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March 05, 2019

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Captain Hate

The Dems initiated existential war on Trump. Only one way to fight back. (Think Truman).

Any ethics investigations of Nadler yet?

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
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Senate Republicans are not voting on constitutionality or precedent, they are voting on desperately needed Border Security & the Wall. Our Country is being invaded with Drugs, Human Traffickers, & Criminals of all shapes and sizes. That’s what this vote is all about. STAY UNITED!

D

I think the comments of admiration. and praise we have all expressed would be a wonderful gift to Mrs Daddy and his girls.
The other posts I would refrain from publishing unless a request is made to see them.
I understand OL’s point completely.
Some posters here drink every day.
I have more concern for them than daddy.

henry

CH, an ethics investigation is chosen by Congress, both parties of which are on the other side in this war.

Captain Hate

So the Uniparty-R will do nothing. Again.

matt - deplore me if you must

Inop? Now that's funny!

When we met, I think we had 2 beers. Most pilots are always in control. It is part of the makeup. My brother's ass is so tight a gnat's eyelash wouldn't pass through. But he is a hell of a pilot.

There are the others who we read about in the papers, and there are those victims of alcoholism at the same rate as the general population, I would imagine. But pilot physicals are serious, and I believe Rob had had one not too long ago.

he was always in control.

One of the downsides about the job is being alone in a lot of cities for layovers. You often don't know the guy(s) you are flying with. And so you find yourself alone with a lot of time on your hands. Maybe you have dinner with your co-pilot.

My brother walks; insanely. He loves to do a loop of Central Park when he's laying over there. Or maybe from Battery Park to Midtown to the Upper East Side. Not so much when he's in Houston or Quito or Chicago.

Daddy read. When I met him he was at the bar with a book and a beer. And that is the way I will always remember him. Not a damn thing wrong with that. I like the way he rolled.

Dave (in MA)
Some posters here drink every day.
I'm thinking about starting.
peter

Amon, my cardiologist warned me excessive alcohol chocolate or caffeine could all push me into atrial fibrillation; I am the same age as daddy and that’s likely what happened.

Jack is Back!

Coming back from a run to Publix in Flagler Beach, I had Rush on. Rush was using his "stream of consciousness" method to outline how he sees Impeachment, and Trial unfolding. The Rand Paul led blockage of the Emergency powers is a trial balloon. If he can get 8-10 other Repukes to vote along with him and the Dems, then you are getting close to 60 votes against Trump, now, maybe in the future.

Rush also reminded us that Trump under Section 8 of the US Code can just shutdown the border, and all immigration. SCOTUS already approved the travel ban in Trump v. Hawaii. Hell, Obama shutdown Iraqi immigration and visits without even telling Congress, and Carter the same with the Iranians.

But Rush is very concerned that Trump doesn't have his own party behind him as the Dems did with Zippy and Clenis. Dangerous territory. I think Rush is preparing his audience, and Trump's base for more than an 81 witness dog, and pony show.

jimmyk

Had no idea the observation would be controversial.

It's not, OL. It was worth pointing out, though I don't think any of us would have been so oafish as to send something to his family that would have upset them.

As to how much time he spent with us, remember, a lot of that was on the road. My only concern would be that if we draw too much attention to the blog, his family might start going through it themselves. They may do that anyway, and in all likelihood would understand his sense of humor and not find any of it upsetting, but I agree with you that I wouldn't want to be part of facilitating that.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"If you give a monkey a gun"
Sadly, no lefties were injured in the making of this vid.

https://twitter.com/Solmemes1/status/1102921495909679104/video/1

henry

JiB, the question is which side is Barr on. Will he declassify, or sweep FISA under the rug?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Sadly, we seem to be getting there ...

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D

Jimsunnyvale:
Daddy would have appreciated those posts.

MissMarple2

Jack,

Thanks for that preview of Rush, whom I will NOT listen to tonight.

