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EffieBlack

A modest request: Please do your research

It’s not a new thing here but it seems to be more prevalent lately that people are throwing around terms and concepts that they’ve read about somewhere on the internet but haven’t taken the time to actually learn about. As a lawyer, I notice it more when it deals with legal issues, but it’s certainly broader than that.

For example, lately some folk are complaining about (and actually mocking) the Democrats’ “strongly worded letters,” not realizing they are a legal necessity and demanding that Congress exercise its “inherent contempt” authority to throw people in jail immediately, without understanding exactly how this authority works and that it doesn’t permit immediate arrest and jail....

boston bean

Mueller burned us

I am more and more starting to believe that he isn’t some principled man unfettered by political bias.

His still working for Barr and in doing so, makes it obvious that he is not willing to stand up and speak truth to the American public. That is cause for concern.

I was willing to give him great benefits of the doubt. His report and his actions are starting to make me feel quite differently about him.

I guess we shall see.

Recursion

Political cartoon: I know it's a small thing to be angry about

I just wanted to get my anger down on paper (or at least in electrons). There's a political cartoon making the rounds with babies posed as the Marines and Sailor at the flag raising on Iwo Jima, with a caption congratulating Alabama on "striking back" against Roe v. Wade.

There's a lot more important things going on, but as a veteran, and particularly as a Marine Corps veteran, I can not just let that go: some images are not appropriate for partisan political propaganda, and the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi is absolutely one of them. To veterans that image is sacred, and not to be used to score political points. I know I shouldn't expect any better of the GOP, who love to praise soldiers and shit on veterans. But, like I said, I just wanted to register my complaint. It's not remotely the worst part of this current assault on women's bodily autonomy, but I wanted my 2 cents out there.

EffieBlack

"I don't think it's smart to start impeachment proceedings right now. We have to lay the groundwork

WHY ARE YOU AGAINST IMPEACHMENT?!

I'm not against impeachment. I think we should impeach him, but we have to make sure we're doing it right. That will take a little time.

THE MAN'S A CRIMINAL! WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING IMPEACHMENT?!

I'm not fighting impeachment. I just don't think we should go into it unprepared. In the meantime, we're not sitting on our hands. We're doing plenty to build the case....

Trueblue Texan

All those posting your belief there will be no justice...

...I guess I'm going to stop being annoyed with you and start being more compassionate. I'm going to remind myself that you're exhausted to the point of feeling hopeless. I'm going to remind myself that your views are a result of too much blatant corruption and not enough evidence of justice....

JohnnyRingo

Today's immigration speech was just a free campaign speech

I was outraged at his sweeping "new proposals" until he got to the end where he said it would be implemented in 2020 after he's re-elected and republicans snatch the gavel from Nancy Pelosi. Of course he pointed out Cocaine Mitch would have to retain the Senate majority, so it'll happen only with total Republican control of the government and Donald Trump ensconced in the White House.

I thought about that for a minute, wondering why it was necessary to make this pie in the sky announcement a year and a half ahead of time, and realized it's his new Build the Wall 2.0. "Make America Roomier Again" 2020.

Unfortunately, the media fell for this one, being told it was a major policy announcement. It was not.

TheFerret

From Georgia to Gorka, the GOP was One Fat Stack of Sweaty Assholes This Week

Yes, Virginia, shit remains completely cray. I have a newfound respect for television news anchors, if only for their ability to project a veneer of calm while running down this shit, day after day. How Anderson Cooper manages to get through a broadcast without cackling like a Schumacher-era Batman villain escapes me.

Elizabeth Warren responded to a town hall invite from Fux Nooz with a polite “Thank you, no, however you are welcome to gargle some used cat litter, you racist evil propaganda-belching shitbags,” and everyone at the Disinformation Network That Fucked Up Everything Literally Everything feigned outrage for a bit before getting back to the important work of belching up racist, evil, propaganda....

cynatnite

Let's not forget Dr. George Tiller...

who saved many women's lives.

He was shot down in cold blood while at church on May 31, 2009.

Women's lives aren't the only ones who are at risk from these draconian measures....

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