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RainCaster

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Home country: USA
Current location: Left Coast
Member since: Mon Oct 10, 2016, 07:19 PM
Number of posts: 2,629

About Me

A Reformed Republican who has seen evil and shook its hand. (Nixon) He now spends his time trying to change the world for the better.

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Howard Schultz doesn't vote in this month's school levies

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/howard-schultz-didnt-vote-on-latest-seattle-school-levies/
What more is there to say?

What can we do about him?

For the sake of this discussion, let’s stipulate that DFT has already been tried and found guilty of numerous crimes against the people, the state and perhaps even fashion. Whatever. The real question I have is- what do we do with the POS once he has been found guilty and removed from office? What should be his punishment?

Part of me would be ecstatic to see the small fingered vulgarian locked up in a cell for the rest of his life. I would do a Truly Happy Dance when I see the marshals take him out of the courtroom in chains. But what kind of prison? Someplace nasty with the most hardened criminals (like ADX Florence), or an easy street place like Butner where Bernie Madoff went? Then, once that decision has been made, how do we deal with security? As a former pResident, he is entitled to full time security for ten years after leaving office. While I would not lose sleep over jailhouse justice, the Secret Service would have to deal with that for at least the first ten years.
Is the death penalty even an option? It certainly was for the Rosenbergs. But his attorneys could tie that up until he’s died of natural causes. Although after ten years, he would be legally able to be executed. Plus, we are still on the hook for his security for the first ten years of his prison life.

Or could we place him in exile? Yes, kick him out of the country for the rest of his life. The Hill recently did an article about that concept as a sentencing alternative. Let the MF move to Russia or whatever country would take him in. Of course, we would confiscate all his known assets first, and perhaps leave him with $50k spending money, that seems fair. That which we confiscate could go back into the Treasury to reunite all those immigrant families. The problem is, would he be a security problem for us? Has he really been so stupid as to need comic book renditions of the daily sec briefings? What if he actually has a few brain cells remaining after all those orange spray paint fumes? Could he actually remember enough real details to be of value to China, Russia or anyone else?

Or do we just let him live out his days, tweeting madly from his penthouse in NYC about how Obama did him wrong? Would that give any sense of justice to the citizenry? Furthermore, what would it accomplish? IMO, if we had sent Nixon off to hard time when he left office, the GOP would have taken far longer to become this corrupt. So, part of the rationale behind a severe sentence is the deterrence it gives us against another trying to do the same thing.

What should be done? That is my question for us all.

Tim Eyman under investigation in theft of $70 chair from Office Depot

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tim-eyman-under-investigation-in-theft-of-70-chair-from-office-depot/

WTF - Carly B?

I thought I would turn on the idiot box for a few mins before going to bed. I saw the biggest waste of Oxygen I had seen in a long time. Where did this crap come from? My dogs excrement has more musical talent.
Sorry for being such a curmudgeon, that level of talent just rubs me the wrong way.

I'm calling my toilet time "Executive Time"

I suggest that should become the new description for our activities of relief.

Emoluments: what does the word mean?

I am a word junkie, and I make my living in an obscure part of technical communications, so it fits. Anyhow, I came across this article in the WaPo about DFT and his lawyers trying to redefine the word "emoluments". There is some fascinating history, and many of the links are also worthy of exploration. The amicus brief is exceptional, BTW.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/29/big-trump-case-hinges-definition-emoluments-new-study-has-bad-news-him/

How to end the shutdown

I fly weekly for work, so I deal with the TSA very often. They could fix this themselves with a few simple changes if implemented around the country.

Delay every GOP senator or congressman
There are so many ways this can be done - random searches, extra pat downs, more questions, searching of luggage and the subsequent bomb residue test... So many ways these assclowns can be delayed and miss their flights. Waiting for the supervisor to get back from her break is another gem.

The top of the list for this effort should be Mitch McConnell, for he is the main reason this is dragging on.
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How many of these working stiffs really support his damn wall when it takes money from their pockets?

The kids wanted to see the Home Alone movies tonight...

I am ready to puke at the sight of the Mango Molester in the second movie. Oh, it's still good to have the kids come home for Christmas.

Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned

Source: The Verge

Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to fund a “magnificent 2019 comeback” on the crowdfunding platform Patreon, only to be banned after one day. Yiannopoulos’ Patreon campaign, whose banner image is seen above, garnered around 250 patrons pledging an unknown amount of money before being kicked off the service.

“Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don’t allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon,” the company said in a tweet. Leaked emails have linked Yiannopoulos to white supremacists, and a 2016 video showed him singing karaoke in a bar while audience members, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, gave Nazi salutes.

“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted,” Yiannopoulos wrote in his Patreon profile. He asked patrons to help fund a weekly late-night TV talk show, and to help him “pay essential staff and service providers.” The Guardian reported earlier this week that Yiannopoulos was $2 million in debt, a number Yiannopoulos later claimed was actually “at least” $4 million in a flippant Instagram post.

In return, patrons would get rewards like “free Milo ringtones,” a signed poster of Yiannopoulos, and an “elite-tier Milo coffee mug.” Backers who pledged at least $500 per month got more personal perks like “Milo will call you on your birthday,” and for $750 per month, “Milo will fly to you and take you and a friend out for dinner once a year.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/5/18127994/milo-yiannopoulos-patreon-comeback-ban-hate-speech



Winning

That's all I will say.

Colbert's opener was great tonight

Gingerbread pee pee girls!
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