Several of those senators owe their seats to him. If they are stupid enough to convict after an impeachment there WILL be civil war.

I guess I am going to have to call my senators again.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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D

JIB:
I don’t believe there is that much opposition to President Trump in the Senate.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Yes, maryrose I think so too. Thinking of him with each meme today ...

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Um, sorry, not done yet if all yall will pls indulge ...

Captain Hate

I don't think any of us would have been so oafish as to send something to his family that would have upset them.

But that's a subjective judgement and, as OL said, might point out time which they would have preferred being spent with them. What was written on the blog should stay on the blog. A condolence card with a personal message would be the right vehicle.

D

Unfortunately if President Trump we’re impeached by both the House and Senate then the presidency would pass to Mike Pence.
No civil war.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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rse

Mant regular commenters tend to have times they are most likely to post. With jim and rich it is late at night and a'mom especially posts before dawn.

I think those of us on the east coast will miss what ever daddy put up overnight followed by his statement that now he was going to sleep.

I usually turn on the computer while I make a pot of tea and see what is new. Many a time I have read something he posted and wished he had not essentially signed out for a while. Just like I want to check on the UK first thing to see what has happened overseas while I slept.

Buckeye

Unfortunately if President Trump we’re impeached by both the House and Senate then the presidency would pass to Mike Pence.
No civil war

I don't think it will go down that way.

"Regular guy" didn't give two squats about Clinton, but they do about Trump.

Not going to stand idly by.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Seriously (for GUS "full commie" ref)

rse

This was in my inbox. LGBTQ "open teaching" for all students as a priority. https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/what-can-we-learn-about-inclusive-teaching-and-learning-california-and-new-jersey/

Much more important now than knowledge

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

And a last, frivolous, one

rse

How telling. http://behavioralscientist.org/climate-change-requires-silver-buckshot-not-a-silver-bullet/

Use it to control all social systems, including people, politically in other words.

Narciso79

Yes I could see both sides of that.

So the captain marvel turns out to be underwhelming with the star player being Ben mendelson, the banker in dark knight rises.

Narciso79

Who is the villain in this one.

Captain Hate

Exactly, Buckeye. Nullifying the votes of 63 million people won't produce good results.

D

Buckeye.
It is the constitutional transfer of power.
The electorate would be rebelling against the Constitution.

jimmyk

On that Schock deal that MM linked to: Since it’s an R getting off light, you know there had to be a twist: Julie Kelly tweets

“Don’t miss my point: This appears to be prosecutorial overreach against a rising GOP star with suspicions of DOJ misconduct related to the case. Why a plea now before trial? Lots of Qs”

I should add: I know nothing about this case, so I’m agnostic.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Rush was using his "stream of consciousness" method to outline how he sees Impeachment, and Trial unfolding. The Rand Paul led blockage of the Emergency powers is a trial balloon.--

Nonsense on stilts.

Captain Hate

It is the constitutional transfer of power.
The electorate would be rebelling against the Constitution.

There's no crime. There's never been a crime. Nullifying an election is not constitutional.

MissMarple2

maryrose,

You forget that Mike Pence was my governor. He was in trouble here because of ham-handed cultural stuff he pushed with little regard for diplomacy, plus he holed up in his office and didn't get out and meet regular people much.

The reason he is our vice president is because Trump needed someone conservative to calm the fears of those who thought Trump would be too liberal, as well as Pence grabbing at a life-preserver.

I am telling you that "regular guy", as Buckeye says, has a deep emotional connection to Donald Trump. They don't simply like him for his good policies and results. They LOVE him. I mean they really, really LOVE him.

I do not think a bunch of corrupt senators being paid off by the Koch brothers and the Chamber of Commerce are ready to withstand the fury of regular guy. And it will be fury.

Buckeye

Buckeye.
It is the constitutional transfer of power.
The electorate would be rebelling against the Constitution.

You are correct, Maryrose. But "regular guy" wasn't paying that close of attention in Civics class.

