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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 11,295

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Ken Burn's Country Music series is streaming on PBS site and on ROKU app!!!

Eight episodes and I'm loving it. As usual, very well done. I loved his Jazz series and now Country is awesome. I love researching the artists and songs.


Since we've been having this discussion: WaPo Senate can ignore impeachment

Came across this tonight and since we've been having this discussion here on DU:

There exist Senate rules of procedure that dictate how impeachment trials should be run. As Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens professor of law at Cornell Law School, put it in an email to The Post, the rules include a “a lot of ‘shall’ language” — language that gives McConnell and the Republican majority a lot of flexibility in how they conduct a trial.

Or whether they conduct a trial at all.


“As a practical matter,” he continued over email, “the Majority Leader will have substantial discretion on the process, if any, he fashions in response to the articles.”

“If any.” In other words, impeachment trials are themselves one of those “what the norms dictate” activities of the Senate. McConnell could simply decide against holding a trial at all. Nothing goes on television. No more evidence comes to light. From a majority leader who simply declined to hold a vote on a presidential Supreme Court nominee, it’s far from inconceivable.


I hate Moscow Mitch...I hate Moscow Mitch...I hate Moscow Mitch..........

I wish he would just slither way......

FBI, Texas Rangers raid Precinct 2 constable's office, seize county vehicle

"Today's activity is part of an ongoing joint investigation by the Texas Rangers and the FBI. At this time no further information will be released so that the integrity of the investigation is not jeopardized," said a spokesperson with the FBI.

Two large FBI trucks and several Department of Public Safety vehicles were outside the building Monday morning.

"What I believe here is that they are looking for something that is not there. The reason why is that I don't believe in the good ole boy system, I never have," Barrientes Vela said. "They've asked over and over different subpoenas they submit over to me from Don McGraw from the District Attorneys office just a bunch of stuff that they are asking for. I have been cooperative I have given them everything."

Barrientes Vela and several Pct. 2 deputies have been the subject of several scandals this year, including a proposed cavity search and warrantless blood draw on a teen, and the delayed booking of her political opponent.


The main reason I post this: The raid happened a mile from my house, but since I don't get up early, I didn't see it. Probably the biggest scandal to hit our neighborhood. Barrientes Vela has made headlines for some strange behavior. She kicked some people out of a park, claiming security issues and then set up camp for her family there. Then she allegedly molested another deputy in a hot tub. She also kicked out Leon Valley police from an accident scene. Now she says she's gonna run for sheriff...
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