Need a law requiring getting a security clearance to run for federal office...also teeth for lying on financial disclosu
If we had such a law we would never have been subjected to TFG, Boebert, MTG, Gaetz, Santos, etc.
If people with sketchy past would have to undergo the scrutiny that an administrative assistant in the state or justice department do, they would likely not run or be ruled out.
I'd bet a bunch of these criminals would stay away.
They should enforce a law of lying on financial disclosure documents would carry the same penalties as lying on a mortgage application and actually enforce it.
Why not declassify the briefing about TFG that McConnell threatened to blow up democracy for? (redacted for operatives)
I do not understand why we have not declassified (redacted for names) what was said to the group of 8 about TFG before the 2016 election.
Let the American people know that the enture (R) party put a treasonous weasel in the WH because they worship party over country.
I know the prevalent idea is Russia to Iran to Hamas....
But would destabilizing the Middle East, driving up the price of oil and getting Iran blamed for it seems like something prince bone saw might give the trump clan lots of money thru Jared and Ivanka.
Or info in exchange for golf tournaments....
OMFG -- my 22 YO son who just graduated with a chemical engineering degree and gets so much info from the internet was screaming at me that the only legitimate progressive running for President is Marianne Williamson....
He then screamed at me that the idea that she is an astroturf plant to weaken Biden paid for by billionaires is just a smear campaign from "establishment Democrats who are antiworker just like Hillary was."
Somewhere in the recesses of the internet, this chemical engineering major thinks that both Clintons were antiworker and that Hillary lost because she ignored flyover states (not sure he understands what a flyover state is even though we moved to Iowa when he was in JH) and not because of Russian disinformation suppressing and funneling Black votes on top of voter suppression in Rethug states.
This is scary that a smart kid can believe that Dems are antiworker.
Of course, trying to explain 'do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good' and you have to get legislation that will actually get through both the house and senate with the filibuster, Manchin, Sinema, etc ....
He hates Rethugs but thinks that Dems only protect the wealthy and not workers too.
Was not going to watch and support sports washing bone saw money, but the TV turned on to that channel.
Just watched one of the leaders miss the fairway into the "rough" on hole 1. Then second shot hit in "rough" and rolled into fairway. Third shot safely on green to putt for birdie.
The US open she uld have rough so thick that no one should get into it and get a chance at a birdie....much less roll out of rough into a fairway.
Won't watch another minute.
They will come up with some bullshit stays about how this was the best open ever with the mist players under par, furthest under par, etc. This looks as easy as some random tournament in the middle of summer.
I looked up this
An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. This section does not affect other oaths required by law.
(Pub. L. 89554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)
It seems like every secret service agent should have said and done something about all the espionage/treason that was going on. Clearly, some of them saw crimes and did nothing about it. THat sure seems like they should all be disciplined, probably fired, and many prosecuted.
We might have a lot less criminal behavior by senior politicians if they knew that civil servants would actually live up to their oath to protect from domestic enemies.
Can any of the legal eagles here explain how the secret service dudes who heard and saw the planning for Jabuary 6 or any of the document things in the indictment aren't being disciplined?
Just got the call from my sister in law.
Our son is graduating from a college in Indiana next month. Aunt and her family likely can't attend his graduation because his trans cousin could be taken away. Parents arrested and charged with child abuse. Since she is a teacher, that would get her fired and her teaching license revoked.
The younger cousins have worshipped our son, the oldest grandkid, since they were little.
I know the cruelty is a feature not a bug.
We'll see how my father in law and mother in law who watch faux news nonstop respond to the news.
Of course we live in Iowa, so they can't come here either.
The accused criminal has a jet capable of flying to a non extradition location.
Would othere defendants faced with over 30 counts be forced to pay bail and surrender passport in NY for real?
I ask because I know what Jack McCoy would do! Dun dun
Woke up to check DU and do the wordle, quordle, and octordle to get the brain going and found I had hearts.
Watching Biden elicit boos from the MAGAts and make them then have to stand to protect social security was like watching a masterful standup comedian responding to a drunk heckler.
The Koch, Mercer, etc. had to be watching at home and thinking, holy shit, we knew they were stupid when we bought them. But we didn't know they were THAT STUPID!!!
They had one job. Just sit stoically for the speech and then let Faux news spin and lie. But they couldn't do it.
Because you can't fix stupid.
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