"... becomes universally accepted among Republicans, there isn't even any attempt to distance themselves from it.

So far, the courts have barely given slaps on the wrist to those few they're convicting. It's a civil war and not only is one side not fighting back, they're barely trying to slow it down.

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This drawn-out process should be complete by 2026 or thereabouts. No wonder Bannon and crew are feeling invulnerable. 

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Bolton, MS—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today made the following statement:

“Mr. Bannon has declined to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke. We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt. I’ve notified the Select Committee that we will convene for a business meeting Tuesday evening to vote on adopting a contempt report.

“The Select Committee will use every tool at its disposal to get the information it seeks, and witnesses who try to stonewall the Select Committee will not succeed. All witnesses are required to provide the information they possess so the Committee can get to the facts. We’re grateful to the many individuals who are voluntarily participating and to witnesses who are complying with subpoenas, including several who met the deadline to begin producing materials to the Select Committee. We’re moving ahead quickly to get answers for the American people about what happened on January 6th and help secure the future of American democracy.”

Background:

Any person who willfully refuses to provide testimony or documents subpoenaed by Congress, including committees of the House, is potentially liable for contempt of Congress under 2 U.S.C. §§ 192, 194. Contempt of Congress is a crime that may result in a fine and between one and twelve months imprisonment.

Contempt of Congress begins with a “formal action” by the Select Committee, i.e., a business meeting at which a contempt report is adopted. If a witness fails to appear, produce documents, or refuses to answer any question “pertinent to the question under inquiry,” the Select Committee then writes a report documenting the inquiry, the attempts to accommodate the witness’s production or testimony, and the failure by the witness to appear, produce, or answer a pertinent question. The report also contains the text of the resolution recommending the full House hold the witness in contempt.

After the Select Committee has adopted a contempt report, it is referred to the House for a vote and, upon its adoption, the Speaker certifies the report to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Under 2 U.S.C. § 194, following such certification it is the “duty” of the United States Attorney to “bring the matter before the grand jury for its action.”

 

https://january6th.house.gov/news/press-releases/thompson-statement-cooperation-witnesses

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They’ll get together next week to talk about it. 
 

put Hillary on it. From what bullshitters would have us believe, she’ll have the seditious cocksuckers pushing up daisies before the committee can get together to talk about what to do. 

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31 minutes ago, Mike G said:

I read somewhere that they have to give a 3 day notice for meetings. So this doesn't turn into a Bill Cosby incident

They need to drag him into custody under their inherent contempt authority. DemocRATS are such pussies. They play chess while Trump’s brown shirts play fuck you I’m stealing the board. They don’t understand that these guys want to overthrow our government for single party authoritarian rule. 

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46 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

They need to drag him into custody under their inherent contempt authority. DemocRATS are such pussies. They play chess while Trump’s brown shirts play fuck you I’m stealing the board. They don’t understand that these guys want to overthrow our government for single party Christian fundamentalist authoritarian rule. 

FIFY

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Pretty good and thorough analysis of where things stand. 
 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/update-prospects-contempt-prosecution-steve-bannon

There’s an interesting and familiar name in there that might cause the discerning reader to wonder how one of our impartial and completely nonpartisan jurists might view a contempt case forty years after seeing the process unleashed on his momma. 

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2 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

impartial and completely nonpartisan jurists might

One would hope the jurist would recuse, that would be a clear conflict,  that said  it may be a position the nonpartisan is willing to adopt to continue gutting and tying in legal knots, the legal system until 2024.......

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On 10/14/2021 at 2:18 PM, Sol Rosenberg said:

They need to drag him into custody under their inherent contempt authority. DemocRATS are such pussies. They play chess while Trump’s brown shirts play fuck you I’m stealing the board. They don’t understand that these guys want to overthrow our government for single party authoritarian rule. 

Agree. But maybe, just maybe, the Dem leaders think they can time the events for maximum midterm political impact … or something. Sure seems like they are plodding along. Will the public be impressed by their caution and solemn deliberation. Doubt it. 

