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I'm not really undecided.

I've noticed that people here who choose to display their favorite candidate thereby compromise their ability to project objective opinions. When I read their posts I tend to think "well you would say that since you're a ------ fan."

So, although I do currently favor one of the Democratic candidates, I prefer to keep that to myself so that I can freely state my opinion about any issue without an appearance of bias.

We should start getting into the habit of referring to Trump by his upcoming new title!

Soon his title will no longer be "President Trump", it'll be "Impeached President Trump", and he should properly be addressed as "Mister Impeached President." This won't be an expression of anyone's personal opinion, it'll be a simple statement of fact. It's what he'll be and therefore what he should be called.

After all the terrible things that Trump has done to our nation, this is all we've got???

With only two articles of impeachment, The House will be portrayed as conceding that all other accusations against Trump are empty of substance and these two articles represent all they have. That's what Trump is claiming now and that claim sounds frighteningly compelling. The Republicans will dispose of this and Democrats will have nothing.

This is a really bad idea. Making this simple to understand also makes it simple to dismiss, and that's exactly what will happen. This is probably the only chance the House will get and they need to put everything they have into it, else Trump will have a green light to do whatever he pleases for the rest of his term, and any future impeachment efforts by Democrats will get laughed off the stage.

Every impeachable transgression that Trump has committed must be included in those articles of impeachment.

The Republican Strategy to Make the Problem of Climate Change Go Away

... as illustrated by Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Zaphod burst out in annoyance: "Who are they Trillian?"
Trillian span her seat round to face him and shrugged.
"Just a couple of guys we seem to have picked up in open space," she said. "Section ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha."
"Yeah, well that's a very sweet thought Trillian," complained Zaphod, "but do you really think it's wise under the circumstances?
(snip)
"Zaphod," she said patiently, "they were floating unprotected in open space ... you wouldn't want them to have died would you?"
"Well, you know ... no. Not as such, but ..."
"Not as such? Not die as such? But?" Trillian cocked her head on one side.
"Well, maybe someone else might have picked them up later."
"A second later and they would have been dead."
"Yeah, so if you'd taken the trouble to think about the problem a bit longer it would have gone away."

What will Gordon Sondland do? What will he say? What are his options & their probable consequences?

Predictions, anyone?

"Using Latin, per se, is not something I normally do."

I just heard that on MSNBC in connection with "quid pro quo" vs. "extortion." I'm not sure who said it but he didn't appear to be joking.

"Per se" is Latin.

I've begun thinking of a certain U.S. Representative as the "Whiny Weasel". Can you guess who?

Asymptote

An asymptote is something that you can always get closer to but can never reach, like an endless succession of "half the distance to the goal" penalties in football, or like seeing Trump's tax returns.

Effectively, the ruling is a loss for Trump but a less significant one then [sic] the blows other courts have dealt him in cases involving Democrats' pursuits of his financial records. Courts have sided with the House multiple times in cases where its committees have subpoenaed Trump's financial records. Trump is still appealing those rulings, keeping the House subpoenas on hold.

Matt Gaetz is NOT a Florida Congressman.

As a South Floridian I must protest the reference to Gaetz as "Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)." His district is within an area referred to by many as the "Florida Panhandle" but I prefer to call it "Virtual Alabama." Therefore he should henceforth be referred to as "Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Virtual Alabama)."


"Some wondered if Trump had orchestrated the departure of (Shepard Smith of Fox News)..."

Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network

Some wondered if Mr. Trump had orchestrated the departure of his least-favorite Fox News anchor through a private meeting this week between Rupert Murdoch, the mogul who controls the network, and Mr. Trumpís attorney general, William Barr.

[More on the meeting between William Barr and Rupert Murdoch.]
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