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« Reply #10920 on: December 05, 2017, 06:59:12 PM »

[Empty taunt.]

[Derisive giggle.]

[Claim of victory]

[Claim of victory in non-competitive community endeavor]

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Five
The number of Al Franken accusers
And
The number of senior democrats telling him to resign.
Go Roy Moore! Save Al Franken!



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« Reply #10921 on: December 05, 2017, 07:12:35 PM »

I'm glad I don't accept Red's dark cynacism, where he joylessly celebrates the gradual debasement and the ersosion of what i thought were shared values, and a shared national sense of right and wrong.

He appears gleeful that Americans may accept a child molester as a Senator, only because he's a Republican.

Nowhere in this country should this be acceptable.

 

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« Reply #10922 on: December 05, 2017, 07:25:08 PM »

They (ALA dems) have no shot in the war of words........

Not saying Moore deserves to be a senator - just is what it is.....
Al Franken is praying Moore wins.
Professional courtesy.
Were it not for false dichotomies you'd have no dichotomies at all.
Well. I could have included Conyers.  But feeling up a woman in Church?
I mean, what a pervert and user of women. Even Jimmy Swaggert never did that. At least he bought sex with willing sellers. And then owned up to it.
Were it not for false dichotomies you'd have no dichotomies at all.

Ditto his false equivalences.

And it helps that his memory is extremely faulty.
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« Reply #10923 on: December 05, 2017, 09:27:40 PM »

Do you ever go outside?

Most certainly.
Sometimes I just like to stay home and inside for a few days...especially in cricket season when teams from Britain [currently] etc are touring.
Cricket Test matches are over 5 days.
There's a lot of interesting stuff on tv these days...especially in the US ERs.
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« Reply #10924 on: December 05, 2017, 09:36:29 PM »

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/sexual-misconduct/trump-lawyer-argues-president-can-t-be-sued-state-court-n826831

He's the president! So, you can't sue him in state court! And he's too busy, anyway! --> said Trump's lawyer.

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The motion to dismiss "has nothing to do with putting anyone above the law," Kasowitz said. Instead, he said, it's about "protecting the ability of the president to do his constitutionally mandated job."

Responding to Kasowitz's claim that Trump doesn't have time, as president, to deal with state lawsuits, Mariann Meier Wang, a lawyer for Zervos, said: "We can take a deposition down to Mar-a-Lago in between him going to play golf."

Wang further argued that no court has ever held that the president is immune to state lawsuits, pointing to a federal law that provides for the possibility by detailing how the president could seek to move a state lawsuit to federal court.
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« Reply #10925 on: December 05, 2017, 09:46:52 PM »

Dictatorship?

Come on.

Why is this hard to follow?  The only barrier between Authoritarianism and Democracy is our Constitution, and the only way to ensure that the Executive Branch adheres to the Constitution is Congressional oversight and the threat of removal.
And your point is what?

The point is clearly stated in the section you edited out of the quote, as well as the post that preceded this one.

Tell us REDSTATEWARD, what action do you think Congress should take if Trump fires Mueller?
Why would he fire a guy who is self destructing
Because he is not.
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and losing credibility faster
Because he is not.
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than he is burning though $ millions chasing fake news?  
Because he is not.
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The only thing we know for sure is that Mueller’s staffing requirements for this alleged investigation were lawyers that donated money to the Hillary campaign.
In tbe real world - not the right wing nut job sites you frequent - they are Republicans and Democrats. But behave as expected.
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Add to that his attempted coverup of an avowed Trump hating FBI investigator who shared anti-Trump texts with his mistress. Instead of firing  the cheater Mueller transferred him to the FBI HR department so he could hide the embarrassment from Congress which, thankfully, failed.
Or because he cannot.actually fire FBI agents and the bureau decided an appropriate punishment.
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Mueller is a joke
Notice Trumps lawyers went from "no collusion, no obstruction" to "the president cannot obstruct and collusion is not.a.crime" within days of Flynn's pea? If Mueller is a joke Trump ain't laughing now.
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but Trump would make him a martyr by firing him.
Get a grip.
Physician heal thyself.
There is an opening on Mueller’s team.  You qualify. Hurry, though, his resignation may come swiftly

Dream on,
Dream on,
Dream until your wish
Comes true...

https://www.ft.com/content/3c357c9a-d9dc-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482

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« Reply #10926 on: December 05, 2017, 09:48:13 PM »

That comes after this piece (previously discussed, I believe) which shares Atty Dowd's assertion that the president cannot obstruct justice.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/trump-john-dowd-obstruct-justice/index.html

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Dowd told Axios: "(The) President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under (the Constitution's Article II) and has every right to express his view of any case."

I liked this analysis:
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"It tells you that the President's legal team is concerned that the President obstructed justice," Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, told CNN's Kate Bolduan on Monday.