All he will know is that a bunch of poindexters are trying to eff over their guy. And they aren't playin' that shit.

Ready to rumble.

James D.

So the captain marvel turns out to be underwhelming

I'll report back on that Friday night.

Old Lurker

Cap'n "Exactly, Buckeye. Nullifying the votes of 63 million people won't produce good results."

You know, sometimes I think we ought to just get it on now rather than later...now we have more than 63M, and we have Trump. The truly remarkable thing is Trump comes to work everyday with a smile on his face. Imagine the life he would have if he just said "This what you want? Really? I'm outta here...have a nice life."

D

They can express all the fury they want.
If he is voted out by impeachment then the Vice President takes his place.
Mike Pence is an honorable man and would make an excellent president.

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFlsJ1o3fVc

This is a 49-minute video which I am listening to. The guy has gone all the way back to newspaper clippings of doom predictions about climate from the 1890's!

Right now he is on the Ice Age in the 70's, which I remember well.

I am going to try to get my daughter to watch it. I don't care if she truly believes, but I do want her not to be so upset by all of these grifters who are crepe-hanging about the weather.

Old Lurker

If they impeach Trump, Maryrose, Mike Pence will become President over an ash heap.

D

We get the Senators and Representatives we vote for.
Every election counts.That is why state politics and local politics are so important.
We fight them at the ballot box and stop the vote harvesting and illegals voting.
This is where the difference in victory or defeat takes place.

Old Lurker

figuratively but perhaps literally.

D

OL:
There will be a fuss for awhile.
But then because he is a Republican, people will go back to their regular lives.
Especially when they realize there is nothing more they can do to change it.

Porchlight

Marvel is nothing but social justice activism anymore. The whole enterprise could go up in flames and I wouldn't care in the slightest.

Narciso79

Well it's one view, part of it came from vox.

Buckeye

I'm surprised he hasn't done it yet OL.

However, I also think he sees this as the biggest stage he is ever going to get, and he loves the attention and thrives on pushing HIS agenda.

Trump tends to be dismissive and the republican congresscritters don't like that and they don't like the fact that Trump doesn't really care about consensus building.

He values his opinion, not theirs.


D

Buckeye:
What you stated in your post is a leadership weakness.

Old Lurker

I hope you are wrong, Maryrose. If you are right, then there is no hope for the Republic...for exactly the reason you state: "...they realize there is nothing they can do to change it..."

Once that reality sets in, then we are the totalitarian state we tried to avoid, pure and simple. Lie back and think of England.

boris

realize there is nothing more they can do

All Pence has to do is tell the R controlled Senate that if they remove Trump he resigns and Pelosi is president.

And civil war would follow.

D

Pence is not going to do that Boris.

clarice

Yes,OL.

Old Lurker

I agree, Buckeye, and I think he hopes to be THE person who sets us back on the road to greatness. That is worth what he is doing, and would list him among the greatest of the great.

But once that door is closed, if it is closed, it all just becomes another bad deal that he has to walk away from so he can prepare his family to thrive in the world that we become.

boris

He doesn't have to do it, he just has to say it.

MissMarple2

maryrose,

How did following the Constitution work with Obama? He did several things which were against the Constitution. No one really put up a fuss.

Like Buckeye says, they have had little Civics education. Therefore, the average person views the Constitution as an outdated piece of paper.

You can say what you want, but I am pretty sure I know how the average guy thinks.

D

OL:
This is a hypothetical which isn’t going to happen.
But the way our system of government is set up,succession to the presidency is already in place.
Insurrection wont change that.

Buckeye

Well Maryrose, from my perspective, consensus leadership sucks.

Every organization I have been involved with that pushed that from the top ended up getting spanked by a more aggressive competitor.

The big successes were always lead by an opinionated visionary.

If that is too close to a dictatorship, so be it.

