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If it looks like we really will impeach Trump, he'll resign

There are a few very good tactical reasons why he'd go the Nixon route.

First...to paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson's character from "Jackie Brown," Trump ain't got a doin'-time disposition. If he resigns Pence can pardon him - and probably will pardon him the hour he's sworn in. If he's impeached, the Constitution makes that impossible.

Second, there are 207,800 reasons why Trump will not allow himself to be impeached. All of them have George Washington's portrait in the middle. $207,800 in annual pension, plus a staff and an office, are what a former president receives under the Former Presidents Act. Donald Trump is the kinda guy who wraps duct tape around his shoes glue-side-out to pick up pennies off the sidewalk. There's no damn way he's leaving $200,000 a year on the table.

Third, Trump knows Nixon ultimately became sort of an elder statesman in the years after his resignation. (That Nixon was one of the best foreign-policy experts we've ever had in the White House is why.) Trump knows he'll never be an elder statesman if he's the first man to ever be kicked out of the White House. And the sick thing is, there are people who believe Trump is the greatest president this country has ever had. If he resigns because he's "tired of the bullshit" they will still listen to him. If he's fired because he's the worst crook to have ever drawn a paycheck from the Secret Service expense account, they probably won't.

Fourth, an impeached president probably loses the right to build a monument to himself called a library. Trump really wants a library. It'll be full of exhibits on the grandeur of the Trump Administration and Trump's life before politics. Everything in it will be gold-painted, there'll be 50-foot-high portraits of The Great Man, and his display of golf paraphernalia will dwarf the collection at the World Golf Hall of Fame. All that goes away if Trump gets kicked out of office.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going and Trump gets the hell out of Dodge. There's a reason he has a plane with transoceanic range.

Mueller Report, Page 9, second paragraph...

"Second, WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IDENTIFIED NUMEROUS LINKS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS WITH TIES TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges." (Caps Lock turned on for a reason.)

"No collusion," my ass.

The GOP is headed toward Decree 770

Decree 770 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decree_770) was Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s anti abortion law. It required every woman to submit to a gynecological exam every month, tracked all detected pregnancies, banned both contraception and abortion, and forced a police investigation (by a special abortion police force that consumed half the country’s GDP) for miscarriages, which were treated as illegal abortions.

Incidentally, after the Ceausescus were executed (by a firing squad for which over 3000 soldiers volunteered) the first act of the new government was to repeal Decree 770. Its second act was to abolish capital punishment.

With news Texas wants to execute women who receive abortions, we’re headed right back down that road here in America.

The world is about to end

There’s no other explanation. The best team in baseball right now is the Mariners. I am very happy, but also confused: they’ve never been this good for this long, and 2019 was billed as a “rebuilding year.”

Best parody MAGA hat I've seen to date

I was in downtown Spokane on Friday when a guy crossed the street in front of me wearing a ball cap. It was blue, and it said "Make Weed Great Again" on it.

Police: Teen shot herself in mouth with hands cuffed behind back

Today's entry in the "are you shitting me?" file:

https://idahonews.com/news/nation-world/police-woman-killed-herself-with-gunshot-through-her-mouth-while-hands-cuffed-behind-back?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=internal

According to the medical examiner's office in Virginia, a 19-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound through her mouth while her hands were cuffed behind her back. It was ruled a suicide.

While officers tried to get control of Medlin, Wilson was left alone and reportedly was able to get a gun, possibly from inside the car where she was a passenger, "contorted" her body and shot herself through the mouth while still wearing handcuffs, according to a police spokesman.


The gun in question was a pistol, and not one the police in Chesapeake, VA, issue.

I'm suspicious of the "Special Olympics Defunding Gambit"

It feels like Trump is gearing up to do something everyone will hate, like eliminating a popular working-class tax loophole to pay for his wall. To soften the blow, he first announced, then rescinded, a plan to do something even more outrageous..."yeah, I know Schedule A deductions have been reduced to 'contributions to Christian and Jewish churches only, must donate at least 10 percent of your net worth,' but it's all good because President Trump isn't going to eat a puppy on live television anymore."

Everyone's favorite radical state legislator has introduced a bill to abolish abortion

Matt Shea (R, I guess - Spokane Valley, WA) really hates abortion, so he's introduced a bill into the Democratic-controlled Washington legislature to not only abolish abortion, but to charge everyone involved in one with murder.

https://www.khq.com/news/rep-matt-shea-introduces-bill-that-would-abolish-abortion/article_0d2478fc-5023-11e9-9a49-e7d92ef7f8ce.html

British Airways plane lands at wrong airport



This is the aviation equivalent of not turning left at Albuquerque.

The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

The airline said Monday the problem started when an incorrect flight plan was filed by WDL Aviation, which operated the flight on behalf of British Airways. Officials say the pilot followed the flight plan for Edinburgh, and that air traffic control officials also were following the same flight plan and saw nothing amiss.


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/25/british-airways-flight-bound-for-germany-lands-in-scotland-by-mistake.html?recirc=taboolainternal

What's the difference between Donald Trump and a 50-pound sack of manure?

Three hundred pounds.
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