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On 10/14/2021 at 5:18 PM, Sol Rosenberg said:

They need to drag him into custody under their inherent contempt authority. DemocRATS are such pussies. They play chess while Trump’s brown shirts play fuck you I’m stealing the board. They don’t understand that these guys want to overthrow our government for single party authoritarian rule. 

Democrats aren't stupid, at least not most of them.  They know where this pussyfooting will lead.  But how do they stop this destruction of democracy without pissing off their fat cat donors?  The rich and powerful have no need for democracy. 

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On 10/19/2021 at 10:06 PM, El Borracho said:

Agree. But maybe, just maybe, the Dem leaders think they can time the events for maximum midterm political impact … or something. Sure seems like they are plodding along. Will the public be impressed by their caution and solemn deliberation. Doubt it. 

Nope.  This wasn't just a coup attempt on 1/6. They picked right back up on it as soon as the dust settled on the Capitol and Kevin McCarthy made his pilgrimage to Mar a Lago to kiss the ring and beg forgiveness. The Big Lie is how they are doing it, and it is an ongoing enterprise, including but not limited to fixing future elections via state legislatures and gerrymandering. This is an ongoing coup and the democRATS need to get some spine while we have two party governance. Waiting until we have single party rule won't work. 

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The moron strikes again

“WisDems: ICYMI: Sen. Johnson is blocking insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol on January 6th from being prosecuted”

https://www.wispolitics.com/2021/wisdems-icymi-sen-johnson-is-blocking-insurrectionists-who-attacked-the-capitol-on-january-6th-from-being-prosecuted/

Obviously this site is partisan but Business Insider and the MKE Journal-Sentinel are paywalled for me

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7 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Mar a Lago to kiss the ring  mushroom

 

7 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

This is an ongoing coup and the democRATS need to get some spine while we have two party governance. Waiting until we have single party rule won't work. 

This is day by day

7 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

The Big Lie is how they are doing it, and it is an ongoing enterprise

Straight out of Orwell. 

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11 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

 

Now Trump has to fight his way up to the SC with it so he can call in some favours? Or will that get shot down at the local level end of story?

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Well there you go.  Ballgame folks.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/bombshell-report-says-white-house-staffers-gop-members-of-congress-met-with-jan-6-organizers-even-promised-pardons/

A bombshell report published by Rolling Stone on Sunday said that several of the supporters of former President Donald Trump who helped plan the January rallies in D.C. and across the U.S. have been cooperating with the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, and they are alleging that not only did they participate in multiple planning sessions with senior White House staffers and Republican members of Congress, but that they were promised pardons by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ).

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34 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

Well there you go.  Ballgame folks.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/bombshell-report-says-white-house-staffers-gop-members-of-congress-met-with-jan-6-organizers-even-promised-pardons/

A bombshell report published by Rolling Stone on Sunday said that several of the supporters of former President Donald Trump who helped plan the January rallies in D.C. and across the U.S. have been cooperating with the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, and they are alleging that not only did they participate in multiple planning sessions with senior White House staffers and Republican members of Congress, but that they were promised pardons by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ).

If true........well, I am hesitant to believe it will be handled as it should be.

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There were prior reports of some Trumpista Congressmen taking groups of private individuals on tours, after hours, before the insurrection; and recently a report of the insurrections specifically going to one of the few unreinforced windows, to break in. Lots of indications that key members of the insurrection had inside data.

One of the things that irks me is the reports of them carrying 'zip ties' as though they might have come to work on the wiring. What they were carrying were cuff ties. Similar to zip ties, but a double loop, specialized for handcuffing or ankle-cuffing people. Not something any old random tourist might just happen to have in in his pocket.

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On 10/14/2021 at 9:48 AM, Steam Flyer said:

So far, the courts have barely given slaps on the wrist to those few they're convicting. It's a civil war and not only is one side not fighting back, they're barely trying to slow it down.