D

MM:
It doesn’t matter what the average guy thinks or what he knows about civics.
The Constitution is the law of the land.
Obama was called to task by the courts when he violated the Constitution.
But Repubs gave him a pass on everything
When it comes to succession,the Constitution is clear.

D

Buckeye:
It is too close to a dictatorship for my taste.Obama’s pen and phone was deplored by everyone here. One person can have great ideas but needs a good team to bring them to fruition.
I didn’t vote for a dictator .
I voted for a leader who would work with others to effect change.

Old Lurker

Maryrose "This is a hypothetical which isn’t going to happen. But the way our system of government is set up,succession to the presidency is already in place. Insurrection wont change that."

You are trying to have it both ways, Maryrose. You imagine that half the country can throw out a properly elected person who won fair and square under the rules because they don't like him - which means they have torn up the rules themselves and having their own insurrection - then you propose that the rest of the people, well, play by the other rules after they pocket their winning from breaking those rules.

Now that is the GOP roadmap for everything else so I get your point. I'm just saying 63M+ energetic winners are not likely to be so docile.

And I hope they are not, frankly.

Captain Hate

They can express all the fury they want.
If he is voted out by impeachment then the Vice President takes his place.

Impeached for what? You're operating in a Maxine Waters world where impeachment just happens because. There are very specific things that are impeachable offenses and I've not heard Trump be associated with any of them. Slick lost his law license for lying under oath in a civil proceeding and suborning perjury; granted that's like me losing a license to construct a neutron bomb but he was still guilty of something in a federal court. What crime had Trump committed?

Old Lurker

Maryrose "When it comes to succession,the Constitution is clear."

Can't remember the Latin, but tear up one section, you have torn up all sections.

Porchlight

maryrose, yes, but someone has to enforce the law.

No reason to assume that would happen as it should.

Old Lurker

Buckeye "The big successes were always lead by an opinionated visionary."

Exactly the point I was making with RSE the other day about the silliness of replacing logic with emotions in so much of business.

I seconded that, and added the negative impact of "forcing" consensus within a committee assigned by a teacher or a boss to accomplish a task.

femall.

D

CH:
I have already stated they don’t have 10 more senators to make this happen.
If there is insurrection, it happens in the Senate first.Senators will have to square their vote with their constituents.
If enough can be convincing in their argument for impeachment, then it happens.
Right now DEMs don’t have the numbers.
That is why the 2020 election is so important and gaining more Senate seats vital.

Old Lurker

Cap'n "There are very specific things that are impeachable offenses and I've not heard Trump be associated with any of them."

Actually that is precisely the problem. The constitution is quite vague in that, more or less summarized as "whatever the House says it is". "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" is, sadly, not a defined term.

D

The Constitution not enforced?
That would be a sad day for the Republic.

Porchlight

Well, yes, it would. But it's not like it would be the first time.

Old Lurker

"The Constitution not enforced? That would be a sad day for the Republic."

Welcome to the party.

D

Look at those 3 jokers in Virginia.
There is no insurrection to get rid of them.
The people have given them a pass.
Where is the outrage?

Old Lurker

"A billionaire diamond trader has died during a penis enlargement operation at a posh Parisian clinic, it was reported."

Something about money not buying happiness?

D

Porch:
It should never happen.
Either we are a country of laws or we are not.

Buckeye

I voted for a leader who would work with others to effect change.

I can understand your disappointment.

Old Lurker

"Either we are a country of laws or we are not."

Magic Eight Ball, looking at only the last ten years, says we are not.

lurkersusie

"Including the citizenship question on the 2020 Census is fundamentally counterproductive to the goal of obtaining accurate citizenship data about the public."

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
BREAKING: Federal judge in California grants sweeping 126-page ruling blocking citizenship question from the #2020Census.
@CourthouseNews
: (link: https://www.courthousenews.com/federal-judge-blasts-citizenship-census-question/) courthousenews.com/federal-judge-…

henry

@VickiMcKenna
California Judge Finds That Census Citizenship Question "Threatens Foundation" Of US Democracy”. How? Because asking someone if they are a citizen makes it hard to find out how many citizens we have. You read that right.


https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1103382850529882112?s=21

Jack is Back!

