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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Espionage!....

    We are approaching Peak Drama!
    But of course the MAGA Cult, is going to shrug it off, he is allowed to have these documents, because he is the one true president.
    Current status says under investigation for:
    - Espionage
    The first law, Section 793 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, is better known as the Espionage Act. It criminalizes the unauthorized retention or disclosure of information related to national defense that could be used to harm the United States or aid a foreign adversary. Each offense can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
    - Obstruction
    The second, Section 1519, is an obstruction law that is part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a broad set of reforms enacted by Congress in 2002 after financial scandals at firms like Enron, Arthur Andersen and WorldCom.
    Section 1519 sets a penalty of up to 20 years in prison per offense for the act of destroying or concealing documents or records “with the intent to impede, obstruct or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter” within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies.
    - Theft
    The third law that investigators cite in the warrant, Section 2071, criminalizes the theft or destruction of government documents. It makes it a crime, punishable in part by up to three years in prison per offense, for anyone with custody of any record or document from federal court or public office to willfully and unlawfully conceal, remove, mutilate, falsify or destroy it.

    I hope something sticks this time and he shuts the fuck up. Btw. Trump's claiming he declassified all documents does not matter
    Even if it is true that Mr. Trump deemed the files declassified before the end of his presidency, however, none of the three crimes depends on whether the documents are classified.

    All quotes from:
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    Liz Cheney defeated in the primaries by Trump's creature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    Liz Cheney defeated in the primaries by Trump's creature.
    Bets on whether she will 1) stand as an independent, 2) defect to democrats, or 3) run for president?

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    Hope as many republican reptiles decide to run for president as independents to split the vote.

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    Republicans are famously good at rallying round the flag.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    Liz Cheney defeated in the primaries by Trump's creature.
    Bets on whether she will 1) stand as an independent, 2) defect to democrats, or 3) run for president?
    I hope she gets elected. In the circle of cretins she is decent.
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    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident..

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    Nah, she wrote a book with her dad Dick Cheney called “Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America”. She's a lizard creature that would start a war somewhere if she could. Thankfully, the most she'll do is run for president to rake in the contributions and media connections, then lose and sit on some corporate boards and end up with a networth of 100 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    Nah, she wrote a book with her dad Dick Cheney called “Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America”. She's a lizard creature that would start a war somewhere if she could. Thankfully, the most she'll do is run for president to rake in the contributions and media connections, then lose and sit on some corporate boards and end up with a networth of 100 million.
    Ok

    I did not know that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    Nah, she wrote a book with her dad Dick Cheney called “Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America”. She's a lizard creature that would start a war somewhere if she could. Thankfully, the most she'll do is run for president to rake in the contributions and media connections, then lose and sit on some corporate boards and end up with a networth of 100 million.
    Ok

    I did not know that....
    Still one of the better republicans... High bar.
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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
    Nah, she wrote a book with her dad Dick Cheney called “Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America”. She's a lizard creature that would start a war somewhere if she could. Thankfully, the most she'll do is run for president to rake in the contributions and media connections, then lose and sit on some corporate boards and end up with a networth of 100 million.
    Ok

    I did not know that....
    Still one of the better republicans... High bar.
    She voted with Trump 93% of the time when he was in office, she is every inch the nutjob right-winger. Her sole redeeming quality is that she is not blatantly antidemocratic the way that the GOP has really started celebrating publically, but she was 100% in support of all the fuckery her dad did to seize power in 2000 (which also TOTALLY COINCIDENTALLY involved a violent mob stopping the vote counting, just in Florida) so really it's just a matter of scale.

    Sure, if you have to choose between a starving tiger that is currently eating your face, or a starving tiger that is not currently eating your face, try to save your face. But all the stripes and the bloodlust are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
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    Liz Cheney defeated in the primaries by Trump's creature.
    Bets on whether she will 1) stand as an independent, 2) defect to democrats, or 3) run for president?
    I hope she gets elected. In the circle of cretins she is decent.
    lol she's a fuckign lunatic like the rest, just because she doesn't back an insurrection means fuck all, I'd stop making assumptions just because the optics portray her as sane, she's enabled the shit that will replace her.

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    Why is it called earth, when it is mostly water???

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    Biden: "Trump and his ilk are going to destroy us with violence. But it's not our way to use violence to counter them."

    Am I reading this right?
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    Last edited by Nordstern; September 10 2022 at 06:03:18 PM.
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    GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces 15-week abortion ban in the Senate: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/13/11227...-in-the-senate

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced a bill to create a federal ban on abortions at 15 weeks in an attempt to force Republicans to adopt a partywide consensus on the issue.