To start, this is not meant to be a partisan criticism.  But this is the one thing that exasperates me the most about the Dems.  I increasingly find myself more ideologically aligned with the Dems.  But their feckless and spineless behavior is in part a lot of the reason why Dems keep getting beat in elections.  There should have been congressional subpoenas issued on Jan 21st for what happened on 1/6.  DOJ should have had people locked up on the 22nd.  But there is always so much hand wringing, pearl clutching, cat herding and such that people just lose interest no matter how much more their message makes sense.  The R's have and will always have an advantage over the D's because they know how to whip their members to just get shit done.  

It's the same with these two infrastructure bills.  Both of those should already been signed into law right now.  But the D's can't even get their own shit into one sock to get it done.  Manchin and Sinema should have been sat down in a room and told to STFU, get on board or their careers as a politician in the D party would be very short lived.  Mitch the Bitch is sitting back, feet on his desk, and laughing his wrinkly old white ass off watching the D's self-immolate as they keep reducing their own plan.  Mitch hasn't had to lift a finger to fuck with their party.  They are doing it to themselves.  

These times call for bold action.  There is nothing bold about what the D's are doing.  As always, good ideas - shit execution.

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2 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

To start, this is not meant to be a partisan criticism.  But this is the one thing that exasperates me the most about the Dems.  I increasingly find myself more ideologically aligned with the Dems.  But their feckless and spineless behavior is in part a lot of the reason why Dems keep getting beat in elections.  There should have been congressional subpoenas issued on Jan 21st for what happened on 1/6.  DOJ should have had people locked up on the 22nd.  But there is always so much hand wringing, pearl clutching, cat herding and such that people just lose interest no matter how much more their message makes sense.  The R's have and will always have an advantage over the D's because they know how to whip their members to just get shit done.  

It's the same with these two infrastructure bills.  Both of those should already been signed into law right now.  But the D's can't even get their own shit into one sock to get it done.  Manchin and Sinema should have been sat down in a room and told to STFU, get on board or their careers as a politician in the D party would be very short lived.  Mitch the Bitch is sitting back, feet on his desk, and laughing his wrinkly old white ass off watching the D's self-immolate as they keep reducing their own plan.  Mitch hasn't had to lift a finger to fuck with their party.  They are doing it to themselves.  

These times call for bold action.  There is nothing bold about what the D's are doing.  As always, good ideas - shit execution.

The problem is that you're looking for authoritarian measures from a bunch of technocrats and do-gooders.

It's less about pearl clutching and more about making sure that paperwork is filed, permits are issued, etc etc.

If the Democrats were ruled by some Big Daddy-Boss who could simply kick the Republicans to the curb and punish the guilty with no muss or fuss, they would be a worse alternative than the Republicans.

Right now, the choice is between -actual- law & order, stability, and functional governing, VS erratic fascism. The pandemic is just a taste what will come under a gov't of predatory cronies with no actual responsibility. The Republicans are trying to push the narrative that life under Biden is a horrible oppressive tyranny as well as an economic disaster (which is it, runaway inflation and overheated economy, or a depression with huge unemployment? Those are two opposites) but the question is, who falls for this narrative?

Will We The People actually fight for a Biden Presidency? It should never come to that. One of the things that is happening now is that businesses who thought it would be nice to be able to call up the President and say "Hey, tell ICE to go grab these truck shipments of vital supplies off the hiway and give them to me" are suddenly realizing that yeah, they had that but they also have to try and live in an economy where other guys can do the same thing. Do they really want it, after all? Some are blatantly saying no, which is one reason why the Trumpblicans are really mad at some of their former corporate sponsors.

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16 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

Who the fuck points with their ring finger??  

 

It's his pinky, but still very odd gesture. 

Unless he's about to break out GWB's "Hook 'em Horns"...which you really don't want to do most places in the world.  Like the Vatican City.

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2 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

It's his pinky, but still very odd gesture. 

Unless he's about to break out GWB's "Hook 'em Horns"...which you really don't want to do most places in the world.  Like the Vatican City.

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I was on a training flight with some students, and we stopped at College Station for fuel and ran into town for lunch at Freebirds.  I was giving the Hook em horns salute to most people we passed.  I figured, we're in TX right - it must be appropriate.  

