HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Positive Vibrations

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:21 PM

Positive Vibrations

"Oh, the mood in the White House is frightful
but the Democrats in the House are delightful!
Impeachment is on its way,
Let it flow! Let it flow! Let it flow!”


Nothing can possibly make this holiday season more delightful than the House of Representatives delivering articles of impeachment. Of course, there will be some sullen republicans declaring war on our holiday festivities, but that can only make it even more entertaining. They cannot destroy the holiday spirit of impeachment, try as they might.

The republicans in the Senate will recognize that they are caught between a large rock and a tiny hard-on in the White House in 2020. Republican House members will be less restrained by reality. Many of them believed that Trump would serve two full terms. Matt Gaetz dreams of singing praises to Trump on his final day, even hoping that a brief visit by Speaker Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office might convince Trump to serve a third term. The below film clip is taken straight from Gaetz's fantasy:



However, considering today's House vote, I think there will be other tunes being sung across the nation. Here are a couple of examples:



There is reason to celebrate this day. It marks the beginning of our Impeachment holiday. No place on the internet that I'd rather be! Yet, just as our democratic representatives in DC have a lot of hard work ahead of them, so do we. Nothing can be taken for granted, for as Spinoza said, “all noble things are as difficult as they are rare.”

We have two closely related struggles to engage in: the impeachment and conviction of Donald Trump, and the 2020 elections. Both require that we resolve to create a united front. This doesn't mean that there will be complete agreement on candidates in potential primaries for House and Senate seats, nor quite obviously for our presidential nominee. It would be foolish to think that was a realistic goal.

We can, however, recognize how uniquely important the 2020 elections are. Each of us has to determine for ourselves how far we are willing to go to insure victories. The best option is to focus on promoting the candidates you favor, to express why you back them. The worst is to attack another candidate from our party, for as history has shown, in doing so, you insult those who support that particular person. We need unity of purpose now, not divisions rooted in personality.

One last point on how important 2020 is – if a republican, be it Trump or Pence, wins in 2020, there is absolutely no chance that the DoJ will prosecute the numerous criminals in and around this administration. If we win, we can create jobs by opening a large new federal prison to house them in.

Okay, now that that's settled, let's go destroy the Trump administration.
H2O Man

47 replies, 3166 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 47 replies Author Time Post
Reply Positive Vibrations (Original post)
H2O Man Oct 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 #1
H2O Man Oct 2019 #4
Wounded Bear Oct 2019 #2
H2O Man Oct 2019 #6
Me. Oct 2019 #3
H2O Man Oct 2019 #7
malaise Oct 2019 #5
H2O Man Oct 2019 #8
malaise Oct 2019 #33
H2O Man Oct 2019 #34
malaise Nov 2019 #40
H2O Man Nov 2019 #42
malaise Nov 2019 #43
H2O Man Nov 2019 #44
malaise Nov 2019 #45
coeur_de_lion Oct 2019 #9
H2O Man Oct 2019 #10
coeur_de_lion Oct 2019 #29
H2O Man Oct 2019 #30
Kid Berwyn Oct 2019 #11
H2O Man Oct 2019 #14
Kid Berwyn Oct 2019 #25
H2O Man Oct 2019 #27
kentuck Oct 2019 #12
H2O Man Oct 2019 #15
spanone Oct 2019 #13
H2O Man Oct 2019 #16
spanone Oct 2019 #18
H2O Man Oct 2019 #21
lunatica Oct 2019 #17
H2O Man Oct 2019 #22
pecosbob Oct 2019 #19
H2O Man Oct 2019 #23
pecosbob Oct 2019 #26
H2O Man Oct 2019 #28
jayschool2013 Oct 2019 #20
H2O Man Oct 2019 #24
voteearlyvoteoften Oct 2019 #31
H2O Man Oct 2019 #36
blogslut Oct 2019 #32
H2O Man Oct 2019 #37
Skittles Oct 2019 #35
H2O Man Oct 2019 #38
Skittles Oct 2019 #39
H2O Man Nov 2019 #41
Hekate Nov 2019 #46
malthaussen Nov 2019 #47

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:24 PM

1. Kicking and recommending!



If the House does an exemplary job on the public phase of impeachment, conviction in the Senate *might* actually be possible.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:27 PM

4. Thanks, Dennis!

Right now, I think there is a 50-50 chance that if the Senate hears the case in early 2020, there will be a conviction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. Change the last line, maybe...

"make him pay, make him pay! Make him pay!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:28 PM

6. That is Verse Two!?!

Today is an important day in our nation's history. Being able to hang out with you here on DU makes it even better!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:26 PM

3. Let's...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:29 PM

7. We must!

Laughter and merriment for all!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:27 PM

5. Too good



I am so happy today.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:30 PM

8. We have been

waiting for this, my Wonderful Sister! I love the sound of impeachment votes in the House. Reminds me of victory!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:47 PM

33. I love the sound of impeachment votes in the House

reminds me of victory.

Had to retype that - Oh Yes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:36 PM

34. Thinking of making a movie.....

and I'll use that line.

A month or so ago, I started writing a book, semi-para-quasi-fictional, pretending I'm a retired boxer that Trump knew from his bit with Don King, who Trump hired for protection. The boxer accompanies Trump to DC, and keeps a diary. Alas, then word of Anonymous' book coming out, and wirnesses documenting Trump's crimes are happening daily. Yet I continue.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 05:50 AM

40. What a great story line

lease write it - I want a copy RFN!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:09 AM

42. Both of my sons

are providing me with both humor and brutal truths about how sick the administration is. I'm weaving their contributions into the story.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:19 AM

43. There are days when I try to process how the hell this happened

and then sometimes I wonder if this is all anightmare.