    The move comes as Democrats have turned abortion into a rallying cry following the Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade. Polls have consistently shown that a majority of voters oppose the end of federal abortion protections.

    Graham acknowledged at a press conference on Tuesday that the legislation has very little chance of becoming law in the near future, and that's not just because Democrats control Congress and the White House. The proposed legislation includes exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the mother but it has not received the backing of any GOP leaders.
    West Virginia Legislature Outlaws Abortion: https://www.wvpublic.org/government/...tlaws-abortion

    The West Virginia Legislature has now passed House Bill 302, outlawing abortion in West Virginia, with limited exceptions.

    The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 22 to 7 with 5 members absent. The bill then moved to the House of Delegates, which passed it by a vote of 77 to 17 with six members absent.

    The bill included exceptions for fetal anomalies, medical emergencies and non-viable fetuses. It also has a provision in cases of rape or incest — with certain contingencies. Any abortion performed must be done so in a hospital within eight weeks for adults and 14 weeks for minors.

    In instances of legal abortion, the procedure is limited to M.D.s and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctors who perform an abortion as part of a medical emergency would not be penalized.

    There will be no felony penalties for doctors or pregnant women, but the law would make it a felony for anyone who performs an abortion who is not a licensed professional.
    How lawyers from one giant DC firm influenced Trump's Supreme Court picks: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/13/11225...d-david-enrich

    While campaigning for president in 2016, Donald Trump famously cast himself as a Washington outsider, someone who would "drain the swamp" of special interests and cronyism. But New York Times journalist David Enrich notes that both Trump's candidacy and his administration were shaped, in no small part, by Jones Day, one of the most politically connected law firms in DC.

    For much of Jones Day's history, it was a juggernaut in the field of corporate litigation, raking in billions a year in fees from tobacco, opioid, gun and oil companies, among many other giant corporations. But, as Enrich writes in his book, Servants of the Damned, the firm became particularly embroiled in politics during the Trump administration.

    "They were more embedded in the Trump administration than any law firm I can think of in any past presidential administration," Enrich says. "Throughout the White House and the Justice Department, as well as other agencies, basically, everywhere you looked, you would find a once and future Jones Day lawyer."
    Hmm, what do all those industries have in common...

    "One of the core kind of tenets of McGahn's judicial philosophy was this real antipathy toward what he calls derisively 'the administrative state,'" Enrich says. "And one of the biggest results of that is that it translates into judges who no longer give nearly as much deference to the rights and authority of federal agencies as had been the norm."

    Enrich says lawyers from Jones Day cycled back and forth between the Trump administration and private practice, where they would go right back to representing corporate clients — in some cases with interests before the Trump administration.

    "The notion that this outsider trying to shake things up would turn to a firm like Jones Day to staff his administration and help pick his judges and things like that, it is really antithetical to that," Enrich says. "When I think of the swamp and I think when Trump thinks of the swamp, there are few swampier things than that type of inside baseball lobbying."
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    Makes a mockery of the whole "abortion is a State issue".

    The only good thing is that by moving the political battleground from the economy to abortion rights the Republicans are throwing away the actual advantage they held going into the mid-terms. Abortion gets women out to vote and vote democrat. Failure in the mid-terms will also sink Pence as a Presidential candidate leaving the Republicans with less of a chance in 2024 as well.

    Dumb evil clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    Makes a mockery of the whole "abortion is a State issue".

    The only good thing is that by moving the political battleground from the economy to abortion rights the Republicans are throwing away the actual advantage they held going into the mid-terms. Abortion gets women out to vote and vote democrat. Failure in the mid-terms will also sink Pence as a Presidential candidate leaving the Republicans with less of a chance in 2024 as well.

    Dumb evil clowns.
    It really smacks of a whole group - practically a whole generation - of conservatives who are only just now learning that their actual policies are deeply unpopular with the majority of Americans. They dig their hole deeper any time they actually tell people what they want to do.
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    If it's appropriate to bus migrants from border (Republican) states to Liberal Democratic enclaves, to expose their hypocrisy on immigration policy.....

    ....wouldn't it also be appropriate to deny Republican states Federal aid for environmental disasters (Hurricanes, Tornados, Snow in Texas, Floods, etc.).

    After all, those Republican States say they don't need none of that thar Socialism, they believe in their own bootstraps. And Global Climate Change is a hoax (to them) anyway. So states should be prepared for "regular" weather, right?

    So next time their cities and citizens get wiped out by weather, let them bootstrap their way to fixing it.

    And if their citizens complain, just point to their leaders and say "hey, we're just following their lead, they told us they didn't need no socialism, it's just regular weather after all, so they're not getting any".

    Just a random thought of no real value.


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