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Pantagruel

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January 9, 2021

Armed or violent protesters to an Inauguration

need to be dealt with the same way you'd respond to any hostile invader. There are times when even liberals need to be forceful, this would be one of them. Calls to have an Inauguration "in hiding" to safeguard participants are simply WRONG.

January 9, 2021

Congressional "Oath Breakers" should be censured at a minimum

more justly, expelled. As Cong. Schiff explains:

"Shortly after the reading of the states began, a large group of Republicans, joined by the leadership of their conference, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, objected to counting the electors from Arizona and we divided into our respective houses to debate the matter.

When I spoke on the House floor in opposition to this challenge to the votes of millions of Arizonans, I wanted to emphasize that these Republican objectors were violating their oaths to defend the Constitution, regardless of the outcome of their objection, and doing grave damage to our democracy:

“NOR CAN WE CONSOLE OURSELVES WITH THE INTOXICATING FICTION THAT WE CAN BREAK THAT OATH WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE BECAUSE DOING SO WILL NOT SUCCEED IN OVERTURNING THE ELECTION. AN OATH IS NO LESS BROKEN, WHEN THE BREAKING FAILS TO ACHIEVE ITS END."

January 9, 2021

DC death toll to soar

Five dead now but thousands of maskless morons joined the failed coup from all over the U.S.
They will now bring the virus home with them and no way these airheads mask up for the protection of others. This will be a "superspreader" event similar to that motorcycle rally in Sturgis last year.
Staggering selfishness and stupidity.

January 8, 2021

GOP Senators would be smart to impeach and convict

Why:
1. They hate him, just see their comments about him during the '15-16 nominating process.
2. With newly raised money, Trump will own the GOP for the next 4 years.
3. Conviction may be their only chance to rid themselves of this massive distraction, after 12 days this opportunity fades.
4. Currently, GOP Senators seen as lackeys , a conviction vote might hint at courage. Every GOP Sen. with POTUS aspirations might see this as cover to rid themselves of a dangerous rival.

January 7, 2021

May Day 1971

Lots of mentions of that march, can't believe that many of us are still around and hanging out here?
DU, the refuge for old hippies.

January 6, 2021

Monday morning QB thought

It's 41 degrees in DC. A few strategic water cannons would have effectively discouraged a Capitol protest.

January 2, 2021

1-6 "objection drama" is all about labeling

By repeatedly linking the terms disputed and fraudulent to one of the cleanest elections in recent memory, the GOP will now refer to Biden as the "disputed POTUS", "elected fraudulently", in every description of him for the next 8 years. It's all about labeling the election and the winner.
In today's world, you don't have to prove anything, just make sure the allegations pop up on any google search and let "suggestion" do the slandering for you.
It nicely sets up a false equivalency to Trump being labeled the "impeached" POTUS .

December 30, 2020

Bizarre hypothetical: Has Covid saved the Republic?

Simply put, absent Trump's mis-handling of CV-19, would Trump have gotten a 2nd term and completed his attempted coup?
Not such a crazy idea given the closeness of the EC battlegrounds.

December 28, 2020

Statehood is the problem

The idea that 50 states under the U.S.A. banner, each with their own legal structure, can ever function efficiently to fight common national problems has become obsolete. We need NATIONAL Electoral systems, ID's, gun laws, drug laws , medical standards, etc., etc.
Dr. Fauci bemoans the symptoms, not the underlying structural weakness.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/531787-fauci-states-differing-responses-a-major-weakness-in-fighting-coronavirus

December 24, 2020

'It's A Good Night To Be A Corrupt Republican Congressman'

Not so much for the rule of law. The GOP likes to bill themselves as the party of law and order, now a laughable claim. In 2016, 63 GOP million voters ignored Trump boasting of being a sexual predator. The GOP political machine ignored a long list of signs that criminal behavior would not be out of character for this candidate and happily nominated him. And criminal behavior was delivered in spades.
Every future GOP candidate needs to be painted with this righteous slime, Forever!!

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