"There is absolutely no reason for the President's legal team to go out there and claim that the President cannot obstruct justice unless they are concerned that he may have liability for that," he said.
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« Reply #10927 on: December 05, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »

Dictatorship?

Come on.

Why is this hard to follow?  The only barrier between Authoritarianism and Democracy is our Constitution, and the only way to ensure that the Executive Branch adheres to the Constitution is Congressional oversight and the threat of removal.
And your point is what?

The point is clearly stated in the section you edited out of the quote, as well as the post that preceded this one.

Tell us REDSTATEWARD, what action do you think Congress should take if Trump fires Mueller?
Why would he fire a guy who is self destructing
Because he is not.
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and losing credibility faster
Because he is not.
Quote
than he is burning though $ millions chasing fake news?  
Because he is not.
Quote
The only thing we know for sure is that Mueller’s staffing requirements for this alleged investigation were lawyers that donated money to the Hillary campaign.
In tbe real world - not the right wing nut job sites you frequent - they are Republicans and Democrats. But behave as expected.
Quote
Add to that his attempted coverup of an avowed Trump hating FBI investigator who shared anti-Trump texts with his mistress. Instead of firing  the cheater Mueller transferred him to the FBI HR department so he could hide the embarrassment from Congress which, thankfully, failed.
Or because he cannot.actually fire FBI agents and the bureau decided an appropriate punishment.
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Mueller is a joke
Notice Trumps lawyers went from "no collusion, no obstruction" to "the president cannot obstruct and collusion is not.a.crime" within days of Flynn's pea? If Mueller is a joke Trump ain't laughing now.
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but Trump would make him a martyr by firing him.
Get a grip.
Physician heal thyself.
There is an opening on Mueller’s team.  You qualify. Hurry, though, his resignation may come swiftly

Dream on,
Dream on,
Dream until your wish
Comes true...

https://www.ft.com/content/3c357c9a-d9dc-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482



They want money before I can read the story.
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« Reply #10928 on: December 05, 2017, 09:50:51 PM »

"If Trump fires Mueller..........."

"If Trump..............."

"If Trump....................."

"If Trump drops the bomb on N Korea..................."

If, if, if............

heh

When Corey Lewandowski leads a parade of Schutzstaffel down Pennsylvania Ave, NW you’re gonna wonder what happened... nah. You’re gonna want to know “where do I sign up?”
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« Reply #10929 on: December 05, 2017, 09:53:33 PM »

Jeff Flake donated to Doug Jones.

Meanwhile, the RNC reversed course and decided to send money to Moore's campaign.

Who at the RNC made that decision?
https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/the-rncs-silent-decision-to-back-roy-moore-again-and-how-it?utm_term=.spWp4bkAk#.mx1PGzyky

They would really prefer not to say.
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« Reply #10930 on: December 05, 2017, 09:54:41 PM »

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42240588

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« Reply #10931 on: December 05, 2017, 09:55:34 PM »


Entertainingly, the Trump team denies there was any such subpoena.
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« Reply #10932 on: December 05, 2017, 10:13:39 PM »

That comes after this piece (previously discussed, I believe) which shares Atty Dowd's assertion that the president cannot obstruct justice.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/trump-john-dowd-obstruct-justice/index.html

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Dowd told Axios: "(The) President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under (the Constitution's Article II) and has every right to express his view of any case."

I liked this analysis:
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"It tells you that the President's legal team is concerned that the President obstructed justice," Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, told CNN's Kate Bolduan on Monday.

"There is absolutely no reason for the President's legal team to go out there and claim that the President cannot obstruct justice unless they are concerned that he may have liability for that," he said.

http://mynorthwest.com/category/podcast_player/?a=10025129&sid=1019&n=The+Dave+Ross+Commentary

Ha!
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« Reply #10933 on: December 05, 2017, 10:26:13 PM »



Kid and RSW explained in a simple straightforward fashion.
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« Reply #10934 on: December 05, 2017, 10:31:45 PM »

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/sexual-misconduct/trump-lawyer-argues-president-can-t-be-sued-state-court-n826831

He's the president! So, you can't sue him in state court! And he's too busy, anyway! --> said Trump's lawyer.

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The motion to dismiss "has nothing to do with putting anyone above the law," Kasowitz said. Instead, he said, it's about "protecting the ability of the president to do his constitutionally mandated job."

Responding to Kasowitz's claim that Trump doesn't have time, as president, to deal with state lawsuits, Mariann Meier Wang, a lawyer for Zervos, said: "We can take a deposition down to Mar-a-Lago in between him going to play golf."

Wang further argued that no court has ever held that the president is immune to state lawsuits, pointing to a federal law that provides for the possibility by detailing how the president could seek to move a state lawsuit to federal court.

Why do you post such rubbish?
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