Where were Paul and the concerned constitutionalist GOP senators when Zippy used Emergency powers? I think Rush is right. Trump needs his party to support him without question on this immigration issue. But they have decided to be contrarian?

He doesn't have his party's support in the Senate but then again, I would not consider the likes of Murkowski, Collins, Alexander to be in line with Trump's goals.

Sorry, Iggy, but I disagree with your comment about "nonsense of stilts". If he can't win this issue in a GOP Senate says less about his leadership then the Senate's leanings. Not good.

James D.

The Constitution not enforced?
That would be a sad day for the Republic.

It's been a sad 100+ years or so, on that score.

Tom Bowler

From rse's link:

Climate change is about how people consume energy, which we all do in one way or another 24/7. The problem is us, and that means we must also be part of the solution. We can’t say that experts, maybe the government, will take care of everything. Silver buckshot added to silver bullets—every tool in the tool box, a big bag of human changes—might.

[...]

How do we overcome these hardwired instincts? That’s a question more behavioral scientists—in academia, industry, and in the realm of policy—need to put at the top of their agenda, working to formulate concrete, practical ideas for policymakers to put into action. Answers (and hope) will come from groups working across disciplines who can show us the way from our unsustainable behavior today to an existence that’s viable for generations to come.

Yes, we deplorables must be shown "the way from our unsustainable behavior today to an existence that’s viable for generations to come." If ever there was confirmation that climate change is the heavy artillery in the war on capitalism, and therefore the war on liberty!

Here's the clincher:

Ruth Greenspan Bell is an expert in governance issues inherent in managing greenhouse gas emissions, domestically and internationally. With Elke Weber of Princeton, she leads a program to harvest insights from behavioral science research for re-motivating how humans engage with energy. She is a long-standing member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The author is not a climate scientist. Her expertise is in the use of climate science in the formulation of government policy, and more importantly, of international policy. Let me just go out on a limb here and suggest that, internationally oriented though she may be, the author is not aiming her intellectual artillery at China.

henry

Trump tweet:

It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference. Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!

Old Lurker

"I voted for a leader who would work with others to effect change."

If by that you mean "he will work with others to assemble a winning number of votes"...sure.

If instead you mean "reach across the aisle and settle in the middle", then that not only was an unrealistic hope for a leader with principles, but a dangerous one. When good splits the difference with evil, evil pockets the half then works on the other half.

Buckeye

Trump went to great lengths early in his Presidency to work with Congress.

For the most part, other than tax legislation, he got zip.

He is pragmatic, and is moving on.

D

JIB
You are right.
It is not good.
But President Trump can veto this bill and continue with his emergency declaration.
Senators not running for re-election don’t have allegiance to anyone.
Alexander has made his positions clear.

Extraneus

Climate change is about how people consume energy

Prove it.

Captain Hate

Someone tell John "FISA Court" Roberts that Richard Seeborg is an Obama judge.

D

OL :
Of course I mean work with others to assemble the correct number of votes.
He has also reached across the aisle but only Manchin is listening.

Tom Bowler

Exactly, Ext.

D

Buckeye:
He got his cabinet members approved,multiple judges,
2 Supreme Court judges.
This is the first time they have gone against him.
So veto bill and move on.

henry

Good.

lurkersusie

McConnell doesn’t have to bring the vote to the floor.

Would Chuck Schumer bring a bill to the floor if a Democrat
was President? NO

MissMarple2

He didn't get Obamacare repealed.

He didn't get any immigration stuff done because Paul Ryan wouldn't bring it up.

Many of his undersecretary appointments are still waiting.

I consider the support from the GOP Congress faint-hearted.

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