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33 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

To start, this is not meant to be a partisan criticism.  But this is the one thing that exasperates me the most about the Dems.  I increasingly find myself more ideologically aligned with the Dems.  But their feckless and spineless behavior is in part a lot of the reason why Dems keep getting beat in elections.  There should have been congressional subpoenas issued on Jan 21st for what happened on 1/6.  DOJ should have had people locked up on the 22nd.  But there is always so much hand wringing, pearl clutching, cat herding and such that people just lose interest no matter how much more their message makes sense.  The R's have and will always have an advantage over the D's because they know how to whip their members to just get shit done.  

It's the same with these two infrastructure bills.  Both of those should already been signed into law right now.  But the D's can't even get their own shit into one sock to get it done.  Manchin and Sinema should have been sat down in a room and told to STFU, get on board or their careers as a politician in the D party would be very short lived.  Mitch the Bitch is sitting back, feet on his desk, and laughing his wrinkly old white ass off watching the D's self-immolate as they keep reducing their own plan.  Mitch hasn't had to lift a finger to fuck with their party.  They are doing it to themselves.  

These times call for bold action.  There is nothing bold about what the D's are doing.  As always, good ideas - shit execution.

The pussyfooting drives me nuts. That said, a 50/50 split in the Senate allows for a good bit of (pussy)foot-dragging....  

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9 hours ago, Left Shift said:

It's his pinky, but still very odd gesture. 

Unless he's about to break out GWB's "Hook 'em Horns"...which you really don't want to do most places in the world.  Like the Vatican City.

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Yeah, but Vatican city has a shit football team.  

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A blast from the past: 7/2004 ... Turns out Trudeau was a Yale classmate of W. 

Having mocked presidents of both parties in the “Doonesbury” strip since 1971, Trudeau said Bush has been, “tragically, the best target” he’s worked with yet.

“Bush has created more harm to this country’s standing and security than any president in history,” Trudeau said. “What a shame the world has to suffer the consequences of Dubya not getting enough approval from Dad.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna5439743

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6 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

A blast from the past: 7/2004 ... Turns out Trudeau was a Yale classmate of W. 

Having mocked presidents of both parties in the “Doonesbury” strip since 1971, Trudeau said Bush has been, “tragically, the best target” he’s worked with yet.

“Bush has created more harm to this country’s standing and security than any president in history,” Trudeau said. “What a shame the world has to suffer the consequences of Dubya not getting enough approval from Dad.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna5439743

For a while there I thought you were talking about Justin, not Gary. It made no sense.

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On 10/9/2021 at 6:44 PM, Not My Real Name said:

I believe the phrase is "Beer hall putsch."

Other parallels to the present situation . . . 

Hitler too got off with a reel lite sentence for attempting to overthrow government, as did the other putsch-istas 

and look what happened. 

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20 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Could be. It’s a sign that he’s delaying or just bullshitting when his attorney wanted him to cooperate, or vice versa. 

 Might be telling the truth though, Trump's pressure likely ramped up mightily as the day approached. Witness tampering.     

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At this point, with seditionists getting less penalty than a black kid gets for shoplifting, where the likelihood is no one will be held accountable for organizing the “real” attempted steal, the Dems can’t pass the one bill that matters (voting rights) and Trump is the front runner in 2024? I might as well say to the quads and the jokers, f u, already got mine.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/30/call-logs-speech-drafts-among-records-trump-is-trying-to-block-from-jan-6-investigators-517796
 

“Mr. Trump is—as of now—a case of one,” the committee argues. “He is—as of now—the only failed Presidential candidate not to concede, to spend months spreading lies about the election, to encourage a self-coup that would illegally keep him in office, or to inspire a mob to attack the Capitol. There is no one more important to study to determine how legislation can prevent the repetition of such acts.”

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18 minutes ago, bridhb said:

Why has Trump not been called to testify before congress?

Because the want to get others’ testimony on the record before he comes in spewing his bullshit so they can ring him up for Trumping under oath. 