You're a lucky man to be able to weave such a collaborative effort.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:33 AM

44. Ha! I just saw

that Trump wants to do a "fireside chat," reading the para-transcript of his call so the public can hear just how "perfect" it was. Sure. The guy is so good at reading out loud.

Hearing this report, I immediately e-mailed an associate, and asked him if he had tabbed me with a hit of the infamous Woodstock brown acid?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:42 AM

45. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Hope you saw my response. The law here allows folks to plant three ganja plants. Not sur emine can grow fast enough to roll one for this hilarious moment in history

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:36 PM

9. KnR

Be back later

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:40 PM

10. Thanks!

The DU Chorus will hold holiday caroling practice this evening at your home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:14 PM

29. Okay. Do they want tea and cookies?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:28 PM

30. Yes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:21 PM

11. Destroy ALL Evil Monsters!

Lock them up and cover them with atomic eternal sleep powder.



Thank you, H2OMan! From your keyboard to Monster Island Control!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:43 PM

14. I've been communicating

with the top aide of a member of the House on impeachment hearings tactics. I'm suggesting that Democrats call Laurence Tribe, author of "To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment" (2018). As the nation's leading expert on constitutional law, he should testify not only about the Constitution, but what the Founding Fathers discussed in the Federalist Papers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:40 PM

25. Tribe is TOPS!

“A major reason for including the #IMPEACHMENT power in the Constitution was the need to oust any president who owes his office or wealth to a potentially hostile foreign state — without waiting for the next election. The Convention debates & Federalist Papers make that very clear”

Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1127012354582044672

Thank you for never giving up, Pat! Knock. Them. Out!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:47 PM

27. We're just getting started!

I always like to think of the great Smokin' Joe Frazier, after the first round of his first bout with Jerry Quarry. Both men landed bombs, though Jerry landed more, winning the round. On his way back to his corner, Joe grinned -- entirely to himself! --and hit himself in the head several times. He loved an intense fight, because he knew that no one at that time could keep the pace he could set. We need to be in touch with our inner Smokin' Joe.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:30 PM

12. K&R

For everything there is a season.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kentuck (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:44 PM

15. Indeed!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:30 PM

13. K&R...👍🏼

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to spanone (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:46 PM

16. Thank you!

One of my favorite parts of today is listening to the republicans whimpering. Music to my ears!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

18. They appear to have little concern over Mr. Trump's lawlessness.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to spanone (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:29 PM

21. They are not just

willing to humiliate themselves, but eager to do so.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

17. The public hearings alone will sour the public on all things Republican

I wonder how many of them won’t survive. I expect the landscape of our government is going to look very different sooner than we expect. I don’t see how FOX can doctor public testimony, though they will be Oscar-worthy.

I hope they scream and throw tantrums a lot. It’ll garner attention.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:35 PM

22. Great point!

I think the republicans attempt to play to their base will backfire. Those infected with rabies will still support them, but the hearings are going to catch the attention of a heck of a lot of young people. And motivate them to vote in 2020.

Surely the republicans in the Senate will try to take a different tactic than those in the House. It will become increasingly difficult to deny that Trump violated his oath of office, etc, and that it doesn't rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors that justify conviction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:03 PM

19. Let's Work Together



Peace

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pecosbob (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:37 PM

23. Oh, thank you for this!

I love it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:42 PM

26. Remember how hateful things were in 1968?

There will always be those who choose to build and not to destroy. Let's all be builders.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pecosbob (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:50 PM

28. 1968!

The country was coming apart at the seams. It was an amazing, often horrible time. And we are on its edge now.

Working together nonviolently is far and away the best option for us today!

Again, I thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:28 PM

20. Cue Marsha Blackburn

I'm sure she'd love to see herself in the Lulu role of "To Sir with Love."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:38 PM

24. Possibly.

But Gaetz has been practicing for the role in recent weeks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:15 PM

31. 👻👍🏻

Woo hoo the witch hunt is on..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:49 PM

36. Thank you!

I'll bet vice president White Pence is thinking this is the Lord's plan to make him president.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:26 PM

32. indeed

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blogslut (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:50 PM

37. Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:41 PM

35. Sidney Poitier - *SWOON*

he was the whole package

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skittles (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:52 PM

38. He was amazing.

Once, when my son was questioning if his job was making any real difference in the lives of the students he works with. I had him watch the movie, one of Mr. Poitier's better in my opinion. But I've never seen him in anything that he wasn't outstanding in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:01 PM

39. it's good advice

the movie seems dated now but the premise - that ONE person can make a difference - is true and timeless.......one person can make a huge difference

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skittles (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:07 AM

41. Dated, but it still holds.

It's like classic music. Plus it tells a truth, as you noted. And a truth holds over time. (He is liking his job a lot more this year. I pointed out that if a kid has ten problems, and you help him/her with four, that's success. More, it provides the foundation for him/her to resolve the other six over time.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 12:51 PM

46. Kicking

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 10:13 AM

47. Gee, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were gloating.

I do hope the Democrats can get behind a candidate this time, as Mr Trump being re-elected would rather nullify all the joy of the upcoming season.

I wait with interest to discover how many in the GOP will calculate that it is in their interest to appear to suddenly show integrity and devotion to country and vote to throw the bum out. At some point, one would think, at least a few would be disagreeing with Mitch McConnell's math.

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread