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"Trump needs fixin' just like Nixon!!" Tell it Houston!

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Posted by Claritie Pixie | Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:29 PM (4 replies)

Moo-moo Nunes chasing his own tail in a dizzying display of confusion.

Spinning and spinning and spinning....

Pathetic and sad little moo-moo!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ1BSnoXYAEj23F?format=jpg&name=large



Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:34 AM (2 replies)

I just watched the video of MF45 and his doc leaving for Walter Reed. My take---

MF45 was experiencing physical symptoms that could be attributed to a heart attack.

His doc was summoned and examined him, probably did an EKG, and was unable to determine if he was having a heart attack. The EKG may have been abnormal. We already know he has heart disease.

Hence the decision to get him to Walter Reed where they could do bloodwork to check for enzymes that are elevated when having a heart attack, and if needed, diagnostic tests and treatment not available at the WH.

If he suffered a heart attack, he'd be in the hospital.

Most likely it was angina, which is a symptom of heart disease.
Posted by Claritie Pixie | Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:17 PM (14 replies)

Givers need to set the limits because takers never do.

I think that about sums it up.

Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:38 PM (1 replies)

CNN: House Committee open hearings to begin mid November.

They intend to call witnesses and present evidence.

Possible witnesses: Yovanovich, Taylor, and Sondland.

This is what I've been waiting for, just like Watergate, open hearings will lead to an overwhelming majority wanting impeachment.

The truth is coming, like a runaway freight train.

No amount of GOP shenanigans can stop it.
Posted by Claritie Pixie | Thu Oct 24, 2019, 08:37 AM (36 replies)

Trump administration let nearly $11 million in student aid go to unaccredited for-profit colleges.

A trove of documents released Tuesday by the House Education and Labor Committee shows the Education Department provided $10.7 million in federal loans and grants to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado even though officials knew the for-profit colleges were not accredited and ineligible to receive such aid.

The documents build on prior reports from the committee describing efforts by Education Department officials to shield Dream Center Education Holdings, owner of the Art Institutes and Argosy University, from the consequences of lying to students about the accreditation of its since-closed schools. Now it appears the Education Department tried to shield itself from an ill-fated decision to allow millions of dollars to flow to those schools.

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), chairman of the House Education Committee, is threatening to subpoena Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for more documents related to the department’s role in Dream Center’s actions. Scott says the agency has obstructed the committee’s investigation and refused to answer questions, as emails and letters paint a picture of a federal agency complicit in an effort to place profits before students.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/22/trump-administration-let-nearly-million-student-aid-go-unaccredited-for-profit-colleges/

I can't wait to see Cruella DeVos go down with the ship!

Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:39 PM (2 replies)

Here's my take on the purpose of the GOPer SCIF Stunt.

Knowing full well they didn't come up with this independent of Trump's involvement. They're followers.

On the surface, this stunt appears to be to disrupt and intimidate a witness. Both of those are valid. But...

...have to see it through the eyes of a narcissist.

At this moment in time, he isn't sure the GOP is united and in his corner. It's making him increasingly worried because they're all that's keeping him from being thrown out on his ass.

So he concocts a plan that a particularly unsavory group of House GOPers are all too eager to carry out.

The purpose? Prove to Trump they'll do whatever he says. It's the show of loyalty he absolutely requires. He told them to break the law in a very public way and they did.

Without saying a word, he's telling those GOPers who are quiet and not defending him, or criticizing him, that this is what he expects from them too.

That they will sacrifice themselves for him, or they will suffer his wrath.

Problem for him is that his wrath is getting weaker by the day.
Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:43 PM (12 replies)

CNN reporting that GOP SCIF Stunt is intended to send a message to House and Senate GOPers.

This 'event' has been on their calendar for a week and they met with Trump about it.

Seems to me the possibility of Senate conviction is real.

Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:31 PM (9 replies)

Bribery and Extortion

All this quid pro quo talk! Pfft!

It's clear to me after reading Taylor's opening statement that the scheme to force the President of Ukraine to stand in front of a microphone, in front of the world, and announce he will investigate Dems and Biden to benefit Trump's campaign - while his country is at war with Russia - in order to obtain military aid already allotted to them by Congress to help in that war -

is both Bribery and Extortion.

In extortion, the receiver is making a threat towards the extorted party, threatening to perform a certain action that will harm the extorted party unless the extorted party gives the receiver whatever the receiver requests. On the other hand, in cases of bribery, the bribed party will do something in favour of the bribing party.
Bribery relates to a corrupt benefit given or received to influence official action so as to afford the giver better than fair treatment. Both the person giving and the recipient are guilty of bribery. On the other hand, coercive extortion by a public official is the seeking or receiving of a corrupt benefit paid under an implicit or explicit threat to give the payer worse than fair treatment or to make the payer worse off. The payee is guilty of extortion; the payer is the victim of extortion.
In other words, bribery and extortion present several significant commonalities and differences...

https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/organized-crime/module-4/key-issues/bribery-versus-extortion.html

Recommended reading at the link.

Quid pro quo will not be included in articles of impeachment. Bribery and Extortion will.



Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:27 AM (0 replies)

'"All honest people know that" after he lies.

This is a standard gaslighting technique.

Imagine if he were your significant other.

He lies and you know it. You try to retort but he says "all honest people know that's true."

This may confuse you and make you doubt what you know, since you probably think of yourself as an honest person.

It's also impossible to verify with "everyone".

If you ask for specific people who can verify, he gets angry and accuses you of attacking him.

This is what Chump does to the entire country, repeatedly.
Posted by Claritie Pixie | Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:31 PM (4 replies)
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