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"Remember when Mueller testified under oath that Trump could be indicted for ten counts of obstruction of justice when out of office? That was 820 days ago." 

...

"I've never been so frightened for my country as I am right now. Something's not right about Merrick Garland. I want to be wrong about this and every day hope I am proven wrong. So far, this has not happened."

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3 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

"Remember when Mueller testified under oath that Trump could be indicted for ten counts of obstruction of justice when out of office? That was 820 days ago." 

...

"I've never been so frightened for my country as I am right now. Something's not right about Merrick Garland. I want to be wrong about this and every day hope I am proven wrong. So far, this has not happened."

@CheriJacobus  Twitterer

Patience.

I hope he is building some air tight cases. That doesn't happen with a snap of the fingers. The wheels of justice could easily be turning, out of plain sight. Or, he could be letting it slide. Right now i don't see a better pick on the horizon, so give him a chance. Given his personal history, I don't think he's inclined to cut Trumpalos a lot of slack

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1 minute ago, Steam Flyer said:

Patience.

I hope he is building some air tight cases. That doesn't happen with a snap of the fingers. The wheels of justice could easily be turning, out of plain sight. Or, he could be letting it slide. Right now i don't see a better pick on the horizon, so give him a chance. Given his personal history, I don't think he's inclined to cut Trumpalos a lot of slack

- DSK

That you acknowledge he "could be letting it slide", and then follow with "i don't see a better pick on the horizon", gives me chills.  How could we even be okay with the possibility?

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2 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Patience.

I hope he is building some air tight cases. That doesn't happen with a snap of the fingers. The wheels of justice could easily be turning, out of plain sight. Or, he could be letting it slide. Right now i don't see a better pick on the horizon, so give him a chance. Given his personal history, I don't think he's inclined to cut Trumpalos a lot of slack

- DSK

I don’t buy it. IF he was following up on the Mueller report, there would be a whole team on it. Face it, Uncle Joe doesn’t want to set the banana republic precedence of investigating former Presidents. Thing is, by not doing it, we stand a bigger risk of becoming a banana republic.

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3 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

That you acknowledge he "could be letting it slide", and then follow with "i don't see a better pick on the horizon", gives me chills.  How could we even be okay with the possibility?

Ok, lay out the realistic options.

Naming a new AG is a political setback in itself, so whoever is picked needs to be enough better to get over that hurdle, right out of the gate.

I'm not saying this because I like it, just looking at the overall picture.

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2 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Ok, lay out the realistic options.

Naming a new AG is a political setback in itself, so whoever is picked needs to be enough better to get over that hurdle, right out of the gate.

I'm not saying this because I like it, just looking at the overall picture.

- DSK

Realistically, they have until about June. No legislation will be passed in this congress and with gerrymandering and rampant voter suppression , Rs may take congress in the mids.

it’s all on Garland and he hasn’t even started. 

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Sally Yates.

I doubt Biden knew how Garland would act. His selection was by way of payback for not getting the SC appointment and was likely a compromise to start with. But now we know.

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6 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Ok, lay out the realistic options.

Naming a new AG is a political setback in itself, so whoever is picked needs to be enough better to get over that hurdle, right out of the gate.

I'm not saying this because I like it, just looking at the overall picture.

- DSK

My intention was not to call you out.  Just saying this whole scenario is depressing and I fear we won't see much of anything happen.  A few short sentences, a bunch of probation, while the current iteration of the GOP strangles what remains of our democracy.

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2 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

Sally Yates.

I doubt Biden knew how Garland would act. His selection was by way of payback for not getting the SC appointment and was likely a compromise to start with. But now we know.

Would she survive a Senate confirmation?

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1 minute ago, badlatitude said:

John Eastman has a fool for a lawyer.

Indeed. As the layers of this onion get peeled back and the stench deepens, watch our bullshitters ramp up the distractions. We’re already seeing it to some extent. 

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8 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Indeed. As the layers of this onion get peeled back and the stench deepens, watch our bullshitters ramp up the distractions. We’re already seeing it to some extent. 

Yes, yes, yes, I never cared for tap dancing until now.

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