Which types of speech are not protected under the First Amendment?
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The J6 wanted documents, didn't they? They wanted testimony? Let's just do that. He thinks he's done. Let's give him a headache, and see if his present lawyer wants to do Round Two.
Let's pretend that you have accidentally been elected POTUS. You haven't a clue what you are doing but, hey, the People want you. And then, at the end of your run, the Capitol Riot begins. You go and sit in your dining room and turn on the TV. You don't know what to do. You've never been in a riot before.
How imbecilic can you be? If you didn't know what to do, there are literally hundreds of people to ask advice of, aside from Rudy. "What should I do?" "Mr. President, you need to go on TV and tell them to go home!" That's what he heard multiple times from his advisors. (And, that's the way it turned out.)
"Mr. President, call out the National Guard!" "Mr. President, call up the Reserves!" "Mr. President, speak to the Press Corps!" "Mr. President, evacuate the Capitol!" Etc. and so forth.
It just angers me that he was sitting comfortably in his freaking dining room while watching it unfold on TV, doing nothing. People died because of him. Was he eating? Was he jerking off to the sound of the rioters?
This guy isn't fit to be POTUS. He just can't get reelected. He is the biggest mistake the People ever made, and that includes Bush the Younger.
Why does Trump love the evil people in the world? He loves dictators, he loved those rioters who killed that woman, and he loved, loved, loved these rioters that almost overthrew our Government and caused injury to the Capitol police. There's just something wrong with him.
"Mike Pence deserved that." What!? He deserved to be hung because he didn't do what you said? OMG, Trump's a tyrant. And Mike Pence still protects him.
We can't let a Republican back into the WH. We can't let them gain power at the Midterms.
You've been a wonderful pretend Trump. What did you learn about yourself?
I have been given and referred to lots of Twitter feeds and blogs regarding ongoing trials in DC this week. I am appreciative of every one of them.
I was surprised to learn that Bannon's trial might be over in very short order. Like, maybe before even Thursday's J6 hearing in the evening. I guess that there is not much to say about charges that he ignored his subpoena, much to his peril. I guess that's why the Judge agreed with Bannon's own attorney that there was no defense.
Today, apparently the Prosecutors asked the Judge to prevent Bannon from turning his defense into a justification type of answer. This is from MacFarlane. That's all he can say about his crime. Yes, he did it, but he had a political reason to resist. That's all he's got. And, the Prosecutors asked that the Judge shut that down, I guess after Bannon's comments after trial yesterday. It's probably not relevant. If Bannon were to prevail, it would probably be because of jury nullification. I guess.
So, I don't know how long it will take to get a sentence. He isn't going to get a long time, because the crime he'll have to pay for doesn't require that. The longest he could get would be two years. His crime isn't comparable to say, the common rioter who gets two months or less for putting cops in peril. But, I would be shocked if the Judge sentenced him to two years.
I am soooo looking forward to Thursday's J6 hearing, but hearing that Bannon got convicted will be satisfying. If he doesn't get convicted, it will encourage all the rest of the rats to fail to comply with subpoenas as well. So, I regard this as being a big test of the will of the People. If they get a hung jury, I hope they go again.
This guy doesn't help himself by running his mouth, but I see no "going medieval" happening here. Does anyone know why he wears layers of black clothing? He ain't no Johnny Cash. What's up with that?
I THINK, that Cipollone is going to testify in the future? I know that he visited the Committee on last Friday. I think that he is the witness that tRump tampered with. I think that these witnesses first are interrogated by J6, and then they appear to cough up their already known testimony. Just like what happens in a real court.
I think that the only witness that tRump would call personally would be Cipollone. Cipollone does have his own council. I think that he got called before Friday's testimony, and that is why Cheney warned off any future tampering. Of course, I don't know, but if Cipollone testifies in public, there's where I would place my bet.
Both these last witnesses testified that this next election cycle is at risk. It's not like we don't know or feel that. We all do. But these guys are like an extra warning that we should heed.
I hope that our Government continues after the hearings are completed to protect our processes and resist this extra threat that tRump The Orange continues to exert over our democracy.
One thing that alarms me is the fact that I see almost continuous public pleas by the Repubs to join them. I do not see Democratic efforts, although one could say that the J6 Committee hearings constitutes that effort. Still, we need more of a presence against Repubs, fascism, and the attacks on our Country.
I've been reading these new Russian warnings. Seems like there were a slew of them reported. SOS.
Then there was the report that Ukraine raised its flag back on Snake Island. Then, Russia says it bombed the island.
Remember when Ukraine drove Russia off the island? And, then Russia claimed their leaving was a goodwill gesture aimed at allowing food access.
But, now they're bombing again? What happened to that goodwill gesture? Russia lies. They got their asses kicked off the island. That's what the truth is there.
What amazes me is how well that concept in regards to basic psychology really works. You know, the one which teaches that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. Or, however that goes. Just lie your ass off, and people will believe the lie.
There is not ONE SHRED OF PROOF that the election was stolen from Trump in any meaningful way. Two fraudulent voters does not change the outcome of an election in which millions and millions vote against you.
What galls me is hearing adults who should know better repeat and refer to the Big Lie as if it has a credible basis or is fundamentally debatable. It is not debatable because it is not the truth, but a made up lie without foundation. It was made up by Trump et al to gin up opposition to the truth, that he LOST the election. He used the Big Lie to incite a riot to cover up the fact that he was trying to commit a coup against our democracy.
Those that still believe the Big Lie are lost in their need for a daddy figure, some emotional response and need to follow a threatening figure from which they derive a sense of power. It all boils down to self image, and who can give them that sense of belonging they seek.
But, the Big Lie is still just a lie. No one wronged Trump. He gained the most powerful position on the planet, and instead of even trying to do something positive, he continued with what he knows best, being a mobster, grifting, and bullying. His background is verifiable, his past malfeasance in business was recorded by history, and he is a poison to the body politic and doesn't deserve any consideration as a candidate for leadership of the country. If we allow this POS to gain power again, he will finish tearing up the Constitution and use it for toilet paper on his gold throne.
Tomorrow is our Independence Day. It belongs to us and those that died for it. It does not belong to the big, fat, lying bone spurs asshole who would like to sort us into boxes of useful to him, and not useful to him. Happy Fourth, America, and don't you let it get to you. We know the difference between the Truth and a lie.
"We're gonna fight, and we're gonna WIN!"
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