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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:45 PM

 

How would you react if on the morning of January 6th 2022, Merrick Garland announced

criminal indictments against several persons, including Donald J. Trump, for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, fraud, tax evasion, bribery, among other charges, as part of a massive RICO prosecution?

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Reply How would you react if on the morning of January 6th 2022, Merrick Garland announced (Original post)
StarfishSaver Sep 17 OP
Loge23 Sep 17 #1
pnwest Sep 17 #2
lagomorph777 Sep 17 #21
Dream Girl Sep 17 #3
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #4
Dream Girl Sep 17 #8
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #31
Ocelot II Sep 17 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 17 #6
LeftInTX Sep 17 #14
Scrivener7 Sep 17 #26
Budi Sep 17 #7
TexasTowelie Sep 17 #9
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #33
TexasTowelie Sep 17 #38
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #39
Voltaire2 Sep 17 #10
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #37
Sneederbunk Sep 17 #11
brooklynite Sep 17 #12
LeftInTX Sep 17 #13
MiHale Sep 17 #15
Paladin Sep 17 #16
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #35
relayerbob Sep 17 #17
StarfishSaver Sep 17 #36
Marthe48 Sep 17 #18
lame54 Sep 17 #19
malaise Sep 17 #20
Sogo Sep 17 #29
malaise Sep 17 #43
LeftInTX Sep 17 #40
malaise Sep 17 #41
malaise Sep 17 #42
Ocelot II Sep 17 #22
stillcool Sep 17 #23
CrispyQ Sep 17 #24
Grasswire2 Sep 17 #27
rickyhall Sep 17 #25
GopherGal Sep 17 #28
EYESORE 9001 Sep 17 #30
PufPuf23 Sep 17 #32
mcar Sep 17 #34

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:46 PM

1. Relief.

Surprise, but relief.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:47 PM

2. Precisely this.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:11 PM

21. Yes. Surprised and relieved.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:48 PM

3. Nowhere he would never do anything that cheesy.

 

This guy is so careful and cautious, he would never do anything that could be construed as political.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:48 PM

4. I didn't ask whether you thought he would

 

I asked what your reaction would be if he did.

FYI, it is standard practice for the attorney general to make the announcement himself when a large and important case is filed

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:55 PM

8. I would literally jump up and down and shout with joy!

 

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:35 PM

31. So would I!

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:50 PM

5. Delighted, but I won't pop open the champagne until TFG is convicted of something.

I doubt we'll see the kind of perp walk where the defendant is escorted into the courthouse covering his face with his coat, but that would make my day, too.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:51 PM

6. I would fall on the floor in utter astonishment

Until that happened, I'd give you 25-1 odds against IQ45 ever being indicted by DoJ for anything, ever.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:58 PM

14. Agree

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:33 PM

26. Yup.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:52 PM

7. I believe it would take a full year to meticulously assemble every piece of data,

...to bring a case of this size & scope.

That's AFTER a full housecleaning & finding of all the blocks & bombs place in the DOJ by Barr before he exited the door.

I would be in tears. Thankful & applauding

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:55 PM

9. Why wait?

If Garland believes that he has an airtight case, then I would be elated if it happened this afternoon.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:45 PM

33. That wasn't my question

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:01 PM

38. I would be elated if happened sooner,

but I will still be elated if I have to wait.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:02 PM

39. Gotcha.

 

Thanks for responding.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:55 PM

10. I would wonder why it took a fucking year to do this.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:58 PM

37. That would be your only reaction?

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:55 PM

11. Is there more than one Merrick Garland?

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:56 PM

12. The same as I would on any other date?

Is there something significant about this one?

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 01:58 PM

13. Jump up and down with joy and grab some popcorn!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:01 PM

15. I'd have to digest that news very slowly and carefully...

Wouldn’t want to stress out my fragile heart! Here’s s hoping the delta explosion is in control by then because if the unvaccinated are still scurrying about like the rats on the Santa Maria the ICU’s may still be overrun by the vermin saving no room for the unintentionally sick.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:02 PM

16. I'd faint in utter surprise.

When I came to, I'd go buy a really good bottle of scotch. A celebration would be in order.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:57 PM

35. Why would you be surprised?

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:05 PM

17. I'd feel better if he did it today

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:57 PM

36. That wasn't the question

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:07 PM

18. I wish it'd be a reminer how he acted 9-18-21

n/t

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:09 PM

19. The Onion or Borowitz

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:10 PM

20. I'd prefer it for my Christmas present

but it would be a hell of an Epiphany

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:52 PM

29. You win the thread.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:09 PM

43. LOL - it wrote itself

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:04 PM

40. OMG! I just remembered that I was gonna make a generic Epiphany post that day

I'm Armenian and we call it "Armenian Christmas"...So I was gonna make this nice Armenian Christmas/Epiphany Facebook post later in the day.

Well to hell with that........I completely forgot!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #40)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:08 PM

42. Do it anyway

I actually have a Jamaican colleague who researched Armenian history. This is one small planet

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:14 PM

22. Why is it taking so long????????

Well, how about an example with which most of us are at least somewhat familiar? The trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd took almost a year to prepare and two weeks to try after several weeks of jury selection, and his appeal plus the trials of his co-defendants as well as his federal trial on civil rights charges are still pending. In Chauvin's original case the actual act had been recorded, so there was no factual question as to what happened, and there were multiple witnesses, all of whom were quickly identified and interviewed. There were no complex paper trails to follow, no issues of executive or attorney-client privilege, only three statutory charges (one of which will probably be thrown out on appeal on account of the recent decision in the Mohammed Noor case), and no investigations by multiple overlapping agencies. But this relatively simple case, fraught as it was with social and racial issues, isn't over yet and won't be for several years. The legal system moves slowly. It always does.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:16 PM

23. What country would I be in?

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:26 PM

24. I'd say, "Maybe that's why we haven't seen Andrew Weissmann on any of the MSNBC shows for awhile."

~crosses fingers

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:39 PM

27. ++ nt

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:29 PM

25. I've never done a happy dance but I can improvise.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:40 PM

28. Hmmm. That's a tough one.


To shower before or after getting the Bellini/Champagne/Mimosa?

I guess after, especially if I don't have to leave the house due to still having some in stock after New Year's.

Looks like that's a Thursday. So depending upon the time of the announcement I might already be at work. Don't think my company offers "Schadenfreude Days".

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:05 PM

30. Handsprings, cartwheels, and backflips

Followed by a trip to the ER, but it’d be so worth it.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:42 PM

32. About time, elated, and surprised.

Be interested in just how deep the criminal indictments go, meaning how far and wide the food chain of those involved.

Being nearly 70, I have the impression that in general pols are seldom prosecuted or punished for misconduct.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:54 PM

34. I'd be glad the system worked

and a thorough investigation had been conducted.

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